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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER Edited lor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI HtWSfAflR THAT MAKtS ALL NORTH I O W A N S N 11 M I 0 Home Edition VOL LV1I MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAKCH M UU Thta ConsliU of Two Oi Johnston Callslie11 on Wilson Stabilizers Peace Efforts Balked By STERLING F GREEN Washington Johnston Saturday branded as a lie re ports he said were circulating in some labor tides that Economic Mobilizer Charles E Wilson dic tated or influenced decisions of the governments wage board The board comes under John stons office of economic stabiliza tion and he has been trying for weeks to get it going following the walkout of organized labor representatives They quit in pro test over what union leaders called too rigid wage controls and too loose curbs on prices The old rumor that Mr Wil son dictated or influenced deci sions of the wage stabilization board is heard once more in some labor circles Johnston said in a statement I want again to nail that dis credited accusation for what it itis a lie Those who have been repeat Ing it must surely know too that it is false Domination Charged The United Labor Policy com mittee speaking for most of or ganized labor pulled its repre sentatives out of all their mobili zation assignments Feb 28 follow ing the breakup of the industry publiclabor wage board The committee saidat the time that big business dominates the mobilization effort and that the labor men in the agencies were used merely as window dres sing Saturday Johnston was reported running into firm labor opposition to his effort to work out a com promise peace in the wage con trol controversy The economic stabilization ad ministrator in weeklong confer ences behind closed doors was un derstood to be pressing labor and industry to accept a remodeled wage stabilization board with lim ited power to settle labor disputes Some industry figures were said to lean to such a solutionpro vided the board handled disputes arising only from wages and other economic issues But reporters got this unofficial word from both A F L andC I 0 sources That isnt good enough All Grievances Union leaders it was learned are insisting that the board have jurisdiction in any dispute which threatens defense production even those involving such nonecono mic issues as seniority grievances and union security The board originally set up with 3 members each from industry labor and the public remained crippled by labors refusal to let union representatives serve The industry spokesmen have indicated they will refuse to serve if the board is given unlimited jurisdic tion to settle disputes Officials were discouraged meantime by a new wholsale price index which hit a new alltime high Wholsale prices rose three tenths of one per cent in the ended March 6 to a level 202 per cent over a year ago and 17 per cent above last June This dimmed hopes that the price advance was broken Iji the two previous weeks the index paused and dipped slightly In the new report by the bureau of la bor statistics the wholesale index stood at 1835 meaning that prices were 835 per cent above the base year 1926 Oliver Files Suit Claim Damages Against Union Dubuque Charles City plant of the Oliver corporation Friday filed suit against a union for in damages alleged ly resulting from 3 strikes in Jan uary and February that the com pany said were illegal Named defendents in the suit filed in U S district court here under the TaftHartley act were the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America Ind and its affiliated Charles City local 115F The suit was filed by Boyd G Hayes Charles City attorney Hayes released the following re sume and quotes of the Oliver petition The damages to be sought un der this suit are actual outof pocket costs imposed by main tenance and standby expenses in the big tractor plant which em ploys approximately 2000 people Great damages were also suffered in lost production disruption of material schedules and losses in dealers sales In Charles City union officials they had received no word the suit and declined further comment AP Wircphoto TELL OF HUGE BOOTLEGGING W Winston chairman of the North Carolina state alcoholic contro board and 0 R Hewitt Missouri supervisor of liquor control testify before the Kefauver senate crime investigating committee Friday telling of multimillion dollar a year bootlegging operations which flood southern states with liquor which escapes state taxing and control Expose Huge Bootlegging Across Borders Some States Flooded by TaxFree Liquor By JOHN CHADWICK Washington ff S e n ato r Kefauver said Satur day that his crime investigating committee will make public rec ords aimed at cleaning out ai east part of the criminal elemen in the nations liquor industry His statement was a sequelto testirrfony by southern taxoffi cials Friday o their states arebeing floodecTwitl from two whole sale liquor houses in Cairo 111 doing a business an nually Criminals Stay Kefauver said that many formei oootleggers and rum runners were aken into the wholesale liquor ausiness after the repeal of pro hibition but that distillers have shown a general indifference to weeding out wholesalers with criminal records Such an attitude gives persons favoring a return to prohibition a strong argument he said Kefauver said that before the crime investigating committee he tieads winds up its work on March 31 it will make public all the in formation it has gathered linking persons in the liquor industry to criminalactivities Dwight Avis assistant deputy commissioner of the internal reve nue bureau said his agency wil make use of the information to deny federal wholesale liquor permits to applicants with crim inal records Unsatisfactory Kefauvers committee has been prodding the liquor industry since last November to clean itself up Representatives of the distillers nave submitted a program to the committee but Kefauver said i was unsatisfactory ina good many respects Kefauver said he will make public early next week the pro gram submitted by the distillers together with other data growing out of a conference distillers rep resentatives had with the crime committee last November Avis who has charge of the al cohol tax units enforcement ac tivities testified Friday that the liquor industry is a highly com petitive business at all levels and that while some companies favor strict selfregulation none is likely to do so unless all co operate Kensett Legislator Wires for Names DCS Moines fP State Reps John E Hanson DDedham anc Norman Norland DKensett said Saturday they have asked the U S senate crime investigating sub committee to furnish them names of underworld characters who also are major national liquo distributors The two men said they have sent a wire to Senator Kefauvei asking for the infor mation They said they want to know if any liquor controlled by the underworld is being sold t the Iowa liquor control commis sion Both men are on the Iowa legis lativc committee which hasbeen asked to determine whether then should be a state liquor investi gallon Seize Literary Classics at Dubuque Aftermath of Womens Campaign Dubuque UR County At torney John L Duffy said Sat urday he hoped to send a pro fessor of literature before the grand jury to Rive it expert advice on classics seized at the city library and other books under fife in a campaign against obscene literature Dubuque ff Three literary classics were seized from Du buque city library bookshelves Friday in an official raid made in connection with a campaign against books which is under way here Two important womens groups had renewed a campaign against pocketsizereprints recently after the county attorneys office dropped charges against a news agency distributor following raids several months ago Indications were that the raid on the city library was a move by County Attorney John Duffy to get a balanced showdown be fore the county grand jury on the nature of literature and obscenity All Loaned The library raid was made under a search warrant issued at the request of Duffy Copies of a 4th book A Stretch on the River by Richard Bissell Du buque author were sought but all of the librarys 4 copies were loaned out at the time The 3 books seized were Tom Jones by Henry Field ing a story of a young English man in the 18thcentury The Decameron a collection of 100 stories by Giovanni Bocac cio 14th century Italian writer An unnamed book by Francois Rabelais a French novelist and satirist of the early 1500s All matter seized under the search warrant will be presented o the grand jury Duffy said Buy Copies A deputy sheriff and a city de ective who failed to find any copies of A Stretch on the Riv er in the library bought copies at two department stores The bpok is a storyof life on the Mis sissippi The officers also directed Li brarian Mae Clark to produce the ibrarys copies of the books when they are available County Attorney Duffy said the nature of the investigation into obscene literature had been jvoadened after serious charges lad been made relative to my of fices motives in dismissing the case against the James Norton news agency here He referred to recent dismissal of a suit which had been started before Duffy took Office That suit arose after a police raid on news stands in which books of John Steinbeck MacKinlay Kan tor and Somerset Maugham were seized along xvith a book of re productions of old masters paint ings which included nudes by Ti tian and Velasquez The current clean books drive in Dubuque is being led by the parent Teachers association the Dubuque Catholic Mothers Study clubs and the Dubuque Council of Church Women Kanawha Soldier Missing in Action Floyd Harley Carlson son of Thomas Carlson has been reported missing in ac tion with the army in Korea it was learned Saturday Republicans Cheer Win in Missouri St Louis lead ers Saturday cheered the election of Claude I Bakewell as congress man from Missouris llth district as proof that the political winds have shifted in their favor Bakewell who served a term in congress from 194648 won an im pressive victory in a special elec tion Friday over Harry Schendel an auto dealer and former state representative The vacancy was created by the recent death of John B Sullivan democrat Hailed One of the 1st to hail Bakewells victory Friday night was Guy George Gabrielson chairman of the republican national committee He said in a statement issued in Washingtonthat the 1st test of political sentiment since November gives conclusive proof thatthe people demanda change in the national administration He The vote re flects the disgust distrust and disapproval of the vast majority of the American people over the policies performances and cronies of the Truman administration Unofficial returns from all 307 precincts of the traditionally dem ocratic llth district in St Louis gave Bakewell 25686 votes and Schendel 19499 A third candi date Don Lohbeck Christianna tionalist polled 222 votes Bakewell a lawyer is 37 years old Schendel is 47 Hand Picked They fought a heated campaign highlighted by Bakewells charges that Schendel was hand picked by Morris A Shenker who counsel for several key figures be fore the Kefauver crime commit tee William M Boyle Jr chairman of the democratic national com mittee indicated he was unim pressed The result proves again that there are many districts in which the republicans win only when the people fail to vote in large numbers he said in Washington There are about 135000 regis tered voters in the llthdistrict Bakewells election gives the re publicans 200 seats in the house The democrats have 234 and there is one independent Reams of Ohio Suit Filed Against G W Red Winp Minn suit asking damages of against the Chicago Great Western rail road for injuries suffered in an accident at the CGW yards at Iowa was on file in Goodhue county district court Saturday Edward V Forney an employe of the company contended he was removing cinaers from a cinder bin in the yard Nov 15 1950 when he was injured Ho said the equipment was faulty and that he suffered permanent injuries Stroll Through Lovers Handcuffs Tokyo Aoki 20 and his sweetheart paced Tokyos streets for hours like fond lovers hand in hand But theirs was no ordinary strollthey were search ing for an unknown man who would separate them Finally they located the police man whose handcuffs Aoki found and impetuously clamped shut on himself and his girl Al I led Offense Reaches Deep Across Han Senate Approves Draft UMI By EDWIN B HAAKINSON Washington The senate approved Friday a permanent jrpgram for building up the na ions fighting strength through universal military training and the draft of 18yearolds The vote was 79 to 5 A similar measure is pending in the house armed services com mittee Members said Saturday they hope to begin voting early next week on proposed amendments Some house leaders predicted the measure would be ready for final house action before the Easter va cation 5 Oppose The topheavy senate approval came after weeks of hearings and arguments Only 5 republican senators opposed passage Dirksen of Illinois Jenner of Indiana Langer of North Dakota Schoep pel of Kansas and Welker of Idaho Support of the measure actually was stronger than the vote indi cated Four democrats and 5 re publicans unable to remain for the final balloting were announ ced as favoring passage Senator Lyndon Johnson D who managed the univer sal military training and service bill through lengthy hearings anc then a week of stormy debate had prepared an appeal for unity on the final test But tired senators after 8 hours of debate and many West Revises Offer for Relief of Tension Paris western powers submitted Saturday a re vised and broadened proposal for relieving eastwest ten sion to the deputy foreign ministers meeting Russia said itwould reserve any decision on whether it could accept the proposal for the agenda of a Big Four foreign ministers conference This was the new proposal which the western delegate submitted Determination of the causes of present internationa ensions in Europe and of the neans tosecure a real and lasting mprovement in the relations be tween the U S S R the Unitec States the United Kingdom and Trance such as Measures to eliminate the fea of aggression fulfillment ofpres ent treaty obligations and exam nation of the existing level o armaments and questions con cerning Germany in this sphere roll calls vote shouted vote vote Johnson received permission t put his speech m the record with out delivering it One paragraph said Thousands of white crosses from two world wars and one in Korea are the most persuasive ar guments I know for adopting this adopting this pro gram which will tell aggressors that we are ready Not Immediate Some of the hardestfought pro visions of the measure are not expected to apply immediately should they be enacted into law through house approval and sign ing by the president Lowering the present minimum draft induction age from 19 to18 years is not expected to touch many 18 year olds for a year or more The senate bill requires tha men in the present 19 through 25 draft pool must be taken first by alllocal boards Then when 18 year olds were called those nearest 19 wouldgo 1st with the priority moving downward by 3month jumps The 1st would be boys 9 months 18 years anc Up to 75000 men wouldbe de ferred for college study in each of the next 3 years The universal military training provision which would apply t all physically fit 18 year olds would become operative only aft er an end to present international tension permitted a cut back to 6 months of required military service Under UMTS this active duty would be followed by reserve service for a total of 8 years The bill would extend the pres ent 21 months service required o drafted national guards men and reserves called to 24 months School Fight May Lead to Court Action Official May File Assault Charge Norwalk fist fight be iween the superintendent of the Norwalk consolidated school and the father of a high school junior may lead to court action Superintendent of Schools Theo dore M Cook 49 of Des Monies said Friday he intends to file an assaut and battery charge against Harold Voitel 45 Voitel father of William Voitel 17 the high school student said ae might have no alternative but to file charges myself in behalf of my boy Partly Agreed All the principals involved in the affair agreed oh these facts The incident grew out of a board of education request that students refrain from driving their cars around the streets during the noon hour Cook met young Voitel near the the school Wednesday and asked him to leave his car on the school ground during the noon hour Words followed and Cook struck the boy The elder Voitel came to the school with his wife and a fighl with Cook ensued Cooksuffered a black eye and a cut above the eye Voitel received a long scratch on the cheek andan abrasion on the forehead Student Suspended Young Voitel was suspended from school for the rest of the current school year From there on the stories fered Cook said he slapped young Voi tel once or twice with my open hand The boy said Cook hit mea couple of times across the face He shovedme against a radiator in the hall and pulled my coat up in front of my face The youth has complained of a strained back and sore jaw since Cook said the elder Voite struck him 1st Voitel however said Cook 1st shoved me down a couple of steps on the stairway and kept right on coming after me I told mywife to hold my coat and glasses and then I hil Mr Cook in the face a couple o times and we leftthe building Goldfield Soldier Wounded in Korea Derwin Ernest Lester son of Mr and Mrs Harry he would reserve anydecision on whether to accept it Official sources who gave th account of the meeting said dele gates from the United States Trance and Britain spoke in favor of the new item They stressed hat all points which Russia wishes todiscuss are coveredby this proposal Gromyko said that he was serving right to speak in more ail especially since he felt the wording wasvague and not quit clear on several points The Russian delegate assertec the foreign ministers cannot avoic talking about the remilitarizatipi R Lester wounded in was learned Saturdav route 2 has been action in Korea it Mason City Brides Father Helped Put Bigamy Charge on Man Held at Northwood An irate Mason City father who doesnt want Other innocent girls to become the victim of that man helped land 23 year old Robert Gilpin behind bars at Northwood on a bigamy charge Houston Harvey 23 8th S W father of Ellen Harvey 21 Gil pins 4th bride said Friday he tipped off Worth county authori ties and offered to sign an infor mation against Gilpin charging him with bigamy Gilpin is charged with having married 4 times with only 2 di vorces Trade Secret Asked how he learned that Gil pin might be a bigamist Harvey said that was a secret of the trade He would not permit a reporter to talk to his daughter Harvey said he now would seek an annulment of the marriage Gilpin accompanied by Miss Harvey was arrested in Albert jailed Lea in February on a bad check charge He also was wanted in Northwood on a similar charge He and his bride spent the first night of their marriage in jail in separate cells The next day Mrs Gilpins parents came to Albert Lea to take her back to Mason City Third Wife Appears As Gilpin appeared in justice court in Northwood Friday a spectator was Mrs Alice Bebault Minneapolis identified as the young mans 3rd wife Gilpin said he had married her under the alias Robert H Bebault adding that she had promised to stick by him Gilpin who police said also had used the alias of Dale H Johnson Friday waived preliminary hear ing and was bound over to Worth county district court under bond He failed to post it and was Decision Put Off Russias Andrei Gromyko said and demilitarization of German and about worldwide disarma ment F r e n e h Delegate Alexandra Parodi was quoted a saying tha in looking back on an entire wee of negotia tions in effort to draw up a work sheet for a Big 4 meet ing he could seelittle excuse fo satisfaction The ministers will meet agat on Monday Details of the new proposal fo the agenda had been broachet Friday at a meeting of thewester representatives toj the deputies conference Senate Approves Postmastership at Plymouth Washington senat has approved the following nom nations for postmasterships Iowa Wallace W Koestner Center ville ThomasG Clifford Char lotte Vertle De Verne Lugar Derby Roger E Klay Hull Rich ard D ClausPlymouth All WEATHER Mason City Snow occasionally mixed with light freezing rai and little change in temperatur Saturday night Low Saturday night 25 partly cloudy an turning colder late Sunday Hig Sunday about 35 Iowa Freezing rain sleet am snow except precipitatioi changing briefly to rain in ex treme south and southeast por tions Slightly warmerin nortl central portion Saturday nigh and southeast Sunday Saturday night 25 northwest 35 southeast High Sunday 30 35 in north and west 40 in southeast Easterly winds 203 MPH becoming northerly Sun day Further outlook Low Mon day morning 1425 Parti cloudy and colder Monday higl 2532 Minnesota Snow sleet or freez ing rain south and snow north beginning Saturday night Sun day snow continuing north and changing to snow south Slowly rising temperatures Saturday night Somewhat warmer ex treme east Sunday Low Satur day night 15 north 2025 south High Sunday 1520 north 253i south GlobeGazette weather statistic for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 25 20 24 21 15 Bridgehead Miles Wide Flames Thrown Into Red Foxholes By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Nations roops rammedtheir bridge iead acrossthe Han river 10 miles wide and nearly 6 miles deep before noon Saturday east of Seoul Flamethrowing tanks rum bled ahead of UN fighting units and spit their fiery streams into communist fox loles We killed a batch ofvthem and havedrivenmany more back into the hilla one fronti ine officer said Patrols of the 35th and famed Wolfhound regiments ranged off the Seoul plains into rugged hills to the north The communists fought back with automatic weaponsand nior tarfire Intelligence officers of the 25th Tropic Lightning division said the mighty UN artillery bombard ment and infantry drive across the Han apparently had broken the back of the communists 1st defense line north of theriver Reds Pull Back They said the teds probably had pulled back to defehdthc Thii is about 6 north of present tine Skies were gray but was mild asHhe doughboyifilowly and methodically pushefttheir northward advance They searched every yard of ground The more than 300 prisoners we collected already would make up one of their battalions an officer said Farther S 1st cavalry division troops pushed along ra zorback ridges east and southwest of Yongdong They were fighting up the road to the red supply cenf ter of Hongchon Their commander Maj Gen Charles D Palmer said the cav alrymen have forced the reds to abandon their best positions Equipment Taken are pickingupra consider able amountof equipment and it looks as though we are killing plenty of them he said Inthe center of the line Greek troops advanced as much as 4 miles against moderateto stiff resistance The British 27thcomr monwealth division rolled ahead more than one mile J American marines pushed ahead another mile north of Hoengsong The leathernecks called lor air strikes and slammed artillery barrages into red positions honey combing a row of 3000 foot high mountains Jellied gasoline hit in searing flames Rockets zoomed into the ridges Bombs smashed against the peaks Smoke from a dozen fires shrouded the ridgeline Softened Up That ought to help soften them up for us a marine majorsaid Five to 8 miles east of Hoeng song U S 2nd division doughboys scattered communists holding ridges On the eastern flank South Koreans 5th division troops forced the reds to retreat after heavy fighting throughout Satur day morning The ROKs gained more than one mile The toll of communist dead mounted on the14th day of the new allied offensive In 3 days UN troops have killed or wounded more than24 000 reds The U S 8th army said 6849 reds were killedor wounded Friday U S 5th air force pilots re ported they inflicted 400 com munist troop casualties along the front Saturday 100 SAME DATE H tthltt 4ntfe knn   

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