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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS DOME EDITION VOL LVH Associated Press United Press Full Five Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 23 1951 This Paper Consists of Two One No Stronger Price Rules Demanded Truman Message to Congress Washington IP President Truman asked congress again Thursday for stronger price con trolsand denounced as an eco nomic boobytrap one provision of the law passed by the legis lators only 3 weeks ago This sharp phrase was directed at the Capehart amendment a provision which Senator Capehart RInd got into the present law It requires that price ceilings must take into account all in creases in costs since the out break of the Korean war The presidents message was read only in the senate the house having quit earlier in the day un til September 12 Besides elimination of the Cape hart amendment Mr Truman also the ButlerHope J J SHARPE J J Sharpe Attorney at Hampton Dies J Sharpe 78 old estattorney in Franklin county former county attorney here died amendments Two Amendments The first sponsored by Rep Herlong requires that distributors be allowed preKore an markups ongoods The second by Senator Butler and Rep Hope R prohibits slaughter quotas By fixing quotas under the old law the office of price stabiliza tion could tell each slaughterer how many meat animals he could kill OPS contended this was neces sary to assure proper distribution of meat and guard against black markets If the 3 amendments stand Mr Truman said they will do the greatest damage to our price con trols and create the most hard ship for our people Irreparable Damage Action should be taken now to change the new law to prevent needless price increases I urge congress notto wait until irrej parable damage has been done to our economy It should act promptly to take out of the act new amendments that unneces sarily raise price ceilings The president p said he had signed tKe new economics con rrol bill because the dangers in the international sit uation made it unsafe to permit any interruption in our mobiliza tion program He noted congress had passed the measure only the day beforei and had left him only one day in whichto act If he had not signed it he said all production controls as well as pries wage rent and credit con trols would have expired And to have permitted that the president said would have been gambling with the nations se Back in Business Turning then to th e ban on slaughter quotas Mr Truman said Regardless of the reasons which prompted its enactment this amendment does what con gress certainly had no intention of puts the black mar keteer back in the meat business suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 8 p m Wednesday He had practiced law here since 1909 and was active in Masonic circles Survivors include the widow a daughter Mrs Stanley H Vegors Fort Wayne Ind sons Lawrence of Milwaukee Wis and Wilbur of Detroit Mich There are 7 grand children Mr Sharpe was born in Penn sylvania Aug 8 1873 and came to Franklin county with his parents Mr and Mrs Moore Sharpe in 1885 He was graduated from the State University of Iowa school of law and was admitted to the bar in 1898 Mr Sharpe taught school for a time then practiced law in Mon tezuma then came to Hampton in 190S He was married June 20 1899 to Lillian Ehret of Iowa Oregon Forest Fire Is Out of Control Portland Ore catas ropnfc forest fire said to be the 3rd largest in the history of Ore And it catch makes him harder to Without quotas the scramble for scarce supplies increases the jjon roared uncontrolled over 20000 acres along the Umpqua river Thursday A crew of 800 men fought des perately to contain the 8byll nile blaze The Umpqua river dis irict is about 40 miles west of j Coos bay the worlds busiest lum ber port Its the 3rd largest fire in the history of the state said Ray Oglesby West Lane county fire dispatcher Its gone into a phase weve been afraid of Its the turning point from a large forest fire into a catastrophe Despite the extent of the huge blaze no homes were endangered Oglesby said the fire was burning over stands of virgin timber and slashings It was impossible to bring in bulldozers and other heavy equip ment to fight the fire because of the rough terrain The Umpqua blaze was the larg est of hundreds of forest and brush fires sweeping a 1400mile front from northern California to Brit Winds Cut Off Jampico Mexico City Ufi Tampko Mexicos richest port was cut off from the outside world Thursday by the killer hurricane Charlie Officials feared the storm which already has killed 154 persons was increasing its death toll The thrashing tropical storm was believed driving deeper into the interior of Mexico Thursday with diminishing winds but it snuffedout communications con cealing the extent of its destruc tion Power Shut Off Before communications with Tampico blacked out Wednesday United Press Correspondent Rob ert Prescott reported that Tam picos 90000 residents were with out a water supply and that the danger of fire and electrocutions from downed power lines was so great that light and power serv ices had been shut off The storm ripped into the Mex ican coast with 130mile an hour winds about 30 miles north of Tampico Wednesday morning and the city was lashed with winds up to 90 miles an hour A woman and her oneyearold son were electrocuted when they stepped on a fallen live wire shortly after the hurricane tore into the coast from the Gulf of Mexico Another woman died of exposure at a school where she had been evacuated with other refugees On Jamaica island 148 were killed by the hurricane last Fri day night one died on Mexicos Yucatan peninsula and two men were killed in the gulf Hundreds Injured Hundreds of Tampico residents were injured as heavy winds tum bled telephone poles into the streets as though they were match sticks Among the injured was TamaulipasGov Horacio Teran who was struck in the face by flying debris while conducting an inspection tour Telephone and telegraph lines that connect Tampico with Mexi co City Monterrey Veracruz and San Luis PotosT were knocked down and radio stations were si lenced by the power shutoff Amateur radio operators in Mexico City said they were un able to contact hams they knew iriTampico and the Mexican army could not reach the silent city through its communications re sources The black marketeer who cares nothing about ceiling prices finds it much easier to muscle in on the business of his legitimate com petitor This unrestricted compe tition for limited supplies inev itably boosts prices and is like ly to make it impossible to any successful control of meatj prices for consumers Cba Lck made far western forest and range lands almost explosively dry The only death reported was Frank McDon ald 56 Idanha Ore who diedof a heart attack while fighting a 4000acre fire near the Detroit dam Bubble Gum Popping No Excuse for Driver East St Louis 111 Hugh Fiala popped his bubble gum once too often and landed in court He pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of being intoxicated and ramming his car into a tele phone pole while blowing bubbles But he added blowing bubbles was part of his job as sales super visor for a bubble gum company Justice of the peace Johnston fined him Bites Barney Greenville Miss Bill Em erson was casting on a fishing trip when a 14inch bullfrog jumped up and tried to swallow his plug Emerson landed the frog Accidental Gun Blast Is Fatal for Iowa Farmer Mt Ayr Wardrip 57 who farmed near here died Wednesday night at Ringgold county hospital of a bullet wound Sheriff Homer Todd said Wardrip apparently was shooting rabbits when the 22 caliber rifle accident ally discharged The bullet en tered his temple Ralph Cormick of Creston a passing motorist found Wardrip alone in his jeep and took him to the hospital FATALLY INJURED Lawrcnccville HI F Rothert 63 of Leon Iowa motor ing to Huntingburg Ind his for mer home was injured fatally Wednesday night in a traffic acci dent 8 miles west of here Woman Predicts Time of Her Death to the Minute Redwood City Cal Mrs Hanson smiled but said Mrs Edythc Hanson 32 got out nothing of the hospital a month ago she made tiis prophecy I shall die at on Aug 21 Her friends and neighbors laughed it off Nevertheless a number of callers dropped by her house last Tuesday noon just to ice how she was Mrs Hanson was still alive You see they told her Youre jttft imagining things That night about 9 oclock Mrs Hanson went to sleep She never I called the doctor said her husband Marvin At he pronounced her dead Hanson said his wife was a woman of great lailh and people with such faith have premonitions not given to others Mrs Hanson had two children Donald 9 and James 7 5 Killed on Wisconsin Highway 4 Members of One Family Die Elkhorn Wis spectacu lar crash that strewed the high way with wreckage from 3 cars and a semitrailer truck killed 5 persons Wednesday Among the dead were 4 mem bers of one Iowa family including a baby In addition two persons were hurt Officers said the big semitrail er and one of the autos collided at an intersection on highway 12 onehalf mile south of here and that then the truck careened into two more oncoming cars The crash was so violent even the bulky tractortruck was de molished The Walworth county sheriffs office identified the dead as CpL Paul E Pyle 22 formerly of Carroll and Sioux City lowa who was stationed at Percy Jones army hospital Battle Creek Mich Pauls wife Elsie about 21 Paula Pyle 10 m o n t h old daughter of CpL and Mrs Paul E Pyle Helen Jane Pyle 26 Sioux City Iowa sister of Paul Pyle Leonard Barncard 26 Route 1 Elkhorn The injured were the driver of the truck Claire Wright 33 Mil waukee who was reported in criti cal condition and Adolph Brown 52 Elkhorn whose injuries were not serious The sheriffs office said the truck collided with the Barncard auto and then rammed into the car driven by Mrs Pyle and the car in which Brown was riding alone Corporal Pyle and his sister Helen are children of Mr and Mrs H L Pyle The father is a railway mail clerk and the family former ly lived at Carroll Iowa There were 12 children in the family The Pyle family held a family reunion at Sioux City last week end and Helen Pyle had recently Men visiting two sisters Mrs Bill Olson of Dccorah Iowa and Mrs John Backer of Route 4 Charles City Iowa It was be loved she was accompanying her Drother Paul and his family in order to visit in their Battle Creek home Corporal Pyle was attached to the finance department at Percy Communists Break Off Talk Enemy Radio Is Conflicting THE GENERAL LOOKS THEM Geu Iiaii ford MacNider Mason City commander of the 103rd re serve infantry division now in training at Camp McCoy Wis a group of Mason City and Charles City men demonstrate a homemade boat and raft With the general are Maj Hank Hook and Capt Hines Mount both of Mason City Cpl Robert Suby Fertile demon READY TO a Tvooded area on the Camp McCoy military reservation a group of Mason City national guardsmen prepare to fire a 75 millimeter recoilless rifle All members of Co H 2nd battalion 133rd regiment 34th division the men are left to right 2nd Lt Richard D Schmidt Pfc JohnSchmitz and Pfc Donald Stangler Change in Beef Prices Going Up Instead of Downward By NORMAN WALKER Washington price ceilings may go up a cent or two a pound on many cuts instead of being reduced a dime as the government had planned Housewives probably will have to pay the penny or two extra a pound for beef round cuts But ceilings on ham burger are likely to remain unchanged and some fevr price cuts on loin and rib cuts are expected But office of price stabilization officials made it clear to meat industry leaders at meeting Wednesday that there will be a general boost in beef prices They said the higher prices are required under the new program would discourage beef defense production art to comjproduction and congress barred signed to lower beef prices by a dimeapound this autumn The meat industry argued that this Jones hospital Other children of Mr and Mrs S L Pyle include David of Dmaha Jerry Janet Marilyn and Ktarlev all of Sioux City and 5 children in California pensate the industry for lagging cattle byproducts yields The new law vnder which rno 3ilization officialave said liv ing costs may go up 5 to S perj cent requires ceilings to be fixedj so that normal profit margins are preserved j Below Ceilings Officials said prices lor cattle hides now are about 25 per cent below ceilings and tallow prices about 33 per cent under ceilings so greater profits from beef are needed to preserve the industrys profit position Tallow and hide ceilings are to be adjusted down ward when the beef price boosts go into in a month or two Earlier this year OPS launched a beef price cutting program in volving a scries of rollbacks dej further beef price cuts 2 BOTS ESCAPE strates a boat made frum a GI sleeping bag The boat is ribbed with tree branches On the raft madeof a can vas tarpaulin are PfcHarold Jacobsen Nora Springs Cpl Jerald Klassen Charles City Pfc Max Lines Charles City Cpl Robert Klassen Rudd Cpl Keith Reothier ElmajPfc Ivan L Brown Charles City and Pfc Rich ard Ritter Charles City See pictures pages 10 1112 North lowans Find McCoy Is Rugged See Realistic Tough Training By DICK HABEEf GlobeGazette Staff Writer Camp McCoy than 500 men from North Iowa are traveling on their stomachs at ids huge U S army post and training area They are eating pretry good and also crawling hrough woods and over hills on heir bellies The life of an infantryman is at best unpleasant Add the cold rainy weather that has been cur rent here and VQU have the army The army is what the 103rd division a reserve outfit and the 34th national guard division are experiencing Here for a two week encampment the men are orng through what is probably heir most intensive training since iie war The 34th completes its 5th postwar summer camp Satur day and the 103rd a week later Hard to Find Men of the Red Bull division which carved niche for itself in military history in Africa and Italy during World war have been harder to find the last two weeks than a politician on a battlefield In all kinds of weathersmost of it over a 64000acre training area They are fighting a makebelieve en emy called the who fires blank cartridges at them The terrain is reminiscent of Italy climate too And there are big hills to climb The army says its soldiers must learn more about fighting in hilly or mountainous country because of itsexperience in Korea There also is a new realism about the operations on the Camp McCoy training grounds The ag gressor an enemy in special uniforms who speaks a strange pig Eatin is full of tricks Early this vveek the foe sent a soldier disguised as a newspaper photographer into the 34th divi sions lines Strutting staff officers posed for him near an operations map Instead of photographing the officers the disguised soldier took rAll About The Weather j Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 56 high Friday 78 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday with a few showers in west portion Thurs day night and extreme north west Friday A little warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 54 to 58 east 5S to 62 west High Friday 79 to 84 Further outlook Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday Scattered showers probably beginning Saturday night and continuing into Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Scattered showers west portion Thursday night and over north and west portions Friday A little wanner east portion Thursday night Low Thursday night 5863 exj cept 5458 extreme northeast High Friday 7883 UN Tabs Charges Frameup Munsan Korea com munists abruptly broke off tha Korean armistice talks Thursday accusing the allies of trying to murder the red delegates but intimated early Thursday they ex pected the meetings to be rer sumed some time in thefuture Gen Matthew B Ridgway preme United Nations commander the red charges as a frameup planned in advance The communist liaison officer old allied liaison officers the ceasefire talks were off now on However early Thursday the Peiping radio broadcast the text of a message from the top red commanders in Korea saying It is our hope thaithe armistice ne gotiations willproceed smoothly and that a just and reasonable agreement acceptable to both sides will be Violent Language This broadcast signed oy Chi nese Gen Peng Tehhuai and forth Korean Premier Kim n Sung was nevertheless inviolent anguage It charged that the allies had lombed Kaesong in an effort to murder our delegation and de manded that take re sponsible action and accept all responsibility and consequences Ridgway already had rejected the bombing allegation as a fraud invented by the reds The Chinese and North Korean communists made the break after a succession of charges building up to the climax at a m Thursday First they charged that allied troops killed a Chinese patrol leader in an ambush near the con ference site of Kaesong on Sun day While the UN command was re jecting this as obviously the work of civilian guerrillas either from North or South Koreans the reds made a new charge that a commu nist jeep with a white flag had been bombed also on Sunday Roused From Bed Overlapping the UN reply that jrior notice of vehicle movement was required the communists ien roused allied liaison officers from bed at Munsan early day The reds alleged an allied plane iad bombed Kaesong An allied investigation showed no UN planes were in the area The communist liaison officer on the spot then told the Ameri cans the conference was off A suDcoTnmittee meeting had been scheduled for Thursday to discuss anew the disagreement on where to draw a truce buffer zone The red liaison officer was quoted as saying the talks were cancelled from now on Later red broadcasts gave aE shades of meaning to the They confused the issue thoroughJ y whether the breakdown was intended to be permanent or tern porary General Ridgway capped a se ries of allied replies and state ments at midnight Thursday 9 a m Thursday E S T with a sharp statement declaring vthe allies made no such bombing as charged He said the timing and abrupt ness of the red breakoff notice showed that the communists high command had decided in advance to end the talks even before they made their latest complaint a picture of the operations map Since then newsmen have been eyed suspiciously Realistic Training The story illustrates the pains Eldora Two 17 year old GlobeGazette weather data uo ths one from Des Monies anau0 g a m Thursdav other from Davenport escaped Maximum from the state training school for boys here Wednesday SAME Minimum At 8 a m 50 62 Blick traffic In pail l vv st bouts linos A Gets Around South Bend Ind jP Willie Porter 30 pleaded guilty in South Bend city court to stealing a watch from Miss Mary Richard son 26 Then the court tried Miss Rich ardson and found her guilty of stealing the watch from Miss Boba Tharbs Both admirers of the watch drew 30day jail sentences and jthat are taken to give realism to the maneuvers for the guard and reserve divisions The army first began using an aggressor force after World war II For several years U S troops stationed in Germany have been fighting an aggressor under con ditions that would prevail were Russia to attack This year the guards and reserves at Camp Mc Coy also have a foe One can report that the morale of North Iowas men at Camp Mc Coy is high There is a seriousness about the training period espe cially in the guard division that officers report was not as appar ent last year This may be be cause the army has announced that other division can be ex pected to be called in active duty hundreds of veterans in the division theold slogan that there is no substitute for training once youare in actual combat takes on added significance A GlobeGazette reporter and photographer found one of Ma son Citys guard companies H company 2nd battalion 133rd regiment crouched in a wooded area a hill that was being attacked Training Too Short Said 1st Lt Marian Waggoner Vlason City the company com mander The trouble is our training is oo short It takes the men a week o get into condition and were icre for only two weeks Waggoner and his men were dog tired It was about 10 a m or some 10 hours they had been moving ahead cautiously chasing he foe to a last redoubt on a ligh hill that wasseparated from he woods by a grassy field Other companies of infantry were bringing up mortars and re oilless rifles H company would be on the move at any minute The men sat quietly in foxholes dug by other doughfoots who had slogged over McCoys terrain They said the food had been pretty good in camp and that they were eating C rations in field Like most soldiers they did 1 ;