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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVH Associated Presi and United Prew Full Leate five CtnU Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 24 Ttxlt of Two 274 Hope Seen for TruceBut UN Ready to Fight By NATE POLOWETZKY Tokyo a tiny ray of hope remained Friday that Korean truce talks might be resumed If they break down completely the United Nations ground commander said his troops will go back to fighting with hate and eagerness We feel very confident we can whip the enemy in the present battle area Gen James A Van Fleet said at his 8th army headquarters The Senators Demand Ultimatum UN command in Tokyo had not abandoned all hope for the armistice talks Officers searched through a new message from top communists iot an indication that they might to resume the Kaesong ar mistice talks which they broke off abruptly Thursday It was in this harshly worded message they found a ray of hope The message was from Kim U Sung North Korean premier and supreme commander and Gen Peng Teh Huai commander of Chinese troops in Korea It was addressed to Gen Matthew B Ridgway top UN commander Adjourned The protest formally adjourn ing negotiations was based on the charge an allied plane bombed Kaesong narrowly missing red truce charge dubbed by president Truman as new communist masquerade containing no truth The official text was delivered Friday to Ridgway He was reported giving it careful study As broadcast by red radios the message said It is our hope that the arm istice negotiations will proceed smoothly and that a just and rea sonable agreement acceptable to both sides will be reached But it continued because of the deliberate murderous bomb ing the reds declared the meet ing adjourned as from Aug 23rd to wait for Ridgway to take re sponsible action with regard to this serious provocation by your message closed We lodge our serious protest with you before the eyes of all just people throughout the world and awaityour satisfactory an fwer Asked Reply This request for a satisfactory answer caught the eye of some officials in Tokyo These officials reckoned that if Kim and Peng meant to end the talks completely they would not have requested a reply Instead they would have stood on the original statement by their liai son officer that negotiations were off from now on The wording was intended to By DONALD J GONZALES Washington Ufi Top Ameri can officials were growing tired Friday of communist tactics in the onagainoffagain Korean truce talks One senator demanded a surrender ultimatum be given the reds Informed sources said however at this government would con tinue trying to get an armistice so long as there is any reasonable hope of achieving a Korean set tlement But there was no question of the increasingimpatience re flected by officials and in con gress Outlines Ultimatum Sen Harry P Cain RWash demanded that we send a sur render ultimatum to North Korean forces immediately or use every force at our command to de feat the enemy Cain a member of the armed services committee said the ulti matum should be simply Do you communists want to stop fight ing If you dont we are going toj 50 Die When United Airliner Rams Into Range of Low Hills By JERRY T BAULCH Oakland Cal persons died on the crest of a low hill near here Friday as milliondollar airliner crashed and disintegrated There were no survivors Hours later broken bodies were being taken from the shattered wreckage of the United Air Lines plane At the top of the hill there lay the body of a little towheaded boy His skull was crushed Others lay in a tangled debris in a ravine Flying From Chicago The plane a DC6B was fly ing nonstop from Chicago to Oak land The flight originated in Bos ton Thursday night and the 4en gine ship had stopped at Hartford and Cleveland in addition to Chi AP Wirephoto LARGEST PIECE OF workers look over the largest piece of wreckage found after a United Air Lines DC6B airliner enroute from Chicago to Oak land CaL with 44 passengers and 6 crewmen crashed and burned against a hill near Oakland Friday The plane was apparently getting ready to make its approach to the Oakland airportwhen it crashed See picture on page two Ask Investigation of Iowa Trucking Rates whip you President Truman said Thurs day that the latest red allegations amounted to a communist mas querade Experts longschooled in com munist maneuvers think that the enemy negotiators are merely us Des Moines The lowaf state commerce commission Fri day had it demands for iie most sweeping investigation and action on motor truck freight rates in Iowa that has been pro posed in the commissions 62 year listpry Filed with the commission by 3 Iowa shippers associations are setitions asking that The commission suspend pend ng a full scale hearing the pro posal of motor carriers to increase rates 10 cents per 100 pounds on jail shipments of less than 1500 pounds The carriers through their joint bureau already have published this new rate schedule and propose to put it in effect Sept 15 The commission conduct thorough investigation into all put the next move up to plane had bombed the ing the truce talks to bolster their motor truck rates rules regula propaganda and prestige tions for further negotiations New Charges Seen The attitude is that the com munists will work up new charges from time to time in an effort to win their demands for a truce line on the 38th parallel There is no indication the allies will retreat to that line unless they are forced to by military measures Mr Trumans statement on the truce talks was made at his news conference after he had studied Gen Matthew B Ridgways re port on red charges that a United tions and practices and then is a general schedule charges regulations and practices applicable to all certificated reg ular route motor freight carriers throughout the state Ask Denial The commission deny the car riers proposed increase from to S200 in the minimum charge for any shipment The commission deny a pro posed new method for computing Top UN command officials made no comment on what Ridg neutral area at Kaesong One Davenport Paper Moves to Morning Field Living Cost Reaches New Record Peak Biggest Rise in Food Rent Washington The cost o living hit an alltime peak in Julj ion the governments measuring Davenport of the Democrat and the Times both evening newspapers Friday an From June 15 to July 15 nounced plans to provide roundpex ot costs to the moderate in theclock news coverage by movjcome family edged up 02 per centage points to 1855 per cen of the 1S3539 average The old record was 1854 reached in May The rise means onecent an hour pay boost for nearly 1000 000 workers in the automobile iq dustry whose wage rates are tiec by contract to the governmen index r Biggest rises between Juneam July were for food arid rents Each was up 04 per cent This took the food price index per cent of the 193539 average This is 121 per cent above June 1950 when the Korean war began Clothing prices showed a of 03 per cent from June to July The index of 1855 was based on a survey of prices in 56 cities by comparison with June thej averaged higher on July 15 in 32 of the cities way might do Some observers said there Nations plane seemed almost no way the UNjKaesong area commander could give satis factory answer to the reds on thej incident which he already hasj called a frameup staged from first to last The communists must be well aware of this these observers said In their view the mes sage of Kim and Peng would be merely another devious step de signed to place responsibility for the collapse of truce talks on the UN command If their is a permanent break down news dispatches from United Nations in New York said the UN assembly may have a try of the way would not join with another carrier in a joint rate for the full length of the shipment There is of course no truth in I The petitions and proposed Ask Welles as Witness on Subversion By G MILTON KELLY Fer guson said Friday Lauchlin Currie and Sumncr vjli at settling the Korean impasse1 A elles mltsl be called as wit the communist claim that a United I hearings would apply only to Nations nlane had bombed thejshipments within Iowa Also the Mr Truman said Iowa cases would apply only to certificated regular route car riers George McCaughn commission secretary said that should the commission make the general mo tor freight rate investigation re quested and fix a general rate schedule it would be a revolu tionary new method of handling the motor freight rate problem Occasional Hearings ing the Democrat to the morning field Oct 1 The plans approved by directors of both companies are subject to decision bv stockholders Sept 14 Davenport Newspapers a con solidated company is being or ganized to print morning after noon and Sunday editions The Times plantwillbe usedAn ad been acquired to serve the morning Democrat news and circulation of fices As in the past news staffs will be entirely separate Each news paper will continue to present its traditionally independent editor ial point of view L M Turnbull is publisher of Jie Democrat and Philip D Aciler is publisher of the Times In the face of inflated produc jtion and newsprint costs the pub lication of two afternoon dailies in Davenport has become uneconom mic and unrealistic said the pub ushers statement No other met ropolitan area the size of the quadcities maintains 4 afternoon dailies in one field Besides Davenports two dailies Rock Island and Moline across the Mississippi each has an evening newspaper The next regular assembly sesj starts in Paris Nov 6 I nesses in a senate investigation r All About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night Low Saturday night 60 Saturday partly cloudy with showers High Saturday 78 Iowa Partly cloudy with scattered and thundershowers mostly in north portion Friday for communist influences on U S foreign policies Ferguson told a reporter the Gives Klan Leader Another Chance In the past motor freight car riers customarily have published notice of intended freight rate in creases and they generally have become effective a short time later unless suspended or altered sometimes by mutual agreement or modification with the ship pers The commerce commission has jne coramerce commission uas people are entitled to the swornjhcia occasional hearings on pro posed fright rate increases for flight government officials whose names have been injected into the investigation Ferguson is a member of the internal security subcommittee adviser to President Roosevelt and Welles former undersecrepflassScftlon tary of state posed freight individual lines but to date it nev er has made a thorough investiga tion of the motor freight rate structure throughout the state The requests for the thorough ontained in peti Burlington Ship the traffic bureau jof the Cedar Rapids Chamber of St Paul Minnesota supreme court has given the for mer grand dragon of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan another chance to avoid being sent back to Indiana to continue a life prison sentence for murder The court Thursday dismissed a motion in which Indiana and Minnesota authorities sought to have D C Stephensons appeal of an extradition order cancelled It appointed Alfred P Stolberg re tired district court judge of Center City Minn to hear testimony and findings on Stephensons appeal later this month and then rule on whether he should be extradited Stephenson 56 was arrested in a Minneapolis suburb last Novem ber for violating his Indiana pa role night A little warmer Friday however it first may hear more The subcommittee the night in east Low Friday night 50 to 56 Saturday partly cloudy and warmer with widely scat tered showers and thunder showers developing in afternoon or night High Saturday 79 to 83 northeast 83 to 89 southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy showers and Sunday and with scattered thundershowers Monday Little change in tem Blinnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Scattered showers or thundersliowcrs Fri day night and cast Saturday A little warmer soulh portion Sat urday Low Friday night 5865 High Saturday 7479 northeast 7985 southwest GlobcGazcttc weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 74 57 60 Rfl 64 from Louis Budenz onetime com munist concerning both of them Budenz testified that through arrangement with Currie the communist newspaper the Daily Worker which he then edited lished an article in 1942 as the opening blast of a campaign to drive anticommunists from the state department Its sequel he said was an in terview in which Earl Browder then the top U S communist claimed that Welles promised not to favor nationalist China He said Browder considered the communists had won a vic tory and indicated that this was il arranged in advance Budenz also described Michael Grccnbcrg Curries assistant at the white house as a communist i Cedar Falls Traffic association of Waterloo TRAFFIC IS OPEN Blcncoe was opened on highway 75 Thursday when re jairs were completed to the bridge over the MononaHarrison ditch Clerk Turned Down Crosby on Hotel Room Goes to Work for Hope Hollywood clerk who refused Bing Crosby a room in stampede Capell Gets 18 Months Omaha Capell 30 of Omaha a onetime boxer accused of victimizing ministers and theo ogical students in a fake recruit ing racket Friday was sentenced to 18 months in prison Federal Judge J W Delehant pronounced sentence after Cappell pleaded guilty to charges of im personation of an army officer He allegedly posed as an army colonel to enlist men in the fake G12 army intelligence corps Capell earlier entered node fense motions to two counts of ob taining money under false pre tenses He was being held in coun ty jail while word was awaited from the state attorney generals office on where he would serve his term Capell was arrested in Denver July 1 and subsequently was re turned to Omaha The FBI said at least nine min isters and theological students in Iowa Nebraska and Minnesota had been talked into joining a so called G12 military unit in the be lief the outfit would serve to givei religious counselling for members j of the armed forces cago In Chicago United Air Lines said the list of 44 passengers was sketchy with some names incom plete and few home towns listed No lowans were listed Only 5 minutes before the plane was to have landed at Oakland airport it crashed inexplicably into a low hill miles east of Decoto a farming community about 10 miles southeast of Oak land Three minutes before the crash Pilot Marion W Hedden of Los Altos Cal had given the control tower a routine report Then residents of the area were startled by a flaming flash and the rumble of a blast The 6 crew members and theTJassengers died when the huge liner plowed into the hill The shattered debris rained down for 200 yards as the plane slid into the sharp ribbed ravine at the base of the knolL Controversial Plane The DC6B type plane has been in United Air Line service since Aug 1 Its use nas been the source of a controversy between the Air Lines Pilots association and the various air lines Last June the pilots struck United for 10 days demanding that their mileage pay be geared to the handling of the faster and larger plane There was no road to the tragic scene Ambulances and othet res cue cars slipped and slid over the smooth dry grass as they tried to make through the many small ravines About two acres of grass and scrub brush burned as the fire and blast shook the giant liner into a thousand pieces Baggage personal effects let ters clothing and parts of bodies were strewn over the area but most of the bodies were found in the ravine at the foot of the hill Engines Scattered Pieces of the 4 engines were scattered over the grass and brush satches It was just a burned hfll ade of debris bodies and bits of bodies Three hours after the crash 13 xdies had been recovered and placed in ambulances Joe F Angel who operates a motor tow service in nearby Hay vard said he saw the fire and started toward it He said he leard a second explosion about 25 minutes after the crash The weather bureau said vis bility was about 6 miles and the STEWARDESSES AP Wirephoto ON CRASHED of San Mateo and La Venn Sholes of Palo Alto Jewett had been with UAJL 6 years and on the OaklaadCbi cago run about 5 years With Ms and their twpyouni children City about 5 years Kessler and his wife were in Chicago on a vacation He left her there to make the trip back to his Redwood City home 2 French Trains Crash 10 Killed cloud ceiling was between 1100 and 1500feet at the hour of the crash Photographer Paul Strong of the Associated Press San Francisco bureau flew over the scene a short une after the crash and said heavy og had settled over the hilltop 3is pilot said he had never seen such demolition in a crashed air Diane All Californians In addition to Captain Hedden Jie crew Califor First Officer George Jewett of Redwood City who nade 30 missions in World war I as pilot of B24s Flight En ineer Mario A Durante of Sau alito Arthur W Kessler 42 of Redwood City veteran of 20 ears with UAL who was on ic trip as flight observer after a acation trip to Chicago and Stewardesses Marilyn Murphy Murphy right and LaVerne Sholes left were stew ardesses aboard the United Air Lines plane which crashed and burned Miss Murphy was the niece of Mr and Mrs A B Hoyt of Des Moines who said Miss Murphy had visited Des often Qisasfer 2 Months By UNITED PRESS The crash of a United Air Linei DCS at Oakland CaL Friday was the 3rd disaster to a U airliner in a little more than two months Another United Air lanes DC8 smashed into a peak in Rocky Mountain National park Colo on June 30 kffling 50 persons A Pah American World Air waysConstellation crashed on he African Gold Coast on June 21 killing all 40 persons aboard The highest death toll on an American airline was 58 killed when a Northwest airlines DC4 plunged into Lake Michigan on June 24 1950 The highest toll in any civil aviation disaster was near Cardiff Waleson March 12 1950 when an Avrb Tudor chartered by Welsh soccer fans crashed ing 80 persons Other high toll crashes of U airlines May 30 killed in this crash of an Eastern Airlines DC 4 near Port Deposit MdL June 13 killed in a Capital Airlines DC4 at Look out Rock Va pet 24 killed in sr United Air Lines DC6 at Bryce Canyon Utah Nov 1 killed when a collided with an Eastern Airlines DC4 at the national air iort Washington D C Aug 31 killed when a TransWorld Airlines Constel ation crashed on the Egyptian desert 2 Americans on Death Roll Mete France Basel Calais express rammedinto the rear of a FrankfurtParis train near here Friday Ten persons including two Americans were killed and possibly 40 others about half of them U S soldiers were injured The two soldiers MUed were identified as Alphonse MacLaugh lin of Durham N Car and J Whalon of Norwich Conn U S army headquarters said the injured Americans were sent to the 98th general hospital at Munich Germany Seventeen French soldiers were injured The express from Germany had just passed the SanrySurnied station 10 miles fromMetz The engineer halted the train on a safety signal The Parisbound train was 30 minutes late Tiny Dog Stampedes 7 Elephants Louisburg N Car mighty elephants still had the shakes Friday after being chased out of town by a pugnacious little dog who attacked the circus pa rade here and caused a cross Vancouver B C hotel because the crooner looked like a bum goes to work in a movie Friday with Comedian Bob Hope Hope Crosbys friendly foe on the screen and golf course said The huge pachyderms turned walleyed with fear Thursday be fore the bellicose barking of the stray terrier They bolted down the road spilled their riders into the ditches and headed out across he signed Art Cameron to playlthc open fields with the dog snap thc role of a hotel clerk in gleefully at their heels new picture Son of the Pale Only a wildwest rescue by an face because he knows how to Indian animal trainer saved a I pretty girl rider from being thrown beneath the feet of one of the jungle giants Employes of the Campa Bros Circus joined by highway patrol men county and city police and parade spectators took in after the terrified elephants for a 3 hour chase Two of the older bulls were recognize a bum Cameron obviously is a very smart man in his line of busi ness Hope said The clerk refused the old groancr n room when he and his writerproducer Bill M o r r o w stopped at the hotel wearing shabby old clothes while on a fishing trip i found trembliny in a meadow near town The other 5 stamped out a circuitous 9mile trail through brush and fields before they finally were cornered in a swamp near Sycamore Creek two miles from the circus grounds One of the beasts bogged down to his knees in the marsh Train ers jacked him up with logs tied chains around the middle and let the rest of the herd pull him free Farmers who saw the herd thundering across their corn and tobacco fields were either struck dumb by surprise or thrown into panic I heard what sounded like a herd of elephants one tobacco grower said Then I looked out the window and durned if it wasnt When Negro farmer James Reed spotted the beasts at his tobacco farm he rushed his family into the house and bolted the door Farmer Tommy Phelps said the elephants yanked up ears of corn with their trunks as thev crossed his field I was amazed at the sight Phelps said An elephant named Virginia gulped down so much corn and tobacco she developed a kins sized bellyache Frank Friielle chief trainer doctored her with loaves of bread the standard prescription for an elephant with an upset tummy Margaret Quinn 19 one of the spangled riders who got dumped from her mount credited Pvroe a trainer from Mysore with saving her life with a western style rescue that would do credit to a cowboy movie You should have seen what he did Miss Quinn said My ele phant had gone off the road and I was about to fall under his feet when Pyroe grabbed me and yanked me off his back j The train froinJBasel Switzer land proceeding at about 50 miles an hour rammed into the wooden car at the end of the Frankfurt train smashing the car to bits and pushing the next one a secondclass carriage on to the roof of the car ahead Some of the American troops on the train from Frankfurt were on their way to assignments in France at Metz and Verdun which are supply points for U s troops in Germany Emmetsburg Voters Beat Light Proposal Emmetsburir one of the largest turnouts in history Em metsburg voters Thursday de feated a proposal to establish a municipal electric light and power and distribution system by con struction and purchase the exist jing facilities of the Iowa Public Saratoga Wyo JP William Service company at a cost of Henry Page 23 charged robbing and slugging Nelson unofficial tabulation was m 4 SIGNS EXTRADITION WAIVER burn Manhattan hotel clerk of Des Moines last June 5 signed a waiver of extradition Wednesday C W Weeks FBI agent in charge of the Denver office said Accord ing to theJFBI Page was on parole rom an Iowa reformatory where ie had been serving a sentence for car theft KILLED BY TRACTOR Martinsburg F r e d Hol land 64 of Keswick was killed Thursday when the tractor he was driving overturned into a ditch near here and crushed him le is survived by a son Robert Holland in the army in Texas 1093 to 691 The Iowa Public Service com pany has held the franchise here since January 1933 Elttk SAME 35t M   

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