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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S NEIGHBORS MASON CITY FALL OPENING Tuesday Sept 12 VOL LVI Asiociated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7 1950 This Paper Coniiits at Two North Koreans Hit Close to Taegu Yanks Retreat US PI ones Stop 65 Tanks in 2 Days AP Wirephoto APPLAUD TRUMANS APOLOGY TO to the marine corps league convention applaud Wednesday after hearing their commandant read President Trumans letter of apology for his criticism of the marine corps Enticed by League President Apologizes to Marines for Harsh Words Washington man marie an unheralded visit to the marine corps leagues meeting Thursday and expressed hope there will never be another mis understanding between him and the marines It was a personal and emphatic follow up to his apology of Wednesday for his earlier unfor tunate words about the fighting corps The league gave him a standing ovation and applauded furiously when he said with a grin You succeeded in enticing me over here With his rnind obviously on the furor over his description of the marines as a police force with a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalins Mr Truman said End of the World There are incidents that some time appear almost as if it was the end of the world at the time but that eventually turn out to be for the good of the country Then he added that when he makes a mistake I try to correct it Mr Truman went on to express all charg his resentment over unfounded lization attacks against certain men in the public service He attributed those attacks to politics in con nection with the approaching No vember election He did not name those he saic were victims of these unfoundec and unjust attacks but he said the attacks were not aimed actu ally at these men but were di rect attacks on the president o the United States There has been criticism of Sec retary of State Acheson and Sec retary of Defense Johnson during the marine convention Mr Truman walked in to the crowded room with a broad grin on his face He kept that grin until he started speaking Asks For Support He turned serious when he for their support in the Korea war which he said he hoped woul lay the foundation for the peac which is his only aim in life Mr Truman said that when the Korean invasion occurred the United States had to support the United Nations it had to fight or back down He expressed hope the marine organization of former support him in his efforts to get peace in the world The exmarines applauded vigorously There was no showun the con vention hall of the bitterness en gendered by Mr Trumans origi nal cracks about the marines The commandant of the league Clay Nixon had prepared the way for the presidents visit with a lit tle speech Nixon told his comrades the matters discussed Wednesday are at an end He said the president was com ing to the meeting and told them We will expect you to demean yourselves as marines and Amer icans No wisecracks will be tole rated Nixon said and added there is no place for levity in a country at war Introduced by Gates A bugler sounded attention as the president walked grinningly up to the speakers platform He was applauded again when he was in troduced to the meeting by Gen Clifton Gates commandant of the marine corps Gates said We are gratified to have the president of the United States with us Then he added We in the marine corps admire courage especially personal cour Truman to Tell About Home Controls Washington Tru will address the nation Sat urday night to report on what lomefront controls are in store n the current emergency In disclosing this at a news con erence Thursday Mr Truman de lined to say whether he plans ven limited price control He said ie would give his answers in the aturday night speech The administration already has old congress it needs o build up an organization which vould be ready by next April 30 o handle selective price controls The president told a news con erence questioner he had no knowledge of one published re port that W Stuart Symington chairman of the national security resources board would be in over all charge of the home front mobi No Single Agency He also said that no plan is now under consideration for a the republican MuncltNixon bill but revised by McCarran to make it a little worse The bill is now pending in the senate It aims to tighten up gen erally existing antisubversive laws and would also require reg istration with the government by communists and communist front organizations The bill has strong support in the senate Republican Leader Wherry of Nebraska said Thurs day most GOP senators will vote for it The house already has passed a communist registration measure single economic stabilization agen cy to use his powers to stabilize prices and wages Such powers are embodied in the defense production bill now awaiting his signature One thing the president did say positively was that there would be no military dictator and that all controls necessary will be under civilian administrators He said this in reply to a question as to whether such controls would be under a civilian He said the bill itself may not be signed for a few days since it has not been completely analyzed by the departments concerned and a great deal of work is yet to be done He said he would try to answer all questions in his report to the people Saturday night his 2nd fireside chat within a week Before the house news conference Symington was report ed to have told the senate appro priations committee that a 7 point program of credit controls allocations and priorities will go into effect shortly after Mr Tru man signs the mobilization bill Wont Sign McCarran Bill The president said he wont sign the McCarran communist registration bill if congress sends it to him He told the news conference the bill sponsored by Senator Mc Carran is the same as Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Pair and dry through Friday Low Thursday night 40 High Friday 7G Iowa Generally fair through Friday Somewhat warmer Thursday night Turning cooler northwest portion Friday Low Thursday night 50 to 55 High Friday 75 northwest 80 south east Mostly south to southeast winds 10 to 15 miles per hour Friday Further outlook Fair and dry weather continuing Sat urday and Sunday No important change in temperature Temper atures continuing slightly below normal Minnesota Mostly fair through Friday Cooler northwest por tion Thuisday night and except in the extreme southeast Fri day Low Thursday night 4045 northwest 55 southeast High Friday 65 northwest 75 south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Officers Save Large Yank Truck Convoy By ROBERT VERMILLION On the Northern Front Ko rea alert and quickthinking American of ficers won praise Thursday for saving a 22truck convoy of Negro troops from possi ble slaughter at the hands of North Koreans The convoy of the Negro engineer company was en route to Pusan Wednesday when it was ambushed by the enemy 3 miles southeast of Yongchon The troops were completely surprised a n d jumped into a ditch along the road They couldnt raise their heads without drawing murderous fire from the com munists on the hillside Capt Bernard Kuszewsky of Worthington Minn witnessed the action from the top of a hilL on the other side of the road and saw 8 of the Americans make a clash across a rice paddy to a shallow creek bed Kuszewsky who is attached to the South Korean army was hor rified to see his men mistake the American troops lor the enemy and open fire Captain Gambles The captain took what he con sidered the only action that would save the Americans He drove hi jeep down the hillside at break neck speed and along the creek bed hoping the American star insignia on the side of the vehicle would stop the fire the South Koreans His gamble paid off Four of the Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 77 42 61 70 51 Americans had been wounded and he piled them in the jeep The oth er 4 ran behind the vehicle and all arrived safely atop the hill despite the fact the jeep was riddled with bullet holes Meanwhile 2 other officers wit nessed the ambush from different points of vantage and acted quick ly Capt Richard Jackson of St Paul Minn also attached to the South Korean army sped to the nearest South Korean unit and commandeered a company of en gineers and a 57milimeter anti tank gun and directed their fire across the road where the North Koreans had dug in for their am bush Calls for Planes Lt Francis J Winslow of Ban gor Me an army photographer heard the heavy firing finA used his telescopic lens for a closeup view of the action He got in touch with air ground control and in a matter of minutes 4 F51s roared to the scene and strafed the enemy position When they finished 6 more American fighters came in to clean up the job The hastily coordinated action routed the communists and within 3 hours the hills were cleaned and the convoy continued to the front Total damage was 4 American wounded and 1 truck burned SOUTH KOKIEA AP Wirephoto REDS ROLLED red Korean attacks were rolled back Thursday as allied troops braced for major attack on Taegu with defenders diggingfoxholes in the city In the northeast South Koreans and U S troops regained ground along the Kyongju Yongchon highway Advances were made by American troops toward the Naktong river 32 miles south of Taegu west of Yongsan Reds were reported massing near Reds held Pohang at northeastern end of the line but the allies still held Pohang airfield SAME Black flag means traffic death in lait U hiiril OUR TANKS ARRIVE Antwerp Belgium Thir teen Sherman tanks were unload ed from the freighter American Councillor Thursday for delivery to the Belgian army They were the 1st tanks to arrive under the Atlantic pacts military assistance program Russia Fails in Attempt to Oust Korean Lake Success made another unsuccessful effort Thurs day to exclude Sou 111 Korean Am bassador John M Chnng from United Nations discussions on Ko rea The soviet move was made by Jakob A Malik Russian delegate immediately after the security council met to take up a soviet resolution seeking to end what Russia calls inhuman and bar barous bombing n Hacks on North Korea Malik said this resolution did not concern Chang in any way since the Syngman Hhcc clique and Gen Douglas MacArthur arc not victims of the bombing but aggressors and have no place here Council President Sir Giadwyn Jebb of Britain ruled that the council already had decided that Chang had a right to take part in the Korean discussions Malik said he disagreed with the ruling but he did not make a formal challenge owa to Deliver 1179 by Nov 30 Senate Votes Big School Aid Bill Washington UR The senate passed Thursday and sent to the white house a bill providing for a big federal program to help build criticallyneeded schools The bill provides for a 3 year construction program which will cost from to 000000 From 500 to 600 school districts will profit Hide 3 Days in a Hay Stack Soldiers Escape Reds After Buddy Tortured By STAN SWINTON With U S 25th Division Korea American sergeant es caped from Korean rcrls who used him as a human shield He came back Wednesday to age Nixon presented the president a distinguished guest medal and a history of the marine corps The president beamed and the dele gates cheered as Mr Truman ac cepted the history tell of hearing a buddy scream for 4 he died of tor ture Clarence Jacobson and another soldier heard but did not see the death of their companion The 2 were hidden under a hay stack The tortured man kept scream ing please kill me Jacobson said Every time he screamed the gooks would laugh and gig gle The torture death was the aft ermath of a ghastly mistake The 3 soldiers had gone to seek help after reds attacked a group of Americans at the rear Sud denly 2 columns of soldiers ap t pearccl One column was directly in front 1 behind them Here we are shouted the man who was later tortured to death here we are The columns were Korean reds We gambled they might not shoot us and threw clown our guns A communist officer came up and put 2 guards on the man who yelled at them and 1 to watch the other 2 of us He told the guard to use us as a human shield while he searched the village just below The guard had his burp gun hung around his neck and held my 45 automatic on us He used us as a body screen making us go into each of the houses and alleys where he thought American soldiers might be I kept yelling at the other whs got a w a y his last name was Coates but I dont know his first if I was giving him hell The gook did not understand English What I really was saying was that I jump the guard as soon as there was a chance He looked away and I jumped him pinned him against the wall and wrestled away my 45 Then we ran like hell and clove into a hay stack We got on our backs and pushed hay over us We sweated it out for about 3 minutes and then the gooks came all around us mad as hell They tore off the porches on the houses and looked underneath They were shouting and cursing each other for letting us get away Then they moved away to higher ground and shortly after that the 3rd 1 who yelled at them 1st and who did not get scream in C He kept screaming please kill me please kill me Evoryltmc he screamed the gooks would lauh and giggle 1 dont know what they were doing to that boy but it was some thing horrible Then at 10 oclock that night he must have ied The screams stopped They kept searching for the 2 of us until morning Then they left a roadblock in the town and the rest went up to the hills We had nothing to eat or drink Then God blessed us with rain We stuck out our the 2nd water and lapped that was handful of up We whispered to each other and decided to wait 3 flays Then I would lead the way out and we would try to slip through figured our men would be near by then Several times the 3rd day I heard voices They didnt have the high rasp of Koreans They sounded like that old hillbilly drawl But we couldnt take a chance I thought maybe we were hearing things We stayed in tlie haystack Then I heard a voice yell ou and 1 recognized it as a squad leader from my outfit A lieuten ant shouted for him to shut up anc 1 knew it was our guys I shouted us covering fire We ar coining in They yelled corm up We took off and made it Thats about all I wish knew the name of that boy will I dont know th rest He is okay It was a mil lion to 1 gamble but we are alive and well Des Moines selective ervice headquarters was notified Thursday to be prepared to de iver 1179 men for service in the Korean war by Nov 30 The tates September and October quotas were 8GO each Prior to the formal notification rom national headquarters of selective service this states No vember quota had been estimated at 1200 based on the national call or 70000 men in November Col R A Lancaster deputy director of selective service in Iowa said it is likely that slightly more than 1179 men will be called up in November This is to be sure o have enough men to make up or the usual last minute postpone ments for illnesses and other rea sons No definite induction date or dates have been set for November other than the men are to be de livered prior to Nov 30 Colonel Lancaster said the lowans prob ably will all be in by Nov 15 Report Loss Heavy on Both Sides From Wire Service The American defenders of Taegu have been forced back again for the 3rd time in 48 hours The key city of Taegu came within enemy artillery range from both west and north as the U S 1st cavalry division fell back to within 7 miles of the city and the reds pressed their massive assault in the middle and at both ends of the shrunken northern Ko rean defense line The reds attacked heedless of mounting losses in both men and tanks Severe fighting raged all along the 120mile Korean battlefront Some of it was fought by marines and dough boys in handtohand combat with bayonets and clubbed rifles Both sides lost heavily Communist casualties in the flaming southwestern sector alone were put at 20000 men for the week out of their es timated force of 150000 on the whole front Drive on 25th A new North Korean drive on the U S 25th infantry di vision started with a terrific artillery barrage at dawn Thursday The Americana there are defending the south western approach to Pusan main allied supply base 35 miles east of the roaring bat tle U S warplanes pounding red tanks damaged or destroyed 65 in 2 days Fortyeight were knocked out Thursday The reds moved 84 new Russian tanks into the line Wednesday A bitter and indecisive daylong battle for the lost northern ridges before Taegu raged between U S 1st cavalrymen and the commu nists The reds were within sight of the city Turn Guns Around Once the Americans had to turn their guns around to mow down communist infiltrators One cavalry regiment slugged it out at close range with the at tacking reds While this battle swirled at the southern end of the Kumhwa bowling alley other cavalry units beat off 2 dawn attacks 2 and 3 INS Newsmen Die in Crash Over Japan Tokyo International News Service war correspondents 4 other passengers and 4 crewmen were killed Thursday when a Ko reabound C54 transport plane exploded over southern Japan The INS office here said the 3 correspondents were Frank Emery 23 Beverly Hills Cal formerly INS bureau chief in Manila Charles Rosecrans Jr 30 Honolulu and Ken Inouye 23 New York and Tokyo VETERAN HUSKER DIES Hamburg Gus Lcitz 70 winner of many corn husking trophies died Wednesday of a heart attack His corn husking record was 120 bushels a day Leitz also had a record of picking 100 bushels of apples a day for 34 days 1 season 4 miles northeast of Waegwan 12 miles northwest of Taegu AP Correspondent Bern Price reported the allies rolled back the communist force that had smashed through South Korean lines and posed a sharp new threat to Taegu South Korean forces were push ing eastward from Yongchon a key highway junction 20 miles east of Taegu which the North Koreans held briefly Wednesday Airport Under Control Elements of the U S 24th divi sion drove miles north of Ky ongju another main highway point 18 miles southwest of red captured Pohang port on the sea of Japan coast The gains were slow and bloody In the southwestern fighting the 25th division has inflicted more than 13000 casualties on the reds in 7 days Immediately north of that bit terly contested ground U S ma rines and 2nd division infantry men pushed back remnants of 4 red divisions across Naktong river west of Yongsan Yongsan is 32 miles south of Taegu The fight there was grim and bloody Hand to hand combat raged The marines and doughboys charged with bayonets and swung their rifle butts as clubs They captured dominating hills American officers estimated 7300 communists had been killed and wounded there in a week fighting U S casualties have been heavy along the 55mile front in the southwest and west Three communist divisions are pounding toward Taegu from the east 2 more red divisions have been identified in the drive down the Kumhwa highway toward Taegu Fresh Strength The North Koreans were re ported massing fresh strength op ;