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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Homo MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT E THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S NEl HOME EDITION G H B 0 R 5 Associated Press ami United Press 1ullleaaa Sewn Cents a Coy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6 1954 This Paper Consists Two One No 101 Ike Raps Gloom Prophets Income Well Under Expenditures Roosevelt Alimony Trial Is Delayed PASADENA Calif Wi The separate maintenance suit against James Roosevelt in which his wife accuses him of adultery with 12 women wont go on trial for six or eight months a judge said Saturday A crowded calendar will delay the case said Supcrior Judge Kurtz Kauffman who recessed a protrial hearing Friday after a lawyer tried to question Roose velt about one of tiie women Kaufman ruled such questions will be proper only when Mrs Komelle Schneider Roosevelts suit for monthly support actually is tried Intimate details of Roosevelts complex financial affairs and his familys lavish standard of life were recited in the daylong court session Opposing counsel will delve further into these mat ters when the temporary support hearing is resumed Feb 15 Mrs Roosevelts complaint names three women as corre spondents and incorporates a let ter signed by Roosevelt in which he admits infidelities with nine other women Since her suit was filed Roosevelt has denied misconduct with any of the 12 Thc question about one of thc correspondents Gladys Irene Owncs came just after Roose velt had related from thc witness stand that he went to Mexico last Dec 22 and returned early in January on a trip partly for business and partly for pleasure Were you accompanied by anyone on this trip asked Ar thur Schifferman one of Mrs Roosevelts lawyers The court then twice sustained an objection by Samuel Piconc Roosevelts counsel The daylong hearing during which Roosevelt glared at his wife and she on occasion burst into tears brought testimony ranging from the price of hur dresses to Roosevelts assertion that he built up a deficit of 000 in four and a half years Some of the highlights Mrs Roosevelt said her hus band sold for one dollar his one fourth share in business interests worth four million The sale she said took place one week alter he asked her for a divorce Roosevelt an insurance man referred to the business interests sold for one dollar as worth less and observed I want to leave some of my money if 1 ever have any left now to my children I guess Im getting poorer by the minute Introduced in evidence was a statement showing Roosevelts receipts from Jan 1949 to July 31 1952 wore while his expenditures were Allies in LastDitch Try for German Unity Mrs Roosevelt said her esti rnnte of monthly needs was based on the manner in which we have lived for the past 12 years In that period she said her dresses cost apiece she and Roosevelt often dined out at for the two of them they oc cupied a day hotel suites when they traveled Household expenses she said included S405 monthly for servants and for food For the first seven months of 1953 before thcir separation they spent Mrs Roosevelt added Roosevelt had testified his net salary was monthly and listed his expenses at She claimed he told me he was worth several million dollars Roosevelt chuckled I guess Im getting poorer by the min ute in testifying about his fi nancial standing Dulles Asks Molotovs Aid in Breaking Korea Deadlock German unitvhr ig ThrCC tryillR unity at the Berlin conference offered Saturday to drop the of fourpower supervision of allGerman elections try JL Was a irCCl lhc Frcneh to thc Hussions as a lasUlilch French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault proposed that German and a neutral arbiter to oversee fair play in ailGorman balloting Bidanils suggestion supported by British Foreign Secretary An thony Eden was one of three com promise proposals laid before For eign Minister Mololov by thc Al lies The impassive Russian gave no sign that he cared Instead he threw in an old propaganda dodge about cutting occupation costs and cancelling reparations now that tho Russians have stripped their zone bare Eden earlier asked Mololov to agree to the holding of free elec tions throughout Germany under conditions guaranteed by impartial supervision US Secretary of State John Dul les earlier indicated he will ask Molotov to use his influence with the Chinese Communists in an ef fort to break the Panmunjom dead lock on a Korean peace conference Dulles will make his move in Big Four secret talks here Monday Al that time the question of Korea is to be brought up among the foreign ministers in connection with a Soviet proposal for a Big Five con fercnce including Communist China The United Slates position dip lomatic informants said is that the American government will cat egorically reject any fivepower conference which is of such a character as lo recognize the Chi nese Communist regime as one of the great powers But it is will ing to deal with Red China on spe cific and limited issues which can only be handled in that way A Communist crackdown on east German workers sneaking out against Molotovs plan for the uni fication of Germany paralleled Sat urdays finnl session of the sec ond week of the Big Four confer ence Thc American approach lo a Far Eastern peace settlement worked out by Dulles and his advisers calls for priority on the Korean issue with Indochina negotiations next in line Reds Fearing New Revolt Agents Watching East Berliners BERLIN Red Gesta po agents moved into major indus trial plants in the Russian zone Saturday with orders to grab any German who demands free elec tions and clap him into jail Chief Ernst Wollwebor issued the decree to his secret police to smash a wave of unrest that started as soon as Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov stalled the Big Four parley on German unifi cation Fearful of another June 37 the East German Communist regime girded its forces to avoid thc em barrassment of an outbreak at this critical time It was clear thc Rus sians were leaving this policing job to their zonal underlings Many Rumors Rumors sped thick and fast lhat he Soviet Army which shattered last Junes workers uprising had moved again as a precautionary measure Thorough checking by Western agencies in position to make such checks indicated thc rumors were false It was learned that several Red Army housekeeping units have been shifted around on thc Berlin perimeter in the past week par ticularly in the Potsdam and Bab elsbcrg areas This was described by Western informants as a purely routine maneuver Orders Given The impression was given that Hear Objections on Larger School Area at Ventura county boards of education from Hancock and Ccr ro Gordo counties will hold an ad journed meeting at 10 am Wed nesday Feb 10 to hear objections to thc proposed enlargement of thc Ventura Community School Dis trict The proposed district would con tain 90 sections with an assessed valuation of approximately 000 Objectors to the new proposal submit written objections by noon on Feb 10 REUNITED WITH FOLKSJohn Hvasta and hiVbeam ing parents form a happy family group at Idlewild airport in New York after his arrival from Europe Hvasta spent five years in and out of Redruled Chechoslovakian prisons The Hvasta home is at Hillside N J Hvasta Reaches U S But Remains Mum on Escapades NEW YORK Hvasta arrived at Idlewild International Airport Saturday home from a dramatic fiveyear adventure behind the Iron Curtain Thc 26yearold former sailor landed in a Pan American Airways plane at a in on a flight from London His family and more than 50 townspeople from his home the Russians trust thc 250000 East German Communist regular police militarized police and security agents to handle any ruckus for thc moment Molotov told the Big Four Friday measures had been taken to prevent another June 17 which he blamed on outside pow reference to charges hat American and other Western agents had steamed upthe rebel lion The Wollwebor order came after disturbances were reported in fac tories at Gem Dresden Chemnitz the Lcuna Chemical Works at Mcrscburg and the coal mines at Oolsniltz SAME DATE1W334 of Hillside N J were on hand to greet him A motorcade carrying Hvastas family and civic leaders of Hill side NJ went to thc airport to meet him Mayor John Malone one of the grecters proclaimed thc day as John Hvasta Day iu Hill side Hvasta who eluded recapture for 21 months after his dramatic escape left London Friday night on the last leg of journey home lie took off still carrying the secret of his experience as a fugitive in Communist territory Hvasta a Czochborn naturalized US citizen was a student in his native country when he was ar rested in 1948 on spying charges He escaped from Leopoldov prison at Bratislava with five other pris oners in January 1952 and was missing until he turned up last October at the US Embassy in Prague His parents Mr and Mrs Michael Hvasta learned Thursday lhat their son was cnroute home They had not seen him for six years Toreporters he said Im glad to be home Anybody lhals been in the situation have ecn in really knows what it feels ike to be home I intend to reveal everything T have he said but not right now Seven Die in Burning Home SPRINGFIELD Mo Fire raced through a fourroom frame house here early Saturday killing seven children and the mother of four of the youngsters Neighbors told of watching help lessly while the panicstricken children ran through the home seeking to escape the flames The dead were identified as Mrs Evelyn Lillard 30 her four children Linda 6 Kay 4 Bar bara 2 and Johnny Jr 4 months and Gary Lcltcrman 4 Linda Lee LcUcrmau 10 and Sandra Kay Letterman 11 The Letterman children had been staying at the Lillard home while their mother Mrs Dorothy Letter man was at a Springfield hospital with another son who is critically ill with a brain tumor She is di vorced from the childrens father John Lillard 28 the father of thc Lillard children escaped from the blazing home but suffered severe burns He told police his wife awakened him and told him he house was on fire but he said he did not know how he managed lo escape from the flaming struc ture He was in serious condition at a hospital Truman Scoffs at Miracles Promised by GOP Says Farm Recession Spreading to City NEW YORK President Harry S Truman said Fridaj night that The recession that started on the farms last spring has already spread to the city a depression would do likewise He scoffed at the miracles he said were promised by the Republican party In a speech before the Americans for Democratic Action Truman said I dont think thereis any necessityfor a depression One thing is clear by now after a vear of the Eisenhnwpr arimimV One thing is clear by now after a year of the Eisenhower tration Truman said and that is the Republican party is not mad up of miracle workers I have been watching am waiting for those miracles to hap pen that we were promised back in 1952 But there is something wrong somewhere There seems tc be a slight delay in the miracle business Iowa Senate Loses Vets DES MOINES State Sen ate is losing several of its promi nent members because of gentle mens agreements in their dis ricts Meanwhile an increasing number of House members are out or seats in the Senate Republicans in many of the sen atorial districts have agreements o rotate the senatorship among he counties in the district Usually there is a twoterm limit but this does not always apply Of the 21 senate seats up for illing in this years elections sev en now are held by Republicans vho are dropping out because of he gentlemens agreements This could give Democrats a better chance to win those places All Veterans The retiring senators have served 11 thc way from the last nine to he last four sessions in thc Legis ature Three of them had been members of the House before mov ng up to the Senate Thc Senate erm is four years thc House erm two years The senators retiring under the otation system are Jay C Col urn Harlan Earl C Fishbaug r Shenandoah Herman B Lord luscatine R R Bateson Eldora Viliiam Linnevold D e c o r a Ii Ralph V Zastrow Charles City nd Harry E Weichman Newhall Seven Already At present seven Republican members of the House in 1953 have nnounced their candidacies for he Senate Any others have until larch 19 to file for the Senate Those now out for seats in the senate are Reps Albert Weiss Denison David O Shaff Caman he GuyG Butler Roolfc Law ence Putney Gladbrook John Valker Williams Kenneth R Toore Morning Sun and Arch W IcFarlanc Waterloo And Newsmen Get Paid for Much Worse Copy DENVER 8yearold stu cnt identified only as David won he top grade among Newlon School third graders assigned to write essays on My Pet Davids essay was a masterpiece jf brevity and a mirror of our imcs It said My dog is named Mitzi My Truman ripped into the present administrations income tax cut terming it a rich mans tax reliei measure if I ever heardof one The income level of the farmer and working man are beginning to decline he said compared to the share of the businessman and the corporations and the landlords Our national wealth is being dis Lributed in reverse from the poor lo the rich The former President called the OP search for Communists in government one of the biggest hoaxes ever attempted in Ameri can history Regarding Eisenhowers state ment at a press conference and in his State of the Union message that 2200 government employes had beengotten rid of as security risks Truman had this to say It seems to me that the presi dential press conference and the REP J P Job Recovery Expected Soon WASHINGTON W Evidence gathered by the SenateHouse Eco nomic Committee suggests that the slump in jobs and production has jegun to level off and will turn nto a recovery this spring Chair man Wolcott RMich said Satur day State of the Union message ought not to be used for such deceptive practices as this The committee weighing the ntidepression program President Eisenhower presented to Congress n his economic report last month ook testimony from the heads of inc government economic and tatistical agencies this week Their findings Rep Wolcott said n an interview clearly point to a easonal upturn in hiring and busi ess activity in the early spring ollowed by a possibly substantial conomic revival in the fall Democratic members however ttacked Eisenhowers tax revision rogram on grounds that it con ains too many benefits to busi ess presented as incentives to reater production Some indicated hey would support instead a ncrease in the individual in ome tax exemption for depen ents Answers Two Critics on Hard Times Says No Need for Dip in U S WASHINGTON UB dent Eisenhower has advised Americans to ignore proph ets of gloom and has prom ised them a bigbrother part ner in the federal govern ment Addressing a cheering throng of more than 6500 at a GOP box supper Friday nighl Eisenhower sailed into Democratic predictions of hard times saying The United States doesnt need to fall And he emphasized he wants to conduct the presidency under the Constitution in the same general form as it now stands He spoke only 12 minutes In that time he took on two sets of like former Presi dent Harry S Truman who say the country is now in a recession and those who have been calling for a constitutional amendment that would limit the scope of treaties and give Congress more control over international agree ments Crowd Cheered We dont have to listen fo the prophets of gloom who say we are going into this or that kind of stumble or fall he declared as the crowd cheered Then without mentioning by name Sen Bricker whose constitutional amendment on treaty owers he has opposed Eisen lower said We must make certain that the genius of our Constitution and bur government shaU not perish that it shall belong to those who come after us in thesame general form that it has been received by us Brief The Presidents brief sally against those who predict a further economic downturn was in line with repeated statements by ad ministration and Republican party leaders that the country is under going no more than an adjustment which will run a natural course without serious trouble However echoing the expressed views of many Democrats Truman said in New York Friday night The recession that started on the farms last spring has already spread to the city a depression would do likewise The Republicans who polished off chicken from lunch boxes hey held in their laps heard speak er after speaker lash the Demo cratic opposition with stronger vords than the President used Vice President Nixon said that ailure to carry out the Presidents irogram would result in a swing iy the nation to the far left He said that if a Republican Con Tess is not elected in November one of the major reasons will be hat the Republicans themselves re divided AP Wirephoto LED TO of the New York Daily News grope their way down fire extension ladder from ojiicu juuzi my the smokefilled press room during1 a threealarm blaze in 4 Is dog the building Forty persons on the third floor were led to VAtCnCS TV Gofnf TT rlrMtrrt n 1 1 safety down the ladder New Shocks Jolt Central Mexico TUXTLA GUTIERREZ Mexico UP New shocks Saturday rocked southernmost Mexico where a very destructive earthquake was reported to have demolished four towns Friday and spent pan icky residents fleeing to the moun tains Travelers arriving here from the devastated area reported numer ous deaths and hundreds of injured walking dazedly in the rubble fol lowing the first earthquake Fri day It lasted for 20 minutes On The East Waterloo Drubs Mohawks 8749 f Mason City Community Chest Annual Meeting Feb 16 U About The Weather Mason City Fair to partly cloudy through Sunday Partly cloudy and colder Saturday warmer Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy not quite so cold Saturday and Sunday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At S am 27 ;