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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S VOL LV1 Associated Itesj and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 27 1950 HOME EDITION iiiiiir ThU Paper Consists ot Two No 24t Red Force Aimed at American Center New Group To Consult on War Plans LaborIndustryFarm Committee To Talk Over Prices Controls By MAX HALL Washington The govern ment Thursday announced it will organize a 12man national policy committee from agriculture in dustry labor and the public to consult on war mobilization pol icy W Stuart Symington chairman of the national security resources board said his agency is organ izing the advisory gioup The 3 labor representatives will be AFL President William Green CIO President Philip Murray and Al Hayes president of the Inter national Association of Machin ists Symington said labor proposed the committee When asked who the other 9 members will be he said he has not yet had a chance to invite the other members to take part Representatives Chosen In addition Symington has in vited the unions to choose some one to serve as a fulltime of ficial in the NSRB There was a possibility he would choose two AFL man and a C IO man It was this temporary commit tee that tentatively chose Green Murray and Hayes to consult with Symington on policy The temporary committee is composed of 3 AFL men 3 C IO men and one each from the Machinists UniteS Mine Work ers and railroad unions It is not a policy consulting committee and so far it has talked with Symington mainly about the best ways to give representation to la bor on agencies that will be in volved in war mobilization When Symington starts active consultation with labor leaders on policy matters one of the 1st questions sure to arise is that of a wagefreeze Wednesday Ber nard Baruch proposed that con gress put a ceiling on every thing Some government of ficials have the impression that workers might accept a wage freeze if prices and profits were frozen at the same time Unfair to Workers But labor leaders are not talk ing that way now They are fav orable to price and profit con trols but say that a simultaneous freeze of wages would be unfair to the workers because prices have gone up sharply since the Korean fighting began June 25 They also say that prices had risen faster than wages even be fore the fighting started and that a rollback of prices to June while desirable if it could be suc cessfully accomplished which they still not be wholly satisfactory More than one labor organiza tion is planning to come out with a declaration along those general lines in a few days AP Wirepholo BAZOOKA IN armys new tank killer the 35 bazooka is shown in action against North Korean reds somewhere in Korea Smoke whirls from weapon as it is fired The men are not identified Sports Bulletins QUADS SIGN DAY Davenport Peewee Day 25 of Mason City has signed a contract to play outfield for the QuadCity Quads General Man ager Perk Purnhage announced Thursday Day a 1ormer Davenport and Mason City high school star will join the Quads here Sunday when they return to play Decatur He has been playing with the Mason City team of the Iowa semipro league Northerners Charge Mob Manhandling Jackson Miss fP Northern defenders of a convicted Negro rapist who was to have died Thursday in the electric chair they were set upon and manhandled by mobs here Mississippi officials countered with the assertion that commu nists provoked the incidents for propaganda and were seeking to antagonize the south Midbetween these charges and counter charges was 37yearold Willie McGee who was convictecl 3 times for raping a white woman in 1945 and who Wednesday was granted a stay of execution by Justice Harold Burton of the United States Supreme Court The Negros 3rd conviction was affirmed by the state supreme court and the United States high court refused to review the case Two previous convictions had been reversed by the Mississippi su preme court on legal technicali ties Not Critical of Court Burton explained that he had not criticized any court but that justice can best be served by granting a stay Three members of a delegation which came here to plea with Gov Fielding Wright for executive clemency for McGee said they were beaten Aubrey Grossman organizational secretary for the civil rights con gress of New York which the jus tice department has listed as communist group said that soon after the stay was granted he was beaten in his hotel room here Grossman and the congress have been defending McGee Steve Fischer a reporter for the New York Daily Compass told reporters that about 20 men as saulted him and that he go slugged pretty hard Another member ofthe delega tion Radio Commentator Sidne Ordower of Chicago said he suf fered lacerations and bruises when about 15 men attacked him at the Jackson airport Charges Reign of Terror Grossman the delegations chie spokesman and his party left her Wednesday night Meanwhile Emanuel H Bloc of New Orleans one of McGee attorneys but not a member o the civil rights congress declare1 that the state of Mississippi live under a reign of terror Justice Race Jvens G O P Convention Des Moines Iowa re ublican judicial convention to nominate 3 men to make the gen ral election race for justice of he state supreme court will be leld here Friday It promises to e a lively affair The convention began taking on est several months ago when Os ar Hale 83 of Wapello one of he 3 republican justices whose erms expire this year announced his retirement Bliss Seeks Renomhialioii The other two whose terms ex pire are William L Bliss of Ma on City and Norman R Hays of Knoxville Both seek renomina ion Justice Hale is from the 1st clis rict and the district has xmited behind Edmund D Morrison Jr of Washington as its choice for successorship to Hales post Geo raphical distribution of the jus tices is not required by law but it ias been a factor in such nomina tions since 1938 In addition to Morrison how ever there are 3 other announced candidates for the nomination each of whom has some support They are District Judge G King Thompson of Cedar Rapids who is in the 2nd district Franklin Jaqua of Humboldt in the 6th district and Dean Martin Tollefson of Drake law school in the 5th dis trict The convention will open at the Fort Des Moines hotel at 10 a m with district caucuses at which members of the rules and resolu tions committees will be chosen No Recess Proceedings of the convention proper will start at 11 a m with Frederic Miller of Des Moines a former justice as temporary chair man and keynoter The nomina tions will be made from the floor The schedule calls for the con vention to proceed without intei ruption until all business is com pleted Iowa democrats who have no representation on the high bench at present Wednesday chose P J Siegers of Newton Leonard J Ryan of Audubon and Frank Mes ser of Iowa City as their nominees Truman Sees No Need for Price Control Washington Tru man said Thursday he sees no necessity now for wage price and manpower controls He told a news conference that if they come they will come to gether as part of allout mobiliza tion He hopes we will not have to have allout mobilization he added Mr Trumans comments came in response to questions about the proposal from Bernard M Baruch for an immediate ceiling on everything Baruch gave his views to con gress Wednesday The lawmakers themselves appeared divided on his proposal with most members apparently against any allout mobilization right now There were others however who called for fullscale economic mobiliza tion with consumer rationing and wageprice controls Saboteurs Watched President Truman also told his news conference 1 He is not now considering use of the atomic bomb in the Korean war 2 The steps are in the making to deal with any traitors or saboteurs in the present emergency Those steps will no infringe on the Bill of Rights he added 3 The state and defense de partments are working on pro posals for increased military aid to European allies He said these proposals will be presented to congress before it adjourns 4 He did not want to make any comment now on pros pects that it would be better to wait for a few more developments A reporter had recalled that only a couple of months ago the presi dent had said the outlook for peace was better than it had been at any time since 1945 The news man asked if the president still felt that way On the question of wage anc price controls Mr Truman saic he thought his economic message to congress had covered that He said then he would not hesitate to ask for them if he thought they were needed Rumors Fly A reporter said there were Vu mors around Washington that price rationing steps were al ready in the making and were to be set in force by Labor day The president said that wa news to him Another reporter wanted to know whether if prices are rollec back they would be rolled back to the June 25 level as Baruch proposed Mr Truman said he would that bridge when he came to it But such a step he went on is no being considered now At the capitol Attorney Genera McGrath made a plea meantime for quick passage of the controls asked by President Truman McGrath was before the senat baking committee the same group that heard Baruch The attorney general told th senators he believes the power the president seeks are broac enough and flexible enough t handle the situation unless there are more serious developments 39 f NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA AP Wirephoto REDS GIRD FOR KUMCHON arrows show drives of invading North Koreans who are preparing for attack broken arrows from Yongdong area on vital city of Kumchon Elsewhere along the front broken allied forces openBar rows were hitting at red units South Koreans were reported pushing the comnnmists back north of Hamchang while to the south U S troops may have recaptured 70 air miles from port of Pusan Blast symbols mark tallied air objectives ASK RADIO TRANSFER Washington to transfer control of radio station KBOK Waterloo Iowa to KBOK Inc for has been asked by the Waterloo Broadcasting Co SAME Black flag means traffic death in Ui hoars put Three Different Approaches Whos Right Truman Taft Baruch By JAMES MARLOW Washington President Truman Senator Taft and Bernard dif ferent ideas on what we must do in rearming Mr Truman has asked congress for not ernment controls Senator Taft thinks Mr Truman is going too far Baruch doesnt think the president is going far enough Mr Truman and Senator Taft are hoping things wont get worse least soon Baruch wants to take no chances on things getting better He wants the country ful ly prepared and mobilized to meet the worst Reds and Tim To Decide Time will show which is right This countrys fate may defend on the answer No one here can predict it Thats because we cant the shots The communists They can make things bet ter or worse Mr Truman has asked congress to give the government power to do these things Raise taxes control credit buy ing which means buying things on time whether theyre homes or autos and grant wide controls over business and industry For example If it needed steel for tanks tlje government could say just how much would be left for industry to turn out passen ger cars The president stopped there He didnt ask for controls over prices and wages or for power to ration goods and food He said though hed ask for them if he thought it necessary He doesnt think theyre needed now The presidents feelings may be summed up in the following state ment he made to congress Tues day The world responsibilties of I the United States will become still heavier before the united efforts of the free nations of the world produce a lasting peace Taft said that so far as we can see our present situation may exist for 10 years and we may as well get adjusted to that idea but he added I am not at all con fident that the Russians contem plate an allout military attack at any time or that there is any cer tainty of a 3rd world war Agree on More Taxes Although he agrees with the president on the need to raise taxes Taft goes only part of the way in thinking Mr Truman ought to have all the control over credit he asked for For example Taft is opposed to giving Mr Truman specific con trol over credit in real estate deals And as for the general controls Mr Truman wants over business and industry Taft says they go much too far and are arbitrary and dictatorial Baruch who has been an eco nomic adviser to several presi dents wants allout government controls at once including con trols on prices wages and rents He said I propose that Relocation of Highway 18 Is Underway Relocation of highway 18 from Garner east on the north side of the Milwaukee railroad tracks is already under way it was revealed here Thursday in a letter from F R White Ames chief engineer of the state highway commission The work already has been done in surveying the location of the highway from the overpass west of Garner to the Cerro Gordo line he said Soil tests and work on plans also is well under way White reported It is our intention to proceed to let contracts for this grading bridge and culvert work from Garner east as soon as we can procure the necessary right of way and complete the other nec essary preliminary work the chief engineer wrote in answer to an inquiry We expect in the near future to release the plans for this proj ect to our right of way division for the purchase of the necessary right of way The grading and bridge and cul vert work from Garner east to the HancockCerro Gordo county line is included in the 1950 program approved by the state highway commission White said but the program does not include any item for paving Neither does the 1950 program include any grading bridges or culverts on the Cerro Gordo county end of the road the chief engineer said Preliminary sur veys are known to have been made however from the county line east to connect with the new blacktop road between Mason City and Clear Lake we orgmize C47 Plane 26 Aboard Down in Sea Tokyo A C47 military transport plane with 26 persons to include 4 war into the sea Thursday 10 miles south of Japans Oshima island General MacArthurs h e a d quarters announcement of the ditching said one survivor was picked up and others are being sought The 4 war correspondents left the Tokyo correspondents club for Korea early Thursday They were identified in an unofficial list as James O Supple Chicago Sun Times Maximilien Philonenko Agence France Piesse Stephen Simmons Hilton Press and Lon don Picture Post and Albert Hin ton who represented the Norfolk Journal and several other Negro newspapers our resources of men money materials and that whatever hap pens new aggressions abroad possible destruction at home whatever happens the armbd forces can get what they when they need it with the leaft necessary dislocation of the civilians It is the choice of peace or butter of mobilizing our strength now while peace can still be saved or of clinging to petly profits imperiling our freedom and our civilization Shell Rock Soldier Killed in Action Washington defense department issued a new casualty list Wednesday identifying 9 killed in action two wounded and 37 missing The list brought the number of casualties identified here to 57 killed 8 fatally wounded 251 wounded 78 injured and 367 miss ing in action The new list all army personnel included Killed in Pvt Laverne N Smith son of Mrs Ncilie Smith Box 76 Shell Hock Iowa Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Warmer Friday Low Thursday night 65 High Friday 88 Iowa Partly cloudy through Fri day Scattered thundershowers extreme west portion late Thursday night and early Friday Not much change in temperature Low Thursday night 60 to 65 High Friday 84 to 90 Further outlook Partly cloudy and warm Saturday with highs in upper 80s Scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy and warm Thursday night and Fri ers extreme southwest portion late Thursday night Low Thursday night 5560 High Friday 8590 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 86 Minimum 55 At 8 a m 74 House Group Defeats Baruch Plan by 1 Vote Washington hous banking committee by a onevot margin Thursday took Presiden Trumans side against Bernart M Baruch in the controvers over limited economic controls vs allout mobilization It voted 109 against a proposa to substitute Baruchs stringen pricewagerationing controls fo the milder materials and credi controls proposed by the presi dent But Baruchs plan which he presented Wednesday to the sen ate banking committee will tie brought up again when the house debates the control bill This probably will be sometime next week The house group approved presidential requests for a sys tem of compulsory allocations priorities requisitions and produc tion loans to make sure the war effort gets the materials it needs It will take up Mr Trumans credit control plan later Some democrats and several republicans said the presidents program doesnt go far enough President Truman made it known that part two of his tax boosting program will wait until after the November congressional elections He had asked congress to pass a tax in crease now He also wants it to revamp the tax law later to pro vide more billions in federal rev enue He said at his news con ference that after the elections congress must work out what he called a comprehensive and equit able tax program YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 83 70 Frank CroHy Dies Suddenly Iowa Falls Frank Crotty 56 manager of the Highway Lum ber Co died unexpectedly of heart ailment Thursday He was a native of Dumont and came to Iowa Falls from Webster City in 1947 His wife and a daughter sur vive him 3 Columns Vlass Near Yongdong U S Artillery Blasts Communist Infantry Groups U S 8th Army Headquarters Korea line reports said Friday North Korean forces steadily attacked 25th division positions north of Yongdong Thursday but that a major as sault expected against the 1st cavalry division had failed to develop by Thursday afternoon U S forces girded themselves for a possible assault Thursday night latest reports reaching here said Communications from the 1st cavalry division front were delayed several hours By RELMAN MORIN Tokyo AP General VlacArthur flew to the battle front again Thursday as Ko rean reds aimed a massive force at the center of Ameri can lines apparently trying for a decisive breakthrough Associated Press Corres pondent William R Moore re ported 3 large columns were concentrating east of Yong dong in front of the U S 1st cavalry spokesman at General Mac Arthurs headquarters in Tokyo said two of the reds 3 best 2nd and massed in that sec tor Artillery Thunders From a forward post with the 1st cavalry Moore re ported American artillery has opened a thundering bombard ment of communist infantry concentrations The air force sent swarms of jets and mustangs ovef area spewing rockets into red lines and pouringfire into the advancing troops Fifteen miles northeast of Yong dong at Maromyon the 24th regi mental combat team the only Negro combat unit identified in the Korean campaign beat off a communist attack late Wednes day The combat team attached to the U S 25th division is in the defense line that swings north eastward of Yongdong South Koreans Attack To the east in the 200 mile battlefront arc South Koreans at tacked the reds At Hamchang they drove forward 7 miles aided by American planes On the east coast they advanced on Yongdok with land artillery and naval gum supporting them Between the planes and South Koreans using bazookas 6 enemy tanks were knocked out in the hot action which may be the prelude to what appears to be the biggest battle of the Korean war A curtain of U S artillery fire met the attacking reds who aimed their attack at vital supply lines on the road to Pusan U S supply port on the southeast coast 90 miles from Yongdong There had been no report from the Hadong area in red held south west Korea where fresh U S trogps were described as ready to retake the city once it stops burn ing Planes set it afire Tuesday Claims Warship Sunk communist radio broadcast from Pyongyang capital of North Korea claimed a U S warship was sunk off Yosu in southern Korea by coastal batteries The radio said the reds captured Yosd and Sunchon on the south coast inflicting more casualties on the defenders of the two cities At a conference with his top generals in Korea General Mac Arthur the United Nations com mander discussed the looming battle situation Confident of Victory That we will have new heart aches and new setbacks is in herent in the situation he said but I was never more confident of my life than I am now Except for the fresh red erup tion on the central front North Korean pushes were stalled or blunted along the 200mile front This arc protects the United Na tions beachhead that has been whittled down to a perimeter ot 70 to 95 miles outward from Pu san on the peninsulas southeast ern tip HIKERS TOUR CANADA Iowa City 3week tour through Canada will be taken next month by 41 members of the Iowa Mountaineers hiking and climb ing club at the University of Iowa They will leave on the 4500mile trip Aug 12 DIES OF INJURIES Cherokee Harry LamorJ eaux 63 Cherokee druggist and operator of an antique shop died Wednesday of injuries suffered last Saturday in an automobile accident Lamoreaux was injured when he was pinned under overturned truck near Lake Park   

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