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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily Ntwtpoper t MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAFIt THAT MAKIS ALL NOITH IOWANS N C I G H 0 t HOME EDITION VOL LXI Anociated Uittcd Picu Full Wines Seven CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEMUARY 9 1955 Paper o Two One No IDS Zhukov Gets Soviet Defense Post Malenkov Is Deputy Premier MOSCOW K Zhu kov top Soviet military hero and warm wartime acquaintance of President Eisenhower was appointed the new defense min ister of the Soviet Union Wed nesday Immediately after the an Supreme Soviet Parliament was informed that K Malenkov who re tighed Tuesday as premier has been named a deputy premier and minister of power stations Both nominations were made by the new Premier Nikolai A Bulganin until Tuesday the de fense minister A marshal of the Soviet Union Bulganin still wore his army uniform at Wednes days meeting of this momentous Supreme Soviet session Bulganin in his first speech as premier pledged his government to work unswervingly to expand the Soviet Unions heavy industry in order to build up Soviet armed might and raise the countrys liv ing standards He spoke just before the ap pointments of Malenkov and Zhu kov were announced Both appointments were uani mously approved by a show of hands of the Parli aments joint session in the great Kremlin Palace Bulganin occupied the defense ministry post until Wednesday afternoon when he asked the Parliament to relieve him of the post in view of his assumption of the premiership Wednesdays sessions spotlight ed another outstanding Soviet war hero Marshal Ivan S Ko nev who headed the tribunal that condemned Secret Police Chief K L P Beria to death in Decem ber 1953 In an address to the cheering Parliament he asserted that the U S S armed forces have all kinds of weapons for the complete defeat of ag Zhukovs appointment to the defense ministry is another step in a profound shakeup of the So viet government which now un derscores the powerful influence of Nikita S Khrushchev first the Com munist Party Zhukov has been a first deputy minister of defense He emerged to great prominence since the death of Stalin after a period in virtual eclipse after the end of World War II During the war he came to know Eisenhower then the Allied supreme com mander in Europe Both men have in the past spoken warmly of each others qualities A glittering hero of Berlin Zhu kov is known and respected throughout the Soviet Union and his name is well known through out the nonCommunist world He has been considered a rising in fluence in the Soviet Union ever since the death of Stalin As for Malenkov it was noted his new ministry is a rather minor post for a man who had occupied such eminence But on the other hand the Soviet Union is engaged in a vast electrifica tion program which could lend to Malenkovs new ministry more importance than it otherwise might hold He demonstrated his ability with business affairs just after the war Malenkov was in charge of a vast program of re construction in the wake of the Nazi invasion Malenkov succeeds A S Pav President Is Wary Says Change Shows Unrest WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Wed nesday the shakeup in the Soviet high command reflects internal dissatisfaction in Kussia The President told a news conference the shakeup will bring no change in basic United States policy aimed at achieving a just anc lasting peace And the President said he does not believe the developments neces sarily mean that Russia has launched on a calculated tougher policy toward the United States But added the Russians will say any thing which suits their purposes and the United States must remain alert Eisenhower recalled that he be came acquainted with Marsha Georgi K Zhukov during World War II and knew him as a com petent well trained mili tary leader But Eisenhower said he could icarcely interpret what the ap pointment of Zhukov as Soviet de fense minister means so far as the possibility of world peace is concerned The President recalled pleasant relations with Zhukov and held open the possibility that he might to visit the Uriitec States A reporter came out with the Idea of such an invitation at the Presidents news conference Eis enhower seemed momentarily tak en aback But he did not close the dboir against it The President appearing to catchhis breath said he wasnt so sure It was the first time the idea bad been put to him in his present job he said but it was a remarkable thing to consider and he certainly wanted to talk it over With his aides Most of the questions at the Presidents conference dealt with the reshuffle in the Soviet govern ttent Atomic weapons Eisenhower said there certainly is no proof Russia has surpassed the United States in development of the hy drogen bomb and other atomic weapons This was in response to a request for comment on Soviet Foreign Minister Molotovs asser tion Tuesday that hydrogen bomb development by Russia has been BO successful that it could make the United States appear backward in that field Eisenhower said it would be a remarkable feat if the Soviets have achieved superiority after starting behind the United States He added the matter was not worth specu lation Formost The Chief Executive it would be idle to speculate on the possibility of a ceasefire in the Formosa Strait inasmuch as Red China rejected a United Nations bid to discuss the matter and instead issued a very belli cose statement As for evacuation of the Chinese Nationalist Tachen Islands under protection of the U S 7th Fleet Eisenhower said it is going ac cording to plan and should be com pleted soon Referring to Communist anti aircraft fire that brought down a U S Navy plane in the Tachens area Eisenhower said that was the plane that as he put it got a little off into a bad area All About I The Weather Mason City Cloudy colder Iowa Mostly cloudy colder Minmiota Much colder Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum Minimum 3G 21 At 8 a m 28 Prec Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 23 Coffee Prices Cut by East Chain Stores More Reductions May Be in Offing CHICAGO UP Cham stores across the nation cut coffee prices as much as 16 cents a pound Wed nesday and housewives hoped a price wjis brewing The dropped coffee prices to their lowest levels in two years in the big supermarkets Coffee experts said more wholesale price cuts may be in the works So far the cheaper coffee was restricted to food chain brands National coffee brands which are not processed by the chains had not yet announced whether their rices will go down Last August Only last August a tight Brazil an coffee market sent prices sooming up to a There iave been price drops since then but the big break followed a Bra zilian currency reform and height ened competition from Mexico and other South American countries Prices began to skid in New York early this week and spread rom coast to coast today as the big chains posted new price tags The A P Food Stores the biggest chain in the nation ordered a cut of 12 cents a pound bring ing the price down 40 cents from ast Augusts peak and pegging them at the 1953 level Under the new price schedules A coffee sold for from 79 to 89 cents a pound The second biggest chain Safe vay Stores topped A Ps cut by dropping prices as much as 16 cents a pound Price War Looms The National Tea chain sent its rices down as much as 14 cents Kroger chain ordered prices owered 10 and 12 cents a pound while 12 cents a pound was the average cut at the Jewel Tea Stores Not all parts of the country were getting the same break from the coffee salesmen The New York area appeared to be having the best luck and there were already signs of a price war President Gets Gl Bill Change WASHINGTON W Congress sent to President Eisenhower Vednesday legislation continuing ull GI education benefits for all service people who went into uni orm before Feb 1 Senate passage by voice vote and without debate completed con ressional action The House ap proved it 3660 last month SAME DATE 1I5440 White tU no u if tie to tl boon lenko in the new ministry Pav lenko was dismissed to make room for the former Premier Malenkovs appointment thus once again emphasizes the deter mination of this regime to carry out its heavy industry and de fense industry programs rather than to concentrate on the pro duction of consumer goods a pro gram first promulgated by Mal enkov in August 1953 This seems to have been the motivating force behind the events of Wednesday and Tuesday which have shaken up the Soviet government Navy Plane Shot Down in Tachens by SUPREME SOVIET IN Foreign Minister V M Molotov afrostrum in foreground was one of the speakers who lashed out at the United States before the Supreme Soviet In the upper right corner are Nikolai Bulganin new premier and Nikita Khrushchev red party leader House Bill Would Make It Illegal to Possess Federal Liquor Permit DBS MOINES Gen Dayton Countrymans campaign to make Iowa cracker dry moved ahead Wednesday with the intro duction of a bill to make it illegal o own a federal liquor stamp Meanwhile legislative commit tees acted on bills to hike liquor costs and revamp Iowas tax sys tem Rep Frank Thompson RGuth Two Airmen Killed 18 Injured When B36 Misses Runway FORT WORTH Tex WtA giant intercontinental B36 bomber ex loded and burned Tuesday night oiling two men and injuring 18 bur seriously The plane burst into flames soon after its landing gear touched soft earth at the end of a Carswell Air Force Base runway Explo sons followed The dead were identified by the Air Force as S Sgt Gerry Nich ols Malvern and A 2 C Dean Grandquist Ogden Utah The aircraft was from the 95th Bomb Wing Biggs AFB El Paso rie Center and Rep Carl Ring genberg RAmes submitted the bill which declares that having a federal liquor stamp is evidence in itself of violation of state liquor laws forbidding sales of whisky except by state package stores The bill was drawn up by Coun tryman who has vowed to elimi nate beer and liquor law violations Countryman emphasized again Tuesday there is no need for lowans to have the federal liquor dealer tax stamp unless they plan to sell liquor at Countryman spoke at a meeting of the Des Moines Federation of Womens Christian Temperance Unions He said about Iowa establishments pay the annual federal liquor tax A bill to set up t ninemember tax study committee that would examine Iowas entire tax picture and report to a special legislative session by January 1956 was back in the Senate Appropriations Com mittee Wednesday The House Tax Revision Com mittee unanimously approved a bill by Rep Jack Miller RSioux City calling for a revision of Iowa income tax laws to put them more in line with federal statutes State income taxes would be filedon a small card under Millers proposal Sen J G Lucas RMadrid said his Ways and Means Committee Tuesday approved a resolution thai would give the Liquor Commission power to grant 5 per cent across theboard increases on all retai liquor A similar measure is expected to be offered in the House Star of New York Stage Play Arrested for Possessing Dope LOS ANGELES Ann Luna 17 who has a leading role in the hit N e w York stage play The Teahouse of the August has been arrested on mari juana possession charges The young actress was arrested Tuesday at her Hollywood apart ment along with her roommate Patti Cheoyoko Suzuid 24 who has a minor role in the play which cur rently is being presented here Because of her age Miss Luna was released to the custody of her manager after being booked and appeared in Tuesday nights show Miss Suzuki was taken to city jail Croft Hit Commie AA Guns Members of Crew Saved TAIPEI Formosa nist antiaircraft batteries Wednes day shot down a U S Navy AD Skyraider in the first serious inci dent reported in the Tachen Island evacuation of Chinese National ists The Navy said the camerbasei plane had misnavigated and possibly had flown over the Red Chinese mainland The p i 1 o ditched four miles west of the Ta chens He and two crew members were picked up by a Nationals ship They suffered only minor cuts and bruises An officer aboard the amphibiou lagship U S S Estes said the Navy does not consider the inci dent a hostile act because the AD apparently made too wide urn and was The pilot was Lt JG W J OHeren of Decatur 111 His crew men were Chief Aviation Techni cian A J Chelewski of Casper and Aviation Machinist Mate R E Drennan of San Diego Last Group Meanwhile the U S Navy com8 pleted loading the last organizec group of civilian evacuees on South Tachen early Wednesday and began taking Nationalist sol diers off the islands Officers saic civilians had been removed A few scattered groups in the hill will be embarked as soon as pos sible At Keelung a north Formosan xrt Tachen islanders de jarked and headed for resettle ment centers They are the first ivacuees to reach Formosa from he threatened islands 200 miles north since the U S 7th Fleet moved in to cover the operation Although the Reds made no di move to interfere with the ivacuation it was plain they were manning their guns around the clock Tuesday they fired at three arrierbased U S planes which too close to their batter es One plane which Vice Adm Alfred M Pride 7th Fleet com mander said inadvertently came within range of a small Commu nist got three small holes n one wing No Reports There were no reports of inler erence with the vessels taking the evacuees to a new life in Formosa newspapers said nine ships lad reached Keelung Adm Pride said in a message jne of his U S 7th Fleet ships lad sighted what appeared to be periscope Monday about 100 miles from the Tachens Communist jets were sighted uesday about 15 miles from the achens near the China coast and going fleet dispatches aid Most of the or more civil COMPETITION FOR Las says the posE ed below the tovms name on Highway 18 Don Ransom chuckles ashe examines it The Ventura Gun Clubs annual stag party was raided Thursday evening and gambling equip ment taken from the second floor of the Ventura Community Hall Charges of operating a gambling house and illegal possession of gambling equipment have been filed against the gun club ans on the Tachens were loaded m ships before Tuesday midnight he Defense Ministry said LT W J OHEREN AFL and CIO Reach Accord on Merger MIAMI BEACH Fla Iff Negotiating committees for the AFL and CIO Wednesday agreed to an historic merger of their rival labor union groups into a single powerful federation The agreement to end the 20 yearold split within organized labor was reached by two three member subcommittees repre senting the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of In dustrial Organizations The merger pact was due to be ratified Wednesday afternoon by 10member committeet of each organization The AFLs Executive Council will pass on the amalgamation at meeting here Thursday Ratifying conventions of both the AFL and CIO unions will be requiredto put the merger into effect but the agreement reached by AFL President George Meany and CIO Chief Walter Reuther seems sure to win approval of their organizations Welding of the 10million member AFL and the 5million member CIO would represent cul minuation of two years of effort by Meany and Reuther since they became top men in their respec tive groups in late 1952 Clinton Man in Thanks to Red Cross North lowans Hear Johnson A cleareyed young man from Clinton gave impressive expression to his thanks for help received by him from the American Red Cross in World War II That young man was Carroll F Johnson and he was speaking to a luncheon meeting of North Iowa Red Cross workers at the Club in Mason City The services from the Red Cross for which be is still grateful were performed at Iwo Jima at Okin awa in the Philippines and in many other places including transport ships at sea Johnson partner of a brother in law firm served as a lieutenant n the Navy He was with Halseys Third Fleet at the surrender of the Japanese Chapter Chairman His background in the Red Cross includes four years as a chapter chairman and a 14 year term of iervice on the managing board of the Clinton County chapter In dramatic simplicity the young sawyer recalled incidents in which the Red Cross brought physical comforts or mental assurances to him and to those around him in the far reaches of the Pacific Then he cited the services in which the presentday Red Cross is engaged ministering to those in need whether they be in far away lands as fighting men or vic tims of disasters such as strike in America on an average of 300 times a year To said the Iowa vice chairman of the national member hip and fund drive coming up next month the Red Cross isnt just an a That spirit he explained is man ifest when Iowa farmers move in on an unfortunate neighbor with tractors and plows or with corn picking machines Its people helping said the Clinton man is what happens on the national and the world scene when you give to and become active in the Red Cross Youre giving help to a neighbor in distress just as truly as those Iowa Unique Group That the Red Cross is unique Jury Indicts F D Weaver FOREST CITYA Winnebago Ipunly Grand Jury Tuesday point ictcd Francis D Weaver 35 on a sircsscd hv Tnhnsnn dieted charge of embezzlement Weaver former Winnebago lounty attorney and lawyer here as arrested last December on a charge brought by M r s Sophia Tschirki Forest City She accused of embezzling she gave um to invest in 1952 Arraignment was scheduled for stressed by Johnson I For one he pointed you cant budget for disasters be cause you never know when or where they are going to strike or what needs they will bring You just have to be To his audience made up of those charged with membership and fundraising in this and neigh aturday before Judge Tom Boynboring counties the young attorney Wholesale Prices of Food in Decline NEW YORK WVWholesalc food rices as measured by the Dun Bradslrcet index dipped this week o the lowest level in five weeks on He was freed on bond addressed a plea to be proud of your He closed with these four sugges tions in eight words Organize s set by Justice of the Peace Em ory Oleson Mens Reformatory on a charge of embezzling more than from the Winnebago County Tuber culosis Assn and the county chap ter of the National Foundation for so j II U Infanuic iaralysis while trcasurcrthc chairmanship of Ray of the groups The luncheon meeting which was opened by an invocation by the Rev Peter Janscn followed a three hour session in which under E IClough cochairman of the Cerro Weaver made restitution of the Gordo County Chapters March The index stood at comparcdjfunds and surrendered his liccnsojdrive there was a with a week ago and practice law in Iowa Tic later experiences a year ago moved to Kansas City Mo J blending of Vigorous assent was given to the ;