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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for H ITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NrtoSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVIII Aisoclaled Jrew and United Press Full Wires Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 I52 ThU o Two One NO vn THREATS DONT ALTER PLANSCharlie Chaplin waves as he stands his wife and aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth on arriving in France Despite threats to bar him fromthe United States Chaplin says he has not altered his plans to return in about six months Ike Rips Into Stevenson Ike Backer Charges Adlai in Fund Case Admits Aid But Claims No Secret CHICAGO m A charge by an Eisenhower supporter that Gov Adlai E Stevenson promoted a ash fund from private individuals 0augment salaries of some state officials was admitted by the Illi nois governor Monday night But the Democratic presidential candidate said there was nothing secretive or improper about such aid No Secret Stevenson in a statement in New York said there never has been any secret about his trying to ease the financial strain of men he in duced to leave private employment to take state jobs None of the en Stevenson said was Heres a Man Who Wont Accept From Government Jinr Caldwell M of Ames is a rugged individualist and doesnt like chanty even from the government When he decided to leave his old age pension at Ames and go on the road he ended at Mason City v y Friday evening heowas hunting sticks in the city dump to build fire but when he pried one stick loose it brought a big log rolling Jiown on CaldwoMs leg Thinking he had sprained it Caldwell fash Toned crutches from sticks and hobbled about best he could for three days before he was found by Oscar Overbeck 325 27th SW Overbeck took him to Mercy Hospital Monday where an Xray that both boneswere fractured above the ankle in Caldwells one leg Hell be all right said the attending physician despite some bad burns caused by hot water with which he tried to treat his own SisnaieFarm Committee Finds Million Theft WASHINGTON Senate Agriculture Committee said Tuesday it had found embezzlements totaling 10 mil lion dollars in governmentowned grain It added that Ag ricultureDepartment employes had not profited personally by them The findings were in a 43page report summarizing the committees six months investigation of shortages in grain and other farm products connection with government purchases under price supporl programs Chairman Ellender DLa said the report was approved unani mously by the eight senators pres Democrats and three Re publicans Although the report absolved the government workers who handled the storage program of profiting personally itf had sharp words for Ihe government administration of Ihe program The evidence indicales as of May 1952 there had been embez zlement orcriminal conversion of Commodity C red it Corporation grain invenlories by 131 warehousemen aggregating approximalely but no evidence was presented to the commiltce lhat any CCC person nel profited personally or was criminally involved in this connec tion the report said BULLETIN HAMPTON A drying building and 3000 bushels of seed cornwere destroyed Tuesday in at the Northrup King aV processing plant A com pany spokesman estimated dam age at r All About The Weather Mason City Fair Tuesday night Fair to partly cloudy Wednesday Scattered light frost Iowa Mostly fair with scattered light frost east Tuesdaynight Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Mostly fair Tuesday night Scattered light frost east portion Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to t am Tuesday Maximum Gi Minimum 30 At 8 am 44 Bradley Says We Must Give 4 Atom Secrets WASHINGTON Wl Gen Omar Bradley said Tuesday lhat sooner or lalerlhe United Slates must give atomic warfare secrets to Al lied military commanders in Eu rope The chairman of Chiefs of Staff set no time limit for turn ing over atomic information but he let it be1 known he believes that eventually the U S is going lo have to give some inside dope on atomic warfare lo the military commanders Among other reasons Bradley listed at Pentagonnews conference Was that some Allied nations have gained rthe false Impression that mere J S possession of atomic Weapons made it unnecessary for them to build up their own de fenses He said he foundout about this on anlrday trip to Europe from which he has just returned And said Atomic weapons will p 1 a y a great part in thedefense of Eu rope but they will hot replace forces Coriditiois have changed Brad ley enactment of a law in1946 forbidding the sharing of information with any foreign government no matter how friendly Again Raps Administration EISENHOWER SPE CIAL Dwight D Eisen hower campaigning in the home state of Sen Robert A Taft de clared Tuesday the Truman ad ministration is totally incompe tent to straighten out the problems that facethis nation The Republican presidential nominee introduced by Charles Taft Republican candidate or governor told a crowd estimated at 3500 persons at Middlelown O it is a deliberate policy of this administration money It has taken as a tion is the best policy he de clared The Republicans want honesty in the dollar Big Men Eisenhower said the GOP wants big men in office in Washing ton not men who are too little fortheir jobs and to big for their breeches The Republican nominee an nounced he will speak on inflation in a major address in Cleveland Tuesday night Eisenhower was accompanied by Sen Robert A Taft for all Ohioans to see the new unity es tablished between the general who won the GOP nomination and the senator who lost it Meantime the Republican pres idential nominee was pressing the a 11 a c k against Slevenson his Democratic opponent Describing himself as having a passion for peace Eisenhower told a cheering crowd of 3500 per sons in CincinnatiMusic Hall that Stevensons foreign policy views show a faintness of heart re flecting the Truman administra surrender of initiative to the Communists Blistering Attack Eisenhower chose faffs home lown lo make a blistering allack on Stevenson President Truman and Secretary of Stale Achcson on foreign policy issues Some of Eisenhowers poinls of attack were strikingly similar lo those Taft has been pounding for years The nominees over all theme followed closely that which John Foster Dulles one of his for eign policy advisers has been preaching in recent monlhs SAME fllack lit i la pail 21 botnl Report Fund Trustee Sought Aid of Nixon Office in an elected official or an officeseeker The governors statement was in reply to a charge made by Kent handler a Chicago manufacturer in a telegram to Stevenson that he personally promoted a cash fund made up of contributionsfrom pri vate citizens Chandler who served on the Citi zens for Eisenhower Committee before the Republican convention said in his telegram that the fund was paidto various of your of ficial appointees to state jobs in order to supplement the salaries paid them by the Asks He asked Stevenson to disclose the names of the contributors and SPRINGFIELD 111 UP Republican chair man Tuesday charged Gov Ad lai E Stevenson and State Wel fare Director Fred K Hoehler with flagrant payroll padding ir Welfare Department genera office employment Morton H Hollingsworth chairman of the GOP State Central Committee said the padding was an increase in general office administration personnel of the Welfare Depart ment from in January to 258 on July 1 1952 recipients and Ihe amounts in volved Chandler said the governor lad made known he favored sucb an assistance policy to him and others al the Chicago Commercial ilub last April 23 Stevenson said Monday night he did not recall any such conversation with Chandler Slevenson who is in his firsl fouryear term as governor jit that time had announced his candidacy for reelection Sports Bulletin CLEVELAND Cleve land Indians lost valuable ground in their pursuit of the New York Yankees Tuesday by dropping a 101 decision to the Chicago White Sox The Indians now stand IVz games behind the Yankees and are three behind on the losing side with only three games left to play The Yankees have six games to play and need four victories to clinch the flag regardless of what the Indians do in t h e i r games The Yankee game with Boston was rained out Caudle Tells of Congress Pressure in Fraud Cases WASHINGTON w T Lamar Caudletestified Tuesday that con gressmen frequently tried to in fluence his judgment on tax fraud cases and other criminal prosecu tions Caudle also told House investi gators that a House secre tary called him in a successful effort lo ppslpone a case involving a St Louis businessman charged with a very substantial tax fraud Caudle former assistant attor ney general who once headed the Justice Departments Criminal and Tax Divisions was fired by President Truman last November for outside activities His testimony on what he has called pressure on him was given lo a House subcommittee headed by Rep Chelf DKy which is investigating the Juslice Department Rep Keating RN Y labeled the lawmakers reported interven tion in Justice Department cases as entirely improper Caudle said senators and repre sentatives came to his office and argued with him about cases which were under active consider ation They tried to influence your judgment didnt they asked Keating Well they talked quite persua sively at times replied the for mcr official Yes they did AFL Gives Support to Adlai PROFESSOR Har rison J Thornton 58 widely known member of the University of Iowa history department died Monday night at University Hos pitals of a cerebral hemorrhage He collapsed while supervising student registration Monday Prof Thornton a noted author and lecturer was born in Liver pool England to this country in 1H Allies Beat Back Commie Probe Attacks SEOUL Korea nist soldiers launched 20 probing attacks across Ihe Korean battle front Tuesday but UN troops bat tercd them back with artillery mortar and machincgun fire Six of the assaults camc in the Bunker Hill area four came around Heartbreak Ridge northwest of the Punchbowl and threewere on the astcenlral front near Ihe rocky peak called Luke Ihe Cooks Castle An Eighlh Army briefing officer said he believed Ihe probes were just harassing aclions Fighterbombers hampered by dense clouds flew close support missions for infantry figbting Tues day and US Sabrcjcls swept MIG Alley in norlhwcst Korea withoul sighting a single Russianbuilt MlG15 jet v Fighterbombers blasled supply Doinls dircclly behind Communist ines norlh of Kumsong damaging or deslroying bunkers supply shel lers and morlar positions The Eighlh Army announced lhat Allied group troops last week in flicted the fourth highest casualties of the year on Communist forces Candidate Gives Formula By THE WIRE SERVICES NEW YORK American federation of Labor convention uesday endorsed Gov Adlai E itevcnson the Democratic candi date for President of the United Hales The action was unanimous by he 800 delegates who acted on a omnutleo recommendation First Endorsement It was the first endorsement by convention action since the AFL vas founded in 1881 Back in 1924 special AFL committee en dorsed the late Sen Robert M La ollettc of Wisconsin who was run ning for the presidency on the Pro ircssivc ticket The announcement by AFL Pres cient William Green of the out ome of the standing vole by dele gates was greeted with thunderous ihouts Scraps of lorn paper were hurled into the air The CIO already has endorsed 5tcvenson thus putting the two big branches of labor firmly behind he Democratic candidate The AFL convention also re jlccted President William Green Stevenson Tuesday rolled up L prescription for the American wage earner and his housewife to use against a lingering economic up set the high costof Hying TheiprescriptioAAjrequired two active election plus a cooperative Demo cralic Congress Outline Formula The Democratic presidentla nominee will outline his formula Tuesday night when he speaks from Baltimore Md This will be Stevensons first major statement since he re ceived the Democratic presiden tial onthe sensitive subject of the daily damage to the American billfold His speech oh how to reduce the cost of living comes al the end of a considered mouthlong program o familiarize American voters with himselfand his views on the basic issues he feels will influence hem in November j Stevensons slaff members feel Lhat in the past month the candi lale has put down the foundalion f his campaign give or lake some esscr subjects They believe he can now look lo an October of re bultal quick strikes into uncertain voting areas and a frequent re statement of his position First Hgrd Frost Does No Damage to Cerro Gordo Crops The Mason City area had its firsl hard frost of the Fall season Tues day morning when the mercury dropped lo 30 degrees at the KGLO weather station Farmers suffered no loss from Ihe frost however according to Elmer W Kratisc chairman of the Ccrro Gordo Production and Mar k c t i n g Administration There might be a very laic planted fields he said but except for Ihem it would only be a matter oi tomatoes and other garden stuff Iowa GOP Takes Nebraska Challenge DES M01NES Iowa Rcpub icans formally accepted a Nc araska GOP challenge Tuesday to a vote contest with a cornfed bccl as a challenge Iowa GOP Chairman James Schramm in accepting the chal lenge in a competition to deter mine which stale casts the high est percentage of Republican votes in November said We feel sure that when the votes are counted Nov 4 well have he highest percentage of any stale Iowa cast 486 per cent of Ihe major parly vote for Ihe GOP presidential candidate in 1948 Ne braskas percentage on Ihe same basis was 542 per cenl f DIES OF INJURIES CLINTON MiWilliam R Blake Kominent cattle feeder and dl cctor of the Clinton National Bank died at the DeWitl hospital Satur day of injuries suffered in a high way collision near DeWilt Friday CARTOONIST DIES Harold Tucker Webster the cartoonist who created the character Cas per Milquetoast idled Monday aboard train while traveling to home in Stamford Conn Webster observed 17th birth day Monday Five Traffic Deaths Raise Toll to 403 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1952motor vehicledeat toll climbedto 403 Tuesday wit five new reports of traffic fatal ties The toll was 430 at this Urn laslyear Harry W Gooder6C RfceviHc la killed early Tuesday jn 11 two car crash on No 20 cast of Water loo Ho was Mitchell County weed commissioner Same Crash Sliaflcr G Jones 31 carniva worker from Dayton 0 killed in he same crash as Gooder Slcyen Sonnenscheln 5 killed Monday night when struck by a car on Highway 163 near his home about 10 miles cast of DCS Moincs JamesHarlz 27 Route 2 Ma rcngo fatally injured Monday in a collisionat the junction of High ways j and 2J2I Walks Into1 Car Roy W Woolverlon 81 head of lie Woolvcrlon Printing Company Cedar Falls who died at a hospita VIondny of injuries suffered when ic walked inlo the side of a moving car in Cedar Fnlls Sunday evening The accident which look two ives near Waterloo occurred a 3cnder Corner on Highway 20 Gpocler a widower was bclievc o be cnroutc home from Iowa Cily EXCHIEF DIES HELSINKI Finland Julio Stahlbcrg 87 first Prcsldcn of Finland died Morulay nlghffol owing a long illness Say Justice Will Probe Expenses Nixon Ready to Explain Position BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP but asked the Department to determine whether any law violations are involved in Sen Richard M Nix private expense fund a HOUM spokesman t Tuesday v BY THE WIRE SERVICES Action on the 300 Nixon fund was simmering on hree fronts Tuesday ll St Louis PostDispatch eported that the trustee of Nixons expense fund enlistedthe aid i of Nixons Washington1 office7 in nection witha tax refund clairiTof between Washington Atfy Gen James P McGfflnerywas reported to have ordered V the whole question of ihe NIXON an unidentified security WgUnrrt beside him Sen Richard NJxon sleeps on the speech of his life Tuesday night as he flies to Los Angeles The speech will be an explanation of his fund supplemental funds received1 by public tV 3 Nixon himself preparing lo step of Americans by themllllorls Tuesday nigtit to tell his jtory about the and telecast is at 730 pnm CST Locally the speech jhearclVn KWB at 730 KGLO will cast of the speechit 880 Copy Dispatch The PostrDJspatcjf in aicopy righted dispatch from Los Angeles y James A Kcarris quoted he trustee Dana sayi ng some progress has beea nadc on the tax case since then The claim still pending in the court of claims was filed by the Red River Lumber Company of Northern California The PostDis patch said the firm Is owned by Smiths family and that Smith is stockholder and attorney for the I Smilh a Pasadena altorney who ilso contributed lo the fund vas quoted by Ihe PostDispatch is saying he was introduced lo art attorney in the Justice Depart mcnts Tax Division by John J rwin then an aciminislrative as iislanl to Nixon i Ordinary Courtesy In Pasadena Smith confirmed hal he made a rouline request o Sen Nixons office more than a year ago to inquire as lo what vas holding up the case Smith added This was an ordinary courtesy such ns any senators office would erform for any constiluent Sen Wxon was not himself jnd I dont even know that he vas consulted I have never dis cussed Ihe merits of Ihe case with Seni Nixoh Meanwhile tho government vcy obyiously was prompted by he current furore over the dis closure lhat has beenmade available lo Sen Nixon by support ers for me as a special expcnsa und while serving in the Senate The Justice Deparlment does not idmit this In fact it is answering every question concerning the sur vey with a no comment i However the situatipn appears 0 shape up Jikc this No Investigation No invosligation of the Nixon fund as such is being made Bub Justice Department aides have bc n a general examination of statutesrelating to expense ac counts or other supplemental funds received by officials to determine ust how far public officials might o in I hj s field without trans rcssing he US criminal code The public discussion on the Nixon fund has brought public statements from other members ot longress concerning1 the of supplementing congressional sal aries and allowances from sources olhcr than the government Some said itvwas necessary for noni vealthy members of the House and enale to obtain outside income by practicing law making speeches or pay writing articles for a fee r putting members oE their f am lies to in their offices ;