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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iimir VOL LVH Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CIT1 IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 30 This Paper Consists of Two One No It Full Scale Senate Talks on Foreign Proposed By JACK BELL Washington Sparkman DAla proposed Saturday a fullscale senate debate on foreign policy to help settle the rising controversy over western defense plans feparkman who served as a member of the American del egation to the United Nations told reporters he agrees with John foster Dullesthat the United States can never make its defenses impregnable by abandoning Europe and stand ing alone But he added that the issue ought to be discussed in the without name the country will get a better chance to decide be tween the views of President Truman Secretary of State Ache son and Dulles on one side and former President Hoover on the other Hoover has proposed that the U S create a Gibraltar of defense in the western hemisphere and not land another man or another dollar in Europe until European nations erect a sure dam against the red flood1 Dulles on the other hand said In a New York speech Friday night that the free world should join in ringing the soviet orbit with economic political and mil itary strength The GOP foreign affairs ad viser to the state department added that the only effective de fense for us and for others should the Soviet Union decide on open war is the capacity to counterattack Lack of Confidence Senator Taft speak Ing at Cincinnati said There is a great lack of con fidence in felt throughoutthe whole country We are continually wavering between panic and reassurance One mom ent we are told that Russia will attack tomorrow and another that we can work the whote thing out illtime Taft said some of the feeling Is clue to the people in the Pen tagon He said he has no con fidence in the judgment of many of our top military people In Washington Senator Wherry of Nebraska the GOP floor leader said prudence distates that the United States conserve its limited resources and not fritter them away in patchwork defenses throughout the globe Asks Impregnable Ring F Wherry called in a radiospeech for an impregnable ring of air bases around Russia to be set up by the U S and its allies He added that air and sea power should be our major contribution to the mutual defenses Taft said that because of de fense spending the Americai standard ofliving is due for a 11 per cent cut He said he hope that President Truman will pre sent a definite program soon H added The American people should be told all the problems confront ing this nation It is they who must make the sacrifice They should know whether our effort to defend all of Europe eventually destroy the economic life o this country Berserk War Veteran Kills 4 in Ohio Akron Ohio IP A berserk World war II veteran naked ex cept for an undershirt killed his parents a niece and a neph ew Saturday Sheriff Robert L Smith said The sheriff described the 25 year old veteran Irvin Snodgrass as a battle fatigue case and said he had admitted beating up his I parents and then setting fire to their home Smothered in bed by smoke from the fire were Clyde Morrow 2 and his sister Georgianna 1 Found beaten and lying across a bed on the 2nd floor of the house at nearby Sawyerwood was James Snodgrass 49 The grandmother also 49 was found on the floor near the beds of the children Dr C I Martin Summit county coroner said tests would be made before he would rule whether the grandparents died of beatings or were asphyxiated The parents of the children Mr and Mrs Clyde Morrow of Cleveland who had left them with the grandparents Authorities were unable to find them immedi ately After being arrested for ques tioning the veteran told the sher iff his parents had intended to take him to Crile Veterans hos pital for an examination Satur day Friday the Goodrich Tire Rubber Co employe had drawn his pay in the company of the irsndfafher in preparation for that trip to Cleveland TRAGIC CRASH Sydney Australia Aus tralian air force plane on sharp patrol crashed on a crowded beach Saturday killing 3 children and in juring 14 other persons Dulles Raps Gibraltar Defense Plan By AHTHUR EVERETT New York For eign Policy Adviser John Foster Dulles said Friday America can never become a Gibraltar of self defense because solitary defense is never impregnable Instead he said the only effec tive defense against communist aggression for ourselves and other free nations is the capacity to counterattack His major outline of his foreign policy former Republican President Her bert Hoovers demand Dec 20 that the United States withdraw from Europe and Asia and make our oceans the frontiers of an Amer ican Gibraltar Highest GOP policy ad viser to the state holds a higher rank in President Trumans democratic administra tion than any other republican He said in advance his speech was not intended as a reply to recommendations only Thursday were termed by President Truman isolationism But Dulles obviously had Hoo vers words in mind when he said It is possible to plan on paper and describe in words what it seems should be an impregnable China wall a Maginot line a rock of Gibraltar an At lantic and Pacific moat But the mood that plans such a defense carries within itself the seeds of its own collapse A de fense that accepts encirclement quickly decomposes That has been proved a thousand times Dulles speech was prepared for a meeting here of the American association for the United Nations and for broadcast nationally Not Consulted GOP National Chairman Guy Gabrielson said Dulles did not consult republican leaders on the speech and that Dulles was speak ing only for himself and not for the party Dulles admitted that not every free country on the rim of soviet power can be made safe against possible Russian assault To attempt this would be to have strength nowhere and bank ruptcy everywhere he said That however does not mean Red Ground Units Stab 13 Miles on East Flank CHARGES open charge of murder has been filed at Spirit Lake against Archie Lee Henry 25 above of Milford in connection with the death of Hank Wieskus 50 farm hand whose frozen body was found alonga road side near Milf ordChristmas day Judd Sells Interest Resigns as Officer of Brick Tile that we should abandon the whole idea of collective security and build our own defense area with the help of such other countries as we might pick because of their capacity to be useful to us Copper Banned in 300 Items Washington IP The govern ment Saturday prohibited non essential use of copper in more than 300 civilian products effec tive March 1 The banned uses range from pots and pans building hardware urniture and electrical appli ances to jewelry toys cocktail shakers and paper clips The order was issued by the national production authority to conserve copper for defense and defensesupporting needs said William H Harrison the NPA ad ministrator Throughout the list except in he case of such items as toys and other nonessentials copper will je permitted where it serves a functional purpose as in work ng parts and where no practical substitute is available But the NPA action completely eliminates copper from bright vork and trim on automobiles as well as in auto wheel disks de rosters and healers gas tank caps mirrors and brackets M D Judd executive vie president of the Mason City Brie and Tile company has dispose of his financial interests in tha corporation and has resigned a an officer of the company effec tive Dec 31 1950 This action has been takenb Mr Judd for reasons of nealt andbecause of his desire to b relieved of the executive respon sibilities that he has carried fo an extensive period Mr Judd will continue to be member of the board of director and will also continue to serve ir an advisory capacity to the Ma son City Brick and Tile company A C Frisk has been elected t the office of vice president of th company continuing to be genera manager of the Mason City plants The other officers and director of the company are W J Good win Des Moines president R K Goodwin Des Moines vice presi dent W J Goodwin De Moines secretary and W H Rees Mason City treasurer Mr Judd came with the com pany Nov 10 1924 as a salesman a year after being graduated frorr the University of Minnesota He started xvith the North Iowa Brick and Tile company which in Au gust 1925 became a part of the Mason City Brick and Tile com pany In November 1928 Mr Judd was made manager of the Twin City sales office and in July 1933 cameito Mason City as sales man ager In 1943 he was named vice president and general manager as he bought into the company with the Goodwins In 1947 Mr Judd was namec executive vice president and Mr Frisk general manager of the Ma son City plants SAME Black means trafflo in pait Weather Report FORECAST Mason Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night Mostly cloudy and turning colderby noon Sunday Low Saturday night 20 28 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night and Sunday fol lowed by rain and snow in the east portion and snow flurries in the northwest portion New Years eve Low Saturday night 1020 in east 1825 in west high Sunday 3035 east and north 4050 southwest turning colder in northwest New Years eve Further outlook Snow flurries and turning colder New Years day high near 20 in northwest 34 southeast Minnesota Snow north and cen tral portions Saturday night Sunday and in extreme south Sunday afternoon or night Colder west portion by Sunday night Easterly winds 2030 m p h Sunday resulting in some drifting and blowing snow north and central portions Low Sat urday night 815 above north 1020 south High Sunday 1520 north 2530 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 16 Minimum 6 At 8 a m 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 26 Biggest Air Baffle of War Won by U S Jets By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Swift F86 Sabre jets and Russian built MIG15 jet planes fought the biggest air battle of the Ko rean war late Saturday near the Manchurian border Forty MIGs swooshed out of the Manchurian skies and tangled with 15 American Sabres in a dogfight of dazzling speeds Two MIGs were dam aged All the American planes returned safely to theirbase One Shot Down In an earlier smaller jet fight Saturday American Sabres shot down one MIG and damaged another near Sinuiju in northeast Korea The American pilots said they saw one MIG plunge into the earth in flames from 1500 feet They said the other was on its back streaming smoke in a down ward plunge at low altitude On the ground two communist forces swung 12 to 13 miles deep into South Korea on the U S 8th armys icy eastern flank An 8th army spokesman said United Nations defenders were in contact with the larger force of 5000 reds It was operating in the hill country 32 miles inland from the Sea of Japan The smaller communist force of 2000 troops was only 10 miles inland from the east coast There was no indication from army headquarters that a battle had begun Details of the wars biggest air battle were sketchy The Migs with their sweptback wings and the sleek Sabres fought from 25000 feet down to 3000 feet Willing to Fight The communist air force has shown increasing willingness to fight as its ground forces of Ko rean and Chinese reds massed along parallel 38 for the 2nd in vasion of South Korea General MacArthur has pre dicted the invasion will start roll ing between Jan 1 and 10 Lt Gen Matthew B Bidgway the newUnited Nations field 2 Chemists Do Not Want Their Old Jobs DCS Moines chemis vho were fired by State Secre tary of Agriculture Spr after the P60 salt base antifreez controversy say they will not see to get their jobs back Clarence E Miller 33 who wa fired but later reinstated by Spry said he had a job at Solar Aircra company in Des Homes payin him more money than the stat job did Mrs Esther Johnston actin state chemist who backed Miller i his stand against P60 and also wa fired said she was glad of her dis charge because I dont feel could conscientiously work wit the present administration any way Her discharge is effectiv Dec 31 Mrs Johnston said she had re ceived a tentative offer from private firm Mrs Johnston and Miller re fused to aprove P60 for use i automobile radiators because the said it did not conform to stand ards set up in the state antifreez law Iowa State college chemist also refused to approve it bu Spry issued a license anyway He said later the license was fo field tests only and not for genera sales to the public Recently at the suggestion o the legislative interim committee the secretary cancelled the license Meanwhile he fired Miller bu later reinstated Miller and dis charged Mrs Johnston M D JUDD DiSalfe Includes Food Distributors in Price Freeze Washington Stabili erMichael V DiSalle said Friday night that firms handling food products were includedin the gov ernmentscall Dec 19 for a volun tary price freeze In a statement issued in answer o requests for clarification of the appeal to business and industry o hold prices at fair Salle said Belmond Building Destroyed by Fire Fireman Overcome early Saturday destroyed the billiard parlor owned by Andrew Koppernagel and the Ted Behrends shoe shop in the same building and the apartments above on Main street Cleon Brady Belmond fireman was overcome by smoke and had to be taken home The loss was estimated at be tween and The fire was discovered at a m by Mrs Ben Smith a blind woman who occupied one of the upstairs apartments She aroused other occupants of the apartments and all escaped safely Firemen believe the fire started in the stairway between the pool hall and the shoe shop They bat tled the blaze for 3i hours before Food distributors may base jrice increases only on actual costs paid and not on market or replacement orders This meant hat food already in warehouses and on store shelves should be old without increases and that prices should go up only when tocks are replaced at higher costs levels Diit was completely under control Their efforts prevented it from 603 Died on Iowa Highways in 1950 DCS Moines than 600 ersons died on the roads and lighways of Iowa during 1950 as he result of traffic accidents Only twice since records were sept has the toll climbed beyond he 600 mark With1 the death Friday between Lansing and New Albin of Ken ieth Mitchell 23 of Marquette he 1350 figure reached 603 This ompares with 573 for the same lay a year ago The 603 total is 30 above the otal for all of 1949It is only 10 elow the alltime high mark of 13 deaths in the year 1941 The rorst month this year was Sep ember with 65 fatalities This nonth 53 have died to date in raffic accidents Mitchell was killed in a car ruckcrash on highway 182 be ween the two northeastern Iowa owns His cousin Cpl Lee Ham el 21 formerly of New Albin iso riding in the car with Mitch 11 was injured spreading to other buildings The Belmond department was assisted by firemen from Clarion Most of the contents ofthe shoe shop were saved but the loss was practically complete for the pool hall and those living upstairs The loss is partially coveredby in surance PRESIDENT CRUISES Washington UR President ruman cruised on Chesapeake ay Saturday aboard the Presi ential Yacht Williamsburg Petition to King Spurs Hunt for Stolen Scone Stone London ff An petition to King George VI offer ing to give up the stolen Stone of Scone if he agrees to leave it in Scotland quickened Scotland Yards search for the weighty relic Saturday The cream of British sleuths tracking the 458pound sand stone block since it was lugged out of Westminster Abbey early Christmas morning were cagey about the petitions genuineness but made quick contact with Glas gow police who have a copy A Scotland Yard official said in view of the absence of any signatures we feel it must be re garded as rather inconclusive The stately petition appeared in a letter to a Glasgow newspaper The communication was anony mous his majestys petitioners as the authors put it in fear of apprehension Scotland Yard would like to get its mitts on the abductors of the cherished coronation stone espe ciaUv after police fished for it in a Hyde Park lake Friday and landed a rusty iron Safe some concrete and an iron chair in stead i CASUALTIES OF THE KOREA WAR Hometess cold this young girl and her brother clutch ragged clothes and huddle near a small fire in the railroad yards at Seoul to keep warm commander in the gravity at the situation confront ing allied troops in a yearend statement he told his command We face severe trials We shall need dogged determination in at ack and utmost tenacity in de fense He compared the adversities to faced Washingtons Valley Forge But hose that soldiers at Ridgway added I have complete confidence in your ultimate success MacArthurs war summary said UN troops engaged red patrols in poradic action Forces Fullback The communists forced allied roops to pull back on the eastern flank The top commander reported a hickening of enemy forces on the western flank Allied troops made minor gains n the ChogyoOron sector of the ast centralfront But on the eastern front the outhwarddriving reds had scored ains of 7i miles as early as Thurs ay A P Correspondent Hal Boyle eported the capital of Seoul has ecome a ghost town In a 4hour clash 27 miles north f Seoul an allied patrol crossed heicy Imjin river but ran head n into Chinese reds The commu ists drove the patrol back The atrolsaidit destroyed an enemy illbox killed 21 Chinese and 15 A P Correspondent William arnard reported from 8th army sadquarters there was evidence f communist infiltration of al ed troops and cutting of UN sup ly routes in the fluid eastern sec t CROP Contributions Reach Mark Des Moines Iowa or ganization for the Christian Rural Overseas Program said Saturday state contributions have reached a preliminary total of The group said the total repre sented final reports from 23 coun ties and preliminary reports from 64 counties Bremer county led the state with contributions of Other leading counties were Black Hawk Hardin and Pocahontas The program will aid the needy in foreign countries The organization also said 16 counties which contributed 920 last year more than doubled that with contributions this year of The 16 counties were Alla makee Cherokee Chick as aw Crawford Delaware Iowa Lucas Marion Monroe Mills Pocahontas ilinggold Van fiuren Wapello Winnebago and Wright vJ Americans Mark Advent of New Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americans in their various ways will bid farewell Sunday to an old year and an old half century and observe the start of a new cycle of time Some will do it with revelry and some with prayer Across the nation the recrea tion spots and the places of wor ship prepared to mark the ad vent of 1951 and of the 2ndhalf of the 20th century To many it will bea moment to forget accumulated cares of the past and celebrate the fresh be ginning To many others it will be a iime of soulsearching for guidance in the future Day of Prayer With the world and America beset by deep anxieties hundreds of churches under the leadership of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U S A have set a day of prayer Some will hold nightlong serv ices into the new year New Years day is a Roman Catholic Holy day so Catholics will attend mass both Sunday and Monday For sports enthusiasts it is a day spiced with varied fare The feature is the windupof the foot ball season with half a dozen bowl games across the nation The dean of these is Californias Rose Bowl which annually draws about 90000 fans to Pasadena In the nightclubs and show places there will be funny hats noise and what is generally known as whoopee Annual Jam New Yorks Times Square will be jammed Sunday night as it is every year And the extra cops on duty will have their usual head ache with the traffic jam New Yorks liquor laws permit Sunday sales so there is no handi cap for the saloons this New Years eve Some of the better ones are charging up to a couple for the evenings entertain ment Dominick et Louis on 46th street in midManhattan will hand out bottles of milk as patrons to help those who need it to sober up New Purge of Soviet Leaders Is Indicated By WHXtAM X RYAN AP Foreign NewsAnalyst The Russianpress has announced the deaths of28 men who were high in the soviet brass admirals isters functionaries arid the like Only 4 wereover the age of 60 None was over 65 This seems like ahighcasualty rate for the big brass Linked with the strong evidence of a fevered hunt for wreckers and the like hast been showing up fre quently and poorly veiled in the soviet to mind the great purge of the thirties when Stalin got rid of his more danger ous enemies wholesale Unrest in Ukraine Some ofthe generals1 hadcon nectionsduring their careers with the Ukraine Among those who died in 1950 was the leader of the Ukrainian communist party There has been much speculationabout the Ukraine this of un rest amounting almost open re volt Just last January the Soviet Union announced that the death in 19474iad been restored for crimes against the state Also significantly the Journal of the Supreme Soviet announced theaward to many persons in the interior ministrys police for excellent service in maintain ing public some awarded tostate security men who died in the performance ofthis duty The soviet press rarely mentions crime but this article created the impression that the sole target of the decorated mi litiamen was the common crim inal Less Publicity If there is a blood purgeunder way it is less crude than theone in the thirties The work of the firing squads then was widely publicized It had a bad effect both at home and abroad and the purge wounds were long in heal ing But Gene Leone who runs Leones on West 48th street is closing This is a time for serious reso lutions he said not for cham pagne dreams I would rather think of my friends joining in quiet prayer for the worlds fu ture than in noisy celebrations Chicago also unhampered by Sunday liquor laws expects sell outs in its nightspots So does New Orleans BINGE ON A BICYCLE Bath Ens Earl a 40 year old farm worker was sen tenced Saturday to a months im prisonment for drunken driving on a bicycle EXSHERIFF DIES Albia B Daringer 75 former Monroe county sheriff and Albia mayor died at his home here Friday There is no reason to suppose that Moscow permitted all big brass death notices to be publish ed It would be more Ukely that the Moscow press wouldi limit it self to notices for those most like ly to be missed bythe public Indochina Reds Forced to Withdraw Saigon Indochina chinese communists attacked two forts north of the northern capital of Hanoi Saturday but after a twohour fight A French military spokesman said the French line north and northwest of Hanoi still was intact after 5 days of heavy battering by powerful red forces Several French posts suffered severe casualties however and the reds appear to be massing for new attacks the spokesman said The two posts attacked beforw dawn are about 30 miles north of Hanoi Preliminary reports indi cated there was no largescale fighting   

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