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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THC HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS N 11 G H 0 ft S HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CITY DAYS October 19 20 21 VOL LVII MASON CITV IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER If 1950 Com ot Nfc Agreement on Formosa Is Seen Bur Policy Reached by Truman MacArthur Remains Unanswered By JOHN M HICHTOWER Washington repor that President Truman and Gen Douglas MacArthur have reachec agreement on the Formosa issue opened anew Thursday the ques tion of what exactly are Ameri can aims for the future of that strategic island The heart of the question is To what extent will the United States try to keep Formosa now held by the Chinese nationalists from falling into the hands of the Chinese communists Up to the time of the Truman MacArthur conference on Wake island last Sunday there was con siderable evidence that the two men did not see eye to eye Mac Arthur clearly favored a deter mined policy to keep Formosa per manently out of communist con trol Mr Truman favored neu tralizing the island during the Korean war and thereafter set tling its status peacefully through the United Nations No Gift to Chinese The key to the reported agree ment may be this Although he seeks a peaceful solution in ac cord with other friendly nations the president may have no inten tion of letting that solution take the form of handing Formosa over to the Chinese reds That is the reported agreement may have taken the form of an assurance by Mr Truman to Mac Arthur that his policies develop ing within the UN are aimed at permanently neutralizing the island High Pentagon officials who re ported anonymously Wednesday that the two men had agreed on the Formosa issue did not say how or in what degree the differences as they formerly appeared on the record had been resolved These officials stipulated that they not be named This brought a prompt protest from Senator Knowland RCal about Sec ond hand leaks In a statement distributed by the republican na tional committee Knowland said These partial facts may or may not express accurately the Under standing about Formosa Demands Full Text He demanded that the full text of the anonymous news conference notes be cabled to MacArthur pre sumably for checking against his understanding In Tokyo informed sources said MacArthur has not altered his views They said Formosa was not involved in any policy discussions at Wake General MacArthurs view of the islands importance to Ameri can security in the Pacific was stated in his famous suppressed message to the Veterans of For eign Wars meeting in Chicago Aug 28 MacArthur withdrew that message on orders from the presi dent but it was published any way since it already had been distributed The import of this statement was that MacArthur considered it es sential to keep Formosa in friend ly hands otherwise the whole U S defense line would be gravely endangered Mr Trumans most recent public action on the issue was taken Aug 27 when he wrote his ambassador at the United Nations Warren R Austin indorsing Austins recom mendation that the UN security council study the Formosa prob lem Haze Cause of 3Plane Crash Washington air force Thursday quoted 2nd Lt Luther C Barcus pilot who survived a crash of 3 F86 fighters as saying the pilots misjudged altitude in a haze and flew into a body of water in tight formation Barcus plane bounced from the water he was quoted as say ing but the two others went under Barcus managed to bellyland his damaged plane in a farm field and he escaped with a fractured leg and cuts The cause of the triple disaster about a m CST Wednes day had been a complete mystery until Barcus gave his account at the Quantito Va marine base hospital He was taken there after climbing from the wreckage of his plane which hit near Nokesville Va about 35 miles northwest of Washington sum Cur GlobeGazette photo by Musser CUT Bistline used sharp scissors to make good the advertisement for Greater Mason City Days Thursday Friday and Saturday Or are those cloth buttons Bistline had to have a little help from the pho tographer but there is nothing faked about the hundreds of bargains advertised by Mason Citys merchants Lehman Letter Defending Hiss Is Turned Up New York letter turned up Thursday in which Senator Herbert H Lehman New York democrat seeking reelection ex pressed sympathy for Alger Hiss and defended him against unfair accusations The letter published in the New York WorldTelegram and Sun srought from Lehman the reply that he had no apology to make since it has been written before liss indictment and conviction on a perjury charge The letter was dated Aug 6 1948 The former state department official was convicted of perjury ast Jan 21 after hs denied slip ping secret government documents o a prewar Russian spy ring Sentenced to 5 years imprison ment Hiss is on bail pending ap peal to higher courts The Lehman letter defended liss against what he called the unfair accusations made against lim by Whittaker Chambers con fessed former courier for the oviet spy apparatus Chambers appearing at that time before the louse unAmerican activities com mittee named Hiss and others as members of the spy ring Lehmans letter to Hiss read Just a line to tell yrou how much I sympathize with you in the lifficult position you unfortunate y have been placed I want you o know that I have complete con idence in your loyalty and that n common with your many other riends I know that under no onceivable circumstances could fail to safeguard the interests if your country Your statement yesterday be ore the committee wasforthright jid complete and I hope that denial will catch up with the unfair accusations that have been made You have been very badly SAME DATE 1949432 mcins J S Admits on Soviet 7rontier Mistake Lake Success United States informed the United Na tions Thursday that two Ameri can planes in1 the Korean area ac cidentally violated the soviet frontier on Oct 8 and offered to pay any damages suffered by the Russians Chief US Delegate Warren R Austin forwarded to Secretary General Trygve Lie a report from Gen MacArthurs command on the incident In his letter to Lie Austin said two U S jet planes made an un intentional attack on soviet air craft on an airfield in the vicin ity of Sikhya Rechka Consider Ban on Building NPA Discusses Barring of Amusement Spots Washington force ful objections from the building industry the government Thurs day considered an emergency ban on the construction of race tracks dance halls bowling al leys and other amusement spots New moving picture theaters and night clubs might also be in cluded but officials of the na tional production authority said the scope of the proposed order remains to be worked out Its aim is to save materials for mu nitions The move would be a stiff blow to the already tottering building boom Severe limitations on pri vate real estate credit and fed eral financingwere im posed last week and a limitation on commercial construction stores and of fice expected to fol low Record Loans Still another slap at credit ex pansion in the form of a federal reserve board order tightening bank reserve requirements be came more likely The board Wednesday reported that bank loans to business houses hit an other record high last week An order requiring banks to set aside more funds in reserve would limit the bank funds avail able for lending Business loans last week the board said in creased by 3227000000 to a total Of The proposed building ban was unfolded Wednesday to a score of leaders in the building real estate materials and related in dustries They fought the idea vigorously and urged instead that the industry be allowed to under take its own conservation cam paign Save Materials The industry group argued that the real estate credit move will freeze huge quantities of ma terials Some of them estimated that residential construction will slump from this years record of 1300000 homes started to a total of only 600000 or even 400000 in 1951 This also wil produce great savings of materials now being used up in the equipping and furnishing of new dwellings the industry spokesmen argued Fi nally they asserted the govern ment should sharply curtail its own nondefense building as well as that of states and cities Hoover Speaks on Foreign Policy New York Presi dent Herbert Hoover will discuss the nations foreign policy at p m CST Thursday night on a coasttocoast broadcast of the Columbia Broadcasting System Hoover will speak for half an hour on the program One Nation Indivisible Ottumwa Man Pleads Guilty in Killing Ottumwa Allison 40 yearold greenhouse worker pleaded guilty in police court Thursday to a charge he strangled his wife He told authorities lie killed her because she nagged at me for staying out late at night In entering his plea of guilty to a charge of 1st degree murder Allison told Police Judge Lowell Wharton he didnt want a lawyer He was held to district court with out bond County Attorney Sam Erhardt said Allison had admitted orally he choked his wife to death when he lost his temper after she nagged him during breakfast Wednesday Erhardt quoted Allison as say ing the slaying occurred on the bed after Mrs Allison complained of a headache and laid down to rest after breakfast Erhardt said that when Allison was questioned about his 23year old stepdaughters accusation that he raped her the accused man ad mitted intimacy but denied he made a criminal attack The stepdaughter told au thorities Allison attacked her after taking her from her own home to the Allison home and threaten ing to kill her Allison was arrested south of Albia Wednesday about 6 hours after the body of his wife Nettie 44 was found stuffed in a bed room closet After lengthy ques tioning at Albia he was removed to Ottumwa The county attorney said that after Mrs Allison had been killed Allison went to the home of Mrs Allisons daughter Mrs Thelma Wilt He threatened to kill her Erhardt said and then raped her Allison surrendered quietly to officers manning a road block Wednesday afternoon on the highway south of Albia Im the man you want he told officers as he stepped from his car I wont give you any trouble He said he had gone to Center ville from Ottumwa and spent several hours in beer parlors and at the courthouse Later he called his sister in Ottumwa and when she urged him to return he said he started back to Ottumwa Boy Killed on Barton R Holland 12year old son of Mr and Mrs Clifford B Holland route 4 Mason City was killed late Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on high way 65 north of MasonCity Driver of the car was Burton Halland 33 St Cloud Minn He told officers that the boy appeared about to make a right turn as the car approached but then fell to the left into the pathway of the car Both were going north ward The boy lay only 15 feet north of thepoint of impact His bi cycle had only a dented rear fen der and the car a broken head light He was born Jan 17 1938 in Mason City attended the Monroe junior high school and was a member of the Lime Creek 4H club He was baptized in the Lu theran church Surviving are his parents a Drother Bruce Holland Mason Zity and grandfathers Waiter J Maytham Mason City and Stan ford B Holland Echo Minn Funeral services will be held at he Major Memorial chapel at 2 p m Saturday with the Rev Alvin N Rogness pastor of Trin ity Lutheran church officiating The Major funeral home in charge UN Troops Take Most of Capital Thousands Quit Allies Meet Little Opposition PYONGYANG BARTON R HOLLAND AP Wlrephoto ALLIES ENTER advance into the North Korean capi tal of Pyongyang by American and South Korean forces Thursday Spearheads entering the city met at one point as other units branchedout through the lightlydefendedcapital U S Oil Went to Red China Washington commerce department official testified Thursday that a considerable portion of a 24000drum oil shipment went to communist China from Japan after the Ko rean war started last June The testimony came from Ed ward Guinane assistant chief of the investigation staff of the de partments office of international trade He appeared before a senate subcommittee which is investi gating reports that some Amer ican ships have been hauling strategic materials to red China The subcommittee is particularly interested in learning how tight ly U S export regulations have been enforced since the commu nist invasion of South Korea Chairman OConnor DMd of the subcommittee commented during the hearing that our in formation is that about 13000 drums actually went to commu nist China as late as August of this year FALANGISTS BARRED Washington state de partment disclosed Thursday that members of Generalissimo Fran cisco Francos Spanish Falange party have been barred from en try into the United States under the new antisubversive law North Koreans Learn Tod Late British Not Russian Reinforcements By PETER WEBB With lie British at Sari won Korea mortar platoon of the colorful Argyll and Suther 1 a n d Highlanders slaughtered scores of enemy troops in the darkened streets of Sariwon Tups day night in one of the most in credible actions of the Korean war The platoon had just returned from a patrol north of the town and the North Koreans mistook the Britishers for Russian rein forcements The enemy troops cheered slapped the Highlanders on the back and called them com rade Then hell broke loose Firing at point blank range from be hind Breri sun carriers door ways and two U S Sherman tanks the British troops mowed down the unsuspecting North Koreans like a glint scythe in a when field After a rain of bul lets the streets and sidewalks were strewn with dead commu nists Sgt Herbert Clarke of Man chester said when the platoon en tered the town at dusk the North Korean troops rushed up shout ing Russky Russky They slapped us on the back and nearly shook our arms out the sockets he said They gave us Korean cigarets and tore off their cap badges to press into our hands We thought at first they must be some kind of home guard but when we looked and saw the red star badges we nearly passed out Sgt Jack Lockridge of Black pool said he asked an officer to give him his rifle and he looked at me a bit queer One of their officers finally took a look at our Bren carriers and Sherman tanks Lock said He slid off quickly and had a word with his men who started to move away from us down the street Then we let them have it Dewey Plays Down Hartley Letter Episode as Regular By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bringing up thename of Frank lin D Roosevelt Gov Thomas E Dewey sought Wednesday night to playdown the importance of the famous Hanley letter which kept the New York political campaign boiling Dewey said there was nothing wrong in Lt Gov Joe R Hanleys admission that before he had agreed to run for the senate he had definite assurances he could clean up his financial obligations within 90 days The democrats made the same sort of deal in 1928 Dewey de clared in a speech atNewburgh N Y He said the late John J Ras kob underwrote 5200000 in debts for Franklin D Roosevelt so the late president could run for gov ernor of New York Lynch Continues Rep Waller A Lynch Deweys democratic opponent for reelec tion kept hammering atthe two times G O P republican presi dential candidate He has been caughtand he cant take it Lynch said in a campaign speech A demand for a senate inquiry into the Hanley letter came from John T McManus American lebor party candidate for governor of New York and Senator Gillette DIowa said the campaign in vestigating committee he heads will consider the request Gillette said at his home in Iowa that if the committee thinks the request has merit We will order our investigators to study the facts Willing o Sell Lynch declared that the Hanley letter made public this week shows that Dewey was willing to sell the senate nomination to Hanley in order that he himself might take the nomination for gov eyes only on the pres idency of the United States in 1952 He called the episode the black est and dirtiest page in the politi cal history of New York slate Dewey said that on the contrary Hanleys concern about his finan cial affairs shows thit he is an honest politician He said demo cratic talk of a payoff indicates their thinking is in the sewer Of the RaskobRoosevelt episode which he mentioned Dewey said he wasnt being critical and he 1 just wish we had Raskob in the republican party to help out Joe nately we dont PROMINENT OTHJMWAN DIES Ottumwa J Huston 61 investment securities dealer died at a hospital Wednesday aft er a long illness He had repre sented Quail Co of Davenport investment bankers He was ac tive in civic life of the city Sur vivors include 3 sons and a broth er John Huston Ottumwa pub lisher Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday night Low Thursday night 35 to 40 Friday partly cloudy with high in mid60s Iowa Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday Cooler Thursday night Low Thursday night 35 to 40 northwest High Friday 60 to 65 northwest Northeast winds 1015 MPH Friday Fur ther outlook Mostly fair and warmer Saturday Low Friday night about 40 High Saturday in mid 70s Sunday partly cloudy and cooler Minnesota Fair south mostly cloudy north portion and cool er Thursday night Friday part ly cloudy and rather cool Low Thursday night 2530 north 30 40 south High Friday 5055 north 5560 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 85 Minimum 50 At 8 a m 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 7i Minimum 55 Fast Moving YanksR0Ks Reach City By DON WHITEHEAD Pyongyang AP oiggest partof this red capi tal of North Korea belonged to United Nations t r d 6 p s Thursday Onlya few snipers and die hard communists were con testing the swift advarite of the U S 1st cavalry division and the South Korean 1st in fantry division through the sprawling city The reds could not evdi muster a stand or light to the death for their own capital They were surrehdering by the Ifrbm houses and fields with their hands above their heads Somewhere intlie btttered city were hidden hundredsof thou sands of to be waiting for the war to pass by them before coming out of their holes Civilians Come Out After the Americans advanced the civilians beganappearing Seoul waged by the redi Either the reds had lost their will to the American moved so fast they had no chance to group the defense force The entire eastern half of the city is held by Americans and South United Nations troops are pouring across the Taedong river which splits the city into the western section They are meeting little opposition The reds had strung banners across the street demanding of the people Defend this city to the last Butthere wasno real defense of Pyongyang Once the crust of resistance was broken at Hukkyo 13 miles south of Pyongyang the rest was a jreeze for the smiling American roops They were cheerful even though they had beendriving hard for 30 days Sees Quick Ending Feeling ran high that the cap ture of Pyongyang would presage a quick endto the war Men al were do we go home Brig Gen Frank A Allen Jr Cleveland Ohio watched the pro cession through the streets of Pyongyang and said 1 just wish that those lads who lad their handstied behind their baciks were here to seethis This vas a reference to soldiers who vere bound and killed by red toreans in the south The final lap in the race for yongyang began at a m p m Wednesday That was when the 2nd battalion of the U S 5th cavalry regiment crossed the river at Hukkyo and jegan its attack This battalion is commanded by t Col Paul Clifford of Franklin N H It was led by 15 tanks from he 70th tank battalion The reds had fought all day Wednesday and Wednesday night o hold the ridge line at Hukkyo But they crumpled when the 5th egiment hit the line Thursday morning The roads were littered with bodies of North Korean troops vho moved too slowly to escape bodies were slumped 4n itches fields and haystacks along he way lowim Comments The column overran machine uns antitank guns bundles of ed clothing and columns of sup lies in oxcarts There were blan ets overcoats and odds and ends hat are carried by an army ex ecting a winter campaign But there would be no winter ampaign for this red army It was roken and beaten U Louis E Allendorf of Du uque Iowa beamed This is ist like I always fol ow tanks and shoot them the eds up as we go FINDS Davenport city sewer epartment employe Harold node says he received a S5 re ard for finding a billfold He eporled the billfold contained 15335 in checks and in cash   

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