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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME es NT OF ANO ARCHIVE i VOL LH T Associated Prea United Pull Leased Wlr3 MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7 1945 Thla Paptr Conrijto cl One i Paptr conrijto ct dm NO 24 SHOWDOWN IS NEAR ON WAGE ISSUE ODWYER WINS IN NEW YORK JEFFRIES IS IN Democratic Leaders See Power Decline of Governor Dewey By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrat William ODwyer swamped 2 major opponents and i vvon election as mayor of New York City Tuesday Htsvote far exceeded the ag gregate of his opposition It prompted democratic leaders to see good things ahead for the party in the state and nationally They saw in it a decline in the political fortunes of Gov Thomas E Dewey Republicans withheld comment for the time being In the 2nd municipal scrap that captured more than local attention in T u e s d ays first postwar voting Mayor Edward J Jef fries was elec ted to a 4th term in De troits hot non partisan may oralty against Richard T Franken s t e e h CIO union leader Frankensteen had the back ing of the CIOs JEFFERIES political action committee Democrats elected these mayors elsewhere David L Lawrence national committeeman for Penn sylvania in Pittsburgh Incum bent Thomas A Burke at Cleve land and Rep James M Curey for a 4thterm not consecutive at Boston The Curley victory was jn 3 A HprhTiATaf was leading the race for mayor of Louisville Republicans alter 14 years on the outside swept intocontrol of the city government of New Hav en Conn electing William G Gelantano as mayor Cornelius A Moylan a republican was chosen as mayorof Hartford but Water bury pickeda democrat John S Monagan Bridgeport kept its socialist raayor Jasper McLevy elected for his 7thconsecutive term To offset the democratic victory registered in Pittsburgh Pennsyl vania republicans reelected 2 su perior court judges W Hfeber Dithrich and John Arnold in statewide elections Republicans won the mayoral ties of Syracuse and Buffalo with Frank J Costello and Bernard J Dowd respectively but democrats showed considerable strength in other upstate New York cities In the only major congression al contest of the 4th New Jersey retained controlof the seat re signed by D Lane Powers Frank A Mathews Jr organization GOP candidate ran well ahead in a 3 man race Frank S Katz enbach 3rd regular democratic nominee was 2nd The 24th Illinois district also elected a republican to Hoy he nad no major opposition Clippinger suc ceeds the late Rep James D Heid inger republican A Mathews victory in New Jer sey would make the house line up Democrats 241 republicans 191 American labor 1 progres sive 1 vacancy in New Mexico 1 In the only gubernatorial con test Lt Gov William M Tuck was elected governor of Virginia by better than 2 to 1 over 2 op ponents He carried his ticket with him 60 DAY POWS GET DISCHARGE Washington war de partraent Wednesday authorize immediate honorable dischargi from the army of soldiers i were prisoners of the enemy at least 60 days regardless their number of points ed who for of Deployment Timetable Paris rede ployment timetable of U S army divisions 75TH INFANTRY In Marseille staging area 8TH ARMORED On high seas 66TH INFANTRY On high seas 26TH INFANTRY InCamp Pittsburgh Oiese section 89TH INFANTRY In Le Havre staging area ready date Nov 28 36th 79th 90th infantry 12th mored 82nd airborne 16th corps JTted for movement CHILD SHOWS JAP BAYONET old Rosalinda Andoy testifying at the war crimes trial of Lt Gen Tomoyuki Yamashita in Manila P L shows the court some of the 38 bayonet wounds on her body which she said were inflicted by hysterical drunken AP Wirephoto from Signal Corps radiophoto Reveal Japs Scoffed Geneva Convention While Operating Santo Tomas Civilian Prison Jaanese operated Santo Tomas civilian prison a Plarmed Program of starvation for approximately 4000 internees Magazine Editor A V H Hartendorp testiffed I1116war of Lt GenTomoyuki Yamashita At least 8 internees died ot starvation or malnutrition in the last 4 months of Japanese occupation he stated refused to hear internees complaints the Geneva convention lj smUitary commission hearing charges to 106 poirads and that the aver age weight all internees was 30 pounds He said conditions became steadily worse with the Nippo nese commandant making pro gressive cuts in internees rations In October 1944 the internees rations were reduced to only 2 meals aday which further en dangered our health particularly that of small children and older people On cross examination the for mer editor said the Japanese ra tion was better than ours Im cer tain because they looked much better than any of us AHartenaorp long timeAmeri can resident of Hie islands and who edited the prewar Philip pine magazine said Santo To mas internees received only 3 Red Cross last on Christmas 1943 A bill of particulars covering the Santo Tomas case from Oct 9 1944 through the liberation Feb 2 1945 charges the Japanese with wilful failure and refusal to pro vide food and medical supplies to more than 3000 civilian internees It also specifies that Internee Ford Wilkins former city editor of the Manila Bulletin andNew Yxjrfc Times correspondent was beaten and tortured and charges the ex ecution without cause or trial of more than 6 internees for minor infraction of rules Among the 6 were Carol Grin nell chairman of the camps in ternee committee and representa tive of General Electric Interna tional Alfred P Duggleby Grass Valley Cal wealthy gold mine operator Clifford Larsen and B B Johnson American business men Gl CRAVINGS CAUSESHORTAGE Des Moincs craving of G I Joe for fresh milk when he comes home and increased con sumption of the dairy product by others in his family have contrib d uted to a severe milk shortage e throughout the state Frank Barker manager of the Iowa dairy industry commission said Wednesday But the situation now Is as bad as it will get he predicted As soon as farmers finish har vesting the corn crop and have more time to tend their herds there will be more milk Barker Were just gqlng into the flush period of milk production now he added The dairy official said neither dairymen nor dairy processors knew exactly how the shortage occurred The government has cut its purchases of dairy prod ucts twothirds which should be great enough to supply the addi milk requirements of re turning servicemen Barker ex plained RAFJETPLAl SETS NEW MARK Makes World Record of 606 Miles an Hour Herne Bay Eng royal force jetpropelled plane pi loted by Eric Greenwood chief test pilot for the Gloster Aviation company set a new worlds speed record of 60S miles an hour Wednesday shortly after another pilot had raised the mark to 602 miles an hour Greenwood made the SOSmile average in his Yellow Meteor in 4 official runs over the Heme Bay course hitting a hijh of 612 miles an hour on one He broke the record within an hour after his friend Group Cap tain Hugh Wilson had streaked another jetpropelled ship Brit annia over the same course for arecord of 602 miles an hour Both pilots flew the course in conformity with rules of the fed eration aeronautique governing official speed tests far aircraft It had not yet been decided whether Greenwoods time would be submitted to the federation for certification The twin test flights broke the accepted record of German pilot Fritz Wendel who flew a Messer schmitt at 4814 miles an hour in Motherless Child on Last Lap to Grandparents New York URVMichael Shaun Collins 14 months old will begin the last lap of a 4500 mile jour ney by air Wednesday when he boards a plane for Minneapolis t be met by the grandparents who will give him a new home Michael motherless child of American Sgt James M Collins of Stillwater Minn arrived here from London Saturday night by transAtlantic plane Miss Helen Louise Johnstone office of wa information employe had volun leered as his nursemaid for the trip and has cared for him here she and his grandparents Mr and Mrs John E Collins planned the final leg of Michaels journey to Stillwater Michaels father gave up his chance for discharge several months ago to remain in London until his child was safely on the way home The childs mother Collins British war bride died 3 months ago ELECT IOWAN9 Okmnlsree Qkla B Young Ottumwa Iowa was among vice commanders elected Tuesday at the 3day convention ot the U S Army Mothers SEE AMERICAN FORCEREMOVAL IN NORTH CHINA General Wedenieyer Says Evacuation by MidNovember Chungking A C Wectemeyer told correspondents n PAping Wednesday that Amer ican forcesmay begin evacuation of north China by midNovember Wedemeyer U S commander tor the China theater said Amer ican forces would withdraw from north China as soon as their mis sion is accomplished The withdrawal he said may itart within 10 days Wedemeyer categorically denied jommunist charges that American forces had aided Chinese nation alists in actual fighting against the communist troops He stressed that American forces will not become involved in any China civil war But he will brook no interference in the accomplish ment of the United States mission and will use all forces available to protect American lives and property Unity negotiations in Chung king between government and communist representatives were reported deadlocked with each side issuing recriminations against the other The progovernment news paper Ta Kung Pao reported in a Nanking dispatch that advance elements of Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks 52nd army have be gun landing at communistheld Yingkow port of entry to Man churia A dispatch from United Press Correspondent Richard W John ston said the troops of the 52nd army originally to ern shore of the Gulf of Chihli and landed instead at Chinwangtao nine miles southwest of the Man churian border A rovernment spokesman said there had been no change in the status ol talks with communist delegates The government is awaiting a reply from Yenan to the governments proposals he said From other sources it was re ported that talks between Shao LitSe liberal government spokes man and Chow En Lai vice chairman of theChinese commun ist party were stalemated Chow insisted that cessation of the civil war was a prerequisite to any discussion of peaceful re construction of China or technical military matters Shao contended that the communists alone were responsible for the civil war be cause we never attacked them MASlTciTYANS LAND IN STATES Sgt Orval C Miller was sched uled to arrive in New York on the William and Mary Victory due in New York Thursday it was re ported in an AP dispatch re ceived here First E Haynes was listed among those havingjirrived in Boston on the E B Alexander on Wednesday Cites Fatten Brussels f Prince Charles the Belgian regent conferred the tlroix de Guerre and the badge of grand officer of the order of Leo pold upon Gen George S Pat ton Jr at the royal palace Wednesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy with rain Wednesday night Thurs day rain changing to snow and much colder Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday and Wednesday night Colder Wednesday and in east portion Wednesday night Thursday oc casional rain south and central and rain or snow extreme north portion Minnesota Cloudy and colder Wednesday night and Thursday with occasfonaf light sriow cept locally moderate west tral portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 64 Minimum 39 At 8 a m Wednesday 41 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 37 Precipitation 02 BOMBER Liberator r Consolidated Mess is the crew that will bring the ship to the municipal air J1 exhibition Thursday in connection with the focal Victory Loan drive Left to i gt John B Prudhomme combat veteran of Iota nViIf Oakland Cal who holds the air medal with 8 oak leaf clusters for a years service with the Jungle air force over the New Hebrides Admirahties and the Solomon islands the copilot Wilson C Werfa A Sgr operator Sgt Alvin Anderson Venice Cal AAF photo Airmada Held Up by Low Ceiling Here Lowhanging clouds prohibited the AAF Victory Loan Airmada from making their flight from MajJiipn Wjs tp Mason City WeMesdayafternooptasilarined by H Wilson assistant to Capt Clif ford Jaffa the project officer The planes will make the flight Thursday motnine if the weather improves he said andwill defi nitely beon display here a fore noon and afternoon regardless of their time of arrival Future com mitments will be cancelled if nec essary in order to make the Mason City appearance he promised A ceiling of 600 feet here made landing impossible for the faster ships in the Airmada and the AAF refused permission for the flight at present ATOMIC ENERGY TALK SATURDAY Truman Will Confer With Britain Canada Washington Tru man will begin his Atomicenergy Says Russia Would Keep Atom Secret London Churchill expressed conviction Wednesday that Soviet Russia would not share the atomic bomb secret if she alone held it and urged Prime Minister Attlee in his forthcoming Washington talks to bring no pres sure on the United States to divulge the bombs production details I am sure Churchill said that were the circumstances re versed and we or the Americans asked for similar access to Rus sian arsenals it would not be granted The former prime minister mentioned assistance furnished the Russians during the war in cluding radar and other mat ters and said he was not con scious of any considerable re ciprocity But he declared in almost the same breath Any idea of Britain deliber ately pursuing an antiRussian policy or faking part in making a combination to the detriment of Russia is thoroughly opposed to British thought and conscience Nothing but a long period of marked injuries and antagonisms could develop any such matter again in this land British Leader Says Scientists Abandoning Bomb to Politicians Canadian prime ministers on Sat urday The white house disclosingthis Wednesday said the 3power talks will start at the white house and continue on the presidential yacht Potomac on Sunday Prime Ministers Attlee of Great Britain and MaeKenzie King of Canada will accompany the president to Arlington cemetery Sunday when he lays a wreath on the tomb of Americas unknown soldier After the Armistice day cere mony there the party will go to the grave of Sir John Dill for mer British representative on the combined chiefs of staff where Mr Atilee will lay another wreath Eben Ayers assistant press secretary also disclosed that there will be a state dinner at the white house Saturday night in honor of the distinguished vis itors Lord Halifax the British am bassador State Secretary Byrnes and Admiral William Leahy the presidents chief of staff will ac company the 3 leaders to Arling ton cemetery and aboard the yacht London Law for y mer British minister at state complained in an address before i the Hoyal Empire Society Wednes day that the scientists who in vented the atomic bomb now were abandoning it to the politicians Scientists with a great deal of 8 ingenuity persistence industry and pertinacity have evolved this horrible weapon he said and are now showing every sign of climbing out from underneath i and talking a great deal of non sense and leaving it on the laps of the politicians and the people who have to live in the world of men and make the best job of it they can Workers in Transit Rift Back to Jobs Churchill Says Stalin Still Steering Russia London Prime Minister Winston Churchill told commons Wednesday that Gener alissimo Stalin is still strongly holding the helm and steering his tremendous ship the soviet un ion Pass Levy county voters gave an 83 per cent ma jority Tuesday to a onehalf mill levy to establish a 5100000 coun ty hospital fund The vote was 1778 for and 362 against the bond issue and tax levy GREEN By Striking transit workers retum ed to their jobs in Washington as Gen eral Mbtprscorl poratidn made a couhterprdptisa to the demands of the United Au tomobile Workers Union CIO for a 30 per cent wage boost In resuming vrage negotiations with the TJAW at Detroit Gener al Motors offered limited pay in creases for some workers to match increases in the cost of living The General Motors position was presented to the union by H W Anderson a GM vice presi dent He said the effect of the offer would be to give the corporations workers a pay basis which woulc maintain their 1941 standard of living Anderson said the offer was based on President Trumans or der of Oct 30 permitting wage increases since Jan 1 1941 equa to the increase in the cost of living between that date and September of this year Meanwhile at Washington 4000 bus and street car operators de cided to accept the plea of their union leaders that they go back to work Their demands for a 30cen hourly wage increase will be ne gotiated with the assistance of the U S conciliation service Elsewhere there were these la bor developments Striking CIO United Auto Work ers agreed at Windsor Ont to re move a barricade of automobile from around the Windsor plants o the Ford Motor company Ford workers in 37 American cities began taking a strike vote At Detroit the UAW notified President Truman that the union would oppose the raising of prices on 1946 cars At Washington Secretary of La bor Lewis B Schwellenbach pre dieted that there wiU be from 6 000000 to 8000000 unemployed in the nation by next spring H said that by next fall the numbe would drop to about 4000000 ti 6000000 Buy yonr Victory Bonds anu Stamps from yonr GlobeGazette carrier boy 10 ASKS FOR DISCUSSION OF Lewis Wins Seat on Key Executive Group at Labor Conference Washington Unions put iside their bitter wrangling over v cey posts in the national labor nanagement conference Wednes day for a showdown on the CIO demand that delegates disuss vages The issne may pop up at the irst session of the executive com nittee key conference group em powered to sift all business for Formal consideration CIO President Philip Murray las contended that wages and a decent stand ird of living or the worker ause all labor roubles and hat mere cre ation ot mach nery for set tling disputes ill not solve le pay issue So far the ma ority of the delegates seem Jisinclined t o ackle wages They point to President Tru mans call to the group to work out better methods of collective Dargaining AFL President Wil liam Green told them the confer ence would be doomed to failure if it started talking pay rates R J Thomas president the CIO workers told the confer ence Tuesday no amount of dis putersettiing machinery could pre vent strikes You cant live Thomas said by writing a few formulas down on a piece of paper The whole problem will be threshed out in the executive com mittee It was because of this partly that John L Lewis head of the united mine workers waged h i s successful fight Tuesday for a seat on the committee He won with the help of Greens AFL delegates e w i s has been talking of a possible re LEWIS turn to the AFL over the opposition of the CIO Instead of an 8man executive committee as had been proposed with labors 4 votes divided be tween the AFL and CIO the con ference agreed to a 16man com mittee with labors 8 votes divided 3 each for CIO and AFL and 1 each for Lewis UMW and the rail road brotherhoods Meanwhile the national labor board relations board pondered whether it may conduct a strike vote by the CIO United Steel workers of Republic Steel cor poration while the union has a no strike contract The steelworkers asked for the vote after the corporation rejected their request for a 52 a day more pay Republic challenged the re quest At the same time the ground work was laid for a wage discus sion in the shipbuilding and re pair industry Ernest A McMillan chairman of the National Ship building Stabilization committee saidthere would be a conference on the subject Dec 4 He will choose the site later The ship workers want 30 per cent more wages Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS More than 294000 workers remained away from their jab Wednesday m reconversion labor disputes largely the result of de mands for higher wages a United Press survey showed This was the labor picture and street car operators in Washing ton voted to end a work stoppage which had tied up transportatioi in the capital The 4000 strikers agreed to negotiate demand fnr with the assistance of the Ut Motors and CIO United Auto Wor n a early break was anticipate m the 2 month Windsor Ont work stoppage and a strike vote in progress among Ford workers throughout the nation over mands for a 30 per cent pay boost Representatives of 60000 AFL lumber woikers re jected an offer of a 12 cent hourly raise and decided to continu a 7 week strike to support demands for a 5110 industrywide hour minimum I 12 LibteyOwensFord and Pittsburg CIO PlaQts remained curtailed by a strike of 1800 55000 San Francisco Bay area worker 10 3 fSVV3 Stlike CIO machinists ing a 30 per cent blanket wage increase rker de seek JAPANPOLICE GET SHAKEUP Tokyo gave its once domineering police system anoth n or rough shakeup Wednesday by firing more than 5800 enforcement and surveillance personnel and announcing it would appoint civil ian advisory boards in major To kyo police districts with unprece dented power to criticize public actions of officers Some time ago the nations Jn famons thought police and mili tary police organizations were dis solved on allied orders and their leaders imprisoned for questioning Also at the command of General MacArthur the Japanese govern ment released 507 political prison ers and discontinued protectioi and surveillance over 2026 othet individuals
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