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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowrt Dotly Newtpoper lor tbt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSPAPIfc THAT MAKIS ALL NOITM lOWANS NIlOMtOtS HOME EDITION LVII PrtM United Presi Full Lease Ccnti m Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 1151 Tbli Paper CoMlfU ol On Manufacturers Get First Big Price By ROBERT P LOFTUS United Press Staff Correspondent Washington OP Controller Michael V DiSalle Wednesday ordered his first big rollback in manufacturers prices and the risk of his give the pub lic cheaper beefsteak Informed sources said an order is all set that AVill roll beef prices back 3 to 4 cents a pound all the way from the farm to the dinner table Some feared it might touch off a meat strike by the nations cattle raisers and perhaps blast DiSalle out of office The Rotund little price chief drew the wrath of big and middlesized business Tues day night with a tough regu lation directing some 75000 man ufacturers to get back to their pre Korea no more than the actual increase in their man ufacturing andfactory wage costs since then The industries affected produce worth o consumer and durable goods an Dually ranging from candy bar to television sets Most will hav to cut prices jIThe buying publi will get the benefit although th retail rollbacks probably will b small Afew industries may ge increases if they can convinc DiSalle and his skeptical aides Mfty Ztth The new manufacturers ceil Ings covering about onefourth o the products of American ihdus trygo into effect May 28 The replace the general pric freeze under which those com panics have been operating sine Jan 25 They do r not apply to automo biles which are covered by a spe cial many thou sands of other products con trolled by previpfis orders o to be controlled The bi machinery cotton textile wearin apparel and shoe industries fo example will be put under sepa rate price now beini drafted for issuance in a matte of days The beef order promised tc bring storm of criticism Bu informed sources said DiSall had brushedaside a compromise that would fix the new beef cat tie ceilings at their present level and had insisted on a rollback ti give the consumer lietdr These informants said Is preparing torush enforcement agents into thestock yards when slhe order goes out to nip in the bud any black market eering that may develop Price agency sources admitted however t h at there is nothinj DiSalle can do if the farmers pull their cattle off the market andle city buyers do without beef Bu theypredicted any such mea itrike could not last more thana week or two Among the products covered bj the new manufacturers order an radio and television sets refriger1 atqrs washing machinescooking ranges furniture hardware auto mobile tires and other rubber goods most chemicals many build ing materials and paper and paper products Others include processed foods like candy spaghetti macaroni potato chips and pretzels soup mixes mustard baking powder canned fish gelatin desserts breakfast cereals crackers and packaged cookies How It Works Heres the way the ceilings work A manufacturer figures the sell ing price for his entire line or on individual products for the im mediate preK6rea period from April 1 through June 24 1950 or for any of the 3 previous calendar quarters whichever he prefers To that base price he may add increases in the cost of his semifinished materials through Dec 31 1950 and increases in the cost of factory wages and im ported or raw materials through March 15 1951 Food processors will be allowedto add increases right up tothe May 28 effective date inthe cost of farm products idling below parity The manufacturers however will not be permitted to tack on increased overhead costs sales and research expenses plant expan sion or general administrative costs Companies which do a gross business of less than a year may remain under the gen eral price freeze if they prefer HEADS AIRPORT GROUP Minneapolis IP Walter E Betsworth of Waterloo has been elected president of the American Association of Airport Executives 15 to June 13 of a hearing Wednesday proposed increases in freight rates and charges 138 tnltlt X 4 Acheson Tells of Aid Sent to Formosa MacArthur Policy Is Carried Out Washington of State Acheson said Wednesday American military aid to Chinese nationalists on Formosa is being sent under an agreement that will be used for internal security or legitimate self Acheson made public at a news conference an exchange of notes with Generalissimo Chiang Kai sheks government which lays down that basic policy as to the arms sent to his forces on the big island off the China coast Congressional critics of the ad ministrations far eastern chiefly been de ding that these troops and s against the Chinese communists Gen Douglas MacArthur also has urged use of these troops It was one of the points of difference which led President Truman to fire Mac Arthur from the far eastern com mands Acheson said the basic United States policy for aid to Formosa is hat which was proclaimed last June 27 by President Tfiiman fol lowing the attack of the North Kolevees Workers were extending AP Witephoto COME HIGH WATER ITS STILL WASHDAY Fishertown road Davenport such an inconvenience as a flood doesnt interfere with washday Wash is hanging on the line outside this home A boat was necessary to hang bring in the dry clothes Several families are sticking it out through the flood in their homes Mississippi Danger Spots Holding Out By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Levees in danger spots along the flooding Mississipp river in 3 midwest states appeared holding Wednesday but the danger of serious overflows had riot ended More rain was in prospect for some of the flood areas in Iowa Illinois and Missouri The floods which have made some 7500 persons homeless and threatened another 24000 were expected to cause serious damage in downstreamcitiei in the 3 states later this week The bigstream wasrising slow ly at Muscatihe but levees in the city of20000 showed no weak spots Across the river in the Drury Illinois levee district the water neared the top of the on South Korea At that time Mr Truman or dered the U S 7th fleet to pro ect Formosa He also demanded that Chiang Kaishek cease all attacks on the Chinese mainland The president said he took these steps because occupation of For nosaby the communists would 3e a direct threat to UnitedStates orces entering the Korean war the protective wall Crest Past Sabula The crest moved past little Sa bula one of the critical areas in Iowa and nearby Clinton bu1 river authorities kept a watchiu eye because seepage under dikes might cause seriousdamage Res idents of Sabula a town of 800 have been working around the clock this week sandbagging the two long levees The river readied a stage of HEARING POSTPONED Des Molnes Iowa com merce commission Wednesday an nounced postponement from May 1795 feet at Keokuk and threat ened the ishutdown of some fac tories At Davenport and nearby Rock Island 111 an apparent crest of 181 under advance pre About The WEATHER Mason City Rain ending Wednes day night low near 42 Slowlj clearing Thursday high near 52 owa JPartly cloudy Wednesday night with diminishing winds Low Wednesday night 3035 northwest up to 40 southeast Sunny Thursday with ligh Varia blei winds highsThursda 5055 Further Outlook Increas ing cloudiness Friday with rain beginning and continuing into Saturday Little change in tem perature Saturday fair Wed nesday night and Thursday No decided change in temperatures Low Wednesday night 2530 ex treme north to near 35 extreme south High Thursday near 50 GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Vednesday Maximum 42 Minimum 40 At 8 a m 40 Precipitation 43 43 34 one fEAR Maximum Minimum U S highway 51 near Canton and area of IowaIllinois of the danger spots Forced to Move Some families have been forced to move from their homes in Canton Mo was flooded schools were closed for the sec ond time in a week because of backwaters from the swollen Mis sissippi Rain fell early Wednesday from eastern Kansas and eastern Ne braska northeastward to lower Michigan Some rain was pre dicted for much of the north cen tral region during the day light rain or snow fell in southeastern Wyoming and nearby states Scotland Cant Stand Free Bus Glasgow Scotland con ductors went on a free fares for all strike Tuesday nightBut the sudden rush of thousands seeking free rides was more than any true Scot could stand The conductors who had been protesting against the dismissal of one of their number called the whole thing off at midnight and hurriedly started collecting fares McLEAN REELECTED New York McLean was reelected president of The Associated Press at a board of di rectors meeting Wednesday Police Tell of Knifing of pavelis Iowa CHy two police men who had Andrew Andy Davrelis 40in custody at the time he was attacked by James iXIdns and George Baculis told the jury in Lons murder trial Wednesday of events immediately preceding Davelis death Lons 52yearold operator o the Princess cafe is charged with first degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Davelis last Oct 12 Policemen Pat McCarney and Herman Parrott the7th and 8th state witnesses in the trial tolc substantially the same story of being called to the scene of a minor auto accident and taking Davelis into custody at the Dar Dutcher home where Davelis had taken refuge Lons Attacks Both said that as they escorted Davelis across the Dutcher yard toward the patrol car they were swarmed under by Lons and Ba culis circling around hem and making forays against Davelis McCarney showed the jury a scar on his right wrist He said he was cut sometime after receiving the call to the Dutcher vicinity and before he returned to the police stationwith Davelis He said he was holding Davelis with his left land as he walked across the yard and that he used his right arm as shield McCarney testified Tuesday thathe and Parrott drove o the policestation with Davelis after the melee in the vard Identifies Voices He said one of the men whom s identified as Lons shouted Ill cut your earsoff as the pa trolmen loaded Davelis into the squad car t Davelis collapsed few minutes after he arrived at the police sta tion McCarney said he heard Da xelis say that someone had a knife but that there was no oth er indication that Davelis was hurt FATALLY INJURED Fort Dodge Dewell 5 son of Mr and Mrs Leslie Dewell was injured fatally Tues day when he was hit by a car Slaughter Chinese But Allied Troops Retreat Withdraw Republicans Ask Bombing of Red China Democrats Question Ridgways Stand By JACK BELL Washington called Wednesday for the bomb ng of red China bases Democrats questioned a report that Lt Gen ilatthew B Ridgway had urgei use of Chinese nationalist troop n battle Hot argument over the con flicting views of President Tru nan and Gen Douglas MacAr hur on how to fight the Korean war hit a new peak in congres as a communist offensive smash ed at allied lines some 1000 miles away Back MacArthur In the oratorical in fightin here Senator AViley RWis woposed that the United Nation e asked to approve aerial at acks on the Manchuria bas sanctuaries about which Mac Arthur complained before Mr Truman fired him as Pacific commander Senator Hickenlooper RIowa asserted that if the UN ever is o be victorious in Korea Chi nese nationalist troops from For mosa must be used in the battle against the communist foe MacArthur has urged the use of nationalist troops air opera ions over Manchuria and block ade of the China coast He tolc it was his understandinj hat top military he chiefs of sharec views in the past from a mili ary standpoint Gen Omar N Bradley chair nan of the joint chiefs has made t clear however he agrees witl Mr Truman such measures for xpansion of the Korean lighting might lead to World war III From Whitney Maj GCH Courtney Whitney MacArthurs chief adviser tossec ome flaming gasoline on this ontroversy At a news confer nee to New York Tuesday he aid Ridgway had proposed to the 3entagon that Chinese froops rom Formosa be sent into battle On the issue of Chiangs troops lenator Kerr No 1 itacArthur critic in congress tolc eporters Im not chasing srumors from Gen Courtney Whitney MacArthur was the man who wanted to expand the war Mac Vrthur was the man released from is command for insubordination nd refusal to comply with orders et him speak before the senate ommittee where he can tell his hole story and be crossexam ied Asks Open Bearing Senator McMahon DConn aid in an interview Whitneys aim makes it imperative that re open up hearings as soon as I mean open The senate armed services and robably the foreign lelations ommittees have arranged to hear tacArthur May 3 at the start of n overall inquiry into American ilitary and foreign policies in sia Chairman Russell who ill run the investigation favors eeping the hearings closed to the ublic Senator McFarland of Arizona e democratic leader and Senator aft of Ohio chairman of the re ublican policy committee said icy should be open to the public tcept when military security is volved Whitneys statement that high ilitary men favor the use of linese nationalisttroops was acked by Hickenlooper The Iowa nator said many top military eople have told me they share eneral MacArthurs feeling that ere is absolute necessity for the se of those troops STATION AGENT DIES New Albin Bock 87 ho had served as station atent ere for 55 years until he retired 1940 died Monday night i 7 AP Wlrtphoto OLD DESK NEW COMMANDER inhis formal uniform Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgway supreme allied commander sits at his Tokyo headquartersdeskj Friday The office and desk are those recently occupied by Ridgways predecessor Gen Douglas MacAftKur In the background are U S and United Nations flagsf and the generals 3star banner Nayy Plane Blast Sends Airliner Down PanAmerican 34Missm Key Fla A small navy plane exploded alongside a commercial airliner over the Key West south beach Wednesday and soth plunged into the ocean in full view of hundreds of sunbathers It was ISelieved the two aircraft collided Nine bodies had been recovered by 2 p m Shortly after the accident a 4 engined commercial ship with 34 passengers and 5 crewmen aboard vas reported missing on a run rom Miami to Havana and Pan American Airways said it looks more and more like it was the iruner that crashed Long Overdue The big silvercolored commer ial craft now long overdue at tavana was operated by Compania Jubana de Aviation an affiliate of anAmerican It left Miami at a m due in Havana at The crash occurred at a m PanAmerican said the 34 pas engers were mostly Americans Navy boats that reached the cene a few minutes after the crash recovered the bodies of two avy men and a woman Bits of vreckage were floating slowly to ic surface The navy plane an ND normally carries a crew of but the navy could not say im mediately whether it was fully manned Close to Shore Eyewitnesses said they saw the ner and the small navy plane lying alongside eachother direct y over the beach They said the avy plane blew up One wing fell ff and the ship plummeted right ehind it into 30 feet of water rom a mile to a mile and a half ffshore The airliner remained on a level purse forjabout 50 seconds then entpver into a nosedive hit the and disappeared beneath the urface The spot was just offshore the little white house Chicago Preens MqcArfhuf Chlcaii Chicago was KiaiTieal of steam Wednesday for its bigAblowouj Thursday in honor of GenDougi lasMacArthur More than 3000000 persons are expected throng along the curbstonesfor aglimpse of the military hero as rides trium phantly from Midway airport through the loop tohis A capacity crowd of 125000 Soldier fieldjto hear a brief address from Mac Arthur An overflow of thousands hearrthe speech outside thesta dium via loudspeakers Mayor Martin 4 separate groups to greet the general when her steps from his plane Thursday afternoon a Guard of Honor Seven veterans ofWorld wars I and II all holders of the con join ted as a ifuardFof honor The 3 other greeting committeestcon sist of membersof congressional delegalionrthe state egislature jand212 prominent citizens j Virtually allschools Jn Jthe area svere ordered closed for the day to iurroundmg towns ihow f Gov Adlai residents of to the big here President is vacations Truman spends McCarthy Claims Airtight Spy Case Against Pearson Washington feud be ween Sen Joseph R McCarthy RWis and Columnist Drew earson sizzled Wednesday McCarthy claimed the FBI had n airtight case of espionage gainst Pearson which could send ic newspaperman to prison Pearson denied the charges as absolutely false McCarthy one of several de endants in a slander and anti rust suit filed by Pearson made ie charges in a senate speech te Tuesday He saidit was based n investigation of alleged leaks f restricted information to Pear on The leak or the spy who is supplying the secrets handing them over to Pearson and David Karr McCarthy said apparent ly comes from the state depart ment Karr Is New York adver tising man who once worked for Pearson McCarthy has de scribed him as not only a member of the communist party but a ton member Karr has denied that he Is com munist Pearson and McCarthy have had a smoldering feud for a long time The dispute erupted into a brief scuffle when the two men tangled recently at a dinner party at the exclusive Sulgrave club McCarthys espionage charge centered around Pearsons col umns of Dec 30 and Jan 31 in which Pearson quoted intelligence reports on the size of the com munist forces in Korea particu larly the Chinese reds McCarthy said this was a leak of military information but Pearson later charged that the senator violated security by identifying the coded intelligence reports by number in a senate speech The columnist said in reply to the latest charges that McCarthy from the cowardly safety of his senate immunity is rehashing a phony 4monthold incident which he knows to be absolutely false Ierhaps he is d o i n s so Pearson said to cover up the fact that he himself violated cryptographic security by pub lishing the exact date of coded message thereby helping the enemy to break outsecret cutie The information I published regarding Korea first did not come from the state department second was not obtained through David Karr who is not a com munist and 3rd was not in vio lation of the espionage act Army Secretary Frank Pace Jr said on Feb 10 that the armys investigation of McC ar t h ys earlier charges had produced negative results He said the case was turned over to the jus tice department for further in vestigation McCarthy in his latest blast at Pearson did not say who has the evidence he claimed would estab lish a clearcut case of violation of the espionage laws He said he is waiting to see how much success the state department will have in stalling prosecution of this man upon whom the FBI now Stevenson ojdered all stale offices m the city closed at noon Thursday so employes can jarticipate The White SoxSt Louis Browns game was advanced to a doubleheader Wednesday aft ernoon so that the teams wouldnt playto emptystands Thursday Weather forecasters said skies would be cloudy and the weather cool with possible ram But Chi cago was ready to give the general his big welcome rain or shine Police Plenty The police department took elaborate efforts to safeguard MacArthur his wife and their 13 yearold son Arthur during their stay More than 3000 officers were assigned to special MacArthur day duties Six hundred were ordered to Midway airport and 450 more along the route party will take in the big parade up the outer drive and through the Loop to the Stevens hotel A force of 150 officers will patrol the hotel where the MacArthurs will occupy the swank skyline suite overlooking the citys sweeping shoreline During the parade MacArthur will pause at the BataanCorreg idor bridge which carries State street across the Chicago river to jlace a wreath at the monument lonoring the men who fought with Slowly on West Front 7T V H Censorship Blinds Location of Units 1 v By OLEN CLEMENTS I f s Tokjrt tank troops in savage counterattack Wednesday slaughtered communists on tthe tral front but a United Nations withdrawal was made north of SeouL v Bv s A field dispatch saidt two col umns of tanks Supported by troops ridingin armored half tracks killed 150 reds in the central frontcounter blows north of KapyonfiKapyong itself is 33 milesnortbeait of Seoul on one of thei main roads to the oJd capital f i The troops and tanks plastered roads before withdrawing Allied artil lery ramedshellson1 enemy posi tions both north 38th parallel AmnW One tank column drove back noifh within C parallel before running out munition i and pulling Since their 20mile break througlijtfondayand Tuesday the on the jome points the Onei fieldjofficerftticlt the Chls nese very badly ana were slowingup to regroup p On the westcentral front UN forces pulled back abruptly and brokecontact withdrawal was so rapid some rear V One was ambushed by commu nists wearing swarms Imjin liver crossing THe were less than 25 north of Seoulj South Korean capital out of fwhich refugees poured in dust cloudedcolumns yAtankled reiief column fought to attrapped southf Imjin t counterattacked asLt A Van Fleet 5th army commander xoops in 3 days of battle you have proven your over the He expressed confidence attlewould1bewonby the enormous1 superiority in fire wweriand an types of weapons n fact a tremendous superiority n everything except The bulk of the Chinese in the Arest were pquring down the Yon chonUJyongbu invasion route AUUlC gressional medal of This highway alsfi leads to Seoul MacArthur Alliedfighter planes andbomtters attacked them all dayilone I A New Line f The mostabfuptUN pullbaclt was to in he westcentralsector There the illies broke contact wilfffthe Chi nese just illel Then they new Railroads and bus lines ran special Unes of thethreatened Seou Chunchon highway ap iroaches fthe capital from the east The ambush bythe disguised eds was sprungduringthisnvith drawal just east of theTCumhwa Uijongbu road Allied artillery and yarplanes cut up the eds But ield dispatches said af least 3 Chinese were streaming southward V has n complete caso him in the Philippines A second parade will take the VlacArthurs from the hotel to the stadium where his entrance will ouch off the citys biggest display lof fireworks in history Rail Boost Okayed by Johnston Washington Sta bilizer Eric Johnston Wednesday approved a 6centsanhour wage increase for 1000000 railroad workers even though it pierced the governments 10 per cent ceiling on pay boosts Johnston said he agreed with a 3man panel which investigated thecase that specialconsideration had to be giventothe railworkers He said that under labor act it takes longer for them to win new contract objectives The 6 cents was due under a cost of living clause in a contract the railroad workers signed March PICK FLOWER THEME mony in flowers har thsme of the annual spring flower show here May 2223 this year The show will feature exhibits la 5 classes in additionto educi ional and commercial exhibits   

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