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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSrAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX AssocUted Press and United Presi Full Lease Wires Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 23 1953 This 1aper Consists oE Two One NO m UN May Be Near Korea Truce House Money Slash Funds for Iowa River Construction Removed WASHINGTON House Appropriations Commit tee Saturday recommended a 169 per cent slash in funds re quested by President Eisenhower for rivers and harbors and flood control projects of the Army Engineers in the fiscal beginning July 1 The total of recommended is a reduction of under the current years appropriations and is 396 per cent below the budget recom mendations of last January by for mer President Truman Hinich Will Take Stand on Monday Suspense and speculation as to the outcome of the first degree murder trial of Mike Hinich con tinued to mount Saturday while Hinich was resting in preparation for his scheduled appearance Mon day in the witness stand to testify in his own behalf Judge Tom Boynton after con ferring with attorneys late Friday afternoon recessed court until 10 a m Monday M L Mason and John F Stone Hinichs attorneys told Judge Boynton that they have scheduled Hinich and two doctors to give testimony Monday before resting their case The three witnesses rebuttal tes timony and the closing arguments is expected to take all day Monday Attorneys expressed some doubt that the jury would get the case before Tuesday morning Meanwhile Hinich was taken to the home of a soninlaw to rest The 63yearold former cement plant worker showed visible signs of suffering Friday from pains caused by a partially paralyzed left arm Hinichs arm left side and leg have caused discomfort since he suffered a slight stroke last July3 Mason had tentatively planned to put Hinich on the stand Friday but after discussing the matter with Robert H Shepard Cerro Gordo County attorney and his as sistant Hughes J Bryant the par ties agreed to hear Hinichs testi mony when court reconvenes Mon day Hinich who admitted to Mason City police that he shot his wife Dorothy 30 in a South Federal tavern July 12 1952 has sat grim faced during most of the fiveday trial Coming Year The funds for general construe Lion on the scores of local water projects throughout the country constitute the major part of ap propriations recommended to fi nance the civil functions of the Army for the coming year For all these functions including such things as maintenance of na tional cemeteries and operation o the Panama Canal the Engineers were allowed a total of reduction of un der current 1953 funds Money in the bill for flood con trol and navigation represents cut of from the Tru man budget recommendations and a reduction of from the revised budget estimates of Eisen hower last April 20 Last year Congress voted 906000 for flood control and navi gation projects In its report to Congress the committee said that while its bill contains no money for several State Dept Has Secret Briefing But Reds Must Desire Peace AP Wirephoio REPAIR THAT BREAK Soldiers sailors and civilians work frantically to repair a break in one of the levees holding back the rampaging Sabine River at Orange Tex The river is due to reach its crest sometime during the early hours of Sunday Predict Approval of Air Cut Demand Made for Wilsons Resignation Brodie Twin on TV CHICAGO twin Rodney Dee Brodie is to appear on a commerciallysponsored television show The 20monthold boy separated from his brother Roger Lee in a historymaking opera tion Dec 17 will appear on more than 30 TV stations Time and net work on which he will appear will be announced later The boys heads had been joined Rodneys brief appearance wasi authorized by University of Il linois medical authorities who Friday announced the decision to allow pictures of the boy ROCK ISLAND 111 WVCol G A Finley of the Army Engineers said Saturday that if federal ap propriations for the Coralville la reservoir project come to art end it simply means that work will stop Finley said about 6 million dol lars has thus far been spent on the T7 million dollar project About 30 per cent of the larTd has been acquired and 25 per cent of the construction has been com pleted he said projects recommended by Eisen Iowa Enforcement Officials CoOperate in Uquor Drive DAVENPORT of cooperation in AttyGen Leo Hoeghs crackdown on liquor law violations in eastern Iowa river counties were on record Saturday from law en forcement officials of the areas involved In the second such of the week Hoegh bower sufficient funds remain Ask Socialist to Form Govt PARIS UP President Vincent Auriol announced late Saturday he is going to ask Socialist Leader Guy Mollet to try to form a cabinet replacing that of Premier Rene Mayer ousted Thursday Molfet whose party has balked at the proposed rearmsment of Western Germany served as vice premier under Henry Queuille in 1951 Earlier that year he tried himself to form a cabinet during one of Frances many crises but failed to get parliamentary ap proval of the cabinet he wanted to appoint He has served as French minis ter state for affairs of the Coun cil of Europe the parliamentary body that aims at federating West ern Europe Code Word Saves Iowa Cab Driver DES MOINES cab driver who was threatened by a gunman cooly spoke into his radio a code word meaning danger and the gunman was arrested here early Saturday The gunman held in the city Jail was identified as Robert Jl Downing 21 of Des Moines Earl Saunders40 a driver for the Ruan Cab Co said the man got into the cabs front seat and I noticed a gun and knife stuck in available from previous appropri ations for Army Engineers to car ry forward a realistic construc tion program for most of thede leted projects No Funds For three projects however the committee specified that no funds whatsoever be obligated These projects are the Coralville Reser voir Iowa Amazon Creek Ore gon and Missouri River bank sta bilization Omaha to Sioux City Eisenhower had suggested that 10 million dollars in unobligated Dalances from previous appropri ations would be available for work next year and recommended that one million dollars of such funds be allocated to each of ten projects The committee however said it expected these unobligated bal ances to total 80 ap proximate amount of the cut made from the Eisenhower that 15 million dollars couldbe ap plied to work this year It did not specify where this 15 million would be applied Thus it approved for construction work in thecoming year but said the actual appropri ation by Congress need only be The committee bill and report made no mention of Tuttle Creek highly controversial project pro posed for the Blue River in Kan Getting Set for ACannon Test LAS VEGAS Nev frenchman Flat atomic test site was being prepared Saturday for he worlds first firing of an atomic artillery shell utilizing a king sized Army cannon on Monday Thehuge cannon brought here from Fort Sill Okla will hurl the shell from a distance of about seven miles from the detonation area with the missle expected to explode at an altitude of about 500 feet The Department of Defense saic approximately 575 staff officers including many highranking gen erals and 2400 troops will wit ness theblast from foxholes 4500 yards from the target area Following the nuclear blast the troops will carry out an training maneuver proval without trimmeddown net here Friday with of icials of 10 counties and told them le expects the ban on sale of liq uor by the drink to be rigidly en orced Hoegh said he is holding the meetings because several counties and communities have not cooper ated adequately inthe campaign of strict liquor law enforcement which he launched March 5 The first session was held Wednesday at Otlumwa There was no immediate indica tion that any series of raids would follow Hoeghs meeting At some points it seemed possible that tavern operators would be given a brief grace period to come into full compliance Summoned to Hoeghs Daven port meeting were officials from Allamakee Clayton Dubuque Jackson Clinton WASHINGTON House Ap propriations Committee mem Saturday predicted tentative ap change of the military budget despiteoutcries Air Force funds The prediction from Rep Ford came on the heels of de mands that Secretary of Defense Wilson resign and that generals who have led the Air Force appear for committee questioning No Change Ford said he was sure there WASHINGTON W Sen Spark man DAla said Saturday that negotiators are very near a truce in the Communists actually want an armistice Sparkman a member of the Sen ate Foreign Relations Far Eastern subcommittee and a former United Nations delegate said in an inter view he believes negotiations have reached the breaking point in Korea If the Communists want a truce we are very near to it and we can get it Of course no one really knows whether the Communists really wantan armistice or wheth er they are just stalling again Broken Off He said he feels however that if the newest Allied offer now being whipped into final form is rejected by the Reds the negotiations will be broken off quicklyby the UN representatives As the negotiations stand there s only one issue at fate of 48000 Communist prisoners who aave said they dont want to go back under Red domination The Communists have suggested giving custody of these prisoners to a five nation commission made up of Switzerland Sweden India Report Fischer Seen in POW Camp SWEA CITY Harold E Fischer Jr 27 double jtt ice was seen in a Communist prisoner of war camp abouttwo weeks after he was shot down in an air battle Alley in Korea his parents saidSaturday Fischer whose went down behind enemy lines in North Korea April 7 had been re ported missing in action His parents Mr and Mrs Harold E Fischer said the Air in Washington D C sent them a wire saying through questioning of recently released prisoners it was learned their son wasseen in POW Camp No 2 on April 20 and that he was in good health Mrs Fischer said it was wonderful news She said rceived no letters from Fischer since he was reported missing The Communist radio had broadcast Fischer was a prisoner but the parents Had received no official word Fischer was on his 230th mission when he was downed He had been in Korea since March 1951 would be no change and certainly sas Last year Congress voted five million dollars to start Tultle Creek his belt After the secret call for help section of an1 estimated Chicago Great Western police and sheriff cars closedin and Downing surrendered BULLETIN WASHINGTON De part ment indicated Sat urday that Julius and Ethel Ros enberg atomic spies might still chance for clemency they should decide to talk if Train Derailed Near Eagle Grove EAGLE GROVE middle 100car freight train derailed near here late Fri day night piling up about 20 cars The freightcars some loaded and1 others empty were broken open and contents scattered over a wide area A flat car loaded with farm equipment turned over throw ing a combine about 40 feet into a field An empty tank car had a large hole gouged in it Wooden box cars were reduced to kindling The single track road bed was chewed up for a considerable distance no increases A check of the three members of the budget subcommittee showed them evenly divided on whether as maintained in an Air Force report proposed cutbacks would reduce air power below the absolute min imum for national security Chairman Scriner RKan gen erally supported the proposedre ductions Rep Mahon DTex said he deplored them and Rep Hrus ka RNeb said he had not yet reached a decision although he trusted President Eisenhowers military judgment This group however isonly the first rung on the ladder Action would follow in the military sub committee the full appropriations committee and the House itself Senate action is comparable Want Testimony A member of the Senate Appro priations Committee Sen May bank DSC asked that Gen Hoyt S Vandenberg retiring Air Force chief and Gen Carl Spaatz re tired former head be called for testimony Maybank is among a number of congressmen who are publicly questioning plans to cut more than five billion dollars from Air Force unds and lower the AirForce goal from 143 wings by mid1955 to 120 wings Rep Yorty aWorld War II Air Force intelligence offi cer said Wilson should quit as Defense chief adding in a state ment The dollars he worships will not shoot down attacking planes Poland and Czechoslovakia but there has been disagreement over vital details of this prpposal Neither Sparkman nor any of the other Senate and House members who attended a lengthy conference atthe State Department Friday on the truce situation would reveal any details of the proposed UN counter offer No Change Several of those who attended the State Department briefing led by Acting Secretary Walter Bedell Smith said they were not made aware of any major change in U S policy on the prisoner issue In Korea the United Nations chief negotiator arived here Satur day with a take it or leave it war prisoner proposal to use in the last round of his truce fight with the Communists Before leaving Tokyo by plane for the Allied truce camp Lt Gen William K Harrison held a inal conference with Gen Mark W Clark Far East supreme com mander on tactics to be followed Harrison warned North Korean Gen Nam II chief Red negotia tor three weeks ago that time in these negotiations is fast run ning out It was thought here the final Allied offer a revised version of the May 26point formula rejected r v AP Wirephoto RESCUED FROM Wilson tom is led to safety byHarry Bjprnson city engineering employee in from Aurora TJnion v About The Weather AP Wirephoto Ann Bradley of Milwaukee rests in a hospital bed in Menominee Mich after she was found in the woods near that city She was lost since Wed nesday noon Beside her is Undersheriff John Reindl Story on page 2 Mason City Sunday considerable cloudiness showers or thunder storms by afternoon Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with thundershowers developing Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy Saturday night andSunday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 60 Minimum 46 At 8 a m 53 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 55 by the Communists would set a deadline for agreement or dis agreement on the one issue block ing an armisticedisposition of prisoners who do not wish to go lome 8Day Recess The revised proposal to be hand ed to the Communists Monday when the eightday recess in the talks ends apparently will take such a firm stand as to risk dis approval of Americas Allies Washington dispatches hinted Observers here speculated unof ficially the new offer would at tempt to compromise major differ ences in the existing UN and Com munist plans the latter an eight point proposal which the Allies be lieve eventually would force prison ers to go home against their will The only big issue standing in Ihe way of a truce fs the method by which that fate of antiCom munist Allied captives would be decided Exactly what would be the alter native of the UN ultimatum in the event the Reds reject the take it or leave it proposal was a mat ter for conjecture It probably Take Off Mundt Asks Wcrmes of Ships in China WASHINGTON Mundt RSD said SatuW day he will demand that the Eisenhower administration take off the blinderson ourselves and revealthe names of British ships alleged to have transported Chinese G6m would mean the return of heavy fighting munist troops Sen McClellan promptly announced he will back Mundts move to demand cancel lation of an order making the ship names an official secret Troop Transports Both are members of the Senate investigations subcommittee which heard testimony Wednesday that two or more Britishowned ships were used as troop transports along the China Coast and may still so be used The subcommittee which has an nounced sending a demand to Eis enhower that he state publicly what he thinks of this said Friday night such a demand was never sent and may never be Francis D Flanagan subcom mittee chief counsel confirmed re ports that the letter had been with held on orders from Chairman Mc Carthy Letter Withheld Flanagan when told that word had leaked out that the White House letter was being withheld said Sen McCarthy wants to dis cuss it further with the subcom mittce McCarthy SAME DATeltSJ15r BUek hi piU H Imn dictated the letter Wednesday shortly before he en tered the Navy Medical Center a Bethesda Md for a checkup In testimony Wednesday the Wheelock Marden Company o Hong Kong was mentioned as op eratpr of at least brie ship which allegedly carried Red China troops The company has deniec the charge and the British govern ment has called for a transcript jof the testimony to Discharged Soldier Held for Murder TOKYO young Pittsburgh steelworker honorably discharged rom the Air Force almost six nonths ago has been flownback Korea under guard to face charges of slay ing Kii Bong Soon a South Korean civilian Air Force head quarters said Robert W Toth 21 landed in Korea last Mon days after he was ar rested at work TOTH by1 military po lice Press Correspondent George McArthur reported from Korea that Toth is being held at Taegu Air Force Base about half way between Seoul and Pusan The Air Force would not divulgo details of the charge against Toth buta spokesman said it would be at least a month before the investigation is completed ami the trial begins Toth is the first former member of the Armed Forces to be returned to military1 custody for court mar tial under the Uniform1 of Military V ;