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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT E HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press snd United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 4 1950 This Paper Consists of Two won Fear TaftHartley Strike May Delay New Walkout of 2 Rail Unions Chicago 9dayold strike of 4000 switch men might derail the threatened walkout of 2 other railroad unions Both the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors have set July 15 as their strike but some observers be lieve it would have to be postponed unless the switchmen come to terms before then These observers point out that an additional strike by the train f men ancl against other I VFUaC ffffirt railroads might create a national I Iff III emergency under the terms of the TaftHartley law and bring inter vention by President Truman Burma Did Not Give to Lynes Fund Des Monies Senator J Kendall Lynes RPlainfield and Henry Burma of Allison chairman of the Iowa board of control agreed Tuesday that Bur ma didnt contribute to Lynes campaign fund Lynes reported to the secretary of states office Monday that Bur Jna was one of the contributors to his unsuccessful campaign for the republican nomination for lieuten ant governor in the June 5 primary election Burma denied making a contri bution Iowa law prohibits a mem ber of the board contributing any thing of value to anyone for elec tion purposes The penalty is re moval from office Lynes explained later it was all a mistake He said a stenographers error in copying a list of contribu tors was responsible for inclusion of Burmas name Henry did not give a dime to my campaign fund Lynes de clared His name may be down for but I did not see it in hurried ly checking over my financial statement which was prepared for me when I signed it Stenographers who were in my headquarters tell me now the in clusion of the contribution from Burma in the Lynes state ment of receipts was due to an error in copying Lynes said the receipts listed in the report totaled more than he actually received The report said total receipts were Lynes said they should be res They added that the recent strike of firemen was against only cer tain railroads to avoid that cir cumstance As in the case of the firemen the Switchmens Union of North America struck only 5 the Great Not them the Chicago Great Western the Chicago Rock Jsland Pacific the Western Pacific a nd the and Rio Grande Western However some progress was reported Monday in negotiations between the carriers and the trainmen and conductors Things seem to be moving along now said Francis ONeill Jr member of the national rail way mediation board at the con clusion of the days talks The switchmen trainmen and conductors are demanding a 40 hour week at their present 48 hour pay which amounts to a wage boost of 31 cents an hour They rejected a recommendation by a presidential factfinding board that they accept an 18centsan hour increase and the 40hour week SERVICE REDUCED Des M o i n e s JP The Des Moines Railway company has re duced service on Several lines the firm has reported to the city council The council recently granted a fare increase to the com pany and suggested that the com pany make adjustments for great er operating economy SURVIVORS OF KOREAN WAR Esther M Pope of Greensboro Ind looks at a picture of her son Richard E Millis 22 reported by the war department as missing He was a signal corps photographer With the mother is another son Charles Millis 19 j photo FIRST NAME on the official American casualty list from Korea is that of Pvt Frederick J Walsh 18 MassiHon O wounded in the arm when Russian Yaks strafed Suwon Clear Lake Ready for Noisy 4th Other Clear Lake News on Page 7 Clear Lake Prospects for a bigger than ever July 4 celebra tion were of the best Tuesday morning as the annual celebration of the nations birthday got under way Clear skies and a brilliant sun presaged a day of unlimited possibilities for cold drink and iced food venders Soon after sunrise busy figures could be seen putting final touches to the colorful parade entries which converged upon the Surf parking lot to form one of the fin est most varied and riotously col orful parades ever staged Parade Spectacular From the first proudly stepping band to the final pony in the horse section the parade was all that one could wish and the ohs and ahs as it wound its way through the downtown streets re flected the entire satisfaction of spectators in the complete whole Band concerts free acts in the park street sports motor and sailboat races a blindfolded driv ing act and many other events were scheduled for the afternoon with picnic dinners midway at tractions and lake sports sand wiched in Big Evening Program The evening program combin ing Rain in Pastels entertain ment by Bob Blaylock who was emcee for the entire program se lection of Miss Clear Lake and the magnificent display of fire works at the water front xvas all in order Chairman Robert J Hayden and committees had worked long and hard to achieve the ultimate in celebrations and it seemed they had succeeded in setting up as nearly a perfect program as is humanly possible With the weath erman cooperating it looked like a big day for Clear Lake Tuesday Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Fair Tuesday night some what cooler southeast Tuesday night Wednesday generally fair and warmer with early morning showers extreme west Low Wednesday night 5055 north 5560 south Minnesota Generally fair and cool Tuesday night Wednesday in creasing cloudiness and warmer with showers IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 85 Minimum 53 At 8 a m 68 YEAR AGO Maximum 96 Minimum 73 SAME Black flaf traffic death ID past 21 Driving North Koreans Report American Troops Beat Off Red Guerillas in First Clash None Hurt Meet Enemy Grenades With Mortar Fire By JACK JAMES With American Forces on the Korean Front I Joe has met the enemy again and defeated him American infantrymen fought their first battle of the Korean war against 30 communist guerillas on the outer defense perimeter of Pyongtaek 40 miles south of captured Seoul When it was all over 4 communists were dead and the remainder had fled There were no American casualties The first American ground ac tion since Japans surrender near ly 5 years ago began at p m a m CST Monday The guerilla band heaved hand grenades at 1 of the outer Amer ican defense positions The Amer icans responded with mortar fire The fight continued until 5 a m Tuesday Local Skirmish It wasnt much more than a local skirmish but it gave the American troops their baptism of fighting in Korea on the eve of the 174th anniversary of the sign ing of the U S Declaration of In dependence Now that the first shots have beenfired it seemed likely that Americans soon would be in ac tion along a wide sector Infan trymen were moving into posi tion all along the front Their first task will be to stop the North Korean advance Then will come trie task of driving the communist invaders back across the 38th parallel border into their own country Learn About Tanks The Americans many of them battlewise veterans of World war II wiirhave to show the tankshy South Koreans how to deal with the lumbering armored vehicles from the north Too often the South Koreans have broken and fled in terror when a tank hove in sight and rolled on impervious to their bul lets SOUTH KOREA WHERE AMERICAN TROOPS REPORTED IN arrowheads areas where U S soldiers have possibly contaced communist armored columns solid arrows on the South Korean battlefront Gen Douglas Mac Arthurs headquarters in dicated 1 engagement took place near Suwon underlined which has been evacuated by South Koreans Unconfirmed reports also said the Yanks had contacted Red troops at Munmang 45 miles east of Suwon The North Korean capital of Pyongyang plane symbol was blasted by U S planes again Tuesday North Korea is shaded Black area is area taken by North Korean invaders Traffic Death Count Hits 534 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic and other accidents have killed at least 534 persons since the nation began a 4day July 4th celebration last Friday night Traffic fatalities seemed certain to exceed the 385 predicted by the National Safety council for the pe riod Between 6 p m local times Friday and Monday midnight 345 persons had died on the highways Another 113 had drowned and 75 were killed in other miscellaneous accidents The deaths were at the rate of more than 1 every 10 minutes The only reported death from fireworks was in New Hampshire The council estimated that by midnight Tuesday there will have been 36000000 vehicles on the highways during the 4 days and that the nation will have experi enced its worst traffic jam in his itory HEAD HIGH BY 4THThe 4th of July finds this field of corn being inspecTeTby Robert Coyner Muscatme far in advance of knee high tradition The corn located in a iield operated by Coyner 2 miles northwest of Muscatine measures 55 feet ex tended height M 21 Republicans Join Rebellion Against Chiefs By LYLE C WILSON Washington republican congressmen from 12 states Tuesday joined the rebel lion against the TaftWherry MartinGabrielson party leader ship The 21 announced their support of the new republican advance launched in semisecrecy last week in Philadelphia The RA movement apparently seeks to unseat Sen Robert A Taft Ohio Sen Kenneth Wherry Nebr Rep Joseph W Martin Jr Mass and National Committee Chairman Guy G Gabrielson as party pol icy makers The statement of policy drafted at Philadelphia would play down the GOP campaign against social ism and communists in govern ment It would commit the party more definitely to civil rights along the lines proposed by Pres ident Truman Among the 21 congressmen who endorsed the program in a statement released Tuesday are John Davis Lodge party nominee for governor in Connecticut and Richard M Nixon California nominee for the senate Two notable congressional supporters of Gov James H Duff Pennsyl vania were listed Robert C Cor bett and James G Fulton The others were James C Au chincloss N J Walter E Brahm Ohio Clifford P Case N J Rob ert Hale Me Herter Mass John W Heselton Mass Clifford R Hope Kans Jacob K Javits N Y Walter H Judd Minn Robert W Kean N J Kenneth B Keating N Y Thurs ton B Morton Ky Charles P Nelson Me John P Saylor Pa Hugh D Scott Pa Thor C Tol efson Wash and Widnall N J William B The RA Philadelphia policy statement was drafted to supplant the GOP statement of principles adopted last February by house and senate republican leaders and concurred in by the national committee Russia Asks That U S Leave Battle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Suwon and its important airfield fell to advancing North Korean communists Tuesday after a daylong battle with elements of 4 or 5 South Korean divisions Red patrols stabbed swiftly south toward outposts held by American infantry There were some reports that American troops already had tasted battle but Gen MacArthurs headqua r t e r s said none of the U S infantry committed to Korea yet was There was no indi cation how close Americans were to the Suwon area but the reds were reported push ing with all they have tqward the U no indication the redsafter slicing into Suwon with their tanks would pause for Breath as they had when they took the South Korean capital Seoul 20 miles to the north With the communist invaders still unchecked Russia demanded that the United Nations expel American armed forces from Korea A long statement bv Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko published by Tass bristled with accusations against the U S It declared Asks U S Get Out The United Nations will only fulfill its obligations to maintain peace if the security council de mands the unconditional cessation of military intervention and the immediate withdrawal of American armed forces from Korea The Russian press took up the cry accusing the Americans of armed aggression Thirtynine members of the U N now have expressed support ofthe security council order authorizing force to stop the communist invasion now 10 days old The Russians also were angered by the declaration of President Truman that the U S 7th fleet would neutralize the Chinese na tionalist held island of Formosa Gromyko called this a direct ag gression against communist China He also assailed American promises of aid to IndoChina and the Philippines as placing the U S in the role of policeman over Asia India May Mediate Official London sources said India has told Russia and the U S She is ready to mediate in the Korean war Washington went ahead with its drive to build up South Korean power Further help was ordered by the air bombers from the west coast A total of 75 are available at 2 departure bases March Field Calif and Spokane Wash MacArthur al ready has committed part of his 4 infantry divisions in Korea Units of the 1st Marine Division have been ordered to Japan pos sibily to keep up the strength of the American garrison there On this Independence day Washington made known that se curity regulations like those used during World war II go into ef ect Wednesday in the capital budding Because of the Korean situation many government of icials stayed on the job through he holiday Top level United Na ions officials also stayed on the ob at Lake Success The llth naval district at San 3iego Cal clamped wartime se crecy on news of ship movements ollowing the announcement that marines would leave to join Mac Arthur Tuesdays attackon Suwon by he reds was called in a battle front dispatch the most effective onslaught thus far with the lare st concentration of communist   

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