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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for tlw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSfAMR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 0 W A N S N EI C H 10 R S HOME EDITION m VOtu JLVU and United Full Wire MASON CITY IOWA FKlUAl AfftlL 27 1951 This Paper ot Two Mac Calls for Positive War Policy Milwaukee Gives Another Welcome Chicago Gen MacArthur headed for Milwaukee and an other huge civic celebration Fri day after a Chicago demonstration climaxed by his speech defending his policy in Korea MacArthur dismissed from his far eastern command two weeks ago by President Truman in a fighting speech Thursday night called for a positive and realistic Korean policy to stop through strength this slaughter of Ameri cas sons Milwaukee planned a huge re ception for the 5 star general Some 700000 persons from all parts of Wisconsin were ready to greet MacArthur who still calls Milwaukee his home town MacArthur on his 3 hour auto trip to Milwaukee planned brief stops at Fort Sheridan and the Great Lakes Naval Training cen ter Towns along the the shoreline of Lake to greet the general He planned no speeches Noisy Highlight His speech Thursday night in Soldier field highlighted the big gest and noisiest celebration in Chicagos history It climaxed his rousing welcome to Chicago whose millions had cheered and acclaimed him Thurs day afternoon during a 23 mile ride from the Midway airport to the loop Defending his policy in Korea MacArthur told the Soldier field throng Our losses there Korea in ratio to the men committed have already reached staggering propor tions MacArthur declared These losses are progressively mounting by thousands each month The general speaking from a spotlighted platform in chilly windswept Soldier field said that the advent of the war with red China has created a policy heretofore unknown to vacuum war A Surprise The crowd in the huge lake front at some 50000 the general several times during his speech cheering and applauding MacArthurs address which had been billed as not a major policy talk caught his audiehceby surj prise It was a fighting speech all the way And the general in his 12 minute talk declared that al though my public lite is now closed he would continue to ad vocate a positive and realistic pol icy forKorea designed to bring the war to an early and honorable end Closed The general was interrupted by an outburst of No No after he had declared my public life is now closed When he resumed smiling he told the crowd It is closed And Mrs MacArthur and their son Arthur seated on the plat form shook their heads in agree ment with the general as the crowd shouted No No MacArthur who since his ar rival from the Pacific last week has been hailed in demonstrations in New York Washington and San Francisco told the throng I have been encouraged in many ways by the events which have followed my return from long absence abroad Foremost of the encouraging signs has been the demonstration that the Amer ican people are keenly allied to their own responsibilities and do unhesitatingly voice their views on the direction of the policy of government Question Asked MacArthur said that it was dif ficult to ask men to fight and die unless we give them a realistic mission and the means to accom plish it And then he asked What is our policy in Korea Some say he said our policy is pacification and unification of Ko rea Others he added say that our objective is achieved upon clear ing South Korea of invading forces Still others MacArthur said Ignore both explanations and frankly say that our objective is to continue to engage the enemy forces in a prolonged and indeci sive campaign of attrition not withstanding the constantly in creasing cost in American blood MacArlhur decried inlerefer ence with the American far east political policy by nations with only token forces in the field It is in this situation of com plete unrealism that while meticu lously implementing the directives given me I have strongly urged the need for a positive policy at tuned to the military realities and designed to stop through strength this slaughter of Americas sons Huge Reception Friday the general his wife and ion Stevens hotel to drive to Milwaukee xvhcre another huge elvic reception is planned Some 300 persons crowded about the en trance of the hotel and another 1500 were massed across Mich Igcn ave to see MacArthur off Accompanying the general and his family as they emerged from the hotel were Mayor Martin H Kennclly and Maj Gen Courtney AP Wirephoto NO REST FOR c Karl Klein Seattle automatic rifleman of the Yank 7th division makes sure that reds leave this burning Korean village in only one direction the rear The GI fires into Yonchon on Koreas western front where allied troops Friday were slowly retreating under pressure of a 300000man communist force driv ing toward Seoul Taft GOP Wont Direct Military By JACK BELL Washington Taft said Friday he and other republicans dont want to ell military leaders how to run he Korean war but do want to prevent appeasement of red Taft who told the senate Thursday the joint chiefs of staff are under the adminjstratiQns thumb said in an interview he and others of like views dont be ieve congressshould try to en force the militarystrategy pro posed by Gen Douglas MacAr hur Im interested in stopping any appeasement of the Chinese com munists the Ohio senator de clared I dont believe congress can tell the joint chiefs of staff how to run the they should bomb Manctiurian bases for instance But I do think congress can tell the administration what it ought not to do in the way of ap peasing the Chinese communists The Ohio senator who heads his partys policy committee ex pressed his views on the objec tives of a forthcoming investiga tion into President Trumans fir ing of MacArthur The senate armed services and foreign relations committees will begin next Thursday with testi mony from MacArthur an inves tigation of the policy differences which led Mr Truman to fire the 5star general as Pacific com mander About Churchill Cancels U S Speech Plans London Church ill Friday cancelled his plans to speak at the University of Penn sylvania on May 8 because of the British political crisis He said however that he looked forward keenly to a visit to Philadelphia later Churchills cancellation was dis closed in a letter to Harold Stas sen president of the University of Pennsylvania which was made public Friday Churchill said he was postpon ing his trip because events have happened since the plans were made It was obvious that Churchill referred to recent defections in the cabinet which have increased Churchills prospects of toppling the labor government and return ing to the post of prime minister Whitney They paused to permit photographers to snap them and then the crowd pressed in shak ing the generals hand and striv ing for a word with him One woman hugged Arthur and put an arm about Mrs MacArthurs shoulders In Milwaukee some 700000 persons expected to greet the general He expects to return to New York late Friday SAME While fliK ITIMIM no truffle death past 21 hours BULLETINS 11 DIE IN PLANE Lisbon Portugal American airmen were reported killed and 5 injured Friday when their B29 Superfortress crashed in the Azores islands CRASH REPORTED Chandler Okla The Lincoln county sheriffs office reported Friday a large plane crashed in the north part of Lincoln county near Tryon Sev eral scheduled airlines pass over the area between Okla homa City and Tulsa No details were available Chandler is about 50 airline miles north east of Oklahoma City SETS RECORD Moines Kay Des Moines East streaked over the 120yard high hurdles in a record breaking 15 seconds Friday for a new prep record in the 42nd annual Drake relays The WEATHER Iowa 5Dar Weather Outlook Temperatures for the next J through Wed average near the seasonal normal Normal highs about 68 normal lows 4246 Temperatures will be below normal Saturday and Tuesday and near or above normal on other days Rainfall will aver age about one inch There wil be thunderstorms and showers Friday nightand in the extreme east Saturday Showers again Monday and probably Wednes day Mason City Thundershowers dur ing the night with low near 50 Partly cloudy Saturday with high near 65 Iowa Clearing west with thunder showers east Friday night With lows of 4045 extreme west 50 55 extreme east Saturday part ly cloudy with fresh westerly xvinds and highs in the 60s Further Sundaj with afternoon temperatures in the mid60s Showers Monday Cooler Tuesday with showers again Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy show ers extreme east portion Fridaj night Cooler northwest Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and a little cooler Low Friday night near 40 northwest to 41 southeast High Saturday near 55 northwest to 60 southeast GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 62 44 48 02 34 27 Mother Son Victims of Gun Wounds Both in St Ann Hospital Algona Thomas Holmes 46 and her son Thomas Holmes Jr 23 were reported recovering in St Ann hospital Friday from wounds inflicted by a 22 calibre which officers said Mrs Holmes admitted she fired Mr Holmes who operates the Modern Dry Cleaners in Algona was awakened about p m Thursday wemhtojjihe living room and found his son lying face down on the floor bleeding He had beenshot through the cheek Saw Wife Running Officers said Holmes informed them he saw his wife outside the house running down the street and he called Sheriff Ralph Lind horst and Chief of Police Cecil McGinnis Mrs Holmes was found after a brief search arid while officers were questioning her it was learn ed that she was shot in the left breast the bullet passing through the body Both mother and son were taken to St Ann hospital The young man had suffered consid erably from loss of blood Officers said both shots were fired by a 22 calibre pistol but it was not made known immedi ately whether they had recovered the weapon The young man is a student at the State University of Iowa and will be graduated in June He was married about a year ago His wife and child are believed to be with relatives in Des Moines Tom has been ori vaca tion from the university and it is understood his wife and child had been with him a few days then had gone to Des Moines No Charges Filed No charges have been brought and officers were still trying to piece together the events of the night When questioned by County Attorney H J McNertney Mrs Holmes said she had quarreled with her son over a divorce suit which was being brought by the young mans wife Officers said Mrs Holmes Jr had been noti fied of the shooting and was on her way from Des Moines She is the former Janet Tillotson of Des Moines MANY TV SETS Ames The Iowa State college television station WOI TV estimated Friday there are 56161 television receivers within the primary area it serves Station officials said they arrived at this figure by checking 18 set distribu tors and major retail outlets in central Iowa No Sign of Vogelers Return Vienna Russians re lented Friday and permitted 6 Austrian journalists to resume their watch on the Hungarian border for the return of American businessman Robert A Vogeler from a Hungarian prison But there was still no sign of Vogeler nor any indication when he will be given his promised re lease It appeared extremely doubtful Vogeler had been slipped across the border from Hungary during the journal ists absence Wait at Frontier Representing American and British agencies they had been waiting since Sunday at the frontier village of Nikelsdorf 40 miles east of Vienna in the soviet zone of Austria to flash the first word of his crossing the border Thursday night Russian officers ordered the journalists out of Nikelsdorf and told them they must return to Vienna and apply to the main Russian headquarters here for permission to reenter the soviet zone Friday however Russian authorities apologized to the journalists and assured them that as Austrians thejr had the right to go any place they desired inside the country The Russians said their expulsion from the border was all a mistake Completed The Hungarian government an nounced last Saturday that nego tiations for the International Tel ephone and Telegraph company officials release had been com pleted There has been no indica tion however of when or where he might actually be freed Vogeler who was sentenced to 15 years on a spy charge has spent the past 17 months in prison The Austrians were sent to the frontier to watch for Vogeler be cause American and British cor respondents are forbidden to travel in the soviet zone Farm Worker Deferment Encouraged By HARRY LANDO Special to the GlobeGatette labor depart ment has moved to encourage draft deferment for farm worK ers it was learned Friday Gus Geissler new PMA and CCC head told the house agricul ture committee Friday that the labor department has classified farm labor and farm assistants as critical occupations He defined farm assistants as those who are employed on a yearround basis and who are capable of perform ing all farm work The labor department move gives farmers as much considera tion for draft deferment as any other occupation However draf decisions still will be left in the hands of local boards since th labor department decision is pure ly advisory The move applies to releases from service and reserve calls in addition to the draft Farm machinery was placed on the critical list by the national production authority a few days ago When Geissler took over his new jobs deposing Ralph S Trigg it was suggested that Trigg hac not been persuasive in arguing agricultures case to defense offi Chinese Knock Allies Back From Both Ends of 100Mile Front AP Wirephoto ALLIES BEHIND 38TH PARALLEL ALONG ENTIRE arrows show approximate red positions in Korea Friday as allied troops broke contact and withdrew below the 38th parallel all along the 100mile battle front In the west reds were approaching Seoul by way of Mun san and Uijongbu In the center of the line south of Hwa chon the allies withdrew so rapidly they created a vast no mans land In east allies abandoned Yanggu With this in mind Rep Augusl H Andresen RMihn told Geis sler that he hoped the PMA head vould put up an aggressive fight to see that farmers get ut most consideration on the draft and machines allocations Carload of Gas Grenades Set Off Detroit headquar ers will remember Thursday without any fondness A gas grenade in a caseload of 76 grenades was set of accident ally The grenades were being re moved from a storage room Before anything could be done about it all the other 75 were going off Apparently the heat torn the first one did it Firemen and the automatic sprinkler system finally took care of the situation GOP Fires Bitter Blast at Military Epic Battle Building Up By JOHN L STEELE Washington UR Senate re publicans tacitly backed by Gen Douglas MacArthur fired a bit ter attack at the nations military leaders Friday and strove to force public hearings on MacArthur dismissal t MacArthurs charge in Chicagi Thursday night that Americar forces in Korea are handcuffec by and af pblicj vacuum1 heretofore unknown to war add ammunition to the G O P rolling attack An epic battle between MacAr thur andthe nations fop military command seemed to be building up MacArthurs supporters in ledby Sen Robert A Taft ROhio criticized Gen Omar N Bradley arid the join chiefs of staff in almost unprece dented harsh terms Appears Thursday The situation will start coming to a head when MacArthur ap pears next Thursday before the combined senate armed service and foreign relations committees The joint chiefs will presen their views in succeeding days o weeks and certain to be called also is Maj Gen Charles A Willougn by MacArthurs intelligence chie since 1941 Willoughby under fire in some quarters for alleged failure to as sess properly the Chinese com munist intentions to intervene in Korea disclosed in Tokyo that he had requested retirement from the army the day after MacArthur was fired Prelude to Retirement The defense department ordered Willoughby to report to Letter man army hospital in San Fran cisco Presumably the veteran of 40 years army service will takeft physical examination the usua prelude to retirement Republicans were charging also Jiat the administration is leak ng secret documents to undercut VlacArthur They wanted the VlacArthur hearings to be oper 0 the public But Sen Richard B Russell DGa chairman of the Mac Arthur investigation committee to budge on his conviction hat open hearings would risk se curity and endanger GIs in Korea In no way could they be re vealed in public hearings Rus Meat Shortages Springing Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Meat shortages are springing ip in many areas throughout the country and most packers are putting the blame on partway jricc controls The packers queried in an As sociated Press survey largely slamcd the sporadic but ominous shortages on the fact that live tock nrices were allowed to rise after the governmentordered rice freeze put ceilings on meat They pointed out however that the ceilings vary Buy Animals For instance they said small processors with higher ceilings Ihnve been able to buy away ani mals from the big packers Such a development has nudged meat supplies out of normal channels in many areas and has forced re tailers to get their meat from other sources and usually at higher prices Meat i n d u s I r y spokesmen claimed thats how black markets develop Housewives have complained that they can get varied meat cuts only from highpriced specialty shops leading to the bitter phrase Forced to Stop Theres plenty of meat assertedly caught in the ceiling squeeze have been forced to cur tail or stop operations Many buy just enough to keep their plants running often at a loss Others have given workers early vaca tions i Lowpriced meat has tended to disappear from many competitive stores which are required to abide by low retail ceilings Also feeling the bulk lowprice meat shortage in many areas arc can pay enough if you Some slaughterers and packers They arc the most highly secrel plans this government along with the atomic bomb Jockeying While the jockeying in the closedoropen hearings contin Jed the republicans were build ng up to the showdown on the 1 i f f e r i ng MacArthurPentagon iews for fighting the Korean war hospitals and Government other price institutions regulations stipulate such institutions should get priority but many suppliers have stopped offering them at all Taft said his confidence in the integrity of the military com mand has been shaken He said hat Bradley and the joint chiefs if staff are absolutely under the ontrol of administration political caders and that their recommen dations arc whatever the adminis tration demands that they make Democrats fired back Sen J William Fulbright D Ark hinting broadly that Mac Arthur was behind the move told Taft It is a strange thing to me that only a short time ago before Gen eral MacArthur appeared on the Ammunition Ship Blows in Harbor Gibraltar UR The 1000ton British ammunition ship Beden ham blew up while unloading in Gibraltar AarborFriday spread ing death and destruction through Van Fleet said on art unheralded Town of Seoul Abandoned By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo W Nations troops fell back on both ends of the 100mile Korean front Friday In the west they rolled back through Uijongbu 11 miles north of Seoul In the east they abandoned Yanggu and pulled back below the 38th parallel This was the last allied hold in red Korea on tht active fighting front In both withdrawals UN forces broke contact with reds The also broke contact south of Hwa chon reservoir and withdrew so rapidly a vast nomans land ivas created on this eastcentral sector Little contact was reported all along the front But UN troops beat back attacks in the center aimed at roads leading to Seoul And in the extreme west allied forces fought a stubborn delaying action 14 miles northwest of Seoul Close to Capital On the northern approaches tbt Chinese were about 10 miles from the old South Korean capital But Lt Gen James A Van Fleet U S 8th army commander expressed confidence they could be halted north of the Han river The Han borders Seoul ontht south However thet mention the warsfia his statement We are withdrawinfTlnJwderT the British fortress town Unofficial reports said it was feared 12 of the 25 crew members of the Bedenham vfcre killed Vir tually every wlndfw in Gibraltar was shattered andsome walls col lapsed were jammei with casualties All available doc tors nurses and volunteer work ers were called in The blast shattered windows 2C miles away and hit heavily at th Spanish town of La Linea on tb mainland 4 miles away Chunks of the vessel were flung into the A section of the mas crasheddown into a sandpit mori than a half mile away Othe pieces of the ship were scattered all around Gibraltar Several hours after the Was only traces of the Bedenham could be seen atthe anchoragi in Gibraltar harbor where she hac been discharging ammunition1 Slaying Intent Is Charged DCS jMoincs man who suffered critical wounds in c gunfight has been chgared will assault with intent to commit mur der The charge was filed Thursday against William Vern Henry 47 on complaint of Albert Milton Johnson 53 Chief Deputy Sherif Wilbur Hildreth said Johnson suffered a hip wound in the figh Aprill4 Henry pleaded innocent to the charge when arraigned before Jus tice of the Peace John Andrews a Broadlawns General hospital The shooting affray occurred a Johnsons home where Henry hac been rooming for several months Johnson and Mrs Johnson saic Henry shot Johnson with a 32 cali 3ET revolver and that Johnson then grabbed a 410 caliber shot gun and fired at Henry Mrs Johnson said the affair oc curred after Henry grabbed her rom behind and she screamed Movies Dogwood Sued for Los Angeles Lake he Dagwood of the movies has seen sued for 52800 by a lawyer Edward H Blixt who claims the ictor struck him xvhen he at tempted to serve a silbpena The subpena Blixt alleges was n behalf of his client James H who had sued Lake for S406 claiming that amount was unpaid for transporting Lakes racehorses to the Bay Meadows racetrack frontline tour Weare keepinf units intact We are flaking a tre mendous toll of the enemy while enduring only minimum losses As the reds neared 1 Seoul civilians to the south A South Korean gov ernment spokesman said 100009 had Another follow leaving about 100000 in city whichhaslost military nj nificance to eitherside 3rd Retreat It was a familiar Com munist troops twice have occupied and twice abandpnedrSequl Fri day they drove on it for the 3rd time The force of their driveap peared to be weakening 8th army leadquarters said Friday Itre ported UN troops in their vpath ought a stubborn delaying ac f Five red divisions hammered oward the South Korean capital from the north Some wereonly 11 miles away nearUijongbu Others werecloseronthe Mun sanSeoul road to the west r In some sectors the reds had lamed miles since they aunched their spring offensive Sunday But they paida terrific price in livesfor each mflegained The UN command estimated 35000 reds were killed in 4J days Theyre spending people like we spend ammunition1 one officer BITTEN BY SKUNK Mount Pleasant El crt Hill of Winfield is undergoing reatment as a result of having been bitten by a rabid skunk vhom we all acknowledged to be great leader We had con idence in the joint chiefs of staff Suddenly those officers have ocome in the eyes of the senator scene by and large the countryifrom Ohio purely political stooges had faith in General Bradlcyiof the president A single American artillery di vision fired more than 30000 about two days Small UN Losiek Allied losses were described as negligible But there were losses The UN withdrawal was a series of heroic fights Most fought dear with rel atively light losses Bjit one the Sritish Royal battalion lost heavily It was over whelmed by sheer numbers of Chinese AP Correspondent Tom Brad shaw reported that part of one company were the only known urvivors Censors withheld the exact losses v There were some nasty scenes up there said an officer of the 29th commonwealth brigade to vhich the Gloucester belonged I saw a column of our tanks com ng back carry piles of dead and vounded with blood running down he side of the tanks Three A m e r i c a n battalions ought their way out of a trap on he central front against heavy idds Despite and with drawals there was a strong air confidence in allied ranks Red cavalry joined infantrymen moving on the old capital from ie north They advanced without rmor or artillery They pitted sheer manpower against allied firepower Antilank Guns Without antitank guns the reds swarmed over UN tanks like ants In one case American tanks spread out and shot Chinese off each others backs The sair type of warfare wai typical of the rainswept battle fields from west to east rt red pressure again increased At dawn Friday allied troops still held a substantial chunk of   

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