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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                lows Doily Newspaper far NClTYGLOBECAZETTE THI NIWSPAMI THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVM Atsoclited fntM United Full Another A Weapon Is Tested Third Explosion Rocks Island By JACK BURBY Honolulu T M atomic weapon was successful tested by the United States at th Pacific proving grounds on Eniwe tok atoll according to Rep Henr M Jackson DWash Jackson made the announcemen Friday when he stopped here en route to the U S from the testin grounds where he served as a con gressional observer He said h would elaborate on his statemen when he reached Seattle Saturdaj It was the 3rd atomic test bias to rock the remote island are since the end of World war II Jackson declined comment as the type of weapon tested or th exact date of the operation A Climax However it was assumed th tests were climaxed this week probably between Monday anc Wednesday since itwas unlikelj that he would remain on at Eniwe tok after the operation was com pleted Thecongressmans statemen was the first disclosure that the weapons had been fired although it had been announced previously that tests were to take place thi Spring Jackson in an exclusive inter view at Waikiki Beach where he rested between planes said You may say I attended an atomic weapons test at Eniwetok atoll Anything else will have to be speculation Smaller Bomb There had been much talk as to the type of atomic weapon or weapons which would be exploded on tlie tiny atoll including a stockpile Abomb of new and impioved type an artillery she fashioned with an atomic warheac and a smaller Abomb designed for delivery by fast air force at tack bombers There was some mention even that the hydrogen bomb might be tested However there was no in dication that the current tests in volved the superweapon One purpose of the Eniwetok tests is known to be to obtain more information about1 what atomic explosions do to structures of all bomb shelters A target city was erect ed for that purpose Five Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATUKDAY MAY 12 1951 ThlJ Pajxr Consist of Two One 119 Soviet Union May Step In Marshall Mar shall said Saturday he operates on the assumption Russia may ste into the aggression at mo ment in western Europe At the same time Marshall re peated to the senate armed serv ices and foreign relations com mittee that he feels the risk of pro voking Russia to war in the fa east is greater than is the dange1 in Europe Senator Cain RWash asked Marshall to state his fundamen tal reasons for assuming that an aggression will not take place in western Europe until we are bet ter prepared to meet it while seemingly you believe that Russia will enter the Korean conflict if we bomb and destroy military in stallations possessed by the red Chinese Cain said he was asking tht question because it has seemec apparent to me for some time tha Russia could presently today de feat any forces which might be opposed to her in western Eur ope Marshall replied In regard to western Europe first I go on the basis myself that Russia may step into the aggres sion at any moment Also that that is no argumen that we do not do our best to pre pare for it even though it may take two or three years In other words we dont si Impotent and say Russia can ac at any time and therefore we do nothing That is the sense of the European situation and those ar guments came up in connection with the rearmament proposals Marshall said reports received by this country indicate a con tinuous soviet buildup by rear rangement of her troops in Europe and by increasing her strength in the far east AP wircphoto MARINES TAKE A BREAK WITH the moment the war with the Chinese commu nists in Korea two leathernecks relax with their mascot Head Space Marines are Cpl Robert A Gattis left of Pasadena Cal and Pfc Robert J Kilpatrick of Elm wood Park 111 Some Republicans Say Mac Hurt Ikes Chance By JACK BELL Tulsa Okla republicans contended Saturday he MacArthur episode has reduced the chances General Eisenhower will get the partys presidential nomination in Chicago next year The windy city won the 1952 a com iromise date of the week of July tby an 88 to 11 vote Plane Crash Fatal to 3 Sioux City big training plane owned by the Sioux City Flying Service crashed in a field near the Municipal airport Satur day and 3 men were killed The civil aeronautics adminis tration first reported only two vic tims but a 3rd was found when authorities examined the wreck age The victims were identified as Velmer Dickinson about 29 Sioux City Robert Coffie 23 Sergeant Bluff and Raymond Sawyer About 20 Sergeant Bluff f the GOP national com dttee Senator Millikin of Colorad ollapsed Friday night near th nd of a speech broadcast na unschedule rama to the republican meetin winds up Saturday He wa eviyed qufckly after slumpin vet amicrophone An attending physician sal enator Millikin suffered a faint ng spell brought on by nervou xhaustion heat and humidity National committeemen gen rally said that the testimony o eneral MacArthur Pacific com ander fired by President Tru an hadboosted general ppposi on to the administration in ashington Confidence Damaged Some members said the long nge effect of the testimony be fore senate committees has been to undermine grass roots confi dence in the ability of militarj leaders to maintain a professiona viewpoint untouched by ad ministration political policies Walter Hallanan West Virginia committeeman said MacArthurs statements have put Eisenhower in eclipse because Eisenhower is so closely linked with Defense Secretary Marshall and other mili tary men serving the Truman ad ministration General Eisenhower now Europe as commander of the North Atlantic nations army has asserted repeatedly that he is not a candidate for the presidentia nomination He has many boosters for the presidency including Governor Dewey of New York who was the republican candidate for presi dent in 1944 and 1948 Senator Millikin cracked down vigorously on the Truman ad ministration which he accused of alarming and dividing our people when the need for unity is great He said MacArthurs ouster and return to report to congress showed the gross and shabby materials which have been pass ing as honest goods on the ad ministrations counters A Lot of Fools Harrison E Spangler Iowa com mitteeman said he thinks Mac Arthurs appearance before the senate committees served to let he country know down to the grass roots that weve had a lot of fools running foreign policy National Chairman Guy Gabriel son told a radio audience the American people know we cant afford a national administration which fires a great military lead r in the dead of night because ic has communicated with the republican This was a reference to Mac Arthurs letter to Rep Martin of Massachusetts house republican eader The republicans apparently will varm up Chicago next year for he opposition The democratic iominating convention may be icld at the same site probably in he week of July 21 TOUR CAJITOL Washington A group of hildren from the Iowa School lor he Deaf at Council Bluffs Iowa oured the national capitolbuild ng Friday They were guests of Jensen RIowa at a lunch on in the speakers dining room McMurry to Push for Patrol Pay DCS Moines Pearl W McMurry of the state department of public safety said Saturday he probably will ask the Iowa executive council to authorize a salary increase for highway pa trolmen It is my inclinationto do so he related but not until I can see where the department is going financially A request may be de layed untilafter the forthcoming JulyAugust patrol training school We are busy withthat now I dont want to ask something hat would be out of line But I hink thepatrolmen are entitled to consideration I think the senti ment in the legislature was for a raise but it wasnt provided S25 Proposed A house bill which didnt get out of the house sifting committee pro posed a a month raise for each satrolman It was introduced by Rep Guy G Butler RRolfe and others Butler said in the closing days of the legislature he saw some connection between failure of the bill and the fact that he and oth ers unsuccessfully forced the issue of a state liquor control commis sion investigation Referring to the bill McMurry said A a month raise has been talked about As of now I wouldnt know whether that is too much or not enough But I think careful use of department unds we could eke out enough for a small raise Money Somewhere McMurry said that is the onlj yay the department itself could inance an increase However he expressed hope that the council might be able to find some money ome place which could be used or patrol raises The patrols present authorized trength is 160 plus the chief and wo assistants The current actual trength is 141 men Since last une 1 the patrol has lost 11 men y resignation and 8 to military ervice The starting pay for patrolmen s S220 per month The maximum 2 Soldiers Killed by Policeman WarnerRobins Ca PP Georgia police chief fatally shot two soldierprisoners Friday night and Saturday found himself the center of an intense civilianmili tary inquiry into the killings Thomas Bragg chief of police a Hawkinsville shot the two pri vates from Fort Bragg N Car Friday night in the presence of his 6yearold son who had accom panied his father on the 50mile ride from Hawkinsville to Robins air force base near Macon The names were withheld pending notification of picked up at Hawkins ville Friday for investigation oJ charges of being absent without leave and Bragg was returning them to military control at Robins the nearest military installation to Hawkinsville Bragg told a coroners jury that he was attacked by his prisoners near Indian Creek a few miles south of Warner Robins shot them in self defense and then drove on to Robins where the soldiers were dead on arrival at a base hospital The Robins public information office said there were several as oects of the case which were puz zling and were being thoroughly nvestigated by military and civil an authorities One of the circumstances was hat the men were handcuffed and inarmed when they were shot in he front seat of Braggs car One was shot in the neck the other in he chest It also was reported to he PlOthat one of the soldiers had a cast on one leg because of a racture One of the soldiers was picked up on an army circular listing him Enemy Column Breaks Through Smokescreen as AWOL and the PIO office said Bragg took the other one with hin o Robins when he volunteerec hat he too was AWOL Chicago Milk Routes Stop Chicago milk deliver es in the Chicago area were halted Saturday morning when dairj workers for some 75 dealers wen on strike Fred Nonnamacker executive ecretary of the Associated Milk Dealers said the strike followed a breakdown in negotiations be ween the dealers and the A F L About I The WEATHER fason City Fair and mild Satur day night with low of 45 Sun day increasing cloudiness and continued mild with high of 70 owa Fair and warmer Saturday night except for local showers extreme west Saturday night Low Saturday night 4347 northeast 4752 southwest Sun day partly cloudy to cloudy and mild with local showers High Sunday 8075 Further outlook Monday mostly cloudy and cooler with scattered show ers in east portion Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Saturday night with scattered showers beginning extreme southwest Partly cloudy to cloudy and somewhat warmer Sunday with local showers ex cept none likely extreme north east Low Saturday night 3238 northeast to 45 southwest High Sunday 60 northeast and 70 southwest with lower tempera tures near Lake Superior GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m s a month after 10 years of ervice The patrolmen got their ast raise last Dec 16 It amounted o a month the same amount s was given most other state em iloyes President Signs Aid Bill for Korea Vets Washington Tru man Friday signed a bill giving eterans of the undeclared Korean rar all the medical benefits pre iously granted survivors of other Congress hurriedly passed the ill Thursday to remedy a legal tuation which found Korean vet rans denied treatment at vcter ns hospitals Saturday May 12 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 69 43 59 47 Scientist X Accused by House Group Gift of Atom Secrets Charged Washington scientist X accused by a house committee of slipping atomic secrets to com munists was arrested here Friday on charges of contempt of the fed eral district court Slim bespectacled Dr Joseph W Weinberg a professor at the University of Minnesota was held in bail after he turned down a last chance to answer questions to him by a federal grand iury At an open hearing of the Dis trict of Columbia federal court Judge Alexander Holtzoff directed Weinberg to answer questions about where he lived in Berkeley Cal and some of his acquaintances while he was a physicist at the University of California laboratory in 1943 The questions involved the judge said had already been answered before the house com mittee Weinberg refused to answer ust as he has refused before the grand jury Answers he said might tend to incriminate him He claimed the protection of the con stitutional guarantee that in crim inal proceedings no witness need testify against himself The federal judge then rule Weinberg in contempt He set hearing for Monday morning In the presence of the gran jury Judge Holtzoff told Weinber to answer 1 Whether he David Bohm a University of Cali fornia professor suspected of con nections with communist part activities 2 If he knew Kennet May named by the house commil tee as a member of the commuriis party 3 Whether in 1943 Wein berg lived inCalifornia And 4 If his residence was at 2427 Blak street Berkeley After Weinberg refused Judg Holtzoff remanded him to the cus tody of the U S marshal Myro Shrlich Weihbergs attorney aske that Weinberg be released for ap pearance Monday without bail T be held in bail Ehrlich said woul mean loss of Weinbergs job at tb University of Minnesota Th judge refused Friday night a university spokesman said no action had beei taken against Weinberg tJB AP Wlrcphoto WHERE REDS GATHER FOR Crosses indicate in Korea where red forces are massing for a second spring offensive expected by UN officers within the next two weeks Major groupings were reported northwest of Seoul and north of Chunchon Behindthe lines activity was shrouded by smoke curtains solid lines northwest of Seoul and from Kumwha to Inje Heaviest red troop movement Avas south of Kumwha open The allies Friday pushed to Inje solid Hancher Calls for a Reduction of SUI Work Week Iowa City UR Presiden Virgil M Hancher of the Uni versity of Iowa announced Satur day a reduction of 4 hours in the vork week and an increase inpay lor university employes Hancher said both moves were approved by the state board of education He said the work week would be reduced from 44 hours a week o 40 as soon as a work schedule could be worked out The re luction will apply to both aca demic and nonacademic person nel Hancher also said nonacademic personnel would get a a nonth increase effective July 1 He said that would be in addition o the increase of a month granted April 1 Originally the 20 a month increase was granted nly until June 30 Rita Would Wed Aly If She Had It to Do Again By ROBERT BENNYHOFF Glenbrook Lake Tahoe Nev Hay worth says she would still marry Prince Aly Khan if she had it to do all over again But the titianhaired film star also said there was absolutely no chance of a reconciliation although she hasnt decided yet whether to sue him for divorce or for a legal separation Miss Hayworth made the state ment Friday to reporters who in terviewed her at her rented cot tage here where she will spend the next 6 weeks establishing le gal residence in Nevada She was dressed casually in a pair of blue jeans and two sweat ers one of them a turtleneck On her finger was a plain platinum wedding band Nothing has bc6n decided about anything Miss Hayworth report ed But she said she was deter mined to raise her two daughters icrself Yasmin 16monthold child of her marriage to Prince Aly Khan will be brought up a Moslem Miss Hayworth said because she is a Moslem When asked if this were be cause of some agreement with her fatherinlaw the Aga Khan Miss Hayworth shook her head and re peated No It is because she is a Moslem Rita surprised some of her in terviewers when she said she would welcome a visit from the Aga Khan if he should visit the United States in a month or so Previously a friend of hers had re ported she would flee to the wilds of Ncvadd to avoid such a meet ing Miss Hayworth would not an swer directly any questions on her reasons for leaving her husband She said her attorney Bartley Crum had explained all that in New York Crum had said Rita felt Alys extensive social obligations and Tarflung interests prevented a happy home life for her children When asked if the separation might have been due to Alys gambling 24 hours a day Rita smiled and aaid no comment Congress Faces Tough Task on Cigaret Tax taxfram ing house ways and means com mittee having nicked liquor beer and wines for an extra OCO a year faced a tough scrap Saturday on increasing cigare levies There appeared little chance that the committee would approve a treasury bid for a 3centapack boost to bring in in additional revenue The commit tee gave the treasury only 35 per cent of what it asked on liquor beer and wines Talk Two Cents The committee will vote Mon day on a prepared twocenta pack increase on boost o 9 cents from the present 7cent tax The biggest fight however is expected over a move to exempt socalled economy brand cig arets from any increase that is voted Chairman Robert L Doughton democrat from tobaccorich Nort arolina is bitterly opposed to giv ng the cheaper cigarets a bettc ax break than popular brands Doughton and Rep Hale Boggs had a dragout scrap las on that question Boggs rep a state that has a big igaret tax of its own talked th lommittee into voting 1312 to ut the tax on economy brands Vote Reversed But the stubborn 87yearolc Joughton fought until the com mittee reversed the vote 40 More Bills Up for Attention by Beordsley By DWIGHT MCCORMACK Des Moincs people are beginning to look forward to their summer vacations But for the governor of Iowa there isnt a breather in sight On the agenda for immediate attention are the 40 or so legisla ive bills remaining Gov William S Beardsley has until next Wed nesday to sign or veto them After that he must give consid May Throw 500000 at 8th Army From Wire Servicw troops battled in vain for 6 hours Saturday to break up a red bridgehead bulging out of a smokescreened enemy buildup area in central Korea The bridgehead 3 miles wide is south of the Choyang river east of Chunchon An estimated two red battalions firing mortars and automatic weapons held the bridgehead against a stout attack by U S infantrymen with heavy air and artillery support The Americans broke contact in midafternoon Aggressive allied patrols traded shots with dugin reds elsewhere along the central and western fronts Chinese communists covered their behindthefront activities with a pall of smoke from fired timber and smudge pots Front dispatches reported 8th army commanders were certain the reds had completed their mas sive supply buildup for the sec ond round of the offensive The question no longer was whether the enemy would strike but hoiy soon Allies Braced Allied troops braced behind barbed wire sandbags trenches mines and massed guns all along the 100mile Korean front for the expected blow Although outnumbered two to one the allies were confident they could stem the second assault at they did the first They predicted they would kill or wound 10 en emy troops for every allied cas ualty UN patrols striking put ahead of the main UN line ran into increas ing enemy An 8th army communique re ported several skirmishes north west north and northeast of Seoul with communist forces screeninf the main western front buildup farther north One U S patrol di rected artillery fire on 200 enemy troops and an undetermined num ber of communist guns north of Uijongbu Patrols Clash Other patrol clashes were re ported around Chunchon on central front believed the main target in the coming red offensive U S fighter planes raked one large enemy concentration south mat ne must give consiaeast of Yuigil with excellent re eration to 42 more appointments sults communique said The committee also may begin tudying proposals to boost taxes n cigars The treasury has asked or a year more from togies Still pending arc proposed in reases on gasoline cars and other terns The committee is expected o approve only about half the xtra 53000000000 in excise taxes sked by the administration So far the committee has okayed ax increases of in luding a boost in ersonal income taxes and 00000 in corporation taxes Boy Helps Mother Drive 1 Arrested Sharon Conn playful yearold boy riding in Mrs ohn R Nelsons car on route 41 riday night put his hands over er eyes and said guess who Her station wagon went off the oad and hit a fence Guess who police arrested for riving without a license SAME Black fUf mean Irafflo ieith in kourj he has to make by June 30 In between or later he will de cide on the cases of about a dozen life term prisoners in state penal institutions They have been rec ommended for commutation by the state parole board St Ansfar Speech Also now that the legislative session has ended he is getting in creased requests for speeches and other appearances particularly out of town Next weeks schedule includes addresses at Iowa City Tuesday Murray Wednesday St Ansgar Thursday and Pella Fri day Among the bills left with the governor when the legislature closed officially April 17 were at least two of general interest One would set up an office of stale personnel director under the state comptroller The personnel director now operates as an ad ministrative assistant of the state executive council Under the bill the personnel directors acts still would be supervised by the coun cil Considerable controversy has arisen as to whether the bill would put the state conservation commission back into politics It is not one of those agencies which Mould be exempt from the person nel directors jurisdiction Exempt would be state board of education institutions the attorney jenerais office and the supreme court clerks office These cxcept ons were made on the ground hose employes are highly special zed Walton Appeal The Iowa Izaak Walton league las appealed to the governor to veto the measure Some state louse opinion is that the conscr ation commission since it handles edcral funds must maintain merit ystcm principles Merit system principles prevail n employment by the health de partment employment security ommission and board of social velfarc primarily because they dminister federal aid funds Another bill of general interest oncorns the capital stock of in lustrial firms operating in Iowa iut incorporated in other states he measure would exempt such lock from the state moneys and South Korean forces north ol the 38th parallel on the eastern front already were engaged heav ily One group was locked in battle with an estimated enemy regiment southwest of Inje and another with a communist battalion and 3 com panies east of Inje Two North Korean battalions at tacked other South Korean troops northwest of Yahgyang on the east coast 5 miles north of the parallel in an attempt to nip off a South Korean spearhead al ready 20 miles farther up the coast However the Yangyang troops held their ground Twelve U S F86 Sabre jets iangled with 16 Russianbuilt MIG15 jet fighters southeast of Sinuiju in the northwest corner of Korea Saturday and forced them to flee across the Yalu river fron tier into Manchuria No Loss One of the enemy jets was be lieved damaged The allied planes returned to base without loss Three more MIGs attacked an unarmed photo reconnaissance plane in the same area later Satur day afternoon Fifth air force planes altogether flew 612 sorties against the reds Saturday They estimated they killed or wounded 400 enemy troops and destroyed or damaged 425 enemy buildings 5 and 117 rail cars That boosted the weeks toll by 5th air force planes to 2200 enemy troops killed or wounded and 1 375 vehicles 317 rail cars and 17 locomotives destroyed or dam aged redits itions tax under certain con Sports Bulletin YANKS WIN WALKER CUP Birkdalc Engr UR The American team Saturday cap tured another Walker Cup folf victory from the British in final play AIRLINER GROUNDED DCS Moines United Air Lines twoengine plane waa grounded hero Friday evening while mechanics repaired a gas tank valve The trouble was dis covered when the plane came to Dos Moines from Chicago lata Friday afternoon   

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