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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Doily Newspaper Edited far to CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSFAMt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LVH FrtM Vaiitt rmt full LMM Wkw MASON C1TV IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 29 If 51 CoailiU of T 221 House Turns Down Senate Measure Extends Controls By MARVIN L ARROWSM1TH and G MILTOIf KELLY Washington house tossed aside a comprehen sive senatepassed controls bill Friday and prepared to ap prove an emergency extension of present controls until tht end of July There was little doubt that the emergency measure containing a ban against price rollbacks during July would clear the house and go to the senate later Friday The senate bill passed 7110 early Friday would extend price wage and rent controls 8 months but would curb dras tically or possibly ban new price rollbacks It fall far short of what President Tru man contends is needed to comba inflation Price Director Michael V Di Salle said Friday he believed Ko rean peace rumors and a tempo rary easing of some consumer goods prices led many congressmen to vote for the relaxed controls But he declared in a radi broadcast MBS that inflation pressures are certain to start again with full impact of defense spend ing hitting the country this fall Efforts to control rising price must continue he insisted A last minute informal agree ment made it apparent that th house would add to its emergency measure a provision allowing price ceilings to be slapped on any farm commodity which reaches parity price during July Existing law permits ceilings to be clamped on such commodities but the emergency measure orig inally would have banned theim position of any new ceilings in July Compromise Seen The current law expires at mid night Saturday House leaders have decided against considering at this time the longer range ex tension approved by the senate So the senate appeared to face the alternatives of 1 going along with the house on a stopgap ex tension or 2 letting the controls program lapse Agreement on a brief extension seemed to be the likely choice Senator Maybank DS Car lloon manager of the senate bill declared he had no doubt the sen ate and house would get together Were not going to let the con trols program know that he told a reporter The senate voted down 58 to 22 a proposal by Senator Moody D that the present some changes in the rent contro provisions be extended until April 1 Passage of the senates 8month extension bill came shortly before 2 a m C S T after a continuous session which lasted 16 hours On finalpassage 41 democrats and 30 republicans voted for the bill All 10 votes against it were cast by republicans The final vote was marked by angry debate over whether Sen ators Lehman DLib N and Benton could respond present when their names were called on the final vote Reluctant On points of order raised by the republicans the senate voted they could not and they both finally cast reluctant ballots for the measure The senate measure would deny Mr Truman much of the broader authority he sought to fight infla tion And he had asked for a two year extension of the law along with revision At his news conference Thurs day Mr Truman declared con sumers will take a beating un less congress votes strong eco nomic controls He said there was a dangerous possibility the law makers might fail to act before the deadline or pass a bill so crippled and confused with special interest amendments that it would be worse than useless in the fight against inflation The president said he hopes for a good law by Saturday or that congress would extend the pres ent law until it can get a good bill in shape Frayed tempers and vast con fusion featured the long senate session There was disagreement even among the senators who passed the bill as to just how far it goes on its rollback curbs Tight Ban Approved 49 to 33 was an amendment which its sponsor Senator Wherry RNebr term ed a tight ban against new price rollbacks He also declared however that he wasnt absolutely sure t h ei amendment would bar an addi tional two per cent rollback in beef the bill as it came from the senate banking1 committee permitted The Wherry amendment clearly would cut the ground from un dcr OPS orders calling for two beef price rollbacks of 4J per centj each to become effective Aug 1 and Oct 1 The twin rollbacks on top of a 10 per cent one already effective were designed to roll beef prices back to their preKorea levels MayJune 1950 In its very next sentence how the bill carries an amend ment offered by Senator Milli kln R Colo and passed by voice vote It is designed to al United Pilots End 11Day Airline Strike Tolks Continue Under Truce By DAVID SMOTHERS Chicago and co pilots ended their 11day striki against United Air Lines Friday under a formal truce under which negotiations will continue The agreement to end the walk out was announced by Thomas E Bickers secretary of the national mediation board and forestalled the threat of government seizure of the air line Bickers made his announcement at 9 a m CST after meeting for almost 7 hours with represen tatives of the air line and the Air Line Pilots association which represents the 90C strikingpilots and copilots Take Reservations United promptly began taking flight reservations Under the truce Bickers said service would be ready to resume at p m CST Bickers said the pilots would return to duty to afford the na tional mediation board an oppor tunity to endeavor to mediate the issues in the dispute The pilots have refused to fly the new faster DC6B airliners and have demanded that their pay be based on mileage instead of the present 85hour per month maxi mum flying time arrangement Bickers said the pilots would re turn to work under the same con ditions which prevailed immedi ately prior to the strike which meant that they would not be called upon to fly the DC6Bs Stumbling Block Under the truce however Bick ers said the DC6B issue would be negotiated before all other is sues This was a stumbling block which had prevented a truce earlier in the week The pilots had maintained that the DC6B issue should be negotiated along with the others as part of the overall dispute The airline had opposed this proposal on grounds that the union already had agreed to fly the new planes for the rival American Airlines The truce forestalled what could have been the first government seizure of an airline in the nations history Gen Marshall May Retire Washington There was new speculation in the capital Fri official confirmation George C Marshall might seek to retire this fall as secretary of defense In general this talk appeared to be predicated on two points 1 The approaching anniversary f Marshalls appointment He took office on Sept 21 1950 2 Revival of reports current at he time of his appointment that le accept the post for only a lim ted time The question of who might suc eed Marshall in the Pentagon as ignment has paced talk about the lossibility of his resignation Among names mentioned have ieen those of Robert A Lovett the Deputy secretary John J McCloy American high commissioner in ne U S occupation zone of Ger many and W Stuart Symington resently head of the reconstruc ion finance corporation MALIK RECOVERED IS DINNER UN Delegate Jacob chats with Sir Gladwyn Jebb left British delegateand Ernest A Gross US delegate at dinner in the WaldorfAstoria hotel in New York Thursday night given by Malik retiring security council president for June to members of the council Malik had been reported ill since his Korean peace broadcast last Sunday but he recovered in time to act as host Iranian Oil Company to Close Operations Symington Strips RFC Field Loans Washington Stuart Symington Friday stripped he reconstruction finance corpo 32 field offices of loan granting authority Irked by some recent grants of oans he considered aal the new RFC boss told a news onference all RFC loan author zations except for disaster loans vill be made in the Washington Up to now managers of the re ional offices have had authority o not to reject of under without approval from Washing on Symington indicated this pow er may be returned to them later after Washington has shown them jy example a new standard of ac ion The RFC chief noted there had 3een criticism of recent field of ice loans for such enterprises as lower the face of nnounced policy of sticking to essential loans He said he him elf feels that at least two recent ield office loans shouldnt have ieen made Asked for examples of loans he ound questionable he men loned one to an advertising agency nd another made to set up an ptometrist shop But he said the oan making offices may have had nformation he lacks which would ustify the loans Symington observed that the questionable loans had been for mall amounts He said he was more sympathetic to making mis takes on loans to small business lan to making mistakes in siz ble loans By K C THALER United Press Staff Correspondent London AngloIran ian Oil company said Friday it would close its entire oper ations in Iran within the next 10 days Basil R Jackson deputy chair man of the firm which was na tionalized by Iran said there is no chance for a settlement of the current oil dispute as long as Mohammed Mossadegh is Irans premier Employes Called The companys announcement said British employes in the Iran oil fields were being summoned into the great refinery port of Abadan in preparation for the shutting down of operations Jackson told a luncheon of American newspaper correspond ents in London that he believec the outcome of the crisis woulc be a complete stoppage of the en tire Iranian fields which pro duced 31750000 tons last year It is also our opinion that we shall never reach an agreement with Iran so long as Mossadegh is premier lie said The AngloIranian company said its workers would remain in Abadan for the time being bul would be removed hastily if their lives were threatened British Foreign Secretary Her bert Morrison said in a letter made public Friday that Iranian oil may stop flowing soon for lack of tank ers to carry it 1 Safety First Morrison addressed the letter to the 2800 employes of the firm and the message was released by the foreign office He called on rAII About ow some rollbacks in the prices nonagricultural products Sees No Conflict Which of the two amendments vould prevail remained a debated sue among the lawmakers Vherry told a reporter he sees o conflict between the two The senate by a 53 to 27 vote cfused to back up from a provi ion forbidding the government to impose livestock slaughtering device on which OPS now relies heavily to keep beef out of the hands of black mar keteers Approved Wednesday night the provision was termed t h e black market amendment by Sen ator Anderson DN who urged his colleagues to kill it The WEATHER Mason City Partly cloudy Fridaj night and Saturday Low Friday night 55 High Saturday 76 owa Partly cloudy Friday after noon with highs 7278 Partly cloudy Friday night and Satur day with a few local sliowers in extreme south Friday night Continued rather cool Low Fri day night lower 50s high Sat urday upper 70s Further out look Partly cloudy and rather cool Sunday and Monday Show ers occasionally along southern border but dry over most ol state Variable winds less than 15 mph Iowa 3day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees below normal Normal high 86 Normal low 62 No im portant day to day temperature changes Rainfall totalling one to 3 inches occurring as show ers at about 24hour intervals Minnesota Mostly fair becoming cloudy with a few light showers north portion Friday night and Saturday Continued rather cool Low Friday night 4550 north 52 south High Saturday 65 north 7075 south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 75 50 65 None 74 47 them to together and saic their safety was the governments first consideration Jackson and other company of ficials said Mossadeghs appeal to President Truman Thursday con stituted the action of a man grasp ing at a last straw They predicted the communist tudeh party might try to take ad vantage of the situation and said it would mean a critical internal period for Iran Meanwhile Russia is sitting in the front row laughing until her sides hurt one of the executives said Postville Packing Co Sold to New York Firm Postville The Postville Packing Co has been sold to a firm headed by Benjamin Zelez nik of New York City Willard Schutte president of the board of directors of the company an nounced Friday The office of price stabilization Friday approved the sale to t h e new firm the Postville Packing Co Inc for a price of Schutte said The plant was built in the win ter of 194849 under local spon sorship It operated for a short time and has been inactive for the past 14 months AP Wlrephoto A Kimball above Thursday was nomi nated to the post of secretary of the navy by President Truman in Washington Kimball now is undersecretary of the navy Worker Dies of Electrocution St Heard 63 an employe of the R E A diec from electrocution late Thursday afternoon while working with a crew of men setting an electric light pole 2i miles northwest of Carpenter near the Deer Creek church Death was instantaneous according to Dr R L Whitley of Osage Mitchell county coroner and Deputy Sheriff Francis Heff ron who investigated Roger Berg was driving the truck which had a boom at the rear end Heard was on the ground at the rear end with his arms around a pole which vas about to be set when the pole which had a ground wire came into contact with a hot wire above The body was taken to the Schroeder Houg funeral home at St Ansgar where funeral arrange ments were being made Friday Heard had worked for the R E A about 10 years He lived on a farm south of St Ansgar with his wife There are two daughters Mrs Robert Chancellor of St Ans and Mrs Duane Burton of Davenport 5 brothers and sisters Navy Bomber Crash Kills 8 Key West Fla navy men were killed and one rescued rriday in the crash of a patrol bomber The plane fell in the Florida traits off a nearby island It was based at the Key West naval sea plane station Truman Voices Appreciation for Invitation to Clear Lake Clear Lake M W Hughes chairman of the Clear Lake Cen ennial committee has received the Allowing letter from The White House Washington D June 23 1951 Dear Mr Hughes Please accept my sincere thanks or the kind invitation conveyed n your letterof June 19 for me o attend the centennial celebra ion at Clear Lake on July 14 and 15 I regret exceedingly that the pressure of official business will not permit me the pleasure of ac ceptance May I however through you extend hearty felicitations and warmest personal greetings to the citizens of Clear Lake I trust that the centennial commemoration will be an inspiration to all who participate and that the com munity will continue to go for ward with progress with happi ness and prosperity for all through long decades to come Very sincerely yours Signed Harry S Truman Ridgway Instructed on Negotiations for Korean Armistice Fighf Slows Mid Cease Fire Fever By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo fighting wa virtually disappeared from thi Korean front Friday under a mounting wave ot ceasefire talk A small fierce fight raged throughout the afternoon for a single hill northwest of Yonchon on the western front The ridgi changed hands 6 times before al lied forces withdrew leavini communists still holding the hill Chinese reds threw some smal probing attacks at the center o the line Elsewhere ground action wa confined to patrol activity Turned Back United Nations patrols screen ing the lower half of the iroi triangle were turned back b heavy though inaccurate fire The Chinese dont shoot unles we provoke them one office commented They sit tight unti we come in gun range then the let loose The whole battlelront was like that The U S 8th army took only 108 words Friday night to cover the entire ground action in the briefest communique it has issued this year There was more activity in the air UN Mustangs tangled Thurs day with red jets One Russian made jet was damaged the Mus tangs unhurt far east air forces said Two American jets were shot down by ground fire Communist radios at Pyongyang in Korea and Peiping in China ignored ceasefire talk United Nations sources in Japan and Korea would not comment Optimistic But a spirit of optimism was apparent in U S 8th army head quarters Clarence Ryee South Korean government spokesman predictec the shooting war would stop within the next few days In Tokyo Gen Matthew B Ridgway supreme allied com mander was reported ready to carry out at a moments notice any instructions he might receive from Washington to end the war The Korean legislature unani mously adopted a resolution op posing a truce on the 38th paral lel 20 miles south of the mos recent fighting Sources at 8th army headquar ters speculated that Kaesong an cient capital of Korea would be a logical place to talk about a ceasefire order The town is 3 miles south of the 38th parallel west of the western front The reds still hold it Violent June Brings Death Destruction By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Junes violent does windstorms rains hail and exacted a staggering toll over the midcontinent Scores have been killed and in ured Damage to crops and prop erty was in the millions of dol mounting The most destructive blows Torn natures elements have hit Cansas and Missouri In Kansas alone floods and storms have caused an estimated o damage to crops But other midwest states have been hit by the late spring and early summer storms including Oklahoma Nebraska Iowa Illin ois Minnesota and Ohio While floods were a major prob em in Kansas and Missouri it was he lack of water that caused much oncern in droughtstricken south ern Louisiana There was a measure of relief Thursday night as rains blan ceted the 180mile drought area he falls ranged from 1 to 3J nches and the heart of the sugar ane and rice region reported falls ncasuring from 2 to 3 inches Heavy steady rains are needed n the area Flood waters covered hundreds if thousands of acres in Kansas ind Missouri The Missouri flood rea stretched from Kansas City o St Charles near St Louis Army engineers said weakening likes may push upwards their igure 300000 flooded acres There was no drinking water n Scdalia a city of 25000 popuj ation Hundreds of farm fami ies have been evacuated Many ighways and roads arc closed i V Washington United States and its United Na tions allies were reported Friday to have decided to call for an armistice in Korea Informed officials said this decision is reflected in instructions sent to Gen Matthew B Ridgway These officials said Ridgway being given the authority might act quickly perhaps within a few hours to call for a meeting of representatives of his own UN command the Korean command the North Korean communist command and the Chinese armies in Korea That was the formula suggested by soviet Russia earlier this week as the way to bring an end to hos tilities in Korea Negotiations would be on a military level un der terms and conditions which presumably would be proposed by Ridgway in his initial call for a meeting The only official merit from the government was a statement from Robert A Lovett deputy secretary of defense that general instructions were being sent to Ridgway on negotiation of a ceasefire in Korea Not Announced In midafterndon the Pentagon said they had actually been dis patched It did not announce the hour they were sent Friday afternoon in Washington is Saturday morning in Tokyo where Ridgway the UN com mander has his headquarters Details as to the instructions were supplied by officials in a position to know but who would not be quoted by name They said the instructions au thorized Ridgway in effect to seek a peace showdown with the communist command on the field of battle in Korea Ridgways expected move au thorities here said should show quickly whether and to what ex tent there is a sincere desire oa he communist side to end the fighting This has been aprimary ques tion for while Soviet Russia has taken the lead in calling for truce talks Russia is not a direct par icipant with troops in Korea The participants are the North Korean communists who began the attack on June 25 last year and the Chinese communists who sent in volunteer units to help them Moscow told Washington Wed nesday that the way to settle the war was to have negotiations representatives of the WOUNDED IN KOREA Pfc George M Smith son of Mr and Mrs Darylc M Smith 846 6th S W is listed by the de partment of defense amongsol diers wounded in the Korean area Pfc Smith went overseas last March following a furlough spent with his parents here He was serving with the 82nd air borne division and first entered the service in November 1949 Hunt On for Iowa Trailer Court Slayer Bettendorf county authorities Friday were searching for Raymond Greenlee 24 in con nection with the fatal shooting of his roommate in the Glendale trailer court east of here Friday morning The roommate Robert Smith 22 died at St Lukes hospital at a m about an hour after the shooting Greenlee was last seen running toward highway 67 about IOC yards from the trailer in which they resided for the past several weeks Leroy Rorah 13 a resident at the trailer court told authorities he heard two shots and ran over to see what was happening As he rounded the corner he said he saw Greenlee standing over Smith who was moaning on the ground Rorah said when Greenlee saw dim he put the gun he was hold ing into his pocket and ran to ward the highway Another witness Geneva Hun sacker told Sheriff C H Pete Wildman she heard a lot of scuffling in the trailer and then several shots She called her arother Joe who investigated and found Smith alive but semicon scious Sheriff Wildman said Smith ap parently was shot while he lay on the bed He said one 9 mm caliber bullet was found imbedded n the mattress the other in the railer floor Authorities said Smith was formerly from Failfield Maytag Plant Strike Okayed Newton Union employes f two Maytag plants here and branch at Hampton have voted o authorize the executive board of their United Auto Workers union local to call a strike A similar vote by members of he C I O union was being tak Friday at the automatic wash er company plant here In the two big Maytag company plants here the vote was 517 to 31 nd 515 to 29 in favor of authoriz ng a strike call Contract negotiations between he firm and the union have been underway now for some time among armies or commands in jut the Chinese communists have never given any indication that hey were in fact interested While officials here were ex tremely reluctant to amplify in any way Lovetts press conference an nouncement it was learned that he instructions worked out by the state and defense departments and he white house and transmitted to Ridgway through the joint chiefs of staff were based on a firm decision by the United States government and its 15 Korean al ies within the last few hours to ake the initiative in formally calling for an armisticfi Heretofore most of the talk on jnding the fighting in Korea has been of a possible ceasefire That amounts simply to a halt in tha actual shooting Nculral Zone An armistice in the technical sense goes a little further It SAME Black flag means traffic death in last hours usually provides for a neutral zone An armistice can tie concluded for either a specified or an indefinite period Under international rules neither side is supposed to resume shooting unless it gives due notice irst to the other side It was reported that the in structions to Ridgway authorize lim to take the initiative How ever Washington is coordinat ng moves with Ridgway and si multaneous announcements i n Vashington and Tokyo of a pro posal for an armistice may be made before the day is out Should the Chinese and North Korean leaders agree to armistice alks on reasonable terms Ridg vay is authorized to proceed at once to open negotiations But jovett had made plain at a news j conference earlier that any terms finally agreed upon for the arm istice itself would be subject to approval in Washington In London informed sources said the moves being framed here had the support of all the 16 Uni ted Nations with forces in Korea In congress here there was also some opposition expressed to a cease fire on the old border The official announcement that instructions had been sent to Ridgway the UN commander in Korea was made by Robert A Lovett deputy secretary of de fense Lovett gave no information about those instructions but did say Ridgway would have ic re port back to Washington on any proposed terms for ending the fighting President Truman held a meet ing with his cabinet a usual thing on Friday Presumably the Korean situation had a high placa in their discussions but the white   

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