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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited iot the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press aad Uniied Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 17 1953 French Loose Boldest Raid in Indochina Capture City 10 Miles From Border LANG SON Indochina Wl French Union paratroopers Friclaj captured Lang Son within 10 miles of the Communist Chinese frontier in the boldest raid of the seven yearold war against the Vielminh They succeeded in wrecking the chief supply center for all war equipment supplied to the Viet minh by Red China Now cm Offensive A military spokesman said that while the troops were not expected to occupy Lang Son for long the attack proved the French had def initely abandoned defensive tac tics and were changing over to the offensive Five thousand paratroopers were dropped from Americansupplied Dakota and flying boxcar transport planes in the lightning raid in the Trade Agreement MOSCOW UP Soviet Union and France have signed a threeyear trade agreement pro viding for exchange of goods and materials totaling it was announced Friday The official government news paper Iivestia said the agree ment was signed in Paris on July 15 It provides for the Soviet Union fo export worth of corn coal chromium manga nese asbestos oil and grain In exchange France will ship a timilar amount of textiles silks citrus fruifs lifting and transport equipment steam boilers and cargo ships up to a capacity of 5000 tons Tills Paper Consuls of Two On No 24ft second was to TTrnnnl rfofinl 7 WCI1L UJ XSrUSSGIS tWO French definitely have abandoned days ago as the new air attache the defensive and are changing at the British Embassy there over to the To rejoin offensive the French AHH mi LI win iiio d ly U1 HC ulV4C parachutists will have to cover 30 because the 22yearold princess miles of jungle deep in the Vietreportedly wants to marry him minh zone where tough encount But if his absence or the crs are expected the spokesman about them bothered the princess added AMVETS CONCLAVE l730 Iowa Amvets and members of the Womens Auxiliary Friday registered at Hotel Hanford at the openingof the 3day department convention Among the first to arrive were Frank W Kirchner Ft Madison third state vice commander and Edward Gallagher Jr commander of Post 19 Waterloo Mrs A E Borschel assists in the registration An afternoon business session two addresses and an evening stag were among the highlights slated for the opening day Pilot Travels Mile in Time It Takes to Count to Five THERMAL Calif F86D Sabre jet and its veteran Air Force pilot have blazed to a new worlds air speed record of 7157 miles an hour Thats traveling one mile as you countto five U Col William F Barns 32 sometimes reaching speed of more than 12 miles a minute in the nineton jet i n t ejc e p t o r eciipsed Thursday the record of 698505 established only last No vember over the same threekilo meter 1863mile course by Capt J Slade Nash Barns flashed through two complete contest runs each con sisting of two trips in both direc tions along the straightaway course Each of the eight trips was faster than Nashs record and the best was 721364 when the wind was in the colonels favor Barns broke the record with an average of 7136 on the first run He changed planes and came back to reestablish the record a couple of miles per hour higher Each run was at about 100 feet altitude The speed pilot said the weath er for the runs was quite turbu lent We didnt have the optimum conditions today he comment ed The temperature was right over 100 degrees but I think the turbulence and wind cut the speed down enemys back yard They quickly took over control ol Lang Son which had been in the hands of the Redled Vietminh for three years The air attack caught the enemy at breakfast The paratroopers swiftly routed scattered resistance after fighter planes and bombers silenced a group of Vietminh anti aircraft batteries made up mostly of heavy machineguns Apparently the three solid weeks of air attack by French fighters and bombers had caused dispersal of most of the enemys heavy forces into smaller units Two Objectives In Saigon a military staff spokes man said the attack was not an attempt to occpy enemy territory permanently He described it a turn seemingly careiTee frincesi big strike with two objectives The Margaret came home Friday to a Britain buzzing with fuss first was to strike a hard blow at about her latest romance and lacking the presence of the Vietminh by destroying importher reported boy friend The man in the story divorced ant stocks of war materiel and the RAF group Capt Peter Townf COf TITO O ffi rtlimvi I I i 1 I i send went to Brussels two Smiling Carefree Margaret Returns to Buzzing Britain LONDON and seemingly carefree Princess Many Britons think he was ex line the iled from his post as a palace aide Johnstone Bliss Tied at 18 Holes Kkmfz Takes 6Up Lead Against Davis BULLETIN Rod Bliss and Les Johnstons Friday afternoon were still tied at the end of 27 holes in their semifinal match of the amateur flolf tourney at the Mason City Country Club Les Johnstone of Mason City and Rod Bliss of Des Moines were all even at the end of 18 holes in their semifinal match of the Iowa Amateur golf tournament at the Mason City Country Club Friday But Herb Klontz of Cedar Rapids took a commanding Gup lead over Tom Davis also of Cedar Rapids at the halfway point of their scheduled 36hoIe match John stone and Bliss who clashed in the state semifinals in 1951 when Bliss won the championship toured the first 18 in even par 72 figures Klontz the 18yearold youth who was the state junior champion in 1952 shot a blazing 3under par 69 Davis who carded a 75 BULLETIN TANNERSVILLE N Y M Adams oftvn called the frtatest American actress died Friday in her after a Illness She was 80 here was no outward sign of it on her pretty face as she and Queen Mother Elizabeth arrived at Lon don Airport by Comet jet airliner after a 16day tour of Rhodesia During their stay there for the 100th anniversary of Cecil Rhodes birth the press and public contro versy over Margarets reported affection for a divorced 38yearold burst into full flower at home and over the Commonwealth Margaret quickly set at rest any apprehension that she might be embarrassed by the stories being told about her She faced the 2000 Londoners behind the airport rail ing with dence utmost poise and confi No Atomic Guns Are Overseas WASHINGTON of the new atomic cannons are overseas the Army said Thursday in re sponse to questions prompted by rumors that some of the big weapons have been sent to Korea rAII About The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday scattered thundershowers Mason City Saturday partly cloudy high 84 to 87 Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum 87 Minimum 62 At 8 a m 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 69 Ike Unable to Be at Lake for Reunion President Eisenhower will be un able to attend a breakfast and re union of Icwa Republicans who vis ited him at Abilene last year ac cording to a letter received from Thomas E Stephens secretary of the President The breakfast is to be held at Witkes Cafe Saturday July 25 as part of Governors Days The invitation to the President was extended Wapello who Allied Attack Gains Ground Clark Outlines Truce Plans by E R Hicklin headed the Eisen hower movement in Iowa and was sent to Gov Sherman Adams pres idential assistant Following is the reply received by Hicklin from Stephens Your recent letter to Governor Adams with the enclosed commu nications has been referred to me for acknowledgement The President and Mrs Eisen hower have askedme to express Lheir thanks for the cordial invita tion which you extended to them to attend the breakfast on July 25 and reunion of the group of Iowa Re publicans who visited him at Abi line last year They are extremely sorry that it will not be possible for them to be present on this oocca sion While your invitation is espe cially appealing the President wants me to explain that we will be in the closing days of Congress at that time and there will be so many matters requiring his per sonal attention that he has no choice but to limit his personal en gagements particularly those which would take him away from Washington However he is grate ful for your friendly thought and sends best wishes a happy re union Showdown Meeting Scheduled In Conference for 3 Hours MUNSAN Mark Clark huddled for three hours with UN truce negotiators Friday in ad vance of a showdown meeting Sat urday afternoon at which the Communist high command is ex pected to answer an Allied de mand for a quick Korean armis tice There was no hint of what was discussed during the secret llth hour conference but sources said there was no question but what the UN commander and his nego tiating team mapped strategy for the crucial session The toplevel delegations are to meet at 2 p m 11 p m Friday True Situation Clark old newsmen before fly ing back to his Tokyo headquar ters that he talked over the truce situation with the UN delegation led by Lt Gen William K Harri son Jr He refused to discuss de tails The negotiations were in recess Friday The Reds asked for a 1 day recess Thursday after the UN delivered what Washington sources called a firm demand that Reds agree immediately to steps leading to a prompt armistice Informed quarters have said ef rorts to agree on final details of truce were stalemated by Red demands for the recapture of 27 000 antiCommunist Korean war prisoners liberated last month and ironclad guarantees that South Korea will honor a truce Harrison was said to have told the Reds 1 The UN will not meet their demand for the recapture of the prisoners freed on orders of Presi dent Syngman Rhec 2 The UN has given adequate assurances that South Korea will abide by a truce Promise in Writing President Eisenhowers truce en voy back in Washington after more than two weeks of confer ences aimed at winning Rhoe over o a truce told Congress Thursday the South Korean President prom ised in writing to cooperate in an armistice The UN commander flew to Mun san in a light plane Friday morn Ing and immediately went into con ference with Harrison and the hree other US truce delegates The fifth member of the Allied truce team South Korean Maj en Choi Duk Shin has boycotted both Munsan and Panmunjom since May 25 The boycott is an ex pression of President Rhces vio ent opposition to a truce which Joes not guarantee prompt unifica tion of his nation The truce which was virtually ready for signing when Rhee or dered the liberation of antiRed Korean prisoners provides that unification will be considered at a postarmistice political conference SHRINER PARADE NEW YORK 25000 and 30000 Shriners will march down Fifth Avenue and Broadway and through Times Square Thurs day night v TV PARCHED LANDThis farm house and outbuildings on this Texas farm a fcwmS east iof Jfobbs N M are almost hidden by thedrifting sands of a drought now in its iourtli year This area of southeastern New Mexico and the adjoining Texas counties has been very hard hit West Berlin Aided by U S Will Distribute Food to East Planning to Use Stores in Project BONN Germany German government and Wcs Berlin aided by the United Slates have agreed to distribute large quantities of food to the hungry East Germans authoritative sources said Friday night Special Stores Special relief stores will be set up along the East sector border in Berlin to hand out food to East Berlincrs and East Germans these informants said Every one able to reach these stores will receive about worth of free food a month under this plan which was completed in an emergency conference here Fri day between Acting Chancellor Franz Bluechcr and West Berlins Mayor Ernst Rcuter The Bonn government and West Berlin will draw on their reserve rood supplies to stock these stores the informants said Wests Answer This plan represents West Ger manys answer to Russias re fusal to accept President Eisen howers offer of 15 million dollars worth of American food as a gift o East Germany German authorities declined to ay whether the American food which is already moving to Ger many will be distributed through he new relief stores in Berlin 3 Strikes Against Him NEWYORK1 CouncilPresident Rudolph Hullcy a cim ditlate for mayor had three strikes ngainst him when ho went to tho plate Thursday in a soflball game between City Hull reporters and officials The umpire was Mayor Vincent R ImpelHUcrl who is re ported seeking a second term The mayor called Hallcy out on three successive tho first pitch hit the plate the second went behind the butler and the third went over his head Thnt was only part of the fun as tho re porters won 17 to G at the annual outing Hitchhiker Who Robbed Man Gives Self Up A 1G year old youth who admitted kidnaping and robbing a salesmat near Mason City Wednesday noon gave himself up Friday to the shcr Iff at Park Rapids Minn accord ing to the Ccrro Gordo County sheriffs office He is Earl Keslcr son of Mr and Mrs Harold Kcster Minncapo is formerly of Park Rapids The lad was being questioned by the FBI at Park Rapids Friday aft ernoon but no decision had been made concerning his case accord ng to Deputy Sheriff Elmer Hoi and Young Kester came directly to ark Rapidsafter the escapade nl rtason City he told officersand had been staying with his former companions there Thursday eve ning he was out riding with some of them and his car failed to make a turn in the road because of too much speed and went into a ditch Similar to the Truman Situation Honeymoon for Ike Is Ending pAs u result he said lie got to think Ing about the seriousness of his nc tivities and decided to give him self up The car wns heone from which he forced Herb Anderson 52 feed salesman at the point of gun He still had tho gun also Hampton Girl to Get Award of Amvet Auxiliary A cash scholarship wa votedFriday to Miss Sheila Sna ler Hampton by the Iowa Depart ment AmvetsAuxiliary in conven lion atMason City The scholarship is an annual gifi the more than 100 Amvets Aux iliaries in Iowa to the orphaned child of a World War IF veteran Miss Snaler is the daughter 01 Bernard J Snaler who was killec when American planes accidentally strafed a prisoner of wnr camp in Germany She is a p53 graduate o ilampton High School and expect o enter the University of Iowa thi fall to study nursing and welfare work WASHINGTON WPolitical hon eymoons seldom last forever So it was with Harry S Truman in his relations with Congress And so it is turning out for Dwight D Eisenhower Strange as it may seem in the light of his subsequent rows with the lawmakers and with the Re publican 80th Congress in particu lar Truman and the men on Cap itol Hill exchanged hardly a cross word in the momentous first half year following Franklin D Roose velts death It was only after Truman sub mitted his first legislative pro gram a few days short of the six month mark that the sparring which later became a donnybrook began Until that time Trumans diffi culties with his former colleagues were if anything less notable than Eisenhowers have been There were no such controversies as the one over confirmation of Charles E Wilson as secretary of defense or more recently over the Air Force budget Trouble with Congress of course is the last thing Eisenhower has wanted He has tried so hard to avoid it in fact that some Demo crats have complained his admin istration lacks strong leadership Eisenhowers own attitude as he has expressed it privately as welS as publicly could be summed up in a homely adage You catch more flies with sugar than you do with vinegar Persuasion rather than denun ciation is his stock in trade And halfway through his first year in office he has found it advisable to persuade oftcncr and harder than ever before With Congress in a rush to ad journ at the end of this month Eisenhower has telephoned key legislators had them to frequent White House conferences On a single day this week he break fasted with the men who control the purse strings in the House lunched with their counterparts in the Senate He didnt try to pressure us one lawmaker said afterward SHEILA SNATER Whittle Down Red Advances Kumsong Bulge Is Flattened SEOUL Mt Fiercely counter attacking Allied haps including Americans whit tled down Red gains of tip to seven miles on the flaming Central Front Friday In what Gen Max well D Taylor called the first re sumption of open warfare in two years Latest reports cleared by cen sors said South Korean soldiers hit and overran about 1500 Chinese Ucds in tho Kumsong River val ley Taylor XJ S 8th Army com mander disclosed that the Chlnesa Hods massive 10division offen sive this In two the Allies Kurii song bulge This meant a UN with drawal of up to seven miles and total Red gains up to GO square miles Identified The 9th American Corps and 2nd Korean Corps wore identified as manning the Kumsong RiverUna first disclosure thnt U S in fantrymen were in the ami hit by Iho giant Red push Tight military censorship hid official mention of whether Amer icans wore taking part in tho big counterattacks Taylor snld tho front was stabi lized generally along an cnst west lino at the base of the former salient where the Alllos held u sevcnmlla northward bulgeas a result of gains 20 months Dispatches cleared by censors meanwhile told of successful South Korean counterattacks at both sides of the front backed by swarms oC American and Allied wnrplunes and artillery Tho ROK division which Thurs day night smashed a Chinese at tack aimed at the vital highway junction of Kumhwawestern an chor of the Central Front was identified by Taylor ns tho 9th heroes of snvago fighting at Whita Horse Mountain last fall Counterattack Friday tho ROKs launched a dar ing counterattack and recaptured two outpost hills Taylor said tho South Koreans inflicted heavy loss es on the Chinese Other South Koreans wero offi cially reported to have scored even larger than a on the Kumsong Front to tho east where the Reds had advanced up to seven miles Monday and Tues day Associated Press Correspondent Forrest Edwards called the Kum ong counterattack the biggest Al lied advance sinco Jato autumn 1051 Taylor said UN units recovered iflpidly from blows of the Chinese offensive which he estimated at a strength of 10 to 100000 troops Commanders have regrouped heir units and have pressed back o contact with the enemy in the trst resumption of open warfare n nearly two years he said Intermittent The attack has been intermit tent across the front during the past two days Taylor said with he exception of the two major ROK actions at Kumhwa and in heKumsong Valley about 15 miles apart Presumably there vcre U S troops somewhere bc wecn Taylors statement said only hat the U S Dili Corps was defending part of the front hit by the Red on laught There was no indication vhich divisions were on the line Latest available informa ion showed the Dth corps made up f the U S 40th 3rd and 45th Dl isions and the ROK 2nd and 3rd Mvisions The Turkish brigade battalion combat team nd Greek battalion were attached o the U S 3rd Division Allied pilots hammered the ith 1272000 pounds of bombs mainly at the front in more than 00 strikes the Air Force said A ight of Sabre jfit fighterbombers cported destroying six rarelyseen led tanks and two trucks in a con oy near Kumhwa ;