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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 18, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION uimr VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 1950 This Paper Consists ol Two 294 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor The Safety Valve of Free Speech THE other day in my mail I re ceived a clipping which took me back in memory lane to a September day in 1944 when I last visited Londons famous Marble Arch Forum in Hyde Park There I saw proof complete that the British dont suspend freedom of speech even in time of grave national crisis The clipping in question was out of the New York Herald Tri bunes Book Review section and it had to do with one of the most amazing and unforgettable char acters Ive ever met up with I met him in Hyde Park where he was conducting the most popular of the sideshow attractions in I Connection with the worlds most I free parliaments The writer of this Herald Tri bune feature headed Readers Guide presented a first hand ac count of the side of his character that I had heard about but never seen And at this point I think I should tell you that the name the assumed this amaz ing character is Prince Mono lulu An Ethiopian Indian When I first saw Monolulu who refers to himself as an Ethi opian hes as black as the ace of was hold ing forth as an entertainer Others about him in that oratorical arena where any and all may go with their soapboxes had some idea to promote They were in dead earn est But not Monolulu Hes the greatest extravert and exhibition ist Ive ever known He seemed to have only one interest in life That was to make people laugh to en tertain them And it was all for free It isnt permissible to charge or pass the hat at Marble Arch Forum But all of this I learned at the time was a sideline Monolulu really has a business which enables him to live rather to purchase and maintain a jlamboyant costume which I shall deal with later Hes a track tip ster with a motto or slogan known Jto all of horseloving England I horse I gotta horse Wears Plumes 2 Feet High Now Im going to dip into this Herald Tribune piece written by May Lambertson Becker as a part of her coverage of the famous Epsom Downs racing classic Monolulu she describes as a gi gantic Negro whose height was in creased by a headdress of bril liant ostrich plumes some 2 feet high What surprised Mrs Becker was that nobody turned to stare at such a strange and unorthodox person He might have been the postmen seldom wear Turkish trousers a jacket with flowing sleeves and broadr belt all of colors that not only clashed but resounded He was so comfortably taken for granted I had not the face to ask who he was the Herald Tri bune correspondent noted But she kept him in mind and when alone with her hostess she gave expression to her consuming curiosity I Gotta Horse Oh thats Prince Monolulu was the reply Then her hostess added loud and clear I gotta my amazement for Mrs Ellis in her normal conver sation is not at all like that Then I learned that these he emits in a voice that could fill Surrey without a megaphone are his motto his trademark his coat of arms fcw Prince of tipsters leaders of FTninsters in his 70s and going strong the English racetrack for some 40 years has known Mono lulu by these words And appar ently he has known everybody from Old Kate to Lord Lonsdale and the Aga Khan This last claim I am in a posi tion to verify for I myself got most of my background informa tion from no less a personage than the Duchess of Marlborough This was on a motor jaunt from my hotel in London to Oxford near which is Blenheim castle the an cestral Marlborough home where Winston Churchill first saw the light of day Entertained in Castle Here I should explain that on this drive I was the guest of Dr Eddie Anderson a hometown neighbor of mine but better known to the public as a topflight foot ball coach now at Holy Cross formerly at the University of Iowa Stationed at Churchill hospital In Oxfords suburbs Doctor Eddie came to know the duke and duch ess intimately and was frequently entertained in their castle home On this occasion he had come Tto London to pick me up and the duchess was another of his passengers She had been spend ing the day in a Red Cross sewing Yanks Hit Within 3 Miles of Seoul 40000 Troops Back Surrender Order to Communists Kimpo Field USPuts 32 Items Under War Control Factories Forbidden to Obtain More Than a Working Inventory Government Issues Master Domestic Defense Program Washington Thirtytwo war steel lumber industrial alcohol and ny lon ordered under fed eral day antihoarding control Sun The order is effective Monday simultaneously with the restora tion of government on con sumers easy payment credit af fecting cars furniture and house hold equipment Control Inventory The National Production Au thority NPA backing up Presi dent Trumans 330000000000 de fense program issued an inven tory control regulation to prevent overbuying by businessmen It unexpectedly broad The NPA order will not affect consumer buying though this may be noticeably slowed by the credit controls which operate separately NPA exempted allpur chases for personal or household AP Wirephoto MACARTHUR GOES Douglas MacArthur center accompanied by Vice Admiral Arthur Struble left and Marine Maj Gen Oliver P Smith right and other members of his staff go ashore in the Inchon area for an inspection of the front lines Report Communist Attack on IndoChina Garrisons use from the inventory regula tion No consumer items were named Thus while stocking makers may not pile up nylon yarn to excess women may buy as many nylon hose as they Officials lore see no shortage Industrial alcohol was named but not liquor But factories and dealers were forbidden to buy receive order or deliver more than a practicable minimum working inventory of the following materials essential to the munitions drive In Forbidden List Building materials Cement gypsum board sheathing and lath alcohol benzene caustic soda chlorine glycerine and soda ash Forest and hardwood excluding hardwood flooring railroad ties and mine ties softwood plywood and wood pulp Iron and iron gray iron castings carbon and alloy steel rough forgings iron and steel scrap Other metals and Aluminum columbium cobalt copper and scrap containing cop By DOUGLAS B CORNELL Washington JP The govern ment unwrapped Monday a master civil defense plan telling states and cities that home front casualties can be cut in half with trained experts and millions of volunteers No Price Tug President Truman approved the plan which lacked any price tag or timetable Along with a bill to create a new separate federal civil defense administration Mr Truman sent it to a congress which probably will do nothing about authority or money for the pro gram before next year The program is built around 1 Cooperation on a big scale between federal state and local governments with each sharing some of the responsibility and ex pense There is an outline for the kind of organization needed at every level 2 Providing preattack precau tions and postattack help mainly for some 140 critical target and installations an enemy almost certainly would hit 1st and hardest Yet all commu nities should anticipate some form of attack and prepare accord ingly 3 Mutual aid pacts among cities and states even reaching a hand house Thats one of many gaps and blank spots to be filled in later There will be a series of manuals What should your town do about civil defense NSRB says it needs a fulltime civil defense director a deputy an advisory council and specialists in charge of Mutual aid evacuation trans portation communication health emergency food clothing and housing fighting law enforcement fire plant production war Army Doubles Call to Duty for Officers Washington Monday more than The army doubled its callup of reserve officers by add ing 9565 captains and lieutenants to the original summons for 7862 company grade officers In addition the army ordered up 205 chaplain captains and 240 army aviation officers The ground troop officers called up Monday will go on active duty during November for at least 21 months The aviation officers who will fly the armys own reservation and artillery spotting planes will be called up over a 4month per iod ending in December The ground force officers in volved in Mondays announcement include 2561 captains and 700 1st and 2nd lieutenants in 16 branches of the service Witnesses Call Churchill Baa Charles City prose ution resumed rebuttal testimony londay in the Arson trial of ordon Churchill night club nanager after the close of the efense case The defense rested Saturday fter Churchill took the witness tand to deny the charges The tate started rebuttal and called Jtate Agent Max Studer and Sheriff B F Atherton to testify about Churchills character Both ermed it bad Churchill is accused of firing a halfbuilt rival night club Oct 17 1947 center This happened a day or two after my visit to the Marble Arch Forum and I was reporting on my observations and impressions I happened to mention this strange character who called himself an Ethiopian Indian the tall 1 n k y ebony complexioned Continued on Pace 2 Schuman Told to Stand Firm on Germany Paris French cabinet instructed Foreign Minister Rob ert Schuman Monday o stand firm in his opposition to immediate re armament of Germany authorita tive sources said Schuman cabled for instructions during the weekend when U S Secretary of State Dean Acheson gave the Atlantic pact ministers in New York a proposal to form a unified European army with Ger mans taking part Two cabinet meetings in Paris Monday reviewed the whole pol icy The result said sources close to the government was a decision that the French parliament would not stand for any French cabinet that backed rearming Germany until France itself is at full mili tary strength Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Tuesday with light showers and sprinkles in the vicinity Mon day night Cooler Monday night with low about 53 High Tuesday 74 Iowa Partly cloudy some scat tered showers in north portion Monday night Cooler northwest Monday night Low Monday night 50 to 55 northwest near 65 southeast Tuesday partly cloudy with scattered showers east portion Somewhat cooler north and west High Tuesday 70 to 75 northwest 75 to 80 southeast Further outlook Part ly cloudy Wednesday with show ers probable Wednesday night or Thursday Not much change in temperature Minnesota Clearing and cooler Monday night Tuesday near 45 northwest to 5055 southeast high Tuesday 65 extreme north to 6570 south IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Sept 18 May Signal Red Assault on Saigon Saigon Indo China Thousands of communist troops were reported to be massing along the ChiueseIndoChina border Monday and two French garrisons g u ar d i n s invasion routes have been attacked Some military observers here said the attacks might be the start of a general red offensive The French have a sizeable army in IndoChina which is fighting the native VietMinh communist forces There has been speculation for some time that IndoChina might be the next place the communists would at tack in their attempt to conquer Asia AFrench army spokesman said a communist army of between 4000 and 5000 troops was at tacking the outpost of Dongkhe on the Chinese border Another strong communist force was reported to have surrounded the outpost of Loakay 167 miles west of Donghke and to have started artillery fire One report from Hanoi a city in the northern part Of Indo per magnesium manganese nick el tin tungsten zinc other non ferrous scrap rubber and la tex all synthetic rubbers Textiles Burlap cotton pulp hightenacity rayon yarn nylon staple and nylon filament yarn The list may be lengthened or shortened as conditions warrant The purpose of the order is to make clear that national interest demands there be no accumula tion of materials beyond what is needed for immediate production said NPA Administrator William H Harrison Must Obey Spirit It is the responsibility of both the purchaser and supplier to as sure that the spirit of the order is lived up to The other federal action due to take effect on Monday is the fed ral reserve boards regulation V controlling retail credit It rings consumers a little closer to tie war effort The government hopes this ac ion announced Sept 8 will put he brakes on freewheeling con umer credit Credit volume al eady has rolled past a record reaking July total of 00 outstanding across the borders to Mexican and Canadian neighbors It is sug gested that as a rough rule of thumb cities within a 20mile radius of a probable target city be asked to consider mutual aid ar rangements for committing up to 4 of their resources as initial re inforcements by prearranged plan in the event of attack 4 Mobile civil defense teams could speed to stricken cities even in another state 5 Establishing government schools to turn out civil defense experts as the British are doing 6 Bringing civil defense eventu ally down to the every person should know what he must do in an emergency Brought to the Individual Calling on every person and every community to play a part the plan says Granted a few minutes warn ing casualties could be reduced by over 50 per cent through proper organization and training in civil defense More important civil defense could spell the difference between defeat with slavery for our people and victory in a war thrust upon us Nobody seems to know at the moment how much the program would cost or how long it would take to develop it to the point where America its vital industries dens shelters rescue supplies training manpower administra tion protecting or restoring utili ties sanitation and military aux iliaries like a civil air patrol and an airraid warning service Whats To Be Done In all these fields the govern ment lays down definite sugges tions on what should be done For instance it says providing shel ters for everybody is financially impossible but some must be built It suggests 3 types including home shelters On evacuation it tells how to register people and pick gathering points It suggests that school chil dren 6 through 15 go 1st then younger children pregnant wom en the aged infirm or helpless in mates of institutions and theii everybody else who isnt essential Your state the federal experts say should have experts in the same categories as the cities to operate on the state level The Cerro Gordo county civilian defense council is nearing com pletion Chairman R J Woody Wilson said Monday I have sev eral key appointments still to make he said but I expect to have the first council meeting yet this month so we can have our in Operation by UN Force Marines Hurl Back 5 PreDawn Assaults on Captured Air Base By LEIF ERICKSON T o k y o AP marines stabbed to within 3 miles of Seoul Monday at the head of 40000 massing allied troops ordered to make the red Koreans surrender or die The leathernecks spear headed the 10th corps libera tion force now rolling in a crushing tide on the redheld South Korean capital Seouls liberation appeared organizational plans completed by Oct 1 Kew Heads Iowa Radio News Group DCS Moines Kew of radio station KGLO Mason City was elected president of the Iowa Radio News association at its fall meeting Saturday Other officers chosen included Vice president Ralph Childs KMA Shenandoah Barnes WSUI Iowa City Directors Russ Van Dyke China said the communists al ready had overrun Dongkhe A military spokesman here snid however that he understood the French still were holding the out post nlthough they had suffered some casualties Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Year Ago Maximum Minimum 57 70 43 Probe Sabotage of Voice Tower Washington state de partment reported that an cxplo sion wrecked a voice of America antenna at Bethany Ohio earlj Monday Officials said the FBI is inves tigating the possibility of sab otage The department said the bias toppled a 165foot tower support ing the antenna Damage wa estimated at It was th 2nd explosion there in 4 months Stassen Will Reveal Move in 10 Days New York Harold E Stas sen said Monday it would be at east 10 days before he could dis close his connection with an im portant national move which he previously said caused him to can cel a Chicago speech last Friday He is not prepared or at lib rty as yet to make an announce ment the president of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania and for mer governor of Minnesota told reporters and its people will have the best possible chance of living through an atom bomb war One civil de fense official said it might be two years maybe more after congress acts The national security resources board put the plan together in a 162page prospective best seller called United States Civil De fense Larsen Resigns With the publication of the master plan there were two re lated developments Paul J Larsen who directed its preparation resigned as head of the NSRBs civil defense office Deputy James J Wadsworth was named acting director A former atomic energy expert Larsen said that in the operating stage civil defense needs someone with a broader administrative and organ izing background than he has He said he has no special plans for the future Mayor David L Lawrence of Pittsburgh president of the U S conference of mayors said mayors and civilian defense directors rep resenting some 60000000 people in 150 cities will hold an emer gency meeting here Oct 5 and 6 with NSRB Chairman W Stuart Symington They will come with hands out Lawrence said it is hoped an agreement can be reached on im mediate federal appropriations for KRNT Des Moines and Howard Anderson WMT Cedar Rapids Kew succeeds Chick McCuen of the tremendous volume of SAME White ilar mrinj no traffic death in 21 hours medical supplies firefighting and apparatus and other supplies and equipment needed in organizing an effective civil defense in major in dustrial cities Bigger Scale The master plan contemplates civil defense on a much bigger different scale than the stirrup pumpsand bucket efforts of World war II Eventually there would be Block wardens training in first aid and other self protection measures for individuals reserve police and firemen rescue squads radiation and germ and chemical warfare specialists detailed plans for cheap but practical home shel ters What sort of tools and equip ment should you have around the KRNT who presided over the 2 day convention session Barnes was reelected The association voted to contin ue in membership without dues during their service in the armed forces any current members called to military duty An honorary membership was accorded Earl Hall managing edi tor of the Mason City GlobeGa zette who gave a talk at Satur days association meeting on his recent tour of U S defense bases The association indoxsed by res olution a code news coopera tion recently approved by the Iowa Medical Society and extended its appreciation to Gene Godt WHO for his work on the code with the medical group Hampton Man Hurt at Crossing Hampton Denton 39 Hampton house mover suf fered a possible skull fracture and multiple cuts and bruises Monday when his light pickup truck and an M St L freight train collided at a crossing here Denton remained conscious and Xrays were to be taken to deter mine the extent of his head injury to be at hand The marines vanguard was about one mile from Yong dong Seoul suburb on t h e south bank of the Han river The allied force must cross the Han to take Seoul itself To River Bank Fifteen miles northwest of the city a 2nd marine col umn hurled back 5 predawn assaults and secured Kimpo airfield Then it drove north to the banks of the Han Kimpo airfield already is in operation as an allied base with an excellent paved run way Official reports Sunday that marines were f ighting in the out skirts of Seoul proved premature at that time Red Koreans seized the city June 28 3 days after they in vaded the United Nationsspon sored republic South Korean forces blew the Hans rail and road bridges then allied planes repeatedly mangled the bridge remnants Shower Leaflets As the big offensive mounted at both ends of South Korea al lied warplanes showered the reds with 3000000 leaflets warning them they must give up or die now On the old southeast Korean beachhead an American battalion crossed the Naktong river and set up a firm bridgehead on the west bank Allied forces had withdrawn to the east bank Aug 4 U S 2nd division troops made the crossing west of Changnyong The reds drove back 3 U S pa trols which tried to cross at an other point On the northeastern front of the old beachhead two allied bat talions crossed to the north bank of the Kyongsan river The river runs just south of Pohang port on the east coast Heavy Resistance Allied forces mostly made steady progress all along the mile southeast perimeter But the reds resisted fiercely at several points There were indications the reds caught in the allied nutcracker were pulling forces from the southeast front to defend Seoul AP Correspondent Relman Morin in the InchonSeoul beachhead reported evidences of suicidal re sistance by surprisingly weak and wildeyed red forces Allied flyers spotted a fast red motorized column racing north from Taejon 90 miles south of Seoul Warplanes blasted the moving communist troop column The navy in Washington re ported marine pilots now are able to fly off carriers and land at Kimpo Tanks Kayod The navy said belated reports from the InchonSeoul sector said 17 Russianmade tanks were de stroyed by marine ground weapons and 18 others were knocked out by navy and marine carrier planes Allied planes ranged all over the two fronts Carrierbased navy and marine planes hit red airfields within 150 miles of the Inchon beachhead U S 5th air force fighter I bombers spewed jellied gasoline fire bombs at red troops on the southeast Korea perimeter Drop 400 Tons hit red positions in the sector northwest of Taegu with 400 tons of bombs They plastered an area onehalf mile wide and 2J miles deep This could be the prelude to another jump across the Naktong The two jaws of the mighty al lied nutcracker were beginning to ram shut on the communists   

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