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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for DM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKII ALL NOtTH I OW A N S N 11 0 H I 0 11 Associated Press and United Full Wit Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FftlDAY AfftlL 13 Itil This Paper Consists ol Two Nttttt Worst Flood in 70 Years Threatened St Paul Minn Mississippi river hitting it highest level here since 1881 forced more than 300 person from their homes Friday and spilled into parts of St Pauli business district The river hit 174 feet Friday and the weather bureau which hadbeen predicting a crest of 175 feet for Sunday revised its forecast upwards again to predict a crest of 185 feet The big rise was caused by flood waters of the ram paging Minnesotariver The crest of the flood on that river which has been the worst since 1881 still had to empty into the Mississippi river south of here Backing Up Water already was backing up Into the basement of the postof fice building and many downtown business properties andfactories were gettinga taste of flood wa ters for the first time From St Paul south to the Iowa border the Mississippi was risingdangerously and threatened tocause the worst flooding years Cattle were being from farms along the lowlands The St Paul fire department was being kept busy answering calls from businesses to help pump out wa ter The naval reserve building on Navy island in the river at St Paul was being the flood waters threatened by Protective pil ing there hadnt been completed and trucks were filling in the urea in an attemptto keep cur rents from undermining the building Community Hit In Lillydale a small coramun Ity of 100 people in Dakotacoun ty south of here only 3 families out of the entire population were still left in town The Minnesota river hit a crest Friday at Chaska Minn where 150 families have been forced to flee Marshall Residents Return Residents ofMarshall Minn returned to their homes as the Redwood river receded and the towns water and sewage systems resumed normal operations Kneedeep mud cpvered the air base at Sioux Falls S Dak where 3000 persons fled last week when the Big Sioux river flooded theiri homes The Redriver of the north which flows toward Hudson bay crested at Fargo N Dak and was expected to crest 2 to 4 fee lower than previously forecast a1 Grand Forks Red Cross disaster crews were alerted to care for hundreds oi Clear Lake Finance Bill Passes House Sewage System Okayed 81 to 0 DCS Moines JP The Iowa house Friday passed 81 to 0 a senatebill to provide statefunds to help construct sewage systems in the Spirit Lake and Clear Lake areas The measure was sent to the governor It would supply for each project The measure represents tne states efforts and solution of a long standing sew ageproblem in the two recreation and vacation areas Under the bill the state funds wouldbe supplied in lieu of tax ing stateowned propertyin the areas involved Supplying the funds would be contingent upon sanitary districts in the two areas Bonding themselves to 90 per cent of the limit to supply the other funds needed for construction The only additionalcosttothe state would be sewer rentals against state property the same as against privatelyowned and bene fited The problem came to a climax ast summer when numerous complaints were made againstpol ution of the lakes persons here if large scale evacu ations became necessary in the Twin Cities area Batres Blocked The Mississippi high that it flooded out electrical machinery and prevented the use of aswing bridge blocking barges from en tering docks or leaving Minneapolis Clearweather was forecast Fri day except for some snow flurries in southern Minnesota Higher temperatures were expected to speed the spring runoff however increasing the flood dangers by melting snow from a storm that hit the area Thursday Forecasters said the flood here would hit a stage of 185 feet Sun day 3i feet above flood stage and the highest since 1881 when the river rose to 197 feet Weather Expert A D Sanial said LaCrosse Wis faced its worst flood in 30 years and warned that all lowlands between Winona Minn and LaCrosse will be under water by Tuesday Tributaries in and Minnesota were pouring millions of tons of water into the Missisf sippi and the additional burden is expected cause even greater Congress Asked to Approve Power Line AP WET on the hood of his automobile with feet dangling in swirling Rock Creek waters In Washington D C Elias Nadelman waits for firemen to free his car Thursday Nadelman and his two and marooned when their auto bogged down in the flashflooded creekford Firemen anchored lines to shore carried thegirls to safety and then pulled the automobile to dry land Box Sceire 100 io I for General Washington JP Republican members of congress Friday re sorted a flood of letters telegrams and phone calls criticizing presi dent Truman for ousting Gen MacArthur Rep Leonard W Hall RNY hairmari ofthe republican con ressional committee reported hat the latest check of the 200 epublican house members and 7 senators showed sentiment running better than 100 to one in avpr of the against e president He gave thisbreakdown Letters For MacArthur 5986 gainst 32 Telegrams ForMacArthur 42 24 against 334 Telephone calls For MacAr hur 1776 against 13 Communications asking for im eachment of the president 32 69 The house postoffice reported mail running a little heavierthan sual Friday although not in uchlarge volumes as were han led at times duringWorldwar II Expect New Ground Attacks by Enemy By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo iff Red Chinese withdrawals in North Korea Friday coincided with a warning that they might be pre paring the way for heavy air strikes at the advancing allied ground forces In the wake of historys greatest jet air battle Lt Gen George E Stratemeyer commander of the U S far east air forces said the growing communist air arm might soon start ground attacks In months of war such red have been limited to minor nuisance bombings by one or two planes Only Recourse Allied airmen are forbidden o strike at the Manchurian aases of the red air force General Stratemeyer noted In an inter Washington has been asked to approve a 000 program for construction of 890 miles of power lines connect ing southern Minnesota and north ern Iowa Rep H Carl Andersen Minn said there is such a short age of power in some areas oJ southwestern Minnesota that at the end of the day there is not enough power to run milking ma chines He appeared with a group rep resenting rural electrification co operatives before a house appro priations subcommittee Their tes timony was made public Friday flooding farther down the big riv ers valley The Wisconsin rivers crest is expected to hit the Mississippiin a few days backing up water into Prairiedu Chien Wis At Milwaukee Truck Driver August Adamak rescued his son Steven 2 from drowning when the boy fell into a floodswollen creek High water near Fairmont Minn knocked out teletype serv ce to Fairmont radio station 5SUM To continue news broad casts the station recorded news casts telephoned from the United Press bureau in Minneapolis and jut the transcriptions directly on he air India Takes Maharajahs Title Away New Delhi India In dian government cracked down Friday on the fabulously wealthy maharajah of Baroda by depriv ing him of all hisroyal titles and more than a half million dollars in annualrevenue The maharajan regarded as one of the fastest men in the world with a buck and famous for his racehorses was servedhere with a government order naming his 21yearold son Fateh Singh as his successor to the title and privileges The mahara j ah is 44 To Give Reason Prime Minister Jawaharal Neh ru will make a statement to par liament Saturday giving the gov ernments reason for the crack down which will deprive the m harajah of his annual privy purse of 2650000 rupees It wont mean that maharajah will bebroke since hes regarded as one of the 10 richest men in the world take a big chunk out of his annual revenue view Our only recourse alunt the attack once warning came in the wake of the jet battle lii that fight 80 Russiantype M1G15 attacked 115 U S jets and 32 American B29 Super forts The allied warplanesdestroyed 5 of the red planes probably des troyed 7 and damaged 18 others Accounts of American loss dif fered The far east air force said noplanes were lost but two Su perforts were damaged and had o land in Korea 2 Shot Down The air force in Washington an nounced Friday however that wo U S B29s were shot down 3y red jets in the big battle near the Yalu river It said several other U S bombers were damaged aut were able to land at allied sases An airforce spokesman said none of the U S jets in the fight were damaged or destroyed Stratemeyer said there was un mistakable evidence tfiat the were planning to step up heir air operations over Korea He said 6 or more new air strips were being scraped out of rice paddies in North Korea Existing airfields between the Yalu river Mickey Mantle Turned Down by Draft Board MUml Yankee Baseball Rookie Mickey Mantle has been found not ac ceptable for induction to military service at the present time his local selective service board dis closedFriday The boardreceived a report Friday morning fiom the Tulsa army examining center on the widelypublicized physical Mantle underwent here last Wednesday The 19A year old Commerce Okla youth was classified 4F before taking the test his first examination under the eyes of the army Result of the physical was an nounced by Board Member Joe Payton who said the cause of Mantles disqualification could not be made public Presumably however it is be cause of chronic osteomylitis in the young stars left leg the ail ment that originally caused his deferment JOuhdary and the ines were being added allied front repaired he CITIZENSHIP PAPERS Actress signs citizenship papers at a naturalization ceremony in federal court in Abilene Texas Thursday Looking on is George W Parker clerk of the North Texas division of U S district court Britishborn Miss Garson is the wife of E E Fogelson Dallas Texas oil man Official sources said the ma larajahs recent activities are Behind the crackdoivn The former princely state of Baroda wherethe maharajah was supreme ruler was merged with Bombay state by the government of India in 1949 Since then the maharajah has organized a union of princes to protect the interests of himself and other princes whose domains have been merged Re cently he has questioned the con stitutionality of the merger of Baroda Not Pleased This activity has not pleased Nehru and he is expected to go into this in Saturdays statement in parliament The maharajah flew here from Madras and was served with the government order It is under stood he has a month in whichto lodge an appeal to President Ra jendra Prasad One point that has to be clarified is whether his son will get the privy purse Under terms of the merger the purse was fixed only for the lifetime of the maharajah BULLETINS USE BONUS MONEY Des Moines WP The Iowa house voted overwhelmingly Friday despite vigorous opposi tion to take 51125000 from the Iowa World war I bonus board to build a new dormitory at the State Soldiers home at Mar shalltown Washington United States Fridajf turned down Great Britains sufKeslion that communist China be allowed to help write a Japanese peace treaty CLOCK CEIVEVA DIES L Clock 82 oldest merchant in Franklin county who operated a general store here for many years died at his home in Geneva late Friday afternoon He was a brother of Judge Sherwood A Clock of Hampton and the father of Mrs Lawrence Shepoiser of Mason also leaves his wife and a son Reginald of Free port 111 Mr Clock was born May 8 1870 and was ajifelong resident of Franklin county SWALLOWS LYE DCS Moines year old Judy Buckingham was hospital ized Thursday after she swallowed lye from a discarded can An anti dote was administered and her stomach pumped She suffered burns about the mouth andtongue but hospital attendants said she was doing nicely The girl is the daughter of Mr and Mrs James L Buckingham City of San Francisco to Welcome Home General MacArthur Parade Invitation Accepted San Francisco Doug las MacArthur advised city offi cials Friday he will arrive in San Francisco Monday afternoon anc agreed to their request for a pub lic celebration of his homecom ing MacArthur informed Mayor El mer E Robinson he plans to ar rive at San Francisco airport from Hawaii late Monday From there he will be driven in an open car through the city to the St Francis hotel1 where the presiden tial suite him is being for MacArthur relieved of his com mands in the far east by President Truman will receive one of the biggest welcome home greet ings in the history of the city By RUSSELL JBRINES Tokyo MacArthur will fly to the United States Monday in a fighting moodto challenge the presi dent who fired him over war policy I This became clear Friday when his spokesman said Mae Arthur wants to minimize war not expand it Maj Gen Courtney B Whitneys statement undoubted ly approved by MacArthur carried an implied challenge to President Truman on an issue boiling throughout the United capitals The issue Whether to limit the war to Korea and hope the Chi nese reds eventually agree to a peace or to carry the war to Red China by bombing its Manchurian bases and opening a second fron with Chiang Kaisheks national ist troops The president advocates th former MacArthur the latter President Truman said Wed nesday night that he had fire MacArthur as far east commande because he feared the general1 policies would lead to World III To Expound Views MacArthur wants to expound hi to cope for a major turnout to greet the general on his return We are prepared to extend to Gen MacArthur the traditional welcome of San Francisco to a re turning war hero He specifically requested that we do notexpect him to make a formal address Robinson said The general was expected to stay in San Francisco overnight and then fly east to Washington or York Tobey Gets 2 Threats Chicago Tobey R N member of the senate crime committee was reported to nave received two threats agains his life Friday Harold G Taylor field director of the National Association o Svangelicals informed reporters o he threats He said the senator had reported the threats in a conversation with churchmen at tendingthe associations convex views before congress Thats wh he is rushing home to the land h Already police were preparing has not visited in 14 years of war and peace Republican leaders are eager t provide the opportunity Thci jitter criticisms of the adminis xation even have demanded th resignation of President and Secretary of State tion Tobey told us he had receivec 4 letters Friday andtwo were threats on his life Taylor said He said Tobey dismissed the letters as the work of cranks and crackpots which didrft mean a thing Tobey was in Chicago to speak jefore the associations convention The senator was guarded by two detectives assigned by Ray Crane city police captain Crane said the guard was DUt was a dignitaries not asked by Tobey courtesy extended to A 10 man police detail is sched uled for duty at Tobeys speech friday night PRINCIPAL HONORED Ceiitervllle ff chools Thursday Centerville honored Miss Sarah Ritchell for 40 years of ervice in the McKinley school where she now is principal Woman Free in Murder She Doesnf Remember DCS Moines woman who testified she could not remember anything about the case was free Friday of a chaige that she murdered her husband with an ax in 1948 MrsDoris V Maxwell 54 was acquitted by a district court jury of 11 women and one man Thursday The ver dict was returned more than 24 hours after the case went to the jury After the slaying in May 1948Mrs Maxwell The WEATHER Mason City Slowly clearing dur ing Friday night with fog by sunrise Mostly cloudy Saturday with little warmer Fri day night 29 Saturday high 42 Iowa Partly cloudy west and central Friday night with pre cipitation gradually ending in east with lows 2934 Saturday considerable fog early in the morning mostly cloudy re mainder of day with showers beginning southwest and ex treme west High Saturday 40 50 Further outlook General west rain rain east rain or snow Saturday night Monday was adjudged insane an d committed to the Clarinda state hospital SAFETY POSTER WINS Lou Shrin er was awarded first place in the first to 3rd grade group District 4 of the Iowa Safety Congress safety poster idea school children contest for Last fall she was pronounced sane and ordered to stand trial on la murder charge Mrs Maxwell testified in her own defense that her mind was a perfect blank from 1943 or 1944 until after she had been committed to the Clarinda insti tution She said she did not remember marrying Maxwell in 1944 and remembered nothing the slay ing The first she knew of the slaying she said was when a doctor at the hospital told her of if The state did not present any expert testimony in an effort to show that Mrs Maxwell was sane at the time of the slaying Four psychiatrists testified for the de fense that she was insane at that time Under Iowa law insanity at the time of a crime is a complete de fense mixed with snow in east cloudy in west Colder west and cen tral on Monday No good dry ing weather in sight through Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Light snow extreme east early Friday night and snow flurries northwest portion Saturday afternoon Continued cool Low Friday night 2632 High Saturday 3644 GlobcGazett weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Trumai Achesoi and suggested impeachments MacArthurs plane was schcd uled to leave Tokyo at 7 am Monday 4 p m CST Sunday The general will be accompaniet y his wife son Arthur 13 anc intimates They will travel in the general Constellation SCAP named after his former title in Japan Supreme Alliec owers J i party will stop overnight in Hawaii and then to San Francisco tYies subse quent destination and schedul had not been decided Limited Expansion Wliitneys statement sald vocates of the general policy appeasement and the communis press have attempted to prop agandize MacArthur as an advo ctae of war expansion added MacArthur Tias never or even considered extension o the war except to the limited de gree necessary to bring the Korean to Han honor able end with the minimum los of human life He believes that appeasemen would mean not less but infinite ly more ultimate bloodshed arid following historical precedent might well carry wjthin the seeds of a new world The statement implied only two alternatives in settling the Korean campaign A limited expansion o the fighting or appeasement Whitney also said Friday on another occasion that the gen eral was fired without warnin and without considering voluntary retirement The MacArthurs will be rnak ng their first journey togethei since escaping from Corregidor in 1942 It will be young Arthurs firsl jlimpse of the United States anc he first visit home for his par ents since their marriage in 1937 They will be accompanied by Whitnev the generals aides Lionels S L Huff and L E 3unker and Lt Col Anthony Story the pilot and his per osnal physician Col Charles C lanada Mrs n the party Huff also will be Man Calls on Woman for 2J Years Another Woman Wins Birmingham England Hiss Jean Lofthouse 50 sued Tred Partridge Thursday for breach ofpromise She said he had come calling every night for 21 up o the day he married another woman Address Chanced Detroit UR Police traced a suspected burglars address from he license plate number of his ar and went out to question him MacArthur Invited to By JACK BELL Wathinfton Douglas MacArthur Friday was invited to testify before the senate services committee as part ofa broadscale inquiryinto the poli cies that led to his firing1 The up of 7 democrats and 0 republicans voted unanimouslyto inviteMac Arthur to v appear before itjahdto conduct a general review Wjf United tbft ftar easternpolicies Chairman reporters he did think rthe committees inquiry could called an KRather he saidjitwill be an attempt to get all the facts about the mili tary situation inthefar Thecommittee hearingfor his Republican tad ers continued nevertheleis fto pressfor an Mac Arthurrto address house session Hep Martin of I Massachusetts thehouse a City If congress wants o be quick aboutIti He cant wait MacArthur Hes got j other plahi through happy to orf to appear before congreisionar com mittees to lash of opinions which led idenf marily IromTiislar com mands last Wednesday i T 1 Acttinx p j introduced sresolu ions on sen ate and House to to address1 ajoinr session but they been unable tdr get action on them J Martin said be a ng of the house committee originally scheduledfor Friday Aras called off byCtHe democratic eadership to makeisure the com mittee did not act on the resolution 4 In announcing the senate armed icrvices committees invitation to tfacArthuiv Chairman Russell D Ga said he feels the American eople are entitled to Itnow alKof he facts involved except those which cannot be released for reasons of seciuity1 about the TrumanMae Arthur clashof They arrived at the address anc ound nothing but a holel The louse had been moved to make vay for a new expressway Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow fall YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 33 33 14 trace 30 18 SAME 125 mentis ttMt No date was set for the commit ee to hear MacArthur To Hear Others On the point of how public the learings would be Russell pointed mt that MacArthur would leard as one witness in general hearings on far eastern policies He said the hearings generally ivould be behind closed doors but that if MacArthur requests jublic hearing it is my opinion hat the committee will grant it The national headquarters of he MacArthur for President ommittee here declared that trie urore over MacArthur had gener ted renewed demand for him as resident James H Rand president of lerriingtonRand Inc confirmed hursday night that General Mac Arthur will become a board mem ber and executive of the big busi ness equipment concern He spoke to reporters aboard his J130foot yacht at the Fort1 Myers Fla yacht basin He said MacArthur will assume an active part in Remington Rand affairs within 90 days Rand said he understands MacArihur wants to make his home in Con necticut in Wherry said Thursday night that MacArthur needs no de tense but is entitled to his day in court because the American people are waiting for his of wisdom The senate minority leader spoke over the Mutual Brotdcast V   

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