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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE 111111 r THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS M W VOL LVU Associated Press and Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUAUV 23 1351 Ths Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One Report 4000 Natives Killed or Hurt by Afew Guinea Volcano Warn of Another Eruption Ship Requested to Move Survivors From Danger Area Port Moresby New Guinea UR natives fled to ward the Tuesday after a government volcanologist warned that the Mount Lamington vol cano which has killed or injured an estimated 4000 might go on the rampage again The expert said the area around Tufi particularly should be eva cuated immediately because of the danger of new earth tremors A doctor sent to the scene by the Australian government said the fleeing natives who had sur vived the violent eruptions of Spirit Mountain were his great est problem He asked for a ship to take them from Killerton 20 VillagesfDestroyed The entire northern face of the volcano was blown off and 20 villages were destroyed or badly damaged Late reports said the volcano still was spouting steam and smoke Ivan Champion director of dis trict service here who reported 4000 natives dead or injured said 34 white persons mostly Aus tralians were among the dead and missing Champion said the devastation caused by the volcano simulated the results of an atom bomb Vil lages were completely destroyed and trees were uprooted and stripped of their foliage Royal Australian air f o r ce planes dropped radio equipment to the threatened village of Tufi in the hope of contacting a search party that has not been heard from since Monday Flying was difficult because of a heavy rain storm The government commandeered all available aircraft on New Guinea to transport food clotn ing blankets medical supplies and blood plasma to the stricken areas Minister Dies At Brisbane Australia hundreds volunteers reported to a Red Cross blood blank to replenish de pleted plasma stocks Search par ties were organized in the disaster area and have rescued 8 women and 5 children One of the dead was identified as the Rev William Taylor an Anglican missionary who burned to death when his mission was de stroyed with fiery lava Two small planes carrying doc tors and nurses were the 1st out siders to reach the disaster area The pilots managed to get through the gaseous volcanic haze and put down at an airstrip 8 miles from the volcano As soon as they landed the doctors asked for more medical supplies and plasma The 1st radio contact was made when C E Searle a rubber plant er carried a portable transmitter 16 miles into the stricken area Water Polluted Searle reported that the water In the area had been polluted with poisonous volcanic ash The crater thundered to line last Thursday and poured smoke and ash as far as Port Moresby 90 miles to the southwest where Gen Douglas MacArthur had his Pa cific headquarters in World war II Six explosions were heard in Lae 100 miles away and the scene of bloody battles between Ameri cans and Japanese The eruption of Mount Laming ton was the 1st in the memory of New Guinea residents The Australian Broadcasting Company said it had reports that the settlement of Higaturu near the volcano was wiped out com pletely A pilot for a commercial nilline said he saw men crawling en their hands and knees towards B tiny airstrip near Higaturu to es cape the molten lava 1400 Workers Out at Oliver Charles City than 1400 workers planned to resume a hunt for a black panther Tues day instead of reporting for work at the Oliver Corp plant Members of the Independent United Electrical Radio and Ma chine Workers of America who are involved in a dispute with the farm equipment company re turned home emptyhanded Mon day after beating the bushes for a mysterious beast frequently re ported in Iowa Chnrles Hobbie international representative of the union de scribed the h u n t as a public service and said it had nothing to do with labor negotiations But E D Kroft personnel man ager of Die plant said the work erf were looking for rewards less animate than a panther A union official said the hunt would continue Tuesday FORMER MAYOR DIES Ranborn services will be held here Wednesday for Sam Omer 69 restaurant owner farmer mayor of Sanborn who died Sunday night AP Whephoto ACCIDENT J Septic 39 driver of an automobile involved in a collision Monday with a car driven by former Sen Harry Darby lies on the ground in Kansas City as an unidentified bystander restrains one of Septics passengers during a fight follow ing the accident Darby who suffered minor injuries was not involved in the fight Miss Mary Bennett also a pas senger in the Septic car said the restrained man was J D Stewart Witnesses said Stewart was enraged when he learned Miss Bennett was injured and knocked Septic down He fell so close to the line of traffic that a motor car left was forced to stop to avoid striking him Democrats Win Fight on Troops to Europe Issue By JACK BELL Washington admin istration wona round Tuesday when the senate agreed to send the troopstoEurope issue to its armed services and foreign rela tions committees The action came on a move by Senator Connally DTex put ting off a vote on a resolution by Senator Wherry of Nebraska the GOP floor leader The resolu tion would record the senate as opposed to President Truman making any commitments of ground forces to the Atlantic Pact defense setup until congress passes on the issue Wherry revised his resolution to require the armed services and foreign relations groups to report back on his troop ban proposal by February 2 However Connally got unani mous Wherrys send the resolution to the two committees without any strings at tached Connally who heads the foreign relations group promised the two committees will act promptly on the matter But he made it clear that they are not bound by the February 2 date nor to the sub stance of Whefrys resolution This left Connally in a position to he has indicated he will substitute resolution to affirm congress approval of the use of American armed forces to help rnan western Europes defenses Wherry who had urged the sen ate earlier to vote up or down his proposed temporary troop ban won only one as signment of the issue to the two committees instead of only to the foreign relations group Hampton Voters OK School Bonds at a special election here Monday favored a 5225000 bond issue for construct ing and equipping schools in Hampton The vote was 354 in favor 138 opposed Two ballots were spoiled The issue will be used to con struct and equip an addition to the Park school building to build and equip a new grade school on the east side and to reconstruct and equip the high school build ing BUI Require Auctioneers to Pass Real Estate Exam DCS Moines bill to re quire auctioneers to pass the same state examination as real estate dealers before they may sell real estate was introduced Tuesday by Reps W H Tate RMason dark H McNeal and H R White Hunt More Victims of Alpine Slide Zurich Switzerland S army occupation troops in Austria joined the search of Alpine moun tain villages and resorts Tuesday for more victims of snow ava lanches that have taken 269 lives in 4 countries Hundreds still are missing The thunder slides brought on by a few days of unseasonably warm weather killed 150 in west ern Austria 8 in Switzerland 29 in Italy and 3 in France U S troops went into action in the Austrian Tyrol where a steady rain and high winds increased the danger of new slides Army bull dozers kept some roads passable for the evacuation of threatened villagers The worst appeared over in Switzerland where temperatures dropped well below freezing The fashionable Swiss resort at Davos filled with hundreds of Americans had a narrow escape from tons of snow that roared down the Alps nearby Swiss army planes dropped food and mail to the isolated vil lage of Zermatt on the Matter horn Tate Offers Bill to Legalize City School Bond Issue Des Moines W H Tate RMason City introduced a bill Tuesday to legalize a Mason City school district bond issue US Cat Is Red Peace Plan a Fake BULLETIN London Minister Attlee admonished the UN Tues day not to take new and im portant decisions on Korea at this stage and Britains house of commons cheered A moment later Conservative Leader Winston Churchill warned the nation not to fall into any serious division in the UN brought about by maneuv ers which are obviously to the interest of soviet Russia By STANLEY JOHNSON Lake Success UN side tracked U S charges of commu nist Chinese aggression Tuesday to study Peipings statement that a Korean ceasefire could be ar ranged at the 1st meeting of a pro posed conference on major far eastern problems Red Chinas clarification its previous answer to the UN ceasefire call read Monday night tc the 60nation political commit tee by Indias Sir Benegal N Rau said 1 A limited cease fire can be agreed on at the first meeting of a 7nation conference which would then proceed to consider the po litical problems of the far east Includes Withdrawal 2 The problems would include steps for withdrawal of all for eign troops including Chinese from Korea and withdrawal of the U S 7th fleet from the Formosa straits 3 The legitimate status of the peoples republic of China in the United Nations must be ensured Rau said he considered this new Red Chinese declaration delivered to Indias ambassador in Peiping satisfied the American and UN de mand for ceasefire first negoti ations afterwards U S Delegate Warren R Austin disagreed and termed it a trans parent effort to divide the free world and to postpone delay procrastinate Britains Sir Gladwyn Jebb saic the Peiping proposals as reported by India appear to come closer to saying yes to the ceasefire proposals He urged that they be given the closest consideration Delay Voted Jebb voted with the majority to delay for 43 Wed nesday consideration of the American demand that the Chi nese communists be denounced as aggressors in Korea Many del egates regarded this 27 to 23 re jection of Austins appeal for im mediate action the worst defea the U S has suffered in the 5 year history of the UN U S sources disputed this view and said they were still confiden their policy eventually would win overwhelming support Agreeing most diplomatic informants saic that after token consideration o the new Peiping communication the majority probably would vote for the American resolution In Mondays vote however the Latin American countries Greece Turkey and the Philippines sluct with the United States Canada France and the Asian Arab bloc and the Scandinavian countries all backed the British Indian plea for close study of the Chinese reds message A big fac tor in their stand obviously was a great fear that the U S is driving her allies perhaps un wittingly towards an allout war with the great land mass of China Yank Planes Win Big Jet Battle Wonju Retaken V W f KOREA Kyongju Pusan AP Wirephoto WERE IN WONJU allied forces retook Wonju white arrow cen ter and pushed 5 miles north of the city The heaviest ground action took place in the Tanyangarea where nearly 3000 red infiltrators were cornered while in the Suwon sector B UN patrols failed to encounter enemy forces Reds were reported massingtroops in Yongwol area and Andong Blast symbol inset map shows an area in North Korea bombed by allied planes Red Supply Lines Overextended General MacArthur Points Out Ask Advance Notice of Teacher Dismissal Des Moines bill to re quire local school boards to give advance notice to teachers before their contracts are terminated in the spring was introduced Tues day by Sens Ralph W Zastrow City and Thomas J Dailey The authors said that under present procedure school boards terminate contracts if they wish and give notice to the teachers later Their measure would re verse the procedure Elthon Sponsors Resolution to Fight Communism Bes Moines Iowa sen ate Tuesday adopted a resolution requesting persons of all religious beliefs and those who do not con form to any creeds to hasten the spiritual advancement of American people by peacefully removing unfoundedhatreds pre judices and fears The resolution which was sent to the house was sponsored by Sen Leo Elthon of Fertile repub lican leader in the senate and the Republican Speaker ProTern Stanley Hart of Keokuk Elthon said that the observance of the resolution was the best way to fifth t communism SAME Bllck doth In put honri MacArthur Needs 75000 Troops Monthly Washington ff Secretary of Defense Marshall said Tuesday the U S troops under General Mac Arthur need 15000 replacements a month and it will be April before his divisions are built up to nor mal strength Marshall testified at hearings by the house armed services commit tee on the defense deparamcnts request for universal military service and training for 18 year olds The department also asks that the length of service by drafted men be extended from 21 months to 27 Marshall noting the military manpower goal is 3462000 by June 30 said we will have to increase our forces beyond this strength if the situation worsens At the same time the army Tuesday bolstered its forces in Germany by extending the foreign service tours of soldiers and offi cers by 6 months Net effect will be to increase the American troops strength in this vital outpost of western Eu ropes defenses Replacements for those soldiers who have completed their prescribed foreign service now will become reinforcements Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Tuesday night with diminishing winds and low near zero Partly cloudy and cold Wednesday with high near 15 Iowa Partly cloudy and much colder Tuesday night diminish ing winds Wednesday mostly fair and colder south and cast Low Tuesday nish zero to 5 below north zero to It above south High Wednesday 10 to 15 above northwest 15 to 20 southeast Further outlook Cloudy with rising temperatures and snow spreading northward over most of the state Thurs day Temperatures Thursday morning ranging from below to 5 above and afternoon highs 25 to 30 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average to 10 degrees above normal Pre cipitation will average one tenth inch or less water content Normal highs 26 north 35 south Normal lows 6 north 14 south Cold Wednesday wanner Thurs day colder again Friday Warm er over the weekend Minnesota Partly clmiriy unri colder Tuesday nifihi Strong northwesterly winds will cause considerable driftingWednes day generally fair and cold Low Tuesday night 1015 be low northwest zero to 5 below southeast High Wednesday 5 above to 5 below north 510 above south IN MASON CITY By EARNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo Douglas Mac Arthur who will be 71 on Friday said in a prebirthday interview Tuesday that he is prepared to spend the rest of his life fighting communism The supreme UN commander who feels that the threat of com munism in either Europe or Asia must be met squarely had a ready reply when I asked him about his plans for the future Without hesitation he replied spend the rest of my life if necessary fighting communism Democracy the American way of the most wonder Jul thing we have and it is worth fighting for when it is threatened Tells Strategy FBI Captures Leland Man in Seattle A nationwide hunt was termi nated Monday night in Seattle when Richard L Drake Leland was captured by FBI agents it was announced by J L Dalton Omaha special agent in charge of the FBI Drake is charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for robbery in connection with the armed robbery of Clarence Hoel Hanlontown farmer near Joice last Feb 14 Hoel said he was robbed of S500 by two gunmen while walking down a lonely country road Oliver J Johnson Forest City later gave himself up to the sher iff at Norlhwood and is now out of prison on bond Drake accused of being the other gunman went The astar general is proud of 8 immedi the way his forces in Korea have t ft th robberv and there stood up against overwhelming odds He discussed his strategy freely I The importance of a supply system has been understood by the two split Johnson later sur every general in every important campaign in history MacArthur said He pointed out that at the Yalu river the border between commu nist Chint and Korea the enemy could supply 1500000 men By the time the enemy supply line reached Pyongyang the North Korean capital MacArthur said it j could support on the front line only 600000 men When it had extended across the 38th parallel the amount reaching the front lines supported still few er fighting forces he said About Even Somewhere when his line is extended the enemys available frontline equipped and supplied ours MacArthur said But he added the enemy still will have the advantage of being I able to move troops from his j sanctuary in Manchuriii to the rendered Worth County Sheriff A J Conner and Worth County Attor ney L E Plummer advised the local FBI agent Tuesday that ex tradition proceedings are being instituted and they plan to bring Drake from Seattle to Northwood later this week for state prosecu tion New Hampton Jail Escapee Caught in Baton Rouge La New Hampton Sheriff Ken neth J Daly left at noon Tues day for Baton Rouge La to get Charles Henry Smothers 19 of by Baton Rouge police Monday on a tip furnished by the FBI Smothers Mas being held in jail here on a grand larceny charge brought by Charles John son farmer near here who al riUIl llll lilt 1 flttll VI I IIV Hi iront lines mucn quicker than UN h a sui Qf and forces could move up fresh troops hi whi MacArthur said his present mis sion in Korea till can end in a dilemma even if the Chinese are pushed all the way back to the YiUi river Until certain political decisions lire made to deal with the overall problem lie paid there is nothing I to keep the Chinese from going i back into Korea every time they are driven out in cash from him while Smothers was in his employ He escaped from jail while awaiting arraignment Upon his return he will also be charged with breaking jail in addition to the other charge against him GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 hi T 13 Precipitation None YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 10 postponed to I eb 5 PROBE POSTPONED Cedar Rapids special Bill Offered to Stabilize Coffee Washington bill direct ing the justice department to stabilize coffee prices was in arand jury investigation of a Cei troduccd Monday by Rep Homer dar Rapids teenage gang has been I D R Ore The same measure died in the last congress 4 Russian Aircraft Shot Down By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo UP Allied forces drove back into the important central front communications hub of Wonju Tuesday grabbed control again of its airstrip and pushed an ar mored patrol 5 miles north of the burnedout city Both Wonju and its airstrip have changed hands repeatedly between small patrol forces of the Chinese communists and UN troops The allies pulled away from the airstrip at dusk Monday but drove back in Tuesday morn ing The tankled column pushing farther north than at any other time since the allies abandoned WonjU to the reds Jan 7 was moving on the road toward Hong chon 20 miles to the north American F84 fighters knocked 4 Russianbuilt MIG15s out of the northwestern Korean skies Tuesday in the biggest jet air bat tle of the war Doff Fight The far east air forces report of the battle said 25 of the 33 Ameri can on a bombingstraf ing attack on Sinuiju airport just south of the Manchurian engaged in a halfhour dog fight with between 18 and 28 enemy fighters The communist planes bearing red stars had been seen coming from the Manchurian sanctuary to tackle the Ameri can jets The Americans claimed 4 en emy planes shot down in flames two other doubtful kills and sev eral others either damaged or shot down The full assessment could not be made until photographs of the streaking air battle could be made The Americans did not re port any losses for themselves The heaviest battle in several days flared 10 miles southeast of Tanyang on the eastern central Korean front U S 7th division doughboys and other allied troops had cornered nearly 3000 red in filtrators and were hammering at them Report 400 Killed Artillery and mortar blasts re verberated against the lofty cold mountains Field reports said 400 of one group of nearly 2000 red infiltrators had been killed in the sharp action Another group of 1000 red Koreans and 200 women also was in the area There was little fighting in any other sector Intelligence reports to U S 8th army headquarters said the Chinese armies in the Seoul area were moving tanks across the Han river south of the burnedout former capital AP Correspondent Tom Brad shaw said the reds were using pontoon bridges across the half frozen river He said also aggres sive allied patrols had pushed well into normal communist sectors in the west and central areas without contacting the reds Tanyang is 37 miles southeast of Wonju The reds near Tanyang poured small arms and heavy weapons Iire into the UN troops Central Buildup AP Correspondent Jim Becker reported two other communist buildups in the central eastern sec tor One was around Yongwol 20 miles northeast of Tanyang The other was near Andong 54 miles north of the old Pusan perimeter pivot point of Taegu About 2500 reds a sizable force of guerrilla type communists were reported there AP Correspondent John Ran dolph at 8th army headquarters said allied patrols knifed Monday into communist lines all across the Korean peninsula from the Yellow sea on the west to the Sea of Japan on the east The 8th army did not give any casualty figures for the American troops fighting south of Tanyang Neither had there been any word from platoon reported ambushed Monday in the east central sector One report said the platoon about 40 men had been wiped out 7Mile Gains Randolph said allied patrols rolled up to 7 miles into the low level land bordering the main road that leads to Osan and Suwon and on to Seoul Patrols that were 6 miles south west f miles south and 6 miles southeast of had not en countered any enemy troops   

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