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   Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - September 17, 1950, Waterloo, Iowa                                Section (--Pages I to 12 FIRST WITH THE Cloudy and cooler. NEWS ESTABLISHED 1854 WATERLOO, IOWA, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1950 FORTY-EIGHT PAGES. PRICE TEN CENTS ALLIES BATTLING INSIDE SEOUL No Pact Agreement Held Up by French Attitude Meeting Is Recessed Until Monday. New 12 nation North Atlantic treaty council last night recessed its two-day meeting until Monday without reaching an agreement on West Germany's role in the proposed European defense force. A brief "interim" council communique issued after the meeting broke up at p. m. (CST) said the council "con- tinued its discussion of the de- fense of the North Atlantic area and has recessed until Monday at 11 a. m." Asked what the status was of the touchy question of West Ger- many's participation in the in- ternational defense force, one delegation spokesman said "The question is right where it was." But he emphasized that the talks had not reached the "dead- lock" state. French Factor. The difficulty facing the coun- cil centers on French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman's res- ervations on arming Germany as proposed by Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Authorities said that while the French attitude so far had Fear 47 Died When Ship Hit Mine St. Lamo, A French weather observation! ship with 90 crewmen and passengers aboard hit a mag- netic mine and _ sank in the stormy English channel before dawn yesterday and 47 persons were feared drowned. The ship, the na- val meteorological frigate La Place, was plowing through gales in the Bay of Frannaie, from Brest to St. Malo, when she struck the World war II mine at a. m. Fishermen along the Britanny coast said a second probably bursting lowed almost immediately and the frigate sank before rescue boats could reach the scene. Forty-three survivors and 11 bodies were dragged from the TOT TO ffi Declares GOP Plans to Keep Watch on Marshall in New Post. Washington, D. With Gen. George C. Mar- shall's confirmation as de- fense secretary assured, Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-O) called last night for a review of U. S. military policy. Taft and other Republican senators made it clear that Marshall's performance in new post will be watched critically by the GOP. MacArthur Watches Pre-Landing Bombardment blocked an agreement it was still possible that a compromise formula might be worked out when the 12 foreign ministers try again. One suggestion was that the council stress its intention to give first call on arms to the Allies. When their rearmament had been accomplished, then con- sideration could be given toward arming West Germany as part of the international defense force to be placed under a single Allied commander. It was understood that France alone of the 12 powers wanted more time to consider the im- plications of the "single pack- age" plan put forward by Ache- son. Big Three Also Stuck. By failing to complete its work last night, the treaty coun- cil found itself in the same position that the Big Three for- eign ministers were in at the end of their three-day meeting earlier last week. Because of the German ques- tion the Big Three also are scheduled to meet again on Mon- day or Tuesday, although they by mid-morn- ing, but late yesterday they were whipped up again by a storm of near-cyclonic strength, which hampered the search. The frigate went down two and one-half miles off shore, 16 miles west of St Malo. She was en route here for ceremonies, inaugurating a new lock in the harbor. The cere- monies were canceled. The marine ministry said the frigate carried five officers, 19 FOREIGN ROUNDUP petty officers, 51 sailors and 15 passengers. precisely Friday in waiving a statute banning military men from the defense secretaryship. Most Republicans voted against the waiver. No Confidence Vote. The votes, 202 to 105 In the house and 47 jto- 21 in the senate, fell far short df a rousing vote of confidence in the 69-year-old five-star general. The senate, perhaps on Mon- day, formally will confirm Mar- shall's appointment. He is scheduled to succeed retiring Secretary Louis John- son at the Pentagon on Tues- day. Taft told a reporter that the Sen. Douglas MacArthur (right and memben of his staff view pre-landing bombardment and air strikes from the USS Mt. they were on deck when the ship struck the mine and were blown overboard. Germany Heidelberg Lfl The current big U. S. army maneuvers have demonstrated the dangerous nu- merical inadequacy of the pres- ent occupation force to defend western Germany in case of a real invasion from the east. High officers say, however, they have been cheered by the knowledge that American troops here are fit and ready for com- bat. The army threw into the maneuvers beginning last week nearly every available soldier, sailor and airman in Germany. They faced an "invasion" by only six mythical enemy di- i fraction of the force Russia could hurl into western Germany if she chose to attack. Yet, under the conditions of the exercise, American forces had to make a pell mell retreat of about 200 miles in order to make a paper pretense of stop- ping the invasion later. The defense line they finally set up in front of Frankfurt and Heidelberg left most of the American occupation zone Inhabitants of Inchon Seem Happy Inchon, Korea Residents who fled in terror during the heavy United Na- tions softening-up naval bom- bardment returned under cross- fire to this port city yesterday to find two-thirds of the build- ings destroyed and many friends and relatives dead. The city still was smoulder- ing from the impact of the bombardment and the United Nations D-Day in Korea. But the Koreans were not "And there ought to be a re- bitter-about the devastation they appraisal by somebody new according to Rear Adm. er than by one who has been too Sohn Won Yil, whose South 'Ko- close to it all his Taft said.'rean marine brigade had the job referring to the former armypf mopping up and distinguish- chief of staff's 45 years of, ing friend from foe in the path One group of 19 survivors said'first order of business should be a complete reappraisal of cur- rent American military policy with special emphasis on the size of the air force, the number of army divisions, and the ques- tion of American garrisons in western Europe. "Needs Reappraisal." Korean Reds Surrender at Inchon service. of the American advance. i (Continued on page 2, column 6) had planned to clean up their work this week. During the day's discussions, Schuman was reported to have expressed the opinion that arms for Indn-China should be placed ahead of any plan to arm West Germans. It was learned that the 12 y% J foreign ministers instructed their Ulm OTlCl deputies to meet Sunday and to prepare a recommended com- munique for consideration Mon- day. The deputies also were nsked to make a study of the pos- sibility of placing controls on prices of raw materials. This has been recommended because the huge rearmament program Of the 162 Republicans voting "The people seem the in the senate and house, 125 cast ballots, against waiving the ban for Marshall. Even Marshall's strongest opponents conceded that his senate confirmation is certain despite Taft's opposition. But Senate Republican Floor Leader Kenneth S. Wherry, Neb., told a reporter that "instead of creating unity the president has created disunity by breaking a law despite the efforts of those of us who sought to reaffirm it." Wherry referred to the pro- vision of the basic 1947 military statute which prohibits any man who has served as a mili- admiral said. "They knew this was coming. They are glad to see the Communists driven out. Sohn, chief of naval operations for the little republican sea force, said the Inchon' residents told him of a tragic error many citizens had made. "The people began evacuat- ing three days he said, "after the American bombard- ment squadron started a soft- ening-up attack on Communist coastal defenses here. "After two days (Friday) they began coming back." Friday was D-Day. Returning refugees walked right into the tary officer in the previous air, sea and ground attack and decade from becoming head of crossfire between Americans and the defense department. South Koreans. "Many were the ad- said. He estimated that two-thirds of Inchon was destroyed, mostly Lady Ikes to Have i Ridf> i Kiae George Dawson Die Same Day The deans of two professions in Waterloo, Dr. John O'Keefe, physician, and George Dawson, attorney died yesterday Stories wijj Clinton, la. (ft A trip up the Mississippi river in the "Rob house boat owned by O. D. Colhs of Clinton will be provided for the "Lady Ikes" at the annual convention of the Izaak Walton league here Sept. 23. is expected prices. to boost world Nude Walks by As Cops Discuss Case Council Bluffs, la. (INS) Council Bluffs police did not have to look far to find a man who was reported walking through the city in the nude. As officers were discussing the case, one of them looked out the window of the police station just the male Godiva was and pictures on page 13. Other feature stories. Wives and auxiliary members ;e the trip after a lunch- 'eon served on board the boat. Page, A breakfast for the ladies will "Believe It or Not" given Sunday, Sept. 24 by Cedar Falls 18 igithe newly formed Ding Darling women's chapter of Des Moines. Sioux City to Cut Gas Rate a Dollar Sioux City, la. A new gas rate schedule, expected to save consumers a dollar a month, was being prepared in Sioux City yesterday. City in Brief ................14 Classified Advertising 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 Farm News .................45 Inside Labor 6 ................43 Markets Northeast Iowa 20, 21 Radio Programs 48 40 V, w, 43 by shelling. American and British naval forces tried to concentrata on Red gun positions, but the guns were all over the hilly peninsula on which the city was built. Chinese Nationalist flafi fluttered over several shops and buildings which still standing in the downtown area. The big colony of Chinese resi- dents apparently was using the same device they employed dur- ing the American liberation of Inchon in 1945. Then they wanted to be dis- tinguished from the Japanese. Today they want to dis- tinguished from the Chinese Communists. CAR BACKS OVER CHILD. i Cedar Rapids, 22, ing. He Uncle Wipij.lv !6 37. rnv _ j A JC3H9I Ann Keeley, 2, was killed Friday an auto backing out of North Korean soldiers, hands held high in surrender, are examined by UN invading soldiers at Inchon, Korea, Sept. 15. This U. S. army photo was made by Cpl. Dangle (first name not available) of Cincinnati, O. (U. S. army radiophoto from Tokyo via AP Wirephoto direct to Courier) Stripped Prisoners Get Front Seats on Beach for the lower rates effective Oct. i FIGHTERS 1I1JED FLEET Tank-Led Troops Take Kiupo Airfield, Marines Hit from South. Tokyo Tank-led United troops overran Seoul's outer defenses Saturday, seized its big Kimpo air base, and were reported by South Korea's ra- dio to be fighting inside Seoul itself. United Nations forces 165 miles to the southeast gouged out gains up to five miles in their new offensive against Reds rimming the old beachhead. As reinforcements and terlel poured ashore at Inchon, the first air attack was today Against the supporting U. S. and British fleet off the west coast port. Two Russian-built Yak fighters strafed and bombed but there waa no report of any damage to tha warships. All bombs missed. A British cruiser shot down Yak after its bullets had wounded three men aboard the warship. Southeast Attacks Resumed. Field dispatches from southeast beachhead said UN at- tacks were resumed at daybreak today. Associated Press Correspon- dent Jack MacBeth said them was an air of optimism at imperiled Taegu. A U. S. First corps spokesman said the offen- sive was "going about as we ex- pected." But First corpsmen fighting within three miles of Waegwan, 12 miles northwest of Taegu, re- ported stiffening Red resistance. U. S. "First cavalry division soldiers attacked hill 10 and 12 miles north and northwest of Taegu. AP Correspondent Stan Swin- ton reported from the southern end of the 125-mile battle that the U. S. 25th division re- sumed the attack today after a quiet night. From the strongly-established beachhead at Inchon, U. S. and South Korean marine columns struck northwest and southwest of Seoul, supported by 45-ton Pershing tanks. Take Industrial Area. The South Korean republic's radio at Pusan, quoting the South Korean high command, said marine force captured the su- burban industrial ward of Yong- dungpo at 5 p. m. Saturday (9 a. m. CST) in street fighting led by tanks. It said other United Nations units hurdled the broad Han river into Seoul proper and advancing towards the heajt of the city of more than population. Another tank-speared U. S. marine force came pounding Inchon, Korea MacArthur went ashore at Inchon for the first time today for a frontline In- spection of the west coast beachhead his landing forces had carved oat of Communist- held Korea. drivfiwav. h t'VT citv i. served by the Iowa' .____ mental hospital attendants. ......25, 26, 27. 28, 29, 30, 31 {Public Service Co. An American soldier guards a group ef North Korean prhonert, appearing bt ifripped, taken Sept. 15 during invasion ef Inchon, Korea. (U. S. army rediephoto from Tokyo via AP Wirephote direct to Courier.) down the east bank of the Haa river across from Kimpo field and entered Neungg Kok, northwestern Seoul suburb, the republican announcement said. The marines already had captured Kimpo, 15 miles northwest of Seoul, light North Korean rests, It is the best air base that Ko- rea has to offer, and a U. S. force spokesman who an- nounced its capture predicted it soon woujd be in Allied tion. "Medlrat" Csswtftlst. Reports from Tenth headquarters, apparently behind the South Korean radio brosd cast, placed U. S. marinas IT miles from Seoul at sn specified time Saturday,   

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