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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHiOKS HOME EDITIO VOL LVD Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24 1951 Paper Coiuiits ot Two StcttomtSection AP Wirephoto HELICOPTER EVACUATES WOUNDED troopers in the Wonju area slosh through mud toward a Baiting helicopter with a wounded buddy to be evacuated to an aid station in the rear of the fighting zone in Korea Allies Offer to Let Germans Fly Fighters By DONALD J GONZALES Washington UR United States and its allies have offered to let Germans fly military planes if Western Germany joins Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers Eu ropean defense army Authoritative sources have dis closed that the western offer of German participation in the North Atlantic treaty defense plans in cludes provisions for Germans to fly tactical planes No LongRange Planes These would include fighters reconnaissance planes and per haps light bombers Germans would not fly longrange strategic bombers under the plan The role noncommunist Ger many would be permitted in the air has not yet been spelled out formally to the West German gov ernment Elaboration of Germanys participation awaits the Bonn gov ernments approval of the defense American officials are confident the Germans will join defense preparations within 6 weeks But the final decision depends they said on German public opinion and western assurances that Ger many would be protected during initial rearmament stages Equality Studied Measures to reassure the Ger mans of protection and to give them additional political status with the western powers are rap idly approaching conclusion in Germany Washington London and Paris In the very near future offi cials said the Bonn government pass legislation granting American British and French citi zens the right to sue in German courts This will be followed quickly by AmericanBritish French action to end the state of World war II with the West Ger mans Congress will be asked to approve the action probably early next month Alert 2 Guard Divisions Now Washington army an nounced Saturday that two nation al guard 40th of California and the 45th of Okla alerted for duty in Japan Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mild Sat urday night and Sunday Show ers Sunday Low Saturday night 34 High Sunday 46 Iowa Occasional night Sunday rain Saturday mostly cloudy occasional rain in the east and north portions mild tempera tures Low Saturday night 3035 in northeast near 40 in south west high Sunday 4448 east and north 4854 southwest Shifting winds 1015 M P H Sunday Further outlook Tem porary clearing and a little cold er west Sunday night becoming cloudy again late Monday Ad ditional rain indicated Monday night Temperatures Monday will range from morning lows of 3640 with 4246 afternoon highs of Minnesota Rain Saturday night Sunday cloudy with occasional rain south and west portions Mild temperatures Low Satur day night 3238 3642 High Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 33 Minimum 26 At 8 a m 33 YEAR AGO Minimum 1 Maximum J Gillette Urges CAB Continue EastWest Sioux City Route Washington Gil lette DIowa has recommended that air passenger service between Sioux City Iowa and Chicago be continued The senator said Friday he had written Chairman Delos Rentzel of the civil aeronautics board strongly urging the board to continue the line which has been in operation since last fall The line was one of 3 for which MidContinent air lines was awarded a 3year temporary cer tificate in September 1950 Public hearings are scheduled before a CAB examiner March 19 to determine whether the routes are necessary An aide said Senator Gillette had received many letters from lowans asking that the service be continued Rep Talle RIowa said he had written Rentzel urging the board to dismiss a proceeding to determine whether uneconomic competitive service between Chi cago and Washington should be eliminated Talle said that such suspension would cause immeasurable incon venience to the thousands of lowans who travel by air between Iowa and the nations capital an nually Dont Haul Down Dewey Urges Washington Gov Thomas E Dewey urged congress Saturday not to haul down the flag by barring the sending of American troops to Europe The New York governor tolc the senate foreign relations and armed services committees ap proval of a resolution by Senator Wherry of Nebraska the republi can floor leader would paralyze the capacity of this nation for its own defense Opposes Wherry Wherry has proposed that the General Moore Dies at Front West Central Front Korea MajGen Bryant E Moore com mander of the United States 9th corps died Saturday after he walked away from his crashed helicopter in the Han river north of Yoju General Moore collapsed and died in the van of Brig Gen H J D Myers 24lh division artillery commander It was not immedi ately determined whether Moore died of crash injuries or a heart attack The helicopter plummeted into the Han river as it lost power suddenly Both the general and lis pilot name unavailable were lelped ashore by troops from a U S engineer unit camped along the river General Moores body was flown to a field hospital and then to his senate record itself as opposed to the presidents dispatching any more divisions to join the North Atlantic defense force until con gress passed on the policy in volved Dewey the 1948 republican presidential nominee said his op position to the Wherry proposal does not imply approval of al aspects of our foreign policy oJ j the present fiscal policies of the government of its wage andprice control policies or of the national Budget But he said the adoption of the Wherry resolution would be inter preted in Europe as indicating an American withdrawal into isola onism If this resolution should be adopted it would be taken in every capital in the world both free and slave as a signal that the Unitec States has hauled down its flag he said in a prepared statement Wouldnt Understand The other nations of the world would little understand or care to inquire about the political differ ences which might have caused the adoption of the resolution or the constitutional questions involved It would be understood to be a formal adoption by the senate of the United States of the theory hat the rest of the world was ei ther indefensible or not worth de fending and that we had retreated command post where an honor guard waited The 56 year old Moore was named commander of the 9th corps less than two weeks ago dur ing the recent Chinese red offen sive or the central front The 9th corps was on the west flank of that smash Moore was the 3rd general lost by U S forces in Korea Gen Walter H Walker com mander of the 8th army was killed in a jeep accident Dec 23 Maj Gen William F Dean 24th division commander has been missing since July 21 Meeting of Oliver Workers Is Postponed Charles group which is trying to form a new union at the Oliver corporation here has postponed a meeting scheduled for Sunday according to Harold Greene Nora Springs who heads the organization The group had asked permission to hold its meeting in the Charles City juniorsenior high school The school board however took no action on the request because rules prohibit use of the auditori um for discussion of controversial issues The Greene group is trying tp dislodge Local 115 of the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers Ind charging the in ternational union is communist dominated at tne top Greene said Saturday an effort would be made to find another meeting place for a later date troopstoEurope issue The two committees immediate ly voted to invite him Mr Hoover who opposes send ing more ground forces tp Europe New Hunf for RFC Influence By G MILTON KELLY Washington senate sub committee investigating huge gov ernment loans seemed likely Sat urday to start a new hunt for in fluence wielders tracks on con gress own doorstep It already has charged that the spoor of political favoritism cani be followed to the desk of a white house charge which stung President Truman to retort that the accusation was asinine Disclosure Friday that Mr Tru man had quietly obtained from reconstruction finance corporation files 700 to 900 letters mostly written by senate and house mem bers about RFC loans roused the subcommittee to wrath Its mem bers chorused accusations that this was a retaliatory attempt to intimidate congress and the sub committee Peace Move But Mr Truman Friday night topped off a day of dramatic de velopments in the controversy with what looked like a peace overture and possibly a hint as to how congress could cut short the inquiry without losing face Joseph Short white house press secretary announced the president knows of no evidence of illegal influence of the RFC by anyone in congress or any members of his staff Short said This material was requested by the president for his examination and review in connection with his plans for reorganization of the RFC Short did not explain why such material would be of value to his chief The reorganization plan mentioned would abolish the jobs of the RFC board of directors and put a one man boss over the agency to pass on loans How Far But the fact that the president called for the material raised the probability the subcommittee will explore anew and more deeply the question of how far a congressman may properly go to urge the lend ing of public funds Senator Ful bright the subcommittee chairman said the group found no answer to that in its 1st round of inquiries into RFC policies Senator Tobey RN a leader in the investigationtold reporters he thought the subcom mittee now should at least look at all letters the president has seen and make closer inquiry ii it finds anything that would cause you to lift an eyebrow Short said none of the matter gathered from the RFC files has been made public through the white house as charged by sub committee members and that none would be The subcommittee made no im mediate comment on the explana tion But it let stand a demand that the RFC give the group a copy of any letter that has been supplied to the white house Will Modify 10 Per Cent Wage Increase Standard Special Draft Call for 324 Iowa Students Iowa City county draft officials Saturday received a special call to send 324 Uni versity of Iowa students to Des Moines for preinduction physical examinations during March The call came from Des Moines selective service headquarters for Iowa Local officials said it in cludes virtually all 1A draft reg istrants who have been deferred from calls by their home boards NORTH WREA mmmmm Kaesong Chunchon Kimpo Airfield HONGCHON Hoengsong Pangnim Pyongchan Yongcfungpo Kumyangiang Yongwol ChecHon SOUTH KOREA STATUTE MILES AP Wirephoto ALLIES CONTINUE KOREAN GAINS troops open arrows Saturday en tered the road hub of Hoengsong and made limited gains in the Chipyong area as red forces solid arrows withdrew to what may be a new defense line south of the key city of Hongchon American units cut a vital road at Fangnim east of Hoengsong Yank Patrols ReEnter Red Hub Then Pull Out Tokyo By OLEN CLEMENTS American forces pushed into Hoengsong twice Saturday but made no attempt to hold the reds major central Korean road hub A tankinfantry team withdrew after a 3hour tight bat urday morning with Chinese forces north of the town Patrols prowled into the town again in the afternoon but pulled back when the communists began firing from the northern hills East of Chipyong allied infantrymen flushed a battalion of Chinese Saturday afternoon in the Sanggosong area Elsewhere along the war front there was little action Under pressure by 100000 men of 6 allied nations the Chinese were withdrawing slowly toward a new defense line cutting across mountains north of Hoengsong This pullback from the scene of a disastrous red defeat was made while reports circulated of a shakeup in the Chinese high com mand Shift General United Nations sources on the west central front heard that Gen Lin Piao The Manchurian Ham has been shifted back to south China Lin one of the ablest of red Chinas field commanders is be lieved to have been succeeded as until the close of the semester i Korea This is the 1st request covering pena students from other counties and into fortress America Hoover Expects to Testify Soon Washington Presi dent Herbert Hoover changed his mind Saturday and offered to tes tify before the senate foreign re lations and armed services com mittees next Tuesday on the other Iowa counties will be sent states the board said The 1st group of 36 students will go to Des Moines March 7 Other groups of similar size will be sent March 8 13 15 16 19 21 23 and 26 Outofstate students will be called for examination 1st the board said The students from in order of their ages starting with the 26year group Actual induction for the men is still deferred to the end of the school year in June At that time and believes the accent should belorders for the students will be on air and naval help previously had declined an invitation to ap pear before the committees But Sen Alexander Wiley R Wis announced during testimony by Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York that Mr Hoover vacation ing in Florida now has offered to testify Tuesday afternoon Chairman Tom Connally D Texas of the foreign relations committee grumpily reminded the committees previously invited Mr Hoover to testify but that the for mer president declined If his fishing in Miami or somewhere has changed his mind all right well hear him Con nally said Connally continued sputtering after Wileys announcement whis pering so loudly to a colleague be side him that Wiley several times stopped his questioning of Dewey Connally was heard to utter an occasional damn Finally Wiley reached over and knocked down the microphone that was ampli fying Connallys expressions ot an noyance issued from home boards although men still residing here may be sent directly to induction centers May Adjust Auto Prices leader of the 4th field army in by Gen Peng Tehhuai is deputy commanderin chief of all Chinese red armies Planes tanks artillery and war ships including the Battleship up in keeping the 4dayold allied drive rolling in central Korea C119 Flying Boxcars parachut ed ammunition for the guns and gasoline for the tanks when sup ply trucks bogged down on muddy mountain roads The Missouris 16inch guns touched off a tremendous explo sion during a bombardment near Songjin on the northeast coast 185 miles north of the 38th par allel The direct hit destroyed a ware house filled with ammunition in tended for the hardpressed reds The reds offered stiff rear guard resistance On the approaches to on the central front Flames of the explosion rose 100 feet smoke for 400 feet Big Barrage A massive barrage by artillery tanks and planes blasted reds out of a mountain pass Saturday on ithe east flank of the 60mile Washington OP The manucentral front facturers price of automobiles may be adjusted in a general price order on manufactured goods now being prepared by the office of price stabilization it was learned Saturday An OPS official who asked not to be named said prices of some cars may go up in the contem plated order while others may go down Right now car prices at the fac tory arc frozen at the Dec 1 level But the order freezing them ex pires March I Presumably the new order will be ready before March 1 the front defends Hongchong a red assembly and communication hub United Nationsheld Chipyong 40 miles east of Seoul is the point where an encircled French and American combat team helped break the back of a Chinese coun teroffensive last week Hoengsong 20 miles east of Chipyong was imperiled Friday by Amcrican forces who occupied hills overlooking the highway cen ter Worlds First Atomic Craft Ordered Built Washington With jet bombers already zipping across two oceans at a 400mileper hour clip the United States is ne gotiating for actual construction of the worlds 1st known atom powered aircraft engine Plans for the atomdriven en gine were disclosed Friday with air force permission by the Gen eral Electric company A G E spokesman said contractual nego tiations for the nuclear power plant are under way The announcement was made shortly after the arrival here of an Englishmade Canberra jet bomber which streaked across the North Atlantic Wednesday in 4 hours and 40 minutes Then the air force disclosed that one of its B47 Stratojet bombers spanned the Pacific to Honolulu Thursday in something under 6 hours for an average speed above 400 miles an hour Actual production of atompow ered engines is expected to take several years However General Hoyt Vandenberg air chief of staff said recently atomic flight is closer than most people realize Officials say an atompowered plane would have range almost unlimited and almost incredible speed They observed there are designs for aircraft able to travel 2500 miles an hour And a pound of U235 used in producing nu clear power is calculated to do the work of 6000000 gallons of gaso line SAME Black flc BIMIS tralflo death in ptil hooru Living Cost Slowed Down DiSalle Says Cleveland V Di Salle the federal price stabilizer declared Saturday the rate of in crease in the cost of living has been slowed down In a speech before the City club the former Toledo Ohio mayor said Today we can report that the signs definitely indicate for the 1st time in many months the ar rest of rising prices to a slow walk He added that during the week ended Feb 20 Food stuffs chiefly wheat hogs steers and of 1 per cent in price There was some slowing up in retail sales The weekly index of 28 sensi tive commodities declined of 1 per cent the 1st decrease since Nov 24 Price squeezes on wholesalers and retailers of consumer goods appear to be pressing in only a few lines since most distributors have abnormally large inventories acquired at prices below current replacement costs Quadruplets Bom to Couple Expected Twins Baltimore Quadruplets two boys and two born Saturday to the wife of a Balti more steel worker rvho had been expecting twins The babies born within a space of 5 minutes were in good con dition at the Maryland General hospital They were placed in in cubators shortly after birth a hos pital spokesman said The mother 28 year old Mrs Harriett Pappas was in remark able condition the spokesman added Mrs Harriett Pappas com plained early Saturday morning oi slight pains and taken to the hospital about a m Four hours later the 1st quad was born The last was delivered about 5 minutes later The boys and two girls weighed about 4 pounds each a hospital spokesman said They dren The husband Edward Pappas also 28 is employed by the Beth lehem Steel corporation Chicago Newspaper Raises Saturday Price Chicago Chicago Her aldAmerican announced Satur day a boost in the price of its Sat urday paper from 5 to 10 cents a copy The increase is effective March 3 The newspaper said con tinued increases in the cost of pro duction made the price boost nec essary May Revise Ceiling Upward By FRANK OBRIEN Washington If An early decision on the touchy ques tion of wages and how high they will be allowed to go seemed possible Saturday Mobilization Director Charles E Wilson in a radio roadcast Friday night said that wage policies are being modified again He did not laborate but Howard Chase I Wilson aide strengthened speculation that Wilson meant the 10 per cent increase ceiling voted by the wage sta ailization board would be modified by Stabilization Director Eric Johnston The ceiling would presumably be modified in only one direction up That 10 per cent ceiling was quickly followed by a protest walkout of the boards 3 labor members Asks Giant Effort In his 1st report to the nation on the state of mobilization Wil son called for a giant effort dur ing the next 3 years to build up un precedented productive strength He spoke over a nationwide ra dio hookup The chief mobilizer promised war to extinction on profiteering and inflation strongly backed President Trumans request for a Quick new tax levy said without elaboration that wage policies are being modified hinted at the ne cessity for changing farm price protection and promised swift production of the mightiest ar senal the world has ever seen Wilson indicated in pegging his estimates and predictions to the next two or three years that the nation may be the hump of its task by as he repeatedly said allout war Tackles He discussed some of the thorn iest problems of mobilization but his speech was obviously aimed at balancing atomic age terrors con gressional wrangles loyalty quizzes and battle reports with a faith that the nations problems are only a measure of its oppor tunities This nation of ours is in a sound position he said adding My greatest hope is that you will corne to share with me my own pro found confidence in our ability to take a storm to weather it and to come out with strength and vigor A provident fearless and united American people he said can look forward to Capacity Unlimited This is an age which again calls for bold minds and not for little men The former president of the General Electric company plunged boldly into his views on the dif ficulties and sacrifices involved in mobilization for peace through strength What is the job he asked preserve peace by rapidly building up our own de fense forces and those of other free nations to such a height that Russia will refrain from attack Rapid Swing expand our capa city for producing military sup plies so that we may swing rapidly into fullscale war production it a major war should come Third to maintain and ex pand our basic economic strength so that we can sustain a de fense effort for a number of years if that should be necessary and at the same time make our whole economy stronger and more productive We are going to ask the most abundant economy in the world to produce in the next two or three years an extra 150 billions for defense Wilson declared He gave as examples of a productive capacity that will be our best guarantee of lasting peace goals of 35000 tanks a year and 18000 jet engines a month In both cases the aim was capacity to produce not necessarily production of the amounts Wilson named No Contest Obviously he said the effort to achieve these goals cant be run like a popularity contest there will be higher taxes There will be price and wage controls and further credit restrictions Wilson went into each of these Wages Wage policies art jeing modified again to conform o the best interest of the entire economy The chief mobilizer did not elaborate this obvious refer ence to being made by ;