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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             or NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTOKV AN8 ARCHIVES OtS WOlNtS A VOL U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS United Pros Puii Leased MASON CITY IOWA FBIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1945 Thi3 Paper Consists of Two NO ZM OCCUPY ALL TOKYO WITHIN 3 DAYS PLANE CRASHES IN SOUTH 22 PERSONSKILLED Eastern Airliner Was Attempting Emergency Landing Florence Si Car Twenty two persons were killed Friday i when an eastern airlines plane seeking desperately to make an emergency landing crashed and burned on a plantation pecan grove 14 miles east of here All persons on the g transport enroute from Miami to New York were believed to have died in stantly Their bodies lay about the twisted burned and broken The state highway patrol said it had counted the bodies of 21 per sons but Eastern Airlines said 22 were aboard Patrolmen said it was inconceivable anyone could have survived Wreckage of the plane a DC3 was discovered on the plantation of B H Harwell by his 12 year old son Hicks Mrs Ilaruall said she had heard the plane flying low over their home about 2 in the morn ing and a few moments later they heard a tremendous explosion After dawn she said members the family set out to discover the cause of the detonation and Hicks found the wreckage It was disclosed the planes commander Capt J Olin King of Miami had radioed the Florence army air base at approximately 2 a m EWT that he was having trouble and would attempt to make an emergency landing at the army base King apparently was circling back to the Florence army air base when his plane went down The plane had been missing for ihore than1 10 hours before the wreckagew as located Two other jEAfi planes private planes1 and army ships searched a 100mile area morninglong for the trans ASSIGNMENTS FOR U S OCCUPATION details assignments for U S army occupation forces and the naval patrol units in the Japanese home islands arid adjoining waters and former Japheld territories Shaded area on inset map is Tokyo bay area now occupied by Americans AP wirephoto The wash occurred in level country The weather was clear with a ceiling of more than 6000 feet and visibility was good MASON CITY ANS DUE TO ARRIVE Three Mason Cityans are due to in the states early next pveek according to an AP dispatch received here Friday Pfc Clarence W Austin 1612 FTJelaware N E and Cpl Donald W Hitter were scheduled to ar rive on the Queen Mary due at New York on Monday To arrive on the SS La Crosse Victory due in Newport News Va on Tuesday was Pfe Edward Christcnson 422 Georgia N E Sgt Edwin Sowles Declared Dead After Missing 1 Year Detail Given on How His Plane Went Down in Germany Edwin E Sowies son of Mary Sowles 316 Taylor Mrs N W has been officially record S ed to have met his death following more than a years tion bri a mission oyer Berlin Germany according to word re ceived here from the war depart ment The date set for the presump tive finding of his death is Sept 3 Information in the hands of the war department indicates that your son was a member oE the crew in a B24 Liberator aircraft which departed England on a com bat mission to Berlin Germany March 6 1944 the letter from the adjutant generals office stated His ship was attacked by Ger man aircraft and one of the en gines was hit They were return ing to England on 3 engines but were losing altitude and as EDWIN E SOWLES Army Terminates Cigarette Contracts Washington army an nounced Friday termination of all contracts for cigarets It had for 163135 000 packs of cigarets valued at for delivery during the remainder of 1945 The orders placed before last May but deliveries had been deferred due to reduced requirements follow ing VE day neared the North sea the pilot Save the order to prepare for a water Almost immedi ately however a 2nd engine failed and the ship went into a spin and is known to have crashed north of Amsterdam Holland It has been reported that your son took the Pilots position in a last brave ef fort to land the plalie Edwin was born on Aug 8 1922 son of Charles B and Mary F Sowles He spent his entire life in Mason City except for 3 years in Ventura and Austin Minn He finished high school at Ventura and was employed in Austin at the time of his induction in 1942 Besides his mother he is sur vived by a sister Dorothy his grandparents Mr and Mrs H F Crasby and several aunts uncles and cousins He was preceded in death by his father in 1928 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Probably thundershowers late Friday night or Saturday Cooler Sat urday Iowa Fair and continued warm Friday except scattered thun dershowers and cooler in north west and extreme west in aft ernoon Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with oc casional thundershowers Friday night and in extreme east Sat urday Cooler in west and cen tral portions Friday night and in entire state Saturday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night with occasional thunder showers in southeast portion Friday night Cooler south por tion Saturday partly cloudy and quite cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics 3 MEN INJURED IN AUTO CRASH Car and Truck Collide Headon Near Renwick VCIarioa Three men were in jured in a headon collision of an automobile and truck near Ren wick Thursday afternoon C E Shupe Clarion hardware dealer suffered fractured ribs bruises and cuts and his compan ion Henry Bonschier title digger of Clarion a dislocated hip Bon schier was taken to the Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge Driver of the pickup truck Wayne Hanson 19 of Thor suf fered several facial and body injuries which were believed to be of a minor nature Hanson is a son of Mr and Mrs John Hanson of Thor The Buick car owned by Stan ley Shupe and driven by his father was almost a total wreck BUNDIST KUHN IS KICKED OUT Washington ff Fritz Kuhn fuehrer of the German American bund will be deporte o his native Germany after 1 years in the United States Kuhn has been interned as dangerous enemyalien since Jun 21 1343 when he finished 4 months in prison for missusin nmd funds and falsifying anothe organizations books Attorney General Clark d reeled Thursday that Kuhn t sent back to his native land The Seen repatriated from enemy cap bundist is at Ellis Island tjvity up to Sept 1 Maximum Thursday 88 Minimum Thursday 63 At 8 a m Friday 67 YEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimum 41 Plan New Bridge Des Moines A contrac with Nemmers and Clark con sulting engineers for preparation of plans for a new bridge acros the Raccoon river at S W Fifth street has been given prelimin ary approval by the city council I The cost according to preliminary I estimates will be 200000 ARMY OFFICERS DUE FOR DISCHARGE Army Lasts Point Program for Ranks Up to Colonels Washington officers P tothegrade 00000 of eligible for ischarge Friday under a new ischarge point system Points will be computed as of September Z on the same basis as or enlisted men Following arc ritical scores Colonel lieutenant colonel ma or 100 captain first lieutenant econd lieutenant 85 warrant of icer flight officer 80 nurses 65 VAC officers 44 physical therap sts dietitians 41 The war departmcnt announc ng the system Thursday said ome specialists may be retained 5 months despite having enough points for discharge They are Highway traffic engineers and uperinlendents ot water divis ons corps only egal officers having admiralty aw experience with transporta ion corps officers and warrant officers trained in contract re negotiation contract termination and surplus property disposal and civil affairs or military gov ernment officers including those in train inf The department said the army ilans to release 600000 of its 800 00 officers by next July 1 I this by lowering the poin score at intervals discharging sur plus officers and freeing those who can show personal hardship 3r whose return to civilian life Is for the national health safety and interest The overall army point sys tern supersedes one under which the of fleers whose pointscores range from 36 to 70 points up to the grade of captain Belgian Boy Forgets Mail Box Is Empty Salt Lake Cify S Note to wives and sweethearts of Gl stationed in Belgium If the family mailbox has ha a Mother Hubbardlike look fo Lo these many weeks dont blami Thursday Mrs Robert H Bui loch of Salt Lake City said he lieutenanthusband made the dis covery just recently that his Bel gian office boy had neglected tc mail the entire camps mail for months Order Demobilization of Soviet Age Groups Moscow presidium o the supreme court Friday ordere demobilization of 13 older ag groups serving with red arm forces in the far east Demobiliz ation of 13 older classes servin in the west had been ordered o June 23 Soviets Repatriated Moscow fP Col Gen F Golikov in charge of Russia repatriation affairs said Frida that 5115709 soviet officials ha Plan 3 Mile Parade in Hea rt of Cap ita I Yokohama MaeArthur will lead a mile parade of American military might into the heart Tokyo Saturday Friday 9 p m and within 3 days all the capital will be occupied it was announced Friday Meanwhile these other developments were disclosed The Hth airborne division first to set foot on enemy soil now has its entire strength in Japan and troops of the 27th division have begun arriving Formal investigation of war crimes against prisoners of war was launched with the appointment of an atrocity officer and enlisted specialists to visit each camp An additional 1100 prisoners have been liberated bringing the total to appropriately 9000 half of whom have Been evacuated The parade marking the tri OLD GLORY FLIES OVER American flag first to fly over Tokyo since the Japanese surrender was raised over the Nippon News building in downtown Tokyo by Lt Bud Stapleton of N Y AP wirephoto from signal corps radiophoto from Fighting Vice Adm McCain Dies From Combat Fatigue San Diego Cal sfout fighting heart which carried slen aer greying John Sidney McCain through the navys strenuous fly ing course at 52 years of age and to smashing victories over the Japa nese gave out Thursday sheer exhaustion from combat duty A physician said the vice admiral 61 year oW commander of fa mous carrier task force38 siinply was exhausted from 3 months of almost continuous raids largely against the Japanese homeland In that time McCains planes knocked out 6000 Nipponese Stop 6 Youths in Escape at Eldora School Eldora boys attempted to escape from the disciplinary cottage at the state training school for boys shortly after 9 oclock Thursday night but the attempt was frustrated and none of the inmates got away The boys tied blankets together for clothing and broke out a win dow and a casing It was one of several recent futile attempts of inmates to flee following 3 successful escapes in volving a total of 225 boys Near ly all of those who escaped now have been recaptured The long series of disturbances at the school began following the death Aug 29 of Ronald Miller 17 year old inmate from what Kardin County Coroiier Ei H Biersborn said was a blow on the head Along with 2 separate investi gations of the school and another oidered byGov Robert D Blue to be made later other develop ments have included suspension and resignation of O S Von Krog superintendent of the school 22 years suspension of 2 guards and appointment of Percy A Lainson warden of the Fort Madison peni tentiary to the dual job ol acting superintendent craft and 2000000 tons of ship ping including approximately 100 warships In that time io McCain was under terrific strain from com batting repeated kamikaze at tacks on his task one made several hours after the Aug 15 truce McCain lived just long enough to see victory not much longer He arrived home only Wednesday after having witnessed the Sept 2 surrender ceremony aboard the U S S Missouri in Tokyo bay McCain almost as bitter in his hatred of Japanese war lords as was his superior at sea Admiral Halsey declared Japans war lords are not half licked yet I didnt like the look in their signatories eyes Give me enough fast carriers and let me run them and you can have the atom bomb he told newspapermen in Honolulu en route home by air McCain shared fame with Adm Marc A Mitscher as the worlds greatest carrier strategists He once gave this as one reason for American success in the Pacific We kill the good pilots and we dont give the Japs time to train replacements VICE ADM McCAIN Buy your Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy THEIR PLEA prisoners of war rush to a dock in the Tokyo waterfront area to meet a U S navy craft that has come to remove them to the navv hospital ship Benevolence Painted signs on buildings in background brought quick re sponse from liberating forces entering the area AP wirephoto K A Engr 2 SHIPS ARRIVE WITH SOLDIERS New York Towans listed to arrive at New York har bor on the Moses Austin Thursday were the following Orlan M Gavle Dccorah Pfc Kenneth J Austad De corah Pvt Joseph G Zeien New Hampton On the LaGrande Victory due at New York harbor Wednesday were the following north lowans James R Wirth Aredale Paul C Egel Luverne Cpl Ray L Allison Sheffield Sgt William J Kuempel Charles City Southern Minnesotans on the LaGrande Victory were Capt William Silliman Win dom Pfc Alvin J Voelker Truman Pvt Bertram Chilson Rushford Sgt Milo M Bonebrake Win nebago Truck Kills Youth 9 in Mason City Robert Dwaine Harrenstein 9 son oE Mr and Mrs Ben M Har renstein 1514 N Washington was killed about 8 p m Thursday night when he was run over by a semitrailer truck driven by J M Thraves 115 7th N W in front of 1416 N Federal avenue The driver did not know at the time of the accident that his trail er had struck the boy but officers stopped him at 7th and N Federal avenue The truck is owned by Bert Sage The father the boy Is a re turned veteran of the South Pa cific and is in the Veterans hos pital in Des Moines Besides the parents the boy is survived by a sister Mrs R J Orvis Mountain Home Idaho and by the grand parents Mr and Mrs John Lash Mason City He was born June 26 1936 in Mason City and was in the 4th grade at McKinley school He was a member of the Grace Evangeli cal church Funeral arrangements are in complete pending notification of the boys sister now enroute to her home following a visit with the family The Patterson funeral umphal entry of MaeArthur into Tokyo will begin within sight of Emperor Hirohitos palace The battleequipped 7th and 8th regiments of the first cavalry di vision will march through the bombshattered capital city of surrendered first such march of a conqueror there in Japans long history An honor guard from the 7th regiment the regiment which fought under Custer on the Little Bighorn will escort MaeArthur from the Tokyo railroad station in the Marunouchi business quarter east of the palace grounds to the American embassy The embassy is approximately 3 miles south west of the Marunouchi district The whitelegged first cavalry band will blare martial music as the supreme commander of the allied powers motors past down town buildings to tiie embassy there to raise the same American flag which flew over the white house in Washington D C Dec 7 1941 the day that will live in infamy Whether Mac Arthur will pro ceed by train or car to Marunou chi was not disclosed although car is more probable A 4lane high way leads from his present Quarters at Yokohama to Mkru toouchl the geographical center of Tokyo and logical starting point for any parade The seventh and eighth regi ments will be fully armed dressed in combat khakis and will wear steel helmets and field boots They are from the second brigade com manded by Brig Gen Hugh Hoff man The seventh regiment Jed by Lt Col William A Adams will open the occupation of Tokyo sched uled at the outset to take in 40 of the citys more than 200 square miles Domei Japanese news agency said the first troops would enter the city at 6 a m Saturday 4 p m Friday central war Mac Arthur is leading 15000 troops into Tokyo His honor coveted as signment won in competition will be F troop commanded by John W Feeley Saginaw Lt home in charge No New Cases of Polio Reported in Mason Cify No new cases of infantile par alysis have been reported in Ma son City according to Dr C M Franchere city health director Friday The total number of cases reported here remains at 16 Farmer Pays Fine for Reckless Driving Griffith 60 Lib erty township farmer who was ar rested Saturday pleaded guilty in Justice O E McGaheys court to the charge of reckless driving and was fined 100 and costs which he paid Mich It is from the second bat talionof Maj William W West Warrenton Va With occupation forces already holding strategic points from the south tip of Kyushu to Tokyo in central Honshu negotiations were under way for the American navy to take over a Japanese base on the extreme tip of Honshu Shortly after 9 a m Friday 7 P m Thursday central war time Rear Admiral Kanome chief of staff of the Ominato naval base led a Japanese delegation aboard the TJSS Fanamini flagship of vice Adm Frank Jack Fletcher off north Honshu The delegation opened discus sions to transfer that base to Ad miral Fletcher whose warships moved to the assignment from the Aleutians Ominato is nearly 400 miles north of Tokyo Plans call for occupational forces to move into Sendai 190 miles north of Tokyo Naiigata 160 miles northwest and Aomori across Mutsu bay from Ominato within the next 2 weeks The laborious far flung task of occupation elsewhere than in the Japanese home islands was stepped up at Singapore and in China ROBERT HARRENSTEIN Robert Lillibridge Injured by Explosion on Farm While Welding Robert Lillibridge who resides on a farm about 8 miles south ot Mason City was severely injured from an explosion on his farm Wednesday forenoon which oc curred when he was welding a gasoline barrel He was taken to Rochester Minn for treatment REVEAL JAPS ATE PRISONERS Brisbane troops in New Guinea ate the flesh livers and brains of their Indian prison ers rescued Indian army asserted Friday The Indian officers freed from Wewafc and now at a Queensland rest camp include Capt Ru Per zai Dr Subadar Jurchuran Singh and Jemadar Oasin all captured by the Japanese at Singapore Of 300 Indian prisoners taken to Wewak New Guinea stronghold of the Japanese only 50 lived the officers said Nineteen they as serted were sent outside the com pound to search for food then were killed and eaten by the Japa nese   

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