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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Edited tor CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAtlft THAT MAKIS A L L NO I T H I 0 W A N S N 11 6 M 6 I f HOME EDITION VOL LVII mnO Full LUM wirw OcnU Cooyi MASON CMl IOWA THURSDAY AMML 18 MSI Yank Planes Win Biggest Jet Battle By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo warplanes shot down 5 enemy jets probably destroyed two more and damaged 15 Thurs day in two roaring air fights over northwest Korea All American planes came safely out of the battles One of the thunderousclashes was the biggest jet figh In history It involved 152 je planes 80 Russianmad MIG15s and 72 American F8 and about 40 B2 medium bombers On the ground two Chinese d visions pulled back suddenly an mysteriously onthe central fron American troops pushed cautiou ly ahead in theirwake against n opposition Staff officers said the were puzzled by the enemy with drawal The two red divisions Wednes day bitterly opposed allied cros ings of the Hantan river south c Chorwon They fought from th craggy hills north of the river Butthey broke contact Wee nesday night 26 Mile Gain South Korean troops on th cast coast stabbed 26 miles in North Korea in the deepest rec land of the curren United Nations drive In historys biggest jet battle the 80 MIGs swooshed out of re Manchuria against 72 U S je flying cover for 30 to 40 U S B29 Superforts The B29s drop ped 300 tons of bombs on the vital railroad bridge cross the Yal liver between Antunj Manchuri SinuijujKorea The American jets shot dow two MIGs probably destroyed tw others and damaged 13 A B29 gunner brought dow a 3rd red jet B29s also damage another red jet Safely Two B29s were damaged bu landed safely m Korea Th others returned to their Japanes or Okinawabases The second air battle flare later Thursday in the center o Alley between Sinuiju am Siiianju In this action 15 commu nist jets attacked 12 American Sabre jets The Sabres shot downtwo rec Jets and probably destroyed an other The fight raged for 15 min utes from 34000 down to 4000 feet u Other allied planes in 672 flights reported more than 500 reds killed or wounded Thursday the greatest claim against troops In the past 3 weeks The fighters itrafed troop columns of 500 soldiers near Anak and near Chaeryong In the ground al lies used bayonets and handgre nades in carving out twosirial beachheads Wednesday on the Hantan river north bank Lake Finance Bill Recommended Des Moiries Iowa house sifting Thursday recommended passage of a bill to appropriate each to help finance construction of sewage fa cilities in the Clear Lake and Iowa great lakes areas The bill must go to the appro priations committee It was passed Wednesday by the senate The house appropriations committee must recommend the measure favorably in order for it to be brought up for debate on the floor of the house The sifting committee placed on the house calendar a senate passed bill to legalize the shooting of live pigeons over hunting dogs In training Other measures recommended by the sifters included one to pro hibit issuance of either a hunting or fishing license to any resident of South Dakota which restricts the hunting of wild fowl This measure was previously passed by the senate Russ Claim Yanks Seek Scapegoat Say MacArthurs End Inglorious By HARRY SHAPIRO Moscow first soviet newspaper to comment on Gen Douglas MacArthurs dismissal said Thursday the aggressors are clearly seeking a scapegoat for theirreverses in Korea All newspapers published a 30 word dispatch from New York declaring MacArthur supposedly was removed because of his in ability to handle the Korean sit uation But Pavel Krainov discussed President Trumans move in de tail in a regular column of the Literary Gaiette Policy Collapses adventures in the far east have brought an inglor ous end to his career the col umn said Now when the collapse of Wall streets far eastern policies s particularly obvious President Truman has decided to relieve the general who was beaten and com promised more than once from his osts as commander of American troops in the far east arid as com manderinchief of the interven ionists armies in Korea The enormous losses of Amer can invaders in Korea and their epeated defeats at the fronl howed the worthlessness of Mac Arthurs alleged militarystratcr gic plans and his inability to take are of the Korean situation Bankrupted Ridgway succeeds MacArthur Jy removing the bankrupted gen ral Wall Street does hot intend o renounce its adventurous pol y That is precisely what the vhite house meant when it said ot Two AP Wirepholo WORKERS BACK of Consolidated Industries of LaFayette Ind paraded toa telegraph office ina drizzle Wednesday to send messages to Wash ington protesting the removal of General MacArthur They carried placards saving Impeach Truman partly hidden and We Want Mac Back Group Set to March on Capital By UNITED PRESS The TrumanMacArthur controversy raged from coast to coast Thursday with the president and secretaryofstate burned in effigy and women organizing a petticoat parade on Washington Public opinion apparently was strongly on the side of Iowa Resolution Supporting Genera on Tap in Senate Des Moines resolution supportfor General Mac Arthur was on tap in the Iowa enate Thursday but1 it appeared loubtful that adecision would be it before late after ilacArthurs removal does not ignify a change of American wlicy in the far east Neverthe ess thereplacement of the com mander of American armed orces in the far eastisconvinc ng testimony of confusion in the en of American warmongers The aggressors are clearly eekiiig a scapegoat for their re erSes However the policy of ggression no matter who con ucts or his suc essor Ridgway7can only result h a shameful fiasco loon Damage Fprcsf City School Forest City Fire and smoke aused considerable damage at the igh school Wednesday evening hen a blaze broke out in the aint room of the industrial arts Jdition just built the past year he heat blew out a door and amaged some brick facing Robert Coon instructor in in ustrial arts said the waste and militarystrategyj ags had been removed the day efore and revealed that 11 wiring was o kThe cause of e blaze could not be immediate determined Install Rockford Man Grand RAM Treasurer R Searle of ockford was installed as grant easurer at the 95th annual con ention of the grand chapter of pyal Arch Masons at Sioux City ednesday T obey Says Truman Accused Him as Impeachment Leader Although the senate had been scheduled to take the resolution up when it convened Thursday morning the chamber began work onia departmental appropriation bUl instead The concurrent resolution drafted by Sen Earl FisKbaiigh majority leaflet Leo Elthon RFertile and oth ers asks congress to obtain from Mac Arthur a report on the Asiatic problem The resolution refers to the general as the preeminent hero of Bataaii and the glorious symbol of our It calls his removal an unbelievable act on the part of the president fraught with tragic t requests congress to ask Macr Arthur to appear before congress to make to this nation and to the world a full and complete re pprtqf the Korean and far eastern situation State D em o c r a t i c Chairman Jake More saidthe generals re moval was a great step toward world peace and one of the greatest things the president has done In Washington Senator Gillette DIowa was the only member of Iowas congressional delegation to support the president He said the removal of MacArthur was wholly justified and too long de layed Senator Hickenlooper R assertedthe presidents ac tion was another example of the state department trying to run Rep Gross said he questionsMr Trumans power to remove Mac Arthur and said 5 the countrf would be better off if Truman would i immediately fire Truman deposed Gen Douglas Mac Arthur At Ponca City Okla Harrj L Thompson 29 touched amate Wednesday night to a gasoline soaked dummy representing th president and Secretary of Stati Dean Acheson A veteran of 36 combat mission over Germany during World wai II Thompson was fired shortly after as field representative of the citizenfinanced hohpartisan Ok lahoma Expenditures council Im willing to take the consequences he said and Id do it again Stopped by Police A dummy labeled Harry Truman dangled from a flagpole at San Gabriel Cal college of medical technicians for hours Wednesday before it was cut down by police The Minute Womenof Mary at Baltimore said they would march oh they Washington before he day is over to demand that VlacArthur be given a chance to tell his side of the story In New York union officials srdered A F L longshoremen to segin a twohour work stoppage at 11 a m E S T on the North river section of the waterfront in protest against the MacAvthur dismissal Impeachment Petition Cries of impeachment that umbled throughthe nations cap tal Wednesday echoed through he republican congressional cahv iaign committee Wednesday night Rep Leonard Hall RN ommittee chairman said 5178 lerspns had urged removal of the iresident in calls and telegrams The Sip and pine restaurant t Columbus Ohio urged its pa roiiSto come in and sign peti ionsto impeach TrumanJ Pro irietor Ed Figner 52 said he had 00 signatures within the first few hours President Begins 7th Year in Office Washington S Tru man Thursday begins his 7th year s president of the United States Ir Truman stepped up from the ice presidency 6 years ago whetv ranklin D Roosevelt died 1945 on Darien Area UPJfRussia has a least 3 arid possibly taling up to welltrained troops in the Port ArthurDarien area in Manchuria 200bdc miles from the Korean border i as learned Thursday These red forces addi tion to large numbers of sovie ship submarine personnel as signed to Port Arthur second only in size to the Soviets far eastern naval headquarters at Vladivostok Approximately 100 red subma rines are believed to be based at Port Arthur although none has been reported near Korea 695000 Men The most recent intelligence re ports came to light after the army estimated that IS Chinese red di visions had moved into Korea from Manchuria since April The communists now have an esti mated 695000 troops in North Ko rea The presence of soviet troops in the Port ArthurDaifen area perts said a statement by bfficia soviet news agency that Jthere are no soviettroops inlMarichuria There is no hard intelligence in formation on whether the kremlin las bolstered soviet forces at the two Manchurian bases inrecen1 weeks But is is known here that he present total marks an in crease over red troops stationed n the area a year ago Puzzled U S intelligence reports dip omatic and military strategists are puzzled over why the Russians listlast weekend deniedthat any soviet troops were inManchuria The denial followed statementsby louse Speaker Sam Rayburri hat we are in terrible danger be cause the Russians are concentrat ng here and there and everyi yhere Official speculation is that Rus ia tossed out the denial as a blind to cover any new soviet moves in the Jar east ocperhaps hat Moscow wanted to indicat hat Russia does not intend to en tiohs er the War It defended MacArthur May Fly to Tell His Views Before Both Houses General Defended by Whitney By RUSSELL BRINKS MacArthur madeplans Thursday fora return soon to the United f invited to air before congress tie views that got him fired by President Truman The 5star general kept his pub ic silence but his right hand man gave the first inkling of how staunch Mac Arthurs defense vould be Maj Gen Courtney B Whitney MacArthurs closestadviser issued saying his deposed boss felt he had violated no Tru man Wantt Out Whitney himself asked release Tohi the army so he could leave rapah with MacArthur general feels that he has complied meticulously with all di rectives he has received not only recently but throughout his entire military service Whitney said Whitney earlier had announced ie has asked the army for retire mentfrom his post as contact man vith Japanese government in handling the occupation MacArthur visited his office for ne hour Thursday One of his aonor guard said the general went o clean out his desk V Earlier Lt Gen Matthew B lidgway flew in Korean iattlefront andwent imme iate conference with MacArthur t the 5star generals residence n the U Sf embassy Ridgway was ccompanied by Secretary of Army Republicans Furious at Presidents Move Washington Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts said Thursday there is a possibility Gen eral Douglas MacArthur may fly Back to the United States next week to address congress Martin made the announcement to newsmen followinj a session of the house republican policy committee rank Pace After the talk Ri left for SAME Btuck flat means truJlit Hist 24 IB Washington Tobey RN H said Thursday dent Truman in a telephone call Tuesday accused him of threaten ing to try to have Mr Truman Impeached and that the president Invited him to go right ahead Other senators said Tobey told senate banking subcommittee Monday that the president could be impeached if he suppressed evidence he once claimed to pos that certain members of con gress had accepted fees in con nection with RFC loans Tobey told reporters Thursday the president called him on the phone and said I understand you are going to fcave me impeached Tobey said he replied that he nothing of the sort but the president insisted Ive gotten ttiat information from a source in whom 1 have the most complete confidence I was told you said you were going to try to have me impeached Tobey said he reiterated that your source has misinformed you but that the president in terrupted Now let me tell you this Sen ator If you want to have me im peached you just go right ahead and Ill help you Tobey said he has kindly feelings toward the president and is sorry that the incident occurred He has not voiced any public de mand for the presidents impeach ment on any grounds Members of the subcommittee declined to speculate on how Mr Truman might have obtained a version of Tobeys remarks at a closed meeting to which all were pledged to secrecy 10 WAS SUMMER GOVERNORS DAYS INVITEGOVERNOR TO CLEAR i delegation from Clear take Thursday morning extended the traditional invitation to Gov William S Beardsley to attend the Governors Days celebration there Aug 4 and 5 From left toright are Gov Beardsley W H Ward mayor of Clear L ake Douglas Swale commodore of the Clear Lake Yacht club Dr Edward L Chappell general chairman of the Governors Days committee and F C Lovell Jr president of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsor of the event d afterturning ver his US 8tharmy command emporarily to Frank W until it1 arrival in Korea1 ofLtGeb ames A VanFleet veteran of two World wars and head of the unerican mission that advised the reek government lorces in their Tiumph over communist insur ection J President Truman announced ic new command changes for jenerals Ridgway and Van Fleet multaneoiisly with the removal MacArthur Braadcast Whitneys statement defending tfacArthur followed by only a few ours President Trumans broad astaddress from Washington In the address President Tru an said he fired MacArthur be use he felt the generals poli es carried a very grave risk f starting World war III The Whitney statement did not eal MacArthurs policy lewsbut emphasized the genj rals views that nothing he had McCarthy Sees Treason in VWiite House Milwaukee Milwau kee Journal Thursday quoted Sen ator McCarthy RWis as saying that treasonm the white house has been accomplished by bourr boh and benedictine McCarthy asserted according tc the Journal that the treason was accomplished by men who knew how to get the president cheerful and continued that the dismissal of Gen MacArthur by the president is a communist vic tory wonwith the aid of bourbon and benedictine No Comment In Ura s h i ng t o n Presidential Press Secretary Joseph H Shorl read a copy of this dispatch and said no comment McCarthy was enroute back to the capital by plane from Milwaukee The Wisconsin senator accord ng to Journal Reporter Robert Fleming made the statements Wednesday night in af speechbe ore nearly 600 members of the Wisconsin t Ketail Furniture Deal ers association Fleming said that in aiv inter view before thespeech heaskec McCarthy wjiether he believed that President Truman should be impeached Fleming said McCar thy answered J t should be impeached but the other hand hes tlfe crowdaround Kim that trouble AJUack Day The Journal quoted McCarthys reference in his speech to bour bon and benedictine as follows This isa blaclf day one of the blackest in the history of this country A day in which America and all western civilization suf fered a tremendous defeat and the communists homemade and for eignmade suffered a great vic tory a achieved with tHe aid of bourbon There is a possibility said that General Mac Arthur will fly back nextweek and will be available congress sooner than the 3 week mentioned earlier Original plans Martin said were for the deposed general tv return from Japan by ship Republicans angry at President Truman tor tiling the general are sponsoringa res olution inviting MacArthur to address a joint meetingof senate and the house The house rules committee will consider the resolution and Martin said he is confident both the committee and the house will approveit He said he doesnt expect administration1 democrats to fight the invitation1 proposal As for the senates attitude Martin said The aiming at providing MacAnhur with aforumto outline his far eastern policy to Uvi world CaUe4UBwtM j Among thedemocrats Senator Kerr of Oklahoma it Would be unwise for the general to ad dress congress and that hewill do what preventlit Kerr said a question and answer committet hearing would be better Howmany other democrats wilteUrie remained in Martin did source of his latest inforiUtion on MacArthurs return plaM but there were Intimati said had overstepped his limita specifically Mac for direct quotation theywant to ipeed MacArthur appear ance because public this time Arthur with Arthurs considered right to make his statement of March 24 and to write a letter March 20 to Rep Joseph W Martin Both were pointed out byv President Truman in elaborating von reasons lop MacArthurs dismissal MacArthurs March 24 state ment called on red China to settle the Korean war or expose the Peiping regime to risk of immi nent military collapse Atreed With Martin The March 20 letter in reply to one written by Martin agreed witli Martins views on the wisdom of using Chinese nationalist troops on Formosa against red China Whitney said The general has interpreted both his statement of March24 and his letter to Congressman Martin dispatched from here 4 days prior thereto as dealing ex clusively with the military situa tion and within the area of his uncontested authority to speak The one bore no slightest relation ship to the other President Trumans released documents on the dismissal in cluded one calling MacArthurs attention to a Dec 6 directive That directive had enjoined the ssuance of public statements on oreign policy without reference o the state department for clear ance Not Directed to MacArthur On that point Whitney said The directive of Dec 6 was not directed to General MacArthur personally but was directed to all executive agencies of the govern ment furthermore the direc ive of Dec 6 by its terms and pirit was interpreted at this icadquarters as applying solely o formal public statements and McCarthy said the t e c o r d showed that the pals of Hiss are still running the state department v f Referring to the MacArthur dismissal Fleming quoted Mc Carthy as saying Thismorning was jsigned un less the American people force a change the death wajrrantof western civilization by a president who didnt know what he was do ing He is surrounded by the Jes sups the Achesons the oldHiss crowd These men have no hyp notic influence mostof the tragic thirds are done at 130 and 2 oclock in the morning when had time to get the presi dent cheerful It could cool off if we waited 3 weeks oneJpf thenv said j In the event administration democrats fight the resolution to invite the speak inthe house chamber to all members of congress J Republicans are consid ering renting whatoneof called thetbiggest hallwe could holding aparty confer ence to invited i Martin made public a statement he saidhads beena unanimously approved by policy committee raising a of questions out of Mat Arthur s removal Approved Statement 9 The The major issue is how togain atrue and lasting Tru man administration hasproved its inability to attalnpfeace or wage warThe presidents disi missal of General MacArthur and the 80000 Americancasualties Korea are further evidenceof that fact T These grave been raised questions T All About lot to communiques correspon dence or personal conversations with others TRUCKING OFFICIAL DIES Council Bluffs ff peter S eterson 66 former president of YEAR AGO le Iowa Truckers association Maximum ied at a hospital here Wednesday Minimum V The WEATHER i Mason City Cloudy windy and cold with snow mixed with rain Thursday night Friday cloudy and cold with snow flur ries LowThursday night 30 HighFriday 38 to 40 Iowa Cloudy windy and cool Thursday night and Friday Rain mixed with snow through most of the state Thursday night gradually end ing inWest Friday Low Thurs day night 3035 west 3540 east High Friday 4045 Winds northnorthwest 2030 MPH diminishing a little on Friday Further chance of clearing Saturday not so cold in afternoon Minnesota Cloudy windy and continued cool Thursday night and Friday occasional light rain or snow east and snow flurries west gradually ending over west portion Low Thurs day night 2530 northwest 32 37 southeast High Friday 3540 north and west 4045 southeast GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 38 33 38 15 39 19 Has ground now been laid by the TrumanAchesonMarshall triumvirate for a As the authors of the 1945 de cision to abandon China to the communists do the president his secretary of state and his secre tary of defense consider them selves free to resume their course ofappeasement which inter rupted by the Korean conflict Is the new price of appeasement the deliverance of mosa to red China the participa tion of red Chinain the writinf of the Japanese peace treaty and the admissionof red China to the United Nations To Communists Is Japan inevitably to be de livered into the communist orbit Thesequestions we holdto be the consequence of the leadership which ordered the removal of General MacArthur But there are other vital im plications in this action Does this mean that our mill ary leaders in Europe including General Eisenhower are now also hrottled into silence if they dif fer with the administration Does this mean that the con gress is to be denied the opinions of our competent military authori ties henceforth Doesthis mean that anyone in our military establishment or other agencies of government who dares turn hisback on thelstcre tary of state Mr Dean Acheson may expect the most drastic re prisals It is essential to the security of our country and of the world that congress have mmediately the full facts at to IT   

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