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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11G M IO R S VOL LVII Auoclitcd Prcu and United Prcu Full Lease Wirei Five MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 16 1950 This Paper Consists of Two Ont One Man Opinion A ConMDtmrr W EARL HALL Managing Editor But Freedom Isnt Free TN a very large number of Ameri can communities these days replicas of the giant Statue of Liberty on Bedloes island in the New York harbor are being erected Its a part of the Boy Scout crusade to strengthen the arm of liberty This effort to build a finer citizenship among the boys of our nation has for its symbol the orig inal Statue of Liberty Those be hind it believe that the crusade may help supply a satisfactory answer to the question Whither America Theres an old saying on this subject As the twig is bent so the tree is inclined Jack P Whitaker commissioner of the Kansas City Boy Scout area council is credited with being the man behind the Statue of Liberty idea It was in Kansas City just a little less than a vear 2 the first replica of the statue was dedicated Scouts Welcome Help Here it should be explained that although the idea was originated by the Boy Scouts of America there is nothing exclusive about it Any civicminded organization in a community is welcome to a part in making the dream come true In my own community for ex ample it was a partnership un dertaking The city provided a site in Central park and built the ped estal the Junior Chamber of Com merce financed the miniature bronze statue the Boy Scouts and the schools in a wide area par ticipated in the impressive un veiling Because I was honored with a part in the ceremony incident to the dedication I made a point of checking up on the heroic bronze figure which has looked down upon millions of newcomers to America since its unveiling just 66 years 28 1884 A Gift From the French Designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi the statue itself was the gift of the people of France It cost The pedestal cost Ing was contributed by the people of America Congress authorized placing the statue on Bedloes island Here are some in teresting facts about the statue Its total height pedestal and all is 305 feet 6 inches The figure itself is 151 feet 1 inch tall The right arm is 42 feet long the hand is 16 feet 5 inches the head 17 feet 3 inches by 10 feet Total weight is450000 pounds Forty persons can stand in the head 12 in the torch And what about the dimensions of the replica Its 8 feet 4 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the tip of the torch It is stamped out of sheet coppef in 47 different pieces and then brazed together In all particulars it is a faithful replica of the original The cost of the statue and plaque in case youre interested for your commu nity is 5300 Shed Have to Turn Around For many thousands of Ameri cans the first and only glimpse of the original statue came in con nection with the ocean trip to and from one of the two world wars Theres an amusing little story about one khakiclad youngster who stood at the rail of a transport entering New York harbor after the armistice saluted the statue and uttered this little gem My dear lady if you want to see me again youll have to about face The statue faces east he was headed west What the young soldier meant of course was that he had had enough of war enough of Europe enough of the world at large He was back in America never more to roam It was a wisecrack ob viously But behind it was a re flection of the symbolism built into that giant bronze figure in New York harbor and into the scores of replicas of it being erected throughout the country Freedom Symbolized In no other material object known to it be the Liberty bell in Philadelphia or the Declaration of Independence parchment in Congressional li the very essence of our way of life as notably compressed Down through the years mil lions of forebears of many of you listening today have viewed the Statue of Liberty and found in it a new faith and a new hope The torch held aloft has illuminated their lives But it xvould be a mistake to assume these benefits have been restricted to newcomers to our land Millions of nativeborn amongv let this torch of freedom rekindle their love of liberty Bringing Statue to Public Herein lies the real reason for this Boy Scout program which is bringing the Statue of Liberty replica to many American com munities The number now in cidentally is in excess of 100 Be cause millions of Americans will never be able to go to the original itatuc the statue is being brought to them Theres a a plausible hope it looking upon these Impressive replicas ot the famed of Liberty will servo to rc Continued on Fare 2 Allied Units Race for Red Capital AP Wirephoto DIVESTING HIMSELF OF PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRA Gov Thomas E Dewey removes his coat and vest the latter for the rest of the program before the Na tional Broadcasting companys Meet the Press televi sion show in New York Sunday at which he said flatly he would not run for president in 1952 and would back Gen Dwight D Eisenhower for the GOP nomination Dewey Drafts Eisenhower for Presidential Nomination New York Dwight D Eisenhower said Monday he was grateful for being proposed as a presidential candidate in 1952 but felt his duty was to re main as president of Columbia university His statement was guarded It did not appear to constitute a flat withdrawal of his name as a possible candidate The e e n e T a 1 said he was grateful and complimented by Dcweys endorsement but added As for myself my convic tions as to the place and methods through which I can best contribute to the cause of freedom have been often ex pressed They have not changed New York Thomas E Dewey called Sunday for Gen Dwight D Eisenhower as the re publican nominee for president in 1952 If I should be reelected gov ernor and have influence with the New York delegation I would recommend to them that they support General Eisenhower for president if he would accept the draft Dewey said Speaking here over the NBC television program Meet the Press Dewey again took himself out of a 3rd white house race in the most emphatic terms He praised Eisenhower as a very great world figure the presi dent of Columbia university one of the greatest soldiers in our his tory a fine educatora man who really understands the problems of the world Could Not Accept Dewey who is running for a 3rd term as governor after first denying he would be a candidate vas asked by Leo Egan of the New York Times if he might like wise change his mind on the presi dency in 1952 Dewey has said repeatedly he would not seek the 1952 nomination after his na tional defeats in 1944 and 1948 I will under no circumstances I can conceive of or that could possibly exist accept the nomina ion for president in 1952 he an iwered Sunday And I doubt if here is any possibility that the ituation would ever arise there after Dewey said he had not asked Eisenhower if he is willing to run sut said I have listened to some of his speeches and I certainly should think his philosophy would in accordance with my own Reporters descended on Eisen lowers university home but the general was in the midst of his 50th birthday celebration and sent word he could not meet them and nas no message relay Republican Overtones The general had repeatedly de nied presidential ambitions He spiked both republican and demo cratic booms for him in 1948 But since then several of his major speeches have had political sub apparently republican overtones Dowcys announcement which amplified and nailed down earlier remarks in praise of Eisenhower as a possible president brought generally restrained comment from other republican leaders Every republican has the privi lege of backing any candidate ho wishes for the nomination said National Republican Chairman Guy Gabrielson Our duty is to elect not select Stassen Approves Dewey Declaration Philadelphia E Stassen former governor of Min nesota said Monday that Gov Thomas E Dewey showed real statesmanship in his forthright declaration in supporting Gen Dwight D Eisenhower as repub lican candidatefor president I am pleased that he has taken this step said Stassen now presi dent of the University of Pennsyl vania I have wired him my com mendation I have long ago expressed and continue to have a very high re gard for General Eisenhower Steelworkers Open Pay Talk By UNITED PRESS The CIO United Steelworkers union opened wage negotiations Monday with the big U S Steel Corp in a move which may elim inate all threats of a strike in the vital steel industry for at least a year In another labor development Alaska was isolated from com mercial passenger steamship serv ice with the States because of a marine stewards unions objec tions to government loyalty screening CIO President Philip Murray who also heads the Steelworkers personally led the delegation of union representatives w h o laid their wage demands before U S Steel at Pittsburgh Negotiate Inimediately The contract talks actually were not scheduled to reopen until Nov 1 but the company agreed to be gin negotiations immediately in view of increased living costs Talks with other firms also are in progress but the U S Steel agree ment usually sets the industry widepattern The magazine Steel predicted that if the union is at all rea sonable an early wage settlement is likely because producers arent going to haggle too long over the amount of wage boosts and the union will be happy to settle for 15 cents an hour But it added that the companies prob ably will boost the price of steel S5 a ton to make up for the pay hike Repeated Delays The halt in passenger steamship service between Alaska and the states occurred when the Alaska Steamship company discontinued runs indefinitely because of re peated delays when stewards failed to sign aboard vessels on schedule The stewards union recently ousted from the C I O for fol lowing the communist line has objected to government loyalty tests imposed by the coast guard SAME muck mth In S4 heirs Significance ofWakeTalk a Puzzle No Hint of Far Reaching Decisions Made by President By ERNEST B VACCARO Honolulu President Tru man flew back to the mainland Monday to report on his meeting with General MacArthur on Wake island as world capitals still puzzled over the significance of that Pacific rendezvous The presidents plane Indepen dence left Hickam field Hono lulu for San Francisco at a m a m and the Dewdrop carrying his top ad visers departed 5 minutes later The flight to San Francisco re quires about 9 hours Aides said the president is de voting extraordinary time and care to the major foreign policy address he will make in San Fran cisco at p m Tuesday p m While he will preface his talk with a reference to his conference with General MacArthur on the barren far Pacific island as a move to help the far east find peace there has been no tion that the president will elab orate greatly on the Wake island statement The statement signed by the president and initialed by the United Nations supreme com mander followed their less than 3 hours talk Spend Hour Alone Actually the most important phase of it was the hour Mr Tru man and General MacArthur spent alone in the living room of a quonset hut before they went into conference with military and diplomatic advisers The statement gave no hint of any far reaching new decisions such as many had speculated might grow out of the spectacular 14000 mile round trip flight In fact one top white house policy adviser said Mr Truman primarily wanted to talk to Gen eral MacArthur face to face about far east problems and add all he had never seen the general and thought he should Mr Truman will complete the final draft of his Tuesday talk at the Fairmont hotel in San Fran cisco where he will spend Monday night He is leaving immediately after his talk so he can be back in the white house Wednesday morning Wants SpendingSupport Mr Truman was reported anx ious to build up strong American support for the spending neces sary to keep defense appropria tions moving after the Korean emergency ends and to rehabilitate and reconstruct Korea as an ex ample to all the far east that the United States and its associates want only peace and stability for the world That thought will underline not only his San Francisco talk but the one he will make to the United Nations general assembly in New York on Oct 24 Farmer Boasts of 13 Musical Cows Fennville Mich Ami Miller said Monday that he has 13 musical cows who gallop up to the barn to be milked when ever he blows his bugle but only one of em will dance When I blow my bugle and the herd comes home he said she runs all the way and wiggles her hips a little more than the others To further illustrate his point Miller said he put a radio in his barn just for the cows He said that dancing cow likes to sway with classical stuff but she stomps her hooves and moos whenever any jazz music comes on Sports Bulletins DYER QUITS CARDS St Louis Dyer who won the 1946 pennant and World Series with the St Louis Cardinals in his 1st big league season as manager resigned as Redbird pilot Monday Dyer announced he was quit tin the Cardinal organization after 28 years as a player and manager a press conference called by Owner Fred M Saigh Dyer said he was resigning because of the poor showing of the Cardinals who wound up in 5th place in the season recently ended There was no immediate indi cation of who would be named to succeed him but speculation has mentioned Rollie Hemsley manager of the Columbus Ohio American Association farm club and Johnny Keane pilot of the Rochester Red Wings as possi ble 1951 manager for the Cardi nals AP SMALL BUT General Douglas MacArthur and President Truman seen through the dustspattered rear window of a small sedan which served as the executive limousine are busy chatting as they drive away from the Wake island airstrip to their historical twohour meeting The sedan was small and weatherbeaten but still was the only machine of its type on the island and therefore became the executive limousine Thieves Take From Barons Store Thieves broke into Barons clothing store 6 S Federal some time between closing time Satur day night and Monday morning and took about They made entrance through a 2nd story window and broke into a steel cabinet removing the money from cigar boxes locked up in the cabi net Police said the thieves must have climbed to the roof of the Park Inn hotel or United Cigar store and across a small alleyway to reach the window There were no jimmy marks on the window No other items were taken Checks and small change in the cigar boxes and Comunity Chest donations were undisturbed About in the cash register in the shoe department was also left Police called the job a neat one and said there was very little dis order The window was left open by the thieves Iowa Liquor System Called Revenue Setup DCS Moincs State Liquor Commissioner George L Scott says Iowas liquor control system is nothing more than a revenue producing setup The commissioner in a state ment Saturday criticized Governor William S Beardsley and the law enforcement agencies for what he called failure to inforce the law prohibiting advertising by liquor suppliers He declared that the governors constant domination of the liquor control commission has eliminated the commissions pro tect the health welfare and safe ty of the people of Iowa His statement that the liquor control system is only a revenue producing setup he said is sub stantiated by the fact that the present markup on liquor is great er than at any time in the history of the commission The last in crease was ordered by Governor Beardsley he said Scott said Beardsley does not permit local representatives for liquor suppliers Yet there is noth ing in the statutes that specifical ly prohibits them The statutes do specically pro hibit advertising by liquor sup pliers Yet the governor and his enforcement agencies have not done anything to enforce this pro vision of the liquor control act Our governor could use his power to see that the laws on the statute books are enforced Every one knows that Iowa liquor laws are not enforced by the state and a number of local enforcement agencies North Iowa Soldiers Wounded in Action Washington h e defense department Monday announced the following casualties in the Ko rean area Killed in action Army Pfc John E Saunders Council Bluffs Wounded Army Cpl Kelly M Russell son of Joseph A Rus sell Iowa Falls Marine corps Pfc Gerald Block Guttcnberg Sgt Everett John Brown son of Mr and Mrs Ralph H Brown route 1 box 127 Algona Linnevold Funeral Tuesday Decorah services for Mrs Edith Linnevold 63 wife of State Senator William L Lin nevold will be held here Tuesday Corwith Youth Killed by Gun Weapon Discharged as Lad Ejects Shell Corvdtn gun which 3 boys were playing accidentally discharged Saturday f a t a M y wounding one Dead was Kenneth Roger Davis 11 son of Mr and Mrs Frank Davis of Corwith Hancock County Coroner Ken neth Boughton said the shooting was strictly accidental It took place on the Neil Hanson farm 5 miles southeast of Corwith The coroner said the other boys Larry Lein 10 and David Har old Hankins 10 told him the gun discharged as the boys were try ing to eject a shell Kenneth made no outcry but started to walk toward the house He dropped dead after he had walked about 100 feet the cor oner said UN Votes Down Russian Demand Lake Success econ omic and social council over whelmingly voted down Monday af Russian demand that defeated North Korea communists be given an equal voice with South Korea in the drafting of a United Na tions relief and rehabilitation pro gram for the wartorn country The council approved an Aus tralian proposal for establishment of a 7member fact finding body to study the scope of the prob lem Size of the relief task is not known UN delegations have ten atively estimated that between and would be needed for relief in the 1st year while the overall relief and re habilitation figure might reach 5250000000 LUTHER QUEEN CHOSEN Decorah Reque a junior from Redwood Falls Minn will reign as queen over home coming festivities which will be gin at Luther college Tuesday and reach a climax with the Luther Loras football game Saturday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Tuesday Slightly cooler Tues day Low Monday night 50 High Tuesday 70 Iowa Partly cloudy through Tues day Low Monday night 45 northwest 58 southeast High Tuesday 65 to 75 Further Out look Showers Wednesday with temperatures in the 70s Thurs day partly cloudy and cooler Minnesota Mostly fair Monday night becoming cloudy Tuesday with showers beginning extreme westby Tuesday evening Cool er Monday night warmer west portion Tuesday Low Monday night 3035 northwest near 45 southeast High Tuesday 5560 northwest 65 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Oct 16 Maximum 71 Minimum 58 At 8 a m 62 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 66 40 GlobeGazette weather statistics Tor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 70 Minimum 43 At 8 a m 50 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 30 DetroitClubber Is Charged With Murder Detroit Gillum Jr mildmannered tobacco salesman was charged with murder Monday after one of the 6 persons he bludgeoned during a drunken spree died at a hospital Doctors tried vainly to save the life of Mrs Dorothy Julien 47 yearold housewife who sufferec a skull fracture Gillum 26 year old tobacco salesman told police he hit Mrs Julien over the head with a sharp edged stapling machine after a drinking bout at a convention o candy and tobacco salesmen Crazy Drunk I dont know why I did it Gillum said Sometimes I ge crazy drunk and I guess that what happened thistime Gillum also said he rememberei striking 5other persons during a 60ininute orgy of beatings in i quiet middleclass neighborhood on Detroits northwest side A first police believed the attacks were the work of a maniac but a clue furnished by the brother of one of the victims led to Gillums arrest Identified by Button The trail of violence led to Gil lum after 13y e a rold Peter Friedman reported that he saw a lapel button bearing the words tobacco and candy on the at tackers coat Police traced the button to a convention in a down town hotel and learned that one of the salesmen attending lived in the neighborhood of the attacks They went to Gillums apart ment and found a bloodstained suit on the floor of his clothes closet then arrested him The other victims including an expectant mother were reported o u t of danger after receiving treatment for skull injuries They were Mrs Juliens 12yearold son Robert her mother Mrs Vi ola Baczewski 65 Mrs Kather ine Clacher 31 Mrs Blanche Camerone 65 and Norma Fried man 10 Government Wins Coastal Oil Land Washington federal government Monday finally won its 18month court fight for con trol of the TexasLouisiana coas tal waters and the vast oil de posits beneath them The U S supreme court set tled the issue by refusing to re consider the decision it handed doxvn last June when it ruled that the government not the states has paramount interest in the oil lands under the Gulf of Mexico bor dering on Texas and Louisiana The high court decision fol lowed closely along the lines of 1947 ruling which gave the fed eral government control of the submerged oil lands off the coast of California Tot Found Hanging by Chains of Swing Steinberger 4 son of Mr and Mrs Donald Stein berger narrowly escaped death Sunday when his neck became caught in the chains of a swing while he was playing in the park He was hanging suspended when other children found him called or help and released him He was taken to a doctor at Whittemore and was declared out of danger Monday DECREASE IN GRAPES Council Bluffs 50 per cent decrease in this years grape crop was reported Monday by the Council Bluffs Grape Growers as sociation Cold weather was chiefly responsible Pyongyang Threatened by 2 Armies Great Numbers of Prisoners Cornered by Advancing Troops By RELMAN MOWN Tokyo AP Two allied spearheads smashed Monday toward the flatland ap proaches of Pyongyang in an armored race for the red Ko capital The last major battle of the war may be close at hand There was a growing belief in Tokyo military circles war would end in a few weeks But a long moppingupperi od may follow Racing for the red capital were the U S 1st cavalry 1st into Manila in World war the South Korean 1st division 40 Miles Away The Americans battled through stubborn resistance Monday in 16mile thrust into Sohung 42 air miles and 60 highway miles southeast of Pyongyang On a parallel secondary road 20 miles north ofSohung the South Ko reans paced by American tanks reached Suan 40 air miles south east of the communist capital Both forces were thrusting through North Koreas moun tain backbone which shields Pyongyang on the south and east But it was a torn and dented shield Field reports indicated the red remnants were crumb ling rapidly Resistance v w a i fierce in spots but sporadic AP Correspondent Jack Mac Beth with the South Kbrearis said they broke into a run ior Pyongyang American tanks led their thrusting column Situs of Crumbling I There were igns the red Korean army s crunibllrfs rapidly But large units still under tlje firm control of commissar type officers resisted fiercely at some points j Military circles in Tokyofreely predicted the war will be over in a few weeks They expect major fighting to end with the fall of Pyongyang However a campaign to mop up red army fragments probably will drag throughout the winter The high mark of the allied drive northward is expected to be the chase of fleeing red troops toward the explosive Manchurian and Siberian borders While the four allied columns drove toward Pyongyang General MacArthur had ample additippal troops to throw at the faltering reds wherever he chose to hit them Gets the Signal Speculation was rife that Mac Arthur back from his historic Wake island conference Sunday with Eresident Truman had the signal to throw everything at the remaining reds Prisoners in large numbers were gathered by the advancing troops The total now held by United Na tions forces mounted to 65000 Some taken from the Korean 19th division estimated that 20 per cent of their original number had deserted before going into battle See Shift to West Europe from Korea Washington Truman and Douglas MacArthur apparently have agreed on plans for shifting the bulk of American military power from the far east to western Europe immediately after the United Nations victory in Korea is completed That is one of the future lines of action clearly indicated by the presidents statement on the Wake island conference this weekend MacArthur initialed the document thereby lending his backing to it Along with the emphasis on get ting United States forces out of Korea there appeared heavy stress on United Nations action as dis tinguished from moves by this country on its own on problems of the western Pacific This may provide the clue to the main point of the TrumanMac Arthur discussion over the high ly controversial question of the future Formosa For if President Truman followed the line which has been laid down by his advisers here he undoubtedly told MacAr thur that the United States intends to seek a peaceful settlement of the Formosan issue through the United Nations does not intend to involve United States forces any more deeply in defense of the is land and will rely on United Na tions protection to dissuade the Chinese reds from trying to take Formosa by force There was no immediate clue to just how close together the Cerees were on this point though their statement referred to the