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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP OEMIUMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DES tOINES MAKES AWL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL U Press ana United Press full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copjrl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE H Paper Consists a Two SectionsSection One NO 2IS NAVY HITS JAP SUICIDE AIRFIELDS INSIDE WASHINGTON How to Avoid Fist Fights Between Angry Congressmen By HELEN ESSARY Central Press Columnist Washington The extra legisla tive activities of those 2 congress men John Taber R New York and Pat Cannon D of Florida who light and fight over the expense allowance for house members convince me that a little of the extra United Slates cash should be used to set up a few punching bags in congression al cloak rooms If the irate legislators could give their big muscles a workout be fore meeting in debate brawls might be avoideci when the boys come face to face Lady members congress dont fight Or pull hair either They speak a few offstage words about each other now and then But you have to be pretty mean yourself to recognize anything but kind ness in even the worst intentioned adjectives Women members of congress not only behave better than the gents they also are better looking Most of the feminine members wear sleek suits plus frilly or tailored blouses and boutonnieres and such Also the feminine members have that brusheduplook the fashion magazines demand which is so difficult to combine with a career A whippeddownlook is much more easily achieved Congress woman Margaret C Smith of Maine is a smart look ing smart acting congresswoman She is you might say The con FINAL BATTLE FOR OKINAWA IS TOUGH GOING Yanks May Be Forced to Fight HandtoHand to Eradicate Survivors BULLETIN Guam troops eonsressiv o m a n She is alert and reliable thinks clearly and doesnt make mis takes Just read an entertaining magazine article on Maine Meets the Pacific by Mrs Smith in which the only woman member of the Naval Affairs committee tells of her25600 mile air trip to the Pacific the great strength of 1 closing in for the final kill on southern Okinawa captured the town of Gushican in a swift drive down the east coast that out flanked the Japanese garrisons mountain deathtrap front dis patches reported Friday Guam American troops plunged Friday into the final bat tle for Okinawa with every ex pectation of having to use gren ades in handtohand combat and to call upon flame throwing tanks before this bloody doorstep Japan could be called secure Japanese remnants smashed N a h aShuriYonabaru 20000 t into two separate groups but h were well entrenched One squeezed between the 6th and 1st marine divisions when the lat ter advanced 900 yards Thursday to within 300 yards of the west coast north of Itoman town This maneuver cut off Oroku penin sula The 2nd was well entrenched in the YaejuDake heights an es carpment rising to 450 feet in the center and stretching from Itoman to Hanagusuku on the eastern coast In both sectors the Japanese were defending their positions with intense machincgun and moTtar fire Although the enemy position was radio itself said so in Nipponese Where When of Big 3 Meet Is Object of Speculation Berlin Mentioned as Site GEN BRADLEY TO HEAD U Named by Truman ExChief of Army Group Washington President Truman called Friday on a 4star general of World war London observers speculated Friday that the 3 will meet somewhere in Europe or the middle east between June 18 and July 4 Some believed President Truman would meet Prime Minister Churchill and Premier I Stalin for the first time in Berlin I Mr Truman said Thursday that the meeting would come during Hie next 40 dass Diplomats In London suggested it most likely j would occur between the end of the San Francisco about June tlie British general election July 5 CARRIER PILOTS RENEWRAIDSON KAMIKAZE BASE 200 or More American Planes Press Attack Radio Tokyo Reports Guam hundred or more American carrier planes that Churchills attendance at a 3 parley during the election campaign would win votes to the conservative party w h i c h he M D n i i n heads The party would plug the N look after the af trip as proof of his indispensable fairs of veterans of all wars j role And by so doing he accented once more his Inclination to pick British politicians contended i raided Kanoya and other suicide i westerners for key jobs In his ad ministration General Bradley 52 commander of the mammoth 12th army group in Europe is from Sloberly Mo He will succeed CHINESE NARROW JAP ON troops have cap tured Mengshan in a push beyond Liuchow further reducing the Japaneseheld corridor running down the Asiamainland Along the coast Chinese have pushed northward to buting fahaaed areas are Japanesecontrolled End of Conference Nears About Women here is a bouquet for Mrs James M Helm white house social secretary Mrs Helm was secretary to Mrs Woodrow Wilson for 6 years She was sec retary to MrsT Roosevelt for 12 years Now Mrs Truman has de cided that life at the white house wont run smoothly and properly unless Mrs Helm remains as her social secretary So to the delight of everyone concerned Mrs Helm is going to stay on Many Women Will Envy Mrs Truman because she is the first lady aud because she is fitting so charmingly into her new and dif ficult role But I shall envy MrsTruman because in doing over the big 2nd floor of the white house she was able to move furniture around as she wished To try a table here and a chair there To pull up a sofa and switch a lamp To say Let me think now was a mistake What I really wanted was to put that green love seat under the gilt mirror Not the gold chair under the gilt mirror Let me see is that what I really want Im not quite certain Lets more the things around the other way Lets move everything the other way Lets make the bed1 proximately 120 miles room into the sitting room and the Attack on the suburbs bean sitting room into the sewing room after the Chinese had routed a I believe Id like the rose rug VOTING FORMULA D Chester W Nimitzs communiquereported 66324Japa nesehad been killed on Okinawa from the April 1 invasionthrough June 6 This was an increase of 4805 in the past week Latest esti mates were that the original gar rison totaled about 85000 Japa nese troops Aircraft and tanks supported ground operations as weather im proved Tanks led columns of the 96th division in a 1000 yard ad vance through hills northeast of Yuza Town two miles due east of Itoman Navy planes sank two small cargo ships off Kyushu and de stroyed a cargo vessel in the east China sea Three other ships were damaged Chinese Take Town Extend Coastal Hold Chungking UP Chinese troops battled into the southern suburbs of Futing Friday extend ing their control of the East China coast opposite Okinawa to ap bctter in the hall No Lets study for a while I doubt if Mrs Truman did the actualpulling and shoving of the furniture herself though she may have given a piano or an arm chair a slight push here and there But what fun to have the white house to work on Not the first floor of the white house That is sacred to the Fine Arts commis sion Nobody as much as straight ens out a rug there without per mission of the board of visitors or something or other But think of the attic and cellar storerooms that Mrs Truman could dig into All those half for gotten pieces there Bought by some first lady and discarded by the next first lady who thought she had better taste than her pre decessor Fixing up the white house would spell complete heav en to most women Wirichells Daughter Calls Off Marriage Beverly nHr Cal Winchell said Friday his daughter Walda had decided to seek an an nulment of her threedayold marriage to William Lawless The columnist quoted her as telling him in a telephone cal from New York City We had a long talk and agreed we had made a big mistake Winchell said Walda IB added that she and Lawless had not lived together since their marriage Tuesday Lawless 29 of Cam bridge Mass is an art student and former army staff sergeant Japanese seaborne relief force which was landed at Siapu 35 miles below Futing in an effort to halt the coastal sweep which began at Foochow 3 weeks ago Meanwhile a Chinese communi que reported savage battling was raging in the northern suburbs of Liuchow former American air base in central Kwangsi province indicating that earlier frontline dispatches of the citys capture had been premature Three Chinese columns had been closing on the city from the north west and southwest A Chinese military spokesman said Friday that severance of the Japanese corridor through China had left an estimated 200000 Japanese troops in southern Asia cut off from supplies or rein forcements Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Friday night Partly cloudy Saturday Slowly rising temperatures Iowa Mostly cloudy Friday an Friday night Slightly warmer north Friday Saturday partly cloudy Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday becoming partly cloudy Saturday after noon Occasional light showers north and central portions Fri day night Slightly warmer Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazetteWeath er Sta tisti cs Maximum Thursday rT56 Minimum Thursday 52 At 8 a m Friday 54 Precipitation 02 inch Bows to U S Opposition to Veto San Francisco na ion acceptance of a Big 5 veto voting formula for a world secur ty council Friday appeared ain A successful end of the unit id nations conference is in sight Russias dramatic acceptance of i statement that the bigpower veto could not be used to block discussion of any case presented to he council broke 3 weekold deadlock late Thursday and put he conference over the hill Ten days to 2 weeks more of committee work and speechmak ng remain to get the united na ions charter in final shape for signing but no more major issues are on the horizon It took the combined efforts of Premier Stalin Harry Hopkins who was then in Moscow and Sec retary of State Stettinius who acted with President Trumans approval to end the deadlock rlopkins on instructions from Stetlinius asked Stalin to recon sider soviet insistence that any of ihe Big 5 could veto even discus sion in the peaceenforcement council of an international dis pute The other 4 major powers Pvt Royee Rossum Killed in Action on April 29 Is the Second 3 Sons to Give His Life1 in the Service Pvt Royce D Rossum 19 son of Mr andMrs Anton Hossum 1120 Pennsylvania N E was killed on Okinawa on April 29 according to a message received here from the war department This is the 2nd son of the Ros sums to have given his life in the service MM Althon Rossum was reported lost on a destroyer in the Pacific last fall The re maining son Gordon is with a medical corps in Germany The Rossums have no other children Royce had riot been heard from since the middle part of April but according to a story received from headquarters May 24 he was seeing action with the 27th infantry division the TCnicker bockers against the enemy in the Ryukyuan stronghold The di vision had landed on the island on April 9 it was stated Royce entered the service last September He took his basic training at Camp Hood Tex and was home on a short furlough in February before going to Fort Ord Cal and from there soon after overseas During his basic training he was awarded 2 expert Leaders of the opposition labor party said they suspect Churchill will try some diplomatic coup just before the election President Trumans 40day pre diction ends July 17 in the period I between life chief polling day and did not want a single veto vote tol medals for the rifle and 57 mm block roundtable talk Stalin reversed the soviet posi tion acting according to his spokesman here in the interest of unanimity and to speed the con ference to success Russian Ambassador Andrei Gromyko first advised Stettinius of Moscows action Thursday Then he told it to Stettinius and repre sentatives of Britain China and France at a midafternoon meet ing at the secretarys penthouse headquarters The five next rushed to conference at the veterans building and amid much applause announced the news to the delegation chairmen of ths ROYCE D ROSSUM other 45 nations represented here After days of tension and anx iety lest the big powers split per manently 4 to 1 on this issue delegates emerged from the steer ing committee conference room chatting and smiling Thursday night drafting experts of the Big 5 final shape to a statement just how the Yalta voting formula would work out in the security council This statement is designed to an swer 22 questions submitted by small nations more than 2 weeks ago It goes before a conference com mittee Friday and Senator Con nally American mem ber of the committee said he would nrge immediate action so that this and other conference business which has been delayed by the veto fight can speedily be cleared away Connally predictedthat the small nations would accept the veto voting arrangement as de fined irS the statement although he said there may be some ob jections Patton Hoping He Gets Crack at Japs Flies to Los Angeles Boston George S Patton Jr hoping he was on his way to fight the Japanese flew from the Bedford airport for Los Angeles off be fore most of the million people who gave Him a heros welcome Thursday had left their homes for their work The dynamic guntoting chief of the invincible 3rd army stirred by the welcome of his adopted state upon his first re turn to the United States from the war in Europe told newsmen I sincerely hope I tight the Japanese The genera was accompanied by Mrs Patton My ambition he said in an interview is to get to the Pa cific but it may not be fulfilled He declined politely to amplify his remark but said a general officer can not be quoted is to the possibilities of his assign ments CROAT FASCISTS EXECUTED By The Associated Press Premier Dr Nikola Mahdic and 5 other leaders of the former Croatian fascist government have been executed after conviction ol high treason and war crimes by a Zagreb court martial the Yugo slav Telegraph agency said Thurs day Frank T Hines is resigning to take another but un disclosed post offered him by the president Hines has been head of the veterans administration since 1923 and Mr Tniman said he be lieved it was time the veterans had someone who served in the current war running their affairs The west and midwest retained their share of other presidential appointments made public Thurs day at another ot the new chief executive hot copy news con ferences They included John B Hutson ot Kentucky to be undersecretary of agricul ture and W Stuart Symington of St Louis to be chairman of the surplus property board Hutson now an assistant to War Mobilizer Fred Vlnson was named to succeed G rover B Hill of Texas who resigned Symington president of the Emerson Electric company will succeed former Senator Guy Gillette of Iowa who asked to step out July 15 Their selection thus follows the pattern Mr Truman set in 4 cab inet designations Another appointment announced Thursday was that of an easter ner Paul M Herzog of New York City to be a member of the na tional labor relations board to suc ceed H A Millis resigned Herzog former chairman of the New York state labor relations board has been doing labor relations work for the navy as a reserve lieuten ant Discussing the HinesBradley shift Mr Truman a veteran o World war I himself told report ers he would not have liked to have a SpanishAmerican war man conducting veterans affairs for the last Z decades or more The president reiterated a pre vious assertion that the veterans administration will be modern ized He said that as presently con stituted it is adequate to handl the affairs of World war I veter ans only On capitol hill congres sional investigators went aheac with their probe into V A unde terred by the shift at the top Brig Gen the announcement of results July 26 It was thought Churchill SHE DIDNT LEAD EVEN A DOGS LIFE Los Angeles Aybun Harwood was granted a divorce after she testified that her hus band Donald Kissed his dog ev ery night when he returned home let the dog sleep with them left their bedroom window open so his cat could go out and in as it de sired and that the cat brought gophers in and I had to kill them Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy vould rather turn the Big 3 meet ng to good campaign effect than jo during the interim when his iiture status was locked up in ballot boxes As for the scene of the meeting he only fact known officially is that it will be held outside the British Isles Speculation that the 3 leaders would confer in Berlin was ex ensive Advocates said Berlin would be a dramatic scene for a victory meeting and also would meet Stalins known reluctance to travel too far from the Russian sphere The middle east also was a pos sible meeting place though a less likely one since the Levant crisis The British oppose Trench pro posals for a Big 5 meeting on the middle eastern situation and might not welcome the presence of top Russian representatives in the region at a time when Gen Charles De Gaulle is trying to Sraiv the Soviets into a British French controversy Another complicating factor was the health of Foreign Secre tary Anthony Eden He was tak ing a complete rest at his country home to recover from a duodenal ulcer and general fatigue He will be inactive at least another 10 days Even after that It is uncertain that Eden would be in proper physical condition for the diffi cult trip and intense negotiations Churchill depends heavily on Eden and wants him to attend the If Eden were unable to go Minister of State Richard K Law former foreign undersecre tary would go in his place Suggestions that Clement R Attlee leader of the labor party also go along to give labors blessing to any decisions reached have been received coolly by the labor party plane bases on Kyushu in south ern Japan shortly after noon Fri day Radio Tokyo reported Tokyo said the planes attacked in waves of 30 to 40They pre sumably came from fast carrier task forces attached to Admiral William F Halseys famed 3rd fleet but there was no Immediate confirmation from Pacific fleet headquarters The enemy apparently in tended to forestall the activities of the special attack suicide corps based on these airfields Tokyo said However almost no damage was sustained by our ground installations Kanoya lies on the easternshore of Kagoshima Bay on southern Kyushu Radio Tokyo also said Ameri can Superfortresses were min utely reconnoitering even me dium and small cities in Japan preparatory to stepping up their aerial bombardment of the home islands The broadcast came while the 2st bomber command was await ing reconnaissance photographs to assess the damage caused to ar senals and other targets in Osaka Japans biggest war production center in Thursdays 2300 ton B29 raid The Superfortresses bombed by instrument through an overcast I that prevented observation of refM suits Two bombers were lost Radio Tokyo warned the Japa nese people that frbrnnowon enemy raids will be all the more frequent bombing objectives will be enlarged and we can expect that medium and small cities in local areas will be hit It urged the smaller Japanese cities to take adequate defense measures especially against fire raids Another Tokyo broadcast said that Maj Gen Ikozo Iketani and 16 other members of a special po lice air defense corps had died fighting fires in the imperial palace grounds during the Super fortress raid on Tokyo May 26 THE SHOW MUST GO ON Jonesboro Ark cu attendance at the Burnt Hill com munity war board auction to one person but the quota was raised The lone purchaser was James Roosevelts Expect First Child Beverly Hills Cal James Roosevelt Friday confirmed reports she and her husband eld est son of the late president ex pected their first child in Novem ber Col Roosevelt and the former Romelle Schneider 29 derwent an operation at the Mayo Asbury 7th war married here in April 1341 LAVAL TO FACE TRIAL IN FRANCE Chief French Quisling to Return From Spain Paris UR The government announced Friday that a French plane now is at Barcelona to re turn Pierre Laval to France to face charges as a traitor in his collaboration with the nazis Laval chief of government in the Vichy regime during the Ger man occupation of France is ex pected to be flown back to his homeland at any time an official announcement said The Spanish government agreed to turn Laval over to the French and asked that a plane be dis patched to take him away from Barcelona where he landed after a flight from Switzerland in the last days of the European war The status of Laval in this country and exactly how his case would be handled has not been made clear He was tried once as a traitor and sentenced to death in absentia There has been some speculation that he might be tried by the allies as a war criminal PATTON RETURNS TO U S Gen George S Patton arrived home by air from the wars in Europe to a thunderous ovation at Bedford Mass and together with 46 other decorated officers and men was given a 17gun salute He was met by his wife and son with whom he is shown above and by Gov Maurice J Tobin and Maj Gen Sher man Miles commandant of the first service command Expect Congressional Probe Into Background Espionage Arrests Washington demands arc expected for identi fication of officials who hired 3 government employes charged here by the FBI with violation of the espionage act The 3 were in a group of 6 per sons arrested this week on charges of taking or using confidential government papers some of which were top secrets A published statement said that Philip Jaffe one ot those arrested had communist connections There was neither confirmation nor de nial here Jaffe a naturalized American was born in Russia But the stale department did deny that it had requested sup pression of information indicat ing that some or all of the arrest ed persons had been closely iden tified with the communist move ment   

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