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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North lowoi Daily Newspaper Edited lor UM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKCS ALL N0KTH 10 WANS NIIQHIQtf HOME EDITION VOL JLVI1 Associated Presa and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Copy MASON C1TV IOWA WEDNESDAY AFKIL 11 1951 Thli Paper ConiiMj ol Two One KfclM Congress TaSks of Impeachment of President Voted for Clear Lake i Would Control Sewage Problem Des Moines The senate 50 to 0 and sent to the house Wednesday a bill making a state appropriation of to assist in completion of the sewage control facilities for the Clear Lake end Iowa Great Lakes sanitary districts The bill allots for the Clear Lake project and to the Great Lakes areawhich in cludes Spirit and Okoboji lakes The measure if approved by thehouse is certain to become law because it has the endorsement of Go vWilliam S Beardsley Under the bill each 6E the sanr Itary districts will be enlarged and will be requiredto issue bonds up to 90 per cent of the legal limit and payable a tax against all the benefited property It was estimated that by bond ingup to the legal limit each dis trict will be able to raise approx imately 5600000 of its own funds to which the state mone3 will be added The state appropriation however will not become avail able until the bonding procedure is completed Engineers stated that the appro priation and bond issue would fi nance the Clear Lake sanitary sew er districts proposed construction over a 20 year period General Douglas MacArthur General Never Turned a Hair Aide Claims The unanimous action by the senate was thelargest such vote in this session The companion bill in the house of representatives i still in the sifting committee bu supporters said that it b reported out soon and sent tp th appropriation committee Try Iowan on Strangling His Wife was to begin Wednesday in the mur der trial of HaroldRi Roberts S5 accused of strangling In their home here last January A j u r y of 10 men and two women was selected Tuesday Two alternates also were chosen in case anv of the jurors become 111 County Attorney Clare ion indicated in his opening statement that conviction of firsl degree would be asked Such a conviction carries a pen alty of life imprisonment or death Williamson said that after Rob arrest Jan 27 the defendant signed statements in which he admitted he struck his wife with a chair leg and then strangled haafter an argument E L Carroll of Creston a de fense attorney indicated he would attempt to show that Roberts acted in s el fdefense and that Mrs Roberts death was acciden tal Carroll said Roberts had an excellent reputation and that his first wife died after along ilhiess shortly before his marriage to the woman he is accused of slay ing Eisenhower Is Amazed Coblcnz Germany Dwight D Eisenhower visibly surprised and concerned ex pressed the hope Wednesday Gen MacArthur would not re turn to the United States and be come a center of controversy and acrimony Advised of President Trumans action by a reporter the Atlantic pact commander first showed sur prise and said one you couldnt expect me to comment on He shook his head and ex Claimed Ill be darned He resumed watching army ma neuvers for a few moments and then turned to reporters and added I hope he MacArthur will not return to the United States and become a controversial fig ure I would not like to see acri mony develop Told the reasons the president had given for his action Eisen hower shook his head and said w h e n you put on a uniform there arc certain inhibitions which you accept He disclosed he had corres ponded with MacArthur as late as two weeks ago I asked him to do something for me he said and he did it DRIVING BILL PASSES Des Moines JP The Iowa house sent to the senate late Tues day a bill to authorize issuance of school driving permits only to youths 14 to 16 who live 1J miles Bj PHIL NEWSOM Tokyo Douglas Mac Arthur received news of his dis missal magnificently his mili tary secretary said night The 71yearold 5star general never turneda hair on learning that he had been relieved by President Trurnan as U S and United Nations far eastern com mander Maj GenCourtney Whitney said His soldierly qualities were never more pronounced Whitney said I think this has been his finest hour No Comment Whitney said MacArthur had no comment on his dismissal for the time There was no immediate indi ation when MacArthur would leave Japan or where hewould o The president ordered him to turn over his commands at once to Lt Gen MatthewB Sidgwayand to travel to such place as you may MacArthur has not beenin the United States since 1937 Hewas at his official residence iri the U S embassy forlunct when news of his recall reachei Tokyo With him were Mrs Mac Arthur and their 13yearold son Arthur When newsmen clamored at the door for a statement MacArthui told his aide de camp Col S L Not now not Huff said MacArthur als did not wish to be disturbed Shes pretty busy right now Huff told newsmen Crowd Silent A silentcrowd waiting m th ram at the embassy gates sa MacArthur emerge two hours after the presidents announce ment and drive to his ters in the Dai Ichi building with Whitney Whitneys remarks indica tec MacArthur had no advaiice warn ing that he Was about to be dis missed Whitney who had been with MacArthun since the early days of the World war IIPacific campaign said he himself did no1 earn of the announcement until le reached home for lunch GenMacNider Assails Dismissal of General Maj Gen Hanford MacNider Wednesday assailed Pres dent Trumans dismissal of Gen Douglas MacArthur as a ragic addition to the record of disastrous diplomacy of the ast half dozen years IVIacNider who foughtunder MacArthur in the war against Japan was wounded in the New Guinea campaign He commanded the 158th regimental combat team Bushmasters in Luzon He is now commander of the 103 Infan try Reserve division Issues Statement The text of MacNiders state ment on MacArthurs dismissal The world Knows that Douglas MacArthur is one of the great battle captains of alltime and one of the greatest administrators in all history No one knowsit bet ter than the very people whohave now accomplished his recall from the of command in our undeclared war in Korea Through sheer bull headed ness and blatant stupidity in not withdrawing our troops from a hopeless situation blockading the Chinese coast using the armies of Free China and bombing the red communists into submission they have sacrificed thousands and thousands ofAmerican boys with out the hope of anything better than costly delay dpossible complete disaster No better poli cy to destroy our influence and prestige in the orient could pos Military Order Chief Praises MacArthur Madison Wis na ional commander of the military order of the Purple Heart praised Gen Douglas MacArthurs desire o use Chinese nationalist troops n the Korea war a few hours be ore President Truman removed he general from his command Tuesday night John D Goodin Johnson City enn told a Madison audience hat he hadsent atelegram to VtacAfthur saying the nationalist roops should be used either to pen a second front or in aid of iur own troops He praised MacArthur for pre enting his policy to the Amer can people and congress Fighter Plane Is Demolished Battle Creek Mich 51 Mustang fighter plane was emolished when it crashed on a unway at Kellogg field late Tuesday but the pilot walked way with only a broken nose Lt Walter Goff Niles Mich rashed the plane as he returned rom a routine operational flight His nose was broken when he truck his head on the rear gun EXAP OFFICIAL DIES Stanley Wis Percy 66 retired assistant to the traffic executive of the Associa ed Press died Tuesday Serve Banquet Klemine The ladies of the Methodist church will serve a motherdaughter banquet Friday more from school The vote evening A fine program has also was 911 been arranged sibly have been devised Impossible Situation Having placed General Mac Arthur in an impossible situation the state department and the in effective and fumbling United Na tions pushed around by our alms drawing European allies anxious to save their possessions and comj merce in the far east started a vicious campaign to destroy him the moment Red China entered the fighting and things began to go wrong They have accomplished their purpose and General MacArthur is well outof it Unfortunately the American people are not We have lost the one American com mander Stalin and his soviet masses fear the one man who knew how to stand up to them We have again plaved into the hands of tragic addi tion to the record of disastrous Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgway UN Troops Run Into Red Wall By FRANK TREMAINE Tokyo UPJ Nations orces attacking front north of Koreas 38th par allel1ran intothe heaviest Chi nese resistance in two months Wednesday The allies reported only slight gams fiom a point north of Seoul o the communistheld Hwachon in centralKorea Farther east however other JN troops forged deeper into North Korea against light opposi ion The reds abandoned the key ail way town north of the Gangster Fischetti Is Dead of Inje 4 miles parallel although Vofth Koiean rear guaids still ought to delay U S and South Korean forces closing in on it On the westcentral front an American division jumped off a iawn north of the parallel abov Seoul and quickly ran into stone vail Chinese defenses The com nunists poured mortar automatii nd small arms fire into thi American ranks almost from the limpoff The Yanks were trying to scale recipitous mountains still cappec y snow One staff officer said the Chi nese resistance was the toughes he division had faced since the battle below ebfuary the Hanriver in About The WEATHER Mason City Snow mixed with rain occasionally Wednesday night ending Thursday after noon Windy Wednesday night andThursdayLow Wednesday night3235 high Thursday 38 owa Cloudy and coolWednesday night and Thursday Rain con tinuing over most of state Wed Hardware Men Oppose Price Regulations The Iowa Retail Hardware asso ciation is considering filing an in junction against the office of price stabilization if Michael V DiSalle its director does not agree to leave hardware stores under genera price regulation as was done dur ing World war II Secretary Phibp R Jacobson of Mason City stated Wednesday Jacobson has notified DiSalle that amendment No 2 to ceiling price regulation No 7 placi hardware stores under categc marginal price control was ab solutely unworkable and ndicu nesday mittent night becoming inter Thursday Rain occa sionally mixedwith snow north west and north central Low Wednesday night 3236 north west to near 40 southeast High Thursday 3845 Further out look cloudy and cool with showers likely again Low Fri day morning 3844 high Friday 424G tinnesoU Cloudy and continued cool Wednesday night and Thursday Occasional light rain mixed with some snow east por tion and snow flurrieswest por tion Low Wednesday night 26 30 northwest to around 35 south east High Thursday 3035 northwest southeast GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snowfall YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 39 32 32 31 1J inches 62 27 Miami Beach Fla Fischetti 50 one of the leaders of Americas underworld died early Wednesday at his luxurious Miami Beach home A doctor who had been attend ing Fischetti for 4 days said that death was caused by a heart at tack Fischetti and his brother Roc col suriendered 9 ago to the sergeantatarms of the U S sen ate after federal agentshad sought them many serve them withv crime investigating committee subpoenaes Senator Tobey RN a member of the Kefauver commit tee pressed for reopening of the crime probe the day the Fisch ettis surrendered Tobey said at the time that they are kingpins in the gambling woild and would contribute a lot of information Ridgway Replaces Dismissed MacArthur Washington U Congressional republicans angered by President Truman s firing of Gen Douglas MacArthur talked of possible impeachments Wednesday andgotthe gen erals agreement to addressa joint session of senate and house Senator Wherry of Ne braska and Rep Martin of Massachusetts the G 0 P floor leaders talked to MacArthur by transPacific telephone Martin announced to the house I am authorized to say that General MacArthur would be delighted to an invitation to speak to a joint session He added that Mac Arthur can be heie in about 3 Martin introduced a resolution calling for an invitation to Mac Arthur to address congress prepared a similar one for the senate No Clear Plan What the democrats would do about this move was not im mediately clear Some would have to support it in order for su an invitation to be voted Many of them would like to hear MacArthurs version of his controversy with the administra tion which led President Truman to fire him summarily early Wed nesday moimng as the far eastern commander But inviting MacArthur to air ais views at a iomt senatehouse session is a different matter than Hearing them behind closed com mittee doors Martin told the house he be lieves the entire situation involvr Hoover Deplores Truman Move i i i New York Presi dent Herbert Hoover in a state ment made this comment on General MacArthurs removal This action can brine great tragedy to our country It does notrwrfve the primary question of bow to end ouri war with conuauttfci CUn vantare A pllUr I lous Jacobson advised DiSalle that it will be a physical impossibility or a hardware dealer to comply because of the numerous items in a hardware store The association said Wednesdayadvised its 1400 members to write letters of protest to their Iowa congressmen andSenatqrs Guy Gilletteand B in Washington Hickenlooper C The legal department of the as sociation is at work on thematter of seeking an injunction accord ng to Jacobson who said that during World war II hardware re aihng was not under price regu ation 580 the margin price con rol order Government authorities at that ime recognized that margin price ontrol was unenforceable in lardware stores because compli ance was a physical impossibility and it was hopeless to check the lardware association official stat ed diplomacy of the last half dozen years It is a major calamity for which we shall all suffer but MacArlhurs fame and glory will if anything be increased He will be remembered as the great sol dier and the real American he if long after his detractors have been forgotten j ISSUES BANK CALL Washington UP The comp troller of the currency Wednesday issued a national last Monday bank call as of SAME Rliek IUc tritfU t 31 death In ng MacArthursremoval should je investigated Has Support Rep Cox put imthat IB would be glad to support a esolution for an investigation if t provided for an inquiry into the state department At one point there was aixuld demonstration on the house floor for the general Rep Short RMo mentioned MacArthurs name among a long ist of other and naval eaders He was quoting from 5yearold speech That set off a roar of applause among republican members Three or 4 democrats including Cox Coined in the standing handclap ping Mai tin got mixed up in telling the house of his telephone talk with MacArthur and referred to Senator MacArthur When the democrats laughed Martin added He might be even higher later In times past the general now 71 has been mentioned as a pos sible republican presidential can didate Calls Conference Martin called a conference of all house republicans for later iri the afternoon to talk over the MacArthur matter Before the house met both sen ate and house GOP leaders huddled in Mai tins office Afterwards Martin issued a statement in which he said among other things that the question of possible impeachments was dis cussed Martin was asked about use of the plural impeachments The plural was correct Martin replied Asked whether subject of im peachments applied to anyone in particular Martin said it applied to anyone who has transgressed Martin let it stand at that More Than One The plain implication however was that they felt an impeachment move should be made against President Truman Secretary of State Acheson and possibly others in the democratic administration Impeachment is in effect trial for removal from office The me chanics are this The house must adopt a resolution of impeach ment The senate then sits as a court to try the impeachment charges When the house itself convened Martin asked for a twohour re cess so republican members could hold a caucus about MacArthur Martin failed to get it over dem ocratic opposition Most of the capitol hill split over the MacArthur removal was Jfeliinis tH his Tokyo headquarters WediL V by President 3H1 his BULLETINS Washington Jen net shouted in the senate Wednesday a demand for the impeachment of dent Truman r There was a burst or applausefrom packed V J Vice President BarMey bihred for order and reprimanded the spectators in the galleries He directed the senate sergeant atarms to enforce the rule against applause WANT KEDS TO CONFER London U British gov ernment announced Wednesday it had informed the United States it felt the Chinese com munist government should take part in current negotiations on a Japanese peace treaty MOTHER 3 CHILDREN DIE Des Moines mother and her 3 children were burned to death Wednesday in an ex plosion land fire cut Des Moines home The woman was identified as Mrs Blanche Fetters REDS woVi NEGOTIATE London Secre tary Herbert Morrison said Wed nesday Britain is now ready to negotiate a cease fire In Korea but the other side so far had shown no desire to stop the hos tilities along party lines For the most part the democrats were quick to line up in support of Mr Tru mans action Truman Support Chairman Vinson DGa of the house armed services commit tee got out a statement saying moval It is if anything long The emotions stirred by the in cident ian so deep it was obvious a great debate over far eastern policy was in the de bate that could have farreaching political repercussions Those sitting in ontheconfer ence in Martins office included Senators Taft Bridges N Knowland Wiley Wherry and Smith N The house G O P members included the partys policy committee headed by Mar Following is the text tins statement At the conference agreed immediate to his views to The houseG said resolutions of foreign military policy would be offered later He added thatobviously MacArthur j befores congressional committees would Jriiean the in vestigation was under way Senator Bridges ytold reporters an effort was madeat the meeting to put a telephone call through to Msfc said later the had ceeded in reaching the general J Quick Aetwa Acting wiUtlightnmg speedonce a the president x 1 1 Reljevedthe 71yearoldJVIac Arthur of his4fold duties as su preme allied occupation Scom mander commander in chief States commander for tfie far east and general of the tfaited States army inthe far east t 2 Named Lieut Gen Matthew B in Korea to succeed MacArthur in all thesescommands Thats means Ridgway not only will direct the UN t campaign but t also wind up jhe Japaneseoccupatjpn treaty go through v C Gen James A VanC r 1 e e t commander of the second armyf at Fort George MeadeMd to take over the 8th army command in Korea from Ridgway Did Not Clear 4 Issued a set of secret mes ges exchanged between Mac Arthur and the joint of staff here The evident aim was to show that MacArthur had scoined successive Washington di rectives to clear anything he said on major political or military pol cy with either the state or de ense departments The order relieving MacArthur of command was Mr Trumans answer to the generals1 persistent campaign of public statements to getthe United Statesto follow a different policy in the far east and tin especially with allies in he Korean war Essentially he has advocated expanding the war to include di rect attacks on red China He has presented Asia rather thanEurope itical theater of conflict communism it policy be investigated by the con gress in the light of the latest tragic developments 2 That the congress should have the complete views of Gen eral MacArthur and he should be invited to return for that purpose forthwith In addition the question of possible impeachments was dis cussed Ask Immediate Return His dismissal amounts to re affirmation by TVIr Truman of United S t a t es policies for a strictly limited war in Korea possible and for treating Europe as the ultimately decisive area of contest with soviet communist Martin Wherry said he planned and Senator to introduce the president has his full supdcntical resolutions in house and port He called MacArthurs Wednesday calling for the power White House Conference The bombshell announcement was madeby Press Secretary Joseph K Short at a hastily sum moned white house news con ference The president told MacArthur he is free to travel to such places ;