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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for HM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL n The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors i Frew United Prew FuU Wlrta MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27 Copy Paper el fwo He tt Truce line a real no mans land m Not a gunshot heard along 38th parallel By WARREN ROGERS JR New York Herald Tribune News WASHINGTON A jeepload of trained marksmen bounced along an indifferent road near the 38th parallel of Korea and pheasants as fat as Thanksgiv ing turkeys came out to gawk in perfect security For this was the demilitarized zone created by the Korean Truce of July 27 not a shot could be fired in it The mouths of the marksmen all American soldiers watered at sight of such game But there was nothing they could do about it They were unarmed in the first place in compliance with the truce provisions and in the second place any shot they might fire here would reverber ate in the press of the world highly magified by the propa g a n d a mechanisms of Com munist China and the Soviet Union THUS THE DMZ stretched across the Korean peninsula for 2000 meters about a mile and a quarter on each side of the 38th Parallel has become a game preserve The United Nations forces in the South and the North Korean forces in the North provide simi lar patrols whick scour the DMZ to make sure nobody cheats on the noguns agreement The DMZ police as they are called go unarmed on regular check ups Occasionally as that jeep load of DMZ Police did the American soldiers who comprise the United Nations unit will meet their Communist counter parts What happens then Oh we talk about the weather said William Faton a private first class in the DMZ police company from Hillside N A DMZ POLICE office anpther example of what Ameri cans and Communist North Koreans talk about when they eome in contact in this strange no mans land Once we discussed the cur rent exchange of visits among the Soviet Union the United States Britain 2nd France he said Both sides agreed it was a good thing promoting peace and friendship in the world Sometimes the officer said they compare notes on missile shots For example they agreed Russias moon rockets were a noteworthy a c h i e v ement Sometimes he said all they do is exchange smiles and cigar ettes Did they ever get into argu ments Well we present our views the officer said But we never argue THE COMMISSAR system seems to prevail on the Com munist side The American of ficer said the patrol he was leading once stumbled into a Communist unit composed of twa lieutenants a sergeant and seven the sergeant giving all the orders Barbed wire stakes out the DMJt and on the United Na tions side there are 1292 signs spotted across Korea announc ing that no guns are permitted within the zone Every now and then an in filtrator will be disco vered heading south across the DMZ The record for calendar 1959 according to one top officer in the area was 10 enemy agents captured nine killed four de serters from the North Korean armed forces and four North Korean civilians fleeing Com munism apprehended While guns bristle on both sides of the DMZ truce negoti ators regularly go through the outline of formally talking things over at Panmunjom which straddles the truce line The current senior United Na tions truce negotiator is Ameri can Air Force Maj Gen Sam Maddux Jr SOLDIERS DROWN EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla ffi Heavy surf and a broken cable dumped 30 Army soldiert into the Gulf of Mex ico Tuesday Two officers drowned and third is missing No politics in charge Missile data Symington WASHINGTON Stuart Symington DMo charged Wednesday that the administration has juggled its intelligence books in down grading Soviet missile strength so the budget books may be balanced Symington a frequent critic of administration defense pol icies made the statement in a speech delivered in the Sen ate The Senator was Force secretary under Presi dent Truman An unavowed candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Symington said he understood h i s accusation would be regarded as politi cally motivated But he said he preferred that risk to the one involved in what ho called an administrations policy of misinformation I charge this administra tion with using intelligence in formation in such a manner that the American people have been given an inaccurate pic ture of svhal is necessary for our national defense Sym ington said Symington referred to the optimistic picture of Ameri cas defensepotential given to congressional committees re cently by Defense Secretary Thomas S Gates Jr Gates based his appraisal in part on new intelligence estimates of Russian strength Symington said that the ad ministration has proceeded to change the ground rules for evaluating the facts Central Intelligence Director Allen W Dulles told i New York audience Tuesday that there is nothing new in the methodbeing used to prepare estimates of Soviet missile strength Dulles said new in formation it possible to make more accurate predic tions of what Russia probably is doing in the missile field Dulles maintained the Rus sians were trying to make the unsophisticated believe that they have overall military superiority He denied that such superiority exists Insurgents continue to defy De Gaulle lC Bruce Barwise Bovey Minn peers through the window of a survival cap sule before being dropped into Lake Eries icy waters near Buffalo for a AP Pholofax test of endurance The water tight capsule is planned for the B58 Hustler bomber allowing a crewmem ber to eject himself safely from high altitudes North Snow flurries north portion Wednesday night lows 1420 Warmer Thursday highs in the 20s Mostly cloudy through Thursday Few snow flurries north central Wednesday night not so cold northwest locally colder southeast lows 1422 Warmer Thursday highs 2ps north to 30s south Fur ther outlook Considerable cloudiness chance of brief snow flurries little colder Fri day Minnesota Cloudy light snow Warmer Thursday highs 1525 FiveDay I o w Temperatures After 15 years JO fliers found dead FAYETTEVILLE N C Iff The remains of 10 men who died in the crash of a U S B25 aircraft on a high mountain in New Guinea May 22 1944 have been found The Depart this to survivors of one of Hicklin decides to retire WASHINGTON UPI President Eisenhower Wednesday ap proved the retirement of Edwin R Hicklin as federal district court judge for Southern Iowa effective immediately Hicklin had advised the Presi dent he was physically unable to perform his duties and asked to be relieved as soon as possible He has served since 1957 The President in a letter ex pressed his appreciation for the judges services HICKLIN 64 has been in il health since 1958 and had been until Monday slightly above warming over will average normal with the weekend Average highs in upper 20s north lower 30s south Aver age lows from 5 to 10 north e a s t to 15 to 20 southeast tims The B25 carrying crew of three and seven passengers disappeared while on a mission out of saidor New Guinea Gen R V Lee adjutant general of the Army wrote sur vivors that in May 1959 information was received that the Lu theran mission at Lae New Guinea had been given certain U S Army publications which had been recovered from the wreckage of the plane found by natives at the headwaters of the Corop and Erap Rivers in New Guinea A search team found human remains an identification tag engraved Randall M Dorton Jr and a leather breastplate from e flight jacket stamped R J Arndt The Army said the passenger list included a Lt Robert J Arndt Jr and a Capt Randall M Dorton Individual identification of the re mains was not possible Scattered probably light about snows most Friday and Sunday will yield generally less than a tenth of one inch precipitation Auto train collide businessman killed UPI John P Jacobson 58 Marshall town was fatally injured late Tuesday when his iceglazed pickup truck was struck by a Chicago North Western freight train at a crossing here Jacob son coowner with his brother Leo of the Jacobson Glass Co and the Jacobson Construction Co died about an hour after the crash The windows of Jacob sons truck were glazed over with ice from freezing drizzle and Jacobson apparently failed GlobeGazette weather data to see or hear the train up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 8 Minimum 14 Precipitation vr of snow PAYROLL CUT WASHINGTON B Sen Harry F Byrd DVa said Wednesday civilian employes ofj the federal government totaled 2364253 in December a drop of 7994 from November SAME Four new Atlas bases planned WASHINGTON W The Air Force announced Tuesday the selection of locations for four additional intercontinental bal istic missile bases This com pletes the list of launching sites or the 13 Atlas squadrons in the current program The four new launching loca tions each of which will have nine firing positions are Altus Air Force Base Okla Dyess Air Force Base Abilene Tex Walker Air Force Base Ros well NM and Plattsburg Air Force Base NY On the inside Editorials Page 4 North towa News 6 Society News 89 Sports News 1516 Latest Markets 18 Mason City News1819 then Federal Robert Van Pelt Lincoln has been sitting in for him in the southern district Only recently Hicklin said he expected to return to active court work He suffered a stroke in 1958 and had a second one last November He said it affected his right side considerably and it is a struggle even to try to write HICKLIN SAID HE is retir ing voluntarily because he would be 65 on March 1 His re tirement pay will be onehalf of his present salary of a year The appointment of Hieklin raised some comment two years ago because of his poor health record However he had served n the bench steadily except for ic two periods after he suf ered the strokes There was no indication con erning an appointment to fill le vacant seat Hicklin was one f two federal district judges in owa The other is filled by Hen y N Graven Greene who is tie northern district judge Hicklin served two sessions in he Iowa Senate 193135 and was Louisa County attorney rom 1922 to 1926 The judge ormerly was a member of the Republican State Central Com mittee Clear Lake News Comics 24 25 Cosmetic firms challenge cancer attacks on lipstick WASHINGTON UPI The Cosmetics industry claimed Wednesday that a person would have to swallow 100 lip sticks a day before suffering the same Cancerous effects found in laboratory rats which were fed the stuff in govern ment tests Paul G Lauffer represent ing the Toilet Goods Assn told the House Commerce committee that in actuality theaverage woman uses only one Dipstick every three to six months and swallows only a tiny part what she dabs on her lips He said efforts of the Food and Drug Administration FDA to ban 17 lipstick col ors which have been found to be injurious when fed to rats would deprive women of lip sticks that have been used for 20 years with no report of harm to the users But Rep Leonor K Sullivan speaking her piece in what she called the lipstick crisis championed the cause of the FDA and its right to ban the 17 shades Mrs Sullivan testified that while a w o m a n naturally wants a lipstick best match ing her complexion and outfit shell do without her favorite shade if need be to be com pletely assured her lipstick is safe She conceded the FDA action may sweep some of our favorite lipstick shades off the market f Ezra Cornell 11 great greatgreat graiidson of the founder of Cornell NY University sits back and ponders his future as a trustee of that institution The university charter says one seat must go for life to a lineal descendent of the founder Ezras father died last November but the boy actually cant takehis seat on the board until hes 21 Murderer of four hunted NORTH BRUNSWICK N J M Police Wednesday found abandoned the rcdandblack taxicab used for flight by the murderer of four bound victims on a doctors country estate The cab was located a few blocks from the Newark city limits The prosecutors office here said they believed the taxi had just been abandoned a short time before Police from nearby Elizabeth reported the taxi was dis covered by officers on routine patrol It had not been there on their last check of the residential neighborhood one hour ear Algeria crisis worsens FROM OUR WIKE SERVICES ALGIERS Confidence rose Wednesday among rebellious French settlers that they were winning their dangerous gam ble against the authority of President Charles De Gaulle nd a holiday air settled over the street barricades of Algiers Adding to their optimism wax he passive attitude of the Trench army toward their re sistance to De Gaulles policy of selfdetermination for the future of Algeria POLICE AND soldiers opened fire on hundreds of Moslems who staged a counterdemon stration at Mostagancm against the settlers According to unof ficial reports six Moslems were injured The shooting at Mastaganeni a trading center of 60000 per sons close by the Mediterranean between Algiers and Oran threw a dramatic new twist into the drama being enacted in Algeria It was the first time the Mos lem population had come into the picture in force And the Mostaganem d e m on s t r ators were shouting for DC Gaulle not against him as have been the French settlers who claim DC Gaulle is selling out France in Algeria Even as De Gaulle met with his cabinet in Paris to decide on how to resolve the gravest crisis to face his regime in cluding possible assumption of dictatorial powers the insur gents added the shout of long live the army to their Youth involved in truck accident then takes own life LOHRVILLE W William Goodwin 19 0 s s e o Minn rucker fatally shot himself lere Wednesday police said after his truck was involved in an accident f Goodwin was driving a load of rozen animal food when his semitrailer truck jackknifed into a snowbank at edge of town Police said Goodwin was not injured but was taken into Light snow to follow coat of ice Freezing rain and drizzte which proved to be as much of a hazard to travel as the heavy snow last week brushed across Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday the officers said Bound and shot fatally through the left temple were the doc tors invalid wife two women servants and the cab driver who had brought the murderer to the estate THE THREE WOMEN were Edith Clarke in her 60s wife of Dr Francis Clarke a maid Cora Thaddies 29 and Dorothy Moore Mrs Clarkes elderly housekeeper and companion Their bodies were found side by side on a narrow bed in Mrs Clarkes room They had The glaze of ice forced tied hand and foot with cancellation of many high school basketball games Tuesday night1 and the closing of many schools Wednesday The ice also was blamed in part at least for the death of three lowans Roads across the entire state were icy but highway crews were salting many of the main town He returned to the truck nighways and lraffic was mov later entered the cab and shot nn the main thoroughfares himself in the chest with a 22 caliber pistol they said 200 RABIES CASES DES MOINES 200 confirmed cases of rabies in anir mals were found in 69 Iowa counties last year a report of the State Health Department shows Of these 101 were found in skunks Next came cattle with 55 cases dogs with IS and cats with 18 ing on the main thoroughfares It was the secondary roads and gravel roadways that were hardest hit Reports of more than 50 schools closing were re ported in southwest Iowa 45 of them in Mills Fremont Mont gomery Page Adams Taylor Ringgold and Decatur counties Iowa weather forecasts call for an end to the freezing driz zle Wednesday But some scat tered light snow will move into the state They were found Harkes daughter belts ties and strips of cloth The cab driver Morris Michael 58 Newark was in another bed room on the second floor his body covered by a sheet by Mrs Cornelia Chapin 26 who had left the home earlier on a shopping trip with her daughter Nancy THE ONLY CLUES were the mysterious passenger in the cab and a handful of 32 caliber shells The motive I wish I knew said Middle sex County Prosecutor Warren T Wilentz Robbery A few closets had been ransacked but nothing of value was missing A sex attack The women had not been sexually molested and showed no signs of struggle cry oE long live French geria THE CRY WENT up from demonstrating crowds in Al giers Oran Constantine Bone and many smaller cities The army was not actively supporting the rebels But it was clear that it would launch an attack on the col ons or settlers Algiers was in the grip of general strike and under a state of siege which banned the gath ering of more than three per sons in the streets Reports also persisted lhat Premier Michel Debre would resign as a result of the crisis in which 26 persons died and about 150 were injured in a bat tle last Sunday pitting French man against Frenchman There was no sign of a solu tion to the situation which posed the gravest threat to De Gaulle since the Algerian uprising of May 1958 doomed the Fourth French Republic and vaulted him to power THE BARRICADED insur that De Gaulles moderate selfdetermination pol icy would lead to eventual inde pendence for that the largely Moslem land remain French From his palace De Gaulle reaffirmed his policy and called on the insurgents to lay down their arms So far they have had little trouble getting supplies through the cordon of paratroopers they have showed BO sign of giv ing in ;