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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I C H I 0 R S HOME ID Mason City Storitt Friday and Sohl Nights Until 9 Oclock VOL LVU Anaclated PrcM United Preu Full Wires Copy Truman Ready to Tell U S Mobilization Plan in National Broadcast By JACK BELL Washington Truman calls on Americans unite in sacrifices behind thecritical 4 Up the free worlds military might vi7 lempo of that effort was already being speeded up rapidly but members of congress and others were demand ingdefinite manpower and production goals It was disclosed officially Friday that the government has picked a site near Padu MASON CITV IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 15 1950 Tbli Paper of Two A iit04 J auu j cah Ky for a 7000 atomic energy project 2nd expansion of the atomic program to be announced within 3 weeks And Secretary of the Army Pace was disclosed to have told congress that the voted or sought for the military establish ment this year probably wont be enough He said the latest request for has been out moded before congress can act on To Outline Sacrifices Mr Truman speaking at p m C S T on radio and tele vision plans to outline the home front sacrifices he thinks are ne cessary to meet the grave crisis of military defeats in Korea and the threat of new communist ag gression elsewhere A declaration ot national emer speed up military con tract letting and put the country nearer to a war basis seemed certain eitheras a prelude or aft ermath of the presidents speech 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 A Gift From You Will Help This to Grow Into a Full Sized r Christinas Tree This could be accompanied or followed by selective price and wage controls Most speculation was that their application would be gradual while personnel is be ing built up to administer them Administration officials said the declaration of an emergency may be quickly followed by calls for a 4000000man armed force and an eventual expenditure of 000000 a year for defense Army Needs More Word that the armed services will need more money came from testimony by Pace before a house appropriations subcommittee on Dec 9 It was made public Friday Pace told the lawmakers the huge emergency money bill they are considering has already been overtaken by the rush of recent Word of the new atomic energy project came from hearings on the same bill which covers a presi dential request for for the atomic energy commission Testimony revealed that it will Include two gaseous diffusion gaseous diffusion pro cess of producing atomic materials is the one employed at Oak Bidge Term The commission disclosed on Nov 28 that itwill build a new project in South Carolina Testi mony released Friday placed its cost at or more AEC Chairman Gordon Dean said this will be a dual purpose project because we do not know as to the feasibility of the Hbomb project The South Carolina plant has been reported designed to produce fuel lor the hydrogen bomb As for the Kentucky plant Rep Gregory DKy said Thursday night work will start as soon as congress votes the money Talk of Freeze Although most speculation was that wageprice controls would be imposed on a gradual basis Rep Wolcott of Michigan senior re publican on the house banking and senatehouse economic com mittees said there is talk in ad PREVJOCSLY REPORTED GlobeGazette Composing Room Holy Family St Christopher Unit The Earl Statiers 1 T T Society Chapter BF Mason City Madison P T A United Clay Workers Local 105 C r O Uardinj Brownie Troop 44 3 M Red cross circle North wood M II Thimble Club Mason City Lions Club A Sideline Sitter Coach Cray Eiyht From 3 Sorry Boys tioo Nancy Lee Sherman 200 Myers Beauty Studio 500 Iowa State Policemen Assn Unit 18 nooo Josic Susie 200 Davrd Joliannic Steven 300 Jo Ann Faye Ostrander Buffalo Center Chinese Smash Outposts Guarding Yanks Escape 4S05J 3000 111011 2300 S50K THE DAYS TOTAL S 15829 TOTAL TO DATE s szsm SUM STILL NEEDED5137110 Cheer Fund Boosted by Piggy Bank ministration circles wage freeze of a price The difficulty there wouldbe in enforcing it he said Chairman Taft Ohio of the senate G O P policy committee called for a presidential announce ment of overall manpower and production goals He said repub licans who will have heavy influ ence in the new congress would go along willingly if they know where they are going Tennis Star Oversleeps Date With Mayor Toronto UR Gussie Moran stood up Torontos Acting Mayor John Innes The tennis star of lace panties fame didnt appear at a city hall reception staged for her special benefit by Innes at noon Thurs day To heck with Gussie splut tered Innes after almost an hour of waiting and went back to work At her hotel Gussia explained Im overslept HANCES F O R REACHING the goal set as a minimum for this week stepped up ap preciably Fri day when a spurt of gifts brought the to tal to within less than of that mark If the tempo now attained can be maintained well be starting into the final week with only a little more than half of the goal remaining One of the most inspiring contri butions yet received reached us Friday from a 7 year old Buffalo Center girl Jo Anne Faye Os trander She emptied her piggy bank Result 212 pennies 4dimes 5 nickels for a grand total of Thats how much this cause means to one little North Iowa girl How much does it mean to YOU Have you sent your gift yet Have you started a little solicita tion in the place where you work Contributions should be either brought to the GlobeGazette of fice or mailed to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa GjobeGazetti photo by Sorllen TURNED were many disappointed Mason Cityans at the postoffice Friday and there are likely to be others disappointed elsewhere at Christmas time because presents to many places cannot be delivered by mail One of those turned away here was Mrs Warren A Ruby 639 7th N E shown here with her package and daughter Cheryl Sweeping Changes Asked by Iowa Reorganization Des Mouies C43 Sweeping changes in the state governmental setup were proposed Friday by the1 Iowa governmental reorgani zation commission The commission whose recom mendations will be placed before the 1951 legislature suggested changes in almost all of the prin cipal state agencies The last state governmental re organization of any consequence was made in 1939and it affected VALOR AWARD TO IOWAN Tokyo U S 1st cav alry division has announced that a bronze star medal with V val or device has been awarded post humously to Clifford L Ryan of Wilton Junction Iowa lor gallantry in Korea SAME GOP Calls for Resignation of Dean Acheson Washington repub licans Friday adopted a resolution calling for the ouster of Secretary of State Dean Acheson The action was taken at a closed meeting of house party members G O P leaders said the resolution was approved overwhelmingly The resolution will be sent to President Truman In addition to asking for Ache sons replacement it urges changes in the personnel and pol icies responsible for this lack of confidence in the state depart ment News service regorts of the ac tion were sent immediatelyinto Achesons office at the state de partment but no comment was forthcoming at once Press Officer Michael J Mc Dermott was asked at a news conference whether Achesons post election statement that he has no intention of resigning still stands He replied I havent asked him 109th Birthday Exira Grandma Mary Kilworth believed to be the old est living lowan again be honored when she observes her 109th birthday anniversary Mon day only the attorney generals and secretary of states offices To Affect Economies The recommendations made now are the result of the yearand a half study by the commission es tablished by the 1949 legislature to effect economies in state gov ernment The commission cpmrnonly known as the Little Hoover commission because of the similar group which sought reorganization of the federalgovernment pro posed these changesfor The attorney generals office adding to the office the duties of the commerce commission legal counsel supervision of the bureau of investigation the narcotics divi sion thepharmacy commission and the fire marshals office Commerce commission aboli tion of andtransfeiof its duties in part to the secretary of agriculture the treasurer the department of public safety the attorney generals office and the executive council Conservation commission es tablishing a department of conservation and natural resources in charge of a single commissioner appointed by the governor This would include thepresent conser vation commission the natural re sources council the geological sur vey division and thestate soil conservation committee Consolidation Department of public instruction and board of ing a department of education by consolidation of the department of public instruction and the board of education with a single admin istrator appointed by the governor to be in charge The new depart ment also would include vocational divisions and a division of educa tional examiners The department would supervise all state institu tions of higher learning Insurance and banking depart of a new depart ment of finance to consolidate the insurance department the banking department the building and loan division Morris plan bank super vision securities division and real estate department The new de partment would be in charge of a single administrator appointed by the governor Highway of the office of superintendent of public roads the superintendent to be appointed by the governor The superintendent would be assisted by a parttime policy making board of 3 instead of the present 5 members of the highway commis sion of these 3 agencies into a department of in dustry andlabor In this instance also the new departrfient woiilc be headed by a single administra torappointed by the governor Tax adminis trative end would be placed under the direction of a single adminis trator supervised by the state treasurer instead of present 3member commission The col lection agencies of the tax com mission would be placed with the state treasurer Judicial functions of the tax commission would be carried on by a new parttime board of appeal and review of 3 members appointed by the gov ernor New Department Safety new de partment of traffic and transpor tation would be created It would include the present function of the safety department plus a31 activities pertaining to transpor tation and regulation of commer cial transportation on the high ways Another of the new depart mentss duties would foe the weighing and inspection of comr mercial vehicles which now is done by the highway commission The activities commission would be transferred to this new depart ment The activities of the high way patrol would be confinedto the regulationof traffic and in spection of commercial vehicles The patrol would limit its police efforts tothose crimes and viola tions of law occurring on the To Cite Rail Union With Contempt FROM WIRE SERVICES Attorney General McGrath an nounced Friday he will bring con tempt actions in the federal dis trict courts at Chicago and Cleve land Friday against the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen He said these courts will be ad vised that the union has disre garded the restraining orders which they issued during the last two days directing an end of the railroad yard strike which is continuing to spread A 3rd restraining order against the walkout has also been issued by the federal court here It was indicated that the government will give the union some addi tional hours to obey the local court order before bringing addi tional contempt proceedings in Washington Successful contempt action could lead to heavy fines against the union The strikers continued to ignore the court orders The strike was spreading It hit home front mail even harder Friday it struck at express The Railway Express Agency Inc announced an embargo on all shipments in and out of Chicago and St Louis Friday Exempt were drugs hospital supplies funeral supplies and government ship ments The agency said a partial embargo is in effect in Washing ton The union the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen is seeking a 40hour week at 48 hours pay for its yard workers Freight AffecflrfW The strike already had affected vital shipments of freight and mail and slowed the industrial output The CarnegieIllinois Steel com pany said Friday one of its 12 blast furnaces at Gary Ind had been shut down and 4 others may be affected shortly In the com SOUTH KOREA fa CHINESE ATTACK ALLIED BEACHHEADReT Chi nese infantry and cavalry attacked white arrows de fense perimeter in the HamhungHungnam area The attackers were reported within miles of Hungnam port The reds were using a ground engage ment with South Koreans in the Chunchon area The mass of communist forces still was reported concentrating in central Korea Another jet aerial battle described as the beginning of all out air war was fought near Namsi House Urges Passage of Giant Money Bill for U S Defense the number of lines hit at Chi By WILLIAM P ARBOGAST he tee urged congress to grant the entire asked by President Enemy Overruns Some highways This would relieve any necessity for any great expansion in patrol personnel the little Hoover commission said Board of control board of so cialWelfare and commission for the would be con solidated into a new department of welfare and institutions An overall directive head would be appointed by the governor Three directors would be appointed by the commissioner to supervise mental institutions penal institu tions andfield of welfare Industrial commissioner com missioner of labor and mine in ExPresident Hoover in Special Radio Talk on Policies New 1ork Presi dent Herbert Hoover will make a special radio address on our na tional policies in this crisis next night over the facili ties of the Mutual Broadcasting System Mr Hoover will talk from 7 to p m Mr Hoovers office said earlier this week that it had received some 1000 letters asking the form er chief executives views on the current international situation ASSEMBLY TO PARIS New York United Na tions assembly decided Thursday to hold its 1951 session in Europe probably Paris panys south works in Chicago 4 blast furnaces also have been shut down and remained down Friday The postoffice department Fri day night clamped a partial em bargo on parcel post mailing The strike which started on a small scale in Chicago Wednesday and snowballed into a full grown stoppage spread to the big indus trial center of Peoria 111 Friday At Peoria 125 yard men of the Peoria and Pekin Union railroad did not show up for work para lyzing the lines switching opera tions In each city the trainmen re ported themselves as sick in an attempt to evade an illegal strike against the army which has Tun the roads since an earlier strike last August Union officials denied that they condoned the mens ac tion The postal embargo affected parcel post and other bulk mails traveling generally between east and west It covered parcel post 2nd class mail except for daily newspapers all 3rd class andany 1st class mail exceeding 8 ounces Medicine drugs surgical instru ments and surgical dressings were exempted Commuter Line Stops The strike shut down the Hud son and Manhattan railroad in New York for hours Friday night which carries 200000 com muters daily between New York Turn Dpwn Eastof i Truman to speed up national de Mississippi Parcels r r I did not cut a single penny Generally sneakine said C E from any of the extra re C3 quoted for defense after Chinese and New Jersey Chicago railway Price assistant postmaster at the Mason City postoffice the em bargo means that the local post office will accept no parcel post destined for east of the Missis sippi The ruling is in effect here The difficulty is in the gate ways of Chicago and St Louis as far as this geographical location is concerned Price said So all 2nd 3rd and 4th class mail that ordinarily moves through these gateways is embargoed This re striction also goes for any 1st class mail above 8 ounces des tined to move through these two gateways However said Price this is no hard and fast rule permitting no parcel post east of the Mississippi For instance such mail may reach Rock Island 111 and Rockford 111 and practically all of Wis consin he said for the reason that it doesnot have to go through the two gateways men tioned Officials at the Railway Express agency here stated that they have a complete embargo on any ex press going through St Louis and a partial embargo on Chicago ex press This means that any per ishable goods will not be accepted for Chicago express communists forces launched their successful offensive in North Ko rea But the committee trimmed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Fri amounts sought for the atomic en ergy commission the national ad visory committee for aeronautics the Tennessee valley authority and the subversive activities control board created by the new anti subversive law Appropriations for these and various other agencies were lumped by the committee in an omnibus bill slated for house consideration LowThan Proposed The totai js lower than the amounts proposed by the president through the budget bu reau The largest was made in the sought by the atomic energy com mission for an expansion of atom bomb production At the last minute the commit tee approved a new fund of S224 000000 for the maritime commis sions shipbuilding program Com mittee members said this would enable the commission to proceed at once with construction of an estimated 34 cargo ships The new allotment for the army the navy and the air force would boost defense appropriations to almost for the fis cal year ending next June 30 And the committee said there are already indications of need for more funds There were reports the Pentagon might ask for an express of fices declined to accept shipments of perishables or livestock for fear that the shipments would be caught on sidings Railway ex press normally handles little farm stock but is the prime carrier for small animals such as dogs and cats Many express offices around the country stopped accepting ship ments bound for cities the trainmen were onstrike Detroit embargoed all perishables bound for Chicago Freight Handle Cut Maj James Klein army spokes man at St Louis said the amount of freight handled there had been cut to about 50 per cent of normal but passenger service through the city was about as usual At union station in Chicago assenger service was kept on an almost normal basis by simply pulling the locomotives off in coming trains and hooking them on the rear end turn ng the trains around for their lutbound trips A spokesman for the union itation said the strike had spread it Chicago to the Milwaukee and he railroads boosting day night Saturday partly other 58000000000 before the fis cloudy and warmer Low Fri day night 5 below High Satur day 20 Iowa Diminishing northwesterly winds Clearing and much cold er Friday night with low 5 be low northeast 10 above south west Saturday partly cloudy and cold with high 15 to 20 northeast 20 to 28 southwest Further outlook westerly winds 812 MPH Sat urday Increasing cloudiness with snow likely Sunday Minnesota Generally fair arid quite cold Friday night Satur day increasing cloudiness and continued cold Low Friday night 8 below to locally 20 be low High Saturday 5 northto 15 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 30 Minimum 9 At 8 a m 9 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 13 Minimum 2 cal year ends That would push the years total for defense close to S50 000000000 and represent about for every man woman and child in the country More Than Planned The additional money is de signed to build up and fully equip with the newest and most deadly weapons a military force of 2 766022 by next June 30 It would provide 1264900 for the army 683872 for the navy 166155 for the marine corps and 651095 in FROM WIRE SERVICES Chinese red hordes smashed over American out posts in the HamhungHung nam defense lines in north east Korea Friday night in a roaringbattle aimed at an nihilating the U S 10th corps or driving it into the sea Two American platoons possibly 80 to 100 men were cut off in the initial attack during the day by about 500 Chinese but gunfire in the nomans land area Fri day night indicated they stili fought on A tankled column had failed to rescue them Instead the tankers had to fight off frenzied Chinese infantry men who pried at the hatches with their hands Attack Large Scale After overrunning some aban doned American outposts the reds pulled up briefly to build up a a largescale assault on Chigyong 8 miles west of Hamhung AP Correspondent Stan Swin ton with the U S 3rd division in the defense area said the battle was raging late Friday night The American lines were ready Artillery and planes took heavy tolls of the massed Chinese but still the reds came on into the blazing flatlands near the sea lit by the fires of demolitions The beachhead was the last ref uge for about 60000 American and allied trpops who had been forced into Retreat as a result of the Chinese red entryjntp the KOT rea war a t tober American staff officers in the northeast sector estimated the to tal red forces around the perime ter at 11 Chinese divisions about 100000 but said 3 divisions totalling about 25000 men con stituted the assault force This attack is in a 10th corps spokesman said It is not one of the probing attacks which have searched out probabilities of the perimeter border in the last 3 days Thats all we can tell you now Rush Up Tanks As the battle jnounted in fury tanks were rushed to the heaviest engaged areas west of Hamhung to reinforce armored units already in action Closest military objective to the Chinese attack was Yonpo air field on the coast A Smiles south west of the port of Hungnam Air force and marine cargo aircraft and fighters still were operating from Yongpo in mass The attack was not yet in sight of the vital air base and it was not known whether iteven was di rected at that objective Low ceiling and a thick smoky haze combined with the snow storm to take the edge of the al lies most potent weapon to coun ter the aircraft It also limited visibility for the direction of a naval bombardment from U S warships lying off Hungnam As a result artillery and infan try had to carry on largely alone Front dispatches said only the outer rim of the defense perim eter protecting Hamhung had been engaged up to Thursday night The Chinese attack had not carried through to the defense line guarding Hungnam 5 miles south of Hamhung 3rd Catches Brunt The U S 3rd division caught the air force This is about 1264000 more people in uniform than originally planned for the present fiscal year To speed up he filling of the military ranks the committee rec ommended a boost in funds for the selective service system the brunt of the 1st major Chinese attack since U S marines and in fantrymen escaped into the beach head from Chinese encirclement last Monday Lt Col James Boswell of ington D C executive officer of divisions 7th infantry regi ment told United Press War Cor respondent Jack Durby that his troops were fighting their tough est battle since their arrival in Korea Boswell said he heard over a tank radio how a Chinese jumped on to an American tank thrust a burp gun down the hatch and cut loose More enemy reinforcements were pouring down the front from the Manchurian frontier Divorce Results From 2 Radios 2 TV Sets Los Angeles UR Mrs Mary Sehi told the divorce court judge Thursday that her husband Frank had two radios and two television sets and played them all at the same time She got the decree Gets Bushel of Apples as Yule Gift TfteyVe 15c in Korea Hunsnam Northeast Korea UF young American GI struggled back to his billet with ahuge Christmas package His mother paid to ship it to him by air It was a bushel of apples In Korea a bushel of apples 15 cents   

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