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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NoHli Iowas Doily Newspoper Edited tot tk CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPA NORTH IOWANS N 11 fi H I 0 ft S HOME EDITION MASON CITYS THREE LUCKY DAYS i Continue Friday VOL LV1I MtulM Prcu Uultcd Frew Full Wires Copy MASON CITY IOWA FBIDAY APML 1M1 This Paper Consists of Two One in Cify History ByHD QUIGG United Press Staff Correspondent New York IB An estimated 7500000 New Yorkers opened their arms their windows and their hearts to Gen Douglas MacArthur Friday Broadway gave its regards to the general in a full throated roar from the Battery to the Bronx East side west side all around the town windows were thrown open to turn a warm April afternoon into a blizzard of ticker tape and confetti From the time the general rolled away from the Waldorf Astoria hotel for a parade through the city the shout of Welcome rattled around th e skyscrapers It came from hundreds of thousands of school children who carried their lunches to Central Park to hail the general and then remain for the biggestpicnic ever organized in this town It came from people massed on sidewalks from curbstone to building line It came from workers high on the steelframe work of new buildings who put down their tools to cheer It came from the canyon of lower thoroughfare of led to city hall and presentation to MacArthur of the freedom of the city NoFadinr Hqw do you feel this morning general this reporter askedas set out toreceive the greetings and honors ofthe city Wonderful he replied and he looked it There is no sign that this old soldier is fading away Wearing his battered campaign cap and a up to his trench coat buttoned Attacking Red Force Is Dispersed By pLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo rearguard communists Friday hurled two counterattacks against allied units closing oh Chorwon presumed red base estimated number of reds attacked American troops 8 miles southeast of Chorwon The fight raged into late afternoon About 200 reds hit allied lines in the same area Friday morning but were dispersed by artillery within 15 minutes Flamiii Path Doughboys wielding flame throwers against red outposts burned a path for tanks which moved up within gunrange of Chorwon neck he saluted smartly and waved to thecrowd that broke throughthe police bar tiers outside his hotel Mrs MacArthur wearing a ma roon wool dress a matching felt hat and a black sealskin jacket rode in the second car with her son Arthur and Mrs Impellitteri She wore a white orchid from a very dear friend and carried a bouquet of red roses sent by the home town folks in Murfreesboro Tenn Arthur had on a leather jacket long trousers and a long billed capHe told reporters he was fine and he should have been His day started off with two presents from the city of New football and a Joe Di Maggio baseball glove The motorcade swung through Central Park and high up on a green hillside a woman waved a silken banner studded withstars MacArthur halfrose from his seat in the car to give tier a special nod 1 No Standing Room First Deputy Police Cornrriis Frank Fristensky gazed over the massed multitude on low er Broadway andsaid There never has been anything like this i inthe city before Why there isnt even standingroom on Broadway Tugboats In the harbor tied down their whistles and gave the general a shrill salute Fireboats spouted streams ofwater A heli copter and two seaplanes circled the roar oftheir motors swelled the din A blimp lazed its way above Brooklyn bridge As the parade i started through the canyon on lower Broadway MacArthur rose and sat on the back of the seatMrs MacArthur and Arthur climbed on the back of their car seats too and waved to thethrongsas the ticker tape fell around their shoulders Paper Pours Confetti ticker tape and torn up of the windows of the Woolworth building just off city hall square blazoned the word Wel on the blue sky and the Reverberated at attention plane come roar of jet planes like thunder MacArthur stood and held his right hand at salute as a band played The Star Spangled Banner Whalen intro duced Mayor Impellitteri who pre sented the medal of the city of New York to MacArthur After accepting the medal and scroll of honor MacArthur stepped to the microphones massed in front of city hall and said Mr Mayor Mr Toastmaster This is the greatest city in the world What an inspiration to see it again with its admixture of citizens drawn from all parts of the universe It is the living ex ample of the ability of men of race and every clime to live progress together Recalls I have just come from another itriking example of unification where men of differing races and different languages are fighting ihoulder to shoulder in a common cause Many are your own sons ready and fit and writing a bril liant battle record The tremen dous reception you have given me recalls a similar homecoming in I participated as a cadet from West Point long ago It was Admiral Deweys return from the war in the Pacific Years have passed indeed since then but the hospitality of New York seems to have grownwith time And today as I watched your throngs great pride and a great confi dence came upon rne For here I A United Nations tankinfantry column captured a hill one mile north of Hwachon reservoirs east tip after a 4hour fire fight with 300 reds The allied column hit the stub born pocket of red Koreans Fri day morning Heavy air and ar tillery attacks softened the com munists just before the column rushed the hill Artillery killed an estimated 50 communists grouped near the res ervoirs north bank U S 5th air force fighters and light bombers flying through an overcast hurled 552 sorties at Chi nese arid North i Korean frontline positions and other targets 20 Towns Hit They attacked one concen trafeon of 100 enemy vehicles and towns Chorwon already heavily blasted by Long Tom 155mrh arT tillery one of the main objec tives oftheallies on the central front Allied authorities estimated some 600000 red troops were massed north of Chorwon for an expected allout spring assault Chorwon is 18 miles inside North Korea v Allied infantrymen wielding flamethrowers cleared the way Thursday for the tanks The with ering bursts of chemical fire drove red rearguards from trenches and bunkers on the last high ground before Chorwon Then the tanks rumbled up to positions only 3 miles south of the city No Salary Increase fOr Robert Larson AP Wirephoto MACS Broadway stages itstraditional ticker tape parade as the MacArthur caravan moves from Bowling Green into the Wall Street district of New York H S T MacArthur Fight fp Finish Seen By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington looks like a fight to the finish be tween Gen Douglas MacArthur and the Truman adminis tration over the best strategy for victory in the far east A surprise defense department statement Thursday night putting President Trumans civilian and military ad visers squarely behind his dismissal of the general was widely taken here Friday as a display of administration sol idarity in preparation for a showdown policy struggle The white house authorized the statement On the other side of the argument persons in position to know MacArthurs personal feelings described him aa deeply convinced of the right ness of the ideas he expressed in his address to congress Thurs day and determined to see them hrough in the belief that major ityopinion in congress and throughout the country would support him Moreover his attack in a talk to the Daughters of the American Revolution late Thursday on regimentation States indicated in the United a willingness on Des Moines Gen eral Robert L Larson will get no salary raise Larson himself Friday helped telephone settle the controversy which has held up the last of the major ap propriation bills He asked that and became tangled in the trees of a proposed increase for him not the nearby park A skywriting be considered further Larson in a letter to a confer ence committee attempting to iron out differences between the two houses over the proposed boost said his work has been without any thought of special reward Both houses then quickly ap proved the conference committee report which recommended no salary increase for Larson This cleared the way for thebill to be sent to the governor The measure of which the pro posed Larson salary boost xvas anly one item appropriates 999000 a year for departmental operations during the next bi ennium RECEIVES GRANT Ames State college has been named the recipient of a natural science grant from the Rockefeller Foundation saw in this great city this melting pot of the world an indomitable force whichcannot fail to main tain our freedom and our way of life This I said to myself is Amer ica and this with Gods help we shall keep American Again my thanks and deepest appreciation for both Mrs Mac Arthur and myself for your heart warming receptionWe shall never forget it You have made us feel thatwe are indeed home From city hall the parade made its way to 5th avenue and contin ued up town to the Waldorf Astoria hotel where the city held an official luncheon for MacAr thur and his military staff and honorary aides his part to broaden the field of conflict to domestic as well as foreign policy issues Policy Dangerous Administration strategy in meeting MacArthurs headon chal it is now being de veloped under white house leader understood to be designed to accomplish two purposes To convince a majority of congress and public opinion that MacArthurs key proposals to seek an early victory in war by taking new military meas ures against red China actually would create a serious danger of setting off World war III 2To demonstrate that in de veloping own policy of fight ing only V limited war in Korea and in sticking to that policy the president has acted on the advice of directly responsible military joint chiefs of staffs On both thesepoints the opin ions of military men are expected to carry great weight The presi dent therefore is due to rely heavily on the testimony before congressional committees of Sec retary of Defense Marshall and Gen Omar Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Both like MacArthur are 5star generals Earlier this week Bradley entered the MacArthilr controversy pub licly with a defense of the limited war policy Told Agreement Thursday night the defense de partment as a whole swung into the fray with a statement ex pressly prompted by General Mac Arthurs reference in his confes sional speech to the joint chiefs of staff After advocating the pro gram which he said was designed to produce a Korean victory with minimum delay and to save American and allied lives Mac Arthur declared he thought other military leaders in the past hat shared his views about the mili tary necessity of such action anc that this included the joint chief of staff Congressional critics and porters of the general alike seizec upon this key point If the JCS thought MacArthurs ideas were right then presumably they ha disagreed with Mr Truman a least in some respects and this if publicly documented would weaken the presidents position in relation to MacArthur All About ADOUl I The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy windy and mild Mday night with showers or thundershowers beginning Showers and windy Saturday turning Saturday eve ning LowFriday night 40 high Saturday 60 Iowa Occasional rain Friday nigh with lows of 3742 north anc 4247 south iRain becoming heavy over most of west anc central pprtions and light rain east on Saturday Highs Satur day 4858 Further outlook Cloudy and cool Sunday with rain in northeast Monday part ly cloudyMore showers anc cool weather indicated for Tues day and Wednesday Tempera tures for the next 5 days will average from 3 to 7 degrees be low the seasonal normal Nor mal highs 6064 normal low 3437 Rainfall with average one inch Minnesota Rain or snow mostly snow in north and rain extreme south Friday night and Satur day Note quite so cold extrenv east Friday night Low Frida night 3236 except 2832 north east High Saturday 3540 north 4045 south GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 52 Minimum 38 At 8 am 40 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 4t Minimum 29 Key Officer Says Mac Can Prove His Point Battle Seen on Approval of Policy General Prepared to Back Speech By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo key staff officer said Friday General MacArthur could document fully his speech to congress Asked if MacArthur could pro vide proof of his remarks the of ficer replied Of couise that will be the easiest part of it He added The big battle will come when he appears before the senate armed services committee to bring out the details The disputed point of whether the joint chiefs of staff had ex pressed approval of Mac Arthurs views remained obscure It was generally felt however that Mac Arthur would riot have said soif he were unprepared to back up his statement Key officers pointed out that many of the meetings between the visiting joint chiefs and MacAr thur were held privately At this headquarters only the general himself knew what had been said It was considered certain that MacArthur had outlined at least some of his views On overall Asi atic strategy during sessions with the Joint chiefs visiting here aft er the outbreak of the Korean war These views were an intimate part of MacArthurs analysis of the Ko rean war and he has expressed them repeatedly in discussing that campaign with all his visitors in cluding this correspondent Taft Soys Truman Works Both Sides By JACK BELL Washington Taft ROhio accused the Truman administration Friday of working both sides of the military and po litical street in an attempt to dis credit Gen Douglas MacArthur Tafts assertion came in the midst of a widening dispute touched off by MacArthurs claim to congress that the joint chiefs of staff once shared his views on Korean war strategy Gen Omar N Bradley chair man of the joint chiefs said Thursday night the question of President Trumans firing of Mac Arthur from his Pacific com mands primarily a political one Then Bradley added I am a military Forelrn Policy Speech Taft chairman of the senate re publican policy committee told a reporter he thinks the Truman ad ministration permits Bradley to speak on foreign policy matters when that serves its purpose and presents him as a purely military adviser when that kind of a state ment is needed Bradley says he isonly a mili tary man but he made a foreign policy speech m Chicago Tues day Taft said In that speech Bradley supported Mr Trumans view that any enlargement in the Korean fighting might lead to World war III Now Bradley says he cant dis cuss political matters when his whole Chicago speech dealt with political matters Taft said add 7 The Truman administration is working both sides of the military and political street They say that MacArthur is a military man and shouldnt speak on politicalmat ters Then they saythat he gave bad military advise when he said the communists wouldnt come into the war That was a political question and the state department should have known if the Chinese com munists would come in since everybody knew they had their divisions on the border Chanced Signals The administration tries to use the same tactics on me When I contend is a political question they say it is a military question and contend that I have no right to talk about it Taft said MacArthurs appear ance before congress has so aroused public opinion that even tually the administration will have to choose between an appease ment policy or fighting the more aggressive war in Korea that Gen eralMacArthur has urged I dont think the public is go ing to let the administration give up Formosa to the Chinese com munists he said MacArthurs reference to the joint chiefs fired demands in con gress for a policy showdown with the high command v li AP SNOWED MacArthur stands in his car mid a shower of ticker tape to an swer cheers of the crowds as the caravan moves up lower Broadway fromjNewl3Tork Citys Battery Senators Humphrey Capehart in Do nny brook Over Mac Washington JP Three sen atois grappled in an fray Friday as a climax to anargu ment oyer Gen Douglas MacAr thurs far policies Those present agreed Jio blows were struck The shovingaround was in a radio in the senate Senator Capehart RInd told threw Senator Huniphrey D Minn out of the recording studio at the capitol after Humphrey called me a dirty name i Also involved was Senator Leh man D LibflNT Capehart said he shoved Senator Lehman backwhenhe tried to jump me from behind Humphrey acknowledgedthe physical clash but denied to a reporter ttiat he cursed Capehart It just is not true Hum phrey said 1 never use profan ity Capehart knows it isnt true Theresnot a wordof truth in it1 Several reportersone a woman were clustered around Capehart when he told them Humphrey called him a dirty name Asked what Humphrey called him Capehart said There s a young lady in the room and I dont use that kind of language before women A reporter asked whether he O B And whether the words or letters were used Thats what it was Capehart he usedthe words Four senators were making a recording for radio or their1 far eastern views Humphrey said that during the debate Capehart accused him and Lehman of being communist sympathizers with red China Humphrey added When the recording was over I walked over to Capehart and told him I deeply resented what he had said about us I told him 1 wanf you to stop it He grabbed my arm but I walked away from himThen he started pitching on to Herbert Lehman I walked out of the room Thats all therewas to it Senator Taft ROhio was the 4th participant in the radio pro gram which was being recorded Hesaid no blows were struck and he did not hear any exchange of epithets I am a peaceful man Taft said All I did was to help sep arate them Vandenberg Body Will Lie in State Grand Rapids Mich body of Senator Arthur H Van denberg republican moulder of bipartisan foreign policy will lie in state for 4 hours Saturday be fore his funeral at 2 p m Gov G Mennen Williams or deredall flags in the state to be flown at halfmast for 30 days in Vandenbergs honor The 67 year old senator who had died Wednesday night will be bur ied beside his parents and first wife His second wife Hvho died last June is buried at Fort Wayne Ind Williams has not indicated when tie will appoint a successor to fill Vandenbergs term in the senate which expires in January 1953 r Clear Lake prince Bill Is Signed Solves Old Problem Governor Says Deg Moines A state appropriation was assured Friday to help the Clear Lake and Iowa great lakes sanitary dis tricts complete their sewage con trol projects Governor William S T3eardsley Thursday signed a bill giving each district fromthe state general fund This will be used to supplement local funds which will be raised by bond is sues in each district The governor approved the bil in the presence of legislators from the two counties immediately af fected Cerro Gordo where Clear Lake is located and Dickin son county where Spirit and Oko boji lakes are located This is a historic bill because it provides the solution to a prob lem that has haunted anc harassed the state for a long time the governor said We have a program for artificial lakes but we must also do something to preserve the usefulness of oui great natural lakes It has been estimated that com pletion of sewage control works in each district will cost a total of around In addition to its financial con tribution the k state will pay rental service fees as will other property owners when the two projects are completed The state money will not become available until the districts have completed their bonding projects 39 Lost os Ships in Collision New Orleans Two Esso tankers the Suez and the Greens boro collided in heavy fog in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday with death toll estimates running as high as 39 Both ships were still ablaze at midday the 10000ton Greens boro with a crew of 42 in a sea of fire that made it unapproachable A few survivors from the rcensboro were picked up by the Esso New York about 185 miles south of Morgan City La The number of the survivors and theif condition was not im mediately known and no account of the collision from them was available The Esso New York radioed that no one believed alive on board the Greensboro The other tanker in the col lision 26000ton Esso Suez is a new supertanker and had a crew of 44 aboard It too was ablaze from fore to aft but was reported underway toward Galveston Tex The Esso Suez first mate was reported killed and 4 crewmen badly burned atDubugue Muscatine Dubuque fled their Clinton Friday as the riverboiled toward and national guard to send to the levees t e revised heieto 235 feet onefoothigher thatr originally expected1A new crest of 20 JEeet 10 inches wai forecast forxClinton and anew level of 19Jeetwas expected at Davenport 4 More Lljht 1 The weather bureaupredicted light the river Satur day Gov William S Adjutant GeneraVjFredfC Tandy ordered two pames to aid Muscatine1 sandbag ging crews The companies re guested by Muscatine Mayor Bert Ohlsen were the headquarters bat tery 113th antiaircraft artillery at Burlington and company Cof the 133rd infantry at Muscatine Ohlsen already had declared state of emergency Hefsaid south Muscatine had toprepare for t crest of 215 feet and that if the levee failed to hold some 658 families might have to be evacu ated Severalfamilies already had fled their homes t The city Muscatine about 20000 population was ot jin danger because it was situated oa high dry ground The Red Cross said it was prepared for a full evacuation of south Muscatine a residential development on low lands about 3 miles south Great Danger In greatest danger was a vast farmland area in Louisa county about 12 miles south of Muscatine Sandbagging crews workmen were ordered to build the levee higher all along the river in an ticipation of the new crest The river was expected to rise a full 9 inches at Dubuque during the next 12 hours Some 25 ciiy blocks not including lowlands along the river already were flooded with water 5 to 6 feet deep About 20 more blocks were expected to be covered The Dubuque Red Cross pre pared to open a second emergency shelter at the American Legion headquarters as the Knights of Columbus club rooms were filled with evacuees sleeping on cots RUSSIAN QUADRUPLETS London JP soviet news agency Toss Friday reported the birth of girls arid a the wife oij a factory porter in Kremenchug near Kiev in the Ukraine SAME M 54 ;