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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             rr NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT O Ml DC i C G Iff THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LH Associated Press and United Full Leased Wires Five CenU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 1945 STEEL WORKERS This Paper Consists at Two Ona NO 43 STRIKE VOTE J i DEFENSE MARS DEATH THREAT TALE IN TRIAL Witness Takes Back Story of Hearing Klatt Threaten Boy Fort Dodge defense succeeded Wednesday in getting Marvin McAdoo to admit that he did not hear Carl Klatt threaten to kill Ronald Miller 17 year old inmate the Eldora state train ing school for whose death Klatt is on trial charged with 2nd gree murder Before McAdoo 15 year old parolee from the school made the admission Douglas CHfton also a trainingschool parolee had tes tified he twice heard Klatt 33 and a former institution guard threaten to kill Miller McAdoo now an Ottumwa packing house workei also admit ted he was 1 of 4 inmates who helped hold Miller at a whipping post while Miller was beaten with a metal weightedharness tug be cause an alleged escape plot McAdoo admitted after close crossexamination that Klatt had the heavy end of the tug in his hand most of the time while whip ping Miller Clifton had testified Klatt struck Miller about 55 times with the heavy end of the lug After McAdoos testimony the state called Leon Bell to the stand to tell of pictures he said he took of Millers body after the death Bell is identification expert for the state bureau of criminal in vestigation The stale failed on its 2nd strenuous attempt to gain admis sion as evidence of 6 pictures taken by Bell after Millers death KJf Ihe defense objected on the k grounds the pictures were taken 31 hours after death and that bruises ivould be magnified and multiplied in that time The judge upheld the defense Jens Grothe special prosecutor then withdrew them and later told newsmen that except for un forseen developments there would be no further attempt Mrs Alice Tjaden practical nurse in charge of the school hos pital the next witness told of a conversation with Miller before his death but the judgeinstructed the jury to disregard this She said that during a brief period in which Miller was partly conscious he asked whether he would have to return to the school coal pile where he collapsed the day after he allegedly was beaten while forced to carry large scoop fuls of coal on the run as a disci plinary measure Mrs Tjaden said she replied that Miller should go to bed and get well THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the1 boys home and fight inflation Maurev 26 World War II veteran pitched a tent in fiont of Camden N J city hall Maurer who said he injured his legs in a plane crash on Guadalcanal says he has been refused a GI loan because he lacked collateral AP wuephoto U S Ship Fired on in China MocNider Not Under Attackers of Patrol Ship Draft Control Are Unknown See story and picture on inside page t c niuej icun navai patrol The Cerro Gordo county draft cralt 1134 was fired upon with inrrT Nn 9 licfc small TupsHnv ic it board No 2 which lists Jack Mac Nider on its rolls has no jurisdic tion over him whatever now the board chairman George M Lude man pointed out Wednesday Thats all taken care of higher up he commented We have no control over a man in service MacNider who was discharged as a PFC in the marine corps Mon day is not subject to the draft now Ludeman explained because all men released from service arc given a 1C Discharge classifi cation which automatically ex empts them from the draft WATCHMAKEK Mrs Dale C Foote of Paullina has been granted a certificate in watchmaking by the Iowa Board of Examiners in Watchmaking Mrs Foote has been serving as an ap prentice for the past 3 years Eight other lady watchmakers now hold certificates to engage in watch making in Iowa Grew Says Codes Used by American Embassy in Tokyo Destroyed Before Attack Washington Former Ambassador Joseph C Grew testified i Wednesday that some codes used by the American embassy in Tokyo were destroyed before war broke out Dec 7 1941 i And some were not destroyed until after the Japanese attacked Pear on that dale he told the senatehouse committee in vestiealing the disaster The inquiry also brought these developments Wednesday 1 Moves within the committee to hear General George C Mar shall before the former chief of staff leaves for China as President Trumans special envoy 2 A brief flurry over a sug gestion by Senator Brewster R Maine that committee counsel be permitted to go through Grews personal diary in search of items that perhaps should be studied l Grew told of the destruction of the codes after Senator Ferguson had learned gun R Mich asked him Do you remember when you got word to destroy codes in the embassy at Tokyo IVe destroyed some of our codes a few days before Pearl Harbor Grew replied We kept certain others until the last mo ment we destroyed them after we that war had be Ferguson wanted to know which codes were destroyed before war broke But Rep Murphy D Pa protested that the committee wouldnt want to name specific ones spread them on the records for the world to read when per haps some of them are still in use At any rate Grew said he didnt recair which ones were destroyed first An army board which investi I jgated the surprise Japanese attack jon Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941 took especial note of the way a final message from Marshall General Walter C Short army Lrl commander in Hawaii was handled The board said that while Mar shall telephoned an alert to Gen eral Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines he sent a similar mes sage to Short by commercial cables It was not delivered until 3 hours after the attack Former Secretary of State Hull was excused from testifying Wed nesday because of cold rainy weather As the hearing resumed Joseph C Grew former ambas witness chair Rep Murphy D Pa said Wednesday he plans to ask UuU specifically whether the former secretary of state received infor mation from any source Dec 6 or 7 1941 that the Japanese were planning the Pearl Harbor attack Murphy said he would ask only the single question The former secretary testified Tuesday he was told of the actual attack in a telephone message from the late President Roosevelt only a few minutes before he was to meet the Japanese peace envoys at 1 p m Washington time Dec 7 3941 At that time Hull said the president had only an unverified report the attack had been made By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The American naval patrol small arms Tuesday as it moved down the Yangtze river about 8 miles above Kichun Rear Adm C T Joy announced Wednesday from Shanghai China Joy commander of the Yangtze patrol said the vessel was un damased and no American per sonnel was hurt Identity of the attackers was not known The patrol craft was in a small con voy moving Hankow On Oct 22 the U S Navy Re pair Ship Seize was fired upon by a short battery and small arms below Its mast was hit and the Seize returned the fire with machine guns In Washington President Tru man Wednesday called on his most lavishly praised wartime lieutenant General of the Army George C Marshall to step into the worlds No 1 postwar trouble Amid signs of increasing Ameri can concern over the civil war in that country Sir Truman quickly followed Maj Gen Pat rick J Hurleys spectacular res ignation as ambassador Tuesday by calling Marshall from his weekold retirement The former army chief of staff will become special envoy to China as a temporary replace ment to Hurley who caught both the president and Secretary of State Byrnes by surprise with his 1500 word statement that he was quitting By selecting a 5slar general to succeed one with 2 stars rather than choosing a civilian diplo mat Mr Truman appeared to be emphasizing again the viewpoint that the present top job in China remains the disarming of Japa nese troops Both the war and state depart ments have said repeatedly in recent weeks that United States troops are in northern China only to facilitate the surrender of Japanese forces not as instru ments of American foreign policy However American policy to ward China had been under cri tical review before Hurleys res tively involved in the fight be njLiua timuas nvtiy intuiveu in me ngnt oc sador to Tokyo returned to the tween Chinese government and Witness Chair Chinpsp nntnmiintcl True Love Kearns Utah soldier has reenlisted at the overseas replace ment depot so lie can go to New York on his reenlistment furlough to see hisgirL I am reenlisting Pvt Larry N Hawkins 19 of Brooklyn N Y told the editor of the Kearns Post Review so I can go home on a re enlistment furlough and see her He dropped 30 photographs o Marie Gloria Musolino 18 on the editors desk and apologized for not having the 40 he sent home and the 250 he keeps at home MONSIGNORS WILL IS FILED Catholic Charities Chief Beneficiaries Various Catholic charities will be the chief beneficiaries unde the will of the late Monsignor P S OConnor pastor emeritus o St Josephs Catholic church here The will was filed for probate ir district court here Wednesday Monsignor OConnor died at Du buque Oct 30 A 160 acre farm in Minnesota was left to some worthy Catholi charity to be selected by the Rev Carl Kurt assistant to the mon signer when hewas dean ot th Mason City deanery who also i named as administrator in th ill The sum of is left to All halos college Dublin Ireland a which Monsignor OConnor re ceived his training and was or dained or to Lpras college Du buque in any ratio which Fathe Kurt may decide AH stock held by the monsigno in the United Light and Powe company or the Peoples Gas an Electric company was left t Loras college in trust the incom to be used for the education of young man to the Catholic priest hood A sister and 3 brothers are t receive each Father Kurt who moved to Vin ton in 1913 was bequeathed Mon signer OConnors private library and clothing while his chalice is t be the property of St Joseph Catholic church All residue of hi estate is to go to Archbisho ienatton because of the danger estate is to go to Archbisho U S troops might become acBeckraEn of Dubuque under th fjimii terms of will Chinese communist armies In connection with that review it appeared likely that before Marshalls departure from Wash ington Mr Truman would have fresh information on the Chinese i situation ffom 2 sources Undersecretary of the Navy Artemus Gates is due in Wash ington momentarily from the far east He told reporters at Pearl Harbor Monday that he would make specific recommendations which may affect United States policy in China Edwin A Locke personal rep resentative of the president also is enroute by plane from Chung king after touring China for the last 2 months on an economic mission terms of the will The will was made Nov 3 194 and witnessed by B R Dunn an E M Nangle BUY SEALS NAME LEADERS OF GERMAN 5TH COLUMN PLANS Medical Examiners Find Rudolf Hess Sane at Present Nuernberg f Franz von apen and Arthur SeyssInquart of the top nazi leaders on trial Before an international military described by Amer can prosecutors Wednesday as eaders of the fifth column which pavftl the way for Hitlers inva ion of Austria in 1938 While the nazi plot to seize Austria was unveiled the 4power ourt announced medical examin ers had found that Rudolf Hess litlers former No 2 deputy was not insane at present Argu ments on Hess plea to be released rom trial on grounds of amnesia vere set for Friday American prosecutors met their irst setback of the trial when the court ruled against their move to ntroduce an affidavit from Kurt chuschnigg deposed as chancel or and jailed for seven years by Hitler in which he told of nazi plotting against Austria Schuschnige the first of many Suropean leaders to be called to Berchtesgaden for the Hitler reatment of intimidation and ter ror may get his revenge in per son however by appearing to testify against the nazi leaders The Austrian leaders affidavit was made only last Nov 19 in Nuernberg and the tribunal upheld a defense contention that Schus chnigg should testify personally nslead ofby affidavit Lord Jus lice Sir Geoffrey Lawrence ruled hat either side could summon Schuschnigff to testify In a mass of government docu ments lettersand affidavits the prosecution showed that von Papen known as Germanys wiliest diplomat was sent by Hit ler as minister to Austria in 1934 to bring in the diplomats own words slowly increasing pres sure against Germanys neighbor SeyssInquart who succeeded Schuschnigg as chancellor in the coup just before the German in vasion was described by Assistant U S Prosecutor Sidney S Alder man as the original Quisling Correspondence between Austrian and German nazi leaders was in troduced to show SeyssInquarts role in fomenting unrest that was evidenced in 1934 when nazi plot ters assassinated Austrian Chan cellor Englebert Dollfuss Reveal Black Market on Farm Equipment in lotua Des Molnes demand for farm equipment has resulted in a severe black market in that field in some sections of Iowa Wai Klinestate of price administration director reported Wednesday He said his office had uncovered corn picker violationsin which at A tractorpicker combination on which the ceiline price was approximately 31650 sold in western Iowa for Kline said it is the scalpers and unauthorized dealers who have been giving the OPA and themselves trouble he declared The great majority of authorized farm implement dealers in Iowa are in compliance with price control regulations uuuiuiiics manure spreaders andpower mowers In addition items sold in connection with those pieces for mounting purposes are governed by ceiling prices Corporal Deveny toStick by Wife Despite Dream Love Deveny said it was a hell of a hock when he read in Stars and Stripes in Tokyo that his wife had eloped with 16yearold Ellsworth Sonny Wisecarver But the corporal who arrived lome Thursday escorted his wife o a court hearingTuesday anil old reporters Im sticking by her Shes my vile after all and well see this hing through together The attractive Mrs Deveny 24 mother of the corporals 2 small children added Everythings fine between me and John Ill try to nake a go of it because John has ieen sport enough to forgive me Mrs Deveny appeared for a pre iminary hearing on a charge that she contributed to the delinquency TIGER DENIES KILLING ORDER Manila Tomoyuki Yamashita testified in his defense Wednesday that he did not order the destruction of Manila and swore that he absolutely did not order the killing of civilian or prisoners of war As the60 year old Tiger of Malaya protested innocence be fore the military commission try ing him the Philippines supreme court denied his habeas corpus petition challenging Gen MacAr authority to order war crimes trials The court held it lacked juris diction because the commission was appointed by Lt Gen W D Stycr western Pacific com mander under constitutionally valid orders from MacArthur Yamashita testified that he de cided in midDecember 1944 no to defend Manila and ordered his troops to take to the hills to fighJ a delaying action The rape o the city he inferred was com mitted by navy troops not under his command Weather Report Mason FORECAST City Partly cloud Wednesday night and Thurs day Lowest temperature Wednesday night about 22 Ris ing temperature Thursday Iowa Partly cloudy with littl change in temperature Wednes day and Wednesday night Thursday fair and warmer Minnesota Cloudy east and part ly cloudy west portion Wednes day night and Thursday Slow ly rising temperatures west ant central portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stalls tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 19 At 8 a m Wednesday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 23 Minimum 19 Los Angeles of the minor Ellsworth but the was continued to Dec 11 Ellsworth and Mrs Deveny eloped to Oroville Cal month and spent a week together When found by authorities she was en thusiastic in her praise of the youth as a dream lover and said she wanted to divorce her husband and marry him Wisecarver previously eloped at the age of 14 with Mrs Elaine Monfredi also the mothef ot 2 children and they were married in Yuma Ariz Authorities re turned theyouthMo his mother and the marriage was annulled The lad is now in the custody of juvenile authorities while they ponder his case JUNIOR CASANOVAS LATEST CONQUEST IN COURT with contributing to the dclinqucncv of a minor as a result of her weeklong romantic escapatleto Northern California with Ellsworth Sonny Wisecarver 17 Mrs Eleanor Deveny appears in a Los Angeles court accom panied hy her husband Corporal John Deveny On leave from Tokyo Corp Deveny said he would stand by her G ls Happy Kyoto Japan Chugaku News reports that American troops in the KureHiroshima area are very cheerful Members of the 41st infantiy division sing songs dance and play games in barracks it said A Japanese reporter approached some of the soldiers and asked Have you ever been kicked or beaten by your superior officers The G Is replied No not even once MASON CITYAN LANDS IN II S Pvt Warren G Harris Mason City was scheduled to have ar rived on the Admiral Hugh Rod man due in San Francisco Tuesday according to an Associated Press dispatch received here Wednes day NORTH IOWA GIS RETURN TO U S San Francisco follow ing North lowan was due to arrive here on the Atoundvia Tuesday First Sjt Harry Tyler roslville Scheduled to arrive at Taeoma Wash on the S S Herald of the Morning were the following North lowans Tic reorrc O Oancroll Tl Date II Cronk Falls Due at New York on the Sea Ti ger was the following North lowan Tl Harold Fercli Charles Cilv Scheduled to arrive at Boston on the Benjamin Huntington was the following North lowan S 85 Philip Alexander Thompson GM OFFICIALS SNUB MEETING IN WASHINGTON More Than 650000 Employes in National Vote on Steel Strike By UNITED PRESS More than 650000 steelworkers participated in a national strike vote Wednesday and striking auto workers continued a coast tocoast walkout against General Motors in the CIOs battle for higher wages Foiling places were set up near 766 plants in 27 an es timated cost of to the na tional labor relations though the united stee workers CIO was assured that demands for a a day blanket pay boost would be indorsed The trade magazine Iron Age admitted that an industry wide steel strike appeared inevitable but predicted the walkout would not take place before the first of the year Government and united auto mobile workers CIO officials began conferring in Washington Wednesday as the General Motors tieup involving 175000 strikers entered its second week Original plans also called for a meeting between conciliation service and company representa tives but GM President C E Wil son said Tuesday night he had given labor department officials no reason to think hed be in Washington this week or at any other time As the NLRB tabulated results from the biggest strike vote in history and rushed plans for sim ilar elections among almost 1 500000 more workers by New Years day some 520000 U S workers were away from their jobsas aresult of Labor Secretary Lewis B Schwelfenbach Tuesday organized a panel to study labor demands for a 30 per cent wage increase to keep pay at wartime levels The panels activities were con fined to Ihe longsUmding dispute in the oil industry but administra tion leaders were hopeful that the findings would provide a formula for resolving wage disputes in steel rubber automobile electri cal manufacturing and other in dustries The labor departments decision to enter the General Motors strike which has cut in half the nations automobile production came alter the corporation declined to renew negotiations on union demands for a 30 per cent raise Elsewhere in the automotive in dustry 40000 Ford Motor Co workers were laid off for the rest of the week or longer Company spokesmen said they had been forced to shut down the giant River Rouge and several smaller plants because of a shortage of parts resulting from strikes against supplier companies At Windsor Out across the river from the Detroit industrial area hope was renewed for a set tlement of the long strike by 10000 Ford of Canada employes Canadian Minister of Labor Humphrey Mitchell told the house of commons Tuesday that a form ula had been developed which he felt would be acceptable to both parties At a meeting in Detroit Tuesday night delegates representing 31000 tool and die workers gave their locals authority to stop work on products destined for General Mo tors plants Tool and die workers also members of the UAW prob ably would continue working on products for other firms however Jn other labor developments 5000 New York Western Union workers walked off their jobs Tuesday night to attend a mass meeting and voted unanimously in favor of a strike The workers are protesting the companys appeal of a regional war labor board decision granting a 10 cent an hour increase West ern Union employes in the entire area must vote in an NLRB elec tion Thursday before action can be taken A weeklpng demonstration walkout against Montgomery Ward Co in nine cities went into its third day as workers continued to protest the companys refusal to arbitrate contract terms The strike was scheduled to last through Saturday Prize Winner Omaha P Blake Baker of Schick general hospital Clinton Iowa was a first prize winner in the seventh service command art contest results ot which were an nounced Tuesday COOPERATJOX For 10 years S F Clampitt and Ralph Hoffman grocer and oil dealer respectively in Adel had been doing a credit business with each other Clampitt sold groceries to Hoffman and Hoffman sold oil for heating to Clampitt Last week Clampitt announced he was clos ing his store Upon closing the 10 year account between the two after each had handed over a large stack of charge slips the accounts were closed by Clampilt giving Hoffman a check for   

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