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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDIVION UU11J VOLLVI Associated Press and UniUd Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 1950 This Paper o Two No I7X Allies Hold 50000 Reds Facing Taegu Rail Unions Strike Will Not Spread Nationwide Tieup Not Imminent Is Workers Promise By HAROLD W WARD Washington striking rail unions promised for the time being Wednesday to keep their token walkouts from spreading into a tieup of nationwide propor tions Leaders of 300000 trainmen and conductors agreed to withdraw their threat to strike one or more major railroads when this weeks 5day shutdowns at 3 terminals and two steelcarrying railroads have run their course The white house kept up its de termined prodding for a solution to the long wagehour dispute be tween the two unions and the na tions principal railroads Presidential Assistant John R Steelman asked negotiations com mittees of the carriers and unions to be ready to resume talks at any moment May Not Last The union chiefs said through a spokesman that they would forego any new walkout orders out of consideration for President Tru mans peace efforts They said the move had not been requested by President Truman but was out of respect for him There was no indication how long the voluntary moratorium on strikes would last Three terminals were struck Monday in Cleveland Louisville and St Paul and two short but strategic railroads were shut down Tuesday The rail lines were the Elgin Joliet and Eastern and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie The strikes were called for only 5 days in a maneuver by the unions to avoid any strikeend ing injunction but to hasten gov ernment seizure of the roads Three times the unions have formally called upon Mr Truman to seize the properties saying theyll work for the government at the present wage and hour con tract No Progress Tuesday Both sides acknowledged there had been no progress at Tuesdays white house meetings Still in the picture was an offer made by the railroads last Satur day to grant wage increases in ex change for a 3year nostrike agreement The wage hike to members of the two unions in car service would amount to 23 cents an hour to help offset the loss of pay in cutting back from 48 hours to 40 a week The unions want the shorter week at the same pay for work in the yards They are asking for wage hikes those in train service outside the yards The employers also offered a 5cent hourly pay Increase for those in train service Soys Lack of UMT Dangerous Ration Food in Canada as Rails Strike Montreal UR Food rationing Ontario Washington Draft Direc tor Lewis B Hershey said Wed nesday that U S survival depends on our building up military power so great that it invites no chal lenge He asked congress to authorize universal military training now because there can never be good reasons for delaying what can and must be done The general told was started in northern communities Wednesday as the GlobeGazette photo by Sorlien GETTING OUTFITTED FOR scene above is a typical one in Mason City stores this week as mothers and fathers outfit their children with school clothes This 8yearold lad Bonnie Francis of Mitchell is trying on a new suit while his sister Shirley 6 and his mother Mrs Keith Francis look on Some schools in North Iowa open Monday while others including those in Mason City com mence classes Sept 5 Ralph Rowley is the salesman School Bells Ring Sept 5 for 5400 Mason City Youngsters pinch of the Canadawide railroad strike began tightening from coast to coast The strike in its 2nd day caused widespread unemployment cut off telegraph services and cur tailed the mail A gasoline short age was threatening With supplies dwindling rapidly merchants in 5 northern Ontario communities began rationing food to some 7000 residents The towns located north and west of Sud bury Ont lie along the strike bound Canadian National railways line They cannot be reached by highway The merchants doled out food in amounts just enough to keep the wolf from the door In Timmins Ont Mayor Philip Fay said the 29000 persons in his town faced starvation within a week unless the strike ends The Royal Canadian air force and private airlines meanwhile or ganized an airlift to bring par liament members to Ottawa for an emergency session It was estimated the strike al ready had idled 225000 workers in various industries Prime Minister Louis St Laur ent was expected to ask for power to issue a government ultimatum ordering the 125000 striking non operating railwaymen and the roads to compromise their dispute and start trains moving at once the senate armed services com mittee that lack of UMT is dan gerous to the safety of the na tion Nine of the 13 committee mem bers have indorsed UMT The committefe concluded public hear ings on the measure Wednesday and will consider it in closed ses sions starting Monday Other congressional develop ments Family Pay Soon Korea Rep John C Davies DN said President Truman hasnt made up his mind yet as to whether United Nations forces once they go over the offensive should chase the reds beyond the Davies said after North Korean 38th parallel a white house HE STOLE TO EAT Los Angeles Mas chetto 63yearold laborer stands convicted of shoplifting A mu nicipal judge Tuesday found him guilty of stealing a can of soup and a can of condensed milk He will be sentenced Sept 5 Police testified Maschetto was not exact ly broke In his pockets they found Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Cool Thursday with showers Low Wednesday night 44 High Thursday 70 Iowa Fair and cooler Wednesday night with low 45 north 52 south Partly cloudy Thursday with easterly winds and cooler Scattered showers west and central thirds of the state Thurs day and high 68 to 75 Further outlook Low Thursday night 50 to 60 Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday with widely scattered showers Frequent outbreaks of cool air with rapid warming in between but temperatures av School bells will ring Tuesday morning Sept 5 for more than 5400 Mason City children Classes will start in many North Iowa schools next Monday however and rural schools in Cerro Gordo county will open on the same day Lawrence H Shepoiser super intendent of the Mason City pub lic schools said Wednesday he ex pects an enrollment of more than 4800 during the coming year Ap proximately 600 other children in the city will attend the 3 private schools v New teachers in the Mason City school system will start a week of preschool conferences Monday morning The other instructors will join in the meetings Tuesday Principals supervisors and new teachers will get acquainted at the Music hall Monday at 9 a m and coffee and doughnuts will be served The federated board of the Mason City Teachers association will honor the new instructors at School Calendar AUG Teachers day AUG ilay AUG e a d i n g workshop for teachers SEPT meetings SEPT commence SEPT institute here NOV 1st period NOV convention NOV vacation DEC IJIJAN i i n c 1 u recess TAN of 1st semester MARCH ird period MARCH inclusive Eastrr holiday MARCH M conven tion IAY day no school UNE day for seniors UNE to graduates IUNE and students report day JUNE report day 3 TeenAge Jewel Thieves Are Captured Spencer teenagers arrested after they attracted at tention firing rifles at tin cans were held Wednesday in connec tion with burglaries in 3 slates The youths two boys and a married girl of 18 have admitted traveling in stolen cars and com mitting burglaries in Minnesota Illinois and Wisconsin Sheriff Medical Reserve To Be Called Soon Des Moines physi cians who aremedical reserve officers will soon be called up the Iowa State Medical society reports The number to be called is not known but the society said the doctors would have to report by Sept 4 in Chicago Iowa has about 2600 doctors many of whom were officers during the last war The society said some defer ments will be granted These will be for doctors who have not yet completed their training who are essential in teaching and allied work such as research and who are essential in their home com munities Elmer Zinn said Mr and Mrs H Minneapolis whose eraging near Saturday normal through Minnesota Fair Wednesday night cooler south and central por tions Scattered frost north and central portions Partly cloudy and unseasonably cool Thurs day Scattered showers south west portion Low Wednesday night 3340 north 3845 south High Thursday 5865 north 63 68 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 84 Minimum 63 At 8 a m 72 TEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 56 a tea at 3 p m at the Iowa Hard ware Mutual building and they will be dinner guests of the board of education Monday evening at Hotel Hanford All public and parochial school teachers in Mason City will be guests of 22 industries and busi nesses Tuesday Guy L Bond of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis will be principal speaker at a twoday workshop for all teachers on Wed nesday and Thursday The instruc tors will meet with their building principals Friday in preparation for the beginningof classes the following Tuesday High school registration started Wednesday and will continue through Friday Enrollment of Mason City junior college students has been going on for several weeks There will be no preenrollment for grade school and junior high school students Supt Shepoiser said Wednesday New students should report to the principals of the schools at the start of classes Sept 5 he explained C Piper of home was robbed of worth of jewelry and other items last Sunday night and Detective Chief E J Weath arille of Minneapolis were to come here Wednesday to check on items found in the trios car Zinn said that in addition to the Piper residence robbery he also questioned the youths about a burglary of a sporting goods store in Madelia Minn Monday night Met at Roller Rink The 3 identified themselves as Robert Robinson 19 Elmhurst 111 Mrs Joy Hoist 18 Camp Lake Wis and Edward McNally 18 Chicago The sheriff quoted the girl as saying she met the boys at a roller skating rink in Antioch 111 about two months ago and had been with them since Zinn said one of the items found in the old Ford in which the youths were riding was a locked jewel box with the name of Mrs Pi per on it Other items included 9 rifles 3 of which were loaded seyefal hunting knives a silver tea set and various kinds of womens and mens clothing Caught In Field The sheriff said the Ford had been stolen in Illinois but he did not know yet where in that state A Spencer filling station attend ant tipped off the patrolman Francis Meyer that the 3 hart been in his station that they had guns and other items in their car and they looked suspicious Meyer chased down the 3 at tempted o question them and they fled into the field He caught the Hoist girl and McNally Meyer then called for help and a large posse and two airplanes respond ed Sheriff Zinn came upon Rob inson lying between the corn rows Glennan Appointment Fills AEC Positions Washington the first time since David E Lilienthal re signed as chairman of the atomic energy commission AEC last Feb 15 that agency has a full complement of members The senate Tuesday night con firmed the appointment of Thomas Keith Glennan for a 5year term on the commission He is president of the Case Institute of Tech nology Cleveland Glennan was named to succeed Lewis L Strauss who resigned visit that he and Mr Truman both felt the offensive would start soon and that the war in Korea would wind up within a short time The president indi cated Davies said that the big problem is at what point we should stop chasing the Korean reds Allowances Chairman Carl Vinson of the house armed services committee pre dicted overwhelming house ap proval of a bill granting family al lowances to enlisted men House leaders scheduled a vote on the measure for Thursday Vinson said the legislation should sail through the house just as quickly and easily as in the sen ate which passed its bill Tuesday night after less than a half hours debate Testifies of Bribe former member of President Trumans official fam Mr Truman was a senator spotlighted by senate crime committee testi mony on postwar black market operations in sugar New Jersey Candy Maker David Lubben tes tified that he gave Victor R Mes sall senate secretary for Mr Tru man from 1935 to 1941 a or fee to get a sugar quota in 1945 Messall immediately de nied receiving any such fee modified proposal by Sen Joseph C OMahoney D Wyo gained some support in the senate for an excess profits levy conferees faced the problem of ironing out the differences between two ver sions of a twoyear program of federal aid fqr highways The senate trimmed from the bill Tuesday President Tru man had asked for a cut The senate bill was trimmed to before it was approved house has ap proved a bill which would help build new schools in 600 to 700 areas which are crowded because of the impact of federal activ ity AP Wirephoto ALLIES ATTACK NORTH OF arrows show where United Nations forces in Korea are in action against North Koreans dark Defenders struck on the ground and in the air against 50000 reds pressing down against Taegu on the central front Along southern coastal approaches to PusanU S troops beat off North Korean attacks near Tundok In extreme south the com munists heightened their resistance to advancing South Koreans Red bridgehead across the Naktong river at Hy onpung has grown to 6000 men In Pohangarea South Koreans continued to advance but against stiffening red resistance Black flag meant traffic death in past H hours Millionaire Oilman Phillips Succumbs Atlantic City N J Phillips 76 year old Oklahoma oil magnate and onetime Creston Iowa barber died Wednesday at Atlantic City hospital Phillips founder of the farflung Phillips Petroleum company entered the hospital last Sunday night after he was stricken with a gall blad der ailment A heart weakness brought on new complications aft er an operation WILLIAM KRUSE Kruse Floyd County Solon Is Suicide Charles City William Kruse 60 Floyd countyrepresentative in the legislature committed suicide at his horaeearly Wednesday ac cording to Coroner Carl Hauser The body was found hanging in s machine shed at 4 a m at his home west of Charles City Coroner Hauser said Mrs Kruse told him her husband had arisen at 4 a m saying he was unable to sleep He dressed and went out side When he failed to return she went to look for him On finding the body Mrs Kruse called physician but on his arrival he pronounced the legislator dead Mr Kruse a republican wa serving his 6th term in the Iowa general assembly He was born in Union county Jan 23 1890 son of Henry and Amelia Waterman Kruse and was educated in the Jasper county schools 36 Years in County For the last 36 years he was a STOKOWSKI HAS SON New York boy was born Tuesday night to Gloria Vanricr bilt Stokowski heiress wife of 68 yearold orchestra conductor Leo pold Stokowski at New York hos pital AP Wirephoto MARINE S marine tanks blast at enemy on nearby ridges whose au tomatic fire was impeding marine advance in Naktong river area of Korean front esident of Floyd county where e was engaged in farming Mr Kruse had been active in overnment church and commu iity affairs He was affiliated with he Methodist church He was a past president and past director of he St Charles township school board and a past township trus ee also a member of the Floyd county Farm Bureau of which he vas a past director He was also a member of the Moose and the Masons Mr Kruse served as speaker pro tern at the last session of the Iowa egislature He had been men ioned frequently as a candidate or speaker at the 1950 session No Note Found The coroner said no note was pund and there was no explana ion of the action Enemy Is 8 Miles From Vital City Believe 48 Hours To Bring Decision in Taegu Campaign By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo drove back vanguards of 50000 red Koreans pressing down from the north against Taegu on the Korean central warfront Wednesday A combined AmericanSouth Korean attack was hurled at North Korean flanking infiltrators at dawn Somereds hadpenetrated within 8 miles of Taegu The heaviest fighting on the whole 120mile long Korean battleline was on the American right flank before Taegu A breakthrough by red forward elements would unleash 5 commu nist divisions for a drive on Taegu 12 miles to the south of the blood iest fighting A big push for Taegu was con sidered imminent but there was no official mention of it at head quarters General MacArthur omitted his early morning war summary a usual indication that the situation is in general un changed Casualties Heavy On the Taegu front troops fought over a 100yardwide no mans land Big guns and planes poured deadly fire into the narrow line and casualties were believed to be heavy The reds brought out hoarded tanks but kept them out of range They lost 11 of them in 4 days fighting before Taegu Col John Michaelis commander of the U S 27th Wolfhound regiment said he expected the opening phase of an allout red drive on the Taegu supply and rail hub was near at hand Wed nesday AP Correspondent Don White head at the front quoted Colonel Michaelis as saying The next 48 hours could bring a decision If we can stop them we will break the back of this drive No U S Guns Lost AP Correspondent Tom Lam bert reported from the Taegu front that hundreds of reds attacked American artillery positions that were pounding a wedge the com munists had shoved into the front line No U S guns were knocked out in that attack The days fighting brought out two of the seldomrseen Russian Funeral services will be held riday at 2 p m at the Central VIethodist church with the Rev H F Mercer pastor officiating Survivors include the widow sons Donovan and Benjamin of township and Myron voca ional agricultural instructor in he Charles City schools a sister Mrs Etta Shorman brother Hen and a halfbrother Paul Edler Til of Baxter and a brother Fred of Colo There are 4 grandchil dren Cost of Living Index Up 14 Washington food prices have shot the governments official costofliving index to its highest level inalmost two years Under at least partial influence of pressures built up by the Ko rean war the bureau of labor sta tistics index climbed 14 per cent between June 15 and July 15 The Korean fighting started June 25 The months rise brought the total rise between April 15 and July 15 to 3 per cent The spurt announced by the bureau Tuesday night brings a 5 cents an hour pay boost to 335000 General Motors corporation wage earners effective Sept 1 Their wages are tied to the agencys figures on living costs under contract with the C I O United Auto Workers General Motors quickly an nounced there was no basis for speculation that the pay increases would cause rises in the cost of G M automobiles and trucks The company said it is trying to hold prices stable and hopes prices gen erally will level off Farmer Dies 2 Hours After Campaign Opens DCS Moines than two hours after Iowas drive right campaign opened Tuesday noon an lowan was killed in a traffic accident Gustav Goettsch 51 a farmer of near Hancock was killed in a two car collision on a county road 10 miles east of Atlantic Mrs Goettsch was injured as was the driver of the other car Sidney Chris Rassmusson of Manilla The allIowa safety campaign is a concentrated effort to save as many lives as possible during the next two weeks The aim is to save a life a day and to reduce the number injured and property dam ago made yak fighter planes for North Korean attacks on South Korean naval units in the Yellow sea Nothing was said about damage Two other yaks possibly the same pair had bombed and strafed the British destroyer Comus Tuesday without causing any damage Allied bombers and fighters continued to pound strategic enemy targets and suplies far and near American intelligence offi cers noted a shortage of some critical red war needs but they said the communists were still capable of mounting a real of fensive General MacArthur said enemy attacks on the vital southern front before the main harbor of Pusan had diminished 6000 Across River The line west of Taegu was re ported quiet with the reds shov ing 6000 men across the Naktong river at Hyonpung 14 miles south west of the fortress city The U S 24th infantry division was guard ing this sector along the Naktong Farther north near Waegwan the U S 1st cavalry division con stantly raked the reds west bank of the river with artillery fire aimed to break up troop concen trations On the east coast above Pohang port stiffening red resistance forced the South Korean capitol division to take defensive posi tions1 The South Korean 3rd di vision still inched forward cau tiously in that area It was be tween 6 and 9 miles north of Po hang Roadblock ReOpened A rear lines highway the reds had managed to block near Tabu 11 miles north of Taegu was re opened Tuesday night by Ameri cans in a tank artillery and rifle battle That was where 11 enemy tanks had been destroyed in 4 days of battle In the deep south the American 25th infantry division holding the coastal anchor beat off two night attacks The day was quiet for them But a South Korean spokes man warned that the reds had put two divisions in the coastal town of Kosong 20 miles below the American positions Pressure from these two divi sions was on South Korean ma rines who had landed alohg the coast and tried to link up with the U S 25th division before Masan A port 27 airline miles west of Pusan On all fronts there was I talk of red morale deteriorating   

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