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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER ONTO FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Associated Press and United Press Full Lease THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKE S ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITV IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23 1950 HOME EDITION umif This Paper Consists of Two One No Yank Divisions Race to Cut Off Reds House Plots New Excess Profits Tax Congress Passes Measure to Bring in Yearly Washington The house ways and means committee Sat urday ordered public hearings starting November 15 on a fax bill to take the profit out of war The bill estimated to yield be tween 5000000000 and 000000 is the 2nd installment in revenue program to help with the cost of fighting in Korea and building up national defense By FRANCIS M LE MAY Washington Even before the ink was dry on a lax boost estimated to bring in 000 000 a year the house ways and means committee Saturday began to chart procedures for a 2nd mea sure It will include a multibil lion dollar excess profits tax By overwhelming votes con gress Friday passed and sent to President Truman the 1st bill that calls on almost every Ameri can to help pay for the rearma ment program President Truman has told friends he is pleased with the bill and he is expected to sign It quickly It means that just a week from Sunday the government will be gin taking onefifth more taxes after personal exemptions out of all working peoples pay The more than 50000000 individual taxpayers will contribute almost additional a year beginning Oct 1 Some Rates Retroactive Taxes on individuals are in creased 12 to 20 per cent will pay a n tstimated year more Their top tax on income is boosted from 38 per cent to 45 per cenf The higher rates are retroactive to onehalf of 1950 in come The bill gathers more mil lions by plugging loopholes and other tax law changes The senate late Friday shouted final approval of the measure Not one dissent was heard on the voice vote The house earlier in the day passed it on a whop ping 328to 7 rollcall vote Just before the final votes were taken the taxdrafting ways and means committee called a meeting for Saturday to plan its action on the 2nd bill It hopes to have it ready in time for congress to act after the November elections This 2nd bill will propose an excess profits tax intended by its sponsors to eliminate war profi teering Senator George DGa indi cated it may increase taxes by an other a year in cluding a to 000000000 corporation excess profits levy Thus the two bills may increase the annual tax take by around bringing the total federal tax income close to new record OneHalf of IS5G Income George chairman of the tax writing finance committee told the senate that in his judgment the excess profits levy will be made retroactive to cover one half of 1950 corporation income The 1st bill embodies a pledge by congress to act later on an ex cess profits tax retroactive either to Oct 1 or July 1 1950 Bringing the tax statutes near to a wartime footing the 1st bill grants tax exemptions for GIs and reductions for their officers fight ing in Korea and it provides tax incentives for industry to retool for production of defense mate rials It provides for a speedup in corporation income tax payments to bring an extra into the treasury over a 5 year pe riod It imposes a 10 per cent manufacturers excise tax on television sets calculated to yield a year FREE BARBECUE Cherokee annual free barbecue sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce will be held here Sept 28 The feed this year will feature buffalo meat and beefburgers with sandwiches coffee and pop SAME In ij nid TOWARD1 SEOULMarine amtracs roll past knocked out nicle and dead crewmen as they drive towards Seoul after crossing the Han river Boys Together in Lucas Harry Moses John L Lewis Exlowans at Opposite Ends of Table in Coal Industry Pittsburgh men who were boys together at Lucas Iowa will face each other across the negotiations tablewhen next the United Mine Workers and opera tors seek agreement on a contract One of course is John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers of America and a native of Lucas His opposite number represent ing at least onethird of the pro duction of soft coal mines will be Harry M Moses now head of the newly formed Bituminous Coal Operators association Moses fam ily lived in Lucas many years ago Moses only this week accepted his new a salary reported to be between and a the operators group He resigned the presidency of the H C Frick Coke company a subsidiary of U S Steel Co to take the job From Wales The paths of the two former lowans have crossed on a number of occasions since they took their diverse ways in the coal business which nurtured both the Lewis and Moses families in Iowa Both families came from Wales origi nally The fathers of both John L and Harry once mined Iowa coal Moses as top executive of big steels coal company has alter nately glbwed and smiled at the bushy browed union chieftain in contract dealings over many years My personal relations with Mr Lewis are on a friendly basis said Moses recently Occasional bitter ness does creep in however Often in the past Lewis has hurled the term errand boys at the coal operator negotiators In Moses position however he will have full authority to speak for that part of the industry em braced in his association Efforts are being made to have it include all major soft coal operators Score Is Even Friends say he could then fill the bill of leader with real author ity They recall that he and Lewis have exchanged epithets in the past with Moses giving as good as he got Thomas Moses father of Harry died two years ago He had pre ceded his son as head of all U S Steels coal mining operations The younger Moses now 55 is a genial broadfaced one time football player He proved that he earned his recent position on his own merits by building up the coal mining activities of U S Steel to new peaks of operational effi ciency His new job has been under con sideration for months In fact hes known for a year that it was de veloping Passes Stop Light Charged With Larceny Cedar Rapids two patrolmen stopped a car which had gone through a red light here they ran into other angles too The driver they said was unable to satisfactorily explain why the car had no license plates or why he was carrying in change After the driver was booked as Paul L Convey 20 of Polo 111 police checked with Polo and were told Convey is wanted for larceny on a charge he took fro m a jar at the home of a farmer for whom he worked and then disappeared SENATOR LANGER CARRIED FROM police help carry Senator William Langer R N down steps outside the senate chamber after he collapsed in the senate early Saturday during a marathon speech against the communist control bill vetoed by Pres ident Truman The senator started speaking at p m and collapsed early Saturday morning He was taken toBethesda Naval hospital V Congress Passes Red Control Bill Washington en acted into law Saturday the com munistcontrol bill President Tru man vetoed as a danger to nation al security The senate completed the major defeat for the president by vot ing to override after a futile night long battle by a small group back ing the Truman stand That band sparred for time in the hope that word from the people would change some minds The fight kept the senate in con tinuous session for well over 24 hours It delayed by nearly that much the plans of congress to re cess until Nov 27 after the elec tions The turned down the veto Friday 286 to 48 or 63 more than the required twothirds vote Senate opponents of the bill closed out their battle with the argument that it would be an in vitation to future little Hitlers to try to take over by declaring their enemies subversives Major provisions of the new law Require the communist party and its front organizations to ister with the justice department Let the government tossdanger ous subversives into internment camps in wartime or during any other national emergency in which the armed forces are used 2 Mason City Men Elected to Offices DCS Moines O G Bill Powell of Des Moines was elected president of the fowa Real Estate association Saturday at its con vention here He succeeds the latcf W S Raymond of Waterloo who died before completing his term as president for this year The association elected Allan W Beck of Mason City and James R Leverett of Des Moines to hon orary membership because of many years leadership in real estate J B Youngblood Jr of Mason City was elected a junior vice president Shaw Comfortable Luton England UR George Bernard Shaw 94 is resting com fortably Saturday recovering from the effects of a broken thigh and bladder trouble hospital of ficals reported Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair through Sunday High Sunday near 70 Cooler Saturday night Low Saturday night about 38 Iowa Fair this Saturday night and Sunday Cooler Saturday night with light frost in north cast portion Low Saturday night 3235 northeast 4246 in west and south portions High Sunday 6570 Further outlook Fair and not quite so cool Sun day night with iow tempera tures of 45 to 52 Generally fair with a slow warming trend Mon dny and Tuesday High Monday in mid70s Minnesota Fair and cool Saturday night with some frost likely cast portion Sunday fair warmer west and north portions Low Saturday nighl 333B east 3842 west High Sunday 6568 east i872 west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 77 Minimum 44 At 8 a m 51 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum Senate Passes Billion Defense Bill Washington The senate Friday passed and sent to the white house the emergency defense bill Senate approval by voice vote came after it scuttled a bm pro posed by Senator Wherry Neb to stop U S economic aid to countries which ship warpo tential goods to communist na tions Instead the senate adopted a house provision giving the na tional security by President authority to halt American dollar help to any country whose trade with Russia was found to be con trary to the security interests of the United States The action was a victory for Mr Truman who had protested that the more stringent ban approved by the senate last week would weaken the free nations more than it would weaken the soviet bloc The senate adopted the house provision by voice vote after re jecting 3928 a proposal by Sena tor Wherry to modify the senate amendment which he also had sponsored Wherry in a senate speech Fri day was bitterly critical of Direc tor Paul Hoffman of the economic cooperation administration Air Force B50 Reported Missing Denver air force B50 bomber with a crew of 12 and 4 passengers aboard was reported missing Saturday on a flight from Goose Bay Labrador to Davis Monthan air force base at Tucson Ariz Fifth air rescue squadron head quarters at Lowry air force base here said the plane which left Goose Bay Thursday night was to have entered the United States over Michigan and land at Tucson Friday morning The plane had a 17hour fuel supply for Ihc 12 hour routine training flight Lt Col Justin C Junnison commanding officer of the 5th rescue squadron has been placed in charge of the search in the con tinental United States The search in Canada will be conducted by the air rescue service of the Royal Canadian air force Max Erwin Convicted of Forgery Weeps in Leons District Court Leon Erwin 37 sat and wept in the county attorneys office here Friday after District Judge Charles J Lewis had sen tenced him to not more than 10 years in the state penitentiary on a check forgery charge Erwin had pleaded guilty The Miami Fla man came here several months ago and made many friends with his high fi nance transactions until it was found that a check on a Florida bank which he had de posited at Lamoni was worthless Erwins 13yearold son Billy was committed to the custody of Gerald Evans Lamoni a child welfare worker Erwins transactions included the purchase or bargaining for two farms a car a station wagon a 5 bedroom house which he planned to build a big re frigerated semitrailer an electric organ for a Pleasanton Iowa church a diamond ring and a wrist watch TAVERN OWNER FINED Dubuquc Joseph Grufz owner of the Golden Star tavern north of Dubuque has been fined a Her he pleaded guilty to charge of selling beer to minors Communists Rush Help From Southeast Front MASCOT GETS Alfred Island City N Y fixes sergeant stripes on the young Korean mascot of Rubinos 1st marine division unit at Inchon Patches the mascot picked up near Miryang on the southern Korean front accompanied his adopted ma rines in the landing at Inchon dressed in cutdown fatigue outfit and wearing his own dogtags Pretend7 Game Proves Costly is a real game for VaLois 5 and Janet 3 daughters of Mr and Mrs Helmer Bang of Joice One day when their aunt Mrs Kermit Harang was visiting with them they were pretending to make out market lists VaLois scribbled hers on a slip of paper but Janet had her aunt help and she wrote down the long list of groceries on a siip of paper A few days later Mrs Bang re sponded to a knock at the door and a neighbor girl brought in a large sack of groceries informing her here arc some of the gro ceries you ordered The two little girls soon appeared each laden with a sack of groceries They had taken the pretend grocery list to the store and had it filled and charged Mrs Bang kept the groceries even though the order contained potatoes of which they have a large supply in their garden Emergency Brake Almost Cause of Real Emergency Residents along the 300 block of Washington N W might have thought the Korean war was get ting close to home if the Mason City fire department hadnt come to the rescue early Saturday The department answered a call to a truck parked in front of 321 Washington N W They found a fire around the emergency brake of owned by the Hawkeye Trucking Service of Des Moines and quickly extinguished the out a istance The truck was loaded with dy namite Firemen admitted that dyna mite might burn without explod didnt know But they did know an explosion of the gas oline tank of the truck or detonr a tors in the trdck might set off the dynamite Hickenlooper in Criticism of Bureaucracy Storm Lake B B Hickenlooper RIowa climaxed a wamuip bout in his battle for reelection with an address here Friday in which he criticized fed eral bureaucracy The talk climaxed a 4day tour of the 8th district during which he made 7 speeches He then flew back to Washington for the wind up of congress Next week he will campaign in the 7th district He is booked solid for speeches until he fall campaign ends on Nov 7 bureaucratic administra tion of President Truman is tak ing the country swiftly down the road to bankruptcy discourage ment and slavery Hickenlooper said He declared the republican par ty is the only hope for stopping tlio trend GlobeGnzctte photo by Soriicn TUCllt re i i oenxcnc photo by Soriicn hnvnifc min THEM you believe in mystery theres plenty of boxed here The Great Virgil at the far right began unloading his van at Roosevelt lieldhouse Saturday His magic show will be staged Saturday and Sunday evenings sponsored by the Lions club of Mason City 1st Cavalry in Big Gain Near Sangju By LEIF ERICKSON Tokyo Sunday Sept 24 AP Two battletested American divisions raced dra matically northward Saturday to see which would be the 1st to join the U S and South Korean marines fighting re inforced reds in the outskirts of Seoul American forcesdrovejiard to cut off other communist reinforcements for the be sieged capital The U S 1st cavalry division smashed 35 miles out ofthe beachhead and occupied Sangju a junc tion on one of the two main routes to Seoul Allied fighters and bomb ers attacked retreating reds all along the bulging Pusan front At Seoul U S and South Ko rean marines clamped prongs north and southwest of the sprawling city of 1000000 The northern thrust carried into the outskirts under heavy red artillery fire The marines were reported within two miles of the heart of Seoul A marine intelligence officer told AP Correspondent Relman Morin the leathernecks had cap tured reds from the North Korean 9th division which raced more than 200 miles along the twisting valley roads northward from Haman to SeoulThe red 9th di vision previously was reported opposing the U S 25th division Reds Bolstered The intelligence officer said also that a red regiment the 107th was reported to have entered the capital from Sariwon 90 miles northwestof Seoul It evidently skirted marines who blocked the rail and highway routes northwest of the city after crossing the Han river Thus bolstered the communists appeared to have more than 15000 troops at hand for the developing battle for struggle ex pected to be the bloodiest and most destructive of the war In Moscow t h e newspaper Pravda in a dispatch from its correspondent in pill boxes barricades and tank points 3ot the populous inflammable city The correspondent reported every home in Seoul must be defended as a fortress Three thousand reds were en trenched on 700 foot South moun tain inside the city Artillery in a public park on the summit roared at allied marines pushing on and into the city Morin described the shelling as heavy and accurate General MacArthurs h e a d quarters confirmed that the leath ernecks were in the outskirts of he city But there was no con firmation of a Pusanradio report that South Korean marines oc cupied Seouls west gate prison of Sodaemun Sodaemun is southeast of two heights captured Friday by Amer ican marines commanding the northwest entry into Seoul The hills were designated as 296 and 388 because of their metric height Yonudungpo Secured The marine spearhead on the southwest pushed on from the shellshattered factories of Yong dungpo on Seouls suburbs to ward ruined railway bridges across the Han Yongdungpo was secured Friday after bitter bay onet fighting The Tokyo spokesman said he eastward advance continued south of the Han against minor resis that the Amer icans were advancing around the southern end of Seoul at some distance south of the river On the marines right Hank the U S 7th division drove 8 miles beyond captured Suwon along the major route south of Seoul Su won and its important airfield fell to the infantrymen rFiday Big enough to land C54 trans port planes the airfield was used July I to evacuate civilians from the onrushing red hordes one week after the invasion of South Korea began With the 7lh division continu ing south and the U S 1st cav alry and 24th divisions driving north the reds were rapidly be cominjg trapped in their retreat from the southeast beachhead MacArthur reported the red in flight or n an effort to shift forces for the defense of costing a heavy toll The generals sum mary reported 5920 casual