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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAril THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH QWANS N E I G H I 0 ft S HOME EDITION VOL LVJU Aisociated Press United Prcu full Copy MASON CITY IOWA THUKSUAY AfKlL JtSi Thin Paper Conilsts ol Two NfL IfT Mac Lands at Chicago His Town Millions Turn Out to Watch General By H D QU1CG Chkaco roared a heros welcome Thursday to Gen Douglas MacArthur in one of the lustiest celebrations ever accorded a person by the midwest Millions from the nations sec ond and states greeted him Thousands gathered at Midway airport cheered as MacArthur stepped from his Constellation BataanV His big plane which left New York City at a m C ST landed C S TThe general was greeted by a crowd of more than 5000 restrained by lines of whitegloved policemen in summer uniforms despite the 44degree temperature He was welcomed by Gov Adlai Steven son and Mayor Martin Kennelly Reviews Guard After brief ceremonies at the airport during which he reviewed honor guard MacArthur climbed into a tangerine red con vertible with gold fringe for a twohour motorcade and parade Sentimental banners greeted the general One said God bless youMac May God give you many more years Mayor Kennelly told himit was an honor to have you here general and the town is yours Small boys wore brightcolored duckbilled caps like one Mac Arthurs son Arthur wears Almost 6000000 persons were expected to see MacArthur in person or on television An esti mated 3million linedthe 23mile route frohvthe airport through the loop 28Hour Ceremony It was the start of a 28hour round of ceremonies here and a Milwaukee the city the general calls home A hours before MacArthur arrived thousands of handbills signed by the American Peace Crusade were distributed in the loop Old soldiers never die bu young ones doJ they said Bring progressive party U S bring all peace with Chinar And 1000 posters hoisted by the demanded the the Gls back Peace with China is the best de fense of America MacArthur fresh from 5 days 6J rest in a New York hotel landed just as the sun broke from behind clouds for the first time during the day It was the 4th city he visited on a triumphal tour tha began April 17 in San Francisco Nurse Alone He was accompanied by bis wife their son his persona advisor Maj Gen Courtney Whit ney and Arthurs Chinese nurse Mrs MacArthur was first of the family off the plane Even before the ship landed wellwishers threw confetti from loop windows 8 miles away Oh what a man the crowd shouted as the MacArthurs started on the rnotorcadet From the moment MacArthur touched ground to the boom of a 17shot artillery salute waves of rousing greetings fromall sides Most business rolled at him and industry stood still Schools closed for 600 000 children Welcomers linedthe streets for miles in the crispdamp air waving and shouting as the man who led the victory over Japan rode by AP Wirephoto PINNED 25th division infantrymen huddle behind rocks to shield them selves from enemy mortar bursts near the Hantan river on Koreas central front An allied wall of fire Thursday was holding red offensive forces to a standstill on the cen tral front Will Tighten Price Controls President Requests New Taxes to Battle Inflation Washington Truman sayinginflationary pressures have riot yet reached their peak asked congress Thursday for higher taxes tighter credit controls and fair ceilings on farm and other products In a special message to the lawmakers Mr Truman urged speedy action He said The world situation could explode at any time and we must make every day count Aimed at Controls The presidents request for fair ceilings on farm and other products is aimed at permitting tighter controls on food prices 1 do believe that our boys home from Korea Make for priceControlpurposes the neaee with r parity price for commodity prevailing at the start of its nor mal marketing season should be applied throughout the balance of the marketing season just asvis the case in most of our agricul tural price support programs I recommend that the defense production actbe amended to pro vide for this Under this amend ment the parity price will con tinue to Be a minimum standard for each price ceiling He said this sort of control would suffice to food prices for the tune being If that doesnt work the pres ident said congress will neeH to consider the use of other devices including limited food subsidies to prevent necessary farm price increases from being reflected in rises in the cost of living In the field of credit control Mr Truman asked too authority to regulate terms on the sale of existing houses as well as new ones Now Fixed The government now fixes down payment and other terms for sale of new houses but older dwellings are not under the regulations These rules are aimed to prevent wouldbe buyers from bidding up the price of new homes offered at easy terms On taxes the president repeated his earlier requests foran increase this year of at least 000 The governments presentprice ceilings and other economic con trols are imposecKucicier duuioriiy given in the defenseproduction t which congress enacted last year This law expires in June Mr Trumans message was first of all a request for its extension and sec ond a listing of the changes he wants in it New Milwaukee Train Schedule in Effect Sunday Passengers on the eastbounc Sioux train on the Milwaukeewill arrive in Chicago a half hour ear lier starting with a new train schedule that goes into effect Sun day Herman Frazee ticket agent announced Thursday The Sioux will leave Mason City at p m instead of at II p m as at present and will arrive in Chicago at a m instead of 10 a m as at present DIVORCE GRANTED Columbus Ohio divorce has been granted to Mrs Jane Carroll McCreary of Columbus daughter of U S Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper Floods Begin to Recede Along River By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flood conditions in the upper Vtississippi river appeared easin Thursday but there still was dan jer of further overflows The waterlevel remained hig in river towns in Iowa Illinois and Missouri and heavy rain could change the situation consid erablyfe recedin upper Iowa and Illinois relievingfthe threat further down stream in Missouri and Illinois Dikes at all strategic area iif the 3 states Some 7500 persons iiave been forced from thenhomes oy the floods Other thousands ha ieen threatened with evacuation About 15 industrial plantshav seen forced to shut down or cur ail in Muscatihefilas a result o seep water The river Avas at 20 feet in Muscatinei Thursday bu dikes were holding Rain fell Thursday in the north em New England states andther were showers ffomv New Yor southeastward to northeastern Texas Showers also hit section ot Utah and Arizonabut it wa fair weather in other parts of th country It was warm from the Ohi river southward tothe gulf an temperatures were around norma levels in other areas The cooles weather was in the Great Lake region Up to Enemy to Widen Wor Truman Soys Washington ff President ruman said Thursday it is up to he communists to choose be iveen spreading the Korean war r seeking a peaceful settlement He did not elaborate and he pecifically refused to comment a news conference on reports hat Lt Gen Matthew Ridgway as authority to bomb Manchuria if he deems it necessary But Mr Trumans assertion lat the choice of peace or reater war is up to the commu ists left open the interpretation hat United Nations forces would trike back outside Korea if large nemy air forces enter the fight ng A U S spokesman at the UN n Lake Success N Y saidWed esday the United Stateshas pro osed the bombing of red bases n Manchuria if the communists aunch heavy air attacks A Policy Dispute Gen Douglas MacArthurs in istence that the enemy should be it in what hecalled its Man hurian sanctuary was among he policy differences which led resident Truman to dismiss the ar eastern commander At his meeting with reporters he president also 1 Said MacArthur can now say and go where he vhile he still has strings on the deposed far eastern commander ic does not intend to pull them 2 Expressed confidence in Sec etary of State Acheson and said ormer EGA Administrator Pau Hoffman is not going to succeed Acheson He said he already has a ecretary with whom he is very well satisfied The presidents mention of Mac Arthur came in response to ques ions regarding the generals pres nt status Sponaored Bill He said MacArthur has a life ime job as a 5star general under a biU Mr Truman himself spon ored as a senator He added MacArthur could he recalled to active duty any time ust as he recalled Gen Dwight D lisenhower and Adm Cheste to duty But amid laugh er he saidhe has no plans to Drastic Steel Curbs Placed Washington Drastic curbs on the use of steel to biiil apartment houses and factorie are being planned Manly Fleischmanh nationa production administrator told re porters Thursday that the NPA existing construction restrictioh will be extended so that the build er of practically every project re quiring a big takefof steel ihus get a government permit Virtually all commercial con stfuction now requires such au thorizatiohs Amusement and rec reational pr o j ects are Prominent Educator Dies in His Sleep Woodstock Conn D Hamilton Holt 78 noted educate died in his sleep at the DayKim ball hospital Thursday He wa stricken with a coronary throm bosis late Wednesday Dr Holt was the presiden emeritus of Rollins college Winter Park Fla Bowls at 87 Melbourne Australia Th proudest member of the Norther District womens champion bow ing team is Mrs I Mathers She 87 AP Wirephoto MAC Gen Douglas MacArthur walks off the greeting stand at Chicagos Midway airport Thursday afternoon to review troops minutes after his arrival At the far left is Mayor Martin Kennelly with Mrs MacArthur SAME White lit mnin truttle ilealh si bun recall MacArthur at the presen time t The president said he also had strings on Maj Geri Courtney Whitney whom he referred to a MacArthurs press secretary lou would not pull theseeither He i glad to have Whitney talk be con tinued Asked about Whitneys state ment that all top level command ers in Korea agreed with MacAr thurs stand on Korean policy th said he had no way o mowing if that were true He saic when he came back from the Wake island conference with Mac Arthur last October he made Whit ney a major general Asked about Whitneys state ment that has no dea why he was relieved the president replied tersely every body else knows why Lons7 Knife Identified in Murder Trial Iowa City E J Boyd pathologist testified at th James Lons murder trial her Thursday that the victim Andrev Davelis could have lived as Ion as half an hour after he wa stabbed Dr Boyd and Dr George Cal lahan Johnson county coroner were on the stand Much of thei testimony and the cross examina tion was concerned with technica medical details on the nature o Davelis wound Pictures of body wer offered as evidence again Thurs day morning but had not yet bee accepted in evidence Bloodstained clothing of Da velis was admitted in evidenc after it was identified by Dr George Callahan Johnson countj coroner Dr Callahan identified a blu shirt undershirt and brown jack et as part of the clothing he re moved from JDavelis body earl the morning of Oct 12 after Da velis died in the Iowa City polic station Lons 52 an Iowa City restau rant operators accused offatal ly stabbing Davelis during a figh in the front yard of Attorney Da Dutcher Dr E J Boyd state pathologist and Dr Callahan testified Davelis died of internal bleeding from a wound in his heart caused by a sharp instrument Both doctors said a pocket knife admitted as evidence could have caused the wound Dr Boyd also said Davelis could have died from nothing else than the wound in the heart County Attorney William Mear dpn said the knife was found in a pile of leaves at the scene of the fight and belonged to Lons UN Forces Pull Back 27 Miles in 5 Days Seoul Is Threatened Fire Wall Is Spread by Allies AP Wirephoto REDS SWARM TOWARD SEOUL Communists took Munsan A and surged toward Seoul Thursday Anoth er arm of the drive headed toward Uijongbu and the South Korean capital In the center of the battle line the reds pushed a Ushaped bulge 30 miles northeast of Seoul In the east allied troops prepared to meet a new assault from communist forces regrouping east of the Hwachon reser voir Broken line is the battle line at the start of the communist spring offensive Solid line is the approxi mate present battle By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo United troops on the westcentral Ko ean front withdrew Thuri day before Chinese red his extended their pullback ia hat sector to 27 miles in 5 dayi UN artillery to hold back 300000 reds pressing toward Seoul The new withdrawal wiped out verywestern front UN foothold north of ttie 38th parallel But theallies still are inNorth Korea along the Hwachon xeaer voir on the eastern end of 100mile front They beat back red attacks onboth sides voir Thursday Demos Rally Against MacArthur Television By JACK BELL Washington Russell DGa rallied dem ocrats Thursday against a republican demand for televise public hearings into the policy clash behind the ouster of Gen Douglas MacArthur From another quarter Senator Fulbright DArk de fended President Trumans strategy of Jimiting the Korea although he attributed to Mr Truman misguided loyalty tounworthy not name Fulbright who heads a senate which Jias looked into alleged influence of white house aides government loans said in a banking subcommitte on speech prepared for the senate that MaeArthurs proposals to carry the war to red China might set strongly against us nearly the whole free world Observing that Mr Truman often has thought me wrong and unspeakable while I sometimes lave thought him wrong and in comprehensible he believes the House Passes Defense Bill Washington house Thursday passed a defense appropriation bill The money is to be used largely to buy weapons of war Fulbright said president was right in firing MacArthur as Pa cific commander Republican Drive This evidence of support came as Russell met a G O P drive for an allout opendoor inquiry into the MacArthur case Any such inquiry method would risk the se curity of fighting men in Korea Russell said Chairman Taft of Ohio an nounced the republican policy committee will fight for public appearances by MacArthur and others He said questions involv ing military security could be re served for subsequent private ses sions MacArthur made it known Wednesday through an advjserhe has no objection to the televising of his scheduled May 3 appear ance before the senate armed services and foreign relations committees Russell who heads the com bined groups said he will force a showdown vote at a meeting early next week A major party which the republicans might cry white wash if they are overruled by a partisan shaped up even before the inquiry could get underway Republicans seemed likely to line up almost solidly for public hearings and democrats against although some of the latter are on record for opendoor sessions Security Involved Senator Bridges RN top republican on the armed services group told reporters Im for having everything the open that can be aired without involving military security Russell replied in a separate interview that he hopes to get the facts on military and foreign pol icy differences leading to Mr Trumans firing of MacArthur He said he believes public hearings will hamper and delay efforts to reach that goal Russell did say however that if MacArthur wants to read a pub lic statement and then submit to questioning in closed session he would not object Taft told reporters the republi cans want an allout investigation reaching as far back as the 1945 Yalta conference and bearing es pecially on what he called the ad ministrations encouragement of Chinese communists after World war II ended Czechs Arrest Oatis tall Him Hostile Frankfurt Germany Czechoslovak communist govern ment announced Thursday it ha arrested William N Oatis missin hief of the Associated Pfes rague bureau for activities hos ile to the state Oatis vanished in Prague Mon ay The U S embassy ther Wednesday asked the Czech gov rnment for an urgent inquiry into his whereabouts U S Embassy Counsellor Tyle Thompson said he was informec Thursday by the Czech foreign ministry that Oatis had been ar ested on 3 charges hostile to th tate and disseminat ng information considered secre by Czechoslovakia malicious infor mation regarding the Czec tate through illegal news organs or which purpose he misuse Czech citizens The Czech reply was telephone o Thompson by Bedrich Runge assistant chief of the foreign nun istrys press section MEET IN WAUKON Waukon clubs o Waukon Postville and Lansing are scheduled to meet in Waukp rhursday night to discuss plan an organized campaign in be lalf of road improvements in Allamakee county About The WEATHER Mason City Clear Thursday nigh with low near 40 Friday creasing cloudiness and mile high 6065 owa Showers extreme west por tion Thursday night Lows 40 48 Friday partly cloudy an warmer with scattered shower High Friday 6575 Further cloudy and mil with only a few brief shower over the weekend Tempera tures on Saturday will reac near or slightly above the 70 degree mark Minnesota Increasing cloudines scattered showers southwes portion Thursday night Frida mostly cloudy and mild wit scattered showers Low Thurs day night 3742 High Frida 6570 GlobeGazette weather statistic or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 52 30 43 12 The western above the parallel began at mid day as Chinese advanced within 20 miles of Seoul C Eighth army said the allied troops were fighting magnificent Munsan lelltq driving1 down a main highway from the northwest The town 21 milei fromthe warbattered capital was the siteof ah American para roop landing last Fifteen miles to k the east red massessurged across 38 and down he YonchonUijorigbu road ng to Seoul Allies south of Changgo 4 miles below he border and 15 miles north of Jijongbu ij TmW Xhittt Allied troops streamed ward toward capital Therewere Seoul would bea1 reds iortheSrd Ai GI rolled down dusty roads itrewnjwith relics of previous battlei one veteran re Oh well back by Juneand ithen treat again in September Front tline commanders stressed again that they could wheelrand halt the reds at any time But they said the strategy of retreat saved allied lives and was more costly to theCommunists KJV United standing their rgroundJintbev cen terMasses of red infantry onlyjlittle headway on the Kap yong bulge against overwhelming allied firepower IJne Dentei J There the iedsv navepushed m big Ushaped dent in the allied line about 30 miles northeast of Seoul night attacks wen broken almost before they were started Huge searchlights turned night into day exposing Tothe northeast searchligfits at the western endtnof reservoir caught 1000 reds march ing down a road i The area lighted up like Coney island the officiaLreport said Then the artillery let loose The wallofvfire stopped Chinese in their tracks the re port said 1Not one round of in fantry fire was necessary Communist patrols probed UN defense line through the night They found the allies strongly placed on mountain ranges along the bulge There were sharp fights under thrlight of star shellsBut Thurs day morninga staff i officer re ported the UN line had not given up a single yard during the night The 14nation UN force was in tact on all fronts Its spirit was high its firepower terrific r Reds Regroup On the east allied troops pre pared to meet a new x assault by Korean reds The communists were regrouping and building up then assault forces east of Hwa chon reservoir In the west the allied with drawal was orderly Sudden Chinese thrusts caught some units Most broke free These included Turkish Belgian and Australian units which had been fighting in the line A tank rescue force opened the way for 100 men who broke out Thursday from another trapped unit This was north of Seoul where the reds were mounting their main attack w In the west withering allied fire slowed the reds 7 miles south of parallel 38 Part ofthewest ern of still was in red Korea Mortar Victims A delayed dispatchfrom AF Correspondent Jim Becker dis closed that the US first marine division is fighting somewhere in this eastcentral area Presuma bly the marines are along the east flank of the Ushaped bulge stretching northward toward Hwachon At one time red mortar t   

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