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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVU Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two No 2S Seek to Nip Offshoots of Murder Plot Widow of Torresola Picked Up by FBI in New York Hiint New York Mrs Carmen Torresola seized by FBI agents lit their investigation of the at tempted assassination of Pres ident Truman was held in 000 bail Friday on a charge of conspiracy to injure the pres ident Washington Federal agents moved on farflung fronts Friday to nip any offshoots of the plot to kill President Truman which ended in bloodspattered failure for two Puerto Rican revolution aries Wednesday The president continued to show no emotion at his escape from the guns of two fanatics who were felled one of them shot dead at the very steps of his official resi dence But the guard around him was Increased and FBI and secret serv ice men moved swiftly in an at tempt to track down any of the pairs accomplices who might be dangerous There were indications that a federal grand jury investigation into the assassination plot may be made in New York Subpoenas were issued for 3 Puerto Ricans one a convicted revolutionist after they were arrested at the apartment of the other conspirator Oscar Collazo If the trio had any role in the plot it was not made clear There were no indications that any charges were placed against them Held Without Bond Collazo 37 was arraigned for mally in Washington on a murder charge and held without bond for hearing on Nov 21 The murder charge was the out growth of the fatal injury to Les lie Coffelt one of the white house policemen and secret service agents who turned back in a vol ley of bullets the attempt by Col lazo and Torresola to storm the executive residence Two of Cof f elts seriously Collazo was reported by agents have been questioning him to consider himself a martyr cause of Puerto Rican independ ence Both he and Torresola be longed to the nationalist party which is violently antiUS and favors immediate independence for the Caribbean island Officers who sought to piece to gether what was behind the story said the pair apparently hoped to kill the president and start a rev olution here They said Collazo told them the plot was not hatched in Puerto Rico but that he and Torresola acted on their own Truman the target of the fanatical scheme continued Thurs day to show the same unconcern which he displayed when the crack of shots roused him from a nap at Blair house Wednesday after noon President Sad At his news conference he spoke gravely and with obvious sadness ofthe 3 men who had been shot down while defending him The thing he hates is that they had to suffer he said especially iince it was all so unnecessary Alluding to the fact that the two attackers were Puerto Ricans he told a packed news confer ence that the people of the Carib bean island seem very happy and satisfied Mr Truman as he has in the past said the Puerto Ricans should have the right to deter mine their relation to the United States The present governing party headed by Munoz Marin does not favor independence un til Puerto Rico is more nearly sufficient The president declined a re porters suggestion that he dic tate his account of the bloody affray a portion of which he law He had nothing to add to the accounts in the newspapers Mr Truman replied Not Running Now To a spontaneous burst of ap plause when he entered the room the president quipped that he is not running for anything this year Applause would have been welcome in 1948 he added The president put in a normal day Thursday He started off with his customary 7 a m walk received the usual round of white house callers awarded the Har nion air trophies and as he normally does on Thursdays held his news conference Saturday afternoon he will set out for St Louis where Saturday night he will broadcast his only speech of the congressional cam paign which winds up Tuesday Extra precautions were being taken for the trip In St Louis Police Chief Jere miah OConnell said 600 policemen will be assigned to guard the president and the secret service will inforce stringent security rules OConncll said the police detail had been doubled since Wednesdays assassination attempt GlobeGazette photos by Musser OPPOSING CANDIDATES SHARE Gordo County Attorney James R Brown right and his demo cratic opponent in the election next Tuesday William Pap pas are handcuffed together for their final meal before going to jail Behind them are Officers James H McKinney and Jim Coyle The attorneys were sentenced for contempt of court by Police Judge B R Dunn who presided at a mock trial in connection with the 1951 membership con test of Clausen Worden post of the American Legion Brown served as prosecuting attorney and Pappas for the defense For failure to get together before the trial they were sentenced to share the same cell for an hour so they can get together 6 losers in the Legion post member shipicontest spent the night in jail followingthe Thurs day evening post meeting and trial Holding his notice condemning the city jail as unfit foroccupancy is Rob bertTAllen city building commissioner andhead of the losing division Behind him are Don Eraserand Robert Hubbaid Above left to rightare HD Shearer G W captain of the losing team and P Jr Clausen Atomic Weapons for Tactical Use Speeded By ELTON C FAY Washington United States appears to be hastening toward production of specialized atomic weapons and special tac tics for use if the Russians should attempt to invade western Eu rope Without making it clear whether such weapons and tac tics already exist in preliminary form the air force said in a semiannual departmental report that it is taking necessary ac tion to develop further its ca pability to support the ground forces with atomic weapons And the army in its report said that new systemsfor guided missiles recoilless weapons and the family of atomic weapons are designed or being designed for use by our army The atomic weapons family ob viously includes besides the ex plosive bombs themselves such things as radiological equipment for poisoning areas These broad hints contained in the reports of the armed forces took on added significance when relatedto two other recent devel opments 1 The current effort of the North Atlantic treaty organiza tion nations to provide a military system that can cope with 175 Russian army divisions Numer ically that is far more strength than the pactnations expect to have ready by 1953 when the plan calls for about 40 divisions on the central front of Europe 2 A statement a few months ago by Gen Omar Bradley chair man of the joint chiefs of staff that the atomic bomb can be used as a tactical as well as strategic weapon FILIPINOS KILLED Manila Filipinos were killed by redled Hukbalahap guerrillas in a raid on a small vil lage near the U S Clark air force base Thursday night Sfossen Soys Truman Stalin Lost the Peace By UNITED PRESS hammered away at administration foreign policy Fri day but President Truman be lieves the democratic party will win the elections in a landslide despite such attacks In a speech at Columbus Ohio Harold E Stassen charged that Mr Truman and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin are jointly responsible for the tragic loss of bright hopes for peace The former Minnesota gover nors statement was the latest in long series of republican at tacks on administration handling of foreign affairs Truman Certain Mr Truman is certain the dem ocrats will win in a walkaway He told his news conference Thurs day that things are getting better for the democrats all the tune Stassen predicted that Sen Robert A Taft ROhio who is waging a bitter reelection battle and Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York who also faces a close contest will be voted back into office But he added that it was too early to predict whether either would be a presidential nominee in 1952 Elsewhere on the political front Hanley letter Paul E Fitz patrick New York state demo cratic chairman charged that Dewey ordered Joseph R Hanley GOP senate nominee to tell senate investigators a falsehood in connection with his nowfamous letter As a result he said Han ley collapsed and was sent to the hospital Hanleys campaign man ager denied the charge Taft to Answer said he would an swer Mr Trumans oneshot po litical speech Saturday with a radio talk the following day It will be carried on 8 Ohio stations President Philip Murray stepped into Ohios bitter senatorial battle calling for the election of Joseph T Ferguson Tafts democratic opponent He said Ferguson speaks with the mind and theheart of the people1 Handpicked Issue Hammered By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas candidates for U S sen ator again delivered verbal broad sides at each other in eastern Iowa campaign speeches Thursday night Senator B B Hickenlooper lowa seeking reelection in a speech at Dubuque again declared his democratic opponent Alberl J Loveland was the handpicked candidate of the administration in Washington At Failfield Loveland said Hickenlooper apparently is un willing to give the people of Iowa access to official records on his attendance at senate agriculture committee executive sessions Drawing Card GovernorWilliam S Beardsley said in a campaign address at Dav enport that the promise of a bet ter future is drawing more and more young people to therepub lican party Hickenlooper said the national administration is trying to ram a handpicked candidate down the throats of the peopleof Iowa He compared the present demo cratic campaign against him with the 1938 campaign in which Sen ator Guy M Gillette DIowa was reelected despite the Frank lin D Roosevelt administrations attempt to purge him from the senate He quoted Senator Gillette as saying in 1938 that if any man in the wide world asserts or attempts to convey by any statements that the people of Iowa cannot select their own representatives in the legislative halls then I say that man does not know his Iowa vot ers What Senator Gillette said about that arrogant cynical mock ery of the democratic process then is good enough for me now he declared Repeats Challenge Loveland referred to a chal lenge he issued to Hickenlooper Tuesday night Loveland asked Hickenlooper to authorize the ag riculture committee to release sta tistics on the senators attendance at such meetings The challenge followed a con troversy over the two over how many committee meetings there were and how many Hickenlooper attended Hickenlooper said his at endance record was as good as any of the other members of the committee Loveland said Thursday night that so far as he could learn Hick enlooper had not authorized re lease of the record The republican candidate he said cannot prove his contention that he attended 30 out of 34 meetings this year He attended only 30 in the whole two years of the present Profoundly Shocked New York Hall sec retary of the communist party said Wednesday that like all our fellow Americans we communists were profoundly shocked by the apparent attempt to assassinate President Truman Pilots Spot Chinese Reds on Way From Manchuria AP Wirepholo UN FORCES IN RETREAT IN KOREA the Unsan area where elements of the U S 1st cavalry division are trapped attacking North Koreans swept to within 47 miles of Pyongyang The red advance caused a retreat of almost 50 miles by UN troops on the west coast In the northeast marines started a drive toward Chang jin but were stopped by a red encircling move Claims China Ready for FullScale Intervention By RUTHERFORD POATS Friday of preparing for fullscale intervention in the Korean war Thousands of Chinese troops already aretfighting United Nations forcesin northern Korea and more are cross ing from Manchuria They helped Korean reds throw back UN armies when vic tory almost was within the allied grasp Red leaders have not yet told the Chinese people that Chinese troops are in action in Korea But the Chinese communists have thrown the full facilities of their vast propaganda machine intoa furious campaign to whip up pop ular support for Chinese inter vention Full Contribution The extent and tenor of the campaign indicates that Chinese president Mao Tzetung and his cohorts intend to make a full greater contribution to their North Korean comrades Diplomatic quarters in Tokyo are keeping an anxious eye on the situation They looked to Lake Success to take cognizance of this new development and wondered what the United Nationswill do about it Usually informed quarters said Gen Douglas MacArthur also is watching the situation closely and making his regular reports to Washington It was not known just what evaluation he has placed on Chinas intervention Wear OwnUniforms1 He has not believed UK have made airy extraordinary recom mendations yet There had been a growing feel ing Here that China would not enter the Korean war especially at this late date However Korean reports tellofChinese troops tak ing up frontline positions in in creasing strength many of them in Chineseuniforms Man Overcome Fighting Fire Overcome by heat and suffering from a heart attack caused by fighting a fire in his house Ralph Ward 415 E State was taken to Mercy hospital Thursday night His1 condition reported as good Friday morning by hospital attendants The fire department was called at p m to Wards house where the 1st floor closet and its contents were ablaze A bedroom was also involved and the entire dwelling charged with smoke Ward had attempted to throw water on the fife and the exertion and smoke evidently brought on the attack firemen said They used an inhalator on him for 20 minutes before he was taken to the hospital by ambulance Cause of the lire is unknown OLD SCHOOL BURNS Ccntervillc schoolhouse northwest of Center ville one of the oldest schools in the county burned to the ground Thursday UN Ratifies VetoFree Peace Patrol New York 7P The UN gen eral assembly ratified Friday Sec retary of State Achesons plan for a vetofree system of collective security on a world basis Backers of the plan said it was designed to discourage any new Koreantype aggression It will prevent a freezing of UN peace preserving activities by a vetoin the security council Vote Peace Patrol The resolution calls for a peace patrol to check on the worlds trouble spots the calling of emergencyassembly sessions on 24 hours notice and the earmark ing and training of military units by member nations for UNuse By overwhelming majorities the assembly voted down a series of soviet amendments which would have emasculated the resolution Weather Report FORECAST Mason and colder Fri day night Saturday fair and cold High Saturday 50 Low Friday night 20 to 25 Iowa Slowly clearing Friday night Northerly winds dimin ishing Friday night Low Friday night 20 to 25 north 24 to 28 south Saturday sunny with slightly higher afternoon tem peratures high 48 to 55 Fur ther outlook Sunday fair windy and warmer Monday partly cloudy and turning cool er General warming Tuesday and Wednesday Iowa 5Day Weather Temperatures will range from 5 to 10 degrees below normal at the beginning of the period to near normal by the end of the 5day period Normal high 48 north 55 south Normal low 29 north 33 south Somewhat warmer middle to the end of the period Rainfall will average onetenth inch or less in wide ly scattered showers at the be ginning of the period Miimesota Partly cloudy with freezing temperatures Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and warmer Low Friday night 2030 High Saturday 4652 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 50 Minimum 34 8 a m 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 18 2 U S Regiments Are Surrounded Seoul S pilots Friday reported troops in Chi nese Manchuria are pushing toward North Korea where United Nations forces are reeling back in virtually every sec tor from a furious communist counterattack Allied reinforcements have been rushed to the flaming borderland Two American regiments have been surrounded by t h e combined l n LA North Korean and Chinese Pay Raise May Price Increase Omaha Nebr North western Bell Telephone company Friday proposed a basic wage in crease for its employes but warned that higher telephone bills might result J H Kremers company vice president said the proposal pro vides for increases of S3 to per week on top rates of wage sched ules in the larger cities and in creases of to per week in the smaller exchanges Starting pay for new employes would be raised from to dependingon location The companys employes in Ne braska Minnesota Iowa and the Dakotas are represented by divi sion 45 of the Communication Workers of America The union has been asking that its contract entered into with the compaliy last June be reopened for wage talks Set Deadline J W Boustead the been set for talks on the proposal He said a preliminary study of the offer indicates the increases of and 5 dont cover top many of our 17000 people In one category the proposed new schedule would represent a pay decrease of 50 cents a week he said Boustead said the union also will object to a proposed oneyear extension of the present contract which now is due to expire next June The companys offer carries no provisions for reopening the contract and in effect would freeze wages for 19 months he said Boustead said he fears the average increase in the companys offer does not come up to general increases over the country as a whole and said the companys of fer increases the pay spread be tween small and large cities which the union holds objection able Offer After Study Kremers said the offer was made after studies revealed an upward wage in the 5state territory North western Bell The offered increase he said was made even though the pres ent wage contract runs until June 24 1951 and is in keeping with our policy to pay wages that are in line with those paid others in the community performing work re quiring comparable skill and abil ity If the proposal is accepted the higher wage costs plus other re cently increased expenses will make it necessary to reprice tele phone service In Des Moines C L Sampson vice president and general man ager of the company in Iowa said the firm had no definite plans for repricing telephone service in Iowa However it is obvious Samp son said that if the wage offer is accepted the increased costs of furnishing telephone service will be very substantial and it will be necessaryto give consideration to the matter of repricing some of our services Sampson said the upward wage movement in Iowa fully justifies this wage offer forces now attacking in great strength on the northwest front U S 8tii army headquarters called the situation very serious DivisionWithdraws The U S 24th division wliich had reached to within 15 miles of the Manchurian border was forced to withdraw 50 road miles to ChongJu to avoid encircle ment The heaviest fightingjwas in the Unsan area The reds using 82 mm rockets mm howitzers and recoilless weapons not pre viously encountered by the allies fought savagely Gen MacArthurs intelligence spokesman characterized the bat tle in the UnsanOnjong area as a large scale defensive action and Korean Power Dam Key to ChinaStand Washington ff An arinjr description of the Sulho power dam on theKoreanManchurian border underlined Friday why communist troops are defendine it fiercely A spokesman the army told reporters that thiSf Japa DIES OF POLIO Shenandoah Saw yer 44 of Shenandoah died in Mercy hospital at Council Bluffs Thursday night of polio He was taken to the hospital Saturday and has been in an iron lung SAME Blick IU means la SI hoin comparison this is about two thirds thejHooyer dam on the Colorado river Asked what he intentionof United Nations forces is con cerning the huge Suiho power project in case reach the Korean side of it the spokesman said he does hot know Neither would he discuss the strategic value of Suiho and ita allied projects beyond giving descriptive data in response to reporters Questions Nevertheless the importance is obviousIf it remains entirely in communists hands its power can be denied to the noncom munist part of Korea Onthe other hand should United Na tions forces reach the Korean part of the power project and turn it over to the reans this would give non communists a handin control of the power flow both to Korea and communist Manchuria not a said United Nations forces still the initiative in North Korea as a whole y The sharp red attacks en dangered the right flank of Brir tish commonwealth forces how ever and they too were forced to fall back Elements of two U S 1st cav alry division regiments were cut off and badly mauled south of Unsan Pushing south of Unsan the reds knifed to within two miles of Kunu and were only 47 miles north of Pyongyang fallen communist capital Marines Meet Chinese Only the U S 7th marine regi ment jumping off from Sudong 20 miles south of the Changjin reservoir on the northeast front attempted to drive forward It was forced to pull up sharply when the enemy described asChinese reds began a pincers movement endangering the regiments east andwest flanks Thirteen American tanks were captured by the communists ini theUnsan Thursday The North Koreans bolstered by what now appear to be major elements of the Chinese red army probably have more than 12 divisions al though all may not be up to full strength Speaking of the UnsanOnjong actionan allied intelligence of ficer said the full capabilities of the newly built up communist forces had not yet been ascer tained Reinforcements Rushed Allied reinforcements were rushed northward to meet the menacing new threat U S 2nd di vision troops pushedtothe Chong chori river about 40 miles north of Pyongyang They presumably were at Anju site of tbeChong chon beachhead now imperilled by the communistsThe reds but 17 miles northeast of Anju After its hasty retreat from borderland the U S 24th division was 23 miles west of the bridge head   

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