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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME fia AflCHlVEs MS I lie S I A AssocUtedPresj and United Prea FuJU Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Cents a Copyt iENATORS PLAN iEW PROBE ON PEARL HARBOR Mead Committee Will Investigate Delays b Fortifying Bastion Washington OP A new but pmpointed Pearl Harbor investi Ijgation hove into view Monday r The senate war investigating ifs cue from the voluminous report assessing re j sponsibility for the Dec 7 1941 military to re open ifs own inquiry into prewar delays in fortifying the Pacific bastion Senator Brewster said a similar effort 2 years ago was blocked by refusal of the house i military committee headed by j Rep May DKy to release a key witness to the senate group i Brewster is a member of both the senatehouse committee which delved into the blame behind Pearl Harbor and of the senates special war investigating commit tee now engrossed in an attempt to summon May for testimony concerning his relations with a midwestern munitions combine Central figure in the projected new inquiry is Col Theodore Wy man Jr army district engineer in the Hawaiian department when I the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor Five months later Wyman was as 1 signed to the Canol oil proiect in Canada That was an undertak ing which the senate committee then headed by President Truman as a senator declared in a Dec 23 I 1943 report never should have fbecn started Referring specifically to the I Wyman matter the Pearl Harbor I committee in its final report Sat lurday called for appropriate sen late or house committees to make a separate inquiry into delays in constructing Hawaiian defenses jbefore the Japanese attack I Brevvster said Chairman Mead Y readily agreed to have war investigating committee up the thread of its inquiry the Main senator said was before by what he the uncooperative atti liude of the May committee I In this connection Brewster I old a reporter he had been in jormed by senate committee aides lihat a subpoena once had been Issued fora key witness Brewster Said this sequence of events was pated to him 1 When the senate committees Irocess server approached the kospective witness the latter time to telephone This was Ianted and the witness disap jlared A short time later senate Jjimmltfee counsel received a call 3om May committee aides stat y that the xvitness in question under subpoena by the house Soup and could not be released I testify before the senators iONISHELDFOR HOOTING DAD Wagner in Critical Condition in Hospital V o r th In g t o n JUnn arges were to be filed Tuesday unst Gus Wagner 36 held in L here after he told Sheriff L Deuel he had shot his father in A Wagner 64 during an ar nent Che elder Wagner a farmer s in critical condition after a itsun blast struck him in the oraen Sunday He was taken he Worthington hospital ay Mork county attorney said son walked into the sheriffs ice and reported the shooting was held in jail pending de lopments of his lathers condi ra Monday Deuel said the shooting fol wed a disputg over sharing of ork on the farm The son lived lone a bachelor on his farm He id his father visited him early unday morning and the argu ent developed ARTHUR GREISER DIES ON GALLOWS Nazi Sent Thousands of Poles to Death Camps Poznan Poland ff Arthur Greiser who sent thousands of I Poles to nazi death camps in the days of his ascendancy as gauleiter I of Poznan province went to the gallows in prayerful terror Sunday while 15000 persons many of whom he had persecuted watched silently in Citadel Place Although his neck was broken Greisers body continued ti writhe for 7 minutes before phy sicians pronounced him dead The 49 year old Greiser who president of the prewar Gdansk Danzig senate collaborated i the nazi invasion of Poland v the first person to be executed oland on the basic charge ging aggressive war against the MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 2Z 1916 RADIO TO SPARK UNDERWATER im pulses sent out from the U S S Cumberland Sound indi CA u fbove drawingr will detonate the underwater Abomb for the Task Baker 2nd of the Bikini lagoon ex periments scheduled for July 25 The bomb will be sus pended from a barge and the last man to leave the la goon will pull a switch on the barge and dash away on a speedboat Two hours lifter the radio will spark the explo sion after which a number of drone ships will be di rected into the lagoon to test the water International Adverse Weather May Delay 2nd Atomic Tost at Bikini As preparations went ahead Vice Adm W H P Blanflv atmr test commander observed that the bursting of the worlds 5th ktom Bland added C WE6k because of Averse weather meteorologists hoped a high pres sure area would shove an inter tropicalfront southward and bring clear weather to the area The test now is scheduled for Thursday morning Bikini time Wednesday afternoon U S Six submarines will be sub merged Tuesday at a depth of 60 feet Actual submerging opera tions began Monday but it will take until Tuesday to complete Two other submarines will be anchored on the surface Sub commanders agreed that the submerged craft will stand tittle chance of surviving the ter rific underwater blast Blandy warned again Monday that damage to ships in the forth coming test will be unspectacu lar and not so impressive to the lay observer as were the battered and burning ships in the lagoon after the aerial explosion July 1 The air burst damaged ships superstructures while damage done in the 2nd lest will be underwater 25 Per Cent of Animals in Bomb Test Are Dead Bikini Lagoon Nearly 25 per cent of the animals placed aboard ships in the first atomic bomb test at Bikini were killed outright or died later from ex posure to lethal rays a member of Vice Adm William H P Blan dys staff revealed Monday In addition about onethird of the animals still living are criti cally ill All deaths were attributed di rectly to the atomic bomb MRS SGHULTZ ROCKWELL DIES Was LifelongResident of Cerro Gordo County Mrs Hannah Schultz 76 Rock well a resident of Cerro Gordo county all her life died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon follow ing a months illness She was bom Feb 5 1870 in Bath town ship She is survived by a son Wil liam of Chicago 3 brothers An drew Johnson Minot N Dak William of Nora Springs and Charles of Charles City and a sister Mrs G A Bower Rock well She was preceded in dualh by her husband Daniel Schultz and 2 sons Ray and Lesler She was a member of the Rock well Congregational church Funeral services will be held at the Rockwell Congregational church at p m Tuesday with the Rev George Le Bounty offici ating Burial will be at the Rock ay well cemetery The Patterson funeral home in charge Seek Art Treasures to Frankfurt S military government officials revealed Sunday that an American officer as had been questioned about the unsolved disappearance last year n of art treasures of the Frankfurt as art museum reputedly worth in hundreds of thousands of dollars of They added however that noth ing had been discovered linking any American with the looting PUBLISHER AT NASHUA DIES George Ellison 76 Found Dead in Room E EUison 76 editor and publisher of the Nashua Reporter for 42 years was found dead in his room at the home of Mr and Mrs Chris Lang when members of the household went to rouse him early Monday Mr Ellison had not been in good health for about 3 years following a heart attack He ap peared to be in his usual health Sunday afternoon when he played cribbage with Betty George Ervin EUison was born near Vinton Feb 15 1870 He was educated in the rural schools and at Tilford academy at Vinton He married Luella York at Vin ton June 13 1894 She died Jan 26 1924 Mr Ellison learnedthe printing trade as typesetter on the weekly Wymorean at Wymore Nebr where heworked 6 months then rejbrned to Vinton where he served as apprentice on the Eagle for 4 years In 1899 he came to Nashua and entered a partnership with J M Keller in the publication of the Reporter He purchased his part ners share in 1915 In 1918 he purchased the Nashua Post and consolidated it with the Reporter He sold the business to Robert J Goodsell in May 1941 and served as editor emeritus since that time Mr Ellison was formerly member of the town council served as town clerk for many years he served on the board of education 9 years 3 of them as president was trustee of the Nash ua public library more than 30 years G of them as president was a director the Big 4 fair for many years was vice president of First State bank of Nashua at the time of his death was past presi dent of the Nashua Uons club past chancellor commander of the K P past master and past secre tary of the A F A M a mem ber of the Shrine DeMolay con sistory and the Nashua Congrega tional church Surviving are a son Dr G M Ellison of Clinton and a sibtcr Mrs Derlie Langman of Cedar Rapids Funeral arrangements were in complete Monday Report Howard Hughes Resting Comfortably Los Angeles and Movie Maker Howard Hughes was resting comfortably Monday al Good Samaritan hospital follow ing removal of a second quart of fluid Sunday night from his left lung battered when Hughes crashed in an experimental plane July 7 Read The United States Army Message Today on Page 2 Terrorists This Paper Consists of Two Oro No 24 in b British 50 Killed BARKLEY HOPES FOR TRUMAN OPA APPROVAL President Tells Big 4 of Concuss That Bill Is Now Being Analyzed Washington resident Truman told his congressional big four Monday that he was having the compromise OPA bill analyzed to see if he could sign it as a sat isfactory measure to prevent run away inflation Senate Democratic Leader Al faen W Barkley Ky expressed hope after the big four meeting with Mr Truman that the presi dent would sign the measure upon which senatehouse conferees reached agreement Saturday night The senate and house may take up the conference report Tuesday Probable storm center of opposi tion will he the provision to re establish price ceilings on meats grain milk and other dairy pro ducts soy beans and cottonseed on Aug 20 unless the 3man de control board finds supplies ade quate and specifically orders OPA to drop the commodities from their pricing schedules The new bill would give far reaching powers to the decontrol board to be appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate The secretary of agriculture too is given broad powers over pricing of farm commodities He would certify each agricultural item deemed in adequate supply and over which ceilings could be set Other major provisions of the bill ivould 1 Extend OPA until June 30 3947 2 Reestablish federal rent con trol 3 Authorize industries to peti tion the decontrol board for re vision or removal of their ceilings The board would conduct hear ings on the petitions and make recommendations to the price ad ministrator 4 Drastically curtail the gov ernment subsidy program with most payments ending not later than April 1 1947 5 Permit no ceiling prices on manufactured goods lower than the average prevailing in 1940 Plus increased production costs since then However a discretion ary clause would permit the OPA to decline to raise prices if the maximum price of a product equaled its average current cost plus a reasonable profit 6 Ban price regulations on eggs tobacco and poultry unless found m short supply by the secretary of agriculture or decontrol board 7 Ban ceilings on petroleum unless the decontrol board finds them necessary Rebels Take Over Control of Bolivia La Paz Bolivia tionary leaders promised immedi ate restoration of civil liberties Monday after seizing the govern ment in a bloody fourday upris ing climaxed by the assassination Sunday of President Gualberto illarroel Street fighting in which ap proximately 2000 persons were reported killed or wounded abated after the revolutionists paraded through La Paz with the battered seminude body of the president draped over an army tank Earlier the presidents body had been hanged from a lamppost in front of his palace At the con clusion of the parade the body was returned to the same lamp post and strung up again along with the bodies of three of his trusted Subalterns Crowds passed silently by the improvised gallows in the shadow of the bulletpocked palace where the new government met to name temporary officials and to set in motion machinery for what it des cribed as a democratic general election Electric and telephone service disrupted for the last several days was restored as the city began to return to normal Many members of Villarroels military regime perished with their leader but most of the casu alties in the street fighting were revolutionists The situation was still confused Monday as the leaders of the re volt attempted to restore order after one of the most chaotic days in the history of this country where revolutions are taken al most as amatter of course WHITE FACES HITRUN CHARGE San Dicso Cal UR George White 56 Broadway and Holly wood showman whose Scandals started many a chorine on the ladder to success will be arraigned Monday on negligent homicide and hitrun charges arising from the deaths of a couple on their wed ding day The handsome whilehaired bachelor was arrested by the Cali fornia highway patrol Sunday and released from jail on bail after his expensive sedan alleged ly ran down Claude McLestcr Lee 42 Santa Ana Cal and his 18 year old bride Witnesses said the couple mar ried Saturday in Tijuana Mex were struck as they crossed the highway at Solana Beach 30miles north of here a few hours after their wedding May Refuses Probe Order for Tuesday to WAYNE ROPES ROPES TO SEEK 60 P VACANCY Millers Death Leaves State Candidacy Open DCS Moincs P The death Sunday night of Earl G Miller will give Fridays republican state convention the unexpected high light of choosing his successor for secretary of slate and one ot the candidates will be the incum bent Wayne M Ropes w h o m Miller defeated in the June pri mary Ropes said Monday he had received calls from all over the state asking him to became a candidate tar the conventions nomination to oppose M P Hogan onferccs trol legislation and they scheduled to meet Tuesday May made the announcement of s intentions in a statement is sued to reporters The senate investigators Bryant Considered Hughes 3 Bryant Mason City deputy secretary of state under Eari G Miller during 1942 wilt be one of hose up for consider ation as a candidate for nomin ation as secretary of state at the cominp republican state con vention it was revealed here Monday by friemJs of the youus attorney Bryant was a law partner ot his father Harvey J Bryant before leaving for the DCS Moincs post In 1943 he was assistant clerk of the house of representatives and he was in ducted into the army in Feb ruary He was discharged last April of Dubuque the democratic nom inee in the November general election Among the calls he received Ropes said were some from Sioux City Waterloo and Cedar Hanids wS BpUNDGerman prisonersof war board trucks at Camp Shanks N Monday for a tnp to the boat which will return them to their homeland The final e is scheduled to sail Tuesday leaving fewer than 300 prisoners scattered country They will be returned to Germany individually The man prisoners leaves the huge staging area a ghost More fhan 1300000 were cleared from the camp for overseas duty during the war AP Wirephoto HUGE HOTEL IS BLOWN UP 60 HURT IN BLAST Washington Andrew r May announced Mon lay he will not appear before the ienates war investigating comrnit ee Tuesday in response to a sub poena but indicated a willingness testify at a later date The pressure of congressional ustness May said prevents him om testifying Tuesday in the committees probe of war con w ci i ui i s n tracts May is head of the house bombed and shattered part of the conferees on atomic energy con huEe King David hotelheadquar ters of the British army and the nounced that iiTOoil agent for a midwestern munitions combine will be recalled Tuesday for questioning about reports he sought to influence another wit Freemn l ness Committee Counsel George Header said the group also would hear several other witnesses Tues day including Hep May Jewish agency and arrested 2000 Jews and leaders A police com munique the estimate of dead Among the SO reported un officially as injured was an Amer ican Correspondent Richard Mow rer of the New York Post who was reported to have suffered a broken lee while walking past the hotel chairman of the house military committee if May decides to an nwer a summons for his appear ance On the list in addition to destrians and traffic vanished May and Freeman were New York Supreme Court JerusalemTight cordons lice Samuel Dickstein former barred access to the King David chairman of the house immigranotel one tne finest in eastern committee Witnesses have in commee nesses have s i told of telephone calls between Eoliiers dug the rubble his office and the Washington more bodies and for wounded headquarters combine of the munitions Maj Gen Alden H Waitt chief of the chemical warfare service Jean Bates pretty redhaired secretary who worked for 14 months in the Washington office the combine offering their assistance to rfet him the nomination SliJler 58 who staged a political comeback to win the nomination had served as secretary of slate from 1939 through 1942 when he was defeated for the republican nomination for governor by B B Hickenlooper now U S senator Miller had been hospitalized for considerable periods since he be came ill of pneumonia last April Although his illness prevented him from campaigning prior to the June 3 primary he defeated Ropes by more than 40000 votes During Millers four years in the statehouse nearly al of the powers of his office were taken away A newly organized public safety division look the highway patrol and motor vehicle regis tration departments from the of fice The slate securities depart ment was transferred to the in surance department After his defeat by B B Hick enlooper In the governors pri mary race in 1942 Miller an nounced he would join the demo cratic party Last January Miller announced he would run as a republican for the secretary of state post again However he made no campaign speeches He had some letters printed but didnt send them out because of a mistake in the print ing He cast an absentee voters ballot in the primary Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday with thundershowers Warmer Mon day night becoming cooler Tuesday aflernoon and night Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Scattered thunder showers in northwest portion late Monday night and over most of state Tuesday Warmer Monday night becoming cooler Tuesday and Tuesday night InnS Considcrable cloudi P Molday and IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis 0vUlr M hSur period en o clock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 50 70 89 61 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum g7 Minimum 55 At 8 8 a m Sunday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum gg Minimum 73 Attack Follows Arrest of 2000 Jewish Leaders by Britains Soldiers Jerusalem errorists secretariat of the Palestine gov ernment Monday killing at least 50 persons in a terrifying blast that shook the modern part of this ancient city The attack came 23 days after A curfew was clamped on Pe from streets in Jewish Tight quarters cordons Mediterranean countries while the rubble for Postmaster General G D Ken nedy a veleran of 25 years of government service in Palestine was known to have been killed The explosion was likened by a British army officer to the de tonation of a 500 pound bomb It shattered the uneasy calm of Jeru salem torn by Jewish demands for more immigration and Arab opposition at p m A military officer who saw he attack said a small bomb first exploded a block from the hotel breaking windows This was cvi Scnlly a diversion Seconds later a burst from a tommygun ripped out windows of he secretariat A few minutes laler a Ircmendous explosion blew the corner ot the hotel largest in rubble I saw dead men lying on the streets one eyewitness said There were several ATS British Army Womens Auxiliary girls covered with blood from head to foot One man was blown clear across the street and his body hit the side of the YMCA building The YMCA building approxi mately 100 yards from the hotel was blotched with a bloodstain one fool wide but apparently was undamaged The telephone operator at the hotel said that 15 minutes before the explosion she received an an onymous call saying the hotel was to be blown up She was advised to flee Instead she spread the alarm and many guests ran from the building Others accustomed to alarms remained As word of the mysterious call spread air raid sirens atop the hotel sounded and others throughout the city took up the eerie howl While an excited crowd was standing in the street outside the hotel 18 youths 6 of them dressed as Arabs appeared in a long cor ridor of Ihe hotel basement A British officer said the young men spoke Hebrew Witnesses said they came from the kitchen and everywhere in the hotel A British major suspecting their intent shouted at the group to halt and reached for his revolver The youths dressed as Arabs fired at him and missed Then they attacked him bodily pinned him against the wall and pro duced tommyguns His fate was not known A number of the raiders Ihen ran into the La Regence basement lut trui c scattered night club beneath the wing of the hotel in which British army head quarters were located There they seconds after they ftcd the terrific blast occurred Whether all the assassins es caped the explosion was not known Six however were seen to jump into an automobile which had been waiting They escaped Special Iowa Session on Rent Is Unlikely Des Moincs special ses sion of the Iowa legislature to pass a rent control bill now appears unlikely with early passage of an OPA extension bill indicated jn Washington Gov Robert D Blue has said he would call a special session only if congress had not acted in time to prevent Aug 1 evictions   

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