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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 13, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVU AwocUted Prcra wid UnJUd Pita full Ccati MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 1959 This Paper Consists of Two Would Outlow Communists Legion President Leads Demand for Military Training By GRAHAM BERRY Log Angeles American Legion has elected fighting national commander pledged to advance its demands for a U S state department shakeup universal military training and outlawing of the communist party Erie Cocke Jr 29 World war II hero and airline execu tive from Dawson Ga elected by acclamation at the conclusion of the Legions annual 4day national convention Thurs day He promised to carry out the Legions twofisted preparedness program drafted at what delegates described as the most serious businesslike session in the or ganizations 32year history Unanimous on UMT The 3277 delegates represent ing some 3000000 Legion mem bers were unanimous in favoring UMT and in attacking commu nism at home and abroad But the argument over censur ing the state department was al most as hot as the weather a sweltering 99 degrees and the hot test Oct 12 on record here As finally passed the resolu tion did not name Secretary of State Dean Acheson but kft no doubt as to its target The orig inal wording of we urge that the president was changed on the loor to read We demand that the president take all necessary steps to reconstitute that the state de partmvV The document added we con demn the failure of the state de partment to deal adequately with the grim and bloody advance of communism and blamed failure to a refusal of the sec retary of state to evaluate prop erly the gravity of the dangers to America and all free peoples which communism presents Resolution Revised As this paragraph originally was read to the delegates it itated Secretaries of state past and present to evaluate properly Commander Cocke who suc ceeds George N Craig Brazil Ind attorney said thB only to prevent any further manufac ture of American war veterans is to follow the conventions program of peace through strength which include UMT and industrial mobilization To accomplish these objectives he added the government must cut nonessential expenditures and civilians must accept the neces sary degree of belttightening French Leave Key Bastion of Thatkhe By SEYMOUR TOPPING Saigon Indochina T he French Friday announced aban donment of the key bastion of Thatkhe opening another gap in their weakening defense line along the ChinaIndochina fron tier It was the 3rd frontier post abandoned or lost by the French within a month The withdrawal left some 300 milks of the fron tier open to the Vietminh guer rillas of communist leader Ho Chi Minh A military spokesman said the Thatkhe garrison withdrew from the post Tuesday night toward Langson French frontier head quarter fortress 50 miles to he southeast Elements of the re treating garrison already have reached Nacham a French post midway between Thatkhe and Langson he added The frontier withdrawals by the French began after the Viet minh in midSeptember overran the post of Dongkhe GO miles northwest of Langson On Oct 3 the French abandoned Caobang major outpost 100 miles northwest of Langson The garrison withdrawing from Caobang and a screening column from Thatkhe were caught in mountainous country by Vietminh forces and most of the 3500 French and colonial troops were lost Since then observers had feared an attack on the Thatkhe might result in a similar disast rous withdrawal Abandonment of Thatkhe left only 3 main garrisons on the mountainous frontier between China and North VietnamMon cay on the coast Langson and Laokay on the west almost 400 miles inland from the coast Hershey Wants 18YearOlds in Uniform Washington Selective Service Director Lewis B Hershey wants to put 18 year olds in uni form as a way to avoid drafting veterans He estimates there are 10000 000 youths in the 1826 year old group who would be a very rich source of manpower for the armed services Youths of 18 are now requirec to register for the draft but cannot be inducted until they are 19 the bottom age for induction Hershey made his suggestion in a talk to a luncheon meeting ol the American Veterans commit tee Thursday and said it is a problem that congress eventually will have to face If you can sell an 18 year old draft he told the A V C World war II veterans would be wholly exempted Veterans who served at least 90 days during the actual war period are now exempt Deferment also is provided for exservicemen who served at least 12 months between Sept 16 1940 and June 24 1948 when the present draft law went into effect IAMB k ftaf MMII tttint In 2t Crime Probe Spotlight on Philadelphia The senate crime investigating committee moved from New York to Phila delphia Friday with plans to throw its spotlight on a J100000000a year policy racket preying on school children Senator Estes Kefauver D chairman of the commit tee said the crime probers have reason to believe the major gambling activity in the Philadel phia area is the policy or numbers racket Alfred M Klein assistant coun sel for the committee estimated the gross annual take of the num bers game here at 8100000000 including the pennies of count less school children Among those to be heard during the committees closed door ses sions in Philadelphia will be Samuel son of Phila delphias Mayor Bernard Samuel Judge Joseph Sloane of common pleas court Director of Public Safety Samuel H Rosenberg Po lice Superintendent Howard P Sutton and other members of the police department Frank Blinky Palermo manager of Lightweight Boxing Champion Ike Williams Appear Voluntarily Rosenberg and the two jurists agreed to appear voluntarily while Richard Samuel the police offi cials and Palermo were sub poenaed Samuel who is a per sonal property assessor in the board of revision of taxes was told to bring his financial rec ords Judge Sloan has been active in efforts to uncover the heads of Philadelphias gambling kingdom During a radio appearance Thursday night Kefauver said he has learned U S sources are providing Charles Lucky Luciano deported vice overlord now in Italy with lots of cur rency The committee has evidence Kefauver said that large amounts of money are being mailed to Luciano and that he still has his finger in the U S crime picture Closed Hearings Kefauver and the two other members of his committee came to Philadelphia Thursday after winding up two days of closed hearings at New York Working with him are Senators Herbert R OConnor DMd and Alex ander Wiley RWis At New York Kefauver said the committee may call former Mayor William ODwyer and Brooklyn Bookie Boss Harry Gross Kefauver said the crime probers thus far have uncovered no rea son to subpena ODwyer now Serving as U S ambassador to Mexico but added if we find a reason we certainly will call him Meanwhile a Brooklyn grand jury snid it would summon the exmayor of New York No date was set Gross has admitted paying off crooked New York police at the rate of a year for protection He refused to name names AP Wirephoto THE COLONEL HAS A GUESTPresident Truman is escorted toward a waiting car at Suisun Cal air base by Col Joe W Kelly air force base commander Thursday night after the president arrived aboard his plane from St Louis The president is on his way to a Pacific con ference with Gen Douglas MacArthur M Grove Truman Enroute to Conference Honolulu presiden tial plane Independence land ed at Hlckam field at a m C S T from the FairfieldSui sun air force in California The president takes off again before night for his rendezvous with the United Nations supreme commander on the finalphases of the Korean campaign and a new strategy to counter com munist threats in the far east By MEBRIMAN SMITH Enroute With President Truman Truman unusually aciturn a n d uncommunicative flew over the Pacific Friday to ward a conference with Gen Douglas MacArthur on this coun trys future far east policy The chief executive left Cali fornia after midnight ing white house the DC6 Inde pendence droned over the Pa ificfor a scheduled landing at Hickam field in Hawaii Mr Truman stopped briefly Thursday night at FairfieldSui sun air force base between San francisco and Sacramento When he stepped from the big ship he was a picture of concern and pre occupation Right to Bed Although he seemed in better spirits when he and his official jarty reboarded the plane 3i hours ater he still refused any com ment except to say he planned to go to bed immediately The white house staff was jit ery about published reports that he site of the TrumanMacArthur meeting would be historic Wake Island more than 2100 miles west of Hawaii Press Secretary Charles G Ross promised that the site officially vould be put on the record when he president arrives in Hawaii for a brief rest ashore before continu ng westward Asked about Wake sland Thursday night Ross said iharply to newsmen thats a matter of security Whatsecurity was involved in a Wake Island meeting remained something of a puzzle unless the navy knows more about the move ment of enemy aircraft and sub marines than the public knows Staff Sensitive The white house staff accom janying the president was equally sensitive about any suggestion that here were political overtones in his congressional election year to Mr Trumans rendezvous with the number one personality man of the armed forces MacArthur in re cent weeks was publicly hauled down by the president for talking out of turn about Formosa rlacArthur Expected to Bring 5 Top Aides Tokyo MacArthur s expected to leave early Saturday morning Tokyo time for his veekend conference with Presi ient Truman in the Pacific relia le sources here said Friday There has been no official an nouncement of MacArthurs de arlure time or the meeting place ndications here are that it would be a Wake Island The general will be accompanied y at least 5 top aides in Scap MacArthurs plane MacArthurs party is expected o arrive at its rendezvous with rtr Truman late Saturday aftcr loon Presumably the discussions nil be held Saturday night and iunday morning and the confcr ncc will break up Sunday aftcr loon TV EQUIPMENT ARRIVES Ames to cn ble station WOITV to transmit live programs from the Iowa itate college campus was being uncratcd Friday AP Wirtphoto MRS JAMES LONS of Accused Lons Held on Bond Iowa City A prominent restaurant man charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a waiter he found in the company of his wife was held in jail in lieu of 825000 bond Friday James Lons 52 pleaded inno cent and waived to the grand jury when arraigned in justice of the peace court on the murder charge The deadman Andrew Davelis 40 suffered his fatal wounds early Thursday as two policemen were escorting him to a squad car after he had taken refuge in an Iowa City residence County Attorney Jack C White said authorities would further in vestigate the circumstances of Davelis death to determine the degree of murder with which Lons will be charged The charge as it stands specifies no degree of murder It was expected that bond would be raised for Lons sometime Fri day Davelis estranged wife said Mrs Lons had been attempting to effect a reconciliation between the pair She said Davelis fre quently drove Mrs Lons home from the restaurant Mrs Lons was in seclusion at her home She was reported suf fering from a facial bruise and shock George Baculis was held in con nection with the affair Harold El der 29 a waiter at Lons cafe and Edward Poggenpohl 26 a truck driver were released after ques tioning Police said Poggenpohl drove the car in which Lons Ba culisand Elder pursued Davelis Other pictures on page 2 Davelis 2nd to Die While in Police Hands Ottumwa Davelis Iowa City waiter who was stabbed fatally Thursday while under es cort by two policemen was the 2nd lowan to meet violent death while in police custody On Nov 30 1936 Catherine Leahy 25yearold soda fountain girl in Ottumwa was shot and killed by Franz A Jacobsen 30 just after police had him on a forgery charge With 3 officers around him Jacobsen pulled out a pistol fired at the girl and handed the gun to a patrolman The killing occurred at an Ottumwa club where Jacob sen had arranged a meeting with the girl after she had spurned his attentions Jacobsen was executed at Fort Madison state prison April 19 193B in a double hanging with Mario Heinz 32 Dubuque who was executed for slaying his 6 yeacold nephew David Fox Possible UN Deadlock on Lie Veto Lake Success iP The United States agreed Friday that Gen Douglas MacArthurs unified command should govern North Korea until the UN Ko rean commission and the Ko reans themselves can settle the future of that wartorn area By BRUCE W MUNN Lake Success UR Russias veto of Trygve Lie for another t e r m as secretary general threatened Friday to throw the United Nations into a legal dead lock Soviet Delegate Jacob A Malik refused to go along with 9 nations of the security council which voted in secret session late Thursday to recommend Lie for reelection Informed sources said the Rus sians opposed Lie because of his stand against the communists in the Korean crisis Nationalist China which also is at odds with the Norwegian diplomat because he favors UN membership for communist China abstained in the council vote Only Two Names Only two names came before the council which was holding its 2nd closed meeting in a week to nominate a secretarygeneral The other was that of Polish Foreign Minister Zygmunt Modzelewski who was turned down by the council Only Russia voted for him 4 nations voted against and 6 abstained U S Ambassador Warren R Austin president of the council for October immediately in formed General Assembly Presi dent Nasrollah Entezam of Iran by letter that the council had been unable to agree on a nomi nee for the secretarygeneralship Under the UN charter the as sembly must elect the secretary general but the council must recommend the npminee The failure of the council to agree on a npminee immediately set up opposing camps of legal thought Argrue Rules One school argued that the charter requires the council tc recommend a secretarygenera for election in the same way tha it recommends applicants for membershipNo countiysfappli cation has eypr gone bef ore asemblywttliwirtcouncil approva and 9 have been blackballed from the organization by a Russian veto The international court of jus tice at the Hague asked for an advisory opinion on the member ship issue last year decided tha the assembly could not admit country unless the council had recommended that country for membership Many observers here argued that the ruling also would apply to a recommendation of a candidate to be secretarygeneral The opposing school contended that when the security council rec ommended Lie for the post in Lon don in 1946 it did not specify any term for his tenure which also is not specified inthe charter The as sembly set the term for only for Lie as the 1st secretary 5 years They argued that since the assembly had the sower to set Lies term at 5 years it also had the power to extend Jiat same term This apparently was the solu tion hoped for by the majority which approved Austins letter re porting to the assembly that the council had failed to agree American Cavalry Seizes Kumchon and Traps 8000 WESTERN WRITER DIES Portland Ore UR Ernest Haycox 51 one of the nations foremost western story writers died at his home Friday follow ing a long illness Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued mild Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 45 to 50 High Saturday 75 to 80 Continued fair and dry through Saturday High Satur day 76 to 82 Low Friday night 45 to 50 Winds becoming south erly 1015 M P H Saturday Further outlook Sunday in creasing cloudiness and warm Fiveday Iowa weather outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal Nor mal high 63 to 67 Normal low 40 to 44 Warm Saturday Turn ing cooler Sunday and Monday Warmer again Tuesday Cooler Wednesday Rainfall will aver age onetenth inch or less oc curring as scattered showers about Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy south and cloudy with showers north Friday night and Saturday Warmer south and eSst Friday night turning cooler north por tion Saturday Low Friday night 4248 High Saturday 6065 north 7075 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 66 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 44 AP Wirephoto FLEET SHELLS NORTH KOREAN units Friday continued shelling communications lines on the North Korean east coast concentrating on the centers of Chongjin Songjin and Tanchon On the fighting line north of the 38th parallel UN forces arrows moved north and west of Wonsan pushed north from Pyonggang and formed a pincers drive against Kumchon and Hanpo North Korean reinforcements open arrow moved1 toward that from the west v Still Speculate on Possible of Chinese Communists Entry By DEWITT MACKENZIE AF Foreign Affairs Analyst The continued drive of UN forces into North Korea in pursuil of the red Korean army of aggres sion is causing much speculation whether communist China is likely to intervene to save her ideological soul mate Thats a natural question for several reasons Chinas Manchur ia has a common frontier with North Korea and Peiping doesnt want any foreign power in control there Nehru Apprehensive Moreover Chinese Communist Premier Chou Enlai has broad cast a warning that China wont olerate any attack on her neigh ttiat may mean And Indian Prime Minister Nehru las declared there is danger of Chinese involvement if UN troops drive to the Manchurian border Well whats the answer Is this a correct appraisal and if so does he United Nations abandon its light and order UN Commander in Chief MacArthur to withdraw from battle The answer on all scores would seem to this column to be in the negative Of course theres always he danger of a major conflict de veloping when there is as much uggling of high explosive as is joing on in eastern Asia However Chinese intervention in Korea now would precipitate a big scale war and there is evidence that China definitely doesnt want that And why doesnt she want it Because she is too vulnerable Her mmediate fear must be the loss of her Manchurian industries through allied bombing The most important industrial area in all China lies in Man churia Its true that the Russians emoved huge quantities of ma chinery right after the world war jut there has rehabilitation been And considerable the bulk of Chinas heavy industry is in Man churia including her arsenals Perhaps of greater concern is the fact that the power for plants n a good part of Manchuria is developed in a huge hydraulic slant on the Yalu river Now the Yalu forms the western part of the order between North Korea and tfanchuria and this renders the ivdraulic development highly vul icrable to bombing by planes ased in Korea Immediate Danger Thai would be the immediate danger in case China precipitated major war However she has much more to worry about De pite her millions of troops she acks the resources to engage in a major war But wouldnt Russia rush to Chinas aid She might but I be ievc there would be no certainty f it Russia herself doesnt want o get involved in a major war at this juncture She might very well decide to let China fight it out by strategy which would allow the soviet to conserve her own resources while the western powers drew on theirs to wage war against sprawling China Of course China has been giving aid short of direct intervention in several cases She has for one thing been giving material sup port to the North Koreans She is giving powerful help to the com munist forces in French Indochina and has created a very serious sit uation for the French there Then there is the Tibetan situa tion For some time it has been reported that communist China was about to take over Tibet A late report had it that an invasion of the little state already had taken place but this was denied by the Chinese However even if Tibet were in vaded the event would be of mi nor importance as compared with direct intervention in Korea Service Board Ready to Draft Married Men Wichita Falls Wichita county Tex draft board threatened Friday to induct child less married men despite a pres idential order against drafting men with dependents Wade Starnes spokesman for the local board said married men between the ages of 19 and 26 with no children would be re classified to 1A Monday as el igible for immediate induction The action was necessary he said to fill the boards quotas Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey selective service director said in Washington that he was unable to explain the boards action since a presidential order against draft ing men with dependents is still in effect Hershey who said he knew of no other instances of draft boards reclassifying married men as 1A pointed out that the selective serv ice law does not specifically exempt married men from the draft However he said the law gives President Truman power to set ip regulations governing induc tions The president has issued a granting deferment 0 men with dependents placing them is class 3A 37 Warships Pour Shells Into Reds UN Fleet Shifts Bombardment to Enemy Supply Lines Tokyo S lit troops captured Kumchon J2 miles inside North Korea Fri day and split Into two column to close trap on an 8000 communists Australian and British riflemen nwyed the center of the fttait out the encircled enemy CALLED METROPOLITAN Washington Black Hawk county has been named the met area of Waterloo Iowa for use in publication of census data and other federal statistics on employment payrolls etc the budget bureau has announced By RELMAN MORIN Tokyo AP Thirtysev en bombarding South Korean ground and allied planes hacked away today at red Korean supply lines from soviet St beria on the blazing new northeastern coastal fighting front There was however no idence of an allied amphibious landing along the heavily bombarded coast But the South Korean in fantry madeit a 3 plyattack with an unexpected thrust captured Wonsan port owjhe Japan The Missouri whichfired 800000 pounds of shells in less than an hour in the open ing bombardment atCongjin Thursday swung south 100 tatles Friday and battered the rail highway town of Tan chon Destroyers and cruis ers continued the battering of Chongjin and hit Songjin and Sangpo nearby Planes aided in the attacks 130Mile Front Shattered Whether this was a prelude to a landing or a diversionary assault the result was shattering for red supply lines along a 130mile sea front The array of warships operating off the Korean east coast less than 120 miles from soviet Vladi vostok was the largest yet as sembled for operations in that area The ships included the U S heavy cruisers Helena Toledo and Rochester the Light Cruiser Wor cester the U S Aircraft Carriers Philippine Sea and Valley Forge the British Cruiser Ceylon the Australian Destroyer Warramunga and other American British Ca nadian and Australian ships Bridges Shelled Port facilities rail lines bridges or anything else that might help he North Korean army were the argets On the 130mile ground fight ing front American spearheads within 65 miles of Pyongyang the red capital met fierce resistance from communist troops To the south 3 U S first cavalry divi sion columns plus British and Australian troops moved from the south on Kumchon 75 miles southeast of Pyongyang Two other columns closed in from the east and west trying to snap shut a rap on some 20000 reds in and south of Kumchon Suspended General Reassigned to Head Air Training Wing Washington Maj Gen Orvil A Anderson suspended head of the air war college Fri day was assigned to an air train ing command wing Anderson was suspended Sept from the war college post at Montgomery Ala after he had talked publicly about the ad vantages and disadvantages of a preventive war against Eussia The air force announced that Anderson will be commander of the 3750th technical training wing it Shepard air force base Texas The command is now held by a brigadier general Emil C Kcil whoso new assignment was not announced Andersons suspension came after the general was quoted as saying in an interview that he was ready to bomb 5 Abomb nests in Russia if ordered
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