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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                lowt Doily Newspaper tdtodfat MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MIWSFAflt TNAT MAKIS ALL NOKTH IOWANS NII6MIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVU CTIM FMM LMM Wtaw CMtt Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY IS Ittl This Paper ol Two One No 117 Johnston Asks Curb on Profits Calls for Heavy for Violators By FBANK OBBICV n Sta bilizer Eric Johnston asked Tues day for powers to enforce a na tional crackdown on spiraling prof Its ranging from the barnyard t the union bargaining room anc industrial price sheets He told the senate bankina committee in prepared testimon there are major threats to a sound dollar and he laid down a program for flattening the inflation spiral Unless we have a stabilized econ omy unless we hold inflation in check he declared we canno mounted the defense effort we need An Invitation Johnston called for removal o one price ceiling the lim it on fines which can be assessed against violators of the defens production act Economic mobiliza tion authority stems from this act Johnston called the maxi mum fine an invitation to try to get away with bigger pickings Johnston was called before the committee in behalf of the ad ministrations request for exten sion and broadening of the pro duction act It expires June 30 Farm industrial and landlord earnings must all be leveled off together Johnston said if we are to have a completely rounded integrated sensible economic sta bilization program Commercial well as private rents he said must be included in economic controls The present productior act does not cover any kind ol rents and commercial rents are not included in the separate fed eral rent control program His Program Johnston proposed that congress provide these remedies against in flation 1 Payaswego taxation to pump spending money out of cir culation 2 Payaswego credit poli cies to avoid credit which mere ly allows more people and more businesses to bid for a tightening supply of goods 3 Increased savings income rot spent does not put pressure on prices 4 General nones sential consumption and waste by government business and indivi dual must be eliminated 5 Materials control allocation of materials for both defense and civilian needs with production of luxuries limited to what is left over 6 Stengthening and continua tion of direct controls Gen Wedemeyer to Testify Soon Lincoln Nebr JP Lt Gen Albert C Wedemeyer has dis closed that Jie will join the ranks of generals appearing before sen ate committees hearing testimony on the firing of General MacAr thur Gen Wedemeyer 6th army com mander who has asked for retire ment was the author of a report on the far east which was first suppressed then released in part Arriving here Monday night from his San Francisco head quarters Wedemeyer said he would be in New York Thursday night then go to Washington The defense department had noti fied him of his apearance before the committees he said but hadnt told him when that would be EARLY the early risers Tuesday were these 3 fishermen at Clear Lake and the fishthey caught proves little about the virtues of early rising particularly since the fish bit even better during the late forenoon At left is Joe Reynolds Iowa Falls with GlobeGazette photo by Sorllcn 2pound and 3pound walleyed pike he caught in hours of trolling behind his boat The picture was taken about a m At right are Bill Cameron left and Dr Ray mond F Kunz Jr both of Mason City They caught two 2pound walleyes and a striped bass in about an hour House Votes Increase in Gasoline Tax Washington IP The house ways and means committee voted Tuesday to raise the federal gaso line tax from li cents to 2 cents a gallon The move counted on to bring in an additional rev enue reversed the committees de cision Monday against boosting the tax The tax drafting group also voted to raise the annual levy on powling alleys and pool tables rom a unit to S25 for a 51000000 revenue increase But the taxwriters voted to cut he tax rate on domestic telegrams irom 25 per cent to 20 per cent for an estimsted de crease The committee rejected a pro posed pennyabottle levy on soft irinks and a 20 per cent manu lacturers tax on candy and chew ng gum GOY Beardsley Signs All Bills Ready for Action Des Molnes William s Beardsley Tuesday signed all bills remainingbefore him for ac ion including some of controver ial nature The governor did not reto any of the measures One of the bills signed was a jroposal originated by the Little loover governmental reorgani ation commissions S F 2 The Jill was amended thoroughly from ts original form and ended up vith the high light of placing the tate personnel director under the tate comptroller but with super ision from the state executive ouncil Another measure signed H F 7 exempts from the state moneys nd credits tax the capital stock if corporations incorporated in ither states but which have theh lome office and principal plants n Iowa The principal objection voicec 3y the Iowa izaak Walton League nd others to the personnel direc or bill S F 2 was thatit would hrow the state conservation com mission back into politics The governor issued a brief tatement in connection with igning of the bill which said that e has an opinion of the attorney enerals office holding that a sec ion ofthe bill requires that the ersonnel director handle the ommissions personnel matters on merit system principles and stand iards Hundreds at Lake Fish CoOperate By DICK HABEIN The weather was good so was the fishing Hundreds of seekers of the walleye flocked to Clear Lake Tuesday and found them Although returns of the first day of the season all wouldnt be in until nightfall many confidently predict ed that May 15 1951 would go down as one of the best openings in several years Bing Jacobson Clear Lake felt that way atout it He rowec out on the lake at a m Defense Selects Essential Locations Outside Capital Washington The defense department has selected locations outside Washington where its most essential functions could be carried on in the event of an en emy attack on the capital Reporting this Monday night Secretary of Defense Marshall said the planning is similar to that be ing carried out in many other places in the United States It represents he said precau tionary measures desirable in view of the continued tension in the world situation Marshall said all employes of the defense department have received or will shortly notice of the role they are to perform in the event of an attack There are about 140000 depart ment employes in the Washington area nearly 30000 of them work Ing in the Pentagon huge nerve center of the defense establish ment just across the Potomac riv er in Virginia The department said locations of the alternate headquarters which have been selected will re main secret Last summer the de partment announced that a com munications center would be set Vp at Camp Ritchie Md near the MarylandPennsylvania boundary north of Washington Speculation has been that would be a second Pentagon but Mar shalls memorandum to depart ment employes indicated other sites have been picked too In the event of an attack which might destroy our facilities for operating at our present head quarters he said we must be prepared to operate at locations removed from Washington Such alternate locations have been selected For a short period following an attack only the most vital func tions would be performed at such alternate locations It is however essential that our total functions be reconstituted as soon as possi ble A set of instructions accom panying Marshalls memo told all defense personnel they should 1 Help save lives by rendering aid to others in every way possi ble 2 As soon as possible try to report to your regular post of duty 3 If the post of duty is de stroyed report within 48 hours to one of 20 assembly points in Washington and nearby Maryland and Virginia areas Three hours and 15 minutes later he had 7 walleyes swimming peacefullybeside his boat They were on a stringer on Nightcrawlers I got 4 on nightcrawlers and 3 on minnows said Jacobson He had two lines out which is legal But Jacobson got his fish the oldfashioned way New rules permit trolling with a motor That wasnt for Jacobson He jus rowed along and caught fish Id like to have a picture oi these he said I had a buddy who wouldnt get up this morning and go fishing By courtesy of Marv Hansen lake patrolman and Jack Stevens state conservation officer the re porter visited other fishermen on thelake in a speed boat V L M L and Pearl Larson of Clear Lake began fishing at a m By they had cap tured 4 walleyes They weren huge but as Stevens said envious ly Theyre nice eating size There were others less fortu nate LeRoy Geying of New Hampton was spotted fishing from the Touristville docks Tossed Back I caught a twopound black bass he told Stevens Of course I threw him back The season on black bass doesnt open until May 30 Geving then related how he and 3 others braved the predawn darkness and rough water to no avail They fished for 3 hours and caught nothing None even away Bing Grieman and Greg Arnold of Garner also joined the 7fish club before 8 a m Stan Haynes and John Pauley Mason City hooked two between 7 and 8 We should have had at least 7 said Haynes but they goi away As he spoke his lines jerked and it looked like hed caught another one After several minutes of reel ing a bottle empty was retrieved from the lake As Stevens Hansen and the re porter came in off the lake re ports already were circulating al landings of 6 and even 7pound walleyes being caught One boatman said If this keeps up there wont be so many that didnt get away this year He referred to the necessity for fabrication when the fish arent biting At n 0 o n reports about some big ones began coming in The largest was an 8 pound 5 ounce walleye caught by Herman Frenz of Mason City He also caught a 34pounder and 4 twopounders in the middle of the lake Mr and Mrs Louis Page Mason City brought in 7 wall eyes the largest weighing 3 sounds Clarence Mortensen Nbrthwood registered a 4 pound 3 ounce walleye and the 3 men in the party brought in 14 fishby 8 a m These were all registered at Buehlers dock Over at Carters cove Mrs W J Maxwell Mason City caught a 5pound walleye Unlike their neighbors in Min nesota who begin fishing at mid night on opening day Clear Lake ishermen didnt begin pouring on to the lake in droves until 8 a m Nevertheless boats at all liv eries were spoken for months in advance Many persons stood by patiently hoping that some fish rman would not show up to claim his boat Steve Clark Clear Lakes sport ing goods dealer told of a limit catch by C H Madsen and Mrs MAEIE WILSON Marie Wilson Is Saved by Transfusion Hollywood Wilson suffering from blood poisoning which brought her near to death was in an oxygen tent Tuesday at Cedars of Lebanon hospital The curvaceous blonde radio and screen comedienne was brought to the hospital Friday night with a 105i temperature and in a coma suffering from blood poisoning in the left leg Saturday morning only use antibiotics an oxygen tent and a transfusion saved her life said her physician Dr Irving Hess Shell be in the oxygen tent for many days yet and it will be at least two weeks before she is able to go home Ress said Mary Larson both of Clear Lake Their 16 walleyes weighed a total of 29J pounds The young fry were getting them too Jerry Langston Clear Lake caught a nice walleye off the dock at a m Stevie Moel ler 8 Clear Lake caught one that weighed one pound 4 ounces Lyle Stevens and son Gerald caught 9 walleyes They weighed a total of 16 pounds The largest was 3 pounds two ounces Another 8yearold Ronnie Luker also caught a walleye Woman Wins Prize The Clear Lake opening really ot underway Monday evening at a stag at the AllVets social cen er But it wasnt an allmale af iair Women were admitted and one Mrs Lawren Kreider 522 Jefferson N W won a tackle box door prize The stag featured motion pic tures and talks by conservation officials Drawings were for he winterfishing contest and two susiness partners Elmer Beck and Torrest Fisher won all 3 prizes Beck won a rod and reel Fisher LWO 50yard spools of line The arizes were contributed by darks Sport and Hobby shop The other door prize a thermos kit went to C E Mosher Steve Clark and Ed Frank ex ecutive secretary of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce were n charge of the event SAME Black trifflo 4eath in put 21 knurs Chinese Plod Through Rain to Build Up Allies Expecting 24 Hours Warning By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Chi nese troops plodded south through central Korean mud Tuesday in their buildup for a new offensive Spearheads of a growing red force facing the center of the 100 mile United Nations line were re ported 12 miles south of the 38th parallel United Nations patrols spotted communists in units of 500 or 60 slogging through the hills east ol Kapyong The U S 8th army did not indicate how close they were to UN lines But no fighting was reported from this area Clashes elsewhere on the rainswept battle line were between groups of 100 or 200 The 8th army said the reds easl of Kapyong were south of the Pukhan river This would pu1 them 35 to 40 miles northeast o Seoul and roughly 15 miles north west of Hongchon UN base on the central front Blow in Strength An allied officer said well pro tected UN positions and restless patrols probably would insure about 24 hours warning before the Chinese hit in strength A central front briefing officer said the weather probably woulc speed up the expected red offen sive about two days The strike generally is expected next week This is their meat one officei commented TheChinese can do a lot of moving under these clouds without being seen from the air They are undoubtedly taking advantage of it B29s were out Tuesday despite heavy weather They bombed the Sariwon supply center above the western front by radar On the western front 10 allied Americans and two to their own lines after being released by Chinese They were taken prison er April 25 in the reds first spring offensive AP Correspond ent John Randolph said all told of comparatively good treatment by their captors They said they were told never again to fight the Chinese and released Rain washed out most fighting Tuesday Heavy Artillery Heavy artillery was directed on red forces of undetermined size 15 miles east of Chunchon The reds apparently had widened their bridgehead south of the Choyang river in this area But a tank led patrol entered hunchon again without finding trace of the reds Chunchon is about 5 miles northeast of the Kapyong penetration In two sectors the reds rapidly built up assault forces capable of striking over the soggy ground Some UN officers said the Chinese finally have massed enough strength to force a mili tary decision in Korea Others said they never could supply a sustained offensive But all agreed the steady pelting rain favored the communists It shielded red movements from allied air and ground patrols Rains cut down the reach of armored task forces grounded many planes The bad weather may speed up the reds time table a U S 8th army officer said Charles City Cited for Safety DCS Moines National Safety Councils honor roll for 1950 listed 26 Iowa cities and towns for completing the year without a traffic fatality Honored Iowa cities and towns n the various population groups 25000 to 50000 Iowa City 10000 to Boone Charles City Muscatinc Newton Oskaloosa and Marshalltown Iran Ready to Expel British if Oil Well Seizure Is Opposed Claims U S Not Ready for Showdown Bradley Unwilling to Risk a War Washington Omar N Bradley said Tuesday the Unitec States is not prepared for a global show down with Russia He testified that to strike directly at red China would involve us in the wrong war with the wrong enemy Nothing would delight the kremlin more Bradley told sena tors than for this country to adopl Gen Douglas MacArthurs Korean war strategy and carry the fight ing to China The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff was before the senate armed services and foreign rela tions committees at their hearings on the dismissal of MacArthui from his far eastern commands foi publicly quarreling with the ad ministrations Korean policy No Discredit Bradley began by paying trib ute to MacArthurs illustrious career adding thathe would not say anything to discredit it Then he tore into MacArthurs arguments and contentions abou Korean policy Bradley said it was just not so that the president Secretary o State Acheson and Secretary of Defense Marshall have a policy all their own and that the join chiefs of staff have been over ridden He did not attribute that state ment to MacArthur but MacAr thur when testifying before the senators said he understood the joint chiefs had indorsed his pro posals and he assumed thej were vetoed by President Truman or Secretary Marshall Bradley said too the join chiefs who are the top military planners for the army navy and air force were in a better position than any theater commander to assess the risks of world war and the countrys military resources MacArthur had expressed doub his hitatChina proposals woulc bring on war with Russia and had declared he believed this country had the strength to meet the com munist threat wherever it ap peared Would Increase Risks But Bradley said the joint chiefs believe MacArthurs plan for blockading red China bombing Manchurian bases and using Chi nese nationalist troops would in crease the risks of World war III Red China is not the powerfu nation seeking to dominate the world Bradley declared adding Frankly in the opinion of the joint chiefs of staff this MacAr thur strategy would involve us in the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time and with the wrong enemy 600 FIREMEN MEET Ames 600 firemen were on hand Tuesday for the 27th annual Iowa fire school al Iowa State college The school continues through May 18 All About The WEATHER Mason City Thundershowers like ly Tuesday night with low near 60 Showers ending Wednesday morning High Wednesday near 80 Iowa 5Day Weather Temperatures will average two to 6 degrees above normal Normal high 71 Normal low 46 Showers Tuesday night and Wednesday Turning a lit tle cooler Thursday Warmer Friday and Saturday More showers likely Saturday and Sunday Rainfall will average in excess of onehalf inch Minnesota Mostly cloudy through Wednesday Occasional showers in south and east portions Tues day night and in south and east central portions Wednesday Cooler extreme north Tuesday night and except extreme south east Wednesday Low Tuesday 40 extreme northwest to near 60 extreme southeast High Wednes day 55 northwest to 75 extreme southeast GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday May 15 Maximum 72 Minimum 56 At 8 a m GS Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 76 Minimum 42 Marine Happy He Doesnt Have Cancer Tucson Ariz marine David J Arellano whose plea for treatment brought con gressional action to admit Ko rean war veterans to veterans hospitals was overjoyed Tuesday at news that he is not suffering from cancer The 21 year old former leath erneck was denied treatment at veteran hospital because the law provides free eoverntnent treatment only for veterans of declared wars He was admitted to Iima County hospital where physi cians disclosed he was suffering from grauuloma an infection of throat and not cancer as originally believed Arellanos case was placed before President Truman who asked congress to rectify the situation Congressmen respond ed with legislation giving Ko rean war veterans equal rights with those of World war II The marine was transferred to Tucson veterans hospital Mon day to be treated for the throat Infection Iowas Opposition to Freight Rate Increase Presented Des Molnes state of Iowas opposition to a 6 per cent freight rate increase proposed by the nations railroads was being presented before the interstate commerce commission in Wash ington Tuesday by 3 officials of the Iowa commerce commission Present at the Washington hear ing were Ernest Porter commerce counsel W A McClintock chiej of the rate division and Calvin Lammers statistician of the Iowa commission Meanwhile Walter Condran assistant commerce counsel said a hearing originally scheduled be fore the Iowa commission for to day on the railroads supplemental petition for a two per cent tem porary increase on shipments within Iowa has been postponed to June 13 Condran said the railroads had filed the request for a two per cent immediate increase on ship ments within Iowa after the 6 per cent rate increase request had been filed nationally Later the hearing on the two per cent im mediate increase was postponed by agreement with the carriers Condran said Bars Close for Election of One Torrance Cal ff All bars and liquor stores will close Friday because of Churles V Jones Jones name is the only one on the ballot which Torrance voters will cast for a seat on the board of trustees of El Camino junior college the only office to be filled English Alert 3000 Parachutists Big Refineries Threatened By JOSEPH MAZANDI Tehran Iran threat ened Tuesday to expel all British oil field workers from the country if they oppose seizure of the Brit ishowned oil industry by Iranian government Indications were the seizure might come quickly Britain retaliated by alerting 3000 men of the crack 16th para chute brigade for possible duty in the Persian gulf where the big refineries of the AngloIranian 00 company are situated The tense situation brought British Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison hurrying back to London from a holiday on the Isle of Wight But if British troops intervene in the oil field seizure it will mean the beginning of the 3rd World war the secretary of the Iranian parliamentary oil com mittee warned U S Ambassador Henry Grady urged Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh to avoid any precipi tous action in seizing the fields it was disclosed Grady said he also suggested that Iran delay nationalizing the oil industry until a mixed com mission could make a report on the issued Gradys recommendations were made before Mossadeghretiredto the sanctuary of the Iranian maj lis parliament buildirjg to escape threats of assassination and pos sibly pressure from the western powers on the nationalization is sue Japan to Confer Life Title to Mac Tokyo took steps Tuesday to create the title of state guest and confer its hon ors and privileges upon Gen Douglas MacArthur for life Premier ShigeruYoshida called his cabinet together to discuss a bill creating the title for the special benefit of MacArthur Semiofficial sources said a state guest would be exempted from all customs duties and tolls on visits to Japan and while here would be given a special escort and a state residence State guests would be invited to Japan on occasions of national ceremony suchas the coronation of a new emperor or inauguration of the first posttreaty Japanese government MAY COMMENCEMENT DCS Moines univer sitys 70th commencement week end will be May 2528 MISS HAWAII OP 1951Claire Keen old of Hawaiian and Chinese descent poses with her run nersup after she won the right to represent Hawaii at the Atlantic City Miss American contest next fall Second was Gloria Kanemura right who has Japanese English German and Scottish blood Blond Joan Scott a Cau casian blend of English Irish and French was 3rd   

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