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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Ncwspaptr CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWStAMI THAT MAKIft ALt NOKTN IOWAMI NtlQMIOftS HOME EDITION TOCLTn MASON cmr IOWA niDAY JUNE is Thli Paper ol Two Oat J14 Washington Lfl Fighting for stronger economic con trols President Truman declared Thursday night that run away inflation could give Russia global victory without firing a shot Administration leaders in congress hoped his plea would fire a wave of public opinion to help them put across the presidents program right in Mr Trumans own hands t he hasth epolitical courage to rim all nonessential spending out of the federal budget to support a sound payaswego tax pro gram and to prevent the unre strained use of private credit in lation will be impossible DROWNING AWES CROWD Hundreds of spectators by early Friday morning while firemen tried to re vive Curtis Velta 44 Delayan Minn after pulling his body from a flooded quarry pit Velta drove his car off highway 65 at the north edge of Mason City into 18 feet Of water A passenger Kenneth Weir 23 was able to get See Additional Pictures on Page 10 GlobeGarette photo by out of the car but could not bring Velta to the surface al though he succeeded in dragging him half out of the car Cause of the accident could not be learned because Weir was unable to speak rationally from his hospital bed in Mason City os Car Drives Into Pond 1 Minn 4ied in an 18 foot deep quarry pit Thursday night as a companion fobbed out a plea for help at the of highway 65 at the north tdge of Mason City had him by the hair I dived down twice I had him by the hair but I couldnt get him out cried Kenneth Weir 23 also pfDelavah as he lay drenched after crawling up the steep rocky of the pit Half an hour later as firemen brought their car near the surface of the Water Veltas body could be seen upright arid half out of the door on the right side of the car Too Late Fireman Fred Moore reached from a boat until his shoulder was under water and grasped Veltas hair bringing him to the surface Efforts with an inhalatorresusci tatpr and later by manual arti ficial respiration were fruitless Coroner Ralph E Smiley pro nounced Velta dead about an hour after he was pulled from the water Weir was in Park hospital Fri day but still unable totell how the car ran off the highway and off the cliff Highway patrolmen and police said it was coming from the north and lay approximately 15 feet out from the bank and about60 feet diagonally out from the spot where the tracks last showed A steel post laid flat and tracks oh the grassy shoulder of the road showed its path Weir suffered only minor cuts and bruises attending physicians but was in a severe state of shock andexhaustion a n d no check could be made of possible internal injuries The cars headlights were still burning when the Mason City fire department arrived with a boat in answer to a radio call from po lice on the scene Fall Slowly They quickly got a grappling hook attached to the car some where behind the front bumper and hooked to the cable on a wrecker Pulling in slowly the car was brought nearly to the sur face until its outlines could be seen 5 or 6 feet below the surface with Veltas body rising above it After Firemen Moore and Jess Carroll had got hold of Velta the hook slipped and the car dropped back into 18 feet of water A sec ond time the firemen hooked on and the car was brought to ap proximately the same height when the cable broke A 3rd time the hook slipped and the car dropped Not until a truckwith a long boom owned by Davey and Moen building contractors was brought hooked on also were the fire men able to bring the car to the lurface A passing 5ton tractor van was attached to the front of the boom truck and together the two pulled the car on to the bank on its 4 Wheels Other Bodied Ifot until then were firemen and police officers able to move the 40 Aged Persons Trapped Home Blaze m Montreal persons were reported trapped and at least two died Friday in fire at the Roman Cath olic hospice at St Cunegoridel a if orthe aged and or phans here Some 200 children apparently all the children had been housedin the building were Jed to safety by nuns but a number of aged persons mostjy women were still on the of the stone and wooden structure Johnson Says He Feared OK of Red China rear seatcushion and debris in the back end of the car and estab lish that no one else was in it The lights on the 1938 model V 8 Ford shone almost until it was hoisted from the water Toward the last they faded blinked out and then came on again several tunes before they finally went out Hundreds of spectators lined the side of the highway and the banks of the pit watching the operations and several times they had to be pushed back from the scene by police and highway patrolmen Boyd Arnold new chief of the firemen had no baptism of fire on his first big call He directed the operations in getting the bfody and car from the water a task not completed until nearly 3 a m Flagged Car Down Mrs Harry Reynolds 715 15th jW called police at p m to say that a man had flagged down the car in which she was riding and had asked help Apo lice car sent to the scene radioed aack for the fire department and its boat The salvage truck went first to set up flood lights operated by a jortable generator The combina ion truck followed immediately the boat and grappling ap paratus A wrecker had called by the police radio while the firemen were on theway Police Capt Leo Risacher said Weir would be questioned assoon as he was physically able The of ficer said a pint bottle with a small amount of liquor in it was found n the car The skid marks from the cars tires showed for 60 feet until it went off the edge he said Was Retired Farmer Velta was born May 25 1907 in Taribault county Minn and lived all his life in that vicinity He was retired farmer He issurvived by his wife a daughter Mrs Elaine Dobbelaera of Ontario Canada a brother Her bert ofWinnebago Minn and wo sisters Mrs Harold Harold son Ambpy Minn and Mrs Abe Howe Winnebago Minn He was preceded in death by his parents The Colonial funeral home is in charge of arrangements Armarid E Wilson Los Angeles was the owner and driver of the transport truck which stopped to assistance He was on his way o Leroy Minn to pick up a load of eggs Officers expressed their their gratitude but said they knew of no way in which he could be compensated otherwise more than an hour after the blaze broke out Most of the old men lived on he lower floors of the building and it was believed most or all of hem Shortly after the lire broke out a fireman said he knew of the deaths of two persons No esti mate was available on the num ber of injured but many were be ng brought from the buildingon stretchers by rescue squads One of the rescuers was a priest in vestments who wore a firemans helmet Within two hours firemen wrought the blaze under control but clouds of smoke still rolled rom the building a landmark at AtwaterAve andDeLisle street n midtbwn Montreal and flames still could be s e e n on several loors Sections of the roof collapsed nto the 5th floor where blind per sons had been housed but it could not be determined at once whether the patients still were trapped onthat Hoorat thetime About BACK TO WORK New York 65000 garment workers went back to heir jobs in 4 states Thursday after settlement of the industrys first work stoppage in a quarter century The WEATHER Mason City Considerable cloudi ness with brief rainshowers Fri day night and Saturday Low Fridaynight 60 High Saturday 075 Iowa Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scattered showers and thunderstorms west and south Friday night andover most of state Saturday Not much change in temperature Turning cooler northwest por tion Saturday afternoon Low Friday night 6065 High Satur day 7580 Further and somewhat cooler on Sunday Monday increasing cloudiness with showers beginning Mon day night or Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scat tered thundershowers Friday night and in south and east portions early Saturday Cooler northwest Friday night and north and west protions Satur day Low Friday night 5055 northwest near 60 southeast High Saturday 7075 northwest 75 to 80 southeast Globe Gazette weather data ending at 8 a m 79 60 62 Johnson testified Friday that as secretary of defense he feared the United States was moving toward recog nition of red China Johnson told the Debates Mac Arthur inquiry that he never knew of any decision by thestate department despite the British talk and the British recognition for us to recognize Then he added But because of the things that were said in those days I feared that we would not oppose their becoming a member of the United Nations and then we would have to recognize them Another Vote We of the military particularly worried about it because it meant another vote on the United Na tions security council antagonistic to the fundamental interests of the United States and for commu nism Johnson was dismissed from the defensepost last September His exit from President Trumans cabinet is widely reputed to have resulted in part from hisdiffer ences with Secretary of State Acheson Johnsonalsotoldthe 1 Gen Douglas MacArthur took responsibility and carried out the Inchon landing in Korea despite misgivings by the U S joint chiefs of staff He said the JCS gave MacArthur a chance to call it off a week before it was launched Conflicting 2 He questioned the accuracy of an early draft of the state de partments 1949 white paper on China This document was a bulky account of developments in China and contained a good deal ofma terial highly critical of Chiang Kaisheks nationalist government Johnson said some of the material in the defense departments files conflicted with things in the pro posed draft And before publica tion of the final draft Johnson said he raised the question of the political advisability of the docu ment 3 He regards as a false docu ment the state department memo randum of Dec 23 1949 which forecast the fall of nationalistheld Formosa to the communists and instructed employes to discount the strategic value of the island 4 He asked the joint chiefs of staff to review the question of sending a military inquiry mission to Formosa in 1949 after a de cision firstin favor of it and later against it Johnson said he thought the decision against send ing the mission was following political considerations and not the military security of the United States or 24 hours Tune 15 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Year ago Maximum Minimum 81 65 PIONEER DIES Wftukon Ryan 94 pioneer resident of Allamakee county died Thursday at the home of his son John in Waukon He had lived in the county for 86 years Yanks Will Not Seek Korea Cease Fire Now For Stronger Controls Truman Hopes Public Will Support His Plea By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST was still in trouble on both sides of the capitol Congressional sentiment ap peared strong for continuance with some modifications of the present defense production act in stead of the new and tougher law asked by the president For Everyone In carrying his appeal to the people by television and radio Mr Truman said This is a fight for everyone to fight for the very life of this nation Weve got to have a good strong inflationcontrol law on the books if we are going to get through this emergency successfully Although the present law ex pires June 30 the house banking committee recessed until Monday its closeddoor consideration of the presidents proposal for a new twoyear law Chairman Spence DKy was anything but opti mistic about the chances of turn ing out tougher controls meas ure He told a reporter Friday tha while he hoped for committee ac tion next week he wouldnt be surprised if enough democrats anc republicans teamed up to pu across a straight continuance o the present law Special Mr Truman said in his message to the nation that some congres sional leaders told him they were under a lot of pressure from the special interests to do away with controls and that the consumers were not making themselve heard Spence said he opposed even a temporary extension of the old law tougher bill The senate banking committee Thursday tentatively beat propos als for a straight 9month exten sion of the existing law but still may change its mind The vote was reported to have been 103 Administration leaders ex pressed hope that during the weekend enough consumervoters will make their views known to turn the tide The president had virtually invited the voters to lei their congressmen know how they feel I am speaking for you and working as hard as I can to con vince the members of congress that we must have a strong antiinfla tion law the president said But I cant do the whole job by my self This is something the whole country must support Its up to all of us Mr Truman cautioned that if inflation runs wild after June 30 because there is no law to curb it the cost of the defense program will mount more taxes will needed and the consuming public will suffer Threat Remains Even if the fighting in Korea ended tomorrow he said controls still would be needed because the threat of communism would re main Controls are absolutely nec essary for at least the next two years no matter what happens in Korea he said adding that price rises already experienced are only curtain raisers to what will come along if the congress fails to pass a strong price control law Mr Truman chided the National Association of Manufacturers for claiming that we can curb infla tion without price control simply by tighter credit controls and higher taxes These same people are going around urging another committee of congress to go easy in raising taxes on corporate profits he de clared they are just as wrong now as they were back in 1946 when they advocated re moval of controls and congress failed to pass a good price con trol law In Chicago NAM President William H Ruffin accused the president of reverting to tactics jf distortion and unfair accusation in order to confuse and bewilder the public Ruffin said in a state ment This is no time for slylymis leading statements such as those made by the president in his ad dress The issues at stake affect the safety and freedom of every man woman and child in the country The prevention of inflation lies Yanks Fight to Crack New Defense Line Battle Astride Mountain Peaks By EARNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo Bayonetwielding U S troops stormed into moun tain peaks for the second straigh day Friday in an attempt to crack the new communist defense lin in central Korea Chinese reds fought savagely t stave off the threat to Kumsong their new supply base 29 mile north of the 38th parallel GIs pushed up the slopes o the twin peaks astride the roac to Kumsong in a driving rail while massed allied artillery laic down a fiery curtain of death anc destruction ahead of them Driven OH The Yanks had captured the peaks and held them briefly Thursday But the communists drove them off in a counterattack at dusk The Chinese were putting up their first real fight since losing Chorwon arid Kumhwa at the base of their crumpled iron tri angle early this week They were trading lives for time in which to reassemble their scattered supplies and dis organized retreating troops Red resistance farther e a s dwindled again after stiffening briefly Thursday An 8th army communique reported only ligh opposition north of Hwachon Yanggu Inje and Kansong the latter on the east coast Gains of 1000 yards to more than a mile were reported above Yanggu and Inje On the western front UN pa trols striking out north and north west of Seoul found only smal enemy groups and dispersed them Some UN tankinfantry teams ranged 5 miles and more above the Imjin river line before turning back From the Air The communists hit back from the air on the western front how ever One or two unidentified planes bombed and strafed the UN lines under cover of darkness early Friday in one of the com munist air forces rare appear ances over the front Four bombs fell two miles southwest of Yongdungpo an in dustrial suburb of Seoul while two 200pound bombs and two 40 pound fragmentation bombs were iropped near the Suwon air base 14 miles south of Seoul One of the planes also made a strafing run near Kimpo airfield jusl northwest of Seoul News From Korea Gets One Censor Stamp Now Tokyo out of Korea got only one censors stamp under a new deal starting Friday Pre viously a story was censored by 3th army in Korea then again in Tokyo before being filed abroad To speed dispatches the press advisory division of Gen Matthew B Ridgways headquarters will dave sole control of new SAME Blick flag means traffic death In last 24 hours HARRY C BROWN Harry Brown Former Mayor Dies at 65 Harry C Brown 55 for many years president of the Iowa State Safety Council former mayor anc city councilman and for many years in the general insurance business in Mason City died early Friday at a hospital in Rochester Minn He had been ill for about weeks and was taken to Rochester Wednesday by his family who were all at Rochester Mr Brown was born at Litch field 111 Dec 20 1885 the son of William H Brown and Nellie Charless Brown When he was a year old his parents moved wit the family to Hawarden where they lived until 1002 when the went to New Mexico to live Came Here in 1913 His schooling was in New Mex ico Hawarden Iowa Nashville Tenn Fort Worth Texas and Western Normal college Shenan doah Iowa He was principal o the York Nebr business college and taught at Estherville before coming to Mason City in 1913 After heading the commercia department at Hamiltons Busi ness college for a time he was with the Dominion school of com merce at Winnepeg Canada anc the Rasmussen commercial col lege St Paul Minn and return ed to Hamilton college in 1919 In 1920 Mr Brown entered the general insurance business in Mason City He was district man ager for this territory of the Fed eral Life Insurance company o Chicago He was also secretary treasurer for the Mason Cit Foundry and Machine company Married in 1912 In 1912 he was married to Fern E Brown who survives him Their daughter Mrs William Marilayhe Neibergall and 3 grandchildren all of Mason City also survive Mr Brown was a member o the Methodist church the Masons Eastern Star and Kiwanis club Funeral arrangements are in complete The Major funeral home is in charge Honor Scout Life Savers at Lake Mills Lake Boy Scout from Lake Mills were honored a New York Thursday by thi National Court of Honor for say ing the lives of other persons Thi boys are Clayton Salveson anc Joe Trontvet The incident for which the boy were honored occurred on Ric lake near here last fall when two boys and one man from drowning Two boys and a were saved man whose names the boys did not obtain were fishing in a oneman duck boat on Rice lake The day was windy and the waves heavy when hc boat upset and Sank The two boys started to swirr 0 shore when the man called them back saying he could not wim Trontvet and Salveson who were fishing in a boat nearby saw the predicament of the 3 and went May Listen If Enemy Speaks First No Knowledge of Truce Moves By JOHN SCALI Washington fP The United States is reported opposed to any action aimed at seeking a cease lire agreement with the Chinest communists now Its attitude however would not preclude talks if the reds made the first overtures Officials say they have no knowledge of any truce feelers The state department It wai learned Friday has informed the diplomats of the 16 countries with troops in Korea that it believes red Chinas fighting power must further reduced on the battlefield before any new ceasefire pro posal can hope to evoke a favor able response from Peiping Position Told Informed officials told a reporter that Assistant Secretary Dean Rusk laid down the American po sition in a series of meetings with the foreign diplomats Britain is reported to have sug gested the possibility of reviving a 16nation appeal for a ceasefire This would be similar to one drafted for President Truman last March but which was shelved when Gen Douglas MacArthur is sued his own truce bid first The state department reportedly has resisted this British sugges tionthus far on the grounds that it would do no good As an alternative it has sug gested that Mr Truman might makes a rejaort on theKorean fighting to United Nations Secre tary General Trygve Lie Such a report however would stick to generalities without listing any detailed terms and conditions for a settlement it was said Cannot Win A more precise spelling out of these conditions it is felt could come later on behalf of all 16 na tions after communist China had more time to realize as of ficials think it must eventually that it cannot win in Korea Secretary of State Acheson has said that a truce arranged along the general vicinity of Koreas 38th parallel would represent an acceptable settlement for the UN in Korea if it were coupled with guarantees against new aggression But communist China has shown no indication of accepting any such arrangement to end the light ing State department officials say there has been no sign of a peace feeler from either the Chinese or the Russians Officials who disclosed this in formation stressed that the United States alone would not stand in the way of a new multination peace approach to communist China If the sentiment for such a move were overwhelming the United States they said undoubtedly would go along U E Victor in Oliver Worker Vote BY DICK HABEIN Charles United trical Workers Ind scored an overwhelming victory over the In ternational Association of Ma chinists AFL in Thursdays voting to determine which of the two unions would represent the Oliver corporation plant workers in bargaining with the company A total of 1049 votes were cast for the UE while 509 votes were cast for IAM The election was supervised by the national labor relations board Workers were given 3 choices on the ballot They could ask for a new union the IAM keep the established union UE or vote for neither Asked New Union The voting climaxed a 6month fight between a group of work ers seeking to organize a new union and members of the UE It was the second lime in two years o their rescue pulling all 3 into that the UE had defeated a rival their boat and taking them tojunions attempt to win bargain shore The 3 were thoroughly chilled in the cold water The Lake Mills boys did not get he names of the victims of the accident and it was sometime afterwards before the incident reached the attention of national 3oy Scout officials Plans are now underway for a day for the two boys ing rights for 1700 Oliver corpor ation workers The last bargaining election was held in May 1949 At that time the local then in the farm equip ment workers union and the CIO defeated the CIOs United Auto mobile Workers by a margin of almost 10 to one A total of 1565 employes bal it Lake Mills in the near future iloted Thursday The results   

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