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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Doily Newspaper Edited tot MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MlWSrAMK THAT MAKIS ALL NOITH IOWAMS N CIG H 0 ft S 1 F HOME EDITION fOL LVU Pnm and United MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY A MIL i 1951 Paper Consists otTwo Out in Truman Hails Senators on Troop Voting Washington UP President Truman Thursday des cribed the senates troppsforEurope resolution as further evidence that the country stands firm in its support of the North Atlantic treaty Mr Truman hailed the his plan to send 4 additional army divisions to the western European defense a statement He read it at a news conference and then brushed off questions about a provision his leaders in the senate fought against bitterly This was the declaration that Mr Truman should not deploy more than 4 divisions to Europe with out further congressional author ity Power The president has taken the he has full constitutional power to send American troops wherever he believes their pres ence will best serve the nations interest In effect the senate declaration that he should get congressional amounted to a challenge of that position But the president was in no mood at his meeting with the re porters to press the issue In response to questions he said he always has consulted with both houses on all major foreign policy steps The only thing under consider ation by the senate was the ques tion of providing the 4 divisions Mr Truman added The senate approved the con troversial resolution by an over whelming 69 to 21 vote Votinj for it were 42 democrats and 2 republicans against were 19 re publicans and two democrats Not Blndinr This resolution called for con gressional approval of any fur ther peacetime reenforcements for Eisenhowers force It was noi legally binding on the president there was a dispute over its moral persuasion Nor did the resolution spell out just how Mr Truman is to obtain Secy Brannan to Push Iowa Corn Planting approval It was backed by an almost Identical advisory resolution aimed at getting the house to act on the troops issue too With the exception of the ap proval for the 4 division transfer the concrete results debat even after thVlongoratory climaxed by a 7hour senate ses Wednesday Senator Fulbright DArk one of the two democrats who voted against the he regarded it as a very danger ous precedent because he doesnt think congress should interfere with the president in deployment of troops Senator Ellendef D La didnt explain his no vote However he has said congress should not interfere in troopstoEurope question the Letup No Letup on War Danger Truman Says Washington Tru man said Thursday the danger of a 3rd World war is just as great as it ever was The president told a news con ference however he hopes there never will be a World war III and he is doing all he can to pre vent it Always Dancer The president would not com ment on a speech Thursday by Speaker bayburn that large num bers of troops are massing in Manchuria and that they are not all Chinese communists He did say the speaker is a truthful man As to the remark by Rayburn there is terrible danger of an other world war Mr Truman said he had no further comment Then pressed as to whether he thought there is still danger to day of a 3rd world war Mr Tru man declared there was still as much danger today as there has ever been Plan Retaliation He recalled there was danger at the time America had to insti tute the Berlin air lift danger at the time the GreekTurkish aid program was started and danger since the time the communists invaded South Korea As long ago as last February 24 AP Reporter Don Whitehead wrote from the Pentagon here that massed air or sea attacks by the enemy would trip the trigger of swift retaliation AffcfU tritrit talk 24 To Meet Planners in Des Moines By OVID A MARTIN Washington fi The govern ment gave evidence Thursday of its concern over food production prospects this year Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan arranged an emergency 11 state conference of mid western farm officials at Des Moines Sat urday to discuss a disturbing sur vey on spring planting plans foi corn and other livestock feed grains Not Enough Made by the department two weeks ago the survey indicated farmers did not plan to plant enough feed grain to maintain present levels of production of meat dairy and poultry products Subsequent inquiries by the de partment tended to bear out the survey Consequently Brannan ar ranged to fly outto the com belt to start ah immediate and in tensive campaign the department said to impress upon farmers the need for more grain Earlier this week major nation al farm1 organizations issued a joint statement declaring uncer tainties as to supplies of farm machinery fertilizers labor and prices threatened to hold down farm production this year i said Brannan hoped the Des Moines meeting would have a twofold effect of 1 im pressing upon farmers the need for niore grain and 2 of helping him convince other government agencies of agricultures needs in the way of manpower machinery arid other supplies now being di verted in large measure to mili tary uses Start Appeal Information obtained at the Des Moines meeting is expected to be used by Brannan in appeals to defense agencies for larger allo cations of steel for farm machin ery and equipment and to the de fense department for deferment of more farm Workers from the draft Members of all county mobiliza tion committees have been asked to attend the meeting in Des Moines said Elmer W Krause erro Gordo county production and marketng administration chairman The committees include PMA the extension service the Farmers Home administration soil conservation service1 and Federal Land bank Krause said The meeting is scheduled for 2 p m at the Hotel Savery Would End Rent Control in Iowa Des Moines UR The Iowa louse sifting committee brought out a concurrent resolution Wed nesday to end federal rent con in Iowa The resolution wnich was placed on the house calendar would di the governor to notify Federal Sousing Expediter Tighe Woods hat federal rent controls no long er were necessary in Iowa I AP Wlrcphoto GRAND Kenneth Wherry G 0 P floor leader and Sen Tom Connally D Texas shake hands Wednesday after the senate gave full endorsement to sending 100000 American 4 combat divisions and their supporting the defense of western Europe However the resolution which passed called on the president to obtain congress approval before ordering any more troops to the international army President in Another NosePunching Mood Washington Truman said Thursday Jona than Daniels whose magazine article about his views on congressional tenure was denounced by the white house is still a welcome presidential visitor Presidential Secretary Joseph Short Wednesday des cribed the Collier article as a misleading distortion of a casual joking comment on congressional reform which the president had made in a private and confidential talk with Daniels Mr Truman wouldnt comment further on the article except to back up everything Short said Favored Limits Daniels editor of the Raleigh N Car News and Observer anc a Truman biographer had writ ten for Colliers magazine that Mr Truman favored limiting service of house members and senators to 12 years Daniels also repre sented the president as favoring the election of house members every 4 years at the same tune the president is chosen Short said Daniels did not speak with presidential authority anc that the president did not seethe article Daniels said in Short would learn from white house files that the lot even attempted until he wrote he president about it last winter When Mr Truman was asked Thursday if Daniels would be welcome at thewhite house now he replied ofcourse he will Mr Trumans quick denial of he Daniels article apparently squelched what might have been a political boner But there still was fuel for con roversy Thursday in the state ment attributed to the president thus far not he is saving up 4 or 5 good hard punches on the nose for persons vho have Written lies about his amily John Hersey wrote in the New Yorker magazine that the presi dent added in a conversation with iim And when Im out of this job m going to run around and de iver them personally Promises Delivery Hersey said that on an early morning stroll together the presi dent told When you come down to it heres just one thing I draw the ine at and thats that kind of at ack on my family All About The WEATHER t o w ft Mostly cloudy scattered showers west and south por tions Thursday night and Fri day Cooler northwest Friday afternoon Low Thursday night 32 to 38 northeast to 38 to 42 south and west Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Thursday night with showers spreading into south portion Friday mostly cloudy showers south portion Not so cool south portion Thursday night Cooler over most of state Friday Low Thursday night 2530 north 30 35 south High Friday 4045 I dont care about me Im make mistakes what they human I Any mari say can make mistakes even if hes try ing with all his heart and mind to do the best thing for his coun try But a mans family ought to be sacred There was one columnist who wrote some lie about my family when I was in the senate and in stead of writing him a letter I called him on the phoneand I said you so and so if you say another word aboutmy family Ill come down to your office and shoot you He hasnt printed a whisper about them Critic Recalled The columnist wasnt identified But it recalled the language the president employed later inwrit ing to Paul Hume Washington Post music critic who criticized Margaret Trumans singing The presidents sometimes earthy language has drawn pro tests in the past But that criti cism hasnt approached the con troversy which might have broken out over the proposal to change congressional election rules Army Starts Rotdtion PlanSoon Washington army will begin about the middle of this month to bring back from Korea men who have been long engaged in the fighting there They will be replaced by fresh troops Secretary of the Army Pace an nounced the plans Thursday He said GenDouglas MacArthur will decide policy on selection of men to be sent home The first battle veterans should sail from Korea within a few weeks Pace said Depends on In a statement Pace emphasized that the rate of rotation will de pend upon both the flow of re placements to the war theater and upon the necessity to maintain the combat effectiveness of all units how in Korea The exact number of men to be rotated in the early stages of the program has not been determined He said the exchange of fresh men for battle veterans will even tually run to about 20000 each month The army said this rate may be reached by early summer The rotation plan calls for the return direct to the United States of as many troopsas ticularly in the early phases of the program Garrison Duly Later some men from Korea may be reassigned to garrison duty in Japan or other parts of the far east command such as Okina wa Even these garrison troops will eventually be brought back to he United States when the out ward movement of troops is flow ing smoothly The army said returning veter ans will disembark either at Seat le or San Francisco All veterans returned to the United States will be given a chance for home leave before pro ceeding to their next duty stations as ABom Man Wife Get Chair Sobell Given 30 Years New York atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death in the electric chair Thursday for spying for Russia The husband and wife parents of two childrenare the first American citizens ever to be sentenced to death tor spying against their country either in war or peace time Blamed for Casualties I consider your crime worse than murder said Feder al Judge Irving R Kaufman I believe youn conduct input ting into the hands of the Rus sians the Abomb before our scientists predicted Russia would perfect the bomb has already aused the communist aggression n Korea with the resultant cas ualties exceeding 50000 Ameri cans and who knowsbut that mil ions more of innocent people may pay the price of your treason The judge said the trial indi cates quite clearly that an enemy lation is employing secret as well as outspoken forces among our own people He set the week of May 21 for heir execution Chair Both Rosenberg a 32yearold electrical engineer and his 35 earold wife showed little emo ion at the sentence Rosenbergs aw muscles tightened His tiny wife grasped achair and breathed heavily Radar Expert Morton Sobell 34 a 3rd defendant was sentenced o 30 yearsin prison Kaufman High Water Forces Out 7 Families Seven families were foiced out of their homes by high water in Mason City Wednesday night and Thursday rooming Threat ofmore was lessened with the ie port that Wmnebago river crested at 1130 p m Wednesday and had dropped about two feet up to 10 a m Thursday Most of the flooding occurred north of Parkers Woods park in northwest Mason City near Willow creek There 5 families either were lemoved by firemen in boats or escaped before boats were needed Evacuated Residences evacuated were al 420 Van Buren Mrs Alma Smith 416 Van Buren N W Robeit L Dorr 607 Van Buren N W Pau Hert and 505 Harrison N W Mrs Ralph Dorr and 3 of her children were removed by boat by the fire department about 6 p m Mr and Hert and two children were taken from their home by boat about the same time In the northeast part of the city the furniture and personal be longings of Clifford W Lundberg 671 7th N E were removed be cause of high waters m the Wm nebago river Charles Sachen West Haven was taken across a creek by a boat aid his guilt was of a lesser i tr T ir Smith 525 JV an Buien NWRalph Former Army Sgt David 3reenglass 29 who pleaded guil y and gave testimony that helped convict Mrs Rosenberg his sis er wilLbe sentenced Friday Attorneys for the Rosenbergs and Sobell said they would ap peal the convictions and sentences In sentencing the Rosenbergs for iffenses committed in 1944 and 945 while the nation was at war udge Kaufman appealed to con gress to tighten peacetime espi mage laws He said that anybody convicted f transmitting secrets now con erning the new type Abomb or lie hydrogen bomb could be sen enced to no more than 20 years The penalty for wartime espion ge is death or a maximum of 30 ears in prison Time U Act It is time he said for con ness to examine the penal provi ions of this act The Rosenbergs were accused of btaining sketches of the socalled atom bomb and turn ng them over to Russian agents hey obtained sketches of the xmb from Greenglass who was employed on the highly secret tomic project at Los Alamos N The peiite Mrs Rosenberg was ale but smiling as she entered he courtroom She and her hus and stood briefly as Kaufman ressed them Kaufman read from a prepared ext in slow measured words Plain deliberate murder is warfed by your acts he said He said their actions were far ifferent from those of the famed imerican revolutionary spy Na han Hale who died for his own ountry Hale Was Different This is a dirty rayal of ones country Caufman said Kaufman said the Rosenbergs made a choice of the denial od and the denial of the sanctity f the individual He said this xactly at noon and as he spoke ic bells of a nearby church tolled Kaufman declared he had searched the records any my con cience for some reason for mercy at 515 p m No Ice Blocks Acting Fire Chief Boyd Arnold who had been out most of the night helping persons to evacuate said the flood was about the same as most spring floods m Mason City or maybe a little higher than average One unusual aspect of the flooding is that there is no ice blocking the flow of water as is usually the case The creek and Winnebago river are ust running ull of water The fire department had 12 calls hioughout Wednesday night and Thursday morning A number of sewer plugs were put in basement sewers in which water was back ng up Much of the snow has melted and further heavy flooding is not probable within the next 24 hours inless heavy rains fall Cliff Hamblin city engineer said MRS ETHEL AND Worse JDhim Murder Drive Toward Red Troop Mass of War By OLEN CLEMENTS s An American task r miles inside red Korea Thursdayatthe spearhead allied drive along 40 miles of the western dnd This was the deepest penetration into red current allied drive t i A U S 8th army communique reported only light its patrol to the vicinity of Chail nearly8 miles north of paral lel 38 on the UijongbuKumh wa road The dispersed an estimated t enemy company near Chail at midday Thursday The United Nations ground commander U Gen Matthew B Ridgway joined his boidercrps smg troops Ridgway wore a live genade dangling from his familiar aratioopeV harness Artillery Over Allied artillery blazed a path for he v United States forces driving oward the biggest communist troop mass of the war Wai planes rocketed and firebombed the lereely resisting reds The communists fought back mortais artillery and small arms On the westein front they were defending a densely fortified aiea v f A divisional staff com mented 1 The lenemy Thursday Instead rolling with oui punch as in the last lew days he was determined to stayin hii positions Trench Warfare c AP Con espondent John Ran dolph lepoited the led positions were laced by trench Imes on every hill and anchored in long planned and wellbuilt dugoujs Some of these dugouts have con crete walls rfeetjthicte Steep hills barred thepath for the advancing allies both on the western and central fronts Dough boys had to drive the off al most every peak On the east coast where op position was light two South Ko Carl Vinson Would Scuttle Student Deferment Program By UNITED PRESS Washington OIR Chairman Carl Vinson of the house armed services committee predicted Thursday that the house will scuttle the liberal new deferment plan for college students Amendment Planned The Georgia democrat said that an amendment barring the plan will be offered next week to the pending draft bill Rep W Sterling Cole RNY said he will fight the amend ment because the armed services committee of which he is a mem ber already has given informal endorsement to the student defer ment plan Too Liberal Other committee sources objected however that they did not realize how liberal the plan was when Draft Director Lewis B Her shey first outlined it GlobeGazette weather statistics or hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 4S Minimum 24 At 8 a m 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 24 Irriore class or the upper threefourths of the senior class Under the Hershey plan college students of average ability could win deferment from year to year by passing a test or ranking in the upper half of the freshman class the upper twothirds of the sopho but I am convinced that I would violate the trust placed in me it I showed any lenience to the Rosen bergs The courtroom was deathly si lent as he pronounced sentence Then he called a brief recess Marshals escorted the Rosenbergs from the courtroom The husband and wife smiled faintly at one an other as they passed through the door but said nothing During the recess the judge could be seen walking back and forth in his room his head bowed Then Sobell was called up for sentence His wife not involved in the case sat among the spec tators Kaufman said there was no doubt about Sobells guilt as a spy but he said the evidence did not point to any activity on his part in connection with atom bombs Lesser Offense Declaring he recognized the lesser degree of Sobells of fense the judge said I cannot be moved by hysteria or motivated by a desire do the popular thing GlobeGazette photo by Miuset HIGH WATER W Munn points out the high water mark on the furnace in the basement of M Christiansen home 402 Jackson N W At the high point the water was running in the basement windowsand was 3 feet above thefloor water was being pumped out Thursday ;