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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1955, Mason City, Iowa lows Doily Newspaper Edited A MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TM I Ml W ALL NOITH I 0 W A M S NIIONIOIS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Fntt Md Uiltwt IM1I MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 21 IKS Red China to Permit Kin to Visit PWs I May Be Big Step to Freedom GlobeGazette photo by Gibbi SMALL Lee is only 4 but he took on the job of shoveling snow Friday morning for his grandmother Mrs Douglas Kunzman 121 4th S W Spunky couldnt help much but he keeps Ricky company Mrs Kunzman was busy tending Rickys little sister while their mother is in the hospital If Ike Requests It Congress to OK Any Chiang Aid WASHINGTON H Alexander Smith RNJ predicted Fri day Congress would approve any request by President Eisenhower for authority to use air and sea power to assist in the possible evacuation of some Chinese Nationalist islands Eisenhower was reported Thursday night to be considering a re quest for such authority in the event Red Chinese pressure should UNITED NATIONS N Y Red China announced Friday that the relatives of 17 Americans held in Chinese jails are welcome to visit the prisoners The United States however does not extend diplomatic recognition to Red China and there was no indi cation the State Department would provide passports good for travel Fischers Ready to Take Off SWEA CITY Either Mr o Mrs Harold Fischer parents o double jet ace Captain Harol Fischer will go to China t visit their imprisoned son if he i held for any length of time Friday the Fischers learned tha Premier Chou Enlai has agreed t allow relatives to visit 17 Ameri cans held in Chinese jails Mrs Fischer said her husbani would probably go as he plans b take along two prize purebred Hampshires from the farm here of 200 hogs The trip she added hinges on the release date for th captain The trip wont be made i they find their son will be freed in the near future At her farm home two milei southeast of here Mrs Fischer dis closed she had written twice di rect to the Chinese premier seek ing permission to see the captain She had received no answer Cement Relations Fischer told the GlobeGazette he wrote for permission to visi Red China again eight days ago They said their son had written them one of his guards an inter in the event any of the relatives should desire to go About three hours after the an nouncement by Peiping the State Department issued a statement which did not make clear whether it will permit such visits But it said it cannot encourage the trips explaining Red China is an area where the protection of an Ameri can passport cannot be offered Presumably the depart men would have to waive prohibition against American travel to Com munist China American passports when issued specifically ban an travel to Communist countries However this ban frequently i lifted when the traveler can sho1 good cause which will not adversi force evacuation of troops the offshore islands The Reds this week captured th Island of Yikiangshan which hai been held by a small garrison am they have stepped up attacks on the Tachen group on which Chian Kaisheks Nationalists have som men One factor in administration thinking was said to be a belie by some American military men that if Nationalist forces were with drawn from some of the scattered outposts they might prof itably be deployed elsewhere fo the defense of Formosa It is believed that at leasttwo Communist submarines may be op crating in the Formosa Straits Sea Air Power Secretary of State Dulles and Adm Arthur W Radford chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff re portedly sounded out congression al leaders at a State Department briefing Thursday on the possibility of a congressional resolution to give the President advance ap proval to use sea and air power should that be necessary in any evacuation attempt Smith a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee dis claimed knowledge that any such request might be forthcoming but he said he thinks the President would get any authority he wants bearing on the Formosa situation Sen Mansfield also a member of the Foreign Relations Committee similarly disclaimed knowledge of any such request but he said it would get serious con sideration if made President Eisenhower has ex ercised a pretty patient attitude up to now and has always taken the position that there is no alterna tive to Mansfield said Fully A I assume he would be fully aware of the implications in any such This was a reference to the ob vious possibility that any evacua tion operation of islands close to the Red Tachens for bring vessels of the U S 7th Fleet within range of Communist artillery batteries This risk was said to be back of United Wants Restudy of Route Change Air Lines Fri day announced it will ask the Civil Aeronautics Board to reconsider its authorization of United to provide temporary service at Rockford Dubuque and Fort Dpdge The company said it is asking the Board either to authorize service to Sioux City Mason City and Waterloo as well as Rockford Du buque and Fort Dodge as origin ally applied for by United or to rescind the decision which added only the last three cities to Uniteds coasttocoast route Uniteds proposal was submitted as a whole and not on any basis such as has been selected by the the company states United requests that the Board reconsider and either grant Uniteds application in its entirety or deny it in its In its petition for reconsideration to be filed this weekend United points out that only by integrating all six cities as part of the com panys present route would the service be economically and oper ationally sound Also only through such a move would it be possible o provide the maximum amount of service to the six says the petition In its decision of Dec 23 the AB authorized United to serve ort Dodge Dubuque and Rock ord Braniff to serve Sioux City Mason City and Waterloo and Ozark to serve Clinton and Rock ord United declares that the addi ion of only Fort Dodge Dubuque nd Rockfdrd does not allow for he necessary flexibility in sched uling nor does it produce anything pproaching the degree of integra tion that would result from the ad dition of all six of the proposed cities to Uniteds When integration of all the cities with Uniteds route is considered the petition points out the result Eisenhowers reported desire tojis an economically and operation have Congress give its consent injally sound proposal when limited advance Two congressional lead said the request if forthcom ing may be made Monday to just Fort Dodge Dubuque and Rockford the opposite result is preter who reads letters aloud a mail call suggested it would be a good idea for them to go to China and bring along the hogs to ce ment At midmorning the Fischers re ceived word from the Air Force in Washington in a telegram signec by Brig Gen R J Reeves of the casualty branch saying they could go to China to visit their son if they wished It stated that the trip would be at the Fischers own risk Meanwhile the North lowans are eagerly awaiting an impending visit by Squadron Leader Andrew MacKenzie Canadian flyer who ar rived in the United States by plane Friday morning MacKenzie who was imprisoned with their son and released several months ago telegraphed Friday he was leaving Montreal with his wife The Fischers dont know if the Canadian will come here or fly to Dmaha first Parents of two other imprisoned flyers live in the Omaha vicinity Hoegh to Visit Mrs Fischer also disclosed Gov vernor Leo Hoegh wants to be here when the jet ace is freed And the governor has also invited the three Fishchers to pay him a visit in the state house at Des Moines Should Fischer fly to Red China with his prize hogs the porkers will be no strangers to the captain When he was in high school slopping hogs was bis particular chore He had to take care of the Hampshires before bis model plane building each night after school Capt Fischer a 4H club mem ber for several years once had as tus club project a gilt and boar from the family herd In the late 1940s he showed both the grand champion boar and gilt at the Kos suth County Fair one year The flier also took several blue ribbons at the Clay County Fair at Spencer The Fischers have long been famous for their top Hampshires They have been shown regularly at the Kossuth County and Iowa State fairs taking a good share of honors THE 17 POWs Tht airmen under sentences art Col John Arnold of Silvtr Spring commander of a BW shot down in tha Koraan War Jan 12 yaari Maj William H Baumtr of Lewisburg sacond in command of tha I yaari Capt Eugene Vaadi of Clayton N yaari Capt Elmer Llawallyn of Missoula years Lt Wallaca L Brown of Banks years Lt John Buck of Armathwaita 4 yaars Sgt Howard Brown of St Paul yaars Air Kiba of Akron yaars Airman Harry Benjamin of Worthington yaars Airman John Thompson of Oranga yaars and Airman Danial C Schmidt of Portland yaars MACKENZIE two civilians John FISCHER Downey of a 24yeareld cousin of tingar Morton Downey who was condemned to life imprisonment and Richard Fee tea o 27 of Lynn who got 20 yaars latest word on tha other four camo from Canadian Squadron Loader Andy Mackenzie who was released at Hong Kong Dec 5 after two yaars as prisoner in China Mackenzie said ha had talked with three of them and corresponded with fourth They are Lt Lyle Cameron of Lincoln Lt Roland Parks of Omaha Col Edwin Heller of Philadelphia and Fischer Guatemala Rounds Up Guzman Backers GUATEMALA government pushed a roundup of Commu msts and supporters of exPresident Jacobo Arbenz Guzman Friday after beating down an uprising aimed at unseating antiRed President Carlos Castillo Armas At least 100 persons already were under arrest Government troops held Guatemala City and other strategic cen ers in an armed grip Castillo Armas announced that 10 persons were Skilled and an undetermined num ber wounded in a brief clash Thurs All About mf W The Weather Mason City Fair colder Iowa Snow flurries Fiveday Iowa For the period riday night through Wednesday emperatures will average from ear to 3 degrees above normal ormal high 26 north to 35 south formal low 6 north to 14 south ittle temperature change except omewhat colder about Tuesday Minnesota Snow flurries SNOW Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 26 Minimum 24 At 8 26 Snow inch YEAR AGO Maximum 6 Minimum day between loyal forces and Reb els seeking to capture Aurora Air Force Base outside thecapital He blamed the Communists and Arbenz supporters for the revolt The antiRed of fice less than seven promptly declared a state of seige a kind of modified martial law But authorities announced they were in control of the situation throughout the country Machinegun carrying soldiers mounted tight guard on military posts and strategic points A cur few went into effect in the capital with no unauthorized person al lowed on the streets after 10 A presidential decree said the state of siege was necessary to snuff out the subversive groups which in connection with Commu nist elements disturbed public tran quility and by an armed action tried to overthrow the legally con stituted ly affect the national interest This could be done in the case of visits to Americans imprisoned by Pei ping Mrs Edwin Heller wife of a lieutenant colonel held in China said at Philadelphia she had been advised the United States could ex lend her no protection She added she did not believe her husband would want her to go anyway The Red Chinese bid for rela tives visits was announced simul taneously in Peiping and at the United Nations The United Nations issued the following note disclosing this ac tion As is being announced Friday morning from Peiping Premier Chou EnLai during his talks with Secretary General Dag Hammar skjold indicated that the govern ment of the Peoples Republic of China would provide facilities for relatives to visit those United States personnel who had been con victed aijd those whose cases were under investigation if they should wish so and that the Red Cross Society of China would make all the arrangements 11 Aviators The personnel referred to in the announcement means the 11 aviators who were convicted on spy charges Two civilians who were seized as spies but who were not under Army control and four jet pilots whose cases are being investigated by the Chinese It was said the question of giving visas to the relatives to visit the personnel would be up to the overament Hammarskjold also told Secre ary of State Dulles when he con errcd with him in Washington this week that he had received assur ances of the wellbeing of the pris oners There was no indication here as to what assurances Hammar skjold received but it wrfs known hat these assurances were made in more than verbal ways No member of Hammarskjolds party however went to see the jrisoners personally The U N is leaving it up to the United States to inform the fami ies of the men of these assur ances It was believed here that if any of the relatives desired to see he prisoners they would have to ct first to get visas and then they might work through the U N to arrangements for a trip No Indication The secretary general from the icginning of his mission has had ippermost in his mind the anxiety f the families about the health AP Wlrephote CAPTIVE NO MORE A bull that found an unknown cistern and fell in on a Coralvflle Iowa farm was freed Thursday but it took a truck with winch to do it Fred Cochran right and hia son Charles watch as the nearly starved animal is pulled out nd the condition of the Ameri ans and it is believed he made a pecial effort to inquire on that Mint and then he received the as urances of their wellbeing Mrs Henry Stiter mother of Capt Elmer Lewellyn Missoula ifont expressed a typical reac ion of most of the relatives of the mprisoned men Oh if I only had ic money I certainly would make ic trip as soon as Legislature Adjourns Asks Change in Road Fund Cut DES MOINES Iowa Legislature Friday adjourned for the weekend after the traditional northsouth fight on farmtomarket road funds was injected into the session by a southern Iowa legislator Rep Frank Thompson RGuthrie Center introduced a bill to reverse the present formula for distributing the funds to counties The Snow and Ice Covers Most State Roads DES MOINES W Highways formula 60 per cent on the basis of area and 40 per cent on the basis of need is one drafted and supported by northern Iowa lawmakers The subject has caused heated debates in past sessions The Senate received a bill which in effect would repeal a law re quiring employers to give their workers two hours off with pay to vote in elections The bill by Sen STROY QUITS OSCEOLA Herbert E troy resigned Thursday as presi ent and member of the Iowa oard of Health Three Aboard Missing AirSea Crash Boat YOKOHAMA Japan airsea crash boat was missing in Tokyo Bay Friday with three aboard and Japans Maritime Safe ty Board said it feared the craft was swamped by 20foot waves and Japanese boats and two planes were searching the bay HEADS VETS DES MOINES Iowa Vet erinary Medical Assn has named Dr Herbert Smith of Sioux City as president and Dr Clifford Nelson jof Jewell as presidentelect throughout most of Iowa were re ported covered with snow or ice Friday and driving conditions were hazardous A freezing drizzle put an icy glaze on streets and roads in the southwest section Thursday night The precipitation later changed to snow which spread over most of the state as the storm moved eastward The fall measured two to three inches in some sections The Weather Bureau reported more freezing drizzle likely to de velop in the eastern part of the stale during the day Quite Mild Temperatures during the last 24 hours were comparatively mild with lows from 14 at Spencer to 28 at Burlington early Friday and highs from 24 at Mason City to 33 at Burlington Thursday afternoon The State Highway Patrol in its 8 report on road condi tions said that highways in vir tually the entire western half of Iowa were 100 per cent covered with snow or ice or both Sanders were out in the Des MoincsChar itonOsceola areas Some blowing and drifting of snow was re ported in the Carroll area Two inches of new snow fell in at stateowned liquor stores central Iowa Thursday night and from two to three inches in the Cedar Rapids and Dubuque areas Road Conditions Conditions as listed in other sec lions by the Highway Patrol Mason to moderate snow roads 50 to 100 per cent snow covered ice andsnow covered east and north packed in protected areas Davenport Highways 90100 per cent snow covered Burlington Ottumwa High ways in east central part of area snow packed slush covered west Carl T Anderson would provide employers must give their workers two hours off with pay to vote if they do not have two consecutive hours off during voting hours Legal The Iowa Supreme Court recent ly upheld the present law despite the contention of management that most workers have at least two hours off on their normal sched ules Rep Henry Stevens RJeffer son introduced a bill in the House to amend the Constitution so the Legislature could set the terms of members of the Legislature and top state elective officials The Iowa Constitution now sets the terms at two years except for senators who serve fouryear terms Liquor Price Boost One of three separate bills to raise 17 million dollars annually through increased taxes on liquor gasoline and trucks was outlined Before the revenuehungry Legis ature by W H Tate Mason City Republican He called for a 10 per cent across the board increase on the retail price of whisky and wine TWO DIE IN elderly patient and a nun died as a result of smoke inhalation after fire broke out in the chapel at Huber Memorial Home in Rock Island Thursday night Fire Chief Charles Wahlheim left and Mayor Carl Bauer examine the charred interior BULLETIN BOSTON f A committee which htd been negotiating with four rebel convicts Massachu setts State Prison told newsmen Friday rebellion is He said such an increase would raise 3Vi million dollars annually for the state general fund Tale introduced a similar meas ure in the last session of the Legis lature with a record 84 sponsors Although the resolution snowballed through the House it was killed by a Senate committee The current measure has about 25 sponsors SAME Bliek raffia hi M kemii ;