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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Ntwspoptr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWtFAPCR THAT MAKC fnm MHI United full ALL NOftTH IOW AN S NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE I MSI DiSalle Stands Firm on Beef Price Rules Supplies Short by June 11 By WILLIAM O VARN Director Michael V DiSalle stood firm Fri day in his refusal to budge from his decision to roll back beef prices twice more by fall The department of agriculture meanwhile said uncertainty over the future of the price program may be influencing farmers to hold back on lale of beef cattle Authority for economic controls is contained in the national defense act due to expire June 30 unless extended by congress Shortage Seen from major livestock marketi show marketings have dropped sharply from recent levels and froni levels of a year ago Be cause of this situation beef sup plies may be short in butcher ihopi in many areas next week President Truman checked the beef price dispute to DiSalle at his Not a Single Clue to 2 Missing Diplomats By CHARLES E WHITING London BThe foreign office said Friday a study of messages from two missing British career diplomats has ibout UP a Slngle dUe aS t0 their Pfesent where Said William Ridsdale head of the news department at the foreign office If all our theories about their disappearance were end to end theyd take Conference Thursday He yet turned up any tangible evi added that no ably meaning from the white house being put on DiSalle to aban don rollbacks set for Aug 1 and Oct 1 Earlier Mr Truman had he approved the beef order in advance and would stand behind DiSalle told reporters The roll backs will go through on schedule The beef price regulations will as written There will be slaughtering at the major pack ing houses had slowed to a trickle Cattle arrivals at the countrys 12 big livestock markets Thurs day was only half that of last week Only 2000 head were re ceived in below the corresponding day last year A beef shortage was beginning to tighten supplies in some stores across the country Chicago chain stores reported that some custom ers were making heavy purchases in an effort to stock up in fear of a full scale shortage next week Government officials at St Paul refused to say whether they have tso change DiSalle laid consumers have to be protected And he added he still considers the beef price program the heart of the entire price stabilization effort Dime a Pound The price stabilizers declaration that a compro mise was in the offing under which the next two rollbacks of a per tent each would be abandoned if the cattle industry gave up its light against a 10 per cent cut back which became effective last Monday DiSalle says the orders will cut retail prices about a dime pound by October Both Mr Truman and DiSalle they didnt know anything about a compromise plan to settle the beef battle DiSalle said a compromise never had been dis cussed and wouldnt be enter tained Mr Truman went on in a state ment to denounce special iriter dence of black marketing at the yards there one of the largest in the nation Decker Busy After Buying More Cattle Jacob E Decker and Sons were able to buy 65 head of cattle enough to keep the killing floor busy for half a day Friday said Karl P Johannsen chief cattle buyer Weve called in the crew for Monday too he added We think well have enough to work that day also Supplies of cattle are still pretty tight he admitted Farm ers are reluctant to sell at the ceiling price set by the govern ment But if the fellows in Wash ington would agree on one story it would probably help a lot up a lot of space Donald Duart MacClean 38 head of the American department of the foreign office and Guy Francis de Money Burgess 40 un til recently a second secretary of the British embassy in Washing ton dropped out of sight two weeks ago They are being hunted by British secret agents and po lice over all western Europe There is concern that they may have taken top level British American defense secrets behind the iron curtain MacLean had ac cess to such information Both speak Russian are students of communist theory and have repu tations for getting along well with communist state diplomats Not Their Handwriting Ridsdale disclosed that 3 mes sages have been sent from Paris to relatives of the missing diplo mats in London MacLean is mar ried to the former Melinda Mar ling of Chicago and New York and is the father of two children Bur gess is a bachelor The text of the messages indi cated they had been composed by the missing diplomats but were not in their handwriting They were dispatched by a 3rd person Ridsdale said The messages were purely per sonal and for that reason there is no intention now to publish them Ridsdale said The contents also appear to eliminate any possibility of foul play thus knocking out any idea Paptr CoiuisU of Two One O tn 4000 Musicians Will Be City Guests for Band Festival est groups which he said have come out for killing all wage and price controls Chicago Watched Meanwhile price control of ficials kept close watch on Chica go and 11 other major centers where sparse marketing of cattle is threatening a widespread beef shortage Cattle raisers were withholding animals except in small lots and big packing firms cut down on their slaughter claiming they couldnt buy cattle within govern ment price limits Mr Truman said he didnt be Heve it was true that there was any prospect of a meat strike DiSalle discounted the light marketings He insisted the sup ply of beef except for lower ample about the coun try He added he doesnt believe the feeders who fatten animals for slaughter will be able to with hold cattle from the markets for long Quality High The department of agriculture lrt its livestock report said that cattlemen might not find it profit able to hold back cattle too long Many grainfed cattle are reach ing a high is high quality now and it usually is not good economic practice to hold Aboutj The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy with showers late Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 60s High Sat that the men are being held agains their will Ridsdale added In Good Health An 82word message signed by TWIRLERS ON band festival Tuesday will again have numerous twirlers Leading performer in this phase of the program will be Ann Burkhardsmeier from Towner N Dak who will be seen in the parade and m a special act in the grande finale at the Roosevelt field Marshall Visits Front Artillery Duel Roars By OLEN CLEMENTS Map on Page 2 Tokyo S Defense Sec urday near 70 Iowa Cloudy and rather coo through Saturday Low Fridaj night 50 High Saturday 6568 Further outlook Mostly cloudy Sunday and Monday with day time temperatures well below normal Showers in some areas Monday Low Saturday night Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy through Saturday Not much change in temperature Low Friday night 4045 north 45 50 south High Saturday around 70 GlobeGazette weather data for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday June 8 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 62 56 62 06 82 67 MacLean was sent to his wife and another to his mother Lady Mac Lean widow of Sir Donald Mac Lean a former liberal cabinet minister A 3rd message signed by Burgess was sent to his mother All were in English and said the two men were in good health The trail of the men ledto Par is but there is no indication whether they are still in France The United States is being kept advised of developments in the hunt for the men Ridsdale said there is no warrant out for their arrest retary George C Marshall paid a surprise visit to the Korean war front Friday while big allied guns fought a long range artillery duel withChinese batteries in front of Chorwon Marshall told war correspon dents any peace moves would have to come from red China He is seeking more United Nations troops to support the allied drive The Korean campaign is not a stalemate he said Its a mili tary classic The war is going along fine added Gen Matthew B Ridgway UN supreme commander The defense secretary toured the front with Ridgway and Lt Gen James A Van Fleet commander of UN ground forces He con ferred with commanders of every American division and every oth er UN unit committed to action 30 American Civilians Held in Red China State Trying to Get Them Home Washington Secretary of State Dean Acheson said Friday that 30 Americans are beingheld in communist China under very dangerous and very delicate con ditions and that the state de partment is trying to get them Mirror Hits Woman She Dies of Shock Waterloo Isabel Gil bert 44 died of shock and loss of slood Thursday night after suffer ng a severe cut on her left leg when a vanity triple mirror fell on her as she walked past it in her bedroom TAKE REAL ESTATE TEST Des Molncs IP Eightyfive persons took the monthly test given by the state real estate com mission Thursday Fortysix of he candidates sought licenses to operate as real estate salesmen and 39 as real estate brokers them after they reach that stage The department said the pros pect of a lower price ceiling on Aug 1 may stimulate cattle mar ketings in July It predicted that cattle slaughter from June through December will be at least as large in the same period last year The greater number of cattle on farms this year would normally be expected to result in some in crease in slaughter Probe Black Market at South St Paul Chicago UR Government investigated reports of black market operations at the South St Paul stockyards Friday ts beef receipts for the week fell to one of the smallest totals on record at Chicago Meanwhile cattle producers in terviewed on their farms and feed lots denied that they are holding beef off the market in a de liberate revolt against the gov price rollback order at Chicagos big stock ytrds held only a few cattle and 75 Armed Police Rangers Track Down Escaped Bear Chicago po licemen and rangers armed with machine guns rifles and shotguns hunted Friday for a 200pound bear which escaped from a car nival in a suburban area The sheriffs police office at Bedford park said the bear ap parently had wandered out of the milesquare Cantigny Woods for est preserve area where it terror ized residents since it broke loose from the carnival Saturday A deputy warned that the bear is becoming more dangerous every minute it goes without food there isnt muth for it to eat in those woods The huntsmen consisting of state and sheriffs police as well as forest preserve rangers began moving through the woods at dawn Intermittent rains hampered their search But at 8 a m they said they had covered every inch of the milesquare woods without sighting the animal They inspected the dense treetops in case the bear had spent the night aloft The searchers said the bear ap parently had made his way into f open country surrounding the preserve Fifteen men were ordered to keep watch for it while officials called in another crew of officers to resume a wider hunt for the beast The hunters were under orders from Sgt Harry Levitsky to shoot him dead on sight But dont shoot each other he added hastily Residents of the area mean while kept children indoors and bolted doors and windows tight against the animal The bear 6feet tall when standing on his hind feet es caped Saturday from the Kelly Morris circus which was perform ing in the southwest suburb of Bedford park Although it was a tame bear zoologists warned that hunger md lack of food may have made him dangerous since his escape He could be quite treacherous f enraged said Director Robert Jean of the Brookfield zoo which s in the same general area After hearing that statement olice abandoned plans to try to take the bear alive Finds Enthusiasm Marshall found a great spirit of enthusiasm everywhere among the troops UN forces hammered Friday at suddenly stiffened resistance be fore Chorwon gateway to the reds vital iron triangle on which their whole position in Ko rea depends The 8th army reported gains of up to a mile and slightly over that in drives up the central front Tanks rammed up one road for miles without trouble These blows were aimed at Kumhwa eastern anchor of the triangle But in the west 3 Chinese bat talions blocked all allied attempts to hack their way closer to Chor won up to midafternoon the 8th army reported Later front dis patches reported allies hacked their way for two miles through mud slime and deeply dug in reds Censorship prevented dis patches from saying whether this carried troops to the gates of the city Slow Advance In the east it was a hacking advance over ridges or no gain at all The daylong artillery due roared on the western front with in ear shot of where Marshall conferred with top UN field com manders Allied shells screamed down from the heights into Chorwon ripped escape roads and burst in hills where the reds were en trenched All along the front reds are digging new hiding places from air attack They are drafting civ ilians to speed the job of going underground said Maj Gen Frank F Everest commander of the 5th air force New tunnels are dug wherever there are no available railroad tunnels mines or caves in which they can hide from fire and fragmentation bombs Layers of Logs The reds bunkers were bul warked with 7 layers of logs and piled high with sandbags Chinese opened flood gates Thursday in an effort to wash out the allied attack And they fought with a new type antitank lome Acheson made this disclosure in iis 7th day of testimony before he senate committee investigating 3en Douglas MacArthurs recall rom the far east It was brought out by questions as to the origin of a 1949 telegram criticizing the Chiang Kaishek regime and op posing further U S aid to the Chinese nnationalists When the telegram was put into the com mittee record this week it was presented as the 1949 views of the American Chamber of Commerce in an unidentified Chinese city Stilt in China Under questioning by Sen Styles Bridges RN Ache son said the president of the Chamber is now in New York But another member still is in red 2hina he said and would be in danger if details about he message were released The telegram was critical of 30th the communist and national st regimes but particularly so of the nationalist which it charged with military and political jn ompetence Pick Queen From 84 Entries Eightyfour comely queen can didates from 84 towns and cities and 4000 band members in flashy colorful uniforms are to be guests of Mason City Tuesday in the 13th annual North Iowa Band Festival This sets a new high in the number of participating commu nities and all available facilities in Mason City are being mobilized to handle the expected throng Along with the queens and bands will come school officials parents friends and thousands of others who enjoy this colorful event Parade at 10 A M Queen candidates bands and floats will be in the giant parade set at 10 a m this year a half hour earlier than last year In the evening the climax of the festival will take place when the queen will be named at the Roosevelt field where a massed band con cert and other events will provide entertainment for the thousands of visitors Reigning as queen of the fes tival throughout the day until the new queen is chosen will be Kay Cayou of Livermore chosen last year She will ride in the queens float in the parade Other distinguished personal ties are also to be here for tl festival Ann Burkhardsmeie champion twirler and acrob from North Dakota will be boi in the parade and the evening pel Festival Program Detailed procram on pare 22 a concerts star in Central park 10 a of queens bands and floats p m Luncheon fo bandmasters at Hotel Hanford to 5 p concerts tn Central park p m Queen candidates in Central park p finale with coronation or queen at Roosevel field Bridges agreed with Acheson that the city of origin and the names of all persons involved in sending the message should be kept off the record Generals Fearful At the same time it was brought out that the military high command was so fearful last December that World war III might be imminent that it told Gen Douglas MacArthur he could xpect no ground troop reinforce ments in Korea This was disclosed when Sen Sarry P Cain RWash put in the record a new and expanded formance Karl King noted com poser and band leader from Fort Dodge will direct massed band numbers Sponsors Festival Sponsoring the festival is the Mason City Chamber of Com merce whose committees on the project are headed by W L Nichols The festival committee has provided certain privileges for its visitors who are to a large extent the ones who make the festival possible Bleachers are to be pro vided on the west side of the street at Central park from which special guests from each of the participating communities can view the parade These include the mayor pres ident of the school board super intendent of schools principal president of music mothers or similar organization bandmasters and their husbands or wives as well as for the parents of th queens A section also is reserve for the crippled children of th community Have Special Seats These visitors also arc pro HER MAJESTY THE as queen of the North Iowa Band Festival Tuesday until the new queen is chosen at the evening grand finale will be Kay Cayou Livermore pictured above In the morning parade she will ride in the queens float paraphrase of a previously quoted message from the joint chiefs of staff to the far eastern command Cain charged that the earlier jaraphrasc was misleading The message he read Friday in truded facing he possibility that a sweeping red Chinese offensive might force evacuation United Nations roops that a major war hould not be undertaken in Ko ca gun capable of piercing 5 inches of armor I think they are going all out to defend Chorwon a UN officer said SAME Black flag means traffic death in last 24 hours provided with special seats fo the night performance at th Roosevelt field Also given specia seats are two Mason City groups the solicitors who raised fund for the festival and the women who served the meals in churche and lodges for band members Band members will occupy th permanent seats in the Roosevel field In event of rain in the morning the parade will take place in the afternoon If it rains in the eve ning the program will be held in the Roosevelt fieldhouse in which event there will only be room for the queens bands bandmasters and special guests In that even all instruments will be left ir buses except for a few designated bands All band members arc to be served the noon meals free by 11 churches and lodges leaving pub lie eating places available for others Along with the ticket for the free lunch the band members will receive tickets providing for free swims in the YMCA and YWCA and another which to gether with 20 cents will be an admission to any of the citys the aters The entire expense of the fes PARADE ROUTE above is the route of the North Iowa Band Festival parade next Tuesday at 10 a m going south from State on Delaware to 5th S E west to Federal and north to the Hotel Hanford ival approximately has een paid by businesss and pro essional persons in Mason City The days activities as the omplele program inside vill get under way as the bands tart arriving from distances up o 200 miles Movillc in Wood ury county will have the longest distance to travel Band concerts start at a m The parade this year as accompanying drawing shows will follow the same course as last year going south on Delaware from State to 5th then west to Federal and north to the Hotel Hanford fc   

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