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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1951, Mason City, Iowa N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MIWSPAPIft THAT MAKIf ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIOHIOKS HOME EDITION VOL LVH MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY II ItSl Thlj Paper ContisU of Two President Woitt Let Bradley Tell Mac Arthur Oustei Is Confidential Wftthincton IP The white house said Wednesday President Truman does not wish Gen Omar Bradley to testify about their con fidential talks on the ouster of Gen Douglas MacArthur Bradley protested then that he had talked with the president in a confidential relationship and he thought he should not relate anything about it Russell in speaking of huddles referred to conferences among some of the republican committee members as to whether Wiley should insist that Bradley tell of the talks with Mr Truman When the committee met Wed nesday Wiley himself suggested i delay until Thursday a decision whether to support a ruling bj Russell that Bradley did not have to answer the question Fif hts Delay Russell objected to the delay calling for a showdown vote 01 the question The conference Bradley was asked about was at the white house on April 6 Five days later President Truman announced tlv dismissal of MacArthur from his far eastern commands During the committee argument Russell pointed out that MacAr thur when before the senators had declined to answer any ques tions about his private confer ence with President Truman at Wake Island last October No is sue was made of MacArthurs re fusal Indirectly Russell suggested that ifBradley was to be re quired to tell of his conference with Mr Truman then MacAr thur would have to be brought back and required to tell of the private Wake Island conference Russell said all of the wit nesses would have to be marched back if Wileys position was sus tained Russell said he hoped that we might settle these matters not as republicans or democrats but as Americans around this table as a committee of the congress of the United States charged with a very definite and specific respon sibility Senator Lodge asked if Russell contended that if we settle this question today we have forever foreclosed ourselves from citing any subsequent wit ness for contempt if we ever feel we should do it Russell said Lodge had been around here too long to think that such a thing could be done A man does not have to be here more than 4 weeks to know that the senate or a committee can reverse itself at any time it sees fit Russell said Generally speaking witnesses who refuse to answer questitons from congressional committees are subject to possible prosecution for contempt However the lawmak ers have long recognized that there is a fine legal question as to just how far they can go in inquiring into confidential mat ters in the executive branch of the government Britt Soldier Wounded in Action Washington depart ment of defense Wednesday an nounced the following casualties in the Korean area Richard L Rosen son of Mr and Mrs Ole P Rosen R F D 2 Britt Iowa GlobeGazette photo by Musser OPEN LEGION CONFERENCEThe 4th district spring conference of the Amer ican Legion got under way Wednesday forenoon with a service school under the di rection of these men Left to right they are H B Hook commander of Clausen Worden post the host Glenn Dagger Des Moines assistant Iowa department service officer Ralph Rowley Nora Springs 4th district adjutant R J Skin Laird Des Moines Iowa department adjutant and Dr Roy Wheat Waukon 4th district com mander Detective William Bruns Found Dead in County Jail Notification Iowa made at Scarville All About The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy withoccasion al showers Wednesday night Clearing Thursday High Thurs day near 70 low Wednesday night 42 Iowa Lows Wednesday night 48 52 north to near 55 south High Thursday 7075 Further out look Partly cloudy warmer Friday with showers west por tion Showers overspreading most of state Friday night or Saturday turning cooler Satur day Minnesota Clearing and cooler Wednesday night Thursday fair warmer northwest portion Low Wednesday night 3238 north near 45 south High Thursday mid 60s except lower near Lake Superior GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday May 16 Maximum 80 Minimum 64 At 8 a m 66 Precipitation 02 TEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 48 William G Bruns a detective on the Mason City police force died in the county jail Wednesday afteronon He was arrested at mid night at his nome in Clear Lake after his wife had sought the sher iffs help The arrest was made by deputy sheriffs who brought him to the county jail without any difficulty hey said Bruns was reported lowever to have broken a win dow out of his cell during the day Wednesday Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gor do county coroner said that he would conduct a post mortem establish the cause of death His preliminary opinion was that wascaused by a heart attack he said since he had a record of Bruns having had high blood pres sure since 1949 Sheriff Cal Dwan said that he lad had several calls from Clear during the last 6 months re porting Brunslas creating a drunk n disturbance The officer also had been under a doctors care for anervous disorder the sherif said The deputies reported tha Jruns did not appear to have been drinking when they picked him up at his home Bruns joined the Mason City police department Jan 1 1935 and was promoted to detective rune 1 1946 serving on the 4 p m to midnight shift Bruns had not been on duty or about two months according o Chief Harold E Wolfe and had applied for a disability pension Statements by 3 doctors were ubmitted to the civil service com mission recommending that Bruns je retired as physically unfit but he pension application had not been yet acted on He is survived by a wife and wo children The family previ lived at 542 6th S E in Vlason City Guard Saboteur Gets Year for Plane Plot Dayton Ohio national guard sergeant charged with abotaging 3 fighter planes in a izarre plot to reap personal lory was sentenced to a year and day in a federal reformatory ate Tuesday by Federal Judge lobert R Nevin here Staff Sgt Henry E Heffner Jrr n Ohio air national guard me chanic was arresteo by last Jan 11 after heconfessed sabotaging 3 F51 Mustang fighter planes at Dayton Ohio municipal airport At thetime of his arrest Heff nertold A E Ostholthoff FBI agent in charge of the case I did it so I could get some soft glory He explained he planned to discover the sabotage before any harm was done and win praise for his alertness Ostholthoff said Heffner con fessed in writing that he cut air hoses put grease in intake valves and shoved beer cans in the wheel well pockets of the planes last Jan 5 and 6 WILLIAM G BRUNS Great Britain Drafts Plan to Satisfy Iran Note Will Be Sent to President Truman London was com pleting Wednesday the draft of new proposals for settlement of its oil dispute with Iran after consultations with the United States A foreign office spokesman said the note will be sent to Tehran either later Wednesday or Thurs day Informed sources said the note will be firm in Jone and propose sending a high level mission to ran to talk settlement of issues raised by Irans determination to nationalize the huge AngloIran ian Oil company British officials feel they have strong backing of the United states in their latest move But they shy awayfrom claiming any of support f Britain decides it is necessary ouse force to protect British ives and property in Iran Death Ends Concert of Mendelssohn Kin Baltimore Tuesday night ended the concert appear ance of Felix Robert Mendelssohn iO great grand nephew of the amous composer Mendelssohn a cellist was giv ng a recital in a concert hall when he suddenly collapsed and slumped to the floor while mid ay through a composition Mendelssohn first dame to this country from Germany in 1937 after fleeing the nazis He joined he Baltimore Symphony orches ra in 1942 and two years later became an American citizen Legion Here for Annual Spring Meet American Legion and Auxiliary members from 12 northeast Iowa counties gathered in Mason City Wednesday for the annual 4th district spring conference Robert H Bush Des Moines Iowa department commander B C Sullivan Rockford department vice commander R J Laird Des Moines department adjutant and Paul Tornquist Davenport na tional cornmitteeman headed the delegation of Legion state officers attending The Iowa Auxiliary was rep resented by Mrs Frank Abraham Mt Pleasant president Mrs Blanche Allbee Des Moines sec retary and Mrs Mabel Wheeler Des Moines field worker They were welcomed by Cmdr H B Hook for the hostSj Clausen Worden post and Mrs Herold Weigand for the hostesses Dr Roy H Wheat Waukon 4th district commander presided Laird and Glenn Dugger Des Moines assistant department serv ice officer were in charge of the service school during the fore noon Laird asked post officers to check on parents who lost sons in service to see that their income is sufficient to maintain them selves He emphasized that na tional service life insurance pay ments are not included in deter mining income for monthly al owance Elections for both the Legion and Auxiliary were scheduled at the afternoon business sessions A joint banquet and dance were planned for evening Have Hard Time Selecting Jury for Beckwith Waterloo dif iculty was being experienced Wednesday in getting a jury to try he case of Edward J Buddy Beckwith charged with the first degree murder of Irma Jean Stahl lut whose mutiliated body wag ound in the walkin cooler of her lusbands tavern on June 22 1949 Examination of 22 additional persons throughout Wednesday morning resulted in obtaining only two more tentative jurors bringing the total number of pos sible jurors to 27 Thirtytwo ten ative jurors must be chosen in all from which the final 12 will be selected WANTS EARLY TREATY Tokyo Japanese peo ple were told Wednesday in a re port approved by General Ridg vay that the United States desires an early peace treaty giving Japan ull autonomy and an expanding economy Communists Probe for Spot to Strike Again 390000 Reds Await Signal By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo troops probed United Nations lines Wednesday seeking a soft spot to strike with their new by Mondays full moon Allied intelligence officers said a striking force of 390000 reds was ready for the signal to begin their biggest offensive of the war One UN divisional officer said the communists will have to do more probing before the attack They are not too familiar with our defense lines Allied patrols reaching across the 10 mile wide nomans land also probed continually into Chi nese buildups Deeper penetra tions ran into artillery fire from selfpropelled guns Monle Weak A divisional spokesman said inr creasing numbers of red prisoners were being brought back indicat ing a weakening of communist morale Peiping radio sought to bolster Chinese troops by assuring them they have shown that the United States is nothing but a paper ti ger The red China broadcast said the war will continue until we drive the mad shameless American imperialists completely out of Korea American troops s o m e w h a 1 bored with waiting have had time in a two and a half week lull to thoroughly bolster their defenses A division spokesman said the al lied forces are probably in the best positions they have manned yet He said theyre confident anc in good spirits AP Correspondent John Ran dolph reported that while allied officers differed on just when the reds will strike they agreed The vChinese are loaded and cocked and can explode southward any tune they want Move in Strenrth The Chinese sharpened their tions The probing attacks signaled a new rise in red casualties The 8th army reported 2850 for Tues day Koreas rainy season tradition ally starts in late May The thick mud will slow red infantrymen striking in a human sea but will bog down allied tanks and trucks Unfavorable weather held UN plane attacks on red supply lines down to 300 sorties Tuesday and forced B29s to bomb again Wed nesday by radar Jrobing attacks Wednesday morn ng concentrating on the central front They have moved in con siderable strength across the Puk han and Soyang rivers on either side of Chunchon One bugle blowing attack drove allies from their positions east of Chunchon before artillery broke up the Chinese force Korean reds hit southwest of nje after reoccupying the high way town on the eastern front Skirmishing stepped up on the western front too with several sharp clashes about 17 miles north of Seoul The reds turned anti tank guns on one armored Ameri can reconnaissance patrol It looks as if they are just about ready and will be on their way down to us pretty soon one of icer said Randolph reported all signs seemed to point to the final moves before a typical Chinese offen sive Fighting early Wednesday was heavier than the customary patrol actions But none of it reached battle size Toot Whistles Bugle blowing whistle tooting Chinese struck at a m east of Chunchon UN troops withdrew under the grenadethrowing at ack supported by automatic rifle fire After the UN withdrawal big American guns opened up inflict ng heavy casualties on the reds The reds penetrated Chunchon 45 miles northeast of Seoul but were driven out Communists also used artillery heavily in the eastern sector sup porting an unsuccessful attack east of Inje Heavy use of artillery is customary before a communist of ensive A U S 8th army spokesman said the largest red attack Wed nesday was an early morning as sault by two battalions south of Yongda in the Inje area This at ack by about 1500 men forced South Koreans to withdraw Re publican troops later counter attacked and regained their posi Lake Mills Robbery Nets Near Lake Mill Maurice Monson of Forest City Wednes day morning was investigating the breakin and robbery of Helgeson Motors sometime during the night in which a safe weighing about 500 pounds containing 000 to in cash and checks was taken Truman Helgeson one of the partners in the firm reported the placewas locked at p m Tuesday and when it was opened for business Wednesday at a m it was had been rolled out through the office shop and back door into a waiting car or truck Nothing else in the place was taken Entry to the garagewas gainec by breaking X lock on the rear door It was estimated the loss in cluded to in cash arid to in checks Marie Wilson Is Improved Hollywood MarL Wilson buxom radio and film actress was reported coming along fairly well Wednesday a Cedars of Lebanon hospital when she is being treated for nearfata Dlood poisoning Miss Wilsons physician Dr xving Ress said she was im proving slowly but emphasized hat her recovery would take quite a while Its a slow process he said She will remain in an oxygen ent for many days and it will be at least two weeks before she is able to go home Miss Wilson star of the M Friend Irma radio show was rushed to the hospital last Friday night when her temperature soared to 105i degrees GARRETT RESIGNS Washington Gar rett resigned Tuesday as acting executive director of the wage stabilization board SAME Black meani traffic dclh In put 24 Mary Jane Trumans Free Rides Arouse G O P By PAUL SOUTIIWICK Washington UR Republicans charged Wednesday that it is against the law and gyping the taxpayers for President Truman to use secret service agents to drive his sister around the country in a governmentowned limou sine Rep John J Rooney New York democrat retorted that the whole tiling was most picayune Its unadulterated nonsense Rooney said small time stuff The treasury department which operates the secret service said its part of their job to take care of Mr Trumans elderly unmar ried sister Mary Jane The secret service is responsible for the pres idents immediate family the department said However Rep John Taber R N Y told a reporter that use of secret service men on such an as signment is a deliberate violation of law which he said does not include protection for collateral members of the presidents fam is such as brothers and sisters Rep Kenneth B Keating RN Y brought up the issue on the house floor Tuesday when he said that a government limousine with two secret service men driving Miss Truman was nabbed for speeding 75 miles an hour in Hopewell N Y last Saturday night Treasury Agent Grady A Stowe paid a fine and was quoted by Deputy Sheriff Art Scannel as saying Harry isnt going to like it having his sister delayed like this Keating said its not the dol lars and cents which constitutes the inherent scandal but the evidence of callous disregard for the legitimate interests of the tax payers and wageearners who must foot the bill for government cars chauffeurs and bodyguards Keating said it would be ap propriate to ask Attorney General J Howard McGrath what action he intends to take Keating claimed that Stowe who lives in Grandview Mo is apparently a friend of the Tru man family who had been placed on the federal payroll for this un usual assignment The treasury said Stowe 31 born in Greenville S Car had been with the uniformed force of secret service since December 1941 with time out between 1942 and 1945 for service in the navy He was sent to Missouri in April 1946 for the specific job of look ing after Miss Truman and Mr Trumans mother When his moth er died Stowe stayed to look after the presidents sister The treasury department has plenty of precedent to point to in support of protection for various members of a presidential fam ily Secret service men were with the sons of the late President Franklin D Roosevelt off and on when they were at Harvard col lege When the Roosevelt children married and had children of their own secret service men were as signed to what was known as the diaper detail Mr Trumans daughter Mar garet has a constant secret serv ice guard GlobeGazette photo by Sortlen ISNT THAT THE Kutzner and Charlie Whitney of Clear Lake cashed in on the hungry waUeyes Tuesday and caught 16 between 5 and a in They1 picked up their limit while trolling with a motor The 16 averaged about twopounds I Other fishing news on pages 2and 29 Jebb Pledges British Support Against By A I GOLDBERG New York Gladwyn Jebb chief British delegate tc the United Nations has pledge that Britain will stand whole hearledly withthe United State in the general struggle agains communistinspired aggression Jebb defended Britains recor in the Korean war and her trad policy toward red China in speech before the New York Citj Bar association Tuesday night Great Britain he declared wholeheartedly the Unitec States in the general struggl against communistinspired ag gression Everything we can do short of fatally weakening our main position to assist th general effort we shall do evei if that results as it may well re sult in some lowering of the standard of living in Great Britain itself which has been so labor iously built up since the war Rubber Now He said that Britain early in the war halted exports of strategic materials to communist China particularly petroleum products Dut not rubber Now he said rub ber shipments also are embargoed The British diplomat prcdictec hat the UN general assembly wil adopt farreaching embargo rec ommendations later this week The 60nation assembly political com mittee meets at Flushing Meadow Wednesday to open debate on the embargo plan recommended by a 12nation sanctions committee Monday Britain is joining the U S France Australia and Venezuela n presenting the resolution It calls for halting export of arms ammunition atomic energy ma erials petroleum and other war materials to red China France has introduced an imcndmont which also would in clude transport materials in tht ban i L L Not Jebb told the bar association he had it alleged that we had subordinated our support forthe United Nations to our own commercial interests in Hong Kong Nothing could be further from the truth he declared In these days we are Deriving very little direct benefit frotn trade with China and it would be ludicrous to suggest that when the whole existence of the west ern world is at stake we should Jebb said thatBritain riot only given priority to such commercial interests has thousands of troops fliers and sailors in Korea but is also fighting communism in Malaya and in the middle east as well as garrisoning part of Germany Grain to India Put on Loan Basis Washington senate voted Wednesday 52 to 32 to put he proposed shipment of 000 tons of grain to famirie hreatened India on a straight oan basis The provision was written into a senate bill which calls for sup plying half the grain as a loan arid half as a gift Acceptance of the amendment sponsored by Senators Ferguson McCarran DNev and Bridges RN pafently cleared away any tacle to final passage of the bill aterin theday fe ;