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February 22, 1954

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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETT E " T H E N E W S P A P E R T H A T M A K t S A L L ' N O R T H I O W A N S N E I G H B O R S " HOME EDITION Associated Preaa and United I'ress Full Lcasa Wires (Seven Cents a Copy* MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, F E B R U A R Y 22, 1954 This Paper Consists ol Two Section;-- Section Ono One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W. EARL HALL Managing Editor How to Grow Longer Arms PVERY year about tliis time I sit down at my typewriter and t r y ' t o think up something to sav that would bo worthy of that grc* organization and that great caus the Red Cross. Every year I en up with something winch I mysc --probably my own friendliest crit --recognize as sadly inadcquat And I'm about to do it again. Bvit I'm not quite ready to adm t h a t the trouble is wholly will) nit Trying to compress into a quarto of an hour a satisfactory.report o the worldwide sweep of Red Cros good works is an assignment n unlike that o[ describing the T; Mahal, by common consent Ih most exquisitely beautiful struc turc ever conceived in the min of man and built by h u m a n handb One year I thought that unde t h e . i m p e t u s of a special inspira lion, 1 might be able lo earrvoi; my lask. Thai was about a decad ago a f t e r I had watched the Re Cross at first hand as il pcrforme Us errands of mercy on a doze, places in the European war the aten On Utah Beach in Normandy saw those dressed in the uniforrr of Ihc Red Cross trying bravely I provide "a home away from home' for those wonderful youngsters o ours. In newly liberated Paris no so long after this, I witnessed Ih same service in another setting. At bomber and fighter bases t, the north and lo Ihe east of Lon don, I saw our lads finding sorn diversion from their anxiou_ thoughts about tomorrow's mission in the quarters scl aside for Ihc lied Cross. So it was al Ihe Ret Cross clubs in London ilself as ou fighting men on weekend leaves sought and found homey ' livinj quarters and wholesome entertain ment. But /rcshcst in my memory, and contributing most lo that inspira tion which I was so confiden would enable me to write adequate ly about the Red Cross, was my two visits to the vast and.sprawl ing Churchill Hospital within eas sight of the awe-inspiring "Spires of Oxford Town." 11 was there that I saw the Ret Cross ministering to those who most needed its ministry of mercy . . . t h e lads silhouetted agains white sheets, loo many with arms and legs missing, one smoking a cigarct through a nostril because his jaw had been shot away. The Red Cross was there to alleviate suffering. But il was in Ihc convalescent ward where the Red Cross was most -in evidence, and for the simple reason that the need for il is peculiarly great when woundet men in their convalescence begin clomping about on crutches anc canes or wheeling aboul in ambu latory chairs. Thai was Ihe scene which flasher into, my mind last ,Tune when I heard President Dwight l5. Eisen howcr stand before a vast audi ence of Red Cross workers galh ercd in national convention at Washington and express aeknowl edgment of his gratitude for pro viding "a home a w a y from home' for his boys. What Ike Had in Mind That's precisely what the Red Cross was doing at Churchill Ifos pital--providing a home away from home for those wounded kids That's what it was doing in a.him dred other hospitals in Europe, id the Pacific and here iiri America. And .lhal's whal il has been doing for the past three or four years in Korea and Japan. But what I was meaning to say when I went wandering off into vagrant memory was that the appreciation I had of Ihc Red Cross and its matchless services at that particular time should have been inspiration enough for an adequate commentary. But not so. What I said then seemed to fall short of the mark and after rcchccking my manuscript, that would still be my verdict. The .basic difficulty confronting you when you attempt to present a picture of .thuRccl Cross is that in ils worldwide dimensions, you just can't bring it all into focus. Some helpful phrases have been evolved to help you with your Insk --phrases such as "Mother of Mankind," "Angels of Mercy," "Applied Christianity," etc. Broader Than Religion But they're more broadly suggestive of the nature of the Red Cross than precise or graphic. For most Americans, ,''applied Chris- tianily'l has;meaning but for many of the 50 ·· or more countries in which the Red Cross operates, Christianity isn't the major faith. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 2) No. 116 HAIRCUT AT FIVE WEEKS-This is quite an experience for little Jack Morgan II of Oklahoma City, Okla. Top left .shows his crop of hair before clippers sheared h i m - top right is^during the cutting; bottom left he seems surprised alter it's over; bottom right he tells his parents he liked the idea all the time. Jackie is only five weeks old. "Best Election Hope' Dems to Attack GOP Farm Plan ·WASHINGTON OR--National Chairman Stephen Mitchell is expected o advise Democratic senators and House members from nine western tales Tuesday their best chance for re-cleclion lies in allacking the Eisenhower administration's farm and power policies. The Democratic chairman, just completing a tour of Colorado Yyommg, Montana, Utah, Idaho,- Nevada, Washington, Oregon an New Mexico, has.been sending back to headquarters here optimist! reports of Democralic chances in those stales. ^ He wilt sit down with Democrats from: those states to detail his hidings. Aides said he is expected lo slrcss what he believes'is public Successor to McKinley Is Council's Job Reveal Heated Language in McCarthy-Zwicker Debate ^position in the area to Presidenl Eisenhower's flexible f a r m price upport program and the adminis ration's reputed opposition to pub ic power developments. Although Mitchell hasn't been icaring down on the issue, he has made it clear that the Democratic iigh command doesn't share views oiccd by some Republicans that alkirig about a recession wili bring n one. Some Democrats believe that if business downtown broadens with he Republicans in power, the mi- ority party's chances will be in- rcascd in the voting next fall on ontrol of Congress. Sen. Douglas"(D-lll), who is run- ing for re-election, hit the issue gain Sunday when he wrote ;isenhowcr urging the President to econsidcr. his tax proposals "to rcvcnt a recession from deepen- ng into a depression." The Illinois senator urged the 'resident to get behind a proposal f Sen. George (D-Ga) to boost ersonal income tax exemptions 200 as a v measure of increasing uying power among low income arncrs. Eisenhower has said some mcas- rc o f : tax relief in addition to hose he now backs may be under- ·jken if employment and other usiness indices fail ,lp turn upward in March. ' George's proposal couldn't come cfore the .Senate for ' considera- on unlil Ihc House acts on a new ;venue bill embodying changes in lax laws and lhat action is not kely to be 'cck's. -'· taken 'for several In the interim, Democrats give very indication Ihey are put to ecome the party of tax reduction, guring that Ihe average voter ives more. attention to the taxes e pays than to statements aboul ic government financial on. r-AII About The Weather Mason Cify: Partly cloudy Mdn- dny nighl, low 38 to 22. Continued cool Tuesday. cwa: Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday. Colder Tuesday. Minnesota: Tuesday partly cloudy, no decided change in temperature. ' , ; Globe-Gazelle weather data up i 8 a.m. Monday: M n x j m u m 37 Minimum" ' 19 ', At 8 a'.m. ' 24 s WASHINGTON MV-The Executive Committee of the Republican Farm Council opened h two-day closed meeting here Monday to draft plans for winning the farm vote t o - G O P congressional candidates in next November's election. The council is an organization of Republican farmers set up after the 1948 presidential campaign lo help bring viclory lo their parly and- to gain repeal of many of the New Deal and Fair Deal farm laws. One of Ihe principal mailers up for aclion was Ihc seleclion of a new council chairman lo succeed Harold McKinley of SI. Ansgar, Iowa, who resigned the post. McKinley, long a critic of many federal farm programs, was the council's original chairman. Committee members said olher mailers lo be laken up included making plans · to strengthen Ihe council in slates a n d : counties where il is inaclive. They said'the mccling would not go into Ihc question of farm policies: The council, Ihey said, would be content to' leave thai qiieslion lip lo the Eisenhower adminislrn- lion and Republicans in Congress :6 setlie. Republicans in Congress arc divided 'over President Eisenhowers proposal that the present system }f high, rigid farm price supports be replaced by a system of variable price floors. Little Hope Seen in Peace Plea by Nehru Asks Cease-Fire in Indochina NEW DELHI, India Gtt-- Premier S T ehru called Monday for a cease"ire in Indochina "since it would .ccm a tremendous pity that this erribJe war should continue when i serious effort to meet and discuss this problem" is scheduled April 2G at Geneva. "It is desirable, I think, to have ;ome kind of cease-fire without any )ar(y giving up its position," Nehru old Parliament. The Associated Press, in a Unit- d Nations dispatch Saturday, re- lorted Nehru was planning such a tep. Commenting on this dispatch n Washington Sunday, diplomatic fficials said they doubted Nehru r anyone else could succeed in rranging a cease-fire in Indochina efore t h e Geneva c o n f e r e n c e tarts. Not Relished French Embassy officials have lade it plain they do not relish ndian intervention. The Nehru overnment, they point out, does ot even recognize Viet Nam, one f the three Indochinese states ghting the Communist-led Rebels ·ilh French help. In addition, diplomats say, there s too little time between now and \pril 26 to get a cease-fire worked ut; and even if there were, there s no clearly defined line along which- to mark the combat zones each side as there was in Korea Speaking in a Losver House de bate on President Rajeridra Pra sad/S; inaugural address, Nehru re asserted; India's independent for eign policy with the declaration: '. "On no account, whatever the occasion may be, are we going to allow any foreign troops to land n India." Hits Pakistan Deputies cheered as Nehru, in a ·enewed attack on U.S. military aid«to Pakistan, said: "We do not want to enter into his circle of hatred, violence and fear that is the cold war--and we do not want others to do so either." Nehru also condemned the Paki- ilan application for military aid as 'a step which adds to world fears and world tensions." ' A frequent and bitter critic of negotiations between neighboring Pakistan and the United States ooking to such aid, Nehru scoffed it any notion that India might seek similar help, either from the United States or from Soviet Russia. Hold Waterloo Woman in Shooting of Man WATERLOO (UP)--A Waterloo woman Monday was held pending further investigation'after she told police she shot and wounded her son-in-law in self defense. Police said Mrs. Alico Crjsp, 45, Waterloo, shot Anthony Walker, 30, Waterloo, Saturday night-with a .38 caliber revolver after he forcibly entered her -home and threatened her-with a knife. Walker was in "fairly good" condition ' at n. hospital, with bullet wounds in the left shoulder and ribs. Liquor Store in Mason City to Be Moved June 1 The Mason City liquor store is moving June 1 to larger quarters. The Iowa Executive Council in 3es Moines Monday approved easing of quarters at 113_Dela vare S. E.. across the street anc i half block south of the presen ocalion, at an increase of §75 nonthly in rental. The new 10 year lease is with he ! H. and M. Land Co., for $275 a ' month. It will provide more space on the ground floor than he present store has in the grount loor and basement together. The Mason City outlet of the State Liquor Control Commission la'cl a volume sales of nearly hree-quarters of a million dollar during the last fiscal year. EX-POWSI CHANGE CLOTHES-This photo, received from Communist new.srn7n"vt ired Uurchett, purports to show some of the American former prisoners of the Reds who refused repatriation and who returned to North Korea. The men are receiving and admiring civilian suits in a shop. The town and n a m e s of the men were not given Koreans Attempt to Halt Indian Troops on Train Yanks Break Up Display ii ITPAYS TO HAVE THE "Want Ad Habit! Thli Advertiser jot "Results in a Hurry" Mrs. Harry C. Hiibbanl, 1217 No. Monroe snlct she had nt least 2 doten calls lor lier Apartment. She ivaj very Pleased with results. REMEMBER WAST ADS RECEIVED BEFORE 11 A. M. Will Appear. In That SAME BAY'S PAPER Not the nest d»j- or the next week , JUST PHONE WOO And Ask 'or an Ad-Taker It's Easy to Plac* A WANT AD SEOUL HP) -- Am er'ic a n :roops, jabbing with bayonets chased off without apparen bloodshed 200-300 South Ko- ·e'ans who early Monday tried :o lialt a train carrying homebound Indian'soldiers to In- chon port. South Korean police said hree Koreans were slightly njured by the Americans' rifle butts. The U.S. 8th Army said it had unconfirmed reporis that the South orean provost marshal genera! vho last week threatened the Indians, Lt. Gen. Won Yong Duk vas at the scene. · The Koreans were cleared from he tracks after some minor jab- and shoving, and the train ontinued without incident, said an th Army spokesman. Cites Tanks However, Kim Chang Heung, ice chief of South Korea's nation- 1 police, said American tanks i'ere called to the scene. He denounced what he c a 11 e d the 8th Army's "heavy- countermeasures" gainst "a righteous move by in- lignant men." The incident was the first show of interference which South Koreans had threatened against the fndians. , . ·· , . . · Both the 8th Army and South Korean police reported they knew of no injuries in the demonstrations, three., miles north of Seoul. Former Prisoners A South Korean police official who said he was present reported that some of the group were former prisoners of war'turned loose by Indian custodial troops last month. . . ' . . , . . , Ih' ; explaining'how''the'South Koreans ,were dispersed, the ROK official said: "They \vere told to go and they just went." The demonstrators w e r e not armed, the'police official said, and saw they could do nothing against "such an overwhelming force." The K o r e a n official claimed more than 1,000 Americans' were protecting the train but the 8th Army spokesman ; 'said there was not anywhere near this number. To Sail Tuesday About 1,000 Indian .troops still in the neutral zone, were scheduled to sail Tuesday for India. Last week Lt. Gen. Won Yong Duk, South Korean provost marshal general, threatened that no more Indians "would leave Korea until his country received "guarantees", about treatment of the 76 anti-Reel prisoners who went to India. Malenkov Reportedly Seeks Parley With Ike-Churchill BERLIN UP1--Communist officials and newsmen depict Soviet Premier Georgi Malenkov as wanting to meet British Prime Minister Churchill and perhaps President Eisenhower. These sources also pic- ured Malenkov as gaining personal popularity at home and in other Communist nations. These Cops Wuz Had LOS ANCEtiES f («--A^frash eo|l«cfor found what looked like, and ticked like, a bo nib. in a downtown a J/ey'Sunday. He called pallet. Police called fheir crime laboratory director, Ray Pinker, 'and Army demolition experts. A policeman stuck a nail into the clock part of the'contraption, to stop the ticking. The "bomb" was taken to a field. Police Chief Wil liam Parker and Deputy Chief Thad Brown arrived. A Geiger counter was used--negative results. Then the device was tied to a stake. A 50-foot rope was tied to the clock and from a safe distance it was yanked out of the "bomb." It turned out to be a $1.95 alarm clock, sponge rubber, rags, paraffin, paper and beeswax. "I think we've been had," said Brown. ."I'd rather be had than sorry," said Parker. Stevens in Defense of 2 Generals Army Chief to Enter Fight WASHINGTON Iff)-- Sen. McCarthy (H-Wis) questioned the "honesty or intelligence" of Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker in the stormy closed session last week and told him: "You should be removed from any command," it was disclosed Monday. It was such language as this which aroused Secretary of the Army Stevens and led him to ; direct that two generals not comply with McCarthy's calls for their appearance before McCarthy's Investigations Subcommittee. What McCarthy told Zwicker was disclosed when the senator made public a transcript of the New York session. At the same time, it was announced that a scheduled appearance of Stevens before McCarthy's committee Tuesday had been postponed until Thursday morning. Agrees to Talk Stevens, accusing McCarthy of ."unwarranted abuse of our loyal officers" in. the questioning of [Zwicker, had agreed to testify pub- .lically before the subcommittee. · Stevens also asked for a transcript of McCartfiy's hearing for [Zwicker who is commander at Camp Kilmer, N.J. Sen. McClellan of Arkansas, sen- ,ior Democrat ou' the Senate In- |vestigations Subcommittee, said he ihad approved release of the transcript Monday after f ihe official re- 'porters who took the testimony had 'assured him it wasVconrplete. if Zwicker had asserted; 1 -thati-Mc- Carthy, in telling-'reporters about Zwicker's testimony, "gave a col- These opinions were voiced by Russian and satellite people here asf week for the Big Four foreign ministers' conference. If they were Traffic Death Toll Now 77 By THE ASSOCIATED'PRESS A seven-month-old baby- and a Veltori woman'were killed in sep- rate .automobile accidents over ie weekend to bring Iowa's"; motor ehicle death loll to 77. The latest victims were Linda Varren, baby daughter of Mr. and Irs. Raymond Warren of near Ev- rly, and Mrs. Velrria Z. Bucks, , Welton. The Warren child was killed Sun- ay in a two - c a r collision at a ounty road intersection about two nd ' one-half miles southwest of penccr. The b a b y and a son, 3ale, 3, were thrown from the car nto a water-filled ditch. Mrs. Warren, 25, her son and liss Lena Brady, 71, Sutherland, passenger in the other car, were aken to a Spencer hospital. Warren, 22, pulled his son and aughter from the water and car- icd the baby a quarter of a mile o a farmhouse to summon aid. Mrs. Bucks was killed Saturday ight when the car in which she as riding struck a bridge abut- m e n t on Highway r 61 about six miles north of Davenport. -^intended as a trial balloon to sound out Western reaction, then they were well planned, with just about every pro-Moscow group briefed ahead of time. Opening up to Westerners to an unprecedented degree during the conference, a Russian official said On The Ijiside-- . . . . . . : reedoms Foundation Awards 'o Garner, Mason City ____ . : \ 3 Election Can't Chang* Lake School Sft« ....... ..... . 18 frankly Malenkov wants to meet Churchill and possibly Eisenhower too. Polish and Czechoslovak newsmen said this was(true, and East German Communist authorities concurred. "You can take this as at least semi-official," -said one satellite source. "We know Malenkov wants a meeting and we want it too because we think something could be accomplished." Just as interesting were the com parisons..; of Malenkov with his predecessor, Stalin. The informants said .Malenkov ; has impressed his own people and those in the Soviet orbit as a man less whimsical than Stalin and thus less likely to push the world into a new war that would mean their destruction regardless of the winner._ "Malenkov is a smart man," said the satellite source. "He is not a genius but he is what you call a good housekeeper. We feel safer with him than- we did with Stalin, who was a genius. But the question of war and peace is so delicate that a genius can in these times min you.' 1 Much of this new confidence-; is the; result of. Malenkov's "new course"^program - to .increase' consumer goods output behind the Iron Curtain and his several recent trip's around the. Soviet Union to get first-hand knowledge of the true conditions. ' 'ored and slanted version,'? McClellan said r t h e transcript does not contain some of the quotations which he understood had been attributed to McCarthy by Stevens. . More Questions Zwicker was questioned; by McCarthy at length concerning the case of Maj. Irving Peress, who was allowed to resign from the Army under honorable conditions in the face of McCarthy's demands that Peress should be court mar- tialed. McCarthy has described Peress as a "Fifth Amendment Communist." At one point in the hearing, the transcript showed, McCarthy said to Zwicker: "Either your honesty or your intelligence; I can't help impugning one or the other, when you tell us that a major in your command who was known to you to STEVENS ZWICKER have been before a Senate committee and of whom you read the press releases very carefully .".*--to now have you sit here and tell us that you did not know whether he refused to answer questions about,Communist activities." This statement by McCarthy followed Zwicker's statement that'he did not "specifically" know that Peress had refused to answer questions about, in McCarthy's words, "his Communist activities.". - ';'' : ' . · :" ; ' -' ·'; ; . . · ;:.: Zwicker.told McCarthy, according to the transcript, that he knew Peress "refused to answer questions for the committee." A ski Question : McCarthy then asked: "Did you know that he refused to answer questions about his Communist activities?'-'. " , Zwicker: "Specifically, I don't selieve so." /McCarthy: "Did you-have toy idea?" ' ;, Zwicker: "Of course I had an idea." McCarthy: "What do you think (CONTINUED OH PACE 2)

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