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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Daily Newspaper Edited far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAMI THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH IOWANS N E I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LVII and United MASON CITY IOWA FKIOAY MAY 4 1151 This Paper CoiulsU of Two One N 171 Mac Arthur Taken to Task by Demos Attacks Gag Rule Washington Douglas MacArthur under fire from dem ocratic senators for his public break with the Truman adminis tration on Asian policy told them Friday I do not believe in gag rule It seems to me he said that the American people are entitled to certain basic facts when it in volves the lives of their sons and perhaps the future of our coun try For the second day the 71year old general was in the witness chair before senators inquiring the issues and circumstances his summary dismissal from his far eastern commands by President Truman Senators McMahon DConn Kefauver support ers of Mr Truman in this issue took MacArthur to task for send ing a letter to House Republican Leader Martin Mass endorsing theidea of 1 bombing red Chi nese bases and 2 using Chinese nationalist troops against the Chi nese communists Preceded Firing Publication of this letter imme diately preceded President Tru mans removal of MacArthur al though their policy differences dated back for months McMahon questioned the ad visability if not the impropriety Of a field commanders expressing luch difference to people inv po litical life and Kefauver peppered the general along the same line But MacArthur refused to con cede he had done anything wrong As on Thursday reporters were barred from the hearing sessions so the manner in which the antag onists delivered their exchanges was not known From the cen sored transcript sent to them it was plain however that there was often considerable heat in the words Open Hearing Lost In the senate republicans who have been fighting to open up the hearings to the public pushed it to a vote but lost 41 to 37 The transcript into midafter noon disclosed little that was new about the Korean war or the Mac ArthurTruman differences r However it did show a protest from Senator Knowland soon after the session began that the censors had been too heavy handed on Thursdays testimony Knowland said they had knocked out certain matter about restrictions on U S bombing op erations and he thought it ought to be made public He said I knew that our air force was under some restrictions in going north of the Yalu the river boundary between Korea and Manchuria but I had no under standing that there were restric tions within Korea itself Bombing Restricted name They said they did not know just why the censors felt it should be knocked out and felt justified in telling newsmen of it To Examine Censorinf In the committee record was a promise by Chairman Russell D Ga to Knowland that the matter of officially releasing it would be examined Here are some of the points of information developed during MacArthurs testimony Friday some of them things brought out officially or unofficially in the past 1 He said the joint chiefs of staff approved when he split his United Nations forces last fall in a drive for the KoreanManchur ian border 2 He believes the Russians are actively aiding the North Koreans and Chinese communists with sup plies but he has seen no evidence of otheraid that is the actual of Russians 3 He considers that the loss of island now held by he Chinese mean the collapse of the Phil ppines and would invite a 3rd World war 4 He thinks the American air iorce is big enough to undertake jombing Manchurian bases and still retain power to deter a Rus sian attack on Europe Gen Ridgway Says Reds Set to Strike Face New Defeat AP Wlrephoto LONG TOMS SERENADE and flame belch from muzzles of thebig 155 mm Yank cannons on the western Korean front Sunday as allied artillery pours a continuous round of fire into enemy positions Kansas Jails Admitted Minburn Bank Robber 3 Lines Deleted might be necessary to sweet en it up a little but we could do a tremendous damage with what we have was the way he put it 3ut censors then deleted 3 lines from the public record In response to a question from Senator Dodge Arthur said he RMass Mac would not favor attacks on Russian supply lines to he Chinese communists The censored transcript sent jagged that the truth and the full truth shall not be brought out The American way MacArthur went on is for full airing of di verse opinions on controversial ssues while the soviet method is entirely in contradiction to that Punches Away Punching away along the same line McMahon asked how Mac From several other senators in terviewed separately it was learned that MacArthur testified Thursday Washington never would let him bomb one major commu nist supply center within Korea but near the Russian border One senator said the center was a town about 35 miles from the Russian border Most of Korea borders on Chi nese Manchuria but Russian Si beria reaches to the northeast section None of the senators who told newsmen of this MacArthur testi mony wanted out to newsmen disclosed the gen eral had a brisk questionand answer exchange with Senator McMahon a vigorous supporter of the administrations viewpoint in the great dispute McMahons questions ranged into MacArthurs statement lasl fall that he hoped to have his boys home by Christmas and the generals tactics in splitting his forces for a winthewar drive to the KoreanManchurian border As to the split forces MacAr thur said his troop dispositions had the approval of the joint chiefs of staff And as to the home by Christ mas talk the general said that was my hope The record indicated some signs of anger on MacArthurs part when McMahon asked whether he thought it came within theprov ince of a theater commander to register publicly with persons in political life or out of it for that matter his differences of opin Arthur would feel about a sub ordinate officer in his theater who had felt as you feel Would he McMahon asked defend the right of a brigadier general on his staff to express policy opinions contrary to those being pursued by the government MacArthur I wouldnt have a brigadier general or anyone else on my staff that didnt freely and frankly give me his opinions in contradiction to my own The very value of a subordinate is the freedom with which he expresses his initiative For that matter MacArthur said he had had officers under his command who disagreed with him He added I have frequently officers under my command not only in my staff but in my command that disagreed with me completely and I listened to them and on occasions they have con vinced me that I was wrong and they were right That I believe is fundamental on with his government Claimed Responsibility MacArthur replied I believe the theater com mander has the responsibility o registering his views as he migh see fit if they are honest view and not in contradition to an implementing directives that h may have received Then referring to what he callei the implications of McMahon question the general said he di not believe that any segment o society shall be sc Erie Kans 25 year old farm worker was arrested Thurs day night in connection with the robbery of the Dallas Savings bank in Minburn Iowa He was identified as Edward Emil Wiese Elbow Lake Minn Sheriff Ernest Craig said Wiese admitted the robbery and had in his possession The sheriff been working said on a Wiese farm had near AP Wircphoto WEARY WITNESS goodbye a tiredlooking Gen Douglas MacArthur waves goodbye from an auto mobile as he leaves the capitol late Thursday after a long appearance testifying before the senate armed services foreign relations committees meeting in joint session behind closed doors Mac Calls H S T Answer Tommy rot Washington Douglas MacArthur Friday called all tommyrot President Trumans assertion that he had banned the central intelligence agency from his theater of command At his news conference Thurs day Mr Truman said MacArthur refused to permit the CIA to op erate in Tokyo until Gen Walter Bedell Smith its chief made a special trip to Japan last Janu ary to persuade him Without mentioning the presi dent directly Senator Knowland RCal referred to the state ment Friday in questioning Mac Arthur at a hearing Was there any prohibition against the operation of the CIA so far as you have knowledge in your theater while you were thea ter commander asked Know land That statement is all tommy rot MacArthur replied Every possible assistance has been giv en by me to the central intelli gence agency The only thing I insisted upon was that the central intelligence agency when they came into the theater would not act surrepti tiously so they would coordinate with my own intelligence Pocahontas Iowa In Tavern We picked him up in a beer tavern just 15 minutes after he came into town Craig said He said the robbery was his first at tempt He signed a statement admit ting the robbery and agreed to waive extradition The bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon In Omaha FBI Chief James L Dalton said a federal complaim charging violation of the federal bank robbery statute was filed in DCS Moines Friday morning against Wiese also known as Robert Herman Smith Wiese wil be returned to Iowa for prosecu tion Dalton said the FBI had fur nished information to the sherifi at Erie about a suspect who might appear in that area and that the arrest resulted The sheriff quoted Wiese as say ing he had no companion and that he would not have used the shotgun he carried The more than in cash was found in two brief cases in the car which Wiese was driving the sheriff said Wiese told authorities Sheriff Craig reported that he stole the car which he was driving 10 days ago at Bemidji Minn after his car had broken down He put his Iowa plates on the car Craig quoted Wiese as saying Wiese had worked on farms around Iowa for the last two years the sheriff said Craig arrested said Wiese about 5 p had been m Thursday Yankee M P Slain by Reds Vienna Austria Amer ican military policeman was slain early Friday by two Russian sol diers firing automatic pistols U S authorities protest prepared a sharp The American Cpl Paul Gre sens died on a Vienna street from wounds in the stomach after the two Russians cut loose with 20 shots outside a night club in ihe central part of the city The Russians fled to the soviet sector after the federal bureau of inves igation had alerted Kansas au thorities Wiese was driving a green Dodge with Iowa license plates Craig said Not Planned The sheriff quoted Wiese as saying that he never planned to do it but did it on the spur of the moment Wiese was quoted as saying that le doesnt remember much about t that he was too drunk to remember The sheriff said Wiese told him hat he doesnt remember where he shotgun came from that he used in the holdup and left behind in the bank The sheriff said that the Minne sota man had been working at Pocahontas Iowa and was going to Erie to get a date with a girl friend when he was arrested Earlier at Adel Iowa Sheriff Evan Burger reported there that he was questioning a suspect in the robbery He declined to re lease the mans name emphasizing he was being questioned only Escape by Mud The bandit who entered the Minburn bank Tuesday brand ished a sawedoff shotgun and herded 3 bank employes into the bank vault before he fled was reported to have escaped in a green Dodge F W Friesz a farmer living south of Minburn reported the next day that a car driven by a man fitting the description of the bandit was stuck in the mud on a little used side road late in the afternoon of the day the robbery occurred Sheriff Burger said searchers apparently passed by on the main road while the bandit was stuck there Rebuttal Witnesses Hit at Lons Iowa City UR Final argu ments in the James Lons rnurde trial were delayed Friday as al torneys for both sides argued a morning in a closed session wit District Judge Paul McCoid McCoid said the argument cen tered around his charge to th jury He said the jury would no be instructed until late Saturda after attorneys complete final ar guments Lons 53 an Iowa City restaur ant owner was accused of firs degree murder in the fatal knifin of Andy Davelis 41 a waiter las Oct 12 Six rebuttal witnesses for th state contradicted defense state ments pertaining to whisky an the alleged infidelity of Viola Lons the defendants wife Thursday a they brought testimony to a closi County Attorney William Mear don stirred up the courtroom a he attempted to summon Mr Lons for rebuttal testimony bu District Judge Paul McCoid over ruled his motion Mrs Lons ab sent since the trial began and cated earlier she had no desire t testify On the stand in rebuttal for th state were former Johnson Coun ty Attorney Jack White Detectiv Oliver White Patrolman Pat Me Carney Patrolman Herman Par rott Sheriff Pat Murphy and E Poggenpohl who was with Lon on the night of the stabbing las Oct 12 All testified that Lons did no seem to be intoxicated on th night of the fatal stabbing Thre denied they had hinted to Lon that his wife had been untrue tc him The matter of intoxication anc VIrs Lons social life had been dealt with in great detail by kej defense witnesses Lons himsel accused his wife of being unfaith ul and said he must have been under the influence of drugs anc vhisky when Davelis was stabbed The case was scheduled to reach he jury late Saturday CONTRACT TO SKELTON Hollywood Red kelton invades television nex October under a contract with C that will boost his total earn ngs to over a 7 year period About SAME BUck means tetifc Mil 34 htm Report Israel Syria in Truce Tel Aviv Israel Is raeli military spokesman said Friday that a ceasefire agree ment between Israeli and Syria went into effect Friday The WEATHER Mason City Partly cloudy Fri day night with low near 42 High Saturday 65 Iowa Partly cloudy and cool Fri day night Lows 39 north 46 south Fair and dry Saturday with highs of 5868 Further outlook Sunday increasing cloudiness with above 50 pei cent sunshine and warmer Mon day partly cloudy with scat tered showers Warmer Tues day and Wednesday Iowa 5Day Forecast Tempera tures will average near seasona normal and rainfall will be light averaging less than 25 incf through the next 5 days Tem peratures will be slightly belov normal Friday and Saturday A slow wanning trend will set ii Sunday and continue througl Wednesday Rainfall will occui as scattered showers Sunday or Monday Normal highs 6570 normal lows 4247 Minnesota Fair Friday night with a light freeze north and light frost or near freezing tempera tures south portion Saturday fair Low Friday night 2934 north 3438 south High Satur day 55 north and near 60 south GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m May 4 Maximum 73 Minimum 44 At 8 a m 47 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 55 Will Give Green Light to Bombing By TOM STONE Tokyo airmen will get the green light to bomb Man churian bases if the Chinese reds throw the weight of their air force against United Nations ground troops in Korea The 14 UN countries fighting in Korea are reported in agreement on the need to hit back hard if the Chinese fly out of their Man churian sanctuary in force But air strikes at Manchurian bases involve many touchy prob lems militarily May Limit Attacks What would be the extent o the strikes That would depend on whethe UN instructions were general o specific General instructions might limi the attack to red air fields Spe cific orders could extend the at tack to rail yards communication centers war plants and roads Allied airmen would strike fir perhaps at the airfields They know there are many o these in Manchuria and North Ko rea U S B29s blast those in Kore every few days The reds just a doggedly put them back in shape Whether the reds could keep sufficient number of airfields op erating in Manchuria would de pend on availability of personnel fuel and other needs The general public knows littl of the red air potential Improved Pilots The pilots presumably Chinese Some are good Theyv shown improvement with practice But American fliers havent le themget too much air comba have used fighte experience The reds planes almost exclusively They put Russianmade Yaks i the air at first Those propeller driven planes didnt last Ion against faster and superior fighters such as the F51 Mus tang The reds came up next will Russiantype MIG15 jets American jets outfought the VIIGs in round after round o aerial combat and still hold th upper hand There are well grounded reports that the reds have some bombers They would need such long planes to sweep below Die 58th parallel and return to Man churia in an allout air assault Agree to Hold Off Meat Strike Wage Board Gets Chance to Pass Chicago A F L Meat Cutters union agreed with packers to hold off their threatened rage strike until midnight May 0 The move is designed to give the newly organized wage stabili ation board in Washington an pportunity to pass on an 11 cents iourly wage boost agreement vorked out with the packers The A F L union signed agree ments extending the present con ract two more weeks with Swift nd company and Armour and ompany A spokesman said a imilar offer will be made to other lackers The current agreement covering more than 220000 A F L and C I O packinghouse workers ex ires Sunday midnight The C I 0 has not yet an lounced any meetings with pack rs to extend their agreement Eric Johnston stabilization di ector had declined to approve he wage boost negotiated but the natter now will be considered by he board International photo HEART MOVED Kolcy jr 8 recovering from an operation to move his heart from right to left side of his chest where H belongs reads oue of his getwelt cards he has received in Chevy Chase Md hospital He is one of two per sons in the world with a piece of wire mesh for a diaphragm Looking on is Nurse Barbara DcBouck Armys June Draft Call for 20000 Smallest Number in Any Month Washington The army Friday issued a draft call for 20 000 men in June This is the smallest number in any monthly call since the draf was resumed last September Since that time a total of 550000 men have been drafted or placed on call for armyduty The army got 80000 men in each of the first 3 months of this year Thereafter the April draf was halved to 40000 and the May quota was reduced from 60000 to 40000 The army said the cutbacks were made because of the greater number of men volunteering for service and the lowerthanex pected casualties in Korea Presumably the same factors entered into the decision to call only 20000 in June although the army gave no specific reason Army officials previously had told ongressional committees the June call would be around 20000 The navy air force and marine orps said they would not need any draftees in June These 3 ervices have been depending en irely upon volunteers and the re all of reservists to meet the needs n Korea and to build toward the arger manpower goals authorized or the fighting forces Iowa to Provide 800 Men in June DCS Moines quota f the national selective service all for June will be approximate y 800 men state headquarters of he service said Friday That figure would make it the mallest number of lowans called p for military duty in any month ince drafting of men was resumed ast September The approximate figures for the nonths beginning with September ndicates that by the end of June bout 10600 lowans will have ieen called to duty in the 10 nonths as the result of the Korean var Communists Paying a Bloody Price Allied Army Takes Initiative By FRANK TREMA1NE Tokyo Gen Matthew B Ridgway predicted Friday after a tour of the Korean battlefront that the reds would strike again again be defeated The only thing theywill ac complish Ridgway said will bs to add more tens of thousands to the bloody price they have been paying Ridgway spent Thursday night and all day Friday in Korea hop ping from front to front in a Light plane Repeated Jabc During his visit he saw UN forces take the initiative all along the 100mile Korean front They jabbed repeatedly into the areas where the communists are build ng strength for the second round of their spring offensive He said everyone in the UN army is confident they can handle anything thats thrown at them The only uncertainty I find anywhere in my mind is how ong these fellows the enemy are going to continue to put up with the empty communist prom ises to throw us out of Korea and destroy the UN army Ridgway said So far the only things they have succeeded in destroying are a few tens of thousands more 61 their own men And so far as 1 can see they are going to con tinue to do to pay the bloody price they have paying Listen to Reason Maybe some day these people who are being used as cannon fodder will wake up and listen to reason It is a tragic thing that they have to sacrifice so many tens of thousands of people and continue o devastate this country for their own aggressive selfish ends But if the enemy decides to renew his attack hes going to et more than he reckoned on The new far east commander who succeeded Gen Douglas Mac Arthur flew toKorea Thursday afternoon after a 24hour inspec ion of vital American defense bases on Okinawa He met the 8th army com mander Lt Gen James A Van Tleet Together they visited the Seoul defense perimeter the Han iver bridgehead and the central ront Friday morning They met briefly with Korean resident Syngman Rhee at 8th irmy headquarters carty Friday ifternoon but Ridgway had no omrnent on the conference Ridgway made his inspection rip in MacArthurs old C54 the ormer Bataan The name now ver had been freshly painted iut and replaced by a general leadquarters insignia Ridgway anded at Tokyo on his return rip Friday night Hickenlooper Clears Record of Russians make Mike DiSalle Can See No Meat Famine Washington Director Vlichael V DiSalle says he does lot think a meat famine will re ult from the newlyannounced ee pricing orders and that there no present prospect of ration ng He made the comment to news to predictions clear thnt ay to oesnt think the Russians ighfing in Korea The Iowa senator asked for orrection of the official record of voked Ljman Ellender DLa of the are senate agriculture committee that black markets and rationing are inevitable unless the order fs re senator inquiry in which he nid in addressing a question to CBS Reports Ready to Buy American Company New York Columbia roadcasUng System was reported of IhaMdnd But President Truman told his news thatj give inquiries indicated ich a deal which would BS more television stations of s own in important markets was an exploratory stage at best and ould have mnny obstacles 4o urdlc ally approved the orders DiSalle urged they be given a fair trial The order calls for progressive reductions in the amount slaugh terers may pay for live cattle It also provides for retail cutbacks of about 9 cents a pound by Oct 1 CONDITION CRITICAL DCS Moines Oskaloosa man entered his 6th day in critical SHALLOW 1HVE condition at Broadlawns hospital Council Bluffs Lou is in Dos Moines Gien B Law 43 measures were discussed to ear Korea of the Russians Hickenlooper told the comrnit ee he had no intention of using the word Russians What he meant to say was Chinese reds Committee members didnt say in Dreicr 16 of Omaha is critically hurt in a hospital here after diving into shallow water at Lake Mana wa near here Hospital attendants said he suffered a broken back year old former Des Moines caster still is unconscious after being struck by a car as he crossed a street in downtown Des Moines early last Saturday morning ;