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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doil MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIWSPAMft THAT MAKlS ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 G H Q R S HOME EDITION LVH Frew and Doited Full 1 Wlrw five Ccnta a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATUftDAY MAY 19 1951 This Paper Consists of Two One Ill President Appeals for U S Unity Senator Wiley Sees Whitewash By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington VP presiden Trumans new appeal for na tional unity in the face of th MacArthur controversy wa ranged Saturday alongside a re publican senators whitewash charge against democrats Mr Truman declared Frida night we are in the midst of on of the greatest crisis this coun try has ever faced He added tha unless the free nations successful ly meet the challenge the cas ualties in Korea will be one sma drop in the bucket compared t those from one of those horribl bombs we talk so much about That was an obvious allusion to what the president feels woul happen if an atomic attack wa loosed against the United State and its allies Heard In Korea Mr Truman bid for unity in a brief informal speech at a na tional armed forces day dinne here His remarks were broad cast to American and other United Nations troops in Korea Japan So was an address at the same dinner by Secretary of Defense Marshall who said the alliec forces in Korea have dissipatec the defeatism of a year ago and have given new life to the UN the North Atlantic treaty organ ization and the free world generally Neither the presidentnor Mar shall made any mention of Mr Trumans dismissal of Gen Douglas MacArthur from his Pacific commands But agains the background of the storm that stirred Mr Truman said You must quit your bickering here at home you must quit play ing petty politics A few hours before the presi dent spoke Senator Wiley R Wis had charged that a majority of the senate committee investi gating dismissal of MacArthur has a frantic desire to coverup and whitewash Wiley set forth the contention in a letter to Senator Russell D chairman of the combined senate armed forces and foreign relations committees conducting the inquiry A Washout Although Wiley a member of the group directed his accusation at the committee majority his office said later he was talking about the democrats on the com mittee He said the investigation may wind up as not only a white wash but a washout The Wisconsin senator wrote Hussell after being defeated 18 to 8 in the committee Thursday in an attempt to force Gen Omar N Bradley to relate what was said at a conference he and other top advisers had with Mr Truman April 6 5 days before MacArthur was fired Bradley volunteered however to testify about the conclusions reached at the conference which led to ouster of MacArthur He may do that when he returns to the witness stand Monday He al ready has told the committee he backed the presidents action Asked for comment on the Wiley letter Russell told report ers A senator of the United States has responsibility only to his con stituents and his own conscience and judgment 1 have no comment on Senator Wileys missive Jacob Coxey Dead at 97 Massillon Ohio Jacob S Coxey died Friday night 57 years after his ragged army of unemployed marched into Wash ington and into the nations his tory He was 97 and he spent more than twothirds of that long life fighting for a losing ing press money the government could use without paying interest to banks Coxeys army set out from here in the spring of 1894 on a 35day march to Washington The objective was to get congress to use the easymoney method for a giant roadbuilding program to ease the hardship brought on by the panic of 1893 The march failed But Coxeys belief in the ideas inspiring that march never wa vered Only 5 weeks ago on his birthday he voiced once more his enthusiasm for money reform as the answer to the countrys eco nomic troubles He had been in poor health for several years But he was active until a few months ago and his mind never lost its sharpness Funeral services wlil be held here Monday FALLS DEAD AT STORE Mt Ayr Johnston 47 operator of a Firestone store here along with his son Bill fell dead in front of the store Friday alght Death was attributed to a heart attack Britain Offers Help to Solve Iran Fight AP Wirephoto WELCOME Jeanette Watson 37 was welcomed home at Waterloo Fri day by sons Gene 8 left and Robert 5 after her release from Black Hawk county jail under a bond fixed by the Iowa supreme court She has been sen tenced to 6 months in the state womens reformatoryfor refusal to serve on the jury in the first degree murder trial of Buddy Beckwith Mrs Watson Out of Jail Home Again Waterloo ff A Waterloo mother was at home Saturday with her two small sons for whose sake she went to jail rather than serve as a juror in a murder trial Mrs Jeanette Watson 37 was released from the Black Hawk county jailFriday night after the Iowa supreme court agreed to hear her appeal from a 6 months con tempt of court sentence in the state womens reformatory The sentence was imposed by District Judge Shannon B Charl ton Thursday after Mrs Watson told him she could not sit on the jury because Ive got two chil dren at home with no one to take care of them Her two sons are aged 8 and 5 The supreme court declared her case would be reviewed at its September session It set bond of Jailed 26 Hours Mrs Watsons attorney drove to Des Moines filed an appealand returned to Waterloo to post the bond and free her from jail She had been in jail about 26 hours Mrs Watson left the jail arm in arm with her husband William 44 who had waited at the jail nearly 3 hours Its sure wonderful to be out of jail she said They treated me fine every minute I was in But being in jail is an experience you can do without believe me The case created a furore all over Iowa Governor William S Beardsley told a news conference he had received several protests by telephone and telegraph about the jailing of Mrs Watson Mrs Watson the wife of a Wa terloo tool designer was the 12th juror chosen to hear evidence in the retrial of Edward J Buddy Beckwith who is charged with slaying Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut in 1949 Later Agreed Mrs Watsons attorneys told the supreme court that after the iiousewife had been sentenced Judge Charlton was informed an tiour later that Mrs Watson had since found someone and that she was ready to take the oath and serve as a juror He said the prosecution was willing to accept icr then but the defense wasnt At the conclusion of the supreme court hearing Chief Justice Charles Wennerstrum personally telephoned the sheriffs office at Waterloo and told of the order set ting bond State Fails to Exhibit Slaying Garb Waterloo The state tried unsuccessfully Saturday to enter jloodstained clothing as exhibits n the Edward J Buddy Beck with murder trial and defense at torneys claimed the move was made to inflame the minds of the 11 jurors who are hearing the case District Judge Shannon B Charlton overruled the defense contention that the prosecutions action in placing the box of cloth ng on the floor in front of the udges bench was inflammatory The state had argued that there vas no other practical way to place the exhibits before the court When the state moved to for mally introduce the items of clothing as evidence however the court sustained a defense objection hat proper foundation had not jeen laid Not Established Sheriff John Meyer of Grundy eriter was in the witness stand at the time and the defense argued hat the state had not established vhere the items of clothing had seen since Beckwiths previous rial It was expected the state would renew its attempt later to introduce the clothing The articles include the clothes yorn by Mrs Irma Jean Stahl hut 22 Morrison la mother vhen she was slain the night of 22 1949 while operating the ayern she and her husband wnedAlso includedwere blood tained articles of clothing which heriff Meyer said he found in Beckwiths home following the laying The sheriff testified that he was ailed to the tavern by the wom ns husband Harvey who dis overed the body when he re urned home early in the morning rom Dike He also related that 4 Morrison men had found Beckwith a field and taken him to Jrundy Center after an allday earch The state presented 6 witnesses riday as the trial proper got nder way The prosecution ham nered away at the defense con ention that Beckwith was ren ered incapable of murder by eason of intoxication and in anity Husband a Witness One the opening day wit esses was Harvey Stahlhut lorrison tavern operator and iusband of the slain woman itahlhut who has since remarried pok issue with a defense conten ion that Mrs Stahlhut while perating the tavern in his ab ence the night of the killing had iven whisky to Beckwith Stahlhut said this contention vas untrue because there was no in the tavern By ROBERT B HEWITT Tehran Iran of fered Saturday to send a high ranking diplomatic mission to Iran to try to settle the bitter dispute over nationalization of the huge Britishowned AngloIran ian Oil company But the offer go a cool reception bythe Iranians The proposal was contained in a stiff noteof protest handed by British Ambassador Sir Francis M Shepherd to the Iranian for eign office Shepherd earlier had tried to present the note to Nationalisi Premier F Mohammed Mossa degh The premier barricaded in the parliament building since last Sunday because he said Moslem fanatics had threatened his life refused to see the British am bassador A Rebuff Aides said Mossadegh remain ing behind locked doors and boarded windows is suffering from fever But most Iranian pol iticians interpreted the action as a deliberate rebuff to the British Shepherd said the note offered new negotiations to amend the 1933 treaty which gives the Anglo Iranian Oil company production rights in Iran until 1993 He said the note also reiterated Britains stand that government seizure of the vast British holdings was a violation of that treaty Full contents of the note were not immediately disclosed here The text of the note as re leased by the foreign office in London called the nationalization of the company a unilateral ac tion without the companys con sent and said Britain may take the case before the international court of justice at The Hague if Iran persists in the nationaliza tion move U S Consulted Britain sent the note after con ferring at length with Washing on The U S reportedly fearing he communists may take advan age of the BritishIranian feud o stage a coup in this oilrich country on Russias southern bor ders has urged Iran to work out settlement with Britain on a friendly basis After being snubbed by Mos adegh Shepherd took the note to Foreign Minister Bagher Ka zemi After a 35minute confer ence with Kazemi which he de scribed as friendly Shepherd then drove to the palace of Shah Mo lammed Rezo Pahlevi He declined Lo comment on his talk with the Shah The next step in the dispute de pends on Irans answer to the of er of negotiation SAME Black flat means traffic death In past 21 hours Lad Killed When Run Over by Bus Minnis 7 son of Mr and Mrs Robert Minnis of Riceville was killed Friday when he was run over by a school bus driven by Curtis C Noble 52 The boy had been picked up by the bus and when it reached his home he got off ran around back of the vehicle and apparently slipped and fell under a rear wheel The driver believing the lad was clear of the bus started to o the wheel running over his body Sheriff Lewis Haberkorn of Osage who investigated the acci dent said the death was entirely accidental and that no blame would be attached to the driver who only a short time ago had been cited for his careful driving1 Yank Division Wards Off Heavy Enemy Blow Tornado Rips Texas Town of 5000 Two Killed 100 Injured Olney Texas A viciou tornado slashed through this north Texas town of 5000 Friday killing two persons and injuring 100 others Homes and businesses destroyec or damaged totaled about 300 said Mayor E C Hallman S Richardson city utility su pervisor made a tentative esti mate of a million dollars damage but said he had heard estimates up to 3 million A late count showed 18 persons still in the hospital with frac tured bones and lacerations Three were seriously hurt Early Saturday weary rescue workers continued searching the wreckage Were looking under those iouses We hope to God we don find anything said G H Roach Jr local cattleman and civilian defense director 50 Homes Destroyed Roach estimated about 50 homes destroyed with another 50 dam aged beyond repair Only a few sections had elec tricity Gas was turned off to pre vent fires from leaking mains Dazed residents poked through piles of broken lumber that hac seen their homes Some houses just disappeared Mayor Hallman said It just lifted up some of the louses in the air and threw them to the ground all torn up he said Mrs J T Temple 73 was blown rom her demolished home anc tilled Her husband died 4 hours ater in the hospital Police Chief John Wilkins saw he storm approaching and turnec on the fire alarm a signal for a tornado The tornado slammed into Ol ney from the southwest and veerec oward the northeast It rippec hrough an area 4 blocks wide anc 10 or 15 blocks long Church Smashed It smashed the American Luth eran church demolished a row o residences took a lighter swipe al he high and grammar schools dipped down to strike more homes and then roared into the business section At least 5 business con cerns were leveled Principal A G Been saw the unnel approach and warned high school students to go to the base ment of the building Elementary school students were getting into juses as the storm approached They hurried back into the build ng The windows were blown out of he schools but no students were njured Heavy rain and hail fell dur ng the storm or its wheat oil and ranching about 50 miles south of Wichita Falls Warm Welcome for Norwegian Prime Minister Decorah warm welcome was being prepared here Saturday or Einar Gerhardsen prime min ister of Norway Gerhardsen will visit Luther college Sunday and will speak at banquet being given in his lonor The Norwegian prime minister las served in that capacity since Norways liberation in 1945 Dur ng German occupation he was a var prisoner for several years Gerhardsen is visiting Norwe gian centers of the west and mid west He arrived in Chicago Friday on the first leg of his visits in this area and Saturday he opened a Norwegian industrial exhibit in Chicago The prime ministers itinerary ncludes a visit to St Olaf college it Northficld Minn on Monday ollowed by stops at Minneapolis St Paul Fnrgo and Grand Forks N Dak and Seattle Wash SADDLE CLUB RIDES Boone of 15 cen tral Iowa Saddle clubs are e sected to join members of the 3oone Saddle club in a trail ride Sunday About 200 persons are expected to participate About The WEATHER Mason City Mostly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with rain showers Low Saturday night 60 cooler Sunday High 70 to 75 owa Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Saturday night and in the south and east portion Sun day Low Saturday night 55 to 60 northwest 60 to G5 southeast The high Sunday 75 to 80 Wind southerly 12 to 18 M P H Sun day except shifting to west northwest over the northwest half of the state Sunday Fur ther outlook Considerable cloudiness Monday and Tues day with widely scattered show ers becoming quite warm again by Tuesday Minnesota Partly cioudy Satur day and Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms south and east portions Satur day night Cooler Sunday and in northwest portion Saturday night Low Saturday night 50 55 northwest 55GO southeast High Sunday 6570 north 70 75 south GlobeGazette Weather Statis ics lor the 24 hours ending at 8 m Saturday May 19 Maximum 80 Minimum 58 At 8 a m 66 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 48 NORTH KOREA AP Wirephoto CONTINUING RED arrows indicate red attacks on the Korean front Saturday In the break through area east of Chunchon the U S second division hurled back waves of advancing Chinese East ofSeoul reds across the Pukhan river were aiming at Yangpyong North of Seoul a twopronged drive against thecapital was gaining momentum Armed Forces Day Brings Flexing of U S Muscles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In scores of speeches and a dis play of flexing military muscle the nation Saturday paid tribute to itsunified armed forces a home and on the field of battli in Korea Eight of the worlds mighties aircraft th B36 battleship of the air thundered over cities from to the Pacifl and Canada to Mexico Grounc forces marched while tanks and artillery clanked beside them Th1 navy put its warshipson show In Korea soldiers sailors ma rines and airmen battled grimlj to hold back communist aggres sion while the military buildup demonstrated at home is com pleted Saturday the armed services are playing hosts to the public They are holding open house at mos of their installations Genera Marshall has invited all citizens to visit the military posts neares them In the U S ports the navy has 177 vessels which will be open to public inspection Many of them have recently returned from the Korean war zone The air force has 8 of its mon ster bombers flying from city to city from 6 a m CST until late Olney is in Young county noted in the afternoon Pacific Standard Time Flying singly they will pass over more than 250 cities anc military installations including the capitals of all the 48 states Much of the newest military equipment will be on display at some of the celebrations A Rus sianmade tank captured by U S forces in Korea will be among the Washington exhibits The president Saturday is re viewing a parade on Constitution avenue Three heroes of the Korean war will receive the medal of honor from the president in a ceremony it the white house The recipients are First Lt Carl H Dodd of Kenvir Ky Mst Sgt Ernest R of Dwight Nebr and Sgt John A Pittman of Tallula Miss Students Give Boone Teacher a Present Boone of Robert F Shorb industrial arts teacher at Boone have presented him with a gift luggage in appreci ation of his work with them Shorb Friday expressed his gratitude for the gift Shorb is challenging the school boards re usal to renew his contract He contends the board refuses o renew the contract because he vill not agree to send his son to public school The son has been ittcncling a Catholic parochial chool The board stated Shorb had said ic did not want the contract re newed It maintains no religious wcjudicc is involved Krasclicl Visits DCS Moines Des Moines Gov ernor Nelson G Kraschel Harlan made his first visit to Des Moines Friday since he suffered a light stroke on his farm east of Harlan last September Hunt Painter for Killing at Waukort Bloodhounds Find No Trace Waukon Waukon house wife was shot to death Friday night and a statewide alarm was given after a posse with blood hounds futilely huntedthe Wau kon area for the womans husband who is wanted for questioning in the case Sheriff Will Huffman of Alla makee county said Mrs Art Klem me about 55 wife of a Waukon painter died within about 15 min utes after the shooting which oc curred on the street near the Klemme home at about lip m Mrs Clarence Klemme about 22 who had been living with her parentsinlaw while her husband is in service was hospitalized with critical wounds The sheriff said she was shot down as she ran to get help after her motherinlaw was wounded She was in an oxy gen tent and was being given transfusions Saturday The younger Klemme was re ported enroute home to his wifes aedside from Camp Pickett Va The sheriff said Klemme his wife and daughlcrinlaw had aeen downtown together during the evening He said he had found 10 direct witnesses to the shooting A mortician told the sheriff he had seen Art Klemme during the evening and that the painter jok ngly remarked he might have some business for him Sheriff Huffman said it is be ieved Klemme may have been iven a ride by a passing motorist following the shooting He said a nightlong search with blood lounds was made in Waukon and ts immediate vicinity The elder couple had been di vorced once several years ago Huffman said but had been re married There were reports that Reds Gather for Another Mass Effort Chinese Led to Slaughter By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo U S second division beat off vicious attacks by thousands of Chinese reds on the Korean eastcentral front Satur day while other Americans slaughtered hundreds of North Koreans who tried to assault the outskirts of Seoul On the central front Chinese se cured firm footholds south of the Pukhan river but allied forces had not moved substantially An American officer said Saturday night the central front was an anchor for the eastern front de fenders staggering under furious communist blows Cut To Pieces The drive on Seoul was made at 6 a m in full sunlight by 4 bat talions of North Korean reds It immediately hung up in the mine fields and barbed wire of the best laid allied position of the entire war There the American in fantry aided by air and artillery quickly cut the enemy to pieces Eighty prisoners were of the biggest single bags of the war They said their commanders had told them Seoul was deserted and they could walk in alter brushing aside a light screening force After this suicidal failure of the reds American armored patrols ranged north to Uijongbu 11 miles from Seoul and returned without drawing any fire v The whole front quieted Satur day afternoon but American officers believed the reds were merely regrouping for a new effort Some officers said they believed 4 days of slaughterby the UN allies finally had sapped the strength of communists trying to crack the central front A briefing officer at U S 8th army headquarters sounded the first optimistic note since the reds launched their second spring of fensive The situation is shaping up he said The 10000 Killed second division and its French and Dutch components fought out of a red trap Friday Field dispatches said they killed 10000 or more reds Col John C Coughlin of Santa Fe N Mex who led one regi ment back to allied lines after 36 hours of entrapment said We slaughtered so many their blood covers our boots because we had to walk over them to get into the new perimeter The second was flanked and surrounded for a time because South Korean forces on its right collapsed under the first impact of the new red smash Nothing was heard from the South Korean division crumpled by the reds on the first day of their drive If the South Koreans hadnt aeen forced back Coughlin said we would have piled so many thinks on the minefields to our ront that our own troops would not have been able to climb over the hills of bodies Wanted Revenge Coughlin added that a captured red said the communists had spe cial orders to destroy the second division They wanted revenge for the defeat we handed them at Chip yong and Wpnju when we smashed their offensive last winter In meeting one of the renewed red attacks Saturday the second division troops let reds advance within close machinegun range Then while the rapid firing guns poured out a withering fire tanks roared out and picked off surviv ing reds The main red blows were struck east and west of Hangye 55 miles northeast of Seoul To the west Chinese troops i crossed the Hongchon river in Washington CUfi The wage force in front of American and hey did not get added along well he Board Okays Wage Hike for Meat Workers stabilization board Friday votedj South Korean 8 to 4 with industry members dissenting to approve a 9 cents threat of new the traditional lines posing a tach gome wore white clothes of an hour pay hike for 220000 j Korean civilians A F L and C I O Meat Packjanimnls burdened with supplies ng Workers The boards decision The reds surrounded a South was its Korean force which held high irst step in shattering the 10 perground in the Hongchon reservoir cent limit on wage increases over area but the South Koreans Tanuary 1950 levels The meat fought clear with the support of Backers had won an U cents pay ncrcasc last year and negotiated mother 11 cents raise in February 951 Under the second 11 cents in rease only 3 cents fell under the j back without losses navy planes No Losses American patrols ran into heavy enemy automatic weapons and mortar fire in the area but pulled 0 per cent limit The boards action apparently taved off a strike by A F L and I O unions which had been hrcatcncd for midnight Sunday Allied officers said the reds still had a considerable buildup on the central front and could bt expected to renew their attacks at any time   

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