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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette February 17, 1951

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAMfc THAT MAKES ALL NORTH lOWANt NEIQHtORS VOL LVlT and United Prew Full Lent MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17 1951 This Paper Consists of Two One HOME EDITION niiiir NO m Believe Stalin Talk Designed to Split Allies ROBERT E JACKSON London diplomatic quarters said Satur day that Soviet Premier Josef Stalins blast at Britain ap peared designedto intimidate the Attlee government and split the western powers In the absence of any official western reaction they spec ulated that Stalm was trying to stack the cards in the krera 1m s favor at the proposed big 4 meeting and at the same time weaken Britains sup port of the United State strong antiRussian stand Stalin called British Prime Min ister Clement R Attlee a liar ii an interview published by the of ficial Moscow newspaper Pravd and broadcast by radio Moscow early Saturday He said Attlee lied when he toll commons last Monday that Rus sia not only had not demobilizec Its army but was constantly in creasing its armed forces Attlee Lied Highlights of Stalins remarks Included demobilized its troop after the war and could not hav launched its current reconstruc tion program if it were rearming lied about Russiain an attempt to bring Britain the new world war being or ganized by the ruling circles o the United States world war is no yet inevitable but may become so if the warmongers succeed entangling the people in lies masses of the Korean war will end in the defeat of the UN intervention ists unless the United States and Britain accept communist Chinas terms for peace UN has become an organization for the Americans and is dooming itself to disinte gration Tied to Defense Diplomatic observers noted par ticularly that the interview fol lowed closely Britains announce ment of a 3year defense program and the recall to service of 23S000 army reservists It also came while the western powers were putting the final touches to their reply to the latest Russian note on a proposed big 4 foreign ministers meeting The 1st reaction in London was that Stalins charges made a 4 power meeting all the more de sirable if only to clear the air But other capitals notably Paris thought the soviet premiers state ment posed new obstacles to such conference Attlee himself was not available for comment on Stalins charge that he had lied about Russia However the Daily Herald organ of the government labor party called the charge too grotesque to call for refutation Wont Succeed Labor party circles also sai that if Russia were trying to in timidate the government an strengthen the partys pacifist lef wing it would not have much sue cess More likely they said the state ment would arouse British ire The reaction in other worl capitals included Paris wer pessimistic about chances for a bi 4 meeting The rightwing auror asked how Stalin could hope Report Boston Postal Fraud Took Millions Boston can a post office clerk bask in sunny Florida and sort mail in frigid Boston at the same time Thats just one of the questions puzzling postal inspectors as they dig into a payroll padding scheme which is said to have defrauded the government of millions of dollars Tennyson Jefferson chief postal inspector for the New England re gion will say only that 10 mem bers of his staff are investigat ing the situation at Bostons big south postal annex The probe was touched off 10 days ago when Jeffersons men swooped down on the annex sealed off exits and lished reports 28 work TS whose time cards were punched were not in the building An estimated 200 employes were reported involved in a racket said o work like this Instead of reporting for duty he worker would go to his other ob or just loaf His tune card would be punched in by a fellow employe for 3 a day or a flat per week One clerk was reported vaca ioning in Florida while his card vas being punched regularly An other was said to have amassed a 125000 bank account although clerks salaries range from o a bit over annually The night the raiders arrived hey are reported to have found me clerk with time cards of 10 ellow workers in his pocket At east one of these substitute card iunchers was said to have picked Chinese Repulsed by Infantry Counterattack After UN Line Dented 10 Miles in Hill Scrap ITS GREAT TOSEE Vivian Carver 29 manicurist who has been nearly blind since she was 5 years old puts on makeup as she watches herself in a mirror in Chicago Miss Carver had the sight of her right eye re stored in a delicate cornea transplant Nov 30 at Pasavant hospital She saw clearly for the 1st time 10 days ago when the bandages were removed She is the daughter of a Wheatland Iowa publisher Seek Way to Call Back Labor Heads Unions Accused of Seeking New Wage Increases By MAX HALL AVashington Governmen leaders groped Saturday for way and means of bringing labor lead ers back into the wage contro program from which they walked in a rage Industry leaders accused the One Killed Another Hurt in 40Foot Fall Asks Walkout up over the past year by Unching in for others t confer with those countrie which he accuses in so brutal manner Stockholm liber al newspaper Dagens Nyheter sai Stalins attack on Attlee was an attempt to divide Britain and th United States by belaboring tha part of British opinion which stil is faltering Lake sources saw Stalins remarks as a warning tha the UN could have peace in Korea only on Chinas terms Girls Murder Yarn Unveiled as Hoax Los Angeles UR Police de bated Saturday whether to file charges against Rebecca Adams 28 for falsely telling officers thai two Texas badrnen killed her gir friend and fled with the body in their car Capt Elaine Steed chief of the police homicide detective bureau said the girls story was a hoax and that she had told similar tales when arrested in other cities She told police she and a girl friend met the two men several weeks ago on a blind date in Amarillo Tex The four of them traveled to the coast she said the other woman was killed in an argument Sparkman Asks Concentration on Land Reform DCS Moines atten tion to land reform can be the most powerful single impediment to the growth of communism among the hundreds of millions of the worlds unfortunate and povertyridden peoples Senator man was instant ly killed and another seriously in jured when they fell 40 feet from a scaffold while they were work ing on the new mill being built by the Iverson Construction company of St Paul for the Farm ers Cooperative elevator shortly before noon Saturday Neal Zunkle about 40 single was killed and Russell Brooks was believed to have suffered internal injuries Both men lived in trailer houses here while working for the company Zunkles home was a Laurens Brooks was bleeding from the mouth and was believed to have had internal injuries He spoke a few words but became uncon scious and was taken to a hospital at Mason City The scaffold was on ropes and when they were pushing a heavy piece of iron against the building the scaffold moved back and the men fell forward to the ground Sparkman Saturday D said here Senator Sparkman said it was his belief that communism can best be stopped by economic de velopment and that land reform was perhaps the goal most widely sought by the peoples of under developed countries We know that the promise of land reform has played a large part in enabling the communists to take over China he said In a speech prepared for de livery before the thirteenth annual national farm institute Sparkman declared A major task of our country henis to work energetically and tirelessly to bring about true land reform which in cludes family owned and operated farms wherein the farmer may re asonably expect to reap the fruits of his labor National Guard to Train at McCoy Des Moines IP Brig Gen Fred C Tandy said Friday it has been decided definitely that Iowa national guard ground forces bar ring any call to active duty will hold their summer field training at Camp McCoy Wis Aug 1226 The guards originally were scheduled to train at Fort Leonard Wood Mo this summer But tha installation now is crowded with inductees Local Chicago Armour Union Chicago countrys big gest packinghouse workers local which clamis 7000 members Fri day called for an immediate strike in the meat packing industry Leon Beverly president of Chi cago local 347 of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers asked for the strike in a telegram to Ralph Helstein president of the UPW The telegram In view of the debacle of the wage stabilization board and the crying needjior a wage increase we demand our international un ion call an immediate strike in the meat packing industry The local consists entirely of workers from Armour and Com pany in Chicago On Sunday 3 of the largest packers Armour Swift and a joint announce ment with the union of a 9 cent an hour increase The union announcement of the raise was made after a meeting participated in by representatives labor leaders of hurting nationa unity and seeking a brandnew round of wage increases The labor leaders accused the government of serving big busi ness and ignoring the plain peo ple and they predicted serious unrest in industry Another Crisis The governments economic mo bilization effort was in something very like a crisis Eric Johnston the economic sta bilizer sat and stared at a piece of paper on his desk It was the wage formula adopted 63 by the wage stabilization board Thursday night a formula that would limit group wage and salary increases to 10 per dent between Jan 15 1950 and next July 1 This would allow auto workers to get a scheduled cost of liv ing wage raise March 1 but npl thereafter It would not permil any raises for most workers in steel coal aluminum cotton tex tiles and cotton garments On the other hand the great majority o1 American workers have not re ceived 10 per cent since the star of 1950 and government officials said about half of them have no had any raise at all Not in Effect But Johnstons signature wa of locals from all over the country At the time Helstein said the UPW would strike if the WSB did not agree to the wage in crease Transport Hits Train Driver Slightly Hurt transport of the E ft Wylie company of St Paul riven by Glenn M Goplen of St aul loaded with 4 Ford cars en oute to Corydon was badly dam ged and the driver injured when t crashed into a Rock Island work rain 6 miles north of Garner at 20 p m Friday Goplen was treated by a Gar icr physician for a severe cut on he head He was released at once nd was back on the job Satur ay Sheriff L M Brower who in estigated the accident was called ack again Saturday morning vhen it was reported that the ords had been stripped of spare res and parts during the night He blamed a heavy fog for the ccident The damage to the transport nd cars was estimated at about Concert Soprano Ends 40Year Career New York ff Concert and Operatic Soprano Lotte Lehman has ended her 40year career During a recital at Town Hall Friday night she announced she had decided to retire from public appearances I think I deserve to take it easy she told the audience amid cries of no and bursts of ap plause 5000 parts not counting the stolen Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer through Sunday Low Saturday night 25 High Sunday 48 Iowa Partly cloudy and mild Sat urday night and Sunday Low Saturday night ranging from 20 to 25 extreme west to 25 to 30 extreme east Sunday ranging from 50 to 55 extreme west to 45 to 50 extreme east Mostly southerly winds 15 to 20 M P H Sunday Further out look Low temperatures Sunday night near 32 Monday mild with occasional rain mostly east and central portions probably end ing by Tuesday morning High temperatures Monday 53 to 60J Man Reports Slugging Robbery A Mason City man told police he was slugged and robbed of Friday evening in front of 111 1st S E Ralph Ward 130 2nd S W told officers that all he remembers is coming to while lying on the sidewalk and two fellows going through his pockets Missing from his person he said was in bills rolled up with a rubber band and a billfold that contained Ward said the two men ran down an alley He then went to a nearby cafe and the manager called police Officers investigated and found Wards billfold in an alley about 40 feet from the spot he said he was slugged His glasses were ound in front of the building at 111 1st S E He suffered a welt over his right eye Police said Ward told them he is subject to fainting spells but that ie has not had any recently Rogers Pleads Innocent to Crime DCS Moines ff Joe Allan Rogers 33 Collins farmer pleaded nnocent before District Pom K Murrow Saturday Judge to 1st needed before the formula could take effect This was the formula that caused he withdrawal of the union mem bers Emil Rieve Elmer E Walker and Harry C Bates Bates was out of town and another man walked out on his behalf Friday night the industry mem bers Henry B Arthur J Ward Keener and Reuben Robertson Jr issued a statement that said this The urgent need for national unity is not well served through the device of crisis by walkout The wage stabilization board can not function if as the union lead ers seem to desire it exists only to rubberstamp hunting licenses for higher more inflationary 6th round of wage increases Earlier the United Labor Policy committee which represents the A F L C I 0 and rail brother hoods made a long and bitter at tack not only on the wage formula as unfair and unworkable but on the price control and man power programs and the personal leadership of Defense Mobilizer Charles E Wilson Delay Expected Johnston as he studied the wage formula had the power to sign or not to sign or to change the for mula and then sign He was ex pected to ponder the matter lor a few days before acting Mean time in order to stay on the job he cancelled a speech he was to have made Saturday night in Port land Ore The United Labor Policy com mittee charged in Fridays state ment that virtually the whole de Republican Leaders Hearing 3Way Breakup Over Troop to Europe Policy Decision By JACK BELL Washington republican leaders appeared on the verge of a 3way split Saturday over the troopstoEur ope issue At the same time the combined foreign relations and armed services committees awaited answers to their invi tations to former President Hoover and Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York to testify when they resume hearings on the issue next week Dewey the 1948 republican presidential nominee hai urged the raising of an army of 100 divisions and allou help to western Europe to rearrn Hoover has said the United State should not send another man o dollar until Europe erects a sur dam against communism In the meantime other differ ences of opinion appeared amon senate leaders already dividec over the question of whether con gress shall limit the number o American troops to serve in th north Atlantic defense setup head ed by Gen Dwight D Eisenhower Opposes Limitation Colleagues said Senator Millikin of Colorado head of the confer ence of all G O P senators had old them he is opposed to anj numerical limitation but Millikin would not comment publicly Senator Taft of Ohio chairman of the partys senate policy com mittee has called for a ceiling on ground force transfers abroad at las Senator Wherry of Nebraska the G O P floor leader However Taft said he had no jbjection to the move announcec jy Secretary of Defense Marshal 0 send 4 more divisions to Europe so long as congress gets a chance o pass first on the apportionmen of the north Atlantic defense force Wherry on the other hand author of a resolution pending be ore the committees to ban th ransfer of troops until congress acts on the policy involved He called testimony by Marshall Sec of State Acheson and Gen Dmar N Bradley only generali ies Acheson predicted to the com mittees Friday that western Euro jean nations would double their orces by next year Wherry said his didnt mean much What Then Even if they double their orces what have you got Wherry demanded How would it ompare with what Russia has Lawmakers said the chiefs of taff of the army navy and air orce scheduled to testify Monday efore the committees probably ill be asked about a statement y Premier Stalin that Russia has emobilized and that a 3rd World var is not inevitable at this ime General Bradley chairman of he joint chiefs of staff told the ommittees Friday that the trans er of 4 additional American divi ons to Europe would immeasur bly improve the chances of the two already in Germany to sur vive a Russian attack Senators generally discounted Stalins assertion that the Rus sians had demobilized Senator Hickenlooper RIowa called it just the same old com munist malarkey and propaganda1 and Senator Mundt RS Dak labeled it absurd 235 Divisions Senator Douglas DI11 esti mated in a radio speech Frida night that Russia and its satellites have at least 235 divisions under arms Douglas said that the plan to send only 4 more U S divisions to Europe weakens although it does not entirely remove the case for congress fixing a rough ratio o our troops to those of others Bradley and Acheson strongly opposed any congressional limita ion on the number involved Bradley said the plans now cal or a total of only 6 American di visions He said that may prove to 36 enough but no one could be sure Similarly Acheson refused to be tied down on that question AtomPowered Submarine a Probability Rochester N Y U S probably will have atompowered submarines in a few years Com missioner Sumner T Pike of the atomic energy commission pre dicts The 1st atomic plant for a sub marine is partly built Pike said rriday night in a speech at the Jniversity of Rochester He also said that research on he hydrogen bomb was an im portant part of the multibillion ollar atomic program He did noi iaborate on the Hbomb In an attempt to get usefu lower from atomic fission Pike aid we are engaged in the de ign and construction of a power lantfor naval submarines The design of two practical lough expensive devices for sub iarine propulsion is practically ompleted and one of them is artly built It shouldnt be too many years before one or both ill be operating in a true sub Americans Push Back Reds 2 Miles marine program has the hands of fense mobilization been entrusted to a few men recruited from big business The committee also charged that the 10 per cent wage formula dictated by Charles E Wilson A spokesman for Wilson denied this So did the 3 industry mem bers of the board Jury Foreman Forgets Verdict Recount Is Taken Minnesota Partly cloudy night and Sunday continued1 mild Low Saturday night 2030 High Sunday 3643 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 32 28 29 02 24 1 degree murder in connection wjjh the fatal shooting Dec 3 of Mrs Irace Del Vecchio in a Des Moines hotel lobby Carlisle Pa The jurors Defense Attorney Csirl Smedal filed into Cumberland county of Ames discussed briefly with court Friday after deliberation on a defense request an automobile damage suit Have you reached a verdict dge Rogers trial is scheduled for March Forecast Clearing Weather Highways Des Moines weather forecast called for high readings in the 50s on Sunday The state highway patrol said it expected highways to be pretty well clear of ice by nightfall the court clerk asked the foreman Yes we have the foreman said How do you find Silence Did you find for the plaintiff or for the defendant the clerk 1 forget the foreman finally stammered Judge Dae F Shughart sent the jury back for a recount The plaintiff won the case Communists Fail to Turn Allied Eastern Flank By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo U American in fantrymen counter attacked vanguardsof 3 red Korean di visions Saturday in the hills north of Chechen where the enemy had dented allied lines 10 miles The American troops sup ported by artillery barrages gained as much as 2 miles in some sectors One red force drove within 3 miles of the Chechen road hub but South Koreans rolled the enemy back from there Artillery Accurate A U S 10th corps officer said the red Korean push on Chechpn had not formed into a definite pattern But the reds had failed in the opening phases to turn the allied east flank Accurate artillery fire and counterattacks blunted the force of the enemy punch shifted east ward from bloodily repulsed on slaughts at Chipybng and Woniu The smash at the east flank near the transport hub of Chechen a mountain gateway to South Korea was the only serious enemy effort The reds massed 15000 or more men in the area but a late field report said only spearheads had been committed Eastward on the coast South Korean troops made a deep pull back from the 38th parallel to a new defense line but under no enemy pressure Westward for 70 miles to Seoul there was scattered smallscale fighting No Reds Here Around Wonju and Chipyong vhere Chinese reds suffered 22 128 casualties in 4 days but failed to break through allied patrols anged one to more than two miles north without finding reds The chewedup Chinese 41st orps had pulled back the rem nants of 4 divisions for regroup ng But there were signs that up wards of 150000 Chinese reds still might try to smash the allied center and imperil 100000 UN troops around Seoul Red ground casualties in Korea Friday were estimated at 4170 This brought to 106746 the total estimate of enemy dead wounded and taken prisoner since the U S 8th army opened a drive Jan 25 aimed primarily at hunting down and killing reds Bad Weather Unfavorable weather cut allied air activities Friday down to about 500 sorties less than half of the record 1027 flown Thursday Saturday 10 Russianmade MIG 15 jets jumped a U S F80 Shoot ing Star near Sinanju a Chong chon river town about 40 miles idrth of Pyongyang North Korean capital The F80 escaped un armed into an overcast Allied naval forces pounded both Korean coasts Friday in diversionary bombardments Car planes added their power to the frontline punch of allied artillery AP Wirenhoto JUST LIGHT THE WATER young inventors from Utah hold a model of their water burning inven tion which they say uses ordinary water as a burner fuel William G Daughtery left and George Jackson both of Salt Lake City demonstrated the gadget for a senator and his staff in Washington Friday and explained that a pint of water could be burned to produce enough heat to warm a 4room house for 4 hours Daughtery said he could produce a homemade burner for Decorah Soldier Killed by Shell Fort Riley Kans A 105 millimeter artillery shell fell short of its target and killed 3 infantry privates here Friday Eight other privates were injured Pvt John V Starr 17 of High Bridge Wis died Friday night Killed instantly were Alf M Myhre 22 Decorah Iowa and Santo A Quattrocchi 23 of Linc oln Nebr The accident happened Friday when the shell fell short of its I target on the battle indoctrination course The injured included 3 lowsns None were seriously wounded The lowans injured were Pvt Henry H Bolte 22 Albert City Pvt Wil liam C Johnson 22 Albert City and Pvt John S Stemmerman 22 Allison The parents of Alf Myhrc live on a farm in the extreme north ivcstern corner of Allamakee coun ty and get their mail at Decorah Vlyhre and 8 other inductees left Waukon Jan 2 for Fort Riley Be sides his parents he is survived oy a brother Owen and a sister Audrey ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: February 17, 1951

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