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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HI irony ARCH i via THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL LH MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Assodaltd PitM end United Pica Full Leased Witts Five Cents a Copy MASON crry IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST g 1945 ThU Paper ConslsU of Two SectionsSection One No 260 MOLOTOV BALKS ON VOTING RULE ARAB LEADERS REJECT TALKS ON HOLY LAND Expect Great Britain Statement on Plans to Stop Immigrants Jerusalem Lt Gen Sir Alan Cunningham British high commissioner said Thursday that Palestine Arab leaders had turned down an invitation to roundtable talks in London on the future the Holy Land Cunninghams statement said the Arabs had also raised the questions of reported government plans to halt unauthorized Jewish immleratlon into Palestine and of the release of Aral political pris oners The statement gave no de tails on these questions London dispatches said a dra matic government statement on Palestine might be forthcoming within 48 hours British govern ment sources said Wednesday the cabinet was considered farreach ing military plans which might include a tight blockade of the Palestine coast to halt the flow ot uncertified Jewish immigrants and stricter control of displaced persons camps and frontiers in Austria Germany and Italy to choke the underground pipeline feeding the immigrants into Ital ian ports The high commissioners state ment was issued after a 40minute conference with Jamal Bey Hus seini acting chairman of the Arab executive who returned from Egypt Wednesday night after con ferences with Arab league leaders The Arab rejection of the in vitation to the London confer ences said the AraV executive could not agree to take part in any discussion based on the parti tion of Palestine The possibility of Russia being projected into the situation was seen Thursday in a statement of the Arab office that there was no reason why America should be a party to the Palestine case and not Russia Ahmed Shukairy Arab office director explained at a news con ference that the Arab office is a propaganda office supported by Palestine Arabs and responsible to the Arab world but not neces sarily reflecting the views of the Palestine Arab executive or of the Arab league in the present case The statement said the ques tion of sending an Arab delega tion to Moscow has been talkec often but never decided and added We regard Zionism as the acic test of the policy of the soviel regime The Zionist movement is a racial capitalist movement to which Russian ideology is cate gorically opposed The Arab worlc is looking eagerly for the stand Moscow will take on this issue Exchange telegraph British news agency quoted Shukairy as saying discussions were proceed ing for the Palestine communist party to send a delegation to Rus sia Tha Arab office statement said that should present diplomatic and political efforts fail to real ize the Arab viewpoint the in itiative for action will then be taken by our nation with the full est determination and by endless means and ways Military authorities were re ported Thursday to have rescindec an order banning British troops from Jewish night clubs restaur ants and other places of enter tainment The order was issued July 25 3 days after the King David hole bomb explosion and was similar to a decree invoked earlier after 5 British offices were kidnapec at Tel Aviv June 16 Release ol 1700 Jews taken into custody by the British June 29 in a roundup of suspected ex tremists has been announced by the Palestine government whici said 970 more would be freed in a few days Truman Sigtis Bill for Iowas Coin Washington Tru man signed Wednesday bills pio viding for commeroative coins fn Iowas entry into the union ant honoring Booker T Washingtoi but said he would look with dis favor on any such measures in the future Mr Truman said in a statemcn he agreed with the treasury tha so many designs on America coins resulting from minting com memorative pieves tends To create confusion to in crease the possibility of counter feiting to encourage traffic i commemorative coins for privat profit and in general lo delrac from the fundamental purpose fo which money is issued namely t provide a medium of exchange Father Divine Marries In Name Only Philadelphia IP Father Di ine selfstyled God and Negro vangelist who assumed the man le of immortality in 1932 as the ader of a religious cult married beautiful blonde 21yearold vhite girl from Montreal last April 9 but he tells shrieking followers ts in name only The marriage to Miss Edna Rose Etchings in the Washington home f the Rev Albert L Shadd Negro Baptist minister was revealed Wednesday Divine entertained members of his cult at a wedding banquet here Wednesday night and told the chanting shrieking guests that his late first had approved the marriage License records show that Di vine gave his age as 41 his status as widower his address as Phil adelphia He told his followers his first wife and he were married on June 61882 Divine insisted that he placed the spirit of his first cribed as an Aunt JeminahIike the person of his sec nd wife and then shouted that new marriage like the old one s in name only God is not married he ser monized Its beautiful thank you Fa ler Its true screamed his ollowers chanting and singing nd clapping their hands Divine whose various proper es are known as heavens and vhose followers take such names s Prodigal Son Tree of Life Miss Charity etc said he was not bereaved over the death of is first wife When Mother Divine seeming y deceased about three or four ears ago her spirit was about me 11 the virtue untouch d by mortality he asserted The new wife better known mong followers of the cult in Montreal by her spiritual name of Sweet Angel formerly worked n a costume jewelry establish ment in the Canadian city Friends aid she left Montreal last April Mrs Divine sat unmoved at the veddirig banquet occasionally murmuring aloud the word peace its wonderful s the motto of her husbands The guests ate what followers Described as a small our meat courses chicken fish even vegetables five kinds of Jread hot biscuits three ice cream lavors and two cakes including he wedding cake Banquet asts more than five hours with as many as 300 courses served cult members LIVES TO SMILE FROM Janie Venable Gantt 19 of Atlanta Ga smiles from the grave which she told authorities her estranged husband William Lee tantt had dug for her Forced into the pit Mrs Gantt escaped when after hours of threats by her husband she induced him to go for food International Soundphbto 800 Pjund Steer Makes Freedom Try Des Moines 800pound teer awaited his fate at a packing plant Thursday after an escapade which revived memories of the old west The steer dashed through an open door Wednesday to the free dom of the city streets After shrugging off shots from a small Jore rifle the animal ran several Jlocks swam the Des Moines river and took up a stand in cornfield Police and packinghouse em ployes mounted on horses rounded up the critter REPORT GERMAN CHILDREN TAKEN Say Reds Take Boys Girls for ReEducation Berlin thousand teenage German children were taken from their homes in the Soviet occupation zone in 1945 for what the Russians described as reeducation and have not yet been returned a high German of ficial said Thursday Although this official enjoys the confidence of United States auth orities his statement could not be confirmed except by reports of children which have reached German church officials and neutral welfare organizations The German official said sever al thousand German boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were being held in camps and were given no opportunity to communicate with their parents The children were supposed to have disappeared at various times from April to December 1945 About 9 boys were said to have been taken for every girl Open Negotiations on Packinghouse Wages Chicago OlR Representatives of Swift Co and the 2 largest packinghouse unions were to meet Thursday to open negotiations for new collective bargaining agree ments in the packing industry The CIO Packinghouse Workers union and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen AFL will meet separately with officials of Swift largest of the nations packinghouses Other meetings have Been scheduled with Armour Wiison and Cudahy after the Swift nego tiations have been completed Existing contracts between the unions and the packers expire Sunday Reveal Nazi Collection of Human Skulls Nuernberg wai rimes court Thursday receivec evidence of a ghoulish nazi scheme to collect the undamaged skulls of live Jewish bolshevik commis sars for an anatomical museum at Strasbourg SS Col Wolfram Sievers was harged with taking part in the skul collecting experiment and admitted that he knew about the Plan The prosecution presentee the evidence in rounding out its case against the nazi SS or elite guard one of the organizations on rial here Documents presented to the tribunal sketched the scheme the origin of which was attributed to Heinrich Himmler gestapo chie who gulped poison after he wa arrested at the end of the war The bearded Sievers admitted that he knew about a collection af skulls which were sent in in dividual metal containers to Stras bourg but denied that he had any part in it The documents showed that th victims were taken alive to a secret place where great care was taken in killing them to that the skulls were not dam aged In the 16th century supersti tious persons believed comets I be heralds of evil Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday nigh and Friday Cooler Thursday night Iowa Fair Thursday night an Friday Cooler Thursday nighi Highest temperatures Friday in mid80s Minnesota Generally fair south and mostly cloudy north por tion with scattered shower northeast and extreme nort portions Thursday night am Friday Cooler east portio Thursday night and in north and west central portions Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statts tics for 24 hour period ending 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 78 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Thursday 68 Precipitation 71 YEAU AGO Maximum Minimum Appropriation Bill or Terminal Leave Signed by Truman Washington President Truman Thursday signed into law an appropriation bill carrying for enlisted men erminal leave pay The president has not yet signed the terminal leave pay legislation tself This is on his desk for ac 3n The bill signed Thursday also carries for the pur hase of especiallyfitted automo biles for veterans who have losl heir legs It also provides for OPA in addition to ap propriated earlier 7 More Polio Cases Des MoinesH more owa poliomyelitis cases were re ported to the state health depart ment Wednesday The new sent the weeks total in the state to 21 REDS ADVOCATE ADMISSION OF ALBANIA IN UN Russian Delegate Says Greek Charges Against Country Are False New York Russia declared Thursday that charges against Albania contained in a Greek memorandum were false accusations against the Albania people and then urged the im mediate admission of Albania to the United Nations Spcakinjr in a closed meeting of security council membership committee Alexei N Krasilnikov of Russia declared that the real tacts say that the Albanian people helped to a great extent not only the cause of Greece but also of all the allied countries Albania and outer Mongolia an other applicant have been sup ported strongly by Russia A bid from Afghanistan was next on the list of the 8 requests for admis sion The committee undertook a schedulepf 2 sessions daily to meet an Aug 20 deadline for a report to the security council which will pass its recommendations on to the general assembly in September Membership is awarded by two thirds vote of the assembly but only after the applicants are ap proved in the security council where the veto works as a black ball After Afghanistan in the order of consideration comes the King dom of Transjordan which re cently was granted independence from a British mandate and emerged as a siaunch champion of the PanArabic opposition to Jew ish migration into Palestine Transjordan has been a target of the soviet press recently but one committee delegation tenta tively supporting her application said Transjordan was a mandate grown to independence and should be welcomed into the U N on the same basis as Syria and Lebanon which became members after their release from French mandates There were no indications of opposition to the applications of Ireland Portugal and Iceland and Sweden was expected to pass mus ter when her application is re ceived However a controversy may de velop over Siam the 8th applicant to be considered because of her dispute with France over the Indo China frontier territories along the Mekong MR AND MRS MEREDITH WILLSON Couple Separated Hollywood and Mrs STATES RUSSIA CANNOT AGREE TOCOMPROM1SE Australias Evatt Charges Molotov Is Attempting to Dictate Paris Foreign Min ster Molotov told the peace con Terence Thursday that Soviet Hus jia could not agree to committee adopted rules ran nto a charge by Australias Her jert V Evatt that the Russian eader was attempting to dictate to the conference Molotov threw the plenary ses ion into confusion fay reopening the oncesettled question on vot ing procedure Molotov said the United States and Britain had re pudiated decision In the foreign ministers council He then accused Evatt of acting to create opinion against Soviel interests Evatt Australian minister of external affairs has been active m promoting the cause of the MAN SLAIN BUT BUSINESS AS waitress carrying a tray of drinks steps past the body of Marvin W Ashley 43 professional bowler who wasshot to death Wednesday night in the cocktail parlor of a Hollywood bowling alley Vic English sheriffs investigator saidthe dispute was over the affections of another waitress AP Wirephoto DOCTORS ADVISE REST FOR MAY Eliminates Chances of Appearance on Friday Washington Kentucky physicians formally advised the senate war investigating commit tee Thursday that Hep May D must have an indefinite period of rest quiet and careful attention The report was signed by Dr John J Archer medical director and Dr George P Archer surgical director of the Prestonsburg Ky general hospital It eliminate all possibility that May chairman of the house mili tary committee would be able to appear Friday before the commit tee to explain under oath his war time intervention on behalf of the Garsson munitions combine The statement was sent to the committee from the office of Warren MaGee attorney for the 71yearold legislator Earlier Thursday a daring at tempt to forestall the Garsson in quiry was disclosed officially with a committee announcement that it has the names of the individuals involved Vet Returns to Germany Because of High Prices Job Scarcity in U S Bad Nauheim exsol dier who hitchhiked his way back to Germany because he found jobs too scarce and prices too high in the United States sat in jail here Thursday awaiting American mil itary government trial on charges of illegally entering the U S zone of occupation They say theyll probably ship me back to the United States said Ralph Kpmbetz 26 year old for mer machinist from Willoughby Ohio who served 42 months in the army and was wounded in France Betz was jailed last Saturday although he said military officials have known his story ever since I he arrived here last May in quest of a job Print Speech MOSCOW com munist party newspaper printed Thursday the full text of U S Secretary of State speech Tuesday before the rules committee of the Paris peace conference The gave the speech he most prominent posi tion on its foreign news section printing the text of Soviet For eign Minister Molotovs reply beneath The 2 texts along with Tass dispatches covering later conference events occupied pages 3 and 4 Examination for Heirens Is Ordered Chicago psychiatric ex amination of William Heirens wa ordered by the criminal cour Thursday when the confessed kil ler of 2 women and a little gir was arraigned on the 3rd murde charge against him After the appointment of Z alienists arraignment on the charge of murdering Mrs Jose phine Hoss43yearoid widow on June 5 lS4n and on 2 other mur der charges was continued to Sept 4 The 17yearolddefendant en tered no pica to the Ross charge At a previous court appearance he offered no plea to charges of murdering Suzanne Degnan 6 and Miss Frances Brown 33 a former WAVE He has signed statements detailing how he slew all 3 Chief Justice Harold G Ward of the criminal court appointed Dr William Haines of the Cook coun ty Chicago Behavior clinic and Dr Harry Hoffman court psychi atrist to examine the young pos sessor of the dual personality who said he burglarized to obtain sex ual gratification The mental tests were requested by Roland Towle of defense coun sel States Attorney William J Tuohy who was in court for the first public appearance of the uni versity student since he reenacted the brufal killings Tuesday said he would approve appointment of additional alienists for the exam ination if more were requested In addition to the murder in dictments the court also continued 29 other charges of burglary as sault and robbery to Sept 4 At an arraignment last week on the Degnan and Brown killings the court fixed Aug 14 for the next hearing This assignment was su perseded by Thursdays proceed ings Heirens wasindicted only Wednesdey for the Ross murder Meredith Willson childhood sweet hearts in Mason City Iowa and for many years regarded as Holly woods ideal married couple have separated Mrs Willson revealed here Thursday Mrs Willson said she wil sue for divorce soon Blaming unfortunate difficul ties for their separation her statement said it appears a retf onciliation is impossible adding that a property settlement is be ing negotiated The Wilisons were married 26 years ago as high school sweet hearts She was Elizabeth Wilson daughter of Fred Wilson former city engineer in Mason City Since Meredith Willson rose to fame and fortune in the field of music and radio he and his wife have made frequent visits back to Mason City Meredith Willsons name was definitely tied up with Iowa ob servance of the centennial of statehood this year as his song Iowa was adapted as the Iowa centennial song He was invited to come to Mason City to direct the massed band concert at the North Iowa band festival this summer but no response was received from the composer Another Quake Rocks Dominican Republic Ciudad Trujillo Another strong earth shock in the series that began last weekend shook this capital of the Dominican Re public at a m Thursday The people poured out into the streets and fled in search of safer places Otto von Guericke German physicist invented the first ma chine to generate electricity about 1663 IN MINNESOTA Minneapolis figures Thursday listed 788 poliomyelitis cases in Minnesota with 38 new cases reported Tuesday afternoon In Minneapolis 25 new resident cases were reported and eight new nonresident cases No deaths were reported in the Twin Cities since those listed Wednesday morning The Twin City death mark stood at 69 since the first of the year from polio A report from the United States public health service Wednesday said the cumulative total of in fantile paralysis deaths in the na tion was 5454 West Virginia was the only state listed with no traces of the disease small nations before the confer ence In a fiery reply to Molotov he said the Soviet leader was try ing to enforce before the peace conference the same veto he en joyed in the foreign ministers council Evatt said Molotovs efforts to reopen the voting question smacked of filibustering and has the suggestion of intimidation Edward Kardelj of Yugoslavia who had lined up with the Soviet bloc In the rules committee fol lowed Evatt The commission on procedure has taken a very dang erous step and the Yugoslav dele gation cannot agree with this de lision Kardelj said A V Alexander British first lord of the admiralty recalled ihat the rules committee had ap proved by a vote of 15 to 6 the procedure permitting the confer ence to pass on matters by either a simple or twothirds majority Russia has contended throughout for a twothirds rule Alexander said the committee came to their decision by a ratio of five to more than the ratio of two to one wanted by Mr Molotov It is merely taking up unnecessary time for long and tedious repetition of what already has been said and published to the world The world wants to get on with the peace U S Secretary of State Byrnes vas scheduled to reply to Molotov as the conference adjourned to reconvene Friday Also scheduled to speak were the representatives of the Ukraine and While Russia The Soviet statesman his attack on the press asserting he had read in Paris papers an in terpretation of the rules commit tee decision which said The west ern powers have won the upper hand over the U S S R The Soviet Union believes that it is not the purpose of the peace conference that one or another power or blocs of power should win the upper hand over the U S S R or any other power he said The action of the rules com mittee he said had nullified the proposal of the council of foreign ministers and was a grave mis take Molotov declared anyone who expected a recommendation backed by only a simple majority to have any importance would be greatly disappointed and emphasized that the decision of the peace con ference were not of an obligatory nature to the foreign ministers council Plans Underway for 3rd Bikini Bomb Test Sometime Next Spring Off Bikini Atoll UR Plans already arc underway to explode an atomic bomb 3000 feet under water off Bikini sometime next spring Vice Admiral W H P Blandy operation crossroads com mander disclosed Thursday Blandy told a press conference that plans so far were mostly on paper and that he has not as yet submitted a detailed outline to the   

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