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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION Mason City Stores Open Friday Night Until 9 Oclock VOL LVU Ansoclated Prew United Pna Full Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 This Paper Consists of Two SEEKS TO ADOPT BROTHERS AND SISTERSJoseph Hernandez centersyear0 old former GI Chicago is surrounded by his sisters and brothers whom he is seekingto adopt He wants to have the children declared dependent oh him so that if he en ters the service again they will be entitled to a month in family allowances Sisters left to right are Pearl 17 and Irma 15 Brothers left to right are Roger 11 and Hester 13 Both of their parents are dead Munitions Will Roll in 1951 But Emergency Bills Stranded by HomeGoing Congress Washington in a home for exodus a majorportion of President Tru mans emergency mobilization leg islation appeared strandfed Friday until atleast The absenteeism caused house leaders to sidetrack action on bills to 1 give the president wideripowersto speed the mobilizationeffort and 2 to authorize union shop agreements by railway labor And unless senatehouse con ferees can reach agreements by nightfall final congressional action may be delayed on the 3200000 000 excess profits tax and the arms bill Compromise Remains Both bills have been passed by house and senate but a compro mise of differences remains to be approved by both chambers be fore they can go to the white house House leaders handicapped by inability to get a working ma jority on the floor worked out agreements to act on conference reports completed Friday When the house adjourns Friday it quits for legislative purposes until New Years dayToken ses sions will be held next week but no business completed That leaves only the two days from Jan 1 until the new 82nd congress takes over Jan 3 for clearing up pending legislation Congress members found some Christmas cheer in Defense Mobil izer Charles E Wilsons prediction that munitions production will roll at a swift pace in 1951 Optimistic Wilson put it this way My guess is that industry can supply 50 to 10 per cent more ma teriel in the next year than in the 1st big year after Pearl Har bor Wilson made the forecast late Thursday to a senate house watchdog committee on defense production He did not specify just which World war II munitions fig ures he had inmind nor didhe estimate in any detail how much expects next year In other mobilizatibhconnected developments 1 The wage stabilization board announced night that it had reached a unanimous agree ment oh the question of wage con trols over 1000000 auto workers It did not say what the agreement was however 2 Alan Valentine chief of the economic stabilization administra tion ESA said his organization Is working on a program to sta bilize meat prices 99YearOld Flying Fan Ready for Yule Los Angeles high 99 that Mrs L E Phillips of Houston Tex She arrived by plane Thursday io spend the winter with her son and daughterinlaw Mr and Mrs H L Phillips Stepping off the airliner the spry old lady Observed flying was a breeze and she was readyfor my great Mt Christmas HouseSenate Group Okays Profits Levy Washington housesen ate conference committee Friday approved unanimously a 000000 boost in corporation taxes including a 77 per cent levy on excess profits The legislation would increase Americas tax load to the highest level more The previous record of federal tax collection was set in wartime thegbverrihient took in Following closely on the heeis of last Septembers bill boosting both individual and corporation taxes the new measure is intended to provide more billions for de fense and curb profiteering and check inflation While the committeeapproved measure compromises separate bills passed by the senate and house final congressional action has been delayed until Jan 1 Thats because the house for all practical purposes has quit work until after the Christmas holidays The senate however may ap prove the bill later Friday Major Provisions Here are the major provisions of the compromise legislation 1 A boost in the top normal tax on corporation profits from 45 to 47 per centThe rate was boost ed in the first installment tax bill last falTfrom 38 per cent to 45 per cent Under the new bill the normal rate will be 25 per cent on the 1st of cor poration earnings and 47 per cent on profits above 2 A 77 per cent tax on excess profitsretroactive to July 1 i960 Excess profits are defined as earn ings that exceed 85 per cent of the average profits for the 3 best years from 1946 through 1949 3 A ceiling of 62 per cent on a corporations total tax This means that collections from a corpora tions earnings through the com bined normal and excess profit levies cannot exceed 62 per cent of its total profits 4 Provision that the excess profits levy shall expire July 1 1953 unless revised or renewed by congress 5 Numerous tax relief clauses to prevent injury to some corpora tions in unusual earning situa tions and to permit growth of small companies without taking the committee considered tooilarge a chunX of their profits Neither the excess profits tax nor the two per cent addition to the normal tax will affect corpor ations earning or less a year Christmas Retail Trade at New High New York Brad street said Friday Christmas retail trade is at an alltime high Christmas shoppers throughout the nation with the holidays im minent brought retail dollar vol ume toan alltime high during the week ended this Wednesday the survey said JUNK YARD THEFT Des Moines early Friday made off with 300 pounds of copper wire valued at from a junk yard here FIRM PRESIDENT DIES Marshalltown e t c h e r Click 51 president of the Click Supply Co died at his home here Monday of a heart attack China Radio Rejects UN CeaseFire By ROBERT VERMJLLION Tokyo Chin rejected Friday the United Na tions bid for a ceasefire in th Korean war by declaring th United Nations ceasefire resolu tion was illegal because com munist China was not a TO member Chinas rejection of the mediation effort was disclosed a news broadcast in the Chines language telegraph code by th communist New China new agency which was monitored i Tokyo Note Sent The broadcast said a note re jecting the UNs mediation service was sent to the United Nation 3man mediation committee a Lake Success by Chinese commu nist Premier and Foreign Minis ter Chou Enlai The United Nations general as sembly resolution of the socalle ceasefire 3man committee di not have the participationor con sent of the Chinese peoples gov ernments delegates the broad cast quoted the note As the Chinese peoples gov ernment has stated time and again this type of important resolution passed without participation o Chinas formal representatives and especially an important reso lution concerning Asia is illega and invalid Called niepal Therefore neither the Chinese government nor its representative are prepared to have any contac with this illegal 3man commit tee Chous note was in reply to two requests for a ceasefire confer ence which had been directed to he Peking government by the 3 man committee appointed by the Jnited Nations general assemblj Dec 14 to seek a ceasefire in Ko a The 3man committee is headec by Nasrollah Entezam of Iran president of the general assembly Dther members are Lester B Pearson Canadian minister for external affairs andSir Senegal ST Rau chief Indian delegate The committeesent its first re quest for a mediation meeting to he Peking government Dec If and followed that with a seconc request this week reply Chou repeated the Chinese cammunist claim that th effort to seek a ceasefire in Ko rea was an American trap which the U S was attempting to pu over because it was losing the warin Korea TheChinese communist delega tionheaded by Gen Wu Hsui chuan abandoned negotiations a Lake Success last Tuesday anc started the long flight home to Peking by way of Moscow The delegation passed through the iron curtain Thursday at Prague Izechoslovakia Protected by Fleet Before he left New York Wu said ceasefire in Korea could be obtained only through the res oration of peace in the far east This was interpreted to mean communist China insisted on bracketing Korea and Formosa he Chinese nationalist island bas ion in the same negotiations At present Formosa is under he protection of the U S 7th leet which has been charged by President Truman with preventing a Chinese communist invasion of Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks gland stronghold or a nationalist nvasion of the mainland RAILROADERS BRING CHRISTMAS TO INVALID ler a bedridden victim of rheumatic fever whos been waving to passing Santa Fe trainmen atDuarte Cal for 3 years has Christmas brought to her room Thursday as therailroaders stoppedThe Chief Thursday for 5 minutes so they could bringin gifts The Chief can be seen throughthe window Left to right Ben Shipp a conductor Hen ry Mayeran engineer 0 D Kelley an engineer Kelleys grandchildren Kelley and Tim Leftwichj and Fireman L TStratton Reds Reported South of Parallel in New Offense 1 AP Wireplwto REP BREHM LEAVES COURT AFTER INNOCENT PLEA Walter E Brehm ROhio federal court in WashingtonThursday afterhe pleaded innocent to 7 counts of receiving illegal campaign contri butions With him is his attorney James F Reilly of Washington The Ohio congressman was released in 000 bond and Federal Judge Tamm set March 12 as the date for trial Chrysler in Line With 6M Washington URjiChrysler fell into line withxgovernment de mands Fridayty voluntarily rpl ling back car prices Offi cial stabilizersfprepared wage con rols ibr the automobile industrj to match the price controls In a telephonecall to on Chrysler President L L Col ert announced he has orderec prices of 1951 models cut to tb Dec 1 level cancelling a recen ncrease General Motors and Fore previously had yielded Actress Helen Hayes to Return to Films Hollywood Hayes is set to return to the films after 15 years Producer Leo McCarey an nounced Thursday Miss Hayes wil star in MySon John starting March 1 Weather Report FORECAST MasonCity Partly cloudy and mild Friday night with low oi 22 Saturday fair windy and Considerable thawing and melting in snowcovered areas Partly cloudy windy and mild Friday night with a low 2030 Considerable fog forming again by Saturdaymorning Saturday fair and mild High3540 north and east 4550 south and west Further outlopk Partly cloudy windy and mild Sunday and Christmas day with no signifi cant precipitation indicated through Wednesday owa Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal highs 26 north 34 south Normal lows 8 north 15 south Warmer Saturday Cooler Sunday and Monday Moderating Tuesday and Wed nesday No precipitation expect ed during the next 5 days Minnesota Cloudy and windy with rising temperatures Friday night light snow northeast portion Saturday partly cloudy windy and mild Lcrw Friday night 515 above north 1525 south High Saturday 2228 north 3040 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 33 Minimum 22 At 8 am 23 Wirephoto BERGDOLL SENTENCED AS DRAFT DODGER Alfred Bergdoll son of Grover Cleve land Bergdoll notorious draft dodger of World war I arrives at federal court in NewYork Thursday where he was sen tenced to 5 years in prison for dodging the 1950 draft How ever he was given 60 days to change his mind YoungBerg doll had pleaded guilty Monday to violation of the selective service actby refusing toreport for a physical examination or induction into the armed forces 70YearOld Woman Offers Blood Donation Buffalo N Y 70 year ld Buffalo woman who volun teered to donate blood to help those boysfighting over there was told her age it impossi ble She contributed check to the Red Cross blood pro gram Hername was not disclosed FIRST WOMAN DEPUTY Marshalltown Carol is the first woman deputy sheriff in Marshall county history SAME Blftck fine trafflo In M Unit Large Buildup of Enemy Forces Near Seoul Line By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Red troops were reported south of Koreas 38th parallel Friday night and preparing a new offensive as the Chinese communist regime rejected except on its own terms the latest United Nations effort to arrange aceasefire The Peiping radio broadcast a statement by red Premier Chou Enlai that retirement j of all foreign troopsfrom Ko 20OO rea American withdrawal from Formosa and Chinese red ad mission totheUN were the only conditions on which be would even talk of a ceasefirel This angry statement heard iii Tokyo came as rising red attacks against United Nations forces in western Korea promoted a warn ing by General1 MacArthur that a big new Chinese offensive might 2C 2t 250 100 REPORTED Mason City Khvanis Club j 1271 Tommy and Joel F 11 and L Club Carpenter Johnny Mary and Laura Kock Falls Elmer and Neva J R C and MrE C W L P City Harmony Branch 41J Postal Em ployes 13 M D Friend illlO Lucille Larson Scarville 2C Mason City Chapter Women of the Moose V Girl Scout Troop it John S Slanbery Estate Girl Scout Troop 20 Mr and Mrs 11 E and B A Couple of Mason City Preasmeii and As sistants I A Edith Smith 50 10 1001 J2 3W 5W SM T 21 WMtendorf gwaledale 3j Jane Ann and Mary Lee 21 Tot and Teen Shop Mdse From B M G 31 First National Bank Officers and Employe 29 Marigold Dairies Clear Lake lot Arllannc Beckjorden lt Calvary Lutheran GuildCircles 21 Johnny Roper znd Grandma Toot Just Wee Bit Monroe School Homeroom liWi Joan and Tom Mary Elizabeth and Tommy Thom as Kithy and Jay Eggcrt 40 Ucnkcl Const Co Employes 300 Social Lite Club 3G No Name JJC Lynda 24 PriscilU Club 16 City llall Employes 153 Payne Plumbing Ueatiiir 1000 Northwestern Bell Telephone Co Traffic Girls 3400 A Friend 10 Carter Gilles and Employes North Iowa Technical Assn 1000 Johnny and Robert Groth 15 Club Members Steve Betnie and Mike 30 Denison Club 50 Supervisors Mason City Brick Tile Co 110 Hof Casing Dept Deckers 1 Peter Dahl 30 Homeroom JilS Monroe Jr High Monroe Jr Uijh 33 Homeroom 21S Monroe Jr High 37 Gildner Bros Clothing Co Mdse 1300 THE DAYS 7122 TOTAL TO DATE EXCESS OVER GOAL5 57784 Kiwanians Gift Puts Fund Over O MASON CITYS KI WANIS CLUB goes the honor of supplying the c o n t r ibution which p u 11 h e 1950 Christmas Cheer Fund pver the top Down through the years this service club has made a larger otal contribution to the cause han any other one organiEation t has ap ireciated As youll note the 32000 goal las been exceeded But theres othing in the world to keep you rom pushing it still higher thats your wish The solicita ion does not come to a formal lose until 2 oclock Saturday aft rnoon One of the gifts still outstand ng about which we happen to now is from the GlobeGazettes wn carrier boys in Mason City Because theyre not forgotten they ont forget Last year the total count on hristrnas morning was slightly j excess of all but about 200 of which was in cash Can lat figure be exceeded this year Chats for you to say Santa Claus himself is all eady to go into his Victory Dance n the next issue His Christmas Yee has been completed thanks o many hundred generousi be imminent A large buildup of reds Chineseor North Korean or both was reported north of Chunchon West of this area along parallel 38 a sizable Chinese force was Spotted in Yonchon 38 miles due north of Seoul and 6 miles north of theparallel Yonchon is on one of two main rail lines leading to the South rean capital The other runs north west of Seoul to Pyongyang Ko rean red capital Signs of Attack Noting unmistakably heavy traf fic behind enemy lines and con tinued probing thrusts MacArthur observed This is normally theinitial phase of an impending attack In northeast Kprea American rapidfife rocket ships moved close inshore at Hungnam Thurs day and joined other warships planes and field artillery in lay ing a fiery shield from close around the beachhead Use of the rocket ships in de fense of the for the first time indicated that the reds are dosing in Chinese appeared to have been replaced by ihe Hunnam Hungnam sector1 MacArthurs late Friday war summary said it was possible that the Chinese had moved southwest across the peninsula and into ac tion near the 38th parallel above Seoul Camelsand Horses The summary said the use of pack horses and camels northeast of Chunchon suggests that the at1 tackers were Chinese communist forces Thus far however no Chinese troops have been reported identi fied positively south of parallel 38 MacArthurs summary said ene my units in the IchonKumhwa Hwachon and probingrUhited Na tions lines there for 8 days Most thrusts have been aiihedat feeling out theUN strengthastride the 3 main arteries leading south to tense Seoul The general said signs of an of fensive were seen in the increas ing activity in the of awachon north of Chunchon and he positions of enemy forces to talling possibly 3 corps as a for ward echelon This is a potential of 10 to 12 divisions perhaps 80 000to 100000 men One or possibly two rebuilt North Korean corps are in the mmediate area plus one Chinese communist army corps that ap Dears to have been concentrating here Brief Fighting The Chinese forces General MacArthur said have made a slow deployment southto a gen eral eastwest line through Sari ivon A series of skirmishes between UN and communist forces south vest of Yonchon continued after midnight Thursday Allwere broken off after brief fighting Close support by far east air orces warplanes dispersed enemy groups in the battle area But the eds possibly regrouped after the ilanes roared away The communist radio in Pyong yang resumed operations for tha st time since allied forces chased he reds out of the ancient city 20 A broadcast said UN roops had been driven back across he 38th parallel all along the line he radio boasted thatthe com munists soon would drive all serialist invaders out of Korea General MacArthur acknowl dged Dec 17 that allied troopi ad been forced to pull back be ind the Imjin river at Chong ang south of Yonchon and quarely on the parallel earted North lowans The address for gifts in ou prefer not to bring them to he GlobeGazette office remains Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City i   

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