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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1951, Mason City, Iowa Ndfftfclowis Doily Newspaper Edited lot Ik MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWIPAPIt THAT MAKIt ALL NOITN IOWANS NtlCNIOKS HOME EDITION VOL LVII Associated and United Frew Tali Five MASON C1TV IOWA TMUMSOAY MAY 3 1951 Paptr Consist ot Two 177 AS Meat Famine Predicted Unless Order Eliminated Washington senate agriculture committee and Rep Hoeven RIowa Wednesday predicted a severe meat famine unless the goyernments new price control order on beef is quickly repealed The qrder issued by the office of price stabilization calls for progressively reduced ceilings on live cattle start ing later this month and for a reduction of nearly 10 cents a pound at retail by Oct 1 The senate committee said the order already had re sulted in farmers Crushing in cattle to market before they have reached their best market able weights That causes loss of meat for consumers in the fu ture the committee said In the house Rep Hoeven saic reports from northwest Iowa in dicate a black market already is springing up He added in statement for the congressiona record that a strong movement ofunfinished feeder cattle to the market has developed since the order was issued and that the sit uation at the Sioux City stock market is already reaching ularming proportions Disastrous Days Hoeven said the country is headed for meat rationing as in the disastrous days of OPA World warII office of price ad ministration He urged that those in charge of price control imme diately adopt a realistic approach to this critical situation before it is too late At Sioux City Iowa Don Cun ningham secretary of the Sioux City livestock exchange con firmed Hoevens statement that a number of cattle that normally would have been fed longer are coming to market He said muddy roads and feed lots had prevented even more such cattle from being marketed and described the situation as confused you could almost say chaotic Hadnt Heard A J Loveland acting state di rector of the office of price sta bilisation and Hervey Hazen Iowa production and marketing administrator both said in Des Moines that they had heard of no abnormal marketing of cattle Hazen said he had talked with two big cattle feeders and that they expressed the opinion they still could feed at a profit under the price control order Farmer Near Osage Killed Osaje Clinton Garrison 70 well known Mitchell county land owner died at the Mitchell county Memorial hospital at a m Thursday from injuries suffered in a tractor accident less than an hour earlier Dr Robert Huber the attend ing physician said death was due to internal injuries rhages and hemor When found within a matter of minutes after the accident oc curred by a tenant Walter Arendt the tractorcorn shredder still was in motion dragging the inert body of Mr Garrison It is believed his clothing had become entangled in the power takeoff and it was entirely stripped from his body Mr Garrison lived in Osage and went back and forth daily to the farm to work He was a man of Farm Union Injunction Case to Judge Stover Group Seeks to Oust Hoffman Des Moines Judge Loy Ladd hadunder advisement Thursday the injunction case of a faction of the Iowa Farmers Union against another faction Attorneys for the two factions presented closing arguments Wed nesday The backers of Fred Stov er of Hampton longtime presi dent of the farm organization are seeking apermanent injunction to prevent backers of Leonard Hoff man Iowa Falls from interfering in operations of the Farmers Union Opinion Friday Judge Ladd said he would issue an opinion in the case Friday The disagreement started at the convention of the Farmers Union last fall when the old board of directors backers of Hoffman was replaced by a new board favor able to Stover After the convention the old joard named Hoffman president and the new group declared Stover still was head of the union The new board obtained a tem porary injunction against Hoff mans backers but before the in unction papers could be served old board tied up the funds of the union J Riley McMamis attorney for the Stover group argued Wed nesday that backers of Hoffmar did not choose to follow legal procedures in bringing charges against Stover Those who are rightfully in authority should be Dermitted to proceed on in the even tenor of their ways Attorney Argues C I McNutt attorney for Hoff mans group argued that the old board was legally entitled to hold office for several months follow ing the convention and therefore the old boards action in naming Hoffman president was legal The convention had a promise that orderly procedures would be followed in processing the new amendment McNutt said Such procedures were notemployed The Hoffman faction contended during the hearing that Stover is ineligible to hold office in the Farmers Union because of his po litical activities Stover is nation al cochairman of the progressive party Greater Air Power Would Have Beaten Chinese MacArthur Wake Talk Revelations Leave Answers Unclear Washington The administrations newlypublished account of the Wake island talks between President Tru man and Gen Douglas MacArthur left unsettled just what sort of reassurance the general gave about Chinese red in tervention in Korea To Mr Trumans question about the chances for inter ference by the Chinese or Soviets MacArthur replied very little But he went on immediately to discount the chances of AP Wircphoto SENATOR GREETS THE Gen Douglas MacArthur left shakes hands with Senator Tom Connally chairman of the senate foreign relations com mittee prior to the generals starting to testify Thursday before a joint hearing of the senate armed services and foreign relations committee in Washington surprising years physical energy for his The body is at the Champion funeral home UN Patrols Find Reds Building New Offense ByOLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo skirmishes broke the quiet of the Ko rean front Thursday as United Nations patrols probed red forces building up for new offensives The fights were fierce but small scale Two U S F80 Shooting Star jets were knocked clown Thursday by enemy fire in Korea The air force said both pilots were presumed killed Four ground clashes involved allied tanks rumbling north from Seoul An armored column drove back a Chinese regi ment after a twohour skir mish northeast of Seoul Another tank force clanked int Uijongbu shooting it out with rei infantrymen over the last tw miles 3rd Tank FIRE ROUTS STUDENTS Ames than 200 Iowa State college coeds were routed from their beds Wednesday night when a minor fire broke out in a storeroom of Welch hall womens dormitory Firemen said the blaze started in the motor of a refrig erator Damage was slight and no one was injured A 3rd tank column opened it guns on reds northwest pFSeoul To the east in the Pukhan riv er bend tanks won a brief clash with communist troops On the central front allied ground troops fought a 6 hour skirmish with 150 reds dug in atop a hill Communists kept the But an estimated twothird of them were killed This fight was southeast o Chunchon about 45 miles east o Seoul Allied warplanes strafed communists caught in thesame area and to the northeast Most planes flew north to bias the red buildup for a newassaul along the western and central fronts Action up to dusk Thursday was light as on the preceding day one of the quietest of the war The 8th army estimated rec casualties Wednesday at 435 Air strikes accounted for about th a many more The figures unusually low Ground troops took advantage of the break to swim play and rest s AP Wirephoto 5STAR Douglas MacArthur smiles as he starts testifying Thursday into his Asian policy differences with President Truman before 96 senators in joint hearing of the senate armed services and foreign relations committees in Washington This lullhas done wonders for our morale one front line of ficer said Out of Ranee But the reds were range of allied artillery Intelli gence officers reported 3 commu nist divisions were preparing to strike at Seoul from the north west Other forces were building up in the hills around Hwachon reservoir north of the central Ko rean plain The buildups emphasized the warning of Lt Gen JamesAVan Fleet commander of the 8th army that the reds were capable oi striking another heavy blow at UN forces and probably were pre paring one The wild hilly country north of Seoul and to the east leading from the Hwachon area to the central plains offers the reds their favorite ground type of battle They may come tumbling down from these ridges within 72 hours a week or a month Nobody knows for their leaders The hills afford natural cover and make it easier to infiltrate at night On the plains UN guns and planes rock e m back on their heels Sergeant Not Hungry Mess Overseer With U S 24th Division Korea inspecting colonel sin ged out Sgt James Holler of Lees Summit Mo and demand ed Sergeant are you getting enough to eat Yes sir the sergeant replied emphatically What is your job in the com UN Demand tor Embargo on China Rises United Nations N Y United Nations demands for a worldwide embargo against red China on all strategic war ma terials including supplies for making atomic bombs come up today in a UN committee on pun ishments for Peiping Britain and France are reported holding back from such a course at present The committee technically named the UN committee on ad ditional measures meets behind closed doors Ernest A Gross deputy U S delegate to the UN is ready to present the American position to the members of the 12 nation committee It was said authori tatively that he would argue that 1 Tjae UN must take action as strong as possible to halt the shipment of everything to red China that can be used in making war materials and in carrying on red Chinas aggression in Korea 2 The UN general assembly shouldcall on every member ev en including the Soviet Union to clamp this embargo on all materi long a strategic na ure 3 Red China cannot make atomic bombsbut the Soviet Un on which the U S said had a land in promoting the commu nist aggression in North Korea las had an atomic explosion The embargo should cover materials used in producing atomic energy so the Soviet Union cannot obtain help along that line State Inland Streams Near Normal Stage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Most of Iowas inland streams were settling back to normal Thursday but along the states floodweary eastern border the Mississippi remained a constant problem with no important re lief in sight Muscatine with its levees sod den to a jellylike mass inmany spots continued to be the most critical area and will remain one for some days to come Although the levees on the Iowa side still were holding from Muscatine to below Port Louisa there was con tinued seepage The river re mained at about 5 feet above flooc stage at Muscatine In Des Moines Brig Gen Fred Tandy adjutant general of the Iowa national guard said the danger wont be off forseveral more if no additional rain falls He said the Mississip pi will have to drop at least 3 feet at Muscatine before there can be any real relief Tandy planned to make another nspection in the Muscatine area Thursday afternoon He said he loped that some time next week the river will be low enough to permit a survey looking toward a possible state request for feder al rehabilitation aid Most inland streams were re urning to normal as flood waters moved downstream The Iowa highway patrol said it had no re ports of closed highways Thurs day pany Mess said sergeant sir Holler Decorah Host to Prime Minister of Norway May 20 Dccoralt Einar Gerhardsen prime minister of Norway wil arrive in the United States on Vlay 15 and on May 20 will stop at Decorah while on a brief tour He vill be the principal speaker at a Norwegian independence day din ler in New York With him on he trip will be Mrs Gerhardsen and Hans Olav assistant secre1 ary of state The Norwegian party while in Decorah will visit the Norwegian American museum Decorah en and Luther college campus In he evening there will be a dinner t Loyalty hall Luther college ponsored by the Symra society SormannsForbundet local chap er of the League of Norsemen nd Luther college Mr Gerhardsen will speak in Norwegian and Mr Olav in Eng lish Doctor J W Ylvisaker will act as toastmastcr GILLETTE VOTES STALL Washineton Gil ette sided with the majority as the senate Wednesday voted 4240 to recess and thus stall a republican attempt to open to the public hearings on the ouster of General Douglas Mac Arthur Senator Hickenlooper voted against the mo tion to recess About The WEATHER Mason City Fair and dry through Friday Low Thursday night 44 High Friday 75 owa Brief showers Thursday night south portion Low Thurs day night 4651 Sunny and dry Friday with highs 7080 Further Saturday and Sunday with excellent dry ing weather indicated Minnnesota Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday Not much change in temperature Low Thursday night 4046 High Friday 5258 near Lake Superior 6268 elsewhere GlobeGazette weather statistic for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m May 3 success if they should inter vene leaving the possibilitj that when he said very little he may have been speaking of the reds chances for success rather than actual intervention A 5000word summary of the talks in transcript form some por tions of which had been deleted was made public Wednesday nigh by two senate committees on the eve of a closed inquiry into Mac Arthurs ouster and far east policy Little Bearinc Maj Gen Courtney Whitney MacArthurs aide said in New York the document had about as much bearing on the present sit uation in Korea as would a re port on the military operations on Bunker Hill Whitney also referred to the covert taking of notes at the Oct 15 conference on Wake island He said no mention had been made to MacArthur that any record of the talks would be made In a letter to Senator Russel presiding at the inquiry Gen Omar Bradley said the ac count was pieced together on the return from Wake from longhanc notes made by a number of those who took part plus a stenograph record of some portions Bradley said Ambassador Philip G JessupssecretaryjMiss Vernice Anderson was in the next room and took down in shorthand wha she could hear He added that was a large part of the conversation Advisers Present The record did not purport to ell anything that went on between Mr Truman and MacArthur in heir hourlong private talk It covered only that portion of the conference also attended by their advisers Among others these in cluded Secretary of the Army Pace and Bradley chairman of the oint chiefs of staff Bradley said 5 copies of the record were sent to MacArthur in Tokyo shortly after the confer ence and so far as he knew Mac Arthur had not suggested any changes Whitney said no atten ion was paid to the copies when hey were received in Tokyo of the talk as it was put down in the summary concerned what should be done in Korea when the fighting stopped Every one evidently assumed it would stop soon The conference took place about wo weeks before the mass inter vention by the Chinese reds which MacArthur said created a new war The summary said Mr Truman started the conference by asking ktacArthur about rehabilitation of Korea It continued MacArthur It cannot occur istance will end Vorth and South Manslaughter Indictment Des Moines Polk county grand jury has indicted Virgil H Clark 38 of Des Moines on a manslaughter charge in con nection with a fatal traffic acci dent last Dec 8 in which Loren James Maynard 32 of Woodj ward was killed I Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 76 48 54 04 55 45 SAME White tit i means no traffic Heath In past 21 hours until the military operations have ended I believe that formal re throughout Korea by hanksgiving There is little re sistance left in South Korea It is my hope to be able to vithdraw the 8th army to Japan by Christmas Lauded Agencies There then followed a long dis cussion of economic and other re building of Korea during which he summary recorded this ex change Pace Is there anything in terms of ECA and army cooper ation that we might do to help you MacArthur No commander in the history of war has ever had more complete and adequate sup port from all agencies in Washing ton than I have After a further recorded discus sion of problems which would arise when the fighting stopped the summary continued Mr Truman What arc the chances for Chinese or soviet in terference MacArthur Very little Had they interfered in the first or sec ond months it would have been decisive We are no longer fearful of their intervention We no long er stand hat in hand The Chinese have 300000 men n Manchuria Of these probably not more than 100125000 are dis ributed along the Yalu river Only 5060000 could be gotten icross the Yalu river They have 10 air force Now that we have ases for our air force in Korea f the Chinese tried to get down o Pyongyang the North Korean capital there would be the great est slaughter With the Russians it is a little different They have an air force in Siberia and a fairly good one with excellent pilots equippec with some jets and B25 and B29 planes They can put 1000 planes in the air with some 23000 more from the 5th and 7th soviet fleets They are probably no match foi our air force Coalition Set to Force Out Dean Acheson Democrats Fear Move Will Succeed By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST Washington potent coali tion of house republicans and southern democrats isgearing uj a drive to try to force the ouste of Dean Acheson as secretary o state Some administration supporter are openly apprehensive the move may succeed Leaders of the coalition propose to deny any funds to pay Ache sons salary after June 30 They are even discussing tying up the whole state department budget for 1952 until Acheson resigns or is replaced Bill Delayed The state departments 1952 bud get financing its activities for the year starting next July 1 is due to come before the house late this nonth A subcommittee concluded learings several weeks ago bul las delayed sending the budgei bill to the house floor We just are afraid to try it now one committee member who asked not to be quoted by name old newsmen They would tear il o pieces In order to embarrass the administration Asked about the drive to force Acheson out of his job or tie up lis pay House Republican Leader VI a r t i n of Massachusetts said anything can happen around here Rep Arends of Illinois republi can whip said he was certain such a move would develop A Leader Rep Lawrence H Smith Wis a foreign affairs committee member and a leading Acheson critic said he would spearhead he drive and offer the necessary amendments if no one else does He predicted their overwhelming approval by the house Rep Rooney DN Y chair man of the appropriations sub ommittee which handles state de partment funds said he fears a move to tie up department money would carry by a substantial ma ority Rep Cox DGa who often Despeaks the views of southern democrats generally said he vould support any drive to force Acheson out So did Rep Rankin DMiss This will cut the ground out rom under him and he will have o quit or President Truman will have to fire him Cox said The ote in the house will be so over vhelmingly against Acheson that ic will have to get out Pickets Protest Senate Closed Door Washington half dozen pickets paraded across the street rom the senate office building vhen General MacArthur arrived here Thursday protesting the loseddoor hearing They carried cards reading Harry youre off key again Dont be a Missouri mule We dont want a Truman rigged hearing Dont cover up blunders with secrecy Russia knows our secrets Why cant we One of the pickets distributing handbills to passersby said the group represented the Patriotic Citizenship association Inc of New York Hints HST Overruled Joint Chiefs Says His Plan Would End War Washington Gen Douglas MacArthur said Thursday if he had been allowed free use of his air sower when the Chinese moved nto Korea lastfall I havent the aintest doubt that we would brown them back The Chinese moved in with arge forces last November and MacArthurs armies suffered heavy casualties in a long and bloody withdrawal The 5 his from star general deposed commands in a bitter policy dispute with President Tru man was before a senate investi gating committee to tell his story MacArthur said the U S cen ral intelligence agency felt last November there was very little chance the Chinese reds would enter it on any major scale He took an indirect too at Secretary ot State Acheson who has opposed MacArthurs suggestions and proposals on far eastern policy and the conduct of the war Acheson Quote About the middle of Septem ber MacArthur said our sec retary of state announced that he thought there was little chance and no logic in Chinese interven tion This part of his testimony ap peared to be intended to reply to those who have said MacArthur was caught by surprise when the Chinese reds did As he did when in an address to congress on April 19 MacArthur said his proposals for hitting back Soys His firing Jeopardized Nation Washington ff Gen Dour las iMacArthur said Thursday the way President Truman sum marily fired him from his inands jeopardized the na tions interest Before senate investigators MacArthur hit back hard in de fense of his conduct of the Ko rean war and at the presidents dismissal of him The 71 year old general said he did not question in the slightest Mr Trumans right to recall him Be he said the manner of his dismissal was another thing he was relieved of command on receipt of the order at the Chinese communists with air and naval power had been en dorsed by the U S joint chiefs of staff Assumes Veto R He said he could only assume hat Mr Truman or Secretary of Defense Marshall vetoed the joint chiefs ideas TQ back up his words to investi ating senators MacArthur pro luced a document which he iden ified as a war study submitted by he joint chiefs to Marshall Dated Jan 12 it embraced his proposals for economic and naval Blockade of China air operations Manchuria and supply of Chinese nationalist forces MacArthur testified before the enate armed services and foreign elations committees They are in the whole question of ar eastern policy and MacArthurs dismissal from his far eastern ommands for publicly advocating he very steps he said the joint hiefs recommended Censored He testified behind closed doors mt a copy of his testimony jassed through a military censor s a precaution against disclosure f secret military information as given to news reporters pebenvestiA ari This disclosed that MacArthur Iso said 1 He believes a few additional round troops could wind up the ighting in Korea if backed up by ir and naval action against com munist China such as he has rec ommended 2 He believes Russia is not in i position to launch any predatory from the Asiatic continent In that connection MacArthur said he believes the soviet troops in Siberia are there for defensive purposes He expressed doubt the Russians could move and support many additional troops over the main communications line the TransSiberian railroad This is already heavily burdened Mac Arthur said Slanted 3 As United Nations comman der he made reports to the U ;