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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior the Home DM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWS P APE R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23 1953 This Paper Consists of Two One No 44 22 Americans Exiled From Homelan Soviets Secretly Fly Gold Worth 65 Million Dollars to Britain Sources Report LONDON Kremlin has secretly flown into Lon don about 65 million dollars in hammer and sickle gold bars official sources disclosed Wednesday The gold arriving in two air shipments during the last 72 hours is destined for the Bank of England It is the first gold deal between British and Russian central banks since 1936 The gold is believed to jhave come from Moscows jNarodni Bank and paid for in ster ling A Treasury spokesman refused to comment pointing out that the Bank of Englands gold trans actions are kept confidential London traders said there is a possibility the hammer and sickle are of the finest qual soon be on the way to American vaults Due to US More than 125 million dollars in British wartime indebtedness to the United States falls due at the end of this month Approximately another 35 million dollars will go to Canada British officials believe the Rus sians are selling gold and other precious metals in order to finance their expanded purchases of con sumer goods and machinery from nonCommunist nations Much of Wirephoto HEDY AND La marr poses with her fifth hus band Texas oil manW Howard Lee after their marriage in New York The couple flew to Califor nia later in the day 5 Children Die in Fire MARINETTE Wis UVA rag ing fire took the lives of five chil dren early Wednesday when the home of the Robert Degayner fam ily burned to theground The children sleeping in bedrooms on the second floor of the house when the fire started at about 6 a m The father left the house to call the fire depart ment When he returned the fire spread too rapidly for him to enter the house and save his children A woman watching the fire said she saw the father try and enter the house by climbing to the roof and entering through a window but heavy smoke and flames forced him back The children were identified as Patrick 5 Gary 4 Daniel 3 and Steve2 The father 30 and Inswife 27 were hospitalized with first and second degree burns on the face and handsMrs Dega3ner also suffered a possible cerebral con cussion hospital authorities said BULLETIN VERSAILLES Rene Coty a virtual unknown came within 11votes Wednesday of being elected president of the French Congress eager for a decision after being deadlocked since last Thursday immediately began balloting for 13th time Coty got 431 votes and MarcelEdmond Naegelen a Socialist 333 on the J2th ballot A majority of 442 was needed this buying has been donev in ster ling area countries The first in the current series of Soviet gold shipments to this country arrived in London three weeks ago It amounted to about 15 million dollars in hammer and sickle bars on consignment to British bullion dealers the gold later was sold to the Bank of England Bullion Center This shipment like the others was believed to have come here via Prague and latter an important bullion center Over the last months the Rus sians have also been selling their is mined m unknown quantities in European conti nental markets London traders estimate that the Russians recently sold about 50 million dollars worth of platinum manganese silver and pig iron in B r i t a i n New consignments of to harden steel scheduled to arrive this British portsFurther im ports of Russian silver are ex pected in the spring PREVIOUSLY REPORTED S18G1T Mason City Kiwanians Additional From Monroe Junior High School 300 Additional From Roosevelt Junior High School 998 Children at Odd Fellows Home 750 John GlILard 300 Employes of Ilenkel Construction S900 Park Inn Hotel 1000 Evenlng Pastime Club 200 100 Payne Healing 1500 United Clay Workers CIO Union Local 105 500 Nancy Lee Sherman 500 From Bob Iflfl Linda Judy Los Angeles 400 In Memory of Daniel 300 Kathy John 200 Fourth Floor Personnel Mercy Hospital 550 From Marianne Norma Jean 300 LM Two Medicos j 1500 Robert Stephen Slrom 200 JoAnn Jimmy Donny Oslrati der Forest City 200 A Grandmother 500 Sam Ralies Depl Store 2500 Ahoy Club Meserrey Helping Hand Society United Evangelical Church 500 Kelroy Fuel Furnace Co Em ployes 1100 MBS of Gait la 200 Bob It Judy 200 Mrs I H Furleirh i Alice 200 Union Township Farm Bureau 250 Junior Class Rock Falls Hlfh School 300 From a Brltt Friend 100 take Chapter Mrs Blanche Dvorttcf Plymouth v In Memory On Tlie Mason Churches Plan Christmas Festival 14 Holy Family Extends win Streak Johawks Lose 9 Christmas Party for 83 Families at Legion Hall 14 Oregon State Upsets Indiana 6751 9 SAME BLACK FLAG MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN PAST 24 HOURS Mother Gets Greetings From Long Missing British Envoy LONDON AVA Christmas letter in the handwriting of Guy Burgess British diplomat who vanished 2Vi years ago was delivered at his mothers home Wednesday She said it was the first real evidence that her son is still alive Burgess and his foreign office colleague Donald MacLean an American affairs expert disap peared on May 25 1051 There has been wide speculation that they fled to the East to help the Com munist world in its cold war against the West Certain of Writing i Burgess mother Mrs Evelyn Burgess Bassett said she was ab solutely certain her son wrote the letter signed in his name It is a wonderful Christmas present she said It is the first real sign we have had that he is alive A friend of Mrs Bassett told rcj porters it was quite a happy let ter containing ordinary Christmas greetings There was no indication in it of where Guy may be the friend added Contents of the letter were not published The penned date of the message was simply It was postmarked Monday night how ever and in the dockyard area of London Sent to Friend The lapse of time between the writing and the mailing of the let ter suggested the possibility that Burgess sent it to a friend here to be reposted The fact that it was posted in a dockyard area also suggested a possibility that Burgess if actually in an Iron Curtain country sent the letter to England in the care of a seaman who dropped it in a local mailbox Earlier this year MacLeans wife and family disappeared from London It immediately aroused speculation that she had been in contact with him and had left to join him possibly behind the Iron Curtain 2000 1600 Captured in Indiana Last Two Escaped Convicts Are Nabbed RICHMOND Ind elusive Southern Michigan Jris6h escapees were arrested Wednesday despite minute attempt by one to grab a gun while police were watching him Their capture in a hotel about dawn resulted from a investigation of a car they stole in Detroit Mich T h e fugitives H o m an Jsiondek 37 cohyicted of Idli ng a tavern owner during a 1942 holdup and Robert Dowling 27 lervinglarceny and breaking and THE DAYIS TOTAL 5 31100 TOTAL TO DATE S2117V75 CASIPAIGN GOAL J250000 CASH STILL NEEDED J T733 PM THURSDAY DEC Its Got to Be Done in a Big Hurry LEASE LETS NOT ANYBODY GET THE IDEA THAT WE CAN COAST IN FOR T HA T CASH GOAL FOR the 1953 CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND With the dead line only a few hours than a full the cash requirement was That means one of the biggest ad ditions to the fund ever rung up in a single day Its even larger than the one listed above A large part of the1 creditfor the excellent total recorded above is due the Kiwanis Club which down through the years has contributed a larger amount to Christmas Cheer than any othersingle or ganization The listing above includes every dollar on hand Every penny re ceived has been reported We do not at the moment know of a single large outstanding cash con tribution The task of completing the fund must be done through everybody doing his bit large or small You know the goal and you know the need Both are expressible in the Christmas Cheer slogan No Empty Stockings in Our Commu nity This Christmas If the youngsters at the Odd Fel lows Home can find a way to give what plausible excuse hasany of the rest of us for failing to do so This is your last fair chance Either send your gift to the Globe Gazette business is recommended because of the need for mail it to CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND Mason City Iowa EDITOR DIES REDDING Calif W Funeral services were planned Wednesday afternoon for Thomas Raymond Kendall 73 veteran newspaper editor and publisher and once a catcher for the Chicago White Sox baseball team Dont FihGl Evidence of Big Markup WASHINGTON WUThe Agricul ture Department reported Wednes day it has found no evidence of widespread abovenormal profit making by beef and cattle proces sors and distributors in the past two years The report culminated an inves tigation started in September at the direction of Secretary of Agri culture Benson He said there had 3een consumer and producer com plaints that beef prices had not declined in proportion to sharp drops in beef cattle prices in 195253 But the report prepared by the departments Bureau of Agricul Gosts Decline WASHINGTON Tht gov ernment reported Wednesday that living costs declined in November reversing a steady eight months advance to record levels The index compiled by the Bu reau of Labor Statistics declined threetenths of one per centto LAThis is sixtenths of one per cent higher than November 195Z and 13 per cent above the June 1950 start of the Korean War But it was the first drop since February and indicated some stabilizing of the economy The index decline knocks about 1100000 railroad employes out of the pennyanhour wagein crease they would have received had the index stayed at its 1154 October figure Their wage rates are geared by unionmanage ment contract to index changes loaded with one bullet from be neath a hat on the pretense he was reaching for identification papers But Rizio jumped forward and twisted Dowlings wrist forcing him to drop the gun Usiondek was being watched by policemen Elwood Clark and Harold Ryan and offered no resistance Police saidthe fugitives among 13 convicts who broke but of prison at Jackson Mich Saturday night apparently drove into Richmond shortly after midnight The other 11 convicts previously were ar rested and these two had become he object of an intensive police search in the Psychopathic Murderer Usiondek was described as a psychopathic murderer who had sworn vengeance against the prose cutor and four trial witnesses who helped send him to prison for life Dowling was considered capable of putting up a vicious fight if cornered SA police patrol car a nevv auto bearing Michigan license plates parked near the hotel abou am They checked its owner ship and learned it had been stolen in Detroit last Sunday night The hotel nightclerk told offi cers two men who registered as JoeBeck and JohnpConner of Troy Ohio entered the hotel from the direction of the parked car ture Economics which made the study declared It appears that retail prices of Deef have generally reflected the declining prices for live cattle in 1952 and 1953 There were scattered examples of very depressed prices on some of the lower grade cattle sold in he local livestock markets There were also a few cases of extremely wide margins on lower grade meat sold in retail meat stores But this was not the usual situation Prices of retail beef wholesale jeef carcasses and live cattle gen irally followed parallel trends The bureau said that in making its study it used basic records al ready in its files as well as infor mation gathered by survey teams sent into retail meat markets in Boston Buffalo Jacksonville Fla Dallas St Louis Los Angeles Seattle Minneapolis St Paul and Montgomery Ala Spam Production Halted by Strike AUSTIN Minn A Hormel Co Wednesday said the threeweeksold strike in the can industry will force the meat pack ing firm to discontinue production of Spam one of its main items by the end of this week A company spokesman added that chili canning likely will be halted Jan 1 and hash shortly aft erward Canning of ham will con tinue as long as possible but un less there is a strike settlement all of hormels canning probably will cease by Jan 15 Hormel cans Spam and other items in plants at Austin Fort Dodge and Fremont Neb NEW TV SET DAVENPORT WVChildren of St Vincents Orphans Home here are the proud possessors of a new tele vision set The TV machine was presented to the children Tuesday by the Amvets of Davenport In co operation with national and state Amvet organizations ittering terms were jailedpend ing arrival of Michigan authorities Struggle Briefly Dowling and Richmond police Dapt John Rizio struggled briefly Murdering Wife NEW ORLEANS UP A promi nent physician leaped 140 feet to lis death in the Mississippi Tues day after killing his wife with a carving knife Dr Marx Sterbcow 43 an out standing authority on childrens al ergies and his 27yearold wife Marcia had been estranged sever al months Detective William Bazajou said he physician nearly severed his wifes head with the knife then sped to the Mississippi River bridge nine miles above the city and jumped The body has not been recov ered The had a 3yearold son and 2yearbld daughter Inside Blizzard Damages House MILWAUKEE Wis UP Or ville Gurtzmacher 23 did not dream of a Christmas quite so white He said he bought two cans of spraytype artificial snow to decor ate his Christmas tree One can wouldnt spray sohe complained store where he bought it and was told to place the can in hot water for exactly one minute Grutzmacher placed the can in hot water and studied his watch After 45 seconds he reported the can exploded The blizzard did an estimated damage to the interior of his house and cut and bruised his hand AP VVircphoto PAIR OF CHAMPS AND PANDA FOR Jacqueline du Bief world figure skating cham pion from Paris teams with Barbara Ann Scott world champions of 1947 and 1948 as they entertained Teeny Stancy 3 a resident of one of Chicagos settlement houses The little girl sits astride a clown in a panda suit May Not Lose Feef After Ordeal in Accident COUNCIL Iowa farm wife was givei hope Wednesday ihatit may not be necessary to amputat her feet They were severely frozen during a nightlong ex posure in near zero cold following an auto accident Mrs Tom Arkfeld 31 farm wife near Panama Iowa said her physician has advised her the frozen feet are re spending to foot especially Mrs Arkfeld is in a Council Bluffs hospital where her general condition is described as good Mrs Arkfeldts car hita rut and rolled down a 20foot embankment Monday night as she neared honfe after visiting her mother in Mis souri Valley 30 miles away Pana ma is 15 miles northwest of Har lan in Shelby County Knocked Out She said she was knocked un conscious and remained in the car until about 9 m Tuesday A few times during the night Mrs Arkfeldt said she regained partial consciousness in a kind of a blur Id try to move but couldnt ihe said I prayed that some one passing on the road would see the car The car however was complete ly out of sight of the road By morning Mrs Arkfeldt was able to move about One of her shoes was missing but she said it didnt seem to make much dif ference because I didnt have any feeling in my feet Manages Escape She struggled from a car and managed toget to a farm home a half mileaway She was taken home where her husband took her to a hospital here He had assumed that she remained with her mother overnight In the fall of 1952 Mrs Glen McKnight 60 St Joseph Mo was trapped for five days in her wrecked car near Sidney in south west Iowa She recovered from the ordeal after lengthy hospitaliza tion MAY Gen Leo A Hoegh said Wednesday I cant deny that I have been giving some thought to becoming a Re publican candidate for governor in 1954 That was his answer to reports in GOP circles that there is a possibility he might make the race Hoegh was at his home in Chariton About The Weather Mason City Fair to partly cloud and warmer through Thursday Iowa Thursday partly cloudy an warmer Minnesota Thursday partly cloud and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up 8 a m Wednesday Maximum l Minimum At 8 a m Deadline Is Passed for Repatriation Wild Dancing Greets Appeal PANMUNJOM Korea Thurs ay American ils who have refused to return dome became exiles from homes amilies and country on this Christmas Eve They rejected in an orgy of vild dancing and singing of Soviet songs a final plea by the United Nations Command Wednesday to change their minds All questioning of antirepatriate prisoners ended Wednesday night The Americans one Briton and outh Korean prisoners who have said they will cast their lot with communism will remain in cus ody of the Indian troops here until Jan 23 Unless they change their minds they will then be sent to Communist territory Listed As Deserters The Defense Department will list hem as deserters as of Jan 23 Gen John E Hull United Na ions commander in chief in nrmed Nationalist China and South Korea that he will do everything to speed the movement of 22000 anti ommunist prisoners to Formosa and South Korea when they revert o civilian status at am Jan 23 The Americans the 103 South Koreans and the lone Briton re pudiated their homelands and loved ones on the final day of questioning even though strong In dian guards stood outside their compound hoping some would make a break from the hardcore Communists who are their lead ers Sing Nineteen of the 22 antireDatriate Americans pressed against the barbedwire enclosures which sym bolized their choice of Communism They sang the Internationale the Communist anthem as a last come home plea was made to them over a loud speaker Then they danced With them selves and with South Koreans five of whom wore gay womens clothing to primitive music Allied newsmen and UN offici als who had worked four months on winning back the prisoners to democracy said they were disgust ed by the exhibition At times there was a certain ring of obscenity in the Communist songs During the morning one of the Americans a youth with long blond hair was seen holding hands with a South Korean The Allies gave the unrepatriated prisoners 30 minutes to malte up their minds and after hearing Red songs and watching the men wave their fists sent the sound truck back to Munsan automatically ending the explanation program at pm Miss Final Three of the Americans missed the final plea They were hos pitalized in the prison hospital for undisclosed ailments Even though such high ranking officials as Secretary of State John Foster Dulles voiced belief that some of the Americans really want to return the prisoners hos tile lastday demonstration was certain to bring endless grief to their families News correspondents standing outside the wire identified from pictures Sgt Richard Corden of East Providence R L striding about the enclosure with a short coat thrown over his shoulders as he led the demonstration Corden and British Marine An drew Condron previously had been identified as leaders of the non Korean prisoners Regret It Mother Says TOKYO W Mrs Portia Howe leftfor home by plane Wednesday night a sad but devout mother who says her war prisoner son one day will realize he made a mistake in turning Communist r The Alden Minn housewife ex pects to spend Christmas with her family She is taking presents bought in Japan for her three other children Mrs Howe flew to Japan 12 days ago in an effort to see her POW son Pfc Richard Tenneson in Korea She failed But she said Wednesday night her hope is not shaken Tenneson 20 is one of 17 Ameri cans who Wednesday shouted down a lastminute Allied loudspeaker appeal at Panmunjom that they come home All the Americans re fused Mrs Howe a small Bible in her hand listened to the news in her hotel room Then she opened her Bible Train up a she read aloud in a soft but composed voice in he should go and when he is old he will not depart from It This she said is one of Gods promises and I believe Gods promises are never broken I feel sure Richard will realize his mistake Of course she said her son will be welcomed whenever he might choose to come home I wouldlike the Communists to know they havent destroyed our familyunity she said am go inghome to have Christmas I will go home and Resume a normal we will get jfack fo as last as possible V ;