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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NtWSPAPIR THAT MAKtS AH NORTH IOWANS N 11 G M 10 It S HOME EDITION VOL LVI1 AttocUUd United full LUH Wirw a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBEK 28 1950 Thii ConsliU at Two 17 Warn Europe of Letdown General Says People Entitled to Know What Each Nation Is Giving By ELtON C FAY Washiitfton o Defense MarshaU appealed Satur day to the defense ministers o the North Atlantic treaty organ zation NATO to be realistic in the appreciation of the presen critical situation as they shapi the combined force for defensi against communism We must face facts withou prejudice Marshall said in an ad dress prepared for the opening o the NATO defense committee ses sion a meeting at which th French refusal to accept a prop osal for formation of West German army units as part of the inte grated force is due fora thorough going over However Marshall made no di rect reference to that problem in the text of his formal welcoming address He offered some sober words of warning about what can happen if the North Atlantic nations le down in their efforts to builc strong defenses against commu nism Far From Enough We must not sink into com placency or overconfidence for the struggle may only have be gun he said And then at an other point in his speech What has been done so far good as it may be is far from enough The potential collective force of the United Nations was not enough to deter the aggressors in Korea The actual collective forces of the North Atlantic states may not be enough to deter aggression in pur North Atlantic area and definitely is not enough to resist attack Without serious and critical initial losses That gap in our military strength we must now close as quickly as possible Out of this meeting should come definite rec ommendations that not only will make us stronger to meet the pres ent threats but to do so more quickly than part procedure would indicate Marshall also proposed that the peoples of the pact countries be told what each of the nations is giving to the common force He said the people are entitled to a bill of particulars The eyes of the whole world I imagine are focused upon this meeting today he said Our cit izens are eager to ascertain what forces are to beraised how and when and what every nation under the North Atlantic pact will con tribute They are clearly entitled to such information Must Justify Expense Marshall noted that during the next few weeks he will have to go before congress to justify pro posed expenditures of vast sums of money for our mutual aid As part of the recommendations passed up to it from the subordi nate military committee of chiefs of staff the defense committee had before it the proposal for prompt formation of a supreme headquarters with a supreme com mander in charge That recom mendation together with a deci sion on what nation will provide the supreme commander will be handed on to the foreign ministers and governmentsof the 12 mem ber nations A decision within days or weeks at most is prob able REA Okays for Thompson Firm Washington fP The rural electrifications administration has approved allocation of to the Winnebago Cooperative Tel ephone association of Thompson Iowa The money the REA said Fri day is to be used to extend and improve telephone service on an area coverage basis The new coop is a consolida tion of 41 small telephone com panies The REA said the small companies serve 2134 subscribers on 747 miles of line The coop plans to convert the entire system to modern dail operation construct 385 miles of new lines and rebuild 325 miles of existing lines The new system will consist of 726 miles to serve 2423 rural member subscribers SAME DATE OHMk fMt M AP Wirephoto GENERAL EISENHOWER ARRIVES FOR PENTAGON TALKS Gen Dwight Eisenhower chats with his wife who met him at national airport in Washington shortly before midnight Friday when he flew from Charleston W Va in a E17 for conferences Saturday with army officials Eisenhower Willing to Lead Atlantic Pact Army but No Job Offered Yet by Truman Washington Dwight D Eisenhower assured President Truman Saturday that he is will ing to take any uniformed assign ment given him But he said the president had not made any direct proposal for him to take com mand of the North Atlantic mili tary forces The president didnt put the question to me the 5star general said in response to reporters questions after a conference with Mr Truman The exchange however was by no means a complete throwdown of advance reports that the white louse talk would center on the question of Eisenhowers taking command of the 12nation western Europe defense forces Up to Fact Group The job of supreme commander has not yet been created That is up to the North Atlantic pact or janization Eisenhower who was supreme allied commander in Europe in World war II visited the white house as defense ministers of the sact nations met in a session vhich might produce an invita ion for a member country to supply a man to take command Eisenhower took a good deal of he emphasis out of his assertion hat there had been no offer from resident Truman by adding He always knows that I am availablefor duty He said he did not believe the negotiations among the North At antic powers had reached the itage of picking a man Military chiefs of the pact pow ers however have formally rec ommended the appointment of a upreme commander Eisenhower described his 45 minute session with the president is a general talk on where we tood in the world Dodges Politics A reporter at the white house mindful that Eisenhower has been iroposed again for the republican residential nomination in 1952 sked him what difference it would make politically if he ac epted the defense assignment Smiling Eisenhower replied I have no intention of doing n 1952 anything different from vhat I am doing now The tacit understanding has een that if Eisenhower accepts uch an assignment he will agree o don his uniform again for only year to get the defense forces rganized That could leave the vay open for a return to civilian misuits such as his presidency of Columbia university in the presi entialpicking year of 1952 Wage Dispute May Tie Up U S Phones New York longsmoul dering wage dispute in the huge Bell telephone system broke out anew Friday night with the threat of a coasttocoast telephone strike Nov 9 Only 16685 equipment workers were involved directly but they have the full backing of their union the CIO Communications Workers of America which pledged itself to honor the strik ers picket linesi The CWA represents most of Bells 300000 employes Main CUih Themain clash is between the big unions division 6 with 10000 workers and the Western Electric Co the manufacturing and in stalling subsidiary of the Amer ican Telephone and Telegraph Co parent Bell corporation Some 6000 distributing workers in 28 major cities also are involved as well as 685 manufacturing em ployes in a plant at Haverhill Mass Western Electric operates in every state with the exception of Maine New Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts and Rhode Island With the distribution workers di vision 6 strikers could picket al most every major telephone ex change in the country Friday nights announcement came after 13 months of stormy and fruitless bargaining that ear lier led division 6 into an incon clusive 8day strike last spring Withdrew Support The C W A withdrew its sup port then and the strike ended without causing a national shut down The new announcement however was made in Washing ton D C by C W A President Joseph A Beirne who said the international union had taken omplete charge of negotiations The main issue is wages al though union security travel allowances and the term of the contract also figure in the dispute The union has demanded a substantial increase without naming a figure and has turned down every offer made so far by the company Western Electric has offered an average increase of 115 cents an hour but Beirne declared it was poorly distributed throughout the various wage levels Experts See 2 or 3 Year Term for Draftees Washington Governmcn manpower experts said Saturda that most young men from 1 through 22 during the next 5 to 1 years probably will have to spcni 2 or 3 years in military service This they consider the most ac ceptable way of meeting Presiden Trumans request for a 300000 man armed force on a permanen basis Requested legislation carryin some details of the plan is ex pected to reach congress either a the postelection session nex month or the new session earlj next year Congressional commit tee staffs already are studying thi problem Without trying to forecast wha the lawmakers will do top man power experts who asked to re main anonymous told a reporte that these moves must take place 1 The present draft or selective service act must be overhauled on a long range basis with minimum terms of service for inductees ex tended from the present 21 months to at least 24 months 2 Some power or authority must be established to assure a flow of slightly more than 1000 000 young men a year into the regular armed forces 3 A universal military training program also must be set up on a long range basis to provide a large pool of young men with basic training who later can be organized into reserve units Top military leaders have ad vised civilian and congressional planners that the various steps could be enacted separately Bu they have suggested an overal approach as the best solution Single Speech by President for Democrats Washington Uft President Truman apparently banking on a oneshot effort will make his only political speech on behalf of dem ocratic congressional candidates in a radio address from St Louis NOW4V The speech scheduled for 9 p m CST will be national in scope restating the issues of the campaign Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross said Friday It will be broadcast by he 4 major networks Mr Trumans address conceded o be entirely political will be fi nanced by the democratic nation al committee The president was expected to tell the nation that rapid rejuve nation of American military strength and continued support of he anticommunist world depend on a democratic victory in the Nov 7 elections It was believed that the presi dent will concentrate on the dem ocrats campaign theme that the OP has hampered the admin strations fight against commu charge the republicans igorously deny Mr Truman and Democratic National Chairman William M Boyle who will introduce the president completed arrangements or the speech Friday Although Boyle urged Mr Tru man to make several campaign peeches Mr Truman decided in avor of a single allout effort because of the international situa ions timeconsuming demands and preparations for the lame duck session of congress sometime iext month Indorses Republican Independence Mo in lependent democratic daily news aper in President Trumans home own Friday indorsed the re lection of U S Senator Forrest C Donnell a republican Chinese North Koreans Lash Back at UN Forces AP Wirephoto NORTH KOREANS RESIST arrow and broken line indicate area of stiffening resistance by North Korean reds north of Pyongyang Solid arrows indicate UN drives toward the Manchurian border South Korean units entered Songjin At Kojo south of Wonsan a U S marine unit was cut to pieces by guerrillas A South Korean force which had reached Chosan underlined on the border pulled back because of red attacks on supply lines to the rear Lester Gillette Calls for Probe of Liquor Board Allison S Gillette democratic candidate for gover said Friday night In a rcafti paign speech here that the legis lative interim committee should proceed at once with an investiga tion of the state liquor control commission without regard to the political affiliation of commission members Gillette said that two members of the commission Arthur Coburn and George Scott are republicans and the 3rd Harlan Swift is democrat He said it had been disclosed that Coburn and Swift voted to Durchase 1900 cases of wine at 5130 more than it could have been bought for last spring and at a price higher than other states were paying The purchase order ater was cancelled If this is the case then Mi Swift who has been a member of he commission much longer than Mr Coburn and could be expected to have more knowledge of the situation should bear his share of the blame Gillette said The democratic nominee added hat the commission has many re jublican employes who are not o blame in any sense for the mis takes made by the commission and said the interim committee hould keep this in mind I am not asking this investiga ion as a democratic candidate for governor but as a citizen of Iowa laving at heart the best interests if the state of Iowa Gillette said One Lowell Mass Mc Carthy a troubleshooter for the Lowell Electric Light Corp did doubletake as he drove along t 4 a m in response to a call he huge elephant he saw ambling long the road was real enough t had strolled off from a nearby ircus THEY WANT TO VOTE The city clerks office did a rushing business Saturday forenoon handling 401 regis trations of persons wishing to vote in the Nov 7 general election The lineup shown is typical of the situation through the forenoon as prospective voters crowded the GlobcGazcttc photo by Sorlien Saturday noon deadline There were 269 new registrations in tho 4 hours and 132 changes of address reported Miss Pearl Kellogg city clerk For the month the totals were 995 new registrations and 723 changes of address Russia Soys U S Used Jap Troops Success fP Russia expressec doubt Saturday that the Unite States would stop producing atom ic bombs even if the United Na tions adopted the Americansup ported plan for atomic control In a major policy speech rang ing over the whole field of foreign affairs the soviet foreign minis ter once again rejected the atomic control plan originally outlined by Bernard M Baruch and later ac cepted by a majority of the UK assembly Vishinsky also charged the United States with starting the Korean war with using Japanese troops against the North Koreans with trying to dismember Ger many and with backing an Austri an government which he said in cluded fascist officials Petition Calls for Resignation of Fred Stover Des Moines Three peti tions one of which calls for res ignation of Fred W Stover as state president are being circulated among members of the Iowa Farmers Union The question of whether Stover or Leonard Hoffman Iowa Falls is the legal president of the or ganization currently is thesubject of a suit pending in Polk county district court Along with the petition which calls for Stovers resignation as president in the best interests of the Iowa Farmers Union two other petitions call for a referen dum vote on an amendment which creates a board of directors made up of county presidents of the roup The bylaw substituting county presidents for the old board of di rectors was adopted at the recent stale Farmers Union convention Stover Filed Suit on Subversive Law Washington UR President Fred W Stover of the Iowa Farm ers Union was one of 135 indi viduals who filed suit in federal court Friday challenging the con stitutionality of the now subver sive control law Charles P Howard DCS Moines vice chairman of the progressive jarty was one of the lawyers for he group bringing the suit The group asked the court to re strain Attorney General J How ard McGrath and the 5 members of the subversive activities control board from enforcing provisions of he act The suit challenged the law as whole but asked in particular hat federal officials be forbidden o enforce registration sections Company of Marines Ambushed af Wonsan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Korean reds aided by Chinese communists fought Satur day with renewed fury to stem the allied advance toward the Manchurian border And like parts of a dismembered dragon the reds lashed out at United Nations mopup forces far behind the line of advance A company of U S marines was cut to pieces in an ambush near Wonsan Nevertheless a high U S 8th army source said Ameri and British troops are ex pected to reach the Manchur ianfrontier within a week They are 45 to 55 miles to the south A south Korean battalion still was holding its position on the border It reached the Yalu river in northwest Korea Thursday but Hickenlooper s Demos Twist Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas two senators Republica Bourke B Hickenlooper a n Democrat Guy M Gillette mad campaign speeches Friday night Senator Hickenlooper candidat for reelection in a speech a Ames accused the democrats o misrepresenting his record in con gress Senator Gillette called upo my republican friends to join with the democrats in support o Albert J Loveland democrati candidate for Hickenloopers sen ate seat Gillette delivered a radic address at Des Moines Meanwhile Victor H Anderson who said he was a special investi gator for the U S senate sub committee on privileges and elec tions was in Cedar Rapids Anderson talked for 40 minute with Linn County Production an Marketing Administration Chair man John F Wagor Bothindi cated their conversation was in connection with republican charges of alleged political activ ity by PMA employes in the state The charges wire made by low Republican Chairman Robert K Goodwin He said PMA worker were active in support of Love land in violation of the Hatci clean politics act Hickenlooper also referred the charges against the PMA em ployes He said reports of political activities by PMA employes ir several counties is another dem onstration of the outandout ef forts of the administration t make a political football out o the farm program as well as proo of their determination to purg me with a hand picked candidate The senator saidLoveland hai stated that Hickenlooper attendee only 30 of 177 meetings of th senate agriculture committee thi year Hickenlooper said this wa flagrant example of twisted facts and false statements Thetruth is the senator con tinued that there have been total of only 34 meetings of t agriculture committee this year and a record attendance at 30 ou of 34 is a very good one Senator Gillette in his radio talk said the job before the govern ment demands representation in congress by men and women whi have constructive ideas and whi will work for positive forward Looking solutions of our new prob lems He Wants Partner Al Loveland is that kind o man I want Al Loveland o come to Washington and work with me for a constructive peace program for a universal foolproo disarmament plan for a strength ened United Nations for a peace ful program for the underde veloped regions of the earth nov wide open to communist infiltra tion and capture He said the nation under pres ent conditions cannot afford to have a republican controlled con gress under a democratic presi dent He said President Trumans task enormous as it already is will not be facilitated if the con gress is suddenly put in the hands of an adverse majority Will Set Elections For PMA Offices Des Moines IP Dates for ownship and county production and marketing administration elections will soon be set The state PMA said Saturday hat counties would set dates for ownship elections to begin after Nov 27 and end not later than Dec 8 County PMA elections will be held Dec 9 HANCHER REELECTED Rochester N Y Vir il M Handier president of the tate University of Iowa has been eelected secretarytreasurer of ie American Association of Uni ersities later had been reported as with drawing because its supply lines were cut by the reds to the south ROKs at Yalir fttver Lt Gen Walton H Walker U S 8th army commander flew to the Yalu river Saturday with Maj Gen Earle E Partridge 5th air force commander Walker said the South were still there 1 An 8th army source told AP Correspondent Leif Erickson it it hoped the east and west coasts on the flanks pt the South Korean finish the war the began June 25 v The source declining to be named emphasized there never had been a line to mark the limit of the American advance in North Korea Two Chinese communistprison ers identified their units ofthe Chinese red army now fifhtinf Republic of Korea troops At widely separated cities in North Korea they were questioned in the presence of AP Correspondents Tom Lambert and Bern Price Other ChiMse prisoners had estimated 30000 to 90000 communist soldiers fightinf be side the North Korean remtwntn Intelligence officers at the expressed skepticism But the two prisoners seen by Lambert and Price were specific They identified their units as the 56th special unit and the 5th bat talion of the 8th Chinese red army Told Whj They Ftfht One said that befbre crossing the Yalu river boundary line into North Korea hisunit commander told his men We are going to Korea and must fight against the South Korean army to guard our land and our nation We are here under orders of a higher headquarters The U S 8th army source said the top military to clear all Korea of communist re said there is an im portant tactical opportunity to sweep to the border in a matter of days and prevent red Premier Kim II Sung from reorganizing his remnant forces Correspondent Bricks on re ported that another urgent reason for a quick cleanup of the besides saving that Gen MacArthur has indicated clearly he American troops out of Korea as soon as possible to be ready for any new emer gency in Asia Avoid Border Trouble Tactical and strategic consider ations therefore override the risk of a border incident between AmericanBritish troops and Chi nese communists or Russians Erickson reported United Nations troops on the border certainly will be under strict orders and discipline to avoid border Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cooler Sat urday night with low 4045 Sunday partly cloudy with aft ernoon high near 70 Iowa Fair Saturday night Turn ing cooler Saturday night Low 40 north to 48 south Partly cloudy and mild Sunday with high 6572 Westerly winds 12 18 MPH through Sunday Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy and somewhat cooler Monday with high 6468 Not much change Tuesday Unnesota Partly cloudy and somewhat cooler Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and mild Low Saturday night 38 north to 3 south High Sunday 6268 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 74 Minimum 46 At 8 a m 51 4 FINAL 4 FINAL Ohio Stott Iowa man Princeton Corntll OBI 1 2 3 4 FINAL Penn4 13 Illinois Novy Indiana i 3 4 FINAL 1 3 4 FINAL Notrt Damt Mich State   

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