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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDI1 ION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV1 Associated Press and United Pren Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 8 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 259 Truman Asks Stiff Spy low Aliens To Report Swimmer Florence Chadwick Cracks Ederle Channel Mark Soys Strict AntiSabotage Rule Needed Washington Tru man asked congress Tuesday for a tighter espionage law and a new law requiring deportable aliens to report where they are and what they are doing Mr Truman said additional anti sabotage and security legislation is needed because communist im perialism seks to weaken and overthrow free nations by working within their borders So he recommended that con gress 1 Remedy defects in present laws governing espionage the registration of foreign agents and the security of national defense installations Power to Attorney General 2 Give the attorney general power to require deportable aliens to report their whereabouts and activities at regular intervals In a 3500 word message to the lawmakers Mr Truman asked them to be wary of any action limiting personal liberty But he said the bill of rights is not in tended to prevent 1he govern ment from maintaining our na tions integrity against subversion or attack Explaining why he thinks stiffer laws and a new law are needed now the president said the present international situation has been created by the rise of totalitarian the totalitarianism of the right and now that of the left Today we face most acutely the threat of the communist move Red Drive Across River Line Threatens Taegu Wirephoto PARALYZED VET WHEELED INTO E Ken nedy 29 Burgettstowii Pa is brought into federal court in Richmond Va Kennedy is ac cused of killing a paraplegic buddy during a quarrel at Mc Guire veterans hospital No Foul Play in Death of Cresco Man J Peckosh Howard county coroner said Tuesday there would be no inquest in the death of William Riekmann 45 of Cres co whose lifeless body was found Monday in the Turkey river at Vernon Springs park two miles south of Cresco The coroner said there was no evidence of foul play When Bert Salisbury caretaker at the park went there Monday morning he saw a mans clothing on the river bank and a car parked nearby He notified Sheriff Percy Haven at Cresco Haven investi gated and called Coroner Peckosh With Riekmanns clothes was a note which said Call my sister at Cresco The sisters telephone HST Wants an Excess Profits Tax Would Involve Levy on Billion General Revenue Hike By FRANCIS M LE MAY Washington associ ates said Tuesday President Tru man has made up his mind to ask congress for a multibillion dollar excess profits tax on corporations This word reached capitol hill as some members of his own par ty threatened to go beyond the president and tack an antiprof iteering levy on the first installment general tax boost the president requested to help pay for arming against com munist aggression Mr Truman did not mention an excess profits levy in his 1st re quest for more taxes at the AP Wirephoto American Woman To Cross By ALVIN STEINKOPF Dover England Chadwick San Diego swimmer conquered the English Channel Tuesday in record time but Shirley May France was forced to give up 8 miles off shore Miss Chadwick who is 31 and a professional swimmer cut the womens record by Gertrude Ederle in 1926 She made it in 13 hours 28 min utes one hour and 3 minutes un der the Ederle mark She swam to Dover from Cape Gris Nez France on a course of at least 22 miles and scrambled ashore through sea weed Thousands of persons lined the white cliffs of Dover Reporters asked Miss Chatiwick if she was all right Yes she said but these slippery jagged rocks are not so goodto scramble over after a long swim Ready to Go Again I feel line and am quite pre pared to swim back When she was only a quarter mile out she had been asked if she wanted to rest her legs No fear she answered laugh Illkeep going now It looks o y another yard or so to the finish She actually did not touch dry land at the end A few feet from the shore line under the 250foot cliffs she clambered into one of her row boats But no one doubted that she had finished her swim and h made it one of the greatest in the history of channel attempts She was not far channel swim the recognized mens record of set by Frances Georges Michel in 1926 3rd American Woman Miss Chadwick was the 3rd American woman to make this miles as the crow flies but actually much farther in swimming distance because of the sweep of tides The others were Miss Ederle and Mrs Millie Gade Carson who crossed in 1926 in 15 hours and 28 minutes Shirley May France the 17 yearold girl from Somerset Mass had been swimming 13 hours 46 minutes when she gave up She was sobbing as she was pulled from the water within sight of the white cliffs Miss Chadwick left France in the darkness 19 minutes ahead of Shirley May A longtime champion swim rected from a central source and committed to the overthrow of democratic institutions throughout the world Try to Block G O P Bill Mr Trumans message appeared to be an attempt to block any se curity bill bearing a republican label and push through one with an administration tag Several measures to combat j 1 cl L L t ic 010 number was also given in the note but nothing more according to the officers Riekmann was single He was employed at farm work He is sur vivedby his mother Mrs Minnie Riekmann 3 sisters Miss Rose Riekmann Mrs Edna Schacht Cresco Mrs William Kuntz De corah and one brother Gus Riek man Lime Springs x Funeral services will be held in the Larson funeral home in Cres co at 2 p m Rev Robert Ahrens pastor of Imman uel Lutheran church will officiate Burial will be in the cemetery at Saratoga west of Cresco House Delays Control Debate for Writing By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST Washington The house Tuesday postponed until at least Wednesday further debate on an economic controls its banking committee worked on a compromise Speaker Rayburn told newsmen he hoped that the house would be in a position to resume consid eration of the bill Wednesday It already has spent almost a week on controls legislation without making any substantial progress Chairman Spence DKy said the banking committee would meet again this afternoon to seek a common ground on which op posing factions could agree He expressed hope that an agreement would be reached shortly There was a possibility that the senate may pass a controls bill before the house does The senate banking committee reached agree ment on a bill last night and that bill is being used as a base for the house committees discussions President Truman would get virtually full discretion as to when or whether to impose economic controls under the senate commit tee plan communism and subversive activi ties are pending in congress Those most widely known are backed by Rep Nixon RrCal and Senator Mundt RS Dak Nixon is a member of the house unAmerican activities committee and Mundt used to be before mov ing from house to senate In 1948 the G O Pc ontrolled house passed their MundtNixon bill but the senate failed to go along This bill required among other things that communists and com munist fronts register with the justice department It looked for a while as though similar legislation would get no where in this congress But the Korean war generated steam for some sort of legislation MacArthur Doubts Jap Volunteer System Would Work Washington Douglas MacArthur said Tuesday it is doubtful that the U S armed forces could accept Japanese vol unteers as proposed by Senator Magnuson In a cable to Magnuson Mac Arthur said the first and logical step in providing for the security of Japan lies in the early con sideration and consummation of a Japanese peace treaty Magnuson proposed in a bill in troduced last week to permit the enlistment of Japanese war vet erans in the American armed forces at half pay and with no citizenship or veterans benefits Denied Permit Man Killed in Auto Accident Iowa City man who was denied renewal of his drivers li cense Monday because of defec tive vision lost control of his au tomobile Monday afternoon and was killed when the car skidded into a ditch The victim was Carrol P Hed ges 25 of Iowa City The accident happened as Hedges and his two yearold son were driving on a gravel road in east Iowa City Hedges was pinned under the side of the car as it fell back down a hill into the ditch His son apparently was thrown clear of the wreckage the high way patrol reported and suffered only a minor cut on his face The highway patrol said Hed ges tried to renew his drivers license Monday morning He was turned down when he failed to pass the eye test break of the Korean war His re ported intention now to call for one was subject of course to de velopments Drive In Congress A drive had developed in con gress to put it into law without his recommendation just as sup port piled up for a similar move ment to give him economic pow ers over prices and wages broader than he requested Senator OMahoney DWyo and Rep Mills DArk each is waiting for the opportune time to call for showdowns on an excess profits tax OMahoney said he had in mind an antiprofiteering levy that would collect about 000000000 a year It is not certain whether some thing bordering on a stampede to take the profits out of war as sponsors put it will be averted now by word that the president himself intends to ask for the profits tax later Mills said if congress is going to authorize ceilings on wages and prices it certainly must put a ceil ing on profits Tax Bill Takes Shape Meanwhile the new general tax built around Mr Trumans began to take shape in the senate finance committee Indications now are the com mittee may approve 1 New levies of about SUWH AP Wirephoto WHERE REDS THREATEN TAEGU AFTER RIVER double arrow shows where North Ko rean forces have crossed the Naktong river and are aim ing at Taegu Threepronged open arrow indicates where U S forces are stabbing toward Chinju in the south and counterattacking against the red bridgehead across the Naktong river southwest of Changnyong On the east coast a South Korean army source said the 1000 commu nist troops or guerrillas were reported within 5 miles ot Pohang Weather Report mer Miss Chadwick completed her 1st race when she was 6 years old In 1945 she turned professional to appear in the film Bathing Beauty with Esther Williams For the past two years while working for an oil company in Saudi Arabia she trained con often getting up before dawn for a twohour swim be fore going to work On days off she swam 8 to 10 hours The res Uurant frm by Miss Chadwicks father in San Diego is adorned with about 75 trophies and 250 Alaskan Housing Strike Denounced by President Washington President Truman joined with Secretary of Defense Johnson Tuesday in de nouncing a housing construction strike in Alaska as one that jeopardizes the security of the United States Johnson emerged from a white house talk with the president to say that the strike of AFL steamfitters and plumbers on de fense housing in Alaska is jeop ardizing the security of the United States And he added I say that after consulting with the president of the United States Then the president approves your statement a reporter asked Yes Johnson said that defense hous FORECAST Mason City Fair through Wednes day High Wednesday in mid 80s Low Tuesday night 58 to 60 Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Warmer southeast Wednesday Some scattered showers north portion Wednes medals by his daughter day beginning Tuesday night in northwest Moderate hu ing projects in Fairbanks Anchorage primarily were fected and af V midity Low Tuesday night 58 to 65 High Wednesday in mid 80s Further outlook Partly cloudy Thursday with showers likely Thursday night Not much change in temperature Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered thundershowers north anc central portion Wednesday Low Tuesday night near 55 north west 65 southeast High Wednes day 7580 northwest 8085 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 84 Minimum 62 At 8 a m 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 96 Minimum 67 Found Dead on Farm South of Emery Monday E R Rosburg 57 route one was found dead in a field in which he had been working Mon day afternoon south of Emery from what Dr R E Smiley county coroner described as a heart attack He was found fay a passerby Reuben Zeismer route one Clear Lake who noticed the tractor that Rosburg had been operating was going around in circles and twice circled out over the road according to the sheriffs office which investigated Funeral services will be held al 2 p m Thursday at the Wesley Methodist church with Doctor Paul A Peterson pastor officiat ing Commital and burial will be at Clarion The body will lie in state at the farm home until the time of services The Eiler funeral 000000 annually on individual in comes to put the total at near a year To do this the committee may follow the presidents graduated formula that would raise the tax bill of some income groups by as much as 20 per cent or it may call for a flat percentage increase across the board for all taxpayers The in creased rates may be effective October 1 to take about 000 from individuals in the last 3 months of this year 2 An additional take of 000000 from corporations by in creasing the regular corporate in come tax rates This would bring corporation taxes to about 000000000 Suicide Over Traffic Ticket Monroe Mich M Pearsall 61 killed himself after receiving a traffic ticket in a minor accident police said Tues See Mystery at Cherokee After Death Cherokee Neva An drews died of shock after re ceiving lacerations on part of her body an official statement said Tuesday following an autopsy into the divorcees death The bruised body of 42year old Mrs Andrews her clothing torn was found Monday a short distance from her home County Attorney Harold Grigg and Sheriff Carl Schleef said in a joint statement Tuesday Death by Shock The official report of the au topsy on the body of Neva An drews discloses that the immedi ate cause of death was shock and that shock was apparently as the results of lacerations of the lower part of the womans body The statement said the autop sy showed no indication of crim inal assault or rape The announcement stated fur ther that the examination did not disclose any bruises or abrasions to other parts of the body The official did not state wheth er the death was homicidal Held for Questioning Grigg said no charges have been filed against anybody and stated that E M Bud Lyman attle buyer reiterated what he lad said earlier in Sioux hat he knew nothing of the death Mrs Andrews He said he last saw the woman vhen he left her about midnight hat he drove to his Cherokee lome to get his suitcase and then drove to Sioux City and regis ered at a hotel County officials and a state agent continued their investiga tion They said a coroners in quest would await further inves tigation including the results of ests to be made at Iowa City Por ions of the womans stomach were taken to Iowa City Tuesday North Iowa Counties Rate in Poster Drive Des Moiiies UR The Iowa Safety Congress announced Tues day it received 993 subscriptions to its safety poster service Mon day making it the biggest day since the drive for subscriptions began July 17 Officials said 11 counties have day 49 who was taken into custody in Sioux City yesterday was being held for investigation only In a 3hour long statement to authorities Monday night Ly man a Cherokee auctioneer and a total of 100 or more subscrip tions Fayette was ahead with 247 followed by Kossuth 183 Hardin 174 Crawford 147 Humboldt 138 Worth 130 Buena Vista 151 Chickasaw 115 Mabaska 106 and Johnson and Scott 100 each The service will begin operat ing Aug 17 Merchants and others who subscribe will receive dis play signs and posters promoting safety U S Counter Blow Gains Momentum But Commie Punch at Central Sector Imperils Position Wednesday UR American troops fresh from United States went into action for the 1st time Tuesday in a grim battle to keep the commu nists from converting a biff bridgehead across the Naktong river into a major break through The communists cracked the Naktong river defense line at 3 places They poured some thou sands of troops into the bridge heads on the east side of the river and struck out in thrusts that menaced the provisional capital at Taegu Tokyo least 9 000 red troops swarmed across the Naktong river barrier in darkness Tuesday and more thousands were massed for a grave threat to Taegu a key to American defenses in the remaining American beach head in South Korea To the south the strongest United Nations counter at tack of the Korean war began to gather momentum again after bogging down at the end of a 10mile plunge to w a r d Chinju against stiff communist opposition The offensive last was reported 12 miles east of burnedout Chinju red springboard for thrusts toward Pusan the main U S seaport 55 miles to the east U S 8th army headquarters in Korea said the red break through the Naktong river line was of pri mary concern now Three com munist regiments slipped across the river and more were on the way At least one tank was across and the reds were attempting to ferry over more armor in the same manner in which they breached other water defense lines in their march down the Korean peninsula 15 Miles From Taegu The new communist offensive was only 15 miles northwest of Taegu Another red prong speared across the Naktong about 30 miles to the south near Changnyong Fresh U S troops were ordered to wipe out this bridgehead Tues day at nightfall Maj Gen John E Church commanding the 24th division ordered the bridgehead cleared out by darkness but later said it probably couldnt be done before Wednesday The fresh doughboys launched a counterattack which plunged FIREMAN KILLED Memphis Tenn fire man was killed and 12 others in jured Monday when a burning warehouse roof collapsed home at Clarion in charge SAME 301 Black flat meant traffic death in put 24 hpuri AP Wirephoto FOR HUNGRY JET ammunition for 50calibei machine guns of F80 jet fighter planes forms a solid pattern on the trailer used to carry it to planes at a 5th air force base in Korea ahead for a mile half way up an important ridge against fierce red mortar and small arms fire and made contact with a company of the 34th regiment already in posi tion on the hill Stiff red resistance stopped the drive there The main fighting on the Nak tong river front was about 30 miles to the north in the vicinity of Waegwan and east of Kumchon posing a dagger threat at Taegu in an area whose terrain might be hard to defend A column of red tanks was reported moving up to the river Marines to the Rescue In the extreme south the U S marines scaled valley walls and battled over rugged hills to rescue the 5th regimental unit from a communist flank attack which temporarily stalled the leather neck drive Red artillery and mor tars raked the American lines as the marines headed south on the highway to Kosang and the 5th infantry regiment turned north west toward Chinju At Chindpng 12 miles east of Chinju American field vehicles rolled over a red roadblock which had stalled 45 ton Pershing tanks after one had been knocked out On the extreme northeastern end of the front the reds exerted heavy pressure against defending South Korean divisions but the attack was reported contained Allied warships off Yongdok pounded enemy installations UN Naval Bombardment Other UN naval forces steamed north for long range bombardment of North Koreas east coast Five American warships including a heavy cruiser struck at Tonchon 125 miles north of the 38th paral lel dividing North and South Ko rea It was the 1st major shelling north of the parallel British Dutch and South Korean vessels plas tered Inchon in the west coast for two hours It is the port of red held Seoul V   

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