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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T HI NEWSPAPER THAT MA KES ALL NORTH IOWANS NS G H O R S HOME EDITION VOL LX PTCM and United Frew Fun LUM a Copy MASONCITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 29 1753 Paper of Two One Missing Since 1949 Reds Release Two Americans BERLIN Americans1 a soldier and4a civilian appeared on the fringe of rthe Iron were free by Soviet Russia Tuesday One had Keen missing since 1949 Like thousands ofother men and women whose fat still remains unknown they had been seized by the Russians charged with al leged crimes and buried in Soviet prisons Army Pvt Homer H Cox 33 of Oklahoma City Okla and Leland H Towers ofSanFrancisco Calif were handed over to United States authorities at Bed army headquarters in Karlshorst Tues day afternoon i They wore shabby black trousers and black parkatype jackets won the World Series Whos the vice president they asked the American liason officers who brought them to Berlin Their biggest surprise was the number of brands of kingsize cigarettes now being made They seemed fin good health but were taken to a hospital for a thorough medical checkup Cox disappeared from West Ber lin in September 1949 Towers dis appeared in Finland in 1951 Cox had been sentenced to 53 years in prison They owed their freedom to Austrian Dutch and German war prisonersfreed in recent months These prisoners specified Cox and Towers as among numerous Amer icans in Russian captivity LABORER DIES IN Drums of solvent and batches of broom fibre are strewn in thestreet in front of the New York buildings that were wrecked by anex plosion and fire Louis Lancaster in the brush was killed andmne firemen injured Ikes Action Designed to Avert Strike Sets Up Board in Rail Dispute AUGUSTA Ga Eisenhower Tuesday set up a spec ial emergency board in an effort to stave off a threatened strike of more than a million nonoperating employes against the nations rail roads The Chief Executive put aside briefly the laborious task of pre paring speeches to Congress and the public to sign an executive or der aimed at halting or at least delaying a threatened work stop page by the 15 nonoperating rail road unions The unions have voted to strike in a dispute over operating rules changes but set no date for the walkout Essential Transportation In his executive order Tuesday thePresident said the unsettled the judgment of the National Mediation Board threat ens substantially to interrupt inter Dulles Warns Reds U S to Fight Attacks WASHINGTON UP Secretary of State Dulles tinted Tuesday that US sea and air forces Awill retaliate directly if Communist China openly intervenes in Indochina or re news the fighting in Korea In a news conference discussion of President Eisenhow decision to pull two divi sions out of Korea Dullesem phasized that this government might meet aggression in Korea or open intervention in In dochina by striking at the aggres Alarm Prevents Serious Blaze DES MOINES fire alarm system was credited Tues day with preventing a potentially serious fire at the Elm Crest Nurs ing Home here where 40 elderly persons reside Ernest Bates janitor said he was sweeping the Mon day when an exterior alarm went off He said the alarm system led him at once to the second floor There he found an electric lamp and the dresser aflame in the room of Mrs Elizabeth Shank 90 Bates doused the fire with a pan of water sor forces in places outside of Korea and Indochina He said that while American power in terms of foot soldiers in Korea is on ther decline its power in terms of otherr elements obvi ously weapons is being in creased5 t Ike to Channel Defense f i Contracts to Needy Areas i AUGUSTA Ga Eisenhower jTuesday out lined a federal manpower policy designed to channel more defense contracts into areas has been a large amount of unemployment Eisenhower said in a statement that the policy recently was set forth in a dum which Arthur S Flem ing director ofthe Office of Defense Mobilization sent to key government agencies handling de fense purchasing The President voiced full agree ment with the policy which James C Hagerty Eisenhowers Urges Allies to OK Date AP Wirephoto FOREST FIRE NEARS MT WILSON and flames froma raging forest fire advance up the side of the mountain background toward the famed Mt Wilson Observatory and the four million dollar TV transmitters which serve1 the Los Angeles area Another picture on page 22 Fighters Gain on Forest Blazes But Winds May Wipe Out Work press secretary told newsmen was being made public for the first time so far as he knows Set Standards The policy set up standards for channeling more defense work to unemployment areas and provides for rapid tax amortization on capi tal investment in defense work in those areas Eisenhowers announ c e m e njt came less than 24 hours after a majority of some 300 economists meeting in Washington agreed that the country is having an orthodox recession Members of the Ameri can Statistical Assn said there Monday it was mild but general and that it carriednvith it a cutin production and payrolls No Influence But Hagerty in reply to ques tions insisted that the adminis trations actionwas not gearedin any way to theviews of those econ omists or to statements by Con gress members suchas Sen Doug las DH1 who said last weekthe nation already is in a recession Hagerty said1 plan Eisenhow er outlined is designed to relieve unemployment in areas where it WASHINGTON officials indicated that the United States urging its Allies to agree torf Russia suggestion that the proposed Big Four foreign min isters conference be held Jan 25 instead of Jan 4 It is the hope of the State De partment it is understood to nail the Russians downv firmly on the Jan 25 date so there will be no further excuses for delay departments official spokes man Henry Suydam said Monday the Westsreply to the Soviet note that proposed the January date will not be long delayed And he added that if the meeting is to be held on Jan 25 the sooner the date is fixed the better The Big Three originally pro posed that the ministers meeting be held Jan 4 in Berlin But Rus sia Teplied that for administrative reasons itpreferred Jan 25 at the earliest has existed quite He added a few years This is the first time a national administration has tried something about it to do Both Were Really Surprised at This ESTHERVILLE UP Elmer Schaefer ordered atelevision set to surprise his wife for Christmas Mrs Schaefer planned a similar surprise for her husband Fortunately they made their pur chases from the same dealer He took one set back Too Late WASHINGTON sional Democrats said Tuesday their invitation to a White House conference en the administra tions legislative program came a litHe late to have any real meaning They agreed it was a courteous gesture for President Eisen hower to ask Democratic and Re publican leaders in for biparti san talksron foreign policy and national defense next Tuesday But they pointed out that Mr Eisenhowers program to be out lined to Congress in his State of the Union message Jan 7 almost certainly will be cut and dried by that time Sen Lester C Hunt DWyo predicted that the Jan 5 meet ing announced by White House Press Secretary James C Hag erty Monday willhave little or no practical effect on the Presi dents program or the Democrat ic attitude toward it AH that can be done is to re view the State of the Union mes sage which will already have been decided upon he said j bipartisan cooperation from the Democrats on foreign policy and national defense state commerce to a degree such as to deprive the country of es sential transportation services Mr Eisenhower provided in his order for a threeman board but did not name the members The appointments were expected to be made shortly The board will report back to the President in 30 days with recom mendations onhow best to settle the dispute which could tie up Americanrail transportation if the nonoperating unions struck The winter White House here said about 150 railroads were involved in the disagreement Meanwhile the President pored over a set of speeches and mes sages on which he based a hope for FORMER STAR DIES GRAND RAPIDS Mich ffl Mrs John HFolger 66 stage and film star in the days of silent pic tures died Monday at her home LOS ANGELES UP Weary gained headway Tuesday against a late season forest fire wtbich menaces Mt Wilsons famed observatory and a multimillion dollar television transmitter area It looksa little better a Fed eral Forestry Service spokesman SaioVBut he expressed fears that anticipated high winds Tuesday night may wipe out gams made in 48 hours of rugged work 1000 Men Fight More than 1000 men battled this file in the San Gabriel mountains and another in the same range 20 miles east below Mt Baldy The two big blazes have burned over 13000 acres of valuable timber and watershed land and the denuded slopes now pose a flood threat When much needed rains arrive Flames flared within 200 yards of observatory structures Monday night Battalion Chief William A Sherill reported lots of ash was falling on buildings atop the 5800 foot mountain but no hot stuff 50 MPH Winds Winds were light Tuesday but the Weather Bureau forecast strong gusts off the desert late Tuesday night or early Wednesday with gusts up to 50 mph Firemen say there is no hope of controlling the Mt Wilson fire Tuesday night Approximately 2500 persons were evacuated at the height of the fire but the Forestry Service said danger to homes now is only slight A recheck showed that about 33 unoccupied cabinswere destroyed Before crews couldbe sent into charred Big Santa Anita Canyon it was presumed J36 cab ins there were destroyed Meantime the Mt Baldy fire which has burned 3000 acres was virtually controlled r Lower edges of this fire have from time to time threatened out skirts of Monrovia and Sierra Ma dre foothill communities cast of Pasadena The fire below Mt Baldy north ofClaremont and 700 to 1000 resi dents in that vicinity were evacu ated The Prison Term for Girl in Kidnap Case About Eisenhower himself had Art much the same points when closing the decision Ho withdraw two divisions from Korea 1 r f t y WT r Dulles that available French native fortes in Indochina will effectively with the new Communist drive 9 He said thatt nothing the Reds have done in this operation has Al tered appreciably thetime tableof which the American andFrench break Communist power in Indo china in a year Furthermore Dulles said he does not think thatthe Red drive presents any present threat to Thailand bordering Laos on the west Some Congress Knowland RCalif for expressed concern that Thailand MUSGOKEE Okla 17 yearold former carnival strip teas er Tuesday faced a 21year sen tence in federal prison for kidnap ing an Indiana baby Mrs Tommie Dene Doughty pleaded guilty Monday to kidnap ing 5monthsold Richard Lee Stam mer at Evansville IndVarid carry ing him to Bokchifo Oklawhere she was captured five days later FederalJudge Eugene Rice prp nounced sentence and said the girl would be eligible for parole after serving onethird of the sentence providing she makes a good rec ord behind bars US Dist D Mc Sherry had recommended a 20foi sentence Hedeclared the defendant deserved severe punish ment in view of the anxiety she had caused the childs parents Mr and Mrs Richard Stammer Evansville AP Wirephoto LAST POW STILL IN Donald L Wake house Woodbine Iowa looks at a picture of his wife he had just received as he lays inan Army hospital in Tokyo Wakehouse 22 is the last prisoner of war repatriated in the prisoner exchange that still remains in the Far East Surgeons have tried to stop infection in his leg bone might be invaded On other points Dulles 1 Made clear that the United States Britain and France will ac cept Russiasproposaltbatthe Germans to Replace Airmen WIESBADEN G er many More than 10000 American airmen in Europe will be replaced by Eu ropean civilians i a new will free about 36 million dollars for activationof new Air Force wings in the U n i t e d States US Air Force beadquartersJsaid Tuesday A similar program reportedly will be carried out in the US far Eastern Air Force An TAir Force spokesman said featin Europe 10662 airmen will replaced by a total of 8611 civilians The remaining jobs will beeliminated Hestressed that key American will not be changed and thats the program will not reduce combat readiness of American firepower1 in Europe Officials pointed outt h a t thou sands of1 European civilians have been doing an excellent job as US AirForceemployes for the past few years The spokes mansaid that ajnun disclosed number of replacements havealready taken place but that graph Co reported its cable to the top of Mt the bulk is due next summer The Air Force plans for the switchover include return home of these numbers of Americans Brit ain 4237 Germany 3508 France 2282 French Morocco 626 Aus tria 9 About 20 million dollars has been earmarkedby the Air Force to pay the new civilian workers Air Force officials said that the average wage for these workersis about a year compared with more than twice that much for American airmen Pacific Telephone Tele coaxial Wilson where TV was still intact although in dan ger Send Wives Down Late Monday night observatory personnel sent their wives down the mountain by one remaining safe route and joined the fire crews Valuable scientific instru mentshousehold effects frorn six dwellings and five automobiles were the double walled steel dome that houses the 100inch telescope Fire fighting teams manned 14 pumpers near the observatory summit to beat down the flames if they crackle closer 70 to 20 Below Forecast Frigid Arctic Weather Sweeping Into State DES MOINES mass of coldArctic air was moving into Iowa Tuesday The Weather Bureau said lowans should getready for the lowest temperatures of the season by Wednesday morning Theleadingedge of the cold wave entered northwest Iowa Tuesday morning The cold air was expected to move gradually across the state to the accompaniment of strong shifting winds and light snow With the cold air mass cen tered in Iowa Wednesday morning temperatures are expected todrop to the lowest levels of the season with lows ranging to 10 to 20 be low zero in north Iowa and zero to 10 belowan southern sections the Weather Bureau said It was 50 below zero at Brochet Man and 45 below at Churchill 600 miles north of Winnipeg Some parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta had blizzard conditions The mercuryfell to 12 zero at Grand Forks NDy at dawn and continued swiftly down ward By 11 am it was 19 below and still falling It was 14 below at Devils Lake ND arid 11 below at Fargo warm weather Reinforcements in the form ahead of the coldfront 200 Indian forest fire experts were gnd some residents were due for being flown here from Arizona and Mexico a rude awakening with tempera tures dropping 60 degrees AH About The Weather Mason City cloudy and very cold withdiminishing winds Tuesday night Iowa Temperatures falling to 10 to 20 below north Minnesota Wednesday fair not so cold northwest GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEARAGO Maximum Minimum 38 26 20 24 7 War Certain Rhee Claims SEOUL Korean Presi dent Syngman Rhee Tuesday called on the Allies to halt discussions with the Communists and join his nation in the last great battle to annihilate the Red forces that seek destruction of the free world The fiery Korean patriot in a new years message to his people that echoed his previous threats to unify Korea by force asserted a decisive war with Communism is eventual and inevitable A few hours earlier the aged leader pledged to Communistruled North Koreans in a new years greeting We will come to your rescue just as soon as we can The statement recalled his throats last spring that South Ko rea would drive aloneif neces the Yalu River boundary Rhee reminded Koreans he had agreedto a temporary halt in his aim to unify Korea and had prom ised the Allies to refrain from ntni lateral action for 90 days after the start of the Korean peace con ference But the recent breakoJf of nego tiations to set up the conference he said can be regarded as fi nal He added More than ever we are con vinced that as long as theChinese Communists are on Korean soil there can be no successful confer encc and no peace for our suffer ing country Fmir foreign Berlin be held Jan 25 orlater t jiSihiljc n 2 Disclosed pUnnedt take ister Molotoy at Berlin next week in themeeting now ji ji BlqstV Rebels S A I O p N American built warpiahes halted the ward march iofCemmunist in vaders of bombs groundfbrcejs in Northern Indochina reported kill ing 500 Red rebels and capturing 500 1 TheFrench struck back in the air and on fon fronts in their first move te erase new gains made by Redrdemi natedvViet Minn forces which slashed Indochina in two last Saturday by driving te the Me kong River port ef Thakhek in Laos on the Thai land rangements for negotiation on President Eisenhowers atomic pool plan He said that since the Berlin conference hasbeen pot off somealternative way of taking up this question with theRussians must be found v i Atomic Agreement Dulles said theUnited States sees greater promise international atomic agreement mimodest be ginning ttian plan ashe called for solving all atomicproblems fat once Be said he hoped the Soviet ment also willaccept that view 3 Expressed hope that Israel and Jordan will hold a facetoface meeting under their armistice agreement to eliminate points friction betweenthem Dulles began bis news conference with a discussion of the Commu nist drive in Indochina He said he thought the importance of what has happened has been very greatly ex aggerated in the press Deprecatingthe Reported Com incutting the coun try in two on an eastwest line Dulles said that for a long time there has not been any northsouth movement in the affected area Normalmovement is by sea he said Furthermore the interior of Indochina r has been spotted by Communist infiltration for a loojj time RICHES TORAGS KEENE NH UP ilt riches to rags at the home of Mrs William H MacDonald Monday Her 6monthold puppy Rags chewed up nearly in bills V V SAME On The WWff 9999 Preve They Are First Leee H Cerre Oecde Sefceefc Get I2JMM in AM11 ;