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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER f FOR THE HOME N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NtWSPAMR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVU AwociaUd Pnw mat fnu FuU A Copy MASON CITV IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 4 1959 This Paptr Consists ol Two 41 One Mans A Kadlo Commentary ly W EARL HALL Managing Editor Thats What I Like About the South A YEAR ago I came home from Fort Worth following a pleas ant weeks stay among the Texans With Mrs Hall I had been attend ing the annual meeting of the Associated Press Managing Edi tors association Somehow I had the notion that the hospitality I met up with there was something peculiar to the Lone Star state This visit with you therefore is going to start off with an apology to the people of other states in the as suming a superior hospitality in Texas Ive spent a few days in Atlanta and I must in fairness report that Texas hasnt a thing on Georgia when it comes to mak ing a visitor feel at a visitor from as farnorth as Iowa It was a crowded program at our conference and we had little time to get acquainted with At lanta or Atlantans But I did break away for one afternoon thanks to the kindness of a former Iowa neighbor and I motored through the residential section of the Georgia capital which I believe ranks 2nd only to New Orleans as Dixies metropolis 2 Delicate Words Incidentally census and popula tion are two tender words in At lanta As in many another city and itate the count this year didnt come up to expectations When you talk about population the native sons are likely to try to di vert attention to some such sub ject as the weather One of the Atlanta grievances is that so many of its suburbs some of them obviously a part of the city in geography if not statis tically cant be induced to cast their lot with the capital city They maintain their own identity which means thatthey cant be included in the Atlanta population count So instead of the 326962 re ported by the census bureau last July every loyal Atlartfan believes1 the total is more than twice that figure or somewhere around 650 000 New Orleans hard time topping thatIncident ally the 1940 to 1950 according to the census was m bit less than 25000 A Radio Quit Question An interesting geographical fact about that might en able you to take home some money from a radio quiz show some day to do with its altitude When the quizmaster puts this question to you Whats the 2nd highest largecity fa the United States have your lips all puck ered to Ga Its 2nd only to Denver That may surprise you as it does most people But it will sur prise you even more to learnthat Atlantas altitude is only about 1050 feet against Denvers mile high claim to fame Atlanta happens not to be quite as high as my own home town But its any other American city with a population as great as a quarter of a million How come some are still ask ing The only explanation I can offer is that cities for the most part are either 1 on the sea board and therefore close Lto sea level or 2 on navigable streams and rivers dont get big enough to be navigable until they drop down close to sealevel St Louis is a case in point The 3rd most altitudinous metropolitan center in the United States you might be interested to know is the Twin Cities of Minne sota Minneapolis and St Paul near the headwaters of theMjss issippi river But enough about altitude lets get back to Atlanta A City of Palatial Homes In driving through the resi dential section of the Georgia metropolis one is impressed by the large number of palatial homesall of them with spacious wellcared for lawns and most of them and of what I believe would be called Georgian spacious porches with huge col umns Somewhere along the line the Greek influence was felt in this particular type of architecture How do so many people get enough income to maintain such establishments I kept asking And the commonest answer I got was either 1 Coca Cola or 2 insurance companies for the Ne groes of the south One estimate I heard was that the famous soft drink had created at least 1000 millionaires Those had even a small block of stock in the early days of the business had only to hold on to it and accept the increment in value to achieve wealth Smoke and Noise at Minimum In cities of likesize in the north theresalways an awareness through the smoke the noise or the smell of large industrial ac tivity close at hand But in At lanta you dont have this feeling Its probably because my inspec tion was so cursory but I didnt wtiat could be accur CONTESUED ON PAGE 2 AP Wirephoto DESTROYS EQUIPMENT William M Robinson Nashville Term rolls another tire on a huge fire at Py ongyang as the 189th regimental combat team destroys equipment it cannot take in evacuation of the city Ask Assembly to Air China Intervention New York United States and 5 other countries Mon day formally asked the United Nations assembly to take up as an urgent matter the Chinese commu nist intervention in Korea The request yas made in a tele gram to UN SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie Diplomatic quarters said it might be taken up by the assemblys 14nation steering com mittee either Monday or Tuesday The telegram waks signed by the delegates of the United States Britain France Norway Cuba andiEcuadpr These were the 6 countries whiphv sponsoredthe security council res olutioncalling Peipirig regime to withdraw its troops from Korea There wasno indication wheth erthe sameresolution would be submitted to the assembly or whether it revised in an effort tobrandthe Chinese com munists as aggressors This may be decided after consultations in Washington between Prime Minis ter Attlee of Britain and Presi dent Truman Consultations continued here throughout the day but delegates were unusually reticent about what was V going on behind the scenes Under the assembly rules the question1st must go to the steer ing committee If this body rec ommends its inclusion in the agenda it then goes before a plenary meeting of the assembly Atwothirds majorityof the as sembly itself is required to put the issue on the work sheet for a full airing Diplomats w ere waiting to learn theresults if any from a secret conference Sundaynight between Indias Sir Senegal N Rau and communist Chinas Wu Hsiuchuan Sir Senegal said their session of several hours was designed to find a peaceful solu tion of the crisis Mediation Move Seen at Dinner New York Secretary General Trygve Lie invited the Chinese communist representatives to meetwithtopBritishand In dian at his home day night in a possible mediation move intheiKbrean conflict A spokesman lor Lie said rep resentatives of IsraelSweden and Pakistan also will be present He said there be an informal dinner after which there will be an opportunity to talk Gen Wu Hsiuchuan and his 3 top aides will attend Sir Glad wyn Jebb will be present for Bri tain and Sir Senegal Rau for India Rau has already held two vate talks with Wu in an attempt to find amiddle ground for ending the war Neither the United States nor the soviet delegates were invited to the informal dinner All those attending have recognized the Chinese communist regime But some countries who have recognized the communist regime of China were not invited to the dinner Atotal of 17 of the 60 UN members have recognized the Peipihg government SEE RENT INCREASE Dubuque Dubuque small landlords have been in formed they can get immediate boosts in the rents they charge Rent officials say that if a land lord has not had rent increases amounting to 30 per cent since June 30 1947 he can get his rents increased by petitioning the local rent office Refugees Stream From Hopeless City By TOM LAMBERT Pyongyang great tra gedy of Pyongyang began unfold ing Monday Thousands of city residents and Korean refugees from other areas began a last minute exodus from this doomed city The former red Korean capital seems certain to revert any day now to its com munist masters The people poured through si lent streets and twisting alleys to the windwhipped north bank of the Taedong river They climbed down the retain ing of arse temple They still nav igating to the southbank of the a few additional feet of freedom They waded the ice coldriver north of the city They clung with stiff cold hands to the prows of the few ferries and rowboats crossing the stream crawled perilously along the shattered girders of the citys vehicular bridge span of which the reds dynamitedintothe river before they abandoned this city late last October Army engineers commanded by Maj William E Anderson of Greensboro N Car dynamited the army built pile bridge de signed to carry rail traffic across the river The army bridge was incomplete but was to have been operating Dec 15 The refugees old men and women with ba bies strapped to their children whimpering with the to have no place to go other than away from this red threatenedcity A frigid and hos tile wind hurled clouds of dust in their faces The travail over the highway bridge was pitiful to watch The refugees shuffled along the undestroyed portion of the span and then crawled the rest of the way over bent and broken girders Snyder Sees Pride Controls an Eventuality Washington Secretary of the Treasury Snyder said Monday he jbelieves general wageprice controls will have to be puton to avoid damaging inflation Snyder made the statement to the senate finance committee in response to a question from Sen ator i MilUkin as to whether in your judgment gen eral cpntrplsiare inevitable say that with the situation as it is today to avoid inflation of a damaging na ture these controls will have to be put into effect He declined to predict when that might happen Another senate on raised the ques tion with Alan Valentine director of economic stabilization Obvoiusly weighing his answers with great caution Valentine would not be pinned down as to possible use of controls We must look for and find very soon a plateau where prices and wages are generally in balance he said adding I hope we now are near it COLLISION KILLS 14 Santiago Chile fl Fourteen persons were killed and more than 50 injured in a collision of two buses on a highway near here Sunday night President Attlee Start Conference By JOHN M IllGHTOWER Washington Prime Minister Attlee came here Monday to talk over the world crisis with President Truman and their first conference was promptly set for Monday day earlier than originally planned The white house announced that the two government heads with their staffs of advisers would begin their talks at 2 p m C S T The schedule when Attlee left Britain had called for a meeting Tuesday noon The earlier meeting gave an in creased air of urgency to the talks which Attlee described as aimed to align our policies in the new and troubled situation in the world and to find the means of uphold ing what we know to be right But Presidential Secretary Charles Ross said the 1st confer ence was moved up from Tuesday simply because it was found that the earlier meeting would be agreeable to everybody He said he did not know wheth er the suggestion came from At tlee The cabinet room at the white house was chosen for the confer ence because it can accommodate a large group 16 Advisers Attlee has 16 advisers with him The white house said those to sit with President Truman will in clude Secretary of State Acheson Secretary of Defense Marshall Secretary of the Treasury Snyder W Averell Harriman Mr Tru mans special foreign affairs as sistant Chairman W Stuart Sym ington of the National Security Resources Board Walter Gifford new ambassador to London Philip C Jessup state department am bassador at large Dean Rusk as sistant secretary of state for far eastern affairs and George Per kins assistant secretary of state for European affairs and Gen Omar Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff The white houseunderstood Mr Attlee will be accompanied by Sir Oliver Franks the British ambas sador FieldMarshal Sir William Slimchief of the imperial general staff Sir Roger Makins and Rob erttH Scott of the British foreign office and Denis EL F vatesecretary toMr Attlee Attteescbig4engined British airliner Cathay rolled up on the airport apron Where President Truman Secretary of StatetAcheson JDefense Secretary Marshalland officials were waitingat about t45 After the greetings Attlee made a statement for the newsmen there He said his aim in the talks with Mr are to get underway to align ourpolicies in the new and trou bled situation inthe world and to find the means of upholding what we both khow to be right Charges a Wedge e accused the communist bloc of trying to drive a wedge be tween our two peoples A harsh cold wind driving low wet clouds swept over the port as the British and American leaders talked for a minute or so before the president returned to his wait ing automobile In the meantime the British leader had greeted all the Ameri can officials he knew such as Acheson Marshall and W Averell Harriman the presidents foreign affairs adviser and also Ambassa dor Sir Oliver Franks and other diplomats from the British com monwealth countries Attlee looked jaunty carrying his blaclt homburg in his left hand and with a spray of white heather in the buttonhole of his black overcoat when he stepped briskly down the stairs from the plane with hand outstretched to Mr Tru man Iowa Falls Soldier Injured in Korea Washington Floyd J Lieb Sioux City Iowa has been wounded in action in Korea the department of defense reported Monday The department also listed two other lowans as wounded 5 miss ing in action and two injured The casualties all Robert Frazier Des Moines and Paul Williamson Council Bluffs Missing in Dale E Siedelmann Exira CplRobert L May Eldora Sgt Robert W Hay Otho Pfc Richard A Holmquist Boone and Pfc Dale L Reeder Waukon Donald G Stice Des Moines and Pfc Richard C Remhof son of Mrs Bessie Rem hof Iowa Falls SAME Black flic muni traffic fMl 34 ktiri 10th Corps Faces China Red Trap in Northeast NORTH KORfA SOUTH KOREA AP Wirephoto ALLIES RETREAT FROM FORMER RED CAPITAL Allied troops were destroying military installations and began evacuating the former North Korean capital of Pyong yang In the northeast 2 Chinese communists were driving on industrial cities of Hamhung and Hungham In the same area TJ S marines were battling to break out of a trap at Hagaru Allied troops at Hyesanjin on the Yalu river opposite Manchuria were ordered to withdraw It appeared likely that the allies might eventually deploy an a defense perimeter around Seoul 4 and its port of Inchon Peter Karamitros School Bus Driver 33 Years Dies Petei Kaiarmfaos 65 school bus diiver for 33 years who lived at 115 14th N W died at a local hospital Sunday afteinoon follow ing a short illness He had been a resident of Mason City since 1906 Mr Karamitros was born at Do liana Arcadias Greece Jan 30 1885 He entered the United States in 1906 and came directly to Mason City Foueht in War He returnedto Greece in 1912 to serve in the Balkan war When he was discharged he was married to Antigone Karagiannes in April 1914 He reentered the United States with his wife and had made his home since that time in Mason City With his brothers Sam and Alex he operated a grocery and bakery from 1911 to1939 In addi tion from 1917 until the time of his death he was a school bus driver During that time he had no acci dents for which he was awarded a safety certificate from thestate superintendent of schools as well as other safety awards In Civic Work Mr Karamitros was active in civic affairs and was an active member of the Hellenic Orthodox church which he had served in various capacities for many years Surviving are his wife two sons Denno and George Karamitros two daughters Mrs Jacob R Mag nani and MrsHarry J Caldbeck abrother Sam Karamitros two grandsons and 3 nieces all of Ma son City and two sisters in Greece He was preceded in death by his parents in Greece and a brother Alex Karamitros in 1942 Funeral services will be con ductedby Father P Grefakis pas tor at HellenicOrthodox church Wednesday at p m Burial will be at Elmwopd cemetery The Major funeral home in charge Farmer Killed Under Tractor Near Titonka services were incomplete Monday for William SenheJr 30 farmer a mile and a half east of Titonka who was instantly killed late Saturday when his tractor overturned in a ditch on his way home from town where he had the tractor repaired He was crushed beneath the wheel The accident occurred within about mile of his home and is believed to have been due to the icy condition of the road on a high grade Survivors include the widow a 3 year old son his father William Senne Sr and two sisters PETER KARAMITROS Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and a little warmer Monday night Light snow Monday night and early Tuesday Low Monday night about 10 above Turning colder again Tuesday with high about 15 Iowa Cloudy with occasional snowMonday night not so cold east and centralportions Snow and rather cold Tuesday Low Monday night 10northwest 20 to 25 southeast Tuesday 15 northwest25 to 30 south east Further outlook Clear and unseasonably cold Wednesday with low Wednesday morning 10 below northwest near zero southeast High Wednesday zero to 8 above Minnesota Cloudy and continued cold with occasional snow Mon day night and Tuesday Low Monday night 15 below north west to 58 above southeast High Tuesday 10 below north west 10 above southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Dec 4 Maximum 17 Minimum 4 At 8 a m 6 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 26 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Dec 3 Maximum 28 Minimum 6 At 8 a m 6 Precipitation trace 3 Killed in Accident Near Iowa Falls Iowa members of an REA construction crew were fatally injured two others are in a hospital here one with a broken back and 4 others escaped with out serious injury when the truck in which they were riding skidded on icy highway 65 and rolled over twice The accident Occurred about 8 miles south of here as the men were going south to McCallsburg about a m The dead were E A Fisk 61 Iowa Falls GlenSherman 47 Fayette Howard Van Leare 18 Hamp ton In the hospital at Iowa Falls were Art Putney 42 of Iowa Falls with two fractured verte orae and Raymond Collins Iowa Falls withhead injuries Richard Vinson of Cambria driver of the truck was not hurt and 3 others in the truck were not lurt badly enough for medical at iention The men left Iowa Falls Mon day morning in a canvas topped truck with equipment used by the work crew on rural electric lines They were reported to be em ployes of the Stewart Construction company of Anamosa Authorities said the truck hit an icy strip as it came over a small rise Two of the men killed were among those riding in the rear end of the truck and one was rid ng in the truck cab with Vincent the driver The other men in the truck were Joe Hunt Hampton Terry Sobinson Chapin and Harry Berghorn Wayerly The condition of Putney and Collins was described as critical at the hospital Monday afternoon Retreating Yanks Apparently Saving Most Equipment Washington UR A military spokesman said Monday retreating American forces in Korea appar ently are holding on to most of heir equipment and arms The spokesman also told report ers at a morning Pentagon brief ng that there has been no report f any American outfit suffering icavy enough casualties to knock t out as a fighting unit There have been no reports of icavy losses of would indicate that our troops are getting it out the spokesman said fig Abandoned by Allies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United Nations forces threw up rearguard shield 10 milesnorth f Pyongyang Monday to protect rieir bitter retreat souththrough that tense former red Korean cap tai v r Little fighting was reported vin that northwest sector But Lt Gen Walton H Walker U army ommander said thered Chinese iad rolled 5armies of 15 divisions to 150000 of ithe Chongchon river within striking distance of Pyongyang These werethe shock troops of more than 1000000 Chinese that General MacArthur said were either in Korea or heading for the battlefronts from Manchuria and central China In the bitterly cold northeast reinforced Chinese mounted a critical and more immediate threat o the U S marines and 4 other UN divisions Widely Scattered The reds were driving on the win east coast industrial cities of Jamming and Hungnam They lireatened to isolate the entire 10th corps Its 5 divisions are widely scattered over the rugged northeast Korea icebox Marines and doughboys battled desperately to break put of deep red traps in the Chang in reser voir area AP CorrespondentTom Stone reported Chinese on them eased somewhat Monday however In the northwest AP Corres pondent Leif Erickson reported that the 8th armys retreat eventually might wind up along a defense line around the republic capital of Seoul and its port of Inchon He saicLit did not appear possible to set tip peninsula linking with the scat tered 10th corps Erickson said Walker apparent lywas directing a skillful escape from the familiar Chinese envel opment tactics Allied fighters and bombers pounded incessantly at the Chinese and remnant Korean red forces hroughout North Korea So massive were theoncoming Chinese forces however that it appeared likely they could power hrough intoSouth Korea if such a decision was made by the red high command Toward Wonsan Far behind allied forces on the east coast a Chinese force was vheeling from the middle of the eninsula towardthe supply port f Wonsan This thrust threatened o cut off the 10th corps with its back to the Sea of Japan General MacArthur estimated 18000 Chinese are in North Ko rea and along the Yalu river boundary of red Manchuria He aid another 200000 Chinese are moving to the area from central Thus China appeared to have lommittedonefourth of her armed strength of some 4000000 men to her undeclared war in Ko ea MacArthur said preparations or this elbowing into the UN lampaign against invading Ko ean reds were made long ago In the actual combat areas Chi nese communist forces were esti mated at 194000 in the northwest above Pyongyang nd 74000 in the northeast British Prime Minister Clement Attlee planned a crisis confer ence with President Truman in Washington Monday The British were reported to feel that extreme teps are needed to avert a new vorld war May Urge Conference London said Attlee would urge an agreement with the commu nists both Russian and Chinese Attlee conferred withFrench of icials before leaving by plane for Washington But in Seoul President Syngman Rhee warned against any compro mise with the Chinese reds In he end we would be in a worse position than ever the Korean resident said With the crisis worsening Gen J Lawton S chief of taff conferred in Tokyo with VlacArthur Monday and flew to Corea a few hours later to inspect he withdrawing U Sv 8th army The 8th army embracing the U 1st and 9th corps and rem nants of the South Korean 2nd orps was moving southward hrough Pyongyang to new de ensive positions Roads were hoked Flames and smoke bil owed from military installations iestroyed by the UN forces to ceip them out of red hands Except for rear guards covering he retreat from the former Chong hon river line 40 miles to the lorth no ground action in the lorthwest sector was reported up o midday Monday Pyongyang a city of 300000 fell o the allies Oct 20 Huge pic