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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy NORTH KOREA 4j I SOUTH KOREA iTPUSAN MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 1 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One HOME EDITION iMMir tion One No 253 RED GAINS IN 3 KOREAN pressure all along the imeter North Korean communists drove 5 miles beyond Chinju bottom arrow to within 50 miles west of Pusan Tuesday In a double pronged drive to the north one column rolled 16 miles southwest of the breakthrough at Kochang into Hyopchon while another column pushed Into Chirye Reds also recap tured Yechon at the northernmost part of the line from South Korean forces At Yong dok on the east coast reds still held out against the drive of U S and South Korean forces B29s Pour Bombs on Konan T Munitions Plant Razed by Top Raid By CHARLES CORDDRY United Press Aviation Writer U S Bomber Base Japan B29 Superforts smashed an im portant munitions plant in the area of the North Korean city of Konan Tuesday in what apparent ly was the most successful raid of the war so far The planes dropped more than 400 tons of bombs it was revealed This indicated that about 40 B29s took part Yank bombers hit the Chosen nitrogen company works for the 2nd time in 3 days The plant at Konan which is on the east coast of North Korea produces nitric acid for use in explosives and ni troglycerin air force sources said Largest in East Until last Sunday it was the largest chemical plant in the far Col Claude E Putnam 35 of Jacksonboro Tex commander of the 92nd bomb group flew the lead ship It was as near perfect a mis sion as I ever saw he said Putnams group followed the 22nd bomb group over the target area He said the 22nd left its tar get in flames shooting 500 feet high and smoke billowing up 8000 feet A headquarters release said Putnams group left smoke rising to 15000 feet Part of the bomb ing had to be done by radar on account of the intense smoke and flames which covered the whole area Constant explosions jarred the planes which were above 15 000 feet the release said Capt Metrio Montez 33 of Gardner Colo was group bom bardier He is married and has 3 children He said the target was readily visible and the results were excellent Gunner From Iowa There aras joshing between Montez and Capt James J Mul len 32 cf Spokane Wash who was the radar operator on the lead ship of the group Mullen jokingly demanded credit for ra dar assist Capt Leslie J Westbrin 30 also of Spokane the aircraft com mander was elated by the results He said there was no fighter oppo sition and the light flak was in accurate The gunners included Edward Floch Jr 29 of Plummer Iowa V Leopold Tells Belgians Hell Partly Abdicate By GODFREY ANDERSON Brussels socialistcon rolled Belgian trade union federa ion ordered all striking workers to return to their jobs Tuesday after King Leopold asked parlia ment to delegate his powers to his son Prince Baudouin The king offered in effect a slowmotion abdication With his powers transferred to the young prince Leopold would remain king in name only The prince would become king on his 21st birthday next year if the solu tion proposed by Leopold brought peace to the country Crowds outside socialist head quarters cheered a government announcement that decreed all persons arrested during the past few days of disorders will be re leased The king implied a promise of abdication with these words This attribution of royal pow ers to Prince Baudouin seems to me a necessary step towards the solution which ought to clear the way for accession of the crown prince to the throne when he reaches his civil majority at 21 if as I hope and desire the re conciliation promised about my son takes place Baudouin will be 21 on Sept 7 1951 Some anti Leopold socialist leaders termed the kings offer satisfactory However the trade union federation which had spon sored widespread strikes demand ing abdication called for its regional committees to meet for a fresh evaluation of the new situ ation With Qualifications Leopold had offered Monday to abdicate then qualified his offer with conditions the socialist and liberals termed unacceptable His latest move came as Brussels al ready waited behind closed shut ters for a great motorized protest march on the capital Tuesday by thousands of strikers Organizers of the march called it off immediately after the broadcast of the kings message But the marchers were already in motion and some had arrived in Brussels Marine Army Elements Land in Korea Washington defense department said Tuesday that elements of the 2nd infantry division the 1st marine division and the 5th regimental comba team have arrived in Korea Briefing officers who made the announcement emphasized tha the term elements means tha none of these units is at full strength A navy spokesman said that use of the word brigade would not be too far off in designating the size of the marine unit that has reached South Korea A brigade strength is customar ily about 6000 men Briefing officers said the equip ment of the marines is similar to that available to army nits If they have any secret wea pons which we know nothing about army forces there also have them spokesman said The navy said that the marine force in Korea included elements that were airlifted there Army and navy briefing officer explained that the reinforcement reported to have arrived Mondaj were primarily advance echelon required to prepare the way fo arrival of the main bodies o troops Looking Ahead Mass UR Edward S Rogers has completed 50 his 1st 50 years he calls a trustee of the Lee Savings Bank Dougherty Native Is Alaskan Official Washington J Wade a native of Dougherty Iowa ha been named director of the Ju neau Alaska area office of the bureau of Indian affairs Wad has been in Alaska since 1925 a territory administrator of the NRA as an FBI agent and as de puty Alaska regional director fo the federal security administra tion He is an Iowa U graduate SAME Black flaf mean trartlo death pal H hoiiri Red Army Hits Close to Pusan as New Troops Land in Korea J S Defense Calls 4 Guard Divisions Pennsylvania Oklahoma California Troops Summoned Washington National uard divisions called to active luty to strengthen the armys round forces were announced Tuesday as the 28th 40th 43rd and 45th infantry A defense department an nouncement also identified the wo national guard regimental Combat teams being called up as he 196th of South Dakota and he 278th of Tennessee Here are the geographical groupings of the guard divisions and the points where they will rain The 28th division of Pennsyl vania at Camp Atterbury near ildinburg Ind The 40th California division at amp Cooke near Lompoc Calif The 43rd composed of Ver mont Connecticut and Rhole Is and troops at Camp Pickett near Blackstone Va The 45th division of Oklahoma at Camp Polk near Leesville a the 196th combat team will rain at Camp Carson near Colo rado Springs and the 278th team at Fort Devens near Ayer Mass Wont Send 34th Into Action Soon Fort Leonard Wood Mo The 34th national guard division rom Iowa and Nebraska has tarted its regular twoweek sum mer training session here amid assurances that the men will not o directly irom camp into the army Maj Gen Ray C Fountain of Des Moines commanding officer of the division said Monday the men would get orders to go home d stay for at least 30 days atter receipt of mobilization orders But he warned that they were raining for the championship and should work hard to be ready Gen Fountain commenting on news reports that 4 national guard divisions had received mobiliza ion orders said the 34th division was not one of those called As far as I know we have not Deen called he said I dont an Licipate any orders but the situa tion may change overnight and you never can tell A driving rain pelted down as he men opened their training pe riod Highlight for the 34th will ae Governors Day Friday The present schedule indicates both ov Val Peterson of Nebraska and Gov William S Beardsley of towa will attend Strike at Mason for JO Mile Gain Help From U S Rushed to All Fronts Tokyo Korean red forces moved Tuesday night to within 40 miles of Pusan vital American seaport base in southeastern Korea The red gain was made as more fresh U S troops poured ashore to bolster the allied defenses A dispatch from Don Whitehead Associated Press cor respondent in Korea said the communists were 15 miles west of Masan which is 25 air miles west of Pusan This represented a gain of about 10 miles since Monday Others Develop Other red thrusts were devel oping around Kochang and flam ing Hyopchong in the southern sector and at Adong in the north But no serious gains had been re ported at these 3 points AP Wirephoto RESCUED AND Ferris 65 right sole survivor of 4 persons trapped on an East Dubuque 111 street by a flash flood Monday night is shown with Steve Liddle East Dubuque high school athlete who pulled him from the overturned car in which his 3 companions a man and two women drowned Ferris was taken to his home after emergency medical treatment Russia Tells UN China Seat Illegal Lake Success Russias Jakob Malik took over as presi dent of the UN security council Tuesday and ruled immediately that nationalist China was sitting illegally in the session The United States and Britain chal lenged the ruling France and Norway joined in protest but India announced its support of Maliks decision Malik returned to the security council after a boycott of almost 7 months Under the regular pro cedure he was council president for August and contended he had full authority to rule against the right of nationalist China to sit in the session Malik reached the UN building at p m CST and the council session began 13 minutes later His ruling on China came quickly and the council plunged into debate on his right to make it 2 From Mason City Hurt in Accident Near Forest City Two Mason City farmers were injured Tuesday noon in an auto accident on highway 69 on the north edge of Forest City Charles W Udelhofen 42 route 1 was taken to Mercy hospital in Mason City where he was re ported at p m as still un conscious His injuries have not yet been determined Peter D Green about 40 also of route 1 is in a Forest City hospital suffering from head in juries and a broken nose The auto driven by Green rolled over and landed in a ditch The sheriffs office at Forest City is investigating the accident Boys Charged With Picking Dads Pants Des Moines 16year old boys who police said planned to go to Sioux City and hunt for work after one took from his fathers trouser pocket were arrested by police Monday night Police said the father reported his son stole the money Saturday Detectives Paul Nosson and Wil liam Marohn airested the boys The detectives said the youths still had Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Tues day night and Wednesday High Wednesday near 80 Low Wed nesday night 55 Iowa Fair and pleasant Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 54 to 58 High Wednesday near 80 FiveDay Weather Outlook Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to G degrees below normal Normal high 85 to 88 Normal low 61 to 64 Cool Wednesday Warmer Thursday Cooler Fri day and Saturday Rainfall will average onehalf inch occur ring as showers Thursday or Friday Minnesota Fair and cool Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 45 to 50 north 51 to 56 south High Wednesday in the 70s IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 89 Minimum 56 At 8 a m 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 8 Minimum 6f fbkctagnih f Thats Teamwork Memphis Term Mil ton Herring has a neighbor with a thoughtful husbaad He worked all morning laying a brick wall around a flower bed until his wife made him stop Then she took over in the hot sun Her husband went into the house cnme back with an umbrella and held it over her while she finished the job New City Manager Relieves Hopkins at Des Des Moines The city of DCS Moines started functioning Tuesday under a new manager Leonard G Howell who has been city manager at Madison Wis was at city hall to assume his duties Tuesday The Des Moines job pays a year P F Hopkins former city man ager at Mason City has been serving temporarily in the post His future plans are undecided MidContinent Awarded Port of Parks Route Washington IP The civil aeronautics board Tuesday can celled a permit for more than 3000 miles of air line routes it issued to Parks Air Lines Inc East St Louis 111 and awarded the routes to two oilier com panies The board awarded to Ozark airlines the Great Lakes and Mis sissippi valley area routes and to MidContinent airlines the north central area routes previously held by Parks It denied an application by MidContinent for permission to acquire controls of Parks It also denied all other applications for portions of the routes originally given Parks The north central route awarded to MidContinent in cludes 1 Chicago to Sioux City Iowa via Elgin Rockford and Freeport III Dubuque Waterloo and Fort Dodge la 2 Chicago to Min neapolisSt Paul via Elgin and Rockford 111 BeloitJanesville Madison BarabooPortage and La Crosse Wis Winona Roches teV and Red Wing Minn 3 Chi cago to Des Moines via Aurora La Salle Kewahee and Gales burg 111 and Burlington Ot tumwa and Oskaloosa Iowa 4 Galesburg 111 to Moline 111 5 Milwaukee to Des Moines via Rockford 111 Sterling 111 Clin ton Iowa and Moline 111 and Muscatine Cedar Rapids Water loo and Marshalltown Iowa The decision was the most favorable which could have been given irom the standpoint of the North Iowa community com mented H C Timberlake Minne apolis consultant to the Mason City airport commission We have every reason to be lieve that MidContinent officials will cooperate to the fullest ex tent and that Mason City will have eastwest airline service this fall1 Fort Dodge does not yet have airport facilities he explained and Mason City has been assured by MidContinent officials that they will favor Mason City as an alternative stop Blind Prof On Job Blue Mountain M i s s David E Guyton professof of his tory at Blue Mountain College hasnt missed a class in 25 years because of illness Guyton has been blind since he was 12 years old HIT BY auto driven by Eldon G Nelson 22 Osage landedon iVa roadside ditch and snapped a telephone pole after a collision in a rainstorm with a Hoi shaken up but was not injured The intersection is the same one at which George Kelsh was killed last year The reds apparently hoped to push United Nations troops off the Korean peninsula before suffici ent arriving U S aid could reach them But hour by hour anxiously awaited American troops stepped ashore at a South Korean port Some rushed to the front to brace battered American and South Ko reans who have been shoved back for days by the red hordes from the north These fresh troops included ele ments of the U S second infantry division which landed Monday and two following army units not otherwise identified Weary of Retreating In addition the main force of the U S 1st marine division units was looked for by doughboys weary of retreating An a d va n c e d administrative unit of the marines has arrived in Korea from the United States to prepare for the oncoming leather neck fighting forcesBut they had not been sighted in Korea at 10 p m 6 a m Frontline troops had been given a breather since the reds broke through in the south Monday morning The Americans had braced and dug into new positions Head Toward Taegru The red thrusts around Kochang and Hyopchong headed toward Taegu rail hub on the main cen tral frontline supply route from Pusan Hyoang was set ablaze Tuesday morning by American fire bombs U S planes sought out and bombed red troops in villages hamlets and rice paddies Plane pilots reported the reds kept steady pressure on the north ern front where South Korean troops abandoned Yechon Monday Yechon is an important link on the eastwest highway route across the HamchangAndong front There was fighting in the streets of Andong at sunset But the city was still reported in South Korean hands at that time On the central front the 1st cavalry division reported it was under heavy pressure all Tuesday and made a short withdrawal on its north flank It claimed the de struction of 16 enemy tanks dur ing the fighting Planned Withdrawal The U S 25th infantry division also made a planned withdrawal to stabilize its central north sec tor lines A U S 8th army communique issued in Korea at 8 p m Tues day 4 a m CST said The South Koreans coordi nated United States forces in mak ing a planned withdrawal to stronger more easily defended ter rain The line has been smoothed and consolidated reducing the danger of having salients and of permitting penetration Contact has been made with the enemy and there has been no pressure from the enemy The 8th army reported a build up of communist twin thrusts through narrow valleys toward Taegu from Kochang and Hyop chon It said the Americans and South Koreans generally fell back on the north and central fronts There was no mention in the Tuesday night communique of the southern advance reported 15 miles west of Masan 1st Cavalry Endangered The KpchangHyopchon spear heads joined with a companion movement through redheld Chiryo south of Kumchong would imperil the 1st cavalry front now established a few miles west of Kumchon A general adjustment of Ameri can and South Korean lines in an arc from Kumchon through Han chang and Andong followed the red capture of Yechon key high way city on the northern front Capt Howard L of Sher man Tex one of the pilots who fJew over the fronts said the com munist drive on Andong seemed to have been stopped after some fighting in the streets   

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