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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVH Associated Press and UnJted Press Full Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6 Thii Paper Consists ot Two M 1 Vishinsky Hits Appeal to Halt Reds 13 Asian Middle East Nations Attempt to Stop Chinese Drive Lake Success An drei Vishinsky Wednesday derid ed a direct appeal by 13 Asian and middle east countries to Peiping to halt its forces at the 38th par allel in Korea He spoke before UN as sembly which soon afterward vot ed 51 to 5 soviet bloc to place on its emergency program a reso lutiondesigned to halt communist Chinese intervention Vishinsky said red China and its people want peace but that it must come alter the withdrawal of UN forces from Korea The soviet foreign minister told the emergency session of the as sembly that the 13 Asian and middle east countries which ap pealed Tuesday night for the halt at the parallel were the same powers that supported crossing the 38th parallel when UN troops were advancing India which sparked the newest direct peace plea to communist China abstained from voting for the northward crossing of the parallel The Philippines Egypt and 9 other Asian and middle east countries joined India in the new appeal Tuesday night The assembly went into its emergency session to discuss put ting a 6nation plea for halting Chinese intervention in Korea at the top of its program This was advanced by the big 3 western powers and Norway Equador and Cuba after a similar plea was vetoed in the security council by Russia Carlos P Romulo Philippines foreign minister and one of the signers of the 13natipn direct ap peal pleaded for quick assembly action The peace of the whole world may depend on what we do or fail to do here he told the delegates He scoffed at red Chinas conten tion that only volunteers poured into Korea to send UN forces into retreat Women Injured in Car Crash A spot of icy street at4th and Crescent drive caused an accident Tuesday evening involving3 autos and sent two women to Mercy hospital The injured were Mrs Robert L Salier Nora Springs suffering from possible internal injuries and Mrs John Hogan 522 8th S E who received cuts on her forehead and nose It started when Robert Salier Nora Springs driving east on 4th and James P Preftakes 20 Jef ferson S W driving south on Crescent skidded on ice at the intersection Police said the Pref takes car hit a curb a tree and the Salier auto Then a car driven by Carl J Foldesi 13 6th N E skidded on the ice and ran into the Pref takesvehicle The injured women were both passengers in the Salier car The accident occurred at p m Tuesday North Iowa Towns Without Power for 6 Hours Hanlontown Fer tile and other towns in North Iowa also southern Minnesota were without power from a m until 8 a m Wednesday due to a fire at the plant of the Interstate Power Co at Albert Lea Minn A large number of homes in this community were without heat during the period as many use gas which didnot function when the electrically operated thermp stats went out At the central telephone office it was necessary to use the old hand operated bell system and central was kept busy giving the cause of the trouble Lights were out radio stations in Vhe area were off the air and there was other inconvenience The trouble at Albert Lea was caused by a fire in a cable tunnel at the plant Smoke and fumes were seen coming from a concrete tunnel housing mainpower cables from generators of the plant Firemen were unable to get power from their water pumps and had to put gasoline pumps in to use Electricity for the city o 12000 persons was shut off Holstein Breeders Elect Clarion Man Emmetsburg Iowa Holstein Breeders association elected C H Miller Clarion as president at its annual convention here Tuesday Directors chosen included E M Wright and Don tld Hamer both of Waterloo Loaded With Luck Roanoke Va Blanche Fluke oughtnt to have to worry bad luck for some time During one search period through her yard she picked up 37 four leaf crovers CABBIE GETS EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT and Mrs D L Grizzle happily look over their new bank books in Dallas Texas that show a big balance money they didnt have a short time earlier and its all a gift Grizzle a Dallas taxicab driverdrove a man to Temple Texas two weeks ago to see his girl friend to ask her to marry him After talking with the girl a few minutes the man returned to the car all smiles and presented the driv er with a a tip The past two weeks the Grizzles have spent in anxious waiting to see if the check would be honored by the Chicago bank on which it was drawn Tuesday the clearance on the check was received It was good and the new bank account resulted General Collins Says Yanks Can Spare One More Division By GENE SYMONDS U P Staff Correspondent Seoul Korea J Law ton Collins U S army chief of staff said Wednesday the United States could spare only one more division for Korea buteven that would leave United Nations forces vastly outnumbered Despite the allied reversals he old a press conference after a our of the northwest battlefront use of the atomic bomb would be mpracticalin Korea He said the only additional di vision which the United States could send to this theater is the 82nd airborne But he gave no in dication whether ac tually will be sent here He said he did not expect any mmediate reinforcementof the UN forces by UN members not already represented in Korea UN forces in Korea including 7 American divisionstotal about 160000 men Arrayed against them arenearly 300000 Chinese and Korean communist frontline xoops and reserves of more than 700000 overall army of more than 1000000 Collins scouted suggestions that he allied 8th army might be en veloped by powerful Chinese orces driving down its right flank The 8th army is pretty com petent to take care of itself he said He said he was impressed with he orderliness of the 8th armys retreat and the high morale of troops He indorsed Gen Douglas Mac Arthurs view that Chinas inter vention had created an entirely lew situation in Korea Asked if thought the atomic bomb might be used as a tactical weapon againstthe invading Chinese he said Certainly not from what I saw ruesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason and contin ued cold with light snow Wed nesday night Loiy Wednesday night 5 below High Thursday 18 Iowa Snow continuing in east and central Wednesday night and probably Thursday Heavy ac cumulations likely in central and east snow flurries extreme west Continued cold and rather windy with blowing and drift ing snow Low Wednesday night 5 to 10 above northeast zero to 10 below southwest High Thursday 15 southwest 20 to 25 northeast Further outlook Partly cloudy and not so cold Friday low Friday morning about 10 above zero Northwest erly winds diminishing Thurs day Shippers Northwest 15 below southwest 5 below southeast two below northeast 5 to 10 above Minnesota Snow windy and cold Wednesday night and probably Thursday Heavy accumulation of snow over most of east por tion especially near Lake Super ior Low Wednesday night 15 above northeast to zero to 10 below southwest High Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 12 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 2 Precipitation 08 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 25 Set as Goal of Cheer Fund HI S y e a ts Christmas Cheer Fund will have a goal of BUT THE C O M M U NITYS NEEDS COVERED BY THE FUND WOULD NOT BE A D fi QU ATELY MET IF THAT GOAL WAS NOT EXCEEDED BY A SUB STANTIALAMOUNT Last year for example expendi tures from theCheer Fund totaled according to Miss Doris Bruce executive secretary of Fam ily Service Inc administrator of the fund Theres every good reason to believe that the requirements this families without a father at home due to the Ko rean be even greater This is an appeal therefore to all donors to contribute to the ex tent of your ability There must be no Empty Stockings in Mason City this Christmas Beginning in the next issue there will be a daily listing under an appropriate drawing done by Allen Patton of Kayenay Engrav ing Theres a Christmas tree to be built and your gifts will do the job starting from the bottom of course which is where all worthy construction projects start Unless there is a request to dp otherwise all contributions will be listed with thename of the giv er Initials or full anonymity will be employed when the wish for it is expressed He who gives early gives twice That saying is pertinent with respect to the Christmas Cheer Fund Early gifts help to buildup a momentum essential to ultimate success now its in your your gift to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa SIRENS REINSTALLED Copenhagen Danish civil defense has started to re install Copenhagens air raid sirens NOMINATED FOR POSTMAS Domination of Henry C Fendernraft for Mwon City Iowa postmaster was sent the senate Wednesday by Pres ident Truman Blizzard Stays Until Thursday DCS Moines ff A wave o bitter cold was trapped over Iowa Wednesday and the weather bu reau warned that heavy snow ant blizzard conditions will prevai until Thursday Snow depths ranged up to 7 inches in northeastern Iowa Wed nesday Driving was hazardous in some areas Low temperatures o 11 below zero were recorded a Spencer Atlantic and Sioux City In some parts of Iowa the weather bureau said readings are the lowest in many years for De cember Predicting a heavy accumula tion snow in the next 24 hours the weather bureau cautioned tha cold and windy weather with blowing and drifting snow will cause hazardous driving condi tions The weather bureau explained that the leading edge of the cole air mass over Iowa has Ap proached the Mississippi river anc gone into a stall A low pressure wave has developed along the cold front causing fresh snow Most sections of Iowa had 2 to 4 inches of snow on the ground and in the Charles City area the snow depth measured 7 inches The state highway patrol said roads were snowpacked and slip pery in spots in nearly all areas and that there was blowing snow and some drifting in northeast Iowa Visibility in extreme north east Iowa was less than a mile and snow depths generally 3 to 5 inches in that sector Snow depths reported by the weather bureau Wednesday morn ing included Lamoni and Oska Soosa 4 inches Mason City Du juque and Cedar Rapids 3 inches Fort Dodge Des Moines Daven port and Ottumwa 2 inches Highways generally are good in the west half of the state the iighway commission said Some slippery patches of ice and packed snow are reported around Gar ner Algona Storm Lake and in the area north of these points The highway commission re ceived a report of 7 inches of snow at Cresco Lowest unofficial readings re ported in thestate were 13 below zero at Primghar iti northwes Iowa and 12 below at Red Oak in southwest Iowa The highway patrol saidroad were 80 per cent ice covered in northern Kossuth and 100 per cent ice covered in northern Winneshiek and Al lamakee counties and 75 to IOC per cent icecovered in Chick asawcouhty Girl Critically Hurt by Shotgun in Accident Pugsley 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs Claude Pugsley of near Cylinder is in critical condition in the tem metsburg hospital from shotgun wounds She was in the kitchen of her lome when a cousin Charles jagen 17 who lives on a farm 5 miles away was cleaning his gun after hunting Tuesday afternoon when it accidentally discharged The shot went through her jaw and lodged in the 5th cervical ver ebra in the neck Midwest Airlines Cut Operations Omaha Airlines nc Wednesday announced its operations will be cut in half due o a 50 per cent cut in air mail compensation from the civil aer onautics board The cut will be effective Dec on 3 routes The order does not eliminate anyof the stops on Midwest but it does reduce flights o one a day in place of the regu ar two round trips the air line has been flying The 3 route segmentsaffected are Omaha to Huron S Dak Omaha to HastingsNorth Platte and Omaha to Minneapolis In each case Midwest planes will leave Omaha at a m to 8 and re urn around nightfall At the same time F C Ander son president of Midwest said he feeder line hopes to have twin engine DC3s in operation by spring replacing singleengine planes JJidwest serves 28 com munities in 4 states Salve for Conscience Boston who have gypped the city of Boston in one way or another have voluntarily paid back to the citys 8 monthold conscience fund SAME Black U Infda Ml Si ktira Marines Fight to Break China Trap in Northeast 8th Army Stops Retreat Digs In Scant Hope Diplomacy to Succeed By ELTON C FAY AP Military Affairs Reporter Washington situation of United Nations ground forces in Korea is looked upon as very grave by a high Pentagon offi cial who sees scant hope that di plomatic negotiations can change warring red Chinas rnind But neither this official who i cannot be named nor others in the Pentagon appeared Wednesday to have anything resembling a sure fire plan for stemming with allied arms along the tidal wave of a 1000000man Chinese communist army This didnt mean the attempt wouldnt bemade before the United States and its allies might be compelled to use the last des perate and dismal device of evacuating all their fighting men1 frpm the Korean peninsula and leaving it to triumphant commu nists Might Shift Troops Indeed a statementby Gen Omar Bradley head of the joint chiefs of staff left a suggestion that while at least one evacuation move in northeast Korea was im minent the troops there might b shifted to help hold elsewhere on the peninsula Bradley issued a formal state ment Wednesday night after senator had quoted him as tellin a congressional committee with drawals of UN troops in recen days have put them in a position so that they could be from Korea if necessary After seeing the published re port Bradley issued his own ver sion He said One report seems to indicate that I stated that a Dunkerque plan is set and that the withdraw als by United Nations troops have now made itpossible to evacuate hem if the defense line cannot be held in Korea Any reference made to evacuation was in con lection with the hardpressed roops in the extreme northeast sector which are now moving back to a concentration in a beachhead Any reports other than this are misleading and merely specu lation Common Practice It is common military practice o pull troops out from an impos sible tactical position and land hem elsewhere in the battle zone It has happened on several occa sions in small scale during the Korean war Several senators told reporters hat the information Bradley gave o t h e senate foreign relations committee Tuesday was more timistic than that he had pre ented at briefings over the week end While there was no elaboration on this reference to Bradleys op imistic hints elsewhere there was rowing talk of establishing a lolding line or of being able to re am at least a few precarious toe lolds around the big port cities ike Pusan and InchonSeoul Defense of such areas would be enhanced by the presence of the arge allied naval fleet which could provide heavy and contin KJUS gunfire barrage to augment air and landbased artillery for he limited beachheads Although there was this talk and Bradleys statement none of t contained any direct denial that plans existed which could be used o snatch out allied forces if Red hina armies rolled over all Ko rea Dangerous Task Evacuation of 200000 men vould be a complex operation which could become highly dan gerous if red China decided to Itrow in air and sea units to ha rass the operation While communist Chinas sur ace navy is negligible she is tnown to have at least a few sub marines The greatest menace however might come from her air force She might use it to strike at evac uation beachheads as well as roop transports in the narrow eas between Korea and Japan The red China air force has ieen revitalized during the last wo years by transfusion of so vietmade planes into its tactical mits and is now rated as small iut modern and efficient Officials here say it is com josed of several hundred plrnes rganized in fighter ground at ack light bombers and trans iort squadrons Jet fighters ot lussian origin are based in com munist China AP Wirephoto ALLIES DIG IN SOUTH OF Allied 8th army was reported to have halted its retreat to dig in on a new defense line somewhere south of Pyongyang possibly in the vicinity of Sibyon where SouthKorean troops have been cleaning out guerrillas In the northeast communists have cut the highway between Hungham and Wonsan Marines and soldiers were still surrounded south of Changjin reservoir Underlined cities indie cate ports available or mass evacuation of allied troops if necessary BrftjUritiStay by Americans in Korean Fight Washington Minis er Attlee of Britain declared Wednesday there will be no appeasement of cb mm u ri i s a in an effort to halt the Korean fighting We all know from our own bitter experience that appease ment does not pay he told a National Press Club luncheon Attlee departed from a pre pared text to make this statement ind to deny flatly reports tha lis government intends to ap pease the Chinese communists He said I have been told there are ome people that believe that is what I came here for That is not true Draws Applause Speaking slowly to a standing oomonly audience Attlee ouched off a big burst of ap plause when he said Britain in ends to stand by the United tates in Korea so long as the Stars and Stripes fly in the British flag will fly beside them As to histalks here with Presi dent TrumanAttlee said they are ringing a greater understanding f the different approaches which he two governments make to their oramon problems He also 1 Defended Britains recogni ion of communist Chinaas sim ly a facing of the fact that the eds rule the whole Chinese main and and 2 Warned against emotional levelopment of Koreanwar poli y saying that the AhgloAmer can peoples should keep their yes on the long range objective f securing world peace and re pect for international law Attlee said that while the United tates is carrying the burden of esisting aggression under the Jnited Nations flag in Korea our orces are fighting alongside ours Avoids Criticism He urged the avoidance of cri cism saying that whatnow must e done is to find how best to elp those who are bearing this urden in Korea The British prime minister poke at some length about Gen ral MacArthurs skillful and esolute leadership But he said we have to recog ize that owing to the interven on of the Chinese the military tuation has gravely deterior ted in the last few days owa Falls Home estroyed by Fire Falls caused n overheated furnace destroyed ic interior of the two story frame ome of the Walter Rhoades fam y Wednesday morning 4 lowon Lives After Falling From Airplane Tokyo crewman was KOd by shifting cargo and knocked out of a plane at 8000 feet over Korea He lived to tell about it The far east air forces reported the incident Wednesday Pfc Robert A Foelske of Wa terloo Iowa a technician on a C119 flying boxcar was stand ing near the open rear of the big cargo plane as it approached the y shores of Changjin reservoir The cargo was 11000 pounds of ammunition blankets and rations for U Smarines and infantrymen surrounded by the Chinese reds1 Two ropes broke Cargo rushed owafd Foelske on its oiled rollers mocked him out of the plane and followed him down i Foelske was wearing a para chute but he was knocked out After he fell 800 feet the frigid air cleared his head and he pulled the ripcord Its quite a shock coming to while falling from an airplane he said I tried to keep from landing n a tree butIdidnt do it All that Ihad to land in a tree That night Foelske avoided two armed Korean reds and found a oad just in time to hitch a ride in an American army truck The next day he caught a ride with a eep going to the Hungnam air trip his base On the strip its props turning was the same flying boxcar Foel ke had fallen out of Startled crew members greeted lim like a returned ghost Then he plane took off for theChang in sector with another load of upplies This time Foelske went 11 the back Night Watchman an Oyernight Star Philadelphia that terrible screams were coming rom inside the Shubert theater ent police dashing to the scene nuesday Bursting into the closed build ng they found Night Watchman lector Williams 52 standing on le stage with his arms out xetched facing 2000 empty seats le was bellowing songs from Gil ert and Sullivan operettas in a usty voice that carried to the treet Police left quietly leaving Wil ams to carry on in the grand radition WOUNDS HIMSELF Des Moines Ridgway 7 of Des Moines was wounded i the right foot Tuesday when is rifle accidentally discharged vhile he was hunting near Albia Location of Stand Kept Secret Tokyo ISOOt trapped U S marines and in fantrymen touirht alonr a snow covered mile high road toward Kotori in northeast Korea Wednesday for a junction with other trapped Americans and a possible Dunkerque by sea Barring their escape were at least two Chinese communist divisions of an estimated 85000 reds massed for what appeared to be a drive atainst the bif twin supply cities of Hamhunp and Hungnam oh the east boast The trapped troops include most of the U S 1st marine di vision and elements of two Regiments of the U S 7th di vision They were encircled for 6 days They started their desperate bid for freedom down a snow covered road across a milehigh plateau after tying up the Ha garu airstrip one mile south of the Chosiu reservoir By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Allied 8th army forces halted their mass retreat south frorn Pyongyang Wed nesday and dug in for a new western Korean stand against theonrushink armies of red China General quarters Jcept secret the loca tions of the line Tha Americans SoutH Koreans British and Turks of the 8th army with their better trans port had outrun the Chinese md every hour was vital in Bulwarking their new posi ions A spokesman said only that the line ran from a point south of Pyongyangto posi tions south and east There were indications the new line might be somewhere near parallel 38 the old border be tween red North and Republican South Korea South Korean forces swept into hill country to clean out guerrillas nearSibyori a ham let 70 miles southeast of Pyong yang Gen J Lawton Collins U Si staff on la flying visit in Korea for close range study of the military said I think the8tharmy is capable of taking care of itself Morale High At a news conference in Seoul he told war correspondents morale was high among troops he had seen He flew to the areajust south of Pyongyang Collins planned a flight Wed nesday to the northeast front where 100000 Chinese were mounting a vast enveloping move around 5 scattered allied divisions of the U S 10th corps jOne Chinese spearhead already had cut the main highway be tween the two major east coast ports of Hungnam and Wonsan Hungriam is about 50 air miles north of Wonsan 10th corps head quarters JMacArthurs headquarters re ported decreasing pressure against marines and soldiers sur rounded at Hagaru and Koto south of Changjin reservoir AP Correspondent Tom Stone reported from Koto that marines in their darkened tent city there appeared hopelessly trapped but were determined to make a fight for freedom Stone flew into be sieged Koto by special military plane and then flew out with his dispatch He quoted Col Lewis Chesty Puller commander of the 1st marine division Losses Expected We will suffer heavy losses The enemy greatly outnumbers us They have blown the bridges and blocked the roads Our ve hicles may not get through but we will make it somehow Facing the marines there and at Hagaru 6 or 7 miles to the north was a fight down 50 miles of a river gorge road Chinese reds held hills Hanking the road for much of the way Elements of the 5th and 7th marine regiments and the 31st and 32nd regiments of the U S armys 7th division were cut off in the frigid wasteland They were being supplied by air Planes werqjremoving wounded ;