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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HJSTOftY AND ARCHI OE8 MOJNEB I A Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Olmsted Places Hat in Ring for Governor pie of at a news conference I promise you to make a clean and vigorous campaign and to stimulate in every way a full and frank discussion of the issues be fore you I have been told by many re publican candidates and republi can workers that they know I can get more votes in November general election than the in cumbent thus adding strength to the county and state tickets However if this fight is to be won if these problems are to be solved you must all become workers and leaders in the cause of good government It will be my purpose to tell you again and again thatyou will have a good party leadership and good gov ernment only if you work for it The general for 15 months was assistant chief of staff to U Gen Cents a Copy THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Albert C Wedemeyer command er of American forces in China He went Into active service in World war n on his 4Jst birthday anniversary March 18 1942 and until he went to China he served in the war departments interna tional division in Washington Olmsted said at his news con ference that after 4 years in serv ice he had planned to return to sny children my business asso ciates and friends and resume my life in Iowa as a private citizen However I am persuaded we must solve the problems which confront the people of our state he said In opening his statement Gen eral Olmsted said a great many of you have asked me to become a carididate for governor You have pointed out that if we are to defeat the democrats this fall if we are to do a good ob for pur farmers our laborers our business men and our citi zens generally we must have a strong and progressive state lead ership You say Iowa can only be a leader among the states it Iowa itself has good leadership yon have stated that a nesslike state administration would give the people more lor their money and would reduce ra ther than increase taxes You have told me that you are ashamed of the deplorable treat GEORGE OLMSTED Oppose Blufi AP Wirepholo ment accorded the unfortunat minority of our fellow lowans ii our state institutions Thereis a dead boy at Eldora on our con science referring to Honald Mil ler inmate of the State Training school for boys who died during t disturbance at the school last Au gust You have emphasized that i is inexcusable that after all these months there is no comprehensive statewide plan to provide home and jobs for our returning vet erans and to otherwise deal with their problems With all of these things I agree During his war service Olmsted was awarded the distinguished service medal the legion of merit the bronze star and ribbons for service in all three theaters the Asiatic European and American with 5 battle stars He also was awarded an honorary command ersnip in the Order of the British Empire and two Chinese medals the Pao Ting Chinese distin guished service medal and th Order of the Blood and Banner He is on terminal leave unti May 15 2 Killed 2 W6unded in Pistol Duel in Religious Sect Temple i i mr M Man Demanded Money From Cult Members Held at Gun Point Durham Maine double slaying etched another chapter Wednesday inthe colorful history of Shiloh the hilltop temple here of a religious sect The Kingdom Inc Sheriff Louis E Gendron said a pistol duel between Irenee Lap rise about 30 of Brunswick and Dr Charles Reeder 39 year oli Durham osteopath ended Tuesday with both men dead and Car Webster 32 and Mrs Kneeland Godfrey 71 slightly wounded Laprise a shipyard employe was discharged from the army 5 months ago after 3 years over seas as a 2nd lieutenant with an artillery outfit State Police Sergt John P Crosby said the shooting occurred more than 2 hours after Laprise visited the religious community as a wouldbe purchaser of the property and then presented the caretaker with a letter demanding a sum of money Investigators were makinga detailed probe of the shooting he added because undoubtedly oth ers are involved in this attempt to get money For 2 hours after he presented the letter the investigators re lated Laprise held Webster Mrs Godfrey and 2 other sect mem bers at gunpoint in 3 room of he templeuntil Dr Reeder warned of trouble at Shiloh came to their aid Reeder ordered Laprise to get out Then the men started shoot ing with automatic pistols Gen dron said Laprise fell with 2 slugs in the abdomen Readers heart was pierced Two shots gave Webster and Mrs Godfrey minor leg wounds Caretaker Philip Holland and Sect Member Bernard Anderson escaped injury Quick Thinking Saves Life of Minnesota Baby Minneapolis UR Physicians at General hospital Wednesday credited the saving of the life of a 22 months old baby boy to the iuick thinking of 2 neighbor women The baby William J Kriska Jr fell on a piece of broken glass Tuesday and cut a deep gash in the arm Two neighbor women of Air and Mrs w J Kriska ap plied a tourniquet and stopped the flow of blood while the babys mother called an ambulance Credited with saving the childs life were Mrs Lorraine Listiak and Mrs Thelma Stull Truman Signs Watered Full Employment Bill Washington Tru man Wednesday signed an em ployment and production bill which congress passed as a com promise for socalled full em ployment legislation Aimed at establishing a govern ment policy of promoting employ ment production and purchasing power the presidents original measure was toned down sharnlv on capitol hill The bill sets forth that the continuing policy and responsi i i the federal government snail be to use all practicable means consistent with its needs and obligations to promote maxi mum employment production and purchasing power Eskimos Doubt High Temperature Kotzebne Alaska the temperature at 40 below zero es kimos sit around L S Vincents radio receiver and hear direct from Hawaii that its 80 above in Hula land Radioman the eskunos dont believe WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY ZO NO 115 URGE ATOM SECRET GUARD HAROLD NELSON GETS 30 DAYS FOR BEATINGS Jury Finds Former Eldora Guard Guilty on Assault Battery Fort Dodge by a jury in Webster county district court on a charge of assault and battery Harold D Kelson former Eldora Boys Training School guard was sentenced Wednesday morning to 30 days In the Hardin county jail by Judge Sherwood A Clock of Hampton The charge of which the jury found Kelson guilty and the sen tence imposed are the same as in the case of Iowa against Carl also a former boys Train ing School guard previously tried in Webster county district court Klatt was tried on a charge of 2nd degree murder gro w ing out of the death of a training school inmate Ronald Miller last August In the Nelson case the defendant w a s charged with assault with in tent to do great bodily injury On an appeal by Thomas M council who said that Nelsons mother was critically ill Judge Clock allowed the defendant a week In which to arrange his af fairs before beginning his sen tence Dismissal of the 5 remainin cases growing out of the gran jury indictments last summer wa recommended by Hardin Count Attorney p Dickinson o grounds of lack of evidence Judge Clock set next Mondaj at 10 am for a on tn raotjon CONFER ON REMAINING ELDORA SCHOOL CASES Des Moines Gen ial John M Rankin said he ex pected to confer Wednesday with Jens Grothe special assistant at torney general regarding the re mainder of the Eldora cases He declined to say whether th remaining cases would BO to trial Ranfcin said O S Von Kro superintendent of the state train ing school for boys 22 years was scheduled to be tried next oit a conspiracy charge The attorney general said also IB hoped Dwight Hider who as sisted Grothe in the prosecution of former Guard Harold Nelson convicted of assault and battery would participate In the confer ence NELSON Healy Nelsons Believe Chiang Gets rleply From Russians Chungking newspaper Ta Kung Pao regarded as close to generalissimo Chiang KaiShek aid Wednesday it had learned hat Russia had replied to China concerning the withdrawal of so viet troops from Manchuria The newspaper did not indicate nature of the reply Director of information for the oreign office Ho FengShen told i press conference however that China thus far had not received rom Russia requested detailed in ormation on when the soviet roops would be withdrawn Iowa Hero Gets New Auto Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PRESS t was the workers had been way on strike now in its 92nd day strike of 175000 GM workers Crow Bombing Oxjiard Cal navy has a new peacetime goin to bomb crows County Agricultural Commis sioner Chester Barrett says the navy base here has promised to en ter the war against crows and use its planes and personnel in dynamiting a nearby willow grove where thousands of crows roost Mason Cityan Due to Land in New York Pfc Jay V Rlchey Mason City York AP wire received here Vandyke Brown used by naint ers takes its name from the old Dutch master who used it with remarkable effect Emperor Hirohito Views War Ruins of Japanese Country japan Hirohito stood nervously beside ol some gaunt repatriates from his vanished navy the despair and misery that years disastrous irned sailor kneeling on his bed m reverence the em wdnesdav wai had pero Thank you for all of your hardships1 Hirohito crossed his imperial nation He came southward Wed nesday to visit military and ci vilian repatriation centers at Uraga and Kurihama He moved among human V3Stedhy malaria and malnutri tion on the lost islands Pacific Most of the patientswere too weak to crawl from between bed covers to pay homage In the afternoon he visited the Kanoi temporary home for re patriates south of Uraga In the bare cold rooms entire families stood facing open doors to bow when the emperor passed Eve ery face was one of de deiev Vi were in rags Outsider many wpfn en and children were lined up The emperor paused in front of a dirtyfaced little girl and asked Are you cold She broke into sobs Pope Airs Views in Cardinal Ceremony Vatican City Pius XII told the new cardinals in an address Wednesday that their ele vation to the sacred college em phasized the universality of the church in the world The church he declared is in divisible The speech broadcast from the Vatican City radio and heard in many parts of the world was de livered in the Hall of Benedic tions where the pone had just placed birettas on 29 of the 32 new cardinals including 4 from the United Stales in one of the most colorful ceremonies in the history of church the Roman Catholic Speaking of social values the pontiff said the individual man should be able to use his own powers and not be subjected by the community The popes address was in reply to one by Gregory Cardinal Agagianian oE Armenia dean of the 32 new cardinals He expressed the gratitude of the new princes of the church for their elevation to the cardinalate He too emphasized the univer sality of the church and said that sa a the eyes of the world were turned P US 1 EaffiRACES SPELLMANPope Cardinai Spellman Sf U this week on mother of cities The pontiff pleaded Let us have faith in the church If every thing around it crashes it remains unshaken The church today more than ever must reject the conception that it must retire within the secrecy of its temples The faith ful themsejves must be the church and therefore they have united themselves into the society of the church It Is the aim of the superna tionality of the church to form this society This is particularly difficult today when men are declared guilty for the sole reason that they belong to a certain community This Is assuming divine powers The pope said Only the church can conduct man back to the light and assure his safety for the fu SveRryaofeS HAS ASSURANCE OF BOMB SECURITY Secretary Byrnes Says United States Still Has Atom KnowHow Washington of hour Teforeihe tamta the fell on the Pacific knowhow of atomic bomb pro Washington ex GI told Wednesday how he discovered Japanese planes sneaking up to attack Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941 and how a superior ad vised him and his buddy to for get it The account was related to the senatehouse inquiry committee by George E Elliott one time buck private who detected the enemy planes on a radar set al fell on the Pacific Heel base Elliott 28 of Long Branch N J left the army as a sergeant months ago On the morning of the attack he and another private Joseph Lockard were alone at the Mobile radar station on the northern most tip of the island of Oahu They had kept the set beyond the regular 7 a m closing hour so Lockard could teach El liott radar plotting Elliott said that at a m their raOar scone picked up a large flight of planes 136 or 137 miles away three decrees east of norflu He said that within 7 or B minutes of plotting he tried to raise the aircraft warning center by a direct telephone but got no answer Elliott then used another circuit anrl raised a Private McDonald GEORGE ELLIOTT AP Wrtphnlo who said there was no one around aroun who knew what to do with the information Elliott testified He said he asked him to find one some Two of three minutes later he said a lieutenant called back and talked to Lockard He quoted Lockard as saying the lieutenant said to forget The army Pearl Harbor board las identified this lieutenant as Kernut A Tyler later promoted to lieutenant Elliott said he and Lockard left lie station about a m and hat he delivered his log of the night to Lt John Upson on his return to camp nine miles away We were very proud of the reading we got the distance out le said We showed off so to started MORE SOLDIERS RETURN TO USA New York following North lowans were scheduled to arrive here Monday on the Gen Anderson Pfc Raymond DecVer Mason Cilr Cj Enmi v Urrii Emraeljbqrr Arthur J Short Oelwein TSPanl D Oelberr Weil Union Weather Report speak ins saieiy lor tne lu Japanese bombs ture The church like a mother 1 falling at a m assembles all her children all over the world and embracas hu manity He spoke for approximately 30 minutes and ended with an apos tolic blessing First to have placed upon his head the 4corncred red silk birctfa uas the dean of the new cardinals Gregory Cardinal Aga Eianian patriarch of Gilicia in Armenia He was followed immediately by 83 year old John Cardinal Glennon of St Louis 2nd in order of precedence among the new princes created at Mondays secret consistory The Gth to receive his biretta was Edward Cardinal Mooney of Detroit 8th was Samuel Cardinal Strilch of Chicago and 14th was Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York The cardinals each accompanied by 3 attendants moved in a com pact procession down the middle of the lofty hall of benedictions above the portico of St Peters basilica and knelt in quick succes sion before the portif who placed the birettas on their heads Each then took the place as signed him in a semicircle of gilt chairs ranged before the papal throne Of 30 new cardinals here for the ceremony only Jose Cardinal Caro Rodriguez of Chile ill with the grippe was unable to attend Two others whose health did not permit them to be present in Rome Cardinal de Jong of Hol landand Jules Cardinal Saliege cf scheduled to get their birettas at the same hour as the ceremony in the Vatican from apat nuncios in their respective FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and not so cold Wednesday night Lowest about 15 Iowa Fair Wednesday colder ex cept in extreme south portion IN MASON CJTY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 35 Minimum j i At 8 a m Wednesday 12 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 23 Minimum 15 duction remains an exclusive United States secret brought a renewed capitol hill cry Wednes day of guard it well In the tralce of Canadian dis closures of arrests to break up an asserted foreign spy ring the congressional reaction to Byrnes statement was a mixture of relief and admonition to make sure it inl happen here Typical of that reaction were these comments to a reporter Chairman May D Ky of the house military only hope that he is correct We should preserve the secrecy of the atom bomb until positively assured of an effective united nations agree ment not to utilize it for war Chairman Carl Vinson D Ga of the house naval I am glad we still keep it Rep Mundt R S mem ber of the house foreign affairs Byrnes assur ances are both surprising and gratifying I think that the atomic bomb secret should be kept Until we are assured of proper control In the meantime the FBI should be given a green light from the white house to clean out every last vestige of a spy ring in this country regardless of the country concerned Rep Hebert D member of the house naval His Byrnes statement is reas suring Nevertheless we should riot relax our effort until assured without doubt that the weapon cannot be turned against us Privately a number of laivmak erg still expressed a desire for a more complete picture of the Ca nadian investigation and its pos sible ramifications here and for more details on the situation which Byrnes acknowledged he knew about as lone ago as last November In answer to direct questions at his news conference Tuesday the secretary of state declined to say Whether the spy ring in Canada is directed by the Russian govern ment Whether any scientific secrets leading up to the development of the atomic bomb had leaked out of this God and God alone would know he said What his position is on the opin ion expressed by Joseph E Davies former U S ambassador to Rus sia that the soviet union has ev ery moral riphl to seek atomic bomb secrets through military es pionage so lone as she Is barred from such information by her for mer fightingallies For most of these answers Byrnes referred his questioners to the FBI which had nothing to say But he did say flatly on top of the statement that the U S re tains sole knowledge of the atom bomb knowhow that he had no knowledge about Any investigation or activity of a spy ring in the United States imilar to that reported in Cana da Any Americans involved in the Canadian spy ring A columnists report that a for eign agent had been permitted to slip out of this country with a suit case full of atomic bomb secrets Any disagreement between the state department the FBI and the war department on the arrest of foreign spies Byrnes told newsmen that the United States government would be just as candid as the Canadian government should a simijar situ ation arise here In saying that the United States retains sole control of the know iow of atom bomb production Syrnes drew a distinction between this and steps leading up to the development of atomic energy it las gcen known that other countries have been working on fjujuun similar projects prior to the use of increasing cloudiness Wednesday the bomb in the war against Ja night and Thursday Warmer pan Cite lowans DCS Moincs 150 se ective service board members received federal 3ov Robert D Blue Tuesday in ceremonies held in the louse chamber at the statehouse The governor received a medal umself The representatives were from 25 central Iowa counties Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and rising temperature Wednes day night Thursday mostly ectivc serv lowan to Near East Washington Dr Robert Larle Buchanan director of Iowa states agricultural experiment station is a member of an agri cultural mission being sent by the Jnited States to the near east to help in long term developments   

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