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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                Doily Ntwtpoptr t CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI THAT MAKIt ALL NOtTN IOWAMS HOME EDITION VOL LVH MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE tl mi Thli Paper of Two No tiff Iranians Break Into British Office Unruly Mobs Room Tehran Streets Tehran JP Premier Mo hammed Motudeffh wwt a rate confidence from parliament Thursday amid against the AncloIraniu OU By EDGAR CLARK Tehran Iran mobs ofIranians surged past unresist ing police and broke into the main offices of the Britishowned An gloIranian Oil company Thurs day They shouted antiBritish slo gans ripped down signs inside and outside the building and un furled Iranian flags The Iranian government began taking over the companys installations in the oil fields Wednesday Other mobs roamed Tehran streets tearing signs from AIOC filling stations They were en couraged by national frontists who toured the city in cars urg ing mass demonstrations against the oil company Thursday night Police Alerted Police guards were stationed at the doors of the main AIOC of fices and filling stations with in structions to prevent employes from removing files or equipment First reports indicated no one was injured Britain has alerted its army and air force units in the middle east and warned that it will use force if necessary to pro tect British lives in Iran The British cabinet met in London under acting Prime Min ister Herbert Morrison to consider the next step in the worsening oil Premier Mohammed Mossadegh was cheered wildly when he en tered the Majlis parliament building to seek a confidence vote on his governments seizure of the British companys installations under a new nationalization law j Sabotage Bill An antisabotage bill also was to be introduced at the session It provides for penalties ranging from 3 years to death for deliber ate damaging of the A I O Cs big Abadan refinery or other in stallations in the oil fields Government r e p r e s e ntatives hoisted the Iranian flag over the Abadair refinery Wednesday but it was still pumping oil to A I O C tankers at last reports However HusseinMakki member of the oil commission and secretarygeneral of the national front said he would shut down the refinery unless tanker captains sign receipts made out to the gov photo POSTHUMOUS eral Omar Bradley Thursday awarded the eonf reMtonal medal of honor posthumously to Melvln O Handrlch above and 10 others in a cere mony at Washinfton Hand rich foutht off red soldiers in Korea for 8 hours while direct ing artillery fire When he died bodies of 71 foe were found bc fore the point Handrlch de fended He wa 31 a member of C company 5th infantry regiment Ten of the men hon ored are dead and one is mlat inr in action ernments Persian National Oil company One thousand cheering fist shaking Iranians pushed past steelhelmetedIranian troops and followed Makki to the courtyard of the refinery to applaud the raising ofthe Iranian flag Ship Owners Offer 44Hour Sea Week New York UR Ship owners offered the National Maritime Union C I 0 a 44hour week at sea Thursday but the seamen held out for 40 with 48 hours pay carrying their strikeinto the 6th day Spokesmen for the N M U and 40 Atlantic gulf ship owners re sumed negotiations ClydeMills assistant director of the federal mediation and con ciliation service said he believed that if the N M U and ship own ers got together the striking Ma rine Engineers Benevolent asso ciation C I 0 and American Radio association G I O also would come to agreements The A R A only union strik ing on the coast broke off negotiations Wednesday with the Pacific Maritime asociation and the radiomens vice president Philip ORourke said Were back where we started President Denies New Peace Moves Has No Comment on Iranian Oil Washington Tru man Thursday discounted rumors of Koreanpeace proposals He told a news conference ques iioner that no peace proposition lad been taken up with him by he United Nations He added he believed a thing of this kind would come to him if any action were contemplated Mr Truman had very little news at his first pressradio con ference in two weeks He fired no comment replies in quick succession to questions regarding Iranian oil congression al committee actions in toning down his inflation control pro posals andsenate votes cutting 10 per cent from requested appropri ations for federal personnel He also declined to throw any light on his 1952 political inten tions or to mix again in the Mac Arthur controversy One of the many no comments came when a newsman sought presidential reaction on a charge by Senator McCarthy RWis that Secretary of Defense Mar shall was masterminding as the reporter put it a great conspiracy without the presidents knowledge Mr Truman said he didnt know how that senator could read his mind Eccles Quits as FRS Head Washington S Eccles longtime critic of admin istration financial policy resigned Thursday as a governor of the federal reserve system The resignation is effective July 15 There was no hint of his dif ferences with the Truman ad ministration in the letter of res ignation dated Thursdaywhich was made public by the white house Search for Kidnapfer in Chicago Irwin Has Large Roll of Money for an ex convict who abducted a woma while fleeing from Michigan o a murder charge turned to Chi cago Thursday Chicago detectives searched ho tels and transit terminals for War ren Lee Irvin 27 who abductec 42yearold Doris Myers in troit Mich Tuesday night an drove her through 5 states Sh escaped from her abductor Wed nesday morning in Durant Iowa Wanted for Murder Irwin is wanted on a warran charging he murdered Mrs Ade line Shagena 37 of Pontiac Mich June 8 Federal bureau of identificatio agents said Wednesday that th car in which the exconvict kid naped Mrs Myers had been foun at a small Davenport Iowa air port FBI agents said the cars driver identified as Irwin had chartere a light plane and had flown t he arrived at th municipal airport early Wednes day afternoon Irwin authorities said wa wearing blue denim trousers tan shirt and black shoes H paid for the flight by peeling money from a large roll of bills Tuesday a warrant was issuec at Pontiac Mich charging tha Irwin shot and killed Mrs Sha gena a housewife in a woodec area near Pontiac June 8 A con stable identified Irwins pictur as that of a man he saw walking toward the woods with Mrs Sha gena that day Miss Myers Wednesday nigh old of her harrowing 15 hour ride across Michigan Ohio Indi ana Illinois and Iowa with the fugitive Mothers Friends She said Irwin told her tha ler mother and his mother were friends She said he induced her o drive him from Detroit to To edo Ohio on the pretext that hi mother and sister had been hur n an accident and were in a To edo hospital When they got near Toledo Vliss Myers said Irwin threat ened her with a gun and ordered ler to turn around were heari ng west When they stopped for gaso ine Miss Myers said Irwin helc the gun low and threatened her asserting that Ive already killed two people and Ill kill you if you dont keep quiet and play dumb Several times they stopped a for food she said Each time he would follow he nto the restaurant holding th gun on her through his pocket Miss Myers said she escaped a Durant when Irwin went into the mens room of a restaurant anc he ran out the restaurant door I ran down the street and saw a woman she said The onlj hing I could think of was a place o hide I asked her and she pointed across the street I ran across the street and be lind some houses I saw a farm mplement shop and ran inside he men wouldnt believe me at irst but they hid me Irwin came looking for me He sked at a welding shop next door iut they said they didnt know vhere Iwas Then Irwin went Miss Myers got in touch with uthorities and was taken to West Liberty where she told her story o the FBI She was enroute home iy train Thursday PROMINENT ATTORNEY DIES Le Mars W Pitts 66 prominent Le Mars attorney and former district judge died unex pectedly Wednesday afternoon at a hospital here following a heart attack S3 Million Award BULLETINS READY TO QUIT Paris U S Britain tnd France told Russia Thurs day they were ready to break off their attempts to arrange a big 4 conference FOR CIVIL DEFENSE Washington JP President Truman asked congress Thurs day to vote for civil defense He declared for the first time in history this countrys major cities the threat of sudden devastating attacks Army Probes War Contract Granted to ExConvicts ck flat traffic death In 2t hours Washington Jf The army says it is investigating worth of contracts with a Natchez Miss firm which a house armed services subcommittee contends should be cancelled The subcommittee headed by Rep Hebert reported to the house Wednesday that none of these contracts have been per formed except for a limited por tion of one of them and it said the company the Elvair Corp never had enough cash to carry out its commitments These conclusions were chal lenged by a company director Grovcr Miss Cleveland in Jackson The Elvair corporation does have production facilities to pro duce all contracts granted them and is currently producing cu shioned seat backs for halftrack ordnance vehicles at the rate of 7000 per week and this is to be increased to 20000 in the next week Cleveland said in a state ment Six thousand tow targets arc being produced for the air force and are being delivered on con tract schedule Cleveland said all Elvairs con tracts with the government were obtained on competitive bids He said his firms total bids were at least lower than the next lowest ones The army declined to comment except to say that its inspector general Maj Gen Louis A Craig is investigating Heberts so called watchdog subcommittee termed the whole matter fantastic It said that at a time when Elvair was awarded a contract for army tank covers it had only on hand The report added the firm anticipated a profit of but that it probably would have been much more than that The report recommended that two inspectors in the Birmingham ordnance district who checked one of the contracts involved be discharged It characterized the district itself as the most hap hazard naive and negligent that could be imagined The subcommittee said Elvairs tirst board of directors included B A Totten whose acquaintance with the firms sales manager B T Jayne of Ponca Okla flow ered during the time both of them were in the El Reno Okla pen itentiary oper miles JOHN L ANDERSON More Bee Feeder Says Hell Quit Beef Cattle Riceville Farmer Hits OPS Rollback By DAVE BRYANT GlobeGazette Farm Editor O s a t Riceville farmer Wednesday gave support to the argument of beef industry spokes men that next years beef produc tion will be reduced as a result of OPS beef price rollbacks John L Anderson told Mitchell county beef producers that he is going out of the cattle feeding business Beef industry spokes men say that Anderson is typical of many small cattle feeders who increased feeding operations last fall but are dropping out of the business because of the rollbacks The 45yearold farmer ates a 160acre farm 4 lorthwest ol Riceville He par ticipated with meat packing com pany representatives and other farmers in a panel discussion held n connection with the annual aeef tour sponsored by the Mitchell County Beef Producers association Increased Last Fall Anderson said that he had fed cattle every year since 1934 Be cause the cattle outlook was fa vorablelast fall he increased his cattle feeding operations from the usual 35 or 40 head to 75 head of heifer calves The calves are about ready for market now but Anderson de clared that he wasnt planning to buy feeder cattle this fall I dont have any confidence in the men who head the price control program They might de cide to roll prices back againSo Im afraid to start another bunch of cattle on feed Anderson ex plained William Zmolek Iowa State college extension livestock mar ceting specialist had suggested hat cattle feeders would have to stress efficient management and itilization of pasture and forage o realize profit under the price control set up Must Plan Ahead But I cant change my cattle eeding program every time the dministration changes its pro ram Anderson argued He out that a cattle feeder make plans a year in ad ance of the date when he expects o market his cattle Production from my litle 160 cre farm wont make much dif erence to the country So if heyre going to tell me when to eed how long to feed and how much Im going to get for my cat le Im getting out Anderson tated calmly but with determi nation The veteran cattle feeder went ihead to tell that he had paid bout for his 75 calves last all The entire crop from his farm vas fed to the cattle he said Not Much Profit At the present prices Ill have about above the cost of the attle and the cost of feed he aid If I include interest on in vestment and cost of labor as dp rating costs I wont have much eft for profit he stated in an nterview In addition to that there are iie usual risks such as death loss which the cattle feeder has to take lost one of my calves last win er he added Price controls and price control dministratprs received a general ongue lashing at the beef produc rs session Martin Fabricius sec etarytreasurer of the Mitchell ounty group read a statement by C Holbert president of the owa Beef Producers association redicting a 20 to 30 per cent cut n beef tonnage by next year as a esult of the rollbacks Cliff Cairns livestock service irector for Wilsonpacking corn any Albert Lea Minn charged FBIs Red Roundup Widens New York The govern ments second big crackdown 01 American communist leaders wid ened Thursday following th roundup of 17 members of th partys second team More junior commissars are du for prosecution authorities Tlndi cated Out of 21 red leaders indictee here Wednesday 4 still wer sought Thursday A hundred FBI agents in 21 autos seized 16 here early Wed nesday and a 17th was arrested in Pittsburgh Conviction Affirmed The roundup came 16 days afte the U S supreme court affirmec the convictions of 11 top commu nist leaders A total of bail ranging from to was se late Wednesday for the 16 arrest ed here The Pittsburgh prisone was held in bail for re moval to New York Fifteen of those arrested here including 4 women remained in jail overnight The 21 are charged with crim inal conspiracy to teach and advo cate overthrow of the governmen by force and violence The indictment was the firs mass prosecution of communist since the June 4 supreme cour ruling upholding constitutipnalitj of the Smith act under which th 11 top red leaders were convicte in 1949 Same Conspiracy The 21 were indicted for al legedly taking part in the sam conspiracy for which the 11 weri convicted U S Attorney Irving H Say pol indicated here Wednesda there would be further prosecu tions The special federal gram jury which indicted the 21 is con tinuing its work In addition the 21 were accusec of plotting to take the party un derground to carry out the con spiracy in case of emergency Judge Samuel Kaufman se June 29 as the date for the de fendants to plead to the indict ment In Washington Supreme Cour Justice Robert H Jackson wa scheduled to hear arguments ii behalf of the convicted 11 Thurs day Free in bail they are fight ing for a stay of sentence pending an appeal to the supreme cdur to reconsider its decision orf tliei case The government charged tha those accused Wednesday were t have taken charge of the commu nist party when the 11 wentt of them for 5 year andone for 3 years The 21 named in the indictmen could get sentences up to a maxi mum of 5 years in prison anc fines of upon conviction Navys Matthews May Accept Irish Ambassadorship Washington of icials said Thursday Secretary of the Navy Francis P Matthews has decided to accept appointment as ambassador to Ireland These officials who asked that they not be named told a re porter Matthews name has al been submitted to Dublin for anticipated approval there and that President Truman wir announce the appointment shortly These sources said they did noi enow who might succeed Mat thews As envoy to Dublin Matthews would succeed George A Garrett who resigned as of May 31 Matthews has never disguised lis hope that he might represent he U S in Ireland some day An Omaha attorney before he secame secretary of the navy jusl wo years ago Matthews has long been active in Roman Catholic church lay activities Falls Off 2 Wagons DCS Moines Har mon 62 fell off two wagons Wednesday one real and o igurative Harmon tumbled off his honest ogoodness horsedrawn wagon at n intersection He told police he vas on his way to watch a parade eaturing Western Star Gene Autry The officers charged him with ntoxication lat price controls are another tep toward socialism and that ley encourage inefficiency The meat packing industry is roud of its efficiency record Cairns pointed out I dont know f another industry that limits it elf to so small a profit margin e stated Slaughter Cost Increased In support of Cairns statement barren Burton head cattle buyer or Hormcl packing company Aus n Minn pointed out that the ost of beef slaughter has been ncreased greatly as a result of ollbacks Ordinarily it costs per head to butcher beef cattle during the first week after the rollback became effective it cost the Hormel company per head Burton said The rollbacks have disrupted our business to the point where we cant operate as efficiently as we would like Burton declared Representing the college exten sion service Zmolek charged that the entire price control system is based on politics rather than sound economics Try to buy feeder cattle at lower cost follow an efficient feeding program utilize cheap feeds such as grass and forage and dont try to finish your cattle for the top grade Zmolek advised the beef producers Predict New Enemy Offense as Allied Patrols Go Forward AP Wlrcphoto DRAFT Sample 82 of Palmetto Fla got orders Wednesday to report for induction at Braden ton Mrs Annie Lee Thomas draft board clerk assures him it was all a mistake Some one apparently forged Samples name to a draft registration card 2nd Largest Pork Supply Is Forecast Washington second largest supply of hams chops bacon and other pork meat in th nations history was forecast fo the coming hog marketing yea by the agriculture departmen Thursday A postal card farm surve showed that pig production thi year is expected to total 105818 000 head This compares with 100 654000 last year and a record o 121807000 set in the early World war II year of 1943 This years pigs will provide the pork supply for the 12month pe riod beginning about Sept 1 The indicated increase marks the 5th consecutive year of largei hog production The total volume of pork will be governed in a large measure by livestock feec supplies Feed production pros jects are favorable The survey did not cover bee cattle The department has pre viously reported that more beef cattle are being raised But the ncrease may not be reflected in sutcher shop supples of beef be fore next spring The survey indicated a 1951 ipring pig crop of 63818000 head compared with 59801000 last year and a record of 74223000 in 1943 crop compares also with a department forecast last Decem ber of 63500000 Alto Vista Soldier Wounded in Korea Alta and Mrs Ralph 3rus received word here Wednes day that their son Pvt Roger 3rus had been wounded in the Korean fighting He suffered shrapnel wounds and has been taken back to Tokyo About The WEATHER lason City Cloudy Thursday night and Friday Rain show ers continuing until Friday noon Cool and windy on Fri day Low Thursday night 55 High Friday 75 owa Cloudy Thursday night with showers mostly in east ern half of state Low Thurs day night 5560 except 5055 extreme northwest Friday mostly fair and a little warmer with highs near 80 urther outlook Showers again in western portion Friday night and Saturday Sunday general ly fair No major temperature changes during period Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Not much change in tcmpcrnture Low Thursday night 5055 High Friday 7075 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m June 21 Maximum 81 Minimum 58 At 8 a m 65 ear ago Maximum Minimum 7 52 F D R Tried to Soften Yalta Te rms But State Decided No Hurley Says Washington ff Patrick J Hurley told senators Thursday tha President Roosevelt shortly be fore his death in 1945 gave him a mission of trying to soften the terms of the Yalta agreement Testifying at the senates Mac Arthur inquiry Hurley quoted Roosevelt as saying I would like for you to go to London and see Churchill to ameliorate that agreement It ha ot some things in it I woulc ike for youto go to Moscow and see Stalin Hurley said he went to London and talked with Churchill He left London to fly to Moscow anc when I landed in Tehran I re ceived the word that Roosevel had died Hurley former ambassador to said he suffered his sad dest defeat when the state de partment said after Roosevelts death it was irrevocably com mitted to the Yalta terms The Yalta agreement was an understanding reached by Roose velt Prime Minister Churchill ol Britain and Premier Stalin of Russia in a meeting at the Rus ian town of Yalta in February 1945 It was agreed there that Rus sia should have certain conces sions in Manchuria and should also have the islands north of Japan Hurley has denounced the agreement as a cowardly sur of principles for which World war II was fought He said Roosevelt was already a sick man at the time and he did not ay the blameto Roosevelt Hitting again at the state de partment Hurley accused it of making a deliberate attempt to disparage me in its 1949 white paper on China Red Drive Slated for Next Week By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo patrols roamed far beyond their lines Thursday on the western front where officers predicted the reds would launch a limited offen sive by Monday first anniver sary of the Korean war United Nations patrols twice en tered Kaesong 25 miles northwest of Seoul on the main highway to Pyongyang capital of communist North Korea A thousand reds in the hills made no move to inter vene This is the most westward push of allied units since reds swept across parallel 38 in the April 22 offensive Chinese Group Three other UN patrols reached to within 4 miles of Pyongyang bumping into Chinese outposts Powerful Chinese forces were re ported grouping behind these out posts northof Pyonggang north ern tip of the iron triangle Py onggang is 92 miles southeast of Pyongyang All along the quiet front UN scouts probed for red strength Rain clouds forming over Ko rea cut air attacks down to the lowest figure this month The 5th air force reported only 186 sor ties most of them in the early morning darkness before storm clouds blanketed the country For the first time in 5 days no communist warplanes were aloft In the first 4 days this week the reds roared across the Yalu riv er from Manchuria into flaming battles in the North Korean skies Far east air forces announced 3 allied planes were lost in these fights An American Sabre jet and a Mustang fighter were shot down Another Sabre jet was missing FEAF revised red losses down ward The corrected total listed 24 communist aircraft destroyed or damaged instead of 28 Nine were listed as shot down 6 MIG 15 jets two Stormovik attack bombers and a Yak one probably destroyed and 14 dam aged The damaged craft were mostly swift Russianmade MIG 15s Limited Allied predictions of a limited objective Chinese offensive be fore Monday were reported by AP Correspondent Jim Becker Becker said officers pointed out Chinese activity on the western front is similar to that preceding their April 22 offensive Its the same pattern on a smaller scale the officers said Allied patrols roam almost at will in front of UN lines But one officer observed we enow the Chinese are there and probably watching us go by They want us to develop a false sense of security The predicted limited attack is not expected to be nearly as heavy as the previous Chinese spring of fensives To mount a major offensive the reds would have to bring in fresh Chinese troops from Manchuria Western front officers said the reds probably couldnt go very far his time without air and armor support Inferior Lt Gen James A Van Fleet JN ground commander said in ferior Chinese and North Koreans could not overrun his well trained and prepared troops under any circumstnnces Van Fleet watched an attack demonstration near the front Wed nesday by a reinforced battalion ic said the firepower mobility and quality of his men could not be beaters He asked his soldiers to use wice as much firepower next ime The general added The more you shoot the more you kill The consensus in the west was hat the Chinese would be unable o rebuild their shattered force to he strength required for a major iffensive before the end of July Becker reported He said peace rumors are hicker than land mines in the rca But most Chinese prisoners ay their army will fight on photo SHES A U S jiko Yamamoto Miss Nippon 1950 is in the U S on a trip sponsored by Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo paper TOUR AUSTRALIA Karachi Pakistan curing U S congressmen in luding Rep Le Compte R owa arrived here Wednesady rom Australia They will meet remier Liaquat Ali Khan and Foreign Minister Sir Zafrullah Khan Thursday and depart for home June 22   

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