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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AL U NORTHIOWANS N I I G H B O R S HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Pitts United Tress Full Leaw Wires Seven Cents a Cops MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1953 This 1apei Consists ot Two One No2tt Red Source Admits Fischer Being Held Secretory Durkin Quits in Huff Labor Seems Over vn An uneasy political honeynioon between Pres ident Eisenhower and organized labor appeared ended Friday with the abrupt and angry resignation of Martin P Durkin as secretary of labor Durkin a union leader and a quit his Cabinet post with a charge that the Eisenhower administration had agreement with him on recommen dations for changing the controver sial TaftHartley labor law Presidents George Meany of the AFL and Walther Reuther of the CIO quickly sided with accused Eisenhower of failing to live up to promises made to or ganized labor There was comment from letter YOUNG HERO 13yearold patrolboy in demonstrates how he pulled Kathleen Serafin off the track savingJher from being hit by a suburban train Charley Bartholmey 12 another patrol boy assists in the demonstration One Dead 58 Injured as Cleveland Street Explodes CLEVELAND street blew up here Thursday blew up along a threequarter mile stretch hurlingbig con crete chunks and manhole covers up among hundreds of stunned rushhour motorists and pedestrians killing one and injuring 58 At least two of the injured were in critical condition The cause of the mighty underground explosion along West 117th St a main crosstown artery still was sought A TTrirla Tirnmnri Tell Decision on Tax Saving WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Service Friday refused to confirm or deny a report that it has made a ruling which would save former President Truman in federal tax bri his forth coming memoirs A spokesman said a published re whichquotes a high official resulted from a leak Which is contrary to law Theriri Jormant will be fired if discovered the spokesman said i Truman was shown a newspaper account of the reported tax deci t Thats good news he said This is the first Ive heard about it Truman some months ago sold to Life Magazine the rights to his memoirs for a reported He asked permission of Internal Revenue to spread the income and tax payments over sixyears Friday Firemen first said it was a broken gas But the gas company their mains probably broke a ft e r exploding sewergas Mrs Katherine Szabo 40 who was driving her brother home from work died at a hospital The brother Robert Gbur 27 who was injured only slightly said I was talking to her and we had jusj cleared the underpass near Berea Rd when it happened accepting Durkins resignation and praising his service as secretary It has long been a tradition in the labor movement that once an agreement is reached the parties abide by1 it Meany Mr Durkin Designed because he could not continue serving where agree ments are not kept Meany and Reuther and their or ganizations as did most of the rest of organized labors leaders supported Democrat Adlai Steven son against Eisenhower in last falls presidential elections After his landslide victory Ei senhower surprised nearly every one by choosing Durkin a staunch Democrat and president of the AFLs plumbers union for the labor Cabinet post Durkin himself expressed surprise and the late Eisenhower Allowed Durkin to Quit Because Proposals Would Damage GOP Plans By LYLE C WILSON WASHINGTON arguments that persuaded Pres dent Eisenhower to keep the TaftHartley Act and let his labor secretary resign added up to this The amendments proposed by Secretary Martin P Durkin were loaded against management and would stymie impor ant Republican political strategy There were 19 amendments proposed by Durkin and sub stantially backed by organized labor No single amendment was Ayholly unacceptable But 3urkins cabinet andWhite House opponents argued that when read as a whole the Durkin pro gram chipped dangerously into the underpinnings of the TaltHartley Act Durkins proposal for a federal ban on state laws forbidding the closed shop would have checked a Reports on Destructive Dust Bomb TUCSON Ariz terrible but still undeveloped new atomic may used tor render the food nations useless This is the disclosure of a Uni versity of Arizona biochemist after Z1A years of secret research here Dr Wallace H Fuller working on special assignment for the Atomic EnergyCommission said the fantastically powerful new force could be produced from ra dioactive strontium Cripple Supply It could cripple the food supply large areas of land Fuller said The Arizona professor said ra dioactive strontium could cause sickness or death if built up in sufficient amount Potentially it is the most biologically hazardous of the fission products he ex plained he said could drop it in the form of dust and it would contaminate crops lands and water supplies By Any Continued Dr Fuller Radioactive strontium could be introduced into the human or ani mal body by many means by con taminated water directly contam inated food crops or by food crops grown in contaminated soil If animals should eat forage such as grasses or alfalfa that C9ntain radiostrontium the radio activity would concentrate in their bones Sen Robert A Taft ROhio called he appointment incredible The selection was widely regard ed as an effort by the new adniin slralion to woo union support The 59yearold Durkin told a acked news conference Thursday he had submitted his resignation Aug 31 when he became con vinced the administration had broken commitments with him on proposed changes in the Taft Hartley law I feel they are not going to car ry those agreements Durkin said In fact I was told so He talked it over with Eisen lower Thursday morning He saiA Eisenhower asked him to slay on but he refused Durkin said he had reached agreement on proposed TH Changes with White House aides ic assumed had Eisenhowers au thority to take such action He carefully refrained from accusing isenhower personally of breaking any agreement but said It was our belief that the Pres deht had been kept informed We jelieved he had agreed to them Durkin said there were 19 pro posals thus agreedto This is the same number of changes contained n a labor message prepared for Sisenhower to send to Congress be e it adjourned last Aug 3 The message was widely circulated and published but the White House said it was simply a preliminary draft It was never formally sub mitted to Congress 2 Top Posts DENVER Eise men to fl important justice to succeed Frod M Vinson and secretary of labor to replace Martin P Durkin White Houce Press Secretary James C Hagerty told newsmen he had no idea when either selec tion might be announced trend of local legislation which is becoming increasingly alarming to organized labor Such a federal invasion of states rights would have hit the Eisen hower administration in both policy and political program The Presi dent and his party are committed o some degree of decentralization the passing back to the states of powers and responsibilities which tended to center in Washington dur ing 20 Democratic years The Eisenhower political pro gram looks confidently toward de velopment of a twoparty system in the South where the President found substantial support in last Novembers electionConservative southerners are the onlyhope of the Republicans for the develop mentof a twoparty system there Asock at states rights with such a closedshop amendment as Dur kin proposed would have jarred Republican hopes for southern votes All About The Weaiher Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night Mostly fair Saturday Generally fair and cooler Saturday Minnesota Saturday partly cloudy cooler central and south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 84 Minimum 57 At8am 67 TKAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 59 TILTED and police try to rigbt a car turned over in sewer explosion On the right a man stands on the pavement slabs which were tilted for about a mile Hints of Blackmail for Return Other Airmen Being Detained PANMUNJOM Red source admitted Friday for the first timo that the Communists are holding back some Allied war who want go home A Communist correspondent Wilfred Burchelt said a crack US jet pilot Harold Fischer of Swea City Iowa and an undis closed number of other Allied air men are being held as special prisoners because the Communists Wlrepholo HELD BY Harold Fischer of Swea City la is among an undisclosed number of Allied airmen being held by the Reds as special prisoners according to a Com munist correspondent Fischer had shot down 10 enemy jets before beinglost over North Korea last April i i Army Raps McQajJby for Revealing Restricted Data Parents Happy SWEA CITY A Communist report that the Rede are holding Capt Harold Fischer Jr double jet ace from Swea City ac a special captive in Manchuria came at good news to hit par ents Friday This is wonderful Its good to he still is alive the older Fischer said at his farm homo near here The flyers mother It sounds good when told of the report from Red source that the release of her son would have to bo negotiated through diplo matic channels Senator in Retort to Criticism WASHINGTON W The Army said Friday an intelligence report on of which were released by Sen McCarthy Rr restricted information declared too that any cohcliiT sion it is Communist propaganda is refuted by a reading of the entire document Unauthorized release of restrict ed information is a violation of aw punishable by up to fine and 10 years imprisonment Shows Reporters McCarthy showed reporters pho tographic copies of the first 70 ages of the 75page document on Wednesdaycontending it smacked of clear cut ComriVunist propa ganda He was acting as chairman of he Senate Investigations Subcom mittee which has been looking in to Army security This could pose questions of congressional rights n relation to the law And in any event it is improbable that a charge of violating the law as to restricted documents would be pressed against any member of Congress in such circumstances The Army issued a statement which made nodirect mention of McCarthy but w a s obviously framed as a reply to his Wednes day actions Limited Distribution The statement said the docu Psychological and Cultural Traits of Soviet was intended for limited distribu tion to intelligence officers to de velop understanding of the Soviet people which will be militarily use ful in case of war At the Capitol McCarthy said Neither the Army nor any other branch of government is going to hide dishonesty corruption or orhmunism by putting a secret abel on it he said SAME FIAO MKANS TKAFPtO DKATK IN FAST Zl HOCltfO AP Wlreiiholo BARE haired Ginny Krayse reporter for the Indiana Daily Student was assigned to get the lowdown on girlie shows on the Indiana State Fair midway so she got a temporary Job in a1 burlesque chorus lineThe In diana girl is shown here with her costume Attempt on Life of Sultan Fails RABAT Morocco An unidenti fied Arab tried to run down the Sultan Of Morocco with an ancient automobile Friday as the ruler rode his white horse to the Mosque for traditional Friday prayers Sultan Mouley Mohammed Ben Arafa escaped injury and continued to the Mosque for the regular Moslem Sabbath prayers BULLETIN DENVER Eisen hower Friday chose Gen John I Hull to bo supreme comman der of United States and United Nations forces in the Far East succeeding Gen Mark Clark Reed Chosen Instruction Board Member DES MOINES mem ers of the new Stale Board of Public Instruction were elected in district convention Friday The 2nd District at Manchester had yet to name its representative The board members elected were 1st D Wells Davenportattorney 3rd Rted Water loo attorney 4th District Martin Meirose 5th A Sweet 52 Story City bank president 6th District Harma 48 Hamilton County farmer 7th Paul Scott 45 Farragut farm wife 8th C Ary 59 Cherokee attorney Reed defeated W Earl Hall edi tor of the Mason City GlobeGa zette by 3 1815 in the con vention at Waterloo Hanna who farms 240 acres east of Webster City won on the first ballot 249 Cerro Gordo was represented at the 3rd District convention held in the Waterloo YMCA by Earl Dean Mason Cilyf and Charles Hanson Rockwell ofthe county board and by Mr Hall designated as dele gate by board the Mason City school Mr Reed was offered in nomina tion by Mrs Dorothy B Ferguson of Cedar Falls who recalled his extended interest in educational affairs as legal representative of the Waterloo school board and in other capacities Mn Reed spoke briefly Mr Halls name was presented by Mr Dean and Mr Hall in a brief talk said his sole interest lay in seeing that the new setup for which he had contended editor ially for a quarter of a century was put off to a good start He paid high compliment to his Water loo rival a personal friend of long standing The meeting was presided over by W Harold Hartman Black Hawk County superintendent who servers had directed Mr Reeds campaign The host county was represented by 6 voles as the county in the district Marshall and all Cerro Gordo had others had 2 eaoh say they were shot down over Manchuriaforbidden territory to Allied pilots in the Korean War A repatriated American Air Force major David F MacGhea Tampa Fla said earlier this week he had learned fconxan tiemely the Communists planned to intern 22 U S flyers in Manchuria un til theUnited recognizes Red China T May Be Others Allied officers have said unoffi cially there may be other airmen still held by the Communists and one source said the number to taled about 35 Burcbelt of the Paris LHuman le who reflects official Red think ing said one of the prisoners is double jet ace Fischer Burchett said release of the airmen would have to be negotiated through fdip lomalic channels but he did not elaborate The Allied Command demanded Wednesday that Reds account for about 3500 allied of them were known once to be prisoners but whowere not released in the recent POW exchange The Communists have indicated they would reject the but North lowan WASHINGTON list of 126 Americans including three lowans of whom the Defense Department says there is rea son to believe thatthe Commu nists hold or have knowledge of the fste of these men has been released here The list included Sgt Lyle E Wood son of Mr and Mrs John H Wood Iowa Falls have not said when they would reply officially Duck Fischer who disappeared last April 7 became one of the hottest pilots in Korea by scorning his ra dar gunsight and shooting down lied MIG jets like ducks The Red Peiping radio said April 9 the 27yearold flier cap tured after being shot down in a dogfight over Manchuria His wing man last saw him battling a Red fighter near the Yalu River bound ary of Manchuria The Reds obviously were on a spot in the Fischer they pre viously had said they sent back all Allied prisoners who wanted to go home yet their official Feiping radio had admitted he was cap tured alive Indian Village Meanwhile the first of 14700 Chinese war prisoners who have renounced Communism arrived in the Korean neutral zone shaking their fists and shouting the at Death to Red ob Nearly 1000 antiCommunistChi nese entered the newlybuiltstock ades at the sprawling Indian Vil lagef near they will be guarded by ;