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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1950, Mason City, Iowa m i 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THINIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANSNEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Christmas Caravan Mason City Friday at 2 p m VOL uti United Full CITY NOVEMBER Paper Consists oJ Two Section If rffew 4 AP Wircphoto REDS BUILD UP KOREAN DEFENSES AS ALLIES in Korea were reported building up two defense lines Wednesday One ran from Sinuiju to Huichon A in the west and the other far to the northeast is belieyed to run from Musan to the coast Heavy bombing raids struck Musan and Chongjin as UN forces closed in on the latter city South Koreans drove into Yongwon on the central front U S forces continued the push up the sides of Changjin reservoir and elements of the Yth division were trying to reach Samsu where reds were reported holed up UN Ground Troops Gain Yanks Probe for Korean Defense Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United Nations ground troops advanced generally against light red resistance and B29 bombers blasted communistbattle staging points in northeast Korea Wed nesday The U S 7th division oh the sent patrols west and south of the Yalu river city iightiskirmishes were reported with small groups of reds on both patrol 1st opposition for the 7th division since it reached the international The 22nd regiment of the South Korean 3rd division occupied Hapsu a rail and road center about 37 miles southeast of Hye sanjin The Srds 23rd regiment ran into a red battalion 7 miles touthwest of the town A U S 10th corps spokesman gaid the red unit was being squeezed between the two South Korean elements The South Korean Capital divi sion sent spearheads between 4 and 5 miles to a point about 8 miles southwest of Chong jin last big east coast port be tween the allied troops and the SiberianKorean border General MacArtiArswar sum mary in Tokyo reported United Nations forces contin ued to advance generally along the entire Korean battle front Tues day Heres the way the front looked from east to west East guns of the U S Crusier St Paul paved the way for the Republic of Korea Capital division pursuing a re treating disorganized enemy to ward Siberia South Koreans were 8 miles south of Chongjin port city 55 miles from the soviet border where the reds apparently were preparing to make a stand B29s bombed Chongjin after marine airmen ran into heavy antiair craft fire there Manchurian 7th divisions 17th regimental combat team dug in around Hyesanjin It reported no sign of enemy activ ity on either side of the 100yard wide Yalu river which divides Korea from re3 Chinas Man churia Maps Faulty Other 7th division elements 15 miles to the south struggled with faulty maps and bad roads in an effort to find and wipe out two communist battalions The reds were in Samsu 10 miles south west of Hyesanjin One road that maps went to Samsu ended abruptly 7 miles up in the mountains from Kyo hang The Americans tried an other This was blocked by a burning bridge and a landslide We will keep pushing until we have the area cleaned out a headquarters spokesman said Central division marines seeking to envelop Changjin reservoir ran into heavy small arms fire near Sinhung 7 miles up the east side of the reser voir Red concentrations were re ported nearby Northwest ROK 8th division occupied Yongwon and with other divisions of the ROK 2nd corps established a line run ning 5 to 6 miles north of Tokchon Chinese communists were build ing a series of strong defenses 6 to 11 miles north just as they were on the rest of the northwest front manned by the U S 1st corps First corps patrols probed in spots as far as 6 miles without encountering the Chinese But at either end they ran into trouble U S 1st cavalry patrols on the right found reds dugin on high ground 5 miles north of Yongbyon On the west coast ROK 1st di vision patrols clashed with red patrols foraging for food behind the UN line This was south and southwest of Pakchon Build Defenses Chinese were building a moun tain defense line to the north and pockmarking highways with tank traps and road blocks The flat lands along the coast leading to the bordercityof Sinuiju were dotted with roadblocks Behind the British spokesman said the British Com monwealth 29th brigade equipped with hew 52ton Centurion tanks has arrived at Kaesong on its journey to join UN forces in the northKaesong is 35 miles north west of Seoul and about120miles south of the battle lines This will be the 1st battle action for the Centurions President Syngman Rhee of the Korean republic heavily guarded by Korean and Americanmilitary police spoke to cheering North Koreans at Hamhuhg in his 2nd appearance in the north Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Becoming cloudy Wednesday night with snow flurries and strong northerly winds expected to arrive Thurs day morning Highest tempera ture occurring Thursdaymorn ing near 32 Increasing cloudiness Wed nesday night with ram orsnow beginning late Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 2428 Light rain or snow most of state Thursdaychanging to snow flur ries as a cold wave enters west and central Iowa Thursday Falling temperatures with strong northerly winds west and cen tral Thursday Cold wave reach ing eastern Iowa by Thursday evening Further outlook Coldest temperatures 5 to 10 above clearing and remaining cold Friday with highs near 15 above Minnesota Snow Wednesday and Thursday Cold wave northwest half Wednesday night and Thursday and Thursday night With strong northerly winds Thursday Low Wednesday night ranging from near zero extreme northwest to 2530 in southeast Steadily falling temperatures Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 41 Minimum 17 At 8 a m 25 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 14 SAME BUck tmffio in M AP Wirephoto HELD IN Win nieCassidy 45 Waukoit has been charged with 1st degree murder in the slaying of Leonard Garin Mrs Cassidy admitted shootingGarin because he was kidding me and I got mad Garin was shot with a 22 caliber bullet Sunday night at the Cassidy home He was a 46yearold H a r p e r s F e r r y bachelor Mother of 4 Cites Having Lovers Spot Waukon 41yearold housewife charged with the rifle slaying of a bachelor farmer has signed a statement saying she shot him during a lovers spat Sheriff William Huffman an nounced Tuesday A coroners jury meanwhile returned an inquest verdict hold ing that Leonard Garin 46 of nearby Harpers Ferry was killed by a bullet fired from a gun in the hands of Mrs Winifred Cas sidy Mrs Cassidy mother of 4 chil dren is charged with 1st degree murder in Garins death Garin was shot fatally with caliber bullet at the Cassidy home while the womans husband a railroad Coalition Claimed by GOPSoufh By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST and JACK BELL Washington working majority of at least 45 votes was claimed Wednesday by a spokes man for the republicansouthern democrat coalition expected to dominate the house in the next congress And acrossthe capitol southern democrats were reported lining up behind Senator MeFarland for majority leader in the new senate The m o v by a Dixie lawmaker who asked not to be t h a t southern senators intend to take full advantage of the strengthened positions given them by election defeats of northern and western democrats The estimate of GOPsouth ern democrat strength in the house came from Rep Arends of Illinois the assistant GOP floor leader While a coalition has been effective there in recent years the elections gave it added strength Coalition Has Plans Arends told reporters the coa lition does not propose simply to block portions of President Tru mans domestic program and to take a close look at foreign pro grams It will offer construc tive plans of its own he said In the new house convening in January there will be 199 repub licans 235 democrats and one in dependent That represents a drop in democratic strength of 27 votes from the present lineup But of the 235 democrats about 100 hail from the south and most southerners have been cool to the presidents legislative program Arends put at 240 votes the rock bottom strength of the an tiadministration group in the newhouse A house majority is 218 votes Rep Cox of Georgia a leader of the southern democrats was more liberal He claimed the coa lition couldmuster at least 252 votes anytime it needs them If Arends more conservative estimate proves rightthe admin istration forces could count on only 195 sure votes Vote for TWtcFarlahd Southern senators backing for MeFarland as floor leader appar ently is basedprimarily on the fact thathe voted with them against breakinga filibuster which shelved the fair employment prac tices commission bill in the pres ent congress i With that exception MeFarland is acceptable to President Tru mans followers among senate democrats andthuswould notbe as an inviting a target for admin istration attack as some southern er might be The present democratic leader Senator Lucas of Illinois was de feated for reelection Inthe new senate the demo crats still outnumber the repub licans only 49 to 47 The lineup now is 54 to 42 The southerners ranks appar ently will be tightened by the election of Willis Smith to replace Senator Graham in North Carolina and Rep George A Smathers to replace Senator Pepper in Florida Graham and Pepper sometimes strayed from the Dixie fold and werent counted as sure votes against President Trumans civil rights proposals bridge crew employ was at work Sunday night Sheriff Huffman said the wom ans signed statement said she and a ri n had been drinking whisky and that when she re buffed his attempted intimacies he threatened to leave her and find another woman Huffman quoted the as saying she then said oh no you wont and picked up the rifle and fired at him Estimate West Flood Damage at Million AP Wirephoto COMFORTS WIFE AFTER FIERY LEAP Hayes 22 bends over to comfort his seriouslyinjured wife Sylvia 22 who jumped from the 2nd floor of a Chicago rooming house to escape flames on the floor below Mrs Hayes was removed to a hospital Fire started in thebase ment coal furnace Rayes also was treated for burns about the arms and legs Acheson Reverses Statement on Foreign Policy Review By JOHN M HIGHTOWER of State Acheson said Wednesday he expects to consult withrepublican leaders of congress including Sen atorTaft of Ohio on foreignpol icy He said he had doneSo in the past and would continue this course He told a hews conference at the sametime that some extra ordinaiy interpretations had been placed on his speech Friday night assailing a Taft proposalto re examinebasic U S foreign pol icies toward Europe He said that Some critics hadread into this an opposition onhis part to any con gressional inquiry and he declared1 this was not true Taft Not Named Acheson was told that his Fri day speech attacking reexam inists had beeri widely interpreted asa blast at Senator Taft whom Acheson had not named in the talk Asked whether this was correct Acheson said he would leave that up to the reporters to figure out but complained that his remarks were much more widely inter preted than they were widely read He invited reporters to read the text of what he said observed they probably would not do itand read to them a paragraphassert ing that we all belong to that school which favors annual con1 gressional hearings on the policies and programs of the administra tive government agencies1 After he had refused himselfto name Taft as histarget Acheson was asked whether hehad any plans for meeting with republican leaders He said yes there are al ways plans of that sort being made He cited a system of subcom mittees of the house andsenate foreign affairscommittees worked out at the last session of congress and said consultations wouldbe those as soon as there are enough interested members in town In addition Acheson continued he himself had meetings with oth er leaders of both houses and both parties last session He was then asked whether he intended to con tinue such meetings in com ing republicans will have a more powerful position in the new congress and said yes he does so intend Acheson has been under attack by some republican senators and from other quarters on 4iie point that he appeared to be opposed to congressional inquiry Not What He Meant The reply which Achesons aides are now letters to in terested members of congress and orally to inquiring that Acheson didhot meari that at all In his speech Achesonsaid he had read that the isolationist in this country is dead Taft had told reportersa few days beforethat there are no isolationists any more Acheson also said he had noted the emergence on the American scene of the reexam obvious reference to Tafts call for a reexamination of policy Acheson asked what that meant In oneparagraph of his speech he said that if it meant to go before the congress and explain everysingle item of every policy arid every program and justify every dollar for which we askthe congress then there is nothing new about it We all belong to that school and we all reexamine our prog Bess Acheson said From that point Acheson went on for many paragraphs to pic ture something different which he said reexamination might is a probing into basic policy with the question I want to look at thisaU over again to see whether we should have started onit DRIVER FELL fell asleep and woke up just before I hitthe ditch Ludwig Boehmer driver of this Ruan gas transport told a deputy sheriff The transport rolled over into the ditch on highway 65 less than a mile GlobeGazette photo by Musscr south of the WorthCerro Gordo county line about 4 a m Wednesday morning Boehmer was driving north and the truck went into the left ditch Utilities Say Higher Charges Due Washington for he public utilities industries said Wednesday an excess profits tax might mean higher charges to the average for gas electricity telephone and trans portation services A score of witnesses represent ing major utility groups urged special consideration for utility companies whose profits are regu lated by state and federal agen cies to a fan per capital investment Winds Up Week Their testimony wound up a weeks hearings by the taxwrit ing house ways andmeans com mittee It has been working on President Trumans call for a 500000000 tax on business profits 0 help finance the nations de fense program Chairman Doughton DN expects to hold the commit tee in Washington over the Thanksgiving weekend to bring out a bill in time for debate by the short session of congress conven ing on Monday In general utilities spokesmen urged that they be given 100 per cent tax credit for normal earnings computed over the pro posed base period of 194649 Secretary of the Treasury Snyders suggested formula for computing the excess profits tax would allow only 75 per cent credit against earnings computed as normal for that time All other profits would be taxed at the rate of 75 per cent Regulation by Law Testifying in behalf of the U S Independent Telephone asso ciation Harold V Bozell of New York told the committee an ex cess profits tax merely means regulation by tax law The effect alsois to destroy the power of these companies to obtain the necessary capital to le them carry on he said The only recourse the com panies and the regulatory com missions have therefore is to try to offset these results by increas ing rates to such a point that the tax cant be paid and the company still earn its proper re turn Northern California Threatened 9 Deaths Caused by 3Day Torrents in Coastal States By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS Two north central California areas Wednesday faced new threats from avalanches of muddy debrisfilled flood waters that had begun a general recession else where in California and Nevada The floods have caused at least 9 deaths and more than 000 damage in 3 days Army engineers warned resi dents along the Sacramento river between Sacramento Cal and its mouth to watch for possible levee breaks as the crest of the com bined Sacramento and American rivers surges downstream The en gineers termed the situation crit ical and ordered out 150 men to patrol levees near Sacramento Crews worked on levees weakened by 9 days of rain A Lot of Water The Sacramento river floW reached 100000 second feet great est volume since 1907 A second foot is a flow of one cubic foot per second The 2nd danger area was near Modesto whererunoff wateri from the Don Pedro flam are ex pectedto invade lowlands and residential areas today The dam filled Tuesday arid 26QOp cubic feet of water a second are still flowing intoit General relief seemed to be at hand however The U S weather bureau in San excesfive 20 Missing in Canadian Train Wreck FROM WIRE SERVICES Sixteen soldiers and 4trainmen were dead or missing Wednesday as the result of a headon collision high in the Rockies The wreck was blamed on omission of words from a train order One traincarrying Canadian troops to Fort Lewis Wash for preKorea training collided in subzero weather with an east bound passenger train the Canoe River siding 312 miles wesl of Edmonton The troop train was supposed to wait at Canoe river for the other train The orders its crew re ceived lacked the words at Canoe river and the trainmen had the impression they were to wait at another siding an official of the Canadian National railways said Army officials said 10 bodies were taken from the wreckageof 3 coaches Two died enroutetoa hospital while 4 others aremiss ing with the 4 engine crewman Fiftythree soldiers and 5train men were injured The 17car troop train carried officers and men of the last major unit of the UN brigade be ing transferred for special train ing to Fort Lewis Wash In Rocky Country The crashoccurred in a snow covered Rockymountain valley Tuesday morning when the west bound troop train failed to stop at a siding atCedarside B C 5 miles from Canoe River B C where1 it wassupposed to wait for the onrushing Transcontinental express a CNR spokesman said The trains smacked together at the 2700foot level on a moun tain curve almost Ayithin sight of lowering Mi Robson highest peak in the Canadian Rockies One trooptrain coach was catapulted into the air by theforceof the impact and crushed the coach behind Seconds after the earsplitting crash army officers in the rear coaches of the troop train dashed into the snow storm to rescue the injured The dining cars on both trains were converted into emer gency hospitals with Dr P S Kimnelp of Edson Alta passen ger train physician taking charge Everything happened so fast the officer said We didnt know what hit us Live Steam Steampipes burst spewing live steam over the struggling soldiers J Cleam Reno faced a tremendous clean up job i F The waters of the rampaging Truckee river are once again re tained by their banks after a 12 hour flood termed the worst Renos history by the mayor Most of the to loss estimated bythe Reno cham ber of commerce was suffered ia damaged hotels stores and mer chandise Mud and water filled many basements containing stockl of Christmas goods California damage was estimat ed at 516000000 to b the army engineers The toll is ex pected to go higher The state public works department says damage has been done to highways and bridges alone Pocahontas Man Held in Murder Pocahontas Ufi Lowell Vo sika 25 was held Wednesday ia the fatal shooting of his mother and the wounding of his brother Dr F E Heathman Pocahon tas county coroner said Vosika calmly admitted shooting his mother Mrs A W Vosika and his brother Richard 22 at their farm home north of here Tuesday night Heathman said the mother was dead from 3 bullets from a 22 caliber rifle Richard was shot several times with the same wea pon one bullet penetrating his neck Sheriff E fieers were farm after managed to neighboring Ad o 1 p h Lowell was timeof the R Stanley said of caUed to the Vosika the wounded youth make his way to a farm Voskia father oJt not at home shooting Twentytwo persons were burned be said One of the cars the tracks and knocked down atele jraph pole cutting comnninica ions with the sceheof the wreck for two hours a railway spokes man said Twin investigations were to be aunched by the Canadian depart ment of transport and the Cana dian National railway A CNR spokesman as Jasper said an incomplete message dis atched to the conductor of the roop train led to the collision The official said the message vas to have advised the conductor he troop train was to meetthe to 2 passenger train from Vancouver at GosneE and Canoe River He said however the messaft omitted the words and Caaw a result the troop trmln ravelled through the wh and plowed into the eut passenger express