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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 27, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United 1rcss Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 27 1753 This Paper Consists ot Two One 223 Rhee Happy Following Conferen flood Waters Cover Japan Say 1000 Are Drowned or Missing TOKYO tH Modern Japans most disastrous flood left almost 1000 persons dead or missing Saturday as angry waters covered whole villages and forced thou sands to hills and rooftops on he southern island of Kyushu National police described as un precedented the toll of 252 known dead 703 missing and 725 hurt as rivers swollen by a three day cloudburst swept over parts of the northern half of the area roughly the size of Massa chusetLs Japanese press reports said al 488 inhabitants were believed los in a village where the Chikugo River burSt its banks and swep away 193 houses No American casualties were re ported and there was only minor damage at three U S air bases U S military units pitched in with manpower medicine plane and boats to help feed and evac uate some 610000 inhabitants of the stricken area Police said the flood wrecked at least 33 million dollars worth o buildings and farmland The weekend forecast was for continued showers Two spots on Northern Kyushu got 17 inches o rain in 24 hours The w o r s t damage was in Fuokuoka Prefecture where the Chikugo and Yabe Rivers have broken through embankments in many places More than 40000 residents of Kurume City in Fuo kuoka evacuated homes as the flood waters entered the city House Okays New Setup for Defense WASHINGTON House Saturday overwhelmingly endorsed President Eisenhowers defense re organization plan despite sonic pro tests that it would pave the way for a military dictator The House on a roll call vole de feated a resolution by Rep Robert L Condon DCalif calling for re jection of the plan which now be comes effective midnight Monday The vote was 234 to 108 Opponents who charged it could create a Prussianstyle general staff would have had to muster 218 votes to kill it Rep James P S Devereux R retired Marine Corps general famous for his stand against the Japs on Wake Island warned of in the plan which pro vides increased authority for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dcwcy Short RMo of the House Armed Services Com mittee called fears of a grab for power by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs ghosts and hobgoblins WASHINGTON W H R Gross of Waterloo was the only lowan to oppose President Eisen howers plan for reorganization of the Defense Department when the question came up for its lest vote in the House Saturday Rep JamesDolliver of Ft Dodge was not recorded as voting The other six members of Iowas solid eight member Republican congressional delegalion all voled for the Eisenhower plan RECLUSE BURNS HOUSE Fuller 67 Keith burg 111 recluse sits in an upright position after killing himself with a 12gauge shotgun with which he shot and Wounded three youngsters killing one near his home for shooting firecrackers He also set fire to his small house Ike Gaining Upper Hand in Excess Profits Tax Debate WASHINGTON Ei senhower appeared to be gaining the upper hand Saturday as the House neared a floor showdown in his struggle to extend the excess profits tax Interviews with a score of leaders on both sides of the issue showed a general belief the President would win after a fight that was certain to be bitter and could be close But a few had their doubts A hard fighting band of ways and means committee members led by Chairman Daniel A Reed girded for a hot protest against the administration move The closest batlle has been over procedure rather than over the Presidents tax proposal itself Eisenhower has urged a six month extension of the controver sial tax The levy dies next Tuesday but can be extended retroactively For almost a century and a half the ways and means committee las started all revenue bills through Congress But when the 78yearold Reed slammed the door 0 n vole on the Eisenhower pro posal in his committee the admin istration resorted to the drastic maneuver of forcing it to the floor a 74 vote of the House Rules Commitlee The rules commiltee normally clears billslo the floor only after they have been approved by legislative committees In Ihe first test Monday the House will decide1 whether it ap proves this procedure and agrees o take up the tax bill for action Both sides concede the bill will pass if it clears this hurdle Reed oldest Republican in con inuous service in the House and a sloul foe of the New Deal1 found nimself banking chiefly on Demo cratic voles on the issue He pre pared lo tryto overturn what he Talks of Honesty Victims Comfort Robs Loan Company CLEVELAND looked Salurday for a chalty bandit who robbed a loan company of while he puffed on a cigar waved two revolvers and prallled about honesty his work and the comfort of one of his two bound victims The welldressed hoodlum saun tered into the Shaw Loan Fi nance Co Friday and asked for a car loan While a clerk Miss Isa belle Harrison 36 opened an en velope that was full of magazine clippings instead of a car title the visitor pulled out his weapons This is my job said he after he tied up the clerk and Marvin L Kcst 46 coowner of the firm I might as well get on with it He asked Miss Harrison whether hehad tied her too tightly and offered to remove her shoes Dissatisfied wilh the amount of money he found in the cash drawer the robber asked his vic tims where they kept the rest When they indicated there was no more he discovered a cigar box full of money in an open safeand observed tsk tsk such dishonest people Despite al his conversation the bandit worked so quietly in the 10 minule robbery lhat he did nol disturb Kests 75yearold father Samuel who was talking to a client in an adjacent room with the door open called a high handed and uncon stitutional procedure House Speaker Joseph W Martin RMass told reporters Saturday he believes less than 25 of theiaao Republican House members would join Reeds bailie against the ad minislralion Olher Republicans close lo the maneuvering thought that might be an optimislic esli male but even foes conceded Ihe great bulk of GOP members would follow Martin and the President High Winds Rain in Iowa DES MOINES violent weather came lo Iowa Saturday including high winds severe elec Irical storms and heavy rains The thunderstorms hit scattered areas but occurred in virtually all sections of the slate At Lamoni on Iowas southern border in Decalur County winds which reached gusts of 61 miles an hour were reported at about daybreak At Sioux Falls S D just across the line from Iowas north western most county Lyons bail and winds of up to 70 miles an iiour were reported The Weather Bureau in Des Moines said strong winds occurred in a number of Iowa sectors and one of the heaviest rains reported was 2Va inches at Pocahontas where hard rain alsofell earlier this week Olher rainfall amounts reported 0 Ihe Bureau included Brooklyn 98 of an inch Grinnell 92 Williamsburg 9i Traer 87 Storm Lake 90 Toledo 81 Osage Pilot Gets Credit for MIG SEOUL WVSecond Lt Robert A of Osage la wascred led Saiurday with a probable MIG kill in the air fighting over Korea Lysgaard a member of the 51st Fighter Wing now has one prob able and one damage claim to his iredit SAME BUck trufflo dealh At Pukhan River Two Chinese Divisions Hit South Korea Troops SEOUL W Thousands of Chi nese Communists sent South Ko rean troops reeling back along a wide front Saturday in a grinding renewal of the Reds twoweekoh Pukhan River offensive Al least two Chinese more than 20000 soldiers un leashed the assault on a 13mile front on both sides of the Pukhan River on the EastCentral Front Friday night At one spot in the wild hills east of the river the ROKs were forced back a mile and a quarter anc were fighting desperately to hold This Red gain was second only to he twomile bulge the Commu nists punched in Allied lines in the same sector earlier this month Recapture Hill Associated Press Correspondent Milo Farneti reported ROK sol diers on the west side of the river recaptured El Paso Look out Mountain at the junction of the Kumsong and Pukhan Riv ers and another nearby height in a fierce midmorning counter at tack A full moon shining fitfully be iwcen cloud layers illuminated the bitter nightlong fighting At day break waves of Allied fighter bombers swarmed over Red for ificalions and dumped 500pound bombs and bullets The U S Fifth Air Force said Allied Sabre jets far to Ihe north shot down two Communist MIG jets and probably destroyed a third BattU in West While the Eastern Front shook with the roar of new battles the Chinese hurled another division against the Imjin River defense north of Seoul in the In a concentrated see saw battle under a hail of artillery the Reds Saturday morning forced the crack First ROK Division back from two hills it had recaptured in bitter counterattacks Lost heights were Outpost Bak and another nearby hill With this new setback the balance sheet for the narrow but savage fight showed the Reds holding three of five hills they originally attacked two days ago Defense Cuts Criticized by Harry Truman PHILADELPHIA M Former President Harry S Truman con demned defense budget slashes by ihe Eisenhower administration Fri day night and chastised what he called a reckless wing of the GOP blaming it for cuts in the Mutual Security Program In his first formal speech since leaving the White House Private Citizen Truman said he wanted to warn the people soberly and plainly not to be misled by the desire for lower taxes into cutting orners on our national security Increasing Ihe risk of World War III means increasing Ihe risk of atom bombs on our own homes Truman told a national convention of the Reserve Officers Associa Ike Formally Retracts Name WASHINGTON Eisenhowerformally withdrew his nomination of Utah geologist Tom as director of the Federal Bureau of Mines Thursday The President acted at the re quest of Lyon a retired Anaconda Copper Co official and in the face of heavy Senate opposition lo the appointment Lyon stirred up a controversy when he told the Senate Interior Commiltee he opposed the federal mine safety law and is receiving a yearly revocable pen sion from Anaconda rAII About The Weather Mason City Showers and thunder slorms locally heavy with hard rains and strong winds Satur day afternoon Highs 7578 Thunderstorms ending late Salur day nighl low 5860 High Sun day 7882 owa Showers and Ihundcrslorms northern half Salurday afternoon some locally strong winds and heavy rains highs 7578 north east lo near 90 soulhwest Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms north and east Saturday night cooler southwest and extreme south Cooler west and south Sunday Low Saturday night 55 60 northwest 6068 southeast High Sunday near 80 Further outlook Generally fair and a little warmer Monday Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered showers and thunderslorms east and south Salurday night Sunday partly cloudy Low Satur day night 4855 norlhwesl 5560 soulheast High Sunday 7079i Globe Gazelle weather data up o 8 am Saturday Maximum 80 Minimum 62 At 8 am 65 Precipitation 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 06 tton Military Goals He said a balanced program of military goals was worked out by the joint chiefs of staff in 1951 and that they urged the targets to be achieved just as soon as possi ble after 1954 Because it was about that time said Truman that they expected the Soviets to have amassed a stockpile of atomic bombs that would put this country gravest kind of danger It is of the highest significance he went on that Gen Hoyt Van denberg retiring Air Force chie of staff and Gen Omar Bradley reliring chief of staff testified a little while ago that nothing has happened to change the strategic estimate of the joint chiefs of staff on which that program was sased Soviets Watch Truman contended that the So viet leaders watch our national defense appropriations and plan accordingly He said there can be no doctrine more dangerous than the notion that we cannot afford fo defend outselves I am sorry to read however said Truman that a great deal las happened lo cut lhat program down The exPresident declared thai he elections last fall have not changed the altitude of the Demo cratic Party toward the foreign policy of the United States The Democratic Party in the Congress and out continues lo support the United Nations and the unity and defense of the free world Truman Talk Gets Answer by Ferguson WASHINGTON WVSen Fcrgu on RMich Saturday said for mer President Truman is still hooking feathers on dollar bills and calling them Air Force wings And Ferguson said Truman ap menlly had forgotten lhat as he had impounded 615 million dollars Congress voted to expand the Air Force and refused o let it be spent Ferguson along with some other Republicans who are supporting a cutback in Air Force funds and oals expressed surprise at Tru mans statements in a speech be ore the national convention of the Reserve Officers Association in hiladelphia Friday night One quick reaction to Trumans peech came from Leonard W lall chairman of tho Republican National Commillee Who said Mr Truman is back1 at the old on economy soft on money and soft on Communism Ferguson chairman of the Sen ate Appropriations Subcommittee now considering Air Force and de ense funds commented lhat Sen Symington who was sec retary of Air during part of the Truman administration told the Senate in a speech this week that defense planning and production under Truman was indeed sad and disgraceful TRAPPED IN COOLERWarren Stark 6 shows his mother Mrs Phyllis Fischer how he was trapped in the refrigerator at their home at San Diego Calif Warren hid in the refrigerator as a joke which backfired when his mother wont shopping instead of looking for him Churchill Ordered to Rest Postpone Meeting at Burmuda LONDON Minister Winslon Churchill must take a res tor at least one month and the Big Three Bermuda conference set for July 8 has been postponed indefi nitely as the result it was an nouriced Saturday A statement issued at No 1 Downing Street Churchills officia residehce said the 78yearold prime minister called offhis trip lo Bermuda on medical advice The grand old man of Ihe 3rilish Commonwealth was to have sailed for Bermuda in a war ihipnext Tuesday Consultation Downing Street said the decision o postpone the Bermuda confer ence was made after consultation vith the United States and French overnments In Washington President Eisen lower said he believes Churchills Uncss means only a temporary deferment of the conference In a message addressed to Dear Winston and signed Ike he President told Churchill he was deeply distressed by the news hat he must rest Complete Rest A bulletin issued by Churchills physicians gave no specific infor mation on his condition except that ic needs a complete rest from his exacting duties Hfi wilt remain al his country dhie Downing Street said He will ook over the more important offi cial documents and major deci sions will be referred to him The No 3 man in thecabinet Chancellor of the Exchequer R A Butler at cabine meetings Foreign Secretary An th on Eden the No 2 man and Church ills political heir has been ill fo months He is now in the Unitec States convalescing a f t e r an operation at a Boston clinic Railroads Ask More Mail Pay WASHINGTON railroad nduslry Friday asked an increase f at least 45 per cent in payments or hauling the U S mail A petition for the rise was filed vith the Interslate Commerce Commission only 24 hours after postmaster General Summerfield ppealed to Congress for a general oslagerate advance The Postoffice Department is unning millions of dollars in Ihe ed each year and Summerfield sked tho postage rate luding a boost from 3 cents to 4 enls for letter close part f the gap between revenue and pending Summerfield estimated that the ate hikes he asked would yield lose to 241 million dollars a year i addilionalrevenue Cabinet in Secret Session Rhees Truce Price Unknown By ROBERT B TUCKMAN SEOUL KoreasPresl ent Syrigman Rhee was described s happy Saturday fpllow ng a 40minute secret conference ilh a special truce emissary rom Washington and thelop U N military commander Speculation mounted that the tubborn old statesman might a cr ept an armistice No new conferences were sched uled Most members of Races Cabinet went into closed door ses ioii immediately after the ses ion Members of the UN dele ation met at the U S embassy Rhees price for accepting a truce has not been disclosed Pledge of Aid But high sources were quoted as aying he mightagree if the U S ives him an ironclad pledge to ome to his aid in the event of a ew Red attack Gen Mark Clark the U N com lander flew here from Tokyo to oin Assistant Secretary of State VaKer S Robertson in the critical econd meeting in Rhees hilltop residential mansion Clark was iccompaniecl by Ambassador Rob rt Murphy his political adviser and Lt Gen William KHarrison r chief Allied truce negotiator Just before the session beg an a source close to Robertson said that if things goasAvell as they have io far the not have to remam in Korea much longer The party was expectedto leave for Washington intwo or three days with a stopoff in Tokyo Robertson flew herefrom Wash ngton with secret messages to ihee from Eisenhower and Secre ary of State John Foster Dulles He met for almost three hours with he defiant statesmanFriday and aid afterward he was very op imistic that Rhee could be won Rhee also expressed optimism ver the outlook for an agreement The aging President has refused o accept a truce negotiated at and created a crisis vhen he ordered the release of 7000 antiCommunist Korean pris ners from U N stockades Robertson emerged from Fri ays meeting to tell ope we are making progress in moving misunderstanding in ic disagreement over armistice erms WORKMAN DIES SIOUX CITy UP Ingval saacson 55 Sioux City wasacci entally electrocuted late Friday s he was hooking up an electrical onnection at Riverview Amuse icnt Park He had been main enance foreman at the park for x years MARILYN AND of the movies top glamor girls Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell leave their handprints in the concrete for posterity in the forecourt of Graumans Chinese Theater Their handprints footprints and signatures joined scores of others of film celebrities ;