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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspoper far Presi United Prew Full Lcuc Wirw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIft THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTN IOWANS NllOHIORS HOME EDITION Copyi MASON CITV IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 9 1151 Thlt Pijwr ConsliU of Two tM Chi no Lobby Pressures Probed Acheson Mac in Brisk Exchange Washington ff S e n a t o r Bridges RN proposed an investigation of the pressures and lobbies of this countrysvallies Saturday as Gen Mac Arthur and Secretary of State Acheson dueled indirectly before senators Bridges said any inquiry into1 the activities of a China should also cover the pressures and lobbies and influences of other nations friendly to the United States He mentioned Great Britain France Belgium Holland Colom bia Finland Denmark Greece Sweden and Iran Ordered by Truman Acheson told the senators in vestigating MacArthurs dismissals as far east commander that Presi dent Truman has ordered all gov ernment agencies to cooperate in any such inquiry Acheson said his department has compiled hearsay information which if correct indicates some of the China groups activities are not in accordance with the law MacArthur telegraphed Senator Knowland from New York that any intimation by Acheson that MacArthur favored combined nationalistcommunist Chinese government in December 1945 was a prevarication Acheson testifying for the 8th day before the joint armed serv ices and foreign relations commit tee disputed a contention from the MacArthur camp that Washington wanted U S troops withdrawn from Korea last winter and made a scapegoat for some political ad vantage Morses Request Senator Cain told a reporter he would have the Knowland MacArthur exchange made part of the hearing record but before that was done the China lobby came in for lengthy discussion Only IS Hours BIG Bishop Jr 5yearold son of Mr and Mrs Elton Bishop Car lisle Iowa tugs a string of more than 70 fish along a dock at Clear Lake The fish were caught by Elton his mother and father and Mr and Mrs Ray Bishop also of Carlisle The Bishop brothers said the total catch represented only 15 hours of fishing in Clear Lake The string includes 7 walleyes 8 black bass and 58 crappies Four of the black bass weighed 4 pounds 4 ounces and the largest walleye weighed 3 pounds GlobeGazette photo by Sorllen Search for Sabotage in Crash of 8 Planes Cedar Rapids Bradley Welcomes More Help From Other Nations Acheson told the inquirv group earlier this week that the state department had been assembling data on the subject at the request of Senator Morse ROre At Saturdays session the secre tary said a chance to go over the material for the first time Friday I read all of this material Fri day afternoon Acheson said and with one exception these are hearsay statements Acheson said the exception is considerable amountof informa tion dealing with an alleged at tempt to violate the law against recruiting in the United States for foreign armies On that point however Acheson went on the file ends up with the fact that the person who was engaged in this allegedly illegal activity died and that brought an end to that particular effort Mac Sees Blunder The MacArthur telegram said U S efforts to force the na tionalist government into a po litical alliance with the commu nists was one of the greatest blunders in American diplomatic history for which the free world is now paying in blood and disas ter Acheson has defended the 1945 46 efforts by Secretary of Defense Marshall to bring about a coalition government in China Acheson gave the committee a Dec 7 1945 message signed by MacArthur Adm Raymond Spruance and Lt Gen Albert C Wedemeyer urg ing U S aid for China as a basis for negotiation to bring together and effect a compromise between the major opposing groups in order to promote a unified China Knowland wired MacArthur that this implies that you favored a coalition government between Chinese communists and republic Reds Retreat From Main Stronghold By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo iff Battered Chines reds Saturday began withdrawin from their main Korean strong hold the ChorwonKumlnva Pyonggang iron triangle fieL reports said A pooled dispatch from th western front said the reds wer falling back toward Kumsong 1 miles due east of Pyonggang ani about 28 miles north of the 38th parallel Censorship obsecured exact al lied positions But the report saic 8th U S army forces captured two ridges against decreasing rec opposition One allied gain o more than a mile was reported Pyonggang is the northern tip o the triangle the buildup area where the reds grouped forces for abortive offenses against the Unit ed Nations Anchors Threatened Chorwon and Kumhwa are the triangles southern anchors Both were directly threatened by the allies The front line report quoted al lied officers as saying the reds probably were abandoning Chor won to the allies poised in the hills just south of the town If Chorwon falls the commu nists would lose a vital eastwest road and control of the long Pyonggang valley Allied artillery and tanks could make the valley untenable for the reds and drive them as far back as Wonsan about 85 air miles north of 38 The advancing allies found one pile of 278 dead Chinese soldiers Some of them were wearing pieces of American uniforms anc equipment London JP Gen Omar IN Bradley said Saturday the Unite States would welcome more par ticipation in the Korean war b other countries The chairman of the U S com bined chiefs of staff told a new conference President Trumans ad ministration is running into po litical opposition on this question Were always being asked hov much help other countries a r giving in Korea he said At the same time Bradley sai the U S was aware of the bi forces Britain is using to figh communist terrorists in Malay and other areas of the far east He said no more talks than us ual on the possibility of a new ceasefire attempt in Korea wer oing on between Britain and th United States Emphasizing that he could speaJ only on military and not politica matters he declared We have always been exchang ng views on the political aims in and these are probably stil oing on between our state de partment and your Britains oreign office Asked if he had requested Brit ain to send more troops to Korea Bradley said That is a matter that is han dled by our state department but would say that we always wel ome the possibility of more par icipation by other countries Tank Traps The pooled dispatch said th of China In a sharply worded reply MacArthur said any inference drawn from anything I have ever said or done that I sponsored a compromise which would favor the forces of communism at the expense of the forces of freedom and would effect a political coali tion of such diametrically opposed and irreconciliable forces is a pre varication without color of factual support PRIVATE LOSES HANDS Colorado Springs Colo Pvt Lloyd R Cpwles 20 of bes Moines is in critical condition aft er losing both hands and suffering other injuries in an explosion at Camp Carson Friday reds were defending the triangle with delaying forces and roac craters used as tank traps One UN tank patrol out in fron of the 8th army line knocked ou a group of snipers while bull dozers filled in the craters The 5th air force was called in late in the day and blasted a group of 200 withdrawing reds on the SanyangKumsong road east of Kumhwa Allied warplanes also attacked other groups of retreating reds bound northward IV SAME mcnns traffic death in last 24 hours Man Who Staged His Own Funeral Next May Wed Burlington Colo wed ding may be next for Jim Gern lart 74 year old farmer who en ertained at his own funeral last Sunday The salty exstorekeeper who reveled at his mock last rites says hes getting 20 marriage pro posals a day from widows who read of his funeral and the 000 hes expected to leave If 1 was to take up witli any of these widow women Gernhart said Saturday that would be a real new thing getting married a month or two after your funer al 1 may surprise you all yet Gernhart voyaged into matri mony for 7 months in 1927 before his wife left him She died last fall Set Election for Potato Growers Washington for an lection among north central po ato growers on whether they wish o continue or end a federal mar eting order have been set as July 13 by the U S department of griculture The area includes Wisconsin Michigan North Da ota 10 Indiana counties and 12 owa counties The Iowa counties are Winne bago Hancock Wright Hamil ton Worth Cerro Gordo Mitchell Clay Emmet Palo Alto Pocahon tas and Kossuth The growers will cast their bal lots by mail between the dates set H L McKinley St Ansgar po tato grower currently is engaged in litigation with the government over the marketing program Among other things McKinley contends that Iowa farmers do not wish to be included in the pro gram PFC JERRY THOMAS Hold Rites for Jerry Thomas Here Friday Senices for Pic Jerry Dwayne Thomas first Mason Cityan killed n action in Korea will be held riday at 2 p m at the McAuley nd Son chapel with Doctor Lloyd L Gustafson pastor of the First Methodist church officiating The body will arrive in Mason ty Wednseday and will lie in tate at the McAuley and Son hapel until the time of services Pfc Thomas was born Aug 30 932 in Mason City the son of Harold R and Hava Fistler Thom s who reside on RFD 4 north of City He lived in this community un 1 his enlistment Nov 21 1949 n Mason City His active duty egan at Fort Riley Kans but e also trained at Fort Lawton Vash On May 11 1950 he ar ived at Yokohoma Japan He was illed in action near Osan South Corea at 1 p m July 5 1950 The Purple Heart was awarded him posthumously Surviving are his parents Mr nd Mrs Harold R Thomas Sr City two brothers Sgt arold R Thomas Jr air borne aratrooper Fort Campbell Ky nd Marvin Thomas Mason City sisters Nancy Jacqueline San and Judy Jo at home his randparents Mr and Mrs Reu en Fistler Clear Lake and Mr Watches for Wars Spread Cuts Confined to Electric Items Cedar Rapids price on many fair trade items con tinued in effect here Saturdaj and the hottest question seeme to be Will the price cuts spread 1 other items Most of the retailers disclaime any intention of originating pric cuts themselves although som matched lower prices put into ef feet Friday by the May Drug com pany A N Gelb president of th May company declined to sa whether his firm planned to slas prices on any other items He de dared that he and Company Man ager Louis Fellman positivel will not talk for publication The May company inaugurate the cuts after the U S Suprem court ruled that merchants wh have not signed agreements to d so need not abide by retail price set by manufacturers The drug firm cut prices Sunbeam Mixmasters from to Sunbeam Toastmaster from to Remingto electric shavers from t and Presto cookers from to A few companies went alon on the price slashes and Smule koff Furniturecompany an nounced it would have a carloa of Sunbeam Mixmasters on sal Saturday at Other stores which Mays price reductions were th Osco Drug Co Newmans depart ment store and Lubergers Furni ture and Appliance store Most of these firms said the were merely matching the reduc tions offered by Mays and woul not initiate any cuts themselves However Smulekoffs in add tion to meeting Mays prices ad vertised a table model Westing house radio reduced from to and a Philco radio phonograph combination at 50 which formerly sold at 106YearOld lowan Is Dead at Cantril Cantril Eight days aftei his 106th birthday William Mort of Cantril one of the nations old est residents died Saturday morn ing at the home of his daughter Mrs Edna Wilson here He ob served his birthday June 1 Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church at Lebanon at a time to be announced later WAR BRIDE DIES Clarinda Milo Dun can 49 an English war bride died in an iron lung in Municipal hos pital here Friday of cancer of the lung Anticipate Big Break Top Generals Confer Tokyo UP Secretary of Defense George C Marshall and Gen Matthew B Ridgway spent many closelyguarded hours in conference Saturday sharpening speculation that something big was going to break in the Korean war At midday the two military leaders met for more than an hour at Ridgways headquarters Later they lunched at the XJ S embassy and resumed sessions that continued into the afternoon There was i i i Take Judges From Politics Clark Advises no official announcement after the meetings Marshall has given no indication of the purpose of his visit except to say it was purely military Peace Talk It stirred up peace rumors in Tokyo and the war area In Pusan Korea the disturbed South Ko legislature asked the repub lics defense and foreign ministries for their opinion on the Marshall visit Syngman Khee president of the Korean republic said Koreans will do something in desperation if the United Nations should make any decision contrary to our na tional security He was referring to rumors of a ceasefire at the 38th old political boundary between red North Korea and republican South Republican Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tat said in a statement any ceasefire at the parallel should be a danger signal to the ree world He warned it might 1 allow reds to put the finishing touches on a campaign to push the allies nto the sea or 2 permit them to shift the battleground to any area hey choose Upon his arrival from Korea iriday night Marshall dismissed lie peace rumors by telling re jorters to ask red Chinas Moa Tzetung about that He also said IB had no new directives for lidgway DCS Moines Iowa Bar association should work to remove selection of Iowa judges from poli tics and to speed up work of the state courts U S Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark says The former U S attorney gen eral addressed the annual dinner at the Bar associations 47th annual meeting Friday night Clark declared that judgeships should not be a prize to be con tested for in the combat of elec tion campaigns He said that when political campaigns determine who judges shall be the dignity of the law is compromised the independence of the judges is placed in jeopardy and the burden of judicial office is enormously increased Asks Speed As to speeding up the handling of cases Clark said There must be responsibility for administration of the courts in a way to eliminate undue delay in the trial of lawsuits It is neces sary that the law be prompt as well as impartial Earlier the Iowa bar approved a report favoring the Missouri plan Rldgway Grins As Marshall was being inter viewed a reporter asked Ridgway Did Secretary Marshall bring ny new instructions for you con erning the war No comment Ridgway miled Then the smile grew to a ig grin A high officer said Marshall robably would be willing to ar ange a press conference but not onight and probably not tomor ow This indicated that Marshall rould still be in Japan Monday Leukemia Victim Receives New Pony Huntlcy Mont Joe tockton 7 a browneyed boy ith a wide grin is happy with is new pony and cowboy outfit ut he would like to receive more tters Denny doesnt know it but doe rs say he will die of leukemia a ood disease in a day a week aybe a month All About The WEATHER Mason City Fair Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday nigh near 48 high Sunday 70 Iowa Fair Saturday night and Sunday except some cloudiness Cooler Saturday night Low 45 northwest 50 southeast High Sunday 7075 north 75 south cast Further outlook Fair weather continuing Monday a chance of showers Monday night or Tuesday Minnncsola Fair Saturday night and Sunday Cooler Saturday night Low Saturday night 40 north 45 south 6871 High Sunday GlobeGazette weather data for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day June 9 Maximum 71 Minimum 55 At 8 a m 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 56 nd Mrs Ira H Thomas Rich ond Cal and uncles and aunts Pfc Thomas was a member of the First Methodist church Interment will be at Memorial Park cemetery The McAuley and Son funeral home is in charge Russians Ejected From Yank Zone Salzburg Austria The United States a r m y forcibly ejected a 3man Russian repatria tion mission from the American zone of Austria Saturday morn ing The Americans first got the Russians to leave their headquar ters and come to an American army building When the Soviets then refused 0 drive voluntarily to the Rus sian zone two American army of ficers and two Gls dragged the rotcsting Russian driver from nis black Mercedes The Russians claimed they had received no orders from their headquarters to obey the Ameri can order to leave town After commandeering the car he Americans drove the Russians o the soviet zone Lost Children Have Fun Among Bears Gorillas of selecting judges and agreed to promote adoption of such a plan for Iowa Under the proposed modifica tion of Missouris plan for Iowa present judges would go on the ballot at the end of their terms Voters would be asked only if they should be retained The judge starts a new 4year term if the report is favorable If unfavorable a committee of law yers chosen by attorneys from the judicial district and of other citi zens named by the governor would pick 3 nominees Tribute to Iowa The governor would name one of the 3 nominees to the judge ship After a trial period of a year he question of retaining the judge would be submitted to the voters The question would have to be resubmitted each 4 years at the end of the term Justice Clark paid high tribute to the Iowa bar association for its public service activities its legis lative program and its American citizenship project He said the Iowa bar is known throughout the legal profession as one of the na best such state organiza tions tions By BOB BROWN Santa Fe N Mex little kids planned a full day with their toys Saturday but doubtec if theyd have as much fun as during the 29 hours they were losted among bears and gor illas Larry and little Steven Janet Cross McGee anc were found Friday in the rugged Sangre De Christo mountains where they wandered aimlessly without food or water since they became lost Thursday Their adventures as they saun tered handinhand over an 8 mile course sounded like some thing out of Hansel and Gretel Found by Soldiers ground and air search had Deen carried on almost steadily for the tots since they walked away from a picnic to look for wienerroasting sticks They were bund by 4 soldiers who wrapped hem in field jackets and handed hem to their thankful parents The searchers were amazed at he childrens good condition The mountains arc very rugged with teep slopes and tangled under growth But except for some scratches and hunger they appear ed all right Many of the 500 persons who aided in the search however were exhausted and 25 of the 193 sol diers who helped had to fall out to rest The children were found about 3 jpilcs north and cast of the pic nic grounds going up an almost perpendicular wall of a canyon Because of the terrain it was es timated they had walked at least 6 miles and perhaps further Steven the 3 years old baby of the trio was examined by a doctor shortly after being found and then given a bowl of oatmeal The older children Janet 5 and Larry 7 were examined and taken home I took care of Janet and Stev en Larry boasted We slept in a hollow log Friday night We were going to the top of the moun tain to sleep when you found us We heard a lot of noises but we were afraid to yell because we Lhoughl gorillas might be around Most of the time we just kept walking handinhand because the bears were up there and they iust kept after you Eat Leaves Janet agreed with her brother about the noises but said that we had a good time They all agreed hat sleeping in the log was the most fun of all They curled up ight to sleep and ate some leaves Mrs Preston McGee who al nost broke down when her chil dren were found said that I nev er once gave up hope that theyd e found Ingalls Swisher Inherits Presidency DCS Moines Swish er 61 of Iowa City Friday in herited the presidency of the Iowa State Bar association at a meet ing which also launched acam paign for a plan to take Iowa judges put of politics Retiring President T M Inger soll of Cedar Rapids announced the results of the association poll at the state convention here Swisher was chosen without contest to the office which his father A E Swisher had held in 1905 In addition to the two mem bers of the Swisher family two other Iowa City lawyers Charles Dutcher and Martin J Wade have served as president of the state bar The bar association chose as its vice president E W McNeil of Montezuma McNeil is a veteran of World war II Biggest Peacetime Disaster Jets Fly Into Thunderstorm Richmond Ind forct and FBI agents investigated Sat urday whether sabotage caused 8 F84 Thunderjet fighters to crash in the biggest multiple disaster in peacetime history Three pilots were killed and two injured late Friday when the planes crashed mysteriously while flying in a flight of 71 planes through an electrical storm The 3 other pilots were unhurt Enclnei Explode At least two pilots said their engines exploded after they safely through the storm Anoth er said his engine conked out and that he saw at least two of the ships collide All the planes crashed in a 25mile radius near here An air force spokesman said it apparently was the biggest num ber of planes ever lost during a peacetime operation The biggest previous to his recollection was when a flight of pursuit planes flew into bad weather near Ra leigh N Car in 1939 and 6 were lost Sixty of the planes in Fridays flight flew on to Selfridge Field Mich but 3 others turned back and landed at WrightPatterson field near Dayton Ohio where they had taken off only 10 jniii utes before the crashes The planes wereescort fighters assigned to the strategic bomber command of Lt Gen Curtis Le May It had been reported that LeMay would be here for the in vestigation but later it was an nounced he would not come Careful Check Heavilyarmed air policeguards surrounded the wrecks the planes of the flight at Selfridge field and Dayton Mechanics began making an inchbyinch check of every part of the wrecks and the surviving planes seeking evidence of possi ble sabotage Gmen cooperated with theair force investigators The air force refused all com ment on the trend of the investi gation but one spokesman said sabotage is always considered as a possibility until the cause of the crash has been determined or the investigation completed Another said the extreme tur bulence encountered in thunder storms buffets jet fighters more than pistonengined ships since the jets travel twice as fast But he knew of no reason why turbu lence might cause a jet engine to conk out or explode Security Lid The surviving pilots of the downed ships made only brief statements to police before air force officers arrived from Day ton and clamped tight security over them and the crash scenes Capt Bryce Long who crash landed 17 miles west of Richmond said his plane had cleared the storm when my engine exploded sending his ship plunging earth ward Another pilot who would not give his name said he experienced two explosions and added that two other members of the flight had told him by radio that they too were having trouble Asked if she contemplated a panking for the children she snid No I think theyve had puqUh mcnt enough v Manly Will Vote on School Bonds Manly A special election will be held here July 9 to vote on a Miss Gierlinjers immigration to bond issue of the proceeds Canada She was unable to enter lO DO USOn I fir Pfincf niM j Mason Cityan Austrian Girl Wed Saturday Fort Frances Ont in ternational romance involving 3 countries will be climaxed Satur day with the marriage of Sgt John Mitchell and Hedi Gierlinjer Mitchell 34 of Mason City met Miss Gierlinjer 30 formerly of Rannaridcl Austria while serving with the United States army in Austria Army regulations pre vented them from being married then Rev Vincent Devarennes of Kpochiching reserve sponsored to be used for constructing addi tional class rooms for the school also building a suitable garage to house the 3 school buses Increased attendance during the past 3 years with the prospect of continued increases in the years immediately ahead makes it nec essary that something be done to case the condition I the United States and arrived here in April She is employed at church Indian school Sgt Mitchell now is on furlough from his camp at Fort Benning Ga and plans to seek discharge from the army after 7j years service He wants to make hit home in Fort Frances Miss linjer will remain here ;