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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THATMAKES ALL NORTH I O WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Leaso Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13 1953 This Paper Consists ot Two Ono No 108 Pope Intercedes for Lives of Atomic Bomb Spies French Impose Death on Two for War Crime BORDEAUX France Wt A French military court trying 21 former soldiers of Hitlers Elite SS Guard for the wartime massa cre of 642 OradoursurGlane vil lagers Friday sentenced one Ger man and one Alsatian to death Winding up one of Frances most disputed recent judicial cases the sevenman tribunal also Sentenced 13 Alsatians and five Germans to prison terms ranging from five to 12 years Acquitted was one German Sentenced to death in absentia 25 other former members of the third company of the SS Das Reich Division Alsatian GeorgesRene Boos 27 and German Karl Lentz 38 were the two exsergeants handed death sentences This penalty had been asked for them only because the others were lowergrade enlisted men under officers orders Boos was one of the two Alsatian defendants who had volunteered and had not been drafted into the German army The longdelayed trial aroused a burning national controversy mostly because it involved defend ants from thedisputed border province of Alsace AP Wircplioto DODGESHERWOOD ROMANCE forward to their marriage auto heir Horace Dodge Jr and showgirl Gregg Sherwood were found in a jewelry store deciding on the inscription on the wedding rings Farm State Congressmen Blast Attitude of Benson Mostly Demos Doing WASHINGTON W Farm stale congressmen fired harsh words Friday at thefirst official speech of Secretary of Agriculture Ben son also on the receiving end of criticism about falling farm prices Eisenhower administration farm officials are puzzled Further they hardly know whatto do about com plaints that Benson is not taking aggressive action to halt the farm price decline Rely on Selves In St Paul Wednesday night Benson advised farmers to rely more on themselves and less on government aid He declared that inefficiency should not he sub sidized in agriculture or any other economy and relief programs should be operated as such The farm officials point out in offtherecord discussions that Benson had pledged to carry out faithfully all the price support pro grams set up by the preceding Democratic administration In no case they say has a price support commitment made by Bensons Democratic predecessor Charles F Brannan been aban doned Most of the criticism of Bensons speech came from Democrats gleeful over what they feel is go ing to be a key issue in the 1954 congressional elections particu larly if farm prices keep sliding No Votes But one Republican Senator Young of North Dakota com mented that if President Eisen hower had expressed the same views in the campaign he wouldnt have received the votes of the farm states Benson said price supports should not be used to encourage uneconomic production of heavy surpluses He called for a shift away from government bounty and toward free enterprise in agriculture Sen Humphrey DMinn said The time to prevent disaster is Defiant Band of Americans Laugh at Friday the 13th By UNITED PRESS Superstitious Americans trod warily Friday but a small defiant band of their countrymen reveled in the fact that its Friday the 13th For persons who worry about the combination of ill omens this will be a nerve wracking year Another Friday the 13th is coming up next month and still another nextNovember But itwas a red letter day for that hardy band of unbelievers out to prove that this day cant scarethem Walter Otteson a Milwaukee Wis auto plant worker celebrated his 51st birthday Friday and boasted how closely the number 13 is tied by accident and purpose with his life Otteson was born Feb 13 1902 in Section 13 of Waldeft Township Pope County Minn He weighed 13 pounds and now weighs 182 which is 13 time 13 plus 13 His name has 13 letters and his education lasted 13 It began in school district 13 with 13 students in his class Before Otteson moved to Milwaukee he had postoffice box 13 at Sauk Center Minn Requests Mercy for Rosenbergs No Notification at White House VATICAN CITY Vatican newspaper said Friday Pope Pius XII has interceded for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg the atomic spies now under sentence of death in the United States seeking mercy for them Vatican sources said they be lieved the Pontiffs action occurred well before President Eisenhower rejected clemency for the Rosen bergs on Wednesday Precisely how the Pope inter vened was not disclosed in Fri days announcement in LOsserva tore Romano The US has no dip lomatic representation at the Vat ican and President Eisenhowers press secretary said in Washington neither the State Department nor the White House has received any notification on this subject He said he did not know whether such a clemency plea had been received by the Truman administration Welcomes News Emanuel H Bloch attorney for the Rosenbergs said he welcomed news of the Popes intervention The Rosenbergs arc Jews and the Communist press has been claiming that their sentence to the electric chair for passing Ameri can atomic secrets to the Rus sians is a proof of antiSemitism in the United States Papal intervention on their be half was disclosed in a brief top of page one item in LOsserva tore which the Vatican often uses to information it wishes made public The wording made clear the Popes action was being disclosed because of Communist press insinuations that the Pope was not interested in the fate of the Rosenbergs While the Pope not uncommonly intervenes on charitable grounds to try to save human lives nor mally such intervention is kept se cret Vatican informants said LOsservatorc said Some news papers have mentioned the Hply Father in connection with the fate the Rosenberg couple almost implying he had remained impas sive to various demands directed to him to intervene in behalf of the condemned Okays Warm Beer tor Groceries House Votes to Boost Liquor Prices by 10 DES MOINES Iowa Senate passed and sent to the House Friday a bill setting up new class C beer permit law providing that nothing but warm beer can be sold by any store or tavern for consumption off the premises Reds Greet Gen Taylor With Attack SEOUL Korea Chi nese Communists greeted LI Gen Maxwell D Taylor al the fronl lines in Korea Friday with savage infantry attacks that forced his men back temporarily in I wo scc lors The new commander in chief of Ihe US 8th Army was at Ihe front get belter acquainted he thefirst time since he succeeded Gen lames A Van Fleet Wednesday Striking after a twoclay lull forced by bad weather Ihc Chinese The vote onthe final bill was unanimous but the fight came on an amendment which ic jccled Ihc proposition inthe origi nal measure that grocery and oth er stores be prohibited from sell ing beer entirely 3119 V9te By a vole of 31 19 the Senate adopted an amendmentfiled by Sen J Kendall Lyncs Plainficld This provided thai no cold beer could be sold if it is to be taken away from Ihc place of sale The price of a Class Cbeer per mit would bo raised from to 50 a year The State Beer Permit Board would have authority lo overrule local licensing bodies on Ihc is suance of beer permits for cause The Senate also adopted an amendment by Sen Herman Knud on Clear Lake which will pro libit grocery stores from using my largo poster advertising on Reds sent three platoons on two attacks cast of the Pukhan Ilivcr on the Central Front after three smaller Red units had been routcc in three attacks at onemile inter vals UN troops holding a small out post cast of Kelly Hill on the West eru Front were driven back after a 10minute clash with rifles ma chine guns and hand grenades Ar tillery again raked the position and Also Other Controls Lifted Predict Big Gasoline PriceHike WASHINGTON were warned Friday to expect sharp price boosts on gasoline and probable in creases on a variety of other items as a result of decontrol Price Stabilizer Joseph Freehillsaid the price jump would ccr and will require them to keep heir beer slocks segregated from the rest of their merchandise Liquor Increase Meantime the Iowa House passed 8220 a bill lo increase prices at slate liquor stores by 10 per cent Eightyseven of the 108 mem bers were listed as sponsors o the measure when it was inlro duccd Thai was the greatest num signers to any single bil AP Wlicphbto TWELVE DIE IN POWDER PLANT fight era work on the wreckage of an opeiatmg building left cen ter of theHercules Powder Co at Pinole Calif which was destroyed by fire following an explosion Twelve men were killed four injured the Allies reoccupied the post be fore dawn Small Communist units made oth cr probing attacks near Bunker Hill and west of Chonvon on the West ern Front southwest of Jackson Heights and at Sniper Ridge orilhc Central Front and at Anchor Hill in the cast coast sector Adlai Will Make Major Address WASHINGTON Steven son makes his first major post campaign speech Saturday Sle considerable on gasoline before it happens Sen Maybank DSC said If 14Pound Baby Born at Belmond BELMOND daughter born Thursday to Mr and Mrs Lester Gabrielson farmers near Bel mond weighed 14 pounds two and onequarter ounces giving them a family of five children which has been steadily increasing in weight The first child of the couple now 9 years old weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces The next child now 6 weighed pounds 2 ounces The third child now 4 weighed 10 pounds 4 ounces and the fourth now 2 weighed 12 pounds 1 ounce In contrast the smallest child born jn ihis community for many years was a child of Mr and Mrs Deri Morris a farm couple lasl March weighing one and onehalf pounds The difference between this child and the Gabrielson chile is 200Vt ounces this speech is an indication of the policythinking on the part of the new secretary said Maybank then God help the poor hard working dirt farmers of t hi s country because they certainly will not find a friend in the Department of Agriculture Wait Until Disaster Sen Monroney DOkla said it the agriculture secretary intends to wait until disaster strikes the farm economy before he tries to remedy it he will find it will take kini longer than his fouryear ten of office to end a pression farm dc Eight Americans Killed in Crash TOKYO amphibious air rescue plane crashed in Southern Japan Friday and all eight Amcr icans aboard were killed the Ai Force said The dead included an Army scr geant his wife a nurse and fiv crew members The SA16 plane on a flight from Beppu to Ashiya in Southern Jap an crashed two miles southwes of Moji on Honshu Island and probably natural gas as he yanked price lids off a second big batch of goods Thursday He also predicted probable price hikes on newsprint for ncws apcrs construction services for vcrything from homes to high vays and scrap melals which go nto the production of metal goods Thursdays action leaves only bout 17 per cent of the items in tie governments costofliving in dex and about half of thosein the vholesalc price index under con rol Major consumer items still to be leconlrolled between now and 30 include milk and dairy roducls oleomargarine bread and bakery products confectionery products rice beer cigarets a arge number of dry grocery producls such as cereals coffee nnd soups aulomobiles laige elec rical appliances drugs and cos metics and consumer services Freehill predicted an upswing mmcdialely or soon in retail gaso line prices Prices on crude oil also will go up he said leading to further retail hikes on gasoline He said these increaseswould hit the west particularly but also probably would occur in other parts of the country Never Refuses Now it is well to know that His Holiness even without being able to enter inlo Ihc mcrils of the case never refuses his Mer est when it is requested to save human life because of the higher motives of charity proper to his apostolic ministry And as he has mercifully done in various other similar cases so also in this one he has not omitted to intervene insofar as it was permitted him by the lack of every official relation with the competent U S govern ment authorities Vatican sources mentioned no specific cases where the Pope had intervened pointing out this was against policy Whether he ever had asked for mercy for Commu nists facing death was not known but the Vatican newspapers state ment made clear political convic tions would be irrelevant where charity and mercy were concerned The indication that lack of US diplomatic rcpresenlalion al Ihe Valican made Ihc Popes action more difficull caused specuialion lhal his views might either have aeen conveyed through some prom inent American Catholic figure or might have been informally re venson the presidential Democrats defeated candidate will ad dress an eastern states Jefferson Jackson dinner in New York City CBSTV will broadcast the address al pm CST with delayed radio broadcasts following via CBS al 9 pm CST and NBC al pm CST Parly Chairman Slcphen A Mil chcll said Ihc rally be at tended by Democratic leaders from more than 30 stales includ ing 75 members of Congress from 20 stales in Ihc rccollecUon ot velcran law makers The jneasure was 57th on a calendar of 71 bills awaiting clebalc on motion of Rep W II Tatc Mason City lo considerthe measure immediately Tale is the chief sponsor of Ihc bill which now goes lo the Senate The bill would limit the 10 per cent increase lo Iwo years The noney would go inlo Ihc state gen eral fund and help finance opera Lions of Ihc slate government Tatc explained that if the cost f liquor lo the Slate Liquor Com mission increases there would be proportionate increase in retail trices In turn he said if Ihe cosl of liquor goes down the retail iricc would go down correspond ngly In opening debate on Ihe bill Tale said that even with the pro posed retail price increase Iowa consumers still would be paying less for liquor lhan residents in surrounding states POSTMASTER NOMINATION WASHINGTON Henry O Talle Rla has sent to Ihe Poslofficc Department the nomina tion of Joe Engle lo be acting postmaster at Delhi la Testimony Wont Make Any War Risking Moves Dulles BULLETIN of State Dulles was re ported to have assured senators Fridaythe administration will consult with Congress and U S Allies beforetaking any warrisking move in the Far East Dulles testified Friday morning in a closed door ing ofthe Far committeeof the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Smith RNJ of the group soughl lo impose a light lid of secrecy on whal transpired iaycd through Ihe apostolic dele gale in Washington Vatican sources cited two rea sons why it was almost certain the Popes action came some lime ago before Prcsidcnl Eisenhow ers refusal of clemency They said the Pope became very ill Jan 22 and still is convalescing It thus is highly unlikely he look any action during thai period Moreoverthey said il was about Christmas time that being made to the Pope on the Rosenbergs be half ISRAELI REACTION TEL AVIV first of ficial reaction to the Soviet Unions breakoff of diplomatic relations Friday blamed the rupture on a Kremlin desire to intimidate Ihe Jews slill be hind the Iron Curtain Satisfied Them Howeverother committee mem bers said Dulles salisfied Ihem Ihe administration is notnow planning any action toward a blockade of the Red China move that US allies and some critics in Con gress have said might spread the Korenn War Dulles was represented as telling Lhe senators that before any addi tional Far Eastern moves are made beyond President Eisenhow ers order to Ihe Sevcnlh Fleet lo slop shielding Communist Chin in its Formosa patrol they will be consulted Earlier Smith gol out a statement saying there would be no announce ment The purpose of the consultative subcommittees is lo provide a means for informal offlherccorc discussion belween senators anc policymaking officials of the exec Ask Probe of Roberts Deal TOPEKA Kan UP A state senator Friday demanded an im mediate and thorough inyestiga ion of a transaction that gave Re publican National Chairman C W loberts an fee for negotiati ng the sale of a building to the slate of Kansas i State Sen William D Weigand said that Roberts was not a regis crccl lobbyist at the time he sold the building on behalf of the An cient Order of United Workmen of Kansas and therefore he broke a law Kansas law provides a pen alty for lobbying by counsel or agents The Republican state senator said he would ask Lt Gov Fred Hall to push an emergency resolu tion through the Senate Friday which would create a special bi partisan HouseSenate investigating committee Weigandsaid he would utivc branch the statement said Cordial Relationship The Far Eastern Subcommitte established aparticularly close anc cordial relationship with Mr Dullc last year during negotiations of tlv Japanese Peace Treaty and wi hope to continue that relationship Obviously any public announce ment of what lakes place at Ihcs meetings defeats the purpose o them And no such announcemenl will be made regarding this or fu ture meetings The session offered the senators an opportunity to explore admin islralion thinking on Pacific policy There have been expressions of concern from Democrats particu larly that the administration might be heading toward lone hand ad ventures They have called for consultation with Allies on fulure steps in the Pacific area They already have received as surances thai President Eisenhower is unlikely to make any quick de cisions on a naval blockade of Red China bombing of Manuchurian bases or other dramatic action ask a appropriation for the special investigating committee SAME SHELL TESTIFY IN TRIAL AP Wlrcpholo Barbara Harmon 31 blond arid divorced to whom Minot Micky Jelke al legedly entrusted the task of training call girl Pat Ward is slated to be the next maior witness in the Jelkc vice trial REDS CHARGE MUNSAN Korea liaison officers at Parimunjom Friday charged that an Allied patrol broke into the neutral zone surrounding the trucesilo Thursday night anc shot a Communist security guard in the hand BULLETINS WASHINGTON Eisen bower administration Friday scrapped allocation controls on all steel copper and aluminum which is not claimed by defense priorityholders WASHINGTON Fed eral Parole Board Friday de nied the pleas of New York gam bler Frank Costello and Commu nist Benjamin Davis for paroles About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Iowa Partly cJoudy to cloudy and turning colder Saturday Minnesota Colder Saturday and in northwest Friday night GlobeGazetteweather data up to 8 avm Friday Maximum 27 Minimum 8 At8 ani 13 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 ;