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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IQWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AisocUted Press and United press U2AX SUICIDE INSIDE WASHINGTON Tunney Leaves Navy Has Eye on Politics By HELEN ESSARY Central Press Columnist Gen Tunney U S N R faig hand some Gene gitted with brains and list and terrific enthusiasm laid away his fine navy blue suits th other day affection ately at their gold stripes and brass buttons He heaved a prouc two the mothballs on the mementoes of hi four and a half years service with Uncle Sam Gave a few sharp looks in the mirror of his Stam ford Conn home The reflection showed an almost forgotten self in civilian tweeds Then he stepped forth to look around in the world he left behind when he volun teered to help with the war effort in whatever way the navy thought he could help best And what will you be now the friends and neighbors op Connecticut way are asking to day of the former heavyweish champion of the world Commander Tunney is quite likely answering the question this way Well I dont quite know Im going to take two months to make up my mind But I tell you what I would really like to some day Id like to get intc politics i would like to run for congress from Connecticut some day Commander Tunney former Commander Tunney it is from this flay should make an excellent legislator He is a good speaker Indeed he has been successful at he turned j k Ilis success at writing surprised ins sports loving public Several books and many pertinent maga zine articles have appeared under under his writte by himself Not only appeared signature but were Commander Tunney has had no ghost wrjters Not ever although he has ol chief of naval Adm Randall Jacobs speaks happily fir such first aids to many public Henres Of his1 service first as director of physical education for the navy and later as special assistant in charge ol physical training Jo personnel Vice Tunney He says A country that can produce such an organization as the United States navy will al ways be safe Always a leader among nations During the years I worked with the navy I was made constantly aware of the skill and soundness of this superb out lit Imagine any organization pro ducing such men as Admiral Admirals Nimitz Spruance Halsey Cochrane Kinkaid and Jonas Ingram What great fellows they are And yet so perfect is the navy organization that should all of these splendid fellows happen to oe on one ship that might by some terrible chance be destroyed there would step up to fake the vacant places other men equally I rained and equally equipped for Ihe vacant jobs The former Commander Tunnev has joined his charming wife the former Polly Lauder and their four children al Stamford He Paused on the way north from Washington at his farm in Queen county the eastern shore Carrier Raids Follow B29 Attack on Tokyo Ur on bases on islands at3 p m time They caused relatively light damage Tokyo said Carrier planes and Superfor tresses have struck repeatedly i the past month at the Kyushu air fields from which suicide planes Tilris nff vj Grant 50 Increase in Gas Rations Washington W Uncle Sam gave the signal Thursday for more gasoline for the nations motorists f southernmost of theTapanese Tome o r r iivmc i inousands of barrels daily to Eu s said while miles of Tokyos 1 from a record predawnSuperfortress raid Tokyo said the carrier planes began their darkness Flames AmericansbYp off Okinawa than 550 Superfortresses res southern Tokyo visible 20D miles away inursday Approximately 4 500 tons of fire bombs were dropped in the greatest incendiary attack made 200milelong sky train of B the biggest force of Super fortresses ever sent aloft dropped 700000 fire bombs on the fam packed Shinagawa factory area at in ton3a far predawn quickly engulfed the structures and merged into huge conflagrations Either consumed by or in the path of the billowing fires were railway yards aircraft plants and other key war factories It looks like a good job said Brig Gen Thomas S Powers commander of Guambased Super fortresses The raid was expected to add materially to the almost 33 of To kyos 360 square miles burned out by Superfortresses since they be gan their offensive against thc capital 6 months ago Thursday Radio Tokyo conceled that some ires burned on after dawn more than 3 hours after the start of the Singaku temple a Japanese chivalry and a half Imperial pal 1aid Jt symbol of was destroyed south i the of Maryland foi a 0ok at I spring planting Before stepping nermanentiy i out of his navy blue Tnnhey had a Physical checknp Hi condition was perfect only afoui pound gain in weisht since 1910 3So cigarets no tobacco of any hind remains one of thc health i rules of this large sample Amencan brains and brawn intend to tjike IID Says Nothing ivorse for you than nicotlne I There is ereat activity In the navy It seems to my out aide eye that from now on this js a navy war That we have such suPerb fleet is due in a large to the cooperation and vigor the naval affairs committee of senate and house say on capitol hill thatthe y never had a better friend i Senator David Walsh chair of the naval affairs comrnit p the senate Year after year entleman from Massachusetts at his crusade of selling and the importance of vy to congress Department ay they owe many a war his farsightedness and Vce and his genius at get vnpriations STS MEMORIAL Leeming a Thursday that be used to build from ow as a memorial ChurchilL The fore the cabinet The Japanese were believed to we sent jetpropelled nlpht fiffhters against the raiders but authorities said losses had been unexpectedly lihf Returning fly er balk of fire presum ably jet fighters chased them as much as 20 miles out to sea Radio Tokyo claimed that 20 B29 s were shot down The raid was more than 1000 ons heavier than any made by he American 8th air force on ermany but stil ranked behind a 0600ton attack by the RAF on Jortmund March 12 Never before however has so reat a weight of fire bombs alone een dropped in a single attack on single city Both demolition and ncendiary bombs were dropped n Dortmund by the RAF Utilizing a tactic introduced by lie RAF for night raids the 21st omber command sent Path inder planes manned by veteran 1 Tokyo first to nt the target area with 100pound u bombs by the oi bombs bounded an area between the im perial palace and the Tama river to the south Within lay the Shin agawa railway yards which han dle one third of all Japans rail way traffic the MHsubisliiOima chi Aircraft works the Kokusan Machinery company the OI Rail way works and the Kayaba En gineering company Turn Jap Line in Drive to Encircle Shuri Guam am The loth army turned both flanks ot the Japanese line on southern Okinawa Thurs day in a powerful new drive to encircle the key citadel of Shuri The fitli marine division on the wast coast sent one column across the Asato river deep info the ruins of the capital city of Naha and another knifing southeast toward the rear approaches lo Shuri Across the island thc 7th in fantry division drove 2000 yards into the Japanese flank from the east coast port ot Yonabaru and was expected to reach a point due south of Shuri Thursday A junction ol the 2 divisions would encircle Shuri and the bulk of the Japanese garrison of 30 000 in southern Okinawa Complete conquest ot the island already being converted into a base far an invasion of Japan appeared at hand The Japanese still were fighting to the death and counterattacking with undiminished fury but the shattering of he eastern and western ends of their line all but sealed their fate and brought the 54day campaign lo what may be its final phase once a citv of D000 yet may fall without a maior battle Cpl Fuller Curtis of Garrison IN Y led a reconnaissance patrol across the Asato at 2 a m Wednes day in advance of strength He said he found no mines no prepared positions and only one Japanese who escaped Dumping in the river after at Curtis and a ghost own batllelronts the govern j mont announced a 50 per cent in crease in basic A rations effec tive June 22 and a substantial boost for many B drivers be ginning June 11 This means that the new A1C coupons will be good for 6 gal lons each instead of 4 Motorists thus will be able to obtain th a fellow marine Naha was only lurtis said The Gfh marines ook no chances when the zero hour for the main crossing came however Heavy and ariillery and naval guns pounded the south bank before he marines poured across 1000 rarOs from the mouth of the river The marines were ready for r opposition They theorized the Japanese had gone un derground and permitted the pa rol to roam thc streets unharmed or fear of betraying their posi lons Depth of the marine penetration ast of Naha was not revealed The 7th divisions 32nd regiment Ms closing the pincers from the ast with a 2000yard advance hrough a series small hillocks long the YonabaruNaha road in he Kokuba river valley average of 3 gallons a week rather than 2 The change in the B ration increases the ceiling for supple mentary gasoline to 650 miles a month throughout the country Currently the top allowance is 325 miles in the east 475 in the midwest and 400 in the far west iiln Announcing these ration hikes Wednesday night the OPA and the petroleum administration fw war emphasized that not all c drivers will be eligible for increases Many B ration holders now have all the gasoline they need said OPA Administrator Chester Bowles Unfortunately there is not enough to give these people more than the increase in their A rations Those who can show an occu pational need for more in addi tion lo the A hike will be able to present their case to local ra tion boards beginning June 11 Bowles added As for A coupons they wi continue to become valid in seiie of 6 and will be good 3 months a at present The only difference they will be honored for 50 DC cent more gasoline The new adjustment of allo ments marks the first time sine vof Sasoline rationing i 1942 that the entire country ha been on an equal footing in bot A and potential B grants s Th sion of the department of justice as f ri of the divi Truman Reveals 3 More Changes in FDR Cabinet NAMES LIBERALS Ralph K Davfcs injected a noi of caution that the more libera rations could be temporary r said J The additional quantities t be made available to the civilia are not guaranteed for any certai period of time but must alwaj remain dependent on changes i the military demand Torpedoes Hit Cruiser Houston Off Borneo flThe cruiser Houston was damaged severely bv 2 torpedoes off Borneo and be ing repaired at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hep Thomas DTcx closed F C Finkbine Dies Suddenly in California DCS Momes Fink bine 89 Des Moines president o the Green Bay Lumber companj and the BrownCamp Hardwar company died unexpectedl Wednesday at his winter home a Pasadena Cal according to wor received here Finkbine was also a director o the Chicago Great Western Railway company the lowaDe Moines National Bank and Trus company and the TolertonWar field company Sioux City Born at Iowa Citj Iowa Fink bine was a catcher on a Univer sity of Iowa baseball team on which the late Justice Horace E Eemer Red Oak Iowa and th fate Senator Cady Chase Web steiCity Joiva were pitchers Buy your War Bonds and btamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy of th into the island of its rrir tailhook of the fighter being landed The FROM THIS ONE h and the from the exploding Planrocket occulTed when the TO NEW POSTS Labor Agriculture Attorney General Picked Washington ff President Truman stood pat Thursday on a 4way cabinet reshuffle that gave the west added prestige and sub tracledage lUrXruiuah named new sccre Uries of agriculture and labor and a new attorney general late Wed nesday as a followup to his earlier designation of Robert E Hanne 41 to replace 59 year Postmaster General Frank Walker old C now held by Edward R Sfetfinius Jr Asked if lie had asked tor the resignation of any of those re placed Wednesday the president replied m the negative Smiling he said he had the resignations of every one in the government who Each ch was accepted Wednesday Miss Perkins retirement leav Interior Secretary Harold Ickes 71 as last member i cabinet of Other holdovers in addition to Morgenthau 54 and Stettlnius Stimson There were indications that no further shifts in the IDmember presidential family arc imminent Political observers viewed the selections as retaining a soi what liberal tinge to the c 77 Navy Secretary Forreslal S3 and Commerce Secretary Wallace All the new appointments sub ject to senate confirmation are effective June 30 next except that of Anderson who will succeed to the agriculture post when Wick ard is confirmed as REA chief Future plans of Biddle and Miss lerkins were not known Thurs day Friends of the attorney resumethScipracticerobably he docs not accept a diplomatic REPORT ALLIES TOOK GESTAPO LEADER MAY 21 Accused by War Crimes Commission of Lidice Massacre Atrocities Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Hein rich Himmler has been captured and has killed himself by poison The Exchange Telegraph agency in a dispatch from Ter ence Duncan with the British 2nd army said the 44 year old gestapo chief had been arrested 3 days ago incognito and was held cap tive in a house in Lueneburg The agencys report said Himm ler took his life by drinking the contents of a hidden vial neuters said the death was an nounced officially Thursday night at British 2nd army headquarters neuters set the time of death as ll04 p m Wednesday The reports took one of the top rankuijr names off the Hst of war criminals subject to trial Grant ing the German accounts of Hit lers death Himmler ranked with Hermann Gocrlng at the fop of the list For yeavs Himmler ruled the reich as Hitlers righthand ter rorist He kept millions of Ger mans and the residents of oc cupied countries under the thumb or nazism It was Himmler who ordered the Lidice massacre in Czechoslovakia Wholly without compassion he cold order he slaughter of an entire group of citizens for the Ot Kestapo Kestapo INFANTRY SHOW SET UP IN CITY Army Takes Over at Park Fairgrounds The army took over Mason City Thursday as BO members of the Heres Your Infantry cast ar rived to add impetus to the 7th war loan campaign here Thedays program included a display m Central park concerts in the pnrk during he affernoon a a o clock retreat and the pre senlation of the infantry show at the North Iowa fairgrounds at 8 1 llls Powers mushroomed in fhn Because vandals broke the 50 eich and toward the end of the P JS Gcma P0uer In 1944 after the plot on Hit lers life had failed the fuehrer ordered Himmler to stamp out every trace of revolt It was a task Himmleicould perform with no compunction Yet had the ap cently by American said lie was known nt home as Hiey had a daughter modern warfare me inet although both socalled conservative and proRoosevelt were reported pleased with the promotion Tom C Clark of Dallas 45 year old assistant attorney general to succeed Francis Biddle 59 The shuffling removed this countrys first woman cabinet member Miss Frances Perkins bJ has been in her post more than 12 years In her place Mr Truman put Federal Judge Lewis B Schwellenbach of Washington State 50 year old former senator and close friend of the president Rep Clinton P Anderson 43 year old New Mexican who heads special house food investigat ng committee and who like bchwellenbach supported most Roosevelt proposals was named secretary of agriculture in place Claude Wjckard 52 Tile latter yas designated rural ion administrator i ls was in Anderson also will iake over i2 lha hei1 lias triumph with he duties of thc war food admin e a ong lime u was ministration dav mBhfh day night the courthouse flagpole is to be used in the retreat Each purchaser of a bond in lie th war loan received 2 tickets for tins event in which battle trained veterans show how mod mars were Ilimmlci seat power heard that r who sat in the It In 1033 when the nazis came mo power Himmler held oSy thc relatively minor job of commissioner of Bavaria In April thaf Hitler an man secret PoHcowhich I ill pleasure upon my association with as in the senate a during the past months Biddle said he had been in the 8 years and o mv personal affaire on Bretton Woods Plan Clark has been in the justice department since 1037 On Capitoi ill he has been on equally good terms with fellow Texans of both and e v el xotvnutsclay opprovcd thc Blci Miss Perkins i her letter said for W he proRrain of labor aid social now secure She bank and infcrnntio stabilization fund It was the His SS or e elite in and OK control as soon as the Ger nn unUs onciucrcd a Exchange Telegraph ga ve thi ual monetary account Himmler second committee front parlor of where lima week for the dhe was being detained He s xi Cation as soon I Arable a al Buy your War Bonds and htemps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy was uni Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with scattered showers and mild tem peratures Thursday Friday night and 10 Alluxvjll OUHUS n 4 M t 1 llll etums to the U S court of r 1 nto Hie service bench June 30 Jones suggested A he merger Mr Truman replied that durin Notinir the backi ng unsur rouiid of the 4 new cabinet memI passcd in position influ from west of the missisI prestige has been made Johnson D Colo I y Amerlcan organized labor bserved i The government is moving off he Hudson been there long time President Roosevelt who elied on easterners in his offi ia family at one time had 1 New Corkers in his cabinet at the same imc Congressional comment on Wed esdays appointments ormly favorable Truman startled thc 178 ewsmcn attending his news con erence Hednesday when he an ounced calmly that he had some abmet changes to report They ad been looking only for he ac eptancc of the Biddle resignation Atter announcing it and Clarks lhc ehier executive ded that he also had accepted nH Miss Perkins nd and that of Jones as ar foods chief A reporter asked if Treasury ecretary Morgenthau had offered s resignation Wednesday Mr ruman said he had not and that Morgenthau had it would not ave been accepted In response to another question e chief executive said he con mplated making no change in c state department portfolio IJIJf lilical arrangements being worked dcr arrest out at San Francisco The house ways and committee last week to II the proposal to give president board new powers Iowa Partly cloudy with scattered showers and mild temperatures Thursday night and Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder storms Thursday night Mostly cloudy Friday showers north and east portion Cooler ex treme north portion IN MASON CITY T Statistics 69 51 56 Trace 71 59 03 Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday At 8 a m Thursday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation as un The senior intelligence officer i Jr es CDempseys 14 siaii told a dramatic story the Hunmlcrs arresf ong with 2 futicin to oo elio hnrfv reduce tariffs in reciprocal trade euards and of the final act in agreemenls oilier nalionr i vhich he committed suiddc while fnJ w at0n ratiWng Bret undeiEomg a medical examina ton was approved with uon clarifying amenclmenls w h i c h Tvvo British soldiers guarding a Banking Chairman Spence Di at Brcmervorde slopped 3 Ky said does not change a word men in a routine check Or alter a punctuation in he basic I of civilians ngreements drawn last summerOne nlan had a black pa by representatives of 44 Ih at Bretton Woods K H his ft over nations I nis nSht and was clean shaven He gave the name of Thus he said the legislation asHlzmgcr Papers uce it left the committee would not i lne suspicion of the the he produced require another meeting of thelfiuards 44 nations Voting against the bill were1 three republicans identified by colleagues as Reps Sumncr of IIi I of Ohio and Buffett sfl Coll onor ege to Padilla The biil will probably be called up in the house next week Servicemen Dont Need Hunting Fishing Licenses in Iowa DCS Sloincs state con servation commission said Thurs day it had been receiving numer ous queries as to whether mem bers of the armed forces need li censes lo hunt and fish in Iowa and that thc answer was no GnnneJJ colleee will award an honorary degree to Ezequiel Fariilla Mexican secre tary of foreign relations at com mencement exercises next Sun day afternoon President Samuel btevens announced Thursday HONOR EISENHOWER London council of the city of London voted Thursday to give Gen Eisenhower a sword ot dty in 01 the distinguished rior ru he n defeat of the Germans A com mittee was named to fix a date 1   

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