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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Ntwspoper MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAttl THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTN IOWANS NII6HIORS HOME EDITION Fum United FuU MASON CUT IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 2 of Two OutofTowners Swell Sales in N Y Price War Supply Firms Cutting Off Deliveries New York took ad vantage of a day off to rush the bargain counters Saturday In the shopping scramble set Off this week by pricewarring de partment stores Some proved as adept as women In elbowing and wrenching their to a variety of goods marked down in price as much as 30 per cent One woman conceded defeat in trying to jockey through the crowds Nothing is cheap if you have to light this mob she announced in a loud tone Then she walked off in a huff Early Risers Salespeople emerging from the subways to go to work shuddered when they saw as many as 500 persons clustered outside the doors even before the stores opened One salesman before entering his store braced himself and said Well tell my wife the last time you saw me I was going in The battle of the price tag en tered its 4th day with a weekend influx of outoftowners expected to swell the crowds Only a few stores showed signs of retreating in the selling fever the main antagonists con tinued to trade blows Meanwhile Memphis Tenn be came the first big city outside New York to react to a supreme court limitation on fairtrade pricefixing agreements At least two Memphis stores reported sharp reductions In New York the principal de velopments Friday pn the price tag front were these Eversharp Inc cut off deliv eries of pens and pencils to Macys The manufacturer ofPalm Beach suits said he would do the same unless Macys charges regular prices from now on Macys Gimbels and other stores exhausted stocks of many goods like summer suits and toasters but hordes of buyers attacked other counters and bought other items Biff Dollar Volumes In spite of the cuts several stores announced abovenormal dollar volumes in the consumer rush Price slashes were not so deep as on Thursday but a few new items entered the fray There were indications that the retailers had dropped about as far as they can cost Several stores increased costs of some items and set prices rol ling back up to their original lev els There were rumors of a truce next week but there were just as many reports that the battle had only started Truce expectations centered around the exhausted supplies and the Eversharp and Palm Beach ul timatums to Macys who started the price war by announcing 6 per cent cuts on some fairtraded items last Tuesday Macys Blamed Both Eversharp and Palm Beach manufacturers said their action was due to Macys failure to maintain fair trade agreements Macys has said it never signed such agreements In addition Goodall Fabrics Inc Palm Beach manufacturers pointedly said it was boycotting only Macys E L Ward Goodall president said in Chicago that other stores had acted defensively againsl Macys But one newspaper reported that Macys president Richard Wei Jr said he would get merchandise including Palm Beach suits des pite Goodalls action Weil did not elaborate according to the report The war had its casualties too Macys medical department said it treated twice the normal 100 pa tients a day Price War Spreads to Suburbs West New York big citys price war spread to the suburbs Saturday where small merchants on Long Island slashed prices announcing they would not be un dersold by big department stores The small stores said they hac enough supplies on hand to handle the rush of bargain hunters Their bigger brothers in Man hattan R H Macy Company and Gimbels were running out s ammunition in the face of record breaking crowds of shoppers Around the nation some price cutting was reported in New Or leans La Lead S Dak Albu querque N Mex and Oklahoma City Okla OPERATE ON SKELTON SanU Monica dian Red Skelton underwent an Emergency operation for dicitii Saturday morning 7 Injured by Tornado at Marshalltown Red Cross Estimates Million Damage Marshalltown fP More than 11000000 in damage resulted from riday nights tornado here Ervine Harland chairman of the Mar hall County Red Cross estimated Saturday He said 140 houses were dam aged All are on the south side Seven persons were injured as the torm ripped through a mile long lection There was no loss of life Four houses were destroyed thers were unroofed and some were lifted off their foundations Trees toppled over like match ticks light and telephone wires vere torn down and streets were o littered with debris that all raffic into the city except by side roads was halted In the Dark Policemen firemen and highway TCWS groped around in the dark attempting to get a true picture f the damage Rain continued to all for hours after the twisting vind had passed Despite the havoc caused by the torm police officials said early Saturday that there apparently lad been no loss of life Those taken to hospitals were C H Lukehart 41 Mrs Ernest Seem and her 3 young children Miss Mary Klaunberg 70 and Mrs Glenn Groff wife of a Mar halltown policeman All had minor injuries butMiss Claunberg who was removed from he wreckage of her home by res cue workers was suffering from shpsk Lukehart had recently finished vork on a small home When the vind struck it lifted his jiouse off he foundation and rolled it across he road into a field Lukehart was nside alone but escaped without erious injury File of Boards The Ernest Beem home was re duced to a pile of boards Mr Beem a truck driver was just coming into the city when the tor nado hit He bulldozed his way hrough fallen trees to reach the louse and help rescue his family On duty at police headquarters hen the twister struck was oliceman Otis Sorem He knew hat it was his residential area that lad been hit but he was unable to lelp Later he learned that his home had been leveled Members of his family escaped unhurt The tornado struck about 3 m as hail stones more than an nch in diameter pelted the area It swept in from the northwest and cut a mile wide swath over an area of about 10 blocks The heavy rain which followed sent a creek out of its banks and blocked off one street The Iowa river also was out of its banks Erwin Harland county Red Cross chairman set up a relief to care for the home ess John G Herl who had just completed construction of his new lome saw it reduced to a pile of sindling Herl was visiting neighbor at the time and was un injured Part of his house struck a car and did to damage A basement house was unroof ed and a car beside it was turned over alongside the house The storm apparently struck twice Those within the tornado area said there was a heavy pres sure then a vacuum then another pressure Trees and debris went in all directions and it was some what uncertain from which way the storm came Ambulances were kept busy ir the storm area Friday night and a tractor had to be called to move a semitrailer truck out of a creek All electric and telephone wires were down in the storm area hampering officials in their rescue efforts Police said they were helped considerably by use of a portable radio transmitter brought to the scene by radio station KFJB of Marshalltown The transmitter was used to help direct rescue ef forts BRADY I11NSON NEWLIN C1IIQUET Kossuth County Had Big Farm Income Des Five Iowa counties had farm income in 194S of more than each the Iowa development commission re ported Saturday The 5 top counties as listed in the 1950 census and their 1949 cash income Pottawattamie 456435Sioux Ply mouth Clinton 891570 Kossuth KEY MEN AT LIONS 4 district governors of Lions Interna tional will perform key functions Sunday Monday and Tuesday state Lions con vention at Clear Lake They are De Lisle Brady Nashua governor of district 9A Dr Roy W Hinson Fairfield governor of district 9B Wilmer R Newlin Johnston governor of district 9C and Gilbert Frank Chiquet Iowa Falls governor of district 9D Lions Parley Starts Sunday 500 Expected at Clear Lake Event Clear than 500 per sons are expected to arrive here unday for the first day of the 1day state convention of Lions nternational according to John Perkins of the convention com mittee Registration is scheduled to be in at 9 a m at the All Veterans Social center A family picnic for convention delegates and their amilies is planned at 4 p m a he state park on the south shore of the lake The first convention session is scheduled for 7 p m at the Cleai ake high school auditorium special address will be deliverec jy Edward H Paine Michigan City Ind past president of Lions nternational A necrology service will follow 3aines address Sacred music for he service will be provided by he womens club and civic mens choruses of Clear Lake Perkins said Church attendance golfing am soatrides on the lake are planned Sunday as entertainment for vis tors Mondays sessions will begin at 8 a m with a district governors sreakfast at which Jack Johnson past International director wil speaker The official opening session o he convention will be called t order at a m Monday at thi All Veterans Social Center W I Ward Clear Lake mayor anc Chuck Lovell Chamber of Com merce president will give wel coming speeches before conven tion business gets underway Herbert C Petry Jr Carrizi Springs Texas president of Lion International will be the featurei speaker Tuesday evening at thi final convention session At Wirephoto HE COMES OUT Lt Melvin J Shad duck is a happy man at the end of 3 weeks as a prisoner of the Chinese reds in Korea Shadduck of Gushing Minn a pilot was shot down behind the enemy lines on April 22 the day of the start of the Chinese offensive Captured a day later he spent 3 weeks as a prisoner be fore being abandoned in the red retreat A Greek patrol found the bearded pilot on May 27 Bradley Favors Spain Greece in War Pact General Arrives on Europe Tour Paris Omar Bradley indicated Saturday that he favors he inclusion of Spain Greece and Turkey in the Atlantic pact The chairman of the U S joint chiefs of staff arrived at Orly air iield Saturday morning from Washington on an inspection tour of western Europes defenses He was met by Gen Dwight D Eisen hower the Atlantic pact com mander Asked if he favored including Spain Greece and Turkey in the Atlantic pact Bradley said There ought to be as many of us as possible to work for com munity defense The more of us there are together the better off we are going to be I came over to see how things are going along and if there is anything we can do back in Wash ington This is a hurried trip to pick up as much information as possible in the shortest time Bradley denied there was any significance to the ISct that he Army Chief of Staff Gen J Law ton Collins and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen Hoyt S Vandenberg were visiting Europe almost sim ultaneously Iowa Leads in Farm Cash DCS Moines led the nation in cash farm income for the first 3 months of this year the Iowa development commission re ported Saturday It cited U S de partment of agriculture figures Iowa farmers received 8611620 000 for farm products sold during the period A year ago farm in come for the first quarter totaled Illinois had the second larges farm income for the first quarter of 1951 Other top states in or der are California Texas anc Minnesota U S Orders New Cut in Automobiles Washington ff The govern ment Saturday ordered a new cut in auto production on July 1 It will limit output to about 1200000 cars during the JulySeptember period The national production au thority said the order completely revising auto industry controls will mean a reduction of abou onethirdor more from the nearly 1900000 cars produced during the same July September quarterly period a year ago about 200000 the estimated 1400000 units being produced in the current AprilJune quarter 2 Charged With Breaking Windows of Calmar Church Calmar boys wer arrested Friday in connection wit breaking windows in the Luthera church and the Calmar Manufac turing company The boys Kenneth Rothmeyer 20 George Tadlovec 17 The young men are reported t have signed a statement accord ing to George Murray northeas Iowa probation officer Sheriff George W Harms o Winneshiek county had suspect ed the two because of their recor in recent years which include two breakins They had bee Up to now the government has off and on tha limited auto production by fixed percentage limits on the amounts of basic metals copper and aluminum Saturday introduced a more complicated formula Generally it preserves the production status of auto producers as of January 1950 dividing among them the avail able metal according to that status and allowing them to parcel it out as they see fit Courtney Johnson director of NPAs motor vehicle division told newsmen the new system allows manufacturers to devote more metal to lighter cars and thus turn out more units if they so choose He said the 1200000 unit output for the third quarter thus may be somewhat exceeded by this means This gives the auto industry an opportunity to use its alloxved metal to best advantage Johnson said Osure Woman Dies Birdie Miller 81 died at a Mason City hospital Fri day where she had been under treatment for a short time Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p m at the Champion funeral home with burial in the Osagc cemetery Survivors include 4 daughters and one son 3Story Burlington Building Destroyed Burlington esti mated at more than was caused Friday by fire which des troyed a 3story downtown build ing occupied by t h e Van Osdol Motor company Twelve new Packard automo biles 14 used cars and 4 custom ers cars were destroyed in t h e blaze which firemen fought for nearly 3 hours before it was brought under control About 400 tires and a large amount of sup plies also were lost The fire was discovered about p m after everyone had left the building All of Burlingtons firemen and equipment were called to the scene time The two will appear befor Judge G B Richter of Wauko on June 12 About The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy with show ers ending Saturday night Hig near 70 Much cooler Saturda night with a low of 40 to 4 Sunday considerable cloudiness windy and cool Highs 65 to 70 Iowa Showers and cooler Sat urday night much cooler wes and central portions Sunda mostly cloudy and cooler wit light showers east portion Saturday night 38 to 45 north west 46 to 52 southeast High Sunday 58 to 65 northwest 60 t 68 southeast Further clearing and cool with wide spread frost likely Sunday nigh Monday fair and warmer Minnesota Rain Saturday nigh probably clearing with freezin temperatures in extreme north west early Sunday morning Sunday cloudy windy and coo with occasional rain cast Saturday night 3545 except 3 extreme northwest High Sun day 5560 west and south 46 52 northeast GlobeGazette weather statistic for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday June 2 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 69 55 60 155 73 65 Allies Stop Chasing Enemy a Few Miles North of Parallel 38 Rapid City Has Snow South Prays for Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Natures elements appeared on a climatic binge Friday is June started with a crazyquilt weather pattern The south prayed for rain as a prolonged dry spell lightened the danger of millions of dollars damage to crops Torrential rains fell in Nebraska Scores of families fled from their flooded homes as rivers overflowed low ying areas in the southeastern part of the state Snow covered parts of the Dakotas Wyoming and Mon ana There was an blanket of white at Rapid Possible End to Korean War Jity S Dak It was below ng in some parts of the snow belt TopCoat Belt It was topcoat weather over many of the plains states north ern Rockies and northern mid vest states The cool air pushed nto the north central region The south and most of the mid vest and east sweltered in mid summer temperatures Electrical vind and rain storms broke the oppressive heat in some midwest and eastern cities Fridaynight At least 4 persons were killed n the storms A woman and Her daughter were killed by lightning near Birmingham Ala A Fort 3enning Ga soldier on a field naneuver also was killed by ightning In the south the dry weather jelt ranged over Georgia northern Florida Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee Alabama and south and north Carolina The weather bureau in Washington in a 30day outlook said subnormal rainfall was indicated for the southeast in June Aikt Ptmjer Gov Fielding Wright of Missi ssippi appealed for prayer ses sions on Sunday for relief from the drought Mississippi has had no heavy soaking rains for 41 days Agriculture Commissioner Si Corley estimated such a rain would be worth about 000 to farmers Prayer sessions for rain have been held all week at Lumberton Car but there has been no rain Many areas have been without rain for 3 longer Severe electrical and wind storms were reported in Buffalo Toledo Ohio and Chicago Power lines were disrupted windows broken and trees blown down A freak windstorm hit Toledo with gusts of winds reaching a velocity of 78 miles an hour A youth drowned when his sailboat capsized in the Ottawa river Wheat Plajued In Colorado Agriculture Com missioner Paul Swisher said the freeze could ruin what is left o the wheat crop which has been plagued by winter drought in sects and hail Southeastern Nebraska battled flood waters A national guard unit was alerted at Lincoln for possible service at Seward where the big Blue river appeared head ed for a record high level of more than 11 feet Hardest hit by the floodwaters in Nebraska were Seward a town of 3000 near Lincoln and Ash land a community of about 1700 Officials estimated between 40 and 50 families evacuated their homes in Seward when the rising Big Blue river threatened emerg ency dikes An estimated 30 to 40 families left their homes in Ashland wher Salt Creek flood waters reachec one set of dikes and threatened another Some 200 persons were housed in evacuation centers early Saturday Woman With Perfect Church Attendance Found Dead at 85 Charles City familiar figure will be missing from a front pew of the Congregational church at services here Sunday Miss Helen Morrison who com pletes 26 years of perfect church attendance last Sunday was found dead of natural causes at her home Friday night She was 85 A member of the church since 1889 Miss Morrison began her record of attendance in May 1925 walking the 4 blocks from her home to the church in rain and snow cold and heat A victim of rheumatism she needed a cane to make the journey in recent years She also had a 26year perfect record of Sunday school attend ance going into a mens class when her womens class was dropped Will Not Admit Chinese to UN Washington ff Secretary o State Acheson said Saturday thi United States might agree to a cease fire at the 38th parallel i here can be a real settlement o Jie Korean war Acheson told the senate armed services and foreign relations com mittees however mat this coun try would not agree as a part o peace terms 1 to admit the Chi nese reds to the United Nations 2 to discuss the fate of For mosa The 38th parallel is the old bor der line between North and Soutt Korea i British Trying Achesons suggestion that might be considered for peace talks came at the senates Mac Arthurhearings but it obviouslj worldreaching implication beyond the questions involved in the firing of Gen Douglas Mac Arthur From diplomatic informants i was learned the British embass here has been instructed to taki up with the state department thi possibility of reviewing the Korean situation to see whether there i some way of ending the conflict Acheson told the senators h knew nothing of the British movi and knew of no present negotia tions for peace In other phases of his testimony Acheson said a naval blockade o China is under constant plan ning but it is not practical at thi time to seek UN backing for one Flatly he declared the Unite States is not going to allow For mosa to be taken by force He stressed too a U S interes in Britishowned Hong Kong saying its fall to the communis would have a very adverse in fluence on this countrys inter ests No State Reds Acheson was asked whethe there were people in the state cle partment who leaned to red Chinc and whether assurance this coun try might follow were given th British when they recognized th Chinese reds The exchange went Senator Lyndon Johnson D MrSecretary has th state department or any signifi cant part of the state departmen to your knowledge favored th communist regime in China as op posed to the nationalists Acheson No sir Johnson Has the state depart ment ever advised England if should recognize communist Chin that the United States would prob ably follow suit later on Acheson No sir that is a com plelc misapprehension It was Achesons second day of air testimony at hearings by the sen No Clue to Future UN Operation BY OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Gen James A ran Fleet said Saturday the U S th army has quit chasing reds ia orth Korea but will continue to lock communist aggression The United Nations ground commander gave no clue to possi ble future allied operations He left unanswered the ques ion Will the UN allies stand vhere they are now just a lew miles north of the red Korea bor der or will they strike out for specific targets Right after he spoke 8th army headquarters clamped down the most restriclive news regulations since censorship was imposed last December When the lid fell UN forward elements had run up against a bristling Chinese and Korean communist defense line a short distance inside North Korea This ine had been1 strongly reinforced overnight 2 Possibilities There were two possible rea sons for Van Fleets announce nent 1 The red reinforcements 2 The allies might be running out of steam after hurling back the biggest force the reds ever Had thrown against them Van Fleet told a news confer ence the 8th army has ended its pursuit phase of operations but will continue howeverto stop the enemys unwarranted aggres sion against South Korea and will when necessaryi andprofit able meetsuch threats within North Korea He said the reds were crippled severely but are not exhausted and have reserves for still an other round The 8th army commander said the UN allies inflicted more than 100000 casualties including 10 DOO captured on the communists in the reds second spring drive from May 16 through May 31 The defense department In Washington listed red casualties for the period at 162000 We can whip that Chinese place anywhere Van Fleet said As Ive said many times before the Chinese army in Korea hasnt got a chance and the best thing for them to do is to go home He said the UN counteroffen sive that pushed the reds back into North Korea had surprised the communist high command as well as the individual red soldier It inflicted a terrible toll in killed and wounded he said The toll taken of some units is exemplified by the prisoner re port which shows 80 to 90 per cent ineffectiveness of certain com munist divisions 7 Red Jets A belated report of a red jet kill boosted to 7 the number of communist fighters shot down over North Korea in battles Thurs day and Friday A second B29 tail gunner Sat urday was credited with destroy ing a Russiantype MIG15 jet over North Korea Friday U S jet fighter pilots ac counted for the other 5 red jets UN airmen loosed a napalm and rocket attack Saturday on busy enemy rail yards north of Pyong yang the North Korean capital and pilots reported that flames from at least 20 burning boxcars shot more than 100 feet into the ale armed services and foreign re lations committees on the dismis sal of Gen Douglas MacArthur Under Orders He was asked about the white house conferences which led to the removal of MacArthur on April 11 from his far eastern commands But Acheson who took part in the talks refused to tell what was said to them He said his stand was taken instruction from President Truman The attacking jet pilots said the cars were loaded with sup plies The stiffened red stand in North Korea indicated to frontline of ficers that the communists had pulled back as far north as they intended to go willingly They appeared determined to stop United Nations armored col umns short of an iron triangle formed by the towns of Kumhwa Chorwon and Pyonggang Allied troops were only 12 miles from As to the prospects for an end the western end of the triangle to the Korean war Acheson said he knows of no present peace moves He said there is a possibil called it not the most likely the fighting will end in a stalemate Calling stalemate an unpleas ant word Acheson said there was a possibility of a settlement on the basis of mutually known Strengths MacArthur in opposing Truman administration policy in Korea SAME contended it promised only a Btack flc uu u bloody stalemate   

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