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Carroll Daily Times Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1952, Carroll, Iowa Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 83-No. 65 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, March 17, 1952-Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy to.the Hom� Each Evening for 30 Cents Per Week Senate Group Decides Not To Call Ike Home Now Puts Off Asking Him to Testify On Foreign Aid Steel Labor Dispute Heads into Critical Week Union Decision on Walk-Out Due Thursday Industry Plans to Start Shutting Down Furnaces on Tuesday WASHINGTON, D. C. Uf\- Production Administrator Manly Fleischmann said today that if the threatened steel strike occurs, it would have "disastrous" effects on the atomic energy and other vital defense programs. Fleiscn-mann told a news conference * that if the strike should come "the most drastic possible controls would have to be imiios-ed at once." WASHINGTON, D. C. (JP)- The steel labor dispute headed today into a week of crisis with the industry planning to start shutting down Tuesday in anticipation of a' strike at midnight Sunday. Some loss of steel, sorely . needed by both defense and �' civilian Industry, seemed inevitable because the steel makers wanted to be sure their blast furnaces were emptied of hot metal in advance of any stoppage. � Philip Murray, head of both the CIO and the strike-threatening Steelworkers union, withheld action until Thursday on a request by the Wage Stabilization board (WSB) for a new strike postponement. Murray ^already has put off strike plans three times since Jan. 1. Government officials said they believed he will do so again. Thursday is the same day the i,WSB has fixed as its target date  for getting out recommendations for settling the complex dispute- involving Murray's demands for an 18% cent hourly pay boost and a score of other items. The steel-workers presently earn a little under $2 an hour. Murray told the WSB yesterday that the decision on whether to strike or not will be up to the union's 200-man policy committee, which has been called into session here Thursday. Murray pledged that the union will give the new strike-delay plea "serious consideration." The union probably will have had a peek at the WSB's findings before it makes up its mind. As tilings stand now, Murray is empowered to call a walkout at any time after midnight Sunday. The union has made strike preparations Steel.....See Page 9 Plan Test* for Oil Near Lomoni TULSA, OKLA. UP)-A test well for oil will be drilled near Lamoni in Decatur county, la., by the end of April, it was announced Saturday. The L. B. Jackson co., Tulsa, which holds leases on about 2,000 acres around a farm on which the late I.. B. Jackson took a lease in 1943, will start the drilling about the center of 7-68N-26W near Lamoni. May Draft Call To Be for 19,000 Men WASHINGTON, D. C. (AP)-The Defense department today issued a May draft call.for 19,000 men-15,000 for the army and 4,000 for the Marine corps. � The May call will bring to Mailing Of Revolvers to GIs Is Illegal WASHINGTON, D. C. (�>)- Enlisted men in Korea who want to tote personal six-shooters are giving headaches to the military and poatoffice. Also they are leading kinfolk into unwitting infraction of the law. Officials said today an increasing number of revolvers and pistols have been found in the mail recently, addressed to marines and GIs. Relatives try to mail the guns in; response to requests from servicemen in the war zone. Why do they want them? Marine and army authorities here said they weren't sure, but they had some ideas after talking with relatives. Among the reasons suggested were these: "" 1. If officers can wear side arms, why shouldn't enlisted men? 2. In fore ward areas, close to the battleline, regulations require that firearms be carried. A revolver in a holster . is easier to carry than an M-l rifle on a sling or in the hand. S. Some soldiers claim in letters, that they are inadequately armed. 4.: A mistaken impression that any officer has thejun-... limited right to have a side-arm mailed to him, leading to an idea that the enlisted man should have the same pri- . vilege. ' 5. Some young soldiers are only a Sew years removed from boyhood days when they yearned to pack a pearl-, Guns  . '. See Page 9 Kitts Taken to Court at Waterloo LINCOLN, NEB. (A-Kenneth Kitts,'convicted bank burglar and escape artist, was taken to Water loo, la., today to appear in court, Warden Herbert Harm of the Nebraska penitentiary said. Warden Harm said Kitts was turned over to the United States marshal from the northern district of Iowa for the trip. He said he had no details regarding plans for Kitts appearance in Iowa. Kitts currently is serving a term in the Nebraska penitentiary as an habitual criminal and also is under federal sentence for the bur glary of the Laurens, la., bank. The Weather CARROLL FORECAST Cloudy, windy and warmer this afternoon with occasional showers, high near 50. Windy tonight with showers ending early Tuesday. Low tonight 26. Tuesday partly cloudy and cooler, high 38. IOWA FORECAST Cloudy, windy and warmer this afternoon with showers west and central portions. High today 45 northeast to 55 southwest. Showers and windy tonight, warmer east portion. Tuesday mostly cloudy and ^colder, preceded by showers extreme east in forenoon. Low tonight 26 to 32 northwest, 32 to 68 southeast. High Tuesday 35 to 40 northwest, 40 to t5 southeast. Futher outlook: partly cloudy and mild Wednesday. The Weather in Carroll Yesterday's high -......._. At 7 a. m. today __________ At 10:30 a. m. today_____ .44 _29 ...43 Fine 2 in Sale of Cheap Watches FORT DODGE, IA. (JP) - Frank Cyle and Alfred A. Robin' son of Kansas City, Mo., were fined $50 each in police court here this morning on charges of soliciting without a license, and are being held for officers at Sigour-ney, la. Police Chief Fred Etzel said the men were arrested after they tried to sell a service station employe a wrist watch for $110. He said sales records in the men's possession showed they paid $49 for 10 of the watches. The men are reported wanted in Sigourney on a similar charge. 913,430 the total number of Americans drafted or called to duty with the armed forces since Selective Service was resumed in September, 1950. The army's share of the draft now totals 832,000. The May call boosts to 81,430 the number of marine draftees. The May call for 19,000 men is for the same number of draftees as in April. For some months preceding the April, call, however, the Defense department had been calling up considerably more men. In February for instance, the draft call was for 52,500 men. In March 28,600 were called up. The Defense department said the May total is sufficient to meet approved manpower goals for both the army and Marine corps. The Air force and the navy have relied on volunteers for their manpower. The Marine corps began drafting recruits last August 11 months after the army resumed drafting. Soil Meeting at Dedham Thursday Soils and the use of fertilizers will be discussed by Dedham community farmers at a soil conservation meeting to be held at the Legion hall there Thursday night. Conducting the meeting will be O. W. Kelley, unit conservationist, and W. Howard Brown, Carroll county/extension director. Included in the discussions will be an explanation of how farm operators and land owners in the area may obtain assistance on soil conservation problems. A film on conservation will also be shown. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the meeting. The public is invited. ' Veep's Address ~ To Be Feature Of Demo Dinner Saturday DBS MOINES, IA. �P>-Vice-president Alben W. Berkley's address will highlight the $25 a plate Jackson day dinner sponsored by Iowa democrats here Saturday. Sewell E. Allen of Onawa, who will serve as toastmaster, will introduce Barkley. Allen is the democratic candidate for lieutenant-governor. The vice-president and Mrs. Barkley are scheduled to arrive in Des Moines by plane Saturday afternoon. Candidates for state and congressional offices and other guests including the members of the democratic state central committee will be introduced. Caldwells Back From Masonic Tour Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Caldwell returned home last night after an absence of nearly a week. Mr. Caldwell, most illustrious grand master of Royal and Select Masters of Iowa, visited five council meetings at Rockford, Manchester, Dubuque, Clinton and Muscatine. He also checked with the committee on the annual convocation of the Grand Council to be held in Burlington, April 21. Mr. Caldwell has now visited all but three of the 28 councils in Iowa. Mt. Vernon Objector Again Refuses to Pay Income Tax Weather A Year Ago It was mostly clear a year ago todaji, with temperatures rising Mb a to 16. MT. VERNON, IA. (/P)-Walter Gormly, 37, who says he is a "philosophical objector to war," says he again has refused to pay his federal income taxes. Gormly made public copies of his letter to the Internal Revenue office in Des Moines announcing his intentions of not paying the tax. Last year the self-styled consulting engineer similarly refused to pay his federal Income tax as "a protest gesture." The government seized his station wagon to satisfy a $270 tax lien. It was sold at auction 'or S230. Gormly served a. three-year fed-i era! prison term fat drait law-i violations during World war II. In his letter of refusal to pay his 1951 income taxes, he asserts the Korean war "is illegal" and says he does not wish to provide the government with funds which may be used in carrying on the war. A press release by a national pacifist group known as "Peacemakers" lists Gormly and two other Iowans among a group of 41 Americans who are refusing to pay income taxes as an expression of their opposition to war. The other two Iowans are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Emery, Earlham Quakers who also refused to pay taxes a year ago. As in Gormly's case, the Emery car was put up for auction by the federal government to satisfy a tax lien. Sure, And It Was Great Day For Dublin Irish! By Mick Rooney DUBLIN, IRELAND UP) -St. Patrick was a dacent man, the ballad says, and came from dacent people. And even he couldn't have had a word to say against the way his memory was kept green by every man in Dublin this blessed day. There was a big parade and enough Shamrock on hats and lapels to make a carpet the long length of O'Connell street. But everybody was well-behaved as a young gosoon. courting his first colleen. There was not a shillelagh in sight. It was small credit to them. Of course, since there was not a public-house in the town open. This was one day in the year when sculptured Parnell, up above the street on his monument, was wasting his time pointing a warning finger at the pub on the corner that does one of the grandest trades in Ireland. It looked as if every man in the country and his mother were in town for the day. Everyone wanted to see the parade and a brave sight it was, too. There were bands galore, but none of them to beat the girl pipers. They were as fine a sight as you would see in a month of Sundays, their saffron cloaks floating from their shoulders and their green,kilts swinging to the swirl of a jig or a reel.' It was not all music and firls, of course. For two full rish miles wagons and floats of all shapes and sizes stretched along the city streets and all were got up to show some product of Irish work, whether it was the hard brown turf cut from the bog-lands of Kerry or the electric light itself that was trapped like the salmon from the River Shannon at Limerick. The whole parade, stretching from Trinity college down over the Liffey and circling around Parnell, took over two Aours to pass. And by the time it finished . the people, looking on, were every bit as tired as the cray-tures marching. It was the Divil's own thirsty work. Little wonder, then, that there was a record crowd at Ballsbridge later in the day to see the annual dog show. For this was one of the only two places where a man could buy a bottle of stout or a ball of malt-that's Dublin for a glass of whisky. There was a bar. too, at Baldoyle- races. St Patrick's . . . See Page 9 ? Irish Republicans Clash With Policemen LONDONDERRY, NORTH IRELAND (JP)-A crowd of about 1,000 waving the flag of the Irish republic clashed with police at a St. Patrick's day political meeting today. Stones and bricks were thrown at police headquarters and the police charged the crowd three times with raised clubs. An undetermined number of combatants on both sides came out of the melee with cuts and sore heads. Two men were arrested. The meeting, near the police station, was held under auspices of the Ailti-Partition league, which wants the six counties of Northern Ireland to be made a part of the Irish republic. Northern Ireland is now a part of the United Kingdom. Anti-Trust Suits Against Boxing Clubs NEW YORK CITY. N. Y. (/Pi -The International Boxing clubi of New York and Illinois were.chaig-ea today with conspiring to monopolize the professional championship boxing business in the United States. The Department of Justice complaint was made in a civil action in Federal court. Owners of the clubs, James D. Morris of New York and Arthur M. Wirtz of Chicago, and the Madison Square Boxing corporation, of New York, also were named defendants. The charges were announced by Melvin C. Charles, chief of the Department of Justice's antitrust division. The defendants aip accused of conspiring to restrain and monopolize championship boxing bouts. Galva Elevator Firm Named In Grain Shortage Owner Says He Had to Sell Some to Get Money from U.S. WASHINGTON, D. C. (JP)-An Iowa elevator firm at Galva in Ida county was among eight whose cases have been referred to U. S. district attorneys for action, a house sub committee reported yesterday. The sub committee said a case involving a shortage of $24,506 worth sof corn from the Spurgeon elevators of Galva had been referred to the Justice department last Dec. 11 by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The report said the shortage involved about 21,000 bushels of corn. At Galva, G. W. Spurgenn who operates the Spurgeon elevators, said the grain was sold "to get our money out of the Commodity Credit corporation, after warning them we were going to do it unless they paid the storage charges." Spurgeon said shipment of the grain was held up for more than a year during the firm's efforts to get the CCC to pay storage fees. He said the CCC had breached its contract by not using its appro priations to pay warehouse storage charges. Spurgeon also said he under stood the matter might be t presented to a federal grand jury in Waterloo this week and he added: �  "I suppose I am in for about 100 years in Alcatraz but I am going to give them a fight." In Des Moines, a federal official who declined to be quoted by name said he did not believe the government would loose any money in the cases and he added: "The firm is solvent and the owner is highly-regarded." PRISONER STUCK IN WALI____George Laiure, 20, i prisoner in the Belmont county jail in St. Clairsville, O., is shown stuck in the wall of the jail. He attempted, to escape by digging his way to freedom. Laiure is from Shanksville, Pa., and is being held on charges of armed robbery of a filling station. He was trapped in the wall for an hour. Night, jailer Knox Alexander looks unconcerned as., another spectator to the escape looks onr (NEA Tele-photo). Maj. Loxterkamp Tells Of U. S. Air Force Buil ilijor Leo Loxterkamp, 'son of Mfc . ani Mrs. Charles Loxterkamp, arrived from New York ;Gi^-lwt ^v�ning on 40-day leave. He is serving as financial adviser to the auditor-general of the U. S. Air forces, whose offices are located on Wall street, New York City, Carry Out 48 Patients From Burning Hospital ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. (JP)- All 48 patients were evacuated safely today in a fire at the Atlantic Coast Line hospital here. The flames, confined to the attic of the two-story, 31-year-old brick and concrete 50-bed hospital, were controlled in 45 minutes. Staff doctors, nurses and employes pitched in and evacuated the patients to other hospitals. Firemen believed the fire started around a chimney. One fireman suffered a burned hand. Schuster Slayer Trail Turns Cold NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. UP)- Another "hot" trail turned cold today in the police hunt for the killer of Arnold Schuster, whose tip led to the arrest of Bank Robber Willie Sutton. In the pre-dawn hours, police got a telephone call from a bar at Flatbush avenue and State, street in Brooklyn. The caller said: "I'm the man that killed Arnold Schuster." It was the third man in two days on whom the manhunt spotlight had turned momentarily. Two definite leads collapsed yesterday. So did the one today. After police picked up the man at the bar, he became untalkative. refused to give his name, couldn't explain how he had "killed Schuster." The quizzing continued four hours. Finally the man identified himself as William Barcoski. 29, a machine adjuster for an envelope company, and conceded he had made up the story about Schuster. Police said he told them he had a quarrel with his girl, had a feu-drinks, decided he would try to frighten her with the hoax. Last October, Major Loxterkamp represented the auditor general on a two-month mission to Casablanca and Tripoli, North Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Athens, Greece; Saudi Arabia and Frankfort, Germany. "All air fields in the United Maj. Loxterkamp States which were closed down shortly after the war have now been re-activated. In Europe, many new air fields are under construction. The air force is exercising every precaution offensively and defensively in the event a major outbreak should occur." according to Major Loxterkamp, who has officially visited almost every air field in the eastern and southern sections of the United States and in Europe this past year. Three Carroll Youths Earn Academic Honors LEXINGTON, MO.-Three Carroll area youths have earned academic honors for the first six weeks grading period this semester at Wentworth Military academy here, Maj. Dallas C. Buck, dean, has announced. Cadet Arthur A. Neu, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Neu, 1608 North Carroll St., qualified for a place on the dean's special distinction list. Those who qualified for the dean's honor roll are: Cadet Jewell G. Jung, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jung, 1611 North Carroll, and Cadet John G. Collison. son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Collison, R.F.D., Arcadia. Metal Will Be Freed for New Building WASHINGTON, D. C. - The government said today it has "substantial" amounts of steel copper and aluminum on hand for building commercial projects in the last half of 1952. It invited con tractors to put in bids for ne construction jobs. Manly Fleischmann, head of the Defense Production administration, said Major increases in allotments of the hitherto scarce materials will go to highway, school and hospital builders starting July 1. He indicated that practically all applications now pending for industrial and commercial struc tures will be approved. Fleischmann said the shift policy was dictated by the easing of demand for metal in industrial expansion for defense. If a steel strike comes off, as now scheduled for Sunday, this would undoubtedly have an adverse affect on the new building planning. ' The government will not ap prove building projects of amuse ment and recreation places, Fleischmann told reporters, since this kind of building has been banned since the early days of the control program. Also, Fleischmann said, the government will turn down requests for building projects it decides would involve "frivolous" use of the metals. U.S. Planes Blast Red Troops; Battleship Wisconsin Is Hit Scronton, Lake City Officers Will Speak To Reservists Here Capt. Norman P. Sandberg of Scrnntnn and LI. Harry C. Riisdnl of Lake City will speak at a meeting of Army Reserve Unit No. 5668 in the Chamber of Commerce rooms here tonight. Capt. Sandberg will discuss "Burma. 1he Asian Question Mark" and Lt. Rasdal. "Aerial Evacuation of the Wounded," (TRUCE TALKS: Page 12.) SEOUL, KOREA UP)- American Shooting Star jets sprayed frontline communist troop and artillery positions with rockets, bombs and bullets today. Pilots reported killing more than 75 Red soldiers, destroying 13 guns and 28 troop bunkers and damaging a tank. Swift F-86 Sabre jets riving cover for the Shooting Stars exchanged shots with 12 communist MIG-15 jets, but reported no hits. Sunday Sabres destroyed three MIGs, probbaly shot down two and damaged eight. Communist shore guns hit the superstructure of the battleship Wisconsin, flagship of (he V. S. Seventh fleet, olf Korea's east coast Sunday. Backers Say He'll Return Shortly Before GOP Convention WASHINGTON, D. C. (JP) - The senate foreign relations committee today put off a decision on whether to ask Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to fly home- and -testify on the. $7,900,000,000 foreign aid bill. After an hour's committee discussion behind closed doors, Chairman Connally (D-Tex.) announced it had been decided to delay action on a motion by Sen. McMahon (D-Conn.) to request testimony from Eisenhower. Connally said this was done because "several" committee members were absent. As far as reporters could see, only Senators Lodge (R-Mass.) and Brewster (R-Me) we*a not present. Lodge heads the Eisenhower-for-President committee. Brewster is a supporter of Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio for -the republican presidential nomination. Connally refused to say whether the committee took any formal vote. However, Sen. Tobey CR-NH) told an A. P. reporter that a 7 to 5 vote rejected a motion by Sen. Wiley (R-Wis.) that the committee "invite" Eisenhower to testify but leave the final decision to him. Wiley's motion was offered as a substitute for McMahon's motion that the committee "summon" Eisenhower. Tobey said Gillette (D-Iowa) then moved for reconsideration of the vote on the Wiley motion and Gillette's motion carried unanimously. This left the whole matter still up In the air. Tobey reported, and another committee member confirmed, that Senators Wiley, Tobey, Gillette, McMahon and Green (R-RI) supported the Wiley motion. Tobey said that Lodge voted by proxy against Wiley's motion. Others listed as opposing lt were Hickenlooper (R-Ia.), Smith (R-NJ), Brewster (R-Me) by proxy, George (D-Ga.), Sparkman- (D-Ala.), Ful-brlght (D-Ark.) Tobey said Chairman Connally was not recorded on the vote. McMahon announced to reporters that he would bring the matter up in the senate for discussion. McMahon told the Associated Press the effect of today's session was to postpone any invitation to Eisenhower until after his chief deputy, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, has testified. Gen. Lucius D. Clay said in Paris over the week-end Eisenhower would come home to testify if congress really needs him, no matter what it might mean to his political future. The general's supporters want him to return and campaign-and some are saying privately he'll be back in time to make a few speeches before the July convention- but few want him home on a purely non-political visit. They feel that a return merely to testify before congress could embarrass him, hurt his chances. On the other hand, if he testified and then made talks explaining hia views on foreign and domestic policies, it could help. At present, Eisenhower's "views" are being explained by others. Yesterday, for example, Sen. Eisenhower .... See Page 9 Three sailors were slightly injured. Damage was described as superficial. The Shooting Star jets concentrated on communist positions along the eastern and central fronts. Other Fifth Air force planes pounded north Korean supply lines. The only jet ace still in Korea. Maj. William T. Whis-ner, jr., of Slireveport, I.a., flew his 100th mission Sunday. He will leave for Japan Tuesday en route home. Whis-ner is the seventh American jet pilot to down at least five Ked planes. Ground action was minor Monday under a thawing spring sun. Five Killed in Nebraska Crash SIDNEY, NEB. (JP)-Five persons were killed today in an automobile-truck collision on Highway 30 about 10 miles east of Sidney. State Safety Patrolman Mel Busekist identified the dead as: Norman Wayne Pace, 23, driver of the car; Joe McCormack, 25; John Robert Rowe, 27; Mare.y Eugene Juranek, 25; his sister, Margaret Juranek, 21. All lived in Lodgepole and were on their way to work at the Sioux ordnance depot near Sidney whera they were employed. A sixth passenger in the car, Mrs. Bertha McKillips, was hospitalized in Sidney with shock. Busekist said the car in which the six were riding hit a large chuckhole in the pavement, went out of control and smashed head-on into, a large Mayflower van, driven by A. M. Johnson. 222 East 9th street. Indianapolis, Ind.. who was not seriously hurt but wa� suffering from shock. ;