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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NoftJi lowot Doily Newspaper Edited for is MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI HlWSPAPlfc THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH fOWANS N EIC H 10 ft HOME EDITION VOL LVII Associated PrtH United PICM FvOI CcnU MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY ATftlL 1S51 Paper ConiitU of Two One Mans Opinion A EadU Commentary ly W EARL HALL Managing Editor About Mac Arthur the Magician HITCH your chair over a bil closer please I want to tell you a little story No it isnt about my life Its about a most inter esting week Ive been spending in our national capital Its no1 nearly as long as the storyof my life would Im very sure ever so much more interesting Oldtime residents of Washington assured me that it was the most exciting week that amazing city has experienced in recent at least since World war II was declared with Franklin D Roosevelt supplying most of the dramatic highlights My arrival in the capital city for the annual meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors annual conference was one day ahead of the Mac Arthurar rival The opening day of the meeting might just as well have been called off lor all the good it did Nobody paid any attention to the proceedings anyway Shop talk seemed terribly dull A Matchless Kindness By reason of just about the most generous kindness to which I have ever been the beneficiary act of sacrifice it was by the wife of my favorite though not my home district congressman I occupied a seat in the house gal lery that Thursday noon when Gen MacArthur made Ms dra matic report to congress and to the nation r Later in the fact it was Just before Gen and Mrs Mac Arthur and their son moved on to New York City on theirspe cial was privileged to meet the general and his wile and to chat ever so briefly with him Since that occasion Ive been ex tending to my friends a hand that shook the hand of this labulous hero of the hour A Doubtful Agreement On thenext morning I listened to extended offtherecord talks by Gens Marshall arid Bradley and visited lor some little time with the latter Gen Bradley I am not permitted to tell youall that they said But what I can without any reserva tions that if Mar shall and Bradleyareor ever have been in full agreement mill1 tarily with Gen MacArthur on all aspects of his Korean policy they have a passing strangeway of concealing this fact Well this will give you a rough Idea of what I had in mind when 1 asked you to hitch your chair over my way and lend an ear Mostly my visit you is going to be concerned with Douglas Mac Arthur and his role in the most astonishing manifestation of hero worship within my lifetime The acclaim for Lindbergh a quarter of a century ago is the closest ap proach Met Some Notables If by any chance I should run out of on this subject I can turn to some other famous men and women who figured in my life during this week in Wash ington Afew that could be men tioned in this connection are Senators Robert A Taft Estes Kefauver William Fulbright and Paul Douglas Columnists Drew Pearsonand Ernest Lihdley Mrs Anna Rosenberg assistant secre tary ofdefense in charge of man power the glamorous Maggie Higgins of the New York Herald Tribuhe most publicized of the Korean war correspondents or Mobilization Director Charles E Wilson Or I might tell you of a male quartet which sang for us one night at the National Press clubs dinner It consisted of Senators Saltonstall Mass McFarland democratic whip from Arizona Ken Wherry republican whip from Nebraska and Minnesotas Hubert Humphrey This incidentally was just two days before the senator ial fistic brawl in which Hum phrey was an active participant A Solo by Barkley And if I still lacked for ma terial to fill out this quarter hour I could recall Vice President Al ben Barkleys baritone solo Wagon Wheels at this same press club function I would doubt if in all of America today there is another man past 70 with as well preserved a set of vocal chords There was never a quiver or a quake in his voice But now to get back to Gen MacArthur and the chain reac tion which his dismissal and the events following upon it in quick succession have set up in Amer ica The big question in my own I found other editors trying to figure it out this How is it possible for one to move with such meteoric speed from a status of doubtful prestige if not outright unpopularity to a pinnacle of acclaim enjoyed by no military figure since the days of Dewey and Hobson of our Span ishAmerican war From Famine to Feast Im thinking back to the last national convention of the repub lican party in 1948 when buddies of the general including the much beloved Skinny Waimvright Irlcd so valiantly and failed so CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 NOftTH SOUTH KOREA AP Wirephoto ALLIED ARTILLERY DEPENDS red army faced a curtain of artillery fire asit strove to capture Seoul A as a May day prize The red radio at Pyongyang placed red troops 1 miles from the South Korean capital Censored allied field reports placed the reds much closer On the central front the allies abandoned Chunchon on Sunday Vogeier Family Head for Home Vienna Austria A Britain Drops Opposition to Bombing of Manchuria London has decided to drop its opposition to the bombing of Manchurian bases if the reds step up their Vogeier and his family left Vienna air activity in Korea official quarters said Monday ay plane Monday for the United States The 39 year old American busi essman released last Saturday after 17 months in a communist iail in Hungary was taken to the airport with his family by Am jassador Walter J Donnelly U S high commissioner in Austria With his handsome Belgian born wife Lucille her sister Pia and the Vogelers two sons Bobby 11 and Billy 9 Vogeier boarded a PanAmerican Airways planeat Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison was understood to nave done a complete aboutface on some controversial fa cets of British policy in the far east Officials said he would make suggestions to the cabinet his week which differ pro foundly from British policy ast December when Prime Min ister Clement fi Attlee andPres ident Trurnan failed to agree on the far east Morrison was said to made known his Tulln airport in the soviet oc cupied zone of Austria The first stop is Frankfurt Ger many Vogeier mustered his shattered strength to deliver what he called a message to the American peo ple Sunday before a television camera and microphone He broke down once but insisted on contin ing I am convinced he said that my incident arrest by Hungarian communists as a spy and saboteur s just one of a series of planned attacks on democracy1 The American people must be made aware of what can happen leel that every individual American v should realize that what happened to me can happen o them if we dont all band to jetherto destroy these enemies of individual freedom Forbidden to Talk Vogeier was so weak and ner vous after that effort that he was forbidden to talk by telephone Sunday night with his father Willy R Vogeier in New York His wife substituted for him on the telephone while he was put to bed with sedatives Monday however after a good nights sleep he was reported improved He is beginning to collect his life again Williams said He is starting to straighten up some of his long neglected business and personal affairs But it has been so long since he was able to make decisions for himself that he has almost lost temporarily the ability to make decisions The family began sorting out the furniture and personal effects to be taken home to the United States Workmen were on hand to start the crating and packing seek anunderstanding on the ac cumulation of rifts and misunder standings which tend to jeoparr dize AngloAmerican relations A Stumbling Block Two of the principal stumbling Dlocks to AngloAmerican unity in the far east have been the American request to the 13 na ions fighting for the United Na ions in Korea for approval of when and if bombing of Man churian bases and U S proposals lor separate Japanese peace reaties Until last week the British cabinets directive opposed any bombing of Manchurian bases be cause of the danger of spreading he Korean war Moreover Brit sh recognizes the communist government of China Change of Mind However Morrison was said to lold now that bombing raids hould be authorized if enemy air operations in Korea develop sig nificantly He also was said to feel that it vould be better to write a series of bilateral peace treaties with Japan than to engage in a pro onged dispute over whether Pei ping or Formosa should represent hina in writing an overall pact Red Oak Woman Heads Press Group Ames Bonnie Boll Red Oak headed the Iowa Press Women Monday after her election as president at the closing session of a twoday convention here She was elected Sunday The press women also named Mrs V A Lundquist Anthon recording secretary and Mrs D L Mooar Newton treasurer SAME Black flat trafflt past 24 hours In WIFE OF BISHOP DIES Oklahoma City wife of Episcppal Bishop the Rt Rev Thomas Casady died Saturday She was Mrs Francis Lebaron Casady a native of Des Moines About The WEATHER Mason City Mostly cloudy mild and showery Monday night Low Monday night near 55 Tuesday Cloudy showery and little change high 75 Iowa Partly cloudy with thundershowers Monday local night and Tuesday Not much change in temperature Low Monday night 55 to 60 northeast 60 to 65 southwest High Tuesday 75 to 80 South to southeast wfnds 20 30 M P H continuing through Tuesday Further outlook Part ly cloudy and continued mild with only occasional outbreaks of thundershowers Wednesday and possibly Thursday Possibil ity of cooler nights but little change in daytime temperatures Minnesota Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thunder storms Monday night and Tues day Not much change in tem perature Low Monday night 4045 northeast near 60 south west High Tuesday 5055 northeast to 6570 elsewhere GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday April 30 Maximum 75 Minimum 58 At 8 a m 64 Precipitation 123 North Gets Rain Hail The sun was shining brightly for Northlowans Monday follow ing the April showers early Sun day and the hail storm Saturday night Together with the showers the Billion War Budget Is Asked World Peace in Danger Truman Washington Truman Monday sent congress a defense budget and said Russias rulers have pushed the world to the brink of a gen eral war The huge requested appropria ton is lor the United States own military costs and to help arm its allies The message broke down in more detail the military estimates ncluded in Mr Trumans general budget sent to congress in Janu ary the fiscal year beginning July 1 i Best Path In a letter to House Speaker Rayburn accompanying Mondays estimates Mr Truman said If the Soviet Union chooses to unleash a general war the free world must be in a position to stop he attack and strike back deci sively and at once at the seats of soviet power We believe that the best path o peace is through building com bined defenses for the free world sufficiently powerful to insure disaster for the aggressors if they aunch a new world war Breakdowns The overall figure was broken down into these subtotals to pay for various projects congress already has au thorized v of new obliga tional for di rect expenditures and lor letting of contracts for future payment to cover needs for alarge military public works program to be recommended soon for authorization hail storm added up to inches at Mason City in the 24 hours before 8 a m Sunday It hailed enough to make the ground en tirely white and some of the stones were as big as 1Jinches in diameter Besides showers and hail there was hot weather for North Ipwans who have given up the spring of 1951 for lost Saturday the mer cury climbed to a summerish 78 and Sunday it was as high as 75 Rain and thundershowers fell in varying degrees over most of the state Saturday night and Sunday The weather bureau said at 7 a m Sunday that Duraont reported 273 inches of rain while Charles City had 191 Dubuque 104 and Iowa Falls one inch On the Mississippi meanwhile the levee on the Iowa side of the river still was holding from Mus catine to Port Louisa but across ihe river from 4500 to 6000 acres of rich bottomland in the Drury Illinois district were inundated by a break in the dike The U Sweather bureau said t did not expect any important declines in Mississippi river Hood stages along Iowas eastern boun dary for at least a couple of days as a result of weekend rainfall In the Waverly area north of Waterloo unofficial estimates of weekend precipitation ranged as high as 7 inches The Iowa weath er bureau in Des Moines said it had no figures on the Waverly downpour There also was a re port of a 5inch rain at Tripoli in Bremer county Several flash floods were re ported on small streams in the area around Waterloo Cresco and Decorah Practically every north east Iowa town located along a creek had a flood scare At Waterloo the Cedar river rose 5 feet overnight to a flood stage of 192 above the dam Fire men were busy evacuating fam ilies from lowlying areas in Wa terloo The river was leveling off at Cedar Falls Monday morning Elderly Waterloo Pair Asphyxiated Waterloo An elderly broth er and sister were asphyxiated by gas Sunday on the day they had planned to celebrate the Greek Orthodox Easter The victims were Mike Kazlas ibout 61 and Mrs Mary Kerrizes about 62 Another brother Michael Kaz las about 50 was in critical con dition in a Waterloo hospital A 4th victim Mike Havouzer was recovering A public utility official said the company was investigating to de termine if there had been a leak in the piping as no gas burners were open Yanks Drop Artillery Curtain Before Seoul North Iowa Soldier Bound Home on Rotation Seattle lowans are among the 1545 homeward bound soldiersin the first shipload of army combat veterans returning from Korea under the new army rotation program The returning soldiers are aboard the military sea transporta tibn service vessel the USNS Gen eral LeRoy Eltinge which is sched uled to reach Seattle May 5 The transport is to be greeted by high military officials and a welcoming parade is planned through Seattle as the men travel o the Fort Lawton processing cen er in suburban Seattle After go ing through processing they will proceed to their homes Names were made available by he Seattle port of embarkation xom a passenger list forwarded from Tokyo The General Eltinge sailed from Sasebo Japan April 22 The returning soldiers include Sgt Cloyd G Momberg Charles City Sensations Hinted in Crime Report Washington of pos sibly sensational accusations are piling up in advance ofthe sched uled release Tuesday of the sen ate crime committees report on its nationwide investigation of racketeering Senator Tobey said Sunday he expects several prominent men in New York to be indicted as a result ofthe com mittees revelations I hope and pray so for theyre guilty as hell ie added And the committees chief coun sel Rudolph Halley indicated the report may carry some sharp criticism of former New York Mayor William ODwyer Proof Stolen Tobey and other committee members Appeared on a television program NBC which also pro duced the news that a printers proof of the forthcoming reporl las been stolen This disclosure by Chairman Kefauver brought a jitter retort from Robert S Al en Washington newspaper cor respondent Allen author of a series of stories based on the com mittee report said he told Ke fauver after the broadcast that anybody who made that state ment is a liar The newsman said he got his copy of the crime report unso licited and from a legitimate com mittee source Kefauver told Allen the latter said that he had no intention of charging him with theft and apologized for the remark Allen said he and the committee chair man parted Iriends Not Toned Down Halley appearing on a separate television program denied pub lished that the commit tees findings have been down insofar as they ODwyer 4 Opwyef who testified before the investigators during their tel evised New York hearings now is ambassador to Mexico Hehas denied any improper conduct in running New York affairs Halley said if the committee hac expressed an opposite opinion in its report it certainly isnt com ing out of the report Halley declined to say specifi cally what the report will say Butof publishedcharges tha1 ODwyer failed to prosecute ma jor criminals in New York City the committee lawyer said I think that is a factually cor rect statement Thousands of Enemy Vehicles Head South By OLEN CLEMEMS Tokyo artillery laid an explosive curtain of lire before Seoul Monday in the path of a gathering red army intent on seizing the old South Korean capital as a May day prize United Nations forces arrayed before the warshattered city fired 45709 rounds of artillery Sunday The booming echo of massed artillery implemented of Lt Gen T James A Van Fleet allied Tennessee Home Hails MacArthurs Grnettinger Gl Wounded in Action John P Haag son of Michael Haag of Graettin ger is listed by the defense de partment as wounded in action in Korea AWARD TO HIGGINS New York The Over seas Club of America has named VTarguerite Higgins New York Jerald Tribune war correspond ent as winner of the George Polk memorial award for 1950 GlobeGazette photo byMusser STUDY ATOMIC WARFARE Nurse representatives from northeast and central Iowa are attending a twoday school at the Y M C A to learn nursing aspects of atomic warfare Above Dr H J Peggs radiologist from Creston and main speaker Monday and Miss Katherine Muhly medical supervisor in University hospital Iowa City study slides dealing with medical aspects of atomic disaster See story on Page 15 Confederate Flags in Prominence Murfreesboro tenn Faircloth MacArthur pulling rank on her generalhusband bwught her famed family home Monday for a triumphant returnln which she held the commanding role They arrived at Sewart air force base for a 5hour homecoming wedding anniversary celebration and drove the 12 miles to Mur Ereesboro overroads linedwith cheering throngs The generals 4 engine Constellation the Ba taan set down at a m C S A 16man air force salutation party greeted the MacArthurs The air force explained this was equivalent to a 17gun salute add ing that it flies airplanes and doesnt shoot cannons Then a civilian welcoming dele gation took the party in hand lor an allstopspulled blowout that had this picturesque little city in a tumult Gov Gordon Browninggreeted the family at the air base Military honors over in the brief ute air base ceremoEfr the party movedto the nearby townof the general placed a wreathtlona memorial to World war II dead Then came the entry into the festive home town itself Lemon ade stands dotted lawns of churches and private homes Jean MacArthur knew well before she lelt 14 years ago In Mondaysflagwaving crowd the stars and bars of the confed eracy were far more in evidence than the stars and stripes Hawk ers of the confederate banner did that Seoul ground commander would be defended Shock Tnwpi Chinese communists poured down from the north lor a mast assault Airmen spotted 3381 red vehicles moving along1 the west ern front thousand munists were reported gathered as shock troops for the asMult Only probing attacks were re ported in the early hours Monday On Sunday Van Fleet announced lis bold decision to defend Seoul He plans a defense north of city not housetohouse street fighting General MacArthur and Iit en Matthew B Ridgway no attempt to hold the city agiinst he Chinese offensive earlier in he year They said it was of no military importance But Van Fleet said Seoul bai irestige as Koreas historic capi al He described the Seoul and the line of the Han river which Hows south of the city as vital and UN forces he said wekomt the opportunity to destroy the communist army north of the city A P General Executive Frank H King reported alter VanFleieti press conference that United Na ions forces will not be sacrificed unnecessarily tohold Seoul Up TEnemy One of Van Fleets corps manders said the final decision on whether his men hold theHan riyr er depends on what is thrown at US 11 UL a land oflice business It was probably the bigges throng Murfreesboropopulation seen since 81000 yanks and 37000 the of Mur freesboro in the 60s To Hear Mac in Private Washington who are going to question Gen Doug las MacArthur on far eastern mil itary and foreign policies decidec Monday to hear him behind closed MacArthur requests a public hearing S en a to r Sparkman DAla came out of a closed meeting o the senate armed services am foreign relations committee to tel reporters the vote to adopt this system was substantial MacArthur is to appear before a joint meeting of the two com mittees on Thursday Some republicans have been de manding public sessions butSen ator Russell DGa argues the committee could not get all the acts in such sessions Russell as chairman of the armed services committee will preside at the hearings Russell said he would arrange o make a censored version of VtacArthurs testimony available for the press immediately after each hearing He has said that matters involv ng military security would be de eted from this testimony Prince Aly Khan Silent Over Rita Cannes France Aly Khan kept a discreet silence Monday on Actress Rita Hay worths announcement that she will seek a legal and permanent separation from him The princes private secretary said Aly now somewhere in Eu rope had received no confirma lon of the announcement In Vliss Hayworth and therefore las nothing to say Two days ago Alys Paris law yer Pierre Denizot had told newsmen that rumors of a divorce or separation were absolutely ri diculous and nothing niore than a publicity stunt The prince and the actress were married May 27 1949 t I That comment frontMaJ GefcWilliam0M Hoge corps who Were in good shape withwhat wehave but could use troops i The reds have plenty of re serves despite 70000 casualties suffered in their 7dayold offenv sive The red radio at Pyongyang re ported Sunday midnight commu nists were only i miles from Seoul f a Heavily censored field reports indicated they twere much closer Monday Censors bluepenciled all mileages J Artillery and warplanes ham mered the reds American tank patrols slashed through the feds at night One force rumbled 11 miles north of Seoul to Uijongbu Some antitank fife was en countered One Chinese soldier attacked a tank with a box of TNT on the endof along pole It damaged thetank slightlyTht Chinese was killed Move Slowly AP Correspondent John Ran dolph reported the Chinese spent their time moving slowly south in one of their typical buildup ma neuvers Van Fleet emphasized that red building was for the assault to capture Seoul on May day official international communist holiday He said the offensive is aimed initially at the capture ofthe vital and strategic Seoul area and the line of the Han to its confluence with the Pukhan river and thence to the east coast with the possible objective date of May 1 the polit ically important worldwide May day holiday The ultimate goal of the attack has been boasted as a design to destroy UN forces in Korea or drive them into the sea Three hundred thousand reds attacked in human sea tactics Van Fleet said However the de termined UN resistance including massive artillery and air strikes disrupted the enemys long planned offensive by inflicting heavy casualties at least 70 000 Hoge cautioned that the reds are capable of continuing their of fensive with undiminished power They have an estimated 300000 more troops than those already used in the offensive Both commanders lauded UN troops who have pulled back as much as 37 miles trading the Ko rean hills for red lives Rabbit Dog Fox Friends in Flood Mnscatine part nerships are formed by swirling lood waters Two men patrol ing a Mississippi river levee ported this sight Sunday morn ng Trotting along the dike sidt y side were 3 natural i rabbit a dog and a fox   

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