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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT E THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH IOWANSNEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Preaa and United Iress Full Lcasa Wires Seven Cents a MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22 1954 This Paper Consists ol Two Section Ono One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor How to Grow Longer Arms PVERY year about tliis time I sit down at my typewriter and tryto think up something to sav that would bo worthy of that organization and that great caus the Red Cross Every year I en up with something winch I mysc my own friendliest crit as sadly inadcquat And Im about to do it again Bvit Im not quite ready to adm that the trouble is wholly will nit Trying to compress into a quarto of an hour a satisfactoryreport o the worldwide sweep of Red Cros good works is an assignment n unlike that o describing the T Mahal by common consent Ih most exquisitely beautiful struc turc ever conceived in the min of man and built by human handb One year I thought that unde theimpetus of a special inspira lion 1 might be able lo earrvoi my lask Thai was about a decad ago after I had watched the Re Cross at first hand as il pcrforme Us errands of mercy on a doze places in the European war the aten On Utah Beach in Normandy saw those dressed in the uniforrr of Ihc Red Cross trying bravely I provide a home away from home for those wonderful youngsters o ours In newly liberated Paris no so long after this I witnessed Ih same service in another setting At bomber and fighter bases t the north and lo Ihe east of Lon don I saw our lads finding sorn diversion from their anxiou thoughts about tomorrows mission in the quarters scl aside for Ihc lied Cross So it was al Ihe Ret Cross clubs in London ilself as ou fighting men on weekend leaves sought and found homey livinj quarters and wholesome entertain ment But in my memory and contributing most lo that inspira tion which I was so confiden would enable me to write adequate ly about the Red Cross was my two visits to the vast andsprawl ing Churchill Hospital within eas sight of the aweinspiring Spires of Oxford Town 11 was there that I saw the Ret Cross ministering to those who most needed its ministry of mercy the lads silhouetted agains white sheets loo many with arms and legs missing one smoking a cigarct through a nostril because his jaw had been shot away The Red Cross was there to alleviate suffering But il was in Ihc convalescent ward where the Red Cross was most in evidence and for the simple reason that the need for il is peculiarly great when woundet men in their convalescence begin clomping about on crutches anc canes or wheeling aboul in ambu latory chairs Thai was Ihe scene which flasher into my mind last Tune when I heard President Dwight l5 Eisen howcr stand before a vast audi ence of Red Cross workers galh ercd in national convention at Washington and express aeknowl edgment of his gratitude for pro viding a home away from home for his boys What Ike Had in Mind Thats precisely what the Red Cross was doing at Churchill Ifos a home away from home for those wounded kids Thats what it was doing in ahim dred other hospitals in Europe id the Pacific and here iiri America And lhals whal il has been doing for the past three or four years in Korea and Japan But what I was meaning to say when I went wandering off into vagrant memory was that the ap preciation I had of Ihc Red Cross and its matchless services at that particular time should have been inspiration enough for an adequate commentary But not so What I said then seemed to fall short of the mark and after rcchccking my manuscript that would still be my verdict The basic difficulty confronting you when you attempt to present a picture of thuRccl Cross is that in ils worldwide dimensions you just cant bring it all into focus Some helpful phrases have been evolved to help you with your Insk such as Mother of Man kind Angels of Mercy Ap plied Christianity etc Broader Than Religion But theyre more broadly sug gestive of the nature of the Red Cross than precise or graphic For most Americans applied Chris tianilyl hasmeaning but for many of the 50 or more countries in which the Red Cross operates Christianity isnt the major faith CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 No 116 HAIRCUT AT FIVE WEEKSThis is quite an experience for little Jack Morgan II of Oklahoma City Okla Top left shows his crop of hair before clippers sheared himtop right the cutting bottom left he seems surprised alter its over bottom right he tells his parents he liked the idea all the time Jackie is only five weeks old Best Election Hope Dems to Attack GOP Farm Plan Chairman Stephen Mitchell is expected o advise Democratic senators and House members from nine western tales Tuesday their best chance for recleclion lies in allacking the Eisenhower administrations farm and power policies The Democratic chairman just completing a tour of Colorado Yyommg Montana Utah IdahoNevada Washington Oregon an New Mexico hasbeen sending back to headquarters here optimist reports of Democralic chances in those stales He wilt sit down with Democrats from those states to detail his hidings Aides said he is expected lo slrcss what he believesis public Successor to McKinley Is Councils Job Reveal Heated Language in McCarthyZwicker Debate in the area to Presidenl Eisenhowers flexible farm price upport program and the adminis rations reputed opposition to pub ic power developments Although Mitchell hasnt been icaring down on the issue he has made it clear that the Democratic iigh command doesnt share views oiccd by some Republicans that alkirig about a recession wili bring n one Some Democrats believe that if business downtown broadens with he Republicans in power the mi ority partys chances will be in rcascd in the voting next fall on ontrol of Congress Sen who is run ing for reelection hit the issue gain Sunday when he wrote isenhowcr urging the President to econsidcr his tax proposals to rcvcnt a recession from deepen ng into a depression The Illinois senator urged the resident to get behind a proposal f Sen George DGa to boost ersonal income tax exemptions 200 as av measure of increasing uying power among low income arncrs Eisenhower has said some mcas rc of tax relief in addition to hose he now backs may be under if employment and other usiness indices fail lp turn up ward in March Georges proposal couldnt come cfore the Senate for considera on unlil Ihc House acts on a new venue bill embodying changes in lax laws and lhat action is not kely to be ccks taken for several In the interim Democrats give very indication Ihey are put to ecome the party of tax reduction guring that Ihe average voter ives more attention to the taxes e pays than to statements aboul ic government financial on rAII About The Weather Mason Cify Partly cloudy Mdn dny nighl low 38 to 22 Continued cool Tuesday cwa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Colder Tuesday Minnesota Tuesday partly cloudy no decided change in tempera ture GlobeGazelle weather data up i 8 am Monday Mnxjmum 37 Minimum 19 At 8 am 24s WASHINGTON MVThe Execu tive Committee of the Republican Farm Council opened h twoday closed meeting here Monday to draft plans for winning the farm vote toGOP congressional candi dates in next Novembers election The council is an organization of Republican farmers set up after the 1948 presidential campaign lo help bring viclory lo their parly andto gain repeal of many of the New Deal and Fair Deal farm laws One of Ihe principal mailers up for aclion was Ihc seleclion of a new council chairman lo succeed Harold McKinley of SI Ansgar Iowa who resigned the post Mc Kinley long a critic of many fed eral farm programs was the coun cils original chairman Committee members said olher mailers lo be laken up included making plans to strengthen Ihe council in slates and counties where il is inaclive They saidthe mccling would not go into Ihc question of farm poli cies The council Ihey said would be content to leave thai qiieslion lip lo the Eisenhower adminislrn lion and Republicans in Congress 6 setlie Republicans in Congress arc di vided over President Eisenhowers proposal that the present system f high rigid farm price supports be replaced by a system of varia ble price floors Little Hope Seen in Peace Plea by Nehru Asks CeaseFire in Indochina NEW DELHI India Premier STehru called Monday for a cease ire in Indochina since it would ccm a tremendous pity that this erribJe war should continue when i serious effort to meet and dis cuss this problem is scheduled April 2G at Geneva It is desirable I think to have ome kind of ceasefire without any giving up its position Nehru old Parliament The Associated Press in a Unit d Nations dispatch Saturday re lorted Nehru was planning such a tep Commenting on this dispatch n Washington Sunday diplomatic fficials said they doubted Nehru r anyone else could succeed in rranging a ceasefire in Indochina efore the Geneva conference tarts Not Relished French Embassy officials have lade it plain they do not relish ndian intervention The Nehru overnment they point out does ot even recognize Viet Nam one f the three Indochinese states ghting the Communistled Rebels French help In addition diplomats say there s too little time between now and 26 to get a ceasefire worked ut and even if there were there s no clearly defined line along whichto mark the combat zones each side as there was in Korea Speaking in a Losver House de bate on President Rajeridra Pra inaugural address Nehru re asserted Indias independent for eign policy with the declaration On no account whatever the occasion may be are we going to allow any foreign troops to land n India Hits Pakistan Deputies cheered as Nehru in a attack on US military Pakistan said We do not want to enter into his circle of hatred violence and fear that is the cold we do not want others to do so either Nehru also condemned the Paki ilan application for military aid as a step which adds to world fears and world tensions A frequent and bitter critic of negotiations between neighboring Pakistan and the United States ooking to such aid Nehru scoffed it any notion that India might seek similar help either from the United States or from Soviet Russia Hold Waterloo Woman in Shooting of Man WATERLOO Waterloo woman Monday was held pending further investigationafter she told police she shot and wounded her soninlaw in self defense Police said Mrs Alico Crjsp 45 Waterloo shot Anthony Walker 30 Waterloo Saturday nightwith a 38 caliber revolver after he forcibly entered her home and threatened herwith a knife Walker was in fairly good con dition at n hospital with bullet wounds in the left shoulder and ribs Liquor Store in Mason City to Be Moved June 1 The Mason City liquor store is moving June 1 to larger quarters The Iowa Executive Council in 3es Moines Monday approved easing of quarters at 113Dela vare S E across the street anc i half block south of the presen ocalion at an increase of nonthly in rental The new 10 year lease is with he H and M Land Co for a month It will provide more space on the ground floor than he present store has in the grount loor and basement together The Mason City outlet of the State Liquor Control Commission lacl a volume sales of nearly hreequarters of a million dollar during the last fiscal year EXPOWSI CHANGE CLOTHESThis photo received from Communist ired Uurchett purports to show some of the American former prisoners of the Reds who refused repatriation and who returned to North Korea The men are receiving and admiring civilian suits in a shop The town and names of the men were not given Koreans Attempt to Halt Indian Troops on Train Yanks Break Up Display ii ITPAYS TO HAVE THE Want Ad Habit Thli Advertiser jot Results in a Hurry Mrs Harry C Hiibbanl 1217 No Mon roe snlct she had nt least 2 doten calls lor lier Apartment She ivaj very Pleased with results REMEMBER WAST ADS RECEIVED BEFORE 11 A M Will Appear In That SAME BAYS PAPER Not the nest the next week JUST PHONE WOO And Ask or an AdTaker Its Easy to A WANT AD SEOUL HP Am eric a n roops jabbing with bayonets chased off without apparen bloodshed 200300 South Ko who early Monday tried o lialt a train carrying home bound Indiansoldiers to In chon port South Korean police said hree Koreans were slightly njured by the Americans rifle butts The US 8th Army said it had unconfirmed reporis that the South orean provost marshal genera vho last week threatened the In dians Lt Gen Won Yong Duk vas at the scene The Koreans were cleared from he tracks after some minor jab and shoving and the train ontinued without incident said an th Army spokesman Cites Tanks However Kim Chang Heung ice chief of South Koreas nation 1 police said American tanks iere called to the scene He de nounced what he c a 11 e d the 8th Armys heavycountermeasures gainst a righteous move by in lignant men The incident was the first show of interference which South Ko reans had threatened against the fndians Both the 8th Army and South Korean police reported they knew of no injuries in the demonstra tions three miles north of Seoul Former Prisoners A South Korean police official who said he was present reported that some of the group were for mer prisoners of warturned loose by Indian custodial troops last month Ih explaininghowtheSouth Ko reans were dispersed the ROK of ficial said They told to go and they just went The demonstrators w ere not armed thepolice official said and saw they could do nothing against such an overwhelming force The K o r e a n official claimed more than 1000 Americans were protecting the train but the 8th Army spokesman said there was not anywhere near this number To Sail Tuesday About 1000 Indian troops still in the neutral zone were scheduled to sail Tuesday for India Last week Lt Gen Won Yong Duk South Korean provost mar shal general threatened that no more Indians would leave Korea until his country received guaran about treatment of the 76 antiReel prisoners who went to In dia Malenkov Reportedly Seeks Parley With IkeChurchill BERLIN officials and newsmen depict Soviet Pre mier Georgi Malenkov as wanting to meet British Prime Minister Churchill and perhaps President Eisenhower These sources also pic ured Malenkov as gaining personal popularity at home and in other Communist nations These Cops Wuz Had LOS found what looked like and ticked like a bo nib in a downtown a He called pallet Police called fheir crime laboratory director Ray Pinker and Army demolition experts A policeman stuck a nail into the clock part of thecontraption to stop the ticking The bomb was taken to a field Police Chief Wil liam Parker and Deputy Chief Thad Brown arrived A Geiger counter was results Then the device was tied to a stake A 50foot rope was tied to the clock and from a safe distance it was yanked out of the bomb It turned out to be a alarm clock sponge rubber rags paraf fin paper and beeswax I think weve been had said Brown rather be had than sorry said Parker Stevens in Defense of 2 Generals Army Chief to Enter Fight WASHINGTON Sen McCar thy HWis questioned the hon esty or intelligence of Brig Gen Ralph W Zwicker in the stormy closed session last week and told him You should be removed from any command it was dis closed Monday It was such language as this which aroused Secretary of the Army Stevens and led him to di rect that two generals not comply with McCarthys calls for their ap pearance before McCarthys Inves tigations Subcommittee What McCarthy told Zwicker was disclosed when the senator made public a transcript of the New York session At the same time it was an nounced that a scheduled appear ance of Stevens before McCarthys committee Tuesday had been post poned until Thursday morning Agrees to Talk Stevens accusing McCarthy of abuse of our loyal officers in the questioning of Zwicker had agreed to testify pub lically before the subcommittee Stevens also asked for a trans cript of McCartfiys hearing for Zwicker who is commander at Camp Kilmer NJ Sen McClellan of Arkansas sen ior Democrat ou the Senate In Subcommittee said he ihad approved release of the trans cript Monday after fihe official re porters who took the testimony had assured him it wasVconrplete if Zwicker had asserted1thatiMc Carthy in tellingreporters about Zwickers testimony gave a col These opinions were voiced by Russian and satellite people here asf week for the Big Four foreign ministers conference If they were Traffic Death Toll Now 77 By THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS A sevenmonthold babyand a Veltori womanwere killed in sep rate automobile accidents over ie weekend to bring motor ehicle death loll to 77 The latest victims were Linda Varren baby daughter of Mr and Irs Raymond Warren of near Ev rly and Mrs Velrria Z Bucks Welton The Warren child was killed Sun ay in a two car collision at a ounty road intersection about two nd onehalf miles southwest of penccr The baby and a son 3ale 3 were thrown from the car nto a waterfilled ditch Mrs Warren 25 her son and liss Lena Brady 71 Sutherland passenger in the other car were aken to a Spencer hospital Warren 22 pulled his son and aughter from the water and car icd the baby a quarter of a mile o a farmhouse to summon aid Mrs Bucks was killed Saturday ight when the car in which she as riding struck a bridge abut ment on Highway r 61 about six miles north of Davenport as a trial balloon to sound out Western reaction then they were well planned with just about every proMoscow group briefed ahead of time Opening up to Westerners to an unprecedented degree during the conference a Russian official said On The reedoms Foundation Awards o Garner Mason City 3 Election Cant Lake School 18 frankly Malenkov wants to meet Churchill and possibly Eisenhower too Polish and Czechoslovak news men said this and East German Communist authorities concurred You can take this as at least semiofficial said one satellite source We know Malenkov wants a meeting and we want it too be cause we think something could be accomplished Just as interesting were the com parisons of Malenkov with his predecessor Stalin The informants said Malenkov has impressed his own people and those in the Soviet orbit as a man less whimsical than Stalin and thus less likely to push the world into a new war that would mean their destruction re gardless of the winner Malenkov is a smart man said the satellite source He is not a genius but he is what you call a good housekeeper We feel safer with him thanwe did with Stalin who was a genius But the question of war and peace is so delicate that a genius can in these times min you1 Much of this new confidence is the result of Malenkovs new to increase con sumer goods output behind the Iron Curtain and his several recent trips around the Soviet Union to get firsthand knowledge of the true conditions ored and slanted version McClellan said rthe transcript does not contain some of the quota tions which he understood had been attributed to McCarthy by Stevens More Questions Zwicker was questioned by Mc Carthy at length concerning the case of Maj Irving Peress who was allowed to resign from the Army under honorable conditions in the face of McCarthys demands that Peress should be court mar tialed McCarthy has described Peress as a Fifth Amendment Commu nist At one point in the hearing the transcript showed McCarthy said to Zwicker Either your honesty or your in telligence I cant help impugn ing one or the other when you tell us that a major in your com mand who was known to you to STEVENS ZWICKER have been before a Senate com mittee and of whom you read the press releases very carefully to now have you sit here and tell us that you did not know whether he refused to answer questions aboutCommunist activities This statement by McCarthy fol lowed Zwickers statement thathe did not specifically know that Peress had refused to answer questions about in McCarthys words his Communist activi Zwickertold McCarthy accord ing to the transcript that he knew Peress refused to answer ques tions for the committee A ski Question McCarthy then asked Did you know that he refused to answer questions about his Communist ac tivities Zwicker Specifically I dont selieve so Did youhave toy idea Zwicker Of course I had an idea McCarthy What do you think CONTINUED OH PACE 2 ;