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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                lowct Doily Newspaper Edtetf fat MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIWSFAMI THAT MAKtS ALL NOKTM IOWANS NIlCMiOHV HOME EDITION VOL LVII PreM ind United Prcu Full Wlrw fiv iCo MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 23 1951 This Pt of TV No 114 Hint of New Bigger Atom Explosion Latest Test in MidPacific By ELTON C FAY Associated Press Military Affairs Reporter Washinelon of stil another and even bigger atomi explosion at the midPacific nu clear weapons proving ground were current today A news conference statemen by Rep Jackson DWash mor than 10 days ago suggested tha a series of tests at Eniwetok in the Marshall islands had been ended But there were fresh in dications Wednesday that an other explosion remained on the schedule after Jacksons return from the proving grounds For one thing the atomic ener gy commission so far had not is sued its customary brief announce ment on the conclusion of a serie of tests The commission was still standing on its announce ment of more than a week ago that we are engaged in a tes program at Eniwetok There seemed reason to believe that the final shot of the cur rent Eniwetok experiments when ever made was expected to be the most powerful set off Nuclear weapons experts have been aim ing at an explosion about 10 times the magnitude of the origina model T bombs used at Hiro shima and Nagasaki in World war II This has led to speculation that there has been developed a new type of bomb core and of the system of lenses which sur round it and contain the nuclear reaction until a high girder oJ explosive force is built up In this way the efficiency of the bomb could be stepped up without a substantial change in shape or weight The next atomic test series is looked for perhaps early next fall in the Aleutian islands There the weaponeers hope to find what happens when an atomic blast is set off underground Commando Kelly Leaves Democrats Pittsburgh h a r 1 e s E Commando Kelly fabled World war II winner of the congression al medal of honor was back in the ranks of the republican party Tuesday because he doesnt like the way the war in Korea is being handled Switching his registration from democrat Kelly said I can see no reasonwhy our boys should be fighting and dying in Korea for a bunch of people in Washington who dont know what theyre doing The oneman army left the democrats 5 years ago to campaign for the G 0 P but returned after the election He won fame and decoration for covering the retreat of his platoon in Italy single handed He burned out 5 machine guns and then used mortar shells for grenades His younger brother Danny has been missing in action in Korea since Thanksgiving day Packinghouse Workers Return to Their Jobs Des Molnes C I 0 packinghouse workers assured of a 9 cent hourly wage increase returned to their jobs here Wed nesday after a twoday strike The strike xvas called against the Des Moines Packing company and the Bookey Packing company in protest against the firms refusal to grant the big 4 increase Management claimed the in crease was being upheld pending approval from the wage stabiliza tion board which finally gave an okay The same boost recently was granted to the nations big 4 packers Swift Armour Cudahy and Wilson AP Wirephoto JET FIGHTER ACE Gen Earl E Partridge commander of the far east air force pins the distinguished service cross on Capt James Jabara right of Wichita Kans in a ceremony in Tokyo Jabara the worlds first known jet fighter ace was decorated for dauntless courage in attacking numerically superior formations of enemy aircraft in Korea In his latest battle with the reds he is credited with destroying two Russiantype MIG15 jets to run his score to 6 Buddy Beckwith Testimony Postponed Waterloo ff Edward J Buddy Beckwith became ill hortly after he took the stand Vednesday morning to continue estifying in his retrial on a charge if murder After an examination of Beck vith in the judges chambers by Dr Robert E Morrison the trial was postponed until 9 oclock Thursday morning Dr Morrison said the slender was suffering from an upset stomach due to anxiety A large crowd was present again his morning to hear Beckwiths estimony He had just started to estify when he turned to Judge Shannon B Chaiiton ancl reported le was sick He told the court Tuesday that ie was friendly with Mrs Inna eau Stahlhut 22 a week before er mutilated body was found in Robbery Is Latest for News Listener Pittsburgh man listen Ing to the news found himself in the news just a moment later Thomas Brannigan 59 partner in an interior decorating firm was listening to a news broadcast as he drove from his home to his shop with the firms weekly pay roll As he stepped from the auto two holdup men flashed a gun took the payroll and fled in an other car he walkin cooler of her hus tavern in Morrison Beckwith is accused of murder ng the pretty young wife and mother on June 22 1949 He once vas convicted and sentenced to eath but the state supreme ourt granted him a new trial The state rested its case Tues ay and District Judge Shannon Charlton overruled a motion y the defense for a directed ver ict of acquittal Claims Ulcetine Beckwith in testimony not iven at his original trial claim d he met Mrs Stahlhut in Rein eck a week before her death and that they had some drinks there He said they started for Morrison in Mrs Stahlhuts hus bands car but stopped on the way had some more drinks and then began petting He said she asked him not to mention that he had ridden home with her The defendant also related his experiences as an overseas serv iceman in World war II and said he had been hospitalized for ill nesses which he contracted in the Pacific He told of meeting and marry ing a Georgia girl while under hospitalization He said they moved to Morrison then Water loo Beckwilh said they engaged in many quarrels over her activities while he was at work and final ly separated The knife with w h i c h Mrs Stahlhut was killed he testified was purchased in Sioux City where he worked for a time after separating from his wife Asked to Return Beckwith said he went to the Stahlhut tavern the afternoon be fore the slaying and when he left Mrs Stahlhut asked him to return later and help out while she too care of her child When he returned that nigh he testified he drank some beer then was urged by Mrs Stahlhu to drink some whisky He said h told her that mixing drink caused him to have memory fail ures but he drank the whisky Later on he testified Mrs Stahlhut went into the walkr cooler and he followed He pu hif arm around her and thej slipped and fell for some reasor Beckwith said He testified h does not remember what hap pened after that This portion o lis testimony was almost inau dible Before Beckwith took the stand 7 character witnesses testified 01 Beckwiths behalf Among them vas Carl Dingle Morrison mayor who said Beckwith had a gooc reputation around Morrison be fore the slaying Before the state completed its case the court overruled defense objections and admitted into evi dence a picture taken by authori ies of the mutilated body of Mrs Stahlhut in the tavern coblei vhere the slain woman was founc by her husband About DEGREE TO MATTHEWS South Bend Iiul Uni versity of Notre Dame will confer honorary doctor of laws degree on Francis P Matthews secretary of the navy at the June 3 com mencement Matthews will give the commencement address SAME flat tnratis truffle death In last 21 hours The WEATHER Mason Cliy Fair and warmer Wednesday night and Thurs day Low Wednesday night near 50 High Thursday in 80s Iowa Fair and warmer Wednes day night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 4854 High Thursday 8085 South to south westerly winds Thursday 16 to 24 MPH Further outlook Part ly cloudy west portion Friday with possible showers Friday night and Saturday Continued warm Minnesota Mostly fair and warm er Wednesday night and Thurs day Low Wednesday night 50 55 High Thursday 8085 east near 90 west GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 70 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 58 Truman Not Pushed Into Firing Mac Washington Omar N Bradley said Wednesday that in his opinion none of President Tru mans key advisers was pushing for dismissal of Gen Douglas Mac Arthur Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff made the statement in a sharp new exchange with Sen ator Wiley RWis over what was said at President Trumans conferences with his advisers on firing Mac Arthur As he did last week with later support by an 18 to 8 senate com mittee vote Bradley refused to testify about the attitude of differ ent individuals Specifically he declined to say whether any of those who took part in confer ences were distinctly distressed by the decision to fire MacArthur Continuing his prolonged testi mony at the senate hearings on MacArthurs dismissal Bradley also 1 Acknowledged that the fight ing in Korea restricts U S abil ity to counter possible Russian aggression elsewhere in the world and named oilrich Iran as now in danger 2 But insisted once again that MacArthurs proposed Korean strategy would not end the war and free the United States from the burdens there He said they might help a little bit 3 Testified he believes Mac Arthur first proposed the use of U S ground troops in fighting he North Korean aggressors President Truman had ordered the U S intervention by instruct ing that air and naval power be used to aid the South Koreans 4 Agreed with Senator Con nally that the United States would have to demand some safeguards if it armed and equipped the Chinese nationalist forces for operations against the Chinese communists Connally had suggested that Chiang Kai s h e k if given arms and a free hand might use his forces in a way that could lead to war be tween the United States and Rus sia House Committee Votes Huge Income Tax Raise Individual Per Cent Excess Profits Levy Boosted Washington a stormy shouting session the house ways and means committee voted Wed nesday for a flat 124 per cent in crease for individual income tax payers and for a boost in the ex cess profits tax on corporations Both revisions were agreed upon jy straight party line votes and republican members of the committee declared angrily that the changes were railroaded ihrough Resented I resent legislating by party caucuses Rep Simpson RPa old reporters Rep Reed of New York rank ing republican member of the committee told the newsmen here had been a major row in Wednesdays session The flat 12i per cent increase in everybodys income tax was sub stituted for the committees origi nal plan of a raise of 3 percentage points in the rate in each tax Bracket Staff aides said about the same amount of additional revenue vould be raised under either sys in a full years operation Lighter Burden Here The 12t per cent increase how ever would mean a somewhai lighter burden for smaller tax payers than proposed in the origi nal plan and a correspondingly heavier tax liability for the bigger taxpayers The original plan for a 3 per centage point increase in each bracket would have meant a 15 jer cent increase for the smallest axpayers and a 34 per cent in crease for the largest Acheson Not Opposed to Iran Oil Rule Washington of State Dean Acheson said Wednes day the United States does not ippose Irans desire to control its wn oil resources Iran has voted to nationalize BULLETIN RATE INCREASE BLOCKED Washington federal communications com mission Wednesday blocked temporarily a proposed general increase in Western Unions telegraph rates oil properties owned by the Anglo ranian Oil Co in a move that las plunged the middle east into a new crisis Acheson said at a news confer nce he was surprised by the atest Iranian note to the United States because America did not ppose the stated desires of the ranians regarding control of their esources The United States he aid has no intention of chal lenging Irans sovereign rights Report 39 Gather for MacArthur Rally Nciv York UR The newly formed Sustain MacArthur com mittee hired Carnegie Hall for a meeting Tuesday night They paid for the 2760j seat hall another the 40 employes on duty Thirtynine people attended Moslems Vow Holy War Over Iranian Oil Tiff By ROBERT B HEWETT Tehran Iran mounted Wednesday in crisis torn Tehran after some 30000 Moslems booing the United States and Tuesday to wage holy war if need be to nationalize the nations rich oil resources An air of crisis gripped the Iranian capital as police and troops on a 24hour alert patrolled the streets in trucks and on horseback A dozen tanks roamed the city ready for action A resolution declaring strong hatred of the United States and Britain was cheered wildly at Tuesdays mass rally called by Moslem religious leaders and Premier Mohammed Mossadeghs national bloc British Threatened The cheering reached fever pitch when blackbearded Chams Ghauatabadi leader of the mil itant Mujaheddin Islam fighters for declared All loyal Moslems will throw the British bandits into the Per sian gulf if they do not leave the country Thousands of Moslem religious banners were waved in approval when another speaker parliamen member Hossein Makki declared a recent statement by the U S state department was a slab in the back of the Iranian nation The state department which has urged moderation of both sides of the dispute has been accused by Iranians of backing the British stand against nationalization Makki is Mossadeghs right hand man in parliament and secretary of the joint senateMajlis oil na tionalization board Law In Effect The by Ayatullah Seyed Abolghassem Kashani one of Irans leading the latest move to step up pressure against any British resistance to government seizure of the British owned AngloIranian oil com pany The law nationalizing the giant firm was enacted more than 3 weeks ago but the government has jiven no practical hint of how it ntends to carry it out Monsignor Sheen Honored by Pope Washington Pius XII has appointed Monsignor Fulton F Sheen noted Catholic radio ora or to be titular bishop of Caesar ana and auxiliary to Francis Car dinal Spellman archbishop of New York it was announced here Tues day night The Most Reverend Araleto Gio vanni Cicognani apostolic dele gate to the United States who made the announcement said Consignor Sheen will continue as national director of the Pontificial wciety for the propagation of the Moscow Press Notes Iranian Oil Fight Moscow The Moscow press devoted much attention Wednesday to the situation in Iran and foreign diplomats here said the BritishIranian dispute is packed with dyna mite Some persons in Moscow ex press the belief that Britain may seek to use troops or battle ships in the argument over the nationalization of the Anglo Iranian Oil company by the Iranian government If this should happen these sources said Iran would present a threat to world peace greater than the Korean war Russia has a 30yearold treaty with Iran article 6 of which gives the Soviet Union the right to send troops to her southern neighbor if foreign forces inter vene there or if a threat to USSR security develops there Wednesdays newspapers car ried headlines referring to AngloAmerican meddling in Irans internal affairs and protests against the crude in terference of the U S govern ment in Irans internal affairs Lutherans Elect Full Time President A fulltime president of the Iowa synod of the United Luth eran church of America is to be elected in September office 1 1952 and The take new aith It is Consignor in this position that Sheen has become known as a radio orator writer and instructor Monsignor Sheen 56 was born n Peoria 111 and was ordained a priest at Peorui in 1919 He re ceived the papal title of right rev erend monsignor in 1935 president also would act as mis lion developer That action was voted unani nously at the synodical conven tion in Mason City Wednesday afternoon by the pastors and dele ates of the 34 congregations lie synod Doctor FredrickD Boldt New on will continue to serve as president until Jan 1 it was de cided He announced that he was not a candidate for the fulltime presidency Communists Pursued by UN Forces Yank Units Close to Parallel 38 By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops retreated all along the 100mile Korean front Wednesday hotly pursued by aggressive allied tanks arid infantry Allied gains of more than 13 miles were racked up some units were a scant 4 miles from parallel 38 and at least two good road centers were recaptured The entire U S 10th corps went over to the attack in mountainous eastcentral Korea Here the 5th red offensive earlier this week was threatening to break through and outflank the allied center The 10th lopped off the tip of this spearhead gained up to 3 and a half miles and overran the road center of Hangye U S marines the second infantry di vision and unidentified units loosed this attack Orderly Retreat fn westcentral Korea one U S tank column in a 15mile dash rammed into Kapyong 35 miles northeast of Seoul An allied spokesman said the enemy was making a hasty but orderly withdrawal in this sector where the reds had been expected to make their supreme bid for a decision in Korea American British Canadian and Australian troops were close oh the heels of the division in front iof them dis solved into small and fil tered north to escape deadly air strikes On the eastern front allied lorces slashing through rugged mountains cut off the spearhead of the last red offensive force ot heir second spring drive The al lies seized a key pass on the com munist supply route to Chinese roops fighting 25 miles south of he red Korean border for control of the main transKorean high way in that area Some red troops were pulling back in that area Called Orderly On the west central front an allied spokesman said red forces were making hasty but orderly withdrawals In the far west South Korean troops pushed within 4 miles of the red Korean border The valiant U S second divi sion led Wednesdays big UN have been established in the synod in thelast 25 years one speaker brought out and it is time that a decision be made to af ford to live or to die Theestimated cost of a year added to the annual budget would only increase the cost ap proximately 85 cents for each of the 14341 communing members it was estimated The budget prepared for the convention would be increased by this and other items it was stated by to Youth Will Be Served Fond du Lac Wis Slater 63 and Mrs Jennie Schussman 79 paid their fines for being drunk Arent you old enough to know better the judge asked the elderly woman Yes I guess so she replied but it was our first date Report Flying Saucers in Kansas Minnesota By UNITED PRESS Flying saucers be they real or imaginary were back with us Wednesday They appeared according to the people who claimed they saw them over Kansas and Minne sota Tuesday About 50 residents at the east ern end of Rainy lake near Inter national Falls Minn said they saw a crystal ball which per formed like bird as it a huge humming flashed across the skies It was joined later by an other crystal ball Sudden Stop And an American airlines pilot said a bluish white star played tag with his plane at an altitude of 21000 feet southwest of Dodge City Kans The air force has investigated many reports of weird aerial phenomena and has denied find ing any evidence of flying miles an hour star which he snid dashed around his plane at 500 to 1000 saucers The Minnesota observers said their crystal ball dashed across the sky at speeds in excess of 700 rrulfs an hour then stopped suddenly and hung motionless above the lake Then it shot up wards 200 feet in a split second they said Suddenly with the suns rays reflecting from it the all moved toward a nearby cloud where it was joined by asecond crystal ball the witnesses said They hovered around the area for 15 minutes before flying off Meanwhile 700 miles away American Airlines Capt W R Hunt watched the bluish white The star moved backward and forward then up and down and then seemed to come to a stop Hunt said Then it would com plete pattern over again but approach closer than 5 mHcs to my plane Hunt flying from Phoenix to Chicago said he was flying at 270 M P H about 100 miles south west of Dodge City at the time Hunt broadcast a playbyplay description of the stars flight to ground radio operators includ ing one at Garden City Kans Out of Sight He watched the star for 20 minutes before it swooped to about 3500 feet below his plane and then drifted out of sight to the southwest It was a m and my pas sengers were asleep so they didnt sect it Hunt said I was wish ing there was a server aboard to competent ob vcrify what l saw Later I found out there was a twostar general among the passengers Northwest airlines officials said their pilots saw no strange ob jects over Minnesota Tuesday They suggested that the crystal ball seen near International Falls may have been a balloon released by Minnesota scientists who are working on a cosmic ray project Many of the flying saucers re ported in past years have turned out to be balloons sent out to gather data on cosmic lays or weather conditions nr A SOUTH KOREA STATUTE M1LB WHERE UN TROOPS COUNTERATTACK AP Wirephoto In the eastcentral front A of Korea the U S 10th corps counterattacked Wednesday forcing the Chinese to rf treat American troops recaptured Hangrye in this area but the reds continued to hold the offensive near Soksa On the western front B the Chinese were retreating and a UN tank column recaptured Changgong Tanks led American infantry men back into Hangye key high way junction 13 miles south of the border The tanks and doughboys drove into shattered Chinese remnants after planes and massed artillery paved the way with a tree shat tering bombardment Red forces withdrew Small communist forces fought delaying actions to cover the retreat Lt Gen Edward M Almond 10th corps commander who or dered the counterattack said it has made excellent progress He said the Chinese took such a beat ing on our front they are being forced to withdraw Little Opposition The red retreat was more rapid on the adjoining westcentral sector Advancing American tanks ancl infantrymen reported little opposition Attacking leathernecks rescued 5 wounded Americans who had lived through 6 nightmarish days in a pretty little valley that Chi nese had turned into a scene of death American dead lay there too The body of one doughbov lav face down in a paddy field be side a large shell hole Beside his bloody hand was a small Bible soaked by Tuseday nights rain Beside his head were photographs blasted from his a small baby and a young woman with long dark hair and smiline eyes Survivors said the Chinese had taken the walking wounded with them Chinese hurrying northward al had pushed across the Puk and Choyang rivers north of Chunchon This iepresonted a 10 mile pull back in two days Allied tank patrols approached hunchon 45 miles northeast of Seoul and Kapyong 32 miles northeast of Seoul In the far west American irmored patrols were catching up vith rapid gains forged by South Koreans north of Seoul Thcro   

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