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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 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 1 Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 22 1951 Thi No 8f One Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor For Our Military Leaders to Decide PERHAPS I shouldnt admit it but I dont know what we should do about our socalled UN police action in Korea I dont know whether our troops should stay on or withdraw The decision as to this must I think be left with our military leaders And the only difference between me and those senators and others who are shouting for an immediate evacuation of our troops is that 1 ADMIT I do not have enough information to justi fy a conclusive recommendation In order to appraise the Korean situation one would have to be conversant with our national de fense departments long range strategy I dont know that strat egy You dont know that strategy Neither does Senator Bridges Neither does Senator Wherry And perhaps its just as well be cause if WE knew it so would the warplanners in the kremlin They could be forearmed by being forewarned And so when Gen Lawton Collins returns from Ko rea with the announcement that our troops are going to stay I dont even feel an impulse to override him A Kremlin Dictated War Some things seem to be self evident about the Korean situ ation Among them are these Its just a police ac its a case of the Chinese communists acting on orders from the kremlin behaving in utter and inexcusable defiance of the United Nations Almost literally true it is that communist China now stands at the doors of the world peace or ganization UN pistol in hand de manding admittance It doesnt re flect too well on Britain and some of her commonwealth associates that a yielding to this gangster ap proach seems to be favored Another thing crystal clear about the situation in Korea is that the warfare is at least as much a drain on the resources of the communist sector as upon the freedomloving nations of the world including our own Costly in Chinese Blood Its authentically reported that the communist casualties are more than 10 times greater than those of the betterequipped but outnumbered UN troops But that doesnt count for so much in view of the fact that our adversary puts no value whatever on either human life or human dignity Manpower is the least of its wor ries But what is highly important in the communist scheme of things is the material aspect of the war in Korea Guns ammunition trucks tanks and planes at least in limited degree are being allo cated to Korea from a limited stockpile Ultimately if indeed it hasnt already started these things quite largely are going to have to be obtained from Russia The formula of having somebody else do her fighting for her will prove and less successful as the war in Korea wears on Are AntiReds to Be Aided And all of this leads up to another item of speculation Is there a plan afoot to give aid to Chiang Kaishek in a possible bid for a new foothold on the Asian continent Or is there a plan to provide encouragement for anti communists in China for a step pedup guerrilla warfare In either case the strategy would be materially promoted to have red Chinas best fighting men and the best of her war equipment committed to a peninsular action Thats what is known as a di versionary tactic All of this I hasten to add is just speculation and conjecture Maybe our mili tary leaders dont have any such plans in their thinking I dont know you dont know our sen ators dont know Only those in topcommand of our national de fense know Thats why in a field so con spicuously calling for specialized skill and information Im willing to resolve my doubts in favor of and leave the decision with those in whom we have placed both au thority and responsibility Leaving It to Gen Ike With respect to western Europe my reasoning is very much the same Im content to let Gen Dwight D Eisenhower and his as sociates work out the military im plementation of the North At lantic mutual defense treaty I have fullest confidence in him based on his past performance I have one and only one deep seated conviction with respect to our mode of procedure in Europe as elsewhere in the world I think we should exert every effort to keep every freedomlovinj nation at our side in the struggle unto death with communism or Rus sian imperialism if you prefer a more accurate identification of our tnomy Several voices have been heard An this subject in recent weeks CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Avalanche Death Toll Rises to 177 U S Still Opposes Red China Seat Chiang Kaishek Wanted at Any Formosa Conference By STANLEY JOHNSON Lake Success declaration that America security needs dic tate U S policy on Formosa con fronted UN delegates Monday UN diplomats who have been trying to work out a new formula for peace in Korea also were told that 1 The U S wants Chiang Kai sheks Nationalist Chinese govern ment represented at any confer ence on thg future of Formosa lastditch island stronghold of that regime 2 The U S will continue to oppose seating the Chinese reds in the UN Opposition Expected The declaration of U S policy wa made Sunday night by Ernest A Gross deputy U S representa tive to the UN in a formal state ment It came on the eve of a meeting of the 60nation political commit tee at which soviet and Asian dele gates were expected to oppose a U S resolution condemning com munist China lor aggression in Korea Gross also said that a survey by the U S delegation indicated a majority of the committee would vote for the U S proposal which asks the UN to consider means of punishing the Peiping reds A U S spokesman said a vote is ex pected by the middle of the week In a move which observers here interpreted atrejecting in advance any new peace appeal to Peiping Gross said We have reserved and continue to reserve the right to make cer tain that the question of Formosa will be handled in a way com pletely consistent with our nation al interest and security Name Nationalists We believe that if there are discussions of these matters therp should be appropriate participation of directly interested governments including the Nationalist govern mi of China Wellinformed quarters in Washington said this did not rep resent a new American policy but was the most forthright public statement of that policy yet made Gross statement apparently was aimed at administration critics of American policy in the pecially the U S vote Jan 13 in favor of a UN cease fire plan to be followed by a conference on far eastern problems attended by red China This proposal did not make any specific mention of Na tionalist China Yansyaoj SwiicKok jlltthw AP Wirephoto ALLIES STRIKE INTO ENEMY al lied columns with tanks and artillery made a reconnais sance in force Monday and drove through Osan Kum yangjang approached Ichon and points between Another patrol again seized Wonju The striking forces re turned to their main lines after failing to find any sizable communist force East of Wonju an enemy force was at tacking in the Yongwol area 4 Allied Columns Strike Yank Platoon Wiped Out Tokyo powerful allied columns looking for a fight thrust deep into communist territory in Korea Mon day but only on the southeast flank did the reds aggressive ly meet the challenge In that sector south of Yongwol an American platoon normally 40 to 50 men was reported wiped out by North Korean reds There were no details An intelligence officer told AP Correspondent Tom Stone that the North Koreans there were showing a desire to Dynamite Blast Kills Foreman at Quarry Here Quarry Foreman George L Sharp 58 a Northwestern States Portland Cement Co employe for 27 years was killed in a dyna mite blast Saturday afternoon at the quarry located east of high way 65 Sharp 1016 North Quincy and two other men were standing by a metal shack during blasting op erations An explosion sent one rock against the shack another rock hit Sharp in the back it was reported He died enroute to Mercy hospital of broken ribs and internal injuries The other two men were not hit A postmortem examination was performed by Dr George T JoyceThe acci dent occurred about p m Sharp is survived by his wife one daughter Mrs Harry B Rus sell Jr of Clinton one son Ken neth U S navy and one brother Ades Sharp Clear Lake A half brother Ixjrin Case lives at Iowa Falls Sharp was born at Le Grand Iowa Funeral arrangements are in complete pending word from Kenneth Sharp The Major funeral home is in charge make and maintain contact and were asking for a fight after having previously avoidec serious action One red blow Stone said wa struck early Monday against ele ments of the U S 7th division Few Troops Even these actions involved rel atively few troops despite the fac that thousands of reds were re ported to have slipped past allied lines and vanished into the wilder ness country to the south On the other Korean fronts strong allied patrols stabbed back into Wonju airfield Kumyang jang Osan and Ichon and later pulled out when the reds showec little inclination for battle One column drove straigh through Osan and prowled north of the town Osan 28 air miles south of Seoul is the place where the 1st American soldier of the Korean war was killed There the green U S 24th division began its bitter retreat last summer down the Korean peninsula A 2nd column ranged through Kumyangjang 10 miles northeast of Osan A 3rd unit drove north between these two columns The 4th column ran into an hour long firefight shortly after noon Monday near Ichon along the lateral road from Kumyang jang to Wonju This allied prowl force left 22 communist dead sprawled in the snow in zero weather Then News Blackout the U S 8th army GEORGE L SHARP clamped a security blackout on all news stories mentioning action on the western front It banned reporting of any movement after noon Monday in the area west of Yoju a town 18 miles west of Wonju The ban covered the entire area where the 4 strong allied motor ized columns were operating There was no explanation A memorandum said the order would remain in effect until fur ther notice Such a ban usually covers important troop move ments For days field dispatches have told of a red buildup in the west ern Korean area southeast of Seoul Explosion An accident routed allied troops in one forward village An exploding gasoline stove ig nited 8 ammunitionloaded trail ers Monday and within minutes destroyed half of the Korean town UN troops fled their billets Some didnt even have time to put on heavy clothing needed in the zero cold No serious injuries were report ed Most of the exploding ammu nition was white phosphorous which burns at intense heat Fire spread along the thatched roofs of huts Abandonedmachinegun and rifle shells crackled An engineer detachment lost trucks and other rolling stock in the fire South African warplanes struck hard Monday at the Ichon area where the reds continued their brisk fighting of Saturday and Sunday Other allied warplanes hit both the east and west coasts The sky raiders dumped 100 tons of bombs each at Chongjin on the sea of Japan and Yonan on the Yellow sea Air Battle The clear cold Korean day brought out airpower in strength on both sides The U S 5th air force and its Australian and South African allies roamed the skies all along the battle line and far be hind the red front line forces Twelve Russian made MIG fighter jets made a halfhearted swipe at 4 U S F84 jets over North Korea and then turned tail for home when the Americans showed fight No damage was in flicted on either side But fighters including Ameri can swift Sabre jets and bombers pounded at enemy supplies and concentration points They scored hits on some camouflaged tanks and rockets and firebombed red villages An increase in enemy airpower was noted over the weekend A total of 54 Russian type MIGS were sighted in the air Sunday A few scattered allied areas were bombed ineffectually by night raiders Iowa House Votes Probe of Agriculture Des Moines JP The Iowa house of representatives voted overwhelmingly Monday for an investigation of the state depart ment of agriculture It was a standing vote and the affirmative total was not announced Three members opposed the resolution Before the vote was taken the house defeated a proposal by Rep Albert Weiss RDenison to de lay the matter He said he felt the members were not familiar enough with the matter yet Amendment Accepted After that the house acceptec an amendment by Rep John E Young RAfton that the inves tigation be limited to what hac not already been gone over b the state legislative interim com mittee Youngs motion however would permit the investigation committee to proceed as it saw fit Following approval of the inves tigation Speaker W S Lynes R Waverly appointed 5 members to conduct it The appointees are Reps Dwight Myers John Walker J C Davis Paul M Walter R and Lee Gallup RLib The request for the investiga tion stems from several months of ciiticism of Secretary of Agri culture Clyde Spry who licensee a saltbase antifreeze for fiek tests Spry has said that he wel comed an investigation did no oppose it and felt that the public has a right to know all of the facts The resolution was asked by Rep John Walker RWilliams and 7 other house republicans Spry also is a republican Not Called Rep Gene Poston DCorydon a member of the interim commit tee told the republicans that i they wished to clear your politi cal skirts there should be an in vestigation He said that there were a number ol witnesses who were not called by the interim committee Walker and his seven republican colleagues said they were not sat isfied with the interim commit tee hearing The resolution which they presented did not mention the licensing of the salt base anti freeze Those opposing the investigation on a final vote were Rep W C Hendrix RIetts Lawrence M Boothy RCleghorn and R C Berry RPomeroy Under the resolution here is time limit set for a report of the investigating committee except that the group must report back to the house before the end of this session The senate is not con cerned in any way with the probe 17 Year Old Arraigned for Murder Joliet III old Kenneth Scholz stood silent Monday when he was arraigned on a charge of murdering his 13year old schoolmate Billy Rodenberg Justice of the Peace Anthony Mackay asked the youth if he had anything to say Scholz replied No Mackay ordered him held in the county jail without bond on the warrant signed by Sheriff Ernest Overbey Scholz a high school senior ave the alarm which led author ties Thursday night to Billys body in a roadside ditch The ounger boy had been missing 48 hours Meanwhile the sheriff issued a pickup order for 3 boys whose dentities were not disclosed The iheriff said he received a tip that cholz had been riding around in an auto with the youths from about to 4 a m Friday after he body was found The sheriff said he wants to question the boys because Scholz las a reputation as a lone woll vho had no known close friends States Attorney John Pearce aid Scholz signed a statement that ic killed the younger boy He aid Scholz related he strangled Billy because he was afraid Billy vould tell about being held cap ive in a shack behind the Scholz ome eclamatory Contest Set for High School Auditorium at The Mason City high school de lamatory contest is planned for 30 p m Monday in the high chool auditorium The winning ontestants will represent Mason y in the state contests next month Loveland Galvin Recommended for ESA Positions Washington Guy Gillette said Monday he has rec ommended Albert J Loveland to be a regional director of the eco nomic stabilization administra tion Gillette has recommended a Hampton man S J Galvin to be state director for the economic stabilization administration Gal vin is head to the Sheffield Brick and Tile company at Sheffield Iowa Galvin also is chairman of the Franklin county democratic cen tral committee and has been in the middle of a hot fight over the Hampton postmastership Wil liam Wilson a war veteran claims Galvin has been blocking his at tempts to be named to the job If Galvin were to accept the post as state ESA director and if he fol lows custom he will resign as county chairman Loveland formerly was under secretary of agriculture He re signed to run on the democratic ticket for senator last fall He was defeated by Republican Senator Hickenlooper Loveland is from Janesville Iowa The ESA plans call for 13 re gional offices in the nation The one for Iowa Nebraska Kansas and Missouri would have head quarters in Kansas City AP Wirephoto WINDING ALONG EDGE OF climbers make their way along the edge of a precipice in the snowy realm of St Moritz Switzerland More than 130 persons have been killed over the weekend in avalanches crashing down the Alpine slopes of Switzerland Italy and Austria Strange Aircraft Sighted by MidContinent Pilot Over Iowa Kansas City was still no explanation Monday of a strange aircraft which a veteran air line pilot told of seeing over Sioux City Saturday night The pilot said the plane did something you just cant do with airplanes of apparently made a complete turn within sec onds at a speed ofmore than 120 miles an hour Larry W Vinther of Kansas City MidContinent air line pilot who has been flying 17 years and has been with MidContinent 7 years described the strange plane as about times the size FROZEN TO DEATH of a B29 with a long slender fuselage long straight wings set farther forward than a B29s No Mountings were no engine mount ngs on the wings and I saw no exhaust glow Vinther said The wings were straight not swept back like on the B47 and other et bombers and there were no et pods visible Vinther said the craft was seen by his copilot James F Bach neier Kansas City and one of the 11 passengers aboard As I was getting tower clear ance to take off from the Sioux City field at oclock Vinther aid the tower asked us to check m the strange light in the sky We spotted the light and limbed in that direction We saw he plane had some sort of navi gation lights in addition to a strong white light underneath the fuselage The lights all blinked off and on 5 or 6 times as we drew nearer Vinther said his DC3 was doing 120 miles an hour and the other craft was going faster than that in the opposite direction Does Reverse I had just turned my head from watching him go past our wing when there he was again flying right beside us about 200 feet to our left going in the same direction we were he said Vinther said thats what mysti fied him because you just cant turn an airplane around that fast at that speed The strange planeflew along side about 4 seconds then eased off below the DC3 and we lost him the pilot said Vintners flight stayed over night at Omaha He said he checked the air base at Offutt field there and learned there were no air force jet planes scheduled in that area File Claims for in Katz Case Counterclaims totaling 541 88845 were filed in district cour here Monday in connection with the autotruck collision 7 miles southeast of Mason City Sept 28 in which Max Katz Osage was killed The counterclaims were filed by E J Hubbard Katz driver at the time of the collision for S16OOG and by Ben E and Minnie S Katz as executors of the estate of Max Katz for 52588845 The claims are filed against the HyCross hatchery Mason City which previously had sued the ex ecutors for 5177229 and G F Schmitz the hatcherys truck driver who sued for Both counterclaims state that Schmitz was negligent and caused the collision by his failure to have the truck under control when ap proaching an intersection and by driving at an excessive rate of speed Hubbard claims to have suf fered temporary and permanent disability from the accident as well as severe physical and men tal pain and anguish both in the past and future FROZEN TU UtAHi i i n WI EldridRC Fcndt 71 J MOO BUyS Wife Order of Police Court Judge home Sunday SAME Bltck flit acith In 24 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night Low Monday night 20 Cloudy and turning colder with snow flur ries Tuesday Iowa Cloudy and warmer Mon day night with diminishing winds Low Monday night 20 to 30 Tuesday cloudy and turn ing colder with winds shifting to fresh northerly snow flur ries likely north portion High Tuesday 20 to 25 north 30 to 40 south Further outlook Partly cloudy and much colder Tues day night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5 to 10 above High Wednesday 5 to 20 Many Still Missing in Alp Slide Report Danger of New Mountain Break Exists in Switzerland Vienna ff Rescue workeri dug frantically through mountains of snow Monday to reach surviv ors of a disastrous weekend se ries of avalanches in the Alps which killed at least 177 injured scores and crushed whole villages to splinters Austria hardest hit counted at least 95 dead some 45000 persons in Austrian Alpine districts are cut off from the outside world At least 30 towns and villages in the Tyrol Styria and Slazkammer Gut provinces are completely shut in by great ridges of snow In Switzerland officials said more than 67 were dead Italy listed at least 15 dead in the north ern Alpine villages Many were missing in the 3 cials did not dare estimate the number The French military command in Austria placed the entire mil itary force in its occupation zone at the disposal the Austrian governor in the Tyrol hard hit by the devastating snow slides Tourists Stranded Among those marooned by the snow are patrons of famous tourist centers like St Anton on the Arl berg a slide hit like an earthquake Hohentauern and the others The Austrian tourist office estimated that about 20000 foreign tourists them 1000 Americans 5000 British and 5000 Italians are vacationing now in these dis tricts Some winter sports places are still without power and com munication lines the office said Near the famous health resort Bad Gastein 14 persons were killed by the slides Sunday night Two avalanches rolling down irom satteikopf mountain and Flugkopf peak smashed into a big estate and killed 9 persons and many cattle An entire family was wiped out The semiofficial Swiss news agency said that the disaster struck at least 15 localities in Switzer land Besides the 59 dead it said 20 others were missing and another 20 were reported seriously injured Caught by Roofs In Italy in addition to the dead at least 50 persons injured many of them caught beneath roofs crumpled by the weight of the snow The snow still was falling on the Italian side of the Alps caus ing fears there would be more avalanches On the Swiss side the number of avalanches appeared to be de creasing but officials warned that there still was danger Thousands of British and Amer ican sports lovers were temporar ily isolated at swank ski resorts Among the marooned were 509 British and 70 Americans at Da vos Switzerland None of the resorts was be ieved to be in any danger how ever They were said to have am ple food stocks The unusual number of slides esulted from heavy snows last week Avalancnes are not uncom mon in the Alps but the weekend number was believed a record Village Tragedies Hardest hit of tne 3 countries vas Switzerland where the slides orought tragedy to dozens of quiet I valleys Throughout the night rescue workers toiled feverishly in an effort to save some 14 men and women still buried at the Swiss village of Vals 4000 feet up in the Alps A great mass of snow roared down into the little hamlet Satur day night knocking over a houses and burying 31 persons Twelve were brought out alive Sunday and 5 dead including 3 children The village was cut off from Minnesota Cloudy Monday night I communication with the outside snow flurries north and cental wmlri mnst nf portion Not so cold south Tues day cloud v colder with snow flurries Strung northerly winds Tuesday will cause con world most of Sunday but the army of rescue workers reached it late in the day Four cantons in southeast cen tral Switzerland were the most Ul J f T 1I4VJ limit VClt IUC lllUbt siderable dr f ting LowMonday j severely hit by the slides They night zero to T oelow north 515 werf rranhnonrfon TTri Bath X Y Shusars boiiRht his wife i bouquet of the suggestion of a po lice court judge Shugars 28 was arraigned on a disorderly conduct charge based police said on an argument he had with his wife Im going to fine you Judge Grovcr C Bradstreet told Shugnrs But Ill suspend the fineif you buy your wife a bouquct and tell her youre sorry Thats when Shugars went to fhe florist above south High Tuesday zero to 5 below north 1020 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGnxette weather statistics s ending at 8 a m 18 18 trace 34 22 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum GlobeGazette weather statis tics fo rthc 2i hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum Precipitation 9 13 005 in were Uri Glarus and Alais At Safien Neukirch in Grau buenden a family of 6 was buried beneath a mass of snow Sunday The parents and two children were later found dead One child still is missing The other lived bndiy injured to describe the ter rible experience More than 500 workers man aged to free one track of the main line railroad from eastern Switz erland o Italy through the Gott hard pass Rescuers at Zuoz near St Mor itz heard the crying of children buried in a deep mound Three dead children finally wcrt brought out Two women re mained buried   

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