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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 21, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME VOL JLVJI MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPtR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NCIGNIOftS HOME EDITION Associated Ptest ind United full CenU Copy MASON C1TV IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 21 This Paper oJ Two No 11 Roads Leading North Blocked by Allies Steelmon Sees Tighter Buying Curb U S Must Sacrifice for Years to Come Says Presidents Aide Washington Presidential Assistant John R Steelman feels that still tighter curbs on install ment buying may be imposed by the government to combat infla tion Moreover he told the Mt Holy oke alumnae association Friday night that other types of controls may become necessary New Restrictions Steelmans hint at new restric tions came at the end of a day during which 1 The national production au thority A restricted rubber com panies in their use of materials and B set aside for the de fense program the entire produc tion of stainless steel containing columbiurn 2 The commerce department or dered a ban on all exports of mo lasses a principal source of indus trial alcohol The rubber order limits tire manufacturers and other users to 75 per cent of the amount of natu ral rubber they consumed in the year ended June 30 It sets con sumption of all rubber including synthetic at 84 per cent of the base years use Officials said this would give manufacturers about the same amount of rubber they were get ting before the Korean war They renewed assurances that no tire shortage is in sight Not Specific Except for his reference to in stallment buying Steelraan made no specific mention of probable new control moves But in broad terms he reechoed the adminis trations warnings that the Amer ican people face a tune of sacri fice for years tp come He checked this back to what he called Russias postwar embark ment upon a course designed to divide the nations of the world Steelman said the vast mobiliza tion program to rearm America would mean that millions of new workers will be needed and he added Already in some areas there is ft shortage of trained workers French Troops Withdraw From Border Fort By ROBERT BRANSON Hanoi Indochina troops withdrew Saturday from their last fortress on the Chinese communist frontier surrendering the entire border region to red guerrillas and falling back to a line dangerously near Hanoi The withdrawal is progressing in good order and with only smallscale fighting the com munique said It said the with drawn troops would be regrouped into new striking units The forces will begin a new offensive as soon as this reorgan ization is completed the com munique said Lonjr Frontier Left unguarded by the abandon ment of Langson were nearly 250 miles of frontier facing communist China which has been arming and supplying the rebels Vietminh army of Moscowtrained Ho Chi Minh There have been unconfirmed rumors that China also has been sending troops into IndoChina to join the rebels A French military twin engine DC3 plane with newsmen aboard flew over Langson Saturday and found its destroyed installations smoking and apparently complete ly deserted Abandonment of Langson was ordered by Gen Alphonse Juin one of Frances top generals and Jean Letourneau French minister of Associated States during a visit to the front They flew to Indochina from Paris to discuss French action in the emergency Order to Arms French authorities here ordered the mobilization of all Frenchmen between 20 and 35 in Tonkin prov ince for 21 days training Au thorities declined to elaborate Sixteen Americans were be lieved in the Hanoi aries economic aid officials and consular employes The U S le gation in Saigon already has pre pared plans to evacuate them if necessary UN Approves Peace Talk Rebuffs China Lake Success UN po litical committee Saturday unani mously approved a resolution calling for big power peace con sultations after rebuffing two attempts by Andrei Y Vishinsky to gain recognition for the Chinese communist regime It was a rare show of unanimity in the UN The soviet foreign minister Fought hard to have the commit tee list specifically the name of the Chinese peoples republic among the great powers but the committee twice voted his motion was not acceptable at this time This leaves the nationalist Chinese still in their UN seat The resolution recommends that the permanent members of the security Britain China United States and the Soviet and discuss all problems likely to threaten in ternational peace Vishinsky urged the committee against an ostrich policy but on the final count he voted yes The committee however re fused to accept his demand for the recognition of the Chinese com munists The first vote was 26 against 13 in favor and 16 ab staining The 2nd vote was 35 against 12 in favor and 11 abstain ing Morrell Signs Contract Ottumwa new contract with John Morrell and Co of Ot tumwa was approved Friday night at a mass meeting of the local CIO union of the United Pack ing House Workers The twoyear agreement which goes into effect Monday includes a wage increase of 11 cents an hour GlobeGazette photo by Musser HOW TO PARK D Anderson of North wood backs into a parking area in the parallel parking test at the North Iowa safe driving clinic Saturday at the fairgrounds in Mason City Scoring him is Sgt Lou Krieger of the Iowa highway patrol XU Pick Students to Represent Driving Clinic Dean Pierce Fertile Russell S Staudt Marble Rock and Arlin Enabnit Marble Rock were the 3 high school students chosen to act as official representatives of the 8county district teenage driving clinic held at the North Iowa fairgrounds Saturday They will participate in the state driv ing clinic Nov 4 at Des Moines This clinic was one of 12 held simultaneously in Iowa cities Sat urday They were sponsored by the Iowa Safety congress in co operation with the Iowa Driver Education association the state department of public safety and thestate department of public in struction The representatives were select ed from among those with good scores in operating tests at the event and in written examinations given in local schools Partici pants Saturday drove autos through obstacle courses that in cluded tests in driving stopping and parking Students participated in the clinic here from the following 8 counties Cerro Gordo Chicka saw Floyd Hancock Howard Mitchell Winnebago and Worth The district manager in charge of the clinic here was William Burnett of the Mason City schools assisted by Julius Tesch Mason City They were the local driver training program instructors The judges were Sgt Lou Kreiger Highway patrolman A Wayne Fowler Marble Rock Warren Wells Clear Lake Julius Tesch Mason City and Earl Peters tforthwood DR S S WESTLY Dr Westly Dies at Manly Heart Attack Causes Death at Family Home S S Westly 69 a physician at Manly for 41 years died at his home Saturday morn ing following a heart attack He had been in failing helath for some time but had continued his prac tice until the end Dr Westly was born at Stav anger Norway Dec 20 1881 He came to the United States in 1897 and went to Canton S Dak where he attended Augustana col lege was graduated and taught in a number of schools He then attended the State University of Iowa school of medicine from which he was graduated in 1909 Immediately following his grad uation he started the practice of medicine at Manly and he con inued to reside here since In 1910 Dr Westly was mar ried to Susie Florynce Croon who survives He also leaves a daugh ter Mrs Douglas McPeak Min neapolis and a son Soren of Man ly a sister Mrs Gertrude Olson of Hampden N Dak and two brothers Dr Gabriel S Westly of Manly and Kristoffer of Norway who with his wife visited at the Dr Westly home last summer Dr Westly was widely known throughout North Iowa and was among the fast disappearing group of old family physicians Until his health declined he was promi nent in civic and church affairs and was active in local and state medical societies Funeral arrangements were in complete Saturday The body is at the Bride funeral home at Manly Emmetsburg Child Drowns in Lake Etnmetsburfr Paul Campbell 18monthold son of Mrs Beverly Campbell drowned Saturday in Five Island lake here The boy and his mother were living here at the home of his grandparents Mr and Mrs Ar ley Wilson who have a home on the lake shore The boy had been playing in front of the house His body was discovered floating in 3 feet of water by a workman who had been nearby Efforts of the Em metsburg fire department to re vive the child proved fruitless COST Of WAR Washington Douglas MacArthur has put the cost of Korean civilian relief at 000 for the remainder of the fiscal year ending next June 30 Paul Allison Pleads Guilty Ottumwa Allison 40 pleaded guilty before District Judge Elmer K Daugherty Sat urday to a charge of murder in the strangulation slaying last Wednesday of his 44yearold wife Nettie At the defendants request Daugherty set 10 a m Thursday for hearing evidence to determine the degree of guilt and for pass ing sentence Although Allison is charged in a county attorneys information with murder in the 1st degree he pleadedguilty only to the gen eral charge of murder First degree murder carries with it a maximum penalty of death by hanging Allisons plea was entered on his behalf and in his presence by Russell Swartz who was appoint ed by the court as attorney for Allison near Albia a few hours after his wifes body was found stuffed in a closet at the Allison home the greenhouse worker has been kept in a jailcell with several other prisoners Authorities indicated this step was taken to minimize chances that Allison might attempt to commit suicide No one has come to visit Alli son since his arrest the sheriffs office said Protest Removal of Pole Political Signs Des Moines of po litical candidates are being re moved from poles along highways in various parts of Iowa The state highway commission ordered its highway crews to take the signs down and Democratic State Chairman Jake More im mediately lodged a protest More said he protested to Mel Graham of Audubon a democratic member of the commission Candidates in both parties are spending a lot of money in this campaign The action of the com mission isnt right and doesnt con tribute to good government More said The highway commission for many years has banned political signs on state property along the highways Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and turning cool er Saturday night Low tonight 32 Sunday fair with a high 50 to 55 Iowa Mostly cloudy and cooler Saturday night Near freezing temperatures north Saturday night Sunday fair cooler in east and south portions Low Satur day night 30 to 35 north 36 to 42 south High Sunday 50 to 55 north 55 to 60 south Further outlook Generally fair and warmer Monday with highs in the mid 60s Tuesday partly cloudy and cooler Minnesota Mostly cloudy and cooler Saturday night Light snow northeast portion Saturday evening Sunday partly cloudy and quite cool Low Saturday night 2530 north 3035 south High Sunday 4246 north 4550 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 66 Minimum 43 At 8 a m 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 44 Wars End Wont Stop US Moves By ROY ESSOYAN Honolulu huge airlift ferrying troops and materiel over the Pacific ocean at the rate a plane every 75 minutes will continue indefinitely after the end of the shooting war in Korea Maj Gen Laurence S Kuter military air transport service MATS commander made that clear Friday on a stopover here enroute home from a global tour of MATS bases At the end of the shooting ir Korea there will be extensive and further deployment of troops and materiel he said May Mean Japan The general did not elaborate on this deployment in a talk with reporters in which he dealt en tirely with operations in the Pa cific In Washington a defense de partment source mentioned Japan and Alaska among possible Pa cific areas for deployment The source said he was con vinced General Kuter was not talking about moving U S forces to Indcohina where comunist ac tivities have forced French with drawals from a region bordering on red China General Kuter said It is im possible to forecast when the Pa cific airlift will end It began shortly after the North Korean reds invaded South Korea June 25 It has been built up to a planemile volume exceeding that for Berlins famed Operation Vittles Betters Berlin Record The September average of 252 000 planemiles a day for the Pa cific airlift in September exceeded by 10000 the Berlin airlifts aver age daily haul MATS and chartered commer cial planes carried about 8000 tons ofcargo and 34000 passeh Sszs to Japan and Koreaduring the first 3 months of the Korean war General Kuter said MATS planes would replace chartered commercial planes in the air lift as fast as air force reservists can be assigned to the operation He predicted the last commer cial flight in the airlift would come next February 400 UN Ships Near Korea Tokyo armada of more than 400 United Nations ships is in Korean waters This was disclosed Saturday by Vice Adm C Turner Joy com mander of far east naval forces The admiral added that in giv ing out the figure he wasnt violating security The number was small comfort for Korean communists cut up trapped and aeaten Included in the 400odd vessels are the flags ofh Britain France Australia New Zealand the UN sponsored Republic of Korea Can ada The Netherlands and the United States In size the ships range down ward from the 45000ton U S battleship Missouri whose 16inch guns have wrought havoc on Ko rean coastal targets The Mighty Mo recently led a big task force strike on the coastal strip leading o the borders of soviet Siberia Its truly a United Nations fleet Admiral Joy said MidWest Airlines Celebrates 1st Year DCS Moines Air ines Saturday was celebrating its 1st anniversary of operating feed er lines The company reported Friday hat up to Oct 11 it had flown 6007 passengers and 872899 pass enger miles with no accidents The line said it also had flown 1339018 scheduled miles main lining a performance average of 5 per cent and carried 206473 pounds of mail The company provides trans portation over a 1300 mile route n Iowa Nebraska Minnesota and South Dakota It serves 29 cities ItAlSE NEWSPRINT PRICE Toronto in crease in newsprint was an lounced Saturday by Great Lakes Paper company The company which exports all its production to the United States said the new price is effective Nov 1 HENRY L STIMSON 4 Presidents Henry Stimson War Secretary Dead at 83 Cold Sprint Harbor N Henry L Stimson the 1st Ameri can to hold cabinet office undei 4 presidents died Friday of a sud den heart attack He was 83 yean old Stimson was secretary of war under Presidents William Howard Taft Franklin D Roosevelt and Harry Truman and was Herbert Hoovers only secretary of state Three months ago Stimson fel and broke his hip but was mak ing a good recovery and getting about with wheelchair and crutch es Friday afternoon he and Mrs Stimson set out on a drive around the estate He was stricken in the car jwas taken home immediate ly and died a few minutes later Araiiut Anremors Stimson was the 1st leading statesman in any western country to demand a tough crackdown on the aggressors of the 1930s His policy failed at the time but as Americas secretary of war from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima he di rected the army and air force that helped redeem it While Stimsons 4 years as sec reatry of state 1929 to 1933 were distinguished military men and historians have ranked him with Lincolns Edwin M Stanton as one of the two greatest secretaries of war in American history His association with the war de partment was unique He was 1st called to the office in 1911 by President Taft At that time the American army had only 75000 men and had just taken over the German general staff system that had been adopted by every big army in the world Called Back by FDR He left the post in 1913 and did not take it up again until 27 years Franklin D Roosevelt called him back to duty on the eve of World war II at the age of 73 A lifelong republican Stimson was asked to serve in a move to gain bipartisan support in the war emergency As a result of his acceptance he was read out of the republican party When he left the office for the last time in September 1945 he fiad directed the mobilization and use of an 8000000man army that fought in every part of the world and had won praise from defeated erman generals for its combat efficiency Dsage Man Awarded in Damages Des Moines fP A district court jury in Des Moines Satur day awarded William Sergeant of Osage 327025 in the damage and false arrest suit he brought against he Watson Brothers Transporta ion company Sergeant is a former employe of the company and a former Des Moines resident He had asked for 855000 in the iuit in which he charged that ex ecutives of the company falsely accused him of taking 4 barrels of oil while he was employed by he firm as shop foreman A larceny charge filed by the company against Sergeant was gnored last December by the county grand jury In a sealed verdict which was opened by Judge C Edwin Moore Saturday the jury awarded Ser geant for false arrest 175 for malicious prosecution and 750 for conversion of his auto nobilc The jury of 11 women and one man deliberated the case 32 hours Manchurian Line Next Objective BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Allied troops rammed roadblocks Saturday night on all the main routes leading north to Manchuria from the fallen red Korean capital of Pyongyang The war was in the mopup phase South Korean 6th division troops and U S 1st division cavalrymen linked up w i t h American paratroopers w h o jumped Friday in the Sunchon Sukchon area 30 miles north of PMA ySunchonf ell Friday night There y was fighting in the Sukchon area Work Des Moiiies Robert K Goodwin republican state chair man Saturday asked the U S senate election practices commit tee for an immediate investiga tion of alleged political activity by federal production and mar keting administration employes in Iowa The telegraphic request was sent to Senator Guy M Gillette chairman of a senate subcommittee which investigates complaints of election irregulari ties and others Gillette to Leave Gillette w a s at his home in Cherokee but could not be reached immediately for comment He had planned to leave Saturday for Washington as the result of re ceipt of a recent complaint from New York Goodwin complained that paid PMA workers in Iowa are ac tive in behalf of the democratic candidate for the U S senate This constitutes an open and bra zen violation of the Hatch act They are obeying the commands from their chief in Washington The congressional Hatch acl prohibits political activity by gov ernmental employes The tele gram went also to Senator And rew Schoeppel RKans minor member of the commit ted Secretary of Agricultur Charles F Brannan and Attornej General J Howard McGrath Cites Attempt to Influence The republican party h a fought and will continue to figh to keep the farm program out o partisan politics Goodwin com mented He added But here we have a perfect ex ample of bureaucratic attempts to influence free and independen voting of Iowa farmers by using a meeting for the purpose of insurance to elec tioneer for the handpicked can didate of the administration in Dike Man Dies While Driving Pete Pruin 54 Dike died in his car Saturday afternoon about 13 miles southeast of Mason City A brother Louis New Hartford was with him at the time Pruin has another brother Henry living on route 3 Mason City Chicago Air Route Is Here to Stay The Sioux City Chicago air line route is here to stay Con gressman H R Gross Waterloo was assured Saturday by D W Rentzel new chairman of the civil aeronautics board The Iowa congressman was in formed in a letter from the CAB hairman that there will be no in terruption of service on the line and there will be no change in the pattern of service regardless of future action by the board The board on Sept 26 reopened the north central airlines case and reserved the right to change the carrier certificated temporarily or the route the MidContinent airlines Mason Citys inclusion on the is not in question however The temporary certificate for the Vlason City stop on the Chicago Sioux City route is not affected and neither is the hearing Oct 30 0 make the certificate perma icnt Two lowans Killed n 2Car Collision Cedar Rapids Iowa Sdwin Vorba 35 and Ray Struve 26 were killed and two other per sons were injured in a twocar ollision at a street intersection here Friday night Dorothy Bascom 44 and Har an Henkes 32 passengers in a ar with Struve and Mrs Vorba vere injured Donald Hanks 17 of North Lib rty driver of the 2nd car es aped with bruises The situation in the city was not clear Seal off 28000 But General MacArthurs head quarters said the daring parachute troops of the llth airborne di vision had sealed off 28000 reds This was nearly half of the esti mated 63000 enemy troops still at large in the redlands With the fall of Pyongyang the signal was given to South Koreans to drive for the Mapchuria border Five ROK divisions were 80 to 85 miles from the politically touchy borders of red China and nearby soviet territoryTheir drive was gaining momentum every hour Two ROK divisions the 3rd and Capital were rolling north near the east coast Close to Siberia A United Nations 1st corps spokesman said the Capital in fantrymen sliced 30 milesnorth east of captured Hamhung Sat urday They were 85 milesfrom Manchuria and almost as close to Soviet Siberia the west 3 other ROK divi sions were converging on the Sun chonSukchon area where Ameri can parachute troopers jumped Friday in a daring maneuver to cut off red Korean of Pyongyang The SouthJKoreans 6th division already had linked up with the paratroopers 80 miles south of the Manchuria border Its position was athwart the two main escape routes to Manchjiria The 5th air force said aerialob servers had spotted many enemy troops walking south onthe Sun chon highway with their hands above their heads The reds ap parently had thrown down their arms New Capital A Korean communist broadcast from Sinuiju on the Manchuria border only a few miles from the Yellow Sea said the reds had set up a refugee capital there The South Koreans were driv ing north in hopes of rescuing American and South Korean pris oners whom the reds were re ported taking to the Manchuria border Reports on the destination of the allied prisoners varied Some said they werebeing taken to towns in northwestern Korea others said they were enroute to northeast Korea No Word on Dean There were no later reports on the fate of Maj Gen William F Dean commander of the U S 24th division Dean variously had been reported taken to Pyongyang and dead Seoul The parachute drop of 4100 Americans Friday seriously hamp ered the ability of the reds to put up resistance anywhere in Korea Joice Farm Boy Injured in Fall Joicc David Tvedt 4 son ol VIr and Mrs Marvin Tvedt who ive south of Joice was in seri ous condition at Park hospital Vlason City Saturday morning vith injuries suffered in a fall rom a boxcar at Joice late Friday afternoon Mr Tvedt was unloading a oad of coal for the local lumber vard and the boy was playing in he car nearby when he fell out landed on his head The lad did not appear to be badly hurt at first but later be ame unconscious and went into onvulsions He was taken to a lo al doctor who advised his remov i to the hospital SAME Blick flat mount traffic In 1 4 FINAL 1 4 FINAL 3 Iowa Purdue Michigan Wisconsin Cornell Yalt I 2 3 4 FINAL Indiana Notre Dame 1234 NavyB BQI KB Southern Col B B B FINAL   

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