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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                DAILY PAPtt rat IMV NOUT CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THAT H1IU eCTM UEK FATBBB LIKE 8ONCpt Eddk Rkkenbecker World war in Mb William F Rickettbackef aa the ZByearoW the U 8 air fdrce at recruiting headquarters in New York Wednesday Young Rickenbacker was or wred to report toGoodfeBow air bagc at San Angeto Theft in Home Here Believe Man Stole From 2nd House More than in jewelry Wai stolen froar the Ralph Lloyd Jones residence 104 River Heights drive Wednesday afternoon A short time later a man was accosted by Mrs Willard Adams ftt River Heights drive leaving her home He got away with Wand is be lieved byjxuice sheriff to be the who took Jones Jewelry When Mrs Adams entered her nouti abut pm she heard someone in the dining She around to the to see who It was and as sM did she lieard the front door open and Acted Friendly Looking out she saw a man sauntering down the sidewalk and called to him He came back and when asked what he was doing tdld her he thought it was a V F W club and had come in to look around Mrs Adams said he was unhumed and acted like an old friend After talkingto him a few min utes she reentered her house and a few minutes later discovered partly church money missing from a bureau drawer She then called the sheriffs office In the meantime Mrs Jones re turned to her home about 3 p m and discovered the jewelry and a small amount of cash missing Po lice were called at Police reported they believed that theburglar entered the Jones house through an unlocked rear door Missing are a i carat dia mond ring in a Tiffany setting and gold band valued at between and just under a carat dia moiSd ringwith a Tiffany setting and gold band and valued at Also gone was a mans round gold band diamojnd ring valued at between and Mrs Jones said they were all treasured keepsakes Eight silver dollars were taken too Teamg Man The Jones home was unoccupied from p m to 3 p m Mrs Adams described the man ihe talked to as between 25 and SO years old 5 feet 9 or 10 inches fadl medium build light brown sandy hair long heavy sideburns wearing4 tan and ray gabardine a black and White plaid neck scarf no hat and smoking a Leslie Hawkins 108 Rtver Heights drive also reported see ing a man answering that descrip tion coming out of the Adans1 bouse BULLETINS Beardsley Wants Sound Budget With No Increased Taxation By KENNETH BOPPING Del Meiaei JP Governor William S Beardsley told Iowa legislators Thursday he wants them to adofr a sound state fi nancial budget with no new taxes and no in existing taxes Operation of government with in its current income and a rec ommendation that the legislature grant labor a lifting of the staje ban on union shop contracts were two of the iimjor ocDposals the chief executive offered to the eral assembly Speaking from the rostrum of the house where fewmo ments before he had taken the oath of office lor his 2nd term Governor Beardsley unfolded prin cipal parts of his legislative pro gram allr except financial mat ters He said he would deliver his budget message Tuesday Pitnttariei Present The rostrum was flanked by floral displays as Beardsley ad dressed the joint session of the house and senate gathered to wit ness his inaugural Members of the supreme court elective state officials and other dignitaries were there The chief executive offered nu merous legislative proposals but some of them dealtwith the up coming rrobtent of finances and taxation He summed up thai sub ject by saying In a few words my recommen dations are A sound budget no taxes no increases in tares Union shop contracts under which a worker Is required to torn a union within a specified time after taking a job have been out lawed in Iowa sjnce 1947 alontf with closed shoo contracts The governor made no mention pt re closed shop agr ts that quire union membership before a job can be had but he said he thought restoration of union shop contracts would contribute to in dustrial peace Governor Beardsley said recommendations for an Iowa civil defense program to go along with national efforts were being com pleted and will be sent to the leg islature at the earliest possible moment In the preamble of his mesage he It is beyond theacope of our assigned responsibilities in this legislative session to determine the policies which are to be fol lowed by our nation in the inter national field Ofr task is to make Iowa strong Here are the governorslegisla tive to bonus That Iowa back drive by Minnesota taw under operator of any licensed establish ment would be driven out of busi ness for one year convicted of gambling violations That states program far support of elementary and higH schools be tbntmotd along lines established by the latt MgWatare That the legislature set a study commiaaton to over the of higher edu cation in Iowa both rtate and private Mftttationa v That attention ffttfc to flat cost of a drivers license be boost ed from 25 to 50 cents a year to advance state plans for highway safety That the state program for re organization of local school dis tricts to promote educational op portunities be continued but that the laws be simplified so local dis tricts will ham selfdetermination That Iowa apeed up its efforts to soU conservation That adequate compensation be providen for loyal state workers Among the financial recom mendatuaa stilt to come irom the thosefor school aid whien now amounts to 500000 a year in direct ams and for which the Iowa State BtfocW tionaL association is asking 000000 a year Britain India Propose S Red China Talk and In dia have proposeda highlevel conference between the United States and red China to discuss a Korean peace informed reported Thursday Their move had the blessing of the 7 other British commonwealth represented at the com monwealth premiers9 conference under way here The newmove apparently has the support of the leaden of all 9 British commonwealth nations wjo have been discussing the tense situation in the orient and in the rest of the world in a con ference whichbegan here last Thursday Few details of the proposal were available but its Immediate ob jectives wire Weather Report FORECAST MaeM City Ic creasing cloudiness Thursday night and Friday low Thursday night about IS High lewa Increasinf cloudiness and somewnet wwmer night Low Thursday night 15 to M eatt 10 to IS west and locally lower over atwwcor ered Friday cloudy and miM with oecaaipnalram south portion by eventag Higfi Irl day to evuttmly becoming XOM Mj4L Friday Further outlook tow Frtday aigiK U to M Continued cloudy ram most sections Saturday probably mixed with mow ex treme north High Saturday FUr and not so cold Thursday ntgbf Friday imettrdaiMtr and warmer Low and 1015 aouthbuttotally be tow awo In some cold Friday 10 norfe IN MASON CITY M labor flexible JVaaMnaeen labor latderi said Thursday the gvVern jnent must mould a wasMrice peteyflezdble endugh to work for They ganftfrihat appraisal to the staMnzation board an arm the agency whteh announced Wednes day night thai It win not now put into a temporary on prices and wages That left the situation as indefinite asit was a week or ago before ESA began giving serious study to the wisdom of applying an Immediate interim freeze in advance of more perma nent NfMr AvHaft The appeal for a longrange policy came from spokesmen for the A F L CI O machinists and railroad unions joining in testimony as the United Labor Pejtey committee They the prcaent emergency may stretch on indefinitely and were not planning for a short term situa The group rnpraaiDtid all ma jor of the organized fuiccpt John Lewis United Mine chief who was beard separately by the wage board Wedneaday He ad vised against any kind of wage or price controls The other labor officials Thurs day accepted the theory that there must some kind of stabiliza tion they did not attempt to tell the board what kind of formula to adopt They nude these general points in a prepared statement 1 There can be no wage con without an allout program of price stabilization taxation to combat inflation through ex cess and nkbait individual 3 Wage atabttteatton a sup plement to collective bargaining not a substitute for it Actual ad justment of inequities under a Wage control program Jtaott be left to bargaining they said J The wage board headed by Cyrus Chine must have teal authority to make decisions It cant be an adviser to an assistant to Mr WUaqn they said Under the preeent defense act the board wtta Qon Dflrector act must it tqbgh controls priees They cannot now sink below the level prevailing just before the Korean war parity whichever is higher Pari ty is a calculated price said by law to be fair to both fanners and consumers In dropping for the present the idea of an immediate pricewage freeze Valentine accepted the judgment of those advisers who believe general price controls would be unwise until there a bigger staff to administer them Report US Intends to Hold a Line By HAEOLD Lendou sources said Thursday that the United States has informed Britain that it intends to hold out in Korea despite communist Chinas full scale intervention These sources said Sir Oliver Franks British ambassador in Washington was instructed 10 days ago to inquire whether the U S would hold a line in Korea Meaat te Held The reply was that the U S believed a line could be held and meant to hold it The location of the final defense line was a military secret Informants said that Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin has told commonwealth primeministers in session here that Britain will sup port American efforts to hold at teast bridgehead in Korea In the meantUE Bevin to keep on trying to exchange am baasadon with communist China AH attempting to induce other members to admit the Peking gov ernment to the United Nations in formants said nHUMHUuV Bevin believes these steps offer the best hope for a cease fire in Korea that would prevent an open war with communist China and perhaps another World war if he falls and the UN forces are driven out of Korea inform said Bevin toW the common WMtth prime mmittan that Britain may drop conciliatory titvde toward the Chineae They said Bavin s that goremmeiit wouU nave to re NM and ntiM Ontted Males Truman to Issue a New N U S Manpower Policy NORTH KOKfA ALLIES HOLD OUT SOUTH OF forces Thursday A held a line saw tooth wMith of embattled Wonju lifter a seesaw battle Communist troops pressed for ward arrows onboth sides of Wonju The greatest menace to UN fighters was de between Chungju and Osmn Wonju Fight Indecisive Stands by Story That General r i Tokyo 0s A corner sfaondent who reported Genera MacArthur had recommendet withdrawal of United Nations from Korea said Thursday would Stand on the story de denials by headquarters Keyes Beech veteran Chicago Daily News correspondent re ported Wednesday that Gen Mac Arthur was understood tohave recommended to Washington the withdrawal of all United Nations forces from Korea Col M P Echols MacArthurs public information officer Thurs day night called the story A fig mentof the writers imagination Informed ot Echols comment Beech I stand on the story regardless of any denials from any jource Beech sent his story out ot Tokyo before new censorship reg ulations went into effect prohibit ing newsmen from specula ting the possibility of withdrawal from Korea or even withdrawal into the old UN beachhead around Pusan Such possibilities have been discussed in print for more than a since the UN of fensive of Nov 24 was thrown on its heels by overwhelm ing numbers of Chinese commu nisttroops Say MacArthur Not Permitted to Speak Freely CSdeaav Chicago Daily News said in a story from Tokyo Thursday that there is evidence that Washington has stripped Gen MacArthur of authority to speak freely on the Korean Theftory by Keyes Beech of the Daily foreign service reported that view although Gen MacArthur retains titular command of the United Nations forces in Korea Beechs dispatch released by the Chicago Daily News said also This came out Wedneaday night in the form of an unprece dented action taking away from MacArthur the authority to issue on current ground military operations in Korea This authority was transferred to Lt Gen Mathew B Ridgway 8th army commander All U N forces come under the 8th army Buf Allied Force Holds f okyo Allied forces hacked out a holding line on tfl critical central JCorean front Thursday after a seesaw tie The battlefront was uneasily quiet late in the day Th snowcarpeted valley and hill were splotched with the blood of 1100 killed and wounded Ko rean reds American Trench and Dutch troops dealt out death to the en emy In a 7hour fight that devel oped a tankled U S 2nd division patrolpushed into the abandoned roadrail hub of Won ju and then voluntarily withdrew At one stage the Americans fixed bayonets and charged Taft On More than 7000 North Koreans jumped the companysize entry patrol southof Wonju on the road to Chongju The patrol was reinforced by the other allied forces and the reds broke off the battle Wednesday night But thegreatest menace to al lied arms was shaping up in a 50mile stretch between Chong ju and redheld Osan in western Korea Chinese and Korean red forces estimated at 285000 were in the area or movingtoward it in an apparent bid to cut off the main forces of the 8th army on the road south of abandoned Seoul In that area roads fan out through the hills affording many avenues ol approach to the allied forces AP Correspondent John Ran dolph said the Chinese evidently hope to force the 8th army to ac cept battle in the rough country suitable for swarms of night fighting Ted1 Infantrymen HI ted Planes Six Chineae armies were in the general western area south of Se oul and 7armies were north and west of Wonju Tliis force in cluded wiry Mongolian cavalry men Intelligence officers said 500 Chineae planes and 200 tanks areavailable to back the push Another hint that the reds may M about to challenge allied mas ery of the Korean skies came in far North Korea Fifteen Russian made MIG15 jet fighters attacked B2f superfortress as it lagged behind a formation because of en fine trouble The BJt took cover in a cloud bank but reported the possible kill of one red jet The had dumped more than 100 tons of explosives on the air field at Pyongyang Korean red capital and other cities in North Korea Xxtept for the bombing and few attacks sorties allied bad of grounded for of snow and returned to and caught me open defeat m wante waa al called the actiona successful op eration A foot of overnight snowfall added to the GIs miseries General MacArthurs headquar ters said it was counterattack at throwing the enemy of balance After the reds broke offthe en gagement the allied line Was stabilized two miles south o Wonju AP Correspondent Don Huth reported from 8th army headquarters that Chinese ant Korean xed forces threatened the line at Chechon 20 air miles southeast of Wonju There were no reports of any action between Chechon and the sea of Japan coast on the east side of thepeninsula Chinese and Korean red forces have been spotted moving south along the coast however Last week they were between the 38th parallel and abandoned Hungnam in North Korea It was at Hung nam that thenavy removed some 200000 UN troops arid Korean ci vilians in December South of Osan On the Western front AP Cor respondentStan Swinton reported a force of some5000 quiltuni formedChinese reds was seen moving south of Osan 28 air miles south of Seoul Swintons dispatches confirmed reports of a red buildup in the west He said a 12man Chinese patrol was met north of Chonan southeast of Osan and some 50 miles south of Seoul The patrol seemed to be feeling out UN peeitions Other Chinese patrols were reported at Yangson 10 miles southeast of Osan The main buildup appeared to be con centrating at Kumhwon 8 miles east of Osan Dulles Sent on Japan Mission Washmftea Tru man has named John Foster Dulles 6 head a special American mis sion to go to Japan for talks on peace treaty The state department said in announcing the appointment Thursday that the republican for eign policy adviser will have the ersonal rank of ambassador The mission If expected to cave for Tokyo In the It dayi remain in Japan two or three Officials said DuUts wfO talk with Gen D with Premier dtcated MacArthvr and Yoatuda and Java n in flalda Them ki to permit an aar Will Point U 5 Need to Conserve Waaktattea Anna ML Rosenberg said Thursday Presi dent Truman plans to issue a new national manpower mnMHtatton policy within the next lew days The woman aatietantsecretary of defense said the presidential directive would ask industry aa riculture military and civilian groups to conserve available power Mrs Rosenberg who was brought to the defense department as a manpower expert mentioned new order at a senate hearing In response to a question from Senator Stennis DMiss as to plans for draft deferment of young men engaged in farm work Mrs Rosenberg did not elabo rate to the senators on her state ment and would give no to reporters who questioned her latfer She did say that In general the order will requirethat we do our job and do it right She said that would involve each group viewing its own man power needs against the overall needs of others Mrs Rosenberg was before a senate armed services subcommit tee for further discussion of ad ministration proposals to draft 18 year olds into the armed Mrvices and set up a universal military training program She and Secre tary of Defense Marshall disclosed the planto tbecommtttvs Wednes day t Professor Testifies in Qntjes Cose book value of me North western States Portland Cement company on Dec 18 4930 considerably less than either the replacement or market value Prof James P McKean Ames testified in the OntjesMacNider case here Thursday ProfMcKean of the general engineering department of Iowa State college read from a number of the cement companys annual audit reports to show that its own auditors considered the 5 per cent chargeoff for depreciation was too high Fifmre The figure was fixed by a U S court after appeal of litigation De ween the company and the in ternal revenue department in nection with interne tax The chargeoff later was cut to 4 per by the government Prof McKean testified that the net book value was shown by the audit report as The jet worth of the plant less depre iation in his opinion was given as This figure in luded he said the actual plant less depreciation the value f the clayand stone land the Gilmore City property cash inventory of lus other assets and good will which he valued at Geed Will He explained his valuation of good will as 8 times the average of ic excess earnings for the last 0 years There was no reason ot to expect this to continue he said because the management as a reputation for being out tanding The value of the company is im portant because it may determine what Attorney F A Ontjes shall allowed for the 100 shares of stock he held in the Went Vir ginia corporation of the ceanent company which was reorganized an Iowa corporation in April 934 Ontjes 100 on the basis f Prof McKeans valuation would ave been worth In He held 100 of the outstanding 1000 shares s Ontjes otter in open court to ccept the 400 shares of Iowa stock to which he would have entitled in 1034 on the basis of 4 shares for 1 plus accrued divt ends and interest was not ac cepted by the company Outjes re used to accept the 400 shares at be time of reorganisation because contended the was illegal The Iowa supreme court ndet reorganuwtion the company to safeguard Ontjasit while me the It for M   

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