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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER Edited lor UM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 10 W A H S N 11 G H 0 t S HOME EDITION LVU Associated Press and United Prow Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FKIUAV MARCH 1951 This Paper Consists of Two 1M Yugoslavia Charges Russ Mass Troops By HELEN FISHER Belgrade Yugoslavia IP Yugoslavia charged Frida that Russia is massing men and weapons along her fron tiers for an attack aimed at overthrowing Marshal Tito government Large contingents of soviet troops are stationed neai the border in both Romania and Hungary and Russia als and mobilizing is arming those soviet Balkan satellites the Yugoslav government said Friday in a white paper presented at a news conference Little War Nearly 2000 border incidents and shootings in the past 3 years already have created a permanent little war on our frontiers Yu goslavia charged The white book added that widespread military preparations now taking place were aimed at attack operations in the direc tion of Yugoslavia All along the frontier Yugo slavia charged Russia and her satellites are removing the popu lation planting minefields erect ing barbed wire barricades dig ging trenches and building em placements for artillery mortars and machineguns New roads and new airfields are being built the white book continued and more and more military units are being built along border areas for intensive train ing Large scale manuevers are be ing carried out all of them hav ing the same underlying attack operations in the direction of Yugoslavia the book said All this is accompanied by in tensive antiYugoslav propagands in the armies of these states Romania Bulgaria and Hungarj are calling up new reserves fo armies which already far exceed peace treaty limitations the bopl said Preparations also are hem made to mobilize by registering reserves transportation and live stock Against Time The mobilization preparation are being brought to a close with the aim of shortening as much a possible the time it takes to mobilize Yugoslavia charged Russia is supplying all kinds o weapons to the satellite armies anc the satellites themselves are pro ducing soviettype weapons in an effort to accomplish standard ization of arms Yugoslavia said In these countries the produc tion of armaments of a type anc caliber used in the Soviet Union is increasing the book said Th armaments stocks in these armie are also growing with the help o deliveries direct from the Sovie Union These countries are introducing bombers and tanks over the specifications of weigh and number contained in the peace treaty UMT Wins Senate Test by Big Vote System Aims for 6 Months Training Washington n i v e r s a military training Friday won 6i to 20 a test vote in the senate Turned down by the roll cal count was an effort to strip the proposed longterm program from the pending draftmanpower bill The provisions aim for an even tual system under which ever youngster on reaching 18 would have at least 6 months of military training It is part of a measure to ex pand and extend the existing se lective service act due to expire July 9 With this major issue out of the way leaders expected to beat down a number of other pending amendments and then finally com plete passage of the broad univer sal military training and service act Senators Edwin C Johnson CD Colo and Bricker ROhio spon sored the amendment to knock out the universal military training features GRANT TO PUBLIC HEALTH Washington D C was granted by the public health service during the fiscal year ending June 30 for water pollution studies SAME DATE flag means traffic death in past 24 hours Mason Cityan Bound for Bigamy Trial Gilpin Appears at Northwood Northwood H Gil pin Mason City man who spen the 1st night of his honeymoon in a Minnesota jail Friday wa bound over to district court for trial on a bigamy charge The 23yearold lowan had waived extradition and was re turned to Northwood Thursday from Albert Lea Minn Appearing in justice court Friday he waivec preliminary hearing and was bound over to Worth county dis trict court under bond Fail ing to post it he was placed in jail Gilpin is charged with having been married 4 times and divorced only twice His 4th marriage Gilpin ad mitted was to the former Ellen Harvey 21 year old Clear Lake Iowa girl She was not in court but a woman identified as Gilpins 3rd wife Mrs Alice Bebault of Minneapolis was an interested spectator at Fridays proceedings Gilpin said he had married her under the alias of Robert H Be bault He reported Thursday that she had promised to stick by him Gilpin and his Clear Lake bride were jailed in February after they went to Albert Lea on their honey moon Gilpin is a former inmate of the St Cloud Minn reformatory He had served a term for car theft The warrant said Gilpin had used the names of Dale H John son and Robert H Bebault This Baby Sitter Wouldnt Sit Still San Bernardino Cal lice say they have uncovered a 16 year old girl baby sitter who had the baby sit while she ran sacked neighboring homes Police said she would wait until the parents left then take the baby and go out ringing doorbells When she came to a house with out a response she would force entrance place the infant on an easy chair or sofa and take what ever valuables appealed to her Police said she told them she en tered as many as 3 homes a night while getting paid to care for a child A suspicious housewife provided authoiities with a tip that led to the girls arrest j AP Wirephoto HES 111 AND LOOKING FOR A P Oli veres who is 111 years old Friday confesses to a slight case of spring fever as he takes time out from his search for a job to talk to his niece MrsLawrence Scoma in Dallas Texas Oliveres fails to see any humor in his search for a job I can do anything he explained My vision and hearing are good and my health excellent Diary Says President Sought Loan for Hotel By G MILTON KELLY Washington probinginto the operations f the RFC picked up new trails Friday from a cluefilled iary which said President Truman once intervened through m aide in behalf of an applicant for a big loan The diary came from the desk of Walter L Dunham a econstruction finance cor loration director He quickly iecame one of its chief targets a1 closed door hearing before a enate banking subcommittee con ucting the inquiry The group ater made public a stenographic ecord of his testimony Call From Steelman Subcommittee members dug rom the diary word that John R teelman a top white house aide ad quoted Mr Truman himself n telephone calls to RFC direc ors last June 30 after some of All WEATHER Mason City Partly cloudy and a little warmer Friday night Low Friday night 10 Cloudy and warmer Saturday with high 38 owa Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday night Low Fri day night 10 above northeast 25 southwest Saturday cloudy and warmer with light snow ex treme north High Saturday 35 northwest southeast South erly 25 M1 P H winds Satur day Further outlook Cloudy with scattered showers east por tion Saturday night Low 15 to 28 Sunday morning Partly cloudy and colder Sunday with high 22 to 30 owa 5day weather Temperatures will average near normal Normal highs 42 north 48 south Normal lows 22 north 28 south Warmer entire period except turning briefly colder on Monday and Wednesday Pre cipitation will average around onequarter inch occurring as frequent snow flurries north and occasionally in the central portion Occasional rain south portion Sunday and Tuesday finncsola Cloudy windy and considerably warmer with occa sional snow Friday night Sal lem balked at a proposed 00000 loan to construct a nd bomb shelter under Boston ommon Dunham was an opponent of the roposed loan No sir Dunham replied twice vhen he was asked whether Steel nan ever urged you or any di ector to act favorably on a loan hich you thought you should isapprove Fulbright handed the diary to unnam asking him to read a une 30 entry which said in part Mr John Steelman white house elephoned Said the president ad requested him to call each irector of the RFC regarding the arage to be constructed under ic Boston common Boston Mass Legality Questioned Mr Dunham questioned the egality of the loan Dr Steelman Iso stated that the study of the tuation revealed that conditions would justify extreme interest on the part of RFC The RFC directors approved the loan that same day but the money was never turned over because the applicant Motor Parks Inc did not meet the conditions the agency laid down for security Bernard Goldfinc head of the Motor Parks firm said in a state ment I have never in connection with this application or any other venture with which I have been associated directly or indirectly used any intermediaries nor any five percenters nor have I used any outside influence I do not know any expediters The loan was approved on merit and merit only Harsh Terms Goldfine said the RFC loan was approved on conditions that were so harsh it would have been im possible to comply with them Steelman had been named in previous investigations as having urged the RFC to make a 000 loanto the Lustron corpora tion a prefabricated housing firm in Columbus Ohio which went into bankruptcy Lustrons affairs are involved deeply in this in quiry too Dunham also testified that Wil liam M Boyle Jr democratic na tional chairman once asked me if I would use my influence to have George Tribble a Baltimore in surance man appointed a director of the Preferred Accident Insur ance company an RFC borrower The diary recorded that Tribble got the jobthat Dunham reported on it to Boyles office but that Capehart Calls for Truman Apology Washington Senator Capehart RInd said Friday the senate investigation of gov ernment loans lias turned up corruption and rottenness for which President Truman should apologize and take appropri ate action A scandal that makes the Teapot Dome scandal look like Sunday school stuff Capehart told reporters Capehart is a member of a senate banking subcommittee which has been looking into charges of influence in lending by the reconstruction finance corporation He said the inquiry shows millions upon millions of dol lars of public funds have been loaned on a basis of political favoritism that traces right back to the white house itself Its time now Capehart added for the president to speak out and act Dunham had balked later at a pro posal to make Tribble president of the company About this the undated diary entry said Mr Dunham states that in view of the investigation being conducted at the present time the safest course to follow is to do nothing until the report is com pleted A Republican Dunham a lifelong renublican conceded he became a member of a social group which had lunch with Boyle 2 or 3 times Others he said were William E Willett an RFC director also under fire from the subcommittee White House Aide Donald Dawson and E Merl Young husband of a white house stenographer UN Rips Gaping Holes in Communist Defense Red Attack Blunted f Enemy Casualties Big By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops ripped gaping holes in commu nist lines as they drove ahead as much as 4 miles Friday in heir big new Korean offensive Thousands of red casualties were added Friday to the more than 17000 killed or wounded in the first two day of the allied northward push A U S 9th corps spokes nan said the enemyseems to bi high tailing it along the entin westcentral front He indicated a general with drawal from the U S 8th armys major offensive was in progress The total does not include the oll taken Thursday night when red counterattacks were crushed Allied losses have not been an nounced They were said to be relatively light 5 UN Divisions Hit The reds smashed at 5 allied divisions in their nighttime effor o check the grinding UN advance The Chinese and Korean com munists struck with grenades rifles mortars They employee virtually every trick of Asian war The red attacks started in the last against the South Korean sec or hitting the republic 5th anc 7th divisions Then they rumbled westward against the American 7th 2nd and 24th divisions in tha order Some of the attacks lasted hroughout the night Others were short punches of only about an lour The reds broke off most of he longer attacks at dawn The South Korean 7th was still locked n battle at daybreak Friday UN forces resumed their ad vance at daybreak behind thun dering artillery barrages and leavy air strikes Warplanes o he U S air force navyand jna ine corps and South Africa and Australia joined in the assault Last Ditch AtUck AP Correspondent Nate Polo vetsky reported from the central ront that the red night attacks may be the start of a lastditch communist attempt to drive the allies out of Korea General Mac Arthur has reported signs of a Chinese buildup for a new drive Some American officers how ever said they thought Chinese communist strength waning An officer of the U S 1st cav alry division said the Chinese may have suffered so heavily in battle and from disease and cold that they are withering on the vine The Chinese soldier is a poor uneducated illfed ignorant man who fights only because he is told to fight said Lt Col Jacob Schacter This soldier is faced by a pre ponderance of machines men and equipment He is blasted from the earth and sky Even a mule will reach a point where even the whip will per suade him to go no farther Per haps we have found a breaking point of a Chinese soldier Linkup On the westcentral front the US 25th and 24th divisions linked up Thursday east of Seoul redheld former South Korear capital The 25th consolidated its triple bridgehead across the Han river east of the burnedout old capital and advanced more than one mile In making contact with the 25th the 24th made Thursdays best miles It fought off two red counterattacks on high ground near Yangpyong and drove for ward over almost impassable mountains Omaha Deaf Mute Slayer Confesses John White Gives Up to Chicago Police Picture on Page 2 Chicago R White a youthful church elder eonfessec Friday that he killed his pretty young wife in Omaha Police Lieutenant John J Golden said White related in a signed state ment that he choked his wife to death Wednesday morning The slaying he added followed an argument over whether they should take a cab or a street car home from a theater The body of Mrs Katherine White 24 a deaf mute was found in the couples Omaha apartment Thursday Reads Newspaper Lieut Golden said White 28 took a train to Chicago Wednes day slept at a hotel for two nights andread a newspaper ac count of the death of his bride of a year Then he looked up the address of the detective bureau Friday morning went there and surrendered White a helper in a steel mill and an elder in the Bethlehem Lutheran church set forth in his statement The couple went toa theater in Omaha Tuesday night Onthe way home they argued Mrs White wanted to take a taxi and 16 insisted on going on a street ar They renewed the dispute in heir apartment and went to bed at 3 a m When I was ready to leave or work about a m Wed I went in to kiss my wife goodbye and she refused to ciss me Whites statement con inued Then I grabbed her around he throat with my two hands and started to choke her and she started to struggle Continued Choking I continued to choke her for BULLETIN BEVIN RESIGNS London Ernest Bevin has resigned as Britains foreign minister it was announced Fri day night Deputy Prime Min ister Herbert Morrison will take his post about 10 minutes while she was ying in bed She was still breathi ng but unconscious I kept on choking her and she slid off the bed on to the floor where I straddled her body and continued choking her until about am vhen I thought there was no more life in her body because she didnt make any more moves At Omaha Douglas County At orney Eugene Fitzgerald filed a murder charge against White rriday and then left by plane for Chicago with Detective Inspector Harry Green Omaha police officers found a etter in the apartment apparent y written in haste It was ad dressed to Mrs Whites mother Mrs Bertha Craven Faribault Minn It read in part Dear 0 jO SUTUTTMHtll AP Wirephoto UN TROOPS PUSH from boxes iiidi cate where American and South Korean troops are grind ing slowly ahead in Korea Their advance overcame red counterattacks Potato Groups Give Support to McKinley a line to let you know I want a divorce because Johns really mean He almost choked me to death twice He is always having a hot temper We have a nice home but it dont satisfy him I want to make him happy but he doesnt like any thing about home I have to warn him good but he laughs Power of the Press Salem Mass Salem youths told police they aban doned a stolen safe then back for a rewarding 2nd went look after reading in a newspaper that it contained By DAVE BRYANT GlobeGazette Farm Editor North Iowa commercialpotato growers voted unanimously here Friday to offer moral and financial support to H L McKinley St Ansgar potato grower in his alleged Violatiou of potato marketing order No 60 requiring the federal inspection oJ potatoes Seven of the growers indicated Intentions toattend the prelimi nary hearing in federal courl scheduled for 10 a m Monday at Waterloo in which the U S de partment of agriculture to obtain an injunction to restrain McKinley from selling potatoes which have not been federally in spected In our opinion the marketing order is unfair to growers the potato growers stated in their res olution It gives the secretary ol agriculture dictatorial powers over potato growers and is con irary to the rights and privileges granted under the constitution of the United States The North Iowa growers pointed out that Iowa commercial potato growers at a meeting April 4 1950 in Britt voted 24 to 1 against being included in the marketing agreement area and the require ment for federal inspection of po tatoes Later in April a delegation ap pointed by the potato growers at ended a publichearing in Minne apolis to protest again the inclu sion of the 12 North Iowa coun ies in the marketing agreement area The resolution adopted by the potato growers explained that The referendum vote of last Sep ember on marketing order No 60 ffas unfairly conducted No repre entative of the potato growers was permitted to be present when ballots were counted and the re sults of voting by states never has been made public The potato marketing agree ment including price supports was voted into effect by growers of the northern areas which were not so favorably located with regard to markets it was stated Almost half of the 1950 North Dakota po tato crop was sold to the govern ment it was pointed out It was estimated that carrying his case to the U S supreme cour will cost McKinley at least 000 The group of potato grower decided to withhold financia support at the present time Vol untary contributions with the pos sibility of assessments on each grower were suggested Orville Thogerson Swea Citv grower declared we all may be out of the potato growing busi ness by next year if McKinlej loses his case There was no op position in the group to support of McKinley under the program tition signed by tSe growers or an order from Secre tary of Agriculture Brannan Neither seems probable in the near future the North row ers agreed f itJ However the it the meeting laid plans to get all of Iowas potato growers to sign a petition stating that the flowers of the state do not wish to be in cluded in the market agreement area It was pointed out thatit is im practical for either the govern ment or the individual to pay the cost of federally inspecting ipotar toes grown on scattered Iowa farms The Iowa potato growers never have wanted or asked for gov ernment intervention in their po tato marketing program the growers said They can supply only 10 per cent of the demand within the state and never have had a surplus it was pointed out urday windy occasional snow and Warmer southeast and extreme cast Saturday Low Fri day night near 5 above north to 10 above south High Saturday 10 above northwest 3035 south east GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 12 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 0 Physicians Dispute FDR a Dying Man in 1944 By LYLE C WILSON Washington is the phy sicians against the politicians in the dispute whether insiders knew F D R was a dying man when he sought and won a 4th term James A Farley has just given the latest testimony in a statement that among political leaders it was widely known that Mr Roosevelt was a dying man when he was renominated in 1944 If so the voters were defrauded of knowledge to which they were entitled before being asked to ex press their preference at the polls Farley is clear of that because he opposed both the 3rd and 4th term Many Roosevelt books pub lished since F D Rs death more or less support Farleys statement But during the 1944 presidential campaign itself the rumors of Mr Roosevelts inca pacity were countered with de nials and ihc rumors themselves were disposed of as ugly and a dishonor to voters who heard them The files relate that just prior to the 1944 election Vice Admiral Ross T Mclntire said here that the president was in good health and without organic difficulties at all although underweight Admiral Mclntire was the presi dents physician F D Rs heart specialist goes along substantially with Mclntire The admiral wrote a book after his patients death holding that F D R was in good shape until the presidential votes were counted in November 1944 but began to crack up shortly thereafter Just before his re nomination Mclntire reported F D R in excellent shape The gossipcrs in fact were never further from the truth Mclntire said in his book than when they declared that the presidents collapse was plainly apparent before and during the campaign Jonathan Daniel set out in The Man of Independence a biogra phy of President Truman that F D R was a dying man in 1944 and that some of his associates knew it He relates that Edwin Pauley sparked the strategy to make Mr Truman the 1944 vice presidential nominee with this slogan You are not nominating a vice presi dent but a president of the United States Pauley meant F D R wouldnt live out his term Edward J Flynn in Youre the Boss wrote of F D R prior to his 4th nomination in April 1944 He seemed to lack power to make decisions How ever once more as in 1940 the group surrounding him was press ing him to undertake another cam paign Iowa House Passes Pay Raise Bill By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines two dayi of vigorous debate the Iowa house late Thursday passed an omnibus bill the major provision of which is to raise most county officials salaries S800 a year The measure was sent to the senate by a vote of 97 to 2 The dissenters were Rep Ted Clark RMystic and Grant Shifflett So numerous were the amend ments adopted or defeated that Rep Dwight Meyer ROdebplt filed a motion following the final passage to reconsider the measure Wants to Check He said his sole purpose was to lold the bill in the house until it s printed as passed and checked to see whether it does what a ma jority of the memaers want it to do One question concerned wheth er the increases voted would be affected by the federal wage freeze The county officers sal aries now vary according to the population of the county and the raises voted would range from 33i down to 8 per cent The wage freeze restricts private employe increases to 10 per cent over the January 1950 level Rep A C Hanson chairman of the committee which brought out the original salary bill said he doubted whether the federal government has the au thority to govern salaries paid to county officials I dont believe the federal gov ernment would do anything about salary increases for county offi cials even it1 it could because that would be overriding the wishes of he legislature he commented The major points in the salary bill as it was passed by the house were these 1 All county officials except members of boards of supervisors vould get salary increases of a year 2 Beginning next year these nd other salary adjustments ;