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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 26, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAMK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H 0 R S VOL LVII Associated Press and United Frew Full Luce Wire HOME EDITION umij Cents a Copy Predict Yank to Lead Army for Europe Fresh Speculation That Eisenhower Will Command By MAX BOYD Washington key XT S official predicted that North At lantic pact military men will rec ommend that an American be appointed without delay as su preme commander of a combined western European defense force This action was forecast as the North Atlantic military committee prepared to resume the momentous implementation session begun Tuesday There was fresh speculation in advance of the meeting that Gen Dwight D Eisenhower may be come the supreme commander The Columbia university presi dent supreme allied commander in Europe during World war II told reporters at Indianapolis Wednesday that he was coming to Washington within a few days to talk with defense department of ficials He said he did not know what the department wanted but added Im happy and pleased of course that the people of Eur ope have suggested me to head their defense army Immediate Appointment Urged An American official in close touch with the military committee expressed belief that it will rec ommend immediate appointment of a supreme commander instead of delaying such a step while 1st setting up a chief of staff to or ganize and train collective forces He asked that he not be identified by name Immediate appointment of a full fledged commander would achieve centralized of the goals set by the North Atlantic council of foreign ministers in Sep an interim period under a chief of staff with more limited powers The proposed supreme comman der would have a chief of staff to assist him His staff designed to knit the combined force together and direct its operations in case western Europe is attacked would include representatives of the 12 North Atlantic treaty nations MASON CIXT IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 2G 1950 This iaper Consists ol Two One No 19 HAPPY FAMILY REUNIONBill Shinn Koreanborn Associated PreTs spondent sits with his wife Sally his son John and his parents outside the familys temporary home in Seoul South Korea after Shinns return to the capital city Shinn was separated from his family during their flight from Seoul in the 1st days of the war and had despaired of ever seeing them alive again Panther Hunt Organized in Polk County DCS Moiiies count sheriffs deputies plan to go pan ther hunting in President May Call Congress Back Before Scheduled Return General Eisenhower has been mentioned often as a likely choice for the North Atlantic command So has Gen Omar Bradley chair man of the U S jointchiefs of staff and present chairman of the North Atlantic military committee President Silent President Truman has given no public indication as to whom he will select for the job if called upon to do so Another issue on which the com mittee had yet to agree finally in volved the size and timing of con tributions to be made by Atlantic pact nations toward the 30 to 40 divisions the increased air power and the naval forces officially con sidered necessary to defend west ern Europe Polk county They will investigate report that a black panther has been seen in the vicinity of S E 14th street and the southern border o Polk county Its been more or less a jok all summer said Mrs Anna Maj Cooley in reporting the animai but today my brother came face to face with it The brother Paul Hildreth 19 Hampton V F W Calls for Separate Vets Committee Hampton what is be lieved to be the 1st Iowa action of its kind the JacksonVan Horn Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Hampton has called for establish ment of a separate veterans af fairs committee in the U S sen ate The posts resolution urging the V F W national legislative com mittee to seek creation of the new committee said that lack of a senate counterpart of the U S house of representatives veterans affairs committee has tended to not only stymie but practically eliminate any favorable legisla tion for veterans Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warm through Friday Showers likely Friday afternoon Low Thursday night 40 High Friday 75 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 3845 in the north 4552 in the south portion High Friday about 75 except near 80 in the west por tion Further outlook Consid erable cloudiness and mild Saturday Low Friday night 4050 high Saturday 7075 Sunday cloudy and turning cooler with a few showers possible scattered cloudi ness and wanner Thursday nielli nnd Friday Low Thursday night 3844 High Friday G26G north 6672 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 57 Minimum 41 At 8 a m 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 4fi Minimum 22 said he had been working in some timberland on his fathers farm when he heard a shrill scream He said he saw the panther on a nearby hill It right toward me Hildreth said I got in the cat and shut the doors He put his paws on the car and roared Mrs Cooley said others have re ported seeing the animal during the past summer Some cattle have been killed bearing evidence of claw marks she said She described the animal as coal black 3 feet long and with a tail just as long A 2nd report came Thursday morning from Robert Halterman 33 of Des Moines He told the sheriffs office he saw a black panther in a tree while duck hunt ing at Goodwin lake southeast of Des Moines He said a black tail about the length arm was hanging from the branches 5 Farm Buildings Leveled by Blaze Rudd Five farm buildings were destroyed by a fire at the Erwin Brandau farm 7 miles northeast of Rudd early Thursday morning departments from Rudd Osage and Nora Springs fight ing the blaze for several hours The fire started in the barn be fore 6 a m and before the last embers died out the barn hog house chicken house granary and corn crib were all destroyedAll the building left were the house a machine shed and garage No estimate had been made of the loss Included in the loss were a trac tor and some other farm ma chinery 1000 bushels of pats and a few chickens It was believed all the livestock was saved The fire was discovered by George Brandau a cousin on the adjoining farm who gave the alarm Erwin Brandau was asleep in the house his wife an English war bride being in a Mason City hospital where a son was born Wednesday Former Managing Editor at Waterloo Is Dead Waterloo R Moore 79 who retired on Oct 10 1943 as managing editor of the Water loo Daily Courier after 50 years in the newspaper business died Wednesday at the home of a son inlaw and daughter Dr and Mrs Harland W Apfel at San Pedro Cal Mr Moore had been employed as managing editor of the Courier for 25 years prior to his retire ment and had been associated with the Courier for 36 years in all Surviving are 6 children Edwin Moore Jr formerly sports editor of the Waterloo Courier now of Kenosha Wis Tom Moore asso ciated with the Chicago Tribune Arthur M Moore Kansas City Mo Mrs Apfel Snn Pedro Cal Mrs Sherman J McNally whose husband is with the Associated Press New York City and Ehvin Moore Houston Texas By D HAROLD OLIVER Washington IP President Truman may call congress back before its scheduled return Nov 27 but he said Thursday he has not yet reached a decision He said if the call is made it would be to give congress a little more working time on a whole list of things including an excess profits tax rent control exten sion and statehood for Alaska and Hawaii Mr Truman discussed the pos sibility in a white house news conference that covered a wid range of topics The new 82nd congress doe not meet until Jan 3 nearly tw months after the Nov 7 elections Consults Berkley Mr Truman said he has takei up the matter of recalling con gress with Vice President Bark ley but would talk it over with other party leaders before making a decision He said he would an nounce his decision when he readies it whether it is before or after the elections Responding to other questions Mr Truman said does not expect any trouble in western Europe this winter A reporter had remarked that some people in Holland were anticipating war in a few months knows of but one atomic explosion ever having occurred in soviet Russia Gordon Dean of the atomic energy commission had seen asked at a press conference Tuesday whether he knew of any more atomic explosions in Russia and he replied that the president lasnt seen fit to make any more announcements beyond the one he made last year MacArthur Knew Gen Douglas MacAr hur knew in advance of this countrys plan to drop the atomic bomb on Japan A newsman had said that Writer John Gunther iad reported otherwise The pres dent said that was not true He added he gave the order to Mac Arthur and the general issued the order to drop the bomb is seriously considering making one or two campaign peeches but said he probably will not leave Washington for it He aid National Democratic Chair man William Boyle had urged him o makeseveral speeches before he election but that he had not made up his mind Asked to comment on the state ment Wednesday night by Harold Stassen that the president will avor admitting red China to the United Nations after the Novem elections the president said he wondered where Stassen got his information Smiling he added Stassen prob ably got it from Chairman Guy Gabrielson of the republican na tional committee not from me He said it was his understand ing that Korean republic forces would occupy the entire border between North Korea and Man churia with no American troops participating in this function U S Canada Agree on Defense Output Washington The United States and Canada agreed Thurs day on a 6poinl program of co operation in production for de fense Similar to an agreement in ef fect during World war II it pro vides among other things for swapping technical knowledge and for a coordinated system of con trols over distribution of scarce raw materials and supplies Government Bars Buildings for Recreation Washington ff The national production authority Thursday banned the building of any new structures for amusement recre ational or entertainment pur poses The order effective at midnight Thursday night was issued to conserve materials for armaments Covered by the ban are theaters of all kinds amusement parks race tracks golf courses night clubs skating rinks and summer camps In all there are 44 forbid dentypes of structures The NPA administrator William H Harrison said in a statement accompanying his action that the barred construction is of a type which does not further the de fense effort either directly or in directly and does not increase the nations productive capacity Run Some Risk Persons who start other build ings which do not further the de fense though not on the prohibited the risk of being barred from completion of the building Harrison said Such construction begun after midnight may be halted even though its commencement at the present time is not forbidden by this order the production chief specified The order applies to federal Korean Republican Units Reach Manchuria Border Save New UN Landing From Trap By STAN SW1NTON Wonsan Korea lightning ground advance by South Korean than United Nations com manders dared ably saved a 50000man am phibious operation from run ning into a death trap Thursday that 50000inan force spearheaded by the U S 1st marine division began prosaic landings at Wonsan nore than 100 miles behind hose still advancing South Koreans It now can be revealed that only a military miracle pre what might have been the blackest page in U S mil tary history The marines and 2rOOO tough j J S 7th infantry division dough boys were to have stormed ashore on Oct 20 The miracle happened vhen the South Korean 3rd di vision in a breathtaking advance which strategists believed impos sible captured Wonsan on Oct 9 Landing Expected Those troops immediately dis covered that Wonsan was a death trap set by the reds who had an ticipated landings from the sea An estimated 3000 floating mines guarded the sea approaches A shifting sandbar would have stranded the assault boats off shore On the beaches was an elab orate network of trenches In fron of these were barbed wire fields General MacArthur Rear Adm James H Doyle commander of th amphibious operation and Vic Adm Arthur D Struble U S 7th fleet commander decided on th Wonsan invasion at a Tokyo con ference They realized it was a cal culated risk But American officers now con cede the landing place was se lected on the basis of inadequate and incorrect intelligence The task force was at sea before the full threat of the death trap coulc be appreciated PYONGYANG WONSAHl state and city recreational projects as well as private buildings The NPA simultaneously issued womore orders settling the de fense yoke more firmly on the economy 1 The steel industry was di rected to furnish steel for the pro duction of at least 10000 freight cars a month This will take up wards of 300000 tons monthly from the civilian supply The carbuilding program is of months duration but the man datory allocation order covers only he 1st quarter of 1951 This will jermit car builders to place orders at once with steel deliveries be inning in January Freightcars ould begin rolling out of the shops n February or March Other Allocations 2 Other allocation programs of he same type were made possible by an NPA amendment to its teel distribution order This will permit allocations of steel similar o the freight car plan for steel deliveries to the petroleum and mining industries farm machinery makers and other defensesup iorting industries The ban on construction does lot affect building already under vay It permits repair and main enance of present buildings and Iterations if they do not basically hange the structure Small con traction jobs of or less in ny year are not prohibited Also exempted are construction irojects undertaken by the de cnse department and the atomic nergy commission This would jerrnit the building of camp the ters and facilities for troop rec eation Dies at Fairmont Glenville and Mrs rank Wadsworth have received vord that Mr Wadsworths sister tfrs M P Juhl died Thursday at bout 6 a m at Fairmont Minn he 58 year old woman is sur ivcd by her husband and brother History Got Ahead And why did an estimated amphibious operation proceed with Wonsan already in South Korean hands on embark ation day History got ahead of us said Marine Maj Gen O P Smith Maj Gen Edward M Almond commander of the 10th army corps gave a fuller explanation He said it was too late to choose another landing place The UN needed military might in north east Korea for strategic reasons And mountain roads to Wonsan from the west made land move ments impossible General Smith agreed saying our amphibious equipment was not made for long overland trips and that it was wiser tactically if not cheaper in dollars The 1st marine division made the Sept 15 landing at Inchon which led to the liberation of Se oul and crushing defeat of the North Korean reds in South Ko rea Marines Around the Horn The marines were pulled out of combat on Oct 7 and loaded at Inchon The amphibious fleet then began the 830 mile trip around the peninsula to Wonsan It stopped at Pusan to pick up the 7th infantry division That division had gone ashore at Inchon then pushed south to link up with the U S 1st cav alry division from the old Pusan perimeter That linkup broke the back of red resistance in South Korea The 7th continued south by road to Pusan For 6 days the flotilla of the United States British French Ca nadian New Zealand Australian and South Korea ships waited at sea while minesweepers cut a channel through the mine field Short on Food When Admiral Doyle gave the RO ahead Thursday some of the troopcrammed landing s h i p s were almost out of food There were 450 acute dysentery cases aboard the marine transport Phoenix Maj Gen C Ruffncr 10th corps deputy commander said Ihc marines would move up to Hamhung to back up South Ko reans fighting n o r t h of there Later they will bo followed by Maj Gen David Barrs 7th di vision infantrymen There is speculation the infantrymen may go ashore at a UN held port fur hcr north THURSDAY IN report from Republic of Ko rea army headquarters quoting a Chinese communist prisoner said red Chinese forces were attacking South Korean troops in the vicinity of Onjong There was no confirmation of this report from allied sources Ele ments of the South Korean army top arrow are driving on Yongsang only 8 miles from the Manchurian border U S and ROK marines and U S infantrymen made a new landing at the port of Wonsan Allied troops kept ad vancing toward the Manchurian border on all other fronts Communist Liberation Army Enters Remote Tibet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Russians announced Thursday a communist libera tion army has invaded Tibet to annex it to red China A correspondent of the Calcutta newspaper Statesman a Kalimpongin northern India said the communists were wel inside the primitive ruled land He also reported That broadcasts from Lhasa capital of Tibet said the Tibetans were shocked and dismayed re garding the troop movement as a direct invasion coming at a time when Tibetans were trying to bring about a peaceful settlemen through negotiations Tibetans Will Fight That the Tibetans were deter mined to fight despite the obvious superiority in numbers and equip ment of the commUnists That is that the 15yearold Dalai Lama Spirit ual ruler of Tibet and other high officials will flee Lhasa if resist ance crumbled That the reds were only a days march from Neiwutsi which is about 500 miles northeast of Lhasa and that Tibetans rcin lorced Neiwutsi with 10000 picked roops The communists were re ported to have made the first hrust south of Dongma Pass by passing Chamdo where defend ng Tibetans had been massed U S Accused Moscows communist party newspaper Pravda said the Chi nese communists are under orders o free the 3000000 inhabitants if the remote country on the top if the world The Russians insist that Ameri ans have designs against Tibet ewey Warren Vote ies in Accident Bradgiitc Dewey Warren otc whose name attracted alien on during Ihe 1948 presidential ampaign was killed Wednesday an accident on his farm near Me Vote 62 was using a power saw r cut wood when he apparently eli into the saw The accident appencd on his G2nd birthday Vote gained publicity two years go when Thomas E Dewey was running for president and Earl Warren for vice president on the republican ticket Shell Rock Soldier Massacre Survivor Phones From Pacific Shell Rock Raymond Rindels 20 one of the survivors of a North Korean massacre o American prisoners of war spen to make a transPacific phone call to his mother this week Mrs Lena Rindels said her son told her he will be transferred to a hospital in California within a few weeks He dropped from 235 pounds to 150 pounds during 0 death marches enforced on the American prisoners 68 ofwhom were machinegunned to death Mrs Rindels said the telephone call was the 1st word they had received from Raymond since a letter he wrote July 18 when he first landed in Korea Raymonds ather Simon Rindels is a Shell Rock cattle buyer 3 Persons Injured in CarTrain Crash Hubbard young people were in the Lutheran hos pital at Hampton Thursday with njuries suffered when their car collided with an M St L east bound through freight at the in ersection with highway 20 here Wednesday night The injured are Merle Shaver 21 internal in uries which were believed to be critical Kieth Shaver 17 brother of Vlerle left arm so badly injured t had to be amputated above the Ibow at the hospital Berdine Toomson 15 badly cut nd bruised and suffering from hock The young people were goins lorth on the highway in a 1947 bomb and two burned out Rus lymouth car when the accident sianmadc planes were removed iccurrod State highway thp angar before the start len investigated ReportROK Army Under China Fire By The Associated Press Seoul Korea Korean republican troops reached the Yalu river border fronting red Chinas Manchuria late Thursday Tins 1st of United Nations forces at the sensi tive frontier came amid con flicting reports whether American and other nonKo rean troops would go so far north and whether the Chi nese reds were giving any open support tq the North Ko rean communists Repeated reports that non Korean forces would s t op short of the border to avoid the possibility of incidents drew this statement from Col Noble1 J Wiley Jr U S 8th army spokes man United Nations forces includ ing U S troops have authority to operate anywhere in Korea that the tactical situation dictates While the 8th army will not com ment on future plans oi move ments it will confirm within se curity1 limitations the location of ground UN forces under 8th army control Up In The Air A few later however President Truman told a Wash ington news conference it was his understanding that only South Ko rean republican troops would oc cupy the northern frontier of Ko rea in the final victoi0r against thereds While this matter remained up in the air the U S 8th army spokesman threw cold water on Korean republican1 of ihinese communist n the Koreanconflict The spokesman said there is no evidence of overt or open sup port of North Koreans lay the Chinese communist army A Ko rean republican spokesman had quoted two Chinese prisoners as saying 3 Chinese red battalions were fighting against the South Koreans near Onjong 50 miles inside Korea The 8th army spokesman said these prisoners were in North Ko rean uniform He conceded that the 8th army command was mak ing anintensive investigation of the prisoners reputed statements one that the Chinese reds were at tacking and the other that 20000 of them had entered Korea from Manchuria Try for Speed Hastening to try to wind up the war and thus preclude fresh inci dents one South Korean force reached the Yalu river boundary north of Chosen in the westcen ral sector while others were rac up on the a 50000man American landing orce at Wonsan The U S marine 1st division led this quiet landing The east coast forces were still more than 70 miles from the Man churian border at the i nearest point however and more than 170 miles as the coastline runs The Korean military advisory group KMAG reported that the lonor of being the 1st UN force reach the Manchurian boundary fell to the 7th regiment of the ROK 6th division The division kicking off from Kojang 18 miies south of the bor der entered Chosan and sent pa rols 3 miles further north to the vinding Yalu The report that red Chinese roops had entered the fighting ame from ROK army headquar ers which attributed it to a Chi icse communist prisoner BOB HOPE AT WONSAN Wonsan Korea Comedian lob Hope Thursday greeted U marines landing at Wonsan 3ope and his troupe entertained servicemen in an under hangar A 500pound dud LAST CHANCE In order to vote in Mason City at the genera election Nov 7 anyone who has Changed name by marriage or otherwise Changed address even within the same precinct Failed to vote in the last 4 years Become a citizen either by naturalization or becoming 21 years old mnst register at the city clerks office in the city hall be forr noon Saturdav Black Hue means traffic tcilh I hourl r ;