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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                lowot Doily Nwtpoper Edited far to N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSPAFII THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 0 H 0 ft S HOME EDITION VOL LVH AwocUM PTM United PNM Full Uwt MASON CITY IOWA XII UK SO AY JUNK 7 1951 Coiultto ot Two No 201 Packer Spokesman Charges Scarce Cattle Diverted to U S Black Market Report of Compromise Spreads in Capital Washington spread Thursday that some sort of compromise may be near on the beef price contro versy possibly involving cancellation of one or both of two rollbacks in livestock prices scheduled for this summer and fall M J Flynn a Kansas Gity cattle dealer and understood to be a longtime friend of PresidentTruman said recom mendations of a group of livestock men have been accepted by the administration Flyttn would not discuss the recommendations were Asked what he meant by accepted Flynn told a reporter the group had been asked to make certain recom mendations and these had been favorably received Beef Price Rollback Here to Stay OPS Announces By ALFRED LEECH Chicago meatpackers spokesman charged Thurs day that scarce cattle were being diverted into the black market as farmers refused to ship animals to market for sale under rolled back prices At Washington however price control officials pre dicted the beef strike would end quickly when farmers realize that the roll back lere to stay Trackdown Ordered GlobeGazette photo by Sorlien SCHOOLSOUT Adams and Reta Sommerfeld both juniors bounce out of the high school building Thurs day in high glee School is out and a summer vacation of weeks begins School starts again Sept 4 Russ Ability to Stop War Is Doubted Washington of State Acheson Thursday called it a hard question whether Russia could stop the Korean war even if so minded Acheson made the statement in response to questions at the sen ates MacArthur Pre viously the senators had heard top U S military men testify they believed Russia could call off the fighting in Korea Not Strong Enough Like the military men Acheson said he does not believe the United States has the military strength yet to prevent Russia from overrunning Europe if the Soviets turn to aggression there Senator Lodge RMass asked if Russia has enough influence to bring enough pressure to bear to stop the aggression in Korea if it wants to Acheson said That is a hard question for me to answer It is purely in the realm of specula tion I think the Kremlins in fluence will be very helpful if directedin that line Also in response to Lodges questions Acheson said 1 He believes good use is being made of the time which as Lodge phrased it our men are buying for us in Korea Acheson said Everybody inr volved in the effort wishes that things could go faster but I dont know of any way myself in which they could be made to go faster 2 Hedoes not think the U S made a when it pulled its troops out of Korea in June 1949 Acheson said it was the recommendation of the United Nations and also the recom mendation of our military estab lishment which thought our troops were much more seriously need ed somewhere else Agrees With Lodge 3 He would not favor pulling U S troops out of Europe 4 He agreed with Lodge it was a mistake for the U S to have disarmed so rapidly in 1946 Under questioning from Lodge and others Acheson defended the Yalta agreement Lodge asked whether in retrospect Acheson did not think that agreement was a tragic miscalculation No I dont share that view Acheson replied LOAN TO DOtJDS FIRM Washington D C Re construction Finance Corp has granted a loan of to Douds Stone Inc of Douds Iowa House Sends Draft Bill to Truman Washington pas sage sent to President Truman Thursday a bill lowering the draft age the compromise legislation groundwork for universal rrvili ary training In addition to cutting 6 months off t h e present minimum draft agt the compromise legislation extends the draft law until July 1 1955 and requires inductees to serve 24 months instead of the present 21 It prohibits the induction of youths below 19 until local draft Doards have exhausted their pools of eligible men in the 1925 age bracket The compromise w a s worked out by senatehouse conferees and approved by the senate last week President Truman is expected o approve it The present draft is due to expire July 9 The new measure requires registration of all men between the ages of 18 and 26 SAME means traffic death In last 24 hours Hundreds of Iowa Masons Study Ritual Des Moines of Iowa Masons will go to school here Friday Saturday and Mon day to perfect their knowledge of Masonic ritual before opening of he 107th annual communication of the grand lodge of Iowa The grand lodge sessions begin iere June 12 and last through June 14 Office of price stabilization of ficials ordered every available en forcement agent into the nations stockyards to track down any slack marketeers who might be auying the few head of cattle trickling into the pens At Indianapolis City Health Di rector Gerald Kempf ordered an nvestigation of reports that horse meat was being sold as hamburg er He said fears of a beef shortage may have encouraged formation of a horse meat ring similar to one broken up in the city two years ago A spokesman for the American Meat institute said that whoever s buying cattle is either in the black market or out to lose money There have been lot of About The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy with light rain Thursday night Rain showers Friday Low Thursday night 55 High Friday 65 owa Considerable cloudiness with occasional thunderstorms in west Thursday night and over state Friday Partly cloudy northeast portion Little change in temperature Low Thursday strange faces around the yards in the last lew days he said We dont know who they are Its up to the OPS to find outIts not up to us to enforce the law Were trying to abide by it Strange Buyers But industry sources at Chicago and Milwaukee said the strang ers were legitimate eastern buy ers making big purchases of cattle or shipment to slaughterhouses along the Atlantic coast Things seem to be following he same pattern as under the OPA when the midwest was bled white and most of the meat went o the east said Milwaukee Stockyards Manager Hugo Mur ay He said the eastern buyers were paying to per hundred weight over the government ceil ngs Some retail butcher shops here and at Milwaukee said their sup plies of beef were tightening up Informal Rationing Many Milwaukee retailers were informally by whole salers with a shortage developing on hamburger and other lowcut rades Of 23 butcher shops sur eyed by the Chicago SunTimes 10 reported tightening supplies and 13 said beef was arriving in normal quantities The OPS agents circulating in ards throughout the nation hursday were keeping a close vatch on small packers who were Utbidding and outbuying the big firms for available supplies of cattle In Chicago one small firm bought more cattle Wednesday than Armour Wilson and Swift combined Five other small pack ers bought far more cattle than any of the 3 Decker Beef Unit Closed Thursday on Short Supply Five buyers for Jacob E night 5560 High Friday 70751 Decker and Sons were able to buy Further outlook Occasional showers and thunderstorms con tinuing Friday night and Satur day Clearing and cooler Sun day Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with occa sional showers west and extreme north Thursday night and all but the extreme southeast Friday Not much change in tempera ture Low Thursday night 5055 High Friday 7075 GlobeGazette weather data for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 69 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 58 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 85 58 exactly 5 head of cattle Wednes day and the beef slaughter de partment closed down Thursday according to Karl P Johannsen chief cattle buyer The beef kill was closed down one day last week also because of the shortage of supplies Jo hannsen said The farmers just are not sell ing he explained because buy ers look at a considerable num ber of animals without being able to buy them at the ceiling price The North Iowa buyer for Wil son and Company Albert Lea was able to buyonly 6 head Wed nesday he told Johannsen Ordinarily I would have two or three days supply on hand each morning he said Lately I had been getting tabout 120 a day just half our capacity But raisers still of their animals today I didnt get even that many Buyers are looking at about 3 times as many animals as normal Johannsen added in order to get the smaller number The price ceiling will remain unchanged un til July 29 he pointed out and only those feeders running short of feed are anxious to sell Bulk of Cattle Kept Down on Farm Chicago kept the bulk down on the farm and in feed lots Thursday and the threat of an early widespread beef shortage became more acute Only 14000 head of cattle ar rived Thursday for sale at the nations 12 principal livestock markets compared with 28600 the same day a week ago This brought the weeks re ceipts to date to 110700 compared with 135500 last week which in cluded Memorial day when the markets were closed and 161J500 a year ago Sent East Sales records at the Chicago stockyards the nations largest show that small packers are tak ing the bulk of the limited offer ings Comparatively heavy ship ments also are being sent east Armour and company which shut down its Chicago beef slaughtering operations Tuesday noon bought 39 cattle Thursday and resumed slaughtering tem porarily However a spokesman said unless we get some more cattle from an unexpected source we will close down again Friday and remain down until next day Wilson and company did not slaughter Wednesday but kept its department open and did not lay off any workers The company said it planned no slaughtering in JAILED ON QUIZ College Student Ray Cotlmaii 22 holds phone after arrest in San Diego Cat on a charge po lice said involved private survey of the sex lives of young mar riccl women Gottman who is studying accounting at San Di ego State college was quoted as saying 40 per cent of 100 wom en he contacted by phone an swered freely hisquestions The student married himself was arrested after a police chase from the home of one woman He was specifically charged with suspicion of lewd conduct Proposed Tax Boost OKd by House Group UN Units Dominate Mountains Close to Major Red Bastions Report New Enemy Loss Tremendous Advance Slowed by North Koreans By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops Thurs day straddled the two most im portant mountains guarding the approaches to Chorwon and Kumhwa red strongholds in North Korea UnitedNat i on s infantrymen clambered to the top of 2700 foot Mount Kodae 4 miles south of Chorwon The name and location of the mountain were deleted by the censor But neither this story nor previous censored field dispatches left any doubt as to the identity of the mountain From this height the allies dom Washington 124 per cent inate the mountain road and valley corridor up which other troops were pushing They are in position ncrease in individualincome taxes and a boost of 5 percentage joints in corporate lax rates won inal approval Thursday from the louse ways and means committee Moving ahead at a faster clip on the proposed tax in crease bill the also ap proved anoverall ceiling of 90 per cent on the amount of an indi viduals income the governmenl could take in taxes and a 70 per cent top on a corporations earn ings A proposal to broaden the base for the excess profits tax remainec to be voted upon later Also subject to final ratification are in proposed ad ditional excise taxes on such ar ticles as liquor cigarets automo biles gasoline and certain electri cal appliances Chicago today but that some an imals would be killed in its plants elsewhere Cites Big Ones Michael Howelett Chicago re gional director of the office of price stabilization said if the small packers can buy at current prices the big ones should be able to do it Cattle prices were mostly steady in Chicago figures the big packers keeps them out of the market High choice and prime steers and yearlings brought to The ceiling is on prime yielding 62 per cent meat Howelett said the bulk of the cattle offered Wednesday sold for to Chicago com pared with the ceiling for choice cattle to purnp artillery fire into battered Chorwon 17 miles north of the 38th parallel Valley Outlook Farther to the east mudcaked UN troops Wednesday seized 3100 foot Kwangdok mountain south west of Kumhwa a delayed front line dispatch said The mountain looks up another valley route and towers over hills to the north Allies beat off a series of bat talionsized counterattacks early Thursday morning on roadtp Kumhwa then they clawed their way 2000 yards closer to the southeastern corner of the reds prized iron triangle To the east allied troops were driven from one prominent ridge line by red counterattacks at noon Elsewhere in the mountainous east the allied advance ground to a halt in the face of stubborn North Koreans Theyve suffered tremendous losses a UN officer said The bodies must be stacked on each other Important Mountain The UN advance in the west was paced by infantrymen storm DOGGONE TOP AP Wirephoto an English setter owned by Harry Callahan takes a look around Park square in Bos ton Wednesday after eating her way through the top of her masters convertible She apparently wanted a breath of fresh air Lady recently became mother of 3 sets of twins Callahan who emerged from a store when asked if he intended to punish Lady answered I wouldnt think of it ing up Mount Kodae 4 miles southwest of Chorwon They pushed the Chinese back to a point 40 miles from the deepest penetration of their abortive spring offensives Atop the 2700 foot hill United Nations forces dominate entrance ways to the ChorwonKumhwa Yonggang triangle On their left is the SeoulChorwon highway On their right is the opening of Pyonggang valley which splits the triangle Chorwon itself lies in front 3nly one low hill stands between the allies and the city But front dispatches said the reds have quit retreating Theyve dug in to fight Measured in Yards The U S 8th army communique Thursday night reported the smallest gains of its counterof fensive Distances were given for only two advances Troops capturing Kodae and their supporting forces gained 1000 to 2000 yards through artil lery and mortar fire Flanking units spreading west across the Imjin river near Yonchon ran into bitter fights UN forces on the east flank spearing toward the center of the iron triangle advanced 200C yards Censorship obscured their position Elsewhere where the allies gained at all it was an inching advance paced by probing tank Nazi Criminals Last to Die for War Atrocities By RICHARD K OMALLEY Landsberg Germany W Seven nazi war criminals convicted of the mass murder of millions were hanged by the United States army here early Thursday They were the last to die of 275 persons condemned by the U S war crimes tribunals of 194G47 The 7 went to the gallows after 4 years of legal maneuvering Their last appeal was denied by the S supreme court Wednesday The 7 dropped through the trap in the basement of Lands berg prison where their fuehrer Adolf Hitler had written Mein Kampf It was just 7 years and a day since the allies swarmed ashore in France on DDay to break the back of nazi power Three of those hanged were SS elite guard generals and two were colonels condemned for the wanton slaughter of innocent Jews Gypsies and Russians Camp Bosses Two other SS men died because as concentration camp bosses they had wreaked horror among their defenseless charges Each of the men used his last 90 seconds for a speech from the scaffold A source within the closely guarded prison said the substance of their words was be ware of the people who say they are friendsof Germany He said he had no doubt this referred to the United States None of the 7 faltered when called to begin the march to the gallows All of them had dropped off to sleep earlier believing they would win a lastminute reprieve The first1to dierat was SS Col Paul Blobel who for sook an architects drafting board to lead extermination squads in occupied Russia The massacre of 60000 persons at Kiev is on his record Alphabetically Then in alphabetical order came SS Col Werner Braune lawyer turned officer whose troops wiped out thousands of civilians at Sim feropol in the Russian Crimea SS Gen Erich Naumann whose extermination force wiped out 3 539 Jews and Gypsies on the east ern front in a little more than 3 weeks SS Gen Otto Ohlendorf an other lawyer who directed the extermination of more than 90000 persons in Russia SS Gen Oswald Pohl overlord of all nazi concentration camps and destroyer of the Warsaw ghetto The last to be hanged were Lt Sans Schmidt and Sgt Georg Schallermair two minor concen tration camp officials Landsbergers accustomed to the gloomy prison hadlittle or noth ng to say A few expressed relief hatat last the issue was settled Many Germans felt the men should have been given clemency Because they had been tortured by the long delay Pohls Americanborn attorney Trederick Wiehl commented bit terly These hangings are a severe jlow to GermanAmerican friend ship and come just when both countries should be the closest of friends forces Reds threw up their heaviest artillery barrages of the war Some captured hills were strewn with equipment and bodies of commu nist soldiers Heavy Resistance Heavy enemy resistance was reported from the eastern drive toward Kumhwa on across the rest of the front Despite air and artillery power the allies were able to make only two small penetrations of the red ivall in the cast AP Correspon dent George A McArthur re ported UN warplanes hammered at the reds through the day Taking ad vantage of bright sunshine the 5th airforce mounted 530 sorties Thursday Sixtythree strikes were at the front lines Most of the rest ripped up rails and roadways lead ng to the iron triangle down which reds continued to pour sup plies Postal Pay Boost Modified Rate Hike Okayed Washington bill hiking most classes of postal rates bj a year was approved Thursday by the house postoffice committee The committee knocked out provision to boost the pay of postal workers an estimated 3150000000 The increase in postal rates is intended to help the postoffice de partments expected deficit of or more during the next fiscal year If the pay raise clause had not been rejected the department would have gone fur ther into the red However a bill calling for an 88 per cent pay boost for nearly ill government workers was ap proved Thursday by the senate postoffice and civil service sub committees j The measure now goes full postoffice and civil committee WOUNDED IN Dale Klusrman was wounded In Korea May 22 according to received by his parents Mr and 3Irs Frank Kluseman 1524 Jefferson N W nian was serving in medi cal corps He has been In rca since the middle of January Woman Burns to Death in Fire on Farm Blind Gus Larson Rescued by Pair GordonsviUe Minn Halvorsbh about 50farm woman one mile west of Gordonsville died in a Mason City hospital Wednesday night from second and 3rd degree burns suffered in a lire that gutted the Gus Larson home earlier Jn the day Miss Halvorson had been con fined to her bed for several years with arthritis Mrs Larson started to light a gasoline stove to do washing whenit exploded sending flames rapidly through the twostory 6 room frame structure Bertha Wisneske and daughter Bernice 16 who live in the Lar son home managed to get Gus Larson out of the house before he was burned He is blind and a wheel chair patient Miss Kalvorson suffered burns on the face arms and chest She also suffered a scalp laceration when taken from the burning structure None of the household goods could be saved The house had only recently been remodeled Father Files Suit for Sons Death on Road A suit for more than was filed in district court Thursday by a father who claimed that a Min nesotan was to blame for an acci dent in which his 12 years old son was killed The suit was filed by Clifford Holland route 4 Mason City He named as defendants Burton Hal iand and Hagen and tandquist Motors of Paynesville Minn Hol ands son Barton was killed last 3ct 18 while riding a bicycle on highway 65 one and onehalf miles lorth of Mason City Holland claimed that Halland m employe of the automobile irm was driving an automobile owned by the to He INSTANTLY KILLED Maquoketa Camp bell 14 farm youth was killed instantly Thursday when the trac tor he was driving turned over in a ditch when the accident occurred and that Halland failed to take proper precautions to avoid hitting the youth Demanding a jury trial Holland listed hospitnl and funeral ex penses of 53055 Holland ad ministrator of his sons estate claimed the estate had suffered damages of   

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