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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             JL DEARTMENT OF ARCHIVES NES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Pits and United Press Full Leased wire MASON CITY KJWA THURSDAY 91 IRAN Means OIL ThU Paptr Consists oJ Two SectionsSection on NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME in Iran lies word President Truman Savs NO DELAY IN UNO MEET SOLDIER ON GUARDAn Indian rifleman mi This photo was taken in Russia occuPied the country with IN THE DANGER ZONEThe northern city of Tabriz is KuSan StT Red vJere reported Sotests iuit Iran prompted U S and British the met m 1943 A modern city where new the warU Slendlease l H RussiaThe Photo shows a laden tram on themove through the mountains 10 Days Before Attack 4 CHARLES CITY OFFICIALS QUIT IN COUNCIL RIF Protest Decision to Operate Government on City Managership Plan Charles of city officials were on rile her Thursday for action by the cit council which recently decided I operate the citys business on partial city manager plan The council at its regular meet ing formally postponed action o the resignations until March 25 The resignations are effectiv April 1 when the city manage tilan takes effect Those resigning were City Cler John W McGeeney Miss Menzie assistant to the city clerk Fames S Dawson city engineer and Clarence H Bremer wate superintendent Oscar Hellman Jamaica has been retained by th council as city manager atTsal ary of a month Hcllman vent to work as a regular city em ploye on March 1 but will tak over the reins of city manage April 1 A petition also presented t he council from the local politica action committee asking that a pecial election be called for th mrpose of placing the water de mrtment under the direction of a joard of trustees The petition vas referred to Al C Campbell ity attorney to determine wist ction to take The following statement was is UPHOLDS BUYING RUSSIAN GRAIN Would Relieve Shortage Says French Leader Atlantic City N J Schneiter French undersecretary of state told the UNRRA council Thursday that French purchase of wheat and barley from Russia Vvould help relieve grain shortages elsewhere in the world He declared that France had notified the combined food board of the transaction with a request ued by Engineer James Dawsdn regarding his resignation In regard to my resignation ffective March 31 filed Monday ight with the city council on vhich they took no action but in rred that the ordinance creating he office of city manager took are of the situation I have the oil owing statement to make The resignation was filed mere y to clear the records It does not materially make any difference to me whether they accept it or not s to myfuture actions I do know hat the above mentioned oroi ance states that the city manager lall take over the duties of the ly ensrineer I further know that ie council ioo employed a per on as city manager who does not ave the qualifications to legally take over those duties The secretary of the Iowa oard of Engineering Examiners nforms me that he is not regis ered or licensed as either an en meer or a land surveyor Why he council employed such a man do not know but I do know that ny effort on the part of this man o perform the duties of the city ngineer will be met by proper gal The following statement was is by Water Superintendent larence H Bremer regarding his csignation which was also of thecouncil Monday night On Feb 38 J94S a limited rm of city manager type of gov xnment was adopted which va ated certain appointive offices as f April 1 1946 I Mr C H remer water superintendent ndered my resignation March 18 346 to take effect April 1 1946 nd it was not recognized by the ayor and council As a water su enntendent and a citizen of harles City Iowa I do not ap rove of such methods to employ discharge employes SPAAKjfLGIUM PREMIER QUITS Bubble Burp Los Angeles month ild George Robert Logan who gulped a bottle of shampoo was till blowing bubbles Thursday Mrs May Logan said she found he baby Wednesday covered from lead to foot with soap suds and gurgling happily over the bubbles treammg from his nose and mouth Her other son William 2 held an empty shampoo for the first half of this year hhh cmbined food board upon j Brussels Paul Henri Soaafe resigned w ut da the United States and Britain allocates supplies available in this country and Canada India warned that five to fifteen India warned that five to fifteen Regent Prince Charles imme millions of her population may diately conferred with the die in rominn me neaas die in coming months Wilhelm Munthe de Morgen stieme of Norway asserting he was not interested in revenge declared however that if some one has to to the point of starvation then we ues crrcsnnlJinK n Yugoslavia now is reduced to grain allotments which will per mit only 1500 calories a day and that almost limited to bread since Yugoslavia has no meat or cheese meimer of Belgium after failing to win a vote confidence in the chamber of deputies ivjirii VUG jitaos of the upper and lower houses of parliament preliminary to desig nating a new premier Didnt Have Dime Only Dallas S Kirby Jackson cashier at the Dallas internal rev enue department was when Wild asked him for a dime Jackson replied that he didnt lave a dime he was carry Nation Farms Not Likely to Reach Goals Washington The nation farms appeared Jikely Thursday tu turn out less meat milk and poul products for the next 15 months or so But the reduction apparently will not be serious enough to force a return to rationing An agriculture department sur vey of farmers 1946 planting in tentions indicates that livestock feed grain supplies already far short of requirements may con tinue below demands for a year after this seasons crops are har vested The present shortage of corn and other feed supplies is forcing many farmers to curtail production of meat animals poultry products and dairy On the other hand the supply of bread grains also far below de mands of domestic consumers and of famineplagued areas abroad appears likely to be restored by another bumper wheat crop Should this crop turn out as fa vorably as now indicated it might be possible for the government to end its present wheat conservatioii program by late summer The planting survey released Wednesday had one particularly dark spot It indicated that the country may continue to be short of food fats and oils for possibly another year Prospective acreages f soy beans and flax seed prin cipal sources of vegetable oils are considerably short of government Commenting on the survey the department said farmers face many serious handicaps including shortages of labor and farm ma chinery George treated with a stomach ump was all right Thursday ex ept for an occasional bubble Weather Report FORECAST lason City Cloudy and some what cooler Thursday and Friday with showers owa Mostly cloudy and con tinued mild Thursday night Oc casional showers west and cen tral pontons Thursday night Cooler west portion Thursday night Friday mostly cloudy and cooler with scattered light showers linncsota Cloudy Scattered light showers south Cooler west and north Thursday night Friday partly cloudy north and west Light showers southeast Cooler south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis i i period ending at 8 clock Thursday morning Maximum 60 Minimum 42 At 8 a m Thursday 45 UNVEIL CABINET FDR VERDICT IN JAPANS MOVES Reveal Decision to Maneuver Japan Into Firing First Shots Washington OJB The late President Roosevelt and his war cabinet agreed 10 days before Pearl Harbor that the United States should fight if Japan in vailed southeast Asia it was re ealed Thursday The decision was reached at white house meeline Nov 28 194 It was described in a statemcn lied by former Secretary of Henry 1 Stimson with centres Pearl Harbor investigatine com mitfee On Nov 25 the war cabinet de cided that responsibility for con be Ja Jans Stimson said it was a mat ter of how Japan could be ma neuvered into firing the first sho without too greatly he United States The cabinet ruled out both a donothing attitude or an attacl vithout warning on the south wardadvancing Japanese Thi countydid not know that an AGO Maximum Minimum other Japanese force was then Parting for Pearl Harbor Stimson said Maj Gen Walte C Short who was deposed a armycommander in Hawaii soon after the Jap attack betrayed a misconception of his real dut1 vhich is almost beyond belief The committee recently com leted 3 months of public hear ngs aimed at placing the blame or the disaster to the U S flee vhen Japan attacked it at Pear larbor on Dec 7 1941 The committee report is due une 1 Stimson 78 and ailing iled his statement and excerpts rom his private diary in lieu of estimony before the joint house enate committee He said Short despite some er ors by his superiors in Washing on should have been on full alert gainst the possibility of hostile apanese action even without a varning from Washington which ie got Short has tolti the committee e alerted his command only gainst sabotage because that ourse was indicated in his ad ices from Washington The decision of Mr Roosevelt nd his war cabinet to fight Japan f she invaded southeast Asia was ased Stimson said on agree ment that if a Japanese task force sen known to be headed down he China coast got into the Gull f Siam it would endanger Brit sh Dutch and American inter sts in the Pacific The war cabinet meeting he de scribed in his diary entry of Nov 28 was attended by Mr Roose velt former Secretary of State Cordell Hull the late Secretary of Navy Frank Knox former Army Chief of Staff Gen George and form Chief of Naval Operations R Stark Adm Harold Cafe Operator Dies Des Moinra Milton Boyce 65 wellknown retired Des Momes restaurant man who op erated places of business at Cres ton Red Oak and Shenandoah before coming here in 1936 died at his home Wednesday He had ill about three months than 400000 r GENERAL HOMMA HOMMA TO FACE FIRING SQUAD MacArthur States He Deserves Fate Tokyo ff General MacAr thur Thursdaydecreed a firing squad death for Lt Gen Masaharu Homma his victorious foe in the 1042 battle for Bataan and disa greed sharply with 2 U S supreme court of whom had termed the sentence vengeance rather than justice Date and details of the execu tion wluch now could be stayed only by President Truman will be determined in Manila Manila court ordered the infamous Bataarfdeath marchthat cost 17200 lives Mac Arthur asserted If this defendant loes not nues noi ae serve his judicial none in jurisdictions history ever did his decision opirwns Justices dis s when the court refused to intervene for Homma Murphy had denounced Hommas trial as a descent to the level of revenge ful blood purges B cold declared could have been fairer trial i ua IAJ JIG JUS MacArthurs decision MacArtburs decision Iowa Farmers to Come Near to Crop Goal DCS Moincs If the weathe is favorable Iowa farmers wil come close by planting time thecorn soybean and oats goal set by the production and market mg administration A J Love land state PMA director believe Loveland made his assertion Wednesday following a rcpor from the Iowa crop and livestock reporting service that farmcrb Planned plantings as of March would fall several thousand acre short of the PMA goals The HMA Loveland said wti continue to give everything wevi got m its drive to ease critica world food shortages and he addco lie believed farmers would not fall far short of the increased goals The reporting service said Iowa farmers planned to plant U 071 000 acres of corn which was tht same as that planted in 1945 Th PMA goal for 194fi was nJ50 00 acres of corn Other March 1 intentions ac cording to the reporting service 31000 ol acres of oats 50000 acres I000 acrcs of wheat of barley and 3175000 o amc hay The indicated soybean acreae was reportedas the lowest planted since prewar 1941 and U pe cent below last years acreage Th PJIA goal called for 950000 acre of soybeans The planned oat Js a 1 Per cent increase ove 1945 and the highest acreag Planted to oats since 193B I topped the PMA goal of 5700 000 Loveland said the 125000 acre goa for flax yould be the tough one for the state Patrol Chief Warns of Parked Car Menace Chicago first day of Jrouehl an order from Chief William McCarthy of the Cook county highway police re lating to parked automobiles on county roads Said the These cars constitute a menace to motorists Hereafter officers will suggest that these amorotis young couples repair to the near est forest preserve parking lot where they can discuss the moon and related subjects with a great er degree of safety Churchill to England New 1ork p Winston Churchills 66day visit to the United States ended Thursday as the former British prime minister RUSSIANS ASK POSTPONEMENT OF CONFERENCE Truman Says U S Will Press for Action on IranRussia Dispute Washincfoii presdont n iiiman declared flatly Thursday that Mondays scheduled meeting of the united nations security council will not be postponed Mr Truman fold his news con ference that the United States dcl aeation will press for action on the Iranian case The Soviets have ashed for a 16 y al 1C T niuujiu incy need time to prepare Oleir answer faovict Ambassador Andrei A Orromyko said Thursday that any nasty action by the united nations security council on the Iranian dispute would merely complicate The soviet ambassador who re turned unexpectedly Wednesday from New York declined to tell newsmen what he said to Sec retary Byrnes but he reiterated that Russia believes the Iranian case unquestionably should be de layed because negotiations are now under way between Iran and rtussia Reminded of the Russian re quest for a postponement the president was asked what will happen Monday if the Soviets in sist on their plea The president told his question ar no had better attend the meet ing and find out Mr Truman again announced He was not seeking another ofthe Big differences between Russia and other members of united nations v The united nations oreanhation ne said is supposed to take over limits that formerly were dis ussed by he Big3 A 3power conference was sue jestcd in the senate Wednesday by Senator Pepper DFla MfTruman told newsmen he vould be glad to sec any or all members of the UNO at Ony time He simply is not asking for a Bic 0 meeting The president said Secrefary of State Byrnes will carry to Mon days session in New York his own Mr Trumans address of welcome Meantime Soviet Ambassador Andrei A Gromyko arranged an unexpected meeting with Byrnes Thursday Thursdays meeting between iyrnes and Gromyko was the first rtvolving the 2 since the London UNO meeting in January It was Gromyko who Wednes day filed a request with UNO Secretary General Trygve Lie for 1 postponement of the security council meeting for next Monday o April 10 on grounds that Rus sia had been surprised by Irans request for council consideration of its case against the soviet union In light of the Iranian action romyko said he needed tfme to prepare Russias side of the dis pute Moscow asked a 16day dclay mt the best diplomatic opinion here is that the Kremlin will be unable to prevent thecase from coming before the security coun cil as soon as it convenes in New York next Monday The United States is throwing ts full weight behind Irans de mands for an immediate hearing by the council This bears out re ently renewed assertions of both president Truman and Secretary State Byrnes that UNO must Become a going concern as soon is possible The Russian request to set back untii April 10 the scheduled coun U opening was presented by Am assacior Andrei Gromyko soviet member with the argument that Uissia needed more time to pre oare its case on Iran The sharply divergent soviet al united nations testcase came ut simultaneously Wednesday the office of UNO Secretary cneral Trygve Lie rrYiT when Gromyko J etl hls ieUcr night nd when a letter from the Amer can representative Edward R Jr was presented to ic about noon Wednesday neither ne soviet nor American govern ments knew what the other was oing American reaction to the soviet otc was swift however as re lected by the privately expressed lews of highly placed officials In 332BCAexande7tnc Great conquered Egypt and built the city of Alexandria   

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