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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON GITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NiWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY STORES Open Friday arid Saturday Nights December 1718 Until 9 Oclock VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 1954 This Paper Consists of Two One No 59 N Secretary to Confer With Chou Fischer in Pretty Good Shape Says Canadian Airman By ROLF HOFSTAD SWEA CITY Capt Harold Fischer double jet ace whose parents live two miles west of here is in pretty gooc his parents learned in a telephone call from t Canadian flier who last week returned to his home in Quebec Friday morning the curtain of secrecy lifted and Squadron Leader Andrew B MacKenzie told the world what had happened to the fou fliers three Americans and himself since they were clamped into a Red Chinese prison Mr and Mrs Fischer knew the details of their sons imprisonmen before the story broke officially in Ottawa but withheld details out o to the Canadian Hi called them privately to pass on the welcome word about thei sons condition It was the first direct word thi parents have had of their im prisoned son MacKenzie also told the Fisch ers he and his wife will visit the Fischer farm home before Christ mas to fulfill a promise he hac made to the captain before he left 2500 BEPOBTED Maion City Newcomers Club Mason CHyPrinting Preismen and Aiilitantii Union SW Knerrcllc C 1 ft Canfrefatlonai Chapter Club United Home Bank 2 Mnon City Order nf Ahepm In Memorr of Christs Birth Milson Brownie Troop Gleaneri Sunday School Class Plymouth Club or Plymouth Children at Odd Fellows Home From the Delahoyde Family Girl Scouts Troop 8 Society Chapter BF St Vincent DePaul Society MoJy Family John Wonsmos Thornton Mason City Exchange Club Tom Skellenger Stere A Bohby Neifhhorhood Bridie Club THE DATS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE CASK STILL NEEDED M Youngsters Are Leading Way So Far AYBE ITS TIME OUR YOUNG ER GENERA TION HAD A HEART TO HEART TALK WITH Mom and Dad especial ly Dad about the facts of this Christmas Cheer Fund Youngs ters have been doing more than their share up to this but the oldsters have been sitting on their pocketbook it would seem The gift recorded above from the children in the Odd Fel lows home 10 cents for each on the represents more of a sacrificial giving than much larger gifts from most other people And its additional to the 10 cents each youngster will be giving at the school attended by him or With only a week more to go the fund is a third of a way toward the goal Daily additions from now on must average almost a day if success is to crown this years effort as it has the previous 28 solicitations Doris Bruce of Family Service administrator of the fund issued a request Friday that organizations or individuals planning to give Christmas Baskets clear through that office as a means of avoid in two or more bas for some families and none for others The telephone number is I6i And please hurry your cash contribution to the Globe Gazette business office or mail it for freedom The GlobeGazette also knew th details of the story told Friday for the first time but refrained from publishing it at the request of the Fischers who did not know hov much detail the Canadian govern ment wouldallow the flier to give to the world Jailed Mukden The farm couple learned these facts which they had been eager ly awaiting ever since they learnec the captain was in prison in China They learned that the four fly ers were imprisoned not in Pie ping as had been thought but in the ancient city of Mukden a city of about a million people The elder Fischers also heard details of the dramatic parting MacKenzie learned only two hours before his release that he would be free to go home The three Americans learned only an hour Story on 2 before MacKenzie left The four men sat down to a last hour of talk and a special meal given them by their captors It was the hardest thing Ive ever done to leave my three friends and come MacKen zie told the Fischers Mostly Talk Mrs Fischer said they will most ly talk when the MacKenzies arrive at the farm I feel I already know CAPT HAROLD FISCHER JR them as Ive written Andys father and sister many Mrs Fischer said The Fischers indicated they be ieve the captain and the two other Americans will be released soon The Canadian said the first atch of packages came through v 50 pounds in all The men went on a eating and coffee binge with the contents Let ers he said come through in good ime The captain usually receives the most mail He assured the fliers parents again and again in the phone con versation which lasted a halfhour hat Harold is in good physical shape MacKenzie told for the first time low the North lowan was shot down A swarm of MIGs ganged upon the captain and rather than endanger his wingman he told him o get MacKenzie said He bailed out and landed without a Fischer was shot down April 7 1953 KISUM6 DIIS KEOSAUQUA Ris ing 30 of near here died Thurs day of injuries suffered a short ime earlier in a sawmill accident near here New Military draining Plan Is Unveiled WASHINGTON De fense Department Friday unveiled a new military manpower program designed to hold active Armec Forces down to a reasonable size and build up a minuteman reserve force of three The program is designed the ad ministration feels to prepare the Armed Forces for the Jong pull of the cold war or the sudden on slaught of global atomic war Under the program virtually all the nations physically fit youth could expect to undergo some form of military enlistees draftees or specially trained re serves Priority Tag The program will be submitted or approval to the next Congress which meets in January The ad ministration has put a priority tag on it The most important and most in the program s the proposed establishment of a modified form of universal mili tary training This would provide that a limited number of youths could volunteer for six months of active training and then be com pelled to serve 9Vz years in the reserves Main Points In brief the main points of the proposed program are 1 Those selected for the six months basic training and 9 years in the reserves will number about annually at the start 2 The draft law now due to ex pire next June 30 would be ex ended for four 1959 3 Draftees would serve two active duty to be followed iy six years required reserve duty Hoegh Meets With Representatives of Three States COUNCIL BLUFFS elect Leo A Hoegh met Friday mth Victor Anderson of Nebraska and representatives of iovernorselect of South Dakota and Kansas for a twoday confer ence Joe Foss of South Dakota ind red Hall of Kansas said they were unable to attend the meeting called by Hoegh Hoegh called the meeting to dis cuss with the new governors tlie Jarty platforms in the Midwestern States and the recommendations the men expect to make to their egislatures He said he feels the exchange of ideas will benefit not only the men attending the meet ng but also the residents o their states i GlobeGazette photo INTO THE Logan 60 Ruthven escaped serious injury Thursday evening when his car apparently went out of control and plunged down a 40foot embank ment into the water near Rockwell Logan a state parole offioer suffered a torn shoulder ligament and was re ported in satisfactory condition at a Mason City hospital Friday The dotted lines on this photo by Elwin Musser show the path of the car from Highway 65 down the em bankment and into the water Jury Deliberates Fate of Dr Sam Sheppard CLEVELAND Ohio housewives and seven men Friday began deliberating the fate of Dr Samuel H Sheppard accused of the bludgeon murder of his wife A verdict of guilty as charged can send him to the electric chair The murder trial jury retired to its beigewalled deliberation room on the third floor of the Criminal Courts Building at a m Iowa Dr Sheppard 30 accused of slaying his pregnant wife last July 4 stood up from his chair at the counsel table and watched the jurors file out The case of the sportsloving Dr Sam which has excited the nation was nearing its climax He was accused by the state of beating his wife to death after quarreling with her about his affairs with pert Susan Hayes 24 and other women Dr Sam sat in his familiar courtroom pose hands clasped in front of bis breast as the judge read the charge for 38 minutes EDITOR IMPROVING DAVENPORT tfl William A Ceperley 64 managing editor of the Davenport Democrat since 1951 was in good condition following a stroke in the news room Thursday night i SAME Dr Sheppard was led from the courtroom at by his guard James Kilroy There were tears in bis eyes as he turned and waved to members of his family and his minister Twito Guilty on Charge of Drunk Driving ESTHERVILLE WIEmlct Twi to resigned Emmet County sheriff late Thursday was convicted o driving while intoxicated by a Dis trict Court jury here Twito denied the charge whit grew out of an accident here las Sept which his car collidec with two others Judge G W Stillman Friday sc Wednesday as the day for sentenc ing the former sheriff The jurj was out seven hours and 40 min utes before returning the verdict There was no immediate wore on whether Twito would appeal The former sheriff denied he had beendrinking and snjd he had been ill for three weeks prior to Sept 22 He testified that just before the ac cident he blacked Twito was elected to a new two year term last month but has no said whether he will attempt to qualify for the position Walls Cracked After New West Coast Quake SAN FRANCISCO WVAn earth quake which cracked walls and shook buildings but apparently caused no major property damage jostled the San Francisco Bay area late Thursday night some 20 hours after a more severe shock rattled Nevada and neighboring states photo SAMOA TO NORTH and Mrs Roy Baker Nora Springs and their adopted daughter Louise welcome Louises brother Charles when he arrived Thursday from Pago Pafiro Samoa The children had not seen each other for three since Louise came to the United States to make her home with the Bakers For the complete story turn to page 10 Accepts Offer of Red China Premier for Peiping Talks UNITED NATIONS N Y Secretary General Dag Ham marskjold Friday accepted an invitation for facetoface talks with Red hinas Chou Enlai in Peiping The secretary general acted less than lour hours after he had re ceived a cable from the Chinese Communist Premier saying Ham marskjold would be welcome if he wished to discuss questions related to world peace and international tension Although Chou did not agree to discuss the 11 American jailed as spies Hammarskjold was understood to feel that such talks lad not been ruled this reason he accepted without delay The exact date of Hnmmarskjolds departure for Peiping and for the talks was not fixed but the secretary general intends to go as soon as arrangements can worked out The exchange W messages grew out of a resolution adopted by the U N General Assembly last Fri day condemning the Peiping re gime for holding the fliers arid directing the secretary general to do his best to win their release Hammarskjold immediately sent off a cable proposing direct talks with Chou He received two cables from the Communist leader Friday morn ing One denounced the Assemblys action as illegal and the other sale he would receive Hammarskjolc for talks at a date to be decided upon by the secretary general Two Cabltf In reply Hammarskjold sent t cables The first merely acknowl edged the receipt of Chous bias against the Assembly and in formed Chou thai the message wa being circulated to U N mem bcrs I acknowledge receipt of you cable No 38 of 17 December con cernlng my proposal for a visi to Peiping I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you In view of the necessary practical ar rangements I am not yet in position to fix a dale for the ar rival nor can I say definitely wh will come with me I may get a opportunity for the first contac concerning some of these practi cal arrangements with your am bassador in A spokesman for Hammarskjol said he would leave at 6 p m Fn day for Stockholm according t previous plans The spokesmai said the secretary general als would definitely return to York next Wednesday Final arrangements for the trip will be made then It was under stood he would take several ad visers with him but it still had no been decided who they would be No Decision A spokesman said also that no decision had been taken as to the route to be followed by the secre tary general on his trip It was said however that he still hoped io arrive in Peiping as soon as possible after Dec 26 This wa Lhe date originally suggested by Hammarskjold in his Dec 10 mes sage In view of the bitter attack made by Chou on the Assembly action ind also because of his failure to say specifically that he would dis cuss the case of the flyers with Hammarskjold there was some doubt at first as to whether the secretarygeneral would accept his nvitation A spokesman was asked how lammarskjold interpreted the Chou invitation but he declined to comment Other sources close to he secretary general however aid the very fact that he was go ng to Peiping answered this ques ion These sources pointed out hat the Assembly had given Ham marskjold a mandate to seek re ease of the flyers and for this eason he was bound to press the ssue Voters Approve Bonds KIESTER of the oint school district comprising the villages of Kiester and Walters fa orcd a bond issue of for ew school buildings Thursday The vote was 409 in favor and 239 ipposed Of the amount voted will go for a tworoom unit at Walters nd will go for a new high chool building at Kiester SORftY TOKYO Namiki member of the lower house Fri ay apologized for blasting Japans icw foreign minister He said he iad forgotten he now was a mem of the government party Wet Snow Covering Highways DES MOINES Wl Heavy wet snow packed down on highways ia the eastern twothirds of Iowa Fri day making driving conditioni hazardous in many sections A storm front dumped two to three inches of new snow Thurs day night and the Weather Bu reau said about that much more may fall in northeast Iowa as the storm moves out of the state Fri day There was little or no snow in the western third of the state Sioux City and Shenandoah report ed none at all and Council Bluffs had only a trace 71 The State Patrol re ported Highway 71 was clear in southwest Iowa but highways were generally slippery east of there The snow occurring in tempera tures only a few degrees below freezing was wet and packed easily Lows Thursday night ranged from 24 at Mason City to 32 at Davenport and Burlington The Highway Patrol reported this highway picture in the state Des Moincs area highways 50 to 100 per cent snow covered with the snow ranging from 2 to 3 inches Plows were out to clear the snow away Chariton area 2 inches of new snow highways 100 per cent ice and snow covered Ntar Normal Council Bluffs area highways normal except for some packed snow northeast of Council Bluffs and the picture also was about the same in the Carroll area The roads were snow packed south of Fort Dodge and near Ma son City snow packed in the Wa erloo and Dubuque areas and here was packed snow and ice around Cedar Eapids and Daven port In the Burlington and Ottumwa areas the patrol reported slush on the roads south of Ottumwa and roads becoming snow packed else where in that section About The Weather Cify Snow cold lowi Snow flurries Snow flurries SNOW Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 31 Minimum 25 At 8 26 Precip 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 4 Minimum ;