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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper EdMwl for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NfWSPAriK THATMAKIS AIL NOftTH IOWANS N 11 C H 0 I VOL LVU Associate United PrcM Full Wirw HOME EDITION MASON cnrs THREE LUCKY DAYS Thursday frUay Saturday Five Cents Copy General Takes in Big Welcome FROM WIRE SERVICES San Francisco General Douglas MacArthur rode in triumph through San Francisco in ah open car Wednesday as a crowd of more than a million turned out to con tinue the tremendous ovation which greeted his arrival Tuesday night Despite hundreds of police officerslining the route and accompanying the general thecrowds broke through re straining lines and several times forced the motorcade to halt as they pressed forward to be near the hero of Police frantically worked to dear a path Civic Welcome Trapped Mrs MacArthur and young With the address which he will deliver to a joint meeting of con gress Thursday near completion MacArthur rode to a civic wel come and to the International air port to continue his dramatic To kyotoWashington flight Riding in the open car with the general were GovEarl Warren of California and Mayor Elmer Robinson of San Francisco Mac Arthur smiled and waved to the thousands who the car Thirty motorcycle officers red lights flashing and siren wailing moved slowly through the jammed streets beside the generals car Ittook the procession 5 minutes to go one block Mrs MacAr General MacNider at Homecoming San Francisco MaJ Gen Hanford MacNider of Mason City was among a froup former members of General MacArthurs western Pacific tUff on hand to meet the general here Wednesday Less than a half an hour before Wed nesdays parade started Mac Nider arid other old timers of the Pacific campaifn at the start of World war JUL entered the generals quarters at the St Francis hotel thur and their 13yearold son Arthur rode in the car behind the Arthur were trapped in the swirl ing throng They stood helplessly unable to move Friends gathered around them to form a tight circle of protection Mrs MacArthur clung to a huge bouquet of American Beauty roses which had been handed to her by a tiny South Korean girl VThe daughter of a South Korean goveinment of piessed close ficial had shyly tendered the roses while clasping a little South Korean flag Young Arthur watched the tu mult in wideeyed wonder Lt Col Anthony Story MacArthurs personal pilot threw his arms around Arthur protectively to shield him from the justling hrong How does it feel to be home someone asked the boy who was seeingthe mainland for the first ime feels fine he smiled In Tears Mrs MacArthur was smiling Her eyes were wet with tears MASOK Cm IOWA WEDNESDAY AtttlL This Paper of Two AP Witephoto THE GENERAL ACKNOWLEDGES AN Douglas MacArthur raises a hand to acknowledge a tremendous ovation given him by thousands whosurroonded the entrance to the St Francis hotel Tuesday night in San Francisco general Other members of his were in cars Half a Million It was a renewal of the emo tional outburstby more than hal a million San Franciscans whic greeted the general when h landed inhis Constellation Ba taan1 at International airpor Tuesday night The general left the St Fran Cis exactly on schedule at m PST CST this morn Ing He was to make a fewre marks from the reviewing stani set up at the city hall and then depart immediately for the air port He wore the same familiar braided cap and trench coat which he was wearing Tuesday night Already the dispute between MacArthur and President Tru man has the republicans and democrats hurling at each othei the angry and bitter accusation of war party And this deep rift has people throughout the country choosing up sides But the hundreds of thousands who greeted MacArthur Tuesday night left no doubt of their deep admiration of the herosoldier re gardless of how they felt about his Asia policies People began gathering at the city airport 3 hours befor Arthurs big constellation trans port was due from Hawaii Standing Room Only As dusk settled over the field there were about 10000 specta tors jammed into a wirefence enclosure Other thousands were unableto get in Excitement mounted as Mac Arthurs nearedthe field on its 300miles anhour flight from Hawaii Then the big plane swept over the field with lights twinkling and settled on the runway as the crowd cheered The ship touched the runway at p m p m The plane rolled to a halt A woman gave a high hysterical icream that signalled the temper of the crowd The cheers swelled into a roar Mrs Jean MacArthur stepped from theplane on to the ramp Then came the general wearing his familiar goldbraided cap and a trenchcoat buttoned high around his neck Behind him was their 13yearold son wideeyed and grinning Governor Warren and Lt Gen Its simply wonderful she said Its simply wonderful We have looked forward to this The thin wail of a baby sounded over the cheering Women waved handkerchiefs and a group of youths waved flags bearing the greeting Hi Mac MacArthur for President signs appeared over the bobbing heads Slowly MacArthur made his way through the crowds to a bat tery of microphones He said with deepemotion I cant tell you low good it is to be home Dur ng these long long dreary years Mrs MacArthur and I have talked and thought about it This is maivelotis hospitality and a re ception that we will not foiget The MacArthurs then climbed into a closed car to lead a pro cession of thousands of automo biles into the city 15 miles aWay Along the route MacArthur left closed car and climbed into a1931 model open Lincoln Phae ton which has carried distinguish ed visitors into the city for 20 years Barely creeping the procession moved into San Francisco through Hundreds of thousands of people Umng the streets to wave and cheer The general obviously was enjoying the spontaneous out burst from his countrymen He waved and smiled to the making no effort to speed up the column In fact he halted at nearly every intersection to acknowledge the greetings The normal 30 minutedrive required 100 minutes Enemy Gives Ground Under Heavy UN Fire By OLEN Tokyo troops grudgingly gave ground on Koreas western front Wednesday under heavy allied air and ground attacks Allied tanks punched a hole in the red lines between Chorwon and Kumhwa They lunged vicinity of Chigyong 18 miles inside red Korea Tank and rifle fire killed 100 reds in a brief skirmish U S 8th army headquarters reported signs of a gen eral red withdrawal on this Dill I CTIKI front ThepuHback was not I I I marked however Allied gains NO POLITICS San Franciso General MacArthur enter he does not Intend to American political scene he announced ly Wednesday I have just been asked if I Intended to enter the feneral told a welcoming San Francisco crowd My reply was no Then he added as the great crowd cheered I do not intend to run for any political office and I hope that my name never will be used in a political way The only politics I have is contained in a simple phrase known well by all of bless America Albert Wedemeyer 6th commander were beside army Mac Arthur as he emerged from the first milling The general halted abruptly to the colors He posed brief ly for photographers and then walked slowly to inspect the honor guard standing stiffly at attention Old friends grabbed his hands and shook them Men and women patted him on the shoulders and surged around him There were cheers from the mass of people hemmed in behind the fence The general waved and smiled MacArthur walked swiftly be fore the guard on an inspection that was almost Scores followed a mob scene and pressed around to keep pace Another 10000 But there was still another tu nultuous scene waiting at the St hotel in downtown San Francisco where the MacArthur party was to spend the night There another 10000 persons vere packed into blocksquare Jnion Square in frontof the hotel The crowd fanned for blocks into nearby streets The hotel lobby vas jammed arid people were terched atop furniture Trafficwas hopelessly snarled nd police were unable even to nake way for the famed cable ars which carry riders up and lown the hilly streets Tempers flared and several irawls broke put Jin the crowd t seemed police would not be ble to handle the throng until hey enlisted the help of marines ailors and soldiers to form a andlinked cordon Tath Cleared With difficulty police cleared a ath for MacArthur to walk the ew feet from his car to the hotel opr while the crowd gave him a oisy greeting almost as wild as he welcome at the airport The crowd was so heavy that Mrs MacArthurs car was not able to reach the hotel entrance until 9 minutes after that of her hus band The MacArthurs were showered with scraps torn from telephone books with feathers pulled from torn pillow cases and corsages which women unpinned from their dresses The general was hurried through the lobby so rapidly many people failed even to get a glimpse of him before he entered an elevator to be taken to his suite on the 6th floor As MacArthur stepped from the elevator someone asked him a question Im not saying anvthing Mac Arthur said until I get to Wash ington What I have to say is for their ears Ill bet you tell them plenty The general retorted with a see GlobeGazette Ranks High in Ayer Contest The Mason City GlobeGazette was one of a small group of news papers which reached the finals of the judging for the F Waylandi Ayer cup for excellence in typog raphy press work and makeup Results of the contest entered by more than 800 daily newspapers were announced in Philadelphia Wednesday by N W Ayer and Son Inc the advertising agency which conducts the contest The GlobeGazette has entered the most important of its kind in the times This was the first time the Mason City newspaper reached the finals The 1951 contest was won by the Ija Salle 111 Daily News Tribune The Iowa City Daily rowan was the only other Iowa newspaper to reach the finals in the1 contest Besides the GlobeGazette one other Lee group newspaper the Kewanee 111 StarCourier was a finalist Papers were judged in 3 classes of circulation More than 50000 10000 to 50000 and less than 10000 The GlobeGazette is in the second and the Iowan in the 3rd class marked however were moderate Chorwon and Kumhwaare two bases in the big triangle where the reds had massedan tistimatec 600000 combaJCjroops Chorwon also was threatened by a 1fronta attack Allied rtroopsThold all the high ground south of the city Dam Defended It was a different story at Hwa chon the eastern base of the buildup area turned their the Hwachon dam One allied force tried to push across the dam There the reds con dogged defense of Wednesday CORDINGLEY WILL FILED Des Moines will of Mary Louise Cordingley 31 was filed for probate Tuesday in dis trict court here It names her mother and brother as benefici aries Miss Cordingley who was the Iowa woman golf champion drowned March 31 when the car in which she was riding was swept off the road into the flood swollen Raccoon river by heavy communist fire Allied foot troops slugged ahead with little opposition east north of Yanggu on the western tip of the huge Kwachon reser voir Some cprnmunisf mortar fire was reported Tanks ranged east and north west of Yonchptv on the west cen tral front without meeting com munist fotces The tanks de stroyed 70 tons of red ammunition southwest of Kumhwa Russianm a d e jets returned briefly Wednesday to the North Korean MIG 15s darted across the Manchurian border and tangled with 16 American F86 Sabre jets AIL Return One MlG was damaged in the 15mmute dogfight that swirled at 30000 feet All allied planes returned to tbeir bases Allied commanders said the grinding UN attack in led Korea presumably has thrown the Chir nese and Korean communists completely off balance Chinese war the reds spring offensive was set for April 11 That was one week ago The reds stillare committing their troops piecemeal in rearguard delaying actions Mason City an Son of Iowas 1951 Mother Mother Hubbard has been chosen Iowa Mother1 of 19iol She is Mrs T E Hubbard 52 Iowa City and will typify Iowa mothers in the name the American Mother of 1951 an award that has been made annually since 1935 She is the mother of Eugene Hubbard as sistant manager of the Osco drug store Mason City Mrk Hubbard has twp other childrentWilham C convention manager of the Daven port Chamber of Commerce and Mrs Ddrothy Housel Clay Center Kansi For the last t10 years Hub bardhas written a column Iowa City PressCitizen At Home with Mother Hubbard of Mrs Hubbatrd was announced Tuesday by Mjrs S O Knudson Sioux Rapids state chairman of the Mother of he Year committee Mrs Ray mpnd Sayre Ackworth was entry last year Naval Hopes Fade for Rescue of Sub Victims in Channel Thousands Homeless in Floods Spring Waters Rout 23000 Bj THE ASSOCIATED TJIESS Thousands were homeless and other thousands were threatened with evacuation Wednesday by flood waters from the mighty Mississippi which is on a rampage in the midwest The Red Cross estimated that 23000 persons have been affected by spring states floods in 5 midwest Communities along the Missis sippi from St Paul to Quincy 111 Draccd for what may be the most disastrous floods in years Record Level The river which hit a record 7 4 foot level at Winona Minn Tuesday night was expected to crest slightly above that mark Wednesday in the worst flood the upper valley in 70 More than 300 families wer evacuated in Winona an Indus trial city of 25000 Barriers som as high as 10 feet and one o them 1300 feet long were eiectet north and south of the city South of Winona at La Crosse Wis water covered at least 3 city blocks and 300 families wer forced to flee then homes Down stream at Prairie du Chien Wis about onethird of the city o 5000 population was covered b 4 to 5 feet of water About 15 families r have been evacuatet fromthe flooded tiomes The JRed Cross and agencies are husy caring for th homeless in Minnesota the Da Wisconsin andIowa A Teacher Mrs Hubbard has been a sub thrown back stitute teacher in Iowa City for 30 years in addition to being a lomemaker and doing club church and social work A former eacher at Rippey and Adel rec irds show Mrs Hubbard has aught every grade m every room n every Iowa City public school Mrs Hubbard is a native of Casey but has lived in Iowa City for the last 21 years where her husband is a dentist Active Mrs Hubbard is an active mem ber of the Methodist church and past president of the Womens Society of Christian Service there She is a member of the Iowa Dental society auxiliary the Uni versity club and the Athens His tory onib a literary group The Mother is to be chosen from 52 mothers entered ay the states District of Colum bia Alaska Hawaii and Puerto Rico It was evident in several spots that the reds either were pulling back to new defense positionsor reeling from7 the powerful UN air and artillery attacks SAME llUck flif traffic In past M hours Ibwq May Draft Call Is Sliced Des Moines selective service officials said Wednesday the lowavdraft quota will be cut from about 1000 to 675 men in May to conform to the cut in the national call The army Wednesday cut its May draft callfrom 60000 to 40 000 The action follows the halving of the April call which was cut from 80000 to 40000 Both cuts were based on the increase of volunteer aalistments the army said Since January 64000 men havej volunteered for the army This is 34000 ntore than the army antici Pated Maximum The army said lighter than ex Minimum pected casualties in Korea also in At 8 a m tluenccd the decision to reduce YEAR AGO he number of men needed through Maximum I the draft Minimum WATERLOOMAN ELECTED Des Moines ay Parrdtt of Waterloo has been elected gional governor of the hationali stationers and office equipment association are preparing for ter next sooner An area occupied bjr will be inundated when of the Mississippi reaches Rod Island 111 next week said Jamei R Palmer director of publi works Equipment and machin ery some factories are1 being moved to higher ground U engineers HeikCross offi cials and city officials of Rock Is land Moline and East Moline I1L and Davenport and Betten dorf Iowa met Tuesday to out line flood precautionary plans Water was lapping within inches of the top of Davenports seawall across the river from Rock Island fcevees were patrolled in Musca ine Iowa The Mississippi was 6 eet above flood stage at Quincy but there appeared no immedi ate danger because of the citys flood walls rAII About The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy and cooler Wednesday night and Thursday Occasional rain showers Wed nesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 35 high Thurs day 45 Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday showers extreme east Wednesday night cooler Wednesday night and in the southeast and extreme east portions Thursday Low Wed nesday night 35 northwest to 40 southeast high Thursday 45 50 Further and continued cool Friday and Sat urday Some rain and snow north and rain south portion both days Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday cooler along the southern bor der Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 2532 except 1824 north central portions High Thursday 3844 north 44 48 south GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Council Bluffs Whistles foot Council Bluffs OP Whistles ounded over Council Bluffs Tues day night to serve a twofold pur pose The whistles started CityMan ger Oliver D Comstock said vhen General Douglas Mac Arthurs plane landed at SanFran cisco The reason To welcome a distinguished soldier1 The other leason was to test the citys air raid warning system NewU Snorkels in Korean Sea By ELTON C FAY U S ha put some of its newest Snorke submarines into Korean watei and at least one evidently ha been in combat it was learne Wednesday The n a v y has acknowledge only that undersea boats wer sent to the area almost as soo as the war started It hassai nothing about types of how th submarines were being used This reticence has two prunar causes The normal secrecy sui rounding any work of the had tionally silent service and th quiet but careful watch neede for the appeal ance of Russia surface or undersea craft m Ko rean conflict Disclosure that Guppy Snorke subs are operating in the far eas arose out of publication of a pic ture in the official navy servic magazine All Hands The cur rent edition of the magazine con tains a photograph of the crew o the Pickerel receiving the sub marine combat insignia in Pearl Harbor ceremony T h brief caption states it is for successful war patrol they com pleted in Korean waters Big Cut in Home Building Is Predicted r cut in home building dur ing the of 1951 wa forecast Wednesday by T MacDdnald Jersey Citypfesiden sf the Mortgage Bankers ussocia tion of America The regulationsorthe federal reserve board designed to conserve critical war materials went into effect ast Oct MacDonald old approximately 100 members the Mortgage Bankers association at the opening session of theirconventionjhere v ti GradualCurtailment Commitments made before Oct 2 howeverkept construction al npst arlast yearslevels through Harch he said but from now on he curtailment will be greater In March Mr MacDonaldex ilained the treasury and the fed ral reserve system agreed to stop tie support of thelong term gov mment bond market The result f this change of policy has been eflected in an increase of aboul nehalf of one percent in long erm corporate and mortgage in erest rates Other Speakers Others onv the afternoon Signals Are Heard From Floor Chances Reduced by Time Element By ROBERT MUSEL United JVeii Staff OMTCfprndeitt rirtsmouUi EnrUnd Tht royal navy admitted late Wed nesday it had faint hope of cres cuing 75 men trapped in Bntish submarine on the bottom of the English channel v Hope faded search by 44 warships which formed twor giant rings and sounded the floor of the channel in the iarea rwhere faint messages were heard early Wednesday v In spite of continuous search no survivors have been said a communique by Sir Arthur Power director rescue opera tions and of Ports mouth naval base There mcreasirig evidence thajt the search is being carried out in thep correct pliceThe fact that the submarine ubmerged such a long lime re duces the ptpspecU of success The Affray a test dive Monday night with crew of 55 and 20 vjsltiiif offi cers on a training The correct place where the was a gen eral area abouK35 miles south west of ofsWight But the adtniral0nimitled no pre cise be fixed 4e cause been found Tapping signa Affray The telegraph Cmesaaf e atedi theAffrayTwas the j bed f 198 feet1 Naval wesselj sigi ng submarifaV vith light depthef lat rescue r and the hroughemergency hatches tothi urface But w ponse pro ram Wednesday were Orval U presidentof the Union ational bank Rochester Minn G Pearson president of Pear on Construction company Mm eapolis Mmn and John Ashton resident of Ashton Wholesale ervice company Des Moines maha and Mason City The convention was called to rder by Douglas G Swale Mason ity president of the Iowa Mort age Bankers association and tayor Howard Bruce gave the ad ress of welcome Perqn Newspaper La Aires Juan DPeroh a law ordering the government ta take over the independent news paper The presidents independent career of 82year old opposition paperwhich toe fore it wasr closed by vof progovernment federal court actibn hadbeeiua consistent critic of The signature dimmed one of the last appeal to the Argentine properties1be re turned to the owners mand filed Monday by thejaperto attorney wasbased fact that the president at thetime had not yet signed the hill passed toy congress last week ordering papers seizure 52 37 45 14 43 AT MORTGAGE BANKERS CONVENTIONPictured in the annual convention of the Iowa Mortgage Bankers association opened Wednesday afternoon atlhe Hotel Hanford are some of the key men on the convention JSi thf6 w Swale Mason Gitv Presdent of the association president of WeitzLinn Investment company Des Moines Milton T MacDonald presi dent of the Mortgage Bankers association of America and E R Halev Des president of the Genera Mortgage corporation of Iowa MacDonald was featured er on the Wednesday afternoon program   

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