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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Pitss Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 1953 Tnla 1apcr Consists of Two One No 214 Douglas Grants Stay to Atom Spies Truce Agreement Reported Fighting at Front Slackens A Slight Mistake DALLAS Rev John Shanks youth director at Cliff Tem ple Baptist Church here was called on to substitute for the pastor at a wrdding It was a busy night Shanks arrived just in time to es cort the couple to the office He hadnt troubled to bring a Bible be cause there was always one on the ministers desk This time there wasnt He spied a book that looked like a Bible grabbed it went through the ceremony from memory After saying I pronounce you man and wife he looked down and saw he was holding The Funeral Encyclopedia U S Steel Boosts Prices May Raise Cost of Living PITTSBURGH Pa S Steel Corp boosted steel prices an average of a ton Wednesday presaging indus trywide hikes which could send the nations living costs spiraling Big Steels action came five days after it granted Hogan Quits His National Demo Post Two Iowa Jobs Are Now Vacant DUBUQJE Wl Michael P Ho gan 48 Dubuque insurance man announced Wednesday he has re signed as Iowa Democratic na tional committeeman The res ignation is effective immediately Hogan who has been committee man two years said his action was taken because of the press of private business This means that the Democratic State Central Com mittee has both the committeeman and committeewoman positions to fill possibly both at a meeting in Des Moines Saturday Mrs Alberta Metcalf Kelly of Nicholas has been endorsed by the first congressional district Demo cratic central committee to suc ceed the late Mrs Florence Lynch of Sioux City as committeewoman Mrs Kelly is first district vice chairman Hogans resignation comes as a surprise to political followers For that reason no one has yet been mentioned as his successor In his resignation Hogan emphasized his oftenexpressed desire to see more people interest themselves in pol itics and do a job for their govern ment SVjcent hourly pay in crease to 170000 employes represented by the CIO United Steelworkers It is the first rise in basic steel prices since a 55day strike last summer which ended after the un ion won a 21Mcent hourly pay package increase Other steel producers are ex pected to follow U S Steels lead and raise prices They probably will adhere to a similar scale However President C M White of Republic Steel Corp says his firm plans an increase of to a ton Industrywide steel price boosts may be reflected in higher price ags for the many thousands of terns which are made of steel U S Steel largest steel pro ducer in the nation said overall effect of the price changes repre sents an average advance of about twotenths of a cent a pound for carbon steel products which now will sell for 6 cents a pound or about a ton Along with this upturn there are proportionate advances for alloy and stainless steel products Ocean Vessels Are Stalled NEW YORK CIO Maritime Unions 45000 seamen in voked their no contract no work policy Wednesday to keep freight and passenger vessels tied up in Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports Wage negotiations between the unions and ship owners were broken off late Tuesday night and the union announced its members would refuse to sign foreign voy age articles without a contract The old contract expired at mid night Monday and had been in ef fect by a 24hour extension which ran out at am Wednesday Surgeon for Godfrey Dies BOSTON M a r i u s N SmithPetersen GG widelyknown orthopedic surgeon who operated on radioTV star Arthur Godfrey last month died Tuesday in Mas sachusetts General Hospital The hospital said the cause of his death was coronary occlu sion a circulatory ailment Line Fixed Report Says SEOUL Thursday WVThe fight ing died abruptly early Thursday on the Korean front in the wake of a reported agreement at Panmun jom on a ceasefire line The hills of Eastern Korea which had rocked for a week to the greatest Chinese Communist of fensive in two years were quiet except for the occasional clash of patrols and the crash of artillery Patrol Clash On the bloody EastCentral front where 2400 Chinese had battled Republic of Korea troops all day Wednesday the only action re ported early Thursday was a sin gle patrol clash It still was too early to say whether the fighting was dying to zero as the hour of armistice ap proached but another 24 hours probably will tell the story Communist correspondents at Panmunjom had suggested that everyone watch what happened at the apparent reference to a halt of the Red attack Truce by June 25 Communist loud speakers along the front blared that there would be an armistice by June 25 third anniversary of the war The Chinese had smacked into South Korean troops Wednesday on both sides of the East Central Front and appeared to be building up for a greater attack by dark But that attack never came A U S Eighth Army spokesman said the new Pukhan River line established after a twomile with drawal by the South Koreans Sun day and Monday appeared out of the fluid stage now and HandtoHaod Bitter seesaw times in fog and rain at each flank of the twomile bulge however A Chinese battalion shoved back ROK soldiers who had advanced more than 300 yards in a savage fight southeast of Redheld Finger Ridge western anchor of the bulge Associated Press Correspondent Milo Farneti reported from the AP Radiophoto Justice Dept Wants Full Court to Meet Congressman Moves to Impeach Justice WASHINGTON Wl Justice Wil iam O Douglas Wednesday threw a legal bar against the execution of tomic spies Julius and Ethel Ro enberg Thursday but the gov ernment promptly asked that the ull summer ene and strike down his action Pressing for speed Justice De partment lawyers made plain their lope was to see that the death sen ences were carried out if possible at Thursday nights 9 pm ap pointed hour An extraordinary night session of the high tribunal seemed possi 3le to consider what AttyGen Brownell called Douglas unprec edented action Removal Demand In Congress there was a de mand for Douglass removal from the Supreme Bench Rep Wheeler DGa told the House he would introduce an im peachment statement that brought cheers and applause Douglas after a full day of study granted a stay of execution pending court decisions on whether the husband and wife team of atom spies were tried under the right law They were accused of stealing atomic secrets and passing them to the Russians and were tried under a 1917 law dealing with espionage Two lawyers who had not even been retained by the Rosenbergs argued to Douglas however that this law had been superseded by the 1946 Atomic Secrets Act a special law covering all atomic matters including atomic spying This law authorizes the death pen alty after it is recommended by that jury after proof that the vio lation was with intent to the United States WATCH PROPAGANDA BOOTH crowd in West Berlin watches the burning of a Communist propaganda booth on the eastern side of the sector border of Berlin as workers rioted against the East German government Fiftythousand rioters exploded a revolt against Red rule for four hours as Soviettroops backed and armored cars fired on the workers and theRussian authorities declared martial law East Germans Stage Riots Against Soviets Douglas No Ruling did not rule as to Rail Strike Stops Travel in Red Zone BERLIN revolt by 50000 front that a tremendous Allied ar tillery barrage finally stopped cold the 1000 fiercely counterat tacking Communists In Washington it was reported United Nations and Communist Dr SmithPetersen was admittedjnegotiators have agreed on the to the hospital as a patient on May 22 just seven days after he oper ated on Godfrey there to repair a hip shattered in a 1931 automobile accident CHECK CORN THEFT DES MOINES FBI is in vestigating the theft of about 1000 bushels of corn from two govern mentowned storage bins near Al leman Polk County Sheriff Thomas L Reilly has reported truce line to divide the armies in Korea after an armistice The agreement was made under secrecy restrictions covering the truce sessions at Panmunjom at this stage No Comment The State Department had no comment on the information and no prompt details The demarcation line laid out by military staff officers in several intensive sessions was described as based upon the present battle line Teacher Killed in Train Crash INDEPENDENCE Sel kin 29 a teacher and coach in the Shellsburg schools was killed in a cartrain crash on Highway 150 at the north edge of Independence early Wednesday Selkin was believed to be on the way to his home in Vinton An Illinois Central freight train struck his car carrying It more than 150 feet Selkin who was alone in the car was thrown clear He was dead when authorities reached the scene Pilot From Osage Downs Red Plane SEOUL Robert A gaard of Osage la has been credited with shooting down his first Communist MIG over Korea the Fifth Air Force said Wednes day Lysgaards kill was made bte In said May the announcement AP Wirepholo BATTLE REDS ON CENTRAL 3rd Division gun team blasts away at Communist troops on the Central front in Korea A stack of 155millimeter ammunition stands in readiness East Berlincrs against Red rule exploded Wednesday in rioting and gunfire Soviet troops rolled up tanks and armored cars fired on the rioters and Red officials de clared martial law At least two persons were killed and more than 100 were wounded by gunfire or in hand to hand clashes Show of Strength The Soviet show of strength brought under control after four riotous hours the main demonstra new minor clashes were reported Wednesday night A general strike against the Red regime froze all rail travel in East Germany Strike fever was reported spreading all through the Soviet zone The strikers were in protest against speedup orders in voked by the East German gov ernment but diluted in the face of widespread opposition The main rioting Wednesday was at the headquarters of Ihc East German government The demon strators hauled down and burned the Red flag mauled German Com munist officials and shouted Ivan go home It was a damaging blow to the Russians peace offensive in Ger many and bolstered the West Ger man regimeof Chancellor Konrad Adenauer West Berlin Some of the bullets fired by Rus sian troops whizzed intoWest Bcr lin Russian parently with orders to aimovei the sporadically for more than an hour Forty East Germans wounded were brought to one West Berlin hospital They had been hit b bullets or clubbed One 21yearold youth died in a West Berlin hospital and anothe civilian was run over by a tank and killed The revolt in Berlin 100 mile inside the Soviet occupation zon of Germany started Tuesday as a stagemanaged parade in whicl 5000 workers niarchcd to the Eas German government headquarter demanding lighter working sched ules Apparently the government ir tended to show its newfound pol icy of freedom and democracy b allowing the workers to demon strate The movement got out o hand Everybody with a gripe cas caution to the winds Wednesdaj and workers began calling a gen oral strike AP Wirepholo BOOT TRACK RESCUE Mclntire 15 kneeling and Phil Crowley happily show their parents the boot sole markings which made a track leading Navajo Indians to rescue the two Des Moines boys in m Arizona desert canyon The parents of the boys flew to Arizona in a National Guard plane Ike Tells Revamped News Plan 36 Per Cent Hike in Parcel Post Authorized WASHINGTON Interstate Commerce Commis sion Wednesday authorized a 3G per cent increase in parcel post xone rates The rate advance is to be applied on a date fixed by the Postoffice Department The increase is ex WASHINGTON Eis enhower proposed Wednesday a new securityinformation program vhich he said is intended to pro note a freer flow of news from government to the people The President took the unusual f not unprecedented step of mak ng public the proposed text of an executive order before it goes into effect The aim is to give the press and government officials ime to study and comment on it Replaces HST Order Designed to replace a much criti cized order signed by former President Truman in September 3951 Eisenhowers plan would cut from 45 to 16 the number of fed eral agencies allowed to classify information as secret or of the se curity type And only heads of the sixteen remaining under determine what infor mation should be stamped for se curity Eisenhower told a news confer ence his decision to make public the proposed order before it actu ally goes into operation is in con formity with his ideas on giving people who are affected by an ad ministration action a chance to talk about it in advance Book Burning In other news conference devel opments the President said its all right with him if the State Depart ment burns books which openly ap peal for the Communist way of ifc The department can do as it lcascs on that score the Presi dent said Eisenhower whether the selfappointed defense attorneys were correct in this ar gument But he declared that the point of contention was of enough sub stance that it should be passed upon by the courts He thus issued a stay of execu tion which runs indefinitely or until courts rule on this point Supreme Court will reconvene is a question solely within the discretion of Chief JusticeVinson Six justices constitute a quorum and that number possiblycpuld be convenedfor a night session if Vinson desired Members of the court now in town are Vinson and Justices Jack son Clark Burton and Black Justice Reeds secretary said he was out of town but could return for a special session No information was available at the Supreme Court Building as to the whereabouts of Justices Frank furter and Minton Douglas Leaves Justice Douglas left sumably for Oregon where he usu ally goes in the About The Weather to add slightly more than million dollars to charges for handling packages in the postal service Parcel post zone rates cover the Mason City Cloudy Thursday aft ernoon with increasing humidity Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered thuiulershowers Minnesota Partly cloudy and a little warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 82 Minimum 55 At 8 am 74 vast bulk of the package mailing service used by the general public In addition to increasing these rates the department has callcc for boosts in handling charges of catalogs similar printed advertis ing matter and the control cir culation publications which are handled as special category items in parcel post Projected increases In these categories would involve an addi tional 20 million dollars a year in crease inrevenues declined to say whether his attack on book burn ng in a speech at Dartmouth Col lege Sunday was aimed at Sen McCarthy POLIO CASE COUNCIL BLUFFS west Iowas second polio case of 1953 was reported at Jennie Ed mundson Hospital here Tuesday SAME 8Uek fUr Irmfflo Couple Is Happy OSSIN1NG NY OR Julius Rosenberg took breath and a tenseness left his face His wife Ethel closed her eyes and smiled Once again death seem ingly had passed them by Only one day before the eonvic ted atom spies wereto die in Sing Sing Prisons electric chair Supreme Court Justice Douglas Wednesday stayed theexecution It was the fourth couple had faced a date with death only temporary re prieves In their cells In Sing Sings death house there was no im mediate word from them on this latest respite But guards and Warden Wilfred U Denno de scribed their reaction They seemed very happy Denno said his ruling was released It was a 3000word printed document Only last Monday the full court by a 54 vote denied a stay of exe cution to the Rosenbergs and de clined to review their trial The minority included Douglas Frankfurter Jackson and Black With Douglas ruling groups which have been agitating for presidential clemency for the Ros enbergs called off their demon strations before the White House Pickets have been parading be fore the executive mansion at in tervals for months Douglas was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1939 by the late President Franklin D Roosevelt He was widely backed as a pos sible Democratic presidential nom inee in 1948 and got some support in 195Z Once Before Only once in American history had a Supreme Court justice gone to trial on impeachment charges That was in 1805 and the do fendant Samuel was ac quitledi He had been accused of malfeasance in office In a statement accompanying his decision Douglas said that be has the power to grant a stay the Supreme Court itself refuses to do so only if it is on grounds not before considered by the court He noted that he lion on a point notpreviously raised in appeals to ttoe high court j ;