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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Noffth Doily Newspaper Edited tat MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 6 N 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LVII United Prow FulJ Low Five Cents MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 28 1951 Piper Consist of Two 113 Grange Chief Predicts Meat Rationing Soon Rollback Will Cut Supply He Says By OVID A MARTIN Waihincton fP Herschel D Newsom master of the National Grange predicted Tuesday that the governments present program of price controls will force ration ing of meat before very long He said a recent rollback in cat tle and meat prices will increase consumer buying power to the ex tent that there will not be enough meat to go around As a consequence he said con sumers closest to areas of produc tion and slaughter will be able to get more than their share with consumers distant from those areas going without No Evidence Price Director Michael V Di Salle has contended there is n evidence which would indicat any early need lor rationing o meat Newspm made his forecast in connection with a luncheon spon sored by 5 major farm organiza tions for newsmen All 5 issue statements expressing opposition to various phases of the govern ments stabilization program as affects agriculture Representatives of the Grange were called too to testify before the house banking committee along with cattle industry spokesmen on extension of the defense produc tion act due to expire June 3C The act provides the authority fo wage and price controls The senate banking committee occupied with the same subject turned Tuesday to the problems 01 holding down rents and making i tougher to buy a home It took up an administration request for ex tension and tightening the rent control law and another for au thority to extend credit curbs now applicable only on new home purchases to resale of older build ings Disputed Order The committee wound up hear ings Monday on the hotly dis puted beef price rollback hearing testimony from more witnesses for the packing industry and cattle raisers denouncing the order as unfair and unvvorkable Norman Moser of DeKalb Tex testified that we were kept in the dark concerning Price Direc tor DiSalles meat price control plans although he said the law requires consultation with industry advisors Moser is a member of the na tional livestock industry advisory committee He said the commit tee met only one day with officials of the office of price stabilization before the order was issued and that DiSalle was present about 15 minutes Iranians Fight Over New Premier Tehran Iran of Nationalist Premier F Mohammed Mossadegh clashed Tuesday with demonstrators at a communist backed railway union rally called to denounce Mossadeghs govern ment Fists flew in parliament square as the angry unionists attacked a small group who invaded the area shouting long live Mossadegh The cry of death to Mossa degh went up from the ranks of the union which is regarded as controlled by the underground communists The aged ailing premier swept into office 3 weeks ago by the popular clamor for nationalization of the Britishowned AngloIran ian Oil company may have heard the denunciation of his govern ment He is barricaded behind locked doors and boarded windows in an improvised office in the rear of the parliament building claim ing threats have been made against his life The demonstration was the first public attack on Mossadegh and pointed up communist opposition to the nationalist premier who is just as intent apparently as the communists to drive Britons and Americans out of this country He is behind the nationalization move Speakers at the rally accused the premier one of this countrys wealthiest men of continuing the reign of corrupt politicians and draaging his feet on reforms in cluding nationalization The outburst underscored the turbulent situation in this country astride the Soviet Unions southern border The shah is reported to have warned Mossadegh Saturday that his extreme nationalistic speeches were creating a danger ous situation which might drive Iran Into the arms of communism SAME ik meant irtfflt 4tith In lut 21 ClobeOazettfr photo bv Sorlien CONVENTION LEADERS The Rev Fredrick Boldt Newton left is president of the Iowa synod of the United Lutheran church and has charge of the sessions of the 3day convention being held at Central Lutheran church in Mason City Doctor James F Beasom Jr Los Angeles is president of the California synod and represents the ULCA at the convention here The Rev Marvin 0 Lee left host pastor is discussing the program with his visitors Beasom Asks United Lutherans for Uncompromising Position Beckwith Defense Contested Waterloo first degree murder retrial of Edward J Buddy Beckwith continued Tuesday after vigorous but unsuc cessful defense opposition Monday to admitting Beckwiths alleged confession into evidence District Judge Shannon B Charlton in ordering the signed statement into evidence held that he statement should go before the ury for its decision as to its ver acity The defense contended that the statement in which Beckwith ad nitted the mutilation slaying of Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut of Mor ison was actually the work of State Agent Max Studer andnot of Beckwith Jury Excused The jury was excused Monday afternoon and Beckwith took the stand for 30 minutes regarding his confession I did not read the confession he testified I did not understand what it was nor what it con tained I have read it since then Mr Studer told me he would beat me t I did not cooperate He tolc me if I would cooperate he woulc ry to see what he could do for me with the judge That was be ore they started to question me I was not told I could be rep by counsel I did not know I had a right to legal coun el until I was arraigned in court1 Under State Prosecutor Robert Suckmasters cross examination lowever Beckwith admitted he ad signed the confession volun arily and that he had not been mistreated or abused in any way Sheriff John Meyer of Grundy Bounty w h o was present when Beckwith made the statement estified that Beckwith talked in a low tone and his confession was epeated by Studer to be taken iown in long hand by the then lounty Attorney Bliss Wil oughby William Meyer the heriffs son also was present and nade some notes Meyer said Sheriff Talks The sheriff also testified that ae found no liquor in the tavern vhere the slaying took place He aid he searched the place the day after the killing Mrs Stahlhuts body was found n a walkin cooler at her hus lands tavern in Morrison June 2 1949 The statement attributed to Beckwith gave details of his early ife his army service 19421946 ncluding 11 months in the Pa ific his stay at a hospital rest amp his marriage and separa ion The document went on to say bat Beckwith worked at the John Jeere plant in Waterloo the day if the slaying going to the Stahl lut tavern later for beer Mrs Stahlhut asked Beckwith o help at the tavern because her lusband was going to be away n the evening Beckwith was quoted as saying The statement ecounted that she asked Beck ivith if hewas interested in her and when he attempted to put an arm around her she asked him o leave Then the document said Beck vith returned with a knife and itabbed her HIGHER THAN NORMAL Des Moines if 14 trips by state employes at tate expense to various parts of he nation on state business was granted Monday by the state ex cutive council The total was higher than normal Delegates representing 34 con gregations in the Iowa synod of the United Lutheran Church of America gathered in Mason City Tuesday for the second day of the annual state convention Highlight of the Tuesday fore noon session was the report of the Rev James P Beasom Jr presi dent of the California synod and representative of the U L C A at the Iowa convention He challenged convention dele gates to meet the chaotic world situation with power and with glory of God Too many are at tempting to solve the worlds problems with power alone he declared Doesnt Fear Russia I am not afraid of communism or of Russia Doctor Beasom stated They will fail the speak er declared for mistakes always are made when power is used without glory of God He pointed to the downfalls of nations which have tried to attain goals by the use of power alone From a truly believing heart comes the constraining influence of the gospel of Jesus demon strated in church service Doctor Beasom said as he directed his thinking toward the churchs 1951 program Wiley Denies Hes Out to Get Demos Russell Accuses Senators Motives UR Sen Alex ander Wiley Tuesday denounced as a damned lie any suggestion that he is plotting to get some administration wit nesses in the senates investigation of Gen Douglas MacArthurs dis missal At the same time Chairman Richard B Russell ac cused Wiley of reflecting on the integrity and motives of majority members of the senate armec servicesforeign relations commit tee The committee which is con ducting the MacArthur investiga tion voted 18 to 8 last week tha Gen Omar N Bradley need no answer Wiley questions about a confidential conversation between Bradley and President Truman Six republicans voted with the majority Wiley charged during the week end that democratic members he committee are employing whitewash and coverup tac tics He and Russell clashed as the committee recalled Bradley chair man of the joint chiefs of staff for his 4th session before the group U S Military Hopes for Negotiated Peace All About entire church program is motivated by the gospel of Jesus Christ It must be generated from the bottom up rather than from the top down Doctor Beasom told the convention delegates Missionary Reports At the afternoon session the Rev Earl D Guequierre mission ary to leave from Argentina gave the first of two reports on Lu theranmission work in the South American country His second re port was to be given Wednesday morning Great success hasbeen realized by mission workin Argentina Mr uequierre stated But he added hat more mission work is needed Decause 95 per cent of the people of that country are without church At least 90 per cent of the people call themselves atheists or antagonists the missionary stated Commenting on general condi ions in Argentina Mr Guequierre stated that food is cheap and the poorest people have diets which are more nutritious than the diets of the U S middle class The best cuts of beef retail at S cents a pound in Argentina he added Charges Compromise Speaking at the opening session he Rev Fredrick D Boldt New on synod president declared that our age is characterized by com promise which has weakened our vhole social fabric This compromise is manifested n the church activity in relation o matters both within and with Dut the church he declared He asked his audience topledge an mcompromising position on hrists program in every aspect The individual attains a sense if satisfaction and security the president said only from a grasp of life as it is lived with God No money used in the rehabili ation of Europe has been wasted he convention was assured by the Rev Frank Brown Philadelphia representative from the National council and also Lu theran World Action director for he U L C A Neither the money used by the U S government in rehabilitation from the top down nor the noney used by church groups in lelping the individuals in Europe has been wasted he declared He Maximum spoke on the basis of a number of Minimum visits to Europe in the last 5 years At 8 a m The Womens Missionary so Precipitation ciety is holding its annual state YEAR AGO convention in conjunction with Maximum hat of the church Minimum Iowa Fair Trade Law Is Upheld Des Moines Assistan Attorney General Henry W Wormley says a U S supreme court decision in a Louisiana case n effect upholds the Iowa fair trade law Wormley who won the states case to uphold the constitutional ly of the 1949 cigaret fixing aw said Monday the decision sustains the Iowa law which says he agreement to maintain manu acturers price is not binding un ess the individual dealer signs it The Iowa fair trade law which was passed in 1909 and upheld by the Iowa supreme courl n 1911 differs from the cigarel minimum price law Wormley said The cigaret law enacted by the 1949 legislature requires a 4i per cent markup by wholesalers and an 8 per cent markup by retailers The Iowa fair trade law per mits manufacturers and retailers o make contracts to maintain the makers price on trade marked products without violating the antitrust law In Cedar Rapids A N Gelb Of Mays Drug Store nc said Monday he agreed with Wormley that the U S supreme court decision would not affect the Iowa cigaret price law The high court ruled that state air trade laws do not bar stores rom cutting prices if stores re fuse to sign pricing agreements Gelb said the supreme court de cision would be reflected in the prices of many other items He did not elaborate Mays attacked the Iowa cigarel aw on constitutional grounds but he Iowa supreme court upheld he act A bill designed to prevent cut price sales of cigarets and prevent unfair competition was introduced n the Iowa senate this year to repeal the cigaret price law but the senate killed the measure The WEATHER Mason City Clearing and cooler Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 40 to 48 Wednesday fair and warmer with high near 75 Iowa Clearing and cooler entire state Tuesday night Low Tues day night 40 northwest 50 to 55 southeast Wednesday sunny and warmer with highs in mid 703 Further outlook Sunny and warmer Thursday Increasing cloudiness with rain likely Fri day and Saturday Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees above normal Normal high near 77 normal low 53 Warmer Wednesday and Thurs day Turning cooler over the weekend Rainfall will average onehalf inch with some local areas in southern Iowa getting near one inch Rain will occur as showers Thursday Friday and Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair and cool Tuesday night Wednesday mostly fair and warmer Low Tuesday night 3540 north and West 4045 southeast High Wednesday 6570 northeast to near 80 west GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m 73 52 52 17 61 45 AP WIrcphoto WHERE RED OFFENSIVE HAS BEEN In addition to stopping the communist offensive in Korea UN troops Tuesday reoccupied Munsan and Uijongbu north of Seoul Although red artillery opened up on allied positions in the Kapyong area the UN con tinued to push forward B to Pukhan and the Hongchon rivers In this area near Chunchon Russiantype tanks were spotted by allied observers To the east the communists pushed back the South Koreans around Soksa and heavy fighting was reported in the mountainous area Communists Attempt to Expand Wedge By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops advanced in western Korea Tuesday probed an ominous Chinese buildup on theeast central front and fought to stem a red sweep in the east Infantry troops waged seesaw battles in the eastern mountains 25 miles south of parallel 38 Communist troops were trying to expand a wedge driven in South Korean lines near Soska Front line reports said South Koreans were forced to adjus their lines for 25 miles eastwarc to the Sea of Japan All dispatches referring to this action were heavily censored This fighting was on the eastern flank of the heroic U S Second division which hacked 4 Chinese corps to pieces in a red offensive started last Wednesday A New Threat Second division patrols probed northward Tuesday into a new force of 130000 Chinese reported massing north of their lines for a new strike AP Correspondent William C Barnard said the new allied ag gressiveness and the enemy build up indicated a showdown battle While reds streamed toward the east central front they withdrew Eor the second successive day along the west central and western fronts The communists put up only light resistance to theUnited Na ions advance AP Corresponden Mate Polowetzky reported from U S 8th army headquarters Alliec troops pushed ahead two miles an more Tuesday morning Withdrawals An 8th army officer said the withdrawals were being made by small communist contingents He added These small groups usually go to an assembly point where they congregate and more northward again in large numbers Reds were reported withdraw ng across the Imjin river north west of Seoul Pursuing South Ko marched through Munsan or the second straight day Some mils reached as far as 25 miles iorthwest of Seoul British American and Korean orces pushed up to the Hongchon and Pukan rivefs southeast of Changgong 25 miles northeast of Seoul American units crossed the Hongchon southeast of Kapyong red artillery center 32 miles north cast of Seoul The red bridgehead across the rivers virtually had dis appeared An 8th army officer said the eds xvere withdrawing to escape American artillery fire a major actor in the destruction of an estimated 60000 of their comrades n 5 days on the central front South Koreans made a fighting idvancc of a few hundred yards n the center south of Chunchon Redheld Chunchon is 45 miles northeast of Seoul U S second division troops ought sharp skirmishes as they tabbed out from Hangye on the jastcentral front to test the trength of new Chinese masses gathering in front of them One Chinese probing assault vas smashed before it began The nrushing Chinese tripped allied lares The entire area blazed nto light exposing two Chinese oattalions Valley Littered Americans laid down a solid wall of artillery and boxed the nemy in and then shellacked hem an 8th army officer said Second division patrols check BULLETIN Washington battle ship New Jersey and the de stroyer Brinkley Bass have been hit by communist shore fire off Korea with the loss of two dead and 12 wounded ing the results of artillery bar rages and night bombing found one small valley littered with Chinese dead Survivors were in a dazed condition All were well clothed equipped with extra socks and even extra shoes for a long campaign Maj Gen Clark L Ruffner proudly announced his second di vision had broken the back of the Chinese offensive and could do it again against even greater numbers He said The boys have stopped them cold The red units in front of us now are no longer capable of launching a potent attack Other officers reported reds were building up in front of the second division and pouring down its eastern flank to hit South Ko reans around Soksa The reds had already pushed southwest of Soksa A new report Tuesday said they had also pene trated east of the city One hill changed hands 4 times in bitter hand to hand fighting The 8th army said there was heavy fighting all day in the area Many Chinese and North Koreans were reported pressing southward Barnard reported other red col umns were streaming down to wardTthe central front Garner Man New President of Title Group Cedar Rapids E Flood of Garner Tuesday was the new president of the Iowa Title asso ciation He was named by dele gates to the organizations 48th an nual convention which ends Tues day Other new officers are Carlton W Crosley of Webster City first vice president and Carlton P Trying to Inflict Maximum Casualties Washington Omar Bradley said Tuesday the U S military high command hopes a Korean peace can be negotiated if United Nations troops bump off the present communist offensive He also said it is not the objective of United Nations forces to drive the Chinese reds and North Koreans all of the way out of Korea He said this is the objective We are trying to inflict max imum casualties with a minimum to ourselves so that we can get some kind of a negotiation Testifying at senate hearings Bradley said that military men had hoped in March that some Pin DSC on Korean War Hero By O H P KING Tokyo pinned the distinguished service cross on the worlds first jet ace Tuesday The medal second only the the medal of honor brought joy to the ach ing body of Capt James Jabara of Wichita Kans Jabara hasnt played football for 9 years but he said he felt as if hed been through 60 minutes of the big game Hes still stiff and sore from Sundays air battle in which he destroyed two Russiantype M1G 15 jets to run his score to 6 My back muscles are awfully sore he said In fact I can hardly sit down my fanny is so sore The maneuvering required to match the evasive tactics of the MIGs pulls and strains you all over even though the fight lasts only 5 minutes Things have happened fast to slow poke himself Sunday he became a jet ace Combat Relief Monday he was relieved of combat duty and ordered to Japan as an instructor He made the 700 mile hop in one hour Tuesday before a group of senior air force officers he was decorated for dauntless courage in attacking numerically superior formations of communist aircraft All this in a fight he shouldnt even have been in according to Brig Gen William P Nuckols public information officer of the far eastern air forces Jabara wont tell you this Nuckols said but when he reach ed the combat area and tried to drop his wing tanks one wouldnt shake loose That made his air craft unbalanced and difficult to manage He had to use two hands on the control stick He should lave returned to base immediate ly Jabara only smiled He had waited since April 22 when he downed jet No 4 for his chance at the acemaker No 5 and wouldnt be denied A Double Ace The 27year old double was credited with 9i air victories over Europe in World war was graduated from high school in Wichita in May 1942 He en listed as an air cadet the same day He had this to say about the difference between air combat in Korea and Europe Theres a lot of much as night and 1 of the great speeds today up io 700 miles an hour 2 the short time for firing even when youre on the enemys tail and 3 its very difficult to identify friend rom foe in a split second since both the F86 Sabre jets and the MIGs have swept back wings and you cant sec as well at 45000 feet as you can at 10000 The MIGs have many advant ages over us 1 They arc only 30 to 50 miles from their base so are well fueled while we use of our fuel getting to MIG alley and back 2 if they are shot down aid bail out theres a ood chance theyll be back hav ing martinis in their officers clubs in a few minutes 3 if they get into trouble they can glide to safety across the Yalu to their sanctuary where we are forbidden to go and 4 they dont have our weather problems in reaching the combat area peace move could be made He added We still hope that we will be in a position to again propose something through the United Nations which would end up in negotiations and cessation of hos tilities Effort Abandoned Bradley said that the March truce effort had to be abandoned when Gen Douglas MacArthur served what Secretary of Defense Marshall described as an ultima tum on the Chinese commander in the field This was a Mac Arthur proposal for a ceasefire which carried also an implication the war might be widened if the Chinese commander did not ac cept it President Truman has said he made up his mind to dismiss Mac Arthur from the far eastern com mands because of this move Senator Hickenlooper who had questioned Bradley about the objectives and hopes in Korea commented to the general As far as I can get it the only program we have is to keep light ing and shooting and suffering casualties in the hope that these fellows in the north the Chinese will get tired and pick up their ball and bat and go home and end the Bradley made it plain that Ko rean strategy has been keyed for weeks now to the hope peace negotiations might follow if the communists spring offensive was met Possibility Talked Bradley told senators that as early as February this possibility was discussed by the military joint chiefs of staff He related At that time we were reason ably sure a new attack would come sometime in the spring and if you can bump that off as it were you are in a much better position to negotiate than you would be if you couldnt contain it Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff was testifying at hearings by the senate armed services and foreign relations com mittees on the dismissal of Mac Arthur as far eastern commander The expected spring offensive has been launched by the commu nists and UN troops thus far have succeeded in preventing any major breakthrough while punishing the attackers severely Bradley said that in February he military leaders wanted some political guidance but under stood that until the situation is a little better known as to whether or not we can contain it that the United Nations would have some rouble formulating policy Decorah Paul Nielsen of Plant Back to Normal and Jackson Hospers of Orange City vice presidents of the eastern central and western divi sions respectively A C Harstad of Cedar Rapids vas reelected secretarytreasur er Association members elected to he board of directors are W H McHcnry Denison Eugene Rees Anamosa and Harold P McLeam of Mt Pleasant retiring presi dent Coroners Jury Absolves Blair Waukon coroners in quest has absolved State Agent Robert Blair of blnmc in the fatal shooting of Arthur Klcmmc 51 Klemme was shot by Blair Sun day morning ending an allnight after Klcmmc had shot and dlled his wife Amelia 48 OUumwa a 9cent anhour wage increase granted Group Condemns Draft Deal Onawa UR Ninth district American Legionnaires meeting here Monday condemned draft de ferment of college students and rapped national Legion Command er Erie Cocke Jr for presenting a medal to Dictator Francisco Franco of Spain The delegates also censured the Iowa conservation commission for opening the Iowa pheasant season on Armistice day Robert Snyder Okoboji was elected commander of the 9th district Vice commanders elected included Roger Satorius Sioux Rapids Don Barrett Ida Grove and Tom Boothby Jr Cherokee Monday by the company in The Rev Kenneth Metcalfe Onawa was elected chaplain Wil feet working conditions back to normal Tuesday at the John Morrell Co plant here Officials reported the same was true at their Topcka Kan plant jIann Sioux City sergeant atarms and Louis Dean Rock Rapids treasurer Snyder who succeeds Rex Dory Meanwhile union leaders andjwhiting named Kenneth Herbster the company agreed to extend the Spencer adjutant deadline for striking on thej Mrs Ronald Randolph Correc balancc ot the wage increase tionville was elected district aux agrecment pending further action iiiary president succeeding Mrs C 1 Tirt rf rt by the wage stabilization board AUCTION 400 TONIES Eldora auction of more than 400 fancy show ponies from stables in 12 states will be part of the 5th midwest pony show here this weekend F Curtis Spencer Mrs E E Spechour Sibley was elected vice president Other of ficers named included Mrs George Gerking Onawa secretary and Mrs H P Bolks Hull treasurer The fall meeting will be held at Sioux City   

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