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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Ntwspoper Edited far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI THAT MAKIS ALL NOftTH IOWANS NtlGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL Auoclated Prw United Full Five CenU a Copy MASON C1TV IOWA SATURDAY MAY 5 1951 Paper Consists of Two One No lit Meet Blow in Korea or Be Destroyed Mac Washington Douglas MacArthur said Satur day communisms armed attack on the free world already is underway and if you dont meet it in Korea you are doomed to destruction s Arguing that a surprise atomic blow may well be deci sive in a later phase MacArthur testified he believes the only way to prevent such an attack by the Soviet Union or any other potential enemy is to bring this war in Korea to a successful end The generaladvanced these con tentions in an exchange with Sen McMahon DConn at senate hearings on his removal as far eastern commander Speed MacArthur urged speed in U S preparedness because ofthe maverick running loose in the world BUt he said the plans he has proposed for beating red China and bringing the Korean war to an end could be carried out with the strength this country now has All that is needed MacArthur said is to release the power we now possess McMahon who is chairman the congressional atomic commit tee suggested it might be wise for this country to put itself in po sition where it can avoid this final decisive atomic blow be fore risking any move which might bring war with Russia MacArthur argued that if Rus lia felt our weakness was so great and their military poten tial was sufficient it might per luade the Soviets to attack Already Started He told McMahon I believe this senator That the initiatory action of your potential enemy is already underway I believeif you dont meet it in Korea you are doomed to destruction I believe it is already started and if you let it grow and increase by the enemy you will get engulfed As far as the initial stage of an attack is concerned you must understand that our own pre paredness atomic preparedness is far in excess of that of the po tential enemy at the present time Within hours after he launched we could counterattack Every dis astrous and gloomy prophecy that you have made you can multiply against the enemy And MacArthur said he be lieves that the evidence of weak ness that we might show if we accept this unconscion able continuation of slaughter with no definite mission at the will produce the very effect which you would of all others probably be most anxious to avoid MacArthur told the senators that if this country fails to stop red aggression in the far east it will be an incitation to Russia to attack in another area of the world McMahon had just made the comment that the armaments race with Russia would intensify rather than minimize in the event of the total success of MacArthurs pro gram in China I disagree with you 100 pei cent said MacArthur He added I believe it would act as the greatest possible deterrent upon the enemy if we were successful in stopping this predatory attack in the far east I believe if we do not do it it would be an incitation to him to attack another area No Reduction McMahon asked MacArthur if he thought the level of U S arms could be reduced if we are suc cessful in your program in China I have never even hinted it Senator MacArthur told him And so the arms race would go on General wouldnt it asked McMahon MacArthur said he didnt know what McMahon meant by an arms race The senator said he meant staying ahead adding that even if MacArthurs program succeeded this country would have to keep up its arms expendi tures just as long as the military potential of the Soviet Union and the stockpile of atomic weapons grows and grows and grows You would in any event Sena tor MacArthur replied If you imply in your statement which I read into it that if we yield in the far east that we will not be obliged to take preparedness measures I disagree with you 100 per cent Seemingly as fresh as when he started MacArthur was back be fore two senate committees for the 3rd day battling for his proposals on how to fight the Korean war Some of MacArthurs testimony has amounted to an attack on President Truman but the white house declined to make a reply at this time At a news conference Presi dential Secretary Joseph Short re plied with a no comment to all questions dealing with the hear ing One was a request for reac tion to MacArthurs brushing off as tommyrot President Trumans statement that the general had re fused for a time to permit free op eration of the central intelligence agency at his Tokyo headquarters No Sinews MacArthur said the United is rather inadequately pre pared now he assumes since he never received the needed sin ews to wind up the Korean war He added Asthat is the only place in the world we are fighting if we are not able to supply it there I as sume that deficiencies exist I dont believe there is any thing that you could do that would accelerate the tempo of possible war with the soviet than to show weakness in the far east today The deposed Pacific commander declared it would take only a rel atively small fraction of the to tal U S manpower goal of 000 to carry out his proposal cam paign in Asia Pleads for Abolition of War Washington Douglas MacArthur pleaded Saturday for worldwide abolition of war and said time is running out on us The 5star general told the sen ate armed services and foreign relations committees of the terri ble devastation the atomic bomb wrought in Hiroshima and Naga saki and added I said at the end of the World war the second World war that we have had our last chance and I believe it firmly I believe that 99 per cent of the people of the world believe that Senator Moody told reporters MacArthurs statement was one of the most moving ap peals he ever heard The Fundamentals Senator Tobey RN H also described it as a most moving statement going to the real fun damentals of the worlds future Senator McMahon DConn brought out MacArthurs views by asking whether the general had any hope for us in finding the formula which will settle the whole matter MacArthur replied It is the abolition of war It takes long decades of course Before that could be accomplished ut you have to make as start There is no halfway substitute The general said the sooner we ackle that basic awing better I believe that that should be done he declared There was great evidence of hat in Japan Recalls Atom Bombing You spoke of Hiroshima Nagasaki and So the Japanese people more than any other people in the world understand what an atomic warfare means It wasnt academic with them They counted their dead and they buried them They of their own volition OTpte into their constitution a pro vision outlawing war When their prime minister came to me Mr Shidehara and said I have long contemplated and believed and he was a very vise old died hat the only solution to this problem is to do away with war LABOR NAMES DIRECTOR Des Moines E Cos grove has been named director of education and research for the Iowa State Federation of Labor A A Couch state president has announced AP wircphoto MINNESOTAN ACCUSED OP IOWA BANK ROBBERY Emil Wiese Elbow Lake Minn under goes questioning Saturday about Tuesdays shot gun holdup of the Dallas county savings bank of Minburn Iowa Sheriff Ernest Craig of Erie Kans left said Wiese admitted the robbery and had in his posses sion when arrested in Erie Thursday night Wiese has been charged with violating the federal bank robbery statute Says Meat Industry Out to Kill Controls By ROBERT F LOFTUS United Press Staff Correspondent Washington quit pussyfooting Were here to kill price controls on beef Thats the way the whole meat industry feels about Price Controller Michael V DiSalles beef ceiling order ac ording to Arkansas Meat Packer Chris Finkbinder Finkbinder a director of the National Independent Meat Packers association and owner of a packing plant in Little Rock told newsmen and a group of his fellow packers that the public can have beef or price not both Sees Black Market If controls stay on he said beef will go into the black market and he public will go hungry for it f they are lifted he added there will be plenty of beefsteak But we cant give you any damn in surance that prices wont go up The young packer a 6foot 200 sounder whose associates call him The Cisco Kid because of the lighheeled boots and 10gallon lat he wears on all occasions all but broke up news conference with his pronouncement Stop Tinkering Interrupting a prepared state ment by the associations Wash ngton executives Finkbinder threw his cowboy hat on the table andannounced that the best thing 3iSalle can do is to stop tinkering vith the price of beef and every hing else If Im out of line stop me he shouted at his fellowdirectors They smiled feebly and let him alk Were here for one reason and one reason alone he went on Thats to get controls off the meat ndustry I dont know a thing about All About The WEATHER Mason City Mostly cloudy through Sunday with occasional liglit showers Saturday night Low Saturday night 37 High Sunday 54 Iowa Mostly cloudy and cool Sat urday night with low of 3646 Sunday mostly cloudy and con tinued cool with high of 5262 Some showers in central and east Iowa Saturday night and Sunday Further outlook Clear ing and cool Sunday night with early morning temperatures 38 42 Monday fair and warmer Minnesota Light rain south and snow mixed with rain northeast other industries he added but f theyre anything like the meat Business then DiSalle had better eave them alone Grower Strike He predicted that cattle growers vould call a sitdown strike and vithhold beef from the market if DiSalle persists in his order vhich would roll back beef prices iy 9 to 10 cents a pound between now and Oct 1 Finkbinder said one reason for the present high price of beef is that the public has more money and a bigger appetite for steak than ever before He suggested selfcontrol instead of price con trol as one solution CIO Meat Packers Reach Agreement threat of a strike Sunday in the packing in dustry was lifted Saturday The C I 0 PackinghouseWork ers union announced it has post poned a strike deadline originally set for May 6 to May 20 Friday the A F L Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of America took similar action The two unions had threatened a strike in the event federal au thorities turn down a tentative contract with packers calling for an 11 cent hourly wage increase Eric Johnston the government tabilization director has refused to approve the contract on the ground that it would break the line of federal wage freeze policy However he has announced that the situation will be laid before the recently reconstituted wage board when it meets next week The proposed wage hike would affect 220000 C I O and A F L Packing Industry Workers portion ending Saturday eve ning Mostly cloudy and con tinued cool Saturday night be coming partly cloudy Sunday Low Saturday night 2833 north Slap Controls on Building Washington govern ment Friday slapped building con trols on Luxury lings costing over on big apartment houses major fac tories and public buildings The national production author ity decreed that these structures may not be started without its specific approval effective at once Industrial structures and pub lic projects fall under NPAs con trol when more than 25 tons Yank Infantry Prowls for Retreating Enemy Syrians Again Hit at Israeli Israel Syrian Frontier Syrian forces launched a new at tack Saturday against a command ing Israeli position on the north ern shore of the Sea of Galilee Supported by artillery and mor tars the Syrians assaulted the im portant height of Tel Al Mutcila in the demilitarized zone inside Is raeli territory Casualties Heavy An Israeli army spokesman in Tel Aviv said Israeli forces re pulsed the attack after an 80min ute battle and inflicted heavy cas ualties He said the assault was in further disregard of the ceasefire agreement reached by the two na tions Friday through United Na tions efforts The Israeli spokesman said Syriaii troops were consolidating and fortifying their positions in side the demilitarized zone fhe Syrian assault on the height overlooking the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee Lake Tiberias was the 18th in the last 3 days The hill is the highest point in the area Scores of bodies of Syrian dead littered the battle area Saturday morning The explosion of heavy artillery and mortar fire shattered the pastoral quiet of rural lower area United Nations observers were expected to reach the fighting zone Saturday Planes Fly Over Israeli sources said 3 Syrian air orce planes flew over the battle area Saturday morning but did not drop bombs The ceasefire agreement halted fighting Friday only briefly I was shattered Friday night by heavy artillery and mortar fire across a wide sector of the de militarized zone a buffer area be tween Israel and Syria set tip in the armistice which ended the Pal estine war in 1948 Each side claimed the other vio lated the ceasefire agreement by attacking in the demilitarized zone north of the Sea of Galilee Each claimed also to have beaten back the attacks and to have inflicted heavy casualties Returning Yanks Given Welcome Seattle fP Americas first army fighting men to return from Korea on rotation came home Sat were given a blowoffthelid reception by a grateful people From the time the big gray U S navy transport the General Leroy Eltinge poked her nose under sunny skies into the en trance of Elliott bay the din com menced Sirens and whistles blew Jet planes and bombers screamed overhead Fireboats cascaded gal lons of sprny and scores of small boats darted like doodlebugs around the slowmoving troop ship A 19gun salute boomed the ar rival As high military and civic dig nitaries headed by Secretary of the Army Frank Pace Jr looked on the pier became a scene of joyful reunions Scores of rela tives from farflung parts of the country came here to meet their Iowa Labor in 4Day Meeting Cedar Rapids U S undersecretary of labor and Iowas governor will headline the speak ing programs next week as 400 to 500 delegates gather in Cedar Rapids for a 4day convention of the Iowa State Federation of La bor Scheduled to open Tuesday at 10 a m and run through Friday morning the 56th annual conclave will be headquartered in the Roosevelt hotel Undersecretary of Labor Michael J Calvin will be one of the top speakers to address this years assembly He will speak on open ing day Gov Beardsley is scheduled to appear as other government and labor officials address the conven ion at various times during the 4 days Business sessions ban quets entertainment and a dance will round out the schedule TIME FOR DEFENSE Ccntcrvillc fP Members of he Seventh Day Adventist church icre are giving up Wednesday arayer meetings to devote the ime to preparedness in case of war and invasion DR RALPH E SMILEY Smiley Named President of Health Group DCS Moines Ralph E Smiley of Mason City Friday was elected president of the Iowa Tu berculosis and Health association at the conclusion of its 36th annual meeting here Other officers are Mrs Harold Ertl Fort Dodge first vice pres ident C R Cronk Bloomfield second vice president E E Bloom Muscaline secretary and William Kane DCS Moines treasurer Elected to the executive com mittee for a 3ycar term were Mrs John Conrad of Spencer and Mrs C R Schoby of Algona Twenty directorsatlarge to serve on the associations 119membei board also were elected Five of these who arc new on the board are Marshall Town send Ames David Liddle De Moines Arthur Larson Ottum wa Mrs C J Lohmann Burling ton and Dr John C Parsons Des Moines The Iowa Heart association elected Dr John C Parsons of Des Moines as president Othei officers L E January Iowa City presidentelect A F Brennan Marshalltown vicepresident M A Thielbert Burlington secre tary Albert J Robinson Des Moines treasurer Board members of the Hear association elected Friday were Dr W B Bean Iowa City Dr H W Rathe Waverly Dr Horace M Korns Iowa City Dr Ralph E Smiley Mason City N F Cros by West Des Moines and Dr E B Floersch Council Bluffs Health Group Plans to Buy XRay Units DCS Moines ff The Iowa Tuberculosis and Health associa tion plans to purchase two new mobile Xray units to travel around the state making chest Xrays Money for purchasing the units costing an estimated total of would come from funds obtained in Christmas seal cam paigns The decision was taken by the associations board of directors during a business meeting here Friday The organization now operates wo such mobile units which have 3eCn operating in the counties having the highest rate of tuber culosis The associations board also voted to continue its cooperative program with the Iowa Heart association for another year The two groups have been meeting jointly and sharing technical leadership UN Tank Forces Spar for Opening By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo United Nations tank infantry columns clanked into the Korean nomansland on the hunt for with drawing red forces This isnt a general advance said a spokesman at U S 8th army headquarters but were sparring for an open ing The armored columnsstruck ahead on the western front for the 4th consecutive day The reds had pulled back on the central front They withdrew on a smaller scale on the western front The red spring drive that began April 22 had wilted in its first stage Now the UN army wai taking up slack in the lines i Except for the British Glouces I I nil torshire battalion which was bad I I ly mauled no allied units suffered severely in the red drive that wai stopper just short of Seoul 70000 Casualties The Chinese and red Korean forces suffered heavily however Lt Gen James A Van Fleet 8th army commander estimated he number of red casualties in Claim Britain Turned Down Call Ike Asked for More Divisions rc fron By HAROLD GUARD London has jcctcd repeated requests len Dwight D Eisenhower for a larger contribution to his Atlanti jact army informed sources said Saturday Eisenhower was understood ti lave addressed several appeals ti on to raise more than the I divisions already promised to en courage greater efforts by othe European members of the pact Britains reply informants said was a categorical rejection British plans call for sending divisions to Eisenhowers com mand on the continent and build ing a reserve of approximately 1 territorial national guard divi sions in the United Kingdom Eisenhower was said to bclicv that the reserve divisions coul not be ready for action in les than two to three months Thi he felt would add nothing to th deterrent strength of his presen small forces Informed sources said Eisen hower estimated at the end of hi European tour in January that h could count on only about 13 di visions for his continental defens force He was said to have made sev era appeals to all European mem aers of the Atlantic treaty familj or greater manpower contribu ions Ho also asked Holland t ncrease its routine military call up Dissatisfaction also is reportec o have been voiced in Washing on over the inadequate contri jutions of Belgium Holland anc Denmark Belgium was believed to have been criticized also fo permitting strategic materials ti reach Russia Watermelon Sent to Doomed Girl Sidney Jfebr water melon requested by a dying 8 year old girl was on its way to her Sat urday from Utah Gwendolyn Reiners is dying o in incurable bone disease She has begged her mother and ather to get her some watermelon hnve told the girls par nts that she has only a shor ime to live LARSOX TO CHECK Des Moines Gen eral Robert L Larson says he wil isit county attorneys and law en orcement officers this summer tc check front line morale in hi antigambling drive 3438 south High Sunday 50 north 5055 south steel arc used This extends the governments construction regula GlobeGazette weather statistics Tor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday May 5 Maximum 62 Minimum 40 At 8 a m 50 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 63 45tions over such projects as Schools churches hospitals highways bridges water and sewer systems pipe lines public utility nnd railroad construction Newspaper plants and radio and television broadcasting buildings previously exempted from the re straints imposed in January on all commercial building construc tion now will require NPA au thorization regardless of the steel tonnage used SAME mmm traffic past 21 hours death In WARM UP FOR first contestants to arrive in Mason City Satur day morning for the all day state high school music contest for large groups was the Forest City band Here several players from the band are shown warming up for their event in the class B section Seated is Glen Kao with his clarinet Standing from left are Archie Sampson trumpet Melva Dalton cornet Leonard Lackore baritone and June Buckley trombone Some 2000 musicians from class A and class B schools were participating in the contest he bogged spring drive at about 70000 A daily compilation of UN iir and ground forces communique oils placed the enemy dead and wounded at around 50000 Eighth army staff officers re ported heavy red troop move ments in rear areas Field reports Saturday listed 21000 men and 500 horses north or Chunchon on the central front Presence of mine fields on the western front north of Seoul also ndicated the reds were planning another drive One American officer said the Chinese always lay acres of mine tields to screen an area in which they are massing for attack Watch AP Correspondent Robert Eun son at 8th army headquarters re ported the general belief is that the next red shove wont come immediately When is does army sources said it will be in the form of pressure on Seoul Eunson said most military men believe the reds will need more armor than they have displayed up to the present to sweep around behind UN forces defending Seoul Chinese reds offered no fight as the UN line was pushed for ward northeast of Seoul in the region of the Pukhan liver Farther east of Seoul in the peninsulas mountainous heart some red forces still were with drawing north of Chunchon out of range of allied artillery It was on this front 45 miles northeast of Seoul that the reds mve been expected to open the second round after losing the first aimed primarily at Seoul tself Patrols Strong Strong UN patrols ranged north nlo a nomansland searching for They found about 7000 north vest of Seoul Friday and fought hem until nightfall Then the pa rols withdrew Allied tanks rumbled the 11 miles north of Seoul into the highway junction oi Uijongbu against negligible resistance Ap aarently the allies could have Jijongbu if they wanted it The anks pulled back after looking around North of Kapyong 32 miles northeast of Seoul B26 light bombers attacked a concentration f reds But north of Chunchon 3 miles farther northeast a red olumn which included 500 horses vas spotted in a withdrawal Battalion Attacked Seventyfive miles northeast of ieoul where the allied line curves cross the 38th parallel into North Corea UN elements attacked a battalion east of Inje Overall the ground action Fri lay was so limited in nature that he 8th army claim of casualties nflictcd on the reds totalled only 55 The communist task of getting upplies and reinforcements for esumption of the offensive was fadc difficult by allied air blows The far east air force said Sat rday that its planes during a 5 ay period up to Friday destroyed r damaged 1200 railroad cars 34 ocomotivcs 1100 motor vehicles nd fiOOO storage and barracks uildings Music Contest Results Given First results of the Iowa state lusic contest in Mason City Sat rriny were as follows Class B girls glee El ora New Hampton Hampton agle drove Iowa Falls II Wau kon Osage Clear Lake Forest City Britt Events for class B schools con tinued throughout the afternoon Class A events were scheduled to begin at 6 p m
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