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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF AMO THE MiwSf THAT W MAKES AU NORTH OWANS MAiblTErFY IOWA MONDAY One Man Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE CKy Sunday A Cily WetaMdsr 715 p WTAD Qulncr 111 Silurday 0 p m Im Talking to You Not Your Neighbor in my new position chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety I sat in on 2 meetings at ton for the purpose of helping lay Plans for the presidents traffic safety conference scheduled for May 8 9 and 10 One of these meetings was pre sided over by a former lowan Tom McDonald federal highway commissioner the other by Pajl Hoffman president of the Siudebaker Automobile corpora tion In the first these meetings our assignment was to set up the program for the in the second our concern was getting public acceptance and ac tive support for the comprehen sive program to be adopted at the presidents conference one note which rang out loud and clear through both of these meetings was this No program growing out the presidents conference will be worth a plugged nickel unless it reaches down and catches the fancy of the individual motor ist and pedestrian This Is another way of saying that safety Is an Individual re sponsibility And thats why I chose the tide for this commen tary Im talkins fo you not to your neighbor AJED DEARBORN president of x the National Safety council expressed this same idea in the following words We must realize that the ac complishment of the whole job means making safety as much a Part of individual life as brush tug the fcefh washing the hands combing the hair and eating 3 meals a day QF course if we were entirely rational and were not we would be im pressed by such statistical facts as these From Pearl Harbor to VJ day the number of American army and navy service men killed was 261608 the number of people in the United States killed in all types of accidents in the same pe riod was 355000 almost 100000 more killed by mishaps on the homefront than by enemy action abroad Another and even more shock ing contrast The number of war wounded from Pearl Harbor to VJ day was 651911 The number of persons at home injured in ac cidents brace yourself for this figure was times as many HIGHLIGHTS OF SOVIETIRAN IACT ift if wewanted to confine fourselves statistically to traf Iice accidents we could recall that during the war years l per son was killed in traffic for every 3 Americans who fell in battle this in spite of the domestic gas rationing and restricted travel This traffic toll has skyrocketed since the wars end so that today statisticians are comparing 1946 with the grim and ghastly record of 1941 when the slaughter ex ceeded the 4ODO mark Unless we do an abrupt aboutface the toll this year is certain to reach the 33000 level pHESE figures ought to scare the pants off us We ought to be shocked into observing the best rules of safety ourselves and insisting that those about us do likewise By friirhJ alone we should be sent scurrying to our experts in educator the engineer and the the de mand that they do what they can to spare us this mounting slaugh ter irrespective of cost As rational human beinss we pnght to be impressed by the fact that our annual bill for accidents is more than twice as great as the outlay for all highway construc lion back in the days when we were building highways But do we do any of these things No We mostly Just yawn and say to ourselves These ac cidents wont happen to me or my family theyll happen to the other fellow And hes no concern of mine In short we have the other fellow complex If its a disease we could call it other fellowitis ANOTHER important factor in the situation is that theres little of glamor about safety We could rouse ourselves to a patri otic fervor when the daily reports came in of our boys killed or wounded in battle But not so with our citizens of all ages killed by accidents We find K difficult to eet worked up over a statistic Some body lays a printed sheet before us showing that onr community pas saved a certain nnmbcr of lives through its safety program The question which inevitably CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 f0 Iran Government Undecided on Red Demand to End Case the United States counci the case from the agenda After all our governments are now m agreement on the problems posed before the security council he said On the other hand the Tehran radio which is governmentoper ated repeated a statement made porters by Qavam Sunday that the case would remain on the councils docket until May 6 the date the Russians have set for completion of their troop evacua tion A Heuters dispatch from Teh ran said Qavam had ordered troops to proceed immediately to the Caspian seacoast province of Mazanderan following reports of an attempted coup Simultaneously with the demand of Ambassador Andrei Gromyko in York for the council to drop the case it was stated here that the agreement reached April 4 be tween Russia and Iran calls for a joint RussianIranian oil company m which Russia would be the ma jority stockholder for the first 23 years of the 50year term The agreement is to be presented to the Iranian parliament for ap proval Disclosing additional details of the agreement which was an nounced in a sovietIranian com munique last Friday Premier Ahmed Qavam fold Iranian news jmifr i that Hussia would control 51 per cent and Iran 49 Per centof the stock for the first iO years lameJtime the premier the peo Azerbaijan province where a sermautonomous government established in defiance of the Tehran government to send here for Ike Makes Strong Appeal on Draft Law Washington Dwight D Eisenhower told congress Mon day that experts or law makers how many men the armed forces will be short if the draft expires No one can possibly forecast exactly how short our require ments will be but everyone I have heard agrees we will be snort the army chief of staff told the senate military commit The senate group has agreed to vote Tuesday on the administra tion request for a oneyear ex tension of selective service beyond the expiration date of May 15 Gen Eisenhowers reappearance before the group pointed up the extension request Eisenhower noted that Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey selective service head had estimated the army shortage at 400000 men if the draft expires that Maj Gen W S Paul army personnel chief fut shortage at 165000 and that other estimates ranged be tween these two I say with ail respect to you gentlemen that you dont know Eisenhower said Its a gamble any way you look at it And gentlemen m my opinion any gamble with the national security of he United States at this time is a gamble with peace and secur ity of the world W5ih all the sincerity I possess uw you do not take this CASE MUST BE DROPPED IN UN Moscow Takes Direct Hand on Broadcasting Views on Subject New York posed a new threat of boycott before the United Nations security council Monday unless the council aband ons its scrutiny of the Iranian case and accepts the soviet view that the issue has been settled in bilateral agreement between Iran and the Soviet Union Moscow took a direct hand Sun day night broadcastingboth a firmly phrased demand that the council remove the Iranian case from its docket and a telegram from Iranian Premier Ahmed Qavam to Prime Minister Stalin expressing satisfaclion with the new agreement between them Moscow said Soviet Ambassa dor Andrei A Gromyko had ad vised U N SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie in New York that the Iranian case must be dropped at once rather than remain on the agenda for reconsideration May 6 by which time all red army troops are supposed to be out of Iran In a letter to Lie dated April 6 Gromyko was quoted as sayin the councils retention of the Iraman case for rechecking on May 6 is not right and is and is contrary to the charter of the United Nations There is no reason to leave the Iranian mjes non before the securitycouncil any further discussion The instrument of Russian pro tests against the councils hear ings of the Iranian issue thus far has been the walkout begnn by Gromyko on March 27 when Iran was put on the agenda over his vigorous opposition Gromyko has absented himself from all busi ness sessions of the council since then although he has rejoined liis council colleagues at social func tions Gromykos letter o Lie prom ised to stir new debate when the council meets Tuesday after a long weekend recess during which Poland announced her intention to bring the Spanish question be lore the council and Moscow sought to show Bussia and fran had reached complete agreement I he Moscow radio quoted Pre mier Qavam as saying Full mut ual understanding reached between 2 t neighboring countries CPA Down Bars on Feminine Frills Washington X wont be The Easter lhe em frills upon it in this years Your government has decided feminine cuffs pockets and Jii again Whats more if she wants a shorty inches by offi cial measurethats all right with tne civilian production adminis tration too First about those frills As of Monday these vital extra touches SS Wash ington blessing again skirts and slacks Flaps good for decoration 3 eco where0 150ckets or almost any The shorty coat situation is a CPA explaius il EaSter time JJmch coats were the thing to parade coat lengths have been This year houever some fash ion designers thought of shorly coats CPA quickly issued over perfectly good 33inch mod els for a newer style But CPA officials explainec some manufacturers went right o making shorty the thou sands CPA threw in the towel Short or otherwise American wome needed the coats To sum up CPA approved thi Easter outfit Shorty coat com Plete with double cuffs pocke flaps and belt loops As for the bonnet the OPA ma 1 French or double cuffs on said he not only had no restric J a utiii CM Ianlii there was no sense in dresses blouses coats that isciiau 11 Lasler parailers to throw cot Monday while awaitin a has been friendly and Up Retail Ceiling Prices on Sausages Washington 1 Jap Group Asks Resignation PEDESTRIfiNHF of Premier as Election Nears mi Committee for 70000 Calls on Shidehara Following Sunday Riot Tokyo Japans elec tion 2 days away a 14 man com v4 AICLUJI UdLln n j prices for about 85 per cent of all ays away a H man sausage products will be increased mutee the democratic pco one or 2 cents a pound effective PIes appeared Monday be Tnursday fore Premier Shidehara with Thursday Announcing this Monday OP said the changes will raise genera prices for such products an aver pound Strikes At a Glance of truck Vhn strike and the return to work 700000 the number Co to less than out the nation Major and through old in the uations soft coal operators Umted workers against 82day equipment workers1 78oday sfke of CIO farm on all but one minor issue iesume Monday Agreement reached to ordered a m CST to end weekold transit strikr Urn Weather Report FORECAST rfr0 City Clearing and colde Monday night lowest tempera ture 28 and scattered frost luesday cloudy and slightly warmer with showers in after noon Iowa Clearing and colder Mon day night with frost north and east portions Monday night Tuesday increasing cloudiness and rising temperatures with showers by night Minnesota Fair and colder Mon day night Tuesday becoming cloudy and a little warmer with sncwers beginning extreme west m late afternoon IN MASON CITY statistics 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maxiinum Minimum At 8 a m Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 48 34 35 53 60 33 statistics period ending at 8 ocloci Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAK AGO Maximum Minimum 58 39 42 48 31 Shidehara his cabinet resign to called fore Premier demand that immediately The committee claiir resent 70000 persons Shidehara as a follow days explosive leftwin demon stration m which at least 10 000 c o m m u n i s tled demonstrators swarmed into the premiers courtyards broke windows and mjured 8 Japanese policemen the crowd which was herded quietly away from the residence by heavilyarmed V S military police did not accompany committee Monday BY CAB KILLED Lester Hilgardner Hit byCarofFWAibuckle Lester Hilgardner 47 628 9lh NW died in a Mason City hos pital Sunday morning from head uciuu K suffered when he was Smith head of ho Americi Firt u1 i y a car walfcitiff on was sentenced hSuvny G5 a sllorl distrmro Municipal Judge John V McCor mick to serve GO days in the coun TI ty jail on charges of contempt of bv FMw court y GERALD SMITH GETS SENTENCE Chicago M Gerald L K court Don tohbecfc Detroit an editor or a bmithsponsorcd publicaiion who was convicted of contempt of court jointly with Smifh was iv cn until Friday to appear Loh beck was not in court Monday but Maximilian St George his attor ney tnld Judge McCormick Loh ueck s wife was expecting a baby ann i Three resolutions were pre sented to Shidehara by the group thejand he wanted I her remain with One w a 8 Point demand for the cabinet resignation be cause of its in ability fo solve the countrys f problems ShideHara facing the sharpest direct criticism his cabinet has re ceived in its 6 months of exis tence appeared Hushed and nervous but he irsswered all questions calmly with Shidehara nded abruptly when the premier valked out Emperor Hirohito meanwhile ailed upon the 36000000 voters f Japan to take part in the elec fon with enthusiasm and convic lon by voting for the candidates f their free choice and contrib te thereby toward the establish ment of a democratic diet Liberals are accorded the best chance of winning the largest bloc r diet seats although a majority or any party is doubtful Judge McCormick ordered a body attachment issued for Loh beck and said he would be taken into custody Friday if he did not appear m court before that time Judge McCormick did not specify Lonbecks sentence SHIDEEtARA short distance south of Manly according to the Iowa State highway patrol The car was owned and driven W Arbucklc 27 703 Virginia S E according to pa trolmen who said the accident oc curred about 2 a m Passengers in the car accord ing to the report were Helen Nash 152914 Delaware N Shirley Mae True 1012 Tyler N W Phyllis Arlcne Miller and Madison N W Mr Hilgardner was born Nov 1893 at Kansas City Mo He had been a resident of Mason City the past 13 years and was a member of the American the Veterans of Boreign Wars and the Moose lodge Surviving are his wife one son ineoriore in the United States navy a daughter Betty South St Paul Minn a brother 2 sisters and a grandson all in California Funeral arrangements are in complete The Patterson funeral home in charge POLICE ARREST MAN IN BATTLE IN DES MOINES Newspaper Printer Says God Ordered Me to Kill My Family DCS Moines P A mother grandmother and 2 small children were hacked to death in the front yard of their home Monday and after a gun fight in which he was wounded police took into custody i newspaper printer who said God had ordered me to kill iny family A neighbor child was wounded in the gun baltlc police and William C Irwin 41 who was nicked in the Icff by a police bul let Irwin after treatment at a hos pital was placed in a padded cell at the city jail charses were filed immedi ately Those killed were Edith Irwin 38 Irwlns wife IMary Alice Irwin 61 his mother John Irwin 8 his son and Henry Irwin 5 another son A Ihlrd son William Jr 11 had gone to school before the slayincs Detective Chief Paul Castelline aid Irwin told him I had an impulse God ordered me to kill my family Now Ive done everything in the hook Castelline said he asked Irwin whether he was crazy and t h e man replied I must he The chief said Irwin told him he had been confined in a Chicago menial institution some years said an early exam ination indicated this sequence of events Eililh Invin ran screaniins from their home with Irwin jo nur sun carrying a garden instrument He downed her and repeatedly sfruck her with the sharp blade as she lay in the yard hLaLd Hciuy nvin i en erged through he front door SCremingIrwin turned hem and slashed them with the ool At about that time trwins nether came to the yard from an djoming garden patch and lie at acked her The family dog was ispalched in the same manner mvin then returned to ho ouse obtained a shotgun and a or h atld Sat tlle front orch Uithm a few minutes po ce cars arrived and he started ring in the exchange Irwin and c aldme kelson 5 a neighbor mid passing the scene were inded slightly axvs the frst officers io reach the home said aUr lowe ai Irwm fired deliberately a IB Nclso girl as she passed the ouse ruinnns toward her home Lntid asain missed few seconds later and before he oncers arrived Irwin went hnrriouEh the house to the back door at house ar said he was by witnesses One was in 11 ed m this fusillade Loring Larscn a neighbor saM he hurried to the scene after hear Trwinwonn and found i Wlfe and one son lyine dead the other son standing near T peat get it Larscn said Irwin told him Larsen returned to his house and called the police too SHERIFF SEIZES SLOT MACHINES Floyd County Officer Raids Frontier Club Charles out his oil repeated assertion that he would not stand for slot machines loyd Sheriff B F GERALD S3IITH vuiny onerni o f1 Atherton assisted by his deputy and 3 police officers raided the Frontier night club here early Sunday seizing 5 machines Sheriff Atlierton said he signed the information for th warrant school was taken to Broad laivjisi srcneral hospital where her condition was described as not serious at this time Vfhen the first police car r aVhe 5CCnc was sit stoop at his uui his shotgun As the squad Crcd th fired at spraying it witli Patrolman William Thacker who was in the first patrol then drove around the corner and police began to close in Thacker shot Irwin in the right leg Invin was taken also to Broad lawns where he was treated for a flesh wound in his right leg above me Knee Sergeant Reports to Daughter for Orders Los Alamos N M StA Randolph Rushing army signal corps arrived at the Los Alamos atomic bomb project to work in tochnical telephone of He reported to the noncom   

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