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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1945, Mason City, Iowa C 0 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL va Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy I atASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21 1945 Latest College FOOTBALL RESULTS 234 Final Iowa Nebraska Indiana Purdue Ohio State Michigan I1 M Wisconsin Minnesota Northwestern Illinois Notre Dame13 Tulane Is Cornell Pennsylvania Dartmouth Columbia Princeton Yale si PI Illinois Telephone Strike Deadlocked Plan Spread to Tie Up Nationwide Service Chicago UR Negotiations in the strike of Illinois telephone op erators were deadlocked Saturday as a union official said plans were under way to extend the tieup na tionwide Aftera Conference with concil iation and representa tives Friday A Beirne president of the National Federation of Telephone Workers announced he was setting in mo tion machinery to call out tele phone workers all over the coun try The conciliation conference sixth since the strike of 8700 Illi nois toll operators was called last Monday ended in failure Both sides refused to give ground in a wage dispute As he left the meeting Beirne said he would contact all locals immediately to give the strikers full support He added however that the N F T Ws 250000 mem bers would not be called out until all avenues of negotiation had been tested Beirne said he had appealed to Secretary of Labor Lewis B Schwellenbach to intervene in Teaching a settlement Members of the Illinois Tele phone Traffic union affiliated with the N F T walked off their jobs six days ago in support of demands for a S6 weekly wage increase The Illinois Bell Telephone Co had offered a pay boost in line with a recommendation from the telephone commission of the na tional war labor board but it was rejected The work stoppage tied up all but emergency suburban and long distance calls in and out of Chi cago and service has been vir tually suspended in downstate areas without dial phone systems Two northern Indiana counties also were affected Beirne head of the parent union boastingmore than 50 locals in 42 states came to Chicago by plane from New York Friday to take over leadership in hc strike It was explained that a nation wide walkout to be called must first receive approval of the na tional executive board of the N F T W Each local union would then decide whether to participate Many longdistance operators in other cities already have refused to accept longdistance calls from Chicago Mrs Mary Cannon pres ident of the Washington affiliate of the N F T W messaged local union leaders that she was ready to call a sympathy strike in the nations capita Discharges Given 4 North Iowa Sailors The following North lowans have been discharged from the naval service at the separation center at Great Lakes 111 Kenneth G Dilly Aplingtcn Wayne W Weinberg Clarks ville Earl E Albertson Ridgeway Clement C Stubebad Waukon 2 Killed in Headon Train Crash Atlanta crowded troop train and a freight train crashed headon 37 miles northwest of here Saturday killing at least two persons and injuring an undeter mined number An ambulance brought two bodies to Kockmart a town sev eral miles from the scene Hoke Durham a Rockmart policeman said the ambulance driver re ported four persons had been re moved from the wreckage when he left the scene The collision was near Hanlin between Rocfcmart and Dallas Hanlin is on the seaboard airline railways A11 a n t aBirmingham route Headquarters of the seaboard airline in Norfolk Va in a pre liminary report listed the dead and injured as follows Dead Engineer E T Pope of Birming ham Ala Fireman R M Keith of Atlanta Injured Engineer J B Weaver Bir mingham Fireman J A Cooper Btrminir ham Engineer Pope was on the troop train aswas Fireman Keith The S A L announcement said no serious injuries were reported to military personnel or to other members of the crews Ambulances were sent to Han lin from a half dozen nearby towns Cedartown Austen Power Springs and others The troop train was headed to ward Atlanta and the freight to ward Birmingham Some Jams Jellies to Go Up Slightly on Nov 28 Says OPA Washington for several kinds of jams and jellies will be up a little beginning The OPA announced Friday that retail price ceilings for cherry jam and jelly Vill be increased about 2 cents a pound Grape spreads will cost about 1 cent more while prices for apple pre serves jellies and apple butter will be increased by a small amount Sir Christopher Wren famous i British architect who built St Pauls also designed Wren fiall I at William and Mary college Virainia i Tills Paper Consists ot Two Section Ono JJQ 40 LADY ASTOR MAY TESTIFY Reveal Churchill Had Urged Roosevelt to Issue War Warning Washington un dersecretary of state Sumner Welles said Saturday he became convinced in mid September 1941 that war with Japan prob ably was inevitable The former state department of fjcial told the congressional com mittee investigating Pearl Harbor It had seemed to me from the middle more or less thatOhere was not the remotest chance of reaching a peaceful set tlement and that consequently hostilities would probably be in evitable The committee in later hearings will try to get at a fundamental issue racing it happened that our armed forces were taken by surprise at Pearl Harbor when men such as Welles had believed for some months that war with Japan was inevitable Welles was examined as the committee sought more details on vvny a proposed temporary agree ment with Japan was drafted and then discarded late in November 1941 and whether there was an AmericanBritishChincse Dutch agreement on joint action against Japan Welles also testified 1 He knew nothing of formal commitments amounting to an A BCD agreement although the United States and Britain did take actioK in warning notes to Japan 2 He had nothing to do with drafting or discarding a suggested temporizing modus vivendi pro posal to Japan but he didnt think it would have been acceptable to the Japanese under any circum stances 3 Former Postmaster General Frank Walker was one of the in fluential persons referred to by Japanese diplomats in reporting to their government they were go ing outside regular diplomatic channels in trying to persuade President Roosevelt 4 Welles considered Japanese demands submitted on Nov 20 1941 as an ultimatum to this country He did not regard former Secretary of State Cordell Hulls reply on Nov 26 as an ultimatum to Japan It was also disclosed that Brit ish Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged President Roose velt on Nov 30 1941 to issue a war warning to Japan Churchills request was read Into the records of the Pearl Har bor investigating committee Churchill believed a blunt warn ing to the Japanese might stop their aggressive program that brought the Pearl Harbor attack 7 days later He promised that Britain would make a similar declaration or share in a joint declaration if Mr Roosevelt would make one Church said the warning to Japan could be either secret or public and left it up to Mr Roosevelts discretion Whether Mr Roosevelt replied was not re vealed immediately Two messages from Churchill to Mr Roosevelt were read into the recordby Assistant Commit tee Counsel Gerhard Gesell They were transmitted from London under signature of John G Wi nant U S ambassador to Britain In the Nov 30 message Church ill suggested that One important method remains unused in avert ing war between Japan and our 2 countries namely a plain dec laration secret or public as may be thought best that any further act of aggression by Japan will lead immediately to the gravest consequences Churchill said he realized air Roosevelts constitutional diffi fact that only con gress can declare war So lie sug gested that Mr Roosevelt consider warning Japan that any further Japanese aggression would com pel you to place the gravest is sues before congress or words to that effect We would of course make a similar declaration or share in a joint declaration and in any case arrangements are being made to synchronize our actions with yours Churchill messaged Forgive me my dear friend for presuming to press such a course upon you but I am con vinced that it might make all the difference and prevent a melan choly extension of the war In a message of Nov 26 Church ill left up to Sir Roosevelt the de cision of whether to offer Japan a modus vivendi Automobile and Aviation company said that more Manufacturers association Pledges were required to end said that the coasttocoast strike 5USSest against General Motors was caus e UAW make labor his ing a rapid strangulation of the 3 y some respon industrv slWc protection against work slop Welles Foresaw Jap War WAS CONVINCED PEACEPARLEYS HAD NO CHANCE Vf STUDIES HULL AT PEARL HARBOR lefore the joint congressional committee investigating the Pearl Harbor disaster Cmdell secretary of state at the time of the Jap attack appears as a ritnessnt he gestures as he testifies answers committee questions center and at risht statesman appears in deep thought AP Wirephoto vtemeij ana at nght G M Strike to Hit Parts Plants Predicts Strangulation of Entire Parts Industry Soon By UNITED PRESS Possible larreaching effects of the nationwide General Motors walkout were previewed Saturday L negotiati as an industr sokes panys ability to pay wage In creases without raising prices ay as an industry spokesman warned th an warne that automobile parts plants soon would be forced to shut down be Vnion Friday was asked to assume cause of the strike financial responsibility for work FmnLTdrrf stoppages Llll DLlUie 7 Frank Rising general manager tvn 1 np pm the Automobile and Parts industry stafcd bunt5that some 100000 workers employed in plants supplying60 per cent or more of their output to General Motors would be added within a few days to the 430000 already idled by work stoppages over the country If continued for any length of time he said the GM strike would force nearly 400 plants to close idling some 400000 workers altogether And when the parts plants go down Ford Chrysler and the other auto companies will have to close too he added Government intervention was looked to as the only apparent hope for an early end to the strike of 175000 CIO auto workers who left their jobs in 102 GM plants Wednesday labor Secretary Lewis B Schwellenbach said he had in vited rcnresentativcs of the com pany and the powerful united au tomobile workers CIO to meet in Washington next week with conciliators from his office Meanwhile a strike of 8700 Il linois telephone workers threaten ed to become nationwide following a sixth unsuccessful conference with U S conciliation service of ficials Joseph A Beirne president of the national federation of tele phone workers said he had start ed machinery to call out phone workers all over the country Beirne said he would contact all locals immediately to pledge their support but said that the N F T Ws 250000 members would not be called out until after all avc nues of tested negotiation had been out Illinois remained deadlocked ground in the dispute over wages poralionrejected a union for arbitration At the same time the corporation withdrew negotiations over a similar cent fTiiy Iwost the Ford Motor Co union Friday was asked to assume The company said that more the industry inasmuch as it gen erally was believed that any agree ment reached between Ford and the UAW might have important bearing on the outcome of the GM strike 8 BREAKINS AT KLEMME WODEN Sheriff Thinks Jobs Done by Expert Yeggs series of 8 breakins in which safes were blown at Woden and Klemme early Satur day morning are believed by Sheriff L M Brower to be the work of an organized gang of yeggs A 1942 VB Ford car belonging to W S Pritchard was stolen at Garner and was later found south east of Mason City minus several tires The car is believed to have been taken by the yeggs after they visited Woden and before pro ceeding to Klemme At Woden the burglars broke into the postofficc blew the safe and stole S895S2 of postoffice funds and S800 of the personal funds of Postmaster Ed Meyer The safe at the Farmers Ele vator at Woden was also blown Bauinann is manager The postoffice robbery was discovered by Postmaster Meyer Government Only Hope in GM Strike BULLETIN p Ren ther vice president of the United Automobile Workers union CIO predicted Saturday that the sys lemwide General Motors strike would brine about the greatest labor solidarity in national his tory By ALLEN V DOWLING Detroit inter vention offered the only apparent hope Saturday for an early settle ment of the General Motors strike as the breach widened between uie company and union on waae proposals Ail prospects of a quick settle ment of the 4dayold strike against the nationwide General Motors system disappeared when the corporation late Friday reject ed a union plan for arbitration The corporation also withdrew its earlier offer of a 10 per cent wane increase In a stronglyworded reply to officials of the striking united au tomobile workers union CIO the company said 1 The arbitration proposal was in effect a request for the com pany to abdicate the right of man agement 2 The TJAW sought o blame General Motors tor a strike which the union has been planning for months 3Tilc unions proposal meant tnat an arbitration board would assume responsibility for deter mining what is a sound financial and economic policy for General Motors Meanwhile the UAWs wage negotiations with the Ford Motor company were watched with inter est for any bearing they might have on the General Motors strike There has been talk of Ford and the Chrysler corporation halting production in a sympathy move that would upset If RIBBENTROP TO SEEK HELP OF CLIVEDEN SET Cliveden Set Former Group Which Met at Lady Astors Estate Astor and other members of the so called British Cliveden set may be called as witnesses to defend Joachim von Ribbentrop in the war crimes trial the former Ger man foreign ministers attorney said Saturday Dr Fritz Sauter von Ribbeii irons attorney said yes prob ably when asked if be intended to request the Americanborn i noblewomans appearance Frij day Sauter said be wanted to call I Lord Bcaverbrook Iord Kemsley and 4 other British leaders to help prove that Britain intended to at tack Germany The Cliveden set about which Sauter was asked was a group of prominent British men and wom en who met at Lady Astors coun try home Cliveden before the war seeking to promote better understanding with Germany The trial of the 20 nazi leaders was in recess until Monday De fense attorneys held a press con ference in which they outlined their hopes to call a large number of prominent personages mostly British Lady Aslor most important fig ure mentioned was the first woman member of the house of commons from which she retired this year after 25 years service She was born Nancy Langhorne of Virginia Hjalmar Schachfs attorney said lie wanted to subpoena the former director of the Bank Berliner Hanflelsiresellschaft a Jew named Jeidels to testify that Schaeht helped him to United States The attorney for Rudolf Hess Dr Guenther von Rohrscheidt said he was trying to call the Duke of Hamilton and the British physi cian who examined Hess when he parachuted on to the dukes Scot tish estate in 1941 He said he was doing so without Hess know ledge because Hess is unable to remember anything Other desired witnesses are Winston Churchills nephew Giles Romilly who was captured at Narvik and Field Marshal Alex anders son who also was a Ger man prisoner Hans Frank charged with vast atrocities in Poland wants to call 2 Poles to prove that he was per sonally very much interested in the welfare of the Polish people and that the atrocities were com mitted by the SS The defense attorneys disclosed that the court already had ap pointed counsels for the SS and SA organizations At least 7 probably more of the defendants plan to testify in their own defense the attorncvs disclosed These include Frank Julius Streicher Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel Alfred Rosenberg Constantin von Neurath Hans Fntsche and Wilhelm Frick Asked whether Gormanv would nave tried Churchill Sauter said speaking for myself if Germany had won the war our esteem for Churchill would have in no way diminished Then he added If Germany had won Germany would not have indicted Chur chill All the attorneys said they were convinced the tribunal was doing its utmost to be fair LADY ASTOK To Nuernberg PARRI ITALIAN REGIME QUIT Premier Loses Support of Half of 6 Parties Rome Feruccio Parri and his government resigned Saturday after 3 ot the 6 parties forming the national coalition had withdrawn their support from him Parris resignation came at the end of almost continuous 72hour negotiations in which the right wing parties of the Italian coali tion sought control of the govern ment The former partisan leader was abandoned first by the liberal party then by the democratic la bor and Christian democratic par ties leaving him with support of only half the coalition members Parri still commanded much popular support as evidence by thousands of messages he has re ceived Strikes were held in Tur in Friday to display support for him Crowds gathered around the Viminale palace in Rome Friday night shouting Long live Parri and Long live Maurizio the name he used in the Italian un derground lion that Ford would take part in such action On the if The postmaster needed bui a eaoce e posmaser neee u a F with both sides refusing to give few minutes to discover that sav i round as I compromise formula Gothic art is distinctly French and in its narrowest and purest form is restricted to the lie de France Weather Report FORECAST ings stamps cash and postage illt uvtr wages Lampi casn ana postage Prospects for an early settle stamps were missing from the safe ment of the General Motors strike which had been blown He also disappeared Friday when the cor lost S350 in cash and S450 in DOralion roirttorf bonds from his own funds Sheriff Brower and Deputy E A Katter investigated the rob WIUHUUW an rxunm mvcsugcueci tne rob earher offer of a 10 per cent wage beries and expected a postoffice increase insnnMnr tn fVioTYi inspector to join them later in increase In a stronglyworded reply the the day company accused UAW officials I At Klemme the yeg of seeking to blame General tors for a strike which the union has been planning for months Stripped of its deception the company said the union proposed that General Motors relinquish its right to manage its business The union proposal drawn up following 3 meeting of UAW dele gates from 135 GM plants sug gested that the dispute be sub milted to a 3man arbitration board It stipulated that the com broke j umjiv into the North Iowa Grain com pany the Farmers elevator the North Iowa Lumber company the Farmers CoOperative service station Kluckhohns store and the fh laj lL5 lleg s anxious to and Sunday Slightly cooler late meet the union half way Friday the Ford management asked the union to assume financial respon sibility for work stoppages Walter Reuther UAW vice pres ident in a Mutual Broadcasting system radio interview Friday night said the UAW struck before General Motors had swung into full production because the na tion faces a loss of a year in purchasing power1 m the difference between wartime and peacetime wages The loss in General Motors alone would be a year v 1 wuum ue UUU a VPrar The robbers are believed to wouldinvite representatives of have gone east out of Klemme boih sides to meet with concilia loot was found direction t temperatures ppe About 15 deI iN2vth lowans K Sunday Saturday night grees Iowa Generally fnir Saturday night rnd Sunday Slightly cool er late Sunday Shippers Forecast Northwest 15 northeast 10 southern half 25 Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday Slight ly colder north portion Satur day night little change in tem perature Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning 10 SHIPS BRING SOLDIERS HOME San Francisco follow ing North lowans were scheduled to arrive here on the General Pope Tr Earl n Itiehle Splllvillt S Sri J Ionrjnan Oelivein Set Earl C Cooper Algona Csrlyle A While RocIKord T1 Marvin II Kinlor Charlc CllT Tr Herbert A MacKeftzie Eslherrille Sit ItuKdl L Wilton Crystal Lake T4 William r Wielt Shelfleld Tr Verl U Auehampacn Ventura Tr Erivln J Story Eslhrrville Pvl William McAIninc Majon CliT Unit r Monahan Manly Arriving at San Francisco on the SS Island Mail were the fol lowing North lowans T Lyle R Andrrton Ationa T Sri lUcbard Rainwater Kolre Due to arrive at San Francisco on the USS James OHara was the following North lovan T Stl Mclftn o Schlcy Klemme Scheduled to arrive at Seattle on the Sea Witch was the follow ing North lowan T Sri Harold J llamen Clear Lake Due at New York on the Ha Lowest temperatures yiaiian Shipper were the following Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Saturday 30 16 41 31 Polen Hampton T stt rirk D Thornason Arriving on the George M Bibb at Boston was the following North lowan Pic Uaine C Footer Waverly On the John Srevens due at Now York was the following North lowan Tl Jamei P Mason city Due at Newport News Va on the Ward Hunt were the follow ing North lowans S St William M Olrsoi Mason City Tl Mrjrll IV Meaner T Garland Campbell Charles city On the Abe Lincoln due at New port News Va were the follow ing North lowans Cart Raosch rank not tlven Maioa City Cpl Archie E Dilien Mason City Due at New York on the Helen Hunt Jackson were the following North lowans Pic w Kenoril New Hampton T Sft Gilbert V Hear Aekley Cpl Robert II Chancellor St Anirar
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