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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for UM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION NIWSPAPIHTHAT MAKES A L L N O K T H I 0 W A N I NilGMIOKS VOL LVI1 Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON Cm IOWA TUESDAV AIKIL 17 1951 Tills Paper Consists ol Two One British Sub Vanishes With 75 on Board Portsmouth England UP royal navy submarine Affray with at least 75 men aboard vanished without a trace Tuesday after a dive in the English Channel Helicopters airplanes and two Amer ican searching a stretch of sea 75 miles long and 25 miles wide along the south channel coast of England for the 1600ton submarine which has Schnorkel breath apparatus and escape devices Navy officers refused to speculate on how long the crew might stay alive if the Affray remains under water Ves sels equipped with her breathing apparatus can stay submerged for or even months so long as they are undamaged and their breathing tubes remain above wa ter The radio code signal Sub imash navys which alerts the submarine rescue Leo Elthon Lyhes Cited for Service chinery was flashed to all stations soon after the Affray Jailed to surface as scheduled Tuesday morning The Affray went into her dive about 25 miles south of the Isle of Wight Monday night She was due to reappear about 20 miles southeast of the starting point This is a small cape jutting into the channel near Devonport which is riearly 100 miles west of here Submarines of the Affray class carry a normal crew of 60 But a royal DCS Moines Two North lowans ma in the state legislature were pre sented certificates for distin guished public service Monday night at a joint press and radio banquet in Des Moines Some 300 Iowa senators and representatives their wives and guests heard the legislators worked over in song and story On the griddle were recent events like the antifreeze debate and demands for an investigation of the state liquor commission But William S Lynes RWav house speaker and Leo El than senate floor the missing submarine had least 75 men aboard at President Cancels Talk to Editors Washinton Tru man cancelled plans to address the American Society of News paper Editors Thursday in order not to interfere with Gen Doug las The white house announced Mr Truman asked the editors to relieve him of his commitment to It said Dwfght Young dent of the kindly consented Young Is editor of the Dayton Journal Herald Presidential Secretary Joseph Short in1 making the announce ment also told reporters that President Trumans assignment of his army aide Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan to meet MacArthur upon his arrivalhere Thursday spokesman for the said leader received their certificates on a serious note Lynes certificate said Your good humor in the chair has helped lighten many a tense moment Strong republican that you are you have acted consist ently in the interest of Iowa rath er than for partisan welfare Painstaking Job You did a painstaking job of appointing the best qualified men to committee chairmanships re gardless of whether they were for you or against you in the pre legislative speakershiprace Your committee appointments were outstandingly fair and gave just consideration to all the groups vitally interested in actions of the state legislature Lynes 57 is serving his 3rd term in the Iowa house He is a farm operator and drainage en gineer Religion Supported Elthons citation said It is characteristic of him tha in this session of the legislature his personal objectives have been in support of tolerance and re ligion He has been the archi tect of far more bills than he has sponsored The press and the senatehon r him not for bis news making bilities but for his wholly per onal traits of faithfulness indus y understanding and frank ass Elthon also was praised for never tryingto connect his name vith worldshaking bills or at empting to stir the galleries with howy oratory AP Vircphoto OLE MISS ON from the Mississippi river climbing toward a record set in 1881 surged over this residential section of Prairie dii Chien Wis Mon day covering about onethird of the city This aerial photograph faces southwest to ward the river opposite McGregor Iowa Republicans Fight for Equal Seats Foreign Policy Probe Hits Snag By JACK BELL Washington repub licans asking equal representation for their party Tuesday proposed creation of a special 24member senatehouse committee to in vestigate far eastern policy They promptly ran into demo cratic opposition Senator Rus sell DGa told the senate the armed services committee which he heads and the senate foreign relations committee are already moving jointly to make an inquiry into foreign and military policy He said they would cover the same ground follows the procedure usual custom and Short said that Vaughan repre sented Mr Truman when Gen Dwight D Eisenhower returned from Europe in 1945 Short said that there had been a scattering protest against Mr Trumans sending Vaughan in itead of going himself VOTE OF CONFIDENCE The Daugh ters of the American Revolution gave Gen Douglas MacArthur a vote of confidence Tuesday rAII About I l ew KILL WITH KINDNESS STARTS TODAY One of Fred Dick ensons SpineTing ling New Murder a Newspaper Serial Mystery Writer Fred Dick enson Unfolds the Exciting Story of a MuchMarried a Murder To Detective Mack McGann Falls the Task of Finding a Slayer and Youll Want to Be Right With Him From the First Installment to the Last READ KILL EM WITH KINDNESS SAME 129 past SI the WEATHER f ason City Fair and much warm er Tuesdaynight Low Tuesday night 32 to 35 Wednesday most ly cloudy and mild with high 50 to 55 owa Considerable cloudiness anc warmer Tuesday riight and Wednesday Low Tuesday nigh 30 to 36 northeast 35 to f 4 southwest High Wednesday 5 to 65 except 45 to 55 alon northern border Southerlj winds 2030 M P H entir state Wednesday Further Out look Showers Wednesday nigh or Thursday light arid scatters in west Colder Thursday Fri day partly cloudy and cold wit possible snow showers east Minnesota Mostly cloudy ligh rain or snow extreme northwes Tuesday night and in north an centralportions Wednesday No so cold Tuesday night excep little change in temperature ex treme northwest warmer south east Wednesday Low Tuesda night ranging from 2025 i northeast to 35 in extrem southwest High Wednesday 35 40 north 4050 along souther border GlobeGazette weather statistic for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 38 Minimum 23 At 8 a m 33 Postponement Russell also announced post ionement of Wednesdays sched uled start of an inquiry by the armed services committee only Secretary of Defense Marshal to have been the leadoff vitness He said the postponement is de ligned to give his and he foreign relations committee leaded by Senator Connolly D Texas time to work out plans for oint hearings Russell raised his objections im mediately after SenatorFerguson RMich introduced aresolution or a special senatehouse com mittee This idea had received ormal endorsement from the G O P policy committee at a fore noon meeting Complete Probe The resolution calls for a com plete evaluation of the United States policies in the far east and heir relation to the foreign and military policies of the United States as a whole Senate democratic leaders have agreed there should be an airing of thepolicy differences behind Resident Trumans firing of Gen Douglas MacArthur from his far eastern cornmands Howeveiy the republicans pro posed equal party representation on the suggested 12 democrats and 12 republicans The democrats could be expected to insist that asthe majority party they should have majority representation on any inquiry Mississippi Swollen to High Level St Paul Minn river communities in southeastern Minnesota are getting their worst flooding in 70 years The river crested at 197 feet in St Paul Monday since the South St Paul stockyards were flooded out of operation for the first time since Iheir opening Several packing plants also shut dowri Huge ice cakes boosted along by he rushing current Monday fore out a 480 foot section of wooden restle and pontoon bridge at Reads Landing 75 miles south of St Paul Wrecking of the span forced rerouting of a Milwaukee road branch line serving Minne sota and Wisconsin Night and day shifts of trucks and bulldozers hauling and placing rock were strengthening dikes at Winona industrial center of more than 25000 population 125 miles down the Mississippi The basements dozen Wi npna industrial pjants were inun dated as the stream crept to a record 16 9 stage A score of fam ilies were driven out and prepara tions were ready to evacuate others when the crest hits ex pected Wednesday night or Thurs day Other river cities group Full Airing Taft said it ought to be pointed at a full airing of the Truman ad ministrations world policies and notbejust a limited inquiry into the reasonsfor MacArthurs dis charge as Pacific commander Senator McFarland of Arizona the democratic leader said he doesnt care liow the investigation is made just so the people get the But Senators McMahon D Kerr DOkla and Gil lette DIowa took another tack They made it clear democratic de fense of the presidents policies is likely to take the form of an at tack on the republican advocacy of MacArthurs theory that the vital fight against communism is in Asia rather than Europe PINBAIT DRIVE Des Moines Attor ney Clyde E Herring said pro ceedings to condemn and destroy 76 oneball machines seized in mass raids here will be started immediately Lake City Red Wing and Waba sha built on somewhat higher ground than Winona reported numerous families driven from lowlying homes Telephones were still operating in the area although in some spots the crossbars carry ing wires wereless than a foot out of water Engineers predicted that be cause of the high continuing to sweep in from the Minnesota river the 192 crest would hold here for several days North Man kato where the Minnesota floodec out 5000 persons April 8 was stil a deserted community although the water level was reported down 6 inches Monday night Engineers Set to Fight Floods By UNITED PRESS Coast guardsmen army engi neers and civic officials got ready Tuesday to battle imminent floods n hundreds of Iowa communities along the great Mississippi river Forecasters predicted the high est crests in 70 years would roll down the river from Minnesota where thousands were driven from their homes Intense preparation were under way in the Quadcity area of Davenport East Moline Rock Island and Moline 111An emer gency meeting was called at Day snport by Lieut CoK George Fin ley commanding officer of the Rock Island engineer district Similar meetings were held at Muscatine and Clinton Levees at Muscatine were be ing patrolled around the clock A levee commission said the Louisa Muscatine levee would have to be raised two feet in order to with stand the predicted crest A crest of feet was pre dicted at Clinton where all of Beaver Island was expected to gc under water Water already had MacArthur Policy Would Jeopardize Peace Bradley Says MacArthur Heads for Frisco Celebration ByFRANKHKING Honolulu MacArthur leaves the flower scented hospitality of on his stern mission to challenge in congress the views of the president who fired him over war policy His sleek plane the Bataan took off from Honolulu In ternational airport at p m C S T enroute to San Francisco and Washington The Bataan should arrive at San Francisco International Allies Begin Battle for Huge Dam Reds Battered by Artillery By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo ripped into communist forcesonKoreas east central front Tuesday in the swelling battle forthe huge Hwa chon dam The reds manmade smoke screen beganto lift late Tuesday afternoon UN warplanes roared jito action with jellied gasoline Dombs rockets and machineguns On thegroundallied infantry men battered thereds with artil lery and rifle fire Thousands Mass Thousands of combat ready communist soldiers were massed in thehillsnorth of the dam The allied attack was aimed to keep them offbalance and block their longexpected spring i Rigid new censorship regula tions issued by lit Gen Matthew B Ridgway new allied supreme commander banned all references to the exact size and location of Chinese and red Korean forces On the Western front UN troops maintained their pressure southof Chorwon The town 17 miles north ofthe border was destroyed by artillery and air attacks earlier this month It is still an important Chinese base and road junction yonchqn on road leading northwest to Chorwon was aban doned by the reds The allieshold high ground on all sides of Yoh chon but had hot entered the town itself Locomotives Destroyed Activity on the east and west coasts was limitedto patrol ac tions A Divebombing UST80Shoot ing Star jets struck communist rail facilities Tuesday for the 3rd straight day Pilots reported 5 locomotives and 37 rail cars des troyed The reds lighted forest fires and smudge pots in an efforttohide their ground movements from the prying eyes of allied pilots They used the same trick last Novem berjust before they opened their drive down the heart of the penin sula The new field commander of the U S 8th army in Korea Lt ren James A Van Fleet visitec lis troops Tuesday on the western front He told AP Correspondent Jim Becker earlier that his UN forces e ready and able to contain iny communist thrust airport about 10p m CST After ail overnight rest in San Francisco and cere monies there morn ing MacArthur will depart for Washington and his appearance Thursday before a joint session of congress The 5star general and hero of 3 wars got a foretaste here Mon day of the applause but none pi the acrimony that awaits him in Washington Spontaneous The spontaneous outburst of ac this startingpoint of the Pacific war which MacArthur fought from beginning to presaged pageantry and public demonstrations planned for him in San Francisco Washington and New York But there wasno note of the antagonism that has and the noncommunist world over his views He urged that the allies should bomb Chinese com munist bases in Manchuria and use Chinese nationalist troops against the reds to end the Korean war MacArthurs Hawaiian welcome with a full measure of the raditional island friendship was shorn acclai begun seeping into some Clinton residential basements The river was expected to con tinue rising for most of next week Divorced Mother Slays Children Ccntcrvillc 32yearold divorced mother visiting in the home of her former husband killed her two small children Tuesday and slashed her throat in attempted suicide because I cant go on this way police re ported Police Chief Ike W Middleton said Mrs Eloise Scarlett 32 shot her son Harry Jr 7 with a 32 caliber pistol and crushed the skull of her daughter Doris 9 as the children lay sleeping Then she slashed her own wrists and her throat Middle ton said The husband wasnt at home He walked in from his told him that she didnt know why she killed her children ex cept that I just cant go on this night shift job and found her and way any longer the kids lying on beds She was unconscious from loss of blood Middleton said Mrs Scarlett and her husband about 34 wore divorced last November and he was awarded custody of the chil dren She lived with her parents at Batavia and was permitted to visit her children under court or der Middleton said Mrs Scarlett up of press and newsreel camera men during Gen Douglas Mac Arthurs landing at Hickam ail base Monday Several photographers includ ng Life magazines Carl Mydans said they were manhandled by ail orce police Radford said in a memorandum to the press that the difficulties were primarily caused by thi number of photographers whi were on In the restricted space avail Bataan plane came much closer to the re ception party than had been ex was not possible for al to get a satisfactory position11 Radford said As a consequence of individu al efforts to do so the line estab lished by air police was partially broken i It is one of those incidents which is regrettable and might have been foreseen but was not General Is Against China Fight Chief Backs Up Trumans Stand Chicago IP Gen Omar N Bradley 5star peerof Gen Douglas MacArthur Tuesday de clared Asia military policies advo catedby the deposed commander would jeopardize world Bradley was the first of the lomecoming g e n e r a 1s 5star brothers in rank to speak outpub licly against the theory of ing the war to dent Truman dismissed MacAr thur last week Bradley did not meiition MacArthurs Last years quick United Na tions actionin Korea Bradleyde claredjmay have stayed the kreni lins hand as it was about to vpre cipitate World war HI Iowa Labor i of partisanship itjwaf jthfe given V conquering herOJ MacArthur smiled and waved in response to the shouts1 of the crowds He shook a childs hand He chatted with an who had f oughjt with himon Bataan He received an Honorary degree of doctor of laws from the Univer sity of Hawaii n an ampitheater jammedvlwith 5000 He rieard the university president ac claim him one of the greatest Americans of all times Places Wreath He stopped at Punchbowl a na tional cemetery in the extinct crater of a volcano overlooking Honolulu and Pearl Harbor He placed a wreath of orchids at the base of a flagpole in honor of 13 000 World War II dead buried there Some of the neat white rows of crosses marked the last resting place of men who perished in the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941 After standing rigidly at salute for a minue MacArthur turned to correspondents pointed at row on row of crosses and said I know the glory of their death After San Franciscos reception for him Wednesday the general was expected to fly nonstop to Washington Arrival time in Wash ington was estimated at a m C S Thursday Admiral Regrets Roughing of Press Honolulu Hawaii UR Ad miral Arthur W Radford com mander of the Pacific fleet has expressed regret for the roughing j J fv legislature Des Moines labor spokesmen have issued statements criticizing the Iowa legislature which Monday voted 5143 to block a move to place the labor sponsored union shop1 bill on the calendar A majority of the republican house members voted to keep the bill in sifting committee where it will die The bill would amend a 1947 act which makes it unneces sary for a worker to belongto a union in order to hold his job During Mondays house debate Rep Henry Stevens RScranton said labor forces were stupid in waiting until the session was al most over in their attempt to action on the union shop bill Iowa labor spokesmen said re publican leaders had advised them to wait until the senate labor committee brought out a union shop bill The senate labor committee did not act however and labor bills finally were introduced by indi vidual legislators If we were stupid it was be cause wetrusted the republican party to bring out anything said Ken Everhart secretary of the Iowa state C I O council The lowaG O P platform last year carried a plank approving the union shop in principle A A Coach state A F L pres ident issued a statement similar to Everharts He said If there was any stupidity it was in trust ing to the republican party lead Life bjs been miserable for me he quoted her as saying Its been nothing but miser since they took my babies from me Mrs Scarlett was taken to St Josephs hospital where she was reported in fair condition She was being treated for cuts on the wrists and the throat AP Wircphoto MACARTHUR HONORS WAR Douglas MacArthuv lays a wreath at the foot of a monument in Punchbowl National cemetery in Honolulu T HMonday as he pays tribute to the men who died in World war IT many of them under his command Walking up the stepsis Admiral Arthur W Radford Pacific commander 1 Administration Defended Bradley roundly the presidents stand thurs ideas ministrations policy of limiting he war in Korea As chairman of 1he joint chiefs of staff Brad ey has a large part in policy making In a speech preparedlor deliv iry to the National Association of I rladio and Televisionbroadcasters Bradley also declared I The Korean war underpres ent conditionsmay be headedto ii ward a stalemate but it can be J wrought to an honorable conclu sion 2 3 not pay for peaceBsSppeasinent of air to date has not JTN bombing of them 5 Action against aggression1 in Korea upset communistplans in Asia at least temporarily prevent ing in Indochina and perhaps saving Thailand and For mosa 6 Any attempt to settle the world crisis by an perhaps accompanied by a threat to bonib militarily im practicable and might backlash Some Agreement In places Bradleys viewpoint on the situation was the same as MacArthurs He disagreed on what to do about it Bradley made it plain that I v have no intention of entering the foreign policy field or evenurg ing a particular policy in the con duct of foreign affairs Conduct ol foreign affairs is a civilian respon sibility i But he added Ja soldier can often see the lay man might overlook Itis funda mental that our foreign policy must be based upon our military capabilities to back it up Bradley t agreed with MacAr thurs recently expressed view that the war in Korea may be headed for a stalemate The joint chiefs chairman declared There is noearly end in sight to the Korean war under present conditions As far as we can see now there is nothing transitory nothing temporary about the com munists determination to drive us out of Koreanand if possible to destroy our forces completely Answers Letter MacArthur recommended in a series of statements and a letter to Rep Joseph Martin house republican leader that the solu tion is to use Chinese nationalist forces on Formosa to carry the to the mainlandand to bomb Manchurian bases Bradley said recommended course of action which would enlarge the present war is contrary to our best interests and by jeopardiz ing world peace ultimately would threaten our security We will not provoke war against anyone we will not wage a socalled preventive war even against an archenemy for this certainly destroys peace Our military action in Korea is closely related to our North Atlantic treaty efforts in Europe in collective action we mul tiply our defensive strength Because we are intent on pre venting World war III we are not making moves that might lead to enlargement of the pres ent conflict Our govern ment is cautious in every decision that might prolong this conflict It has been difficult for in the field to refrain from at tacking the air bases in Manchu ria However communist air in tervention has not been a factor in the ground or air action to date As we carry out these actions even though it could possibly re ;