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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             HOME EDITION DEPARTMENT OF HtSTOSY AND U NORTH IOWAS DAILY EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSrAPER THAT MAKES ALt NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON cm IOWA TUESDA ThU Piper ComUU ot Two On BOMBOn Okinawas Yontan airfield nrnine e abandoned Jap baka bomb The weapon equipped with wings fins and tail fromSf missionThe bomb is launched irom an airplane AP wirephoto Kayenay engraving Aussies Tighten Grip on Brunei Harbor Push South on Borneo Manila 9th division troops rapidly exploiting their smoothlyexecuted landings pn British Borneo deepened their hold on the great Brunei Bay fleet anchorage Tuesday and triideed soutnwestward within 40 miles of the important Seria oil fields against surprisingly scanty Japanese opposition When the U S 7th fleet put the Australians and Gen Douglas ashore Sunday morn ing the Japanese were found INSIDE largely to have fled before the t terrifying weight of the prelim WASHINGTON nd air bombart In the 2 days since sporadic machine run and rifle fire and an occasional mortar burst have been the only reported eneciy resist ance observers Around forces in the rein anticipate that the AFL has a heyday in sight with appoint ment of Judge Lewis B Schwel lenbach as secretary of labor AFL Happy CIO Silent on New Labor Secretary By Central Press Capital Staff velts administration havebeen extremely silent on Sehwellen bachs appointment The late pres ident was in effect his own labor secretary and the CIO did not join in the clamor to have Miss Perk ins removed and have labor re lations returned to the labor de partments jurisdiction The AFL pickings were corresr pondingly lean under the old set tip Now the federation hopes the governments labor relations will swing a little more in its direction Capitol Hill sources hear that Hep Clinton Anderson D of New Mexico who take over July 1 as chief of the agriculture depart ment andcombined war food ad ministration will be given some control over the OPA It is ex pected that Anderson will take over coordination of all govern ment food fast 1 Frances positionin the middle east disturbances has provoked stern rebukes from the United States and is viewed gravely in London In the wake of British armed action and the bluntlyworded American note to France there can no doubt but that the two powers view France as the aggres sor in the disturbances in Syria and Lebanon The conflict has brought an other reduction In the evaluation of Gen Charles DeGauUe by the allied world o In 1941 says the census bureau about seven out of every 100 babies born in the United States started life with the handicap of not having their birth registered Top secrecy surrounds plans for the civilian control of Germany but it will not be soft military observers declare Chief difficulty in Germany however is getting together withthe Russians over the difficult barriers of language and independent Ideas of what should be done It is believed that ultimate com mon recognition the type of government to exercise control promises great difficulty which may make the Polish problem pale Fighting Flares Again in Syrian Fracas Beyrouth again broke out in Syria Monday when 30 were wounded in a clash be tween Syrians and native troops under the French dispatches from Damascus said Tuesday The brief battle occurred at Jisr Elchagour halfway between LAttaquie and Aleppo Two Brit ish tanks intervened and restored order the dispatches said uiicl more navaljpejrr the coastal village Brooketon tie island of Muara the Labuan island airfield and principal town of Victoria and inarched through sticky heat on Brunei capitalof the British pro tectorate of Brunei 15 miles southwest of Brooketon The chief fight put tip by the enemy thus far was reported at the Labuan airfield where 2 small but determinedpockets of resistance required several boors for elimination Australian cavalry commands made a small landing on the mainland side of the island to clean out Japanese mortars and drive towards Tambalai airstrip which the enemy had been con structing at the far end of the 6 by10mile isle The captured Labuan strip was bombpitted and knee deep in lush jungle grass but Australian engi neers went to work immediately and expected to have it opera tional quickly The broad expanse of Brunei bay itself was a major allied prize Almost completely landlocked it gives secure anchorage within 800 miles of Singapore TheJapanese in their heyday used it as o re fueling place for their fleet On the west side of the bay oth er Australian 9th division forces were moving freely dowp the road leading from Brooketon to Brunei Some 40 miles southwest down the coast lies the Seria oil dis trict which before the war pro duced 6000000 barrels of petro leum annually Thirtyfive miles farther on is the old field of Miri which produced lOOOiOOO barrels a year Labor Hails Court Rulings as Victory Washington UP Leaders of or ganized labor Tuesday hailed the latest supreme court ruling as a victory over state efforts to regu late union activities In its busiest day of the present term the court Monday outlawed a Florida statute requiring labor unions and their agents to register and be licensed with the state In another important decision the high court directed the ac quittal of 24 former German American bundists convicted in New York of ad vising bund mem The court VddJLvered tf ornial cfei Buy yonr War Bonds and Stamps from yonr GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy day becoming fair Wednesday No decided change in tempera ture Possibly widely scattered showers Tuesday night Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday and Tuesday night Warmer in east and central portions Wednes day generally fair Cooler north Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night with show ers or thunderstorms east and central p o r t i o n s Wednesday partly cloudy Cooler northwest portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statistics Maximum Monday 71 Minimum Monday 48 At 8 a m Tuesday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 57 Precipitation 320 nbunced meet again next Monday 3 weeks past the date originally set for its summer adjournment Fifteen cases on the docket are still barring adjournment They include the governments anti trust suit against the Associated Press and ihe fight of Harry Bridges west coast labor leader to escape deportation to his native Australia as an alien communist Justice Hugo L Black writing a 7 to 2 decision held the Florida labor law invalid on the grounds that it conflicted with collective bargaining freedoms granted em ployes in the national labor rela tions act The tribunal refused however to rule on the constitutionality ol an Alabama law regulating unions because a dispute had never actu ally arisen over the laws opera tion Lee Pressman general counsel for CIO onions declared that the ruling in the Florida case sus tained the CIO position that state cannot pass legislation which interferes with the rights of labor onder the Act Herbert S Thatcher assistant to Joseph Partway general counsel of the AFL felt the decision should prove a very effective deterrent to state interference with inter state industries operating unde the national labor relations act Both attorneys expressed the opinion that the court would fol low the pattern by upsetting the Alabama law if we can bring an actual test suit to trial Iowa Delegation Votes With Majority on 2 of 3 Bills in Congress Washington all re publican congressional delegation voted with the majority oh pieces of legislation Monday and with the minority on a 3rd Six ham Dolliver Gwynne Hoeven Le Compte and with the majority when the house or dered consideration of legislation to outlaw poll tax payment as a qualification for voting in federal elections Rep Jensen voted against consideration of the bill and Rep Martins vote was among those paired for the meas ure Senators Hickenlooper and Wil son went along with the majority when the senate adopted the wherry amendment designed to guarantee profits to producers of agricultural commodities switched to the minority however when the senate adopted an amendment to the price control extension bill assuring packers sn overall profit on each major type of meat Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from yonr GlobeGazette carrier boy Surrender Ultimatum on Okinawa AIR RAIDS ON SnillNation Balking at IA P A N Pft fly 5 Dwindles I Mr HH UU UR as Conference Nears End 24HOUR BASIS Radio Tokyo Reports B29s Fighter Hit Southern Islands Guam UR American planes ranging from fighters to Super fortresses attacked southern Ja pan Tuesday putting the air as sault against the enemy homeland on a virtual aroundtheclock schedule The new raids were reported by Radio Tokyo after the 21st bomber command announced that B29s alone have burned out 10323 square miles oE 8 ot Japans largest industrial cities since last November Tokyo said 2 E24 Liberators teammates of the Flying Fort resses in the aerial devastation of Europe flew over southern Japan for the first time They were sighted over eastern Kyushu but apparently dropped no bombs About 40 Thunderbolts and other American lighters like the Liberators presumably based on Okinawa attacked airfields near the Kanoya naval base and else where in southern and eastern Kyushu Radio Tokyo said The raids began at a m debate and begin Voting on amend ments j Only 6 little nations have spoken against the voting formula during 2 days ol debate others were to and lasted an hour and a said half An equal number 40 of Sur perfprtresses mined waters off Kyushu early Tuesday morning San Francisco Little nation opposition to big power veto 01 W y COUndl Monday as the Bg tWs l3St major is3uc at l BERLIN RETAINS NAZI SPIRIT Much Education Needed to Stamp Out Attitude By EDDIE GILMORE Tuesday to erl Delayed The the charter which will provide the splrlt nazism sin lives in Ber new leagues chapter Vlrulent and brazen and with viucra were IO speak Tuesday But the bit are confident of mnsterinc the necessary majority for writinf tHe formula into the char r i The conference itself mean while virtually leaped toward adjournment Another commis sion was to hold a public meeting lems Several closed that other American had destroyed or damaged68 en emy aircraft wrecked a number of ships and blasted installations from the Paramushiru naval base ir the northern Kuriles north of Japan to the Sakishima islands southwest of Okinawa Sunday and Monday Army Mustangs from Ixvo set the pace Monday with their 2nd attack in as many days on Japa nese airfields near Tokyo Six teen enemy planes were de stroyed 3 probably destroyed and 33 damaged at Tqkorozawa air base 25 miles northwest of Tokyo and Atsugi naval air station 25 miles southwest of the capital The fighters returned without loss from the 1700 mile round trip new leagues chapter on enforcement arrangements and military agreements for providing the security council vilh armed forces when needed That chapter is designed to pre pare the organization for armed intervention to keep the peace Another c h a p t e to eradicate some of the economic and social causes of tenta tively approved by a commission Monday It would create an inter national council to promote solu tion of economic and social prob other committees are ready to report to their parent commissions the one on regional arrangements having approved Its report Monday Conference officials areleaving no stone un turned iu their effortto complete the work here by June JO Monday for ontfof last meetingsisrthe NobHill apartmentof Secretary of State Edward R Steltinius Jr They agreed to oppose mention in the charter of the right of with drawal of a member from the or ganization They contend the right is implicit and that introduction of it at this late date would have a psychological effect on world Corsair fighters from destroyed 12 enemy Strong Marine Okinawa planes over Kyushu Sunday British Meet Jap Burma Resistance Calcutta Ufi British troops pushing Japanese remnants to ward the Thailand have encountered strong resistance at milestone 1375 on the Toungoo Mawchi road east of Toungoo a communique said Tuesday Elsewhere in Burma only pa trol actions were reported Planes ot the eastern air com mand attached a srnal convoy in the Jumbhor area o the Gulf of Siam Monday Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GIobcGizette carrier boy Canada Votes King Back Into Office Ottawa rime Minister W L Mackenzie Kings government was back in office Tuesday for another term late returns from Mondays general election giving it a slim majority in the new house of commons with the aid of 45 straight liberals and 8 sup porting independentliberals from the Frenchspeaking province of Quebec The results were based entirely on civilian votes and may be af fected by the ballots of service men and women at home and abroad which are not to be counted for another 10 days There are approximately 750000 rc eligible in the armed services of Gerrnsm atrocities whom about 500000 were ex pected tovote temerity enough to come out on the street and spread propaganda aimed at playing one of the allies off against another Houses have been and are be ing set afire by Hitler youths and at least 2 Russian officers have been shot and killed by snipers Without question some follow ers of Hitler are performing just as the Russians predicted they would carrying on operations behind the backs of the allies and seeking to spread the seed of dis trust and commit sabotage wher ever they can I was walking alone near what if ow beinS used as the iuwn nail when ayoung German about 17 or 18 rode up on a bicycle me he said in passing English Are you British or American I told him to about the I had1 just arrived here from Moscow but he apparently thought I had come fromFrance or direct from the United States so I did not enlighten him FLAG is the 3 cent purple postage stamp featuring Associated Press Photographer Joe Rosen thals famed Iwo J i m a flag raising picture The stamp hon oring the achievements of Ihe marine corps will he placed on sale July 11 at Washington D C White House Needs House for OPA Aid Washington UP Administra tion leaders confidently predicted Tuesday that the house will knock out of price control extension leg islation an amendment to assure farmers a costplus price for their produce Meanwhile the house banking and committee heard er A Johnstonpresidentot the unltea Stales chamber of com merce testify that an over whelm ing majorityof businessmen want the apt continued adding should be the purpose to continue as our general policy the i i oaa not enlighten him Uu genuiji poucy tne He looked around him in a holdlnfis wartime prices in line and at the same time to flex them upward in those places where it is essential to give encouragement to the maximum production needed for reconversion guarded way and then said We have just finished a war with the Russians and you will have a war with them too He talked on and on It was the old nazi line the same as they had used during the war i A red army officer appeared down the street So long said the young German hopping on his bicycle and peddling off See you next war I have talked to about 50 Ger mans in Berlin and most of them are quick to argue that Germany was not to blame for the war While condemning Hitler public ly is very popular the childishness of this tactic is very apparent The Germans mechanically wait for your applause for saying nasty things about their late I fuehrer One hardly expects the popu lace to throw roses at anyone wearing an American British or Kussian uniform but T Japs Retake Chinese Town Near Liuchow Chungking UR Coimterat forces recap tured Ishan 43 miles west of the former American air base of Liu chow Monday an American ad visor to the Chinese combat com mand announced Tuesday Ishan had been occupied aim ua sunciay m a mopup clay by one oE 3 Chinese columns operation behind the divisions closing m on Liuchow Front dispatches said Chinese forces had recaptured Pingyan 30 miles south of Wenchow on tile south Chekiang coast June 9 Russian uniform but A Chinese communique re prepared for the way most of the poried Tuesday that the JapaIn the tough Oroku peninsula BcrJmers have reacted to their vere tlffhtening defenses and i pocket battle against remnants defeat i launching counterattacks all i he Japanese naval landing force A I fHr nnnJ t ytl r 11 a TOKYOREPORTS NEW LANDINGS IN FAR SOUTH Nip Commander Ignores Buckners Negotiation Offer End Nears Guam A surprise Ameri can landing on the southern beaches of Okinawa which would completely encircle the main Japanese force trapped on a for tified plateau was reported Tuesday by Tokyo radio as the doomed Nipponese ignored an of fer to negotiate a surrender With the lauding the enemy broadcast said U S Ifltb army troops besan an allout offen sive to wind up the fcampaien acaiiist the estimated 15000 Nip ponese still alive No mention of the reported landing has been made by U S headquarters Destruction of all Japanese re sistance on this island is merely a matter of days said Lt Gen Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr 10th army commander in an ultima tum to the Nipponese commander From Buckners headquarters on Okinawa Associated Press Correspondent Al Dopking re ported 3 copies of an offer to ne gotiate an end to the campaign were dropped near a cave believed to be a Japanese commanders headquarters although Buckner knew there was only one chance in 100 of its being accepted The deadline passed with no reply It was the 1st time in the cen tral or western Pacific campaigns that such an offer has been made The brought no lull in the American 3 division sault on YaejuDake 3 mile long cave riddledfortified escarpment on which enemy survivors are making their death stand Japanese for thc 1st time were reported firms phosphorous shells in a desperate effort to halt the Yanks Attacking as savagely as the Japanese fought back Maj Gen James L Bradleys 96th division killed hundreds of the enemy sealing them in caves as they fought step by step up the es carpment Fifty caves on the coral cliff face were sealed with demolition blasts in 2 hours The 7th divisions 184th regi ment cleared out 419 caves as they mopped up on the eastern flank 300 caves were seared with flame throwers and blasted with demo lition charges by the 184th Mon day and 119 Sunday in a mopup operation behind the d 17th and 32nd regiments It was the 96th divisions 381st resiment which scaled a 10foot cliff to a Yaeju plateau top in a surprise assault launched at 4 a The Germans t street have heard L talked to on the onS thc conlinenta1 d very little of Chinese for corridor It ces had been King and his party who have governed Canada continuously since 1935 and for 18 of the years since 1921 won easily their nearest rivals the progressive conservatives but had their prev ious overwhelmin sharply forced towithdraw under enemy From the way the Germans C0lnternttack from thc Indo seem to view the entire situation i chlna border town of Chung one gains the impression that it June 7 w sjjLuii Uldt II will take a lot of education to o o eucaton to thc 20 Injured in Wreck Buy your War Bonds iidi v II a a inCl majority cut Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy ISOLATED ON OKINAWA JAPS FEAR that Okinawa had been reduced to an iscrtatpH island fVQ g naa oeen redurcd tn an ou v T wfarTof Jfanese radio beyan warning its people of imminent in vasion of the homeland islands while General of the Armv Douglas MacArthur stated Okinawa to k T nwhllethemap at the the last vital moves in the and rl 1 the of marines who attacked Naha and 2 clearance of the eastern coast of the enemy by American forces The derail ment or z cars of a 105car merI chandise train when the floor of one car loaded with tin plate in bundles gave way caused minor injuries to about 20 passengers on tJlfi often miscalled marines garri son Maj Gen Lemuel C Shep herd Jrs Gth marine division captured machineguns taken by the Nipponese from wrecked planes around Naha airfield and set up for defense on the penin sula the leathernecks had closed their trap on the enemy to about one square mile and had the Nip ponese surrounded on 3 sides Naha harbor was the 4th side One Bradleys New York division repulsed several Japanese at tempts to oust it from its toehold on the escarpment at a point 600 was coast against ifeM resistance fv Raining about 650 yards rtf Snflhe on tne Burlington s Chicago to Mukue river to increase the vol j vmtagu iu Denver merchandise train the car left the tracks and was followed by the 50th J C Grisingcr gen eral superintendent of the rail road here reported The 2 cars fell over a section of double track 3 miles east of Bur lington and on the Illinois side of the Mississippi river sideswiping the 2nd section of the San Fran cisco to Chicagobound Flyer car rying military personnel None of the passenger cars was derailed but windows were broken show ering glass on the occupants Burlington physicians and nurses administered first aid at the scene and Bell was hospitalized for fur ther treatment His age and home town were not learned immedi ately He was being transferred from Sacramento Cal to Macon Ga ume and speed of supplies On Oroku peninsula Ihe trapped Japanese naval landing troops were making a characteristically desperate stand to the death They still were able to bring out ar tillery firing a heavy concentra tion of phosphorous shells on the leathernecks Twentyeight Japanese doctors and volunteers from the Guam prisoner of war camp have been sent to Okinawa to assist Ameri can doctors in ministering to the more than 150000 Okinawans un der military rule The volunteers reservists and include 8 doctors and 20 corps Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from yonr GlobeGazette carrier boy l   

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