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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Ipwds Daily Newspaper Edited lor tho Homo ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE N E WSP AP ER TH AT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated IVtsg a lid United 1iess Full lease Seven Cents a Cojiyl MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 1 1954 This Paper Consists of Two One NO n Down Red Jet After Attack on One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Some Sparks From Our Editorial Flint TUST about the most rewarding of being a newspaper edi tor as I have had occasion to point put in the past makes itself felt in the daily mail pouch Scarce ly a clay passes without at least one letter of a stimulating and chal lenging nature Sometimes he writers agree with something Ive said or written And thats always pleasant of course Such letters on certain days put a sun inan otherwise drab and cheerless sky But most of my let ters reach me from persons who want either to argue with me on some point or amend sonic of my logic Thats the kind that cause me to sit up and take notice that is if they arc signed Without a sig nature theyre likely to go to the wastcbasket with no more than a casual glance Why should one with an honest or worthwhile opin ion wish to hide behind anonymity Name Myles Standish Recently a friend back in Provi dence R I look time out to write me an extended note to amplify some of the things i had pointed out in a commentary setting forth what I would say if I had only 10 minutes to1 tell a benighted Rus sian the difference between our Tots Listen as Thugs Read Theft Not a Fairy Tale T r i i i most way of life and the Communism under which he hs lived and perhaps all of his This friend incidentally has just about the most appropriate name a New Englander could possibly have Ils Myles Blandish and his family roots deep an thai historic section of bur country U seems to ob icrvcd thatthere is little real understanding of this difference Much of the explanation is in terms which 1 find of questionable val idity And theres a widespread willingness oh the part of the pub lic to accept plans programs and governmental proposals which under different names promote advance the spread of Commu nist theory in this country Shall Go On That my Providence friend added is why I would like lo lake some Umc lo give you myihink ing about the basic differences be tween these two philosophies It soundsrather inleresling up to this point doesnt it Shall we go on To my mind there are only three fundamental and basic con flicts and contradictions between these philosophies All olhers are merely differences in degree The first is private property the friiits of labor being owned controlled and used privately and Individualiy rather than publicly and collectively The second is free fair and universal competition on the basis of equality forall in the eyes of the iawas a national policy rather than monopoly state or private Servants Not Master The third is the recognition and admission by Government that it governs by the free consent the governed and the universal agree ment on and acceptance of the fact lhatlhe people are sovereign and have the power andthe right to restrict limit and control the powers of government over their persons their lives and their prop erty this as distinguished from universal submission and abdica tion of all individual rights in favor of an autocratic dictatorial gov ernment with total power and au thority overall the peoplcand all Roosevelt Withdraws From Race LOS ANGELES ORfhc Los An gelesDaily News said Monday that James Roosevelt has in effect withdrawn from the congressiona race in Californias 26th District The News quoted Roosevelt as saying I have reipased all my friends and supporters from any further obligation tome in the 26th District congrcssi o n a campaign anc alsolhafI will not name o the 26th Dist rid Council for en dorscment nor will I allow my friends sent it ROOSEVELT Feb ing to pre at the 11 meet R o o s e veil could not be reached immedi ately nor could his attorney who has been his spokesman since the scandal over Mrs Roosevelts sep arate maintenance suit accusing him of infidelity with 12 women broke last Friday Not Decided Previously Roosevelt had indicat ed to some reporters that he would continue in the race and lo olhers that he had not yet decided on his final course The News story however also left a door open by quoting Roose vett as pointing out lhat the candi dacy filing time doesnt begin until Denies Charges L O S ANGELES AVJ a m e s Roosevelt Mondaydeclared each and every allegation of miscon duct of which he was accused by his wife was completely false and without foundatio4 Medicine for Pope if u 5ITY ffVSweden has the Vatican a new medicine that Swedish doctors think might help rid Pope Pious XII of the hic cups bothering him for more than a week It was not known how ever whether the medicine would be used Vatican sources reported the 77yearold pontiff is continuing to improve slowly The hiccups resulting from a nervous stomach have almost but not entirely vanished they said The Swedish Legation offered an anaesthetic antihiccrup medicine known as viscous xylocaine The Vatican agreed to accept the medicine and it arrived Satur day It was not known however whether it had been or would be used by the Popes physician CHICAGO w o gunmen aid bedtime stories to keep three small children quiet Sunday night while they awaited the re turn of the tots father to rob him of in cash and jewelry valued at of the gang of five posed a Western Union messenger to get Into the Northwest Side home of Louis Fahrberger a bakery owner The babysitter who admitted them Mrs Marian Schmidt 36 was forced to escort one robber through the house on his search for valuables She said two more men entered the house and she saw another two men in two automobiles outside The noise of their attempts to break into a wall safe aroused the 3 Fred 4 and Louis Jr 8 The robbers and Mrs Schmidt by their orders took turns tell ing the youngsters about Goldi locks and the three bears the three littfe pigs and other fairy tale characters to allay their alarm over the presence of strangers During a lull in the 45minute storytelling session Christine sang Doggie in the Window When Fahrberger walked in he told police one of the rob bers seized Christine and said Ill shoot her if you dont get your hands up and that safe open The robbers locked Fahrber ger Mrs Schmidt and the young sters in a closet before leaving Fahrberger who was able to force the door open said they overlooked 51000 in cash in his pockets 34 Servicemen Die When Courier Plane Hits Sea Probe Follows Report That Prison Honor Farm Inmates Took Cabs for Drink Sprees DBS MOINES escape and recapture of an Inmate ot the nearby Chve prison honor farm brought on an investigation Monday along with a strong demaHhat prisoners frequently take cabs from the farm to go on drinking sprees in Des Moines of the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation said he has begun an investigation into the story told by a DCS Moines cab driver who picked up two convictsat the farm Sunday t ncof the returned voluntarily to the farm several hours later The other was seized when the cab was stopped it a road block fti w near Cedar Rapids after what cab driver called a forced jour ney The driver was not harmed The cab driver Don Edwards 40 said he and othercab drivers iad a lot of customers from ho honor farm He said when he picked the pair up he expected to drive them back lo the farm after their property Mr Sfandish insisted In his communication to me Is the whole story All of our Bill of Rights1 and all of our vaunted freedoms are merely safeguards to these basic tenets of a free society Our rights are merely the warning signalleft us by our fore fathers who discerned them through trial and error at fearful cost in bloodand tears by cen turies of experience If Were to Remain Froo They warnus what powers we mud retain peo ple it we free They mark over which Government must not be permitted tostep if we wishto retain the power resist further andjimft CONTINUf O ON PAGE 2 March 10 and runs until April 2 which gives me plenty of lime lo makea final decision Meanwhile Rooseveltpromised a stnlcmcnt late Monday about hi wifes suit His atlorncy Samuel B Picone safea lengthy be ing prepared for the press cover ing many phases of the sensational case Main Question Whelher the statcmenl will an swer No 1 Roosevelt signed a tetter to his wife with in 1045 admitting adultery nine not dis closed Mrs Romelle Schneider Roosevelts complaint included a copy of the v letter and charged htm withadultery with Ihree olher women inthe last two years Roosevelt refused day on statements by Mrs Rich ard Dtirant the former actress Jayne Shadcluck andnow the wife of a Honolulu doctor and Mrs Howard the former actress Andrea Leeds both of whom denied they are the persons of similar names included in the Roosevelt letter On The n Brtnnan Ltahy a Coach Drywt January in hi Iowa 13 Now Manly Gymnasium Auditorium to Opon Fob I 7 several hours of drinking He said he understood this was regular Procedure Henry W Burma a member of the State Board of Control which supervises the farm said sure the cab drivers slory jusl snt true William Rimmer 29 Cedar Rap ds did not resist arrest when Benton County Sheriff Edward J Thompson and two state patrolmen stopped the cab about 8 pm at the junction of Highways 218 and 30 near Cedar Rapids Meantime prison farnu officials said the other convict Don Bald win 36 Des Moines gered back to the farm volun tarily Average Federal Taxes for lo wans in 1953 DES MOINES Iowa Taxpayers Assn said Monday fed eral taxes paid by Iowa this year will average at least per family The association in its monthly publication said of the billion proposed federal budget Iowa is listed as due to produce little more than per family State and local revenue of which the biggest single item is property taxes would amount to more per family it said Special state axes including gas license fees income and sales taxes would add a little more per family It said Craft Neared Base in Japan TOKYO W A US Air Foree plane only 10 minutes from landing plunged 34 American servicemen and an Army civilian employe to death Monday in icy waters off Hokkaido Island the Air Force said None of the 30 passengers and five crewmen the crash oL the twinengine C46 Commando a courier plane J shuttling mail rand supplies to a base in northern Ja an Air Force spokesman Mam Island The plane crashed in the frigid between Hoik Japahs main Fight Took Place on Korea Coast U S Sabres Not Damaged WASHINGTON tf The Air Force reported Monday US aircraft beat off an attack by Russianbuilt MIG 15 jet fighters on an Ameri can reconnaissance plane near the North Korean coast only 10 clays ago An Air Force spokesman said no American aircraft were lost while one of the MIGs was shot down At the State Department a spokesman said no protest was planned lie said it is not known whether the MIGs involved in the Jan 22 incident were piloted by North Koreans Chinese Commu nists or Russians and so it is not clear to whom any protest should be made The official added the United Nations Command might make a protest of its own to the North torean or Red Chinese representa tives of the Korean Military Ar mistice Commission New Parallel The air battle was said to have occurred about 22 miles southwest of Chinampo port of the Commu nist North Korean capital Pyong yang Thiswould put it about 45 miles north of the 38th parallel 25milewide Jcaido and Honshu island HAPPY AND former war prisoner freed United Nations in laughs while trying to refamil larize himself with use of chopsticks while at his new home on Formosa It has been three years since he used them haying eaten with a fork and spoon in the UN It was on a regular run from Tachikawa Air Force Base near Tokyo to Chitose AFB near Sap poro principal city of the island of Hokkaido The Air Force spokesman said only some open parachutes and an oil stick were spotted by search planes at the scene about 20 miles rom land Big Blizzard Its bitter cold up there now they had a big blizzard on Hok kaido Saturday he said Passengers1 on such flights cus tomarily wear life jackets and parachutes However a man could stay alive only a few minutes in the icy water of the strait Names of the victims were with held At Berlin Parley Make Peace Treaty at Once Molotov Insists BERLIN Foreign Minister Vyachesiav M Mololov in a major speech was reported Monday to have asked the Big Four con orietime line between Northand South Korea Koreanarmistice terms permit aiEvrecpimaissance by both sides over international waters off both coasts of Korea The truce line roughly following the parallel is limited to the ground and coast alwa ters immediatelyadjatfent tpf the east and west anchorsof theV line v Information on the incident sketchy here said no US Four Deaths on Highways By Associated Press Four persons died as a result of traffic deaths in Iowa over the last weekend in January pushing the states total for the month past but the spokesman casualties or plane big damage had been reported As for the nationality of the MIG pilots he said only It is safe to assume they were Communists First Clash This i was the first known clash between US and Communist planes since the Korean armistice vas signed July 27 y Whether by coincidence or not it occurred on a day considerable 22 the day on which United Nations officials re leased to civilian status prisoners of war who refused to be repatria ted to Redheld territory The Com munists had insisted they must be kept in neutral custody However no serious incident developed The Air Force gave this account of the plane incident A US light jetpro pelled bomber fitted for recon naissance flying a rei conhaissance mission Jan 22 over inlernalional of Sok Island off the west coast of Korea when a large formalion of MIG15 jet fighters attacked it the 50mark The toll included the first fatal ferenceto make Germany a ance with the West neutralized state barred from anyalli Molotov addressed the Big Four foreign ministers for 40 minutes mtheir first meeting behind the little Iron Curtain in East Berlin Molotov made his suggestion as the tag end of the longest session hoursrover which theRussian himself presided The Soviet diplomat declared abnormal situalipn of a partilioncc Germany must be ended He said the only way lo do it is 16 see she gets a peace treaty There fore he added Russia is submit BRICKER REPORTSSen Brickcr of television audience Sundaythat he would go along with a compromise onhis proposed constitutional amendment on Presidents treatymaking powers ii the administration1 would support it ting one with a proposal for an in ternational conference to act on it Before Molotov spoke the West ern Allies appealed to him to ac cept the European Defense Com munity Pact which provides for a with the North Atlantic Pact as the best means of controlling necessary German rearmament They appealed to the Soviet For eign Minister to spell out exactly what he means by free German elections and whether he would agree to hold elections before an allGerman government is formed Monday marked the beginning of a showdown debate on German UnityThe issue was whether a United Germany should be a free allyof the West or a powerful Red Satellite Frozen Body of Man Found at Waukon WAUKON frozen body of Charles Van Gordcr 65 with a bullet wound in the head and shotgun laying alongside found Monday in his oneroom home here Authorities said he ap parently had been dead about three weeks auto mishap in Iowa City in two years and 344 days The victims included Henry J Picray 79 retired farmer near Tama killed when struck by a car oh Highway 6 in Iowa City near University Hospi tals where he was a patient Arthur Gerhart Popkin 38 Craig farmer who died Saturday night of injuries suffered in an auto truck crash on a county road west of Ireton in Sioux County His wife Shot Down F86 jet fighters guarding the bombers opp6sed the attack and in the ensuing fight shot down ona MIG15 There wasa rash incidents involving Communist and Western planes early last year However since the Korean arm istice the skies had been relatively peaceful was SAME ported in critical condition at a Hawarden hospital Glen Henderson 25 farmer Havelock killed early Sunday when his car went off Highway 17 about 2V4 miles north of Pocahon tas Evelyn Post 20 of near George town killed Saturday night when a car driven by her fiance1 Eugene Havelock30 of Hiteman plunged off Highway 34 anddown a 10foot embankment six miles west of Ot tumwa Havelock was reported in critical condition at an Ottumwa hospital Inventor of Radio FM Leaps to Death NEW YORK UP Edwin FL Armstrong 63ra pioneer in the field of radio and inventor of FM plunged to his death Monday from his 13th floor apartment police said He left two suicide notes i rAll About HEADS CAMPAIGN WAVERLY MVState JRep Wil iam S Lyncs of Waverly has named Charlie Gcbhard of Waverly asmanager of his campaign for the Republican nomination for gov ernor i The Weather Mason City Fair Monday night Partly cloudy Tuesday High Tuesday 45 to 48 Iowa Mostly fair Monday nigot and Tuesday Mirmosota Mostly Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy GlobeGazette weather data up id 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum 2 At 8 am JEAtf AGO 4 jjSM Minimum fJ ;