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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1951, Mason City, Iowa lowts Daily Newspaper MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THAT MAKIS ALL NO HTM 10 WANS M 11 6 M 0 R SH HOME EDITION rot United Full Least Wire Fiv 3IASON C1TV IOWA MONDAY JUNE 11 1951 Thli Paper of Two lit One Mans Opinion A W EARL HALL ing Editor How Well Are Our Newspapers Doing T know now how a preacher feels when he finds himself talking to room full of fellowpreachers More than once Ive heard it de scribed as about the toughest as ever faced by a pastor second only to conducting the fu neral rites for a notorious repro bate Now Im prepared to give as sent to that report Twice within the last month its happened to me Ive been placed in front oJ two crowds of newspaper people to talk on the subject of guess what Newspapering In one case it was the country editors of Minnesota gathered for a short course at their great state university In the other it was the Inland Daily Press association convened in Chicago for its an nual spring meeting with repre sentatives present from most of the 19 states embraced by the or ganization 5 SUtes Represented This latter assignment took the form of a panel discussion I was one of 4 one from Kansas one from Missouri one from Wisconsin and one from Iowa The moderator was from North Dakota Two of my associates in the discussion took a rather dim view of journalism in their answer to the question Newspaper Re sponsibilities How are we do ing One in particular even went so far as to suggest that whats happening in the United States and whats happening in Argen tina differ only in degree One he said is Peronism the other McCarthyism The burden of his criticism against American journalism was that it hadnt risen up in thunder ing wrath against the senator from his home state who assails as communists all who disagree with him and from behind a mantle of senatorial immunity Washroom Brawl Recalled Specific mention was made of the controversy with washroom overtones of a few months ago between Senator McCarthy and Columnist Drew Pearson It was followed by an admonition on the part of the senator that news papers and radio stations using the Pearson feature drop him If this is not Peronism I dont know what it is the Wisconsin editorpublisher charged Here is the spectacle of a U S senator using the power of government granted under an immunity that relieves him of an accountability of his words to destroy a news paper or a radio commentator with the same technique that was used by Peron If McCarthy can get away with this threat to the right of a news paper or a radio commentator to criticize a man in public lifej then he has given a cue to every other senator to do likewise It every member of the senate can do it every member of the house of representatives enjoying the same immunity can do it Every member of every state leg islature can destroy the reputa tion of a newspaper critic without being held to accountability Totalitarianism Claimed Here lurks a possibility of a governmental power that can si lence all criticism Here is a base from which a totalitarian concept of government can be launched Why is it my friend added that newspaper publishers and their organizations have remained so silent on this challenge The answer to that of course Is that they havent Just about every newspaper known to me not only printed the news about the washroom and subse quent developments but presented editorials commenting on the is sues involved Not many of them not any known to me took exactly the same position reflected in the quotations Ive presented here from my Wisconsin friend So far as Ive been able to learn nobody else has been able to detect the Peronism analogy even after it was called to his attention Some Spurious Reasoning Lets examine the matter a little further The claim is made that there is no difference between the McCarthy technique and that em ployed by Peron Both its argued seek to use government power lor their own ends Peron to de stroy La Prensa McCarthy to de stroy Pearson Thats specious reasoning both In premise and in conclusion The premise that McCarthy was using government power to gain suppression of the Pearson col umn is wholly without foundation In fact Thats obvious whether you like Pearson or or nave a limited enthusiasm for both as happens to be my own tttitude toward the pair Thats the false premise The false conclusion is the con tention that there is a parallel or even a slight similarity between the loss of a client or two by Pear ion and the actual closing of La Prensa by government order CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Identify Plane Crash Victims as lowans Strhinrtown Okla Four Iowa soldiers from Fort Hood Tex as enroute to Dubuque Iowa in a chartered plane have been ten tatively identified as the victims along with their pilot of a plane crash here June 2 The wreckage of the twinen gine plane was discovered late Sunday in the rugged area north east of here The bodies of 4 had been thrown clear but a 5th was still strapped to the plane seat Bits of the plane were scatterec over a halfmile area The bodies were brought ou late Sunday night Son Claimed Army authorities withheld iden tification until the families of th soldiers had been notifed but a at Maquoketa Iowa Mr and Mrs Dale Denlinger said they were certain that their son Pfc Dale Denlinger 23 was one of the soldiers aboard They said that he and 3 other nlisted men from Iowa had char tered a plane to fly home but nev er reached their destination They named the pilot as Doug las Wagner of Dallas Texas and civil air patrol officials confirmed hat he was the lost planes pilot The Denlingers farmers near Maquoketa said they had dis cussed with the parents of anoth er soldier the circumstances of the crash and that they Mr and Mrs John Kirk of La Motte Iowa too were convinced their son Bert rand 22 was aboard the illfated plane Bertrand and Dale Denlinger entered the army together last December the Denlingers stated Missed Pass At Bernard Iowa Mr and Mrs Matt Gregorich told newsmen the were almost certain their son John was on the plane as he as sociated with Kirk and Denlinger Another youth from Dubuque county was believed tobe the 4th lowan The plane was last heard from on June 2 when it reported at Durant Okla where the pilot re ueled and headed north Inves jgators said he evidently missed a Kiamichi mountain pass through vhich pilots ordinarly fly over hat rough terrain and had turned back to find it when the crash occurred The body of the pilot was taken o an Atoka Okla funeral home those of his 4 passengers to a funeral home in Sherman Texas Searchershad difficulty recov ering the bodies because of flood ng rivers and creeks A CAP ilane sighted the plane less than an hour after the search was be gun Sunday Band Festival Gives Parking Meters Holiday Tuesday will be a holiday for he parking meters Chief Harold E Wolf announced Because Ma on City will be full of visitors for he North Iowa Band Festival and ince much of the city will be blocked to traffic much of the day officers will not tag cars for overtime parking he said This practice also has been followed in ther years McCLOY FIES TO U S Frankfurt Germany S High Commissioner John J Mc loy left by air Sunday for Vashington to attend budget hear ngs before the house appropri tions commission GlobeGazette photo by Sorlicn FLOAT TAKES SHAPE FOR FESTIVAL last minute prepara tions were under way Monday on many details of the North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City Tuesday Pictured above is a group working on the Ventura float one of 19 such units to be entered in the festival parade at 10 a m Tuesday Ventura has won the sweepstakes prize two years in succession and is trying for a 3rd win and perma nent possession of the trophy Tuesday Thefloat when finished will have 300 hours of work and will be made up of worth of paper and material Thirty persons will have had a hand in preparing it Approximately 500 rolls of crepe paper are being used Most recent entries of floats are the Mason City Rotary club and the Clear Lake Saddle club it was announced Monday Main events of the festival program include a luncheon for bandmasters at public appearance of queen candidates in Central park at p m and the entry of the bands at the stadium in the evening at for the grand finale and queen cpronation Hancher Hits Qualifications for President Raps Elections of Incompetent Men Cedar Rapids M Hancher president of the Univer sity of Iowa said Monday that qualifications for becoming presi dent of the United States seemed o be very meager indeed in his age of mass democratic vot ing He told Coe college seniors in a commencement address that democracy can easily degenerate nto sentimental equalitarianism adding that such a condition is equality run riot Popular Belief Particularly are we plagued by he belief that any honest well ntentioned citizen is competent to lold any office from that of cor oner or justice of the peace in the local township to the highest office in the United States We have the anomalous situa ion today that we can and do elect to high governmental offices representatives of the people who could not qualify for minor civil service positions in the selfsame overnment he said We would not consider for a moment allowing a medical doctor o practice his profession without some evidence that he knew the undamentals of the art he pro posed to practice Hancher added But for a president of the Jnited States the only require ments beyond that of getting elected are that he be a natural Wedemeyer Backs Mac in Coalition Dispute Washington Gen bert C Wedemeyer backed Gen Douglas MacArthur Monday in denials that they ever had favored a plan to bring the Chinese com munists and nationalists together in a coalition government The question became a sharp issue over the weekend because of testimony Secretary of State Acheson gave last week at the sen ate investigation of MacArthurs dismissal from his far eastern command Acheson read a 1945 message from Tokyo which quoted Mac Arthur Wedemeyer and Adrn Raymond Spruance as favoring steps to bring together and to effect a compromise between the major opposing groups in order o promote a unified democratic China Misinterpreted Some senators interpreted the message as meaning the 3 men backed an effort Gen George C Marshall made later to bring the Chinese nationalists and com munists together Marshall now secretary of de fense went to China that year on a special assignment from Presi dent Truman Wedemeyer testifying at the senate hearings said it was ab solutely incorrect to interpret that message as meaning the 3 of ficers favored a nationalistcom munist coalition Doesnt Agree Wedemeyer took sharp Issue born citizen of the United States of the age of 35 years he said Once Adequate Such requirements Hancher said may have been adequate at the time the constitution was framed He said it originally was believed the electoral college would select the wisest among us for the presidency But in an age of jet propulsion and mass democratic voting he said the requirements of birth and age seem very meager indeed We need to renounce once and for all time the theory of the inter changeable man with Acheson also on another point He said the cabinet officer had given the inquiry committee the erroneous impression that not only agreed with the state de partments pessimistic views con cerning the future of Formosa but jthat I even suggested the possible Ifall of that area to the com munists The general added I have never accepted the stale departments pessimistic view with reference to the future of Formo sa I have consistently and re peatedly recommended American supervised aid to the Chinese na tionalist government presently located in Formosa in order to stop the advance of communism in the far east The state departments pessi mistic views as Wedemeyer called them were expressed in a 1949 document circulated to its representatives abroad This paper anticipated the fall of Formosa to the Chinese communists Wedemeyer said Acheson had wrongly interpreted the Wede meyer Spruance MacArthur proposals as the basis for Gener al Marshalls 194546 mission to China FINAL DRIVE FOR INSECT Cityans will ously Monday evening if there is to be an adequate insect control program this sum mer they were told Monday Mrs Carl Borland is making her contribution to 3 mem bers of the Mason City Amvcts post left to right Marvin McKec E 0 Moss and Bob Wallace Moss and Wallace are cochairmen of the drive to raise so a fogging service can cover the city 3 times this summer A previous porchlight campaign raised approximately Monday evening Mason Cityans were asked to telephone any one of four numbers so an Amvet member may call for a contribution The numbers arc 3405 4455W 2807 and 5303M OPS Looks for Iowa Black Market Meat DCS Moincs office of price stabilization agents were out looking for black market meat slaughterers Monday They were the first OPS field men to do any meat checking since the Iowa OPS office was se up R K Brannon enforcement of ficer for the Iowa OPS said Sat u r d a y that 6 or 8 fieldnnen would start looking around for illegal operators He said the agents expect to find something although al weve heard so far have been ru mors The agents xvill concentrate a first on places where slaughtering is done without federal inspec tion Brannon said Later investigation will be ex panded to cover all slaughterers All slaughterers by now arc supposed to be registered with OPS If any unregistered slaughterers are iound the fed eral government has the power to issue injunctions or file crimi nal charges Heavy fines or im prisonment could result REDS HOLD 300000 Taipch Formosa The Chinese nationalist defense min istry reported Sunday that the reds have arrested more than 300 000 persons in Shanghai from April 27 through May Yanks Knock Out Red Iron Push 3 Miles Deeper Russ Ask All Nation Peace Talk By THOMAS WHITNEY Moscow demandec Sunday that all nations w h i fought Japan in World war II b invited to a peace conference ii July or August one of the coun tries invited would be commu nist China The demand was included in a 19page note handed U S Ambas sador Alan G Kirk by Deputj Foreign Minister V A Zorin I replied to an American note dated May 19 The Russian note reiterated tha a council of foreign ministers in eluding Russia the United States Britain France and communis China was the proper forum fo preparation of the treaty for con sideration by the larger group Plea Rejected The Soviets called also for sign ing of any peace treaty by al nations which fought Japan ra ther than conclusion of separat treaties and said all the wartim allies must participate in prepara tion of the treaty Russia agai rejected an American invitatio to negotiate with the U S on th U Sproposed draft of the treatj The U S on May 19 rejecte treaty preparation by a ministers council on the grounds that thi would permit the communists t delay the treaty by misuse o the veto power The U S also re jects inclusion of red China which she does not the foreign ministers council The U S has been circulatin a draft of a proposed Japanes treaty among nations includin Russia which fought Japa Communist China has not been in eluded since the U S recognize the nationalists as the legal gov ernment of China The soviet note said it consid ered the following basic in an consideration of a peace treaty fo Japan 1 The peace treaty must b multilateral not separate from which not one country participat ing in the war with Japan mus excluded from the prepara ion and signature of the treaty 2 It must be worked out or the basis of the Cairo and Pots dam declarations and the Yalt agreements Formosa Involved 3 For the consideration o available projects for a peac treaty with Japan there must b called in July or August 1951 jeace conference of rcpresenta ives of all states participating wit armed forces in the war will Japan Point two was a clear reiteration of previous Russian demands tha Formosa be handed over to the Chinese communists on conclusion of the treaty The Cairo declara ion said that Formosa should bt aken from Japan at that time anc Jiven to the Republic of China The U S maintains that this ha already been done since the island s now controlled by the govern ment it recognizes as the lega government of China JUSTICE DUFFY DIES Dublin fi Justice Gavan Duffy 69 president of the Irish republics high court died Sun day About The WEATHER Iowa Partly cloudy through Tuesday Occasional thunder showers extreme southwes Monday night and Tuesday Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 45 to 50 northwest 50 to 55 southeast High Tuesday 78 to 80 Light variable winds Tuesday Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy with a rising temperature trenc Wednesday and Thursday Tem peratures in the 80s by Wed nesday Scattered showers and thunderstorms west portion Wednesday and most of state Thursday Mason City Partly cloudy and mild through Tuesday Low Monday night 52 to 55 High Tuesday 75 to 80 Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday Fair Monday night Little change in temperature Low Monday night 4045 north 4550 south High Tuesday 75 north 78 south i GlobeGazette weather data for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 80 51 68 03 Tokyo Allied troops and tanks knocked out the props of the communist iron triangle Monday and pushed almost 3 miles deeper into North Korea toward new com munist defense lines A pooled field dispatch said 8th army infantrymen ad vanced up to 4500 yards Monday then were stopped cold by a regiment of 1500 Chinese troops and heavy artillery fire The action took place on a road leading north to Kum song new Chinese assembly area 12 miles northeast of aptured Kumhwa Front line officers believed they had bumped into the new main communist defense lines south of Kumsong Allied tanks rumbled into Chonvon and Kumhwa al most simultaneously at midday Monday Thick carpets ol mines slowed the tanks But red rear guards armed only with rifles and ma chineguns faded quickly before the blasting fire of Amer can tanks Infantrymen moved in with he tanks taking over the anchors of the reds vaunted assembly area 20 miles north of the 38th parallel Lt Gen James A Van Fleet UN ground commander announced final seizure of the area Sun day evening and the climax of a bitter 8day battle But the two towns were not actually occupied until about midday Monday Good for Tanks Greek Turkish Philippine and Thai troops fought over the last lills opening the way to Pyong yang valley for American tanks The flat valley lands controlling he central Korean road network are perfect tank territory Heds pulled back toward Pyonggang apex of the triangle 28 miles north of the parallel They abandoned huge stacks of equipment they could not pull out Red resistance weakened along the front except at one east of the Hwachon reservoir They sacrificed approximately 40000 troops in the last 10 days Van Fleet said trying tokeep the allies away from the triangle The valley was the fountainhead of two communist spring offensives US Defense Secretary George C Marshall said the Chinese have got themselves into a dif ficult situation Any peace moves he said would have to come from the reds Face Problem But they have the problem of face he explained the import ance of which is hard for us to understand Marshall said he couldnt con ceive of the Korean war going on for years nor could he see a quick end to it The secretarys comments were made as he ended a day visit to Tokyo and the Korean front He reiterated his visit involved neither peace moves nor new in structions to the allied command As Chinese triangle 72 pulled out of the F84 Thunderjets plastered the Sonchon supply area to the north in one of their heav iest raids of the war Pilots reported they flattened 400 buildings and wrecked other military targets with jellied gaso Jne bombs rockets and machine gun fire Other warplanes raided 8 red air fields Altogether 900 sorties vere mounted by UN air forces Sunday through clouds and show Safe Stolen With Concession Money From Chisox Park Chicago broke nto a concession firms office dur ng Sunday night at Comiskey 3ark home of the Chicago White Sox and stole a safe which the manager estimated contained be ween 850000 and The theft was discovered when he office was opened Monday The funds represented the inns weekend receipts from sale f soft drinks and snacks to rec rdbreaking crowds which have vatched the Sox games with the ew York Yankees Don McKay manager of the II inois Sports Service which op rates the concession said the money had been scheduled to be iickcd up by the Brinks express Monday Police said the theft was disi overed by a park employe when e opened the office Monday The ffice separate from the Sox of ice is located al the south end of he field Police said that the burglars ap arently scaled the park fence and hen jimmied the door to the con ession office The burglars broke irough a wall so they could move ic 3foot square safe into a larg r office and out to a ramp where BURTON B BAGLEY Burton Bagley Oil Off idol Dies at 52 Burton Bogardus Bagley 52 as sistant personnel managerand safety supervisor at the Standard Oil company in MasonJCity died suddenly at his home 610 N Fed eral shortly after 5 p m Sunday He had been employed by company for the past 26 years On Nov 4 1950 he suffered a neart attack at Minneapolis and had returned to part time work June 1 1951 Botn Here Mr Bagley was born May 10 1899 in Mason City the son of the late W G C Bagley and Wini fred Bogardus Bagley of Mason City He attended the Mason City public schools andwas graduated from the high school in 1916 He left the University of Wis consin in 1918 for army service at Camp Hancock Augusta Ga Fol lowing World war I he was em ployed at the Northwestern States Portland Cement company for several years in the chemical la boratory On June 3 1925 he entered the employment of the StandardOil company in which he held the po sition of assistant manager of per sonnel and safety director for ths Mason City division Survivors Mr Bagley was married to Miss Beatrice Warfield of Mason City June 8 1920 Surviving are his wife Beatrice Warfield Bagley soninlaw and daughter Dr and Mrs R F Jean Kunz Jr grandson John Raymond Kunz mother Mrs W C Bagley sister Margaret L 3agley all of Mason City and jro ther Robert W Bagley Des Moines Mr Bagley was a member of the First Methodist church the American Legion and the Elks club Funeral services will be held at 3 p m Wednesday at the First Methodist church with Doctor loyd A Gustafson officiating Mends may call at the Patterson James chapel from Monday eve ning until 2 p m Wednesday The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p m until the time if services Wednesday Interment vill be at Elmwood cemetery The attersonJames funeral home is n charge Rock Injures Tot Playing on Teeter West Durnan 2 son of Mr and Mrs Leo Durnan Wadena is in serious condition in an Oelwein hospital with internal injuries suffered when a large rock fell on his stomach from a hey apparently carted it away in teetertotter on which he was Playing Sunday evening at his truck McKay first said that the safe onlained at least but tor changed his estimate to be vccn and Fingerprint experts were as gncd to check the office and its ontents i farm home COLLISION KILLS 13 Trier Germany A sight seeing bus collided with a train Sunday night killing 13 persons and injuring 35 others critically ;