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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT M A K I S A L L NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14 1953 This Paper Consists ot Two No IP More Pleas to Save Rosenbergs Relayed by Pope Despite Opposition House Money Group Expected to OK Tax Cut By UNITED PRESS i HUSG Ways and Means Committee was expecte Saturday to pass the controversial Reed Income Tax Bi Monday despitegoslow statements from President Eisen hower and Republican leaders ChairmanDaniel A Reed R sponsor of the measure insisted on early House ac lion But whether the bill will eve reach the floor for a vote wa problematical Wouldnf Permit House Speaker Joseph W Mar tin Jr Mass said he would no permit the measure to be consic Controls Off See Big Boost in Automobiles WASHINGTON pro duction should jump almost 40 pe cent to a near record peak thi year with abandonment of almos all metals controls June 30 in dustry spokesmen said Saturday They said the aulo makers ex pect to produce 6000000 passengei cars this year about 1680000 more than 1952 and close to the 19SO peak of 6600000 cars Hail Announcement In Detroit industry rcpresenta lives hailed the governments an nouncement ending civilian allo cations of steel copper and alu minum June 30 But they said there was no indication stifficien metal would be available for an immediate jump in production But Henry Ford II president the Ford Motor Co recently pre dicted the production of 6800000 cars and trucks this year with early decontrol That would make 1953 the industrys second biggesl year Producers of other hard goods like TV sets washing machines and refrigerators also stood to benefit from the decontrol order Open Market The government announcement Friday means that all metal users except those producing defense and atomic energy items will have to bid on the open market begin ning July 1 for these metals for the first time in two years How ever supplies for civilian produc tion will be greater and there will be no restrictions on their use President Eisenhower has said that priorities and allocations will have to be extended beyond June 30 for defense and atomic energy goods Between now and June 30 met als allocations will remain in ef fect for all users both defense and civilian But manufacturers will now rbe able to bid on the open market for output of the three metals that is in excess of defense and civilian allocations Communists Start Attack on Mountain SEOUL Chinese Communists celebrated their New Years Day in Korea Saturday by starting a bitter fivehour battle near Old Baldy Hill and temporarily cutting off Allied troops A Chinese to 175 at clugin Allied sol diers a U N reinforcements at the Western Front position The Eighth Army said 70 Chi nese were killed or wounded in the fight Allied losses were not given The Communists also jabbed at fiveother places along the front but the thrusts were thrown back in clashes lasting up to two hours The attacking groups numbered less than 80 men The Eighth Army reported 32 Chinese killed in three of those fights bringing the total of casualties Saturday to over 100 The attack near Old Baldy start ed just after midnight Allied communications were cut Rein forcements tried to reach the ercd until Congress has a belte picture of the governments fisca outlook Senate Republican leaders alsc have been cool toward the meas ure Sen Robert A Taft R0 said Congress instead of cutting taxes for individuals might decidi Slice WASHINGTON sional experts said Saturday the controversial Reed Income Tax Reduction Bill if enacted into law woutd mean a cut of 25 to this year for taxpayers with a net income of about a year The cut would be more for tax payers in income brackets above and less for those who dont make that much to extend Ihe excess profits lax on corporations scheduled to end June another six months 10 Per Cent Reeds bill calls for an income tax cut averaging about 10 per cent for most taxpayers effective July 1 Since the lower tax rate vould be effective for only the ast six months of this year the net effect would be to reduce taxes for calendar 1953 by about five per cent The present law calls for tax of 10 to 11 per cent for most taxpayers next Jan 1 Tables prepared by Congression al tax experts show the effect the Reed bill would have on 1953 taxes is well as the effect of the reduc ion scheduled for Jan 1 1954 Franklin Floyd Play at Roosevelt in Girls Finals Franklin Consolidated one of the lates undefeated girls basketball cams with a 290 record for the cason will meet Floyd Saturday ight at Roosevelt Fieldhouse for he district championship and the ightto enter the slate tournament t DCS Moincs starling on Feb 24 was a member of the 16 cam state championship field last eason Floyd goes into Saturday ights game with a 245 record for he season The preliminary game or consolation honors will start at 15 between Aklen and Meserve vith the championship contest to cgin about VALENTINE HOLD OUTFranke Moore 5 has a valentine for Dona S r thLplCture at left what he wili in return Inthe photo at nght Dona Jean supplies the kiss on the cheek Reports More Than 1000 Die in Quake TEHRAN Iran Min sler Hussein Fatemi estimated aturday that more than a thou and people probably were killed i the Torroud earthquake Thurs ay but a search for bodies con nues and official figures will be nriounccd later Fatemi told a news conference ic Red Cross of America and witzerland have offered aid U S mbassaclor Loy Henderson sent a nessagc to the foreign minister aturday expressing the sorrow of he American government and merican community in Tehran at ic disaster Falcmi announced that Tuesday ill be set aside as aday of mourn ig throughout the country Tehran Radio broadcast at noon report that a serious water short go iias developed An American embassy spokcs ian announced that Point Four S aid for underdeveloped ountries has offered its mobile ialth unit Earlier in the day however the irector of an Iranian relief or anization said reports of a heavy oath toll at Torroud had been ex ggerated GUARD CAMP CHICAGO Fifth Army aturday announced that the 1953 ummer encampment for the 34th nfantry Division and nondivi onal units of Iowa and Nebraska ill be held at Camp McCoy Wis ug 216 tions later but ran into a Chinese blocking force and withdrew after a 30minute fight A second relief force also was stopped by intense small arms and automatic wea pons fire The Allied defenders held their ground however and heavy artil lery and mortor pounding forced Ihe Reds to pull out shortly be fore dawn SPLASH 98 tons of BARC the Armys new expet ftoit T m what is believed to be the first BARC launching from a ship The huge craft will be based at Monterey for an indefinite Joe E Brown Does Double Duty on Cupids Day BEVERLY HILLS Calif ffVThis is Dan Cupids day and Joe E Brown is doing extra duty The comedian will give away oth of his daughters in a double wedding ceremony The two sets of vows at St Martin of ToursCatholic Church will join Mary ElizabethAnn Brown 23 and Steven Kenneth Fair Jr Los Angeles and Kathryn Frances Brown 20 andArmond Lloyd Lisle of Beverly Hills Prbuld Father Brown will escort Mary down theaisle first thin leave via a and return with his younger daughter Report Spain Increases Demands for Armed Bases WASHINGTON UP Spain was reported Saturday to nave raised its price for an air and naval base agreement with the United as a bargaining measure o find out how much the Eisenhower administration may be willing to give Agreements covering devel opment and use of bases in Spain jy American forces and providing for U S economic and military assistance to that country on a imited scale were virtually com pleted last year under the Tru man administration Pressing Demands It is understood here the Spanish negotiators are again pressing some demands that had been re cctcd earlier by the United Hates The Spaniards are now said to be asking that 1 A total of 125 million dollars in inancial aid voted by Congress be made available without any strings attached 2 The U S undertake to mod ernize the Spanish army which vould mean a large scale military aid program 3 The U S guarantee Spanish ecurity in a virtual alliance Spain would then proceed to work jut the American bid for use of bases in peace and war No Indications There have been no indications icrc that the Eisenhower admin stration was prepared to accept he Spanish requirements or to change in any radical manner the American proposals In essence hesc were for the use Spanish Dases by American forces and a detailed 125 million dollar aid pro gram for Spain agreed on at the 5ame time Americans argued that the sup nlying of this help would benefit he whole Spanish economy as vould other funds to bo spent on levclopment of the bases ECLIPSE OF SUN TOKYO A partial eclipse of he sun was observed from Japan aturday SAME Mrs Mier Wolf Dies Suddenly at Miami Beach Fla Mrs Mier Wolf widow of one of Mason Citys pioneer furniture dealers died suddenly Saturday at Miami Beach Fla She had fallen Thursday and broken one hip ant an operation had been planned for Saturday but it was never under taken Funeral services arc tentatively set for 11 am Tuesday at Cedar Rapids She is survived by four sons Louis and Abbott Mason City Rob crt Austin Minn and George Phoenix An and one daughter Mrs Charles Jessie Cocldon St Paul Mr Wolf died in 3938 BULLETIN STRASBOURG France W Alsatian deputies in the French National Assembly demanded Saturday that the government act immediately to suspend the sen tences of 12 Alsations sentenced to prison terms for the wartime massacre of 642 men women and children at OradoursurClane rAII About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and colder Saturday night with low C10 Iowa Mostly cloudy and colder Saturday night with scattered snow flurries Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy and colder Saturday night GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 37 Minimum 25 At 8 am 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 23 No Dramatic Assurance by Dulles Quiets Demo Criticism WASHINGTON Foster Dulles assurance that the Eisenhower administration will consult Congress and American Allies heforornaking any dramatic movesin the Pacific took the heat out of Democratic criticism Saturday And Chairman Smith RNJ of the Senate Far Eastern affairs subcommittee offered to talk over with the scc etary of slate the possibility of tartly lifting Ihe secrecy surround ng his consultations on Capitol ilill Sparkman Talks Sen Sparkman told of the new eeling among congressional Demo rats He said he was satisfied the Republican administration has slowed down what 1 was afraid was about to develop into a head ong rush into war But Sen Morse IndOrc was in no mood for such talk He told he Senate Friday the liberals must stop talking about a honey moon with the new administra ion Morse boltedhis party to sup port Democratic nominee Adlai Stevenson for the presidency last year A bill lo force him to run is a Republican in 195B when his present term expires was iniro iluccd Friday in the Oregon legis alure GOP leaders in the stale ire known to feel they can unseal lim in a party primary but pos sibly not as an independent in the tcncral election Some Other Move Sen Gillette DIowa said he ranks the administration soon wil have to make some other move m the Pacific adding The Sev enth Fleet order is a futilo ges lure unless it is followed up bj some concrete action Sen Smith put a lid of secrec oh Dulles testimony in a close meeting of his subcommittee Fr day But he said he would consul with Dulles on the possibility of re leasing parts of the statements endanger nationa security it made public Dulles kicked up a firstclass when he lold the Senate Far Castern subcommittee he would lot talk freely if the members didnt promise the slriclest sc rccy The demand naturally rankled he lawmakers By tradition gov rnmcnt officials always have rusted the congressmen lo decide vhat testimony could safely be iadc public In view of the protests of his col cagues and the press Smith prom sed lo try to work out an arrange icnt with Dulles thatwill be sat ifactory to the secretary the sen tors the public and the press Dulles secrecy edict proved to c a resoundingfailure anyway fc barely got back to his office om the subcommittee hearing riday when reliable sources be an leaking what he had said McCarthy Digs Deeper Into Voice Probe NEW YORK Joseph McCarthys investigating sub ommittee dug deeper Saturday nto alleged waste duplication in ompetcnce and subversion in the deral governments information irograms including the State De lartmcnts Voice of America The subcommittee of the Senate ermaneh Investigating Commit ec planned to call at least 15 wit esses to its second closed exccu ive hearing at the federal court louse Most of the witnesses will e employes of the Voice which has ts headquarters in New York Appropriations The inquirys findings arc expect ed to have important bearing on he size of appropriations which the new Congress will make for in iormation and counter propaganda programs Hint Ike to Stand by Decision Confusion on Prior Message WASHINGTON W The White House announced Saturday the re ceipt of new word from the Vatican sn appeals filed with Pope Pius for intervention onbehalf of the con demned atom r spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg The new communication was a etter received Friday night from the Rt Rev Anileto Giovanni Cig ognani Apostolic delegate to Wash ington It related that urgent pleas for the condemned couple had been received by the head of the Catho lic Church who felt that American officials should be informed The Apostolic delegate wfs told in a reply hat President Eisen hower was notified of his letter and had expressed his thanks for this courtesy Speaks for Itself Asked by newsmen whether tha President might reconsider his de cision of last Wednesday refusing to block the execution of the Rosen bergs Press Secretary James C Hagerty would only say The statement he issued on the Rosenbergs speaks for itself Hagerty said the whereabouts an earlier Vatican message which the Apostolic delegate said Friday was transmitted tothe Justice De partment through him last Decem The Voice is spending In the fiscal yearending next June 30 Under the terms of former President Trumans proposed hud get it would get an oper ating and in additional funds for construction in the fiscalyear ending June 30 1954 The Voice of America has been doing an excellent Jls a fin idea said McCarthy who is chair nan of the fourman subcommittee We just want to clean it up There arc a vast number of extremely competent people in Voice but here arc some who arc question bie io put it mildly Job of Sabotage AfcCarthy said testimony from vc witnesses Friday indicated that certain people are doing a fairly ood job of sabotaging the gov rnmcnts foreign policy and that runs into tens of millions of olJars McCarthy said many of he Voices projects in this country nd abroad where it has built cx cnsive broadcasting facilities are her is still a mystery to both the White House and the Justice De partment At Palm Springs Fla former Atty Gen James P McGranery NEW 700 persons left Saturday1 for Washington to demonstrate Jfor clemency from PresifefirifEisen hower for the doomed Rosen bergs A spokesman for group traveling in special ratfroad cars said they would renew a 24hour picket line in front of the House adly planned Were keeping Secretary of tale John Foster Dulles informed f what we find out McCarthy aid We have every good reason o think that Mr Dulles will co peratc with us GOLDEN GIRL OUT ane Harris prominently mentioned in connection with the JeJkc vice investigation smiles and puffs a cigaret as she leaves the office of the District Attorney in New York Diane dubbed the Golden cafe society is held in bond as a material witness aid Apostolic delegation came to lim ast December to discuss the Rosenberg case He said IhereWas ho appeal from the Vatican in behalf of the Ros enbergs but only astatcment that the Pope had received such com munications The meeting was in the nature of a conference and no papers or records were submitted he said Roman Catholic sources at the Vatican said Friday Pope Pius had intervened in behalf of the husband and wife whom President Eisen hower has refused to spare from the electric chair Merits of Case In Washington the apostolic del egation sjiicl appeals for the Rosen bergs received by the Pope had been sent to the Justice Depart ment without entering into the merits of the The delega tion said this was done last De cember before presidential clem ency was sought for the Rosen bergs But White House Press Secretary Hagerty said there was no official record of such a Vatican approach In New York meanwhile U S Court of Appeals Judge Augustus N Hand turned down a defense request to stay the execution pend ing an application for Supreme Court review of the case Early Date Federal Judge Irving R Kauf man indicated in New York he will set an early execution date pos sibly within a few weeks The electrocution originally for Jan 14 had been postponed while the presidential appeal was pending The Rosenbergs were sentenced on April 5 1951 after Mrs Rosen bergs brother David Greenglass testified they persuaded him to turn over wartime atomic secrets to a Russian official in New York The Rosenbergs have insisted they are innocent Greenglass and Morton Sobelt were sentenced to prisonin the case JAPAN AMBASSADOR THE HAGUE the Netfierlands Otto Rcuchlin di rector general ofthe political de partment the foreign ministry will be ambassador to Japan ;