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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Nortfc lowat Doily Newspaper Edited lor to HOM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NlWfPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTN IOWANS NtltiHtOftf HOME EDITION United Pnm FullLeMe Wire Cents Copy I One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary y W EARL HALL Managing Editor Its Either Gloom or Rosy Optimism A S a nation we in America have a pretty difficult time keeping clear perspective in our outlook on the worldscene We seem to be equipped with only 2 sets of very dark hued the other definitely rosetinted We seem to have none designed for normal they call it Only about 2 months ago you could almost cut the national gloom with a knife It was that thick The Chinese had come into the Korean war in large numbers and our UN forces were in re treat All of us had scared visions of another Dunkirk Now were clear over on the other side in our attitude toward affairs national defense and domestic economy The Chi MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH M Tbto Puptf Cooitata W lOM nese are on the run in Korea There are signs almost every where strategic Iran the communist cause is in retreat BusinessasUsual Again So what do You know what were doing Were blithely assuming the world crisis is vir tually cleared up Were clear out of the notion that our national security is in jeopardy Were back to a businessasusual manner of thought everybodys jockeying for individual gain This sudden and certainly not wholly justified optimism consti tutes the principal reason why Charles E Wilson Eric Johnston and Michael DiSalle are getting almost nowhere in their effort to mobilize American business and industry behind a tardy effort to make our militarily What we I readily admit my inability to fay how we can get a more itabilized national attitude and opinion We need to base our ap praisals and judgments on history and on the total picture rather than on passing events and de velopments of the day and hour Weve Faced Crisis Before Last Christmas when we were going about with funereal counte nance we should have takentime out to reflect on the fact that our country had its foundations in trial and tribulation in dis couragements and disappoint ments In this connection here are some pages of history that should have come to mind Washington at Valley Forge the burning of our national capitol nation impregnable obviously in 1814 the secession of the Calls Actress Kidnap Trial a Mockery Soys Iowa Falls Girl Improperly Defended Sacramento California legislative committee said Monday the case of Hollywood Actress Madge Meredith in prison for kidnaping is a mockery of in vestigation of defense counseling of trial procedure and of justice itself In a report to the assembly its investigating committee on crime and corrections declared Had Miss Meredith been prop erly defended in a court free of prejudice she undoubtedly would havebeen proven innocent of the crime Miss Meredith formerly of Iowa Falls Iowa has served two years of a 5 year to life term at Tehachapi state prison She was convicted of complicity in the 1947 kidnaping and beating of her former business manager Nick Gianaclis and his bodyguard Verne Davis Gianaclis accused her of engineering the attack be cause of a dispute over title to a house The Meredith case is currently before Governor Warren The state adult authority recom mended March 16 that her sen tence be commuted to time al ready served The committee quoted Albert W Tucker in San Quentin as a result of the same case as say ing Miss Meredtih had been framed by Gianaclis as an act of revenge Tucker said she was a promising source of lavish in come but that she was breaking away from Gianaclis domina tion The legislative report said There is shocking evidence of perjury suppression of evidence prejudice and an almost unbe lieveable reluctance on the part of defense counsel to investigate the cause of defendant Meredith Nor are the tactics of the prosecution above reproach That witnesses were intimidated is a matter of court record AP Wirephoto VICIOUS meanlooking North Korean faces 1st division captors defiantly after capture in Chun chon on the central Korean Front The red was shunned by fellow prisoners who told GIs he had beaten U S soldier prisoners to death in recent months southern states and theCiyil war which for nearly 3 years brought far more defeats than victories Pearl Harbor and Bataan in our Pacific war the Battle of the Bulge in our European war No one fact to be drawn from American history is more impor tant or significant than this one Americans have never been quit ters Americans have never quailed or surrendered in the face of adversity Americans except for an insignificant minority have never shrunk from their patriotic duty when the going was tough More Precious Than Life We need to be reminded of this every once in a while Itsa fact that cant be overemphasized in the education of our youth They have freedom and opportunity to day because there were Americans of another day who put these things above life itself In a time of exaggerated gloom a lot of things get warped all out of shape Our thinking is fuzzy For one thing we accord to our adversaries success and power wholly unwarranted by the facts It was so in this last period of general moroseness Somehow we imagined that the Chinese and the kremlin were without any troubles or worries We thought we had all of them Now its beginning to dawn on us how vastly wrong we were about this The evidence increases each day that our worries great though they be are minor in comparison with those being experienced in Peiping and in Moscow at this very moment A Hope Turns to Ashes In the case of China there was an assumption of quick and com plete victory over the UN troops in Korea That was a reasonable hope too because of the months of preparation for the sneak at tack across the Manchurian bor der But in the past month that hope has turned to ashes Each mile of UN retreat posed a problem of logistics for the Chinese that sim ply didnt admit of solution with the transport equipment at their command That thousands upon thousands of Chinese have been killed in the action isnt of itself any great concern to the communist leaders Human life is shockingly cheap in that sprawling expanse of over populated land But the story doesnt end there Those multiplied thousands who have been killed in Korea were more than Chinese They were trained soldiers the flower of the Chinese communist army More than that they went to death with their equipment which ironically tnough is ever so much more CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Vote Here Is 162 Ballots Mason City voters had cast 162 ballots at2 p m Monday in the of cityofficials and coun cil members At the same hour Central heights had 74 ballots The polls in both close at 8 pm Mason Cityans had only one slate of candidates on its voting Central Heights how everhad two full slates and in addition was voting on a pro posal to discontinue the towns incorporation Central Heights voted at the school building In Mason City the voting places and the number of votes cast in each at reported as follows First ward 1st administration building 15 votes First ward 2nd Hoover McGrath Urge More Crime Inquiries WASHINGTON Judge Samuel S Lie bowitz said Monday in graft has been paid to New Lork policemen works 18 Second ward 1st precinct Courthouse 29 Second ward 2nd school 14 Third ward 1st hall basement33 Third ward 2nd junior high Fourth ward 1st R garage 36 Fourth ward 2nd school 5 By JOHN CHADWICK Washington Director J Edgar Hoover Monday urged the senate crime committee to continue its exposure of organized crime which has polluted all too many com munities of our nation He called also for local communities to take the lead in ruthlessly eliminating criminal elements and their ally the political renegade Ever community Hoover suggestec should have a yearly grand Juf investigation to scrutinize the ac ministration of justice Hoover and Attorney Genera McGrath were before the sehat discuss what ne needed to comba committee to laws may be crime Tighter Laws McGrath urged that congres tighten the laws against perjur testimony under give him authority to grant im tnunity to a witness who decline to testify lest he incriminate him self He recommended too legisla All About The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy Monday night Rain Tuesday Considerable thawing and melting Low Monday night 34 High Tuesday 48 Iowa Cloudy and warmer Mon day night with lows 32 north east near 45 southwest Thaw ing continuing in much of the state Monday night Tuesday cloudy with occasional rain High Tuesday 55 to 65 Fur ther outlook Clearing and colder Wednesday GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday March 26 Maximum 33 Minimum 20 At 8 a m 24 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 35 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday March 25 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snowfall tion aimed to deny use of com munications facilities for gamb ling information But he empha sized that any such law shoulc take into account the importanc of maintaining the freedom of tb press Even as the law enforcemen officers were testifying a New York grand jury returned two in dictments on perjury charge growing out of the committee1 aearings there Those indicted were James J Moran resigned New York city water commissioner and Louis Weber acknowledged Brooklyn numbers bookmaker They were accused of lying in testimony about their associations with each other No Way Out McGrath with some show of heat told the senators there was no way the federal governrnen could deport Frankie Costello New York racketeer who is a native of Italy but was natural lized in 1925 McGraths show of anger came when he said some newspapers were trying to make it appear the justice department had means to deport Costello McGrath opposed suggested creation of a federal crime com mission saying it might lead to creation of a national police iorce Chairman Kefauver DTenn of the investigating committee has proposed establishment of nationalcrime commission to take over the committees work which is scheduled to be wound up March 31 unless the senate votes to continue it YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 25 18 20 01 iinch 39 29 Man Hit by Train Identified as a Jersey Transient The dismembered body found on the Milwaukee railroad righl of way near Nora Springs Tuesday was identified Monday by the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs office as that of George Martin 64 a transient from Camden N J Sheriff Cal Dwan said identifi cation was made from finger prints Martin had been released from the county jail here on Mon day after serving a 30 day sen tence for vagrancy Martin came here about 2J months ago from Washington state the sheriff said SAME lie means traffic death past t In SCHOOL DELAY Gladbrook will be out for a week or two after fire swept through the Gladbrook con solidated school Saturday causing almost total destruction of about lialf of the structure ODwyer Says Story a Vicious Lie Washinf ton William ODwyer charged Monday that the story of a gift to him in 1949 was a vicious lie nude up by New York leader to own skin former York telegraphed senate crime investigating committee asking that ho consideration be given to or conclusions based upon the testimony riven the committeelast week by John t Crane head of the Uniformed Firemens association Crane said he gave ODwyer in a plain envelope as an evidence of support when ODwyer now ambassador to Mexico was running for re election as New Yorks mayor ODwyer told the committee that his reputation for honesty has been built up over 35 years in public service and should not be threatened by an unsubstan tiated and unsupported charge The ambassador said he was sending separately a number of New York newspaper editorials appraising my programs my purposes and my conduct as a public official Sabotage Suspected on Plane Shannon Airport Ireland Ships and planes swept the North Atlantic for the 4th day Monday seeking a trace of the vanished U S air force Globemaster and its 52 American airmen Speculation that the giant plane had been sabotaged appeared in the British press Officials their hopes virtually dashed that any of the missing airmen would be found alive re mained silent concerning what might have happened to the big transport But there has been speculation in British newspapers that it might have exploded in flight The newspapers said they considered it odd that so few lues have been found in the rela tively welltraveled area of the Atlantic A giant U S navy aircraft carrier and two destroyers were joining the airsea hunt for the lobemaster Truman MacArthur Korean Policy Fight Reaches Fever Pitch RFC Lists 12 Borrowers in Iowa Washington recon struction finance corporation has a report showing that as of last June 30 it had on loan to 12 borrowers in Iowa The loans covered in the report do not include those which initial y amounted to less than Most RFC loans are under that igure The total amount loaned or au horized on major Iowa loans isted by RFC included as of une 30 1950 Business Loans Midwest Biscuit Co Burling on Robert Alien Bright Carroll Central iteel Tube Co Clinton Clinton Distilling Co Clinton 114000 Schroeder Packing Co Glenwood Independence Community Hotel Co Indepen ence Postville Packing Co Postville Iowa Soya o Redfield twb loans American Serum Co Sioux City wo loans Sioux Indus riesInc Sioux City Other Loans and Securities Monticello bank Monti ello The RFC report does not show repayments or new loans which may have taken place Sinc6that ate In addition it is possible ome loans classified as r more may be less where RFC AP Wltcphoto Generals Statement a Surprise Firm Directive Asked Clearance By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington UR The dis pute that rages between eral Douglas MacArthur wid the Truman administration over how to win the Korean war has reached fever again The administration may shortly ask the general to clear with Washington any thing he says involving broid foreign policy issuesJ This may or mayf not prove DUb Iowa Highway Death Toll Mounts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas motor vehicle death toll mounted to 121 over the weekend as two men and two women died rom injuriesreceived in auto acr idents The victims were Guy Dunlap iO of Sioux City Elmer Money mith 43of Pleasantville Mrs jiliana Kendrick 25 of Waterloo nd Patricia Boss 19 of ClOquet Minn hared the loans with another ender Qf the 10 Iowa business loans isted aggregating the aggregate unpaid loan balance was and the amount of undisbursed balance was Would Stop Pay of Judges Who Delay Decisions Des Moines UP The house voted 6335 Monday to reconsider a bill to stop the pay of judges who fail to hand down a ruling within 90 days after a case has been submitted for decision The house passed the bill which would affect all judges except state supreme court justices last Friday while working on non controversial measures The motion to reconsider was made by Rep Elmer Pieper R Waukon and supported by Rep Gene Poston DCorydon They said its provisions were too dras ic and represented an insult to he judiciary Under the bill judges would have to sign a statement before drawing their pay each month that 10 case under their consideration Vad been pending more than 90 days ALLIES SOLIDIFY arrows show approxi mate positions of allied troops m South Korea Monday In the Uijongbu area 2 allied forces met breaking up a stub born red delaying action In the central area an American um division was reported within two miles of the 38th paral state department officials as lei In North Korea parts of 6 Chinese and North Korean well as some others with grdrt armies were reported concentrating between saw tooth influence at the white houm line towns of Yongchon and Hwachon Kumchon and privately say something inust Kumwha bomb blasts were among towns in North Ko be done to prevents a repett rea blasted by air force bombers tion of lastweekg shocks and harsh words Allies Drive Quickly Toward Boundary 38 By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Nations troops solidified their lines on the western front in Korea Monday and drove rapidly north toward the 38th parallel f Allied forces moved east from Munsan and linked up with an American division north of lujongbu The town is about 10 miles south of the prewar boundary between Northane South Korea International Tensions Bring Fervent Easter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Continuing international ten ions heightened the fervency QJ peacehungry Easter celebrants hroughout the Christian worlc Sunday Even in eastern Europe where irthodox Christianity no longer is avored as a way of life Easter ervices were jammed In the face of a bleak world srospect the celebration of the esurrection of the Prince of Peace lad added significance and pray rs for the end of strife took on lew meaning Thousands of pilgrims flocked o the site of the Holy Sepulchre n Jerusalem They found in the oly land a 20th century symbol f the crown of vire entanglements remaining rom the 1948 ArabJewish fight ng Pilgrims to Rome heard Pope ius XII make a fervent appeal for rotherly accord to free the world f lust and violence so that all might live and work in peace Chaplains withUN forces in Corea held services at crude out oor altars to bring to their em battled congregations Christs mes sage of hope An urgent wish for a peaceful orderly world was the dominant theme of observances everywhere In communistgoverned Czech oslovakia in sovietoccupied east Germany and in Moscow itself Easter services were jammed In the Philippines soldiers with fixed bayonets guarded the faithful from possible raids by the redinspired Hukbalahaps There were cheerful aspects however New York and Paris staged the customary Easter fash ion shows Sudden showers fell in Israel breaking the worst drought in 80 years A new note of reconciliation be tween Arabs and Jews in the holy land was appropriate to the day An incident of the soft that has ted to bitter dispute and even armed clashes was settled quickly and amicably The Israeli govern nent agreed to return 140 sheep hat had strayed across the border from Jordan territory The Jor danians agreed to pay for dam age caused by the sheep as well as the expense of feeding and guarding them Faeld dispatches said red re sistance melted The American advanced lapidly despite soup Koreanmud The entire UN line drew closer to parallel 38 it appeared the a lies could cross inforce wheneve they chose authorized Line Punctured On the cential front an Amer can division was reported with two miles of North Korea On th east coast South Korean patro punctured the imaginary line lik a sieve crossing and recrossmg a will Far east naval headquarter said South Korean troops staged commando raid 50 miles north o the parallel Saturday They lande on the Wolsa peninsula and kille 100 reds while capturing 69 The they withdrew The peninsula is south of th Taedong estuiiy which leads t Chinnampo port city for the Nort Korean capital of Pyongyang From the western front A Correspondent Jim Becker quote U S officers as saying the hnku saved us 4 or 5 days of fighting Chinese Withdraw The said the Chines army corps rushed into de fensiye positions north of Seou onlylast weekhad withdrawn The only reds spotted between th Americans and 38 was a singl company It was equipped wit tanks This unit was sighted norti of Uijongbu Until the linkup the red fought a stubborn delaying action along the road leading north from Uijongbu Heavy red troop concentrations were reported just north of the 38th parallel Parts of 6 Chinese and North Korean armieswere spread between and around the North Korean towns of Yonchon and Hwachon Two Miles Away Yonchon is about 6 miles north of the border almost due north of Seoul Hwachon is about 7 air miles north of 38 and 16 air miles due north of Chunchon on the central front Hwachon is also about 10 miles northeast of the point where the main highway from Chunchon crosses the paral lel An American division was re ported two miles south of this point Fifth air force fighters attacked over light Hwachon Monday taking where night flying B26 bombers left off at dawn On Koreas east coast Republic of Korea ROK units operated with seaborne artillery Allied ships lying offshore pounded red installations as ROK patrols jabbed across parallel 38 BLACKSMITH SHOP WRECKED Red Oak walls of a alacksmith shop were nearly de molished Sunday when a semi trailer truck went out of control and crashed into the shop just off highway 34 here President Truman last December a firm fovernmatrt Wide directive declaring that any statement on foreign policy by any official or employe ofthe government in aipeech article or other public utterance ihould tic cleared withthetate departmiMit said Monday that der was called Ho MacArthuri at tentionat the time Vt Friday night Washington time MacArthur Jeft Tokyo foe 38th parallel area ot Kortaito order UN forces North Korea menu leaving Tokyo he iMiiedIititt ment to the pretr In this statementne bid peace talks with his opposite number tn the communist iide said the t Chinese reds ware Ikk ed and incapable of waginc mod ern war and warned that ifthe UN launched on Chiwaw and3 coaital red nation would probably cutter military collapse ENSIGN K C LOOMER Ensign Loomer Is Missing in Korean Area Ensign Richard C Loomer son of Mr andMrs Herbert Loomer 2324 S Federal is missing in ac in the Korean area according o a message received by his par ents Ensign Loomer was serving as ilot based on board thecarrier USS Valley Forge He re cently awarded the air medal aboard the carrier for meritorious eryice in operations against the ommunists in fCprean waters The pilot i was last home at Thanksgiving time Hethen had a eave from duties following a trip verseas aboard the carrier JBoxer t was on his return to duty that ie again left for overseas this ime on the Valley Forge A year ago this month Ensign joomer received his navy wings f gold and was designated naval viator in ceremonies at the naval ir station at Pensacola Fla He vas graduated from the Mason City high school in 1946 He then ntered the navy V5 program and ttended the State University of owa at Iowa City to study mechanical engineering His active flight training began n June 1948 when he reported o the Annapolis of the Air at ensacola He took advanced aining at Corpus Christi Tex This statement a check show edcaught the state department completely unawares It appar eritlyalso caught President Tru man without advancenotice After seVeral hours of parleying including a talk between Secre tary of State Acheson and Mr Truman a rather meaningless statement was issued designed to say on Saturday that Washington had nothing to do with MacArthur declared Friday nlght The statement saidMacArthur had authority toconduct military operations but that political it sues has statedare be yond his responsibilities are be ing dealt with in the UN by J the governments having in Korea JThe key MacArthur which set off the alarm here that the UN could probab1yi ceed in forcing a military1 col lapse of red a limited coastalattack and basebombing war A Tokyo dispatch Sunday v suggested MacArthur probably was trying to divert the Chinese reds attention from Korea to the danger of a coastal attack British Object Whatever his objective any statement he hedged in with extending war in the far east always sends huge shudders among the Cana dian French British friendly governments and other Whenthe Europeans come in to the state de partment wanting to know What doth MacArthur propose to do Acheson and his aides getupset about the problems of holding to gether the political side of theco alition of which MacArthur is mil itary commander i The basic difference between Washington and MacArthur how ever goes back a long time It in volves the relative importance of the far east and Europe and Mac Arthurs constant emphasis on the former It involves how to deal with the peoples of the far east and what forces will eventually win there And it has exploded in sensational manner twice before The 1st time came last August Mtivr AuiAw n AHHI vAitrn about a month after war startedin HUNGARIAN RABBI NAMED JKorea MacArthur was instructed Dubuque former out anding Hungarian rabbi has been ppointed to the Dubuque Hebrew ongregation of Bethel He is Rab Albert B Belton who escaped om communist persecution in ungary I to find out what GenerallsUmo Chiang Kaishek needed for tb Chinese nationalist defense of For most Instead of sending anemis sary he went personally He thus identified the American cause with the Chinese nationalist leader on Formosa which was at that about the last thing Tnimtaj
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