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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Ndttfc Daily Newspoptr far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAMt THAT MAKIS ALL NQRTM IOWANS H 11 Q H 0 R HOME EDITION VOL tvn Pratt PnM Full Wlrw CffiM Cowl MASON CITY IOWA THUKSDAV MAY 31 1951 Paper of Two tn Bradley Trip to Europes By ELTOX C FAY 1 will influence heavily what Wtthlnrtoii Gen will tell congress when the Bradley the joint chiefs of bill comes up and hel chairman will personally his testimony on the 1952 opinions and intentions among year budget committee top military leaders in on which are just start Europe on the trip he starts day His poll will cover cans and allies Thorny problems have developed in recent months Although some of them are essentially diplomatic they also have such strong military complications as to be of direct concern to t h then will be speaking against the background of whether hopes or disappointments he has founc from his round of talks with military chiefs of Britain and France and with Gen Dwight D Eisen planning of the uniformed chiefs like supreme commander o NATO forces on the continent Greece seemingly unrelated ques Thus it may be assumed may have direct bearing on ley will want to know how other in the intricate Euro opposites feel about such for instance the tions Turkey NATO member 1 The geographical proposal and the delicate of the North Atlantic treaty of the nationality of the ganization area to of allied forces in the brace Greece and 2 The commands of the the U Sendorsed idea of forces in the North Atlantic Greece and Turkey mem in the of NATO should carry Eis 3 The overall and command might em problems connected with the whole Mediterranean up the military organization than terminate at the der the NATO shores of France 4 Progress and delays if that event the behind in the overseas operation of maneuvering of Britain United States part in the France over the Mediterran defense assistance program sea command might be set by putting the command un What Bradley learns in a the top level direction of Eis day trip to Paris and London headquarters Tobey Fatal New Probe Holiday Washington Senator THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RN Y said Thursday a persons died accidental investigation should be made on Memorial Day in Iowa government loans to the in a traffic accident two by Ohio and two in a dynamite Tobey told reporters a by a senate banking two traffic fatalities oc tee which he headed in 1947 late Wednesday night on posed that information 5 just west of Alta ing reconstruction finance Patrol Sgt Howard ation loans to the B and O identified the dead as be turned over to the Sylvester Zinn 32 of Alta of justice for action The Mrs Marion Fricke 22 of was suppressed at that time the rest of the subcommittee in other dead were Among other things he Lee Gales 6yearold son of Mr and Mrs Paul Gales of the report contended that one of the judges in the transaction was a holder of B and O bonds He trt who drowned when he fell into a farm pond 8 miles south of Waterloo UCIUIJCU LU ciaKJOralc One of the issues involved in the loans was the propriety of a volunteer receivership auction through which the railroad received more favorable terms for paying off the loans than originally Curler 18 of Dubuque who drowned in Maquoketa creek south of Durango He apparently suffered cramps while swimming Richard Wulkow 67 of Lytton and his grandson Paul Prentice 6 tilled when dynamite the elderly Tobey said that while the was using to blast rocks in a farm field near Estherville ex was pressing the B 0 to prematurely crease the size of its payments the railroad was allowed to give stibstsritifll iDsv rsiSGS to 3 fatal auto accident occurred near the end of a holiday in which ber of its executives a step he laid he other lowans had been reported tilled on the highways The senate banking committee has announced it will make Wilkins said that when he arrived at the scene of the crash lic the suppressed report probar bly Friday as an official was dead at the wheel of his ar Mrs Fricke died enroute to a Lake hospital An RFC spokesman said a B husband Paul G Fricke D proposal to raise salaries of was in Buena Vista county hos of its executives to with critical injuries suf a year each was approved by the RFCs old board of directors in the crash Wilkins said lYicke suffered compound frac early of both legs and multiple jther injuries Explosion highway patrolman said an a aye witness told him a blowout HJ on the Zinn car caused it to Jjj H German broadside into the path of he Fricke machine Both cars vere hurled nn tn thp ihnulrlpr nf I C Freight Train Crash Fatal to 3 Fort Dodge Men Trapped in Cab Woodbine 111 i n o i Central freight train smashe hrough a weakened creek bridg Thursday and 3 Fort Dodge mei were trapped and killed in th cab of the locomotive The victims were identified a L Jenison head brakeman ddy Holland engineer and Ceci yerly fireman Two others th xmductor and another brakeman were riding in the caboose an escaped injury They were not immediatel dentified Fruit Cars The train carrying 15 fruit car from Council Bluffs to Chicago mashed up about 6 a m one mile west of here The cars piled jn top of each other smashin steel and wood together in angled mess which authoritie aid would take all day to clea P Service on the line was haltei mmediately E L Edwards Woodbine depp gent said he believed the train eft Council Bluffs about 5 a m le said a flash flood had swep down the creek about 4 hour earlier and may have brough leavy debris against the bridgi and weakened it About 400 feet downstream a ounty road bridge was washec JUt Brine Section crews were sent to the cene of the wreck immediatel rom the yard office at Counci Bluffs Derricks were being rought in to lift the locomotive rom the creek bed so that the odies of the victims could be ex ricated Dr J G Walsh Woodbine wa aken to the wreckage immediate but he was unable to get to he men in the cab to administer ny aid Edwards said the men probably vere killed instantly and tha1 they were definitely found dead lortly after section crews gQt to the wreckage i HammHerringen Germany fP explosion trapped 14 Ger man miners early Thursday in a blazing mine shaft and rescue workers abandoned all hope of getting any of the men out alive Twenty miners were of them critically injured It was the second European coal mine disaster of the week Hope was abandoned Wednesday for 62 British coal miners trapped 900 feet below ground at Easington Eng The Easington death toll was 81 The doom of the German miners was evident when officials ordered the blazing shaft sealed off to prevent the fire from spreading and destroying the entire mine The miners were entombed 3000 feet below ground when an ex plosion touched off a fire in a conveyor belt which ignited coal dust The flames soon were roar ing through the shaft A 30member committee from the west German parliament is ex pected in this north Rhine West phalia town Friday to investigate the accident the worst in many months for the Ruhr valley mines KING IMPROVES London George VI ho is recovering from influenza prerided at a meeting of his privy council Thursday SAME Hit meint Inffio rftith In lul 2i hours the road by the impact FOUNDERS WIDOW DIES Des Moines Edwin I Sargent 95 widow of the founder of the Sargent Co feed firm died Wednesday at the home of a daughter Mrs Edna Thomas Mrs Sargent had been in ill health for years and had been critically ill for several months All About The WEATHER Mason City Rain showers through Friday Low Thursday night 50 55 High Friday in low 60s Iowa Frequent showers or thun derstorms over entire state Thursday night and Friday Warm and continued humid in extreme south and rather cool in extreme north Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 6065 south 4855 north High Friday 5862 near Minnesota border 7888 south Further out look Showers are expected to continue into Saturday with little change in temperature Minnesota Frequent showers cen tral arid south and occasional showers extreme north Thurs day night and Friday Contin ued cool Low Thursday night 43 north 48 day 5458 south High Fri GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 81 58 59 58 79 46 Bloodhounds Lose Trail of Rock Throwers were used ere Wednesday night in an at Smpt to trail vandals who threw vo large rocks through a stained ass window of the nursery of the ewly remodeled Lutheran church ie night before Damage to the lurch was estimated at several undred dollars The dogs followed the trail to e railroad tracks after picking p the scent from one of the stones und by officers Officers were d by the animals to the Calmar anufacturing company where it as found that one window had jeen broken in the office two in e glazing rooms and 3 in the ctory proper The officers are certain that the same parties broke the windows in both places The dogs followed the tracks as far as a corner near plant where the vandals are believed to have got into a car and disappeared The stained glass window was covered by a heavy plate glass on the outside and the two rocks went through both Sheriff George Harms reported One rock was the size of a large muskmelon he said and was thrown through the window at a height which he con sidered beyond the strength of anyone but a grown man Bloodhounds were brought from LaCrosse Wis the sheriff said to trail the vandal A mans footprints were found outside the windoiv A Memorial day banquet was scheduled in the church Wednes day and the first services in the sanctuary since the remodeling werg planned for next Sunday Yank Fighting Men Oppose HST Policy Fired Officer Claims ran Says It Plans Go Ahead on Oi By FRED J ZUSY Tehran Iran criti cal oil dispute snarled itself int i still tighter knot Thursday a he government told Britain i plans to go ahead with national zation of its giant Britishcon trolled oil industry at once I ave the AngloIranian company i days to make any suggestions A memorandum to the British ontrolled oil company Wednes lay night left little hope of an olution to the problem in thi ipinion of British observers here The memorandum was handec he oil companys local represent tive N R Sedeon by Financi Minister Mohammed Ali Varastel t the first meeting of a company fficial and a government minis er since Iran passed the nation lization law a month ago The note outlining regulation or of the nationaliza Biihiativ REDS STIFFEN RESISTANCE In the around Yonchon and Chorwon A Chinese units counterattacked and pushed UN troops back about 1000 yards East of Yongchon on a highway leading to Kurmvha the reds stopped an American advance south of Chipo UN troops regained control of the Hwachon dam but an American spokesman said all hell broke loose around Inje east of the reservoir North Koreans cut the InjeHyon road Yanks Regain Control of Hwachon Dam Make Slow Gains Through Mud By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops fighting with renewed fury halted Ameri can advances Thursday 13 mile from the communist Korean strongholds of Chorwon and Kum hwa Other United Nations forces re gained control of the 275 foot high Hwachon dam with comparative ease Across the 125 mile Korean front allied forces slogged through the mud for slow gains or fough off sharp attacks Unharmed Twelve red jets tried an attack of their own on U S B29 Super forts Eight F86 Sabre jets cut in with the usual Rus andoiie unharmed went ahead with their bomb runs ona northwest Korea railbridge The stiffest fighting swirled against American spearheads on the western and westcentra fronts pointed at Chorwon am around Inje on the eastcentra sector Chinese units pitched a fantas tic counterattack at dusk Wednes day against Americans in the hills around Yonchon 13 miles south west of Chorwon In a nightlong battle the reds pushed the dough boys off the ridges and shovec them back 1000 yards At dawn Thursday the Ameri cans leaped to the attack By jioon they had regained their positions on the road to Chorwon Frontline officers estimated at east two Chinese division stood between the rAmericans and thai ment Aboardwas gding tan province site of AngloIran ans operations to run the ionalized industry An unconfirmed report in top iplomatic circles said Nationa Economy Minister Amir Ala vould be chairman of the com mission and that the group would o to Khuzistan within the nex days Observers noted the memor ndum specified that all em loyes of the former oil any would from this date Wednesday be recognized as mployes of the Iranian Nationa il company a ody Apparently I r a n Vednesday turnover governmen recognizes as the date of the Cardinal Dougherty Dies From Stroke After Anniversary Philadelphia Car i n a 1 Dougherty 85yearold rince of the Roman Catholic hurch died Thursday at his resi ence Death apparently the result 01 stroke came to the cardina nly a brief time after he had elebrated mass marking the 61st nnivesary of his ordination to the riesthood He was the dean of the church n the United States and had erved as archbishop of Philadel hia since 1918 The short rotund cardinal de pite his advanced age continued o carry out the duties of his high ff ice to the moment of his death He had celebrated mass as usual hursday morning the chancery ffice reported and then had re urned to his bedroom Death ame suddenly Bing Crosby Refused a Room Clerk Thought He Was a Bum Vancouver B C Millionaire Crooner Bing Crosby was refused a room at this citys swankiest hotel because a clerk thought he was a bum the hotels redfaced officials admitted hop recognized Der Bingle Morrison quickly fixed the sit uation They were escorted to plus twin suites on the 7th floor Cameron said he had no idea who Crosby and Morrow were Thursday thought they were a couple Crosby wearing a leatheriof bums or Indians fromup jacket dungarees cowboy boots and no shave entered the lob by of the Hotel Vancouver Mon day night He and Bill Morrow writer and producer of Crosbys radio show had motored here from Idaho to do some fishing Fix me up with a couple of singles with baths will ya boy Crosby was reported to have asked Night Clerk Art Cameron Cameron gave the singing star and his similarlydressed com panion an icy stare and replied We are booked days Crosby and Morrow started out side to get into Crosbys convert ible when Ray Morrison a bell north he said It was all a mis take Crosby and Morrow apparently had forgotten all about the inci dent Wednesday night They re turned from a fishing trip and went to bed The hotel management refused to wake them Their hard luck continued Wednesday Fishing in the Gulf of Georgia north of here Morrow lost his expensive Rolleiflex cam era overboard Crosbys first fish was a crab which he hooked when his line dragged bottom Later though he caught 3 cod siantyjjjjets downed damaged Seoul NoMans Land Yonchonitself said AP Corres pondent John Randolph is a no mansland Americans patrol it by day Chinese by night The Chinese started their first spring offensive prematurely April 22 to keep Hie allies away from Chorwon At that time UN forces were 4 miles away One of the announced objectives of the current allied counter offensive is to force the reds into another premature attack During such offensives the Chi nese have been cut down in the greatest numbers Thirteen miles east of Yonchon n a highway leading toward tumhwa a red regiment stopped an American advance south of Chipo Chinese and North Koreans are sensitive to any approach to Chor won and Kumhwa These points have been their main assembly and supply centers for months Soys Russ Could Call Oft War and May Do So Washington Iff Admiral Forrest P Sherman said Thursday Russia could call off the war in Korea at any time and may be inclined to do so as the United States becomes stronger Sherman the chief of naval operations gave those views in response to questions at the senate inquiry into the fir ing of Gen Douglas MacAr thur He completed his testi mony and the hearings were re cessed until Friday morning whe Secretary of State Acheson is t be heard Before leaving the witness chai Sherman modified a call he mad Wednesday for a United Nation naval blockade of red China H said he was speaking of the futur and that the economic blockad being undertaken by the UN ough to be tried out fully first He also testified 1 In the early days of last De ceniber the Pentagon felt that th Korean fighting might explod into a World war MacArthur Message 2 Gen J Lawton Collins arm chief of staff who was then i Tokyo messaged the joint chief of staff on Dec 4 that MacArthur feels best solution would be t arrange armistice on best term available as soon as possible 3 Collins reported on his return hat as of Dec elt it would essential y a surrender if restrictions on his command prohibited Air action against red China a naval blockade of China and re Enforcement of forces in Korei from nationalist China TheLjas was a reference to theForrnosa based forces of Chiang Kaishek Shermans suggestion that Rus sia may be inclined to call off the war as the United States grow stronger came in an exchange with Senator Lodge RMass Lodge asked Sherman if he be ieved the kremlin could call of this war in Korea if it wanted to Yes sir Sherman replied Stronr Enoufh Do you believe therefore tha if we were in a position to pu sufficiently firm diplomatic pres sure on the Kremlin we could in duce them to call it off Lodge asked it would seem so sir Sherman said Lodge observed that the U S red stronghold 60 miles north of is not sufficiently strong at the present time to put such pressure on the Kremlin I dont think we are sufficient y strong to make it effective iow Sherman said He went on then to a discussion of the U S rate of military buildup Sherman when relating1 that he Pentagon was concerned in December that a World war might ie at hand said the joint chiefs f staff sent MacArthur a message which said in substance that They the joint chiefs consid red the situation in Korea had greatly increased the possibility f a general war The chiefs at that time directed tfacArthur and other United Na ions commanders to increase heir readiness without creating an atmosphere of alarm A Possibility Sherman said the military sit ation in Korea was regarded as loomy then by both Washington and Tokyo and the joint chiefs ad messaged MacArthur they were forced to conclude evacuation is a possibility Sherman described as an warranted accusation any gestion that the chiefs of that sug staff once desired a United Nations evacuation of Korea for political purposes New York Retail Price War Expands New York wideopen price warflared with renewed vigor in big department stores here Thursday Prices were slashed as much as 36 per cent below those that ex isted Monday Shoppers eager for bargains jammed 3deep around a house wares counter Macys big 34th street store erected hopes to guide lines of customers to ordertakers The pricecutting that started Tuesday when Macys posted re ductions on nationallyadvertised merchandise that was pricefixed under fair spread to many other articles Thursday Competitors matched or under cut the lower prices only to have Macys make further markdowns Here are latest prevailing prices compared with the fixed prices Electric toaster against electric mixer against for mer summerweight suits 52194 compared with va cuum cleaner against a bestselling novel against The price war broke out after United States supreme court filling that stores which did not sign fair trade agreements were not obligated to observe retail prices set by manufacturers Oliver Plant Wage Talks Postponed Charles City MR talks between the Oliver corporation and local 115F otthe United Elec rical Workers set for Thursday and Friday have been postponed by a jurisdictional dispute at the ilant A national labor relations board epresentative will meet Tuesday vith officials of the U E and the nternational Association of Ma hinists A F which claims argaining rights at the plant on ie representation question The arm Equipment Workers wiuch oined the U E last year has held argaining rights at the plant since 939 COLONEL RETIRES Des Moines Hugh D senior military instructor f the Iowa organized reserve the ast year and a half retired hursday after 34 years of active rmy duty AP Wlrephoto GRADUATED ON DEATH BEDCharlcs Sanchez 17 is shown receiving his high school diploma from Principal F H Thomas in Tampa Fla on Monday Wednesday Charles died unexpectedly The special bedside graduation was held because Charles suffered from a tumor and had a leg amputated At the head of the bed are his father J Q Sanchez sport and mother Acheson Favors Reds Evans Says Calls Department Behind Enemy Washington A navy of ficer fired for writing a letter that called the Roosevelt Truman Acheson foreign policy commu nistinspired said Thursday his views are shared by an over whelming majority of Americaa fighting men in the far east Former Lt jg William H Ev ans Jr of Edgewater Md said there is widespread belief among officers and men of all services engaged in the Korean war that the state department is the en emy behind the enemy Investigated That contention already hai been disputed by Admiral For rest P Sherman chief of naval operations who disclosed Evans dismissal in questioning at the senates MacArthur investigation Wednesday Sherman declared he did not think that was so and said a thorough investigation showed Evans shipmates did not share Evans views At a news conference Thursday the exofficer produced a copy of the letter that led to his dismissal and said he felt it was his duty to write it In the letter Evans referred to Secretary of State Acheson as Red Dean Acheson and spoke of his wrote also of that prosovietjone world administration of purs Senile ignorant congress The letter declared that Amer icans are dying by the thousands thanks to the prored administra tion On Destroyer Evans wrote the letter to Al fred Kohlberg New York import er and administration critic while serving as assistant opera tions officer of the destroyer Rog ers off the coast of Korea last April and gave Kohlberg permis sion to publish it Talking with newsmen in Kohl bergs hotel suite Thursday Ev ans said he had a rather hot in erview with Secretary of the Navy Matthews shortly before his commission was revoked on Tues day He said Matthews demanded o know whether he was loyal to the president of the United States I took the position Evans said that my oath of service pro vided that my first loyalty was to my country 1 felt that I was merely expressing the opinion felt by the overwhelming majori ty of those in the far east and that it was my duty to write that letter Evans said he was decommis sioned under honorable condi tions for violating a navy regu lation the navys general order 16 which provides that any ma terial published over the signa ture of a naval officer must cleared through the chain of com mand He said Matthews and oth er officials told him that he was not disciplined because of the contents of the letter but because he wrote a letter and allowed it to be published without clearance Nevertheless Evans said the or der revoking his commission by direction of the president said in part that The contemptuous words used in your letter with reference to the present and the previous incum bent in the office of president of the United States and to the pres ent secretary of state constitute grave misconduct on the part ol an officer of the naval service The discharge order also said the published letter had a fore seeable tendency to promote dis unity and disaffection among other persons in and outside the armed forces A Directive Evans said he also was accused by the navy of violating a direc tive issued last December which put a further restriction on the writings of naval officers for pub lication without proper clearance He told newsmen he never saw this directive until after the brought against him If I had known of it I would not have written the letter Evans said but I certainly would have blown a fuse inside myself at the idea of being ti1 nav7 said in that Evans1 letter was received by the navy on April 16 and Adra Charles Turner issued an order to have a board investigate The boards report showed tht navy added that officers and cn hsted men on Evans ship did not confirm nor were they affected by
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