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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALU NORTH IOWANI NEIGHBORS VOL LVD HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 30 1951 This Paper Consists of Two One No 96 Main Red Force Stalling Allied Advance Fire Razes KSMN Station May BUILDING equipment includingthe ra dio transmitter in the KSMN station east of Mason City was destroyed by the fire which gutted the building Mon GIobeGazette photo by Musser day night The picture taken Tuesday morning shows the charred remains of two rooms Board Fails to Agree on Wage Thaw By HAROLD W WARD Expect UN to Condemn China Reds Lake Success United Rations is expected to name com munist China as an aggressor in stabilization board almost continuous session Tues day but could not agree on how to go about thawing the nation wide wage freeze Emil Rieve president oj the C I O Textile Workers and one of the 3 labor members of the 9 man board came out of the meet ing room shortly after noon and was asked what kind of statement the board expects to issue first I would not know about that he said We havent agreed on anything yet He emphasized the word anything Board Chairman Cyrus S Ching left the meeting earlier and went across town to the of fice of Economic Stabilizer Eric Johnston They made no state ment afterward Meantime the office of price stabilization OPS also worked on a series of new orders Ask Profit Margin A new margin of profit sys tem of price controls was advanced as one way to replacethe dead halt ordered last Fridayon price markups Price Administrator Michael V DiSalle said the plan under which sellers would have to peg prices at cost plus a fixed margin of profit might be ordered by the end of the week The plan DiSalle said he is con sidering would limit profit mar gins all along the line from manu Korea facturer to retailer The Friday sponsored by n price order fixed ceilings at the highest level between Dec 19 and Tuesday 12 weeks after MacArthur first reported Chinese red forces had entered the fight Russia and Poland served no tice they would speak in the 60 nation political committee against such condemnation and India warned that passage of the U S resolution would end all hope of a peaceful settlement in the far east The protracted debate brought about a great seesaw of opinion Dut ended Monday with 43 coun ries including Britain lined up behind the United States This is many more than needed for pas sage of the resolution The U S put all the pressure at its command including a state ment by President Truman and resolutions by the house and sen ate into the drive to label the communist Peiping regime an ag gressor Chief opposition came from the soviet bloc which maintains tha the U S is the aggressor agains Korea and China and from In dia which fears a sharp word to the Chinese reds may set off World war III India sparked a drive to push Through a resolution calling1 for another peace appeal to Peiping The Chinese communists have al ready rejected 3 previous such offers Sir Senegal N Rau chief In dian delegate said Monday re usal to pass his resolution co Foreign Policy Major Issue in 1952 Taft By JACK BELL Washington re publicans Monday night predicted victory in 1952 and Senator Taft ROhio picked foreign policy as the major issue in the presidential Jan 25 Wages were sealed at Jan 25 levels Asks Patience In the middle of the struggle for an orderly retreat from the tem porary wageprice freeze Cyrus wage stabilization board chairman called on the public to have patience So much more progress can be made he said if the 9 wage ex perts could be left alone How ever the 1st wave of mail after the Friday order wasnt moun tainous Most of it was from po licemen firemen school teachers and others who wondered whether their wages were to be stabilized Answer to Come Soon The answer will coine in one of the earliest statements of the board Wages and salaries of the 4000000 federal state and city employes arc fixed by legislation and ordinances and therefore thev were left out of the general stabilization war II program in World Most observers thought the gen eral formula for future wage in creases would allow boosts of up to 10 per cent above Jan 15 1950 levels But industry members of the board were inclined to figure the pattern of 1950 wage increases at 59 per cent instead of 10 That left the decision in the hands of Ching Clark Kerr and John T Dunlop the 3 public rep resentatives on the panel Theyve been trying to work up a com promise which could be passed on to Eric Johnston economic stabil izer as a unanimous policy form ula tions would close the door to a peaceful solution AF to Begin Calling Iowa Area Reserves Oklahoma City reserv ists officers and airmen assigned to the 10state Oklahoma City air materiel area will be placed on active duty soon Maj Gen F S Borum Tinker air force base com mander said Monday About 400 airmen and 30 officers in organized air reserve units now training on weekends at Tinker and an unannounced number of mobilization assignees and inac tive reservists of the air materiel command will get orders The reservists will 1st be called to active duty for a 5day period for physical examinations review of records and reclassification This will be done between Feb 15 and March 15 After the 5day processing each reservist will return to his home and be given a minimum of 30 days before he received his orders for extended active duty Borum said the 30day waiting period can be waived if the re servist wishes to go to active duty sooner The Oklahoma City air materiel area includes Nebraska Kansas Dklahoma northeast Texas Ar kansas Missouri Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin and Illinois DIES IN AUTO CRASH Dunlap Hill 59 Woodbine was injured fatally Monday night in a twocar col lision near Dunlap race Taft regarded as a leading candidate for the GOP nomina tion told more than 2000 party members here that the peoples concern over international affairs may well be the determining factor in next years elections Taft spoke at a rally at which new republican members of con gress joined with others in pre dicting the party would win con trol of congress and the white house in 1952 Urges Fighting Campaign Urging a fighting campaign against the democrats Senator Duff RPa summed up the views of most of the speakers when he shouted Give em hell and well have the whole works in 1952 Accusing the Truman adminis tration of wavering uncertainty in dealing with other nations Taft told cheering republicans We must meet headon 1 any truckling to communist sym pathizers in the United States 2 any appeasement of Russia which is likely to lead to more aggression 3 any waste of our resources with the idea that we can buy nations and 4 any dis sipation of American resources that will weaken the American people Cant Run World Taft said most Americans want an allpowerful air force and complete control of the sea and air to protect our own safety He added however They know as well as anyone else that we can not assume to run the world The Ohioan has opposed send ing a large land army to Europe but has said he would support a move to dispatch a limited num ber of American divisions to help man western defenses there Quiz Spry on License of AntiFreeze Des Moines An hour and Clarion OKs Franchises to Power Firm special measures involving gas and electric fran chises for the Iowa Public Service company to operate in Clarion were passed by the voters at an election here Monday a half of questioning of Secre 4ar of Agriculture Clyde Sprj Monday by an Iowa house in vestigating committee failed ti shed any new light on his licen sing of a saltb a s e antifreeze known as P60 However Spry said under ques tioning that he had written evi dence showing that he had planned to discharge acting State Chemist Mrs Esther Johnson be fore the antifreeze controversy came up Mrs Johnson and her assistant Clarence E Miller who refused to approve the antifreeze were fired at the height of the contro versy Millers discharge later was rescinded but he quit any way Sprys testimony much of it un der sharp questioning by Rep John A Walker followed the same general lines of an Iowa legislative interim committee hearing of Spry last month The interim committee went into the licensing matter follow ing considerable criticism of Spry over a period of several weeks It recommended that the license be withdrawn and Spry did so But several mem bers of the house were not satis fied and got house permission for the probe Some chemists hold that the saltbase antifreeze solutions are injurious gines to motor vehicle en Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy and not quite so cold Wednesday Low Tuesday night 1015 below High Wednesday 5 above I o w a Considerable cloudiness with slowly moderating tem peratures Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night about 15 below north zero to 5 below south High Wednesday 5 above north 10 above south FiveDay Outlook Temperatures will average 10 to 15 degrees below normal Normal highs 27 north 36 south Normal lows 9 above north 17 south Much below normal temperatures will continue throughout the period with only slight moderation Wednesday Turning colder Thursday and Friday Precipi tation will average of an inch as snow mostly in north Broadcasts Resume Wednesday Nora Springs and Plymouth Firemen Out in 20 Degrees Fire destroyed the transmitter building and equipment of radio station KSMN 5 miles east of Mason City on highway 18 Mon day evening as the Nora Springs and Plymouth fire departments battled the flames in 20 below weather Loss was estimated at between and by Robert Carson station manager The cause was undetermined Carson stated the station may be back on the air Wednesday morning providing emergency equipment can be supplied by that time The fire was discovered by a passing motorist about p m He notified Clarence Schlosser a neighbor to summon aid The Nora Springs unit arrived first and at 9 p m the Plymouth de partment was on its way The fire was outside Mason City and the fire department did not an swer the call The blaze was not under con trol until midnight and firemen were still working at 2 a m The tower lights went out at and the civil aeronautics association was notified to warn aircraft fly ing over the area The building will not be usable gain except on a temporary asis Carson said Everything was ruined he said including the JL other technical transmitter equipment The heat was so in tense that keys on typewriters were melted off KSMN was not on the airat the time and no one was in the build ing It operates on a daytime schedule only The stationfor merly had broadcasting studios in the transmitter building before moving to present studios in the Weir building at 5 Await Farm Price Report Washington government srice report was due to show late Tuesday whether any additiona major farm products have reached evels at which price ceilings can legally be fixed Under a price freeze order is sued Friday only cotton wool rice cottonseed beef cattle veai calves lambs and hogs were de clared to have reached ceiling evels The order however did not jlace ceilings on these or any arm products themselves but anly on foods and materials pro cessed from them Few if any additional farm lommodities were expected to be idded to the minimum ceiling list The bulk of agricultural products s selling below levels at which hey can be controlled under erms of the law despite an over 11 increase of 16 per cent in farm prices during the last half of 1950 AP Wirephoto SPOT COMMUNIST communist con voys broken black arrows were spotted in the Huichon Sariwon and Wonsan areas of North Korea headed for the battlefront On a 40mile front extending from Suwon to Yoju arrows allied troops edged closer Tues day to the main communist forces in western Korea against light to moderate resistance Naval forces in cluding battleship Missouri ship symbols right and carrier based planes bombarded Kansong north of the 38th parallel On the west coast another naval task force poured shells into Inchon and inland toward Seoul ittle comfort It said temperatures would average 10 to 15 degrees below normal in Iowa during the next 5 days A slight modera ion will take place Wednesday he weather bureau said and then by a vote of 891 to 321 and the by 900 to 322 The 3rd measure is an agree ment whereby the company will construct a modern street lighting system for Clarion and pay the city in full settlement of alleged claims of the city against the company The vote on this measure was 886 to 326 PADEREWSKI RANCH SOLD San Luis Obispo Cal ate Polish pianist Ignace Jan aderewskis 2500acre ranch near aso Robles Cal has been sold by he county public or administrator Minnesota cloudy with slowly moderating temperatures Tuesday night and Wednesday Occasional light snow north por tion Low 1020 below High Wednesday around zero IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 9 Minimum 24 At 8 a m 18 YEAR Maximum Minimum 5 IS VA to Close Office Here Washington veterans administration says it is going to close 321 of its offices including 10 in Iowa because of budget ary limitations One of these is in Mason City The offices affected the VA said Monday will be those in which only one contact representative is assigned The closing however will affect more than 321 employes because representatives of other VA services also are assigned to these offices The offices will be closed April 1 the VA said in order that em ployes may be paid for accumu lated annual leave out of curren funds Other offices to be closed in owa are those at Burlington Dav nport Fort Dodge Sioux City Cedar Rapids Dubuque Iowa City Ottumwa and Waterloo Has 43 Report Low 24 Here Mason City still shivered in th rip of a cold wave with a read ng of 24 degrees below zero a ts coldest early Tuesday and 1 degrees below at 8 a m The 24 reading was at th iCGLO transmitter station Th Mason City municipal airpor reading was 26 The warmes reported here anytime Monda was 9 below Decorah reported a record 4 jelow Tuesday morning the cold est temperature in more than 10 rears of weather records Th Decorah low was just 4 degree away from Iowas alltime of 47 at Washta in Cheroke county Coldest Since 1912 The Washta mark was set ir anuary 1912 Most of the north east Iowa records which were nattered Tuesday morning hac een set on that same occasion Readings of 40 below zero were recorded Tuesday at Elkaderanc at the Howard County Exper imental farm near Cresco The bitter cold caused Ken sett and Little Cedar schools to call off classes for the day The Milwaukee Roads No 11 from Chicago encountered cold and snow in Wisconsin and eastern Iowa and was not expected to arrive in Mason City until after noon The Little Comfort weather bureau offered t will turn colder Thursday and Friday About an inch of snow mostly in northern Iowa is like ly in the 5day period At Lone Rock in southwestern Wisconsin the official weather observer said a low of an esti mated 53 degrees below zero oc curred early Tuesday The official reading was 45 because the Lone Rock thermometer doesnt go any lower than that Cars Still Run Cars pushing or pulling other cars were among the trade marks of the bitter cold but Elkader re ported that cars are still running despite the 40 below zero weath er Residents at Elkader also said they dared to walk only a couple of blocks without ducking inside for warmth lest they suffer from freezing Fires resulting from overheat ed heating systems were one o the chief hazards of the extrem cold Iowas fire death toll in the ast 3 days mounted to 7 Other low temperatures re sorted in Iowa include Dubuque 25 Waukon 31 Spencer 19 Des Moines 8 Iowa City 17 anc Burlington 7 Bill Permits Raise n Teachers Pay Des Moines Sioux Citys wo state representatives have on ile in the house Tuesday a bill esigned to permit raises for chool teachers in districts which o not have money immediately vailable for raises Under the measure school dis ricts would be allowed to issue uticipatory tax warrants The bill rould permit the boards to include levy of up to 2 mills to pay off Spot Enemy Movements Toward Line Navy Joins in Barrage Against North Korea Town By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo spear heading the allies limited of fensive were slowed to a crawl by diehard red resistance Tues day An officer said they appar ently hit the main enemy force arrayed along the frozen western Korean warfront On the east coast UN naval power hurled hot steel and bombs into a North Korean town from carrierbased planes and big guns of warships Hundreds of enemy supply ve hicles were seen in North Korea moving southward toward the western battle line Forward UN units in the west ern sector advanced laboriously only a few hundred yards on the 6th day of their northward limited offensive Well Dug In A regimental officer told As sociated Press Correspondent Jirn Becker I think weve hit their main defense line On the flank however gains up to 6 miles were recorded An enemy division may be man ning the red offense line on the western half of the 40rnile front Theyre well dug in and de termined to stay Lt Col Bern ard Peeters of Park Falls Wis executive officer of a spearhead regiment told Becker Advance allied units he added were suf fering their heaviest casualties of the offensive but thesewere far below the terrific losses being in flicted on the enemy Red Artillery Active For the 2nd straight day Chi nese artillery pounded away at UN positions 9 miles northwest of Suwon About 100 rounds were fired Tuesday Seven miles north west of Suwon American units were fired on by reds in well hidden caves and made only a small advance Air and artillery is pouring ih there said Peeters but the doughboys still have to go in there and dig them out one by one Maj Gen Edward M Almond U S 10th corps commander on the central front told a news con ference the North Korean 5th corps is poised for an attack on allied forces He added We are ready for He said his troops had wiped out the Korean reds 2nd corps Patrol Is Rescued One 45man allied patrol en tirely surrounded by a Chinese communist battalion Monday 18 miles northwest of Wonju was rescued Tuesday by another UN Datrol after 15 hours of arduous fighting The battleship Missouri and a heavy naval attack force teamed vith carrierbased planes to plas er the Korean east coast town of ansong 25 miles north of paral el 38 The navys east coast bombard ment was called the heaviest of ecent months A spokesman said he warrants Only those and highway bridges were the with insufficient funds to financePrinciPal targets an immediate raise would be per1 A naval release late Tuesday mitted to make the levy said the battleship Missouri alone SAME flat mrint no irsffU 4ealk ti AP Wirephoto HEADING FOR A infantrymen slog their way into Yongin north of Suwon Saturday during United Nations advance towards red lines around Seoul Com munist resistance stiffened in this area Tuesday as the allies edged closer to the main communist forces in western Korea Jr If   

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