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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED fOK THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWIPAMK TNAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NKGHIORS E EDITION VOL LVI Associated Presi and United Full Lease Wing Five Copy MASON CUT IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 This Pajwr Consists of Two Ml ProCommunists Torture Koreans in Red Reprisals By STAN SWINTON With U S 25th Division on the Yellow Sea Korea AP new batch of massacre survivors reported Tuesday that procommunist Soutli Koreans stabbed 82 South Koreans dead with bamboo spears Monday Witnesses said the victims were men women and chil dren in the in village of Chungyong a few miles south of the west coast port of Kunsan The survivors said red sympa thizers slipped out of the hills at dawn and roused peasants from their sleeping mats They gave this account All were herded into a circle and the reds walked around the group leering at them and stab bing them one by one One by One Afterwards the renegades of the republic walked through blood stained lanes singling out indi viduals and killing them They fled back into the hills shortly after dawn Peasant neighbors sharpened bamboo sticks of their own and formed a posse to chase the rene gades who had no guns Later after South Korean au thorities informed this infantry division heavilyarmed patrols of Negro doughboys were dispatched to help in the hunt South Korean survivors said they recognized the attacking band as former residents of the area who joined the communists during the North Korean control here The local reds took to the hills when the red invader army dis integrated United Nations investigators re ported another red atrocity They said 23 bodies were lound in a near Kunsan Witnesses told the UN repre sentatives the heads of some South Koreans were bashed in with rocks before the bodies were thrown into the well Others they were thrown in alive and rocks were hurled down on them North Koreans taken prisoner trythe V units had disintegrated They said their officers told them to try to reach the 38th parallel as they could Other Evidence Hundreds upon hundreds of South Korean civilians have been killed by the fleeing reds else Seoul Taejon Chang ju and nearby villages AP Cor respondent Bern Price reported 1100 bodies were found in Taejon Bodies of 30 American soldiers were found there earlier Price said searchers feared as many as 6000 South Korean bodies might ultimately be Mass graves found in Taejon also were being turned up in Seoul the capital Sports Bulletin KONSTANTY TO START Philadelphia Manager Eddie Sawyer announced Tues day that Jim Konstanty his great relief pitcher will start the opening game of the World Series for the Philadelphia Phil Sawyers announcement was real shocker Konstanty did not start one game during the 1950 season although he pitched in 74 fames a modern major league record Konstantys mound opponent will be Vic Raschi of the New York Yankees Raschi won 21 lost 8 KonsUntr won 17 lost Australia Calls for Occupation of All Korea BT TOM OCM1L1KEE Lake Success If Australia called Tuesday for the occupation of all Korea by United Nations forces but India expressed grave doubts about the wisdom of such a course Indias Sir Senegal N Rau ex pressed opposition to an Ameri cansupported 8nation resolution which he said authorizes by im plication the crossing of the 38th parallel and the indefinite occu pation of North Korea Destroy the Army Australian Foreign Minister Percy C Spender asked for the complete destruction cf the North Korean army as a fighting force to prevent a new aggression in that country The Indian and Australian views were expressed before the general assemblys po litical committee which is debat ing proposals for pacification and unification of Korea In a defense of the crossing by South Korean forces ofthe 38th parallel Spender said It werJd be useless if North Ko rean forces were allowed to re main ready again to threaten South Korea The bloodshed and destruction of the last months would all have been in vain Rau declared the UN should call on North Korea to cease fire im mediately If the North Korean communists refuse to obey the or our saidi Russian Proposal Beaten The Indian delegate endorsed the ceasefire proposal contained in a soviet bloc resolution on Ko rea but objected to a companion provision calling for withdrawal of foreign troops This Rau ex plained would enable the North Koreans to prepare for a new ag gression The Canadian Foreign Minister US Rips Long Columns Rolling From Red China AP Wircpholo FROM TANKS TO lucky marines Pfc Jos eph Baroue Buffalo N Y and Pfc Bob Sullivan Ridley Park Pa solve the transportation problem in Seoul with new bicycles they found in the liberated capital New Tax Possibility Lists Excess Income as Source Lester B feels the Pearson 8nation moderate and is right direction said Canada proposal pointed in the He emphasized that no resolution of this assemb ly should interfere with military considerations necessary to end the Korean conflict This matched the Australian position Push Pollution ControlBeardsley Emmetsburgr William S Beardsley said Tuesday that the state and local communities must cooperate in controlling lake pollution He told a Rotary club luncheon that the Iowa conservation com mission has procured engineering surveys which in my judgment are very helpful and should be con sidered by the next general as sembly Control of pollution is being pushed under legislation adopted in 1949 as part of the expanded state conservation program Beardsley said By LYLE C WILSON Washington UR Taxes on United States citizens are going higher than they ever have been before even in World war II It is possible that individual income earners who will feel a new tax bite this week will be socked later with a new kind of tax toughest of all That would be an excess income tax It would work like the ex cess profits tax on corporations All individual income above the average over a stated past period of years would be confiscated or near it For instance The base could be average income earned in 194649 The individual would pay regular taxes on such an in come if he continued to earn it But if his income went higher the rate would take just aboiit all of the excess Doubt Support Congressional tax experts doubt the treasury would support such painful But theysayrithe tax squeeze is going fific and that the excess income tax should be mentioned among the possibilities Taxpayers have had fair warn ing that the higherrate charged against their pay checks this week is only a beginning of war and rearmament increases Secretary of Treasury John W Snyder said the other day that the average taxpayer has no notion of the heavy burden he shortly will have to bear President Truman told the na tion in his Sept 10 defense broad cast that he wanted to payas wego These two powerful figures are talking about 10 years of re armament and cold war That is what we are heading maybe a hot war to boot But cold war and rearmament alone will hoist taxes beyond all previous levels The individual and corporate tax hike voted by congress recently is only the 1st nibble It will increase govern ment revenues by about 000000 bringing the total on an annual basis well over 000000 Need More A lot of money But not enough So congress will get to work in November on an excess profits tax against corporations to raise about more Government then would have upward of a year to spend Still not enough by a great many billions With only that io spend in the next fiscal year AP Wircphoto NEVEREMPTY WATER BARREL John H Orr and his wife stand beside barrel which they say maintains the same water level although it never is refilled The Orrs of Simmons Mo say they first noticed that the water level did not drop last May 12 More than 20000 persons have visited the Orr farm to view the strange barrel government will go in the hole for Government will go in the hole because we will spend in the next fiscal year The year after we will spend more than that Wheres the money coming from An excess income tax may be Or a transactions tax maybe A transactions tax takes a per centage of every move by which a raw material moves through in dustry and trade to the consumer But a transaction tax pyramids costs and is a bad tax all around Count that one out There remain for sure the 3 sources of revenue from which the treasury already draws most of its money Individual income tax payers corporate income tax pay ers and consumers What Is Meant The individual and the con sumer are the same fellow But the treasury socks him twice once with an income tax and once with taxes on thingshe buys Both taxes to from here along Withcorporation taxes If they go up enough to coyer next years expen diture the American taxpayer will be hit harder in the pocketbook than ever before And the next year could be even worse That is what is meant by Pay aswego Traffic Toll Rises to 438 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1950 motor vehicle fa tality toll rose to 438 Tuesday as a resultof 6 traffic deaths Mon day and Tuesday Latest to die was Cynthia Mc Kibben 5 daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence McKibben She died Tuesday morning in a Storm Lake hospital The McKibben girl was the 2nd to die as a result of a car truck accident near Storm Lake Monday Mrs Beulah McKibben 30 Rembrandt was killed out right in the same accident Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair through Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 28 to 30 High Wednesday about 58 Iowa Mostly clear and cool with killing frost or freezing temper atures Tuesday night Wednes day mostly cloudy and not so cool Low Tuesday night 28 to 35 High Wednesday 55 to 60 northeast mid60s southwest Light variable winds Tuesday night becoming northerly 1520 MPH Wednesday Further out look Mostly fair with higher afternoon temperatures Thurs day Low Wednesday night 28 to 35 High Thursday 62 to 66 Minnesota Partly cloudy and cold with freezing temperatures most sections Tuesday night Wednesday mostly cloudy with higher afternoon temperatures Low Tuesday night 2030 north 2532 south high Wednesday 4550 north 5055 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 66 Minimum 30 At 8 a m 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 54 SAME In M Southerner Leads Americans Across North Korean Line By HAL BOYLE With ROK Forces in Red Ko rea young Texan had the honor of being the 1st American to cross into Red North Korea with troops from the republic of Korea Cspt William R Williams of Texarkanas Texas drove over the parallel 38 border Sunday right behind the leading ROK soldiers His jeep flew two of the republic and of National ist China And the captain apologizes to Texas for not having a lone star state flag along Theyre a little hard to find this far north he said Williams explained that one of his South Korean bodyguards had ijcked up the Chinese Na tionalist flag and hoisted it on the jeep Williams is an American ad visory officer with Lt Col Kim Jung Sun commander of a regi ment of the 3rd ROK division that led the march across the frontier into the enemys country Say Documents Prove Commie War Motives Pittsburgh Judge Michael A Musmanno Tuesday released seized communist documents which he said establish without ques tion that the communist party in America is a war machine with its primary and fundamental ob jective the overthrow Ofthe goy Musmanno made public photo static copies of documents found in a raid August 31 on the burgh headquarters of the com munist party of western Penn sylvania Originals of 17 of the papers were sent by Musmanno to the house unAmerican activities com mittee Investigators for the committee told newsmen in Washington they were studying the and would report their findings to committee members when they re turn to the capital for the recon vening of congress next month Meanwhile the investigators de clined to discuss the contents of the documents Musmanno Allegheny county Pittsburgh jurist is the demo cratic nominee for lieutenant gov ernor of Pennsylvania in the Nov 7 election He was a judge at the German war crimes trials and has waged a vigorous anticornmunist campaign from the bench Describing his discoveries Mus manno said One piece of literature found in the communist office said In Korea the people have had the opportunity of witnessing the liberating role not only in words but in deeds of the soviet troops and the soviet occupation forces as contrasted with the enslaving role of American troops and the American military authorities IOWA LARD OVERSEAS Des Moines carload of lard from Iowa will go aboard a Friendship Food ship to be sent overseas from Chicago by Chris tian Rural Overseas program on Oct 24 in observance of United Nations Day CHEMICAL BURNS FATAL Moines IP Gary Swift 15 injured in an explosion at the Swift home Sept 23 when he mixed some chemicals belonging to an older brother died at a Des Moines hospital Monday night South Korean Forces 50 Miles Across Line Heavy Traffic Near Border By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo AP The far east air force reported allied warplanes pounded heavy traffic columns rolling south ward Tuesday in Red Korea from Communist Chinas Manchuria border The reports came as South Koreans pierced nearly 50 miles northward into Red Ko rea on a drive aimed to carry all the way to the Manchuria frontier Urgent Meeting Then the South Korean penetration army commander conferred urgently with two top U S generals who flew to Koryo airfield just south of the parallel 38 border on Koreas east coast to meet him Pilots making the strike along the International highway to the North Korean capital of Pyong yang reported they destroyed 5b trucks and 5 other vehicles They claimed damage on 12 other trucks and a dozen other lv The increased traffic on the road to Pyongyang was 1st noted at p m Monday an atrforce spokesman said At midnight B26 night intrud er planes failedto find any trace of the vehicle columns Fighterbombers were sent to the area shortly after dawn Tues day The 1st flight failed to sight any traffic Trucks Camouflaged The allied pilots flew lower and slower and eventually found cam ouflaged trucks off the paved road The air spokesman said 35 of the 56 trucks reported destroyed were bagged in the vicinity of the North Korean capital An air spokesman in Toyko said the northernmost attack line along the highway was 30 miles south of the Manchurian border The of ficer refused to comment on where the southbound traffic might have originated Fifth airforce pilots reported truck kills in Kwaksan Anju Sinanju Kongyu all along the battered highway A P Correspondent Hal Boyle with the republics 3rd division reported the South Koreans wheeled into Kansong 35 air miles north of the border by noon Tues day Patrols stabbed ahead to Ko song 50 air miles north of paral lel 38 Air Support The South Koreans had allied air support on a swiftly advanc ing bomb line and standby naval gun support alongside their east coast drive Allied air observers flew 15 miles north of Kosong without sighting the enemy anywhere The reds were reported running toward Wonsan 60 road miles north of Kansong under reported orders to make a last ditch stand there on the sea of Japan coast Boyle said about 60 American army men were with the South Koreans as advisers But the Americans were under new orders Planes Pound Red Convoys Tokyo far air spokesman said allied planet pounded heavy southbound traffic columns Tuesday on the highway leading from the Manchuria bor der of communist China to Korean red capital of Pyongyang The air force officer did not specify the nature ofthe traffic or where it originated But he said FEAF pilots reported it was mov ing toward the red Korean capital on the road from Antung across he Yalu river border in red China Antung is 100 air miles north west of Pyongyang but the road mileage is contiderably longer The said the northern most attack line by the allied planes was 30 couth of the Manchuria border AP VIRGINIA BILL above hai been served Kelauver com mittee subpoena at Bar Harbor Maine Chief Deputy Marshal Eureiie McNeally records show service was made Sept 8 U S Sen Estes Ke faiiver DTeno heads a special crime investigating com mittee now atworkin Chicago Miss HH1 whose name has linked with a slain gangster is married to ski instructor Her man Hauser and has lived in Bar Harbor since this summer Boyle said not to discuss the drive into red Korea with war correspondents South Korean officers under no such restrictions talked freely A spokesman forGeneral Mac Arthur had described the border crossing situation as delicate po litically Nothing Authentic Red China is reported to have thousands of veteran troops massed in Manchuria across the Yalu river from red Korea Com munist China leaders have made threatening talk but no march of red China soldiers into North Ko rea has been reported from au thentic sources Mac Arthurs headquarters broke its silence Tuesday on the cross border campaign that began Sun day as an allKorean show It said merely that the South Korean 3rd division had advanced to Tongcho a village 13 miles north of the border The South Korean 3rd has thrust about 275 road miles since it kicked off 15 days ago in the Po hang port area We are going to the borders of Manchuria said Lt Col Jung Rei Hiok 3rd division chief of staff Beat the Winter We will get there in a month two months But we want to get there before the winter comes The Manchurian border is about 180 air miles north of parallel 38 the border between south and North Korea By road it is closer to 300 Jung continued Morale is high and the men art ia an offensive mood Our worry now is that our front commanders may go too far too fast They all want to make it a race Jung said the ItirfesTlroubto was lack of transport Troops rode in battered trucks so laden the axles groaned Small boys helped carry ammunition for trudginf soldiers North Korean civilians cheered and tossed purple and white flow ers to the weary South and handed outapples and per simmons i Our commandingvgenerals pol icy is not to molest nor to punish any civilians without trial Jung said The troops were under orders to show the virtues of democracy by kindness and good conduct Children Murdered Jung said retreating red forces had murdered 15 boys and one girl in Kangnung just south of the border Red troops behind the 3rds northern spear raided vil lages for cattle and rice Jung said we hadreports that 30000 enemy withdrew northwest of Kangnung ahead of us but we havent run into them We expect the enemy to put up a strong fight atWonsan Fresh troops poured across the borderin support of the thrust Wonsan is a coastal industrial center with fertilizer and chem ical plants B29s hit it hard early in the war U S Destroyer Hits Korean Mine Washington 2nd Amer ican Mansfield has struck a mine off North Ko rea Seven men were injured The defense department said ths Mansfield hit the mine Satur day about 40 01 50 miles north of the 38th parallel off the east coast of Korea near the city of Changjon Previously the navy had announced another destroyer damaged with 9 men killed 50Mile Jeep Ride Into Soviet Zone U S Congressman Slips by Iron Curtain for a Peek By THOMAS A REEDY Berlin American con gressman has pierced Russias iron curtain in Germany and re turned undetected with an eye witness account of new soviet baby tanks and jet planes The adventure was reported by Representative Thurmond Chatham DN who came to Berlin with a group of legisla tors touring U S defense points in Europe Chatham in an interview des cribed a 50mile jeep ride into the soviet zone which bristles with 250000 Russian troops He visited a new airbase and an in fantry tank compound Russian Officer Escort A westerner on such forbidden territory is vulnerable to arrest and possible shooting as a spy The congressman said he was escorted on the trip by a Russian officer he befriended while they both were doing liaison work dur ing World war II Chatham told this story He recognized the Russian in civilian clothing in a west Ber lin nightclub He threw his arms around me and we had a good talk He asked if I would like to take a trip with him and I accepted The next day the Russian took Chatham to the soviet sector of Berlin put on the uniform of a senior red army officer and took a jeep from the Russian motor pool He barked his way through half a dozen checkpoints explain ing his American companion as a friend from one of the cast Eu ropean satellite countries Sees LowSlumr Tanks At an airfield completed 6 weeks before Chatham said he saw new jet planes with sweptback wings that looked to him as sleek and fast as the latest American types At another base he said there were about 20 tanks built lower than anything he had seen while in combat in both World about 3 feet high but armed with long guns Chatham speculated the tanks might be almost immune to ordi nary fire from weapons which could not lower their muzzles enough to aim at the low tanks The drivers the congressman conjectured probably lie prone to operate the tanks Enroutc Chatham said the Rus sian gave him these personal opin 1 The Soviets have lost face in Asia over the Korean war 2 The kremlin drive to bring about PolishEast German friend ship under communist rule has failed so far 3 Every onelegged German would carry guns against us the Russians now Chatham said he saw thousands of Russian soldiers in uniform bringing in the harvest The of ficer he said explained this as a measure to maintain discipline in an army cooped up mostly in com pounds arid barracks The congressman said he was told the soviet occupation army was paid mostly in east Germany marks which come out of the vas sal east German treasury and are written off as occupation costs At the end of the trip Chatham said the Russian donned civilian clothes again and brought the con gressman back to the west Russian he added was richer by cigarets chocolate and nylon stockings when they parted   

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