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Fairfield Daily Ledger (Newspaper) - August 10, 1950, Fairfield, Iowa Miss your Ledger phone 1057-j Between 0 30 and 7 15 saturdays 5 to 0the Fairfield daily Ledger consolidation of the Ledger and journal established in 1849, vol. I. No. 186 Fairfield Iowa thursday Augustio 1950 two sections twelve pages Price five centred troops break out of Paktong River trap Okay new tax increase Senate group hikes Levy on corporations Washington aug. Ion up a the Senate finance committee voted today to boost corporation income taxes to yield about $1,500,000,000 a year retroactive to july i. The decision was the first taken by the committee on the major recommendations in president Truman s $5,, Hiu too War tax program. Under the decision if based by Congress corporations will pay a tax rate of 45 per cent on profits Over $25,000 a year compared with the present 38 per cent. Tile committee took the administration corporate tax proposal without change except for the elective Date. Or. Truman had asked that the new rates be made retroactive to Jan. I. Chairman Walter f George a. Ga., reported that the committee unanimously approved the new rate scheduled although there were differences Over the proposed effective Date. He said some members wanted the rates to be effective oct. I but that no record vote was taken. The new schedule eliminates a notch provision in existing Law making for abnormally higher rates for medium sied corporations. This elimination actually Means a slight reduction ranging up to $1,500 a year for about 33,000 corporations earning Between $31,250 and $741,400 a year. George announced that the committee will be ready tomorrow to consider administration recommendations for to to 20 per cent increases in personal income taxes beginning oct. I. The president meanwhile told a news conference that an # excess profits tax will be necessary later but that Congress so mid not consider it until after the election or. Truman said that at the outset of tile Kortan emergency he had called for a tax Bill which he thought could be promptly enacted. This Bill would raise $3,000,000,000 by increasing individual and corporation income taxes. He said an excess profits tax is highly controversial and will take a great Deal of time to consider in Congress. Of course he added eventually there Wil have to be an excess profits tax but he thought it would be better for Congress to delay consideration of it until the members got Over what he called election jitters. Witness Hope to save limb broken in Accident gis ride tank up Hill to attack in Korea Ben Cohen above Miami. Flu., attorney for the s. And g. Syndicate which since has folded up. Testified before the Senate crime probes that the Multi million Dollar Florida gambling organization operated against state Laws and was governed Only by Quot the amount of a International sound photo Krupa band member arrested in Detroit Detroit. Aug. Ion it up it a Edward Darlington 24. Ames. La., a member of Gene Krupa s band was held today for investigation of contributing to the delinquency of a 16-Vear-old girl. Policewoman Marilyn Blake said she found Darlington with the girl in hotel room shortly after Midnight. Both denied that they had been intimate but the girl told authorities they had discussed marriage. A the girl said she met Darlington last week at Jefferson Beach dancing Pavilion where the band is playing. She had dated him tuesday and discussed the possibility of joining the band As a Singer. Darlington is a member of the band s brass Section strike idles atom Plant Oak Ridge. Tenn., aug. Ion a us the first defense Center Trike Nee the korean War began idled i estimated 1.500 Al construct on workers today at two Quaternion Dollar atomic bomb product on plants being rushed to comple on. I Nion sources first reported that Quot very few of any of the 4.500 a Man construction Force showed up but other sources including the atomic Energy commission doubted that All construction had been halted. Al painters and decorators. Lid to be Quot dissatisfied Quot with their Iper visor personnel picketed two the six main entrances to Oak Edge. Most workers passing those ites turned Back but those who Annaly enter via the four unplaced West Gates were believed to Ive gone to work. Some absenteeism also was at buted to rain which fell on the i Omic City this morning. Members of affiliated crafts who ined the walkout included chief carpenters who work alongside e the painters. General labors and i carriers. Spearheads of one of in previous general strikes Here Ace last year were reported work a. An atomic Energy commission Kesman said some aft. Men sed to Cross the painters picket Les because they wanted to Check i the situation first with their siness agents All of whom were noned to a special meeting. Royal family awaits birth of new heir by Kobert Musel London. Aug. Ion up a Princess Elizabeth is expecting her second child Quot any minute her husband said today. The Duke of Edinburgh the husband and prospective father was pacing the floor inside Clarence House their town mansion. Crowds were gathering outside to await the Royal birth. American tourists were among them. The baby will to third in line of succession to tile British throne preceded Only by Elizabeth herself and her firstborn Prince Charles. She and the Duke Are hoping for a daughter this time. Everything was ready for the birth. Sir William Gilliatt and sir John Weir the Royal obstetricians moved into Clarence House last night. So did sister Helen Rowe. The maternity nurse who attended the arrival of Prince Charles. Clarence Hou. E itself has been converted into a private Hospital with the Mast modern medical and surgical equipment. The layout duplicated that prepared for the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace nov. 14, 1948. For the first line Elizabeth did not Toke Hei usual walk in the enclosed Lawn of her mansion today. Instead site spent the morning in her second floor room overlooking the gardens of St. James Palace. The room was far enough from traffic to get Only a subdued hum. Reports from the Jefferson county Hospital this morning stated that the condition of two Accident victims Hurt in two mishaps in and near Fairfield at about the same time yesterday afternoon is described As improved. One of the victims is John f. Murphy sr., Fairfield who suffered a fractured leg when he was hit by a piece of flying Chain while watching a big tree being pulled Over on West Burlington Street. The other injured Man is Francis h. O Keefe Joliet. Illinois who suffered a broken right Arm when he was hit by a truck West of Fairfield on Highway 34. Rumours were spread yesterday afternoon that it was necessary to amputate Murphy s leg but the Hospital report this morning said the Rumor was false. Reports this morning said it is believed the leg can be saved and amputation will not be necessary. Murphy w As standing South of j the Christian Church shortly before 2 p. In. Yesterday watching contractors trying to pull Over a Large tree As a part of the paving project now in Progress. A Large Crane was being used to pull the tree Over with a Cable and Chain. While the Crane was pulling on the tree the Chain snapped allowing a piece of the Chain to Fly through the air with almost the Speed of a Shell and struck Murphy who was several Yards away. The heavy piece of Metal hit his left leg. Causing a bad break about three inches above the ankle. He was rushed to the Jefferson county Hospital by ambulance. American infantrymen cling to their tank As tile Metal monster climbs a Hiil during an attack on red positions on the South korean front. In til i. S. Counter attack flame throwing tanks have been introduced As Well As big general Pershing tanks which mount 90-mm. Guns. The new equipment is being ferried from Japan. Defense department photo from Tel news newsreel. International sound photo Iowa woman slain on train More hopeful for eventual Switzer Okay Douglas. Am. Aug. Ion it up it a discharged Railroad worker strangled an elderly Grinnell la., woman Early today on the Southern Pacific a Golden state limited when she resisted his attempts to i ape her authorities reported Harold t. Lantz. 28. Tucson an. Confessed the slaying to Cho Chise county authorities after he was taken from tile train Here a few minutes after the killing. Spirit Lake. La., aug. To trainmen said he ran Down the up a state democratic chairman Puu Inan aisle screaming someone Jake More predicted today Carroll Switzer would receive Senate con of Keefe the Man injured West j lir Matlon for Federal judge at the of Fairfield was driving an Oil transport truck travelling West on Highway 34. As he crossed a narrow Bridge about three Miles West of the City the truck and a car driven by Rayburn g. Pearson. Batavia. Sideswiped on the Bridge. Pearson was driving East. Both Drivers stopped their be next session of Congress. The Senate refused yesterday to confirm Switzer unsuccessful 1948 democratic gubernatorial candidate for judge of the Southern Iowa District. More said it was possible for Switzer to be named again under an interim appointment. However. Hides and Pearson walked to be would receive no pay. Switzer where the truck was parked to jia8 been serving under such an Check the damage which Dight appointment by president Truman. O Keefe started to walk around View of the Fine record switch truck and As he stepped from behind it was hit by a truck driven Zer has made in the interim appointment Quot More said a i am con by Clarence Shondell Fairfield j indent he will be confirmed and owned by the Nelson Well company. Shondel was driving East and was passing another car when his truck hit of Keefe. Witnesses at the Accident said Shondel was forced to drive closer to the Oil transport than usual because he was crowded Over by the car he was passing. Tile car never stopped. Besides the fractured right Arm. Of Keefe also suffered a lacerated right hand and Shock. He was rushed to the Jefferson county Hospital by ambulance. Tile Accident was investigated by a Highway patrolman. Four iowans wounded during Korea fighting a tile opposition to Switzer has made its Point Quot he added More was Here for democratic organizational meetings. The Senate turned Down Switzer a appointment along with three others. Not a voice was raised in support of Switzer when the Senate took a voice vote. Sen. Guy Gillette. la., was the Only speaker before the vote. But he told the Senate he also voiced the views of sen Bourke b Hickenlooper. R., la Gillette had opposed Switzer a appointment from the first terming it a Quot direct affront Quot to him. He had recommended that or. Truman appoint either de Halbach. Clinton or will Riley Des Moines. Washington. Aug. To it up a president Truman who used to be a senator himself apparently has Washington aug. Ion it up a the department of defense announced the following army Cas-1 not yet been Able to find a Way and it was not believed any unusual j Salties today in its casualty lists j to get around the unwritten code precautions would be necessary to 59 and 60 1- a a to a of the u. S. Senate. Iowa traditionally the Senate Refu is wounded pvt. Gilbert n. Hath-1 to confirm presidential appointees away son of mrs. Oma Hathaway who Are opposed by their own 205 s. Harrison St mount pleas-1 Home state senators. It drove that ant pfc. Alfred d. Malcolm son of mrs. Ethel Lewis Moville pvt James l Miller son of or. And mrs. Dexter n. Miller route i. Albia Cpl. Jerry l. Parks son of nominees for Federal Post e b. Parks jr.<221 Timber drive were opposed by their Home Point Home to the sex senator from Missouri four times. By unanimous vote the Senate refused to confirm the Truman a Tate Des Moines. Senators. Insure quiet. Tilt was some anxiety Over the birth. The 24-year-old Princess had a difficult confinement with Prince Charles. However Gilliatt recited to have said that an instrument birth might not be necessary. The new arrival will not touch off the same Empire wide celebrations provoked by the birth of Prince diaries. But there will be gun salutes and on one Royal Navy ship at least there will be orders a a to wet the baby a head Quot a a special Issue of rum. This ship is Edinburgh a new command the frigate Magpie. I Nymn it Al he Lett the child will be born a Prince Ork Ii i Kluj ask i or Princess under a decree signed by we King George i shortly before Charles birth. This amended a previous decree by King George a which limited the distinction of Royal highness to children born to the Sovereign or his sons. No provision was made for the Kings daughters. Gop urges stronger Friday and saturday Are collection periods of Ltd str Carrier Salesman save your boy extra Steps by making payment on first Call if possible. He will appreciate your co operation. Thank Youl by George e. Reedy or. Up staff correspondent Washington. Aug. Ion up a Senate of Republican leaders said today that president Truman a anticommunist program Falls Short of the needs of National Security. The Republican stand was taken at a meeting of the Senate gof policy committee. The members said they would insist upon enactment of All provisions of the Mundt Ferguson communist control Bdl. Quot we Are especially interested in the provision calling for registration of All communists Quot said Robert a. Taft. O. Quot we Are convinced that the presidents proposals do not include the Republican stand received a warm endorsement from chairman Pat Mccarran a. Nev., of the Senate judiciary committee. His group approved the Mundt Ferguson Bill several weeks ago but it has not been brought to he Senate floor for debate. Quot i think it has Teeth in it i think it is constitutional and i think it is something we need right now Quot Mccarran said. Quot this is no time for Pussy footing. This is a time for the presidents program was outlined in a message to Congress earlier this week it was not Accomma Nind by specific legislation but called for Extension of the statute of limitations on peacetime espionage cases Power to tighten Security in defense areas the registration of rained spies and saboteurs and a closer rein on subversive aliens who cannot be deported. The gop Bill is sponsored by Sens. Karl e. Mundt r., s. D., Homer Ferguson r., mich., and Olin d. Johnston. D., s. C. In addition to requiring registration of All american communists and their front organizations it would ban communists from Federal jobs and passports require the Labelling and identification of All communist propaganda and outlaw conspiracies to establish a for eign Don United dictatorship in the continued on Page six just killed a woman and jumped Oil the his victim Grey haired Mim Ada c. Park if Grinnell la., 70. Was found in a lower berth which was almost torn to pieces in her death struggle with the six foot 185-Pound Lantz. Lantz streaming blood from deep scratches told trainmen he received his injuries while trying to Quot capture the killer before he leaped from tile but. Conductor t s Bryan was suspicious and telephoned ahead to Douglas for police assistance switch Yard employees immediately detached the death car torn the rest of the eastbound Tram while officer1. Went Over it questioning everyone. Lititz repeated the Story of his injuries to police. On the Way to the a Liee station however. Sheriff i. V. Pruitt asked the direct question Quot did you kill this woman Lantz Quot Quot yes Quot he replied. Asked Why he said he did t know. He admitted he had been a a drinking seme Quot since he got on the train at Tucson shortly after Midnight. He told authorities he was tired a a Lew Days ago Quot from his Bridge Carpenter s Job by Southern Pacific because Quot of my record Quot he claimed to be Dis honorable discharged from military a ervice. Lantz said he entered miss Parks lower berth with the idea of a raping Quot however she awakened and screamed Quot he continued Quot i clapped a hand Over Lier Mouth and she began to fight. She clawed and kick continued on Page four Mac defends Chiang talks Tokyo aug. Log up a Gen. Douglas Macarthur i sued a Sharp denial today that his recent talks with Generalissimo Chi aus Kai Shek in Formosa were of a Jed tical nature involving americans policy toward the chinese nationalists Ile said his formosan visit was a a limited entirely to military matters Quot a president Truman a order to the i. S. 7th Fleet to prevent a Chin of communist invasion of Formosa. Political issues he said. Were not Dise used. Macarthur condemned those who a maliciously misrepresented his Mission he called such critics defeatists and appeasers who Eek to undermine Confidence in american moves in the far fast and to create the impression that there is friction Between his Headquarters and Washington. No such disunity exists he said. Rather he said. There is Quot com plete coordination and in Washington Macarthur statement was regarded As part of an american move to reassure Friendly nations critical of the Chiang government that the United states is not changing its policy and throwing political support to the chinese nationalists. Since Macarthur trip there has been widespread doubt in Europe and Asia about a future american plans for Formosa. Judging now underway at county fair Keosauqua Iowa. Aug Ion of exhibitors from Van Buren county shared top honors in the sheep class As judging got underway at the Van Buren couty fair Here yesterday. While Jefferson county sex Hio Tois shared honors in the Grain and soil conservation exhibits. The exposition swings into its second Day of entertainment features today with a revised program. The thrill show program designated for yesterday the opening Day broke Down Enro Ute and failed to show up. As a result Pony and trotting races were presented on the track along with other free attractions As announced. The thrill show Quot Hollywood on wheels was scheduled for today As a result of their postponement of yesterday s program. Today program also included the horse pulling contest with finals in both the heavy and Light weight Classer tonight plus free act attractions judging also began today in the Swine and horse classes with child Lens ponies judged this morning. Tile heavy rain which hit Keosauqua monday night and Early tuesday morning failed to Stop last minute preparations for the fair and when the Gates swung open to the Public yesterday All exhibits and livestock were in place exhibits arc especially Strung in the Junior divisions this year with fair officials reporting the largest number of 4-11 exhibits in the fairs history. Jefferson county exhibitors who figured heavily among the winners As a result of the first Davs judging included a j Mitchell of Packwood and Rester Cloke of Batavia Mitchell took a total of 34 first prizes in the Groin and soil conservation exhibits while Cloke walked off with to firsts in fruit and vegetable displays and mrs. Cloke took 29 firsts in canned and oven products also in the canned and oven products mrs Wallace Plowman Kilbourn won 20 firsts in the plants and Flowers division Melvin Pender of Birmingham racked up 14 top prizes. Dean Thornton. Birmingham dominated the winners in the Shropshire class of the sheep division. Taking a total of 21 firsts. Lloyd Smith. Cantril won eight firsts in the Corriedale class while Lyle Crawford. Birmingham won two firsts in his Corriedale entries. The fair will continue on Friday and saturday with Hor e races scheduled for both afternoons. Magazine sold new York. Auz. Ion up a the monthly Magazine the american Mercury was sold this week to a group headed by Clendenin j Ryan millionaire crusader for Good government it was announced today. Weather i Des Moines la. Aug Ion it up a the weather Iowa mostly Cloudy and cooler this afternoon with thunderstorms in the East and South portions. High today 80-88. Clearing and cooler tonight Low 55-60. Friday partly Cloudy High 78-80 variable winds this afternoon briefly Strong and Gusty in thunderstorms. East northeasterly 12-15 mph Friday. Temperatures yesterday Low 58 High 87. Today at noon 84 yanks Battle enemy horde hand to hand by Hobert Bennyhoff i p staff correspondent on the Paktong River front. Korea. Aug. Ion up a the Paktong River bulge a communist pocket on the East Side of the River some 25 Miles Southwest of Taegu boiled today with a series of hand to hand Battles Between american . S and 4,000 enemy troops. While recently arrived in Fanti it units drove directly Westward at Dawn the 34th ret intent of t he 24th division attacked on the Northern Hank Iii an Effort to drive the North k Irea is into the River from Tiirik 21 to four mile deep pocket. At the same time the enemy. Swarming like flies on the Hills and wearing branches in packs and headgear for camouflage counterattacked to retain their foothold Iii the american lines. The fighting was at extremely close quarters. Capt. Mike Byars of Chicago a company commander described it this Way Quot we moved up toward High ground we wanted to use us a jump off line but they were already there and i they were attacking too. They were thicker than flies on their Side of the Hill and we were firing at less than a 100-Yard up to 11 30 a. In. <9 30 p. In. Edt wednesday the communists had not registered any gains. The americans hitting the communists with planes artillery grenades and Rifle lire made local advances across a Hill toward the main enemy strength dug in on a two mile Long Ridge that runs into the bulge at a 30-degree Angle from the Center. But so far there has been no general withdrawal of reds Back across the River. The reds have held their East Bank foothold for live Days now to Root them out the air Force supported ground troops closely but the North koreans use of branches for camouflage made them almost invisible from the air shortly after the americans attacked and the enemy counterattacked. The americans poured in reinforcements and then stepped up their flank attacks. Eventually Forward observation posts and spotter planes reported that the red had pulled Back some of their outposts from the perimeter of the beachhead. But in other parts of the rapidly changing Battelline extremely cease Range fighting was in Progress with the yanks using hand grenades. The Mission of the air and ground troops was to destroy or drive into the River the red forces Thev had chased yesterday from a High Ridge commanding a series of lower ridges running through the pocket tile drive against the High Ridge was the first big beating the americans had administered since the Battle of the bulge opened. They hoped to Complete the Job today lit by Penny Detroit. Auk Ion it up a Theodore Gordon safely on the outside it jail clutched his Lucky Penny today. Gordon denied a loitering charge when brought before record s judge Charles w. Jones. Quot ii you Haven to got u Penny in your pocket you loitering Quot Jones said. Gordon aug deep and came up with a Penny. Quot Cue said the judge. Predict drop in Corn crop bulletin l get Moines la., aug Ion up a the Iowa crop Ami livestock reporting service forecast the state s 1950 Corn crop today at 486.050,000 bushels Down 16 per cent from the 1949 output. Washington. Aug Ion a up Ltd the agriculture department today estimated the 1950 Corn crop at 3.167.607.000 bushels and the wheat crop at 996,490000 bushels the department s first estimate for 1950 soybean production was 270.701 too bushels. The Corn forecast was Down slightly from the 3,175,602.000 estimate of last month but the predicted crop still was the fifth largest in history. The wheat production estimate was up slightly from the 956.586 too bushels forecast last month. The 1949 Corn crop totalled 3,377 790.000 bushels the 1939-48 average was 2.900.932.000. The wheat crop layer came to 1,146.463,000 bushels 10-year average 1.031.312.000 Winter wheat production was estimated at 740.537,000 bushels compared with 720,545.000 last month and a 1949 crop of 901.668.000 a Spring wheat crop of 255.953,000 bushels was forecast compared with 236.041.000 last month and 244,795,000 in 1949. Acreage allotments were fixed by the government for wheat this year and for Corn grown in the commercial Corn Belt in order to forestall threatened surpluses. Allies crush second Force above Taegu by Earnest i Hoberecht up staff correspondent Tokyo Friday aug. La a up a communist forces burst out of a Bridgehead in the Elbow of the Paktong River today and raced several Miles southeastward threatening the flank of american columns on the March less than three Miles from Schinju. But in other sectors the allies wiped out a Bridgehead Over the Paktong near Taegu trapped 800 to 1,000 communists East of Schinju scored i gains up to 12 Nule it on the South j coast and drove the enemy b ick i on the Northern front. A lightning thrust by counter attacking North korean from the j Bridgehead some 30 Miles Northeast of Schinju threw out of balance the otherwise firm stand on the Paktong line about 3c0 or 400 of the communists boxed in for five Days or. The Paktong where it turns eastward to Pusan slashed through the Southeast Corner of he Box. They struck out southeastward seized a Bridge Over the Paktong about 15 Miles North of Masan and sent feeler patrols Dosani the Highway leading to that port 25 Miles behind the spearhead of the american push to the Gates of Schinju. A spokesman at Gen. Douglas Macarthur Headquarters said the u. S. 35th regimental combat team was Quot advancing on big transport Center at which the first american offensive of the War was aimed and were less than three Miles from it the u. S. Marines on the coast Southeast of Schinju were mopping up isolated communist pockets and moving Forward virtually at will with a 12-Nule gain reported by supreme Headquarters. The Midnight communique said the communists in the Elbow Bridgehead were under mounting attack and artillery fire. But front reports and an 8th army Headquarters statement disclosed that Shock troops of the estimated 4.000 men in the pocket Hud counterattacked. A front dispatch said it was too Early to guess just what the enemy thrust might develop into. It said that perhaps 300 to 400 Norfi koreans were moving southward Quot but How Many More will try to follow them has not been the late communique added nothing to front reports from the Taegu area. Which said a com noun is Bridgehead about to Miles from the provisional capital had been wiped out three Hundred enemy dead were counted and the u. 8. 1st cavalry division units took to prisoners. Neither Headquarters nor front reports had clarified the Overall situation around Wae Gwan Northwest of Taegu. Whether the shattered Bridgehead was the Only remaining communist toehold on the East Bank of the Paktong there was Uncertain. Macarthur communique said Only that the Wae Gwan Bridgehead was Quot contained and under attack Quot and another five Miles North of Wae Gwan was isolated by korean republicans. The South koreans smashed one Bridgehead earlier. South korean troops counterattacked and drove the enemy Back in the area of Ruisong. Northeast of Taegu the communique reported. But communist pressure continued in that sector. On the East coast. Communist troops moving South from captured Yongdok were checked just South of the it Ort by the South koreans. Outmatched communist troops were in Panicky flight in the Schinju sector. U s. Forces sprung a trap on Soo to 1.000 of them when american columns joined up in advances Westward and northward on the Schinju approaches. A threat to Taegu was eased thursday evening when the u. S. Seventh cavalry regiment with Strong artillery and tank support smashed a communist Bridgehead Southeast of Wae Gwan and some to Miles from the provisional capital. The enemy Force in the first cavalry sector was u. S. 8th army Headquarters announced the yanks who had surrounded continued on Page five strike continues at malleable factory the walkout at the Iowa malleable Iron company was in its fourth Day today As members of the International moulders and foundry workers Union maintained pickets around the plan. It was reported that a meeting is scheduled tomorrow Between Union and company officials during which efforts will be nude to Settle grievances. The walkout which affects approximately 150 employees began shortly before la a. In monday and has been m Progress since

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