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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited tor to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NOITH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LVU AuocUWl rnot United Full Onta MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 17 1S51 ThU Pajwr ft Two Iff President Lashes at TaftMac Asks Consumers to Apply Pressure By ERNEST B VACCARO Washington man lashed out Thursday at Gen Douglas MacArthur and Repub lican Senator Taft for seeking as the president put it to have this country go for an allout war in China all by ourselves Mr Truman virtually discard ed a written speech prepared for the National Conference on Cit izenship He told his audience that one week of allout wai would cost this country 10 to 20 times what it is costing to rearm and contain the fighting in Korea Must Have Friends must have friends in this troubled president ex temporized Some senators and some other people would haveus go it alone This was an indirect reference to testimony by Gen Douglas MacArthur whom heousted from the far eastern commands last month Mr Truman appealing for strengthened price and rent con trol legislation said there was no question that congress will vote a twoyear extension of con trols expiring June 30 He said the decisions he and congress will make on this on defense rearming and on foreign aid ought to be above petty politics because the welfare of the country depends on them Mr Truman was greeted with standing applause as he entered the presidential room of the Hotel Statler with Mrs Truman Wants Controls He pleaded for consumers to put pressure on congress for strong price and rent controls for higher taxes Never was there a time when the right decisions were more necessary than at this time he said He said the hardest thing in the world to find are the real facts while the easiest thing in the world to do is to garble confuse the facts In a manner reminiscent of his 1948 giveemhell campaign the president snapped Theres a great deal of that going now on in the country right 2 Hurt When Auto Upsets R Schultz 32 Greene and Melbourn Wallace 26 Riceville were in the Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City Thursday with injuries suffered when their car turned a complete flipflop and rolled over on high way 9 a mile and a quarter west of Riceville at p m Wed nesday Schultz has a broken jaw head injuries multiple bruises and pos sible internal injuries Wallace has a fractured hip and possible pel vic injuries Both men were un conscious when picked up by past sersby Sheriff Lewis Haberkorn of Osage said Schultz manager of an agricultural lime business had recently hired Wallace and the two men were on their way to Riceville when the car took to the left side of the highway at a di agonal intersection with the Mc Intire road turned a complete sommersault on the left side of the intersection then rolled over again both men being thrown from the car The sheriff said the wreck would be investigated GlobcCazctle photo by Musscr HOSPITALITY IS City members of the League of Women Voters went all out for hospitality as the League of Women Voters of Iowa opened its state convention at the Hotel Hanford Thursday This was first convention of the league in Mason City Members from throughout the state who gathered for the preconvention board meeting included left to right seated Mrs Harold Davey of Ames Mrs D L Ross of Grinnell first vice president and nominee for president Mrs H A Arthur of Ames president an d Mrs M F Fritz of Ames general con vention chairman Standing are two Mason City members of the state board Mrs Marvin Wolter left and Mrs J C Laughlin right Picture and story on page 14 Bradley s Refusal to Talk Upheld by Senate Washington inves igators upheld Thursday the re fusal of Gen Omar N Bradley o testify about President Tru mans private talks with his ad visers on firing Gen Douglas MacArthur Senator McMahon DConn said the vote was 18 to 8 The action sustained a decision by Senator Russell chair man of the joint armed services and foreign relations committee that Bradley had a right to keep ilent on the talks Bradley declined on Tuesday to ell the committees in response o questions by Senator Wiley R what was said at a white louse conference April 6 which ed to the presidents dismissal of MacArthur Pacific commander inApril 11 Faced Contempt Action A vote to overturn Russells uling could have led to a formal demand that Bradley answer the questions or face possible charges tf contempt of congress For two days the senate Mac Arthur inquiry has been stymied the argument over what atti ude should be taken toward the efusal by Bradley chairman of he joint chiefs of staff to tell vho said what to whom at the April 6 white house meeting Sharp words and charges of politics came into the de aate Some republicans insisted how ver that the whole course of the inquiry into MacArthurs dismissal nd the differences over far east rn policy would be affected They indicated particular con ern that Secretary of State Ache onwho is to be a witness later might refuse to answer many questions on the ground they in his confidential relations vith the president By and large the argument of hose upholding Russells decision vas that the constitutions division f powers between congress and lie executive department denied o congress the right to demand confidential information from tie How They Voted Russell announced the commit ee members voted as follows on he question of upholding his rui ng To uphold himself Connally George D Russia Fails to Sidetrack Arms Embargo Way Is Opened for Speedy Vote New York failed Thursday to shift a debate on a proposed world arms embargo against red China to the United Nations security council where soviet veto could kill it The question was settled with out a vote in the general assem blys 60 nation political committee after the soviet bloc announced 1 would not com mittees discussion on the ground that the security council was the only competent agency to debate the question However Russias Jacob Malik insisted that he was not asking the committee to vote on the ques tion of competence Chairman Roberto ArbelaezUrdaneta Co lombia then gave the floor to U S Ambassador Ernest Gross to introduce the embargo proposal The soviet bloc delegates re mained in their seas Their refusal to take part in the debate removed the only expected opposition and opened the way for a speedy vote The attitude of the cominform countries made it clear they would ignore any UN ban on arms to the Peiping regime Beckwith Manacled in Court Green McMahon Sparkman Byrd Johnson Kefauver Hunt D Stennis Long Smith Lodge R Tobey Salton stall Morse and Flanders Voting against Wiley RWis Hickenlooper Brewster Bridges RNH Knowland Cain K Fulbright and Gillette 22 LEGION Al Fabcr Des Moines printed a picture in the Iowa Legionnaire some time ago showing 6 past commanders of another Iowa post Here he is on his knees apologizing to ClausenWorden post of Mason City and the 22 commanders who gathered for the spring conference of the 4th district The men are listed in the order in which they served as commanders of the Mason City post Front S Marty L R Whip pie W Earl Hall Gene Kew Ralph Lloyd Jones and H A OLeary 2nd T A Nettleton Henry H Boyce W V Clausen Roy B Johnson George Ludeman Garrett Chapman R C Patrick and Frank Bieth back Kelroy W D Lattimer Roy Kiser Oscar Jewell John Browri Leo Allstot Robert Shepard and Hank Hookpresent commander Waterloo pushed Thursday toward completion of the jury which is to hear the re trial of Edward J Buddy Beck with 29 charged with first de gree murder Only two prospective jurors re mained to be tentatively selected as the trial entered its 4th day The attorneys questioned 5 persons Wednesday and tentative ly accepted only 5 That brought to 30 the numbe tentatively chosen to serve on thi jury A total of 32 must be ac cepted The final 12 who will hear tb case will be selected from tha number Beckwith who is being tried fo the second time inthe slaying o Irma Jean Stahlhut 22 wife o a Morrison tavern operator ha listened closely to questioning o all prospective jurors His feet are manacled while he is an the courtroom He appeared nervous and tense Wednesday but told newsmen he felt more confident about the outcome o this trial than his first one Mrs Stahlhuts body was founc in the walkin cooler of her hus bands tavern June 22 1949 Beck with was convicted of the slaying in October 1949 and sentenced to be hanged Nearly a year after Beckwith was taken to death row at the Fort Madison penitentiary the state upheld his appeal and ordered a new trial Courtroom observers said the public has shown a great reluct ance to serve on the jury in the retrial Attorneys have questioned 121 prospective jurors in seating 30 Many of those questioned were excused after they told the cour they had formed opinions in the case which could not be changed Western Union Crippled by 8State Walkout By the ASSOCIATED PRESS Western Union telegraph serv ice in 8 states remained crippled Thursday as some 800 AFL em ployes in the companys Philadel phia and Cincinnati offices refusec to work Telegraphic service into and ou of Pennsylvania Ohio New Jer sey Delaware West Virginia Ken tucky Tennessee and parts o Maryland slowed to a trickle A union spokesman insisted This is a walkout not a strike Chinese Waves Fail to V Break Allied Defenses Gaping Hole in Line Is Plugged All About The WEATHER Iowa Considerable cloudiness mild and humid Thursday nigh and Friday with localshowers No decided change in tempera ture Low Thursday night BO SS except 60 in extreme north High Friday 7884 except 7075 in the more persistent shower areas Further showers Saturday possibly con tinuing into Sunday It will be cooler Sunday Mason City Cloudy Thursday night becoming partly cloudy on Friday Brief rain showers through Friday Low Thursday night 5560 High Friday 75 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Loca showers Friday and in south portion Thursday night Warmer Friday and in west portion Thursday night Low Thursday night 4452 High Friday mid 70s but lower in the more per sistent shower areas GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 75 Minimum 60 At 8 a m 60 Precipitation 05 By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo MR Waves of attacking Chinese reds failed Thursday to break through the main United Nations de fense line The Chinese smashed a hole in South Korean ranks anc streamed through but allied troops rushed up and pluggec the gap by nightfall Waves of Chinese stormed U S positions But every time the Americans were pushed off a hil they counterattacked to recapture the high ground The actions were along the eastcentral front hottest sector of the 75 mile wide battleground 96000 Attack Field dispatches said 9600 Chinese were attacking in the 21 mile length of the east centra sector in the opening stages oJ an allout communist offensive Another 25000 reds were re ported gathering strength on the Pukhan valley invasion route oJ the west central sector Slithering Chinese had crept close to Amer ican lines at the junction of the Han and Pukhan rivers despiti ceaseless aerial and artillery pun ishment Far to the west erupting at tacks and mounting pressure threatened a major advance to ward Seoul might be tried later All along the line red reserves were packed deep behind the bugle blowing assault units Front line officers said red strategy appeared to be to hit the center of the line regardless 01 losses Communists attacked relentless ly UN planes artillery and mine fields took a heavy toll We are killing them by the thousands a UN air officer said Artillery batteries rec ord pace We are not firing ex cept at groups of 100 or more an artilleryman said 3500 Casualties The U S 8th army estimated communist casualties Wednesday at 3582 The 5th air force said it added 850 Thursday in 617 com bat strikes before 6 p m Heaviest fighting was on a 25 mile sector of the eastcentral front from Chunchon to Inje The Chinese breakthrough was south of Inje north of the 38th parallel Two South Korean di visions were reported retreating before the red onslaught Elements of two Chinese regiments had slipped through the gap in the republican ranks Every field dispatch referring to the breakthrough was heavily cen sored AP Correspondent William C Barnard on the eastcentra front reported the break exposed the flanks of other republican units South Koreans to the west gave ground under heavy pressure Still farther southwest in the neighborhood of Chunchon Amer icans generally held their posi tions American lines were dented in spots The communist version of the battle was broadcast by Pyong yang radio in North Korea It said reds are successfully punishing savage American and British ag gressors allalong the front String of Firecrackers The attack began on the east coast Wednesday and exploded westward AP Correspondent Nate Polowetzky compared it to a string of firecrackers exploding as the flame crept along the cord for 65 miles From east to west front line dispatches gave this picture Thurs day night South Koreans on the east coast fell back before the attack of communists streaming off moun tain ridges Six hundred communists pene trated South Korean lines north of Hangye Allied troops rushed up to plug the hole Hangye is 20 miles inland and 7 miles north east of Inje Communists struck hard all along the Inje sector breaking through South Korean lines and forcing two republican divisions to Reds streamed southwest down he InjeHongchon highway Al lied artillery aeavily pounded the road Between this road and Chung chon highway hub of the no mans land on the central front Chinese plunged into American units before dawn and forced a slight penetration Sarly Thursday afternoon 1000 Chinese hit a single sector of an American unit Americans with drew from a hill and another allied group promptly attacked o regain the hill The main U S line held Some Artillery The reds used some 150 mm artillery antitank guns and rc coilless rifles But mostly they ised automatic weapons and mortars South of Chunchon Americans fog Breaks Search for Escapee f Frank Karpa Eludes Manhunt by 200 Tlpton fog caused 200 persons to break off their search Wednesday night for Frank Karpa 36 elusive escapee from the Cedar county jail Wednesday nights search was centered in the vicinity of Wald about 5 miles north of Tipton after a farmer reported he fright ened away a man who was trying to take his car The farmer James Moffitt said the man ran off into the woods Sheriff C R Willeys office said Thursday that unless Karpa has been picked up by a passing mo torist he is still in the Tipton vi cinity The search will be conr tinued Karpa has kept Cedar county in an uproar ever since Tuesday morning when he picked a lock on his county jail cell door anc escaped It was his second escape in 72 hours Previously he hac jumped out a courthouse rest room window Saturday but was retaken a few hourslater Late Tuesday night a man be lieved to be Kaipa sped through a road block set up by two high way patrolmen The officers fired 9 shots after the car The driver jumped out let the auto careen into a ditch and fled into the woods The car had been stolen in Tipton Officers said Karpa is believed to have been the burglar who climbed a water spout and robbed the rooms of Dr G K Dice Tip ton dentist of Tuesday night Earlier Wednesday a posse combed the woods northwest o Tipton near the spot where the man jumped from the car but hac no success Sheriff Willey has alerted farm ers and farm housewives to sounc a quick alarm if they see stranger in the area Authorities say that if Karpa is still around hell have to come out for food Karpa was being held on theft charges at the time of his escape He listed his address as Frankjin N H TO COMPEL INSPECTION Des Moines say they plan a drive next week to compel inspection of an estimated 10000 autos and trucks which have no complied with the citys motor ve iiicle inspection laws astride the ChunchonHongchon highway repulsed two regimental attacks They reported killing 400 reds and taking 60 prisoners Slightly to the west very large numbers of Chinese were re ported moving south U S fighter planes swooped in for the kill Through this sector Barnard re ported probably 90000 south oound reds have crossed the Puk han and Chpyang rivers Small Chinese groups attacked south of Kapyong 32 miles north east of Seoul Ten miles southwest of Kap yong the reds threw a round tiouse blow at allied troops south west of Changdong They struck frontally and on the left flank of American units The attack began with about 500 men in the early morning and grew to about 4000 Poor Targets Chinese emerged from aban doned gold and silver mines and streamed south along mountain trails Their columns were well spaced making poor targets for constant hammering by UN ar illery and planes These reds opened up at dusk with long range guns on UN roops on the north bank of the Han river They used some mor ars and Howitzers and more were coming south on pack mules Chinese made strong probing attacks around Uijongbu 11 miles north of Seoul and 20 miles west of Changdong To the northwest of Seoul on he extreme western end of the ine North Koreans in battalion strength hit South Korean troops The reds pushed forward but fell back before dork when allies counterattacked AP WHERE FIGHTING RAGES IN Ko reans attacked South Koreans north of Seoul A Thurs day while UN air scouts were reporting heavy enemy troop movements in the Hwachon reservoir area The heaviest fighting was in progress C in a 25mile stretch from Inje to Chunchon The reds also were strik ing in the Yangyang area Hickenlooper Says Public Will Force Use of Chinese Troops for New Invasion Wuhlntton opin ion and Gen Douglas MaeArthur eventually will fore use of Ghitnf JCiudieki nation alist troops for an attack upon the Chinese mainland Senate Hickenlboper RIowa says The senator told newsmen Wed riesday he had been urginf such a move for a long time Chiang told Frank King AMOci ated Press general executive in an interview at Taipeh Formosa Wednesday that his force coulc halt red Chinese aggression in Ko rea by a body punch to the main land But Senator McMahon D Conn took a different view He said that I have always said tha any effective invasion by Chiang troops from Formosa would have to be behind American forces At Opposite Both Hickenlooper and Me Mahonarc members of the senate foreign relations committee Hick enlooper has been one of the chie critics and McMahon one of til leading supporters of the ouste of General MacArthur by Presi dent Truman Hickenlooper said he though that a diversionary action by th nationalist Chinese on the main land of China would pull the pres sure off Formosa and also off the French in Indochina I think the greatest oppqrtuni ty of the last several years is now for uniting of anticommunis guerrilla forces on the Chinese mainland Cites Supply Shutdown That and the destruction o red bases in Manchuria shouli get underway I think that th state department will have to come around to this line of think ing because of the force of publii opinion and the realization of the situation He added that an example o the force of public opinion was the recent state department action in shuttingoff the shipments of strategic materials to red China The department finally has taken steps to cut off this vicious trade because of public opinion Hickenlooper said So far the MacArthur proposals have neither been shaken nor disproved in any way Judge Throws Out Scientist X Contempt Charges Washington Joseph W iVeinberg the Scientist X who figured in investigations of atomic pying was freed Thursday of contempt of court charges Four contempt charges against he scientist were thrown out by U S District Judge Alexander Holtzoff The judge ruled that Weinberg lad a right to refuse to answer questions put to him by a federal grand jury on the ground that mswers might tend to incriminate lim The contempt charges were odged against the scientist by udge Holtzoff last Friday when Weinberg repeated in open court ns refusal to answer questions before a grand jury Steel Supplies ft it m Sliced Again WMhlmrton govern ment announced Thursday that steel supplies lor autos and other consumer hard goods will cut about onethird below pre Korea levels on This will mean reductions rang ing from 10 to 15 per cent belovr present civilian levels Copper and aluminum will be somewhat tighter than steel Ed win T Gibson acting defense pro ductionadministrator said Gibson told a news conference that about 2000000 tons of steel will be available for refrigerators passenger cars washing machines and other household appliances in th e JulyAugustSeptember quarter as against 3000000 tons oh the average before the out break of fighting The announcement was shortly after the government ord ered steel mills to set aside sharpljr increased percentages of their out4 put for July delivery on military priorities Britain Sends Stern Note to Iran on Oil London sent Iran a stern note Thursday reportedly calling for high level talks to set tie their oil dispute The note was dispatched to British Ambassador Sir Francis Shepherd in Tehran The foreign office said Sir Francis would de liver it to the Persian govern ment at the first opportunity This however may not be un Lil Saturday as Friday is the Moslem equivalent of the western worlds Sunday Informed sources said the will reject as illegal Irans na ionalization of the big Anglo Iranian Oil company These sources said Britain will offer sending a high level mission probably led by a junior minis er to Tehran to reach a com promise solution Britain consulted the United States during the drafting of the lote A foreign office spokes man said Britain has the full 5upport of the United States in ts move to settle the dispute SAME llif meani ftMh JB 4 ;