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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NiWSPAUR THAT MAKU ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 6 H 0 HOME EDITION VOL LV1I Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 6 1951 This PaperConsists ot Two One Revolt Brings Wilson Talks With Truman By ERNEST C VACCAKO Key West Fla revolt against the Jefense mobilization program brought Charles E Wilson here Tues day for a conference with President Truman The defense mobilization director flew in from Fort Lauderdale where his family has been vacationing for a hearttoheart talk with Pres ident Truman at the little white house on this naval sub marine station The United Labor Policy com mittee has turned thumbs down on Wilson and his mobilization program on grounds it is dom inated by big business It withdrew its representatives first1 from the wage stabilization board then from all other de fense agencies Mr Truman at his last news conference in Washington refused to consider this action as a strike terming it simply a disagreement The possibility that labors dis affection might lead to wide spread strikes was discounted in administration circles Nevertheless the president and Wilson were concerned about a development which brought fears outside the administration that the unions had to be brought into agreement to keep production at high speed Every indication was that the president and Wilson might try to work out a peace formula ac ceptable to labor Ike Picks Officers for New Command 6 Europeans 1 American Selected Paris JP Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers headquarters Tues day announced the appointment of 6 Europeans and one American to top posts in the North Atlantic military command From Europe Eisenhower nam ed 3 British two French and one Italian to assist him Eisenhowers chief of staff Lt Gen Alfred M Gruenther an nounced these appointments Lt Gen MarcelMaurice Car pentier French army to be dep uty chief of staff for administra tion Air Vice Marshal E C Hudles ton British royal air force deputv chieC for plans Maf Gen Terence Sydney Airey British army assistant chief for intelligence Italian Nanjed Maj Gen F W Festing Brit ish army assistant chief for or ganization and training Rear Adm Ferrant Capponi Italian navy assistant chief for personnel and administration Maj Gen Pierre Louis Bodet French air force assistant chief for plans policy and operations Maj Gen Edmond H Leavey U S army assistant chief for logistics Gruenthers announcement ex plained that these senior of ficers will be concerned primar ily with operations and functions within the staff structure at su preme headquarters which now is located in the Hotel Astoria here Expect Montgomery Commanders of the Atlantic pacts land sea and air forces plus regional commanders are ixpected to be named soon Britains Field Marshal Lord Montgomery also is expected to be named to a high post prob ably as a deputy to Eisenhower Ike himself now holds the title of supreme commander allied forces Europe The staff chiefs appointed Tuesday Gruenther said each will be assisted by a deputy or assistant of another nationality This he explained is in line with a policy that all appointments in Rule Peoples Must Supply Consumer Heat Iowa Supreme Court Affirms Decision Des Moines Peoples Gas and Electric company of Ma son City cannot refuse heating gas service to a consumer despite lim itations on the supply the Iowa supreme court ruled Tuesday The supreme court affirmed a decision by District Judge T A Beardmore in the Cerro Gordo county district court Judge Beard more had denied the company an injunction to prevent C D Herme from becoming a consumer of gas for heating purposes Garfield Dissents The company contended that be cause of the limitations of the sup ply it was obliged to make rules limiting distribution The majority opinion was written by Chief Jus tice C F Wennerstrum with a dissenting opinion by Justice T J Garfield The high court ruling said the company did not come within the provisions of the federal natural gas act in the local distribution oi gas in Mason City and was not affected by the rules of the fed eral power commission on which the company relied for authority to limit the use of gas by Mason City consumers Not Submitted The opinion further held thai the rules published by the com pany which the court said in effect altered the terms of the franchise under which the company oper ated violated the provisions of its franchise because the companj had not 1st submitted the rules to the city council of Mason City In his dissenting opinion Jus tice Garfield said the companys franchise clearly granted the firm authority to make all necessarj Americans Advance in Snow Near Hongchon rules He said were necessary also that after the rules com panys source of supply had been reduced and further that there was no indication the city counci would not have approved the companys rules Army to Call 60000 in May Washington army Tuesday asked for 60000 draftees during May This number would bring the total inducted by the army sinci last Sept 1 to 590000 The May callup is 20000 les than the 80000 men asked fo during each of the 4 previou months The navy air force and ma rines have not taken men via the draft during the present emerg ency Iowa Draft Quota Growing Smaller DCS Moines dral quota for the May call will be th smallest since last December if the state furnishes the same per centage as in previous calls Iowa normally has been asked to contribute about 17 men for each 1000 in the national call The army Tuesday called for 60000 men for the May draft which would mean Iowa would AP Wirephoto HOME AT is happiness in the face of Mrs R R Kiernan of Corona Del Mar Cal as she embraces her Marine Lt husband on thepier in San Francisco Monday after his arrival from the bloody fighting in Korea He was one of 1174 1st division marines arriving aboard the transport Breckinridge Some 400 were wounded and the others were brought home under the new rotation system in Korea Chinese Army Moves South for New Strike By DON HUTH Tokyo American marines attacking over lew fallen snow drove slowly ahead Tuesday in Central Ko ea The Chinese reds resisted bitterly The leathernecks were pushing toward the key com munications hub of Hongchon 15 miles north of recap ured Hoengsong Some of the narine elements were 11 miles from Hongchon On the marines right flank el of the U S 2nd division vere reported to have advanced nore than a mile despite the nowstorm This was in an area outheast of Hoengsong and north f a lateral highway AP Correspondent Nate Pol jwetzky said the doughboys found hundreds of enemy dead in the New Blizzard Strikes Upper Midwest Area Boys Body Recovered From Lake Gladbrook body of a 21yearold boy object of an all night search by hundreds of per sons was recovered Tuesday from a lake near his fathers farm The boy Darrell Read had been missing since he wandered away iorn the farm home southwest of lere Monday afternoon Dressed in a brown snowsuil and cap and red overshoes he had been sent out by his mother to oin his father Harold Read 30 who was grinding corn in a near by shed Neither parent saw him alive again As many as 600 persons helped in the search for the lad after he was missed They covered the shoreline of Union Grove lake and tramped through neighboring fields for at least two miles in all directions from the home A double garage and machine shed on the farm was set up for headquarters Women of the com munity kept large pots of coffee not for the searchers and made Baskets of sandwiches Dragging of the lake started Tuesday morning after 3 blood lounds brought here from La rosse Wis followed a trail to the lake The body was found in an open part of the lake which is partly icecovered Cpl Everist Is Injured in Korea Cpl Carroll G Everist brother of Mrs Emmett Crowder 10 17th By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A new blizzard and cold inifed into the snowplague upper midwest region Tuesdaj ieaving at least 4 victims frozer in western Canada and Montana The storm accompanied by in ense cold scudded across western Canada and Montana and pushe into Wyoming and the Dakotas old wave warnings were issue for Minnesota Iowa Nebraska an Kansas A mother and her two childre perished during a horseback rid from their stalled car in the Mon tana blizzard More than 35 pas sengers of 3 stalled buses wer marooned overnight in 20 degre below zero cold in Alberta Can ada In British Columbia th frozen body of Mrs A Weisner 40 was found a short distanc from the spot she left a midnigh bus during the storm The storm 3rd in the midwes in 7 days cut visibility to zer and sent the mercury skidding fa below zero in Montana and Nort Dakota It brought the week storm death toll to at least 20 Overnight temperatures of 3 degrees below zero were foreca for northern Montana The mer cury was not expected to ris above 5 below to 15 below zer Tuesday in North Dakota Winds up to 70 miles an hou raked parts of Nevada The wind whipped away 40000 square feet of roofing in a lowcost housing project at Carson City forcing 27 families to leave The gale also smashed Carson City shop win dows and snapped off big trees at their bases area Large Shift The Chinese reds are believed o have concentrated their largest rontline forces at Hongchon General MacArthur said another big red Chinese 3rd ield moving toward the Jront from northeast Korea to sup port the communist 4th field army MacArthurs report was the 1st ndication of a large shift by the 3rd field army He said it was comprised of several army corps possibly up to 90000 men Despite losses of an estimated 22250 troops since the UN re sumed its limited offensive Feb 21 the Chinese and North Koreans are believed to number 300000 below parallel 38 in South Korea Plenty of Men Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgway commander of allied ground forces in Korea told a news conference the reds have plenty of men to launch a big counteroffensive But he expressed beliefjuch an attack is not imminent nidgway added that his forces at the mo ment could stop a red offensive The general spoke confidently of his 8th armys capabilities and praised the support he has re ceived from General MacArthur On the battlefront a 6inch snowfall slowed the determined allied push Tuesday through the craggy mountains and ricepad died valleys across the peninsula east of Seoul Units of the 1st marine division took hill336 three miles northeast of Hoengsong Tuesday after other elements puncfied to points 4 miles north and northwest of the rubbled town Monday Taemi is 10 miles northwest of Pangnim eastern road junction of one of the main eastwest high ways running to Hoengsong and Seoul The reds new positions were under assault by the U S 2nd and 7th divisions No Trace of Vanished Desperadoes Officers Seek Pair in 4 Counties Omaha carloads of heavily armed officers began a farmtofarm search of southeast Nebraska Tuesday for a trio who staged a brazen jailbreak here Sunday They feared the trio might be holed up on an abandoned farm or in the home of some defenseless family in an isolated area 3fPMAUfl KOREA Four heavily armed Douglas county one who was kidnaped by the trio when they fled from the 6th floor jail in downtown members of the search party 8 Imprisoned The search focused on Johnson Nemaha Pawnee and Richardson counties the area surrounding the spot where the trio imprisoned 8 persons Sunday night and then disappeared Besides Douglas county officers there were 4 Nebraska safety pa trol cars and sheriffs of the var ious counties involved The desperadoes also were sought in Iowa Missouri and Kan lS Meanwhile Douglas County Deputy County Attorney Ben Shrier said he was preparing kid naping charges against all 3 fugi ives Two already are charged with armed robbery Officers described their quarry as desperate vicious and trigger happy The jail breakers were Dewey Battershaw 21 of Omaha and Victor Sweet 24 Hartington Neb They had been held in Douglas county jail here under jond in connection with a filling station holdup Cocky over STATUTE MltfS AP Wirephoto REDS THROWING ANOTHER ARMY INTO Another big red force the Chinese 3rd field array is moving from northeast Korea to support the communist 4th field army in the Hongchon area where the most bit ter fighting on the Korean front is being waged Arrows indicate points where allied troops Tuesday pressed against stiff red resistance Report Clementis Slain Trying to Flee Captors bearing police Murray Calls Action Proper in Hotel Loan furnish the Eisenhower command will follow the of complete 627 1020 In recent months s furnished 1350 forj st December the slate Atlantic pact force DIES IN CAVEIN Lenox Gray 25 ofj Iowa Death Toll Running Strong Lenox was killed Monday when a 15foot ditch caved in on himj His body was recovered about anj By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS hour and a half Inter Workers hampered by 3 other cave Iowa motor vehicle deaths still S E was seriously injured inj Washington Mur Korea Feb 15 according to Tuesday defended received by Mrs Everist from her parents Details have not been learned but the Red Cross is trying for in formation according to Mrs Crowder Mr Everists parents formerly of Mason City now of San Diego Cal were notified of the injury Corwith Soldier Wounded in Korea Corwith Word has been re ceived here that Pvt Dale R Dick meyer husband of Mrs Wanda J Dickmeyer was wounded in ac tion in Korea last month He is now in a hospital at Camp Hata on the southernmost island of Japan Mrs Dickmeyer and Im ins as the Tsousht to rescue him ahead of last year ap Gray was digging a cltv sewer Tuesday the accident occurred SAME DATE deatl in past 24 houisi A combination AmericanFrench ground artillery and aerial assault chased the reds out of Taemi But reconnaissance Tuesday showed 1500 veds were moving into the area from the northeast to reinforce 3000 to 5000 North Koreans already there A 7th division tankinfantry pa trol drove more than two miles into Changpyong Monday in the Taemi area but withdrew slight ly south at dusk Chnagpyong is road junction 10 miles north of Pangnim Buildup Here South Korean 7th division units were driving Monday toward Hajinbu 8 miles east of Chang pyong Another enemy buildup was reported in and around Haj inbu some 30 air miles inland from the east coast On the westcentral front a U S 1st cavalry tankinfantry team captured Yongdu Monday and thrust eastward toward Hoeng song 16 miles away The lateral highway between two towns was a nomans land Heavy red fire came from the hills on the north Sunday according to Douglas Jounty Sheriff Richard Collins Dewey Battershaws young broth er Clifford 17 went to visit his brother He escorted both to free dom behind the muzzle of a Ger man pistol as proper his prodding of the RFC to lend Sl000000 to a Miami Beach Fla hotel for which his son James Murray was attorney In a statement the senator said that what he did was routine and consistent with established con gressional practices He demanded that senate in vestigators should cause to be published a complete listing of all phone calls interviews and letters between the members of the coni gress and the agency RFC since its inception A senate committee developed evidence Monday that Murray a Washington lawyer reSeoulOne of the patrols was am ceived in fees in connecbushed Monday 5 miles northeas tion with that and allied side The British 27th brigade was attacking communist positions one to 4 miles east of Yongdu On the left flank the U S 24th division pushed 3 patrols over the curving Han river near Yang iyong 30 miles eastsoutheast o onn 8ns As to his sons connection with the matter Senator Murray said He is a lawyer conducting of Yangpyong One American cas ualty was reported On the western front a U S 3rd division patrol slipped across tough cookies said By FRANCIS W CARPENTER New York underground reports received here Monday night from Czecho slovakia said that former Foreign Minister Vlado Clementis had been slain trying to flee his com munist captors and President Kle ment Gottwald and Premier An tonin Zapotocky were under house arrest The Special committee of Free group of po litical exiles from the red rules the reports public Opposed Dismantling They said Gottwald and Zapot ocky had opposed Russian de mads that some of Czechoslo vakias heavy industry be dis mantled and shipped to Poland and the Soviet Union The two top officials were also said to have refused demands to send skilled Czech workers to factor ies in the Soviet Union The report said that Foreign Trade Minister Antonin Gregor had been removed from office and arrested in the same nation Take Farmers Coupe Their flight began on a city iransit bus with two hostages a deputy sheriff and an attorney Later they took a car and held its driver at gunpoint They ex changed that car for another and added the driver to their hostages At a farm near Auburn they freed the 4 captives took the farmers black coupe then they disappeared Without other leads authorities hoped they still might pick up the trail in that southeastern Neb raska area wide purge of Titoist plotters charged with putting national in terests above those of the soviet oloc Recent direct official announce ments in Prague have said that more than 200 persons including top communist officials have been arrested in the current purge The government said Cle rnentis was taken in custody for plotting to bring Czechoslovakia into the Western camp Gottwald In Doubt There have been recurring mors that Gpttwald tooj was in communist As recently as 12 days ago however he ap peared before the communist cen tral committee in Prague and at tacked Clementis as a tool of western powers and the leader of an antistate plot The refugee committee said here that its reports were of the situation as of 5 days ago It said it had not been able to substan tiate the report of Clementis death but said the report highly probable Court Ruling Brings Promise of Drive on Pinballs Des Moines Iowa su preme court Tuesday ruled unani mously against pinball machines which contain an element of chance and Attorney General Rob ert L Larson said this sets the stage for a new crackdown The ruling came in a Polk coun ty test case involving one of 76 oneball machines seized in mass raids Nov 30 1949 Larson said the states victory in the test case opens the way for condemnation of all 76 machines He estimated their value at 000 proper and ethical services for hisithe Han Monday night into the two children arc making their clients and I can sec no reasonsouthern outskirts of Seoul It I as 3 more fatalities were record Jed Iowas 1951 toll now stands at 96 compared to 88 a year ago Latest victim wns James Jo seph Myers 16 Melrose high school youth He died at an Iowa hospital Monday night of injuries in a collision near Chariton Feb 19 in which two companions were killed Two truckers killed in a headon collision near Lewis Mon day They were Oscar Peterson 45 Atlantic driver of a panel truck and Dan C Weiss South Bond Ind driver of an auto transport loaded with new cars home with her parents Mr and Mrs Lester Hash west of Cor with why because he is my son 11withdrew under fire Several pa in the opinion written by Justice Ralph A Oliver the high court said it wasnt necessary for the state to establish who owned the machine The court also said it didnt mat ter whether the machine was in Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave Tuesday night Clearing Tuesday night low 5 below Partly cloudy and cold Wednesday with high 20 to 25 Iowa Cold wave Tuesday night with temperatures falling to 5 below zero northwest and near 10 above southeast by Wednesday morning Fair with diminishing winds Tuesday night Wednes day generally fair and cold high 10 to 15 above northwest 15 to 25 above southeast Winds becoming north northeasterly 1015 MPH Wednesday Fur ther outlook Low Wednesday below northwest 10 southeast Increasing cloudiness and continued cold xvith snow beginning Thursday High Thursday 15 to 24 Not so cold Thursday wave Tuesday night with low temperatures Tuesday night 2025 below zero northwest to 510 below south east Mostly fair with diminish ing winds Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and cold High Wednesday near zero northwest 5 above southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m night 5 above should treat him any differentlyjtrols were forced back jthan I would any other Monday earlierjoperating condition at the time it iwas seized Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 39 21 21 43 31 Boys Kiss Suddenly Brings Sight to Blind Musician Glcndale Cal URI A musil that had guided him in his blind cian who had been blind for two ness years suddenly regained sifiht jn one eye when a 3 year old boy kissed him on the cheek Gilbert Sawyer 42 a former bass viol player saw his wife for the first lime Sunday Tues day he was spending every pos sible hour with her and the dog A 3 year old son of the host He embraced his wife and looked family toddled up to the blind about at the world he had not seen plosion about two years ago For The group was electrified as months he prayed for a return of Sawyer jumped suddenly to hi Sawyer was blinded in an exman and kissed him on the cheekjfor two years vision Then he lost hope feet too choked with emotion to On Sunday he and his wife say a word for several moments Frances were visiting relatives atiThen Compton Cal sitting in bright I can sec 1 can see in my left sunlight on the backyard lawn he cried Evorylhinx I looked at seemed to smash into my face he said Although has re turned to my left eye only I can see perfectly and I ask for noth ing more Vegetable Growers Back H L McKinley Des Moines ffi Iowa and Minnesota vegetable growers have declared their intention to sup port a prominent St Ansgar tarmer in his fight with the de partment of agriculture H L McKinley challenged a 1950 potato marketing agreement affecting Iowa He now has been charged with violation of market order No 60 by selling federally uninspected potatoes Notice of a civil suit by the government has been served on him He has been ordered to ap pear in Waterloo Monday for hearing Tuesday members of both Iowa and Minnesota Vegetable Growers associations were scheduled to meet here with McKinley They were expected to map plans for defense in the suit brought against McKinley by the department of agriculture No Comment Groups of both associations have gone on record in support of McKinley McKinley in Des Moines de clined any comment on Tuesdays scheduled closed meeting of growers Meanwhile at Clear Lake Jim Kennedy reported Monday night that he had returned from a meet int at Hollandale Minn of about 30 growers He said these mem bers of the Southern Minnesota Vegetable Growers association voted to back McKinley Kennedy reported this group had a fund of remaining from an earlier fight against a potato marketing agreement and agreed to use it in defense of Mc Kinley Back Any Grower Kennedy also disclosed that 15 Ho also saw his seeing eye dogmernbers of the Iowa Vegetable Ricka for the 1st time He objcrowers association at Britt last tained the dog at Morristown N jan n voted to back Morally J where they trained together jand financially any grower who She seemed to know what had happened to me Sawyer said Sawyer met his wife at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles She is not blind would fight the program The department of agriculture seeks in its suit to obtain an in junction to restrain McKinley from selling potatoes which have not been federally inspected   

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