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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 26, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAP EDITED FOK THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press FuSl Lease Wires jrtve Cents a Copy One Afons Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Is It Time for a New Peace Setup proposal by former Presi dent Herbert Hoover in his ad dress not long ago beforethe American Newspaper Publishers association that the United Nations be either drastically altered or re placed has drawn widespread at tention It wouldnt be an overstatement to say that the proposal has met with considerably less than unani mous enthusiasm among those who have taken occasion to com ment on it It has been assailed as much as praised In the original news coverage and in subsequent rehashes of the Hoover proposal it has seemed to me that too much emphasis has been placed on the second of the alternatives offered by the former president That first alternative was this I suggest that the United Na tions should be reorganized with out the communist nations in it Then came the second alterna tive as follows that is impracticalthen a definite new united front should be organized of those peoples who disvow communism who stand for morals and religion and who love freedom Prefers to Keep UN Newspapers and radio prompted by considerations of offering BO m e t hi n g attentionarresting have seized on the pointthat Mr Hoover was asking for a scrapping of the United Nations Clearly his first preference was to accomplish his fying Russias deadening influence In world affairs within the framework of UN Walter Lippman in one of his scholarly essays has taken the po sition that the Hoover proposal if carried out would lie in the di rection of isolationism Perhaps so Mr Hoover has never been accused of being an isolationist He was a staunch supporter of ihe league of nations 30 years ago He isnt now and never was an isolationist Whether the plan of action sug gested by the former president is sound or plausiblecan be argued as indeed it is being argued But it isnt debatable thatthe United Nations nas not lived up to ex pectations It hasnf moved the world in the direction of peace which was its foremost purpose Mind of An Engineer It was this obvious fact that actuated Mr Hoovers proposal To his engineers mind it isnt good sense to go on using a ma chine which has proved itself in adequate to the task set for it Re pair it if you if you cant prepare to replace it That was the Hoover suggestion in brief It was rather natural forthose most prominently identified with the United Nations to spring to its defense A parent doesnt like to see his child cuffed about Carlos P Romulo president of the last UN general assembly ses sion has been outspoken in cri ticism of the Hoover proposal Re organization of the world body without the communist countries would aggravate the cold war and hasten a hot war he has insisted In this connection its interest ingto note that the UN as it is presently constituted consists of 59 nations only about a half dozen of which can be counted on nor mally to stand with Russia Free Nations Kept Alert Warren R Austin United States representative to the United Na tions has taken a firm position too against excluding Russia from the peace organization The pres ence of the soviet representatives he insists has many advantages Firsthand contact with Rus sian tactics helps the free nations to appreciate their common stake in a free world and stimulates them towork together despite their own differences says the former Vermont senator So long as there is a common meeting place as there is in UN the democracies will have a sounding board which gives them an advantage over the communists according to Ambassador Austin When the chips are down about 53 of the 59 members of UN can be counted on to be against the communists Titos Yugoslavia is always a question mark For weeks of course represent atives of the kremlin have been on a walkout from UN Admit tance of communist China to the organization in place of Chiang Kaisheks representative is the price of Russias return Compared With Football The view of those who stake their faith in UN as it is now con stituted wassummed up not long ago by Ambassador Ernest A Gross The art of diplomacy he said is like a game of football The soviet walkout is what football fans would call razzle dazzle It is designed to get us off balance to draw away our defenses to take our eyes off the principal objective said Mr Gross In the United Nations our principal objective is to help cre ate a worldwide organization in which nations may ultimately tern to work together to keep ON PAGE 2 CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 26 1950 TIGHT was clearance of only 6 inches when this house was moved off Highway 65 at the south edge of Mason City Monday The house was being moved from the Johnson farm 6 miles south of Mason City to the 400 block on 26th street S W The relocated house will be the home of Mr and Henry Kunzrrian and their children Kunzman is employed by Jacob E Decker arid Sons The family has been living in a trailer on the lot which the house will occupy Moving the house along High way 65 created several problems according to C V Eslick of the Storage and Moving com pany Mason City The houseis 27 feet wide and 30 feet long After it was mounted on trucks the overall height was 28 feet A highway patrolman escorted the moving house for the 2 hours that it was on the highway Tele phone linemen and Peoples Gas Electric employes accompanied the moving house to see that it cleared telephone and power lines Mondays strong wind added to the moving hazards but it caused no Damage Truman Tells Aid to End Aggression Washington President Truman Monday pledged full United States support of United Nations efforts to end the un provoked aggression against South Korea Ina statement the president de clared Willful disregard of the obliga ion to keep the peace cannot be olerated by nations that support the United Nations charter He said the United States is pleased with the speed and deter mination of the U N security council in ordering a withdrawal of the invading forces Then his statement added In accordance with the resolu tion of the security council the United States will vigorously sup port the effort of the council to terminate this serious breach of the peace Cites Steps Taken Our concern over the lawless action taken by the forces from North Korea and our sympathy and support for the people of Korea in this situation are be ing demonstrated by the coopera tive action of American personnel in Korea as well as by steps taken to expedite and augment assist ance of the type being furnished the mutual defense assist ance program Those responsible for this act of aggression must realize how seriously the government of the United States views such threats to the peace of the world Mr Trumans statement was handed to reporters by Presiden tial Secretary Charles G Ross Big Question Unanswered The big question being asked in this capital was whether the United States was ready to supply armed forces if the United Na tions asked for them to back up its weekend cease fire order in Korea The answer to this question was not forthcoming At no point did the presidents statement say directly whether or not this country would send armed forees to Korea Ross declined to add anything whatsoever to the brief prepared statement He would not discuss the possi bility of the use of American troops Ross did say that Mr Truman would see Secretary of Defense Johnson later in the day SAME Black traffle death In pail onrj MacArthur Speeds Help by Air Sea Seoul Korea North Korean Russiantype fighter plane fired Monday on an American Mustang fighter sent to escort ships carrying 700 American women and children from warwracked Southern Korea The first overt communist North Korean act against the United States came as Ameri cantrained Southern Korean armies halted North Korean in vasion forces along most of the front stretching across the 200 mile wide Korean peninsula Tokyo Japan Doug las MacArthur sped an airsea bridge of urgent war supplies to hard pressed South Korea Mon day Included in the war materials will be 10 F51 singleengine Mus tang fighters capable of carrying a small bombload Aproval for the transfer of the planes has been received from Washington the announcement said The x planes will be turned over to Korean pilots in Japan Escort Provided MacArthurs headquarters an nounced that U S warships and planes will escort ships carrying American guns munitions and other supplies to Southern Korea It was understood American planes already have set up an emergency airlift to rush emer gency supplies to Southern Korea from southern Japan by plane Meantime reliable sources said John Foster Dulles republican adviser to the state department has cabled Washington urging all out aid for Southern Korea Dulles held his 2nd conference with MacArthur within 24 hours Monday Usually reliable sources said Dulles feels a heavy respon sibility toward Korea Only last week he promised in Seoul that America never would abandon the tiny republic Additional Officers It was learned that MacArthur plans to send additional officers from his headquarters to Southern Korea Tuesday MacArthur ordered Japanese Premier Shigeru Yoshida to sup press the communist party news paper Akahata for at least 30 days for its perversion of truth in dis cussing the Korean situation After 30 days MacArthur said Akahatas right to resume publi cation wil depend upon its ability to attain a position of responsi bility within the ranks of Japans free and responsible press MacArthur recalled that he purged the newspapers 17 top executives and associated commu nist editors from public life June 7 but said that the newspaper still had not mended its ways This Paper Consists of Two No Mason City Gains 516 From 1940 27596 Population Is Preliminary It Is Emphasized The preliminary 1950 census figure for Mason City is 27596 a gam of 516 from that of 10 years ago according to A C Fuller Wa terloo census supervisor for the 3rd district The number was given Mayor Howard E Bruce by telephone Monday morning I want it understood that this is figure and may CENTRAL HEIGHTS POPULATION IS 766 The census figures showed a total population of the newly in corporated Central Heights on the west border of Mason City as 76G be altered with the final checkup of transients and other individuals that may not now be counted said Fuller Express Disappointment Officials of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce expressed disappointment at the preliminary report on the citys population fig ure It was pointed out that this figure was difficult to understand taken in connection with the tre mendous number of new homes constructed and numerous new apartments established in Mason City during the past 10 years and the still existing housing shortage which plagues the community Records at the city hall revea that building permits have been issued in the past 10 years for 907 housing units in Mason City Be sides it is estimated that hundreds of additional dwelling units were created by remodeling of homes and apartment buildings It was further pointed out thai as long ago as August 1947 a very careful and conservative estimate by local postal authorities placed the population of Mason City within the constituted city limits at 29826 and residing outside but immediately Adjacent to the city limits another 2026 This study by the local postal officials was made at the request 3f the postmaster at Rochester Minn who desired the informa tion for comparative purposes Students Excluded It was pointed out however that a certain element of the popu lation included in both the 1940 census and in the 1947 postal esti mates was excluded by the regu lations governing the 1950 census All college students of which Mason City has a fair share are by regulation counted in the 1950 census as residing in the com munitywhere they attend college Asked whether or not the Chamber of Commerce would file an official protest officials said they were investigating the situ ation to see what would be in in such an action A def inite answer to the question will not be available at least until a meeting of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce al ready called for Friday noon of p current week North Korean Invaders Drive to Seoul Outskirts Erickson Gets 2 Years Fine New York Erickson kingpin of a nationwide book making business Monday was sentenced to 2 years in prison and a fine The chubby 54yearold gamb ling mogul who had plied his mul timilliondollar betting trade for a quarter century without spend ing a day in jail was sentenced in special sessions court He could have received up to 60 years in prison Erickson threw himself on the mercy of the court last Monday by pleading guilty to a 60count gambling charge POISONED BY ACCIDENT Santa Monica Cal Monica hospital Saturday dis closed the death of a woman who drank some 4 year old cough med icine in which evaporation had caused a heavy concentration of strychnine The woman is Miss Gertrude Koehler 37 of Bur bank formerly of Orange N J Leads Congregational Sorority Cedar Falls Frances George of Seattle Wash has been named national president of Sig ma Eta Chi sorority of the Con gregational church The sorority eld its biennial conclave on the campus of Iowa State Teachers college Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Monday night Low Monday night 52 High Tuesday 80 Iowa Fair and cooler Monday night Low Monday night 45 to 50 northwest 55 to 60 southeast High Tuesday 75 to 80 Dimin ishing winds Monday night and north to northwesterly 10 to 15 miles an hour Tuesday Further outlook Fair and warmer Wed nesday with morning lows 48 to 55 and afternoon highs in mid 80s Scattered showers Wednes day night and Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy and cooler with diminishing winds Monday night Tuesday mostly fair and cool Low Monday night 4045 northwest near 50 southeast High Tuesday 65 northwest 7075 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 89 Minimum 54 At 8 a m 68 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 86 60 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 80 Minimum 67 At 8 a m 77 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 453 THEY DIRECT DEFENSE OF SOUTH KOREATo these 3 men falls the taskSdSSSC Korea against the surprise invasion by communist North Korea forces They are left to right Admiral Sohn Won Yil navy chief Minister of Defense Sihn Sung Mo and Major General Choi Byung Duk chief of staff 6 Clear Lake Population Gains 1184 Clear figures foi Clear Lake show a population of 4948 as compared with 3764 in 1940 according to A C Fuller Waterloo district census super visor This represents an increase ol 1184 or 314 per cent in the last 10 years according to the prelim inary estimate The figures include only those persons living within the corpo rate limits of Clear Lake A large number of people now living the year around on Clear Lakes south shore are not included it was pointed out Bus Lines Add Extra Vehicles Des Moines was pickets and no streamliners for a number of Iowa cities Monday as a rail road strike moved into its 2nd day Three railroads operating in Iowa have been affected by the strike of AFL switchmen against 5 lines The strike started Sun day morning The Rock Island operating more miles of track in Iowa than in any other state and the Great Western shut down The Great Northern said the strike would cripple its operations in the Sioux City area but that it planned to run trains over Iowa lines and into the Dakotas and Minnesota In Des Moines the normally populous and busy Rock Island station was nearly empty A picket was on duty The Rock Is land shutdown left the capital city with no streamliner passen ger service United Airlines and Midconti nent Airlines put on extra planes Sunday but said they planned to add them only when needed A United spokesman reported a heavy day Sunday and said many were making reservations to Chicago and arranging other transportation from there The bus lines said the weekend traffic on their routes was about normal although some extra buses were added Dispatchers said ad ditional passengers were noted particularly on routes in direct competition with the Rock Island The buses were added on east west routes and to Chicago Extra cars were added to the Milwaukee branch train here Sun day It makes connection with the lines eastwest Hiawatha and Arrow About 160 passen ers were diverted from the Rock sland to the Milwaukee Sunday The North Western railroad which runs east and west through Towa had added all the extra cars t could spare Fred Way the ines passenger agent in Des Moines said Spokesmen for bus air and other railroads in Des Moines said they believed the extra passen ger and freight load would be handled without too much delay I GOP Senators Agree to Keep Free From War Washington senators agreed unanimously Monday that the communist tack on South Korea should not be allowed to Involve this country in war Senator Millifcin of Colorado chairman of the conference of al republican senators said the GOP members agreed in a caucus tha this country should provide mili tary supplies and other aid for South Korea But it was the unanimous opinion that we have no obligation to go to war and that this inciden should not be allowed to involvt us in war Millikih told reporters The republicans criticized tht military establishment and the state department for what they said was a failure of intelligence services to warn this country tha the Russian trained and equippec forces of North Korea were ready to strike Pendergraft Urged for Postmaster Henry Pendergraft supervisor of elementary education in Mason Citys public schools has been rec ommended by state and district democratic leaders to Senator Guy M Gillette as postmaster of Ma son City The Mason Cityan met Sunday at Des Moines with Jake More chairman of the democratic state central committee Mrs Leona Busching Nashua 3rd district committeewoman and Iver Chris tofferson Cedar Falls 3rd district committeeman He previously had been recom mended unanimously by the Cer ro Gordo county democratic com mittee The recommendation of local and state officials is for warded to Senator Gillette in Washington who recommends ap pointment of a postmaster to the president Pendergraft is attending sum mer school in the college of educa tion at the University of Iowa Candidates Give Expenditures Des Moines J Ben nett unsuccessful candidate for the democratic nomination for governor at the June primaries spent in hs campaign his report to the secretary of state showed Monday Bennett reported receipts of of which all but was provided by himself Two Dubuque residents L D Kascel and E F Essman listed as contributing each Sherman C Sperling Council Bluffs gave Bennetts expenditures were for postage supplies radio broad casts and other items He is a Des Moines resident W H Nicholas Mason City spent He had no re ceipts 21 Dead 33 Missing in Flash Floods Union WVa leas 21 persons were dead and 33 mis sing Monday in the wake of fias floods that struck a 6county are of northcentral West Virgin early Sunday morning The surg ing torrents rolled out of the dark ness without warning fear the toll may g much higher At least 12 of the 1 members of a family gathered fo a birthday party at the home o Mrand Mrs Clyde Bailey a Smithburg 5 miles west of here are missing Only 1 member of the Bailej family is known to be alive Th body of Mrs Bailey about 60 has been recovered and another body believedto be that of a 5 month old grandson also has been found The Bailey home was directly in the path of the flood Sheriff Pau B Davis said the housewas car ried nearly 2 miles downstream The only known survivor of the family is Charles Bailey a son who is in a West Union hospita with a fractured leg cuts am bruises Six members of the B J Coop er family at Sjnithburg also were listed as dead in the swirling wa ters and 3 members of another family there were killed when their home was pounded into bits against a railway trestle Berea a little agricultural com munity located on a horse shoe curve of the south fork of the Hughes river south of here also was hard hit Six persons were known dead there including a grandmother and 2 of her grand children All of Westori except sections on the hillsides was under water al one time Hampton Girl to Washington Grinnell Anne Rath man Hampton and Pat Brown Dysart will represent the Hawk eye girls state at the girls nation in Washington July 28 to Aug 3 They were chosen Iowa dele gates Saturday as the weeklong girls state closed on the Grinnell college campus Loretta Hawks Preston mayor and Bonnie Beam Hinton lieutenant governor were named alternates Miss Beam also was named most representative girl at the girls state Pleads Innocent to Murder Charge Corydon Long 62 of Promise City has pleaded in nocent and waived preliminary learing on a charge of assault vith intent to commit murder He was held to the grand jury under bond Long is accused of shooting Mrs Lura Lockridge 43 an oil tation operator in Promise City Monday She is reported in good ondition at a Centerville hospital President Rhee Says Aid Too Late Northerners Demand Surrender of AH Southern Army By O H P KING Seoul Korea invaders from North Korea threw a tank column to the outskirts of Seoul early Tuesday Korean tone and President Syngman Khee blamed the crisis on too littleand too late American aid Through a spokesman the 75 year old president of the Ameri cansponsored southern republic told the Associated Press at a m With American aid coming at late as it has it is very difficult to save anything We have nothing to stop those tanks The president wants me to tell you to disseminate these facts through the Associated Press to the United States public Korea is veryhnrd up because aid was slow in coming It is too little and too late Not a Failure He said he did not however mean i Mocks like failure atthis time t The spokesman Clarence Ryee reported that on most fronts tha southern defense was Jdoing very well against the northern reds who invaded 75000 strong on Sunday morning North of Seoul however admit tedly the enemy was very near Heput the distance at still 12 to 13 miles away but other reports said the communist column had speared past the 9mile point Monday night and raced to Seouls outskirts early Tuesday with little opposition The invaaersbroadcast a de mand for surrender of the entire southern army Advices here erh troops along the boundary be tween the UN sponsored repub lic and Russian backed north were in dire straits Many Trouble Spots Another segmentof the south ern army was in trouble at mung 15 miles due south of the 38th parallel on the east coast This division was being at tacked from both the Vorth and south by the communist north erners An urgent call for re inforcements was received in Se oul Monday night An American military official said he was un certain whether the reinforce ments would be forthcoming In Seoul itself morale was high despite the strafing of several downtown streets by northern planes News that 10 American fight ers awaited South Korean fliers in Japan boosted spirits all around 700 American Dependents Sail Seoul ships carrying 700 dependents of Americans still in South Korea sailed from the port of Inchon Monday night with a U S naval and air escort The 2 Norwegian and 1 bound for Fu kuoka on Japans southern island of Kyushu They are scheduled to arrive sometime Tuesday night The women and children were transported from Inchons docks to the 2 freighters fay lighters Alaska Command Goes on Alert Anchorage Alaska Lt Gen Nathan F Twining com manding officer of the armed forces in Alaska ordered all Ki rn endorf air force base fighter jroups and antiaircraft units on he alert Monday after word of the fighting in Korea was re ceived One Killed in Crash on Way to Clear Lake Webster City woman was killed and her husband seri ously injured in a 2car collision 9 miles east of here Sunday JDeadwas Mrs Howard L Wil on of Des Moines Her husband was hospitalized at the Hamilton ounty hospital here Authorities said the Wilson cat tnd the auto of Mr and Mrs ohn R B Byers of Rutherford N J collided at the intersection if highways 69 and 20 Mrs Wilson was thrownfrom the car into a ditch and died al most instantly of head injuries Mr and Mrs Wilson were on their way to Clear Lake on a rip   

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