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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Doily Newspaper Edited tor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI THAT MAMS ALL MOUTH IOWANS N 1 1 6 H 0 R V VOL LVII United Full MASON CITV IOWA FKIDAV MAY IS 1951 This Paper Consists ol Two One 190 MacArthur Astonished at Presidents Tale By JACK BELL Washington jumped Friday at the chance to widen the political fuss President Truman has stirred up by his firing of Gen Douglas MacArthur Mr Trumans assertion he had considered dismissing the Pacific commander on and off for a year brought from MacArthur an expression o astonishment and from Sen Hickenlooper Rlowa charge the president had de ceived the people with previou statements of support MacArthur in a statement is lued in New York said his aston ishment at Mr Trumans remark bordered on incredulity He add ed It is difficult to reconcili this with my appointment by him as Commanderinchief of th United Nations command in Ko rea That was last June Sect Overthrow Mr Truman also told his news conference Thursday the repub licans are trying to overthrow th foreign policy of the Unitec States This brought a retort from Sen ator Brewster a foreign relations committee member He told a reporter we cant over throw it when we dont know wha it is The president said he decidec he needed a new general in the far east when MacArthur called on the Chinese communists in Ko rea on March 24 to negotiate a truce in advance of a proposed presidential peace proposal MacArthur replied to this top in the statement issued by hi chief aide Maj Gen Courtnej Whitney No Exception Taken The deposed general said he hac twice previously tried to obtain a ceasefire agreement both times without conferring with higher authority and without the slight est exception being taken there to As for the March 24 offer to the Chinese red commander MacAr thur said Such action on my part could only be regarded as supplemen tary to and in full support of any political move toward peace un less an agreement was in contem plation on the enemys own terms In an expansive mood at his news conference the president also said that 1 Secretary of State Acheson cautioned at an April 6 white house conference against MacAr thurs removal on grounds it would stir up a political fuss And it did he was right the president added with a grin 2 He is happy the senate armed forces and foreign relations com mittees upheld Thursday a ruling that Gen Omar Bradley did not have to divulge what was said by whom at the April 6 white house meeting Bradley to Return That decision was taken by the committees by an 18 to 8 vote They then postponed until Mon day the reopening of hearings into MacArthurs ouster calling off a session planned for Friday Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff will return to the stand Monday His testimony was interrupted two days ago when he declined to recount to senators conversations at the white house conference 5 days before MacAr thur was fired Bradley argued that was a con fidential matter between the pres ident and his advisers Mr Tru man agreed The presidents disclosure o Achesons part in that conference prompted an observation b Brewster that the secretary of state now ought to be willing to explain his attitude fully to the committees On the other hand Chairman Connally of the sen ate foreign relations committee old a reporter the presidents statements ought to set at rest re ports he was influenced by some jody else in his decision to sack MacArthur Hickenlooper said it appears the president the public for a ong time by saying he backed up VlacArthur while as he now ad mits he had it in mind to replace him BULLETIN POStAL RATE GRANTED Washington inter state commerce commission Fri day authorized the postoffice department to make an average 25 per cent increase in parcel post rates rAll About The WEATHER Mason City Brief rain showers Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night60 Saturday part ly cloudy with high of 80 owa Considerable cloudiness Fri day night withscattered show ers in west and central por tions Low Friday night 6065 Saturday considerable cloudi showers north to 8085 south Further local showers continuing Sun day and Monday with tempera tures averaging above normal Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with occa ness High with scattered Saturday 7580 AP Wirephoto WOMAN JUROR didnt think it could hap pen said Mrs Jeannette Watson 37 a Waterloo mother of two children after District Judge Shannon E Charlton sentenced her to 6 months in the womens reformatory for contempt after she refused to take the oath as a juror in the Edward J Beckwith murder trial in Water loo Waterloo Housewife Faces Prison Term for Oafh Refusal sional treme near Low except perior close to Lake elsewhere showers Warmer ex east Friday night and Lake Superior Saturday Friday night around 60 4555 near Lake Su High Saturday near 70 Superior 7682 GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m lay 18 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 68 59 63 03 72 47 Waterloo ff An attractive mother who said she didnt under stand that she would not be able o go home or communicate with ler family if she served on a murder trial jury was in jail Fri day on a contempt of court charge District Judge Shannon B Charlton sentenced Mrs Jeanette WatsonFriday to 6 months in the womens reformatory after she re fusedto take the jurors oath The 37yearold woman told the ourt she could not serve because she had no one to care for her two boys 8 old They talk about juvenile de inquency she said My children are running around the neigh borhood The judge told her she should lave indicated earlier that she could not serve He explained her rights advised her to see an at orney and recessed court to give ler a chance to change her mind Every Opportunity When she again insisted after the recess that she could not take the oath Judge Charlton said he felt he had given her every op portunity but was now compelled to sentence her Later in the day a second reces was granted by the judge in an effort to allow Mrs Watson h said to purge herself of con tempt When she still insisted shi could not take the oath until sb had someone to care for her chil dren the judge said she mus serve her sentence Mrs Watson a former schoo teacher is one of 9 women se lected for the jury Every othe member has children some o them young Several of the mothers wep when Judge Charlton first an nounced Thursday the juror would not be allowed to go honu or communicate with their fami lies Murder trial juries are not always segregated in Iowa The jury for the murder trial of Edward J Buddy Beckwith was finally completed Thursday after nearly 4 days tedious ques tioning of 112 talismen Second Trial It was the second trial for Beck with who previously had been convicted and sentenced to hang for slaying a woman in 1949 The state supreme court re versed his conviction and ordered a new trial One reason for th reversal was a defense contention Chinese Press Big Drive Despite Huge Casualties Reefs Gain 20 Miles in 3 Days that it was forced to ited challenges to rt use its lim pros GlobeGazette photo by Sorlicn NEW LEAGUE elected officers of the League of Women Vot ers of Iowa named at the closing session of the state convention Friday at the Hotel Hanford include standing left to right Mrs Vincent Knowlis of Iowa City first vice president Mrs David L Ross of Grinnell president Mrs J R Kleinschmidt of Grinnell secretary and seated right Maurice Noun of Des Moines directors Mrs John Hehnke of Burlington who was not at the convention was also elected a director Elected to the nominating com mittee for a 2 year term were Mrs Herbert S Arthur of Ames Mrs Roy Lane of Sioux City Mrs William Porter of Iowa City and for a one year term Mrs L Miss Margaret Stevenson of Davenport and left Mrs J Weber of Waterloo and Mrs James Schramm of Burlington Present officers and board members whose terms continue next year include Mrs James Leach of Davenport second vice president Mrs C H Vondacek of Cedar Rapids treasurer Mrs Ralph Finkbine of Atlantic Mrs Theodore Stroud of Des Moines and Mrs O H Wicse of Colfax Mrs O H Hauptmann of Grinnell and Mrs John Bain of Mason City continue on the nominating committee Polls were open for voting Thursday afternoon and Friday morning and announcement of the election results was made by Mrs Tasker Henderson of Des Moines chairman of the elections pective jurors it claimed Judgi Charlton should have removec earlier on his own authority When court reconvened Mrs Watson again refused to take the oath The judge then imposed the 6 month sentence He first set appeal bond a but later announced tha he had no authority to set the bond He said that would have to be fixed by the supreme cour after the appeal was filed Not a Refusal In a last minute effort to straighten out the matter Ray Reed an attorney for Mrs Watson told Judge Charlton she had no intended to refuse to serve on the jury She had only meant he said to ask a delay until she made arrangements for her family But Judge Charlton declared Mrs Watson has not purged her self of contempt She was then taken to the county jail Mrs Watson remained calm throughout the controversy bu her husband was much perturbed How am I going to take care of those kids he asked reporters 11 Killed 60 Hurt in Train Crash Bryn Mawr Pa G A McLaughlin Lower Merion township police superintendent said 11 persons are known to have been killed in the crash of two famed Pennsylvania railroad trains here Friday Authoritative reports said at least 60 others were injured of them seriously A spokesman for the PRR said the 19car Philadelphia Night Ex press had been halted on a signal indicating that something might ae dragging from underneath the train It was while the crew was try ing to detect the drag that the Red Arrow smashed into the rear sleeping car from Cleve and it and splitting it in half This lad a sleeping capacity of 24 the spokesman said but he added lad not been determined many passengers actuaily here Two other cars of the were derailed The engine of the Red Arrow losed straight into the air umbled on to its side Behind the ocomotive were two unoccupied train crew dormitory and a baggage car both of which were derailed Had these two cars been oc cupied it was speculated the loss of life likely would have been greater i Irregular Tactics Used McKinleys Say Clerical Errors Admitted by USDA By DICK HABEIN GlobeGazette Staff Member S department agriculture officials used irregu ar methods in the election amend the federal potato marke ng order H L McKinley an Sons St Ansgar potato grower charged Friday USDA attorneys admitted ei ors were made but told Glen ifford Washington a ex aminer that they were cleric errors Gifford has been assigne jy the USDA to hear charges tha he McKinleys violated the mar order Affidavits From 13 Thirteen potato growers in Wa ivorth county Wis have sub rnitted affidavits to show that the voted against the amendment potato marketing order No while USDA tabulations sho hem as voting for it McKinley attorneys told the examiner Other charges included 1 That the USDA failed or re used to submit the marketin agreement referendum to handle of potatoes before issuing th amended order 2 That the USDA in conductin he producers referendum c used the eligible voters and de Drived the producers of a chanc o vote 3 That the USDA manipulate prices during August and Septem ber 1950 in such a way as to in fluence the balloting in favor the referendum and destroy a fre election choice The charges were contained i an amended petition handed Fr day by McKinleys attorneys Gifford a former Indiana judj now working for the USDA Explanation Offered Handing of copies of the amende petition by McKinleys attorneys 1 reporters of the GlobeGazette an the Waterloo Courier caused a argument in the hearing betwee the opposing attorneys The USD attorneys asked the names of th reporters and when they wer given the explanation of clerica errors was offered Judge Gifford then ruled that th hearing scheduled before him fo Friday could not be held His rul ing was based partly on the fac that USDA attorneys asked tha McKinleys attorneys not be al lowed to subpoena certain officials including Secretary Bran nan and not be allowed to sub poena ballots used in the referen dum on the grounds that they ar confidential under administra tion regulations The hearing Friday was to hav oeen the 3rd step in proceeding by the USDA against the McKin eys Previously U S Distric Judge Henry N Graven had issue temporary injunction against th VTcKinleys to prevent them from selling potatoes which had no been federally inspected as re quired by marketing order No 6 Admit Defying Order Judge Graven last Friday deniei a government motion to make th njunction permanent and indi cated that he would hear the en ire matter only on appeal afte he McKinleys had exhausted al appeal possibilities within th USDA The McKinleys have admitted defying the USDA potato market ng order No 60 on the ground hat it is dictatorial and md should be declared void The attorneys for the govern ment were Frank A Gallagher and bhn A Harris both of Chicago egional attorneys for USDA Rep esenting the McKinleys were Al en Whitfield and R D Mock o DCS Moines Joseph Casey Osage nd Harry Knipp Janesville Wis Judge Gifford asked the attor neys to try to reach an agreement ivhich could shorten the hearing ie will hold the hearing at a later date express SAME means traffic dctlh in 21 houra past AP Wlrcplioto WAVES OF REDS CONTINUE ar rows locate the main communist drives against UN forces in Korea The reds crossed Pukhan river southwest of Chunchon and launched major offensives from Ghun chon to the east coast Solid arrows are allied defense operations Helps Posse Hunt for Himself Escapes Twice in 72 Hours Frank Karpa Gets 72 Years T i p to n ff Swift justic caught up with jailbreakin Frank Karpa Friday in the torn of a 72 year sentence to Fort Mad ison state prison Karpa arrested Thursday nigh by Cedar Rapids police pleads guilty to multiple charges o burglary larceny of motor ve hides and jail escape before Dis trict Judge M C Haniiel The judge game him 10 year on two of the burglary counts 2 on another 30 years for auto thef and two years for breaking jail Sheriff C R Willey started th prisoner on his way to Fort Madi son a short time later Karpa whoso aliases wer more numerous than his escapes was brought here a few hour earlier from Cedar Rapids Hec been kept overnight in jail there Loose Since Tuesday Officers said the fugitive wa driving a pickup truck stolen from the Art Ibsen farm near Clarence when he was caught after havinj been on the loose since Tuesday He broke out of the Cedar countj iail here then for the 2nd time in 72 hours Interviewed by newsmen for a radio station following his capture arpa told them his name was Joseph Sharney and admittec jeing one of 6 convicts who es caped from the Lincoln Nebr jai May 4 The prisoner gave the newsmen bragging story claiming scvera close calls with the law in south eastern Iowa during his brief free dom from jail here His claims were discounted by aw officers Sheriff Willey in par icular denying a story by Karpa hat the officer had been locked n a cell when the fugitive made lis break this week Helps Posse Hunt As the first day of the search went on Karpa told his inter hewers that he mingled with he posse and went right along vith them I walked down the treet in Tipton and got some ecr While I was in the tavern asked a guy whats going on in own The guy tells me he did it gain So I said Who and he told me Karpa got away again So I ay Ill keep an eye open for im Then I got some xvhisky and vhen I heard about my supposed be wearing a pea coat I got id of it On Tuesday afternoon Karpa aid while walking on Tiptons main street a highway patrol nan one of two eying him call d to him Karpa related that he of them added you dont fit the description at all So I told them Id sure keep an eye open for him Then I walked away It sure was easy Karpa told his questioners lhalj he was once so close to the searchers while hiding in a corn field that he could have reached out and touched them Then on Wednesday night Kar pa claimed he joined a posse looking for him and walked along with them hunting himself He said he ran 3 road blocks Wednesday the car going into the ditch on the 3rd and Karpa fleeing on foot The fugitive said he heard one guy yell here he comes and then another yelled there he goes They fired some shot at me Ten you say Well they couldnt hit the side of a barn door He denied that he broke into a farm house Wednesday night and stole some ham and bread his interviewers said I havent had a thing lo eat since Saturday he told news men He said he wanted to get out of this part of the iginally he had given his home as Franklin N got lost Cedar county authorities in dicated that Karpa might be taken from the Cedar Rapids jail Fri day to Anamosa state reformatory for safe keeping pending his trial on charges of driving a stolen car and breaking into two filling stations Cedar County Attorney Walter Risemiller said Karpa would be charged with larceny of auto wo counts counts and breaking counts Plis first escape In which he limbed out the window of a rest in the Cedar county court 10USC hours resulted freedom in only a few He was recap ured soon after in a barn But the second one had most of ledar county in a dither for 3 days Several Posses Posses ranging in o more than 200 size from 15 persons had iplon almost uesday Communists Disregard Slaughter Yank Division Fights Way Out Tokyo dementi of an American division fought south through massed Chinese in castcentral Korea Friday as the reds pressed a gigantic offensive on the entire front with callous disregard for the slaughter of their own men The thousands of communiet losses were staggering but by sheer weight of numbers the reds were pushing back the UN line across Korea and had gained as much as 20 miles in 3 days of bloody attack In the west red columns reached within 10 miles of Seoul Fighting raged on both the eastern and northern approaches to the old South Korean capital Correspondent William C Bar nard on the eastcentral front re ported that the American elements which had been in great trouble had crashed through infiltrating Chinese to their rear Yanks Exposed Two South Korean units were badly mauled It was the foldiip of the South Koreans that exposed the right flank oftne Americans The threatened UrS infantrymen piled up the reds with gun fire One officer said I think most of these Chinese aredoped They wade right through machine gun fire or artillery fire A spectacular artillery barragis helped one unit escape through the Chinese block The big guns ringed the Americans as they moved south and held the Chinese at bay Other elements of the American division were holding firm It was not clear from closely censored field reports whether the holii through which the Chinese wera pouring had been plugged Across the flaming warfront the communists pressed forward in human sea waves despite massed allied artillery fire and searing air attacks Field dispatches said the toll of red dead was terrific But still the communists poured southward put of the North Korean massing areas This was the Chinese reds 5th offensive since they entered the war in late November And it ap peared to be shaping up as their mightiest aimed red prisoners said to throw the allies out of Korea by the June 25 first anniversary of the communist in vasion Van Fleet Confident Red commanders had a pool of 1141000 available troops in Korea and Manchuria the UN com mand said And they were reckless in the way they spent them The great red assault is doomed to failure Lt Gen James Van Fleet confidently told his allied ground forces every day since UN massed artillery fired at record speed to cut attacking wavesto pieces Allied airmen complained Friday afternoon that they couldnt find many red tar ets Field dispatches said the bugle Dlowing horn tooting Chinese fell by the thousands under geysering artillery explosions One U S battalion on the central front claimed an alltime record for speed on sustained fire Barbed wire strung extensively around before UN positions jn Korea for More than 200 persons pounded hrough woodlands on the James Joffitt farm Wednesday night fter Karpa was reported to have ecn seen trying to stool a car in the first time was hung with gruesome garlands of Chinese Two thousands miles of fire were stretched in front of one unit Fullbacks Front line dispatches gave this alkcd over to the officer and sked what was wanted The patrolman told him Kar a said were looking for a guy lat escaped from the jail and ion he asked me did you ever wn a pea jacket I said no and sked them what did he the man ought look like Easy The patrolman told me but one eveci to through a be Karpa road block hid sped sot up by two highway patrolmen The of ficers fired 9 shots at the car and the driver jumped out let the auto careen into n ditch and ran off into the woods And officers believed Karpa was the burglar who climbed a water spout and robbed the rooms of Dr G K Dice Tipton dentist of Tuesday night int area Heavy fog forced dispicture Friday night looking onlmuancc of the search across the front from west to east Late Tuesday night a man be American forces pulled back from Utjongbu 11 miles north of Seoul Red screening forces pushed to within 10 miles of the old South Korean capital An armored UN patrol was stopped 10 miles east of Seoul by a red mine field covered by auto matic weapons fire A series of red attacks failed to break UN lines in the westcentral front Friday South Koreans patched up the only dent But massing Chi
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