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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited lor to CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI TNAT MAKIS ALL NOITMIOWANS TST VOL AVII cUted FTCM United Full Wirtt Cento MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AFKlL 23 1951 This Paper Consists ot Two Ont One Mans Opinion A By W EARL HALL ihj Editor Breqking a Long SilenceAnd How I DONT ordinarily go around claiming credit for my exploits At least I try to guard against it But on this and going to deviate from that rule I do hereby make appli cation for some credit and I am addressing that application to all who are subjected regularly or spasmodically to either rny clumsy writing or my halting oratory And what is it for which I claim credit Is it that Ive gonemore than year and a quarter without smoking after having come pretty close to becoming a chainsmoker cigarets and pipe No not that Is since the first of the year by a selfimposed diet Ive managed to drop some 30 pounds of weight No not that either Then what could it be you may well inquire And Im telling you Its that Ive done these two things without burdening either readers or listeners with the de tails As a matter of fact this is my first mention of my exploit on the airor in print Hardest Job of All Maintaining this silence I can honestly say has been more diffi cult than the abstinence from smokingor thedietary discipline Just think of the mileage I could have hadfrom these things in my column And now I probably am disqual ifying myself for any and all credit by Intruding upon you inno cent unsuspecting people two or three observations prompted by my little adventure in the field of selfdenial About smoking Id say first that breaking the habit isnt half as hard as its advertised to be That is if you REALLY want to stop All you need is a good firm de termination In my case this de termination was arrived at very simply I the bad taste in my mouth against the limited enjoyment derived from smoking and concluded it was a bad deal for me So I quitsmoking My experience and observation with to not thatit is basically a mechanical habit Its this rather than1 that the smoker becomes a slave to nicotine as usually is claimed to be the case Put em Out of Sieht And because its ahabitS involv ing the hands fully as much as the mouth and throat my first sug gestion to anybody whos thinking of giving up smoking besure that your tobacco pipe or other imoking equipment is either dis carded completely or kept in a distant place If its a mere matter of reach Ing into apocket andpulling out a cigaret the act can be at least during the first few days without your being con scious of it But if you have to chase up a flight of stairs to get to your source of supply youjust do it How long Ill abstain from imoking Iam not saying At pres ent I have no desire or plan to resume But Im not commiting myself Nor am I a crusader on the subject If youre deriving a lot of enjoyment from which I never on smok ing by all means Abstinence from smoking has had no appreciable effect on rny health or happiness When I was smoking my heaviest I had a ca tarrhal cough I still have it but perhaps in a slightly reduced de gree Im not sure about this At any rate laying off the cigarets and the pipe didnt cure it Chemistry or Appetite And I must report that my abstinence from smoking was ac companied by a gain in weight even against a halfhearted en deavor to prevent it Was this the result of a changed chemistry in my body from nonsmoking Or was it from an appetite made keener by nonsmoking Frankly I dont I have managed to introduce my next topic of dis cussion About reducing the best pos sible exercise consists of pushing yourself briskly away from the youve had your fill This combined with even a reas onable regard for calory intake and an avoidance of sugars and starches will do the business It did for me While I have no plans with re spect if the resumption of smok ing I have it definitely in mind never to let myself get greatly overweight again Will you call it to my attention if I do And why do I feel this way about overweight Theres just one reason Its this In my whole field of acquaintance I do not know of one corpulent person who has lived to what could be called Old age And I love life More in a Fewonal Vein And now that Im so cozily launched on this visit with you on t highly personal basis I think Ill continue by recalling mi in cident atthe Pentagon In Wash ington a little less than a year when t was privileged along a group of about 50 other CONTINCTD OH Allied Troops in 12Mile Retreat 8 Killed in Vehicles on Weekend 3Car Collision West of Ames By THE ASSOCIATED FKESS Eight personswere killed in a series of motor vehicle accidents in Iowa over the weekend The victims were Shirley Parks 16 of Boone Melvin Seeding of near West Point Arnold Kam erick 28 of Pella Raymond R Smith 54 of Des Moines Mrs Joseph Klahf about 35 of Ded liam Virginia Foggy 24 of New London an unidentified man who was struck and killed by a bus Saturday night and Leslie Miller 53 aSalix farmer Miss Parks was killed in a 3 car collision 5 miles west of Ames Sunday night Six other persons were injured 3 of them seriously Car Overturiw Boeding was fatally injured Sat urday when his car overturned on a country road near West Point Three persons were injured in he accident which killed Kam jrick Sunday 6 miles east of Os jaloosa Two cartrain collisions took the lives of two of the victims Sun day Smith was killed when his car was struck by a Rock Island passenger train at an unguarded rossing just north of the Des Moines city limits Miss Foggy was killed when a Burlington passen ger train hit a stalled car in which shewas sitting and a trac tor at Sater crossing 4 miles west of Danville Two other persons were critically injured Mrs Klahf died when the car in which she was riding struck a aridge a mile and a half south of Carroll Saturday Joseph Klahf 37 was critically injured Drowns at Wheel Woodbury Co u n t y Coroner Thomas Coriden said Leslie Miller apparently drowned when he was pinned beneath the steering wheel pf his it had overturned in a waterfilled ditch near Luton Saturday Millers wife and 4 other passengers in the car escaped through the rear door of the near ly submerged vehicle Deputy Sheriff H J Carter said the unidentifiedman was struck oy a bus4 miles south of Council Bluffs The deputy saidthe dead man carried no identification and he only clues to his identity were a laundry mark on the trousers searing the name Harvey Dan iels and a brand label of a Los Angeles store in his coat Fingerprints of the dead man lave been sent to Los Angeles po lice for possible identification arter said 135 Square Block Area Inundated at Dubuque By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The swollen Mississippi on a springtime spree plagued Iowa and Illinois towns along its upper reaches Monday after spreading havoc in Minnesota and Wisconsin An area equal to 135 square blocks was under water at Dubuque where the big river crested at 227 feet Sunday to top the 1880 record of 215 feet Unofficial damage es timates at Dubuque ran into the millions Monday morning he riverwas 2259 feet in Dubuque Downstream from Dubuque patrols labored through the night sandbagging dikes Highway 30 on both sides of the IowaFulton III Spud Growers Refuse to Elect Representative Kennedy in Doubt Illustrator Describes Atomic Bomb BT HOWARD W BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor New York magazine Monday publishes what it says is the first eyewitness description of the ABomb This comes from Jim Berryman Washington Star cartoonist and il lustrator who Look says took an authorized flight in a B50 car rying an Abomb in a practice run Look says the air force cleared the story and Berrymans that Berryman saw a real atomic In Washington however the atomic energy commission denied ment bomb and quoted the air force as saying he did not see a repre sentation of one The AEC state ment writer of the article in the current issue of Look magazine did not actually see an actual atomic weapon and the air force has assured the atomic energy commission that the writer did not see a representation of an atomic As he saw it the present A bomb is as big as a living room Its shape is like the hot water tank in your basement length about 20 feet diameter 9 or 10 feet Nose rounded Tail slightly tapered but stubby and fitted with 4 wings The trigger is set in the tail and Berryman says it is about the size of an umbrella stand He says he does not know how this trigger works The usual unoffi cial report has been that the trig ger feels atmospheric pressure and explodes the bomb at any height set Berryman says the bomb he saw was set to explode about 40 seconds after being dropped TOM HEFUN DIES Lafayette Ate Thomas Cotton Heflin former U S senator and one of Alabamas most stormy political figures died at his home Sunday He was 82 Clinton ttidge were water covered floodwater surrounded Sabula owa and authorities there said hat if either of two dikes should ive way about a third of the town vill be submerged by 12 feet of water The Sabula dikes still were holding Monday morning The Mississippi was expected to rest at 195 feet at Sabula Mon lay and at 207 feet at Clinton Vednesday Police Chief Ed Loftus of Fulton aid there was little chance of lolding the dike south of Fulton ie said if it goes 40 families will be forced from their homes Rock Island Builds Illinois communities on the river buttressed levees Rock Island set up an arcshaped flood wall to protect the city of 49000 Drury nd New Boston 111 called for more men to help strengthen lev ees High winds hampered work ers in the Drury levee district as well as in Muscatine just across he river Muscatine is expecting a crest 215 feetWednesday The water emporarily dropped 1 of a foot here Sunday the Mississippi vashed a 700foot break in the evee at Port Louisa Iowa send ng water over 700 acres of rich armland and a government game preserve At Davenport flood waters orced i200 persons from their homes In Wisconsin at Prairie du Chien and LaCrosse there was till plenty pf water to cope with although the Mississippi crested ast week Red Cross officials said twill take up to two weeks to get all of hundreds of evacuees back nto their homes Cleaning Up St Paul and Winona Minn ike the Wisconsin towns turned o the tedious task of cleaning up The inundation in these two areas vas the greatest since before the urn of century Cool weather prevailed over the midwest early Monday Freezing emperatures forecasters s a i d voiildnt change the picture in the flood areas except that it would add to the hardship of evacuees unable to find proper shelter At Dubuque it was 27 early Monday The freezing line dipped down nto Iowa northern Illinois north rn Indiana and northwestern Ohio Some early morning read ngs include Duluth 30 Bismarck Dak 27 Lamoni 32 South BendIrid 32 Minot N Dak 23 Tint Mich 32 Los Angeles had 57 Miami 74 About His Post Iowa potato grow ers and handlers refused Monday to nominate a representative or an alternate to serve on the north central potato marketing commit tee Meeting States Electric company auditor ium 15 potato growers unanimous ly agreed upon the refusal They argued that they were not in fa vor of the marketing agreement order which requires federal in spection of potatoes beforesale Nomination of a representative would make it appear that we are willing to go along with the mar keting agreement program James R Kennedy Clear Lake told the lobeGazette Disprove Program We want them marketing agreement area officials PMA of ficials and the USDA to know ihat we dont approve of the pro gram and that we dont want to included in it Kennedy added The meeting was called by the PMA and the northcentral mar keting committee Kennedy said Ralph Headley Minneapolis manager of the north central po tato marketing agreement pro grampresided at the meeting Harold Brightwell Des Moines PMA official also was present at the meeting Kennedy had represented North Iowa growers on the marketing committeesince the North lowans were included in the marketing agreement area last October Surprise Removal He stated that he had no knowl edge that his termhad expired or that he was to be removed from the for About The WEATHER Mason City Mostly cloudy through Tuesday with showers likely Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 35 to 40 High Tuesday 50 to 55 Iowa Considerable cloudiness scattered showers Tuesday and in north and central portions Monday night Warmer Monday night low ranging from 34 to 30 northeasrto 44 to 48 extreme southwest High Tuesday 47 to 53 north south ern border Further outlook Showery Wednesday and Thurs day Mild Wednesday becom ing cooler Thursday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness scattered showers extreme south Monday south portion quite so cool night and in Tuesday Not extreme south Monday night Low Monday night 2529 north 2935 south High Tuesday 4652 GlobeGazette weather statistics xr the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday April 23 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 44 27 41 68 40 GlobeGazette weather statistics tevthe 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday April 22 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 29 32 47 57 32 here at the Central committee until nomination of a the meeting new repre sentative was calledt The North Iowa growers have petitioned Charlos F Brannan U 5 secretary of agriculture the re gional PMA office in Chicago and the nbr th central marketing agree ment headquarters in Minneapolis to be released from the marketing agreement Kennedy pointed out So far as isknown no action iias been taken on the petition Kennedy said The potato mar keting agreement area includes 12 North Iowa counties Rhee Cables General His Approval New York Douglas MacArthur has received a cable from Syngman Rhee president of the Republic of Korea lauding the deposed far east commander for his magnificent address be fore congress Maj Gen Courtney Whitney personal adviser to MacArthur released the text of the cablegram Monday The government and the peo ple of the Republic of Korea it read join me in extending our spontaneous and wholehearted congratulations to you on your magnificent address delivered be fore the joint session of congress The magnanimous spirit you demonstrated and the unquestion able principles for which you stand have inspired us all and will carry us to final victory for the case of freedom of mankind MacArthur meanwhile re mained in seclusion in his hotel suite here resting after the most tumultuous welcome New York City ever paid a returning hero His wife and son Arthur 13 were going to the circus Monday after noon Whitney during an interview said the ousted commander is keeping close track of the Korean war situation getting most of his information from the press and communiques he receives He does not get official military re ports Whitney said but has a set of his own maps and knows the embattled terrain thoroughly Whitney said that to this day General MacArlhur never has been informed as to the reasons for his summary dismissal and he hasnt the faintest idea why the action was taken SOUTH KOREA AP Wiixphoto REDS STRIKE ON 100MILE reds unleashed their expected spring offensive and initial gains slammed a15mile bridgeheadacross the Imjin river A on main approaches to Seoul Nomans town of Kaesong in this area may have been taken by the reds Northwestof Hwachorr reservoir and east of the dam C UN units forced to pull back their lines There were clashes too on the dormant east coast front Chicago Readies Giant MacArthur Welcome Bevan Quit n Protest Over Arms London ff Aneurin Bevan declared Monday he quit the laboi cabinet because Britain has been diagged too far behind the wheels of American diplomacy He is protesting arms expendi tures in Britains new budget Against the backdrop of a deep ening crisis in Britains socialist government the fiery Welshman told the house of commons that arms production m the United States will gobble up raw mate rials at such a rate that civil ian the westernworld outside America will be under mined Another Resignation Many officials and London newspapeis fepoited that Haiold Wilson 35 year old president of the board of faade had also ic signed and that other junior min isters might follow Labor party circles believed that Prime Minis ter Attlees shaky government might undeigo defeat m the budget debate this week Tjhis would bring on a geneial election The conservative paity of Win ston Churchill delighted at the turn of events predicted it would soon be back in power Bevan resigned as minister of labor in protest agamst the gov ernments 195152 budget He ob jected to cutting free medical services in favor of rearmament Attacks Arms Program Taking advantage of the tradi tional opportunity for a cabinet minister to explain hisresigna tion Bevan asserted that Britains 3 year 000000 arms program is already dead Itcannot be achieved without irreparable damage to the econ omy of Great Britain and the world he said In a direct appeal to the United States Bevan said It may be that such an occa sion as the very dramatic nature of the resignation might cause even some of our American Chicago MacAr thur to ChicagoThurs day and the nations second larg est city is all set for a super wel come SoldierField the lake front openair aiena was icseived Sun friends late to think before it is too Defense Calls for Draft of 1202 Doctors Washington defense department called Monday for the draft of 1202 doctors during July August and September Officials said the draft call is needed because there have not been enough volunteers to fill medical needs If enough doctors volunteer the present requisition will not be necessary the depart ment said The call is for priority one doc who received medical education at government expense or were deferred from service during World war II to attend medical school and who have served less than 90 days in the armed forces day foi a mass Thursday night civic But the greeting will get under way in high style the moment the generals plane touches ground The about Bataan noon at Midway airport An official re ception committee of 200 promi nent citizens including rehied Generals Charles G Dawes and Robert willtbe on hand Military Salute Before heading for the down town loop area and a foimal pa rade the general will be given militaiy honors including a 17 gun aitillery salute by 5th army aitillerymen at the airport A ciushmg ciowd of about 75 pei of Chicagos expected to take part m the mammoth Celebration for the general his wife and their son Arthur 13 To give the spectators room to move most surface traffic will be detourned from the downtown aieaThe parade route winds from the near north side to the BataanCorregidor bridge over the Chicago river where the gen eial will place a wreath then through the loop to the Stevens hotel wheie the general will spend the night No Formal Speech Mayor Martin H Kennelly said MacArthur has indicated he does not expect to make a formal speech in the ceremonies at Sol dier Field mayor1 said the general would say a few words The public reception in the9Q 000seat Soldier Field starts at 8 p m The outdoor stadium can be stretched to seat almost an addi tional 30000 with temporary bleachers Officials said doors would open early in the day and that it would be first come first served Following the Chicagowelcome MacArthur is scheduled to go tc Milwaukee Friday where he will be feted and given an honorary degree at Marquette university The general will travel to Mil waukee by automobile Officials of various communities said they were awaiting definite word of the route to be taken before setting plans for celebrations Officials of suburban Skokie on the highway to Milwaukee said school would be let cut and practically every citizen in town would line the streets to pay homage to MacAr thur COMMUNISTS FEW DCS Moines OT U S Attor ney General J Howard McGrath said at a news conference here Saturday he thought the number of communists in Iowa to be very very small SAME BUck tttf tratfit itnlh In pasi 21 hours Moody Named to Succeed Vandenberg Veteran Newsman Senator L a M s i n gr Mich Moody Washington corresponden for the Detroit News was named Monday by Gov Mermen Williams as U S senator from Michigan succeeding the late Arthur H Vandenberg j The 49 year old Moody lias been assigned to the bureau since 1933 During World war II le served as war corre spondent for the News and the North American Newspaper Alli ance Senator Moody is a democrat Williams said in announcing the appointment Moodys political affiliation was not generally Chinese Hit on 100 Mile Front Report Reds Mass 3000 Russ Planes By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo yp J n i t e d Nations troops pulled back as much as 12 miles under the impact of a major red offensive which raged along 100 miles of the Korean front Monday In other sectors the allies stopped the reds cold Where the allies withdrew it was in orderly fashion The communists with nearly 700000 men facing the front launched their attack at 730 Sun day night behind their heaviest aitillery bairage of the war Their assault eased in daylight Monday but was renewed with fresh vigor Monday night One intelligence officer called the attack the reds major ef fort But another spokesman said Monday its still too early to tell if it is the reds longexpected big spring push Censors at Wwk Close censorship delayed newi of the offensive Hi hours Then it permitted only a fragmentary picture of the battleThis was it The reds forced a crossing of the Imjin river along a front in the west They were checked by concentrated UN air and artillery fire This crossing is 25 milesnortheast to SO miles north of Seoul shellshattered South Korean capital r United Nations troops pulled back south of the Hantan river the adjoining sector to the Wirephbto BLAIR MOODY known befdre but an associate on the Detroit News described him as A new dealer from the start Moodys appointment gives the democrats a 4vote margin in the senate Vandenberg was a repub lican Moody is a personal friend of Williams and was a longtime friend of Vandenberg He went to Washington in 1933 Blair Moody most completely meets the needs of Michigan for senate representation and needs of the nation for capable vigorou and experienced leadership Wil liams said I know him as a fine citizen of high ability a friend of Senator Vandenberg Frank Murphy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in cast They blew their bridges be hind them The western front was strewn with bodies of thousands of Chi nese cut jlown by artillery and air bombardment Attacks Met The communist wen met by thunderousiallied artillery barrages that twinkled acrois the ragged dark skyline The U S 5th air force1 rushedfill available planes into There were no reports of red air power supporting thebig drive at the outset In Washington last Wednesday anairforce spokeSf man estimated the Chinesecould make between 500 and 700 plant attacks in a 24hour period There were that the reds had massedsome 3000 planes of Manchurian bases called 3tHe privilegedsanctuary by General MacArthur MacArthurs protest against high policy leaving the sanctuary un molested by allied air attack were a factor m his dismissal as su pieme allied commander This laIt At first UN field commanders were cautious about describing thered attacks as the longex pected spring counteroffensive But as the action developed a frontline intelligence officer com mented This is their major effort At U S 8th army headquar ters AP Correspondent Robert Eunson reported the reds had slammed a 15milewide bridge head across the winding Imjin river on the western front That was near parallel 38 on one of the main approaches to Seoul rubbled South Korean cap ital liberated by UN forces Heavy fighting raged elsewhere on the western sector on the cen tral front and on the long dorm ant eastern front One of the first red attacks smashed into allied lines north west of the big Hwaciiprr reser voir on the central front The Chinese drove a wedge alliedline at one point Front dispatches said UN forcespulled back as much as several miles The Chinese power drive qyer ran one allied position north jf Hwachon The UN unitthat had been attacking there Saturday was forced back and had to rer group By Monday morning it had retaken the position Correspondent Eunson said an estimated 2025 red troops were killed Sunday Artillery Helps Artillery piled up the Publishers Gather in Annual Meeting New York 1200 publishers and other executives of the nations daily newspapers gathered here Monday for prelim inary sessions of the 65th annual meeting of the American News paper Publishers association United Press Associated Press and International News Services meetings were scheduled to occu py most of Monday with an A N P A labor relations conference opening the associations program enemy dead in a canyon south of Chor won and elsewhere along the front UN forward elements east of the Hwachon dam were forced to withdraw The enemy was prob ing for the road leading southwest to Chunchon Large enemy units rolled down the road from the east coast to Inje on the east central front Two Chinese forces ground ward Yonchon from two direc tions on the western front The reds were closing in from the north and west Eunson said the red counter offensive blunted a limited UN attack started Saturday By con stantly attacking the allied troops had delayed tne red offensive for ;