Mason City Globe Gazette, August 18, 1945

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL u THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United etta full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copjl MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 18 1915 PACIFIC NOT TOO PEACEFUL indicate situation m the Pacific Friday as General MacArthur told the Japs to comply with his peace directives without fur ther delay Black areas are those held by the Japs at the time of their surrender Shaded areas are Jap home islands to which the enemy eventually will be restricted AP A JSngr Japan Has Occupation Jitters as Domei Radio Denies Landing Rumors San Francisco invasion jitters have given way to occupation jitters Domei agency indicated Saturday in denying as groundless rumors that American troops and a Chungking army had landed on Honshu J A Dome dispatch recorded by the federal communications com mission said an unidentified Tokyo newspaper reported rumors that Americans had landed at Shlmoda in the Ixu peninsula southwest of Tokyo and that a Chungking army had entered Osaka City The newspaper urged the Japanese not to credit such irrespon sible rumors but to place absolute confidence in the reports an rnounced by authoritative sources the radio and newspaper and fcjiW landing of occupation armies on Japans mainland will be lone in an orderly fashion after the conclusion nf the i Vi umiics mi tjnyaii it mainland WUL oe in an orderly fashion after the conclusion of the truce agreement I We must remember that I Irresponsible act or speeciiK will cause the loss of Japans faith land hinder postwar reconstruc J tion We must calmly face real littes without over anxiety 1 Japan also gave thought Sat lurday to the postwar period and I its problems reconversion re Itmildingr new taxes the nphold ling of its national polity in a v Iprojected national to three Mason Cityans will reach jthe preservation of public peace land order under the emerB of occupation Gen Prince Naruhiko Hifashi iKuni the new premier pledged I his resolute determination to en Idure all hardships in safeguard ling the national polity and un Jrlertaking the task of reconstruct ing Japan Domei agency re ported in an English language broadcast recorded by the FCC I In another broadcast in Japa nese to Asia Domei said No doubt there will be an im demand on the home for the rapid strength of the police administration must maintain peace and order hereafter in lieu of the I army Domei anticipated that the I new home affairs minister would I issue fresh administrative mea I sores which will awaken the spir lit ot the people which is apt to I lag and concentrate entire I strength of the people for fit and 1 proper reconstruction The Tokyo newspaper Asahi I warned earlier thai should the I Japanese people fail to preserve I peace and order the occupation I forces would be compelled to step in and strongly interfere I in every branch of the central and provincial administration One of Japans postwar projects will be the writing of a national history at this time of unprece dented national difficulties in order to uphold the spirit of pro tecting the national polity Domei reported in another dis patch recorded by the federal communications commission MASON CITYANS ON QUEEN MARY With the arrival of the SS Queen Mary due in New York on Aug 22 three Mason Cityans will reach the states from overseas service according to an AP dispatch re ceived here Saturday Listed were Pfc Jerome J Can nella 318 6th S W Pfc Gerald O Jones route 4 and Charles LPosz 316 Pennsylvania N E ARMY CENTER DISCHARGES 4 North lowans who recently re ceived army discharges at the army separation center at Jeffer son Barracks Mo are Pfc Charles E Dewey Britt Pfc Rudolph T Houdek De corah Here We Go Again Telegrams New York singing tel iegram is back That back legally But Western Union says it wont be eady for reconversion to this Jessing of peace until the short Sage of messengers especially ttnose able to render happy birth day to eased German Prisoners Used ii Belgium Coal Mines t Brussels Achille an Acker said Saturday that an treement had been reached with lied authorities for the use of 5000 German prisoners as coal iners in Belgium and that 10000 already at work J Belgians now employed in the jts total 88150 as compared with W6530 before the war the pre Tier said O Hatcher New Pvt Hubert Hampton Cpl Lee W Meeker Rowan Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from sour GlobeGazette carrier boy SURRENDER PARLEY IS SET Photo Planes YANK KILLED IN AERIAL BATTLE IN TOKYO AREA Jap Fighters Attack U S Photo Planes Second Time in 2 Days Okinawa American was killed and 2 were wounded Sunday in a running fight be tween 2 photo reconnaissance B32s and 14 Japanese zero fight ers over the Tokyo area It was the second time in 2 days that Japanese fighters had at tacked American reconnaissance planes over the Tokyo area despite the fact that Emperor Hirohito presumably has ordered his armed forces to cease operations against the Americans The Japanese it was plain knew what they were doing When one of the B32s was hit by a Japanese fighter it called out to the companion plane over the intercommunications radio Can you slow down My number 3 engine is shot out and f cant keep up with you A Japanese fighter cut in in English and said Yes please slow down so I can catch you and shoot you down Both the B33s managed to re turn to base here but one com manded by Lt J R Anderson of Columbus Ind and Charlotte N Car was badly holefl Friday a flight of four B32 photo reconnaissance planes was also attacked by Japanese fighters The B32s shot down 2 attackers while making their getaway with out casualties although one plane was badly shot UD i Devoted Dog Saves Life of Girl When Enraged Bull Charges Madison S Daft de voted dog was credited Saturday with saving the life of Marjorie Carlson lo daughter of John Carlson by driving off an en raged bull which attacked her on the family farm Friday afternoon The bull tossed the girl into the air and rolled over her after she had attempted to ward it off by striking it over the head with a baseball bat The dog then came to the res cue driving the bull away The girl is in a local hospital for treatment of injuries See More Home Building End of Meat Rationing Reconversion Program Blow Up Plant Copenhagen German language newspaper Nordschle swigsche Zeitung plant at Aaben raa was blown up early Saturday Seven bombs had been placed in the building The structure was destroyed but no one was injured Danish patriots have contended the newspaper took an editorial position opposed to the interests of Denmark and the allies Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Search Still Continues for Fertile Farm Lad Who Drowned While Swimming Clear Lake Dragging Equipment Men Comb River Banks Fertile still continued Saturday for the body of Gerald Nickerson 13 who was drowned in the Winnebago river here Thursday at 9 p m while swim ming with a companion More than 75 men assisted in the search including a brother of the lad Pfc Walter Nickerson home on furlough from the army Twenty men in a group worked down both sides of the stream below the dam but all efforts to locate the body by means of hooks and other methods proved fruit less Boats were used in the vi cinity of the dam where the boy was seen to go down ft was practically decided Sat urday morning that further efforts to recover the body were of no avail and the only thing to do was let the river give up its dead The boy U a son of Mr and Mrs Raymond R Nickerson who live a mile and a half south of Fctille They formerly lived southeast of Clear Lake moving to their pres ent farm last March Besides his parents and brother mentioned above the lad is sur vived by the following brothers and sisters Dick Clara Mae Don ald Ruth and the twins Pauline and Arlene Active in the search for the missing boy was the dragging equipment manned by experts in its use from Clear Lake n tne Washington next decade i Hu h the son predicting the meat iationing program may end soon said the outlook is brightened by reduced military buying and a heavier run of cattle to market Noting statements by labor leaders that they expect no wave of strikes some observers sur mised the administration may have had labormanagement promises of cooperatiou The governments new policy wasexpected to wage will build 10 to 15 million homes In Saturday by the nations new construction boss ligh spots as the swingover to peacetime living 1 Food officials forecast more food of all kinds for civilians as scheduled army cutbacks go into effect over the next few months Meat rationing may end next month 2 There were signs labor and management leaders may have given administration informal assurances that wartime nostrike no lockout pledges will be 3 The war production board freed tremendous quantities of steel copper and aluminum for consumer goods 4 Plans for tax cuts took shape Secretary of the Treasury Vinson said at a news conference he hopes for speedy action on a program in preparation 5 Price controls came off im ported wines and distilled spirits such as brandy rum and cordials But not whiskies OPA said items freed had been selling below ceil ings G Surplus property officials said hundreds of governmentowned war plants would be taken over by private industry during the next few months 7 WPB Chairman J A Krug asked the nations salvage com mittees to stay on the job The need still is great for paper tin cans and waste fats 8 Quinine restricted heretofore for the militarys medical needs is being released to civilians in limited quantities In predicting an unparalleled building boom construction co ordinator Potter said in an inter view that all restrictions on the industry will be removed by Christmas Many will go in a few weeks Potter expects shortages lumber and Bother building ma terials to corttimle he thinks controls should be lifted so home builders will have some incentive to get architects to go to work on plans On the food front government supply agencies said that army trimmed 20 per be cut back pro gressively over the next few months They will be halved by next July Agriculture Secretary Ander e heavy demands for pay increases That policy allows increases with out government approval when price hikes will not result WPBs move freeing steel cop per and aluminum which had been tagged for war production means that thousands of tons of these metals will be used for vacuum cleaners automobiles and washing machines instead of tanks and planes Reconstruction finance corpora tion officials predicted the trickle of sales of governmentowned munitions plants would increase substantially before long Opera tion the plants by private in dustry will have a significant role in reducing joblessness they said These were other developments in the return to a peacetime foot ing quality gasoline Is on the way back The government authorized production again of hightest fuel for motorists And its all right to send a con gratulatory telegram Or to call the telegraph company for a messenger to deliver a package Both bans are out the window There are no more fancy prior ities for plumbing heating and cooking equipment If you can find it you can buy it WAR SPEED LIMIT OFF Washington tf The federal government is cancelling its re quest that motoring speeds be held to 35milesan hour effec tive Sunday The office of defense transpor tation Saturday sent telegrams to all governors advising them of the action Director J Monroe Johnson nevertheless urged motorists to think twice before attempting to increase regular driving speeds in old cars no longer capable of high speed operation He advised motorists to have their cars checked thoroughly The federal request for a S5 mile limit was issued September 26 1942 as a lire conservation measure Its enforcement how ever depended entirely upon the cooperation of state and local au thorities DDT Almost Eliminates Borers Chinch Bugs Kankafcee 111 UR dusted over hybrid seed corn nur sery fields practically eliminated corn borers and chinch bugs and increased the yield 25 per cent it was reported Saturday Oren Bolin director of research for the Lawrence L Lowe Seed company in Kankakee said that ne iiKea ban Diego the new insecticide had been used was treated well had a comfort on special test corn plots with able place to live and had been amazing results Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and continued hot and humid Satur day night and Sunday Satur day and Sunday afternoon tem peratures in the mid or high 90s cloudy and continued hot and humid Saturday and Sunday Fair and warm Satur day night A few widely scat tered afternoon and evening thundershowers in northeast Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with a few widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers Continued warm and humid ex cept becoming cooler northwest portion Sunday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statistics Maximum Friday 88 Minimum Friday 60 At 8 a m Saturday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 43 Recover Body Cherokee The body of Hans Kreutz 21 who drowned Thursday night in the Maple river near here was recovered Friday REDS CLOSE IN AS JAPS STILL CONTINUE FIGHT Crack in Nip Front indicated as 20000 Surrender to Soviets BULLETIN San Francisco JP A soviet commission landed Saturday at Harbin Manchuria to pick up the Japanese surrender party for that province the Russian radio at Khabaravsk reported in a broad cast recorded by the federal com munications commission London Soviet armored columns closed in on the key city of Harbin Saturday as Japanese forces in Manchuria continued to resist despite an ultimatum to sur render by noon Monday An indication that the Japanese tront might be cracking was seen however in Russian reports that 20000 of the enemy had laid down their arms The Russians drove a 3sided assault on Harbin central Man churian city of nearly a half mil lion population and seat of large war industries Enemy strong points were melting away before the relentless armored assaults the red army One force captured Chalatun a major bastion guarding the com munications center of Lungkiang 75 miles southeast of Chaluntun and 170 miles from Harbin Columns pushing forward from the west stormed Wutancheng Kailu Tungliao and Kaitunff the latter a defense pain the rail line leading north and 180 miles southwest of Har bin Russian naval forces operating in eastern Manchuria captured Poli on the railroad leading south to Korea and apparently were at tempting to outflank Tangyuan river strongpoint guarding Harbin Russian troops have seized Tu men on the northern border of Korea and an early juncture of these army men with marines and sailors in the Korean port ot Sei snin 90 miles away was foreseen Homeward San Dieso Cal tall fel low hummed Deep in the Heart of Texas while waiting for his last pay check at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft corporation At intervals he shouted Yes Im goin Lordy He admitted he liked San Diego Japs Will Comply If Weather Good Manila officially informed General Mac Arthur Saturday that surrender emissaries would leave Japan Sunday and a headquarters spokesman said they would be flown straight from le island off Okinawa to Manila The official Japanese message said the emissaries would arrive at le about p m Sunday p m Saturday central war time An American plane will pick up the emissaries from 2 greencrossed white Japanese transports at le and is ex pected to reach Manila at 7 or 8 oclock that night 6 or 7 a m Sunday said the Japanese credentials would be examined until M d at conlelence with MacArthur would not start The flight to Manila will require 5 to G hours after whatever de lay is involved in the le transfer and takeoff MacArthur later acknowledged receipt of the Japanese message and sent technical details for radio communications between the en voys planes and American forces A few hours after Japans envoy schedule message was radioed Associated Press Correspondent Richard Gushing on Okinawa re ported that tor the second straight day reconnaissance B32 aircraft Pearl Harbor Secret May Come to Light Washington of the nations bestkept wartime secrets we were unprepared at Pearl a s apparently headed for the light day Satur day in the wake of congressional action to put the facts finally on the record w A request by Chairman David I war time NORTH IOWAN ON CASUALTY LIST The war casualty list issued by the navy for Saturday contained the name of but one North lowan Pvt Harold L Tuthill of the marine corps reserve who was by SheriffDonVhippsana PaUoT mechT sulked City arml paid well Asked why he wished to return to Texas the tall fellow replied Have mah baby bawn in California You must be crazy SUFFERS INJURIES Winona Minn UR William HVKJJwinnut wui KnocKua irom son Mr and Mrs Fritz Kreutz a cibycle and run over by a gas ot Aurelia oline on a downtown street attacked by both antiair craft fire and interceptors ovdr Japan Japans longdelayed ihedule MacArthur originally nstructed the envoys lo reach le Friday enroute to radioed at p m Saturday on the designated frequency That was 87 minutes earlier than Japan had promised the information in a message which also said another frequency would be used Tokyo said the envoys would depart in 2 planes from Kisaraiu airdrome southeast of Tokyo at 7 a m a p m Saturday central Walsh D Mass of the senate naval affairs committee for the navys files on the disaster is ex pected to start the ball rollingon either a public disclosure of the armed forces OKTI investigations or a fuilscale inquiry by congress Walsh asked Navy Secretary James V Forresial Friday to fur nish his committee with the com plete navy records on Pearl Har bor Walsh pointed out that the excuse ot military necessity ac cepted during the war cannot be seriously urged as reason for now keeping the matter secret Chairman Elbert D Thomas D Utah of the senate military af fuirs committee also told reporters congress ought to have the facts He said however that if its to be a strictly military courtmartial the services ought to do it It its to be a full public inves tigation congress ought to do it he added army casualty list did not contain the name or a single Jo wan SONS OF HEAVEN ON WAY TO INTERNMENT IN U S le Wash following they ef tthe coastal Approximately 300 Japan to the MacArthur had specified that one plane be used and that it should depart from Sata Misaki on the southerntip of Kyushu island The new Japanese message said the 2 twin en ginedr single winged land attack fly over Sata Mi ignore Code Word Manila Douglas Mac Arthur stipulated that Bataan was to be the code word for all Japanese surrender broadcasts but so far Tokyo has studiously ignored it To dale all Japanese broadcasts to Mac Arthurs headquarters have signed off with the call letters jbacy and jbacz saki and gave a detailed schedule for the flight from that point to le Shima It said the planes would bear markings designated by crosses on a white background The Japanese apparently also were using different type planes than the one MacArthur des ignated Zero type model 22 LSD3 The general however had said they could make such a chanue While MacArthur flanked by newly arrived British American Australian and Chinese military leaders had awaited Japans re ply to his without further delay ultimatum for the envoy schedule the Japanese many hours earlier had reported that its representa tive would leave Sunday without designating any hour for depart ure Then the official channel fell markedly silent for a long The Japanese said the envoy planes after passing over Sata Misaki would proceed via Na kano Takara and Tori islands lo le They will fly at 6000 to 9000 feet altitude The message also gave their planes call signs and radio frequency and asked for les call sign and frequency Meantime preparations contin ued under unumal secrecy for holding the momentous prelimin ary peace conference in this army city Headquarters continued to decline to reveal where MacArthnr would meet the emissaries or give any other advance details From all indications the Japa nese will be moved as quietly as possible on their necessary jour neys through Manila whose resi dents still remember vividly bru talities of the Japanese occupa tion It is understood the visitors wil be housed in special resi dences with a military police guard The Japanese message giving the envoy schedule was interpret ed by some as indicating the Japa nese had abandoned hope of fur ther stalling peace negotiations Tokyo apparently had Waited all day for MacArthurs answer to its urgent request made Friday that he immediately order cessation of the socalled Russian offensive in Manchuria The Russians earlier had told the Japanese to cease fire and they would do likewise MacArthur made no reply and it is possible he will make none ;

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