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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Newspaper r MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSPAPIR THAT ALL MOKTH IOWANS NllttHIOtS HOME EDITION VOL Unltwl Full Wbrw Copy Iranians May Delay Oil Control U S Ambassador Calls on Premier MASOX CITY IOWA FfclDAY JUNE 1 1951 Paper of Two Or No Hf Tru nu Intervened personally in the BritishIranian crteis Friday by sending Prime Minbten Clement Attlee Mohammed Mowwdefh A British government tpokes man atressed that while be could mot dfeckMe the contents of the Truman letter to Attlee it showed no difference in the British and American positions in the oil dispute Tehran Iran States Ambassador Henry F Grady who has been trying to mediate in the BritishIranian oil dispute called on Nationalist Premier Mohammed Mossadegh Friday at his home His visit followed an indication from a high government official Thursday night that Iran would not formally take over the Brit ishcontrolled AngloIranian Oil company before early next week This official said the 3man temporary management commit tee to direct the nationalized oil industry would not go to Khu zistan province area of the com panys major installation until after the 5 days which the com Pullman Increases Berth Rates Wasnlncton Pullmar company has increased its rates b 15 per cent The sleeping car rate boost wen into effect at midnight after th interstate commerce commissio decided late Thursday not to in terfere with the new rate sched ule announced by the Pullma company 30 days in advance lo June 1 The ICC made no immediat public announcement of its action But commission sources said i answer to a query that the ICC voted not to intervene The company said it needed t make higher charges because increased operating costs pany was given to offer gestions on the takeover sug Grady declined to comment on the purpose of his visit to Premier Mossadegh But after the visit Grady met with the British am bassador Sir Francis Shepherd Mossadegh is reported to have told asecret session of the majlis lower house of parliament Thurs day that hewas tied hand and foot by the nationalization law it passed a month ago and indicated he would have to enforce it as it now reads He is said to have sug gested that if the majlis wanted any change in the law it was up to them but the deputies shouted no After Thursdays session Mossa degh went to his home and was reported to have gone to bed suf fering from fever There was no hint whether he would remain at his home The premier previously had moved building to against his personal safety into the parliament stay Siting threats Senate Okays Compromise Draft Bill Washington fp The senate Friday passed a compromise bill extending the draft and laying the foundation for a universal mili tary training program in the fu ture Passage was by a voice vote The legislation which now goes to the house also lowers the mini mum drift age to years and adds 3 months to the military service required of draftees The house is expected to act on the bill next week House approv al would send the measure to President Truman Case R S forced a oneday delay Thursday in the passage vote but he said in advance he expected the meas ure to pass He had objected to a vote until senators received printed copies of the bill Tax Valuation Nearly Double in Years Time Notices Issued of Reassessments Notices of reassessments on per sonal properties of Mason City business and industrial properties revealed Friday that such tax val uations have been nearly doubled in total as compared with last year City Assessor JP Manleys no tices follow completion of the re valuation of such properties by the J M Cleminshaw company of Cleveland The revaluationin cluded inventories furniture and fixtures machinery and equip ment not previously appraised with the real estate Valuation on this years assess ment rolls for that type of prop erty totals according to William Cleminshaw in charge of the revaluation work for the city The 100 per cent valuation for next About The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy cool and showers Friday night and Sat urday Low Friday night High Saturday 6070 Iowa Warm and humid Friday night and Saturday Frequent showers and cool extreme north and extreme west portions Occasional showers and thun derstorms with locally heavy downpours in southeast and southcentral portions Low Fri day night 4652 in extreme northwest 5662 central and 68 in southeast High Saturday 52 58 extreme northwest 7278 central 8086 southeast Shift ing winds 2030 M P H Satur day Further outlook Showers and thunderstorms Saturday and most of Sunday Rain may end over northwest and much cooler in southeast portion Sat urday night and Sunday Show ery and cool Monday and Tues day Minnesota Rain and cool central and south portion and cloudy and cool with occasional light rain extreme north Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 3642 north 4248 south High Saturday 5055 north and west near 60 southeast GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 m June 1 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 74 62 64 72 72 48 years taxes unless changed appeals will be very close 13000000 said Cleminshaw Hundreds More Several hundred businessmen will be paying taxes next year who have not paid any in the on their business property he added Most are small business men and office holders he said and many have valuations of a few hundred dollars All are treated alike said Cleminshaw both small and large We have tried to be con servative and to price like things alike Many complaints have been re ceived on the increased assess ments the appraiser said Most of them are the result of the owners inclination to value his property on the basis of what he could sell each piece for whereas apprais busi ness has an overall value as a unit Cleminshaw believes 1941 Values Appraisal of stocks of merchan dise on the present day value also has brought some complaints he added Real estate was appraised on the basis of 1941 values If taxes are considered as part of business expense Cleminshaw pointed out the taxpayer will find that his taxes are on the same basis percentagewise as they were 10 years ago For example if his taxes were on a 510000 valua tion 10 years ago and are on a 20000 valuation now it would be 6 per cent in each instance In any event he said valuations now are on the same basis throughout the county The same firm appraised Clear Lake and the rest of tha county previously Notices were mailed Thursday to all of the taxpayers involved the assessor said and each has until June 21 to file notice of appeal The boardwill meet after that date to consider them AP Wirephoto FACING REPUBLICAN across the table from Secretary of State Dean Acheson right in the inquiry into the dismissal of Gen Douglas Mac Arthur Friday are Senators William F Knowland Cal and Harry P Cain head both republicans and severe critics of administration Korean policies This was Achesons first appearance to testify before the combined senate foreign rela tions and armed services committees Mud Bogs Down Drive for Red Supply Hubs By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo and stubborn eds Friday bogged down the Jnited Nations drive toward com munist assembly areas in North torea Mudcaked American patrols ought their way into Yanggu on ie eastern end of Hwachon reser oir for the second straight day hey pulled out Thursday without aking the town which guards ap rpaches to the reds eastern as emblyarea A U N tank patrol fought its north of Yonchon on the road o Chorwon communist bastion n the west Tank traps and artil ery halted other armored units a hornets nest of Chinese esistance in the hills tied up American infantry in dozens of mall but intense daylong fights Close to 38 Across the broad central ap Des Moiries Keeps Pickets in Clubs Des Moines sheriffs deputies made a liquor raid in side Des Moines Thursday night as other deputies continued pick eting Des Moines taverns and night clubs Deputy Sheriffs Max Van Rees and Don Newquist said they seized a fifth of whisky and two mixed drinks from the bar of a tavern near the south city limits shortly after p m Joseph L Cunningham and An thony A Aldera the tavern own ers were ordered to report to the sheriffs office Meanwhile other deputies sat or stood at the bar in Tony Critel lis Stage Show and the Tick Tock club Their object was to see that no whisky was served and that no beer was sold after the 1 a m weekday closing hour The sheriff said he decided to use that method of enforcement in taverns which had refused to cooperate with a uniform pol icy on closing hours announced April 23 by County Attorney Clyde E Herring Reppert said Thursday he in tended to concentrate on custom ers as wellas operators of tav erns He said It was just as il legal to buy a drink of whisky as it is to sell it roaches to Kumhwa UNforces eld their ground against red at tacks pulled back slightly or slogged a short distance forward Allied units generally were held close to the 38th parallel South of 38 Korean reds drove South Koreans nearly a mile at one spot on the HyonInje road In the air 3 more Russiantype jets were shot down This brought and all kinds of modern ma chines Red troops were helped by spring rains Koreas poor roads were difficult for UN armored and motorized forces to navigate Air Drop Streams were swollen Bridges were washed out Troops were soaked Supplying them was a major problem for both sides An air drophad to be made to Ameri can troops poundjng at Yanggu through mud sometimes knee deep AP Correspondent Jim Becker reported rainstorms turned the whole front into a soggy sloppy mass of brown slime that covered the tops of combat boots In its monthly report the U S 5th air force reported more than 22500 casualties were inflicted on communist ground forces by allied planes in May The report said Ihe total was exceeded only by 24050 casualties in December The report said UN war planes also knocked out 23 tanks 4391 vehicles 231 antiaircraft guns 183 fuel and supply dumps and 21000 buildings Peiping radio reported that Lt Col James P Carne commander of the heroic first battalion of the British Gloucestershire regiment was a prisoner The broadcast said to 6 the number reported dehe was captured when he tried stroyed in 24 hours by American to hide in a heap of dead bodies after Chinese swarmed over Brit ish positions in their spring offen F86 Sabre jets and a B29 Super fort One air flared near Pyongyang North Korean capital and far south of the traditional jet battle scenes Two American F80 jet and an F51 and burned Friday afternoon be hind red lines The 5th air force said the pilots could not have sur vived It did not say whether they were downed by air or ground fire Red Air Victory The Pyongyang radio said 4 al lied Grumman fighters were shot down over Hamhung on the east coast There was no such report from UN sources American seaborne air bases were augmented by the arrival big U S carrier Bon Richard She sent her of the Homme fighters over Korea Thursday for the first time Pilots reported ex cellent results in hitting redheld ridges near Hwachon Red China came out with a frank admission that communist troops need more and better sup plies Peiping radio quoted a re turning communist delegation as saying red troops need more planes tanks guns antiaircraft guns antitank guns trucks food sive Body of Michigan Man Is Found in Boxcar at Clarion body of a man found dead in a boxcar near the Chicago Great Western round house Thursday has been identi fied by officers here as Clyde Bauerly 71 from information on His social security card Dr Richard A Young Wright county coroner said death was due to natural causes Officials got in touch with relatives at Jonesville Mich who declined to acceptthe body say ing they had not seen him for 33 years In a telephone communi cation with Clarion officers permission was granted to the of ficers to proceed with the burial The body is at the Eyler fu neral home but officers are awaiting further information on their authority to proceed with the burial Vote to Make Public Paper on Formosa Sec Map On Page 2 Washington MacAr thur inquiry committee voted 15 to 9 Friday to make public a state department document deal ing with Formosa The vote overruled objection by Secretary of State Acheson to making the document public The state department had circulated i to consular agents in the far eas in late 1949and Acheson argued from the wit ness chair that the paper should not be released He was before the senate armed services and foreign relations committees for question ing in their inquiry into the dis missal of Gen Douglas MacArthur and far eastern policy The ques tioning was delayed pending set tlement of the issue over the For mosa document Refuge Formosa is the big island of China where Chiang Kaisheks nationalist government and the remnants of his armies took ref uge when the Chinese communists drove them from the mainland Senator Knowland RCal had insisted the document should be released He contended that sup pressing it would mean restricting the scope of the questioning oJ Acheson The debate took place behind closed doors The document a memorandum dated Dec 23 1949 was read to he committee Official reporters Look no transcript and copies of the paper were not immediately given to news reporters Members said the memorandum told U S consular officers to pre pare for the fall of Chinese na lionalistheld Formosa and added that it was not of vital importance to American defenses In the present hearings Secre ary of Defense Marshall and the joint chiefs of staff all have said t is necessary that Formosa be ept out of hostile hands Democrats Oppose Ten republicans and 5 demo crats voted to make the document public Opposing were 8 demo cratsand one republican Senator Russell the chairman of the inquiry group was among the 15 who voted in avor of releasing the report The others who voted to release t were listed by the committee George Wiley R H Alexander Smith RN Hickenlooper Lodge Brewster Byrd Lyndon Johnson Stennis Retailers Watching New York Price War tor Signs of Spread 5 Injured in Collision at Manchester Hansell Coach Among Those Hurt Manchester ff Five person including Bill Mehle 30 coach o the state championship girls bas ketball team at Hansell were in jured near here Friday in a car bus collision Mehle suffered broken ribs an severe cuts Three of the 4 boy riding with him on a vacation tri to Chicago were hospitalized wit possible skull injuries The injured boys were Gen Harper 16 and Donald Woodley 17 both of Hampton and Ronalc Schulz 17 of Sheffield A 4th boy Kenneth Sevens 18 of Hampton suffered only minor hurts Mehle and the 3 boys were hos pitalized in Manchester Neithe the bus driver Roy Ducpmmun o McGregor nor any of his 18 pas sengers were hurt The accident occurred on high way No 13 a mile and a half northwest of Manchester Ducom mtin told authorities he h a stopped for a grade crossing and was just starting up when th car struck therear of the bus Th car was a 1951 model with les than 1000 miles on it RFC Accused of Washington 4yearol proposed senate committee repor accusing the RFC and the B O railroad with collusive and irreg ular dealings was made publi Friday The dealings involved an 000000 loan made by the govern ment Reconstruction Finance cor poration to the Baltimore Ohio railroad The document said RFCs ar rangements with the B O con cerning the loan violated the RFC act The arrangements also exposed the railroad to far greater risk than was necessary or warrantei by the B Os financial condi tion the proposed report said It wound up with a recommen dation that the record of a senat aanking subcommittees investiga ion of the RFC and the B O oan be turned over to the justice department for possible prosecu ions The report was released Frida r the banking committee with out comment Members empha sized it was a proposed repor submitted to a banking subcom mittee July 25 1947 and nevei adopted Much of the report leaked ou ruviously however It was a con roversy over one such leak last Tuesday which led the commit ee to have the report printed and made available to all reporters DEAF EAR UPHELD Washinglon ff The U S court of appeals ruled Friday that street car and bus riders have a constitutional right not to have to isten to commercial radio broad asts while they ride Bridges RN SaltonstaU R Knowland Cain RWash and Flanders RVt The 9 committee members who against releasing the docu ment were listed as Green DR McMahon D Ful bright DArk Gfllette D Connally Ke auver Hunt Wyo and Morse Sailor Given 30Day Leave to Wed Doomed Girl By DICK WEST Atlanta handsome sailor and a brave beautiful girl whose life is threatened by can cer got the navys blessing Friday to crowd in every possible mo ment of happiness until death do us part The navy promised to help the young couple add a few chapters of wedded bliss to their love at first sight story before the in evitable tragic ending which doc tors say will come by next fall The commanding officer of the naval air station at Norfolk Va did his part Thursday night by granting blond curlyhaired Tom Amburn of Sioux Falls S Dak i 30day leave and speeding him Here in a special plane to be at the bedside of Betty Thompson lovely brunette high school senior The navy said the leave was open to indefinite extension and if things work out right the 19yearold aviation ma chinists mate will be trans ferred to the Atlanta naval air station Tom and Betty 18 who gradu ates next Tuesday from Russell high school where she was voted a class beauty last year said they were sure things would work out However they were too excited by the reunion to do any definite planning for the wedding yet Cancer is slowly ebbing away the girls life but not her cour age She met Tom last fall after one of her legs had been ampu tated in an effort to halt the spread the disease The young sailor knew long before his sweet heart did that the operation had failed its job Darling youre as beautiful as ever1 he told her Thursday night and kissed her again and again This made Bettys dark eyes shine I feel much better al ready she said Bettys doctor and her parents told her only last week after she demanded the truth that the cancer had spread to her lungs ending all hope of cure But the popular student who had been do ing volunteer work for the Amer ican Cancer society in her spare time lost none of her clieerful ness I havent set the date for out wcddinff she said but Im go ingto be married at home I would love to be married in church Thats every girls dream But I just couldnt walk down the aisle Tom told her its up to you honey when he arrived here he hadnt yet broken the news of his trip to his mother in Sioux Falls but promised to call mom or wire her Shes a little shaken up over this but she wont stand in our way Austin Abbott Atlanta busi nessman offered the young lovers the use of his Sandy Springs honeymoon cottage plus the use of a car and as many groceries as they needed Tom and Betty agreed thats a wonderful offer and Betty add ed The navy is wonderful too By RAY KOIIN New York Bargaingrabbing customers stripped soifte store stocks bare Friday in the 3rd day of New Yorks wideopen price war On one item after stocks were sold out it appeared the war might have ended This was a springweave mens suit These suits were not available Friday morning at Macys Gimbels or Bloomingdales About an hour after this situation was reported Bloom ingdales put a new stock of the suits on its mens shop racks at the old fixed price of Thursday the suits sold elsewhere as low as Opening gongs at big department stores found hundreds surging against barriers at entrances The scenes were even more frenzied than Thursday The pricecutting hassle grew out of a U S supreme court decision 11 days ago ruling that stores which do not sign fairtrade agreements need not observe retail prices set by manufacturers Macys started the pricecut putsch on Tuesday following an announcement on Monday A block away at Gimbels manage ment said nobody would undersell them Shoppers Swarm With an enforced truce during Memorial Day closing the buying wave Thursday battered huge holes in merchandise prices Shoppers swarmed through the store aisles like invading locusts Many store personnel took to wearing boutonnieres so they could tell each other from the customers One panting woman shopper nutshelled the thoughts of many when she said Its good for us and good for business because theyll unload a lot of merchandise thats been sitting around the shelves Comparison shoppers shuttled furiously between Gimbels and Macys remarkably keeping re peated price cuts at both storet within a few cents bt each other Price tags took a beating hour by hour and by closing time Thursday night some items were marked down by more than 40 per cent Others Follow The central buying front was at Gimbels and Macys but other big stores in New York arid Brooklyn hurriedly sliced their prices Even the retail little fellow entered the fracas One Bronx storeowner displayed screaming war all prices cut If they want a war the store keeper said this is a country of free enterprise and we can go them one better down to the last dustcloth Who does Macy and CONVENTION Roy Kcaton Chicago director general of the international as sociation of Lions clubs will be featured speaker Monday eve nine at ft banquet at the All Veterans Social center The Tjan ifuet wlH le part the 3day state Lions cdnvcjitioh Sunday Monday and Tuesday at Clear Lake The Chicago Lions club member is credited with organi zation of the first Lions club in Europe at Stockholm Sweden Nashua Girl Rescued From Cedar River Strike 9 who makes her home with Mr and Mrs A DLeaman narrowly es caped drowning in the Cedar late Thursday afternoon aved through the efforts of Le land Fisher and Ronnie Demo who pulled her to shore Judy and a friend Betty Mc Managle 9 who lives in the country went down by the river o fish near the plant of the Iowa ublic Service company They climbed on to a raft anchored to he power htuse took off their hoes and stockings and were dip ping their feet into the water en Judy lost her balance anc fell in The water at that point is 15 leet deep Judy clung to a rod on he powerhouse and kept her mouth closed but she soon tirec rom holding on and went Betty screamed for help Fisher an employe at the plant watched he children from the window aw the child come up ran outside and laid on the grass near the iver shore Ronnie Demo held on o his feet while Fisher entered the valer and pulled the girl out The current was swift at the pot and in a few more minutes he child would have been carried down stream She recovered in a ew minutes after being pulled e shore Judy is a daughter of Lt Clar ence E Strike who is serving with he army in the Canal Zone She is he granddaughter of Col C L Strike who served 32 years in the irmy is retired leattlc Wash and lives at AWARDED MEDAL Columbus Junction Lt lichard E Little of Columbus unction has boon awarded the Gimbel think they are Heres how some pricefixed merchandise fared in Thursdays price retreat Lewyt vacuum cleaner to Mixmaster to Toastmaster to springweave mens suit to S3017 Palm Beach suit to best seller novel James Jones From Here to to In the midst of chaos Macys and Gimbels maneuvered their personnel like good generals Tele types flashed the downtown prices to branch stores They were called out like stock quotations Then the branches fell in priceline vith the parent stores Hard on Price Taps Gimbels price tags took such a beating that the store discarded pen and ink recording and used charcoal markers Retailers across the country are watching the big tussle with some towns retail apprehension and still more confidence that it wont last cities were long Few in other inclined to start the price toboggan rolling One dealer said If this thing ets out of hand its like a pit vith no bottom One trade guess is that prices vill level off at from 8 to 15 per cnt below the former pricefixed evels Workmans Body Found at Manly body of a man iden istinguishcd flying cross for tified as Kester H Furgenson 41 cading his unit in a jet fighter in erccptor wing on a mission near Jnsan Korea SAME BUtk memns truffu 4tMh IM Si hours was found in the railroad yards by a train crew Friday morning He had been working with a crew of men laying steel near GraCton Coroner Robert C Bride said there seemed no doubt that the man had been hit by a train but no decision had been reached Fri day afternoon Papers on the mans body did not give his address and officers were trying to locate relatives Sheriff A Conner of Northwood and Robert C Bride Worth coun ty coroner had not yet determined whether death was due to natural causes or whether he had been by a train   

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