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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             Of ARCHIVE 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAfER JHAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Assodattd pnm and United Press FWl Leased Wires Five Cents Copyt MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 1945 U Paper Consists at Two One NO 54 STEEL WORKERS TO STRIKE JAP SUB COMMANDER ARRIVES FOR McVAY COURTMARTIAL Escorted by Lt j g Allen H Smith t Cmdr Ike Hashimoto alights from a navy plane at the Washington National Airport after flight from Japan to appear as a witness in the court martialof Gapt Charlesis McVay Hashimotoaccording to the Japanese news agency Kyodo was in command of the Jap sub that sank the cruiser Indianapolis in the Philippine sea AP Wirephoto MIT STORY BY JAP SUB CHIEF Hashimoto Appears in Trial of McVay Washington UP Additional Survivors of the cruiser Indianapo lis were expected to testify Tues day in the navy courtmartial of Capt Charles B McVay III skip per of the illstarred ship Their testimony will lay the background for the appearance later this week of a star Cmdr Ike Hashimoto He was skinner of the Japanese submarine I58 which reputedly sank the Indianapolis with loss of 880 Gen Pattern Better Wife Reaches Side Heidelberg Germany George S Patton Jr was re ported rallying Tuesday night with some improvement from the par alysis resulting from the fracture of his neck His wife flown from the United States Tuesday reached his bed side Mrs Patton expressed confi dence that her husbands fighting heart would carry him through to recovery General condition remains sat isfactory said a hospital bulletin issued at 6 p m Temperature 100 pulse 70 respiration 22 Rest ing comfortably taking nourish ment fully conscious and rational Xray of the vertebrae column shows further improvement in the position of vertebrae Neurological status slightly improved Tendon reflexes normally active and su perficial reflexes present You can tell me all about it Mrs Pattern said to JIaj Gen Ju lius Kernier army theater sur geon but I have seen Georgie in these scrapes before and he al ways comes out all right Mrs Patton arrived here fol lowing a flight from the United States in an army plane and went immediately to the 130th station hospital Patton paralyzed from a frac ture of the neck improved slight ly during the nighC it was offi cially announced He has had a blood transfusion SCHWELLENBACH MEETS WITH LABOR of Labor Schwel lenbach shown as he met with labor leaders in Detroit Frank X Martel President Detroit AFL and Gus Scholle CIO regional director The secretary told newsmen that it was extremely important to the economic life of the nation that an early settlement be achieved in the General Motors dispute AP Wirephoto Studies Curbing ild Strikes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Ford Motor company the nly one of automohves big 3 Hashimoto brought here by plane Monday was undergoing questioning by naval intelligence officers in preparation for his day pnthe witness stand The proceedings against AlcVay had been in recess since last Fri day to await arrival of the Japa nese officer and other witnesses Hashimotos testimony was ex pected to determine actual visi bility conditions which existed at the time the torpedoing tookplace during the night of last July 30 Most of the Indianapolis survivors havetestified that the night was fyery dark with only intermit tent moonlight If states that the cruiser was clearly visible at the timethe reported attack took place bis testimony would confirm navy assertions that theship Should have been steering a iig rag rather than ia straight course ARAB COUNCIL REJECTS PLAN UIDrThe supreme Arab council issuec i surprise announcement Tuesday rejecting the British plan for set tlement of the Holy land contro yersy by a joint AngloAmerican inquiry commission Read TheMessage from United States Army Recruiting Service onPage 4 contract with the CIO Auto Workers Tuesday nder nited udied a union plan for curbing nauthorized strikes and prepared discuss wages with the union The wage aegotiaiions between ord and the onion were arranged or Wednesday after the UAW IO proposed Its plan for coin any security against wildcat rikes Earlier the company had ejected discussion of the unions emand for 30 per cent wage rate hikes The unions offer termed by a nion spokesman as an unprec dent company security plan hichhe believed will be accept ble to the company provides that ristigators of wildcat work stop ages in Ford plants be dis harged and that participants be fined While the Fordunion negotia ons appeared moving along smoothly there was nothing to ndicate settlement of the21day Id strike at General Motors in more than 200000 em jlpyes The number affected was more than half of the total of bout 400000 idle throughout the ountry because of labor dis putes General Motors announced ermlnation of its contract with he union but negotiations on a new contract were to be resumed Tuesday GM President C E Wil son said hat in any new contract he corporation will insist on Provisions requiring union respon sibility and assurance of nnin production UAWCIO President R J Thomas termed the cancellation of the contract which would have PLOTTED TO BURN ELDORA BUILDING Former Guard Tells of Scheme at Trial Fort Dodge Inmates ot the Eldora state training school planned to turn down a Bonmtory rf theirplan to escape failed Har old Nelson 48 a former guard testified for the defense Tuesday in the 13th day of the 2nd degree murder trial of Carl Klatt 33 an other former guard Klatt is accused by the state of causingthe death of inmate Ron ald Miller 17 Des Molnes by a terrific beating and strenuous disciplinary work in connection with the alleged escape plot Nelson declared Miller was giv en only 37 strokes with a strap previously referred to as a harness tug State witnesses had said the blows ranged up to 75 some with a metalweighted end Nelson de clared only the light end vas used The morning after the pad dling Miller seemed all right the witness said and lie and some oth er boys were assigned to carry coal part of the time on the ruiu Grill Burglar in Lipstick Murder Case Chicago questioned a burglar Tuesday who aroused suspicion by talking too much about the lipstick murder of a pretty brunet stenographer Francis Purkiser 36 who was released last Friday from the house of correction after serving 6 months for burglary was seized in a north side tavern The tavern is a few blocks from the hotel where the body of Francis Brown 33 was found draped over the bathtub in her tiny apartment She had been shot beaten and brutally stabbed Police arrested Furkiser on the complaint ot tavern patrons who said he was talking too much about the murder He weighs about 130 pounds and is 5 feet 4 inches tall Police said previ ously that they thought the slayer was a homicidal maniac heavy set and middleaged Before fleeing the murderer wrote a message in large uneven letters with his nude victims lip stick on the wall of the tiny apartment The note halfinscribed half printed read For heavens sake catch me before I kill more I cannot con trol myself The slaying was Chicagos 7th in5 days SEARCH ON FOR CLEAR LAKE GIRL Mardella Shideler 16 Missing Since Sunday Iowa State highway patrolmen and the Cerro Gordo county sher iffs office were searching Tuesday for 16 year old Mardella Shideler Clear Lake high who disappeared school from senior cafe there about 3 a m Sunday after she told the proprietor that taking her home Adaughter of Mr and Mrs Curtis Shideler of 204 Pleasant streetClear Lake the girl told A J Paquette proprietor of Cur leys cafe You dont have to take me home Friends are waitingin a car He usually provided her transportation home following work The Iowa highway patrol office in Mason City said that the friends were 2 men 1 a sailor They fur nished the following description of the missing girl Wearing green coat green skirt white blouse moccasins and white bobby sox Mardella has dark hair is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs ap proximately 145 pounds Held Back Code Secret From Board Washington George C Marshall testified Tuesday that one of his subordinates without his knowledge ordered Japanese codecracking secrets withheld from the army board that investi gated the Pearl Harbor disaster Marshall told the joint congres sional Pearl Barber committee that the decisionJo do this was made by his deputy Lt Gen Joseph McNarney now successor to Dwight D Eisenhower as Eu ropean commander Big Family Is Homeless After Fire Clear destroyed the Groom camp grounds home of Mr and Mrs Ernie Garlock at Clear Lake at 7 p m Monday The parents and 6 of their 7 chil dren were forced out with little clothing into zero weather All contents and clothing and the house were destroyed at an estimated loss of Firemen expressed belief that a gas heater under the house to protect water pipes started the fire which was first noticed when one of the fam ily opened a closet door Tuesday morning the family was in need of a place to live At present members of the family are with the following relatives Mrand Mrs Chartes McGowan parents of Mrs Garlock Mr anc Mrs Sherman Garlock parents of Mr Garlock Mrs William Blau a married daughter Raymonc McGowan brother of Mrs Gar lock and Mrs Dale Armsbury sister of Mrs Garlock At home at the time wen Elaine 18 and Robert 17 both employed at the Clear Lake bak ery Geneva 15 Neil 13 Larry 12 and Nancy 10 as well as th parents One of the girls left tlr house in her pajamas call was made over XGLO Tuesday morning for clothing fo the family Persons wishing t give clothing may contact th GlobeGazette office at Maso City or Clear Lake expired on April 28 1946 other highhanded effort by management to evade the central issuein 30 per cent wage increase HANGHER HERE FOR MEETING To Address Alumni on Kinnick Project President Virgil L Hancher has arrived in Mason City to address the regional 6 p m dinner meet ing at the Hotel Hanford Tues day night at which the Nile Kin nick memorial scholarship project will be presented Along with a number of local alumni there will be representar tives from at least a dozen North Iowa counties according to lich ard E Rorney chairman of the comtnittge in charge Tuesday nights program ac cording to Romey will be given over to an explanation of the plan designed to attack to the univer sity young men who in scholar ship and qualities of leadership no less than in athletic ability Soviet Gives Approval to Chiang Move Chungking agreed Tuesday to permit Chinese gov ernment troops to fly into Man churia and take over its most strategic cities Central News agency reported After weeks of tense negotia tions during which Chinese com munists had sought to take over ports and cities the agency said the Chungking government had won permission to plant itself firmly in this territory held vital for the recovery of warravaged China It reported that central govern ment troops would be permitted by the Russians to fly into Chung Chun the Manchurian capital Mukden largest city in the terri tory and Harbin most important in northern Manchuria Chinese communists previously had been reported concentrating Mason Cityan Lands in U S I Walter Noble was sched I uled to have arrived in San Fran cisco Monday on the Langfitt due there it wasreported in an As sociated Press dispatch received here Tuesday about both Changchun and Har bin and ready totake over Muk den if central government troops on the outskirts tried to move in A Chinese dispatch Monday said headquarters at Yenan had ordered their troops to clear out of IWnk den to conserve the strength of communist forces The reported agreement cover ing Mukden Changchun and Harbin embraces the most im portant cities in all Manchuria with the exception of the southern port of Dairen Mukden is the first objective of central government troops recently broke into Manchuria across the southern border after outflanking the frontier fortress of iShanhaikwan cially told 2 staff officersBrig Gen Russell A Osmun and Col Carter Clarke to pass the word to witnesses that they were not to discuss the codecracking known as magic Meantime Marshall told the committee he subsequently learned that the navy board of inquiry was introducing the magic messages because Sec retary Knox had assured Admiral Kimmel Pearl Harbor comman der Dec 7 that they would be introduced At that point Marshall went to the army Pearl Harbor investi gating board and in a secret ses sion explained magic It did not become part the record however In earlier testimony Marshall informed the committee that at the personal direction of President Roosevelt all war department warnings sent to American com manders before Pearl Harbor contained instructions to wait for an overt act by Japan WALKOUT DATE AN 14 GROUP RAPS TRUMAN Union Wage Policy Committee Calls Out 400000 Steel Workers Pittsburgh ClOunited teel workers wage policy com mittee Tuesday adopted a resolu tion calling for a steel strike Jan at a m The resolution said Over 400000 workers through out the nation in a secret ballot have given their strike in self protection This is the solemn after careful the steel workers aluminum workers and iron ore miners under the iurisdiction of this union In a separata resolution the committee said condemn President Tru mans proposed legislation as vicious antilabor and an attack on our basic democratic liberties A factfinding board for the steel industry is unnecessary Any such proposal is but a false trial of fruitless delays which can only serve to undermine labor A union spokesman said that was the unions reply to the re jjuest of President Truman for continuance of work pending his appointment of it factfinding board to settle the dispute Nazis Took Children for Forced Labor Nuernberg ff Ten year old Bussian children were kidnaped for slavery in German war fac tories as part of the nazi cam paign of extermination through work according to evidence sub mitted Tuesday at the war crimes trial of 21 of Hitlers top leaders Producing the Germans own records of mass enslavement of conquered peoples to keep the nazi war machine running U S As sistant Prosecutor Thomas J Dodd said the kidnapinff policy was ap proved by Alfred the Partys official philosopher and 5th column expert Not only were children kid naped for slave labor but the ab duction also of children of good blood was favored by the gestapo to build up Germanys warde pleted population othernazi rec ords disclosed The nazi leaaers on trial be fore the international military tribunal earlier in the days ses sion watched with mixed emo tions a documentary film of them selves in the decade in which Hit kingpin Germanys slave labor Film Actress Loses in Jewels Hollywood ff Film Actress Constance Collier lost jewels valued at 53500 at a dinner party Nov 25 attended by numerous screen notables a sheriffs report disclosed Tuesday Miss Collier reported the theft at the time but asked that no publicity be given it because of the prominence her guests Deputy C E Gregory said he considered the guests above sus picion and expressed the belief that the burglar was a prowler Cheer Fund Lags as Drive Hears Halfway Mark PREVIOUSLY KEPOilTED Jutt Friend Lowe Family Mr and Mrs Richard Johnson In Christian Love f K B Marr and Martha Clajs First Cbrislian Church East State Street Club Shirley Uorene and Vickie Allen Junior Department First atiGnal Sunday School 200 200 ler grabbed power and set Ger many on the road to aggression and ruin Dodd described Defendant Fritz Sauckel former S S general and high commissioner of labor as the United States Plans Atomic Bomb Tests on Warships Washington United Sjtes as custodian of the atomic bomb intends to find out what it will do to iwarships as well as to cities and people An armynary announcement disclosed that plans are Tin tier way Tuesday for a joint lest of atomic bombs against naval ves sels Simularly the resultsof a de tailed scientific study of the de structive power of nuclear ex plosion on buildings and humans be forthcoming in a report of theUnited States strategic bombing survey in Japan The first phase ol this report is ex pected within the next 3 months The survey a group ot civilian and military experts appointed a year ago made its second report emulate Nile Kinnick There wiU on a European study available be no solicitation of funds bloodohiUing account of the horrors modern war visits upon civilians Members of the survey noware making a similar study in Japan where the aerial bombardment of that country ended with the dropping of 2 ato mic bombs The announcement on the forth coming tests against warships was cryptic It said only that plans for the operation involve Assemb ling many naval vessels exten sive use of recording insi iments and the gathering of ixcessary personnel Although there has been specu lation that captured Japanese naval ships might be nscd as tar gets many officials say that her cause they lack such factors as extensive comparfmentalion they are trtit folly comparable o Amer The second report of the stra tegic bombing survey covered the effects of the allied bombing on German civilian life The medical branch of the survey found among other things that fire was the great killer in air raids and that an estimated 500000 pjrsons died in German cities under the pounding of aerial fleets These were the immediate re sults of the attacks The doctors who made the study commented All aspects of bombing cannot be reported here because they are not as yet readily discernible in their entirety We feel that the effects of bombing civilian popu lations are in many ways subtile longrange effects Tile bombings they said brought Germany lo the brink of pestilence and faminp a problem thai now I producing effect threatens the postwar administra tion of the defeated reich Maj Cortiz F Enloe one of the surveygroup told a news confer ence that the atomic bomb raid on Nagasaki was not nearly as bad as the area raid on the city of Hamburg There he 3 at tacks in as many days set off fires that burned 6 weeks and in which 46000 known dead were counted An estimated 19000 more bodies still are in the ruins 24 years later Japanese authorities esti matedthat from 40000 to 45000 died in the Nagasaki attack The danger of the atomic bomb is the danger of fire said Enloe Atomic bomb experts however rate fire as second in casualty attaining results They give the blast effect top position with THE DATS TOTAL t 2600 TOTAL TO DATE 5 38100 AMOUNT SET NEEDED ITH ONLY 11 MORE GIVING DAYS LEFT the Christmas Cheer fund faces a hard fight to make goal before Dec 24 Todays contri butions totaled only and were not quite up to standard for the daily mark The Christmas Cheer fund has never been let down and it is not expected to be this year but it will take a hard pull on the oars to make up for lost time The half way mark has not yet been reached and time is getting short A glance at Santa Claus stock ing shows clearly that it will re quire approximately a day to reachthe goal This year might be called a Welcome Home Christ mas because our fighting men are coming home to a real peaceful Christmas after battling their way to victory throughout the world Lets show our appreciation for this great victory by sharing our happiness with others less fortu nate and making it possible for them to also enjoy the yuletide spirit This is your chance Dont let itslip Now is the time lor your gifts no matter how small Early con tributions are appreciated Send your or Christmas Cheer Fnnd GlobeGazelle Mason City Reject Labor Curb Measure asAmendment Washington house military committee refusedTues day to approve the administra tions strikeprevention bill as an amendment to pending legislation repealing the war labor disputes act The action was taken in execu tive session by a vote ol members reported as 10 to 8 The administration bill would set up factfinding boards to handle major labor disputes and provide for prohibiting strikes during a 30day period while the boards work The action at the military com mittee means that unless it re verses itself the administration supported bill now the subject of hearings by the house labor com mittee will continue in its nor mal course Special procedure ap proved by the rules committee prohibits consideration ot any amendments not offered by the military group A test vote on the pending leg islation was shaping up in the house Tuesday Several lawmakers said the out come will be a preview of what is in slorc for other pending meas ures designed to curb industrial strife Before the members is a bill by the military committee to restrict political activities of unions and penalize them for violating no strike extracts THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fight inflation THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours radioactivity the third casualty this week Bring the boys home 4nri fight inflation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and not so cold Tuesday night Low temper ature about 5 below Wednes day increasing cloudiness and slowly rising temperature with snow during the afternoon and night Iowa Fair Tuesday night not so cold in southwest and extreme west portions Wednesday in creasing cloudiness and slowly rising temperatures with snow in west and south central por tions Shippers Forecast Northern half 5 below zero southern half 5 above Minnesota Fair and continued cold Tuesday night Wednesday increasing cloudiness Slowly rising temperature with snow southwest and extreme west portion IN MASON CITY Mason City Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum n Minimum 6 below At 8 a m Tuesday 5 below YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 20 Precipitation 01   

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