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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EMTED FOR THE HOME N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAMK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVD AMOclated mnd UnitwJ Full Wtm CcnM Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 13 1951 This Paper of Two See Little Chance for Sales Tax Sharpest Increases Aimed for Lower Middle Class Income By UNITED PRESS Congressional tax writers saw little chance Saturday for a na tional sales tax to pay the huge cost of the defense program They said the administration has apparently rejected the proposals in favor of drastic increases in individual and corporation income levies Persons in the lower and middle Income the great bulk of the national income is will be hit with the sharpestincreases President Trumans new budget is expected to call for OdO in spending during the next fiscal year A tax increase of 000000000 would be needed to keep it inbalance Elsewhere in congress compromise proposal to start drafting men 181 years old was reported gaining congression al support The compromise was suggested as away to meet the defense departments new armed forces goal of 3462205 men by next June30 Foreign demo cratic leaders came to Mr Tru mans support against republican attempts to prevent him from sending more U S troops to Ear ope without congressional approv al Chairman Tom Connolly D Texas said he would insist that his foreign relations committee study the republican resolution before the senate votes on it President Her bert Hoover wrote Sen WilliamF Knowland RCal that cam paign of name calling and misrep resentation against his foreign policy proposals has backfired and mustered public support for them Mr Hqpver recently said ho more American troops or dollars should be sent to Europe until Europeans build a sure dam against com munist aggression Rent Controls R e p B r en t Spence DKy said American cities and towns had better act quickly if they want rent controls after March 31 He said congress will not have time to pass a new law before then foaiHcing sub committee denied that it has evi 4ence that reconstruction finance corporation officials took bribes for granting government loans Hep Pat Button DTenn said the subcommittee wfll report to vthe senate that some RFC officials took several thousand dollars in bribes but 3 of the 5 stibcom members said they had no a of vhat Suttoh was talking mt Compromise on 18 Year Old Draft Seen By EDWIN Washington were strong signs Saturday that the senate may receive a substitute for the defense department plan to lower the minimum draft age from 19 to 18 years Although the department has notyet finishedits supporting ar guments before a senate prepared ness subcommittee Majority Leader McFarland DAriz told a reporter there already is talk of a compromise Public testimony on the issue was suspended over the weekend to allow assistant Secretary of De fense Anna M Rosenberg and her staff time to gather more facts McFarland said two possible compromises had been mentioned 1 Allowing a draft of young men when they reach 18 but re quiring a years training before putting them in combat or over seas service 2 Limiting actual draft to youths who are 18 years and 6 months old Chairman Lyndon Johnson D Tex indicated the subcommittee is considering the compromise of midway between 18 and 19 years for induction He asked Mrs Rosenberg to re port on Monday just how many possible draftees that would pro duce Secretary of Defense Marshall and Mrs Rosenberg contend that 18 year olds are needed to meet the emergency increases in the army air force navy and marines and for launching alongterm program of compulsory military training SAME IUf U AP Wirephoto DENTIST PULLS A Dr Stuart R Lalnpe Atlanta Ga said he so busy he couldnt take time off for a regular he did want to marry his prltty blond assistant Miss Marjorie Collins So when the Rev Glen Hanie center phoned for a dental appointment he was told to bring his Bible So they were few feetfrom the dentist chair and the Rev Hanie was told to come back Saturday for his filling Here the trio pose for the photographer immediately after the ceremony Report Russ Wont Veto CeaseFire By MAX HARRELSQN Lake Success Chinas T F Tsiang said Saturday the proposed package ceasefire appeal to the Chinese communists was a total sellout of the United Nations Korea and China Carlos P Romulo foreign min ister of the also at tacked the proposal He charged theUN wouldbe surrendering to intimidation and blackmail if it agreed to confer with red China on the future of Formosa andoil China representation in return for a truce This is one of the key provisions of the plan drafted by the UNs 3member ceasefire committee and embodied in a resolution which Israelis sponsoring in general assemblys political com mittee The attacks on the plan came amid reports that Russia had de cided Lnot to vote against it This cheered some UN diplomats but caused others to examine the pro posals with added caution Informed quarters said Russia would either abstain or decline to participate irrthe voting sched for later in the day in the 60 nation political ccfmrnittee Noncommunist sources said this would be highly significant in that it certainly would leave the way clear for Peiping to accept the ceasefife if it desired Most delegtps previously had off the chancesof a truce Calls OeqseFire Total Appeasement Taft ROhio Saturday branded as complete appeasement the UN cease fire order in Korea Taft told reporters that as far as he is concerned Jie would much rather see withdrawal of American troops from Korea than acceptance of the cease fire proposal The proposal supported by U S delegates to the UN would bring the Chinese communists into a conference which would discuss riot only Korea but also Formosa now held by Chinese nationalists Taft in the past has urged Ameri can support of theChinese na tionalists I think the cease fire proposal is a most unfortunate move toward appeasement of the Chinese com munists Taft declared I would nt consider yielding on any point to the communists I would far rather get out of Korea entirely Other congressmen also were demanding withdrawal from Korea 720000 Pounds of Spam Ordered From Hormel Austin Minn army has ordered 720000 pounds Of luncheon meat from the Geqrge A Hormel company manufactur ers of Spam is was learned Saturday Iowa Falls Converts to DialPhone System Iowa new dial sys tem of telephone service was to go into operation here soon after midnight Saturday The change to dial service here will complete a telephone improvement program involving expenditures of 000 This includes the construction of a new building General Eisenhower Observes Brighter Picture in Norway By PRESTON GROVER Oslo Norway Norway Saturday General Ike Eisen hower looked at the brightest pic ture of western defense he has so far seen on his tour of Atlantic pact capitals First of all he found a country which has a geographical chance of protecting itself deter mined to do it Associates tramping with him through the war ministry and other public buildings found him merrier than hehad been since he came to Europe aweek ago to find out what made Europe mili tarily slpwly Herethere was evidence of fastefrriovemeni More money is being appropri ated for more meri are beingcalled up and the vital la bor unions are being purged of communists as fast as an enter prising prime minister can do it Spending for Defense In January 1950 Norway laid but a program calling for spend ing 300 million kroner a year for 6 years That is about 43 million dollars That called for building up air defense principally anti aircraft defenses and fighter planes expansion of the navy and creation of 12 combined brigades Then came Korea and the pro gram was stepped up last Sep tember by boosting the appropri ation to 400 million kroner about 60 million dollars That is the cur rent pace Norwayis the one country in the Atlantic Pact which has a frontier bang up against Russia It is in the far north but neither side forgets that it is there Fences have been put up by the Russians in spots A long river with two names Jakobs river to the north and Pasvik river to the south de videsthe two countries There is no casual crossing back and forth even by people who live in the vi cinity Not many do Calls on King Saturday Eisenhower called on King Haakon who led Norwegians in a fighting resistance in 1940 Crown Prince Olaf presided at a lunch at the Grand hotel where the general and his staff are stay ing Eisenhowers reception here was warmer than any place along the route Two thousand people stood in the snow in front of the hotel to cheer him as he came in from Copenhagen Crowds gathered be fore the hotel everytime he was expected to enter or leave The communist press has kept up the same drumfire against him here as it has elsewhere usually referring to him as the new gaulei ter of the country It was just talk though and Eisenhower went about his business here before he turned southward for London Lis bon and the remainder of his tour Says Rotary Club Has Masonic Origin Vatican City power ful Catholic Action organization said Saturday that Rotary Inter national has Masonic origins and pointed out that Freemasonry among Catholics is punishable by excommunication The organization in an article in its official organ Quotidiano said Rotarian morals are only a disguise of Masonic lay morals Worrell Executive Dies Ottumwa C Raney 63 John Morrell and Co execu tive died between halves of the Ottumwa Keokuk high school basketball game Friday night Iowa Summer Coolest oh State Record Des Moines Now its offi cial Iowas summer of 1950 was the coolest on record In a summary of 1950 weather conditions the weather bureau said June of 1956 averaged 11 degree below normal July 52 degrees under normal and Au gust gar Whole Year Cool The whole year irL fact was unusually cool except for October which ran counterto the trend and was the 4th warmest Octo ber in Iowa weather history The weather bureausums up 1950 this way Very 1 month rather 8 months near normal 3 months The 1950 moisture pattern also was freakish March and most of April were very dry This de layed and hindered spring seed ings May June and July brought what the weather bureau calls a wet spell This moist interlude was followed by continuous dry weather the remainder of the year The moisture total for all of 1950 averaged 2908 inches or 229 inches below normal The weather extended from the north west through the central counties and on to the southeast Theinois ture deficiency was most marked in the central counties 10 Inches Short besMoines ended the year with a precipitation deficiency of more than 10 inches This deficient weather was being reflected in ground water supplies in the cen tral Iowa areaQuite a few farm ers were hauling water for their stock Some were drilling deep wells in search of new water sources Lowest 1950 temperature was 36 below zeroatDecorah on Dec 27 The alltune low for Iowa was 47 below at Washta on Jan 12 1912 The highest 1950 temperature was an even 100 degrees at Shen andoah oirJune 25 Fire Damages Cornpicker Plant Bettendorf Fire crackled through the com picker assembly plant at the J I Case company plant early Saturday causing ex tensive damage No one was injured in the blaze which was discovered shortly bfe fore 1 a m by a night watchman Cause of the fire was unknown The building more than 300 feet long and 200 feet wide was one of several comprising the J I Case company plant It was of brick construction and about the height of a normal twostory building T E Stahl plant manager said the building had about 65000 square feet of floor 5 per cent of the plants total space From 150 to 200 persons were employed in the structure By the time firemen arrived the fire was raging out of control and flames were shooting through the roof Three fire trucks came from nearby Davenport to help Stahl declined to estimate the loss until I have a chance to look it over in the daylight He said however it wfould run several hundred thousand dollars Allies Capture Key Enemy Hill 5 Red Drives Repulsed Under Blanket of Bombs Tokyo ffl Counterattacking U S 2nd division troops late Saturday captured hill 247 on the central Korea front for the 2nd time in two days after beating back fresh waves of screaming reds in furious frigid battle The Americans with French and Dutch infantry smashed 5 red attacks in the 25 degreesbelow zero cold on the middle and both flanks of their 15 mile horseshoeshaped front just south of Wonju Then the allies counterattacked and by dusk had reconquered hill rOl VUnbPlrULy 247 on the northeast angle of their front about a mile and a half be low Wonju Rapid Exchange They had been forced to aban don the for its height in meters on Thursday night then drove the North Koreans off it Friday but lost it again Friday night Saturdays 204 Indicted to Defraud VA New York Manhattan corporation and 204 persons were indicted Friday on charges of con spiracy to use the GI bill of rights to defraud the government of al most federal grand jury handed up the indictment which included 199 veterans enrolled at the Grow system beauty school on 42nd street The indictment was the larg est of its kind ever handed up in this federal court and one of the largest in any federal court in the country said Chief Assistant U S Attorney Miles J Lane Tuition Fees In a companion indictment 5 principals and the Garford Laboratories Were charged with fraudulently obtaining 566000 from the vet erans administration for tuition fees and student supplies The principals are Ora W Grow 47 director of the school and head of the corporation and his wife Dassie of Astoria Queens Abelardo Martinez 45 of the Bronx and Victor J Tri olo 48 and Vincent L Puma 45 both of Brooklyn Veterans had enrolled at the thei VA educational behind the hartfpressec program the government charged but most never had attended classes In fact said U S Attorney Louis I Kaplan 90 per cent of those indicted never knew where the school For each veteran enrolled the school which was owned by the corporation received a tu ition fee and for supplies The student veterans in return re ceived VA subsistence checks av eraging between and each according to the government Not in School This would have been alright the government contends if the vets went to school and the school made sure they did not play hook ey However Kaplan said the stu dents kicked back to month to the school for marking them present on attendance sheets This left the students free to work at a fulltime job while re ceiving government subsistence said Kaplan Each of the indicted veterans are liable to maximum sentences of 5 years in prison and fines on the single conspiracy count The 5 principals who face a total of 14 charges could draw up to 80 years imprisonment and fines each Kaplan said the school has had about 100 veteran students in ad dition to those named in the in dictment which covers enrollment from Sept 11948 to Thursday He said one of these legitimate stu dents 1st tipped the government to the alleged abuses Several Alarms for Cook Sounded in Emmet County Estherviiile Coun ty Sheriff Emlet Twito says he isnt convinced that William Cook sought as a multiple slayer has been in this vicinity Twito received 3 calls Friday from persons who thought they had seen cook The sheriff 1st was visited by a farmer who was certain he had seen Cook driving a Ford Then came a call from Storm Lake This caller thought Cook might be intercepted at the junc tion of highways 9 and 71 The sheriff hurried there but no Cook This report said Cook was driving a Plymouth Another caller then said he was sure that Cook must have been driving a Packard He said he noticed the car had no front lictnse plates The sheriff isnt going to quit checking on false alarms though One of them might be different WACS NEED RECRUITS New York Womens Army Corps needs 21500 recruits Capt Betty Wiker said Saturday successful recovery was aided by 80 fighter and bomb er planes which pounded the reds for 8 hours prior to the 2nd di vision charge AP Correspondent William C Barnard covering the flaming ac tion said a 2nd division spokes man estimated the enemy suffered 3100 dead in 48 hours Three hundred and fifty of these were piled in front of the allied perimeter after one of the banzaistyle red attacks Saturday morning Korean reds opened the assault before dawn with two small ban zai attacks on the 2nd divisions center By noon they had hurled up to 10000 troops against the arcing allied salient just south of burnedout Wonju central Korean transport key And asthe Koreans struck the northernmost UN position in Ko rea other Korean and Chinese communist forces swept around Wonju in the strength of two di visions in a wide enveloping Already some were AP Wiiephoto AMERICANS COUNTERATTACK AT ican forces in Korea open after holding firm against communist assaults counterattacked Saturday Top communist strength was concentrated at Wonjii but other units solid arrows continued to drive toward main withdrawal highways heavy roads from Wonju to An dong and the south Hancherto Address SILI Alumni at A V S C Jan 25 UN lighters who were standing fast only two Jniles south oi Wonju To the northa huge red force was building up fast adding to the critical situation on the tral front Chinese were moving into this concentration from the western front south ofSeoul The importance of the raging battle was this Wonju a rail and road hub that controls the avenues of advance or retreat through the Sobaek range Critical Battle It was clear Saturday that what may be called the battle of Sobaek is increasing in scope saidan 8th army communique The issue is whether the enemy can force the passes of the moun tain range The Sobaek slants across the peninsula from northeast tosouth great natural barrier in front of theold Pusan perimeter Except for the bitter mountain battle there was little activity along the UN defense line Allied patrol action was intensive how ever The communist buildup in the west went on apace AP Correspondent William Barnard with the 2nd division re ported the quick development of the red assault from the two pre dawn rushes Strong Reserve By midmorning the reds had coordinated attacks on the 2nds front and flanks with at least a regiment in action A strong force was reported in reserve At noon the reds were hitting at all 3 points with 8000 to 10 000 men Only once did the communist pressure ease That was when al lied aircraft swooped in for an other day of mighty blows Then the reds added more troops to the attack Eighth army reported at least 1100 reds were killed by air and artillery and small arms fire Fri day That brought the total of enemy dead in 3 days around Wonju to 3500 Air force and claimed a toll of navy planes 1300 reds in Fridays operations throughout Korea Bombers blasted Wonju and a 2nd division spokesman Saturday said the town was 80 per cent destroyed Truck Collision Brings 1 Death Toledo motor transport and a pickup truck collided and the transport caught fire Friday night bringing death to one man and serious bums to another Dead was tester Hlavacek 49 of near Toledo Lawrence J Golden of St Paul Minn the transport driver was in Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown He was reported in serious condition from burns Coroner Harvey Jones said the transport skidded on a turn on highway 212 two miles west of Chelsea struck the pickup VIRGIL M HANCHER Cardinal Deacon Native of Is Dead at 79 Vatican City IP Francesco Cardinal Marchetti Selvaggiani 79 deacon of the Roman Catholic college of cardinals died Satur day Cardinal MarchettiSelvaggiani a native of Home received the red hat from Pope Pius XI in 1930 In addition to being deacon or dean of the college he was also vicar general for the city of Rome secretary of the supreme congregation of the holy office and prefect of the ceremonial con gregation His death raises the number of vacancies in the college of card inals to 19 It brings to the deanship of the sacred college Eugene Cardinal Tisserant Frenchborn member of the Roman curia and secre tary of the Vaticans sacred con gregation for the oriental church Waterloo Votes to Decontrol Rent Waterloo The Waterloo city council voted 4 to 2 Friday night in favor of a resolution asking the federal housing expediter to end rent control in Waterloo The vote came following a public hearing at which spokes nen for landlords and tenants each were given an hour to set orth their respective points of view The resolution requesting de control of Waterloo rents now will be forwarded to Washington COFFEE lOc A CUP Esther ville establishments have agreed o boost the price of to 10 cents a cup beginning next Wed icsday Clear M Hancher Iowa of the Uni versity dt Iowa will be guest speaker at meeting of University pf Iowa graduates and other persons have at tended the university at the All Veterans Social Center the eve ningof Jan 25 it was announced Friday by Louis Schuler presi dent of the Clear Lake SUI club host and sponsor of the event Counties are Winnebago Mitchell Worth Han cock Franklin Floyd and Cerro Gprdo Loren Hickerson Iowa City alumni director will show some late movies of the Iowa campus and also a few 1950 football pic tures A social hour follows the program A country style chicken dinner will be served at Reserva tions at per plate must made by Jan 23 All inquiries regarding details and all reserva tion notices are to be addressed to S U I club Clear Lake More than 800 invitations to graduate alumni of the 7 counties and the available list of persons whohave been students at the University are being mailed this weekend Since the list is of neces sity incomplete Mr Schuler urges any former student or graduate alumni now residing in the 7 county area to send in reserva tions and attend Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mild Sat urday night Low Saturday night 20 Fair Sunday High Sunday near 32 Iowa Fanin west mostly cloudy in east with drizzle or light rain in extreme east Saturday night Not much change in temper ature Low Saturday night 1015 northwest near 35 southeast Sunday fair except cloudy with light rain in southeast High Sunday 32 northwest 40 south east Further outlook Low Sun day night 1225 Generally fair Monday Somewhat colder in east Monday night High Mon day near 32 Minnesota Partly cloudy west mostly cloudy with light snow northeast and rain or snow southeast Saturday night day fair west partly cloudy east Not much change in tem perature Low Saturday night 1020 northwest to near 32 ex treme southeast High Sunday 2530 northwest to 3235 south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 32 Minimum 26 At 8 a m 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 21   

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