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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITEDFOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Itess United Full Lease Five Cents a Copy Abrahamson Is Treasurer Nominee G 0 P Convention Unanimously Adopts Platform Des Moines republi cans have reelected their state chairman and named M L Abe Abrahamson 47 ofBoone as their nominee for state treasurer Robert K Goodwin of Des Moines was unanimously reelect ed chairman of the state central committee after the close of the G O P state convention Friday The committee also reelected Mrs Gertrude Wilharm of Sumner as vice chairman Mrs Alice Figg of Des Moines was named commit tee treasurer replacing W Keith Hamill of Newton who was not re elected The convention nominated Abra hamson on leave as cashier of the Iowa tax commission on the 1st ballot He received 2188 votes to 766 for Ed Kallemyn of Pella 500 for Lawrence I Truax of Des Moines and 5 for George Hesal road Greene former secretary of state executive council High in June Abrahamson was high man in the June 5 primary election The con vention had to make the nomina tion however because no candi date received the required 35 per cent of the vote Kallemyn had the backing of the Iowa Young Republican league and the Iowa Republican Veter league Hesalroads name was withdrawn before the vote but he received 5 votes anyway John Cruickshank of Sioux City the 5th candidate originally in the field received no votes On Kallemyns motion the nom ination of Abrahamson was made unanimous The convention unanimously adopted a state platform which Condemned the Brannan farm plan and approved Yecommenda tions for a federal bipartisan agricultural commission to handle all farm problems This plank said the greatest possible administrar tive authority should be held at state and local levels It indorsed the recent recommendations of the Iowa republican farm council Declared Iowa republicans are not opposed to labors union shop provided individual workers are protected against arbitrary loss of their jobs Charge Stupidity Charged that American soldiers in Korea are reaping the whirl wind of gross diplomatic stupid ity on the part of the demo cratic national administration but pledged support of the nations military efforts in the current cri sis Declared that if the people of the state approve a constitutional convention in the election this fall Iowa republicans will supporl constructive changes adapted to present day needs The GOP labor plank stated We hold that when any given labor organization has been chosen in a free and secret ballol by the employes of an individual industry to represent them in deal ings with their employers then aF the employes of such industry should contribute to the cost of maintaining such organization union The convention commended Sen ator Hickenlooper and Governor Beardsley for outstanding ser vice Okay 1949 Legislature The delegates approved action of the 1949 legislature in increas ing state aid for schools and en dorsed completion of the county school reorganization survey National compulsory health in surance was opposed Surfaced farm to market roads asked for every farm in Iowa The convention unanimously nominated Secretary of Agricul ture Clyde Spry for that office for a short term running from the November election until the reg ular term begins in January Spry won the nomination in the pri mary He was appointed secretary to fill the vacancy left by resigna tion of Harry D Linn MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY ZZ 1950 HOME EDITION UliiU Thla Paper Consists of Two No 245 AP G O P L Abrahamson day won the republican nomination for state treasurer He is shown receiving congratulations from Edward J Kallemyn Pella Both were candidates in the June pri mary but none of the candidates received the vote major ity necessary to win therefore the nomination was made by convention Men in Uniform To Climb Near 2 Million Mark Washington number of Americans in uniform probably will climb over the 2000000 mark within the next few months The armed forces have indicated as much to the house armed serv ices like the senate voted Friday to throw out the 2005882man ceiling on military strength pre viously set by congress That ceiling compares with a present armynavyair forcema rine strength of about 1458000 To build toward the higher fig ure all of the services except the air force have announced that they are calling up reserves The air forcfi has hinted that it may do so in about a week The marine in a move to keep its pool of re servists intact announced a virtual ban on transfers from the organ ized to the inactive reserve The army said Friday it is clip ping into its 932000man pool of national guard and reserve strength Some notices are now in the mail To speed the buildup the sen ate Friday voted unanimously to permit the armed services to hold men a year longer than their terms of enlistment The house is expect ed to do the same Tuesday This move to prevent the loss of trained and skilled men report edly was taken at the request of Gen Douglas MacArthur com mander of United Nations forces in Korea 5th Army Area Alerted for Korea Fight Chicago units of the 13 state 5th army area have been alerted for transfer to the far east Lt Gen Stephen J Chamberlin 5th army commander did not identify the units in an nouncing the alert Saturday Fifth army troops affected by the alert an officer said are com bat and supporting units stationed at Camp Carson Colo and sup porting units at Fort Riley Kans A spokesman at the armys GHQ said that the far east com mand asked the department of the army for certain troops The de partment of the army knows what we have here and has designated certain combat units to be sent to the far east command in Tokyo What the far east command under General of the Army Doug las MacArthur will do with them we do not know That is their business Were not allowed to say just what kind of troops well be send ing whether its artillery or in fantry or service troops we can just say theyre combat troops Orders will be issued present ly for the units chosen The general said 5th army is one of the 6 continental U S armies given similar alerts GHQ for the army is in Chi cago The army territory includes the following states Illinois In diana Minnesota Mich igan Missouri Kansas Nebraska Iowa North Dakota South Dako ta Wyoming and Colorado Accident Claims 2 Lives at Dubuque Dubuque auto accident near here claimed two lives Fri day and left 3 other persons hos pitalized with serious injuries Dead were Irene Gerish 12 of Tor ranee Cal and her grand father Bernard Schaeffer about 80 of Sand Springs Iowa Irenes parents Mr and Mrs Harry Gerish and Bernard Schaef fer Jr Mrs Gerishs brother were reported in very serious condition at Mercy hospital Coroner Norbert Behr said the convertible in which the people were riding went out of control on highway 151 10 miles southwest of Dubuque The car went off a curve then careened back across the road and overturned in a shallow ditch on the other side Behr said All the passengers were thrown from the car Irene was hurlec telegraph pole the corone said General Dean Is Now Listed Missing in Action Washington army Saturday officially listed Maj Gen F Dean commanding eneral of the 24th division as missing In action in Korea It also reported word indicating hat the general had been wounded Confirmation that Dean is miss ng came in a message from Gen Douglas MacArthur The supreme ar east commander said that Deans interpreter who had been with him indicated that Dean was wounded MacArthur expressed high hopes hat the general will return with one of groups of separated per sonnel frequently returning to heir units Dean personally led the vain American effort to hold the Korean city of Taejon The last front line report on him recounted that he was seen passing ammuni tion to a bazooka team battling red tanks at Taejon DIES OF INJURIES Council Bluffs Lester Smith 44 of Chicago died in a hospital Thursday of injuries re ceived when the car in which he was riding overturned near Mis souri Valley last Sunday He re ceived a broken back Weather Report FORECAST YOUNG MAN KILLED Savanna HI IP Robert Young 22 of Clinton Iowa was killed Friday in an automobile accident on route 64 east of here State police said he lost control of his car and it overturned SAME Black irnfflc death Mason City Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 60 High Sunday 85 Iowa Partly cloudy with little change Saturday night and Sun day Scattered showers likely near the Missouri river High Sunday 80 to 85 Low Saturday 55 to 60 in the north 58 to 63 in the south portion Gentle variable winds mostly south to southwest 10MPH Sunday Further outlook Considerable cloudiness with temperatures somewhat below normal Mon day and Tuesday with occasion al showers Heaviest and most general showers in south por tion Low Sunday night 55 to 60 high Monday in the low 80s Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered light showers north and east Saturday night and in ex treme east and near the Canadi an border Sunday Not much change in temperature Low Saturday night 5055 north 55 60 south High Sunday 7277 north 7681 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 74 Minimum 53 At 8 a m 67 Precipitation 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum ft 3 War Scare Buying Booms Through Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS War scare buying of automo biles tires sugar coffee and household appliances has bedn ex tensive throughout Iowa since the start of the Korean conflict a survey by the Associated Press showed Saturday The general effect has been a hike of prices on some items whether they are fundamentally in short supply or not New cars and trucks postwar demand had never quite caught up with the supply are available only to persons on wait ing lists And some dealers report that they quit taking orders Meanwhile used car prices par ticularly in the larger cities have taken a sharp jump Little Effect on Implements Farm implements are about the only big items on which there has not been a general run so far but even in this field the effects have been spotty and some dealers re port business above normal Nearly every community of the state reported hoarding of sugar and of the items which have gone up in price One sample of this is what happened at Winterset when a housewife asked her grocer for 5 pounds of sugar The surprised grocer said Youre the 1st cus tomer tonight asking for sugar who wanted less than 50 pounds But sugar according to whole sale dealers and government re ports is not scarce and there is no indication that it will be In Cedar Rapids the run on sugar was termed crazy buying Bread prices have been increased a cent a loaf in Des Moines Cedar Rapids Waterloo Mason City and elsewhere within the last week Bakeries however said the in crease was due to higher produc tion costs There is evidence that some lowans the nonhoarders arc unhappy about the buying scare In Des Moines a young man who turned out to be a World war II veteran walked into a business house and heard the proprietor say They aint sneaking up on me this time I got new tires on my car and 5 more in the basement And I got enough sugar to last me through any war Itwited Outside The young veteran invited him to come outside and Ill show you what I think o you The propri etor didnt accept At Webster City a billiard par lor owner suggested that rationing be restored and that the govern ment confiscate all hoarded tires Several big farm implement deal ers who reported business was about normal remarked that maybe the farmers are being more levelheaded about this war scare stuff However at least one imple ment producer the J I Caseplant at Rock Island across the river from Davenport has stepped up its production schedules The Case plant which had been on a 4 day week has returned to a 5 day week basis Other big implement plants in the QuadCity area are keeping heavy production sched ules because of the demand for products and the threat of steel curtailments The buying situation through out the state is reflected by these sample reports Des car transfers reached an alltime monthly high during June and new cars showed the same trend Used cars have gone up in price in some cases as much as Brisk runs are reported on re frigerators and washers Council car prices are going up One dealer said a car that sold for to three months ago would bring more now if he could get the cars Remembers OPA Ottumwa Heavy buying of everything from coffee to cotton goods is reported Stores were stripped of some lines oi cotton goods one reported it had noth Yanks Strengthen Front Close to Fallen Taejon NORTH KOREA m iflt SEOUL 1 SOUTH KOREA TAEJON POHANG PUSAN AP Wircphoto AMERICANS GAIN IN EAST FALL BACK IN arrows locate areas in the eastern half of South Korea where American troops have gone into action They drove the invaders from Yechon A and took over Yongdok B on the east coast Sol id arrows locate North Korean gains on the western side as American forces who gave up Taejon have moved their defense line sawtooth line farthur back to new positions in the hills Two communist columns striking southwest of Taejon advanced to Chongup and Imsil Sports Bulletin CORDINGLEV LEADS FISHER Clinton Louis Cordinglcy Des Monies held a 5up lead over Bebe Fisher Ma son City at the end of 18 holes Saturday in the Final of the Iowa womens amateur golf tourna ment The Des Moines golfer tour nament medalist and Miss Fisher the William and Mary college coed resumed their 36 hoe match Saturday afternoon ing but colored sheets left in stock an official of the Ottumwa Mer cantile Co said JC this keeps up OPA will be back sales are 50 to 200 per cent above normal deal ers reporting temporary shortages in some popular sizes They hesi tated however to call the present run hoarding They explained many persons who knew they will need replacements soon are buying now to be sure they will not be caught short Sugar sales are high but grocers say it is mostly due to the canning season Only a minor increase was reported in farm ma chinery sales although smaller im plements and supplies were mov ing faster Muscatine Unusual demand was reported for sugar coffee and some canned goods Dry goods stores said they had a heavy run on sheets and pillow cases one re porting it could not fill the de mand There has been a sharp in crease in orders for new cars Lack Capital Sioux say there is comparatively little scare buy ing Retailers of groceries auto tires and farm implements report a small percentage of residents may be hoarding One grocer com mented I dont think there is much hoarding going on I dont St Ansgar Man in Jet Fighter Gets Red Plane SI Homer Han son son of Mrs Blanche Hanson took part in recent air raid mis sions over Korea Capt Hanson was in an F80 jet fighter while heading a raid on an airstrip held by the reds near Pyongyang in North Korea and blew up a communist fighter plane The soldiers mother is at pres ent in Japan where her son and family are stationed believe the people have the capital to go in for much heavy buying Charles for au tomobiles trucks household ap pliances tires sugar and coffee continues unabated one dealer said he sold 41 trucks during June all time high monthly total for his line in Iowa tire demand is up 20 per cent farmers arc buy ing what they need in the way of farm implements but they arent buying like wild fools one deal er said Sugar Up at New Hampton New of sugar has increased per 100 pounds since the start of the Korean war An auto dealer said that if he had the stock he could have sold as many cars during the last two weeks as he did during the en tire 1st half of the year In most places soap one of the really scarce items during the World war II period seems to have escaped the panic buying that affected sugar and coffee No general efiect has been no ticeable on mens and womens clothing and these warscarce ny lons that the ladies used to fight over are not included in the buy scare in most areas Some Without Shoes 200 Americans Walk 50 Miles in Withdrawal From Taejon By WILLIAM R MOORE and O H P KING A 24lh Division Command Post than 200 Americans who plodded 50 miles from fallen Taejon along trails in communistinfested mountains reached this com mand post safely early Saturday Almost every man had blistered feet After a day of savage fighting in Thursday they had been forced to take to the hills Three men arrived wi t h o u t shoes Their feet were badly cut The 1st group of 180 arrived here at 2 a m Korean daylight time 10 a m CST Arrive in Bunches Three hours later Lieut Col T Wadlington 55 no address giv brought in 25 more In the exhausted parties were men whose outposts had been overrun by hordes of North Ko reans There were men who had slithered across rice paddies un der withering fire of red automa tic weapons There were men like Col Wad lington whose vehicles were shot out from under them by red tanks artillery and mortars which hit their motor convoy while it attempted to withdraw There were artillerymen whose gun positions came under shatter ing red fire Almost everyone had seen close friends killed in the confused fierce fighting which be gan when rod tanks broke through Taejons defense line Seven wounded were in the 1st group to arrive First Sgt Robert Cardenes of San Fernando Cal walked in ahead of the main group because I was in bettor shape than the rest of the men Cardenes led a truck convoy to the weary waiting stragglers Col Wadlington said he started with about 80 men but only 25 made it all the way Most dropped out from exhaustion Wadlington said 3 times they fought off attacks by communist bands in the rugged nil country Drowns Crossing River Only a few miles from their goal one tired soldier drowned crossing a river Lt Paul M Reagan 30 of Mag nolia Ark lost all his clothes ex cept his undershorts His clothes ing while swimming across the river Reagan walked the last 3 miles in bare feet But one of my ser geants walked 33 miles without shoes said the short wiry lieu tenant His feet were cut all to pieces From various sectors of the wide battle front the soldiers and of ficers made their way to the high mountains near Taejon Smal groups joined to make the larger group Sometimes they could see small er groups farther down the moun tain ridge fighting with red sol diers Pfc Joseph Tabor 21 of Blais dell Terrace Beverly Farms Mass was in one of the smaller groups Commies who called out in English dont shoot we an friendly opened up on our partj of about 30 said Tabor Fou of our men got it bad and 4 other were hurt His party later fell in with the larger column Act To Guard Against Sneak by Ship Washington fP The senat passed and sent to the house Fri day a bill giving the presiden control over operation of foreign ships in American waters Senator Magnuson DWash said the purpose of the bill is t permit the president to order se curity regulations as a safeguarc against possible sneak attacks by atomic bomb bearing ships CATCHES BIG FISH Bergman of Ontario caught a 314 pound flathcad catfish in Squaw creel near here The fish was 42 inche slipped off a timber he was pushlong and 11 inches across the head Americans Take East Coast Point Northerners Apply Heaviest Pressure in Taejon Sector Tokyo troops consolidated defensive positions south and southeast of fallen Taejon Sunday Ko ean time and maintained onstant contact with the th Korean invaders in an icipation of new enemy as aults In a front dispatchtimed ate Saturday and received in yoSaturday morning AP Correspondent 0 H P King laid American artillery had ipened interdictory fire on lie reds from new positions east of Taejon Interdictory fire is sporad c shelling intended to prevent an enemy from using a par icular road or area with any freedom Reds Suffer Heavily General MacArthurs com munique early Sunday said he war situation was rela tively quiet It speculated that the reds had suffered such heavy casualties in their eizure of Taejon Thursday midnight that they were hav ing to regroup before moving again American tactical air forces flew 92 sorties Saturday in frontline support operations including strafing of Taejon Twenty two B 29s again bombed railway yards and bridges at the enemy capital of Pyongyang East of Taejon on the land front the Americans held two towns newly captured from the reds Americans took over the ruins of Yongdok Friday un der cover of heavy allied na val gunfire The town is on the east coast 25 miles north of the 1st Cavalry division beach head at Pohang It was re ported destroyed by Ameri can and British naval guns Wednesday Negro troops of the 25th infari try division iouted the invaders from Yechon Friday after 16 hours of artillery attack and houseto house fighting Aimed at Pusan Yechon is 50 miles inland in line with the northern arm of a red pincer aimed at cutting the U S rail supply line from the south eastern port of Pusan Pusan sup plies the U S 24th infantry di vision fighting the holding war on the Taejon front The northern point of this pincer arm appears to be at Mungyong 20 miles northwest of newlyre captured Yechon There the tank led 15th red division was report ed gathering reinforcements for a drive south to Kumchon on the PusanTaejon railroad 40 miles southeast of Taejon The southern arm of the com munist pincer is formed by two columns striking southwest of Tae jon General MacArthur said one of these moved 16 miles from Kumie south to Chongup and the other advanced in a parallel line miles from Chonju to Imsil The points of the southern arm at Chongup and Imsil are 50 and 60 miles southwest of Taejon In Southeast Hills The hinge of the pincer drive is red held Taejon The pressure there is greatest U S troops gave up Taejon Friday after two days of heavy attack from overwhelm ing numbers of red armor in fantrymen and guerrillas They withdrew a short distance to hills southeast The Americans made further withdrawals to better natural de fense Friday General MacArthur said He said the South Korean 1st corps on the American right flank backed up in the same di rection at the same time Associated Press Correspondent Lief Erickson said communist forces were active Saturday near new American positions southeast of Taejon but there was no pene tration of the American and South Korean lines A navy communique announced the recapture of Yongdok but did not identify the U S troops in ;