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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             C O i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS United Full i92 U S SEIZES COAL MINES Report Russia Left Iran on Schedule MISSION SOVIET TROOPS OUT BY MAY 6 Iran Government Sent Telegram to Ala to Inform Security Council Tehran Prince Firouz di rector of propaganda announced Tuesday that the soviet evacua tion of Azerbaijan ai was completed May 6 Vandenberg Says Policy Solidified Washington Van denberg RMich told the sen ate Tuesday the Paris meeting of foreign ministers had developed a positive constructive peace seeking bipartisan foreign policy for the United States Vandenberir made no specific mention difficulties the Amer ican delegation reportedly en countered in seeking Russian agreements to conference iiropo Karl Frank Will Be Hanged for Destruction of Lidice Prague Hermann Frank nazi protector of Czecho slovakia was sentenced to death by public hanging Tuesday for ordering the destruction of Lidice and other wav criminal acts A Czech peoples court passed the death sentence on Frank after a long trial in xvhieh a parade ot witnesses recounted his brutal acts as administrator of the occupied land Frank was accused of contributing to the death of at least 300000 Czechs U S Troops Elaid Boats n Germany viet evacua saSi but he saia that fm Jhc ime nd all Iran ne was to let the said the Iran governments offi cial mission sent to Azerbaijan to Investigate whether the Russians hafl left had completed Its as sigmment After a visit to the principal areas and towns formerly occupied by the red army the commission reported that all soviet troops were out of Azerbaijan on May 6 as provided and foreseen by record stand where Secretary of In an official statement Firouzgtafe Byrnes left it in bis radio agreement Firouz said As a result he added a tele WHERE 5 of an army plane which crashed into the 58th floor of a Wall street bank building in New York Monday night lies on the parapet of a 19th iloor setback Part of the wreckage hangs over the side of the building Five occupants of the plane were killed AP 5 Die as Airplane Hits 58th Floor of New York Building New York twinengined army plane groping blindly through a 400foot overcast crashed into the SBth floor of the 72 story bank of the Manhattan company building in the financial dis trict Monday night bringing death to all its occupants a WAC lieu tenant and 4 army officers The ship disintegrated in a Winding flash of flames after ex ploding against the rear of the Wall street worlds 4th sent showers of flaming debris hurling to the pavement The building is 927 feet high One witness said the seemed to pour down from Iloor to floor The fires however quickly were extinguished Police estimates put the number of per sons in the building at the time of the accident at from 500 to 2000 The building has about 5000 oc cupants during the day While none of the persons in the structure was injured five were struck by flaming particles in the street It was the second such accident for New York in less than a year On last July 28 an army B25 bomber punched through the 19th floor of the 102story Empire State builflingv killing three flyers and 11 office workers The public relations officers at Newark airport where the victims of Monday nights tragedy were based said the plane was on a War ObjectorsEnd 3 Day Hunger Strike Los Angeles conscien tious objectors who went on a 3 day hunger strike in jail because a Negro member was segregated ate heartily Tuesday after their release on bail The objectors were being helc for federal officers on charges o insubordination at a conscientiou objectors camp A citizens com mittee put up their bail Monday night after it was reduced to 50r apiece from The hunger strike began when Richard E Stenhouse 25 York was placed in a cell wit other Negroes The 5 other whit objectors were kept in a differen routine navigational training flight from Smyrna Tenn to Newark The casualties were as signed to the Atlantic overseas air technical service command The dead were listed by the war department as Mai Mansel R Campbell 27 the pilot Pontiac Mich His wife Mona lives at Evart Mich The couple has one child Ross Edward six Capt Tom L Hall 29 of Aus tin Texas He listed his benefici ary as his wife Helen Lindseth Hall of Sioux Falls S Dak They have two sons Randall 4 and Kenneth one 1st Lt Robert L Stevenson 25 of the Bronx N Y 1st Lt Angelo A Ross 28 130 Broadway Whitehall N Y WAC 1st Lt Mary E Bond of 237 South Chancellor street New ton Pa The ship ripped a 15foot hole through the corner of the building as it plowed into the offices of the Atlas Corporation The bank build ing fronts on 40 Wall street and runs back into 33 Pine street Police said the pilot and anoth er officer were thrown clear o the plane by the impact and thei bodies were found on the rug in the Atlas offices The other bodie were found slammed into the fron part of the plane cell Wheatless Meals Due for New Yorkers New York meal go into effect Tuesday night i New York hotels and restauran in compliance with Mayor Wil liam ODwyers plea that whea and cereal products be omitte from evening meals every Tuesj day Wednesday and Thursday nside for gram was sent Tuesday to Ala Hussein Ala Iranian ambassa dor in the United so in forming him and directing that he communicate with the security council The British United States and soviet embassies in Tehran also were officially notified In answer to a question Firouz said The alleged complaint of Ala the chairman the security ouncil concerning continued so let interference in Azerbaijan is ot the view of the Iranian gov rnment I cannot believe the tatemeht was made by him but made it represents liis own per onal views The Azerbaijan question is an nternal affair after evacuation of he red army is now confirmed irouzstated Premier Ahmed Qavam broad ast strict orders to Iranian troops Tuesday not to go further from heir positions along the Azer iaijan border where some clashes have occurred The broadcast said he premier had established a commission to prevent further clashes and had announced some persons accused of causing the clashes would be court martial ed His message on the Tehran ra dio came some time after the Ta ariz radio mouthpiece of the self declared autonomous pro vince bordering Russia had as serted that bloody civil strife pre vailed for the 2nd day The Azer baijans reported that central gov ernment troops opened a heavy new attack Monday morning 100 miles south of Tabriz at Sain Qaleh Shahindaj The govern ment troops were said to be using artillery and mortars Rumors about a state of war are untrue the Tehran radio of the Qavam government said in English and Russian language broadcasts It asserted that Qavam was trying to solve the conflict in a friendly manner and said persons outside Iran were magni t fying the skirmishes in order to influence public opinion report to the nation Monday night In effect Byrnes gave Russia the choice that it could stop blocking a European peace conference this summer or the United States would carry the whole matter to the United Nations Proclaiming an American of fensive for peace Byrnes left no doubt that it would be carried out even at the expense of the basic postwar ideal that the great victor nations should act in unison to fashion the future The cabinet officer made it per fectly plain that he held Russia responsible for the disappointing outcome of the foreign ministers conference which recessed in Paris last Thursday until June 15 Byrnes formal report listed a half dozen outstanding issues with Moscow on which he indicated the United States would not com promise Vandenbere chairman of the republican senatorial conference conceded that the Paris meeting had failed to produce agreement on many vital matters but said it had solidified American policy to The time and place for his execution were not announced The judge began the reading of 30page verdict which was ex pected to continue 2 days Frank confessed during1 the rial that lie had ordered SS troops to wipe out Lidice in reprisal for the assassination of Jleinhold Mey flrich Confronted with a witness who told of his order Frank first said he didnt remember Finally he admitted it under severe question ing The nazi leader stared stolidly at the floor while peasant women testified how their husbands had been shot and their children tak en away Rail Strike Plan Still on Despite Hopes Washington efforts to keep the railroads run ning drew optimistic signals Tues day but the brotherhoods never theless went ahead with plans for their strike Thursday President Truman meanwhile came back from his oneday vis to Missouri to devote his full ener gies to the transportation and coa disputes The carriers and brotherhood both reported progress in thei separate talks with John R Steel write a peace for keeps on justice and n based The new bipartisan foreign pol icy he said demands action in concluding peace treaties not only with Italy Rumania Bulgaria Hungary and Finland but also with Austria which is closed to the center of the total continental problem man who white house labor advise acting as mediator in th owa Election to Be rleld on Standard Time Des Moines of State Wayne Ropes said Tuesday polls should open in the June 3 primary election on standard time even in those communities which have adopted daylight saving time Dubuque and several nearby communities already are on day light time and Clinton goes on daylight saying time June 2 Ropes said election laws pro vide for the polls to open at 8 a m throughout the state except in those cities requiring registration where the polls open at 7 a m R o p e s announcement that standard time should be observed followed consultation with he at torney generals office STATE CAN GET NEEDED FLOUR Des ftloines and state institutions which are eligi ble can obtain their fair share ot flour through the commodity credit corporation if unable to get it through regular channels A J state director of the production and marketing admin istration has announced Under the plan of allotment worked out for institutions which make applications to the PMA Loveland said hospitals will get up to 75 per cent of the 1945 con sumption based on the present quarter Institutions other than penal anci childrens penal institutions will get up to 50 per cent on the same basis adult penal institu tions up to 33 13 per cent chil icirens penal institutions up to 50 per cent and homes lor the aged 50 per cent of the flour used per inmate based on daily consump dispule over wages and workin rules Despite this hopeful note brotherhood official told a re porter privately that the trainme and locomotive engineer brother hoods are going right ahead wit plans for the strike but he adde that new secret code words als have come out The passwords convention and Johnston were employed b the brotherhoods last Saturday notifying Ihe 250000 engineer and trainmen that the 5 day posl poncment had arranged M Truman also included them in h dramatic announcement that Ih tieup was off The truce agreed upon by President A F Whitney of the trainmen and Alvanley Johnston of the locomotive engineers ex pires Thursday at 4 p m local standard time and the brother hood spokesman who would not KARL FRANK Vilshofen Germany nousami American troops strik ng by surprise at dawn Tuesday aided a Hungarian river fleel uspected of smuggling SS fugi ives ammunition and black mav et supplies along the Danube iver in southeastern Germany Vilshofen is on the Danube 12 miles northwest of Iassau which s on the AustrianGerman bor der Nearly 400 boats including many former units of the Hun arian navy were boarded am searched by heavily armed U S constabulary troops Hundreds of Ihe boats occu pants were removed for invest gation by U S army counter Intelligence agents The rcpo said that many macliineguns an other weapons radio transmitter and receivers quantities of U S army food clothing and other con trabaml were found No armed resistance was en countered The only shots fired were by American troopers at 3 German river patrol boats co operating in the raid which were improperly marked and slow in heeding commands to halt One German patrolman was wounded TRUMAN TELLS KRUG TO MOVE ON WEDNESDAY Union and Operators Inform White House Krug Was Acceptable Washington Truman Tuesday directed Inte rior Secretary J A Krug to seize he soft coa mines now operating under a truce expiring Saturday White House Press Secretary Charles G Ross told newsmen that Kruir would take over the mines Wednesday at a time to be de termined by him Ross added that both the United Mine Workers and Operators had informed the white house that Krug was acceptable to them Does that mean the miners will work for the government a re porter asked Ross said he couldnt draw any inferences for the reporters The presidents executive order signed at 1 p m CBT directs Krug in his capacity as solid fuels ad ministrator to take over the mines and operate them in such a way as to preserve the national economic structure In Ihe present emergency The government already has taken over the strikethreatened railroads Ross said that both sides were sounded out on the appointment lour Producer Says Wheat Crop to Fill J S and Export Needs Minneapolis UP Philip W Pillsbury president of Pillsbury mills predicted Tuesday that the new wheat crop will be enough to fill this nations needs and export pledges as As the new wheat crop comes in in all sections of the country 1 believe that according to present government crop reports there will be enough flour for plenty ol bread for American people and enough wheat and flour to keep our promises to foreign countries too Pillsbury said Use Army Cots DCS Sloincs of 3300 army cots and bunks and G60 mattresses to the city for use in veterans housing at Fort Des Moines has been completed alter weeks of negotiations Mayor John MacVicar announced Mon day The federal public housing authority also made available sev eral dozen chairs and tables be quoted siiitl If we havent got i settlement by then well strike tion Last week the stale petitioned the federal government for im mediate release of 225000 pounds Hour to run several state insti tutions until July 1 and for re The raids covered a 45mile stretch of the Danube from the Australian border to Deggendorf At least 30 of the vessels seized included 12 gunlioats were formerly part of the Hungarian navy and fought alongside Ihe nazis against the Russians army officials said Aboard them were believed to be several hundred exenemy sailors and high ranking officers of the Hungarian navy who fled from the Black Sea up the Danube ahead of soviet forces near the end of the war and found sanctu ary in the American occupation zone There they remained com paratively unmolested for a year Counterintelligence agents de clined to the long delay in moving against the Hungarian naval displaced persons but one officer suggested it had been necessary to keep the original i crews aboard the ships to main ain them At midday there was no indi cation as to whether feny hunted SS troopers actually had been dis covered or whether the rniders had found Adm Trimkwalter whom U S agents described as the present commander of the remnants of Hungarys navy Trunkwaller visas reported to have succeeded to the command of Krug to operate the mines and ho was pronounced acceptable to both the coal miners and the op erators Krug was expected to announce shortly his plans for seizing and operating the mines The order directs Krue io oper ate the mines in accordance with such terms and conditions of em ployment as are in effect at the time possession thereof is taken subject to the provisions of sec tion 5 of the war labor disputes act iure this H may be hard to get the men back to vork The codewords this official ex plained are the only signal the men will accept to continue work Steelman had high hopes he could arrange a compromise fore the Thursday deadline Along this line he already had a new offer from Ihe brotherhoods Whitney said the new proposal had been given Stcelman to con vey to the carrier negotiators However neither Whitney nor the carrier ncr government would say what it contained Henry Clay orator and states man made his last legal pleading in a case at the Clark county courthouse at Winchester Ky a few weeks before he died in Wash ington after Adm Nicholas Horthy Hun garian regent failed in his at tempt to surrender the Hungarian fleet to the allies Goi Lester C Hunt has been named Wyoming state chairman for the 13lfi March of Dimes Chicago Northwestern lease of anadditional 625000 T np Fasf Train pounds for all institutions bej LlHc 1 Idllb i dbl 1 fdlU i and Slash in Schedules Commons Passes Bill Nationalizing Mines i Chicago Chicago and Northwestern railway Tuesday announced a new fast transcon tinental train and a slash ot other train schedules between Chicago American Identifies Nazi as Starting Bulge Massacre Dachau Germany grim Kentucky soldier pointed Tuesday at a nazi SS trooper and accused him of starling the Malmedy mass ore of 71 unarmed American prisoners of war by wantonly firing at them with his pistol Lt Virgil P Lary Jr of Winchester Kytestifying in the trial of 74 SS veterans in the Dachau war crimes court was one of 6 Americans who survived the butchery at the Belgian town of 5Ial mcdy during the winter battle of the Ardennes bulec 17 months ago That was Germanys last offensive Lary climaxed his dramatic slory by identifying Georg Felps 23 of the 1st Waffen SS panzer mcnt as the killer The prosecution charges that I the Germans slaughtered nearly 800 American prisoners ot war during the Ardennes offensive allowed the 1st panzer regiment to hunt human beings for sport and issued no prisoner orders At ihe same time Krujj may apply to the national wage stabili zation board for appropriate changes in the terms and condi tions of employment for the pe riod of the operation the mines by the government This apparently would open the way for wage increases and other adjustments under government operation The order also directs Krug to make employment available to all employes now working in the mines and to others seeking em ployment so far as they may be needed Upon Krugs request the secre tary of war is directed to take such action if any as he may deem necessary or desirable to provide protection all such persons and mines Krug also is directed to permit the managements of the mines to continue their duties to the max imum degree possible consistent with the aims of this order The order provides for main tenance of customary working conditions in the mines and cus tomary adjustment of workers grievances PAPPY BOYINGTON Colonel Boyington Seeks Mrs Malcolmson and Pare 2 Sutherland Is Offered Mason City Contract Pase U Great Western Train Derailed Page 6 2 Overcome by Monoxide Gas Page 6 Doctor Friley to Be Graduation Speaker Here 18 Offer School Prizes Des Moines total of SI 100 in cash prizes will be offered Eowa schools all of which arc to observe in school events the Iowa centennial theme in this years state fair Exhibits will be classed as to subject matter rather than by grade rural or urban school which will mean a wider distri bution of the prizes Miss Ivah Green rural supervisor in the state department ol public in struction reported London men con trolling 150000000 pounds 000000 in public funds will put Great Britain into the coal busi ness under the labor governments bill to nationalize the coal mines passed by the house of commons Monday night 324 to 143 The measure one of the major terns in the governments nation alization program now awaits concurrence by the house of lords and royal assent Designated by the bill as the national coal board the nine men will take over 850 collieries in the course of the next five years Their chore will be to supervise the workings of the mines and pay the owners for them and the Pacific coast of from one j to 13H hours effective June 2 2 shots yard At the first I saw an Ameri Take Over Union Buenos Aires federal government by special decree assumed control Tuesday of the Argentine industrial union a powerful manufacturers associa tion which unsuccessfully opposed the election of Col Juan Peron as president of Argentina General Shannon Dies Columbia Pa Maj Gen Edward C Shannon Pennsyl vanias lieutenant governor during from a distance of 35 the 193135 Gifford Pinchot ad ministration and former comman der of the 28th division national can with his hands clasped orer his head so down I did not see the effect of the 2nd shot Lary said he dropped down n The original furlong was the length of a furrow across a square field of 10 acres and was the tradi tional distance a yoke of oxen were supposed to pull a plow without stopping to rest REA Approves Loan Washington loan oi 577000 for the Glidden rural electric cooperative Glidden Iowa for system improvements and construction of 49 miles o line to serve 129 consumers has been approved by the rural elcc trification administration Lary said he was leading a smail the mud when the pistol shots detachment from the 2R5th field j were fired Machinepjns started F G Fitzpatrick vice president i artillery observation battalion on firing in about 3 minutes and he n charge of traffic said a newt the rord to Bastogne when they was wounded in the leg ast train named the Transcon were attacked by a Inrge enemy I heard scream and then inental would be operated i force and decided to surrender j some single shots like pistol shoiS ic Northwestern and Leaving their liRht weapons ointly by the Northwestern and Jnion Pacific roads between Chi cago and Los AngeleThe run ning time will be hours In addition the train will han dle through Pullman sleeping cars jetween Los Angeles and New York and Washington so that eastern seaboard passengers will save one night of travel enroute to the west coast Get Pay Boost Rock Island III 1100 hourly and piecework em ployes of the J I Case Co plant here will share in an 18 cents an hour increase June 3 when the plant returns to a 40 hour week T E Stahl works manager has announced He said the increase was commensurate with that o1 other tricity plants engaged in the same type manufacturing on in the field he testified After the single stopped I from the men in shot heard LjCtlVlllK he frozen ground they marched with hands clasped behind Iheir J icads past the leading German1 ank whose commander thumbed hcm toward the enemy rear Lary testified As we approached ihe cross roads a German standing beside a parked halftrack searched us and took our cigarets and watches We were motioned inlo a field where a big group of prisoners was standing shoulder to should er in ranks of 20 men wide and 8 deep Two vehicles drove up and parked on our flank and I saw a German place a machinegun over the side of one Then another vehicle drove up and stopped be tween the other 2 I saw a man take his pistol and aim in the direction of our group He fired i Ajnerican aid station the groaning only laughter the road and guard died Monday at his home here He was 75 from some vehicles which came by and then some more machine gun fire Some walked past my head and fired Those of us who could got and made a break he said I stepped over numerous bodies and ran Another machinegun opened up There were well over 100 bodies in the field About 15 of us made the break I crossed a barbed wire fence and crawled into a little shed I covered myself with sticks and stayed there until after dark I heard more screams and shots from the field Lary said he then hobbled for 2 miles to a little town where 2 Belgian girls helped him to an Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Tuesday night Wednesday increasing cloudiness and warmer Iowa Clear and cool Tuesday night Wednesday increasing cloudiness and warmer with showers near the Missouri river Wednesday afternoon and night Minnesota Fair and cool Tuesday night Increasing cloudiness Wednesday with showers in Red River Valley in afternoon War mer south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 3 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 57 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Tuesday M Precipitation Traca YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum fi3   

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