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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CQtff DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AHO ARCHIVED DE5 UlN THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL in Associated Press nd United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27 1945 This Paper Consists of Two One HURLEY RESIGNS POST rto 4 WITNESS SAYS ELDORAYOUTDS PLOTTEDFLIGHT Parolee Admits Under Cross Examination He Reported Plans Fort Dodge Clif ton parolee from the state train ing school for boys admitted un der vigorous cross examination Tuesday he reported to school of ficials an alleged plan of escape which he said led to the death Honald Miller 17 year old in mate last Aug 29 Clifton told the Jury Monday Miller was beaten severely be cause of the alleged escape plan disciplined also by work on a coal pile where he collapsed and later died Carl Klatt 33 former school guard is on trial charged with second degree murder as the result of Millers death The witness IB years old and now employed in Cedar Bapids as a machinist quoted Miller as having told other boys the rest of you guys can go ahead and run away if you want to Im go ing to stay and earn my merits so I can go home Clifton said another inmate also had reported an escape plan and that the other inmate claimed Miller originally planned to join in the flight Several of the 7 boys questioned by school offi cials about the escape plan de nied it Clifton said and he added that Miller refused to discuss it The witness said the escape was fo start by locking the milking crew foreman in the dormitory when he came for crew members late at night Clifton denied he had told school officials that if the boys failed to get the milk ing crew foreman they planned to born down the dormitory The defense crossexamination then went into the story Clifton had told previously about Klatt beating Miller with a metal loaded harness tug Clifton declared he didnt see Miller strike Klatt at any time during punishment of Miller Clifton testified Monday that Miller was beaten by Klatt until blood was all over his body and blood was running from his mouth and face The Cedar Rapids youth also had said he had seen Miller on the coal pile where he ultimately collapsed the day after the al leged beating and Lundy sought to impeach Cliftons testimony in this regard Survivor Soys Driver Hero EDITORS Glenna Brown 37 who pushed some of the surviving school children out of a sinking school bus In Lake Chelan gives her accpunt of the tragedy to Harry Carlson of The United Press By MRS GLENNA BROWN As Told to The United Press I can still hear the helpless cries and screaming of those children I heard their cries even after I had reached the surface and knew how helpless I was Then I seemed to lose consciousness and came to as somebody was pulling me ashore I had got on the bus to go into Chelaii to do some Christ mas shopping and have a dentist appointment I was sitting be tween Dorothy Davis and the smallest Keck girl Then sudden ly we were all over the bus first on the roof and then on the floor Dorothy was on top of me and the water was coming in fast I grabbed the seat and pulled my self up because Dorothy was on top of me Then I looked back and saw that if only somebody could open that back doorbut it was too late The water was coming in so fast there was no time to gel back there I tried to help Ber nard Gilmore out of the win dow But he slipped out of my Location of Tragedy A arms and I seemed to shoot right out of the window from the pres sure inside I remember my feet touching the top of the bus but then it seemed that I drowned because I dont remember anything more until I was helped ashore I dont know if I saved anybody or not but our driver Jack Ran dall was the real hero He kept trying to break windows and help THo H1nn f the children out Hull Lashes Charges of War Note Washington if Cordell Hull Tuesday branded as an infamous charge the inference in an army inquiry boards report that the note he handed Japanese peace ambassadors Nov 26 1941 touched the button that started the Pacific war The former secretary of slate testifying before a senatehouse committee Inquiringinlo the Jap anese attack on Pearl Harbor as Bailed in vigorous language the interpretations made by the army under that infamous charge for months when every reasonable minded person knew that the Japanese were attempting at that time to get complete con trol of the Pacific Hull declared Somebody who knows little about what was going on and who cares less says Why didnt the United States make concessions and keep us out of war he con tinued Any reasonable person knows that the Japanese were bent on attack and knows that we could not have stopped them unless we board I sat had laid down like cowards Hull earlier testified he had only an nnverified report of the attack on Pearl Harbor when he conferred with the Japanese peace envoys at 1 p m Dec 7 1941 Under questioning by Senator Lucas Hull said the presence of the U S fleet at Pearl Harbor I must have had some restraining influence on the Japanese and the Germans i Get Music Material New York Wesleyan of Mt Pleasant Iowa has been allocated a set of music study material by the Carnegie Corpora tion New York under an ar rangement where the school bears half the cost of the set Announce 3 ment of grants and allocations made by the corporation during the fiscal year ending Sept 30 was made Sunday by Devereux C Josephs president of the corpora tion BUS PLUNGE children and the driver were reported drowned Tuesday as divers resumed search ing for a school bus which plunged into Lake Chelan Wash Monday The bus struck a boulder on the clifftop country road shown here and slid off the embankment and into the icy lake AP Wirephoto Divers Resume Search for Victims of Bus Tragedy First Creek AVasli little group of parents huddled in com mon misery on the shores of beautiful Lake Chelan Tuesday as divers resumed searching for a school bus which carried 15 children and its driver to death in the deep cold waters The tragedy which occurred Monday during a snowstorm when the vehicle struck a boulder on the clifftop country road and plungec into the lake left of the families childless Two children were lost in each of 6 families Only 5 children wen left alive in the entire 25mile creek rural area Despite the stunning accident one of the worst in the history of Washington state the Chelan school continued classes Awaiting in grim silence the re covery of their childrens bodies a sharper grief assailed the be reaved couples Authorities said that the illfated bus and its life less load might have sunk so deep into the almost bottomless lake that H might never be found Four divers from Seattle and Grand Co alee dam were forced Monday night fo abandon their search until Tuesday because em peraiures dropped into the low 20s while high winds and lack of sufficient emergency lighting hampered their work Boatmen and divers recovered 1 body however It was that of 15 year old Henry Davis Ronnie Ayers 13 drowned as he struggled toward shore in the frigid water The other 14 victims including Jack Randall 26 the bus driver were believed still trapped in the bus There were 7 survivors Wash ington state highway police said Had the schoolbound bus com pleted its circuit it would have been carrying up to 50 Loss of life was lowered because many parents were driving their chil dren to schools through the snow storm Name President Des aioines Iowa Bot tlers of carbonated beverages elected Burgess West Cedar Rap ids president at its 1day conven tion here Monday M W Carver Spencer was named vice presi dent Those elected to the execu tive committee included Chet Blythe Sioux City H W Mollen kamp Clinton Harold Hathaway Sioux City and Robert H Clel land Fort Dodge 65 Point ETO G Ls Home by Christmas Paris S troops in the European theater of operations who have 65 discharge points can expect to be home by Christmas The army announced that al soldiers with a critical score o 70 points should be out of the theater by Dec1 and those with scores between 65 and 70 are scheduled to depart during the first week of December Those with scores from 55 to 65 shouk be on their way home by th New Year the army said Reported Safe Washington marines Supply Sgt Henry Hijak of Jer ome Iowa and Loren Osca Schneider of Council Bluffs Iowa have been reported safe by th navy department They previously were listed as prisoners of war REVEAL SECRET NAZI ACTIVITY TO BUILD ARMS Official Documents Show Nazis Foresaw Power Rise Results Nuernbere German activity to violate the Versailles peace treaty by the undercover onstructipn of a navy and air orce was disclosed Tuesday by American prosecutors at the war crimes trial of 20 nazi leaders The German naval command official documents revealed fore saw as early as September 1938 hat the reichs rise to power would inally result in war against half or more of the world The portions of the admiralty files forecasting another World ivar were made public by Ameri can prosecutors but were not read n court and as a result will not form part of the evidence Declaring that preparation must e mode for war one official Ger man navy document declared War against England means at the same time war against the em pire against France probably against Russia as well and a large number of countries overseas in fact against one half to two thirds of the whole world Documents were laid before the 4power tribunal as evidence thai from his earliest day of power Hitler falsified public reports ol battleship tonnages built subma rines and trained Uboat crews in isolated hideouts in Sapin Finlani and Holland and rebuilt the Ger man air force under the guise of a commercial aviation program Reichmarshal Hermann Goering and Grand Admiral Erich Haeder grinned broadly at 1 point as As sistant Prosecutor Sidney S Al derman read from a list of instruc tions to nazi diplomats on way toparry questions of other coun tries about the reichs rearmamen program The instructions apparently cause the defendants considerable amusement Alderman comment ed to the court Charging that German scheming to violate the Versailles treat1 started soon after World war I Alderman submitted documents which he said proved that in the very month that Hitler came into power the German navy proposet building a great arms industry bj selling munitions to other nations NORTH IOWA HIGHWAYS ICY Highways were reported icy and hazardous in North Iowa Tuesday by the state highway patrol as wet snow continued to fall in spots The state patrol also rcporle highways slippery in the north east and southwest but norma in central and southeast portions of the state Mason City reported inch of snow during the 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Charles City had an inch Spencer 1 inch and Estherville was high for the state with 38 inches of SEALS Atomic Bombs Released Without Use of Parachutes By CHARLES B DEGGES United Press Correspondent Washington atomic bombs that blasted Hiroshima anc Nagasaki were freefalling and were not attached to parachutes i was learned Tuesday This information confirmed by army atomic oomb experts re versed a contrary impression created by Japanese claims that Ih Hiroshima bomb was seen floating above the city from a parachut just before the blast Actually it was revealed the Japs did see a parachute but it wa not carrying the bomb Instead it was bearing sensitive instrument which recorded and radiobroadcast exactly what was going o inside the bomb The crew of the bombdropping B29 was thereb kept advised until the split second of the explosion Well every intelligent Jap knows no parachute was used an thcres no reason why the American people shouldnt know it on high officer said How could an airplane crew hit a target coin by using a parachute It couldnt The bomb had to be dropped fre and it was George Barnes center renches out toward Robert CHINA DIPLOMAT SAYS WORLD WAR III IS IN MAKING Bitterly Assails U S Policy in Asia Says Democracy Undermined UAW Lashes Snub by GM Union Charges Violation of National Act Detroit CIO United Automobile Workersunion re newed Tuesday its contention that General Motors rejection of its negotiation proposals in the cur rent nationwide strike consti tuted flagrant violation of the national labor relations act Waller P Reuther UAWCIO vice president made public a supplemental brief prepared for tiling with the regional national labor relations board in which the union asserted the corporation does not recognize any obliga tion to engage in collective bar gaining In a letter Monday night GM said a situation of lawlessness had been created by the union at strikebound plants and that no settlement could be negotiated while such a situation exists The UAW brief Tuesday said the corporation letter was a di rect incitement to a prolongation of this strike and a statement that the corporation will not dis cuss the wage issue further un less and until the union stands ready to abandon its right to bar gain under the national labor relations act In its reply to the unions re juest for resumption of wage talks the GM management as sailed what it termed the illegal picketing to prevent office em ployers from entering the plants Further widening the rift was the question of what should be discussed at any negotiating ses sions relative to the unions 30 per cent wage increase demand It should be clear to you and all others that we will not nego tiate with your union regarding our selling prices and profits said GM Vice President H W An in a Jelter to the UAW Strike Picture At a Glance 517000 Workers Idle By UNITED PRESS A United Press survey disclosed Tuesday that 517 000 workers were keptaway from their job by strikes and resultant shutdowns The major disputes united auto workers were ready for a long picketsiege as General Motors corporation turneddown a union re quest that n GMsystemwide dispute idling 175000 workers be taken U S conciliators for settlement of reconversion wage issues Fort Motor company employes faced layoffs by nightfall because of supply shortages HH MAIL oneweek demonstration strike against Mont gomery Ward company properties in 11 cities went inlo its 2nd day as Ihe CIO united retail wholesale and department slore employes union sought to force the management to arbitrate contract issues long in controversy was evidence that lie 2month strike of north west lumber workers might end after 25 Tacoma Wash AFL local accepted a compromise wage settlement and all unions involved won urged by union officials lo sanclion the agreement CIO glass workers remained away from their job at 12 LibbeyOwensFord and Pittsburgh Plate Glass company plants with labormanagement contract negotiations severed derson CIO Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Low est temperatures Tuesday night about 20 Warmer Wednesday Iowa Partly cloudy south and west and cloudy with occasional light snow northeast Tuesday Fair Tuesday night Increasing cloudiness Wednesday Colder east Tuesday night Warmer en tire state Wednesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with occasional light snow north porlion Wednesday Warmer south and west central portions Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 30 Precipitation Trace Snow 14 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 17 MARINE PVT JACK MacNIDER Pyt Jack MacNider Given Discharge on Special Order Washington Gen atrick J Hurley resigned as ambassador to China Tuesday bit erly assailed American policy in Asia and declared that a third World war 1Jin the making The soldierdiplomat charged hat the Uuifed Slaies was using Is power and reputation to un dermine democracy and bolster mperialism and commiuiism in he far east In diplomacy today we are permitting ourselves to be sucked into a power bloc on the side of colonial imperialism against com munist imperialism he asserted I am opposed to both I still avor democracy and free enter prise Hurley announced his resigna tion m a J500 word statement containing frequent charges that career diplomats and state de partment officials were blocking attainment of expressed U S war aims Hurley said the United States the war the princi ples of the Atlantic charter and democracy as our goal he added We finished the war in the far east furnishing lendlease sup plies and usins all our reputation to undermine democracy and bol ster imperialism and commu nism Hurley expressed himself in full agreement with the American foreign policy which President Truman outlined in his navy day speech last month However he contended that the realization of that announced policy was being thwarted by professional diplo mats in the lower echelons Hurleys statement evoked no immediate comment from either he white house or the stale de partment The general laid the blame for what he described as the hydra headed direction and confusion of our foreign policy in Washington directly on Ihe U S foreign serv ice Instead of pulling onr weight behind the charier of the united nations we have been definitely supporting the imperialistic bloc he said At the same time a con siderable section of our state de partment is endeavoring o sup Port communism generally as well as specifically in China Hurley said he had pursued 2 chief objectives in China 1 To prevent collapse of Chiang Kaisheks national government and keep the Chinese army in the war 2 To harmonize relations be tween the Chinese and American armies and between the U S em bassy in Chungking and the Chi nese government These objectives he said had been achieved despite the opposi tion of some career men who sided with the Chinese commu nists and the imperialistic bloc of nations whose policy it was to I keep China divided against her elf Pvt Jack MacNider 18 son Brig Gen Hanford MacNider of Mason City was discharged Tues day from the marine corps the navy public relations office at Chicago announced Young MacNider said he had a total of 38 points for his 2 years of service on Iwo Jima and other Pacific battles The marine point requirement is SO but MacNider said he received a special order discharge Discharge was requested through normal military channels in order to give young MacNider an opportunity to begin his medi cal schooling interrupted by 2 years in the service at the earliest possible moment In Washington the marine corps said Young MacNirier was dis charged at the request of Gen Douglas MacArthur A statement issued from the of fice of the marine corps com mandant Gen A A Vandcgrift said Private First Class Jack Mac Nider U S marine corps reserve was returned to the United Stales and discharged from the marine corps in accordance with the radio request of Gen Mac Arthur supreme commander in the Far East MacXider still had a year and 3 half of prep school left when he enlisted in the marines on his I7th birthday He went overseas with the 5th marine division anil after fighting censed went to Japan with occupation forces He re turned to the United States by plane with his father who had fought in the Pacific war 2 years and commanded Ihe 158th regi mental combat team in the inva sions of New Guinea and the Phil ippines and received several dec orations including the Legion of Merit The youth plans to enroll at Iowa State college at Ames and eventually hopes to enter Harvard or Johns Hopkins for his pre medic training and Johns Hopkins for his medical training It takes 8 or 3 years to go through a complete medical course and I was anxious to get him started as soon ns possible said Gen MacNider Gen MacNider was back in Ma son City following medical exam ination at Fort Sheridan and at tendance at the national conven tion in Chicago of the American Legion of which he is a former national commander He is on terminal leave until Feb 8 The general has 2 other sons who enlisted on their I7th birth daysand now are out of service Tom 19 was an airforce cadet all of whom are being given an op portunity to leave the service and Angus 17 who received a medi cal discharge from the navy be cause of his eyes Store Robbed DCS Moincs Tedes eco grocer was accosted by a lone bandit in his store Monday who escaped with in cash police reported WHEELER WARNS OF WAR RUSH Washington Wheel er told the senate Tuesday this nation was backing both Russia am England ina mad rush into another world war that might end civilization The only aggressors today are our beloved anil noble peacelov ing allies Ihe senator said in a speech opposing participation in the present united nations organi zation Making an admittedly gloomy review of recent world events Wheeler sharply criticized results of the war to date the interna tional policies of the United States leaders and the united nations or ganization I will not believe that Russia wants war the senator said We must quit appeasing Russia and let her know once and for all we did not fight this war o let her enslave the people of Europe She agreed to our high principles in her hour of distress She must abide by them now At another point he asserted that no one wants wir with Russia but we cannot and must not put our stamp of approval upon every violation of the pledges made to the people of the world by Ameri ca England Russia herself Wheeler told the senate We must not put our stamp of approval upon human slavery of the white races after fighting a war to free the black races   

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