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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1953, Mason City, Iowa 1 North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOMEEDITION DN THK NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL N O R T H I O W A N S N E I G H B O R S VOL LIX Associated and United Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 6 1953 This Paper Consists of Two No T7I VICTORS AFTER LONG FIGHTFour backers oflegislation to establish state owner ship of oifshore oil lands engage in mutual congratulations after Senate passage of the measure Left toright are Senators Spessard Holland Robert A Taft R0 Lyndon Johnson DTex and Price Daniel House to Okay Senate Oil Measure States Get Ownership of Oil Land WASHINGTON bill to give the states title to oilladen submerged lands off their shores Senate lor more than amonth may wind up within a few days onthe desk of President Eisenhower who hagindicated be will sign jt The measure which the Senate passed 5635 late Tuesday after an acrimonious debate which be g a n April 1 differs in some respects from one approved earlier by the House Senate Version But efforts were being made to persuade the House Republican leadership to accept the Senate version rather than risk a new Senate talkfest over a compromise No action was likely Wednesday since the House scheduled only me morial services for members and former members who have died in the past year But Thursday it is likely that the House will be asked to accept the Senate measure If it does so the bill would go to the While House Before approving the bitterly fought legislation the Senate bat ted down a dozen amendments of fered by opponents They contended they were try ing to cancel or modify what they termed giant giveaway of federal property over which the Supreme Court has held that the federal government holds para mounts rights Sen Douglas CD Ill an opponent said oil in the lands involved has been estimated by geologists to be worth from 50 to 300 billion dollars 3 States The states with proved offshore oil are California Texas and Lou isiana The bill would recognize slate ownership of all submerged lands within historic state boundaries Although not spelled out this has usuallybeen taken to mean three miles except on the gulf coasts of Texas and Florida which claim 10A miles The federal government would have oil and other mineral rights In the continentalshelf Christie Ordered to i Trial for London Killings LONDON IP Christie accused Notting Hill strangler was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for mur der at the Old Bailey Londons famed central criminal court Crusader Hits Jackpot OKLAHOMA CITY The Stale Legislatures crime crusader Rep Robert 0 Cunningham hit the jackpot the other night While accompanying police on a vice raid he shoved a the slot of a machine which looked suspiciously like an illegal gambling device Out tumbled 148 nickels Did he keep jMm iSurn caiH tvm legislator It was mynickel f Sure said the Christie pleaded innocent at his hearing in the tinyCler courtroom reserved his defense and called no evi dence The trial was ordered shortly after Christies attorney startled courtroom by bringing into the hearing evidence that two victims of a 1949 strangling for a man was hanged died in the same manner as four women whom Christie confessed he had killed Christie was the chief witness at the trial of Tiniolhy Evans who was executed after he was found guilty of killing his wife Mrs Timolhy Evans and Ihcir young daughler Geraldine Christie is accused of slaying his wife Elhel 54 and three younger Nelson 24 Kathleen Maloney 26 and Hectorina Mac Lennan 27 Their bodies were found under the floor or in the walls of Christies apartment Skeletons of Iwo olher persons were found buried in a garden nearChristies apartment Files Application for TV WASHINGTON Fed eral Communications Commission received an application Tuesday for a television station construction permit at Waterloo Iowa Charles H Gurney Yankton S D filed for Channel 16at Water loo Gurney owns a Yanklon in vestment and realty company COUNCIL OF EUROPE STRASBOURG France Wl Western European diplomats re ported Wednesday many of their governments favor a Council of Europe attempt to woo Soviet sat ellite states with unification of the continent as a lure Trying to Check Outbreak of Polio PRAIRIE VILLAGE Kan UP Authorities hoped Wednesday that they may have curbed an out break of polio by giving gamma globulin to more than 100 children and expectant mothers Tuesday Eight persons have been hit by polio here this year half of Ihe total cases in the slate Dr James Molt Kansas state epidemologisl said the office of defense mobilization sent 1000 ccs of gamma globulin enough to in 111 persons The blood derivative which has proven effectivein some cases of polio is in critically short supply About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy with little change in through Thursday temperature Iowa Fair north Wednesday night and Thursday High Thursday 72 Minnesota Fair and mild through Thursday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 70 45 54 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 77 44 Probe Witness Threatened U 5 Considers UN Action Curb Reds in Far East Reasons Not Clear Soys Work Suspended on Atom Planes Ships Dulles Says All Asia Threatened WASHINGTON Washington Post said Wednes day the Defense Department has decided to suspend its projects for development of atomic powered airplanes and aircraft carriers Precise reasons for the decision were not clear the story said ing that 10 to 12 million dol lars already have been spent on the effort Meanwhile President B B Woodward Jr president t h e large Newport News Va ship building and Dry Dock Co which is sharing in the development of an atomic carrier said he had known the government was con sidering the action Economy Moves Defense officials were quoted as saying in private conversations that the action is in line with gen eral economy moves and the over all program of stretching out the time for reaching full rearmament goals Thus the officials said he start on an aircraft carrier with atom ic power once scheduled for the fiscal year 1955 might be put off for a couple of years but not abandoned The Post suggested however that a different reason seems to have been hinted by Roger M Kyes deputy Secretary of defense in closeddoor testimony to the SenateHouse Atomic Energy Com mittee last week The story said Kyes is reported to have told the committee the development of atomic aircraft and naval vessels would go faster if there were more and ttcipationby private industry and that whatever tlmeislostin sus pending the projects now would be made up later by more vigorous operations by free enterprise 1 Law Amended taken as a suggestion that the basic atomic This was from Kyes energy law should be amended to allow participation by private in dustry under less strict conditions Sen Hickenlooper R7la said he had heard gossip but nothing official about postponing the proj ects If there were any readjust ment he told a reporter it wouldbe a question of not spend ing money on projects that are not essential at the present Rule Deaths in Fire Accidental CHICAGO coroners jury ruled Tuesday the deaths of 35 per sons in the Haber Corporation fire April 16 were accidental but said two and a stricter building permit owners of the factory and other firms were negligent urged law The jurors were unanimous in reporting negligence by Haver and by Ragnar Benson Inc and Wipf Welding Co which were re modeling thefactory at the time of the explosion and fire They dis agreed on degree of negligence Vh GEN K HARRISON Says Progress in Truce Talks Remains Zero PANMUNJOMKorea Communistsangrily rejected Wed nesday a United Nations offer t set freelOO000 Ko reans following an armistice arid let them go where they choose North Korean Gen Nam II chie Red negotiator called the offer which would leave only 32600 anti Communist Chineseprisoners in care of a neutral custodian un worthy of refutation LI Gen William Harrison lead UN Iruce delegate told Nam at the first of two 14minute truce meetings that he made the sug gestion to prevent placing an ex cessive burden on the neutral After receiving Nams ly at the second session two hours ater Harrison told newsmen At the moment I would say jrogress is zero The Communist rejection was ected since giving Ihe prisoners the right lo go where they wish vould amount to volunlary re palrialion which Ihe Reds have refused Nevertheless Harrison made the offer lo answer officially quesliohs vhich Nam asked Tuesday about he UNs attitude on the disposition of prisoners The Communists have insisted since reopening of the truce talks ast month that the UN agree to transport the prisoners to the neu ral nation before it is chosen However the Reds have refused o accept Ihe UNs nominalion of Switzerland Sweden or Pakistan NEW YORK chairman of the House ican Activities said Wednesday a woman witness who named as Communists a number of persons in the New York City schools had been threatened withbodily harm The witness MrslxDorqIhy Funn Brooklyn testified Monday she hadbeen member of a of years Chairman Harold H Velde R said that Mrs Funn slill is the jurisdiction of this conv mittee and that any further threat of bodily injury to her will be referred to the FBI for investi gation A short time earlier Lionel Slander movie actor declined to tell the committee whetherhe ever was a Communist party member between 1935 and J948He also said he would decline to r answer any thing else you ask mealongthose lines Theractor did testify however thathe is not now a Communist Shortly after he made a general statement Slander was excused He was informed by Velde that he would remain under1 subpoena for possible future testimony left thestand therewas widespread applause from specta tors several times withcommittee members v and charged that the tcommittee was not cer tain activities which luT about said the committee sought to entrap him AP REIMBURSED AT R Ruckman reads a wire story reporting that Congress has agreed to repay him the he spent out of his ownpocket to repair his plane which wasforced down in Poland during World War II Ruckman lives in Springfield III Thailand Seeks American Aid BULLETIN WASHINGTON M Secretary of State Dulles told Congress Wednesday that he could forsee considerable reductions in fu ture appropriations for foreign aid Substantial cutbacks al ready are planned in economic assistance he said WASHINGTON of State John Foster Dulles said Wednesday the United States is dis cussing possible United Nations action to curb Communist aggres sion which he saidthreatens all Southern Asia and possibly Japan Dulles testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on foreign aid branded the Red attack on the IndoChinese kingdom of Laos as straight out aggres on In Conversation The secretary said we are in conversation with France Laos neighbor Thailand and Viet Nam with regardto possible US ac tion Dulles was testifying about Pres ident Eisenhowers new 000 foreign aid program whieb in eludes sizable sums lo help Franc in her defense of IndoChina At Ihe same lime Mutual Secur ity Director Harold E Stassen wa ttie Senate Foreign Rela tions Committeethe United State quantities1 o planes1tanks and ammunition t IndoChina Fall region Stassensaid would be of critica importance to USsecurity Meantime the United States wil give consideration tc Thailands appeal for emergency American arms aid to meet a jrpwing Communist menace the State Department announced The department said such as surance was given to Thai Ambas sador Pole Sarasin by Secretary Julles during a conference at the State Department Tuesday Needed Urgently The ambassador said certain pecific military items were needed urgently and asked that if possible mmediate delivery be made a department statement said The ambassador was assured hat the secretary was aware of he threat to Thailand which the ambassador has outlined that he vas fully sympathetic with the hai governments desire to re ceive urgently needed military terns and that prompt considera ion would be given to providing the lecessary items in the light of availabilities and United States vorld commitments the state nent said Dulles said the Communist troops attacking Laos apparently were rained and equipped in Communist hina Thailand apparently is the next argel Dulles said The fall of Laos tnd Thailand to the Reds would make the position of Burma ex remely acute Dulles said and ndonesia would be jeopardized Japan Threatened If southeast Asia should go under the posilion of Japan would C extremely precarious he added Stassens testimony was based on ata and appraisals prepared for Congress by the executive depart ment lie emphasized that the fall f any free nation in Asia could seriously undermine the security all The adminislralion gave no spc ifie figures on military shipments o IndoChiria pastor planned But t said US aid already has been a major factor in checking the Reds The appraisal submitted by Stas en said It is esscnlial that the scale of United Slates military assistance to IndoChina be increased in lo assure the success of the against increased Com munist pressures POSTMASTER EXAMS ANAMOSA for poslmaster of Anamosa have been set for May 26 BURMA LUANG of Tonkin XIENG KHOUANG1 PAK SANE VIENTIANE THAILAND CAMBODIA INDOCHINA MILES WORLDSNEW DOUBLE a map of In dochiriaLaoa and Thailand Communist forces are strik ing south toward ofthe Laos Kingdom while off thisirexpectedassault on LuangPrabang wtiere the royal palace is situated French fighter planes arerangingifrom a carrier anchored iri the Gulfof V f North Sea Accident Two Trapped Following Collision of 2 Ships HARWICH American transport and a passengerloaded British steamer collided in the North Sea off Southeast England before dawn Wednesday Two of the steamers passengers were reported trapped in wreckage aboard her but the sorted variously at frbni349 o 436 in rescued An unknown number of the sur vivors were reported injured Sinks Bow The collision sheared away and ank the bow of the steamer the 190lon Duke of York but there ere no reports that anyone was board this part of the ship The ransport the 7607ton Haiti Vic ory Wednesday morning was try ng to low the after end of Ihe Brit sh ship to Harwich on Englands ast coast 40 miles from thecol sion scene in the North Sea There was no imrriediate wore f damage lo the Haiti Victory or injuries to those aboard her he is Operated by the US Mili ary Sea Transport Service with a rew of 50 US civil service per onnel She was bound from Bre icrhaven Germany for an Amer can port but it was not known vhelher she had any passengers board Crew of 72 The Duke of York was believed o have carried a crew of 72 Some f these stayed aboard to help the tow but how many was ot known Nor did the sleamcrs naster Capl R B Adams mes age whelher any of his men were njured The Duke of Yorks pessengers ere transferred firsl tothe Haiti ictory Later another American ship icssaged she was bringing 90 of he survivors to Dover and that omc were emergency cases Am ulances rushed lo the Dover aterfront SAME Bluck t raffle Jetlh 1 24 tours Youth Killed Others Flee From Accident COUNCIL BLUFFS youth identified as Peter Meisenburg 18 of Dubuque was fatally injured early Wednesday when the car in which he was a passenger crashed into the rear of a stock truck eight mileseast of Council Bluffs on Highway 6 Two other men who were in the car fled across a field following the 2 am accident the truck driv er told Deputy Sheriff Ed Kirst enscriOfficers said it was possible Meisenburg mighthave been hitch hiking Kirstensen said the wrecked car had been identified as one stolen in DesMoines shortly before mid night Tuesday Polk County sheriffs office in Des Moines said the car apparently checked out as one taken from Billy Hook former Polk County deputy sheriff while it was parked near a spot at the west edge of Des Moines Ray Shaffer 42 Carlisle said IB was bound for Omaha with a oad of hogs when the carstruck he left rear corner of his truck at high speed and rolledback vard 50 feet into a field i1 Inmate Killed at Reformatory ANAMOSA inmates of the Anamosa State Reformatory vere questioned Wednesday about he apparentslaying pf fellow prisoner j The body of Raymond E Frey 25 was found Tuesday in the milk oarlorof the reformatory dairy Coroner Howard Campbell said he had apparently Men struck fro m behind with V blunt instrv ment Vrvj tW Apiece of ties said might be the murder weapon was found nearby E T7F ;