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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME INSIDE WASHINGTON Writer Bets Hoover Wos Given Food Job By HELEN JSSSARJ Central Press Columnist Washington Herbert Hoover came back to the white house for more than a social calj For the first time in more than 12 years he crossed the threshold that used io be his own front door step when he was president of the United States Jn the years that have inter vened since he rode down to the capitol to see his successor Franklin Roosevelt take the oath of office for the worlds number one job Hoover has learned little of the technique of being a smart politician or playing up to the press You knew that the instant he stepped from his car in front of the executive offices of the white house and waved the photo graphers away He was also far from chummy when he toid the news people I cannot discuss matters which are the affairs of the president of the United States Even if he wasnt chatty he still looked the able conscientious American citizen he is when he paused a moment outside Mr Trumans closed door It is my daily double since Ihe ban on racing has been not omy has Hoover been offered the post of feeding Europe but that he has accepted the offer Mr Truman would not have asked the former president to come to Washington for a public lyknown conference if he had not had a definite offer to make Nor would Hoover have come so cheerfully if he had not been pre pared to accept the offer It is my guess that all the pre liminaries for a new Hoover post had been arranged before he saw the president During the 40min ute conference with the chief ex ecutive the details were settled upon It would be a wise decision to use Hoovers gifts and experience in devastated hungry Europe His success as food administrator in Europe after the first World war has never been questioned Many people have believed it a waste of first class muchneeded material to let Hoovers talents ro unused president who is HOME EDITION MASON CITS IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 1 1945 207 so long Theformer njhe only living expresident ap peared very lit He made few vis its to Washington during Roose velts administrations Everybody who saw Hoover yesterday said he looked better many a day than he had for may One of the Stupidities for xvhich some members of congress will have to answercome next election day is the haggling that goes on when an appropriation for a hos pital is sought Congress appropri ates hundreds of millions of dol lars for destruction It pays ex pense accounts of hundreds of thousands oE dollars for trips to Europe Asia and Africa in order that some cf its members gaze on destruction But it goes niggardly over the prospect of a modest appropria tion for much needed housing and care of sick people in the District of Columbia I listened to such goings on in the hearings before the house dis trict committee on whether the proposed medical center should It have this number of beds or that number of beds The objections to the hospital and to increasinE the number of hospital beds in the district sounded so silly Every body knows there are not enougti hospitals in the district now Everybody knows that Washins ton anfl the neighborhoods over the district line arc growing so fast you cant keep tip with the population on an adding machine A medical center such as Sena tor Millard Tydings is trying to get would combine 3 hospitals It will operate with modern equip ment at the cost of one Should there be a fire in any one the hospitals Ive fact in almost any hospital in the capital of the would be a holocaust that would disgrace the country The fire hazards in the Washington hospitals are so terrific the mere teliing of them makes one ill with fear Hint Break Soon in New York Slaying GEN MARTHUR AND STILWELL HAVE MEETING No Details of Visit Revealed May Signify New Pacific Action Manila UJ9 Gen Joseph V7 Stihvell commander bf ground forces in the United States visited the Southwest Pacific recently and conferred with Gen Douglas MacArthur and his staff it was announced Thursday Neither the purpose nor the re sults of Stihvells mission were revealed However the visit came at a time when Gen Douglas MacAr thur as new commander of all ground forces in the Pacific was deep in plans for the next phase of the American march on Japan Radio Tokyo already was re porting that American invasion forces next will landon Japan it self American naval sources in an other theater said as long ago as last month that preliminary prep arations had begun for an am phibious landing on the Japanese home islands Stihvell has charge of the training of American ground forces for the Pacific and his con ferences with MacArthur took on added importance in this respect The meeting came as the Pacific campaign appeared about to en ter a strategic pause The bloody battle of Okinawa was about over and American troops in northern Luzon rapidly were clearing Japa nese remnants Irom the Cagayan valley Both Okinawa and Luzon al ready were being converted into major bases for an invasion of Japan Stilwell probably knows as if not more than any other American general about Japan and the Japanese As commander of American forces in China Bur ma and India and Chief of Staff to Chiang KaiShek before taking his present post he fought the Japa nese throughout southeast Asia House Okays Bretton Wood Agreements Washington Bretton Woods world monetary agree ments were approved overwhelm ingly by the house Thursday The ratification legislation now goes to the senate where the op position predicted a vigorous battle Two presidents have described the agreements as laying the economic foundation for lasting peace The opposition in 2 days of house debate described the monetary plan as a swindle and a fraud and as an international WPA The United States is the first of the unitect nations fo act on the agreements Prior to its final action Thurs day the house beat down 325 to 23 a motion by Rep Sumner R CHINESE EXPAND COASTAL HOLD MoreThan 100 Miles Along China SeaHeld Chungking troops controlled more than 100 miles of the east China coast opposite em battled Okinawa Thursday after defeating Japanese reserves rushed in to hold the coastal strip A communique revealed that a seaborne Japanese relief column that landed at Siapu 80 miles northeast of Foochow earlier this was retreating northward at top speed Pursuing Chinese forces chased the enemy column into Futing 35 miles north of Siapu and were re ported storming the coastal town eariy Thursday The advante put the Chinese astride the vital coastal highway all the way from Foochow to Fu ting almost midway between the CantonHong Kong sector and Shanghai Meamvhile ChineseAmerican military sources in Chungking disclosed that the Japanese are re inforcing their garrisons and throwing up extensive fortifica tions on the CantonHong Kong nrea of south China The move was viewed as an in dication that the enemy would at tempt to hold the southern anchor Dennis Smith 4 Strangles to Death in Accident Here Child Apparently Felt From Tree Died When Jacket Caught on Limb Dennis Smith age 4 son of Mr and Mrs Wallace G Smith 1447 N Hampshire died of strangula tion as lie hung from a small tree Wednesday night in a neighbors yard according to Coroner R E Smiley The boy was found hanging b his coat jacket from a broken limb on a small tree about the height of a man at the rear of the garden of W C Cooneys home at 727 15 Place N E Mr Coimey formerly of Iowa State highway pairoi and recently returned from the armed service found the boy hangins there when he heard a woman scream shortly before 6 p m With George Rouse 724 10th N E he lifted the boy down Jrom the limb and the boys father and police and fire departments were notified Firemen on arrival went to work immediately with an inhalator but were unable tq revive the boy It is not definitely known how long the V Ii boy had hung there before he was 3t I alia discovered I He had been plusing in the area DENNIS SAIITII Victim No Secret Agreements Planes Harrass Japs Caught on Okinawa Okinawa Fall Will End IslandHops Washington impend ing conquest of Okinawa winds up military observers believe the long arduous island hopping that started with the invasion of Guadalcanal in 1942 THE NEXT AMERICAN MOVE IN THE PACIFIC IN THE OPIN ION OF THESE EXPERTS WILL BE THE PAYOFF With the Philippines the Mari anas Okinawa and Iwo Jima they say American forces now have ample bases from which they can mount a major thrust against ei ther China or the Japanese home islands Some minor island still may be seized to provide air strips but the big job of winning the land masses necessary as staging areas for the invasion air fleets and ground troops is over Just which way the next blow may fall is up to the enemy to guess and the jittery Japanese appear to be laying their money on both sides of the line On one hand they talk of an imminent invasion of the home is lands and of their own prepara tions of underground defenses to meet the invaders On the other they appear to be shifting part of thejr forces from South China to mainland areas closer to Japan apparently getting braced for a showdown in the north Sizeable forces however still hold the im portant ports of Hono Kongand Swatow and Haiphong in French IndoChinar American forces now are in po sition on Okinawa and Iwo to throw masses of medium bombers and fighters against Japan to back 450 SKY GIANTS POUND JAPANS ARSENAL CITY High Explosives Fire Bombs Used Attack Centered on Factory Guam a marked depart ure from recent fire raids 450 Superforts blasted war industries and the arsenal in Osaka the Orients leading industrial city with high explosives and incen diiines Thursday in their 10th large scale raid on Japan in a id of imed army Tokyo conceded final defeat was in sight on Okinawa Land based tactical bombers apparently scoring a lucky hit on an ammunition dump blew up the side of a mountain at the edge of the rock YaejuDake plateau where remaining enemy forces were making their last major stand The Japanese with no line of retreat except into the sea faced annihilation United Press War Correspond ent Edward Thomas reported the Vth and 96th army divisions al ready were advancing through the outer defenses of the YaejuDake stronghold a 200foot cliff shield more Japanese have been driven from their American in onth The B29s hit Thursday nin 3S admitted 200 mg the southern coastal slope Naha airfield greatest priz homes by and would up the pulverizing blows Superfortress was effectively At the present time experts es timate the air campaign against Japan is about as far alone as the aerial war against Germany was in February 1944 just before the luftwaffe iyzcd Japan however is considered more vulnerable than Germany at the same stage and reduction of Japans war potential may be achieved in relatively shorter time Saturation bombing of the kind that preceded Dday in Eur ope still is in the offing this campaign has been captured i moved to farms to help raise by American troops During the day U S planes flew sorties against last ditch Japa nese defenses This was the largest number of sorties in any one day since the beginning of the Oki nawa campaign last Easter More than 30000 pounds of bombs were dropped on 3 Medera Tomiu and Aragachi All are situated on the YaejuDake enearpment Witnesses blew said the likc iiCJJJ IH Japans meager food supply The bombers struck for 3 hours through heavy overcast Results not observed But a joint armynavy announce Japanese ment admitted fires were started in the northern and northeastern industrial sections The enemy said flames were steadily being brought under Tokyo did not disclose the effect or nigh explosivesaimed nl tho pesaimed at the and steel tuiiumgs ciested terrain received supplies and ammunition from torpedo bomber pilots who made several runs at low altitude over the fluid front lines Thomas revealed that the Japa nese attempted a small landing on northern Okinawa 2 days ago Approximately 21 enemy troops in o small boats landed on the north em tip the island but were in tercepted by an air warning squadron of the 2nd marine air cap with LAVAL WILL RETURN London Exchange tel egraph dispatch from Paris said Thursday thnt a special French plane has left for Barcelona to bring back former Vichy Pierre Laval for trial as a traitor The dispitch said Spain has agreed to extradition of Laval who sought refuge there after fleeing Ioiidon la1 Prime Minister from Germany by plane i time wing The marines killed S and tured 2 while army units counted for the remainder The boats apparently came from To kuna Shima GO miles north of Okinawa Tokyo said Okinawas plight was due in part to the effective ness of American rocket ships and planes in preventing Japanese sui cide aircraft from crashing into American warships off the island Japanese Domei news agency reported from its own correspon dents the imminent end of risin sun strength on Okinawa with the war situation gradually be coming more disadvantageous to our side Further Domei added the enemy has been effectively em ploying rocket ships and planes which have checked our special attack Kamikaze corps aircraft from getting to their target Ka mikaze pilots have sunk 13 Ameri can ships and damaged 45 at Oki nawa The newspaper Asalii in an editorial broadcast by radio Tokyo commented the situation had become so grave it is high every bit of the nation did complain that this lactic sent civ ilian air defense units ratine sllcllers while other B29s showered incendiaries on the factory district The blazes they started Tokyo said got a rood start before the fire got out of their bomb shelters Almost simultaneously with the Superior blow Japanese dis patches said forty avmyand navy fighters from Okinawa swept over Kyushu island suicide plane bases In this second raid in two days Tokyo raid said the fighters ap peared to be primarily interested in broadcasting propaganda leaf lets over the city of Kagoshima Enemy radio reports indicated only about 10 Superfortresses dropped high explosive bombs on Osaka while the greater part of the force concentrated on setting new fires While the total bomb wcigit was not announced the o glants normally carry around iUOD tons of incendiaries on such fire raids Fires were started in the areas around Osaka castle 16th century home of Japans rulers which was converted into headquarters for the fourth army division Tokyo admitted The castle is in the northeastern section of the city a stones throw from the arsenal It is surrounded by industrial commercial and military installations Japanese dispatches insisted almost no damage was sustained by military installations in the city Strangest phase of enemy broad was absence of the usual a leader of the opposition to send the ratification legislation back to the banking committee with instructions that all provi sions for an international monetary stabilization fund be eliminated Washington Sen Robert A Taft R Ohio and Sen Elmer Thomas D Okla led a biparti san move in the senate Thursday of the supply and escape route for the communications route Hong Kong north to Kenyan were strengthened with troops possibly drawn from the less im portant ports of Swatow and Amoy The sources said there was no indication that the Japanese were preparing to abandon any portion of the HankowCanton route at present apparently caught on the broken sions officially announced to partly branch as he fell or jumped from the small tree When found the boys jacket had been turned up over his head and held his arms over his head The jacket was but toned about his neck so that his face was covered preventing him Laborites asked specifically why i differences had arisen over the broadening of the Polish govern issue many believed i settled at Yalta There were no secret engage ments entered at all except the sea itulalion Tuesdays Koberaid cloudy Possibly be secured asserting i new record had becii day continued Hochl likewise con scl of68 B29s shot down and cool 3 i ceded the virtual end of Okinawa GO severely crippled The 1st i but contended the whole course bomber command here announced owa Partly cloudy with0 ivar wicrcon the rise or i 8 were lost over Kobe occasional showers Thursday of tflc nation is staked wili to force revision of OPA price fen lcies ser The Hong KonS and Canton do Ma from calling as lie hung there agreement to give Russia 3 votes Dennis was one of 3 said to have been bolj viveci by his parents and 2 sis with pillboxes nnd Barbara Wallis 5 and Mnryi I Thursday night and Friday dePend on the outcome of this I much change in temperature I battle of Okinawa alone hanlm j Where the final battle of dei i Mlnesoia Cloudy T h u r sd a y cision that is still to come will t A 1 0 H I U ging the price control program now would T be akin to lightins a match in IS INOt j powder factory The conversations of course TK i if i i t V niu j otu UiUii wuiiis a ann ivi n r v i 01 course r dugouts smlar to siand defenses Jeanne 1 and by the grandpa in a very intimate manI lion argument that cIianzinK the VTV ner and I im nnt tironnmri New York e t e c t i v e s hinted that a break may in ay come another year The present law ex pires June 30 Thursday in i is hoping for a rece mystery slaying of Albert E durinf Juy Langford as they trailed dozens of as wel1 gamblers and touch artists who led on the checkbook of his wealthy wife Homicide v possibly August squad officials ad mitted they had not pinned the slaying on any definite suspects but said several angles were coming to a point Wednesday night detectives again questioned George Riales fnend of the late Rafaelo Diaz former Metropolitan opera tenor and protege of Mrs Marion Lang V lOrvl c Senate leadership is counting on at least 1 month starting about July 10 House leaders arc talking about a Z month recess from July 10 to Sept 10 Before congress can get away however it still must face some knotty problems They include the fate of the office of price ad ministration the reciprocal trade program and appropriations for controversial war agencies the war department and lendlease The trend of the police search I was indicated by a restaurant manager who said during the uutiujg nit lengthy questioning of him police asked several times if he had seen Mrs Langford with a young man Latin type RECIPROCITY Pittsburgh lone stood in a blocklong line of women to get a pair of 51gauge nose for his wife She stands in cigaret lines for me he ex plained i ents Mr and Mrs Edward Smith Rockwell nnd Mr and Mrs Cleo Cuypers Dickey N Dak will be ner and I im not prepared to sa that everything discussed at ers southeast portion Thursday nightNot much change in tern perature Yalta could be rnnde the subject GlobeGa of a verbatim report Big 3 at Yalta IN MASON CITY London JP Aneurin Bevan the former butcher boy and Welsh coal miner who became a laborite member of parliament called Lady Astor an old gas bag in commons Thursday Oh dear1 the noble lady from Virginia and Plymouth re plied Bcvan was protesting that parliament had not sanctioned subsidies to encourage house building when Lady Astor made an audible comment Shut up went up the cry from the labor benches Lady Astor 65 and a staunch conservative jumped to her feet and appealed to the presiding of ficer Why does Mr Bevin expect complete silence when he repeats himself a hundred times Bcvan relorted It really is intolerable when this old gas bag gets up and gabbles away s will be report Maximum Wednesday relay morning at 5 at Yalta were Minimum Wednesday Catholic church Roosevelt At 8 a m Thursday P Murphy of nnci Marshal Stalin I Precipitation Truman Herring Son Meet Hollywood tan Charlie Chap with Father R ficiating Burial will be iitElm 62 SO Trace wood cemetery Buy your Bonds where the body will lie in slate until the time of services YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum ipitation 65 Washington Sen aPPeal to a higher court a re Ciydo L Herring of Iowa Thurs fusai of a trial on Joan Barrys luced his son Capt i cnarScs he fathered her 20 montn Herring to Presiden olc Superior Judge Clarence Kin caicl denied the white haired actor a new trial Wednesday on the grounds that although the evi dence was highly conflicting Miss Barrys story was sufficient t ovcr lan who heard the young of s story of German prisoner Buy your War Bonds and Designers List Radios 6 BestDressed Women Hollywood California ap parel creators organization of California fashion designers and manufacturers Thursday pub lished its first annual list of the 6 best dressed women in radio Harriett Hilliard was chosen for i her frocks Gracie Allen for her I suits Hedda Hopper for hats Ag 1st Draft of United Nations Charter San Francisco united nations conf r n approved a 172word preamble for the charter of the ifS To estallis11 conditions under which justice and resocct for thr sanitation 01 ooligations ansine frnm o7 The text follows The peoples of the united nations conference American edom and for these ends j To practice tolerance and livi as good neighbors and To unite our strength to itice and r standards of life m larger c together in peace with one another laciiinery for the promotion of economic assembled at San
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