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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AtL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION 1M T 1BA VOL LVU Associated Press nd United Full Wire Fiv Cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3 1951 Thto Consists of Two SectionSection One Allied Troops Within 7 Miles of Seoul Union Chief Urging Men Back to Jobs BRT President Calls Switchmens Strike Unauthorized By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The head of one group of strik ing switchmen said Saturday he was urging his local chairmen to get the men back on the job P K Byers of St Paul Minn general chairman of Northern Pa cific unit of the Brotherhood ol Railroad Trainmen said he was telephoning local chairmen at various points on the road They are in MinneapolisSt Paul Tacoma Seattle and Au burn Wash Byers said he was acting upon1 order from BRT President W P Kennedy He said he had a tele gram from Kennedy saying You must use every method at your command in cooperation with the vice presidents who are now working day and night to bring an end to this unauthorized stoppage of work Telegram Sent Friday Kennedy in a Chicago court for contempt proceedings against him and other officials of the union told a reporter The telegram went out Friday morning to union chairmen of all roads where stoppages have oc curred The contents of the tele gram are in accordance with my wishes He declined further comment Byers said he hopes to have Northern Pacific men back to work within a few hours However there was no imme diate indication that the 5day walkouts were ending Federal court action and white house per suasion seemed to have little ef lect on the men More rail workers went on sick call strike Saturday 13000 Idle With almost 13000 rail workers Idle and morethan 150000 in dustrial employes laid off the national mediation board made another effort to settle the long wagehour dispute This argument over rail unions1 demands for a 40 hour work Week at 48 hours pay and how it should be applied has laid low the na tions defense preparedness pro gram for the 2nd time in two months The government moved in fed eral court in Chicago for a speedy decision on a contempt action based on a similar walkout in De cember The court session which started Friday was resumed Saturday morning It had been put off for a week but arrangements were made late Friday night to get the legal ball rolling Saturday U S Attorney Otto Kerner Jr said the governor planned to pres the contempt action to an early conclusion The case stalled Fri day after leaders of the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen thi union involved in both the walk outs appeared before Judge Mi chael L Igoe North Western Stops Sioux City Freight Sioux City Chicagc and North Western railroad ha suspended all freight service from here for an indefinite period A L Ecles assistant superin tendent of the railroad here said freight assignments for engineer and trainmen had to be cancelled when switchmen employed by th Chicago St Paul Minneapolis and Omaha railroad a North Western subsidiary reportedthey wer too sick to work The suspension of freight serv ice idled 65 trainmen and engi neers Ecles said No other railroads here reporte any sick call cases amon switchmen Ecles said supervisory person nel were handling necessar switching to keep passenger serv ice going He said the railroad passenger service would not b affected Chinese Premier Says Resolution by UN Blocks Path to Peace Oliver Plant Seeks to Restrain Pickets Charles Oliver Cor povation Saturday filed a petitio in district court asking for a tem porary injunction against locj union 115 United Electrical Work ers independent now on strik here The petition asks that the unio be restrained from illegal picketin and from molesting those enterin lor work and leaving from wor The petition names John P Ing ram as president of the union an John Wright William Nott an Lyle Borland as local officers an Charles Hobbie as internatior representative Judge T A Beardmore set tl hearing for 10 a m next Wedne AP Wirephoto ARMS slated for shipment to the armed forces overseas lie idle with other freight cargoes in the rail yards at Jersey City N J as the strike of switchmen ontinued to spread Aluminum Banned for 200 Products Washington JP The govern lent clamped down tighter on vilian uses of aluminum and ubber Saturday and ordered a harp rollback in the price of crap essential in steelmaking The orders from the national roduction authority NPA and he office of price stabilization OPS followed up action which hawed out the wagesalary freeze nough to permit merit and lengthofservice pay increases or millions of workers Use of aluminum was banned y NPA effective April 1 in more han 200 civilian products rang ng from cocktail shakers to enetian blinds Kitchen utensils re excepted Rubber Restricted NPA restricted non essential ses of natural rubber and at the arne time cut the amount of syn hetic which may be used for new assenger automobile toes It in reased the allowance of rubber or camel back to recap old ires The amount of new rubber vailable for civilian use in Feb uary and March was cut 8 per ent The scrap steel rollback is to a iase price of a ton for heavy melting scrap delivered at Pitts urgh Prices for other grades and ther delivery points are based on aat price The cut from present levels is Asks More Time e Given to File owa Bonus Claims Des IWteines extension f the time for filing World war onus claims to take care of elig ile veterans unable to file their ard J KaUemyn secretary of the atebonus board Kallemyns proposal was coni ained in a letter to State Auditor het B Akers board chairman he board is expected to take for mal action at its next meeting uesday but Akers said it had reviously gone on record in favor an extension Approval by the legislature ould be necessary a ton for standard OPS officials said it bout rades and anges up to for some special rades December Levels It carries the permissible price jack to the levels of December ince that time OPS said there ave been sharp increases despite alks with the industry aimed a wlding down the quotations The order is effective Feb 7 Relaxation of the rigid ceilings mposed Jan 25 on all wages and alaries was Friday night by the wage stabilization board Officials emphasized however hat the action was not a goaheac or acrosstheboard wage o salary hikes A member of the 9 man board said it was designei entirely to permit what he calle normal daytoday pay adjust ments Promotion Pay Hikes In addition to sanctionin merit and lengthofservice increases the thaw also gave over all approval for employers t joost wages of workers promote rom one job to another It also approved socalled dii terential or premium payment o employes who are transferre from one position to anothe where for instance night wor or specialized tasks call for high er pay The wage board acted after became evident that the genert wage freeze had thrown a sericu crimp into the labor and produc tion policies of many Industrie including those in vital defens work Sioux City Packers Are Back on Jobs Sioux City United ackinghouse workers returned to heir jobs at 3 Sioux City packing lants Saturday but union offi ials hinted there may be more holidays to protest the national rage freeze and packers alleged efusal to bargain on pay increase emands Workers at the Swift plant vere off the job all day Friday nd Armour and Cudahy em loyes took the afternoon off to ttend union meetings About 3 00 men Were idle The meetings were called by union officials to discuss and clarify the actionof the locals executive board in calling for a ACKACK UNIT LANDS London UP U S groun troops came back to Britain Fr day to throw a ring of antiair craft guns around U S air fore atom bomb bases aims before ecommended last Dec Saturday 31 by Ed Asks Acheson to List Pledges to Europe Washington Wher ry RNebr said Saturday he wants Secretary of State Acheson to spell out the modest U S air and ground strength Gen Dwight D Eisenhower would com mit to Europes defense Wherry who opposes sending additional loot soldiers to Europe said he will demand that Acheson ell senate committees next week UN Observers See Sanctions as Only Course From Press Dispatches Chinese communist Premier Chou EnLai rejected Saturday any peaceful settlement of the Ko rean war unless the United Na tions retracts its denunciation of Peiping as an aggressor He said the UN general assem blys adoption of the American resolution against red China had blocked the path to any peace negotiations China will pay absolutely no attention to the good offices commission set up by the genera assembly under the resolution to seek a negotiated settlement Chou said in an 1800word statemen broadcast by Peiping radio American Imperialism On the contrary hesaid the Chinese people will henceforth recognize all the more clearly the aggressive ambitions of American imperialism will be all the more determined to defeat the aggres sor with action and will under stand better how to take all neces sary measures to cope with the attempts of American imperialism and its accomplices to extend ag gressive war Chou who also is foreign min ister of the red regime said the assemblys action was obviously illegal slanderous and null and void because Peiping was not represented But he suggested there is still one possible way out for the UN At the very end of his statement Chou said To strive ational strike vote members to protest by the union wage reeze and the packers alleged withdrawal from negotiations STRUCK BY CAR DIES Ottumwa Dornsife 4 retired Milwaukee railroad en ineer died at a local hospital late Friday of injuries suffered when e was struck by a car here Driv r of the car Walter W Serber 8 told authorities he did not see tie man in the street until the iccident occurred whether such commitments have been made al I accept at face value General Jisenhowers statement that he has made no commitments Wher ry told a reporter That leaves Acheson as the one man who could aave made such agreements He should tell congress whether any exist In a radio and television report to the nation Saturday night on lis survey of western Europes military potential Eisenhower urged the sending of an unspe cified number of American di visions to help man the defenses here against possible communist attack Found Spirit Asserting that he had heartening evidence of found a regen this resolution for the burying oi To strive for of the Korean other importanl rendering it an utter failure will not only pave the way for peace ful settlement problem and Asian problems but also establish a basis for opposition to aggressive war for defense of world peace and for restoration of the dignity of the UN charter To Punish Peiping UN observers said Saturday the rejection left only one obvious course punishment of Peiping with sanctions Official reaction of the United States delegation was expected later in the day Most UN delegates said they had their say in the 7week de bate which was climaxed Thurs day when the general assembly by a 447 vote branded the Chi nese reds as aggressors in Korea WEIGHT TIMES for out oftown Iowa Jaycees at the Hotel Hanford includes weigh ing in ceremonies to determine which town wins the beef trust trophy Tipping the scales at 200 plus pounds is Ivan Dull Carroll as Mason City Jaycees Ralph Shelton left and Terry Menzel center check the figures The tro phy goes to the city with the highest figure obtained by multiplying the combined weightsofa citys representa tives and the miles they traveled to Mason City Jaycees Arriving From All Iowa for 2Day Meeting Here Weather Report FORECAST kfason City Mostly cloudy and windy through Sunday Warm er Saturday night Colder Sun day Low Saturday night 15 High Sunday 2025 owa Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and turning colder north portion Low Saturday night 15 20 north 2028 south High Sun day 25 north 3035 south Minnesota Partly cloudy extreme south cloudy with occasional light snow north and central portions Saturday night Colder northwest Saturday night Sun day partly cloudy and colder with some snow flurries north portion Low Saturday night near 10 below northwest to 10 above southeast High Sunday zero to 5 below north 1015 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum eration in Europes spirit Eisen hower said that the wests will to fight off aggression will grow with its military strength The arrival in Europe of new American land and air units though modest in protective in fluence by themselves will cer tainly produce added confidence and accelerate the production of military force throughout the member nations he said The 5slar general who com mands the North Atlantic defense force contended however that the most immediate need of Eur ope is munitions and equipment In explaining his failure in re ports to congress and the people to lay down specific recommen dations on the number of troops to be sent to Europe Eisenhower said it was not his place as a sol dier to dwell upon the politics the diplomacy the particular trea that are in 21 15 19 1 ty arrangements volved V S Must Be Strong Eisenhower said that America must be strong in the air and on the sea but he added this alone is not enough This was an ap parent allusion to proposals by some republicans including Wher ry and Senator Taft of Ohio that the U S rely principally on air and sea power with only limited contributions to North Atlantic ground forces in Europe Our ships will not long sail the seas nor our planes fly the world airways if we stand aside n fancied security while an ag gressive imperialism sweeps over areas of the earth with which our own future is inseparably linked Eisenhower declared He said that if western Europe were overrun by communism many economically dependent areas of Africa and the middle east would be affected by the debacle Southeastern Asia would probi ably soon be lost he said Thus we would be cut off from the raw materials of all these regions materials that we need for exist ike Helped Backers of Draft at 18 Washington o the bill todraft 18 year old claimed Saturday that Gen Dwight D Eisenhower consider ably helped its chances for con gressional approval Sen Virgil Chapman DKy a member of the senate prepared ness committee said he is pretty sure the committee will approve the bill now Eisenhower who said the bil has very wise provisions in dorsed all its main principles He told the committee it would be least harmful to draft 18 year olds in terms of their education and job opportunities Elsewhere in congress Robert A Taft R Ohio complained that Presiden Truman was exceedingly vague in outlining his twopackage tai program to congress Mr Truma asked for more i taxes now and said he would as lor additional later Taf said the president was using piecemeal approach and shoul put all his cards on the table a one time Troops to Paul H Douglas DI11 said it might b dangerous for Eisenhower no to have a strict ratio of U S troop in the western European defens army Douglas one American suggested puttin division into th European army for every 3i divi sions put up by Europe Eisen hower said he hoped no malhe matical ratio or flat ceiling wi be imposed on use of America troops GlobeGazette photo by Musser Sees Hope for Peace Philadelphia IP President Truman said Saturday There is good reason to hope another World war can be avoided if we an get over the present crisis suc cessfully But the U S Mr Truman added n a speech here cannot lead the orces of freedom from behind The job in hand he said is to restrain aggression before Bursts into another World war He said I think we can do this We cant be sure of course but there is good reason to hope for success He pointed to the nexl ew years as probably the mosl difficult Asks Patience The president appealed for pa tience and leadership from the American people in dealing with allies abroad He went on to in veigh against summer soldiers and sunshine patriots who want to quit when things look hard Although the president made no references this appeared to be a stab at critics of his foreign pol cy who disagree with the presi dent over sending troops and arms o allies abroad Under security guard as heavy as in wartime Mr Truman came lere by train from Washington to dedicate a 200seat chapel to 4 chaplains who went down off Greenland with their torpedoed troopship the Dorchester in World war II They gave away their own life belts They were two Protestants a Roman Catholic and a Jew To Prevent World War Our men are in Korea because we are trying to prevent a world wide war the president said The men who have died in Korea have died to save us from the ter rible slaughter and destruction an other World war would surely bring Their sacrifices are being made in the spirit of the 4 chaplains in defense of the great religious faiths which make this chapel a place of worship We ate working with other na tions to create the rule of law in the world Mr Truman said The 4 chaplains Mr Truman said actually lived up to the Bib lical standard that Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends TURKEY SENDS TROOPS Ankara Turkey Turkey decided to send 600 more Jaycees from all parts of low were pouring into Mason Cit Saturday morning to attend a state wide Junior Chamber of Com rre board meeting being hel in Mason City Saturday and Sun day More than 300 Jaycees are ex pected to attend the 2day session at Hotel Hanford which featur speeches by Gordon Gammack Des Moines Tribune war corre spondent C D Chuck Hilton KGLO news editor and numerou J C state and national officers Sunday the Distinguished Serv ice award will be presented to th nominee judged to be the out standing young man in Iowa James W Marlin Jr Mt Pleas ant state winner of the 195 Voice of Democracy contest wi present his prize winning speed and will also be awarded a schol arship to Parsons college by Doc tor Tom Shearer president of th college The Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce is host for the meet ing Marv Pearson and Ed Foster are cochairmen of the plannin committee and are assisted by Tom Teas Jerry Studer Wally Chris tiansen Dale Faulken Mereditt Dillon Ralph Shelton Claytor Schultz Leonard Zotzmann Nor man Allison Ernie Kuhn Jr Henry Hvattum and LeRoy Axeen committee heads Fight Rages on Western End of Line Assistant Secretary of Army Finds Reds Bodies Everywhere By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo forces Satur day were reported less than 7 miles from bombwracked fire blackened Seoul Earl D Johnson U S assistant secretary of the army said he vis iited troops within that distance southwest of the former South Korean capital His trip indicated that U N elements actually were even closer than 7 miles Battles raged along the western sector late Saturday Johnson making a personnel in spection tour on the 10th day of the allied limited offensive said he saw Chinese bodies all over B place Picture Not Clear Aside from the sector visited by ohnson the picture of the west ern battle line in relation to Seoul as not clear AP Correspondent Stan Swinton aid one UN task force stabbed hrough to Samgo 7 miles south of he Han river and 10 miles south I Seoul in a shooting foray be lind enemy lines Other allied troops drove to vithin li miles south of gain of more than a against bitter communist resist ance A P Correspondent Jim Becker said the reds immediately launch ed counterattacks at 3 points in this western area but at p m Saturday UN forces were holding firm against an enemy which was giving us the works a spokes man said Hit Turkish Troops Areinforced enemy battalion hit hard at fierce Turkish troops northwest of Suwon at dusk Sat urday in an effort to drive the UN force from hardwon high ground The Turks were under small arms machinegun mortar and artillery fire The battle still raged Saturday night In the daring Samgo raid Sher man tanks led Puerto Eican in fantrymen to a point 6 miles be yond front lines A captured Chinese soldier guided the task force The tanks broke through 3 road blocks and survived 3 sui cide attacks by individual Chinese who tried to blow up the big armored vehicles with dynamite One tank was abandoned but scores of terrified Chinese were killed The task force led by Capt A W Myers reported that a thick belt of Chinese dugouts and fox holes still lay before the advancing UN forces Temperature 25 Below Another allied element fighting in bitter 25 below zero cold pushed 24 miles further north of Inchon east of the area from BRITISH NEWSPRINT CUT London IP A new 5 per cen cut in newsprint has been or dered for Britains newspapers most of which already have bee cut down to a half dozen page or less which Myers started his raid On the central front Associated Press Correspondent William J Waugh said reports Saturday in dicated a buildup of red Chinese forces 4 miles northwest of Sin chon This is the sector where French and American troops badly mauled two Chinese regiments Thursday A 10th corps briefing officer emphasized that the build up reports were unconfirmed Indications of increased enemy movements were noted along roads around Wonju and one re port said 1500 reds were concen trated 3 miles north of Hoensong Tokyo observers expressed be lief battle developments of the next few days will determine whether UN forces can drive through to the 38th parallel Re action of the Chinese to the allied offensive is expected to indicate how far north the doughboys can figure on advancing 38 SAME Bluck fill muni iraffie tenth In put U has troops to Korea bringing to near ly 6000 the number of men she has fighting with United Nations forces thero The new contingent is slated to sail Feb 16 AP Wirephoto BATTLE RAGES NEAR UN forces were re ported within 7 miles of warscarred Seoul Saturday by Earl D Johnson assistant army secretary who visited them at the front On the central front reports indicated the Chinese reds were building up forces near Sinchon ;