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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited lor HOOM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THIMfWtPAPIITH A TMAKIS ALL NQRTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV1I Pnis and United Prtti Full Ltnit HOME EDITION MASON CITYS THREE LUCKY DAYS Thursday Friday Scturday Copy Senator Vandenberg Policy Expert Dies Grand Rapids Mich Arthur H Vandenberg one of the United States most respected statesmen is dead at 67 The Michigan republican a foreign policy expert whose advice and leadership were soughtby the heads of both major parties died Wednesday night in his sleep after several years of illness He had undergone several major operations in the last two years Vandenbergs death at his home here meant the loss of one of the founders of the United Nations and one of con MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AJKIL 191951 ThU Paper Couilats of Two Al Fischer SchoolHead Slain by Son 14 Year Old Angered by Order Jewell Supt Al W Fischer 44 was killed Wednes day night by a fusilade of bullets fired by his only son after a minor quarrel over yard work Sheriff E R Lear reported Thursday Lear said that Robert Fischer 14 an easygoing lad who always had beena good pal of his dads sat in a corner of his bedroom closet and fired nine 22 caliber bullets into his father The tragedy occurred shortly after the fatherhad sent his son Many Meets Here Fischer wasone of the more popular umpires to work in the many but t b tournaments played in Mason City For many seasons he had been assigned to ftate hifh school state Junior Lerion and regional Junior Le rion tournaments held at Roose ivelt field to his room whenthe boy balked at participating with his energetic parent in spring cleanup of the yardi The rifle from which the shots were fired was a Christmas gift to the boy from his parents This north central Iowa com munity ofa thousand persons was stunnedby the tragedy School wasleld Thursday because Mrs Fischer said her husband would have wanted it that way The schoolhouse flag flew at half mast Widely Known Fischer one of North Iowas most widely known athletic offi cials had just been elected for another term as head of the Jewell schools The sheriff said Robert r gress foremost advocates of a bipartisan unified foreign policy in the cold war with Rus sia It also undoubtedly meant a gain for the democrats in the sen ate It falls to Michigans demo cratic governor G Mennen Wil liams to name a successor to Van denberg whose distinguished ca 23 years in con MacArthur Amazing11 Editor Says By W EAKL If ALL reer spanned gress Williams reportedly has 4 oos sibilities in S Sen Preritiss M Brown Univer sity of Michigan Law Professor John Dawson former Michigan Attorney General Stephen J Roth and Noel P Fox head of the Michigan labor relations board Democratic Edje With Vandenbergs death the democratic majority in the senate became 49 to 46 The expected democratic appointment will make it 50 to 46 Funeral services for Sen Van denberg will be held at 2 p m Saturday from the Park Congrega mitted the most part the lad was calfnf pos sibly of shock Roberts 8th grade teacher Laverna Holt campsaid he was jusfa typical American boy wlw was average in his studies and gave no trouble in school He had seemed complete ly normal Wednesday she said No charges had been filed and an autopsy was called at Webster City Sheriff Lear was holding the boy at a place he declined to dis AKTHUR VANDENBE1G tional church here The body will lie in state at the church chapel Saturdaymorning With the senators death was disclosed a story of his selfsac rifice in thenations interests Dr who cared for Vandenberg during longill ness said complicationsof the sickness following the major sur gery caused death Heart Ailment Butit was only afterdeatli that Vandenbergs family disclosed thit iie had had a heart ailmentfor 25 years and that he postponed a necessary lung operation for close o a the tail of 1948 o October1949 He insisted said his son Ar hur H VandenbergJr that his lealth was offar less importance han his attention to the affairs of government At Vandenbergs bedside when death came were the son who flew from his Rockefeller Foun dation postin Brazil to be with lis father in his last weeks and WQ daughters Mrs John Bailey and Mrs Elizabeth Pfeiffer both of Grand Rapids The 3 are the senators onlyimmediate sur vivors His wife the Ha zel Whittaker died in Washing on in June 1950 v Michigans onetime isolation st who madethejump all the way to genuine internationalism vas mourned by republican anjd democratic leaders alike The drama un folded in the house chamber Thursday noon in connection with the appearance H of Gen Douglas MacArthur before a joint session of congress and a packed gallery was described by veteran law makers and capltol hill correspon ents as being without precedent in modern times Debate will continue about the correctness of the venerable gen erals military and political ac lions which led to dismissal from his multiple command in the far east But nobody who watched him in action on this and the GlobeGazette editor had that rare doubt his amazing ability to wring thelast ounce of drama from a situation Brines Tears The old soldiers never die benediction pronounced on his talk would have been set down as dis tinctly ham my in the hands of anybody else But Douglas MacArthur it literally brought tears tothe eyes of just about everybody in the house including hardboiled Iowa editor perched alongside me in a corner seat of the gallery What the general said in his prepared address has been amply covered by radio by press wire and by television About all thats left for me in this little dispatch is to echo capitol hill reaction to the speech For those whohave been close o the situation in the senate and louse the most explosive part of the MacArthur talk had to do with the joint chiefs of of this group he charged had been on his side when it was a matter of their military judg ment Ran for Cover What thatmeans said Dr Walter Judd of Minneapolis lower house member who lived many years in China is that Gen Brad ley and the other little boys sur rounding him ran to cover under political pressure The division of the house at one point in thetalk when friends of the general sought to reflect their approval of his views by standing showed what seemed to about equal strength for and against him down on the floor occupied by representatives and senators Itcan be predicted however with considerable assurance that the dramatic presentation of the generals case will cause a good many members ol congress examine their thinking and probably with a more openmind Thats an impression gained by talking to a group of representa tives heretofore strongly opposed to the MacArthur point of view Phrase to Live Probably the phrase in the ad dress which will live longest was the sentence to the effect ihat in war there is no substitute tor victory Second only to the interest which focused on the general was attention attracted by the charming Mrs MacArthur seated in a front row in the gallery to his a short distance from my toyoung Ar thur their son seated alongside the top brass in a frontseat on the house floor The generals smiling salute obviously directed to his wife did not go par ticularly by the women members of house and senate arid by the womens who were in pronounced majority in the gallery U S Chiefs of Staff Okayed His War Views MacArthur General Hammers af Far Eastern Policy Washington Douglas Mac Arthurpounded Truman administrations fareastern policies before congress Thursday and said he understands the U S jointctiiefs of staff shared his views from the militarystandpoint In a fighting speechthe 71yearold general of thearmy declared Efforts havebeen made to distort my position It has been said I am a war monger Nothingis further from the truth Direct Answer At no point did he mentionPresident Trumansname but much of the speech amounted to a direct retort to the president who said he removed MacArthur from1 his far eastern commands because the generals policies would spread thewar in Korea His voice often vibrant with emotion MacArthur said he had been denied reinforcements need ed in Korea andhad been se verely for advocating measures professionally designed to support our forces in Korea and ACKNOWLEDGES Douglas MacArthur edge The applause after his introduction to a joint session of the house and senatein Washington i MrsC C Halphide 1108 Ad ams N W is a cousin of Senator Arthur H Vandenberg close It was believed he was at Fort Dodge The shooting occurred shortly after 7 oclock Wednesday night the Fischer home The sheriff said the chest head and arms killing him instantly Mrs Fischer who was down stairs in the kitchen heard the shots andcalled authorities A Few Tears County Attorney Laurence Kay ser to whom the boy made his alleged admission of the slaying said Robert shed a few tears but remained calm for the most part State Agent T A Thompson of Des Moines was aidingin the in vestigation An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday Supt Fischer had just signed a contract to return to Jewell for his 8th year as superintendent He formerly was superintendent at Popejoy and Ashton He had coached at Winthrbp Shell Rock and Rowley He had officiated at football and basketball games for 22 years and was extremely popular among sports officials in north central Iowa He also was active in semipro and Junior Legion Roberts Faces Long Jail Term Greenfield UR Harold R Roberts 35 Greenfield Thursday faced a jailterm for manslaughter in the strangulation death of his wife Jan 26 Roberts and his wife had been married only one month A district court jury deliberated more than 4 hours late Wednesday before returning its verdict Rob erts had been chargedwith first degree manslaughter About the elder Fischer had ordered his son into the house when the boy refused to help in yard work Later the father went to the boys upstairs room and found him iltting in a corner of the closet Sheriff Lear said theboy fired through the open closet door and that 9 bullets struck the father in baseball circles Funeral services for Supt Fischer will be held Saturday aft ernoon in Jewell with burial at Dows Iowa where he was born Before being taken to the place undisclosed by Sheriff Lear the boy was questioned late Wednes day night and early Thursday in Webster City by Kayser and other officials The WEATHER Mason City Increasing cloudiness Thursday night with low near 40 Cloudy with fresh southerly winds Friday with high near 64 Iowa Increasing cloudiness west Thursday night with lows of 25 32 northeast 3040 southwest Increasingcloudiness over most of state Friday with few light sprinkles west portion Fresh southerly winds most of state Friday Further outlook Cloudy Saturday and Sunday Rain west portion Saturday Rain east Monday Not so cool Friday night and Saturday night Minnesota Fair east increasing cloudiness west Thursday night and Friday A few light local showers likely southwest por tion Not much change in tem peratures Low Thursday night 2533 High Friday 4550 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 46 26 39 REPORTS TO General MacArthur makes his report to congress him are VicePresident Barkley and Speaker Sam Rayburn Allies Pour Into Red Dam Area By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo ff Allied troops rhursday launched a limited atack north of the newly captured rlwachon power dam and of undisclosed strength but later withdrew Pull Back Chinese reds pulled back all along the central front in the mountainous area west of the reservoir Rain smoke and haze made air observation impossible but UN troops patrolled aggressively far 1 ahead of their lines in those craggy heights without opposition Heavy rain sloxved the allied push on the western front Chinese mounted a daylight company sized counterattack fqr the sudden red pullback that permitted the allies to take over the Hwachon dam and reservoir The reds opened the floodgates one week ago in a futile effort to trap UN troops in the Pukhan river gorge Allies found 8 of the dams 18 floodgates still open An American officer the machinery that operates the gates appeared unworkable He said he couldnt understand how the Chinese had opened the gates It seemed impossible now to close them Iowa Banker Convention in 2nd Day Continued obligation to pay on a mortgage when a man goes into service was pointed out by John Harper Des Moines coun sel for Equitable Life Insurance company when he addressed the Iowa Mortgage Bankers associar tibn convention at the HotelHan ford Thursday He advised the bankers to en courage the borrower to keep up full payments while in service and told them to resort to fore closures only as a last resort The group took time out from their scheduled program to listen to Gen Douglas MacArthurs ad dress to congress over the radio During the morning session Thursday two panels of questions and answers were conducted Harold McBride FHA stated di rector was moderator for the FHA panel Walter THbbin son loan guarantyofficer was moderator for therG I panel Carl Conway Osage Attorney ddressedthe How to Lose Friends and Uninfluence People The convention opened Wed n e s d a y afternoon Wednesday evening the group enjoyed an in formal stag buffet Urges Building Orval U Habberstad president f the Union National bank of Minn told the group that anyone contemplating pur chase of a new home should go ahead for costs are going lup Builders will have to adjust to bring hostilitiestoan endwith the least possible delay andat a saving ofcountlessAmerican and alliedlives MacArthur was jacket tor this opportunity to teUhis to the nations lawmakers spokefromthe diasof the house of representatives standingjust nfront of and a1 level below Vice PresidentyBarkley and Speaker Ray burn Heread his TC marks Packed in the were the membersof the senate and house and many Thigh cials But President Truman and Secretaryof State protagonists of the policies Mac Arthur notamong In Conference The president andhissecretary of state were holding a conference at Blair House MrsMacArthur beamed down on the general from a place in gallery Their Wjwf Jiemselves to the new market Vtr Habberstad pointed out and le warned that they should not think about building unless they were 100 per cent certain of com pletion of the job He predicted a tapering off in the lending busi ness befoin the year is over S G Pearson president of the earson Construction company Minneapolis Minn said that he planned to continue building de pite obstacles I dont believe the nation ivants to stifle home building If full scale national emergency nts it will stop everything Out ide of that building will go ahead Housing built under ordi nary circumstances is not infla tionary saidsMr Pearson Bif Volume John Ashton president of the Ashton Wholesale Service com any Des Moines Omaha and Mason City said that of uilding materials since last fall lave had the largest volume in istory up to and including the irst quarter of this year He also predicted that any ousebuilder startingthis spring rould have little trouble finding materials Shortages may show p before next year depending pon a number of circumstances nd a possible national emer ency he indicated Milton T MacDonald president f Mortgage Banker association of America Jersey City N J said lat Regulation X was the best hing that could have happened o prevent a housing bust in 351 He said that home owner iip exceeded renters for the first me in history in 1950 floor ossfis Mac Arthur repiatejily was in terrupted called for stronghold ofChinese forces out ic pleaded against any appease ment of communism in Asia and on manyanotherkey phrase Almost rejected argument that to use greater force against communist China would mean spreading the war He saidthe Chinese coin North Korea The allies seized the big hydro electric grid Wednesday after feds who had defended it stubbornly for days slipped away to the north Thousands of allied doughboys poured into the dam and reser voir1 area United Nations rifle men struck north from Hwachon at the west end of the reservoir jThey traded fire with an enemy Yonchon Allied artillery ami a late aft ernoon air strike threw back the attack Not Explained UN forces inched forward up the last hillcrcst before Chorwon 17 air miles north of the border Other allied troops neared Chig yong southeast of Chorvvon and 16 air miles inside the redland There was no official oxplnnn vSAME General Vaughan Simple Meet n Washington P resident Trumans military aide Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan represented him early Thursday in welcoming Gen Douglas Washington MacArthur to Vaughan snapped a sharp sa lute as the deposed far east com mander stepped from his plane General MacArthur returned the salute and said Im glad to see you Harry Glad to see you sir Vaughan responded Then pushing his way through the milling crowd of dig nitaries and newsmen ahead of MacArthur he remarked Well that was simple doing all they can now bei lieve unless convinced this the time to strike After 36 minutes MacArthur closed by recalling a barracks room ballad that old soldien never die The 5star veteran said Like the old soldier of that ballad I now close mymilitary careerand just iade away an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to set thatduty There was another great ova tion paralleling that ofhis en trance into thehouse chamber The immediate congress members tended to run pretty much according to their previous stands on the Truman MacArthur issue Senator Ferguson said it was one of the greatest speeches in history in the insight it showed into world affgairs and into the principles of liberty Interejtim Chairman Connally of the senate foreign relations committee called it comprehen sive and quite interesting but let it go at that Senator OMahonev DWyoj said he felt the joint chiefs of staff must answer MacArthur and say why the g e n e r a 1s recommen dation were not followed Senator Taft said The speech was a dramatic pre sentation of the argument and logic against the idea of appease ment and astalemate war in Ko rea Personally I have long ap proved of General MacArthurs program as he stated it in this speech House Leader McCormack D said The one serious thought that we all must have in mind is that a commitment to war in China would be dangerous There was no immediate com ment from either the joint chiefs of staff or Secretary of Defense Marshall on MacArthurs conten tion that from the military standpoint his views were shared by practically e v e ry military leader concerned with the Korean campaign He had previously restated the 4 points of his strategic policy lor the orient They were he 1 An economic blockade of China 2 A naval blockade of tht China coast 3 Removal of the restrictions ;