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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION 1111J1I VOL LVU Associated Press United Prew FuJI Wires CtnU t Copy i MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 2 1951 This Paper Consists of Two No AP Wircphoto OH MY like a New Years eve celebrant the day after popeyed Sir Bes Ormsby Fobes Supreme breeding bull pokes his head through the roof of his barn after he opened the hole with his horns here Sir Bes wasnt necessarily angry Cattle men say the huge wellbred bulls often do such things for their own amusement The mischievous bull is a temporary occupant of a breeding farm at Cedar Rapids Russia Agrees to Talks But Terms Look Tough London Soviet Union has agreed to a preliminary con ference of Big 4 representatives to prepare an agenda for a 4 power foreign ministers meeting Moscows position was broadcast Tuesday night in response to a western power suggestion that such a preliminary meeting be held S Britain and France Dec 22 that top dele JigfiULiJialiflSS at Lake Suo ses n through outthftSpBrld after Russia on Nov 3 cajQied for a Big 4 conference to discuss only de militarization of Gelmany Little Hope The soviet reply was in the hands of the 3 western govern ments before any public an nouncement was made in any of the 4 capitals concerning its con tents Diplomatic officials in Washington held out little hope that the terms of the Russian re ply would lead to the toplevel meeting The soviet reply objected to holding the preliminary meeting in New York and suggested in stead that the talks take place in Moscow Paris or London since the holding of such a conference in one of the abovementioned capitals without doubt represents a practical convenience for the majority of those taking part The Russian reply said The soviet government ex presses agreement with discussing other questions also pertaining to Germany which corresponds with the position of the soviet govern ment expounded in the note of Nov 3 and with the Prague state ment of 8 countries The Prague declaration by east European foreign ministers called for unification of Germany and suggested a conference of east and xvest German representatives to discuss how Germany could be united The west rejected the Prague declaration as unacceptable be cause it proposed that east and Germany should send the same number of representatives to such talks West Germany has at least twice as many people as east Germany Not Agreed The Prague declaration also called for a 4power pledge not to remilitarize western Germany Subsequently Atlantic pact repre sentatives at Brussels decided on plans to give western Germany a role in the defense of western Europe Those plans have yet to be agreed to by the west Germans themselves The United States Britain and France have agreed to meeting Of the big 4 foreign ministers if such a conference is notvlimited to the Prague declaration o even to German problems but is ex panded to include worldwide dif ferences between the east ana west HOWARD J REIBER Howard Reib Is Found Dea Was Past Commander of Local VFW Post Howard J Reiber purchasing agent and storekeeper for the Peoples Gas and Electric com pany and a past commander of San JuaneMarne post of the Vet erans of Foreign Wars was found dead in the basement of his home Tuesday afternoon Dr Ralph E Smiley county coroner pronounced death as sui cide by hanging He said Reiber had been ill for several years Mrs Reiber found a note from her husband when she returned home at lunch time the coroner said Surviving are Mrs Reiber a son Duke 10 home and a brother Carl Indian apolis He was born May 16 1895 at Abilene Kans He came to Mason City in 1937 He belonged to the Masonic and Elks lodges The PattersonJames funeral home is in charge of arrange ments as yet incomplete Air Force Orders Giant Wing Presses Dayton Ohio U S air force announced Tuesday it had awarded a contract for con struction of the two largest and heaviest hydfculic presses ever devised ThejArill be large enough to produce IBn entire airplane wing Officials at the air materiel command at WrightPatterson air I force base declined to disclose ex act dimensions of the new super presserbut said the giant ma chines would have a capacity greater than 50000 figure far in excess of any hydraulic press ever will tower 6 stories high The presses will be built by the Loewy Hydro press Co of New York and are expected to be in operation by mid 1952 f AMI t Wick u Highest U S Honors for Gen Walker Washington body of Lt Gen Walton H Walker Tues day received the highest funeral honors this country bestows on its soldier dead Shortly before 8 a m an honor guard of the 3rd infantry regiment removed the casket containing the remains of the tough little Texan to a small white chapel in Fort Myer where an Episcopalian servr ice was to be conducted at 2 p m The body of Walker who wss killed in a jeep accident while defending freedom in far away Korea had remained under guard overnight in a vault near Gen Robert E Lees old home in Ar lington National cemetery A guard of two enlisted men and an officer stood beside the flagdraped closed casket in the little chapel The guard will stand alternately at attention and parade rest in intervals until the servicl mMpers of the Walker ly wBfr present for the efcrly ig Mrtitoony and virtually on hand ds of and others jish to pay their respacts llate general are expected e iii and out of the chapel the day The chapel seats rsons lortly before burial an honor was to escort the casket the small chapel into the adjoining main post chapel Walkers body was flown here from Tokyo Sunday KILLED AT BENNETT Bennett Jordan 38 Streaior 111 was killed early Tuesday when the trucktrailer he was driving jackknifed en the slippery highway and went into the dilch Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with snow ending Tuesday night Warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday High Wednesday about 28 Iowa Sleet snow and rain ending temporarily Tuesday night then beginning again Wednesday aft ernoon or night Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 1824 west 2228 east High Wednesday 2530 west 3034 east Further out look Rain sleet and snow indi cated Wednesday night and part of Thursday Colder weather following Thursday afternoon or night Low Wednesday night 24 30 High Thursday 3034 5day weather Temperatures will average near normal Normal Maxima 2735 Normal Minima 916 Tempera tures will be slightly above nor mal at the beginning of the pe riod turning colder late Wed nesday moderating Thursday and Friday and colder again by weekend Precipitation water content will average about J inch occurring as freezing rain and snow through Wednesday with intermittent periods of snow thereafter Minnesota Snow Tuesday night and Wednesday Not quite so cold Tuesday night Low Tues day nifthf 5 above to 5 below north 515 above south High Wednesday 10 north 1520 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 25 Minimum 12 At 8 a m 14 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 35 Congress Votes Bills for Defense By OLIVER W DE WOLF Washington 81st con gress running out the final hours of its twoyear life Tuesday voted more for defense and also sent to President Truman a sweeping civil defense bill The latter measure aims at 1 organizing the American people to meet possible enemy attack and 2 granting the federal govern ment the virtual dictatorial powers it might need in any area that does come under attack Voice Votes Senate approval cleared the civil defense and money bills to the white house Both went through by voice votes The house had passed them Monday These measures were the major beforeadjournment must bills for a congress that came into power 24 months ago when hopes were high for a long term of world peace and was going out in a time of tension and war threats Wednesday the new elected last take over Even as this congress was wind ing up there was jockeying for the places of authority and power in the new session Southern democrats in a secret meeting of house democrats broke the administrations slate and elected Rep Burr Harrison of Virginia to 1 of 3 democratic va cancies on the powerful ways and means committee Administration democrats had wanted Rep Den ton of Indiana to have the pace Southern Victory The southern victory pointed up the prospect that President Tru man will have even more diffi culty getting his way with the new congress than he did with the old The November elections removed some of his best legislative friends from congress and strengthened the republican southern demo cratic power Except for Harrisons victory the house democratic caucus went as expected Rep Sam Rayburn Texas got his colleagues backing again for speaker and Rep Mc Cormack Mass for floor leader On the senate side there was maneuvering by friends of Sen ators McFarland Ariz and OMa honey Wyo over who is to be democratic floor leader in the new session That contest was to besettled at a democratic meeting later in the day Although the de fense bill was passed by voice vote without objection there was 1st a sharp senate fight over one item Power Issue This was a provision for a item for the southeast ern power administration The house Monday insisted on a voice vote that theitem stay in the bill The senate finally agreed 43 to 41 The house also completed ac tion Monday on the excess profits bill and sent it to the white house for Mr Trumans signature The bill will boost the governments tax revenues to the highest dollar amount in history little over 545000000000 It falls short of the 85000000000 a year aditional revenue Mr Tru man asked for however Also approved by the house 292 to 52 was a bill paving the way for a union shop and union dues checkoff in the railroad in dustry It too went to the white house The bill permits rail unions and their employers to include union shop clauses in their contracts and to require employes to join unions as a condition of employment Neither is now legal 5 Motor Deaths Over Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Only 5 motor vehicle deaths were recorded in Iowa over the long New Years weekend and two of those resulted from accidents which occurred prior to the week end In addition two lowans died of burns A Des Moincs woman Mrs Pearl Oshier 59 died of bullet wounds which police said were in flicted by her husband Walter 62 Police said the husband then turned the gun on himself He was in critical condition at a hos pital Tuesday Victims of motor vehicle acci dents included Milford Gray 63 Davenport killed when his car skidded and overturned Mrs George Olsen 30 fatally mjured in a cartruck crash at Decorah Robert A Larson 25 Wall Lake killed when his car went off the road near Manning Mrs Virginia Harwood 19 Menlo who died of injuries suf fered in a Dec 26 collision Richard Shirkey 3 son of Mrs Wilbur Shirkey Libortyville He died of injuries suffered two weeks ago near Fairfield in an ac cident which also took his fathers life SECRETARY DIES Des Moincs Jp William J Scarborough 50 of Des Moines secretary of the Iowa senate died Monday of a malignant throat ailment 1 Enemy Column Smashes Within 14 Miles of Seoul NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA STATUTE AP Wirephoto REDS INCH TOWARD arm of the red assault was reported within 17 miles of Seoul Tuesday Another arm A reportedly crushed a South Korean division near Choksong and drove to 9 miles northwest of Uijongbu The 3rd arm C was re ported to have reached Kapyong Report Zhukov Directs Chinese Force in Korea By STAN SWINTON Tokyo high authority says Soviet Marshal Grigori K Zhukov World war II conqueror of Berlin is directing Chinese armies in Korea from headquar ters in Mukden Manchuria The informant is considered of ficially as a reliable source He said the existence of a joint RussianChinese military head quarters in Mukden with Zhukov as supreme commander was re ported to v American intelligence on or before Dec 24 Gen Lin Piao commander of the red Chinese 4th field army was described as Zhukovs deputy Zhukov Russias best field com mander of World war II was chief of staff in 1941 and directed the defense of Moscow against the Germans As vice commissar of defense he subsequently directed the offen sives that broke the sieges of Stal ingrad and Leningrad Zhukov has been out of the news since 1947 The Russian armv newspaper Red Star reported Nov 21 1946 that Marshal Ivan S Konev had been named head of the soviet armed forces Zhukovs name appeared the next year in a published testi monial for a deceased Russian general Mason City Business Leaders Optimistic Over 51 Prospects WALTER B RAE president of the Mason City Chamber of Com are very uncertain but with the defense effort em ployment should be high and demand for food and Bother jrocUictsJ consequently should be good I see no businessmen should not look toward 1951 A C FRISK general manager of Mason City Brick andTile our particular field due to the possibility of controls and shortage of structural materials it is difficult tomake a pre diction However institutional work already under way assures us of at least reasonable volume during the early part of the year Bar ring too drastic controls on construction and materials we expect at least a normal volume LARR1 CLOUGH chairman of the retailers division of the Mason City Gtounber of forecast is very good The Na tional Retail Dry Gqpds association sees a sizable increase for soft lines in 1951 Since this is predominantly an agricultural community there is every reason to believe that business will remain at a high level in North Iowa P F POTTER president of the United Home Bank and Trust community goes into 1951 with a conservative atti tude toward local and national affairs Inflationary forces are at work but in similar periods before this territory has come through with confidence If local bank deposits are any indication of progress we are in a fine position today with bank deposits in the community as high as any time in history Our fine and dependable agricultural community is an added asset for this territory We stress conservatism and the saving of money in 1951 F C HENEMAN president of the First National Bank of Mason are going into some very uncertain times but the Amer ican people have always been united in times of stress We are quick to voice our diversity of opinions but we have never failed to act together in times of necessity P J THOGERSON general manager of Jacob E Decker and Sons 1950 fall pig crop was reported the highest on record and we expect an increase of 6 or 7 per cent in slaughtering in 1951 as compared with last year We have already put ourselves in a position to handle that increase and any other which is likely as a result of the administrations request for more food production We look forward to a year of record Accident Death Toll Takes Drop By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidents killed 421 persons in the U S during the New Years the total fell far un der the near record Christmas weekend mark of more than 700 The holiday toll on the streets and showed a sharp drop from the 545 traffic deaths during the Christ mas period It also was short of the 330 fa talities predicted by the national safety council for the New Years 6 p m Friday to mSStiight Monday During the New Years weekend 120 men women and children died in a variety of nontraffic ac cidents These included fires plane crashes and other causes More than 1100 Americans lost their lives in violent accidents during ihc long Christmas und Now Years weekends including more than 80 killed in traffic acci dents Commenting on the improved record for the New Years holiday President Ned H Dearborn of the national safety council said The fact that the New Years traffic death toll was cut to almost half of the Christmas toll is proof that traffic accidents can be re duced if and when enough people want to reduce them The shock of the terrible Christmas toll apparently was A big factor Let us hope this same dread of accidents and determina tion to prevent them continue to prevail through 1951 The New Years weekend violent death total compared to 425 over the 3day period last year which included 270 in traffic accidents 54 in fires and 101 from miscella neous causes In the twoday 1949 New Years there were 309 violent deaths including 207 traf fic Ask Mutual Illinois Iowa Civil Defense Springfield 111 Len ox R Lohr Illinois defense direc tor has announced that Iowa will be asked to sign a mutual civil de fense pact witii Illinois as soon as the legislatures of the two states sanction such an agreement and congress gives its assent The past would permit either of the states to aid the other in event oi attack hf Traffic Fatality in Scott County Davenport 1st traffic fatality of the new year in Scott county occurred about 10 p m Monday when an automobile driv en by Milford Gray 63 of Dav enport skidded on icy pavement near Blue Grass struck a culvert and overturned in a ditch Gray a retired painter apparently was kilted instantly according to Dep uty Shcrifl Paul R Martini Widow 7 Children Perish in Farm Fire Ncosho Mo widow and her 7 children perished in a fire that destroyed tlicii isolated fann home over the holiday weekend The bodies were found in the ruins of the 3room house Mon day The mother was Mrs Bobbie Martin widow of a miner killed in a mine accident in 1949 The chil boys and 3 from 15 months to 12 years old Coroner Corley Thompson said the fire apparently occurred be tween midnight Saturday and noon Sunday He theorized the family had been trapped in its sleep STECK FUNERAL Ottumwa services will be held in Wednes day afternoon for F Steck 69 former U S senator from Iowa NEW Death and Letters a new senol by Elizabeth Daly When Henry Gamadge dis covers Sylvia Coldficld held prisoner by the family of her dead husband and learns Syl via believes her husband was fans are in for some of the most gripping reading theyve ever enjoyed Opening installment be gins on the comic page of this issue Outmanned UN Forces in Retreat By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo enemy col umns striking along the main roads to Seoul Tuesday were reported only 14 and 17 miles from the imperiled South Ko rean capital The columns were in the van of 6 Chinese communist armies which carved a salient in the allied lines General MacArthurs head quarters said one column was 17 miles from Seoul and only 5 miles from Uijongbu the road hub which holds the key to Seoul A field report said a 2nd column was even closer It was said to be 14 miles to the northwest of Seoul It was moving down the main high way and railway from north ern Korea to Seoul Outnumbered United Na tions forces after retreating up to 11 miles in zero weath er manned new defense lines and awaited the next on slaught It was expected in a few days The deepest enemy pene tration was pinpointed by General MacArthurs head quarters Tuesday as 6 miles south of Tongduchon Thai is 17 dese capital on a road leading north through lujorigbu The reds were only 5 miles from lujongbu the key to Seoul MacArthurs headquarters quot ed North Koreas dictator as boast ing ina broadcast that his war efforts have support and sym pathy of red China Russia Hungary Bulgaria CzechoSlo vakia Rumania and Poland Character Illustrated MacArthur said Kim II Sungs statement indicated clearly the general character of this war The allied pullback in South Korea before at least 42 enemy divisions was so swift that contact was lost with the main red forces There was little ground fighting listed in field reports Tuesday Thousands of communist dead littered the frozen and rugged battlefield MacArthurs headquarters called the New Years assault an allout attack pressed by the enemy with complete disregard for his losses which have been extremely heavy The 1st suicidal waves hurled themselves on land mines explod ing them Then succeeding waves climbed over their bodies Human Bridges Other advance waves formed human bridges over barbed wire entanglements Allied planes of all categories took a heavy enemy toll Ground observers estimated that 6000 red casualties were inflicted Monday by air action alone Pilots of one group of F89 Shooting Star jets said they anni hilated an entire company of com munists 6 miles east of Korangpo That is 28 miles north of Seoul Flyers of navy Skyraider bomb ers from the U S aircraft carrief Valley Forge reported their deadly low level attacks forced red troops to retreat from a ridge 6 miles south of Hwachon That is 50 miles northeast of Seoul The communist wedge drive into the west flank was described in a field dispatch by A P Cor respondent John Randolph as amounting to a major pullback and a big sag in the defense line across South Korea 9 or 10 Corps Between 9 and 10 Chinese and North Korean armp to 300000 on the battle line MacArthur said there were 6 Chinese red army corps and that prisoners have been taken from a 7th Chinese army corps last known in action around Hungnam in northeast Korea That is the area evacuated on Christmas eve by the U S 10th corps An 8th army spokesman said the red threat on both flanks was serious but not critical No estimate of allied losses ing the red offensives 1st from 7 p m New Years eve to 3 a m New Years per mitted But the shock of the 1st atUck crushed a regiment of veter an South Korean 1st dlviMa new   

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