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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa m NORTH IOWAS PAPER FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IO WANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION rmmi VOL LVH Pnu and Unltwl Full LWM Cento t Copy MASON CUT IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 TbU Paper vt Two It S AP Wirephoto UN FORCES GAIN IN FREEZING KOREA Through freezing temperatures UN forces arrows Tuesday captured high ground around Yongbyon neared Chang jin reservoir reached Pujon reservoir advanced from Pungsan toward Kapsan and moved against Hapsu A red drive on the Organchon river front open arrow was blunted Jf Icy Silente Hangs Over Stalemated War Front By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A frozen silence settled over Korean battlefields Tues day Temperatures of 6 above zero virtually paralyzed the northwestern front where an estimated 90000 Chinese com munists face the concentrated U S 1st corps It was even colder in the northeast Icetipped winds swept down from mountain peaks on the quilted Chinese and on shiv ering Americans many still in uniforms The U S 8th army was rushing arctic cloth Ing to the chilled troops Push Near Plant Parka clad marines pushed through frozen hills in the center of the line toward Changjin reser voir andits great development hydroelectric Farther east two regiments1 of the U S 7th division marched along ice caked roads in subzero weather the Manchuriah border 30miles away of 40 miles an hour made It difficultfor fighting men of the 7th division to breathe Their hands and jfeet were umbed by the cold A thermometer carried by a tiny windtossed plane above them registered 21 degrees below zero Associated Press Correspon dent Tom Stone and thepilot Lt James C Evans of Columbus Ga said an overcast all but hid the 17thregiment andthe 31st Polar regiment Sleds and oxcarts carried heavy weapons and equipment through the mountain roads north of Pungsan Mortars Open Up Red mortars opened up on the troops 3 hours after they started the march toward Kapsan 15 miles northwest Other 7th di vision patrols reached the Puj an reservoir 35 miles southwest of Pungsan without seeing the en einy On the snow covered hills of the east coast the South Korean capital division beat off a tank led North Korean attack with the help of the 8inch guns of the U S Cruiser Rochester and the rockets of marine planes A U S 10th corps spokesman said the battle left the South Koreans secure in their positions on the Orangchon river 9P miles south of the soviet border Forty miles tothe west an other unit of the Capital division plodded through 6 inches of snow toward Hapsu Hapsu is a road junction midway between the scene of the coastal battle and the advancing U S 7th division troops Two Mile Gains Before the cold brought a break in fighting along the western front the 8th army reported gains of two miles by British Ameri can and South Korean troops U S 1st cavalry troops cap tured high ground on 3 sides of the walled city of Yongbyon Mon a 48 hour battle with strong red forces They could look down on reds putting up de fenses behind the walls Reds also were reported dig ging in on high ground west of Pakchon 7 miles from the west ern end of the allied line on the road toward Sinuiju gateway for communist troops coming from Manchuria DELIVERS INVOCATION Minneapolis Hyman Rabinowitz Sioux City Iowa de livered the invocation Monday at the annuaT meeting of the Wom ens League of the United Syna goguesof America January Draft Call 40000 Washington army Tuesday announced a call for 40000 draftees in January The new call brings the total army request to 250000 since the outbreak of the war in Korea The September and October draft requests were for 50000 menin each month The ber figure mounted to 70000 and fell to December All men brought into the service through the selective service sys tem to date have gone to the army The navy and airforce con tinue to depend upon volunteers to build up their manpower The army said the principal reason that the draft call in Janu ary was held to40000 was the lack of space and facilities in ex isting training campsf Most of the 210000 draftees that will have been inducted by the end of December will still be in camp early next year as draftees received 4 months of basic train ing Copper Cut WillFQlbw Aluminum Washington govern ments 35 per cent cut in non military use of aluminum will be followed soon by cuts in copper and nickel and maybe next year by a further slash in aluminum That was the metals picture as seen by government officials Tuesday Though the present arms pro gram is modest compared with that of World war n booming output of civilian goods is con suming nearly all the metals in sight and therefore officials say even a modest armsprogram cant get very far without a re ductionin civilian use of metals Copper and nickel cutback or ders are expected within a couple of weeks Threat of Grid Fans Boone of violence were made by angry fans agairis a Manson high school principa after he suspended 5 football play ers who played hookey the low High School Athletic association reported Tuesday Lyle Quinn IHSAA execu live secretary said two seriou incidents occurred last Friday night when previously undefeatec Manson lost 1812 at Rockwell City Quinn said that as a result of an investigation he made into the matter the IHSAA executive board will meet in Boone Saturday to determine the status of Manson asa member of the association Five seniors all regulars on thj Manson team remained away from school test Friday but showed up inthen football suits for the game at Rockwell City that night hi said Pursuant to Manson schoo regulations Supt Earl L Mille and Principal Melvin Heiler de clared the boys ineligible for the game he said Just before the end of the half with the score 180 in favor o Rockwell City the superintenden and principal were accosted by a large group of angry disgruntlec Manson fans Forced to Play Under threats of violence am duress they were forced to change their decision and permit theboyj to play the remainder of the con test Quinn said Heiler and Miller returned home to Manson after this incident Anticipating there might be trouble if Manson lost Quinn said they requested police pro tection at Manson and received it When the game ended a large group of Manson fans surrounded the principals home and he re ported they attempted to break in for the purpose of inflicting per sonal injury upon him Additional law enforcement of ficers including a highway pa trolman Sheriff George Dahlke and his deputy were called Finally peace and order were restored Quinri said Hide at Neighbors Sheriff Dahlke said that when he arrived at the scene the Heilers had taken refuge at the home o a neighbor Hesaid Heiler told him that a Rockwell City the fans threat ened to hprsewhip him and that after he returned home they pounded on his door and shouted threats After his arrival Dahlke said the Manson fans were riding pasi the Heiler home in cars hurling taunts Earlier numbers of them including both young folks and adults had assembled on foot he added The sheriff said Principal Heiler was distraught when he inter viewed him and related that they aad threatened to give him a good threshing Rockwell City fans were in no way involved in the affair Dahlke said He added that prior to the gTie Rockwell Cityans had ex aected wed be blankedby the No Classes Monday The Manson schools did not hold classes Monday Quinh said teach ers were uncertain of their posi tion because of the fact they won dered if they were going to be accosted every time they made a decision involving a student in one of their classes Quinn said the IHSAAconstitu tion specifically states that the superintendent of schools or his delegated high school principal shall be responsible f or the ath letic policyof the Evidence thus far Quinn added indicates that policy in the Man sbn school in this particular in stance was being determined by persons outside the school At Manson Tuesday Principal said classes now have re sumed and students have coop erated in restoring normal rou tine V Senior class members were in tockwell City with Supt Tuesday for a Career day event out Heiler said he has talked with he 5 off eliding senior boys since rriday and has found their atti ude very helpful Heiler did hot care to alk about the Fridaynight inci dent Thereprobably has been too much said about it already he aid The loss to Rockwell City did not affect Mansons claim to the itle in the Twin Lakes confer ence Manson had a record of 8 traight victories 6 of them against inference foes AP Wlrcphoto THIN ICE CAUSES 3 firemen are shown breaking through the ice eovering of a pond in southwest Denver Monday in their efforts to recover the bodies of 3 skaters who drowned when the surface gave way beneath them The firemen clung to a lifeline from shore to boat and were pulled to safety Waverly Farmer Fatally Injured Waverly Hoppen worth 36 fanner living 8 miles northeast of Waverly was fatal ly injured Monday night when the tractor he was driving with out lights struck a mowing ma chine in a field and upset Hop penworth was thrown off and his neck broken He leaves a wife 3 small children 4 brothers 4 sisters and his father Police Battle Striking Phone Workers in East Chicago Police in Shakeup Say Mayor Will Accept Resignations of Top Officials By ROBERT T LOUGHRAN Chicaeo Commis sioner John C Prendergast has tendered his resignation as the opening move in a fullscale shakeup of the police departmem in the nations 2nd largest city it was reported Tuesday Prendergast it was reported handed his resignation to Mayor Martin Kennelly at a conference called by Kennelly last Saturday The mayor still has not acted upon Prendergasts retirement request Two Moving Factors It was reported that Kennelly planned a major reorganization of the police force as the direct re sult of two factors 1 Disclosures concerning the department by the crime investi gating committee of Sen Estes Defauver D Tenn coupled with Kefauvers statement Sunday thai Chicago is the center of a nation wide vice syndicate 2 Kennellys determination to hold Chicago as a democratic stronghold at all costs against a resurgence of republican strength in the area It was reported that Kennelly would acceptthe resignations of many top echelon officers He has been under pressure for many months from the Chicago crime commission to make whole sale changes in the force Prendergast took office as po lice commissioner just 4 months befpre Kennelly became mayor in 1647 Kennellyvretained and defended him frequently againS crime commission attacksas an honest policeman and one of the best in the nation Gets Clean Bill Prendergast appeared voluntar ily before the Kefauver commit tee which gave him a clean bill of health as an honest officer but deplored certain points of depart ment administration over which it said Prendergast had no con trol S The committee noted that the department seemed to be disco ordinated in its actions but blamed this on political interf er ence on the part of members of the city administration It appeared that Walter Storms former chief of detectives who was demoted to a district captain in a previous shakeup would be appointed to succeed Prender gast Storms has the support of the crime commission which was Prendergasts chief critic Wesley Doctor Hurt When Car Strikes Ditch Lee O Snook Wesley physician was in St Ann hospital at Algona Tuesday with serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident two miles south of town Monday at 6 p m Dr Snook vyas returning home from a professional call near Cor with when his car got out of con trol swerved into a ditch and struck a telephone pole throwing him40 feet from the car The full extent of his injuries had not been determined at the hospital early Tuesday SAME Blick flag means traffic death in past 24 AP Wirephoto CANADIAN PLANE CRASHES IN Canadians were killed Monday when the DC4 Skymaster Canadian Pilgrim above crashed in the snowcapped French Alps The 4engined plane was returning to Canada with a group of Roman Catholics who had made a Holy Year pilgrimage to Rome 58 Perish on Plane in French Alps By GODFREY ANDERSON Grenoble France 1st rescuer reached the scene Tues day where a Canadian airliner crashed against the side of an Al pine cliff and reported nothing left but pieces of bodies of the 58 passengers and crew Most of the 51 passengers were Canadian Holy year pilgrims homewardbound from Rome The rescuer French army Al pine troop general Valettea Dosia reported by radio that the plane broke into pieces and that bite c bodies and parts of metal were scatteredover a 500yard area said the plane had dugint the rocky face of the mountain a full power The bodies were covered by a light blanket of snow Rescue organizers here began preparing to remove the bodies from their lofty resting place at the 1st light Wednesday Guidespushed through rainand snow all night in search for the plane starting as soon as news of thecrash was received Earlier Tuesday guides Had messages that they had spotted the wreckage near the verticle north face of Mount LObiou Photographs of Pope Pius XIL who had blessed the pilgrims shortly before they tookoff from Rome Monday for Paris and home were found scattered in a forest several miles from of the crash apparently carried by mountain gales Scraps of a diary written by one of the pilgrims told of the audi ence with the Pope and of recit ing the rosary imploring the mer cy of heaven before boarding the plane The radio message from the guides said The airplane seems to be completely destroyed The wreckage of the fuselage is scattered in a mass of fallen earth at the foot of the north wall of Mount L Obiou at a spot look ing over the Isere river Des Moines Deere Plant to Reopen Des Moines GSlade jeneral manager of the John Deere Des Moines works an nounced Tuesday that the plant located north of Des Moines will reopen for regular operation Wednesday morning The Des Moines works and 6 other Deere plants in Iowa and Illinois have been strikehound since Sept Tin a contract dispute The strike has idled 13000 workers in the 7 plants Elected By Coin Madison Wls trustee elections hrPoynette and Blanch ardville ended in dead heats A coin went spinning into the air and Herbert Kopps is the new trustee at Blanchardville Anthony Vosen called it right in Poynette Reduce freight Rates Here tor West Shipment Washineton interstate commerce commission has ordered some rail and water freight rate adjustments up and down in zone one of western trunk line terri tory lew of the zone one interior points including Ottumwa Des Moines Cedar Kapids Waterloo and Mason City Iowa and Austin Minn were given a 25 per ceni reduction on all traffic to anc from the west Zone one is abuffer area be tween the higherrates in the east ern states and the lovyer rates ap plyingtothe west taking an filter mediate scale to avoid too abrupt a inthe twolevelt 6fcliargec The zone includes allof Iowa the upper peninsula of Michigan and portions of Wisconsin Minne sota South Dakota and Missouri An ICG order of Monday di recting changes in the zone as a result of rate increases authorized in 1947 and 1948 was erroneously interpreted as providing a uniform per cent decrease in rates be tween cities on the western border of the zone and the rest of western territory Actually ICC officials explained Tuesday the order effective Jan 1 1951 will Give a 25 per cent reduction to the northernmost border cities of Superior Wis Duluth Hinckley Cambridge MinneapolisSt Paul Mankato and Worthington Minn and Sioux Falls SDak on freight moving between those points and Mississippi river points either east or west bank south of St Louis The changes ordered do riot ap ply to grains or grain products which have speciaLratings Indian Given Jail Term in Stabbing Case Soldier an In dian laborer who stabbed John Pe erson a fellow workman during an argument in a bunk car on the Jock Island railroad near La k e Crystal more than a week ago ileaded guilty toassault and bat tery in Justice Daniel E Wil liams court at Britt Monday He was sentenced to days in the county jail at Forest City Peterson whose home was 5ven as Boone was takento a tfason City hospital shortly after he stabbing He released a ew days later when nocomplica ions developed and asked au thorities to prefer a lesser charge aying that Soldier was a per sonal friend of his County Attorney Curtis G Uehm said Peterson told him he argument leading to the vio erice occurred after both men lad imbibed somewhat freely and he asked leniency for his riend Permit Girls to Bypass Picket Line Union in Attempt to Keep NonStrikers Out of Buildings Philadelphia ff pushed telephone equipment pickets Tuesday in a struggle to permit 100 Bell Tel ephone girls to dash to work through a narrow lane The police maneuver succeeded on the 3rd attempt after the massed line o strikers had won two earlier pushandshove battles with the policemen in a wild scramble t h a t brought screams from the telephone girls rips and tears to uniforms and clothes Eleven strikers were arrested and charged withinciting to riot in the struggle before the Trinity exchange in west Philadelphia Clubs Used V Several persons were knocked over were torn from police uniforms and the overcoats of strikers The policemen how ever did not use night sticks The demonstration was the 1st attempt by the strikers members of the CIO Communication Workers union to keep nonstrik ing Bell workers from going to their jobs The operators and other Bell employes are members of independent unions The strik ers are employed by the Western Electric company t i When theBell workersreport ed at the exchange some 150 pickets marchedaboutthe build ing in close formation Six police men stood j guard P ol i c e icinf orcementi vw e r t summonedWhen 25 policemen ranged themselves against the building and moved forward in a body to make room between the building and their backs ior operators try ing to reach the door A half dozen or more of the waiting operators tried to slip down the narrow approach to tbt door But the pickets surged into fte policemen and the thin police ine broke Policemen and opera tors were shoved against the wall Wedge Formed One girl pushed against a fence cried out I think my ribs are broken Policemen called more rein forcements bringingthe comple ment to 40 These formed into a wedge that broke through thecir cling pickets and again cleared a narrow passage Workers scampered down the ine but the pickets again broke hrough and pinned workers in a milling mass ofpeople On the 3rd attempt the police ine held Bell Accused of Lockout New York IP Bitterness pread Tuesday in the nations sartial telephone strike after the uge Bell system struck back at disruptive hitandrun s picketing Leaders of the striking CIO Communications Workers of America CWA accused the dmpany of a discriminatory pckout in complaints to the na ional labor relations board They said the companyhad mned away 15000 longdistance iperators and maintenance men icross the country who would not jledge themselves to work reg is be ready to cross heir unions sporadic picket lines The workers affected belong to he CWA but not to its striking avisions i v One here nd the otherin Philadelphia NLRB officials said it would ake at least two weeks to decide he matter with at least 10 days more to get a court injunction if tie union charge were upheld Bell called the lockout charge absurd and said it was only rying to line up a reliable work ing force to handle the emergency Winter AheadU S Troops in Korea Clad in Cotton By DON wmTEHEAJ On the Chongchon River Front Korea bitterly cold win er is closing in on the American army in North Korea and the roops are not fully equipped for There is an icy touch to the north wind the temperature at night is falling well below freez ng but a great many troops still are wearing cotton fatigues over ong underwear Some army supply men say coldweather equipment is in Korea and is belnr distributed to frantliM units Tet roads and windswept fields there are more men in thin cot ton garments than in woolens One officer said each soldier should have 1 A pair of shoepacs with thick felt lining and at least two pairs of woolen socks 2 Long woolen underwear 3 Woolen trousers and shirts and sweater 4 Windbreaker trousers slipped over woolen trousers 5 A padded lining to wear un der a cotton combat jacket 6 Woollined gloves or tens and a warm cap with ear flaps This equipment may have been distributed to some units but I have yet to see a soldier with all of it and the days and nights are growing colder In January the temperature averages about 6 decrees Fahr enheit below icro This means that many days and nifhts will bf much colder than that brlncinr the extreme dancer of frwen hands feet and facet In North Korea the troops must live for the most part in foxholes or tents There are few villages and towns with houses suitable for army use The troops now are chopping down trees and ripping timbers from destroyed buildings for bon fires to keep themselves warm These fires dot the countryside and can be seen at night for miles across the valleys Combat units of course cannot even have comfort of camp fires lest thoy disclose troops is only for those far enough behind lines to reasonably safe from observation
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