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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper for tfa N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MI NIWSfAPtR THAT MAKES ALL NOKTM IOWANS MEIGNtOtV HOME EDITION VOL LV1I Associated Press and United Press Full Least Wire MASON C1TV IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE C 1951 No 2N Druggist Challenges Price War Small Retailer Asks Injunction New York small neigh borhood druggist has jumped ink New York Citys price war witl a legal challenge against the worlds biggest department store Macys The druggist Adolph Rothbaum Of Woodhaven Queens is seeking a temporary injunction restrain ing Macys from underselling pricefixed articles produced anc sold within New York state Rothbaum filed his suit in Queens state supreme court Tues d a y as department stores here completed their 6th day of price warring Sold Out A comparative lull set in as the more popular items were ex hausted But the reductions ex tended to other cities across the nation including such scatterec centers as Denver Colo Jackson Miss Albuquerque N Mex Har risburg Pa Akron Ohio Okla homa City and Atlanto Ga Even a variety store in far ofJ Sitka Alaska posted reductions of 10 to 15 per cent on some fair trade items Cutrate skirmishes continued in San Francisco Newark N J and Omaha Nebr However in only a few cases were the cut prices elsewhere matching those posted in the hot lyfought price war here Sunbeam Mixmasters sold here at before stockswere ex hausted were offered in various cities at to The items regular fixedprice is It was a U S supreme court de vision upsetting interstate fair trade control on certain price fixed items that set off the war Outlines Position In his suit against Macys which started the price cutting Roth baum said New Yorks fair trade law still applies to items that do not enter interstate commerce His suit is expected to be watched closely by manufacturers and retailers A hearing has been set for Friday Rothbaum said he could not meet competition offered by Ma cys Jamaica branch store about a 10minute ride from his drug store An example of the cuts Was as pirin reduced by Macys from 59 cents to 17 cents for 100 tablets LIONS DISTRICT GOVERNORSFour district governors of Lions in Iowa arcsho7n with the International president Herbert C Petry Jr Carrizo Springs Tex as at the closing banquet of the state convention at Clear Lake Left to right they are C Freaman Reid Dubuque 9A B A Fuller Centerville 9B Petry Dr R W Jack Og den 9C and the Rev Robert J Watson Humboldt 9D President Petry was named honorary fire chief of Clear Lake at the banquet Another development Tuesday was an announcement from Has pel Brothers Inc that it would not sell mens suits to stores which do not maintain fixed prices The order was aimed at Ma cys which was threatened with similar action last week by the makers of Palm Beach suits Lions Pick New District Governors By THOR J JENSEN Clear Lions clubs losed their 31st annual state con ention here Tuesday evening vith a registered attendance of 85 highest in Iowa history Four new district governors were ntroduced and the address of the veiling was by the president of ions International Herbert C etry Jr Carrizo Springs Tex robably the largest as well as the most distinguished member of the anquet crowd which filled the 11 Veterans Social center Dubuque Principal Army to Take Several Guard Divisions Soon By ELTON C FAlr Washington JP The army probably will beef up its combat strength within a year by adding 2 or 3 more national guard divi sions and may form some new regular army divisions and regi mental combat teams The armys chief Gen J Law ton Collins expects 2 or 3 more of the states divisions to be fed eralized But he told reporters who met him on his return Tuesday from a European inspection trip the The new district governors aresize of tne army wont amount Forthis district 9A C Freaman much beyond the 1522000man Reid Dubuque public school prin cipal He has served as presiden of the Dubuque club and secretary treasurer of the Ames club zone Prominent Fairfield Attorney Dies at 65 Fairfield P Thoma 65 prominent attorney and past president of the Iowa State Bar association died Tuesday at a Rochester Minn hospital Thoma who went to Rochester about two weeks ago for minor surgery was chairman of the Jef ferson county republican central committee and a state party work er About The WEATHER Mason City Mostly cloudy with chairman for two years and deputj district governor of 9A the las year District 9B B A Barney1 Fuller Centerville club presiden and deputy district governor the last 3 years He is head of the Fuller Manufacturing company District 9C Dr R W Jack Ogden osteopath and formerly a Davenport He has twice serve as zone chairman has been cabine secretary and president of his club This year he was deputy distric governor District 9D the Rev Robert J Watson pastor of the Congrega tional church at Humboldt He helped install the officers of club No 1 in Chicago while serving as a district secretary in Illinois He has been president director sec retary and tail twister in the Humboldt club zone chairman anc this year deputy district governor Lionism fits into the quest for world peace Petry told the ban queters by emphasizing fellow ship and brotherhood and helping to build international good will To build and not to destroy is part of the Lions code the inter national president pointed out Lions do this by building clinics thunderstorms continuing into parks and playgrounds and work Thursday night Low Wednes day night 55 High Thursday near 70 Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with thun dershowers continuing in west and north half of state Low Wednesday night near 54 Hieh Thursday 7075 Southeasterly winds 1520 mph Thursday Further outlook Showers or thunderstorms most of state Thursday night and Friday High temperatures Friday near 80 Saturday showers in the east clearing and cooler in west Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with occasional showers west and ex treme north portion Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 4652 except 4045 near Canadian border High Thursday 6065 north 75 south GlobeGazette weather data for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 62 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 56 YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum 60 ing with unfortunates such as the crippled and the blind Lionism is built on the idea that one can give more service co operatively than as an individual he said telling of his trips to South and Central American countries and Europe In Europe he saw people who had starved under the nazi occu pation he said and they know the meaning of democracy and freedom Must Set Example We must let the world know that the reason we are able to help is because of our system of free enterprise he concluded We must set an example of doing good to prove that we have the greatest way of life in all the world The banquet honored the retir ing district governors DeLisle Brady Nashua 9A Dr Roy W Hinson Fairfield 9B Wilmer R Ncwlin Johnston 9C and Gil bert F Chiquct Iowa Falls 9D Special tribute was paid to the Clear Lake Lions club and its Aurdal lor efficij cnt handling of the largest Lions convention ever held in Iowa Aur dal received a plaque from Brady who presided at the banquet SAME goal aimed at for the end of this month and probably will be under 1600000 152000 More The armys strength about a month ago was approximately 1 400000 Thus the increase to the June 30 objective would mean 152000 more men These were volunteers and draftees some of whom will go into regular army divisions now being brought up to strength and some into federal ized national guard divisions which were at about half their author ized 18000man strength when they came into federal service The structure of the army now is adequate to take care of several additional divisions without in creasing substantially the overal manpower strength one expert pointed out Wednesday This neans that the numbers of main enance and supply troops are enough to support several extra combat divisions without recruit ing more supply troops The 152000 additional man power put into the army between early May and the end of June vill be sufficient not only to fiU out the rolls of existing divisions jut to form new units This will be rue especially if the army strength mounts toward the 1600 000 figure mentioned by Collins The general commented that now for the first time we have a backlog of trained men1 24 Divisions At present the army is com osed of 12 regular army divisions 6 national guard divisions and an undisclosed number of regi nental combat teams a subdi visional organization to give the army an overall strength equiva ent to 24 divisions This includes 1 constabulary force in Eorope equal to a division in strength md organization Collins said he thought the 3 emaining divisions destined for Europe would be on their way in he next two or 3 months Pre viously general expectation vas that one of the nd be en route jy then with the others to follow ate this year or early in 1952 The U S has pledged a total force 6 divisions to the western luropean defense organization The army chief of staff came 9 Killed in Crash of C97 Plane San Antonio airmen were killed Wednesday in the crash of a huge C97 Stratofreight er a block from SanAntonios city limits The 4engine craft plunged to the ground from housetop level shortly after takingoff from Kelly air force base at a m Glenn Krueger a radio station reporter said there were two ex plosions one in the air the other on the ground after the plane struck a filling station gas pump and then burned It ripped down two high voltage electric wires and sheared off a utility pole before plowing into a tavern One woman in a car near the scene was slightly burned Two men barely missed being hit by the plane Louis Guana operator of the filling station and Richard Alvarado were repairing a car at the side of the filling station They said a of the plane missed them only by inches Meat Industry Sees Shortage Next Week UN Troops Hit Forward Through Mud Censorship Blacks Out Battle Details By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo United Nations troops smashed forward a mile or two Wednseday through Korean mud and red defenses Tight censorship blacked out House Okays Grain for India Washington JP The house Wednesday passed a compromise bill calling for the shipment of 2000000 tons of grain to India to avert a famine The roll call vote sending the measure on to the senate was 255 to 82 Early senate approval is ex pected just what happened close allies pressed to the vital red Chorwon Kumhwa Pyonggang triangle facing the central front Close censorship often screen important battlefront actions Eighth army troops gained on to nearly two miles around Yon chow on the western approache to Chorwon Red Fire Met A tank patrol stabbing out to ward Chorwon probed 2i miles ir front of allied lines It ran gauntlet of heavy fire from com rnunists dug in along ridges or both sides of the road On the eastern approaches t the troop and supply triangle red pulled back as much as 3 mile Detween Hwachon and Kumhwa They withdrew to stronger defens es under cover of night pro ected by small rear guard forces y They combed the wooded hill as they moved up taking chances of walking into a red rap The 8th army gave this picture of the front Wednesday West Only patrol action on the dragging left flank south of the 38th parallel Gains of up to two miles near Yonchon 6 miles north of the border Limited Gains Center UN fprces gained a little more than a half mile in the Yongpyong area one to two miles to the east and northeast Lim ited gains were made in th Hwachon area East Reds put up heavy resist ance north and northeast o Yanggu at the eastern end o Hwachon reservoir This was th communiques only reference to heavy resistance AP Correspondent George A McArthur said fierce fighting flared all along the eastern sector to Inje North Koreans fighting stub bornly from their dugouts in thi hills held attacking allies to sligh gains above Yanggu Mortar Barrage UN infantrymen attacked through a mortor barrage north and northeast of Inje The hacked outsmall gains Despite mounting red resist ance McArthur reported there were no indications that the com munists were fighting anything but a defensive action He said no Chinese were en countered in the area only North Koreans But DiSalle Predicts Situation Will Ease Washington was something new on the re cently angry beef front no beefs At least in Washington President Truman western cattle raisers and Price Di rector Michael V DiSalle conferred at the white house late Tuesday for 75 minutes Roy Turner former governor of The 5th air force reported that with a letup in the rains it mounted 456 air strikes during the day Pilots complained a low haze hampered their effectiveness Betty Thompson Gets Diploma Wears Toms Engagement Ring ack from his visit to U S troops n Europe pleased with what he Charles Gunn Cedar served as toastmaster Rapids Next years convention will be icld at Clinton For one prominent Lion Clif ford Thoma of Fairfield Iowa member of the international board of directors the convention ended on a sad note He had word at Clear Lake Wednesday morning of the unexpected death at Rochester Minn of an older Ul li I 1 I T1 n finj trarfio death m unibrother Roscoe one of the states jl hours jbest known lawyers are in excellent shape He was particularly pleased with the type of training they arc getting at the armys big overseas exercise and maneuver area near Gralen wochr Germany except in one phase I noticed what I have noticed in other places that our troops arc still making too many frontal at tacks Collins said He doesnt like this He said the American army plan is to hold on a front while striking at the flanks of an enemy Frontal attacks said Collins cost too much in casual tics By BEM PRICE Atlanta into the world Tuesday night went 185 beaming lopeful high school graduates eaving a lovely classmate Betty Thompson to face death And cancerdoomed 18year old Betty wistfully watched them o She held proudly the loving cup they voted her as the class outstanding citizen The graduates went out dedi cated for a brief precious moment o peace and one world There was ahead for Betty only uncertain hopes of a brief mar riage to Sailor Tom Amburn and this Lives in Present But Betty lived Tuesday night in the present smiling gently at her classmates as they filed through an arch of swords on to the stage of the municipal auditorium The graduation exercises were held in the auditorium to accom modate about 2000 friends and rel atives of the Russell high school senior class Betty sat through half of the exercise on a sofa behind the grand piano on the stage She listened soberly as honor student Martha Ann Hemperly declaimed on the challenge to abundant liv ing Miss Hemperly quoted the sages of the past on the need for a full life based on inner resources and observed that none of her class mates is facing the future with gloom Then came time lo announce class awards and to hand out di plomas Bettys brother David lifted the pale browneyed bru net from the sofa to her place with the rest of the class During the alma mater song Betty rose and sang with the rest holding carefully to a friends arm and balancing easily on her one leg Belly already has lost one leg to the cancer w h i c h now has spread to her lungs Like any proud school girl she quickly unrolled her diploma and read the inscription aloud to her self On her left hand she wore two rings both new One was Toms engagement ring the olher a din ner ring given her as a graduation present by friends Case of Nerves Tom had promised to be on hand for her graduation but was confined to the naval hospital at Norfolk with a severe case of i nerves They had been planning mar riage when Tom went home to talk it over with his parents The navy cancelled his furlough for leaving the place he had given as his emergency address After the exercises were over and before the graduates trooped off with proud parents classmate after classmate came up to Betty to congratulate her on her cup She smiled and said thank you to each and to each who promised to come calling she said please do Betty could only nod to the question happy j Oklahoma who is spokesman for the western cattlemen set the new tone in just 5 words He told newsmen after the meet ing We are all very happy And he added Everyone here will go along with the best way to handle th problem But in Chicago there were stil predictions of a meat shortage The American Meat Institute representing most of the packing industry said in a statement Tues clay night that beef dressing ha virtually stopped in many plants DiSalle Blamed Packers said they were unable to buy beef because of a reccn order by DiSalle rolling back th price of beef on the hoof If present conditions continue the meat institute said beef wil become increasingly scarce in re tail stores and the scarcity will be sharply in evidence next week Newsmen had asked DiSalle about previous packers state ments that his price regulation was causing beef to disappeai from the stockyards He replied just before meeting the presiden and the cattlemen Its simply an adjustment He predicted the situation will straighten out shortly He said completed national survey indi cated there is a comparatively good supply of beef everywhere especially of the grades for table use Turner did not say what it was in the white house talks that had made him and the other cattlemen very happy DiSalle too refused to comment on the meeting He told newsmen Tuesday night in New York that any commen would have to come from the white house and he denied reports that the meeting was an emergen cy one He said it was scheduled last week Will Stand By It DiSalle had indicated in his briel exchange with newsmen before the meeting that he was going to stand by his meat order He said Apparently some cattlemen and feeders are withholding live stock from the market to see if the rollback order will be rescinded Well it wont be And Mr Truman had previously said DiSalles order had his bless ing and backing It slices 10 cents a pound off the stockyard price of beef in 3 nicks The first cut took effect this week The others are scheduled for Aug 1 and Oct 1 DiSalle also said he would as sure cattlemen there will be no further rollbacks Economic Mobilizer Charles E Wilson was another member of he white house conference Meat Shortage Threat Increases Chicago threat of an arly beef shortage in butcher hops industry spokesmen say iy next Wednes lay Slaughtering of beef cattle by major packers was sharply re uced for the 3rd day in a row he number of cattle sent to mar et in the nations major slock ards also was far below normal or the 3rd day running Michael Hewlett head of the hicago regional office of price abilization declared there is an byious attempt to create an ar ficial shortage Selfish Interests Without identifying the persons r interests he blamed Howletti aid They are trying lo force con ress to eliminate controls on leat They are putting their own elfish interests ahead of Ihe wcli are of Ihe country nation Workers have been laid off Cant Buy Two factors have brought this condition about The low re ceipts have forced prices up The packers say they cant buy even the cattle that is available because of ceilings that fix the maximum amount they can pay over a monthly accounting period Swift and company the coun trys largest packer said it cant risk paying above ceiling prices now on the expectation that it will be able to buy cheap beef later in the month and bring its average within the permissible limit Slaughter curtailments were an nounced by all the nations 4 largest Armour Wilson and by many smaller companies Tobin Plant Reports Near Full Days Kill Estherville Tobin Packing company reported Wed nesday that it had close to a full days kill of beef cattle on hand The situation continues on a day to day basis the firm said A normal slaughter for Tobin s 450475 head not 275300 as previously stated Truman to Ask for Billion Washincton President Truman this wieek will ask con gress to approve the most gigantic military building program in the nations history Rep Vinson chairman of the house armed services com mittee said the projects total Vinson went to the white house Wednesday to confer on the pro gram The huge program includes new construction and expansion at overseas bases and at military in stallations in every state Former Waverly Loras Athlete Killed in Crash Warren Minn eary 36 former Waverly Iowa nan and outstanding Waverly ligh school and Loras college ath ete died here Wednesday of in uries suffered in a headon auto mobile crash Leary who played football at lOras college lived in Waverly intil 3 years ago when he took a position as high school coach Stephen Minn Mrs Leary the former Mary Louise Wasley of Mason City was ritically hurt Her parents Mr nd Mrs Harold Wasley now live t Waverly She is a niece of Eddie nd Bert DuSold of Mason City The Learys have 4 children Hewlett said there is nothing Amvets Insect Control Drive Falling Short Half of their fund drive is completed and Mason City Am vets have collected only S400 for an insectcontrol campaign The goal has been set at so residential areas can be treated read here they re by a fogging service 3 times durported there was to be an attack in June even though they did Mac Refused to Believe Invasion Plan Acheson Insists General Informed Washington ff Secretary of State Acheson said Wednesday Gen Douglas MacArthurs head quarters had a report 3 months in advance that the North Korean reds planned a June invasion of South Korea but refused to be lieve it Achespns testimony at the Mac Arthur inquiry came after repub licans put into the record a state ment from Adm Roscoe A Hillen koetter former head of the U S central intelligence agency that he was never given a copy of the 1947 Wedemeyer report warning possible communist aggression in Korea Report Secret This was a report Lt Gen Albert Wedemeyer made to President Truman after a survey of the far east Senator Styles Bridges RN H produced secret testimony from Hillenkoetter to a senate appro priations subcommittee last year that so far as he knows the Wede meyer report was kept secret from everybody Acheson then told the senators investigating MacArthurs dismis sal that an intelligence report from MacArthurs command dated March 10 1950 carried this note Report received that peoples to as invade South Korea in June 1950 Acheson went on To that was attached this comment Comment The peoples army will be prepared to invade South Korea by fall and possibly by spring of this year indicated in the current report of armedforce expansion and major troopmove ments at critical 38th parallel areas Even if future reports aear out the present indication it is believed civil warjwill not necessarily be precipitated so that intentions in Korea are be lieved closely related tocommu nist program in southeast Asia Future Harvest likelythat communist overt military measures in Korea will be held in abeyance at least until further observations made by Soviets of results of their pro gram in such places as Indochina Burma and Thailand If the So viets are satisfied they are win ning the struggle for these places they probably will be content to wait a white longer and let South Korea ripen for future harvest If checked or defeated in Lheir operations in these countries in Asia they may divert large share of their effort to South Ko rea which could result in a peo ples army invasion of South Ko rea Bridges broke in on Acheson to remark well that was a pretty definite statement that they had work that the atack was coming in June Acheson Pretty definite state ment They said a report was re ceived they would attack in June Then the comment said we dont believe this statement No Civil War Acheson then went on the 25th of March that is lo days after this report was sent in G2 intelligence officer of the far cast command stated his con clusions that It is believed that there will be no civil war in Korea this spring or summer The most probable course of North Korean action this springor summer is furtherance of its attempt to overthrow the South Korean government by the creation of chaotic conditions in the republic through guerrilla ac tivities and psychological war fare Bridges told Acheson Well Mr Secretary the record the record that you ing the summer Tuesday night Amvets visited qualify it afterwards That would homes where porchlights were be a fair analysis would it not turned on the west side of Federal Acheson Not only qualified it o indicate a longranee shortavenuc Wednesday night theythey said it is believed that it will will visit homes on the east sideinot occur That is a little more age Only 24200 head of cattle ar of Federal Persons who werethan a qualification rived at the nations 12 principal home Tuesday night or markets Wednesday Last Wed nesday was the Memorial day holiday but two weeks ago 41500 head arrived Prices at nations biggest as high or higher than Tuesday And packers bought only a handful of cattle Tuesday claiming they couldnt pay the high prices asked and comply with price ceilings1 set by the office of price stabilizaj lion will not be at home Wednesday night have been asked to send their contribution to Insect Control Amvcts Post No 92 1308 N Federal Beef dressing has virtually stopped in many plants across Stolz Gets Contract for New Osage School New R A Stolz Construction company has been awarded a contract to build a new high school building at Osnge for Msgr Lane Named as Titular Bishop Washington Most Rev Amleto Giovanni Cicotnani apos tolic delegate to the United States has announced the appointment by Pope Pius XII of Msgr Loras Thomas Lane vice chancellor the Dubuque Iowa archdiocese as titular bishop of bencenna and auxiliary to Archbishop Henry P Rohlman of Dubuque ;