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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 6 H 0 R VOL LVfl Aiwclated Prtu and United PICK Full Lean Five Copy MASON Cm IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 5 1951 This Paper ol Two Mtv UN Asked to Stop Red China Army Mildly Worded Document Filed With Assembly Lake Success coun tries including the big 3 western powers called upon the United Nations assembly Tuesday to ac immediately to stop communisi Chinas intervention in Korea The demand was contained in a formal memorandum filed with UN SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie by the United States Britain France Ecuador Cuba and Nor way It followed Mondays request that the Chinese intervention be put before the 60nation assembly for debate Basis for Discussion The new document was both brief and mildly worded It was submitted to conform to assembly rules which require an explana tory memorandum to accompany any request for taking up new business It will be a basis for discussion by the 14nation steering commit tee which was called for Tuesday afternoon If the steering tee gives the go ahead the full assembly will decide whether to give the question a full airing The memorandum made these main points 1 Chinese communist troops are fighting against UN forces in Korea 2 An attempt was made in the lecurity council to get them to withdraw but Russia vetoed the proposal It then added Under these circumstances the delegations of Cuba France Ecuador Norway United King dom and the United States believe that the assembly should now consider immediately as anim portant and urgent question the intervention of the Central Peo ples government of the Peoples Republic of China in Korea with a view to making appropriate recommendations GoSlow Policy The mildness of the tone was understood to be in keeping with the goslow policy which has been put into effect during the Washington talks of British Prime Minister Attlee and Presi dent Truman There still was no definite word as Jo riow strong the spDhsorinB would go In a resolution which they are considering THE EMPTY STOCKING Quick Action Assured on Rent Control Washington house and senate action on bills to ex tend federal rent controls was as sured Tuesday The house scheduled a vote Wednesday on a measure to keep the rent law on the books for 90 days beyond its Dec 31 expiration date The senate agreed to start vot ing on a 60day extension Thurs day afternoon Early action in the house was ordered as leaders stepped up the legislative pace in the hope of cleaning up much of President Trumans program of must leg islation by Friday Speaker Sam Eayburn and Re publican Leader McCormack of Massachusetts also were aiming at quick house approval of emergency aid to Yugoslavia and the excess profits tax All had been given top priority for the short session of congress by Mr Truman The rent measure was cleared for house action shortly after the house banking committee ap proved it 17 to 3 The onesided vote announced by Chairman Spence indicated prob able house passage In another home front develop ment the senate banking com mittee recommended that the sen ate confirm MichaelV Di Salle as director of price stabilization Di Salle told the committee that he hasno idea when price controls may become necessary Asked by newsmen whether he Intended to move slowly in reach ing decisions about price control Di Salle said that onthe contrary I am going to have to move swiftly He told reporters that a volun tary price control program could be applied in these fields Durable goods which would in clude consumer metal products soft goods which include such items as clothing industrial man ufacturing food and restaurants utilities transportation and pos tibly fuel Di Salle said he had not worked out any details Britt Youth Named to Editors Post Muhn Britt has been named managing editor of the Iowa State Daily newspaper published by students at Iowa State college Muhn will assume his duties Jan 1 along with other MW staff executives The Bntt is a junior in agricultural journalism the paintiac bffS Mtnoint IT MUST NOT HAPPEN GlobeGazette readers this famous old paint ingby F S Manning has a special meaning It heralds the start of the Christmas Cheer Exactly 25 years ago this annual adventure in applied Christianity was launched While there have been some moments of anxiety about the outcome in some years the fund never has fallen short Its not going to this year either This years goal like last years will be Several gifts are already on hand Were hoping that this picture will cause more than a few readers to send their currency or Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa The first listing of contributions will be later this week The administration of this years fund will be by Family Service Inc with Miss Doris Bruce in personal charge Thats a guarantee that it will be well managed The rule as always will be No gift too small none too large Lets go all you Good Fellows and Gals of North Iowa May Evacuate Korea Withdrawal Considered by Leaders By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington possibility hat United Nations forces may suffer total military defeat in torea necessitating a Duhkerque like withdrawalby sea and air vas said1 Tuesday to be figuring in crisis conferences here Although hope has not been abandoned that the onrushing Chi hordes canbe topped it was reported that Gen Omar Bradley toldPresident Tru man and Prime Minister Attlee of Britain Monday that evacuation lans are ready if they have to e used A hint of possible impending disaster came from Mr Truman limself Tuesday when he took ime out from his talks with Attlee o tell a Washington audience that he troops in Korea are fighting igainst tremendous odds But he added that this nation vill continue the struggle for free dom no matter how the immedi ate situation may develop Speed for Europe So far as could be learned here no firm decisions looking toward pecific immediate action were eabhed at the 1st conference Monday between the and prime minister They were eported working toward an igreementV that uild aip heavy military forces in Surope with all possible speed to iffset the reverses iff Korea Arthur Gavshonof the London Associated Press staff quoted a Jritish informant who did not vish to be identified as saying Mr Truman and Attlee had also determined that United Nations orces should return to Korea in he event theChinese communists drive them out This informant aid they agreed too that the United Nations should do every7 thing possible to avoid open war with communist China In congress there were com jlaints from some republicans that he administration was not con ulting them about the crisis Sen ator Taft ROhio called on resident Truman to give the country more information about he grave international situation Mr Truman made a gesture to he republicans in invitations to Tuesdays luncheon resumption of lis meetings with Attlee Those invited include the top republicans on the senate and louse foreign Viley of Wisconsin and Rep Eat in of New Jersey Congressmen Invited Also invitedwere such demo crats as Speaker Rayburn of the louse Chairman Connelly D Texas of the senate foreign rela ions committee Chairman George DGa of the senate finance ommittec and Acting Chairman the house f oreigrraffairs The principal advisers to the two headsofgovernments also were invited to the luncheon aboard the Presidential Yacht Williamsburg Aside from strictly military questions the presidentand prime minister were posed with many international political issues by the deterioration of the UN position in Korea Apparently their principal poli tical problem now is to determine how to prevent the reverses in Ko rea from causing extreme damage to westernpower prestige in Asia and dangerously weakening confidence of the west ern European countries in their ability to build their own de fenses NEW NEWSPAPER Blockton Bonebrake editor of the Clearf ield Enterprise is publishing a new paper here the Blockton News Blockton has been without a paper for several years The new paper is published in theoffice of the Enterprise at Clearfieid Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing with slowly diminishing winds Tuesday Anight tow near 10 belowzero by Wednesday morning Clear and coldWednesday Iowa Cold wave continuing Tiies cl ay night Clearing west portion Tuesday night and in east by Wednesday morning Low Tues daynight lOcto 15 below north west to 10 above south east Wednesday and very cold high zero to 10 above Further outlook Fair with slow ly rising temperatures Thursday through the weekend lowaj 5Day Weather Outlook Very cold Tuesday night with snow flurries Cold Wednesday Slow moderation of temper atures Thursday through the weekend Temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal Precipitation will aver age 2 of an inch or less occur ring as frequent snow flurries Normal high for this time of year near 36 normal low near 20 Minnesota Clearing and much colder Tuesday night Wednes day fair and very cold Low Tuesday night 2025 below northwest to 1015 below south east High Wednesday zero to 5 below IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 24 Minimum 12 At 8 am 12 Precipitation 08 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 22 ColerWave With Snow Strikes Iowa Des Moiues IP A cold wave moved into Iowa Tuesday with steadily falling temperatures snow strong winds in some sec tions and prospects for zero to 10 below temperature readings for Tuesday night Driving was becoming hazardous in some areas particularly in the north and west parts of the state Snow depth was more than 4 inches in parts of northern Iowa Estherville 4 inches of snqw on the ground Other amounts included two inches at Sioux City and Spencer and one inch at Lamoni Council Bluffs and Des Moines k Report on road conditions is sued by state police radio was as follows Des Moines Light snow some light drifting in northwest portion of area highways slippery in spots Highways snow packed and slippery in east slippery in south hills and curves being sanded Northwest area One inch of new snow blowing snow Fort Dodge area One inch of new snow blowing highways icy in north central section of district Waterloo areaWest and south west portions light blowing snow highways icy and snowcovered in spots Light blowing snow north easthighways icy Light blowing snow in east and southeast high ways nearly normal but becoming snowcovered Northeast Snowing north highways snow packed very slip pery Heavy snow visibility one half mile snow packed and slip pery Iowa City blowing snow west snow packed hills and curves being sanded Stopped snowing northeast but snow packed and slippery Visibility Is Fifth of a Mile in North Iowa t Moderate blowing snow with visibility a fifth of a mile and highways from 50 to 75 per cent icecovered with packed snow in many spots and plows out sum marized north Central Iowas weather Tuesday according to the Iowa State highway patrol A strong northwest wind about 25 miles per hour kept snow in the ait1 in Mason City and the thermometer reading was 9 de grees above zero at 2 p m Be tween 2i arid inches of snow had fallen by 2 p m at the KGLO transmitter station west of the city Snow was packed on the streets of Mason City but there were slippery spots Reds Threaten Northeast Escape Route for Allies Air Force Blasts Chinese Driving Into Pyongyang By ERNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo communists poured thousands of reinforcements into northeast Korea Tuesday and pushed to within17 miles of the port of Hamhung on the escape route for 15000 to 20000 U S marines and infantrymen trapped below the Chosin reservoir The marines were fighting desperately to keep open a tiny airstrip at Hagaru one mile south of the reservoir long enough to evacuate their wounded be fore making their own supreme effort to escape the trap PyongyangOccupied To the west other waves of Chinese occupied burning Pyong yang and began hacking at the escape route of the U S 8th army between Pyongyang and Seoul Heavy air blows left an estimat ed 2000 enemy dead on the approaches to the desolate city The 5th ahforce said masses of Chinese communists were caught in a death trap earlier inthe day by swift jetfighters on the Taedong river north ofthe onetime North Korean capital British Cover Retreat The 1st Chinese entered burn ing Pyongyang some 10 hours aft erBritish rear guards covering the 8th army retreat had rolled out Eighth army engineers blew up the bridge across the Taedong in side Pyongyang behind the Bri tish forcing the Chinese to seek other crossings On the eastern side of Korea to 20000 U S marines and 7th division infantrymen fought desperately to hold an airstrip t at Hagaru on the southern end of the Chosin reservoir where C47 cargo planes were landing with ainmunitionirjWwlr c t i n in i on the trapped marines and infantrymen while other thousands poured down from the north to reinforce the trap 800 Wounded Flown Out More than 800 wounded marines already have been flown out of the Hagaru airstrip in the 5dayold airlift When the woundedhave been airlifted to safety the marines and infantrymen plan to turn southeast and chop their way out of the trap Airlift pilots were making hour ly round trips on the 40mile run from Hamhung to Hagaru Both air force and navy fighter planes joined the battle blasting reds around the airstrip and reinforce ments pouring down from the north Altogether the air force cargo command has airlifted 14138 casualties from the Korean battle areas during the past 8 days Red China was Crushing thous ands of fresh troops intothe battle lines on both east andwest fronts from its millionman invasion army Allied planes kept up around theclock bombardment of enemy convoys pouring south from the Yalu river Manchurian frontier One 30milelong convoy was under attack just north of the Chosin reservoir It may total 500 vehicles Gen J Lawton Collins U S chief of staff toured corps and divisional headquarters on the northwest front with Lt Gen Walton H Walker 8th army com mander in an evaluation of the deteriorating military situation Meet New Threat The 8th army completed its withdrawal from Pyongyang with out a fight early Tuesday but a new threat rose some 70 miles to the southeast The companies of the U S 187th airborne regiment assigned to guard the eastflank of the retreat ing 8th army engaged communist forces near Sibypn only 15 miles east of the main PyongyangSeoul highway and 20 miles north of the 38th parallel Reinforcements were ordered to the area to prevent the feds from throwing a roadblock across the highway and delaying or halting the allied retreat The communists were believed to be bypsfssed North Korean units but a spokesman for Gen Douglas MacArthur said the Chinese reds may have swept that far south Some 2400 North Ko rean troops were known to be in the Singye area 17 miles north west of Sibyon The bulk of the 8th was believed well south of Pyongyang but just how far the retreat had progressed was a military secret British commonwealth29thbri gade rearguards pulled out of Py ongyang early Tuesday after blow ing up the 3 main bridges across the Taedong river which bisects the city Much of Pyongyang was in flames Allied demolition teams blew up or put the torch to mili tary installations mostly the rail way yards power plants and other public utilities before retreating south Fighterbombers flew over the city Tuesday to complete the de molition work They hurled rock ets bombs and napaln flaming jellied gasoline into the railway yards and touched off numerous explosions Down the Backbone B29 Superfortresses dropped 192 tons of bombs onSongchon 30 miles northeast of Pyongyang Sunchon 28 miles northeast of Pyongyang and Kanggye enemy base just south of the Manchurian border The returning airmen re ported generally good results The Chinese reds seemed to be concentrating their main strength in a drive down the mountainous backbone of Korea between the east and west fronts for attacks against the allied flanks The com munists were not even in contact with British rear guards at Pyong yang MacArthurs spokesman said at bis daily press briefing that there areseveral natural defense lines below Pyongyang which conceiv ably could be held successfully if the UN had sufficient forces to man them against overwhelming enemy odds Wont Tell Decision However he make such a stand All such in formation on allied intentions h said would be of value to the enemy He estimated that the Chinese communists have thrown 18 divi sions against the 8th army on the west front and 7 against the ma rines and 7th division in the Cho sin reservoir area Reaction Mixed to Civil Defense By OLIVER W DEWOLF 3 year plan o shore up the nations weak civil defenses at a cost of threefourths of it for bomb a mixed re ception Tuesday from atomic minded lawmakers Noting the administration pro posal that the states and local communities put up about 000000 or 46 per cent of the to tal Senator Millikin RColo told reporters Thats a lotof do The Colorado lawmaker a mem ber of the senatehouse atomic committee added there was no way now to tell either what the finaliigure or the federal govern ments share would be Of the proposed outlay 100000 would go for communal type the federal government and the states sharing lie cost equally The remainder would be earmarked for adminis trative expenses heavy equipment stockpiles of criticallyneeded ma terials and communications Senator McMahon DConn he committee chairman called the realistic but added I believe that is not the final figure that we will have to ex sect In my opinion it will have to e more than that Senator Hickenlooper RIowa senior G O P member of the group saidhewanted toisee a reakdown before committing him self to any figure Got Their Windsor Ont squad cars converged on an alley behind the postoffice building Shots rang out and one officer shouted that got Stretched out dead on the pavement was a skunk SAME BUck ftaf MMII IB Si AP Wirephota ALLIES CONTINUE WEARY Chinese leds were at Pyongyangs airport and at Koksan A 50 miles to the southeastas allied troops continued their retreat to the south of Korea The retreat may go all the wayto the SeoulInchon area broken Chinese were also mountingdrives against jWonsan B In the northeast marines and doughboys fought to break out of a trap C south of the Changjin reservoir Movements of other allied troops in the northeast D and E were obscured by the army for security reasons Superf orts bombed the Kanggye area blast red concentration center Casualties Among UN Troops By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 7 With the exception of the Ko reans themselves the United States has contributed the mosi and suffered by farthe greatest casualtiesin the United Nations turn back communist ag gression in Korea The total of Americans ighting on the ground1 in Korea s estimated at about 100000 Probably about 26000 imore naval and air force men have been en aged The total casualties of all 3 services total 31784 including 4789 killed 21900 wounded and 5018 missing These casualties in clude only those whose next of kin had been notified up to Dec 4 Unofficial estimates have placed the number in the ROK Republic of Korea army at about 100000 The Koreandefense minister said on Dec 2 he believed nearly 000000South Korean soldiers joUce and civilians had 4ied He did nof disclosehowhe arrivedat he estimate PreviouslyPresident Syngman Rhee had given a rough estimate of 1000 military and 200000 civilian deaths He said lis estimate was based on the re obrts of governors magistrates and police Five other nations have about 17900 men in action in Korea Available reports admittedly in complete indicate they have suf ered about 349 casualties These figures would indicate that lie United States has furnished Jxmt 6 times as many menfor the ground fighting as the other UN allies and has suffered more than 90 times as many casualties Exact comparisons cannot be made however Naval contribu ions to the UN force have come rom 10 nations The ships of 7 lave seen combat action The man jower involved in these contri iutions is not available in most ases Likewise 6 member nations have ontributed air assistance The irmen of 4 have been in action iow many men are in these forces Iso is not available in most cases Would Pay Combat ils Extra Washington RepPotter RMich has his way combat Is will get extra pay a month He introduced a bill in con ress to provide S5 a day to 3Is as hazardous duty pay Noth ngs been done on it Tuesday he aid he would introduce the bill gain in January when the next ongress gets going Potter knows what combat duty s like for the infantryman He was one in the last war and lost both legs GM Announces Price Increase Detroit General Motors announced Tuesday an increase in prices for all of its 1951 model passenger cars C E Wilson General Motors president said the average in creases would be something less than 5 per cent on all 5 GM passenger cars Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile Buick and adillac Rails Reduce Holiday Fare for Servicemen Chicago nations rail roads gave the seryicemen a Christmaspresent Tuesday All servicemen may travel at the reduced rate of two cents a mile from Dec 15to Jan 10 on their Christmas leavesrailroad passenger traffic officers said Young Man Held in Cafe Robbery Charles City Police Chief lenry DeBoest arrested Gordon Mathinson 25 on a charge of breaking and entering iirthe night time in connection with the Checkerboard cafe robbery Marie Braend owner of the afe reported Monday thather slace of business had been entered either Saturday night or Sunday night andabout S85 taken from lie cash register 1 Chief DeBoest said the lad taken a pane of glass entire y out of the kitchen window It s believed some small boy was mshed through the opening as here was not enough room be ween the stove and the window or an adult to get in Police were unable to find any race of the glass which had been emoved from Morthwood Soldier Killed in Action Alfred O love son of Robert J Hove has been killed in action in Korea Memorial services will be held at the First Lutheran church Sun day at 2 p m for Sgt Hove who died on Sept 2 He was born June 261928 was a graduate of North wood high school and an out standing athlete Survivors in clude his parents 4 brothers and 3 sisters   

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