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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper for tht CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NEWSFAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N 11 G H I 0 R S VOL LVtl Preu United full Lemstt Copy One Mans Opinion A Kadiv CwnmenUrf W EARL HALL Managing Editor Being President Is No Sacrifice TN my mail the other day 1 re ceived a clipping which fairly smoked from the heated opinions expressed in it It was the reprint of an editorial in a California newspaper about the president and his income The piece led off with this little excerpt out of a recent speech given by Mr Truman before a conference of lodge leaders in Washington Everybody I dont care who he is or what his condition or posi tion the president of the United States to the laborer who digs in the make lorhe Sacrifices iri order that the whole country may be mobilized to meet the serious situation with which we are faced With this the writer of the edi torial really teed off on our presi dent The burden of his criticism of course was compressed in this central query But what has the president of the United States sacrificed Written With Feelinr By making it clear that Im reproducing the editorial merely a means of laying the base for what I hope will be an objective and dispassionate appraisal of the office of president and its emolu ments I hope Ill be forgiven for quoting from what obviously was written by a man in anger The laborer in his trench has made sacrifices have his fellow citizens of other occupa tions They are all sacrificing their standards of living in order to meet the staggering tax bill for the Korean war and the nations rearmament Countless thousands of them sacrificing their careers to serve in trie armed forces Many have sacrificed their health and others their lives on the battle fields of Korea Then that question already MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 3 1951 Thit Consuls of Two TKTBT AP Wirephoto FIRE VICTIM REMOVED FROM HOTEL RUINSVolunteer firemen and a high way patrolman lemove the Jim McGovein 70 fiom the ruins of the fire swept Commercial hotel in Decorah Sunday morning McGovern was one of the 3 per sons who died in the blaze 3 Killed 72 Routed in Decorah Hotel Blaze Demo Force Wins Initial Trdop Tests Night Session Is Expected Washington ff Administra tion forces won thefirst tests Monl Firemen said day as the senate drovetoward alout in the vicinity of quoted But what has the presi dent of the United States sacri ficed Then More Questions Has he given up his private yacht the Williamsburg which costs the taxpayers a year for the maintenance of its navy crew of asked 100 men i the writer Decorah ff Three persons wereWiled and 75 other guests most of them elderly wererouted in a fire which destroyed the 3 story 50room Commercial hotel here Sunday The victims were identified as Theodore Barlow 70 Gene Smith 80 and Jim McGovern 70 All were permanent guests of the 80 yearold residential hotel Charles Earth 74 was hospital ized with minor burns Two women guests jumped to safetj from second story windows decision in the great debate over sending U S troops to serve in a North Atlantic defenseforce in Has he sacrificed his personal planewhich costs the taxpayers build and which is operated by a crew maintained by the taxpayers at an expense of a year Has he reduced the fleet of 3D white house automobiles or the platoon of 30 chauffeurs the tax Europe A session lasting into he nigh appeared probable before a fina vote on a senate resolution on the troops issue Knocked down by only two votes to a move by Senator McClellan DArK to put the senate on record as saying that no more than 4 additional divisions should be sent to western Buiope No overall estimate of damage without further congressional ap proval A vote of 62 to 27 rejected a payers pay to drive them Has he turned back to the treasury the taxfree pay raise of a year so inexcusably voted him by congress at the be ginningof his present term and so eagerly accepted by himself Has he rejected any part of the taxfree fund of a year voted him by congress to spend as he sees fit without accounting to anyone ostensibly for trave and entertainment Just Rhetorical Questions These youll appreciate are just writer of the Calforma editorial from which I am quoting merely asked them so that he could an swer them I quote again Mr Truman has not done any of those things According to au thoritative estimates the people of the United States spent about 55 million a year to maintain him in thewhite house Blair house not the whiterhouse iri the case of Mr Truman the writer should have stated This makes Mr Truman so far as his standard of living is concerned by all odds the richest in America He Prescribes for Others If hereally feels as he told the Masonic leaders the editorial concludes that the president of the United States should make sacrifices in order to meet the national emergency the list of costly luxuries which the tax payers provide for him and which he could sacrifice without incur ring the slightest discomfort is al most unlimited But thus far Mr Truman for ill his great achievements in im posing sacrifices on the American people has shown no aptitude whatever for making sacrifices himself A Hoover Contrast Those are straightfromthe shoulder opinions vigorously ex pressed Theyll be appreciated by just about everybody who doesnt like Mr Truman Inevitably some will draw attention to the contrast between the present chief execu tive and a former president Her bert Hoover who made a point of never taking a cent for himself from his public service including the presidency That doesnt happen to be my onthe case at bar Id like everything about the office of the president to be exalted It h by long odds the most important responsible position in the World Why shouldnt it carry a ON PAGE 2 i move by Senator Case RS Dak to tban the sending of any foot soldiers underage 20 McClellarjie amendment varied only slightly from the wording of a resolution sent to the senate floor by the foreign relations and armed services cominittees The cominittees resolution en dorses the administration plan to send 4 100000 jointhe twodivisions al ready in1 Europe and titketed f or Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers western defense command It also calls lor congressional approva of any new policy foriroop com mitments beyond the 4divisions atabout a in The flames mushroomed from the rearto the front ofthe build ing and then to the roof The fire fanned by a strong north wind leaped high in the air from the wood and sheet metal struc ture i The hotel was owned by the Bosshotel chain and to Everett Gross A Boss spokes man said only about insur ance wascarried on the building was available Decorahs volunteer firemen many of whom were called froir church saved two adjoining buildings Onlya portion of the brick walls and two aluminum wings of the hotel remained standing Mayor Floyd Hexom of De corah issued an emergency ap peal for clothing and housing for the hotel guests Two families with children were among those madehomeless Continental Aids MidWest Before CAB Washington Continenta Air Lines supported Monday pro posals of to operate 3 segments of routes in the midwest S B Redmond Continentals director of research explained a a civil aeronautics board hearing hat if agreements now pending are finally consumated and ap the board Continental will take control of MidWest He contended suspension oJ MidContinent airlines service over the Sioux CityChicago route and the awarding of that route to MidWest would be in the pub lic interest This segment would be highly important to the MidWest but it is relatively unimportant to Mid he said Chicago Zoo Director Bitten by Rattlesnake Chicago Marlin Per kins director of the Lincoln Park zoo was bitten Sunday by a 3i foot timber rattlesnake he was preparing to exhibit on a tele vision show When the reptile sank its fangs into his fingers Perkins quickly put the snake back in its box and sucked the wound to draw out the venom He was taken to Passavant hos pital where his condition was re ported good A specialist on rep tiles Perkins has been bitten fre quently in the past Ottumwa Braces for New Flood Des Moines Mon day braced itself for a 16 foot flood stage on the Des Moines nver while most elsewhere in the I state high waters were falling The weather bureau said Mon day the Des Moines river wouli crest at to 16 feet at Ottumw Tuesday night This would b about 7 feet above bankful bu would be nearly 5 feet underth crest in Ottumwas disastrous 194 lOOvl The 16 foot stage will cause Hooding of lowlying Centralad dition in Ottumwa A number o lamilies have been evacuated from liis area Iowa Traffic Toll Counts 133 Victims By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas traffic death toll climbed to 133 for the year after 4 per sons died over the weekend from injuries received in accidents in which motor vehicles were in volved The victims included Joseph Manz III 8 of Des Moines who was struck acci dentally by a truck while oh his way home from Sunday school Maynard Lust 43 Kellogg farm er whose truck was struck by a tram as he drove toward his acreage to do Sunday morning chores Mrs Paul Mikelsoh Perry housewife who was fatally in jured Saturday night in a car truck collision near Dayton which critically injured her husband and two other persons Liyle Bettendor4 who died jn a Creston hospital Saturday night of injuries suf in an auto accident last Wednesday In Des Moines the Manz boy son ofMr and Mrs Joseph Manz Jr was hit by a projection on the side of an Iowa Power and Light company dump truck as he started to cross the street About The WEATHER Masou City Slow clearing Mon day night with low 20 to 25 Tuesday clearing and warmer with high 44 bwa Generally fair Mondaj night and Tuesday Low Mon day night 22 to 28 Not quite so cool Tuesday afternoon with high 45 to 50 Winds light and variable Tuesday Further outlook afternoon Fair and warmer Wednesday low Wednesday morning 25 30 and high Wednesday 50 to 55 Monday night and Tuesday Warmer Tuesday aft ernoon Low Monday night 15 23 High Tuesday 4348 GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m donday April 2 Maximum Minimum At 8 s ni fEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 28 30 43 35 5 Die in Auto Muncle headon automobile collision killed 5 per sons and injured two others critic ally early Sunday on Indiana route 67 about 13 miles northeast of Muncic e GloberGazeile weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday April 1 Maximum 34 Minimum 27 At 8 a m 29 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 31 Snyder Cites Strong US Finances Billion Tax Rise May Suffice By REX CHAMEY Washmston U r e a r Secretary Jphn W Snyder sai VIonday the government is i such an unexpectedly strong fi nancial position that a 000 000 tax increase may b enough to keep the treasury from goinginto the red next year Two months ago both Presiden Truman and Snyder had told con gress theywanted a twopackag tax boosting pro gram to put the government 01 a payasyougo basis during th 1952 fiscal year starting July 1 LoneHeld View But Snyder eased away frorr that position Monday He toll the house ways and means com mittce that barring unexpectei developments a 51000000000 increase might be enough Some members of congress lield that view even at the time Sny ier and Mr Truman expressed he opinion another tax hike o would be necessary The secretary painted a rosy picture of the governments pres ent financial condition He said that instead of the 700000uOO deficit Mr Truman predicted for the present fiscal a surplus now s in prospect Heavy Receipts Heavier receipts than expected irid a slower rate of spending for both military and civilian projects were responsible he said Snyder said it now appears 4ha1 in the 1951 fiscal year vill run nearer han the forecast n January But he emphasized that a lax ncrease of at least s still necessary While the current fiscal situa ion is encouraging ho said this should not be allowed to postpone adequate financial preparedness We must not fail to provide for the proper financing of bur stead ily increasing defense production KILLED BY POWER SAW Baldwin Conley 24 year old farmer was accidentally Claim Troops Close to Parallel US Bans Spare Tire on New Cars Washington govern inent Monday knocked the span Ire off new cars To save rubber for truck trac or and farm equipment tires the national production authority di rected that new passenger cars be delivered with only 4 tires Several of the big automobil manufacturers already had adoptei hatas their own policy Now in Effect The order effective asr of Sun iay does not prevent newcar suyers from purchasing a 5th tire hemselves to replace the one let offbythe factory The no spare order is part of general order which cuts by 1500 tons a month 0 rubber allowedfor civilian use NPA officials had once planned a cut of 7500 tons in civilian1 use of rubber but held up their order because a senate committee ob ected to it Gillette Objected Senator Gillette DiIowa of the senate small business commit ee had requested a delay in issu nce of the April order on grounds would beair too heavily on small ubber companies The order as issued meets some f Gillettes objections The rela tively light cut in total civilian ubber usage presumably means ic government will slow down s stockpile buying Manufacturers must use the rub er savedthrough the ban onspare resfor passenger cars in making ires for trucks trailers farm quipment and tractors f I uciJiluio DRAGGED FROM RUBBLE Fire Chief Joseph Drexl 58 St Paul Minn is dragged dearof rubble which fell on him in an which wrecked part of the highland village shopping center during an early Sunday morning fire Drexl was not seriously hurt Aiding Turn are Fire Capt Bob Berthiaume and Sgt Bur ton Pond The policeman at left is Sgt Vernon Sen Anderson Soys Truman if to killed Sunday when he became entangled in the belt of a power saw and was thrown against the blade erson DN Mex Monday that President Truman ill run again m 1952 Anderson heads the democratic enatorial campaign1 committee nd served for a time as acting lairman of the democratic na onal committee during last years election campaign The New Mexico senator told a reporter he interprets as a de cision to seek another term Mr Trumans announcement last week that he has made up his mind about 1952 plans but wont tell anybody about it I still think the president is going to run again Anderson said It is my guess the president will permitthe electionof con vention delegates pledged to him Of course if he decides at that time not to run again he could thank the delegates and suggest that they support some other inee Anderson said that if the pres ident made such a decision just before the convention next year his choice of a successor conceiv ably could be Gen Dwight D Eisenhower Fire Wrecks 9 Businesses in St Paul St Paul spectacular fire lunctuatedwith showering bncki rid explosions destroyed most o the Highland Park shipping cen ter in St Paul early Sunday i Nine of the IV businessesin the center which covered an extra largecity blockwere destroyed Three more werebadlydamaged City Architect Alfred HSchroe chief the wife of om of owneis Werejhjurea neither seripusly husband wasnMiurtff but anex plosion shot him all the way across a wide street and under a car Among establishments now f mass of black embers and tanglec debris were the SSlargest busi lesses in the center They were jees Village inn a restaurant with 3 dining rooms the huge cut price super market and the Highland drug center which alsos contained a gift store and a postoffice sub station Firemen thought the blaze rtartedin the super market but he cause wasnt determined From he market flames shot both ways nto a lengthy arcade connecting most of the centers establish ments The alarm was turned in at 3 m In a matter of minutes most f the business places were afire 1 think the only way Eisen hower could figure in the demo cratic nomination picture is for the president to back him the question of obscene literature re New Mexico senator said Kensett Legislator Opposes Tax Limit DCS Moines The Iowa louse Monday adopted by a 71 to 21 vote a senatei resolution calling or an amendment to the federal constitution to limit the taxing powers of congress There was only brief discussion Rep Norman Norland DKensett jpposed the measure and said it s a matter of placing the dollar signabove human values No Indictments in Dubuque Obscenity Charge JKTgSySStlSS Auriol Tells U S France Will Fight By DONALD J GONZALES Washington UR French President yincenfrAuriol Monday US congresssharply i split on rthe troopsforEurope hi country will fight Russian aggres sion if it has to that European countrir lack thehyillTto defend tneir selves But AurioJ told France rejects as tto barbarous name of neutralism France he said is rebuilding ler 1 defenses and has no false lopes f h at an aggressor woulc posts guarded only byr a d o v ef holding the branch of an olive i Neverthelesshe said hiSCouri ry wants peace de tended by a united army n a world where each countrys armaments are fairly iltimately all s atomic weapons have been destroyed v U S Cose Focuses on Potato Culls J 1 Waterloo The govern ments case against H SL McKin ey and Sons potato producers and Uppers at St i focused Communist Vehicles i on Move Yank Patrols Cross Border f tr YPv V H V i By EARNEST HOBERECHT reported massing 40 to 45 fresh divisions more ttiiin 300000 an all out offensive against UN up to and across Koreas 38th parallel f J MoreSthan nist vehicles were spotted on the move heaviest communist traffic the war least 150 ofthem wereTaestroylSi or damaged by allied air Sunday Monday warn ed in his daily communique omirioufc in eneiny traffic He of vehicles delivered their reinforcement and the ChorwonKumh waKwachon triangle behind the central front i i Strike M All signs indiiatedthaVthe reds intend tovstrike at he alliedj breakthrough with Jhuman itti tactics such as rolled back the 8th army 60miles last New Years eve Allied divisionsmoved up to the 38th parallel m strength atwill almost all1 140mile wide ilyminedf IT valleynorth heavy J3re from enemy defense positioDinii3aigedc moun tains just south of 4he parallel SrdCwwinr U S tanksandtafantry crossed the westcentral ector northeast ofijSfequJU at mid Sunday forsttiejSrd time in two i mall IThe heir mortars At county grand jury which con ducted a lengthy probe into th ported Monday but it returned n indictments in connection with th issue CountyAttorney JohnL Duff j who launched the investigatioi aftercjub women had criticizei his office said he would 1ceet watch over literature placed on sale in Dubuque lj Duffy told newsmen the Du suque police chief and the coun y sheriff had promised to coop erate with him He said he would check period caUy to see whether books and magazines available to the publi n Dubuque were moral Pastor Ousted From Pulpit in Church AHerton Rev Sid G Austin said Monday the Christian hurch here was in shambles ollowing a freeforall fist fight during which he was forcibly re moved from the pulpit during Sunday mornings regular church crvice Mr Austin said he was knocked own and severely beaten follow ng a fight after he had been strongarmed from the pulpit by wo men He said he had just tarted the 11 oclock service The minister who said he was till partiallybedfast Monday re orted the outbreak was the result f a fircthepastor movement He aid a state group of the church eprcsented by Paul Walters Des toines attorney had two men re move him from the pulpit Mr Austin said his church Is nown as an independent Chris tian church The group seeking to take over he said calls itself a Christian Mission group In Des Moines Walters vas not immediately available for com ment The area office of the Iowa in to Christian Missionary society Des Moines referred queries Walters Austin said further that Leo Ferrell chairman of the board of the church tried1 to restore order and that Ferrell was very severely with the result that he suf fered a heart attack It was neces sary to call an ambulance for him The minister also related that several women were injured in the fighting He said Guy Goughnor an Al erton businessman had asked the state group to come in and take over the Allerton church as unclassified on ctills The government seeks to enjoin McKinley from selling potatoes not federally inspected Testimony was given that Mc Kinley would not allow govern ment inspection of the shipment but that when inspected by th consigneeJan 16 year th percentage of damaged potatoe was over the allowable 6 per cen Hearing Set Presiding Federal Judge Henr N Graven set the hearing on permanent injunction to preven McKinley shipping potatbeg fo June 11through 13 The hearing which began Mon day was for a temporary in June tion to prevent further by the McKinleys pending a deci sion on the permanent injunction Tobias E Diamond SJdis tricl attprriey for northern Iowa conducted the governments case Question Raised AllenWhitfielcf of Des Moine presented arguments for the de fense which raised the question a potato producer anc shipper was also a handler and hus included in the provisions o marketing order No 60 McKinley and his 3 sons operat a farm near St Ansgar His firm s fighting a 1950 potato marketing i g r c c m e n t which includes 1 North Iowa counties McKinley has re peatedly and publicly that he has old and will continue to sellhis lotatoes on the marketwith ut federal inspection Diamond aid Ed S Nealon special production nd marketing administration gent from Chicago Mc had saidhe regarded order Vo 60 as merely a directive from ie secretary of agriculture and ot a law mainjhfghway JheChinese still were facing wesf Amer can armored team hit thenvtfrqm heir eastern flank The Yanks punded24and ivors before aturdays two bolder crossing to outlrof ithe i parallel for the ight On Sunday afternoon a foot pa trol from out fit probed Jto within ahalf mile of the parallel to with about 25a Chinese across the pre war frontier Unopposed Here Allied forces on the J western front moved up1unopposed into weatherbeaten frontier ments that marked the South Ko rean defensevline before the com munist invasion last June 25 On the east coast the South Ko lean Capital division sent patrols as far north as Taepo 12 miles above the parallel The bulk of the division crpssed thjeolder border last week and is at least miles inside the enemy homeland The lull in heavy fighting was reflected inthe 8th armyVclaim of only 295 communist troops killed or wounded and 47 prison ers taken Sunday the lowest casualty claim since the allies be gan theirnorthward march Jan uary 25 The war appeared tobe enter ing an at least temporary stale mate U S Defense Secretary George C Marshall has said there will be no general 8th army ad vance north of the parallel at this AUTO TV BARRED Albany N Dewey signed Sunday without comment a billbarring television sets in automobies beginning July SAME Black mom   

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