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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Horn CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTHJOWANS NEIGH BORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Prow ami United Press Kull icase Wires Seven Cents a Copy Fight Erupts Over Slicing Air Contracts 2 Demo Senators Label It Shocking WASHINGTON Demo cratic senators Friday labelled a reduction in the Air Forces pro duction program shocking and dangerous and Sen Potter R asked for disclosure of all the facts involved in the 750 mil lion dollar cutback Senatorial criticism began to erupt Mith publication of reports later modified that plans to pur chase 1000 planes had been can celled The aircraft reduction is apart from the five billion dollars cut earlier this year from the Air Force budget Wont Hurt Strength However James H Douglas acting secretary of the Air Force told newsmen the striking power of the Strategic Air Command would not be effected by the reduction which he said was not an economy move Instead he declared it followed from revised estimates of what the AirForce needs and will release money for other types of aircraft Secretary of Defense Wilson an nouncing the reduction in St Louis Thursday said changes were being made so we can spend the money for the right thing at the right time and for the right purpose He declared the reduction would not affect the current production rate of 1000 airplanes a month nor prevent the Air Force from reaching its goal 120 wings Sens Hill a member of the Senate Appropriations Commit tee and Stennis an Armed Services Committee mem ber voiced doubts new orders will be forthcoming to prevent a reduction in overall planned air strength Repudiation Hill said in an interview he re gards the contract cancellationas a shocking repudiation of the commitments made to Congress by Secretary Wilson that there would beno reductionvinplaneproduc tion Stennis said in a statement that any reduction in the Air Force would constitute a dangerousrisk to our security Douglas said orders for 131of the speedy B47 et bombers will be cancelled and also plans for 18 more B47s Other planned procure ment now cancelled he said in cludes 579 fighterbomber types 66 primary trainers 141 basic trainers and 10 helicopters He said the revision hi the pro ductipn program had been made by experts of the Air Force itself More Fighters Douglas did not disclose what planes might be ordered in place of those dropped but did say the Air Force already has ordered more of the new supersonic Flbo fighters andthat serious consider ation is being given to developing a second manufacturing source for the B52 heavy bomber Sen Potter from a state which holds a large share of defense con tracts said he thinks the Defense Department should spell out the extent of the order cancellations and tell what plans it has to re place these MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4 Tills Pajwr Consists or Two One Blame Boys for Blaze NEWELL fire which destroyed a lumber yard grain elevator and three railroad refrigerator cars apparently was set by three young boys Bueha Vista County Sheriff Harry Drey er says The sheriff said Thursday that the boys two aged 9 and the other 12 had admitted starting the blaze accidentally The sheriff said the boys told of purchasing a couple of penny boxes of matches and going to the lumber yard Wednesday after noon Tbe boys dipped a stick into a barrel inflammable mixture and lighted it One of the young sters apparently burned his finger and dropped the stick Drcyer said The flames demolished the Fitl lerton Lumber Co the Farmers CoOp Elevator and three refriger ator cars on a railroad track near the two companies The Illinois Central Railroad estimated dam age at SHES A Fran cine Santagata of New York suits her costume to the tem perature there as she strolls in attire which won first prize in the Beat the Heat competitor Woman Held Here After Narcotic Raid Pearl Viola McClain 37 who gave officers her address as 620 Mobile Waterloo Friday was bound over to Die September term of the Ceno Gordo County grand jury on a charge of illegal posses sion of narcotic drugs She is being held in the Cerro Gordo vCounty jailin lieuof bond Mrs McClain Bess Gladys Smith 52 LeRoy Smithv 53 and ESIT Davig in a surprise raid about 9 45 p m Tuesday City and county officers raided the Smith home at 403 Jef ferson SW after deputy sheriffs became aware of narcotic traffic after picking up a suspected drug user The eight officers raiding the dome found several hypodermic needles syringes nine narcotic tablets each containing onefourth grain of the narcotic drug and other pills Officers took the nine tablets to St Paul where they were tested The Smiths who are husband and wife and Davis were released by police after a complete investi gation as to their association with the drug traffic Mrs McCiains husband Isom was sentenced to three months in the county jail here in November 1952 for carrying a concealed weapon Expect Hoover to Dedicate School Here Next Year Herbert Hoover only lowan ever elected President of the United States is expected in Mason City next August to dedicate the elementaryschool named for him Following an exchange of letters between Mr Hoover anc Supt LawrenceHShepoiser for the School Board as wel as Gen Hanf ord MacNider who was appointed US Ministei toCanada duringMr Hoovers term the following lettei was received from him No 262 GenMacNider Thaveyour most kind letter I simplydo not know whatlo reply I havetaken the job ofchairmai of a revived Federal Governmen Reorganization Commissionand I shall be tied to a desk in Washing ton for the next12 months Yen to Accept I Lave a joint resolution from the Iowa Legislature invitingme toaddress them on my next birth day Aug I have had some yen to undertake it In that case i could do the two jobs I am immensely proud to have my name on the Mason City school but dont stop the young sters from attending because I am late In his letter of Aug 20 Gen MacNider had written to Mr Hoo ver that the school was ready to receive students but that the dedi cation had been postponed in the hope that he couldattend Because of the new duties of governmental reorganization which you have so unselfishly assumed the local school authorities would now like to leave the date entirely up to you and they have asked me o renew the original invitation on that basis Tremendously Grateful I can assure you sir that this part of your native state will be tremendously grateful1 and happy if you can find to con sider being frs and Vecstt IM Slav Threat to Italy on Trieste Deal May Send Troops to the Frontier BELGRADE Yugoslavia OT Yugoslavia threatened officially Friday to send troops to the Italian Yugoslav frontier unless Italy ends her maneuvers termed a military demonstration in that area The warning was contained in a fourth in three ent by Marshal Titos government 0 Italys foreign ministry m Home as a icsult of new tension in the sevenyearold feud between the wo nations over the future of the free territory of Trieste Corresponding Measures If the Yugoslav government stablishes that the Italian govern ment continues to adhere to the abnormal situation on the border the note said lfit be forced to undertake corresponding measuics on its teintory In plain terms this means Yugo jlavia plans to march in troops to back aig her frontier guards m the Gorizia region north of Trieste withdraws the onthe onposite bide jf the ffpntio time that is convenientto you It would be a dayof inspiration for all the children of our country side which they could cherish al their lives In expressing his appreciation to Supt Shepqiser for the honor of having a school named after him Mr Hoover wrote Certainly there is no greater lonor that can cometo one than o have ones name associated with a public school1 began attending classes in Herbert Hoover School this week Mr Hoover was born at West Branch Aug 10 1874 so he will be 80 years old his next birthday His home is at Palo Alto Calif near Stanford University but his letter was written from the Wai Astoria Towers New York SAME DATEW24SJ FLAG MEANS TRAFFIC IK JTAST HOUR TT GlobeGazette photo by Musser NOT Hoover wilt be unable to dedi cate theMason City school named for him before next August and wrote But1 dont stop the youngsters from attending because I am late The youngsters are not wait ing Left to right the camera are Rodney John son and Joan Wood 1st graders and beyond Leo Paine and Bob Peterson Gth grade r made public by the Yugoslavforeign offices ifaforma tion section described as unsatis factory Italys rejection of lhre previous Yugoslav complaints con cerning border incidents of the past week Two Divisions The Yugoslavs say Haly had two divisions perhaps 20000 to 30000 men in the area and Italian de achments twice have strayed on to Yugoslav soil In Rome a foreign ministry spokesman said lias been no military demonstration on the Yugoslav border Italy contends the maneuvers are strictly routine The nbtc was the fourth during he flareupresulting from Italian ears that Tito might try to annex he Yugoslav occupation zone In Trieste It has been denied em phatically that Tito has any such deas Soys Polliver to Seek ReElection EAGLE Dolli rer Sixth District representative n Congress is planning lo seek reelection to that office rather ban the U S Senatorship That is the gist of an cditodial by Maurice B Crabbe in the cur rent issue of the Eagle here Its pointed out that the Fort Dodge nan recently returned from an nspection of the national defense setup in Alaska is giving this in ormation o his Iowa friends the editorial points out says he is lappy to continue his duties in Congress and hopes to add to the seniority he has achieved already y being reelecicd to the lower louseagain NOT COMFORTING BAHIA B L A N C A Argentina UP Councilman Felix Sedan las proposed an ordinance re stricting advertising by akers He saidsuch advertising was often posted in front of hospi as and had a depressing effect on patients and visitors All About ADOUl The Weather Fair and cool Saturday Maion City Fair and pleasant Saturday high 68 to 70 MlmmoU Mostly fair through Saturday GlobeGazelle weather data up 68 a m Friday Maximum 02 Minimum 42 At 8a m 55 Precipitation 01 HEARS GOOD William F Dean GEN DEAN Gen William V i v A i F ATJJ iTiuicinij1 JJV3 Ui LUt5 wearing a Communist issue cap sits in the back seat of returned general Thursday night learned that her hus a1 lie nrrves afpanmunjom for repatriation band had been returned after three years of captivity in attei 37 months impusonment as a prisoner of war Korea She has been making her home in California CARL BERGLUND ikis for Atom Plant Made Here The manufacturing of supply and exhaust ducts for the Atomic Energy Commissions giant 32219 00000 plant now under construc tion at Portsmouth Ohio will get indcr way at ttte former hemp lant at Emery west of Mason City within the next two or three vceks This was the announcement by Carl Berglund Des Moincs vice president and general manager of he Corn Stales Metal Fabricators vho was in Friday in connection with the opening of the plant Subcontract The Corn States Metal Fabricn ors which leased the former hemp riant building from E M Ducseiv erg of Clear Lake has a subcon ract totaling awardedby Peter Kiewit Sons Companythe contractor for the Atomic Cncrgy plant Peter KiewitSons Jompahy one of the worlds larg si construction operators was awarded one of the largest Dingle Contracts oh record in building the Jortsmouth plant The plant here is expected lo employ upwards of 40 nost oC thcin fromthis area To eph JeffersonRogers isv coming o MasonCityTuesday to take wer the management of theLlocal Sheer Metal The ducts to be manufactured icre wilLbc madeof sheetmetal and angle iron structures The ompany will need sheet metal vorkers as well as several certi ied welders timekeepers clerical iclp and common labor The equipment 16 be installed in he plant is arrivingdaily and in lallaiion of thisshould be com peted in two weeks according to Bcrglund who said no banges be necessary iu the luilding which fitsadmirably to he needs of the manufacturing perations now contemplated Am electrical power water and ther utiiities make the plant deal be pointed out Sports Bulletin WISSANT Prince an Flor ence Chadwick up her at tempted roundtrip of the Engliih Chermel Friday night after 16 and 7 minutes in the chilly waters The California woman already had covered the distance to France from England in the record time o 14 hours and 42 minutes Dean Is Freed Tells of Commie Grill ing for Military Secrets FREEDOM VILLAGE Korea Gen William F Dean returned to freedom Friday and told how the Communists threatened him with punishment as a war criminal m futile effortsto ptymilitary secrets from him Deanv back from37 months as aprisoner of the Reds gave newsmen a detailed ac count ot the bad and received at the hands of his captors The herorpfcbheJuly 1950 battle of Taejon which led to his capture a month later idhe oceaii questioned ctmtiijupusiyfor 68 hours by Reds who sought military in formation Dean said Tie became so bored In Communist confinement Lhat he worked mathemaftc prob ems in his head to killlime He heard no English spoken ovei ong periods1 of limeand the only ending matter he received vas Jommurjist history dialectics or propaganda No Deep But Dean apparently left the Communists with rip deep rnalice owarcl his captors describing onieof the North Korean guards is good boys Dean gave newsmen such a vivid ccount of his experiences that hey applauded at the end of the ntervicw Now grayhaired with n a tanned face Dean told of his apture on Aug 25 1950 of hav ng wanderedhungry through the ountrystdc without food of end ess interrogation by North Ko eans and of thesurprisingly good reatmcnt he receivedtoward the nd Starting from the beginning Dean recalled his battle against opclcss odds after being separ ted from the men with whom he ad been fighting A North Korean soldier tried to vernowcr him alone but failed I thought I was a pretty good vrcsller he said But before I ould get my arms released about 0 people were oume They were Korean soldiers or home uards Wrenched My Arms They wrenched my arms be ind my back tied me up and put ic in the lioosegowand then into box about the size of this table He pointed to a table about three eet square Dean siid his feet were swollen nd hclopkoff his boots That gaVe them the idea so Mrs Dean Uses Superlatives to Express Joy Over Release MONTEREY Calif that Maf GenWilliam P Dean had been released after more than three yeari Com munist imprisonment hit his wife like their laughter said today MrsRobert C Williams said her mother used every uperlafcive in the book to describe her joy She said she was elated overjoyed overwhelmed she uat used every superlative in the book Mrs Williams said 1 didnt even get a chance to tell her the details because hey took them and gnve me some shoes without bottoms I lad to stuff in newspapers It was a long time before I could find ny shoes big enough for me North Koreans were dug m all long the road firing al us Dean said he jumped from the ecp and took cover under an bandoncd truck Several other ncn already had had the same dea he said Wanted to Surrender The men under the truck with ne wanted to sin render but I alkcd them out of it Dean said The general said he and the men ater slipped away from the truck nd hid in nn armored weapons arrier known as an M5 When the order came to take over there were IT of us in he roup he said We left the M5 nd began to move up over a nounlain Dean said he thought he heard trickle of water He hadnt had drink all day he said so he ooked around in the hope of find ng thestream I had an impression of running own a series of said I drew a blank It was like a man being she wouldnt quit talking Mrs Williams was the first to break the dramatic news to her mother who was driving her from her home at Berkeley Calif when the general stepped across to free dom at Panmunjom Mrs Dean had planned to spend the weekend with her daughter here to await the release Education Chief Thurston Dies WASHINGTON Lee M Thurston U S commissioner oE education since July 2 died early Friday at Georgetown University Hospital He wan 58 An appointee of President Eiscm tiower the LansingMich native tiad been at the hospital since fcrfng a heart attack Aug 29 At his bedside was Mrs Ion who had originally come to the capital to look for a place for her and her husband to Hvc Dr Thurston was dean of tho School of Education at Michigan State College at the time he moved o the federal post Dulles Endorsement Brings German Meddling Charge BONN Germany charge of merican interference exploded iday as a major issue in East crmanys bitter election cam aign U S Secretary State Dulles aid Thursday at his press con erence that defeat ot Chancellor onrad Adenauers government in ext Sundays voting would cause onfusion and delay solution ofthe erman problem The statement overnight became ic hottest issue of the campaign or election of the 484 members of arliament The Socialist psrty cbiet Oppo sition lo Adenauers Christian Democrats and two allied parties pounced angrily on Dulles re marks This is a vicious attempt by the American government to interfere in the German election the So cialist party protest said Most American officials hope Adenauer will win and approve his program of rearmament in close alliance with the West By con trast they oppose he Socialists advocacy oC neutrality in the cold war The choice between the two policies has been the major cam paign issue Adenauer said ia a speech at Bonn that voters must decida whether you want America Brn lain and six Scluunan plan nations as Germanys friends or whether Germany turns its back on theso nations Socialist chairman Erich pllen hauer attacked Adenauers policy of strength in a radio address and predicted it would lead to Ger manys ruin instead of its reunifi cation He argued that Germany must remain neutral if it expects Soviet Russia to con sider giving up its occupation East Germany i ;