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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 0 H 0 R I HOME EDITION VOL LVf Attociated United Full Ccnti Copy MASON CITV IOWA FKIDAY OCTOBER thw Consists ot Two Ont sit Air Force May Get 770 Groups By ELTON C FAY Washington early end of the Korean war may make a difference in how the United States deploys its military force but leave unchanged the program lor building that force up to a 3000000man strength All evidence Friday pointed to continuation of the rearmament program including more man power even if the shooting in the far east stops soon Plans report edly were under serious consider ation to boost the air force up to 95 to 110 groups No Lettip President Truman said last week there must be no letup in the de fense program High military offi cials since then have told congress the program was planned before hostilities started in Korea and that the war triggered it Moreover Pentagon spokesmen said Friday that as far as they knew the calling up of reserves and draftees would go ahead with out change whatever happens in Korea But cessation of the Korean war would help solve an especially thorney problem for the army Under the western European de fense project the United States is committed to augmenting its forces there The army has been faced with the dilemma of find ing troops for this purpose while at the same time meeting the heavy demands of the Korean war It now has only 10 divisions of which 6 are in Korea and one in Germany To date army thinking has been along the line that a start on aug menting the European force could be made in 1 of 2 ways By send ing a national guard division of which 5 are now being brought into federal service or by sending a cadre division Some high army officials have looked with coolness upon the idea of using a national guard di vision They raise questions like this How long could a guard unit be kept abroad under nonwar conditions What would happen when the service of draftees sent into the unit to build it up to strength expired Would com plaints of discrimination be raised by a state if its guard division was singled out for long over seas tour of duty These same officials thought that perhaps the answer might be the cadre nucleus organization which could be filled out with recruits sent overseas and whipped into combat shape at a training center in Germany When the army announced on Tuesday that it was reorganizing the 4th division to convert it from a training to a combat division it was assumed that this might be the cadre division destined for European service But a change in plans might follow an early foldup of the Korean war releasing some of the 6 battleexperienced divisions now on duty there for the western European defense buildup No Clear Policy While there is no thought in the Pentagon that the tens of thousands of reserve officers and enlisted men being called into service now individually or in units will remain a permanent part of the armed forces neither is there any clear idea on when they will be released Generally the plan is to hold them in service until new men and in many instances new offi cers can be trained and fitted into their spots The law itself is a little vague It says reserves and national guardsmen can be called up to serve 21 consecutive months which also is the term of service under the draft or such other period as may be authorized by law or unless sooner relieved AP Wircpholo MINE not in pain but in sorrow Cpl Paul Ebensteiner a jeep driv er is comforted by another marine after his vehicle ran over a mine killing one passenger and injuring others during the South Korean fighting Greek Government Agrees to Reforms Athens Greece Greek government has agreed to launch American recommended reforms including a revision of the coun trys tax structure to place a larg er burden on the wealthy This has long been urged on the country by the economic co operation administration which also pressed for a reduction of wasteful governmental expendi tures Failure to comply even tually resulted in a slash of direct American dollar aid to Greece Paul Porter head of the EGA In Greece restated the recommen dations in a letter to the govern ment Its economic policy com mittee Thursday formally ac cepted them SAME till iritflo It but M kMn Party Still for Brannan Study Barkley By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE President Alben W Barkley at a press conference here Friday noon told news men that his statement on the Brannan plan Wednesday was not meant to infer that the adminis tration was not committed to the Brannan plan A Chicago Tribune reporter who got the statement from the vice president then read back to lim his shorthand notes quoting Barkley as stating that neither the democratic party nor I are committed to the Brannan plan Made Statement Yes that is what I said com mented Barkley The press services which took the Tribune story evidently inter preted the statement to mean that the administration was not com mitted to the Brannan plan The plan however is entitled to study by the people and con ress he said What I think about itwont make much differ ence for I would vote only in event of a tie I voted for the farmers once and maybe I can vote for them again Would Encourage Russia Election of a republican con gress would be an encouragement to Russia the vice president states It would he said be in erpreted as a repudiation of our efforts in the Korean war and would create a turmoil in the ad ministration of the nations affairs Concerning Stassens proposed visit to Moscow Barkley had this cryptic statement He must have a lot of time on his hands as presi dent of the University of Penn sylvania UN No Threat to Chinese Britain Says New York assured Russia and communist China Fri day that Gen MacArthurs forces in moving through North Korea would not advance beyond the Korean border Kenneth Younger British min ister of state gave this solemn assurance during final debate in the UN general assembly on an 8power resolution authorizing MacArthurs forces to proceed be yond the 38th parallel Younger said the UN troops in MacArthurs command would not remain in North Korea any longer than necessary to insure unifica tion and pacification of the coun try Russia and communist China border on Korea The assembly rejected a last minute soviet attempt to gain North Korean participation in discussion of t h e Korean case Then it moved quickly toward final ratification of the 8power resolution initiated by Britain and supported by the United States Dudley F Malone Actor Attorney Dead at 68 Culver City Cal Field Malone internationally famed attorney actor and one time prominent democrat is dead at the age of 68 Malone gained national recogni tion as an associate of the late Clarence Darrow in the famed Scopes evolution trial in 1925 He died in his sleep Thursday night after suffering a hemor rhage Wednesday The veteran barrister had suffered from a heart condition for 12 years Malone served as collector of the port of New York during World war II He was an assistant sec retary of stale for 7 months in 1913 during Woodrow Wilsons 1st term as president Among the causes he espoused were womens suffrage repeal of prohibition and freedom for In dia During the 1920s he achieved an international reputation with his handling of divorce cases in Paris then the forerunner of Reno Cpl Arnold Lavin Killed in Action in Taegu Push Cpl Arnold J Lavin 32 brother of Edward Newman 935 Ky S E with whom he made his home was killed in action Sept 16 in the push near Taegu according to word received here He had been in service since leaving Mason City with the na tional guard for Camp Claiborne in World war II At that time he went with the local company to Ireland England the African campaign and through the Italian campaign A prisoner of war for 27 months in Germany he was released from Stalag 2B in 1945 He had 40 months of overseas service when he reenlisted 8 months after his liberation In World war II he was awarded the American De fense and ETO ribbons Surviving are 3 brothers Ed ward A Newman and Hector Newman Mason City and Wil liam Newman Clear Lake and two sisters Mrs Jim Doucette Minneapolis and Mrs Beno Woods Grafton Wis He was pre ceded in death by his parents Vote Assures Price Support on51 Potatoes Approval of the north central potato marketing agreement by 75J per cent of the growers repre senting 72 per cent of the volume in North Dakota Minnesota Wis consin Michigan and the commer cial areas of Iowa and Indiana was reported Friday afternoon The approval vote assures potato price supports on the 1950 crops at 60 per cent of parity or at present a hundred pounds according to C L Fitch Ames secretarytreasurer of the Iowa State Vegetable Growers associa tion The north central area will be administered by a board in Minne apolis with power to raise grading standards and keep inferior pota toes off the market and also to equalize supply with demand Iowa will have one representative on the board Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Chance of light show ers Friday night Cooler Satur day Low Friday night 45 to 50 High Saturday 55 to 60 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night with a few scattered showers northwest and central Low Fri day night 45 to 55 Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday with show ers east arid north Shifting winds west and central High Saturday 60to 65 Further out look Sunny and cool Sunday with early morning lows of 35 to 38 and afternoon highs near 58 Sunday partly cloudy and warm 5day Iowa weather Temperatures will average from two to 5 degrees above normal Normal high 65 to 69 Normal low 41 to 45 Cooler Saturday Warmer Sunday Cooler around Tuesday Rain fall will average about one fourth inch Showers Friday night and again about Monday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Scattered showers Friday night and in north and east portions Satur day Somewhat warmer extreme east Friday night Cooler Satur day Low Friday night 38 northwest to 5055 extreme southeast IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Oct 6 Maximum 52 Minimum 44 At 8 a m 52 Year Ago Maximum Minimum 72 56 CPL ARNOLD J tAVIN No Increase in Gra Rates Contemplated The Peoples Gas and Electric company does not contemplate any increase in gas rates for domestic users Charles E Strickland president of the Mason City firm announced Friday Stricklands statement came as the federal power commission in Washington tentatively approved a rate increase proposed by North ern Natural Gas company Omaha for wholesale natural gas service We have not yet received the commissions order Strickland said so we can not say definitely but at present we do not contem plate any increase in domestic rates The Northern Natural Gas com pany provides gas for resale in o midwest states including Iowa The proposed schedules for a 53200000 annual rate increase go into effect as of Sept 28 pending a final decision on rates Iowa cities getting their gas from North ern in addition to Mason City in clude Des Moines Fort Dodge and Sioux City Hearings on the proposed in crease are to reconvene Oct 23 The power commission said North ern must stand ready to make re funds to customers with 6 per cent interest if any of the increase is ruled out American Lutherans Meet Under Leader Who Favors Merger Columbus Ohio to the American Lutheran churchs biennial convention met here Fri day under a new president whq favors merger of the ALCs 700 000 members with other Lutheran groups The election of Doctor Henry F Schuh of Columbus as president at Thursdays opening convention session adds considerable strength to a merger proposal which the ALC is considering church offi cials snid Up before the convention for approval is a resolution to appoint a 9man committee to meet with representatives of the Evangelical Lutherans and United Evangelical Lutherans to discuss merger In the election Doctor Schuh drew more votes than Doctor Emmnmicl Poppen president of he ALC since 1937 when he suc ceeded the late Doctor C C Hein Doctor Schuh elected for a fi ycar term has been director of stewardship and finance of the church for 20 years He has said that ho favors one Lutheran church in America South Koreans Surge 75 Miles Across Parallel 38 51 Disappear From Crime Investigators Veil of Secrecy Blankets Chicago Underworld Doings Chicago U S senate crime investigating committee sought Friday to pierce the veil of secrecy surrounding the ramifica tibns of Chicagos criminal activi ties The committee headed by Sena tor Estes Kefauver after hearing from top law en forcement officials at Thursdays opening to ques tion a varied assortment of wit nesses Friday The committee however cant find many of the persons it would like to query about Chicagos crime Fiftyone persons for whom committee subpoenas have been issued have disappeared Many of the names on the list are well known1 in the annals of the old Al Capone gang Ats Brothers Called There were several underworld characters at the U S courthouse Thursday in answer to summonses to testify They included two brothers of the late notorious Scar face Al But none got were told to come back Friday Also ready to testify but not called were lawyers politicians accountants and racing news men They also were ordered to return Friday Gov Adlai Stevenson was scheduled to beamong the 1st to appearat before tlie was the only committee member present at Thursdays session He indicated the closed hearings may continue through Saturday He said he could not set a date for any public hearings here The committee chairman in a speech Thursday night before the Illinois state Chamber of Com merce said recommendations to halt interstate criminal activities will come out of the present in quiry Were not trying to solve crimes here and throughout the country Kefauver said And we arent naive enough to believe we can stop gambling Discuss Drury Murder But some gangsters corrupt of ficials encroach into legitimate business and operate on a national basis We will make recommenda tions to the senate for stopping big interstate operations reducing these activities to the local level Kefauver said Thursdays hear ings included a full discussion of the slaying on Sept 25 of William J Drury a former police lieuten ant He questioned States Attor ney John S Boyle Mayor Martin H Kennelly Police Commissioner John Prendergast and Sheriff El mer Michael Walsh Drury who was a private investigator was to have testified before the commit tee YANK CASUALTIES GIVEN Washington defence department notified American families of 20756 Korean battle casualties through September 29 John L Lewis Answers Truman Washington L Lewis said Thursday President Truman couldnt appoint him dogcatcher because he could ill afford to have more brains in the dog de partment than in the department of state And if he were dog catcher Lewis said his first duty would be to collect and impound the sad dogs the intellectual poodle dogs and the pusillanimous pups which now infest our state depart ment Lewis leader of the United coal Mine Workers discoursed on his qualifications for dog catcher in a letter to State Sen ator Neal Bishop of Colorado He gave copies to reporters In Denver Bishop had disclosed Wednesday that President Tru man wrote him a letter in 1949 saying that I wouldnt John L Lewis dog catcher Radio Commentator in Fair Condition Omaha May dem ocratic candidate for secretary of state was reported in fair condi tion at a hospital here Thursday where he was rushed Wednesday night after taking an overdose of sleeping tablets The 45yearold May former radio station WOW com mentator and once a candidate for the U S senate has been ill re cently Allied Offense Is for Assault by 175 Communists Get Licking in Austria By RICHARD OREGAK Vienna Austria nism Friday suffered one of its most crushing recent defeats in Europe as Austria returned to normal after two days of red terror Trains were running on sched ule again Street cars operated un hindered and 50000 striking reds went back to work Ten days of communist efforts to foment a general strike to ter rorize the country to isolate its capital and perhaps to set up a rump government were abandoned at midnight The communist leaders called off their ineffective two day old general strike and within minutes red demonstrators took down bar ricades which Thursday closed all but one of Viennas main rail lines and froze traffic from the capital into the soviet zone inthe face of calm resistance by the rest of the Austrians who since the 12th cen tury have sat at the crossroads of the east and west and repeatedly have thrownback eastern aggres sion The bulk of labor ers ignored the communist strike call The noncommunists battledfahatiiJ1 young reds for control of factories power plants transport facilities and government buildings The reds said they called off their strike because of western pressure A purge of red leadership was definitely in the cards as a result of the fiasco But that was of sec ondary importance More impor tant was that Austria would safely remain the wests easternmost stronghold on the iringes of Rus sias defense line in Europe The failure of the communist attempt showed that only direct aggression by Russia might win this country to the red fold This the Soviets apparently were not ready for Although soviet troops and com manders aided the terrorist cam paign the Russians carefully avoided any action that might have caused an international inci dent Kept in Bounds On an apparent order from 5 cominform agents who reportedly flew here to stifle red putsch plans against the government the agita tors meticulously kept their show of violence within the confines of the sovietoccupied areas Even in Russianoccupied ter ritory the reds met stiff resistance from government employes who resisted the communists despite soviet army pressure Freed of this pressure some 10 000 antireds demonstrated Friday against the communists in Wiener Neustadt the scene of communist violence Thursday Without the support of the Rus sian army it is doubtful the com munists can muster enough strength for any future heckling of the government For the time Deing at least it appears the cremlin is unwilling to risk war over this country VORTH KOREANS FEAR INVASION BY SEA Tokyo are indi cations that the North Korean communists under attack by land and air fear they arc going to be hit from a 3rd the sea U S naval forces reported that east coast waters from ChangJon 50 miles north to Wonsan have been heavily mined South Korean engineers said some stretches of sandy closely resemble those of Florida or California had been landmined by the communists as a defensive meas ure against possible landings In a nationwide broadcast Thursday night Hugh Baillie president of the United Press said it was safe to assume the next phase of the war would in clude another amphibious land ing which would pinch off Pyongyang and cut enemy sup ply lines from the north and Manchuria Baillie gave his ra dio report on the war After re turning from months visit to Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters which included 4 trips to the Korean righting By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo Korean troops swept20iHiilesrdeep er into red North Korea Friday on the Sea of Japan jcpast They reached and passed a point more than 75 miles above parallel 38 where the bulk of 175000 United Nations troops were reported cocking a massive followup blow for a knock out The South Koreans objective apparently was the coast al industrial city of Wonsan Air and naval support ranged over and stood by to join the big push against the J gering red army now depleted Dy an officially estimated 200000 casualties Forty thousand of the casual ties were counted as red soldier prisoners of the allies Approach Tontxhon The red casualty estimates were announced by General Mac Arthurs headquarters Field dispatches said South Ko reas 3rd division troops were ap proaching Tongchon about 32 miles southeast of Wonsan There was virtually no red re sistance Equipment w a s abandoned along the route Red prisoners said the North Koreans had with drawn northward in great haste for a stand in the Wonsan area Wonsan is90 air miles east of communist cap Tongchdn than 220 miles north oi Pohahg where the 3rd division began its push in Closer aerial 3rd other South Korean forces oil the east coast Indicated nouacemerit thatthe Pohang air imp inuseSat urday Some Duplication As the South Koreans stabbed farther into the north MacAr thurs headquarters made its of ficial estimate of 200000 commu nist casualties since the reds in vaded South Korea June 25 The overall figure admittedly contained some duplications That meaiisa manmight be wounded removed and returned to battle wounded again and counted as two or more single casualties But among the estimated cas ualties were more than 40000 roughly counted prisoners taken by the allies These included 14028 captured or surrendered in 3 days this week EXCONGRESSMAN DIES Washington Woodrum 63 Clifton who served years in congress as a democratic representative from Virginia died Friday Woodrum had been pres ident of the American Plant Food council since he left congress in 1945 Lutherans Say Russia Blocks Peace Des Moines inescap able responsibility rests on the United States to lead the way to peace delegates to a national Lutheran church conventionwere told here Friday A statement presented to the 17th biennial convention of the United Lutheran Church in Amer ica termed Russia and its satel lite governments the major ob stacle to peace The statement indoried Jw the ULCAs suggested tion forlixiiv program of procedure for the IT S government which the board said were designed to further the cause of permanent peace Soviet powers the statement said seek their goal of material betterment by over the valne processes of co ercion infiltration and revolu tion The warned that all nations profess the for peace but prompted by different philosophies and different motives are moving dangerously to the threshold of world catastrophe Upon the government of the United States by virtue of its presentpower and its tradition of freedom rests an inescapable re sponsibilityio lead the way in re versing the mad trend toward a 3rd world the statement said Its to the govern ment were 1 Support in the United tions every measure which Na will serve to deter further aggression for example the operation of a network of international observer commissions to belocated at every jotential danger spot throughout he world r 2 While making clear its re uctant but sufficient readiness to meet military aggression coop erate in creating a world setting n which conflicting ideologies may compete peacefully and guard against incidents which VSAH AP Wlrephoto SOUTH KOREANS PUSH Large arrow indi cates where South Korean 3rd division troops have pene trated farthest to the Tongchon about 32 miles from Wonsan Jagged heavy line shows defense perimeter which North Koreans Friday moved to bolster Arrows mark general areas of allied drives and the broken line shows the approximate front
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