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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Iowas Doily Newspaper BUM lot MOM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION TMI NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NOftTM IOWANS M 11 0 ft S United Prcu One Mans Opinion W CARL MAUL Editor Why Give Up a Good Thing ON numerous occasions down through the with increased frequency lately it been asked an ex tremely embarrassing question It has to do with the city manager form of government which I so strongly favor Its this If its such a good thing Mr Hall why did your own commu nity back away from it after 18 years of exposure to it Naturally Id rather folks wouldnt ask me such a question Its conducive to a red face and the red face need I explain be longs to me But since they do go on asking the since I must go oh trying to answer Id better get ready with a plaus ible story hadnt I Just Trial Run That being the case I hope you wont object if I do something along that line and try it out on you good people of my radio and audience So here by saying that I havent wavered even slightly in my longheld conviction that the city manager form of government is the best plan yet devised by man to instill good business principles and practices in the vastly important business of mu nicipal government Straightway however I must tell you that I do not credit the city manager form of government with any miraclemaking powers Its a wonderful tool No doubt about it But as is the case of good tools in the hands of poor craftsmen in other areas its pos sible to get bad results from a good tool Tale of 2 Cities To make this point clear let me remind you that Kansas City Mo under the corrupt dictatorship of Boss Tom Pendergast had what passed for the city manager form of government I stress the phrase what passed for the city form because it wasnt the rea thing The basic fundamentals oJ newspaper goes Ill begin Beef Ceilings in Effect But No Price Cut No Prices Posted Until June 4 fty WILLIAM O YARN Washinrtoa roast and other beef cuts went on sale at dollars and cents ceiling price in about 300000 retail store across the country Monday Bu this doesnt mean the housewife will get lower beef prices righ away Government officials said Sun day little immediate change is ex pected in price levels across the counter They told a reporter the prin cipal results will be 1 More uniform prices for various retai cuts in stores in the various pric ing zones across the country anc 2 Assurance to the housewife that she will get exactly the cut of beef she wants for her money To Even Prices Ceiling prices on beef at whole sale were effective last Wednes day Both wholesale and retai prices have been frozen under the general ceiling price regulation issued in January Some dealers were frozen with prices higher than others The dollars and cents ceilings thus will mean slight cut backs for some and small in creases for others On that office of price stabil ization OPS officials said they expected the changes would av erage out with little net differ ence Although the retail ceilings will e in effect Monday dealers still lave until June 4 to post the prices in their stores The dollars and cents ceilings on kosher beef wont be effective however until May 21 OPS granted a weeks ex ension to permit recalculation of tosher beef prices Cuts Due Aup 1 Any real benefit to consumers rom the beef price order issued by OPS April 28 is not due before Aug 1 A rollback of around 4 to 5 cents a pound is due then with another of the same amount scheduled for Oct 1 These cut jacks are planned at all levels n the beef industry But unless congress decides to extend the defense production act true city manager government were violated Interestingly enough andsig nificantly at the very same time Kansas City was being plagued by a local government which smelled to high heaven Cincinnati with twice as great a population was enjoying under city managership the finest muncipal government of any American metropolis It still is The point I want to establish and emphasize before I turn to what happened in my home town is that an aroused public opinion way of saying good more important than the form of municipal gov ernment And I suspect this applies to a state and nation just as per tinently Enlightened Citizenship In Cincinnati the people de manded good government and turned to the city manager plan to achieve it The communitys lead ing citizens were willing to give a service to their neighbors that couldnt be bought They insisted that the public business be run as they ran their own private busi and efficiently In this understand Im talking about Cincinnati Im not talking about Kansas City Mo There alas the people for too many years were asleep at the switch indifferent to the racketeers and gangsters with whom Boss Pen dergast surrounded himself They knew there was a thief in the house but wouldnt rise from their alumbers and turn in the alarm Under these conditions you can get bad government from any system aldermanic commission city manager Quite obviously it wouldnt even be possible to have the town meeting type of regime which still prevails in the New England states Citizens wouldnt be sufficiently interested to turn out for the periodic meetings The People Decide All that Ive been saying adds up to this tiny capsule The people of a community over the swing of years will get just about the qual ity of local government they de serve Here again I can turn to Kansas City to support my general con tention In the days of the original Pendergast there was a shameful Indifference on the part of the citizenry This Ive pointed out for several years past that has been changed Pen dergastism has been tossed out on its ear Honest efficient govern ment under honest efficient public officials has been established Within recent weeks an attempt by a relative of the original Pen dergast was decisively beaten in his endeavor to lead Kansas City back to the good old days as laughingly they are called Kansas City is getting the type of govern ment an aroused citizenry alwaysl gets June 30 and leave the right to control meat the cutsmay never take effectCongress already is wrest ling with the new legislation and is under pressure to junk meat controls The Truman administration and Price Director Michael V DiSalle on the other hand are urging the lawmakers to keep controls on meat and tighten the law Feeders Unhappy The big issue is control of prices on live animals Livestock men feeders who fatten the animals for slaughter and the slaughterers didnt like it when DiSalle or dered rollbacks in the amounts slaughterers may pay for live stock A 10 per cent reduction is due in the accounting period starting May 20 An accounting period for a slaughterer usually runs a cal endar month or a 5week period The livestock men contend the rollbacks will cause producers to rush animals to market to benefit by higher prices They say this ir turn will bring future meat short ages and might necessitate ration ing They also predict the beef grading provisions of the price or ders together with the rollbacks will drive meat into the black market They say the orders cant be enforced Say Cutbacks Fair DiSalle and other OPS officials deny this They say the price roll jacks on live animals with result ant cutbacks this summer and fall in retail prices are fair They claim livestock men and feeders still will be able to sell the ani mals at prices high enough to make a profit They say cattle have been selling for months at prices far above what is consid ered by law to be a fair return to the producer President Truman backed up DiSalle last Thursday when he old his news conference he per sonally approved the beef price orders before they were issued And he said the orders can be enforced AP Wlrcphoto TRYING TO REVIVE workers and keepers used oxygen in an effort to revive Makoko 14yearold gorilla which slipped into a waterfilled moat outside its cage at the Bronx zoo in New York Sunday Efforts to revive one of the zoos more important attractions failed Mason City Car Theft Gang Caught Vote Bigger Tax on Gas Autos Cigarets Washington ff The house A gang of Mason City boys who ways and means committee votec Shenandoah Staff Sees Flying Saucer Shenandoah of he radio station KMA staff in sisted Monday they saw a flying saucer trailing orange fire pass overhead Saturday night change direction and disappear Don Soliday KMA newsman said you can believe it or not jut we saw it Soliday said the saucer was first spotted by Mrs Delores Josephson wife of a KMA control operator She telephoned her husband Jack Soliday said and staff found easy pickings in stealing cars with keys left in them was cracked open by police over the veekend The youths who ranged n age from 12 to 16 years ad mitted to police stealing 4 car and confessed to two burglaries The showdown came Saturday afternoon Officers in a prowl cai potted an auto that had been re ported stolen a couple hours be ore Two other police cars joinec n the chase and with the aid of he intercar radio closed in on the air in the stolen car at an en rance to Elmwood cemetery 6 Others Implicated The boys were arrested and a1 he station admitted to being the nes that eluded police in a wild chase in the east part of Mason City May 6 They implicated 6 ther boys in breakins or auto hefts The confessions of the boys ad mitted to the following auto thefts April a 1941 Plymouth Darked in front of 118 1st S E They left it the same night by the Nicholas Turkey farm with a flat tire The two boys who did it said that they had talked about getting a car to take a ride in and looked until they found one with keys April of the boys found a car with keys in front of 115 Deleware N E and took it for a drive They drove for two hours going over to Clear Lake and stop ping on the way back at the Pal ladium They then parked the car about 30 feet from where they found it Police never received any report of it being stolen May couple of the boys took a car parked in front of 520 S Federal which had the keys left in the ignition They drove to Clear Lake and when they re turned a police car spotted them They eluded 4 police cars and a highway patrolman in the chase and abandoned the auto near the the Winnebago river Caught Driving May of the boys stole a car owned by Dale Bartusek 1026 Tyler N W parked at 5th and Delaware S E The keys were there They drove around a while before police sighted and caught them Four of the 8 boys were in volved in the auto thefts while all of them admitted taking some part in burglaries of two Mason City businesses They told police they had broken into the Mason City Brokerage company 701 S Federal about 4 times within the last 30 days They said they drank most of the beer and pop thev took The other breakin they admitted to occurred about a year ago when the CrockerUsed Furniture store 524 Van Buren S W was burg larized Between and 60 in cash was taken Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe said that they will be arraigned Tuesday and taken into juvenile court Delaying the Afony By this time Im sure that some of you have begun to accuse me In your own thinking of filibuster ing my assignment When youre CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 members dashed outside to wit ness the flight Soliday indicated it was im possible to judge the actual size of the object because witnesses could not determine how far it was away When we saw it first the sau cer was trailing orange fire and heading north but It seemed to stall then head black smoke south trailing DIES OF INJURIES Burlington Mrs Roscoe Johnson 59 of Burlington died Saturday morning in a hospital here of injuries suffered in an auto accident Friday afternoon near New London Monday to slap higher federal taxes of cigarets automobiles anc gasoline In tentative decisions reached al a closed session the tax drafting group called for the following in creases Cigarets from 7cents a pack age to 8 The treasury had recom mended a 10 cent rate Gasoline from 14 cents a gallon to two cents The administration asked for a 3 cent tax Passenger automobiles and mo torcycles up from 7 per cent at the manufacturers level to 10 per cent The treasury had sought 20 per cent In the absence of official esti mates it appeared that by these and other proposed changes in the excise schedules the committee had picked up well over half a aillion dollars additional revenue Monday running the prospective total of the bill above 6 billion dollars f CA Reports New Records in Production Washington economic cooperation administration Mon day reported new production rec ords in western Europe and called for even greater output to meet defense goals Industrial output in the Mar shall plan countries has reached an alltime peak 38 per cent high er than in 1938 ECA said in a re port to congress The report covering the last 3 months of 1950 said agricultural production also established a new record 10 per cent higher than prewar levels But the agency cautioned Western Europes production must be further expanded if de fense programs are to be ac complished without materially re ducing living standards Since the Marshall plan was started in April of 1948 a total of has been allo cated to 16 European nations and the territory of Trieste ECA warned the rate of im Drovement is slowing down and iving standards are still danger ously low for workers in France Italy western Germany Austria and Greece Move Seen to Strike Acheson From Payroll Democrats Unsure of Stopping It By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST Washington Rep Monday came up with a new strategy for house repub licans seeking to force Dean Acheson out of office as secretary of state Such a campaign has been un der discussion in house cloak rooms for several weeks and ad ministration leaders have con ceded privately they are not at all sure they can stop it Phillips a member of the ap propriations committee has drafted an amendment which would strike Acheson from the state department payroll without mentioning him by name At tempts to eliminate individuals by name have been blocked in the past by court rulings Phillips amendment would pro hibit use of any state department funds to pay anyone in the de partment who in the previous 5 years was connected directly or indirectly with a business or pro fessional office any part of whose income was derived from busi7 ness relations with or professional services for any government other than the government of the United States That would get Acheson Phillips told newsmen because his law firm represented sqme foreign governments within the past 5 years and while he still was associated with it Phillips said he questioned the validity of a proposal advanced earlier by some house members to deny in an appropriations bill any funds for payment of Ache sons salary Phillips and others seeking Achesons removal doubt the wis dom of another proposal to tie up all slate department money un til Acheson gets out BACK IN PRODUCTION Estherville UR Tobin packing plant after several weeks of curtailment was to re sume full production Monday The beefprocessing firm paid more nan in 1950 for animals marketed at the plant from ad acent territory Chinese Defy Heavy Air Artillery Attacks to Continue Buildup New Plan In Wind in Korea Washington Flan ders RVt said Monday there seems to be something big in the wind in Korea that will support Secretary of Defense Marshalls assertion the allies are moving toward success there And Senator Kefauver D Term declared he has the defi nite feeling the top command ha a plan which makes the oulcom look optimistic Both Flanders and Kefauver ar members of the joint senate armei services and foreign relations com mittee The committee is investigatin the firing of Gen Douglas MacAr thur by President Truman an far eastern policy generally Some members of the group be gan to wonder meanwhile to wind up the inquiry whic seems destined to last for week more Flanders for one commentei that Its just like the war in Ko seems to be no way t terminate it Our questions ar leading us into fields that ar vague indefinite and purposeless And Senator Gillette DIowa said he is afraid were getting fa afield because senate committee are not a high board of strateg and were not competent to pas upon how to fight a war even i we have the that doubtful Flanders and Kefauver refuse to talk about any of Marshall offtherecord testimony but the said his oyerall account of th problem gave them the impreisio he was justified in We are moving toward cessful outcome Marshall a 5 star general as I MacArthur made that statemen aSU near the close of Saturdays day ong session He was talking abou an end to red Chinese aggression Judge Graven Denies USD A Permanent McKinley Order SAME BUck flat means traffic death In past SI hours Dubuquc motion for a jurnmaiy judgment against Harold rTcKinley and Sons St Ansgar xtato growers was denied Satur day by Federal Judge Henry N Graven in U S district court here The motion was made by the government asking the court to make permanent a temporary in junction preventing the McKinleys from selling federally uninspected potatoes The judge explained however that the temporary injunction would continue in force pending the outcome of the decision of the U S department of agriculture at a hearing to be held Friday at Wa terloo on the petition of the Mc Kinleys asking for relief A trial of the case scheduled to be held Juno 11 in U S district court at Waterloo was set aside by Judge Graven The McKinleys are charged by the U S government with violat ing a USDA marketing order against shipment of the potatoes without inspection At the hearing Saturday the McKinleys claimed that the order was in excess of authority that the McKinleys were improperly classed as handlers and that the order was not adopted with proper presentation to handlers in the potato industry and with not having received the proper per centage of favorable votes of the producers The defendants were repre sented in court by F S Filmore and Allen Whitfield both of DCS Moines The government was rep resented by Tobias E Diamond U S attorney Joseph S Brock assistant and Frank Gallagher and John Harris both of the depart ment of agriculture Vote World Ban on War GoodstoChina Nations N Y United Nations sanctions commit tee Monday voted a worldwide ban on shipments of war goods to communist China The vote was 11 to nothing with Egypt ab staining The sanctions group formally known as the additional measures committee is a4nation body se up to consider punishment of rec hina for her intervention in Korea The committees vote is only the first step toward imposi tion of the worldwide embargo Countries voting for the pro posed embargo were The Unitec States Britain France Australia Canada Belgium Brazil the Phil ippines Turkey Mexico and Ven ezuela Egypt abstained because she has no trade with communis China and because her delegation s one of the 12nation ArabrAsian roup which has been attempting o work out some kind of cease fire with communist China Yugo slavia and Burma named to the committee declined to serve Ernest A Gross United States delegate told the committee be fore the vote that adoption of the resolution would demonstrate TO unity and make it clear the UN intends to meet and repel ag gression in Korea Sir Gladwyn Jebb of Britain said the British changed their mirids because of the continued unwillingness of the Peiping re gime to make any moves toward a ceasefire or peaceful settle ment Selim Sarpor Turkey chair man of the committee said his country supported the resolution and called for further steps Declares Democrats Smother Opportunity Chicago democratic administration has smothered op portunity with a blanket of help essness distrust and fear Sen Bourke B Hickcnlooper RIowa said Saturday The trend of the last 18 years under the new deal which has brought nothing but wars and so cial and economic ruin must be reversed or complete disaster will ngulf our last stronghold of free dom Hickenloopcr told 400 mem bers of the Cook county Young Republicans organization at uncheon meeting FROM WIRE SERVICES Tokyo Chinese red troops Monday expanded a threatening bridgehead across the Choyang river on central Korean front despite the pounding of American guns These forces northeast of Chunchon may spearheada second spring offensive by the 500000man red army ex pected in about 10 days Elsewhere along the 100 mile front United Nations patrols probed nomansland with little opposition However two sharp clashes broke out on the western front One American task force ran into a Chinese ambush and pulled back after a determined battle The second prolonged fight be gan when an armored American outfit ambushed a Chinese patrol For the first time in the war UN forces are getting a small but steady trickle of Chinese desert ers AP Correspondent John Ran dolph reported from this front The deserters often showing up with surrender leaflets include some officers Contact be avoid ing strong contact while rushing fresh troops into the buildup areas on the west and central fronts Bad weather screened their movements Monday AP Correpondent George Mc Arthur reported the Chinese deepened their penetration below the Choyang river despite a thun dering American artillery bar rage There was little fighting be tween opposinginfantrymen 3 Main Threats There were 3major threats to the allied line as the reds reached what front reports described as the llth hour of their buildup They were 1 A full Chinese army corps was reportedmassed on the east side of the Imjin river 20 to 25 miles northnorthwest of Seoul for a attack downvthe classic the devastated former capital 2 A smaller concentration was growing west and northwest of Kapyong about 30 miles north east of Seoul for a drive down the Pukhan river valley against the allies Han river bridgehead line Allied air spotters and foot pa trols probing the 10miledeep no mans land on the west central Tont reported Monday that the Chinese were massing near Kap yong by night marches and day light moves in small groups that offered poor targets to American air power 3 The heaviest s o u t h w a r d movement out of the Jhinese stag ing area was astride the central HwachonChuuchon corridor and in the remote mountain region east and northeast of Chunchon Supply Lines Hit Allied warplanes continued t blast communist supply line throughout North Korea More than 450 fighters an fighter bombers struck as fa north as Huichon within 45 mile of the Manchurian frontier Col lowing up 1075 attacks by carrier aased arid far east air force plane Sunday j But the U S 8th army reportei a general lack of heavy fightin on the ground where the red seemed waiting for an auspiciou moment to unleash round two o their spring offensive Pilots blasted 129 rail cars ocornotives 300 enemy occupiec suildings and numerous other tar gets in sweeps against the rei supply lines dining the day B29 Superfortresses joined th destruction with raids against th HungnamHamhung railroad mar shalling yards on the east coas and the Sondok airfield southwe of Hungnam Conrad Sets Top Speed for Light Planes New York Conrad lying father of 9 children com sleted a transcontinental nonstop light from Los Angeles to La 3uardia field at p m S T Monday when he passer aver the LaGuardia field control ower in his Piper Cub plane Conrad made the trip in 2J hours 4 minutes and 31 seconds citing a new coasttocoast non ifficial speed record for light planes The official light plane ecord is 30 hours and 47 minutes ct in 1938 by John M Jones CAN BECOME CITIZEN Washington Tru nan Monday signed a bill clear ng the way for citizenship for 4rs Oksana Stepanova Kasen ina Russian teacher who leaped rom a window of the soviet con ulate in Nuvv York to escape re urn to Russia Claims Macs Plan Would Hurt Europe Marshall Cites Ridgway Support Washington of Defense Marshall testified Mon day he fears adoption of Gen Douglas MacArthurs Korean war proposals would seriously affect Gen D wight D Eisenhowers Eu ropean defense plans Winding up 7 days of testimony on MacArthurs ousterMarshall also said He believes Eisenhower supports President Trumans limited Ko rean war program Administration military leaders including Gen Matthew B Ridgway in his understanding present a solid front in support of the presidents and in opposi tion to MacArthur proposals for blockade of China bombing of Manchurian basesand use of Chi nese nationalist troops Cites Agreement MacArthur testified 10 days ago that it was his understanding that Ridgway his successor in the far eastern commands had similar views to his on how the Korean war should be conducted He said he thought other military leaders there also agreedwith him Senator Lyndon Johnson CD asked Marshall if tht adoption of MacArthur pro posals would require adjustments of General Eisenhowers plfuis and would seriously affect those plans i f We fearthat Mar shall replied When recessing Mondays ses sion of the joint senate armed services andforeignrelations com mittees Chairman Russell D Ga announced that Gen Omar chairman of thejoirit chiefs of staff will be the witness Tuesday He said it was possible how ever that MarshaU might be called back later lor still more testimony Russians Build In Mondays testimony Mar shall againtold the senators that Russia has made sizable in creases recently in her military garrisons in the Korean area He also emphasized repeatedly as he has before that he fears adoption of the MacArthur pro gram might bring Russiainto the Korean fighting and extend it to a world wide conflict Marshall contended top that here were serious doubts that WacArthurs program VTacArthur contends lead to quick defeat of the Chinese com munists About The WEATHER Mason City Increasing cloudiness warm and windy Monday night Low Monday night near 58 Mostly cloudy warm and windy Tuesday with thunderstorms likely and high 80 Iowa Partly cloudy and continued windy Monday night with thun dershowers spreading eastward into central counties Low Mon day night 55 to 60 Partly cloudy with thundershowers west and central Tuesday Continued windy High Tuesday 76 to 83 Further outlook Thundershow ers ending west spreading into eastern counties Tuesday night Wednesday turning a little cool er scattered showers east portion High Wednesday in the VOs linucsota Mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Mon day night and Tuesday Cooler extreme west Tuesday Low Monday night 5560 High Tues day 8085 except 75 extreme west GlobeGazette weather statistici or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m londay May 14 Maximum 75 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 65 EAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 42 GlobeGazette weather statistics ir the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 77 Minimum 44 At 8 a m 61 Maximum Sunday 75 V   

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