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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for dw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSrAPIK THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH I 0 W A N I N 116 H O ft HOME EDITION VOL LVri United Prew Full Lowe Flv KOREA MASON CiTY IOWA FftllMY MARCH 23 Thil Pupcr CooiliU at 38 PARAttfl Pupyong Hongchon KOREA SOUTH Chipyong II WHERE ALLIED TROOPS LINK UP WITH PARATROOPERS The cross In the area northwest of Seoul indicates where ground forces Friday made contact with para troopers who made a surprise jump behind red lines in SouthKorea A triplepronged arrow shows how UN forces have fanned out west north and east after capturing Ui jongbu In the Chtmchpn area U S fighterbombers attacked reds open arrows dug Paratroopers Surprise Reds North of Seoul By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo of American paratroopers made surprise assault landing north of Seoul Friday behind an estimated 20000 panicked and fleeing communist troops Allied armor speeding north from Seoul in a fresh 3 division offensive linked upwith the chutists in a few hours Air observers said the cutoff reds threw away their guns and other equipment a they scrambled to escape th threatened allied trap The 20000 reds were part lome 60000 Chinese and Korea communists earlier reported du in east and south of the drop are in defenses 25 miles wide and 1 miles deep There was norrimmediate wor whether the bulk of this force still was south of the border Kill the Enemy Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgwaj commander of the U S 8th arm directed the coordinated air ground strike The purpose of this operatio is to kill the enemy he told cor respondents a few minutes befor the air drop The 187th airborne regiraenta combat by tough wiry Rangers specially trained fo behindthelines th Korean dirt near Munsan 9 mile south of parallel 38 and 21 mile northwest of Seoul A field dispatch said the opera tion looked like sweet peas sud denly blooming in the spring Parachutes blossomed into red blue yellow and gray flowers tha drifted down to the fields and rice paddies Ridgway a paratrooper himself landed among the airdroppec troops in a light observation plane 29 minutes after the 1st chutist the silk He carried a pistol in hand and familiar grenade hitched to his paratroop harness Supply Road Cut The paratroopers quickly cut the red supply road running south from Kaesong two miles south of the border Ridgway said the air troopers landed with no appreciable losses and are now proceeding to iecure their objectives The only mishap of the huge airdrop was the explosion of a S119 flying boxcar cargo plane in the air after it delivered its paratroopers AP Correspondents Tom Stone and John Randolph who wit nessed the airdrop from accom panying planes said there appar ently was no contact with enemy ground troops by the paratroopers initial landing A major at the said Seems to me theres no sweat It looks like a good show No Return Fire The flying boxcars met no anti aircraft fire No enemy planes rose to try to break up the surprise More Snow Moves Into North Iowa North lowans looked about Fri day and summed up the situation in two words More snow The highway patrol looked at the roads and urged motorists to keep off The Jefferson bus lines said it was rough MidContinent airlines said No planes allied move UN warplanes blistered red held hills just ahead of the para troopers The drop was completed in an hour The troops landed near the place on the western front where Chi nese troops launched their New Years eve drive that sent UN forces reeling backwards into South Korea The airborne infantrymen and the rangers shucked off their para chute harnesses and struck out for red positions across rice paddies Follow Ammunition field guns anc ieeps followed them to the ground swinging under bright multicol ored parachutes Ridgway flew to his men in a small plane instead of he drop from the air in his con flying fortress I want freedom of movement e said Something might happen and I want to be there The paratroopers landed in an irea less than a mile long They were within red positions de cribed by intelligence as 15 miles deep It was the 2nd airborne landing if the war The 1st on a smaller cale was in North Korea north vest of the red capital of Pyorig ang last Oct 20 and 21 AP Correspondent Jim Becker eported after a flight over the ew battleground that red fox oles and entrenchments were mpty They sure were not yesterday is pilot told him I cant under 2 Columns Theallied ground drive north rom Seoul was spearheaded by vo armored columns One column captured the road jb of Uijongbu 11 miles north f the South Korean capital with firing a shot It fanned out len to the north west and east the ruined town SpringLike Then And Thursday it was spring like Strong northwesterly win d s reached 33 miles an hour in Ma son City Visibility was zero to an eighth of a mile in NorthIowa on highways Drifting shut after being opened briefly following last weekends storm The weather isnt wrong the snow may end Friday evening Drifts Reduced Thursdays warmer tempera tures reduced Iowa snow depths from one to 6 inches The weather bureau said that from a third to lalf an inch of water was released by the melting snow but that the rate of thaw would slow down to a stop by Saturday due to de clining temperatures Jefferson bus lines said its buses were still going out Friday afternoon but were having diffi culty making schedules The lines said many would be hours late The Milwaukee road reported its train No 11 from Chicago ar rived in Mason City at a m hours and 20 minutes late The northbound Rock Island Rocket was an hour late Friday afternoon White Snow Pretty Dirty Snow Melts Plane With 53 Aboard Disappears Washington big air force transport plane with 53 aboard is missing on a flight over the At lantic from the United States to England the air force reported Friday One of those aboard was iden tified by the air force as Brig Gen Paul T Cullen deputy com mander at Barksdale field near Shreveport La who was enroute to an undisclosed European des tination Southwest of Ireland Reports earlier from London said the transport a C124 known as Globemaster II vanished in the rain and fog over the ocean after making a routine radio re port Thursday night 7 p m CST that it was 800 miles southwest of Ireland American British and Irish search and rescue planes combed the area where the plane was last reported without sighting any trace of wreckage or life rafts The air force said in ing however it still held hope for the plane because it could have reached Iceland or t h e Azores Communications with those areas have been bad for hours An air force spokesman saidthe giant transport had about 8 hours 3f fuel left when it lastreported It was then within 6 hours flight of Ireland Iceland or the Azores Radio Hampered The air force said weather con ditions have made radio commu nication very difficult in the north Atlantic and that messages have not gone through to several places where the missing plane could have landed Another big plane a military air transport was temporarily re ported overdue on a flight from Iceland to this country It later landed safely at Argentia Nfld The missing plane was enroute from Limestone Maine air base to the American base at Milden hall in Suffolk England Kitts Must Serve 30 Years 20 for Hardy Robbers Convicted on 1st Ballot Prosecuting Attorney Is Jubilant Confessed Slayer Freed by Woman Jury Panel Members Embraced by Rogers MoineY ff Joseph A Rqgers freedby a jury of tearful women of arjrmrder charge in the shooting ofvari1 attractive divorcee in a hotel lobby here says he is going back to the farm and work hard arid make a man of myself The 33yearold Collins let out a rshriek of joy and em braced several of the allwoman jury when the verdict was an nounced Thursday He had been accusedof shoot ing to death Mrs Grace Del Vecchio 35 while her foster son Jimmy 6 looked on last Dec 3 The boy was a key witness against Hogers in the murder trial Rogers testified he did not mean to shoot Mrs Del Vecchio He said he intended to kill himself and shot herin a moment of con fusion after she spurned his offer of marriage Mrs Del Vecchio had been a housekeeper on the farm GlobeGazette photo by Muiser LAST Hardy left and Kenneth Kitts extreme right come out of the federal building in Mason City for the last time Hardy grinned broadly as he left the courtroom after being sentenced Ito 20 years in a federal penitentiary Kitts last step up from the basement door must serve 30 years in addition to 12 years in the Nebraska penitentiaryJ v Combined Terms Total 85 Years 4 Br DICK HABCDf It took one ballot Thursday evening for a jury of 11 women and one man to find Kenneth A Kitts and Yancey D Hardy fuilty on 3 counts of the Laurens bank robbery last Novv 3 tv The jury announced its verdict at p m Federal Judge Henry N Graven then handed out mum to tile dapper desperadoes Judge Graven sentenced Kitta 33yearold son of a Methodiit minister to 45 years He have to serve 30 yearj of thit iotai Hardy received and will serve 20 f McKinley Loveland Hazen Wrote Attack Des Moines snow is prettier but dirty snow melts faster Explaining a line in recent forecast that there would be some thawing where the snow is dirty the weatherbureau said The white snow reflects more light thandirty snow If the snow is covered with dirt it absorbs more heat from the and so melts faster suns rays Worn Against Possible Enemy Biological War Chicago of Americas top medical experts on biologic warfare warned Friday that enemy saboteurs could launch a germ at tack on the United States budding mobilization program with virtu ally no risk of exposure While some medical authorities believe biologic attack never xvill be a serious threat he added others presumably equally com petent have stated that it is a greater hazard than the atomic bomb The dangers of biologic attack before and during a shooting war were described by Dr Victor H Haas of Bethesda Md director of the national biological institute of health public health service fed eral security agency He gave this picture of how could operate Many infectious or poisonous are easy to ob tain A scientist could grow them in his kitchen A minor laboratory worker could produce them on the sly in a university commercial or other legitimate laboratory v A janitor or maintenance man could dump the biologic agents into the air circulatingsystems of important buildings Saboteurs could feed them into water reser voirs water pipes or milk or food supplies They could be pumped into the general atmosphere with ordinary insect sprayers They even could be introduced into drugs or cosmetics or sprayed on paper money Dr Haas said the attack could oe timed to interfere with mo ailization andto reduce the ef fectiveness of reaction to a subse quent overt attack In this case key persons in high military or civilian posts or critical utility centers might become the targets About The WEATHER Mason City Snow ending Friday evening Continued fresh north erly winds Clearing during night with low of 15 Sunny and cold Saturday with high near 30 Iowa Fresh northerly winds di minishing slowly Friday night Saturday sunny with higher aft ernoon temperatures northwest High Saturday 3438 north to 3642 south Further outlook Partly cloudy and little warmer Sunday with more rain or snow likely by Sunday night Colder Monday slow rising tempera tures Tuesday and Wednesdav of Rogers uncle Mrs Geneva S Sigler the jury foreman said the jurors felt that Joe had been a good boy all his life She added that we know hell turn out right if given a chance Another juror Mrs Margaret Jones said the state didnt prove anything on him Asked how he felt after the acquittal was announced Rogers I feellike a million dollars No I cant really express how I feel Everyonehas been sowonderful to me and I thank them all from thebottom of my heart Im going back to the farm and St Hazen state PMA chairman and Al Loveland state OPS director were accused Friday ol writing a detailed and personal attack upon the integ rity of H L McKinley St Ansgar potato grower McKinley charged the two state officials with vritmg major part of a speech delivered Tues day on the floor of the Iowa house by Rep John E Hanson Dedham democratic floor leader The St Ansgar farmer said blyinformed Hansens statement was given in a request to reconsider a reso lution passed earlier by the legis latuie condemning Secretary of had urged allout production McKinley stated The St Ansgar potato grower stated that he and his sons had not taken a dollar of government money for potatoes since that time McKinley challenged Hansens proposition that marketing pota toes which were not federally inspected could become a health risk This is pure bunk he de clared Poses Question work hard and myself make a man of Temperatures for the next 5 days will average 36 degrees below normal Normal highs 48 54 lows 2530 Minnesota Clearing Friday cold er central and south portions Saturday fair with rising tem peratures Low Friday night 5 above to 5 below north 515 above south High Saturday 25 30 north 3238 south GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snowfall 41 27 27 H 1 inches Army Cuts April Draft Call in Half Washington army an nounced Friday it is cutting in half the April draft call of 80000 It announced the April call has been reduced to 40000 An increase in voluntary enlist ments and a decline in Korean casualties made the action pos sible the army said The army notified selective service headquarters that the re duction in the quota could be made without interfering with the planned expansion of the armys strength The announcement followed word to senators by Mrs Anna Rosenberg assistant secretary of defense that manpower commit ments made to General Mac Arthur are expetced to be mot in the 1st time since the Korean war began PRESIDENT Washington Tru man arrived in Washington Thursday ending a 3week vaca tion at Key West Fla Agriculture Charles F Branna as a wouldbe potato czar an asking congress to curb the secre tarys powers Termed Smoke Screen Attacks such as this one by Mr Hansen are a smoke screen t confuse the public as to the tru issues involved McKinley said in a statement to the GlobeGazette The principles involved1 inthi case go far beyond potatoes Thi real issue is whether we shall con tinue to have free enterprise and individual freedom or go down th socialistic agricultural path appar ently desired by Mr Brarinan and his supporters McKinleyis charged with viola tion of a federal potato marketing agreement order requiring federa inspection of potatoes before sale Hiscase willbe heard in federal court at Waterloo April2 In his statement McKinley said I am positive that he Hansen could have had no personal knowl edge of the background of this case This is confirmed by the fac that he has stated since that was written for him in an office in Des Moines Hansens Argument Hansens argument for recon sideration of the resolution was based on the fact that McKinley bad turned a large proportion of his 1946 potato crop over to the government McKinley said no attempt has been made to keep that a secret It was explained in a Feb 28 letter to Senator Bourke Hickenlooper which was entered into the Con gressional Record in Washington The agriculture department called for all out potato produc tion in 1946 and the resulting crop was staggering McKinley ex plained in the letter Outlets Flooded Tens of thousands of new growers had gone into the potato growing business We found our longtime regular outlets flooded for the disposal of this 1946 crop so we turned a large proportion over to the government since they If Mi Brannan Mr Loveland and Mr Hazen are so solicitous legardmg the health of Iowa why did they take only 12 counties of northern Iowa to protect as they claim and leave the other 87 counties of Iowa in a position where ungradedand uninspected potatoes can be dumped from any part of the United States not cov ered by a marketing agree ment Charges by Hansen that he had trouble with the government over a machinery rationing case during World war II also were aired by McKinley McKinley and his sons are ma chinery dealers as well as farm ers he said and in 1943 refused o comply with an order from Carl field Osage chairman of the Vlitchell county PMAcommittee and also of the rationing board Required Delivery The order required them to de iver a combine to one of Fields Clifford ey stated They refused to com ply he explained because PMA records showed that there was a Governors Chair Eyed by Nicholas Des Moinec Lt Gov Wil liam H Nicholas said Friday he be interested in running for governor in 1952 if the oppor tunity arises and things look right But he said he also would like another term as lieutenant gover nor show the people I can do a good job Nicholas disclosed his political hopes to United Press in expand ing on his remarks in a broadcast interview Friday night with News man Howard Anderson of Cedar Rapids radio station WMT When he was asked Friday whether he would rather be gov Shortly after announced Kitts plea open court to Linn county jail last Jan 22 j Judge Graven told JCitttf ceived the stiffer sentencefbe cause evidence showed him to bt the ring leader and because had the record previously Kitts wearing hew blue tuit received v his When diet he Called before Judge Graven to receive tence Kitts vobrtfrcttp dible voice Asked if he hi thing to say before1 sente pronounced Kitte looked At counsel and then ans Hardyr however judge in Vclearf voice thWcould be heard throughout the room Asked if he i had to replied in hia southern drawl No I ernor or lieutenant governor next imposed flint CniH TT time Nicholas said circumstances will do a lot toward making up his mind If Opportune combine for soybeans hood m every 150 acres of Larsons neighbor At the same time farmers from northeastern Mitchell county had applied to the rationing board for combines without success they old McKinley That neighborhood lad only one combine for every 00 acres of soybeans He never was given an oppor unity to explain his refusal to iroper authorities McKinley de lared Instead a U S marshal aok the combine and delivered 1 to Larson on an information igned by Loveland then state MA chairman McKinley concluded They took on the grounds that I was ob tructing the war effort In the all of 1943 I had 3 sons already nlisted in the armed forces and wo of them were overseas I dont want to findmyself in the position of some other people who have run for governor at the wrong he said But he add ed that if the opportunity arises and things look would be interested in trying for the chief executives job In his interview with Andeison Nicholas said hev would like to be lieutenant governor another term However if I were to say to you that Iam npt interested in the governorship ofthe state ofIowa it would beanuntruth because no man can get up to the number two spot in the state and havethe friends and support Ive had all over the state without thinking constantly of what to the governorship Not An Announcement This is not an announcement by any means but as I said a man in my position as close as I am to the governors chair is con stantly aware of the possibilities of the governorship Nicholas also saidreports that S FBI As the verdict waspronounced 6 U S marshals slipped chairs behind thebank robbers A number of FBI also were in the courtroom Five sat in a row between and the door Compared to other days were relatively few spectators Mrs Kitts was in court the afternoon but not atthe eve ning session when were announced and sentences U S District E0 Diamond obviously was jubilant over the verdict We hit em between the eyes he said after leaving the court room Diamond said members of the jury told him it took just one balj lot to reach a verdict They went over the case looked over the evidence and took their Diamond said He added there apparently were arguments Woman One woman member of he had promised the chairmanship of the state senate sifting commit tee to Senator Leo Elthon RFer the majority floor leader had absolutely no foundation The chairmanship went to Senator Alden Doud Nicholas said he thought Mr Elthon had all he could do as floor leader He has a difficult job jury sobbed audibly as Clerk of Court Lee McNeely polled them following announcement of the verdict Others appeared grim and tense In a 30minute speech deliv ered before sentences were nounced Diamond urged Judge Graven to impose the maximum penalties on Kitts and Hardy He shouted denunciations of the two men and asked that Kitts be put away permanently If they dont deserve the imum penalty then I dont know whenever a maximum penalty should be imposed the govern ment prosecutor shouted Diamond then related that Kitts and Hardy had knocked off a bookie in Omaha the evening be fore they robbed the Laurens bank He said they got about Another Crime Diamond also said Kitts and Hardy had robbed a Garretson S Dak bank last fall REPORT 5 BREAKINS at 5 busi ess places hero have been re orted to Sheriff Ray Barber He aid he thought professionals responsible Total losses mounted to SAME DATE They went into the house of a bank official and found him in bed i shortly after he came backfrom a party said Diamond They1 wore siUc stockings over their faces for masks and the official thought they were friendsfrom the party whoredcome to wake him up Then Hardyhit him on the forehead with a gun to provt he meant business Two Other Banks Diamond said the two men them forced the official to go with them and unlock the bank He ae ;