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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Auociated Presi and United Pitts Full Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14 1950 This Paper Consists of Two No 291 Big 3 Seen Ready fo Give Germany a Larger Police By JOHN HIGHTOWER New York Big 3 foreign ministers drove to ward basic decisions on western German political and se curity problems Thursday with apparently good prospects of agreement on these points 1 The United States Britain and France should take practical measures as rapidly as possible to end the state of war which still exists between them and the west German government 2 Germany should be given larger more mobile and better equipped police force to meet the communist challenge of internal subversion and sabotage 3 West German security against outright red aggression continues to be primarily a responsibility of the 3 occupation powers but at some future time provision must be made for the Germans to share this responsibility No Decision on Military On the specific proposal that German military units should be formed as part of a unified west ern defense force some diplomats believe no firm decision may be made for the time being Like Father French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman for whom this issue presents tough political problems back home is understood to have raised objections about action now In advance of the actual forma tion of European defense forces under the north Atlantic treaty The conference went into its 3rd day with Schuman Secretary of State Dean Acheson and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin scheduled to get together for an other 6 hours or so of roundtable negotiating European Talks Come 1st This was originally supposed to be the last day of the 3power talks But so many problems in cluding all those of the middle east and far east have had to be pushed back in the interest of European defense and German political and security issues that it now seems likely the 3 will meet again next weekend Their meetings will give way Friday to 2 days of sessions of the 12nation north Atlantic treaty council MacArthur Orders Free Can of Beer Every Day for GIs Tokyo IP U S doughboys will get a free can of beer every day at the front in Korea General MacArthur ordered it Thursday Front line troops had been get ting a can of beer about every 3 days They set up a howl Tuesday when Washington outlawed all free beer for men at the front Beer for combat troops under the new plan will be paid for out of post exchange profits instead of taxpayers money To keep the record straight Maj Gen William A Beiderlin den assistant chief of staff to Gen eral MacArthur said the free beer will be for combat men only Rear echelon troops may buy their own at the PX Discover Water Contains Costly H Bomb Force By HOWARD BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor Philadelphia The discov ery of tritium the hydrogen bomb explosive in water was announced Thursday at the research insti tute of Temple university Tritium presently costs nearly half a bil pound as it is made with atomic reactors This natural tritium is the rar est element in nature There is 1 atom of tritium for every sextil lion atoms of hydrogen in ordinary kind that comes out of your household faucets Tritium is hydrogen of triple weight It has been described as essential to the making of H bombs The Du Pont company has been commissioned to build atomic reactors presumably to make this rare stuff Tritium is to be used along with double weight hydro sci entists know as heavy water The natural tritium was discov ered with the spectroscope by W F Libby of the Institute of Nu clear Studies University of Chica go and A V Grosse of the re search institute of Temple uni versity It is made by cosmic rays hitting nitrogen in the air and changing it into tritium an atom at a time This tritium was found in 3 samples of heavy water 1 from Norway and 2 from England The Temple discoveries may it possible to detect the ex plosion of an Hbomb if anyone does that secretly International photo AN OFFICERS CAP is tried on in New York and found to be a good fit by William F Ricken backer 22 after he is accepted for the cadet program by the II S air force He is the son of World war I ace Eddie Ricken backer of Columbus Ohio Mason Cityan Heads PMA Grain Branch Washington Leroy K Smith former lowan has re signed as director of the grain branch of the agriculture depart ments production and marketing division PMA His position has been taken over at least temp orarily byanother lowan Wil liam McArthur of Mason City who formerly was assistant director of the branch Smith is a native of Macedonia Iowa He was a field representa tive in charge of wheat corn and hog programs for Iowa Nebraska and other states between 1935 and 1938 He plans to return to Lamar Nebr where he operates wheat farms McArthur former Iowa state senator served on the state Triple A committee and was supervisor for the corn loan program in 1937 War Plants Get Priority in Hiring By STERLING F GREEN Washington XP A national manpower program began shap ing up Thursday as war plants were given top priority in hiring at the 1800 federalstate employ ment offices The labor department in a spe cial labor market survey and in an address by its director of employ ment security reported 1 Expansion of the labor force can take care of President Tru mans doubled goals a 000000 annual rate of defense spending and 3000000 men under arms 2 But if a call for full mobil ization were to bring 12500000 men again under arms strictly civilian industry would have to give up onefourth of its labor supply It would lose 6600000 workers Manpower a Problem The director of employment se curity Robert C Goodwin in a speech prepared for a group of in dustrialists at Wayne university Detroit said that manpower may again become a major problem He estimated that the countrys total labor home and in be expanded to meet the needs of the next 9 months and could be boosted by 5600000 in a war emergency But he said man power nevertheless will set the ultimate ceiling on war produc tion The 5600000 figure does not in clude an estimated 2000000 or 3000000 who might be drawn from the ranks of the unemployed UN Fires Heaviest Naval Bombardment at Inchon House Would Not Adjourn Until Vote on Excess Profits Washington The house nhouted overwhelming approval Thursday of a resolution calling on congress not to adjourn until It has a chance to vote on a miiltibilion dollar excess profits tax Judge Gives Mason Cityan Assist Into Army Robert D Graney Mason City got an assist from District Judge T A Beardmore to help him re port to Fort Riley Kans Wed nesday for active duty with the U S army reserves Graney pleaded guilty in dis trict court to a county attorneys information charging him with driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail He was paroled from the bench after showing the court his orders to report for active duty It was the first parole here on that charge in many years Graney was arrested Sunday by the high way patrol on highway 65 at the north edge of Mason City FOR EXCESS PROFITS TAX Washington fP Representa tives Dolliver and Gross of Iowa were among 32 house republicans who Wednesday opposed adjourn ment of congress until an excess profits tax has been passed WILLIAM MCARTHUR Pleads Guilty to Murder Rap because they are already counted in the labor force The labor de partment said the 5600000 rep resents women youths retired workers and others who can be lured into jobs During the present partial mo bilization Goodwin said the labor department and the cooperating state employment offices have undertaken a manpower program with these key points 1 Expanding the labor force by publicizing defense job opportu nities working out recruitment drives analyzing future labor needs and steering new plants into areas where unused labor supplies exist 2 Giving defense plants a pri ority claim on jobseekers This means the local offices will not refer a qualified applicant first to a civilian factory No matter how serious its need if he is needed in a plant working on war orders 3 Advising the military and selective service on deferment policies which would cause the least possible industrial disrup tion during draft calls and the summoning of reservists Factory Workers Indispensable Success in meeting the man power problem Goodwin said must be based on an understand ing that in time of national em ergency factory workers can be as indispensable as the m a n in uniform He named these other policies for dealing with civilian man power at least in the early stages of The use of voluntary meas ures for manpower mobilization to the fullest extent possible the use of government manpower controls only to the extent neces sary to achieve mobilization goals and the use of foreign labor for AP Wircphoto how fast troop train TELLS OF TRAINS W Johnson road foreman for the Pennsylvania rail road bites his lip as he lells a board of inquiry Wednesday in Pittsburgh Pa the crack Spirit of St Louis was traveling when it smashed into a stalled tr Monday near Coshocton Ohio He holds a photostatic copy of a speed recording tape which showed the Spirit plowed into the train at about 50 miles an hour In his left hand is the actual tape recording taken from the trains engine specialized sary Goodwin needs when neces said the decision whether a man should be called into military service or deferred should depend on where his skills Dubuque Sang Choi and abilities can be used to great Weather Report Democrats Attack State Liquor Group DCS Moines fP Democratic state headquarters Thursday at tacked the Iowa liquor control commission and its chairman Ar thur A Coburn replied No com ment The commission has nothing to fear The partys weekly comment column by Frank G Moorhead said a grand blowout is due in the republican Iowa liquor con trol commission any day now Moorhead reviewed incidents since last December He mentioned a state auditors report which was critical of commission activities the more recent release of Com mission Comptroller Elmer Drees and a later statement by Drees Coburn informed of the demo cratic comment reiterated his previous remarks given at the time each incident came up After the auditors report Coburn said the1 things complained of had been corrected Following the release of Drees Coburn said the job was political and unnecessary After Drees statement objecting to Branding the job as political and unnecessary Coburn said com ment FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday night Friday increasing cloudiness High Friday in low 70s Low Thursday 40 to 45 Iowa Fair and continued cool Thursday night Friday increas ing cloudiness with occasional rain beginning in extreme west Low Thursday night 40 to 45 northeast 45 to 50 south and west High Friday 68 to 74 Further outlook Saturday cloudy and cool with occasional light rain Low Friday night 45 to 55 High Saturday 66 to 72 Sunday cloudy and continued 36yearold Korean on trial for the razor slaying of a fellow Ko rean Thursday interrupted his trial tosubmit a plea of guilty to a 2nd degree murder charge The defendants attorney with drew his clients plea of innocent and submitted the written plea of guilty Selection of a jury of 8 men and 4 women was completed late Wed nesday after 54 members of the jury panel had been questioned Choi was charged with slaying Chun Kenn Oh 24 last January while both were students at the University of Dubuque cool with rain continuing in southeast Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Thursday night Friday partly cloudy with occasional light rain northwest and extreme north Not much change in tem perature Low Thursday night 3345 high Friday 5864 north 6468 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 62 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 51 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 34 Witness Testifies Churchill Threatened to Ignite Building Charles City UR Additional state witnesses testified Thursday in the arson trial of Gordon Jnck Churchill 40 a night club oper ator accused of burning down a rivals future place of business William S Cahill a key state witness testified Wednesday he had given Churchill some advise on how to set off a blaze with a box of excelsior a candle and de natured alcohol est national advantage His statements gained signifi cance from the fact that his su perior Secretary of Labor Maur ice Tobin became the govern ments manpower policy planner in President Trumans economic mobilization order last Saturday Guided by List Tobin however cannot enforce his policies on the military or on selective service The defense department has agreed to be guided in deferring reservists by Tobins present list of critical in dustrial skills But Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey draft director has made no such agreement Goodwins speech made it clear however that Tobin expects se lective service to cooperate in the making of deferment policy The problem is not acute now since the draft is taking only per sons under 26 Few men in their early 20s have attained key man or highly skilled status Expanding the labor force by 5 600000 new workers would bring it to a total of 69100000 in comparison with the total of 63500000 in April a month chosen because the figure was not swollen by seasonal farm work ers as in summertime Hunt Mistakes of Phony Doctor on Clinic Staff New York in a half dozen eastern hospitals Thurs day pondered with amazement the fate that had befallen that capa ble young doctor who used to work for them The doctor suave black mustached William R who practiced medicine for 5 years without any medical was starting a 1year term in Westchester county jail On his plea of guilty he was sentenced Tuesday night by Po lice Judge John T McCormick who once received pveoperation care from the prisoner at the Dobbs Ferry N Y hospital He seemed to be the real Mc Coy among doctors the judge re marked I am amazed to learn he never even worked in a drug store MacLeod 37 a Canadian who never had any more than an ele mentary and partial high school education had treated countless patients delivered hundreds of babies and been considered high ly competent by his colleagues Delivered 475 Babies He was a very good doctor and a nice person said Miss Miriam Watnick superintendent of Brook lyn Womens hospital where Mac Leod delivered a total of 475 babies The dignified bespectacled MacLeod picked up his medical knowledge and vocabulary of English and Latin medical terms while a private in the U S army medical corps state police said They said records indicated he had made no medical errors and never lost a patient during his work as resident physician at va rious hospitals These include Prospect Heights hospital in Brooklyn Hopedell hospital Preakness N J and others at Bayville N J and Man chester and Hartford Conn For the last 4 months he had been senior resident physician at the Dobbs Feiry hospital With forged diplomas from 2 Weigh Action Against Engineer Who Passed Signal Pittsburgh interstate commerce commission Thursday weighed the possibility of puni tive action against a 68yearold engineer who testified he ran his passenger express through a stop signal shortly before it struck a stalled troop train The Pennsylvania Railroad en gineer William E Eller told a joint inquiry Wednesday that the crack Spirit of St Louis passed a stop signal just before striking the troop train last Monday near Coshocton Ohio Eller also guessed his express train was running at about 50 miles per hour at the time of the crash in which 33 members of Pennsylvanias recently federal ized 28th division were killed More than 50 other soldiers on the troop train were hurt but no one on the was injured passenger expres B W Johnson a road foreman of engines testified the recorded tape taken from Ellers smashed diesel indicated the train was run ning about 70 miles an hour shortly before the mishap and about 50 miles an hour immedi ately before the crash The inquiry was conducted jointly by the ICC the railroad the Ohio public utility commis sion and the army ICC Commissioner W J Pat terson declared When we get the record a re port will be written and made public If it turns out any law was violated that is administered by the commission then we will take punitive action Colonel George W Haley rep repenting the department of army operations of railroads said he also will submit a report As the hearing ended the army made ready to take home its sol dier dead Bodies of the 33 vic tims all from the WilkesBarre Pa area were placed aboard a special train which left West La Fayette Ohio early Thursday Reds Claim 4 Vessels Sunk in Raid But Navy Denies Landing Attempt Says Damage Light Bv LEIF ERICKSON Tokyo AP Heavy at tacks by allied warships and carrier planes on Koreas west apparent prel ude to the promised big push the reds Thurs day night to claim 4 U S landing craft and 3 destroy ers were sunk The U S navy in Washing ton said it had no report of any landingtype vessels be ing involved in the heaviest surface bombardment of the war by British and American ships in the vicinity of Inchon west coast port for the red held capital city of Seoul The navy said the reds did inflict superficial damage on 3 U S destroyers during the Inchon bombardment Wednesday Allied informed sources said they believed the reds were try ing to save face on the shellack ing they took in the bombard ment by calling it a victory in a landing effort that was repulsed No Confirmation Associated Press field corre In its opening argument the i state contended Churchill set fire to a partiallyconstructed road house in October of 1947 because he wanted to eliminate possible competition Russell Hargrave another prose cution witness told the court that several times he heard Churchill threaten to set the framework of the building afire Persons unable to find places in the 88seat courtroom jammed the hallways in hopes someone would leave his seat SAME Black tint roen trffle la European medical schools Mac Leod got himself registered with a recognized medical agency here 5 years ago and got his 1st job at the Brooklyn hospital Fails Payment State Police Trooper Harry Broadbent said MacLeods dupli city was discovered when he failed to make an installment payment on an automobile and a Hartford Finance company asked a check on him Broadbent said an inquiry at the state department of education revealed MacLeod had no medical license The department had been investigating the background of physicians Carroll said he had learned MacLeod was again practicing at Dobbs Ferry and had asked New York police to arrest him f S LM S sf pv u U tj j tt v flClt ar a A S i Viir iT I AP wirephoto BRITISH AND AMERICAN WARSHIPS BLAST KO REAN OBJECTIVES Ship symbols and bomb blasts show approximate area top where British and U S warships and carrier planes shelled and bombed Inchon and surrounding area south of the 38th parallel There was only sporadic activity on the ground in the UN held beachhead in the south spondents in Korea said there was no word of any activity there to support the communist reports of anallied landing attempt The red broadcast from the North Korean capital of Pyong yang reported a landing attempt began at 8 p m 6 a m EST It said the effort was repulsed and 6 American vessels sunk The broadcast was picked up by Kyodp Japanese news agency which said it was terribly garbled At one point it said the attempt was made at 8 p another it indicated it came Wednesday Islands flanking Inchon have been seized by South Korean ma rines in commando raids This served the double purpose of throwing a wrench in the reds seaborne supply lines to the bat preparing a possible avenue for an offensive Strike at Seoul The U S navy said American and British cruisers and destroy ers blasted 2 whole days at Inchon port for Seoul which is 22 miles inland Carrier planes went after air strips troops and gun emplace ments there and along a 210mile western coastal strip The strikes were disclosed as allied ground forces more than 150 miles to the southeast either held or punched out gains on the beachhead perimeter U S naval power turned up also on the Sea of Japan side of the peninsula the east coast An American battleship cruised off the coast from the ruins of red held Pohang onetime No 2 United Nations port The battlewagon didnt fire a shot but 1 of 3 escorting des troyers zigzagged into Pohang harbor and banged away under replying shore batteries Offense The UN ground forces com mander Lt Gen Walton H Walk er told his troops while the Inchon attack was still in an allied offen sive is coming soon There were general the red crust on the 125mile beachhead in the south east perimeter was breaking This was noted particularly on the northern front where American and Korean republican forces continued to hammer out gains Elsewhere the line was generally unchanged The warship and carrier plane blows struck at the area repeat edly blasted by far ranging B29s from Japan and Okinawa bases But where the Superforts con centrated on heavy industry and supply lines the naval targets were airstrips troops and gun em placements on the seaside and in land Cities all the way from the 36th to 39th parallel were attacked by Skyraider bombers Panther jet fighters and Corsair fighter bomb ers These targets included Pyong yang the Korean red capital Tae jon Sinmak Haeju Ongjon Kae son Cherwan Kimpo Suwon and Pyongtaek The planes also attacked red in i   

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