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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Ntwspoptr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAMI THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL Fnv And United rnw Full I Centl Copy MASON C1TV IOWA MONDAY JUNE 4 1951 ThU ConiUU of Two One Mans Opinion A W EARL HALL Some Lessons From Our War in Korea THERE are those more than a few in fact who believe there has been no gain whatever from the UN police action in Korea But Im not among them My view is the exact reverse of this In my opinion there are lessons from that undertaking which if recognized and acted upon will have the effect of hastening by many years our ultimate triumph over world communism or Rus fian imperialism as you prefer and speed the advent of a lasting peace And the first cardinal fact to be recognized and acted upon is that the war in Korea is part and par cel of the master war which is being waged out of the kremlin Theres distressing evidence on Capitol Hill these days that this patent truth has not been com prehended A Bevelling Question Whats the UN plan for bring ing the Korean war to a conclu sive decision Thats a question thats being asked with monoto nous repetitiveness And the very fact that its asked betrays a fail ure on the part of the questioner to comprehend this fundamental truth to which I have referred The answer to this question was presented in this paragraph from an article in last weeks United States and World Report A vast game of power politics Is under way The not just Korea southeast Asia Iran or the chess board Russia up to now is on the offensive making moves to take points of power trying to win domination of the world The U S fame so far is mainly defensive Oar Foe in Moscow The person in responsible legis lative or military post who cannot on his own power sense this most important fact about the Korean action is indeed possessed of doubtful qualifications for his job Price War Continues Unabated Cuts Spread to Omaha Frisco By UNITED PRESS Price wars spread Monday to San Francisco and Omaha despite a threat of federal antitrust action against merchants who slash their prices below costs In New York meanwhile Macys department store offered to call a truce in the battle of the price its competi tors keep their levels 6 per cent higher than those offered in the largest department store in the world The rivals rejected the peace offer and the war roared on Retaliation Weinsteins department store in San Francisco put the axe to price on many fair trade goods mostly drugs and sundries Monday Othe stores retaliated by lowering their prices even further In Omaha Lee Smith presiden of Smith Drugs ordered his store to mark down fair trade item that he considered out of line He expected other stores to do the same and said he believed a price fight would be healthy for re tailers But in Washington George J Burger president of the Nationa Federation of Independent Busi ness said some sales made in New Yorks price war may be in viola tion of federal antitrust laws LIONS FELLOWSHIP GlobeGazette photo by Sorllon Brotherly smiles and an atmosphere of good fellowship gave Its as clear as the nose on a mans face It was even before Korea By committing enough of our military strength to the assign ment we doubtless could push the last Chinese communist backinto Manchuria We could probably bring China to her knees if we wanted to invest enough in the project in blood and treasure But with Korea regained and China conquered our real enemy would be unharmed Hed still be at the kremlin Piecemeal Approach Used The Russian master plan ob viously calls for a piecemeal ap proach to world dominationPo land Czechoslovakia Hungary Romania Yugoslavia Albania and more recently China have all fallen into her basket in this man ner A like techniquein Persia Greece Italy France and western Germany failed because of a vig orous defensive action by United Statesand her associates in the free world But there is no reason to believe that the kremlin has abandoned the plan which has proved so eminently fruitful If the fighting came to an end in Korea tomorrow theres every good reason to believe it would break out elsewhere at a time and place of Russias choosing It will be so until the kremlin is made to understand that it is going to be held accountable for any future breach of the worlds peace Just One Segment Lesson No 1 then it seems to me is that the Korean war is just one little segment of that master plan which has revealed itself at least a dozen times since the close of World war II Lesson No 2 is that our military might was still is ample for the demands upon it Our assumption that we could have adequate security for less than 10 per cent of our national income has been revealed to be both a snare and a delusion Whatever made those charged with responsibility for our na tional security believe that we could get by for billion a year The only justification lor such a figure was that if we spent any more on national defense we just wouldnt have enough to get the other services weve come to de mand from our government Soft Headedness Prevailed Its been a triumph of soft headed thinking over common tense and reality And were be ing saved from the painful conse quences of our folly by the simple fact that we have a supply of A bombs from 50 to 100 times as great as our enemys Major blame for this sad state of affairs is upon those entrusted with the task of guiding our na tional defense But most of us will recall how pleased we were to have economies practiced in this urea Remember how we stood up cheered when Secretary Louis Johnson announced that he wouldnt need even as much as the billion appropriated for na tional defense Everybody who applauded his of a billion and a half dol lars automatically becomes a part ner in the blame for our military CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 He quoted a section of the law that selling below the sellers cost is an unfair act where both such action is to destroy fair competition The price wars were touched off by a U S supreme court de cision that fair trade agreements applied only to those merchants who actually signed them anc could not cover all sellers of a par ticular product unless they agreec to abide by the given price lev els Peace Rejected Macys offer for a negotiated peace on its own terms was re jected immediately Sunday by competitors Bernard Gimbel president oi Macys archrival retorted were going to follow our 109year pol icy of protecting our customers We will not be undersold by Macys or anyone else Macys President Richard Weil Jr replied that his store would cut its prices 6 per cent every time its competitors matched Macys prices He said the war would end anytime the rival stores kept 6 per cent above his firms levels There was no sign however that Macys San Francisco store planned to fight Weinsteins price cutting move But other stores in the west coast city were will ing to accept the challenge A spokesman for the Emporium said his firm didnt become the largest store in San Francisco by selling at higher prices than other merchants And Charles S Hobbs president of Hale Bros department stores said that as usual customers would find Hale merchandise competitively priced GirnbePs reported that Sunday telephone orders exceeded those of last Christmas rush period the 3day state convention of Lions International a good start Sunday at Clear Lake From the left some of the top convention personalities are R J Aurdal Clear Lake Lions club president Edward H Paine Michigan City Ind past Lions International president Clifford Thoma Fairfield Lions International director the Rev J Perry Prather Waterloo E C Boyle and Arnold Moeller convention committee members from Clear Lake State Denies Finding Bribe Offered Scott Nebergall Says Probe in Vain DCS Moines state headquarters said Monday a state liquor commissioner has iven the source of an attempt to aribe him but that nothing has done about it Chief R W Nebergall of the state bureau of criminal investigation immedi ately denied this State Liquor Commissione George Scott has alleged that representative of a distiller of fered if the firms prod ucts would be listed by stat liquor stores Nebergall said considerabl jrobingof a statement by Scott las failed to develop any cor rpboration He said the investiga ion is continuing Frank Modrhead in his weeklj democratic headquarters commen column asserted Scott had in ormed state agents and then Vebergall several weeks ago o hename of theidistillery and its epresentative involved Scott confirmed in general the tatements attributed to him b VIoorhead However Scott de cribed some of them as puttinj t pretty strong He said he hac leard nothing from Nebergall for about 6 weeks As to Scotts allegation of at empted bribery Nebergall said thus far we have found no cor oboration of Scotts statement Another of the allegations which Nebergall declined to identify rought a comment from Neber all that we have been unable o find anyone who would say hat any statement of the type eferred to was made in his pres nce Scott a West Union republi an has been at odds with and as sharply criticized for months oth the commission and the re ublican state administration of ov William E Beardsley More Than 500 Lions Register Clear at the State Lions convention here con tinued to swell Monday as second day sessions of the 3day event progressed More than 500 persons regis tered Sunday at convention head quarters in the All Veterans So cial center according to Marion Jilmore of the registration com mittee This years state conven tion gives promise of being one of the largest in the history of the organization declared John Perkins publicity chairman Edward H Paine past presi dent of Lions International set the stage for the Sunday evening Necrology service in his special address at the Clear Lake high school audtiorium Paine painted the picture of mans attitude to ward death and a memorial through the ages of history Based on Quotations Elaborating on quotations from John Miltons Lycidas Tenny sons In Memorian Thomas Grays Elegy Written in a Coun ry Churchyard William Cullen Bryants Thanatopsis and the flubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Paine closed with Tennysons Crossing the Bar The names of 49 Lions club members deceased during the ast year were read during the Necrology service by district gov ernors De Lisle Brady Nashua Dr Roy W Hinson Fairfield Wilmer R Newlin Johnston and Gilbert F Chiquet Iowa Falls In charge of the memorial service the Rev J Perry Prather Waterloo challenged Lions club members to teach by example he true meaning of brotherhood No Boundaries Good will knows no boundar es neither does Lionisrn Mr Brother declared Sacred music vas provided by the Womens club and Civic Mens choruses of Clear Lake R Roy Keaton director general if Lions International was to be eatured speaker Monday eve ning at a director generals ban quet at the All Veterans Social enter A governors ball described by he convention committee as a ions party with fun for all vas planned at the Surf ballroom ater Monday evening A bathing eauty contest and special acts vere on the program AP Wircphoto WHERE 6 wrecker pulls out the car in which 6 persons died Sunday when the auto plunged into the rainswollen Des Homes river near Oskaloosa The vic tims all members of a Waterloo iamily were starting on a vacation 6 of Family Drown in Car Father Grandmother and 4 Children Die Oskaloosa members of ne family were drowned Sunday vhen their automobile plunged nto the Des Moines river One ccupant of the car was rescued The bodies of Lyle Postel 29 f Waterloo his mother Mrs famie Postel 48 and 3 of Lyles 4 hildren were recovered The oungsters were Richard 7 Mary Jean 3 and Stan ey 2 The youngest childs body not found Mrs Dorothy Postel Lyles wife nd mother of the children was escued Sheriff Dwight Mateer of Ma aska county said an eyewitness old him that the Postel car passed a truck and semitrailer rig on a highway bridge approach rolled into the air and fell beside the bridge into the river The accident occurred 9 miles west of Oskaloosa The truck driver William Pow ell of Milwaukee fished the younger Mrs Postel from the river alive but was unable to save the others The rescued woman was taken to an Oskaloosa hospital where her condition was said to involve serious shock and expo sure effects Sailor Asks Public to Be Left Alone Wedding to Cancer Victim Postponed Norfolk Va Am burn 19 year old sailor whose emergency leave to marry his cancerdoomed sweetheart was revoked by the navy suffered a nervous breakdown on arrival at his base here Monday Am burn was admitted to dispen sary A navy spokesman com mented Its just a case of nerves By JOHN FINNEY Washington Amburn a weary young sailor asked th press and God loving people Monday to leave him alone wit the dying sweetheart he loves The 19yearold aviation ma chinists mate said his marriage t pretty Betty Thompson of At lanta Ga had to be indefinitely postponed but he was still in love with the cancerridden 17 yearold high school girl Stopping at Washington D C from his home at Sioux Falls S Dak enroute to his base at Nor folk Va the embittered sailor told the United Press I didnt even think she woulc question my love for her but I must keep the love of my people also as that is all I have left The press is killing both All I ask and that is no much is that we be left alone I there is1 any mercy or humanity left in people now is the time to find out Appreciated Amburn said that he appreci ated the public interest which is all for Betty She knows I love her and whatever I say or do is for the good of her and myself Amburn was a bewildered anc pathetic figure as he wandered the terminal at National airport after a flight here from his home He could get no com mercial plane to Norfolk and was attempting to go the rest of the way to Norfolk by navy plane Arnburns commanding officer Cmdr H F Rand canceled the young sailors emergency leave which had been given to him to marry Betty Rand canceled the leave after Amburn told the United Press that he and Betty had decided over the telephone to postpone their mar riage Amburn said Monday Im going to talk with my commander and see if I cant get another leave to Atlanta again and Rand indicated he would fulfill the request If he calls the girl tells her he wants to go there and she wants him io return Ill be glad to extend the leave he said Otherwise I can see no justifica tion for it Bip Decision Amburn was bitter about pub licity which he said made him out to be a heel He said this was the most tremendous decision of his life and it involved factors which could not be explained pub licly or understood I would not say anything to hurt Betty he said Im still in love with her And Im making my decisions on my own Im not being influen ced by anybody Im thinking for myself the only way I can Amburn flew to his home in Sioux Falls from Atlanta after visiting Betty one day His mother was said to be broken up over the planned marriage Betty said that I know he still loves me But if he never comes back I can still carry on because I al ways have I wanted Tom to go back and talk with his mother but I didnt know she was so much against our marriage If his parents have convinced him he shouldnt marry me 1 cant blame him But I love him and I know he still loves me Acheson Denies Red Influence in Framing U S Foreign Policy Fond of the Weather Can Be Found By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Theres one thing that can be said about the weathei matter how bad it is where you are its prob ably worse some place else Take Tennessee for instance Bonedry Like most of the southern states from Arkansas to Florida and the Caro iinas its in its 7th week drought the kind t h a scorches earth and wilts crops But over in Hie Iristatc area o Wyoming Colorado and Mon tana youd need a good wan woolen coat Temperatures wer in the 20s in many section ove the weekend and in Colorac there was a onefoot snow la that practically chased June righ off the calendar As for rain they had 61 inche of it in San Antonio And i Nebraska the folks were just get ting set to pull themselves togeth er after 3 days of torrential rain tails Showers were reported fron he eastern Great Lakes south ivard to the Appalachian and Ohi valley and in the lower Hi rande valley Along the Atlantic coast it wa still hot after 4 days and tern peratures were forecast in the 90s The east half of the country hai cloudy to partly cloudy weathe early Monday while it wa enerally lair in the west half The midwest got swept bj winds and on the Great Lake small craft warnings were up The drought reached alarminL aroportions in the south In Ten nessee an agriculturalist said th states tobacco cro would be ruined unless it gets strong drenching within tw veeks Some farmers in western ections of the state plowed under doomed cotton crops and plantec oybeans About The WEATHER Mason City Clearing Monday night with frost likely in favor able locations Low Monday night 38 Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday with high 70 owa Clearing Monday night with low 38 northeast to 44 south west Frost likely northeast cor ner of state Tuesday fair and warmer Further outlook Show ers beginning west portion Wed nesday night spreading slowly eastward and covering the en tire state by Wednesday night and Thursday Warmer Wed nesday and Thursday tflnnesola Partly cloudy Monday night with light showers and not so cool near the Canadian border A little cooler with some frost likely southeast por tions Tuesday partly cloudy with light showers northwest and extreme north warmer in south portions Low Monday night 4045 north and west 36 40 southeast High Tuesday 55 65 north 6672 south GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m fonday June 4 Maximum 56 Minimum 46 At 8 a m 51 GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hours ending at 8 a m unday June 3 Maximum 71 Minimum 45 At 8 a m 48 Precipitation 03 Maximum Sunday 56 Yank Flame Throwers in Action Tank Forces Gain Several Miles By WILLIAM C BARNARD Tokyo troops fight ing through driving rain towarc the main communist redoubt ii North Korea beat off savage rec counterattacks Monday Artillery thundered over the sound of hand grenades as Unitec Nations forces threw back the thrusts Reds attacked all threat ening UN spearheads They fough stubbornly everywhere agains the crunching allied advance Near Line UN officers said the offensiv appeared to be reaching the main red defense line On the eastern front Chinese ought from heavily constructed fortifications built by North Ko reans in prewar days Foliage had frown over them in natural cam ouflage Chinese waited until ad vancing Americans came unknow ngly within a few yards Then hey opened up Doughboys burned them out vith flame throwers You cant call this a delaying action any more one high offic er said The way the enemy is et and dugin and shooting from veilprepared bunkers and the etermination of his defenses hows we are really hitting a main inc Small but sharp battles flared 11 along the sawtooth front from ewly captured Yonchon in the vest to Kansong in the east where eds attacked the allies deepest of North Korea Tankled UN forces hacked out ains of one to 3 miles in spots n other places they stood still Hand to Hand Allied gains were chipped out lowly in tough often handto and fighting Spears of infantrymen and ar mor pushed northward trying to each and break the reds iron tri ngle tipped by Chorwon Kum wa and Pyonggang They were hrusUng up from Yonchon 13 miles below Chorwon from Yong yong and Yongong near the 38th arallel and from Hwachon 18 miles from Kumhwa The 8th army was willing to pay ic cost of taking the triangle ities because 1 The triangle dominates an mportant network of highways 2 If masses of allied tanks could each Chorwon they would find at country excellent for their ype of fighting In the flat tri ngle allied artillery would be lore bloodily efficient than ever Rancher Happy With Trial Run of His Own Funeral Burlington Colo would avc been too bad if I had to be ead and miss all this That was the reaction of a one time rancher and storekeeper after he conducted his own fu neral Sunday because I want to be sure of what goes on It was no easy matter for J N Gernhardt 75 The school board wouldnt allow him to use the school auditorium Gernhardt had to pack an overflow crowd of more than 1000 into the local armory A scheduled singer backed out so he played records Several ministers turned him down before the Rev S H Mahaffcy of Kanorado Kans agreed to con duct the services in which he said Pray for this brother of ours that he will somehow draw closer to God in the years left to him and that he will think piously of death and the resurrection Gernhardt doubling as corpse chief mourner and stage manager squirmed in his seat of honor fac Didnt Know of ABomb at Yalta Says MacArthur Challenged Plans Washington of State Acheson told senators Mon day he does not believe commu nist influence has figured in any way in the framing of U S policy toward China For the 3rd day Acheson was testifying at senate hearings on the dismissal of Gen Douglas Mac Arthur In response to a request he read a long summary of Amer ican policy in the orient for the last 5 years When Acheson concluded it Senator Wiley RWis asked about the purported influence of communist sympathizers in the state department during this period whether you know of their having any influence in arriving at the determinations that you have described here as the various steps which were finally arrived at Not Then Acheson said I do not believe there was or is any communist influence any way affecting the determination Chinese policy either then or now In his policy summary Acheson replied to various points of criti cism which have been made against far eastern policy He said the United States did not know whether we had an atomic bomb or not when j it signed the 1945 Yalta agreement to bring Russia into the war against Japan Some critics have srotested that the agreement gave Russia territory permitting her now to threaten Japan The Yalta conference was a neeting of President Roosevelt rime Minister Churchill of Britain and Russian Premier Stalin at a Russian town of that name They made high level de cisions for future cooperation in he war Acheson said it was regarded hen as of the utmost importance hat Russia should come into the var in the far east in time There was very little doubt e said that they would come in but the grave danger was that hey would really wait until the var was we had ex pended our effort and blood to win he they would come in anddo what they wished In effect Acheson denied too hat the Chinese nationalist gov ernment was defeated by the com munists for lack of U S support He said the United States had authorized in aid o the in mili ary and half in economic sup the fall of Japan And le declared that 75 per cent of 11 the U S war material fur lished to the Chinese nationalists vas captured by the communists Worst Leadership Acheson cited a November 1948 eport by General Barr head of he military mission to China that no battle has been lost since my arrival due to lack of ammunition or equipment Their the Chinese nationalist military debacles in my opinion can all be attributed to the worlds worst leadership and many other moraledestroying factors that led to a complete loss of the will to fight Barr reported On the point of MacArthurs dismissal Acheson said the far eastern commander in effect challenged the policies as laid down by the president He said he not only concurred in the de cision to fire him but helped to draft the official announcement of the commanders removal think it is very clear he ing the audience As the minister saicil that MacArthur was unable warned that worms destroy allito givc his wholehearted support bodies the grizzled little man ranto the Polcies handed down to a finger under his collar anrimm b glanced nervously at his expen administration sive copper casket He brightened as a friend Mrs Herbert Drew played two piano With Me and Make It Pure This was followed by recorded vocal music The entire service was recorded 0 be replayed after his death But thcwserviccs wont be in Bur lington Miffed at the opposition ic says he encountered in his Dlanning Gernhardt has directed he be buried at Goodland I wouldnt be caught dead here he declared SAME 197 menu jtatk la lilt 24   

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