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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NtWSPAPIR THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 IS H 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LVII Associated Press United Press Full LCIIK Wirei Centi Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 14 1950 Tills Paper Consists of Two Credit Curbs Affect Many Small Items Auto Purchase Controls as Stiff as in World War II By CHARLES MOLONY Washington Considerably tougher credit terms become ef fective Monday on installment purchases automobiles furni ture television sets and other ma jor household appliances And theyll hit a vastly greater volume of purchases by apply ing to items costing as little as 550 Curbs applied less than a month ago touched nothing un der The new tightening up order issued Friday night by the fed eral reserve board set terms on automobile sales as stiff as any applied during World war II New and used cars are affected equally 21 to 15 Months The payoff limit will be cut from 21 to 15 months with the cash downpayment remaining one third That will boost monthly installment payments on an 800 car from to ex cluding carrying charges The minimum down payment on television sets radios and oth er appliances will be hiked from 15 to 25 per cent and the payoff time cut from 18 months to 15 On a television set the down payment will be at least in place of the present minimum Monthly payments will be instead of exclud ing carrying charges Other appliances affected Re frigerators food freezers stoves ranges dishwashers i r o n e rs washing machines clothes driers sewing machines vacuum cleaners air conditioners and dehumidifiers phonographs and radios Higher Down Payments The down payment on furniture and rugs will rise from 10 to 15 per cent and the payoff limit will shrink from 18 months to 15 The down payment on a sofa will be S30 instead of Installment loans for buying controlled goods will have to be repayed at the rate required for payment of the goods themselves Installment loans for purchase of uncontrolled goods will have to be paid off in 15 months instead of the 18 months allowed before In tightening up on the terms it ordered initially on Sept 18 the board said it did so because of upward pressures on prices Both moves were aimed at check ing inflation and saving materials for defense A new protest was expected from retail dealers who only Thursday complained that the Sept 18 terms had hurt sales par ticularly of used cars and furni ture Maury LNee Washington D C furniture dealer said national retail associations had petitioned the reserve board only this week to defer a tightening up until ef fects of the 1st order could be seen more clearly Fridays order gave merchants and consumers a single business day advance warning on the new curbs The 10day advance notice last month set off a mild buying rush to beat the controls Hint Further Crackdown Pointing out that the board also had tightened up on home mort gage credit this week Chairman Thomas B McCabe hinted at still further crackdowns on credit terms In announcing Friday nights order he referred to continuing growth of bank credit This re newed speculation that the board will soon raise the reserve re quirements of its member banks thereby freezing some S2500000 000 they might otherwise lend McCabe said the credit tighten ing would help maintain the pur chasing power of the dollar which a reserve board member Marriner S Eccles said Thursday has shrunk to 58 cents Detroit Protests New Credit Controls Detroit Mich na tions automobile dealers protested loud and long Saturday about the new credit controls which they predicted would drive many deal ers completely out of business Although they didnt use the word doublecross it was clear that most industry leaders be lieved they were treated very un fairly by government officials who issued stricter credit regulations without warning Late Invitation Auto industry officials said they had been invited to a meeting in Washington Monday to discuss the problem of credit controls They said they believed they were to bo consultcd before any new credit clamps were issued The new controls require one third down payments on new and used autos with only 15 months to pay the balance We knew lighter installment purchasing controls were being considered a top spokesman said GlobeGazette photo by Sorlicn KEY TO THE key to Mason City was given to Mrs George A Egnational VFW auxiliary president by C W Hamblin city engineer when she and other national VFW figures arrived at the Mason City Municipal airport for the Iowa VFW powwow in Mason City Pictured left to right are Arnold Tilton local post chaplain Mrs Ed Pearson local auxiliary president Walt Rose powwow chairman Omar B Ketchum national legislative representative Mrs Angal Snelson state VFW auxiliary president Mrs Ilg Worth Karns state VFW commander Frank C Hilton national VFW vice com mander Hamblin and Dr Herbert Opsahl chairman of the welcoming committee Yugoslavia May Release Archbishop Belgrade Yugoslavia Yugoslavia handed out a broad Sint Saturday that it would like j to release Roman Catholic Arch I bishop Alojzijc Stepinac from prison if and when he promises to leave the country The government through its of ficial news agency Tanjug took the unusual step of denying that it had denied stories published abroad saying the government was ready to free Stepinac if he agreed to get out of Yugoslavia Not Interested Vatican sources said Oct 9 that the prelate was not interested in obtaining his release on such terms They said he had long ago refused to accept banishment as a condition of his freedom Archbishop Stepinac was sen tenced in 1947 to 18 years im prisonment on charges of aiding the Ustachi an organization which Marshal Titos partisans claimed worked with the enemy during Yugoslavias wartime fight for liberation Konni Zilliacus a leftist former member of the British parliament told reporters on Oct 9 that the Yugoslav government was willing to reprieve the archbishop at once if he leaves the country Zilliacus was quoted as saying Archbishop be freed if the Vatican agreed to transfer him elsewhere Guest of Tito That statement was made upon Zilliacus return to England about 10 days ago It was made against the background of his stay here for about 6 weeks at least half of which he spent in close association with Tito and other top ranking members of the Yugoslav govern ment For 3 weeks he was the guest of Tito at the Yugoslav chiefs summer resort island Broni and in his villa in the summer re sort at Bled but the worst we thought wed get was 18 months Don Homer one of Detroits biggest Chevrolet dealers said I guess onethird of our cus tomers will be priced right out the market under a 15rnonth Other sellers of popularpriced cars agreed but it was the deal ers in the bracket who screamed loudest when the credit curbs were announced Out of Business One Detroit Hudson dealer had only one thing to say Were out of business A KaiscrFrazcr dealer who said he thought the time limit might be cut to 18 months said This is prohibitive It can put us out of business 18 months would have been bad enough but 15 months will ruin us The United Press conducted a 15city survey earlier this week which showed that new and used car merchants said they had been hurt by other credit curbs al ready issued Used car salesmen reported their business went down as much as 75 per cent Sept 18 when regulation W went into effect in creasing down payments to one third and leaving only 21 months to pay VFW Asks Publicity on Deferments A resolution calling uponse lective service boards to publish names of any person of draft age granted deferments and giving the reason for them was passed by the V F W Iowa department council of administration at the state powwow in Mason City Saturday The resolution which had the indorsement of most of the dis tricts in the state had its origin in the Charles City post It now goes to the department judge ad vocate to the department legis lative committee and then to the national legislative committee for action Ask Benefits Another resolution was passed resolving we petition con gress and the veterans administra tion with legislation whereby vet erans will be granted additional or original benefits under public laws 346 and 16 GI bills for time spent in active duty in this un declared war in Korea regardless of field of duty whether stateside or overseas An enthusiastic group of ap proximately 75 persons at tne Mason City Municipal airport Friday afternoon welcomed na tional VFW officers arriving for the powwow Saturday and Sun day Behind a police escort the cara van brought the visiting notables to the Hotel Hanford Local dis trict and state officers of the V F W and the auxiliary made up the bulk of the party All declared that they were set for a big two days of powwowing The honorees were Mrs George A Ilg Edgewood R I national V F W auxiliary president Frank C Hilton Wyomissing Pa national senior vice commander and Omar C Ketchum Washing ton D C national legislative rep resentative All were scheduled as featured speakers at the state powwow Key to the City A kev to Mason City was pre sented to Mrs Ilg by C WHamb lin city engineer representing Mayor H E Bruce Mrs Ilg also received a spray of Iowa corn from the Iowa auxiliary Dr Herbert Opsahl Decprah headed the welcoming committee Worth Karns Ames Iowa com mander and Mrs Angal Snelson Iowa auxiliary department pres ident were a part of the welcom ing group Other powwow leaders in the group included Walt Rose Charles City general chairman of the pow wow Mrs Ed Pearson local auxiliary prcsfdent and Arnold Tilton chaplain of the local post Joint Session Sunday Highlighting feature of the state powwow will be the Sunday morning joint session of the auxiliary and VFW in the post club house The 3 national figures are scheduled to speak at that meeting The annual banquet is planned for 6 p m Saturday at the VFW club house General headquarters for the powwow are at the Hotel Hanford RUNS OFF WITH MINISTER Fremont Neb married minister said Saturday he ran off with a pretty 16yeaiold mem ber of his congregation New Lie Term Is Assured by UN Action By BRUCE W Lake Success N Y tension of Trygve Lies term as secretarygeneral of the Unitec for another ful 5 assured Satur day Nomination of Lie for re election to the UNs top office wa vetoed by Russia in the security council on Thursday But his ex ponents argued thatinasmuch as his originalterm Ssras set at years by the general assembly the 60 nation town meeting of the world could extend that term without the formality of a recom mendation from the 11nation council It was argued that the original security council recom mendation of Lie held good until the council recommended some one to replace him The United States and Britain were understood to be strongly in favor of extending Lies term Al though initial plans had called for an extension of one or two years the burly Norwegian who was elected as a compromise candidate in 1946 was said to have insisted on 3 or preferably 5 years One source said the U S was hopeful of gaining a full 5year extension for Lie despite Russias opposition Preliminary estimates were that the west would muster approximately 45 more than the required twothirds ma extend Lies term If the assembly takes this ac tion Russias only recourse will be to appeal to the international court of justice at the Hague for an advisory opinion on whether it is legal Shell Rock Soldier Missing in Korea Shell Rock Pfc Raymond M Rindels son of Simon Rindels is reported missing in action in Ko rea it has been learned Weather Report FORECAST MasonCity Fair Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturda night near 40 High Sunday in mid60s Fair Saturday night anc Sunday Cooler Saturday night and Sunday Lows Saturday night 40 to 45 Highs Sunday 60 to 65 north 65 to 70 south Further outlook generally fail Monday and Tuesday except for widely scattered showers in the northeast portion Monday Temperatures slightly below normal Minnesota Cloudy with scattered showers Saturday night Sundaj partly cloudy Little change in temperature Low Saturday night 3540 High Sunday 5460 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum fifi Minimum 39 At 8 a m 46 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 49 UN Troops Move Within 55 Miles of Red Capital Hunt Madman Attacker of 6 in Detroit Detroit reportedly dan gerous inmate from a mental in stitution was sought Saturday for questioning in the fiendish attacks on 6 persons here Friday night Inspector George Kimball of the homicide squad said a pickup or der had been sent out for James Allen 26 who he said escaped Friday afternoon from St Josephs retreat in Dearborn Kimball said Dearborn police described the man as dangerous Allen he said fitted the de scription given by the 1st victim in a series of savage attacks with a metal club on women and chil dren Six 4 women and a boy and a hos pitalized Five of the group were reported in serious condition from skull fractures The terror was on Detroits northwest side in an outlying resi dential neighborhood of the 8 mile road and Livernois district Police mobilized for a manhunt Top detectives of the holdup and special investigation squads joined with plainclothes men and police men Asylums Checked At the same time mental insti tutions were checked to learn if a dangerous inmate had escaped All the attacks were made be fore midnight All the victims were at home or on their way home Three were members of a fam ily group who were attacked at their home The others were as saulted at their homes or on the street Descriptions of the assailant police said gave reason to believe the same tall man in a grey coat was involved in all the assaults From reports of the victims the man possibly was armed with a pipe wrench or a similar instru ment There was a question whether robbery was the motive in any instance All the attacks took place in the area bounded by McNichols Eight Mile Southfield and Livernois roads and within two hours time Mt Carmel Mercy hospital re ported that 3 of the Mrs Dorothy Julian 47 her son Robert 12 and her mother Mrs Viola Brezeski de pressed skull fractures The Julian home was believed the 1st to be invaded In other attacks 10 year old Norma Friedman was beaten in her bedroom and Mrs Katherine Clacher 31 and Mrs Blanche Cameron 65 were slugged on the street at or near their homes Mrs Clacher who suffered a possible skull fracture is the mother of 7 children and is ex pecting an 8th child The invader entered the Julian home while the husband and fa ther Harold was at work Mother Screams The son Robert told a fright ening story at the hospital He said he was asleep and was awakened by screams from his mother Mrs Julian was waiting up for her husbands return Robert said he ran into the liv ing room and saw his mother ly ing on the floor and a man stand ing over her The boy said the man ordered him Get back into the bedroom youre just dreaming this and then struck him Robert told police the man ap peared to be between 30 and 35 years old From each of the series of at tacks came an account of horror Normas parents were at church when a stranger broke a window and entered the house He went upstairs and Norma said he seized her by her pajama trousers and when she screamed struck her with a shiny piece of metal Then he fled Youth Breaks Out of New Hampton Jail New Hampton were looking Saturday for a youth who bent a plate on the door and escaped from the juvenile ward of the Chickasaw county jail Sheriff Kenneth J Daly said the escaped youth was Charles H Smothers 19 of Lenox Tenn who was being held on a larceny charge He was arrested Thursday in Emporia Kans Authorities be lieved Smothers hitchhiked out of town City Falls as Yanks Stab 8 Miles More 9 Enemy Tanks Knocked Out on Road to Pyongyang U S 8th Army Headquar ters Korea The South Ko rean 1st division Saturday moved within 55 mllei of Pyo capital red Korea StATUtt MKB AP Wirephoto PINCERS TRAP 20000 allied pincers drive north of Seoul Saturday moved into Hanpo and approached Namchonjon as an estimated 20000 red troops were trapped in the vicinity of captured Kumchon In the Won san sector South Korean forces advanced north and west from the city On the east coast recent British commando raids were reported to have been made at Kyongsong and near Songjin Arrows indicate major drives TrumanMacArthur Far East Policy Talks Begin on Wake M M Wake Island con ference of President Truman and GeneralMacArthur beean shortly after dawn Sunday in the pink concrete office building on the southeast tip of this tiny island The president is accompanied by his top military and civilian ad visers The general took only a few aides and John J Muccio U S ambassador to embattled Korea It will be an historic 1st meet ing of the two men on that barren coral reef so gallantly defended early in the Pacific war by a small band of U S marines But its likely to have a common folksy touch too Cob Pipe Along MacArthur had his corncob pipe with him as usual The general didnt leave a long list of instructions with his Tokyo staff for carrying on the final stages of the Korean war or for the complex duties of the Japa nese occupation He asked only Be sure and flash me the re sults of the ArmyMichigan foot ball game But MacArthurs concern with the problems of Asia in general and Japan and Korea in partic ular was known in all the worlds capitals Hence the worlds eyes were focused on the meeting Before leaving Honolulu Mr Truman expressed confidence that another war is not inevitable It was expected that he and MacAr thur would seek to convince Asia of most of the worlds peo the United States wishes only its peace and wellbeing The president plans to return to Honolulu Sunday The president boarded his plane more than two hours before de parture His advisors left Hickam field aboard the Constellation Dewdrop They were joined here by Adm Arthur W Radford Pacific fleet commander One Naval Officer The admiral was the only naval officer in the group A fleet spokesman said Radford was in vited to attend when plans for the conference 1st were made A PanAmerican stratocruiser carrying reporters and secret service men left for Wake about 3 hours before the Independence took off In Mr Trumans party are Gen Omar Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Secretary of the Army Frank Page Ambassa cloratLarge Phillip C Jessup W Avcrell Harriman special pres idential assistant for foreign af fairs Dean Rusk assistant secre tary of state for the far east and Charles S Murphy the presidents principal speech writer With General MacArthur are Muccio and Brig Gen Courtney Whitney head of MacArthurs government section for the Japan ese occupation Pausing Friday at Hickam Field Mr Truman told a luncheon group of officers and others I am not one of those who thinks that another war is inevit able I am just as sure as I stand here that the people behind the iron curtain are just as anxious for peace as I am I am just as sure as Istand here that if the truth be gotten to these people there would be peace in the world and we are going to get the truth to those people and we wont have to do it with guns I am sure MacArthur Warned of Korean Attack Tokyo General MacAr thurs intelligence chief said Sat urday that he advised the armj department in Washington las March 10 of a report that the peoples communist army wi invade South Korea in June The invasion began June 25 It was the 2nd such report Ma Gen Charles A Willoughby toll the Associated Press In Washington an army spokes man declined Saturday to discus the statement The army spokesman was askec at the daily briefing for Pentagoi reporters whether such a warning had been received at the Penta gon I cant discuss that the spokes man said Who can a reporter asked Nobody can the spokesman replied Northwest Airliner Crash Fatal to 5 Almclund Minn North west Airlines Martin 202 pas senger plane crashed on the out skirts of Almelund Friday kill ing 5 of the 6 persons aboard The 6th passenger on the plane was seriously hurt He was taken to the St Croix hospital at St Croix Falls Wis SAME Black flat means trnfrio death In past 24 hours Tokyo AP American roops seized Kumchon Sat urday in a roaring battle on he southeastern approaches of Pyongyang the Korean communist capital It rammed a steel lid over an estimated 20000 trapped reds On both the east and west oasts of central Koreas nar row waist allied carrier planes raked fast disappear ing red targets But there was no further word on the big task group led by the Battleship Missouri which smash ed supply lines from Soviet Si beria on Koreas east coast Thurs day and Friday Apply Steel Cork Except for the U S 1st cavalry divisions capture of Kumchone the steel cork on communists bottled up southwest of Pyong yang there was a drought in re ports of ground action But there seemed no question that the Korean war was in its final phases General MacArthur f lew from ttiis anese capital to bis rendezvotw with President Truman j at Wake scene of a gallant stand by asmall band of U S marines early in the Pacific war The president and United Na tions commander are expected to discuss implementation of the UN directive for a unified inde pendent Korea and the problems of containing communism in the rest of Asia At Honolulu Mr Truman ex pressed confidence that a general war is not inevitable Smash at Hanpo Shortly before MacArthurs plane landed at Wake Maj Gen Hobart R Gay of the 1st cavalry announced the capture of Kum chon a communications center 11 miles north of parallel 38 One of the cavalry spearheads smash ed 8 miles north of Kumchonto Hanpo 65 miles from the red capital Kumchon is 70 air miles south east of Pyongyang The trap is closed said Gay They will not get out any tanks guns or vehicles Gay expressed surprise at the number of tanks the reds pro duced for the battle on 3 sides of Kumchon Nine were knocked out Several days ago in com menting that these cookies are beaten Gay said the reds had only small arms mortars and land mines At Hanpo the Avere astride the reds main escape route to the north But Gay con ceded that some enemy soldiers might slip out of the trap It didnt seem likely that too many would get out The South Korean 1st division was driving northward on the American right flank and was 4i miles northeast of Kumchon A captured red lieutenant said the North Koreans were trying to fall back on Namchonjim 13 air miles northwest of Kumchon Heading that way was another 1st cavalry division spearhead on the left flank of the troopers who captured Hanpo The cavalrymen were support ed by British and Australian troops Allied fighters and bomb ers roared over the reds ahead of the spearheads A spokesman said they may have bagged two of the 9 destroyed red tanks Troops Praised General Gay heartily praised his troops He said the 1st cav alry divisions breakthrough from the old Pusan beachhead in southeast Korea in midSeptem ber to Kumchon was the most rapid advance ever made in the history of American arms MacArthurs spokesman said that although Kumchon is in al lied hands some fighting is iag ing south and southeast of the city counterattacks by commu nists in regimental strength were rolled back 1 3 4 FINAL 3 4 FINAL Iowa Wisconsin Army Michigan V I 3 4 FINAL 1 3 4 FINAL 1 2 3 4 FINAL Northwestern Minnesota Indiana Ohio State Princeton Navy   

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