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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 G H I 0 R S VOL LVH AswcUted Prcu and United Presi Full Lease Wires Five a Copy MASON CITV IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 This Paper Consists ot Two AIRPORT PARTY Chicago office of the Standard Oil company studded with former Mason Cityans played host to the North Iowa delegation which arrived in the Windy City Friday on the 1st direct Mason CityChicago flight by MidContinent air lines The luncheon party was complete even to a special cake with a map of the United States and inscribed Welcome Mason City Iowa1 Shown left to right are Mayor How ard E Bruce of Mason City assistant general manager of sales promotion for Standard Oil in Chicago and former Mason City division manager who was host Mrs Mary Jo Lewis Miss Governors Days of 1950 and Supt Calahan of Chicagos airport system who represented Mayor Martin Kennelly Secret Talks Prelude to UN Action on China By STANLEY JOHNSON New York Com munist Delegate Chen Chiao con ferred for hah5 an hour Saturday morning with United Nations Sec retary General Trygve Lie appar ently in connection with Lies ef forts to find a solution ofv the Korean crisis v This development came as USi DelegateWarrehTlt Austin ilewHb Washington to secret allied parleys to Secretary of State Dean Acheson Lie WoildnffHard Lies Executive Assistant drew Cordier said there would be more meetings with the Chinese reds and that these conferences would take place before the end of next week He refused to say what they would concern but it is known that Lie is working hard on the Korean problem Immediately after Chen left Russias Jacob A Malik rushed up and went into a whispered huddle with Cordier Austins flight to Washington is believed connected ticipated disclosure of Just what action the U S wants the United Nations to take against the Chi nese reds A spokesman said ear lier that U S policy probably would be made known late Satur day spokesman revealed that secret negotiations have been go ing on between the U S delega tionon one hand and security council members plus those coun tries which have contributed to the fighting in Korea on the other Russia has not been consulted he said andneither has nese communist delegation healed by Wu Hsiuchuan Although theU S has not par ticipated directly it has become apparent that UN officials and some delegates are conferring with the Chinese and Russians in hope of finding a solution to the cur rent crisis Rau Active Indias Sir Benegal N Rau met with Wu Friday and will meet him again Sunday It is known he is trying to convince the Pieping government that a peaceful with drawal from Korea would be in their own interest India as a security council member is one of the countrys whose views the U S has sought The purpose of the lockeddopr talks is to try to reach agreement on a resolution for presentation to the assembly which is certain of approval by most countries out side the soviet bloc Strange Silence Veteran observers here were amazed at the tightlipped silence maintained by the participants arid could recall nopast occasion when so few They attributed this to the extreme gravity of the world situation whichmakes the usually garrulous diplomats afraid that an unconsid ered word might touch off the fires of war Never before said one has so little been said about so much by so many The ambassador from one coun try which has made a substantial contribution to the fighting forces in Korea predicted that 1 The assembly would be asked to condemn the Chinese reds as aggressors and request them to withdraw 2 If they fail to If the 1st resolution was passed with an impressive would be asked to recommend that UN members Congressmen Brand Defense Bill Inadequate for Crisis use then military units to enforce compliance May Grant Authority Under this 2nd possible resolu tion Gen MacArthur would have the implied authority to take whatever steps he considered nec essary to end the Chinese com munist menace to UN forces now fighting in Korea Itisnotknown if these are the American views now being dis cussed secretly tries Most delegations here are ex tremely reluctant to take any step which would irrevocably mean war with China and possibly Russia They have made it clear however that they are equally determined not to back away from the UN commitment in Korea Bran nan Says He Will Not Resign Post Washington of Agriculture Charles F Brannan said Saturday the price support plan was not responsible for high food costs and insisted that he had no intention of resigning He spoke from a prepared text in an interview with Reporter Claude Mahoney on the CBS Farm News program In asserting price supports had nothing to do with housewives high grocery bills Brannan said Eggs for example were sup ported under the direction of the department under the secretary of agriculture at around 37 cents in the midwest And all over the country nevertheless eggs are selling at around 90 cents to the consumer Now it certainly isnt a 37 cent support price to the produc er which results in the 90cent price to consumers in the market the country over Concerning meat prices Bran nan said The price of meat even to the producer not aloneto the con sumer has been well over the sup port level and as a matter of fact there is no support for beef and there is no support for hogs so you cant say that support has anything to dowith meat Mahoney asked him about ru mors that he might resign Bran nan replied Ill just simply say this toyou that very honestly I havent thought about the business of resignation because I havent found anybody suggesting the res ignation who was for my being here anyway Albuquerque Daily Limits Advertising Albuquerque KMex fective Saturday advertising in the morning Albuquerque Jour nal and afternoon Albuquerque Tribune is being limited to 85 per of the volume for December 1949 A shortage of newsprint made the limit necessary the pa pers said Sports Bulletin NAVYBEATS AKMX PhiladelphiaUnderdog Navy defeated Army 14 to 2 In the an nual football classic here Satur day By JOHN L STEELE UP Warjittery congressmen branded President Trumans shortofwar defense program inadequate Saturday and called for allout mobilization Democrats and republicans alike feared the presidents request for partial mobilization was not enough to cope with the current world crisis no doubt however tHat congresswill give Mr Tru man the here quested Friday to prepare the na tion against the grave risk of world war The moneyy includes to expand the atomic weapons program Want to Give More The congressmen want to give the president a great deal more They urged that the nations vast industry and manpower which have won two world wars be mobilized to prevent a 3rd global conflict Mr Truman told congress the new defense funds are needed now because the communist Chinese attack on Korea cast an ominous shadow over the pros pects of world peace But he said the appropriations request was not a war budget But some legislators believe a war budget and total mobiliza tion are necessary now They are afraid the nation will be caught with too little too late Nations Had Enough Chairman Lyndon B Johnson D Texas chairman of the senate defense preparedness subcommit tee said full mobilization and higher taxes to pay for it should be provided immediately The na tion has had enough postpone ment and procrastination he said Johnson said Mr Truman should have a new war production chief with mandatory powers far greater than thbse held by Chair man W Stuart Symington of the national security resources board Sen Wayne Morse R Ore a member of the senate armed serv ices committee calledfor an end of indecision and delay and im mediate allout military mobiliza tion Sen Joseph C OMahoney D Wyo urged a real tax program in placeof the present puny lev ies to finance vastly increased mo bilization Gen Collins to Fdr East Washington J Lawton Collins army chief of staff is on his way to the far east by air to confer with Gen Douglas MacArthur about the situation in Korea Announcing this Saturday an army spokesman said thearmy chief left Washington Friday night He was accompanied by Maj Gen Charles P Cabell director of intelligence for the air force and a representative of the navy The identity of the navy repre sentative was not disclosed im mediately The army spokesman said Col lins will determine how the army department can best assist Mac Arthurs command Collins is expected to reach Tokyo some time after 7 p m CST Saturday night Defense to Bring Higher Tax By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST Washington ap peared ready Saturday to pump another into the national defense effort to help check what President Trumar called the imperialist designs of the Soviet Union Hardly had the president askec for the money Friday when the house appropriations committee started hearings At the end of the 1st of prob ably 10 days of hearings commit tee members republicans and democrats alike told newsmen privately there is nothing much that congress can do except pro vide the money Cant Take Chances A top republican summed up the committee attitude this way Its a lot of money and its go ing to mean heavier taxes for everybody but we just cant take any chances now It would cosl much more to lose the war There was little early inclina tion to try to trim the new mili tary budget which would boost to around the funds appropriated by congress for national defense the year ending next June 30 In fact some influential house members said the new amount might not be enough and more may be needed later All but of the new fund would be given to the army the navy the air force and the ma rine corps to put muscle on the de fense machine and to buy the tools of warfare mainly airplanes tanks and guns Expand ABomb AVorks The was ear marked for the atomic energy commission which plans to ex pand itsatom bomb production capacity Congressional leaders hurriedly fixed a tentative timetable for rfi nal action on a bill providing he extra money They mentioned Dec 21 as a possible deadline The senate appropriations com mittee arranged to start hearings Monday questioning witnesses as quickly as the house committee finishes with them Among those closeted with the house committee Friday were Secretary of Defense Marshall and General They were accompanied by an ai ray of generals and admirals Hep Mahon DTexas who is conducting the hearings told newsmen the committee received only an overall leport on the tense international situation The details he said will be provided by later witnesses starting Monday Mahon estimated that the pre pared justifications on which the new budget request is based will take up 9000 pages He and oth er members insisted on complete justification for every dollar Coupled with money already provided Mahon said the new funds would build up and equip military forces of 1264000 for the army 855000 for the navy and marine corps and 651000 for the air force More Hardware Larger items in the new re quest include for gunstanks and other hardware for the army for planes and flying equipment for the air force food clothing and equipment for the army to buy property and construct facilities for the air force for air force operations and mainte nance and for wea pons for the navy Truman emphasized in a message to congress that the re quest for additional funds does not constitute a war budget That would obviously require far more money he added While the president didnt re call it in his message during the early days of World war II con gress appropriated approximate ly for defense in a single bill The new money the president said will put us in a position to move speedily into an increased state of mobilization if the situa tion grows worse Farmer Killed by Diesel Passenger Knoxville W Ship man 67 Swan farmer was killed Friday when his car was struck by a Burlington route Diesel pas senger train Shipman who lives about two miles from Swan was goinginto town to get his daughter a stud ent in the Swan school He was about a quarter of a mile from his home when the accident oc curred Shipman was thrown about 6P feet and his car shoved 80 feet down the right of way SAME 521 Olnck nien 4cath In tut 31 kuro Allies May Not Defend Key City of Pyongyang AP Wirephoto RED DRIVES ON PYONGYANG AND EAST reds in an allout drive on Pyongyang former North Korean capital Saturday overran Songchon A eastern anchor of a new allied defense line Another large Chinese force massing east of Song chon B for a drive on the east coast port of Wonsan has sent a column as far as Yang Aok In the Changjin reservoir area C elements of troops trapped along both shores have fought their way back to Hagaru where they joined 7th division troops who drove into the town from Hamming Friday for Not Senators Say Guard Truman at ArmyNavy Philadelphia se curity regulations dent Truman were put into effee for the chief executive as he came here Saturday for the ArmyNavy football game Police and secret service men picked up two young men for questioning shortly after the trains arrival They acted after one of the men was reported to have remarked If I had a gun now I could bump him off The two were hustled off to a police station for questioning The incident occurred about 20 to 2 feet from the presidents car Not Disturbed The secret service said they werenot greatly disturbed by the incident They the two men apparently blowing off onesecret service agent said Harry Karr district passenger agent for the Pennsylvania rail road told reporters aboard Mr Trumans 12car special train we are operating under wartime se curity It was Mr Trumans first train trip since Nov 1 when two Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to assassinate the president in an at tack on the Blair House at Wash ington Karr told reporters the normal peacetime guard was doubled Saturday at every crossing trestle and signal installation A year ago the presidential spe cial moved out of Washington 10 minutes behind a regular passen ger train Pilot Train Leads Saturday the presidential train followed 10 minutes behind an other passenger train and 5 min utes behind a special pilot train made up of an engine and 3 cars carrying secret service agents railroad detectives and other of ficers Among the functions of the pi lot train is to spot broken rails and split switches as well as to run interference for the president The bulletproof private car in which the president and Mrs Tru man rode was attached to the end of the train Danish Steamer Sinks Off Sweden Stockholm The 1999ton Danish steamer I P Suhr sank off Swedens coast Friday night and 20 of her crew of 21 are miss ng One seaman was rescued clinging to an overturned life boat He said the others crowded nto another lifeboat There was no immediate information as to he cause By JACK BELL Washington sen atois said Saturday that Gen Douglas MacArthur apparently is going to have to fight out the pres ent critical stages of the Korean war without any sizable reen forcements Some of them added that any decision which might free MacAr thur from the present U Sim posed ban against bombing Chi nese communists supply lines in Manchuria probably will await the outcome of talks President Tru man begins here Tuesday with Prime Minister Attlee of Great Britain Mr Truman told congress Fri day that an unspecified number of troops are on the wayto embattled United Nations forces from Bel gium ColombiaGreece and Lux embourg These are expected to involve little more than token contributions No Reserves Available The president didnt mentionany additional American unitsand 3 senators in a position to know said the lawmakers have been in formed that there are no reserves consideredavailable which can be sent to the aid of MacArthurs out numbered troops The 3 senators asked that they not be identified ay name The trip said that as the strategy was outlined to them MacArthur would try to consolidate a defense line and dig in for a stand against he Chinese communists They said thatso far as they can learn there is no present hope of a counter offensive MacArthur himself has described he situation in Korea as critical Dut not hopeless What Happens Then None of the 3 senators would Precast what happens after a de ense line is formed But one of them said The mil tary leaders are not going to pick Korea as the place to fight World war HI Another said he had asked for breakdown on disposition of the more than 2250000 U S troops resident Truman said are now under arms Of these MacArthur is commanding 7 U S divi sions which would mean around 00000 men 600000 Enemy in Big Push FROM WIRE SERVICES United Nations forces prepared to abandon Pyongyang Saturday and faced the threat of an allied Dunkerque on Koreas east coast to escape annihilation by 600000 Chinese and North Korean com munists j It seemed probable that a new defense line would be set up near the 38th parallel Incredible Odds Gen Douglas MacArthur in new appraisal of the Korean fight ing disclosed the incredible odds facing the approximately 150000 United Nations troops in Korea He said more than 250000 Chi nese already were in the fighting lines and that nearly that many more were moving down from the Yalu river In addition up to 150 000 North Korean fighters were being rearmed and reorganized Plans to airlift United Nations forces from the east coast to the west were abandoned because of weather The allies still have the sea route oi withdrawal but some 15000 to 20000 cutoff troops of the U S 1st marine division and two regiments of the U S 7th still have 8 to 10 ilammg miles ahead of them before even that refuge an be used Fifty thousand UN defenders on he east coast were endangered when the Chinese pushed to with n 25 miles of the evacuation port of Wonsan American British Turkish and South Korean forces held the semblance of a line closingto gs miles Is Nipped By PETER KALISCHER Pjongyanf UP Twelve Pyongyang citizens were arrested Friday night for plotting to assas sinate Col C R Munske of Brook lyn N Y American civil affairs chief and the mayor and two vice mayors of this former communist Munske said the 12 North Ko reans were arrested by Police Chief Wang a North Korean who went to Seoul afterlthe com munist occupation xf his homeland and returned with UN forces Eight of the arrested men were members of Wangs own newly formed police force Munske said The defendants intended to assassinate Munske and the North Korean officials by shooting or using hand grenades the Ameri can officer said He said there were about 6000 North Koreans in the communist underground in Pyongyang and have beeri since the Americans arrival in the city To cope with them he said there is an esti mated battalion of South Korean military police and the United Na tions forces in and around the former capital Munske said he doubted the un derground would make any con certed effort to help the advanc ing Chinese for two or 3 days He said the 300000 inhabitants of the about half the normal pop ulation were jittery about the possibility of Chinese capture of Pyongyang Tax Commission Auditor Quits Post Des Moincs JP A state tax ommission auditor who was criti cized sharply in the recent politi al campaign by Lester S Gillette democratic nominee for governor esigned Friday The auditor is A C Larson of agle Grove He will leave his 2940ayear position Dec 15 Gillette alleged that Larson col ected compensation for setting up ecords for some Webster City armors The records were to be sed for income Gillette said lax purposes Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow flurries and much colder Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and cold Low Saturday night 1015 High Sunday about 18 Snow flurries spreading over state Saturday night and Sunday Colder Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 1015 northwest 1520 southeast Increasing northerly winds becoming 2030 MPH Saturday night and diminishing Sunday High Sunday 1520 northwest 2025 southeast Further outlook Low Sunday night near 5 above clear and cold Monday High Monday near 20 Minnesota Snow flurriesand colder Saturday night and Sun day Low Saturday night near zero northwest 1020 south east High Sunday 10 northwest 1520 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m rillas were in the midst of Pyong yang itself i Inside the citytof 300000 popula tion communistjjeaflets appeared proclaiming you snail free from the enemy Koreans in Pyongyang were horted to break down transporta tion and communications systems the trains and warehouses 5th Column There Korean allied sympathizers warned that a 5th column had in filtrated Pyongyang Rigid controls were set up at the city gates Powerful Chinese columns from a 500000man force thrown into the Korean campaign were rolling southward in a thrust at the allies exposed right flank Red vanguards had thrust into Songchon but American loot troopers were fighting desperately to recapture the town and shore it up as the eastern anchor to the new allied defense line In north central Koreathe U S 10th corps said 7th division units trapped on the east side of Chang reservoir have fought their way back to Hagaru Hakalwoo with heavy losses of personnel and Field dispatches did not say when or how the Chinese had oc cupied Songchon Massive red forces were movingi down from the Manchurian border to swell the mighty communist bludgeon hammering the army General MacArthur said the Chinese had thrown a half million well armed troops into KpreaV About half were arrayed against United Nationstroops in battle and the other half were reported moving to the front Memorial Fund to Floyd Tate Is Progressing Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 25 28 06 29 16 Spencer of northwest Iowa sports fans and friends of the late Floyd Tate to a Floyd Tate memorial fund are flowing in rapidly it was re ported Saturday Tate Spencer high schooLath letic coach died last Saturday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Fund drives to raise money for the care and education of Tates sons Hugh 9 and Terry 11 have been started also in Estheryille where Tate formerly coached and in Storm Lake and other TheCherokee high school foot ball squad has donated an undis closed sum to the Tate family The Northwest Iowa Officials and Coaches association and the Spen cer High School Athletic associa tion have launched individual drives The OSstherville drive is being Conducted by the Esther vine Daily News In Spencer subscription sheets entitled Heserved our boys Lets serve have been dis tributed to stores in downtown Spencer v V
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