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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 30, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THf HOME MASON CITY G Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 30 1950 man Okay This Paper Consists ot Two HOME EDITION iiiiiir No 221 f American Troop M Basic Course Proposed for Young Men Would Include Those Between 17 and 21 Years Old Washington A voluntary plan for training the millions of young men between 17 and 21 years old was proposed Friday in both the Senate and house Senator Va said the plan should produce trained civilian manpower ready for active duty on the call of con gress in a national emergency It would involve basic training at summer camps in military and civilian defense for young men who have finished high school and plan college training Would Join Reserve Selected graduates of these summer camps would be awarded college scholarships Kilgore ex plained while others could join hometown reserve units Kilgore said he and Senator Bridges H would sponsor the bill in the senate and Rep Kil day DrTexas and Leroy John ston RCal were introducing an identical measure in the house Kilgore tagged his plan VIP for volunteer instructee program The same term was used during the last war for very important person to conceal identity of high officials The senator said the volunteer plan was designed to provide a big pool of trained manpower available for any emergency He pointed out that a blitz at tack now is possible on any of ih large cities in within a few hours arid there would be no time to mobilize and train young meru Proposes Civilian Commission Kilgore proposed that a civilian commission beset up by the pres ident to handle the program open to young men from 17 through 21 and to 16 olds if they have finished high school He proposed small monthly pay ments to the volunteers with the government paying costs of food clothing transportation and medi cal care Instructors would be civ ilians reserve officer cadets and qualified graduates Congress would determine each year the number to be trained he said adding that the cost will be far less than that of maintaining a comparable number of men in the regular armed services Predict 385 Holiday Deaths Chicago UR National Safety council predicted Friday that 385 persons will die in traffic during the 4day 4thofJuly weekend but fewer persons will be hurt by fireworks than in pre vious years 321 persons died in traffic last year council warned that during the1102hour period from 6 p m Friday to midnight Tuesday 36 000000 vehicles would be on the roads traveling 5600000000 miles and using 370000000 gallons of gasoline Itll be the worst traffic jam in history Council President Ned H Dearborn said President May Visit Charles City Charles City Truman may stop inCharlefe City on a fall campaign swing across Iowa the Floyd county democrat ic convention was told Friday County Chairman B C Sulli van said he had received several communications from State Dem ocratic Chairnian Jake More con cerning the possible appearance of Mr Truman here If it occurs it would be the first visit of the president to this city and this sec tion of the state The Floyd county republican convention in a resolution en dorsed a sane approach by na tional party leaders toward sup pression of the tendency to spread communist ideology through the administration of schools univer sities and government The group also endorsed the farm program outlined by the Iowa republican farm policy com mittee NQRW KOREA Sea Of Japan 3S Kangnung Rail Strike Enters 6th Day Without Letup Chicago fP A switchmens strike that has knocked out 4 big railroads and knotted up a 5th entered its 6th day Friday And in Washington a senator com mented that the American people will not stand for any tieup of American railroads at this time of peril and shouldnt But there were no signs of peace from either union or railroad camps The senator Morse spoke in the senate chamber ask ing for a speedy end to the AFL Switchmen of North Americas walkout In addition he asked as surance that trainmen yardmas ters and conductors not leave their posts as they threaten on July 15 Rail leaders from over the na tion gather Friday in Washington for themonthly board meeting of the Associationof American Rail roads Thursday heads of many of the countrys major lines talked together in Washington on the problem of recurring strikes in the the threat of more of them this summer Senator Donnell RMo urged approval of his bill to outlaw rail strikes and walkouts He termed the rail strikes a public menace Alaskan Army on Full Alert Anchorage Alaska tary officers issued orders Friday On how civilians should conduct themselves in case of an attack on Alaska The orders instructed civilian workers and the families of airmen at nearby Elmendorf field to be prepared for swift evacuation to the United States if an emergency develops It was reported that other mili tary installations were preparing similar orders for military depend ants Lf Gen Nathan F Twining commanderinchief of Alaska was expected to review the situa tion when he returns from Naknek Friday Samchok RED BREAK THROUGH SOUTH OF SEOUL REPORTEDA North Korean row spearheaded by 40 to 50 armored vehicles made a break through south of Seoul Thursday according to word received by the defense department in Washington Friday A department spokesman said the tanks and armored cars may have forded the Han riv er In North Korea and announcement from the communist capital of Pyongyang blast said the city had been bombed by American planes Circus Firebug Is Captured 20YearOld Confesses to Ohio Police Columbus Ohio state Friday named a 20yearold Ohio to apply the torch by visions of a flaming red Indian the firebug who touched off the Ringling Bros cir cus fire that killed 168 persons in Hartford Conn 6 years ago Ohio Fire Marshall Harry J Callan said Robert Dale Segee of Circleville Ohio also confessed 4 slayings and setting more than a score of major fires in Maine New Hampshire and Ohio Callan said the record speaks for itself in deciding whether the husky Ohion is a pyromaniac a person who gets a sexual thrill from setting fires And he indicated full belief a signed statement by Segee despite the extreme youth of the Ohioan at the time many of the crimes were alleged to have been com mitted Segees signed statement was withheld from the public but Prosecutor Guy B Cline of Pick away county Ohio said it con tained a wierd story of the red Indian who comes to Segee at night The Indian Cline quoted Segee orders the youth to set fires Then after a spell of mental blankness Cline said Segee comes to with fires already blazing AP WIrcphoto GENERAL MacARTHUR WATCHES ARTILLERY DUEL Gen Douglas MacArthur gestures with his famous campaign corncob pipe as he watches artillery duel on the outskirts of Seoul South Korea Watching the battle with MacArthur are Col Sterling Wright chief of the American Military Mission in Korea Harold Noble first flecretary of the American embassy in South Korea and a South Korean officer Earl Hall Is ViceChairman for 1951 Red Cross Meeting Senate Votes Vast Arms Sum Washington grim and tense senate voted in new foreign arms aid Friday as an evidence of American deter mination to help nations resisting communism around the globe Coming shortly after President Trumans decision to commit American ground troops in the Korean fighting the vote found some senators asserting that the amount soon must be increased Three of the senates hitherto strongest opponents of the pro A Taft R Ohio Kenneth S Wherry R Nebr and Harry F Byrd D their support because of sharply altered world conditions The vote took place in an at mosphere of perhaps more tension than since the close of World war II Little knots of s e n at o r s gathered on the floor and cloak rooms for whispered conversations about Mr Trumans new decision Others huddled over the news tickers in the senate ante rooms The lions share of the measure billion go to our Atlantic Pact partners in Western Europe About is earmarked for Southern Korea This sum can be boosted up as high as at presidential discretion Detroit American Red Cross ended its 4day 1950 con vention Thursday by electing new members to its board of gover nors and naming officers for next years convention in New York Named to the board as mem bers at large were C E Wilson Congress in Approval of Truman Action Washington XP Congress members generally voiced quick approval Friday of President Tru mans decision to use American ground troops in Korea Senator Taft ROhio who called this week for the resigna tion of Secretary of State Dean Acheson said he supports the presidents decision Once you are into anything like this you must go the whole way he told a reporter Senator Russell DGa told reporters he hopes other members of the United Nations will supply troops also so that there will be as many flags as possible repre sented in the forces opposing the communists Senator Knowland RCal said he thinks this government must take whatever steps are neces sary to support the UNs cease fire order and back the presidents decision to use ground troops against the North Korean invaders Senator McClellan DArk said he favors doing anything in the world that is necessary to W EARL HALL president of General Motors Mrs Oveta Culp Hobby vice president of the Houston Tex Post and Walter S Gifford retired A T T board chairman Margaret Hickey St Louis was reelected Officials for the 1951 convention will include W Earl Hall Mason City Iowa vice chairman He is editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette bring a successful and speedy end to the fighting Senator Lehman DLibN Y said he supports the presidents decision wholeheartedly Senator Hendrickson RN J said that Fridays decision merely translated into sharper action the presidents program for saving South Korea Senator Lodge RMass de clared If the use of ground troops is the result of the best military judgment then we should do it SAME Black titf truffle death in past 24 hours av jv Force at Northern Reds General Decides Air Force to Ignore 38th Parallel By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo AP Hard air blows were directed against Northern Korea bases and installations Friday as South Korean troops reportedly reentered suburbs of Red occu pied Seoul on the heels of fleeing conrmuniscs Arthur ordered the against Red invasion bases and installations1 wherever they are His order came after Britain Holland Nationalist China Aus tralia and New Zealand pledged active support in the battle against the invaders The pledges included air sea and ground forces the latter reportedly be ing considered by Nationalist Chi na Clarence Ryee South Korean information director announced the execution of air raids on North Korea from the provisional capital at Taejonj 90 miles south of Seoul He also told of the southerners reentry into their capital which fell Wednesday to the invaders Ryee said our air force blasted Pyongyang the northern capital Thursday night He did not further identify the air raiders Many Casualties But Tass news agency in Mos cow said 27 U S B29s dropped 300 bombs on the northern capital causing many casualties Maj Gen E M Almond Mac Arthurs chief of staff said the raids on North Koreans would in clude possible invasion bases and DESTROY 15 TANKS Toyko of 15 North Korean tanks in Ameri can strafingr operations Friday was announced Saturday by the Far East air force facilities which means American planes would ignore the 38th parallel dividing line between the 2 sections of Korea and go after the Reds wherever they assembled to strike at the south Ground fighting between the 2 Korean forces continued at the Han river where a thin worried skimpy line of South Koreans faced the heavy Russian built tanks from the north The Han is immediately south of Seoul All bridges across the river were blown by the southerners who managed somehow to get some forces across the river against the Reds One Red tank foray reportedly slipped 3 tanks across the river but this report had not been con firmed by headquarters here To carry the fight to the com munists MacArthur will draw on a formidable armada of American British Australian and New Zea land warships Holland has offered naval units now in Indonesia Japan based Australian warplanes waited only for the takeoff signal U S navy carrier fighters and bombers also will join in the as sault We will use all the naval and air units at our command said General Almond U S Troops on Alert American troops stood by in Japan on the alert Headquarters General Mac would not confirm reports that U S infantrymen would be sent to the front But it is considered ex tremely possible that this will be done B29s and other American war planes pounded at North Korean positions around Red captured Seoul Thursday They made 183 flights shot down 5 hostile planes ripped up Seouls Kimpo airfield smashed trucks and a locomotive MacArthur called it the most successful air operations since the Korean offensive began He said there were no American casualties Eyewitnesses saw 18 superforts on one bombing mission Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cool through Saturday High Friday 75 Low Friday night 43 High Saturday 75 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night with lows in low50s Widely scattered thunderstorms likely northwest and extreme west Partly cloudy with little change in temperatures Saturday and a few widely scattered showers shifting winds becoming south westerly 1525 3VTPH in after noon High Saturday 75 to 85 Further outlook Clear and cool er Saturday night and Sunday Monday fair and warmer Tem peratures Sunday ranging from lows of 50 to 55 and highs of 74 to 78 FiveDay Weather Outlook Iowa Temperatures for the next 5 days will average 4 to 6 de grees below normal Rainfall will be light averaging tme quarter inch Cool over the weekend Slowly rising temper atures Monday through Wed nesday A few showers Satur day and again about Wednes day Normal high is 86 normal low 82 Minnesota Mostly cloudy with scattered showers Friday night not so cool north portion Light showers followed by clearing and cool Saturday Low Friday night 4550 north 5055 south High Saturday 6065 extreme north and 6575 central and south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 79 Minimum 53 At 8 a m 62 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 84 62 North Korean Tanks Knife Southward By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Truman Friday authorized the use of Amer ican infantry against the com munist invaders in the Ko rean war He did this as To kyo military sources reported Red tanks lancing at least 15 miles south of the vital Han river defense line The American headquar ters position at Suwon was threatened in the new com munist thrust against the thinly defended line Gen MacArthurs h e a quarters confirmed that the invaders made a break through southwest of Seoul President Truman appar ently acting on the recom mendation of Gen MacArthur authorized him to use cer tain supporting ground in efforts to stop the communists has an army strength of 123500 men inhis Pacific command Naval Blockade Under the presidents authoriza tion the U S air force may fly on specific missions into commu nist North Korea if necessary and the U S navy will blockade the entire peninsular coast line of Korea U S have been positions and air force planes have been on forays against North Koreanair force bases wherever they could find them The president announced his grave decisions to his cabinet joint chiefs of staff and ranking members of congress shortly after the defense department received advices on the breakthrough The Han iSver line south of Seoul has been thinly defended by Koreans pending thearrival in greater strength of American heavy weapons The defenders lack artillery and tanks A breach in the line threatens the concrete airstrip at Suwon the only field in the area which can handle the big planes ferrying in supplies and ammunition Earlier reports said South Korean defenders aided by Amer ican warplanes had reentered the suburbs of South Koreas capital Seoul and had driven out com munist tank forces The reports came from Clarence Ryee South Koreas information director President Trumans decision won immediate and general back ing in congress Rep Eaton NJ commented that weve got a rat by the tail and the sooner we pound its damn head in the better Sen Wiley RWis said he supported the move but added that its a load of The president gave the congres TUMBLE VICTIMDr Ernest Mullinaux police surgeon carefully carries Wesley Gregory to a waiting ambulance after the childs tumble from a rm dow of an apartment in Denver The babys mother Mrs Jackie Gregory follows in tears Tom Swearingen Denver Post reporter is at the right to be only shghtly hurt the baby remained in serious condition Frida with heS
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