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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for th* Horn* CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE " T H I ' 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 J O W A N S N E I G H B O R S " HOME EDITION VOL. LVIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1M1 This Paper Consiits ot Two Sections--Section Ono No. 2t» Harrison States Armistice Possible; Planes Hit Plant By THE WIRE SERVICES MUNSAN, 'Korea -- Maj. Gen. William Harrison, senior LJ. N. Command armistice delegate, said Tuesday he thought "an armistice is possible but I haven't the faintest Idea when," He made the observation at a news conference shortly after U. N. and Communist negotiators traded acid words for an hour at Pan- munjom and made "no visible progress" toward settlement of the truce blocking issue of .prisoner exchange, . ; i The delegations called a fourth straight week-long recess. Gen. Nam 11, senior Red delegate/protested, then agreed to setting the next meeting for Aug. 27. - . " " . . B i g Raid _ Meanwhile 14 Japan-basecl U- S Superforts Monday night bombed a huge Communist grenade factory Hoffman Brands as False Charges Against Marshall . .WASHINGTON I/PI--Paul C. Hoffman Tuesday described charges made by Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis) against Gen. George C. Marshall and the Marshal! Plan as "fantastically false." Hoffman, first head of the Marshall Plan for aid to foreign nations, gave his opinion under oath. He made a deposition as a defense \vitness for Sen. Benton (D-Conn) against whom McCarthy has filed a §2 million libel-slander suit. "Towering Lie" One .'count in McCarthy's suit is based on Bcnton's accusation that McCarthy told the Senate "a towering lie" in a speech June 14, 1951, denouncing Marshall, wartime Army Chief of Staff and postwar .Secretary of State. In his speech, McCarthy linked Marshall's name with' what McCarthy termed a conspiracy to cause the United States to "fall victim to Soviet intrigue from with in and Russian military might from without." ' Hoffman's deposition is a sworn statement which may or may not be used when McCarthy's suit against Benton actually comes to trial. It was taken in a Staller hotel room with counsel for Benton, a stenographer and reporters present. No Representative No representative of McCarthy was on hand. Edward B. Williams counsel for McCarthy, refused to participate after the U.S. District Court here had overruled a mo for . postponemenl Theodore Kiendl counsel for Benton,- read to Hoffman excerpts from the 60,000 wbix denunciation of Marshall and the Marshall Plan which McCarthj had delivered in the Senate la'sl year. lion from him of the hearing. For an hour, Koch Will Become Highway Engineer NEVADA MV-E. F. Koch, 43, wil become chief engineer of the Iowa Highway Commission in succession to Fred White on Sept. 15, Join Hattery of Nevada, commissioi Chairman, announced Tuesday. ' Koch, now with the U.S. Army a. a lieutenant-colonel of engineers in Casablanca, has had wide cxpe riencc in public road building. White has been chief engineer o the commission for the past 3: years. His resignation is cffectivi Sept. 1. P H Y S I C I A N D I E S OELWEIN W--Dr. D. W. Shine 67, long-time physician in Oelwcin died Monday. He had been il since Thursday vdien he suffered heart attack. Diplomats Say Chinese May Be Begging Want More Arms, Financial Aid By JOHN A. SCAL1 WASHINGTON MV-Some American diplomats view the top-level Chinese-Russian conference in "Moscow as mainly a "begging expedition" by the Chinese Reds. The officials speculate that the Chinese are dissatisfied with Russia's promise and would plead for: 1. More f i n a n c i a l aid to supple incut the 300-million dollar loan Moscow promised in February 1950. 1. Bigger and faster shipments of Russian-made military 'supplies for hard-pressed Chinese Commu nist troops in Korea. 3. Removal of Russian troops from Port Arthur and return- to Red China of the Changchun Rail way as promised by the end of this year. Experts on Russian and Chinese affairs here feel the purpose of the huddle is aimed at finding ways to :ontinuc the Korean War rathei than at any policy change which might mean peace in the Far East employing 2,000 workers in Northwest Korea, The factory was only ,hree miles south of the Manchurian border. Far East headquarters in Tokyo said the sprawling works was one of the 78 military targets the U. N. Command has given advance notice it will attack. It was the first time the plant, at Nakwon, half way between Sin- uiju and Nainsidong, had been hit. Results of.the raid were not announced. The planes dropped 140 tons ot bombs. But tl\e B-29 pilots reported they met intense anti-aircraft fire. One plane was attacked by a Red nigh) fighter but the Air Force said all 14 planes returned. On chances of the talks to succeed, Harrison declared: "I've thought the Communists do want an armistice. It is a matter o f - h o w much they are .willing to pay for it." Harrison said it was possible for he Reds to accept the LJ. N. posi- iori on prisoners. "They could give vis a good cuss- ng out and then accept our offer," 10 declared. "They never wpuld lave to 1 agree with us on the principle of no forced repatriation." The U. N. made a sharp attack on the Communists in the GO-minute meeting--the longest in a nonth. Harrison angered North Korean Gen. Nam 11 with a short statement in which he reviewed the 'facts of the conflict." Tender Spot The American general touched a tender spot when he accused the Communists of sacrificing "little North Korea" in their stubborn insistence on the U. N. returning Chinese "volunteer" prisoners of war who have chosen noi to return lo Communism. Nam told Harrison, "Your attempt to sow discord is doomed to failure." Eisenhower Wins Battle of Invitations Over Adlai AI Wivcpholo COVERUP GAL -- P a t Thompson, named in New York's ever widening vice charget, covers her face with a icarf as she enters the East 51st Street police station. She had, been in custody since Monday but was not formally accused until after the arrest of self styled movie actor Richard Short, a friend of "Mickey" Jelke. Sh* is being held in 510,000 bail as a material witness in the continuing vice roundup. 33,000 on Strike, More Serve Notice By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 33,000 workers in nine states remained on strike Tuesday New York a CIO union a strike notice involving eigh ship Krupps Want to Sell Steel/Coal BONN, Germany, Iff)--The Krupps want to sell their vast steel and coal holdings which have armed the German war machine in two World Wars. The huge firm's 44-year-old head, Alfried Krupp, has asked permission of Allied aYid West German officials for such a trimming of the f a m i l y empire. Apparently the firm would retain .such other big enterprises as locomotive and truck plants, ship-building works and real estate holdings. Krupp submitted his proposals to sell the coal and steel industries in accordance with Allied occupation law.s requiring the split-up of vast industrial empires. The Allies believe such economic concentrations helped spur the Germans to war. Five More Highway Deaths Mock Iowa Safety Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa's record in reducing t h e traffic death toll was the third besl in the nation for t h e first six months of 1952. Ironically, Tuesday was a bad day on the state's highways with persons being killed. In addition the deaths of two others who were injured in weekend accidents were announced. Those dead are: Joseph Gene Harlcr, 23, Moline, III., killed when trucks collided nine miles east of. Cedar Rapids; Vincent Ross Brady, 55, D e s Moincs, killed when his car struck an overpass abutment four miles west of Des Moincs; Joe B. Morris, 41, Waterloo, killed when his car overturned eight miles northwest of Waterloo. Those who died of injuries suffered Sunday were Sandra M u r ray, 14, DCS Moines, and Louis Nosko, 32, Gary, Jml. S t a t e Safety Commissioner Pear! W. M c M u r r a y said Tuesday that Town's 20 per cent reduction in traffic fatalities d u r i n g the period was bettered by only Minnesota and New Hampshire. Iowa's traffic death rate for the six-month period was 3.9 per 100 million miles traveled. and in served another 32,000 employes at Bethlehem Steel Company yards. Also in New York, the Unitet Mine Workers and managemen representatives opened ncgolia lions for a new contract for som 75,000 hard coal miners. Pay Boost The miners are expected to asl for a pay boost and an increase in the 30-cenlS'a-lon payment by the mine owners into union welfare fund. The current contract expires Sept. 30. At Canton, 0. Sleehvorkers studied a proposec new contract which union leaders predict will end « 30-dny strike n lie Timlcen Roller Bearing Com pany. 2,000 Strike At Cleveland, some 2,000 Rcpub ic Steel Corporation workers were oft the job at the f i r m ' s 98-inch strip mill. Bolh the m a n a g e m e n t and CIO United Steel Workers offi-; cials termed the walkout a wildcat strike. About 18,000 B. F. Goodrich Company workers who struck nine plants at midnight Sunday arc still off the job. Thr» walkout occurred after 10 weeks of wage and contract talks. . At Lawrenccville, Ind., about 1,000 distillery workers stayed away from their jobs at the Joseph E. Seagram Sons plant. SHRIEK OF TERROR--Susan Medberry, G-months-old, saved her own life in Providence, R. I., when her screams caused the driver of this lumber truck to halt just as his wheels crushed her carriage. Susan's mother, Mrs. Grace Medberry, holds her as her ·tint, Mrs. Robert Forsberg, looks at the wheel and carriage. 12,000 CIO Unitec Take Off Lid on Oil Reports Grand Jury to Investigate Price Fixing WASHINGTON wi -- President Truman has ordered the lid oft a ong-secrel report on international oil deals amid new charges that a ·ich and powerful oil cartel is siphoning U.S. foreign aid funds. The report, which may have iiplomatic repercussions abroad, promptly became fuel for a federal rand jury which will open next nonlh an investigation of alleged rice fixing and monopoly practices n the oil industry. Secret Label Decision to lift the official secret abel from the report, a year after t was written by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff experts, was announced by Sen. J o h n Sparkman of A l a b a m a , the Democratic nominee for vice president. Sparkman spoke v as head of. the Senate Small Business Subcommittee, and as the man whose pub lie demand for the information presumably resulted in the presidential order. The A l a b a m a n said his subcommittee would make ai investigation of its own before passing judgment on the FTC find ings. Sparkman said the 10-chaptcr re port is being printed now by hi.s subcommittee and "probably wil be available for distribution by the end of this week." Inflame Relations The Slate Depart men (.""Has ac knowledged that it had tho document classified as secret for security reasons lest its contents further inflame relations between British oil interests and the government ol Iran. "It is my opinion t h a t its release at this tiir.e is not likely to jeopardize our national security or undermine the aims oC our foreign policy," Sparkman said in a prepared s t a t e m e n t . "The security aspect ol the m a t t e r has been cleared with responsible agencies of government." Jn swift follow-up developments: 1. The Justice Department movcc to subpoena the report for its cently-ordcred federal grand jury investigation of monopoly charges against seven U.S. and foreign oi companies. 2. Sen. Hennings (D-Mo) firec new accusations of intrigue at the oil firms, charging they form : Forest Fires Rage; One Fighter Dies ELSINORE, Calif, Ml _ Four fires' raged over more than '8,000 acres of California timber and brush land Tuesday. One firefighter was dead and four others injured in their battle to check the flames. Larry f l i g g i n s , 21-year-old state forestry service worker w a s burned to death while fighting a 400 acre fire south of Elsinore, near Cleveland National Forest. A w h i r l w i n d of f l a m e s engulfed him before other workers him. could reach cartel and a "giant conspiracy profiteering against European na lions which receive U.S. dollar aid The seven U.S. and foreign oi companies are Standard Oil ot NCM Jersey, Standard Oil ot California the Texas Company, Socony-Vac uum, Gulf Oil--all U.S. owned-and two foreign firms dominated by the British, Royal Dutch Shell and Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. ASSISTANT MANAGER OTTUMWA (/n--Charles B. Me Clclland has been named assislan m a n a g e r of the Ottumwa plant o John ATorrcll -and Company, A na live of Ottumwa, he is the son o the late Morgan T. McClelland director of sales for the Morrel company for m a n y years prior tr hi.s death in 3027. Sen. Dirksen Turns Other Gheek to Critical Minister CHARLESTON, W. Va. UP--Sen. Everett Dirksen turned hi.s olhe cheek Tuesday to the indignant clergyman who criliv.ed him for say ing Adlai Stevenson was Illinois' worst governor of the 20th century. The Illinois Republican said Monday night he would "only hope and pray" for the Rev. Richard Graebei of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, I I I . Gracbel denounced Dirksen as a "brother of Ananias," the biblica character who was slruck down for lying,- from his pulpit last Sunda following the senator's remark against the Democratic prcsidcnlia nominee. "I don't want to talk about him because he's a Presbyterian min ister and I'm a Presbyterian," Dirksen said of Graebe! at n tcslimoni at dinner for Walter S. H a l l a n a n , temporary c h a i r m a n of the GOP na tional convention and vice c h a i r m a n of the national committee. Then Dirksen leveled,the full force of his oratory at Stevenson. "I have no choice now hut to tell the people about Adlai," Dirksen said. "And I mean to do it." Dirksen discussed the "cigarette tax scandal" and "borscburge scandals" as part of the Stevenson gubernatorial administration. Dirksen continued his attack on Stevenson in Washington, saying that election of the Democratic presidential nominee would be a "dcf, f n i t e threat" to American freedoms. Dirksen based his n e w attack on Stevenson's endorsement by Americans for Democratic Action. \ AP Wlrojiholo ROYAL FOURSOME--Two princesses ol' Lukembourg entertain their children aboard the liner lie do France while waiting for the ship to dock in New York. At left is Princess Alexis de Ligne, and son, Prince Michael, I'l months. At right is Princess Yolundc de Bar and .son, Prince RIH dolph, 20 rhonths. Give Demo Chance to Talk Early Mixup at Plowing Match at Kasson By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican Presidential CandU dale Dwighl D. Eisenhower Tuesday won a battle ot invitations over Gov, Adlai B. Stevenson of Illinois, his Democratic opponent. Both wore invited to address th« National Plowing Contest at Kason, Minn., and both said they voultl accept and speak 'on Sept. 6. For a while it appeared Kasson night provide one of the most 'dra- natic of all early-campaign events --a- possible face-lo-fnce meeting ot .he major candidates as they balled for; the farm vole'. Both Can't Sp«ak But officials of the contest ruled em ly -Tuesday that both could not speak on the same day. They decided that, Eisenhower, who had accepted their invitation, first, should speak Sept. G. ,, SlevenHon, however, was given chance to speak first. Officials said they invited him to change his speaking date to, Sept. 5. , In a pre/d«wn 'Statement, .Stevenson's office said, he was "turning Grocery List-- U.S.Authorizes Hike f tor Steel, Automobiles WASHINGTON (IP) --The government formally author- zed h i g h e r prices on steel and automobiles Tuesday, and enlisted the housewives of. 54 cities to help enforce ceilings in grocery stores. Three orders, destined to affect families, rolled off the mimco-^ graph machines ol! the Office of Price Stabilization. These were the highlights: STEEL Price Stabilizer Ellis Arnall, still grumbling about having to do M, gave the steel industry the official nod to raise the price of carbon steel by $5.20 a ton, and the prices of. costlier alloy and stainless steels b y ' 4 . 7 per cent across the board, The price increases were part of the deal t h a t settled the 55-day steel strike. AUTOMOBILES Effective Saturday, automobile dealers will come under a new pricing regulation which permits each one to figure his owji ceilings a n d h i s o w n "conditioning" charges for such services ns tightening up any holts the factory left loose. Officials estimated the onicr will mean an overall rise of. about 1 per cent in retail car prices--$20 on a $2,000 car. GROCERIES Arn.ll! announced that beginning Oct. 1, grocers in the 54 cities where there arc OPS offices will be required to post charts showing their exact ceiling prices on various items. The idea is to let housewives sne for themselves whether they arc being overcharged. The system was used generally in World War II, and has been used 'experimentally in recent months in Fargo, N.D., Fresno, Calif., and Jacksonville, FJa. The price lists will cover about 300 market basket items. Fruits and vegetables won't be listed, he- cause they are exempt from price controls. Fresh meats, on which ceilings arc set on a regional basis, will not be listed at first, but may be added later. millions of American SAME DATE--1?51--353 IOWA CITY UP-- V i r g i l ,M. H«nch«r; ' president" of th« ' Uni- varsity of low»,;jnv!f»d : fh« Republican *Vid Democratic pr*»i- dential candidates Tuesday ta fllve campaign .speeches' on th« campus this fall. down the Sept. 5'Invitation becauso of prior commitments. Robert'Hurrle, chairman of the platform program committee of the plowing match, explained the organization did ''not want a political rally · no one could get any Navy Probes Firing on Own Vessel TOKYO l/n--A U.S. Navy minesweeper and saJvngc lug arrived i n - J a p a n Monday night for a formal investigation of an incident off Korea in which the minesweeper fired twice on the lug, killing tsvo and i n j u r i n g nine. A Navy officer sairl the acci dental shooting resulted from failure to exchange recognition .signals between the minesweeper Chief and the Grapple. Tii Washington, tho Navy said a Navy Board will investigate to fix responsibility and to determine measures to prevent a possible recurrence. The Navy said two three-inch shells from the Chief hit the Grapple Friday night when the vessels were searching for .small Communist ships off Hungnam on Korea's Northeast coast, ' One 'shell struck a gun shield and went through the stack and the second hit the pilot house. The plowing done." GOP Women Confer Meanwhile, Republican women leaders confer Tuesday with Eisenhower to draft plans'for a drive to woo the women's voles--a vote some believe .could mean the margin of victory in tho presidential election. Mrs. Roy F. Priest of Utah; assistant National GOP chairman arid lead of the party's Women's Division, and I'l other feminine party eadcrs scheduled a round of conferences and a luncheon with the Republican nominee in Denver. Stevenson was taking it easy Tuesday, enjoying a brief vacation at Minoccjua, Wis. Other Developments There were these other developments: Mississippi Democrats-for-Eisen- liowcr, who lost a skirmish Monday with Stevenson's forces in the stale Deniocralic convention, m e e t Tuesday lo place Eisenhower's n a m e on the ballot with an independent slate of electors. In Mississippi, any group may place electors on the ballot by getting a petition signed by 400 qualified voters. The Slevcnson victory Monday- delegates voted 222 to 5i'/2 to pledge its eight electors to Stevenson and. his vice presidential running mate --was tantamount to approval of the national Democratic ticket. HOW MUST WE LOOK TO OUR ARMED FORCES? "They're burning what wo are fighting to protect," could very well be Hnid by our men overseas. Every year, 190,000 forest fires ronr across America, blackening an area almost the ni/e of tho state of Pennsylvania. And the shameful part is that we are primarily responsible--not, lightning and other_ things we can't control. Isn't it time for m lo be care- f u l . . . really careful? This year be sure that carnpfire, that cigarette, that match is dead out. Forest products arc extremely essential to both'civilian and military production. Bo careful. Keep America strong. Published at apublh teroice in cooperation with Tkf JUvtrtut^f £wj)cj/j -All About- The Wealher Mason City: Partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon. Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with occasional thundcrshowers beginning Tuesday evening. Iowa: Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers northwest half- Tuesday and over state Wednesday. Somewhat warmer Tuesday night. Minnesota: Partly cloudy, scattered thundcrshowers. Tuesday night and in south and east Wednesday. rlobe-Gazcttc weather data up to 3 a.m. Tuesday: Maximum 78 Minimum 61 At 8 a.m. 71 YEAR AGO: Maximum; ','..'· ·..'.-..7*." Minimum 59

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