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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER iDITED FOK THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWIFAMR THAT MAKIS ALL NQRTN IQWANS T5THT VOL LVD Preu United Pnm Full Low Wlrn Copyi MASON CITV IOWA FRIDAY MAECH 2 TUt of Plane Crash at Sioux City Fatal to 15 10 Survivors PLANE workers probe the wreck age of a MidContinent airlines plane that crashed in Sioux AP Wirophoto City Friday morning killing 15 Ten other passengers including the stewardess survived Resistance Reduced by Air Blows By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Amer lean marines captured Hoeng ong Friday after other leathernecks smashed Chinese resistance on hills north o the rubbled highway hub on the central Korean warfront Hoengsong 50 air milei east of Seoul is in the middle of the mountainous 60mile central front Field reports to U S 8th army headquarters eaid red resistance stiff dur ing the morning faded under steady aerial and artillery pounding The town fell to the Chinese Feb 12 during a counterof fensive that heavy cost to the reds to crack the allied line Before entering Hoengsong the leathernecks seizedhills Nos 303 and 208 These are north of Hoengsong on the approache to Hongchon Chinese stronghold 15 miles to the northwest The marines previously had fought Chinese defending other hills in the area Patrol Boats On the western front U S pa trols in rubber boats slipped across the Han river and poked at red defenses of Seoul the burnedout former Korean republic capital On the eastern end of the cen tral front the South Korean 7th divisioned straightened a bulge in the UN line between Pangnim and the east coast This extended the allied drive all across the penin mla Pangnim 40 miles inland is a road junction 24 miles east of Hengsong U S 2nd division doughboys stili were battling Korean reds Friday morning after hurling back nightlong counter attacks along the PangnimHoeng highway Highway Controlled But the highway once a vital supply artery for the reds still was firmly under allied control The increasing red resistance was taken as further indication that the communists are planning a big counteroffensive this spring General MacArthurs operational lummary said some 31 Chinese and North Korean divisions are arrayed across the peninsula MacArthur said the communist attack potential still is unim paired despite terrific losses in manpower and material The 8th army is estimated to have inflicted nearly 140000 casualties on the reds since Jan 17 The estimate does not include aerial action AP Correspondent John Ran dolph reported that the marines into Hoengsong found it only an abandoned hulk of a vil lage filled with allied dead The attack went down the main road into Hoengsong where ma rines riding on tanks crossed the Ammul river which runs east and west below the village Tank Support The tanks went with the in fantry giving them the closest kind of support The marines fanned out in the town past the scattered bodies of the soldiers from the Dutch battal ion that was ambushed there 3 weeks ago Randolph said the marines twept on without stopping and more high ground to the north He added that the leather Becks were pinned down by ma thlnegun Mil 208 fire slightly north of Labor Unions Ask Pay Board to Fix Disputes By STERLING F GREEN Washington of the shattered wage sta bilization board Friday ran up against a major a demand by unions that it handle labor disputes as well a wage controls Economic Stabilization Administrator Eric Johnston was making cautious moves to fashion a new industrylabor Snow Sleet Again Hit Most of State Winter let Iowa know again Friday that it isnt giving up yet Snow was falling in north anc northwest Iowa and freezing rain was reported in the western part of the state More snow was pre dicted for Friday night combined with strong shifting winds Mik ures of rain sleetand snow were forecast for most of the state rriday and Saturday Heavy snow and drifting also was predicted for southern and central Minnesota The highway patrol reported roads were icy in southwest Iowa and snowpacked in the north vest The patrol said roads were normal around Waterloo at noon and mostly normal in the north east comer of the state Visibility n the northwest the patrol said was limited to 700 feet Friday morning At noon heavy snow was re orted falling at Sioux City Des Vtoines Ottumwa and Lamoni rer orted freezing rain snow and leet Signs of spring however were not lacking Thunderstorms were mixed in Fridays weather Tem jeratures around the state ranged rom around 20 to 32 above The tate high was 46 Thursday at oni The low was 7 above at Spencer public board to replace the 9 man panel from which orga nized labor has withdrawn its 3 representatives Top labor leaders acting on or ders from the United Labor Policy committee showered all the mobi lization agencies with resignations Thursday in protest against al leged unfair wage controls and big business domination of the defense drive Mobilization Director Charles E Wilson was the major target oi their charges And Johnston recognizing more storms and delays ahead acted as his own oneman wage board in two actions announced Thursday night 1 He relaxed the 10 per cent ceiling on wage boosts by per mitting workers to get full bene fit of costofliving wage increas es up to June 30 provided their contracts were signed before Jan 25 To Head Off Strikes This may avert unrest and pos sible strikes in the auto industry where about 1000000 workers en joy escalator benefits Some are Jntitled to bigger paychecks as of Thursday matching recent cost of living climbs 2 Johnston set a precedent for handling hardship cases A 3 member board was named to study whether C I O and 4 F L Packing House Workers should get full 9cent hourly pay boost ivon from major packers just after the freeze It would pierce the ceiling but the unions claims the Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Sat urday Snow ending Saturday Low Friday night 20 High Sat urday 25 owa Freezing rain sleet or snow north portion changing to heavy snow northwest and extreme north Friday night and dimin ishing to flurries Saturday Rain south portion Friday night Mostly cloudy Saturday Slow ly rising temperatures Friday night becoming colder Satur day Strong shifting winds Low Friday night 20 to 30 north 30 to 40 south High Saturday 20 to 30 north 30 to 40 south Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy with little change in temperature Sunday Rain or snow by Sun day night Minnesota Snow overspreading state from southwest Friday afternoon with heavy accumu lation of new snow southern and central portions Friday night Snow diminishing to flurries by Saturday afternoon Slowly ris ing temperatures Increasing east to northeast winds with considerable drifting snow Low Friday night 516 north 1825 south High Saturday 1520 north 2030 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 27 Minimum 14 At 8 a m 19 fEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 19 reeze caught them at a sub itandard pay level A 3i per cent price increase for passenger car manufacturers was ordered at the same time by price officials to offset partially high er wage and other costs Ask a Price Johnston reportedly was con sidering an 18 member wage board 6 members each represent ng labor industry and the public replace the smaller board now headed by Cyrus S Ching The irate labor policy committee las demanded a reconstituted soard as the price of future labor participation But its statement also said the new panel must be a wage stabilization and disputes board Trucking Firm Trailer Found Mason City Vehicle Carried Rich Cargo A Mason City trucking firm has recovered a trailer and tractor that disappeared mysteriously 3 weeks ago with a load of copper coiling valued at The cop per reportedly was government owned The tractor and trailer belong ing to King Bros truck line was found in Akron Ohio Berry Missing Raleigh King describing the loss and recovery of the truck and contents said the FBI told him Friday morning that the driver John Berry is an exconvict Berry still is missing King said however that he did not believe any charges would be filed against Berry because he did not leave the established trucking route ane did not tamper with the cargo He just left the trailer at a truck stop and parked the tractor in a residential area in Akron King said Berry was returning to Mason 2ity from New York where he had delivered a pargo of eggs The copper was consiged to a firm in Chicago Money Sent King said he and his brother Verle became concerned about Teb 10 when Berry did not show up in Mason City King said the firm had sent Berry money in Akron Feb 5 A check back clid not turn any hing up until Feb 26 when the no t r a c t o spotted at an Akron truck stop by Robert Smith Mason City a driver for the King line King said his brother Verle who now is in Akron told him Thursday night by telephone that he tractor was found parked in residential area King said his brother hired Berry in New Orleans a couple months ago He seemed like a nice enough ellow said King and he needed a job Expect Traffic Toll to Hit Million Mark Chicago nations traf fic death toll since 1900 will hit he one million mark this year says the National Safety Council The one millionth traffic fatal ty the council said probably will be in December if the current upward trend continues Since the turn of the century up to Feb 1 the council said 966250 have lost their ives in traffic accidents Last years toll was 35000 and this fears death line on the statis icians graph points upward The toll in January was 2890 up 17 per cent over January 1950 and the greatest monthly gain in nearly 4J years Soys RFC Directors Influenced Picture on Pate 2 Washington Fruehauf Detroit industrialist swore Fridaj that Joseph H Rosenbaum Wash ington lawyer told him in 1949 he had two RFC directors in hi hip pocket He said Rosenbaum named Di rectors Walter L Dunham and William E Willett Fruehauf testified before a sen ate banking subcommittee which is investigating charges the Re construction Finance Corporation big government lending agency has yielded to influence in making loans Denies It Rosenbaum in an earlier ap pearance before the group deniec he had ever made the hip pocket statement Fruehauf told the senators tha Dunham blocked efforts to rescue Carl G Strandlunds Lustron cor poration from financial collapse only a few hours after a negoti ator had withdrawn a re tainer fee to Rosenbaum Strandlund charged from the witness chair Thursday that Dun ham was involved deeply with fi nancial wolves he accused o having conspired to strip him o control of Lustron big prefabri cated housing plant at Columbus Ohio The plant was financed al most entirely with borrowed from the RFC Fruehauf who said his Frue hauf Trailer Co had a big finan citl interest in Lustrons success testified Dunham told him on the morning of Feb 16 1950 that the RFC had announced plans to foreclose on Lustrons mortgage only because it was anxious to smoke Strandlund out Papular Name Rosenbaums name has figured repeatedly in the committees hearings He is the man who paid for a mink coat the committee learned was delivered by a York furrier last fall to New Mrs auretta Young a white house stenographer E Merl Young Washington in surance man and the stenog raphers husband testified he had jiven Rosenbaum a note covering he amount of the coats cost There has been testimony too of various financial favors from to Young The senators suggested to Ros enbaum when he was before hem earlier this week that these avors were due to presumed in luence Young had with the RFC Rosenbaum denied that Young related Thursday that Strandlund once cashed some checks for Senator McCarthy RWis at a horse race track He said Strandlund later tore up ome of the checks and remarked he usually did that for McCar by Young said this was at Balti mores Pimlico race track Woman 3rd in family to Die in Auto Crash DCS Moincs Des Moines woman was struck by a car Thurs day and became the 3rd member of her family to be killed in an auto accident She was Mrs Pauline Neal 59 tilled when she alighted from a HIS and stepped into the path of a car Mrs Neals husband Keith and her son Jay were killed in 1942 when they were struck by a truck as they were changing a tire AP Wirephoto Woodbury Survive Dead Survivors Listed in Crash Kansas City Mo Continent airlines officials Friday released the names of 15 persons killed in the crash of a passenger plane at Sioux City The list of dead Mrs J D Alway Aberdeen S Dak Mr and Mrs Fred Kannegieter Willow Lake S Dak M H Stevenson Rapid City S Dak Fred G Kellogg St Joseph Mo C T Loon address unknown M A Sachan address unknown Capt James H Graham 34 Kansas City Mo pilot Phillip KToler 30 5416 Rose wood Mission Kan copilot Ernest Frederick Eilert 752E Hardy Overland Park Kan identified earlier as a 4th mem ber of the crew but later classi fied as an employe riding free Mr Clark Waco Tex 1st name unknown Mrs Jane Cook Lundahl Kan sas City Mo Mrs C J Pademore Woon socket S Dak Two unidentified military men seing transferred from Camp Pork La to Bismarck S Dak Names were withheld pending notification of kin The company listed the follow ing 10 survivors Marilyn Woodbury 22 Kansas City Mo hostess Robert Toman Witten S Dak Roy Engal Ipswitch S Dak Walter Lutz Tripp S Dak B M Qaum Bismarck N Dak E K Curry Kansas City Mo Raymond Schwan Aberdeen S Dak Two unidentified military men from Camp Polk La Archie McKellop Artesian Wells S Dak Early reports indicated Eilert he passenger who was an em ploye of MidContinent was among the survivors but it later was verified officials said that he was killed in the crash Graham was married and the ather of one daughter Toler also was married He attended Arkan sas Tech at Russellville Ark and he University of Texas Miss Woodbury the hostess was graduated from the companys lostess school in Kansas City only wo weeks ago She was a gradu ate of Southwest high school here in 1946 One of the 15 killed Mrs Al vay was identified by company officials as having been a sur vivor of last Tuesdays crash of MidContinent plane at Tulsa Okla President Leaves for 3Week Rest Washington Tru man left Friday for a 3week va ation in Key West Fla His plane The Independence ook off at noon CST for the 3 lour flight to Boca Chica airport bout 2i miles frpm Key West Before his departure Mr Tru GlobeGazettc photo by Sorlicn SHARP Barclay Welding Supply truck hit some snow on the 2nd sharp curve west of Ventura on highway 18 and rolled over into the ditch The mishap oc curred at p m Thursday and the driver Joe Johnson 321 4th N E escaped seri ous injurf He was pulled out of the cab by Cecil Cole Ventura and Ron Ashland Clear Lake who were following the truck in another car The road from Ventura to Garner will be rebuilt this year without the sharp corners nan met with his cabinet for a final review of home front prob lems MidContinent Airliner Goes Down in Cornfield Sioux City MidContinent airline plane groping for a landing during a heavy snowstorm crashed and burned Friday killing 15 persons Ten others survived The 2engine craft trying the 2nd time to land at airport went down into a cornfield bordering the air field The airline reported 12 pas sengers and 3 crewmen died in Iowas worst plane smashup The dead included Mrs J D Alway of Aberdeen S Dak who survived another MidContinent plane crash last Tuesday at Tulsa Okla The crackup came only a minutes after the pilot had been 1st Airline Fatalities in Iowa History Dei crash of a MidContinent Airlines pas senger plane at Sioux City was the 1st fatal mishap of a commercial transport in history The state aeronautics commis sion said MidContinent had never had a fatal crash anywhere be forein its 16 years of operations The commission said the last fatal crash of a United Airlines plane was at Bryce Canyon Utah in 1946 United has operated in Iowa since 1926 Meanwhile the 2 lines have flown thousands of passen gers millions of miles the mission added Fridays crash also was the worst of any in Iowas history Previously the largest number of persons killed in a plane mishap in Iowa was 5 victims of a pri vate plane crash near Newton lasi summer Witnesses Call Visibility Bad By James Thompwn and Leroy Weifel Told to the United Frew Sioux City are mem bers of the national air guarc caretaker detachment g e 11 i n ready to go on active duty Apri 1 We were in the hangar when we heard a plane and went out side to look at it It almost hit the hangar we live in The plane then banked to the left and disappeared to the north About 30 seconds later we heard a wasnt an explosion I scrambled into a crash truck and Weigel got the fire truck and we headed for the scene When we got there we saw the pilot and copilot hanging out of he cabin We pulled them clear of the fire They were dead as far as we knew We saw one man laying on the ground with the hide burned off lis head He was saying help me We put some blankets on him and then put him in an ambu lance We put another man on a stretcher and then into the air guard ambulance the 1st one n the scene and took them to St Joseph hospital in Sioux City There was no screaming among he passengers Most of them seem to have been thrown out holes n the side of the plane and others must have crawled out the other side of the plane The wreckage was pretty much n one spot It was snowing and the visibil ty was bad The weather office said the visibility was onehalf mile but we doubt it Senate Agrees to Test Vote on Draft Age Washington The senate agreed Friday to a test vote Mon day on the controversial issue of owering the draft age to 18 years and 6 months The present selective service act allows induction at age 19 A pending bill approved by the enate armed services committee would allow calling up of 18 earolds The test will come on an mendment by Senator Morse As the president went up the ROre to make the minimum ramp to the blue and silver plane a photographers flashbulb ex ploded There must be a communist in the crowd the president cracked VIOLATES PAROLE Des Moines G An derson 20 of Chariton has been ordered to jail on a charge of vi olating a parole he received two weeks ago County Attorney Clyde E Herring said the youth had written some bad checks since the parole was granted age 18J years The committee bill would re quire local draft boards to take older men in the present 19 to 26 draft manpower pool before call ing any 18 year olds It also would require that the 18year olds nearest 19 be inducted first The Morse proposal would eliminate both these restrictions allowing boys 18J years of age as well as those 19 to 26 to be taken at the same time Morse said he would also allow boys between 18 and 18J to vol unteer in contact with the air field tower and had been cleared for land ing Ceiling was reported as 5M feet and visibility a mile The MidContinent office in Kansas City identified the pilot as Capt James Graham of Kant as City and the copilot ac Philip K Toler of Mission Witnesses said visibility wn fair as the twoengine plane en route fr6m Kansas City to Minne apolis came in for landing But a sudden snow squall blotted out the plane just before toe crash In CraUet The pilot was in contactwith the tower shortly before the crash Witnesses said plane came over the field low once but went on to a climbing turn to the left Then eyewitnesses tort the plane in the storm but betid the crash Dale Olson electrician at air base one of the first to retch the burning plane said he found man and a soldier walking around dazedly near the plane Olson said he and the soldier pulled the pilot and copilot from the plane both badly burned and dead It was the fatal crash for MidContinent airlines in iti 17 year history Bert Blackstock of Omaha reported It waj crackup howevwr this the company Last Tuesday 29 passengers and the crew of 4 walked away from one of MidContinents air liners just before the craft was enveloped in flames after crash ing at Tulsa Okla Six were in jured but none critically The MidContinent at Kansas City identified other crew mem bers as Miss Marilyn Woodbury of Kansas City hostess and Ernest F Eilert of Overland Park a pilot who was to be stationed here The plane flight 16 left Kansas City at a m C ST and was due in Minneapolis at p m It had stopped at Omaha about a m Left Broken Olson said he and the soldier later identifiedas Robert Toman of Camp Polk La pulled another man from the plane who was still alive and found one survivor about 50 feet from the wrecked craft with both legs broken The left wing of the plane was smashed and it was thought the wing may have struck the ground as the plane was making the The plane was carrying 3 regu lar crew members a MidConti nent employe riding as a dead head passenger and 21 regular passengers Missed Runway The Iowa aeronautics commis sion said the plane was instructed o land on runway 13 but the pilot missed the runway The air Dort control tower then told the jilot to try either runway 13 or 17 DUt it could not be determined which runway he was aiming at on his second try The twinengined ship crashed about 1000 feet northwest of the north end of one runway forced Plane Landing 3reaks Up Ball Game Indianapolis Jones iverslid home Thursday and broke up a sandlot baseball game Jones 23yearold student pi ot was getting a little spring raining in the air and made a orced landing on a baseball dia mond in BrooRside Park His lane crashed into the backstop ut the players had scattered and 10 one was hurt The ball game went on after a truck hauled the plane back to Brightwood airport SAME BlMk ll hnn   

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