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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTHIQWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVII Awociated Press end United Press Full Wirei Cents Copy MASON CITV IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two I USBritish Aim Pincers at Kumchon First Yank Reinforcements Arrive in Europe Attack on Berlin Means War General Troops Would Defend City in Event of Russian Drive Berlin 1st American army reinforcements for Europes defense now are arriving on the continent the U S commander in Europe said Wednesday The commander Lt Gen Man ton S Eddy said the troops were destined for Berlin and warned that any attack on Berlin by the Soviets would mean war Eddy who arrived here Wednes day morning from his Heidelberg headquarters told a press confer ence The 1st U S reinforcements are arriving in Germany about now These troops are coming in the form of replacements rather than as units For Tactical Use Eddy explained that the new troops in Berlin would be used for tactical deployment of force rather than for occupation func tions And he said they would de fend Berlin in the event of attack Berlin Maj Gen MaxwellD Taylor also said Ber lin would be defended Any attempt to attack Berlin would mean war Eddy said We would certainly defend i with our troops Taylor said But neither general would com ment on how long the western forces could stave off defeatif th Russians attacked this surrounded city Taylor commented that onlj time could tell whether the cit could be defended successfully Badly Outnumbered Eddy said that American forces would be increasedboth numer ically and with equipment But neither he nor Taylor cpulc disclose whether heavyarmor in cluding tanks would be brought to Berlin A German reporter pointed out that the Russians greatly outnum bered the western troops in Ger many Eddy said he was well aware of that But he declined to esti mate how badly outnumbered the west was 50 Tight Controls Ordered on Home Credit WashingIon govern ment Tuesday ordered tight con trols on home mortgage credit effective Thursday The terms require nonveterans to make cash down payments ranging from 10 per cent on houses costing under to 50 per cent on houses priced from up Down payments for veterans will run from 5 to 45 per cent Mortgages will have to be paid off within 20 years with one ex ception 25 years will be allowed to pay off on houses valued be low Raymond E Folcy head of the housing and home finance agencv HHFA said that will boost monthly payments on mortgages by cutting about 5 years off the prevailing payoff limits for pri v a te and governmentbacked mortgages alike The controls apply only to one and twofamily houses not apartment projects or store or factory construction for which other regulations are being con sidered So far as bank or other private mortgages arc concerned the con trol terms apply not to existing houses but those started since noon on August 3I and not cov ered by loan commitments made before that date The terms will be applied to all governmentbacked mortgages those insured by the federal hous ing administration or veterans ad which applica tion is received at VA and FHA offices over the country after Wednesday regardless of the when the house was built 8AME IVtaek fUf traffic death In pust J hOHjts SOUTH KOREA AP Wirephoto SLOW ADVANCE IN NORTH advances arrows in North Korea con tinued slowly Wednesday A 3pronged U S attack took Paekchon south of parallel 38 drove north toward Kumchon and northeast toward the Yuga area South Koreans moved against Yonchon and cleared out Kumhwa and continued mopping up the east coast in dustrial city of Wonsan Hickenlooper Praises REA at Humboldt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With only 27 more talking days until election Iowas candidates for office were stepping up their campaigns this week Agriculture legislation was the subject of speeches Tuesday by both senatorial candidates Re publican Incumbent B B Hick enlooper and his democratic op ponent A J Loveland Hickenlooper attending a ded ication ceremony for the big corn belt cooperative steam generating plant at Humboldt praised the electrification administra rural tion Fine Example With its selfliquidating fea tures and private control REA is the finest example we have of private enterprise aided by the friendly help of the government Hickenlooper said He said he was a little proud of his own record in supporting REA in congress However Loveland speaking at a democratic rally at LeMars at acked Hickenloopers record on agriculture legislation in congress He repeated his charge that the owa senator had attended only 30 of 177 meetings held by the senate agriculture committee this year up to September I have nothing personal against my opponent Loveland said The jlace for a man with a record like hat of Mr Hickenlooper how ever is back in his law office in Cedar Rapids War or Peace Loveland told some 200 demo crats from 12 counties that the reat issue today is war or peace Our great hope is to build and strengthen the United Nations to give the United Nations not only muscle but the authority to use t he asserted Speaking at Carroll Lester S jillette the democratic nominee or governor hit again at the need n Iowa for setting up 9 commis sion to control public utilities Electric light rates are higher n Iowa than in surrounding stales md telephone calls are higher han the calls of equal and greater cngth that reach outside Iowa iilletle said 2 Red Oak Youths illed on Highway Red Oak IP Two Red Oak ouths were killed and another vas injured critically Tuesday ight in an auto accident near icre The dead are Alhcl Gentry 14 on of Mrs Fern Fisher and Har y Herring 17 son of Mrs Charles Covart Unconscious and in criti al condition in i Red Oak hospi al was Carl Le Roy Davis 10 son f Mr and Mrs Jack Davis CANADIANS READY Ottawa special 0000mon force recruited for ervice with the United Nations roops in Korea is tentatively cheduled to sail for Okinawa ext month aboard U S trans orts il was learned Wednesday Hoffman Claims Progressives Try tor Union Beachhead Des Moines statemen accusing the progressive party o seeking to maintain a beachhead in the Iowa Farmers Union ha been circulated among the organ izations members Leonard Hoffman of Iowa Falls who claims the presidency of the group in a dispute with Fred Stover distributed the statemen with a letter to the groups 3000 members The statement said that Stovei must relinquish all claims to of fice to preserve the ideals of the Farmers Union Not Entitled Hoffman said in reference to the progressive party in his state ment that a last months con vention of the Iowa Farmers Un ion here there were people par ticipating who were obviously not entitled even tot be members of the Iowa Farmers Union The Iowa union has split in a fight which started between na tional President James Patton and Stover Patton particularly ob jected to Stovers association with the progressive party which has criticized the United States and United Nations for its action in Korea Stover is national cochair man of the progressives As a result of the dispute both Stover and Hoffman now claim the presidency The organization has two boards of directors each claimingoffice and funds of the union have been impounded pend ing outcome of a court suit In his statement Hoffman de clared that the state convention here last monthof the lowaFarm 2is Union saw a last stand by this progressive party group to maintain a beachhead in the Farmers Union Outstate Farmers Participating were people obviously not entitled even to be members of the Iowa Farmers Jnion There was a Nebraska farmer and a South Dakota farmer There was a Minnesotan and several left wing labor union people taking a hand in our con vention affairs always on the side of the progressive party prin Hoffman served as vice presi dent under Stover before a recent ward meeting at which Hoffman vas named president Stover claims the old board of 7 direc ors replaced by constitutional amendment by a board composed of county unit presidents had no authorityfor such action Stover has argued that under he unions convention he was entitled to the presidency for an other year when the recent state convention failed to elect anyone o the office Wife Notre Dame Hits Hubby Purdue Louisville Ky UR Charles etty 51 and his wife Catherine 6 were free in bail Wednesday n charges of disturbing the peace y fighting on a downtown street orner last Sunday Im a Notre Dame fan and my usband roots for Purdue Mrs ctty told the judge He was rub ing it in Horth lowan Dies After Fall in Jail North wood Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran church in Northwood Wednesday afternoon for Gilbert E Peterson 59 who died of a skull fracture in a hospital at Mason City Sunday night Burial in the Wanderer cemetery near Gordonville Minn Peterson a resident of Free born county just across the state line in Minnesota was arrested by Northwood police at 1 a m Sunday for intoxication He was placed on the 2nd floor in an un locked cell Officers said Peterson awakened about a m wandered around the hall and fell downstairs alighting on his head He was taken to a hospital at Mason City Peterson a veteran of World war I leaves the widow and 16 children His home was in Free born county Share of December Draft Des Moines share of the December draft call will probably be about 700 men On the basis of quota assign ments to Iowa for September Oc ober and November calls the states part of the new order by selective service for 40000 men during December would be rough ly 680 men For the combined September DctoberNovember calls Iowa has seen assigned quotas totaling nearly 3000 men Usage Pastor Elected at Baptist Davenport more than 100 Baptists attending the Iowa convention here Wednesday stud ed plans designated to strengthen their religion Doctor Paul Smith pastor of first Baptist church Fort Dodge outlined a parish zoning plan vhich he inaugurated in his church a year ago He said 20 min sters attending the convention tave indicated they will use the new plan Individual pastors are deciding vhether they will accept the plan and Doctor Smith said it is his goal to see it used in all Baptist hurches within the state The Rev Stanley A Andersen Vlt Pleasant was elected presi dent of the Iowa ministers confer iiice Other officers of the group are he Rev Phillip Anderson Lake City vice president of the west rn area the Rev Jack G Inga mells Clinton vicepresident of he eastern section the Rev Rob rt A Heydon Sac City secre arytrcasurcr and the Rev Or illc K Mellquist Osage vice resident of the central area The convention ends Thursday Hire Firm to Appraise Property Tax Expert Feels City Does Not Have Uniform Assessment The J H Cleminshaw companj will appraise personal property in all business establishments in Ma son City in early 1951 The deci sion to hire the firm for was made at a combined meeting of the city council school boarc and board of supervisors The vote was taken after assur ance by Louis Cook Des Moines director of research for the stati tax commission that the proposec increase of 15 per cent in all per sonal property assessments in Mason City would be rescinded bj the commission If you will agree on a thor ough uniform appraisal I can as sure you the commission will with draw the increase Cook prom ised The commission does not like blanket increases either he said but considered some action essen tial to bring Mason City assess ments in line with those of other Iowa cities Less Than Fort Dodge Mason Citys personal property assessment is less than either For Dodge or Ottumwa Cook said al though they are comparable in size and Mason City does the mos business Estherville with a 4th the population of Mason City has threefourths as much persona assessment He noted that Mason City has an assessed valuation of on all apartment househotelanc boarding house furniture on all office furniture and equip ment only one law library is as sessed and much of the surgica and dental equipment is not listed We dont feel that you have a uniform and clear cut assessmen of personal property the tix ex pert declared A great deal of the smaller property is not assessed at all it is the larger prop erty owners who have been missed Until you have a uniform assessment of personal property you will continue to have trouble with the state tax commission Merchants should declare their average inventory for the year Jook said and most dont do it Many send to the city assessor a statement purporting to give the Jan 1 inventory but often the figure is too low Split the Difference Cook repeated twice that most of the merchants instead of in creasing the assessment by 30 per cent asordered by the tax com mission last year split the dif erence and increased it 15 per cent In answer to a question he said hat the city assessor did not have he personnel needed to do a com plete job of assessing and that his facilities would have to be in creased or an outside firm hired Mayor Howard E Bruce who resided announced that he had een instructed by the city coun cil to vote for the appraisal Joe Fritz said that the board of super iors was agreed also on the need or it The school board members attending the meeting split even y on the vote R F Clough and Howard OLeary voted in favor and Curtis Amen and F J Olson vere opposed Report FORECAST lason City Fair Low Wednes day night 38 to 40 High Thurs day 68 Iowa Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Slightly cooler east and south portions Thursday Low Thursday night 35 to 42 west 40 to High Thurs day 67 to 74 West to northwest winds 1525 MPH Thursday Further outlook Fair Friday and Saturday with fairly cool nights but with daytime temper atures seasonable or higher Low Thursday night 34 to 38 High Friday 70 to 75 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Cooler Wednes day night Low Wednesday night 3541 north 4045 south High Thursday 6570 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 67 Minimum 41 At 8 a m 53 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum fi Minimum 47 GlobeGazette photo by Sorlicn 13 FT Tony Lane Spencer driver of the semitrailer must not have read the sign or perhaps he didnt measure his load The equipment is stuck so tightly that the tack tire is nearly flat Workers from the GibbsCook Equip ment company near the underpass on 1st S W highway 18 let the remaining air out of the tires and took off the equipment to extricate it Plenty of Fighting Ahead in Korea Pentagon Advises Washington defense de partment spokesman said Wednes day the war in Korea is far from over and there is plenty of fighting ahead That estimate was given at the pentagons regular briefing for newsmen on the situation in Ko rea The spokesman said the nation should not be lulled into any false sense of optimism by the suc cesses of the United Nations forces i Dispatches from Korea report ed the communists were fighting bitterly against allied forces strik ing toward their capital Pyong yang Maj Gen Hobart R Gay of the 1st cavalry division told war correspondents these cookies are beaten but his statement did not rule out further hard fighting The pentagon spokesman said here had been no indication of any mass surrender by the Korean although some good sized to several hundred men have thrown down their arms He also pointed out that North Sorea is larger than South Korea and is more mountainous and rugged affording good cover for guerilla operations The navy announced meanwhile hat the aircraft carrier Leyte has oined task force 77 off the Korean coast This brings to 4 the number of carriers of the 27000 ton Essex class which the United States now has in Korean waters The others are the Valley Forge the Philip pine Sea and the Boxer Vtalone Demands Acheson Ouster at Legion Meet By VERNON SCOTT Los Angeles UR U S Sen George W Malone R Nov ac cused Secretary of State Dean Acheson of stupid incompetence Wednesday and demanded he be removed from office Speaking before the 32nd an nual American Legion convention Malone scored the administrations foreign policy with particular em phasis on the far east and Korea The Legions national executive committee in action earlier this week demanded Achesons ouster The handling of the Korean threat is but another instance proving the unfitncss of Mr Ache son for his high position Malone said His administration has been wholly unsatisfactory It is important that he be removed be fore other serious blunders are Sen Karl N Mundt RS Dak said that the U S needs a posi tive foreign policy if it is our pol icy to contain communism in Europe He said the new internal security law is a good law but he feared communists will find some loophole in it and otherwise tear it down Rail Unions Ask 25c Hourly Wage Increase Washington of 15 railroad unions with a million members decided Wednesday to ask for a 25centsinhour wage increase The unions concerned are made up of nonoperating workers that is rail employesnot directly con cerned with actually operating trains Announcement of the wage de cision was made by George E Leighty of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers and chair man of a joint committee ofthe 15 unions Yeighty said notices would be served aipon the nations major railroads on Oct 25 asking for immediate negotiation He esti mated the demand would cost the railroads a vear Ask Weekly Raise The average worker in the 15 unions now receives S6015 a week The 25 cents would allow him a weekly wage boost The unions include Jhe shop crafts telegraphers clerks sig nalmen water service and dining car employes These workers Leighty said were asking for 25 cents an hour because they figured they were that far behind the parade in other industries Their last wage increase came in October 1948 when they received a 7centsan hour wage boost linked with that increase however was the con cession to place the nonoperat ing employes on a 40hour week Sept 1 1949 without loss in pay In figuring the 48 hours pay for 40 hours of work the 7 cent boost was excluded Issues Clear Cut Leighty said that the unions expect to speed action on their wage demand under the railway labor act procedure He pointed out that there were no rules changes on working practices in volved and therefore the wage issues were clearcut He said he hopes to have the whole dispute settled in much less than the 6 months required in 1947 The union leaders at a meeting Wednesday morning declared that railroad net profits in August had been S95000000 compared with 36000000 in August 1949 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen mean time was meeting to fix its new wage demand probably for 25 cents an hour also Allies Fight to Red Capital Enemy Rounds Up Stray South Koreans to Battle UN Troops Wire Serv S and British com monwealth troops Wednes day were at least li miles in side North Korea and were fighting 75 miles south of the red capital of Pyongyang a field dispatch reported They were reported steadi ly closing a pincers on strategic road and rail center of Kumchon 11 miles north of the 38th parallel Kumchon is on the main road to Pyongyang i The size of the U S Bri1 ish and Australian f 6r a which was grinding north ward was not given AP Co respondent Don said only that the troops were moving lip in Four South Korean divi sions also beyond parallel were driving steadily against red forces fighting a bitter no surrender battle ordered by the communist c6mmanderin chief North Korean Kiiin II Sung shouted neV the American aggressors from the capital itself He flatly rejected Douglas MacArthurs final surrender demand witn a call to hisforces to figlit to the last Fitht It Tough Front dispatches said commu nist troops opposing the U S 1st cavalry main highway literally were lighting to the death in an attempt to delay the ad vance But another 1st1 cavalry column executed an end run around the main enemy force and captured Yuga 12 road and 10 air miles north of the 38th parallel frontier and 10 miles east of the Seoul Pyongyang highway bastion of Kumchon The column met virtually no resistance a 1st cavalry spokes man said The Americans appar ently caught the enemy flatfooted and now were in a position to swing north and west behind the strong communist forces opposing their comrades t The redswere reported to have thrown elements of two new di 19th and the battle to stem the American push up the Pyongyang highway At least onethird of the enemy troops were believed to be hastily roundedup South Korean con scripts Ready to surrender at the 1st opportunity they are kept in line by North Korean regulars who threaten to shoot any who desert The fanatical regulars fight on until killed in their foxholes by the Americans Two Miles of Hell American infantrymen gained nearly two miles IhigKway south of Kuriichon but it was two miles of hell through jumbled hills in t erlocki n g trenches and sandbagged pillboxes of the enemys old prewar bor der defense line was line Progress peak ridge from peak to to ridge line ROCKY RETURNS Dos Moincs Rocky Compiano 37 former operator of Rockys stenk house has return ed to DCS Moines after comple tion of a Gmonths sentence in federal prison for violation of a Iwoycar probation pianted when he pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods United Press War Correspondent Jack James reported from the front It was in short sprints from one entrenchment to another while navy and marine fighter planes and heavy artillery rained death on the next Soys Truman Set to Charm MacArthur By LYLE C WILSON Washington UR President Trumans visit to Gen Douglas MacArthur is right out of the po litical primer of F D R Mr Roosevelt made big politi cal medicine by associating him self personally with victory phases World war II In the dark days he was a mighty leader and cheererupper here at home But when the GIs or the navy or the air force began socking the enemy good somewhere F D R was likely to be aroundsoon He was in North Africa Yalta and Tehran And in the presidential campaign year of 1944 he showed up in the visit Mac Arthur Rendezvous in the West There is a campaign on again here at home and the president has a rendezvous with MacArthur somewhere west of Hawaii The decision to go was made suddenly ;