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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 8 1953 This Paptr of Two One No 2M Communists Sign ROW Pact But South Koreans to Continue One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Some Vqgrqnt London Memories K flood of memories London memories surged in upon me the other day as I sat glued to my radio listening to Britains charming young queen pledge her full loyalty and her life to the 60000090 people who make up the British Comnionwealth of Na tions These thoughts of other days ranged from my first glimpse of that fabulous metropolis a quarter of a century ago or such a mat ter to a bleak cheerless Febru ary morning of last year This latter is the memory freshest in my for a reason other than that it was the last time I saw London It was the day King George IV died The remainder of my story about this is a bit embarrassing to me as one who has always liked to be lieve that he was above all else a reporter There have been times when I prided myself on my ability to smell a story as its some times staled But my performance on this occasion certainly cast some doubt on that nose for news claim Maybe youll remember the cir cumstances I know you will it I do just a little bit of coaching Old Haunti Revisited For several weeks and 1 guess months the king hadbeen ailing Between the lines in the guarded statements from the royal phy sicians it was quite clear that the monarchs ailment was something far more serious than a common cold Against this however was the fact that Princess Elizabeth and her handsome young husband the Duke of Edinburghhad been per mitted to start a good will jaunt designed to take them to distant lands under the Union Jack And therein as I shall explain later lay my undoing I remember shaking out of bed rather early that last day in Lon don With the dozen others in my factfinding mission I was sched uled to hop off about noon for the RheinMain airport near Frank fort the one which figured so largely in the famous Berlin air lift I was staying at the Grosvenor CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SEOUL fighting men today greeted news of settlement of the crucial prisoner of war issue with surprise wonder and whoops CplCarl H Hudson of Detroit Ive been over here 12 months looking forward to going home and like my big chance at Koreans Take Action Despite Plea by Ike SEOUL Korea gave flat notice Monday it in tends to continue the Korean War despite an urgent message from President Eisenhower that the UN and the wartorn republic are required to a truce on present terms US Troops Greet News With Whoops of joy Boy its wonderful shouted this looks last Go Home The first reaction of all soldiers interviewed was How soon can I go home The answer was disappointing for all Not until after a peace settlement which may be months be Pfc Tloger F Bennett of Toledo O said It seems too good to be true that the last issue has been settled Im glad for all of us es pecially the guys vho have been over here a long long time Bennett is with the veteran 2nd Division Marine Pfc Louis Salomons of Franklin Square NY exclaimed Im so dumbfounded J dont know what to say This is great news for the Marines Happiest of Life Whooped Marine Pfc D D Ivie of Meeker Colo This makes me happier than Ive ever been in my life I sure want to go home The Marines explained that from a sector on the Western Front they had watched the Panmunjoin area for many months while their hopes for an armistice faded Another Marine Pfc W E Goe of Atlanta said This is the best news Ive heard in a long long time Am I youd better believe Im home glad When do I go STORES ROBBED CLINTON MVTwo Clinton coun ty stores were robbed of more than sometime Saturday night South Korean President Syngman Rhee told Associ ated Press Photographer Fred Wa ters the Korean people will pay no attention to an impending ar mistice And his Cabinet and National As sembly crisis committee meeting behind locked doors resolved to continue the fighting and riot rec ognize any truce under present terms Bursts Anew The defiant South Korean oppo sition burst out anew shortly after UN and Communist negotiators at Panmunjom edged close to a full armistice by finally agreeing on exchange of war prisoners the last major hurdle before a truce Rhee told Waters Our boys are fighting the Com munists on the front and now they want to open the back door and let the Communists in that way I am being criticized by cept the Korean people In Washington Sen Knowland R Calif called on Rhee to face the facts as they are and accept truce terms Knowland chairman of the Re publican Policy Committee spoke out in the Senate after a group o senators had been briefed on Ko rean developments by Secretary of State Dulles The Cabinet and the crisis com mittee planned to return to Pusan the wartime capital to lay their decision before the Assembly Meanwhile Rhee issued a stale ment to the people warning against any violence or unpleas ant talk against UN personnel in Korea Rolling Swell As the opposition became a roll ing swell of resentment the leader of Rhees Liberal party in the As sembly said there will be allout nationwide demonstrations pa rades and mass meetings beginning at 9 am Tuesday He said banners and placards are being prepared Meanwhile a government spokes man said There will be absolutely no change in our policy of opposition to the armistice The Eisenhower letter is unrealistic in that Presi dent Eisenhower assumes that the lommunists will honor the terms of a truce agreement Monday wasoldtimers day of Centennial Week and homecomers from as far as the two coasts were here to take part in the pro gram celebrating Mason Citys 100th birthday The homecomers who included Meredith Willson honorary mayor and now Dr Willson having re ceived a graduate degree in music MISSIOWAPRESS Barbara Braheny Clear Lake was crowned Miss Iowa Press Photographer Saturday evening at the Iowa Press Photogra phers Association and the State University of Iowa short course meeting in DesMoines From Ieftare ElwinMusseriMason Gity GlobeGazette MissBraheny Eugene Cheney Nora Springsand Glenn Kellogg Clear Lake who sponsored Miss Braheny Musser who was elected vice president of the association won three awards in the associations annual picture contest He received second in the feature division third in pictorial and thirdm spot news Kellogg who is a GlobeGazette photographer by assignment took lop honors inthe pictorial division i Last StumblingBlock to Truce Is Cleared PANMUNJOM last big stumbling block to a Ko rean truce was swept aside Monday with the signing of a prisoner exchange agreement Agreement on a full armistice in the 3yearold war ould come tonight when Al ied and Communist negotia ors meet at 8 pm The prisoner agreement that of the 138000 Allied and Red A f captives those wanting to return iCdTldll home will be exchanged within 60 days after a truce is signed OLDTIMERS RENEW ACQUAINTANCESThe Music Hall was aG1ffifpfa morning as homecomers registered for Centennial Week After the registration the oldtimers had coffee and doughnuts and then huddled in little groups to to renew longtime friendships The Music Hall with lounging furniture plants and flow ers formed a homey atmosphere for the oldtimers Homecomers Return to City Band Festival Set Tuesday Centennial Celebration Gets Started ument agreed to prior to settleas civilians no later than six ment of the prisoner exchange ismonths after a ceasefire iUG Vi n ir lit nil Is ftn MONDAY NIGHT pm Unveiling of his torical window displays 8 by Mason City High School band in Central Park Recognition ceremony to honor descendants of first white set tlers Mr and Mrs John L Mc Millin Club his torical play Our Century at High School Auditorium TUESDAY am Concert Central a s o n City All Grade School Band Stanley L Davis conductor 10 a r a d e of Bands Queens and Floats pm Hanford Hotel Luncheons for visiting band masters and their wives and for the queen candidates Meredith and Mrs Willson guests of honor to Con certs and Special Events Cen tral Park 2 Roosevelt d i a m o n d baseball Algona Junior Legion vs Mason City Junior Legion Ad mission free queens appear in Central Park and are present ed from the band stand of rhe Central Park concerts pm Roosevelt Football Stadium opens forgrand entry of 100 bands Bruce Stengel of Wisconsin and his Baton the Manchester Marching B a n d Crowning of Miss North Iowa Meredith Willson the massed bands school Audi torium second showing of Wom ans Club play Our Century Quartet and the response by Mere dith Willson Four homecomers classified as Distinguished Guests had put in appearance before noon Monday They included Lester Barlow of Stamford Conn Ellsworth Kellj of Lakeland Fla Paul Prehn of Urbana IU andDean JayMac Gregor of the University of Omaha At 8 p m there will be a con cert in Central Park by the Mason 2ity High School Band During the intermission a presentation of a plaque to the descendants of the irst white couple to live in Mason City will take place At p m Monday orical windows in downtown stores are to be unveiled showing articles used by the pioneers Mondays program also includes he first showing of Our Cen ury the Womans club drama depicting the history of Mason ity at the high school auditorium at This drama is also to be jiven Tuesday and Wednesday nights With the hope that as many persons as possible may sec the tVomans Club play Our Cen ury Monday Tuesday and Wed nesday nights at in the High chpol Auditorium the Club is asking those who have taken re served seat tickets but do not plan o use them to turn them back he admission is free so there is 10 refund involved but turning ack tickets for seats that will not be used will be among the cour esies which Mason Cityans may at Parsons College Fairfield Sun day converged on the Music hall which is to be headquarters of the visitors throughout the week Homey Atmosphere With lounging furniture plants lowers and coffee urns the Music iall had a homey atmosphere as he registration of the visitors and oldtimers started early in the morning A welcome program was set for the afternoon with Ralph S Stanbery third generation of one of the first settlers giving the main address after welcomes by MayorHoward E Bruce D H ilzpalrick and the Rusty Hinge extend to visitors during Centennial Week Program Opens The Centennial program opened with a musical despite competition for rough weathei drew a tremendous crowd to Eas Park Thousands of others Jistenet to the programt over KGLO with Doug Sherwin as master of cere monies Meanwhile plans went forward Monday for the influx of 100 queens and100 bands the North Iowa Band estival Tuesday This the largest of all the giant lestivals ever hold in Mason City s expected to draw a tremendous number from the surrounding area Highlights of the program are the parade at 10 a m in which the 100 queens will ride in open cars with their bands For mer queens who are special guests of this Centennial event are also to be in the parade The parade will start at Slate and Del aware go south to 5th Street over o Federal and then north to 3rd Street Starling with the entry of the aands at p m the grand inale and the coronation of the new queen will take place at the Roosevelt stadium BOARD AT PARSONS FAIRFIELD UP The Parsons College Board of Trustees has lected three new members They are James S Schramm Burling ton Don Innes Bettcndorf and irnest Palmer Jr Ft Madison ClobcGnzelte photo by FIRST TO First among the oldtimers to register at the Music Hall Monday morning for Centennial Week were Effie Gamidge Asbury AsburyRoad and Roy V Harris 1026 3rd SW Mrs Asbury ah honorary hos tess was born in Mason City 70 years ago and Harris 76 years ago Terms of PANMUNJOM MTHere are the major terms of the armistice doc 1 An armistice will be signed et annumjom by Gen Mark Clark United hief Nations and the two Communist ommanders Marshal Kim H Sung of Nprtb Korea and Gen Peng Teh huai commander of the Chinese orces in North Korea 1 Hostilities will cease 1 hours after the document is signed 3 Within 72 hours troops are equipment will be withdrawn from i demilitarized buffer z o n e J ween the opposing armies 4 A demarcation line coinciding with the battle line will be drawn across the peninsula and troops ant equipment will be withdrawn two kilometers about 1V4 miles from each side of the lineto make u the buffer zone 5 A military armiitice commis sion would be created made up o five senior officers of both side and empowered to have genera supervision of the fruee 6 Both sides would h I f rein forcement of troops and equipment when the armistice becomes effec ive 7 Rotation of troops home would be permitted up to 35000 men per irionth 8 Headquarters of the military armistice commission would be at anmunjom and it would settle dis utes and reported truce violations through negotiations It would lave no chairman 9 A neutral nations supervisory commission would be established and the armistice commission would be empowered to call upon t to investigate reported truce 10 The neutral nations supervis ory commission would be made up of four senior officers two from ach side This commission woulc emade up of officers from Po and Czechoslovakia Sweden and iwitzerland They would go through teps 1 Be turned ever to fivenation neutral commission within60 days after a ceasefire 3 Spend 90 days in the eemmJs ions custody while agents five assurance about going home 3 If they still refuse remain in custody for 30 days while a politi al conference tackles the ques tion If it is unable to decide they would be freed The in accord withthe Allied principle of volun Iowa Struck by Tornadoes Rain Floods Some Parts BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent wind and rain storms ncluding at least six tornadoes ashed Iowa Sunday night caus ing severe flooding and great prop rty damage In the northwestsec ionsi There were no reports of deaths r injuries Tornadoes were re tried in the Havdock Sergeant Bluff and Terril areas of North ast Iowa and others near Cedar Rapids Newton and Webster City Rains of up to 8A inches sent trcams out of their banks and he Sioux City Weather Bureau is ued flood warnings for the Big iioux arid Floyd Rivers Near Arcadia Neb ten persons athered for Sunday dinner were killed when a tornado demolished farm house About The Weather Mason City Mild Tuesday High Tuesday 74 to 78 owa Generally fair Tuesday ex cept some cloudiness extreme south Minnesota Tuesday partly cloudy not so cool north GlobeGazette weather data up to a m Monday Maximum 66 Minimum 54 At 8 rfTlm 62 Precipitatioa Red prisoners who steadfastly re use repatriation would be released Seoul Bombed Meantime Communist planet bombed Seoul Monday rii0ht in the biggest raid the war narrowly missing Presi dent residence kitting two and One of the eight injured en American Michael Rougier Life Magazine photographer who was cut by flying glass when of four 1 250pound bombs that hH the capital struck near the Eighth Army press billets Other bombs hit en air field near Seoul The raiders swept in low and laid their first bomb 1000 feet from Rhees residence white the capitals lights still blazed was unhurt and unruffled1 The city was then blacked out antiaircraft guns opened up but the Fifth Air Force said no planes were shot down Three of the injured were in serious condition One of them was a Korean newsreel grapher ary that no lorce or threat of force shall be used against the Allied or Communistheld A total of 14200 Chinese and 32 180 North Koreans in UN prison camps have indicated they will re fuse repatriation The figure was revised downward from 48500 to al A lastminute message from President Eisenhower to President said he felt the UN and South Korea were required to accept h e present terms and warned Ihee against any South reckless adven Koreas armed ure by might The prisoner agreement was signed without ceremony in the iny truce hut by the chief dele UN Commands Lt Gens Villiam K Harrison Jr and Com munist Gen NamII Only minor administrative mat ers now stand in the way of an armistice and vt he re was little doubt at Panmunjom that his oric truce would reached hortly However thats only a ceasefire irelude to for which may take many months or rears Under the agreement a neutral lations commission of India Jzechoslovakia Poland Sweden nd Switzerland would take cus ody of Uie 46380 captives in lands who refuse to return to their Communist homelands Red agents will be permitted to make explanations to those pris ners about returning home Captiveswho still refuse repa rlation after 90 days of ons will be turned over po lical conference of belligerent ona After 30 days discussion by onference those who stfll sporn ommunism will then be given chr ian status and opportunity to 4o to a nationT ;