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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N EI 6 H B 0 R S VOL LVI1 HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday Associated Press and United Press Full Five Cents a Copyt MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31T95T This Paper Consists ot Two Oae No fl7 Chinese Red Lines Stiffen as Allies Push Patrols 7 Miles South of Seoul Tuesday AP Wirephoto from which patients fled on home in Hoquiam Wash at least 20 persons Fire was caused by an overheated stnvo Strikes Cripple Railroads U S Preparing Charges 21 Germans Spared Krupp Freed by U S Frankfurt Germany American authorities Wednesday spared 21 German war criminals from the gallows freed German Steel Magnate Alfried Krupp and restored his property rights in the multimillion dollar Krupp indus trial empire Those saved from death indud ed 6 former nazi SS troopers con victed of murdering U S soldier in the infamous Malmedy massa ere Eight of the highest executive of the Krupp industrial empir also were freed in a sweeping re view of all remaining U Strie war crimes cases But U S Hig Commissioner John J McCloy an U S military commander Gen Thomas T Handy confirmed death sentences including 4 me convicted of slaughtering mor than 1000000 Jews and gypsie and former SS Maj Gen Oswal Pohl who bossed Hitlers concen tration camp system At the same time U S authori ties modified many other prison terms imposed by American wa crimes tribunals BULLETIN New York railway express agrcncy acting in the face of a wildcat strike of rail r o a d switchmen Wednesday clamped an embargo on rail express shipments between 14 northeastern states and the rest of the nation By The Associated Press A wildcat walkout of railroad workers struck a crippling blow at freight and express shipments in most sections of the nation Wed nesday With freight already jamming McCloy Satisfied The new rulings followed spe cial consideration of all remaining war crimes cases undertaken in the face of a growing German clamor against war crimes ver dicts Those saved from death had been in Landsberg prison under sentence for more than 4 years I am satisfied that the disposi tions now finally made are just to the individual and to society McCloy said I have strivento temper justice with mercy Handys ruling saved from the gallows all the SS troopers re maining under death sentence for the Malmedy massacre This means that no German will be executed for one of the worst atrocities of World war II a Property Confiscated Several hundred captured and unarmed U S soldiers and Bel gian civilians were shot down in cold blood by SS troops in and near Malmedy Belgium during the battle of the Bulge McCloy in his clemency order for Krupp asserted that the mag nates entire property was ordered confiscated and that this the sole confiscation ordered at Nurnberg constituted discrimination against Krupp terminals the railway express agency slapped an embargo on rail express shipments between 14 northeastern states and the rest of the country The strike spread swiftly to a dozen cities in the east midwest south and far west It started in Chicago and Detroit Tuesday and hopped to St Louis Milwaukee Buffalo N Y Peoria 111 Wash ington Portland Ore Philadel phia Trenton N J Knoxville Tenn and Dallas Tex At least 27 railroads were hit directly Many others felt the in direct effects pf the tieup of vital switching lines At a few points striking switch men were joined by firemen and engineers Steps aimed at ending the walk out were begun in Chicago where1 he federal attorneys office said t is preparing contempt citation 27 Pensioners Die in Flash Fire at Home Hoquiam Wash disas trous rest home fire claimed its 21st victim early Wednesday and the hospital reported another was near death One of 30 old age pensioners who were residents of the rest home died of burns received when a flash fire roared through the rambling frame structure shortly before lunchtime Tuesday The blaze apparently leaped from a clothes drying room to the 2nd floor while residents of the home many too ill and feeble to move lay in their beds Fourteen were trapped in the flames and suffocating smoke that billowed up stairways and air vents to encompass the rear of the building and its 2nd floor and leave it a charred shell Firemen and volunteers helped 16 others escape the building Six of those rescued died later 5 from burns and one from a heart attack Police Lt C A Potter and Fire Chief Glenn W Haney agreed that the fire probably started in a small sheet metal stove in the dry ing room and not in the fufnace in an adjoining basement room At first it was believed the furnace had exploded as a blast was heard when the blaze struck Later in vestigation showed the furnace to be virtually intact UN Labels Red China Aggressor 7 Nations Vote Against Resolution Pact Allies Back U S Lake Success United Nations political committee label led communist China an aggressor in Korea at an emotioncharged session late Tuesday night but left wide open what new steps if any to take against the Peiping regime Fortyfour delegates including those of Britain France Canada the Latin American states and all of Americas Atlantic pact allies shouted yes as their names were called I thank God said U S Dele Igate Warren R Austin turning to embrace Britains Sir Gladwyn Jebb Jebbs lastminute support had swung many wavering coun tries into line 7 Nations Vote No j Seven Burmai Russia Poland Czechoslovakia White Russia and the Soviet no Afghanis tan Egypt Indonesia Pakistan Sweden Syria Tfeman and Yugo slavia abstained Saudi Arabia did not take part in the vote Before the American triump the end of the hardes fight the U S ever has waged i the committee trounce paragraph by paragraph an Arab Asian call for a new peace appea to Peiping It never got mor than 18 approving votes Rau Leads Fight Indias Sir Beriegal N Rau wht led the fight for its adoption de clared the Asian bloc had trie to halt what he termed the marc to disaster and its defeat woulc cut off all negotiations with rec China The security council met Wed nesday morning and unanimous NORTH KOREA KANSONG 38 PARALLEL SOUTH KOREA An hung AP Wirephoto WHERE ALLIES show where UN troops are smashing at dugin Chi nese reds in savage fighting on the central and western Korean war fronts One patrol was only 7 miles south of Seoul All along the battle line allied forces gained except in the Pyonchang area where a UN patrolwas forced to withdraw In support of ground action the battleship Missouri and other naval vessels bombarded Kosang north of the 38th parallel Tuesday the armada shelled Kansong From the air UN fliers unloaded bombs on Pyongyang and Chunchon blast The husband of the operator William H McClary said the building was worth before the fire He said he was unable to estimate the damage against the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen key union in the stagnating situation That move stems from the 3day strike of switchmen in December federal judges in Chicago Wash ngton and Cleveland ordered the men to return to work And on Dec 15 the day before the strik rs went back to duty federal udge Michael L Igoe of Chicago irdered the BRT 45 officers and Truman and French Prime Min 1 lodges to show why they should lot be held in contempt of court action still is pending At least 7 roads announced em iargoes on freight Two plants one n Chicago and the other in Phil delphia laid off a total of 3500 vorkers At least 28 passenger trains sus ended their runs Truman Plevin Conclude Talks Washington President Krupps vast industrial holdings have been administered by the al lies since the war Plants BeingBroken Up McCloy said that in restoring the steel barons property rights he was making no judgments as to the ultimate title to the former Krupp property The Krupp plants along with other big German iron and steel concerns are now being broken up by the allies into smaller units to be placed under separate own ership Krupp and his 8 executives freed Wednesday had been convicted at Nurnberg of collaboration with the Hitler government in the use of slave labor and in the spoliation of conquered countries McCloy said there is no doubt that the vast Krupp concern in humanly treated slave labor There is likewise no doubt that the industrial concern and its management were not primarily responsible for this treatment he said SAMTE 14 knn Im put 100 Workers Jack at Oliver Charles num ers of workers entered the Tikebound Oliver corporation lant here Wednesday morning as ickets at plant gates jeered Plant fficiajs estimated the number at 00 G W Bird plant manager said about 10 times as many work ers reported Wednesday morning as Tuesday Charles Hobbie Cedar Rapids i international representative of the United Electrical Workers said pickets counted 47 workers en tering the plant but added that some of them were going in and out more than once Some of those entering Hobbie said previously had been union members Hobbie said Tuesday about 16 went into the plant U E members have been on strike at the plant since Friday when a unioncompany negotia tion over grievances broke up 3 Nebraskans Die in AutoTruck Collision Red Oak Iff Three Nebras kans were killed in an autotruck collision Wednesday morning on highway 34 six miles west of Red Oak The dead wereidentified as Marvin L Mueller 23 Marion Dean Frey 34 and Louis Carl Thomson age unavailable all of Fender Nebr Darrell Krapke 27also of Pender was critically injured Ansel Walston 33 of Hastings driver of the truck re ceived cuts and bruises ister Rene Pleven wound up their twoday talks with announcement late Tuesday night of a pledge to aar compromise with aggression by either soviet Russia or com munist China A formal communique said they agreed that aggression must not be rewarded or the menace of aggression appeased Authorized American officials said this ruled out any idea that France might join in a Korean settlement on red Chinas terms or knuckle un der to soviet pressure for a neu tral Germany voted to drop the Korean item fromits agenda This removed i legal obstacle for final approva by the general assembly of tht American resolution The UN charter provides that the assembl may not make recommendation on any matter before the security council The hotly contested U S pro posal 1 Decides that communis FARM TAX CREDIT CUT Des Moines 5 State Comp troller Ray Johnson said Wednesi day that agricultural land tax credit claims filed by Iowa farm ers total this year Since the state appropriation for such tax credits is only pay ment of the claims this year will be on a 9279 per cent basis China engaged in aggression in Korea 2 Requests a committee on col lective security to study what to do about meeting this aggression but authorizes it to hold up its work if a goodoffices committee reports progress on a peaceful settlement 3 Approves creation of the goodoffices committee to consist of assembly President Nasrollah Entezam of Iran and two others whom he will name 4 Calls on the Peiping regime to withdraw its nationals and forces from Korea and to stop fighting UN forces 5 Affirms the determination of the UN to continue its action in Korea to meet the aggression 6 Calls upon all states not to help the aggressors Predict New Cold Wave Des Moines What th weather bureau calls a gradua moderation occurred in Iowa temperatures Tuesday night bu the warm spell still found th mercury hovering ia the zer zone and snow fell at many point to add variety to the scene Whats more a new cold wave is on the way the weather bureau said Wednesday The lowest temperature re ported to the weather bureau Tuesday night and early Wednes iay was 7 below zero at Du 3uque This was a relatively jleasant contrast to the 43 a Decorah 24 hours earlier The state highway patrol said Wednesday that depths of new snow ranged up to two inches in south central Iowa and that high way conditions range npr mal to slippery The weather bureau reported ight snow was falling at virtu ally all points in Iowa at noon Temperatures at that same time anged from zero at Davenport to above at Lamoni in Decatur ounty The cold struck he New England solidly from states across ountry to the Rocky mountains nd all the way to the gulf in Louisiana and Texas Florida and ome parts of the far southwest scaped the icy blasts which ave hit hard over the midcon herit all week The subzero areas Wednesday xtended over the north central art of the country in some of he northeastern states and the ocky mountain region There were no 40below read the past two was 25 below in International Approve Pay Hikes Made by Jan 25 Washington govern ment Wednesday eased the wage freeze to permit all wage raises granted Jan 25 or before which apply to a pay period starting Feb 9 or before The action was taken by the wage stabilization board by a vote of 63 with the 3 industry mem bers dissenting The new order permits a xvage ncrease of a day for about 400000 soft coal miners which akes effect Thursday Oneof the new orders exempts state county and municipal em not the wage freeze But the regulation ays states and other governments which fix the wages of those em ployes are expected to conform o the wage freeze and whatever ther policy is laid down by the ward alls Minn Earlier Senator Byrd DVa lad spoken out against permitting vage increases agreed upon but ot actually in effect before the overnment slapped on the freeze Along with the wage boards ac lon these were other develop ments on the stabilization front 1 In the face of a check show ng a preponderance of democrats mong newlynamed field price fficials Price Director Michael V iSalle said no political pressure is eing brought on him to name anyone He denied that employes of his agency need clearance from the democratic national commit tee nate Mrs Anna E Swanstrom 415 Cedar street Iowa Falls claims to be a 1st cousin of Mr Brice and asks to have letters of ad ministration issued to her The other claimants to the es tate and their claimed relation ship to the Mason City millionaire were listed as follows Moses Hill 1st cousin Oregon George A Hill 1st cousin Leon Kans Elaine I Nelson 3rd cousin m SCHOOL BOARD SHOCKED Kcokuk school board ot a shock when it opened bids Tuesday night for construction of Keokuks new senior high and junior college building The bids ran over the appropriated for the project No action was taken Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday a little colder Low Wednesday night 10 below High Thursday 5 above Iowa Mostly cloudy with light snow Wednesday night Low Wednesday 5 to 10 below north west zero to 5 above southeast Partly cloudy Thursday with little change in temperature High Thursday 5 above north west 13 southeast Northerly winds 1520 MPH Thursday Further outlook Low Thursday night zero to 10 below Partly cloudy Friday with much below normal temperatures Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday excep cloudy with some snow south east Wednesday night Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 20 below north 10 below south High Thursday zero north 5 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 9 18 1 tr ft 9 2 Mobilization Director Charles E Wilson was reported planning to use his priority powers to pro tect consumers from black mar kets and the sort of hidden in flation which occurs when man ufacturers drop their low priced lines Wilson has authority to freeze lines and models requiring business firms to use the same proportion of their materials for low price items as they did before price ceilings were imposed Rockford 111 Mrs Irma Hubbard 3rd cousin Arcadia Cal Charles A Olson 2nd cousin and Blanche O Kedney 2nd cousin both Geneva 111 Charles Palmatier 3rd cousin Norwood R I Mrs George Kolb 3rd cousin Cranston R I Mrs Maude cousin Barton N Y Mrs Edna W Holmes 2nd cousin Cortland N Y Ray Strauss 2nd cousin Rock ford 111 Roy Strauss 2nd cousin Rock ford 111 F Lloyd Strauss 2nd cousin Rockford 111 Mrs Gretchen Lee 2nd cousin Lincoln Nebr Alice LaBurna Hansen 3rd cousin Rockford 111 Hazel Cummings 3rd cousin Rockford 111 The petition was filed here by Gates W Clancy Geneva 111 at torney Truman Congress Tax Chiefs Meet on Budget Message Washington The outline COLLECT FOR MARCH OF DIMES AP Wirephoto Marine Sgt Bob Case left Cedar Falls pours out military pay certificates on the desk of Lt John Hollingshaus Salt Lake City at a base somewhere in Korea Jan 24 The script was part of in military certificates collected by the 2nd ma rine division men for the March of Dimes fund t of the biggest tax increase in his ory reported at about 00000 in 2 bills was presented sy President Truman personally o congressional tax writers Wed lesday In unveiling his payasyougo plan to finance the huge defense ffort the president made a bid or bipartisan support He in ited the 10 republican members the house ways and means ommittee to the white house as well as the 15 democrats Usually only democrats arc in vited to such previews of impend ing presidential recommendations The waysandmeans members were asked to keep secret every thing discussed Chairman Doughlon DNC said he expects Mr Trumans rec ommendations in a message Fri 24 Face Draft in Cerro Gordo Cerro Gordo county draftees for February number 24 They will leave Monday morning for Des Moines from the Jefferson bus station at according to the local selective service office Called to report for physicals from Cerro Gordo county during he month are a total of 72 men he draft board reported Of those 36 will report on Feb 20 and 36 more on Feb 27 Total number of inductees for the state in February is 1350 ac cording to announcement Wednes day by state selective service Artillery Naval Guns Hit Enemy 148th Chinese Unit Ineffective After Casualties By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo ff Advancing allied forces attacked with bayonets and grenades Wednesday after a thun derous artillery and air strikes failed to smash unyielding Chi nese communist resistance on the Korean warfront This was 7 miles northeast of Suwon on the east flank of the bloody western front just south of Seoul Although the well dug in enemy failed to break under the bombardment one front line officer said Wednesdays artillery fire must have killed thousands of Chinese One allied patrol was reported only 7 miles south of Seoul On the east coast the U S bat tleship Missouri other naval units and carrier planes pounded Ko sang 45 miles north of the 38lh parallel Kosang is 20 miles north of Kansong blighted Tuesday in a similar attack by warships and planes of task force 77 No Landing Tried Landing boats circled offshore while rocket ships spewed dead ly missels on Kosong But no landing was attempted In western Korea stiffening en emy opposition held the allies to gains sighted 15000 to 20000 communist troops near KonJiam a village 9 miles northeast of xKlimyanjjjang A United Nations battalion was being Subjected to heavy mortar and small arms fire 3 or 4 miles northeast of Kumyangjang a 9th corps spokesman said was the 1st mention of the 9th corps in some time At noon two American torn sanies were pinned down in lire fights miles north of Kum There were no fur ther reports of the two actions Farther east a UN patrol ran into an unknown number of reds 3 miles northwest of Sinchon Wed nesday morning and routed them Sinchon is about 8 miles northeast of Yoju Withdrawals Limited At p m the enemy launched a 200man counter attack 7 miles northeast of Suwon that was still going on atnight fall Air observers reported the reds had pulled out of some posi tions but a spokesman said there was generally no withdrawal The spokesman said he thought the 148th Chinese division which had been opposing the UN ad vance on the western front has WestfaU 2nd been rerdered ineffective due to the tremendous casualties suf fered Turkish troops occupied high ground in their sector without enemy opposition Greek U S and Puerto Rican doughboys hav ing reached what seemed to be the hard core of Chinese resistance earlier in the day were being sniped at from the rear by reds who popped out of camouflaged foxholes It was the 7th day of the allied imited offensive and the enemy was being hit by land air and sea Thebattlefield stretched 40 slushy miles eastward from a point north f Suwon and 9 miles south of Seoul It was strewn with approx mately 3700 dead reds Nearinr Main Line AP Correspondent William Waugh reported from 8th army headquarters that a doughty Turkish unit in the western sec tor beat off a superior 000 Chinese close fight ing 17 Seek Part in Brice Estate Iowa Falls Woman One Seeking Millions Seventeen additional purported heirs Tuesday asked to have one of their members named as ad ministratorof the estate of the late William E Brice Mason City railroad builder and utility mag A headquarters Previous calls were 360 men in September 859 in Oc tober 1179 in November and 672 in December Waugh said allied troops in the west cracked through the outer crust of Chinese defenses and were nearing their main force UN ground air and artilley fire was taking a heavy toll of the reds This undoubtedly is their main line a regimental commander said One American unit advanced 3000 yards before running into dugin Chinese forces backed by artillery 7 miles northwest of Su won UN tanks and artillery fi nally drove out the reds South Koreans beat off an en emy force 5 miles northwest of Suwon In that area red casual ties were estimated at 815 Four miles west of Kumyang quotas reporting dates Jorting stations include day Secretary of the Treasury Sny der members of the presidents council of economic advisors and Frederick Lawton director of the budget sat meeting in on Wednesdays and reJ bitter All renoon port to Des Moines unless otherforced the reds to withdraw wise indicated Feb 15 Feb 5 Chickasaw 12 Feb 12 Feb 15 and Floyd 10 Feb 8 Howard 7 and Humboldt 7 Feb suth 18 Feb 11 Feb 14 8 and Winneshiek 16 Feb Worth 6 Fob 8 to i force in handtohand fighting at Tuesday The Americans o withdraw 500 yards to the northwest and later repulsed a mild counterattack LUTHERANS ELECT JENSEN New York Rev Alfred Jensen Des Moines president of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran church was elected a member of the executive committee National Lutheran council meeting here of tht at a i i ;