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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 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 uwjj VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy Big 3 Agrees to End State of War With Germany Permit Arms MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 295 AP Wirephoto TELLING IT TO THE Aided by an interpreter Sgt James T Okita Honolulu questions red pris oner captured by 1st cavalry division soldiers north of Taegu on the Korean front Will Review Size Limits on Industry Frankfurt Germany The United States Brtain and France have agreed to end their state of war with Germany This was announced Tuesday by the foreign ministers of the 3 countries in a communique made public here Any attack against the West German government will be treat ed as an attack upon the 3 big powers the foreign ministers de clared The ministers in their New York session also decided to 1 Permit the establishment of mobile police formations organ ized on a state basis but with pro visions which would enable the federal West German govern ment to make effective use of all or part of this force in order fully to meet the exigencies of the present situation 2 Review present prohibitions and limitations on German indus tries 3 Remove immediately all restric tions on the size speed and num ber of commercial cargo ships built for export More Steel 4 Permit steel to be produced beyond the present limits laid down by the allies wherever such increased production would fa cilitate the defense effort of the west 5 Permit West Germany to set up a ministry of foreign affairs to handle its own foreign rela tions now handled by the allies The foreign ministers said they had given serious consideration to the problem of Germanys mili tary security and to sentiments favoring German participation in the defense of western Europe But no decision was reached on this question Study and ex change of views will continue on No Separate Army However the ministers ruled out any idea of rebuilding the German army outside the frame work of common European de fense They said The ministers are fully agreed that the recreation of a German national army would not serve the best interest of Germany or Eur ope They also believe this is the view of the great majority of the German people Marines Cross Han River in Final Drive on Seoul UN Forces Racing to Beat Reds photo IN CHARGE Major General Edward M Almond is com mander of the newly created 10th corps which invaded Iii chou He is a veteran assault landing officer of World war II AP Wirephoto CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MACHINE S Delegate Warren R Austin displays captured North Ko rean machine gun bearing 1950 soviet markings at the UN security council session Monday after the reading of General Douglas MacArthurs report charged Rus sia supplied the North Korean communists with weapons and munitions as late as 1950 The machine gun was an ex hibit of the report Soviet Delegate Jakob A Malik who waged a losing fight to delay reading of the report ducked out of the chamber rather than examine the exhibit Be hind Austin is Audrey Langston of the UN photographic section Sen Hickenlooper Hits at Brannan Creeping Socialism Zcarinp U S Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper charged Tuesday that the farm plan pro posed by Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Brannan would put the individual farmer in a strait jacket The Iowa republican spoke here during the national soil conserva tion field day program Hickenlooper said government officials have been using the farm problem as a political football and arc attempting to regiment the farmer through the Brannan plan He and those who speak for him make a lot of pious statements about wanting to help the farmer but what they are really support ing is a creeping socialism which would in the end destroy the free dom of agriculture and the right of the farmer to run his business as he sees fit Hickenlooper said The senator said that if politi cal scheming can be kept out of he farm program we can and will have a sensible farm program in operation This he said would eave the farmer free but protect iim against collapse of his income Kline Says Russia Controls Timetable Des Moines Al lan B Kline Vinton farmer who heads the American Farm Bureau Federation says Russia controls the timetable in the current in ternational crisis We dont control it Kline told a regional meeting of the Nation al Rural Electric Cooperative as sociation Monday night We did once but we misjudged Russia and our government has made some colossal blunders I believe the Russians decide when and if dont The regional group reelected state committeemen to represent their states in the NRECA nation ally Iowas committeeman is Al lert Olson Osage Churchill Trial Handed to Jury Charles City Gordon E Jack Churchill arson case went to a district court jury at a m Tuesday County Attorney Alfred Beard more began his closing argument Monday afternoon and concluded it Tuesday Defense counsel waived closing arguments Churchill manager of the Cas tle Club near here was accused of setting a fire Oct 17 1947 which destroyed a night club being built by Donald and Wesley Hobert Charles City Native is Promoted in SEC Washington Howard L Kellogg a native of Charles City Iowa has been promoted to as sistant chief accountant in the se curities and exchange commis sion Kellogg has been an ac countant in the office of the com missions chief accountant since 1941 Churchill in New Attack on Laborites By GLENN WILLIAMS London IP Aging Winston Churchill marshalled his bitterest words Tuesday for a political at tack aimed at striking down the labor government on a vote of censure and forcing a quick gen eral election The tory thunderer chose vio lent opposition to state ownership of Britains steel industry as his cause of allout war Veteran political observers be lieved the government would sur vive this attack as it has all others which Churchill has led unceas ingly against the socialist bat talions since labor came to power in 1945 Vote Is Close They agreed however that it would scrape through only on the strength of sick men who are rallying from their beds to be in the house for the vital vote ex pected Tuesday night If every member of parliament were present the government would have a majority of 7 At least two laborites however are traveling so far abroad they cannot return for the vote leav ing the government a working ma jority of 5 Several labor members are but plan to get to the house and vote anyway Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps ordered to take a 3month rest at the begin ning of this month was driven more than 100 miles from his rural home Monday night For the attacking tories one member hopped off an Australia bound ship at Gilbraltar and flew to London He planned to rejoin his ship in Egypt if the govern ment wins Odds Favor Government Meantime London bookmakers were offering odds as high as 9 to 4 that the government would win the vital vote Churchill angrily forced the is sue on the steel bill last Thursday when the government disclosed it was going ahead on schedule to carry out the law nationalizing the industry The law was passed by parlia ment about a year ago Its terms require the government to take the iron and steel plants from their private owners and hand them over to a government corporation sometime during the calendar year of 1951 Churchills motion of censure urges parliament to regret the government action on the grounds that it is disturbing the smooth and efficient working of an in dustry vital to our defense pro gram Says Stubborn Foe Licked jWont Quit 25th Division Throws Back Banzai Charges By HUGH BAILLIE President of The United Press In Korea enemy is licked but he wont quit That is the Korea story Tuesday During the last 4 days I have toured the southern front from the Masan sector to the Pohang area from the east flank to the west flank by plane and jeep In most places we now havethe initiative but on Maj Gen William B Keans 25th division front beyond Masan one regiment was repulsing repeated banzai charges of the most ferocious nature The enemy attacked again and again frantically screaming yelling throwing hand grenades and firing burp guns Fight on 3 Sides Col Mike Michaelis troops threw back suicide rushes which once had him fighting on 3 sides at once North of Taegu we have packed in the artillery 4 rows deep I visited one battery of 155 mili meter howitzers which while I BULLETIN COLLISION FATAL Sioux City Miss Audrey Marti 23 of Omaha died at a hospital here Tuesday as a result of severe burns suffered in a 3 car collision early Monday in Ser geant Bluff was there fired 90 rounds con stantly raising their range as the enemy fell back It is a sight to see these kids serving these howitzers When bat tery fire is laid on they resemble football players engaging in a com plicated Tformation hipperdip per and when the gun command ers handislashes down the lan yards are pulled Then amid an earsplitting noise the shells go screaming away like accidents hustling somewhere to happen If you get in front of the guns when they are really working the sky is filled with obscene whis perings as the shells slither on their way Distances Short In Taegu the windows rattle frequently during the night The front is a 30 minute jeep drive from Taegu and our extreme rear Pusan is a 30minute plane flight From Taegu to Masan is aboufj 40 minutes That gives an idea of the size of our bridgehead in terms of travel And our course jeeping 30 min utes to the front from Taegu is a trifle less mileage than 30 minutes on the Grand Central Parkway on the cushions Upon arriving at the 1st cavalry front above Taegu we parked our jeep on a high ridge from which there was an excellent panoramic view of the battle field Plenty of smoke was showing where the communists were catching hell but presently a GI poked his head out of a foxhole and drawled Say thats a poor place to park We are getting mortar fire around heice So we left We saw many tanks going up grimy faces above the hatches When B29s acting as flying artillery concentrate on an area in front of the infantry the deto nations create the feeling that you are experiencing an earthquake and how many enemy survives after theyve been on the receiv ing end of one of these visitations seems rather baffling Credits Air Force Many commanders give credit Senate Group Okays Marshall Washington senate armed services committee ap proved Tuesday the nomination of Gen George C Marshall to be secretary of defense The vote was 7 to 2 Outgoing Sec retary Louis Johnson left the job at noon Tuesday to the far east manded by Lt Stratemeyer and force commanded air force com Gen George E the 5th aii by Maj Gen BULLETIN ASK SEAT FOR RED CHINA New York general assembly opened Tuesday and India immediately asked that communist China be given the Chinese seats in the United Na tions Indias action beat the soviet union to the punch on the explosive Chinese repre sentation issue Earle E Partridge saying that if it werent for the air we would not be in Korea Everybody is waiting eagerly for the day when the enemy is flushed into the open and can be slaughtered wholesale by our air planes Already many have been incinerated by the deadly napalm also by bombs and machineguns For example two planes caught a horde of enemy troops mobiliz ing en the bank of the Naktong river awaiting turns to cross by barge The pilots bombed and strafed plentiously while the enemy dumbly headed toward a barge trying desperately to get aboard The aviators never sank Seen by Hundreds at Poplar Bluff 4 Planes Chase Flying Wash Tub Through Missouri Sky French Claim Communists Aid Attackers By SEYMOUR TOPPING Saigon IndoChina AP French army communi que said Tuesday communist led Vietminh troops newly armed in China were used for the 1st time in attacking the outpost town of Dongkhe on the Chinese frontier The army announced that the town fell Tuesday to the guerrillas after a bitter 3day fight but that the exact iden tity of all of the attackers was not yet known Dongkhe was attacked Sept 16 at dawn by Vietminh units not completely identified but certain ly exceeding 4 battalions in strength and supported by artil lery and heavy mortars the French communique said No Official Evidence The inability tcr obtain complete identification left open the possi bility that Chinese communist troops might have assisted in the fight which left the town in flames But so far there has been no official evidence of Chinese communist complicity in the at tack Official reports of concentra tions of the rebel troops of Mos cowtrained Ho Chi Minh whose jungle government has been rec ognized by Russia and her satel lites indicated the Donkghe attack may have signalled a general Viet minh offensive along the entire region bordering on China ReDel forces were said to have gathered in strength near the frontier posts of Laokay Langsonand Moncay French aerial reconnaisance Monday spotted Dongkhe 100 miles northeast of Hanoi in flames The French flag had dis apeared Ground troops have not yet made contact with the conquerors to establish their full identity but the communique said It can be stated that the Vietminh have employed Vietminh units newly armed in China for the 1st time Officials have reported for several weeks that Vietminh troops were being trained and armed at red Chinese bases uoss the bor International photo MARINE or Gen Oliver P Smith com mands the 1st marine division part of the Inchon invasion force Smith was decorated for perfectingthe technique of reef landing during operations in the Pacific against the Japa nese Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cool Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and a little warm er Low Tuesday night 45 to 50 High Wednesday 75 Iowa Fair and somewhat cooler central and east Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 45 to 50 north 52 to 58 south Wednes day fair with high near 75 Further outlook Increasing clpudiness and mild Thursday with showers likely Thursday night or Friday Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal north 4 to 6 degrees above normal south portion Normal high 73 to 77 Normal low 49 to 53 Minor fluctua tions of temperatule through Sunday Rainfall will average onehalf to threequarters of an inch occurring as showers over the weekends IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 88 Minimum 56 At 8 a m 63 Precipitation 01 Communists Try to Save Capital City Shield of American Tanks Blocks Off NorthBound Enemy From Wire Services S marines have stormed across the Han river in darkness for their final as sault against Seoul It was the climax to Gen Douglas Mac Arthurs surprise landing last Friday at the port of Inchon 150 miles behind the enemys southern battle lines Correspondent Jack James reported he was waiting at the Han to follow the marines across as quickly as possible MacArthurs twofront nut cracker operation was moving fast The reds appeared to be abandoning t h e old allied southeast beachhead box per imeter in an effort to save Seoul for themselves Marine forward elements were reported two miles from Seoul across the unbvidged river from the redheld cap ital The southeast front was crack ing wide open under pressure and red withdrawals toward the allied 2nd front 140 miles away A shield of Sherman and Persh ing tanks and infantry was thrown out on the marine south flank in Seouls crossriver suburbs to block off the northbound reds Heavy Firepower There the allies had a tank ringed perimeter set up with great firepower Advance red columns were re ported within a few hours drive of Seoul Seventh division infantrymen Americans and South streamed from Inchon into posi tions across the main highway leading into Seoul from the south The marine vanguard had driv en into Yongdunpo Seoul suburb on the Hans southwest bank and another leatherneck force pushed about 7 on the south west bank of the Han Korean reds rolling north in motorized columns faced the task fighting through this barrier the barge figuring the Nmtb Koreans would continue trying io I climb into it as long as it Hclcu Finally some enemy commander tumbled and ordered the survivors to disperse whereupon the pilots sank the barge and left the river bank strewn with dead and wounded der Poplar Bluff Mo UR Four planes chased after a strange spherical object which hundreds of persons saw roaring across the sky but the pilots said Tuesday that they couldnt get near it Police airport and radio sta tion personnel said just about everyone in Poplar Bluff saw the mysterious object for 5 or 6 hours Monday afternoon Civil aeronautics authority workers at Maiden 28 miles south east of here plotted its southeast erly course from 4 p m until dark But descriptions of the object and guesses as to its identity were almost a uimc a dozen National guard authorities at Memphis Tenn who sent two F 51 fighters up to check reports that a translucent wash tub was at large in the airlanes were closemouthed When airport manager James Newsom of Poplar Bluff called them to ask them what the object was they replied cryptically That is for the people to guess at Then they hung up The air force has said repeated ly that it could find no basis for recurring reports of flying sau cers or other strange airborne phenomena A national guard sergeant at Memphis finally confirmed that the F51s climbed to 30000 feet but could not make contact with the object He did not say wheth er the pilots actually saw the ob ject A CAA official at Maiden who maintained twoway radio con tact with the F51s said the pilot the 1st plane up reported from an altitude of 31000 feet Its still way above me ap parently motionless Im not get ting any nearer Fuel supply al most exhausted SAME Black flag mrani traffic death la tail M Unofficial Casualties sources said the French had lost 40 killed and 80 wounded or missing in the at tack French military sources dis closed that reinforcements are pushing on Dongkho in an effort to retake that important post Paratroopers dropped Sunday on nearby Tha Khe the sources said and Moroccan infantry is attempt ing to hammer north through the rugged mountain terrain Failure to regain the Dongkhe fortress would isolate and endang er Caobrng a larger post to the north At it is Caobang now can only be supplied by air It was the 2nd time the rebel forces have seized Uongkhe Last May they held it for 48 hours be fore abandoning it when French paratroopers dropped on the post AP Wircphoto UN FORCES KEEP ADVANCING arm of push from Inchon reached Seouls industrial suburb of Yong dungpo A as another arm advanced toward the city from Kimpo airport Reds were rushing reinforcements black arrows from the Taejon and Yongdong area In the south troops advanced to Kumwi and Uihung areas Allies recaptured Waegwan underlined and made anoth er crossing of the Naktong river C south of the city In the Masan area D allies advanced 2 to 4 miles on the heels of retreating reds   

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