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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPCR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H B O R S and United PreM Full Wires Seven Cenls a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 18 1953 This 1aper Consists Two One One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Some Thoughts on Going to College though its about the busi est time in the life of most high school graduates I venture that many of them are finding a mo ment now and then to ponder the question What next for me What lies ahead In the case of quite a few young men the government has provided a quick answer to the question in the draft Youngsters about to don the uniform can postpone but they cant permanently avoid coming to grips with their longterm future For one thing every high school graduate boy or girl is confront ed with making a decision about going to college For those who look with favor on continuing their education theres the further ne cessity of choosing a college and a course of study Those not affected by the draft must get busy on this right away and those tagged for military serv ice havea couple of years or so to make up their minds At pres ent and probably for some time to come they will be piling up some financial aid against the time when they enroll in some col lege Will B More Mature In the practical working out of things these GIs will be more ma ture in body and mind as freshman two or three years from now than college upperclassmen of a generar tion agoMany of them will have visited distant corners of our earth Its true of course that theyll be a bit older than college gradu ates of other years Those who enter such extended professional courses as medicine or dentistry will1 be crowding 30 by the time they are ready tohang out their shingle But there will be some valuable compensations for that in their experience background For the most part they dont need any tears of sympathy And now to get back to a con sideration of that question What next for the case of those who are confronted with a simple choice between going and not going to College Isnt for All My first observation onthis would be an opinipn that there are many who can wisely decide not to go on to college Its my view that college is for those with a demon strated capacity for benefiting from many youngsters just dont have what it takes Its no reflection on them at all Its just the way nature planned things Most of them can live full useful lives without a college education Who knows best whether the in dividual would benefit from ex posure to college Normally the boy or girl themselves would be the best authority on this In nine cases out of ten the youngster with a burning desire to attend college would find a way and profit from the experience For a boy and girl in doubt there could be helpful counsel from a high school principal or from a teacher in whom he had confidence Incidentally Ive long had the feel ing that in every high school there should be advisory service specifi cally pointed toward students con fronted with this question Trend Is Toward College There are of course some lines of work which require college These include the best recognized professions dentistry engineering and the like In the olden days one could become a lawyer by reading law in a law office but that era is alt but ended Likewise the editorial side of newspapering was mostly staffed by men who came up through the apprenticeship route usually start ing at the type case That too be comes increasingly rare each pass ing year in the 30some years since I came to my present position of managing editor Ive had one basic requirement for all new members of our staff Thats been a college degree arid preferably some courses in journalism Ex ceptions have been rare and there have been special reasons for each of them Why you may ask have you irir on a college education And my answer would be that this has seemed the one most likely way to recruit reporters and copy with a betterthanaverage educa tion as distinguished from mere training or craftsmanship It helps in the screening process Test for Screening It hasnt been surefire I admit Its possible to complete a college course of study without assimilat ing any substantial amount of edu CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Oatis Tells of Lengthy Red Grilling Major Deficiencies in Europe Ridgway WASHINGTON Matthew B Ridgway told Congress Monday the Allies in Europe are still gravely short of airpqwer and have major deficiencies in supplies and ammunition The supreme Allied commander in Europe appeared be fore the House Foreign m FACES MURDER CHARGE Mike Hinich 63 former Mason City cement plant laborer is shown entering the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse Monday as his first degree murder trial got un der way Hinich is charged with shooting his wife Dorothy 30 in a South Federal tavern Hinich in Belated Plea of Innocent The first degree murder trial of Mike Hinich 63 former Mason City cement plant worker got un der way Monday before Judge Tom Boynton in District Court in Mason City with Hinich entering a be lated plea of innocent midway through the morning questioning of prospective jurors Hinich a native of Yugoslavia is charged with shooting f his wife Dorothy 30 in a South Federal tavern last July 12 He has been free on Si0000 bond L Mason who with his partner John FStone is defend ing Hinich interrupted the ques tioning of jurors to inform Judge Boynton that although Hinich had been arraigned he had never en tered a plea 10Minue Recess After informing Robert H Shep ard Cerro Gordo County attorney who with his assistant Hughes J Bryant is prosecuting the case for the state Judge Boynton called for a 10minute recess The parties dis cussed the legal entanglement fol lowed by Hinich entering a plea of innocent The jury was recalled and proceedings got under way once more Shepard questioned 14 prospec tive jurors Two of them were ex cused Ralph Holder 1217 4th S told Shepard that he has known Hinich for 20 years Holder said he had formed an opinion as to the degree of guilt and punishment in volved in the case He was ex cused The other juror excused was Dorothy Wolske Rock Falls Mrs Wolske formerly of Mason City told Shepard that she knew of Hinich through her husband and a brotherinlaw She said evi dence presented might change her mind but she doubted it It took Shepard nearly two hours to question the 14 persons The questioning indicated that the ac t u a I presentation of testimony would not be heard until Tuesday or perhaps Wednesday There were about 70 per cent on the jury panel fromwhich to choose 12 jurors Between Attorneys Hinich dressed in a gray suit green shirt and a blue decorated tie sat directly behind and between his attorneys Hmichs attorneys last Thursday filed a notice ofde fense stating that theyintend Ho present evidence showing that he was temporarily insane at ihe time of the shooting Hinich who admitted to Mason City police that he shot his wife told authorities thit he hadpur chased a revolver several days before the murder w i th the ex pressed purpose of shooting his wife Living With Mother Mrs Hinich filed a petition for divorce July 1952 The couple was married Dec 15 1951 at Aus tin MinnMrs Hinich had been living with her mother Elva Pat ten 226 7th NE since the couple separated in late June 1952 Prospective jurors selected Mon day included yerna Hammond G H Blackwell H T Christenseh andFred TV Peterson all of Clear Lake arid Mrs Roy Evanoff Es ther Birdsall Lola Boomgarden A C Eppestine Catherine McCauley Minnie Arridt Virginia Galldgly and Maryyl Hagen all of Mason City fairs Committee to bolster the administrations plea for 000000 in foreign aid 1954 Goals Ridgway said evenwith comple tion of the 1954 goals set by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization we will still fall short of the min imum defensive strength required to prevent serious reversals in the early stages of a determined at tack Despite the rapid increase in strength ofthe past two he testified we are still gravely short of airpower To counter the threat from sub marines and mines we need ad ditional escorts and minesweep ers Ridgway said We must in crease the reserves of our land forces strengthen their supply troops5 and insure the continuous supply of all our forces Ridgway who steps up to Army chief of staff next August the administrations foreign aid re quest is essential to the security of the United States as well as to all the NATO nations Major Deficiencies Although NATO strength has in creased he said there are still major deficiencies for example in support units logistical establishments and stocks of ammunition Today as a year ago he said air power is still the weakest link in our defense Ridgway warned that Russias satellites have built their military power beyond the point needed merely for defense Ridgway the air the Soviets havemade significant prog ress in their forces with highperformance jet aircraft and in increasing overall combat efficiency l The Soviets wellknown disre gard fortheir own casualities fur ther increases their offensive cap ability he said Senate Group OKs VanAlstine WASHINGTON W The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday ap proved several nominations by President Eisenhower including the following four lowans Clement W Crahan Oelwein U S Marshal for Northern Iowa Roland A Walter Lenox US Marshal for Southern Iowa Roy L Stephenson Des Moines US Attorney for Southern Iowa Francis E Van Alstine Pocahon tas US Attorney for Northern Iowa One Heidt Show at 8 P M Tuesday See Story Page 17 Hope Survivor Can Tel I About Plane Crash WASKOM Tex UP Investi gators hoped Monday the lone sur vivor of an airliner crash which killed 19 persons might provide a clue to what caused the disaster Mrs Hazel Cox 21 was the only one to survive the crash ofthe DeltaChicago and Southern DC3 six miles west of here SundayShe suffered multiple injuries and was in no condition to be questioned immediately The pilot copilot and hostess 16 passengers including a two monthsold baby were killed when the plane enroute from Dallas to Atlanta crashed and exploded in a heavy rain and hail storm in a swampy pine forest Under Searchlights Civil Aeronautics Authority and Civil Aeronautics Board investi gators worked under searchlights early Monday to learn the cause of the accident The pilot had checked with the airport at Marshall Tex 20 miles west of where theplane crashed and reported everything normal He radioed the control tower at Shreveport La 20 miles east of where the crash occurred about 16 minutes before the crash and asked for landing instructions plane was scheduled to make a routine landing at ShreVeport The Jower gave him the instruc tions but heard nothing more from the plane TheYDC 3 sheared the tops from trees for 300 or 400 yards The part of the plane from door to tail was not destroyed but the rest burned to a skeleton Mrs Cox was taken to Kahn Memorial Hospitalat Marshall with a broken leg and head in juries Physicians said she may also have broken ribs Wakes From Nap She told Dr Roger Harman that she woke from a nap as the plane clipped the tops of trees rolling over and over Mrs Cox said she had fallen asleep it was raining heavily Harmon said When she woke up the plane was going over and over She was in a puddle with a man who was dying She saw the heard people scream flames ing Her husband Air Force SSgt J W Cox of Panama City Fla had been sent to Jackson Miss enroute to Camp Kilmer NJ from where he was to go over seas Mrs Cox was flying from Albuquerque N M to Jackson for a final visit AP WIrephoto IN NEW YORK FOR REUNIONMrs Laurabelle Oatis wife qf the Associated Press reporter William Oatis who was freed from Czech imprisonment speaks to reporters following her arrival at Idlewild Airport by plane from her St Paul Minn home Sabre jet Pilots Continue Hot Streak Down 12 Red Planes McConnell Blasts 16th Triple Ace SEOUL Korea pilots shot down 12 MIG15s Mon day with Capt Joseph McConnell bagging three to run his kills to 16 and make hini undisputed king of the Korea skies The Sabres tangled with the Rus sianmade supersonic jets for the sixth straight day andran their total during that time to 36 kills McCon n e 11 of Apple Valley Calif became t he worlds first triple jet ace by downing MIG No 15 on his first of two mis sions of the d a y turned He re later to McCONNELL TWISTED least 19 persons died hi this wreckage of a Delta Airlines DCr3 ina wooded section east of Marshall Tex Sunday Only one person survived the crash which occurreo when the plane was six flying minutes from its destination get his 16th Triple Ace One of the two MIGs he sent plummeting to earth was disal lowed temporarily for lack of evi dence But the Air Force later re instated McConnells claim McConnell and his wing man had encountered 28 MIGs on the morn ingmission and were too busy at Lhe time to seewhether theplane in question ever hit the ground In raising his claimto16 kills and three damaged McConnell shot past his old gunnery teacher Capl Manuel Fernandezin the jet killing derby Fernandez had bagged 14 Just before McConnell went up for time Monday the AirForce retired of Miami Fla from flightstatus Fernandez earlier fhad received permissionto fly25 more missions but theAirForce decided to re tire him now and send him back to the United States where he may passalong hisknowledge toother jet Goal of U McConnellsaid he had set him self agoal of 16 MIGs One is for my wife one for me one for eachofmykids two girls and a boy one for luck and 30 more just to make it a round figure McConnell said On the groundChinese infantry men drove counterattacking South Koreans from Outpost Horseshoe in savage hand to hand fighting in the East Central Sector While the UN was scoring the big air victory Gen Mark W Clark and Lt Gen William K Harrison held secret talks on new United Nation command strategy to end the Korean truce deadlock on the war prisoner issue Oh to Be 19 Again KANSAS CITY S Truman at 69 cays give any thing if the good Lord would letme be 19 again The former President told children at religious school of Congregation BNai Jehudah Sunday hed like to 19 to that He vmight liveduring the next 50 years You are at the end of one age and the beginning of another he said You young people are going to see the development of the atomic age Its a great responsibility you face Truman who hassaid he likes to tour the nation talking to young peopleabout theiropportuniHes and responsibilities also fold the children You always must do right It will please some people and aston ish the rest Educational Report Says Many Who Could Benefit From College Dont Attend WASHINGTON than half the young Amer icans intellectually fitted for college education get one the National Manpower Council said Monday and for each who acquires a Ph D there are 25 or more who couM The council said a shortage of scientists and engineers had serious consequen ces on the nations defense program Its report was discussed with President helpec organize the citizens survey group when he was president of Columbia University The 263page docu Sports Bulletin CHICAGO UP JiJinois Boxing Commission Monday dis allowed a protest by Jersey Joe Walcotts Manager Felix Hoc chicchio of his knockout loss to Rocky Marciano in Friday nights heavyweight champion ship fight rAII 4bouf The Weather Mason City Not in temperature 68 to 71 much change High Tuesday Iowa Mostly fair Tuesday Some what cooler Minnesota Tuesday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum 74 Minimum 50 At 8 n m 57 YEAR1 AGO Maximum Minimum 65 38 SAME Black mfuns traffic i pisl SI ment described as a first overall examination of manpower re sources andrequirements in im portant scientific and prpfessiona areas said the effects of techni cal personal shortages Loss of valuable t i ni o in strengthening our defenses the failure to exploit certain potential ities for enhanced security such as an improved system of air de fense and the production of poor products as for instance the case of radar equipment The report also declared there is a shortage of school teachers and of at least some kinds ofphysi cians Among measures to assure ade quate scientific andprofessional manpower in the future the coun cil suggested expanded support for higher education by ahatioh which it said has been spending less than one per cent of its national income for that purpose two per cent on elementary and high school education and four per cent on rec reation The report continued Today less than half of those capable of acquiring a college de gree enter college Abouttwofifths of those who start with not grad uate For every high school grad uate who eventually earns a doc toral degree there are 25 others who have the intellectual ability to achieve that degree but do not 8 Hours Daily for 2 Months Newsman Back to New York FROM THE WIRE SERVICES William f Oatis arrived back in the United States Monday noon and aid he was grilled eight hours a ay for nearly two months after his arrest in Czechoslovakia for ispionage Oatis jailed on the charge for icarly two years was draniat cally reunited with his wife She was waiting at Idlewild Air port when the Associated Press orrespondent flew in aboard a an American World Airways plane and was permitted to go aboard for a few first private min utes with him No Delay Even customs formalities were icld in abeyance so there would e no delay in their first meeting in almost three years The 71 ews mans wife Laura up the ramp after other passengers had left the The reunited couple spentabout 5 minutes aboard the lane then stepped out on to the amp holding hands Oatis looked serious when he irst emerged but soon broke into a big grin when he saw the throng of newsmen and photographers awaiting him Kiss her kiss her shouted the photographersl Nope I already did hesaid shaking hishead But they posed smiling with their arms around one another Oatis imprisoned on spy charges andssuddenly released Saturday appeared physjcaUy ingood shape but somewhat taken aback atthe size of the reception His hand shook as he waved repeatedly to the several hundred newsmen and onlookers Greeting Oatis at the airport was Frank J Starzel general manager of the Associated Press who had escorted Mrs Oatis to Idlewild Companion Oatis was accompanied on his light from Frankfurt Germany by Alan J Gould executive editor of the Associated Press who had been visiting AP bureaus in Europe The slender Oatis was wearing a navy blue suit white shirt brown bow tie brown hat and brownox fords His brunet wife last saw him in Kensington Air Terminal in London on June 231950 as he took off on his Prague assignment They had been married then less than chree months While she waited at the airport a message from Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in Beirut was relayed to her by telephone It said Since your can on me on March I have taken a special interest 11 your husbands case and now re ioicc with you in his release Before leaving Frankfurt Sunday night Oatis said the Czechs gave lim psychological treatment be fore his trial in which he confessed guilt He was not terrorized or mis iandledand the Czechs did not try o indoctrinate him with commu nism he said However he said They were very efficient in heir methods and preparation for my trial It would be very difficult for me to describe what happened so that I could be understood by any one not familiar with such pro ceedings or with what is done in lividiially The newsman from Marion Ind vas thin pale a bit bewildered by us sudden freedom but in seem ng good health He said his treat ment by the Czechs was generally ood Full of Surprises His first two days of freedom verc fuir of well as Oatis He got no news f any kind in prison and didnt ven know that Joseph Stalin was dead or that Dwight D Eisenhower vas U S President Who is Rocky Marciano he sked when somebody mentioned he fighter who has been world leavyweight boxing champioa ince last September y He was unable to comment about he recent Soviet peace offensive r the general amnesty for Czech prisoners because he hadnt beard bout them i ;