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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOK THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAMft THAT MAKIt ALL NOtTN IOWANS MllttHIOftS VOL Lf Q MAiOM CTTY KWA i MM TUi Papir Two I I OM I MABY MO1ELAND 8IGNE YAH HOTJTEN ELLEN GALLAGHER DOLUE DCTEUCAN JEAN KAKEN CONNELLY JCDY 8TKONG FAYE ESLJCK MAKYON McCAULET BETTY MORGAN photo by One Mans Opinion A ladte Ctwneatary By W EARL HALL MoiMfinf Editor Why Ive Never Put It in a Book QUITE a few editors and col columnists time out every year to sort over their best literary efforts for inclusion in a year book I myseU have flirted with the idea a time or two but I never could quite convince myself or anybody else that my stuff was that good Not so long ago I thumbed back through the files of our news paper to see if any of the things I had written for my daily column seemed to be improved at all by the passage of time Its a matter of regret to me that I must bring in an unfavorable report The ag ing process had done no good So that youll know what Im talking about Im going to dip into this personal for some Of the things I foisted off on to the public And well start with a jtieee I used last March It was prompted by a publicity release from an agency which specializes on teaching parents how to un derstand their children To gfaadc or Not to Spank The problem considered in this particular release was whatto do with Johnnie age3 if he comer niothers shinsTThe question railed iy the experts was this Should Mama let him kick away in order to release his should she spank him in order to teach him not to do that one say the experts There are several better ways to teach may say No I cantlet you da that Whatever is done however the mother even with aching shins must keep her temper under full control But dont under any circum stances spank the child that seems to be the one cardinal pro hibition in the situation And we shouldnt threaten a loss of love from the kicking activities That leads to a feeling of guilt or anxiety To quote The child is not guilty He is doing his 3yearold best But his best is not good enough He needs help not blame Wecan afford to accept a childs expression of temper if itharms no one We can check destructive temper without placing blame on the child Hes OldFashioned Understand thats the expert me I probably bit oldfashioned in this whole matter But to my way of thinking a youngster at age 3 is old enough for a little preview of whats going to happen to him later in fife if he goes around kicking people on the Shins And a spank Ing wouldbe no more than a mild suggestion of the consequences of that course Spank him Sure Id spank they wouldnt be lovepats either There is no fact more real than that life imposes discipline upon everybody Parents can impress this on a child in a kindly or they can leave it for the young ster to learn it the hard way in a cold cold world Quite generally the products of this Ohmyno dontspankem parental approach come to be known among their neighbors as little brats And you dont want any little brats in your home do you Not Worthy of a Book Nobody Im quite sure is going to say that this sort of thing is worthy of any more preservation for posterity than its going to have in the files of our newspaper Newspaper files I might add last 100 years On several occasions I harked back in this personal column to my first and up to now my only ride in a jet plane It happened while I was on an inspection tour of our national defense facilities last June the day before the North Koreans invaded South Korea Kglin field FU was the Die of my flight One of the things I harped on tn my column was that in flight at high altltudt there isnt much more of a sensation at SOO miles an hour in a jet ptane than there Is 300 miles an hour in a reciprocating engine type of plane fbere arc no objects ctoet at hand COfmMUBDONFAQtt International Crisis Dampens Entrance of New Year Wirephoto MARINE PROVES REPORT OF DEATH PREMATURE Pfc Albert Haebe Jr and his Jiappy parents Mr and Mrs Albert Haebe Garden City N Y prove in their home Sunday that a funeral service held several weeks ago for the marine was alittle premature Albert holds the 3 telegrams received by his parents from the defense department One said he waswounded another h TSTSS and the 3rd that he had recovered The 1st and 3rd were correct as the liappy familys smiles prove Iowa Fight Song on Big Show Meredith Willsons rousing new Iowa Fight Song was broad cast over a national network Sun day night on NBCs highly touted The Big Show The blare of trumpets in the for mer Mason Citys excellent or chestra and the singing by his chorus put the song over in a mag nificent fashion The song is brand new that the last notes were written into it just a coupleof weeks iri preparation for introducing it on the Willson Big Show Mason City also has an interesl in Iowa the Hawkeye fight song most used for the past two decades Its words and musicwere written by the late Kobert Law for several years associated with his brother Harvey in a real es tate business here as well as hi Waterloo where Bob made his home Row It Started The idea for the new song is believed to have originated with Les Zacheis former band man and writer about popular and jazz records in the Cedar Rapids Ga zette Last October Zacheis reviewed a Percy Faith Album of college songs in which the Iowa Corn Song was included He wrote Putting it bluntly the univer sity and its fine football teams der serve a better rouser than the rickeytickey tune that fate wished oh them Song may have been hot stuffin the days of the silver cornet band but its strickly from hunger today Maybe if Meredith Vfillson keeps hammering away hell turn out a spirited swingystate song fit for a university some day This writeup and other editorial Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Colder west portion and turning colder east portion Snow and colder Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 1015 northwest to 2025 south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics tor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Dec 31 Maximum 31 Minimum 17 At 8 a m 26 YEAR AGO Maxmum Si Minimum 34 GlobeGazette vaather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Jan 1 Maximum 35 Minimum 25 At in 25 YIAtt AGO Maximum Minimum U MEREDITH WILLSON expressions of the Gazette were sent on to Willson Wrote Sons in Hurry JTollowed silence and what presumably was the end of the episode Then came a telegram from Willson that announced just like that that a new Iowa song was in the mail Copies were made and sent to the University of Iowa And Sunday night the whole nation heard the song sung with tremendous spirit and with Will sons talented instrumentalists Its as simple as ABC said the composer explaining the song The words are top Theres a trick introduction from the cheer leaders Whats the word Then in chorus the students of fer FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT The song itself r The word is FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT for IOWA Let evry loyal IOWAN sing The word is FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT for IOWA Until the walls and ratters ring RAH RAH Come on and cheer cheer cheer for IOWA Come on and cheer until you hear the final gun The word is FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT for IOWA Until the game is won Spews 2000 Bushels oi Corn But Crowds Larger Than Ever in Clubs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday marks a new there is nothing new about Americans cares and wor ries for the present or hopes and fears for the future The war threats of the new year are a holdover of the old The peace prayers of 1951 are the echoes of 1950 And the tears of today are the harvest of yesteryears bullets Millions of Americans Sunday night bade farewellto the old year and welcomed the new with traditional revelry and merry making But it was not rejoicing Their shotus of Happy New Year were dampened by the in ternational crisis Many Quiet Other millions disdained cele brations and stayed quietly at home or knelt in churches in prayer In many churches throughout the country Sunday was a spe cial day of prayer for divine aid in the search for permanent peace Scone worshippers did not hear the belli ring at midnight for they prayedthrough the night until dawn this morning Thousands of parents and rela tives prayed OT the peace Carting explosion blew a hole in the side of the Miller Slevator company Saturday and scattered about 2000 bushels of shelled corn tnf the ground The corn covered an area about 23 feet square and was 18 inches o 3 feet deep Leonard Mil er elevator manager Mid the loss was covered by insurance ftAiscMnJK rmicE Charles Cftr dairies here Monday announced a one cent per quart increase in the price of milk The new price ef ective Monday is IS cants quart ing on the distant Korean battle fields As 850000 New Yorkers and visitors jammed Times Square to greet 1he New Year The Rt Rev Horace W B Donegan bishop of the Episcopal Archdio cese of New York said in a ser mon Heavy clouds are over the world Let us go forward into 1951 with quiet courage and triumphant Lart Chance In the citys nightclubs crowds were reported larger than last year But the gloomy explanation of one club owner was thafthey felt it might be thelast chance for a real good time Elsewhere in the nation the New Years eve celebrations were marked by sharp contrasts Be cause it was Sunday state laws prohibited sale of alcoholic bev erages in many sections Boston San Francisco and Philadelphia rivalled New Yorks noisy celebration Tout things were quiet in Chicago Detroit St Louis and Salt City Everywhere there were many more uniforms than in recent years To many young or out of had to be a proper New Years eve For some this meant one last really big stateside celebration For others it meant prayer for the future President Truman aboard his yacht Williamsburg had a New Years wish that he shared with other Americans I hope 1951 will bring peace to the world he said and then quietly resumed work on his forthcoming state of the union message Power Retaliation In Washington Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Secre tary of Defense George C Marsh all spoke of the critical world sit uation The U S has the power to re taliate against any aggressor Acheson said Marshall warned however that a too rapid attempt at mobiliza tion is very apt to delay the ulti mate speed of rearmament Meanwhile evidence of the quiet celebration was the nations low holiday traffic death toll which was lagging behind the na tional safety councils prediction And so gridirons and battlefields under clear skies and war started Bob Hope Signed to LongTerm Contracts should be a happy new year or J or 4 for Bob Hope The comedian hot signed long term renewals of contracts with both Paramount studio and the National Broadcasting com pany The announcements Sunday Mid nothing of how long or how much the contracts would provide but they ihould bt adequate on both1 counts Hope haa been a Para mount and N B C fikturt ItM One UN Division by Reds Big Offensive m AP WirepUoto WHERE REDS large arrows show gen eral direction of communist offensive against UN positions in Korea The reds 1st push to the Uijongbu area while other communist forces attacked in the Karangpo area The latter assault was repulsed Hdlvorson to Act as Head of Waldorf Forest Rev Arndt L Halvorson pastor of Immanuel Lutheran chuch Forest City has been named acting presidentof Waldorf college effective Jan 1 by the board of directors The office of president was made vacant by the sudden death of Doctor M O Nilssen on Dec 18 He had been president of Waldorf since 1943 will continue his duties at Immanuel Lutheran church where he has been pastor since 1946 Pastor Halvorson who has been a member of the board of directors of Waldorf college the past 4 years is a graduate of Augustana col lege Sioux Falls S Dak and of Luther Theological Seminary St Paul Minn He has done graduate work at Columbia university New York The Waldorf board of directors will meet Thursday to make plans for choosing a permanent head of the college On that date also me morial services for the late Doc tor Nilsseu will be held at the reg ular college chapel hour US Traffic Toll Is Low By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidental death tolls over the holiday weekend were in marked contrast Monday below the record toll duringthe Christmas holiday just a week ago Most of the de cline appeared in traffic fatalities As the infant year edged or scene an Associated Press survey listed 168 traffic deaths and 78 niscellaneous accidental deaths starting at 6 p m local times Friday At the same time a week ago there were 373 traffic and 92 miscellaneous deaths on the rec ords Officials of the National Safety Council forecast a traffic death toll of approximately 330 by the end of New Years day at mid night While traffic accidents ac counted tor the major share uf the holiday toll there were some non traffic fatalities in groups top Two plane crashes in California cost deaths A Gary W Va fire out 5 mttnberx of fam ily including I chiWrao Traffic Toll Hears Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1950 traffic fatality toll edged close to the alltime record as the new year began The latest total for the old year was 607 compared with the rec ord of 613 in 1941 and 573 in 1949 That made 1950 second high Four persons were added to last years total over the holiday weekend In addition one person died in a fire Thefire victim was Burl Mu tum 31 of Manawa He died at a Council Bluffs hospital Sunday of burns suffered in a blaze at his home Saturday night The traffic fatalities were Richard Shirkey 3 son of Mrs Wilbur Shirkey of Libertyville The boy died Monday in a Fair field hospital of injuries suffered in an accident near Fairfield from which his father died two weeks ago Daniel F Steck ExIowa Senator Dies at Ottumwa Ottumwa F Steck 69 of Ottumwa former demo cratic U S senator from Iowa died Sunday night at St Joseph hospital here He suffered a heart attack at his borne Saturday Steck ah attorney served in the senate from1926 to 1931 He was the 1st democrat elected to the upper house of congress from Iowa after the Civil war Steck ran a close race against Republican Senator Smith W Brookhart in 1924 Brookhart was declared the winner but Steck contested the election and was seated April 12 1926 by a vote of the senate Steck was born in Ottumwa and was educated in the public schools here He was grad uated from the State University of Iowa in 1906 He was Wapello county attorney for 4 years and served two years during World war II as an army captain His party endorsed him for re election in the 1930 primary with out opposition But he lost to Congressman L J Dickinson of Des Moines the republican sen atorial nominee One of the things Steck advo cated in that campaign was a referendum on repealing national prohibition laws Dickinson won by Uwn 70000 votes Enemy Attacks All Along 150Mile Korean Front By TOM BRADSHAW Tokyo hundred thousand Chinese and Korean reds smashed into South Korea Monday in a general offen sive aimed to push United Nations forces off the peninsula A IT S 8th army spokesman said UN troops made limited withdrawals in some areas along a 20mile sector The spokesman said the en emy attacked all along the 150mile front stretching along parallel 38 The heaviest fighting rageti southeast ofYohchon and east of Kaesong the spokesman said Censorship prevented of Chinese ed from the front that thiiswas unmistajcably a Chinese victory Two Divisions Mauled The frozen Reds Imjin surged across the de fense barrier 20 to 30 miles north west of at least two points MacBeth said the fiery Chinese attacks routed one UN division and forced another to withdraw General MacArthurs Monday afternoon communique said only that red pressure had increased But a field officer said after the 1st red attacks This is it MacArthur had predicted the at tacks which opened along a 20 mile sector north and northeas ofSeoul Korean republic capital Before the assault a red artil lery barrage poured shells into the UN lines It was the 1st use of big Chinese guns since the bitter al lied retreat from Pyongyang the red capital Dec 5 Then the Chinese troop masses hit They swept through barbed wire and across minefields heed less of losses Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgway new commander of the U S 8th army was at the front directing allied defenses He took over com mand of the UN ground forces in Korea only last week and saic then I aim to stay Allied Planes Help Allied war planes struck furi ously all along the 150mile fron in support of the UN ground forces Correspondent MacBeth reported in two field dispatches from the front that the Chinese were usins tactics similar to those employee in driving allied forces out of the Chongchon river front in North Korea last month While the one division north oi Seoul was routed another division was pushed back an undetermined distance north of Chunchong 45 miles northeast of Seoul MacBeth added Between the two sectors other United Nations troops fought of determined attack by an esti mated Chinese 30000 men However these UN troops with their flanks exposed also were forced to withdraw At last reports small enemy groups were said to have pene trated toward Uijongbu 12 miles north of Seoul This is an import ant town on one of the main roads eading to the republican capital Gain in Strength MacBeth said the offensive be gan Sunday night as strong red probing attacks The action mounted in strength gradually during the night The correspon dent said he had seen 300 mem bers of the collapsed division strag gling along a road several miles east of their original positions The heaviest red attacks were it was along the most direct routes to erals widow Seoul An eighth army briefing ofSinunt WWfetr ficcr told MacBeth they well could general ttnif be the start or the expected major noMs offensive i from At one point the 8th army arrived said the attack was The M miles ol Seoul aiMhJ j day miles south of parallel 38 North and South Korea The red attacks were in some cases and in others by bugle used as an In one a barrier being defenseline miles north of Seoul a redbattaUon and acom pany crossed the Imjin but the 8th army said this attack later was contained This action occurred southeast of 3Corangp6 south of parallel 38 The 2nd crossing involved an estimated 4 Chinese platoons It occurred southeast of Field reports indicated this Ing came Sunday night j and the action was continuing Reds Briar Tanks The 8th army spokesman said the heavy pressure on the UN western flank is believed to be the buildup for continuing attacks on the Seoul corridor MacArthur said Sunday that sizable concentrations of red T34 tanks and field artillery had been observed moving into position north of the Imjin river MacArthur said Monday that movement behind the enemy lines indicateda sideslip to the and a buildup of North Korean strength in the Chang and Inje areas northeast Chunchon The communique said however that this probably is a secondary movement and that the trend still indicates the major effort by Chinese communist forces along the most direct routes to Seoul 1350090 Men Previously MacArthur had said the enemy is capable of attacking at 3 widely separated points Down through the rugged moun tains of the east down the Yon chonSeoul axis or a massed front al attack with the spearheadat Kaesong MacArthur estimated the red forces in Korea or readily avail able in Manchuria at 1350000 men He said the forces are so great that assaults could be made at all 3 points at the same time The UN commander told the Japanese people in his NewYeata message that it will become their duty to rearm if Japan is threaten ed Thestatement was the strong est ever made by MacArthur on the subject of Japanese rearma ment Body of Gen Walter Arrives for Burial Lt Gen Walton H body of Walter his arrived here for burial Tuextey in Arlington National ctmtUry The body of the tth army em   

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