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North Iowa's Doily Newspaper Edited tor Ih* Horn* CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE T H I N I W S P A r C R T H A T M A K I S A L L N 0 R T H I 0 W A N S N E I G H B 0 R S" , HOME s EDITION -. L\ Preu ud UnlUd PrtM Full L«»M Wlrti Flv« Cents a Copy) Allied Fighter-Bombers Hammer Red Supplies MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST II, 1?5I This Piper C'oniiitu ol Two Section*--Section One N*. 271 PROFILE OF CANDIDATES-- As both political parties swung into the main drive for 'the presidency, the candidate's were both in there swinging -- one for votes, the other at wood. General Dwight Eisenhower (left) flashed his famous smile and waved at the crowd when he arrived in Boise, Idaho, for a major speech. Gov. Adlai Stevenson (right) was doing a different kind of work. He was chopping wood at Appleton, Wis-, where he is vacationing for R few days. The Illinois governor is staying at the summer home of a friend. Truman Knows of No Mess in Washington WASHINGTON I/O -- President Truman said Thursday there ought to be some new blood in the Democratic Party but he knows of no mess in Washington. At a news conference with the accent on politics, Truman said he had no comment on the way the Democratic candidates, Gov. Adlai .Stevenson* and Sen. John Sparkmah, have started their campaign. He said too that: .··;· .'... ,., ,..· He doesn't haye . io read- what the opposition says -- he knows ahead of time what it is going to say and it's all wrong. Knows More He thinks · he knows more about the government than anyone in the United States. Certainly Stevenson can have the advantage oE · the good research which fortified his own campaign speeches in 1948. Stevenson can have all the information he wants --and so can Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican presidential nominee. Truman said he will give them the truth and if they want to use it, it's up to them. While the Democratic Party can stand some new blood, that doesn't mean we are going back on what the Democratic Party has done in the last 20 years. There was no comment on Sparkman's statement that the recent steel strike had been mishandled. Nor did the President wish' to go into any detail on the incidents involving daughter 'Margaret, Se cret Service papers. and Swedish news- Meeting On another international matter, Truman had nothing to say about the calling of a new Communist Party Congress in Moscow, sizing it up as hone of his business. At one point, he took a swipe at the Saturday Evening Post, say- Ing it is always wrong. That was in response to an inquiry whether he intends to answer an article in the magazine that said he gave the country false information about a grain shortage. Correspondence Another line of questioning ccn tcred on an exchange of correspondence between Gov. Stevenson and a Portland newspaper editor which referred to "the mess in Washington." Truman said he had no comment because he knew nothing of any mess. A reporter noted that Stevenson has said something "to the effect that he wants to bring a refrcshen- ing of years." what's gone on for 20 rt was then that Truman spoke of infusing new blood into the Democratic Party while declaring there will be no turning back on what the party has done for 20 years. DEFIES SUBPOENA NEW YORK UP--Mystery Man Henry Grunewald again defied a |*leral suhpoena Wednesday, risk- fng a possible jail sentence. Top Justice Official Prime Probe Target Say More Aides Will 0e Ousted WASHINGTON Ml--A top Justice Department official was reported Thursday lo be a prime target of House investigators in hearings starting next Tuesday. , Rep. Chelf (D-Ky), chairman of the special judiciary sub-committee investigating the department, declined to identify the official beyond saying he is still in the department. Most Have Resigned Most of the top assistants to former Atty. Gen. J. Howard Mc- Gralh have resigned or have been given new dulies in a department shakeup instituted by McGrath's successor, James P. McGranery. Chelf gave no indication of the nature of the committee's case, bul said there would be some "surprising revelations." Committee sources say the shuf fie is not yet completed, and predict that others in the department will go. Lateit to Go One of Ihe latest to go was James A. Mullally, 52, long-lime lawyer in the department's Criminal Division, who was suspended late Wednesday pending an investigation of his "outside- activities." Mullally recently had been assigned to Ihe division's racket unit which has been correlating reports from special grand juries assignee to racket investigations around the country. McGranery declined to elaborate on the reasons for his suspension. 350 Tons Dumped on Red Capital SEOUL, Korea WV-U. N. B-29 Superforts, B-2Gs and fighter bombers !eft Communist factories, stockpiles and troop installations in flames Thursday in two massive raids over Northwest Korea. Thirty-eight Okinawa - based B- 29s Wednesday night and early Thursday hurled 350 tons of bombs on Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, after civilians were warned to get out. The Air Force said the bombers rubbled 400 acres of troop, supply and industrial areas and left huge fires burning at opposite ends of the city in the four-hour strike. All 38 planes returned despite anti-aircraft fire and fighter opposition. 100 Planes More than 100 B-2Gs and fighter Dombers followed with a daylight aombing of a giant cement plant at Osu, about 50 miles south of Pyongyang. Returning pilots . esli mated they destroyed 63 buildings and damaged 29 others. The Osu raid was the third big allied bombing of Communist targets in two days. The Air Force said 59 buildings were destroyed Wednesday in a 200-plane Navy and Air Force smash at the Red Duild-up area near Namyang, 25 miles northwest of Pyongyang. Great clouds of cement dust arose at Osu as the planes bombed structures used for making the concrete of Red military installations. Smaller Raids In smaller raids Thursday, the U. S. Marines said their fliers de mollshed 10 maintenance buildings at a vehicle park 20 mile's north o Yonafi and 17 barracks-type struc tures near Namchonjbm--both in Northwest Korea. Swift U. S. Air Force Sabre Jets destroyed three Co'm'Minist MIG 15s and damaged two more in dog fights over Northwest K o r e a Wednesday. Ground action was extremcl} light Wednesday and early Thurs day. Fear 30 Soldiers Drown in Raging River in Korea SEOUL un--Thirty U.S. soldiers on a training exercise Thursday were feared drowned by a wall of water which engulfed them sud denly as they crossed a South Korean river. Bodies of only 12 of the 45th Infantry Division men lost in last Monday's tragedy have been re- c o v e r e d, a division spokesman said. Dredges and grappling hooks swept the unidentified river for the other 18 missing men. One body was found 68 miles downstream. The 30 included one officer and 29 enlisted men. Rain from a typhoon which lashed Okinawa and Korea Icashct the crushing nine-foot wall of water in the normally knee-deep river. The men, part of one platoon were trapped on a sandbar as they started to ford the river. Youth Killed in Car-Truck Crash KNOXVILLE WV-A car carrying three boys was crushed by a semi trailer truck Wednesday night killing Keith Robuck, 18, of Dallas and injuring the other two youths. Authorilies said the car in which the three boys were traveling careened in front of the truck after side-swiping a car which they were passing. John Burnett, 36, Knoxville, was hospilalized wilh serious injuries and Joe Bledsoe, 16, Knoxville, was severely cut. Wind, Rainstorm Hits State Fair, One Man Killed SEDALIA, Mo. UV-A wind am rainstorm swept the Missouri State Fair grounds Thursday killing one person, injuring 12 and causing extensive damage. The winds destroyed f e r r i s wheels and other carnival rides and wrecked buildings. The storm came d u r i n g the early morning hours when the fair was not in operation. Storms also caused damage in olher parls of Ihe state. At Clarence, in Northeast Mis souri, a dozen houses were dam aged and carnival tents, put up for a town celebration, blown down. A severe thunderstorm alsc hit St. Louis. There was no official cstimat of damage at the Missouri State Fair, but officials indicated i might exceed $500,000. The dead man was identified a Harry Pyle, Kalama/oo, Mich., a concessionaire. 1 ' ; ,; ' AI 1 WlrcjHiolo ON WAY TO FACE GRAND JURY--Pat Ward, 19-yeai-- old witness in New York's growing vice probe, .smiles from the elevator in the district attorncy'H office oh her way to testify before a grand jury. Miss Ward,, lias,frequently- been named as the "mystery girl" whose frustrated romance with oleomargarine heir Minot Jelke caused her to put the finger on him in the probe's first big-name break. Cost of Living Soars to Another All-Time Record WASIIINGTON (/PI--The cost of living as measured by the government reached a new record Thursday, bringing a 3-cen lourly pay hike to more than one million auto -workers. The newest consumer's price index, reflecting the coat o food, clothing, shelter and other consumer items as of July 15, moved to 190.8 per cent of the 1935-1939 average. 1.2 Points Higher It was 1.2 points h i g h e r . t h a n he June index and 5 per cent lu'gher than the level of January, 1951, when price and wage controls look effect. The increasDVcbrilinucd a steady, five months' climb in the cost of lying for moderate, income city families.; The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an arm of the Labor Department, publishes a cost of liv- ng index each month. Food Hike BLS said "a sharp rise" in food )rices was primarily, .responsible 'or the higher overall living costs. Miscellaneous goods and serv- ces, including higher automobile nsurance rates and medical care, advanced three-tenths of one per cent, rents were up two-tenths of one per cent, and food advanced one and one-half per cent between June 15 and July 15. The newest index showed that iving costs arc now J 2 . I per cent ibove the prc-Korca level of J u n e , 1950. The increase was six-tenths of one per cent over June, 1.052. The June 15 index, also a record, was 189.6 per cent of the I935-193D average and 11.4 per ccnl over ire-Korea prices. This was 4.4 per cent higher than the level in J a n u - ary, 1951, when price and wage controls first became effective. --All About- The Weather Mason City: K n i r Thursday a Tier- noon, Thursday night and Pri- dny. A little warmer Friday. High Thursday 76 to 78. Iowa: Fair Thursday afternoon, high 7G northeast to 8(! southwest. Fair, cooler cast «ml south Thursday night. Friday generally f a i r , a little warmer extreme west. Minnesota: Fair, cooler southeast portion Thursday nighl. Friday fair to partly cloudy and w a r m - er. Globe-Gazette weather data up to 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: M a x i m u m 81. M i n i m u m 52 At 8 a . m . v 64 Prccipitalion ' .08 Year Ago: M a x i m u m M i n i m u m 77 51 SAME DATE--1951--357 State Won't Rescind Lake Appropriation DES M01NES Ml--Trustees of tji Clear Lake Sanitary., District re ceivcd assurance Thursday that 111 stale is not likely to rescind an un ised $350,000 appropriation mnd n 1951 for si sewer system and dls 3os;il plant. Trustees of the district told the Stale Legislative Budget and l r i inncial Control Committee the; lad twice tried to let contracts fo. the work. The lowest bid cilhc time was approximately half o nillion dollars more t h a n the dis .rict could raise. The trustees said a plan no\ lias to be worked out to reduce th cost and size of the project. Thc urged that the $350,000 stale ap proprialion be kept in good stand ing until the problem can b solved. Attorney General Robert L. Lnr son lolti the'legislators the dislrk had df)iie all it could to comply The dislrict has levied 2 mills fo maintenance and authorized a mill bond retirement levy. As its session ended, the legisla live group adopted u resolulio providing that the $350,000 will 1) held in reserve by the slate tint the trustees are ready lo u.se il. Was Advisable 25,000 \VqJk Out- Union Calls Strike at Interritiiional Harvester ' C H I C A G O W--The Independent, Form Equipment-Unite^ Electrical Workers Union.called nistrike nt midnight \Yed- icsday at 10 International Harvester Company plants in ;hrec states riftci: contract negotiations broke off on a bit- ;er note. The : u n i o n called 25JOOO workers off tho job, declaring "the company has asked for n fight imd s going to (jet. a hell of a licking." The c o m p a n y ' i n turn Accused he union of "irresponsible leadership." It said the leaders do not Viint n settlement and added "the niion must 'accept: full responsibility" for the strike. S«rv«d Notice The union had served notice of \ walkout if a -new contract wus not signed when the old one--al- ·cady extended GO days--expired at midnight. Plants involved in the dispute ire at Canton, East, Moline, llock Island, Rock Falls, 311., four in the Chicago area, and at Richmond, Ind,, and Louisville, Ky. The company manufactures farm equipment. Picket Lines Picket lines were placet! around the Chicago plants,-but there was no violence. The company had an nnunccd its * plants 'will remain open to "those who want to wo'rk.' The CIO United,'Auto -Workers Union represents certain': workers in some of the struck plants. The union's demands included i flnt 15 tents'hourly pny hike, com pulsory union membership/ I o 1 employes sharing union-negotiated gains and other benefits. Gerald Ficfdc, director of the u n i j O n's Harvester conference board, said the workers are "demanding wage raises enough to riroperly compensate them for the 'act that the increase in their pro- luctivity averages 16 cents per hour per year." "Ruthltn Policy" Tie asserted the company was following a "ruthless policy of driving Jls employes to m a i n t a i n record profits." He said that in the final hours of bargaining the company "torpedoed" any hope of. possible settlement by attempting to cut the wage classifications of several thousands .skilled and hourly paid employes. One of Quints ^** » Dies in Brazil SAO PAULO, Brazil (/n--One of the girl quinluplels born to Mrs. Maria Albano, 38, at Suo Carlos Tuesday night died at a hospital here Thursday. The other four were reported in good condition. Bancroft Soldier « · ! S» Can't Return Home WASHINGTON W -- An low* toldler In the Fir E«»t will hot be returned home to bury hi* wife who 'died Aug. 4. ' , , The Army 'said Wednetday nl|ht,lt leei "no valid re»»o«u" to justify the return of Pvt. Jamei Chrl»ten*en of Bancroft, I.. . . . , , . . . It w»* the : tecond time, the Army turned'down « return re- quett'for Chrlttemeri.-The .Army t refuted 'the flr»t time after' Chrlitenten't wife died while he w«».on · troop transport .'enrbute to Japan. The office of Sen. Hfekenloeper (R-U) reported · petition from Bancroft citizen* had been »ent to the adjutant general. An Army »pok«»man said it had received e copy of the petition from the White Heuse and 'that it 'contained "no new valid reasons" for his return. Chrlslensen is an orphan end had no, relative* to take care of arrangements f o l l o w i n g her 'death, Hlckenlooper'c office reported. Stevenson Says Ike's Address Shows 'Me-Tooism' ' MINOCQUA, Wls.;W--Gov. Adlai Stevenson said Thursday thnt GOP ^residential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower appenred to be a "mc- too" candidate who approves most of the Democratic legislation of the past 20 years. Stevenson told reporters,-thut he saw in Eisenhower's Boise, Idaho, speech of Wednesday night general approval of most of the Democratic legi'lnlivc program since 1032. He said: "f am #!ad that the general disapproves of unnecessary expan sion of. services directly performed )y the federal government. I have been preaching and writing aboul that for a long lime. 'f am sorry the general evidently disapproves of the conscr valiou of 'Our great natural re sources; and the public power de velopmcnt that has meant so much D the West." But Blames "Blunders" for Position ;L 'Great Danger' If We Didn't 'Enter KANSAS .CITY, Kan. W -- Gen. BwiRhl D. Jslscnhower suid Thursday this country might face much, more serious trouble" now, if it-had not "reacted'!^ to the ,-1950.' Com-' mimist attack on Sjouth'Korea, \;^ · T h e Republican presidential nominee made the statement;, in reply to a v "question at'^an ^opc'a meeting with GOP. leaders -.from scyen Midwestern states, v . . ,'.!TirribU Blundifi'jL ,'X" Elsenhower, said he b«Hcyes-''we could point' out terrible' blunders'' which brought on the 'Korean JWaiv i',Biit he added "I believe Sye would hayc. been in great dang;er - 'i£ i ',we, had-not reacted" by meeting the Com munlst' aggression.^,.,' ',C.''c.«/' '' And^ then - he ,sald" "tHat · !£"; this' country had not' reacted' It' might' be Involved in much more serious' trouble now. Elsenhower's stand lined him up with President Truman on the matter of going into Korea, but the general stressed ho feels "terrible blunders" were^niade t which brought on the 'Korean War, And he said those who were responsible for such '/blunders" cannot be excused; for them. On another' * point, i Eijenhower said "no i one-I know of has presented any feasible plan for "attacking China" in any move to end the Korean War, , I Direct Ittue It was not 'Immediately clear , whether. Eisenhower 'was taking ; direct issue "with r Gen t j ;Douglas !· MncArthur,. who' 'has\ advocated hitting Manchurian air bases north. , of the Yalu River. Elsenhower said "'yi, attack on. Red China would, amount'to start-' Ing "a far more difficult war than the one we are in now." Eisenhower set forth his views after K. B. Cornell,' GOP candidate for Congress from Oklahoma, , asked the general whether "U.S. foreign policy should be re-ex- \ amined." Slip »t Truman · · And--in an obvious slap at Truman--the general said there must be greater respect .for Congress on the part of the executive. "It is indefensible," Eisenhower said, "for any member of, the executive department to go up and '. down the land criticizing a Congress." · ; Eisenhower -flew in here from Boise, Idaho, early Thursday for the conference with Midwestern. ; GOP leaders. In a speech in Boise Wednesday night, the general, said paths to the extreme left and right both ; lend to tyranny--and that the Truman administration is traveling to the left. "Wash the Dithts" And he said centralization o? '; power in Washington has become .', so great that the government "does everything but come in and wash the dishes for the housewives." The general spoke from the steps of Idaho's capital in making what his associates had billed in advance as.his first frankly political ; speech since winning the GOP , nomination July 11. He got a rousing ovation at tho outset and was interrupted by ap- ; plausc several times. The general promised that as President he would devote all his efforts to providing a government "that does not grow compJacent, that does not grow away from the people and become indifferent to them, that does not become arrogant in the exercise of its r power, but strives to be the partner and servant of the people and not their' master." * T A N K E R RAMS AMERICAN FREIGHTER--The Norwegian tanker BjorghoJrn*bnck^ g r o u n d ) , its bow damaged, pulls away from the listing American freighter Western Farmer after r a m m i n g the ahip in the gale-swept English Channel. The Western Farmer broke in two and sank three hours after the accident. MOOSE AWARD CHICAGO WJ--The Loyal Order. at Moose national convention 1 here has awarded a plaque to the-Sioux City, la., lodge in recognition at, its civic activities. - s

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