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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper fee HOB MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI HIWSPAfll THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI1 AnacUttd and United Prca FulJ Five Ccnte Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 12 1951 Paper o Two Offer Soft Peace Pact to Japanese May Make Peace Without Moscow By EDWARD E BOMAR Washington United states and Britain as cosponsors formally unveiled Thursday a peace of reconciliation with Japan they expect to be signed by some 50 nations Ambassador John Foster Dulles in charge of negotiations for the U S said it was still hoped So viet Russia would join in the set tlement But he gave notice the other nations otherwise will make peace without Moscow May Rearm The treaty which Dulles termed unique in history is due to be iigned at San Francisco the week of Sept 3 It strips Japan of its preWorld war II overseas hold ings but permits the Japanese to rearm and in other major respects restores the former defeated em pire to the status of a sovereign equal in the free world The signing is to be foUowed by a U SJapanese pact permits ting the TJ S to retain troops and military bases in and near Japan pending the future creation of a system of collective security for the Pacific A 3way security pact among the U S Australia and New Zealand and a separate commercial treaty between this country and Japan are parts of the general settlement The revised draft is the product Of more than a years negotiation with the other principal Pacific al Peace Bid Broken Off Next Move Up to Reds AP Wirephoto LOSING employes make a vain attempt to protect tne lobby entrance from flood waters of the Kansas river at Manhattan as the torrential rains of the past several days swelled into a raging flood inundating many blocks of the downtown area and acres of farm land outside of town jt Flood Crumbles Levees lies in which Dulles took the lead as the U S representative He predicted it will be generally ac ceptable to the 50odd nations at war with Japan No one will be 100 per centsat isfied but almost everyone should be about 95 per cent satisfied he said in a statement A Combination Dulles listed as unique the di rect negotiations by which the terms were worked out without a general peace conference the res toration of a free Japan without any attempt to impose permanent restrictions and the principle of collective security under the UN By this arrangement he said there will toe a combination of U S and perhaps others so that it would be materially impossible for Japan to wage a war of revenge Dulles republican adviser to Secretary of State Acheson termed the widespread agreement on terms striking evidence of unity among the U S Britain and France When the treaty comes into Kansans Scramble for Higher Ground ByPATCARR Topeka Kans A great flood swept through cities and farmlands of eaAern Kansas Thursday battered through two levees protecting evacuated North Topeka and split the city in two At least 10 persons were dead and an estimated 50000 homeless throughout the stricken areas Damage from the flood the worst in the states history was expected to total millions of dollars Business and industry suf fered Every railroad and high way throughout the area was cu off by water The Kansas river in its highes flood here since 1844 crumbled two dikes early Thursday as sirens screamed a warning that sent 1000 dike work ers fleeing to safety force perhaps early next year American occupation payments to Japan of to 000 year will cease Dulles told reporters it depends largely on Korean developments whetherthe U S then will be called upon to add Japan to the list of nations re ceiving American aid Japan now 14 Feet Deep Downtown fThe water poured into the city and swept away one bride and poured over the main bridge con necting North Topeka to Topeka proper Virtually all 10000 resi dents of North Topeka had fled sefore the levees gave way The water was 14 feet above the tops of street lights At midmorning Topeka was a city of halves spirt by the flood when the main bridge went under water at its north anchorage To peka industry and business were hit hard All trucks were pressed into emergency flood relief work Big industrial plants went on an emergency basis Record b r e a fc ing overflow poured through Ottawa Empori is prospering from war from the Korean fighting orders floods in the states history Al most every railroad and everv transcontinental highway throug the state was cut off by water U S engineers said the sum mer floods in the Kansas river basin had caused more 000000 damage to homes crop and other property This flooding alone they said woul cause more damage t bring the total to And that estimate did not in elude millions upon millionsrhor damage along theMissouri river and its other tributaries in Mis souri and Kansas Sqy Federal Man Aided Al Loveldnd Inquest Finds Trainmen Not to Be Blamed coroners inquest Thursday afternoon into the death of 4 persons in a railroad crossing accident here Wednesday morning held the trainmen blameless in any way However the jury stated it feels that the railroad company has been negligent in not providing adequate warning signals for an exceptionally dangerous crossing and in spotting and parking a work truck further obstructing the vi sion The jury further recommended that the company take immediate steps to erect a flasher or a gate to control traffic Funeral services for the accident Victims Mr and Mrs Ove I Jac obson and their children Edwin and Eileen will be held at 2 p m Saturday at the First Lutheran church at Northwood with the Rev Alf Jorgenson pastor assisted bj the Rev Thor Sigmond of Ken sett officiating Burial will be in Elk Creek cemetery west of Ken sett Grove Cottomvood Falls Que nemo Lawrence Abilene Salin Manhattan Junction City an other cities Rains continued unabatea Northern Kansas from Goodlan in the west to the waterlogge northeast had from one to inches Wednesday night Man hattan has been drenched by al most 35 inches of rain in 72 days No Accurate Count There was no accurate coun of the number of homeless in th scores of communities ravaged bj floods along the Kansas and other tributaries of the big Missouri Gov Edward F Arn said tha even if he had a count of thi homeless he would have to revisi it upward every hour Thousands are being driven from their homes hourly as thi rivers continue to rise he said In Shawnee county 15000 were homeless Probably two score cities and communities were inundated in whole or part Every farm home in the Cotton POLIO SUSPECTED Sioux City 4 children Of Mr and Mrs Donald McEhvain Onawa were under treatment here Thursday for illnesses suspected to be polio ek IMtf MMM traffic death In last M hours wood valley between Florence and Emporia was inundated The water rose to thecross arms of telephone poles as high water records were set in the Kansas Marias Des Cygnes Cottonwood and Neosho valleys Emporia Braced Emporia braced for a double jolt Both the Cottonwood and Neosho in record flooding were to crest there Thursday night The junction already was 3 miles wide Manhattan in its worst flooding could find no relief in sight More than 3 inches of rain fell Wednes day night AtJunction City up stream 453 inches of rain fell A strong current cut across Manhattan More than 1000 citi zens fled to the Kansas State col ege campus on high ground at the west edge of the city Worst In History Most of the families that fled the homes left everything they owned behindOnly a few sal vaged more than needed toilet ar iclcs and a change of clothing Police and gcuardsmen patrolled n boats to prevent looting Virtually nil of Kansas lay stricken Thursday by the worst Washington The civil service commission Thursday charged Alvin J Cook of Farn lowa state director of the federal crop insurance corpor ation with prohibitive political activity in the 1950 Iowa sena torial campaign Alfred Klein the commissions chief lawenforcement officer told a reporter the charges are contained in a letter mailed to Cook Thursday Tavored Klein said Cook is charged with iaving spoken in a manner fav oring Al Loveland democratic nominee who ran against Senator Sourke B Hickenlooper repub ican Loveland formerly was assist ant secretary of agriculture He to make the race agains Jickenlopper who was reelected Cook is charged with making lis comments favoring Lovelant at 3 meetings held for the an nounced purpose of discussing the ederal crop insurance program in owa at Cedar Rapids Oct 16 950 at Osage Oct 17 and Brook lyn Oct 19 Klein said Cooks remarks were Truman Asks Pay Hike for Civil Aides Washington man asked congress Thursday to vote a 7 per cent across the board pay increase for the gov ernments postal and civil service workers Mr Truman said the present emergency demands prompt and adequate adjustment of federal compensation levels as a practical matter so that the government maycontinue to attract and res tain skilled employes of the highi est competence The president made nis request in identical letters to Senator Olin D Johnston DS Car and Hep Murray chairmen of the postoffice and civil service Chance for Truce Now Not Bright By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington Communis propaganda treatment of the Kae song truce talks was described b top officials Thursday as evidenc that fhe outlook for peace in Ko rea is far from bright They held this view even befor a new incident led to at least tern porary breaking off of ceasefir talks The caution with which official Washington approached the open ing of the negotiations earlier th week has been deepened by th red use of publicity as a weapo at the bargaining table Pessimism Justified One informed source who ma not be named told a reporter th present situation gives no caus for optimism In fact he said if any emotion is justified as to th eventual outcome it is pessimism Washington authorities empha sized that nothing has been agree on so far except some procedures for future meetings thatthe com munists are already filing their negotiating position by publi statements and that meanwhil the military buildup hi the fielc continues State department authorities iave been most deeply disturbec by the Pyongyang and Peiping ra dio broadcasts of a 3ppint de mand for a ceasefire agreemen which the red negotiators assert edly introduced at Kaesong No Withdrawal The terms thus presented ca committees of the senate and buffer zone on the 38th par alleX reestablishment of the con dffions existing just before th war started the division of Ko house Mr Truman said that in general pay scales in the higher ranks of federal employment are tod withdrawal of all for in relation to the lower troops These specific points are all the ct of negotiation or will have negotiated It has been un He added Turge most strongly that any increase enacted be on an across w 1 38ari the board percentage basis the United Nations thanon a uniform dollar orsudind Buffer zone 11 scale basis so that ately lower adjustments for the v middle and upper grades may beRePfraJleL Furthermorethere is no intention to withdraw all for eign troops and leave South Ko rea open to another attempt at significance ofthe red statement is not so much in the specific issues as inthe general implication that the redsare try ing by publicity to bring into the negotiations pressures which may in the end wreck the talks There appears to have been some difference of opinion in the government here over what to do about the communist propaganda World Knows RAMMED BY TRUCK Bridgeport N J Four members of a Rhode Island family wo of them small children burned to death Wednesday night in their car which had been rammed by a truck and set aflame by explo sion of gasoline tank All About rnn Mooui The Weather tuoa City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night 58 high Friday such as to solicit votes and sup iort for Loveland Federal em iloyes are prohibited by law from aking an active part in political ontests Cook has 15 days in which to re ly to the charges and present anj vidence he has or to ask for hearing Whether there is earing or not the commission vill consider the case and make a ecision as to whether Cook is guilty or innocent Klein said if Cook is found guil y the commissions penalty could ange from a 90day suspension ithout pay to dismissal Goodwin Complained Robert M Goodwin Iowa state epublican party chairman had omplained last October of alleged olitical activity by federal em loyes in Lovelands behalf A senate elections subcommittee eaded by Senator Gillette D sent investigations to Iowa illette announced later his sub ommittee did not contemplate king any further action in the senator turned the file over QIC commission to determine hether it should act 74 owa Generally clear Thursday night and Friday except some cloudiness southwest Thursday night Warmer Friday Lows Thursday night 5157 northwest and north central 58 to 62 else where Highs Friday 7479 Further outlook Temperatures continuing well below normal Saturday and Sunday with little or no precipitation Minnesota Fair Thursday night not quite so cool in extreme north Friday partly cloudy scattered light showers north central and northeast portionj cooler north Low Thursday night 5055 High Friday 6570 in extreme northwest to around 80 in south portion GlobeGazette weather dataup to 8 a m Thursday Admiral Cancels Talk When Convoy Halted By JIM BECKER Munsan Korea United Nations broke off cease fire negotiations Thursday over the question of press rep resentation at Kaesong after red guards challenged part of a UN convoy The allied command put the next move up to the communists Up to 10 p m Thursday night 6 a m a U S 8th army communique said the reds had not replied to an allied ultimatum that UN North Korean YICE ADM C TURNER JOY Ultimatum Pageant to Highlight Lake Salute Clear to a Cen ury a pageant of events in the 100 years since white settlers first arrived at Clear Lake July 14 851iwill highlight the Centennial elebration to be staged here Sat urday and Sunday Written directed and produced entirely by Clear Lake people the ageant includes 23 episodes of important events and requires a cast of about 300 persons includ ing30 Indians irom the reserva tion at Tama By floats music and the spoken word the pageant ells the story of Clear Lake from iresettler days to the present 3ie arrival of white familiesthe ndian troubles several first vents scenes of a social or patri tic nature the presence of nu merous notables and the ups and owns of a century of progress areall revealed Bleachers have been built to seat Draws a Line for Newsmen Writers Stopped by Armed Chinese By FRANK BARTHOLOMEW A Communist Command Post Below Korea junior North Korean officerdrew a line with a Dayonet across a muddy Korean road Thursday and warned 20 allied correspond entsnot to cross it Nine miles to the north lay Kaesong city of theceasefire talks South of the bayonet line were17 United Nations vehicles carrying correspondents commu nications and service personnel And directly beside peace convoys pass unchal lenged V There was no indication when talks would be resumed Sessions scheduled for Thurs day were cancelled after nist guards refused to let atruck load of 20 newspapermen pass a check point with a UN convoy Vice Adm CTurner Joy chief UN delegate said there would be no more ceasefire talk until reds agreed that my convoy bearing the personnel of my choosing including such press representation as I consider necessary willbe cleared to the conference site Torn Back Joy ordered the entire 17ve hide convoy to turn back from the red check point where the newsmen were The UN commander Gen Mat thew B Hidgway said if was all Or nothing The 5 allied armistice negotia tors did not leave Munsan Thurs tacled North Korean officer were 0000 persons at Lions field Many Revues Through cooperation with the ailroads and several manufactur ers a collection ofold farm ma linery1ancient vehicles and other tiques andrelics has been ob ained for display around City ark Store windows have been ecorated with old household ems articles of clothing and welry handed down through the ears Other features are the Indian llage showing the primitive life the Sac and Fox tribes the In 15 Chinese troops with sidi As the tenser oyI the minute a truck from Kaesong rumbled in with Chinese troop tunecarry ing rifles 1 Refuses to Obey The Korean officer refused to let the convoy through until the 20 to for the truce talks with UN per removed Convoy Commander Capt Henry JffcCallister of Hamburg N Y refused to bow to commu nist orders He gave the reds half an hour to get new orders When theywere not forthcoming sailboat and bait casting regatta a fly demonstration One view is that this propaganIP oait casting demonstration da line is not of primary importP3110011 ascension with parachute f AAW 1i Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 67 58 62 15 84 69 ance that if peace comes to Ko rea the world generally will know why and if it does not come the world will place the blame where it belongs Another view is that the reds may convince some of the poorly informed peoples of the world that they have won a military vic tory in Korea and that the UN forces have been compelled to back down It is understood a decisionhas been made to ridicule the red claim of a virtual communist vic tory in Korea but otherwise not topay too much attention and to depend on the final true if they are actually to prove the nature of the settle ment jump band concert with guest conductors and Indian ceremonial dances Time Capsule Readied A time capsule to be opened July 14 2051 will be set in City park Saturday It will contain copies of current newspapers di rectories letters and pictures Sat urday night at the Surf ballroom a defense bond will be awarded to the man wearing the best beard grown since June 14 and the couple wearing the most appro priate costume for the occasion All entertainment features are free ELDORA MAN KILLED Manhalltown James Richard Stonebraker 26 of El dora was killed Thursday morn ing in a cartruck collision 10 miles north of here PAGE 2 AMBORSKI DISCHARGED Chicago Ambor ski the soldier who was smug gled from an army camp by his J parents has been discharged ic ordered the entire convoy back to its advance UN base 11 miles to the south Twice the North Korean junior officer wearing yellow shoulder boards drew his bayonet across the roadEach time he grew more nervous It was apparent he was not acting independently A pock marked oneeyed Chinese officer ran the show first indirectly from the background and later by sayintr Tokyo comaranlct radio in Peiping aaid early Thursday Korean arauttfee talka were beeacae the Americans have arbitrarily In 21 newsmen in addition to the rcfvlv It questioned Aaaerloui cerlty It did not mention that armed red turned back the PTCM party 7 The broadcast heard in Tokyo by the Japanese Kyodo Newi agencr quoted a Chineae oar respondent the red New China NeW agency He was portrayed aa having gotten by interviewing red ceatcfin delegates in Pyongyang the Ko rean red capital Without dlrecttr aarinr the reds thus implied that they had no correspondeula at Kae song the scene at the talks Red delegates were quoted aa Push Yank Air Bases in Africa Washington Gen Hovt Vandenberg just from an inspection trip said Wednesday construction of United States air bases in North Africa is being pushed at amazing speed Describing the rapidity of the work of military engineers and civilian contractors Vandenberg told a news conference ifs a joy to behold the American push in doing these things standing alongside the Korean officer and relaying orders Shabby Uniform The Chinese officer his left eye completely closedwore a shabby infintry uniform He had no identifying insignia The North Korean drew his bay onetline first when some news men moved behind him He ord ered all UN personnel tostand back behind the line Then he told all but the UN liaison officers to return to their vehicles The correspondents stepped be hind the line but declined to re turn to their truck One photogaway waitinr lor ow for reply on the correspond ent question the UN representa tives have arbitrarily sent in 10 newsmen in addition to the reg ular delegation We objected to the pretence of not the regular delegation Therefore we can only conclude that it b doubt ful whether the Americans have sincerity in the peace talks day for their scheduled sessions in redoccupied Kaesong 12 mflei Kitts Nabbed in Escape Attempt Lincoln Nebr UR Kenneth Citts the dapper Omahan who is starting a 12year sentence on an habitual criminal conviction is under strict surveillance at the state penitentiary here after unrds nabbed him in an attempt o escape with a saw blade Warden Herbert Hann said Thursday that Kitts was found in he attic of his cellblock last Fri day night trying to tunnel a hole n the wall with the saw blade We have been expecting him o try to make a break Hann aid but we hardly expected it his soon We thought he vould wait until he had a well vorkedout plan Hann said he believes several other inmates were aiding Kitts in the attempt and that prison of ficials still are investigating He said it is not known how Kitts came to possess the saw blade Had Kitts succeeded in tunnel ing out of the building he still would have had plenty of diffi culty in completing his escape Hann said The Omahan still would have had to cross the prison yard to get over or through the wall in some manner Hann said Kitts had managed to escape from his cell at least two nights to work on his tunnel in the attic Noise of his digging reached the ears of an offduty guard Thursday night Hann said but an investigation then revealed nothing rapher heard a baby crying in one of 4 thatched huts on rthe left side of the road and hurried over to take a picture through the win dow The oneeyed officer rushed over at the head ofthe 15 Chi nese infantrymen There was an ugly moment Just then the truck bringing additional Chinese troops with rifles roared in and the troops tiopped out The correspondents wasted no time in returning to their truck Children Object to Dads Wedding at B9 Old West usually the parents who object to the chil drens wedding but in this case two daughters of the prospective bridegroom George A Steggall 85 were the objectors Steggall and Ida Nichols 60 both of Oelwein were honey The second night when the noise mooning Thursday Earlier this was heard again Hann said the guards caught Kitts at work Kitts who made life miserable for Iowa and Nebraska authorities for the past several years in his efforts to stave off the habitual criminal sentence and others fi nally was committed last spring after an escape from the Cedar Rapids jail and recapture in an Omaha motel by FBI agents sev eral weeks later The FBI entered the case after issuing warrants charging Kitts with burglary of the Laurens State bank His Mason City trial and conviction followed week they came to the clerk of the district court Herbert D Klammer at West Union to get a marriage license They then went to the office of George D Smith justice of the peace and were about to exchange vows when the daughters appeared and voiced strong objections The couple then left the jus tices office in city hall and left for Fairbank There they con tacted the Rev B V Buttler and Mr and Mrs Leslie D Steggall Oelwein and all went to Oran where the ceremony finally was performed They wont return Joy an nounced until the reds permit the UN party as selected by UN representatives to proceed intact Joy so informed North Korean Gen Nam D head of the com munist ceasefire delegation in a strongly worded dispatch sent to Kaesong by helicopter General Ridgway informed the communists Wednesday that the presence of a selected number of newsmen at a conferenceqf such major importance is considered an inherent right by members of the United Nations v At that time he said flatly they would be an integral part of the UN command delegation to any and all future sessions beginning 12 July Not Yet Thursday morning the commu nists replied that they would like to have press representatives put not yet The convoy includ ing newsmen already was on its way When armed red guards insisted politely but firmly on cutting the newsmen out of the convoy all vehicles were ordered and teUcs were broken off The general impression here was that the break was tempo rary The opinion among many mili tary men and some correspond ents was that the whole situation was the result of a communist misunderstanding although dele gates have been arguing over representation since started Tuesday May There was a feeling that talks might be resumed later Jn week Admiral Joys message to Gen eral Nam made it clear the UN It ready to go on with the   

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