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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1951, Mason City, Iowa lows Doily MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAMft TNAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH IOWANS N 11 C M IO ft S HOME EDITION VOL LVII fnu Vnitod Frew Full Win MASON CITY IOWA TUK8DAV MAY 2f 1951 of Two One Iff Koreo Hft Air force fiomfc Manchuria Sen Toft Wants to Know By JACK BELL Taft ROhio Tuesday criticized Gen Moyt S Vandenbergs contention that Manchurian bombing attack would require the doubling of U S strategic air power in the far east Vandenberg told senators Monday Gen Douglas MacArthur plan to Wast Chinese red bases and troop centers north ot the Yak river would draw into the Korean fighting planes needed elsewher and leave the nation naked against air attacks Planes Taft said in an interview he was told recently by Vandenberj himself that as many as 1000 U S planes had been used in at tacks on the Chinese reds in Korea If they can bomb in Korea1 dont see why they cant flya little further and bomb in Manchuria or why there have to be so many more of them to do the job Taft said The Ohioan said he fears the military men who have opposed proposal to blockade China bomb Manchuria and usi Chinese nationalist troops are following the administration line rather than expressing independent military thinking in the sen atorial inquiry No Question On the other hand Senator Sparkman DAla said he doesn think there is any question but that President Trumans dismissa of MacArthur was justified I believe the testimony amply shows that MacArthur could no abide by the decisions of the joint chiefs of staff who after all were his superiors Sparkman told a reporter Marshall Bradley Collins and Vandenberg have made a good case in pointing out that theirs is a global responsibility in contras to MacArthurs responsibility for one theater They have showec that they worked as a in agreement on the decisions reached Vandenberg Under Fire by Hickenlooper Raises Question of Resignation Washinrton Hoyt S Vandenberg testifying in the sen ates MacArthur inquiry came under sharp fire Tuesday from Senator Hickenlooper RIowa who declared that Vandenberg has been just as critical of Korean policy as Gen Douglas MacArthur ever has Hickenlooper said it raised the question whether Van denberg should resign or be re moved as air force chief of staff Vandenberg in return denied that he had disagreed with any UN policy as to Korea He acknowleged writing in a magazine article last May that U S air power was made just about useless when the United Nations in an effort to avoid a diplomatic rupture with the Chinese communists halted of fensive action at the Yalu river But he told Hickenlooper I was explaining a result from military action I was not advo cating it Critical As Mac Hickenlooper contended that Vandenbergs comments published in Air Force magazine together with other statements he said he would produce later were just as critical of UN policy as anything that General MacArthur ever said Vandenberg was in the witness chair for the 2nd day before the senate armed services and foreign relations committees They are in vestigating MacArthurs dismissal from his far eastern commands and the policy differences in volved in the dismissal On Monday Vandenberg said that as a member of the joint chiefs of staff he concurred in the de cision that MacArthur should be relieved Tuesday Hickenlooper told him Now let me ask you this be cause you recommended or con curred in his MacArthurs with drawal shouldnt you resign your commission or get out of the serv ice or be recalled for criticizing UN policy And I am not advocating that General bear in mind but I am saying that you concurred in Gen eral MacArthurs recall on the basis that there was a cumulative disagreement with policy Now what about your own sit uation and I think there are some other statements we can bring up where you have been in disagree ment with policy Point of Time Vandenberg said his published statement is factual when you consider the point of time to which 1 was talking At that time he said the UN forces were up close to the Yalu There was very little distance be tween the Yalu and the front line where air power could operate against them and I was simply making a factual statement that when that condition occurs your air power is relatively ineffec tive Earlier Vandenberg had testi fied it was made clear to MacAr BRICE Comedienne Fanny Brice Dies at 59 Hollywood fP Comedienne ranny Brice died Tuesday 5 days after suffering a cerebral hemor hage Miss Brice born Fannie Borach of New Yorks east side was 59 The end came a hours after Miss Brice the Baby Snooks of radio took a turn for the worse Monday night at Cedars of Leba non hospital She had been in a coma and under an oxygen tent most of the time since suffering the hemorrhage at her home last Thursday Miss Brices two children WSI liam Brice sand Frances Stark were at her bedside when she died H WONJU ts AP Wlrepholo RETREATING REDS STIFFEN RESISTANCE All along the Korean front UN troops were at a virtual standstill as re treating reds turned and fought back On the western front A UN troops ran into heavy opposition after fording the Imjin river At Hwachon B battles flared in 3 directions west of the reservoir At Inje C field reports said tankled patrols ran into trouble while probing in 3 directions from the anchor of this eastern sector Labor Wants to Raise Pay Ceiling Half Again About The WEATHER Mason City Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Tues day night and Wednesday morn ing Low Tuesday night 57 High Wednesday 7075 Iowa Clearing and cooler wes1 portion and partly cloudy eas portion with scattered showers east Tuesday night Low Tues day night 4450 northwest to 5458 southeast Wednesday fair and windy with highs 7075 Further cloudi ness Thursday with scattered showers developing Occasional showers with little change in temperature Friday Minnesota Fair and cooler Tues day night Wednesday fair anc slightly cooler Low Tuesday night 3440 north 4045 south High Wednesday 6065 north 6570 south GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday May 29 Maximum 77 Minimum 59 At 8 a m 64 Precipitation trace ew t LUCKY THE BRIDE Carters lively thur that a joint chiefs of staffjnew love StOTV about 0 last January embracing who couldn t Study irtst ortnuriij1 t some points of MacArthurs posed Korean only a tentative thing He said that as he recalls he and Gen J Lawton Collins army chief of staff made that clear on a visit to Tokyo MacArthur when testifying be fore the senators read from the Jan 12 document in saying he understood the joint chiefs shared his strategy views The document listed as possible moves air reconnaissance over Manchuria and red China a naval and economic blockade of the China coast and use of the For mostbased Chinese nationalist forces between her man and her job Can a girl love her job more than the man shes engaged to marry Thats the problem that faces young and pretty Julie Thorndyke in LUCKY THE BRIDE Its a newspaper serial youll want to follow from the start Opens on the comic page of this issue By FRANK OBRIEN Washington union members of the wage controls icard want to raise the ceiling ver wages to possibly halfagain s present height The ceiling now is 10 per cen bove the levels of Jan 15 1950 Organized labors new target is 14 r 15 per cent The unions let this be known londay night after a meeting United Labor Policy commit ee U L P C is composed ol epresentatives from most of the ations major unions and deals ith the government on behalf oi most organized labor It quit the riginal wage stabilization board ast Feb 16 and pulled its men ut of the defense mobilizatior etup when the board adoptee ic 10 per cent ceiling Say Costs Rise U L P C wanted at least 12 er cent last February Its repre entatives said Monday night liv ng costs have risen another two er cent justifying a 14 or 15 per ent formula U L P C took no ormal action on the wage ceiling ut its men on the ntw wage oard hinted they will be putting ressure on the industry and pub c members of the board for higher roof for wages Meanwhile congress heard new appeals to let government control oflihe economy die with expira tion of the defense production act June 30 and stabilization officials got out new orders ranging from manufactured goods in general to the price of shoes And the national production au thority notified tire manufacturers they must get along on their pres ent reduced rubber allocations until at least Oct among other things that the spare tire will not be back on new autos for some time Price Director Michael V Di Salle said in a television show from New York Monday night the administration wants authority to license all businesses so they can be put out of operation if they violate controls Unfreeze Liquor Whisky wines ale bottles and beer bottles also got attention The office of price stabilization ssued a ceiling price regulation for makers of whisky and wines OPS said the result to consumers will be slightly higher prices for vines of 1950 vintage and increases in whisky prices in some states The wine provision allows mak ers and bottlers to recompute ceil ings on wine made from 1950 Fruit which was substantially nigher This wine was not ready for marketing until last March 1 The whisky section permits in creases in alcoholic beverage prices n 17 states which have state owned or operated stores as well ns in a few states which have state or local price posting laws OPS officials said they expected1 few increases in these areas sine the price for the products alreadj is high and sales recently hav been slow Whisky distillers also will bi able to reflect higher grain cost in making liquor for sale two tc 4 years from now The order lets beer and ale re tailers charge higher deposits 01 bottles to the extent of replace ment costs It was predicted de posits may go up from about two to 3 or 4 cents One subject was to encourage return of glass con tainers now getting scarce because of curtailed use of cans N P Steele of the nationa Chamber of Commerce told the senate the wage stabilization board should no have jurisdiction over any non wage labor dispute The board now has limited powers outside the wage field Other developments Prices The government called on shoe manufacturers to compute new ceiling prices according to pre Korean levels with allowance made for increased costs since the fighting started The order is ef fective June 4 but the new ceil ings do not become mandatory until July 2 Little Effect The office of pripe stabilization said there would probably be little change in the average retail cost of shoes OPS relaxed wholesale and re tail price controls in general to allow adjustments according to changes in manufacturers prices Makers have been ordered to set arices by July 2 at levels before fighting in Korea with allow ance for increased costs Cleveland Pays Record Bonus Price Detroit Cleveland In dians Tuesday signed young Billy Joe Davidson a 17 year old prep school pitcher for what a team spokesman called the highest cash bonus ever paid any ball player Marsh Samuel public relations director for the Cleveland club said the Indians paid more than sum the Pittsburgh Pirates were supposed to have paid for Pitcher Paul Petit Every major league team was nterested in Davidson but none vas able to do any business with lim until he got his diploma Mon day at Oak Ridge military acad emy near WinstonSalem N Car said Samuel Explosion Entombs 78 British Miners Easinglon England vio lent explosion buried 78 British coal miners Tuesday behind a tunnel full of thousands of rocks The bodies of 14 men were dragged out by rescuers and one man was taken out badly crushed and burned but still alive but by late afternoon 63 still were en tombed Twelve brigades of rescuers worked through the tumbled rocks attempting to clear 1000 yards of blocked tunnel to reach the blast area 900 feet underground at the large Easington coal pit H E Collins production direc tor of the Durham coal mining division said we have notgiven up hope but Fuel Minister Philip NoelBaker told the house of com mons he feared it was not at all probable that any of the trapped men could have escaped through old tunnels branching off from the gasladen explosion site By early afternoon rescue par Lies had driven through more than 300 yards of debris Mining offi cials said the coal face where it s believed the majority of men are trapped was another 700 yards away Fresh air was being forced ihrough neighboring seams in nopes it would filter through to the men The violent blast blew two men clear of the tumbling debris A great cloud of black gas poured down the shaft said George Williams twin brother of 19 year old Matthew Williams who was the first brought out alive The explosion caught the miners ust as the day shift was reliev ng night workers about a mile and onequarter from the bottom of the pit hoisting shaft Cause of the disaster was not known One of the rescue workers tolc reporters It is unlikely that any of the miners still in there are alive It was terribly hot and we got some idea of the force of the explosion Allies Ready Trap 2 Chinese Divisions Wiped Out Near 38 Iranians Brace for Oil Action By FRED ZUSV Tehran Iran JP Tanks and troopladen trucks r u m b 1 e d through this tense capital Tuesday as Irans government braced itself for communistcalled antiimper ialist demonstrations throughout the land Hundreds of troops poured inl the city to reinforce regular polic already alerted for the demonstra tions expected to be the bigges the communists have staged sine their outlawed Tudeh party wa forced underground in 1949 Occasion for the latest red ag tation is the 18th anniversary the signing of the rich oil conces sion to the Britishowned Anglo Iranian Oil company which par liament in a wave of fervor voted to end less than month ago The demonstrations are spon sored by the Society to Fight Im perialistic Oil Companies in Irai which western observers hav tagged as a communist front Th demonstrations are advertised 1 last 3 weeks Meanwhile the BritishIrania oil dispute remained deadlocke following Irans Monday of steps flat rejectio by Britain t take the case to the internationa court of justice world court a The Hague FORMER SHERIFF DIES Sibley I Kamsey 69 former Osceola county sheriff died in the Osceola hospital here of cancer Sunday night Mason Citys MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM a m Parade assembles at Central park 9 a m Prade moves down State street to East park a m Ceremonies in East park the Rev R L Williams speaker Following ceremonies at the park salutes to the dead will be given at Elmwod and Me morial Park cemeteries Charles City Celebrates Centennial Charles than 200 persons are estimated tohave at tended the opening of the city centennnial celebration here Mon day night The event opened in the after noon with Atty W K Can Charles City attorney for the II inois Central railroad presentin Mayor Harold S Henry with plaque and paper weights Th railroad is celebrating its cen tennial along with the city Congratulatory wires were re ceived by the mayor from W A Johnston president of the Illinoi Central Chicago and E H Bue low district superintendent Wa terloo Among exhibits of th railroad is a photostatic copy o a pass used by Abraham Lincol when he was attorney for th company in 1858 Ten centennial queens had bee nominated up till Monday On was to be selected Tuesday nigh as centennial queen The queen were to be featured in a parad at 7 p m Tuesday with 25 to 3 colorful floats 7 marching band and circus attractions Special services will be held a 9 a m on Memorial day at Sun set Park Calvary and Riverside cemeteries The Memorial day parade will start at the court house at 10 a m and arrive a the high school at a m fol lowed by a program Attorney Boyd G Hayes wil give the Memorial day addrcs in the high school auditorium SAME Black flajt means Iraffio death In last 21 hours New York Shoppers Hit Jackpot in Price War By DAVID C WHITNEY New York of sub vay shoppers pitched in to help hemselves Tuesday to bargains hey hadnt seen in many a year with the citys biggest department stores firing the first rounds of a giant price war R H Macy Co the worlds argest department store under one roof let go the first salvo a doublepage ad in Tuesday mornings newspapers announcing n twoinch high type Now you can buy 5978 price ixed items at less than price ixed Macys The ink was hardly dry when Gimbels department store almost as big and just across the street declared through its controller William Gorman If IMacys cuts prices well tro right along with them It looks like we arc in an old fashioned price war Bloomingdales another large department store announced it would not be undersold Hearns department store said if there is a price war well be right in the middle of it Gimbels and Macys have been battering each other in newspaper ads in recent weeks over the ques tion of standard brands It started when Gimbels was named Stand ard Brands Store of the Year Macys let it be known it was more interested in keeping prices down than selling standard brands and that it sponsored its own spe cial Macy products when it couldnt sell name brands at a low enough price And Macys decided to take ad vantage Tuesday of last weeks U S supreme court antifair trade decision by slashing 6 per cent from the retail prices of nearly 6000 products The depart ment stores 11000 clerks worked late hours Monday night changing some 1000000 price tags Macys President Richard Weil Jr said if competitors fol lowed suit he would crop an other 6 per cent off prices as qiuck as you can say knife Among Tuesdays bargains of fered by Macys were mens spring weave summer suits reduced from to Underwood port able typewriters were knocked down to from Ever sharp fountain pens were reduced from to Weil said some manufacturers had threatened to refuse to supply Macys if it cut prices For almost 70 years Macys has faced the same type of threats tic said Were glad to be back in the same position By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo South Korean troops stabbed forward a dozen miles Tuesday against little or no opposition to seize the east coast port of Kansong 26 miles inside North Korea Other United Nations forces on the central front gained control of an important ridge overlooking the escape route for thousands of Korean and Chinese reds at the eastern end of the Hwachon reservoir Possible Trap The allied push was designed to slam the door on red troops still south of the reservoir said a pooled The allies were within 4 miles southeast of Yanggu on the last riclgeline leading to that strategic town The reds fought bitterly to delay the allied troops on the mountainous central front but gains of as much as 4500 yards almost 3 miles were scored by powerful allied tank and artillerysupported task forces Two Chinese divisions were wiped out in a 4 day battle on the central front south of the 38th parallel The U S 8th army said the Chinese lost 18000 wound ed or the single battle Smaller but equally stubborn fights raged across Korea north of 38 Allied troops were held to limited gains Sliffest action was in the center of the peninsula where UN troops tried to seal off all Hwachon reservoir South Korean troops were strung along the south bank of the reservoir about 4 miles east of the dam site U S marines were on the western end American infan trymen fighting through strong opposition gained one mile Tues day in their drive to reach its east ern end Allies Bog Down A and heavily censored dispatch from AP Correspondent Tom Bradshaw said a powerful UN task force bogged down Mon day northeast of Inje Allied casualties in Inje itself were heavy Bradshaw reported Reds poured sporadic fire from the surrounding hills into the leveled area of mud huts interspersed with dead Chinese and horses The ungodly smell of dead flesh hung over Inje And along the streets of the town lay bodies of Chinese communists so battered by the passing vehicles that they could hardly be recognized as hu man beings Bradshaw reported the task force had rumbled across the bod ies in the night with a dull crunching of human bones Tanks Slowed Reds lining the hills northeast of the town slowed the tanks to a crawl with a series of road blocks and heavy mortar and automatic weapon fire and finally halted it Other armored units ran into the same trouble as they headed northwest toward Yanggu 10 miles away on the end of Hwa chon reservoir AP Correspondent Jim Becker reported Americans hacked out one mile Tuesday against rugged opposition North Koreans fought through out the day Becker reported con centrating highly accur ate mortar fire and very heavy antitank fire on the Americans These Koreans stick in their holes and fight a lot longer than he Chinese one American offi cer said Weve been throwing grenades back and forth at each other all day They are waiting for us to come in and dig them out hand to land Good Support And they have plenty of good WJrephoto WAR HERO Pvt Kenneth Sells above native of Water 1 o o earned recommendation for he congressional m e d I of honor his first day under fire In Korea He had aiked for more active duty after Mrviiic as a military policeman and suf fered a mangled arm when ait enemy hand greiiade exploded in his hand Sells had picked it up in an effort to toss it back while helping a wounded com rade His mother Mrs Ira Sells IVIiddlcsboro Ky says she didnt know he had been in combat Married Couple Held for Kidnaping Admit Abduction of Wealthy lowan Indianola young mar ried couple was arrested in a hotel lere Tuesday and Sheriff John Taylor said they readily admitted the abduction and robbery of R L Adams about 74 wealthy Fort Dodge implement dealer Sheriff Taylor said the couples dentity had been established as Robert Powers 27 and his wife mortar support It is always diffijLoS 26 They said they live in the cult to make progress against well Oskaloosa area The sheriff said the couple sur slaced mortar barrages Another officer said he thought an entire red division blocked the oad toward Yanggu rendered without resistance to him and 3 other officers and that a loaded 32 caliber automatic South Koreans advanced to thej pistol was found underneath their southern banks of the 20 mile ong reservoir At its western lip U S marines vere engaged in sharp fierce ights with red Koreans east west and north of the town of Hwa hon Hwachon is the central pearhead attleline Communist troops threw up tiff defenses against every other JN penetration to the west South Coreans in Yongong had to call bed He said was recovered from them Adams was kidnaped at gun point at Albia Monday night robbed of threatened with death and was forced to take his abductors to Princeton Mo in of the 125 mile UN his car Unharmed Adams was released unharmed about 9 p m and the couple hitch hiked to Lineville boarded a bus for Des Moines and got off at In or air strikes before they could move at all against two red bat aliens Thcir arrest shortly before 9 On the western front TucsdiLy eame on a bus atrols Monday probed throughdrivers tip The sheriff said the onchon 6 miles north of 38 ma be turned over to the 5 miles north of Seoul But whenifB Prosecution possibly n fan try moved up Tuesday theyiundcr federal kidnaping statutes ound communists on the hilltops Shortly before 1 p m Tuesday erywhcre The reds opened upSheriff Taylor reported the FBI guns and an had turned the couple over to ilh 7Gmm field rtillcry battle flared AP Correspondent John dolph reported these reds apparjCash said the pair would be ently were fighting to block j charged with armeU robbery in j Monroe county authorities at Albia Ranwhere County Attorney W K Americans from their assembly area Nasty hill fights developed all j Chonvon connection with Adams abduction Adams was to view the pair at along the front DOCTOR DIES DCS Moines I Dr I Taylor said the pair also is wanted for allegedly passing 88 bad checks in numerous cities in Kmii Iowa and some out of the state Holmgren Sr 73 Ottumwa died I He related that the woman wrote Monday at Veterans hospital inthe checks and the man passed DCS Moines jthem They were all for for a ;