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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for Horn M CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 14 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY FALL OPENING DAYS September 7 to 514 VOL LVII Aicodatcd fnu and United frtn Full Fivt Ctnta a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1951 This Paper ConiUU ot Two jf 7 i CITY GUESTSRL Williams president of the Chicago and North Western railway left and Louis Ware president of the International Minerals and Chemical cor poration right are shown above with Walter Kae president of the Mason City Cham ber of Commerce looking at GlobeGazette photographs of the International plant in Mason City These and other officials of the chemical company were visitors in Mason City Thursday with the formal opening of the new sulphuric acid plant GlobeGazette photos by Musser NEW ACID of the International Jlinerals and Chemical Corp were in Mason City Thursday for the formal opening of the new acid plant It is a part of Internationals million dollar chemical fertilizer plant at 810 12th N W The acid plant represents an investment of more than Farmer May Lose Freedom Ware Warns No man in the world is more free than the midwestern farmer Louis Ware president of the In ternational Minerals and Chem ical Corp said Thursday But he may not remain so the industrial ist warned Addressing the Mason City Chamber of Commerce members at a luncheon honoring him and other officials of International the president called attention to controls considered essential ina war economy Visited Norway Asan engineer in charge of a mining industry in South Amer ica years had a staff large ly composed of Norwegians he saidahd immediately after World war II he visited Norway iri order to see some of these friends At the large Rustad farm on the outskirts of Oslo Jbds host took him to his room arid then ex plained All those people you saw of them I do not know The government al lots this room to my wife and I and also the guest room which you occupy We arc afraid that it will go next because of the housing shortage As they toured the farm Ware suggested that being a farmer bis friend could live well This Rustad also denied explaining that he was allotted only a portion of what his own land produced Two days ago he visited the Chicago plant of the Inland Steel corporation Ware corUinued Looking over new construction he came upon a large steel beam marked Bethlehem Steel Corp Limit to Steel When he asked the reason why Inland did not use its own steel he was informed that they used what steel was allotted to them by the government Ware expressed appreciation for the cooperation given Interna tional by llie Mason City Chamber of Commerce and the North Westj era railway in locating the fer tilizer plant here Mason City was chosen as the site of the Iowa plant he said be cause it was in a part of the state where the use of plant food was growing it had excellent facilities and the Chamber of Commerce and city officials were exceedingly cooperative Our business here one that i businessmen should be glad tO see the president declared For every million dollars worth of commercial plant food sold by the plant he explained farmers will get from 5 to 7 million dollars worth of additional crops Building of the Mason City plant seemed to him a very optimistic at the time declared R L Williams president of the North Western railway For that reason he is particularly glad now to help pay tribute to the foresight of the International officials who made the decision he said The land on which the plant is located was purchased from North West local force of International who were introduced Other special guests were Kirk Fox Des Moines editor of Suc cessful Farming Elmer Temll division superintendent of the North Western railway D W An derson division freight and pas senger agent of the railway W B Rae president of the Chamber of Commerce was in charge of the meeting Allies Force Enemy Off High Points in Rugged Hill Battle Stab Victim Is Holding Her Own Des Moines ff Theresa O Connor the pretty 23yearold clerk who was stabbed by a spurned suitor while she attended Catholic mass Tuesday was hold ing her own Thursday Broad lawns hospital said The hospital said the girl who suffered two deep stab wounds in the back two head wounds anc an arm wound had better than a 5050 chance to survive Jotin A Masterson 24 who was leld in county jail here in lieu oi bond on a charge of as sault with intent to commit mur der was to be moved Thursday to Anamosa state reformatory for safe keeping Sheriff Tom Reffly said The sheriff and the county at office moved to transfer Masterson described as a prob em prisoner after he attempted to attack a cellmate Tuesday night Reilly said it is not safe leave Masterson in the county ail either for himself or other prisoners Reilly said it was decided to place Masterson in the reform atory because there are not ade quate facilities atthe county Jail to restrain and supervise him Masterson Is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Wednes day in municipal court here Put Guided Missile Into Tactical Unit Washington air force disclosed Thursday that it is put ting into operation a tactical guided missfle The air force said it win estab lish its first pflotless light bomber quadron at the missile test cen er Cocoa Fla on Oct 1 to be trained in use of the missile i The guided of the ew fantastic weapons being de eloped by American armed forces the B61 Matador pilotless omber being produced by the jlenn L Martin Co of Baltimore i Id Air force officials withheld for AP Wirephotp Howard Mooneyham Lebanon Tenn had suffered a broken leg near Nashville when this picture was made She waits patiently to be rescued from the automobile which overturned after a collision with an ambulance Beardsley Seeks to Pay in Taxes for 1944 Through 1949 Des Moines William Beardsley Thursday issued gen erally a statement in which he saidhehas tendered the U S overnment a 513000 check in ettlement of additional income tax interest and penalties owed for the years 1944 through 1949 it A spokesman said the intelli gence unit had finished its studies in the matter some time ago The intelligence unit said it could discuss only its routine pro cedures in all tax cases which it handles and stressed that it can The sovernor said he believed not discuss any particular case in ecurity reasons most details the missiles performance nd capabilities ern Key to City Mayor Howard Bruce presented key to Williams explaining that icmight need one to get out oi Mason City but would never need one to get in The mayor also pre sented to Ware a plaque engraved witti a picture of the Mason City plant The Mason City fertilizer plant is oneof the few complete with an acid unit of those operated by In ternational said Maurice H Lock wood vice president of the plant food division of International The acid plant here has been operating since May he said Other officials of International from the Chicago office who were guests of honor at the luncheon were T M Ware chief engineer J P Margeson Jr executive vice president F H Perrin production manager of the plant food divi sion and Joseph W Hicks public relations officer Jack Hicks district sales mana ger E P Buszat plant superin tendent Dee L Dibble assistant superintendent in charge of the acid plant and 3 salesmen J F Burke Minnesota J M Coates eastern Iowa and J H Koons western Iowa were among the SCS Group Takes Stand Against ACP Des Moines Iowa As sociation of Soil Conservation Dis trict Commissioners seeks anend to government agricultural con servation payments to farmers who put lime and fertilizer on their land District commissioners went on record Wednesday as favoring government incentive payments only for permanent soil conserva tionpractices The resolution was adopted at a closing session of an annual con vention Commissioners said they believed farmers were being paid for something they would do any way when the government gives them a bonus for fertilizing their land Hervey Hazen state production and marketing administration committee chairman objected to the resolution contending that such payments were still neces sary to encourage production In times like these when we The far as has een thefirst U S uided missile put into produc on for possible combat use The missile described as some ling like a smaller edition of he B51 medium bomber being uflt by Martin has swept back ings and a single jet engine White House Favor Asked for RFC Loan Washington P A witness swore Thursday that the head of American Ldthofold Corp asked him to call the white house in an effort to get some high influence in favor of a government loan for the firm The witness wafe E J Toole for mer treasurer of Lithofold a St Louis printing firm He testified in a senate investigation of the charges that William M Boyle Jr democratic national chairman wielded political influence on the RFC i Tool Identified an extract from a diary in which he noted his coni nections with the loan application The passage read Havent heard from R J B Since last Thursday when he was pressing yes insisting on having Cecil Green call the white house his statement covers the situa tion and remarked that livestock feeding operations and conduct of the business of running a 900 of acre farm Is a big undertaking size Beardsley said adjustments be tween his accountant and internal revenue agents fixed the amount of additional tax he owed at ap proximately 58000 and that the additional 55 000 was for interest and penalties accrued Case In Doubt He said he did not fcnxnv wheth er the check had cleared or whether the matter was finally dosed In addition to his farming oper ations which were begun after he left the senate in 1939 the governor has since 1922 operated a drug store in New Virginia Except for the year 1949 the 6 years covered in the area of dif ference between the governor and ihe internal revenue bureau were need all the get we feel production we were putting can the money where it will help get the job done he said University Student Electrocuted by Kite Fort Worth Tex Texas Christian university freshman was electrocuted by a kite Wednes day Gerald Wilbur Ottmann 18 was flying his kite with a thin wire in a yard across the street his home The kite fell be from hind a house The wire struck a 7200volt power line Ottmann apparently was killed instantly any way The intelligence unit when it makes its final report on any case sends it to an internalrevenue re gional office in St Paul Minn At St Paul the preliminary decisions are made on whether any case falls within purely civil adjust ment category Civil settlements which occur frequently in tax cases usually are negotiated be tween the collector of internal revenue for any given state and the taxpayer involved Can Ask Hearing If the collector of internal rev enue and the taxpayer cannot agree on a settlement the taxpay er can request a hearing from In ternal revenue agents For Iowa the agents office in such matters is at Omaha If there still is dis agreement the taxpayer can ask for a ruling by the internal rev enue technical staff at Omaha If the taxpayer does not wish prior to assumption of to accept the ruling of the techni ttie office of governor He was elected to the house of representatives in 1947 to fill a va cancy and was elected governor in 1948 taking office in Januarr 1949 The office of governor car ries with it a salary of an nually The governor said all of his through regular banking channels and that he employs an accountant to handle his tax matters Makes Statement The governors formal ment follows state cal staff an appeal then can be made to the U S tax court G G Jeck internal revenue collector for Iowa was in Du buque Thursday attending the funeral of Mrs John Halpin moth er of Frank M Halpin deputy Iowa collector The governor originally Issued business affairs are conducted his statement Wednesday to two in an efofrt to get some high in fluence used to accelerate the ap proval to our loan I wouldnt do it and Green agreed not to do it As I told him we had been receiving complete cooperation from the RFC offi cials Toole identified R J B as R J Blauner then president of Litho fold and said the conversation took place Feb 3 1949 Earlier an RFC official swore Boyle never pressed him to approve loans for the St Louis irm In fact said the witness J Prank Williams he doesnt even enow Boyle Williams is the reconstruction innnce corporation examiner who approved S645000 in RFC loans to he American lathofold Corpora ion The St Louis firm had failed times to get loans from the gov ernment lending agency before Boyle went on its payroll j Federal internal revenue agents after an audit of my income tax returns on farm and business transactions covering 6 years re quested payment of additional in come tax between the agent and an accountant I employed fixed the amount of additional tax due at approximately I have tendered tothe internal reve nuecollector my check for including the additional tax plus interest and penalties accrued This is a purely personal mat ter which involved conforming to federal farm and business ac xunting requirements for income tax purposes Even though it is a matter of aersonal business I recognize that t behooves the governor to give he people of his state an honest statement of fact concerning it My accountant advised me that ic has settled numerous matters of this size without controversy The intelligence unit of the in ernal revenue bureau offices in Des Moineff declined specific com ment on the Beardsley case ex cept to confirm that it handled the investigations connected with Des Moines Register reporters who asked him for formal comment on reports that the internal revenui bureau had found the governor owed additional sums in income taxes In its copyrighted story the Reg ister said Jeck reached at Du buque commented only that the Beardsley check had not gone through the books of the revenue office in Des Moines and that he had no knowledge of whether the settlement offer would be ac cepted Not Gone Through The Register said there were checked iy federal auditors the Register sawL The Beardsley farm at New Virginia is a heavy pro ducer of hogs and the governor also is known as a substantial cattle feeder at times The governor said he attempted at n time to conceal any assets adding he put every dollar oJ money resulting from his business transactions into the rbank BULLETINS ACHESON TO STAY Washington Truman said Thursday that as long as lie is president Dean Acheson willbe secretary of state GRAIN FRO3OUJSSEA London pp Britain an nounced Thursday nlf ht she had signed a contract toTray 000 ions of grain from Russia The announcement by fhe food ministry said the grains wert from this years Russian har vest and that deliveries are expected to begin shortly Purdue U Promises 6 Vital Mountains Captured Flamethrowers Bayonets Used By JOHNKANDOLPH U S 8th Headquarters Korea troops won an other commanding mountain pealc Thursday intheir rollercoaster drive to force redsoff thigh points in rugged eastcentral Korea The allies gained the mountain top northeast of Kumhwa in less than 3 hours of fighting against only light xedresistance The sameUN troops captured another peak and 7 surrounding ridges in the sameareaWednes day The reds put up a footby foot defense Decrease of Strength An allied officersaid Thursday there was a definite decrease of redstrength in the area Is just east of thereds old iron triangle troop assembly area in central Korea Allied with flamethrow ers and bayonets 6 vital peafe Wednesday in bitter local fights that raged east of Kumhwa to the vicinity of Kansong on the Sea of Japan coast The battleline in the east Is roughly 25 miles north of parallel 38 old dividing line between North andSouth Korea The fight ing of rfewt days has pushed allioi positions forward as much as iniles insome sectors On some of the heights die hard reds were vshbt orburned to death In stpneCbunkers thatsome times ha3 only firing slit oncoming alliesi The fighting jpSfc days Watch for Attack rolnngShUls of the western front action was slow Allied patrols scanned red jositions forsigns of a strike from their builtup forces there AP Correspondent Stan Carter reported that atleast 250000 tank supported communisf troops were believed in positionoh the west ern and westcentral fronts for a ossible thrust at Seoul south Korean capital v i He said i red smash is imminent but that here was speculation the com munists might try a drivethis weekend when the Korean moon is full In reds have chosen1 the nights of full moon or attack Most sources Carter said loubted the redsplan a majpr tack soon Their present mission tppears to be defensenot attack Sparkling clear fall gave allied warplanes their best pportunlty in weeks foreclose supportof ground troops andlong range bombing forays over North oreasjrail and highway network Accept Charges Red Peace Price Tokyo radio Watermelons the price for trucetalks would be allied ad reports that the check was being held while officials discussed whal to do about the situation G G Jeck Iowa collector of internal revenue said at Dubuque where he attended a funeral that he Beardsley check has not gone toough the books of the revenue office in Des Moines Jeck said he had no knowledge of whether the check would be accepted Beardsley operates a drug store n New Virginia and a 900acre ivestock farm east of there He was elected governor in 1948 running as a republican and was reelected last year after being vithout primary opposition Packing plants and sales barns or many miles around New Virj ginia were reported to have been LaFayette IndUR Purdue university Thursday promised T lief for watermelon fanciers who dont like to spit out seeds The university said it has been growing seedless an ex perimental farm and will offer dont like to spit out seeds rAll About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and cool Thursday night Friday fair and warmerl Low Thursdav night i 48 High Friday 70 Iowa Mostly fair and not much change in temperature Thurs day night and Friday Lov Thursday night45 to 50 High Friday 70 to 78 Further out look Generally fan slowly riS ing temperatures Saturday ana Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy scattered light showers north and centra portions Thursday night and Friday Not much change in temperature Low Thursday night 45 to 50 High Friday 60 to 65 north 65 to 70 south GlobeGarette weather data up o 8 a m Thursday Maximum 70 Minimum 45 At 8 a m 54 Precipitation 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 56 Minimum 53 mission that all red truce viola tion charges are true The UN command has rejected all of a long string of red charges except one It has admitted the accidental strafing of theVKaesong neutral zone Monday The Peiping radio quoted a communist correspondent at Kae song as declaring The ceasefire talks could start again immediately and agreement could be reached in a short time if the Americans accept the mil itary realities and took the re sponsibility for all the alleged neutrality violations The UN command for the mo ment was saying nothing It would not even say what was in the latest red note handed allied liaison officers Wednesday The allied officers had just handed the reds a note apologiz ing for the accidental strafing of the Kaesong neutral zone by an allied B26 bomber on Monday The UN command has not mada the red note public and has re fused to comment on it SAME BUck nil meant IraUlt 4uth tut ;