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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION umir VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wirei Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 1950 This Paper Consists at Two No MS 1st Marines Capture Suburb of Seoul Allied Offensive Kicks Off All Along 120Mile Perimeter FARMERS HEAR GOVERNOR Almost 3000 persons heard Gov William S Beardsley deliver the feature ad dress Friday at the Northeast Iowa Soil Conservation Field day near Charles City The governor encouraged the farm ers to return to their farms and put into practice the ap GlobeGazctte photo by Bryant proved methods which they saw demonstrated at the field day The event was sponsored by theShannon Wilson American Legion Post No 174 the Floyd county soil con servation district and the Charles City Chamber of Com merce See story and pictures on page 6 Acheson Proposes to Place Germans in a United Army By JOHN HIGHTOWER New York his toric American proposal to include United States and German troops in a unified battle force for the defense of western Europe confronted the North Atlantic council Saturday The plan demanded one of the gravest decisions from the Atlantic Alliance since it came into being The plan was outlined to the council late Friday by Secretary of State Dean Ache son who presented it as a onepackage deal He told representatives of the other 11 Atlantic powers that the United States is ready to take the revolutionary step in its own for eign policy and assign troops to a European force provided the other nations take other steps necessary to assure an adequate defense Subject to Control Among these other steps Ache son explained the United States considers it essential to include provision for the formation and arming of German units with how ever the limitation that they should not constitute a German national army and should be en tirely subject to the control of the proposed allied command Saturday is the 2nd and accord ing to schedule the last day of the 12nation councils session here American diplomats were hopeful that the proposals which Acheson laid down would win ac ceptance by Saturday night Fri days closeddoor meetings were authoritatively described as hav ing produced no evidence of basic disagreement although since Ach eson was the last of the ministers to speak their reaction to his presentation could not be judged fully Here are the salient points of the points of the American plan according to fullyinformed dip lomatic sources of a central inte grated western European defense force under the command staff headed by a supreme comman der to this force of national contingents of all the dif ferent Atlantic treaty nations specifically including a substan tially reenforced American army in Europe 3 Employment of all the available manpower which can be mustered including troops from western Germany of the Atlan tic treaty machinery to provide for supervision of production of arms and equipment according to a system of priorities 5 T Establishment of financial cooperation machinery with the United States prepared to help step up the arms output of any nation1 which already is making a maximum effort with its own re sources Acheson told the council meet Ing that one great aim of the American plan which he laid down with President Trumans authorization is to develop in Eur ope a strong willtoresist by pro viding the means of resistance The United States he made clear is interested in achieving that ob jective by allout measures but not interested in making an in adequate effort to accomplish it by halfway measures Republicans Pick War as Top Issue Chicago republican partys chief weapon in the con gressional campaign leaders ap peared agreed will be the Korean war issue and Truman adminis tration bungling National party leaders at a 2 day midwest G O P conference also agreed that the communism issue and the attack on the Bran nan farm plan will be secondary Guy G Gabrielson republican national chairman said Friday he is very optimistic about all re publican congressional contests But he did not predict the G O P will win control of either house He estimated a net gain of 5 in stead of the required 7 senate seats and 25 to 30 house seats short of the 47 the G O P needs to out vote democrats He said the republicans can win the Nov 7 election on the Korean war issue even if the war ends in a United Nations victory before then The people are still sore about how we ever got into war in the 1st place Gabrielson told news men Bill Shinn Denied Use of Korean Phone Tokyo Press Correspondent Bill Shinn who broke the story of the Inchon land ing Saturday was denied permis sion by the army to use the mili tary telephone connecting Korea and Tokyo He had been using the military telephone regularly Maj Buel A Williamson a pub lic information officer in Gen MacArthurs headquarters here said Shinn a native of Korea was not an accredited correspondent in the far east command Williamson said however that Shinn would be permitted to con tinue to work for the AP in Korea and his stories could be telephoned to Tokyo by other AP men on the scene Only One Present Shinn was the only corre spondent for a world news agency present in Pusan when Maj Gen Chung II Kwon announced that U S marines and South Koreans Accused Denies Setting Fire to Rival Club Charles City E Jack Churchill 39 night club op erator on trial for arson took the witness stand Saturday and flatly denied he set fire to a rival club being constructed by Wesley and Donald Hobert Churchill was nattily dressed in a brown pinstripe suit and a light green shirt for his appearance in his own behalf The courtroom was full The Hobert club was destroyed by a fire which was discovered about a m Oct 17 1947 Churchill testified that from 8 p m Oct 16 until 2 a m Oct 17 when the place closed for the night he did not leave the prem ises of the Castle club which he operates After 2 a m he continued he remained at the Castle club aiding employes in cleanup work until about At that time he said he left with the employes and 2 patrons He said he borrowed a Nash owned by E E McSweeney now of Mason City to drive the people home McSweeney who formerly was employed by Churchill as an auto mechanic testified previously that at the time of the fire Churchills green Hudson was being repaired Churchill Saturday said this was the reason he borrowed the Nash William D Cahill a state wit ness had testified he saw Church ills green Hudson near the Hobert club the night of the fire Churchill denounced as a lie testimony by William F Cahill father of William D Cahill that Churchill had offered him money to burn down the Hobert club Churchill also denied that he ever told the elder Cahill or R T Hargraves another state witness that the Hobert club would pro vide stiff competition and that he would put the torch to it District Judge Tom Bpynton had called Saturdays session at the request of the segregated jury which asked that Saturday pro ceedings be held had landed near Inchon Chung commanderinchief of South Korean forces released the news at p m Friday p m CST Thursday to South Korean reporters for Korean language newspapers in Pusan Within 20 minutes Shinn had reached the only telephone to Tokyo he could use and was dic tating the story to AP headquar ters there An hour and 19 minutes later Maj Williamson told the AP that general headquarters had ordered the AP to kill the story on the grounds that it was premature At the time the order to kill Shinns story was issued General Chungs report already was in print in Korean language news papers In Pusan and had been broadcast by the South Korea radio News of the landing was general knowledge throughout Korea The AP did not kill the story since it already was out and its accuracy had not been ques tioned Confirmation of Chungs report came more than 3hours later in a one paragraph dispatch from AP Correspondents Don Whitehead and Bill Ross It was datelined With U S forces near Inchon The army release announcing the invasion was issued at p m 8 hours and 45 minutes after Chungs announcement Narrow Escape Shinn has been covering the war since July 7 when he showed up inside allied lines after a harrow ing escape from Seoul He is as signed to the South Korean mili tary and government headquar ters He went to Seoul where he be came assistant manager of the Chosen hotel There he became friends with some U S officers for whom he often acted as in Scoff Demands Special Session About Liquor DCS Moines member of the Iowa state liquor commission has demanded a special session of the legislature to investigate what he terms a critical situation in the commission George L Scott West Union a republican member of the com mission said he had made the de mand Friday in a letter to the governor Governor Beardsley contacted at St Ansgar where he fulfilled a speaking engagement Friday night declined to comment on the special session demand Dissension Seen Scotts request for a special ses sion came after disclosure that there has been dissension between Scott and other commission mem bers particularly Scott and Chair man Arthur Coburn It was disclosed at a press con ference Thursday that Scott had stated the governor personally or dered the commission to purchase one brand of straight whisky The governor emphatically de nied Friday that he had anything to do with the commissions buy ing or listing any brand of whis ky Coburn and Russell E Swift the democratic member of the commission also said the govern or had nothing to do with it Scotts letter told the governor that the critical situation which exists in the commission no long er can be ignored The letter renewed Scotts charges of discrimination and fa voritism in liquor purchases and distribution He declared that vio lations of longestablished com mission policies have occurred by the reason of your Governor Beardsleys directions Coburn Answers Scott said the governor could not give fair and impartial con sideration to this matter The legislature the letter con tinued must guarantee the peo ple that the trust it has reposed Reds Missed Chance to Kill General By RUTHERFORD POATS Aboard Invasion Flagship Off Inchon North Koreans had a chance to kill Gen Douglas MacArthur and the rest of the top commanders the United Nations invasion forces with one well placed artillery shell But they muffed it They didnt fire a single shot After the marines secured Wolmi Do island Friday Gen MacArthur and his top army navy and marine commanders boarded an unarmed motor launch for a personal reconnaissance of the beach where the main force of marines was to land 6 hours later With Gen MacArthur were Vice Adm Arthur D Struble comman der of joint task force 7 Marine Lr Gen Lemuel C Shepherd Maj Gen Edward M Almond com mander of the new 10th army corps several other staff officers and war correspondents Called Impossible As the launch approached the beach at Wolmi Do Admiral Stru ble confirmed his prediction that the ebbing tide had nearly exposed the offshore mudflats and a land ing was impossible Gen MacArthur was obviously disappointed that he could not go ashore Adm Struble signalled the coxswain to continue up the chan nel past the island The general and his staff ex amined the beaches closely through binoculars as the launch passed within 400yards of In chons western waterfront where the marines poured ashore later in the day Then Gen Shepherd protested that the launch had gone too far up the channel Both sides of the channel were flanked by commu nist positions Indians Around Admiral Struble turned to Gen Shepherd and said Gen Mac Arthur wants to go right up there and see whats going on are Indians around bu theres not one behind everj bush the admiral quipped The officers stood up in the open launch and like sightseers in a bu listened to their guide Admira Struble point out the enemy positions including the concrete causeway linking the island anc Inchon proper They could see smoke spiralinj to the sky from a destroyed re finery and installations softenci up by a 3day sea and air bom bardinent The launch returned to the flag ship without incident The North AP Wirephoto ALLIES GAIN AT INCHON OPEN DRIVE IN American invasion forces 1 drove 6 miles inland Satur day from the new Inchon beachhead Their immediate ob jective is to control the InchonSeoul redheld Korean distribution center To the south allied forces seeking a major breakthrough from the southeast beach head have opened an offensive on the Taegu and Masan fronts Three South Korean forces are ashore in the Po hangYongdok area in the commission is honored without cause for criticism com plaint or suspicion The dissension in the commis sion came to light when Coburn answered a charge by the demo cratic state headquarters that the commission has on hand enough of a certain brand of whisky to last 13 years Coburn said the whisky was purchased largely as a reserve Koreans didnt fire a shot against a time when a whisky shortage might exist He said the democratic headquarters obvious ly was shooting at a whisky known as Old Hector Told of Scotts letter to Beards ley Coburn said Its all right with me Mr Scott can take the matter to Harry Tru man if ho wants to Denharn Quits Labor Post Washington P Robert N Denham resigned by request Sat urday as general counsel of the national labor relations board The resignation is effective at the close of business next Monday In an exchange of letters made public by the white house Den ham reviewed at length his differ ences with the board over admin istration and interpretation of the TaftHartley act The futility indicated by such conditions is discouraging Den ham wrote but does not justify an abandonment of the principles that have governed me in my ad ministration of the act pursuant to your original instructions However you have now seen fit to request my resignation forth with In obedience to your wishes I feel that I must comply However I cannot emphasize too strongly that while I have held this office my administration has been one of honest and faithful adherence to your instructions and loyaltyto the act and to my oath in all respects St assen Expects Vo Federal Appointment Philadelphia Harold E itassen said Saturday he does not expect any appointment of any from the national adminis ERUPTION KILLS 63 Manila P I counted 63 persons dead Saturday in the eruption of Ml Hibok vol cano on Camiguin island terpreter and they took up a col lection to send him to college in the U S After his return he joined the AP in Seoul When the reds in vaded South Korea he and his family fled south They were sep arated and he has not seen them since DIES OF POLIO DCS Moines A Bruce Thompson 32 of West Des Moines died of bulbar polio al Veterans hospital Friday Pie was admitted to the hospital last Mon day SAME Black flag tneani traffic death in lul U AP Wlrephoto DUGOUT 2nd division GJs find their foxhole better for swimming than protection after several days of Korean rain Using their helmets to bail out are Sgt Robert McGregor Lincoln Park Michigan and appropriately named Sgt George Rainwater Fort JVorth Texas ration He made the statement in reply o a request for comment on a published report he has been of ered the post of assistant secre ary of defense under Gen George C Marshall The Philadelphia Inquirer said n a news story Saturday that ac cording to rumors current in Washington Stassen has been of fered the defense post Stassen was reached by tele jhone at his home in suburban hestnut Hill The story was read to him and he said I do not expect any appoint ment of any kind from the na tional administration He de clined any further statement General Marshall reached by a Philadelphia Evening Bulletin re porter at his home in Leesburg also was asked about the possibil ty of nn appointment for Stassen He replied No I havent consid ered anybody Kimpo Field Capital Is Taken MacArthur in Grand Gamble to End War at Earliest Moment By LEIF ERICKSON Tokyo AP Tankled American and South Korean marines late Saturday cap tured a southwest industrial suburb of Seoul fought into the northwest and advanced toward the heart of the red held Korean capital The fastmoving attack has gained 22 miles since United Nations forces landed at Seouls port of Inchon Friday The South Korean republi can high command announced the advances in a broadcast from Pusan Airfield Secure U S marines already have seized Seouls Kimpo airfield 12 miles northeast of Inchon and 15 miles northwest of Seoul Simultaneously a fullscale al lied offensive kicked off all along he 120mile perimeter of the old defense line in South Korea It made good to moderate gains n hardslogging conflict in rain and mud Cross the Naktong Most notable advance in the outheast was made by the U S 2nd division It drove back to the east bank of the Naktong mile gain A 2nd division spokesman said he Korean reds were withdraw ng westward in a general exo dus and in vast mad confu ion The battlefield was littered vith their dead Other American and South Korean ground forces went for vard one to 3 miles against more Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday Low Saturday night 4248 high Sun day near 60 Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Cooler north central portion Saturday night Low Saturday night 42 to 48 north 50 to 55 south High Sun day 60 north 65 south Further outlook cloudy with some pos sibility of rain Monday nigh and Tuesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy soull and partly cloudy north portion Saturday night and Sunday Cooler Saturday night Frost o near freezing temperatures like ly over a small area central anc northeast portions Low Satur day night 3438 northeast 384 northwest 4550 south Higl Sunday 5560 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 75 Minimum 56 At 8 a m 60 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 49 determined red opposition in the south north and northeast The big operation U S strate conceived with the objective of quickly destroying the North Korean army was beginning to produce results The South Korean high com mand announcement relating to the InchonSeoul area said U S and South Korean marines cap tured the Seoul industrial suburb of Yongdungpo at 5 p m Satur day Fight in Streets Other U N forces it said cross ed the broad Han river between Yongdungpo and Seoul proper and were advancing towards the tieart of Seoul in street fighting The U S marines who took Kimpo airfield also crossed the Han and pierced the northwest Seoul suburb of Neunggok the South Koreans reported The leathernecks swiftly se cured their beachhead after 262 allied ships arrived off the Yel low sea port with some 40000 troops At daybreak Saturday they began fanning out toward the redheld capital of Seoul 22 miles eastward Plunge 6 Miles They plunged ahead at least 6 miles Six red tanks on their left flank 3 miles north of Inchon were knocked out by marine Cor sair fighterbombers and ground fire Troops and equipment poured ashore Inchons port installations were put into operation quickly despite the thunderous naval and air bombardment preceding the landings On the old allied beachhead 165 mountainous miles to the south east the 8th armys big push had gained from one to 3 miles on a 70mile the Taegu sector to the South Korean coast These were the jaws of a giant nutcracker aimed at trapping the Korean red army between United Nations forces in the north and move that MacArthur gambled would disintegrate the communists Gamble on Russia MacArthur gambled also that Russia or red China would not in tervene It should be over quickly Lt Gen Walton H Walker com mented However the 8th army com mander cautioned there would be hard fighting ahead if the reds bring up reserves we dont know about It wasnt a hasty these coordinated blows against
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