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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 14 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 238 Reds in Full Scale Assault on Kum Line U S Wants Army Help of Allies But Other Nations Are Tied Elsewhere by Communist Threat By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington United States is quietly informing other interested United Nations mem bers that it would welcome par ticipation of their ground forces in the fighting in Korea There is no expectation among top officials here however that the main burden of battle can or will be borne by other than American troops Several reasons are advanced for this the chief one being that the United States is the nation in the best possible position to do the job President Truman was asked at his news conference Thursday what he thought about ground forces from other countries join ing the fight He simply referred to a news conference statement which Secretary of State Acheson had made on Wednesday Acheson said the state depart ment was discussing the problem with the United Nations and the army Obviously he added any offer of troops would be most helpful Defense Concerned The problem has been drama tized by demands in congress for a greater effort by other United Nations members in the Korean war and it is reported to have been a source of concern to top authorities in both the state and defense departments Meanwhile there have been re ports that the government of Pakistan was considering offering troops to Gen Douglas MacAr j thur the UN commander for Ko rea and that some other govern ments so far undisclosed were also thinking about making of fers The only foreign proposal to date came from the Chinese na tionalist regime on Formosa and reportedly has been discouraged by MacArthur on two grounds 1 That the nationalist troops are needed for the defense of For mosa against the communists and 2 their use in Korea might bring the Chinese reds in on the side of the North Koreans Deeply Committed Britain and France are the countries generally considered most able to take over a share of the fighting and to operate along side American forces Actually authorities here say both are al 1 ready deeply committed to the anticommunist fight in other sec tors of Asia Britain and several other coun tries have already placed naval forces under MacArthurs com mand France is expected to send a naval unitin the immediate fu ture From a strictly military point of view officials said the trans portation and supply difficulties involved in putting international forces in the field and maintain ing them there are far greater than the difficulties involved in joint naval and air operations Yugoslavia Profests Bulgar Patrols JUDGE T A BEARDMORE JUDGE W P BUTLER JUDGES RENOMINATED incumbent district judges T A Beardmore Charles City and William P But ler Mason City renominated by acclamation at the 12th district republican judicial convention here Friday The convention was called to order at 11 a m and lasted only 20 minutes 16 Men Killed in B50 Crash Trygve Lie Appeals for Ground Force Lake Success Secre tary General Trygve Lie urgent ly appealed Friday to 52 UN mem bers for ground forces and other assistance for the UN Korean war effort Lie told a news conference the unified command under the United States is in urgent need of addi tional effective assistance He dis patched telegrams to all UN coun tries backing the security council action against communist North Korea telling them he would be grateful for them to consider the possibility of such assistance in cluding combat forces particularly ground forces Keal Army Lie said these forces should be effective forces and not token He expressed hope it will not take more than 3 to 6 months to end the war in Korea but said the full effort of all concerned is ne cessary Lie made no comment when asked for the UN attitude on pos sible use of atomic bombs He said he would refuse to comment on all questions on that subject because there has been too much partisan propaganda on the issue There are 59 UN members Those not receiving the telegram were the United States which is carrying the burden of fighting the soviet bloc and Yugoslavia The Russian bloc and Yugoslavia opposed the security council ac tion Mixed Views Lie said the telegrams went to Egypt and the Arab countries A reporter commented the Arab re plies did not indicate support of the council action Lie said he took a different view The telegrams were phrased differently for each country in re spect to the assistance had already offered but they made it clear that Lie wants urgently some combat troops to help the Americans and South Koreans al ready on the ground The telegrams said offers of as sistance should be sent to Lie but should be in general terms leav ing detailed arrangements to be worked out between the govern ments and the United States The United States is acting as the agent for the UN in this war because the UN has no international police force Sports Bulletin Tom Crabbe Jr the 19year old Cedar Rapids sensation was leading his hometown and home course rival Johnny Jacobs 3 up at the end of 22 holes in their battle for the state amateur golf championship at the Mason City Country club Friday afternoon Crabbe was one under par for the distance and gained his 3 hole advantage in the morning on the 1st 9 holes of the 36 hole match He held the 3 lead at the halfway mark at noon and then 011 the 20th hole took a 4 up lead A good chance for a birdie on the 22nd hole was missed by Crabbe and he muffed the shot coming back Jacobs winning the hole with a par NO TAX INCREASE Washington UW Chairman Walter F George of the senate finance committee said Thursday there are no immediate prospects for tax increases even if the sit uation does not improve in Ko rea Claim Foray at Border Was Illegal Belgrade Yugoslavia ac cused Bulgaria Friday of sending army patrols across the frontier Thursday in 4 separate incidents in which shots were exchanged and one Bulgarian soldier killed The Yugoslav foreign ministry handed the Bulgarian legation here a formal note charging that the 4 incidents were touched off by Bulgarian efforts to capture Yugoslav guards on Yugoslav ter ritory Yugoslavia demanded most en ergetically that the Bulgarian government halt these practices The charge intensified the Bal kan cold war of nerves between Premier Marshal Titos govern ment and the Russiandominated cominform which ousted Tito in 1948 Soldier Crosses Border A broadcast recorded by the Bel grade radio said the incidents be gan early Thursday evening when a Bulgarian soldier crossed the border into Yugoslav territory An hour later a group of 15 Bul garian soldiers with rifles at the ready approached the frontier Yugoslav guards ordered them to halt One Bulgarian crossed the line was ordered to drop his arms He did so Then according to the Belgrade radio after moving about 40 yards inside Yugoslav territory he seized a hidden hand grenade and threw it at a Yugo slav guard The Yugoslav patrol shot and killed him in selfdefense the report said The explosion caused an exchange of fire between the guards on each side of the border Open Fire Later Belgrade radio reported a group of 50 Bulgarian soldiers approached Yugoslav territory but returned to their own soil later Still later according to Belgrade radio a Bulgarian guard opened fire on a Yugoslav guard dis charging more than 100 rounds Lebanon Ohio Sixteen men were killed near Lebanon Thursday when a B50 bomber from the 342nd bomber squadron of Biggs field El Paso Tex fell and burned the state highway patrol reported ON STRICT BEEF DIET Little Valley N Y Musto 47 was sentenced to 60 days in Cattaraugus county jail for stealing a case of corned beef His 1st meal in jail Corned beef Weather Report FORECAST Masoji City Clear Friday night Partly cloudy Saturday Low Friday night 59 High Saturday 85 Showers by Saturday after noon or evening Iowa Clear and not so cool Fri day night Low Friday night 55 to 63 Saturday partly cloudy with winds shifting to westerly 15 to 25 miles per hour Scat tered afternoon or evening thundershowers likely north and extreme west High Saturday 85 to 90 Further outlook Partly cloudy and a little cooler Sun day preceded by showers east portion Saturday night Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered showers or thundershow ers north portion Friday night Not so cool extreme southeast Friday night Saturday scattered thundershowers south more general thundershowers north Low Friday night 5258 High Saturday G570 northwest to 85 extreme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 74 Minimum 4 At 8 a m 66 Hardware Special Wrecked 2nd Time Fessenden N Dak cnrs of a hardware dealers vaca tion special were derailed Friday in the 2nd accident to befall the Soo line train in 29 hours No one was injured Friday Aft er a twohour delay the passengers were taken aboard the lines reg ularly scheduled Mountaineer and continued on to the west coast The 1st mishap occurred at Paynesville Minn at 3 a m Thursday The special collided with a freight train which was backing into a siding Seventyfive passen gers reported injuries mostly mi nor A 2nd special was made up in Minneapolis and left with the others Thursday night It carried approximately 155 persons many of whom wore bandages The train reached Fessenden at 8 a m Friday As it pulled into a siding to allow passage of a freight 5 cars struck a broken rail All were derailed but re mained upright The vacationists residents of Ohio and eastern seaboard states are enroute to Seattle for the Na tional Retail Hardware Dealers convention The route was planned for sightseeing in the Canadian northwest SEOUL SikandiSth SOUTH KOREA AP Wirephoto WHERE REDS ATTEMPT TO OUTFLANK U S DEFENSE LINES Arrows locate areas of main North Korean communist drives Friday as communists on the west crossed the Kum river in an offensive against the American defense line sawtooth The crossing was made west of Konju in an apparent attempt to outflank the American posi tions Other red drives continued in the ChungjuTanyang area and in the mountains to the east 1600 Against 18000 Lauds Rearguard Action in Retreat Behind Kum Line By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Our grim position in Korea has taken at least a tempor ary turn for the better as the result of our successful with drawal to new defense lines just south of the Kum river which forms a difficult obstacle to the advance of the North Korean invaders This operation was the culmination of what General Mac Arthurs headquarters scribes as YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 87 62 skillful and one of the most heroic holding and NOW 4th LARGEST DCS Moines Hawk county now is the 4th largest in the state Census figures show it now has 99576 persons Scott county 4th largest county 10 years ago now has 99192 GALLERY WATCHES SEMIFINALS Golf spectators made an attempt to watch a pair of matches Thursday aft ernoon at the Mason City Country club jogging back and forth between the Johnny JacobsJohn Stoltz match and the one between Tom Crabbe and Lea Handt Jacobs and CJlobeGnzette photo by Mussct Crabbe both of Cedar Rapids were the winners and played Friday in the 36hole championship final The arrow points to Crabbe on hole No 9 the 27th in the match with Handt Both took par 5s on the hole and Crabbe held a 4up lead at this point rearguard actions in history Its purpose was to provide time for the movement of reinforcements The story of that fighting with drawal is an epic Some 1600 GIs had fought 18000 North Ko reans who were supported by heavy Russianbuilt tanks This meant 10 to one odds against our which at times swelled to about 20 to one Still the Yanks withdrew methodically fighting all the way Losses Small American losses appear to be remarkably small for such a fight A communist broadcast claimed that 700 were killed and 200 cap tured but MacArthur Thursday night gave the figure as 42 killed 190 woundedand 256 missing Of course our successful cross ing to the south bank of the Kum doesnt mean that the battle is by a long shot The difficult but even as this was written the North Ko reans were preparing for a fresh attack In anticipation of this al lied warplanes had been bomb ing the red supply trains north of the river Still our successful withdrawa to the south bank of the river could represent the turning point in what thus far has been a very unequal conflict American rein forcements and war supplies are converging on Korea In for Long Fight This means that with each pass ing day our position in that the ater should become stronger How ever we shouldnt let our enthu siasm for the successful withdraw al lead us into the mistake 01 thinking that we now are going o turn the tables and push the Koreans back over their rentier pellmell While we have dug our toes in nnd are in Korea to stay yet there s a long hard fight ahead of us Defore we can claim victory Dont forget what this column has pointed out before that Com munist North Korea might be the unnel through which hundreds of thousands of Manchurian and Chi nese communist troops would be poured against us in South Korea Democrats Endorse Brannan by Proxy Des Moines Iowa democratic convention Thursday endorsed in principle the contro versial Brannan farm plan withou designating it by that name The action was unanimous The approximately 2000 dele gates present thus avoided a scrap among themselves Albert J Love land democratic nominee for U S senator bowed to the wishes of Lester S Gillette the partys nom inee for governor and others in leaving out any mention of Bran nan Guerrillas Clad in U S Green Twill Defenders Watch Communist Flanking Movement to East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North Korean communist forces opened a full scale of fensive Friday against the Americans doordie Kum river line in South Korea al ready crossed by a small ad vance shock force of reds The opening of the offen sive was heralded by the deadly infiltration tactic a front line dispatch said Communist guerrillas who sneaked behind U S lines wearing uniforms possibly taken from American dead struck at the U S forces in the rear while the reds threw an artillery barrage across the river Greatly Outnumbered An advance headquarters spokesman said the reds brought up two or 3 divisions to the Kum river to face the greatly outnumbered Amer icans on the south bank The front dispatch said in tense fighting began by night Korean time on the Kum river front afterthe commu nists dared heavy American artillery and fighter plane fire to send a small jabbing shock force across the stream It was the 1st breach of the Kum river line last bastion before Taejon emergency Capital The SbuWKorear gov ernment was reported to have fled Taejon and a cur few and alert were ordered in the city Attack From Rear Associated Press Reporter Leif Erickson in a dispatch from American advance head quarters quoted a headquar ters spokesman as saying the red guerrillas attacked sud denly from the rear clad in green twill fatigue uniforms such as Americans wear He said presumably these were taken from American dead or war prisoners advance communist force which reached the south bank of the Kum numbered possibly 100 men but posed a serious nighttime threat to the doubly exposed Ameri the death Thursday night of a j cans fighting to prevent a red aces Charge of Manslaughter n Accident Waterloo Attorney 31air Wood said he filed a man slaughter charge Friday against Cric Hall 49 in connection with pedestrian Mrs Isabella Schutte 72 a Wa erloo nurse was killed when struck by a car at a residential in ersection Hall vas released under Dond bridgehead buildup To the east the outnumbered de fenders worried over another com munist flanking movement which threatened to cut off the Kum river positions and Taejon from their supplypost Pusan The reds SAME Black flag meant traffic death pail 24 hour AP Wlrcphoto U S WOUNDED REST ON on floor of evacuation plane these wounded soldiers rested on stretchers while being flown from Korean war front An attendant center tried to make them comfortable Men are not identified   

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