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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 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 LV1 Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 12 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 265 North Koreans Ready Attack onTaegu Passage of Control Bill Is Assured Support of Senator ives Seen Clinching Votes for Measure Washington Senate ad ministration leaders said Saturday support by Republican Senator Ives virtually clinches passage of a bill giving President Truman authority to invoke wageprice controls and rationing when he sees fit Democrats in charge of the measure said they figure the New 4Jforkers warm backing of the bill made rally enough G O P votes to assure a comfortable margin on the final ballot expected next week Ives Spikes Revolt Administration leaders said they believe Ives already has spiked a move by some of his republican colleagues to whittle down the broad powers the bill would con fer on Mr Truman The house on Thursday passed a similar measure by a whopping to 12 I think we are going to get this bill through the senate with only a few minor changes said Senator Maybank DS floor manager of the measure Maybank predicted defeat for an amendment by Senator Taft R Ohio which would knock from the bill a provision giving the president a free hand to decide whether and when wageprice rationing controls should be im posed Up To Congress Tafts proposal is to let congress make those decisions later The Ohioan chairman of the senate republican policy committee told the senate Friday there is no need for such controls now He added that if congress is going to au thorize them it should at least retain the right to say when they Reds Send New Troops Across Naktong River in Two Sectors AP Wirephoto NO LAGGARDS FOR THIS and weary GIs answer mail call on the fighting front in South Korea Their attention is riveted on the mail clerk as he sorts through the letters from home Young fighting man at right is a picture of expectancy Churchill May Inherit Job of Unifying Europes Army should be used Mr Truman did not ask for a u t h o rity but he has said he would be glad to have it if congress also gave him full discretion as to whether and when to use the power Made Chairman of Iowa Safety Succeeding Frank Nye Des Moines Safety Commissioner Alfred Kahl re signed Friday as secretary of the Iowa Safety congress and imme diately was made chairman of the organization He explained that his duties as secretarymanager of the Iowa Automobile Dealers association which position he will take up Sept 1 will not permit him con tinuing as secretary The organi zations board of governors felt that in view of his activities in behalf of the congress and his background he should become chairman Kahl succeeds Frank Nye of Cedar Rapids who has been serv ing as acting chairman since the formation of the congress several months ago Nye is chairman of the fire safety section of the con gress The board of governors met in advance of a statewide rally Fri day night The rally was a kickoff event preceding the congress drive right campaign scheduled ijjor Aug 22Sept 5 The objective is to save at least one life per day over the average of 27 traf fic fatalities during that period Governor Beardsley Friday night described the new lifesav ing campaign by the Iowa Safety congress as the first statewide ef fort toward a continuous pro gram of safety education He emphasized that two major immediate goals are the drive right campaign to save a life each day and the safety poster campaign to place a safety mes sage in every office and business The meeting was told 8883 stop signs have been distrib uted Eleven counties have ex ceeded their quotas They are Hardin Kossuth Fayette Brem er Chickasaw Humboldt Worth Monona Shelby Greene and Louisa The Estherville delegation at the meeting reported its county objectives include the mowing of weeds and cutting down of corn at dangerous intersections By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Versatile Churchill may have talked himself inadvertently into another job which will rival his historic leadership of Britain dur ing the late war The famous stateman Friday in troduced a formal motion in the European consultative assembly at Strassbourg for a unified Euro pean to proper democratic defend the west against Russia He didnt say so but such a historic de velopment naturally would call for a director of supreme capa bilities and possessing the confi dence of the whole western world Need Single Minister Who could fill that place Two days earlier former French Pre mier Paul Reynaud gave the as sembly more than a hint of what is in some minds He declared that what Europe needs is a single defense minister Then pointing dramatically to Winston Churchill a few seats away Rey naud added It would not be necessary to look beyond this assembly to find and asked the assembly to as sure our German friends that we shall hold their safety and free dom as sacred as our own That speech might strike a note which would make Reynauds sug gestion come true Should Churchill be called to fill such an unprecedented posi tion he would of course bring to it qualities and experience such as few men possess His experi ence in world affairs both mil itary and political is vast Churchill also has the leader ship necessary to hold together and get cooperation from a group of nations which are jealous of their prerogatives His gift of leadership has struck me as some thing of an anomaly Political Lone Wolf When I first started watching Churchill at close range more than 30 years ago he was a good deal of a lone wolf politically As a member of parliament he ex ercised his great gift of oratory and debate rather indiscriminate ly against his colleagues Churchills opponents frankly were afraid of his clever caustic tongue although they admired his Iowas 194th Field Artillery Called to Duty DCS Moines Iowas 194th field artillery battalion has been alerted for induction Sept 11 the governors office has an nounced The 194th a 155 millimeter how itzer outfit commanded by Lt Col Elmer P Lindhart of Humboldt i the 1st Iowa national guard unil to be called to service since the outbreak of the Korean war As the word reached the men ol the 194th now on their annual twoweek encampment with the 34th division at Fort Leonard Wood Mo they greeted the call with mixed reactions Sgt 1st Class Dahrl Clabough Estherville 31yearold veteran of the South Pacific fighting in World war II reported that some of the men took it pretty happy Older Men Not Happy He added however that the older men werent so happy about it When youve got a family like I have to look he shook his Warehouse Fire in Mason City Quickly Controlled A roof fire which at first ap peared quite serious broke out at the GambleRobinson company grocery warehouse 502 Delaware S E Saturday at about p m The off shift of the Mason City fire department was summoned and the blaze was quickly brought under control An overheated pea nut roaster was said to have been the cause of the fire Firemen chopped holes in the roof and poured water on the flames to stop what Fire Chief James Kelley said might have been a disastrous fire Exact dam age caused by the blaze has not been determined B29s Drop 550 Tons on Rail Center By FRANK TREMAINE Tokyo waves of B29s cascaded 550 tons of bombs on a key North Ko rean port and railway center only 17 miles from the soviet border Saturday in an at tempt to choke off Russian arms for the North Korean communists The superfortresses at tacked Rashin North Koreas main port of entry for soviet war supplies in mass forma tion from the sea Friday aft er lining up their targets by radar the far east air forces said It was the closest American strike yet to the Soviet Union Rashin lies in the northeast corner of North Korea 17 miles from the southeast tip of Russia and only 120 miles southwest of the big soviet base of Vladivostok Although results were not ob served officers who took part ex pressed confidence that the targets had been hit The far east air forces said Rashin also known as NajinDong is of vital importance to the com munist war effort in Korea as the principal transportation center for supplies coming into Korea from the sea as well as rail cargo from the north The B29s attacked from the sea to avoid passing over soviet territory at the end of their bomb runs 4 39 m 700 Enlisted Iowa Reservists Report Sept 75 Des Moines Sevenhun dred enlisted army reservists in Iowa will be returned to active duty by Sept 15 Col Granger Anderson chief of Iowa military district announced Saturday Thelowans will be among the first of 62000 enlisted reservists the army has ordered to active duty during September and Octo ber BAME k liar meani traffic death In 24 capabilities He always filled the house of commons when he spoke He had held various ministerial posts with distinction Surely he could be prime he had the gift of leadership Then came World war II and in the emergency Churchill dis closed a leadership which has re corded his name in history So now it perhaps isnt strange to find the European consultative as house of the un official parliament for a united western Europe hearing him mentioned in connection with the projected army Arm West Germany A highly controversial aspect of this army proposal is that west Germany be rearmed as an es sential for defense against an at tack from the east This idea is a reversal of the mighty oaths the allies took at the end of the war that Germany shouldnt be al lowed again to rearm France has been particularly hostile to it and Germany herself has viewed the project with disfavor German political chiefs havent forgotten how the military clique took over power in days gone by So it is of more than passing interest that west German dele gates should have been present in the assembly when Churchill spoke and that he should have welcomed them He went further head and left the sentence un finished Cpl Joyce Fredericksen 18 of Estherville however said Id rather go now than 6 months from now Id be right in the middle of another year of junior college Colonel Lindhart said that the alert was no surprise to us There is a nasty job to do We just hap pen to be one of the 1st ones called The battalion consists of a Headquarters Battery at Spencer Service Battery at Algona Battery A at Humboldt Battery B at Mapeton and Battery C at Esther ville None of these towns had national guard units prior to World war II Col Lindhart said the battalion which will return to its home base Saturday will start immediately to enlist full wartime strength of 44 officers and 636 enlisted men The battalion will go on a schedule of 3 drills a week NonDivisional Unit The Iowa men will be in camp by Sept 15 Col T W McMahan adjutant of the Iowa military dis trict added The men being called are en listed men of the army reservo who are not assigned to organized reserve units They arc members of the volun teer and inactive reserve Volun eer reservists are those who do not belong to units but are earn ng some retirement points through limited activity Inactive reservists are those who signed up in the reserves but who have not been active at any time Knight Orders Switchmen Not To Renew Strike Buffalo N Y Federal Judge John Knight has ordered the Switchmens Union of North America not to renew its strike against the Rock Island railroad during a current dispute Judge Knight Friday granted a government plea for a preliminary injunction extending a temporary one granted previously The court held that the Korean war greatly emphasizes the nec essity of the continued operation of this railroad The Switchmens union is seek ing a 40hour work week at the pay its members now get for 48 hours Government mediators are seeking to settle the dispute Brig Gen Charles H Grahl adjutant of the Iowa national guard said there was no indica tion where the unit would train He emphasized that the 194th is a nondivisional unit and not a part of the 34th Red Bull di AP Wirephoto ALLIED FORCES FACE KOREAN ar rows show where U S and South Korean forces struck at communist invaders along Korean front U S forces A strengthened positions within two miles of Chinju Along the Naktong river line allied units fought two North Korean attempts to carve bridgeheads across the north of Waegwan and near Tuksong Defenders counter attacked in heavy fighting at Pohang C where U S troops still hold the airfield and port facilities outside the town proper Reds continued pressure above Uisong in the north Draft Call for 42 Received County Board Office Moved Waterloo Soldier Wounded in Action Washington Teddy C Whitesell son of Mrs Hazel Inez Whitesell of Waterloo has been wounded in action in the Korean area the department of defense said Saturday Pfc Francis J Walker son of Mrs William Walker of Prairie burg Iowa has been injured in Korea the departments casualty list showed been tremendously vision I have pleased with the 194ths training at Fort Leonard Wood and I feel the battalion will be a credit to Iowa Gen Grahl said Lt Col Lindhart said the morale of the unit is very high He said he hoped young men of the towns of the 194th would quickly help fill up the ranks He said recruiting would begin as soon as the unit back at its home station A 3rd call for 42 selectees for induction in the services has been received for Sept 5 it was an nounced Saturday by the Cerro Gordo county draft board Another group of 24 men will leave Monday morning for Des Moines for their physical examin ation The selectees will meet at the Jefferson bus station at a m The quota for the county in the 1st call received was 18 but only 16 men were furnished for physical examinations on Aug 2 Two other announcements were made Saturday by the Cerro Gordo county board made up of George B Dunn Hines Mount and Leslie R Whipple Katherine Jane Wells has been appointed clerk of the board to succeed A J Feeney Miss Wells has had 6 years of experience with the draft board having served as chief clerk of board No 2 during he last war Recently she has en employed by Iowa Hardware Vlutuals The office of the board will be moved Monday to its former lo cation in room 307 of the post office and will be open full time New hours will be from 8 a m to noon and from 1 p m to 5 p m Temporary offices had been main tained at 19i N Federal The new phone number is 510 AP Wirephoto DEATH FOLLOWS KISS E Vosyka 21 Oak Park 111 receives kiss from admirer Joan Renegar 3 who was one of 12000 spectators as Vosyka crashed to his death as he piloted a racing plane in the con tinental trophy race at the international air fair at the DetroitWayne airport Friday Both wings of his midget plane collapsed as he rounded a pylon Charles City Soldier Missing on Korean Front Charles City Clyde E Steele 23 son of Mr and Mrs Charles Steele route 4 is miss ing in action in Korea He is the 1st Charles Citian reported miss ing in the conflict Corporal Steele has been miss ing since July 19 according to an army department telegram re ceived Friday by his parents A 1944 graduate of Charles City high school he is a veteran oJ World war II CHARITON BOY KILLED Des Moines state high way patrol reported Saturday the death of William Farrell Speck 16 of Chariton in a highway ac cident near Alvord Friday The patrol report said Speck was struck by a motor vehicle on a highway 2j miles northwest of the Lyon county town KATHERINE JANE WELLS Draft Board Clerk Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with oc casional showers Saturday night Low Saturday night about 60 High Sunday 7580 Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday night Low Saturday night 55 65 Partly cloudy Sunday with showers in extreme south High Sunday 7478 Further outlook Partly cloudy to cloudy Mon day and Tuesday Temperatures continuing below seasonal nor mals especially in daytime Minnesota Fair north partly cloudy south Saturday night and Sunday Continued cool Low Saturday night 4550 northeast 5458 southwest High Sunday 7578 southwest and near 70 northeast except near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 73 Minimum 60 At 8 a m 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 71 Allies Hold Airfield at Port Town By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo AP North Ko rean reds poured heavy rein forcements across the Nak tong river Saturday on the central front of the Korean battle line A communique from Gen eral Mac Arthurs headquar ters early Sunday said a North Korean prisoner of war re ported 3 regiments of the red 4th division had streamed across the river in the Chang nyong and Waegwan sectors the middle of the central front To meet the mounting red threat units of the U S 25th division rolled northward from the southern front Two communist roadblocks near Miryang 16 miles east of Changnyong hampered American vehicle and wire communication the comuni que said The battle for Pohang east ern anchor of the allied line was quieter Saturday night Allied forces still held the vital airfield 6 miles south east of the port town a n d American planes were using it Half in Red Hands Pohang itself appeared to be half in red hands and half a flaming no mans land Correspondent Leif Erickson reported from 8th army head quarters that American of ficers were confident of hold ing the airfield and recaptur ing Pohang Associated Press Photographer Max Desfor reported from Pohang that American tanks led a South Korean patrol into the center of the city without drawing serious fire A few enemy troops quick ly disappeared Desfor said He reported there was no communist fire hitting the airstrip Along the Nakteng river line 50 miles west allied forces hurled back two new red thrusts across the Naktong river in the Waeg wan area near Taegu Set Road Block In the Changnyong area to the south the reds set up a road block between Yongsang 8 miles south of Changnyong and Miryang 16 miles to the east This was con siderably south of the 24th divi sions position Erickson said the evident pur pose was to drive against the 24th from the east while it was fight ing a frontal attack along the Naktong Col John Mike Michaelis who commanded the main task force in the drive toward Chinju led the reinforcements northward The 24th division Friday whittled down the bridgehead and gained more than a mile along the 3 mile front in an attack that carried one Yank column to the river AP Correspondent Leif Erickson said the reds in battalion strength crossed the river in darkness and tried to set up a foothold beneath closerange sup porting artillery fire Of this force 150 were killed and the others thrown back by late afternoon First cavalry headquarters said the North Koreans crossed at a wrecked bridge near Tuksong A part of the communist force infiltrated lines of the 7th regi ment and took up positions behind the Americans Then other red infantry launched a frontal attack and the 1st cavalry met it with bayonets Force in rear came out of hiding simultaneously On the Run Other elements of the American division were rushed in to pro tect rear of 7th Both red forces were routed and as they ran back toward river American artillery zeroed in on the bridge The reds threw a heavier force across the river at the same time about 5 miles north of Waegan A battalion of troops led by 10 tanks reached the east bank and hit the Is South Korean division Erickson said 5 of 10 tanks re portedly in action were knocked out Saturday morning and the drive was stopped But he said the other 5 tanks still roam the cast bank A headquarters spokesman said reports received at midnight Fri   

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