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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MOINES U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires IFive Cents a Copi MASON CITY IOWA WEPNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 1945 This Paper Consists of Two One NO 290 s t WAR LEADER SUGIYAMA KILLS SELF DISCHARGE IS HIGH ON LIST FOR CONGRESS Quizzing Is Due Big Shots in ArmyNavy on Pearl Harbor Case WEDNESDAY IN CONGRESS Senators call armynavy chiefs to explain demobilization tinAmerican activities com mittee meets under new chair man i Doctor Carlo Sperati 84 Famous Bandmaster Dies Directed Luther Band Over 40 Decorated by Haakon Washington IF Congress worked itself up into a question ing mood Wednesday Its curiosity was terrific The army and navy were more on the defensive than at any time Birice Dday and Guadalcanal Congress asked questions about many things some military some notFor example the lawmakers wanted to know about 1 Armynavy discharges 2 Pearl Harbor 3 UnAmerican activities 4 tJNRRA The senate military committee summoned armynavy big shots Wednesday to ask why men cant be released faster Congress hoped the folks back home would listen to the1 stop writing all those letters A congressional investigation of the Pearl Harbor attack was all set Both the senate and house voted for it unanimously That means more quizzing for army navy big shots Six democrats and 4 republicans will do the quizzing UnAmerican activities snapped back into the news when the house committee to investigate them held its first formal meeting new chairman Rep John S Wood of This used to be the Dies com mittee Wood said he expects the group to Have more work thsn ever bertre But he said hes fame to be mighty careful whom he labels Herbert H Lehman boss of united nations relief and rehabilitation administration before the senate foreign relationscommitteefor stiff ques tioning Meantime a republican from Pennsylvania Rep James Fulton just back from Europe took a poke at UNRRA He said its ac tivities are a laughing stock in Europe And there was tax news Those lax cuts that corporations and individuals are expecting Jan 1 became even more fact pretty certain when the house committee on ways and means voted unanimously to get going soon on a quick tax bill There will be a tussle over the amount and method of the cuts But if the tussle doesnt last too long some sort of cuts can be ex pected As for the situation on unem ployment The Trumansupported plan for bigger benefits to the unemployed was given operation by the senate finance committee Heres what was removed Fed eral cash to increase weekly pay ments made by state governments Heres what stayed in the bill Federal cash to string out those payments to 26 weeks also travel pay for jobless workers stranded away from home also unemploy ment benefits for federal employes and maritime workers That isnt final Congress will debate the measure and maybe shuffle it around again Carlo A Sper ati 84 retired director of music at Luther college who was once decorated by King Haakon VII of Norway died here Wednesday morning The internationally known bandmaster retired In 1913 after a brilliant career of almost 40 years oa the campus of Luther college He had directed the col lege concert band since 1905 In 1936 Doctor Sperati made a second tour to Norway when he inaugurated the celebration of the 75th anniversary Luther col lege with a tour to the homeland It was on this tour that he re ceived 5 decorations In one of these ceremonies he was made a knight first class in the Order ol St Olaf by Jiing Haakon On the same trip he was granted audiences with both the king and the crown prince Olav When the latter visited Decorah in 1930 he and the crown prin cess Martha paid Doctor Sperati a special visit at his home as the venerable director was ill at that time Born in Oslo where his father was a famous organist and direc tor of a military band Doctor Sperati appeared before royalty at the age of 6 as solo drum mer In 1936 Doctor Sperati enjoyed the special honor directing the military band in Oslo which then included several players whose forebears had played under the elder Sperati Doctor Sperati was born in Norway Dec 29 1860 He came to America as a sailor His father was an Italian violinist from DOCTOR CARLO SPERATI whom he inherited his musical gift He was graduated from Luther college in 1888 and entered the ministry the Norwegian Luth eran church in 1891 serving con gregations on the Pacific coast until 1905 xvhen he was to Luther college to become head of the music department Surviving are his wife who was Emma Hoffos ol Decorah and 5 children Col Paolo Sperati Salt Lake City Utah Mrs Peter Sperati San Diego Mrs Carl Strom Mexico City Mrs Homer Briar Clear Lake and Vitorio SperatiAustin Minn Death was due to a heart at tack WORLD SERIES SET FOR OCT 3 Washington 7P The series will start October 3 in the home city of the American league pennant winner and Baseball Commissioner A B Happy Chandler said Wednesday that President Truman probably will attend v The opening date decision was reached at a meeting attended by representatives of clubs that still figure mathematically in the 2 major league races Chandlersaid after the meeting that the first 3 games of the series will be held in the park the American league winner and the rest of the series 4 games if needed will be played in the win ning National league city No Fleas No Lice No Rice Home Soon Manila American pris oner of war enroute home from a prison camp in Japan arrived here Wednesday and dispatched this message to his family No fleas no lice no rice home Former Iowa Bus Clears Record Charles City Helen Brewer known as the former Iowa bus queen has caused all records in the Floyd county dis trict court to be cleared and dis charged in all matters in which she was interested or involved L V Leigh clerk of the court said Wednesday This action voluntary on her part terminates A history of liti gations covering many years said Weston E Jones Floyd county attorney Mrs Brewer who first made headlines more than 20 years ago when as owner of a bus transpor tation company she clashed with the state railroad commission for allegedly cutting bus fares now is serving a oneyear sentence in the womens reformatory at Rock wellCity She was sentenced there last March 23 upon her con viction on a charge of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm on Sheriff B F Atherton when he went to the farm of her father in a search for stray calves allegedly owned by a neighbor Sievert Heints Her settlement to clear the rec ords included the costs of that trial of which her share was Pending criminal actions based on the same case have been dismissed as the result of her set tlement Jones said Mrs Brewer also dismissed with prejudice the action she brought against Atherton and severa neighbors based upon allegation that the search warrant proceed ings had resulted in malicious acts by the defendants She also paid the costs in that action Mrs Brewer also filed a dis claimer of any interest in the Reints cattle in a replevin action brought by Reints With her pay mentof costs in that action Judgi Tom Boynton last week entered a judgement by which title am possession of the cattle was con firmed in Reints W G Henke special prosecuto in the assault case whichwa tried at Osage under a change o venue said that Mrs Brewer fur ther had paid the costs of a stat case brought against her in Hampton several years ago re suiting from a civil action stem ming from destruction of prop erty at St Boniface church a Ionia The latter case ended in verdict against her for dam ages interest and costs With allowance for good con duct Mrs Brewers term at th reformatory is scheduled to completed late in November Get Pledges Grinnell colleg has announced pledges from bus ness houses and residents of th community totaling 532770 whic will be presented as a gift to th college The fund will be used b the institution to erect a foundr building for the Lennox Fumac company of Marshalltown Iowa VOTERS APPROVE BONDS Favor Issue at Election Tuesday Charles approved bond issue for erdarg ng the already crowded Cedar Talley hospital at an election Tues ay by a 75 per cent majority The vote was 1021 for the leasure and 342 opposed The majority necessary to carry he measure was 60per cent JAPS IN KOREA PLAN TO RETURN Conduct Passive Resistance Program Seoul Korea UR Japanese nationals in Korea are conducting a 3way passive resistance to he allied occupation including plans to influence the first elec ions and openly boast that they viil return within 20 years well nformed Koreans said Wednes day The Japanese attempted to buy a number of Korean nation al leaders before American occu pation troops arrived and now lave gone underground to main ain their political activities They have already organized a trong underground political jroup wellfinanced for the at empt to win control with a pro Nippon ticket at the first election Koreans indignant that Japa nese officials still remain in office say that Japanese nationals openly have told them Well bo back in 20 years Their passive resistance cam paign not only includes a powerful political movement but a program to store guns and ammunition throughout Korea according to the bestinformed Koreans The third phase of the resistance movement the Koreans said is that the Japanese hope to disrupt Koreas economic status durilTg the occupation Shortly after the peace the Japaneseheld Chosen bank flooded the market with pa per money END OF MEAT RATIONING IS NEAR DECISION Removal of Cheese From Ration Gives More Points for Meat Washington question of how soon meat rationing will end moved nearer a showdown Wednesday As housewives began buying all varieties of cheese without stamps government food officials predict ed an early decision on whether meat can go olf ths ration list 1 Before months end 2 By October 1 or 3 At some later date Due back in the capital shortly from a vacation at his home in Albuquerque N Mex Secretary of Agriculture Anderson will be asked for something definite on Among the most pressing re quests for a speedy decision is one from OPA Administrator Chester Bowles Bowies agency soon must start printing October point value charts if rationing is to be con tinued next month Bowles conterred Tuesday with Acting Secretary of Agriculture J B Hutson telling him that a quick decision wouldbe a good thing If the decision is to terminate meat rationing by Oct 1 or sooner there probably will be no an nouncement before the eveof the effective date OPA says an nouncements well in advance make it difficult to enforce ration ing regulations in the meantime On the other hand a decision to terminate the program at an un specified later date probably would be announced immediately so that housewives and butchers could settle down to a few more weeks of ralUmeasales it all depends on livestock marketings during the days and weeks ahead said a spokesman for Hutson Cattle marketings are running considerably ahead of a year ago but food officials are doubtful whether the total meat supply is sufficient to support unrestricted buying They recall that when most meat was removed from ra tioning in May 1944 distribution difficulties developed quickly in some parts of the country despite seemingly good overall supply Many housewives then asked that meat rationing be resumed It was early this year OPA officials say the agency is receiving a tre mendous volume of letters from consumers who want rationing re tained until an even supply is as sured Most butcher shops however would like to see the program ter minated immediately an OPA spokesman said He added that to the majority of merchants stamp MEDITERRANEAN AREAS UNDER DISCUSSION AT locates areas expected to figure in discussions at conference of Big 5 foreign ministers which started in London Tuesday Pantellena A may become either a British or international base The British are expected to ask that a strip of Cirenaica placed under international or Egyptian rule and Greece is asking for the Dodecanese islands off Turkeys west coast guarding the approach to the Dardanelles over which Russia has been demanding greater control AP wirephoto map K AEngr MARINE CORPS GUTS POINTS Reduces Points for Discharge to 70 Washington The marine corps Wednesday reduced its cri tical point score for release of male personnel from 85 to 70 points and authorized release of all marines 35 years of age and older V The changes announced by Gen l Ai Vtedeifrift marine corps commandant are effective imme diately They are the first reduction in the marines critical score origi nally announced August 15 In connection with the release of personnel over 35 it was pointed out that the marine corps point system unlike that for the rest ol the navy allows no credit for age The point release system does not apply to enlisted men serving 4year enlistments in the regular marine corps or extensions there of France Gives Italy Views to Big Five London presented to the conference of foreign minis ters of the worlds 5 big powers Wednesday her views on a pro posed peace treaty for Italy in sisting at least on the principle of reparations Outlines of American and Brit ish views indicate both govern ments have opposed collection of reparations fromItaly because they were eager fo get the Italian economy back ona sound basis The French views it was learned were these 1 France wants a small rectifi cation of her border with Italy mainly on the Alpine frontier around the towns of Labrigueand Tante and would like complete control over the Roya vallev on the frontier just north of the Medi terranean 2 France disclaims any desire to annex the valley of Aosta in northern Italy but wants guaran tees either in the treaty or bv 1 joint internationaj pledge that the Don Poshusta Polio Victim at Iowa City Funeral arrangements lor Don ald Francis Poshusta 18 who died Tuesday afternoon about oclopk at a hospital in Iowa City from infantile paralysis were in complete Wednesday pending word from a brother Cpl Keith Poshusta Great Falls Mont This is the 2nd fatalityfrom this disease in Mason City this fall One additional case reported in Mason City Wednesday brought the total number thus far in 1945 to 20 it was stated at the office of Dr C M Franchere city health director The 20th case was that of a 25 year old girl who was taken to Iowa City for treatment Poshusta who resided at 215 6th place S E was bornin Ma son City Aug 22 1927 and was a graduate of the class of 1945 at St Josephs Catholic high school last spring He had been employed at the CoMo Photo finishing plant throughout the summer Surviving are his mother Mrs Florence Poshusta a sister Mrs Roy Sail Iowa Falls and 3 broth ers Howard of Mason City 1st Sgt John Poshusfa Fort Leonard Wood Mo and Cpl Keith B Po shusta Great Falls Mont His father died in 1D43 The Meyer funeral home is in charge of arrangements if The new conditions for French population in the area will collection and bookkeeping is a hell of a nuisance If meat rationing is continued until perhaps November 1 there is a possibility the whole red point program might be teraiin charge eligibility General Van dergrift said apply to all marine corps personnel irrespective of whether they are serving within the United States or overseas There was no change in the cri tical score for members of the womens reserve which remains at 25 points The marine corps credit system provides 1 point for each month of service from September 16 1940 to September I 1945 1 point for each month overseas or at sea between the same dates 5 points I for each decoration and bronze ated at that time That would service star and 12 points for each mean the end rationing fats and lard salad oils as well as of meat Meanwhile housewives had a few more points to spend for meat as a result of cheese being made rationfree Cheese was taken off the ration list because foreign re quirements now can be met from military stocks dependent child not exceeding 3 under 18 years of age Canine Cop Lockport N T JF Peter Heary lost his pocketbook con taining A few days later a springer spaniel owned by Hearys land lady trotted homewith the purse and contents The dog was re warded with a steak Buy your Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy SAYS JAPS IN KOREA TO GO Washington if President Truman promised Wednesday that Japanese officials will be re moved from their posts in Korea as soon as possible He told a news conference that the armys decision to retain some of the Japanese overlords was dictated by practical considera tions Asked to fix a time when the Japanese will be put out the president referred the question to General MacArthur He said the decision to retain them in office until changes can be made was strictly a theater de cision but added there would be a policy statement on that line soon Under further questioning however he said the changes would be made as soon as pos sible Wins Prize Washington Shep herd Ames Iowa won a award for his paper in a contes on ways of dealing with postwar farm problems Announcement o the award was made Tuesday by the American Farm Economic as sociation sponsor of the contest DONALD POSHDSTA Deployment Timetable Paris rede ployment timetable of U S army divisions 17th airborne 14th armored and 45th infantry On high seas 69th infantry 271st and 272nd regiments in united kingdom awaiting shipment Sept 14 273rd regiment on high seas 63rd infantry 254th and 55th regiments at Le Havre awaiting transfer to united kingdom Sept 17 for shipment home 103rd infantry Loading at Le Havre will clear for United States by Sept 15 6th armored Now shipping from Le Havre for United States 78th infantry and 5th armored Moving from assembly area com mand to Le Havre 9th armored At assembly area command moves to port by Sept 15 99th infantry In Marseille stag ing area some elements now load ing be given home rule by Rome 3 The French are inclined to side with the British and Ameri cans on leave the city in Italian hands but establish an international authority to assure Austria Czechoslovakia and Yugo slavia free use ol the porl 4 The French are prepared to accept the British and American plan to place the bulk of the Ital ian colonies under Italian trustee ship This would remove Romes sovereignty but retain Romes rule The French view is that Italy must have an outlet for emigrants LIGHTFB IS FORECAST Des aioines possibil ity of scattered light frosts in northwest Iowa Thursday morn ing was forecast Wednesday by the Des Moines weather bureau We expect that if there is Irost it will be mostly on low ground it will not be traces here and there the bureau said forecast was for slightly cooler weather Wednesday night with average temperatures about 45 Thursday morning in northern Iowa and even lower in exposed places CHARLES CITY GETS BUILDINGS Charles City iP Permission has been received from the IfHA to privately construct 25 new houses in Charles City to relieve the acute housing shortage This follows the recent comple tion of 25 houses and remodeling of larger houses into 40 apart ments Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and slightly cooler Wednesday night Thurs day fair and continued cool Iowa Mostly cloudy with occa sional light rain Wednesday and in east Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy Contin ued cool Minnesota Gradual clearing and continued cool Wednesday night and Thursday Local light frosts southwest and extreme west portion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 62 Minimum Tuesday 43 At 8 a m Wednesday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 55 Precipitation 01 Hardin County League Asks For Cleanup Des Moines Robert D Blue Wednesday received a petition from the Hardin County Law Enforcement league asking for the dismissal of more em ployes at the Eldorastate train ing school for boys and a thor ough cleaning up of the training school situation The petition was received as Ira Nichols Iowa Falls minister and honorary chairman of the league conferred with the gov ernor and asked that the situation be turned inside out and the public informed of all the things that have beeu going on there for several years After the conference Nichols said we told him there still are some other employes that ought to be suspended We also told him want this brutality at the school stopped for all time and that we want a spe cial prosecutor who really will go into this situation and turn it up side down The most recent escapees of the state training school for boys 2 who fled Monday night while as signed to the institution dairy crew Wednesday were back at the school They were returned after less than 24 hours away from the in stitution by a farmer from the Eldora vicinity The 2 had been identified as Clifford Lovett of Galesburg 111 and Paul Krante of Newton Iowa MARSHAL AIDED IN ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR MacArthur Dissolves Black Dragon Society Tojo Is Improving BULLETIN Tokyo Marshal Gen Sugiyama committed suicide by shooting himself Wednesday HJs wife killed herself at the same time Sugiyama was a member of the suprenie army command and former chief ol the army general staff Sugiyama was a member of the Japanese high command which ordered the attack on Pearl Uarbor Tokyo occupa tion authorities Wednesday pressed the roundup of 47 Japa nese war leaders and renegade oc cidentals as a gift of blood from a Pennsylvania sergeant probably saved the life of Hideki Tojo principal architect of the Pearl Harbor assault General MacArthur extending his list of wanted men to include 7 of the notorious black dragon societys top terrorists ordered dissolution of that jingoistic secret I organization which the Japanese claimed had disbanded more than a month ago While the roundup bag increased one of the most badly wanted Lt Gen Masaharu Homma who sanctioned the murderous death march of Bataan fled to his islet home off the northwest coastN One of those caught however was Heinrich Georg Stahmer German ambassador held chiefly responsible for bringing Japan into the HomeBerlin axis Tojo who attempted suicide Tuesday admittedly to escape trial as the main Japanese war criminal but who missed his with a bullet from a pistol taken from a downed American flyer rallied strongly Tuesday night after the transfusion of Btype whole blood and injections of pen icillin Doctors who had said he had a betterthanever chance to live declared his condition now was Very satisfactory Tojo himself was strong enough to thank them and to tell a Japanese government representative T Suguki who visited him at the American evac uation hospital in Yokohama that he appreciated the care he was getting The Wood donation came from Sgt John A Archinal a veteran HOUSE APPROVES PREWAR TIME Washington The house Wednesday passed without oppo sition a resolution to return the nation to standard time Sept 30 The measure would abolish day light saving or wartime It would mean that clocks would be turned back one hour at 2 a m on Sept 30 The legislation now goes to the senate where speedy adoption is expected Action by the president is not required Buy your Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy of New Guinea and the Philip pines who said Im doijig this so he can set his just dues and suffer for the 17 months he made me spend in New Guinea General personal physician Col Roger Egeberg South Euclid Ohio rushed to To jos bedside to join in the fight for his life Lt Gen Robert L Eichelberger commander of 8th army occupation forces said that the best possible nursing care had been ordered adding We want the Japanese government to know that Eichelberger said Tojo shot himself with a U S army air corps pilots pistol The number of the Colt automatic 535330 was too high for prewar issue the general said He reported that Tojo asked where he obtained the gun had replied Jrom the Japanese war department I believe the pistol was taken from an American aviator shot down during the war Eichelber ger concluded He has the pistol together with the hara kiri knife and unsheathed ceremonial sword found near Tojo First to be detained of the 39 others that General Mac Arthur had ordered heldwere Jorge Var gas poppet Philippines ambas sador to Japan Mark Lewis Streeter American captured at Wake island by the Japanese and charged with later makinr propa ganda broadcasts for them from 3 prison camp Heinrich Stahmer German ambassador to Japan and Col Josef Alfred Meislnger po lice attache at the German em bassy Ambassador Stahmers confine ment in the Fujiya hotel at Miya rishita was described as protec tive custody Also on the wanted list Adm Shigetaro Shimada Tojos navy minister was Quoted by Domei as explaining he had decided against suicide and had nothing to say while awaiting the war crimes trial he expects Vargas was taken in Tokyo along with his 2 sons Streeter was found aboard the American hospital ship Marigold where had been sent with other liberated prisoners of war Mcisinger has been held for severe days High among the others wanted Is Gen Masaharu Homma hell   

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