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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWJPAPIB THAT ALL NORTH IOWANS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13 M51 HOME EDITION mm VOL LVD AwocUtcd Pint mod United PNM Full LMM Copy Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No Truman Defiance Sets Off Policy Fight in Congress Washington Trumans newest political defiance of congress found critical lawmakers spoiling for a fight Tuesday over RFC and subversive control board appointments Adding to the white housecongress friction Senator George DGa joined econ TopGOPs Ask New Budget Cuts omy advocates In demanding a slash in the bud get the president dared the legis lators to cut And Senator Bricker ROhio wrote James K Vardaman Jr a federal reserve board member that Mr Truman has failed to grasp the basic issues of fiscal policy in the treasuryreserve board row over interest rates The presidents action in send ing back to congress 10 nomina tions once given the deep freeze treatment obviously dismayed I iome of his best friends on cap ital hill These lawmakers guessed pri vately that Mr Trumans timing was off a bit because of presiden tial irritation at criticism of his policies and appointees arid be cause of physical weariness from his heavy burdens Apologies Senator Douglas DI11 went note publicly that has been working 10 far as to Mr Truman under tremendous fressure Some friends have been suggest ing that the president ought to take a brief Key West Fla vaca tion as he has in other years about this time But he has re jected the idea The presidents action in resub mitting 5 nominations for the RFC board caught by surprise some senators who believed that a compromise on the disputed status of that agency was well along in the works In this case W Elmer Harber of Oklahoma the present chair man would carry on Democratic leaders said privately they believe Harber is the only one of 5 di rectors who could win confirma tion without a serious fight Asked Transfer Mr Truman proposed in a pre vious reorganization plan rejected by congress that the agency be transferred to the commerce de partment He renewed his support of that proposal last week A senate banking subcommittee beaded by Senator Fulbright D Ark has proposed a single ad ministrator Mr Truman called the report asinine evidently in part because it seemed to reflect on Donald Dawson a white house itaff member The presidents renomination of 5 members of the subversive ac tivities control board gives his senate critics some new kindling for their fire Seth W Richardson republican lawyer who was renamed as chair man had indicated previously he didnt want his name to goin if it would set off a fight The fight is certain to come spurred on by Senator McCarthy RWis He disagreed with Rich ardson during the course of the senatorial investigation of Mc Carthys communists in govern ment charges Senator Ferguson RMich said that a jurys perjury convic tion of William W Remington former government employe clearedby the loyalty board Rich ardson then headed makes it necessary for congress to look over the appointments carefully May Cancel Induction Order for Students Washington serv ice laid down its formal rules Tuesday under which many thou sands of college and high school students will have a chance to en list in the service of their choice even after their school term ends next summer A 30day postponement of in duction is provided for these stu dents Under law inductions of stu dents called up while they are in school are postponed automatical ly until the end of the school year But at that time they would be called immediately The new policy provides that a student even if he has been or dered for induction will be al lowed to apply for a 30day hold up of his induction notice stating his purpose to The post ponement would begin at the end of the school year Then at the end of the 30 days his draft board would make a check If the student had enlisted his case would be closed If he hadnt he would be drafted Selective service officials said they feel the new policy will al low the student to devote his en tire final month to his studies in stead of spending time scouting around recruiting stations Many students have been trying to en list in the air force or the navy rather than wait to be drafted for service in the infantry Selective Service Director Lew Is B Hershey issued the instruc tions relating to the 30day post ponement arrangement in tele Iframs to all state directors of sc Iwtivt service BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republicans squabbled among themselves over foreign policy and metooism Tuesday but generally agreed there are still pinkos in the government They all called for budget cuts In Lincoln day political speeches across the nation the G O P members demonstrated a wide difference of opinion on such is sues assending Europe U S troops to Some of them called for unity and urged a damper on mere obstructionism Others said that the metooism had cost the party elections in the past There were new attacks on Sec retary of State Acheson and sev eral G O P speakers defended Senator McCarhty and his attacks on communists in gov ernment Democrats brought McCarthy under fire in senate debate Washington Monday and Senators Hugh Butler and Langer RN sprang to his defense Wants Proof On the 1st anniversary of Mc Carthys Lincoln day speech at Wheeling W Va which started the communist in government Senator Kilgore D W demanded that the Wis consin senator come to bat with proof of his accusations Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York the 1948 G OP presiden tial nominee fired a blast in a New York City speech Monday night against republicans who would limit aid to western Eu rope as Senator Taft and former President Herbert Hoover have suggested Calling for a worldwide Mon roe doctrine United States Dewey said must draw a the line and prepare to wage allout war if Russian aggression crosses it He suggested that Atlantic Pact members plus Greece Turkey Iran Spain Yugoslavia and the Moslem world from Egypt to China be included in this free world area Let us stop handing armies and navies over to the Russians Dewey said The only way to stop it is to draw the lineWe can not protect ourselves by with drawing from the rest of the world Operation withdrawal is operation suicide Scrap Ahead The foreign policy debate as sumed the proportions of the rough scrapping within the party that Senator Duff RPa told a Boston audience the repub licans are likely to have on the way to any right decisions they make Duff incidentally took himself out of 1952 presidential running telling newsmen under no cir cumstances would he seek the nomination He said the GOJ5 ought to forget factional fights and presi dential ambitions and spend its on developing a clean line of party philosophy Senator Saltonstall RMass denounced isolationism and con tended that President Truman has the constitutional authority to send troops to Europe to become a part of the North Atlantic defense force Senator Wherry of Nebraska the GOP floor leader said in Pontiac Mich that Mr Truman is trying to usurp that power from congress Wherry came out against sending any American di visions to Europe Labelling as compromisers those like Taft who are willing to approve aj limited number Written by State Wherry called again for Ache sons ouster saying he had failed miserably as secretary of state In a speech prepared for a Hagerstown Ind rally Tuesday Malone RNev Gen Dwight D AP Wirephoto SAVE CATTLE FROM on Fir island near Conway Wash haul a calf aboard an amphibious vehicle as Skagit river flood waters inundate farm lands in the area General Warns of Huge Red ManpowerSupplies By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo communists shifted the direction oi their massive attack in central Korea Tuesday and headed down mountain corridors in an effort to split the allied lines between Wonju and Yoju General MacArthur visited the western front and warned on his return to Tokyo that Snowdrifts Close Many Area Schools Many schoolage children in North Iowa enjoyed subzero weather Tuesday North winds up to 30 miles an hour caused heavy drifting Mon day night on highways over north central and northeast Iowa Country roads were hard hit and there was no school in more than a score of towns Some main highways also were blocked for a while and some were open only to 1way traffic The Mason City temperature at 8 a m was 2 below Even colder weather was predicted for Tues day night and Wednesday Schools closed Tuesday in cluded Swaledale Mclntire Elma Plymouth Graf ton Greene Rice v i 11 e Carpenter Marble Rock Newberg No 5 Mitchell Budd Orchard Meservey Mitch ell Hansell Osage Rockwell St Ansgar Floyd Thornton Little Cedar Sacred Heart and Nora Springs There was school but no buses at Sheffield and a high school operetta scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed until 27 There was also school but no buses at Manly Charles City and Nashua The state highway commission reported Tuesday morning that there was only on highway 18 oneway between traffic Mason City and Nora Springs A gas transport was stuck in drifts and all traffic was held up for a while BED CROSS OFFICIAL DIES Toronto Dr Frederick William Routley who directed ac tivities of the Canadian Red Cross during World war II died in a hospital here Monday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with diminishing winds Tuesday night and low near 10 below Partly cloudy and not so cold Wednesday above with high near 15 Iowa Partly cloudy north mostly cloudy south through Wednes day Snownear Keokuk Tues day night overspreading most of southern Iowa Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5 to 15 below north zero to 8 above south except 15 to 18 around Keokuk Slowly rising temper atures northwest Wednesday High Wednesday 5 to 10 above north 10 to 20 south Variable winds becoming 1520 MPH northeasterly Wednesday Fur ther outlook Low Wednesday night 2 to 12 above Cloudy with snow over most of east and south portions Thursday No de cided change in temperature Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 10 to 12 degrees below normal Precipitation will average less than i inch water content Cold er Tuesday night Continued be low normal temperatures throughout the week with slight moderation Thursday and Fri day Light snow Thursday Turning colder Saturday with snow likely again about Sunday Normal highs for this time of year are 31 north to 37 south night Senator charged that Eisenhowers recommendations for sending troops to Europe were written by the state department officials who sent him on his hop skip and jump investigation of the wests defenses TERM LIMITED Little Rock Ark state senate approved Monday and sent to the governor a bill making Ar kansas the 30th state which would limit presidents to 10 years in of fice including two regular 4year terms normal lows 19 south from 11 north to Minnesota Fair Not quite so cold northwest portion Tuesday night Wednesday fair with ris ing temperature Low Tuesday night 1015 below but 2030 be low some cold spots in northeast portion High Wednesday 1020 above west 515 above east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 19 2 OI 06 1 snow 22 18 Kenneth Kitts Faces Federal Charge First Lincoln Nebraska su preme court Kenneth A ruled Tuesday that Kitts the widely wanted 33 year old Omaha ex convict must serve 12 years in the Nebraska penitentiary for break ing and entering and unlawful possession of burglar tools The case had been kicking around in the courts for 3 years Unless the federal government decides to hold up the prosecution of its variety of federal charges against Kitts the convicted man isnt likely to begin serving his 12 year sentence on the state charge soon Kitts is in the Douglas county jail in Omaha as a federal pris oner As explained by a spokes man for the U S attorneys office in Omaha the jurisdiction which has custody of man has a priority when it comes to prosecuting Therefore the federal government would have to relinquish Kitts to the state before Kitts could begin serving the 12 year term Mason Trial A hearing oh the removal of Kitts to Iowa to face federal bank burglary chargesis irchedulea be fore U S Commissioner M O in Omaha Feb 19 John E Deming assistant U S attorney at Omaha said he will continue to press for this removal Kitts was arrested by the FBI in Omaha last Thursday 17 days after he slipped away quietly and mysteriously from the Linn coun ty jail at Cedar Rapids Iowa He has been charged under the federal escape act and is scheduled to come to trial at Mason City Iowa at the Mayterm of federal court on charges of burglarizing the Laurens Iowa bank last fall Four other bank burglary or rob bery charges are pending against him in South Dakota and he is wanted also in Tennessee At Sioux City the U S district attorneys office for the northern district of Iowa said the federal governments decision to prosecute Kitts on the Laurens charges is not altered by the Nebraska su preme court ruling A spokesman addedhowever that if the state of Nebraska should seek imme diate custody of Kitts it would be up to the two jurisdictions to reach an agreement Can Appeal Nebraska Attorney Clarence Beck said in Lincoln Kitts has 30 days in which to file an appeal Erom the supreme court ruling and nothing can be done by the state until that period is over or an appeal is ruled upon If the fed eral governmentprosecutes on its charges the state will put a de tainer on Kitts Beck said That way the state would obtain cus tody if when federal authori ties release him Nebraska conviction re from an arrest Dec 22 The suited 1947 The automatic burglar alarm in the Eagles hall in Omaha went off and police rushed in to find Kitts hiding under a table in the sasement He was armed with a revolver and wore gloves Nearby was a kit described later by an expert witness as the finest set of burglar tools I have ever seen The kit included a bronze sledge hammer Kitts was convicted but the case was appealed and a retrial or dered Tried again in district court he was convicted again Again there was an appeal Tues days decision ended that appeal Quick Police Action Helps Airliner Land Oakland Cal action by police got 56 airliner passen gers safely down to earth Mon day night after an electrical failure extinguished Oakland air port runway lights minutes before their plane was scheduled to land Officers Dave Mohn and H W Limpert rushed emergency flares to the airport Six minutes after they had out lined the main runway a DC6 inbound from Phoenix Ariz with 56 passengers made a safe land ing Attempt to Split Allied Forces in Mountain Pass the enemy still has plenty of manpower and supplies The 1st red onslaughts dented allied lines as much as 18 miles and swept UN forces out of the road center of Hoengsong 10 miles north of Wonju and 50 air miles east of Seoul But this apparently was only ihe eastern wing of a heavier at iack now gathering momentum 7 Divisions Leadoff columns of at least Chinese divisions massed in the area west of Hoengsong and north of Chipyong struck southward Tuesday They slipped past Chip yong 19 miles west of Hoengsong and headed down two mountain valleys toward the WonjuYoju road The Chinese were moving in bands numbering up to 1000 men They ran into a fury qf allied air attacks Allied air force marine and navy planes combined in low level strikes aimed to break up the mounting threat to the main eastwest road in northern South Korea Once in possession of the road the reds would be in position to strike east or west behind allied lines They would menace the 4 Yanks Find Answer to Red Camouflage TJ S 5th Air Ftffce Korea 5th airforce said Tuesday it has found the answer to communist camouflage in the Korean mountains But it would not divulge the secret All it would say in an eve ning communique was that its planes destroyed or damaged more than 200 enemy vehicles Tuesday by employing newly devised search tactics for the 1st time It was the largest claim for any single day since the Korean war began June 25 Gleefully secretive about the whole thing the communique quoted Col Stanton T Smith Jr combat operations officer from San Antonio Tex We stopped them from tra veling in the daytime a Jour time ago but figuring out where they hole up in the daytime after traveling at night has been a tough problem But now it looks like we have the answer The commies are really going to have a tough supply and reinforcement prob lem now We dont want to say what we are doing differently just yet We want the red high command to guess for a while reported moved in to bolster the communist defenses along the north shore of the Han and in side Seoul Allied air claimed two tanks destroyed Southeastof the Han savage local fights flared Fresh allied troops jumped off early Tuesday and gained miles east of embattled Sansong They seized 5 important hills MacArthur who visited the front lines near Seoul on his flying trip to Korea said on his return to Tokyo that UN forces are fight ing the only kind of war they can He described it as an aggressive local campaign War of Maneuver We are still engaged in a war of maneuver with the object oi inflicting as heavy a punishmenl on the enemy as possible Mac Arthur said He added that any at or more divisions along the west ern front in the Seoul area and 10th corps units holding the cen tral front line near Wonju Gas Jelly Allied air power seared one band of 1000 reds They hit with flaming napalm jellied gasoline and machineguns Pilots esti mated they killed 300 of this group Allied planes also hit two other 400 reds 10 miles northeast of Yoju and another 100 skirting Chipyong There was little ground fight ing Tuesday compared with Mon days blazing battle around Hoengsong American and South Korean troops had fought their way out of the trap spring by a 100000man red force and had taken up new defensive positions Much of Tuesday was spent by both allies and communists in re grouping for new fighting But there was one clash 15 miles west of Wonju An allied force drove back into the hills a red column striking for the Won juYoju road Allied planes aided in routing the reds The withdrawal from Hoensong leaves Chipyong the northern most allied strongpoint on the central front Delayed Reaction Lt Col Matt Hoskoc Cartnel Cal a divisional operations of ficer on the western front de scribed the upsurge in commu nist activity as A delayed reaction to our reaching the Han river They but toned up on their defense line north of the Han and are send ing patrols down to heckle us South of the Han river they are trying to hold have men where they still For the 1st time red tanks were tempt across to set Korea up an would allied line insure the destruction of our forces piece meal The top commander said the future of allied forces in Korea is largely dependent upon interna tional considerations He added Talk of crossing the 38th paral lel at the present stage of the cam paign except by scattered patro action incidental to the tactica situation is purely academic The communist launched their big push on the centrol front after the allies had made sweeping gains all along the front in a limited offensive that began Jan 25 The massed red forces upon five allied columns late Sun day night in a typical communist style attack The shrill blare oi bugles and roll of drums signalled the onslaught Minneapolis Tutors Picket Public Schools Minneapolis of Minneapolis public schools was started Tuesday by striking teachers who spurned a plea by Gov Luther W Youngdahl to open the citys 94 school buildings bound by strike since Jan 23 Early Tuesday Rufus Putnam school superintendent said an at tempt would be made to operate the schools School janitors who started the strike later to be joined by the teachers were not expected to cross picket lines other than to maintain fires at degrees to prevent freezing The governor called for reopen ing the schools early Tuesday aft er janitors and other employes lad accepted a wage proposal The janitors walked out Jan 23 and the teachers later announced joining the strike At a union meeting lasting un til after midnight teachers turned down a proposed acrossthe aoard pay boost for 1951 Both settlement offers were drawn up after a 12hour session in the governors state capitol offices in St Paul Monday I am keenly and sadly sur prised and disappointed that the teachers union saw fit to reject the offer and my sincere and ur gent appeal to open the schools he governor said Minutes later George Beacom president of local 238 Minne apolis Federation of Teachers said We have turned down the Offer We are still on strike and were going to stay on strike Our instructions are out that no union man cross the picket lines we are setting up I suppose the jan itors will keep the buildings from freezing up But the schools wont be warm enough to accom modate pupils The 2200 teachers are now paid on an annual range of to About half the systems 450 janitors draw with the others receiving from S2370 to annually The offer the latter accepted grants monthly raises of from to The walkout has barred classes to 63000 children and some 5000 adults attending night schools 1M YEARS OLD Westfleld N J Kath erine Greensalde Lyon will be 104 Tuesday thanks she said to good food a little walking and a wee nip of whisky each night before going to bed lrfiA 58 AP Wirephoto WHERE REDS DRIVE DOWN CENTRAL The key rail hub of Koengsong A in central Korea was abandoned by UN forces open arrows in face of a massive red drive solid Another buildup of red troops was observed between Chipyong and Yoju UN forces consolidated their positions around Inchon Bed troops also were said to be massing in the vicinity of Pyongchang Swanson Davis Vs Youth in Fight for Movie Oscars By VIRGINIA MacPHERSON UP Hollywood Correspondent Hollywood of movie lands hottest Oscar battles in history began Tuesday as academy nominations pitted two middle aged movie queens in a race with a trio of youhger beauties fo 1950 best actress awards Bette Davis and Gloria Swan son both past 40 are competing with Judy Holliday Eleanor Par ker and Anne Baxter for those covetedgolden baubles Miss Davis whq already has two Oscars at home and Miss Swanson won nominations for playing aging Da vis for All About Eve and Miss Swanson for her sensationa comeback in Sunset Boulevard In Contention Competing against them are i younger actresses Miss Holliday s in the running for playing a dumb blond in Born Yesterday Miss Parker was nominated for a woman prisoner in tier role as Caged Miss Baxter who has an Os car at home too is bucking foi ler 2nd for her part as a scheming actress in All About Eve Nominated for best actor hon ors are Louis Calhern for The Vlagnificent Yankee Jose Ferrer or Cyrano de Bergerac William Holden for Sunset Boulevard James Stewart for Harvey and Spencer Tracy for Father of the Bride Up for the Oscar as the best picture of the year are All About Eve Born Yesterday Father of the Bride King Solo mons Mines and Sunset Boule vard Supporting Honors Nominated for best supporting actress are Hope Emerson for Caged Celeste Holm for All About Eve Josephine Hull for Nancy Olson for Sun set Boulevard and Thelma Ritter for All About Eve Best supporting actor candi dates are Jeff Chandler for Broken Arrow Edmund Gwenn for Mr 880 Sam Jaffe for The Asphalt Jungle George Sanders for AH About Eve and Erich von Stroheim for Sunset Boule vard NEW Rivers Rim by Jane Abbott Heres a stirring tale of romance and high adventure during the tur bulent days of 1812 Rich in love and action its told as only Jane Abbott can tell a story Opens on the comic page You wont wish to miss a chapter of this exciting story President Will Keep Expense Fees By LYLE C WILSON Washington UR President Truman will continue to draw his 550000 taxfree nonac countable expense account de spite congressional threats to take it away from him Mr Truman is protected by the constitution which says a presi dents compensation may not be raised or lowered during his erm of office That is why the 81st congress vas in such a hurry back in January 1949 to vote Mr Tru man his taxfree money and to increase his salary by to to boot Grateful Congress had to act before Mr Trumans new white house term began Jan 20 1949 So the pres idents salary and expense acr count bill was the 1st legislation jassed by exultant congressional iemocrats who had not expected o be in power again and were rateful to the president The new money voted Mr Tru man was an addition to a 330000 ravel allowance and other advan ages that were already his The ame bill raised from to annually the salaries of he vice president and the speaker Alben W Barkley and Rep Sam Rayburn D Tex Tax Free Each was voted a tax free ionaccountable expense in all Previously congress had raised ts salaries to 512500 and oted each oi its members a tax ree nonacccuntable expense ac xunt of Bills now offered in congress 3ropose merely to abolish the tax ree element of all these raises he salary of the president after an 20 1953 when a new term be ins would be a year but would pay tax on all of it ROBBERY Montour OP Burglars took 15000 in cash and checks from the Montour Motors company Monday night Sheriff Russell Kern of Tama county said Tuesday The money was in a 400pound safe which was taken also SAME tWkiu U ktirt ;