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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANSNEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 11 1953 This Pavev Consists ol Two No 235 At Midnight Saturday Lift Berlin Martial Law BERLIN Maj Gen P T Dibroya announced Saturday that martial law imposed on rebel lious East Berlin June 17 will be lilted at midnight During 25 days of martial law the Russian military commandant in Berlin had confirmed the execu tion of one Berlin worker by his firing squads More than 4000 AP Wlrephoto RESCUED FROM TRAP workers carry a con cretespattered workman from scene of a large office building project in Scarsdale NY after a section of the structure collapsed while concrete was being poured for the roof Three other laborers were killed arid 10 injured Germans have been arrested in the Soviet sector of the city where more than a million persons live Two days ago Gen Dibrova re opened the East Berlin border to normal traffic with Ihe Western sectors after thousands of anli Communist workers had staged defiant slowdown and sitdown strikes in protest against his con tinued iron control The Soviet commandant gave no teason for his order Saturday li said simply His Proclamation The state of siege declared in the Soviet sector of the city ol Berlin on June 17 will be lifted at 2400 hours July 11 Allied officials said the impor tant industrial cities of Magde burg Halle and Erfurt are known to be still under martial law how ever East Berlin still seethed willi discontent Many workers contin ued to be held in overcrowded Soviet and state security police jails awaiting trial and stiff sen tences as rioters But the Russian general who broke the June 17 revolt here with 25000 armored troops apparently was convinced that thousands of East German soldiers could now maintain the Communist grip with out further direct Soviet interven tion Still in Office The discredited government of Red Premier Ottc Grotewohl is still in office in East Berlin heav ily guarded by Communistofficered German troops Despite the cnmitj of 18 million East Germans for their puppet regime no govern ment changes have yet been put into effect by the Russians Allied observers suggested the deadly struggle between Malenkov and Beria in Moscow had tem porarily delayed a sweeping purge of the East German cabinet They forecast this would come soon in view of Berias removal Discontinue Fatherhood as Basis for Draft Deferment WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Saturday ordered the discontinuance effective immedi ately of draft deferments because of fatherhood unless draftees can show extreme hardship and priva tion would result Under an executive order which the WhiteHouse said was designed to correct a serious inequity all registrants now deferred as fathers will continue to be deferred But after Saturday those between and 26 years of age not now so deferred cannot use fatherhood as a basis for attaining exemption excepl in extreme hardship cases Double Deferment Officials said the order was de signed to end the practice of regis trants gelling d o u b I e defer menls by oblaining temporary deferment as students agricultur al workers or workers in critical occupations and meanwhile get ling married and becoming fathers thus gelling a continuing deferment Under this practice the White House said the double deferments have resulted in the calling up for duty of many younger registrants earlier than they normally would have been called in order to fill monthly military quotas Held in Jeopardy Older reservists also have been called up earlier than otherwise would be necessary and in addi tion the multiple deferments were said to have jeopardized many bona fide occupational deferments Local boards described as reluctant to grant occupational de ferments or deferments to permit registrants to attend college or on farms if they believed the registrants might become fa thers during their temporary de ferment period and thus escape service permanently Believe lowan on Crashed B29 Bomber MARENGO Capl Leonard E Fiser member of the crew of a B29 bomber which crashed Satur day in Georgia is the son of Mayor nnd Mrs George Fiser of Ma rcngo The mayor and Mrs Fiser were reported Saturday to be in the vi cinity of SpringifeldMo cnroute home from a visit with their son and his family at Savannah Ga It was not known whether they had yet learned that their son was the plane Ten crewmen aboard were reported killed South Gets Promise of Fast Action in Drought Problem Ranchers Ask Price Support AMARILLO Tex Ml The drought burned Southwest had the promise of President Eisenhower Saturday that the government will not dilly dally while catlle slarve on barren ranges But some ranchers were slill convinced lhat price supports on cattle were the only way the lie induslry in Ihe vasl ranching states of Texas Oklahoma New Mexico Arkansas and Colorado could survive after years of bitter drought Cattlemen and farmers Friday heard thp President pledge the full assets of the federal government would be mobilized to help them Six governors promised small farmers they wouldget the same aid extended cattlemen And we will not dilly dally un til the last cow is starving on the range the President told nearly 3000 cheering men women and children who packed a hot muggy hall to put their desires and needs before the governors Eisenhower flew here from Washington to confer for nearly two hours with Ihe governors of Ihe six status in the drought area on ways to aid the farmers and ranch ers He brought with him Secre tary of Agriculture Ezra Benson and his top assistant Sherman Adams Stevenson Held 20 Minutes by Reds in Berlin BERLIN A Communist East German peoples army sol dier held a tommygun on Adlai E Stevenson in East Berlin Saturday and said in English You move and I shoot Stevenson held still For 20 min utes Red police and soldiers de tained the defeated Democratic LT S Presidential candidate and his party of seven persons who had set out to tour the Soviet sector of Berlin Before letting them go the po lice seized all the piclures Ihe group had taken of Stevenson clamboring around the ruins of the bunker on Wilhelmstrasse where Hitler is believed to have commit ted suicide Then Stevenson completed his Lour of East Berlin without fur ther incident rAll About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy with occasional thundershowcrs Sat urday afternoon night and again Sunday afternoon High Sunday 8G90 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday afternoon Local thun der showers extreme northwest Loca thundershowcrs half of slate Saturday night and east Sunday High Sunday 8590 Minnesota Sunday partly cloudy and a litlle cooler Scattered showers southeast Sunday morn ing High Sunday 7884 north 8490 south GlobeGazelle wealher dala up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 83 53 72 Wlrephnlo DROUGHT STRANDS boats once floated at anchor on Lake Hefner one of Oklahoma Citys two water storage reservoirs Now they arc high and dry amid the weeds as the prolonged drought dried up the lake Water is being rationed in Okla homa City as new wells are being dug Korea Won Over fo Truce Claim Offer Food to Germany To Let Bids on Sewer at Lake Project Will Cost The Clear Lake pani tary sewer to include the entire shoreline of the lake with a new sewage treatment plant to ac commodate the new area as well as to replace the present Clear Lake plant will be up for letting again Tuesday afternoon Bids submitted a year ago totaled nearly but at that time only approximately was available from a stale appropriation and the amount which could be raised by a maxi mum bond issueonthe district An additional aildlmenl for the work was included in the appropriation bill for the State Conservation Commission passec by the last Legislature That allot ment has been approved by the Legislative Interim Committee so that the letting of a contract is now possible explained 0 IV Sears chairman of the sewer districl trustees The work to be done consists ol more than eight miles of trilnk line ranging from 8 to 24 inch pipe 14 manholes five pump stations to lift the sewage at intervals and permit gravity flow nearly four miles of force mains ranging from 8 to 14 inch pipe a complete sew age treatment plant and other in cidental work The new sewage plant would be ocatcd approximately a half mile the lake southwest of Clear Lake State Park In addition to the main contract another is to be let a week later for an open ditch more than a mile long to provide an outlet from the new plant to Beaver Creek The ditch will be on the same lo cation as a present ditch Sears said but must be wider and deep er U S incomes to Run 7 Per Cent Higher WASHINGTON Americans total personal income will run 7 icr cent higher this year than last f the governmentireported levels for thefirst five months hold up The Commerce Department Fri day rcportedthe May income from employment farm operations rents and other sources was at an annual rate of 284 billion dollars up one billion from April Yanks Fall Back on Pork Chop Hill Shoot Down 2 Red Migs SEOUL Seventh Division troops under furious Red artillery fire withdrew from Outpost Pork Chop on the Western Front Satur day night on orders from superior officers an Eighth Army briefing officer said The expression on orders meant the withdrawal was a com mand decision and that the troops were not forced off by direct Red attack Earlier Chinese troops reported ly had stormed the crest in day light The Army spokesman said it was not known immediately if the Chinese had occupied the battle scarred height only 40 miles north of Seoul In the Eastern Front bulge sec tor American artillery nnd South Korean troops killed 1700 Chinese in the Kumsong area In the air Marine Maj John F Bolt of Sanford Fla nailed his fifth and sixth MIGs to become the 37lh jet ace of the war The Air Force said il lost three planes during the week Red night fighters came up to challenge Allied B29s bombing a newlyrepaired bridge network spanning the Chongchon River The Red jcl fighlcrs sprayed wilh cannon fire seven of J6 B29s which slammed 160 tons of bombs at wood and steel bridges span ning the Chongchon River Red antiaircraft batteries also opened up on the superforls which were outlined with searchlights All Ihe bombers returned to their base in Japan the Air Force said Dramatic Move by Ike Gives Reds New Crisis WASHINGTON UP Eisenhowers offer of food for rebellious East Germany faced the quarreling Krem lin Saturday with a choice between accepting capitalist aid or letting Germans go hungry The TJ S rbposal Friday to I j i i t i begin immediate delivery 15 million dollars worth of food to Germanys Sovietcon trolled Eastern made di rectly to Moscow That bypassed theEast German Communist government which the U S has never recognized and put the issue squarely up to the Kremlin which just rocked Lav renty P Beriafrom his No 2 perch as boss of the Soviet secret police The dramalic stroke caught the Communists at a time when they were fighting thefires of revolt among Moscowdominated peoples and stirring up sparks among the top men in the Kremlin Their choice lay between accept ing help from the Americans they call decadent capitalists or re jecting aid whose humanitarian aspects can not escape the restive peoples of the satellite countries There was anair of suddenness about the Presidents move an nounced while he was conferring in Texas with governors of the droughtstricken Southwest Eleven days ago at a news con ference held by Secretary of State Dulles a reporter suggested send ng U S food to East Germany Dulles replied that he did not know whether the Allied commissioners in Germany had considered the idea He replied it was news to him but worth thinking about White House officials said most of the food would come out of cxist ng surpluses held by the Com modity Credit Corporation under the governments price support program Carriers Pick New Officers Red Oak Next Convention Site Iowa Rural Letter Carrier Asso ciation members the Ladies Aux liary and the Junior Associalion Salurday closed out their threeday convention with the election and in stallation of officers for the 1953 54 year The carriers also accepted Red Oaks invitation as the site for the Associations 1954 convention Glenn V Marsh CedarFalls is he new Associalion president Marsh 195253 vicepresident re places George L Patterson Elk lardt as president E G Good rich Cleghbrn was elected vice president Gerald Faust Earlville and Ross E Waters Ml Pleasant were reelected secretary and treasurer respectively Mrs George E Deitz Adel was elected Auxiliary president She succeeds Mrs George Patterson Mrs Herman Juffer LeMars was named vice president Reelected were Mrs Ben Lenig Chariton secretary and Mrs Joe Sinnwell Bode treasurer Junior officers elected were Don Thomas West Branch president rCay Whilmar Marion vice presi dent and Virginia Jackson New Hampton secretarytreasurer Iowa Death Toll Now 251 By The Associated Press lowajs 7953 m o f o r vehicle doatlr ol has passed the 250 mark as a result of four riew fatalities Friday and early Sat urday A year ago the loll 243 Latest fatality reports bring ing the years total to 251 jn elude the following Airman Herbert Hoover 21 stationed at the Sioux City air base was killed early Saturday when his car went out of control and overturned on Highway 75 in Sioux City Wilfred AJ Baker Jr 21 Mar shal I town storage firm employe was killed Friday night when his car sideswiped a hog truck on a dusty gravel road near Kellogg Simon McGinn M Denfson was killed in the collision of his car and an Illinois Central freight train Friday at a county road crossing near Denlson Frank Van VIeck 84 Clinton died at a hospital there Friday of shock following an accident last Monday In which he was struck when ho walked In front of a slow moving car United Stales Embassy sources said a joint U S South Korean statement to bo issued Saturday night would show that ah agreement hod been reached with President Syngman Rhee6n Soulh Korean support of au armistice U S Assistant Secretary of Stale Walter S Robertson President Eisenhowers special emissary in Iho talks with Rhee told n news con ference Friday night t feel my work is done Ho said ho would leave for home Sunrlny The joint statement on tho sched uled to be released at 7 pm Rhee said Friday ho and Robertson hnd reached n friendly delstanding Robertson refused o say flatly an agreement had been reached These new developments in the Korean Irucp angle came n few hours after Allied Communist negotiators met twice at Eannum join Id discuss final details oC an armistice Rhoe told newsmen earlier ho and Robertson had reached a friend ly understanding on problems relating to a truco v And while Robertson refused to comment on his talks with the el derly statesman ho appeared well satisfied with his mission ho talked with newsmen after a recep tion in hishonor at the US Em bassy in Seoul Tho South Korean President indicated earlier and Robertson hud not come to a full agreement I think some moro meetings will bo held ho told a news con ference but we have covered all the important points 1 think a final decision will como from the United Slates Other Talks South Korean Foreign Minister Pyung Yuijg Tal said that tho talks wo hnvo hnd hero havo ended but there may be other talks Robertson paid glowing tributa to Uheo at his news conference Nover In my llfo haVo I met a moro dedicated man than Presi dent Rhce ho said Ho is a real patriot Ho is single mindcdly for the welfare of I am certain that his actions in this matter havo been well above any personal plane Tho armistice negotiations nt Pnninunjom wore as usual cloaked ia secrecy delegates met for 27 minutes In tho morning then returned to tho conference hut for a BOGAN APPOINTED DES MOINES Ufi Iowa ood Roads Association has an nounccd appointment of Gerald Bogan of Des Moines publicity i cclor of the Republican Stale Central Commillce as executive secretary Bogan succeeds Claud Coykendall of Ames who is retir ing Fire Maniac tit Fresno Estimate Loss Near FRESNO Cnlif Mi Armed troops patrolled tho downtown streets Saturday ns police combed this Central California city of JOO for a maniacal firebug whose torch plunged the commimity into a noarpnnlc Loiterers and casual passcisby were ordered out of u 32block downtown area in Iho wake of 12 fires which broke out almost si multaneously in major buildings Friday nmid a rash oC false alarms Mayor Gordon Dunn declared a slatcof emergency And Gov Eaii Wnrrcn authorized use of volun teering National Guardsmen The troops stood guard through the night to prevent looting and fur ther arson nt hospitals schools and other public buildings More than 20 firemen overcome by heat or smoke were hospital ized but there were no other re ported injuries Damage was esti mated upward of To guard against loss oC Hfe should the arsonist or arsonists strike again theaters dance halls and other amusement were shut down under the emergency proclamation Most started in restrooms ami closets Police said several false alarms were turned in the height of firefighting apparently to draw equipment away from the real blazes SAME DATE IJack flar Irniric Senll In vatt 21 will meet again at 8 p mi CST Snturdny Murphy Leaves Special Ambassador Robert Mur phy left for tho United States end ing his job as political adviser on truce matters to Gen Mark Clark the UN commander i All he would say before boarding his plane for Washington wherehe will become assistant secretary of stale was that I am an incurabla optimist And n South Korean source said that in return for u promise to abide by terms of a truce Rhco would get 1 Solid assurances of a mutual security pact 2 Substantial economic assist ance from the US 3 Four additional divisions for Ills South Korean army boosting it to 20 divisions HUNT ELECTED DES MOINES Hunt Tipton attorney was elected presi dent of the United Fund of Iowa icre Friday Ken Evorhart Des Vloincs state secretary of the CIO was named treasurer Oliver S Icilcy is executive secretary LETTER CARRIERS AUXILIARY OFFICERS Qlobo Qizella photo by Musser Members of the Iowa Rural Letter Carriers Association and the Ladies Auxiliary Saturday closed out the 53rd jihriual Asso ciation convention and the Auxiliarys 28th annual convention with the election and stallation of new officers The Auxiliary officers are front left to Mrs Georga Deitz Adcl president Mrs Herman Juffer LeMars vice president Mrs Ben1LenigV Chariton secretary and Mrs Joe Sinnwell Bode treasurer Association officers are rear left to Glenn Marsh Cedar Falls president EG Goodrich Cleghorn vice president Gerald Faust Earlville secretary Ross Waters Mt Pleasant ;