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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated PICM and United Full Ioae Wires a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 9 1954 Reuther Paper Consists of Two One No 71 itness Escapes to Canada Reds Ask Resumption of Peace Parley PANMflAJ mm ux f PANMUNJOM W Communist Chinas Premier Chou EnLai Saturday called for speedy con vening of the Korean peace con ference and offered three propo sals to get the long delayed talks started Chou suggested in a Pciplng Radio broadcast heard in Tokyo J Resumption of the ruptured preliminary negotiations aimed at selling up the conference using as a starling point Heel demands that Russia attend the fullscale talks as a neutral This proposal was turned down flatly by US Envoy Arthur Dean before he broke off the negotiations last month 2 the UN General As sembly consider the problem but CMioii attached a string That Red China and North non UN entitled to send delegates 3 That the forthcoming Big Four conference in Berlin lead to a conference of Five Great Powers to promote the set tlement of pressing international problems The fifth power would be Red China May Overhaul Reserves Ike Abandons Plans for Immediate UMT WASHINGTON Eisenhower Saturday rcciuesfc for universal military training legislation pendinga new study and perhaps drastic overhaul of the nations military reserve system His decision seemed to eliminate the Chance that Con gress would getan administration UMT bill this session last months recom mendation of a presidential commission that the token train ing of 100000 men be started next Jan l or earlier Discloses Stand Eisenhower disclosed his stand in a letter to Arthur S Flemming Palmer 4th in GOP to Run for Governor Move Begins to Select Elthon DES M01NES Ernest Pal mer Jr 39yearold Fort Madison attorney and legislator Saturday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for gover nor Palmers announcement followed Immediately on the heels of an an nouncement by State Senator Stan Icy Hart of Keokuk that he had decided not to enter the guberna torial race Palmer is the fourth to formal ly enter the GOP contest for gov ernor There still has been no announce ment from Atty Gen Leo Iloegh of Chariton who has said he is seriously considering numerous re quests that he also run for gov ernor A four or five way race holds the possibilty that the final deci sion might have to be made by the Republican state convention In his formal announcement however Palmer said f believe I have an excellent chance of succeeding in the pri mary despite the fact there will probably be at least three other candidates in the field Meantime there were reports lome Iowa Republicans are at work on a plan to make Lt Gov Leo Elthon the GOP nominee if the choice is left to the state con vention Palmer a native of Evanston HI has been a member of the Iowa House since 1949 of representatives Philadelphia Cops Always Get Dog PHILADELPHIA The Phila delphia harbor police may not al ways get their man but they like to boast they always get their dog Their perfect record was at stake Friday in an hourlong chase through the icy waters of the Del aware River It all started when a little brown dog decided to go for a swim The harbor police thought the pup needed rescuing Fido had dif ferent ideas A crowd of 200 watched the dra mostly pur suit of the bewildered dog by the flagship of the harbor patrol Fi nally a task force put out in a row boat and rescued the dog Fidb and the police settled their dif ferences over a plate of niiik Mail Order House Selling CHICAGO WJ Vant to buy a pig by mail oh credit A Chicago mail order house will ship you oneor any number you want Spiegel announced pigs for sale b its ncw spring and summer catalogue Adolph Buechlcr offi cial in charge of the pig project said this is first time pigs have been offered for sale by mail and on credit They arc de livered to the buyer by express director of the Office of Defense Mobilization ODM He said he agreed in general with recom mendations made by Flemming and by a special ODM committee calling for postponement of UMT pending possible reorganization of the reserves The ODM report was based on a Defense Department estimate previously unannounced that the armed forces will need an average of three million men in uniform from now through 10GO About 3300000 now arc in the military establishment Under this estimate selective service needs could be filled while enough young men would be left to start a token UMT But the ODM report held that another emergency of the scope of Korea would upset the calculation hence no training program should now be launched that might interfere with the draft Not Adequate Flemming said We do not now have reserve forces adequately or ganized and trained to meet the needs of a national emergency He suggested a realignment of reservists into two broad groups as follows 1 An immediately callable re scrve of welltrained men who could be mustered into service directly by the armed forces upon authorization by the President or Congress 2 A selectively callable re serve whose members would be subject to call or deferment indi vidually on the basis of occupation special skills age marital and parental status equity and other factors The recommended service system make these decl sions ODM committee that the selective The broadcast billed as a state mcnt on issues by Chou did no touch on North Koreas denial few hours earlier of an official US announcement that it is negotia ing informally to reopen the stalle preliminary talks Much of Chous long statemen repeated blasts that the Unite States had wrecked the explana program and was to blam KICKED OUT OF VA F MerK left and Charles E Somervilie 21 Both paraplegics sit in a drug store in Memphis iTenn ponderingwhere to go next after they vere wheeled out Veterans Hospital because they were AWOL from a VA hospital m Cleveland The pair said the treatment receivedin Cleveland Commission Reportedly to Recommend Lower Tariffs WASHINGTON Discnhowers commission studying oreign trade policy was reported Saturday nearing completion of a epprt expected to call for US ariff cuts that would throw 100000 Americans out of work Informed sources said a major ty of the 17member commission las decided thatnew reductions n this nations trade barriers are iccessary to overcome the 00000 annual deficit piled up by riendly nations trading with the UnitedStates The commission headed by Clar nce B Randallof Chicago sched uled meetings for Saturday and vcr the weekend to whip its rec ommendations into final form They will be sent to Mr Eisen hower and Congress later thi month The commission was cre ated to conduct an overall study of US trade and t tariff policies A majority of the commission was said to feel that if tariffs were lowered the increased flow of foreign goods into this country would result in temporary unem ployment of about 100000 US workers But most of the members believe itwas reported that the United States would benefit in the long run because a boost in the earning power of foreign nations would eventually open up new mar kets for American goods abroad Korean girl Criesbut fiatsoffThetears tivnto hiS smallpox inoculations militarized zone Korean youngsters m a muddy village south of the de fer the breakoff in the prcliminar talks Chou declared We deem that what is called fo today is not definitely to terminal the explanations and release th POWs but to convene speedily th political peace conference on Kore and seek a settlement of the quo ion of the disposition of th POWs Chou contended that the Com munist Command is entitled to 8 days more of explanations to wo war prisoners home because Re persuasion teams talked with th U N Warning SEOUL WGen Maxwell D Tayfor 8th Army commander said Saturday that if the Com munists attempt to halt the re lease of antiRed war prisoners Jan 23 it would most likely start the Korean War over again The Reds have not threatened force but Taylor warned in a press conference the 8th Army will be alerted for any contin gency He said troops are fully prepared for orderly or emer gency situations that may arise from the release of 22500 anti Red North Korean and Chinese POWs in compounds in the neu tral lone near Pantnunjom antiCommunist captives only i days of the expired 90day period And he insisted that nonrepatri ated prisoners cannot be release at midnight Jan demandec by the UN insteac must be held until a peace con ference decides their fate Thc North Korean broadcast de nied a Washington announcemen that the United States was nego tiating through intermediaries 1 resume the preliminarytalks a Panmunjom The denial of a U S Stat Department announcement cam amid these other developments o the Korean scene 1 South Koreas foreign ministe rebuffed a blunt UN Comman warning and refused to retrac threats this government might us armed force against Indian troop guarding antiCommunist prisoner in neutral zone compounds 2 Four proCornmuhist South Ko prisoners who refuse to re urn home turned themselves over o Indian guards and asked to be sent to Communist Poland or Czechoslovakia The Neutral Na ions Repatriation Commission 01 which Poland and Czechoslovakia are members will act on the re quest Assurance on Atlantic Pact PARIS United State and Great Britain have agreed to five France formal declarations hat they will not consider the North Atlantic treaty ended after ts minimum 20 years duration in ormed sources revealed Saturday The AngloAmerican decision i aimed at helping to make the Eur opean Defense Community treaty more appetizing to the French Na ional Assembly when a final vote s taken The Western decision will not be made public until the deputies hold their final debate after the four xiwer Berlin conference with the Russians starting Jan 25 But the Americans and British already lave communicated the assurance o French officials s The French have long com ilained of the seeming disparity be ween the duration of the EDC reaty and that of the NATO pact The European army nations would 3C linked to each other for at least 50 years according to the treaty erms The NATO pact calls for inly a minimum of 20 years About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and cold with diminishing winds Sat urday night and Sunday owa Generally fairSunday Sunday generally fair and cold GlobeGazette weather data up to am Saturday Maximum 40 Minimum 3 At 8 am 3 AP Wircnhoto SHES HIS President Harry S Truman plants a fatherly kiss firmly on the cheek of daughter Margaret shortly after he arrived in New York for a tele vision appearance More Than Hydrogen7 See Cheap HBomb in Approaching Tests WASHINGTON Atomic Energy Commissions forthcoming weapons tests in the Pacific are expected to include detonation of cheap new Hbombs with more than hydrogen in them it was learned Saturday The United Press also has been tplrfthat one phase of the testjseries will be actual delivery of a com batHbomb by a 1 Jvw A M u 1 T O u specially equipped B36 New Experiments The new experiments th AEC said will include weapon ests of all categories That mean both Abombs and Hbombs Th ests will be held at the Eniweto Droving ground now enlarged t nclude neighboring Bikini atoll but the AEC did not say when It is understood however tha he B36 delivery test will take place in May probably following other hapters of the operation President Eisenhower disclosec 3ec 8 that the United States has hydrogen weapons in the ranges Jet Designs BURLINGTON Vr immigration officials said Saturday a Yugoslavian engineer with a suitcase full of jet air craft designs apparently wanted to deliver them to the US Air Force when he sneaked into the country illegally The engineer Dusan Premovic 33 was held in jail while offi cials checked his story He said his jet plans would revo lutionize plane construction techniques millions of tons of TNT equiva ent and Defense Secretary Charles E Wilson has spoken o ar series of bombs containing certainly more than hydrogen Thenewingredient is believed in pme quarters to be lithium the ightest of metals which can be made to release nuclear violence nder the influence of atomichy rogen heat Some of this springs est devices may be hydrogenlith um bombs Plentiful in Nature Former AFC Chairman Gordon 3ean said in his recently published ook Report On the Atom that bombs can bemade of materi Is that are plentiful in nature ind Defense Department sources aye said Hbombs are becoming heaper Lithium country as enormous reserves of s extremely cheap compared to lost atomic materials The AEC said men and materials or the new tests will start moving o the Pacific this month It called he operation a further phase of continuing series of weapons ests this country has been stag ng since the war On The Swamp Fort Dodge 10372 Mohawks 9 Wartburg to Lutheran Brotherhood Session 3 NATO Races Ahead With Jet Fields PARIS Reliable informants raid Saturday that NATO within light of its goal of 160 jet airfields will concentrate this year on laying i communications network to link he bases and a web of pipelines to supply them fuel The sources said the December ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization voted approximately 224 million dollars or its 1954 infrastructure program the building of permanent instal ations needed to support NATO armed forces The bulk of the sum yillbe used for the communica tions and fuel supply systenrs The airfields are almost all com pleted and 120 are in operation The United States will chip in about 38 per cent of the total amount spent on NATO installa ions according to a US Defense iepartment report to Congress last May Shooting Case May Collapse Eludes Officers in Hotel Room FROM THE WIRE SERVICES DETROIT The case against four men charged with the shotgun attempt on the life of CIO Presi dent Walter P Reuther was broken wide open Saturday by the escape of the states key witness from a policeguarded hotel room Prosecutor Gerald K OBrien re luctantly identified him as Don Ritchie a 33 year old French Canadian OBrien said he was the missing key witness in the case Ritchie escaped from his police bodyguards Friday while they thought he was taking a shower Responsibility OBrien commenting on a report that Ritchie was the witness told newsmen Thats the witness Its up to you if you want to publish the dont want to be responsi ble for putting a bullet through that imans head The identification of the witness came Jess than 15 hours after Rit chie eluded a three man police guard at a downtown Detroit hotel and fled into hiding in nearby Canada With him OBrien said went the case against four men impli cated in the 1948 assassination at tempt on Reuther Saw Shooting He said Ritchie saw the shoot ing arid was one of three assigned to the he didnt fife the shotgun that maimed the iiery labor leaders right arm and near ly felled him Ritchie was the subjectof ah in ternational search by Detroit ana1 Canadian authorities He was recently by Detroit authorities while a prison er in the Essex County Jail in Vindsor Ont Warrant Issued It was mainly on the witnesss tatement OBrien said that a warrant was issued earlier this week charging four men with As sault to murder and conspiracy to assault with intent to murder Reu ther on April 20 1948 The prose cutor said he had corroborating evidence but none from the shoot ing scene Two of the four named are in jail one is under 525000 bond and the fourth is sought The warrant also lists four unidentified John Does Without the missing witness OBrien doubted he could convict any of the four named Shakes Guards Police Commissioner Donald S Leonard said the witness shook his dowi Details of the building program have not yet been pub or 1954 lished RKO Fined for Russell Showing HOLLYWOOD fine as been slapped on RKO studio y the movie code administrator orexhibiting and advertising Jane lusseLTs latest picture French the Production Code seal of approval The movie has been banned by ic Catholic Churchs Legion of De ency and by the St Louis Cath lic archdiocese It was given its remiere in St Louis last month Production Code Administrator oscph Brccn termed the film offensive because of indecent ex osure during a dance number y Miss Russell She agreed with ic criticism and refused to go to t Louis for the premiere two policemenguards at a town Detroit hotel around am Friday SAME DATE1W37 MEANS DEATH IN FIST 21 ROVES He left the water running in a shower and presumably slipped out through a reception room into which both his living and bedroom opened His guards were in the liv ing room OBrien said the witness had come from Canada voluntarily New Years Eve and had been shifted from hotel to hotel since as a safety measure The mans attorney called the prosecutor at pm to report the witness had fled to Canada OBrien asked Ontario police to begin a search for him The lawyer informed the prose cutor that the witness promised to contact him Saturday Reasonable A witness is what he still is it he returns in a reasonable lime OBrien said I could of course bring a warrant against him on his own confession of participation OBrien said the witness contact ed him through an intermediary weeks ago and voluntarily told his story The prosecutor said he did not know what motivated the con fession but said he had heard one of the bunch broke his jaw a short time before He also pointed out that rewards total Clarence Jacobs 48yearold Canadian exconvict was named bythe witness as the manwho fired the shotgun through awindow of Reuthers kitchen OBrien said Jacobs was one of those named in the warrant and is fighting extra dition from nearby Windsor Out The OBrien told mm that he Jacobs and Peter 51 were picked for Out jobby Santo Perrpne 56 yearold unionbusting ;