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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Homa ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 31 1953 This o Two OM No 152 S t A Taft D Say Reds Pick Up Survivors Airman Says Soviets Shot Down Plane TOKYO American airman rescued from the sea a few miles off Siberia said his B50 bomber was shot down by Russian fighters Gen 0 P Weyland Far East Air Force AP Wirephoto THE GENERALS WIFE IS Mark Clark emiles broadly as she holds aloft a bouquet of roses pre eented to her when she and Gen Clark arrived in San Fran cisco Thursday from Tokyo Its a Vain Try i Reds Use Violence in Effort to Stop Food BERLIN goon squads resorted to vio lence Friday in a vain effort to stem the tide of hungry East Germans crossing into West Berlin for their Eisenhower commander said Friday Moscow said Thursday Soviet fighters exchanged shots with a B50 over Vladivostok Later Friday the US got infor mation that Soviet vessels picked up a number of survivors from the plane The State Department an nounced it has protested to Mos cow against the shooting down of the B50 and asked an immediate renort from Russian authorities on the condition of the survivors and plans for releasing them Lt John E Roche of Washington D C told Weyland the bomber was shot down shortly after a mabout 40 miles off the Rus sian coast Training Mission The Air Force said the plane a navigational training food packages Strongarm gangs at crossing points in the So viet sector of Berlin and attacked returning EastGermans The Red thugs tried to snatch the food par cels and identitypapers of the re turnees The violent tactics were adopted after threats of r reprisals and prison failed to dim the defiance of Soviet Zone residents some of whom traveled hundreds of miles to get the food The Communists themselves dis closed the gangs grabbed food arid identity papers Communist police also stopped the returning hunger marchers confiscated food parcelsand took names Thousands of packages were donated by their owners to the West German unemployed under pressure from Red police The Reds also sent 100 picked agitators to an American Sector labor office in an effort to incite about 1000 unemployed West Ber liners to march on the food distri bution points and demand pack ages for themselves Sentenced for Beating Old Man BEDFORD A Todd 54 former ward attendant at the Taylor County home here pleaded guilty toa manslaughter charge Fridayin the death of Charles Hamm 92yearold patient at the home who allegedly was beaten to death Todd was l sentenced by District Judge H J Kittelman to eight years in the Iowa Penitentiary and fined Toddhad been held in the coun ty jail on a murder charge since July 13 the day after the elderly man died The state charged that the ward man became angry when Hamm violated some rules that he tied the elderly patient to his bed and beat him with wet towels and his fists Tell Payment for Bombing ROCK ISLAND HI W Hear ings for four men charged with conspiracy in the bombing of two automobiles in Rock Island have been continued until Aug 11 The bombings on July 9 were the first incident of violence in the strike of AFL printers against four QuadCity newspapers After a hearing Thursday Police Magistrate Walter E McBride di rected the continuance The pur pose was to allow attorneys time to file briefs on the admissibility of a statement which Acting Police Chief Lawrence Jones testified was given by one of the defendants Alex MacLean of Rock Island Both States Atty Bernard J Moran and Jones quotes MacLean as saying Otter was paid on each of two occasions and the July 9 bombings took place shortly thereafter Defense Atty was on mission Weyland said he personally in terviewed the rescued copilot Roche was snatched from the water by a Navy destroyer the Picking after having been in the water 11 hoursand spending an other 11 hours in a boat dropped by a search plane Weylands headquarters said Roche wasin good physical con dition and had only bruises on his head and face suffered when he bailed out of the bomber Minister and Accuser Meet at Hearing Again Denies Tie With Communism WASHINGTON W The Rev Jack Richard McMichael con fronted by a man who accused him of being a onetime Communist Friday told the House UnAmeri1 can Activities Committee I dont know him The accuser was Manning John son a middleaged Negro He was called to the witness stand only a few feet from the young Metho dist minister shortly after Me Michael repeated his testimony of Thursday that he didnt recall the man by name Wants to See Him If I were to see him perhaps I could tell you if I ever saw him before McMichael had said Chairman Veldc RI11 had an aide bring Johnson into the room When McMichael said he didri1 Death Removes Key Figure From Senate Morse to Vote With GOP in Organizing Senate AP Wirephoto DIES OF Robert A Taft of Ohio died Fri day morning in New York hospital of cancel Taft lapsed into a coma Thursday night from which he didntrally His sons were at his side when death came NEW Robert Tnft symbol of Republicanism dux Friday of The end camepeacefully for the 63ycnvokl Ohio Republican about 13 hours after he had lapsed into a deep coma At his side were his four sons Tafts condition suddenly had be como critical just four days ago Then except for brief intervals his strength failed rapidly Not un til the end did New York Hospital disclose the cause Quiet at the End Sen Tafts life came to nn etui quietly arid without pain at am July ill 1053 the hospital said tenth was the result of widespread highly malignant rap Idly growing tumors Tufts widow Martha was un iiblo to be with him in his last hours Herself seriously 111 as a result of a stroke three years ago she was at their home inWashington too sick to mnko another trip She had been flown hero for a visit Tuesday No funeral plans were announced immediately for the senator son of President William Howard Taft Two ot the senators sons Wli linm Howard Tnft III ambassador to Ireland and Horace Taft left for Washington shortly after their father died presumably to funeral plans with their mother Another son Lloyd was staying in Now York with Tnfts body while the fourth Robert was re turning home to Cincinnati Tafts death came in a new and major chapter in his job of majority Senate floor leader in the first Republican administra tion in 20 years His illness however forced him to give up the active leadership Inst June Damo Majority His death leaves tho Senate far the timo a ono Jack Kerwin ar gued that MacLean gave no state ment voluntarily and it should not The plane carried 16 other crew men The search for more sur vivors was abandonedFriday Moscow charged Thursday that a BSOflew over the Siberian coast near the big port of Vladivostok Wednesday and opened fire as two Soviet fighters rose to intercept it In a stronglyworded note deliv ered to the U S Embassy Moscow said the fighters returned the fire and the bomber disappeared in the direction of the sea Not Violated The note demanded that the US government see to it that Russias frontier is not violated and that the guilty fliers be punished U S State Department officials in Washington declined to com ment The B50 was from the 343rd Stra tegic Reconnaissance Squadron based at Forbes Air Force Base at Topeka Kan It was on tem porary duty with the Far East Air Forces and had been operating from Japan Roche was picked up fronv a small rescue boat dropped Thurs day night by an Air Force plane The Air Force said he was about admitted 40 miles south of Cape Povorotny rAII About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy warm er and humid through Saturday Iowa Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness occasional showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 77 Minimum 67 At 8 aim 73 Precipitation 01 TEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 52 know him Johnson said Take a good look I took a good look McMichael replied I dont recognize him by his name or by his appearance McMichacl a 36yearold preach er from Upper Lake Calif as sailed his hearing Thursday as un American and unChristian He said The whole procedure was based on a principle that would have condemned by asso ciation Hard Man to Quiet The lanky witness quick in speech and a hard man to quiet gave the committee what one member Rep Clardy called an exasperating day During the hearing the 36year old Georgiaborn preacher assert ed he is not now and never has been a Communist He shouted that two former Communists who branded him as a Red were liars and perjurers and ought to be so charged and tried Id appreciate your producing them and letting me look at them he thundered They arc my accusers Im an American and Id like to confront them House Group Approves Increasing Debt Limit But Predict Rough Going by Senators GenMacNider Much Better Maj Gen Hanford MacNUlcrs condition was reported as much improved Friday He spent his best night it was said since he suffered a stroke Tuesday evening His son Tom reported Thursday afternoon that the general had been signing business papers from his hospital bed and that there was no indication of paralysis WASHINGTON House Ways and Means Committee ap proved with lightning speed Friday President Eisenhowers request to increase the national debt limit by The vote was 17 to 6 to approve the increase Fourteen Republicans and three Democrats voted for the measure Five Democrats and one Republi can voted against it Two Demo crats Reps Noble J Gregory Ky and A Sidney Camp did not vote With adjournment fever running high the committee acted less than 24 hours after Mr Eisenhower sent a special message to Congress ask ing that the debt limit be raised from to 000000 The President said the national debt is expected to exceed 000000000 before the scheduled re turn of Congress next January House leaders were prepared to call the bill up quickly for action on the House flopr House Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr RMass said he was sure the House wouk approve the measure The situation was different in the Senate however Many sena tors including some Republicans said they were determined to op pose the Presidents request There was some question about whether the Senate Finance Committee would approve it The Senate Finance Committee where there was strong opposition to increasing the national debt planned an afternoon meeting to take up the proposal Some Repub Scales Mountain JASPER first successful climb in 14 years to the summit of Aft Robson the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies was reported Friday Five young men from the United States scaled the summit of tho 12872foot peak Tuesday The mountain is near the AlbertaBritish Columbia boundary 250 miles west of Edmonton The five were Don Claunch Seattle Jon Garclcy Studio City Calif Jack Lanser Brooklyn N Y Derritt Lratt Inglcwood Cajif and Norman Sanders Glendale Calif House Okays Compromise on Budget for Foreign Aid WASHINGTON House approved a foreign aid bill compromise Friday 237156 The bill carrying almost 700 millions dollars less than President Eisenhower asked now goes to the Senate A SenateHouse conference committee settled on the early Friday in icans indicated they would side with the Democrats to oppose the measure Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson called the Presi dents request startling and com plained because it was made at ihe last minute Nevertheless he said I do not believe we can refuse to re main in session and study a prop osition which the President of the United States considers so impor tant The debt ceiling now is fixed by law at Mr Eisen hower proposed thatCongressin crease it to He said that with the debtnow near ing the increase is necessary to avoid going over the limit while Congress is in recess for the next five months Despite our joint vigorous ef forts to reduce expenditures it is inevitable that the public debt will undergo some further increase the President said in his riiessage to Congress late Thursday More Red Protests AP Wirephoto DETERMINED TO ona cornice 10 floors up Herman Robles 30 a tuberculosis patient at Triboro Hospital in New York prepares to leap to his death Police and firemen hold a safety net in the street but Robles jumped beyond the net on to the street POWs Alerted for Return PANMUNJOM Korea UP Peiping Radio announced Friday the Communists had alerted the first group of American prisoners to prepare for the 200mile journey to Panmunjom and Freedom The official voice of Red China said British French Turkish and other nonKorean captives also had been advised to get ready for the trip The broadcast named only three of the prisoners who will ride on the first convoy They were two AmericansrSamuel S Thomas medic and a Robert Gleason and British prisoner Elbcrt Camp bell Their ranks and were not given They were expected to arrive in the Communist base camp at Kae song before the scheduled Aug 5 start of Operation Big Switch the exchange of 12000 Allied prisoners for 74000 North Korean and Chinese held by the United Na tions Meantime the Communists brought their complaints of sup posed truce violations by the Al lies to an even dozen Maj Gen Blackshcar M Bryan senior UN delegate on the Military Armistice Commission said the Reds latest protests involved al leged flights by Allied planes over the 2V4 mile wide dcmilitarizec zone Wednesday night and early Thursday morning Bryan said both sides agreed a the onehour and 56 minute meet ing on permitting civil police to enter the buffer zone within 36 hours after the line of demarca tion has been marked the congressional drive for adjournment However the death of Sen Rob ert A Taft left virtually no chance the lawmakers could wind up tlie session this weekend The House before accepting the foreign aid bill narrowly rejected a motion to cut it still further An attempt to trim 211 millions out of it was turned down by a vote of 200192 Ten ot the JIi government money Jills already have gone to the White House and two more remain n conference committees seeking 0 resolve SenateHouse differ ences One carrying funds for the Slate tommcrce and Justice Depart ments has been deadlocked for weeks over one issue Whether or not to provide funds for federal aid to airport construction The other a catchall measure carrying funds for such things as civil defense and overseas infor mation program and Korean reha bilitation passed the Senate only Thursday Three major legislative propos als in the administration must list are still in the congressional machinery One is the Presidents request for special authority to permit the immigration of Iron Curtain refu gees and other aliens The Senate bill would admit 209000 in the next three years the House bill 217000 in the same period A bill to extend the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act for a year beyond last June 12 has been dead locked in a SenateHouse confer ence for Senate has balked at House provision to add a seventh member to the Tariff Commission Still In conference too is a fam ine relief bill Ike Calls Death of Taft Tragic Loss to Country WASHINGTON OP Priidnt caiUd death of San Robtrt A Tart Friday tragic lots to America Within an hour afttr announce mtnt of Ohio senators death In New York President and Mrs drove from the House to the home of Mrs Taft In Georgetown to expreit their sympathy Elsenhower issued this stater mtnt The passing of Robert A Taft is tragic loss to America The brilliant son of our 17th President Sen Taft iierved the people of and the nation with distinction 4ind integrity He will be greatly missed on Capitol Hill where his unim peachable character and his vast knowledge of the business of good government played siicK an important part in congressional decisions over manyyears The Senate has lost one of its leading members of all time The American people have lost truly great citizen and I have lost awise counselor and val ued friend r Mrs Elsenhower and I ex tend Jo Mrs Taft and the family our heartfelt sympathies in the personal toss that they have sus tained m a n Democratic majority 47 Democrats 46 Republicans and one Independent In describing the senators lost grim fight for life the hospital said The first symptoms were pnins in the legs later localized in the left hip These symptoms hiul their onset in the latter part of April 1953 ami in the beginning were very obscure The final hospital bulletin avoided the use of the dread word cancer but it was an established fact Taft was a cancer victim The description of the malignancy also fitted the ravages of cancer The disorder was accompanied by a severe anemia requiring many transfusions Some of the areas of involvement were benefit ted by treatment and there wero brief periods of general improve ment However the disease could not be controlled and eventually prog ressed relentlessly despite the ap plication of all the therapeutic weapons available to modern sci ence Taft is the second Republican senator to die within a week Sen Charles W Tobey of New Hamp shire died last Friday GOP Appointee A GOP appointee is expected to succeed Toby the New Hamp shire Republican But Tafts native Ohio has a Democrat Frank J Lausche as its governor and Lausche is ex pected to name a Democrat to succeed Taft Should these expectations ma terialize the Senate lineup would be 48 Democrats 47 Republicans 1 Independent However the Independent Sen Wayne Morse of Oregon said after Tafts death that he would vote with the Republicans if the issue of Senate control arose He said the nation had elected Republican administration and be felt ethical obligation to voto ;