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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Doily Newspaper Edited far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI MIWSPAPIR TNAT MAKlS ALL NOftTM IOWANS NCIGHIOtS HOME EDITION LVII United Pro Full Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY ft 1951 Tlila Paper Consists Two Section One No 181 El Salvador Toll Reaches Thousands Pig Out Ruins of 11 Towns San Salvador El Salvador UP death toll from the wors earthquake in El Salvadors his tory soared into the thousands Tuesday as rescue parties du through ruins in 11 southeaster towns The defense ministry announ ced that the terrible earth shudde at p m Sunday brought 100 deathsin the destroyed towns o Jucuapa alone Martial Law Martial law was imposed upoi the population Monday night t prevent looting and establish emergency regulations for th handling of thousands of homeles families Severed communications line prevented a complete tabulation of bodies recovered so far Gov ernment and Red Cross relief par ties rushed food clothing anc medicines to the devastated area President Oscar Osorio visitei the stricken towns Monday with Archbishop Chavez L Gonzales They found Jucuapa completelj abandoned Towns Leveled The towns of Chinameca anc Jacuapa with a combined popula tion of 29000 were reported vir tually leveled Serious damag was reported from Usulutan Santa Elena Berlin El Triunfo Nueva Guadalupe San Buenaventura Mercedes Umana and Santiago de Maria Hundreds perished in a Jucuapa movie house crowded to capacity when the earthquakestruck Jai walls toppled in Chinamecaand number of convicts escaped Although located in a volcanic area El Salvador smallest of the 6 Central American republics has never before experienced such a severe earthquake Momn Pal of ODwyer Is Convicted New York J Moran longtime pal of former Mayor William ODwyer was convictec Tuesday of perjury in testifying beijbre the senatecrime committee1 The federal court jury deliber ated only one hour and 35 minutes before it returned its verdict to Federal Judge Charles A Dewey Moran was the first U S senate crime committee witness to be brought to trial here He can be sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined Charles City Cited for Safety Honors Des Moines Iowa de partment of public safety Tues day announced 26 Iowa cities will receive honor roll awards this month for going through 1950 without a single traffic fatality Cities free of fatal accidents in 1950 were Over 10000 population Anies Boone Charles City Iowa City Marshall town Muscatine New ton Oskaloosa From 5000 to 10000 Albia Chariton Clarinda Creston Fair field Indianola Knoxville Le Mars Marion Mt Pleasant Oel wein Perry Red Oak Shenan doah Storm Lake Washington Waverly and West Des Moines All About The WEATHER JHason City Partly cloudy and warm Tuesday night and Wed nesday Low Wednesday night 46 High Wednesday near 80 Iowa Partly cloudy and mild Tuesday night with low 47 to 54 Widely scattered thunder storms and rain showers in counties late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning Fresh southerly winds Wednes day with high 78 to 85 Further outlook Showers spreading eastward Wednesday night Thursday cloudy with showers Friday cloudy and cooler Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness scattered and mostly light showers north Tuesday night and in south and central por tions Wednesday Cooler Wed nesday and in northeast and extreme north portions Tues day night Low Tuesday night 35 to 42 north 44 to 50 south High Wednesday ranging from the 1 o w 50s near Lake Su perior to 60 to 70 south and west GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 68 Minimum 44 At 8 a m 59 TEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 37 MARY ASTOR Mary Astor Attempts Suicide Veteran Actress Condition Good Hollywood Mary Astor attempted Tuesday but her suicide early condition was described as good after hospital treatment police reported Police Officers R O Ernst and D R Gardner said they were called to her suburban Encino lome and found her unconscious on the floor of a bedroom The officers said sleeping pills were strewn about They listed the case as attempted suicide Successful Treatment The 45 year old actress was taken to Valley hospital where her stomach was pumped out and then xansferred to Culver City hospital for further treatment Police said Father William J Smith of St Cyrils Catholic church in Encino was called to the Astor residence but before going rito the house he summoned po ice Miss Astors husband Thomas Wheelock was not at home at the ime The officers said Miss Astor re cently had been in ill health and somewhat despondent The actress long career in both llent and talking movies started n 1921 Iri 1942 she won a supporting actress Oscar for her work in The Teat JLie Eloped With Doctor Her first marriage was to Ken neth Hawks in 1928 He was killed n a plane crash shortly afterward and in 1930 she eloped to Yuma Ariz and married Dr Franklin Thorpe It was during a divorce action and various court hearings involv ng the actress and Dr Thorpe in 936 that portions of Miss Astors diary which recorded her intimate houghts were made public After divorcing Dr Thorpe she married Manuel Del Campo Mex co City insurance salesman in 937 This marriage alsoended in divorce She had ason Anthony aul by her marriage to Del Campo and a daughter Marilyn ly Dr Thorpe She married her present hus lahd Wheelock a broker in 1945 Charles City Union Hears Emspak Talk Official Called Red by Congress By Staff Representative Charles City Julius Emspak secretarytreasurer of the Unitei Electrical Workers who has been branded a communist by a con gressional committee addressee members of the local union her Monday night A GlobeGazette reporter wb asked to hear the speech barred on the grounds that th meeting was open only to unior members and their families How ever the union also voted to ba the reporter after it was charged from the floor that the newspape would distort Emspaks speech There were a number of women and children in the audience Convicted Feb 26 According to press accounts which Emspak saysare lies hi was convicted of contempt of con gress Feb 26 for refusing to saj whether he had ever been a com munist His case still is being ap pealed he told the reporter Mon day night Emspak said afterward that hi speech covered the general eco nomic picture the unions opposi tion to the wage freeze the tax burden on workers price increase and big business domination o government The secretarytreasurer of the UE denied that his conviction in a federal court was based on his re fusal to say whether he had ever been a communist I was convicted on 68 counts Emspak said But if you saw Associated Press and United Press accounts of the conviction you havent got the story Emspak then explained that he answered the question have you ever been a communist by point ing out that he and other officers of the UE had signed noncom munist affadavits as required un der the TaftHartley law The reporter then showed Ems pak a copy of 100 Things You Should Know About Communism and Labor a report published by he house unAmerican activities committee and printed by the U S government printing office The pamphlet cites Emspak as an ex ample of a communist officer in Union What do you expect me to do sue congress Emspak asked Try to Wreck UE Emspak then charged that his conviction was a deliberate attemp to wreck the UE The newspapers are glad to print these reports he said John Cowles is a director of Gen eral Electric If he can wreck the UE thats all to the good It would take anhour for me to explain why Ive been convicted and then It wouldnt be printed anyway1 Cowles is publisher of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Amborski Failed to CoOperate Chicago Stanley J Lmborski 21 whose father him out of Ft Leonard Vood Mo without permission failed to fully cooperate with nedical personnel at the station n army board said Tuesday Amborski is a pneumonia pa ient at GreatLakes hospital vhere he was taken after his fa her John Amborski motored him 00 miles from the army camp A special 7man investigating oard found that the soldier was iven every opportunity to ob ain adequate medical attention lere bub at no time repotted bat he was suffering from res iratory difficulties Amborski is considered techni ally AWOL but a 5th army aokesman said no action would e taken in his case until he is eleased from the hospital Rule FBI Can Arrest Persons on Suspicion Pittsburgh U S 3rd circuit court of appeals has ruled the FBI can arrest persons on suspicion The decision may set a prece dent for the FBI and other law enforcers too in the fight to stamp out interstate crime The court in handing down the opinion Monday ruled the Pitts burgh FBI office acted legally in arresting Joseph W Bianco some 14 months ago An FBI agent ar rested Bianco at the airport here after he got off a plane from Bal timore The agent said he found lottery tickets and gambling gear in Biancos luggage Biancos lawyer argued no ar rest should have been made without a warrant 1OWANS ATTEND Tamaqua Pa of the Primitive Methodist church of Iowa were among several hundred delegates from 8 states to attend the 5day conclave of the churchs annual national conference which closed here Monday Regains Sight to See Wife First Time in 20 Years By MARMAN W NICHOLS Washington greatest irill Frank A Kennedy has had i 20 years was a good look at is wife Mary Anne Shes the pretty blond I rc nember he said She hasnt tianged a bit Frank a correspondent for 10 lorida newspapers has been lind for two decades Because of n accident he can see a little ow The miracle happcnta s ionth ago Mary Anne moved Franks bed foot or so from its usual posi on and forgot to tell him about In the middle of the night he woke and decided to turn down he gas heat in their modest row ouse Misjudging distance he his noggin on the dres cr I used to box a little the 56 earold newsman said Jack Dempscy couldnt have hit me ardcr The next morning he had a terrific headache but once he got what appeared to be flashes of light Right away he thought in terms of a concussion He called his doctor who discovered that the cataract which for long has blocked the vision of his right eye he has been blind in the left one since the age of 15 had been dislocated by the impact A few days later Frank a fa miliar figure on capitol hill with his white cane suddenly looked down and discovered his hands He could see That Saturday night Kennedy to celebrate invited in a few friends for poker By holding the cards a few inches from his new eye he could read the figures and tell a heart from a diamond I was so happy about it he said that I went hogwild I drew to inside straights and flushes It was expensive but I didnt care Kennedy lost 85 cents that night AP WIrcphoto MOTHER GREETS HERO Master Sergeant Ernest Kouma wraps an arm around his mother Mrs Joseph Kouma as the Dwight Nebr woman met her son at the Omaha airport Monday Kouma only living Medal Honor soldier from the Korean campaign stopped in Omaha enroute from Tokyo to Washington to receive the medal Truman Attacks Macs Go It Alone Policy By ERNEST B VACCARO Washington Tru man sought to convince his coun trymen Monday night that Gen Douglas MacArthurs Korean war proposals might provoke another World and death blow atomic attacks on Americas great cities Tuesday he observes his 67th birthday and the 6th anniversary of his proclamation of victory over nazi Germany awaiting re action to his declaration that vic tory can be won in Korea The first comment from republican senators was to the effect theyll have to be shown Mr Truman took a persona band in the administration drive to rally public support for his course with a foreign policj speech to some 800 civilian de fense workers here Monday night Sees Death Blow He declared that to expand the Korean war as the general he ousted proposes would bring the real possibility of Russia launch Ing death blow atomic attacks on New York Cleveland Chicago Seattle Los Angeles and Wash ngton and other cities On the other hand he said the Iree nations have stopped the narch of communism in Asia and dealt a heavy blow to the krem in conspiracy all over the world y their fight in Korea Remember this Mr Truman said if we do have another World var it will be an atomic war We ould expect many atomic bombs o be dropped on American cities And a single one of them could ause many times more casualties han we have suffered in all the ighting in Korea I do not want to be responsible or bringing that about Mr Truman did not refer by name to MacArthur who has ad ocated air action against Man huria a naval blockade and use f Chinese nationalist troops on ormosa against the Chinese reds G O F the Target Supporters of MacArthur nostly were he targets of this assertion We are right in the midst of big debate on foreign policy A ot of people are looking at this ebate as if it were just a political ight But the stakes are a lot moreimportant than the outcome f an election The thing that is at take in this debate may be atomic ar Our foreign policy is not a po itical issuel It is a matter of life nd death It is a matter of the fu ure of mankind For the United States to go it lone in Asia he said could vreck the whole free world secur ty system including the United Nations and the North Atlantic pact MacArthur in his senate testi mony last week called for an ulti matum to red to alk peace or suffer military action vithirt her own borders He said he United States should be wili ng to go it alone if the other Jnited Nations held back Inflict Heavy Losses on Enemy in Korea Is USAim Marshall Shorb to Appeal His Firing Boonc ff Alter the Boone school board Monday night de clined to reconsider its decision against renewing his contract Robert F Shorb said Tuesday he plans to appeal Shorb a vocational agriculture instructor said he would appeal first to the county superintendent and then to the state superinten dent if necessary The reaffirmation of the boards previous decision came as the climax of a stormy twohour pub lic meeting attended by an esti mated 350 persons in the high school study hall Shorb 33 contends that the school board terminated his em ployment because he sent his 7 yearold son Michael to a Cath olic parochial school rather than to the public school Richard Jordan one of Shorbs two attorneys opened the meet that the Shorb SAME It lack lag mcana truffle death past SI hours In Allies in Cautious Advance By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops Tues day pushed cautiously north a both ends of the 100mile Korea front for the second successiv day Patrols hunted in the vacuum between these points for vanish ing red troops Far north of th theoretical battle line pilots re ported new communist buildup in red Korea Withdrawing and reorganizin Chinese and North Korean red were reported angry because thej didnt get Russian tanks anc planes to sinew their spring of fensive Limited Drive The current limited offensive in the hands of UN troops From west to east front line dispatche gave this picture of Tuesdays skirmishing At the extreme west where no action has been reported for weeks UN forces on the Kimpo peninsula northwest ofSeoul en gaged in a mortar duel reds South Koreans making the west ern advance reached points 17 miles northwest of Seoul on the east bank of the Han river Ar nored patrols fanning out from Uijonbu stabbed to points 20 miles iorth of Seoul Across the rest of the western and central sectors AP Corres sondent John Randolph reported there is no formal front line In stead there is a wide shelf of no mans land of varying width In his belt Chinese and United Na tions patrols roamed back and forth Column Unopposed For the second successive day an armored column rumbled un opposed into the hub city of Chun chon 45 miles northeast of Seoul Patrols jabbed north into red de fenses but elsewhere found no communists South Koreans fighting above the 38th parallel battled a com munist battalion east of Inje Northwest of this redheld city airmen reported a considerable build up of red troops Fifth air force warplanes flew 500 sorties sometimes through heavy ground fire Lt Gen James A Van Fleet eighth army commander visited the western front to award the U S presidential unit citation to the heroic British Gloucestershire regiment ing with a statement board was depriving of practicing his religion the way his conscience dictates it shoulc be Teacher Questioned Jordan and Robert Mahoney Shorbs other counsel questioned the teacher about the April 9 schoolboard meeting at whicl his contract was discussed Shorb said one board member Don Kruse implied that he coulc give his boy religious training on Saturday Shorb related that A V Doran board president said that in hi opinion it was not right that thi thing should be and as long a he was president he would se that it would follow me if I at tempted to get a position some where else Mahoney asked Shorb if th board said anything last yea about Shorb living in Ames and teaching in Boone The teache replied they the board said nothing about Shorb said that Willard Mc Cartney another board member iold him before the April 9 meet ing that his keeping his boy in a parochial school would no stand him in very good stead ivhen the question of his contrac1 came up Mahoney drew loud applause from the crowd when he ques ioned the board as to why 5horb is denied the right to ed acate his child as the constitution guarantees that right Both Mahoney and Jordan cited he American heritage of free dom of expression and religion as uaranteed by the 14th amend ment of the U S constitution An Agreement In the audience were members f the Boone Junior Chamber of Commerce who expressed again a resolution adopted by the group on April 30 asking the board to its action School board members contend here is no religious prejudice in he case A gentlemens agreement exists among the school board Effort Made to Keep in Service San Francisco Gen Albert C Wedcmeyer kept silent Tuesday on his request for retire ment but indications were that the army will ask him to recon sider Wedcmeyer 56 whose contro versial report on Korea was made public last week 3 years after it was written submitted his appli cation for retirement Monday He has been commander of the 6th army here since 1949 Although officials would not be quoted it was believed that top army brass was trying to get him to withdraw the application and remain in the service system may not be re if their children attend chool ained larochial schools rather than schools Shorb a veteran of 4 years ervice in World war II and his vife both of whom are Catholics lave 3 children and are expect ng a 4th He is a graduate of owa State college and came to each here in 1949 Shorb requested the hearing be ore the board in a registered nail letter dated April 28 Under owa law he has the right to re uest a hearing when his em Washington Marshall said Tuesday the United Nations aim to win the Korean war by inflicting terrific casualties on the Chinese communists breaking their morale and destroying their trained armies The defense secretary gave that answer to senators pressinghim as to what foreseeable end the administra tions Korean war policies promise He was at the capital for the second day defending those poli cies against the bitter attack made by Gen Douglas MacArthur deposed far eastern commander who contends they offer nothing but a bloody stalemate What 1urposc Marshall told the senators too that he is disturbed about the possible effect on United Nations men in Korea of statements from their commander MacArthur which accentuate the casualties hat they are suffering and in ef fect that it is without justified purpose We should find some way Vlarshall said of proceeding with his investigation that does not destroy us in the field by serious reaction in the way of morale Marshall said the administra tions plan for Korea has been to inflict the greatest number of casualties we could in order to jreak down not only the morale but the trained fabric of the Chi nese armies At tins point the censor deleted 50 words from the public version of Marshalls testimony Then the secretary of defense continued That is inflict terrific casual ies on the Chinese communisl orces If we break the morale of theii armies but more particularly il we destroy their best trainee armies as we have been in the process of doing there it seems to me you develop the best probabil ity of reaching a satisfactory ne gotiatory basis with those Chines communist forces without gettin ourselves into what we thin would be a great hazard towar developing a much enlarge struggle with consequently large casualties or a complete Worl war Enemy May Talk The reference to negotiator basis indicated that Marshall and the joint chiefs of staff hope tha if sufficient losses are inflicted the enemy will withdraw and talk peace terms Marshall said the course he had outlined would retain our allies bring them to more satisfactorj reactions before the United Na ions as their confidence in our eadership in this delicate mattei s increased and generally im Diove the situation Earlier Marshall had testified hat United Nations troops in Korea are barred from approach ng within 15 miles of the Russian border He said also that MacArthur lad been ordered to confine his iperations to Korea and under 10 circumstances to carry out op rations beyond the border of Corea into Chinese Manchuria There is every indication these rders have not been changed and till restrict the operations of Lt en Matthew B Kidgway Mac Arthurs successor as Pacific com mander However Marshall said there vas a modification in the re trictions in the event that our orces were attacked outside of the efect that he Mac Arthur was authorized to relali le Marshall said there was one modification MacArthur had uthority to retaliate with bomb ng if his forces were attacked out de Korea Apply Now These same restrictions presum bly apply also to Lt Gen Mat lew Ridgway successor to Mac Vrthur as Pacific commander Marshall differed sharply with tacArthur as to what the Rus ans might do and wore capable f doing in the Korea area MacArthur said he didnt believe 10 Russians would come in or ould for lack of transport throw i a decisive weight if they did Wircpholo Baxter 62 actor and original Cisco Kid of the movies died at his Beverly Hills Cal horns Mon day night after a longillness Bronchial pneumonia set In re cently and hastened his death or a buildup of red Chinas air orces Marshall depicted Korea too as only one point in a global struggle vith communism in which ad ministration strategy has been to xing to bear whatever has been necessary inmoney and manpow 2r to curb the aggressor while trying in every possible way to avoid a 3rd world war Korea MafshalH said is not the first tiifieTthere have been complaints of a stalemate and it is not the first time therelhave been demands for a quick arid de cisive decision He recalled to them the Berlin blockade which lasted 15 months whereas Korea has been going on for 10 months Alluding to the Berlin blockade Marshall said There were those who wanted o end this situation by smashing through the Russian blockade even though this might have pre cipitated a war at that time We efused to take that risk as long as there were other means of ac complishing our ends and I at that ime was secretary of state Berlin No Stalemate Saying the Berlin airlift finally elieved the blockade without war Vtarshall remarked There were times when the ight for Berlin also looked liked stalemate but we kept ourheads nd persevered and in the end von a notable victory Marshall also testified Tuesday rial if there was absolute cer ainty Russia would not enter the Korean war hewould favor Gen Douglas MacArthurs plan of ombing Chinese Manchurian sup ly bases loymcnt is terminated by the But Marshall said Russia has considerable force in the area oard Shorbs attorneys said they will arry on the fight They have 30 ays in which to appeal the de ision to the county superinten ent of schools School board members are Doran an attorney Kruse a lothier McCartney service sta ion operator Clyde Jay city po ceman and Mrs Ned Sutton ousewife rincipal The transcript of his testimony did not make it clear here whether he was speaking of planes or troops Allied Victory Over Germany 6 Years Ago By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Western eyes on defense preparations against an other World scant at tention Tuesday to celebrations marking victory over Germany 6 years ago Eastern Europeans duti fully trumpeted the day as a great victory anniversary of the red army Gen Dwight D Eisenhower western allies supreme command er in World war II inspected Bel gian military airfields in a chilling rain The man who received Ger manys unconditional surrender in Reims France May 8 1945 went quietly about his business of shor ing up Europes defenses against the towering military giant Rus sia a former ally or both And Marshall testified In east Germany soviet zone communists gathered for a cere that mony at the red armys memorial IGUt there is a very rcnl possibility jpark in Treptow Speakers eulo of soviet intervention in the Ko rean war Few to Deride nd former school Like othcr mattos ina lormer scnooi tin gizcd the red army as the saviour of Europe American attention was cen tercd on a hish policy debate on ins to the soviet government he how to defeat communist forces in said the decision is of a few men iKorea and meet red aggression WILL CALL 500 DCS Moiiies more lan 500 men will be called for nilitary service in June the state elective service headquarters said Monday An early estimate of bout 800 given last week proved o be too high selective service fficials said and can be an instant decision whenever they choose to make it They may make it without any reference to a specific event and anywhere it showed SIOUX C1TYAN ESCAPES Wesley Maine again they may find themselves i ing his F84 jet fighter in a field imperiled as they feel it in their First Lt Thomas E Green of the 132nd fighterinterceptor wing at Dow air force base Bangor es fulurc development of communism in the world and therefore take action to reduce that peril Marshall said the soviet had furnished continuously planes capcd Tuesday with nothing than a shaking up His home is in Sioux City Iowa   

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