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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TH E N E WSP A P E R THAT MAKES ALL IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press aria United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy Airman Linkejd to Margaret Now in Exile7 Leaves for Post in Brussels LONDON Group Capt Pcler Townsend left for voluntary exile in Belgium Wednesday two days before the scheduled return to London of Prin cess Margaret with whom his name has been linked romantically Townsend 38 and divorced father of two children left to become ah attache in the British Embassy in Brussels 3rd in Line Twentytwoyearold Margaret thirdin line of succession to the thronewas in far away Salisbury Rhodesia winding up an African tour with Queen Mother Elizabeth The great debate in newspapers pulpits pubs and homes over the question as to whether Margaret should be permitted to marry Townsend if she really wants continues unabated An Air Ministry spokesman caused some speculation Tuesday night by announcing that Town sends departure for Brussels had been postponed indefinitely People asked whether he was going to wait and greet Margaret on her return A few hours later the min istry reversed itself and announced Townsend would leave Wednesday after all Leave As Scheduled As far as we know the spokes man said Capt Townsend will leave Wednesday for Brussels as scheduled He said he did not know the reason for theswitch A reliable court source said that the handsome air hero of the Battle of Britain personally sought the transfer to spare the royal family embarrassment about his presence close to the princess Townsend has served for nine years as equerry to the royal fami ly and regular companion and friend to the princess The possibility of a marriage of the two has raised a storm con troversy Princess Margaret is third in line to the throne and marriage to a divorced man would violate the tenets of the Church of England Stanley Wins Demo Primary RICHMOND Va B Stanley veteran state political figure and financial angel of the powerful Virginia Democratic organization piled up an over whelming 2 to 1 margin in winning his partys nomination for gover nor of Virgfiiia His selection in Tuesdaysstate Democratic primary virtually as sured Stanley 62yearold furni ture manufacturer and former US representative of election MASONCITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 15 1953 Tills Paper Consists of Two 231 Sports Bulletin NEW YORK UP Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano Wednesday signed to defend his title against Roland Ja Sfarza of New York at the Polo Grounds New York on Sept 24 It will be Marcianos second defense of the title he won from Jersey Joe Walcott last September Raps Travel Claims Audit Criticizes State Social Welfare Setup FIREDESTROYS RENDERING PL ANTA spectacular fire of unknown odgin evening destroyed the Mason City Rendering Works plant The plant located on the east edge of Mason City and onehalf mile south of the Taylorbridge is managed by F W Krueger59 215 Tennessee Place SE Krueger said the damage total between and He said the plant was insured The fire was discovered about 545 pnvby Jack Redeker28 421 4th S W a truck driver for the firm and Policemen Bill McElroy and Joe Cookman who were cruising in the area Firemen saved two storage tanks containing 9000 gallons of grease Besides the building Krueger said some feed hides and a tractor were destroyed Firemen fought both a shortage of water and hun dreds of roadclogging auto mobiles in combatting the fire Two of the departments combin ation tankpumpers and a special iank truck maintained a steady twohour shuttle between t h c doomed plant and the nearest wa ter hydrant more than a mile away Several times firefighters at he scene were forced to stand by helplessly until the water carriers wound their way down the narrow wisting dirt road leading from Highway 18 5 to 7 Minutes Drivers estimated that at about pm when the crowds of curiosityseekers were at their greatest it took from five to seven minutes to cover the short distance between the fire and the hydrant on 4th Street SE in front of Jef ferson School Fourhighway patrolmen and two policemen were pressed into serv ice to keep tlie roads clear 01 parked autos Motorists seeing the dark plungeof smoke rising from the south side of Highway 18 drove closer byusing two gravel roads leading to the plant In many in stances the machines were as many as three abreast The patrolmen quickly sealed of the main road allowing only fire trucks and emergency cars to en ter But even they had slow going amid the lines of cars which turned in before the officers arrived road had been made soft by an afternoon rain and several autos slid into ditches when their opera tors attempted to turn around Many other specators left their cars on the highway and trudged across muddy fields to get a closei look Fifteen firemen were used to fight the blnzc most of them man ning the water carriers In the ab sence of Fire Chief Boyd Arnold who is attending a convention in Omaha the men were directed by Capt John Cunningham 8000 Gallons In all firemen used nearly 8000 gallons of water and 800 feet of hose The first truck went out at pm the last returning at Cunningham said the fire was the worst in the immediate Mason City area since the April 30 1052 blaze at Mier Wolf and Sons 311 S Fed eral But the loss in that fire ran somewhat higher than the esti mated damage incurred at the rendering plant The rendering firm located out side the city limits was protected by special contract with the local department MOINES crit icism of certain State Board of Social Welfare practices was made Wednesday in an official state audit report released by Stale Auditor Chet B Akers The report rapped what it called unwarranted and unjustified trav el expense and allowance of excessive administrators and attorneys fees in closing out es tates of someold age assistance recipients Examiners Examiners for the audit were J H Collins and B E Stidum It covered generally the July 1 1950 to June 30 1951 fiscal year but also mentioned some board busi ness since that time The threemember State Board of Social Welfare directs the ex penditure of about 35 million dol lars a year to Iowa needy and lias a state office staff of about 300 The report cites cases of whatit calls excessive mileage claims and also mentions hotel and meal al lowances described as question able It said unwarranted and un justified travel expense claims were paid mostly to 10 field rep resentatives and to nine consult ants in the child welfare division The audit named no names how ever Outside Territories The audit said In the field staff division every thing points to the territories hav ing been deliberately and purpose ly set up so that five of the field representatives had their head quarters outside their territories HOT AND THIRSTY POLAR BEARIvan sweltering insjide his fur coat in Los Angeles 92degree weather catches a drink from a Griffith Park Zoo hose The more it spattered on him the better Ivan liked it AP Wircphoto COP SLAYING ward Crane 32 transient farm worker is shown after his cap ture in South Dakota along with his wife and five children He is charged with murdering the po lice chief of New Salem ND Hitchhiker Robs Motorist South of City A teenage hitchhiker Wednesday noon hed up a Minneapolis man six miles south of Mason City on Highway 65 and tookhis billfold and automobile Herb Andersonthe driver of the auto said he pickedup the hitch hiker at Albert Lea Minn South of Mason City Anderson said he was forced at the point of a gun to turn east from the highway After traveling about four miles on a graveled road the hitchhiker forced Anderson from the car and look his billfold The hitchhiker turned the car around and as he passed Ander son he tossed him a bill and some spending said Have money1 Anderson who is employed by Northrup King and Company caught a ride to Hampton where he reported the holdup to authori ties He described the hitchhiker as about 17 slim 6 feet tall with dark eyes wearing khaki pants and a flowered shirt He was bare headed The auto was a 1951 twodoor black Chevrolet with Minnesota li cense pfates 409155 SAME DATE IOWANS KILLED WASHINGTON Defense Department reported Tuesday that Sgt Joyce E Frederickscn son of Mr and Mrs Cliff Frederick sen EsthervilJc la and Pvt Ed ward G Offcrdahl Akron have been killed in the Korean fighting About The Weather fowa Thursday warm mostly fair and Mason City Mostly fair and warm er through Thursday Hot Thurs day afternoon Minnesota Thursday mostly fair and warm GlobeGazette up to a m Wednesday Maximum 79 Minimum 59 At 8 a m 74 Precipitation 48 Set Make or Break Meeting Over Truce Big Three Challenges Russians Asks Meeting Over Germany WASHINGTON States Britain and France posed an im mediatechallenge to Russia Wed nesday to join in n fourpower foreign ministers meeting aimed at reuniting East and West Ger many The call for a session next autumn on Germany and on com pleting an Austrian independence treaty was agreed upon by Amer ican British and French foreign ministers in a liveday conference which ended with issuance of a communique Tuesday night The foreign ministers also issued a warning to the Reds in Asia that if they break an armistice with a new attack on South Korcn the UnitedStates Britain and France will again go to war Up to Kremlin The proposal on Germany reprc icnts initiative by the West to put squarely up to the the acc of its internal Beria purge aud in the light of antiCornrmmisl unrest in East chal lenge to do something definite about one of the worlds worst sources of tension Secretary of State Dulles Acting British Foreign Secretary Lord Salisburyarid Foreign Min isterGeorges iJJidault al so c ailed for restoration of true liberty to tho Soviet satellite peoples of Eastern Europe On Far Eastern problems the three ministers announced that economic embargoes against Com munist China would be continued indefinitely after an armistice ant that tho policy of barring Red China from the United Nations would continue pending further consultation Peaceful Unification Britain and France joined with the United States in pledging to work for peaceful unification of Korea They said also they had consid ered measures for winning the war against Communism in Indochina If Russia accepts the bid for a foreign ministers meeting on Ger many and if this meeting results in steps toward German unity U S officials said it could lead to a Big Four conference at the EisenhowerMalcnkov level Pending the proposed autumn session however there reportedly is no plan for a conference with the Kremlin at the top levcf Informants reported that the for eign ministers had removed many of the problems which would have come up at the postponed session of President Eisenhower Prime Minister Churchill and French Pre mier Lanicl at Bermuda The understanding therefore was that though this meeting could still be held there is no longer an urgent need and no plans were worked out for bringing it about FUNERAL RITES COUNCIL BLUFFS were scheduled here Wednesday afternoon for George W Smith 02 resident of Omaha and Council Bluffs since 1880 CRIPPLED FREIGHTER INTO freighter Hawaiian Pilot moves pastAlcatim prison in San Francisco Bay after the ship collided wfth another freighter 18 miles off shove May Begin This Year Bids ot for Lake Sewer Job CLEAR are good for gettingthe work under way this year on the Clear Lake sanitary sewer proj ect T L Sears chairman of the sewer district trustees said Wednesdayafter bids were received totaling Sld29 05975 No contracts will let however Sears said itritii bids also have been received next Tuesday afternoon on construcUor of an outlet ditch fromthe pro posed sewage treatment plant Reds in Another Onslaught Pessimism on Ending Conflict1 PANMUNJOM authorita live source said Wednesday showdown is coming between Al lied and Communist truce nego tiators Thursday in a secret ses sion which will make or brenk tho talks There is a very distinct possi bility of another breakdown in the talks the source said Ho added thnt the veil of secrecy will be lifted from the negotiations if there Is a breakdown Meantime Walter S President Eisenhowers personal truce envoy to Korea returned to Washington Wednesday with assur ances the United States can go ahead with an armistice sigininjj in good faith whenever tho Communists are ready The assistant secretary of said as he stepped off a piano roin tho Far East I do want to say that we can o ahead and sign an armistice n good faith any time the Com nunists want to sign Other than Ihnt Robertson said ie did not want to discuss his agreement with South Korean President Syngman Rhee before reporting to Secretary o State John Foster Dulles and President Elsenhower Low bidders Tuesday afternoon on the projects were reported Wednesday as follows Zinuner Fransecan Co Moline 111 equip ment Bill Curphy Co DCS Momes five pumping stations and for about 12 miles of sewer lines around the entire lake 748500 Henkel Construction Co Vlason City sewage treatment plant Other bidders included the Phil co Corp Tucson Ariz the Mid west Construction Co Cedar Rap ds the Gjcllefald Construction Co Forest City Campsic and Sioux City and the Iloak Construction Co DCS Moines Bids taken a year ago totaled but at thnt time there was less than available The last session ofthe Iowa Lcgis alurc appropriated an additional The remainder available ncludcs a previous state appropri ation of and the maximum bond issue possible for the district of about Christie Dies for Murders LONDON Reginald Iklay Christie 55 the Notllng Hill sex strnnelor who confessed he killed seven women but might have murdered more was linngcd Wed nesday in PciHonviHe Prison Even as ho died a controversy over whether the mildap Jcnring transport worker and war imo auxiliary cop was guilty of a babys murder for which another man was hanged three years ugo The cnsc of he insanitypleading wholesaler in killing who wnlledj up his victims bodies in his apart ment or buried them in his garden ind shocked Britain as no other murder spree since Jack the Rip pers The sentence was carried outby Albert Pierrepont Englands chie ihngman who keeps n Yorkshire pub called Help the Poor Strug gler when not athis official du lies A crowd of about 200 persons nclnding many school children vero gathered outside the prison batc A truckload of police waitct near Uie gate but there was no disturbance Survey Shows Buying Power Improvement Dollar Is More Respectable WASHINGTON UP The Wall Street Journal sent reporters around the country on a price sampling assignment and came up with some good dollar s becoming more respectable Government cost of living fig ures do not reflect the improve ment But the Journals reporters found beef veal lamb second automobiles houses home appli ances and such cost much less to day than a year ago In the New York market sirloin steak is down from to 85 cents a pound Used cars in Los Angeles fell off 10 to 12 per cent n the last couple of months The average slump for the nation is about 20 per cent Washing ma chines arc cheaper So are stoves A Chicago retailer lold the Jour nal he had uppcd his tradein al lowance on old refrigerators from a year ago to today Even television sets a reon the cheaper side The Journal docs not attribute the rise in the purchasing power ol the dollar to any monkeying with money in Washington The fact is that the Eisenhower admin istrations effort to harden the dol lar has eased off for the time be ing The Journals shopping re porters came up with the sound est possible explanation of why your dollar will buy more today than a year ago It is production bigger and big ger production The United States committed to capitalism and pri vate enterprise but living in a world largely communistic and so cialistic has been on an un equalled production spree since the end of World War II The National City Bank came up with figures perfectly supporting the Journals finding of production facts The banks July letterliss 100 corporations in this country each of whose average sales ex ceeds every day They range from giant General Motors which sold worth of cars and other goods in 1952 to Standard Brands Inc which did n business Twentynine of the 100 firms listed took in more than ast year The aggregate take of the 100 in 1952 was Thoro were strong indications the showdown would come over Red demands for the rccnpture 6i nonCommunist Korean prisoners freed last month and ironclad guarantees from tho UN that South Korea would honor a truce The source said nego tiating session will be the show down The meeting will make or break the talks The source who could not be Identified gave his estimateof the truce situation after the Chinese Communist Radio claimed the UN Command negotiators walked out of Wednesdays trtico meet ing But Pciping Radio made it clear there would be another meeting at Jid customary hour at 11 am on Thursday 8 pm CST Wcclncs The Pciping Radio said The other side unilaterally de clared a recess and walked out of he meetings No Cornmwir A UN Command spokesman said only No comment We never comment on Communist propa anda broadcasts The negotiators met for 21 min itcs Wednesday a n d the Allied delegation announced afterward that another session would be held Thursday Allied officers here were openly pessimistic over chances of an early armistice but elsewhere there was continued optimism that negotiators would agree soon officers in direct contact with the negotiators said the Reds have taken a tougher position and are insisting that tho UN com mand provide concrete guarantees that South Korea will observe an armistice Meantime at the front the Chinese Wednesday night renewed savage attacks on the EastCentral Korean front with a twoprong 3000 man assault south of Kum song The attack broke a daylong lull in the biggest Red offensive in more than two years new by believed aimed at a main allied highway It was preceded by Chinese probing assaults that began at dusk A combination stubborn South Korean resistance driving rain and a blistering curtain of Allied artillery fire had temporarily stalled the massive Red offensive along a 20mile front But an uneasy lull hung ow the bloodied Kumsong Bulge where more than 80000 Reds ripped into Allied lines in a twoday offensive As sturdy ROK troops braced hcmselves against attack in the pproaching darkness Allied light plnnes reported sighting numerous company and battalionsize buiH ups ;