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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 25 1953 This Payer Consists at Two One Reds Stop US CounterAttacks General Is Angry No 142 Communists Keep Hold on Mountain Post SEOUL in a rain of American fire Chinese Redsbroke up a twopointed US attack Wed nesday in the bloody trenches of Old Baldy At nightfall the Americans were back where they started about 125 yards down the bare windswept Western Front hill The fighting now hi its third day was vicious and deadly As darkness fell infantry ing eased off while the big guns of both sides slugged it out The Reds swept over Old Baldy Monday night and the Americans have been trying to get it back since tanks in Fight Associated Press Correspondent Stan Carter reported from the 7th Division that American tanks pushed around the flank of the hill to cut up Chinese reinforcements Watching the action up front were the Eighth Army Comman der Gen Maxwell Taylor the First Corps Commander LI Gen Paul Kendall and the commander of tKe Seventh Division Maj Gen Arthur Trudeau Gen Trudeau said that his forces will retake Ihe hill but Kendall showed obvious displeasure before war correspondents at the slow progress of the US counterattack which so far have gotten no where against the Reds Trudeau said the mountain is not vital to American defense of thesector Two fresh companies of the vet eran US Seventh Infantry pivi sion made the 4atesjcouriUrat tack from the lastknob position the Americans have managed to hold on the southeast corner of Old Baldy At one point the hardfighting U S infantrymen closed to hand tohand fightingwith hundreds of Chinese entrenched in the mud on the northern part of the hill Battle Slackens The infantry battle began to slacken about 1 p in and the at tack was called off an hour and a half later although sporadic small arms fire continued Allied mortar artillery and tank crews then opened up on the Chi nese trenches and bunkers send ing shell after shell into the Red fortifications in an attempt to weaken their defenses The Air Force sent in one B2G light bomber on the Chinese every 20 minutes beginning at mid morning Heavy clouds hampered other fighterbomber close support missions Succumbs at 85 Months Mourning for Death of Queen Mary LONDON Elizabeth II Wednesday decreed a months mourningfor Queen Mary thus carrying out the wish of her grandmother that nothinginterfere with Eliz abeths coronation in June Ending the period of mourning ter a month will allow plen ty of time for precoronatiori arrangements and activities Queen Mary died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday night at the age of 85 Elizabeth accompanied by t h e Anticipates Red Claim FT MADISON la patent attorney mailed Moscow evi dence Wednesday lo forestall a Russian claim they invented the snorkel fountain pen Wilbur Olson of the Sheaffer Pen Co said the Russians have charged America isdominated by a sodapop and fountain pen cul luve If they follow their practice of deriding American institu tions and then taking credit for them theyll soon be boasting they the fountain pen Olson said He sent the Moscow patent office an application for registering the new pen It has a tube which draws in ink without wetting the pointsimilarto the snorkel breathing apparatus used by submarines to draw air House Votes Conservation Duke of Edinburgh was among the descendants Queen Mary Wh0 drove slowly up to Marlbor Tpq M n T M we 4LT i n ough House Wednesday All were DBS M 0 I N E S h e Iowa aUked d mourning Then House approved Wednesday by a faces y with 8 vote of7818a calhn vote of7818a calhng for an investigation of the State r witiKeu into yueen Marys nom Conservation Commission T h e discuss f n ammgyements proposal now goes to the Senate fa The resolution was sponsored by Rep Windell Pendleton Storm Elizabeth and her husband Lake and eight others It proposes 40 minutes Other visitors Deluded the uen M that three House members and three Senators investigate what the resolution calls alleged ir Deluded the Queen Mother Eliza beth Princess Margaret the Duke of Windsor the Duchess of Kent me resolution cans aiiegeo uuvvoo regularities by the commission wldow of Marys fifth child and Ihe and report back lo this session of Archbishop of Canterbury Father the Legislature The proposal car ries an appropriation of lo finance Ihe probe The resolution said past public confidence in the commission has given way lo d o u b t as lo the agencys efficiency and impartial ity Pendlelon ciled a recent slale auditors report which sharply crilicized Ihe commission on three principal grounds One was lhat Ihe commission made excessive allowances for use of private cars in public business Another was that the commission was using a four passenger air plane largely for taxi service The third point expressed doubt that lhe commission was giving close enough attention to collec tions from park concessionaires SAD QUEEN PAYS LAST RESPECTSQueen ElSeth 11 is accompanied by her husband the Duke of Edinburgh they depart from Marlborbugh House where her grand mother Queen Mary succumbed Tuesday th bowed their heads as they walked Qlteen r h m Stay 40 Minutes Elizabeth and her husband reoffrey Fisher The Duke of favorite son who renounced the throne in 1936 to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson an American divorcee drove up alone In New York the duchess said she was greatly distressed by the news of the queens death and had can celed all social arrangements The duchess had never been received by her motherinlaw The funeral probably will not be held at Westminister Abbey be cause of the coronation building work in progress there The serv ces may be conducted at St Pauls Cathedrai in London or in St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle Queen Mary will be buried 3eside her husband George V in St Georges Chapel ancient buri al place of Britains kings and queens No Months ago the sternwilled old grandmother in s p e a k i n g to friends about the coronation said nothing must interfere with it Nothing Queen Mary had been ill for more than ap month with what her doctors described as a gastric ail ment The exact nature of her ill ness has not been disclosed Expect Draft Calls to Ease Off in July Official Says WASHINGTON calls will ease off in July a Pentagon manpower expert said Wednesday Maj Gen E C Lynch chief of the Defense Departments office of manpower requirement said in an interview that present plans call for 450000 men to be drafted in the fiscal year starting July 1 This would mean an average of 37500 men drafted about 12500 less than Ihe monthly average maintained during the current fiscal year With lower draft calls Lynch said the nation should be roughly in balance on manpower with enough men in the draft pool lo meet military demands without drastic changes in deferment poli cies Selective Service Director Lewis B Hershey had said previously lhat a general tightening of defer ment policies would be necessary to meet future quotas if draft calls continued running at a rate ol about 50000 a month AP Wlrcpliotos PROUD Mary of Britain who died Tuesday at 85 wears an unmistakable regal air in this portrait released in honor of her 80th birthday anniversary in 1947 Jeweled cameolike pen danfs atrached to her sash bear the likenesses of her husband King George V who died in 1936 and her son King George VI who died in 1952 FANCY Mary also had her gayside as is demonstra ted in this picture showing her wearing one of her distinctive hats while attending a wedding in 1939 Gillette Writes Schoolmen on Tidelands Oil WASHINGTONSenalor Guy M Gillette Democrat of Iowa an nounced Wednesday he has writ ten 800 Iowa school administrators to warn that if Congress passes the socalled quit claim bill Iowa will be deprived of her rightful share of petroleum resources lying under the sea off California Texas and Louisiana that arc valued by the most con servative estimates at billion and that may prove to be worth billionor even more Concerned On the basis of Iowas popula lion she would be entitled to a share in these billion oil depos Us amounting to at least 000 the senators letter pointed out adding Every Iowa tax payer and especially families with school children are vitally con cerned in this problem Referring to the Hill Amend ment of which 21 other senators and he are cosponsors and which provides for using the income from offshore petroleum production to aid the schools of all 48 states the senator told the Iowa schtfol ex ecutives You can readily see that I o w as proportionate estimated share of the income from 000 of these resources is extremely important to every lowan and everyone concerned in our educa tional institutions National Rights Aminorityof us in the Sen ate theletter continued strong ly support the position of the Su preme Court which in three sep arate decisions has held that the federal government has paramount rights to these resources We fee there is no argument legally or morally to support the proposal to deed these 50 billions of re sources to three ADLAI TO MANILA HONG KONG Steven sdn is scheduled to fly to Manila Thursday to do some persona work Taft Says Bohlen Is Excellent Risk Ike Set to Reorganize Farm Setup Would Give Benson More Direct Control WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower sent Congress a rc organijalion plan for Ihe Agricul ure Department Wednesday say ing it would improve its operations and save the taxpayers some money The money saving cannot be itemized at this time he said jut the reorganization will fur ther the hotter management of the affairs of the department Functional Structure Eisenhowers plan dealt mainly with functional structure of the department giving Secretary of Agriculture Benson more direct control over many operations now delegated to subordinates It would give the department Lhrec new assistant secretaries it now has but one However Eis enhower said Benson informed him hese would replace existing posi ions and the total payroll1 in he office of the secretary would be less than it was at the beginning the year The plan will go into effect auto matically in 60 days unless vetoed by cither the Senate or the or unless both branches vote to put it into effectearlier In a special message to Congress the President said the objectives of the pi an are to s i m plif y and make effective the operation of the Department of Agriculture to place the administration of farm programs close to the state and local levels and to adapt the ad ministration oC the programs of the department to regional state and local conditions of Responsibility Eisenhower said the plan will permit the establishment of a clearer line of responsibility and authority from the President hrough the secretary of agricul ture down to the lowest level of operations in the department He added It will make the secretary re sponsible under law for activities within his department for which lie is now in fact heldaccountable by the President the Congress and the public Also it will enable the secre tary from time to time to adjust the organization of the department in order to achieve continuous im provement in operations to meet changing conditions Chrysler Corp Reduces Prices DETROIT UK Chrysler Corp cut the prices on all its cars and trucks Wednesday The automobile company one of the big three of the car indus try said the governments aban donment of price controls was a factor in its decision It was the first major price change in the auto industry since the removal of controls To the industry it came as some thing of a surprise in view of re cent increased manufacturing costs The cuts range from SG750 on fourdoor cars in the moderate priced field up to on one deluxe mode All cuts are on the factory retail prices at Detroit About The Weather Mason City Wednesday night con tinued cold Thursday fair and warmer high 48 to 53 Iowa Warmer entire state Thurs day high 55 to 65 southwest 45 to 55 northeast Minnesota Thursday fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up lo 8 a in Wednesday Maximum 32 Minimum 24 At 8 a m 26 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 26 Minimum i Helen Mccke u 19yearold mother is shown in Ft Worth Tex as she is being comforted by her husband Airman 1st Class Roy Mecke Mrs Mecke has been arraigned iivconnection with the robbery of the First National Bank of Handley Tex It is chargedthat Mrs Mecke walked into the bank with a baby and threatened to ahoot the baby if the cashier didnt give her money ABornb Guihea Pigs7 Confident After Blast LAS VEGAS Nev of nine human guinea pigs yards from the of an atom said Wednesday he now knows I could lead men in battle inthe face of an atomic blast The eight comrades officers from all branches of the armed services agreed it would be safe to go even closer in future detonations They qualified llieir collective opinion however by adding lhal Uicy meant properly protected in a trench or foxhole The volunteers gained Ihe dis linction of having been closer to atomic blast than any human being since Abombs were dropped on Nagasaki in 1945 All the volunteers agreed with Lt Col George Parish a 37year old peace time lawyer who had served as a battalion commander with Ihe First Cavalry Division in Korea when he said After what Ive learned I wouldnt be afraid lo get even closer lo an alomic blast Properly proteclcd I know I could lead men in bailie in Ihe face of an atomic attack either our own or an en emys In addition to Ihe guinea pig experiment Tuesdays atomic blast gave hundreds of airmen their in troduction to alomic warfare in Ihe first mass movement of planes A filght of 12 B36 bomberssoared overheadat the moment of the dctonalion and a drone Navy plane was flown Ihrough the mushroom cloud The volunteers reported that their Irench rockedviolently as if shaken by a strong earthquake the same phenomenon reported by 1300 troops a mile further back but lo a mikler extent Reveals Ikes Controls Plan WASHINGTON Wl The Eisen hower administration said Wednes daythe President would accept authority to clamp a 90day freeze on prices and wages in an emer gency but wants no detailed stand by economic control law Acting Mobilization Director Ar thur Flemming delivered to the Senate Banking Committee the ad ministrations specific requests for extension of mobilization powers Flemming asked 1 A oneyear extension unli June 30 1954 of priority and al location powers sufficient to pro tect production for the military and atomic programs 2 Abandonment of the emer gciicy power lo requisition and condemn private property needec for defense and elimination of the requirement that scarcematerials be allocated among civilian users exceptin special cases 3 Extension of the authority to aid industrial expansion for de fcnse by loans loan guarantees and longterm purchase contracts 4 Extension of rent controls im til Sept 30 in areas which have requested and un til April30 1954 in defense housing critical areas Report HiGkenlooper Will Get Atomic Chairmanship WASHINGTON A break was reportedin sight Wednesday in the long deadlock overthe chairman ship of the SenateHouse Atomic Energy Commillec Rep Cole R NY was said to be prepared to yield his claim to Sen Hicken looper However an organization meet ing called for Wednesday morning was cancelled House members said some of the Senate members were unable to attend Six meetings have been held each ending in a deadlock on the chairmanship The nine House members voted forCole and the nine senators for Hickcnloopcr A source close to thecommittee said Cole has decided to yield his claim in a belief that the continued stalemate is not in the national interest House members have contended the chairmanship should be rotat ed between Senate and House and that a Senator has always held it SEN B B HICKENLOOPER Vote Near on Okaying Nominee Senators See File of FBI WASHINGTON UP Sen Taft ItOhio told the Senate Wednes clay he is convinced Charles E Chip Bohlen ambassadordesig nate to Russia Is a completely good security risk in every re ined Taft opened an administration ipecchmaking drive for Senate apl proyal of Bohlen by telling of his examination of an FBI summary of its field report on the nominee He and Sen Sparkman DAla pent three hours goingover the summary at the State Department Tuesday Taft saidthey examined 16 pages of socalled derogatory informa tion and that he could see noth ing to create the most remote guilt by association accusations you could think of Accusations Taft said had to do with complaints that Bohlen was riendly with people or had people in his home who might be con iidered bad security risks Finds Nothing But he said he could find noth ng that would establish any prirna facie case that Boblen had ever done anything which would tmaks him a bad Earlier Taft toldreporters the Senate would approve Bohlen over whelmingly Critics of thenominee conceded that The main question was when the nomination might come to a vote Taft the Republican floor lead er was pushing for a vote by 4 p m cst andin effect offered the Senate a holiday he gets the vote He jsaid that un less there was a vote by about that hour he would insist on a session Thursday Before the Senate met Taft and Sen Sparkman DAla made a formal report to the Foreign Rela tions Committee on their examina tion of an FBI report on Bohlen Chairman Wiley said they told the committee they found nothing which raised any ques tion of Mr Bohlens fitness for the Moscow post File The two senators spent three hours at the State Department Tuesday examining the FBI sum mary Secretary of State Dulles had previously told the foreign rela lions group that there was nothing in the report to raise questions as lo Bohlens loyalty or security The committee decided how ever to send Taft and Sparkman to look at it because Sens McCar ran DNev and McCarthy R Wis asserted in Senate debate that they had heard Ihe State De partments security officer did nbfc agree with Dulles view on the re port While Taft and Sparkman did not see Ihe raw FBI files Taft said he got assurance from FBI Director J Edgar Hoover that the summary was complete Wiley quoted Taft as telling the Foreign Relations Committee in a closed session i I was satisfied I would find nothing in Ihe raw file that was not in the summary I found noth ing in the summary which led me to want to see the raw file i Sparkman the 1952 Democratic vice presidential nominee said he is standing by his previous support of Bohlen The foreign relations group Tuesday selected him and Taft lo study the FBI report after Sen McCarthy RWis contended it conlained much derogatory ma terial f Taft anticipateda possible chal lenge in the Senate of failure by him and Sparkman to demand di rect accessto the FBI raw These are the original reports rf FBI investigators and they contain unevaluated information including rumors and gossip s Taft said FBI Director J EdgaV Hoover assumed full responsibility that ttie summary correctly and what was the original reports of the gators Sen McCarran DNev I a I ;