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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVU Alleviated and United Full Ltaw Wirei Five Cents a Copy MASON CITV IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 12 1950 This Paper Consists of Two U 27 Chinese Divisions Probe Sen George Predicts Full Price Control Truman Arranging to Address Nation on World Situation Washington Tru man is arranging to address American people by radioFriday or Saturday night on the world situation and the home front steps he believes are necessary as a result of the threat of war This was learned Tuesday from high white house sources un quotable by name At the same time there was of ficial word of the broadening of the conference Mr Truman has called for Wednesday with con gressional leaders of both parties Chairman George DGa of the senate finance committee was added to the group of senators arid representatives Mr Truman will consult at 9 a m Wednes day on plans for the proclamation of a national step expected to be preliminary to a rapid series of moves placing the countrys economy on virtually a war looting Secretary of State Acheson Secretary of Defense Marshall and Secretary of the Treasury Snyder also were asked to be present for Wednesdays meeting with the congressional group George who heads the senate fi nance committee told a reporter he thinks the time is fast ap proaching when economic controls will be clamped down He pre dicted the president will act dur ing January at the latest Senator Lyndon Johnson D Texas chairman of a senate armed services preparedness sub committee said the time already has arrived for such controls Johnson was one of many mem bers of congress who have been urging immediate action M How Administration conceded that wageprice controls are inevitable but there has Veen no authoritative estimate on how soon the machinery can be set up to handle them As all signs pointed to a speedup in home front mobilizationthere were these other developments 1 Chairman Maybank DS Car of the senate banking com mittee said in a Charleston S Car speech Monday night that the commerce department prob ably will slap stringent controls on essential idefense materials short ly He said this may meanrestric tions early next year on what manufacturers can make with ma terials allotted them 2 One new regulation V h i c h will have this effect was issued by the national production authority Monday NPA ordered a 28 per cent cut in the use of natural rub ber in automobile tires in the first two months of next year as com pared with November quotas The order will mean fewer new tires and more recaps 3 The senate appropriations committee was told by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert M Lovett that more military funds than the contained in a pending bill will be sought from congress for use in the fiscal year ending June 30 These would be in addition to funds asked of the new congress for the year be ginning July 1 4 The president had on his congres sionallyapproved bill to extend the present rent control law until March 31 The house gave it final approval Monday 5 Mr Truman arranged to meet Wednesday with a group of congressional leaders of both par ties to ask them how far they think he ought to go toward all out mobilization of the nations resources to meet the critical mili tary situation in Korea and the everpresent threat of communist aggression elsewhere The presi dent spent most of Monday in con ferences with top mobilization of ficials but no decisions were an nounced LaborHours Question 6 Secretary of Labor T o b i n called a new I2man laborman agementagriculture conference to cope with fast developing man power problems of the war and defense program Tobin as the Truman cabinets chief mobilizer of manpower would be concerned in any national emergency declara tion which involved suspension of the 8hour day in defense plants Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader told reporters Wednesdays white house confer ence will be the sort of real con sultation on issues which the re publicans have been demanding The GOP Senators Taft of Ohio chairman of the GOP policy committee Wherry of Nebraska the GOP floor leader and House Minority Leader Martin of Massachusetts will have a chance to make their views known before a decision is reached Lucas said AP Wirepholo RACING dramatic photo won the 1950 sweep stakes award in the Iowa Associated Press newsphoto con test It was taken by Carl Franks nightphotographer for the Cedar Rapids Gazette This is the 2nd sweepstakes award for Franks Highly Strategic War Goods Pass From Germany to Russia By BRACK CURRY AND RICHARD K OMALLEY Frankfurt strategic war materials are flow ing behind the soviet iron curtain from West Germany and the western allies are powerless to stop them Such crucial articles as machine tools ballbearings optical supplies steel tubing and raw steel are being moved Allied believe t h af mosteof this material finds itsway directly to Hussia From TJ S Army It is authoritatively believed also that quantities of rolling stock purchased from U S army surplus has been deviously shipped to soviet satellites for re lay to Russia The western allies find them selves helpless They have export licensing power only over certain specific strategic materials The rest are licensed by the West Ger man government It does hot have the power or means to police the ultimate destination of purchased products Allied sources said they have no way of determining the exact amount of contraband that has gone to the soviet But we feel it was and is of sufficient quan tity to make a substantial con tribution to the communist blocs war potential one source added Allied sources who declined to be identified explained how the a time when the United Nations aresorely beset in acquires vital materials from the west A Ruhr firm for example ex ports steel to west Berlin buyers who ostensibly are legitimate deal ers But after the steel reaches Berlin it The allies believe it is quietly taken to east Berlin and from there shipped either directly to Russia or to one of her satellites Shipments Illegal Officials said perhaps as much as 86000000 to worth of steel has been illegally shipped to theeast thus far in 1950 Another source said ashipment of American lead which arrived in the Netherlands Tvent down the Rhine to Switzerland The lead thenwent on to Stettin Poland American officials were aware of the transaction but were un able to interfere Switzerland until Monday had no export controls and had become a favored spot for international speculators The little nations decision Monday to impose export and import controls may close that avenue Initial receivers of contraband slipping under the iron curtain have been Poland Hungary and Czechoslovakia allied officials said But they make no bones that they are convinced Russia ulti mately gets the lions share Recently the allied high com mission asked West German Chan cellor Konrad Adenauer to have his government take steps to stop these movements of strategic ma terials to the east Some officials say the Germans dont have ade quate border police to halt the movement of contraband These are some of the ways of ficials that illicit shipments are Some contraband goes east under false papers Other ship ments are sold through commu nist intermediaries who have set up dummy firms in West Ger many These are busy milking the strategic industries of the West German republic These dummy firms are fronts for other intermediaries in Swit zerland Sweden or the Nether lands whose job is to see that such shipments roll to Russia and its satellites Move Too Late Some authoritative quarters be lieve thatat least a portion of U S army surplus stocks have been sent to the east In this too their hands are all but tied At the close of the war an esti mated worth of war materials remained The army sold it to the West German gov ernment for approximately 000000 V Thus far almost 80 per cent of this stock has been sold by the Germans There is one drastic move open freezing of all surplus stock permissible under allied law in Germany Action now however is some what late With so much surplus sold such moves now apparently would save little DIES OF INJURIES Iowa City Butter baugh 59 ofCoralville died late Monday of injuries suffered in a twocar collision two miles west of Iowa City SAME Black meant traffic death in put 24 houri 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 A Gift From You Will Help This to Grow Into a Full Sized Tree 400 200 PKEVIOUSLl REPORTED Universal Mothers Club Helen Louise Nelson Mrs Sclma E Koscnqulst St James Lutheran Ladles Aid Mason City Friend rust President Parley American Legion Auxiliary Vern Shinn Amvcts Post No Another Friend Missionary Department Christian Church Gleaner S S Class Pl Methodist Church Joyce Kilmer Club B J B A A Friend Roscoe McDonald Mac United Cement Lime fc Gyp sura Workers No 106 First mo uth xuo 3110 1011 Oil tun luii 1000 llil 200 THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO MATE S SUM STILL NEEDED SlOSMl Lets Not Leave It to Other Fellow Y NOW ONE THING HAS be come rather ap parent with re spect to the 1950 Christmas Cheer Fund It CAN F AIL if too many of us pro ceed on the as sumption thai the OTHER FELLOW is go ing to do all the giving The plain fact is that in comparison with other years the total on this date is not as high asvitshouldbe Quite a few Mason City families are looking to this fund to put the joy in their Christinas season You wouldnt want to let them down would you Either bring it to the Globe Gazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa By way of postscript Unless somebody else at the place where you work has starting a collective gift why dont YOU do it Forest City Soldier Missing in Action Forest City Pvt James H Smith U S army son of Harold S Smith is missing in action in Korea it has been learned here Republicans to Hold Per Plate Dinner Des Moincs The repub lican state central committee has decided tohold a per plate Lincoln day dinner James Schramm Burlington re publican finance chairman was chosen Monday to head a com mittee to arrange all details The dinner is to be held in midFeb ruary to raise funds for party projectsin 1951 Bond Issue Voted 21 But Proposition for 4 New School Buildings Defeated Mason City voters Monday passed by nearly 2 to 1 a bond issue for improving their present schools but gave a 000 bond issue for building 4 new school only a 46 per cent vote as compared with the necessary 60 per cent The vote on the smaller issue was 2709 Yes and 1401 No On the larger isue the vote was 1954 Yes and 2241 No The vote was consistent throughout the 4 wards the per centage for and against each issue being almost identical in each B L Main school board secretary called attention however to the total vote of 4703 as compared with 4195 votes cast on one issue and 4110 on the other The vote by wards Ward 2nd 3rd 52300000 Issue Yes No 438 524 592 400 487 614 639 501 Issue Yes No 022 714 811 562 293 382 414 315 1954 2241 2709 1401 5600000 ESTATE Chicago J Kelly former Chicago mayor and demo cratic leader left an estate esti mated at his will showed Tuesday His widow Margaret is sole beneficiary AP Wlrephoto ALLIED TROOPS HOLD ESCAPE ROUTES Bulk of the allied 8th army has withdrawn to parallel 38 1 and is in position to fight an orderly retreat along the main road to Seoul The troops are south of Sariwon but their exact position is a military secret Chinese reds ap peared to be turning toward the center of the peninsula 2 where there is no allied line In the northeast the 10th corps has set up a defense box around Hamhung saw tooth line while a UN fleet was off Hungnam readyto evacuate the troops if necessary The movements of an American army regiment and two South Korean divisions 3 and 4 further northeast were shrouded in secrecy for security reasons Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with little temperature change through Wednesday Occasional ligh snow Wednesday Low Tuesday night 15 to 20 High Wednesday 25 to 28 Iowa Mostly cloudy through Wed nesday with occasional light snow or freezing drizzle Wed nesday tempera ture change Low Tuesday night 12 to 19 northeast 20 to 27 southwest High Wednesday 23 to 28 northeast 29to 35 south west Further outlook Light snow or freezing drizzle Wed nesday night and a few snow flurries east andcentral Thurs day Not much change in tem perature Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near seasonal normal Normal high 28to 36 Normal low 12 to 18 Little change in temperature un til becoming warmer Saturday or Sunday Precipitation will average i to inch with fre quent periods of light snow or snow flurries Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with occasional light snow mixed with freezing drizzle some areas No important change in temperature Low Tuesday night 1522 High Wednesday 2227 a little higher extreme southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m 14 Dead in Moslem Riots Over of Girl By A L McINTJRE Singapore clamped a dusktodawn curfew on riottorn Singapore Tuesday night The toll from tw days of fighting over fate of a Moslemreared Dutch girl rose to 14 dead than 140 injured Soldiers fired at a chargingmob in the eastern section Line Mongolian Cavalrymen on Camels UN Fleet Stands By Ready to Evacuate Encircled 10th Corps Tokyo iff Some 27 Chi nese communist divisions including 8000 to 14000 fierce Mongolian cavalrymen today pressed menacing eelers toward South Korea after driving the bulkof the Jnited Nations forces from the north Shaggy little Mongolian onies and supply caravans of camels such as he mediaeval c on q u e r o r GenghisKhan used centuries ago gave bizarre but effective mobility to the vanguard of red Chinas 1000000man orce as it streamed unpp 6sed over almost all of North iorea 8th Army Retires In the west the bulk of the illied 8th army had with drawn to parallel 38 the old joundafy between North and South Korea In the northeast most of ihe U S 10th corps was ruddled on the Hamhung coastal plain This force was 130 airmiles deepin red Ko rea but it was surrounded by Maximum Minimum At 8 a nil Precipitation 24 19 20 03 of the island Tuesday night and 4 Chinese were reported killed Efforts were being made by Moslem leaders however to calm their followers The British colonys supreme court meanwhile ruled Tuesday that the girls Roman Catholic Dutch mother could take 13year old Maria Bertha Hertogh back o Holland with her Thousands of fanatic Moslems n two days of rioting have tried to kidnap the child and return ler to the Malay woman who for 8 years reared her and to the Moslem schoolteacher Maria Ber ha married last summer The dead included 4 Britishers two Eurasians and one Indian Three other bodies were uniden tified Among the injured were two American newsmen 36 Euro peans and 52 Chinese The rest were Indians Malays and Eura sians Other Murders There were unconfirmed re ports that 7 Eurasians had been murdered by Moslem mobs in the eastern part of the island Fighting which began with a mob attack Monday on the su preme court building continued in the citys twomilesquare Mos lem quarter It was cordoned off by bayonetwielding police and British troops and armored cars Elsewhere in the city violence was subsiding but demonstrators made a new smallscale attempt Tuesday to rush the court build ing as the tribunal denied a Ma CHRISTMAS BELLS Christmas bells in Mason Citys street decorations are illuminated giving a rosy cast to the glistening streamers overhead and the bright snow below The decorations this year are ClobcGazcttc photo by Musser among the best of recent years Mason Citys streets are extra cheery at Christmastide The view here is looking north from Federal and First S W lay appeal to halt Maria Berthas transfer to Holland police drove off the Moslem with bayonet charges and tear gas bombs AP Correspondent Hurt Two Associated Press correspon dents Bureau Chief Tpm Master son and Pulitzer Prize Winner Larry Allen were injured when a mob attacked and burned their car Monday night Masterson suffered a fractured hip and body injuries Allen who spent the night after the at tack in 3 Chinese home had head injuries and a broken wrist Hos pital authorities said neither was in a critical condition As Europeansmajoir targets of the enraged Malays and Indians remained locked in their homes strong police and military patrols roamed the streets Red Troops Apply Stiff Pressure in Indochina Saigon Indochina minh troops Monday kept up pres sure on the French along the 65 mile road and railway lifeline between the north Vietnam capi tal of Hanoi and its port on the China sea Two French posts and one vil lage in the red river sector some 25 miles northwest of Hanoi fell to Vietminh attack The French mopped up rebel units in the sector of Hadong 5 miles southeast of Hanoi taking a toll of 20 killed and two captured from the rebel side Army head quarters reported a day of un usual quiet elsewhere in the north Iowa Falls Soldier Killed in Action lowaFalls Pvt Elmer H Schriever son of Mrs Dora Schriever has been killed in action with the army in Korea it has been learned here Pvt Schriever previously was reported missing in action Marine Casualties Revised Downward Washinf ton down its estlmttei W the iiftltles by ttie lit rine Hfrttlou in breafcliljr nt the Chinew tm the Chang jin reservoir of Korea The marines put tbe figure 3000 to 3300 and said the num ber includes those disabled by sickness and exposure to winter weatheft Actual battle in killed wounded and missing were estimated at about half of the total The 1st estimates ranged up to 6500 and were calculated in part on the assumption that other units had suffered about the same losses as the infantry groups The revised figure would make the total casualties roughly equal to the World war H ma rine losses in the 70hour battle for Tarawa The Tarawa toll ta limited however to actual bat tle casualties New Christmas Holiday a new serial by SarahEliza beth Rodger an unusual iove story of how a strange dramatic Christmas brought each of 3 women the great est of all second chance opens on the comic page You wont wish to miss a chapter of this gripping story ommunist forces and the oad south waS blocked At lie nearby port of Hungnam UNfleet wasstanding by in eadiness to evacuate the en ircled 10th An American army regiment le 7th divisions 17th that once tood on the Manchurian border somewhere in the frozen wasteland and presumably with drawing toward Hungnam Its movements were shrouded for se urity reasons Roks Withdraw So too were the positions of vo South Korean divisions the rd and Capital At full strength hey would total about 20000 en They had struck along the ortheast coast within 4p miles of oviet Siberia when masses of ed Chinese turned thetide and he order was given to withdraw The climatic point of collapse n the campaign sponsored by 53 oncommunist nations to smash ed Korean aggression and unify he divided country was accom anied by nearpanic among Ko ean civilians Hordes of nonmilitary Koreans probably some 5th colunin swarming southward cross the frozen countryside hey crowded into every avail blevehicle or trudged through the snow and along roads and trails Wholevillages were on the move in queues of or opportunity in the case of dis guised reds Seoul Anxious Anxiety apparent in South Koreas capital of Seoul Lines of refugees streamed southward from the city as the crowds entered from the north with their feeling of insecurity unabated Korean President Syngman Rhee planned an appeal to halt the migration There was virtually no fighting contact between the communists and allied ground forces GeneralMacArthurs headquar ters said the Chinese reds were advancing slowly Their troops mass appeared to be turning to ward the center of the peninsula where there is no allied line The Chinese largely an army   

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