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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE H t NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Mason City Stores Open Thursday and Friday Nights Until 9 Oclock OL LV1I Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One tt WEDNESDAY IN KOREATJmted Nations tained their deliberately reduced Hungnam port area A while planes and a naval armada blasted red concentra tions bomb blasts along the coast In the west ground engagements were fought in the Chunchon and Kaesong areas Big Guns Hold Off Reds in Planned Withdrawal By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo defend ers of the U S 10th corps held pressing red forces at bay Wednes day night all along the allies de liberately reduced Hungnam port area in northeast Korea The planned withdrawal was proceeding under protective fire of artillery and the guns of war ships standing in to shore Dough boys now hold a relatively small slice of land only a few square miles in area around Hungnam harbor The big job of keeping the red troops from massing for an allout attack on the Americans fell to the gunners lobbing tons on tons of shells at the Chinese and Ko rean reds trying to push the 10th corps elements into the sea How Long While the gunners held off the enemy hordes there was no way of telling how long they could keep back the pressing thousands creeping ever closer to the allied toehold on the beach Maj Gen Edward M Almond 10th corps commander said he was pleased with the battle waged by his men and their naval sur face and flying artillery sup port Marine and navy pilots hit 24 enemy troop concentrations and claimed to have inflicted 1300 casualties on the Chinese and North Koreans Eight thousand red Koreans have reinforced the estimated 100000 Chinese swarm ing down on the beachhead With nearby Yonpo airfield abandoned American wounded were rushed to the waters edge in jeeps and then sped by boat to a welllighted naval hospital ship in the busy harbor Minor Clash Across the Korean peninsula in the west U S 8th army troops fought minor engagements with North Korean forces weaving over parallel 38 in a 30mile spread around Chunchon Chunchon is 45 miles northeast of Seoul and 10 miles south of 38 An 8th army spokesman said there had been a two day lull in that sector and all enemy troops there had been identified as North Koreans Fifteen miles east of Kaesong west of Chunchon another South Korean force stopped and turned back 200 North Koreans trying to cross the Imjin river A two hour fire fight raged there General MacArthurs late Wed nesday war summary said 8th army units in the Hwachon sec tor held all its positions Tuesday in a series of skirmishes Hwachon is about 20 miles north of Chun chon and is north of 38 The general headquarters sum marysaid enemy units west of Hwachon were dispersed with small arms and artillery fire An other enemy unit in an area east of Hwachon was partly destroyed by United Nations troops MacArthurs communique said reports from prisoners showed that North Korean divisions although badly hurt after the midSeptem ber Inchon landing had managed to keep some cohesion and some of them had reassembled near Hwa chon in far North Korea Large Buildup It is evident from the indica tions of North Korean corps or ganization said the communique that a very large buildup of Ko rean communist armed forces has been and is in process A potential of at least 15 divisionspossibly considerably more is planned as evidenced by the existence of at least 5 and possibly more North Korean corps organizations a headquarters unit indicative of planning for sizable formations Far east air forces warplanes braved unfavorable weather for continued roundtheclock strikes at communist troop formations and housing Enemy supply lines and convoys were struck wherever they could be spotted U S 5th air force B26 bomb ers reported at least two attempted attacks by enemy aircraft in the last 24 hours All American planes returned safely to their bases Opposition Rises to Transfer of Troops to Europe Washington arose in congress Wednes day to any speedy transfer of additional American grounc troops to Europe President Trumans announcement that more U S sol diers will be sent across the Atlantic as soon as possibl brought demands from lawmakers for 1 Detailed information on other nations troop pledges to the new combined western European defense force and 2 Assurances that the United States will not be strippec of military reserves at home Senators of both parties said GlobeGazette photo by Sorlirn HIGH SCHOOL HELPS Students of Mason City high school turned in Wednesday to the Christmas Cheer fund from collections taken in their home rooms Here Peggy Phelan and Paul DeJong from Harry Helga sons winning class turn over the money to Miss Doris Bruce executive secretary of Family Service Inc who determines use of the fund Helgasons class collected Ivan Fosses home room and Miss Arlene Daums class to lead the school Secretary of State Acheson and Secretary of the Army Pace wil be called on by congressional com mittees to report on these points immediately after their return from the Brussels conference By 1953 The 12 foreign ministers of the Atlantic pact nations have agreed o try to assemble under the com mand of Gen Dwight D Eisen lower a 1000000man force by he end of 1953 to guard western Europe against possible soviet ag gression President Truman told a news conference Tuesday he will know wont make the nformation many American troops eventually wil be involved There has been speculation that i to 10 or more divisions may be ent to Europe in addition to the ipproximately 100000 men al there Senator George member of the foreign relations committee told a reporter he hinks congress will want to know before a single soldier climbs aboard a transport just what west ern European nations propose to do about helping defend them elves Whats Expected And we will want to know ust how much we are expected o contribute to this defense force George added Another committee member Senator H Alexander Smith said he believes it would je a mistake for the president to end any more troops to Europe without at least having the ap proval ofleaders of congress ft ff H Explore Policy before Sending s Hoover NewYork Presi ent Herbert Hoover said Wed esday that the American people and congress should be given an pportunity to explore the ques ion before any promise is made to and additional American forces n Europe Mr Hoover in response to an nquiry as to the probable nature f the nationwide radio address e will deliver Wednesday night aid No promise should be made at russels to land any more Ameri an land forces in Europe until he American people and the con gress have had an opportunity to explore the whole question Con ress may have surrendered much f the right to make war or peace ut in our form of government if are to have unity we must ammer out such vital policies be ore we are committed I propose o appraise the world situation and our policies Wednesday night His address will be carried on the Mutual network from 8 to p m E S T and rebroadcast by the National Broadcasting com pany at p m E S T It will be transcribed by Mutual for Broadcast at p m M S T and 7 p m PST It will be heard in Chicago at 8 p m C S T but other points in the central time zone will be on the direct Broad cast at 7 p m C S T Troops Senate Gets Appropriation Washington A defense money bill carrying more than to speed up mo bilization efforts was sent to the senate Wednesday by its appropri ations committee The senate group added more than to the funds voted by the house after appeals by President Truman and defense leaders for additional steps to strengthen the armed forces The largest increase was 911000 for the stockpiling of strategic and critical materials for the expanding program SAME Hllek flif inlfle deilk in put 21 fcttn PREVIOUSLY REPORTED SllliW tilth School Homerooms 1924 Koosevelt Junior High Home rooms ofil Creek 4M Club BOO Chuck Shepard lt Mrs O Bakken North wood 511 North Iowa Rod Is Gun Club 1000 Beet Sujir Refinery Employes Union No 214S8 100 Employes of Riverside Barn Dance flo Progressive Club S Girl Scout Troop No Xf 3G Barbers Local UK st Monroe 7th Grade YTeens iJ Decker Beef House Employes Anonymous Please 100 Miss Prices 4th Period Short hand Class t Mln Warners 1st Grade Un School io M E R Sauiaie Cooler Cant Deckers Borden Co Employes 66 M C Hijh School Junior Red IMk District a 1DM Xi Xm Slfm fhl Harbor Chapter American Veterans Dicky Brace Gary Cralf Beulah Wlesman Mason City Little Theater S R Chevrolet Co Inc Thornton Womans Club A Friend Sheffield Val Jean Hanien Alexander St Vincent Be Paul Society Holy Family Parish Qermanivn Dairy Products Co Women Catholic Order of For esters Sandra Billie In Memory of Idellys Ann Ol son Brltt J D A Alma J Oulman 500 gm S30 JOO 300 500 S500 250 SOO 200 SOO 1000 200 100 100 JOO 1000 THE DAYS TOTAt S 45S42 TOTAL TO DATES13781T NEEDED FOR GOAL 42183 Once Again the Accent Is on Youth GAIN THE AC CENT IS ON YOUTH Look at that list above Note the first two items on it Further down youll find some more of the same kind In the total pic ture so far mighty ci ise to half of the dol ars turned in to the Christmas Cheer Fund have come from boys and girls One contribution the S360 from Miss Warners Istgrade Lin coln school reflects sacrificial giving at its best The 16 young sters turned over their earnings or took from their allowances They shoveled snow washed dishes and tended babies This with the 51 attendance prize from P T A gave them their total Heres how the Roosevelt Junior High school total of S6618 was reached Homeroom 102 108 109 111 112 113 114 116 219 218 216 62 cents 215 214 212 211 207 201 S376 The fund will come formally to a close at 2 oclock Saturday aft ernoon How much above the 000 goal will it be Either bring yourcontribution to the Globe azette business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Truman Signature Extends Rent Control Wwhinston resident Truman Wednesday signed a bill extending federal rent controls until March 31 Rent controls were scheduled to die Dec 31 unless extended or an additional 6 months by af firmative action of local commu nities Labor Demands Pay Scale Based on Cost of Living AP Wirephoto THEY GOT A FATHER AND MOTHER FOR and Mrs Christopher H Blume gave their 7 nephews and nieces a Christmas present Wednesday by adopting them in the largest single adoption case in Chicago records Mrs Blumes sister Mrs Mildred Pringle is the mother of the 7 but found her salary insufficient to care for the brood after separation from her husband 3 years ago Mr and Mrs Blume hold Vance Jack 5 and Betty Lou 8 right on Japs PFC MARVIN W TIBBITS Mason City Soldier Dies n Battle Pfc Marvin W Tibbits 222 1st i E died of wounds in Korea on Dec 2 according to a telegram received Tuesday night by his wife who is a longdistance op erator with the Northwestern Bell Telephonecompany here Pfc Tibbits was last heard from n a letter writtenas his ship was about to land at Inchon Korea on Vov 25 This was shortly before he retreat of the Americans from he north started Nothing further lad been heard about him until he telegram from the department of the army to his wife Tuesday night which read The secretary of the army has asked me to express his deep re ret that your husband Pfc Mar in W Tibbits died of wounds in Korea Dec 2 Confirming letter ollows The message was signed iy Maj Gen Edward F Witsell adjutant general Pfc Tibbits a reservist in the st cavalry was called into serv ce on Oct 1 some 10 days after lis marriage to Miss Verlynn J ee daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Lee of Clear Lake He was ent to Camp Hood Tex and after weeks there was shipped to orea by way of California Besides his wife he is survived y his parents Mr and Mrs Wil am Tibbits farmers near Fertile sisters and 2 brothers all living n this vicinity He attended school t Fertile PLEADS GUILTY Sioux City 0P R Ciefer 26 of Laurel Nebr ileaded guilty to a charge of ittering forged checks Tuesday nd was sentenced to 7 years in he state penitentiary at Fort ladison Powers Accept Russian Proposal for Big 4 Conference on Germany By CARL HARTMAN Brussels Belgium big western powers held ouj newoffers of peace to Russia and arms to Germany Tuesday Britain France and the United States have accepted in principleRussias proposal for a big 4 conference on the uni fication of divided Germany The 3 western nations are known to have stipulated how ever that the Russians discuss the wholerange of problems that have been causing east west friction Russia proposed the conference to discuss only the unifying and neutralizing of Ger many The 3 countries have prepared similar notes to be dispatched shortly to the Kremlin The big 3 foreign ministers ap proved the notes Tuesday night Wednesday the foreign ministers of Belgium Luxembourg and The Netherlands got a look at more or less a gesture of interna tional etiquette to the Benelux nations who with Britain and France form the west European nation Reorganize Military The representatives of these 5 nations Wednesday agreed to re organize their joint military plan ning setup to conform to the new international co m m a n d estab lished this week by the Atlantic powers Their announcement indicated an end to the western union mili tary headquarters at Fontaine bleau under Field Marshal Vis count Montgomery A spokesman said however such a decision would be up to Gen Dwight D Eisenhower the new commander of the international force the At lantic nations hope to build to 1 000000 men by the end of 1953 Montgomery reportedly may become a deputy to Eisenhower The Atlantic councils historic decisions now will be placed be fore West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer He and most other German leaders have voiced determination not to arm the Ger mans unless they get complete equality with the Atlantic powers The 12 pact nations were re ported ready to give the Germans on Eisenhowers staff but not to allow them to create a foreign ministry or de cnse ministry of their east not for the moment A communique issued by the big J foreign ministers Tuesday said n part The foreign ministers of the United States the United Kingdom and France considered he problem of associating Ger many in the common defense ef fort of the free nations of the west The 3 ministers have author zed their respective high com missioners in discussion with the jovernment of the West German ederal republic further to explore this problem on the basis of the councils proposals as well as any changes in the presentoccupation arrangements which might logical ly attend a German defense con tribution Not Far Enough Whether the Germans can be brought to see eye toeye with the west ohthe equality question re mains to be seen Press and political leaders in West Germany chorused that the Brussels agreement still does not go far enough to win German con sent to rearm Full ior West Ger many was the general demand The selection of Eisenhower was hailed throughout western Europe as a move that would give a great impetus to unity Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and slowly rising temperatures through Thursday Low Wednes day night zero to 5 above High Thursday 28 Iowa Cloudy with slowly rising temperatures Wednesday night and light snow extreme north east Thursday cloudy and some what warmer with light snow extreme east during forenoon Low Wednesday night 5 to 15 above west zero to 8 above east High Thursday 30 to 35 south west 30 north and east South erly winds 510 M P H Thurs day Further Outlook A little warmer Thursday night with low near 15 Friday partly cloudy and warmer Turning ESA Hopes forVolunteer Price Cuts Standards to Remain Above PreKorea Level Despite Rollbacks By STERLING F GREEN Washington Union labor Wednesday demanded that any government wage controls plan allow for pay increases to match rises in the cost of living A united labor policy committee headed by A F L President Wil liam Green and C I O President Philip Murray took this request to President Truman even as the economic stabilization agency worked on a wage formula to go along with the voluntary price control system announced Tuesday night Members of the group said they also asked new legislation to per mit greater controls over food prices and rents Want Bargaining They gave reporters a statement which made these main points as to wages 1 Any wage stabilization policy must permit adjustment of wage rates to make up for increases in the cost of living and must rec ognize existing collective bargain ing agreements whichthemselves assurestability That would protect the costbf living adjustment feature in con tracts covering 85 industries in vages arid equities in existing wage rates vithin or between industries Wage stabilization must not be come wage freezing the commit ee said 3 Overtime payments for pre nium work now protected by col lective bargaining agreements or existing law that is work over 40 lours a week in the case of law must continue to be held violate The agency meantimehoped for a wave of voluntary price roll at the mill mine and factory accordance vith its priceprofits formula an nounced Tuesday night But if compliancedoes not come ESA Administrator Alan Valentine warned compul ory price ceilings will be clamped n and the standards may be more than those now et A Stop Gap There was ample indication that ISA considers the voluntary for mula a stopgap If it restrains nflation until March the infant gency may be ready to enforce mandatory controls wherever eeded Rowland Jones Jr president f the American Retail federation riticized the voluntary freeze nnouncement as vague in some spects and said it raised seri us questions of theory and poli which must await further in estigation and clarification Jones said in a statement that ome of the suggested principles they become part of a manda iry price control system could aise obstacles to the endobjec ve of increased production and fficient distribution The federation is made up of 5 state and national trade asso ations which list more than 500 00 retail stores among their mem ers Wages Ignored Two republican senators meari hile charged that stabilization Ificials ignored the intent of ongress in taking price control ction without parallel action on ages at the same time l The senators Bricker of Ohio nd Capehart of Indiana said sngress made it plain during de ate on t h e defense production colder Saturday with snw flurI34 earlieT this year that price and ries north and east Minnesota Light snow and slow Jy rising temperature Wednes day night Thursday cloudy with snow flurries north and east portions Low Wednesday night zero to 10 above High Thurs above north 1622 day 515 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 13 Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 35 wage action should be taken si multaneously if taken at all Bricker and Capehart likewise expressed doubt that a voluntary price freeze would do much good They and a democrat Chairman Maybank S of the bank ing committee which helped write the act called in separate inter views for broad compulsory wage price controls now The call for a voluntary price freeze came as the costofliving index appeared heading lor a new alltime high Latest figures by the U S bu reau of labor statistics showed wholesale prices lor the week end ing Dec 12 were 102 cent higher than just before the out break of fighting in Korea So it appeared certain will stay above the preKorea level   

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