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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 22 1953 This Pnior Consists oC Two Ona No 244 Rhee Again Balks Demands Withdrawal of Communists SEOUL Korea Syngman Rhee blew the Korean truce situation wide open again Wednesday Despite new assurances con tained in another note from Wash ington the South Korean president renewed demands t h a t Chinese Communist forces befoul Korea within six months after armistice day and said any promises he may have made to cooperate in a truce were conditional He said that if his conditions were not met We shall be at lib erty to follow our own course of action The latest United States note to Rhee reached Seoul late Wednes day But whatever promises it con tained they did not satisfy Rhee and so once more whether or when there would be a truce in Korea was anybodys guess Until R h e es latest blast the United Nations Far East Com mander Gen Mark Clark had hoped an agreement would be signed within seven days U S Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in Washington had warned that the hot and cold Ko rea negotiations might blow cold igain but he said here were nb obstacles that could not be sur mounted if the Communists really wanted a truce United States officials have in sisted that Rhee agreed in writing not to obstruct the armistice with out attaching any time limit Answers Red Food Protest Ike Is Still Confident Truce Will Be Signed WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Wednes day he still is hopeful and reasonably confident a Korean truce will be signed soon The Presidents statement at His news conference came More Delay in Sewer Letting at Clear Lake Trustees for the Clear LakeSani tary Sewer District Wednesday an nounced a further delay in the let ting of contracts for the system which is to serve the en tire shoreline of the lake including the city of Clear Lake The Hcnkel Construction Com pany Mason City was low bidder Tuesday afternoon on the contract for the outlet ditch from the pro posed sewage disposal plant The low bid as compared with by G A Wheeler Colfax Other bidders were Barker and Rose Construction Company Mar shalltown Sylvan Oleson Construe tion Company Forest City and Bill Curphy Des Moines No contract was let however since a delegation of farmers mei to ask the board for alonger am larger outlet ditch in order to pro tect their farms from possible floods in times of heavy rainfall The outlet ditch would connect will Beaver Creek about mile southof the lake shore The trustees also were disciissihg with Paul Houser sanitary engi neer for the State Board of Health the possible elimination of some items in the main contract for th sewer district Until this question is resolved no contracts will b let it was stated A second meeting with the farm ers along Beaver Creek was sched uled for 2 pm Aug 6 a background of deep oncern here over new South vorean threats to the conclusion f a truce Eisenhower declined to discuss pecifically South Korean Presi ent Syngman Rhees declaration hat the United Nations will have nly 90 days to persuade the Chi icse Reds to withdraw from Korea after the signing of an armistice BULLETIN WASHINGTON Senate Finance Committee in a surprise action Wednesday approved a Housepassed bill repealing the 20 per centtax on movie theater tickets Rhee and the United Stales were in such sharp disagreement that it appeared only publication of tho pledges exchanged by Rhee and Assistant Secretary of State Walter Robertson could settle the dispute Rhees latest explosion came in response to questions submitted by correspondents The 78year old South Korean presidents statement followed a charge by his Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tae that the United States had repudiated promises made to Rhcc on postarmislico matters Rhee said that South Korea is still trying to cooperate in tin armistice We have agreed to postpone our efforts while the United Nations undertakes for a period of 90 days in a political conference to per suade Koreas aggressors the Chi nese Communists to withdraw Rhee said After that if their ef forts should fail we shall be at liberty to follow our own course of action The postarmistice political con ference is scheduled lo begin with it 90 days after the truce is signed it Pamnunjom With the additional 90 days of grace granted by lUice while the conference Is in session the Chinese would have up o six months to leave the country In this connection Hhce said Imust say that we have asked the United States cither to jointly resume with us military operations to accomplish our common objcc live or to promise to give us moral and material support in ouv efforts lo carry on our fight uni atcrally I am informed that some Senators luiyo declared tho United tales could not agree to Unit Tho general belief is that there is no hope of getting the defense Kiet mutual security pact rati fied by tho U S Senate before the closing of tho Congressional ses sion Uiis year A mutual security pact to be ratified by Congress after the ar mistice and not before ns Rhcc had demanded was bulluved to be one of tho assurances given to aged president by Assistant Secre tary of State Walter S Robertson in his conferences hero While Rhoo wus announcing his latest stand staff officers worked In marathon sessions at Panmun jom to settle minor issuesbetween tho two skies Rhoos statement came as no sur prise His foreign minister Pyun Yung Tae only a few minutes ear lier hnd indicated that the South Korean government was in an angry mood Eisenhower said misundersland ngs continue in connection with vorking out an armistice But he vent on to say that heis still hope ill and reasonably confident that i reasonable armistice will be signed soon He said he was unable to pre lict exactly when the signing vould come The President also 1 Declared American food for lungry East Germans will remain available despite Russias de mands that shipments of the sup plies be halted 2 Called the House Appropria ions Committees one billion dol ar cut in foreign aid too heavy He said the yardstick always must Dulles Statement WASHINGTON W Secretary of State Dulles said Wednesday the United States assumes that South Korean President Syngman Rhee despite his misgivings will abide by assurances that he will not impede an armistice in Korea Nicholas Will Be Candidate AP WLrepholo FRECKLES CHAMP Patricia Braasch 11 displays the obvious evidence to her victory and right to reign as the freckles champion in a contest held at Chicago be Americas own security and he believes the HouseCommittee went too far in slashing his request for 3 Again declined fo say how he feels about Sen McCarthy R A reporter told him that some people in the Republican Parly feel the administration should crack down on McCarthy Eisenhower in reply recalled that he had said many times he does not deal in personalities 4 Said he feels in looking back on his first six months in office that progress has been made but that it has not been as fast as he would like Johnstone Moves into Third Round CEDAR RAPIDS Mrs Les Johnstone of Mason City twice state womens golf champion and medalist in this years meet had an easy time moving into third round play She defeated Mrs El liott Cobb of Cedar Rapids with little difficulty 6 and 5 here Wed nesday It was the most lopsided result of second round play Other winners in second rounc play were Mrs Joe Mason of Dav enport 32 over Mrs Fred Gordon of Belmond Lois Penn Des Moines 31 over Mrs Chris Peter son Iowa CityMrs Robert Walk er of Cedar Rapids 75 over Am Claussen Boone Mrs Corky Nydle of Ottumwa over Mrs Carla Logan Keokuk Mrs H R Staats of Davenport over Mrs Jean Gan ske New Hampton and Mrs R R Griffcl of Eldora over Mrs Alice Conitz Monticello Lightning Hit North Iowa Heavy thunderstorms hit Mason City and North Iowa Tuesday afternoon with Sheffield reporting 38 inches the second heavy rain there in two days Monday 28 inches of rain fell atSheffield Streets in Sheffield were floodec andfire engines wereused to pump out basements A little hai was reported but did little dam age At Thornton where 2 inches o rain fell lightning struck and de strayed a barn owned by Lemme Cook The electrical storm which struck Mason City Tuesday after noon brought 6 inch of rain One of the many bolts which struck the city melted six feet off thi top of the antenna of the sheriff radio on top of the Courthous and continued down the cable burning out the radio and severa lights in the building The Ervin Brothers Artificia Ice Company and two homes als were hit by lightning in Masoi City Foes of Air Cuts Question IkesJudgment Symington Says Hes No Prophet WASHINGTON W The contin ing battle over the administra ons Air Force budget erupted in ull fury in the Senate Wednesday ringing repeated challenges to resident Eisenhowers military udgment Sen Symington who vas secretary of the Air Force nder President Truman shouted tiat Eisenhower is no prophet nd Sen Morse IndOre de lared that Eisenhowers judg lent has proved to be a very mistaken judgment in the past Sound Experience Eisenhowers name had been rought into the debate by Sen Ferguson RMich who asked the enate to rely on the sound mili ary experience of the Prcsi ent and approve a defense budget tripped of the ornaments and tie gay trappings Ferguson is piloting the admin strations bill to appropriate 34V4 illion dollars for the military es ablishment for the year which egan July 1 In drafting its recommendations he administration cut five billion lollars from Air Force appropri ations recommended by former resident Truman in a proposed Diidgct he submitted to Congress ihortly before leaving office last January The cut has been a hardfought ssue since Symington and a group of other senators are making a last ditcl effort now to get more money foi the Air Force Symington in contending the President is no prophet do clared that Eisenhower told Con gress in the spring of 1950 Ics han three months before Korea that a 48group Air Force was sufficient Double That Number Today he is recommending more than double that number o wings Symington said Ferguson alluding to Syming ions former post as Air Force sec retary said Symington was trying o criticize Secretary of Defense Wilson for failures of past admin strations to meet aircraft produc ion schedules Wilson resigned as president General Motors to take the de iense post AP Wlrcphoto LUCKY the hen is a motherly soul When these Muscovy ducks were abandoned by their par ents at Chelsea la she took them under her wing Fred Vitek owner of both ducks and hen bought the ducks a plastic wading pool where they frolic during the heat of the day rAII About The Weather Mason City Fair through Thuri day with mild temperatures Iowa Fair through Thursday Lov Wednesday night 54 to 60 plcasan Minnesota Fair and through Thursday GlobeGazette weather data un to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 86 Minimum 55 At 8 a m 71 Indicate Margaret Can Wed Divorcee LONDON M The governmen indicated Wednesday that Queen Elizabeth II has given permissio to her sister Princess Margaret to marry a divorced man The man is Group Capt Pete Townsend British air attache a the embassy in Brussels He is 3 and the princess 22 The acting prime minister Richard A Butler told the Hous of Commons that the govcrnmen proposes to introduce legislation t amend the Regency Act of 1937 change in the act would make i easier for Margaret lo follow he hearts desire if she wants t marry the divorced air hero SAME Black Mtunt IraffU death In put 21 hours Plans to Run for Governor in Primary CLEAR LAKE IT Nicholas will be a can didate for the Republican nomination forGovernor of Iowa in the 1954 Primary Thusannouncement was made Wednesday by the for Lieutenant Governor WILLIAM H NICHOLAS mer thoform of a statement re leased from his cabin in Clear Lake where he is recovering from serious injuries suffered in an au tomobile accident about three inonlhs ago Second Candidate Nicholas is tho second to enter the 1954 gubernatorial contest First to announce his candidacy was Speaker of the House William S Lyncs of In his announcement the Ccr ro Gordo County turkey farmer who served in the lower houso oi the Legislature before being elect cd Lieutenant Governor in 1950 staled Ihavc decided to enter the race for the Republican nomination for Governor in 105J I liavo hnd n great deal oC encouragement from many sections of Iowa It has come from people feel there should bo n change in our stale govern ment Despitetho fact Hint f must still Bishop Cleared in Probe But Zeal for Reforms Criticized WASHINGTON UP The House Committee on UnAmerican Activ ties voted Bishop G Bromley Ox nam a clean bill of health early Wednesday so far as any record of Communist party affiliation is con cerned But a grueling sometimes short empered hearing that dragged on after midnight brought charges by some members that the Methodist clergymans zeal for social reform plus what one congressman called muddled thinking had cd him into suspicious company And Chairman Velde Rlll said ts was impossible to make any icfinilc conclusions until the jishop has submitted further infor mation he promised The marathon affair held in a packed r committee room mostly illed with readytodemonstralc Oxnam supporters left in doubt the question the bishop asked it to settle Would the committee alter its files on him or better yet halt tiie practice of giving out unver ified and uhevaluated information on anyone Vclde did say that some of the facts possibly should be considered with a view toward establish ing procedures enabling us to con tinue the search for subversives and provide more protection for individuals The unusual afternoonintomorn ing session produced one unex pected development sworn testi mony from a previous secret hear ing that two clergymen once in the public eye were active mem hers of the Communist party They were named by the com mittee as Dr Harry F Ward re tired member of New Yorks Union Theological Seminary faculty anc Jack McMichael said to be still in the Methodist ministry some where in the West Oxnam called this new testimony quite amazing and challenged the committee to put its evidence before church courts which he said will expel them from the min istry if Communist charges are proved membership AP Wlrcphoto TRACKS ON A Hock Island tracks two miles south of Estherville couldnt take the heat so they got off the straight and narrow and wenf crooked A train heading south from Estherville narrowly escaped derail ment because of the twist in the rails 1000 Chinese Start Attack Against Five Korean Posts SEOUL 1000 Chinese Communists attacking along a one mile front Wednesday hit five South Korean positions in the Kum song Bulge sector of central Ko rea scene of last weeks big Red assault The 8lh Army said three prongs of the attack were beaten back before dawn But at the other two points the Reds attacked again after being hurled back Last re ports from the front said sporadic fighting continued Elsewhere along the rainsoaked battlefront three dozen or more smallscale fights flared briefly in the predawn darkness Allied fighterbombers flew through heavy clouds and drizzling rain arid dropped nearly 500000 pounds high explosives on Red frontline positions in the Kumson Bulge area the 5th Air Force saitl Radarequipped B 2 G bomber maintained their rciindthcedCi pounding of Red balllcfront posi lions with night and daylight at tacks Other B2Gs dropped 25000 pound of explosives on a Communist rail road yard akHwangjii Communist night fighters mad six nonfiring passes at 18 US B29 Supcrforts which attacked a Red airfield at Uiju in northwcs Korea for the second consccutiv night On the ground the Reds strucl with small probing jabs at outposts near Luke the Gooks Castle on th Eastern Front Sniper Ridge on th Central Front northwest of Chor won and at other points on th EastCentral Front avc the help of crutches I am told y my doctors that 1 can expect ull recovery by Jan 1 or before should be able to conduct an ag rcssive campaign next spring Good of Alt Its myreeling that tho Rcpub leans In Iowa should be permitted o decide whether they want n chief xccullve who Is obligated to the cstcd interests or one who can conduct the office for tho good ot nil tho people without special ob ignlion to anybody Tho only thing which could pos sibly change my decision tomake hc race would be a setback in my from the injuries suffered n the traffic I do nod jolieve that will happen As of now t am definitely candidate for the nomination Nicholas unsuccessfully sought be same nomination in the 1952 primary Nicholas advocated a bond issue i speed modernization of Iowa lighwaya as one of the chief planks n his 1052 campaign j In that primary Qov S iieardslcy who now is serving his bird term won rcnomlnation over Nicholas and former Lt Gov Kcn iclh Evans of Emerson Evans and Beardslcy hnvo as yet given no in dication of their political plans for 1954 Nicholas a onclimc Butler Coun ty school teacher e n t c r e d tho turkey business at Mason City in 102D after having earlier estab lished a hatchery He is regarded ns and the Nicholas fam ily reportedly owns about 1800 acres of farm land in North Iowa He was born on a farm near Bristow Mr and Mrs Nicholas have three children Austin Gets ABC Dumont TV Networks AUSTIN sta lion KMMT In Austin will be affil iated with AJ1C and Dumont tele vision networks it was announced Tuesday by Tom Stcensland pro gram director Programming of network shows Hrcct will be delayed at least a few monthsuntil a trunk line coax ial cable is completed through Aus tin said Stcensland Programming ot local newscasts and TV films however is expected to be under way early in August The films will be both feature length and shorts and many will bo regular TV network programs less than a week after these programs appear over live television was previously announced that the Austin station vill be affiliated with CBS for film shows Stecnslaiid said that tho antenna was completed Saturday and that test patterns are to be tried on the station this weekend Station KiyiMTMvjJJbe on the air from 5 pm until midnight over channel 5 Meanwhile programs from tele vision station KROC at Rochester Minn are being viewed in Mason City with varying success The station goes on the air at 3 pm over channel 30 for test patterns and programs from pm to pm using filmed shows and local news and sportscasts As in the case of Austin tele vision station KROC is waiting to be hookcdup to a main network Instead of coaxial cable KROC will use microwave relay stations and is planning to be on the air by Nov 1 with the NBC network Bob crt Cross Wednesday chief engineer Mid ;