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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME end United Prem Full MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N EI 6 H IO R S HOME EDITION Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 1951 This Paper Consists of T Day Brings On Usual Batch of Daffy Valentine Greetings AP Wlrephoto CHICKEN AT A BOXSenator Robert A left and Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper RIowa eat fried chicken from a box Tuesday night as both attended the G 0 P Lincoln day dinner in Des Moines See Page 24 For More Pictures Avoid Burden of Total European DefenseTaft Des Moines should watch out or it will find Itself loaded by the administration with the whole burden of defending Europe says Senator Robert A Taft ROhio Weve been sucked into one thing after another Taft told an Iowa republican Lincoln day dinner audience Tues day night We are being asked to contribute a little bit more each year The proper course for this country he declared is to be come all powerful on the seai and in the air as a means of holding Russian aggression We have the industrial ca pacity to do that Taft said But he added that America cant dominate the air sea and land throughout the world No Running Out Senator Taft made it clear he did not advocate running out on Europe but said We dp face a real crisis in for policy He said all should realize that our foreign policy is based on maintaining the liberties pf this country and preserving the eco nomic power of the United States as a bastion of freedom Taft said our donations to Eur opean defense should not be so great that we overextend ourj selves We must remember that we need land forces to protect the United States too he cautioned America should limit its con tributions of troops to western Europes defense to onetenth of the number divisions out of he said The Ohio senator said an Amer ican should not have been chosen to lead the western European forces but conceded Genera Dwight D Eisenhower was a good choice if an American had to be chosen Wants Outline But he declared congress should be consulted and should be given a definite outline of what is expected from America He termed proposals so far advanced for western European defenses utterly and completely vague so far as congress is concerned He charged that President Tru man threw out bipartisan in for eign policy after his surprise victory in the 1948 election and declared that it is our duty to criticize the foreign policy of the administration Unity can destroy a nation through the suppression of criti cism he said and cited nazi Ger many under Hitler as an example G 0 P Welcome to Taft Is Profitable Des Moines repub licans gave Senator Taft ROhio hearty and profitable welcome Tuesday night Prior to his evening address to 1867 party faithful at a lap dinner the Ohio senator ad dressed a crowd of 3000 at a Drake university convocation and 800 at a joint legislative session with many visitors present On the basis of announced fig ures the Iowa republican central committee enjoyed a gross income of more than from the Lincoln day rally at which Taft gave the address of the evening G O P State Finance Chairman DOCTOR 0 J H PREUS Former Luther President Dies Survived by Daughter Living in Mason City Doctor Ove J H Preus 71 a former president of Luther col lege Decorah died Tuesday night at Decorah Death was attributed o a heart ailment Funeral services will be held in Decorah Friday afternoon A me norial service is planned on the uther college campus Friday morning Doctor Preus is survived by the widow a daughter in Mason City Mrs Alvin N Rogness 220 2nd 1 E and 5 other children The Rev C K Preus Fergus Falls By HARMAN V NICHOLS Washington UR Sometimes amateurs if they put their minds to it can be as corny with silly valentines as the professionals A case in point I have just finished forefing ering through a batch of poetry submitted in a contest sponsored jointly by a theater and a local department store The teaser was to win a lot of prizes by writing valentines dedicated to Ezio Pin za and Lana Turner who are ap pearing in a current heartstopper movie One of the winners was a Miss Marion Smith who claims she is an old old timer The kicker on her verse went like this to singer Ezio Youre not for me or I for you Cause youre married and Im 92 Hand Stitched All of the love messages had to be original and the valentines handmade One lady apparently spent more time on her verse than on the cloth valentine She hand stitched the edges with No 3 white hread There was a pincushion tiack and white heart front side and the writing apparently was applied in India black ink with a toothpick Her billet doux Aw cmon Ezio dont keep me on Pinza and needles I just gave Frankie boy the gate So wont you tell me how I rate Cause as the verce Youre my cherce That lady didnt win anything jut the one who penned thefol owing is going to get some kind of a valuable prize Said she in part to Pinza Ill worship you as long as ive Id kneel as your feet but m girdle wont give More Than 39 They get cornier and cornier one from a woman who ad mits to more than 39 She wrote My face would never win me Pinza On a cane I have to Leanza Im old T pine But I hear you and feel fine The lady wont win Pinza or a prize either for that one Blond curvy Lana Turner came n for some dandies too A guy in Silver Springs Md ent his homemade valentine tc he lady star and had to admi that he should have known bet er Gist of his nonsense was tha he is a married man and once hac reamed of the lovely Lana He oes on from there Ive aged a bit since then its rue A Miss fell for my And Ill get hit if she should iew This note to my Valentine did A small fry who said he was 12 ave Lana the works May Abandoi Washington School Here Washington school probably wil be abandoned at the end of the present school year it was report ed Wednesday by Supt Lawrenci H Shepoiser Since abandonment of the nortl half of the building a year ago the southwest corner also ha continued to settle he said and i this continues it would not bt reasonably safe to house children in it next fall Cracks already Have appeared in the joists under a part of one of the south rooms examination has disclosed but there is no im mediate danger apparent Shep oiser said R J Lubsen civil engineer on the staff of Iowa State college reported to the school board year ago that the use of the south portion of the building can be continued for a year or two if desired Gimme gimme gimme you Its all I cry the whole nig irough ght All day long I pout and pine I want you for my Valentine Im all messed up because I Get you for my OoLaLana Another took a poke at the andsome Ezio with Oh Lana h Lana that Ezio is such a ba ana He has a nose but his chin aves in Oh what Oh what can ou see in him Consider Danger However the engineer con tinued the dangerous conditions existing in the north portion of the building will have to becon sidered in determining the extent of occupancyas time passes In connection with the proposed abondonment of the Washington school the superintendent has pro posed to the school board that kindergarten 1st 2nd and 3rd trade children from west of the railroad tracks attend Monroe school together with enough chil dren from the immediate vicinity of the school to make classes of 27 children Older children from the western area would be taken by bus to Lincoln school 9th Street Line All other children living south of 9th N W would attend Lincoln school and those living north o that line would attend McKinley school The school board has taken no action yet on the plan proposed by the superintendent The proposed plan Shepoiser pointed out would make it un necessary to operate the school bus which now hauls 5th grade children from the Washington dis trict to Harding school It also would save approximate ly in salaries of personnel now in Washington school he noted At the same time it woulc be possible to operate classes a both Lincoln and McKinley none of which would have more than 30 pupils Allies in Surprise Raid on Port Above Parallel Covered by Naval Bombardment Fire Levels Edward Otto Farm Home The Edward Otto larm home on j oute 3 3 miles south and a half nile east of Mason City burned othe ground early Wednesday morning with practically all the ontents It was partly covered y insurance Mr and Mrs Otto and their aughter Ardyth had retired for le night when the fire started te awakened about midnight and wood burning Going to ic basement he found one wall ear the furnace a mass of flames The 3 attempted to save part of le furniture but the flames spread oo quickly No help was avail ble because the telephone line jas out of order The home was ompletely modern including a model kitchen The family is at the home of Ottos sister Mrs L W Wil inson 44 Linden drive Emmets burg to Vote on Bonds For New School board of ed acation of the Emmetsburg school has announced a special election on a bond issue for the erection of an elementary school luilding on March 12 At a special election on a 00 bond issuelast December the was defeated Petitions searing more than the required lumber of signatures were pre ented to the board this week call ng for the election Draft Bill for 8YearOlds Is Delayed Washington senate armed services committee ran into some delay Wednesday on its bill to draft 18yearolds Friends of the measure had hoped to get committee approval by midday But Chairman Rich ard E Russell said after a closed forenoon session that we have not finally settled on the age matter The committee did tentatively agree on one extend the service period for draftees from 21 months to 26 Each draftee would however be permitted to complete his service in 24 months if he took no leave WHERE REDS ATTEMPT and North Korean communists Wednesday encircled Chip yong A and threatened the WonjuYoju road in a break through attempt on the central Korean front Wonju B was menaced by tanks and selfpropelled guns In the Seoul area C communists have begun large scale infil tration into allied lines south of the Han river Iowa House Passes Minnesota Type AntiGambling Measure Jack Benny Is 39 Again Wednesday Hollywood Benny is 39 again Wednesday The comic a valentines day lift to Waukegan is probably the only 39yearold who admits he was born in 1894 Hell celebrate quietly he says at home with his wife of 24 years Mary Livingstone His age of 39 has been a run ning gag for years but this actual Des Moines ffi The Iowa house Wednesday passed 103 to 2 the Minnesota type antigambl ing bill which previously had been approved by the senate As passed the measure is sub stantially in the form in which Iowa Attorney General Robert L Larson desired it It provides for concellation of all business licenses of an establishment where a gambling device is found Gov William S Beardsley also sup ports the measure One minor change which specifically makes it clear that ordinary playing cards are not gambling devices under terms of the bill was adopted by voice vote This means the measure must go back to the senate for concur rence Changes Withdrawn Before the vote on final pas sage two controversial amend ments were withdrawn and two a mandate for stricter regulatio of gambling The bill would require peac officers to inspect places holdin business licenses and determine i there were gambling devices on the premises If presence of such devices was confirmed st a hear ing before the licensing agency al business licenses would be can celled for a year mnn the Rev Nelson Vaukon the Rev David Preus Preus James Schramm of Burlington drew laughter from the crowd when he cautioned that at the rate inflation is developing next years event will cost and youll bring your own sandwiches Party leaders including Gov William S Beardsley State G O Brookings S Dak Paul Preus New York N Y and the Rev Ove J H Preus Jr a student Jt Edinborough University Scot and v Doctor Preus had served as president of Luther college from 1932 to 1948 He was president of Augustana college Sioux Falls S Dak from 1929 to 1932 He was elected president of the eastern district of the Evangelical Luther an church in 1926 Born at Spring Prairie Wis Jan 21 1880 the Rev Mr Preus had held pastorates at Lutheran churches in Tacoma Wash Los Angeles Cal and at several towns in Wisconsin He was a graduate of Luther college and had studied at Luther Theological Minn and seminary St Paul Johns Hopkins uni versity Baltimore Md He was awarded his J D degree at the Southwestern university Los An geles Cal Doctor Preus was a member of a family notable for service to the Evangelical Lutheran church and His father the Preus was pres ident of Luther college from 1902 to 1922 A brother J A 0 Preus now resident of Chicago is a for National Committeeman Harrison E Spangler and Senator B B Hickenlooper were present at the Lincoln day gathering Hickenlooper introduced Taft of Minnesota An brother Doctor C J K is educational director of the Evangelical Lutheran church with headquarters in Minneapolis Mk Preus became president eirewtus of Luther college two great American a great cityears ago but continued to teach mAnt laariar hen and a great classes there y is the onetime boy violists others were defeated by onesided 9th year in show business votes After beating down 9511 a pro posed amendment by Rep Wen dell Pendleton RStorm the house then defeated 9110 a move by Rep Ted Sloane RDes Moines to include dice among items defined as gambling devices Opponents said such a change would outlaw harmless home games such as Monopoly The two representatives who voted against the antigambling bill on final passage were Reps Harry Nielsen DBlencoe and Robert L Oeth Absent or not voting were Reps John Brownlie John A Heinz and William N Judd Al others of the 108 house members voted for the bill In the debate over the proposed amendments the chief objection voiced by opponents of revising the bill were than changes would confuse things and endanger the measures success Chief G O P spokesman for the bill was Rep Clifford Straw man of Anamosa He stressed that no legitimate businessman or lawabiding citizen would be hurt by the measure He said it would stop the use of a business front for gambling in a back room Most Important Gene Poston of Croydon riemo Report Farley May Be Named Baseball Mogul New York report that Fames J Farley would be elected he next commisisoner of baseball brought only a studied no com ment Wednesday from the former postmaster general Asked if he had been approached by the committee of 4 named to choose a successor to Albert B Chandler Farley declined to say yes or no All I can say is no commen to all questions he replied even ly Farley at present is a highl paid executive for the Coca Col Export company Sports Columnist Bill Corum sai in Wednesdays New York Jour nalAmerican that Farley ha been offered the baseball post am that there is good reason to be lieve he will accept Staggering Blow Given Chinese 4 Communist Divisions Badly Hurt by Allies By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo Chinese red troops stalled by fearful losses to 4 di visions in central Korea Tuesday resumed their bloody bid for a breakthrough Tuesday night With fighting flaming along 20mile front in central Korea South Korean marines in a daring surprise raid Wednesday hit Won san big port on the east coast 90 miles inside red territory above parallel 38 This amphibious operation pos sibly designed to divert enemy forces bound for the main front was supported by a strong allied naval bombardment Take Pasting The reds also took a pasting n the relatively quiet front around Seoul when they tried to raid allied linesacross the Han near the redheld Korean capital a field dispatch said A late report from the central iont said the renewed red attacks aroke out near the key road cen er of Wonju and around Chip yong to the west An allied counterattack OR the Wonju L sector indicated severe casualties Fighting raged Xith there and at Chipyoiig Two Chinese red divisions were reported shattered in a welter of jlood bombs and shellfire on he central front and two other divisions were badly mauled a ield dispatch said It added The Chinese dead lay by the housands on all sides of sur GlobtGazctle photo by Musser A V cjf A ii IT i pnoto by Musser AN OLD Valentines day and two fellows and one girl The scene Washington school The characters in the order of their appearance left to right Jim Moen son of Mr and Mrs John Moen Linda Meinecke daughter of Mr and Mrs Allen Memecke and Henry Snoop son of Mr and Mrs Robin Shoop Properties the Valen tine box by the teacher Miss Mary E Ross Script by a lot of people cratic floor leader gave the bill strong support He called it one of the most important of the session Poston said Attorney General Larson went out on a political limb to drive gambling out of Iowa He urgtd passage of the measure to strengthen the attorney generals hand Debate on the bill lasted only a little over an hour Rep H E Brooking ROakland spoke against the bill just before the final passage but voted for it on the roll call He warned against the possibility that the measure might lead to prosecution of per sons who become unintentionally involved Rep L Dee Mallonee RAudubon told Brookings that the last election was almost Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warme Wednesday and Thursday Low Wednesday night zero to 5 above High Thursday 30 to 35 Iowa Clear Wednesday nigh with low zero to 10 above in northwest and near zero south east Sunny Thursday Warm er north and west halves state Thursday with high in mid 30s west 30 to 35 east Fur ther outlook Continued fair and warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 15 to 20 above Considerable thawing Friday with highs 35 to 45 Shippers Northwest 5 above southwest 10 above southeast 5 above northeast zero Minnesota Generally fair and warmer Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday 10 15 above west zero to 10 east High Thursday 3540 west and 2535 east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 7 19 12 21 18 ounded Chipyong Other thou ands were heaped up also in the iver valley 8 miles westnorth vest of Wonju where they stum led into a murderous air and ar Uery ambush On the western front Ameri an doughboys mowed down 1152 ed Korean sneak troops who had rossed the Han river and slipped nside allied lines They captured early 250 more communist sol iers American machineguns cut own fleeing remnants of the red orean force as they tried to plash back across the Han Allied losses were reported mall U S 25th division troops wiped ut two red patrols who were alking boldly across Sand island sandbar in the Han between eoul and its industrial suburb Yongdungpo Patrols Wiped Out The 60 reds in the patrol used Korean civilians as a shield At a signal the civilians dropped to the ground and the reds fired at al lied forces on the south bank The GIs fired back It was like shooting sitting ducks one American soldier said A 2nd red patrol was wiped out as it raced across the Seoul citv airport which is located on a sand flat The Wonson landing was be lieved to be a hit and run oper ation similar to previous landing attacks by South Korean marines who were organized and trained by American leathernecks A big allied task force sup ported the landing bombarding shore installations First reports said the battleship Missouri was n the bombardment force but U S naval headquarters in Tokyo said this was mistaken The Mis ouri is operating off Koreas west coast Eighth army headifi said he ROKs fought to the citys mtskirts and seized two islands ff the port Reds Sighted Resistance was reported light But a large force of reds was potted moving south on the port rom Hamhung about 50 miles to he north Across the peninsula at least 7 ussianbuilt MIG15 jets at American B29s The Superforts were making a bomb run over red bararcks at Tokchon Al returned safely to their Japa nese base landing in a snowstorm Bad weather held down the number of allied flights in sup port of ground forces But skiea cleared somewhat at noon Wed nesday permitting ailied war planes to strike in about 100 sor ties along the flaming central front The enemy pushed their frouad ;