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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION rOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 6 1950 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 102 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Americas Role in the Chinese Tragedy rpHERE may be such a person JL but I have yet to meet an American who is proud of the role our country has played in China these past 10 years In my opinion we should be hanging our head in shamerather than throw ing out our chest in pride Actually the policy pursued by our state department almost from the time of Pearl Harbor could have had no other result than the one which we now behold in China complete domination by the communists The communists are in control China for the plain and simple reason that those at the helm in the shaping of our foreign policy considered them better than Chiang Kaishek and his national ists Like a Bird on a Platter Joseph Alsop in his recent series of articles on Why We Lost China in the Saturday Evening Post didnt overstate matters when he wrote Throughout the fateful years in China the American represent atives there actively favored the Chinese communists They also contributed to the weakness both political and military of the na tional government under Chiang And in the end they came close to offering China up to the communists like a trussed bird on a platter more than 4 years eventual communist Truman InvokesTH Act in Coal Walkout SCENE OF is the modest home east of Des Moines in which Mrs Flora H Bryan 85 was found slain Sunday It was to have been the scene of a birthday cele bration in her honor Sunday afternoon M Woman 85 Found Slain in Her Home Des Moines body of an 85yearold woman was found in her home with a hunting knife plunged to the hilt in her chest and authorities Monday were seeking a 17yearold soldier for questioning in the case The body of Mrs Flora H before the triumph Mr Alsop in his articles reviews the whole sordid mess going back to the time shortly after the war broke out when Gen Joseph Vinegar Joe Stilwell was placec in charge of Americas interests in China Qualified to lead an army in the field Stilwell was as illequipped for a post calling for diplomacy as anybody who coulc have been named Idiot and Rattlesnake The general from the start had an abiding contempt for the Chinese generalissimo Idiot and rattlesnake were 2 of the en dearing terms applied by the crusty old general to Chiang It was probably because of his unreasoning loathing of the gen eralissimo rather than because o any affinity for communism tha Stilwell cultivated and propagated the idea that Chinas communist werent communists at all in thi real sense of the term They were merely agrarian reformers From the day of his arrival or the assignment Gen Stilwell wa obsessed with 2 ideas One wa opening up the Burma road the other was sinking a stiletto into Chiang Kaishek No cost was too great for bringing embarrassment to the generalissimo In Stilwell all of this can be ex plained as a manifestation of senility in a venerable man at tempting to fill an assignment for which he wouldnt have been qualified even in his better days Its regrettable that this had to be the closing chapter of a life story which otherwise was lus trous Used by Our Pinkos But the wholly unfortunate fact in the situation was that the Stil well childish prejudices geared into the philosophy of those in the state department who had the loudest voice in determining American policy toward China In June 1944 Henry Wallace then vice president stopped off in China accompanied by 3 leftwing advisers Most of his 2 weeks there was spent trying to per suade Chiang Kaishek that he should take the communists into his family Chiang knew as Wallace could have learned if he had been in terested t h a t the communist troops in those days werent much interested in fighting the Japanese invader Their interest was in set ting the stage for taking over China after the war The Same Henry Wallace On his return to America the vice president to Presi dent Roosevelt in these words Chiang at best is a shortterm investment It is liot believed that he has the intelligence or political strength to run postwar China The leaders of postwar China will be brought forward by evo lution or revolution and it now seems more likely the latter Yes this is the same Henry Wallace who a few short months ago sought the presidency on a platform which found nothing to criticize the communist ideology He helped shape our policy toward China in the critical war years At Cairo President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill pledged undying loyalty to China and the nationalist cause for which Chiang Kaishek spoke Without reservations they prom ised him a larger measure of as sistance in a military way We Were Indian Givers Jopef Stalin wasnt in on that Cairo conference A diplomatic nicety had to be observed Chinas war was with Japan and Russia come into that war as yet CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Bryan was found Sunday in the bedroom of the 3room home where she lived alone Mrs Tom Davis of Oskaloosa a niece of Mrs Bryan who had come to Des Moines to celebrate the elderly womans birthday dis covered the body Deputy sheriffs and agents of the state bureau of investigation broadcast a pickup order for Thomas Ellis a recruit at Fort Riley Kans Military police at Fort Riley said Ellis had been AWOL since Feb I They said he served in the army under the assumed name of William B Powers Deputy Sheriff Wilbur Hildreth said a newspaper carrier had seen Ellis at Mrs Bryans home Satur day afternoon An army identification tag bearing the name William B Powers and a sheath for the hunting knife were found in a ditch near the Bryan home Hil dreth said The deputy sheriff said the house was in order and there were no signs of a struggle He said robbery probably was the motive for the slaying Mickey Cohen Is Unhurt When Bomb Wrecks Home Los Angeles gangland bomb wrecked Mickey Cohens radarprotected home before dawn Monday but the little his usual charmed caped unhurt Mickey his wife and a maid were home at the and the bedroom where y usually sleeps is in pieces out in the front yard His wife and the maid also were unhurt Police said Cohen wouldnt ex plain why he changed bedrooms when he retired early Monday A detective relayed this comment I wish I knew who the SOJBs are who are doing this to 2 in Hospitals From Auto Crash on North Highway Two persons were still in Ma son City hospitals Monday the re sult of an auto crash Sunday aft ernoon near the American Crystal Sugar company on north 65 A car driven by Archie E Bil yeu 37 Joice collided with one driven by Mrs 33 route 4 when the latter attempted a left turn while driving north on the highway a deputy sheriff who investigated said Bilyeu was his wife 32 and their children Dennis 8 and Marlyne 6 Dennis remained at Park hospital Monday in good con dition The other members of his family wre treated for cuts and bruises Sunday and released Mrs Gallagher was taken to Mercy hospital Her condition was reported as good Monday Both cars were badljg damaged The dapper little gamblers ex pensive wardrobe took the brunt of the blast the detective said adding Its in shreds About half the 7room houses foundation was damaged officers said and one wall blown out by a bomb placed during a brisk rain Cohen had been in the room the explosion hit hardest only a few minutes before checking an alarm set off by a break in his electronic warning device The at so great that police ear lier reported that Cohen could not have been home and survived such a blast Kathryn Jones the Cohen maid called the West Los Angeles po lice station and hysterically re ported there had been a terrific explosion at the Cohen home But the blast was so shattering that the police said they heard it even before Miss Jones called The police station is miles away from the Cohen home Why anyone want to do a thing like this to me queried Cohen This is the 2nd attempt in less han a year to assassinate Cohen boss of southern Californias ambling rackets Last July 20 shotgun blasts met his party as it left Sherrys restau rant a Sunset Strip cafe in the predawn hours In that gang andstyle shooting Cohen was in ured and Neddie Herbert one lis henchmen later died Student Killed When Jeep Takes to Ditch West Point One man was killed and 3 others injured early Sunday when the Jeep station wagon in which they were riding went off highway 103 and over turned a mile and half west of here Dead was Charles Nicholson 21 of Park Ridge 111 a student at Iowa Wesleyan college Mount Pleasant DEGREE FOR STASSEN Morgantown W Va old E Stassen president of the University of Pennsylvania will be awarded an honorary degree ol Doctor of Laws Tuesday by West Virginia university Catholic Bishop Raps Conduct of Cinema Actors Sioux City Josepl Mueller the Sioux City Catholi diocese says the movie industry does not protect itself from per sons whose dirty lousy filth conduct is ruining the industry Mueller in an extemporaneou speech to the Columbian club Sun day night asked Catholics to avoi pictures in which the hero o heroine is portrayed by a perso not of decent moral character He mentioned no names but re ferred to an infant newly arrive to one of our prominent motio picture stars and said the per sons involved have scandalize the world by their conjugal infi and simply calle adultery Say Luckman Offered Top AEC Position Washington UR President Truman was reported Monday to lave offered Charles Luckman a oplevel government post per iaps chairmanship of the atomic Tiergy commission Usually well informed quarters aid Luckman became an unex pected candidate for the atomic Dost when he recently quit his 300000 a year job as president f Lever Brothers Co There were other reports how ver that the 40 year old one ime wonder boy3 of the business vorld would be named chairman of the national security resources joarcl The white house refused to com ment on the reports Luckman would say only that You would have to ask the president to get a direct answer I will not deny or confirm the report The a year atomic energy post will become vacant Feb 15 when David E Lilienthal returns o private life after 17 years of government service He has been AEC chairman for 3 years Besides Luckman others being mentioned are W Averell Harri man roving EGA ambassador and William W Wyatt former hous ing expediter One source said Mr Truman had tried in vain to recruit James B Conanat presi dent of Harvard university Says Fuchs Showed Red Sympathies Scientist Had Wide Knowledge of Bomb McMahon Asserts Washington Senator Mc Mahon said Monday that FBI reports show Klaus Fuchs the British scientist accused of giving atomic secrets to Russia had been definitely sympathetic to communist ideologies since he was a young man McMahon talked with reporters after a long session of the senate house atomic committee with J Edgar Hoover chief of the federal bureau of investigation McMahon heads the committee He said there can be no doubt from the FBIs investigation that Fuchs had wide knowledge of the socalled hydrogen bomb Cling to Hope There had been reports to this effect immediately after Fuchs was arrested last Friday but shocked congress members had clung to the hope that hydrogen bomb secrets might have escaped Fuchs Fuchs a German born scientist held a top place in Britains atom ic enterprise Fuchs first came to this countrj in 1943 as a part of a British scientific team to work on the atomic bomb He was here off and on through 1947 No Check McMahon said the FBI made no check on Fuchs in 1943 because it was not its duty then to check atomic security Before Hoovers testimony Sen ator Bridges RN H demanded a search in high places for any American contacts of the arrested scientist German born Klaus Fuchs Fuchs was arrested in Lon don last Friday and charged with 2 violations of the official secrets act New York Luck man said Monday he had not been offered the chairmanship either of the atomic energy commission or national security resources board by President Truman The job has not been offered I know nothing about it the retired president of Lever Broth ers company said Goodwin Calls on Beardsley Des Monies fP One of Gov William S Beardsleys first callers Monday morning was Robert K Goodwin of Hedfield new Iowa republican state chairman The governor told his news confer ence previously he had known Goodwin personally for 15 years I think he has a real opportun ity for service the governor said He is young forward looking and I think he will do a good job Saluted Too Often Boston UR Thomas E Mat thews 23 of Hampton Va is a former army private who never liked saluting but liked to be sa luted He was arrested for the third time in nine months for pos ing as an Air Force captain US Would Kno w of Red HBomb Blast New York fP If Russia al ready has exploded a hydrogen bomb the United States would know it with scientific testing in struments Provided that is the Russian bomb was really a good one and not a dud Kenneth de Courcy British journalist who correctly forecast Russias atom bomb said Monday that Russia already has made 3 hydrogen bombs and exploded one of them Doctor Hans A Bethe of Cor nell university the man whose studies of the sun laid the found ations for hydrogen bombs said last Saturday that we could detect a Russian hydrogen bomb ex plosion Bethe said we could distinguish it from an atom bomb explosion but for us to do that the Russian Hbomb would have to be of sig nificant power Detection of an atomic explos ion in Russia has been credited unofficially to picking up radio activity in the air currents which sweep around the world and dis tribute the telltale particles every where AP Wirephoto CROWDS WATCH WRECKAGE CLEARED Automo biles and spectators line highway in a ravine northwest of Dubuque Sunday as wreckers clear away 44 freight cars derailed when a Chicago and Great Western train hit a broken rail on a curve Saturday No injuries are reported Union Willing to Consider 2Week Phone Strike Truce New York leaders said Monday they were willing to consider a 2week postponement of a telephone workers strike if theres something to be gained by it Ernest Weaver president of division 6 of the Communi cations Workers of CIO said a postponement had not been proposed to him but if theres any basis for it we would consider it Otherwise Weaver said there would be no change in the strike deadline set for 6 a m Wednesday by Western Electric installation workers which could involve 100 000 workers and paralyze the na tional telephone network Union representatives company negotiators and federal mediation officials met at a m Chief Federal Mediator Cyrus Ching was expected to join them later Monday William M Margolis Chings top aide was one of the conferees Before the meeting began he would not comment on the report that the government would pro pose a 2week postponement The union demands higher pay shorter hours and i m p r o v working conditions TO TEACH LAW COURSE Iowa City M Han cher University of Iowa presi dent will teach a course in con stitutional law in the law college during the second semester of this year it was announced Saturday The course will be offered to freshmen for the first time To Resume Mailing Bonuses Wednesday Des M o i n e s Iowa bonus board said Monday it will resume mailing checks to Iowa veterans of World war II Wednes day Funds from sale of the 3rd block of in bnnus bonds are expected to be available by late Tuesday The mailing of checks has been held up since Jan 16 awaiting funds from the bond sale In the meantime the board has completed investigations and is ready to mail checks to about 9450 veterans GOP Offered Critical but Constructive Platform Washington Republican SAME 37 miam Uafflt dtalhi U Mil 24 htiri drafters came up Monday with a 1950 statement of principles which GOP Chairman Guy G Gabriel son called critical but also con structive The platform declaration cleared by 3 drafting committees was ready for approval or rejection by all of the congressional republi cans and the full GOP national committee The preliminary outline indi cated the GOP would tee off on administration foreign policies and what some republicans called in filtration of high government of fices by communists and fellow travelers The foreign policy declaration was said to be sharply critical be cause the administration has not taken the republicans into its con fidence on many major interna tional decisions particularly those affecting Asia The allusion to communist in filtration was an obvious reference to Alger Hiss Hiss a former state department official was convicted on charges that he lied when he said he did not deliver secret state department documents to a com munist courier While the foreign policy declara tion took the administration to task for failure to consult the re publicans it didnt go far enough for some party members Werner W Schroeder Illinois national committecman had called for an end to the bipartisan for eign policy Schroeder said this policy of which Senator Vandenberg R Mich has been the chief GOP exponent in congress gives the republicans no alternative but rubber stamp approval It has stifled debate he said and discouraged independent thinking by congress members It has given us one course of action in Europe and the opposite one in Asia declared Schroeder Policy drafting republicans said Vandenberg waii active in writing foreign portion of their new platform They said this declaration re affirms GOP faith in the United Nations and pledges republican support for a 2 party international policy which the GOP can ap prove in advance Gabrielson said the 2000 word policy statement makes it clear that the GOP has something to offer the people besides criticism of the Truman administrations ac tions He would not go into details House republicans Monday ap proved the declaration with minor changes Senate republicans failed to reach final agreement on the state ment and scheduled an afternoon meeting Details are expected to be made public late Monday by the republican national committee With their platform drafted the republicans will stage the first of o series of basket dinners at a local arena Monday night Sports Bulletin Green Bay Wis of Ronzani is the new head coach of the Green Bay Packers Ronzani former Mar quette university and Chicago Bears backfield star was named Monday to succeed Earl L Curly Lambeau as top man of the NationalAmerican football league club Seek Supreme Court Ruling on Dice Cards Des Moines Iowa su preme court will be asked Tues day to decide at least indirectly whether dice and cards are gamb ling devices of themselves and whether a person can be punished for possessing them The issue will come up in argu ments to be made for John Bo land of Sioux City He was sen tenced to 6 months in jail on a charge of illegal possession of gambling devices Boland was arrested in a Sioux City hotel Feb 21 1949 Police said he was carrying a suitcase containing 92 pair of dice several decks of cards and one midget slot machine When the state sought in mu nicipal court to condemn the arti cles as gambling devices Judge Berry Sisk dismissed the actfon and the state did not appeal Boland then was convicted in district court on a charge of illegal of gambling devices David F Loepp Bolands ney now contends in his appeal brief that Boland could not legally be convicted on the charge since the equipment previously was judged not to have been gambling devices and since the state did not appeal that judgment Establishes 3Man Board of Inquiry President Directs FactFinding Body to Report in Week Washington UR President Truman invoked the national emergency provision of the Taft Hartley law Monday in the first legal step to halt a strike of some 400000 soft coal miners Declaring that continuance of the strike will imperil the nation al health and safety Mr Truman established a 3man board of in quiry He directed the board to report back to him by next Mon day The board will merely ascer ain the facts and issues in the case After the board reports Mr Truman may direct the attorney eneral to go into federal court and seek an order to put the strik nf miners back to work for at east 80 days Gives Warning John L Lewis warned the presi dent Saturday that the miners might not go back if he slugged hem with what he called the of the TaftHartley law But the last time Lewis de led a TaftHartley cost him and his union in fines This was the first time that Mr Truman has used the TaftHartley Iowa Mines Open Albia UR United Mine Workers President Frank Willson said Monday that UMW members in this state were con tinuing to work as far as I know About 450 Iowa miners be long to UMW locals who hold contracts with mine operators law since August 1948 and the 3rd time he has invoked it in a coal dispute Mr Truman had been reluctant to invoke the TaftHartley law which he dislikes and which he sought in vain to have repealed last year But he was left no alternative after Lewis last Saturday shut the door on the last chance to solve the dispute by voluntary a 70day truce proposal by the president Defers Action Even so the president deferred action during the weekend in the hope that the miners would work Monday Instead the miners start ed a fullfledged strike with al most 300000 diggers joining 100 000 others who had walked out during the past 2 re fusing to work a 3day week Lewis did not issue a formal strike order But the miners took his rejection of the truce proposal as a signal for a fullscale strike Lewis rejected the truce 2 days after northern and western coal operators walked out on renewed negotiations The operators then accepted Mr Trumans truce plan but Lewis refusal to go along East Park Ice Rink Bows to Warm Weather Sign of the Feb Directors Perry Chapdc lairte and Dale Foster announced Monday that the East park skat ing rink was closed due to weath er conditions until further notice colder temperatures The rink was reported laden with water and sloppy by Monday noon with it foreclosed any chance of a truce A spokesman for Lewis said the mine workers chief had no com ment on Mr Trumans action Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Low Monday night 18 Cloudy with drizzle by Tues day night High Tuesday about 38 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Mild temperatures Low Monday night lfJ25 north 2530 south Minnesota Mostly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday with oc casional light snow north and central portions Tuesday Slightly colder south and east central portions Monday night Loxv Monday night zero to 5 above north to 10 to 20 south High Tuesday 6 to 20 north 25 to 35 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 37 Minimum 27 At 8 a m 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 9 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 4 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 32 19 32 in 13 ;