Mason City Globe Gazette, July 18, 1951

Mason City Globe Gazette

July 18, 1951

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Doily Newspaper felted lor to CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION ALL NORTH I 0 W A N N 11 I 0 R H I NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES VOL LV1I PrtM and UalUd LWM Fire Burns Elevator at SweoCity 15000 Bushels of Grain Gone Quaker Oats grain elevator which contained 15000 bushels of corn cats and beans was burned out Tuesday night by fire Gene Cole district supervisor of the Quaker Oats company said Wednesday no estimate of the damage could be made until ii could be determined how much of the grain had burned or was watersoaked He said the roof of the elevator would have to be re built but that the walls received little damage The fire broke out at p m and firemen from Swea City Estherville v Bancroft Buffalo Center Lakota and Armstrong brought it under control about 3 hours later cause of the blaze has not been determined Seven railroad gasoline tank cars which were on a siding near the elevator were pushed out of danger of the fire by a bulldozer being used by a rpacf construction company Swea Citys water supply comes Ironi two wells one of which was put back into operation Tuesday after being shut off for repairs Spain US Reach Accord on Bases Madrid Spain and the United States have reached agreement in principle on the use of Spanish bases by American naval and air forces Authoritative sources reporting this Wednesday said the agree ment was reached Tuesday after noon during a 4 hour talk between Generalissimo Francisco Franco Adm Forrest P Sherman Americanchief of naval opera tions i Technical details of theaccord these sources said will be1 worked out by an American mission com posed of representatives of the 3 armed services and the state deT partment whichis scheduled to come to Madrid later this month Expect Attlee to Visit Again L on do n SP Wellinformed iW e d n e s d ay Prime may make another trip to Washing ton late next month for talks with P r e s i d en t Truman and other American leaders Attlee is expected to go over the whole range of BritishAmer ican relations and world issues with American leaders Britains worsening financial sit uation is likely to figure in any toplevel discussion of Anglc Anierican affairs the sources sfiid Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Gaitskell the nations eco nomic czar probably will Washington around the same time Gaitskell is due to represent Britain at the September meeting Of the international monetary fund and world bank By JOHN M HIGHTOWEB WMhinfton dip lomats look for Russia to put forth a major diplomatic proposal in the next few weeks to promote its current peace offensive and raise new hopes for easing east AP Wlrephoto PRESIDENT SEES FLOOD DAMAGE FIRST Truman right looks out a window of his plane some place pver Kansas Tuesday as he made a special flight from Washington to inspect flood damage in the middle west first hand At the left is Maj Gen A Pick Charles Wilson director of the office of defense peers out thewindow from the back speculation here is a proposal for a big power meeting including red China to settle far eastern ques tions This would logically follow any firm agreement to end the fighting in Korea Froparinda In a statement on a new English language magazine which has just Mississippi Mounts Steadily at St Louis St Louis Louis nesday felt the first effects of the torrents thathave devastated vast areas in Kansas Missouri and Ok lahoma but officials here hoped the city would escape the wide spread destruction that hit else where as the flood surged down the mighty Missouri to its confluence with the Mississippi above St Louis 20 blocks of Jef ferson City the states capital were under water andKansas City still faced major explosion and fire hazards from floating oil and 40 feet second gasoline in two major industrial districts Leakage from a20000 barrel tank of gasoline in the Armour dale district of Kansas City Kans and two leaks in the Great Lakes pipeline in the Fairfax district re leased fumes and fuel that a single spark could igniteinto an inferno Fear Bir Fire Should this occur the fire that mrned 7 blocks in Kansas City since Friday noon might seem like a small bonfire officials feared 120houfold fire appeared to be down to its last embers Wed nesday and no longer a threat to he city The flood already the costliest n the nations history has moved nto lowlands in St Louis and wought closing of numerous grain elevators factories warehouses and other industrial installations near the Mississippi river Maj Gen Lewis A Pick chief of the armyengineers estimated several days ago that the disaster already had caused damage to jhvsical property totaling more than President Truman made a fly ng inspection of the flood areai Tuesday and steps toward federal aid for rehabilitation have started Twenty blocks inthe southwest section of Jefferson City were in undated by backwater from Weirs creek which flows into the Mis souri The city properis on high bluffs and in little danger from the Missouri now 5 to 6 miles wide at this point Red Cross Prepares Although St Louis officials saic there appeared to be no danger to St Louis they met with Red Cross leaders to prepare emer gency flood plans in case the river gets above the predicted stage o highest level in 100 years The river reached 3SS fee Wednesday and in 1947 reached a crest of 403 feet The Union Electric company power generating plant in operation but its supply is under 3 ieet of water Seventeen passenger trains in and out of St Louis were can celled Tuesday because of high water Four hundred residents of West Alton Mo and vicinity ignored warnings to evacuate their low lying homes as army engineers coast guardsmen and other work ers abandoned efforts to strength en dikes to the point where they could hold back the torrents Plan Speedup of Rotation Washington army an nounced Wednesday it is speeding up the return of servicemen from Korea under the Dotation plan The announcement said the ro tation rate should reach 30000 this month and be maintained at that level for the next 3 months A total of 32000 men have been returned through July 10 J C DAVENPORT JCDavenport Funeral Friday Clear Lake Reporter Founder Dies at 81 Clear services will be held Friday Jesse Cooper founder of the Clear Lake Re porter and its owner for half a century Mr Davenport died Tuesday in a Mason City hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks Mr Davenport founded the Clear Lake Reporter April 17 1896 He sold it and retired in 1945 He lad served as city clerk water commissioner and postmaster of Clear Lake before his retirement He was a charter member of he Rotary club served it as pres dent and secretary and last De cember was presented a 30year attendance pin He was a mem er of the Methodist church serv ng as secretary of the official board for 40 years without ab sence and as superintendent of he Sunday school 15 years He was a member of Verity odge No 250 A F and A M and of Park chapter No 35 O E S of the Chamber of Commerce and lawkeye Press club Iowa Press Association and National Editori al association He is survjrsd by his wife to whom married June 21 1898 a son jDavid Davenport Ce dar Rapids and two daughters Mrs Roy V Holt Clear Lake and MrsjAlvab Bulkley Bath N Y Funeral serviceswill be held at p m Friday atthe Methodist church Burial will be in Clear Lake cemetery Claire Heffron Paroled by State Des Moincs The state board of parole reported Wednes day it has paroled Claire Heffron 20 who has been serving a 10 year sentence in the Anamosa re formatory for breaking and enter ing in Floyd county With time off for good behavior Heffrons term still has nearly 3 years to run AP Wtrcphoto CATTLE REMOVED FROM STOCKYARDS As the flooding Kansas river receded from Ihe stockyard district of Kansas City Mo Wednesday cattlemen rode horseback Into the section and drove 6ut steers that had been trapped in elevated pens The ani mals were without food for several days while flood water raged beneath their pens SAME vBlack truffle dcatti la lut li hovinj Allies Reds Agree on 2 Points of CeaseFire Diplomats Expect a Russian Lullaby to Promote Peace west tensions One possibility foreseen in been published in Moscow the state department asserted Tuesday night soviet propaganda efforts are designed to lull free nations to sleep This governments experts in soviet maneuvering say the Krem lin now apparently intends to try to gain by demonstrations of friendliness a slowdown or dis ruption of efforts by the free na tions to strengthen their power One obvious specific objective for such Kremlin be to delay or discredit thesigning of a Japanese peace treaty which is S for San September proposed by the U Francisco in early Reasonable for Packers Voted By BARNEY LIVINGSTONE Washington house voted Wednesday to forbid price controls on meat which do not allow packers and processors a reasonable profit The vote was 160 to 144 on an unrecorded teller count The house action subject to another vote later when a final rollcall is taken upset the administration forces that Tuesday won a battle in the fight to save the beef price rollback Assailed by administration democrats as the middlemans amendment and the anticonsumer amend amendment pro vides that Np ceiling shall be set on products from processing of cat He and calves lambs sheep and hogs which does notallow for a reasonable profit to each segment of industry as a Treaty completion is one of the oundations of American policy for up defensive power in the western Pacific Exploitation Another objective would be to xy to weaken the anticommunist alliance in the European area The Russiansmay hope to accomplish iiis by 1 exploiting differences in American and British far east ern policies and 2 Tninimiiing ear of communistconquest in Surope and exploiting Trench lis aste for German rearmament The issuance of the new Russian magazine News is only one in cident which diplomats here take nto account in estimating what he Russians are up to Another is that Russia took the lead in sug esting Korean armistice negotia tions Actually the Russians have al ways followed since the end of World war two parallel policy and propaganda lines They have alternately emphasized A their belief in peaceful coexistence of communistand noncommunist countries or B have pressed what U S officials consider to be heir real longrange aim of spreading communism over the world Miss Korea I95J a Troublesome Cow Tokyo Korea 1951 is the only female with the 5th cavalry Tegimeht in Korea She has caused no end of x communica tions snarls Things gofso bad that Pfc Nor man Bates Weber City Utah line man wrote the mess sergeant When are we having steakMiss Koreas available Miss to top of a dinner of grass with a yards of telephone wire few UEAVE FOK SWITZERLAND Cotno Italy ing King Farouk and his 19car convoy of court followers have most solid with some help from southern democrats Democratic House Leader Mc Cormack denounced the proposal as a middlemans profit not in the interest of the farmer or the consumer Tuesday the administration left Italy for the city of Lugano Swiss resort About The Weather Mason City Clear Wednesday night with low 59 Increasing cloudiness Thursday with thun dershbwers by lateafternoon or Thursday 86 owa Clearing and diminishing winds Wednesday night Low Thursday scattered temperature 5863 Partly cloudy with thundershowers developing by late afternoon Continuing into Thursday night High Thursday 7585 Further outlook Scatter ed thundershowers continuing Thursday and probably Friday Slightly warmer by Friday Sat tirday partly cloudy and turning cooler Minnesota Fair cooler eastcen tral and extreme southeast Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy followed by show ers Low Wednesday night 45 group on each tvpe of animal SbUd GO P Backing The amendment was offeredby Rep High 50 north 5458 south Thursday 7479 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 82 Minimum 66 At 8 a m 73 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 52 forces had salvaged the 10 per cent beef price rollback with re publican help Still due lor a a proposal to curb the labor disputes powers of the wage stabilization board and to revise it so as to place the public members in the majority over la bor and industry Most Bunions oppose the idea Administration leaders were frankly uncertain of the outcome of the wage board amendment At best they predicted a dose vote either way With the bitter price control fight out of the way leadersput on the heat to wind up debate by Thursday and send the measure o conference with the senate which passed a different bill Boor Open The vote to keep the beef roll back left the door open to similar rollbacks of some other agricul tural prices and would place no restrictions on the governments power to turn industrial prices back It was a lastminute win for ad ministration democrats and big city republicans over farm state members and those republicans arid southern democrats who want to kill rollbacks altogether The unrecorded vote was 207 to 123 It is subject to a later roll call as are all house actions pii the bill taken so far Tate Claims Patrol Still Underpaid pne sponsors of which was a key factoriri winning higher salaries for Iowas highway patrol says patrolmenstill are no1 beingpaid enough andthe patrol will be short offunds this year The man who helped get the pay increases is W H TateTCerro Gordocounty repre sentative The increases are still not Tate said Wed patrolmen are being paid only S230 a month with the bcrease and the fop salary after 10 years of service is only SSSOO Tate pointed out that the higher salaries were made possible by increasing drivers license fees from to Only Thismeans thatthestate win receive in additional reve nue from licenses Tate explained However he said only of this amount was ap propriated to the highway patrol Tate predicted that the patrol will be forcedto ask the interim budget and finance committee for additionalfunds with which to operate during the year The bill which increased patrolmens sal aries was intended to do 4 things Tate said They were 1 To give the patrol extra funds to buy cars and uniforms for new patrolmen 2 To allow the patrol extra per man for operation of patrol cars repairs and to buy 3 to pay the states share of the Stalemate on Position of UN Force Other Progress Is Reported By ROBERT EUNSON Seoul Korea and red envoys agreed Wednesday on wo points of the ceasefire agen da f but a dispute over at least one major point is blcddng the start of actual Korean war armis ticenegotiations The United Nationsannounced iiis Wednesday night after nego tiators returned from their longest session this week It was the first report of agreement on any part of the agenda Vice Adm C TurnerJoyhead of the UN ceasefire teamaccept ed communist agenda itemsat the close ofWed nesdays conference the mentsaidl t vt 7 When he entire communist delegation seemed to show gratification perhaps mixed with a certain element of relief said Brig Gen William Nuckols of the U S air force Nuckols at ended the session in Kaesong Appreciated And when Admiral Joy present ed the allied view on the major unresolved question Nuckols said ihe two Chinese members of the communist delegation nodded and appeared to appreciate viewpoint X Neither Nuckols nor Cthe formal tieadquarters t unnounoement dis closed the points agretdsupoii the 6th at did they say major stumbling Mock fo reaching acceptable But General Matthew O3 way supreme allied commander described it as essential to the of tiie cease fire confer ence The UN communique said rAt least one major issue re mained unsolved when the con ference recessed ior the day ii essential to jthejsuccessful com pletion of first phase of the negotiation retirement benefit for patrolman 4 Grant each patrolman a 25 amonth wage increase Could Have Handled According to Tate all4 of these items could have been handled had the lull been appro priated by the legislature The representative also said some CHINESE DIES Taipth Formosa Wan Fulin who in his heyday was one of the big 3 war lords of Man churia died in obscurity Monday at Taichung Formosa He was 71 have been left over for the states general funo Tate also believes that the sal aries of patrol sergeants arid lieu tenants are the new pay scale sergeants receive S3540 a year and lieutenants 780 When the highway patrol is at full strength 162 men are em ployed Tate said he thinks the patrol currently is about 15 men under strength He attributed this to low pay and the fact that some patrolmen have been called back into the armed forces Observers speculated that the key question was whether to dis cuss withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea The communists want this on the agehdaMThe UN negotiators do not They are still trying to agree on the scope of actual ceasefire talks a v In order to hasten the confer ences to their ultimate goal the UN announcement said the UN senior delegate Admiral Joy ac cepted to points by the communists on the phraseology of agenda items after placing on the record the UN understanding of their basic f Some additional progress was made at Wednesdays sessions which lasted two hours and 50 minutes the army said The 7th days meeting wax scheduled for 11 a m Thursday 7 p m CST Wednesday Todays meeting rather xmderously as had the previous nestingsdue to language difficul Sj the army said Two Translations Since 3 languages Chinese Vorth Korean and are used in the conferences it was necessary for each statement from either side to be translated two times Twice during Wednesdays alks recesses were requested The irst a two hour recess was asked by the North KoreanChinese del egation at in order to study n detail a revised agenda which was presented by AdmiralJoy at From One Red Prisoners Wife fo Another MrsOatis turns Down Mrs Vogelers Advice St Paul wife of As sociated Press Corrsepondent Wil iam Oatis said Wednesday that she had received an extremely vind letter from Mrs Lucille Vogeler but already had chosen icr own course Mrs Laurabelle Oatis said that she had written Mrs Vogeler shortly after her husband had een arrested for alleged espionage n Czechoslovakia Mrs Vogelers lusband had been similarly treated in Hungary Six or seven weeks afterward in June she said Mrs Vogeler sent me an extremely kind sym atehtic letter But by that time had chosen my own di rect opposition to hers Mrs Vogeler said in Denver Tuesday night that she had de manded action repeatedly and had disregarded state department ad vice to avoid publicity Her hus band Robert an executive of the International Telephone and Tele graph company was released re cently by the Hungarian govern ment I am being constantly reminded of the similarity of the cases Mrs Oatis said but I am going to do what I think my husband would want I have complete faith in him and I believe that the proper authorities are doing everything possible in his case She indicated that she planned to let the state department con tinue to seek her husbands re lease Mrs Vogeler recounted how she repeatedly demanded action and deliberately publicized every de velopment of her campaign to gain the freedom of her husband Rob ert despite early state department advice to keep quiet Reviewing her experience Mrs Vogeler said at first the state department advised me to keep quiet I did for 7 weeks Then I cabled President Truman and re ceived a nice long letter to return but no action J outlined plans for stopping with the iron curtain There is more trade now than before It makes me angry Finally I went from Vienna to London I called up the embassy and tcld them who I was and that I wanted to speak with Dean Acheson who was then in London 1 saw him the following day He was pleasant and charming and made promises about my hus bands freedom He urged me to remain quiet for a time I was quiet for another 3 or 4 months Then I began again to demand action and get publicity until I couldnt be ignored Mr Acheson reads the papers too ;

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