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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper lor tk Horn CITY GLOBEGAETTE TNI NIWSPAPIt THAT MAKIS All NORTHIQWANS LVI1 Awclated United Full Lease WJr Mac Arthur Puts Off His to U S By RUSSELL BRINES Jokyo MacArthurSaturday postponed un til Tuesday his return to the United States to give congres nis views in the debate over American policy in Asia The general and his party will leave Tokyo morning Japan time as originally scheduled but will stop over 24 hours in Honolulu The deposed U S commander in the far east will reach San Francisco Tuesday aft ernoon The group will leave Wednesday morning for New York MacArthur at first planned t land in San Francisco Monday Associates said the stopover in Honolulu was ordered to give th party some rest after the long flight frontTokyo Cvntt Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 14 1151 Huge Reception A huge reception planned f o the general in San Francisco wa put off for one day Neither MacArthur nor his aides would comment on President Tru mans statement that it was ting the general should appear be fore congress But word that dem ocratic officials would support an invitation was received here with evident gratification The general began a quie weekend at last in the prospect it woulc end with his final act to help speec a Japanese peacetreaty This has been one of his principal projects for 4 years MacArthur is scheduled to meet Ambassador John Foster Dulles ihortly after the latters hurried arrival in Tokyo now scheduled for 8 p m 5 am CST Sun day Wants Advice No one here knew how long the meeting would last or what the two would discuss But Dulles ra dioedafter MacArthurs dismissal that he wanted further counsel onthe treaty wise MacArthur was technically with out authority in this country But military officials announced plans to send him home almost like an emperor Detailed precautions will betak en to guard the route of MacAr thurs final drive from his embas sy home to Haneda airport The highway through the heart of Tokyo will be lined with Ameri can and Japanese police Excess traffic will be stopped Thousands of Japanese are ex pected to be on hand when th generals black seTJan leaves th embassy around a m p m CST Sunday At the airport diplomatic of ficials military officers and Jap anese leaders will be told precise ly where to positions they must reach by 6 a m Th press under similar restrictions protested without result Te Review Guard MacArthur will review an honor guard drawn up in front of his plane His Constellation transpor plane has been rechristened the Bataan Officials haid the planes name SCAP was no longer ap propriate since MacArthur was removed as supreme commander for the allied powers One of MacArthurs last genera orders conferred the distinguished service cross on Maj Gen Frank E Lowe President Trumans per sonal representative in the far east command The award was made April 10 the day before MacArthurs ouster with a ci tation commending Lowes bra very in visiting the Korean front lines MacArthur remained secluded throughout Saturday but he was Ernest Bevin Dies of Heart Attack at 70 Served as Secretary During Labor Regime tondon Bevin Bri tains foreign secretary from the time the labor party came to pow er in 1945 until he resigned March 9 died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Carlton Gar dens He observed his 70th birth day the day he resigned The once massively built labor bosshad been in ill health for some time and his figure had dwindled to a mere shadow of its ormer bulk He relinquished his post to Herbert Morrison because of the state of his health and took up the duties of lord privy seal With the exception of a short period toward the end of World yar II Bevin had held cabinet of ice uninterruptedly for almost11 rears Churchill Minister He was minister of labor and national service in Winston hurchills wartime coalition gbv from 1940 to 1945 Gruff tough Ernie Bevin battled his way upfrom orphaned joverty cabinet It was Bevin whocharted Britains pol cy in the cold war with a policy which conformedgener ally with that of the United States The homespun statesman suffer ed from a variety ot ailment Thli Paper Consists ot Two Ml RussianMade Jets Do Big Damage to Yanks AP Wlrephoto PLAN TO WED Actor Audie Murpliy much decorated World war II hero poses with Pamela Archer in Dallas Texas Friday after Miss Archer said they planned to get married but had fixed no definite date for the wedding She is a former airline stewardess Mur phys divorce from Actress Wanda Hendrix becomes final April 18 busy with final details of the journey The Japanese were watching particularly for results of his meeting with Ambassador Dulles on the peace treaty Dulles told reporters before leaving Washington that he might not have time for more than a greeting before MacArthur de parted Happy to Help But the general himselfan swered Dulles Happy to hold myself available to you any time place your convenience The most important matters that still appear unsettled are De mands by Australia and New Zea land for protection against an other military thrust by Japan the Philippines demand for reparations and Britains re quest for a ceiling on Japanese shipbuilding capacity There were unconfirmed re ports in Tokyo that Emperor Hiro hito will call on MacArthur Sun day This would be purely a social visit It would be Hirohitos llth visit to MacArthur since the sur render Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida paid a farewell visit to General and Mrs MacArthur Saturday tvening ERNEST BEVIN ranging from heart trouble and ligh blood pressure to asthma His lealth broke badly in 1949 but he carried on his duties until a month ago Labor Boss He rose to power as a labor boss starting with an 800man union and going on to fashion the powerful transport and gen eraLworkers union out of a loose federation of two score groups I Demos Ask Entire New Liquor Control Board Des Mpines democratic members of the Iowa egislature say Governor William S Beardsley should ap oint an entire new liquor control commission The recommendation was made Friday in a supplemental eport to one filed earlierby the 16member joint senate louse committee named to determine whether there should e a new investigation of the commission The 4 democrats vere members of the committee The democrats had joined with 12 republicans in sign ig the committees said that if any new evi dence is uncovered warrant ing further investigation of the commission it can be handled by the newlycreated legislative budget and financial control com mittee Least Expected had a membership ofmore than 000000 For many years he erved as its general secretary He relinquished his union du ies in 1940 to enter Winston Churchills war cabinet as mih sterof labor He held the post for years and was dubbed by hurchill a working class John Bull In the post he mobilized Brit insentire adult population be lind the war effort a feat which made him a national figure and ot him mention as a possibility or prime minister RESISTED WOMAN DEPUTY DCS Moines JP Joe Music former tavern operator here was indicted by the county grand jury on a charge of resisting execution of process The charge grew out of an altercation between Music a woman deputy sheriff when the went to the tavern to serve attachment in a civil action Clarion Woman Instantly Killed at Rail Crossing Johanna Johan en 56 resident of Clarion for the ast year was instantly killed at 8 a m Saturday when she was struck by a westbound Rock Island passenger train at the South Main street crossing Mrs Johansen was deaf and ap parently did not hear the train ap proaching the crossing 3 hours late The station is located next to the crossing Mrs Johansen moved here about a year ago from Dougherty to be near her sister Mrs Laurence Henriksen She had lived at Dougherty all her marriedlife Born in Denmark MrsJohan sen came to the United States when a girl The Eylcr funeral home is in charge of arrange ments But in their supplemental re port the democrats said thatap pointment of a new commission was the least the citizens of Iowa can expect out of the liquor com mission controversy Both reports will be placed be iore the legislature next week If the governor and legislature ollowed the recommendation of the 4 democrats Commissioners Arthur Coburn republican and Russell Swift democrat would j have to be removed Harold E Wolfe former Mason City police chief already has been namedto replace Commissioner George Scott Wolfe will take over he job July 1 The democratic report was writ en by Sen George OMalley of es Moines and signed by Sen R R Gillespie of Dexter Rep Nor nan Norland of Kensett and J E Hansen of Dedham 7 Questions It listed 7 questions and declared hat in the absence of a full ex planation and answers to the above ictions and questions the least that Iowa citizens can expect is that we have an entirely new liquor commission starting with July 1951 The supplemental report listed these questions What was the reason for abolish ing thedivision of investigation o the liquor commission What was the reason for abol ishing the commission comptrol lers office Why was a hearing for new list ings of liquor brands called off Why were Iowa residents who were classed as liquor salesmen excluded from doing business with the commission when nonresi dents had no limitation put on them and in fact were welcome Why was the purchase Jim Beam whisky handled in a way apparently inconsistent with the Formula policy of long standing Why was winebought above the market price What about the question of al leged offers of bribery KI t Martin Fears Appeasement by Democrats Washington Republican Party House Leader Joseph W Martin Jr said m a radio speech Friday night that the administra tion is flirting with the dangerous idea that you can make a deal with the communists The dismissal of Gen Douglas MacArthur demonstrates Martin declared that appeasement of communism in Asia is again the watchword of President Truman and his Europeminded advisers It was a letter from General Draft Age Lowered in New Bill UMT Commission Is Established By FRANK ELEAZER Washington mem bers figured today that a house senate conference will return t them a somewhat stronger dra and universal military trainin bill than the one they passed The house voted late Friday 372 to 44 for a bill lowenng th draft age from 19 to 18i but re quiring draft boards to call firs all available men 19 through 25 to lengthen the draft term fron 21 to 26 months and to set up UMT commission with a promts that congress will study its rec ommendations An Extension Actually some members san the bill wasnt much more thai an extension for 3 years of th present 19through25 draft law which expires July 9 The senate has passed a bil lowering the draft age to the same proviso for use of olde men to set up in law now a UMT progiam that could be put into action wheneve congress or the president halts thi draft These and other differences be tween house and senate bills mus be out in conference com mittee composed of key mem bers of the house and senate armed services committees Firhts For It Chairman Carl Vmson DGa of the house committee who heads the house conferees pronouncec the house bill a good operand said he would fight for It is on the UMT provisions that house and senate bills differ most The senate bilHs along the lines proposed by the defense de partment It sets up a rear UMT program for use when needed The house bills UMT provision was described by one member as nothing but a pious hope Many house members though the compromise bill will include much stronger UMT provisions than the house version S Korean Marines in West Coast Landing By OLEfN CLEMENTS Tokyo Korean marines Saturday controlled almost all the Ongjin peninsula on the west coast of Korea A South Korean navy announcement said the ROK leathernecks landed April 7 on the southeast tip of the peninsula and seized the Iowa Flag Waves But Upside Down DCS Moines was just an honest error not Friday the 13th distiess that made the flag fly upside down over the MacArthur to Martin which led Iowa senate Friday CITY MANAGER DIES Mount Pleasant flp Lee F Speaker 62 city manager here for 11 years died Friday SAME tint Irtffii It pMt S4 ktlH directly to MacArthurs removal as high commander in the far east In the in the house by ad vocated using Chinese nationalists to open a front on the Chinese mainland Martin accused the administra tion of Milquetoast leadership and called that the kremhns dish He said MacArthur was stripped of his commands because he tried to get across the Amer ican people his thesis that control of Asia is the key to the world situation Martin said We will never be able to dic ate peace on our terms unless we maintain strength in Asia Asia with its vast resources and enor mous pool of manpower is the cey1 Martin demanded of the ministration a strategy oftruly The senate took pains to no tify everybody of that fact after someone hoisted the American flag upside down on the capital building An inverted national flag is recognized among sailors and Boy Scouts as a sign of distress The flag fluttered union down for about two hours before any one noticed it The error was rec tified forthwith towns of Kumsan and Hwa san The ROKs operated in the area several days aid of the Korean Youth corps then drove noithward almost to Chmnampo Yellow sea port for the red Korea capital of Pyongyang General Advance Chinnampo is about 60 miles north of thelanding site Allied troops under a new com mand advanced generally along the 120mile front in North Ko rea Saturday but counted their gains in yards Lt Gen James A Van Fleet ar1 Saturday in Korea and took over command of allied ground foices from Lt Gen MatlhewHB Ridgway Ridgway left soon alter and landed after darkjat Tokyos Han eda airfield Ridgway to Tokyo Ridgway relinquished command of the 8th army after his tioops smashed 8th heavy led counter attacks Chinese and North Ko reans pulled back from their fu tile assaults Friday on and western fronts after losing an estimated 4275 killed and wounded Says U S Not Admitting Full Score Air Force Worried Over Air Activity By CHARLES COEOOBT United AvimUm Writer WMhincton jets inflicted more damage on American B29 bombers in days great battle over northwest than has been admitted of ficially it was learnedSaturday A highly placed source told the United Press the damagerwti heavy He said Bi29s of thefar east air forces bombercommand got the devil kicked out of them during their massive usault on the Yalu riverbridge leadinf from the central Manchuria to SinuijuKoreaV General Awaits Decision by Congress on Testimony Washington JP Gen Dougla MacArthur Saturday put off de on an appearance before senate committee pending action on plans for him to address the whole congress MacArthur informed Chairman Russell fGa of the senate armed services committee that i would be inappropriate to make any other plans until he knows about the public talk to congress Russell had suggested that Mac Aithur appear in a closeddoor session of the senate committee Looks For Approval After receiving the MacArthur reply Russell renewed his sug jestion that the general appear Defore the committee At the same lmeythe senator indicated that th MacArthur to ap pear at w meeting will be approved Tuesday All messages were relayed hrough Secretary of Defense Marshall and the Pentagon com munications network s Republicans meanwhile de manded access to secret armed ervices and diplomatic files in ontiection with the dismissal of tie general from his far east com mand Mr Truman who fired MacAr hur Wednesday because of the enerals refusal to go along with residential policies in the far east aid in a white house statement riday night I am happy to learn from peaker Rayburn that congress is lannmg to invite General Mac Vrthur to address the members of oth houses I regard it as fitting iat congress bestow thishonor on ne of our great military men Chan man Russell called the residents gesture magnani mous Wherry Comments But Senator Wherry of Nebras a the republican floor leader ad a different view After the general was slapped n the face the public reaction Keftrictton One reason for the heavy dam age undoubtedly was the restric tion preventing escortingfighters from flying along the northwest bank of the river the tidefrom which attacking red jets took off this source believed rv The disclosures amid mounting air force appre hension over communist air activ which followed made it impossiity A general officer1 said ble for the president to do any thing else Wherry told a report er The democratic decision to ask MacArthur to speak at a joint meeting apparently came only after a lot of argument and after Mr Truman had sent informal woid of his wishes f The senate democratic policy committee spent hours de bating what to do and Senator Kerr outspoken Mac Arthur critic came out saying that no matter what the leadership did he was going to oppose a reso lution to extend The resolutions wont be voted upon until Tuesclay because con gress is taking therlday off Mon day so members can gotofthe opening American league baseball game here Approval appeared certain reds are becoming bolder and their attack con Thursday was tiot thework of beginners v That raised the question whether World war II German pilots mayhave signed up with the communists a rumor which an air force spokesman is current Nationalist Chinaiourc es declare thatBussiaiu are man ning MIO13 Jete Seek Truck Driver Who Struck Chld here are at empting to locate the a ruck which struck ands injured Jetty Mr and Mrs Charles JDewey at an alley entrance Friday She suf fered a broken pelvic bone and a iprained left leg in addition to bruises girl was on her to chooli and no witnesses could be ound to the accident The truck iid not stop the driver evidently not knowing the child had been lit John Surat mail carrier arned the child to a doctors of ice Air Since no TyttG Mai beendowned in allied tainty who is flying them as far as could be 4TH STAR CONSIDERED Washington army is onsidering a 4th star for Lt Gen ral Matthew B Ridgway to give urn seniority to match his top ommand authority in the far east fficials say global nature any thing less can only mean a 3rd world war About The WEATHER ifasoh City Showers windy and cold Saturday night with low near 29 Snow and rain mixed Sunday strong northerly winds and high 38 owa Showers over most of state Saturday night with low 32 to 36 Sunday rain mixed with snow north and west rain southeast Strong northerly winds and colder Sunday with high 38 to44 Further outlbok Clearing with freezing temper atures Sunday night Monday partly cloudy and warmer linncsota Snow and Windy Sat urday night and Sunday colder north Saturday night and all sections Sunday Low Saturday night 2025 northwest 2630 south and east High Sunday 30 35 northwest 3438 south and east GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m aturday April 14 Maximum 40 Minimum 32 At 8 a m 37 ww v wv M u U m rinformatfoo presumably porarilyfor security it can be said tfikt a crew damaged planes were killed in the air bat tie constitute a high percentage of the i The 115 escorting f American fighters shot shot down or damaged26jof the emyfighters the fif force saieL NoU S werenni nounced Air CMDMifn l r Air officers h e r e fully to the warning of Lt Gens George E Stratemeyerfar east air forces commander that the communist may sprung an air campaign on United Nations forces l c These sources were confident allied air power could deal with the reds in combaL meyers 5th air force under Lt Gen Earle has formidable arrayof fighter planes possiblyas many ajfthe commu nists muster r JBut it was emphasized Gen JamesP Fleets 8th army ground forces wouldreceive greatly diminished aid in the form of air attacksonground targets m the battle area The form of air support has been a major fac tor in compensating for enemy manpower superiority AP Wiraphoto RESCUE TEAM second rescue team composed of air force personnel leaves upper base camp at Longmire Wash in anattempt to reach the stranded Lt John W Hodgkm atop Mt Ranier in background Hpdgkin tried to set a new record in mountam top landing His plane still unable to take off is located in the saddle region southwest of Mt Raniers crest West Storm Brings Snow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A storm centered in the Rocky mountains and northern plains slates headed eastward Saturday bringing foiecasts of snow and windy weather for northern sec tions of the midwest and colder readings for all the midlands Wyoming reported rain chang ing to snow Saturday morning and the storm struck the north east corner of Colorado as it moved eastward Colder weather with strong northerly winds moved into Montana and North Dakota Snow by Saturday night or Sunday was forecast for parts of upper Michigan Iowa Wisconsin Minnesota and the Dakotas Other midwestern sections could expect rain over the weekend the U S weather bureau said In flood areas the Mississippi river reached a depth of 1870 feet at St Paul Saturday a new 70year high mark Howeveronly a small part of the residential and Business areas were affected Some 200 families moved to high er ground and Holman airport was closed because of water on some runways Thecrest was ex pected Monday at St Paul The Minnesota river was at rest at Chaska but continued to drop downstream at Mankato Minn Some families moved from owland threatened bythe Iowa iver in the Wapello   

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