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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NtWSPAFER THATMAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICNIORS HOME EDITION Vote Mondoy Wear your yellow feather VOL LVII AnocUtod tut Unltw Full Leut iFlvt MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 1951 This Paper Consists ol Two One Notional Emergency Considered Marshall Says President Seriously Regards Taking Step on The white house Mked by reporters Sat urday whether a proclamation a limited national emerjency some such action was immi nent said there had been no chanfe in the situation since Actlnr Press Secretary Earlys remarks Thursday Early told reporters then that While the question was under no action was imminent A member of the white house staff said no news announce were contemplated there over the weekend Washington Secretary of Defense Marshall said Saturday President Truman is seriously considering announcement of a declaration of national emer gency The secretary told reporters this as he emerged from a 3 hour closeddoor session with the sen ate appropriations committee Latest Request The committee is considering the latest request for nearly 000000000 of additional defense funds Topranking uniformed officers accompanied Marshall former sec retary of state and a general of the army Marshall refused to say whether he had made a recommendation to the president for a declaration of an emergency nor did he go into details of what such a declaration could cover Several senators who heard Sec retary Marshall and the gold braided officers who accompanied him told reporters they favored declaring a national emergency Mieht Quicken Action Such a step senators said would enable quick action on application of controls and a speedy buildup of the nations fighting and de fense production facilities MarshaE reportedly told the thathe feels a base for allout mobilization would be laid with a production speedup planned under the pending 000000000 militaryfunds bEL told reporters hehadr spoken out in the closed meeting urging the declaration of a national emer gency because of Korean war situation and the possibility that lighting would spread Atlantic Army Chiefs Meet Washington JP Gen Omar Bradley chairman of the U S joint chiefs ofstaff announced Saturday that military chiefs of the 12 North Atlantic treaty na tions wlE meet in London next Tuesday The meeting is expectedto speed western defense preparations by 1 Seeking an agreement on the mariner in which Germanycan share in the program 2 Setting the stage for early ap pointment of Gen pwight Eisen hower as supreme commander of the western defense force Wounded Shell Rock Soldier Meets Buddy in US Hospital Camp Atterbury Ind Two wounded GIs meeting in the army hospital here Saturday found they hadescaped from the same North Korean firing squad after it left both for dead Pfc Raymond Rindels Shell Rock Iowa was in the 2nd group of war prisoners marched out of a railroad tunnel near Pyongyang before the firing squad Cpl Leo C Ross Springfield Mo was in the 3rd group I would have sworn he was dead Ross said I heard the guns as they shot him Both of them had crawled away merely wounded whUe the firing squad was burying the dead Six escaped that way out of Rosss group and he said two of them didnt have a scratch on them After hiding out 4 days they ran into a South Korean offi cer and began the long trip home Extension of Rent Control Appears Certain Washington A 3month ex tension of the federal rent control law appeared certain Saturday of the program through March 31 was approved late Friday by the senate which earlier had voted only a two month extension beyond Dec 31 The senate revised its decision shortly after a senatehouse con ference committee agreed on a compromise bill The compromise measure is ex pected to come up for house rati fccation Monday Approval re firded as sure would send it to the white house GlobeGazette photo by Musser DRIVER GETS OUT OF CAR UNDER OWN thedamage done to the Model A Ford the driver was able to get out and walk away from the wreck under own power However two passengers Mrs A C Mosiman 71112th S E and Lawrence Schultz 822 13th S E were taken to Park hospital where their injuries were described as not serious The driver was AC Mosiman The truck driven by James Medermott Waukonwas goingsouth on N Federal while the car was going east on 9th N E The accident occurred early Saturday morning Truman Letter to Critic Brings GOP Panning Washington ff President Trumans knucklecracking letter to a music critic who panned his singing provoked chuckles and some sharp republi can comment Saturday In the freeswinging style he sometimes uses in private conver sations with friends the president let go at Paul Hume critic for the Washington Post Hume had said in his review that Margaret Tru mans singing lastTuesday night at a wellattended concert was flat a good deal of the time Irate Father Hume professed publicly knowing just what Mr Truman said But the Washington Daily News quoted the president in iratefather vein like this I have just read your lousy review buried in the back pages You sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success An 8ulcer man on a 4ulcer job and all 4 ulcers working il never met you but if I do youll need a new nose and plenty of beefsteak arid perhaps a sup porter below Westbrook Pegler a gutter snipe is a gentleman compared to you You can take that as more of an insult than as areflection on your ancestry In New York Peg er a news columnist often critical of Mr Trumans v administration said It is a great tragedy that in this awful hour the people ofthe United States must accept in lieu of leadership the nasty malice of a President whom Bernard Baruch in a similar incident called a rude uncouth ignorant man Let us pray Some who said theyhad seen the letter described the presi dents language as even more earthy than the publicized ver sion Hume said the letter written n longhand on white house sta tionery and signed H S T was similar to the published version but not quite identical Not So Charitable While Hume was inclined to ex cuse what he called an outburst oftemper at least one republican senator wasnt quite so charitable Senator Watkins RUtah told a reporter That is what you have to ex pect This is in linewith some of ihe comments the president has made before when his guardians were not there to take care of lim Most Democrats incongress ap parently assessed the incident as a human sort of reaction by a proud papa whose daughters art wasnt appreciated as he thought it should be Some of these chuckled and said it was something that Andrew Jackson might have done his tem per aroused under similar circum stahces Some republicans privately com pared the outburst with Mr Tru mans crack months ago that the United States marines had a prop aganda system that ranked with that of Russias Premier Stalin The president later apologized for that statement To other republicans it recalled the langugage the president once used when he referred to News paper Columnist Drew Pearson as an S O B The president didnt retract that one Hume recalling the recent death of Charles Ross the presidents press secretary and close personal friend said A man suffering from the loss of a close friend and carrying the terrible burden of the present world crisis ought to be indulged in an occasional outburst of tem per The critic whose duties dont often take him to the white house said he doesnt expect to meet up with Mr Truman Margaret Praised Singing Criticized Nashville Tenn Truman thought it was ridicu lous that her father should threaten a music critic because of her but said nothing after the white house confirmed thatTie had Miss Truman sang in aconcert here Friday night where the critics were easy on her but in apparent agreement with Paul Hume of the Washington Post Sidney Dalton of the Nashville Banner reported she has just an average voice not awfully secureIn her production she lacks surety Alvin S Wiggers of the Nashville Tennessean said her tones lack the size and resonance for opera On her arrival Miss Truman was told ofthe Washington re port of the presidential letter to Hume and declared Im absolute ly positive my father wouldnt use language like that I dont know why anyone would do any thing like that and sign my fathers name She said Hume has a right to write as he pleases Later informed that the white house had said Mr Truman did a note to Hume MissTru man had no comment Both Nashville critics praised the presidents daughter as a charming lovely person and Wiggers said the audience was won over before she sang a note The president was given advice which could prevent a repeat of the incident by Soprano Mary Garden She wired him from Houston Tex Never pay attention to a music critic Just save up their reviews to read on Sunday with the funny papersThatis what I did for130 years Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Saturday night and Sun day Xiittle change in tempera ture Low Saturday night 11 to 15 High Sunday near 25 Iowa Considerable cloudiness and no decided change in tempera tures Saturday night and Sun day Lows Saturday night 11 to 17 Highs Sunday 20 to 28 Northwesterly winds 20 MPH Sunday Further outlook Low Sunday night 5 to 10 above Fair with slowlyrising temperatures west and central portions Mon day Highs Monday 27 to 32 Tuesday mostly cloudy and somewhat warmer Minnesota Mostly cloudy snow flurries Saturday night and in east portion Sunday No decided change in temperature Low Saturday night 613 High Sun day 1420 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 25 Minimum 12 At 8 a m 17 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 5 7000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 Your Gift Will Help Build This Christmas Tree PEEVlbUStY JIEPORTED 1695S 300 ltf00 100 or ftallro Trainmen Mkson Citr Fife Fighters Assn Ubte H Gotfrlrd Belraond Misoii City Business Frofcs Womens Cluk 33J Cerro Gordo Bakery 500 Korer Wafts THE DAIS TOTAL 4500 TOTAL TO DATE Now Were Off Genter Lets Go OW WERE OFF DEAD CENTER The first week of the Christmas Cheer Fund so licitation is at an end with a little more than a tenth of the sum needed on hand The cam paign is running true to form It has b e e n so every year since 1925 But there has never been a failure to reach goal So good people were now ready to go to work The week ahead ought to see the total boosted to at least andper haps even The answer to that one rests with you Already there are indications of activity looking toward group giving in some of our factories and business establishments All thats needed is somebody to take the lead In the past approximately half of the total has been derived from this source That Christmas tree at the top of this story looks pretty incom plete doesnt it Your gift will help give it height and beauty Either bring it to the GlobeGa zette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Justice Oscar Male Is Dead at 83 CourtJusticeOscar Hale 83 died Saturday morning in a Burlington hospital Hale had been hospitalized for several weeks with a heart ail ment He was scheduled for re tirement next year from the state tribunal on which he had served since December 1938 SAME BUek fUf ItkUl M India Reports Chinese Want to Stop Fighting Peiping Considers Appeal by Middle East Countries Lake Success SenegalN Rau India said Satur day Gen Wu Hsiuchuan of communist China told him that the Peipinggovernment wants to stop the fighting in Korea as quickly Wu also said Peiping is giving care ful consideration to a peace appeal by 13 Asian and middle east nations Thereport on Raus conversations with Wu ambassador of red China in Manhattan was issued by Rau after he told his fellow Asian and middle ast delegates about the meet ing Meet Monday The 13 delegates will meet again Monday Rau said The text of Raus statement to newsmen follows I The 13 sponsoring delegations met again Saturday afternoon They reviewed the situation in the light of further informationavail able and decided to continue their efforts I saw General Wu Saturday morning He has indicated his government is giving careful con sideration tp the appeal which we made and is desirous of bringing the fighting toan end as early as possible An Indian spokesman said as the delegates metthat negotiations are going on in Peiping through the Indian ambassador S K Panik kar but he would not divulge what negotiations He said also thatthe United States is being kept in formed as well as the United Na tions There had been conflicting re ports whether a reply was re ceived Raus statement oh his talks was the 1st word that Peiping was actually considering the ap peal of the 13 delegates f or com munist China to permit negotiations for a settlement Meaning Not Clear Sir Senegal said Wu had not said whether he meant the Peiping government wanted to end the fighting by military victory or by negotiations He refused to say more except that he expects more information on the progress of the Peiping ne gotiations before the Monday meeting He said he had no ap pointment for another meeting with Wu but expected to seehim I have not abandoned hope he said At the same time Russia de manded that the UN order the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Korea Top delegates inter preted thistorefer only to the UN troops since the Russians do not admit that the communist Chir nese are regular soldiers Their contention is that the Chinese are volunteers Disrupts Meeting Rau arrived late in the political committee meeting and virtually disrupted the session by calling out the top delegates of Britain and United States andpassing the word to the Asian delegates of their special meeting He told newsmen he would see them after the conference with fellow dele gates American Delegate Ernest A Grosstelephonedthe state depart ment immediately after conferring with Rau it was reported but American sources later said there was nothing significant in Raus report to Gross Transport Sabotaged at Seattle Seattle big naval trans port just back from carrying aoops and supplies to Korea was sabotaged at a Seattle dock this week Military and civilian investiga tors pressed an intensive search Saturday for the saboteurs The incident was made public by Navy Capt M 0 Eaton dep uty commander of the military sea transportation service in the North Pacific He said the vessel was damaged extensively in 5 different places by someone not on our ball team He did notspecify what parts of the ship had been sabotaged nor estimate how long it would take to makerepairs The damage occurred while the transport was under tight security civiliancrew had been screened insofar as it waspos sible Both Eaton and other navy officers said it was virtually im possCbleifor son aboard Military sources said that as far as they knew it was the 1st such act of sabotage since the outbreak of war in Korea Report Progress in Cement Dust Collecting Material progress in the instal lation of dust collectors at the two Mason City cement manufacturing plants was reported Saturday At the Lehigh Portland Cement company plant the construction of the dust collecting system has seen completed ready for a trial operation accordingto Arnold J Johnson superintendent Some timemay elaspe how ever before we are satisfied with he operation said Johnson The rial run may reveal the need for alterations and adjustments At the Northwestern States Portland Cement company a j of thedust collectors are operation and work is proceeding on the remainder according to B A MacDonald vice president and assistant general manager AP Wirephoto WHERE 20000 ARE arrows indicate effort of 20000 U S marines and doughboys to escape communist trap south of Chang m reservoir as well as the noTtmvard drive of the rescue column Open arrows rep resent red encirclement efforts Allied ships are standing off the port of Hungnam and the interior city of Hamhung underlined in readiness for any eventuality 20000 igjnSarfjwHv nn Rescuing By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo warplanes and artillery pounded hard Saturday in renewed efforts tfo blast out Chinese red forces blocking the icy road of escape for 20000 trapped American troops Chances of the marines and doughboys to escape were reported improved Clear weather brought back their air support and a rescue column of foot soldiers coming in land was reported near the trapped force Maj Gen Edward M Almond U S 10th corps com mander said that the 20000 fighting southward from Koto DIABETES SPECIALIST DIES Des Moiiies E B Win lett 66 widely known Iowa phy ician and an authority on control of diabetes1 died at his home Fri day night He had been suffering rom a heart ailment were near a linkup with the northbound rescue column fromthe 3rdinfantry division The objective is the 20 000 to Hamhung pos sible evacuation by sea A spokesman said a few of the soldiers and marines may have joined but theie still was a gap between the main forcesThe lo cation was not given Fleet Is Ready Ships of the UnitedNations fleet stood ready to meet any event uality off Hungnam 45 winding miles from thetrapped Americans kickoff point at Koto town in the deep mountains south of Changjin reservoir The navy appeared to be prepar ing for a mass evacuation of United Nations troops from the northeast sector now infested with 100000 or more red Chinese New threats mounted for the al lied the surrounded Americans and British marines and their rescuers AP Correspondent Stan Swin AP Wirvphoto EXODUS FROM by fear of advancing Chinese reds North Ko reans wade through icy waters of Taedong river as they flee south from the abandoned North Korean capital United Nations authorities have estimated that close to 6000000 North Korean civilians are in full flight southward ton with the U S 3rd division reported that 4 or more Chinese divisions 32000 to 40000 men were striking swiftly to cut the escape route far behind the two American columns Swintpn said the Chinese were clambering over snowy hills flanking the narrow river gorge road twisting south from Koto AP Correspondent Jack Mac Beth the only newsman with the surrounded allied force at Koto said marine patrols had pushed 3 miles of Koto along the winding nver gorge road leading to Hamhung Marines Seize Hills The marines seized commanding hills setting up vital flank posi tions to protect the retreating troops Allied ainliery pounded Chi nese troops in the hills throughout the night The Americans fought off a Friday night attack on the northeast edge of Koto For a time the Koto airstrip Still needed for evacuation of wounded was closed byfire But itwas reopened later At daylight C47s be gan landing and taking off from Weaves of allied grounded by weather Friday pounded the Chinese positions along the escape route From the south be heard the booming of US artillery blasting ap proaches to the breakout road MacBeth said the chances good for smashing through the Chinese wall But in isolated Koto he presumably was unaware of the new threat mounted by the 4 or more flanking red Chinese divi sions The roads leading out of here Koto are narrow and MacBeth reported They wind down off the plateau into the val ley but we will make it all right The losses win be very costly but we will make it Set Up Blockade Third division staff officers withheld the location of the Chi nese red divisions sweeping behind the allied retreat column But one said It looks like they are trying a1 double envelopment movement aimed at blocking the road in well south of thebreakout columns The Chinese 58th and 68th di4 visions and possibly the llth divi ion were reported moving south veil to the east of the gorge road The Chinese 89th and possibly one more division were reported hreatening from the west I ;