Wednesday, August 29, 1945

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Or HISTORY AND ARCHIVES THE NtWSPAPER THAT VOL II AjsodattS Press and United Press Full MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29 1945 Tbia Paper ConiOsU of Two SectionsSection 1 Sfo UNWRAP PEARL HARBOR NIMITZ LANDS IN TOKYO BAY FOR SURRENDER Gen MacArthur Ready at Okinawa for Mass Allied Occupation Okinawa Fleet Admiral Nimitz reached Tokyo bay by sea plane Wednesday as General Mac Arthur waited at Okinawa for Thursdays mass occupation of vanquished Japan by 18150 allied troops from air and sea Naval officials already have in spected the Yokosuka naval base at close range and Tokyo radio said the Yokohama marine transport board buildinghas been chosen as general headquarters for the oc cupation forces First American ship to dock at Yokosuka task force commander Rear Adm Oscar C Badger said the cruiser San Diego He gave this tentative of events British troops 250 royal ma rines 200 royal navy personnel go ashore on 2 Tokyo bay islands guarding Yokosuka at a m Japan time p m Wednesday central war time and Americans occupy a 3rd islet American 9000 marines and 1 200 sailors land at and near Yo kosuka naval base about 10 a m Japan time 8 p m Wednesday central war General MacArthur and his 7 500 airborne troops are expected Atsugi airfield 20 miles south west of Tokyo almost simultane American marine or bluejacket rSuuits may also board the wrecked I at Yokosuka Admiral p make sure her guns wont fire Weather permitting the cruiser 3an Diego will dock at Yokosuka ibout a m p m Wed lesday central war Kear Adm Robert B Carney Vdmiral Halseys chief of staff sill accept occupation papers at fokosuka on behalf of his com aander and Admiral Badger will Supervise administration of the ew American base i Admiral Nimitz will shift his 5 Uarred flag from the battleship ibouth Dakota to the new USS Jjlissouri early Sunday morning Allied dignitaries will witness formal surrender there 5yter Sunday Halsey whose 16 inch Battleship guns will cover the si vultaneous seaborne landing at okosuka naval base steamed ito Tokyo bay aboard the proud attleship Missouri on which the irrender will be signed Sunday rith Lt Gen Jonathan M Wain Jright hero of Corregidor among 2ie witnesses The Missouri was followed by line of other warships including le battleships South Dakota 3iran of South Pacific battles nd flagship of Admiral Nimitz nd the British Duke of York lanqueror in the Atlantic of the jSerman Scharnhorst now flagship of Adm Sir Bruce Fraser Other major units of the com inea fleets lay across Miura pen insula in Salami bay or stood in the Pacific ocean outside the bay ready for instant action and to send their swarms of carrier planes to cover the joint landings Vice Adm Frank Jack Fletch ers North Pacific naval force of escort carriers cruisers and de stroyers prepared to sail for Japan to join the occupation fleet It will arrive after the landing of the 10 000 American and British ma rines and bluejackets at Yofcqsuka and probably will be assigned to patrol northern Japanese waters Japanese medical officers prom ised that when occupation forces land 6125 prisoners of war and 94 civilian internees would be re leased in the Tokyo area Announcements of new Japa nese surrenders trickled in from Pacific islands Old Glory flew over Miti atoll in the Marshalls after the surren der of the surviving 2400 Nippo nese of an original garrison of 4500 Twohundred marines oc cupied the atoll which has lone been a bomb practice target for carrier and marine pilots Eight thousand other Japanese capitulated on Morotai a MacAr thur stepping stone to the Philip pines and nearby bypassed Halmahera The surrender to Moj Gen Harry W Johnson comman der of the 93rd army division was the first large scale capitulation in the southwest Pacific Simultaneously with his arrival j on Okinawa MacArthur was awarded his 4th distinguished service medal this one by Presi dent Truman It was for his lib t erationof the Philippines Work Bills Are Studied by Congress RECONVERSION AT A GLANCE Jobs and jobless pay bills under study in congress More butter leather and cam era film in sight Home builders set to oppose price control proposal SEC says corporations have ample funds for expansion Washington Congress loomed bigger in the reconversion scene Wednesday Full sessions wont start for an other week but committees of lawmakers were sweating it out They worked hard to catch up with the vast forces of change that were turnedloose two weeks ago while they were on a vacation And there was other news for Americans about butter and leather films and cameras type writers homebuilding army dis charges and the financial condi tion of industry This was the picture in con gress Two main proposals are being considered by committees One is about other about full employment Both are favored by President Truman I 1 The unemployment bill would i increase the help that states give their Jobless citizens If the bill is j passed the federal government will shell out enough money to allow each state to pay up to S25 a week for 2G weeks Most states pay less than that now Senator George D Ga saia he favors the principle of the bill though maybe not every word of it His opinion is important be cause hes chairman of the senate committee that begins hearings on Jhejproposa Wednesday A house 2 The socalled full employ ment bill would do this Every year the government would study industrys employment prospects and make recommendations for improving them If this still seemed insufficient the govern ment could ask congress to create jobs at federal expense However the pending bill by itself involves no federal spending UL muiu oe aarm Chairman Wagner D N Y of to tlle grandstand during the senate group that is ifirst Performance of this 4day testimony on this proposal said show ITS FAIR TIME like this again will be swarming on to the North Iowa fairgrounds when the 1945 big 4day fair first peace time fail will open its gates Fri day afternoon With the lifting of restrictions in travel the JNorth Iowa fair for severai years now a glorified 4H attraction will again swing back into the ranks of fairs it once held North lowans again will trek to iair for north Iowa and southern Minnesota And district the biV 4 davs Complete Harness Race Card North Iowa for Friday Friday will be opening day at the North Iowa peace time fair and the outside gates will be open free to everyone Also on Friday all persons married 50 years or more will be admitted the Wednesday he thinks a further cut in the workweek perhaps to 36 hours is probably necessary to assure full employment in the years ahead Other developments from con gress There were loud protests against has ap continuing the draft A house committee proved a bill to abolish the 3man surplus property board and to put one man in charge of the task of selling billions of dollars worth of unwanted government goods and property That gives the house a chance to vote on it soon Now for the news outside of congress Army army Aside from the golden wedding celebration a full program of events and judging will be opened Friday and the general 4H club program will get under way with the largest display stock and the largest number of cooking and canning demonstrations in 10 years of 4H club work Already horses arc beginning to arrive at the grounds for the open ing day horse show and the har ness and running races on the second day of the fair Horse barns will be filled to capacity with fast horses from Iowa Min nesota and North Dakota some of them from famous strains All events have been filled ac cording to Les Boomhower in charge of entries for these races North Iowa Fair Program FKIDArAUG 31 fnl 9 No charge at outside gate except 25 cent dfv whe JudSingthrough the afternoon Golden wed S U Persons married more than 50 years will be ad rn fn afternoon show in the grandstand William T Collins Shows on the afternoon and evening 140 p Band concert by the Mason City band Z Horse show and free acts in front of the grandstand 8 Band concert by the Mason City band p Ernie Youngs state fair stage show and 6 acts of vaude ville in front of the grandstand SATUKDAY SEPT 1 T0rC1iVat Qv3 continued throughout the day William T Collins Shows on the midway afternoon and evening 130 Band concert by the Mason City band p m Horse races and free acts in front of the grandstand Trot 3 heats 5 horses entered Purse Pace 3 lieats 6 horses entered Purse S300 Purse entered said it soon will reduce its point system from 85 to 80 and take other steps to make it easier to ue O set out There will be a point sysI 3 heats a Ln 2 a ol Poultry market pigs and lambs pursejjf S300 Entries in this event beef sale L uji muse races cnarge on Five horses have been entered and evenin B all running race Six horses entered Purse S50 Band concert by the Mason City band pm Ernie Youngs state fair stage show and 6 vaudeville acts m front of the grandstand SUNDAY SEPT 2 Gales open at 10 a No charge at the outside gate except 25 cent parking charge on cars William T Collins Shows on the mid way afternoon and evening p Band concert by the Mason City band 2 The famous Lucky Lott Hell Drivers thrill show and free acts in front of the grandstand Band concert by tile Mason City band p Ernie Youngs state fairstage show and 6 vaudeville acts in front of the grandstand MONDAY SEPT 3 Gates open at 9 a No charge at the outside gate except 25 cent parking charge on cars William T Collins Shows on the raid way nnn em for officers too no details i i Builders are aroused Almstrorg Manchester la Jack j Anderson ow Home over a proposal under considera tion for the government to con trol prices of new home construc tion The National Association of Home Builders has asked its mem bers to shower President Truman with protests Corporations The securities and exchange commission said corporations have ample funds for the task of reconversion and ex pansion The S E C estimated about 47 billion dollars in avail able corporate wealth alter al lowing for taxes and other debts More goods for WPB has started a survey of all the major manufacturing industries to find out when their peacetime products will be available in In jare Bobbie B owned by T B concert by the Mason City band Armstrong Manchester la Jack z Lott thrill show and free acts in front of IhP Anderson owned by Eskel Ander llonl ol me son Ortonville Minn Lennie Harvester owned by N A Lane Sac City Iowa Bourbon Abbe owned by Dr H M Mclntite Waseca Minn and Eva Cumbly Pauley owned by Harry Powers Charles City Six horses have been entered in the pace 3 heats with a purse of S300 Entries are Mr Buzz owned by L W Leisure Hedrick Iowa Stella B Cash owned by Delbert Bullerd West Point Iowa Golden Hill and Es sie Direct owned by Eskel Ander 8 p concert by the Mason City band Lott Hell Drivers thrill show and free acts in front of the grandstand owned by Billy Schultz Brownie owned by Billy Martin Tony owned by Dick Dunn Tomi chi owned by Dan McArthur and Ped owned by Bob Pedelty Jr all of Mason City Featured daily afternoon and evening will be free acts featurin Tom and Betty Waters king and queen of the slack wire the Gal lagher family teeterboard act w uvjjiu teecerooara act Ortonville Minn Maggie Me Hall unicycle Monahan and Mack owned by John Bradford Morris musical act and Harry St Paul Minn and Guy Rex II Harrisons circus of trained ani rwnpH hv t mnls owned by Brandt King and entries on number card should be Oct 1 pretty good snnnlv i of simple ones by Chris to Harry Gray Complicated ones cllcser Arion Guyun 120000 ex wncdbv L W Leisure Hedrick Iowa Sissy Jean Mack owned by Dr H M Mclntirc Wascca I have been entered Lou pected to be produced by Jan 1 But commercial firms Falls 20 Feet Minn Essie Direct owned by Es Snedc and cuts Tuesday night when he fell 20 feet from the second story rear porch at his home here land ing head first on a cinder pile He show will be presented nightly in front of the grandstand through Sunday featuring Miss Minerva Norman and Miss Mildred Randall and girls gowns music and scenic effects without number Starting Sunday Lucky Lotts Hell Drivers will furnish the thrill show that will close the North Iowa fair program with a thrilline climax Afternoon and evening on the midway the William T Collins shows will feature 7 rides and an equal number of shows Featured attractions with this company are the FlyOPlane Congoland Joe Lemkes Monkey circus and a miniature sawmill Convenient service from down nnrf in Dennis Edge town Mason Cily as well as from ood i Clear Lake directly to the fair nfi hrseshavc been en grounds will be maintainedThe tered m the free for all running Northwestern Bell Telephone com pany will maintain a branch office Xorth Charles Cily Dr Biker owned by Harold Iowa lirst on a cinder pile He race with a purse offered of S50 ot Mrand MrsWilliam Entered in this class are Babe In order to provide the utmost convenience to all patrons and ex hibitors the management of the north Iowa fair will maintain an information desk irf the office of the secretary One of the most modern rest rooms and club buildings any where will be in operation on the mam midway directly opposite the grandstand entrance YANKS RETURN FROM OVERSEAS Newport News Va Arriving here on the Rockhill Victory this week were the following North lowans Cap Rajmend FMIer Clear Tjtltc Pvl Lowell E Hudson Aredale On this ship from southern Min nesota was the following soldier Pvt leon C Vrasaty Austin On the S S John B Pillsbury arriving at New York Monday xvas the following southern Min ncsotan Clifton 11 Kittckon Guekeen Southern Minnesotans on the John Dickinson due to arrive in New York Wednesday are S SRt Lawrence L Slcnslad Dclrt Ccnler Set Makom E r O n d rrjolf RotnKltr Srt t Prestholl Bine Earth Buy your War Bonds and Capture Man Believed to Be Brennan A man who had been wounded and is believed to be Everett Bren nan wanted by Humboldt county authorities in connection with the shooting of his fatherinlaw was captured by the Iowa highway pa trol shortly before noon Wednes day Patrolman Earle Shoeman made the arrest after he discovered the man asleep on the seat of a parked car off highway 18 east ot Ven tura Shoeman brought Brennan to Mason City where he was ques tioned by local authorities The sheriff of Humboldt county was expected Wednesday afternoon for further questioning Charges of assault with intent to commit mur der may be placed against Bren nan Sgt Lou Krieger of the high way patrol said The shooting at Humboldt oc curred Tuesday night about according to Sgt Krieger NOV 22 IOWA THANKSGIVING Des Monies For lowans who have been wondering when the state will celebrate Thanks giving day this year the answer is the 4th Thursday of the month Nov 22 Gov Robert D Blue bas an nounced that he will follow a congressional act and proclaim the 4th Thursday as Thanksgiving day in Iowa although November this year has 5 Thursdays Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cily Partly cloudy and centinued wnrrn Wednesday night ruid Thursday with scat tered thunderstorm activity Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday through Thursday with scat tered thundershowers south and east Wednesday and in soulh Thursday afternoon Cooler in north Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with oc casional showers and thunder storms east portion Wednesday ntght Cooler northwest and ex treme north portion Wednesday night Cooler south portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 90 Minimum Tuosday 64 At 8 a m Wednesday 69 YEAH AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 55 Precipitation og Reveal List of 24 Nazis in War Trial Washington UR Hermann Goering Rudolf Hess and Joachim von Hibbentrop Wednesday headed the list of 24 German war criminals who will be tried by an Ulied military tribunal The list was made public in he capitals of he United States Great Britain Soviet Russia and France The announcement said that investigations were going forward of 4he cases of other war criminals who have not been in cluded in this list The list was drawn up by a committee the chief prosecu tors The United States is repre sented on this committee by Su preme Court Justice Robert H Jackson The trials will begin in Nurem berg next month The list of names covers most of the high nazi officials who sur vived the war including such men as Admirals Erich Raeder ind Karl Doenitx Franz von Papcn wljose his tory of intrigue dates back to World War I in the United States was on the list Hjalmar Schacht who was prominent in international finan cial and economic arrangements also was included Schacht was a former president of the reichsbank Walther Funk the last president of the reichs bank and nazi minister of eco nomics was also on the list The others named as major war criminals were Gen Field Marshal Willielrh Keitel Gen Alfred Jodl Hobert Ley chief of the Ger man workers front Alfred Rosenberg nazi minister of education Wilhelm Frick protector of Bohemia and Moravia and top naziin Czechoslovakia Gustav Krupp von Bohlen mid Halbach former munitions king and head of the world famous Krupp armaments Industry Baldur von Schirach gautilor and reichstalthalter in Vienna Artur SeyssInquart reiclis minister of the Netherlands Fritz Sauckel commandant gen eral for labor allocation Albert Speer reichsminisier for armaments and war production Martin Bormnnn chief of staff of the chancellery of the nazi Party Hanz Fritzsche ministerial di rector chief of the radio section of the nazi ministery ot propa ganda and a close association of Josef Goebbels the notorious nazi propagandist who committed sui cide Gen Jodl was the man who signed the first German surrend er at Gen Dwight D Eisenhow ers headquarters Hess has been in British custody since he made his spectacular solo flight to Britain by airplane in 1941 apparently in hope that he could make a deal with the British Goering was thenazi air mar shal and since his capture has been confined to a hospital and under constant medical care be cause of his addiction to drugs Local Firms Settle With OPA on Prices Three Mason City firms were among 28 to pay OPA settlements in Iowa Tuesday as the outgrowth of alleged ceiling price violations Local firms and the amounts they paid were H H Used Car company car Green Mill cafe SI 62 meat and Macks Mar ket S50 potatoes Total of the 2B settlements amounted to 5270654 MASOHCifYAN DUE THURSDAY First Lt Frank J Argetsinger son of Mr and Mrs Bert Arget singer 432 Taylor S W is sched uled to arrive in New York Thursday on the John Cropper it was stated in an Associated Press dispatch received in Mason City Wednesday Name Office Manager Des Moincs Frances Reed of Knoxville has been ap pointed bookkeeper and office manager of the loua State Teach ers associations Des Moines of fice succeeding Marian Bechtcl heimer of Waterloo who resigned to resume teaching the ISTA an i nounccd Wednesday GEN MARSHALL CRITICIZED IN DISASTERFACTS But Truman Stimson Defend Actions of U S Military Leader Washington officials n Washington were criticized ilong with the Pearl Harbor com nanders in reports made public by President Truman Wednesday of army and navy investigations ot the disasterthat plunged the United Slates into World war II The president reserved decision m whether court martiais will be isked He said hi releasing the re lorts lhat if the convening of ourts martial is indicated prompt ind fair trials will be held But the army and navy reports clearly indicated that the service do not feet that any ourt martial proceedings are warranted Secretary of War Stimson rear irmed a statement made last year hat the evidence does not the institution ot any further proceedings against any officer of the army The navys court of inquiry sim ilarly concluded that the record would not support the trial by general court martial of any per son or persons in the naval serv ice The armys Pearl Harbor board held Gen George C Marshall chief of staff at least partially re sponsible for the blow at Pearl Harbor but President Truman and Secretary ol War SHnwm sharply rejected such a conclu sion the president stating I the fullest confidence in the skin energy and efficiency of all our war leaders both army and navy The navys court of inquiry di rected criticism at Admiral Harold R Stark chief of naval operations in November 1941 and who has just returned from wartime com mand of the fleet in European waters to retire The reports renewed sharply critical service analyses of the ac tions of Rear Admiral Husband E Kimmel and Maj Gen Walter C Short the navy and army com manders in Hawaii at the time of the Japanese strike Both these men have repeatedly asked for public trials Secretary of the Navy Forrestal directed in the case of both Ad miral Stark and Admiral Kimmci lhat they should not hereafter hold any position In the United States navy which requires the exercise of superior judgment The army board made no rec ommendation as to General Short Secretary Stimson in a state ment coinciding with release of the reports flatly rejected a sug gestion of criticism of former Sec retary ot State Hull in the peace negotiations with Nippon envoys in progress when the Pearl Har bor attack occurred President Truman called a special news conference to hand to reporters the approximately 37000 words of material involved in the army and navy reports and separate statements by himself and the secretary of war Mr Truman told this conference that in his judgment criticism of General Marshall was entirely unjustified General Marshall the army re port said Failed in his relations with the Hawaiian department in the following particulars To keep the commanding general of the Hawaiian depart ment fully advised of the growing tenseness of the Japanese situa tion which indicated an increas ing necessity for better prepara tion for war of which information he hart an abundance and Short had little To send additional instruc tions to the commanding general of the Hawaiian department on November 28 1941 when evident ly he failed to realize the import of General Shorts reply of No vember 27th which indicated clearly that General Short had misunderstood and misconstrued the message of November 17 To set lo General Short on the evening of December 6th and the early morning of December 7th the critical information indi cating an almost immediate break with Japan though there was ample time to have accomplished this To investigate and deter mine the state of readiness of the Hawaiian command between No vember 27 and December 7 1941 despite the impending threat i of war j Mr Truman issued the follow i ing statement i I have here the reports on the