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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and Vailed Press Full Leased Wires States from Eu overseas indicate MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LUZON FREED MARTHUR SAYS IN COMMUNIQUE American Naval Losses in Ryukyu Campaign Reach 43619 Mark By LEONARD MILLRIAN Associated Press War Editor Invasion worried Japan created a special defense command to guard the approaches to Tokyo Thursday as the officially pro claimed liberation of Luzon island in the Philippines shifted the Pa cific spotlight to unusual allied activity at either end of the broken Nipponese empire SoberingAmerican naval losses In the Kyukyu island campaign boosting the cost of Okinawa to 43619 American casualties were j reported simultaneously with the g first U S naval task force pene tration of the Okhotsk sea north of Japan which knocked out a 5 ship convoy and partial confirma tion of the bombardment of Ba likpapan in Borneo which Tokyo saidwas in its 20th day Everybody in Japan is talking of Tokyo admitted One Nipponese correspondent said the country was preparing special sui cide attack weapons almost equal ling the number of tanks and guns used in the European war The mikados government cre ated a Tokyo defense army com mand under Maj Gen Minoru limura to counter enemy at tempts at invasion That is the 9th regional defense command in Japan 3 of them created this month Tokyos invasion talk included possible landings on Japan China the Malay a peninsula with its prized Singapore naval base Ba likpapan and its oil refineries and Kume island where unconfirmed reports said American assault troops have already landed to ex tend the American invasion bases in the Okinawa region Allied announcements ignored invasion reports but told of American divisions and Filipino guerrillas closing a 20 mile gap in Luzon islands Cagayan valley climaxing a campaign that over ran the 200 mile valley in 28 days Gen Douglas MacArthur de scribed the battle for the valley and its surrounding mountain country as one of the most sav age and bitterly fought in Ameri can history Junction in the val ley he said virtually completed liberation of Luzon island largest and last in tlte Philippines to be proclaimed liberated Japanese dead mounted to 113 593 compared with 15178 Ameri can casualties included 3793 dead 34 missing 11351 wounded The same disproportionate fig for seaand ground forces weie announced in the Okinawa rjm paign Japanese killed and captured 46319 Ameri cans killed wounded or missing New American figures were ex clusively killed and missing 4824 wounded These included nearly 1000 casualties on the carrier Franklin and 656 on the carrier Bunker Hill Damage to the Bunker Hill May 11 was announced Wednes day night while she was still un dergoing repairs at the Puget Sound Wash OPA Sees Slightly More Meat for July But Hikes Point Values on Margarine IVashinprfnvt i quirements OPA also credited its drive navy yard Bremerton Damage to the destroyer Halsey Powell 90 miles off southern Japan by a suicide plane March M was also announced Wednes day night She suffered cas ualties and fought 3 days to es cape sinking She is undergoing repairs at Long Beach Cal Of the 1400 American ships in volved in the Okinawa operation 33 were sunk and SO damaged Joseph W k4lnawa eli took over command of TT n UJ i j 101h army which in cludes the 7th division he for merly commanded Reportedly invaded Kume island is 50 miles closer to China a familiar stamp ing ground of Stilwell Chinese troops reported they had captured part of the former S air base at Liuchow in south east China and a railway station Liuchow Thirteen Japanese were report h rfrf hundred J i r weie report charges n edly killed in a 10 day battle 1 Germans against meat black market opera ors as another factor in improv ng distribution The weekly average supply of jeef next month will be 90090000 pounds compared with 73530OOC Bounds In June while the weekly total of veal will be 24180000 lounds up 1110000 pounds from his month However pork supply will be down to 85100000 pounds from 1240000 and lamb available will otal 10030000 pounds a decrease The mutton supply in July will be 2790000 pounds a week up600 000 from June The 2 point a pound increase for margarine is necessary OPA said ecause of decreased supply to mprove distribution The third quarter allocation the agency pointed out is only 87100000 Jounds as compared with 91500 000 pounds for the quarter now ending The reduction in cheese point alues is being made despite the act civilians will receive only 47000000 pounds of cheese in the ulySeptember quarter 21000 pounds less than in this quar er The cut was ordered because he war food administration has uspended production restrictions or the month to July 15 and lower point values are necessary to prevent spoilage Such varieties as Cheddar cheese are being reduced to 8 points a pound down 4 while a number of others including cream neuf chatel limburger and canenbert So from 6 to 4 points a pound The new value for such kinds as buttermilk and bakers cheese is 2 points a pound down from 4 Explaining the point value hike for canned fish OPA said the civ ilian supply for the year begin ning July 1 is estimated at 197 800000 pounds a 346 per cent re duction from the amount vailable in the last 12 months These are examples of the point increases Mackerel and sardines 4 to 6 points a pound salmon shrimp tuna 6 to 9 oysters 2 to 4 Collaborationist Shot Annccy France Count Maurice Roussy De Sales former lord mayor of Thorens was shot to death by 3 unidentified assail ants Wednesday as policemen were escorting him to court for ques tioning prior to his trial on charges of collaboration with the that the supply will be 5 per cent greater than this monthbut at the same time handed out this gloomy news From next Sunday through July 18 margarine wilt cost 14 points i pound instead of 12 white canned fish will require 2 to 3 more points a pound On the brighter side cheese point values will be reduced from 2 to 4 points a pound pending on the kind Current ration values on butter and all canned fruits and vege tatjles will be maintained through the July period While the average weekly sup ply of meat in July will be up slightly present point values for nearly all cuts must be main tained to improve distribution to shortage areas OPA said The only meat value changes are for 7 fat pork cuts which go up 1 or 2 points a pound These include jowls fatbacks plates sides and jowl and plate bacon Regular bacon is not affected OPA said that while the scarcity of ration meats is still acute re Ports from its field officesindicate that meat is reaching many re tailersin greater quantities and with greater regularity than be fore Price Administrator Chester Bowles has attributed this im provement to OPAs new meat program which is designed to move a greater supply across state lines to deficit areas The 5 per cent increase in total civilian supply for July on the other hand results principally jcom a reduction in the armys re HAMPER WAR PRODUCTION 100000 Workers Idle in Junsdictional Tieups By UNITED PRESS Jurisdictional and unionman agement disputes throughout the country kept some 100000 work ers off their wartime jobs Thurs day A backtowork agreement among 11500 strikers provided a break in the turbulent Detroit la bor situation however Yet de spite a vote Wednesday night of CIO United Auto Workers to end a 6day walkout at the Hudson Motor Car Company an estimated 0000 still were idle in the De troit area Strikes protesting the hiring of rival union members for the re conversion jobs in the motor city affected approximately 17500 Ford Motor company employes and 30000 others at the Packard Aircraft Motor plant Bufld Whee company and Chrysler corpora tion In Chicago where the labor problem had eased with the re turn to work of independent union truck drivers there were rumb lings of a possible general strike in the nations vast meat packing industry fa of he Amalgamated Meat Cutters union AFL told Economic Stabilizer William H Davis that their 100000 members want speedy action on retroactive Pay raises and warned that sev eral locals had submitted requests for strike votes The wave of industrial unrest blamed primarily qn an anxiety over the future oj highpaying wartime jobs was reflected in scattered strikes among some 31 00 glass and rubber workers Indicative of the situation ivaa a bureau of labor statistics report that strikes last month were more numerous than in any other May since 1941 Time lost amounted to 2025000 manhours the BLS said This was 02S per cent of all available working time The possibility of federal seizure was discussed at the strikebound Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant at Akron Ohio where 16500 were idle An almost equal num ber of fellow strikers at the Akron Firestone rubber plant voted a walkout and 3300 workers were out in Toledo Marion and Paines ville Ohio plants Representatives of 15000 strik ing glass workers in 11 Pittsburgh area plants were scheduled to meet Thursday with national war labor board officials to explain their strike against the Pittsburgh Plate Glass company and the Lib byOwensFord company At Elkhart Ind a strike of 55 members of the United Construc tion Workers union UMVV again forced the Northern Indiana Brass company plant to close The plant had reopened Monday after a 23 day strike Nonstrikers twice smashed picket lines Police used tear gas to quell violence on both occasions In other strikes some 1600 An chor Hocking Glass company and H K Porter company workers remained away from their jobs at Pittsburgh 1500 Woonsocket H I textile workers were idle and 5000 Hollywood Film Craft union members continued their 3 months old strike But Officer I Ate My Drivers License Green Bay Wis Nor bert Rasmussens excuse to police for not being able to produce his drivers license was a new one to the law Hasmussen who had been a prisoner of war in Germany cas ually explained that in an attempt to conceal his identity he had eaten his license when captured last Dec 14 Consists ot Two SectionsSection One LEAGUE FOR PEACE AS FOR WAR CONNALLY NO DENIAL OF HINTS BYRNES GETS NEW JOB Presidents Decision to Replace Stettinius Starts Flood of Rumors Kansas City Mo wardly unperturbed by the chain of speculation unleashed by his decision to replace Edward R Stettinius as secretary of state Harry S Truman Thursday wen cheerfully about the business of celebrating his first presidentia homecoming He planned to make the most of his reunion with the homefolks before starting for Berlin early next month for a big3 meeting at which he hoped to help lay the groundwork for a final peace treaty We hope will maintain the peace of the world for genera tions to come The president made no effort to challenge reports that James F Byrnes is his choice for a new secretary of state at his press con ference Wednesday at Independ ence He declined to talk about other cabinet changes he may have in mind His idea apparently was to em phasize the importance of the as signment for which he picked Stettinius that of American rep resentative to the united nations world peace league projected un der the charter approved at Sarj Francisco this week He told correspondents assem bled at his horaetownof Independ ence 18 miles from here that the new job Stettinius will undertake is the most important uithin the gift of his government and he gave to Stettinius the assignment of piloting the peace charter through to senate ratification Any announcement of Stettin ius successor as state secretary he was reported to have reasoned might detract from the import ance the president who lauded the whitehaired diplomat for his work at the San Francisco secur ity conference attaches to the peace league No man other than Byrnes for mer South Carolina senator su preme court justice and war mo oilizer was mentioned in specula tion over appointment of a secre tary of state which the president said he would announce Monday jr Tuesday Stettinius resignation became effective immediately The presidents homecoming elebration here Thursday fol lowing up Wednesdays enthuias tic welcome in Independence where he has a 2story frame little white house will Include receipt of an honorary degree of doctor of laws from the University of Kan sas City Thursday night There will be a general public reception for the president in the Municipal auditorium following the ceremony The president told a cheerio 12000 Wednesday night at inde pendence that he shall devote all us time from now on at the white house and in Berlin to winning the war and winning the peace When gets together with Marshal stalin and Prime Minis ter Churchill he said We shall discuss the preliminaries for a inal peace treaty which we hope will maintain the peace of the world for generations to come The president who may have another cabinet resignation in mind for announcement after he returns to Washington Sunday possibly that of Treasury Secre tary Henry Morgenthau passed up opportunities to say so The home folks got a big kick out of his speech Wednesday night at the Latter Day Saints auditor um in Independence especially us assertion it was the first time he ever succeeded in filling the auditorium frumans Celebrate 26th Anniversary Independence Mo ffl3 T h E irst lady Mrs Harry Truman is elebratmg more than the presi e n ts homecoming Thursday his is the Trumans 26th wed ng anniversary The couple was married June 8 1919 in Independence shortly fter his return from the war hey were engaged before Presi dent Truman went overseas Buy your War Bonds and tamps from your GlobeGazette arrler boy StetHnius Pledges His All to Peace Washington of State Stettinius Wednesday pledged everything that is within me toward fulfillment ot the lasting peace envisaged in the united nations charter In a statement issued after President Truman an nounced at Independence Mo his designation as United States representative of the postwar se curity council and chairman of the U S delegation in the united na tions general assembly Steltinius said I am deeply grateful to the president for his generous ap praisal of what Ihave done As chief executive of our country he has guided our course with a sure hand and his leadership was es sential to the success of the San Francisco conference The resiljent has accepted my resignation as secretary of state and asked me to accept nomina tion as the representative of the United States to the united na tions when the organization comes into beiiie I have accepted I shall continue to give everything that is within me toward fulfill ing in action the promise of last ing peace which is now embodied in the united nations charter Missourian Favors Kids Over Canines Jefferson City Mo bill to encourage the raising of chil dren instead of dogs was intro duced in the Missouri senate VVednesday by Sen H R Williams Cassville republican floor ader Under the measure landlords would have their licenses revoked if they barred children while al lowing dogs on the premises Any child could sue for liqui dated damages if his parents could show that a dog had priority over the child Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Thursday night and Fri day Iowa Warm and humid with scattered thundershowers Thurs day night Friday partly cloudy and cooler with occasionalshoxv ers east Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with occasional showers or thunderstorms north and east portions Thursday night and north portion Friday Generally fair south portion Friday cooler south portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY llobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 87 Minimum Wednesday 64 At 8 a m Thursday 67 Precipitation 1 inca YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Damage Death Follow in Wake of Severe Storm in Vicinity Early Thursday One of the worst wind storms from the amount of damage since the Labor Day storm of 193S which blew down fairground buildings struck the Mason City area shortly before 4 oclock Thu rsd ay morning Storm damage extended from Northwood to Ventura east to Rudd and south approximately 10 miles No damage was reported in Northwood but corn cribs and chicken coops were blown down near Northwood Mason City and Clear Lake were busy as dawn broke Thurs day morning clearing streets of uprooted trees broken limbs and cleaning up the debris caused from crashing plate glasses as an aftermath of a severe windstorm which struck the 2 towns shortly after 3 oclock Thursday morning Virtually every part of Mason City reported wires down and the Peoples Gas and Electric com pany which had all crews work ing in an effort to restore service made an announcement request ing Mason Cityans to stay away from all wires down for it would be some time during the day be fore electric service would be re stored all over town The wind smashed plate glass windows of the Mier Wolf Sons furniture company the Firestone store the Odd Lot Shoe company the Federal Fruit market all located on Federal Several hundred trouble calls were received by the P G E at a min various parts of the city The storm struck in spots and the wind in gusts hitting some areas and skipping others Following Monday nights storm which caused considerable dam age the trouble shooters had a tough night of it from the result of lightning They were out again Thursday morning as the result of the windstorm The fire department made 7 runs assisting in the cases where wires were down and burning on the ground and spread protective canvas in the open windows of the stores where the plate glass was smashed CAA personnel at the Mason City airport stated that after the first gust of wind the power went out and they were unable to record he wind velocity at the height of he storm Last readings gave 30 miles an hour but estimates placed velocity during some of the gusts close to 60 miles an hour The telephone company re wrtcd only long distance wires to Clear Lake and Fertile down City service was being maintained Clear Lake and Mason City along with Nora Springs seemed to bear the brunt of the storm Rainfall in Mason City measured but of an inch The Mason City Motor Coach company stated their buses were maintaining uninterrupted serv ice FARMER KILLED BY FALLEN WIRE storm approaching tornado proportions resulted in the death early Thursday morn ing of Leslie Wilson about 40 who was killed instantly near his farm home 2 miles east of here about 4 oclock when he went outside tojinvestigate a tree which had fallen on an electrical in the farm yard A few minutes later Mrs Wil son found her husband on a tele phone wire which had come in contact with an electrical wire and summoned the dead mans brother Clifford onehalf mile away Dr C W Peterson Fertile physician pronounced Wilson dead Surviving are Mrs Wilson son Ronald 10 and daughter Fannie Marie about 23 Wednesday a milk house was destroyed by fire believed to have resulted from a defective wire DAMAGE TO CROPS AROUND J and wires were down and crops were damaged by Thursday mornings storm which started about a m here There was little damage in town most of the destruction occurred near surrounding farm homes Stormwhipped winds carried a hayrack 40 feet on the Francis Metzgef southwest ofhere In addition small buildings and even trees were uprooted rtlGH WIND AT DECORAU high wind storm southeast of Decorah between 4 and 5 oclock Thursday morning destroyed a barn 36 by 70 on the Paul Behns farm at Frankville Damage was estimated as between and On the John Grotegut farm several small buildings including a barn and trees were destroyed Five miles west of Waukon a mall tincovered building wa s lifted and blown through the tele phone lead wiping out all tele phone connections The territory affected runs as far east as Mc Gregor and north as far as Ches ter Mgr L H Hurlbut of the elephone company expected the service to be restored by Thurs day evening SENATOR OPENS CAMPAIGN FOR CHARTER OKAY Highly Receptive Senate Hears IstPerson Report of San Francisco Parley Washington leagued our armed might for war Tom Connally told the senate Thursday Now let us league our moral and material might for peace Tims the tall Texas democrat chairman of the foreign relations committee and a delegate at the San Francisco conference opened the campaign for speedy ratifica tion of the united nations charter by a highly receptive senate The world charter for peace is knocking at the doors of the sen ate he said adding We shall not turn it away Admittedly worn by nearly 9 weeks deliberations at the confer ence the Texan strapped on his legislative spurs and called for a speedy favorable decision in his committee and the senate itself Early ratification here will stimulate and encourage ratifica tion by other nations he declared The eyes of the entire world are centered on what we do here Foreign nations know that the united nations organization for peace and security will face failure and futility unless the United Statesis a member The fate of world peace may depend upon our decision Connally seemingly hafno doubF what that decision would be Be fore he spoke he estimated to re porters that nomore than 10 sen ators would oppose ratification Bolstering his prediction was an Associated Press tabulation show ing 54 members who plan to vote for the charter barring developments five more who say they probably will and none who would go on record in outright op position Describing the charter as a monumental performance Con lally told his colleagues Mere documents and language and phrases cannot themselves irevent war and preserve peace They must rest upon the will and the purposes and the desires of the peoples and nations of the world Sketching a broad outline of the developing organization he de voted particular attention to the videly discussed veto power vest ed in the Big 5 nations permanent members of the 11nation security council Tho basic thesis of the rule of unanimity of the five Permanent nembcrs of the security council is hat as long as the great powers Dairy Cow Sets Record Jackson Mich regis ered HolsteinFriesian on a farm near here has established a 314 mcai powers day production record of 4701rcmain united they shall be able pounds of butterfat and 12373 ln rounds of milk This is more than 2 times the production of the average dairy cow in the nation co iUL time probablv wifh he aunt Mrs boldt county womens Farm chairman Bureau of to preserve the peace of the world Connally said If the great powers should be discord should they could not successfully pre serve international peace So long as the great powers possessing ample material re sources and military and naval might are charged solemnly by the charter with the high respon sibility of preserving the peace of the world and remain conscious of their high duties and obliga tions peace can be preserved It must be borne inmind that the mere existence of the veto docs not mean that it willbe used frequently In all likelihood it will he seldom employed It is not be lieved that it will be exercised capriciously or arbitrarily A re calcitrant member of the security council would be faced with the opinions of four other permanent members and perhaps six non permanent members The pressure of their views would create a comoeHing world opinion that would make it very difficult for a single member of the security council alone to veto the peaceful settlement of a dispute I am aware of criticism lev elled at the rule of unanimity It must bo remembered that the United Stales itself will be a per manent member of the security council Our country will have the right to exercise the veto when ever in our opinion it is wise and just to do so Our armies and navies cannot be sent into a for Sf UnKS the The veto is something which we of the senate must examine and approach with great candor An effort may be made to lead our people to believe that the veto is m the charter wholly because of our alliesthat they alone de manded it Were the veto not in the   

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