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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                If You Havent Voted You Have Shirked a Citizens Duty NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER fDlttD FOR HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N E I G H I 0 RS HOME EDITION VOL LVI1 Auociatcd Pwi UtUtad Frtw Full LMM Wfcw Ccoti a MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7 1950 This Paper Consists of Two Oam U GlobeGazette photo by Musser WflERED MAMA Foxrtwo years old is Battleapprehensive as to where his mother went behind the curtain He is the son of Mr and MrsDick D Fox of 230 15tii S E and Mrs Fox is votingearlyin the lobby of the Roosevelt fieldhouse the voting place for the 2nd precinct 3rd ward Voting was heavyin the early hbursJTuesday in Mason City precincts Voting in Mason City Heavy for OffPresidential Year MasonCityvote in thegen electionTuesday was heavy for an offyear up p m and was almost as large as in the presi dential vote two years ago The tabulation showed 4215 Votes cast in a check between and 2 p m at the 8 polling places This compared with 4358 in the presidential election of 1948 and 2796 for 1946 Heaviest vote in recent years wasat the 1940 elec tion when the GlobeGazette re corded 6105ivotes cast by Several precinct voting places reported persons waiting in line to cast their ballots 7 aT mrAll voting places inIowa close p m and balloting is consistently heavier during the evening than for the forenoon and early after noon Voting places are located as f ol wardschool administrationbuilding 2nd pre cinct 1st ward waterworks 1st precinct 2nd ward courthouse 2nd 2nd ward McKinley school 1st precinct 3rd ward city hall basement 2nd precinct 3rd ward Roosevelt junior highlobby 1st precinct 4th ward S R ga rage 2nd precinct 4th ward Mad ison school The vote by precincts tabulated between and 2 pin was as follows with comparisons for pre vious 1940 3846 750 r603 IP 1W 2P 1W IP 2W 2P 2W 1P3W 645 1200 850 790 IP 4W650 2P 4W 560 246 370 283 464 316 233 181 1948 507 476 752 433 862 381 712 235 1950 487 506 428 869 328 703 6105 2i79643584215 Woman Dies in Collision at Swea City Swea JHHplcomb 12 was killed at the Main street intersection of high 9 here at m Tuesday the car in which she was 1 riding collided with a gasoline truck She was decapitatedwhen the truckran overher Mrs Hplcomb was riding with Miss ISmily Molirie hadj list voted L at the polls arid the two were in dp some shopping when the cplliision occurred Both were thrown from the car Miss Moline was uninjured outside ofr bruises and shock The truck was driven by Gerald J Ferris of Algona Deputy Donald Wood and Coroner John Schutter investigated the crash It was not indicated tliat aninquest would be necessary Mrs Holcomb lived with her husband an invalid in Swea City They moved i to townfrom the country about 5 years ago There is a large family of children and atepchildren DDES OF INJURIES Clinton Mundy 21 of Clintondiedin Mercy hospital Monday x afternoon of injuries suffered Oct 28 when his farm tractor and a trailer truck were tn collision on highway 30 a mile and a naif east Voting Heavy Around State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tight hot race for the U S senate and an intensive getout thejote campaign brought early heavy turnouts at many of the polls Tuesday In Des Moines early voting was running in many pre cincts and east side residential sections1 There were waiting lines at a number of Des Momes voting centers before the doors opened at 7 a m However early voting at Cres indicated a total about the same as the offyear 1946 elec tion It wasconsiderably below the 1948 figure Estherville said that the vote to tal there at was nearly as heavy as 4 years ago About 400 hadvoted by Tuesday It was generally cloudy over the state yith some rain reported Many cities and communities have conducted a campaign to get out voters In Des Moines gold feathers were distributed as in dividuals finished voting Boy Scouts conducted a doortodoor canvass urgingresidents Telephone committees posters newspaper advertisements have beenused Insome church bells and sirens were sounded to remind citizens itwas election day At the voting was heavy for early in the morn ing withabout 1500 A local issue involving the proposedannexation of 1440 acres of fringe territory into thevcity has created considerable interest Election officials in Council Bluffswere predicting oneof the heaviest votes in history City registration is atrarecord high The spirited congressional fight between Ben F Jensen RIowa and A Hart democrat of CouncilvBluffs has created considerable interest Charles reported i an crease of more than 200 votes at noon Tuesdayrcompared the same timeinthe 1946i election A gonetOthe Tuesday Democrats in Lead at School Students Givie To te Start Over Schanke pempcrats ledtHevotingin the early returns of the high school science classesTuesday When thecountingwaSiCutoff at 2 p m Loveland was lead ihg Bourke B Hickenlooper for U S senator 212 to174 Lester S Gilletteheld an edge overGoy WS Beardsley in the governors race leading by 191 to 177 r WJHNicholas was leading his opponent Iver Christoffersen for to 149 In therace for state represent ative WH Tatethe republican candidate turnedthe tables on A M Schanke leading his demo cratic oppnoent 210to 179 Cal Dwan democratic candidate for sheriff was leading Oscar Jewell by 258 tof36 Tough Senate Race Tops Iowa Election Interest By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines toughest senatorial contest Iowa a key farm strfte has seen in years closed Monday night on a comparatively peaceful note It still was anybodys guess as to the outcome To a man the discerning observers said it would be close The battle was between S Senator Bburke B Hicken looper seeking republican re election and Albert J Loveland former U S undersecretary of agriculture the democrat In the climax of the campaign ing last Saturday night Hicken looper shouted infamous lie Loveland retorted Vhysterical de They referred to Lovelands ch arge that Hickenlooper had been lax about attendance at sen ate agriculture committee meet ings Costint Hickenlooper said the adminis trations foreign policy in the far east has failed and is now cost ing the lives of thousands of American boys and threatens world war three Election of a strong republican administration he said could re establish sound government and create a new confidence in our country and peacein the world Loveland who quit his 17500 ayear Washington job to make the race won the democratic nom ination with a campaign advocat ing the controversial Brannan farm plan But he bowed to the wishes of the later democratic state convention Afterward whenever he sup ported the principles of the plan he didnt mention it by name He backed President Truman strongly Hickenlooper who played a prominent part in both the atomic energy commission and state de partment investigations in his 1st term struck at PresidentTruman through Loveland The senator repeatedly ham mered the plan of U S Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Bran nan He referred frequentlyto ad ministration appeasement of cem mumsts and bungling at home He pleaded for a halt in govern ment Socialization Another question up for decision is whether Iowa wants a conven tion for revision and amendment of the constitution Iowa has to vote on this proposition every 10th year and this is the year Predict G O P Success9 The state alsowill con gressmen a and a full slate ofstate offices Observers foresaw reelection of at least6 and possibly all 8 of the G O Pcongressmen Meanwhile the topflight candi dates scattered to their homes where they will cast their ballots Tuesday Some of them will remain at home to hear the verdict Tuesday night Others will assemble at the major parties state headquarters here to listen to the returns All scanned the skies for indica tions of any weather change through the voting hours Polls opened at 7 ain and will close at 8 p m What Weather Means Good weather generally means Farmers go to the fields and not allof vtbem go to the polls Bad weather normally means Farmers vote precipitation hampers their travelto polling places some city people dont venture out duck hunters get best results in rough weather arid when its vlike that some of them dont bother to vote The state conservation commission said there are enough duck hunt ers in Iowa to swing a closevote one way or another depending upon how many of them vote U S Senator Bourke B Hicken looper seeking republican reelec tion was at Cedar Rapids to He planned tobe with friends either at a hotel or at the home of a friend Albert J Loveland democratic senatorial nominee was on his farm near Janesvilleand planned to vote near there He intended to return to democratic state head quarters to hear the returns Gov William S Beardsleywas at hisfarm home near Vir ginia said he would vote near there and remain at home to listen to the results LesterS Gillette democratic nominee for governor was on his Fostoria to vote near there and be either there or at democratic state headquarters Tuesday night Parties Arranged Robert K Goodwin republican state chairman voted in Des Moines He arranged anelection party for P candidates Tues day night at therepublican cam paign headquarters j Jake More democratic state chairman cast an absent voter ballot in advance he could be at stateheadquarters for a lis teningin party he arranged for democratic nominees Tuesday night Among those who planned to join the republican electionparty are King Palmer Hickehloopers campaign manager and Allen Whitfield BeardsleyV campaign manager UN Confers on How to Treat China By STANLEY JOHNSON Lake Success Na tions diplomats conferred Tuesday on how to handle General MacAr thurs charges that communist China has sent her troops into Korea They have only 24 hours to make one of the most significant deci sions in the history of the world organization The security council meets in emergency session Wed nesday morning to consider the charges There was the fear that World war III might erupt if they label the Chinese reds aggressors and authorize UN military action to combat them Such a war seemed inevitable if Russia supported her communist government in Peiping On the other hand was the knowledge that the world looked to the UN to take a clearcut stand opposing aggression Two Missing Facts Diplomats in the face of these alternatives were puzzled Two basic facts which could decisively sway their decisions were missing 1 How deeply committed red China isto theKorean war 2 What Moscows attitude would be in case of a war involv ing the United Nations against communist Chin a They sought a resolutionto pre sent to the security council ful filling ihe UNs antiaggression aims and yet not leading directly to an irrevocable war commitment Responsible diplomatic circles said Monday night that western diplomats currently favor a re the UNs order for all states to refrain from giving aid to the without men tioning China by name Such a its only ref erence to China would say that it took into account the latest report from General MacArthur about Chinese intervention It also would contain a clause reempha sizing UN determination to remove its troops from Korea as soon as possible Western governments it js un derstood are making every effort to avoid putting red China into a position where she would either be forcedinto open war or forced to acknowledgearetreatThey want to help Peiping save face now to prevent all out war later Look to Diplomacy The Americanposition issaid to be that real intervention is already a matter of record but that it may be possible to get the Peiping gov ernment out of Koreaby diplo matic pressure rather than mili tary action TheU S is skeptical of the view held by some other UN that red troops are in Korea merely to guard the border power dams whichvare vital to Manchurian industry The Russians havegiven no in dication what their attitude would be to the suggested resolution Some western delegates are of the opinion that theywould refrain from vetoing a resolution which merely restates aprevious position because such a veto would auto matically handtheissueover to the vetofree assembly This would occurs under the as semblys recently acquired powers to use to combat aggression when the security coun cil is hamstrung by a veto These sources say the Russians would prefer the security council resolution which automatically would entail a waiting period to see if theChinese reds unpredictable assembly action Other sources however feel that Russia is too deeply committed to China to refrain from using her veto in its defense Airliner Carrying 21 Missing in West Butte Mont An airliner carrying 21 persons disappeared in swirling snow over the Continen tal Divide southeast of Butte Tues day v Several hours later ground par ties headed for the rugged coun try to check reports that several persons heard a terrific explosion The westbound northwest air liner1 with 17 passengers and 4 crew members aboard left Helena at a m headed for Butte The pilot radioed at a m He was over Whitehall about 50 miles south of Helena starting his descent at 10500 feet Yanks Expand F North of Red River Line A AP Wirephoto AIR DUEL HIGHLIGHTS KOREAN teen U F51 Mustang lightersTuesdayengagedRus sianbuilt jet fighters ia the longest air battle of the Korean war over the Sinuijiarea In the Yonghung area Puerto Rican and other UN forces beat back a strong red attack The rest of the battle line broken line remained quiet except for a series of skir mishes in the Charigj in reservoir area Tread Lightly on Aggression Report U S Favors Simple Demand That China Cease Aid By EDWARD E BOMAR Washington The United States stepping gingerly in the ticklish Korean situation was re ported Tuesday to favor a simple demand by the United Nations se curity council that the Chinese communists cease their aid to North Korea Informed officials told a re porter thiscontemplated course wouldnot include any chargeof aggression and would not irrevoc ably link the Peipingcommunist regime with the dispatchof Chinesemilitary units Gen Douglas MacArthurof ficially advised the UN Monday these Chinese red forces are now opposing his UN troops Avoid Showdown The state departmentwas knownto be consulting with other npncommunist governments on a proposal for UN action designedto avoid an immediate showdown over Chinese intervention This would be a continuation of past U S policy which has been aimed at wiping out the commu nist aggressions in Korea without taking anystep which might in volve the tremendous land armies of communist China in the fight ing Gravely concerned over the ex plosive possibilities of the last few days American authorities made it plain the U S wants to avoid any actionnow which would make it difficult for the communists to reverse or change their course These officialsstill considered it entirely possible that the Chinese may limit their aid to the troops across the b6rder and even withdraw them that 2 MacArthur will be able to deal decisivelywith thethreat before it worlens No Favoring the Nationalists There was no official favor for the proposal by Senator Knowland a telegram1 to Secretary of State Acheson that an offer of Chinese nationalist troops by Chiang Kaishek be ac cepted ChiangSjproposaltosend 33000 of his troops into Korea to fight against the North Korean reds was turned down last July on grounds that his divisions were aeeded on Formosa to protect that last nationalist island stronghold against possible red invasion Knowland declared that the real reasonChiangs offer was turned down was fear that the presence ofnationalists in Korea might in volve the Chinese communists in fighting there and he Since that hasnow happened anyway General MacArthur should forthwith be authorized to accept with thanks on behalf of the UN the generous offer of the republic of China and to all the noncommunists to help resist ag gressive communistsin that area of the world It is certainly time UN and the U S to stop kowtowing to the Chinese communist regime1 Knowlandsaid Senator Connally D on the other saidthat while he regretted the Korean situation he was confident we shall work out of the difficulty and will ulti mately triumph in Korea Weaker Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and cool Tuesday night with light showers Cloudy and turning cooler Wednesday Low Tues day night 40 High Wednesday 40 Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tcred showers through Wednes day Low Tuesday night 35 to 40 north 45 south High Wed nesday 45 to 55 Further Cloudy and colder Thursday with high in low 40s Continued cold Friday with more rain FiveDay Iowa Weather Outlook Occasional rain Tuesday night and Wednesday Turning colder Wednesday night Continued cold Thursday through the weekend Rain likely again about Friday Temperatures will average two degreesbelow normal Normal high 52Normal 32 Rainfall will average near onefourth of an inch i Minnesota Mostly cloudy through Wednesday Snow flurries ex north portion Tuesday night and northeast portion Wednesday A few scattered showers south portion Tuesday night or early Wednesday Cold er northwest portion Tuesday night and in north and west centralportions Wednesday Low Tuesday night 2530 north west to near 34 southeast High Wednesday 2832 to near 45 southeast IN MASON CITY weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 50 Minimum 15 At 8 a m 36 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 64 33 SAME IUf nth U knn Chinese Withdrawal on Ground a Puzzle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United Nations forces expanded their slim bridgehead north of the Chongchon river Tuesday as some communists mysteriously withdrew on the northwest Korean warfront Two U S 24th division regiments said the British Com monwealth brigade moved ahead two and onefourth miles 40000000 Cast Votes on Congress after a heavy air bombing in the Pakchon area northwest of the bridgehead atAnju There was little oppositionon this front although red concentrations had applied heavy pressure as late as Monday U S propellordriyen mustang fighters routed speedier Russian built jets in an 85minute air bat of the Si nuiju just across the Yalu river from ManchuriaThree of thered jets were reported said no U S planes were lost Chinese Let Up In the northcentral sectorChi nese red resistance eased suddenly in front of U S marinesdriving through frigid mountain passes toward theChangjin reservoir The marines lead 7th regi ment virtually stalled 4 days by the stiff red Chinese defense moved almost a mile up a twisting river gorge and seized a towering 4000foot ridge This was the dominating point south of the res ervoir 36 miles northwest of But communist resistance mounted in one northeast sector A U S 7th division combat pa trol north of Pungsan reported it was under attack by a hell of a lot of NorthKoreans The patrol5 was on bank of ihe UngLrjver Carrier based marine Hew in to give air support Allied officers were perplexed They speculated the Chinese were regrouping for a largescale at tack or deployingto new lines General MacArthur placed the issue of Chinese red intervention in the war before the United Nations1 Monday The United States asked the UN se curity council to consider the mat ter Wednesday morning The 85niinute air combat over the northwest corner of Korea pitted U propellerdriven F51 Mustang fighters against an un reported number of faster Rus sianmade jets Yanks Undamaged It started over the Sinuiju area just across the Yalu river from communist Manchuria when 4 Mustangswere jumped by the red jets In all 16 Mustangs got into the dogfighting the5th air force said U S F80 jets were called but arrived too late None of the American planes was damaged The Mustangs claimed hits on 3 of the red jets which fled into Manchuria Foiir Russianbuilt jets were in thefirst attacking wave They were described as MIG15sa late Russian model with sweptback wings and reported speed around 670 an hour The American jets operating in Korea Lockheed F80 Shooting Stars are slower In Tokyo MacArthurs head quarters said it had no informa tion that North Koreans had been trained to fly jets Regain Lost Ground Red forces in the Chongchon river bridgehead area north of withdrew after 24th division counterattacked1 Monday The doughboys regained ground lost in early morning en emy attacks South Korean patrols entered he deserted nomansland town of Won northeast of Anju Mon day night The ROKs reported herewereno red troopsin the pwn but enemy forces occupied nearby hills Alliedtroopsand artillery turned sack several probing attacks Mon day night and Tuesday north of Anju and northeast of Kunu They were small scale Airmen spotted red troops and supplies rolling south from the Yalu river on Manchurias border to the fighting front But an expected fullscale at tackby 3 to 4 Chinese andKo rean red divisions failed tode velop Ill be damned if I can figure this one a 1st corps staff offi cer complained Yanks Skeptical They had us off balance when1 hey first hit us but failed to drive ahead I dont understand what heyre up to but I dont like the ooksof it But AP Correspondent Jack MacBeth with the 1st corps said allied officers were not inclined to write off the reds particularly the Chinese Early Returns Show Republicans Demos Lead Where Expected By JACK BELL Associated Press First reports from the voting in Tuesdays congressional J elections furnished no cans were out in front in normal G O P territory and the demo crats led in areas they usually control But the figures available in afternoon representing only a handful of anexpected 40000OQO ormorev ballot fragmentary to vhave any real meaning They camej frohj tered precincts in 6nlyw SL V i a M tea w G senator in normkllyrrepublican Kansas on incomplete returns from the states 2973j precincts I f J i In Massachusetts Democratic Governor Paul Dever got 133 votes to 112 for Republican Arthur W Coolidge in the1st counting in the town of Hull Dever carried townrabout two toone inthe election of two years ago Pte Aux Barques Mich al ways an early reporter went re publican10 to3 in the governors race That compared with 15 to 1 G O P in 1948 The nearest thing to a showing of a shift came from a small New Hampshire precinct Republican Grov Sherman Adams who carried it 11 to 1 two years ago trailed Democrat Robert P Bingham S to 4 From most of the country there were reports of a heavy vote Hot contests in the big population states helped pile up the ballots and pointed toward a record total for en offyear election Long lines formed at polling places in Ohio where Senator Rob ert A Republican to battling Democrat Joe Ferguson for the senateThe turn out of voters was heavy also in New York New Jersey Massa chusetts and other key states In 32 states the voters were sicking governors as well as help ng to decide whether the demo crats xr republicans will control congress in the two critical ahead At stake lor congress were 432 house and 36 senate seats Despite the bitterness of many campaigns some were the rough est toughest of many years the forenoon hours passed without any violence or incidents To guard against disorders New York City put all of its 19000 po ice on duty and backed them up with 1000 special deputies and Kindreds of civilian volunteer watchers forlaw violations A President Votes Straight Out in Independence Mo dent Truman was among the early voters He cast his ballot in a gymnasium building shortly after a m Did you vote the straight dem ocratic ticket a reporter asked lim Oh sure what would you ex sect the president of the United States replied For1 most the Tcountry the weather was good There were ight showers early in the day iight raitf lell Predictions from national and itate election officials pointed to i total vote of around 42000000 3y comparison the largest vote ever cast before in nonprtii dential election year was 37304 380 in 1938 One state was not voting lay in the congressional Maine elected a If   

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