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February 25, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 1

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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for the 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 0 R S" HOME EDITION VOL. LX Associated Press and United 1'rcss Full Leas* Wire* (Seven Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, F E B R U A R Y 25, 1954 This Paper Consists of Two Sections--Section On* NO. HI Naguib Ousted as Egyptian Premier ^^^^^^ * ""~" - - - ' ' · · ' i .1. . Stevens Furious Over 'Talk' CAR -IN WHICH FOUR DIED-This is the car driven by Mrs Robert Farnsw A o'rth CP 27° h Count 7 Victims in Iowa Mishaps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven persons died in traffic accidents and a drowning in low Wednesday Ihe toll included four persons, including three member of one family, who were killed in a car-truck crn^h near Burlington Dead in the Burlington crash were Mrs. Robert E. Farnsworth 27 her two children, Ronald, 3, and Connie Sue, 4; and James H Shoe maker, 47, driver for the Burlington Bakery Co. The other traffic accident victims were Jerry Ray Blomgren, '3V4 ~ ~~~ --trot Ottumwa, and Louis Lug'rain 28, of DubiiQuc. Donald M. Moore, 2, son of Dr and Mrs. Donald Moore of De corah, drowned .Wednesday after noon when he slipped beneath UK ice on the Upper Iowa River, when he had been walking with his sis Per Cent Cut in Departmental Budgets Desired WASHINGTON Ut -- A 12V* per cent cut in, the combined budgets ofc 1 ) ilhe'vr State^Justicetf'andtJ'Gbni merce departments "and the Voice of America was rccbmmendcc Thursday by the House Appropria tions Committee. Moneywise, the committee said, those'agencies should get alojig on $1,146,998,000 instead of the $1,313, 920,960 recommended by President Eisenhower for the 1955 fiscal year which starts next July l. Most Of the $16C,932,9GO cut would be borne by the Commerce Department, big. slashes being in appropriations for the federal aid highway system and for paymenl of air mail subsidies. . The Federal Bureau of Investigation got all of the $78,282,000 it requested. The only other major agency to get the fult amount it wanted was the Immigration and Naturalization Service. It was allotted 39 million dollars. r-AII About The Weather Mason City: Clearing ,ind cooler Thursday night, low 20 to 23. low«: Considerable cloudiness and somewhat colder. Mlnnttota: Partly cloudy, not so cold. Globe-Gazette weather data up to 8 a.m. Thursday: , Maximum 47 Minimum 29 At 8 a.m. 29 YEAR AGO: Maximum 29 Minimum 25 tcr, Elizabeth, 5, Mrs. Farnsworth and her son were dead on arrival at a Burling ton hospital. Connie Sue died sev eral hours lafer at the hospital where her father also was taken He was expected to live. Killed Outright Shoemaker apparently was killet outright. He was pinned in the truck cab and a wrecker was'necd cd to free his body. Authorities said the car was struck broadside by the truck' as the Farnsworth vehicle pulled oui from behind a pickup truck for a left turn off the highway. Jerry Blomgrcn, son of Mr. and Mrs. William BJomgren, suffered fatal injuries when the handlebar of a motorcycle struck his head at an intersection near his Ottumwa home. Under Wheels Lugrain died when he ' f e l l ' b e - tween the wheels of a loaded ice truck at the Dtibuque Packing Co. yards. Another death was added to Fowa's 1953 motor vehicle toll when Waller Hauser, 56, Whitten farmer, died Tuesday night at an EI- dora hospital of auto accident injuries suffered Feb. 10. SAME DATE-1953-55 (BLACK FI,AG MEANS TRAFFIC DEATH IN PAST II HOURS) Auto Manufacturers V/arn Dealers on 'Bootlegging 7 DETROIT Wt--The presidents of Ford, and General Motors are warning their car dealers against "bootlegging," 'with' hints that offenders may lose their, franchises. Henry, Ford II and GM's Harlow H. Curtice, acknowledging l e s s than' satisfactory conditions in the field, wrote -their thousands :of dealers on the subject Wednesday. Neither said to what specific extent the 'practice was being engaged ia. However, Curtice said it w«« spreading "in an alarming teshion." There has been no like action by Chrysler, , third member of the atito industry's "Big Three." Curtice denounced'bootlegging as a "malignancy" and a threat to the car business. Bootlegging is the wholesaling by franchised dealers of new cars to used car retailers who sell them at less than the list price." Protests by franchised dealers reportedly prompted^ the National Automobile Dealers Association to appeal to manufacturers to put a halt to bootlegging. S E C R E T A R Y DULLES Lost Nothing Dulles Says WASHINGTON , Mi-Secretary of State Dulles has assured the nation it lost nothing at Berlin and gained much-- including a chance -o bring Red China "before the bar of world opinion." Dulles, who returned five days ago from the month-long Big Four alks, told a. nationwide radio-television audience Wednesday night: "You may ask whether it was vorthwhile to go to Berlin . . . My answer is 'yes 1 and I have no doubt about that.' Two Results He said two results will pro- cm ndly influence the future: 1. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. ·Tolotov was forced by the U.S., Drench and British delegates "to how Russia's' hand" -- a hand vhich Dulles said hung on to all t had, including East Germany and East Austria, and grabbed for more. 2. Molotov gave in, at the last lour in a "concession . . . not to be gnored," and signed a ; declaraUon pelling out U.S. refusal to recog- lize Red China. , Strong Point It was this point ~ America's ong-withheld diplomatic recogni- ion of Communist China -- which Dulles hit time and again. His half- lour speech, besides domestic adio-TV coverage, ; was beamed Iso in 33 languages to both sides f the'Iron'Curtain. _His report to the nation climaxed is campaign to convince critics nywhere t h a t t h e Communist vorld was not "appeased" in ar- angements agreed upon at Berlin or the holding April 26 of an 'isian peace conference at Geneva, witzerland, and in a lack of prog- ess on the German and Austrian uestions. "The Communist regime will not ome to Geneva to be honored, but ather to account before the bar f Avorld opinion,"- he said. Waterloo Council OK's Flouridation of Water WATERLOO ' Wl--The Waterloo !ity, Council, sitting as a board of ealth,, has . adopted a resolution ndorsing"fluo'ridation of the city -ater supply as a means of reduc- ng tooth decay. : : Agn Says McCarthy ·cement No 'Capitulation 7 Army Chief Is Pondering Move WASHINGTON Wv-Secrctary the Army Robert T. Stevens wa reported Thursday to be steamin with anger over interpretations o his agreement with Sen. McCarth as a "capitulation." His office an the White House acknowledge they had had telephone exchange on the matter. Stevens denied, however, a re port that he was asking a publi expression of support from Presi dent Eisenhower and was prepare to resign if he didn't get it. This report came from a sourc close to the secretary. When an Associated Press dis patch to this effect was shown t Stevens he authorized an aide t deny it "categorically." Position to Know The source of the original repor could not be reached immediately He is in a position to know wha has gone on behind the scenes. Stevens was closeted w i t h group of top advisers when the AP dispatch was sent in to him. John F. Kane, a civilian aide came out and told reporters he was authorized to deny "categori cally" that the report was correct In the early afternoon, it ap peared that Stevens still was con sidering what course to take. At lunch time, waiters took twc trays of food into his office. At tha point, aides said the seceretar} bad no appointments for the after noon, either at the Pentagon o outside. During the morning, Gen. Mat thew Ridgway, Army chief of staff vas in and out of Stevens' office So were John Adams, Army lega adviser, and Hugh Milton assist ant secretary of the "Army. :^i!^i|?§Fortno«n :C«[(«r yice*Preslde'nt Nixon was a fore noon caller at the White House. "·residential P r e s s Secretary ames C. Hagerty said Nixon alked with Sherman Adams, as- istant to the President, and Maj. Jen. Wilton B. Persons, deputy as- istant to the President, but did lot talk with Eisenhower himself. Hagerty would not elaborate on he conference. Another White House caller was ecretary of the Air Force Talbott. Asked whether he bad talked to Eisenhower about' the · Stevens-Mcarthy lied: controversy, Talbott re' I don't want to discuss it at Because of the high place of the ource which originally reported 'tevens wanted a presidential ex- resssion of support, or else vould resign, there appeared to e grounds for belilef this had at east been discussed. Original Report The original report was to the ffect that Stevens had informed Virile House officials he would in- ist on one of the two following ourscs of action: 1-- A statement from the Presi- ent that Eisenhower 'agrees with tevens that he did not "capitu- ate" during Wednesday's secret ession with McCarthy on the ucstion of calling Army officers or testimony in McCarthy's · in- uiry into what he calls the rmy's "coddling of Communists." 2-- Agreement from the President lat Stevens can say in a statement that Eisenhower is in full greement with the secretary's potion. Stevens was 'reported 'to be an: ry and indignant o v e r some hases of his go-round with Mc- arthty. MARILYN HOME, BUT SICK-Marilyn Monroe bundled snugly m a mink coat and the arms of hubby Joe DiMagjno is shown as she arrived at - · - , ,. \ San Francisco from the Far East. Doctors say the starlet has a slight case of bronchial pneumonia, apparently caught while on a four-day tour in Korea. Feet Snow Hits in Iowa North Missed in Freak Storm DES MOINES Wl-- An unexpecte snowstorm m o v e d diagonal] across Iowa Thursday and dumpe snow of up to 18 'inches^ia_/lept on a strip some 150 milef^i'de?^ There .was heavy snow., in' north vest Iowa counties where the fal vas due to have ended by noon The Weather Bureau listed snow all accumulations in east centra owa as 3 to 7 inches by noon and aid the snow would end in south astern Iowa during the afternoon At Cedar Rapids snow accumu ation in the city area reached 18 nches up to noon and it was stil nowirig. Snowplows were out in ^ laces and the State Highway Pa' rol said Thursday morning tha oads were slushy to icy with vis bility limited by 'falling snow. Nu merous schools did not hold classe " ecause of the snow. " I n West State There were reports of 10 to 1 nches of snow at Hubbard anc ^adcliffe in Hardin County and £ nches at Sutherland, north o Cherokee. The \Veather Bureau said the 150 miJe wide snow strip extends fron he northwest to the southeast cor er of the state. The Sioux City area had 3 to nches of snow, the Fort Dodge rea 4 to 6 inches and the Des loines vicinity the fall built up apidly to about 2 inches in depth Mason City Dry There were three inches oE snow n the ground in the Spencer area t daylight Thursday but at the ame time no moisture whatever ad fallen in the Mason City sec- or. Storm Lake had nearly 5 .nches · of .snow on the ground:' Temperatures were close to ·eezmg in Iowa during the night, cadings ranged from 28 at Spener to 36 at Council Bluffs. Ternera hires Wednesday afternoon anged from 47 at Mason City to 1 at Council Bluffs. WHAT THEY SAY LONDON (UP)-The London Times In » dispatch from its Wash- ngton correspondent on the meeting between Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens said: "Senator McCarthy Wednesday a c h i e v e d what General Burgoyne and General Cornwallis never achieved-- the surrender of the American Army." ·· · \ , * * -x- CHICAGO (Up)-Adlai E. Stevemon says tf me McCarthy-Stevens dispute that "the Army ha* been forced to surrender by the admin" " ' Stevenson, 1H2 Democratic presidential candidate, said Wednesday night, "I am shocked, but hardly surprised, that even th» Army has been forced to surrender to the administration." "The abuse and humiliation to which General Zwicker 'has been exposed has now been officially condoned," he said. Say Syrian Chief Also Thrown Out BEIRUT, Lebanon (/Pi--One of the Middle East's "strong men"--Gen. Mohamed Naguib of Egypt--was squeezed out Thursday and another--President Adib Shishekiy of Syria-was on a'shaky seat. Egypt's ruling Revolutionary Council dropped Naguib as president and premier of the young republic on charges that he was trying to pull Egypt "back to absolute dictatorship." To replace him as premier, the council named hard-boiled LI. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser, the driving force behind the army coup that ousted King Farouk from the throne 19 months ago. In Syria, Radio Aleppo said a large section of the Syrian army had revolted against Shishekiy. An earlier Aleppo broadcast, heard in Lon*don, claimed--without confirmation --Shishekiy had been overthrown, broadcasts from Damascus, the Syrian capital, made no mention of any kind of trouble whatever. The Aleppo broadcast s a i d troops from Aleppo and the north- _ _ --AP Wire photo REPLACEMENT? -- S h e r e e North, a Broadway musical stag* actress, has been signed by 20th Century Fox and may get the rolt in "Pink Tights" which Marilyn Monroe turned down when she was suspended by the studio. Sheree appeared on Bing Crosby's first TV show recently and created a sensation. For 'Stability 1 . . . Pakistan Aid Plea Okayed WASHINGTON Wj--President Ei- enhower announced Thursday he vill 'grant military aid to Pakistan h e l p secure "stability and trength" in the Middle East. The President made known this ecision in a formal statement. At he same time the White House made public a letter to Prime Minster Nehru of India assuring him hat "this step does not In any T ay affect the friendship we feel or India." Quite the contrary," the Pres- dent said in" the letter delivered o Nehru by Ambassador George '; Allen. "We will'. continually strive to .rengthen the warm and endur- ng friendship between our two ountries." The decision to give aid to Paki- an was taken under authority ranted by the foreign aid law nd requires no further congres- onal sanction. Indian .leaders had been highly ritical of the idea previously dis- ussed, of giving military aid to heir neighbor. One obvious rea- on -was the · possibility that 'it ould tip the scales in that part of sia to India's disadvantage. ; The next step will'be to senda ission to Pakistan ·; to determine ic exact needs of 'that country. tiis" will be done shortly, the 'hile House said. Plan Study of Rifle Bullets May Link Suicide to lowan's Death RICHMOND, Calif. WV-Bullets from a suicide's rifle were enroute to St. Paul, Minn., Thursday for checking in an investigation of the unsolved slaying near Brainerd, Mian., in 1950 of Eugene Stolze, 27, Davenport, losva, while he was vacationing. Police Inspector Darrell Davis said they were from a .22 rifle with which Donald Irvin Guin, 42, killed himself Tuesday after telling his wife he had "killed a man in Minnesota" about four years ago. The bullets, which Davis fired from'Guin's rifle, were airmailed to Crow Wing County Sheriff Roy Wickland at Brainerd, who said he planned to compare them with a slug which killed Eugene Stolze. Stolze's body was found 23 miles northeast of Brainerd Sept. 23 1950. He was engraving departmen foreman.for the .Davenport, Iowa Times. Davis quoted the suicide's wife Willa, as saying Guin had boastec a few months ago that he had killed a man. When he cursed their children Tuesday she threatened to inform police of his boast Guin then shot himself, Davi said, leaving a note which said^ cari'frbeaf'to bring disgrace on those I love." At St. Paul, the Minnesota Crime Bureau said it requested the hair from Guin's head to compare it with hair found in Stolze's car which was found abandoned in a Duluth _parking lot several days after his disappearance. em districts of Syria had seized Aleppo, largest city in the coun- ry, and declared open rebellion under the leadership of Col. Mus- '.afa Hammoud. Calling Shishekiy "a tyrant, oppressor and slave of the imperialists," the broadcast said Hammoud had given the president an ultimatum to resign by Thursday night and leave the country within 24 hours, Not Arr«sf*d An official source insisted Naguib is not under formal arrest nor have any charges been placed against him. The Egyptian chief's ouster was announced following a heated session of the 11 young army officers making up the council that has ruled Egypt since the ouster of Farouk. ^ A council communique declared Naguib was suffering from "a psychological crisis 1 ' and reported unanimous acceptance of a resignation it said he had submitted Monday. : .Althougljithe council/ picked Nasr-' ser, who had served as Naguib's deputy premier, to take over the premiership, it left the presidency vacant. British diplomatic sources said it was too early" to speculate on what effect the changeover might have on British-Egyptian negotiations over the Suez Canal, a sore point in relations.- between - the two ·- cdu'n- tries, " · ! . ' . . . No Chans* 'There is no reason-to:suppose, lowever, that the'newvipremier. . . s any more or less anti-British han Gen. Naguifa," one source commented. In the Middle East the official action appeared generally to be ne of wait-and-see. Warren Confirmation to Be Before Solons Friday WASHINGTON (#--A 12-3 committee vote cleared the way Thursday for speedy Senate confirmation of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States. . Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican floor leader, said he planned to take President Eisenhower's nomination of Warren up in the Senate Friday. "I believe the Senate will give the chief justice an overwhelming vote of confidence," he added. The Republican former governor of California has been serving on the Supreme Court since last October'under an interim appointment . . Hl ? nominationi to succeed the late Fred M. Vinson in the nation's highest judicial office was submitted to the Senate for. confirmation '-on Jan. 11, but not until Wednesday did the Senate Judiciary Committee report it favorably. A judiciary subcommittee, afc Chairman Langer's (R-ND) direction, publicly aired 10 unevaluated and unsworn charges against Warren last week. The committee, by its vote Wednesday, rejected the charges, but before it did so it listened behind closed doors.for nearly three hours to testimony from Roderick J. Wil- Levant Swallows Formaldehyde, But Condition Is OK _ BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. LPt-Po lice rushed to the home of pianis Oscar Levant Thursday after they said he told a telephone operator he would be dead within 30 min utes. Levant, 47, was found in bed un able to talk coherently and was rushed to a hospital where hi stomach was pumped out, said Po lice Chief C. II. Anderson. The chief said. officers smelled formaldehyde in the musician's room and reported that in the hospital Levant said he had'taken two tea spoonsful of it. Levant's wife left home recently with the couple's children, Anderson said. Later at the hospital, officers quoted Levant as saying, "I was only trying to be dramatic." Hospital attendants said his condition, was not serious. On The Inside-Page Start. Fund Drive for Lake'; Band Shell | Begin Qualifying for State Music Contest ....,,...,,. tt son of Hollywood, Calif. Dep. Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers previously had testified that some of the charges against Warren came from Wilson. · Shortly after Wilson was called into the committee room, police iiere received a telegram from San Francisco police saying that a "felony warrant" had been issued for Wilson. Wilson was taken before Municipal Judge Andrew J, Howard Jr who ruled that a telegram was nsufficient evidence on which to order him held, He declined to i*. sue a fugitive warrant: and Wilson was released. . ., ; , · , DAIRY WATERLOO (UP)-Tne low* tate Dairy Assn.j'the policy male* ng group of the Iowa dairy Indus* ry, will hold its annual meeting here March 10.

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