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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVH AuocUtcd Preu and United Preii Full Lean Wlrw rive CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 2 1951 This Paper Consists of Two One Mo 221 One Mans Opinion A Commentary ly W EARL HALL Managing Editor This Isnt Quite a Commentary FOR this little visit with yo Ive decided to do a littl browsing around and see what come up with And right off th bat we have a sentence endin with a preposition which lead me to hope that my old grammar teacher isnt listening in on me But maybe she wouldnt be to tough with me Thats my recol lection of her and her kind heart Although I know that she didn do it she was the kind who migh have written that priceless littl dissertation going the rounds o late titled What Is a Boy Late ly theres been a sequel What Is i Girl Both of these delicious bits o whimsy reached me from an in friend a representathn of the New England Mutual com pany I wish I could give more specific credit to the author Ive liked them so well that Ive given space to each In my daily news paper column and Id like to lead off this little visit by reproducing them for you Defining a Boy it came to m attention first and I believe it was written examine the nature of that miniature dynamo identified in our language as boy And I quote Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of man hood we find a delightful creature called a boy Boys come in assortec sizes weights and al boys have the same creed To enjoy every second of every minute of every hour of every da and to protest with noise thei only weapon when their las minute is finished and the aduli males pack them off to bed at night Boys are found everywhere on top of underneath inside of climbing on swinging from run iiing around or jumping to Moth ers love them little girls hate them older sisters and brothers tolerate them adults ignore them Heaven protects them Hope ef the Fatnre KA boy is Truth with dirt on Its iace Beauty wittr a cut on its finger Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair imd tfaVHope of the future with a frog in its pocket When you are busy a boy is an inconsiderate bothersome in truding jangle bt noise When you want him to makera good impres sion Ms brain turns to jelly or else he becomes a savage sadis tic jungle creature bent on de stroying the world and himself with it A boy is a composite He has the appetite of a horse the diges tion of a swordswallower the energy of a pocketsize atomic bomb the curiosity of a cat the lungs of a dictator the imagina tion of a Paul Bunyan the shy ness of a violet the audacity of a steel trap the enthusiasm of a firecracker and when he makes something he has 5 thumbs on each hand His Likw Are Listed He likes ice cream knives taws Christmas comic books the boy across the street woods wa ter in its natural large animals Dad trains Saturday mornings and fire engines He is not much for Sunday school com pany schools books without pic tures music lessons neckties bar bers girls overcoats adults or bedtime Nobody else is so early to rise or so late to supper Nobody else gets so much fun out of trees dogs and breezes Nobody else can cram into one pocket a rusty knife a halfeaten apple 3 feet of string an empty Bull Durham sack 2 gum drops 6 cents a sling a chunk of unknown sub stance and a genuine supersonic in Narcotics Found in Auto Biggest U S Haul Ever Made Washington IP Seizure o worth of illicit marijuan in the secret compartments of ai automobile was reported Monday by police It was reputedly th biggest single haul ever made in this country Announcement of the seizure came after federal narcotics agent and police abandoned a dramatic vigil over the car The aroundtheclock watch was kept after police got report jiat New York City hoodlums would try to snatch the automo bile The find climaxed a citywide nmt touched off after police were ipped that a cache of marijuana had been smuggled in from Mexi co two weeks ago The discovery srought to more than 200 pounds he amount of marijuana recov ered following the arrest here of 3 persons June 20 It was found behind secrei janels in an automobile driven by John Raymond Weatherbee 28 of New York City one of the now held on charges of violating the marijuana tax act At the time if the trips arrest police reported hey confiscated 8 pounds of mari uana that bad been transferred o another car Police and treasury agents said hey learned of the existence of the bigger cache in Weatherbees ar but withheld announcement in the hope that they might be ible to arrest hoodlums reported poised to hijack the automobile Arrested with Weatherbee were iilford Hayes Woodward 32 a barber and Lena Mary Pauline 3 both of this city Secret Army Papers Lost on United Plane Denver Denver Post said Monday secret army docu ments of great importance have een reported lost in the crash of United AirLines plane near Fort Collins Saturday ThePost said Vit was within the ealra ofpossibility that the doc uments dealt with truce efforts in SOUTH KOREA said the documents orea The Post v e r e in possession of Lt Col lerle A Parks of Travis air force ase in California reported to be n his way to Washington CoL arks was one of 50 persons per shing in the crash in the northern lolorado mountains Office of strategic intelligence gents the paper said spent Sat urday and Sunday combing the irreckage hi search of a black eather case containing the highly ecret documents It has not been ocated Dave Pennington Former Reporter Here Injured Virginia Minn Pen ington about 22 reporter pho ographer for the Duluth News ribune and formerly a reporter t Mason City Iowa was one of persons injured Sunday when a ght plane plunged into the front ard of a home None of the 4 urt was seriously ment A Matical Creature A boy is a magical creature You can lock him out of your you cant lock him out of your heart You can get him out of your you cant get him out of your mind Might as well give up He is your captor your jailer your boss and your frecklefaced pintsized catchasing bundle of noise But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams he can mend them like new with the two magic words Hi Dad Doubtless youre visualizing that youngster of yours Or maybe as In my case that son is grown and has a little buster of his own who measures up to these specifica tions And What Is a Girl Or maybe its on the distaff tide that you find your greatest interest If so I have something for you too Its from the same writer I judge by similarity of literary style and philosophy re flected In the two pieces Again I txpress my regret over not being to give credit where its due I wouldnt want anybody to think CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The accident happened during escue mission maneuvers of innesota civil air patrol The ane crashed shortly after it took f here Power failure of un nown cause was blamed for the rash Besides Pennington the plane arried Major S S Silverberg of diriea iviajor o o ouvtjrueig 01 code ring with a secret compartMinneapolis the pilot A E Fra boni of Virginia and John Barnes Jr of Mora All were in good condition in a Virginia hospital Pickets Placed at Hampton Maytag pickets were on the job at the Hampton Maytag plant Monday morning according to Calvin Schneider assistant manager The 115 plant employes of whom 85 are in the union were all off duty on a two weeks vaca tion beginning Monday The only Maytag men on the job at the plant Monday were a watchman a fireman a metalurgist and Mr Schneider The metalurgist was at the plant overseeing the installation of a furnace It was expected the pres ence of the pickets would stop this work described as maintenance by plant officials They said no pro duction work was going on at the plant FAMED SURGEON DIES Berlin OT Dr Ferdinand Snucrbruch 76 famed German surgeon died Monday in a West Berlin hospital WHERE PATROLS PROBE KOREAN BATTLELINE Solid and open where allied and communist patrols respectively probed each others lines in Korea Monday despite possible armistice talks later this month The only quiet spot along the present battleline was Kaesong site of the reds choice for peace talks On the east coast Wonsan General Eidgways choice for the talks was blasted by allied warships ship Russ May Try to Avoid Rearming of Chinese By JAMES D WHITE San Francisco promoting a ceasefire in Korea the Eussians may be trying to delay if not avoid altogether arming red unweildy ally The Chinese armies in Korea desperately need more firepower and air cover That possibility has been implicit in the situation from the moment Soviet Delegate Jacob Malik made the sugges tion in a radio speech ly Apparently Eussia sug gested an armistice without con sulting red China The Kremlin rarely makes a major move for any one single rea son So it is possible of course that Russia already has committed herself toproviiiethe large num ber of planes tanks and guns the Chinese must have if they are to 4 Top Reds Missing From Court By H D QUIGG New York UPJ Four top American communists were miss ing Monday when the countrys most powerful red leaders were upposed to report to federal ourt to be sent to prison for con piracy to teach and advocate the verthrow of the government by riolence Only 7 appeared before Federal udge Cylvestsr J Syan and the ederal bureau of investigation be gan searching for the missing 4 recalling that Gerhart Eisler an other power of the American communist party fledbehindthe to avoid aprisonsen tence Ryan issued bench warrents for the missing 4 and saidbe would forfeit thenbail money if they do not appear before him at a m Tuesday Communist sources professed not to know where the 4 were There was speculation that ftere might be a plot afoot for Jiem to direct the party from hid ing while fugitives The 7 who reported were re manded to prison two years 11 months and 18 days after a federal grand jury indicted them The 7 top communists mem jers olrthe U S partys national boardfiled out a backdoor of a courtroom in the skyscraper U S court house at a m The last defendant through the door was tall grayhaired Eugene Dennis general secretary of the U S communist party The smil ng Dennis held his hand high above his head and waved to riends in the spectator section The final courtroom appearance of the seven communist leaders alii of whom received 5year sen ences provided a last glimpse of the oral fireworks which had marked their 9month trial in 1949 Those missing were Henry Win ston 37 a negro national organ zational secretary Gus Hall 41 Ohio chaairman Gilbert Green 45 Illinois chairman and Robert Thompson New man York chair About The WEATHER Mason City Partly cloudy through Tuesday Occasional thunder showers beginning Monday night continuing intermittently through Tuesday night Low Monday night 58 High Tuesday 77 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers Low Monday 58 to 64High Tuesday 78 to 85 Further outlook More scattered thunderstorms Tuesday night Wednesday clearing west por tion thunderstorms continuing in east High Wednesday 75 to 82 Thursday fair and dry Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night with scattered thunder showers south portion Tuesday considerable cloudiness with scattered showers Warmer northwest Monday night Low Monday night 4854 north 5560 south High Tuesday 7278 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum 80 Minimum 56 At 8 a m 60 Precipitation 23 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum R9 carry out their threat to drive American imperialist aggressors off the Korean peninsula Stalling It may bs a stall for time It is almost certainly to be as sumed that the Chinese have been pressing for such aid JFor classic reasons of geography and politics it is almost as likely that the Rus sians would hesitate to give it The key to eventual control of Asia is control of Japan just as Britain is the strategic vantage point for dominance of Europe Russia and red China may be cooperating fully on the question of a Japanese peace treaty just at this time when it is of critical im portance because of American ef iorts to achieve a peace settlement without the dictation of commu nist therefore without communist participation But it would be assuming a great deal to think that Chinese and Rus sian interests will coincide in the end when the chips go down for the control of all Asia By seeking a ceasefire in Ko rea now the Russians could easily be trying to escape1 the demands of Mao Tzetung for real arma ment aid and to avoid building China up as a future competitor for Japan and Asia The reason the Chinese have agreed to a ceasefire conference is that the internal situation in China has changed since they em barked upon their intervention in Korea Westerners who left red China shortly after this adventure began report that the great mass of Chi nese who are not communist of fered no noticeable objection ping easily sold the argument that Chinas Manchurian frontier was threatened by American aggres sion and every Chinese knows that Chinas hope for political and economic wellbeing begins in the factories mines and power plants of Manchuria Picture Changes Moreover initial Chinese sue Charles City Youth Drowns in Minnesota Mason 21 son of Mr and Mrs Edward H Mason 302 South Illinois Charles City drowned in Loon lake west of Manfcato Minn late Saturday his body being recovered Sunday 24 hours later The body yas brought to the Grossmann funeral home at Charles City The young man was a counselor at the Covenant Evangelical Mis sion Bible camp at Stony Point on Lake With Crystal a party near Loon lake of others he was boating on Loon lake Saturday when they lost an oar Edgar swam out to get the oar and was bringing it back to the boat when he suddenly fell back wards and went under He was not seen again until the body was found the next day The parents of the young man were badly injured here June 15 in the explosion of a hot water beater Both are recovering No Rush in Bringing Yanks From Pacific Marshall Advises By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Korea Monday night urged its soldiers to fight on while the world waited for news of an expected armistice Pyongyang radio repeated Chinese and North Ko rean acceptance of a United Nations proposal for cease fire talks But the reds made this clear They are claiming victory in the yearold con flict The North Korean com munist station started each broad cast with this statement The Anglo American aggres sors have at least realized failure of their sinister attempt and that is why they are seeking peace Fight Bravely Between news items the com munist announcers inserted these statements Soldiers on the front fight Dravely and continue annihilation of aggressors and antiaircraft Datteries aim sharp and increase the bag of enemy intruders Japanese radio monitors said the communist tone waseven strong er than usual Pieping radio repeated the text of the communist acceptance state ment Sunday night The reds first announced over lie two stations Sunday night that they are willing to meet UN rep resentatives and discuss a cease fire They want the meeting held n the Kaesong area between July 10 and 15 Only Foothold The Kaesong area is the only place where the reds have a foot lold south of parallel 38 It is about 3 miles south of that pre war border Gen Matthew B Ridgway supreme allied commander hac proposed Saturday that a meeting e held aboard the Danish hospita ship Jutlandia inWpnsan harbor Ie said he would propose a date if the reds agreed to the meeting Ridgway has not indicated his reaction to thered acceptance message It ispresumed however that the UN wfll agree tojthe pro posed place and time Diplomatic circles in Washing ton said Ridgway already has his full instructions and authority to deal with the communists The world talked of peace bu it was business as usual on fighting lines There Planes Strike were bitter grounc skirmishes at scattered points Allied warplanes threw another leavy blow at the Hwangju air field north of Sariwon in the northwest Other planes Tilt supply centers rail and road lines 5ridges troop concentrations anc gun positions B29 Superforts hi nilitary barracks at Hungnam on the east coast United Nations naval forces continued to blockade and pounc the North Korean east coast Heaviest ground fighting of the day apparently was on the west em front An allied patrol storm ed a hill north of Yonchon The oot troops killed 33 reds and cap tured 4 The allies withdrew anc Sees Months of Haggling in Program cess in Korea outweighed in the Chinese mind any natural misgiv ings that China might be doing a job for Russia The frightful toll of Chinese life estimated in the hundreds of thousands has changed all this There has been time fpr Chi nese to realize their soldiers are dying like flies in air cover There has been time for the idea to sink in that unless Russia provides the necessary tools for victory in Korea the best China can hope for is an indefinite stale mate IOWA WOMAN ELECTED CIcveland Louise Ros enfeld of Ames Iowa Saturday was elected secretary of the Amer can Home Economics association at the closing session of its 42nd annual convention By JAMES MARLOW Washington in Korea will be only a pause in the bigger struggle with Russia Any one who looks for an end to that one in the foreseeable future is suffering the grand illusion Some kind of peace may be re stored in Korea and we may be able to claim we did what we set out to do Stop the communist aggression south of the 38th parallel But its too soon to bank on peace even in Korea For once a ceasefire is agreed on if its agreed on there may be months of haggling And how we make out in that remains to be seen Lost Face Why the Russians and Chinese were willing to call off the shoot ing just now can only be guessed Certainly the Chinese had suf fered enormous losses and were losing face in Asia Russia had suffered damage in Korea too Until Korea commu nism had taken over country after country from the inside Through greed to take all Asia in a hurry or arrogance in the be lief the west didnt dare move the commuriists decided that in Korea theyd attack for the first time It was a good place to test the United States to see how far it was willing to go to stop commu nism If it didnt move into Ko rea the rest of the world would lose faith in this country thus making communist conquests else where easier This country not only went into Korea but brought its allies along Worse for Russia the U S and iits allies in Europe began to arm against Russia The U S went halfway toward a wartime footing The shock of Korea speeded up its arms pro gram by many months a great advantage if war with Russia it self broke out p S Willing And again worse for Russia the mood of this country darkened as the Korean fighting went on showing this country willing if necessary to make much fiercer war even if it meant war with Russia as the senate inquiry into the firing of General MacArtbur showed While the general was all for making the fiercer war now the Truman administration held back hoping it could be avoided through some kind of peace in Korea This realization provided the Russian with a good psychological time for suggesting ceasefire They could expect the Truman administration to welcome the peace offer since the administra tion could claim its policy in Ko rea was vindicated The Russians couid expect the rest of the U S to welcome peace too There never has been great en thusiasm in this country for the Korean war The Americans un dertook it as a moral obligation and extreme measure since Korea is so distant of selfprotection against communist expansion All iu all it wasnt a bad time for the Russians to suggest cease lire in Korea Blocked there tem porarily they can push elsewhere ts unlikely theyll stop pushing Having learned a lesson In Korea next litne they may try internal overthrow again instead of at tack AP Wirephoto AGREES TO PEACE Kim H Sung North Korean premier held a con ference with Peng Tehhnai Chinese field army commander before broaScast Sun day accepting the United Na tions proposal to discuss a Ko rean ceasefire A broad cast beard by Japanese ptess monitors said the acceptance was inadc after thetwonrien UN Reply to Enemy Is Near By JOHN M B3GHTOWER Washington ff The U S joint chiefs of staff and Gen Mat thew B Ridgway exchanged mes sages Monday on the communist proposal for Korean armistice talks at Kaesorig after July 10 An early reply to the comniunists presumably was taking shape At the same time Secretary of Defense Marshall advised con gress there would be no rush to bring IT S troops home from the far Pacific in the event a Korean armisticeis negotiated 7 Marshall made the statement in urging the house foreign af fairs committee to act quickly on the administrations request fpr 58500000000 for foreign military and economic Responsible officiaiswhb said a series of messages had passed between Ridgway and the joint chiefs gaveno hint of what was said in them Within Hours Thefactof the consultationi pointed however to a possible reply within hours to the commu nists No objections have been voiced to of the few places the communists now hold smith of the 38th a meet ing place Top officials have made plain they would like to have an earlier date There was no sign how ever whether Ridgway has been advised to t propose this The TJNx commander has full authorityfor Sealing with the but has been an afonjr called down an air and artillery barrage Another 30 to 40 reds were killed or wounded There was no action reported from Kaesong the rubbled town on the western front where the reds want to hold the negotia tions There have been reports the town has been abandoned by the reds Patrols Push Ahead On the west central front al lied patrols pushed up tothecrest of two strategic hills south of Pyonggang Pyonggang is the northern tip of the old red iron triangle The patrol pulled back under heavy red mortar fire Northwest of Yonchon allied patrols reported the communists apparently had moved about a half mile south of their last re ported positions On the east central front allied air and artillery Monday smashed at two strategic mountain tops occupied by the reds still haveiiot yet a full port on the damage inflicted an officer said but we certainly clobbered that MIL The U S 8th army communi que reported increasedred artil lery fire on eastern front north of Yanggu Although the fighting was bit er in spots there still seemed to be some reluctance on both sides o push too hardor too fast There is no way of knowing low long such a situation might continue Chinese nationalists on Formosa predict ceasefire talks will be irawn put over a long period They said the reds asked that the talks be scheduled July 10 to 15 o give them an opportunity to consult with Moscow In Hong Kong a gateway to red China many observers ex pressed the opinion the reds have entativeiy agreed to future peace n Korea for a reason They say the next step will be a Russian demand for greater voice in the proposed Japanese peace treaty with thefcaprtaL In additionto the military saltations Iheje was diplomatic activity Secretary of State went over the Korean contimied I Acheson develop ments with his top advisors at a staff meeting during the morning Later he went to the white house for a review of foreign issues with President Truman Idea Exchange Tuesday representatives of 17 countries with armed forces fight ing in Korea are due to exchange views on truce developments in a regular semiweekly meeting the state department By agree ment lastweek South Korea will be represented for the first time At Marshalls meeting with the louse foreign affairs committee Rep Judd RMinn asked whether after a truce and de mobilization the United States would go back to war again BAN TRAFFIC HAZARD Bonn Germany West ierman parties joined Monday in ntroducing a bill in parliament o ban advertising signs from lational highways Sponsors said sillboards distracted the attention of motorists and created traffic lazards SAME Black tlafi means traffic death in last 34 hours rather than give in to Chinese de mands for Formosa The idea Marshall replied was o leave the troops there this time while a settlement is being reached Judd sairi he thought the com munists are gambling well settle or anything to get the boys home and then exploit our weak ness The contrary to that Mar shall said is not to stop the fight until things are settled Hopes Built Hopes for an early end to the var in Korea were steadily mount ing although state department of ficials kept a tight rein on any trong optimism They emphasized hat the agreement to hold truce alks though making peace a def nite possibility leavesunsolved the whole problem of working out ceasefire terms acceptable to both sides Chairman ConnaUy DTexas of the senate foreign relations committee said he was highly gratified at red acceptance of the peace talk proposalSenator Wiley RWis called for caution say ing the Russians may want the pressure off in Korea for a build up to hit in Indochina Burmaor somewhere else Senator Mundt RS Dak also urged caution speaking of possible trojan horse tactics by the Russian bear But Mundt said this country should pursue all reasonable steps to find out if the reds are sincere Qualified informants said terms which the United States vould Ilike to see negotiated has been sent to Ridgway at Tokyo Satur day They were described as ten tative pending full consultation with other nations with troops in Korea Buffet Zone They are reported to provide principally for a 20mile wide buf fer zone between the hostile forces along the present battle line which cuts across the 38th parallel in the west If the armistice calls lor troops to stand in area they will have better defensive posi