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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Anoclated and United Presj Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 1950 NOT DEADJUST DEAD TIREDFatigue not an enemy bullet stopped this AmiriSS mawne catches 40 winks on a Seoul street unperturbed by his audience of youn OIQ 1 6S1Q6H tS Soy Gen Dean May Be Living By PETER KALISCHER Osan Korea North Korean prisoners of war said Thursday that they believe Maj Gen William F Dean commander of the U S 24th infantry division who has been missing since July 21 is still alive Capt William J Cochrane of Joplin Mo intelligence of ficer for the 7th cavalry regiment said it was fairly well lil rt ft f established that Dean is alive Birr Gets 25 Years Board Reports on Anamosa Wiring Des Moines IP Prevention of prison smuggling is a prime and continuing purpose of the state board of control it said in a formal report Thursday to Gov William S Beardsley The report covered the boards investigation into a story of re cordings by an inmate of the Ana mosa reformatory of meetings of the state board of parole at the institution Some were smuggled out An account of the incident was made public by radio station WMT of Cedar Rapids in a copyright broadcast last May 12 It named James F Pete Hellyer 47 Wa terloo a lifer as the inmate who made the recordings and smuggled them out of the reformatory The control boards report said that as a result of the broadcast and our investigation certain cor rective practices have been put into operation to prevent smug gling of items in and out of the institution by making periodic and unannounced searches of employes and other persons entering and leaving the institution Guards Dismissed Board Chairman Henry W Burma said a further result of the investigation was the dismissal of several guards and the resigna tions of several others The report was released simul taneously with the sentencing of Rudyard Lee Birr 20 Chicago in the district court at Anamosa for the fatal stabbing of a fellow reformatory inmate Baldimero Morales 18 Davenport in the in stitution yard last Feb 26 Birr got 25 years The board then took up various points made in the broadcast Re plied that 1 Recordings of some of the proceedings of the board of parole were made by an inmate of the reformatory This was done by changing the wiring from an am plifier ordinarily used for radio programs to a recording instru ment Some recordings were smuggled out of the institution with the help of employes The prisoner making the recordings was discontinued as a trusty placed in his cell given the reg ular prison diet and denied all privileges 2 No radio transmitter capable of broadcasting to the outside world was found in the reforma tory nor any secret hidden mi crophone 3 The length of term given a person convicted of any crime is a function of the courts of this state and not the board of control Approved by Board 4 The transfer of 7 prisoners allegedly Birrs close friends from Anamosa to the Fort Madi son state penitentiary was made with the approval of the board of control because the men were not proper adjustment in the reformatory I Inmates of either institution are available for the prosecution He said he based his statement on reports from war prisoners and civilians in widelyseparated areas Troops Burned Atthe same time escaped South Korean soldiers reported that com munist troops burned and dyna mited to death 18 American war prisoners at Chongju 65 miles southeast of Seoul and shot 400 South Korean prisoners The 3 captured North Koreans 2 of whom were captured in Sangju and 1 in Chongju said they beard a red army captain in Chongju say on Sept 23 or Sept 24 that Dean was taken to Seoul early in September They quoted the captain that Dean previously had been held in a prisonerofwar camp in Chongju The U S defense department officially listed Dean missing 3 days after the battle for Taejon in the first month of the war Taken North United Press Staff Corre spondent Robert Miller later talked with an army source who said he knew definitely that Dean had been killed at Taejon But other sources have held hopes the gen eral survived Wednesday units of the U S 7th division captured a school house on the eastern outskirts of Seoul where 300 or 400 prisoners ofwar were reported to have been held Civilians told the Americans that the communists took the pris oners north because of the im pending fall of the city Max Katz Osage Dies in Crash Max KatzOsage was killed in a collision of his car with a Hy Cross hatchery truck at the inter section of two gravel roads 4 mile of 65 and 3i miles south of the North Iowa fairgrounds Thursday afternoon Katzs brother and another pas senger in the car G F Schmidt were taken to a Mason City hos pital according to the Cerro Gor do county sheriffs office Cause of the accident was not known pending the sheriffs in vestigation The collision oc curred about p m defense and the courts at all rea sonable times The board had no information who would be Birrs 6 The board is searching for better methods to correct and treat sex offenders The vast ma jority of the prisoners serving time in the reformatory are not sex offenders 7 The cause of the death of a prisoner who allegedly was struck on the head by a guards club was attributed by a licensed physician to an inflammation of the brain tissue No evidence ot mistreat ment was discovered Outline Peace Plan for Korea on Unification New York American sources Thursday outlined a peace formula for Korea calling for a unified country to be put back on its feet by the combined re sources of the United Nations The elements the United States considers essential for Koreas fu ture follow closely proposals ad vanced by Britain and Canada The British are rushing work on a postwar plan for the nation American informants said the United States has no desire for bases or special privileges in Ko rea and wants the country to be free from the domination of any other nation Admit t JN It also desired Koreas admis sion to the UN and the organiza tion of the country in such a way that it will pose no threats to its and the Soviet Union Basic in the whole American idea is the establishment of a strong UN commission with wide authority to handle on the scene the multiplicity of postwar prob lems in the country The U S favors strong Asian representation on that commission The informants said the actual peace terms with the North Ko reans are regarded as a militaiy decision This leaves it up to Geii MacArthurs command to deter mine how and where it will accept the capitulation of the communists Must be United The informants gave this de tailed outline of the American po sition 1 Korea must be a free inde pendent and united country This obviously means wiping out the old division of the country along the 38th parallel 2 Methods for Koreas unifica tion can be best devised by having a strong United Nations commis sion in the area In the present circumstances it would be unwise to develop detailed blueprints here The commission should have authority to deal with the prob lems on the scene in consultation with MacArthurs command and the people of Korea Sen Toft Favors Parallel Crossing Canton Ohio Robert A Taft ROhio said Wednes day night that it is perfectly clear to me that United Nations forces should cross the 38th paral lel and advance into North Ko rea The republican leader also told a GOP rally that he felt North Korea should be occupied for a time after victory Answering a question from the floor the senator declared UN forces should punish communist leaders who started the invasion of South Korea This Paper ot Two 300000 Needed in Six Months Washington Vinson DGa said Thursday the army has informed him it will need an additional 300000 men in tlfe next 6 months Vinson is chairman of the house armed services committee which discussed with army of ficials Thursday possible desir able revisions of the draft law 30000 Already Inducted Vinson told reporters that Maj Gen Clovis Byers deputy chief of staff said 300000 men would be needed in addition to the 30 000 already inducted since an army expansion was ordered after the outbreak of the Korean war Byers and other army officers met with the committee in closed sessions at which the armys plans and proposed strength were discussed Vinson did not say what is the size of the army under contem plation 170000 Called Thus far draft calls have been made for only 170000 men These were broken into 50000 in Sep tember 50000 in October and 70000 in November Vinson said the object of his committees hearings is to cor rect inequalities he said result from the call up of national guard and reserve forces while men without previous service home stay Nancy Sinatra Wins Separate Maintenance Hollywood UR Coo o n e r Frankie Sinatras wife Nancy won separate maintenance Thursday and the bowtied singer was or dered to pay support that could bring her nearly onethird of his annual million dollar income In a 10minute Santa Monica superior court session punctuated by outbursts of sobs from the 30 yearold Mrs Sinatra Judge Or lando H Rhodes granted her the separate maintenance on grounds of mental cruelty There was no mention made of thereported ro mance between Frankie and Ac tress Ava Gardner She testified he humiliated her by going to Palm Springs Californias luxury desert resort area on weekends without her She won custody of the 3 Si natra children and a property set tlement that included the Sinatra mansion in the exclusive Holmby Hiils section furnishings furs jewelry and a 1950 grey Cadillac The 33yearold crooner was al lowed to keep his 1949 Cadillac convertible the Palm Springs home with its shaped pool his oil interests in Austin county Texas royalties from his records transcriptions and musical compositions and his 3947 jeep so he can run around the desert country MILLIGAN IS ELECTED Omaha Lester Milligan Mason City Iowa was elected to the board of directors at the close Wednesday of the 36th annual conference of the board of the American Chamber executives of Commerce Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cool through Friday Light rain Thursday night High Friday about 64 Low Thursday night 46 to 48 Iowa Cloudy with rain over most of the state Thursday night gradually ending from the west ward Friday not much change in temperature Low Thursday night 48 northwest 58 south east High Friday 64 to 68 Further outlook Mostly cloudy Saturday and Sunday Rain again over most of the state be ginning Saturday night or Sun day Little change in temper ature Low Friday night 45 to 55 High Saturday 64 to 68 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 70 Minimum 45 At 8 a m 51 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 38 US Chases Reds Toward Boundary Seoul Is Calm TAEJON RETAKEN BY YANKS thrusts of United Nations against fleeing North Korean army which Thursday was written off officially by the allied command as an organized fighting force A red attack was thrown back northwest of Seoul A near Kimpo airfield as the enemy continued to battle in the South Korean capital Yanks recaptured Taejon B after stubborn enemy resistance In deep South Korea C twin U S columns linked up at Namwon and plunged west Outer broken line shows approximate extent of the push from the old beachhead Free Korea Can Be Secured Only by Crossing 38th Line By DEVVITT MacKENZEE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The toughest question which the United Nations faces is whether its military forces shall be sent across the 38lh parallel from South Korea The problem not only is tough but it is urgent The fate the North Korean army already is sealed and with its complete collapse must come a quick decision about crossing that imagi nary line which looms more re alistically than the Great Wall of China But why cross the 38th parallel at all Well because the UN envisages the establishment of a free and united Korea and that can be achieved only under su pervision of the peace organiza tion A military halt at the border might defeat this plan by leaving Korea a country divided against itself Adjoins Soviet Territory The delicacy of the situation lies in the fact that Korea is of great importance strategically It not only touches communist Chi na but also adjoins soviet terri tory close to Russias great naval port of Vladivostok So naturally both Moscow and Peiping are watching Korean de velopments with a weather eye Probably they are asking them selves if America has any ulterior objective in for instance she is maneuvering into position for a move against the soviet Of course the United States has disavowed any territorial or permanent military interest in Korea and has made clear that she has no military designs against Russia In addition American of ficials in Washington are figur ing that if the UN decides to order troops into northern Korea there are now plenty available without using American forces This idea of not using U S sol diers is of course premised on the assumption that neither Russia nor China will move armies into northern Korea Britain Takes Lead While this hushhush question of crossing the 38th parallel still hangs fire in the UN the peace organization is going ahead with plans for Korean peace and re habilitation Great Britain is tak ing the lead in this and has draft ed a piogram which includes the establishment of an independent and united Korea with a demo cratic government elected under UN supervision This program also calls for the establishment of a strong UN com mission which would see that the organizations plans were carried out The commission would have strong Asiatic representation to deal with this Asiatic problem It is difficult to see how the UN plans could be carried out with out sending a strong military force across that 38th parallel into North Korea The UN commission certainly should have this back ing Asks Why Use Yanks However there is no need for employing American troops and thus creating a position which without any question would antag onize Russia and China Troops would be available from the con tingents already being provided by Britain the Philippines Tur key Greece Thailand Australia New Zealand Belgium and the Netherlands What more could be wanted And even thisjist doesnt include the South Korean army which has been fighting along with the American and other UN troops under General MacArthur Whats the matter with sending a South Korean military contingent into North Korea for police work It strikes me that would make an excellent selection To sum up The sending of American troops into Northern Korea might create a dangerous situation while the UN likely could avoid this difficulty by using nonAmerican forces Ham Sandwich for a Nickel New Hampton Price War Reaches Bitter Stage 91 Yanks Rescued From Two Towns By DON HUTH Tokyo red invader army as a whole has been defeated the allied command in Korea said Thursday and is reduced to cutup pockets of dwindling resistance and head long retreat This was the appraisal of Lt Gen Walton H Walker U S 8th army commander as the allied armored vise tightened in and around Seoul the capital Seoul the ravaged capital Korea was completely in Ameri can hands and marines and in fantrymen wandered relaxed through the wrecked streets where only a few hours earlier they hac fought savage battles AP Cor respondent Don Whitehead re ported Col Lewis Chesty Fuller commanding the first marine regi ment told Whitehead the hour o iinal victory was 6 p m Wednes day when the last reds pulled back north and east giving the Americans complete mastery oj every part of the city American forces to the south recaptured 3 more Namwon and Hadong Taejon Namwon and Hadong were recaptured 10 Litter Cases Ninetyone American prisoners ofwar wererescuedin the latter two southern towns Ten were litter cases at Hadong All hac been abandoned by fleeing com munists Lt Gen Walton H Walker U S 8th army commander told war correspondents at his Korean headquarters the reds were in complete rout and added that their army no longer exists as an organized force He said hard local fights may lie ahead but that United Nations forces are wiping out many com munists before they can reachth6 38th parallel Thats the dividing line between the Russianspon sored North and the South Korean republic Tankpaced columns of the U S 25th division liberated 80 American prisoners at Namwon 42 miles northwest of Chinju and 11 at Hadong 20 miles southwest of Chinju It was the largest num ber of Americans liberated thu far in the 3month Korean war Civilians Cheer AP Correspondent Stan Swinton reported whiteclad South Korean civilians cheered and waved Ko rean flags as the American col umns pushed ahead on the south ern roads almost unopposed Taejon highwayrail hub 90 miles south of Seoul was recap tured by the U S 24th division two months and 7 days after its outnumbered and outgunned el ements yielded the city to the on rushing red hordes With the reds making tracks for the 38th parallel an answer ap peared forthcoming shortly on whether UN troops will cross the boundary General Walker said he expected instructions on this soon The UN sponsored creation of the republic but was kept out of the red north UN observers in New York ex pressed belief that General Mac Arthur commander of the United Nations first armed peaceen forcement action in the Korean fighting already authority to chase the reds across the 38th parallel A British plan for Ko reas poitical future is being pre pared for presentation to the UN general assembly Friday Bomb Escape Route Raked by allied fighter bomb ers red columns fled from Seoul toward the 38th parallel 35 miles north of the South Korean capital B29s were bombing the escape route ahead of the reds A spokesman at MacArthurs headquarters reported 1700 reds were killed 750 captured and 11 and cap tanks hit between Seoul Uijongbu to the north Inside the fireblackened ital U S marines and elements of the U S 7th division flushed out diehard reds from building to building Most of the rearguard reds appeared resigned to die fighting More than twothirds of the city was in allied hands American New price war in New Hampton between cafe and tavern owners against the grocers entered a bitter stage Thursday with a half page ad in the New Hampton Tribune signed by The Sport Shop Little Butchs Cafe Gleason Tavern Pinks Pantry and Millers Cafe The ad staled Thank Four of Our Leading Grocery Stores for Us We will continue to handle groceries as long as the grocery stores selling cigarets continue selling them in violation of the State Laws of Iowa Orders accepted for case lots on any item in the grocery line at cost or less by the below named merchants Ten per cent deposit required on all advance orders Orders will be filled in one week We can and will get you a case or a carload Invoices posted for your In spection grocers Whole owned by Vic The socalled 4 sale Food Bank Ganskc and R R Messersmith Corner Grocery owned by M R Ryder Park N Shop owned by Paul TcKippe and the Super ValU market owned by Howard Ferkins indicate that the whole thing has given them an increase in volume and the cafes and taverns have lost strength because last week they had 8 and this week only 5 The 3 who did not appear in this weeks advertisement vore the Hotel Tap room George Cooneys cafe and Louis Bouskas cafe Little Butchs cafe owned by V E Messersmith had a 20 ounce loaf of bread on sale for 9 cents and had another load come in Wednesday night Then his broth er R R Messersmith who is a partner in the Wholesale Foofl Bank with Vic Ganskc offered two slices of bread and a piece of ham for 5 cents about half of the wholesale cost SAME 396 Bliek traftle IB flags fluttered from newlywon government buildings ThreeQuarters Gone General Walker told correspon dents that if the offensive con tinues as planned more than threefourths of the red army will have been wiped out The com munist force that invaded the fledgling republic June 25 was estimated at some 150000 men The general said all red forces south of the PusanTaejoriSeoul highway winding diagonally from southeast Korea to the northwest will be annihilated Any possibil ity of organized red retreat from the south was doomed Tuesday by the linkup of armored columns from the Inchon and Pu san beachheads That line now is secure Walk er said Mass At Suwon General MacArthurs spokes man said a communist buidup was observed around Suwon in the northern corner of the huge allied trap He said that it had potentialites of being dangerous but added It is difficult to say at this time whether thoenerny 5iVithis buildup is prepared to fight or whether they are Justr trying to get out Chongju was captured by the 1st cavalry division in its 115 mile sweep from the old south east beachhead north of Taegu to the linkup with the 7th division south of Suwon The 3 South Ko reans reported the reds massa cred 200 civilians before fleeing from Chongju A fighting front no longer ex isted around the old beachhead where allied forces had withstood repeated assaults for two months Since pushing out from southeast Korea in mid September UN spearheads had raced 30 to 115 miles Sector Cleared MacArthurs spokesman said the last pocket of reds east of the Naktong river former allied western defense line was wiped out Wednesday This was in the U S 2nd division sector 14 miles southwest of Taegu Elsewhere In South Korea from Seoul to the southern coastal area the fighting was a patch work of scattered local actions No longer were the reds able to lash out with crack divisions Ives Wants Price Fix in a Hurry By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington Ives RNY declared Thursday the price situation is getting out of hand and he called on President Truman to set up control machin ery speedily I hate to see price control come Ives said but I think it must if there has been no marked improvement in the present pic ture by the 1st of the year And no appreciable improvement ap pears likely Ives told a reporter he figures it will take the government until at least Jan 1 to organize a price control agency which could oper ate on a big scale Fear Living Standard Drop A report from the federal re serve board meanwhile made it plain that the nations current tandard of living is due for a lowering The report pointed to the heart of the growing economic problem with a showing that 1 Although barely beginning to eel the impact of expanded de fense orders the nations industrial machine is pouring out goods and materials at a rate not far from that achieved at the height of the 2nd World war 2 Even so it hasnt managed to keep up with soaring business and consumer demands which less fill hat demand with a leftover ca lacity for defense foods produc ion Already the excess of demand over supply has produced addi ;