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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Daily Newspaper Edited lor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIWffAMl THAT MAKIS All NOtTM IOWANJ N 11 6 N I 0 R HOME EDITION VOL LVII full Cmta MASON CITir IOWA WEDNESDAY MAV 2 1951 CooslJts of Two No Ill Armed Services Group Wont Let Others Quiz Mac By EDWIN B HAAKINSON Washington 25 senators on the armed services foreign relations committees have decided they wont let any other congress members sit in Thursday on their closed door questioning of Gen Douglas MacArthur about his differences with President Truman The decision disclosed Wednesday appeared certain to add more heat to the whole controversy boiling on capitol hill over the firing of Mac Arthur from his far eastern commands Even before it became known House Republican Leader Martin protesting against closed door hearings by the senate com mittees demanded that similar house groups conduct a public air Ing of the matter Martin made public a letter to Chairman Vinson DGa of the house armed services committee and Chairman Kee DW Va of the house foreign affairs commit tee in whichhe said These are no ordinary times and this is no ordinary inquiry We are at grips with a question 10 fundamental that it affects not only the security of our people but the future peace of the world Wants Facts Open Therefore I feel compelled to Urge that the house armed services and foreign affairs committees join in an open inquiry into our foreign and military policies so that the house and the American people ihall have the facts to which they are entitled Some republicans are arguing that too much secrecy in the foreign policy field has led to mis takes Senator Knowland RCal contended that if the public and congress had known the contents of the Wedemeyer report on Ko rea they might have prevented communist advances in many Asia This report prepared by Lt Gen Albert C Wedemeyer in 1947 warned that sovietinspired North Koreans might Invade South Korea Kept previously under a topsecret label the report was given out Tuesday by Chairman Russell DGa of the senate armed services committee as a preliminary to the MacArthur hearings Backers of MacArthurs views on fareastern policy promptly claimed It proved administration policy in Korea and China was wrong The armed services committee with 13 the foreign relations 12 are to question MacArthur Thursday as the first witness in a general Inquiry into far eastern policy Normally the foreign relations committee also has 13 members but there is a vacancy due to the death of Senator Arthur Vanden berg Unprecedented The decision by the two com mittees to close the doors to other members of congress means that 25 senators of the 531 members of congress will hear the general Normally other senators and even house members are allowed to sit in on congressional hearings even when they are closed to the public and the press Chairman Connally DTex of the senate foreign relations com mittee told a reporter the de cision to limit the hearing to com mittee members was generally agreed to without a formal vote Connally said that since the hearings would be in a small room It would be impossible to let in all congress members So he said It was decided to limit it to com mittee members to avoid a row and a ruckus over who should get in Other senators would not be named said the decision to limit sessions to committeemen also was pinned to the possibility of leaks tion of topsecret informa Banks Cipse at 12 Saturday Mason Citys banks will close at 12 noon on Saturday hereafter it was announced Wednesday by the Mason City Clearing House as sociation The closing hour on Sat urday previously has been 1 p m The action was taken in order to shorten the work week the an nouncement explained The closing hour Monday through Friday will continue to be 2 p m The banks will also continue to open at 9 a m each morning There has been continued pres sure for a 5 day week throughout the nations professional insur ance industrial and banking world the announcement pointed out The clearing house association decided however that Mason City should have banking service 8 days a week Marble Rock Area Swept by Violent Winds Trees Windmills Garages Upset PICTURES ON PAGE TWO Marble violent wind storm which had almost the lence of a tornado swept over an area about a mile wide 3 miles east of Marble Rock Tuesday at p m uprooting trees tear ing down windmills garages hog houses and chicken houses The storm came from the south west and traveled northeastward accompanied by a heavy down pour of rain There was no hail At the Cecil Swant farm about 3i miles west of Marble Rock several trees were uprooted a windmill and chicken house also several other farm buildings were blown down Big plate glass windows at the Alto Preston farm were blown in and damage was done to out buildings A chicken house was destroyed on the Art Wilkerson farm Agarage chicken house and windmill were blown down at the Cleland Maxon farm and a chick en house at the Clyde Theiman farm A windmill and chicken house were blown down at the Ray Keith farm and a hog house at the Mabel Smith farm A roof was blown off a corn crib at the Bill Thiernan farm One large tree was uprooted in Marble Rock but little other dam age was reported Big Shower Floods Low City Spots Several explosive spring show ers Tuesday afternoon totaled about two inches in Mason City and briefly flooded low spots The rain gauge at the Amtrican Crys tal Sugar company on the north outskirts of town registered 93 of an inch for a shower about p m and one inch for the shower from 6 to p m Downtown Mason City also had showers ear lier in the afternoon AP Wirephoto BOY TUMBLES 15 FLOORS AND LIVES Paiva Jr 2 who tumbled 15 floors from an apartment building in New York and lived is wheeled out of BeekmanDowntown hospital Tuesday after Xrays on the way to Bellevue hospital Broken line bottom in dicates distance Tommy fell from the 15th floor of the Paiva apartment in downtown Manhattan He suffered only a fractured left leg and cuts and bruises when shrub bery broke his fall Tommy fell when he hoisted himself atop a radiator and pushed open a casement window FBI Joins Search for Nervous Bank Bandit BULLETIN ISRAELI INVADED Lake Success N Y nel told the United Nations Wednesday that Syrian forces Invaded Israeli territory Wed and fightinc is underway The fire department had about 25 calls for plugs to stop water from backing up through sewers into basements At p m Tuesday the fire department was called to the Keith Ritchey home 2605 Jefferson S W where light ning had struck the roof and knocked a hole through it There was no fire Clear Lake received less rain Tuesday than did Mason City with unofficial readings at the Glenn Orcutt farm north of Clear Lake showing 81 of an inch Tuesday and 55 of an inch Monday eve ling Louis Knudson reported that it rained 102 inches Friday in Clear Lake About 6 p m firemen were called to Georgia and 12th S E where a car was stalled with water running through the doors The firemen carried Mrs Mar garet Winders and her 3 children o a sidewalk 2 Injured at Osage in Big Windstorm persons were in jured during the heavy windstorm and rain near here late Tuesday afternoon Mrs Manville Ask was in the Mitchell county Memorial hospital with injuries suffered in the col lapse of a brooder house on her farm 8 miles northwest of Osage She had gone to the brooder house and was apparently inside when the wind struck it Her husband found her under a heap of boards bleeding and in dazed condition No bones were broken George Stange farmer near Osage suffered cuts about the face when he ran into a strand of barbed wire while he was trying to round up livestock during the heavy wind and rain Stitches were taken at the hospital and he was released FATALLY CRUSHED Keosauqua Pea cock 54 bulldozer operator and farmer at Mount Sterling south of here was fatally crushed Tuesday when a truck fell on him Minburn and state criminal investigation bu reau agents joined the search Wednesday for the tightlipped nervous bandit who robbed the Dallas County Savings bank of The 6foot bandit made his haul Tuesday a few minutes before closing time He held 3 bank employes at bay with a sawedoff shotgun while scooping up counter cash and vault funds then locked them in the vault Green Dodge A street witness believed he saw the robber leave the bank and drive away alone in a green Dodge twodoor sedan with Taylor coun ty license plates The same man the observer reported had driv en around the block several times apparently planning the crime After his flight Cashier W Lester Crumley 55 and two wom en employes Marcia Luellen 54 and Marjorie Briggs 18 were freed from the vault by a me chanic summoned by a bank cus tomer Sheriff Evan Burger and the state patrol were alerted immedi ately but a nightlong search re vealed no trace of the fleeing robber Crumley said the bandit en tered the bank and asked him dont you ever lock that door over there indicating the front door The man ordered Crumley to fill a paper sack with the counter cash then ordered him to open the safe in the vault The bandit scooped the rest of his loot from the safe locked the 3 em ployes in the vault and sauntered out leaving his shotgun behind Offered were Crumley said The search for the bandit spread throughout the state after a car similar to the one he was driv ng was reported seen near the ntersection of highways 169 and 64 Earlier a farmer told how hei pulled a man in a green Dodge the mud south of here after he was offered for the tow1 job Burger said the robber probably was lucky he got stuck on the sideroad That stall was almost as good as a hideout he said The sheriff said abandoned in the bandit fled was the shotgun bank as sent to the DCS Moines to the state criminal in vestigation laboratories to check for fingerprints SAME Whin mentis no traffic death put 21 hours In GOP Asks ODwyer to Quit Post By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington Wher ry RNeb said Wednesday that Ambassador William ODwyer should either resign or clear him self of charges fired at him by the senate crime investigating committee Solely on the basis of the com mittees report it seems to me those are the alternatives open to him Wherry said of the U S envoy to Mexico and former mayor of New York Wherry the senate republican floor leader is not a member of the committee Senators who are members declined any direct com ment on whether they leel ODwy er should quit as ambassador In its report made public Tues day the committee hit hard at ODwyer who served as district attorney of New Yorks Kings county Brooklyn from 1940 to 1942 and as mayor from 1946 until last fall At that time President He was more nervous than we Truman named him ambassador The committee ODwyer nor his said neither appointees to New York jobs took any effective action against the top echelons of the gambling narcotics water front murder or bookmaking rackets It added that in fact his actions impeded promising in vestigations of such rackets In Mexico City ODwyer said he had no comment at this time The committee meanwhile formally named a new chairman Senator OConor made plans to complete drafting of legislation which will be aimed at carrying out its recommenda tions for nationwide throttling of big crime and gambling syndicates Psychiatrist Offers Lons Defense Iowa City psychiatrist testified Wednesday that if James Lons had been taking whisky and phenobarbital the combination would make it difficult for him to form good judgments Dr Andrew Woods was a de ense witness in the trial of the 53 year old Iowa City restaurant owner who is accused of stabbing one of his waiters to death last Oct 12 Lons finished his testimony Wednesday morning repeating under cross examination his asser ion that he believed his wife was unfaithful and his denial that he stabbed Andrew Andy Davelis 0 Recalls Pursuit He said he recalled the pursuit of Mrs Lons and Davelis across own the night the waiter was slain and of striking Mrs Lons 2 or 3 times after the car in vhich the couple was riding was forced to the curb Lons testified he remembered seeing Davelis come out of a of someone pushing him jut nothing after that until he was in a car riding back to town He said he saw no policemen Asked if he believed the police officers were lying who have tes iifiecl that Lons told them he stabbed Davelis Lons answered I dont know but I know that I am telling the truth Lons said he had taken 5 or pills and several shots of whisky the night of the murder Previously his personal physician Dr George Callahan had testified he had prescribed phenobarbital and whisky for Lons heart condi tion Dr Woods is a former head of the psychopathic hospital and for mer professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa He is now practicing privately in Iowa City 4 Hours on Stand The defendant spent 4 hours on the witness stand Tuesday He said he and 3 other men followed iis wife and Davelis the night he was killed to find out what was oing on and to stop it Johnson County Sheriff Albert J Pat Murphy County Attor ney Jack White and Police Detec ive Oliver White all testified ear ier they had heard Lons say at the time of his arrest I stabbed Andy once in the front and once in the back On the witness stand Lons saic he started to doubt his wifes fi delity to him in 1946 but that his married life was happy until early in 1950 when it got so everything I said was wrong Lons said he tried to sell his cafe but his wife blocked the sale and he was sued for Court showed the suit never was prosecuted Lons said he had heard whis pers about his wife and Davelis 3n the night of Oct 11 he said ie received an anonymous tele shone call telling him that Mrs s was going to a tourist carnp vith money from the cash regis er Recognized Then the restaurant owner tes ified he and his brother George Baculis and two friends Edward oggenpohland Harold Elder fol owed the two in a car until Lons recognized Davelis Lons said he then told Poggen pohl to stop them The restaur ant owner said he got Mrs Lons surse and went down the street o a place where there porchlight and some people I saw Andy walking toward me and heard him say in Greek Ive had Viola before and Ill have her again Lons testified He said he could remember nothing more until almost an hour ater when he went to the police station to have Andy arrested for breaking up my home Navy Skyraiders Rip Hole in Enemy Dam to Thwart Chinese PROGRAM OFF London staid British Broadcasting companys p m jrogram The Twelve Dancing rincesses did not go on Tues day night Someone had mis slaced the recording the an nouncer confided About Most Married Man Is Divorced Again Cedar Rapids a m e s S Williams G4 who probably is the most married and divorced man in America is free to try again A divorce was granted Tuesday in district court to Mrs Laura N Martin Williams who said in her petition she married Williams last October in Kansas City She charged Williams with cruel and inhuman treatment The WEATHER Mason City Clear Wednesday night 4550 Thursday part ly cloudy with good drying weather High 75 Iowa Mostly fair Wednesday night and Thursday not much change in temperature Low Wednes day night 4550 northwest to 50 55 southeast High Thursday 75 80 Good drying weather through Thursday Further outlook Partly cloudy getting a little warmer on Friday with scatter ed showers or thunderstorms late Friday night and probably continuing into Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair Wednes day night and Thursday Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 4550 High Thursday 7075 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m May 2 Maximum 78 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 59 Precipitation 193 YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 36 Red Attempt to Cut River Depth Foiled Now Bridges Must Be Built By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo aeri al torpedoes won a battle of rivers from Chinese commu nists Wednesday as the big red offensive fizzled into mi nor skirmishes A torrent of water gushed through holes ripped in the Hwachon dam by U S Navy Skyraiders Tuesdays aerial attack cut short a red at tempt to lower water barriers in the path of their battered armies The communists had closed the sluice gates to lower the level of the Pukhan and Han rivers The water level dropped sharply making them easier to ford Use Torpedoes Torpedo planes from the car rier Princeton countered Tuesday with their first use of aerial tor pedoes in this war One of the danrs 18 floodgates was destroyed A10foot hole was ripped in another Now the reds will have to builc bridges to cross the river AIK their slowworking engineers wil be easy targets for United Nation General Van Fleet Hails Great Victory Korean Front Gen James A Van Fleet United Na tions ground commander said Wednesday the first phase of the communist springoffensive has ended in a great victory for the United Nations He made his comment after a fly in visit to 10th corps ad vance headquarters where he conferred with Lt Gen Edward M Almond corps commander Van Fleet said lie thought the Chinese would strike again He added He has the capa bility of hitting again as hard as before or harder However I am confident the results will be the same We have punished the com munist forces severely Van Fleet said artillery and planes which blasted he drive out of the 9dayold communist offensive The front was quiet again Wed nesday 75000 Casualties Ineffective red efforts Tuesday to find a soft spot in allied lines cost them 1205 menThat was the lightest toll of the offensive Nevertheless red casualties for the drive rose well above 75000 Communists mounted light probing attempts Wednesday be low the Hwachon dam in the cen ter of the peninsula These were blocked AP Correspondent Nate Polo wetzky said the reds were testing the UN lines along the Chunchon Hongchon axis a traditional inva sion route down the spiny center of the peninsula The reds also tried to punch through east of Hxvachon dam near Inje on the 38th parallel Allied artillery planes and infan try broke it up South North of 38 Koreans still operating about 20 miles north of 38 on the east coast broke up a probing at tack southwest of Kansong Reds were out of contact with allied forces on the western front north of Seoul Fifth air force planes rounding out their 125000th sortie of theKo rean war inflicted 500 casualties And the warplanes kept up a roundtheclock attack on com munist supply lines and concen trations Unprecedented numbers of red trucks still were rushing south as the communists shifted their weight from the west to the central front Mississippi Levees Holding on Iowa Side Muscatinc on the Iowa side still were holding Wed nesday but although the Missis sippi river had dropped a 10th of a foot the situation remained tense Occasional sandboils continued to develop necessitating emer gency action with sandbags STATUTI K f A AP Ypirephota KOREAN BATTLE FIZZLES TO MINOR SKIRMISHES was the picture in Korea Wednesday as the big red offensive fizzled into minor skirmishes A reds were out of contact with allied forces in the Seoul area B Heavy red concentrations of troops and supplies was noted in the Chunchon sector C The reds tried to punch through east of Hwachon dam near Inje but allied planes artillery and infantry broke up the effort D South Ko reans were operating about 20 miles north of parallel 38 Army to Investigate Medics After Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS iA reported shortage of military hospital facilities is being investi gatedby the army with hope of an agreement whereby military cases may be transferred to civilian hospitals The probe was started an army official in Los Angeles said Tues day night after disclosure of the death of an infantry private and a sergeants infant son Both had been denied immediate medical attention the army said The Armys investigation fol lowed the report from Chicago of a father smuggling his soldierson rom Ft Leonard Wood Mo after he soldier complained he was not letting proper medical treatment The army draftee Pvt Stanley Amborski 21 was reported im sroving from virus pneumonia qt he Great Lakes Naval hospital Not Refused At the same time the command ng general of Ft Leonard Wood aid a Kansas City soldier was not smuggled from the camp by 3 buddies last December and had not been refused medical treat ment The soldier Pvt William 3eUtt 23 is at an armed services lospital at Hot Springs Ark suf ering arthritis In Los Angeles Col Sidney F Dunn commandant of Ft Mac Arthur said that the trouble is hat military enlistments are in creasing while medical facilities are being cutback At Ft Leonard Wood Brig 3en Samuel D Sturgis Jr said Petitt was never denied medical reatment and he did not eave the fort without permission Pettits mother Mrs Harry W Detitt said in Kansas City Monday her son was smuggled from the camp as he was unable to walk She said 3 buddies took him out without a pass so he could get nedical treatment Held Pass Sturgis said Petitt had a class A pass which allowed him to eave the post on all normal off duty hours The general said one of Petitts buddies Pvt Jackie Dickey of Kansas City told him hat he and two other buddies pok Petitt to the Forts bus sta ion and Petitt and Dickey rode a us to Kansas City Dickey said 5etitt limped but was able to walk tary cases But were willing to do so any time the military wants to make the arrangements It takes us more than a year to get paid1 Sgt Ballenger said his 9months old son James LBallengeT died in his mothers arms last month 10 minutes before the family reached Oceanside He had taken the baby to the Fort MacArthur infirmary he said but was told to wait until a lineup of soldiers had been treated The childs ail ment latex was diagnosed as fluenza Ballenger said Dean Acheson Takes Heat Off ODwyer Washington e c r e t a r y Acheson said Wednesday he knew of no evidence that the senate crime committees criticism of Ambassador William ODwyer has lurt relations between the United States arid Mexico Acheson also told a news con erence in response to questions hat he had no plan to confer with ODwyer as a result of the com mittees year long investigation and report Loaded Question He said that if he thought vas any reason to remove an am bassador of course this would be aken up with the president Asked vhether such a step was planned on ODwyer Acheson said with a smile that he had no comment to Tiake on a loaded question like hat At the white house meanwhile Presidential Secretary Joseph Short told reporters he was un aware of any plan to recall ODwyer from his diplomatic post The crime committees report Tuesday that ODwyer as mayor of New York had contributed to the growth of organized crime touched off demands in congress that he either resign or clear him self Administration Defended At the same time Acheson said The army said in Los Angeles the administration carried out the hat it wants to know why PvtlWedenut recommendation on Arthur HrPiPhtnn 20 of Yi7nn Wlth one exception Arthur Creighton 20 of Yozoo City Miss was refused admit ancc at Los Angeles County Gen eral hospital last week He died nroutc to the navy hospital at Oceanside Cal 70 miles south he only major military medical nstallatton serving the Los An geles area Military regulations provide for reatment of servicemen at civilian lospitals with reimbursement by he army The army believes how vcr the hospitals dont know ibout it Cant Get Paid Dependents are not included in he regulations Arthur Wills county superin tendent of charities at Los Angeles General hospital said under nor mal conditions we dont take mill He told a news conference the exception was the creation of the military mission independent of the Korean forces instead of the organization of a Korean scout force with American officers as Lt Gen Albert C Wedemeyer recommended in a 1947 report GRANTS TO IOWANS Washington have received lowans grants to finance research in health problems They are Elery R Becker Iowa State college Ames 56000 Sidney W Fox Iowa State college Emil WUschi State University of Iowa and Charles ford State University of Iowa   

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