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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 5 194fi Reds Ask Allied Council for Japanese Opens Confab Tokyo MacArthu launched the fourpower allie council for Japan Friday notify ing it that its function would bi to advise him while he retain unchallenged command Thi council promptly gave him four pieces of advice al offered bj Russia whose delegate warned o increasing activity of reactionary forces among Japanese Gen Knzma Derevyanko soviet representative spoke up as soon as MacArfhiirsdpenicg ad lions io renounce their right to wage finished Derevyanko proposed the press examining MacArthurs decrees seven days and imperial rescripts 10 days in advance their issuance to Jap anese internationalizing the coun c 11 secretaria U S Brig Gen Bonner F Fellers now is secretarygen and hold ing new Japa nese elections if next Wednes days balloting elects unsuit able diet mem bers Mac Arthur in his speech said r it was advisable MacARTHUR that all council meetings be open to public and press to avoid any suspicion of secret devices undertakings commitments At the suggestion of British com monwealth representative TV Mc Mahon Ball Russia withdrew her request to bar the press from all meetings and the council agreed to admit newsmen to major meet ings They will be barred from unofficial meetings whenever the council sees fit The councils next session form ally scheduled for April 17 pre sumably will be classified as major Among other business Russias proposal to internation alize the council secretariat will be discussed at that time The soviet delegates suggestions that a second election be consid ered andthat council members be given advance knowledge of allied and imperial decrees will be brought to General MacArthurs attention Maj Gen William F Marquat MacArthurs deputy on Ce council informed Derevyanko The conference room across from Emperor Hirohitoa palace glared with photographers flood lights as Mac Arthur made his plea Jor peace The united nations must surely fail he said unless nations re nounce their sovereign right to wage war and the U N interna tional police force will be at best but a temporary expedient The alternative A totally destruc tive war Outlining allied occupation pol icies Mac Arthur reported that the purposes of the occupation are now well advanced He termed criticism of occupation policies illconceived and added that the critics include some who opposed to the guiding principles adopted at Potsdam and who un willing now to join in full unity of purpose seeking to foment dis satisfaction in others to the end that such principles be reshaped to their will and Peter Cun ningham of Minneapolis spent a week in Manly at the home of their aunt airs J T Kelly Strikes At a Glance Change By UNITED PRESS major developments s considered investigation 81 day CIO BHJIMIFW Electric corporation Settlement of 75 day CIO Farm Equipment Workers stake against International Harvester company reputed residents Akron and con tinued to rely on private transportation as 5500 transit workers in 2 cities remained on strike Association of Machinists strike against Yale Towne Lock company Stamford Conn settled Do Wear Polymers New York Samuel M Peck physician reported Friday that some women are irritated by wearing polymers made from hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid on their he wouldnt say who they were There are many men who would like to know Polymers made from hexameihylencdiamine and adipic acid are sold under the trade name of nylons Most women have been reported irritated by not wearing such polymers on their legs U N Delegates Eye Russian and Iran Pact With Caution Some Believe Treaty Bolsters Assurances of Troop Withdrawal New York of the new RussoIranian agreement an nounced at Tehran Friday was received with obvious caution by diplomats in the United Nations although first reactions were gen erally favorable Some suggested he pact actually strengthened and broadened Russias assurances jf troop removals from Iran which the security council Thursday fof mally accepted However the speed with which he agreement followed upon the security councils action evidently caught the experts by surprise The reserve with which they greeted it was explained by some as reflecting a determination to make doubly sure that Russia had not exerted any new pressure on Iran Authoritative interpretations the 3 points of the pact brought out these angles 1 Irans commitment to submit o parliament in 7 months oil con Cessions for Russia undoubtedly means the Russians will get sub stantially what they want in the way of oil rights American offi cials had expected this and ex ressed only the reservation that hey hoped it would be a strictly oramercial arrangement with no political clauses 2 The new selfproclaimed an onomous government of Azerbai an may be on its way out The Russians appear to have agreed that the status of Azerbaijan is a purely internal affair to be worked out in a benevolent spirit toward the people of Azerbaijan 3 The provision for removal of all red army troops from Iranian oil in a month and a half from larch 24 merely formalizes the ssurances already given by Hus ia to the security council and upon which the council acted Thursday when it voted to defer he Iranian case until May 6 It now appears quite likely with ood faith on all sides the Iran ans complaints may not have to brought up again Eva Shriner who spent thn winter with Mrs C A Woodley returned to her home in Vis consul SEE DELAY IN PEACE MEETING Pans Conference Scheduled for May 1 London British for eign office said Friday that the Paris peace conference scheduled to open May 1 in all probability would have to be postponed The inability of the United States Great Britain Russia aud France to agree on a date for the opening of the conference makes it virtually certain that it will have to be delayed beyond May 1 a foreign office spokesman said Russia was reported from Paris to have informed France that in the Kremlins view the conference cannot be held until the Big 4 foreign ministers deputies agree on tfle drafts of peace treaties with Italy Hungary Bulgaria Homanir and Finland Thii Paper Consists of Two Russia Iran Sign Pact for Concessions on Oil HOUSE BANKING GROUP PASSES OPA EXTENSION Supports Year More of Life But Cracks Policy on Pricing Washington h e house banking committee Friday ap proved a years extension of OPA but hitched on an amendment which Chairman Spence said would mean higher retail trices for automobiles refrigera tors and mansother items The committee voted 15 to 6 to prohibit the pricing agency from requiring retailers for a period of 3 months to absorb cost of manu factured products whose produc tion was drastically cut in ime Spence who opposed the amend ment told newsmen it means higher prices for automobile re frigerators radios washing ma chines and many other The committee defeated 13 to 9 an amendment to limit OPAs new lease on life to 9 months leaving he extension at a year as re quested by President Trumau Moreover the group by a 15 to 5 aallot to house and senate gradual ter mination of the governments S2 Chicago Sam mar shaled forces Friday to display the nations military might before President Truman in an Army day spectacle Saturday Army officers secret service men aud city officials made final preparations for the oneday visit of Mr Truman accompanied by Mrs Truman and heir daughter Margaret and the army ton brass Secretary of War Robert P Patterson General of the Army uwight D Eisenhower chief of staff Gen Carl Spaatz comman der army air forces Gen Jacob L Devers commander army ground forces and 14 Gen LeRoy Lutes commander army service forces were all included in the group to review a great Army day parade with Mr Truman 000000000 fram annual subsidy pro The latter amendment would re quire the government to reduce subsidy payments by 25 per cent over the year beginning July 1 and get out of the subsidy business by June 30 1947 The subsidies in clude paymentstohold down food costs The cominiitee approved how ever an amendment by Rep Barry DN establishing a policy that OPA should altouupward price adjustments for transient ho a distinction between a transient and an apartment or residential hotel No percentage of increase was specified A proposal by Rep Wolcott R to give manufacturers prices reflecting production cost and a reasonable profit on each item was defeated on a 11 to 11 tie vole Gets Set for Army Day Show Washington by train late Friday and arrive at Chicagos Union sta tion at a m CST Saturday Admiral William Leahy presiden tial chief of staff was due with his party and probably Secretary of the Treasury Vinson Hosts for the day included democratic May or Ed ward J Kelly and republican Gov Dwight H Green and Maj Gen Louis A Craig commandingjlie 6th service command Flans called for a parade of Mr Trumans party from he Union station through the loop to a re viewing stand on lUichizan ave nue at the Congress street plaza Alter the Army day parade the luncheon at Ihcn arrive So Mi p 3 p m to be carried by the 4 ma jor radio networks lie will re turn to Washington immediately thereafter Secretary Patterson and Gen eral Eisenhower were scheduled for 5 minute addresses Fifteen thousand troops includ ing the famed 5th Red Diamond infantry division will be in the 5 mile long parade down Michigan avenue along with tanks self propelled guns weapon carriers artillery engineers signal corps infantrymen and army bands Overhead meantime 105 army airplanes will display the nations aerial might including B2D su perfortresses Mustangs transport ships medium and light bombers attack planes and at least one P80 Shooting Star jet plane from Dav ton Ohio Predict Doom of Minimum Pay Measure Washington author of the administrations minimum In dustrial wage bill abandoned it for dead Friday because the sen ate insisted on expanding it lo hike the income ol farmers too I consider the bilf completely dead Senator Pepper D Fla tola reporters before leaving the capital on a speakingtrip Pepper is the principal author and floor manager for the legisla tion which the senate twice modi fied in the face of a veto threat by voting an amendment designed to raise farm prices The amendment was written in 46 to 38 Thursday night The acfion clinched an earlier test vote on the same proposal last Friday when the count was 43 to 31 All administralion efforts to gain a reversal failed in the face of a wellorganized coalition which included southern demo crats republicans and some west erners of both parties The farm amendment ram rodded by Senator Russell D would revise the farm par ity formula fo include the cost of farm labor taking in the farmer and his family as well as hired hands Dr B C Higgins Dentist Takes Life by Shooting fe fe 1 j TV i DR HIGGINS Korean Girls Shy atSight of Yank Giants With Big Noses By MORRIS LAXDSBERG Associated Press Correspondent Seoul is not among the problems of Ameri turn their a at sight of the Yank giants with big noses Atha 6 months to have established themselves it would har American solders have flopped socially But thats not the case they haven t been riven a chance Koreans who place a high value on chastity say the sirls are shy because of childhood training Americans say the maidens are Body Found by Doctor in Basement of Home Left Note for Wife Dr Bert C Higgins Mason City dentist and prominent North Iowa conservationist for many years took his own life by shooting some time during Friday forenoon the body being discovered in the base ment of his home at 644 7th N E when he failed to corne to the of fice tor his appointments Mrs Higgins who is employed as a nurse at a local hospital re turned to the home at noon and found a note from her husband asking her not to go to the base ment She called the family physi cian who found the body The doctor said that Dr Higgins had been in ill health Howard Remley justice of the peace was acting coroner in the absence of Dr R E Smiley Cerro Gordo county coroner The Major funeral home is in charge of fu neral arrangements inhibited You never Korean girl see a GI and walking along street arm in arm You seldom see them together The few girls who make a date with an American insist on meet ing in a secluded place Kaesong geisha girls however show no compunction in enter taining Americans But the aver age soldier cant afford the lavish sums it costs to be entertained professionally and not many offi cers can for long The redlisht district is closely patrolled by military police A re cent examination of 283 kaesons Birls showed that nearly all had a venereal disease Prospective brides fear they would ruin their matrimonial chances if seen with an American A number of women have been beaten by jealous Korean males because they consorted with Yanks One young corporal summed up American reaction thus me We burn up Japan with fire bomb raids and their women are as sweet as can be to fWe liberate the Koreans and their women wont have anything to do with us Reams Bound to Grand Jury on Charge of Manslaughter Bond was set al and Reams attorney B C Sullivan of RocMord said that his client may remai in jail u iti after the rand jury considers his case The grand jury has been called or next Tuesday Reams is being held in thc Floyd county jail here County Attorney Weston Jones filed the information charg ing manslaughter in the court of to the patho logists report following an au Justice John W Charles Citv McGeeney at Kammeier died as the result of a blow on the back portion oi his head as it struck thc paving when wueii he fell on the street outside the topsy The 2 men had gone outside during the course of their argu ment The coroners jurs reported that no weapon was used by either man during the altercation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday night fol lowed by showers Friday night and Saturday Continued mild Saturday Iowa Increasing cloudiness Friday night followed by showers Sat urday beginning in west and extreme south portions Friday night Warmer Friday night continued mild Saturday Minnesota Fair north Partly cloudy south Little change in temperature Friday night Satur day considerable cloudiness with showers southwest and extreme south Warmer north and east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Friday morning Maximum 53 Minimum 33 At 8 a m Friday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum fg rt OTHTY SHOWAn army P47 Thunderbolt fires a pair of 1175 inch 1300 pound Tinv lim rockets at a ground target at Dover Del the avmv anforce test center The iThnnderbolt piloted by Capt R S Ellis Jr of Due West S Car is shown diving at 450 miles an hour The rockets which have the punch of a V Dover Del war de partment Friday removed the veil of secrecy around Tiny Tim a powerful rocket which an army spokesman said is by far the deadliest thing ever fired from an airplane Col Donald B Diehl command ing officer of the 4H6th army air force base unit at the Dover army air field said the rocket can sink almost anything that floats It has driven holes all the way through a light cruiser from side to side the colonel reported H goes through a destroyer as if it were a piece of paper The new weapon which can be fired from any present type Amer ican fighter plane or medium bomber was described by Col onel Diehl as a huge rocket 1175 inches in diameter and 12 feet i long FIND SI 53150 IN POSTAL L001 Involves Biggest Theft in Postoffice History Washington A fice department post of announced Fri day that 3 inspectors working on a postal theft case had unearthed buried 9 feet deep in a yard in Jacksonville Fla The department saia the money was part of stolen by a former post office employe who ine department said confessed be fore he died Angnst 10 1944 If said the case involved the bipg money theft in postal history Chief Inspector James J Dorart asserting that discovery of the 153150 solved the case related hat 3 other inspectors who had ieen ordered to retrace every step in the 2 year hunt for the missing money found it in 2 tin cans and 2 glass jars sealed with parafm and enclosed in 2 lengths of stove pipe Doran said that the late Jos 18 eph D Marshall who died months ago was a clerk in the registry section of the West Bay annex of the Jacksonville post of fice when a federal reserve bank shipment came into his hands The post office department said He substituted for it a letter which he had already prepared to an innocent party md gave that letter the same number as the money shipment bore The re cipient kept the letter and the subsequent identification of Mar shall s handwriting fastened the crime on him Ban Movie Outlaw Los Angeles Archbishop John J Cantwell as serted Friday that the motion pic ture The Outlaw was morally offensive and told his congrega tion not to see it ALSO AGREE TO EVACUATION OF REDS BY MAY 5 New Treaty Provides for Iran to Solve Azerbaijan Autonomy Tehran and Iran Friday signed a treaty providing for establishment a joint Russo Iranian oil company and evacua tion of Ue red army from Iran by May 5 The document was signed by Premier Ahmed Gavam and soviet Ambassador Ivan Sadcliikov less than 12 hours after the united na tions security council had tempor arily closed its books on Irans complaint against Russia The new treaty provides in principle to iablish a sovietIran joint oil company following election of a new Iranian parliament and re moval from books of a statute which prohibits Iranian officials from discussing oil 2 Evacuation of red army forces within 6 weeks from March 24 of the Azerbai jan autonomy problem as an in ternal matter which will be solved by Iran on her own The treaty provides that the oil company will be established with in 7 months from March 24 Pres ent Iranian law provides a penal ty of 8 years in jail for any offi cial who discusses the question of oil concessions in any manner The 7months period will enable Iran to hold new elections which may not be conducted under Iran ian law until all foreign troops have evacuated Iranian soil The term ot the1 jToVmermajlis oc par liament has expired and Iran cur rently is without an elective con stitutional body The treaty was announced by Premier Ahmed Gavam at 4 a m Friday after IS hours of almost continuous negotiations with So viet Ambassador Iran Sadchikoi Teh composition of the joint so vietIran oil company was not im mediately announced but Russia had proposed that she hold a 51 per cent stock interest and Iran 49 per cent The corporation would exploit the oil resources of north ern Iran It was not immediately indi cated whether the securitycouncil action on Iran had affected the course of negotiations here Moscow radio announced that the agreement for establishment of the sovietIran oil company would be presented to the Iran ian parliament for approval with in 7 months dating from March 24 By a special law Iranian of ficials are forbidden to negotiate on the subject of oil subject to a penally ot a years imprison ment How this provision would affect the GavamSadchikov nego tiations was not pointed out Gavam disclosed in a statement to the United Press lhat the new treaty does not cover Azerbaijan since this is regarded as an in ternal affair of Iran He implied however that Iran would take steps to increase the autonomy of Azerbaijan within the framework of the Iranian constitution Hadio Moscow heard in Lon don broadcast a soviet communi que saying the negotiations had reached full agreement on all TOJO ADMITS CRIME GUILT Tokyo Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo has ad muted his war guilt to allied questioners but has not indicated he will plead guilty when ar raigned before the far cast inter lational military tribunal relia sources told the United Press Indictments against leading Japanese war criminal suspects will be returned April 15 and ar raignments are expected to follow shortly afterward The date for thc beginning of the war trials has not been an nounced but allied sources said it probably will be about May IS Approximately 20 defendants in cluding Tojo will be tried first Tojo has talked freely with nferrogators and has admitted war guilt said a high rank U S army officer at Gen 3ouglas MacArthurs headquar ers He added however that Tojo has not said he will plead Tuitty Jans Folkerds vas taken to the hospital at Hamp on Wednesday for medical treat ment   

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