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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited to Horn M CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N 11 G H I O R S HOME EDITION MASON CITY FALL OPENING DAYS September 7 to 14 voi tvn AnocUted and United Pien Full Lease Wket Five CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER II This Paper Consists of Two ftt One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor How Strong Has America Become IT just happened that I was aboard a giant airplane carrier ship when the conviction hit me fullforce that biggest busi ness facing the United States to day is that rot making our nation militarily arid economically strong enough to win over communist Russia in a life and death struggle This was on the morning of June 25 1950 when I had my first information that North Ko rean communists acting on orders from Moscow had invaded South Korea At that moment I aban doned my last hope that perhaps somehow the free world and Rus sia might discover some way to get along with each other On that same flattop the Mid way were Louis Johnson then secretary of defense and Gen Omar Bradley chief of the joint staffs They had returned only a few hours before from a closeup inspection of our defenses in Ja pan But their threw noj particular light on the overall world situation j Sudden Awakenine Under the impact of this blow in a faroff corner of the world the United States began seriously to take stock of its military might or more accurately its LACK 0 military might It became pain fully clear that most of our com fortable assurances in this area would have to be tossed out the window in the light of develop ments in Korea Only a few months before tha June Sunday we had applaudec Louis Johnson when he told us that we could have adequate se curity with even less than the billion appropriated for that pur pose by the congress More than a few stood up and cheered when he stopped work on a supercar rier in the Norfolk navy yards al most within a stones throw from where we lay at anchor that day All of a sudden we gave up Russian Weapon Hauled Out Enemy Rockets Land Behind Allied Lines Burglary Is Reported Here residence in NeverNever lane and began iacing the facts And the foremost of these was that in stead of the billion or so we had been spending we should have been putting out twice that amount or more for national de fense Even conceding that we were getting the most out of our I think we our outlay wasnt sufficient for our minimum needs Making Up for Lost Time This awakening came about 15 months agb We straightway launched a vast preparedness pro gram The purpose of this little visit with you is to explore the tangible results of this belated sprint How far and how fast have we moved And can you think of anybody better qualified to an swer this question than Charles E Wilson national director of de fense mobilization Within the past few days the former head man of General Elec tric reported to the nation in the form of a little booklet Meeting Our Defense Goals And while the report was generally encour aging Mr Wilson did point out a number of pitfalls facing the country as it prepares forwar One of the first goals set a little more than ayear ago when our inadequacy began to make it self so painfully felt has been reached Our armed forces now totaling more than 3500000 are more than twice the fighting force we had when the communists overran South Korea Included in our fighting per sonnel are the equivalent of 24 army divisions a navy of more than 1100 ships 2J marine di visions and an air force rapidly approaching an objective of 95 wings More Than Men Needed But it takes more than men make a nation strong in modern warfare Their equipment is all important and Mr Wilson has some really encouraging words on this point The tooling period is in its final phases all along the line The best possible equipment In all areas of warfare is rolling off the lines to supplement and replace World war II remnants We have reached a total na tional production about equal to the peak rate of output of World war II said the defense mobi lizer The delivery rate of military coqds from manufacturers is now 3 times as groat as a year ago he added In the second quarter of this year deliveries of supplies equipment and facilities to our armed forces had a total value of billion So far this is a disturbing for sup plies have exceeded deliveries by a long margin In the same period when billion worth of goods was being received orders for billion worth of goods were being placed Tn fact the total of orders In the time since the Korean police action started is today in excess of billion No End Is tn Sight Accustomed as we arc these GlobeGaictte photo by Ujisser Burglars Entered MacArthur Criticized for Political Speeches East Providence R I crowd of 2000 at a democratic outing applauded Sunday when U S Sen John O Fastore DR I criticized Gen Douglas Mac Arthurlor what he called cal speeches made while in uni form The senator said MacArthur has every right to aim attacks at the administration but he added I think it is about time be Look off the military uniform of the United States while he is mak ing political speeches Police Monday were investigat ing another in a wave of unsolved burglaries in Mason City They reported that Saturday night thieves broke into the Fareway store 317 Delaware N E and stole in cash and worth of checks It was the largest bur glary in Mason City in a number of years According to police burglars entered the store by breaking a window over the garbage shed on the east side of the building thieves found the keys to 4 casfi registers and took a total of in small change from the ma chines They also rifled a desk and took in bills The in checks already were indorsed by the store Leon ard Zotzmann the manager re ported He asked that customers who cashed checks Saturday noti fy him The burglary was discovered by Zotzmanri aboutnoon Sunday Store officials said they believed breakln could have been dis covered earlier had anyone checked the store area Last June burglars took more than S2400 in a payroll robbery at the Walsh Construction com pany office at 700 25th N W Po iice said then that the burglary was the largest in many years The Fareway burglary was the 3rd reported in Mason City in less iian a week Last Tuesday night was stolen from the Ervin 3ros Ice company 515 6th N W The same night burglars again sroke into the Walsh Construction company offices but got only a small amount of money Boyle Will Speak to State Demos Stole Postville Mans Car Goes to Prison VVaukon G Zimmer man 28 of Philadelphia was sen tenced to a term not to exceed 10 years in Fort Madison penitentiary Saturday after he pleaded guilty o a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle Judge G B Richter seai enced Zimmerman accused of stealing a car belonging to Fran cis Looney of Postville DCS Moines UJ3 William 3oyle Jr chairman of the na tional democratic committee had an invitation Monday to speak to a state democratic organization meeting here Sept 20 Democratic State Chairman Jake More said that Boyle will certainly be here unless busi ness in Washington makes a trip to Iowa impossible It is certain More added that Captain Victor Hunt Harding chairman of the congressional campaign committee and his as sistant Kenneth Harding will te at the meeting County chairmen vice chair men legislators precinct workers candidates for office and member of the democratic state central committee will be among lowans iat the conclave AFyWirephoto BRIDE OF AMPUTEE CUTS Hubert Reeves 19 quadruple am putee of the Korean war smiles as his bride cuts the wedding cake following their wed dingat Joliet HI Sunday The bride is the former Beverly Jean Hall 18 of nearby Wilmington 111 Reeves parents Mr and Mrs Hubert Reeves ST look on at the right Others are unidentified Plan Higher Butcher Prices to talking about billions in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 QUEENS CAN RELAX Kay Hutchins of Salt Lake City Utah crowned Miss America of 1952 Saturday night enjoys a dip in the surf at Atlantic City N J Sunday after a strenuous week of vying for top honors in the annual beauty contest The 25yearold Mormon miss is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 143 pounds At the right is Mrs Elaine M Evans of Daven port Mrs Iowa in the Mrs America 1952 beauty contest Here she promenades on the stage during judg ing of the contest at Asbury Park N J Sunday night Mrs Evans failed to win The honors went Mrs Penny Duncan of New York City Washington govern ment plans to let butcher shops raise the prices of some fastsell ing beef one or two cents a packers are getting less money for hides and tallow Price Stabilizer Michael V Di Salle told reporters the draft o the price adjustment order has been completed and will be issuec as soon as possible Other office of price stabiliza ion officials said ceilings on a ew cuts might be reduced bu hat the increases will outweigh the decreases One official summed up the situation this vray Housewives may get cheaper soap and shoes because of the de clining tallow and hide prices But they will have to pay slight ly more for beef Hides and tallows are impor tant byproducts of the slaugh tering industry An OPS official noted that the new controls law requires OPS 10 assure packers their preKorean profit margins Therefore he said the price agency has to allow upward ad justments under the law to off set losses from declininghides and tallow prices He said this would be done by lifting the ceilings on bettersell ing cuts such as round steak while reducing the prices slight ly of loin and rib cuts The latter priced higher do not sell as well SAME BUek tUf means traffic oast boon All About The Weather Mason City Pair Monday night Increasing cloudiness Tuesday withlight showers by Wednes day morning Low Monday night 52 Tuesday Mgli near 75 Iowa Fair cooler extreme east Mondaynight Tuesday partly cloudy some scattered Tigh showers beginning in west EusseU afternoon or night Low Mon day night 50 to 55 north 53 to 57 south High Tuesday near 75 Further outlook Partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday No Major change in temperature Minnesota Fair and a little cooler northeast portion Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy with some local showers Low Mon day night 48 to 55 High Tues day 70 to 76 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximuni 66 53 58 100 83 54 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Sunday Maximum At 8 a m Precipitation YEARAGO Maximuni Minimum 74 61 62 trace 77 42 Should Liquor Stores Sell Hadacol Now Des Moines Should the sale of widelyadvertised Hadaeol be confined to state liquor stores in Iowa Thafs a question which State 30 American Jets Fight 80 Red Migs By JOHN RANDOLPH U S 8th Army Headquarters Ebrea of the type used by the Russians in World war IE have landed be hind allied lines on the east central front it was officially reported Monday There was speculation they might have been brought to Korea by communist Caucasian troops reported near the battle front No allied installations were hit Of sources refused to UN Refuses to Concede By ROBERT TDCK3IAN Munsan Korea Na ions officers swapped sharp words with reds in Kaesong Monday after investigating a communis charge that an allied warplane strafed the ceasefire conference city Monday morning The UN officers refused to give he reds an onthespot reporto heir investigation They also re used to concede that an attack lad occurred or that a UN plane was involved They acknowledged only thff Swift has posed for the Iowa at tomey generals office Labels on bottles of the vitamin product now sold in drug stores says the substance contains 12 per cent alcohol The status of Hadacol came up in connection with a ruling on thi application of a Minneapolis firm to sell cider with an alcoholic con tent of 3 to 5 percent through Iowa grocery stores Assistant Attorney General Henry VP Wormley who handles the liquor commissions lega questions said that the cider could be sold only through state liquor stores Also state officials have been concerned about reports of Had acol cocktails being sold at foun tains in some parts of the state The question to be decided ap parently is whether Hadacol can e classed as a beverage The Iowa law says that with as exception of beer every iquid or solid patented or not con taming alcohol spjrits or wine and susceptible of being consumed by a human being for beverage jurposes can be sold only in a jstate liquor store Child Drowns in Stock Tank Zwhigle f Charles Francis 4 Killed in 2Car Crash Perry persons were during a 4hour checkup of the alleged neutrality zone violatioi they found one bullet mark anc a dozen 50 caliber slugs in anc around a group of stone houses The houses were about three quarters ofa mile from the sit of the suspended armistice talks Inconclusive After two meetings with liaison officers the allied investi gators told them the evidenc gathered was not conclusive an would be submitted for further analysis A pooled dispatch from Kaespn said the UN officers pointed but 1 Nearly all the bullets founi were within an area of a few feel 2 There was no powder smel on any 3 A few found in soft earth were mashed The investigators said the bul lets appeared to have been fire Erom several directions and at dif ferent angles This would conflict they said with the xed assertion that the plane made one pass over the house Kef uses Reply When the investigation wasf com pleted the senior aQiedjpfficer re used a communist demand for a reply to the charge CoL Don Darrow air force of ficer told the senior red liaison fficer Col Chang thatthe evi ence would be studied further ie said he would report his find ings to Gen Matthew B Kdgway suoreme allied commander and Vice Adm C Turner Joy chief UN negotiator Sweeny 2yearold son of Mr andikilled Sunday in a twocar colli llrs Levi J Sweeny farmers 3 sion at the intersection of high miles west of here drownedSun day in a stock tank The boys body was found in he tank on his farm by he fattier shortly after the young ters mother missed him Miss America 570 Thought She Was Too Darned Tall Atlantic City 143pound 5 feet 10 Miss Amer ica of 1952 is a school teacher who doesnt smoke or drink Blueevcd blond Colleen Kay Hutchins of Salt Lake City Utah didnt believe it when she was chosen queen over 50 other con testants to climax this resort citys 5day annual beau ty pageant Saturday night I thought I was too darned all the statuesque beauty said n a poised cultured voice that reflects her dramatics training At 25 she is the oldest to wear he crown and matches the rec ord height of Miss America of 945 Bess Myerson of New York City Colleen is the first blond to vin the title in 13 years The queen of the married love ics is also a blond She is Mrs cnny Duncan of New York City vho won the title of Mrs Amer ca Sunday at Asbury Park N Mrs Duncan is 3 years younger than Miss America two and one half inches shorter and weighs 126 She is the wife of a student and the mother of a twoyearold son Before becoming Miss Amer ica Colleen won the titlesof Miss Utah Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Miss Armed Forces of Utah Miss University of Utah and was homecomingqueen at Brigham Young university The Miss America title gives her a scholarship numer ous gifts including a car and a chance at the earnings chalked up by last years queen Miss Yolande Betbeze of Mobile ways 141 and 169 4 miles east of Perry The dead are Vera V McClow 52 of Ida Grove Gertrude Ander son 70 of Ida Grove Marvel Larsen 29 of Exira and Gladys Larsen 32 of Elk Horn The Larsen automobile was en route to Ames to a wedding and was traveling north on 169 State Highway Patrolman Maurice Jacobs reported car driven by Mrs McClow was westbound on 141 which is a stop highway at the intersection with 169 Also traveling in the Larsen car in addition to the two Larsens tilled were Leroy P Larsen of Elk Horn a brother of the dead man and Verlee Larsen wife of Manel Larsen They were both injured The two Ida Grove women were the only occupants of their car Ala Runnersup to Miss America in the order they placed were Miss Indiana Carol Mitchell of Roches ter Miss North Carolina Lu Long Dgburn of Smithfield Miss Ar kansas Charlotte Simmon of Littl Rock and Miss Florida Mary Elizabeth Godwin of Gainesville Postville Soldier Killed in Action Washington more Iowa army casualties in the Ko rean area were announced Mon day by the department of defense The Iowa casualties include Killed in Ralph W Fordyce Postville The army also announced that Pyt C J Coyle of Ackley pre viously wounded has returned to duty Iowa liability Insurance Rates for Autos Hiked Des Moines au tomobile liability insurance rates for private passenger cars were announced Monday for Iowa ef fective A rate increase also goes into effect for property damage insur ance but only for commercial ve hicles The announcement was made by the National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters representing about 18 stock insurance companies which do about 16 per cent of the business in Iowa Individual increases by mutuals and others for which the bureau does not file rates are exnected to close the number of rockets hat landed In the air war 30 American 86 Sabre jets tangled with 80 RusT siantype MIG15s over northwest Korea in one of historys biggest let battles Twocommunist danes were damaged l r It was the second jet banaein two days Sunday the allies shot down two MIGs and damaged an other There were no allied losses n either scrap i Russian Pilots 1 Army sources said unofficially Monday night they have reliable mt not conclusive evidence that Russian pilots have been ilying some of r the MIGs in battles against the United Since rockets be must blanket anarea it hose which landed on east central front were fired accident ally They apparently were not aimed at any specific target Re borts indicated only a small num jer were fired Eighth army officers refused to say whether they could havesbeen aunched from a communist plane At least one rocket was identi fied definitely as being of the size used by the redaimy against the ermans The missiles are erratic Tnit awesome when firfedin barrages Their launchingicequires skilled handling indicated they may be arms to used by the Teds Caucasian troopit if and when they battle allies have usedrockets on frequently inihe Korean mariljf to blanket mfantrymenare g airbattlerangea Erom altitudes of 40000 feet down o treetop leveL The allied warplanes were led into battle by CoL Francis Gab follow State Insurance Americas top ace wasi one of the most fero cious air battles I have ever seen said Gabreski a veteran of aerial warfare against the German Xiuft waff e itt WorlcLwar IL C Other anged clear Korean skies to pound communist supply lines Inthe prerdawndarkness Mon allied and jombers heavy fed licular trafficbringing resh troops and supplies down from the orth1 Vehicles Destroyed Pilots said they destroyedor amaged 500 vehicles Ground action was slight Mon ay But speculation mounted that ie reds may soon launch a major ffensive possibly in The 5th airforce said its planes r Sacked more than1700 vehicles the predawn darkness Eeavi st traffic was reported between inanju Pyongyang and Sariwon northwest Korea and near Honggang northern tip of the red ron triangle on the west central front Vets Who Fought Last Winter Home This Fall Collins Washington U S sol diers who fought in Korea last winter must be brought home before this coming winter the army chief of staff said Monday Gen J Lawton Collins made the statement in a letter to Sen ator Dworshak who had protested against army plans to tise Idaho national guardsmen Charles R Fischer said the in crease granted was only about GO per cent of what had originally been asked by the bureau The rate increases range from about 12 to 16 per cent The rates are not changed as relate to the insurance given the motorist on his own car In other words the rates on theft fire and comprehensive coverage are un changed The rates which are changed are the ones which insure the motorist against the damage car does to others jas combat replacements Commissioner I Collins said is no satis XAMED TO WAGE BOARD DCS Moines Marvin MJ Schmidt 46 of Des Moines vice president and attorney for the 4 John Deere plants in Iowa has been named a member of the re gional wage stabilization board factory alternative but to depend upon guardsmen now in federal service to help meet a pressing manpower problem Collins The overriding heed is the re quirement for rotation of men from overseas including the ro tation before this coming whiter of all personnel who endured the bitter combat conditions in Korea last winter This situation alone is cur rently requiring replacement of some 30000 men and officers each month BODY IDENTIFIED Council Bluffs body of a man found in Mosquito creek south of here last Friday has been identified as that of Leo Arnold Fitzpatrick 52 of Rockford III Death was attributed to drowning ;