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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for tlw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAMft THAT MAKIS A L I NORTH IOWANS N 11 G M 0 ft S HOME EDITION VOL LVIt Associated United Frew Full Lcut Five Cwiu Copyi MASON CITIT IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 30 1951 Thli Paper ol Two GlobeGazette photos by Conpany 2nd BlUlion 33 MuUy Nation Guard fctt t right Sgt A L Stamand Sgl Forrest Calkms Cpi RcKrd Schnet Cpl Smith Bchnrd RcynoMs 8gl Union Accuses Industry of Bribe to Kill Price Control AVashington C I 0 Wednesday accused big business of trying to bribe labor to join in scuttling price controls and then share the loot with business C SecretaryTreasury James B Carey in a state ment for the senate banking committee cited specifically the National Association of Manufacturers and the U S Chamber of Commerce He said the two organiza tions are guilty of a complete ir responsibility and a narrow greed that could wholly wreck our de fense program Carey added They propose the ending OL price and wage controls Now cer tainly we of organized labor do not care for controls for their own sake and certainly we have no love for controls over the wages we might bargain for Sees a Bribe But we see inthis big busi ness program simply a bribe of fered to bribe that if join with them in scuttling price controls business would be will ing to share the loot with us Both of us together could then gouge the consumer We of the C I O reject em phatically this offer of a con spiracy against the public inter est Carey continued We will haveno part in this shameful deal Carey urged congress to extend the defense production act which authorizes pricewage controls It is due to expire a month from now Both senate and house bank ing committees are still holding hearings on the proposed exten sion Secretary of Defense Marshall Tuesday urged an extension be cause he said inflation is adding a year to the cost of the arms program Inflation Cost Marshall told the senatecom mittee roughly that amount of the authorized for milii tary buying and building in th year ending June 30 can be re garded as the cost of inflation The loss of guns and tanksan retail stores selling household goods and for about 300000 retail meat markets By midnight most retail stores must file charts with OPS listing their ceiling prices for such things as dry goods housewares radios television sets house furnishings and musical instruments Also by midnight retail meat markets which have not done so must notify OPS in which of 4 store groups they are classified for ceiling prices on beef Small independent stores generally may charge higher prices than big chain stores Deadline Extended The deadline on posting of beef ceiling price charts was extended from June 4 to June 13 except in the case of kosher beef retail ers whose charts must be posted by June 11 OPS said it had run into difficulty getting charts printed and distributed Retail beef ceilings have been n effect since May 14 Since then dealers have had to display indi vidual prices for cuts of beef by rades but not official charts planes to creeping inflation is jus as damaging as if they had bee destroyed or captured by an un seen enemy he said Meanwhile the U S Chambe of Commerce criticized Price Di rector Michael V DiSalles pro posal to license all business firm as one which would subject ou citizens to the kind of strait jacketing policing and regiment ing which is typical of commu nistpolice states In a telecast from New York Monday night DiSalle had pro posed such licensing to enable the government to put out of business companies which violate controls DiSalles office of price stabili zation set ceiling prices Wednes day for canners sales of the 1951 spring pack of canned asparagus green beans spinach and other vegetable greens OPS Tuesday night gave mos meat markets an additional two weeks in which to post officia beef ceiling price charts The regulation fixing ceilings for canners sales is effective at once OPS officials said it would 1 Bring a small rollback in the prices of canned spinach and 2 Perhaps cause a small increase foi canned asparagus They said no estimate is possible now on the effect on canned bean prices There were these other eco nomic developments 1 Agriculture department econ omists foresaw relatively stable prices for farm products this sum mer but they told newsmen the slight downdrift since February might continue for another month or two The department Tuesday issued a report which showed the decline since February has been nearly 3 per cent but that farm prices are still about 27 per cent higher than a year ago Tight Supply 2 OPS fixed its first dollars and cents ceiling prices on a petroleum product authorizing increases of 17 to 31 cents a barrel in prices for residual fuel oils on the At lantic seaboard The oils are used for power generation as fuel for ships and for heating in some commercial and residential build Ings OPS said the supply is tight all along the Atlantic seaboard and it hopes higher prices will re lieve the situation Wednesday is an important deadline for an estimated 200000 Couple Plead Innocent to Armed Holdup Albi young couple ac cused in the kidnaprobbery of a wealthy retired Fort Dodge im plement dealer pleaded innocent Wednesday armed robbery charges and were bound over to Monroe county grand jury Robert Powers 27 Oskaloosa and his wife Lois 26 were ac cused of robbing R L Adams 74 of during a wild 85mile ride from here to Princeton Mo Mon day night Adams identified his kidnapers and told law officers to throw the book at them He said Powers and his wife threatened to kill me and even said they might re turn to Albia and kill my wife Powers and his wife remanded to the county jail in lieu of bond each face possible 25 year prison terms the maximum for armed robbery It had not been determined whether they would be charged with kidnaping an of fense which carries a penalty of 5 years and fine under Iowa Before leaving Justice Harley Smiths courtroom Powers indi ated that he would try to raise lis wifes bond but said nothing about his own Authorities who questioned Powers Tuesday said the prisoner claimed to have passed 88 bad checks made out for each in various midweslern communities nost of them in Iowa HAPPENS OFTEN Chicago UR Loan company Mary Page wasnt excited when a bandit threat ened her with a pistol and forced her to hand over S82 from a cash drawer Im getting used to it he said Thats the 3rd time since started working here About The WEATHER Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered thundershowers develop ing over most of state late Wed nesday night or Thursday Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 5055 north 5560 south GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 80 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 69 EAR AGO Maximum 7S Minimum 54 GEN MATTHEW B KIDGWAY Gen Ridgway Claims Major Red Defeat 10000 Captives Since Spring Drive By WILLIAM JORDEN Tokyo Matthew B Ridgway said Wednesday allied troops had inflicted a major se vere defeat on the Chinese and red Korean armies The supreme commander back from a twoday trip to the war front said United Nations troops had captured 10000 red soldiers since the communists opened their first spring offensive April 22 He praised the gallant U S second division with attached French and Dutch units for its stand in eastcentral Korea which turned the main communist blow And Ridgway warned that the reds have the power to strike again But he expressed confi dence that his UN troops again could stop them End Not Here Still clad in combat boots and fatigue pants the supreme com mander grimly told reporters there is no reason to believe the war is near an end Withthem the communists there is no compromise and for us there is no choice Ridgway said the communist leaders with a cynical disregard for the lives of their own men gave the free world a clear view of the fate that would befall us and all other free peoples if they are successful Only a change of policy on the highest communist levels in Mos cow or Peiping he said can stop the bloodshed Ridgway said communist morale was breaking under the tremen dous allied fire superiority the staggering losses suffered by the reds and the growing severe shortage of food in communist held areas Many Desert We have learned from prisoner of war reports that desertion has become a definite and serious problem for the communists well back into their rear areas There must be a growing ques tion in the minds of the Chinese forces as to the beneficence of their leaders motives He said the red commanders conduct of the Korean war indi cated to him their unchanging determination to continue this ut terlyunwarranted and wanton use of armed forces to achieve their ends The communists still could hurl into the war 5 Chinese armies whose exact strength we do not know Ridgway said The supreme commander made it clear that the allied command is Iowa Pays Homage to War Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lowans paid homage to the dead of many wars Wednesday Ceremonies in virtually ever city town and village stressed th traditional features parades speeches and music But the significance of the oc casion struck deeper this yea There was the reverence inspire by a time of war Sharp rifle salutes and the ten der strains of Taps sounded i the cemeteries Wreathbedecked graves be sope the deeds of soldiers sailor air men marines whose sacrific won the protected American free dom The thoughts of many lowan turned to loved ones now engage in the struggle in Korea Tha newest conflict has added 13 names to the roll of Iowas hon ored dead At West Union the observanc centered around the dedication Palmer Memorial hospital The families of those who los their lives in the services of their country were special guests Mr arid Mrs King Palmer of Des Moines Th hospital is named for their son King Palmer Jr Navy and marine corps deai were memorialized in a servic on the bank of the Des Moine river Wreaths made from flower brought to the class rooms bj school children decorated the graves of 4000 war veterans in Des Moines cemeteries Thi wreaths were made by women o Des Moines patriotic tions National Traffic Toll Begins Rise By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidental deaths began mount ing Wednesday as the Memorial day holiday got under way Traffic accidents as usual were the chief killers but drownings and miscellaneous accidents also claimed a number of lives The National Safety Council forecast that110 persons would die in traffic accidents between 6 p m Tuesday and midnight Wed nesday However the council ex pressed hope the toll could be held to 85 which would be the lowest for any holiday since World war II By Wednesday morning 18 per sons had died in accidents 9 of them in traffic crashes Five drowned and 4 were victims of miscellaneous mishaps Reds Fight Stubbornly But Allies Score Gains FIRST FLIGHT AT 106 AP Wirepliolo General William J Bush 106 confederate veteran from Fitzgerald Ga resolutely pre pares to make his first plane trip Tuesday He boarded a flight for Norfolk Va to attend the last reunion of con federate veterans Truman Urged Not to Go on National Tour Soys Husband Loves Bowling Not Her Davenport UR Thelma Nagy won a divorce Tuesday on her testimony that her husband John had a greater passion for She said that he went directly tojing and even anxious alIpV5 Trnm nrrirtr rtrinn cli 4 4 By ERNEST B VACCARO Aboard the Vagabondia III fp top man on the democratic ational committee is urging Pres lent Truman not to go througl ith a projected crosscountr umping tour this year This became knownWednesda s the president began the second ap of a Memorial day rest aboard ie USS Williamsburg cruising n the Potomac river and Chesa eake bay waters He plans to elurn to Washington Saturday The president left Washington uesday with 10 of his principal hite house staff members William M Boyle Jr chairman the democratic national com ittee conferred with the presi ent at the white house Monday Some of Mr Trumans closest dvisers who have talked with oyle since told a reporter he is jposed to a give em hell back atform speech lour by Mr Tru an this year These advisers ask not to be named They said the president is will the alleys from work and once fell asleep there ASK BOND ISSUE Washington ff The Iowa Public Service company of Sioux City has asked the power commis sion for authority to issue S5000 000 in first mortgage bonds to mature July 1 1381 puzzled by the lack of armor and air power in the communist drives stump but that Boyle is trying to persuade him to wait until 1952 Boyle was represented as argu ing things are breaking well for Mr Trumnn and the democrats and that there is nothing to be gained by a tour unless congress should quit without passing legis lation extending economic controls foreign economic and military aid and this countrys own military appropriation Boyle was quoted as having told the president that testimony in the He left no doubt that the use ofjscnntc inquiry into his firing of such weapons on a large scalelGen Douglns MacArthur is now Fighter Pilot Begins Flight From Alaska Seattle JP Topoftheworld Flier Charles Blair took off from Ladd air force base at Fairbanks Alaska early Wednesday on the last lap of his precedentsetting flight from Oslo Norway to New York City via the north pole The Pan American Airways of fice here said Blair lifted the Flying Gas same con vertgd Mustang fighter plane that arned him nonstop from Bardu Norway to Fairbanks in 10 hours and 27 minutes Tuesday Blair the first pilot to fly a singleengine plane across the north pole also planned to fly non stop to Idlewild airport at New York City He estimated the time of flight at 9 hours 25 minutes the Pan American dispatcher said Flying the great circle route to ew York Blair was expected to fly near Whitehorsc Y T Ed monton Alta and Buffalo N Y The Pan American Airways cap nin had 175 gallons of gasoline o spare when he landed at Ladd icld And although he was the irst man ever to make such a light he was less excited than he throng which crowded the air ield to greet him would cause trouble Thus far he said the helping rather red administration than hurling the ground forces had received only In additi prolific and empty promises of Boyle take addition these sources said aid and armored support Would the reds throw such weapons into future offensives We dont know Ridgway said But he added even if they use all the weapons at their disposal the communists could not drive the allies into the sea They would be stopped by su perior maneuverability over whelming firepower and the quality of the UNs battlehard ened seasoned selfreliant troops nkes the position that the president might by speaking throughout the country this year detract from his value ns a cam paigner in the crucial election year ahead regardless of whether he seeks reelection or campaigns for another democrat BUS DRIVER ROBBED Flint Mich Driver Chester Gripg reported to police that a man dropped n dime in the fare box then robbed him of in cash and a check CONTROLS REMOVED Washington UR Because heavy student enrollments expect ed in the fall the government has removed controls from the manu Discontent Heavy Among Enemy Ranks By OLEN CLEMENTS 1 Tokyo W Communists dug in on high ridges fought stubbornly this rainy Memorial day against allied troops driving deeper into red Korea along all the main roads Keel resistance mounted steadily The communists ap parently were determined to make United Nations forces pay heavily for any further advance into North Korea AP Correspondent Sherman Says Navy Sweeps Russian Mines Washington For rest P said Wednesda U S naval forces have swept u several thousand Russian mine in the waters off Korea Sherman the chief of nava operations said the Russians ap parently can make the mines abou as fast as they can be destroyed Sherman was testifying as the 3th witness at the inquiry by the senate armed seivices and foreign relations committee into the dis missal of Gen Douglas MacArthur from his far eastern commands When the question of the Rus sian mines was first raised cen sors cut out about 140 words o lis testimony Then Chairman Russell D a of the joint committees asked We have swept up quite a few of these Russian mines11 Sherman We have swept sev eral thousand of them Russell We have made some nroads in the supply they prob ably had there from Vladivostok and other Russian ports Fast in Making Sherman Well sir I woulc ike to be that optimistic but I am afraid they can probably be manufactured at a rate just as ast as our recovery of them The exchange apparently indi ated Shermans belief that the mines were loosed by Chinese pmmunist forces and not the Rus ians themselves although this oint was not made wholly clear When Sherman took the witness hair the senators asked him for he latest reports on the Korean var He told them the Chinese reds ow are plugging up firm resist nce to United Nations advances He called the present situation ne of regrouping and preparing or further operations On the whole he said I feel iat we have accomplished a great eal in this period that has just een finished we have taken sev ral thousand prisoners and the stimates of enemy casualties run ery high our own casualty re orts running rather low Slated for Debate In going ahead with Shermans estimony the committee put off or the time being a decision on to make public a 3949 ate department document deal ng with Formosa This question Stan Carter reported from 8th army head quarters UN troops had lunged 26 miles nsrth of the 38th parallel border cutting all motor escape routes from South Korea But field dis patches said apparently most reds already died try ing to get out More Evidence Despite the fight north of 38 there is growingevi dence of widespread discontent in communist ranks Raindrenched UN troops had driven the reds back to the start ing point of their first spring of fensive Field dispatches reported com munist forces apparently reached a holding stage as allies threatened their staging bases in the Chor wonKumhwaHwachon triangle Across the front on Memorial day morning field dispatches and communiques gave this picture from west to east West South Korean troops across the Imjin river north of Seoul fought a red battalion Reds camouflaged on high ground blocked Americans trying to fight their way into Yonchon 6 miles north of the parallel Above Parallel West troops advanced to the Hantan river north of Yongpyong This put hem about 5 miles north of 38 UN troops headed toward Kumh on a nearby road drove to a point high above the parallel arter reported groups of reds spotted west of Hwachon appeared to be delaying troops rather than retreating communists an 8th army spokesman said South Ko battled toward them Reds stubbornly r e si s t e d UN forces fighting north and east from re captured Hwachon Eastcentral South Koreans rushed eastward along the south janks of the Hwachon reservoir eeking to join Americans operat ng in the Inje area Big allied guns dominated the eservoir They denied its use to Vorth Koreans fighting fiercely against American armor The reds ippeared to be fresh and possibly dug in at their original line to stop lie big allied advance Jolson Estate Is Above Million Los Ansrdcs WThe late Al ad been slated for debate at the olson s cstate nas been officially pening of the session appraised at In substance the document adj John attorney for the sed the departments informed the superior of officials to prepare then for thcicourt Tuesday that the inventory fall of that Pacific islmd siyingdocs not include worth it was not vital to U S defenses of lifc insurance which the singer facture of school desks and seats SAME Black mcxni Iraffio In lail hcurs Rollins College on OnePresident Basis Winter Park Fla torn little Rollins college appar ently was back on a onepresident basis Wednesday A newlyconstituted board of trustees voted Tuesday to fire for the second time President Paul A college presi dent in the install art professor Hugh F McKean to head the institution until no later than June 1952 i took out shortly before his death last Oct 23 A dispute over Jol sons age has held up payment the insurance Jolson was generally believed Strifeanc 70 If he actually was 70 the estate would get only in stead of the the differ ence being the additional premi ums Jolson would have paid Jolson left his young widow Mrs Erie Galbraith Jolson 000000 and each to two adopted children The bulk of remainder goes to Jewish Protes tant and Catholic charities ;