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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NO R T H IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Aiiocltled Presi and United Vntt Full Seven Centi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 1953 This PaperCOiuittf of Two Okay Proposal or Well Fight UN Negotiators Are Seeking Minor Changes in Truce Plan FROM THE WIRE SERVICES PANMUNJOM negotiators proposed minor modi fications to the Communists latest truce plan Saturday and the Reds called a 24hour recess to think it over An informed source said the Americans suggested the minor changes during a meet ing of truce negotiators the 22nd held here since the talks were re opened last April 26 The United Nations delegation was an allAmerican group be cause the session again was boy cotted by the South Korean dele gate whose government threatens to ignore a ceasefire which would leave Korea divided and allow Chi nese Communists to remain on Ko rean soil Even in the face of adamant South Korean opposition to the cur rent truce pattern the Allies pressed on toward agreement with the Communists on the last details of an armistice The informed sources statement that the changes suggested by Lt Gen William K Harrison chief UN truce negotiator and his sistanls gave weight to reports leaking through the curtain of sec recy that an agreement ending the fighting may be only days away After hearing the Allied answer to the counterproposal which the Communists had given to a May 25 UN formula North Korean Gen Nam U head of the Red team cautiously called a recess until 8 oam SHOTS pm CST Saturday Apparently Nam was not em powered to make impromptu com ments The secret sessions concern elab orate plans for settling the fate of some 48000 North Korean and Chi nese captives who do not want to return to Communism Their plight has been the only obstacle to a trucein Korea The United Nations has promised to protect them from forcible return while the Communists have in sisted they have nothing to fear In Western and Communist cap itals around the world hopes mounted that the end of the bloody Korean War in before the conflict winds up its third year on June 25 AP Wirephoto TIMETABLE OF THE KOREAN WAR charts the activities of the Korean War since the North Korean invasion of South Korea in June 1950 to the present truce talks at Panmunjom Probe on Reds Printing of U S Occupation Money WASHINGTON Sen Mundt RSD said Saturday he has ordered a new investigation of how the Russians were able to use plates borrowed from the US government to print money by the bale which this country had to redeem Mundt said prior inquiries have established that someone in the government lent occupation currency plates to Kussia in 1945 but thai no one has ever developed the inside story of how it was en gineered The senator who has been in charge of the inquiry for the Sen ate investigations subcommittee said he plans a thorough grilling of pastand present officials of the International Monetary Fund about the loan to Russia of printing plates to produce occupation cur rency for the Allied forces in Europe during and after World War II Itfundt and Sen McCarthy R chairman of the subcommit tee said they plan extensive ques tioning of Frank Coc the funds former secretary who Friday refused to tell the subcommittee whether he ever spied1 for the Communists Coe is to return to the witness stand at a public hearing Monday day The blaze was discovered at a m by Mrs Lyle Brones who was awakened to help an aunt who was ill Mrs Brones saw the flames too late to save the station Fire Destroys Joice Building and Livestock destroyed the Hor mel and Brones livestock buying station in Joice early Saturday morning An estimate of the darn age had not been made The 60 by 40 foot framebuilding was completely burned and with it wentsome 18 to 20 head of hogs vu um iivm arid five or six head of cattle Four were picked up by watchers there or five large truckloads of live and bundled off to hospitals stock had been hauled away Fri Most of the crewmen suffered shock burns or minor injuries Big Tanker Sliced in Collision WILMINGTON Del of Americas largest seagoing tank ships was sliced in two early Satur day in a collision with another giant oil carrier in Delaware Bay Eighty two crewmen of 86 aboard the two ships that burst quickly into flames leaped into the water or boarded lifeboats and were res cued The Red Cross listed Joseph Donnelly 45 of Marcus Hook Pa a crewman making his first trip as the only one known dead Sinks to Bottom The bow of the tanker Phoenix sank to the muddy bottom of the Delaware River 40 miles south of Philadelphia Still flaming at dawn the ship lay a blackened and charred hulk a few hundred yards from the New Jersey shore Only a few years old the Phoe nix had a capacity of ninemillion gallons of petroleum products and when she was launched was the nations largest A shiplength or two away the 11081ton tanker Pan Massachu setts burned fiercely Her main deck had sunk almost to the water level and her keelwas on or close to the bottom The ships costing several mil lion dollars each appeared to be complete wrecks Both were owned and operated by the National Bulk Co of New York The collision appeared to have resulted from a mixup in signals between the two ships moving in opposite directions survivors said So intense were the fires and so great the columns of black smoke rising skyward that watchers on shore said the stars were blotted out The high rescue percentage was a tribute to a night of heroic work by the Coast Guard and residents and volunteer groups on both sides of the riverbay that leads from the port of Philadelphia to the At lantic Ocean Summoned by flamelit skies many persons manned small boats to cruise as close as possible to the wrecks picking up swimming sailors Some crewmen swam to on each side of the river SENTENCED FINED DES MO1NES WVSasto D Bat so shpotmg from the building next tani 38 convicted Monday of door and spread the alarm It was second violation of the state liquor law Friday was sentenced to six Firemen from Hanlohtown and months in the Polk County jail and Lake Mills were called to assist fined by District Judge O S the local department Franklin Investigate Fireworks Blast HOUSTON W Houston Mayor Roy Hofheinz ordered an investi gation Saturday after 40000 pounds of holiday fireworks blew up Friday killing four injuring 73 and caus ing damage estimated at three mil lion The mayor said Its news to that a fireworks storage place operate in the The explosion smashed practical everything in the block surround ing the Alco Fireworks and Special ty Company warehouse At least a dozen homes blazed fired by flying wreckage Other homes gaped openly on crowdfilled streets their windows ripped out roofs stripped and sides sheared away The blast was accompanied by a towering mushroom cloud of white smoke The cause apparently can be traced to a hammer being used by Kenneth B Williams 35 Alcos general manager He had minor injuries He was driving nails into the framework of a pressedpaper display containing explosives I either hit thegerb cylinder with the hammer or struck a spark off one of the nails Williams said The whole place was blownup in 15 seconds The charred bodies of the four in the ruins of a small cottage that had stood only 20 feet from the warehouse In Park Sunday Night Musical Salute Begins Centennial Celebration After a musical salute to the Centennial in East Park Sunday evening Mason Cityans will begin the celebration of its 100th year with a tremendous welcomeior homecom Monday Continuing through the week and the follow REPATRIATED POW ON ry A Cutting 25 of Los Angeles repatriated prisoner of the Korean War and his bride the former Barbara Gayle Miller 17 of Hollywood began their honeymoon at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas Saturday with all expenses paid Because he wasthe first repatriated prisoner of war to be married in the Nevada resort town Cuttings honeymoon bills are being paid by Las Vegas strip hotel owners He was the Eeds from Dec 21 1950 un til April 26 1953 ing Sunday the celebration will go presenting the story of Mason Citys past in drama pa floats and old time music while at the same time paying homage to youth rhythm and gor geous queens the symbols of the uture Centennial March Meredith Willsons Centennial March composed for this occasion will be played by the Municipal Band at an East Park concert Mon day evening at 8 Appearing with he band will be the Chamber of Commerce chorus and womens semichorus who will sing among other numbers Mrs Ann Otzen Buttons Mason City Centennial Song A vast amount of preparation has jeen made to welcome the home lomers a special program for North Korean Battalion Rips Through Main Allied Defense SEOUL beefedup NorthKorean battalion ripped througha main line Allied position on the Eastern Front Saturday and held stubbornly against counterattacking South Koreans Some 750 to 1000 Reds overran three HOK outposts ahead of the line then slammed through I o Jets bet New Time to England FA1RFORD AIR BASE Eng land ff An American B17 Strat ojet Bomber streaked across the Atlantic in five hours and 22 min utes Saturday setting a speed rec ordof575miles per hour for the nonstop US England flight It was the last of a flight of 45 of the sleek sweptwing USAF atom bombers to land at this air base in and the third Saturday to break the US England record The 15 planes landing here com pleted a mass flight of strato jets of the 306th Medium Bombardment Wing along the 3 120mile sky route from Limestone Me to Fairford The crew of the fastestflying plane consisted of the planes reg ular commander Capt James B Carter 28 of Charleston SC and two other officers Two other B47s settransatlan tic records in each case they only stood a few hours One of the first planes to land did the trip in five hours30 clipping six minutes off a record set Friday It was rapidly followed by another B47 which crossed in five hours 29 minutes the lineitself in four spots east of Lukes Castle where bloody fight ing has raged for a week the 8th Army said Another North Korean battalion tore into a South Korean outpost on bloody ridge on the EastCen xal Front The ROKs met the at ack ahead of the outpost but were hurled back in desperate handto hand fighting the Army said Counterattacking ROK 12th Di vision battle almost steadily since the Reds back about 250 yards but were cut short as the North Ko reans hurled grenades from higher slopes Fighting has been almost con tinuous on the Eastern Front hill mass since Monday night when he North Koreans got their first oothold on the tip of Lukes Castle terrain Despite repeated South Korean counterattacks the Reds lashed further ahead and now hold about onehalf of the forward ridge of the Castle Ike Presides in GbP Defeat WASHINGTON Wl DwightD Eisenhower who led the Republi cans to victory last November pre sided overa GOP defeat Friday night With the Chief Executive looking on after the first ball Republican members of Congress ost to the Democrats 32 inanup roarious five inning benefit base ball game in Griffith Stadium GOP pitcher GlennDavis Wis consin had the Democrats1 well in hand 20 until thefatal fifth The De mocra is pushed a cross two runs and then with the score tied Davis walked Rep Mendel Rivers of SouthCarolina to fill the bases He hit the batter Rep Hugh Ad donizio of New Jersey on the hand to forcein the winning run rAII About The Weather Iowa Sunday partly cloudy and farmer scattered thundershow west Mason City Sunday increasing cloudiness and warmer Mlnnwott Sunday partly cloudy and warmer Globe Gazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 61 i Minimum 42 At 8 am 55 SURRENDERS Geore F an turrtn dered Chicago on that he took two million from tome 300 investors m en oil motion scheme He has in dicated on charges that he used the mails in fraud leheme SUNDAY 8 p m East Park concert Mason City Municipal Band L Stewart director Mason City Chamber of Com merce male chorus and womens semichorus Clayton L Wornson Featuring the Mason City Centennial March by Mere dith Willson the Iowa Centennial March by Kar L King and the Mason City Centennial Song by Mrs Ann Otxen Sutton MONDAY 9 a m showing of Centennial film and Railroad film in dining room of First Congrega tional Church 2 p projj ram p m Unveiling of his torical window displays 8 p m Concert by Mason City highschool band in Central Park Recognition to honor descendants of first white set tlers Mr and Mrs John L Me Millin p Club his torical play Our Century at High School auditorium OK Airlift for Airmen to Centennial Mason City airmen in the Air orces Flying Training Command willbe afforded a free trip home next week to enable them to take part in the citys Centennial ob ervance according to a telegram Saturday by Dick Mettler airport manager The wire signed by General Harper of the Flying Training Command headquarters at Scott field j 111 said all Mason City men under his jurisdiction desiring to be home for part of the Centennial can use Air Force facilities to get here The telegram added that an airlift has therefore been author zed and planes will be made avail able to get the mento Mason City iither Tuesday orWednesday Mettler stated that the use of the Dlanes was authorized apparently jecause the flights would coincide with the training of the men in volved Just how long the men would be allowed to remain in Ma son City was not revealed whom will be held at the Music Hall Monday at 2 pm On this occasion the visitors will be welcomed by Mayor Howard E Bruce in behalf of the city and by DH Fitzpatrick in behalf of the home townold timers The com munitys welcome song will be sung by the Rusty Hinge quartet The response will be by Meredith Willson Piano music Will be pro videdby Mrs J E Stinehart Then and Now Ralph S Stanbery will speak on Mason City Then and Now The Mason City Centennial song will be sung by a high school double quartet following which there will be further reminiscenses by old Bleacher Seats Crippled or handicapped per will have seats on the in Central Park and transportation to rhe Centennial Band Festival parade itwas re vealed Saturday by T Henry Hvattum of the Exchange Club CaYdt have been sent to many Hvattum said but if others need transportation asked that they telephone him at 707 The Cham berof Commerce has made the special seating arrangements timers The invocation will be by Dr Loyd Gustafson and the bene diction by the Rt Rev Msgr Pat rick F Malone of St Joseph Catholic Church Mondays events will include the unveiling of historical window dis plays in downtown stores At 8 pm there will be a concert in Central Park by the Mason City High School Band During the in termission a ceremony will be held honoring the first while settlers whose descendants will be prescnl and receive a special plaque in recognition of the occasion Monday evening also will see the first showing of the Womans Club historical play Our which is to be given three nights at the high schoolauditorium NAMED PRESIDENT LAKE WEST OKOBOJI flMrs Vinnie Olson Superior Friday was named president of the Iowa Branch of the National League of District Postmasters 2 Senators Back Tafts Suggestion WASHINGTON tfi S e n a t o r s Wiley RWis and H Alexander Smith RNJ endorsed Saturday a proposal by Sen Taft ROhio hat the U S seek a military al iance with Britain France and other Allies to counter Commu nism in the Far Wiley chairman of the Senate foreign Relations Committee said in an interview he thinks an al iance similar to the North At antic Treaty Organization in Eu rope ought to be formed in the Pacific Under UN But whereas Taft suggested the U S disentangle itself from the UN to form such a Far Eastern pact Wiley said it ought to be undertaken under the UN char ters provision for regional arrange ments We have separate treaties with Australia New Zealand Japan and The Philippines Wiley noted The time is coming when all ot these nations should be drawn along with England and France nto a NATO for the Pacific in a separate Wiley said U S Allies in Europe have sharply increased their defense expenditures in the last three years despite slim pocketbooks and aid this held out hope that even those NATO Allies with fewest resources arc pulling and wil continue to pull their full share of our mutual security load Stronger Agreements Smith who heads a foreign rela ions subcommittee on Che Far East said he always had been in favor stronger mutual security agreements in the Far East He said this might take the form ol a military alliance such as Tafl suggested But the New Jersey senator said he has some doubt that the U S would want to agree as it did in the NATO pact thai an attack on any one of the mem aers would be regarded as an at ack on ail He pointed out that the French already are under Communist at tack in Indochina adding that he doesnt believe this country would want to send troops to that area although it already is helping the French with military supplies FIGHTER FALLS NAPLES Italy WVAn Italian Mustang fighter plane exploded in midair Saturday and plunged in lames into a Naples apartment house A woman was killed and 11 persons were injured Ike Calls Session to Koreans Tell Their Proposal SEOUL Syngman Rhee Saturday unveiled his own dan for ending the fightingin Ko eav The South Korean executive ailed it a counterproposal to an xpectedtruce agreement unac his government Rhee said if his proposal is not ccepted We must be allowed to ontihue to fight The South Korean counterpro posal calls for withdrawal of both lommunist and Allied troops from orea with the understanding that r S aid will be automatic and nstantaneous i in event of any at ack upon Korea It also asked the U S to main ain its present air and naval orces in Korea and to supply arms ammunition and logistical iupport to South Koreas armed orces Scriousrww The seriousness with which United States regards tSouth Ko eas objections was reflected in t meeting President Eisenhower tailed with Secretary of State Dulles and high defense advisers The White House declined to comment on the meeting The conference lasted 65 min utes White Press Secre tary James C Hagerty said there would be no statement It was understood vthe While House conferees were working on a replyto a letterto Mr Eisen hower from Rhee Rhees government threatens to ignore anyceasefire which would leave Korea divided and allow Chinese Communists to remain on Korean s6il r While the White House meeting was stillin progress South Korean Ambassador You Chan Yang said in a formalstatement that the em assy had been advised by Rhee he is determined that Korea will never sign an armistice agree ment whichwill leave thecountry divided Must Fight Yang later told areporter that even if the armistice agreement s signed there is no other alterna ive but for us to go on fighting He reiterated that South Korea feels it is being sold down the river under the Allied armistice plan that his government would never sign that death war rant as suchV Yang predicted the United Na tions is to yield further concessions toithe Communists An spokesman said Rhees position was communicated to the embassy Saturday morning Yang said the statement was be ing issued in response to reports Rhee had said SouthKorea would sign the armistice agreement We have been definitely advised by President Rhee that he has never made such statements rath er he determined that Korea will never sign such an agreement which will leave the country div and permit the Chinese Com munists to occupy the northern part of our country Split Widening Adamant j statements by the South Koreans indicated the split jetween the United States and South Korea over the Allied truce plan is widening Officials here believed the South Koreans would attempt to unify Korea by force even the Allies ign a truce with the Communists Seeks New Trial for Rosenbergs NEW YORK UP Emanuel attorney for convicted atomic energy spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg gave notice to he U S attorneys office Saturday hat he will seek a new trialfor the couple on the ground that new evidence in the case his been discovered SAMI DATImtNI ;