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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDJTED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER MAKES AVL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 19 1946 JOSEPH SIEVEL ANTHONY KAMINSKI Pictured above are 2 machinists mates 1st class in the United States navy who have selected Mason City as the place for the ma chine shop they talked and dreamed about opening while stationed together in the south Pacific Joseph Sievel from Torrington Conn and Anthony Kaminski Detroit had never met until they became buddies while serving to gether on the repair ship U S S Phaon for 2 years They used to break the monotony of the months at sea by talking about the time when they would go into partnership in the operation of a machine shop somewhere the states when they returned They relieved the monotony further by getting out World al manacs maps and books data to make a study of possible sites for their machine shop After months of research and study they decided that MASON CITY Iowa was to be the place They determined from Mason Citys location its rapid growth and other factors that it would be the most stable place to be found Final selection of the city with which they were to cast their lot was made contingent on a per sonal inspection of the community by the 1st of the 2 to be dls charged Kaminski became the lirst to be released He got out of the service Oct 1 One of the first things he did was to come and look over Mason City He was most favor ably impressed He and Airs Kaminski have bought a home at 915 Carolina N E and he is now negotiating for a building in which will be housed the shop he and his buddy planned while studying maps in the south Pacific Kaminskis partner is still in the navy He has been advanced in rating from machinist mate 1st t class to chief machinist Needless y to say he is being kept informed of developments SEEK OWNER OF HANDKERCHIEFS Major Clues in Degnan Girl Death Chicago and mili tary authorities Saturday coop erated in a search for the owner of 2 handkerchiefs as major clues in the bnital kidnapslaying of little Suzanne Degnan Investigators said that laundry marks on the handkerchiefs one bloodstained indicated they may have been the property of a sol dier or exserviceman They were found near the scene of the crime Suzanne 6 year old daughter an OPA official was kidnaped from her bed Jan 7 Most of her body in 4 parts was discovered the jame day in sewers within a block of her Edgewater Beach area home The handkerchiefs were found in an alley about 2 blocks from the Degnan home One was twisted about a strand of picture wire be lieved to have been used o strangle the child Nearby were a few strands of blonde hair sim ilar to the victims One of the handkerchiefs bore the marking Sherman corresponding to the army system of laundry symbols The other was marked W5o and H22 used by small hand laundries FTDESMOINES TO BE SURPLUS City to Apply for Barracks for Vets f DCS IVloines If Mayor John 7 MacVicar has been informed that Fort Des Moines an army post for f the last 40 years soon is to be de V clared surplus property The mayor said the city would MacArthur Sets Rules in Jap Trial Tokyo MacArthur iaturday set up international ma chinery for the trials of Hideki Tojo his Pearl Harbor cabinet and his militarists charged with crimes against peace and crimes against humanity The supreme commander an nounced a charter giving detailed 3rocedures for insuring fair trial or the accused Outstanding points of procedure isted included 1 A majority of the members of the international tribunal pres ent shall be sufficient to convict and impose the death subject to review by MacArthur 2 The 5to 9man tribunal will not be bound by technical rules of evidence and even documents without proof of signature may e accepted 3 A plea that he acted under orders shall not of itself be suf ficient to free a defendant The charter provided that the first trial would be held inTokyo It has been scheduled tentatively for early March A sentence will be carried out in accordance with the order of the supreme commander for the allied powers who may at any time reduce or otherwise alter the sentence except that he may not increase its severity the charter noted The tribunal membership will be appointed by MacArthur from names submitted by the al lied nations Typical Farmers Wife Desires Train After First Airplane Flight Washington ohn Oeser typical midwest farmer of 1345 and his wife will leave Sunday for their Westside Jowa home after a weeks visit in the capital and Mrs Oeser says she will take the train The navy which was plans to return the couple by plane took the Oesers for their first plane ride Thursday a 15 minute flight over Washington Oeser described the flight terrific but his wife spent the rest of the day in her hotel room and said The way I feel righ now it will certainly behome by train apply for use of boom town racks to house veterans bar Bud Hoover Guilty in Slaying Sioux City Cavanell Bud te Hoover Saturday was found guilty if of 2nd degree murder in connec with the shotgun slaying of is brother Don Hoover The district court jury of 7 women and 5 men hearing the gcase deliberated 9 hours before returning a sealed verdict which irJr was read Saturday morning by dge D C Browning The jury d been given possible verdicts of 1st or 2nd degree murder roan slaughter or aquittal in the judges instructions Hoover was tried on a first de jgree murder charge Seek Bing Crosby in Rochester Mayo Clinic Rochester Minn Bins Crosby is in Rochester local post al authorities want it made clea that Ber Single hasnt called for his mail if he doe come around to pick it up hec better bring along some help be cause theres plenty of it layin around The crooners whereabouts ha been the object of rumors the pas week but throughout most o southern Minnesota the chief con tention is that the movie and ra dio star is undergoing a physica checkup at Mayo clinic in Kocbes ter The rumor started there just few weeks ago but already mail has been flooding into postoffice Jan On Olivia De Haviland Will Marry Major Hollywood Olivi de Kaviland who has never mar ried says she may do that verj thing before her 30th birthday come next July I The man in vblved she says is Air Corp Maj Joseph McKeon Its possible that we will b married although we have mad no definite decision she said McKeon a war prisoner in Gcr many is expected here short NO 88 KAISER SIGNS UP WITH CIO 20 CAR THEFTS 25 BURGLARIES END IN ARRESTS 5 Held for Thefts in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota Two additional members of a ing of 5 men implicated by Iowa md Minnesota state agents in the heft of 20 cars and an additional 25 burglaries in North Iowa and outhern Minnesota were in jail at Austin Minn Saturday The ther 3 were arrested last Wednes day Chief R W Nebergall of the owa state bureau of criminal in vestigation said charges of break ng and entering and car theft probably would be filed at Austin Saturday against the 5 but that it s likely that 2 would be returned o Iowa for prosecution The 5 are Homer Louis Blick enderfer 21 whose father lives ear Lime Springs Donald T ritmn 19 Chester and John A vin Holmen 20 Donald Ralph Holmen 21 and Edgar Howe 30 all of LeRoy Minn All live were not involved in each of the burglaries or thefts but they worked together Neb ergall said He indicated that Slickenderfer and one of the Hol men boys probably would be the ones returned to Iowa because hey were believed to have been more directly connected with the hefts and burglaries in this state The arrests were made by Max H Stutler Mason City an Iowa state agent William B Bennyhoff Minnesota state agent and Sheriff Arnold Eckhardt Austin Minn Sheriff Percy Haven Cresco also was particularly active in assist ng the state agents according to Studer The arrests solve most of the reakins and auto thefts that have occurred in North Iowa since last Sept 1 Studer said including the ureakin at the Swaledale eleva or on the night of Nov 23 when worth of tools were stolen and the theft of a car at Garner he same night Blickenderfer and the Z Hol mens also were responsible for the theft of 4 cars in Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties and a breakin at Klemme all on the night Between Dec 18 and 19 ac cording to a confession signed by John Holmen The burglaries which followed in North Iowa included many al tilling stations according to Studer He said that they were able Jo round up the gang be cause of previous experience with the same men Blickenderfer and Don Holmen both have served time previously both being sentenced lo the fed eral penitentiary from federal court at Omaha in 1941 but thci paroled Blickenderfer was sent to prison in Missouri in 1942 and later the same year Don Ilolmen was arrested by Studer and seni to the federal penitentiary for breaking his parole Blicfcenderfer subsequently was released from the penitentiary and paroled to Sheriff Haven His parole expired Aug 7 and the burglaries and auto thefts began the same month Studer said Great quantities of loot IT eluding more than 30 tires and auto engines already have been recovered the state agent re ported and he said that more was being picked up every day Heavy Snow Storm Sleet Due in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Get out the snow shovel and put on the tire chains Youll prob ably need them both by Sunday morning Freezing rain and some sleet vas falling in southwest Iowa Saturday morning and the weather bureau said a mod era tely heavy snow with consider able drifting would fall over the entire state Saturday night Strong north west winds also were forecast Temperatures dropped Satur day morning to a low of 15 degrees at Mason City after hitting unseasonable highs throughout the state Friday high est of which was the 59 degree reading at Lamoni Continued cold weather was predicted though the lowest Sat urday night is expected to be about 10 degrees in the northern half of Iowa 15 in the southwest and 20 in the southeast Creston reported a severe ice torm began there at 9 a m and y 11 a m the ice was a quarter of an inch thick RAIN OR SNOW SHOCKING St Paul Minn shock ing mystery at the YMCA swim ming pool has been solved Swimmers touching a brass guard rail received mild electric shocks Power company experts discovered overdosing of chlorine jas and soda ash to reduce pool bacteria count caused an acid con dition that made the tank a vir tual wet battery SAYS JAP LEADER KILLED 5 YANKS 5 More Americans Were Killed Later UR Fau sto Carlos Calumpit in Bulacan Manila mayor of province testified Saturday that a Japanese garrison commander demonstrated his idea of mag nanimity by shooting only 5 in stead of 10 American prisoners because another prisoner escaped Carlos testifying at the war crimes trial of U Gen IWasaharu said he went to the commander a Capf Watanabe to intercede for 10 Americans ordered executec followingthe escape of Pvt Neg um Gutliev a fellow prisoner of war He said he gave eggs and fruit to Watanabe and the commander beamed and said he would prove Japanese magnanimity He can celled the death sentences to a Carlos said he learned the oth er 5 were killed by the Japanese later at Apalit in Pampanga prov ince Another military commission Saturday ordered death by hang ing Zenzo Saito com mander of the notorious Tiger unit in the Philippines He wa convicted of killing civilian Fill pinos and burning homes in Nani pil province Probe Activities of German Girl in Death of 3 American Abandon Hope of Finding Weapon in Murder of Officers STEEL WORKERS OUT AHEAD OF SCHEDULECIO steelworKera gather around a fire to near a Great Lakes Steel corp plant at Detroit Saturday following ThchThit the area 48 hours ahead of the scheduled nationwide steel strike AP Wtrephoto K and A engr 1 y SEE END IN FOOD COST INCREASES Sugar Rises Butter and Meat May Be Next Washington price of sugar is going up slightly next month But the increase of about seven enths of a cent a with a possible minor rise in meat prices and perhaps a 6cent boost end the upward swing in food costs I or many months to come The sugar hike to become ef fective about February 2 will per mit the government to keep its promise of higher prices for this years crop Food officials already have in dicated that itmay be necessary to grantpacking concerns slight increases to enable them to meet workers demands for higher wages And Secretary of Agricul ture Anderson is urging a 6cent pound increase in butter to en courage greater production President Truman however is expected to ask congress to con tinue for another year the federal food subsidies inaugurated early in the war If congress goes along this should stabilize food costs and pre vent further rises The subsidy program has been costing the government about 798000000 a year Passau Germany IP suicide q a Polish prisoner and the activities of the pretty daugh ter of a German house servant were investigated Saturday by U S army secret agents searching for the slayer of 3 American mil itary government officers here Jan 6 Hopes of finding the murder weapon were virtually abandoned after a direr searched in vain along the rocky bed of the half frozen Danube river in front of the firedamaged villa where the officers lived The 3 were at tacked with an axe before the Insurious villa was set afire Representatives of the army criminal investigation division checked on the death in Pfarr kirchen jail Sunday of a Pole charged with illegal possession of firearms The prisoner who had told f lv4tf J10U IWU JUi from the east Miss de Haviland captors he fought against the sap the matter will be further j Germans in the Polish under talked over when he returns ground home army hanged him self with his belt as CID agents sought to learn whether fear of being linked to the Passau slay ings might have been the motive for his suicide The German girl whose father worked for the Passau military government detachment w questioned at length by the army agents Six CID agents and about the same number of counterintelli gence operatives were reported working on the case Hatf z dozen theories sound plausible one source said The motive could have ranged from personal hatred to international black market intrigue One of the victims Maj Ever ett S Cofran of Washington D C who assumed command of the military government here about 2 months ago had been combat ing a brisk illegal traffic in food and clothing The 2 other victims were Capt Adrian L Wesseler of New Ro TRAIN ACCIDENT KILLS 2 PERSONS Soldier Enroute to Discharge Center Dies Myerstown Pa per sons one a soldier enroute to a discharge center were killed Fri day night when a Mississippi bound troop train jumped the tracks 5 miles west of here and collided with an eastbound Read ing Railroad freight train Twentytwo persons including 17 of 191 other soldiers mostly from Louisiana antJ Mississippi wereinjured when 5 cars of he troop train spilled against the freight ripping up railroad ties like match sticks and strewing wreckage along the tracks for a quarter of a mile Name of the dead soldier was withheld Reading officials identified the 2nd victim as Charles Hellings 32 Reading Pa fireman of the troop train which had left Camp Kilmer N J for Camp Shelby Miss The soldiers were members of the 29th infantry division MURRAY AND KAISER CALL AT WHITE Philip Murray CIO chief and president of the United Steelworkers chats with Henry Kaiser western industrialist at the White House entrance Satur day when they announced signing of a contract based on President Trumans proposed compromise in the steel wage dispute AP Wirephoto K and A engr chelle N Rosewater Y of and Lt Stanley Omaha Nebr Wesseler reportedly came from Passau to confer with Cofran on army hanged him tlack market prosecutions a b v i r i V f 3 1 t l E J 7 i Big Power Plan on Atom Control Passes First Test London big power plan 6 place the proposed atomic energy commission directly under the united nations security council passed its first test Saturday without opposition The test came when PaulHenri Spaak president of the general assembly called up a committee report providing that the atomic control proposal should go to the assemblys security committee without discussion on the floor Spaak asked if anyone wanted to say anything but not a word was spokenHe promptly declared the report accepted The security committee of the assembly is headed by Dmitri Manuilsky chief Ukrainian dele gate Senator Tom Connally D Tex is the United States mem ber A committee meeting is ex pected to be held Monday Prime Minister Peter Fraser of New Zealand Friday contended that the atomic commission should be under the direction of the 51 nation general assembly instead of the lnation security council but he did not oppose Saturdays ACCEPTS PLAN BY TRUMAN ON STEEL DISPUTE Operations Curtailed in Preparation for Big SteelWalkout By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As steel mills throughout tha country began shutting down in preparation for a nationwida steel strike Henry J Kaiser new ly established as an automobile manufacturer agreed Saturday to a presidental proposal in the wage dispute and signed a con tract with the CIO United Steel workers Kaiser after a white house con ference with President Truman and Philip Murray president of both the CIO and the stcelwork ers announced the contract gave employes of his west coast plants an 18ji cent hourly increase Shapp we support the president of the United States Kaiser quer ied in a statement The peoples answer will be no other way Too much is at stake not to support liim Kaiser earlier signed a contract with the CIO United Auto Work ers who are involved in a lengthy strike against General Motors corporation The auto workers contract covers employes of the new Kaiser Fraser automobile plant at Willow Run its provisions for bonuses and wage was termed by union officials the best contract ever written in the automobile in dustry When U S Steel turned down the presidents 18 cents pro posal the CIO accepted it Kaiser said his contract was signed be fore he came to the white house Saturday have signed thisogreanent lie said that only by integrity and fair play on the part of both labor and management can we ride the per ilous seas ahead and achieve in dustrial harmony and security for our people He added hat he could not conceive that a sum of cents the difference between the U S Steels offer and the presidents 18VS cents proposal should be permitted to retard or destroy the possibility of real peace and pros perity for the nation The agreement signed Saturday Kaiser said covers the opera tion of the largest steel plant on the Pacific coast His Fontana Cal operations employ approxi mately 3000 to 4000 he said Thus as a paralyzing strike hits thenations steel mills Monday Kaisers plants will continue turn ing out steel Murray has said that any steel company which signed a contract for an 18s cent increase before the strike deadline would not ex perience a walkout on Monday Besides the Kaiser contract Mur ray disclosed that negotiations are under way with 2 firms in the Harrisburg and Heading Penn sylvania areas Elsewhere the nations steel mills were grinding slowly to Lew Pollack Succumbs After Musical Career Los Angeles name erased of by Lew death Tin Pan Alley Pollack was Saturday from The 52 year old musician who entered show business in 1918 and after a tour of vaudeville became a song writer for the movies succumbed to a heart at tack Friday Among his better known musi cal hits were Two Cigarettes in the Dark Charmaine and ExPublisher Dies Vineyard Haven Mass Harris M Christ 71 former edi tor and publisher of he Brooklyn N Y Eagle died at his home Saturday Spaak also sent to a committee on social humanitarian and cul tural problems a British proposal calling on the united nations to give their full support to XJNRRA Meanwhile the chief UNO in terests centered on the next move to be made by Iran in line with her announced intention to bring before the new security organiza tion an appeal for action in the IranianRussian dispute Nasrullas Entezam an Iranian delegate said the appeal would be filed before Monday with the executive secretary of the UNO Entezam indicated that the sec retary would be directed to take the issue directly before the pow erful security council although the possibility remained that the Iranians at the last moment would seek instead a floor debate in the assembly shutdown as little hope remained for halting a strike 750000 CIO United Steehvorfccrs Tile strike against the countrys basic industry officially was sche duled to start at Monday but already operations were being cur tailed and workers laid oft in some plants Hope of averting the walkout which if fully effective would be onp of the biggest if not the big gest in the nations history faded Friday President Trumans com promise proposal for settling the wage dispute accepted by CIO President Murray was rejected by Benjamin F Fairless U S SteeJ corporation president The strike originally scheduled to begin Jan 14 must take place said Murray indicating that the 750000 members of the CIO United Steclworkers union which he ay from their aluminum and fabricating plants There appeared no white house plans to stop the walkout and gov ernment seizure of the plants was not contemplated The only possible avenue open for averting the scheduled strike was reconsideration of Sir Tru mans wage proposal of cents lair Sunday slowly rising tern1 an nour by Fairless lie was asked Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Same ns slate fore cast lowest Saturday night 10 Iowa Moderately heavy snow with heads will remain aw considerable drifting and stronR in 1300 steel al northeast winds Saturday night becoming partly cloudy Sunday Continued coid Saturday night and Sunday Shippers forecast Northern half 10 southwest 15 southeast 20 Minnesota Snow north and oc casional light snow north por tion Saturday night becoming perature Saturday night becom ing colder Sunday afternoon and night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 10 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Saturday 16 YEAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum 28 Snow trace to reconsider but few sovcrnmcnt officials or others believed that Steel would alter its posi fion Murray who originally had de manded 25 cents an hour had ac cepted Mr Trumans offer which was one cent an hour less than the unions last demand and 34 cents more than the proposal by Fairless to the union A strike in the steel Industry Air Truman said will be felt in practically every major industry in the United States It will V   

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