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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease HOME EDITION mini Five Cents a Copy SOUTH KOREA MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 18 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 26t REDS MENACE TAEGU YANKS GAIN AT arrows drive of tankled North Koreans who have been stalled in drive on Taegu as mass evacua tion of the city was ordered Reds captured Kumhwa 12 miles north of Taegu In the Changnyongvbridgehead 2 U S forces have driven the enemy back 3 miles in two days In the southVAmerican units 3 west of Masan drove back attacking communist troops South reentered Pohang Former Local Men Held in Minneapolis Affer Loot Found Boone A 5room house packed with thousands of dol lars worth of stolen merchandise has been entered here by officers Sheriff Steve Beaulieu said of ficers broke into the house Thurs day and found the house filled with loot ranging from television sets to lumber and nails Beaulieu said the house was rented by Clifford Easley 25 op erator of a cafe near here and occupied by him and his brother Donald The sheriff said that Clifford Easley and another brother Har old Dale Easley were being held in Minneapolis All of the broth ers are formerly of Mason City No Charge Filed The two were arrested there with a number of typewriters in their possession No charges have been filed either there or as yet in Boone They waived extradi tion and will be returned here There was hardly room left in the house for them to sleep the sheriff said But apparently they didnt sleep much from the evi dence of all this night work The merchandise much of it recognized as stolen from grocery stores pool halls locker plants service stations and other places of business in central Iowa in cluded Television sets cooking uten sils pistols rifles shotguns and ammunition electric clocks radio sets tools clothing electrical sup plies bed clothing cigarets paint lumber nails meat slicers scales and hundreds of other articles The sheriff said apparently the merchandise stored in the house had been accumulated over a peri od of 4 months Valued at Boone police estimated the value of the stolen goods found in the house at Sheriffs from 5 central Iowa counties converged on the house Thursday night to check the goods against reports of stolen property in their respective counties The trail led here Sheriff Beau lieu said after the arrest of the pair in Minneapolis Officers were called when the brothers offered typewriters for sale in Minneapo lis Police here then uncovered the stolen goods at the house Beaulieu said casts made of a tire imprint found following a burglary at Bouton were found to match those of a truck used by the Easleys MODEL PLANE WINS Detroit J Weir of Des Moines placed 6th in the freshman class A speed division of the 4th international model airplane contest by flying his Biodel plane 6304 miles per hour R J Wilson Named County Chairman of Civil Defense R J Wopdy Wilson Friday1 was named by Gov William S Beardsley as Cerro Gordo coun ty chairman in the Iowa civilian defense setup This setup includes 14 mem bers on a state advisory civilian defense committee and a chair man for each of the 99 counties Wilson who has served on a number of civic and community projects here is a past comman der of San Juan Marne post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served for several years as chair man of the Mason City Memorial association To Name County Councils The state committee will be headed by Rodney Q Selby Iowa Development commission director Selbys defense appointment was announced a week ago The county chairmen will set up county councils By the time the state and county committees are organized we expect to have a recommended civilian defense program from the federal government Beardsley said If not we will proceed with a voluntary plan The defense setup will empha size communications transporta tion health fire police utilities vater observation and construc tion Named to the state committee were James J Murphy Sioux City Hal D Rogers Des Moines Dr Walter L Bierring state health commissioner Paul J Houser health engineer Prof arl Menzer Uniyersity of Iowa M S Washburn Davenport Peai1 W newly named safe ty commissioner L E Crowley Des Moines Robert H Bush Des Moines Worth Karnes Ames Erie Allais Clinton Ned S Rich ard Waterloo Frank Quick Des Moines and Alex M Miller Des Moines County Chairmen County chairmen named in cluded James H Adamson Centerville George Heath Waterloo Oscar Gran Storm Lake Ray M Moehn Carroll E A Kelloway Atlantic John Loughlin Cherokee Wilson Cornwall Spencer R A S i n o Clinton John Snyder Adel Rich ard F Plock Burlington Ken neth E Kimberlin Dubuque William S Clark Estherville Alton H Sanders Charles City Stewart Lund Webster City P K Duvall Logan Ernest Zeig Newton Fred Johnson Iowa City L F Albers Fort Madison Hen ry Haegg Cedar Rapids Judge Ray P Scott Marshall town R C Petersen Muscatine Barr Keshlear Shenandoah Free Kealing Des Moines Joe Smith Council Bluffs Clem Werner Davenport Ed J Kelley Nevada E J Van Nostrand Creston H R J WILSON to Slain in Combined Attack by Army Marines Air Force By ROBERT C MILLER On the NaklongRiver Front Korea Nak ong river ran red with North Korean blood Friday as ma and doughboys just about cleaned out the enemy pocket n the river for mopping the 2nd day jf the American offensive Combined attacks by foot soldiers artillery planes and anks slaughtered 1000 500 reds caught in the com iined operation of the 1st marine brigade and the 24th army divi ion some 40 miles southsouth vest of Taegu Every army and marine unit lad taken its objective Friday and the communists fled in panic Before the onslaught Greatest Victory It was the greatest and fastest American victory of the war Enemy dead Thursday were esti FBI Arrests an Engineer for Espionage Washington The justice department Friday announced the arrest of a former U S navy civilian engineer on charges ol giving national defense secrets to Russia It said FBI agents took Morton Sobell 33 New York electrical engineer into custody at Laredo Texas Friday morning He is the 8th person arrested in a roundup of Americans accusec of channeling atom bomb data and other secret information to a soviet spy ring U S Lines Puts Embargo on All Russian Shipments New York The United States lines has placed an em bargo on all Russian shipments after Boston longshoremen re fused to unload one of its vesseL carrying worth of sovie crabmeat On Monday New York Cit stevedores refused to unload a crabmeat cargo from thi Cunard liner Parthia The long shoremen then adopted a resolu tion not to handle goods coming from Russia Leon Yates Ottumwa W A Rck ers Fort Dodge L Dale Ahern Decorah and Dan J Conley Siou City Y k 40000 Red in 2 Drives Aimed at Taegu mated at 500 and an additional 500 to 1000 were killed Friday The ground was littered with enemy dead American casualties were very ow In two days the marines and nfantrymen gained about 7 miles and knocked the enemys crack 4th division out of action A num Der of North Koreans escaped over he river The air force had so many calls t was unable to destroy complete y all the enemy troops fleeing nto the hills on the west side of the Naktong Cooperating in the assault from the skies were air orce jets and Mustangs and ma rine Corsairs By late afternoon the marines iad cleaned up everything but their 3rd and last objective an elephant next to the iver bank One army unit got so far ahead of its supply line that it had to lalt for an air drop Morale High The air force definitely knocked out 3 enemytanks in ab ttle Fri day and two others were stopped n their tracks and may have been cnocked out Added to the 3 definitely de stroyed Thursday by marine anti ank crews the twoday score was 6 tanks destroyed and two probables The last fighting remaining in he bulge was on several ridges just east of the river Ground forces were jubilant and morale was high The i hardbitten leathernecks and the doughboys poured it into the North Koreans hot and heavy and were ahead of schedule in reaching their objectives BULLETIN Washington UR Presiden tial Assistant John R Steelman called a joint meeting of rail road and union representatives at 4 p m EDT The unions which have scheduled walkouts at 5 key terminals were re ported considering1 a fullscale strike against one or more major roads Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Friday night with low 45 to 50 high Satur day 75 to 80 partly cloudy Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night Low Friday night 55 to 60 Sat urday partly cloudy most of the state some scattered showers northeast corner High Satur day 70 northwest 81 southeast Winds shifting to northwest during the day Saturday Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy and a little warmer Sunday Mon day cloudy with occasional showers and turning cooler FiveDay Iowa Weather Outlook Temperatures will average two to 5 degrees below normal Nor mal high 83 to 85 Normal low 58 to 60 Somewhat warmer Saturday Cooler Sunday Warming Monday or Tuesday Cooler again Wednesday Rain fall will average onefourth to onehalf inch occurring as scat tered showers about Tuesday Minnesota Cloudy scattered showers east and south portions Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and cooler with some showers southeast portion in forenoon Low Friday night 40 45 north 4853 south High Sat urday 6570 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 74 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 59 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 62 Russia Baits Germany From West By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Persistency and methodi cally Moscow is campaigning to win west Germany away from the western allies join it to eastern Germany and then incorporate the reunited reich among the satellites The great drawing card of fered by the reds is the prom ise of reunion with eastern Germany now pictured by the Russians but not by oth er observers as a land of milk and honey under soviet oc cupation a goal never absent from the average Ger man mind There are no more nationalistic folk in all Eur ope than these of the reich Germanys former powerful po sition as the military and eco nomic keystone of continental Europe makes this aspect of the coldwar crucially important It is so important that time may record it as one of the decisive engagements in the conflict of the ideologies Frank Admission Western Germany is the defen sive barrier between the soviet zone and the democracies It was disclosed in Frankfurt the other day that nearly all western mili tary men and most officials sta tioned there agree Europe couldnt be defended against Russia without the arming of west Germany Thats a striking experts who not long ago swore that a guilty Germany shouldnt be allowed to rearm Its an ad mission born out of common sense out of the potential dangers of a c61d war which is cold only in the sense that Vesuvius is cold It could get mighty and quick As things stand at the moment the soviet campaign to win west Germany is in what may be called the political the reds carrying the ball The communists are offering all sorts of attractions in their cru sade Among these are advantages supposedly to be gained through trade with eastern Germany under red rule However the east Germany politburo also is concentrating on underground work to sabotage economic recovery in the western zone This is calculated not oply to make the citizens discontented but to embarrass the western oc cupation powers Red Promises Typical of red propaganda was an announcement the other day in the red armys official newspaper in Berlin Taegliche Rundschau This proclaimed a sweeping pro gram for al Germany including the liberation of west Germany The greatest drawing card of all in the red propaganda is the promise of a reunited Germany and nationalism That sounds queer coming from a Moscow which insists that all communist nations owe their allegiance to Russia It must get a wry smile from Generalissimo Tito who got consigned to the red doghouse because he clung to nationalism for Yugoslavia Still these specious promises have a welcome ring in some Ger man ears for if anything is cer tain it is that the reich one day will be reunited Ive spent a lot of time in Germany and one of my most vivid impressions re volves about the intensity of the nationalistic feeling and pride of uber allies The big question about the soviet campaign in western Ger many is when if at all the red political activities may be con verted into physical action Thats a development which most of the world doesnt want to see but one which the western nations are preparing to counter v AP Wirephoto READY TO SOUND S soldiers their alarm siren at hand keep watch for approaching reds as planes evacuate men and equipment from Pohang airfield at the South Korean front Enemy approach made the field in operable Cpl Charles W Edmonson Cleveland Ohio uses binoculars as Cpl Jessie W Southerly Keyser W Va watches Gen Collins Sherman Fly to See MacArthur 1 Washington General J Lawton Collins and Admiral For rest P Sherman the top army and navy leaders will leave by air Saturday for Tokyo Announcing this Friday an army spokesman said the trip will be made to determine needs and see whats going on Its nothing extraordinary he said The trip is in line with the practice of xisiting the field All of the chiefs make such trips as frequently as they can In reply to a question the spokesman said there had been no request from General Mac Arthur for Collins and Sherman to make the visit The army chief of staff and the navy chief of operations are to leave Washington at 6 am CST Saturday Collins and Gen Hoyt S Van denberg chief of staff of the air force made a similar trip to Japan and Korea in midJuly An air force spokesman said he presumed the reason why Van denberg will not accompany Col lins and Sherman on Saturday is that Lieut Gen Lauris Norstad acting vice chief of staff of the air force returned only a few days ago from a trip to the battle zone The prospective visit of Collins and Sherman was announced at the pentagons regular forenoon briefing session on war develop ments As to the Korean fighting the army spokesman said the main communist threat continues to be the concentration between Waeg wan and Kunwi aimed at Taegu Apparently the spokesman said the situation is not alarming Mason City 2nd Coldest Spot in State Friday Des Moines mercury got down within shivering dis tance of freezing at one point in Iowa this August morning It was a fallish 39 in Spencer early Friday as a mass of cool air moved southeastward across the state Michigan reported be low freezing Friday morning The chilly was the latest of a number during this unusual ly cool Iowa summer The tem perature dropped to 42 at Mason City 45 at Atlantic and 49 at La moni The weather bureau said Fri day temperatures probably wouldnt go much beyond the micl70s It forecast temperatures two to 5 degrees below normal during the next 5 days Rainfall will average to inch the bu reau said SAME Black fU meani trafflo leith In Bktt 24 hour US Demands Unified Korea Before UN Lake Success security council Thursday night heard a U S demand that any Korean set tlement provide for a unified in dependent country Later the coun cil adjourned until Tuesday Chief U S Delegate Warren Austin made his countrys major policy statement at Thursdays public session Austin said the primary U N objective in Korea must be cessa tion of hostilities But the Korean people expect that when their Gethsemane has passed they wil all have the right to freedom anc unity he declared In a brief reply Malik made new assertions that the U S is trying to extend the scope of the war He charged that proposals for a uni fied postwar Korea were only to hide civilian deaths from U S bombing The Soviet Union he declared will not use its influence in the American way the way Secretary of State Acheson uses it with South Korean President Syng man Rhee Sharp Exchange Truman Wherry Lights Fire By JACK BELL Washington exchange of sharp words between President Truman ana Senator Wherry R used the expression contemptible piled more fuel Friday on the political fire blaz ing in congress over the adminis trations foreign policies Mr Truman took sharp issue at Thursdays white house news conference with a senate state ment by Wherry the republican floor leader that fhe blood of Americans dying in Korea is on t h e shoulders of Secretary of State Acheson Permitting reporters to quote him directly an unusual proced ure the president said That is a contemptiblestate ment and beneath comment Two hours later Wherry fired back that the presidents failure to remove Acheson after repudi ating his stupid foreign policies is contemptible It was Achesons consistent ap peasement and coddling of Russia that paved the way for the Mos cowdirected communists to ov errun China and for the Moscow directed North Koreans to spring upon the republic of South Ko rea the Nebraska senator de dared in a statement At Cleveland Senator Taft R Ohio joined in saying My chief criticism of the ad ministration is that I dont think they have a plan and know where they are going And they havent told the people Wherrys view that Acheson policies were repudiated by the presidents action in Korea was shared by Senator Stennis D Stennis told the senate Thurs day that there ought to bera clear statement of Americanaims and suggested that congress write one if it isnt forthcoming from the administration He said the American people are in the dark when the only light before us as to policy is the former policies of our present secretary of state which were repudiatedby our march into Korea Northerners Get Licking Near River Advance on Capital Halted 12 Miles Above City by Allies By RELMAN MORIN Tokyo Allied troops tanks artillery and air bombs turned two red Koiean thrusts 42000 men away from threatened Taegu city Fri day South of Taegu a crack red Korean division took what an American general called a hell of a licking at the hands of U S marines and infantry men 500000 Civilians Leave The city itself was turned into a steelrimmed fortress by an allied evacuation order sending more than a half mil lion civilians trekkingaway as refugees The South Korean govern ment also was sent away to establish its new refugee cap ital somewhere The war swollen populace was removed mainly so it would not get underfoot in military operations and to reduce the possibility of up risings by infiltrated commu nists among the refugees General Church said the marineinfantry attackers in his sector may have envied the North Korean 4th divisions fighting days I think everything has gone very well said the general Describes Flight He the enemy certainly has taken a hell of a licking Thats certain I dont think that red 4th division will do much fight ing for a while What I would like to do is de stroy that division entirely The flight of the escaping North Koreans was reported by Sgt Benjamin Schofield of Des Moines He watched their flight from a high ridge overlooking the river Schofield said There were hundreds of gooks running helter skelter in retreat Theyre trying to get across the river any way they can They arent carrying weapons They left them behind Marine Corsairs strafed and bombed the reds as they tried to to the west bank of the river Earlier in the day the ma rine pilots had reported attack ing reds in about battalion strength trying to cross Advancing marine infantrymen flushed many North Koreans from hiding places in the gullies and paddy fields A spokesman for the U S 24th infantry division said the Ameri cans had moved up 3 miles in 36 hours of fighting and now com manded all the strategic ground in the Naktong bend 5 miles be low Changnyong Win All Along Line Maiines on the southern crest and doughboys on the northern now occupy both ends of a saus ageshaped hill commanding the rivercrossing bridgehead set up 13 days ago by 12000 reds The victory southwest of Taegu was the sharpest in a day of win ning for allied forces all along the line In a counterattack led by tanks American and South Korean troops lashed out at 3 red divisions that were stopped on their move to ward Taegu from the north Fortyfive ton Pershing tanks were used in the counterattack spearheaded by the U S 27th regiment and the South Korean 1st division The South Korean 6th division had lost contact Friday night with redsit had held1 before Taegu One Battalion Breaks S marines and 24th infan try division troops gained up to 3 miles in the Changnyong sector and chased terrorstricken and weaponless reds back across the Naktong in droves One battalion of about 1000 communists broke for the western bank of the river first They were followed by others Some comrnunists voluntarily crossed over to American lines and surrendered Pohang and Kigye on the Ko rean east coast were recaptured by South Koreans In the deep south at the other end of the line the U S 25th in fantry division turned back a dawn attack by the North Ko   

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