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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited lor MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSFAMft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVD Associated United Frew Full Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATUEDAY AUGUST 4 1M1 Paper ConsKU Ol Two OM ONE IS MISS of these 12 beauties will be crowned Stiss Iowa by Gov William S Beardsley Satur day evening at Clear Lake Choosingthe states entrant in the Atlantic City Miss America contest is a new feature of this years Governors Days celebration The girls are from left to right front row Del ores McCumber Coun cil Bluffs Nancy Jane Norman Shenandoah Gloria Bra ley Des Homes and Virginia Benner Ventura second row Elaine Kolass Decorah Marvella Huisman Orange City Barbara McWhorter Algona and Delores Reed Garner back row Jane Holt Fort Dodge Janet Peterson Osage Herma Joan Twedt Ames Donna Hall Mason City US Troop Rotation Extended Tokyo armys policy of rotating its personnel in Korea back to the United States will be extended Sept 1 to include all soldiers in the far east command Brig Gen Bryan L Milburn as sistant chief of staff announced Saturday Soldiers In Korea have been for rotation after serving a minimum of 6 months in close combat Milburn said enlisted personnel in Korea who met minimum re quirements before June 1 will be returned home if possible prior to Sept 1 Officers in this latter group he added will be rotated as soon as possible but not neces sarily before the expanded pro gram becomes effective The announcement did not specify what minimum service would be required but said rota tion would depend on the num ber of replacements available In computing time served in the far east combat soldiers will get credit for 4 months for each month actually served In other words he will qualify for rotation twice as fast as a soldier in a noncombat area of Korea who will get credit for two months for each one served In Japan unmarried or mar ried soldiers with their families will get credit for time actually served Married men whose families have not been with them subsequent to July 1 1950 will get credit for a month and a hall Within the far east command soldiers can request transfer to another unit aftertwo years In the case of a combat soldier this would mean he could apply for duty in Japan after 6 months Ridgway Breaks Off Truce Negotiations Red Troops izes CHOW LINE chow line formed in a hurry at the stag party of the Association for the preservation of Clear Lake Friday evening at Ventura Ted Wolfram Jr at whose home the party was held is welcoming Lt r GloteesGazette photos by SorJjen Gov W H Nicholas The othertwo heading the line are U S SenB6urke B Hickenlooper Ewald Trost Fort Dodge chairman of the state conservation conimis sion About 265 were served Senator Demands Probe of Academy Asks Congress Lookin at Grid OverEmphasis By EDWIN HAAKINSON Washington dismissal of 90 West Point cadets for cheatingin exams brought demands Saturday for con gressional investigation of the military ing its football activities Young RN Dak urged congress to probe the possibility that over emphasis on football led to the break down in the academys famed honor system Gen J Lawton Collins army chief of staff reportedly blamed such overemphasis Friday in telling lawmakers of the mass dismissals largest in the academys 149 year history Senators said he hinted that a ma jority of the academys game football players cheated on exams because football prac tice cut down their opportunities study West Point officials said the academy football team will plaj its fall schedule win or lose Too Much Laxity An investigation is in order and it should also cover too much laxity in conducting Young told a reporter Young is member of the official congres sional board of visitors which in spects the academy every year Rep Brooks DLa ranking member of the house armed serv ices committee said The academy should be cleaned from top to bot tom of all moral dishonesty If an faculty members are they should be fired involved However army sources said no faculty members at West Point were involved Rep Doyle DCal a mem ber of the congressional board ol West Point visitors said he would ask that the board investigate or least be given a full report Senator Byrd DVa acting as chairman of the senate armed services committee said he was particularly saddened by the af fair because the cadets are among the cream of the nations young men and the nations hope is for Its fine young men Many Students No congressman publicly critic ized the mass dismissal as too se vere But one lawmaker who would not permit use of his name There would not be many foot ton players in my state university or as far as that goes many stu dents if every person who cribbed in an exam was dismissed The dismissed cadets were ac cused of either giving or accept ing outside help to pass classroom tests during the past few years Senators said they were told 80 of the cadets had admitted break ing the honor code and that the others probably would face a martial or special trial to deter mine the guilt The army withheld the names of those dismissed to protect the mens futures The dismissals were made as general discharge rath er than dishonorable discharge which carries much greater stigma The army defined this as dis charge under honorable conditions service satisfactory soldier no qualifying for honorable dis charge An army spokesman said it was the honor system itself which ex posed the cheaters The action was initiated about 6 months ago bj the cadets own 25man honor committee after a tip from an un identified cadet The committees findings were passed on to a special board ap pointed by Collins It was com posed of Judge Learned Hand re cently retired from the U S court of appeals in New York Lt Gen Troy H Middleton new president of Louisiana State university and Viaj Gen Robert M Danford rc Lired a former president of the West Point Graduates association Broken UP Then Friday Collins called a meeting at the Pentagon of House Speaker Rayburn DTexas and a small group of hurriedly asscm jlcd senators Collins was de scribed as badly broken up as 10 Rave out the bad news President Truman who ap proved the dismissals was de scribed by an aide as very much concerned Some 1600 to 1700 cadets now at West Point were said to have been stunned by the action The academy has a total enrollment of 2520 Maj Gen Frederick Irving academy superintendent said the dismissals involved a serious breach of the West Point code of honor arid consisted of receiv ing improper outside assistance in academic work It was learned some of the ca dets would take an examination and then pass on the to those taking it later so they could cram for it Now on Leave About hall ot the cadets dis missed are now on leave and tele grams went out asking them to report back No action was taken against graduates accused in the affair Because they are commissioned of ficers Many have seen combat and some have been killed in Korea Secretary of Army Pace said I feel that there can be no compro mise in the maintenance of the high standards of conduct on which West Point was founded The honor code is the essence of West Point and must be main tained Some newspaper editors and others criticized the armys deci sion to withhold the names of the dismissed cadets Typical of the srotests was one by James S Pope managing editor of the Lou isville CourierJournal He said I am wiring a protest to Gen Collins on the ground it is grossly unfair to all students who may be eaving school to fall under suspi cion and urging him to release he names More in Red Cross Relief Drive Red Cross flood relief contrib utors here Friday added 34890 to the Cerro Gprdo county chap ter fund raising the total to 5145339 Receipts Friday At bank booths 7490 At Red Cross office 27400 Total raised 34890 Raised previously Total to dateSI45339 Needed to reach quota 60071 Gordo OVERLOADED TRUCK COSTS Sidney ff B a z or Mathes Wichita Falls Texas beertruck driver paid S68348 in fines here Thursday for a 17000pound truck overload rAII About The Weather Airport Construction Starts Fort Dodge of he Fort Dodge municipal airport vill start next week Mayor D dcMahon said Friday SAME 31B means ne truffle death In fast hour Mason City Fair Saturday night Low Saturday night 54 to 58 Sunday partly cloudy and a lit tle warmer High Sunday 82 to 85 Iowa Warmer west and north portions Saturday night Low Saturday night 60 to 66 north west 52 to 58 soutlieast Sunday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered showers or thunder showers extreme west High Sunday 85 to 90 except 80 to 85 extreme northeast Minnesota Fair east and central partly cloudy with scattered showers extreme west Saturday night Warmer Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers or thundershowers north and west portions Saturday night 5865 northwest 5256 south east High Sunday 8590 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 81 Minimum 53 At 8 a m 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 59 Bob Blaik Critic Army Method Picture on 2 Weft Point N T Bob Blaik star quarterback on ithe team and son of West Points head tootball coach bitterly criticized the United States Military academy Saturday for the manner in which itousted 90 cadets for cribbing in examinations Young Blaik declined to say whether he was one of the cadets involved in the biggest academic scandal of WestPoints 150years Army Gridder Says Hes About Only Man Left on Team Kingston N Y Weaver army football end and basketball player said Saturday he was about the only member left of the West Point starting eleven Weaver telephoned his mother at 8 a m Saturday mornins to tell her he was not amonj the 90 cadets facinc dismissal for cheating on examinations AP Wirephoto DOCTOR MALCOLM H SOULE Scientist Kills Self With Venom Professor Feared School Disgrace Ann Mich worldfamed tropical disease ex pert killed himself by injecting rare snake venom into his veins because of shame at being fire from the University of Michigan faculty for mishandling in funds police saioV Doctor Malcolm H Souie 54 was found dying Friday night i the basement of their home her by his wife Almaf It wont do you any good t call for help because theres this formula However he used the pronoun we when discussing the ousted cadets Surrounded by admitted mem ers of the 90 man ousted group Blaik told newsmen We were not aHowed to notify our parents all over the country in advance First notice they got vas from the newspapers and over the radio 200 Accused Coach Earl H Blaik dodged re porters for nearly24 hours and vhen finally tracked down and asked for comment said flatly No One of the 90 cadets involved vho like the others declined to reveal his name told newsmen At least 200 corps cadets did the same thing He said the ousted cadets ad mitted the cheating when ques tioned about it He said others equally guilty deniedunder oath any complicity One member of the angry group Kiinted to the speaker and said Id rather have these men who old the truth lead me into battle than the others Still another irate cadet said that o his knowledge over a hundred members of the June graduating lass were involved in the cheat ng but escaped punishment Wants Lefal Advice One boy in the group said hoat dly We want legal advice Another added We are going to demand hon rable discharges One of the cadets said the pread academic cheating had een going on as long ago as 1947 nd still another cadet estimated he scandal had its roots as far ack as 12 years ago Newsmen stopped young Blaik s he was entering the gymnasium s they talked with him briefly crowd of other cadets gathered nd without identifying one an ther said most of them were mong the 90 cadets involved When Blaik was called away to he telephone the other cadets onversed at some length with ewspapcrmcn antidote for toldher Soule a faculty member a Michigan since 1919and head o the bacteriology department since 1935 died before help could ar rive Police said Soule mixed powdered snake venom whichhe had obtained while traveling in South America with morphine then injected it into his veins witi a hypodermic needle Before killing himself he wrote a suicide note and placed it be side him along witha copy of the terse university announcement oJ his dismissal which said he had submitted his resignation July 13 1951 and made restitution of That was believed to be the full amount of money missing Detective Duane Baueri saidthe suiddenote gave his dismissal the reason but the text of the note was not made public Police said Soule apparently chose morphine as the liquid agent with the snake venom in order to numb the pain usually ac companies death by snake poison Washtenaw County Coroner Ed win Ganzhorn said Soule died about 20 mintes after making the injection Theuniversity board of regents refused to elaborate on the charge that Soule had mishandled uni versity funds Mrs Soule placed under a phy sicians care said her husband would be cremated at a private service at an unspecified date Kansas Gets Check to Help All Cowboys Kansas City young sters apparently think Kansas City still is the land of cowbovs The Red Cross flood relief fund here received S4 from Mrs M F Hughes Mt Kisco New York who said in a note My little boy of 6 wants to iclp all the cowboys Tokyo Gen Matthew B Ridgway announced Sunday that the United Nations ceasefire delegation will remain within the UN lines until there is an expla nation of a flagrant communist violation of the citys neutrality Ridgways summary action followed a complaint by Vice Adm C Turner Joy chief UN negotiator at Satur days ceasefire session that a company of armed red troops passed near a building used by the UN delegation In effect the supreme UN commander broke off ceasefire negotiations until the communists are ready to play fair By ROBERT B TUCKMAN UN Advance Headquarters Korea Red negotiators Saturday said they wouldnt budge an inch on theirde mands that a ceasefire buffer zone be drawn along the 38th parallel in Korea In Tokyo the civil information and education division of allied headquarters said the United Nations wanted the buffer zone somewhere between the Yalu river on the Man border and the ent battle lines There was no immediate confirmation of the statement nere or in Tokyo In fact an allied spokesman told reporters trying to draw him out on the before the state ment was issued I believe rit would be seriously in error and the wildest sort of speculation if you attempt to draw this line in the vast area between the present battle lines and theYalu The spokesman Air Force Brig Gen William P Nuckols appar ently was not aware of the state ment being issued iri Tokyo Doesnt True Concerning a similar said he was afraid it has been garbled somewhere along the line It does not ring true to roe He added I am not in posi tion to define specifically any United Nations command positions H Ask Permit to Increase Auto Prices Washington t boost automobile prices up to mor than 10 per cent was requeste Friday by Ford and Chrysler The two big manufacturers filec formal applications for the in creases with the office of pric stabilization Under the new con trols lawOPS said it is taking th applications under Officialssaid they could not sa how soon action might be ex pected Ford Motor Co requested a 9 per cent increase onFords 48 percent on the Mercury 94 per cent on the Lincoln and 1034r per cent on the Lincoln Cosmopolitan The Chrysler Corp proposed 967 per cent increase on Ply mouths 918 per cent on Chrysler 952 per cent on Dodges and 9 per cent on De Sotos Chrysler did not ask for a pric change on a new line of 11 mod els it brought opt last June OP ixed a ceiling price on thes June 25 CWA Can Bargain for Bell Raise Kansas City Cbmmu nications Workers of Arneric C I O Saturday had stir mounted a challenge to itsriaht t jargain for 180000 Northwestern Jell Telephone company workers n 5 states Results of a national labor Yela ions board election announcec iy Regional Director Hugh Sperry if the N L R B Friday nigh bowed that the C W A ha aplled 8236 votes the rival In ernational Brotherhood of Elec tricWorkers AFL 5908 out o 4345 valid ballots cast There were 201 votes against either mion Union sources said then were S void ballots and 13 were challenged The vote Northwestern Bell employes in owa Nebraska Minnesota and Dakotas A spokesman lor the CWA roup which together with its pre ecessor has representedNorth vestern Bell Telephone employe ince 1941 said resumption o egotiations with the company for new contract will be asked im mediately The CWAs contract expired une 24 ASK WAGE INCREASE Fort Dodge JP Members of e police and fire departments riday asked the city counsel for wage increase including a boosi n minimum pay from S257 to er month Dean Martin Jerry Lewis Face Million Lawsuit Los Anjeles UR Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were faced Saturday with a 000000 breach of contract damage suit by Screen Associates Inc in the suit were Wallis and York Also named Producer Hal Pictures company of which the suit charges Martin and Lewis are the main owners The suit asserted than on April t 1950 Martin and Lewis signed a contract agreeing to make 7 pictures but since then they have made only one Thereafter the suit charges the team conspired with Wallis and York Pictures company not to make any more by declaring thev were not available The petition also states that the comedians have made two pictures for Wallis and are preparing for a 3rd It asks that pending trial an injunction be issued the film funnymen restraining from per forming in the 3rd film until they have made at least one picture for Screen Associates The suit demands damages from York pictures and Hal Wallis and 52000000 from Martin and Lewis that it has been said severaltimes that the United Nations was seek ing a militarily Saturdays ended with an official report df no progress the truce teams were as far apart on the buffer zone problem as they were when they first Jjegan disi cussing it That was July 27 The 20th session is scnedulea Sunday at 11 a m 7 p m Satur day C 3 The Tokyo statement military demarcation line which we must reachagreement lies somewhere between air and seafront on the Yalu ground front in the area of Kaesong Pyongyang arid the Yanginriver The factthatthe war began on the 38th parallel provides no ogic whatsoever From a military standpoint the 38ta parallel is as irrelevant as the e j Beforethat statement1 was re leased it had been generally un derstood Tiere thatthe UTTwantecL the buffer zone to follow the ent battle lines Kr Suce Redradio stations inNorth Sorea and China have insisted that the UN wanted to trobgMbfth Korea of a large slice of territory north of 38 f These broadcasts were generally nterpreted as pure propaganda xjssibly designed to prepare North Koreans and Chinesefor a Com promise agreement along the line demanded by the UN The Tokyo statement was issued under the title backgroundmate ial on the establishment of a De militarized zone Earlier Saturday the same divl ion of headquarters issued ease branding Russia as the true iggressor in Korea and charging that the Soviets wanted China veakened in the Korean war be ause they feared her as a neigh or An hour later general held uarters asked that it be withheld then withdrew the request In Kaesong Nam II made bis jlunt statement of red intentions n direct reply to a question by Adm C Turner Joy senior Jnited Nations envoy Nam also rejected a suggestion y Joy that the reds consult a map f the area in question Protests Violation In a brief 7minute session in the afternoon Joy note for the ecord that armed Chinese sol iers had violated the Kaesong eutral estimated corn any of red troops passed within few hundred yards of the UN taff house located about a quaf er of a mile from the conference te The communists promised to in estigate and report at some fu ure meeting Nuckols told correspondents at briefing that Joy said the red oops violated the neutral zone In wo respects v 1 No armed personnel are to be ithin mile of the conference te 2 Troops within a 5 mile f the Kaesong traffic circle art upposed to be limited to tboM   

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