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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily Newspaper MASON GITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPII THAT MAKIS ALL NOITN IOWANS N I I 0 N I 0 t HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNI 2 IKS nit More Unrest Hits Ford Auto Union Claim They Resisted BrainWashing Hammarskjolds Efforts Lauded by Men at News Conference in Hawaii HONOLULU ffi Four American fliers chipper and ready to meet their families Thursday after more than two years in Communist Chinese prisons say they resisted brainwashing but pleaded guilty of violating Chinese air space In their first news conference since release Tuesday near Kong the airmen said they spent long periods in solitary confinement did not get letters from home until after the Geneva conference la aqmrner and thought Seer tary General Dag Hammarskjol was helpful in obtaining their free dom Asked if a confession was re quired at their trial Capt Harol E Fischer Swea City Iowa said No not at the Was there a confession befor the trial I believe Ill wait until I see m lawyer before answering that ques he replied Another airmar said Fischers reply would stan for all of them The four said they resisted at tempts to brainwash them Four Hours Lt Col Edwin Heller Wynne wood said knew w were be tried four hour before the trial We knew notion about it otherwise Our indictment was intruding into China for the harassment o the people and provocative attack They had all the aircraft We pleaded h said but declined to say whether their planes had come down in Chi nese territory Lets let that question ride fo a he said Otherwise the men talked freely All four were captured during the TEXT ON PAGI U The other two are Lt Lyle Cameron Lincoln an Lt Roland W Parks Omaha The nien said they playe along with Bed attempts to brain wash them but insisted they re mained unaffected Fischer said In my own case I dont feel have changed any since I was shot Better Treatment Heller said I think they the Communists were convinced we accepted the fundamentals After all we tried to please them so we could receive better Maj Gen Sory Smith Pacific Air Force commander struck sober note He told a small army of press radio and television men We have four men here There should be 15 Please keep that in Smith referred to 11 other Amer ican fliers still held captive by the Communists The implication was that anything the four mighl say might be used against the 11 The grim facts of their life in captivity failed to dampen the good humor of the news confer ence and the general merriment that followed through a private dinner party at the Hickam Club and a few hours on the town In Solitary Heller who limps from injuries fce received ia bailing out of his plane spent two years in a Chi nese hospital Fischer had 11 months in solitary confinement Parks 8 and Cameron said I had it soft I only had six All agreed they were treated bet ter than they had expected But that could mean as Fischer said I was glad I was Their food Heller said was the basic Chinese food rice This was varied with side dishes from seaweed to birds Their recreation after they came out of solitary confinement included two hours exercise daily and writing letters of which got through until after the Geneva conference in April 1954 71 Injured in Crash of Subway Trains NEW YORK UrtTwo subway ex press trains jammed wjlth workers enroute to downtown offices col lided Thursday and at least 71 per sons were injured Twelve re quired hospitalization The colli sion in which one southbound train rammed into the rear of the other occurred in a tunnel New Cases of Polio Total 240 WASHINGTON Public Health Service Thursday said that 240 new cases of polii were reported in the nation durinj the week ended May 28 It said this was slightly less than the 247 cases reported in the pre vious week but it was also the ughest number ofcases reported tor that particular week of May in any of the last five years The me dian figure for the last week in May since 1950 has been 144 cases Total Casts Total polio cases since Jan 1 stand at compared with ast year For the disease year1 starting April 1 this years toll has wen compared with 1133 ast year The service said that the wlio cases recorded since April l included M persons who had re ceived Salk 41 family associates of vaccinated children and 10 persons who had some de gree of prior contact with a vac cinated Shots The figures were announced as lie lagging polio vaccination pro ram moved toward full resump tion with the governments release f Salkshots for immediate use These shots were made by and Wyeth ories They were approved by the overnment once before but later eld for rechecMng The Public Health Service said the flow of vaccine will pick up apidly from now on It expects nough shots to be cleared for re ease in the next 30 days to take are of all first and second grade hildren SAME DATE1954227 BUek U AP Wirephoto LAST LAP TO happy group of people families of the four freed jet pilots wave from the steps of an Air Force Constellation early Thursday before the flight from Travis AFB to Hawaii Bottom to top left to Mrs W G Parks and son Dick Mrs Edwin Heller and Mr Parks Mr and Mrs Harold Fischer Mr and Mrs Rolland Cameron and their son Robert at upper left Three Persons Added to Iowa Highway Toll By The Aitoelitei Three persons including a 17 high school youth were tilled Wednesday on Iowa high ways Richard L Moore 30 Wapello was killed about when his car left Highway 92 just eas of and rolled severa iimdred feet A passenger Lowell Waters 38 Washington Iowa was hospitalized at Washington in scri ms condition The youth Arnold a 955 graduate of Lamont High School killed acar missed a turn on Highway 187 in Jackbone State Park near Straw ierry Point Authorities said Lin erwell was crushed against the steering wheel Ras Rassmussen Every died In twocar collision at a county road intersection near Mflford while he nd his wife and another couple were enroute to Spirit Lake to go fishing Rassmussens wife and Mr and Mrs Ben Steuben all of Everly ivere hospitalized at Spirit Lake L serious condition Authorities said the other car ivas driven by Arthur Bemier 54 DR JONAS A SALK Salk to Get i Criss Award ATLANTIC CITY N ation of the Dr C C Criss Mu ual of Omaha award to Dr Jonas E Salk developer of the vaccine against polio will be a feature of the American Medical Association convention here next Tuesday fore also of Everly emolished Both cars were News in Brief GIRLS BODY FOUND KALAMAZOO Mich autopsy Thursday showed that little Jeannie Singleton had been beaten and apparently choked to death by a sex deviate The bruised body of the 8yearold school girl was found late Wednesday in a lonely pine woods 15 miles north of Kala mazoo Jeannie left lame by an attack of rheumatic fever four years ago was last seen 10 days ago resting on a curb a block from her home here FURTHER QUESTIONING WASHINGTON UfhAir Force Capt Raymond Wool who denied taking bribes but said he filed false income tax returns faces further questioning about his activities The Senate Investigations Sub committee meantime recessed for Thursday its probe of alleged graft in connection with contracts for the purchase of uniform equipment for the armed forces PACK OF LIARS BOSTON sign on the safe in the office of Builders Spe cialties Co read Please do not open this safe as it contains less than Thieves ripped open tho safe anyway It contained TESTIFIES ON WHITE WASHINGTON WHenry Morgenthau has told Senate in vestigators that during his long tenure as secretary of the Treasury he had no reason to suspect that Harry Dexter White was a Soviet spy Morgenthau was a witness Wednesday before the Senate In ternal Security subcommittee The portion of his testimony made public after the closeddoor hearing dealt with White a former assistant secretary of the Treasury now dead V noon The gold medal and the check for will be given to him by Dr Slmer Hess presidentelect of the association V J Skutt Mutual of Omaha president and several other members of the board of udges headed by W Mayoof Rochester willbe Previous winners of the coveted award have been Dr Philip S Hench and Dr Ed ward C Kendall developers of cor isone Mayo Clinic joint winners in 1952 Dr Howard A Rusk renowned authority New York University and New York Times 953 W Earl Hall Mason City Iowa Jlobe Gazette for accomplish ments in field of safety 1954 739 Typhoid Cases in West Germany 5 Die HAGEN Germany UP An 2yearold woman died of typhoid ever Wednesday night raising the otal of West Germans killed by the typhoid epidemic to five Health officials reported a total I 739 cases in West Germany with 674 occurring in the Hagen Ruhr and other north Rhine West ihalia areas Hagen reported nine lew cases in the past 24 hours but fficials believed the epidemic was past its peak Vcicdrtdften Program Hit by Stevenson NEW YORK UP Adlai E Stevenson Thursday attacked the Eisenhower administration for its handling of the polio vaccination program and for what he termec its failure to provide adequate funds for medical research In a speech prepared for de ivery at ceremonies marking the dedication of the New York Uni versityBellevue Medical Centers new medical science building here Stevenson also outlined three portant points for developing a lational health program aided by federal funds Received Degrees Earlier Stevenson and 13 scien ists from this country and abroad including Dr Jonas E Salk de veloper of the antipolio vaccine vere awarded honorary degrees y the university Stevenson said he had nol bought to enter the vaccine con roversy but added that if any thing were predictable in our un certain world it was the immense and imperative demand that was round to follow discovery of a serum to check the spread ol polio Mrs Hobby Target I dont think it required any special clairvoyance to estimate the demand for the vaccine the upply and the hazards of produc ion and distribution orto foresee hat here was a situation above all ithers that called for foresight and meticulous planning and pre he said Stevensons reference to fore sight in the polio vaccine pro gram apparently was aimed at Mrs Oveta Gulp Hobby President Eisenhowers secretary of health education and welfare Mrs Hob by testified before a congressional committee that no one could have foreseen the vast public demand for the Salk vaccine Elkader OKs Booster Signal for Television ELKADER WElkader residents have voted to give the Carnes Bros Co a 15year franchise to operate a booster system to im prove television reception in the town The vote in Wednesdays special election was 21714 Television reception is poor in the town located in the northeast Iowa hills The booster service is sold to individuals on a service and installation fee basis Families of Men Land in Hawaii Reunion at Hickam Field HONOLULU GBThe families of four U S fliers landed in Hawaii Thursday for a joyous reunion aft er more than two years of anxious waiting while the pilots languished in Red Chinas prisons The four pilot veterans of the Korean at Hong Kong only the big blue and white Air Force plane land its happy human cargo at Hickam Air Force Base at Iowa New Uniforms The Col Edwin Heller Wynnewood Capt Harold E Fischer Swea City Iowa Lt Lyle Cameron Lincoln and Lt Roland W Parks Omaha were decked out in new Air Force uni forms They carried leis floral gar the kinsmen they had not seen since they flew away to war The fliers had told newsmen for the first time Wednesday of two years in prison of resisting brain washing but of pleading guilty to violating Red Chinas air Maj Gen Sory Smith Pacific Air Force commander was at the head of the greeting committee Hellers wife Judith was the first voff the plane Heller ran up the ramp embraced her and hung a lei neck Fischer followed greeting his mother and father Mr and Mrs Harold E Fischer Father and son pounded each other on the Dack Parks was right behind and em sraced his parents Mr and Mrs William G Parks and his brother Richard The flier gave each mem of his family leis Last man up was Cameron who gave hugs and kisses to his par ents Mr and Mrs Rolland G Cameron and his brother Robert House Committee OKs Postal Wage Increase WASHINGTON House Post Office Committee Thursday swiftly and unanimously approved an average per cent pay raise for postal workers The measure which was adopted by the Senate Wednesday by a 780 vote is a substitute for the per cent pay increase bill vetoed by President Eisenhower AP Wlrephoto COLLAPS1ST h i s was the scene in downtown Dallas late Wednesday when a three story building collapsed Three persons were killed and eight in jured A part of the building was being torn down when the accident happened Bulganin Tito Agree on China BELGRADE Yugoslavia Iff President Tito and Premier Bul anin signed a joint declaration Thursday night by urging creation of a world atmosphere which could lead to solution by peaceful means of the worlds outstanding Security Plan Is Pondered Cars Damaged at St Louis From Our Wire Serried Ford Motor Co has cleared way for a possible peaceful set tlement of the companywide strike threat by the CIO United Auto Workers by agreeing to the prin ciple of paying workers during periods of layoffs it was learned Thursday Union sources usually reliable said the new Ford offer made to the union Tuesday called for a 55 million dollar job security pro gram to be set up by the company over a threeyear period The fund would be used for pay ments to workers who had ex hausted their unemployment com pensation benefits Even while negotiators were working to reach a settlement la bor unrest was spreading through many Ford plants Wildcat strikes and company charges that some workers sabotaged operations punctuated the fourday truce in the union strike threat The day shift workers at be Mercury plant in Wayne walked out of the plant at problems Among these the declaration listed the satisfaction of the le gitimate rightsotthe Popples Re public of China with regard to The Soviet Union has long backed Red Chinas claim to Ihe Nationalist Chinese island for tress In a joint declaration bringing to an end their talks Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union declared that all nations of the world should make further efforts to negotiate outstanding problems Through such said the oint declaration an atmosphere vould be created which would at the same time make possible a solution by peaceful means of such urgent problems of the first mportance as that of an agreed settlement of the German question on a democratic basis in conform ty both with the wishes and inter ests of the tJerman people and with the interests of general se curity the satisfaction of the le gitimate rights of the Peoples Re ublic of China with regard to Tai wan i The declaration was issued after ito and Soviet Party Boss NiMta S Krushchev had put the final ouches on it at a last meeting in be SovietYugoslav conversations here 10 a m Unrtit Spreading Ford reported workers on the Mercury assembly line in St Louis sabotaged cars as they rolled along the assembly line The company s a i d at least 23 hoods were scratched by workers and an undetermined number of cars suffered damage in headliner upholstery tho cars Union leaders termed the ac tions unauthorized and ordered workers back on the job But the abor unrest appeared to be spreading CIO President Walter Reuther who also heads the huge auto workers union warned company officials the fourday truce was the last the union would grant He ordered the fourday extension of the current contract Wednesday to give the union a chance to thor oughly study a new Ford offer which relaxed the company stand against a guaranteed annual wage At the Metuchen plant a walk out of 30 maintenance men who set up picket lines forced closing of the plant idling some workers At the Rouge plant crane oper ators in the stamping division who idled workers with a walkout on the second shift Wednesday afternoon drifted away from their jobs again on the midnight shift and the day shift this morning But union officials at the head quarters of Local 600 ordered them back to the plant after they showed up at the union offices 5Ytars Out Carl Stellato president of Fords biggest local at the huge Rouge plant in Detroit told a workers mass meeting Wednesday after noon that a half dozen union econ omists were trying to evaluate the new Ford proposal On one point amid loud cheer ing from the estimated to Rouge plant auto workers Stellato said the UAW was ada mantly against any renewal of a fiveyear contract Were not going to delay the Hght for the shorter work week for five Stellato said The UAW has said its next proposal after the yeararound pay plan is reducing the present 40hour standard work week without loss of pay rl About AP Wirephoto DECORATION years ago Thursday 2nd Lt Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor making him the most decorated soldier of World War II At top Audie stands in the foreground as Lt Gen Alexan der Patch reads the citation Below Murphy receives the award at a recreated scene for a new movie about his life The Weather Mason City Showers Iowa Cloudy humid Minnesota Warmer HUMID Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum 64 Minimum 59 At 8 M Precip 27 YEAR AGO Maximum M Minimum 44 ;