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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTHIOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWIPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALt NOITN IOWANS N K I G M 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LV1I AnoclatcO and United FKH LMM Wlttt Cento Copy MASON CITV IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER II This Paper Consists of Two 1 Government May Delay Price Control Restrictions on Housing Due at an Early Hour However ByG MILTON KELLY Washington Flan ders RVt said Tuesday the government still may head off the need for price controls and ra tioning if it moves fast enough on other fronts to combat infla tion On the other hand Senator Maybank DS Car said in a ieparate interview he believes con trols and higher corporation taxes should come soon and as close together as possible One new set of drastic aimed at slowing up the pace of private home in im mediate prospect Interested fed eral agencies were finishing up work on new regulations and prospects were that they may be Issued Tuesday night On Guaranteed They were reported in advance to contain restrictions not only on government insured or guar anteed mortgages but also on pri vately written mortgages They expected to provide for a 10 per cent down payment by vet erans and down payments ranging from 15 to 30 per as high as 50 per cent on luxury nonveterans Meanwhile there were signs that another major antiinflation itep might be the development of a wage policy similar to the so called little steel formula which the government employed during World war n This time the pattern may be a big steel formula since CIO President Philip Murrays steel workers some 1000000 strong Monday launched a campaign for wage boosts throughout the in dustry including the giant U S Steel corporation The little steel formula acted generally to hold workers up until VJ day to a 15 per cent increase over their wage level of Jan 15 1941 It was worked out by the labor board in a case involv ing smaller steel companies There after it became a pattern for all workers The board breached it only for fringe advances and cor rection of inequities Because of the importance of iteel in the economy and the tim ing of Murrays wage drive it appeared likely fthat wage settlement he makes with the in dustry will have bearing on drives fa rail and telephone Industries starting this week and other contract negotiations next The steel wage issue could well up in the lap of the new stabilization board which has not yet been named Cyrus S Ching head of the federal medi ation service is regarded as the probable chairman The white house is expected to act shortly folowing up weekend selection of Doctor Alan Valentine as head of the overall economic stabilization administration May Be More Taxes On the question of other anti inflation moves Senator Flanders said the government might head off the need for price controls by sharply boosting corporation taxes again and offering special induce ments to stimulate the purchase of U S savings bonds He suggested that the treasury department pledge that savings bonds will be redeemed when they mature with dollars having pur chasing power equal to the money invested in them now Such a pledge Flanders said would be a powerful stimulant to the current bond drive There was some evidence meanwhile of a slight slowdown in the rate at which government savings bonds are being cashed in Treasury officials reported Mon day that cashins of series E bonds in September stripped new pur chases for the 5th consecutive month The margin however was in recent months BULLETIN CORN FORECAST DROPS Washington agri culture department in ncar harvesttime report Tuesday estimated this years corn crop at 3117967000 bushels This estimate is 44671000 bushels less than the 3162638 000 bushels forecast a month ago It compares with 3377790 900 produced last year and 2900932000 for the 10 year 19394S average New Look Out for Liza a new serial by Faith Bald win one of Americas most prolific and celebrated au thors opens on the comic page You wont wish to miss a chapter of this grip ping story AP Wlrephoto WHERE ALLIES troops in North Korea Tuesday fought through the vicinity of Sinchon crossed the Yesong river in a drive to the northwest and moved northeast to the Panbu area South Koreans 2 battled northward in the Yonchon and Hwachon areas against the strongest concentrations of the enemy vshaped Other South Koreans 3 fought to the northern section of the port city of Wonsan School Board Recommends Vote on Two Bond Issues Polio Strikes 3 in Lake Family Marvin Andersons Children Stricken Clear struck hard at the home of Mr and Mrs Mar vin Anderson 123 Fletcher drive over the weekend Friday their son Gary 10 became ill and was taken to Iowa City Monday morn ing Carolyn 6 was ill and they took her to Iowa City Upon their return in the afternoon Mr and Mrs Anderson found David 8 ill they returned to Iowa City with him They have one other child Dennis who is with his grandpar ents for the present Thismakes 5 cases of polio In Clear Lake this season Edward Mcllhinney Jr and Janet Ash land have both returned home The Anderson children are all re ported in good condition by A J Thomsen fund campaign director for the Ceiro Gordo county chap ter for infantile paralysis Mason City has had two adult and one child case of polio this year making 8 for the county Mr Thomsen states SEEK ROBBERS Burlington gunmen who robbed the state liquor store here and escaped with about in cash were being sought Tues day Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Tuesday night with low 34 Partly cloudy Wed nesday high 68 Iowa Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler west and north central portions Tuesday night with low 33 to 38 Warmer north central and extreme west Wednesday High Wednesday near 70 Further outlook Gen erally fair Thursday and Friday with only minor temperature fluctuations 5day Iowa weather No rain Wednesday Cooler with showers Thursday Warmer with showers Saturday Cooler again Sunday Temperatures will av erage near normal southwest slightly below normal northeast Normal high 67 Normal low 43 Rainfall will average i inch or less Minnesota Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Slightly cooler southeast and extreme east Tuesday night Warmer Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 32 40 high Wednesday around 70 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 67 Minimum 43 At 8 a m 49 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 63 SAME Bllck flat 34 Defense Calls 1522 Doctors Dentists Vets Washington defense department called Tuesday for the drafting of 1522 physicians den tists and veterinarians for the army during November December and January The total includes 922 physi cians 500 dentists and 100 veteri narians The department acted only 4 days after President Truman set in motion the machinery for the drafting of medical 1st registration date vis Oct 16 The departments announcement said the navy and the air force have indicated that they do riot presently plan to make similar re quests to selective service for the induction of the physicians and others Induction quotas listed for the army follow 300 doctors of medi cine by November 15 300 doctors of medicine 300 doctors of dental surgery or doctors of medical dentistry and 50 doctors of veter inary medicine by December 15 322 medical doctors 200 doctors of dental surgery or medical den tistry and 50 doctors of veteri nary medicine by Jan 15 Those drafted are subject to 21 months of service Only a limited group of medical men are due to sign up for the draft at the 1st registration They are the ones who were trained at government expense or deferred during World war II as students Eventually however all those under age 50 must register unless they are reserves or have had ac tive service In setting the date for the 1st registration Mr Tru man said that registration of the others should be completed by Jan 16 e Scott Attacks Beardsley for Running Show1 Des Moines George L Scott of the Iowa liq uor control commission declared Tuesday Gov William S Beards ley had been running the commis sion for the last year and that he resents it Scott asserted at the commis sions weekly meeting that al though he is in charge of commis sion personnel he cant even hire a liquor store janitor without the governors recommendation We have had some very poor employes who were recommended by the governor Scott said Some of them had to be dis charged for various reasons Scotts comments came follow ing his successful motion that the commission accept no more new listings of liquor for sale at the stores until the commission re inaugurates the policy of having an open hearing for all applicants of new liquor listings with all suppliers given an opportunity to present their products DIES OF INJURIES Council Bluffs William Weik 80 of Council Bluffs died in a hospital Tuesday of injuries suffered early Tuesday morning he was struck by a car po lice said Total Cost Is Estimated at Architects estimates ranging up to for 4 new Mason City school buildings including sites were received by the school board at a special meeting Monday aft ernoon Estimates of the cost of mod ernizing the present school build ings totaled The maximum potential bond issue however is ac cording to the report of Citi zens survey committee which was filed with the school board Mon day The board therefore recom mended that the citizens be given an opportunity to vote on two bond issues One of for the improvement of present build ings and one of for construction of the 4 buildings at Washington Roosevelt Madison and Wilson and buying sites for 3 of them Vote Llkelr Dec 11 According to the timetable ten tatively adopted by the school board the election would be held Dec 11 The matter must be in itiated by the voters however and the school board can take no ac tion until a petition is filed ask ing for the vote The architects estimates for the new Washington and Roosevelt buildings called for 18 rooms or 3 for each grade plus kindergar tens cafeteria administrative of fices and gymnasium Both would be expansible jf further rooms were needed The school board already has taken action to procure a new Washington site between 10th and 12th N W west of Federal ave nue No new site is necessary for the new Roosevelt building it was stated It would be located on the southeast corner of the present Roosevelt property Sites Suggested The Wilson and Madison schools would both have a kindergarten room and classrooms for the 1st 2nd and 3rd grades In addition the Madison school would have a separate wing for handicapped children now housed at Lincoln school The new site for the Wilson school would be immediately west of Pierce avenueaccording to the citizens survey committee report It could be either in Willowbrook addition or in that vicinity wher ever property was available at a reasonable price The new Madison school site would be in the block immediate ly west of the present school the report proposed Additions Cost More The board discussed at length the need for new sites at Wilson and Madison Architects estimates showed that it would be less ex pensive to build new buildings of single story and lighter construc tion than it would be to build ad ditions on existing buildings Supt Lawrence Shepoiser also pointed out that buying additional ground at the present Wilson site would involve expensive property and that it would be difficult to acquireeven a minimum amount of playground The survey report shows a need of at least 14 more classrooms by 1955 in order to accommodate only those children already living here The enrollment will then be 464 more than it is now the re port stated HSTto See Mac Arthur ROKs Capture Wonsan Talk Over Final Phase in Pacific Washington AP Pres ident Truman announced Tuesday he will meet this weekend with Gen Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific to discuss the final phase of United Nations action in Ko rea Mr Truman said in a state ment that he will also discuss with MacArthur other mat ters within his responsibility He did not say what these were Mr Trumans statement did fiot say where he would meet the United Nations comman der West of Hawaii The white house withheld an announcement on the place of the meeting But it was presumed to be somewhere west of Hawaii Mr Truman will take off from St Louis Thursday in the white house plane the Independence for Hawaii the 1st stop on a trip expected to last about a week He is going to St Louis Wednesday to witness the in stallation of his sister Miss Mary Jane Truman as worthy grand matron of the order of the Eastern Star Accompanying the president to withMacArthur will be Gen Omar Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff W Ay erell Harriman specialassistant to the president on foreign af fairs Phillip C Jessup statede partment roving ambassadorat large and Dean Rusk assistant secretary of state for far eastern affairs Secretary of the Army Pace may also make the trip Top Secret The white house refused to say the ultimate place of meeting or give any other details except to say Mr Truman will return to Washington Wednesday Oct 18 Heavy Responsibility Mr Truman in his statement said that in the final phaseof UN action MacArthurs command will be working closely with the United Nations commission which has just been created by the general as sembly and given heavy responsi bilities for the establishment of a unified independent and demo cratic Korea With congress in recess there was little of the formal comment from political figures that usually follows major presidential an nouncements and actions However Chairman Guy Ga brielson of the republican national committee summed up his views on the development with 3 words Its about time GOP Wanted Conference Republicans in congress have been urging for months that MarArthur be called home for consultation on Far East policy and particularly to give his views to senate and house committees concerned with defense and for eign affairs Soon after his return from the meeting Mr Truman is to make a foreign policy address MacArthur and the Truman ad ministration have disagreed over policy toward Formosa island stronghold of the Chinese Nation alist government MacArthur has taken the posi tion that it is essential to the United States far Pacific defense line that Formosa be kept out of unfriendly hands The administra tion position is that Formosas fu ture is a matter for the United Na tions to decide Ordered Withdrawal President Truman directed Mac Arthur during the summer to withdraw a letter the general had sent to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Chicago set ting forth his views on Formosa For MacArthur it will be his 2nd midPacific conference with a president and his commander inchief He and President Roose velt held a meeting of strategy during World war II MacArthur has not been to the United States in more than a decade HICKENLOOPER AT DRAKE Des Moines S Senator Bourke B Hickeniooper seeking republican reelection will address a Drake university convocation Wednesday on Political Issues of ROBERT VAN NOTE Mason City Marine Dies Robert Van Note Killed in Korea Pfc Robert D Van Note 20 son of Mrs C J Forsberg 541 19th S E was killed in action with the U S marines in Korea Sept 27 according to word re ceived here Monday by his moth er He joined the marines in Sep tember 1947and his enlistment was to have ended last month He returned to the U S from serv ice in Japan last May and was sent to the Great Lakes Training center to be discharged Sept 10 However enlistments were froz en and alter visiting in Mason City in July Pfc Van Note re turned to duty and landed in Ko rea Sept 15 He was killed in ac tion with the 1st marine division near Seoul A brother Sgt Duane R Van Note also is servingwith the ma rines in Korea However the two had not met during their overseas service Pfc Van Note was married Aug 6 to Miss Annv SmitH of Los Angeles Cal Besides his wife his brother and his mother and stepfather he is survived by a sister Mrs Robert Frank and a brother Allen both of Mason City and grandparents Mr and Mrs Albert Tenderholt Forest City Most of 3500 French Lost Saigon Indochlnm of the 3500 French troops trapped northwest of Thatkhe have been lost the French announced Tues day night in a communique The loss occurred in the biggest battle to date of the 4year war between the French and the Indo chinese nationalists led by the Communist Ho Chi Minh Several hundred of the trapped troops es caped the communique said The remainder succumbed after a bloody battle but only after in flicting extremely heavy losses on the enemy In Paris the cabinet decided to rush Gen Alphonse Juin and the overseas territories minister Jean Letourneau to Saigon this week end A source close to the cabinet said The developments in northern Indochina prove again that there is no longer a border between the communists of Indochina and the communists of China 2nd Victim of Collision Dies S Cody 70 of Chicago who was injured in an automobile collision near Charles City Oct 3 in which his wife was killed died at a hospital in Charles City Monday night Funeral serv ices for his wife were held at Chi cago Monday Mrs E H Yohr of Osage daughter of Mr and Mrs Cody who was among the 7 persons in jured in the crash wasreported improved at the hospital Tuesday morning but she will be hos pitalized for some time Mr Cody was a lifelong resident of Chicago being born in that city April 23 1880 He owned and operated his own drug store He wasmarried in 1905 to Jennie Peterson There are two daugh ters Mrs Yohr of Osage and Eleanor Cody Jacobson of Chi cago and a son William Jr of Chicago The body is at the Champion funeral home at Osage PRODUCE PLANT WARMERS London British scientists are designing equipment o warm towns and industrial plants with the heat from atomic energy piles 1st Cavalry Hits Stiff Resistance North of 38 as Yanks Crawl Forward By RELMAN MORIN Tokyo AP South Koreans captured the prize red Ko rean port and arsenal city of Wonsan after ing the heaviest opposition they have encountered Above parallel 38 To the southwest U S 1st cavalry foot troopers ran into fierce resistance just north of 38 Slowed to Crawl The cavalrys advance with tank artillery and air sup port was slowed to a crawl against log pillbox positions set up before the war This is the ine the communists insisted was for defense but which was used as starting blocks forthe red nvasion of South Korea June 25 Industrial Wonsan a city of 150000 people of the Sea of Japan coast is the 1st major communist ruled center taken by the Repub lic of Koreas ROK liberation forces on their 10dayold sally into the northern red country Wonsan is about 105 miles north of 38 and 95 miles almost due east of the communist capital Pyong yang Oil Refintnr Here It was the center of oil refining Korea before repeated B29 strikes smashed its industrial fa cilities The port has one of the best natural harbors in the coun try A peninsula jutting northward on Wonsans east side was once a Japanese naval air station Wonsan had been redpencilled said communist prisoners as a place where North Korean forces hoped to make a major defense effort But it fell after day and night fighting street by street before the rapidly advancing liberators Snipers and some heavier gur teams remained to be cleaned ou before the city is secure officers thought the mopup would be complete some time day This would permit a start on shaping up the harbor and cap tured airport for use quickly The port was reported 50 per cent in tact after allied bombings earlier in the war Slow at Kaesonp On the western end of the 120 mile battlefront the reds stalled the 1st crossborder smash of American troops along a 25mile front near Kaesong Twenty thousand other red Ko rean forces blunted the ROK drive the center of the peninsula in about 5 miles north of the border While fighting raged all along the red Korean battlefront an al lied transport plane flew a loud speaker over isolated red pockets calling for surrender It promised fair and humane treatment General MacArthurs last time surrender ultimatum boomed out over the airborne hailer in a new phase of psychological warfare The Vedhigh command has ig nored the ultimatum But com munist troops were surrendering in increasing numbers that have swelled the allied prisoner bag to more than 55000 Die in Well Diehard reds around Wonsan dug in on heights encircling the south and southwest sections and continued slamming small arms and machinegun fire and even sporadic mortar and artillery bursts into the ROKS The roadhardened ROKS of the 3rd and Capital divisions fanned out on mopup jobs after routing the bulk of the red Korean de fenders in bitter street fighting dayandnight Many reds fled north and north west of Wonsan Uncounted hun dreds surrendered Prisoners said other holdout groups wanted to give up but hadnt found the op portunity From Wonsan the ROKS are in position to swing 95 miles straight west across the narrow waist of the peninsula to Pyongyang U S 1st cavalry troops who clawed across the border on a 25 mile front near Kacsong were 80 odd air line miles from the red capital Organized red Korean troops blocking the armored cavalry drive on the main road from Seoul toward Pyongyang and the South Korean thrusts in the center of the peninsula were showing no signs of giving up AP Correspondent Leif Erickson reported from western Korea that reds holedup in their prewar defense chain forced American foot troopers to fight for every yard The reds held mountain posi tions flanking the main highway Defenses extended 25 miles in depth an air observer reported Foot troopers with allied war planes raining steel and fire oombs on the reds slugged ahead miles into red Korea along the main highway to the vicinity of Simchon AF STRAFED EEDS locates airfield in Bukhara Jtechka area of Sorfet Bowta near yiadivMtok which reAl claim WM itrafed by two U S fithteft The airfield Is Novik bar from VUdivwiok nan By THOMAS P WHITNEY Moscow ff Russia charged Tuesday that two American fight er planes strafed and damaged a soviet airfield near the key Si berian seaport of Vladivostok last Sunday In Tokyo an officialU S air force spokesman said he is un able to comment at on the Russian assertion A Russian protest note was prof fered to U SIMinisterCounsellor Walworth Harbour Monday night by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko placed the incident 62 miles north of tht sovietKorean border It demanded strict for the responsible personnel and American assurances against such incidents in the future Near Vladivostok The note said two F80 Shooting Star jets machinegunned an air field in the Sukhaya Rechka area at p m local time Sunday Sukhaya Rechka is across Novik bay from Vladivostok and about 18 miles southwest of that import ant Siberial rail and shipping terminus As a result of the firing dam age was inflicted on airdrome equipment the note declared It made no mention of casualties Barbour declined to accept the note on the grounds the protest was a matter for the United Na tions to handle Gromyko disagreed arguing that since the note dealt with the firing by American planes on a soviet installation it was the sole concern of the two governments involved The note subsequently was sent by the Russians to the U S em jassy U S Ambassador Alan G Kirk who had ifeen in bed with a cold went there early Tuesday morning to inform the state de partment of the soviet communi cation It was published in Moscow papers without editorial comment In connection with these pro vocative actions of the American force expressed in a gross violation of the U S S R state frontier and in firing on a oviet airdrome the soviet gov ernment launches a resolute pro cst with the government of the United States the note said Identical Position In refusing to accept the note Barbour took the same stand   

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