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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 G H I 0 R S HOME EDITION UlillT VOL LVH Anoclatcd and TuU Five Ci MASON C1TV IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3 1951 Demand for Speedup of Mobilization Administration Steps Criticized by G 0 P Democrats By MARVIN L AKROWSMITH Washington that the Truman administration sharp ly speed up home front mobiliza tion came from democrats and re publicans in the new congress Wednesday The demands voiced in advance of the opening session were in general support of criticism by Senator Maybank DS that there has been enough of pussyfooting and kowtowink and of juggling with butterfingers the future of our way of life Maybank chairman of the sen ate banking committee let fly with the blast at the administra tion Tuesday as the 81st congress closed up shop He called for mailed fist determination to bring prices and wages under control and end what he termed a resurgence of black markets Others Agree Senators Sparkman and Humphrey like Maybank often go to bat for the administration on economic they agree with the South Carolina lawmaker that the pace of home front mobilization has been far too slow On the republican side Senator Capehart of Indiana said May bank rang the bell and could have gone even further The blame for the delay is President Trumans and his alone Capehart declared I think this new congress had bet ter take things in its own hands and make it mandatory that the president exercise these mobiliza tion powers In another interview Senator Flanders RVt said Maybank had good grounds for his criticism of the administration but should have laid part of the blame at the door of congress Not Drastic Congress hasnt been drastic enough Flanders added For one thing it hasnt been drastic enough about raising taxes Tax ation and payasyougo must be the keystone of any successful antiinflation program Senators Bricker ROhio and Ives RN Y also lined up with Maybank in saying the adminis tration ought to have moved more rapidly in applying wageprice curbs and other controls The president is letting the sit uation get out of hand Ivesas serted He has tried voluntary control of prices and wages and that wont work Now he is trying selective mandatory controls and they wont work compulsory controls The new congress will start tak ing a fresh look before long at the law which authorizes those controls as well as allocation of scarce materials and other mobil ization programs Rent Control Study Most of the present measure is scheduled to expire June 30 A study of changes to be included in an extension bill will be under taken by a senatehouse watch dog committee set up to study that matter Other home front mobilization jobs confronting the new congress include a decision on whether to continue the federal rent control program beyond March i The senate and house banking committees plan to start work soon on that problem Some lawmakers have predicted that any new rent law will apply only to defense areas Emphasis on the defense pro gram is likely to leave congress little time for action on socalled peacetime projects such as fed eral aid for education and health insurance Administration pro grams in those fields still face powerful opposition Democrats retain nominal con trol of both houses there is a swift change in senti ment apparently can expect enough help from international minded republicans to keep the major portions of the administra tions foreign program operating The democrats outnumber the republicans 235 to 199 in the new house with one independent member and 49 to 47 in the new senate With these reduced majorities any attempt by the president to link some of his fair deal pro posals to the defense program may meet stiff operation Double Birthdays for Attlee Deputy London Minister Clement R Attlee was 68 years old Wednesday His deputy Herbert Morrison was 63 Both worked as usual ftaf IMI Tills Paper Consist of Two OM No AP Wirephoto McFARLAND BECOMES Ernest W McFarland left gets a good luck handshake from Senator Lyondon B Johnson right and Senator Virgil Chapman Ky as they enter a democratic senate caucus in Washington Tuesday at which McFarland was elected party leader for the new congress opening Wednes day Johnson was chosen assistant leader 82nd Congress Opens in Spirit of Tension By JACK BELL Washington 82nd con fess convened Wednesday in colorfully reburnished chambers Crowded galleries bright with feminine figures in their best fin ery contributed a gay note as did the handshaking and exchange of greetings among the legislators on the floors But there was an atmosphere too of solemnity and tension born of the feeling that the twoyear life of this congress may be an era as trying as any in American listory It was reflected in sessioneve democratic pleas for national un ity and republican demands that President Truman clarify his in ternational aims Vice President Barkley banged down his gavel promptly at 11 a m CST to convene the senate The senate chaplain the Rev Frederick Brown Harris asked divine guidance for the legisla tors Butler Questioned The vice president then began swearing in new senators and those reelected to new 6year terms in groups of 4 In the 1st group were Sena tors Aiken Bennett R John Butler and Capehart Senate Democratic Leader Mc Farland of Arizona jumped up to ask that the oath administered to Butler be deemed without prej udice either to Butler or to the senate That meant the demo crats may yet formally try to keep Butler from sitting in the senate Butler defeated Senator Tydings DMd last Nov 7 A senate committee is investigating his campaign because of charges that scurrilous literature was used against Tydings In the next group to be sworn in was Senator Dirksen He defeated former senate leader Scott Lucas in the November elec tion The only new senator not pres ent was republican Gov James H Duff of Pennsylvania He plans to delay taking his seat until after his term as governor expires in mid January Ray burn Speaker After the 15minute swearingin ceremonies Barkley expressed the hope that all the senators would take a cue from the bright new chamber and go to work in a spirit of determination courage and co operation As everybody expected Sam Rayburn Texas democrat was elected speaker The republicans nominated their floor leader Jo seph W Martin Jr of Massachu setts and there was the formality of a roll call that brought a strict party line division Iowa Highways Still Hazardous Des Moines con ditions remained hazardous throughout most of Iowa Wednes day with lower temperatures and continued snow and freezing rain reported in many sectors Although sanding operations generally had been completed on most of the bad stretches of pri mary road the colder weather re duced chances for any rapid breakup of the ice glaze on high ways in southern and eastern Iowa The temperature dropped to 11 below zero in Spencer Tuesday night and subzero readings were common throughout northern Iowa The general outlook Wed nesday night is for clearing and colder weather with lows expected to range from 10 below in north west Iowa to zero to 5 above in the southeast In general according to the pa trol highway conditions are near ly normal except for icy spots in northwestern and north central Iowa Mason City has 6 inches of snow on the ground and snow depths of 3 inches are reported at Spencer Council Bluffs and Dubuque State Attacks Dr Rutledge as Dangerous Des Moines Robert C Rutledge Jr is described as a most dangerous man in state ar guments on file Wednesday with the Iowa supreme court The state filed its reply Tuesday to Dr Rutledges appeal from his 1949 2nd degree murder convic tion He was sentenced at Cedar Rapids to 70 years in the state penitentiary but is now free un der appeal bond The state answer asserted that the St Louis baby specialist did not receive an excessive sen tence but that he might well have received a life sentence To Supreme Court Assistant Attorney General Don Hise who assisted in preparing the sates reply said the supreme court is scheduled to hear the appeal in midMarch William Crissman former Linn county attorney and his assistant during the trial Dave Elderkin both of Cedar Rapids worked with Hise in drawing up the states brief The states attorneys argued that if there had been errors in the trial before District Judge J E Heiserman there were certain ly on the side of leniency They added there have been educated murderers before Declaring the doctors appeal was based on utter absurdity the states reply said Reading the whole trial record will show the defendant his wife Sydney and his hireling private detectives to have been completely discredited by their own demeanor as witnesses and by the inconsis tency of their testimony Flays in Band Dr Rutledge 30 was con victed of the knife slaying of By ron Hattman St Louis bachelor and engineer in November of 1948 Before his release on bond the young pediatrician played the sax ophone in the Iowa penitentiary band at Fort Madison He was re cently reported to be in Texas em ployed as a saxophone player in a dance orchestra His father was killed recently in an autotrain crash in Texas New War Production Agency Set By STERLING f GREEN Washington Tru man Wednesday set up a new defense production administra tion tying together the govern ments scattered emergency pro duction agencies The powerful new DPA is to be headed by William H Har rison now chief of the national production authority Under Mr Trumans executive order Harrison will have author ity over industrial output trans portation fuel minerals and power Some of these powers are now scattered through various govern ment departments Responsible to Wilson Harrison will report be subject to the direction and con trol E Wilson direc tor of defense mobilization who recommended the new agency and suggested Harrison as its chief Harrison also will take over the authority to certify companies for direct defense loans and for tax benefits to assist plant expansion This has been under Chairman W Stuart Symington of the national security resources board The order does not place food under Harrisons control But it does provide that if food supplies are insufficient Harrison and Sec retary of Agriculture Brannan shall jointly determine the di vision to be made of the available supply as between industrial needs and food for human and animal consumption In event of a corn shortage for instance Harrison would have a voice in deciding how much would be used for industrial starch and how much for livestock feeding New Board The order also creates a new de fense mobilization board at the cabinet level to advise Wilson Wilson will be chairman The other members are Secre tary of Defense Marshall Secre tary of the Treasury Snyder Sec retary of Interior Chapman Sec retary of Commerce Sawyer retary of Labor Tobin Secretary of Agriculture Brannan the chair man of the reconsti action finance corporation the chairman of the federal reserve system and Sym ington Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow beginning Wednesday night and continu ing into Thursday Strong shift ing winds Thursday turning colder during the day with sub zero readings indicated Thurs day night Low Wednesday night 5 above Iowa Snow and not so cold north and west Wednesday night Snow or sleet southeast Wednesday night Snow and turning much colder Thursday Strong shiftr ing winds Thursday resulting in heavy drifting and blowing snow over north and west portions Low Wednesday night 5 to 15 above north 10 to 20 south Falling temperatures Thursday Northerly winds 2535 M P H Thursday Further outlook Clearing with rather intense cold Thursday night and Friday temperatures dropping below zero all sections Thursday night Minnesota Light snow Wednes day night Strong shifting winds with snow flurries and heavy drifting snow Thursday Fall ing temperatures Thursday be coming intensely cold by Thurs day night Easterly winds 2030 MPH Wednesday night becom ing northerly 30 40 MPH Thursday Low Wednesday night zero to 10 below north zero to 10 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 15 Minimum 5 At 8 a m 2 Precipitation 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 7 UN Gives Up Hope of Truce in Korea By MAX HARRELSON Lake Success UN cease fire committee announced Wednesday it had given up hope of getting a truce in Korea at this time The United States immedi ately asked the UN to consider new steps to meet the critical mil itary situation U S Delegate Warren R Aus tin said Aggression must be resisted There can Tae no appeasement The objective in Korea continues to be repulsing aggression and estab lishment of a democratic Korea Report by Rau The report of the cease fire group was presented to the gen eral assemblys political commit tee by Indias Sir Senegal N Rau The report said This group regrets that it has been unable to pursue discussion of a satisfactory cease fire ar rangement It therefore feels that no recommendation in regard to a ceasefire can usefully be made by it at this time The report was signed by Rau and the othertwo members Les ter B Pearson of Canada and As sembly President Nasrollah En tezam of Iran After reading the report Rau said the political committee must continue its peace efforts Almost all the 12page report was devoted to summaries of the messages exchanged between the truce committee and the Chinese communist government These communications previously pub lished were presented in chron ological order MacArthurs Terms The report disclosed for the 1st time the ceasefire terms laid down by General MacArthurs UN command The terms included the follow ing provisions 1 All governments including red China should cease hostilities at once 2 A demilitarized zone 20 miles wide should be established just north of the 38th parallel 3 Supervision of the ceasefire should becarried out by a UN commission 4 Prisoners of war should be exchanged on a oneforonc basis pending final settlement of the Korean question 5 The general assembly should be asked to confirm the cease fire arrangements NEW PRESBYTERIAN OFFICE Des Moines Presby terian church U S A synod of Iowa announced Wednesday it has opened new state headquar ters in DCS Moines at 525 6th Ave with the Rev Henry C Schneider as executive director Chinese Army Hammers at Outskirts of Capital NORTH KOREA I C Chichon L CHUNCHON SOUTH KOREA V iKV i SfOUt AP Wirephoto REDS MARCH ON virtually no opposition Chinese red tanks and troopsmarched toward neardeserted Seoul the South Korean capital The reds scored a breakthrough near Uijongbu A and were within 7 miles of the capital Farther east B the reds had two major drives under way Mrs Bosworth Asks Court to Recognize Her as Heir to Millions of W E Brice Files Deed Claimed to Be Will Mrs L T Bosworth Wednes day asked the C e r r o Gordo county district court to recognize her as heir to the W E Brice mil lions A warranty deed which conveys to Mrs Bosworth the title to the Brice homestead at 123 2nd S E in Mason City together with all the household goods and personal property in it was the instrument filed The deed also includes a state ment that Brice intended to hold her as a natural born daughter including the right of inheri tance and Mrs Bosworth filed it with the request that it be ad mitted to probate as her uncles will Brice a multimillionaire rail road builder died Dec 29 1950 and left no blood relatives other than a grand niece Mrs Warren K Hendriks Chicago Mrs Bos worth was a niece of the late Mrs Brice and had made her home with the Brices since childhood Text of Deed After conveyance of the real estate and personal property in the home the warranty deed dated March 30 1939 states This instrument is in partial performance of an understanding that I entered into many years ago with the said Mary Bosworth to care for my wife and for me Our agreement in this connection beirg for a continuance during the lifetime of my wife and my self of the care and attention that she had for many years been un selfishly giving which she agreed to do and inasmuch as I have no near relatives that I would in all respects hold her as a natural born daughter including the right of inheritance and in addition make proper provision by will or otherwise so that upon my death the said Mary Bosworth should have all my property of every kind and description except for the setting up of certain benefits from the proceeds of my life in surance now force for my nephew Brice L Clutier and his daughter Maude Clutier Hen driks and certain employees and business associates knowledge of the nature and extent of such benefits I have already given to the said Mary Bosworth Delivery of this instrument is made to Floyd E Johnson for the benefit of the said Mary Bosworth and he may make delivery to the said Mary Bosworth at any time hereafter when he deems it ad visable and he is also authorized to perform any and all acts that he considers necessary to assure for the said Mary Bosworth the performance of the terms of this instrument And I warrant the title against all persons whomso ever Witnesses Floyd E Johnson and T J Bracken signed it as witnesses Johnson has been permanent guardian for Brice since Jan 11 1941 by appointment from the district court of Cerro Gordo county at the request of the late Brice L Clutier Mrs Brices brother Johnson previously had been employed for years by Brice as his manager Under the courts orders John son has managed the Brice prop erties for nearly 10 years During all this time Brice had been in the Park hospital He was 89 years old at the time of his death The annual report of the guar dian for 1949 filed last March includes an inventory of the Brice holding on Jan 1 1950 The list ings cover many pages including State and municipal bonds with a par value of foreign bonds railroad bonds 500 and utility bonds U S treasury bonds A total of 8253 shares of rail road stocks many showing no par value Those showing par value totaled Thousands of Shares Thousands of shares of other stocks including the following United Light and Railways 6018 shares Standard Oil of Indiana 1100 shares Saratoga Petroleum 100000 shares Texas Crude Oil 27950 shares Northwestern States Portland Cement company 1200 shares Cerro Gordo hotel 1250 shares Big Jim Mines 7000 shares Real estate holdings including 640 acres in Minnesota 1440 acres in Nebraska 320 acres in Okla homa 80 acres in Iowa and numer out tracts in Texas of various sizes from a half acre upward but none very large Mrs Bosworth wife of a Manly attorney has two children Har rison Kohl Des Moines and Mrs Richard Pool Wichita Kans The annual report also shows that a monthly allowance was made by the court to Brice Clutier until his doath in 1949 Earned Income It also shows earned income for 1949 of Sales of secur ities and other property brought total income to Expenditures for the year were including the purchase of worth of U S bonds Brices personal expenses for the year were This includ ed his hospital bill cost of 3 nurses daily and weekly to a barber Household expenses for the yeer were and income tax amounted to The Ruardian received and the attorneys Smith and Bock for 1948 NEW COUNCILMAN C E Lefflcr was elected as a new councilman to succeed Fred G Steffen who resigned Tuesday evening because he is no longer a resident of Mason City Mr Steffen had served nearly 6 years on the local council and had been a resident of Mason City for 30 years before mov ing to Clear Lake to make his home Mr Lefflcr has headed many civic campaigns in Mason City Truman Signs Profits Tax Washington Tru man signed Wednesday the new tax bill slapping a 77 per cent superlevy on corpora tion excess profits It lifts the nations tax collec tions to the highest dollar figure in history but Mr Truman said the task ahead of us will require more and much heavier taxes He added in a statement I shall in due course submit to the congress recommendations for substantial tax increases BULLETIN ASKS CLARIFICATION Washington of State Acheson said Wednesday that the west must have fur ther clarification of Russias position on a proposed 4 power meeting before it can assume that Russia Is ready to take up outstanding world problems Civilians Deserting Seoul Tokyo Leading ele ments of 7 Chinese commu nist armies early Wednesday reportedly surged to the out skirts of Seoul and began re forming for the assault on the ancient capital Associated Press Corre spondent Stan Swinton re ported from an 8th army post that the dying citys fall de pended upon how soon the fastcharging Chinese units could reassemble Seoul lighted by unheeded fires which devoured build ings still was held by U S and allied infantrymen They were fighting to hold their withdrawal line against over whelming odds The Chinese inthe on slaught used some tanks but the main assault was borne by communist infantry The reds struck in wave on wave heed less of heavy losses But a dispatch by A P Corres pondent Stan Swinton filed via 8th army headquarters at p m quoted frontline intelligence officers as saying the earlier at tacks although in force were only a preliminary to a final all out assault on Seouls defenders News Censored They predict this assault will come tonight Swinton added His dispatch was badly cut up by censors A P Photographer Jim Pringle reported from an air base in southern Japan that air traffic go ing to Seouls Kimpo airfield 10 miles northwest of thecapital was suspended temporarily Far east air forces headquarters in Tokyo said it did not have this report It was not clear when flights to Kimpo would be re sumed He could hear the muffled boom of big guns in the distance Until he was cut off Waugh re layed the word that there was little opposition to the Chinese ad vancing on the city from aban doned Uijongbu 12 miles north The reds swept through a gap in the defenses of the U S 24th di vision The 8th army clamped a tight censorship on news about Seoul until some sort of official an nouncement is made 2 Yank Divisions There Two other American the 1st cavalry and a British brigade were committed to the battle for the battered old city Heavy casualties on both sides were reported The communists struck first be fore dawn in light strength They punched an opening between Brit ish and American units and poured through the line 10 miles north east of Seoul and two miles south of abandoned Uijongbu More and more reds swarmed through the gap Shortly after the assault began an American divisional officer told Correspondent Swinton the Chinese are moving recklessly through the hole in our line risk ing air attack in a way I have rarely seen The rigidly disciplined enemy moved down open roads against the blazing strafing guns of low flying allied warplanes Carrier planes of task force 77 joined 5th air force fighters and bombers in supporting the withdrawing United Nations ground forces Red Casualties High Pilots reported killing an esti mated 1200 reds This brought to nearly 10000 the red casualties from air attack alone since the enemy offensive began NewYears hundreds of thousands of communists were rolling south ward The U S 8th army reported the entire UN line stretching 150 miles across Korea was pulling back an unspecified distance In eastern Korea the reds had pushed as far as 27 miles south of parallel 38 old boundary between North and South Korea Two major red drives were in progress the 8th army said One led straight toward Seoul down the old invasion road through Uijongbu The other swept along the ChunchonWonju highway to ward Wonju a central Korea fail and road center Chunchon 50 air miles northeast of Seoul may hava fallen to the reds The communists have than 300000 men on the battlefroot More than a million men I   

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