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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NOtTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER THf HOME till MIWSFAM1 fHAT MAMI1 All NOITH lOWAMf Strength 0f Requested mgton isan By JACK BELL Washingtoa Trumans assertion he will consult congress in sending U S troops to wont be bound by labelled by Senator ROhio Fri day as the endof the bipartisan foreignpolicy At the same time Senator Wherry RNebr challenged Mr Trumans indirect claim that the American people will back substantial use of U S troops to bolster western Eur opes defenses against attack Farmers in theSioux Falls area wire urged Friday to arm them selves as pwlice threw out a drag neVthat would Bill Cook 22 accused slayer of 9 Cook the object ofa nationwide hunt by the FBI was believed in the area He was reported tohave spent the night at a Worthington Minnv hotel 70 east of here and to have headed this way The president told his news conference Thursday he au thority to send more foot soldiers to Europeand intends to use it But he will consult with congres sional foreign relations and armed services leaders as a matter of po liteness before he does it he Added V He said that as commander in chief he isnt bound by any deci sion congress makes unless it re stricts the number of troops by Smiting appropriations And if the lawmakers want to go to the country with that kind of a restriction he declared he b wflliilf He licked em once before the president said in an obvious ref erence to his attacks on toe re publican 80th congress in the 1M8 presidential campaign Taft tolda reporter he thinks the only practical limitation on the presidents authority may be In such appropriations restric tions But Taft said the presidents insistence on Ms right to send tc Europe without prior congressional approval of the policy and what Taft tailed Mr Trumans bypassing of elected republican leaders in hisconsul tations brings anend to the bi partisan foreign Mr Truman also told his news conference that Gen Douglas Mac Arthur contrary to tome pub lished reports has not recom mended that United Natjpnsforces Withdrawn And he denied a Tokyo report that the commander had been muz made bythe administration to ihaintain the bipartisan foreign piaicy Taft said He added that while hedoesnt challenge Mr Trumans right to ncrease American Occupation forces in Germany he thinks that as a practical matter the president should get congress approval be fore be integrates U S soldiers in an international army under the command of Gen Dwight D Eis enhower Limited Niatber OkaV Tafthas said he would be wil ling to go along with sending a limited number of American divi sions to Europe if the Europeans show willingness to build up their owndefenses Senators Lodge R and Knowland RCal told the senate Thursday that buildup should be on the basis of 60 European divisions to 10 Ameri can tied by Washington to his speaking publicly about Korea The president said he always has and will continue to consult with members of the foreign re lations and armed services com mittees Not A reporter pointed out that Taft who heads bis partys policy committee GOP Floor Lerfder Wherry and Senator Millikin Colorado chairman of the Confer ence of all GOP senators are not members tees of those commitr Mr Truman replied that Taft controls the senate republicans and could be on the committees if he chose He made it clear that Taft can ask to come to the white house to see him but isnt likely to be invited Taft retorted that the members of the foreign relations and armed servicesgroups are not elected to represent on overall policy matters in the senate Gen erally these members are some what lesscritical of administration foreign affairs moves than Taft or Wherry seems to eliminatethe theory that any attempt will be Wherry told his colleagues he is going to ask for action Monday on his resolution to prohibit the dis patch offoot soldiers to Europe until congress has approved the policy He said that for the 1st time Mr Truman had disclosed at the news conference his intention of making such a move Senator McFarland of Arizona the democratic leader said he will move to resolution to a senatecommittee probably that on foreign H suc cessfulsuch a move probably will consign the resolution to oblivion Truman told reporters that certainly itis our intention to in crease American Htortes inBar ope Whats the use of going to al tee troubleof sending Genera Eisenhower over there if we dont do tkat he asked He wouldnt specify the number of troops to be sent to Europe say ing lets wait and see what Eisen hower reports In thatConnection Senator Ma lone RNev said in the senate Thursday that Eisenhower ought to be recalled because his current survey of European defenses is re garded abroad as a pledge of un limited American support If such a pledge has been made then congress has no knowledge of it Malone declared fWMtt Ott inOto MA H W Washington ff Senators were told Friday that Pwddent Tru man had IncrcMed the June 39 manpower goal for the nations fighting toy about 260000 Assistant Secretary of Defense Anna M Itoatnberg testified that Mr Truman had approved raising he armed strength to 3 462204 by that date or at the earliest possible moment AA VU v mediately swarmed over the setting up roadblocks and con ducting an intensive search A group of 10 civil air patrol fdanett were in the skiesalding the search for the exMissouri convict ac cused of wiping out an entire fam ily of 5 and also killing 3 others Minnehaha County Sheriff Bar ney Boos said There is no posi tive proof that Cook is in the area But he said he is person ally fairly that he is He said the license plate of a car in which he was reported to have had a guhfight with officers in Ne braska Thursday was MT152 He said the car Cook was believed to have driven out of Worthing ton included the letters MT but the numbers were not seen Boos said Cooks only chance to escape the dragnet would Ve to hole up in a farmhouse1 and try to get away at nightJ He urged farmers in the area to ami them selves and watch out for strang ers In WortUnr ten The area was alerted When Sher iff L P Deuel of Worthington re ported that a man partially iden tified as Cook spent the night in a hotel mere Deuel said the sustect was seen about p m Thursday night in a restaurant of the Omaha rail road depot drinking coffee Cook is charged with killing 5 members of theCarl Mosser fam ily of Atwood IllinoisHe also has boasted of killing two other per and definitely was Linked with the fatal shoting of a Seattle salesman Robert Dewey Chinese Mass Off Formosa navy spokesman disclosed Friday that Chinese communists have massed a great number of small graft on the China mainland op posite Formosa and that some thing could happen night Formosa is the island stronghold of the Chinese nationalists Presi dent Truman last June ordered the U S 7th fleet to patrol the waters1 between Formosa and the mainland to neutralize the island Rear Adm Thomas H Binford former commander of the Formosa Strait patrol force told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that the Formosa situation is like sitting on a powder keg Binford said he personally did not expect any trouble in the di rection of Formosa before March He said he based this on the weather the available opposition and the United Nations discussions about Formosa Binford also said he thought the Chinese communists would have a pretty tough time trying to take Formosa Truman Galls for Huge Boost in U S Taxation The 30 target was 1100008 men although Mr Tru man ha talked of having 3500 000 in the next year or two Mrs Rosenberg her an nouncement ac she and top rank ing army navy air force and ma rine officers appeared before the senate armed services subcommit tee to urge drafting of 18year olds Mrs Rosenberg said she had ust received a telephone call Irom Secretary of Defense Mar shall informing her of the higher total for the armed services Thejoint chiefs of staff re quested it yesterday Mrs Rosen berg said The secretary of de fense andthe president approved it this morning The proposal for drafting 18 yearolds wac running into some opposition in the senate group Senator Saltonstall RMass de manded defense officials prove their case for such a step Solar they have not convinced me thatthe present draft law with some amendments isnot enough Saltonstall told a re porter in advance jof Fridays hearing Prevent Law The law now requires registra tion by 18 year olds but limits actual inductions to Tnen in the l9through25 age group Subcommittee Chairman Lyn don Johnson DTex also ques tioned the need of calling up 18 year olds saying recruiting offices for the air force and some other services are reporting they have more volunteers than they can handle Its rather discouraging to us when you ask to reach down into the home of the country to take same time youugnien up to enlist so fast you cannot take them Johnson told Mrs Rosenberg Mrs Rosenberg reiterated that married men and fathers and pos sibly some veterans probably would have to be drafted unless 18 year olds can be taken ExDougherty Girl Cylinder Man Die in West Bend Crash twocar colli sion Thursday night near West Bend claimed its 2nd victim Fri day when John J Brakke 60 Cylinder died in an hospi tal Mrs Marvin Bonstetter 18 of near West Bend was killed when the car in which she and her hus band 21 were riding collided with one driven by Brakke on highway 44 north of West Bend Bonstetter was in fair condition in the hospi tal here The parents of Mrs Bonstetter are Mr and Mrs Dave Roderick Of Dougherty Report fORECAST Mason City Cloudy Saturday Continued mild Friday night 18 High Saturday 34 Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with rain or snow beginning southeast half Satur day Not so cold northeast Fri day night Low Friday night 20 to 25 northeast 80 to 35 south west High Saturday 35 to 40 Further outlook Low Saturday night 30 to 84 Cloudy Sunday with snow northwest fain southeast High Sunday 36 to 40 9day Iowa weather out will aver age 3 to 5 above nor mal Normal high M to 31 Nor mal low 5 to 13 Above normal through Monday CooUng to about nonrtal levels Tuetday and Wednesday Pre cipitatJon is expfcted to be heavy witlj rain and snow mix ed at frequent intervals Satur day Sunday Monday and Wed nesday Mostly fair north and partly cloudy south portion Fri day night and Saturday Not quite cold Friday night Low Friday night around tero north and 1SSQ but locally lower in some eold spots High Saturday north SftH wuth IN frAASON CITY Olobedsutettc Weather for the J4 hours ending at 8 m Maximum Minimum At I a MO U Billion Needed This Year Next Calls for Higher Corporation and Excise Levies Wfcdtincten Tru man Friday called on congress boost itaxes thit cessionby very much more than the 000 combined total of the lift increases The president in his annual economicmessage notified that lawmakers that the nations ae curity will demand lending and Spending authority totalling 000000000 forthis fiscal year and next The present fiscal year rum out next July l As he set it out this total would be military and foreign aid spending plus contracting lending and loan guaranteeing authority for national security purposes Other government ex would be in addition to HUSBAND KILLED 2ND D W Armstrong 27 and her c wait for word in Cedar Rapids of Lt D W Armstrong her 2nd Jiusband reported miss ing in Korea since Nov 28 Her 1st husband Pvt James Butler a member of the origi nal DeadEnd Kids was killed in France in 1945Mrs Armstrong iaa fprmer vocalist with Horace Heidts band Left to right JimmyButler 6 Mrs Armstrong holding Dav id Armstrong age 6 months and Jerry Butler 8 Tate Bill Would Hike Strength of Iowa Fcrtfipl Moines JP The Iowa houseof representatives was in recess Friday until next Tuesday afternoon but the bills kept com ing in just the same One of the mpst recent ones fUed was by 3 1st term members It would substantially increase the authorized strength of the state highway patrol It also would boost sharply the fee for a drivers to finance the increased patrol Sponsors of the measure are Reps W HTate Clark H McNeal and L W Abel RGuttenbergj Tate Understands Meaning of Safety DCS Monies Ben Wil liam Tate RMasm City sponsor of a bill to increase the state highway patrol is the brother of Floyd Tate killed In an automobile accident Ust No vember Floyd Tate high school at Spencer was killed last Nov 16 One of his sons is in a cast and may have to remain there for J more months Another son suffered a head injury Tve always been for high way safety said but when you have things like that happen in your own family you understand what safety really means They would increase the patrols authorized strength from 163 to 275 The drivers license fee would be uppedfrom 50 cents every two years to for the same period Ready for committee action now are billsto increase from 75 cents an hour the pay of pri mary and special election judges and clerks place a lien against property to enforce payment for care of patients at the Woodward State hospital and school and the Glenwoed State school and ex empt from taxation the property purchased by school boards to house teachers A measure in the preparation stage is one which would sharply increase the educational require ments forChiropractors The bill would require 4 academic years of training of 9 months each Pres ently the requirement is 3 years of training of 6 months each Several members ofthe housi said they have had requests from some of their county officers for salary increases The county tors treasurers clerks and re corders want salary boosts of SlOO a month each They got their last raises from the legislature The legislators indicated they would prepare bills proposing sal ary increases for the county of ficials but added that the amount Might not be 1100 a month orrsttTtAU 41 of WArt Unkm beta sentenced to to years to Fort Madlton jwnl w acharp Sweep Behind Allied Lines Threatens Stand By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo allied air strikes and artillery bar rages crumpled a red Korean attack near Wonju Friday Bu another communist force striking 30 miles behind this alliet position threatened the entire United Nations stand in cen tral Korea The deepstriking red column skirted the Amer icanFrenchDutch line inthe Wonju area It fought sev eral sharp clashes with allied patrols on the approaches to Tanyang 37 miles southeast of Wonju The flanking reds set up a road block mined a vital supply high way and poured a hail of small arms fire into an allied force sent out to clear the route Two Red Two North Korean the 6th and 10th were ramming a deep wedge into the UN positions in central Korea Possibly 20000 communist troops were in this force which was threatening the supply and withdrawal routes of the U S 2nd division and its French and Dutch supporting units making a fighting stand just south of Wonju The immediate peril in the Wonju area eased as daylong al lied air strikes and artillery bar rages routed two red Korean regi ments which had seized a com manding height Thursday night This force striking from the northeast badcut actossthe Won juShechon road occupied the dominant hill and slammed a withering fire into the allies horseshoeshaped defense perime ter just south of Wpnju The fighting raged in footdeep snow and bitter cold Eleven B29 bombers cascading heavy explosives in close support of the embattled Americans aided uVrouting the enemy Ground and carrier based fighters rocketed and machinegunned the commu nists and showered them with jellied gasoline fire bombs Second division artillery laid down a shattering barrage AP Correspondent William Barnard reported from the front that there were two full North Korean divisions the 6th and that slipped around the eastern flank of the 2nd division Sizable elements of the force were reported 10 miles south of Chechen and only 6 miles north of Tanyang AP Correspondent Don Huth at 8th army headquarters reported this deep thrusting communist force threatened the allied right flank and menaced the important network of roads leading south iu that area If Tanyang should fall an im portant retreat route for allied troops would be lost TMlgk The tad division manning a horseshoeBhaptd defense perim eter with the top tea than two from Wonju was having a tough fight The two fed Korean trora the northeast cut the road and forced the Americans off a dominating bill southeast of Wonju From that hill the reds poured small arms and automatic weapons fire into theAinericari positions The doughboys called for aii support The 1st planes roarec down on the reds at 9 am Friday Fifth air force fighterbombers and navy carrierbased planes bombed locketed and machine gunned ttie reds and sprayed jel lied As the fight for the key central Korean roadrail hub of Wonju in tensified Chinese communist troops masses poured southfrom the Seoul area and west toward the Wonjusector Plan Trip Their aim obviously wasto hit UN lines frontally if pos sible trap the 2nd division around Wonju Allied planes caught thousands of the reds in the open At dusk pilots claimed to have killedor wounded 2500 enemy troops in the past 24 hours But the reds were getting in some air strikes of their own One or more enemy bombers disguised with American mark ings made at least 4 raids on the western front One definitely was identified as an Americanbuilt A20 light at tack type turned over by the United States to nationalist China after World war II and pre sumably seized later by red China The red planes bombed Ansong Sojong and Oinnam the latter twice Rep Tolle Named to G 0 P Committee Washington Rep Tom Martin has been elected chairman of the allrepublican Iowa house delegation Other delegation officers Committee on committees Rep Karl LeCompte congressional tee Rep Henry Talle and Iowa delegation whip Rep Paul Cun ingham BULLETIN SAT8 BRIBES ACCEPTED n MrTruman workers must restraints and busi nessmen must accept lower no one shouldseek to hike income to share ef the higher tax burden He told the legislators toot that 1000000 more menandwomen may be added to the armed within a few Die military manpower goal been a force of 3200000 by June 30 but only Friday this figure was raised to 3462120s if1 increase in individual and cor poration taxes last fall In Decem ber It passed a bfll to from corporations through an excess tax and aft increase in existingtaxes Mr Truman usedno specific figure for hisnew tar proposals but said the total should exceed the combined total of these two bills Mr Truman said it should the 1st principle of policy to maintain a balanced budget and to finance the cost of national de fense on a payasyougo basis He added Corporations should pay much higher taxes Individuals should pay much higher taxes Excise taxes should be higher and more extensive Submitted SOM Mr Tjwnan said new tax pro posals soon rwm1besubmitted to congress carrying these recom mendations as well as recommen dations for closing many loop holes In present tax laws The president also informed congress that staffs are being rap idly gathered to apply broader controls over prices and wages In the case of prices he the general policy must be to hold the price line with utmost Vigor He asked that the department of agriculture be granted author ity to control speculative trading and to strengthen its regulation of commodity As he did in last Mondays state of the union message the presi dent emphasized the great threat from communist aggression The Menace He said large and menacing forces led by Russia are arrayed against the free world The great manpowerunder the control of soviet communism is j driven with fanatic zeal to build up military and industrial strength he continued We in vite disaster if we underestimate the forces working against us The figure uted by Mr Truman does not neces safilj mean the government will spend that much in the two yens ending July 1 1952 The funds may be committed over several years ahead and Mr Truman did not hint at the size of the budget to be presented on Monday But by the end of 1951 Mr Tru man declared defense and foreign aid spending should hit a rate be ween and 000000 a year This is roughly double Fridays outlays The real economic cost of definse effort is that we work harder reduce consumptioou and forego in business and household ment Mr Truman said Tbia cost cannot IN put ott he future It mutt be by people now om way or n thenld tw paid ition ;