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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 22 1950 This Paper Consists ol Two One Hold All Red Attacks on 120Mile Line Truman Gets Controls and Mobilization Senate Votes 853 After Writing In Some Restrictions Washington Overwhelming approval of a home front mobilization bill virtually assured President Truman Tuesday the power to invoke wageprice rationing controls and otherwise gear the nation to a wartime foot ing The senate passed the emergen cy measure Monday night by a whopping 85 to 3 vote It did so after writing in some restrictions on the presidents authority which administration forces battled against in vain The senate bill and an economic controls measure which the house approved on Aug 10 are vastly different in some essential details but both authorize Mr Truman to Impose wageprice curbs and other inflation controls So the bill which finally goes to the white house after a senate house conference committee irons out differences between the two versions certainly will carry wagepricerationing authority Must Impose All Overriding vigorous administra tion opposition the senate voted 50 to 36 to require the president to invoke wage and price controls si multaneously and virtually across the board if he imposed them at all The amendment was sponsored by republican Senators Bricker Ohio and Wherry That directive killed a section of the administration bill which would have let Mr Truman put wage and price controls into effect on a selective basis if he cared to In advance of any overall program Under that plan he would not have had to invoke general wage ceilings until a substantial part of the economy was under price con trol The house bill permits selective controls On the other hand the senate refused to strip from the bill all of the authority for wage and price controls An amendment by Sena tor Capehart RInd to do that 2 New Rail Strikes Hit Key Cities Estimate 50000 Men To Be Put Out of Work Washington of striking railroad unions were re called to the white house at p m Tuesday in an attempt to break the unionmanagement wage dispute deadlock This was the second white house meeting Tuesday for the union negotia tors Washington railway workers struck Tuesday ignoring a white house plea to stay on the job The new strikes are in Pitts burgh and Chicago Like those called Monday in Louisville Cleveland and Minne apolisSt Paul these are 5day token strikes The idea is to call attention to a wagehour dispute that has dragged on for 17 months All the strikes are comparative ly small but they are in such key spots union leaders have estimated they will put 50000 men out of work An attempt to settle the dispute AP wirephoto Monday night dragged on until DANGEROUSU S marines cover wounded North Korean soldier as he hoists after got nowhere on stretcher on Naktong river sector of Korean front Prisoner was flushed out Nevertheless President Trumans On Ull iiiaivuuiig tnr 1jVvrvr ndcrntiafnr John R Steel clutching automatic capons Search of WdghlnDisclosed U S watch lighter and other items apparently taken from a dead American soldier i The 6 Debate 8 Hours vote on the senate bill came after 8 hours of debate and balloting on about 30 amendments many of them comparatively mi nor and technical On the final ybte only 3 repub licans voted against the Malik Calls UN Force in Korea Bluff Lake Success Jakob A Malik charged Tuesday that the United Nations force in Korea is a colossal international jluff and said such bluffs had jeen unmasked by Russia before This is only a colonial war against the freedom loving peo ples of Asia the soviet deputy oreign minister told the security council in a new b 1 a s t at the United States Malik said the United States claimed 53 nations were helping her light the communist North Koreans but there is only one colonial her dominions helping Maliks speech apparently was aimed directly at the ears of the millions of Asians who have been Ministers Son Bock in in After Auto Theft AP Wirephoto ators Ecton Malone Nev and Williams Besides the wagepriceration ing authority and the allocation and priorities powers the measure provides for 1 Control of consumer credit and credit covering new construc tion and major remodeling started After Aug 3 2 A ban on hoarding of scarce consumer goods and industrial materials The president would designate scarce items Violators would be subject to penalties rang ing up to a fine and a year T x i the target of his 3weeks anti American propaganda campaign here in jail Can Seize Plants 3 Government seizure of pri vately owned plants and other fa cilities if they are needed in the defense effort Provision is made for just compensation and return to owners after the emergency 4 A government loan and loan guarantee program to encourage defense production 5 Consideration by the presi dent of the wage and price levels of the period May 24June 24 1950 in the fixing of wageprice ceilings The bill permitsbut does not require a rollback to that pe riod with some exceptions which might include all farm commod ities Follow TH Pattern Reef Koreans Admit Allied Bomb Damage Tokyo The red Korean radio in a puzzling broadcast said Tuesday allied bombing had killed or wounded 11582 civilians and destroyed 11 important in dustrial plants General MacArthurs headquar ters said a 14000wprd report on the bombings is being broadcast in daily installments from North Korea If true the accounts of destruction to industrial areas are vitally important to United Na tions forces intelligence The broadcast said half of the casualties were killed It said 16504 houses had been damaged between July 2 and Aug 3 It listed as out of operation the Pyongyang railway factory Pyongyang spinning mills Pyong yang machine tool plant Pyong yang soybean plant Wonsan and Nampo oil refineries Hungnam Osceola A ministers son who was held in the county jail here a year ago was back in that same jail Tuesday He is Gerald Burns 17 son of the Rev Robert Burns of Newton He was arrested in Detroit and returned here ac cused of stealing a Cadillac from a Des Moines parking lot and driv ing it to Detroit Burns who once faced a bank robbery charge which carries a life term in prison was held in jail here last year after he at tempted to hold up a bank The charge later was dismissed and Burns was paroled from a juvenile delinquency charge Now his parole may be revoked If it is Burns will have to go to the Eldora state training school for boys County Attorney F R Curry who last December dis missed the bank robbery charge because he thought it too severe said he now will seek to have Burns parole revoked In jail here Burns said what he said a year ago Ive learned my lesson He adds now Its dif ferent this time I thought I could get by with stuff he said of his recent trip to Detroit but I know I cant The youth said he didnt think he deserved another parole but 2 Women 7 in Day Swim Channel roads together again Tuesday fore noon for another fruitless session There still was no indication that Mr Truman planned to seize the roads Steelman said he had specifical ly requested the unions to call off their strikes but that they refused Tuesdays strikes went off like clockwork The brotherhood of railroad trainmen and order of railway conductors called the walkout against U S Steel Cor porations railroad the Elgin Joliet and Eastern at Chicago and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie rail road Pittsburgh The P L E said the strike Ensland ner1 would halt its passenger service sotwo oT them VomerTsvvam between Pittsburgh Youngs the English channel Tuesday in a dizzying procession of prowess This is what happened so far after 24 hopefuls took off from France REDS HELD ON ALL FRONTS arrows show where United Nations forces in South Korea are holding against repeated hammering by North Korean reds dark Action was heaviest in the south A where South Koreans who landed at Tongyong werefighting to ioin U S forces in the MasanHaman area The Yanks were under greatest pressure at Chungam North of Tae cu reds B were thrown back in attempt to move on the city as South Korean units gained some ground Allied forces were reported 9 miles north of Pohang Beds still held small bridgehead near Hyonpung southwest of Taegu town Ohio as well as its freight service added Of course I hope I get one Sheriff N A Miller returned the youth here from Detroit He said the boys father had not been to see him yet Monday 6 Setting up special machinery fertilizer factory Kongo carbide for the mediation and arbitration factory Yongsan machine tool of labor disputes affecting national Sarawan spinning mills and defense The procedure would have Nampo shipyards to be in line with terms of the Some of these are factory com TaftHartley law and other existpiexes and not single buildings Ing labor acts MacArthurs intelligence section 7 Exemption from the antitrust laws and the federal trade act in Qne theory advanced at head the case of voluntary agreements quarters for red admission of this entered into by business firms at damage was that the North Ko the request of the president reans hoped the allies would dis Mr Truman did not ask for aucontinue bombings Another pos thority to invoke wageprice consjble reason officers said was trols and rationing but he said he that North Koreans may be try would be glad to have the standing to arouse sympathy among by power if congress did not reother Asiatic nations strict the use of it He also has said that he sees no need for using c those powers at this time France Sending Troops ITo Aid UN in Korea flAMC Rambouillet France Frances cabinet decided Tuesday to send a French land force to fight with United Nations troops in Korea Frances contribution will be composed of an infantry battalion probably numbering 800 soldiers many of whom will be volunteers informed sources said The decision was reached after an allday cabinet meeting held here at the summer chateau of tn president of the republic Vincent Auriol Jr Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Wednesday Low Tuesday night 50 High Wednesday 80 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Tues day night warmer northwest and extreme north portions Wednesday partly cloudy with scattered showers beginning in afternoon or evening Low Tuesday night 53 to 58 High Wednesday 80 to 85 Iowa 5Day Outlook Near normal temperatures Wednesday Cool er Thursday and Friday a few scattered showers likely Thurs day Cooler Saturday with more scattered showers likely Tem peratures will average 2 to 3 degrees below normal Normal high near 85 Normal low near 56 Rainfall will average 4 of an inch cloudy Tues day night scattered showers west and north central portions Not so cool extreme south and east portions Wednesday occa sional rain and cool north Part ly cloudy scattered showers south portion Low Tuesday night 4550 north 5055 south High Wednesday 6065 north 7278 south 1 An Egyptian shattered the worlds record 2 A Frenchman also broke the worlds record but lagged 10 min utes behind the Egyptian 3 Another Egyptian a Greek an Argentine an Englishman and a Scotsman straggled in after them along with an 118pound British school teacher and a Danish lady whose nonswimming occupation is dress designing It was a historymaking mass assault upon the channel which has an irresistible magnetism for swimmers The London Daily Mail sponsors of the event paid the school teach er Miss Eileen Fenton because she was the first woman across in the race Her time was 16 hours and 31 minutes not even close to the worlds rec ord for women set by Florence Chadwick of San Diego Cal this year The newspaper paid another to the Egyptian 41year old Abd El Rehim who climbed out of the water fresh as a daisy His time was 10 hours and 53 min FBI Holds Atom Thief at Denver Washington FBI Tues day announced the arrest of a rocket project expert at Denver Colo on charges of violating the atomic energy act FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said the man is Sanford Lawrence Simons 28 employed at Denver university and now assigned to an army rocket project in that area Formerly connected with the Los Alamos N Mex atombomb project Simons was accused of having taken an extremely valu able piece of plutonium away from the project Hoover said the plutonium a highly fissionable material had beer recovered by FBI agents at Simons home where it was found uiea jiic jjicvujua iivm oiiiiuna iiisiii 24 years by Frenchman Georges in a glass vial buried undei his See Passage of Dependents Allowances Washington VP With little opposition in sightsenate leaders Tuesday aimed at passage before nightfall of legislation providing monthly cash allowances for de pendents of enlisted men in the armed services At the same time a similar bill advanced a step on the house side of the capitol It was given unani mous approval by the armed serv ices committee Chairman Vinson DGa said he hoped for house action this week The two bills follow the same general pattern but there are some differences The house measure would make the payments retro active to Aug 1 Under the senate bill the payments scaled down would be retroactive to July 1 utes The previous record held for Michel was 11 hour Hurricane Hits Scotia Halifax N S person was reported killed and crops communications and harbors suf fered an estimated dam age in the North Atlantic hurri cane that Monday across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in 100mileanhour blasts Expect Senate To Pass Rigid AntiRed Bill Washington UR Supporters confidently predicted Tuesday that the senate will soon approve the most rigid Communistcontrol bill that congress has ever seen The bill is the McCarran anti subversive proposal Its keystone is the controversial MundtFergu son bill In addition it contains other provisions for controlling alien subversives Elsewhere in congress Controls Administration leaders looked to a senate house confer ence committee to get the bugs out of President Trumans eco nomic controls legislation and iron out differences between senate and house versions senate was ex pected to act before nightfall on legislation to provide the families of enlisted service men with a regular monthly allowance UMT Chairman Millard Tydings D Md urged congress Take 3 Hills and Control Pusan Road Wipe Out Infiltrated Roadblock 10 Miles From Vital Taegu By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo American troops and tanks wiped out a threatening Korean roadblock 10 miles north of Taegu Tuesday Their mates took 3 commanding hills to block the coastal gateways to Pusan port in the south The reds behindthelines road block near Taegu had choked off all allied supplies from Taegu for two hours and threatened to trap troops of the U S 27th Wolf hound infantry division The central front and extreme southern fighting was the most bitter of the 24hour period ended Tuesday midnight All along the 120mile perimeter of the allied beachhead United Na tions troops held firm or advanced South Korean marines in their 3rd landing within a week deep behind the enemy lines moved into Ejak island off Inchon the west coast port of SeouL No addi j tional details were given 90000 Reds TJscd Other South Korean marines aided by allied planes were mop ping up enemy forces attempting to land on Koje island south of Chinhae 21 miles northeast of Pusan Tuesdays air action was topped by a fleet of 70 B29s bombing Chongjin with 700 tons of ex plosives Chongjin is not far from the soviet Siberian border The reds had shoved 90000 men 9 divisions against the allied defense line For the 3rd straight night the North Koreans tried to push elements of 3 divisions down the same road to Taegu American tanks and men stopped them 12 miles north of the city The fighting on the south coastal approaches to Pusan No 1 allied seaport on the southeast tip of the peninsula roared for the 3rd suc cessive day Three times the men of the U S 25th division infantry beat back the attacking reds on that blood E to act immediately on universal military training legislation Duration Defense Secretary Louis Johnson it was revealed estimated about a month ago that the Korean war will last 6 to 8 months Black senates spe cial crime investigating committee was ready to dig into a black market in sugar CanadaWide Rail Strike Under Way Montreal Railwayworkers in Newfoundland walked off their jobs early Monday leading the Canadawide railway way in a strike As las tminute negotiations continued throughout the night a union head early Tuesday said no settlement had been reached on the demands of 124000 work ers for a 40hour week and pay increases Throughout the nation mail freight and telegraph services were coming to a standstill Truck transport was mobilized for a 24houraday service In dustries prepared for layoffs Farming communities and large cities expected no immediate food shortages But many remote sec tions faced real hardship JN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 am Maximum Minimum At 8 a m AP Wirephoto YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 80 48 60 81 53 CUT OPEN IN American Air Lines plane stands in a Denver hangar with its fuselage ripped open as the result of a freak accident early Tuesday over the Colorado Rorkies Tie right inboard engine tore from its nacelle foreground when the craft about100 miles west of Denver on a Los Angeles to Chicago flight The propeller or jvvj i mmnnifYvianr finp wnn was One man the cart of the engine slashed across the top of the passenger compartment One i apparently from a heart attack and 7 were injured slightly but the plane made airport safely in a 19minute clash 2838 Casualties Flown From Korea Tokyo U S far east air forces said Tuesday it has evacuated 2838 servicemen from Korea to hospitals in Japan More than 2000 were battle casualties Col Clyde L Brothers FEAF sur geon said in a report The others suffered noncombat injuries or fever The evacuation was carried out by C46s C47s and C54 transports On westbound trips they hauled troops and supplies 1o Korea stained road Take Mountain 5th Time First the U S 35th regiment drove a nutherically superior North Korean force off a key ridge near Chungam 35 miles west of Pusan Then the Negro troops of the 24th regiment recaptured nearby Battle mountain for the 5th time in 4 days And the 5th regimental combat team from Hawaii fought its way back to commanding heights of the Sobuk hills near Tundok just south of Chungam AP Correspondent Stan Swinton reported from the southern front that the 25th division regained all the ground lost previously to at tacking troops of the red Korean 6th division Swintons dispatch was timed after the U S 8th army communi que released Tuesday which said the 5th regiment was attacking a hill lost to the reds Monday Repulse Tank Thrust In the north above Taegu 45 ton Pershing tanks drove back a red assault led by 9 tanks in the 4th day of continual thrusts at the central front allied supply base AP Correspondent Don White head with the U S 27th regiment before Taegu said American tank men knocked out two Russian made T34 tanks and U S artil lery polished off two more in a twohour battle that kicked back a red battalion Then the Americans whirled to knock out the communist road block 10 miles north of Taegu and behind the lines of the 37th regi ment Correspondent Whitehead said infiltrating reds pinned down the Americans along the mountain road with sniper and machinegun fire Whitehead was among the Americans trapped under fire un til the roadblock was wiped out B29s Hit Chonffjin Allied intelligence officers said the North Koreans had shoved 9 divisions up to the winding battle line which extends from the southern port of Mason north to Waegwan above Taegu and thence east to 9 miles north of Pohang South Koreas No 2 port U S B29s hammered Chong jin North Korean city near the soviet Siberian border Seventy bombers loosed 700 tons of bombs on installations Aside from the roaring southern battle and the continuous prob ing patrols north of Taegu the rest of the curling front was quiet Tuesday afternoon A small red bridgehead at Hy ongpung 14 miles southwest of Taegu was across the Naktong river But American forces had it under close watch Across from the U S 1st caval ly division strung along the cen tral front on the Naktong river the reds were trying to mass men and supplies for a surge toward Taegu V
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