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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Mason City Stories Friday and Saturday Nights Until 9 Oclock VOL LVII Associated Press and United Prof Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CUT IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 This Paper Consists ol Two II A MOTHERS Mary Scarpati grasps Anthony as he Is led from Brooklyn courtroom Wednesday after being sentenced to 15 to 30 years in the May 12 teenage slaying in Brooklyns Pros pect park A moment later she collapsed and friends of young Scarpati started a disturbance in the court corridor protesting severity of sentence Use ABomb and Nationalist Troops Talle Tells Austin Washington Talle RIowa says he thinks the United Nations should authorize General MacArthur to use the atom bomb if necessary to achieve honorable peace in Ko rea The Iowa representative de clared this in an open letter Wed nesday to Warren Austin this countrys UN representative He also told Austin that he was being with letters from his constituents demanding that US withdrawn from Korea that this country re turn to extremely nationalistic policy in foreign affairs and in fact withdraw from the UN I believe the UN itself is largely responsible for this rising tide of unfavorable public opin ion he wrote He said he re ferred to the exceedingly dila tory manner in which the UN is acting in the crisis Stop this senseless waste of precious timeAct and act before it is too the vetoproof general assembly Talle said He told Austin the UN should authorize General MacArthur to use every weapon every man and every means available to achieve honorable peace Talle saidhe meant theuse of atomic weapons and of national ist Chinese troops and the bomb ing of communist China supply bases Letthe that the UN will not tolerate offenses against mankind will not com promise sacredprinciples willnot appease thebloodthirsty bullies in the family of nations he The lowan said he wrote be cause the very existence of the UN is at stake He added continuation of the present confusion ineptness weakness and futile gestures will inevitably result in the tragic dissolution of what I consider the greatest ex periment in international coop eration ever attempted by man Mass Meeting on Bond Issues Is Thursday Eve Mason City voters Thursday evening will have their last op portunity to acquaint themselves with the proposed school bond is sues before the election Monday The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a mass meeting hi the high school auditorium at 8 p m Members of the citizens central survey committee on Mason City schools will take part in a panel discussion of their recommenda tions to the school board They also will answer any questions from the audience it was stated We believe thatanyone voting against the bond issues will do so because of lack of understanding of the need and of the program said Mrs L W Swanson presi dent of the league sponsors We hope that they will take this op portunity to get information Leslie G Hawkins chairman of the central survey committee will as moderator Other panel members will be Mrs Rob Roy Cerney Mrs N Levinson Louis Kipper W H Rees Harold G Griffith James Griebling Walter B Rae Leo Sweesy Tom Teas Thor Jensen Members of the Mason City board also have been in vited to attend 1800 140C Please Help Build This Yule Tree HAT YOUSEE above strange as it may ap pear Gentle Reader is the base of a really lovely Cbrist mas tree YOU are going to help it grow its full height be tween now and the afternoon of Saturday Dec 23 when the 25th annual Christmas Cheer Fundwill come formally to itsclose As youllnote the goal for this years solicitation is Last year that was the goal but the amount realized in the campaign exceeded That is the ex pectation this year Your orsmall but we hope youll makeitas large as you be either brought to the GlobeGazette of fice or mailed address Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa And now for the first list of gifts to the fundinthe order they were received Mac Arthur Orders Stand North of Parallel 38 By RUSSELL BRINES Tokyo forces will try to stop the Chinese com munist drive in northwest Korea with a stand north of th 38th parallel in the broken hills and valleys below fallen Py pngyang This was announced Thursday by General MacArthurs spokesman in an unprecedented advance identification o allied positions He said United Nations forces are digging in along a line west from Koksan 58 miles north of parallel 38 to the vicinity of Chinnampo the Yellow seaport for Pyongyang This is a 70milewide area tha embraces the main highways and the railroad leading toward Seoul Giant Retreat For days allied forces have been hurrying across those roads in tti mammoth retreat lorced by th tide of thousands of Chinese com munists When Pyongyang was evacu ated allied field commanders said their troops were taking up de fensive positions south of the city They did not pinpoint them It had been expected that some sort of a stand would be made in North Korea if for no other rea son than to safeguard the contin uing withdrawal of the main al liedforces There has been yet no indication of any political decision that would make any difference whether the 1st fight occurred north or south of the 38 That mythical boundary MacArthur has said has not been any barrier to allied military ac tion But the best natural terrain for defense lies in the more rugged mountains crouching along the parallel itself The North Koreans jn their autumn retreat fought in some cases abandoned positions 25 miles deep on their side of the parallel These entrenchments remain and pre sumably could be reoccupied defensive works were dug by the South Koreans below IS during the uneasy peace pre ceding this conflict Sees Another Line A 2nd andY more formidable stand may be made in that area How effective the KoksanChin nampo line is intended to be has not been made clear It is appar ent howeverthat itwill not bea continuous defense position nor will it be solidly manned across its 70mile Dug in doughboys however could inflict heavy losses on thi Chinese and may be able to delaj their advance toward Seoul Their purpose evidently is to do Big Three Okays German Army Units London The 12 Atlantic pack deputies agreed Thursday on a plan to bring German troops into western armies de fending Europe The deputies asked for a meeting with the North Atlantic pacts military committee for the joint consideration of the polit icalmilitary aspects of the Ger man contribution It is expected that this meet ing will be held in the very near future the deputies said in a communique By JACK V FpiX London UR The Big 3 were rinally agreed Thursday to bring 150000 German fighting men into he armies that will defend west ern Europe out the Germans hemselves appeared to be op josed The agreement a compromise ivhich calls for German combat earns totaling onefifth of the At antic pact armies was completed early Thursday the French cabinet agreed to German recruit ng with the least possible de ay Now the real job begins A dev astated and beaten Germany must e persuaded to contribute men o an army under Gen Dwight D Usenhowerto oppose the 130 di isions which Russia has ready o roll into Europe The committee of deputies rep 12 countries will prob ably meet next week to lay its plan before the chiefs of staff of he Atlantic pact nations in Lon don Then the defense ministers will meet to give final approval The big 3 is now faced with one of the toughest horse trades in listofy The Germans who call he new French plan a step back want full equality in the nternational community as their irice for helping to defend Eu ope The allies will tell Germany she an expect relaxation of controls nly if she joins The precise form of the new Atlantic army is yet to be vorkedout But the reservations jisisted upon by the French al ow for no German minister of var no German general staff and fullsize German divisions Mason City Chapter D A R Elk Creek Elizabeth Circle Worth County Ruth Circle Bethany Church Ken sett Mason City Typographical Union No 40G A 1 llotchkin Fortnightly Club r B and Nanev Houston Tex Midland Club H Ebcc St B A Pharmacy Mr and Mrs Loran A Council of Social Agencies DoaLot Club t L F L W E Hall GlobeGazette Co FIRST DAYSTOTAL GOAL OF CAMPAIGN SUM YET NEEDED 500 300 1000 200 200 200 500 1000 2300 500 2rs 300 1500 1000 sroo Army Orders 500 New Medium Tanks Washington army had 500 improved medium tanks on order Thursday the 1st of the type to be purchased since the end of World war II The contract which will bring the average cost of each tank to was awarded to the American Locomotive com pany Schenectady N Y The firm built thousands of medium tanks during thelast war j Vishinsky Says nteryention by J S Is Threat Lake Success An drei Y Vishinsky toldthe United Nations Thursday the American ntervention in Korea is the crux f the 3rd World war and it must e halted to avert it The soviet foreign minister spoke efore the general assemblys 60 ation political in a igorous attempt to delay debate n a 6power demand for the vithdrawal of Chinese communist roops from Korea A few minutes before hespoke nother communistdelegate Vav o Hajdu of Czechoslovakia said ny demand for the Chinese reds withdraw would have only platonic a few days ecause of the rapid retreat of the JN forces He said peace is being served rather than endangered by the communist advances in Korea Vishinsky flatly rejected an ap peal by Faris El Khoury of Syria that he drop his opposition and let the committee get on with its debate on the ChinaKorea issue El Khoury had appealed that the peace of the world was involved in the Korean conflict and the committee should do something to allay world fears If you ask what should be done to avert a 3rd World war Vi shinsky said I say that what you are concocting will not avert it The American intervention in Ko rea is the crux of the 3rd World war and it must be halted to avert it French Delegate Jean Chauvel touched off the bitter procedural clash by demanding top priority for the 6power proposal for with drawal of the Chinese commu nists Vishinsky said his demand was most unprecedented He argued that the committee must continue with debate on Russias charges of American aggression against Formosa RIVER TRAFFIC UP Kcoknk With a total of 41SO604 tons up to Nov 30 this year the freight traffic on the Mississippi river at the locks here exceeds all previous records For the same period a year ago it was 3503146 tons thisthen fall back themselves if the too strong Is no indication yet that this will become the formidable wall that men in the field as well as those at home are looking for o stem thered waves Except action at Koksan against whatofficials say are red guerrillas thecommunists appar ently have riot yet encounted the new American positions The main body of the Chinese raveling afoot and fording rivers appears to be still working its way slowly southward of Pyong yang No one in the field doubts hat another red offensive will be made as soon as strength has been juilt up for it Withheld Story That raises the question of why he MacArthur spokesman identi ied American positions Corre pondents who knew about the new ine had withheld the story for se curity reasons since defensive po itions ordinarily are not located until the enemy maxes contact The spokesman may have been speaking for the of Peip ngs officials who still have be ore them an international appeal o pledge they will stop at 38 He may also have been speak ing for the benefit of allied troops and the people abroad who have awaited an end to discouraging retreat In any case he didnt promise hat the KoksanChinnampo line would end the war or even stop he Chinese It means only that in the west he withdrawing allies have been ble to pull out in sufficient order 6 Chinese Divisions Bar Marine Escape From Trap Corps in Toughest Survival Pi Trapped Men Battle Way to Koto By CHARLES MOORE On Northeast Front Korea UR boys are having a helluva fight We didnt know how to withdraw What we taught our men is how to attack That was Lt Col Fred Dowset of Annapolis Md operations of ficer of the U S 7th marine regi ment speaking His battered regiment is one of 3 of the 1st marine division trying to break out of communist encirclement in the snowcovered mountains of northeast Korea The battle to reach the east coast for a probable Dunkerque evacuation was shaping up as one of the toughest in the history of the heroic corpsThe marines are fighting for survival Have Great Support Fifteen thousand men of the 5th and 7th marine regiments Brit ish marine commandos and two U S 7th division regiments be Morines Attack in Another Direction On Northeast Front Korea O P Smith commander of the IT S 1st marine said Thursday that his leathernecks fighting their south out of commu nist encirclement arent retreat Inr Retreat hell he exclaimed We are just attacking in a dif ferent direction gan their fighting withdrawal thecommunist lines from Hagaru at the southern tip of the Chosin reservoir at dawn Wed nesday They were supported by the greatest concentration of artillery ver to work with the marines and ay a solid canopy of bullets bombs and rockets from marine navy and air force planes Under constant attack the col umn fought its way through a valley of fire to the plateauat Soto 2 miles to the south There he Yanks linked up with the 1st marine divisions 1st regiment of nearly 5000 men 6 Red Divisions At dawn Thursday the com bined forces struck south against or more Chinese divisionsstill jarring the road to the coast 35 miles away Ahead lay some of the most dif icult fightingterrain world There were iceglazed mountains AP Wirephoto ALLIES FORM LINE IN NORTH troops rallied Thursday behind a new defense line running from the port of Chinnampo in an arc to Koksan jagged In the northeast American troops began arriving at trapped Koto after fighting out of another entrapment at Hagaru They still face heavyenemy troop con centrations along the only escape road to the Hamhung Hungnam area broken Attempt to open the road by troops from Hamhung was stopped at Majon canyonfilled valleys and rush ing streams There were caves vhere thousands of enemy troops could hide from ground and air observation until they chose to attack In their advance north the Americans had handcarved roads or then vehicles over the night marish country No one knew vhether they still existed Ifthey dont the leathernecks will have no choice but to abandon their trucks tanks and other heavy equipment Still Cocky But the marines were cocky as iver undaunted by the fightful odds the killing cold the terrible so that they can stand and fight csualties and lack of time either to sleep or eat They even wrote a song about it to the tune of Bless Them All It goes like this Those slanteyed Chink soldiers struck Hagaru And now we know the meaning of Conviction of Hiss Upheld New York of Alger Hiss former high state de partment official on a charge of erjitry was unanimously upheld Thursday by the U S circuit court of appeals The lanky 46yearold Hiss was onvicted last January of lying when he denied slipping govern ment secrets to Whittaker Cham bers courier for a prewar soviet py ring Hiss was sentenced to 5 years n prison but has been free S10000 bail pending appeal in SAME flif means 24 htirt USMC But were saying them all Goodbye to As home through the mountains we crawl The snow is tail deep to a man in a jeep But whos got a jeep Bless them all Almost Enough Slogging south under fire a young intelligence captain with a twinkle in his brown eyes put it this way almost enough Chinese in these hills to make it a good fight Maj Gen O P Smith com mander of the 1st marine division said the Chinese trying to smash the retreat were the toughest yet encountered by the leathernecks We know we have killed thou sands of them on the ground he said but theyre determined and they keep after us We can iden tify 6 divisions around here What would cause concern would be fresh divisions thrown in against us Blond Dies in Apartment of Diplomat By ROBERT T LOTJGHRAN U P Staff Correspondent Chicago UR A beautiful strawberry blond died Thursday n the apartment of the Danish viceconsul to Chicago Jorn Ahlers in a lifeordeath test to determine whether he loved her The blond Mrs Marian Her en 27 took an overdose of sleep ing tablets in Ahlers absence and eft a note giving1 him the choice if whether to call a doctor when ie found her But she he called a doctor and had her re vived to life she would expect him to marry her If he did not call a let her die she said she would forgive him love him anyway in the hereafter Divorce Pending Mrs Herben had a divorce suit pending against her husband Erwin whom she referred to in note as Herby and said she still loved him in myown way despite their estrangementShe was employed as a department store clerk Ahlers 32 is a bachelor He has been assigned to the consulate here for several years Police said they had established definitely that Mrs Herben died by her own hand although it couldnt be called a clearcut case of and Herben were released after giving state ments Ahlers found Mrs Herben un conscious on a couch in his 8th floor suite in a swank apartment hotel when he returned from an evening out with Rosemary Carl son He had left Miss Carlson at her home in suburban Kenil worth Pulmotor Fails A pulmotorsquad attempted to revive Mrs Herben but she died in the apartment In her rambling 600word note Mrs Herben told of her love for Ahlers who said he had dated her since they met at a party a year ago She expressed jealousy of Rosemary and a woman called Taffy and said you call a doctor expect that the reason Blockade of China Coast Is Considered Washington Tru man and Piime Minister Attlee Thursday were reported seriously consideringa blockade of the red China coast if United Nations troops are long beleaguered or are driven out of Korea The proposal was described by diplomaticinformants as one of several ways considered for deal ing with the Chinese communist aggression depending on what actually happens in the Korean Hghting Negotiation of a settlement is another possible way and the president and prime minister are ready to consider any Chinese peace move provided it does not involve appeasement In general it appears that Mr Truman and his advisers are tak ing a much tougher line than Attlee on the far east both as to possible negotiations or as to putting direct pressure on the Chinese reds outside Korea Informed officials said that Secretary of State Acheson put forward the blockade proposal at the secret TrumanAttlee meet ings which are now ir the4th day calling me back to life I will you are Is because you dont want to leave it that you want me to be a part of your life that you want to marry me If you dont call a doctor Ill know And Ill understand And just as in life I loved you in spite your faults so if I die I guess I will still continue to love you Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with snow flurries Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night 25 High Friday 28 Iowa Light snow Thursday night and Friday Slowly moderating temperatures west and south Low Thursday night 10 to 15 except about 25 in extreme northeast High Friday 15 to 20 southwest 20 to 30 northeast Southwesterly to northwesterly winds 1520 MPH Friday Fur ther outlook Light snow prob ably continuing Saturday with little change in temperature Low Saturday morning 13 to 18 above High Saturday 20 to 25 Minnesota Snow Thursday night and Friday warmer northwest portion Low Thursday night 5 10 northwest 2530 southeast and extreme east High Friday 1520 northwest 3035 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 28 Minimum 2 At 8 a m 28 Precipitation 26 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 22 I Reds Attack New Defense Line in South FROM WIRE SERVICES Allied troops braced on a new hill defense line 25 miles south of fallen Pyongyang1 Thursday for a stand against steadily advancing vanguards of a millionman Chinese red expeditionary force The line stretched inland 70 miles in northwest Korea from the Yellow sea It was a defense in depth on com manding heights and not a solid line Still Fighting The U S 8th army with its longhand bitter retreat at a halt was greatly outnum bered and hard hit but still was a unified fighting force The Chinese armies in front of it were estimated at 100 000 men with up to 80000 combat reserves behind those reds and hundreds of thou sands more in Korea or mov ing up from The 8th army force on the defense line is something less than the aip00ft Gen had when he was re treat late in November v On the other side of Korea 20000 encircled American marines and army infantry men struck south from Koto against 6 Chinese divisions in the 2nd stage of a fighting retreat toward the east coast 35 miles away Warships Await Yanks Ahead lay steep ice glazed mountains snowchoked valleys hairpmcurved roads and rushing streams Fanatic Chinese troops attacked t h e retreating from all 4 sides A huge armada of assault trans ports and warships was waiting off the coast to embark the be leaguered marines and other 10th corps units in a Dunkerqufrlike evacuation The Chinese communist attack on the 8th armys new defense positions southeast of Pyongyang was announced by a spokesman for the U S 1st corps Two Chinese companies launch ed the attack and the asault force was followed by a large column of troops that could exploit this 1st important battle in the west since the UN retreat from Pyongyang Information Lacking The 1st corps spokescman said he did not have sufficient infor mation to tell whetherthis of a drive But itwas noted that theChinese attacked South Korean troops on this occasion just asthey did in knocking the 1st big hole in the allied line north of Pyongyang The collapse of the South Ko rean 2nd corps two weeks ago changed the whole course of the war The new frontal attack coincided with comunist thrusts down both flanks of the 8th army Flanks Attacked On the west coast a strong col umn drove south between the 8th army and the Yellow sea It swept across the mouth of the Taedong river at Chinnampo 25 miles southwest of Pyongyang and pushed on another 17 miles to the south The 1st corps spokesman said measures had been taken to meet the threat south ofChin nampo He didnot elaboratebut it was reported earlier that South Korean troops had moved into the area and killed 50 North Korean guerrillas BULLETINS VOTES RENT CONTROL Washington senate voted Thursday to keep federal rent controls in force for 6i days after the end of this year The vote was 55 to 28 Pending In the house is a bill to continue them for the 1st 90 days of 1951 or until March 31 London UR The Daily official Chinese cwnmH nist newspaper called m North Korean agd Chinae Thursday to cttttlflie their lack on United Nattera until the ;