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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Aaiociated and United Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 26 1950 HOME EDITION niiiir Thlj Paper Consists of Two No 241 Fresh Troops Fight to Keep Beachhead Sen Thomas Is Defeated in Runoff Mike Monroney Victor Russell Long Regains Seat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A generation of political suc cesses ended Wednesday for Sena tor Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma in his defeat in a bitter democratic primary runoff Thomas a veteran of 28 years in congress all but 4 in the senate and chairman of the powerful agriculture committee conceded early Wednesday to Rep Mike Monroney Theres not much else I can do he told an Associated Press reporter in Washington National interest centered on the Oklahoma election with other primaries also being held in Lou isiana Arkansas and South Caro lina Senator Russell B Long son of the late Huey P won the Louisi ana senatorial race In Arkansas Gov Sid McMath who generally supports the Truman administra tion beat former Gov Ben Laney an antiTrumanite in the contest for the democratic gubernatorial nomination Monroney Leads At the time that Thomas con ceded the Oklahoma election Monroney held a lead of more than 20000 votes onthe basis of unofficial returns from 3401 of the states 3788 precincts I want to congratulate Mr Monroney for his victory and wish him success in the elections in No vember the 73 year old defeated senator said Monroney a 48 year old veteran of 6 terms in the house will face the Rev Bill Alexander the re publican nominee in the fall elec tion Monroney led Thomas in the 1st primary but did not get a majority of the votes cast for all candidates Tuesdays runoff followed Senator Long in Louisiana won a 6year term hands down He has served two years of an unex pired term Malcolm Lagargue of Shreve port Tuesday night gave up his fight for the democratic nomina Louisiana the same thing as the face of Longs better than1 twotoone lead Then the count stood 1334 put of 2092 precincts at 229544 for Long to 105234 for Lafargue In Arkansas McMath claimed victory early when he was 7000 votes ahead and said the results of the primary will kill the Dix iecrat movement in the south and thus eliminate it from the nation With 2019 of the istates 2237 precincts reporting the unofficial count was McMath 176929 Laney 98732 Arkansas Senator J William Fulbright was unopposed for re nomination Close For Governor v The MonroneyThomas fight in Oklahoma overshadowed the democratic nomination for gover nor Johnston Murray and Wil liam O Coe ran so close in that race 232512 to 231772 with only 73 of the 3785 precincts unre ported that guards were posted over all state ballot boxes A re count may be ordered In South Carolina two former U S representatives W J Bryan Down of Greenwood 34yearold veteran and John J Riley Sum ter businessman received the nomination to the house This is equivalent to elec tion Dorn defeated Rep James B Hare of Saluda by almost 10000 votes and Riley rung up about 5000 votes over Rep Hugo S Sims Jr who at 29 is the young est member of the 81st congress Hold Iowa Man in DenverKidnap Denver Iowa man was being held Wednesday for inves tigation in connection with the kidnaping of a Denver woman The woman was kidnaped as she stepped from a bus Tuesday but was rescued minutes later by her daughter and a boy friend after a wild 4block chase The woman was identified by Detective Captain William Pruitt as Mrs Helen G Ellsworth 41 He said a man grabbed her and dragged her to a waiting truck as she alighted from a bus in north Denver Mrs Ellsworths daughter Joann Weeks 20 and her boy friend Donald Burn 22 had been waiting in a car near the bus stop They followed the careening truck forcing it to a halt Then they summoned police Pruitt identified the man as Clifford C Sidmore of Bristol Iowa The detective said Sidmore also was being questioned in con nection with an attempted abduc tion of a second woman a few minutes before Mrs Ellsworth was grabbed SAFE AFTER ESCAPE FROM TAEJON TkecT dirty and hungry these GIs of the 19th infantry regiment eat after reaching Yongdong During fighting in Taejon area they were cut off by infiltrating communists and walked two days to reach safety Soldiers are unidentified Three Nations Will Send UN Ground Troops By UNITED PRESS Australia New Zealand and Turkey announced Wednesday that they will send ground troops to South Korea to reinforce the hardpressed U S 8th army Thai land already has offered 4000 troops Britain also may announce its intention of sending a ground Eorce to Korea Defense Minister Emanuel Shinwell was expected to make the announcement during a defense debate in the house of commons Turkey became the 1st middle eastern power to respond favor ably to UN SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lies request for ground orces to help enforce a security councils demand for the expulsion of the North Koreans from South Korea Turkish Foreign Minister Faud Keuprulu announced in Ankara that Turkey would put 4500 of its best Americantrained troops at the UNs disposal in South Korea Keuprulu notified Lie that Tur key felt duty bound to offer a combat force to serve under Gen Douglas MacArthur the UN mili tary commander for South Korea Acting Premier A W Fadden announced Australias decision to follow Turkeys example He said the size and types of forces would be determined by Australian Premier R G Menzies in talks in Washington Australian air force planes al ready are closely supporting U S troops in Korea New Zealand Prime Minister Sidney Holland told parliament in Wellington that his also will send a special combat force to Korea It was expected to comprise artillery units Holland said the army would issue an im mediate call for volunteers NEAR DEATH IN CAVEIN Iowa City ff Lafay Augus tine a construction worker laying a tile sewer escaped possible death Tuesday when the walls of an 8 foot ditch caved in on him Police firemen and fellow workers dug him out He was unhurt Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday and Thursday some chance of showers Thursday Low Wednesday night 58 High Thursday 80 Iowa Partly cloudy scattered thundershowers extreme west Wednesday night and in west portion Thursday Low Wednes day night 54 to 58 High Thurs day about 80 Gentle variable winds Further outlook Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday with scattered showers Thurs day night and Friday Not much change in temperature Minnesota Generally fair except for a few widely scattered showers or thundershowers near the Dakota border Wednesday night and in west and north portions Thursday Little change in temperature Low Wednes day night 5256 high Thursday low 80s IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 84 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 72 Preciptation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 90 Minimum 68 Congress Not Enthused Over Taxes By FRANCIS M LE MAY Washington r e s i de n t Trumans rail for in new taxes got an unenthusias tic reception on capitol hill Wed n e s d a because of the amount asked to fight communist aggression but because of the tax methods the president proposed The quickie increases if ap proved by congress would raise the annual take from individual incomes by an estimated 000000 to about reached in 1944 Individual taxes would be boosted beginning in October by as much as 20 per cent A man with a wife and two children who earns after deductions but before family ex emptions now pays Uncle Sam This would be jumped to if his earnings were the boost would be from to the man would fork over instead of as at present Asks Speed Mr Truman asked that the in creases be nade effective on all of this years corporation income and on 3 months of this years income of individuals He said speed is of the essence His proposals were embodied in a letter to Chairman George D of the senate finance com mittee And he told George that this was only the first instalment of new a call for another boost might be expected perhaps in January Lawmakers raised no argument on the size of the presidents re quest They are ready to raise taxes but many objected to 1 Retroactive taxation on cor porations 2 The absence of any excess profits tax proposals in the pres idents program The critics here want a crackdown on profiteer ing Not Retroactive George announced the finance committee will take up the pres idents tax plan next Wednesday but he said flatly he doubts the committee will make corporation tax increases retroactive to cover all of 1950 income as the presi dent proposed The added tax is more likely to affect only the last quarter of the year he indicated George Said consideration of ex cess prflfits taxes can wait until January But Senator Brewster RMaine said he thinks congress ought to go farther than the president sug gested and repeal the Truman tax bill of 1946 which knocked out excess profits taxes on cor porations Senator Robertson DVa told newsmen I would not be sur prised to see a ex cess profits tax proposal come up later this year or in January He said he doubts that congress will increase any taxes before next year SAME DATE Black mean traffic death In put H hours Truman Asks for Nation to Sacrifice Economic Controls May Come If Defense Requires Mobilization By STERLING F GREEN Washington resident Truman Wednesday summoned the nation to some sacrifice of its civilian plenty He declared him self ready to call for complete economic niobilization if the de fense of freedom requires Mr Truman told congress in his midyear economic message that price ceilings rationing and seri ous shortages can be avoided if congress quickly gives him limited control powers and a 000 tax increase War Costly But he warned We must real ize that the engagement in Korea will be costly and may not be short We must prepare against the possibility that new crises may arise elsewhere That hazard means the presi dent said that industrial output must be stepped by a rate of annually before Jan that basic in dustry itself must be expanded by federal loans and guarantees We cannot afford longer to risk the possibility of futuie des perate shortages of some of the most essential requirements for our national security Mr Tru man said He did not name steel specifi cally as one of the industries criti cally needing expansion But it headed his list of scarcity ma terials despite capacity operation since April Safety from further communist aggression depends Mr Truman said on production and more production and safety from in flation depends on business and consumers alike refraining from hoarding and avarice The message asked no emer gency powers beyond those re quested a week control credit allocate scarce materials limit civilian output requisition goods curb commodity specula tion and help finance industrys expansion for war New Pressure It added new pressure on con gress to grant those powers how ever and its keynote was speed in both lawmaking and munitionsmaking The powers requested Mr Tru man said not only will meet pres ent needs but will perform an other essential build up our preparedness for more drastic steps if the military situa tion worsens Detailed plans for these further steps have been drawn Mr Tru man disclosed and he added If it should become necessary 1 shall without hesitation ask the congress for the grant of the pow ers to implement these further plans whether for complete eco nomic mobilization or for further intermediate action depending upon the need Industry now is breaking all production records he said Yet without adding new plants it can speed up to a production rate of more than annu ally by New Years day without undue strain on materials plants or manpower supply This means an increase of 000000000 to in the annual production than enough to absorb this years share of the in crease in military spending which Mr Truman asked on Monday Another Increase Another increase fully as large may be expected in 1951 as a re sult of rising output per manhour of work Mr Truman predicted But because of shortages of steel copper and certain other prices have spurted in the last few some civilian goods must be shunt ed off the production lines to make room for armaments Limited con trols should suffice Mr Truman said but he went on This docs not mean that we can meet our enlarged interna tional obligations without some sacrifice of domestic consumption Some sacrifice is called for and I am confident that the Amer ican people are ready to do their part On the voluntary side the presi dent Of business Restraint in pricing its products and in buying mate rials for inventory And most par ticularly expansion of industrys capacity to turn out the basic products needed for war or peace This full prosperity will absorb an everincreasing output he said in urging industry not to hesi tate because of fears that it will become overexpanded for peace time conditions Of labor Avoidance of wage demands which might lead to an other inflationary spiral And Y 1 KOREA 9ft jtJr SOUTH KOREA WHERE REDS RACE TOWARD Dark arrows A show where North forces have reached Hadong and Hamyang in drive broken arrow aimed at main U S supply port of Pusan in southeast South Korea A report said South Korean units held Namwon against the twopronged drive In other sectors red forces C pushed U S troops back a couple of miles east of Yongdong while South Koreans made a slight ad vance in the Hamchang area Red forces were pushed back at Yongdok Blast sym bols locate allied air objectives Broken line is approximate battle line Demos Accuse G O P of Raid for Expediency Des Moines a conven tion during which they heard the slate attorney generals office ac cused of inaugurating its anti gambling campaign as a political expedient Iowa democrats Wed nesday chose 3 nominees for the state supreme court Nominated from the floor and chosen unanimously to seek the 3 supreme court places which are open at the November election were Leonard L Ryan of Audu bon Frank L Messer of Iowa City and P J Siegers of Newton Although Ryan and Messer had been mentioned in preconvention talk as likely choices the nom ination of Siegers came unexpect edly He is a former Jasper coun ty attorney and former district judge Ryan a World war I veteran is a prominent western Iowa at torney and Messer is a former state representative The 3 nominations made after the rules committee held that a report from the convention nom inating committee was not re quired were the only ones made The nominating action followed a speech in which the attorney generals office was accused of a sudden outburst of law enforce ment in its antigambling drive in order to create a campaign issue above all an effort with manage ment to achieve industrial peace Cant Afford It Work stoppages in vital indus tries are something we simply cannot afford under current con ditions he said Of the public Avoidance of scarebuying The best rule to follow is to buy normally Mr Truman said The current outlook is that se rious shortages of consumer goods will not develop unless they are created artificially by speculative or panicky acquisition of goods far in excess of actual need This rule applies to business buying as well Those of us who are not now called upon to make great sacrifices should certainly in justice to those in the armed services refrain from hoarding or avarice Republicans Deny Raid Was Tipoff Onawa The chairman of the Monona county delegation to the Iowa republican convention in Des Moines last week Wednesday disclaimed the credit or discredit for having given Attorney Gen eral Robert Larson the tip which led to a series of slot machine raids on exclusive Monona coun ty clubs John Beaidsley the delegation chairman stated emphatically that the delegation itself did not sup ply the information which led to the raids We went to the con vention Mr Beardsley said at our own expense and purely for the purpose of helping the repub lican party transact its business We did not go as stoolpigeons If some member of the delegation gave the information as an Asso ciated Press dispatch implied he did so purely on his own initia tive It seems that it now is up to Attorney General Larson to sup ply the name of his informant so the responsibility may go where it belongs and other members on the delegation will be removed from the picture 71 Polio Cases From 3 Counties Des Moines JP Of the 190 polio cases reported in the state to date the department of health reports 71 were reported from just 3 counties The health departments sum mary showed the 3 top counties were Linn with 33 all since July 1 Story 20 and Polk 18 Most of the Polk and Story counties cases have occurred since July 1 Dr Ralph Heeren director of the division of preventable dis eases said that so far this year the trend is the same as that of last July with the number of cases in creasing every week Last year only 124 cases had been reported up to July 23 but 85 more were added the last week Dr Heeren said many of the Story county cases were from Pammel court a residence area for Iowa State college married stu dents north of the campus The warning to stay away from crowded places was reiterated by Dr Heeren He said many persons have mild cases without knowing it and can spread the disease Johnson Cites War Potential Washington of Defense Johnson said Wednesday this countrys overall fighting po tential was greater at the out break of the Korean war than at any time since America demo bilized after World war II Striking back at his critics Johnson added Between March 1948 and June 1950 the actual manpower strength of the armys mobile striking force in the continental United general re increased by 165 ner cent Johnsons insistence on the fit tofight condition of the army navy and air force was contained in a statement prepared for a sen ate appropriations subcommittee considering President Trumans request for more to finance the fighting in Korea and augment defence for the future The hearing had been arranged as a closeddoor affair but John son handed out invadvance of hi appearance copies of his testi mony Johnsons prepared text made no direct reference to criticism voiced in some congressional quar ters about the condition of Ameri can military strength as a result of pentagon policies But it was plain the statement was intended as a reply to that criticism Johnson said the military estab lishment is a sounder mobiliza tion base than any the United States has ever had before that there now is a closely knit team of land naval and air forces The swift decisions during the past 4 weeks to coordinate the combat efforts of the army navy and air force in the far east are striking examples of the benefit of unification in an emergency he said old TOT IS OPERATED AHerton 3 year U1U girl vho lay unconscious between the rails while a passenger train passed over her successfully un derwent surgeryfor a depressed skull fracture Tuesday She is Frances Everman who was thrown between the rails Sunday night a cartrain crash in AFTER THE DALTONS Carutheraville Mo 15 year old boy who admitted wreck ing a Frisco passenger train told officers Monday he got the idea from watching a movie about the notorious Dalton gang Say Yanks ReTake City Near Pusan MacArthur Spokesman Says Line Stabilized Around Central Sector Tokyo numbers of iresh American troops apparently were fighting to stem the North ECorean drive toward the Amer ican supply port of Pusan Wed nesday while the reds maintained heavy pressure along all fronts General MacArthurs headquar ters said that elsewhere along the Line American and South Korean troops held stubbornly to defense positions There was no reference to new American forces going into action Field reports from 5th airforce headquarters said however there was strong speculation that new American troops in relatively small numbers were in use on the southwestern front to halt the red drive toward Pusan An airforce spokesman passed along to correspondents an uncon firmed report that Hadong 70 miles west of Pusan was recap tured by American troops after furious air strikes by jet planes left the city in flames Glossed Over MacArthurs spokesman as serted a continuous line had been established But he alluded only to the short central sector around the battle line from Yongju in the northeast to near Yongdong He glossed over the fact that the whole left flank in the south west has been circled by North Korean forces He termed them insignificant and unimportant Yet these tank forces forge far ther east toward Pusan by the hour although their strength was small The lightning drive in the south was a twopronged led by tanks One pushed to Hadong the other reached Hamyang 45 mies south west of Kumchon Kumchon is a vital communi cations and supply center for two U S first cavalry and the 25th ad vanced positions North Koreans Wheel While American and South Ko rean forces fought fiercely for every mountainous mile on the front arching northeast of aban doned Taejon the North Koreans were freewheeling in the south At only one point was there evidence of a battle A IT S 8th army spokesman in Korea said South Korean marines and na tional police forces had retaken Namwon rail and highway junc tion 60 miles south of Taejon Evidently the communist col umns were moving at they had in their sweep toward the Kum river American and British airmen from two carriers flew more than 100 sorties in the southwest but reported results were negligibledue to a lack of targets Landbased fighters were flying day and night in an effort to stem the red tide Pressure Unrelenting On the front from Yongdong yielded by the U S 1st cavalry division during an allnight North Korean assault Tuesday the reds 8th division continued unrelent ing pressure Associated Press Correspondent Don Whitehead reported the tank led night attack on Yongdong pushed the Americans back fartherthan their planned with drawal He said the defense plan had to be revised completely MacArthur reported the retreat totaled about 3 miles and was orderly Heavy artillery and other weapons were saved Maj William O Witherspoon of San Francisco told Whitehead the North Koreans used several hun dred men women and children to shield a tank attack across a bridge near Yongdong Tanks Herd Civilians He said 4 tanks moved behind the civilians the Americans hold ing their fire The red tanks opened fire after reaching posi tion The Americans just couldnt fire on those women and chil dren said Witherspoon Ah 8th army spokesman said a patrol entered Yongdong Wednes day morning but reported seeing no communist soldiers MacArthurs headquarters re ported the North Koreans contin ued attacks against both the 1st cavalry and the U S 25th infantry divisions in new defensive posi tions east of Yongdong The announcement said that Wednesday morning it was still an indecisive action Favored by sunny skies allied fighters and bombers hammered relentlessly at enemy communica
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