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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 " JO Worn/ SERVE! VOL. LX Associated Press and United Press Pull KCIIKC Wlrc.» (Seven Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1954 This P:ip?r Consists of Two Sections--Section One No. 121 Naguib Returned as Egypt President Economy Is Near Ike's 'Deadline' * Fresh Reports on Job Trends WASHINGTON l/n -- March, dcs Ignaled by President Eisenhower as an economic weather vane, was nt hand Saturday amid fresh reports of rising unemployment, and a new drop in farm prices. Eisenhower told a news conference 10 days ago that his administration would go into action if March failed to bring an anticipated upturn in the nation's eco- ·nomic activity. Administration spokesmen have insisted the country has been going through no more than a readjustment in the wake of the end of the Korean fighting. But some Demo Icrats h a v e contended the nation already is in a recession. Just Friday, the Senate-House Economic Committee said it is sure "any serious further recession can be avoided" but it advised "timely a n d courageous" steps to stir business investment and consumer spending. N«w System The committee, which has been studying t h e President's recent economic recommendations, suggested in an unprecedented unanimous report that the administration put off plans to replace the present farm program embodying rigid, high-level price supports for basic crops with a new support system based on flexible props. The 14 committee members, both Republican and Democratic senators and representatives, said the change might "actually place the f a r m family in a worse position" in the months to come "when the threat to our economic stability i so generally recognized." Underlining * this .statement, wa a new report by the -Agricultur Department which said Frida; night farm prices went down font tenths of bno per cent between mid-January and mid-February. N«w High At just about the same time, the Labor Department's Bureau o Employment Security announcec that joblessness among workers Claim Stevens Not to Resign Would Look 'Worse' If He Did So WASHINGTON 1,1-) - A ' source high in ..President Eisenhower's administration said Saturday Robert T. Stevens will continue as secretary of the Army, despite the criticism levelled at his conduct during hi.s (juarre) with Sen. Mc- This source, who declined to be emoted by name, said some of the administration's top advisers had counselled Stevens against taking )n McCarthy at a televised hear- «· The source said they were now satisfied t h a t , w h a t e v e r loss of prestige Stevens may have suf- "ered because of an agreement vidcly interpreted as a surrender, ic still would have been made to 'look worse" if the hearing had aken place. Some Republicans in Congress expressed confidence the row over Stevens' demands that A r m y witnesses be guaranteed against abu- would now die covered by unemployment insur ance rose to 2,178,400 in the week ended Feb. 13. This was the big gest total since February 1950 when it reached 2,333,900. Still another government rcpor Friday by the Labor ·Department 1 !, Bureau of Labor Statistics--said the cost of living crept upward last month to 115.2 per cent of the 1947 49 average, thus reaching the sec on.cl highest plane in history. T h e Congressional Economic Committee came out for a large part of the Eisenhower economic program, including proposals to broaden social security and uncm ployment compensation. Among its recommendations was one for a "flexible tax policy to meet the needs of economic sta biJity and growth." Big Boost Democrats in ,t?;c House and Senate have been plugging for a boost in the individual income tax exemption from $600 to as much as 5800 this year. They argue this is the quickest way to stimulate purchasing and, through this, production. But the administration has stood fast against this approach. It is willing to go only as far as a revision of existing tax laws which, It is estimated, would yield $1,300,000,000 in tax savings the first year. No change in major tax rates is involved. An increase in the income tax exemption to ?800 would cost the Treasury about 416 billions a year. r-AII About- The Weather City: Mostly fair, windy and little cooler. Iowa: Occasional snow and somewhat colder. Minnesota: Partly cloudy and colder. Globe-Gazette weather data up to · a . m . Saturday: Maximum 35 , Minimum 32 At 8 a.m. 32 Precipitation Trace YEAR:AGO: Maximum 41 Minimum 24 sive treatment down. No Problems McCarthy himself said Friday he did not feel he has any difficulties with the White House and that his differences with Stevens are over--"if he lives up to his agreement" to let McCarthy qucs lion Army personnel in invcstiga tions of the stormy case of Maj Irving Pcress. The duration of the prescn peace seemed Saturday to depem at least in part on the timing ant procedure of future probes by Me Carthy's Senate investigations sub committee. He has for the moment put asid_ the case of Pcress, whom he calli a "fifth amendment Communist' promoted and given an honorable discharge from the Army. Peress a New York dentist, has tcrmec McCarthy's charges "sheer mm sense." McCarthy, however, summoned two other Army men to a hearing Monday on a different matter. Not Resolved The. still unresolved issue be SEARCH FOR CLUES- AP Wireiiholo -Detective Chief Harry Gibbons of twecn Stevens and McCarthy is the Army secretary's contention that military personnel appearing be- f o r e McCarthy's subcommittee should be guaranteed against the kind of treatment he said was in flicted on a general. Stevens first refused and then gave permission for that general and another to appear as witnesses. The permission was expressed in a written memorandum that covered also other demands McCarthy had made and was generally interpreted as a surrender to the senator. Stevens reacted strongly against this interpretation and issued a statement intended to counteract it. Helped Write It The President helped write this s t a t e m e n t , the administration source said. McCarthy, who had charged that the statement contained "completely false" and "entirely untrue" language on two points, told a news conference Friday he had nothing to add to that. Six in Hospital After Collision GARNER--Six persons suffered n juries in a hcadon collision on the Forest City-Crystal Lake road nt 5:30 p.m. Friday. The injuries vcre described at the Forest City hospital Saturday as "serious but not critical." JVVillard Peck of Crystal Lake vas going cast two miles west of he Fox filling station when he collided hcadon with n car driven y E. C. Rowland of Forest City. Vilh Howiand was his wife, and vith Peck were his wife and .Mr. ind Mrs. Kermit Dclgcr of Crystal '..ake. · All were taken to the hospital offering from shock, bruises nnd multiple fractures. .Sheriff L. M. Browcr investigated. WHO'S SORRY NOW? CHARLOTTE, N. C. (UP)-Em- )loycs of n finance company quick- f recognized n gunman who robbed hem of $842 Friday. He had been efuscd a loan 30 minutes earlier iccausc he could not furnish suit- ,blc references. -- -- -- - - · « -v^ * * » . _ * , -ii-iiii i y_i i *,/ IJU.I IO \J L bioux City questions Maurice Walsh (right) concerning a suit bought recently by David Keegan, who is sought in the robbery-slaying of a Moridamin farmer. Walsh and Harold Henderson are being held in connection with the incident. Keegan Linked to Murder of Farmer LOGAN l/n -- Searchycontinue^ Saturday for David D. Kcegari' 34, third member of the trio of Sioux City bartenders charged with murder in the robbery slaying of William Edwards, 51, Mondamin farmer. Two others, Harold G. Henderson, 36, and Maurice D. Moody Walsh, 39, were being held'without bond in the Harrison County jail at Logan. Henderson was bound over to the grand jury when he waived preliminary hearing before Justice of Peace E. S. Black at Logan late Friday. The arraignment occurrec about two hours after funeral serv Syrians Want Pro-Shishekly Elements Out DAMASCUS, Syria W--The Alep- 50 military command, which ·breed President Gen Adib Shisbek- y into exile, called on the rest of .he army in a demonstration Sat- irday to clean out this last strong- loid of the little dictator's backers. Planes from Aleppo, the northern commercial center that is Syria's argest city, showered clown pamphlets as thousands of demonstra- ors supporting the rebels swarmed Jirough the bazars demanding a purge of pro-Shishekly elements in parliament. The airborne pamphlets urged he army to ignore any pressure jxcrtcd by what it called '-'a small number of officers of the mechan- zcd unit" still supporting Shishck- y"We appeal to all officers, sub officers'and privates of the army o maintain unity," the pamphlets said, "and prove to the world that t never has and never will act against its own nation." There were demands for the resignation of interim President Maahmouh EL Kuzbari, who was peakcr of (he house in Shishckfy's administration. Kuzbari, t h e speaker of the louse, took over as president in utomatic succession under the provisions of the constitution adopted n Shishekly's reign as a strong man. He said he would hold the sfficc until a new president could DC chosen in a constitutional clcc- ion sometime in the next two months. Shishckly is exiling himself in audi Arabia, a sister state of 'yrin in the eight-nation Moslem ices\vere held for Edwards a nearby Missouri Valley. Walsh asked a delay in his ar raignment until his Sioux City law ycr, Bernard Brown, could be pres ent. The arraignment was then sc for Monday. Russell McKay, Harrison Count attorney, said he probably would convene the grand jury March 8. The FBI, which has issued ; federal murder warrant agains. Keegan, is'heading up the search for him. The FBI warns that Kee gan should be considered "armed and dangerous." Said Leader Keegan has been tabbed as the leader of the holdup trio. Officials say he may have a broken arm inflicted when Edwards swung stove poker in defying bandit orders that he open his safe. Edwards was fatally shot in the al tercation. Sioux City Detective Capt. Harry Gibbons said Henderson signed a statement admitting he took parl in the robbery with Keegan anc Walsh. He is quoted as saying Keegan had the gun when Keegan and Walsh entered the room where Edwards was but denies knowing who fired the shots. Walsh, however, has steadfast!} denied he was at the Edwards farm home. He said he knew Henderson and Keegan "in an ordinary way" but refused to answer any questions put to him by authorities Men Released Three other Sioux City men who had been questioned in the case were released Friday. But all were subpoenaed to appear before the Harrison County grand jury when it convenes March 8. . · . They were identified by Gibbons as Howard M. Henderson, 37, a brother of Harold; Robert R. Daseke, 25,"a relative of the Hendersons, and James F. Gray, 55, operator of the New Oxford Hotel in Sioux City. ;The three men, who wore stocking masks during the robbery, tied up Miss Florence Edwards, 57, sister of the slain man, and locked Edwards' cousin, Mrs. Mattie Myers, 62, in a closet before hauling away the safe. SAME DATE--1953--55 (WHITE FLAG M K A N S NO' TRAFFIC DEATH lit. VAST XI HOURS) No Trace of Airliner in Dakota Hills R A P I D CITY, S. D. (UP)-Air ( Force planes and privately-owned)I light planes searched the snowy Black Hills Saturday for a Convair which disappeared in a storm with nine persons aboard. Paratroopers were aboard (he Air Force craft, and weather prospects favored the search. The skies .verc clear and there was little wind. A light snow fell during the night, however. Search m i s s i o n headquarters were set up here overnight by Capt. Scott Johnson after he made a hazardous flight from Lowry Air Force Base at Denver, Colo., regional air rescue headquarters. Another SA16 search plane left Lowry early Saturday to join Johnson in the search for the missing Western Airlines Convair. Weathered In Johnson's plane sighted nothing during the flight to Rapid City. He had paratroopers and high-intensity flares aboard in case the missing plane was spotted. The 40-passenger Convair, flying from Los Angeles to Minneapolis, carried six passengers and a crew of three. It was supposed to land at Casper,'Wyo., Friday, but the AP Wirepholo HOME AGAIN -- Cpl., Claude Bafchelor of Kermit, Tex. is interviewed by reporters upon his a r r i v a l at McClellan Air B a s e near Sacramento on a flight from Japan. Batchelor was one of 21 Americans who chose to remain with the Reds in Korea, fhen changed his mind. Nasser Again to Be Vice Premier CAIRO, Egypt i.4i--Gen. Mohamed Naguib returned to power as president of Egypt Saturday. Screaming crowds massed outside his home shouting: "God save Naguib. We will not accept any other president." An army officer from the headquarters of Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser had just announced that Naguib was being restored to the presidency and that Nasser will be his prime minister. Guards controlled the crowds around Naguib's home, where he had been under house arrest .since he was ousted Thursday morning. But he appeared on the terrace, grinning and wearing pajamas and a loud bathrobe. Above the house fluttered a red, white and black flag inscribed "God save Naguib." It was taken down just after his prc-dawn deposi- *tion Thursday by Nasser, t;ien vice premier. A spokesman at army headquarters earlier had foreshadowed the swift change in events. Naguib will return as chief of state, the spokesman continued, "and everything will be as it was before." Naguib seized power in Egypt with the aid of the army in July 1952 and forced the abdi- airport was weathered in and the pilot, Capt. M. Ray Cawley of Bountiful, Utah to Rapid City. The Convair made elected to fly on a routine radio contact over Wight Corner, 80 miles northeast of Casper, where commercial airliners make a 45 degree turn and head for Rapic City. Il-was'no't'heardWom again Crew Members The crew was identified as Capt M. Ray. Cawley, 39, of Bountiful Utah, pilot, married and the father of four children; First Officer Robert E. Crowther, 35, of Salt Lake City, co-pilot; and Stewardess Mary Reagan, 29, of Salt Lake City. The passengers were Henry E. Martinez, Monrovia, Calif.; Mrs. Sophie Radjenovich, Buhl, Minn., who boarded the plane at Las Vegas; Vincent Anderson of Stur;is, S. D., and three Western Air anes employes traveling on passes, one of whom was Jeannelte Schultz of Fairfax, Minn. Eisenhower won a major victory in' the Senate's vote Friday nigh killing proposals to amend Consti tution to limit treaty powers. The vote was 60-31, one fewe than the required two-thirds p those balloting. The proposal lha lost~ was one by Sen. 'George' (D Ga) which had emerged as th final of several versions the Senate has been debating since Jan. 20 The President has said he has no objection to an amendment lha would declare no treaty or interna .ional agreement could override the Constitution, but he has opposec various specific proposals he said unduly restricted the executive's right to handle foreign affairs. F i n a l Vote In the final vote, 31 senators Junior Entry Judged Best at Albert Lea ALBERT LEA--A junior entry, a 220 pound purebred Yorkshire owned by Odean Jerdee, Hayward, Minn., won the grand championship Saturday in the Minnesota Stale Spring Barrow Show. Jerdee also took the reserve championship with his pen of three averaging 216 pounds. Bob Faint, Havelock, Iowa, had the reserve champion individual entry, a 210 pound purebred Berkshire. The grand champion pen of .hree was shown by Verc Thurs:on, Medelia, Minn. They were Yorkshire crossbreds. Allan Johnson, Northwood, was the only lowan in the top eight awards for the iunior show. His Yorkshire-Hampshire cross ranked second in the junior heavyweight ndividual judging. Paul J. Huinker, Ridgcway, scored heavily with his purebrcc ;oland Chinas in the senior class es. He took first in heavyweight nnd lightweight pens of purebred; and "second among lightweight in dividuals. Walter Heold, Rolfe ook first in heavyweight pen oi grades. Brown and Brown, Hampton, had he top heavyweight purebred individual, and Mrs. Carl Johnson, "orest City, second in heavyweight Ike Won Major Victory in Treaty Ballot BY JACK BELL Auto Output Sags Heavily 50,000 Units in Back of '53 Pace .cation of King Farouk. He had DETROIT L5V-Reflecting a sharp been regarded as Egypt's "strong decline in new duction during car demand, this year's pro- first two months sagged heavily in most of the auto industry's plants. In round figures this year's United States output of 900,000 cars is 50,000 below the volume of January and February of 1953. Hardest hit, the figures show, were the four Chrysler Divisions and five of the so-called "Independents." Chrysler's approximately 116,000 man" from that day, until this week. Naguib was ousted and placed in virtual house arrest Thursday after the ruling Army Council charged he was trying to become a dictator. On Outbreak Saturday's sudden turn of events came near the end of a day marked by an outbreak of conflicting loyalties within the Army. The first car assemblies so far this year indication that something was astir are noarlv 1fl?ftOn hnVlinrT IVin *rvrrv_ nnmn irv o T-.i-lirx K*-n^rln« c-*- O ~ t . . » are nearly 102,000 behind the comparable 1953 period. And the "In- WASHINGTON IJPI -- President dependents" which built about 105,000 cars in January-February last year have turned out only about 47,000 so far in 1954. high, level operations. Running contrary- to the industry's 'trend Ford has built slightly more than 300,000 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury passenger., cars so far this year compared with about 199,000 in the comparable 1953 period. General Motors total of 436,000 cars to date this year tops its last 'ear's volume, for the same period jy a little more than 6,000 cars. S E C R E T A R Y HONORED WASHINGTON, D.C. Wl -- Cy! 'arr, secretary to Sen. Gillette five senators of recorded on the balked the will of GO, just as ,, minority may do on the ratification of treaties. Only he 9G were not ·oil call. George's proposal -- which the ienate had favored previously by i preliminary 61-30 vote -- would have done more than nullify provisions of treaties and other inter- lational agreements which conflict vith the" Constitution. One Objection The President objected that one iart of the George proposal -- equiring congressional approval before international agreements could become effective as domes- ic law--would have impinged upon lis war powers and his authority o deal with diplomats of other nations. These agreements are made by the President or his rep- esentatives without having to be atified by the Senate, as treaties arc. The margin of one "no" vote, .implied dramatically at the last minute by Sen. Kilgore (D-W Va), apparently means there will be no amendment at all, although" it is cchnically possible to reconsider he vote. D-Iowa) lent of This year's January-February output lag would, be more pro nounced but for Ford's continued came in a radio broadcast Saturday morning warning that all disorder would be severely crushed. There was no hint in this broadcast as to the source from which the disorder might come. The split had been confirmed by Capt. Fuad Nasr, staff officer in has been elected presi- the Senate Secretaries --AP Wirephofi DEATH CROSS--This fragment of fuselage wall balanced in rhe semblance of a cross more than 100 yards from the wreckage of a 'Flying Boxcar' in which four crewmen died at Huntingdon, Tenn. ;rade individual Cliff Catrnes, show manager, did the senior show was the larg- st in history but total numbers of ogs was down somewhat because tie show was three weeks earlier ban usual so that many of the uniors 1 hogs were ioo young and oo light to compete. LABOR DISPUTE NEW YORK !(UP)-A labor dis- ute between longshoremen and ruck drivers crippled operations n the New Ycrk - New Jersey valerfront Saturday. 'Boxcar' Explodes as Pilots 'Buzz' Homes HUNTfNGTON, Tcnn. Wi -- An Air Force "flying boxcar" exploded Friday while its pilot was carrying out a hometown tradition of buzzing the courthouse and the crew of four died in the crash. The twin-engine C119,- on routine flight from Lawson Air Force Base at Ft. Bcnning, Ga., blew up directly over the courthouse on its second -thunderous tree-top level pass over town. Burning wreckarge gasoline sprayed and bits of a four-block area.before the big plane smashed nto a field at the edge of town where Homer DeMoss and Freeman Taylor were plowing a garden. . Both men, splashed by fiery gas, eaped into a nearby creek. The wo terrified mules, trailing flame, ran wild down a highway. The dead pilot was identified as Lt. Jack Jenkins Jr., 24, son of Mrs. Mnbel Jenkins of Huntingdon, well known here before he joined the Air Force in 1951. The others: 2nd Lt. J. C. Pcachey, 26, of near Prescott] Ark.; Airman David A. Probus, 24, of Hammond, Ind.; and Airman Franklin D. Levy, 24, Lake Arthur, charge o£ the revolutionary council headquarters. "Col..Nasser is'ia full control of the situation all over .Egypt," he said. "Later Saturday everything will be clear," .·'.· -J|:., Under the compromise agreement, Naguib will come back only as president. He will relinquish his old secondary title of prime minister to Nasser, the man who engineered his overthrow two days ago. Warning Given The ruling revolutionary council holed up at the main army headquarters barracks at suburban Ab- bassia-setting tanks, fields guns and automatic riflemen on guard-and broadcast the warning: "Any disturbances or disorder will be severely crushed." The urgent air of the military proceedings suggested the n e w premier, Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser, and the 10 young officers who sit with him on the council, had discovered a plot in behalf o£ Naguib, the modest, conservative executive they dropped Thursday as their figurehead on the ground he was seeking dictatorial powers. McCarthy Ponders Stump in Iowa Against Gillette WASHINGTON W --Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) may come to Iowa this fall to take the stump against the re-election bid of Sen. Gillette (D-Iowa). A spokesman in GOP national headquarters here expressed the view that McCarthy would be an effective force in the effort to replace Gillette with a Republican. McCarthy himself said he would enjoy campaigning against Gillette. Gillette headed a Senate subcommittee which began a probe of McCarthy's record in 1951. Gillette later quit the subcommittee. La. Residents said since World War II it had been tradition for pilots From Huntingdon to buzz the courthouse if they, ever got within IOC miles of the town. ;,. , . J. If. Williams, "justicp of the pqace, said the pilot definitely was "buzzing." Mayor-R;' M. Murrd said "we're lucky the,whole town wasn't ripped wide open." Forest City Soldier Confirmed as Dead WASHINGTON (UP) -- T h e Department of the Army announced Saturday that a determination- 6£ death has been made in the case of Pfc. James Harold Smith, son of Harold S. Smith of Forest City, Iowa. He had been missing in action in Korea more than one year. Cash Taken in Theft From Clarion Store . CLARION (UP)-Robbers broke into the Campbell Food Market here Friday and escaped with $50 cash, five cartons of cigaret* and two.bams. Deputies reported that the front door and a basement wla- dow had been jimmied.

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