Mason City Globe Gazette, December 31, 1945

Mason City Globe Gazette

December 31, 1945

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT WAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wir Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 31 1915 This Pauer Condsls at Two One NO 71 Byrnes Says Mac Arthur Rule to Be Unhampered Other Pictures on Page 11 f K GilbertJones proprietor of the B and O Drur store 14th and N Federal admitted his store was open Monday morning but not for busmess He looked accusingly at the car which came into his throLlaU window earlyMonday morning and tried his soda tapto see if it was fimen Thl eS front wall of the 2story brick building fell after the car ripped through the lowei nart but the car driver Robert Snyder 1603 Pennsylvania N E was the onlxonehurt He suttered a cut lip Two girls who were sleeping upstairs with the head of theirbed wall got by with a sprinkling of plaster and a fright Lock photo Mason Cityan Drives Robert H Snyder 1603 PennsylvaniaN E was in iail The driver pleaded not guilty in police court later in the fore talforntriaiaS to appear Wednesday morn Snyder told police that he was drivingeast on 13th street N w when he feli asleep at the Tyheel about 4 a m The car straight across which is highway65 jumped the Qpifdon A Radio Commentary by W EARLmtU Managing Editor BROADCASTSCHEDULE KGLO Mason Cily Sniiday n mi WOI p in WSUl n m WTAD laiDcrVm Friday p m KSCJ Slcux Clly Stnrday 1 m Where Idealism and Realism Coincide TTS AN innate trait of Ameri cans tobe generous and kSnd when theres hunger and dis tress present inthe world After the last war we opened our purses and our cupboards to suc cor the starving of Belgium and RussiaIn the present world sit uation were doing the same thing For the most part we arent even asking Are you a former enemy Our only ques tion is Are you hungry Most of us in appraising that American characteristic re fer to it as humanitarianism It is that of But its more than that Its just plain ordinary tood sense and good business in the tang look i If events of the past 30 years contain any lesson whatever it is that pain and distressany where in this old world of ours are an urgent invitation to pain and distress everywhere in this old world of ours That isnt just a beautiful theory its a provable fact AT THIS time weremore than little concerned about the spread of Russian communism throughout the world The funda mental truth is that people turn to communism only as a last re when there is no hope in any other direction As a mat ter of fact thats exactly what happened in Russia itself to another way of saying hat the surest way to throw the world into the lap of communism is to pay no heed to the cries of distressed peoples Communism has an irresistible appeal to the man or woman suffering from the pangs of hunger They grab at it as a drowning person grabs at a straw TTS AMOST Interesting and A significant fact that the peo ples of Europe outside of Russia who in the months since the war have had intimate contact with communism and communists have in free elections registered a pro nounced opposition to the com munist regime From this fact one can only draw the conclusion that com munism is a thing more appeal ing as an academic theory than as a present reality And its from that very point of view that com mnnism would be judged by the cold and hungry people of the world Theyd be saying Any Continued on Paje 2 MACARTHUR IS NOT HAPPY ON NEW JAP SETUP Says He Was Not Consulted But Will CoOperate Fully Tokyo P Sources close to eneral MacArthur reported Monday that the big 3s new con rol plan for Japan already has caused confusion among the Japa nese and may cause the general o lose lace in a country where ace1 is all important The control plan which 3Iac Arthur bluntly stated Sunday hail ieen made over his protest and ehind his back may result in a slackening of Japanese efforts to Jut into effect directives already issued and which they had ac cepted only slowly and Erudging the sources said MacArthurs 150word state ment said the statement attri buted to the far eastern com mission press officer Thom as Blake in Washington that I did not object to the new Japan control plan before it 7 was P ec f iT curbing and brick front and dow until the rear wheels were entirely inside Mrs Clyde Watson who was sleeping in the apartment imme diately above heard the crash and raised up in bed she said just in time to see the entire front wall of the building sliding down into the street below the Stark Claims Kimmel Had Ample Notice Adm Harol StaJrk asserted Monday tha Adm Husband i 13 wassleeping with a friend Ila Thornton 14 daughter of Mr and Mrs Glen Thornton 1404 Hampshire N E The head of their bed was against the front wall butthemother found them unhurt although plaster covered the bed She then went to the front of the living room Mrs Watson re lated and looked down from the edge of the floor to the street be low where utter silence reigned There was no sign of life she said until suddenly Snyder ap peared and looked dazedly up at her to ask What happened only repeat His ques tion and hetried to explain Hisonly injurywas a cut lip Police were called to take charge of the situation and the fire department covered the front of the building with canvas to keep out the weather J Gilbert Jones proprietor of the drug store said his store was open Monday but not for busi ness Andrew Hatges of the building refused to estimate the damage and admitted he did not know whether his insurance would cover such an incident Had Town Crier Newport B 1861 to 1885 this seaside resort boasted an official town crier A Reminder As previously announced there will be no issue of fhe GlobeGazette under date of Jon 1 The short age of newsprint paper and the prospect ofgreater shortages to comeconsti tute the sole reason for this omission To preserve the continuity of the comics both the Monday and the Tuesday releases are being printed in this issue was amply warned to be on guarc before the Japanese struck Pear Harbor Dec 7 1941 The 1941 chief at naval opera tions began his story of prewa events when the senatehous committee investigating the Japa nese attack resumed its hearings after a weeklong Christmas re cess Stark was called to the stam amid indications that the commit tee will take stillanother recess possibly as long as 30 find new counsel The legal staf which has aided in the inquirj since it began in midNovembe has announced intentions to qui possibly after examination c Alongwitha 25000wonl state ment fromShirk the commitfe recKvedvohjminious correspond encewhich he wrote to liaval of ficers months befor the PearlHarbor attack plunge the Unite4Srates into warv From Stark and theserecord the investigators learned that Start felt that neither con grass or President Rooseveltfull supported his efforts to oolste the strength of the fleet befor the war 2 At the time Germany attacke Russia Stark urged American en try into the war and at the sam time expressed hope that Russi and Germany would exhaus themselves in conflict A com munistdominated Europe h wrote then was no more an al tractive nirtllrp than tractive picture ruled by nazis than a Europ 3 President Roosevelt issued In structions on May 22 1941 to ge an expedition of 25000 men read to sail in 30 days to seize Porlu guesowned Azores in the At lantic WCTU Toast Chicago Women Christian Temperance Union sug gests the ho spiced NewYears Ev celebrants I pledge perpetual hate To all which can intoxicate 31 disagreement was contained radio to the chief of stajCffor the secretary of slate advising that the terms in my opinion are not acceptable Since that time my views Have not been sought The general also denied that concluded merits or he had been consulted during the Moscow conferences However he JJ that whatever the demerits of the plan the issues involved are too vital for the future of the worlc to have them bog down It is my fervent hope that there wil be no insuperable obstacles Itis my full purpose to see il through A headquarters spokesman said MacArthur did not even know Japan was being discussed at Moscow until he saw it nounced in he daily press MacArthur received his first word of the Moscow decisions from the Associated Press which delivered its report of the com munique to him Hours Mter the complete text came through The Moscow plan created a 4 power council of the United States Britain China and Russia to ad vise MacArthur and review his achons and set up an Unation commission to fix policies con cerning Japan The council has 2 IOWANS KILLED BY MYSTERIOUS is the wreckage of the Metcalf filling station and tavern 4 miles east of Dubuque that was demolished by a mysterious blast Sunday niglrt killing Mrs Jay Dougherty of Farley Iowa and Dennis Urbain of Peosta Iowa and seriously injuring 2 others AP WSrephoto K and A ener Bubuque charred remains of the 2 victims of Sunday nighVs ejcrjlosien andjire that leveled a combinatipn tavern and filling ofthe small building at Monday Au army dog tag established the identity of one pile of bone ashes as those of Dennis 0rbain 26 Peosta Iowa an army air forces pri vate and Coroner F S Leonard said the other bones found were these of a woman Mrs Dougherty 44 Farley Iowa State Fire Marshal John SlTOhm joined Sheriff Leo J Mar tin and the coroner in investigat ing the case late inthe morning and the coroner announced that their findings would determine whether an inquest would be ne cessary Condition of one of the 3 in jured in the explosion continued critical Monday He is Jay Dough erty 4C husband of one of the victims of the blaze Vincent Haley 24 Epworth Iowa who though painfully burned himself succeeded in rescuing Dougherty from the wreckage also remained in the hospital Albert Metcalf pro prietor of the establishment was treated for minor burns and re leased aidhe thought the explosion came from the base ment of the building He said Haley pulled him from the wreckage Metcalf declared he was uncertain what happened or how he got out Merlin Kluck Madison Wis whose car was parked just across the highway from the scene of the blast was one oE 2 eyewit nesses to the explosion building seemed to rise about 6 feet in the air he told Sheriff Martin It then crumbled and in seconds I saw 3 men crawl ing out of the wreckage power to veto his policies Al though the general did not so state it was believed here that his objection principally was to the veto power IdentifyUlan Sf Louis body of a welldressed man identified by pa pers in his billfold as John Clif ford McGuggin 37 B u r b a n k Cal was found in a wooded sec tion of St Louis county Saturday Coroner Arnold J Willmann said a job insurance claim issued in October 1945 in the same name carried a Washington Iowa ad dress RESCUED FROM FLUSHING RitaMcCarthy dries hair for John Gibbons 21 of Buffalo N Y who was rescued from Flushing Bay Sunday night after an Eastern Air Lines plane crashed into the water at LaGuardia field New York during a heavy rainstorm Nine other passen gers and 3 crew members escaped serious injury A woman passenger Mrs J M Scully 45 of New York City was killed AP Wirephoto K and A engr British Officer Says Hitlers Death Is Beyond All Doubts Claims Fuehrer Died at 3 p m April 30 With Eva Braun Herford Germany IF The full story of the escape of 3 mes sengers from Adolf Hitlers Berlin chancellory with his last testa ments was told Monday by a British intelligence officer who said there now was no possible doubt but that the nazi fuehrer died in his battered bunker Exhaustive questioning of all persons to have witnessed Hitlers last hours who are now inBrit ish hands disclosed the full se quence of events which British intelligence now accepts as the trueversion of Hitlers death the officer said The officer said that oh the basis of accumulated evidence on events during the last days in the subterranean bunker Hitler died at about 3 p m on April 30 alter about 36 hours of married life with his mistress Eva Braun The messengers carrying tripli cate copies of Hitlers will fled the day before When the Russians completely surrounded the bunker and all physical contact with German forces was severed Hitlerdecided the end was in sight The fuehrer then ordered Wal ter Wagner a Berlin municipal official to solemnize his marriage to the Braun woman The British officer said the ceremony was be lieved to have taken placent 3 a m on April 29 Previously the British officer said the wedding was believed to have occurred on April 30 on the basis of testimony of a woman test pilot Hanna Reitsch He said it was now Icnown that the Reitsch woman and Gen Hit ter von to Her mann Goering as head of the Ger man air force flew from the Charlottenburger Chaussee in the early hours of April 29 and not on April 30 as had been stated previously Immediately after the marriage the officer said Hitler dictated his personal and political testa ments to his secretary Shortly after 10 a m 3 reliable messen gers were sent from the bunker iwith instructions to take one tri plicate copy of each document to Grand Adm Karl Doenitz in Flensburg and to Col Gen Fer dinand Schoener who then was still fighting in Prague Hitler had designated Doenitz president of Germany and named Schoener supreme commander of the army The messengers however nev er reached Flensburg or Prague Until early this month no trace had been found of any them despite intensive search in the British and American occupation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and colder Monr day nightLowest temperatures zero to 5 below Tuesday partly cloudy with slowly rising tem peratures Iowa Occasional light snow and colder Monday Clearing and colder Monday night Partly cloudy Tuesday Not quite so cold west Minnesota Fair Colder south snd east portions Monday night Tuesday increasing cloudiness with occasional light snow northwest and west central por tions Slowly rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snow 21 9 10 05 i inch 33 13 03 inch GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 21 At 8 a m Sunday 21 At 6 p m Sunday 15 Precipitation 18 Snowfall 2 STATE LEADER BELIEVES TALK TO HELP PEACE Byrnes Insists New Setup Leaves U S in Top Control Role Washington of State Byrnes prepared Monday for his fourth trip abroad in 8 months after telling Americans why he believes his third con tributed to lasting peace Also in Ills radio report Sunday night on the Moscow conference of foreign ministers Byrnes as sured the nation that new inter national machinery set up for control of Japan will not obstruct the outstanding and efficient ad of Gen Douglas MacArthur It will he insisted leave the United States in a tap policymaking role The cabinet officer ignored tartlyworded statement MacAr thur issued in Tokyo earlier in the day in which the supreme com mander said he had not been consulted during the Moscow talks and declared I haveno loUj of respbnsibilityfor Hhedecisions which were made there Speaking from the conference room of the state department Byrnes described how thiscoun try Russia and Britain reached agreement on issues involving Japan atomic energy peace treat ies China Korea Romania and Bulgaria He said oo he and Foreign Min isters Bevin of Britain arid Molo tov of Russia almost agreed on a 3 power commission to study problems of troubled Iran He added he was not discouraged by the nearmiss He might have said they will have another opportunity to agree on an Iranian policy in London at the first meeting of the united nations assembly next month That will be conference No 4 for Byrnes in the halfyear he has held the top cabinet position The Iranian government has said it will lay before the assem bly its charges that the Azerbaijan revolt was assisted by Russian oc cupation forces Byrnes will fly to London for the opening assembly session Jan uary 10 Aides said Sunday night he has not yet decided on a de parture date The radio address topped off a weekend in which Byrnes re turned by plane from Moscow Sat urday noon took off again 4 hours later for Quantico VB for a talk and dinner with President Tru man aboard the presidential yacht Williamsburg and then returned to Washington to begin work on his radio text The president not due backin the white house untilWednesday presumably listened aboard the WilHamsburjjr to Byrnes address In it the secretary declared frankly that some of the Mos cow decisions do not go as far as I should have liked But he emphasized his belief that the agreements reached should bring hope to the warweary people of many lands He also expressed confidence Sn the cumulative value of big three foreign ministers meetings The next one is scheduled to be held in Washington at an undecided date Byrnes went into greatest de tail on the 2 Moscow decisions most discussed in plans for governing Japan and controlling atomic energy Of Japan he said this country from the very beginning had planned to make control of that defeated nation an allied respon sibility He supported his conten tions that the 11nation policy commission and the fourpower control council would neither minimize the U S role nor ham string MacArthur by asserting that Because of the big 4 veto power on the commission notisic allied policy for Japan can be adopted without American approval The U S retains power to issue mterim directives to MacArthur on a wide variety of matters if tha has not acted on them ;

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