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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION TMI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 C H I 0 K S VOL LVM Anoclated Ptttt and United Full Lt Wir MASON CITV IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 This Paper Consists of Two NPASees No Rush on Controls Copper Curb Expected to Slow Output of Automobiles Radios By STERLING F GREEN Washington may feel fairly certain that the military reverses in Korea will not bring si rush ofhome front controls a national production authority of ficial said Thursday A cut in civilian use of copper announced late Wednesday and the other industrial mobilization controls alreadyissued have been drawn up as if we were preparing for the worst a spokesman for the agency said A sharp speedup in the defense departments rearmament v time table could affect NPAs schedule of home front controls the spokes man told a reporter but it is un likely the effect would be felt immediately Events Catchinr Up We have taken some criticism on the grounds that pur industrial controls were running ahead of the military production program said this official who asked not tobe a lot of minds have been changed in the last 48 hours Events are catching up with us NPA Wednesday ordered a 15 per cent cut in civilian use of cop per and brass for January and February and a 20 per cent cur tailment in March Theorder will Ineffective on the same a more drastic 35 per cent reduction in nondefense use of aluminum or dered recently In both cases in dustry is limited to a percentage of its average monthly use in the first half of 1950 The copper order is expected to output by varyingdegrees in the automobile home appliance communications radio and tele vision industries Cobalt Cut The agency also announced that civilian firms in December will receive half their average monthly consumption of cobalt a steel hardening is usefl injradio and TV loudspeakers but is now required inlarge quanti ties forJet engines and for stock piling Inthe last few das deliveries to both civilian and military users have been limited to 30 per cent of normal but this wasa stop gap measure necessitated by the piling up of orders on the sole im porter African Metal Inc New York The defense agency expects to issue zinc and nickel curtailment orders soon These too wfll probably take effect on Jan 1 in preparation the leather industry was told Wednesday night is an order which would distribute military contracts evenly among leather producers to prevent the overloading of a few firms and a resulting disrup tion of civilian industry Steelworkers Accept Wage Pittsburgh C I O United Steelworkers Thursday ac cepted an average 16cent in hour wage increase for its 165000 em ployes of United States Steel cor poration At the same time U SSteel announced that steel prices will be increased about 54 per cent due to higher labor costs The wage increase effective Friday is expected to set a pattern for the entire steel industry em ploying about a million U SW members The wage offer will boost steel worker average earnings to an hour North IowaChicago Airline Service Opens Here Friday After Campaign Since 1927 All things come to him who waits That quotation by Ray E former mayor of Mason and long time aviation en thusiast was the keynote of the luncheon observance Thursday for inauguration of direct airline con nection between North Iowa and Chicago Mason City has waited since 1927 when the Chamber of Com merce first began its efforts for the eastwest service Pauley pointed out The citycouncil of which he was a member pur chased the 1st land for the airport in 1940 with a bond issue The airport runways finally were completed by the government in 1945 Mason City Clear Lake and the North Iowa area have a reputation throughout the midwest for the March by Air campaign declared Hugh W Coburn vice president iii charge of traffic for MidCon tinent airlines which starts east west service here Friday morning Nothing Like It There has been no campaign like it anywhere Coburn said stating his belief ithat it to do with thecivil aeronautics boards decision to make Mason City a stop on the Sioux City Chicago flight The airlineofficial warned that continued service will depend on public support since the CAB has been known to discontinue a cer tificate where traffic was con sidered insufficient to warrant it The 16 year recordof more than half a billion passenger miles flown without a passenger or crew fatality was stressed by Co burn Safety is the only thing con sidered more important than reg ularity of service he stated Other MidContinent officials at the luncheon included JohnAi Cunningham vicepresident in charge of operations V AKropff assistant to the president and di rector of economiccontrols VC Wason general sales manager and Hal Grayson director of publicity all of Kansas City andKenneth Woods Des Moines district traf fic manager Walter B Raepresident of the Mason City Chamberpot Com merce charge of the meet ing and introduced his cohosts from the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce President F C Lovell Jr and others Guests Boger Lyons chairman of the Mason City Chambers aviation committee introduced guests from other cities Paul K Myers man ager ofthe Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Walter Betsworth manager of the Waterloo airport W C Harvey secretary of the Britt Commercial club Hudy Fritch Garner E T Sletten pres ident of the Albert Lea Chamber of Commerce and Byron P Rich ardson mayor ofAlgona a dele gation from Charles City and many others J E Smith ChicagOi district supervisor of air mails Miss Dorothy Dunn Mason City post master Charles E Price assistant postmaster and H J Steinberg former assistant postmaster and long tune aviation enthusiast represented the postaldepartment Two of Mason Citys pioneer flyers Stanley H MacPeak and George Barrett also were intro duced as guests at the luncheon Emil Koerber chairman of the Mason City airport commission introduced the other members of the commission CarUHolvik Dr Harold H Jennings and Herbert Ohrt the airport manager Dick Mettler and read a letter from the 5th member Col Hans V Tofte now in Tokyo Welcome from Mayor Mayor Howard E Bruce gave a brief address of welcome and congratulated those responsible for the opening of eastwest servr ice H E Van Essen president of Kiwanis club which wss host ilso welcomed those present The Rev Wilbur F Dierking pastor of the First Presbyterian church gave the invocation Koerber also called attention tothe ceremonies at the inaug ural flight Friday morning at 8 oclockwhen the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce will serve coffee and doughnuts at the air port At when the 1st plane arrives from Sioux City it will be christened Miss North Iowa by Mrs Mary Jo Lewis Miss Governors Days of 1950 who also will carry Gov William Beardsleys greetings to Mayor Martin Kennelly 01 Chicago on the 1st flight On 1st Flight Others on the 1st flight from Mason City to Chicago will be Mayor Bruce Mr Koerber Mr Rae W Earl HallMr Pauley Col L A Day Mr Ohrt Mayor Dan Conley of Sioux City Mr Lyons George E Mendon who is in charge of the airport cere monies Mr MettlerDr H W Morgan Mayor W H Ward of Clear Lake Mr Lovell Clarence A Knutsbh Al J Allen and Dr E L Chappel all of Clear Lake Those on the 1st flight to Sioux City will be Roger Grippen John Adams Ray Seney Jr Don Sprague and A W Peterson all of Mason City and Harlan Reid Clear Lake Air express willbe carried on all the flights it was pointed out by O A Dahle manager of the Mason City express office Compromise on Excess Profits Tax Washington fl T h e house waysarid means committee Thurs agreedon a compromise ex cess profits tax bill estimated to yield a year It would be retroactive to last Joly 1st As drafted the bills estimated falls short olFresident annually This resultsfroni eas ing of the tax base originally pro posed by the administration Chairman Doughton DNCar told reporters the measure de signed to siphon off what Mr1 Truman busi ness earnings will be introduced in the house Friday The bill still subject to final committee vote provides 1 An average earnings credit on normal profits of 85 per cent based on the best 3 outof4 years of a 194649 base period The85 per cent figure repre sents a modification of the admin istrations original proposal for a more stringent 75 per cent cred it allowing business to hold back 85 per cent of its average earn ings at the normal 45 per corporate income tax rate in stead of only 75 per cent 2 An excess profits tax of 75 per cent on all earnings over the 85 per cent The 75 per cent fig ure is the same as that proposed by Secretary of the Treasury Snyder 3 A ceiling of 67 per cent on the total tax liability of business This means that the government overall all fed eral income surtax and excess profits not exceed 67 per cent of a corporations to tal earnings Burglars Raid Jail Lewis Del Chief Lynn Ritter called in state police when thieves broke into his lock up Ritterpointed to a smashed lock on one of the jails 3 cells and sail burglars had carted away 5 slot machines which liquor com mission inspectors had seized ina raid Prepare tor Worst Acheson By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washtnfton Secretary of State Achesons declaration that the free world must prepare for the worst heralds an administra tion drive to speed an even greater arms program in both the U S and western Europe Officials said Thursday that will be the governments initial re sponse to the new global crisis created by communist Chinas in tervention in the Korean conflict The gravity of that crisis was pointed up by Achesons warning to the nation and the world Wednesday night that no one can guarantee that war will not come Under Dark Threat Linked L to this immediate dan ger Acheson pictured the free worldas dark threat of soviet military power with great capabilities for conquest and de structionl The intention of free men he saidis topreserve their institu tions by peaceful means but his tory has proved that if we must we will fight for them We must hope and strive for the best while we prepare for the worst he declared in a speech delivered from his office to the National Council of Churches of Christ meeting at Cleveland and broadcast by radio and television He had canceled plans to go to Cleveland because of the crisis Acheson himself called for the arms speedup which appeared to be in the making Declaring that the only test of defense prepara tions is whether they are adequate to meet the danger the free world faces he said So measured the defense ef forts of the United States and other free nations are inadequate increased scaleand tempo of effort is on the part of all free nations to enable them to overcome this inadequacy at the earliest possible moment See Ouster Attempt There was little direct commen from congressional leaders on Achesons speechvBut 3 republican of Nebraska ofOfiib and McCarthy oL the secretary of trying to oust Gen Dougla MacArthur as commander of UTS forces in Korea Inhis speech Acheson did no hintat any criticism of MacArthur The3senators gave their views inseparate interviews It was understood that President Truman would shortly confer with congressional leaders new rearmament measures to be taken including anurgent requestfor for the armed forces andup to for expanded atomic production The state department is reported to have advised the white house that urgent steps toward a greater defense mobilization are necessary Chinese Communists Stab to 25Miles of Pyongyang May Revise Draft Call Des Moines state selec tive service headquarters spokes man said Thursday it is possible that because of the reverses in Korea draft calls previously is sued may be increased However Col Ralph A Lan caster service director explainec there havent been any indications thus farofany changes forth coming Calls already have been made for December and January National selective service head quarters hascalled for 672 lowans in December and 668 in January The greatest number of men called for in any of the 4 calls issued so far in connection with the Korean conflict 1179 in November Korea have withdrawn to defensive positions jagged line south ol onongcnon river as red Chinese assaultshave all but stopped inthat sector Jn Changjin reservoir sector 2 red drives cut off II S marines on the northwest side from those on the south Chi nese have set up road blocks between Koto and Hamhung main U S sup ply center Consider AMomb Use Americans Encircled in Northeast FROM WIRE SERVICES Embattled United Nations forces took up the battle of Pyongyang less than 25 from the city gates Thurs day against a 330000man communist army sweeping through Koreas mountains rom the Yalu river to tht Chosin Chinese ng through the 30mile gap n the allied lines below Tok chon linked up with an esti mated two divisions of North Korean guerrillas and swept unopposed to within 25 mile of the former North Korean capital A comparative lull settled over most of the battlefronta Thursday but it brought no lull inthe stream of Chinese rein forcements from Manchuria nor the bumpertobumper flow of allied motorcades withdrawing south for a stand before Pyong yang Division Isolated The U S marine 1st division and two regiments of the U S 7th were isolated around the Chosin reservoir The U S 2nddivision fighting an heroic south of flaming Kunu on the Chong chon encircled butywustiglitiag south MIDCONTINENT OFFICIALS Airlines officials and other guests are shown above as they were greeted at the Mason City airport Thursday on ar rival to join incelebrating the opening of the 1st direct airlines connection to Chicago and Sioux City From left Roger Grippen Mason City Chamber of Commerce airport committee Dick Mettler airport manager E Emil photo by Musser Koerber city airport commission Hal Grayson director ofpublicity MidContinent Airlines Hugh W Coburn MidContinent vice president in charge oftraffic John A Cunningham vice president of operations Fred Betsworth airport manager Waterloo V A Kropff assistant to th5 president of MidContinent and Paul K Myers executive secretary of the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce J MacArthur Backed by President Washington IP President Truman declared Thursday the United Nations forces will not back down in Korea and that the atom bomb will be used if neces sary to meet the military situa tion Mr Trumans firm stand and mention of the most fearfulwea pon in the worlds history came at a news conference filled to overflowing by 200 reporters The president said that whether the bomb was used was up to American military leaders inthe field but that personally he hoped it would not have to be employed This appeared on its face to mean the decision on dropping the bomb was one for Gen Doug las MacArthur but some two hours after the news conference the white house took pains to make it clear the final answer had not been left up to Mac Arthur President Only A white house spokesman who declined to be named said Mr Trumans remarks did not mean MacArthur himself can order use of the bomb He noted that under the law all Abombs are in cus tody of the atomic energy com mission and that only the presi dent himself can order their use As for sending United States and allied forces beyond the Man churian border the president said that would be decided by the UN Mr Trumanmade these infor mal remarks after reading a for mal statement denouncing in strong language the Chinese com munist aggression in Korea He said the United States will meet the situation in 3 1 The U S will continue to work in the United Nations for concerted action to halt this ag gression in Korea 2 It will intensify its efforts to helpother free nations strength en their defenses to meet the threat of aggression elsewhere 3 It will rapidly increase its own military strength More Jfloney Needed The president said he will send to congress in a few days a re quest for more money to increase the size and effectiveness of our armed forces He would not say what total would be asked but said it would include substantial amount for the atomic energy program in ad dition to large amounts for the army navy and air force He will confer with congression al leaders Friday and urge them to give prompt consideration to the new funds The president in his formal statement reiterated American policy to stand by its commitment to work for a peaceful world throughout the UN He said the battlefield situation now is uncertainandtbat Ameri can forces may suffer reverses as they Have before But he emphasized the forces of the United Nations have no intention of abandoning their missionin Korea The president during the ques tion and answer peripdjumped on Bomber Command Prepared to Go Tokyo UR Gen Dourlas MacArthurs bomber command is prepared to use the atomic bomb on communist China within hours afterbeing told to doso but many round force commanders in Korea doubt that even the Abomb would stop the Chinese invasion immedi ately informed sources said Thursday A highly placed American source said President Trumans announcement that he is con sidering use of the atom bomb in the Korean war seemed to indicate a failing hope that negotiations through the United Nations would bring the Chinese communists to a halt It looks more and more like we willhavc to use every wea pon at our command to stop them Vhe said Of course we are equipped to deliver atomic bombsin B29s over Manchuria oii short notice the official said republican Senators Wherry Bricker and McCarthy for accus ing Secretary of State Acheson of trying to oustGeneral MacArthur as UN commanderin Korea He said there is not one word of truth in the charge and added MacArthur has donea good job Showing considerable anger Mr Truman said he is going to bust loose one of these days on what he called all this foolishness involved in attacking government officials Asked about criticism of Gen eral MacArthur hr the European press the president said this has been true also in the American press Half smiling he said these critics are always with MacArthur when things are going well but against him when the situation re verses Again Mr Truman said MacArthur has done a good job SAME BUck mtani traffic 4cilk in 24 fctiri Says Wage Price Controls May Be Next Washington May bank DS Thursday quoteda high administration of ficial as saying active consider ation is being given to invoking wage and price controls I have been advised that the matter is being studied at the top level said Maybank chairman of the seriate banking committee Maybank told reporters the possibility of imposing wage price controls was discussedby administration leaders Wednesday at a closed meeting of the bank ing group He said the statement that use of controls was getting active consideration was made by a key official whose name he was not at liberty to disclose The general feeling has been that wageprice curbs probably could not be imposed until or ganization of agencies which would handle the job has been completed The president has set up a wag board but so far a price adminis trator has not been appointed DIES OF INJURIES Welch 68 died in aClaririda hpspita Tuesday night of mjuries sufferec Nov 22 inan automobile acciden near Gravity WeatherReport FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with snow beginning late Thursday nigh and continuing Friday Low Thursday night 20 High Fri day near 30 Iowa Cloudy Thursday night anc Friday withsripw beginning in the north portion and rain or snow in the southportion late Thursday liight or Friday No major temperature change East erly winds 15 MPH Friday Further outlook Colder by Sat urday morning with temper atures near 15 above early Sat urday Snow Hurries and colder Saturday Minnesota Snow beginning Thursday night continuing Fri day Not much change in tem perature Low Thursday nigh zero to 8 above north 815 south High Friday 1218 north 1824 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 36 Minimum 17 At 8 a m 17 YEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum 28 kyo would hazard a er we could V successfully defend Pyongyang avalanche The heaviest fighting wasi on the northeast shores of the reser voir 3 miles west of Yudam There Chinese reds attacking from the north struck elements of the 5th and 7th marine regi ments Other Chinese moved behind the leatherneck positions andset up effective road blocks between Yudam and Hagaru soutk end of the lake 1 Regiment CutOff J Elements of the 1st marine di visions 1st regiment were under heavy fire and cut off from over land supplies in the Hagaru area by red roadblocks to the south Other marines at Koto still 5 or 6 miles farther to the south were engaged with the Chinese and were isolated by roadblocks between Koto and Hamhung main U S supply center A U S 8th army spokesman said the puzzling lulMn the north west came after fierce resistance by Americans British and Turks checked Chinese effortstp en velope the rightflankandJpin tht allies against the Yellow sea There was no ready explana or the abrupt timeout in the Chinese offensive attacks which UrS Secretary of State Achesoa said created a situation1 of un paralleled danger to world peace There were these guesses The Chinese had overextended their lines from red Manchuria and were pausing to regroup and rev supply or perhaps some under cover decision on the diplomatic front stayed the troops However at midday Thursday the lull seemed confined to the shrunken front along the chon river in northwest Korea Peril Underlined The peril to the northeast wasi underscored by Edward M Almond commander of the 10th corps in that area He es timated that up to 80000 Chinese suddenly confronted his forces But the main threat to the Uni ted Nations armed peacetenf or ce ment campaign was in northwest Korea Heavily hit the 110000 mah 8th army was trying to es tablish a new line south of the Chongchon river 1 When the allies kicked off the war offensive last Friday they were arrayed along an 80mile front inland from the Yellow sea Overwhelmed by the Chinese counterassaults the bulk of the 8th army has withdrawn to a line running 17 miles along the south bank of the Chongchori other 25mile front slanting southeast from the river to Sin chang Reds Checked Here The slanting sectionds the right flank In standing firm on that flank Wednesday night UN checked a wheeling Chi n e s e movement aimed at xcutting Ije low of retreat and ping the 8th army The Chinese had wrecked 3 South Korean divisions in turn ing the flank But the reels checked by the U S 1st cavalry division the British common wealth 27th brigade and Turkish brittle   

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