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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 25, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKI E S ALL NORTH I 0 W A N NEIGHIORS Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER M 1950 HOME EDITION umir Taper of Two SectionsSection OnNo Yanks Capture Vital Mountain in Seoul One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor When Authorities Are Poles Apart TN making up my mind about what got us into trouble in Korea I have a choice between two highly respected acquaint ances who qualify as authorities on the subject And choice it is because these two men are as far apart as the poles in their con clusions of these is Demaree Bess one of the staff of associate editors of the Saturday Evening Post who for some years served as a news correspondent in the far east He was a contemporary of mine on a midwestern university campus more years ago than I like to admit The other is Dr Walter Judd of Minneapolis presently represent ing his Minnesota district in the lower house of representatives at Washington but for some 10 years a medical missionary in China Our and crossed many times Once we spent several days in almost con stant companionship Theyve Both Lived There Nobody would question the right of either of these able men to have an opinion on the subject of China on the subject of Asia or on the subject of Korea Both have been on the ground and both have had fullest opportunity to peek behind the curtains And thats what makes my prob lem the more difficult Mr Bess and Mr Judd bring in reports that are almost diametrically op posed to each other Where one says yes the other says no Theyve looked at the same object and what they report seeing is as distinctive as their two personal ities The story told by Demaree Bess is similar in its broad outlines at r least to the one told by Owen Lat timore expert on far eastern Blairs Rho is credited with shap ing mr state department policy tor the past 10 years A Lattimore Defender As a matter of fact Mri Bess has risen to the defense of Mr Lattimore in the columns of the Saturday Evening Post Not only has he defended Mr Lattimore but he has dipped his pen into vitriol lorhis comments about Wiscon sins Senator Joseph McCarthy It could be of course that Bess and Lattimore have a common bond in being stuck with the same story The Demaree Bess story about China reduced to its essence is that Chiang Kaishek whatever his earlier character might have been turned reactionary and cor rupt toward the close of his time in power and had to be dropped by our military and our statede partment Under such a point of view of course the United States has no responsibility for the com munist seizure of China in the past 3 years Deserted by the Post Here its interesting to note that the Saturday Evening Post itself of which Demaree Bess is an as sociate editor has parted company with him editorially It has been critical of both Mr Lattimore and of our state department entirely independent of Senator McCarthy of course Here let me dip into a recent Saturday Evening Post edi torial v Mr Lattimore has urged ad mitting the Chinese communists to the UN on the novel ground hat this would help check commu nism m Asia Back in 1938 he was able to find in the Moscow purge trials something that looks like democracy to me Mr Lattimore has denounced his former adviser Generalissimo Chiang as a dubious character and lumps Syngman Rhee of South Korea among the little Chiang Kaisheks of whom he thinks we should lay off His advice to the state department amounted to leaving Asia to the commies Lattimores Influence Of course Mr Lattimore has a perfect right to believe things like these Nobody at any time has questioned this right The issue is not what he Mr Lattimore be lieves but is rather to what ex tent he managed to find a ready market for his views as raw ma terial for American foreign policy But long before reading this edi torial in the long be fore I ever heard of Senator Joe had my own idea of Owen Lattimore I regarded him as the most pernicious influence of our day and age in the formula tion of American foreign policy Whether he is or isnt a commu nist is of no concern to me What matters is that what he did was exactly the same in every par ticular as Moscow would have dictated It follows therefore that I would be drawn to the views of any Continued on 2 f ed dfrailnjnt Union Pacific line north of enn piled up 23 freight cars in tangled wreckage U P work gangs struetrled into thp night to clear the nght of way andreplace 750 feet of track torn loose S a car neS Jhe center of the tram jumped the rails dragging the others behind Road offkills blamed a probable broken axle and estimated total damage at 300000 No one was hurt Mason City an I of 4 Held in Dope Murder John Wong Charged With 1st Degree From Wire Services St Paul The chief of the U S Narcotics bureau for the Min neapolis area was shot dead and one of his agents seriously wounded Sunday in a raid on an opium den two blocks from St Paul police headquarters Four men were taken into custody One of them was wounded critically Dead is A M Bangs 50 Shot under the heart was agent Joseph Winberg 27 Also wounded was John Wong 49 who lives in the apartment hotel scene of the raid Wong was charged with 1st de jree murder Monday in a var rant signed by Federal Bureau of nvestigation Agent G T Thorn on Wong is under guard in a lospital Authorities said a federal grand jury would be asked to consider the case and issue an indictment if one is warranted If Wong were convicted by a jury which recommended no len iency they said he could be sen tenced to death despite the fact Minnesota does not have capital punishment He could be executed by federal authorities in either Iowa or South Dakota they said Police and federal agents gave this story of the raid which took place about a m Sunday in the Glendale apartment hotel 5134 Wabasha street 4 Men Smoking Bangs Winberg and Virgil Magnuson another agent entered a room on the 3rd floor and found 4 men smoking opium While Magnuson remained with 3 of the men Bangs and Winberg accompanied Wong to a 2nd floor room to search for further evi dence Wong broke away obtained a gun and a shooting fray devel oped After he was wounded Win berg crawled down the hall and had other hotel residents sum mon police Thirteen shots were fired two of them fatally wound ing Bangs Booked on suspicion of murder and as material witnesses the 3 other men gave their names as Jimmy Wong 43 Green Mill cafe Mason City Iowa Leo Wong 53 246 4th Ave South Minneapolis and Yee Wong 47 of the Glendale apartments They said they were not related Authorities said Bangs had just returned from Omaha and Des Moines after directing raids that broke up a a year nar cotics smuggling ring It was re ported that he had followed one of the Wongs to the lair here Shoots Both Winberg told police that Wong pulled a jar of narcotics out of a closet then whipped out a gun and shot both agents Bangs drew his revolver and emptied it at Wong then he and Winberg crawled out of the apartment and up the hall Winberg heard two more shots and Bangs slumped to the floor with a bullet wound in his spine A narcotics agent said that Bangs had followed the trail of the Ma son City man to the opium den Mason City police said Jimmy Wong had no record here They believed he came here from Oma ha several years ago He was last believed to have been in Mason City about 3 a m Sunday when he went to a local cafe and took 6 trout he had left in a refriger ator Im going to take them to friends in St Paul police said Wong was reported to have told the cafeman One peace officer here said that on several occasions he had seen Jimmy Wong in Cedar Rapids Des Moines and other points that he always seemed exceptionally welldressed and drove a big black sedan Jimmy Wong 19 Monroe S1 W a chef at the Soda Grill told po lice here that the Jimmy Wong arrested in St Paul was not re lated to him and that he had no relatives living in Mason City Frost Damage Varies Much Corn HurtLittle Some Soybeans Killed Frost damage in North Iowa Saturday night varied greatly ac cording to reports Monday The concensus seemed to be that corn was not greatly affected although leaves were killed in some in stances on late varieties The stalk was not hurt however The low reading of 30 at the KGLO transmitter was an indi cation of the variance of the tem perature it was pointed out since there were many spots where the frost did not kill Soybeans were more affected than corn particularly the late ones which in many instances were killed completely and which had the least mature beans County Extension Director Marion E Ol son said he did not believe the damage was at all serious how ever GUNMAN ESCAPES DCS Moines A gunman forced Glen Lewis 16 service station attendant to take more than from the cash register of the station Sunday night The gunman then escaped on foot Yugoslavs Want to Keep 38th Parallel From Wire Service New Vice Pre mier Edvard Kardelj called Mon day for the teirporary reestab lishment of the 38th parallel as the demarcation line in Korea He attacked those supporting North Koreas aggressive course In a policy speech before the UN general assembly the Yugo slav official declared that Pre mier Marshal Titos government considers that the present policy of the government of North Ko rea does not serve the cause of the true independence and unity of the Korean people In the same speech he charged that the soviet bloc is increasing the pressure on Yugoslavia by provoking border incidents almost daily Simultaneously Yugoslavia in troduced two resolutions designed to strengthen the assemblys ef forts to prevent aggression One calls for the establishment of a permanent mediation com mission made up of small powers The other requires a nation in volved in armed conflict to issue a ceasefire order within 24 hours and to withdraw its armed forces from disputed territory Failure to do so automatically would brand the country as an aggressor Later nationalist China charged that the aggression North Ko rea was organized financed di rected and ordered by the Russian government At the same time the United States of Indonesia applied for mally for membership in the United Nations Total Moon Eclipse Slated for Monday A total eclipse of the moon will be visible to Mason Citytans and to most of the country generally Monday night The sky will be clear according to the weather man An eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the shadowcone of the earth Since the earths shadow is always pointed away from the sun and since the moon shines by reflected sunlight a lunar eclipse always occurs at the time of full moon The moon will begin to enter the dark shadowcone at p m and will be completely eclipsed by p m At p m the total phnse of the eclipse will be over and the moon will begin to emerge At a m the eclipse will be entirely over More Taxes on Docket Next Session Rent Control Another Issue When Congress Returns By DOUGLAS B CORNELL Washington Taxes on swollen business profits state hood for Hawaii and Alaska and possibly rent control look like the big issues when congress returns to sVashiBgfoa two months from now Even those problems may be too big to handle in a quick ses sion between Nov 27 and the Christmas holidays They were the major leftovers when weary lawmakers knocked off work late Saturday with a slap at President Truman a thumping rejection of his veto of a stiff anticommunist bill The bill was put on the law books when the senate voted 57 to 10 to override the veto That was 12 votes more than the two thirds majority needed The house had overturned the veto within an hour after Mr Truman sent it to Capitol Hill Friday afternoon The vote there was 286 to 48 The senate vote came late Sat urday after a small group of sen ators had talked against the bill almost around the clock waging what they acknowledged was a losing fight They said they hoped that word from people back home might change a few senators votes whettfer it did was ques tionable Withholding Tax Jumps Another major enactment of the adjourned congress will have al most immediate effect Starting next Sunday income tax Withholding will jump one fifth for most of the nations 50 000000 income taxpayers The tax boost estimated to pro duce about yearly was approved by Mr Truman about the time congress was wind ing up its chores He acted swiftly just a day after congress sent him the bill Even before that the taxwrit ing house ways and means com mittee decided to start public hearings Nov 15 on a 2nd tax increase which congress has pledged will include an excess profits tax on corporations Esti mates are that it will produce from to 000 a year Meets Nov 27 The committee said it will try to limit the hearings to 5 days and have a bill ready for prompt ac tion when congress reconvenes Nov 27 Rep Spence DKy told news men too that he hopes to have a new rent control bill ready for action during the short session The present law expires generally on Jan 1 although local com munities can extend controls for another 6 months by taking posi tive action to do so t Spence is chairman of the house banking committee which handles rent legislation There appeared to be consider able doubt that congress would find time to act before next year on rent controls or on such other items of unfinished business as the governments master plan for civil defense House and senate set Nov 27 to get back to the legislative grind Some members are bound to return as defeated lame ducks as all 435 house seats and 36 of the 96 in the senate are at stake in the November election The new 82nd congress will open Jan 3 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warmer Monday night Low Monday night in mid40s Tuesday part ly cloudy and mild with high 75 to 80 Iowa Considerable cloudiness and somewhat warmer Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night in mid40s High Tuesday 75 to 78 Further outlook Mostly cloudy Wednesday and Thurs day Showers beginning in ex treme west Wednesday and spreading eastward Thursday Minnesota Mostly fair Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer Low Monday night 4550 High Tuesday 7580 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics the 24 hours ending at 6 a m Monday Sept 25th Maximum 65 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 48 BATTLE RAGES ON 4 SIDES OF west southeast and south marines and doughboys Mon day kept biting deeper intoSeoul top black arrows against stubborn red opposition Other columns from Inchon en tered Osan just 60 air miles from UN forces advancing from the south In the south American and South Ko rean forces fought into Chinju Hyopchon Kumchon Ham chang Uisong Andong Yongdok bottom black Red Position Hopeless but Expects Last Ditch Stand By HARRY FERGUSON United Press Foreign News Editor Any soldier will tell you tha the overall military position o the Korean communists is hopeless today Their chief supply line from North Korea has been cut and their main army is caught between two goodsized United Nations forces But there probably is at least one good fight left in the com munists and there is a fair chance that they even might attempt a limited offensive As every hunter knows a wounded animal is capa ble of lashing out with great ferocity Adolf Hitler taught the allied generals a lesson near the end of World war II We had broken out of our Normandy beachhead Pat tons tanks were riding roughshod across France and the end seemed near Just at that moment Hitler assembled every soldier tank and plane he could scrape up and struck one mightydying blow His offensive is known in the history books today as the Battle of the Bulge and coming as it did at the Christmas season when allied hopes were high it dealt a hard blow to our morale Gen Dwight D Eisenhower got he situation straightened out in 10 days or two weeks but not until the Germans won many suc cesses and inflicted heavy casual ties particularly on American troops New Strategy Now The advantage the communists lave is that they are on the de fensive and they know it They lave abandoned hope that they can push down to the southeastern port of Pusanand throw the U N armies into the sea Their new strategy will be to inflict as much damage as possible on our troops dig into well fortified positions and try to drag the war into a winter stalemate Any army is thrown into tem porary confusion by a landing be lind its lines such as Gen Doug as MacArthur made at Inchon It ook 3 or 4 days for the communist commanders to get their bearings shift their troops and work out he new defensive strategy Dur ng those 3 or 4 days our march oward the Korean capital of Seoul tvas a walkoverwith only light resistance But the enemy used hat time to dig into good positions n and around Seoul and when he U S marines reached the edge of the city they found themselves nvolved in a bloody stubborn battle The terrain in Korea offers lenty of opportunity for a de fending army to dig into strong positions Ernest Hoberecht UP war correspondent who has cov ered the fighting since the com munist invaded on June 25 ca bles there are 3 good defensive positions south of the 38th par the mountains where the battles are now going on along the Kum river and on a line run ning from just south of Seoul to the northwest Northern Defenses Strong If the communists have to re treat beyond the 38th parallel he adds there is a good defense line just to the north In order to get to that one we would have to cross the parallel and invade North Ko rea which might have severe po litical repercussions A defending army can make any city a tough nut to crack if it fights with resolution Taejon for instance is a natural fortress Another communist army the an epic battle in World war II in the ruined city of Stalingrad Boy Injured in Gun Blast Woodson 9 son of Mr and Mrs David Wood son of Waucoma was in a hospi tal at New Hampton Monday with injuries suffered Sunday when he was accidentally shot in the head by a 14 gauge shotgun The lad was hunting squirrels with Gene Balk 13 son of Mr and Mrs John Balk of Waucoma when Gene stumbled and fell the gun discharging the shot hi Mine Robert in 9 places in the head and neck Robert was taken to St Josephs hospital at New Hampton where all but one of the shot were re moved one remaining back of the left ear Reports Monday were the boy is getting along satisfactorily lowans Body is identified in Minnesota Brainerd Misui Clothing on the body of a man found in the woods northeast of Brainerd was identified Monday as belong ing o GeneJStoIze 27 Davenport Towa man missing since July l The man had been shot in the head Identification was made by George and Jerry Stolze brothers of the missing man A piece of cloth cut from the mans coat a 33ir of shoes and a belt were the articles identified A handkerchief found in the breast pocket of the coat bore the initial R The Stolze brothers said it like y was one Gene had borrowed from another brother Richard County Attorney Arthur J Sul ivan of Brainerd said an autopsy showed the man believed to be Stolze had been shot near the left temple He added that fragments of a bullet believed to be of either 22 or 25 calibre were found in side the skull Slolzc was foreman of the engraving department at the Davenport Times daily news paper A wrist watch found on the body was of the same type as that worn by their brother the Stolze mothers said It was to be sent o a Davenport jeweler for a check of serial numbers Marines Plant Flag Near Palace Allies Confident of Capitals Fall Within Hours Tokyo S 7th di vision tioops late Monday cap tured South Mountain the main red defensive position inside Seoul while marines reached Duk Soo palace in the citys center a U S army spokesman in Tokyo said Tuesday The spokesman said U S army and marine patrols had made contact inside the Ko rean capital but he did not know where or in v h a t strength He said a late report placed the marines at Duk Soo the ancient Korean royal palace but he did not know if they had captured it from the com munist defenders The red invaders who seized Seoul from Korean republican forces June 28 were being hard pressed by 4 allied columns spear ing deep inside the capital t One U S marine column that crossed the Han river Sunday morning seized a commanding height in the southwest and plunged on to link up with Ameri can and South Korean marines from the northwest and north Then a column of 7th division doughboys stormed over the Han at dawn Monday from the south and struck at South Mountain mediately Koreans Dug In That 700foot height command ing much of Seoul and crowned by a city park was defended by welldugin Korean reds TheVTokyo spokesman whoan nounced it was taken Monday aft ernoon did not make dear how this was accomplished and er the infantry had A P Correspondent Don White head who crossed the IRn last Wednesday with 5th regiment marines and Sunday with 1st reg iment leathernecks said grariite walled Duk Soo is considered the heart of the capital The other gov ernment buildings are slightly to the north Combat commanders said they were confident the allied force would win Seoul within hours Seventh division patrols striking south from Seoul punched through Osan 30 miles south of the capital Osan was the city where American troops 1st entered the war early in July 70 Miles in 4 Days The 1st cavalry task force had driven 70 miles in 4 days A link up of the two forces threatens to seal tens of thousands of red troops in the south The Stars and Stripes waved over the highest point in Seouls southwest Tong Mak Sang dis trict It was put there Sunday night by mavires of Col Lewis J Chesty Pullers 1st marine regi ment Tenth corps officers expressed hope the flag would show within a few hours over Duk Soo in the heart of Seoul Marines doughboys and South Koreans drove on the citys center from the southeast southwest west and north Pullers regiment stormed across the bridgeless Han Sunday morn ing near Yongdungpo It bit deep into the Tong Mak Sang district and threw mortar and artillery fire at red defenders on South mountain and the big Seoul army barracks nearby Prisoners Removed Marines searched a jail in the southwest district seeking 3000 American prisoners reported in Seoul But a South Korean under ground operator said the reds had removed them several days ago South Korean marines drove across ridges on the western side of the city Fresh allied troops swarmed into the 2nd front beachhead adding power to the fight for Seoul and against reds coming up in disorder from the old southeast beachhead An American airborne unit of 2400 men landed at Kimpo air field northwest of SeouJ Sunday after a quick ship trip from the United States to Japan It was not identified SAME fUt meant 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