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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home ITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION T H E N E W S P A P E R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 23 19S3 This Paper Consists oE Two One No 31 One Mans imon A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Draw Your Chair UpforaLirtleVisit WHAT do you say we get away from all those solid subjects which so often occupy the attention of commentators and deal with a few topics right out of our own life and experience rather than out of some book And Ill get the visit under way by posing a question Should there be a new alignment of our political parties so that all pur Brickers and Byrds would be in one party and all our Morses and Humphreys in the other Would that in the end give us better government in the United States than our present system un der which these extremes of phi losophy are tobe found WITHIN each party ratherthan BETWEEN the two parties At first thought the proposal to assemble all likeminded people in one party certainly sounds logical As a matter of fact in times past Ive put out some pretty forcibly worded commentaries and editor ials urging that very thing Two Parties Essential Usually in the same editorial or the same commentary Ive pointed out how very important it is to the perpetuation of our democracy that we stick to two major parties as distinguished from the multiple party system which are so much a part of the unstable governments Ive observed at close range in France Italy arid Greece In those countries there jire froma dozen to 43 separate as recently as five years ago did have 43 parties on a government heads in order to gain power and stay in power for more than oversight Ha Begs Forgiveness Father Chappell Gives Sunset View Okay Approve Clear Lake School Site Approval of the Sunset View site for a public school in Clear Lake has been given by Hazel V Chap pell Cerro Gordo County superin tendent of schools Her decision in the appeal brought by Sam Kennedy upheld the decision of the Clear Lake school board whose1 duty and re sponsibility it was to fix the site she pointed out in the ruling re leased Monday Kennedy was charged with pay ing the costs of the seven day hearing in addition to his at torney fees He has not yet decided whether the mat te rwill be appealed to the Superin tendent of Public Instruction he loldlhe GlobeGazette Monday af ternoon Abuse of the discretion given to the school board by the law is the only grounds on which she could have upheld the appeal Mrs Chap pell stated in her ruling She quoted the Iowa law which was the basis of the appeal fixing such site the board shall take into consideration the number ofscholars residing in the various portions of the school cor poration aud the geographical lo cation and convenience of any pro posed site 30 Scholars The superintendent commented It appears from the evidence that approximately 30 scholars for the proposed Sunset View reside to the west of the proposed site and approximately 220 will re side to the east of the proposed site It does riot appear however that those scholars residing to the east be required to travel an unreasonable distance in order to attend the proposed school Reasonably expected future growth and shift of school pbpu Ready to Tell Spy Evidence WASHINGTON inves tigators looked to the Justice De partment Monday for answers on how much information the Truman Administration had linking Harry Dexter Whites coworkers with Red have to resort to some utterly un holy coalitions It becomes a farce Now Im ready to tell my thinking on this subject hasnt slightly Im still strongly of the opinion that there is no other way to be certain of rule bythe majority which is the core of democracy than by vhav ing two and only two major parties Hes Changed His Mind I mention this so that you will not consider me as unstable in my thought processes as those multi pleparty countries are in their gov ernment when I that my pastconvictions about the ex tremes of opinion within the parties have undergone some rather pro nounced revision I like to think that this is the result ofau open mind rather than a fickle mind At any rate it has happened and heres my reasoning in brief The one most effective guaran tee against the hazards which would attach to an EXTREME or RADICAL government either right or the temperingin fluence exerted by having all shades of opinion onall debatable questions WITHIN each party Already Ive mentioned Senators Bricker and Byrd ais examples of the conservative line of thought in each party arid Morse and Hum phrey as examples of what they at With no witnesses announced in advance theSenate Internal Se curity Subcommittee called a pub lie hearing to put into the record documentary evidence requested from Atty Gen Brownell It was Brownell who rekindled th e Communistsingovernment controversy Brownell charged in a speech thatdespite FBI re ports pointing to White as a spy former President Truman pro mpted White in 1946 from assistant secretary of the treasury to U S director of the International Mone tary fund Truman in radio TV reply accused Brownell ol cheap political trickery and said he permitted the promotion oi White now deadto keep him and others accused as spies under sur veillance least like to think of as liberal thought in each party Contrast Cited When those opinion extremes are contained within the party a middleground policy must be xvrought While recognizing the ex istence of the extremists at both ends ofthe line this party policy does not give anything like full ex pression to the radical political phi losophy Under such a party setup one based on moderation arid compro United States is insured of a government of EVOLUTION rather than of REVOLUTION Whena Dwight Eisenhower Admin istration takes over from a Harry Truman Administration there is only aminor clashing of the gears of government If the difference between parties were as great as the difference be tween black and between Wayne Morse and Harry Byrd there would be an earthshaking eruption at Washington with each changeof Administration It would mean a quick negation of our world commitments and a meataxe ap proach to existent domestic policies Too Much of a Shock Ragged as pur representative democraticform of government has proved itself to be I solemnly wonder whether it could withstand such shocks as these and partic ularly if they came with any fre quency Democracy by its very nature is gomethirig of a compromise Con sensus rather than opinion ex tremcs has primacy Having the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Reject Red POW Terms Now Little Hope for Resumption PANMUNJOM UfirThe Korean prisoner repatriation commission Monday voted down a Communist plan to get the stalled POW ex planations going again on terms The program re mained at a standstill with only 25days left to woo antiRed POW home The Polish delegate on the com mission proposed that compound be built to segregate Korean anc Chinese prisoners summoned by the Reds but not iritcrviesved The issue is the cause of the present stalemate The custodian Indian Commanc had termed such division imprac tical and said there are ho1 enough compounds to separate the POWs v The Indians have told the Com munists to interview entire 500 man compounds in a day but the Reds working slowly have failed to do so demanded the leftover POWs after interviewing only part of the compounds the Indians have refused to call them The Swedish delegate on the re patriatiori commission said ther s little hope for resuming the in erviews On The Pag Michigan State Represents Big Ten in Rose Bowl 15 Students Occupy New School Building at Sheffield 8 County School Boards to Consider Ventura District 10 SAME BLACK FLAG MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN FAST 21 HOURS AP Wncphofo RETURNED SOLDIER Ed Dick enson walks down the steps of the US Capitol with his father and mother and his sister during a sightseeing tour of Washington Sunday he returned to an enthusiastic wel come at his Virginia home Story on page 2 Crackdown on Rowdyism Philadelphia Cops Nab 1000 Young Mobsters PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia lelugedwith complaints of rpwdyism by youthful mobs in ahead with a on teenrage gangs Monday after rounding up more than 1000 young sters over the weekend Capt R Learyof the juvenile aid bureau arid Police Commissioner Thomas J Gibbons said the police Tell Reds Dope Efforts WASHINGTON WVThe chief of he Federal Narcotics Bureau told nvestigatiori senators Monday the government has very definite proof Red is trying to flood his country with illegal heroin Commissioner Harry J Ans ingernYade thestatement to the Senate subcommittee looking into juvenile delinquency and coupled with it a plea for still stiffer sen tences for narcotics peddlers He said the average prison sen tence for supplies was 18 months when addiction among teenagers was onthe rise that sentences now average 42 months addic tion among young people is de clining v Ansiinger said that Chinese drug rings are producing huge quanti ties to supply U S dope peddlers He said there is no concerted effort by Red Chinas govern ment to interfere and they prob for the worst as a re sult oMhc traffic harass and haunt jangs until they make u heir mind to settle down be god citizens and stop bothering The comments came in the wak of the unprecedented weeken roundup which saw 625 youngster taken into custody from one polk division Gibbons said increasing com plaints of beatings holdups an robberies by young toughs nang around sleazy poolrooms tap rooms and allnight diners instea of staying at home and doing some thing constructive prompted th crackdown ation also is an important consid ration in choosing a site Mrs happell added Evidence in be alf of the school board indicates mt they expect future growth to ve west of the proposed site with corresponding increase in the umber of scholars in the future reside on the west of the unset View site Four primary objections by Cerinedy to the proposed location f the school were listed in the tiling The location was unfair to pu ils in that it was inaccessible to lem excessive cost would result o the taxpayers of the school dis rict by virtue of constructing the chool building on swahipy land ie proposed location is adjacent a railroad and would be in urious to the health and welfare f the students the proposed lo ation is not in the geographical enter of school population dis ributioni Exact Center A board could not reasonably e required to place a school in he exact geographical center of he area served the ruling sug gests because then the district might well be compelleiilo ac quire land on which houses arid uildings are located with great extra cost to the school district and the taxpayers Mrs Chappell noted testimony concerning poor drainage on old Highway 18 which many scholars must travel to reach the new school A new sewer installed by thecity of Clear Lake has im proved the drainage she stated adding condition of slow drain age of rain water from a public street is not a condition peculiarly limited to the area adjacent to theproposed Sunset v View school site and is not a sufficient basis for reversing the decision of the Clear Lake school board Location near the Milwaukee iracks and noise from passing trains is not a major factor the ruling states because no trains are scheduled during normal school lours Cost of building on the swampy site was considered by the board he evidence indicates and the aoard felt it would be justified ay corresponding saving made an the cost of the land for a school site Mrs Chappell commented on two advertisementsAby Kennedy in the Clear Lake Mirror which were en ered as exhibits in the hearing Marsh Gas One relates to marsh gas and states thatmarsh gas is highly ex plosive and would be dangerous under the Classroom floor Abso utely no evidence in support of this contention was introduced Mrs Chappell stated AnotherAvas headed For Whom Is the School Board Working and drew the following comment in the ruling The innuendo that improper motives guided the school board in the selection of this site was not substantiated by any evidence of any kind during the court of this hearing On the Contrary all evidence introduced at this trial indicates that all members of the school board of Clear Lake are industri ous honest diligent men working without compensation and dedi cated in their work to the general public welfare To the credit of the appellant Sam Kennedy it may be observed that on examination by attorneys for the school district Mr Ken nedy stated that it was not his in tention to charge any member of the school board with dishonesty or fraud but merely that they were acting foolishly in the selection of this site JUNES DANCING AGAIN AP Wirephoto Actress June Haver dances with Joe Campbell a longtime friend at a gathering of notables Sunday night It was Miss Havers first public appearance since she decided to leave a Kansas convent and return to Alger Hiss Loses Second Chance at Parole From r Prison Term for Perjury WASHINGTON Hiss Monday lost a second plea for parole from prison Dr Paul Tappan chairman of the US Parole Board an nounced The Board of Parole today automatically reconsidered the parole application of Hiss and agreed there should be no change in the previous order of denial of parole The application of the former State Department serving a prison term on convic tion of lying when he swore he did Also Denies Knowledge of Ransom Father Belieyes He Is Truthful KANSAS CITY Austin Hall has written millionaire auto dealer Robert C Greenlease ask ing forgiveness for the kidnap slay ing of Greenleases 6yearold son Bobby Greenlease disclosing receipt of the letter Monday He begged forgiveness for his terrible crimeif such a thing as forgiveness is possible Hall also assured Greenlease in the letter that he does not Jcnow the whereabouts of in miss ing ransom money but reiterated thatmost of itwas in his hotel room when he was arrested in St Louis He saidin a confessionfead at his trial last Tuesday he hafd made an inventory ofthe money just before the arresting officers arrived Telling the Greenlease said he believes Hall who is awaiting death in the Mis souri gas chamber in Jefferson City Dec 18 along with Mrs Bon nie Brown Heady his confessed accomplice in the crimeis telling the truth no longer wonderifhe buriecL it the mobile dealer said of the missing money half the record ransdm paid for Bobbys after the yotthgsterhadbeen slain ic certain execution facifig him he has no reason to lie Greenlease added His statement has the ring of Authorities are believed ba interested in a slender Hall said in his confession he saw near his room afterbis arrest Ocir 6 by two St Louis The St Louis police board has not give governmentsecrets to the Communists was first considered and turned down just one year ago Under board procedure it came up automatically for a further look 12 months later Hiss 48 has now served two years and eight months of the five year sentence given him on a per jury conviction in early 19aO The conviction was based on nials to a grand jury that he had ever turned over government se crets to Whittaker Chambers ad mitted Soviet espionage agent as Chambers charged After t h e Supreme Court af firmed the conviction Hiss started his sentence inMarch 1951 He be came eligible for parole Nov 21 1952 v In of favorable pa role action Hiss would leave pris on in Ndvember1954 Stumped on Girls Murder SAGAMIHARA Japan Army investigators said Monday they were stumped in the vicious slay ing of the 9yearold daughter of an American colonel However they suggested killer may have been someone she knew and trusted The killing left ai haze of5 fear pverthis huge Army housing Funeral iwill held Tuesday for redhaired S u s a n Rothschild whose gagged ibody was found in a drainage ditch shortly after dark Saturday by her father Col lacquard H Roths child BULLETIN TORONTO ffhThe T o r o n t o Star says Monday that Lester B Pearson may be named by the US Senate Infernal Security Committee as one Of three Ca nadians accused of supplying in formation to a Communist spy ring late iii World War II Pear son was president of the United Nations lastyear See Senate Fight on Troops WASHINGTON Hick enlooper RIowa and Humphrey DMinn disagreed Monday on whether the United States should make any commitment to retain itstroops in Europe as a spur to approval1 of a European Defense Community Both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said they expect the issue to come be fore Congress in some form They said there are obvious indications it will be brought up by the French at the Big Three conference in Bermuda early next month Hickenlooper said he was op posed to binding this country to what might turn out to be indefi nite maintenance of troops in Ger many He emphasized he was not talking about the manning of US bases abroad I wouldnt support any commit ment to leave American forces in Europe for any specified length of time the Iowa senator said 1 think we must preserve our own discretion in this matter Humphrey agreed that he doesnt like the idea of having American troops tied down indefinitely in Europe But he said he recog nizes that Western European na tions want some assurance that this country is standing firmly be hind the European armyproject We needthe European Defense Community and until European rearmament completed and its security forces completed I believe we will have to make some commitments he said Western can be intensively questioned former Lt Louis Shoulders and Patrolman El mer Dolan who made the ar rest Both have steadfastly denied any knowledge of the missing money Declines Comment Shoulders reached in St Louis declined1 comment saying hedid nobknow of Halls letter to Green f i MeantimePolice Chief Jeremiah OConaell Monday said to seek permission in continued efforts to solve1 the mystery of the OConnell also would be asked to a panelof top police officials in vestigating police handling of the arrest and recovery of half of the ransom v Permission to See Hall OConnell told ask US Marshal Tat Kansas City for permis sion to seeHall now held at the Missouri State Penitentiary at Jef ferson City Hall and his accom plice Bonnie Brown Heady are scheduled to die in the Missouri gas chamber there Decr 18 for the kidnapping and murder of 6 yearold Bobby Greenlease Elmer Dolan a patrolman was with Shoulders at the time of Halls arrest here Oct 6 and John Hager a taxi driver Avho peel Shoulders to Halls where abouts also will be recalled by the panelOConnell said SUSAN ROTHSCHILD STILL NOCLUES LA CROSSE Wis UP search for clues in the fourweek disappearance of Evelyn Hartley 15yearold babysittervwas made Sunday but without success Po lice said f About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudyTues day High 45 to 48 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Tuesday with no important tem perature change Minnesota Tuesday partly cloudy No important temperature changes GlobeGazette weather data up to 8am Monday Maximum1 Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAIVAGO Maximum Minimum 32 25 2ft 45 a ;