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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S N E I G H B O R HOME EDITION VOL L1X Associated Press and United Press FullLease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 5 1953 This InpcrConslsts a Two Ono No 125 Stalins Heart Faltering Sinks Lower Ike Still Offers to Go Halfway WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower expressed willingness Thursday to go half way to Moscow to meet whoever succeeds the dying Joseph Stalin in Russias seat of power He attached the same conditions he set out a 7 ago for a possible meet I i t ing with Stalin In a news con Hi lackers Get Trucker From Nora Springs LYONS 111 Burt Paine told police Thursday fiow pistolwielding hijackers pulled him from his truck and held him captive for several hours Authorities were searching for the missing truck The Nora Springs la driver said he stopped his truck loaded with26ofo pounds of merchandise including a shipment of coffee at a stop sign six miles west of Aurora 111 Wednesday night He said two masked men poked guns into his cab and dragged him to the highway Paine saidthe men threw some sort of cover over him and pushed him into a waiting auto He was finally released here a western suburb of Chicago The truck was evidently driven away by a confederate of the gunmen Paine is an employe of the Mc Coy Trucking Line ofWaterloo la He said the ruck was headed for Charles City la from Chicago Arresf 2 Men in Liquor Raids t STACYVILLE Three tayern arid were raided evening by Sheriff Lewis Deputy Francis Heffron and four state agents They arrested two men Frank Mauer proprietor of Mauers res taurant and tavern and Frank Thome proprietor of the Thome restaurant and tavern They ap peared before Justice Charles Bailey at Osage and were bound over to the May term of the grand jury on a charge of illegal posses sion of intoxicating liquor Each gave appearance bonds of They also raided the Edwin Blake tavern but found no evi denceas described in the warrant Wirephoto WANTS TAX CHANG St John aI dancer and film actress thinks performers should be a tax writeoff an the theory that they like machinery depreciate in value with time She they have only limited of i earning power lerence statement the President said he did not know what might come from impending shifts in Rus sia and described the United States attitude of the moment as very definite watchfulness Basic Aim He said this countrys basic aim would be as it has been to seek progress toward peace As to a meeting with any new Russian leader he said the condi tions would be A that it had ap proval of the American people and B that there was reason to believe it would do some good in the cause of peace In his third news conference as President Eisenhower also 1 Said it is up lo Congress now to work out the wording of a res olution condemning Russia for en slaving free peoples He declared there is no rift between him and Senate Republican Leader Taft ROhio over changes in the res olution the President submitted lo Congress Taft backed this change an amendment saying that approval of the resolution condemning Soviet enslavement of peoples did not mean Congress was taking any po sition on the validity of World War II agreements made with Russia by Democratic administrations Row in Congress The amendment has stirred up a row in Congress Democrats are fighting it shattering administra tion hopes for unanimity behind the coldwar move the resolution represents 2 Reaffirmed his stand in favor of the states having full owner ship of offshore lands within their historic borders He said how ever the federal government must retain certain rights inthose wa ters in such matters as national defense and the prevention of smuggling Said he expects his first re organization plan making the Fed eral Security Administration a full fledged department headed by a cabinet member will beready for submission to Congress next week 4 Expressed opposition to ex tending the draft from the present 24 months to 30 or 36 months as suggested by Gen James A Van Fleet This third news conference Ei senhower has held as President drew an overflow crowd of report ers to the conference room seat ing a little over 200 Launches It The President launched it with volunteered statements about Sta lin and but most of the lime was given over to questions and answers from the newsmen First off Eisenhower said he could not predict what effect Sta lins removal from power would have on EastWest tensions He said he was discussing the questions with his closest advisers but that all the discussions ended up largely where they started Settle Austin Video Conflict ALBERT LEA between two competitive applica tions for television Channel 6 at Austin Minn is being eliminated by a new corporation which com bines interests from stations here Austin and Owatonna Merger of the two applications for the channel would expedite TV service for the Southern Minne sota area The announcement said the corporation anticipates getting the new station on the air in late spring or early summer Directors are Bennett Knudson president of KATE Albert Lea Myles Johns Jr owner of KOBK Owtonna Albert Smith Winona and Harold Westby George Wil son Martin Bustad Chester Wese man and Harry Smith all of KAUS Austin Other William Wolf of Mier Wolf and Sons Austin George Wolf of Phoe nix and Ted Nelson Owatonna EXECUTIVE DIES MINNEAPOLIS H Murphy 66 Minneapolis newspaper and radio executive died at his home here Wednesday OIL TRUCK IN collision between an empty semitrailer cattle truck and a loaded gasoline truck caused this blaze in Michigan City Ind The driver of the cattle truck waskilled in the crash The explosion set fire to a school bus which was parked nearby but a quick thinking driver drove the bus away FeebleMrnded Youths Are Chained at Home SHREVEPORT La UP say feebleminded children are chained at home arid potential sex criminals roarnShreveport streets because of the inability to get them confined to a state institution Juvenile Judge Chris Barnett Wednesday told the port Times of a 4yearold boy who is kept harnessed to a bed part of the time He is not tied continuously the judge said but has to be guarded every waking moment to keephim from hurling himself or his monthold sister Dr Willis Butler Caddo Parish coroner said he has records of three mentally deficient adoles cents who are all potential sex criminals in need of hospitaliza tion They remain at large without restraint he said and roam freely at home or on the streets Officials at theLouisianaColony and Training School1 for Mentally Deficient at Pineville in Central Louisiana said the institution had more than 150 patients beyond capacity and a waitinglisl of about 600 W E Kecs Jr superintendent of the colony said just isnt room for any more Do they want us to be magicians Judge Barnett asked the state attorney general Wednesday for a ruling on whether the colony can legally refuse to admit patients committed by an authorized judge or coroner Concerning the chained children Dr Butler said I know no law authorizing it or any law against it but I do know that in the matter of absolute necessity it has to be donefor the safetypf lhe individual patient and for that of any potentialvictims of thatpatient Court Rules in Favor of Second Will FOREST CITY Judge Tom Boynton in District Court Wednes day directed a verdict in favor of the proponents of the second will of John Groen 82 wealthy bache lor farmer who died last fall leav ing livo wills filed a day apart The ruling gives the estate of the formerfarmer near Buffalo Center to the 12 children of Mrs Abda Groen sisterinlaw of the testator who died the day before he did The first will of the aged bache lor left his estate to the sons and daughters of Mr Croons two brothers and a sister Under the two wills some 20 nephews and nieces were the legal heirs of Mr Groen Mr Groen visited for eight years at the home of his sisterinlaw at Rock Rapids It was contended by theproponents of the firstwill that hewas unduly influenced and acted underduress when hemade the second will leaving all to his sisterinlaw and her children Six men and six women com prised the jury which heard the case which started in Winnebago County District Court a week ago Paper Asks Unity of Red People Doctors Struggle to Preserve Life M 0 S C 0 W Stalins heart is faltering the latest bul letin from his physicians dis closces and the announcement of death may be only a matter of hours away i A medical bulletin Thursday night for the first time mentions a failure of the prime ministers heart Previous reports had cen ered around a brain hemorrhage stroke and disturbances in breathing and blood circulation The latest third from the 10 doctors since a stroke felled Stalin in the Kremlin Sun day acknowledged that his condition had deteriorated It called his status exceedingly grave 12 Hour Lapse It was perhaps noteworthy that this third buUetia was issued only 12 hours after bulletin No 2 A full 24 hours passed between the first and second bulletins This third bulletin was issued at pm and reported Stalins condition up to 4 pm It described signs heart fail ure The bulletin read The treatment is at present di rected mainly toward combatting he irregularities in breathing and 3lood circulation in particular of the coronary one This would mean the circulation of blood through the heart A leading med ical authority said the bulletin meant Stalin soon would be dead if he was not already soand sait it a description of fatal heart failure The physicians bulletin des cribed Stalins blood pressure as having decreased as he1 grew in creasingly pale The physicians second bulletin had been issued earlier Thursday and described Stalins condition as of 2 am Trunk Section The bulletip disclosed the brain hemorrhage that struck down the 73yearold leader of world Com munism Sunday night affected the trunk section of the brain in ad dition to the left sector where the Bleeding occurred His heart action blood circula tion and brealhing continued gravely added In New York competent medi cal sources said on the basis of Lhe bulletin first report on Stalins condition since the initial announcement Wednesday of the illness gave the Russian chief little or no chance of recovery A leading Canadian neurosurgeon said in Montreal that if the medi cal report was correct the Soviet leader may already be dead As the latest report on the con dition of i their leader was an nounced to the saddened Russian people the Communist parly news paper Pravda in a frontpage ed itorial called for unity of the party and the people in these dif ficult days Guiding Party The governments Council o Ministers cabinet and the Com munist partys Central Committee already had announced they were guiding the party and the coun try but there has been no iridi cation here as to how governmen or party leadership would be af fected by Stalins incapacity Although unquestionably t c n s and nervous Moscows citizen went about their normal tasks a the morning broke with snow Could Be Better or Worse Dont See Soviet Change i WASHINGTON Stale De partment o ff i c i a 1 s discounted Thursday the chances of any early radical change in Soviet foreign policies under newKremlin lead ership Some experts thoughtthat Pre mier Stalins removal from power as disclosed in the official an nouncement of his might paralyze Soviet operations for a time and Ufa degree because of a probable struggle for the mantle of succession Many persons in high position have considered it likely that Stalin was already dead The official attitude was to as sume Soviet policies would go along substantially unchanged and that theU S might expect to fight the hot war elsewhere for an indefinite period The longrange effects of a change in the Red high command and the possibleimpact on Amer ican foreign policyhave been un der study in high quarters here since word announcement of the Russian Premiers illness early Wednesday It appeared possible the chances of World War III might be greatly increased U Stalins succes sor proved to be a more reckless man On the other hand officials fore saw a possibility that a new lead er might prove to be less con cerned with expanding frontiers andmore concerned with building up Russia internally If that were true it would be at least theoreti cally possible to make agreements to give the world a greater sense of security by ending some of the more critical cold war issues WHICH of these three men is expectedto re place the gravely ill Joseph Stalin as Russian dictator Shown reviewing a parade they are left to right yyaches lov Molotov Lavrenty Bcria arid Gedrgi Malerikby See Discord in Russia PARIS seems to bV playing it straight with the story of Stalins illness and thisin it self indicatesthere is division and uncertainty among the rulers of the Soviet Union If there were perfect concord amongthe powers the Kremlin is there Were someone at the top whose authority was un seems unlikely that Stalins illness would have beenan nounced so quickly 1 Soviet authorities held up announcement of his illness only two days As at the time of Leninsdeath there is every chance strug gle for Stalins mantle even though hehas appeared tohave chpseii Deputy Premier Georgi M Malen kov as his successor In a struggle for powerit would be dangerous forthe Soviet Un ion if Stalin lingered onj only just alive Controls on Autos Removed List Laundry Bake Goods W ASHING TON govern ment Thursday lifted price con trols from major household ap pliances bread and bakery prod ucts automobiles and laundry services Price Chief Joseph II Frcehill estimated that the annual sales volume ot items removed from control by the action is 25 billion dollars Fifth Lifting It svos the fifth major step in lifting controls since President Ei senhower in his state of the union message called fofr anend 16 price curbs by April130 k These are the major items from which the controls were removed Thursday All bakery products Including bread rolls pics and so forth estimated to have an annual sales yoluine of SVi billion dollars All major household appliances including homcvrefigerators dish washers ranges clothes washers driers and ironers home and farm freezers All custommolded and fabri cated plastic products All new passenger automobiles and postwar used cars parts and accessories as well as all com mercial vehicles including trucks buses trailers and partsThe automotive i t em s decontrolled have an estimated retail sales volume of 12 billion dollars Also Removed In addition controls were re moved front glycerine cocoa and cocoa products copper chemicals and Xray and electrical thera peutic apparatus All laundry dry cleaning and linen and diaper supply services with an annual sales volume oi 2 billion dollars also were freec of curbs Frcehill said that higher price may result from decontrol or bread appliances laundry ami dry cleaning service and on auto mobile parts and copper chemi dais Thursdays action left these items still price controls some chemicals No 2 various building materials and metals and metal products ancl machinery AlR RAID ALERTS in a scries of air raid alerts over Iowa vii be conducted south of U S Highway 30 Saturday March 14 rAH About The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudiness through Thursdaynight cloudy Fridayt Partly cloudy some light snow northwest Fair northeast lo partly cloudy southwest through Friday Globe Gazette weatherdata up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 25 Minimum 3 At 8 am 10 Year ago Maximum 35 Minimum o Her Overflowing Heart MEMPHIS Tcnn 325pound divorcee was convicted Wed nesday night of repeatedly beating the 60yearold 90pound widow who worked as her housekeeper A Criminal Court jury convicted Miss llosalie Rice 49 of assault with intent to commitvoluntary manslaughter and recommended a sentence not more than iVi years in prison Miss Rice operator of a small furniture store denied any mis treatment otMrs Bessie Barksdale former Elaine Miss postmas ter I gave her board and lodging out of the compassion of my over flowing heart she thought she was a harmless imbecile Locker Plant With Cheap v i Beef Swamped by Otcfjefs Less than half an hour after his cutprice salo of North lown beef got under way Thursday morning Delton Davis of the Fertile Locker PI unt admitted that he was swamped with beyond his capacity Davis estiinatcd sales at more than 30000 pounds at 2 pm and admitted I didnt expect anything iikethis He said he had to fight tils way through the crowd to the telephone when a reporter called at am and that his shop was Cull again when he was called in he afternoon The telephone is on he wall opposite the meat counter beyond the front door of the small shop Fill All Orders Were going to fill all orders at he price advertised he assured he reporter but Ill probably lave tocall you tonight and ask ihe people to give me a few days toget caught up before Itake any more orders The plant is only equipped to landle about 20 head a day We just cant cut them up anyfaster than that1rDavls Explained were going id ofevery body at the price advertised JDavis ran a threecolumn by sev eninch advertisement in the Gazette Tuesday headed Why Buy New Zealand Beef When You Can Get US Beef Quarters 29 Cents a Pound The sale wasad vertised for Thursday and Saturday with a limit of two quar tcrs to a customer The 29 cent price is for front quarters Hindquarters are priced at 34 and 39 cents depending on grade ranging from good to near choice Cut Wrap Davis also offered to cut wrap and freeze the purchases for 2 cents a pound which he expects too net liim a small profit He also believes he can make a small profit on the sale of the beef but even if I donL I expect to get a lot of new customers Fertile has a population of 400 and is 22 miles northwest of Ma1 son City 01 rtirrtr i tm T OVER Customers at the Fertile Locker plant Thursday had an opportunity to look over the 29i if they wished In themeat cooler are left to right Delton Davis proprietor his helper and two customers Arden a n d jFred Westendorf both of Lake Mills V ;