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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lot N CITY GLOBEGA TMI NIWSPAMI THAT MAKfS ALL NOITH IOWANS N 11 C H O R VOL LV11 Associated Prtia United Full Lease Wires Centt Brannan Calls for More Corn Has Great Fear for U S Reserve By KNOX CllAIG les Moines of Agriculture Brannan Saturdav urged midwest farmers to increase their acreage of corn He ex pressed the view that in price ar rangements the farmer will not be penalized for producing abundant ly So far as I can see the sec retary said in an address prepared for delivery at a conference of agriculture mobilization commit tees here there is no reason whatsoever for farmers to hold back Fears Tor Reserves He said that unless midwestern farmers increase their 1951 corn acreage sharply over 85000000 acres Americas corn reserve will be completely wiped out by the fall of 1952 Prior to addressing members of both states and county mobiliza tion committees Brannan met with agricultural leaders of 11 midwest corn states Agricultural leaders have been concerned with reports that farm ers would plant about 85000000 acres of corn as compared with U S department of agriculture goal of 90000000 acres A corn acreage reduction would mean a threat to the expanding livestock program A corn short age could mean fewer steaks and chops in the butcher shop Most States Okay In a news conference following the closed morning sessionBran nan saidhe believed most of the midwestern states would meet their USDA corn goals The secretary of agriculture also touched on foreign policy after outlining the need for the farmer to increase the production of feed grains to keep up with the ex panded livestock program The chips are down he as lerted The communist bluff has been called The forces of free dom will either win or lose Nobody knows what the next moveof may be he MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AW11L 7 1J51 This Paper ol Two m CJobcGazctte photo by Musscr WINNEBAGO OVERFLOWSThis picture shows how the Winnebago rivef its banks east of the Waterworks Saturday morning martfoninga number of homes in that area Photograph was taken from the waterworks looking east toward llth N E Floods Seen Receding in City Area Haitiswollen Willow creek and the Winnebago river began to re cede in the Mason City area Sat urday afternoon The city engi neers office said if present weath er conditionshold there is a good chance the worst of the flood is ExUS Official Polish Delegate in Near Fight Philadelphia former US undersecretary of state and communist Polands delegate to the United Nations pushed and shoved each other angrily Friday night on a stage before 300 howling evening dressed spectators The violence came after the distinguished delegates to the American academy of political and social sciences 55th daclerd It has tried subversion infiltration phony peace offen revolution arid direct mil itary aggression In addition1 to assuring farmers of a fair their crops Brannan also said that respon sible officials ofgovernment also recognize the farmers needs for adequate manpower machinery fertilizer and pesticides Intro state Freight Rate Is Considered i Des Moines The Iowa state commerce commission has scheduleda hearing Moines May 35 on a proposed intrastate freight rate increase by railroads operating in Iowa The railroads last month filed petition with the commission asking for an increase of 6 per cent in intrastate freight rates with certain exceptions and mod ifications This week the railroads filed a supplemental petition seeking an immediate increase in intrastate freight rates and charges of two per cent subject to certain ex ceptions and modifications pend ing final determination of the 6 per cent boost that is sought The two per cent would cor respond to the increase permitted last month 011 interstate traffic by the interstate commerce commis The May hearing is on the re quested two per cent Iowa Senate Keeps Loyalty Oath Alive Nicholas Rules Against Hattery DesMoines a dramatic session the Iowa senate Friday voted 309 to keep alive Senator A H Douds proposal to attach a publicemploye loyalty statemen provision as an amendment to the Iowa civil defense bill The test vote came on a poin of order raised by Senator John R Hattery RNevada which wasput to the senate in the form of an appeal by Senator Arthui H Jacobspn RWaukon from a ruling of Lt Gqv W H Nicholas When Doud RDouds offeree the loyalty statement requirement as an amendment to the civil de fense bill Hattery raised a point of order on the question of whether Douds amendment was pertinent meeting had booed down Polands Dr Julius KatzSuchy for denouncing Amer ican intervention in Korea He was putting on his hat and coat preparing to leave the audi torium at the Benjamin Franklin hotel when former U S State De partment Official Dr Adolphe A Berle Jr charged from the plat form that when KatzSuchy in sulted Americansoldiers who are ven now dying in Korea its too much Shoves Berle At that momentthe Polish dele gate bounded on to the stage shoved Berle from the microphone and shouted American soldiers are killing women and children in Korea KatszSuchy shouted only the one sentence into the mocrophone Berle pulled him by the arm KatzSuchy hung on to the mi crophone however and tried to straightarm Berle observers said C A Kulp vice president of the academy and chairman of the meeting stepped in quickly and separated the two men without any exchange of blows Redfaced KatzSuchy stamped from the Pertinent Nicholas who had anticipated the question read a prepared rul ing that the amendment was per tinent The amendment contains a re quirement that public efnployes of the state of Iowa and its political subdivisions shall file written statements that they do not ad vocate antiAmerican activities and arenot members of any sub versive organization The penalty for failureto file such a statement or for member ship in or advocacy of any such organization is immediate dis chargeThe amendment provides that such statements shall be filed within 90 days after the civil de fense act becomes law meeting With order restored Berle went on with his Speaks Overtime The Polish diplomat had been the first speakerof the evening al sessions in which timehonored custom limits speeches to approx mately a halfhour Reading from a 27page manu icript KatzSuchy continued be the halfhour mark de nouncing decadent capitalism and American imperialism and praising peoples reform move nents in Asia Laughter and oughing was noticeable in the audience A woman member of the audi nce was heckling vigorously at he end of the first hour There was more laughter when CatzSuchy said As for the truggle in1 Korea only the ag ressive action of United nperialism has kept that coun over The city engineers office said the northwest section of Mason City continued to be hardest hit Willow creek which cuts through that area reached a flood crest of 789 feet at 1 a m Saturday but began to recede after that It dropped 8 inches in 7 hours The Winnebago spilled over and Hooded Elm drive and 13thstreet NT E The city engineers office however that the water segan to recede there Saturday afternoon More than li inches of rain fe m the MasonCity area Thursda nighfand Friday Leave by Boat One Mason City family M U Drive Across Parallel 50 Yonfc Planes Jackie 40 RussianMade Jets From Wire Services more United Nations divisions crosse the 38th parallel in Korea Saturday The expanded drive placed 10 UN divisions across th parallel along an almost solid 90mile front Armored columns ranged ahead and one struck as dee as 8 miles into North Korea in the vicinity of Chailli on th road from Seoul to the big1 communist buildup area aroun Kumhwa This thrust was a repeat of a similar driv Thursday Red resistance on the ground remained scat tered and light for the sec ond consecutive day But th biggest aMjet air battle of his tory erupted in the skies Bombers Attacked Fifty American F84 Thunder jets escorting a fleet of B29 su perforts hitting Yalu river bridge fought 40 soviet built MIG 1 Contempt Citation to Sawyer evacuated by boat Friday one ol 11 distress calls answere by the fire department Evacuatec were Harold M Johnson 42 Harrison N W and his son Elsewherein North Iowares dents of Charles Citys Oak Par section were warned by Mapor L E Reed to leave their homes Floodwaters of the Cedar riv ose 45 feet above flood leve Thirteen of the 9 families in the section had le heir homes by noon Saturda Most were staying with relative The river rose nearly a foot i 3 hours Saturday morning an was still going up Saturday after noon Ice still held at noon above In terstate power dam at about 25 miles upstream The er was rising there also At Algbna the CesMoines rive overflowed its banks and watei covered the intersection of high ways 18 and 169 to a depth of foot and a half Saturday morning There yas oneway traffic on 16 north andsouth and highway 1 east and west was closed over mile stretch Under Water In the flood area inthe north em section of Algona the wate All About The WEATHER Mason City Light rain showers or snow flurries ending Saturday night Slow clearing and con tinued windy Saturday night low nearly 30 Partly cloudy and not quite so windy Sunday with high near 46 Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday night with a few light snow flur ries or rain showers Lows Sat urday night in low 30s Sunday partly cloudy but continued windy with highs 4252 Further outlook Sunny and Monday and Tuesday warmer Minnesota Partly cloudy north west cloudy elsewhere with rain or snow mostly wet snow east and south Saturday night and in southeast and extreme east Sunday Not much change in temperature Low Saturday night 2933 except slightly low er some areas northwest GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday April 7 Maximum 41 Minimum 33 At 8 a m 33 Precipitation 126 YEAR AGO Maximum 48 Minimum 34 noj UlcIL CUUU After Nicholas ruled against tryfrompeaceful unification of Hattery s point of order Jacobnorth and south and its comnlPtP son then appealed from the rul ing and asked a senate vote on whether the ruling was correct Nicfiolas Supported The senate then voted 30 to 9 to support Nicholas ruling with 11 senators absent or not voting The senators who voted were Byers Hart Hattery Jacob son Molison Nesmith Sharp and Vest all republicans and Dailey democrat Senators absent or not voting were Anderson Berg Knudson Linnevold Lynes Van Eaton Walter Weichrnan and Whitehead republicans and Utzig and West democrats The others voted yes to sus tain Nicholas ruling that Douds amendment was pertinent to the civil defense bill The bill also contains a section which requires every participant in civil defense work to subscribe to a loyalty oath Before the vote was taken Doud made a lengthy and militant speech in support of his amend ment The chamber was hushed as he spoke Doud asserted he offered the amendment with the support of he American Legion and other authorities He declared support for the pro sosal comes from those forces on he home front who are behind the men in the battle lines and who seek to prevent communist undermining of the American system of government north and south and its complete liberty from foreign domination Finally shouts catcalls and stampingoffeet forced Kulp to flag down the speaker who had been told once to end his speech in 5 minutes KatzSuchy took his seat on the stage near Berle Digfor 2 Men Trapped in Iron Mine Evelcth Minn crews of 20 men each worked through out the night to reach two iron ore miners trapped by a cavein at the Spruce underground mine Friday Early Friday the fate of Frank Putzel 53 and Anton Korcha 53 both of Eveleth was unknown W J Kaiser Oliver Iron Min ing company official said Putzel and Korcha were imprisoned at the 564 foot level They had been working in a tunnel 8 feet high and 8 feet wide when the cave in occurred Rescue crews working from op posite ends through the mass of rock and ore were able to average jnly about a foot an hour in 16 hours of digging The rescuers had about 15 feet to go before reach ng the point where they believe miners arc trapped Kaiser said two men similarly trapped in 1949 were saved was about 9 feet deep A cafe tourist cabin and gas station were under water At Sioux Falls S Dak flood waters the Big Sioux rivet began slowly Saturday to pul back from the citys outskirts in cluding the airbase housing area from which the flood drove 1500 persons After cresting late Friday the water level remained unchangec most of the night TheRed Cross continued to teed and bed 200 of the evacuees from the veterans housing area at the airport Record Topped Topping a modern flood record the Little Sioux river crested Fri day night at Cherokee Iowa at an unofficial 181 feet The river was falling Saturday afternoon At least 8 families had to leave heir homes and take shelter with friends and relatives The city water plant had to quit pumping water Friday because of the high water Water from the state hos pital was being pumped into city nains and city water users were asked to conserve as much as pos sible In a bulletin the weather bureau said the Des Moines river reached a stage of 154 feet at Boone al most 3 feet above bankful a probably would rise about a half foot more Fifty families fled their homes at Marshall Minn where the Redwood river poured over two thirds of the town It appeared that 5000 more persons would have to leave if the river kept rising DIES IN FIRE Waterloo Galla gher 70 of Waterloo was found dead here Friday in a burning shack near the city dump jets that attacked the bombers Two were damage without loss to th e American mile Th Washington IThis battle raged from 5 Commerce Sawyer has drawn a contempt of court citationfor his part in the long bitter fight over control of the Amer can President Steamship line The citation was made Friday by the U S court of appeals It said Sawyer had failed to carry out the courts order to return he shipping line to its former owner the Dollar company The government contends it owns the lines stock because of oans granted the Dollar interests The Dollars have disputed this during years of litigation Government lawyers were un able to recall any previous con empt citations against a cabinet officer in connection with his of icial duties Must Show Cause The commerce secretary and 9 other persons cited with him were given until Thursday to show cause why they should not be found in contempt of court There was no comment from any of those cited Meanwhile in Sail Francisco Federal Djstrict Judge George B Harris ruled that Sawyer other government i officials andofficers of the President named in the citation were not in civil con tempt of court there Harris ruling was made only a few Hours after the citation here It had nobearingorithe Wash ington contempt proceedings Courts in Conflict But another phase of Harris ruling brought the two courts in sharp conflictxHe issued atthe high to almost ground Superforts poured more than 26 tons of demolition bombs on tw Yalu river supply bridges Traps Main Enemy UN ground forces were all nort of parallel 38 except at one poin in the center Their main prob lem was consolidating the gain won with no opposition othe than the traps Almost all across the front th hills had been cleared of red Chi nese and North Koreans The only hard fighting was i the area immediately north o Yongong and up the Hanggye Inje road east of Chunchon Stub born reds were dug in both place Before suddenly pulling bac to the high ground north of th Hantan river the communis sowed trails arid roads xvitb mine Their fade back was in the fac of heavy allied artillery tha helped American troops clear hills on the HanggyeInje roa for slight advances Killed Fridays action was light U S 8th army headquarters clajme only 800 o wounded and 37 taken UN troops were insiae Nort Korea all the way from the Im jinriver in the west to the Se of Japan m the east except fo the gap held by the stubborn red along the Hanggye Inje road American troops in that road sec tor still had not crossed 38 bu were approaching the border A British brigade swept ove 38 into North Korea against ligh opposition but bumped into mines Thai Greek an American troops encountered Chi governments request a tempernese motar shell mines south o ary injunction stopping the Dol lar interests from frying to take over control of the company pend ing further litigation The contempt citations were quested by R Stanley Dollar and lis associates They claimed Saw yer and the others had not com plied with a court order which said the Dollar interests should 36 given effective possession of the common stock in the Amer can President lines argument here brought out that the San Francisco suit vas filed at the direction of Pres dent Truman Judge Bennett Champ Clark aidheisanold friend of the president but He has no more tanding court than any ither citizen He has no right to nfluence Held by Government Ninety two per cent of the hiplihe stock has been held by iie government which contends Dollar gave it up in return for oans and subsidies The Dollar eople have said this isnt so that he stock was merely held as col ateral v The court recently ordered the tock returned but the Dollars aid this wasnt done In con empt citations followed Among those cited were Deputy Attorney General Peyton Ford olicitor General Philip B Perl man Undersecretary of Com nerce Philip B Fleming Paul A age Jr of the Maritime admin tration George LKillion pres lent of American President lines nd former treasurer of the dem cratic national committee and government lawyers the hydroelectric powei icser voir town of Hwachon a fev miles insideNorth Koiea Siamese Take Hill The Thai troopstooka booby trapped hill from the withdraw ing Chinese just south of Hwa chon The Chinese seemed deter mined to defendYonchon a road junction 6 miles inside North Ko rea They threw up rugged tank defenses which included deep craters and roadblocks arid blew the highway bridgejust southof Yonchon At Yongon in this same sector a Chinese battalion Friday put up strong defenses American troops battered them with artillery anc rifle fire BULLETIN PLANE SIGHTED Santa Barbara Cal United Airlines plane Saturday spotted the wreckage of a plane believed to be the missing South west Airways airliner with 22 persons aboard However civil air patrol inarch headquarters at the Santa Barbara airport withheld official confirmation because the wreck age of a previous plane crash s known to be in the ast of Santa Maria in the ugsed Lw Coches mountains Find Shortage in Graettinger Light Plant Fund Emmetsburf Rich ard Miller said Saturday that an audit of accounts of Kenneth Mc Donald missing manager of the Graettinger light plant has dis closed an apparent shortage of Miller gave this account McDonald drove away from the plant office last Saturday morn ing telling a coworker he was going out to makn some repairs along the plants system He hasnt been seen since and there have been no reports of his where abouts April 1 marks the end of the light plants fiscal year and the audit by town and light plant of ficials following McDonalds dis appearance indicated a shortage of S600 in city funds and in light plant funds McDonald left behind his wife and infant daughter He had been manager of the light plant for several years and had been pro moted to the managership after starting with the plant as a regu lar worker He was known as a competent and personable man GIFT FROM Aldrich 18yearold Houston Texas art student Avjio of ten flewmodel air planes with Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr holds a letter in which the doctor willed him a model airplane collection before committing suicide Rutledge Told Wife to Change Her Name Houston Tex Rober Rutledge ad his wife jus a few hours before his suicide t change her name and start a nev life That was revealed Friday whe part of the lettei the young chil specialist wrote his bcautifu blond wife Sydney 25 was mad public Dr Rulledje ended h s lif Thursday rather than face a70 year sentence ir the lowastat penitentiary for the knife slayin 3f Byron C Hattman young Si Jouis aircraft instrument design er The Towa supreme court Tiac a day earlier denied his appeal from his 70yenr sentence on a ieconddegree murder charge The doctors body was found in a car on the outskirts of Houston le died from caibon monoxidi umes carried by a hose leading rom the cars exhaust pipe inti his tightly closed automobile Letter to Sheriff Dr Rutledge testified during his rial in Cedar Rapids Iowa m May 1949 that Hattman died dui ing a fightafter the doctor had gone to Hattmans hotel room to jet the aircraft engineer to leave toe doctor and his wife alone Attorney Robert L Cole gave larris County Sheriff C V Kern a typewritten copy of part of the etter Dr Rutledge wrote his wife said the copy was enough to establish suicide But it was learned that the let er advised the doctors wife to see certain county judge in the alley presumably the Rio Jrande valley and get her name hanged Then the letter said she hould go elsewhere and start a ew life All Men Wolves The letter said Mrs Rutledge vould be left with about nd advised she leave some money o Marmar a nickname for Dr utledges grandmother Mrs L Brockmah The letter also advised Mrs utledge to remember that all men are wolves Meanwhile in Des Moines Iowa ttoraey Genera Robert L Lar on said a court decision undoubt dly would be necessary to deter ine whether the 540000 bond nder which Dr Rutledge was ee from prison should be re used or forfeited The attorney general said a earch of law books failed to dis ose a parallel case in Iowa nd cases in other states were in onclusive Squirrel Thief Caught Ware Mass cookies had disappeared mysteriously from her kitchen jar Mrs William Smith set a wire trap and caught the thief a flying squirrel Tried Jo Call In Omaha L S Bob Cornett ead of the Omaha bonding firm which arranged the appeal bond for Dr Rutledge said the doctor had attempted to call him after the Iowa supreme court had af firmed the doctors sentence I feel certain that had I been able to talk with him this thing would not have happened Cor nett said Cornett said he was out of the city at the time the call came He said his own efforts to reach Dr Rutledge by telephone were un successful The bondsman said Dr Rut ledges bond was secured by collateral provided by Mrs Laura Rogers of Sioux City Iowa but that his firm would bcl liable for the if the bond js forfeited 1 I dont think itshould be At added They mans What more 4 India Curious About U S J 1 Wj Bombing Plan Washington IP India asked the U S Saturday whether Gen Douglas MacArthurhas been giv en authority to bomb bases in Manchuria1 under certain condi tions An Indian embassy official also sought information at the state department aboutSpeaker Sam Rayburns statement to the house that communist forces are massing n Manchuria and they are all not Chinese The American reaction was not mmediately made known Questions Asked Two lepubhcan senators de manded meanwhile to know whether arms shipments are being diverted from Korea to Europe Senator Bridges N H and tnowland Cal want to know vhy enough equipment isnt avail able to arm more than 100000 South Koreans who could then iresumably be pressed into ighting They said military officials will asked to give seriate commit ees the reason Repoiters in Korea said the iouth Korean reserves were le eased fiom battle last month be ause their government lacked lothing and equipment for them State department officials here aid it was their understanding ie men werent combat troops but a kind of home guard Bridges told a reporter he thinks here radically vrong if South Koreans are sent orne at the sametime Americans re being draftedto fight in Ko ea Students Discussed The house armed services com mittee meanwhile will review the rand new draft deferment plans or college fstudents at a special londay meeting Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey raft boss will answer the ques ons Some committee members ap parently consider the new regula tions too liberalThey provide for draft deferment for allstudents who get a grade of 70 on a special test or keep their college grades above a certain point SAME in traUlt ulk hi ;