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North. Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE " T H E N E W S P A F E R T H A T M A K I S A L L N O R T H I O W A N S N E I G H B O R S " BIIHOME iiiblTIQN VOL. L V I I I Associated Press aim Unlleci Press Full Lease Wires (Five Ceuls a Copy) One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W. EARL HALL Managing Editor A Battlewagon Goes Into Action "·TOWARD' Ihe close of last year ·*· I was privileged to be a guest on the USS Jowa on its first cruise following a year or,so in mothballs at San Francisco. The shakedown test was from San Pedro, Calif., to Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands. During Ihc cqursc of that experience I made Ihc acquaintance of Ihe Iowa skipper, Capl. W. R. Smedberg III, He became one of my favorite, people and that esli- male of him was and is shared by the 13 olher landlubbers who were my fellow-passengers on thai memorable jaunt. For almost a -week I lived with the 1,800 officers and men who made up the crew of this mightj battle-wagon: which Capt. Smed burg and Ihosc associalcd with bin- like to think of as a "super cruis er." "Our Iowa," he insisted, "wil do anything that a^cruiser can do --and do it both faster and ter." The claim sounded plausible at the time and it has been prcttj well borne out by its severa months of vigorous action in the waters off Korea, where the Iowa was bound at the time I had mj contacts with her. The Iowa, I should remind you, Is almost identical in size and design with her three sister ships, the Missouri, the New Jersey and the Wisconsin, all of which have now seen action off Korea. 50,000 Miles in a Year With great pride Capt. Smedbcrg has reported to me and my fellow lowans, in personal letters, aboul the performance of his ship. Mj last letter from him was in the nature of a swan song for he has completed his tour of duly on the Iowa and is moving on to another assignment -- and there's a hint thai it will be a destroyer this time. His successor, Capt. Joshua W. Cooper has taken over. "In the 11 months since the USS Iowa was reactivated," the skipper recalled, "we have steamed close to 50,000 miles and have fired more · 16-inch, projectiles at the enemy In Korea t h a n this ship fired during all of World War II at Japanese targets. "We have conducted 25 gun strikes against enemy industrial centers, strategic railroad points, main supply routes and supply concentrations. I n ' between these specific gun-strikes, we have spent long periods steaming off the front lines "supporting troops with accurale concentrated mobile batteries of this ship." Has 24 Mile Range When I was on the Iowa 1 learned t h a t the nine enormous guns were capable of propelling a projectile aboul the weight of one of our low-priced automobiles a distance of 2-1 miles. (The weight of the shells. I should a d d , was equivalent lo a low-priced car but the cost was more nearly that of a Cadillac.) MASON C I T Y , IOWA, MONDAY. AUGUST 25, 1952 Tills Paper Consists ot Two Sections-- Suction One Soviet No. 274 U.S. in Greatest P M ^TTTI^T A MITT rni T , -,,. . ,,.,, * (ilobt'-Oazclto iilioto liy Mussci- ·1ERMA1H-- Ihe car owned by Vmcent O'Donnell, 45, Mason City, rests in the ditch alter being struck by an auto driven by Valentine Perez, also of Mason City Still on the road is the machine of Kenneth J. Lee. 20, another Mason Cityan, which crashed into the scene ot the earlier wreck, shovinpr the Perez auto off the road and hitting three spectators according- to officers. The multiple accidents occurcd early Sunday morning at Manly 4 in Hospital After Five Vehicle Crash Four pet-sons, three of them Mason Cityans, still were hospitalized Monday after crashes involving' five vehicles at the south edge of Manly'early Sunday morning. A total of 11 persons were injured. Highway patrolmen said they were planning to f i l e charges against the driver of at least one of the autos involved. They said Kenneth J. * ~ Lee, 20. Mason City, crashed through, flares and officers direct ing traffic around the scene of ar earlier accident. Charges According to highway patrolmen charges against Lee would depcnc on the condition of flonald Dick inson, 21, 520 Van Burcn N.W., who was one of three pedestrians in- iured when the Lee car crasliec :hrough the flares. At Mercy Hospital in Mason Cilj Monday Dickinson's condition was described as "fair." He suffcrcc brolten ribs and other injuries anc was reportedly the most seriously "njured of the four. Highway p a t r o l m e n reconstructed this story of the accident: Four Killed By UNITED PRESS Four persons were killed in traffic accidents in Iowa during the week end. Dead are the four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nesteby, killed near Dubuque Sunday; Ray Densmore Jr., 18, Clinton, killed just outside the Clinton c i t y limits; Shirley Lampe, IS, Clinton, a passenger in the Densmore c a r ; Mrs. Lyle Olson, 25, Elgin, killed six miles north of Garnavillo. Because of the cost of those 1G inch projectiles, I ended my cruise on the fowa without ever h a v i n g seen one of the enormous guns fired, ft was an economy measure. And I was interested to learn thai that policy is still in effect. "Whereas in World War II this ship fired many nine-gun salvos in bombardments of the Japanese Islands at night, without any observation of results," Capt. Smed- bcrg noted in his letter, "Out here now we fire mostly single shots. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 2) * At 12:40 a. m. Sunday an auto driven by Vincent B. O'Donnell, Mason City, pulled out of the driveway to the Sunset I n n , at the junction of Highways 05 and fl. His a u t o was struck from the rear by one driven by Valentine Perez, also of Mason City. Both vehicles were southbound. There were three passengers in the O'Donnell auto, six in the Perez vehicle. Three persons in the O'Donnell car were injured and one in Ihe auto driven 'by Perez. The O'Donnell car was shoved into the ditch and the Percy, auto stayed on the road. About 75 minutes later, while of- j^ , ficcrs and others were clearing the wreckage from the road, the car driven by Lee crashed into Ihe scene. Three Bystanders The Lee car struck three by slanders including D i c k i n s o n , knocked the Perez car into the ditch, crashed into the ambulance of the Robert Bride Funeral Home at Manly and the auto of Manly's town m a r s h a l , Ivan Bolding. "1C M-JIS like playing shuffle board," said one bystander. A short time later an auto, sah to be traveling v e r y fast, twice went into the ditch to avoid missing the wreckers called to the scene. It also forced another cai off the road. Highway patrolmen had left the scene by that time, so no pursuit was made and the driver was not identified. Injury List- Here is a list of life injured as supplied by authorities: O'Donnell car--O'Donnell, leg in- j u r i e s ; M r s . W i l l i a m Urich, 4 3 , Clear Lake, head injuries; Alice Dahl, Clear Lake, head injuries; Mr. Urich, u n h u r t . Perez car--Joseph G. Parades Jr., 23, a Hampton soldier stationed at Camp McCoy, Wis., neck and face i n j u r i e s ; six others, including Perez, were not hurl. Lcc car--Lee, bruises; Sandra Smith, 15, Mason City, rib injures; Pauline W i s e , Mason City, wrist injuries; Curtis Burtncss, Mason City, another soldier also stationed at C a m p McCoy, face and nce injuries. Pedestrians or bystanders--Rcu- )en Cory, Mason C i t y , 18, G 2 2 - V a n Surcn S.W., head and leg lacerations; Terry Field, son of the oper- ilor of (he A v a l o n Inn at Manly, reportedly thrown -10 feet into a 'cnce, bruised arm and leg; Dicknson, multiple rib fractures. Parades, Miss Smilh, Cory and Labor Chief Soys Adlai Great Leader SPRINGFIELD (/n--Labor Chic Waller Reulher praised Gov. Ad lai Stevenson Monday as a man who would be a great leader ii Hie White House. But he said D wight D. Eisenhower didn't have the specialized training needed foi the job. And Farm Leader James Pat ton said he was convinced Stev enson would run as well in the farm belt as President Trumai did in 19'18 when the f a r m vote played an important role jn his victory. Wrong Training Tlculher insisted Eisenhower'.' military training h a d n ' t filled him for the presidency. "When yoi need a doctor," Reulher said "you don't call a plumber." The Democratic presidential nom inec braved the political wrath o Texas and olher slates with Tide lands riches in announcing he con currcd in President Truman's veto of a bill which would have given full title to off shore oil deposits to Ihe respective states. But he tempered his . statement Saturday by adding t h a t some 'equitable arrangement" could be "ound to.protect both slate and federal interests. He had comfort of support in this stand from his r u n n i n g mntc, Sen. John S p n r k m n n . o f Alabama. Supreme Court Gen. Eisenhower, Stevenson's Re niblican opponent, has said he would favor legislation giving the slate control over Tidewater o i l . Eisenhower also lias said "1 am Dickinson were hospitalized Monday. Dickinson's condition was 'air and the others "good." USS IOWA AND ITS EX-SK PPEU-Above is the ship, to the right is the skipper, dealt with at some length by the Globe-Gazette's editor, Earl Hall, in his "One Man's Opinion " reproduced in this issue. Capt. William R. Smcdbcrj? ITI has finished his tour of d u t y as the USS Jovva captain and is Chief of Staff, Destroyer Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet The 14.lowans who were with him on the Iowa's shakedown cruise following several months in mothballs (San Pedro to Pearl Harbor) have been extended an invitation to make their next voyage on a destroyer, no date or destination set. niic who obeys the Supreme Court.' The Supreme Court has ruled the 'cderal government has lillc to off shore deposits. * Sen. N/xon Blames Democratic Party for 'McCarthyism' WASHINGTON MV-Sen. Hichard \ixon s a i d M o n d a y t h a t "the vay to get rid of so-called 'McCarthyism' is to elect a new administration." And, he sairl, "f think 'McCarthyism' has been c r e a t e d ' b y . Truman. I believe it is the creature of T r u m a n . " The California Republican, his party's c a n d i d a t e for vice president, said t h a t the term "means a lot of different things to different people" and-To the extent that the A m e r i can people have been convinced t h a t so - called 'McCarthyism' m e a n s smear, u n f a i r charges, charges not based on fact, to t h a t extent whoever has to carry the McCarthy issue svill have a liability on its back." 2nd Child in Manly Family Has Polio Polio has struck a second child of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hyncs of M a n l y . Park Hospital at Mason City reported Monday that young Patricia Hyncs was taken lo Blank Memorial Hospital, DCS Molncs, Saturday for Ireatmcnt for polio. Last week, her brother, Robert, 4, also was taken to DCS Moines for t r e a t m e n t . * *: *· Legion Chief Hits Approach fb Honesty, War, Diplomacy Truman Asks Veterans to Present Facts NEW YORK Un-Donald R. Wilson, national commander of the American Legion, charged M o n d a j t h a t it is "an u n - A m e r i c a n ap proa'ch to the fuels" to call Ihc win in Korea a "police acliou." That is the term President Tru man applied to, the fighting there when it broke out in 1950. Wilson said Ihc nation has de vclopcc! a "new, sophisticated, su pcr-modern approach to honesty diplomacy arid world affairs." Opening Session Speaking at the opening session '. the Legion's 3lth a n n u a l con venlion, Wilson declared: "We have in less than 10 years talked ourselves into the posltioi oC an international dupe of fan Uislic proportions." He spoke shortly after reading a message from Truman urging the Legion to "put, all the fact) before Ihe people" in the presen political campaign. The Legion head declared tha Ihc country 'has lost the trulh o simplicity, become casual aboti honor in public office, and laughs at thrift and hard work. Credit for China " W e . h a v e gained lhe question able credit for the loss ot China,' he said. "We have gained lurmoi in Ihc Near and Far East, scorr at the conference table and a Vep illation f o r l e t t i n g espionage agents casually'"take" from us out most deadly a n d prized secrets with sickening regularity." '·Referring to the so-called "po lice action" in Korea, he said "the A m e r i c a n people have be come so baffled by this un-Amcr lean approach to the f a c t s , so amazed and emotionally deadoicc by one crisis after another, -so involved in whirling around Ihe world, lhat the war in Korea is no longer headline news." Nab County Attorney as Drunk Driver G A R N E R tffi-- Winncbajjfo County Attorney Ncls W. Branslad of Forest City has waived lo the Hancock County G r a n d J u r y on a charge of jpcraling a motor vehicle while in- oxicatcd. Two state highway patrolmen arrested firanstnd early S a t u r d a y and he was subsequently arraigned in justice cour). in Garner, "fc was released on bond. The arrest was m a d e by Patrolman I r w i n , Schrocrlor of Forest ity and Elmer Englc of Garner. Engle said the arrest was m a d e it about 12:15 a.m. S a t u r d a y w h e n he two patrolmen observed Bran- slad " d r i v i n g his car in an erralic n a n n e r " on Highway (i!) about a nile and a h a l f north of the j u n c - tion with Highway 18. SAME DATE--1951--365 DEATH PARTS OLDEST- TWINS--Mrs. Janet Goosey, 97, (left) died Saturday evening at a rest lioine at Hurt, separating- twins who are believed to he the oldest in the ."United States. Her sister,-Mrs. Jsiibellc Murray (rijjrit), lives at Lone Hock. Mrs. Goosey also leaves three sons. She had been a resident of. the 'Lone Rock community for many years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Garry· Funeral-'1 Lome in Bancroft. i Says Colls for Warning to Reds Delivers Speech to Legionnaires NEW YORK Itfl-Dwighl D. Eiscn- liower said Monday, that, because ot the Soviet nuisler-plan ot conquest, ."this nation lodiiy stands in greater peril than at any lime in our history." He called for a clear, strong warning lo the Russians from the American'government: "We must tell Ihc Soviets with cold finality t h a t never shall wo rest content until Ihe tidal mud ot aggressive Communism has receded within Its own borders." Written Text Eisenhower's remarks were continued in Ihc written text of a speech prepared for delivery to the American 'Legion National Convention. The general, a Legionnaire, flew to New York from Denver Sunday night, and the New York speech was designed to slop up his campaign as the Republican can- didale for the presidency. " Over-CriticaT Gen. Pick Defends Self Against Probe Charges WASHINGTON W--The Chief of! A r m y Engineers Mon day termed "over-critical" ;i scorching Senate report accus ing him and other top military men of confusion and waste in the h u r r y - u p building of U.S. air banes in North Africa. The committee urged SccreCary of the Army Face to "take appropriate a c t i o n" ¥ ---against LI. G e n . .Lewis A. n j. rt II *· Sports Bulletin Li. G e n. .Lewis A. Pick, the engineers' chief. Statement Pick got out a statement Monday saying "1 had no responsibil- ly in the determination of the Air Force requirements in North A f r i ca. Jt was not my responsibility to direct the. construction on a crash or rush program basis." The Armed Services Preparedness Investigation Subcommittee, leaded by Sen. Lyndon U. Johnson (D-Tox) made public its report S u n d a y . It said that Pick was responsible for the b u i l d i n g job which has cost t a x p a y e r s 220 mil- tons dollars and is expected even- iially to tola) more than double .hat a m o u n t . The Johnson committee report ·said there had been no effective check m a d e on frauds, kickbacks, theft and pilfering. It said, too, .hat ''large-scale loafing, drunkenness, and failure properly to attend o d u t y was r a m p a n t at least hroughout the initial stages of construction." Generalized Report In his statement, Pick said he had not yet seen copies of the report but t h a t "from the newspaper accounts, it would appear hat the .subcommittee has submitted a general i/ed report which appears to be over-critical." "It is," he said, "not u n u s u a l for ifinslruclors to experience some Icficiencics in a c c o m p l i s h i n g large m i l i t a r y 'construction projects un- lor extreme limits of time. This s w h a t happened in Morocco." Pick sairJ he had returned eight lays ago from an inspection of he North A f r i c a n bases and sub- m i t t e d a' report to Pace "which he committee a p p a r c n l l y has nut Flood Moves UN Truce Personnel PANMUNJOM, Korea UP -- A flash floor! rolling down the Sachoi River toward the Yellow Sea swamped Ihe most a t l v n n c United Nations c a m p inside the P a n n i u i i j n m neutral /one M o n d a y forcing U.N. personnel to move lo higher ground. NEW YORK W(--Viroil Trucks of the Detroit Tigers pitched his second no-hit, no-run of the season Monday in beating the New York Yankees 1-0. On May 15 Trucks pitched a no-hit, 1-0, victory over Washington. r-- All About- The Weaiher Mason City: Mostly fair and warm er Monday and Monday night P a r t l y cloudy and wanner Tuesday, cliancc ot thundershowcrs late Tuesday. Partly cloudy west a ml Iowa: south, fair northeast M o n d a y aft ernoon. Partly cioudy Tuesday Minnesota: Partly cloudy with scattered thunrlershowers Mon day night and Tuesday. "· Globe-Gazelle weather data up 8 a. rn. Monday: M a x i m u m 80 M i n i m u m · 50 At S a. in. (i2 YEAH AGO: to M a x i m u m M i n i m u m 7 Escape Cave "Prisons n MUOTATHAL, Switzerland '/Pi-'our weary underground explorers l u m b f o u n d e d their rain-stymied vould-be rescuers S u n d a y night by v a l k i n g unheralded a n d u n h a r m e d nit of Ihc sub-Alpine "Hell's Hole" caverns where high walcr had rapped them for 9'/i days. Later Monday, rescuers in the Jrcconshire Hills of Wales t u n - iclcd t h r o u g h nine feet of f a l l e n ock and pulled out two 17-year-old Boy Scouts and their injured scout- naster imprisoned 150 feet down n a cave Sunday. All three were ushed to a hospital and Ihc scoutmaster, hia legs crushed by the fall, was believed in a serious condition. They were the second and third groups caught in European caves Hell's Hole, Europe's iargcst''sys The explorers had been held prisoners n e a r here since Aug. IS this month. Four men were rcs- cucri from 1,153 feet down in the Pierre St. M a r t i n Abyss of the Pyrcnnes Mountains, near the French-Spanish border, a wcek'ago after a f i f t h man in their party fell 120 feet to his death. The explorers here--college Professor Alfred Bocgli, two 20-ycar- olds and a youth 18--calmly ale a supper of pork chops, rice and tomato salad afler Iheir relurn Sunday night, then left for their homes. ·djby water t h a t rose suddenly '·»;' 1 IC'lt't; Tlcilr* P.nrnnn'c- ]ii-rtnrl , tern of charted underground caverns. The rniartcl said Ihc walcr sank rapidly .Sunday, apparently unnoticed by the rescue team. The trapped party waded through the f a l l i n g pools and arrived at the caverns' m a i n entrance to find it barred hy an iron gate locked to keep out the curious. They left through another exit, bringing with them a rubber boat icft in the cavern by rescue workers. Identify low an HARRISBURG, Pa. UP -- ThY body of a man found between tracks of the P«rinsylv»nU Railroad near Millerstown Saturday night his been identified as t. N. Conklln, a Dei Moinet, Iowa, American Legion po»t command*,; er enroufe to the organization'* national-convention in New,York. State police said two companions aboard th« trajtvA. J. P»tfif and Virgil Beard, "both of Dei Moinet, would be questioned about Conklin'i disappearance from the train. He was fully clad except for trouier't. The speech was billed as nonpolitical, but it contained several passages lhat appeared lo refer, directly, to some of the charges Ihe Republicans are m a k i n g against the Truman administration. Eisenhower's aides said he had jecn working on the speech for norc than two weeks. They said 10 dielalcd the original draft, then revised it several times, without nucli help from any professional ;peech-wriler. Reds Not Ready While he emphasized Monday .he danger to the United Slates wsed by Ihe Soviet menace, Ei- ienhower said he does not believe he Russians arc ready, now, lo kick off a lliird world war. "We slill have time," he said, ind he outlined a program designed lo present counter-measures to the Soviet movement. They entailed: 1. Creating a security fore* with such offensive impact that he massive potential of their )lows will h a u n t the Kremlin witli nightmares of punishment to be isilcd on Russia should it violate lie peace." 2. "Greater co-operative unit/ vilh every nalion in Ihe free vorld that is prepared to stand vith us, work with us, build witli is, for the security of all of us." 3. A warning to Russia that th« Jnilcd States will "never recognize Ihe slightest permanence in Uissia's position in Eastern Eu- ope and Asia." With this, he coupled the dc- n a n d for a statement to the Krcm- in that the United States will not rest content until the tidal mud if aggressive Communism has rc- ictled within its own borders." In t h a t connection, Eisenhower aid the A m e r i c a n government hould notify Russia that "never halt we desist in our aid to every nan and woman of those shackled amis who seek refuge with us, who cops burning among his own pco- Ic the f l a m e of freedom, who is edicated to the liberation of his cllows.". He said these three steps arc 'immediate in their urgency." Threat Examination The speech was entirely devoted ',} an examination of the threat to he United States, how it, came bout, and Ihc methods used by ho Russians. In lhat framework, Eisenhower found the opportunity o touch on some points that have cen political arguments for the it Republicans. He spoke ot corruption in government with the words: "Let us bend ourselves to end orrupUon in public office, at every cycl of itovcrnment. la world

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