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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANJ NEIGHBORS Associated Presr and United Prera Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 19 1951 This Paper Consists o Two One 87 Kumyangjang CHUNGJU Among SOUTH KOREA AP Witephoto ALLIES KILL 1000 REDS IN KOREAArrows show principal points of action in Ko rea Friday In the Yongwol area UN planes and troops killed 1000 reds in a twoday bat tle The reds continued to shift their forces to central and eastern sectors of the battle area along roads leading to Taegu pivot point of the old Pusan defense line The bulk of red forces however still was concentrated south of Seoul i UN Patrol Reoccupies Wonju Reports 3rd Red Army Pulled Back After Heavy Casualties Lack of Opposition Is Reported Tokyo UN prowl force reoccupied the ruined and aban doned roadrail hub of Wonju Friday without meeting any op position Two airsupportedallied attack regiments on another sector 61 the snowclad eastcentral Korean battlefront killed 1000 reds anc routed the remainder of their strong force in a continuing fight A big red offensive effort was still expected to break out all across the peninsula at any time Enter at Will Allied patrols have been enter ing and leaving Wonju the key traffic junction in central Korea Australians Say Something Phony Sydney Australia Wounded Australians back from the front lines in Korea said Friday they were unable to shake a conviction that there was something phony about the United Nations retreat The soldiers in an interview with the afternoon Sun said the retreat did not appear to be of military necessity but rather some kind of political move since the U S 2nd division with drew Tuesday from a looping line two miles south of the town Only civilians were on hand to watch the reinforced patrol re enter Wonju Friday The two UN attack regiments normally 6000 men smashed a large enemy force 7 miles south east of Yongwol on the eastern end of the war front We put the enemy on the run an officer said tersely The fightstarted Thursday and was still raging Friday Yongwol is 33 miles northeast of Chungju alliedheld highway center and 13 miles east of Chechon Seven hundred of the enemy were killed by air strikes and the remainder by ground troops Bod ies were counted in the snow where they lay sprawled Patrol Actions The battle near Yongwol came during sharp patrol actions crack ling all along the Korean war front that looked like preliminar ies of a 3rd major drive by Chi nese and North Korean reds down the center of the peninsula Communist forces continued to shift to central and eastern sectors in a way reminiscent of the two previous enemy plunge across the Chungchon river and the drive into Seoul The allied attack around Yong wol was not classed as an offen sive but an officer said It must be quite a scrap The area is full of those jokers Elsewhere along the front com munist patrols tried to close gaps between red and UN forces after two weeks of red inaction Partic ularly threatening wag the shift of enemy forces toward the center and east in the area of Yoju Wonju and Yongwol Road to Tacgu These are towns along roads loading to Taegu pivot point of the old Pusan defense line toward vhich allied forces have been withdrawing However heaviest red concen trations still were in the west I By EARNEST HOBERECHT United Press Staff Correspondent Tokyo nationalist sources said Friday that red China has pulled its crack 3rd field army of more than 100000 men out of Korea at least temporarily for reorga nization because of heavy losses That would leave the Chinese 4th field army plus the re south of Seoul where 3 Chines armies totaling about 90000 me were feeding some of thei strength to the central and easterr sectors Associated Press Corresponded Don Huth reported from 8th armj headquarters it appeared possi ble that the longawaited red of fensive to drive the UN troop from Korea may start rolling again soon Huth said elements of a red Chinese division were seen ing 16 miles east of Suwon 1 miles south of Seoul An air ob server said the Chinese were dig ging in Thursday night along a river 14 miles northeast of Suwon Shift of Generals In the midst of ominous indica tions heralding a fullscale red offensive came a hint Friday from eneral MacArthurs headquar ters that a shift of generals might oe expected in Korea A head quarters statement said The department of the army las indicated to this headquar ers its desire to establish a rota tion policy for general officers who have participated lengthily n the Korean campaign so that their experience could be utilized in the training programs necessi tated by the mobilization of Amer ican fighting power With considerable reluctance the theater has consented to the release of the extraordinarily able commanders who have so dis tinguished themselves in Korea Maj Gen Emmett Rosie ODonnell was moved this week from command of B29 bombers in the far east to resume command of the 15th air force at March Field Cal Expansion of the air fofce from 48 to more than 70 groups was responsible for his transfer back to training opera tions Robins Winter Here Six robins in the same tree in January Mason City has robins which stay through the winter but it seemed more like a sign of spring when Mrs Nick Venechuk called Friday afternoon to report 6 robins sitting in a tree at her home just north of Mason City Mindful of the muchtraveled Badman Cook and the black panther the editor was a bit skep tical A similar group of robins was reported at Keokuk recently But Mrs Venechuk said the red breasts were clearly visible and invited him to come see for him self SAME WhlU lag meant no traltli death IB vived a total of perhaps 250000 the U S 8th army in South Korea Chinese nationalist informants also reported that Russia has moved 7 soviet divisions totaling some 100000 men into China to help protect the mainland against a nationalist invasion They were believed to include a paratroop division U S army intelligence officers in Tokyo expressed interest in he Chinese nationalist reports but would neither confirm nor deny them The reported withdrawal of the Chinese 3rd field army over shadowed these other develop ments in Korea UN forces burned whole vil lages in the Sobaek mountains of central Korea in an effort to smoke out large numbers of com munist troops known to have slipped through their lines to the rear The reds were believed as sembling to strike from the rear in support of a communist offen sive aimed at Taegu in the old Pusan beachhead MacArthur Says Newsman Is Inaccurate New York Douglas MacArthur nettled by published criticism of his military tactics has accused War Correspondent Homer Bigart of biased and in accurate reporting Bigart is a war corresponded for the New York Herald Tribune and holds a Pulitzer prize for his reporting of World war II He recently wrote an article for Look magazine in which he ac cused MacArthur of grossly mis judging the enemy and of a mo mentous blunder in Korea and said the nation can no longer string along with MacArthur MacArthur replied to a request for comment by Radio Commenta tor Robert Montgomery of the American Broadcasting company by cabling in part I believe such charges are so completely belied by the record that they will be fully recognized as but a phase of the irresponsible propaganda campaign against the command and fall wide of the in tended mark This same writer has repeated ly written off the apfny as lost and by his biased and inaccurate reporting held up to universal contempt the courage and fight ing qualities of the gallant Ameri can soldier and the leadership of his officers Iowa Votes Million Bonus Bill Des Moines less tha wo hours Friday morning th owa legislature approved of ap propriating of com lete the payment of bonuses t owa veterans of World war II The measure was given an unan mous vote in both houses On enator and 7 representatives eith er were absent or did not vot on the bill Immediately on passage of thi measure in the senate it was sen p the house A house appropria ions committee quickly gave th Jill unanimous approval Appreciation Rep G T Kuester RGris wold then gave a brief explana ion of the bill before its passage in which he commented This is mighty poor paymen or what these boys offered in de ense of our country Money cai ot repay that debt This let us ay is a small token of apprecia ion and we should think of it in hat light The deficiency measure will Senate Ready to Approve Sending Forces to Europe Taft Favors Ceiling on Number Resolution House Asks UN to Tag Reds as Aggressors Lake Success of a move to tag communist China an aggressor decided Fri day to delay introduction of their resolution until Saturday to allow more time for delegates to consult their governments Washington house of after a flurry of debate called on the United Na ions Friday to brand communist China the aggressor in Korea A resolution to that effect sped hrough on a voice vote Only a ew dissents could be heard Action was delayed for a brief ime after some republicans con ended the resolution was equiva ent to a declaration of war on ed China The resolution was introduced by Democratic Leader McCormack if Massachusetts as a statement of bipartisan foreign policy But Rep Shafer RMich a roll call of the member hip to delay action after assert ng the G O P collaborators on he resolution dont speak for the epublican party McCormack presented it as corn nig jointly from him and Repub can Leader Martin also of Mas achusetts Rep Hoffman RMich also riticized the resolution as a step o turn over to the UN the author ty of congress to declare war I dont see how you have the you dare to presume do such a thing he said iermit the state bonus board to ay approximately 22000 war vet erans whose claims were still out tanding when the riginally provided for the bonus vas exhausted The total of the unpaid claims is estimated be ween and Through an amendment to the ill authored by Chairman John Berg RCedar Falls any money left over from the 00 after the claims and adminis rative expenses of the bonus card had been paid will be urned back to the state treasury In 6 Months Berg told the senate that the onus board should be able to d up its affairs completely imin 6 months at which time he nticipated it would be dissolved However it is the aim of legis tive leaders to have the board eal out checks for all unpaid claims as soon as possible possibly by the end of this month Defense Asks Extra Pay for Combat Duty Washington defense department asked congress Friday to provide extra pay for Korean combat of a month for offi cers and a month for enlisted men The combat pay would be retro active to last June 27 when Amer icans joined the fight in Korea Fliers paratroopers and sub mariners would not be eligible be caause they already receive ex tra pay for hazardous duty Defense officials sent the pro posed legislation to congress with these cost estimates About per month for each army division in combat About a month for a war strength marine corps divi sion including attached navy per sonnel In a transmittal letter to House Speaker Sam Rayburn DTexas Assistant Defense Secretary Marx Leva said the combat pay was AP Wirephoto BELIEVED said the body of a 13 year old boy believed to be that of Billy Rodenberg who had been missing for two days was thrown from a speeding auto in Crete III Thursday nigrht Crete is about miles south of Chi cago School Boy Abducted and Slain on Street HI 13 year old school boy slain for no apparen motive after he was abducted on Tuesda3 was thrown from an automobile in a residential stree late Thursday night After his abductors tossed the boys body into the street thej drove away shouting Well so long kid The boy Billy Rodenberg had been missing since late Tuesday He was last seen going to his home in a trailer camp south of this northern Illinois community 35 south of Chicago Dr W Hugh Miller Will county coroners physician said the boy had been dead from 8 to 12 hours before he was tossed from the car about oclock Thursday night Miller said fingerprints and discoloration on the boys neck indicated that he had been strangled Miller said an examination oi the body disclosed no sexual at tack Young Rodenberg was about 5 feet tall and weighed 79 pounds Sheriff Ernest Overby of Will county said authorities had found no motive for the slaying of the joy He added however its a ocal Truman Fires Valentine as ESA DirectorReplaced by Eric Johnston Movie Head Washington President Truman shook up the na tions economic high command Friday In an effort to resolve a high level row over when to clamp a pricewage freeze on the country Mr Truman re luctantly fired Alan Valentine as economic stabilization di rector and replaced him with Eric Johnston Johnston granted leave as president of theMotion Pic ture Association of America proposed as an inducement to Minnesota Mostly LETTS DOCTOR DIES Des Moines Elliott R Cing 82 01 Letts died Thursday t veterans hospital undertake and continue special duties He said the higher pay for of ficers was justified by the fact that any special pay should be in proportion to basic pay Officers he added usually are given great er responsibilities than enlisted personnel on hazardous assign ments To be eligible for the extra pay a serviceman would have to have at least 6 days of combat duty in the month If a man were killed with less than 6 days of combat duty however his next of kin would 1eccive the extra combat pay for that month Weather Report FORECAST Vlason City Cloudy some light snow likely Friday night with lownear 20 Cloudy with light snow Saturday and high 25 iwa Cloudy and cooler Friday night with low 15 north 25 to 30 south Light snow likely north Friday night Cloudy most of state and turning colder with light snow north half of state Saturday High Saturday 25 north gear 35 south Fur ther outlook Clearing and cold er Sunday with low early Sun day morning 8 to 16 above High Sunday afternoon 15 to 25 Slow warming Monday and Tuesday owa 5day weather Temperatures will average 10 degrees above normal in ex treme south and 5 degrees above normal north portion during the next 5 days Normal highs 24 north 32 south Nor mal lows 5 north 13 south Not much change except colder on Sunday Precipitation will age around i inch in occasional periods of light snow and snow flurries cloudy and formerly headed the U S Chamber of Commerce Whether the shakeup would speed or delay the imposition of the long rumored wage price freeze was up in the air To Speed Timinff of Controls Charles E Wilson defense mo bilization director would say only that it would speed a decision on when to apply the controls Valentine in a letter of resigna tion which he said the president nad asked disclosed that he had laid before Wilson Thursday a plan for overall controls to be come effective about February 1 He also wrote that I can fully appreciate pres sures upon you for drastic action which though it has seemed to Tie premature you now feel should be taken immediately I should not stand in the way of your desires Mr Truman replied that Val entine had served the public in terest by stating his position so openly and honestly without any resort whatever to weasel words or double talk Backed DiSalle Michael V DiSalle ESAs price stabilization director two weeks ago urged an immediate 30 day moratorium on price increases but was overruled by Valentine Johnston the new ESA chief was a backer of DiSalle for the price directors job Valentine quit at the presidents wish as a result of what he called an honest difference of opinion with his associates over the pre cise timing and methods for the introduction of overall price and wage controls Johnston not only will have au thority over prices and wages but general supervisory authority over all economic aspects of mobiliza tion including rent control install ment credit and restrictions on housing finance Takes Leave He is taking a 9 months leave of absence from his post as presi dent of the Motion Picture asso ciation He told reporters at the white house that his length of service as economic administrator is not necessarily limited to that period however Johnston has been conferring with Charles E Wilson chief of the office of defense mobilization for several days It had been re ported earlier that he would be come a special adviser to Wilson on economic matters Wilson who attended the news conference at the white house said a decision on whether to ap ply acrosstheboard wage and price controls or selective controls will not be determined until after Johnston has been given an op portunity to survey the whole situation Manly Serviceman Missing in Action here received word from the department of de fense that Cpl Jerome W Einert son is missing in action in Korea He is a son of Mrs Nora G Ein ertson of Manlv Boy 8 Killed While Coasting Bergan 8 wa killed Thursday evening when th sled on which he was coasting ou of a driveway ran into a ca driven by Lester Erickson Botl the boy and the driver were resi dents of Middle Hesper road nortl of Decorah The lad was deac upon arrival at the hospital FARM TENANCY BILL Des Moines A measure which would change the date of notice to terminate a farm ten ancy from Nov 1 to Sept 1 was introduced Thursday by Reps John A Walker RWUliams and Clark H McNeal R Bei SPENCER WOMAN WINNER Spencer Orville Kin den of Spencer has been notified that she is winner of the top award in a nationwide contest of the Westinghouse company rather cold Friday night and Saturday Light snow Friday night and in south and central portions Saturday Low Friday night 5 below northwest 1015 above southeast High Saturday 5 above northwest near 20 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 42 16 5 6 THE HOLE MADE THE Clayton Rector 6 looks up hopefully as firemen and his father right shovel away the earth that trapped him for over an hour in Wichita Falls Texas Thursday Playing baseball in the yard of his home he threw the ball into a vacant lot next door and it rolled into a 4foot deep 16inch wide hole Into the hole went when he squatted to reach the bail his knees and hips got wedged It took a lot of moral support from his mother Mrs C C Rector bend ing over the boy center and over 45 minutes digging by his father and firemen to free him for Support Is Prepared Senator Says U S Cant Wait for Atlantic Buildup Washington J Lawton Collins told senators Fri day that the army will build up to an equivalent of 24 combat divisions by July 1 instead of the 12 or 14 previously men tioned Washington senate appeared headed Friday toward a vote late this month approving the use of American ground forces to bolster western Europes de fenses An indication by Senator Taft ROhio that he will support the transfer of a limited number of divisions when they become much of the starch out of opposition to a move Pres ident Truman has said he will make if necessary without con gress approval Inevitable Most democrats apparently fa vor committing ground troops to the proposed international army and many republicans have indi cated they regard such a move as inevitable However Taft made it plain he believes congress should put a ceiling on the number of foot sol diers to be dispatched This prom ised to provide another contro versy Taft would not say what he thinks the ceiling should be Most speculation has placed this coun trys contribution at from 5 to 10 divisions Chairman Connally DTex of the senate foreign relations com mittee is preparing a resolution of approval But in its preliminary form the measure merely would place the senate on record as sup porting the extension of military assistance to Atlantic pact part ners apparently without spelling out the terms Asks Vote Mr Truman told his news con ference Thursday he would ap preciate it highly if democratic leaders would push such a reso lution to a vote in the senate Taft told reporters he intends to insist that congress put a limit on the number of divisions to be used saying he thinks the U S will have to furnish a limited number to the defense force He said a provision of the UN charter enabling act could be used as a model He noted that under this act the number and types of military units to be contributed ay the United States to the pro posed international police force be specified as well as how hey are to be employed Taft recently told the senate hat if western European nations demonstrated their desire to build up their defense against commu nism and if it appears at that ime that that defense has a reas inable chance of success I should not object to committing some incited number of American di isions to work with them in the eneral spirit of the Atlantic act He said however that the Jnited States should rely primari y on air and sea power Work Together Taft told a news conference hursday he doesnt believe the Jnited States can wait for Europe o build up its military strength lone I think we have to work lo ethcr with Europe on this he aid In this Taft seemed to differ with former President Herbert Hoover who has said the United States ought not to send another man or another dollar till Europe erects a sure dam against com munism Taft said the republican policy committee which he heads dis cussed but did iof agree on pro cedure to be followed on a reso lution by Senator Wherry of Ne braska to ban the sending of troops to Europe until congress acts on the question Wherry is GOP floor leader Most republicans probably would agree to have the resolu ion sent to a senate committee where hearings could be held if here was some guaranatee that he issue would get prompt ac ion Taft said He said that although the pol cy committee didnt want to make t a party matter he thinks most would vote for Wher rys proposal in the absence of any such guarantee   

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