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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 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 Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No Yank Pincer Move Forces Red Retreat Senator Taft Proposes Big Tax Increase Asks More Than Billion for PayasYouGo Plan By FRANCIS M LE MAY Washington Senator Taft ROhio proposed Wednesday a to a year increase in taxes to put the Korean war and Americas rearmament program on a payas yougo basis This would boost the annual tax load to about Jar above the previous 000000 record top in 1945 the last year of World war II The treasury has estimated tax collections this year under present rates at 200000000 Stopgap Only Taft described President Tru mans taxboosting measure now under consideration by the senate finance committee as merely a stopgap with heav ier taxes to come later Meanwhile Secretary of the Treasury Snyder said at a news conference that a comprehensive tax plan will be sent to congress in January and it will certainly include some type of tax to pre vent undue war profits Snyder said he has no personal knowledge of any immediate plan to submit an excess profits tax but said the president has made it known he will move at the proper time to prevent undue war profits In suggesting his payasyougo plan Taft emphasized that not near all the increased tax collec tions would be by boosting rates He said a large part of the in crease will come from a broad ex pansion of the economy in the re armament program No Way Out No one likes to increase taxes the chairpan of the senate repub lican policy committee said but today there apears to be no al ternative in view of the mess in which we find ourselves through out the world and the strong posi tion in which our policy has placed the Russian communists Tafts tax views were set oul in his weekly Washington report prepared for his Ohio constitu ents He did not make specific suggestions on how taxes should be adjusted Senator George chair man of the senate finance com mittee spoke out strongly agains consideration now of an excess profits tax George said conditions may justify one later but it can be effective before 1951 even i pased we want to throw a monkey wrench into the economy KILLED BY GUERRILLAS Manila Sixto Guer ra and 7 members of his house hold at Ibaan Batangas province were killed Monday night by com munist Hukbalahap guerrillas constabulary headquarters an nounced Wednesday Navy Gets OK To Construct Atomic Sub By JOSEPH C GOODWIN Washington navy now as authority to built this coun rys 1st atomicpowered submar ne Also Rep Robeson DVa old a reporter that work will be esumed soon on the 65000ton upercarrier United States And word came out of a special louse armed services expediting ubcommittee that overtime work ir extra shifts may be ordered to ush completion of the nations 85000000 radar warning system Authority for the atomic sub marine was included in a 100000 navy shipbuilding bill igned Tuesday by President Truman Something New The act also authorizes the building of radically new small ombat craft some of them for underwater operations as well as he conversion of a cruiser into a guided missile vessel All told he bill calls for construction modernization or conversion of 112 vessels of different types The objective is to strengthen he navys antisubmarine strik ng power and improve protec ion of harbors and coastline Robeson did not elaborate on us statement that work is to be resumed at Newport News Va on the United States However he big ship for which congress authorized has been enerally cited in naval circles as a potentially valuable arm for de ense against possible submarine attacks on American shipping Work on the carrier still in the keellaying stage was halted more than a year ago on orders of Secretary of Defense Johnson Johnson said his order was made or economy reasons Radar Net Operating The radar network projected to hrow a protecting loop around North America was discussed by air force experts called to a closeddoor meeting Tuesday of one of the special house expedit ing groups The air force reported that the system is half completed and is now operating roundtheclock Prior to the Korean war it was manned only 40 hours a week Congress authorized the system last year and appropriated 348000 to get it started A few weeks ago the air force asked for an additional to speed the work along It calls for permanent radar warning stations in Alaska along the United States coast lines and in other strategic locations in North America All but one of the sites which generally are located high in mountains have been selected it is understood The buildings housing the valuable equipment will be closely guarded B C SULLIVAN ROBERT II BUSH Robert Bush Elected Iowa American Legion Commander Rockford Man Named to Office Sioux City H Bush of Des Moines Wednesday was elected commander of the Iowa department of the American Le gion at the closing session of the organizations annual convention His election was conceded by Leo K Bekman of Ida Grove an other chief contender for the of fice after 8 districts had reported Bush will succeed Marshall F Camp of Cieston as head of the Iowa department The new com mander is 37 years old and is a World war II veteran He is an attorney Bush is a University of Iowa law school graduate He served as a navy navigation officer in both the Atlantic and Pacific He is married and has 3 children Vice commanders elected are Ben Summerwill of Iowa City Otto W Reel of Maquoketa B C Sullivan of Rockford L P Beau mont of Newton and Robert A Knudsen of Fort Dodge H J Laird of DCS Moines was reelected to serve his 26th year as adjutant Rev James A Devlin of Masse na was chosen chaplain Des Moines was chosen for next years meeting SenateHouse Back Dean in Policy Shakeup Washington senate house solid atomic backing committee Wednesday ave to Ozark Gunman Shot to Death Poplar Bluff Mo Harris Ozarks gunman sought in connection with the slaying of 3 and wounding of two other per sons near Eminence Monday night was shot to death by officers in northern Ripley county Tuesday The state highway patrol head quarters here was advised by ra dio that Harris was shot down by Deputy Sheriff Frey of Shannon county Frey encountered Harris who has been subject of one of the big gest manhunts in this area in years near Bennett Junction about 20 miles south of Big Springs State park The patrol said Frey ex plained he recognized Harris when he came out on a road and called to him to hall When he refused Frey shot him the patrol head quarters was advised West Union Soldier Wounded in Action West and Mrs Wil liam V Miller have received word that their son William Jr who was wounded in action during ar tillery fire in Korea July 28 is in a base hospital in Japan and ex pects to be flown to a hospital in the United States His hand is paralyzed from wrist to finger tips He had been in Korea two months with the 5th cavalry di vision Chairman Gordon Dean in an ap parent policy shakeup within the atomic energy commission A round robin signed my the senators and 9 representatives on the committee expressed con fidence in Dean after Carroll L Wilson quit as AEC general man ager with a blast at the commis sion chairman Wilson whose resignation was accepted by President Truman charged in a statement Tuesday that Dean and the commission are taking over control of the atomic program from the general man ager Wont Comment Dean told a reporter he had seen Wilsons Statement and added that while Im sorely tempted to I dont care to com ment on it Senatehouse committee mem bers left no doubt they are back of Dean in taking a strong hand to bring about what Senator Hickenlooper one of the group called a more rea listic program Hickenlooper went further to say that Wilsons replacement marks another milestone in the revamping of our atomic energy program The Iowa senator charged former Chairman David E Lilienthal last year with in credible mismanagement of the commissions accusa tion the committee majority said was not supported by the facts Linked With Lilienthal Linking Wilson with Lilienthal Hickenlooper said I feel that Mr Wilsons resig nation and that of Mr Lilienthal last fall mark a definite change for a more realistic program The job is not finished but a good start has been made It hasnt been much of a secret in congress that Wilson has not gotten along well with senate house committee members How ever under the law his job was continuous and did not require new senate confirmation at the expiration of a term in office as do those of commissioners Dean on the other hand has made a favorable impression on the committee since he took over the chairmanship from Sumner Pike republican who was act inc AEC head after Lilienthal left the post Clark Edging Away From Glen Taylor By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Senator D Worth Clark was inching away from Senator Glen Taylor Wednesday in their nipandtuck race for Idahos democratic senate nomination In 675 precincts of 839 Clark had 23882 and Taylor 22427 a lead of 1455 A 3rd candidate Rep Compton White had 13041 Dur ing the night first one and then the other held a slight margin The race is for a full 6 year term Senator Henry Dworshak serv ing by appointment won the re publican nomination for the 4 year term His two opponents for mer Rep Abe McGregor Goff and Fentress Kuhn Boise businessman conceded The TaylorClark contest fea tured primary elections Tuesday in Idaho Nebraska and Arkansas Taylor ranfor vice president on Henry A Wallaces progressive party ticket in 1948 but this year returned to the democratic party Tuesday night Wallace resigned from the progressive party be cause it condemns the U S stand in Korea Taylors opponents in the campaign accused him of being friendly toward Russia and of associating with communist elements He denied it State Senator Herman Welker continued to hold a slight lead for the republican nomination for the 6 year term His opponents were Gov C A Robins and Rep John Sanborn Claude Burtenshaw Ricks col lege professor clung to his initial lead in a 5 man contest for the democratic senate nomination for the 4 year term Nebraskas republican gover nor Val Peterson won a 3rd term nomination over two opponents All 4 of the states representatives republicans and 1 won renommation Reps OSulli van D and Stefan R were unopposed Walter R Racks Central City attorney was running ahead in a 5 way race for the democratic gov ernorship nomination Senator J William Fulbright and 6 house democrats were re nominated without opposition in Arkansas SOUTH KOREA SIGN LANGUAGE AT hands of U S Delegate Warren R Austin bottom and those of Jakob A Malik soviet delegate and security council president are expressive during Tuesdays session Austin practically pounds the table as he charges obtructionist tactics Malik puts the tips of his fingers together as he listens before replying to Austin Algona Voters Favor Bond Issue bond issue of 000 for a new elementary grade school building was carried at a special election here Tuesday by a vote of 353 to 115 This is about 15 per cent more than the required 60 per cent There is already 000 available in a fund set aside for this purpose BULLETIN Washington senate Wednesday unanimously ap proved legislation which would authorize a drastic crackdown on subversive aliens in the United Stales Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid through Thursday with a chance of afternoon or evening thundershowers Thurs day Low Wednesday night 68 High Thursday near 90 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with a few scattered thundershowers ex treme west portion Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 62 to 66 High Thursday 83 to 88 Further out look Partly cloudy with scat tered showers Friday and Sat urday Somewhat cooler Friday with highs 80 to 82 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday with some scattered showers central and south portion Cooler except extreme south portion Low Wednesday night 5053 extreme north to near 65 extreme south High Thursday 7075 north 80 85 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 91 Minimum 59 AL 8 a m 78 Release Lyman in Cherokee Mystery Death Cherokee M Bud Ly man 49 Cherokee cattle buyer who had been held for question ing in the death of Mrs Neva Andrews 46 year old divorcee has been released County Attorney Harold Grigg announced Wednesday that Ly man was released at oclock Tuesday night Grigg made no further comment on Lymans re lease Lyman who said he took the woman and her mother to dinner Sunday evening has steadfastly denied any of how she met her death He said she was all right when he left her at home at about midnight Grigg said investigation was continuing Several new angles are being studied he added The body of M r s Andrews mother of two sons was found at 6 a m Monday lying near the sidewalk a short distance from her home Her dress was torn Grigg and Sheriff Carl Schleef said the immediate cause of death was shock apparently resulting from lacerations to the lower part of the womans body They said an autopsy showed no indication of criminal assault They have not said whether the death was homicidal Grigg said a coroners jury will hold a preliminary session Wed nesday He said a report on lab oratory tests at Iowa City of the contents of the womans stomach is being awaited Lyman said after he was taken into custody at Sioux City Mon day morning that Mrs Andrews had been taking sleeping pills be cause she was worried about her older son who enlisted in the ah forces about two weeks ago Grigg did riot specify the new angles which authorities were checking Crossing Signal Hearing Day Set at Charles City DCS Moines Citys request that railroads provide pro tection at two rail crossings in the city will come up for hearing Sept 13 at the Floyd county cour house the state commerce com mission said Wednesday The city has asked the IllinoL Central to provide protection a its main street crossing and the Chicago Minneapolis and St Pau to establish warnings at its ET streetcrossing AP Wirephoto U S FORCES MOVE ON CHINJU arrows on southern end of Korean front show U S offensive which Wednesday has moved within 7 miles of Chinju according to one report On central sector North Korean thrusts at Taegu have stalled Some red units were hurled back across the Naktong river near Waegan Troops of the U S 24th division have reduced enemy bridgehead across the Naktong southwest of Changnyong In the north a red as sault drove South Koreans back several miles near Uisong White House Intervenes in Dispute Washington The white louse apparently fearing a rail tieup as defense activities are being stepped aip disclosed Wed nesday it has intervened in an ef ort to settle the dispute over the 40hour work week for conductors and trainmen Presidential Assistant John R Steelman top labor trouble shoot er has been meeting for the past wo days with representatives of he nations major railroads and he unions involved The trainmen and conductors unions with approximately 250 000 members have asked the rail roads to extend to them the same 40hour work week arrangement without loss of pay which was granted to 17 nonoperating rail unions a year ago A 3rd operating union the switchmen struck on 5 western railroads in June The walkout on 4 lines was quickly ended how ever at government request be cause of the urgency of getting supplies to the Korean war front The government seized and ob tained an injunction against the switchmens strike on the 5th rail road the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific A presidential fact finding board last May turned down the request for a shorter work week for the trainmen conductors and switchmen While the conduclois and train mens unions have not fixed a strike date the intervention of the white house indicated the concern over possibility of such a development if the dispute can not be settjed Set Rail Hearing for Eagle Grove Des Moines JP The state commerce commission Wednesday set dates at two towns for hearing on the proposed discontinuance of two Chicago and North Western passenger trains between Jewell and Hawarden Iowa Hearings will be Sept 27 at Eagle Grove and Sept 28 at Storm Lake The commission said the hear ing at Eagle Grove would give the railroad an opportunity to offer its evidence and also be conveni ent for protestors coming from towns west of Eagle Grove in cluding Rolfe SAME Black flar trufria death lit pail houri Wallace Quits Party Over War Sheds Progressive Label in Resignation New York Wallace resigned from the progressive party Tuesday night because it condemns the American stand in Korea The action completed a split that began 3 weeks ago between Wallace and the party that organ ized to run him for president in 1948 Three weeks ago Wallace made public his own support for the U S and UN actions in Korea while the partys national com mittee issued a statement oppos ing the American action Wallace said then he would wait for action of the partys rank and file before making a further move Since then the progressives state party organizations have voted overwhelmingly to back up the national committee Has No Plans Wallace said he had no im mediate political plans He gave his decision in a twoparagraph note to C B Baldwin his long time political aide and the pro gressive party secretary In his earlier statement Wal lace said he did not condone the past actions of cither Russia or the United States in Korea but that since it had come to fighting he would stand with his country Baldwin said there would be no immediate change in the setup of the party Wallace is living at his farm at nearby South Salem N Y He said he would continue some semisci entific semipractical work in plant and animal breeding Wallaces political life often has obscured his rank as one of the worlds leading experts in the breeding of hybrid corn It was also learned that Corliss Lament son of the late J P Mor gan banking partner Thomas W Lament had differed with the progressive party on the Korean situation and sided with Wallace Lament long denounced in some quarters as a capitalist turned to the left is in Europe at present It was said he had writ ten a letter to Baldwin explain ing his views The letter did not constitute a resignation from the progressive party asof the date it was written however Emerson Leaves Too But it was learned that Prof Thomas I Emerson of Yale law school president of the National Lawyers Guild had quit the pro gressive party Aug 3 over the Korean issue Baldwin said he was certain that Emerson and Wallace were the only members of the partys 156 man national committee who had resigned Communists Preparing to Flee Chinju But South Koreans Forced to Retire on North Sector Tokyo AP North Ko reans Thursday retreated be fore U S onslaughts on the southern and western fronts and pilots said the enemy was to flee his south ern base at Chinju U S patrols were only 7 miles east of that bomb wrecked city 55 miles west of the main supply port of Pu san Chinju is the apparent objective of a U S counter offensive on the south coast General MacArthurs war summary said American forces farther south had run into heavy opposition in their attempt to trap North Korean troops by linking up with the main body east of Chinju Pincers Nearly Closed This pincers southeast of Chinju last was reported within 7 miles of closing Gains averaging about 3 miles were reported along the southern front The summary covering fighting of the past 24 hours said two enemy 1600 by tanks were eliminated from one bridgehead on the Naktong river But the enemy still was trying to breach the river line which protects Taegu front line city and refugee South Korean capital 55 miles northwest of Pusan Pressure In the North The enemy was putting the pressure along the front roof of the shrunken allied position in southeastKorea South Koreans were forced to make a twomile withdrawal at unspeficied points on the northern sector the headquarters summary reported The North Koreans also were building up their forces in the Yongdok center on the east coast end of the front While Task Force Kean con tinued its advance in the south ern offensive movements allied troopsto the north punched suc cessfully at the new red threat to Taegu roadrail junction north west of Pusan which the Ameri GETS 10 YEARS Des Moines Spenc er Moore 57r was sentenced Tues day to 10 years in Fort Madison state prison after he pleaded guil ty to breaking into a DCS Moines cafe June 9 and taking in merchandise cans want desperately to hold North of Waegwan a town 12 miles from Taegu the South Korean 1st division hurled the reds out of their bridgehead across the Naktong river The South Koreans said all the tanks put across by the reds were destroyed South of Waegwan the U S 1st cavalry division had thrown the reds back to the river and were fighting to eliminate the bridgehead Lt Gen Walton H Walker 8th army commander or dered the bridgeheads wiped out by Wednesday nightfall Officers said the reds would be unable to reinforce their footholds at night Northerners Off Balance Elements of the U S 24th di vision reinforced by fresh troops from the 2nd division applied heavy pressure on other bridge heads across the Naktong in the area of Changnyong 23 miles southwest of Taegu where the reds sent additional troops and some tanks across These bridgeheads were to be the beginnings of the main red thrust against Taegu The red plan of attack now apparently is thrown off balance Intelligence officers in Tokyo regarded the Naklong crossings in the Changnyong area as a major thrust although 8th army reports minimized them Military men in Washington also showed concern about the Naktong river thrusts viewing them as potentially dan gerous to Taegu whose rails and highway carry supplies and re inforcements needed by American and South Korean divisions man ning the centralnorthern sector Defense department spokesmen said loss of the city would require a new defense line in mountain ous country to the east American planes teamed with artillery to knock out red tanks across the Naktong The fighters strafed North Koreans scramb ling back on the west bank of the Naktong Communists Gain in North In the far northern sector of the front communist forces made fresh gains against the South Ko reans driving them back several miles at a point west of Uisong and southeast of Hamchang 45 miles northwestof Taegu In the northeastared force estimated at two regiments has been filtering down from trie mountains be tween the east coast and the east ern anchor of South Koreans lines around Yongdok In the air carrierbased pilots supported the southern