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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 10 1953 Jtliis Inpcr Consists ot Two Ono No Reds Agree to Trade of Sick POWs U S Warns of Peace by Soviets Killer of 2 at Iowa City Still at Large Authorities Check Prints Knives IOWA CITY slayer of a 45yearold farm housewife and a 14yearold neighbor girl was still at large Friday Authorities Thursday took finger prints in the home of Mrs James Cilar one of the victims in an attempt to find some clue on which to base their investigation of the Wednesday night slayings Also checked for fingerprints were four kitchen knives and a fourfoot piece of rusty flexible electric conduit believed to have been used in the slayings The knives were found in a pail in a shallow creek in Iowa City A womans purse identified as be longing to Mrs Cilar also was found in the creek The piece of conduit was in a field near the spot in the Cilar farm yard where the nude body of the girl Beverly Brenneman was found She had been slabbed in the stomach strands of a rope clung to her neck and there were sev eral deep gashes about her head Her bloodstained blue jeans and a sweater were beside her Following an axitopsy Thursday Dr George D Johnson County coroner said the girls death resulted from suffocation caused by strangulation Mrs Cilar whose body was found in her bloodsplattered kit chen suffered a stab wound in the throat and the side her head had been caved in Dr Callahan said she died of a severe brain laceration and suffocation caused by hemorrhaging The tragedy was discovered by Beverlys grandfather Chris Brenneman her home with whom she made German Chancellor to Tour America WASHINGTON Cai man Chancellor Konrad Adenauei starts a nineday crosscountry loiu Friday with a U S promise to helj arm future German military forces The United Stales pledged mill tary aid to Germany in a joint com munique issued late Thursday after three days of high level discussion Adenauer officials GlobeGazette photo by Musscr CARPENTERS PICK officers of the Iowa Council of Carpenters were reelected Friday at the annual convention held at the Labor Temple in Mason City Left to right are Harold Cheesman general repre sentative of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join ers of America 0 F Sellers Marshalltown Council presi dent E T Hull Jr Ottumwa vice president and S P McKenzy Marshalltown secretarytreasurer Carpenters End Convention Here Elect New Officers The Iowa Council of Carpenters Friday closed its annual convention at the Labor Temple in Mason City by electing its new officers and selecting Council Bluffs as the city of its 1954 meeting Reelected president of the Council was 0 F Sellers Marshalltown E T Hull Jr Ottumwa was returned as ice president and S P and American Kenzy Marshalltown as sec retarytreasurer Chosen to the board of directors were Louis Blitsch Waterloo Dis trict 1 John Bollinger Iowa City District 2 James White Center ville District 4 Vernell Tool Ma son City District 5 and Tom Poole Council Bluffs District C D R Carter Mason City was elected millmanallarge and K I Roll DeWitt millwrightatlarge Council Bluffs was picked as the Councils convention cily for 1954 by a voice vole A lalk by A A Ryman Minne apolis representing the Minnesota Council ot Carpenters was sched uled to officially close the three day convention Friday afternoon A discussion on the failure of the Iowa Legislature to enact or change labor laws which had been requested by the Council was a highlight of Thursdays convention agenda Main speakers Thursday included EIarold Cheesman Indianapolis Ind representative of United Brotherhood nf Carpenters and Joiners of America John Cos grove DCS Moincs educational di rector of the AF of L Earl Braun Iowa AF of L secretary Larry Mc Fall executive board member of the Iowa Federation of Labor and Don Diehl representing the U S apprenticeship training program SAME CBlack means traffic death In pa lit 21 hours Tells UN Allies Must Be Strong UNITED NATIONS NY W The US warned the free world Friday against abandoning its pol icy of strength and unity because of concilialory gcslurcs from Ihe Kremlin US Delegate Ernest A Gross told the UNs GOnation Political Committee that it was the Wests very policy of strength and unitj which had brought about such ges tures and lhal eventually it wouk oblige the Soviet government to change its policies completely Modify Policy Most of us feel the time wil come when the Soviet govcrnmen will find it necessary to modify its policy If so it will be because of our policy of strength and unity WFe must not a b a n d o n tha slrcngth he declared Gross deplored reintrqduction o an omnibus Polish peace package and said that the UN has already rejected all major points in it He specifically regretted the bringing up of the Korean problem here a Ihis lime No resolulion on Korea is ncc essary or desirable at this time he declared We must avoid anj aclion which might jeopardize th talks at Panmunjom Gross said a speech by Russia Andrei Y Vishinsky which caused consideraBle confu how futile and unhclp ful it was to debate these issue now Repeats Stand Taking note of Ihe Polish pro posals demand for an immediat Korean ceasefire Cross rcpcate Ihe Weslern stand that there ca be no ceasefire in that wartor land if it is based on the forcibl repatriation of unwilling prisoner of war He said that there was hope lha an exchange of sick and woundc would soon lake place and urge that nothing be allowed lo intei fere with the progress of the Pan munjom talks Gross pointed out that there ha been considerable hope in som quarters recently that the Sovie Union was now prepared to nqgo liate seriously on arms reduction He said Vishinskys speech ha showed the Kremlin had reverie lo its old ideas which woul sculllc talks GlobeGazette photo by Musscr TRAIN HITS DEMOLISHES of a semitrailer truck is shown strewn along the rightofway of the Milwaukee Road tracks near East Park on East State after it was hit by a Milwaukee Road freight train about am Friday John Tiss 38 Livermorc driver of the truck owned by the Ellsworth Freight Com pany Eagle Grove escaped injuries He told police that he didnt see the train ap proaching until it was too late to stop his truck The trailer carrying 184 cartons of butter was hit in the middle carried along the tracks before it and the cab over turned Tiss was on his way to State Brand Creameries to pick up an additional load of butter when the mishap occurred Becomes GOP Leader He Got Fed Up NEW YORK gave a mental examination to a doortodoor salesman who got so fed up wilh his customers that he withdrew from the whole human race Alfred Boehmer 36 was turned over to police by his brother Walter who in turn had got fed up with living with Alfred Waller said his home from his sales route one day Ihrce years ago and locked himself in his room He lold Walter he was sick of customersand all other types of people Since then the brother said Alfred refused lo look at a human face He turned his back whenfood was brought to him and left his room lo slroll through IHe house only when all others were away New Drug Arrests Growth of Deadly Black Cancer CHICAGO the black gallopingdeath cancer has been slowed to a walk by a new chemical treatment the an nual meeting of the American As sociation for Cancer Research was lold Fridayr The chemical has so far given a doomed melanoma sufferer one year and one monlh of life more than he was warned to expect The news of the treatment was quite enough lo slir much inlcresl among cancer specialists here Melanoma is not called black cancer because of its color alone Fischers Give Thanks WarHeroSon Still Alive GlobeGazette photo by Schmidt RECEIVE GOOD and Mrs Harold Fischer Sr of Swea City feel relieved after reading the telegram they received Thursday afternoon confirming reports that their son Cafrt Harold Fischer was believed to be a prisoner of the Communists after being shot down in Man thSy had learned that their son a double jet ace was missing in action Swea Gityans Also Rejoice By KEN SCHMIDT GlobeGazette Representative SWEA Harold Tai an Fischer was reported alive a Red prisoner Thursday and those in the Swca City com munity led the rest of Ihe nalion in an expression of thankfulness For Mr and Mrs Harold Fischer Sr who farm one mile east and one mile south of here it was the Mggest and most wonderful day they couldremember The day starledwilh he Fischers watching a picture of their only son and Americas thirdranking They were all sharing the senti ment of Mrs Fischer who said We hate lo have him held a prisoner but its wonderful lo know nore than just the report hes nissing Florida Call Fischers fame is not limited to he Swea City community One of he phone calls came from the mother of Capt Manuel Fernandez double jet ace who was lying wilh Fischer She called from Miami Fla lo express her senlimenls Around Swca City they cull young Harold Fischer Tarzan As a boy he once allempted lo swing from one tree lo another and came up wilh a severe bruise on jet ace being flashed on the tele vision screen early in the morning It was about the same news as we liad received Wednesday said Mr Fischer That meant that the dou ble jet ace with 10 Migs to his credit was still missing A short time later there was phone call from Homer Osgood of the Farmers Elevator at Swea City On another newscast Osgoot had heard that young Fischer was a prisoner and called the father o the hottest flyer in Korea Said Fischer Sr Oh thats swell Calls from friends and neighbors then kept the phone buzzing Mrs Fischer estimated that at least 20 longdistance phone calls were re ceived from wire services news papers radio and television sta tions and knew of at least three that were tape recorded The local grocer sent out steaK and a neighbor stopped at the house wilh a freshly baked pie his face and a scar he still carries His army buddies call him Hal but to his parents he is nown as Junior Harold Fischer is a great flyer probably because he lived the part As a youth he would climb up ihc windmill to release his model airplanes said Mrs Fischer He often worked six days on Ihe farm and Ihen disappeared on a Sunday aflernoon wilhout saying where he was going The Fischers found oul later he would search out some airport where he took lessons At the age of six he was stricken with polio which left his legs part ly paralyzed By taking lap dance lessons and swimming he conquered that to the extent of making the Hurt High School bas kelball team Fischer enlislcd in the Navy air corps at age 17 and had servcc about one year when the war endet and he was discharged With the training he received there plus his lessons on the sly he was able to pass three days of rigid flying MRS HAROLD FISCHER JR HAROLD FISCHER III lests and be admitled lo Ihe Air Force as a second lieulcnanl when the Korean War broke out To Combat He was sent lo Ihe Far East in April 1951 and flew 105 missions in F84Thunder Jels before volun teering for 100 missions in F86 Sabrejcts Fischer flew his firsl Sabrejet mission Oct 2 1952 was a jet ace by Jan 24 1953 and a double jet ace by March 28 His picture was on the cover of the March 29 issue of the New York Times Magazine At the rate he was going Fischer would easily have become the leading American jet ing one Mig cvvcry seven missions He had 30 missions left lo fly when shot down over Manchuria Tuesday One fellow flyer com mented Fischer will break th record even if he has to fly a Piper Cub A Thursday evening visitor wa Swea Citys olher war hero Frank lin Zip Koons who was the firs American soldier lo fire a shot o European soil in World War II His wife the former Doroth Von Blank of Bancroft and 3year old son Harold 111 live at La Vegas Nev where Fischer traine before going overseas Mr Fischer works in the office at th air base there They are mighty proud of youn Fischer in the Swea Cily commu nity Said one downtown busines man The Reds sure gotIhem selves a prize when they got tha kid Old Takes Top Party Job WASHINGTON UP Leonard V Hal a practical polilician who ose from precinct worker be omcs national chairman of Ihe cpublican parly Friday The 52yearold former congress Tans clcclkm was assured as Ihe lepublican National Commillee ict to pick its new chief President Eisenhower and GOP ongrcssional leaders solidly ackcd the Oysler Bay N Y poli cian who began his work in parly anks 30 years ago Old Pro The old p r o Republican olilics indicated he would give up is judgeship in a York Surrogate Court to dc Want to Negotiate on Truce Again Demand Repatriation MUNSAN Korea Saturday Wi Communists agreed Friday to trade sick and wounded prison ers beginning about April 21 thea proposed resumption of the lorig slaUecT armistice negotiations Both sides were expected to sign Saturday the agreement calling for the exchange of5800 ailing Reda for GOO Allied prisoners of which 120 are Americans No Yielding But in calling for a return to armistice table the Communist of ficers gave no sign of yielding on the principle of forced repatria tion of some 50000 prisoners who balk at returning to Red rule It was Allied refusal to return such prisoners that ruptured the nego tiations last Oct 8 Despite this Red stand the speed with which details of the sick and wounded exchange were worked out raised optimism at this armistice base camp that the truce talks would be resumed There was no official comment on the Red proposal to back up this feeling however Communist liaison officers at Panmunjom in proposing the re sumption declared the principle of repatriation of all prisoners of war after an armistice is im shakeablc And the Communists reiterated that the KoreanChinese sidedoes not acknowledge that there are prisoners of war who are alleged ly unwilling to be repatriated The Communists proposal which they called very in reply to a letter April 5 from Gen Mark Clark the United Na olc full lime lo whipping the GOP organization inlo shape for ext years congressional elcclion politician who won ampaign A scrappy lie respect of his colleagues dur ng his six years as head of the iOP Congressional Ca mpaign lommittce Hall was the particu ar choice of House Republicans vho started booming his candidacy as soon as C Wesley Roberts of Kansas announced on March 27 hat he was resigning as national chairman Roberts Quit Roberts quit after a Kansas state cgisative committee accused him of violating the spirit of the state obbying law in connection with a juilding sale for which he got a fee Halls election was assured when i special subcommittee appointed o sound out White House and con gressional sentiment reported Thursday night that he was the unanimous choice of parly lead ers T h a t included Mr Eisen lowcr Senate Republican Leader Robert A Taft and Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York tions Far East Commander Clark had askedv for more de tails of the compromise plan for an armistice which was proposed March 30 by Premier Chou Enlai of Communist China Actually the Communist reply was mainly a restatement of Chous proposal except to make even clearer that the Reds by persecu tion or other means expect to bring back all balky Chinese and North Koreans The letter to Clark from Gen Nam II senior Communist nego tiator restated Chous three main points 1 Let all prisoners go home chose to return 2 Turn over to a neutral coun prisoners who are listed as not wantingto return to their homelands 3Let the Communists give ex planations to prisoners afraid to return home TJhe Communists went into a lit tle more explanation of Chous third point this way Our side maintains that these captured personnel who are filled with of our side apprehension About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and diminishing winds Friday night and Saturday Iowa Saturday partly cloudy and continued cool Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Friday night and Salurday with occasional snow flurries GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am BMday Maximum 46 Minimum 35 At 8 am 35 Precipitation 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 1 Minimum 18 and are afraidto return home as a result of having been subjected lo intimidation and oppression should be handed over to a neu ral stale and through Lions given by our side gradually freed from apprehension thereby attaining just solution to the ques tion of repatriation Gen Clark Friday night author ized signing the disabled prisoners agreement after interpreters had completed Chinese Korean and English translations and the final draft had been transmitted to Tokyo Under the pact the Communists said they would send home 120 Americans 20 British 15 French Turks Canadians Greeks and Dutch and about 450 South Koreans at the rate of 100 daily The Allies agreed to hand ovdr 5100 North Koreans and 700 Chi nese at the rate of 500 daily The letter was addressed to the chief Allied negotiator Lt Gen William K Harrison Jrjfrom the head of the Red delegation North Korean Gen Nam 11 Harrisonis in Tokyo A Communist spokesman said the proposal clarifies the Red silion on exchanging prisoners and calls for reopening of the full dress armistice talks now PERLE HONORED LUXEMBOURG Duch ess Charlotte of Luxembourg awarded the Grand Cross of the Oak Friday to Mrs Perle Mestt departing U S ;