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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Republicans Hit Truman on Korea Hickenlooper Lays Catastrophe at Administration Door Des Moines William S Beardsley Friday warned against quarreling and bickering over the errors of yesterday in connection with the Korean war I fear that if we waste today quarrelling and bickering over the errors of yesterday we might lose tomorrow the governor told the state republican convention Fri day Earlier Friday two republican United States senators held the Truman administration responsi ble for events leading up to the Korean war Iowas B B Hickenlooper ad dressed the morning session of the convention The remarks of Henry Cabot Lodge Jr of Mas sachusetts were contained in an ad dress he prepared for the con vention but was unable to give Both are members of the senate foreign relations committee American Lake The governor recalled that just 5 years ago the Pacific ocean was practically an American lake and no one would have dared to chal lenge us anywhere in the Pacific That our position has deteri orated grievously is made all too clear by the fact that such a people as the North Koreans would dare to chaDenge our power But one thing is certain We are still one people one nation with one destiny and in this hour we have but one purpose and that is to discharge our patriotic duty to our country democratic criticisms of the states socalled surplus of the governor de clared the states financial condi tion is the healthiest of any state in the union Senator Hickenlooper told the convention The responsibility for the sit uation which led up to this catas trophe can be laid at the door of the present administration and its predecessors the lowan de clared He added We shall win this struggle through the heroic sacrifice of our men in the field But some one should be called to account for our inability at the outset and for Associated Ifresa and United Press Full Leasa Wires HOME EDITION umif IFive Cents a Copyl our lack force of effective striking MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 21 1950 This Paper Consists of Two No 244 BOYD HAYES 3rd District Committeeman S R TORGESON DistrictCommitteeman Hayes Torgeson Named 3rd 6th District Committeemen Cant Predict War Whether this is a curtain rais er to a World war III noone can accurately predict unless it be the kremlin The president has committed the United States to an all out ef fort in Korea to stop and defeat openxbrutal aggression there We as Americans are united for com plete victory in that effort Roscoe Jones of Atlantic tem porary chairman read one excerpt from Lodges speech specifically indorsing Hickenloopers candi dacy for reelection He told how he had worked with Hickenlooper on the foreign relations commit tee Lodges speech said I hope that republi cans will never condone the com plete failure to sense the realities of the world situation which ex isted immediately after VE day in 1945 It was this failure which led to the complete disintegration of our armed forces No Recriminations This is no time for recrimina tions and I shall not make them But we do ourselves and the world no good by blinding our eyes to the fact that the brilliant military success which we achieved in 1945 was immediately followed by an abysmal political and diplomatic Boyd Hayes Charles City was i reelected 3rd district member of the state republican central com mittee Friday morning at a dis trict caucus that preceded the state G O P convention at Des Moines The renaming of Hayes came without opposition although sev eral other candidates for his posi tion had received preconvention notice He was placed in nomina tion in fact by Harold McKinley St Ansgar one of the candidates who had been talked of for the job One good term deserves an other was the way McKinley expressed it Thorkel Sondrol of Clear Lake placed one of the seconds Gertrude Wilharm Sumner was reelected 3rd district committee woman without opposition On Resolutions Committee One of the most important ac tions of the caucus which was held at the Savery hotel was the naming of Harold McKinley St Ansgar farmer and business man to theresolutions committee McKinley has met with other republicans over the state and is deeply interested in resolution on farm legislation The caucus named Richard Leo Dysart on the nominations com mittee He was placed in nomina tion by his fellow senator Herman M Knudson of Cerro Gordo county Rex Bateson Eldora was named to the credentials committee John Coverdale Waverly rules and Sue Benson Marshalltown premanent organization A strong undercurrent for M L Abrahamson for the state treas urer nomination was evident at he caucus although no vote for ndorsement took place Favor Abrahamson This situation also prevailed at the Cerro Gordo county caucus which was held at 8 p m Thurs day by 22 delegates who made he trip to Des Moines a day early t was decided at the county ses sion at which Ed Boyle county central committee chairman was named chairman of the delegation o poll the delegates at the con vention Following the morning caucus delegates joined others at the KRNT theater for the state con vention There two Mason Cityans were on duty Bob Isensee as doorkeeper and Mrs C R Servi son usher S R Torgeson Lake Mills was reelected Committeeman from the 6th district at the caucus of that district Mrs O G Clause Jeffer son was named committeewoman Jeorge W Patterson Burt resolu tions Harry L Zigrang Liver more credentials John G Hibley Emmetsburg rules Melvin Wil son Lake City organization and Hugo Saggau Denison nomina tions failure Hickenlooper hinted that he might not make an active cam paign for reelection in Novem ber He said he had hoped to spend all of his time in Iowa dur ing the campaign But he ex plained I think congress must hold it self in constant readiness to act at any and all times in support of our men to assure victory if this means staying in session through out the year then I for one shall demand that we stay on the job In reviewing events preceding the invasion of Southern Korea Senator Hickenlooper declared AH of these policies were open invitations to red aggressors Open notice to the communist to come and take these areas and an open invitation to the commu nists to win victories through our policies in the orient which they probably could not have other wise won had we carried out policies of aid which the public and the congress thought we were doing Internal catastrophe to our American system and external catastrophe to our international efforts can be prevented only by the election of republican major ities to the congress this year fol lowed by the election of a repub national administration in Charges Corruption Hickenlooper charged that the Truman administration is mor ally corrupt accused it of pro lican 19521 posing destructive programs to gather in votes and asserted This administration is in the same position as the dope peddler who for personal profit and gain corrupts the victims with whom he deals The lowan also accused the ad ministration of hampering the McCarthy investigation of the state department He termed the closing of the probe one of the saddest episodes in this whole pattern He labeled the administration Brannan farm plan a clever but fraudulent plan under which the politicians in Washington would take over the American farmer The republican party demands that we approach and adopt a farm program on a nonpartisan andnonpolitical basis I believe that such a program should not permit the use of the powers of the administrator to depress the market just prior to elections as was done two years ago The republicans and the re publican party solicit the able and informed help of farmers and farm organizations in order to ar rive at a nonpolitical reliable and permanent farm program Lodge said he felt it not only would be wrong for the repub licans to make a campaign on matters of foreign relations also we do not need to do so I suggest that the only way that the republicans can win is by proposing a better and a differ ent program for solving the probr lems V LT ARNOLD RIVEDAL Lt Rivedal Is Missing in Korea Lt Arnold Rivedal 27 army airforce pilot is missing on the Korean war front according to a elegram received by his parents Mr and Mrs Sivert Rivedal 937 Jackson N W from Lt Gen rloyt S Vandenberg chief of staff of the air force He is the 2nd Mason City casualty of the war Lt Rivedal and his family went to Japan 2 years ago and ac cording to a previous news dis patch from the front he was serving as ground control officer His family here had not heard from him since the Korean in vasion started Pilot in World War II A pilot in World war II Lt Rivedal was one of 3 Rivedal orothers to enlist in the service all going overseas Another brother was in the merchant ma rines Arnold entered the service in Feb 1943 and first went to Jefferson Barracks Mo Later he went to the west coast Cor training in flying From there lie went to Fort Sumner New Mex where he received his com mission as a pilot He was an in structor in the AAF there and in California for a while and in the fall of 1944 was sent to England While stationed in England he Elew supplies into enemy terri tory He returned to the states a year later and received his dis charge in the fall of 1945 Got Back His Commission A member of the North Iowa chapter of the reserve officers as sociation he was elected presi dent of the chapter in March 1947 For a time in 1946 he was recruiter in charge of the Mason City army and airforce station with a sergeants rank Later that year he reenlisted in the regular army receiving back his pilots commission He and his family left for Japan 2 years ago Lt and Mrs Rivedal have 3 children David Arnold 7 Marne 5 and Monteen Marie born at Yakota air base about 30 miles from Tokyo Japan late last fall Mrs Rivedal is the former Marne Nelson whose parents are Mr and Mrs George H Nelson of Clear Lake Democrats Renominate 2 GOP Judges The democratic party again laid aside partisan politics when the delegates to the 12th judicial district convention in Mason City Friday morning renominated two incumbant republican candidates for district Wil liam P Butler of Mason City and Judge T A Beardmore of Charles City A high degree of respect was paid the two republican judges at i present on the bench by the del egates to the convention The judgeship is the only office for which a candidate may be nom inated by both parties Verne Mettler Mason City who called the convention to order also was nominated in the conven tion as a candidate for the office of judgeship but failed to garner as many delegate votes as the two judges Pass Resolution Judges Butler and Beardmore each received 692 votes and At torney Mettler received 558 votes A resolution introduced by B C Berge Garner and passed in the convention asked that the ap pointment of the next judgeship be a democratic candidate Following is the resolution Whereas for a period of al most 80 years the democratic par ty of this 12th judicial district has followed a policy of not nominat ing opposing candidates for the office of district judge in order to keep that high office out of pol itics and Whereas during that period all of the judges of this district have been elected on a nonpar tisan basis and Whereas all of the judges of recent years with one exception have been republicans Want Democrat Named Now therefore be it resolved by this 12th judicial convention of the democratic party as follows 1 That as soon as one of the present judges goes out of office for any reason then the democrat ic party of this district shall be entitled to said office of judge ship 2 That if the democratic par ty does not get this office of judgeship then the democratic party of this district does not feel bound to follow the nonpartisan attitude as it has in the past years B C Sullivan Rockford was elected as chairman of the con vention and Wayne Wilson sec retary Verne Mettler was again elected permanent chairman for the ensuing two years Americans Brace in Hill Barricades Near Taeion KOREA POHANG SOUTH KOREA PUSAN Will Send Guard Home Before Action Washington army said Friday that if any national guard units now in summer training camps are called into federal service they certainly will return home first A spokesman explained in an swer to a question that guard units in the field for routine sum mer training are not administra tively organized so they could move directly from training camps to any duty assigned them in federal service They would have to return to their various home areas and get ready Moreover some elements of the guard do not take all their equipment to summer training and would have to go back home to pick it up This would give guardsmen op portunity too to take care of personal matters before leaving their communities Army Calls Some Guard Troops to Duty Washington The army Fri day began calling some national guard troops and reserves to active duty The units and the exact number were kept secret It announced the men called would be given at least 30 days to get their personal affairs in or der The announcement said non divisional units would be called There was no formal explanation for this decision but the situa tion is this A national guard division is or dinarily made up entirely of men from one state A few states have more than one division Some do not have an entire division There might be political reper cussions if for instance all the guardsmen in one state were called up as a division while no guards men in an adjoining state were placed on active duty No Call for 34th Iowa national guard headquar ters said shortly after noon that it had had no call for any units of the guards 34th division which is composed of Iowa and Nebraska troops Headquarters explained that the only nondivisional unit in Iowa is an artillery battalion By taking smaller units from several states the strength in man power of a full division can put on active duty with each state contributing a part of the force It is the first time in the na tional guards history that only a part of it has been taken into fed eral service The entire guard was called out in 1916 for Mexican border duty in 1917 for the first World war and in 1940 for World war II The announcement said that the army does not contemplate at this time calling units the size of a division The brief announcement said The department of the army is in the process of progressively calling nondivisional elements of both national guard and reserves to active duty as the need arises and facilities for their reception and training can be provided For the immediate present it is not contemplated that units the size of a division will be called Units will be alerted approximate ly 30 days prior to movement so as to give members thereof time to arrange their personal affairs In the meantime the army is asking for immediate voluntary active service of individual offi cers and men in certain grades and skills These individuals will be given up to 30 days to report The army declined to disclose the number of men involved The total number of national AP Wire photo WHERE KOREAN DEFENDERS FIGHT IN HILLS arrows locate areas of American and South Korean defensive forces now fighting a delaying action in the hills against communist forces solid U S troops who yielded Taejon have with drawn to the hills to the southeast Balancing the withdrawal South Koreans in the central sector B recaptured Yechon and drove to the outskirts of Punggi while on the east coast allied naval guns destroyed Yondok a possible objective of the Amer icans who landed at Pohang this week Air Force May Ask Draft of Veterans Washington air force if its volunteers are insufficient may ask congress for authority to draft veterans of the last war This was the word Col Har land Parks of the air force gave the house armed services commit tee Friday Col Parks said the air force 7 feels ft will be able to meet its manpower needs through volun teers and reserves He added however that if these methods fail to provide enough men the air force would like the right to recall veterans through the draft The house committee also was told the defense department is drawing up a request that con gress repeal the provision in the draft law permitting 18year olds to enlist for one year It was explained that the de fense prefers that they wait until they are 19 and then induct them for 21 months The military also advised the committee that plans arc under way to call up doctors in the re serve for active duty guardsmen as of March 31 was 332000 The number of reserves was 600000 Two Armored Divisions The national guard is organized into 27 divisions Of these 25 are infantry and two are armored A spokesman told reporters later that no elements of divisions are being called This would mean that the divisions would be left intact There arc numerous combat support units outside the divisions These include field artillery ar mored cavalry engineers quarter master signal corps mili tary police and transportation units The spokesmans explanation apparently would mean that 20 regimental combat teams and 43 anti aircraft artillery groups would be among those which might be called Some units were being notified Friday Officers Have Hope of Deans Return to Post An American Command Tost in Korea officers Fri day held firm hope that Maj Gen William F Dean unreported near ly 24 hours in the thick of the Taejon fighting will get out But fear for his safety grew by the hour The frontline fighting commander of the U S 24th in fantry division was last reported leading a bazooka team fighting off red tanks Deans staff tried to reassure themselves with this declaration The general can take care of himself He may have to walk but hell get out The last report of Dean came from a corporal He said he saw the general passing ammunition to a bazooka team and directing fire in Taejon That was several hours before the city fell at mid night Thursday before the blaz ing tanks of the North Korean communists Said Cpl Ralph Vargason of Newark Valley N Y All of our regular bazooka teams were so busy General Dean took a couple of men downtown and went after two tanks I saw him passing am munition to the men and direct ing fire Dean had a record of fearless fighting Both in World war II and in the Korean war he exposed himself to enemy fire to lead his men The 50 year old general had served as military governor of Ko rea from 1947 to 1940 and tem porarily was commander of U S army forces in Korea SAME White llai no death in 1 hours f SenateHouse Conference Agree on Tax Increase Washington senate house economic committee agreed unanimously Friday that federal taxes should be increased imme diately to put the country on a payasyougo basis in the Korean crisis The committee discussed no fig ures but Chairman OMahoney DWyo told reporters he feels each individuals tax bill should be jacked up 10 per cent at once least that OMahoney committee holds whal amounts to an advisory position on all economic matters Actual tax legislation is handled house and senate At added The by separate groups Chairman Doughton DN Car of the tax writing house ways and means also has taken a stand that war costs should be on a payas yougo basis as far as possible Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cool Fri day night occasional light rain showers Saturday fair and cool Low Friday night 52 High Saturday about 80 Iowa Mostly cloudy with show ers in extreme north portion early Friday night Warmer east Friday night Low Friday night 55 to 60 Partly cloudy Satur day warmer west portion High Saturday about 80 Variable winds less than 15 MPH Friday and Saturday Further outlook Mostly fair Sunday and Mon day Warmer Monday Minnesota Mostly fair south and partly cloudy north portion Fri day night and Saturday Cooler west and north portions Friday night Low Friday night 50 northwest 5560 southeast High Saturday 75 north near 80 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78 56 68 81 71 U S Negro Unit Takes Rail Center MacArthur Declares Loss of Taejon of No Significance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Negro infantry men knocked the North Ko rean communists out of Ye chon important rail center on the central sector in a pow er drive Friday but their buddies to the southwest re treated from flaming Tae jon to new defense positions Associate Press Correspon dent Tom Lambert with the infantry task force at Ye chon said the power and strength of the drjve made it look as if in this sector at least the period of trading time for space is over To the east allied warships have shelled Yongdok into virtual uselessness as a com munications center for the reds advancing down the coast toward the new Amer ican beachhead 25 miles to the south The U S Negro was the 1st disclosure they were in Yechon after a 16hour battle ending at dawn Friday The city is astride the red path to American supply lines farther south It is 60 miles north east of Taejon Power Is Felt The actions on the central and eastern sectors indicated Ameri can power at last was making it self felt in South Korea Back home in the U S it was full speed ahead to strengthen the American military with congress respond ing swiftly to the task The new American activity to the east of the main South Korea battle front may help to ease pressure on the battered 24th in fantry division which withdrew from Taejcn under a hail of enemy sniper and artillery fire and dug in for expected new red thrusts from several directions The 24ths commanding Major General Wil liam F Dean is unreported for more than 24 hours as the dough foots took up hill positions sev eral miles east of burning Taejon won by the reds in a heavy tank and infantry drive The GIs hoped to hold on now while power for a counteroffensive builds up behind them Remove Restrictions With time running out Wash ington acted swiftly The senate armed services committee voted unanimously to take all restric tions off the size of the armed forces and to lengthen all enlist ments for one year The present ceiling on the armed forces is 2 005822 men This followed navy army and air force statements that 193000 trained fighting men would have been lost in the next year through expiration of voluntary enlist ments Under the new measures President Truman up to next July 9 could extend for a year the terms of enlisted personnel now in the army The Americans on the Taejon front suffered badly from the nu merical superiority of the enemy who overwhelmed Taejon with tankled infantry and guerrillas The victory cost the communists 12 tanks knocked out by the new kingsize American bazookas and a number of others damaged The communists stopped at Tae jon failing to follow through with an expected renewed attack against the new American posi tions but U S forces warily watched for new flanking and en velopment movements Psychological Blow Gen MacArthur said the loss of Taejon would be a psycholog ical blow the South Korean people whose government fled the city several days ago but the withdrawal has no special sig nificance from the military view point The higher country to the southeast is much better suited to a delaying actiom Gen MacArthur United Na tions commander said heavy in filtration tactics by guerrillas who outflanked American army units and coordinating infantrytank assaults forced the withdrawal Enemy infiltration has been a ser ious problem to the Americans but Gen MacArthur said the problem has been reduced to manageable proportions and soon may be unimportant How this was to be done was kept sec ret but Lt Gen Walton H Walker 8th army Commander ;