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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Ihe Home DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANSNEIGHBORS EDITION VOL LX Associated Tress and United Press Full LCUM Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 1 1954 This Paper QnsLvts of Two Section 71 DANNV CIUSIIOIM lAKKV KWEN RICHAKD CARKV RAYMOND WAITKKS HIM SWAiSSOV WILLIAM STAKKS KUGENK JERRY KAFIIER RONALD 7IEGIER RICHARD LONG BRUCE LONG NILE MOTT PW Leaves Reds More May Follow Danny Joe Turns Over New Leaf YEARS Joe Mr and Mrs S4E was Mason Citys baby ago He was born at am Jan 1 1953 A photographer asked to contact Danny Joe on his years experiencegot the abovereactions 1953 Toll at 618 2 North lowons Die in Highway Mishaps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three persons died in New Year traffic accidents on Iowa highways one of them shortly before midnight to become the last victim in the states nearrecord toll for Auto Deaths in Country Are Light er By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Caution perhaps born of the tragic Christmas weekend was re flected Fritday in the relatively small loll of lives in accidents dur ing the first 13 hours of the New Year weekend Thctotal was 24 and 11 of these were blamed on traffic accidents Eleven died in fires The crash of a small airplane in Montana killed married couple but their 5year old daughter survived A continuance of the rate of less than two accidental deaths an hour would hold the total for the 78hour period ending midnight Sunday not only far under the Christmas weekends 717 but well below the National Safety Councils estimate of 3GO for traffic deaths alone Jury Surprised at Own Decision GREENFIELD Ind jurors who said they meant to con vict a defendant of manslaughter rather than second degreemurder righted their mistake Thursday II made the difference between life imprisonment and a sentence of 2 to 21 years for Raymond Tfptori 61 Indianapolis Tiptons attorney asked for a new trial and presented affidavits in which thejurorssaid they meant to send Tiplon to prison for 2to21 were surprised to read in newspapers that the second degree murder conviction carried life Judge Samuel J Offutl granted the hew trial and Tipton quickly pleaded guilty to the lesser charge nod was sentenced Joins Celebration 1953 Those killed were Charles D Hintz 25 of Algona Woods 23 an Army soldier from Iowa Falls Gtorge Osa Delair 46 of Lc Mars The State Department of Safety has predicted that at least eight persons will be killed in accidents before the long New Year week end comes lo a close Sunday night The Iowa toll from the Christmas week end was 14dcad 618 Deaths Hintz was killed at Thurs day night when his car hit an ob struction on a county road five miles west of Bancroftin Kossuth County His death was added to the 1953 fatality toll which stood at 618 That figure was barely short of the alltime high of 625 persons killed in 1051 It was 56 higher than the total for 1952 Young Woods and an Army bud dy Ralph Harold Ricks 21 also of Towa Falls were enroute home from Fort Riley Kan where they are stationed Their put of control near Bridgewater just cast of the junction of Highways 189 and 92 in Adair County Thrown From Car Woods was injured fatally when he was thrown out of the car Ricks was hospitalized at Green field where his condition was re ported as not serious The acci dent happened about am Delair was struck by a car about am while walking along a Plymouth County highway known as Neptune Road a mile and a half south of Le Mars Cautious Optimism Texan Relents After Wife Writes Letter SEOUL Claude J Batchelor a young Texan who elected to stay with the Communists changed his mind Friday and said it is quite possible that other unrepatriated American war prisoners will decide to return home Batchelor smiled broadly as he was returned to the UN SAME Soviet Chief Is Hopeful Tension Can Be Eased He Says MOSCOW tf The government newspaper Izvcstia spread on page 1 Friday Premier Malenkovs New Years statement that he believes there arc favorable opportunities for reducing international tension in 1954 In a reply to questions submitted by Kingsbury Smith of the Interna tional News Service Malenkov said also he could sec no real obstacles to a better understanding between tho United States and the Soviet Union Malenkov declared that a ban on use of atomic weapons wouldbe the biggest step toward peace that could be taken in 1954 but that Russia considers it necessary to reach agreement also on a con siderable reduction of types of armaments and armed forces Moscow radio carried the Mplen kpv statement and also one by President Klemcntl Vbroshilov ex pressing hope for a relaxation of world tension in the new There was no formal U sV State Department reaction to the McCarthy to Hold Probe on Tax Cases WASHINGTON staff of Sen Joseph R McCarthys Per manent Investigating Subcommit tee has lined up more than 50 in come tax compromise cases for possible investigation it was learned Friday Francis P Carr subcommittee staff director said some of the cases look very good and we plan to go into them in the very near He said none of them in Communists fv Cloted Carr told a reporter the subcorn mittee plans to hold closed hear ings on the cases in which the gov ernment has compromised its tlaims against taxpayers The closed hearings he said would be followed by public sessions Can said no dale has been fixed to star the hearings McCarthy ravealed in M i a m Wednesday that the subcommittee plans to look into the tax comprom ises The Wisconsin Republican said some of the cases were settlec at ridiculously low some for as little as 20 cents on each dollar of tax owed The start of the new investiga tion is expected to be delayed by the subcommittees present heavy work load of preparing yearend re ports to Congress Curb Powers It was also possible that Me Carthys plans would be affected by a reported move to curb his powers Key Democratic senators are said to be considering asking the Senate to curtail McCarthys control over the subcommittee staff If the move is successful i would clear the way for the re turn of the three Democrats who quit the subcommittee last sum mer They resigned in a disput with McCarthy over his selection o a subcommittee staff director Young Mother Has 3rd Set of Twins ZANESVILLE Ohio 25 yearold mother gave birth Thurs day night to her third set of twins a boy and girl GoodSamaritan Hospital officials said the mbthe and twins were in good condition The motherMrs Don Ryan ha twindaughters bornlOct 19 1951 and boy and girl twins born Sept 2 1950 All her children have been twins kov stntcment hut American dip lomats suggested informally that if Malenkov is sincerely interested in improving relations with the United States there are ample op portunities in the neur future lo do rAII About The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy and mile through iFriday night except ibe coming a little colder in north east portion Saturday partly cloudy and turning colder wit possible north snow flurries in the GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 aim Friday Maximum 38 Minimum 23 At 8 am 24 Jommand near Panmuniom fter 31 months as a prisoner f war He told waiting newsmen that risoner leaders are armed with aggers to prevent defections and hat mistrust and fear play a role n the Communist allegiance of he remaining 21 Americans 1 Briton and 327 Koreans listed as proRed Repatriated The 22yearold corporal from Kermit Tex approached an In dian guard at 1 am and asked o return to the UN Command Tourteen hours later he was re patriated Batchelors petite Japanese wife waiting in Tokyo to see him ap parently played an important part n his decision to abandon Com munism to him in the Indianguarded com pound in Koreas neutral zone had quite a bit to do about it Batchelor will hold a press con ference Saturday He told newsmen he now be ieves very very little of the Communist indoctrination he had been given in prisoner of war camps He smiled broadly and spoke easily without any apparent ner ousness He said he had spent a sleepless night before deciding o ask for repatriation Will other Americans come out he was asked Quite Possibly Quite possibly he said Will more than one Quite He said he had Been quite un comfortable this winter but urnedaside other questions as to vhether he had been well treated and well fed in Communist pris oner camps Batchelors story matched in part that of Cpl Edward Dicken on of Big Stone Gap Va who asked for repatriation from the roCommunist North Camp Dickenson also said other Amer cans quite likely would change heir minds An Indian command spokesman said he thought it most unlikely hat prisoner leaders are armed or that a POW who wanted to ask or repatriation would be unable to do so Batchelor said he had wanted to return home for a month but did not ask for repatriation Dec 23 when the Allies broadcast come home appeals because there would have been violence He said proCommunist Korean prisoners massed at the gate to prevent anyone from leaving No Evidence The Indian spokesman said there was no evidence that this was so and added I ani sure any man who wanted could have come out Batchelor refused to answer many questions He said he wants to take his wife home to Kermit and he beamed broadly as he read a message from her I want to see you as soon as possible his wife Kyoko wrote I am so glad you are finally coming home I love you very much The message relayed from Associated Press The Army said Batchelor would be treatedlike any other re turning prisoner of he gets tn Japan7 and will have a re union with his wife YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 4 Admire His Peace Punch That New Kid 1954 Gets Wild Greeting NEW YORK U5VThat brand new 365day wonder Kid 1954 got a wild welcome Friday as he Icaped nto the world every inruugnoui me naiio ne admiring his peace punch ranged from no and praying he could keep up per person in the swanky Man AP WIrephntb GOOD NEWS Kyoko Araki Japanese wife of ClaudeBafche lor is overcome with joy when she heard that her Kermir Tex as husband had decided to re turn from a Red prison through the streets It was an or derly crowd Bars restaurants theaters and night clubs did a booming business throughout the nation Tariffs at all to promising pace At any rate the Kid kayoed Old Man Blues with a flurry horns and cowbells and rights and lefts o the pocketbook In Times Square a policeesti mated million revelers five times the number of last year milled along the Great White Way and cheered inthe new year Both the 20degree cold and the excitement 25 minutes before 12 Half an hour after midnight traffic was stopped in the square and the lattan night spots and hotels Thousands also celebrated at at tiome parties The devout crowded into church es and paristr halls fortraditional Watch Night services In Augusta Ga senhower attended a small party at the Augusta National Golf Club Londons famed Piccadilly Circus usual mass of midnight i merrymakers allowed surge revelers The statue of Eros got a protective wrapping against tha usual pranksters A REALLY HAPPY NEW YEARThe family of POW Claude J shortly after hearingof the young Americans decision to return home Left to rijht are Oliver a brother and his wife Norma Mrs O L Batchelor and Mr Batchelor his parents and David another brother Mike in his mothers arms and Terrv and Kenneth all brothers are shown in the foreground Summerfield Doesnt Want to Fire Postmaster Critic EXTEACHER DIES RED OAK Miss Minnie Her bert 70 who retired last spring after 50 years of teaching in the Red Oak area died Thursday FLINT Mich W Postmaster general Arthur Summerfield says that all postmasters regard ess of politics have the right of free speech Summerfield made no direct mention of Eryin F Spratt Elk hart Iowa p o s t m a s t e r who claims the Post Office Department is seeking to discipline and possi My dismiss him for making a slighting remark about Summer field Spratt is a Democrat But the postmastergeneral in a New Years Eye statement said Any postmaster regardless of lis politics has under this admin istration as much right of free ex pression of opinion as any other cit izen No postmaster should feel Lhat expression of his opinion as such subjects him to contemplated dismissal Postal officials in DCS Moines re portedly were preparing to pass along the Spratt case to Washing ton for decision Spratt hasv ac knowledged thatwhen Summerfield was chosen for postmasterin 1952 he remarked in effect I dont see how he can do a good job as postmastergeneral be cause all he knowsis how to sell cars He denied however making an unprintable remark about Presif dent Eisenhower At Elkhart Spratt said Thurs day night that Summerfields state ment makes me feel a lot better Maybe I wont be fired after aliiI think its a very broadminded statement The postmastergeneral in his statement indicated hewould have no part in an attempt to fire Spratt But he added The Post Office Department is determined however thatin this administration every postmaster shall have the same integrity and conduct himself and his office with equal stature in his community as for instance the superintendent of schools or any other person of public trust METHODICAL THEFT SALEM Ore prowler with an obvious bent for the me chanical stole inlo Robert Gill here carefully hung blackout paper and cloth cur tains over the garage windows hood and removed from Gills new 1953 ranch The radiator generator carburetor fuel pump voltage ant distributor Doctors Formula for Hangovers SAN FRANCISCO WKHere ifjt snt too late for you is4 little sTew Years advice from Dr Ellis Sox city health director Dont feel too sorry for yourself ots of1 folks have hangovers Drink lots of milk protein soothes an alcpholirritaled stonv ach Eat high protein foods but avoidgrease Take an aspirin or two Open your windows wide ydjt spent too much time in smoky rooms Go back to bed you need sleep If you still have thai desert thirst when reawaken1 try a mixture of tomato Juice and half and half HOMi DISTROYIO OSKALOOSA tfl Tin of MrsJsOnm Lenox at Beacon a suburb Oskiloosa was byfireThursday night with estimated at V ;