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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DailyNewspaper Edited for Out M CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVil Associated Fieu tat United Press Full Five MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 31 1951 Thii Paper Consists ol Two UN Gams Control of Bloody Ridge By PETER KALISCHER United Press Staff Correspondent 8th Army Headquarters Korea IP United Nations tioops fought to the top of a key hill on Bloody Kidge Thursday night after a day of savage fighting and held their lines against desperate communist counterattacks on two other hills in the same sector The South Koreans captured the hill early in the 13day allied offensive north of Yanggu on the eastcentral front The North Koreans recaptured it early this week No PJane Support Attacking without plane support due to rain and low clouds UN troops jumped off again Thursday morning by hour they edged up the hill against fierce red re sistance and radioed to headquar ters that they had mopped up A release from the allied com bat cargo command disclosed that 220000 pounds of emergency rar tions ammunition and medical supplies were airdropped Thurs day to the UN forces fighting in the cruel mountains of east Ko rea It was indicated that the Will Bury Indian Vet in Arlington By ED CREAGH Washington body of Sgt John S Rice a Winnebago Indian will lie alongside the bod ies of some 74000 other fighting men who in life were white yel low black brown and red An unsegregated grave in Ar lington National cemetery will re ceive the remains of the Korean war victim next days after his burial was halted at the graveside by officials of a white only cemetery in Sioux City Iowa At Winnebago Nebr Rices expressed hope she may have an opportunity then to meet President Truman who offered the Virginia military cemetery as m resting place Declines Free Lot Mrs Rice 29 has since accept ed the private cemeterys apology but declined the free lot it offered her after a storm of indignation followed news of its action Gov Val Peterson of Nebraska Thursday commended Mr Tru man for good sense arid alac rity in offering a burial at Ar lington Tune was when Arlington too located in the southern state of Virginia drew a color line be tween its honored dead The army abolished segregation of Negro and white graves however In 1947 Mr Truman in offering an Ar lington burial for Sgt Rice tele grapheH the mayor of Sioux City Wednesday that national appre ciationof patriotic service should not be limited by race color or creed Although it isnt generally known anyone who has seen ac tive duty in the armed unless dishonorably may be buried in Arlington or in any of the other 84 national ceme teries in the country Best Known The 440 acre Arlington ceme iery in gently rolling hills across the Potomac from capital naturally the nations is the best known of these military burying grounds Its tomb of the unknown soldier dedicated Nov 11 1921 is visited by hundreds of thou sands of tourists each year There were 74252 graves each marked by a simple white marble headstone in the 362 developed acres of Arlington as of last June 30 No charge is made for burial Inj the national cemetery although there may be expenses for ship drop was made to the troops on Bloody Ridge The allies now held all 3 hills they had fought for but the reds were counterattacking incessant ly despite frightful losses The whole ridge erupted spas modically in flame and smoke un der thousands of allied and com munist shells bullets and rockets United Nations artillery and planes killed or wounded 1200 communist troops in a 24hour bombardment Thursday Continuous The battle of Bloody Ridge has been raging almost since Aug 13 when continually the South Koreans struck from the south in an attempt to iron out a com munist bulge in the UN line The North Koreans launched 4 attacks early Thursday morning All were repulsed The South Ko reans counterattacked and pushed the communists back Then the reds attacked again and forced a slight allied withdrawal Still another allied attack fol lowed in the afternoon but that failed to budge the communists Heavy communist activity was reported just north of Bloody Ridge Reinforcements in groups of up to 2000 were spotted and shelled Only patrol activity was re ported from the rest of the 135 mile front Hit 366 Trucks In the air UN planes destroyed or damaged 366 communist trucks funneling supplies and reinforce ments into the red buildup areas A number of animaldrawn carts also was destroyed evidence of the heavy losses in motor trans port suffered in allied raids The 5th air force announced that it had destroyed about 750 communists vehicles and damaged Where Will You Spend the Holiday another week 1600 during the past ping s for example a nankilled overseas is taken to his lome town for funeral services Defore the body is sent on to Ar ington Service chaplains are available for officiating at burial services which are conducted according to the wishes of the family An honor guard is furnished on request and he service usually ends with the blowing of taps Arlington cemetery was estab ished June 15 1864 on land which formerly was part of the estate of Robert E Lee Advice to the Dumb ond Lovelorn Intelligence No Boon in Catching Husbands By ALTON L BLAKESLEE Chicago dumb blond has just as good a chance of grabbing a husband early as smarter girls a psychologist said Friday That goes for dumb brunets and redheads too said Dr George K Bennett president of the Psy chological association New York He told the American Phycho logical association opening a 6 day convention that aptitude tests given to high school seniors can do a good job of predicting what kind of vork the boys and girls are most likely to succeed in But the tests just do not pick out the girl who is going to get married early Test scores re corded by the girls who later got married show no pattern what ever They vary widely and aver age near the average for all the high school girls We might draw the conclusion that the traditional dumb blond this applies to the brunet and redhead as neither a better nor a poorer chance of finding a husband quickly than docs her sister of greater skills and intellectual attainments Dr Bennett and Drs Harold Seashore and Alexander Wesman told of studies of 1700 men and women who had taken aptitude tests 4 years ago to help them choose their best fields of work The tests given in 1947 were de veloped by the psychological corj poratlon as OIK means of helping people make the best use of their talents Some findings Dr Bennett said were Boys who later became medi cal students rated higher as a group on all of 8 tests especially in verbal reasoning numerical ability spelling and grammar The other tests were abstract rea soning space relations mechani cal reasoning and clerical speed and accuracy Most of those students now seeking college degrees scored higher in knowledge of words and mechanics of English Students now in science courses and engineering schools were strong in spatial relations and me chanical reasoning Girls now working as stenogra phers and secretaries were better in spelling than were 70 per cent of all high school girls Girls now working as clerks were as a group somewhat infer ior to average high school girls in language and numerical skills But they scored higher in cleri cal speed and accuracy Telephone operators scored higher than clerks in the tests Saleswomen scored iow in ver bal reasoning and in language Officials for Heavy Toll on Highways GlobeGazette photo by Musser Hospitals law enforcement of ficials and mortuaries are due for a big business this weekend They will be harvesting a bumper crop of injured and dead off Ameri cas highways Coming up is labor day week for special vigilance so that hundreds of dead and in jured may be handled quickly Safetyofficials who often grow tired of preaching hope that this years toll wont hit 389 as it did lastyear They know that several hundred will die Lets keep it to a minimum they sug gest Iowas Share Iowa is certain to contribute its share to the dead and injured Last year 19 were killed with 353 hurt This was over a 7day period embracing Labor weekend and the 4 ensuing days Newspapers and press services also are busy places over the weekend Across the country bureaus of the 3 major press Gas Will Cost More Soon By RAYMOND LAHR Washington pack of cig arets a gallon of gas a bottle of beer orwhisky are going to cost more soon 3 Killed 34 Injured in Bus Crash Bus Slams Into Rear of Trailer The increases are just about assured on those and many otherj dishwashers The increases will in the form of boosted exise taxes on those things The senate finance committee has accepted without change many excise tax boosting pro posals approved already by the house They still face a senate vote but it was likely they would be approved Kenosha Wis The Thursday night right Slishtly Lower However electric bills should be slightly lower The commit tee partially offset increases by accepting a house provision to re peal the 3 tax on electrical energy This would mean a sav ings of about 5104000000 a year services will be compiling figures for domestic and ccmniercial users on the dead and injured TheloFelectricity The house excise tax provisions would yield an additional 000000 a year Thursday the sen ate committee approved new and increased excise taxes to produce an estimated This was offset by excise re ductions of leaving the net increase at The committee continued to work on excise tax provisions Friday Higher Taxes In any career group there is a wide variety of talent Dr Ben nett said The boys and fiirls who went to work early included many who scored as high in the tests as those still getting more edu cation figures change several hundred times as the deaths pile up Its a big story Safety officials are offering this advice to those who would join the dead and injured 1 Drink and drive 2 Be impatient with heavy lighway traffic and do plenty of risky passing 3 Relax behind the wheel es pecially at high speeds 4 If you feel sleepy keep right on driving You may get a chance to sleep Guaranteed Manymotorists will follow this advice It is guaranteed to pro duce results According to the National Safety council the millionth American will die this year in a traffic accident The cound cant say when that will happen but is confident it will It may be on Labor day week d The victim is certain to re bus plowed into the rear of a semi trailer truck The rest of the 37 passengers were treated at hospitals and all but 10 released The dead were all Milwaukee women The smashup occurred on dou blelane highway 41 a mile south of the RacineKenosha county line It happened just after the truck driver had pulled back on to the road from the shoulder where he had parked when he became No Indication Seen of Final Armistice Parley Breakdown At All Levels Congress to Ad on Narcotics By JOHN A GOLDSMITH Washington UR The senate crime committee called for action at all social levels Friday to com bat the revolting narcotics traf fic which offers organized crime a most profitable opening In a final report on its 16month investigation of the nations un derworld thecommittee termed the illicit sale of narcotics an evil of major proportions and said law enforcement groups leg islators educators and parents must join in the fight to stamp it out Clearing House The committee suggested that a clearing house on crime be set up to circulate information on narcotics It also proposed that the growing of opiumproducing pop pies be abolished throughout the world Other recommendations includ ed adoption of uniform state laws on gambling vice narcotics and racketeering the prescription only sale of barbiturate dfugs and additional facilities where neces sary for the treatment of addicts The committee also proposed increased enforcement staffs and stiffer penalties for violators The report emphasized the need for an intelligent educational cam paign to tear back the veil of secrecy which permits youn people to learn the contagious disease of narcotics from the drug peddlers in the back streets and alleys The nation it said has been jolted to its foundations during the past 24 months by the start ling increase in the abuse of drugs by young people Tonthfnl Addiction Noting big increases in under age addiction in New York Chi cago Baltimore and Washington the committee said In a large number of cases drowsy according to Kenosha these young people were engag County Sheriff Leonard J Jensen The truck driver Carl H Jack son 47 Martins Ferry Ohio told the sheriff he looked before he pulled out Info the traffic lane but did not see the bus coming He said he had traveled about IOC yards when the bus hit Jackson was detained by Kenosha police for further questioning when the shock of the crash wears off There wasno charge against him The dead were identified as Mrs Elsie Blankenheim Saddle Dreb low and Susan J Duebig about 70 Ready for Christmas Adrian Mich UR Adrian Then senate committees are planning for Christ would boost the tax on a pack of mas already They have hired Al Do you want your name in the papers British Jet Bomber Snaps World Record Gander Nfld royal air force twinjet Canberra bomber streaked across the Atlantic from Northern Ireland to Gander Fri day in a recordsmashing 4 hours and 19 minutes The bombers nonstop flight of 206279 miles ended in New fdundland at a m C S T The flight beat the previous time of 4 hours and 37 minutes but it lost the race westward with the sun which makes the swing in 3J hours at a rate of 600 miles and hour The sleek Canberra jet with its crew of 3 had taken off at p m Greenwich time a m C S The Canberras average speed was 4802 miles per hour NAMED CHIEF CHEMIST Lincoln Nebr D Kites former dean of the Red Oak lown junior college has been ap pointed chief chemist in the Ne braska department of agriculture laboratory cigarets one 7 cents to 8 the gasoline tax would go up from li cents per gallon to two cents On beer the tax would go up from to a barrel On distilled spirits the present levy of a proof gallon would rise to That means an in crease of about 26 cents in the price of a fifth of 85proof whisky These levies are the same in the houseapproved bill The committee now has ap proved total tax increases includ ing individuals and corporates of about and is still working The house approved a tax hike of Differ ences will be compromised bert Felske of Rochester Minn to bring 8 reindeer to Adrian for a parade Nov 30 rAll About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy and cooler cloudy ni Friday night partly ByDONHUTH Tokyo allied spokesman said Friday there is no indication that there will be a permanent breakdown in truce talks to end the Korean war The spokesman made the statement amid a welter of new communist charges that United Nations forces violated the Kaesong neutral zone in Korea The UN command began an immediate investigation of new complaints There were 3 of them All previous charges have been denied At Munsan advance headquar ters in Korea of UN truce nego tiators Major James McMastcr told newsmen therewas no sign of a final breakdown in the talks Up to Reds The allied spokesman amplified his statement only by referring to the announced UN willingness to resume talks whenever the reds are ready Communists broke them off 8 days ago Other sources observed that neither side wants to assume re sponsibility for renewing full scale While the reds have not an swered Gen Matthew BRidg ways offer to resume negotia tions they maintained official contact between truce delegations by the mere act of filing new protests North Korean Gen Nam H chief communist negotiator pro tested to Vice Adm C Turner Joy head of the UN delegation that an allied plane dropped a flare over Kaesong Wednesday morning Nam H called it an unbridled AP Wirephoto NURSE FINDS IT BUGGED IN CoL Madeline M Desmond Ayer re turned to the United States Thursday after a year as chief nurse with the 8th army in Korea We had it bad in Italy and Germany during World war n but it was worse jin Korea she said ing in crime for the sole purpose of supporting their drug habit It said a carefully devised ed ucational program to help tell the nation the true facts about Bar cptics will be helpful just as a1 similar campaign has greatly en hanced the success of the cam paign against venereal disease The committee does not sub scribe to the theory it said that public discussion of drug addic tion should avoided to protec nonaddicts from being tempted to try drugs The committee said the illegal sale of narcotics pays enormous profits to the lowest form of crim inal namely the drug peddler who is willing to wreck young lives to satisfy his greed No penalty is too severe for a criminal of such character it added The committee said the courts have been far too lenient until recently in dealing with narcotic offenders 01 BUI Reed Can Rest in Peace With loudy Saturday Low Friday if ight 58 to 61 high Saturday 75 LlQOrS Hottest Day of Year in Iowa DCS Moines was the hottest day of the year in Iowa when the mercury hit 99 at Coun cil Bluffs but the weather bureau said it would be cooler and less humid Friday The top at Council Bluffs Thurs day set in midafternoon eclipsed the previous state high of 98 by one degree Bedford and Red Oak previously held the dubious of recording the highest tempers ture in Iowa this year Temperatures were in the 90s in most of Iowa Thursday and DCS Moines set its second record in two days when the tempera ture reached 96 Wednesday the mercury hit 95 to give Des Moines its hottest day of the year to date However the weather bureau said temperatures in Iowa should lot go above 80 in the northwest Friday and 88 in the southeast More cool weather was expected Friday night and Saturday with showers or thunderstorms occur ring Friday night Partly cloudy cooler and less humid Friday night Satur day mostly fair and cool Low Friday night 55 to 60 north 60 to 65 south High Saturday near 75 northeast to 85 southwest Further outlook Sunday partly cloudy and a little warmer Monday scattered showers Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal during the next 5 days Becoming warmer Sunday and Monday cooler Tuesday and Wednesday Normal high this time of year is 81 in north 84 in south Normal low is around 58 Precipitation will average onehalf to threequarters of an inch with possible showers about Monday Minnesota Mostly cloudy a little cooler extreme south portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and cool Low Friday night 4550 north 5055 south High Saturday 6570 north 70 80 south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Atlanta UR Bill Reed was laid out in his casket just the way he 3 cigars in the coat friend Katie Dunn came along jerkedup the body by the necktie and took the stogies away a hell of a way to bury ol Bill Katie said Bills widow Louise called po lice and had Katie arrested for disorderly conduct When her case came up Thursday Katie told Judge A W Callaway she was only straightening Bills tie The widow interrupted Its a wonder you didnt take the matches too you were so drunk she told Katfe At this point Katie placed her self on the mercy of the court saying she did not know of Bills desire to be buried with the cigars She was fined Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 90 65 65 7R 50 SAME Btclc ig inffto death m it hours Hoover to Send Award to West Branch DCS Moines S5 Iowa award plaque given to Herbert Hoover by his proud native state will be placed at his West Branch birthplace The 77yearold former presi dent said Thursday he planned jo return the plaque to Iowa after first taking it to New York In that way Hoover said with a smile the people could see that the fellow who was born there came to a good end There is no point in having a memorial telling how a fellow started out without knowing how he finished he added The silverhaired ruddyfaced lowan received the 30pound bronze plaque in a ceremony be fore a crowd estimated at 20 000 persons at the Iowa state fair Mr Hoover said he first will send the plaque back to New York because I want our friends to see what Iowa is like Then the award will be shipped back to Iowa for display at West Branch The plaque the first to be granted to a notable lowan by the state centennial memorial com mission says in part To Herbert Hoover president of the United States native son of Iowa citizen of the world statesman humanitarian engi neer administrator who has worn the worlds greatest honors with humility the state of Iowa grants the Iowa award The former president who came through the boiling humid weath er withcui difficulty said It may be warm in Iowa but it is one of the healthiest states in the union Master Sgt Walter Benedum of the Iowa military district a member of the armed forces color guard collapsed in the heat while Mr Hoover was speaking North lowans in Port From Korea San Francisco trans port Aiken Victory with her flag at halfmast in memory of a sol dier who died at sea reached port Wednesday with 1490 returning veterans of the Korean war The victim was Cpl James A Williams 22 Brooklyn N Y who died at sea Monday from polio All aboard the ship were either rotation combat personnel bound for leaves and reassignment or enlisted reserve corps members due to be returned to inactive status The North lowans Cpl Wil liam B Anhalt Tripoli Pfc Wal lace E Glaze Ackley Cpl Wil iam R Miner Humboldt Cpl Merle C Scoville Mason City Pvt Ole C Throndson Lawler unrepentant provocative act He demanded that the culprits be seyferely punished The red gen eral told Joy therecord proves that you are thereckless and unscruplous breaker of agree ments A red liaison officer who de livered the note to an allied liai son officer lodged vprbal pro tests that UN infantrymen twice violated the nentralTione McMaster said the U S 5th air force and 8th army promptly began investigatinjfthe charges Not Sinele Out He said the UN command had answered all the previous com munist accusations and denied all of them They havent produced one violation for which we are re sponsible If we did violate the zone would take disciplinary action McMaster said we cant judge the motives of the communists in filing a seemingly endless series of charges of neutrality violations But he suggested The communists may be try ing to build up a record of manu factured incidents bythe UN command to make us look bad in the face of the world We made them look bad oa two previous occasions On these occasions the talks were suspended by the UN com mand until the reds withdrew armed troops from the Kaesong neutral area and after a com pany of armed Chinese soldiers marched near the building in Kaesong where negotiations were being conducted WiliRestudy Sioux City Base Gillette Advises Washington Senator Gil lette DIowa says the air force has advised him it plans to re study the Sioux City air base in connection with any future air expansion Gillette who had protested the proposed expenditure of millions of dollars for new installations while World war II bases such as Sioux City and Ottumwa Iowa lay idle wrote Chairman Russell DGa of the armed services committee Unless I am able to secure some definite information from the air force that those two bases in Iowa will be utilized I cannot vote mil ions more to support construction of new bases in thesame geogra phical location The lowan was making refer ence to the proposed base at Grandview Mo Air force Brig Gen Robert Eaton told Gillette that Sioux City acked requirements needed for the leadquarters central air defense force such as is planned at Grand view The general said such a head quarters must be near a major communication center with trans continental transportation by rail bus air and truck lines and radio systems The installation at Sioux City was constructed and utilized as a 4enginc bomber base and It adapted most readily to meetinj that type of base Eaton wrote Gillette 4   

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