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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS E HOME EDITION VOL LVI freu and Full Flva a Copy Alii MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1950 uiuir This Paper Consists of Two No 304 es Pour Artillery on 38th Boundary Eisenhower Seen as International Army Chieftain By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington AP Speculation increased Friday that President Truman may appoint Gen Dwight D Eisenhower to command the projected international army to defend western Europe This talk is based in part on what Mr Truman said about Eisenhower at his news conference Thursday and in part on the fact that Washington officials believe a man of outstand ing reputation and proved should get the supreme command post The mere naming of such a man high officials say would help to create in noncommunist Europe a new sense of confidence and progress toward real security No Position Yet Mr Truman was asked at the news conference whether he was considering General Eisenhower for some new job probably in Europe He replied that Eisen hower is always available at the presidents call but that he has not considered him because there Is no appointment to make yet The foreign ministers of the 12 North Atlantic Treaty nations de cided in New York earlier this weCK that allied forces for the de fense of Europe should be merged into a single army under a general staff composed of officers of all the cooperating nations and head ed eventually by a supreme com mander Theoretically this commander might come from any one of the Atlantic powers actually the Europeans have already told the U S they want an American offi cer to have the job In addition the state and de fense departments are aware that manyEuropean leadershave tre mendous admiration for Eisen hower because of his achievements as allied supreme commander in Europe in World war II Popularity Unmatched His task then of course was to lead an international force some what similar to that proposed now His popular reputation as a hero in Europe is considered here to be beyond question and unmatched by that of any other American Aside from Eisenhower Gen Omar N Bradley the present chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has been most prominently mentioned for the supreme com mand assignment Officials told a reporter Friday Hershey Asks 30Month Call Instead of 21 Washington fi The director of selective service Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey Friday recom mended that draftees be required to serve 30 instead of 21 months as at present This would provide for 6months training and 24 months service He advanced the proposal as a means of maintaining an army of 1500000 Major Proposals Hershey made this and 3 other major recommendations to the house armed service committee which is studying possible revision in the draft The other suggested changes To modify deferment for de pendency He would have defer ment for collateral dependents wiped put He did not specify in detail but by collateral dependents Hershey apparently was speaking of rela tives of some distance from the draft registrants immediate fam ily or persons who were only par tially dependent on him To watch carefully that the ac ceptability standard does not get out of hand Asks New Approach In explanation of the 3rd sug gestion Hershey said he believed we are going to have to get a new approach to capacity to serve Although he did not specify this apparently would mean less strict qualifications Hershey hade no recommenda tions for changing the present draft age of 19 through 25 In fact he said he believed that the army could be raised and maintained by depending on this that so far the United States has age group if the other suggestions tint rnaoH Sfiv nflfisinn rm A sn are aHrnterl iiot made aiiy decision on a su preme commander There is in fact some belief that the 1st step may be to organize the general and name a chief of staff He would be succeeded by a comman der some months later when the military forces actually had beer committed to the new army Meet in October In other words some officials here favor withholding selection of a commander until he has some thing to command The next steps toward creating the new force will be taken by defense ministers of the Atlantic powers when they meet in Wash ington next month Their job will be to work out details and timing of the organization Secretary of Defense Marshall will represent the U S in this session Next to the president he probably will have the decisive voice in selection of the American who will lead the allied troops 2 Otfumwa Men Dead After Auto Wreck Marshalltmvn f Robert Bloomgren 22 Ottumwa died in a hospital here Thursday night of Injuries received in an auto acci dent near Tama in which his brother Wilford 29 also of Ot tumwa was killed The Bloom grens car went out of control on a curve on highway 63 seven miles south of Tama KILLS HIMSELF Casper Wyo E Hill about 28 managing editor of the Casper Morning Star shot and killed himself at his office Wed nesday one day after being di vorced from his wife 1AME M MMUM im are adopted Chairman Vinson DGa is di recting the work of the house com mittee to find what is needed as he said to attain the size of the army contemplated Vinson him self did not give any exact figure on the size 15000 AT CHEROKEE Cherokee 15000 per sons attended Cherokees 2nd an nual free barbecue Thursday Senator Gillette helped pour cof fee Beef and buffalo burgers were served There was a parade and free movies for the children Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with occa sional showers through Satur day Cooler Saturday night High Saturday near 70 Low Friday night 55 Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tered shower through Saturday Turning cooler northwest por tion Saturday Low Friday night 5560 northwest 6065 southeast Iowa FiveDay Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees below normal in northwest Iowa two to 5 de grees below normal southeast Iowa Normal highs 68 to 72 Normal lows 43 to 48 Tempera tures falling below normal over western sections Saturday night and over entire state Sunday Continued cool Monday through Wednesday Some possibility of freezing temperatures in ex treme north Monday night Rainfall will average onehalf to one inch principal amounts occurring Friday night and Sat urday but additional showers likely in eastern Iowa Monday Minnesota Cloudy with rain over most of state Friday night and Saturday Somewhat warmer Friday night Low Friday night 45 northwest 50755 southeast High Saturday 5560 northwest near 70 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 62 Minimum 52 At 8 a m j60 Precipitation 1 inch FATAL CRASH SCENEMax Kate Osage feed dealer died was thrown out after tne car lying on its side nearest the camera struck a hatchery truck shown beyond E J Hubbard Katzs driver also was thrown out of the car and suffered a dislocated right hip G F Schmitz of Mason City the truck driver suffered only cuts on his right arm The camera was pointed northeast The truck was eastbound and the car southbound when they collided Katz Osage Man Killed in Collision Funeral services for Max Katz 69 Osage feed dealer and for manyyears secretary of the Mitch ell county fair association will be held at p m Sunday He was killed in a cartruck collision at the intersection of two gravel roads southeast of Mason City Thursday afternoon E J Hubbard a driver for Katz was at the wheel of the car which was southbound when it struck an eastbound pickup truck owned by the HyCross hatchery of Mason City and driven by G F Schmitz 1707 Massachusetts S E Drivers Hurt Hubbard suffered a dislocated right hip and was taken to the Park hospital where his condition was reported as good Schmitz suffered cuts on the right arm and was released from the hos pital after they were treated The accident happened at an in tersection 3i miles south of the North Iowa fairgrounds and 4 miles east of highway 65 at the C C Foster corner The car struck the truck on the left door according to officers in vestigating and without its wheels leaving the road it spun around and went backward into the ditch southeast of the intersection When found Katzs body was under the car his head crushed Hubbard lay nearby Truck Rolls The truck continued eastward and rolled off the road into the ditch on the south side Sacks of feed were scattered along its path Katz is survived by his wife a son Dr Benjamin Katz Min neapolis two daughters Mr Don Pick Denver and Mrs Howard Hansen Lorain Ohio and two sisters Mrs George Robeson and Miss Bernice Katz both of Iowa City Mrs Katz and family expressed the hope that if any organization or group contemplated sending an expression of sympathy they would make it a donation to their local hospital Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Champion funeral tome Katz was born Oct 31 1880 in Osage the son of Benjamin Katz a feather wholesaler He was grad uated from the Cedar Valley sem inary in Osage in 1898 and then started a commercial dove busi ness operating a large squab raising plant In 1901 he went into partnership with his father in the feather business and operated it himself after his fathers death in 1914 Keeps Feather Business In 1918 he organizer the Cedar Valley Produce company and managed it until 1940 when he established his wholesale and re tail feed and fertilizer business still operating the feather busi ness He was a former member of the Osage board of education a member of Rotary club and the Chamber of Commerce president of the Northeast Iowa Fair Sec retaries association and the Iowa Fair Managers association He was a 32nd degree Mason a past worthy patron of Eastern Star No 249 a past master of the Scottish Rite a past district lec turer for the grand lodge of Iowa a Shriner and a member of the Royal Arch Masons RUSSIA IN MANCHURIA Taipei Formosa nation alist government spokesman charged Friday that Russia has stationed at least 10 divisions in Manchuria and is arming and re training the Chinese communist army Mandatory Priority Plan for Military Orders Coming Up By STERLING F GREEN Washington govern ment soon will announce a prior ity order directing factories mills and mines to fill military orders ahead of any others Aides cf William H Harrison administrator of the national pro ducing authority said Friday the regulation is due this weekend or early next week They said it will be simple but mandatory The officials disclosed that sev eral other up al locations or limiting the civilian use of scarce be ex pected in the near future No Gas Ration One of them NPA announced Thursday night will allocate synthetic rubber to tire firms and other rubber companies Officials still foresee no need to ration tires or gasoline These moves underlined Presi dent Trumans assertion that the armament program will forge ahead at full speed despite the apparent college of communist invasion forces in Korea At about the same time Mr Truman told that to his news con ference Secretary the Interior Chapman set up a new defense petroleum agency to deal with militarycivilian problems in oil gasoline and aviation fuel Interiors experts have reported it may be necessary to limit the octane rating of gasoline to insure sufficient highoctane fuel for the swiftly expanding air force At the request of the oil in dustry the new DPA set up separately from interiors newly born minerals and energy admin istration The latter agency will continue to regulate coal electric power and the countrys metal and mineral resources in the in terest of defense production The federal reserve board con tinued work on proposed new re straints on real estate credit A regulation is expected next week fixing minimum down payments on privatelyfinanced home mort gagesFederal financing terms also will be tightened it was un derstood Only One Rating Under NPAs forthcoming pri ority order only one rating will be established in contrast with the complex priority structure set up during World war II There will be no 1st 2nd 3rd or 10th place priority military orders will get preference others will not NPA sources said no provision will be made at present to speed deliveries in essential civilian or mixed defensecivilian activi ties such as transportation and farming Instead it was said the priority right will be limited mainly to purchase orders of the defense de partment for the army navy air fovre mid the foreign military aid program and to orders placed by other federal agencies in behalf of the defense department The order may be tightened up and given refinements later it was said as the arms program begins to approach the annual rate which Mr Truman has set as the goal by next June 30 Rubber Allocated NPAs rubber industry advisory committee met with Harrison Thursday to review the pending order under which synthetic rub ber will be allocated The agency announced that each rubber company will receive a quota consisting of a percentage of the total new rubber both natural and synthetic the company used in the year ended last June 30 A reserve will be set aside by NPA out of which special allot ments will be given to take care of hardship cases General Dean Reported Seen Chinju Front Korea American prisoners of war res cued Friday said they were told by a North Korean medical of ficer that he had seen and treat ed Maj Gen William F Dean missing commander of the U S 24th division The time of treat ment was not reported General Dean was last seen by his GIs just after the July 20 fighting in the streets of Taejon The city fell then to the reds The rescued Americans report ed the communist army doctor said Dean was seen later in a red prisonerofwar camp in the north Hotel Strike Threat to World Series Fans Philadelphia hotel strike in Philadelphia during the world series loomed as a definite possi bility Friday In a joint statement Thursday night AFL and CIO unions an nounced 4000 workers will leave their jobs at 15 major hotels Sun day midnight unless new wage contracts have been signed If the Philadelphia Phillies win the National league pennant the 1st two games of the series would be played at Shibe Park A hotel strike also would af fect the Master Brewers conven tion scheduled for next week UN Force Told to Halt for Regrouping of Army Communists Driven Back of Parallel By DON HUTH Tokyo AP South Ko rean forces chased broken down communist invader units to the parallel 38 border of red Korea Friday night and then were called to a halt by the allied command The allied vanguard was pouring artillery fire on red positions astride the line be tween the red North and dem ocratic South A U S 8th army headquar ters spokesman said the South Koreans were ordered to stop their advance and wait for what he called regrouping He declined to say or specu late on what would happen after regrouping took place No Decision There was still no an nounced decision on whether the victorious allied armies in the south would strike into red Korea to police it against any future invasion or sovietin spired uprisings Nor was there any indication that bordercrossing might be left alone to jthe UNarmed South Ko reans or other nonAmerican al lies as had been suggested in dip lomatic circles elsewhere Among the suggestions was that Americans might be kept out of any police force going north of 38 in order not to provoke bordering red China and nearby Soviet Si beria Reach Coastal Border The advancing South Koreans in twin armored prongs stabbed up to the red border on the east coast Other South Koreans were re ported nearing 38 due north of Seoul the liberated Korean capital 30 miles south of the border The 8th army commander Lt Gen Walton H Walker told cor respondents at an interview in the capital As far as we are concerned the war is over The enemys army has disintegrated into ineffective pock ets which have no real offensive power He didnt elaborate on we But the lightning northward sweep the South Koreans to the red boundary posed a pressing ques tion Would heavily armed Korean republican forces go across unac SOUTH KOREANS CHASE REDS TO 38th The 3rd South Korean division was reported Friday to have chased a red Korean force to the 38th parallel on the Ko rean east coast in the vicinity of Yangyang Genera MacArthur visited Souel B for a victory parade On other fronts UN forces were mopping up in Taejon C and were nearing Kwangju 25 miles from Koreas southwest coast Open arrows are retreat routes of North Koreans AP Wircphoto SHOREWARD a jovial mood Gen Douglas MacArthur right chats with Vice Admiral Arthur D Struble as the two officers go ashore at Inchon the day after the invasion which led to the liberation of Seoul communistheld capital of South Korea MacArthur Restores Seoul to Rhee After Bomb Found companied by other allied troops and wind up the war Has Authority Noncommunist diplomatic cap itals agreed generally that Mac Arthur had broad authority from the United Nations to smash across the boundary with whatever forces at hand that he wants to use There was a move in the UN to make the authority specific The South Koreans advance up the east coast had carried nearly 146 miles from their jumping off place near Pohang seaport that for two months was the eastern anchor of the old allied southeast beach head AP Correspondent Leif Erickson flying over the boundary on an observation mission reported the reds apparently were trying to make a stand on 38 some 5 miles south of Yangyang and two miles inland He saw shells from South Ko rean artillery hammering a ridge on the border About 12 miles north of 38 a small village was in flames But Erickson said he could spot no sign of the enemy either in vehicles or afoot from 12 to 15 miles north the boundary 400 South Koreans Massacred AP Correspondent Bern Price said the bodies of nearly 400 South Korean civilians and police were found Thursday night in two un covered trenches at the Taejon prison An uncounted number of other bodies were discovered in two open wells nearby The bodies of 40 American pris oners of war found earlier in a covered trench near the police station Eighteen other Americans were listed by U S First cavalry intelligence officers as slain at Chongju 22 miles north of Taejon More than 780 South Koreans were reported massacred there Two hundred other South Ko rean civilians were reported mas sacred Thursday night by reds pocketed on the southern tip of the peninsula A Korean naval of ficer said those slain were known to have been democratic leaders and families of South Korean soldiers Throughout southwest and west Korea allied forces mopped up on red pockets Far east air forces bombers and fighters flew a rec ord of 792 sorties to take an effec tive part in the cleanup No Targets Found The air force summary said some of the allied fighters re turned to bases with their rockets and bombs still in their racks be cause no suitable targets could be found However the U S 5th air force reported that Thursday was one of its best hunting days of the war with 34 tanks and 150 vehicles de stroyed or damaged north of Tae jon Fighter planes strafed a pocket of red troops in the area An air force spokesman reported stiff resistance there with North Koreans playing dead only to rise up and fire at planes and Ameri can columns Seoul MacArthur restored liberated Seoul to Korean President Syngman Rhee in a brief speech ending with a mass reci tation of the Lords prayer A crude but powerful bomb was removed from the capital before MacArthur arrived for the victory ceremony The UnitedNations commander said Seoul has been freed from the despotism of communist and its citizens once more have the opportunity to live under the immutable concept of life which holds invincibly to the primacy of individual liberty and personal dignity At the end of the solemn 35 min utes in the capitols national as sembly hall MacArthur asked the audience to join him in reciting Our Father Find Dynamite Security officers who found sev eral slicks of dynamite and a leading wire on one of the glass roomed balconies a few hours be forehand said the device could have blown off the front of the building Rhee said that after all the trouble and bloodshed there is only one question to be answered That is how many reds want to die and how many want to sur render The communist puppets have inflicted unspeakable damage upon the villages and factories of our people We will not use indiscriminate methods of revenge Those who have committed crimes may be punished by the law but they will not be treated unreasonably with out trial by law One thing I want to call your attention to Rhee continued is the law for those who may have attempted the overthrow of gov ernment by acts of treason mur der and arson General MacArthur said in his speech By the grace of a merciful providence our forces lighting under the standard of that great est hope and inspiration of man kind the United Nations have liberated this ancient capital city of Korea Then speaking to Rhee The ravage of war which has been visited upon your land Mr President by those forces of evil which seek to subvert the spiritual qualities of modern civilization has been viewed with universal concern and distress And 53 nations of the earth arose up in righteous wrath and indignation and pledged their full effort toward your relief Gratitude Expressed Rhee in reply Depressed his heartfelt gratitude to all officers and men of the United Nations forces whose efforts have brought such a victory that we can tri umphantly return to the capital In conclusion MacAtthur said my officers and I wiWnow re   

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