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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER IDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSrAMR THAT MAKIS ALL NOITH I 0 W A N S N E I G H I 0 RS LVU AMOctatcd tnm and UoltwJ Full Wira Cento MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19 1959 This Paper Consists of Two M Yahk Forces Link to Build Stronger Line Across Korea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The allies forged a steel band across North Koreas nar row waist Friday with the linkup of U S 10th corps forces from the east and 8tharmy elements from the west AP Correspondent William Jofden reported the linkup was made southeast of Tokchon in northcentral Korea It came as Chinese communists just north of the Manchurian border continued their ominous buildup of re ported at some 300000 Other Chinese red forces already in Korea estimated at about 60000 were withdrawing into far Mason City Population About 27700 City Retheck Shows North Koreas wooded tain fastness under constant lashing by allied air power Volunteers U S planeshit 10 Russianbuilt tanks transport southeas of the border Communist China radio broad casts called the Chinese troops volunteers MacArthurs intelligence spokes man in Tokyo said the Chinese are continuing tp cross the bound try in largenumbers American FBO jet fighter bombers struck heavily at a ma jor crossing railhighway bridge spanning the Yalu at bomb rubbled Sinuiju in extreme north west Korea Bridge Blasted The U S 5th air force reported adirect hit on the bridge with a 1000pound general purpose bomb No mention was made of any hits on a newer railway bridge across the Yalu at Sinuiju Both spans were targets in Wednesdays massive B29 raid that virtually wiped out Sinuiju U S navy carrier planes made a followup attack on the two bridges Thurs day and reported direct hits No red fighter plane opposition was reported at Sinuiju but Amer ican B29s were attacked 10 miles to the northeast in araid onUiju on the south bank of the Yalu MacArthurs spokesman said the big bombers met fighter op position and antiair craft fire But he had no report on whether any of the flight of knocked down Nor did he say whether the red fighters were jets Allied air men estimated the n d 300 military planes of which two are fighters and include thirds jets OnePound Baby Girl Dies After 6 Days unt Pay is i who weighed only a pound died early Friday She wasnt quite 6 days old The infant born 21 months prematurely was one 01 the smallest babies ever born alive in Canada The tiniest in Canadian records was Hugh McGillivray of North Sydney N S who weighed 14 ounces at ftirth and lived 2i years Demand UN Ask Chinese to Leave By MAX HAKKELSON Lake The United States and 5 other nations formal ly demanded Friday that the United Nations security council call for the immediate withdrawal of Chinese communist forces from Korea A resolution was circulated to council members shortly before a council meeting The proposal also reaffirmed previous UN ap peals for all countries to refrain from aiding the North Korean communists In addition to the United States other sponsors of the proposal were Britain France Cuba Nor way arid Ecuador With the ex pected support of nationalist hina the resolution was virtu ally assured the necessary 7vote majority It was generally believed how ever that Russia would use the veto and throw the whole issue over to the vetofree general as sembly under the newlyadopted Acheson plan for meeting aggres council has invited red Mason City will come up with a final census figure of approxi mately 27700 the Chamber of Commerce announced Friday fol lowing a report on a recheck made by 500 volunteers in October This recheck revealed the names of 477 persons who believed they were missed but did hot show a total population for The city as large as that of the official census takers whose final figure was 27593 The recheck did however add another 84 persons to the popula tion and it is believed that with other additions now seen as pcis sible the total will go over the 27700 mark compared with the census figures of 27080 in 1940 248 Not Named Roy VPeel director of the cen sus reported through Senator Guy M Gillette that when a check ot the 477 names submitted by Ma son City was made against census schedules it was found that 229 names were included in the origi nal enumeration The 248 persons not named on the schedules were given an opportunity by mail to fill in the census forms A total of 84 such forms were received by the census bureau through Wednesday night Oct 25 and these were added to the of ficial census figure City Mr Peel stated for Mason non The hina to send a lere to explain communist troops representative Chinese are in Korea but the States and some other delegates were anxious to go ahead with debate without waiting for the Peipmg represetT ative to arrive Marie smallest who of the Dionne were born two months one pound 10 ounces Jerris mother 28 year old Mrs Bert Davis was unattended when the child was born last Saturday She was about 8 inches in length smaller than mostdolls WeatherReport FORECAST Mason City Clear and coid Fri day night with low 8 to 14 above Saturday increasing cloudiness and slowly rising temperature Some chance of light snow late Saturday after noon or evening High Saturday near 40 Iowa Clear Friday night with low 8 to 14 above north 14 to 18 south Increasing cloudiness with slowly rising temperatures Saturday Southsoutheasterly winds 1520 MPH and high Saturday 35 to 45 west 30 to 35 east Further outlook Con siderable cloudiness Sunday and Monday some rain or snow likely Fiveday Iowa weather outlook Temperatures will average from 4 to 6 degrees below normal highs 44 to 50 Normal lows 26 to 30 Warmer late Saturday Turning colder again vlate Sunday Followed by little change remainder of the period Precipitation will average less than onetenth of an inch oc curring as a rain or snow about Sunday or Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy a little colder Friday night in extreme southeast and near Lake Su periorSaturday mostly cloudy rising temperature south and west followed by light snow west and south central portions Low Friday night 512 except around zero some localities in northeast and north central por tions High Saturday ranging from 2226 in northeast to 3040 in extreme southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 26 Minimum 11 At 8 am 11 TEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 37 Business Forms Group to Stop Profits Levy Washington important section of big business closed ranks Friday against enactment of an excess profits tax With the taxwriting house ways and means committee start ing hearings Wednesday more than 100 business executives an nounced formation of an gency committee to oppose an excess profits levy and to urge in its place sound emergency corporate taxation The committee in a statement called the excess profitstax a breeder of inflationary waste and extravagance which it said was demoralizing to prudent mana gerial judgment Acknowledging that business profits must bear thenfair share of increased taxation it suggest ed a defense tax increase in the level of corporate taxes and pre vention of undue profits from defense contracts by effective negotiation and renegotiation pro cedures BeardsleyRural author of the present income tax withholding plan was one of those active in formationof thebusiness group Leon Henderson former OPA chief is one of its consulting eco nomists Rurnl in a separate statement called the excess profits equitable and and said ho excess profits tax has ever been devised that will not do more harm than good That the volunteer census check ers directed by a Junior Chamber of Commerce organization did an excellent job is the general opin ion of those who directed the big project Brought Extra Names The recheck accomplished two things It did turn up extra names andit did confirm that generally speaking the work of the official census takers last spring was well done some census districts the vol unteers came within a very few of the same figures and in one district with the identical figure of the official In some districts the checkers did find persons who believed they were missed to make up a total list of 477 Change Evident The result Chamber officials stated confirm a number of facts First it must be admittedthat the growth of TMason Citylong a leader in the state percentage wise slowed down the last decade despite building ot more than 800 homes and many other evi dences of physical growth In the 2nd place it is known that there has been a large growth outside the city limits and in Clear Lake Many former residents of Mason City are living in Clear Lake Finally it reflects the na tionwide change from an average of 4 persons for each dwelling to an average of about 33 in the 1950 census What this can mean to a city with 8000 dwellings is illustrated when 8000 is multiplied by 4 and again by 33 A city have had 32000 when the average was 4 would come up with 26000 under present day national av erages Incidentally Mason City under this census was found to have 8400 dwellings or individual living places Officers of the Chamber of Commerce and of its junior divi sion which did the work on this census are again thanking the several hundred persons who made this volunteer check Drivers Warned to Renew Licenses Des Moines state de partment of public safety warned Iowa motorists that if they do not renew their drivers licenses on tune they must pass a complete examination before a new license can be issued Safety Commissioner Pearl W McMurry said many motorists may still be expecting to receive reminder cards which the depart ment mailed out for two years after the birthday license law was enacted Under this law li censes expire on the date of birth McMurry said the practice of mailing out reminder cards was discontinued last July 1 to save the biennial cost Contract Awarded Lake Mills The state has awarded the contract for printing the Annals of Iowa quarterly publication of the state historical society to the Graphic Publishing company of Lake Mills for a page number undetermined V Gets Murder Charge by Grand Jury Washington IP A federal grand jury Friday indicted Oscar Collazo 37yearold Puerto Rican for murder in connection with the Nov 1 attempt on President Tru mans life The chargeis based on the kill ing of Leslie Cof felt 40 white house guard when Collazo and Griselio Tbrresola tried to shoot their way into Blair house the presidents temporary residence Torresola was killed in the rain of bullets from guards which felled Collazo with wounds in the chest and shoulder Conviction of murder carries the possibility of a death sentence in the District of Columbia From the stories of eyewit nesses there is some evidence that Torresola actually shot Cof felt But under District of Co lumbia law when two or more persons engage in a felony and kill some one all are considered equally liable to charges of mur der Collazo has been held under guard at Gallinger hospital a city operated institution Shortly after the indictment was announced the hospital reported he was being moved to the city jail Algpnq Dairyman Pushes Butter Use Des Moines from Iowa and several other states Thursday discussed ways ofmaking butter a food with a Wind Whips Fire Through San Bernardino Bernardino Cal fanned by a 50mile wind raced through a sparselysettled residen tial district in the foothills on the citys north edge Friday forcing hundreds of residents to flee Firemen said they thought they had the blaze controlled after a 4hour fight but in the confusion could not give an accurate esti mate of the number of homes de stroyed Ithad varied during the early morning from dozens to hun dreds to 6 police said The fire department reported 14 men injured as a result of the flames and the high winds Most of them suffered facial cuts and eye injuries from flying debris and cinders All were given emergency treat ment and none of the injuries was described as serious Dust Hides Fire So fierce was the wind that the paint was blasted off one U S forest service truck Sometimes you couldnt even see the fire the dust got so bad one fireman related The sand blew in great clouds through narrow Cajon pass which leads throughthe San Bernardino mountains to the Mojave desert Police estimated that nearly 300 persons were evacuated from the region and gfrven refuge in a school Most of them had time to don street clothes although a few could be seen in bathrobes Police commandeered city buses to evacuate the residents Every body was grimy with soot and sand It got in your eyes and you could feel the grit on your teeth Mrs JohnBaker whose home was saved by a wind shift said her neighborhood was a roaring the heat was terrific One burned home was the 000 colonial of Mrs Russell M Gray She said she awoke about a m and I looked out the window and saw the garage ablaze I grabbed Kay her daufhttr dish ed out firemen and they went back and carried out by 85yearold mother JThe latter was treated at a Red Cross emergency center for shock She was not injured The winds swept stinging sands fighters and carried embers for over a mile At one point the fire jumped 8 blocks setting a roof afire All the citys fire equipment some 30 trucks plus help from nearby communities of Redlands Colton and Rialto ranged along the fire line Help Arrives San Bernardinos northern sec tor runs into the mountainsand it was there that the fire started apparently from a power line blown down bythe near gale For a halfdozen blocks just below where the mountains start their steep ascent to milehigh Lake Arrowhead the district is largely brushcovered Then the citysbetter residen tial section starts stretching a mile south to the country club Fire equipment concentrated along this line arid although Withdraw Some Picket Lines From Exchanges Mandatory Orders for Industry Due Government to Drop Voluntary Controls in Rearming Nation Washington Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer lore casting that the full impact of re armament willhit industry next spring or summer said Friday the government has dropped the idea of controling production by voluntary means The National Production Auth ority Sawyer told a news confer ence will rely chiefly on manda tory orders because voluntary in dustrywide compacts just wont work The secretary gave assurance however that NPA will try not to curtail civilian rapidly as to goods cause output so temporary idleness and slack business before military buying hits its stride Sawyer also reported 1 The steel industry may sub stantially increase its plant ex pansion program above the 9500 000 tons already assured by the end of 1952 2 He expects the expansion to continue at the same rate after 1952 thereby bringing steelmak ing capacity to about 12000000 tons ayear by the end of 1954 3 He is confident that looming bottlenecks in manganese iron ore and ore boats will be overcome All are vital to expanding steel production many spot fires were reported apparently firemen managed to save most Residents many innight dress grabbed garden hoses to wet down roofs Fire officials said typical California stucco con structipnj largely fireproof and the fact that many homes have tile roofs undoubtedly kept the loss from mounting Tfie blaze burned in a south westerly direction across the north city limit finally hitting U S highway 66 two miles west of its starting point Its path ranged from a few feet to several blocks in width A sudden shift of the wind carried it around one new sub division of 40 homes as residents desperately played water on the roofs A junior high school was open ed up by the Red Cross for those evacuated Wprhan Defense Post Washington Anna M Rosenberg of New York has been recommended by Spcrptary nfjjp fense Marshall for the highest post ever held by a woman in the military branch of the government secretary of defense MrsRosenberg 48 has yet to be appointed by President Truman and confirmed by the senate A defense departmentannouncement indicated however that both of these developments are considered a certainty It said Mrs Rosenberg in addition to performing the duties of assistant secretary of defense will special ize in matters related to nian power and personnel policy both subjects in which she is an ac knowledged authority She would succeed Paul H Griffith a former national com mander of the American Legion Griffith resigned his defense de partment post last September after President Truman dropped Louis Johnson from the cabinet office Gen Marshall Grif fith was a Johnson appointee The president accepted the resignation Thursday praising Griffiths serv ices Griffith hasaccepted vice pres idency of Allied Public Relations Associates a New York firm and will be in charge of its Washing ton office Mrs Rosenberg has served in a number of highlevel government positions since 1935 including posts as regional director of the NRA the social security admin jstration and the war manpower commission Born in Budapest Hungary she j came to the United States in 1912 andwas naturalized in 1919 Port Time Strike Tactic Is Employed Union Has Not Disclosed Specific New Wage Demands New York phone equipment workers ly withdrew picket linesx from some exchanges across the coiin try Friday in an apparent launch ing of a new push button strike tactic Idea of the strategy as des cribed by union spokesmen was to employ surprise picketing con centrating Jines m some places in others and picketing on some days and not on otherdays The strike called Thursday by the C I O Communications Work ers of America to enforce demands for a substantial boost in wages from the Western Electric c6m pany slowed long distance serv ice because operators refused to cross picket lines Local service generally was not affected Demands Not Specific The union which represents 17000 Western Electric employes rejected a company offer of about 11 cents an hour additional in wages Present wages now aver age to an hour The union has not disclosed its spe cific wage demands Length of contract also is an issue First indication of the start of the new strike technique came when lett phone buildings1 inDallas Denver and Newark and other New Jersey eities Pickets also failed toshow company off fee in Los Angeles Thursday holding aloftthe last paycheck he will get until the strike is settled He other strikers the picket lines for a few minutes to get paid then resumed picketing glowing future C R Schoby Algona dairy farmer and president of the American Dairy association told the group We must really get behind but ter to give it the necessary sales push that will help butter attain everwidening potentials use and business Report Tibet Appeals Directly for UN Help New Delhi India sourcessaid Friday that Tibet has appealed directly to the United Nations for help against Chinese communist invaders whose spear heads were reported already in Lhasa the capital The appeal was said to have been sent to Lake Success Wednes day One day later according to roundabout unconfirmed commu nist reports red spearheads en tered Lhasa All 20000 inhabitants of the city turned out in 16below zero weather to welcome the lib eration troops these reports said Latest official Indian govern ment dispatches from Lhasa put the communists 40 miles from the capital At that time the 16 year old Dalai Lama spiritual and tem poral leader of Tibet still wait in the capital Physics Award to British Scientist Stockholm 1950 Nobel prize in physics was awarded Friday night to the British cosmic ray scientist Prof Cecil F Pow ell 46 Powells political thinking leans to the left but he denies he is a communist The award was in recognition of his development of a simple photographic method to probe the secrets of the atom nucleus and his highly significant discoveries regarding the tary particles believed to be the putty which holds the atom nuc leus together Dr Hideki Yu kawa a Japanese now on the staff of Columbia university in New York won the 1949 physics prize for his theory predictihg the existence of the mesons 14 years before This vears physics award is yorth AP Wirephoto BEATING THE WEATHER Mrs Mary H DeMosstele phone worker warms her hands over a coffee warm by coals in this pickets tent near one of the struck Western Elec tric plants in Kansas City Thursday Pickets formed lines in below freezing weather Demo Regains LEAVES SON S5UUOOO Hollywood Jolsons 27 yearold widow has been named guardian of their adopted son Asa 3 and the trust fund left him by the mammy singer m Michigan Race Detroit G Men rien Williams 39yearold demo crat 1st termer edged into a lead or more than 500 votesFriday as a barrage of election errors and revisions by county canvassers cut the lead of republican Harry FKelly It appeared that Williamslead now is 543 to557 votes depend ing on how you figured it On the basis of the actualtabu lation ofsemiofficial and unof ficial returns from the counties Williams had a margin of 357 votes However due to a peculiar method of tabulating the unof ficial returns in Detroit the exact margin could not be determined Price tor New North Iowa Fair Site Purchase of land for i the North Iowa fair site as announced Thursday was consummated at a of the executive committee following the membership meeting Total purchase price for the 120 acres according to Secretary M C Cap Lawson is This is an average of an acre Options were immediately exer with theNorth Iowa fair to get possession Jan r1952 The site Tsjust west of Mason City on the north side of highway 18 op posite the pfiveIn theater Members of the fair board have been working on the purchase of a new site for Shears and found that the few desirable sites were either unavailable or out of finan cial reach In acceptingthe property Sec retary Lawson expressed the ap preciation of the North Iowa Fair issociatiori and the community to he owners E1 H and Lucille Wagner for their public spirited ooperation in negotiations with he fair committee Procurement of the new site designed eventuallyto house a moderndistrict fair and stock show plant should leadto ajarger membership in the North Iowa air according to the committee t is especially hoped4 that more armers willjoin the association vith memberships which are nonassessable said a phone officialUnDallas iWelurii decstand they will allow the workers to be onTtneTfob and then maybe stop1 them again tomorrow He called of As part of the plan union spkoesmen have said they intend ed to use mass roving r picket armies to concentrate oncertain areas on certain days There also was talk of jamming local and long distance circuitsby placing useless calls Cable Cut In Springfield Mo a telephone official said a cable was cut Fri day and entirely halting teletype service telephone for the Springfield Newspapers Inc and radio station KGBX These developments came as a union source said a federalmedia tion session has been called here the 1st time since start of the nationwide strike which has idled thousands and dis rupted some service He said a conciliator would meet with representatives of the C I O Communication Workers of America and the Western Elec tric company American Telephone and Telegraph company sub sidiary Car Leaves Road armer Injured Stacyville Little Scnuchart armer near here was reported in ood condition at Mercyr hospital ilason City Friday following an utomobile accident Thursday in he suffered 3 fractured ertebrac several broken ribs arious contusions and head in uries i Deputy Sheriff Lewis Haber orn says Schuchavt was driving i miles south of Stacyville when e failed to make a left turn the ar rolling over and landing in a itch The driver was found un onscious by passing motorists 12 eet from the car SAME Black Uf meant u put H knn 4 ALL PRECAUTIONS Lakcview Ont searched Friday for a bearded bandit who robbed cab driver Gerald Pyle of then made Pyle get him a rag to wipe away his fingerprints Iowa Phone Strike Shifts to Dubuque By THE The telephone strike in Iowa shifted Friday fronv Des Moines to Dubuque and service there was crippled when 270 operators re fused to cross picket lines Dubuque has the largest manu ally operated exchange in the state and its switchboards were virtually idled when the tatm day shift of operators refused to work Bell company officials at Du buque said supervisory workers were being pressed into serviceto handleas mariy callsas possible Meanwhile in Des Moinesthe striking Western Electric installers withdrew their picket line after a 24hour strike Company officials reported operations in the capital city were back to normal About 900 were idled in Des Moines Thursday k J C Wielarid Des Moines steward and strike director for the 5 state local of the cations Workers of America CIO indicated that other Ibwa ex changes would be picketed later on a oheiiay basis The Iowa portion of CWA is part of local 62 of whish A W Stein of Minneapolis is president Union officialsat Dubuque were reported in Minneapolis for a meeting on strike strategy and were unavailable for comment Wieland saSdSt was possible that some of thepickets withdrawn in Des Moines had gone to Dubuque to help on the picket line there PLEADS INNOCENT Des Moines C Wig domDCS Moines livestock buyer has pleaded innocent to two check indictments i   

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