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February 23, 1954

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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for lh» Horib Associated I'rcss ami United I'row Full UHM Wlrea MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE " T H E N E W S P A P E R T H A T M A K E 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 Seven Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, F E B R U A R Y 23, 1954 "' ' - · - , " - - . - . - -- · · * / · ' - " " / · « - ' * - - ' » - " - » * , r C E» P\ W M r\ T ZJ, 1 734 r r . , n """" · · ' · ^ --- · · · ---- ' Thia Paper Consists t£ Two Sections-Section On. || o . 117 Claim Pentagon Code Clerk Was Red Wallace Advocates 80% Corn Parity """ -- -A-wyj,.-- · ' · ' ···-'. ^^^^^ · .. . - . . - . . · ~ · Brewing King Target of New Monopoly Bill Would Bah Beer Tie-Up in Sport WASHINGTON Of) ~ Son Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo introduced a bill Tuesday tc bring under the nnti-trus laws any professional bascbal club owned by a beer or liquo company. Johnson, who also is presi dent of the Western League said in a speech prepared fo Senate delivery when the bill wa offered, that his move is aimed a August S. Busch, president of ll Anheuscr Busch Inc. brewers o Budweiser beer. Busch also own the St. Louis Cardinals. "So that there may be no mis understanding," said Johnson, "the bill is aimed specifically at the beer-baseball combination in St Louis where Mr. August S. Busch . . . has been permitted to gain control of the Cardinals." The senator accused Busch o using baseball "merely to sell a few more bottles of beer." Cold Blooded "Baseball to August S. Busch is a cold blooded beer-peddling busi ness," said Johnson, "and not the great American game w h i c h sportsmen revere." "The Congress should treat his baseball enterprise in that light and deny him immunity from the anti-trust laws." , Johnson said "this unholy a!li «nce" between beer and-basebat Is having "an unhealthy influenco upon the yourfgsfcers of'America.'.' Johnson's bill ^follows recent in troduction · of legislation ' by Rep Ccller (D-NY) to subject all pro baseball to the anti-trust laws. Noting this, Johnson said: "If the major leagues want, in the sight of the law, to continue as a sport they should live like .a sport and not take advantage oJ the courts and the Congress to pretend to be a sport while practicing the most obnoxious and savage brand of monopoly ever known in these United Slates. Must Change "Either they must change their ways or be returned to the jurisdiction of the anti-trust laws. The choice is up to the commissioner of baseball right now." Johnson noted that the Supreme Court last Nov. 9 held that baseball is not a business within the scope of existing federal anti-trust laws. -."-"i^^. ^^^^ ^V ·Hi Laub Candidate in 3rd District CRESCO (UP)--George R. Lnub Cresco attorney, Tuesday an nounced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to Con gress from Iowa's 3rd District. - Laub, born in Cresco,'in- 1905, was-graduated from the University of Minnesota-in 1931 and practiced law in Howard County for 13 years. He was city attorney for two terms and has been engaged in retail business for more than 20 years. -All About r f\H ADOUl The Weather Mason City: Partly clo'udy and 1 cooler. Iowa: Partly cloudy and somewhat colder. Minnesota: Partly cloudy a n d ·omewhat colder. Five-day I o w a : Temperatures Wednesday through'Sunday will ,, average 8 to 12 degrees above normal with only minor day-today changes. Normal highs 35 f north to 42 south, normal lows 15 north to 22 south. Precipitation will average little or none with chance of scattered showers or snow flurries, around Thursday. Globe-Gazette weather data up to 8 a.m. Tuesday: ; Maximum 38 Minimum 29 ; At 8* a.m. 29 Precipitation .07 YEAR AGO: i Maximum ' 34 Minimum ', , ,14 AT ., .; . Clobc-Cazctte photoS 11 Dismissed From State Depf. on Loyalty Charge 590 Removed for Security WASHINGTON (A--Eleven State )epnrtment employes released in 953 were suspected loyalty risks, nd out of 590 let go as "security isks," 291 got jobs in other fcd- ral agencies. ^ The statistics were contained in estimony made public Tuesday by he House Appropriations Commit- ee, whose Democratic members avc been insisting in budget hear- ngs that all departments specify ow many employes actually ad- udged subversive. Democrats have claimed that he vast majority:of the 2,220 fed- ral employes fired or resigned nder the Eisenhower administra- ion security .program were let ut for reasons other than sus- cctcd disloyalty. Seven Agencies : To date, the ;. committee has lade public complete or partial rcakdowns by seven agencies of heir security dismissals. With pproximatcly 761,500 employes; lese departments haye'accpunted or 1,058 security dismissals or re- trictions in; 1953. Forty pit'' these vere listed 'as suspected or_ actual ubversives: Causes of 'dis'mis'sai f the others included drunken- ess, homosexuality, over-talka- ivcness, and incompejcncy. · : The Stale Department's statistics vcre given by R. W, Scott Mc- ..eod, administrator of security, le said that 21 employe's' had cen discharged for cause, includ- ng 11 with "pro-Communist activ- lies or associations" such as hav- ng relatives who were Soviet na- onais.'Seven of the 11, McLcod estified, had charges, pending gainst'them'when the Republican dministration. look office. T . f * ^ 291 Transferred McLcod also listed in his break- own 291 as haying"transferrcd'to ther agencies. 'He did not elabor- te , on the' point and was ' not uestionecl about '· it. Thus there vns nothing to indicate whether 11 or. many of,these are still on ic federal;payroll. -;· Besides " those k fired ' for . cause nd 'transferfed;', to. other federal gencies, Mcteod's breakdown of he "department's ^590 security^ aep- rations last year included 188 vho resigned, SO released through eductions in force,'36 released at xpiraUon of limited appointment, nd four who retired. OLD INDIAN DIES KOMATKE, Ariz. W)--Alex Tash- uinth, Pima-Indian who, claimed o be 115 years old, died Monday. · --AP : Wlrcphoto MADE CHANGE--Roderick Wilson, Los Angeles, has been identified as the source of on« of th« un«valuated c h a r g e s against Chief Justice Warren which were disclosed last weekend. Wilson, an attorney, is a candidate for governor of California, Warren's home state. Stoyer .Says He's No Red DES MOlNES'l*)--Fred 1 Stover, Hampton, ; president of the'-Iowa. Farmers Union, denied Monday' he had ever been a member of the Communist Party as charged by -a w o m a n on a nationally broadcast program Sunday. The woman identified herself has Helen Wood Birnic and declared she had many years ago been an organizer for the Com- mtmists"in Western and Midwest-' crn states. On an NBC network program entitled "The Last Man Out" she said she had split with the Communist Party in 1934 or 1935, sometime after an effort was m a d e to merge the Farmer Holiday movement with the Farmers Union in an effort to aid Communist infiltration of the farm organization. Her statement that Stover was present at a 'meeting in Des Moines for this purpose -was flatly denied by Stover. "I did not have any connection with the Farm Holiday movement," said Stover, "nor at thnt time did I have any connection with the Farmers Union. I did not join'the Farmers Union until 1933." ,' Stover said further that Mrs. Birnie was lying when she said she knew him as a member,of the Communist Party. i ^ Pakistan Aid Bid Weakens Indian Bloc .TOKYO (UP)-Asian diplomats said Tuesday. they believed Pakistan's appeal t o ' t h e United States for military aid had .weakened India's chance of setting up a "neutral" bloc of Asian nations between the free and Communist worlds. _ One Southeast Asian official now in Japan said his country and other "neutrals" had watched the straggle between the United States :and India on the Pakistan aid issue with more than considerable interest." ( ; "It was more or less of a showdown," '.the official said. '"The United States acting over India's strongest objections.' Now what is India going to do? How has it affected her position as an unofficial arbiter of what is neutral and what is not neutral in Asia?" Pakistan's decision to seek U.S. military ' aid and her agreement with Turkey tied the Karachi government to- the anti-Communist world._ t ' · It b r o.k e - the^Asian ""neutral bloc," diplomats said,'in'two vital places--at "the-northwestern corner of the Indian peninsula -and, in Eastern Pakistan, which is wedged between India and another neutral,.Burma: · The effect of the agreements on Burma were b e i n g watched closely. , ""The -U.S.-P a-k i s t a n-Turkey agreement tossed,the cards'up into the a i r," an American diplomat said. '"We'll"-have- t'tf w'ait^ to see just how they fall as far as Burma and Indonesia are concerned." 500 Persons Hear Talk at Farm Forum 1955 Held to Be 'Crucial Year' By ANDY MONTGOMERY Globe-Gazeffe Staff Writer Former Vice President and Sec rctary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace Tuesday advocated lower ing parity on corn to 80 per cen "if the farmer doesn't want to face destruction." Continued high, rigid supports on this commodity could be disastrous, he told some 500 persons at a Farm Forum held at Holy Family Church auditorium. He asserted that continued 90 per cent of parity on corn "will overflow the granaries and cause i breakdown." The "farmer him:elf," he said, "will be to blame because the action must be taken by the farmer." The government :annot prevent this, but the farmer :an. Declaring that October 1955 would be the crucial month and y e a r to determine whether this would occur, Wallace warned the best solution is a cutback in acre age. Billion Bushels The former vice president said storage of corn has reached a.tota in the neighborhood of 800 million bushels. He said by 1955 the tota would probably. reach a blllio bushels and "this spells trouble fo the whole country., f *-, ,' "With good weather-tand It looks like this will occur--a»90 per cen corn,- Joan will soon build up"? to that fantastic amount. This wil endanger the whole system o: commodity loans and the ever nor mal granary." He told the United Home Bank sponsored forum that the farmer s entitled to 90 per cent and even 100 per cent of parity but that "you lave to think of what is best for the whole country and not just yourselves." Present Parity He said it might be possible to maintain present parity on wheat and the other commodities but if the enormous influx of synthetic nitrogen hits the market, mainte- lance of this on corn would be 'impossible." He said the farmers hemselves would naturally want o increase acreage, thus destroy- ng themselves. The man who inaugurated corn and cotton loans in 1933 asserted t h a t the proper price for hogs should be $17 a hundred pounds and $1.30 a bushel for corn. He said he based (his statement on a alk he had with a national economist. Alluding again to the danger xriht of October 1955, Wallace said .his-could be prevented by channeling the excess corn to the starving in Europe. This, he .said, would result in the necessary consumption to pre- v e n t ' reaching that disastrous point of a billion acres. "If we stop loaning money abroad and channeling food abroad we can expect a repetition of 1932 Vic Raschi Sold to St. Louis ST. PETERSBURG, Fia. W-The New York Yankees Tuesday announced the sale, ^of right-handed, pitcher'Vic Raschi to the St. Louis Cardinals,for,cash and .two minor league players. George Weiss, general manager of the Yankees, said the, deal involved "considerable cash.", v The figure was estimated about $75,000 and the names of the minor league players involved were not made public. · . · ,,., Raschi hnd a record of" 320 victories and 50 defeats with the Yankees. He won 13 games and lost 6 last. year. 33." A farm panel was to wind up the meeting Tuesday afternoon. Heavy Fire Damage at Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS (.« -- Fire Uonday night ravaged ,thc Specr Southside Market, a grocery and retail-wholesale butcher shop here, causing damage .estimated at be- .ween $35,0bfl and $50,000. Con ents of the store' were a total loss. One fireman, Matt Martin, was overcome by smoke and was given oxygen. Several, firemen were made ill. briefly' by fumes from ruptured freezer units. SAME DATE--ItSJ--55 IWHITE FI.AO MEANS NO TRAFFIC DEATH IN FAST 24 HOUKS) McCarthy Raps Army 'Coddling' Woman Handles Top Secrets WASHINGTON Hi-Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) Tuesday developed testimony that a woman he said now handles "top secret" messages in the Pentagon code room was a dues-paying, card-carrying Communist in the late 1940s. And, in the course of it, he let Ely another thrust at Secretary o£ the Army Stevens who has' accused the senator of "abusing" Army officers while investigating alleged "Communist coddling" by !.he Army. Assuring himself (hat a plainclothes "representative of the Army" was in the hearing room, McCarthy called the man forward and asked him to tell Stevens "[ think he was grossly misadvised" in making the accusation. Not His Desire McCarthy added: "I don't think Bob Stevens wants to protect Communists in the Army any more than any member of this committee does." The story of the Pentagon code room employe was developed in. this fashion: Mrs. Mary Markward testified that while serving as an FBI und e r c o v e r iu- HOOVER HONORED--Herbert Hoover, former ^^ dent, and Texas Gov. Allan Shivers (right), pose with the awards they received from the American Good Government Society for their efforts towards same. Sen. Harrv °"rd (left), presented the awards. · ' Hoover, Ferguson Hit Demo Recession Talk, Claim It's Hurting'American Economy WASHINGTON (tf--Sen. Ferguson (H-Mich) said Tuesday Democratic talk of a business recession is hurting the country and ought to be stopped. , Ferguson, who heads the Senate GOP Policy Committee, spokei out after former President Herbert Hoover had discounted th.e'possi- 1 bmty of a depression and Democratic National Chairman Stephen ""AT Mitchell had said reaction of the pocketbook nerve is likely to determine, control of Congress in November." ,r · u / ' '"? do ?t ^^l^^f.^So^i^j^tay^rfcession.Mt.^mu^My the propaganda, for^it'is attfcb.'* more'reffe'ctive* than I had antic/Bated it wouldibe.'f- Ferguson said'iiTan interview. ,". paica imamm^gmmm dejrsttnds, -now "All this talJc'is persuading'some.people not to/buy. 'And when they ** AR *" A *°_ working- in the -- pression_named for him he thought]^; M±i, " * form ant in the years 1943-1949 she knew an Annie Lee Moss as a Commu n i s t Party member. McCarthy said this A£rs. frloss ,""" ~*~ Iowa Farmer Shot to Death MONDAMIN (Jl--An Iowa farin- r who defied three; masked ban- its was shot to death Monday night and two women were left ound as the gunmen fled with a 00-pound safe containing $19,000. William Edwards, 50, was killed ·hen he resisted the gunmen's re- eated demands that he open the afe. Edwards was killed by a sec- nd shot from a .38 caliber re- olver when he persisted in his de- iance even, though wounded in the. chest. Miss Florence Edwards, sister of the slain man, and Mrs. Mattie lyers, a cousin, were bound by he men with strips of bedspread nd adhesive tape. The Harrison County sheriff's of- ice said the stolen safe contained large amount of money, bonds nd family valuables.' Miss Edwards was knocked .to the' floor when she tried to tele- hone a doctor after her brother ad L been shot in the chest. Anther of the bandits ripped the tel- ph'one.from the wall. - "· The Edwards 'farm .is '.located bout' 40 'miles . north of Council iluffs-on the lowa-Nebfa'ska.'bor- er. ' ' '. '·. The safe, -with part of its 'cori- ents--thousands of 'dollars··worth f U.S. Saving: Bonds--lying j hca'r- y, was 'found Tuesday noon .in; a itch near North'Sioux City. Some 9,000 in cash, however, was miss- Near the safe were. a hammer, hisel r and : punch which had b'cen sed : in breaking it open. .Sheriff . J. Bjork said' it-was possible ome of the tools could be traced. he could say with good authority there are no signs of any big depression now. Observing that economic dips occur about every five or seven ,'ears in free enterprise systems, Hoover added: "You can have high confidence that this is only a passing dip, a slump, a readjustment or a recession, not a great depression." He said the "combustible ma-i terials are not hereabouts to con- vv-i j.vt..i,j M.J, v uuu AJ.C.I. tauuui.i) \.\j (JUlt~ struct another conflagration 'like! A n 'Arn)y description of her job ' "' - - - · - at the time of her employment, Cohn announced to the subcommittee that Mrs. Moss' attorney had advised she was ill but would appear as a witness at somo later time. Appointed Clerk Cohn. said records showed that Mrs. Moss was appointed a "communications clerk" in the office of the chief signal officer on Dec. 19, 1950, and "has been there ever since. 1 " hat of the decade of the thirties: Then," he said,'a total financial collapse in Europe combined with mblic overoptimism and a weak anking system at home to bring about worldwide depression. Mitchell told a news conference that he believes control of Con- ress will turn in November on low the voters answer the ques- :ion: "Am I better or worse off than I was a year ago?" , Ferguson discounted that, saying: 'I think, the ; American people are much more intelligent than \Ir. Mitchell gives them credit with being. They know we Republicans are trying ; t o ' g e t from a war to a;peace economy, : "In my opinion, the public is going : to be. better satisfied with a more substantial and continuing jeacc economy, with some of the inflation squeezed put of it." ; Mitchell said the President's Dopularity is going down : because the people are identifying him norc'closely, with his party "and :hey "know from previous experience what the Republicans are ike." Cohn said, showed that her duties included the receiving of messages from all over the world, including those'in code, and determining if they were in the proper sequence and if they reached their proper destination. McCarthy said he understood that Mrs. Moss, when called to testify, "will claim she is not a member of Ihc Communist Party now." He also said: "There is nothing in the record to show she ever broke with the party." Hearing R«c«ss*d Recessing the hearing u n t i l Wednesday m o r n i n g McCarthy said five persons whom Mrs. Markward could identify as'members of a Communist Party cell with Mrs. Moss would be called to the stand at that time. He added,that he assumed they would "take the Fifth Amendment." , The present hearings shape up as a preliminary to the appearance Thursday'of Secretary Stevens who exchanged blasts with McCarthy over the weekend. Ignore Move to Cut Taxes WASHINGTON (.tt~-The House Vays and Means Committee Tues- ay brushed aside Democratic moves to slash most excise or aTeTT taxes "by "50"per cent "and 'to econsider a previously defeated motion to cmV'iridividual income es.lby' about 2'/4 billion dollars lis year.' Committee Chairrhan Daniel"' A. *eed (R-NY): said'.after a .closed por session that he ruled the ex- ise tax 'cutting move out of-order ccause of previous unanimous greement that a tax revision proj- ct now before the committee would not involve changes in major tax rates. Reed said his ruling "merely reaffirmed that orderly procedure will be followed." Rep'. "Cooper" (D-Te'rih)". asked 'ffie tax writers to reconsider a previous motion, backed by. all-'lO Democratic ·committee members, to increase individual income' tax exemption for each taxpayer · and each dependent from.$600 to$700. This motion was defeated earlier by a straight 15-10 party lino vote. No action was taken on Cooper's request. ., " r , Republican leaders are ioolcing to President Eisenhower to help bolster support,-for tho administration's tax program. Some GOP congressmen already have discussed, the prospect of a presidential broadcast'to the nation with administration officials, - i t was learned Tuesday; Informed sources said no decisions havo been made. Some , Republican legislators have expressed concern over almost daUy Democratic* attacks declaring the Eisenhower program gives too many tax cots to buii- ness and doesn't benefit the average taxpayer enough, ,

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