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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS M E I G H 0 R S VOL LVI1 Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY ZT This Paper Consists of Two One No Rationing P d in New C s a GlobeGazette photo by Musser SNAPS OFF TELEPHONE impact of this car as it slid off an icy curve Friday night on highway 65 near the beet sugar factory here broke off the 4way tel ephone pole After the car was removed the pole hung suspended in the air by the wires Driver of the car was Robert W Sommerfeld 9 Jefferson N W who was driv ing south He told a deputy sheriff that the car went out of control when it hit snow and ice on a curve in the road It slid into the right hand ditch and backed into the pole Iowa Quota Jumps to 24 When AF Enlistments Open Des Moines ff When air force enlistments reopen on Feb 1 Iowa will have a daily quota of 24 men it was reported Friday The Des Moines air force re cruiting station will process 21 of the total with Omaha Neb pro cessing the other 3 Sioux City and Council Bluffs recruiting substations will send enlistees to Omaha with the other 20 Iowa substations sending en listees to Des Moines Des Moines officers said pro cessing actually will begin here next Wedneday with the 1st group being sent that night to Lackland Tex air force base Enlistments which had been unlimited were cut off in mid January A record rush of en listees overcrowded the Lackland base only air force training cen ter in operation at the present time BULLETIN PEACE DOOR OPEN Lake Success N Y The United States told the UN Saturday that its resolution to brand communist China as an aggressor holds the door open for a peaceful settlement Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and colder Saturday night and Sun day with occasional light snow Wind diminishing Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 1015 below High Sundaj zero to 5 below Iowa Drifting snow north portion diminishing Saturday night Mostly cloudy and colder Satur day night and Sunday with occa sional snow flurries Low Sat urday night 515 below in north zero to 8 below south High Sun day zero to 5 below north zero to 5 above south Northnorth westerly winds about 15 m p h Further outlook Con turned cold Monday with th possibility of light snow Minnesota Mostly cloudy an colder with a few snow flurrie Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 2030 be low north 515 below south High Sunday 10 below north below south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 13 Minimum At 8 a m 5 Precipitation 08 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rebuff of Taft Reported by More ie May Not Speak Des Moines Jake More tate democratic chairman said aturday he has heard reports lat Senator Taft ROhio may efuse to address the Iowa GOP undraising dinner Feb 13 be ause the Iowa legislature has ailed to invite him to address oint session A joint resolution to invite senator Taft was read in the ouse this week but failed to be dopted More saia For some eason it was not acted upon This was a direct slap in the face f Senator Taft More said he understands Taf s indignant but commented tha the sentiment of the Iowa housi s in reality the sentiment of Iowa epublicans generally In fact Harrison Spanglei GOP national comrnitteemar rom Iowa is about the only Taf man in high republican circles in his state More said innish Field Marshal Is in Grave Condition Switzerland rmnish Field Marshal Carl Gus av Mannerheim was in grave condition Saturday and his doctor a cancer specialist ordered heart to keen him alive at West Point West Point Dwigh D Eisenhower landed Saturday at Stewart air force base near here eturning from a 21day military act finding tour of western lurope Eisenhower supreme command er of western European forces p Vorth Atlantic treaty nations will pend the next 4 days at the United States Military academy He will leave Wednesday for Washington to report on how h ound western Europes defenses Eisenhower stepped down th ramp of his plane smiling and waving his hat to photographers He scooped up his grandson Dwight David and kissed his wif who were among the welcoming party Eisenhower later posed fo photographers but declined to tall o newsmen and went immedi ately to West Point where he wil stay at the Thayer hotel on th post Korean Shore Party Raids Inchon Two Important Cities Taken in Broad Allied Advance Tokyo South Korean sailors drove ashore at Inchon in the cold gray dawn Saturday and raided the port of Seoul for 4 hours To the east allied tanks and troops drove through ankle deep snow within less than 13 air line miles of the old South Korean capital The tank column leading off two allied corps of American Turkish British and South Ko rean foot soldiers thrust miles north of Suwon site of Koreas best airfield At its northernmost point of advance the column was only 14 road by Seoul No Chinese The South Korean commando illed 40 red Koreans at Inchon nd captured two They met no hinese The raiders swarmed ashore nder the guns of the American ruiser St Paul the Canadian estroyer Cayuga and the U estroyer Hank The swiftstriking raiders suf ered no casualties The northward thrust along the nain road to Seoul Heartbreak ighway began Thursday morn ng Two U S 8th army le 1st and off in a mited offensive and recaptured uwon and Kumyangjang An AP field dispatch said the olumn was meeting only moder te resistance Allied troops forgec head along a 40 mile front We have hit fairly good enemy ositions but apparently have no et run into their main line o esistance a divisional officer aid Joins South American Tour Washington Bourk B Hickenlooper RIowa ar ranged Friday to join a large U delegation which will fly to Ri De Janeiro aboard the Independ ence to attend the inauguratio of Brazilian President Getuli Vargas Jan 31 The Independence Presiden Trumans personal plane wi leave Washington Sunday morn ing and arrive in Rio Monday aft ernoon FATALLY INJURED Stuart W Peterso 56 of Omaha was injured fatal Friday night in a eartruck coll iion on highway 6 here rance Germany Bury Hatchet n Building AllEurope Army Chinese from 3 divisions of the eds 50th army corps were en ountered in the Kumyangjang chon area from 11 to 24 mile ast of Suwon Friday allied soldiers made the iggest bayonet charge of the Ko ean war storming up Hill 15 miles south of the air base town luwon When they finished taking th lill they counted nearly 50 Dodies of reds sprawled in ankle of the flash ng bayonets planes and artil ery Sixty red defenders of the hil were taken prisoner Driven Out Bugleblowing reds were re pulsed Friday night 6 miles wes of Suwon Inside the warwrecke own red infiltrators attacke with burp guns and small arm but were driven out Another 200 reds were slain i he allied occupation of Kum rangjang 11 miles southeast o Suwon Navy Corsair plane helped the attackers put down stiff resistance from grenade lurling communists Thirteen miles northeast o Kumyangjang Inchon was in al lied hands but a fight was i progress 3 to 5 miles southwest o that road hub At last report TO forces were eliminating resistanc by two red battalions Warships guns kept poundin away at Seouls port of Inchon miles northwest of the alhe spearhead beyond Suwon Allied patrols were on th prowl all across the Korean pen insula South of Yongwol in the centr sector AP Correspondent Tom Stone said the UN troops an planes have reduced 3 infiltratin North Korean divisions by 50 pe cent This force recently was est mated at about 20000 AP Wirephoto WAGE FREEZE ANNOUNCED WITH GRINS Wage Chief Cyrus Ching right and Price Director Mi chael DiSalle appear to be amused with newsmens ques tions in Washington as Ching talks into the microphone announcing the order which freezes wages at the highest level they reached in the Dec 25 Jan 25 period Ching told reporters a wage order with more flexibility will be hammered out WagePrice Freeze Set as Temporary StopGap By MAX HALL Washington government Friday night ordered an immediate freeze of prices and wages rnfajav Wages were stabilized at rates in effect last Thursday midnight prices at their highest levels during the period of Dec 19 1950 to Jan 25 1951 Price Stabilizer Michael V DiSalle said that rationing is not planned in the near future and maybe not at all longexpected price and wage freeze is designed as a temporary dam against inflation to be maintained until permanent ceiling formulas can be drawn up Officials turned Saturday to the mountainous task ol making it work The office of price stabilization headed by DiSalle sent an SOS to the for all as By DEWITT MACKENZIE AF Foreign Affairs Analyst Western Europe Friday gave urther dramatic evidence of its eightening fears of war and of s grim determination to meet ny assault headon with battle ags flying France appealed to the coun ries of western Europe to muster leir soldiers into one army in ne uniform to withstand one nemy This force would be in jnded to fit into the Eisenhower ommand under the Atlantic pact Ian Across the English channel Jritish Prime Minister Attlee yarned his people that they must arepare for further serious sac ifices for defense against Russian mperialism Churchills Idea The idea of a European army was advanced originally by form er British Prime Minister Win ton Churchill at a council o Europe meeting In Strasbourg las August France now has furthered he proposal by inviting the na ions of western Europe to mee n Paris Feb 6 to discuss imple menting the project In issuing the call the French government made a move which may well influence the history o Surope Her invitation was sent to ler former bitter many that is to the Republic o West Germany And a West Ger man government source in Bonn said the invitation was bound tr je accepted France and Germany friends jurrendering sovereignty to th extent of fighting under a singl command To those of us wb have had intimate acquaintanc with the bitter hatreds between Jiese two great countries this i an astonishing development If France and Dury the hatchet Germany and work can to fo gether then there are hopes general peace some day No Individual Army Of course we shouldnt over look that the creation of such common army would in itself b a safeguard against strife betwee any of the western European na and Germany fo instance The obvious reason i that under this project the nation wouldnt have individual armie with which to fight Prime Minister Attlees warnin to his people was made in a speec which evidently was an eyeopen er for a program which he expec to propose in parliament nex week Defense spending for th next 2 or 3 years may run to th equivalent of Attlee charged that Russi doesnt want things to settle down Her policy seems rather to be 1 foment trouble Our way of lif SAME S4 HOLD BAND MATERIALS CLINIC directors from more than 30 North Iowa towns met for an allday band materials clinic at Mason City Music hall Saturday The predicted snow storm kept some from appearing at the morning session but more were expected for the after noon Contest material was read and the local band played the new material presented This was the 1st of 2 clinics GlobeGazette photo by Sorlien sponsored by local directors Paul W Behm instrumental and Paul V Nissen vocal The vocal materials clinic will be held here next Saturday The Mason City Chamber of Commerce provided the luncheon at Music hall prepared and served by the Music Mothers association which also helped with registration V in danger The communist aim the destruction of all creeds iat believe in freedom Russian Might The prime minister then flung ome staggering figures at soviet yarpower at his audience Said e The Soviet Union today has 175 ctive divisions with supporting rtillery These divisions include nechanized and tank divisions omprising 25000 tanks She has n all 2800000 men under arms nd this number could be doubled n mobilization She has an air orce of nearly 20000 aircraft and le largest submarine fleet in the world yet she is threatened by no FBI and other bureaus help in enforcement President Truman ordered federal agencies to pitch in needed Try to Enforce One official said the OPS plans a ruthless enforcement effort at the outset Oddly at the same time the OPS enforcement chief suddenly resigned He is Rear Admiral John H Hoover retired naval of ficer His reason for quitting was not clear and repeated phone calls to his home got no answer Another official somewhat hesi tantly quoted Hoover as saying he had completed his job of set ting up the enforcement organi zation The twin freezes were welcom ed by many men in congress and in labor leaders raised a big protest over the wage freeze They want flexible con trols that will permit lagging wages to catch up ing is not planned in the near fu ture and maybe not at all For violating the price and wage orders a person can be fined Up to imprisoned up to one year or both He is also liable to lawsuits DiSalle and Ching announced the freeze orders at a hastily called news conference There was fantastic confusion The doors were left open and re porters plunged in andout tele phoning scraps of information to their offices Photographers stood on chairs The noise was so great that many reporters could not hear DiSalle and Ching Mad House At this time there were no cop ies of the orders available So the scene shifted to Temporary Building E where the price and wage agencies are located The corridors were thronged with newsmen A force of 15 dogtired the mimeograph room tV The wage stabilization board which didnt order the wage freeze and took no responsibility for it renewed its work Saturday flexible formula to replace on a the freeze Atomic Test Explosion at Las Vegas Las Vegas Nev UR An atomic test explosion was set off at the proving grounds 45 miles rom here early Saturday and ome residents said they had felt and seen it The atomic energy commission announced at Washington that the explosion was one of the periodic ests of atomic weapons sched uled to be staged at the proving ground The fringe of the 5000 squaremile proving ground is 45 miles from this southern Nevada City Three employes of the Las Vegas ReviewJournal reported that they felt the concussion of the blast or saw the super solar light gener ated by the explosion Felt Concussion Ronald Gardner a circulation man said he felt the concussion III setting nearly exhausted officials gave out the news of the freezes In a Turbulent dramatic and turbulent process lasted in piecemeal The c from 6 p m until nearly oclock Saturday morning The price freeze does not ap ply to all prices A long list pi items including many foods will still have leeway to rise But most prices were frozen at the highest level of the period from Dec 19 through Jan 25 day before yesterday Since very few things have dropped in price during that period the general effect is to freeze Jan 25 prices Wages and salaries were simply frozen as of Jan 25 and no ex emptions were listed in the order Thus the wage board was under frightful pressure for speed Act Quickly Officials believe that the faster the board completes its general wage policy the better chance ol keeping labormanagement peace Board Chairman Cyrus S Ching told reporters Now well be forced to act as quickly as pos iabored to produce copies of the orders Two employes were re ported to have collapsed while do ing this work The text was danded out in installments There was a mob scene every time a new sheaf of pages was brought out Price experts were revising and rewriting parts of the order even as it was being issued As for the wage freeze John ston insisted on getting it out si multaneously with the price or der The defense production act requires wage stabilization when ever there is price control Ghings position is that stabili zation means stable production as well as stable wages He wants to avoid strikes He believes that a wage control policy will be in and placed the time at about a m Dick Tinch a pressman and Marvin Martin a circulation worker said they saw the sky light up to the east It looked like a big flash Martin said Then it was gone almost right away The commission announced on Jan 11 that nuclear explosions would be set off from time to time at the 5000squaremile Las Vegas reservation for test pur poses with a view to speeding development of atomic weapons Saturdays atomic blast appar ently was the 1st A dry run was staged Jan 24 to check instru mentation and other preparations for the real test now under way The Jan 24 detonation was is it was not an atomic blast Saturdays how ever was the real thing The super solar light generated by the burst lighted the sky so brilliantly that residents of south unless labor agree on it and He man could effective agement not get the 3 labor members ol his 9man board to vote for a freeze and thats why the wage order had to be signed by John ston Yet officials hoped that freeze would not cause interrup tions to production if the board can agree on a wage formula within a few days One problem is coal John L Lewis and the coal operators have signed agreements for a wage raise effective Feb 1 This would be banned under the present freeze But a flexible formula conceivably would permit the raises to take effect sible Ching freeze to announced the wage the press but he was ern Utah scores of miles away saw the flash They also reported rumblings the muffled sound of the distant blast 1st Since 1945 The Las Vegas atomic tests are the 1st held in this country since July 16 1945 when historys first experimental Abomb explosion was staged in the New Mexican desert near Alamogordo Since then 7 other U S A bombs have been exploded Two were used in World war II against Japan Two more were exploded in the Bikini tests of 1946 and 3 ere detonated at the Eniwetok proving ground in the Pacific in the spring of 1948 The Nevada tests are designed to speed development of new kinds of atomic weapons particularly special purpose Abombs capable of being delivered by planes smaller than the B29 or B36 They also arc expected to speed perfection of atomic warheads for careful to point out that it was signed by Economic Stabilizer Eric Johnston who handed him the order just 10 minutes before the announcement was made Di Salles and Chings agencies are technically branches of Johnstons economic stabilization agency and they are subject to his policy de cisions The price freeze is only a stop gap too and will melt gradually away as soon as separate orders can be prepared for various kinds of goods The only separate orders now in existence are on automobiles and hides But plenty more orders are coining Edward Phelps assistant price director said that within 30 days most retailers and some will be under new order controlling their sales mar gins Farm Items Exempt The freeze order does not apply to farm prices on live animals and other raw unprocessed goods But certain foods like beef veal lamb and pork come under the is the processor the wholesaler must keep the least for the time being On most foods however prices receill can be raised all the way to the of 400 WUIW13 consumer whenever necessary to Thursday these employes various pieces missiles and artillery and price the retailer as it is at Oliver Plant Workers on New Strike Charles City xvork ers at the Oliver Corp plant here were on strike Saturday The workers members of the United Electrical Workers union voted the strike Friday Picket lines were estab lished The plant normally does not operate Saturday and Sunday The strike vote climaxed un successful efforts by the farm equipment plants management and union representatives to reach a settlement of union griev ances a total would of be Union leaders said about 2000 employes idled The dispute between union ana management had resulted in two walkouts in recent weeks The foundry remained closed the the workers would hunt for f This referred to a large black ani mal reported seen in this vicinity recently The foundry has a force 1st 3 days of this week after union announced the plant take off on a black panther reflect a rise in the farmers price Some examples Bread eggs poul try fresh vegetables peanuts oranges A number of items are specif ically exempted from price con trols by the defense production act For example professional fees insurance rates freight and passenger rates utility rates real estate prices and prices of news papers books magazines motion pictures theater tickets and ad vertising rates charged by radio and television stations Rents Exempt Rents are not controlled under this order but many areas of the country are still under federal or state rent controls DiSalle said there are plenty of goods in this country and ration turned to duty as a management union conference sought to dis cuss the grievances presented by the union The week before the foundry was shut down a day over the dispute The grievances originated over a union protest on a piecerate retiming study but complaints broadened later to include charges of speedup discrimination against union shop stewards and dis crimination against some offict workers KILLED ON HIGHWAY Oskaloosa Kriegel 27 of MarshalHown was injured fatally and 3 other men were hos pitalized after a traffic accident in Beacon Friday night 9t   

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