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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             1 t i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or AMD ASCHIve UES M01NES IA THE NEWSPAPER VOL LD Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Five Centj a Copy STRIKE LOOMS IN ELECTRICAL WORKERSUNION Employes in 3 Big Corporations Vote for Work Stoppage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A threat ot another huge coun trywide strike involving some 200000 CIO electrical employed in plants of 3 big cor darkened the nations already gloomy labor pictuje Fri day Following the pattern set by CIO workers In the steel and automo tive industries CIO employes in plants of General Electric West inehouse and the electrical divi sion of General motors Thursday voted almost 5 to 1 in favor of a work stoppage to enforce demands for a a day wage increase The strike of the union workers in the plants of the countrys 3 largest manufacturers of electrical equipmentin 75 industrial centers in 16 states said a union spokes man would not be called until after Jan 1 Returns of Thurs days vote reported by the na tional labor relations board showed to date 86784 workers in favor of a walkout and 18216 against Complete returns were expected later Friday The CIO united auto workers currently engaged in wage nego tiations with the automotive in dustrys Big 3 have about 175 000workers on strike at General Motors plants in support of a de mand for a 30 per cent wage rate hike The CIO united steelwork ers union seekinga day pay boost for about 700000 members has called a strike for Jan 14 Of ficials of the CIO united electrical radio and machine workers esti mated that Thursdays strike vote would mean a walkout of 200000 workers Current labor disputes contin ued to idle some 400000 workers Meanwhile in Detroit the CIO HAW prepared to resume wage negotiations with Ford Motor com pany officials as a General Motors company official predicted the 24 diy old strike at its plants milht continue for 6 weeks HarryW Anderson GM vice president said the corporation does riot any increase in its twice rejected offer of a 10 percent wage hike of 1 cents anhour At the same time GM disclosed it was seeking court injunctions against strikers in Cleveland an La Grange HI charging them with using threats and personal abuse to prevent nonstriking employes from entering company plants Walter P Reuther UAW vice president said the injunctions will only breed bitterness anc jgood will is what is needed He reiterated his charge that the cor poration was refusing to bargain in good faith Wrong Line Manitowoc Wis middle aged man got at the end of the long line of women who waited their turn to get to the hosiery counter of a department store to buy a pair of nylons Ai ter almost an hour he left the line for a few minutes When he returned he didnt get his posi tion back so again he went to the end of the line wait and he finally reached the hosiery counter A pair of1 mens sox size 10 please was his request Ickes Says GOP Picks 1948 Chicago Ickes secretary of the interior saic Thursdaynight that the republi cans already have picked their ghost of Presi dent the 1948 cam paign They are determined to t against Roosevelt he said Ickes addressing a dinner spon sored by the National Citizens Po litical Action committee referred with characteristic disrespect to the G p P handling of the Pear Harbor inquiry There is only one difficulty that I can see in the way of a sweeping victory for the republi cans on the disinterred Pearl Har bor issue 7 years after the event the secretary remarked Unfortunately for them and despite their responsibility for our unpreparedness we did win the war Oklahoma Badman Dies in Arkansas Hospital LittleRock Ark Matt Kimes 39 Oklahoma badman held by federal authorities for a Texas Dank robbery died Friday at the Baptist State hospital here had been in the hospital ce Dec I when he was struck on a north Little Sock street poultry truck ending a 3 j manhunt over a 4 state DAUGHTER GOT HIM HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Headed for a Christmas at home on the plea of his 8 year old daughter to the 7th Fleets commanding admiral Navy Seaman Maurice Roesken pauses in San Diego to telephone his home at Beech Grove Ind after his arrival from Shanghai Roeskens daughter Maurine wrote Vice Ad miral Daniel Barby a successful plea for her fathers re turn by Christmas Barby approved a 15 dav leave AP Wirephoto if Admiral Plays Santo Clous Sends Dad Home to Girl 8 Beech Grove Ind 8yearold Maurine Roesken Santa Claus is ahandsomesealegged gentleman in the Pacific and she was expecting to get her best Christmas present from him Friday The Daddy Santa Claus to little Maurine is Adm Daniel E Barbey who answered Maurlnes Dear Santa Claus letter by sending her sailor This Paper at Two MAKES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 1915 NO 57 Barkley May Quit Probe of Pearl Harbor Attack SENATE GROUP ENDS HEARINGS ON LABOR BILL Truman Loses Wish for Legislation Before Holidays Washington senate la bor committee decided to end hearings on the factfinding labor disputes bill after Friday and not to resume until after the first of the year This means that President Tru man will not get his wish that such legislation be passed before the Christmas holidays Chairman Murray DMont ot the senate group said It was the judgment ot the committee that it would be abso lutely impossible to conclude reas onable hearings and get senate ac tion on the Ellender bill before Christmas Murray said hearings would be resumed after congress recon venes following the holidays and would last another month A list of 100 or more witnesses he added have asked to be heard on the pending bill and other labor mea sures CIO President Philip Murray earlier had described the nations industrial picture as explosive spent 8 months as a scheduled to arrive at Beech Friday thanks to the ready pen of his little daugh ter and theiChristmas spirit of Adm Barbey Mother said that the little correspondent was so excited appeal that she could Hardly sleep Roesken Tuesday an Maurine wrote to AdmiraKSanU Claus in ilherade spelling 1 want you to send my Daddy home fore Christmest Because he Is to old in the navy TTh a diPiomatic touch she added the picture Daddy sent me I think you were very handsome And I think you wood let my Daddy come home My Baddy is Maurice J Hoesken W3Sa P know you wood let Dad come homeI wile rembery you in my prayers May God bless you and keep you 6 Million Jews Slaughtered in Nazi Extermination Drive te tary Six European Jews were ruthlesslv in the nazi campaign of extermination said German testmatf Friday before the international mili trying 21 of Hitlers top leaders on war crimes charges filed an affidavit by Dr Wilhelm HoettI ErnSl th secret po Approximately 4000000 Jews had been killed in tb e termination camps while an additional 2000000 ways the major part of were shot byoperational squads of security police during the cam paign against Russia HoettI said in his affidavit HoettI attributed his figure to Adolt Eichman chief Jew catch er in the secret police He said Eichman confessed it to him in August 1944 in expressing the conviction that he would have to pay for the millions of Jewish lives on his conscience Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himm ler thought Eichmans total was too low HoelUs affidavit revealed But added that Eichman was the best informedofficial on Jewish executions Thousands werekilled when SS troops wiped out the Warsaw Ghetto in a 29daymassacre in 1943 according to records submit ted by Major William Walsh of New York City assistant U S prosecutor Details of the mass murder in Warsaw were read from the re ports of the SS police chief of the city who wrote that he ordered troops to destroy the entire Jew ish residential area by setting ev ery block on fire e various ex met death in other Union Withdraws All Maintenance Workers Cedar Rapids of the local union United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America have announced they will withdraw employes from all maintenance the strikebound LaPlant Choate Manufacturing company plant Monday Withdrawal of these employes who have been allowed to work during the first 4 weeks of the strike will mean the entire plant will shut down Union and company representa tives failed to reach an agreement at a meeting Thursday called by Walter White U S conciliation commissioner THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fight inflation NAME MASON Iowa supreme court chose Jus tice W L Bliss of Mason City as its chief justice for the 6 months period begin ning Jan 1 BIG IRAN CITY IS DUE TO FALL Tehran high govern ment source said Friday that the fall of Tabriz largest city in Irans northwestern province of Azer baijan to rebellious tribesmen was imminent The announcement came as pro vincial Governor Bayatt arrived in Tehran after a flight from the besieged city Bayatt said he had been forced to leave Tabriz by leaders of the movement for local autonomy The Iranian garrison at Tabriz was surrounded by insurgent forces a government official said and was awaiting orders from Tehran to fight or surrender Mason City Jr College The Mason City junior college will field a basketball team for the first timein Z years Friday night when the Trojans go against ihe Ellsworth jaycees on the Roosevelt fieldhouse court at ap proximately In a curtain raiser Holy Family will face the Mason City high school B team at 7 oclock Tackle Task of Removing 2 Ton Bomb Croydon UR Britains top bomb disposal experts Friday tackled the job of removing poundbypound 3000 pounds of live TNT from the unexploded 2ton Herman bomb which has lain buried deep in a south Croy don residential district since it was dropped by the Germans nearly 5 years ago The bomb it was revealed Is the largest unexploded missile re maining to be extractedfrpm the British countryside More than Z dozen others all smaller are known lo be buried at various points where they fell and failed to explode during the nazi blitz Lt G A Frake arid Capt G F Horsfall of the royal engineers bomb disposal squad reentered the 40foot bomb crater Friday They ordered more debris re moved from the huge hole in order to provide additional elbow room for the ticklish job of extracting the TNT The decision to remove the TNT rather than lift the huge bomb bodily from the crater was made after they had found the bomb fuse damaged They could not de fuse the bomb which is the nor mal procedure but believed that in its damaged state it could not detonate the high explosive The bomb experts were opti mistic over possibility of remov ing the TNT without accident since it was found that the ex had not crystallized Crys tallization frequently occurs when TNT is not used for several years In this state the explosive is high ly sensitive and even a slight jar may set it off Cheer Fund Approaches Half Mark PREVIOUSLY REPORTED fv II Circle Methodist Church St James Lutheran Ladles Aid Mrs C Redeker IVheelerwood Busy Bee Club Independent Baking Co Employes Elizabeth Cookmaii DoALoE Club Killic Jeanne Noe Alexander Uomen ot ihc Moose Chapter AMI Composing Room 300 tou 100 50Q GlobeGazette Employes roninDexitr Auxiliary ri orj Bethlehem Willlir Workers SQI From Earl Hunt and Family fioo Linda Dianne Flclten 100 Service Guild First Methodiil Church 300 Pink Envelope Friend loo airs Andrew Faahorf Uauxliters of Penelope Chapter liwi R V Wilkinson Rock 200 T A T Club 500 Local IV C T U 2QQ Joleen Brown AIC 1U Hay field 1 J flQ Elt Ctcek Cbnrch soa YVIIsott JPorentEanealiait Gravn A Friend 5 w IJH M H r THE WAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE AMOUNT VET NEEDED U R T H E R PROOF that these associ ated with this newspaper are b e 1 i e v ers in their own pro duct is con tained in the largest contri bution listed above S24 from the com posing room Every employe in that department shared in the do nation When the goal is it will mately a fifth of the total will have come from the organization which sponsors the Cheer Fund solicitation We like to have this fact under stood not in a spirit of boasting but so it will be understood that in asking others lo give it isnt a case of Do as we say not as we do The solicitation at this time is almost at the halfway mark both in time and in amount There have been 8 giving days 8 givin days remain The total raised is just under which is half oC the goal To reach that goal it will be necessary for a large number of generoushearted people to send their gifts large or smal to Christmas Cheer Fund City Iowa Double Trouble Ottumwa was double trouble for Cab Driver Guy Foster when his taxi became stuck on a long high viaduct here While he tried to free his cab his passenger Mrs Richard Swan son gave birth to a baby in the taxi Later officials at the hospital reported the wife and daughter were doing fine Woman Waits and Waits Los Angeles UP A disconsolate young woman perched on the edge of her suitcase in Union Station for the 5th straight day Friday and waited for a train to Manchester Iowa Its a long walk home moaned Miss Ilene Richter 25 All I want is just one coach seat on a train She said she had reached the gate several times during her 4 day and 4 night after standing in line for hours only to be turned back And once she added triumphantly I got all the way out to the train and put my foot on the platform That was before the conductor came out and said Thats al this Miss Richter has been visiting here with friends for several months and decided it was time to go home But how am I going to get there she asked With all the talk about housing shortages I think theyd be glad to get rid of me IRMA AND THE BEAST Gang Gets Noose for Atrocities Hamburg Germany Marshal Montgomerys headquar ters announced Friday that Josef Kramer the beast of Belsen and 10 others of the Belsen gang including blond frma Greae were langed Thursday for committing crimes at the notorious concentra tion camp The executions were carried out at the Hameliii by Ficrrenont official British liangman The 11 condemned lo death were moved from Luencburgs jail to the ancient prison on he of the Wesser river at Hamelin 5 days ago Marshall Montgomery denied all appeals Saturday The 8 men and 3 women hanged were con demned to death by a British military court Nov 17 for atroci lies committed at the Belsen and 3swiecim concentration camps Nineteen other persons drew pris on terms Three of ac cepted the courts verdict without appeal They were Elizabeth Vol kenrath 26 head womens super visor for the S S elite Juana Borman 42 a fanatic vho gave up missionary work to join the S S and Franz Hoeszler 34 year old S S member who helped pick victims for the gas chamber Kramer 39 was camp com mandant Irma Grese was the Pistolpacking queen of the Bel sen rang Others who died were Dr Fritz Klein 58 who chose inmates for the gas chamber Peter Weingart ner 32 Karl Francioh 33 gar Pichen 32 Franz Startle 30 and Wilhelm Dorr 24 Hunts Glens Falls K Y B Hillis who literally 000 put the window was anxiously looking for it Friday Hillis reported that the cold cash was in hfe coat which he heaved through a window of his burning home Wednesday when fire swept the house and adjacent salvage yard at an estimated loss of Severe Cold Wave Moves Toward Iowa DtsMoinesv severe cold vaye wijicitis expectedr to drop temperatures as Jovv as 20 below zero in some parts by Sunday morning moved relentlessly to ward Iowa Friday The weather bureau said the cold wave would develop gradual iy accompanied by northwesterly winds al 2025 miles per hour through Sat urday The mercury is ex pected to drop to zero to 10 below in the northwest b y Saturday morning and from zero to 10 above in southeast Iowa by that time By Sunday morning the bureau said the temperatures would range from 1020 below zero in the north portion ot the state and zero to 10 below in the southern COLDER Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Gradually developing cold wave conditions Friday night with lowest temperature Saturday morning 510 below Snow flurries Friday night and Saturday northwesterly winds 2025 miles per hour through SaturdayJ Iowa Gradually developing cold wave conditionsFriday night and through Saturday night with lowest temperatures Sat urday morning ranging from 0 to 10 below in the northwest and 0 to 10 above in the south east portion and on Sunday morning 1020 below north por tion and 0 to 10 below south portion Snow flurries Friday and in east and central portion Saturday Northwesterly winds 2025 miles per hour through Saturday Jlinnesola Cold wave Friday night with low temperatures ranging from 15 lo 20 below in the Red River valley to 0 to 5 below southeast portion Con tinued cold Saturday and Sun day Snow flurries south and east portion Friday and in ex treme east portion Saturday Northwesterly winds 20 to 30 miles an hour diminishing Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at B oclock Friday morning Maximum 23 Minimum 6 At 8 a m Friday 13 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 18 Minimum 2 half Snow flurries which continued in some areas Friday were fore cast also for Friday night and in the east and central portions Sat urday Thestate highway patrol re ported roads nearly normal in mostsections of the state butstill slippery in spots Highways were described as slippery near Oska loosa andicy near Iowa City but otherwise near normal in the rest of southeast Iowa They also were slippery near Mason City and otherwise near normal in the northeast Slipperyspots werere ported in the other portions of the state REPORT PATTOIt OUT OF DANGER May Not Be Able to Command Troops Heidelberg Germany R Glen Spurting chief specialist attending Gen George S Patton Jr said Friday the American commander was out of danger o death but there was a possibility tnat he never would be able to command his troops again He described rations condition as a touch and go affair He salt the reneral might recover full from the broken neck he received in an automobile crash last Sun day but aKain that he might be partly paralyzed for life Spurling said it would be im possible to forecast the effects of Pattons injuries for at least 3 or 4weeks Friday mornings medical bulle tin said Pattons condition was ex cellent LEADER WEIGHS OBLIGATIONS IN ATTACK QUEST Entire Legal Staff Asks to Be Excused From Congress Probe Washington Barkley announced Fri day he may resign from the Pearl Harbor committee His statement came after the committees entire legal staff asked to be excused from further participation in the inquiry Barkley told his colleagues that during the iiext Sew days before reaching a final decision he would weigh his relative obligations to Ihe committee and o the senate where he is majority leader If I conclude that my obliga tions are greater to the senate I shall resign as a member of the committee he added Previously William D Mitchell committee counsel and his entire staff asked to be relieved of duty Barkley calied this move by the staff a tragic development Mitchell said he and his aides would continue to present testi mony this month but Barkley said it would be difficult for the com mittee to find other counsel Mitchell told the committee that some of its members had so broad ened the scope of the inquiry that t would take months to complete It had been planned to wind up by Jan 3 Mitchell read to the committee statement which noted that while the hearings had started fov 15 recommitted questioning ins been so extensive that iestirhony of only 8 witnesses has een completed There remain at least 60 he said Mitchell said the legal staff would be glad to help a new staff ake over but said they could not work longer than December and hrough the early part of January When Mitchell had concluded his statement chairman Barkley D Ky told the counsel So far as this committee the congress and the country are con cerned this development is tragic The legal staffs move to retire Tom the investigation came as RenGearhart K Cal de manded that he inquiry be broadened to include testimony rom enlisted men who were on duty at Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack He claimed this would develop the real story Mitchell said members of the legal staff had been working days nights and Sundays for 2 months Besides Mitchell the staff in cludes Gerhard Gesell chief assistant counseland Jule M Hannaford and John E Hasten assistant counsel A member the committee which began its inquiry Nov 15 Gearhart said he is tired of hear ing brass 1 want to know what the en listed men think the Californian told a reporter The committee vthus far has heard onlj high ranking officers and civilians Lt Gen Leonard T Gerow chief of army war plans in December I3J1 was recalled to the stand for Fridays session Testimony for the most part to date has concerned the army side of Pearl Harbor But late Thurs day members were handed a 2 volume narrative statement on investigations the navy has con ducted The bulk of the data was not new However there were such items as these 1 Intercepted Japanese mes sages showed that Tokyo advised Berlin on Nov 30 1941 that there is extreme danger that war may suddenly break out between the AngloSaxon nations and Japan 2 A denial that the navy ever received a winds message which intercepted Tokyo instructions had Said would be broadcast to inform Japanese consuls any impending break in diplomatic relations Christmas Spirit DCS Moines W A 16 foot Christmas tree has been set up in the main floor rotunda of the Iowa state house The decorated tree is the first fullfledged tree that the state house has had for several 1 years BUY SEALS   

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