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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 I O W A N S N E I G H B O R S " HOME EDITION VOL. L V t l t Associated Pres» and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five CenU » Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, F R I D A Y , AUGUST W, 19S7 Ttili l'»p»r ContUU ol Two S«ctlon»--Section One No. 27S Soldier Nearing Ocean Pick-Up SALEM, Mass. IIP)--A heartbroken Air Force sergeant, taken off a troop transport far at sea, flew westward'to his critically-injured wife and polio-stricken daughter Friday --unaware that polio already had taken the life of his young son. Red-eyed and covered with salt-spray, T-Sgt. Charles R. Buggy, 28, Winnebago, Neb., was landed here by a Coast Iowa's Polio Attack Worst in Midwest Gua'rd patrol bomber which* had taken him off the New York bound Navy transport Alexander Patch nearly 800 miles at sea at dawn Friday. . Last Flight- Soon after his arrival, Buggy boarded a B-25 which had been flown to nearby Beverly Airport from Washington and took off on the last leg of his journey. First Lt. John Lalone of Boiling Field, Washington, pilot of the B-25, said he would make only one stop--at Chicago to refuel--and should arrive at Sioux City, la., late Friday afternoon. There, Buggy's wife and daughter, Kathleen, (5, are hospitalized, the former with a broken back, the latter with polio. Buggy v/as bowed with grief as Coast Guard officers put him into a station^ wagon that took him the few miles to Beverly. Airport. Chatting with a United. Press correspondent at the airport, Buggy showed he had not been told of his son's death Tuesday. "I have a 6-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son,"-he said, "and they tell me they both have polio." Buggy said the last time he saw them and his third child, a 13- month-old d a u g h t e r, was last Christmas when he had his embarkation leave. All in Good Health "They were all in good health x when I left," he said, sadly. Buggy said, "f appreciate very much all the Air Force and Coast Guard have done la get me home." Though he knew his wife had been hospitalized, he did not learn Illinois Second in Case Numbers DES. MOINES Mt--Poliomyelitis is striking at Iowa harder this year t h a n - a t any-of its bordering states. A survey by midwest Associated Press bureaus disclosed Friday that more -populous Illinois ranked second to Iowa in number of cases and Minnesota second in the number of fatalities. 1,229 Cases Iowa's cases reached 1,229 this week compared to 1,399 for all of the record Iowa polio incidence year of 1950. Iowa polio deaths reached 70 compared to 90, the high, for all of 1949. Nebraska, with 658 cases reported by Aug. 25, was running up a total higher than in its previous peak year for cases, 1948. In that year 219 cases were reported by the same date. Illinois had 1,038 cases by last Planes Crush Commie City in AAightiest Raid AI J WIrrplialo SMILING AND WALKING--Screen Actress Phyllis Thaxter smiles as she walks with her nurse before leaving a Portland, Me., hospital where she has been confined by polio. Miss Thaxter had no accompanying paralysis and plans to resume her screen career in mid-September. U. S. Lawyer /mp/fes Miller "Got Rid" of Two Witnesses Probe Into Justice Dept. Bares Facts until. Thursday that befell his about the children. tragedy The Army apparently withheld news until arrangements were made to take hini off the transport carrying him from Bremerhaven, Germany, to New York. The first attempt to remove Buggy from the vessel failed Thursday when an Air Force plane landed safely but then collided with a lifeboat, injuring two men and danv aging its propeller. Red Party Paper Bitterly Attacks Ike's Legion Talk MOSCOW (UP)--The Communist Party newspaper Pravda in a bitter attack against Dwight D. Eisenhower, said Friday his recent speech to the American Legion implied war. In a two column front page editorial, Pravda used probably the most vitriolic language it ever has directed against an American presidential candidate or politician. The editorial was titled "Eisenhower Ls Preparing to March." The fact that Pravda devoted two columns of its front page--a .space usually reserved for the most important parly and state pronouncements -- indicated the grave view taken here. The Russians apparently regard Eisenhower's speech as an actual statement of American foreign policy iC Eisenhower is elected--not making allowance for electioneering exaggerations/The Soviets feel it will be a war against Russia to establish new regimes in East Europe and China. Pravda said Eisenhower's address to the Legion in New York earned him "the name of the most energetic propagandist of hate, contempt, and hostility of the American aggressors and war mongers." Saturday, latest date for which figures were .obtainable. Polio deaths are riot officially recorded on a current basis by the Illinois Health department. Minnesota's polio deaths this year number 4G and its cases aggregate 813.* : . · States . ·:, ...:\Z- In most of the cluster of states around Iowa--Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Illinois--this year's incidence of polio is considerably under peak years. Nebraska may be an exception. The peak year for Missouri was 1949 when it had 133 deaths and 1,310 cases and Illinois with 1,4!)9 cases. South Dakota's worst year was 1948 with 890 cases and 111 deaths. Nebraska had 717 cases, its highest number, in 1948. Its highest number of deaths came in 194G with 52. Minnesota had 1,663 On Civil Rights- Lodge Accuses Adlai of Insincere Promise WASHINGTON Wl -- A Justice Department, attorney testified Friday that one reason the government never prosecuted a war fraud charge agninst Norman E. Miller ajul Associates, Inc., of Detroit, was because "so many of the witnesses dropped out of the picture." Franklin Knock, who gave that explanation to a House investigating committee, said he believed Norman E. Miller--who headed the Detroit concern--was responsible for "difficulties" in which s e v e r a l government witnesses found themselves. Insane Asylum One witness went to an insane asylum for a time and another came under a bigamy charge, Knock related. Knock was before a House Jii: diclary Subcommittee which is making a general inquiry into the operations of the Justice Department. Preliminary to his testimony', Robert A. Collier, committee counsel, asserted that staff investigations indicated the Justice Depnrl- NEW YORK.!IP1--Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, a top Eisenhower campaign advisor, Friday accused .Gtov. Adlai E. Stfevenson of "insincere double talk',Lof-'-the subject of civil rights and Senate'filibusters: , Stevenson in two New York speeches Thursday night pledged that if elected he would use the power of his office to help break Senate fill-'" cases and 124 deaths the year for its heaviest toll. same Arrest Suspect in Bank Robbery MINNEAPOLIS ( U P ) -- FBI agents Friday arrested a suspect in the Aug. 18 robbery of the Citizens Slate Bank at Watcrville, Minn. Agents said they have in custody Edward McCormick, 27. He was arrested early Friday morning in a hotel here. Authorities said McCormick had ?2,370 in his hotel room and $226 in his automobile. busters which have traditionally been used against civil rights legislation. High Tribute At the same time, Stevenson paid high tribute to his vice presidential running mate, Sen. John J. Sparkman of Alabama. Lodge recalled that Sparkman has been one of the Southern Democrats consistently opposed to civil rights legislation who have anclcd together to use the fili juslcr against such bills. 'If I ever heard a piece of in sincere double t a l k , that was i f , ' Lodge said. When Governor Stevenson talks about ending Senate filibusters, against the record of Democratic control of the Senate and its Rules Committee during the last four years, 1 think he is the one in this c a m p a i g n with a split person ality," he said. Lodge said he pointed out to the general that if the Republicans Three witnesses of the holdup win control of the Senate this time have identified McCormick as holdup m a n . come c h a i r m a n of the Rules Com- nittee 1 . Will Get Action "I can guarantee we will get an mti-fiiibusler bill out oC coinmit- ee and on the calendar within a nonth," he said. "I can guarantee it will get action." Lodge's press conference ap- jeared to strike the first blow jack at Stevenson's free-swinging campaign opening. Eisenhower backers had adopted u "let him go, our turn is coming" attitude toward the taunts Stevenson has flung their way in a two- day scries of speeches here. Tax Cases WASHINGTON (« -- The first six compromise tax cast* examined by reporters, under a" new Bureau of Infernal Revenue pot- icy disclosed Friday the government has accepted settlements totaling $1,443,205 l*ss than original assessments. DOUBTS "FAITH" CAN HEAL-- Baptist Pastor Dr.'Dallas Billirigton .(right), who declares he is a firm-believer in Divine healing but not in faith healers, hna offered traveling evangelist Kathryn Kuhlrmvn (left) $5,000 if she can prove that her prayers have healed anyone. Mias Kuhrntun of Pittsburgh, Pa., has taken* up the Akron, 0., pastor's challenge and asked Dr. Billingtoh to put his $5,000 in escrow and name terms of the test and an impartial board to decide. mcnt had been "most dilatory" in some prosecutions and cited the Miller firm's case as a "typical example." Collier said Miller was indicted in 1944 on six counts alleging fraud, involving $14,000, but was never prosecuted and the indictment finally was dropped by the Justice Department in 1950 on grounds that the case had become 'enfeebled with age." Voluminous File With Knock in the witness chair, documents Death of lowan Still Mystery NEW YORK Ml--Authorities were puzzled Friday whether attractive Mrs. Jeanne Brown, found dead in her .Bronx apartment Thursday with her throat slashed, was a murder v i c t i m , a suicide or died by accident. The body of Mrs. Brown, 30, for- a voluminous DCS Moine.s, housecoat. was found Attacks Termites' in Government GRAND RAPIDS, Mich WV-John Foster Dulles Friday attacked "termites" in government and de clared a greater measure of pa t'riotism is needed among 111 in authority as "we look into the awful abyss of atomic and hydrogen war." In a speech prepared for the national convention of AMVETS, the Republican Party foreign policy adviser declared: "Termites can destroy the noble edifice t h a t our forebears built. They must be rooted out, and the loyalty which qualifies their successors must be something more positive than the negative virtue of act 5 being a known member of the Communist Party." and he wins re-election cluisctls he automatically PERSONAL SERVICE--The teachers who were to visit the Mason City Municipal Airport Friday in connection with Business-Education Day got personal service from his honor, Mayor Howard Bruce. Assisting- is City Engineer Clifford Hamblin, left. The 2GO public and parochial school teachers of the city were guests of 21 Mason City businesses through the day in order to become acquainted with their activities. (OTHER PICTURES PAGES 3 AND J l ) file of came into the record. These disclosed: 3. That. Miller had a record of a robbery conviction in Davenport, la. 2. That Tom C. Clnrk, now a Supreme Court Justice, had considerable correspondence with attorneys for Miller. One letter thanked Clark for withdrawing one prosecutor in the case and .substituting a n o t h e r. However, Knock said the .substitution was never mnde. At the time, Clark headed the Justice Department's c r i m i n a l division, tie Inter became attorney general before President Truman elevated him to the Supreme Court. Miller was not present for the Tearing. Daniel G. Kennedy, associate committee counsel, told reporter that. Miller could not located to be advised of the icaring. Kennedy said Miller was reported to be "somewhere in Florida." Time Sheets Knock told the committee lhat Miller changed attorneys frequently after he was indicted. The charge of $14,000 f r a u d was base'd on alleged padding of t i m e sheets. Relating the "difficulties" of government witnesses, Knock testified that Miller was credited with having one of. the witnesses who testified agninst him before the grand jury charged and convicted of bigamy. Knock said another witness-who was regarded as a ness by the prosecution -- left DC troit and went to the upper pen in sula of Michigan where inter he was arrested for c a r r y i n g concealed weapons. He said it was this witness who finally was sent, for a short time, to an insane asylum. Miss Knhlmun is the evangelist who married Burroughs A/ VVnl- trip, builder of Radio ' CKnpcl in Mnson City. He previously had seen divorced at Oskaloosa from ifs first wife who received custody of two sons. Miss Kuhlman ?nct Mr. Waltrip licre while on a tour, from : her revival headquarters in Denver, They were married after she had mude several preaching visits to Mason City. " · . . . ' . ' · After leaving Mason City together, the couple was not beard of u n t U ' i n q u i r i e s were received by the Globc-Ga/elte from Ohio and Pennsylvania newspapers w h o were investigating Miss K u h l m u n . Mr. Waltrip's present whereabouts are not known. 548 Mason City Man Reports Shooting on Highway 78 Lylc . E. Seliwcitfor, HO, of Van Burcn S.W.,, reported to the Cerro Gordo County sheriff's office Thursday evening that he was shot at about %-Ar o'clock while driving with his wife, M i r i a m , cast of Norn Springs on Highway 18. Schwcigcr d i s p l a y e d powder hums on his left arm. lie said that he was driving towards Mason City ifter leaving Rudd when a car, raveling west, pulled abreast with )is car, Schweiger said that he heard a "loud pop" and felt some ain just as the two cars passed. Neither the Schweigers nor sher- ff's deputies could find any trace of a bullet inside or outside of the car. Schwcigcr said it was raining at the time and that it was quite difficult to see the occupants ol the car. Mrs. Schwcigcr thought it was a slick of dynamite going off" when the two cars sped past each other. The Floyd County sheriff's office is investigating since the incidenl look place in that county. Oh Yes, They Will Plow at ' / ' , ' r t , -v."'' J ' ' , 1 Kasson Too KASSON - DODGE CENTER, Minn. Iff)--They're going to be doing some pldwing, too, at the National Plowing Contest Sept. 6. The site of the big farm 1 event shapes up as a major political arena where Gen. DwightD. Eisenhower and Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson w i l l , m o u n t a plank platform and expound farm views, Political Hoopla But officials of the contest, formally known as National Soil Conservation Day and Plow Matches, stress that the political hoopla won't deter their efforts to put on an cycrit aimed at improving farming practices. The affair is sponsored by a corporation made up of seven Southeastern -Minnesota soil conservation districts. It will be held on six:farms between Kasson and Jodgo Center. Rochester, home of he famed Mayo Clinic, is about 17 miles to the cast. Two Division! There will be two divisions to the plow matches--contour on hilly and and level-land^ Plowmen from about 15 slates hnve entered. Among the 'entrants is 80-ycnr- old J. H. Thomas oC Reserve, Kan., vho won the England-Wales plow ng contest with horscs'whcn he vas 21, 4 Nations Participate in Strike Warn Civilians to Flee Capital SEOUL, Korea (TJP)-Aliied war pinncs from f6ur nations joined in- x a huge aerial' armada Friday 'to blast the North Korean capital ( o f ' Pyongyang with bombs,,'bullet's and napalm in the heaviest' air assault of the Korean War. Three waves-oC planes flow over Iho battered capital ( in the;fifth major attack this month on 'the nerve center of Communist Korea. The attacks were preceded / b y a Radio Seoul alert to civilians warn-, ing them to Jlce. ( Surpasses · - '· The raid, surpassed the previous record assnitU on Pyongyang July' II when 1,200 sorties were,flown'hi attacks on the capital and.the Sari- won-Pyongyang supply route. ^ ^ Protecting 'American ,· Sabrejets shot down one/'RedyMIG-15^and damaged two other! Russian-built enemy fighters which, tried dcsper^-', alely to'prevent ( thc Allied planes rom completing 'their deadly mis;, sion - . ^"0 Hk ., K'oV' Planes from the-American, Aus-. .ralian, South Korean and South African Air Force, together ·· wlth'^ aomc'200 planes 'from three American carriers^ joined to batter Py-/, ongyang. , , r , - ./,,, '. Nearly every' 5th' Air - Force fighter-bomber \yas ordered to part in the ' ·"7V ^..y., ^rsr "wave ' flew, 'over target at 10 a.mV'.THp seconc at 2 p.m. and 'the'third.at'e.p.m KOREAN CASUALTIES WASHINGTON MV-The Defense key wit- Department Friday identified 223 casualties of the Korean War. M O R E T A X E S DES MOTNES tfft -- T h e slate Treasurer's office reports t h a t Iowa gasoline lax collection?; arc running nearly two million dollars higher than last year. SAME DATE-1951-- 373 rBlaek means ir*rrto 2\ konri M. L. Mason, special events chairman for Democrats in Ccrro lordo County, Friday urged party members to attend the Sept. 6 speeches at Kasson. He said, however, that no automobile caravan was being formed for safety reasons. , Screening [Sabrejets 'and ^Austra- liah Meteorjels acted as'a barrier to keep" enemy 'fighters' ^'onC^he other side of, the Chpngchbnif River' north of Pyongyang; The destroyed and dam aged, claims .were the first in seven days. , ·' ·"' First Lt. ,'Charles A'. Gabriel, Oxford, N.C,,shot dowa qne.lyIIG,out of eight Intercepted *by°his,flight o£ four Sabres.,,' , ' , ' , , , The first wave of planes dropped 1,000 and 500-pound, bombs. ,. Returning .Allied pilots ^reported ·. Communist anti-aircraft fire'was heavy, probably because'the"Allies notified the 'enemy ahead of time they were on the way v j- ,' '. The first two waves "dropped 340 tons of bombs and fired 32,000 rounds of ammunition on 40 pre- selected targets. 'We really blew hell out of a» amo dump, headquarters and supply dump," said Reconnaissance Pilot 1st Lt. Kenneth. T. Blank, Franklin, Neb. "The fighter-bombers really did a bang-up job of clobbering today." All Blowing Up Lt. Robert G. Candy, Santa Monica, Cnlif., a pilot in the "second attack said, "the town was blowing up all over." "Near the bend of the river, there was something burning and there' was a huge cloud of the blackest; smoke. I've ever seen. In fact,' it'.' -All About r r\H /4UUUI The Weaiher Mason City: Overcast skies Friday and Friday night with occasional rain. Decreasing cloudiness Saturday. Iowa: Partly cloudy with occasion n) showers west and central Friday afternoon. Somewhat warm cr north and west Saturday. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday sional rain. with occa- Globe-Gazetlc weather data up to 8 a. m. Friday: Maximum, 81 Minimum 66 At 8 n. m. 68 Precipitation .95 YEAR AG9: Maximum 84. ; Minimum 66- was so black the visibility was zero" in that araa." F-80 Shooting Stars opened the day's action by slamming 1,000- pound bombs into radar-cbritrolied anti-aircraft positions-rimming Pyongyang targets. Then came South Korean F-51 Mustangs which set the stage for assaults by other fighter-bombers. Pilots in the first and second at; tacks made the following damage claims: 42 buildings destroyed 'and 32 damaged; seven automatic weapon positions destroyed and two. damaged, six h'fcayy gun positions destroyed.and two damaged; three other heavy, type guns destroyed; one road bridge damaged, seven · secondary explosions observed, two direct hits on a factory, 55 hits on the concrete runway of one airfield and 4 4 ' h i t s on a dirt airstrip.- A target for 1st Lt William A, Winburn III, Savannah, Ga., was a railroad roundhouse. "It Ain't Round" "It ain't round any more," he said. It was the fifth attack on Pyongyang this'month. It was expected; to provoke ; the- Communist.props- { ganda /radio into making mor« shrill cries of .'.'barbaric'atrocity* as the previous raids have done, \ \,

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