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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL Press Palled Pws cravr IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUABY 2 i ij Iif4o 7 y 1J1t PACKINGHOUSE WORKERS TO STRIKE REDS OF CHINA WILL FIGHT FOR JEHOLPROVINCE Spokesman Exclaims as Truce Awaited J Chungking Communists will put up a fight for the inner ItoDgolian province of Jehol into which nationalist governmen troops are pouring a communist party spokesman said Wednesday His declaration came as the na tion awaitedthe communist reply to the governments trUce counter proposals callingfor an immedi ate rad of Chinas civil war Communist troops will resist any attack on them in the spokesman said This is civl war A fewhours earlier P H Chang government cabinet spokesman said vthe central government was taking over Jehol as a matter oj course He said administrative person nel were being sent into the north ern province behind columns ol troops swinging into Jehol from Manchuria General Marshall President Trumans envoy to China is close ly following all developments Wednesday he conferred with Brig Gen Paul Caraway who flew here from Shanghai to assist Marshall Caraway Js deputy chief of stafi to Lieut Gen Albert C Weder meyer V S military commander in China Observers here felt the sched uled unity conference would be held despite happenings m JehoL The governments dnve into Je holwas interpreted as probably the beginning of an attempt to ejert communist foices from in ner Mongolia The cabinet spokes man however gave no indication of this KOREAN LEADER STOPS STRIKES Ends Demonstrations Against Big 3 Pact Seoul Korea Koo leader of the Korean provisional jijt government announced Wednes day he had called off demonstra tions and strikes against a big 3 agreement on a trusteeship for Korea The announcement followed 2Vi hour conference with Lt Gen John R Hodge commander of TJ S forces in Korea who previously had indicated he would take strongr stand against any as sumption of power by the pro visional government Earlier in the day Kim Koos government made an unsuccessful attempt to take over thepolice force in what military sources de scribed as the first move by Kim Koos group to assume rule in defiance of the American mili tary government Police chiefs refused to heed Kim Koos order to report to his group Kim Koo also had ordered continuation ofa ative movement until his govern ment was recognized Wt I Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cityt Cloudy and warmer Wednesday night with occasion al light snow Low about 24 Thursday partly cloudy and continued mild Iowa Increasing cloudiness and warmer Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy and mild Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with occasional light snow Wednes day night and north and east portion Thursday Warmer Wed nesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 20 Minimum J7 At 8 a m Wednesday 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 2 Minimum j8 31obeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 14 i Minimum 18 At B a m Tuesday 17 TEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum 5 PRESIDENT LEAVES YACHT AFTER 5 DAY CRUISE Truman waves from the gangplank of the presidential yacht Williamsburg at the Navy yard Wednes day as he ended a 5 day cruise on the Potomac Commodore James K Vardaman presidential naval aide is behind him APW5vephoto K and A engr jc j 4 Truman Undecided Giving Talk to Congress in Person Wasmngtou Truman worked Wednesday on the final draft of a radio address to the nation Thursday night but post poned a decisura on whether to deliver his subsequent annual message to congress in person Mr Truman returned to his desk at the white house Wednesday CrUiSe dOWn the Potomac the He devoted part ot hjs cruise time to work on both speeches getting well along to completion on the radio address in which is exnected to soot tTin is expected to seek the supporter bis stalled legjslahvi program White House Press Secretary Charles G Ross disclosed that the president had not made up his mind whether to submit in per son his annual message on the state of the union to congress The message is due to be pre sented shortly after congress re convenes on Jan 14 He may or may not go to capitol hill to deliver the message Ross told reporters If Mr Tru man decides upon a personal pres entation Ross added the occasipn would be televised for the first time Soon after the presidents re turn the white house described as pure speculation published reports of differences within the administration over laTxr policy Hoss made this comment at news conference when asked about a report the president may summon Labor Secretary Schwel lenbach for a heart to heart talk This report asserted that some labor department attaches feel that there is an official labor de partment run by Schwellenbach and an unofficial one by Dr John R Steelman presidential assist ant and former chief of the con ciliation service Ross said that Schwellenbach would come to the white house Friday for the regular meeting of the cabinet While Schwellenbach was not aboard the presidential yacht which returned here Wednesday with Steelman aboard Ross said no cabinet members were aboard during the past few days except State Secretary Byrnes who was called to theship for a special purpose AKERS IN BID FOR 5TH TERM Des Moines B Chet Akers state auditor since 1938 an nounced Wednesday his candidacy for reelection to a 5th term in the office A coal man at Ottumwa before seeking the state auditors job as us first elective office Akers had long been active in republican pol tics and IowaAmerican Legion affairs He is 57 Akers was the first among the major statehouse office holders to announce his candidacy for re election though a number of U S representatives from Iowa already lave asked the secretary of state nomination papers Read The Message from United States Army Recruiting Service on MRS A HUBKINS FOUND FROZEN Two Boys Find Body in 8 Inches of Snow Mrs Lydia Huckins 40 wife of Arthur Huckins 923 N Polk was found frozen to death in a field about 3 blocks north of 3rd and Pierce W W late New Years afternoon The body was found in about 8 inches of snow by 2 boys who were roaming through the field They were Dale Smith 16 of 820 N Polk Place and Claude MaJz 15 Ventura Coroner H K Smiley said there was no evidence of foul play Mr Huckins told police he last saw his wife about 4 p m the after noon of Dec 30 but had not re ported to police because she liad frequently gone away for a few days at a time Police also found that several others had seen Mrs Huckins about the same time Annie Kunz man S29 N Pierce reported she had seen her about 5 p m that afternoon arid Jay Taylor 924 N Fiamore reported he had seen her just after dusk It was believed by police that she was looking for her uncle Henry Hich 922 N Fillmore The body was taken to the Pat terson funeral home Funeral ar rangements are incomplete Begin Strike x Damascus Syria general strike protesting the British French agreement on the Levant started in Damascus and Beyrouth closing all stores and halting HitlerClaimed His Spirit Would Rise From Grave Vuernberr Germany Adolph Hitler was pictured Wed nesday going to his death with a defiant prophesy that his spirit would arise irom the grave and that the world one day would see that he had been right The new version of the fuehrers final hours was contained in a longsecret letter written by Joachim von Hibbentrop foreign minister to Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden just before he was captured in Ham burglast summer The war moved so swiftly how ever that the rambling hand wrjtten letter which von Ribben trop described as Hitlers last Resume Auto Production But Limited Detroit produc tion model passenger cars was resumed in about half the na tions automobile factories Wed nesday Remainingclosed were the strikebound General Motors as sembly lines which normally as semble approximately 50 per cent of all cars and trucks made Ford Chrysler and Hudson which closed last Friday night were among the plants returning to production Supplementing their output were Studebaker and WillysOver and enabled to re open after many weeks following settlement of labor difficulties in the plant or a major parts sup plier In nearby Windsor Ont the Ford Motor Co Canada Ltd brought back 10000 production workers following a 99 day wage and union security dispute which has been submitted tonegotiation and arbitration v Most of the plants reopening obtain vital parts like fuel pumps spark plugs and wivlngi harhcss5 from General Motors They can not connt on accelerating their production volume until the 43 day GM strike issettled Packard which has been plan ning a 200000 units a year pro gram did not reopen Wednesday because parts shortages The production capacity re stored Wednesday could account for about 100000 vehicles dur ing January barring further parts curtailment In January 1941 the industry assembled more than 418000 vehicles The motor vehicle makers who last October talked about building 5000000 or more units in 1046 noy are discussing the possibility of turning out 3500000 during the Ind Stude polifical will was never de livered to the then British lead ers Von Ribbenrrop picturing the fuehrer as a broken and bitter man said Hitler had never wanted war with Great Britain or the United States and that he had hoped until the last to come to terms with the British The letter declared in fact that Hitler had entrusted von Ribbentrop with the task of delivering an appeal for real friendship between Britain and Germany as a fundamental necessity if both nations will live in the long run Hitler von Ribbentrop declared looked upon the war solely as a struggle between twoworld con and com munistic In our last conversation he said the fuehrer in talking of the war suddenly turned to me and said You will see my spirit will arise from my grave and one will see that I have been right Of the war with the United States the letter said Hitler regretted the war with America because we had no pos sible divergencies with this big nation We had always regretted this war from the beginning and have done everything we could to prevent it even when our ships were being attacked coming 12 months At South Bend 1942 In baker Wednesday began ship ments of passenger automobiles for the first time since January Toledo Willys Overland went backinto production of its peacetime jeep suspended for several weeks because of labor troubles in the plant of a parts supplier Charles E Sorensen president announced the com pany is planning production among other vehicles of a new low cost small passenger car which he said embodied features andbasic improvements never be fore offered in a car in this class Lord Haw Haw Gets Gallows on Thursday London UR Joyce Lord Haw Haw of the German radio will be hanged Thursday Wandsworth prison His last hope jo escape execution was erased by the decision of James Chuter Ede home secretary not to exercise ciemency UNRRA Chief for Germany Says European Jews Plan Mass Exodus to Palestine Gen FredencK E Morgan UNRRA f chief in Germany said Wednes day that the Jews in Europe ap parently had formulated an or ganized plan for a mass exodus from the continent to Palestine Morgan saidat a press confer ence that he was unable to put a finger on the purported organiza tion around which such a Jewish movement revolved He said he believed that the organization was camouflaged clearly The Jews seem to have an or ganized plan that can become a world peace weakforce numerically but one which is generating power lor getting what they want the British officer said Their positive plan is to get out of Europe I Morgan said j more and more ports of programs and atrocities against the Jews in Poland were based less and less on fact He charged that such stories were byproducts of an organized Jewish plan to force the united iT s to take sorne action giving the Jews a permanent home Trainloads of Jews were arriv ing in Berlin almost daily from Poland Monran said He added that the pockets of most of the Jews were well lined with money and they were well fed and wel clothed Their stories of persecu tion of Jews in Poland he said were notable for their similarity Morgans representatives have been unable to find any concrete example of programs inside Po HILLBILLY ROOTS ALABAMA Johnny McPoland of Jasper Ala who said lie hitchhiked to California wears a hillbilly costume complete with tat tered coverall coonskin cap shotgun and jug of corn whisky as he roots the Alabama football team to a 34 to 14 victory over Southern California in the Rose Bowl game Tuesday at Pasadena Cal AP Wirephoto K and A engr Iowa Deaths for Weekend Mounts to 14 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas fatality figure for the New Years weekend was 14 Eight of the victims died as the results of traffic accidents the others from miscellaneous causes Ice and snow on roads made driving hazardous over the long weekend contributing to the high traffic toll The period covered was from 6 pm Friday to a m Wednesday In addition to the fatalities in the state an rowan died at Sibley after being struck by an automo bile just north the IowaMin nesota state line He was John Lutterman 33 a recently returned Pacific veteran car had been in a collision on an icy road as he was returning from a dance Tuesday morning He was struck by a third car s Arthur Huckins 40 of Ma son City was found frozen to death m a field near her home Tuesday Ernest Anderson 42 Lohrville farmer was killed Tuesday when his truck skidded into the path of a train at Rinard and George E Morrison 56 died at Sioux City from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car Saturday A soldier identified as Victor H Blair 37 was found frozen to death near Fairfield and at Keo kuk Mrs Earl L Pearson 47 an invalid burned to death in an apartment fire Tuesday A more somber noic to the na tions New Years holiday celebra mated between 375 and 400 motor fatalities over the holiday period The other 2G2 violent deaths re sulted from a variety of plane and train crashes shootings stabbings fires drowning explos ions exposure falls on iev streets and accidents in the home Two deaths resulting from alcoholism were reported Six states Delaware Mississippi Rhode Island Vermont and North and South Dakota reported no violent deaths during the 4 day period One fatality was listed in Wyoming States with the biggest tolls were Pennsylvania with 46 Texas and New York each with 41 and Illinois 39 Of the Illinois total 31 were in Chicago and suburbs The letter continued About one point on there has always been which entire agreement between the fuehrer and myself and that was a strong and united Germany as a prelim inary conditidu for a stable flour ishing Europe could only exist in the long run by close collabora tion with Great Britain Von Ribbentrops version of Hitlers political will bore prac tically no resemblance to the hy sterically worded document re leased publicly by British arid American military authorities last Saturday That document blamed Germanys downfall on interna tional Jewry Government Takes Action in Electrical Workers Strike The government scheduled positive action finding board can swing into action Wednesday the ClOUnited Electrical Workers m last week but the companies which immediately deferred their session until the union summoned its executive board to meet in New York Jan 5 to act on a previouslyvoted strike authorization A 3rd company General Motors involved in the unions demand unions demand for a a day wage increase The CALL WALKOUT ON 147 PLANTS IN US JAN 16 200000 Members of Union to Quit for Increase in Wages Chicago IP A nationwide strike of approximately 200000 members of the CIOUnited Pack inghouse workers has been called for Jan 16 Lewis J Clark XJnion president an nounced Wednesday He said that not only the large Armour Wilson and Cud any but also most smaller independent packing plants would be affected and the strike would involve 147 plants across the nation The strike is being called Clark told a news conference in support of the unions demand for a 25 cents an hour wage increase Clark said however the union would be willing to accept ah in crease of 17 cents an hour im mediately with an agreement to negotiate the remaining 71X cents He said the overall average hour lywage in the industry now is 87 cents an hour A spokesman for the American Meat Institute which frequently speaks for the industry on trade matters said the institute would not comment on the strike call be cause its policy prohibited inter vention in matters concerning re lationship between packing com panies aiid their employes Hepresentatives of Armour Cudahy Swift and Wilson com panies said their executives were not prepared to comment immedi ately on the strike call but might have statements Clarfc and other union interna tional officers Frank Ellis vice president Edward Boche secre and tyle Cooper research director told reporters the 200000 CIO workers repre sented 95 per cent of all meat slaughtering workers in the coun try Although the union sfill is ne gotiation with the packers Clark said the only thing that will prevent this strike is a substantial wage increase He said it would be the first genuinely nationwide packing in dustry strike The union chieftains contended the demanded wage boost could be granted by the packers without necessitating an increase in meat prices Cooper said the costs to the packers oi the wage hike would be offset by elimination of the excess profits tax increase in produc tivity and elimination of over time When a reporter asked what about a possible government fact finding board Clark replied We are opposed to presidential factfinding boards as they are now set up unless that procedure is approved by congress Further more all the facts in this dispute have been before government agencies for two or three years I dont say we wouldnt sit down with a factfindins board but I dont see what it could add and we are not going io postpone the strike simply because such a board is appointed He said that among the plants to be struck would be 32 Armour plants 22 Swift 9 Wilson 11 Cud ahy and 2 of John Worrell and Sons as well as many smaller in dependent company plants Principal cities involved would be Chicago St Paul Omaha Kan sas Sity Sioux City Iowa Den ver East St Louis 111 New York Los Angeles and Fort Worth Tex Clark said The union leaders said the Hor mel company with plants at Aus tin Minn Mitchell S Dak and Dallas Tex employing about 4500 in all was the only concern which had agreed to the cents boost and negotiations on the bal ance of cents demanded They said that during the strike hospitals and similar institutions will be taken care of for neces sary meat supplies but that gener ally no slaughtering or meat or byproducts such as soap fertil izer bone meal and hides would be handled by the CIO strikers Live animals on hand at the time the strike beRins will be cared for in stockyards by unionists who also wiil maintain refrigeration in President Truman Monday night lpckins l Drevent spoilage annnintcr t t j i drcssed stored meat Clark said apponted a 3man factfinding j A national strike strategy corn panel to go into the steel wage i mittee will direct the walkout but over a daily in union locals will perfect details in to dispel the threat their cornmuniics added tho 10 INJURED IN HEADON CRASH All Reported in Fan Condition at Hospital Ten persons were injured in a headon collision between 2 cars on highway 106 near the Iowa State Brand Creameries early New Years day according to po lice who investigated the accident The cars weredriven by Roy Sago 31 of 202 1st N W and Keith D Lundquist 18 of 509 S Adams Lundquist was driving east at the time of the accident and Sage was driving west Injured in the Sage car were Clayton N Sage40 injured right knee andMrs Clayton N Sage 33 injured left shoulder and left leg bruised They are of 334 24th Mrs Bemadine Waller of 203 1st N E received a bruise on her right ankle Laura Scobee 37 of 2231 22nd S W received a cut on her jaw and chin and received a chest injury Paul G of 219 N Monroe to his left ansje vJfiiJcMiver fay Sage broke his nose and right arm Injured in the Limdgujst car were Dorothy E Strand 20 of 412 3rd S W minor injuries John R Nelson 18 2103 S Federal injured back Lavonne N Roethler 17 of 1313 N President right side of her face was cut and right knee and left leg in jured Lundgulst driver of the car received head injuries The injured persons were taken to the Park hospital in an ambu lance and by police They were all reported in fair condition Wed nesday French Government Crisis on Budget Cut for Army Ends Paris government crisis in which President De Gaulle threatened to resign over proposed slashes in the army budget was ended late Tuesday night when the constituent assembly voted a compromise measure Wins 1st Mother Honors for 44 46 St Paul UR Mrs Leroy Smith held a record Wednesday as first mother of 1946 as well as first mother of 1S44 in St Paul Mrs Smith gave birth to a 7 pound 10 ounce baby at a m Tuesday On New Years day 1D44 she gave birth to a 7 pound 8 ounce girl Conciliation Chief Edear Warren called representatives of and General Elccfric companies to a delayed raeelin to disl 0 of a shutdown in this basic recon tlnited States A survey across the country showed that at least 530 persons suffered violent deaths from 6 p m last Friday to midnight Tuesday The tabulations listed 243 killed in traffic accidents The National Safety Council had csli WMle Warren hoped to avert a walkout at GE and Westinghoase by gainin an agreement for a re sumption of negotiations the Jan 14 deadline for a strike of 700000 ClOSteelworkers grave the gov renewed cause for con Wathan P Feinsinger member of the war labor board until it went out of existence Tuesday was appointed to the pane and latter to arrange to inform farm ers not to bring live animals to laughtering plants Iloase Missing San Diego Cal of the housing shortage Ray WIM ut suui mue nay immediately sought to bring the i Jacksons house is missing When members to Washington he went by to move the 16x16 at the earliest possible date for a shack for which he paid trfe eov conference on procedure and orlernment S40 it wasnt there ha gamzauon told police   

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