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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THINEWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICH10RS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press United Press Full Leate Wires KJve Copy MASON CITV IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 1959 This Paper Consists of Two No 3M Streamline Derailed by Oil Tanker Erie A New York Central railroad flyer clipping along better than a mile a minute smashed into a derailed freight oil tank car early Thursday set ting off an explosion which rocked midtown Erie Miraculously no one was killed Between 40 and 50 were injured but none was burned although flames from the burning tanker leaped high into the air and lapped at some of the cars on the pala tial westbound New England States express The engineer of the Boston to Chicago express had no chance to keep his train from hitting the tank car It was hurled into the express path from a freight train traveling eastbound on a parallel track One Car Afire Only one of the 14 cars on the streamliner caught fire It was the dormitory car for dining room employes More than 10 occupants scrambled to safety through a lone exit which remained open One unidentified waiter said Everyone just scrambled around We had been sleeping Some of us got two left shoes some got one shoe and some goi none But we all got out of there In a helluva hurry Nearly 50 firemen aided by as many police were at the only 5 blocks from midtown Erie minutes after the m CST crash They kept the lire from engulfing the train and aided in rescuing passengers 50 Trapped Nearly 50 passengers were trapped in the only car which overturned Twelve of the injured were ad mitted to hospitals but are not in critical condition At least 10 others on the ex press including one crewman were treated and discharged So were two of the rescuers who battered windows with their bare fists to free the injured Upwards of 20 doctors reached the scene within 30 minutes They treated many persons on the spot for minor injuries Crosby Clan Give Last Rites to Bings Dad By VIRGINIA MACPHERSON Hollywood UP Members of the Crosby clan gathered from all over Thursday to prepare to pay their last respects to pop The little old man with the shiny dome the glistening spec tacles and the jolly disposition died Wednesday of a heart attack at his luxurious ranch home in north Hollywood He was 79 Legally he was Harry Lillis Crosby Sr father of the worlds most famous crooner But every body from movie stars to famous sports figures knew him as Pop Dies Quietly He died quietly with his wife and most of his family at his bed side Bing was speeding south from Monterey Cal The senior Crosby had lain in a coma almost all day About 2 p m he became restless and tried to sit up His doctor raised him to a sit ting position and quipped gently Where do you think youre go ing Pop looked him straight in the eye and answered Im going home Then he died And the Crosby music sessions will have to get along without their mandolinguitar player now We always had music at home Bing said once Dad was a whiz on the mandolin and the guitar Larry and Everett and Ted and he had a regular quartet Urged by Dad Dad used to urge me to join In Sometimes t would and how wed murder Sweet Adeline The elder Crosby was born Nov 28 1870 in Olyrnpia Wash the son of an Oregon territory pioneer He was a quiet bookkeeper in a pickle factory until his son be came one of the richest crooners in the world Then in 1933 he and his wife Katherine moved to Hollywood to help Bing keep track of his money and handle his farflung enterprises Pop handled the fan mail and the checking accounts And he liked to needle Bing about the way he spent his money Reds Austrian Strike Folds Vienna Austria communists stormed a soviet zone post office severed a branch rail way line and blocked a half dozen Vienna streets Wednesday but their attempted general strike ap peared to have collapsed Police in Russian occupied Wie wielded clubs and Arove off communist toughs who attempted to seize the post office United Lutherans Approve Single Liturgy Hymnal Moines The United Lutheran Church in America Wednesday night approved adop tion of a common liturgy anc hymnal The action taken in a late eve ning session of the 17th biennia convention of the ULCA was on recommendation of the Common Service Book committee Doctor Luther D Reed president emeri tus of the Philadelphia Penn Lutheran seminary headed tha committee Committee members have been working for the last 5 years to reach common ground on these matters with representatives of the American Lutheran church the Augustana Lutheran church the Evangelical Lutheran church the Suomi synod and the Unitec Evangelical Lutheran church ULCA officials said if all churches concerned give final ap proval twothirds of the Luth erans in this country will use a single complete service book Common Worship Book Doctor Reed emphasized the great delicacy of his commit tees work because of the differ ent linguistic and cultural back grounds involved He said if its efforts were successful it would mean a common book of wor ship and a common hymnal for he 1st time in 20 years Doctor Harvey D Hoover Get ysburg Penn as secretary of the Common Service Book group in roduced representatives of 3 other Lutheran bodies all mem bers of the joint commission They were Prof Samuel Salz mann of Wartburg Theological Seminary Dubuque Iowa for the American Lutheran church the Rev Gabriel Tweet Montevideo Minn for the Evangelical Luth eran church and the Rev Con rad Bergendoff president of Augustana college at Rock Island 111 for the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran church Dr Edward T Horn III Germantown Penn during the common serv ce book action Earlier the convention gave Dr Tranklin Clark Fry New Rochelle N Y 517 out of a possible 531 votes in reelecting him to his 4th consecutive twoyear term as ULCA president Also reelected as ULCA na tional officers were Dr F Eppling ieinartz New Rochelle secretary Henry J Beisler Upper Mont clair N J treasurer and Dr G EUson Ruff Philadelphia enn as editor of The Lutheran Some Controversy Highlighting Thursdays agenda xvas a proposal that the United Lutheran church become a mem er of the National Council ofthe Smirches of Christ in the United States of America which is tobe organized late next month when the federal council of chdrches and 7 other interdenominational agencies merge into a new group The step would mark a new de parture for ULCA and the pro posal was expected to provoke some controversy on the conven tion floor In recommending the affiliation DrFry told delegates the action would not represent any reversal of ULCA policies He stressed that NCCCUSA had re vised nearly every article in its proposed constitution at the ULCAs request That ULCA assume membership in NCCCUSA also was recom mended by the ULCA executive board policymaking body of the church between conventions Egypt Offers Huge UN Army By MAX HARRELSON Lake Success was reported Thursday to have offered to contribute an army of 1000 000 to 2000000 men as part of a permanent international force if the United States and other United Nations members will supply the arms and equipment Informed quarters said the offer was made by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed SalahElDin at a private luncheon given Wed nesday by Secretary of State Dean Acheson for heads of the Arab UN delegations The offer was understood to have been made on the condition that British troops are withdrawn from Egyptian soil SalahElDin was understood to have assured Acheson that Egypt would strongly support his pro posals to strengthen the UN and prepare it to meet aggression He then made his offer Canada the Philippines and others already have offered pub licly to make troop units available to the UN but no country has of fered to build a force of such size as that mentioned by the Egyptian foreign minister New Iowa Town Is Incorporated Ridotlo were on schedule Thursday dedicating this hamlet as a newly incorpor ated Iowa town Rldotto with a population listed at 21 is located 8 miles north of Pocahontas on highway 17 At an election held Sept 21 Darlowe Olcson was named mayor GlobeGazette photo b BROTHERS TALK OVER HALF Two brothers Axel Jensen 714 9th S E and Carl Jensen Sun dance Wyo who hadnt seen each other for 50 years look over a road map Axel 83 on the right left this country for Norway in 1899 never dreaming that he wouldnt see his brother for over half a cenJL tury Carl 76 in the mean time moved to South Dakota and then to Wyoming When Axel came back to the United States IB had lost complete track of his orother He sent letters and tele grams to various places in hope he could corne in contact with him t to no avail until Sept 21 That day Axel visited Carls sis terinlaw Mrs Ed Kleven Gor donsville and learned that Carl lived in Sundance From then it was only a matter of days until Mrs John Lindsey Sundance and Mrs Claude DeCory Eapid City S Dak daughters of Carl drove him to Mason City Both brothers voiced the senti ment that it was wonderful to see each other again North Iowa Mason City Ask Air Stop Washington Spokesmen for Mason City Iowa and 12 sur rounding communities Thursday asked the civil aeronautics board 6 authorize MidContinent airline o stop there on its Sioux City Chicago flights MidContinent now flies non stop between Waterloo and Sioux City on this leg Mason City representatives at a prehearing conference before joard examiner Vernon Radcliffe were Emil Koerber chairman of he citys airport commission Ray Z Clough city attorney and H C Timberlake Minneapolis econom ic consultant for the airport com mission They told Radcliffe Mason City greatly needs eastwest air serv ce The city now has northsouth service to Minneapolis and Des Moines by MidContinent and Midwest air lines Radcliffe set Oct 23 as a tent ative hearing date on Mason Citys application Cities joining in the application with Mason City are Albert Lea Minn and these Iowa towns Osage Northwood Hampton Gar ner Algona Belmond Britt Charles City Clarion Clear Lake and Forest City araettinger Soldier Wounded in Action Washington defense department Wednesday night an nounced that army Pfc John Phillip Haag son of Michael Haag of Graettinger Iowa has been wounded in action in Korea Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Fri day Warmer Low Thursday night 45 High Friday 64 Iowa Considerable cloudiness and warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 40 to 45 east 45 to 50 west High Friday 70 to 75 Further out look Scattered showers devel oping west and north central portions Friday night spreading eastward over most of the state Saturday Cooler north and west Saturday Sunday partly cloudy and cooler Minnesota Mostly cloudy and wanner Thursday night and Friday Scattered showers de veloping northwest portion late Friday Low Thursday night 40 45 High Friday near 70 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 55 Minimum 31 At 8 a m 40 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 48 Stover Accuses Old Board of Seizure Effort Des Moiues Stover of Hampton who claims he still is president of the Iowa Farmers Union Wednesday night accused the unions old board of directors of attempting to seize the union and use it as a farm front for a few machine politicians The old board of directors met here Tuesday and decided Stover was not eligible to be president of the union because he is national cochairman of the progressive party The directors then named Vice President Leonard Hoffman Iowa Falls as president Under Injunction Stover contends a new board of directors voted by therecent state convention alreadyhas suc ceeded the old boardand tliat its actions are not valid The old board now is under a temporary injunction from the Polk county district court to take no further action until there can be a hear ing Im no more in politics than some of my critics Stover said Wednesday night In a prepared statement he said This attempt to seize the Iowa Farmers Union was engineered by the same wilful group who were responsible for keeping the Bran nan plan from being endorsed by the Iowa state democratic con vention Stovers statement declared that Otis Littschwager of Buckeye a member of the Iowa production and marketing administration boasted that 4 men were instru mental in keeping the Brannan farm plan out of the Iowa demo cratic platform Policy Fight In addition to himself Litt schwager named Leonard Hoff man Robert Hoffman Alclen and Paul Benner a PMA field Stover said the national and state farmer unions at their last conventions went on record in full support of the Brannan plan Littschwager denied Stovers statement and said he didnt take it seriously The democratic convention res olutions committee wrote the dem ocratic party state platform I didnt he said Berkley in Iowa Friday Des Moines Iff Vice Presi dent Alben W Barkley will speak in Waterloo and Sioux City Fri diy in behalf of the democratic party senatorial congressional and state candidates He is the 1st big name in the partys circles to come into the state to help along with the dem ocrats Nov 7 general election campaign The vice president will speak at Waterloo at 2 p m and at Sioux City at 8 p m He will come to Iowa on the 2nd day of an air tour during which he will make 30 speeches in 32 days James O Babcock New Hamp ton democratic nominee for 3rd district congressman will intro duce Barkley at Waterloo L J McGivern Marcus the partys nominee for congress from the 8th district will introduce the vice president at Sioux City Albert J Loveland democratic nominee for U S senator and Lester S Gillette the partys nom inee for governor also will make addresses at both places along with Barkley Attending both meetings will be Jake More democratic state chair man G G Jeck national com mitteman and Mrs Florence Lynch national commiUeewoman U S Ship Lost List 21 Missing Washington navy an nounced Thursday the Mine Sweeper Magpie has been sunk by a floating mine near North Korea Twentyone men are miss ing It was the 3rd ship to hit a mine in Korean waters Two des Brush and the Mans damaged by earlier collisions with mines and 11 men on the Brush were lost Total casualties from the 3 ships now stand at 11 killed 17 injured and 24 missing The navy has said the mines are Russianmade but presumably were sown by North Koreans The Magpie hit a mine Sundaj near the city of ChuksanDong Twelve survivors were picked up by a sister ship the minesweeper Merganser and carried to Pusan Korea The 136foot wooden hulled Magpie struck the mine on her starboard side and sank about two miles off shore The commanding officer of the Magpie Lt J G Warren R Per son is among the missing Estimate at Least 25000 Civilians Killed by Reds By RELMAN MORIN Tokyo red trail back to North Korea is strewn with buried and unburied bodies of an officially estimated 25000 mur dered men women and children in South Korea Where they could the reds cov ered the evidence of horrible brutalities with earthen entrench ments In haste of retreat they left many bodies in exposed mounds at some places Some Yank Victims Some of the victims were American soldiers taken prisoner by the communist army but the total is not known American officers said the over all 25000 figure is only a mini mum estimate the tragic total may run much higher South Koreans said most of the victims were bludgeoned speared burned or hacked with hatchets for opposing communism Mass graves large and small are beingturned up in city town village and harnlet along the bloody retreat route Many graves have not yet been opened by American officers prob ing the mass murders Commission Shocked A shocked UN commission on Korea condemned the complete disregard by the North Korean authorities of civilized standards of behavior It sat in stunned silence at Pusan Wednesday when Isthand reports of the atrocities were presented It immediately cabled preliminary findings to SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie Lake Success AP Correspondent Hal Boyle in Korea reported Thursday 150 South Korean civilians and 18 American soldiers were burnedto death by the reds after an un suspecting UN liberating task force swept through the town of Chongju about 30miles north of Taejon Boyle learned the communists dlled the victims in an hours ime when the liberating force lad moved on and other units of he 1st cavalry were approaching Chongju A lieutenant told the correspondent the dead may have 3een shot 1st but it looked as though they had been burned to death Farmer Killed by Falling Tree Rhodes Ivan Waterman 38 Baxter farmer was killed late Wednesday afternoon when his chest was crushed by a falling ree limb Waterman was using his trac or to push over trees on the Al rred Buck farm a mile north of Rhodes when the accident oc curred Falling Tree Kills Ottumwa Woman Ottumwa Paul Wood ard 26 was standing in the back yard of her home here Wednes day talking with a neighbor when a large cottonwood tree toppled over striking Mrs Woodard and injuring her fatally She was holding one of her 4 children a twoyearold son but he escaped with only minor scratches The tree was old and rotten but it is not known what caused it to fall as there was virtually no wind Mrs Woodard suffered a crushed skull HEADS MARKETING DCS Monies J Robert Miller 37 a graduate of the Uni versity of Iowa Thursday was named head of the department of marketing in the Drnkc University College of Business Administra tion Doctor Miller has been as sociate professor He joined the Drake faculty in 1947 175000 Troops Mass for Assault on 38th Parallel AP Wirephoto ASKS STALIN FOR PERSONAL MEETING Harold Stassen president of the University of Pennsylvania tells in Washington Wednesday of his appeal to Premier Stalin for a personal meetingwith the Russian leader to seek grounds for world peace Stassen s Peace Effort Gets Red Silence Mixed By OLIVER W DE WOLF Washington Republican Harold E Stassens bidfor a sort of citizens peace conference with Communist Russias Premier Josef Stalin Thursday was greeted with mixed reaction at home and si lence from Moscow Stassen an unsuccessful seeker after the1948 GOP presidential lomination disclosed the move Wednesday He made public a letter suggesting further corre spondence or a facetoface meet ng publicly reported with Stalin in an effort to stop the drift toward war The state department promptly announced that Stassens proposal iad no officialinspiration But t said if Stalin agrees to meet with the University of Pennsyl vania president Stassen undoubt dly will get a pasport to Moscow NonPolitical Stassen questioned closely by newsmen about the political impli cations of his action said it was nonpolitical but was definitely a move from an individual in the republican party Diplomatic experts saw little chance that Stalin would accept But the state department report edly welcomed the letter for its propaganda effect The Voice of America featured it on foreign anguage broadcasts Stassens letter did not ex plicitly ask for a meeting with 5talin But the former Minnesota overnor told a news conference hat was its primary objective There were signs that Stalin might be less cordial toward the dea of talking with Stassen than when the two first met in Moscow n 1947 For one thing Stassens letter strongly denounced Russian ag 1ression and her refusal to coV operate in stopping the Korean var War Criminal Then loo the Moscow Literary Gazette had already proposed Stnssen for eventual trial as a war criminal Just a month ago that communist organ which often reflects official soviet policy blasted at Stassen for suggesting that the U S warn Russia that further aggression would moan that war will come to Moscow The Literary Gazette said Stassen was advocating atomic war What Stasseirs proposal envis ages is a conference between Sta lin and leading politbyro members on one hand and himself and 4 or 5 other prominent American citizens on the other Stassen de clined to say whom he had in mind for such a mission The Truman administration has looked coldly on recent sugges tions for high level U SrSoviet talks although the president has saidhe would welcome Stalin to Washington The official position has been that tension between east and west can best be eased in the United Nations Stassen said the proposal had a better than even chance of re sulting in a conference if A the Russians were honestly interested in world peace and B no official meetings between representatives of the two governments were ar ranged in the meantime Sole Surviving Twins Raise Vital Question With Iowa Mother Cedar Rapids A mother who lost one of her 3 sons in World war II wondered how the sole surviving son policy would affect her draftage twin sons The Linn county draft board deferred the matter to Col Ralph Lancaster deputy director of the state selective service system He replied that for the present twins may be considered as a sin gle individual in the matter Present draft policy calls for deferment of sole surviving sons of families in which one or more was killed in the last war SAME 408 Black CUt means traffic deaili la M UN Army Set to Erase Iron Curtain MacArthur Says All Forces Will Hit Enemy If Needed By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo AP Beating down the strongest resistance yet enQquntered in North Ko rea the Korean republics 3rd division Thursday s e h aiig j on 60 air miles north of the 38th parallel US 8th army headquar efs estimated that a red in antry division anfl a coni iany of Ted marines made a stand 3 miles south of that eastcoast town AP Correspondent William Jorden with the fastmoving republican 3rd division said the townfell the Sputh Koreans after an allday fight His infor mation evidently was several hours move recent than thatat 8th army headquarters Thirtyfive miles south ofthis deepest penetration of North Ko rea the republican Capital divi sion engageda of about 1200 reds in the hills west of Hwangpo The first notable show of red defense came u a United armr of up to Wai massing to yank down thefrop curtain all along parallel 38 and Wipe out communist resistance in all of Korea The question of their crossing from liberated South Korea was considered only as a military issue General MacArthurs headquarters said and not as a political hurdle at this stage UN Okays The United Nations at Lake Success Wednesday night directed MacArthur in effect to use any means at his command to unify Korea Parallel 38 was drawn orginally to designateAmerican and Russian zones for acceptance of the Japanese surrender after World war II The allied politicalaim is a uni fiedindependent Korea Indoctri nated and armedbyRussia the North Koreans plungedacross the parallel June 25 The historic initial UN armed peaceenforce ment action crushed the red in vaders in 3 months To mop up the remnants the UN forces waited Only for com pletion of the buildup eastward from rthe SeoulInchon west coast area and for final decisions oa strategy There was vno indication of where the main allied blows would fall or whether they might be amphibious or overland No Surrender The red regime continued to ignore surrender ultimatums 1st aired by MacArthur last Sunday and repeated since American marines punched northward from rubbled Uijongbu 20 miles south of 38 and about 11 miles northeast of Seoul Resist ance was scattered On the east coast the South Korean 3rd division was 60 miles north of the red border It was within 25 miles of Tongchon where the reds might attempt a stand in defense of Wonsan an ndustrial center some 25 miles farther north Temperature Drops to 25 DCS Moincs tempeva ure dropped to 25 degrees at City early Thursday to equal ho seasons low established at Atlantic Wednesday Warmer weather however was moving across the state from the vest Highs of GO to 65 were fore ast for Thursday afternoon com pared with the high of 58 Wed lesday at Des Moines Other low readings this morn ng included 30 at Atlantic 31 at Vlason City and 32 at Ames and Turlington The weather bureau reported hursday that both temperatures nd precipitation average slight y below normal during Septem or The average temperature of 3 degrees was one degree below ormal and precipitation was 19 iches below normal at 21 inches   

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