Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, December 10, 1945

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

December 10, 1945

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - December 10, 1945, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin THE WEATHER For Wisconsin: Partly cloudy, continued cold tonight and Tuesday. Occasional snow flurries northeast and extreme east. Local weather facts for 24 hours preceding 7 a. m.: Maximum 12; minimum 7. Raoids Daily Tribim e CONSTRUTIVE NEWS PV P E R Fight Disease with Christmas Seals Thirty-Second 9959. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Monday, December 10, 1945. Single Copy Five Cents Nazis Urged Japs to War in Spring of '41 Deny Knowledge That Nips Would Strike Pearl Harbor mili- tary leaders were urging Japan to get into the war in the spring of 1941 but had no idea the Japanese might strike an opening blow at Pearl Harbor, according to a hither- to secret German command order disclosed today at the Nuernberg war crimes trial. American prosecutors laid before the four-power tribunal a directive signed March 5, 1941, by Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, chief of the high command, proposing a Japanese attack on Singapore as a means of "forcing England to the ground quickly and thereby keep- ing the United States out of the war." That Keitel was reluctant at that lime to fight America was seen in his warning that Japanese attacks be extended to bases "of American naval power only if entry of the United States into the war cannot be prevented." Cover New Evidence In a court session marked by the plea of innocence by Ernst Kalten- brunner, once-dreaded No. 2 man in the Gestapo, American prosecutors turned to evidence of collaboration between Japan and Germany in spreading aggression throughout the Kaltenbrunner, recovering from a cranial hemorrhage which sent him to the hospital just before the historic trial opened three weeks ago, was brought before the four- power tribunal and declared: "I do not believe that I have made myself guilty." The tall, scarfaced Gestapo man joined his co-defendants as the Hit- lerite leaders heard themselves ac- cused in their own words of launch- ing the invasion of Soviet Russia in 1941 with- the coldly calculated de- termination to starve the Russian people so that the Germans them- selves might eat. Attack Two Leaders Paunchy Hermann Goering and k Alfred Rosenberg, official Nazi philosopher and head of the party's foreign affairs bureau, bore the brunt of the American prosecu- tion's attack at the opening of the fourth week of the trial. Disclosing the detailed German plans to strip captured Russian territory of food, industries and raw materials, prosecutors introduced as evidence a speech made by Rosen- berg on June 22, days before the which the Nazi leader declared "we see abso- lutely no reason for any obligation on our part to feed also the Rus- sian people with products of that surplus territory." American army physicians said they would decide tomorrow wheth- er Kaltenbrunner was strong enough to spend full days in court. Maj. Douglas Kelley, chief jail psychiatrist, said Kaltenbrunner had been examined and found mentally sound after his recovery from the effects of the cranial hemorrhage. Hurley and Acheson Present Views In Iran Policy Row Washington Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hurley today charged Under-secretary of State Dean Ache- son with wrecking a policy ap- proved by the late President Roose- velt for fighting foreign monopolies, particularly British, in Iran and the Middle East. Hurley, former ambassador to China, returned to the witness stand of the senate foreign relations com- mittee immediately after Acheson had told of a meeting in his office in which participants almost came to blows over charge made by Hur- ley that a young assistant of Ache- son had not had military service and should be in the army. When Hurley returned to the wit- ness stand today he said that it was time that the meeting was held but that the Acheson version of it was incorrect. Records Letters He then read into the record two letters from former Secretary of State Stettinius and one from the late President Roosevelt to prove, he said, that his proposals had been Local Doctor Qiven Honor Dr. L. C. Pomainville has been informed that a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons was formally conferred upon him in ab- sentia at the annual meeting of the board of regents held recently in Chicago. Dr. Pomainville was required to submit 50 case records of major work done in which he was the re- sponsible surgeon. Cases submitted are judged on their individual mer- its as to the professional ability, training and experience of the ap- plicant in the particular field of surgery in which he is engaged. The local doctor served both over- seas and in the United States as a lieutenant in the medical corps of the USNR and will receive his final release January 1, 1946. He enter- ed service October 10, 1943. He is a 1931 graduate of the University of Wisconsin school of medicine, in- terned at Milwaukee County hospi- tal in 1932 and was a house sur- geon at the same hospital the fol- lowing year. He began his prac- tice in 1933. Cases Quickly HandledWhen Court Opens When the December term of coun- ty court opened this morning at the courthouse. Judge Frank W. Calkins quickly disposed of the number of cases to come before him. Several cases were dismissed, settled or scheduled for trial. Three criminal cases were among those settled. Steve Frankwick, Sr., Marshfield, indicated a desire to plead guilty to a morals charge, and was sentenced to serve not less than five and no more than six years at hard labor in state's prison at Wau- pun. Two cases of issues of fact for court were passed, one was continued and five divorce cases were sched- uled for trial. No dates were set. A jury will try an assault and battery case at 10 o'clock Wednes- day morning involving Paul L. Blum, Marshfield, against Willard H. Na- son, Route 4, Wisconsin Rapids. Blum charges that Nason assaulted him June 6, 1945 at Marshfield, re- sulting in a brain concussion. Added to the original calendar were cases involving three Wiscon- in Rapids persons, Edward Steinack- er, 710 Dewey street, Elva Steinack- er, his wife and Mrs. Viola Mum- ford, 411 Tenth avenue north, against the Home Mutual Casualty company of Wisconsin. The claims grew out of an accident involving a truck driven by Carl H. Brehm, 19, Route 4, and a car driven by Mrs, Steii'.acker, July 24 at an intersection on County Trunk M, about 13 miles northwest of Wisconsin Rapids. Mrs. Mary Plansky, 80, 411 Tenth avenue north, a passenger in the Steinacker car died from injuries received in the accident. Mrs. Steinacker is asking for injuries received in the accident, Mrs. Mumford is seeking and Mr. Steinacker is asking for the loss of his automobile and for other losses. approved and were in fact American policy for Iran and the Middle East. For this, he argued that Acheson had wrecked the policy. "I did nothing to wreck the United States policy in Acheson told the committee. He then related this story: Early in 1944 Hurley wrote to President Roosevelt outlining a set of ideas and suggestions for policy in the Middle East. The president sent it to the state department which found "practical difficulties" in the proposal. Chief Difference The chief difference of opinion arose over lend-lease arrangements with the British. Hurley wanted to discontinue the use of a British corporation for distribution of lend- lease goods. "My views were in part Acheson said. Majority members of the commit- tee were reported over the weekend to be taking this view: The Oklahoma soldier-diplomat has laid his charges that underlings douglecrossed him in China and that Acheson "defeated" American policy in Iran. But Secretary of State Byr- nes denied the former and termed the latter news to him. In addition. President Truman has assured newsmen that to his know- ledge Acheson did not under-cut the administration's policy in Iran. Acheson was called to present his reply to Hurley. William Foth, 93, Dies at Residence In Port Edwards William Foth, 93, 131 Letendre avenue. Port Edwards, died at his home at 6 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of one week due to influenza. Funeral sen-ices will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran church in Spencer the Rev. Mr. Staples officiating Burial will be in Spencer. Mr. Foth was born in New Bran denburg, Germany, May 9, 1S52 and came to this country in 1882, settling in central Wisconsin. He was mar ried in Germany to Wilhemina Lang who died 21 years ago. Five children survive. They ar Charlie Foth, Stratford; Mrs. B'ertha Alexander. Rhinelander; Fred Foth Mrs. Alvina Luepke. Spencer, an Rudolph Foth, Port Edwards. Thre children died previously. Funeral arrangements are' in charge of Krohn and Berard. WONT SEIZE GM PLANT; LEWIS ASSAILS CIO-UAW BULLETIN The United Auto Workers (CIO) today pro- posed to the Ford Motor 'com- pany a "company security" plan providing for discharge of any employe found guilty of "fom- enting, instigating or giving leadership" in an unauthorized strike. The proposal also pro- for financial penalties against any worker participat- ing in an unauthorized walk- out. By the Associated Press) Secretary of Labor isclosed today the government -ould not seize the General Motors orporation facilities in a move to nd a strike which John L. Lewis aid was timed by "the poor blunder- ig leaders" of the CIO United Auto Workers. "Strikes always end and it is im- lortant this one end as soon as tossible because the automobile in- .ustry is one of the most important n our economic Schwellen- ach told a news conference in )etroit. The labor secretary said the gov- rnment still had authority to seize he GM strike crippled plants under xisting wartime emergency laws jut added, "it won't be exercised." Such power, he said, has been used only when absolutely necessary." tesume Talks Meanwhile as the striking CIO- AW leaders resumed negotiations vith GM officials on the union's demand for a 30 per cent wage >oost, Lewis called on the govern- ment to allow a price for new cars vhich he contended would afford -he corporation "a fair profit." Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, sharply criticized the gov- ernment, the General Motors corpor- ation and leaders of the striking JAW union in the current automo- :ive strikes. In Detroit, the UAW's negotia- tions with the Ford Motor company entered a new phase. Union negotiators with Ford DEFERS ACTION The Supreme Court today deferred any acttion on a request by Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita that it inter- vene in the war criminal case which brought his conviction and the death sentence. HI NABOR s Mobody ain't lever got no- where much trying to mix romance and rheumatism. i EWSPAPEflfl RUDOLPH NATIVE DIES Mrs. William Mckinley, a native of Rudolph, died at her home in Osakis, Minn., Sunday according to word received here. She was a [laughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Livernash. As We Go To Press SUBMIT PROPOSAL Washington Creation o an independent air force was pro posed today in legislation introducet in the house by the chairmen of th military and naval committees. Marshall Upholds Army Forecasts of Jap THESE PROPELLORS GET the motors idle tit Boiling Field. Washington, the dual propellors in the tail of the XB-12 demonstrate Ivnv the experimental bomber winged acioss the continent from coast in record-breaking time of hours, 17 minutes and 34 seconds. hoped to crack a problem that had developed over the company's de- mand for protection against unau- thorized work stoppages and slow downs. Union Claims Plan The CIO-UAW says it has the answer in a plan for penalizing 'wild cat" strikes. It expressed con- fidence the company will accept the union's company security guarantee to be presented later today. No details of the plan were made public. Across the nation labor troubles affected approximately 400.000 workers, with the General Motors strike alone idling 213.000. Other continuing strikes involved 30.000 AFL Lumber and Sawmill Workers in the Pacific northwest: to over-the-road AFL truckers in the midwest; CIO Glass Workers in seven states and AFL employes of the Greyhound Bus lines, besides smaller disputes. Nazis Regarded Patton And Eisenhower Tops' (EDITOR'S XOTE: hi c.v- ibiie intcri'itu- Maj. GUI. Eti'-in. Lahouscn flz'rcb the Girmnn intelli- gence of the American army's ubilitj how the German ml id Ameri- can generals. Lnlioitbtn, a s'rn- icit- ncss at the international military tribunal, KYIS clnet of in the German intilhycnce and I'.'os one of the hand men of Admiral ]Valtcr Can- aris, German intelliyence CONTINUES BOARD PLANS Pres i d e n Truman went ahead today with plans for the appointment of a fact-finding board in the General Motors strike case despite the work- ers' refusal to heed his back-to- work plea. Residents Shiver As Mercury Slides After enjoying fairly balmy weather for December, Wisconsin Rapids residents "threw another log on the fire" as the temperature dropped sharply Sunday. Maximum temperature this week- end according to official informa- tion was 12 degrees above zero with seven degrees listed as the minimum. A state low of five degrees above zero was reported at LaCrosse and Park Falls. The seven degrees was a season low for this area. Duluth lakeshore residents shivered in a minus one temperature. Forecast for Wisconsin is con- tinued cold for tonight and Tues- day, Consolidated House May be Model For Others to be Built by Company "Don't apply. It's already is the humorous warning issued to victims of the housing shortage by- Plastic division heads of Consolidat- ed Water Power and Paper company in regard to a four-room house which they are about to erect on Elm street. The house, according to the engi- neer, will be 24 by 36 feet and will contain a living room, two bedrooms, bath, dinette, kitchen and full base- ment. It is not an experimental home, it was pointed out, and the company is not attempting to build a temporary "paper house." It was also explained that Consoweld ma- terial would not necessarily be used throughout the house but "where- ever it will serve as well or better than ordinary materials." Breaking ground for the basement began this morning and the entire construction is expected to take about three months. Contracts for heating, plumbing, wiring, the base- ment and painting have already been let to local agencies. Cy Van- derplocg, who has done individual contract work in the vicinity of Arpin, is job superintendent. Gen- era! construction will be done by Consolidated workmen. "Sectional House" Myron Saunders, project engineer, stated that this could truthfully be called a "sectional house" as parts of it are being constructed at the Plastics shop and will then be taken over to the lot. Experiments are being carried out to design the vari- ous parts in such a way so that the forms may be used in the construc- tion of parts for other similar homes. Del Rowland, manager, stated that the general plan now is to complete this first home and build about 10 more near the newly acquired Wis- consin River Paper company and 10 at Biron. Primary purpose will be to alleviate the housing shortage for employes but along with that the company will see if it is poss.ble to develop these houses in mass pro- duction. Mr. Saunders explained that the house will have no plaster but will be all dry wall construction. The floors will be of the concrete slabs which are new to home buildinir. There will be standard windows but the doors will be composed of core type or "flush" Consoweld. It have an oil heater in the basement. Would Use Same Form? The expense for this initial home will be higher than for the others, the engineer explained, due to the added cost of forms for the sections, molds for the concrete and oilier incidentals. The company hopes to use these for as many as 2.1 more houses without charge, it was stated. Both engineer and manager stressed the fact that the experi- menting is being done in the shop and the finished product will not be merely a phase of the experiment, but a "real home." BY GEORGE- TUCKER army intelligence officers icgardcd Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower as a "great military above even Ger- man generals, because of his skill- ful military planning and his abil- ity to "over-ride feelings and ob- jections on political grounds in the interest of achieving the one thing that was successful accomplishments of military opera- tions." The author of that statement is Maj. Gen. Erwin Lahousen, star prosecution witness and German army intelligence chief who evaluat- ed the fighting qualities of various Allied armies from the German viewpoint in an exclusive interview with ihe Associated Press. General George S. Patton, Jr., was looked upon as the best and most fcaicd of the American field commanders by the Germans, La- housen said. The German aimy "underestimat- ed'' the American army at the start of the war, looking upon American soldiers as "well-fed football play- ers, the German general said, but soon learned its error. He said that at the end of the war there was little difference, from a German viewpoint, in the American, British or Russian armies. But eaily in the war the Russians were better at ex- ploiting break throughs and daring in leadership compared with the British-American combination. He declared that if the Allies had been a bit more daring in Tunisia they would have wiped out the Ger- man forces before they could have been reinforced, but he added: "It was our impression, too, that because this was the fiist operation they wished to bp ex- tremely careful and conservative in order to prevent any unfavorable leaction in politics. By way of self- criticism now, take in eonipuri-on the Americans at Avauinches in France, when they were very sine of themselves and military opera- tions took a rapid Turning to the efficiency of the vanous counter intelligence M i v ices, Lahoii'en rated the first, the Americans and Rii'.-uiii1- about, equal, and the Gei mi'ii.-; a poor last. He said it was extremdy difficult to agents into Ru-.-ia of counter intelligence mi and into America because of the At- lantic ocean. Lahoii'-rn si'id in conclusion (hat as far as picuntmg .sabotage, which was his own sph >s. -...ite ure'1- t'T of the national for i.ifantile .-.jid toj.ay that checks totalling been .scut to Lincoln a'ul V> ,u counties to onl 1-val iunds in the counties' fight polio- myelitis. Mi continued. "Sale? of E bond-, will continue the balance "f the, month and will he credited tc the Victory Loan quota. It is to be hoped that the goal will be rpach hef'Tc or by the lime the books are finally closed.'' Mr. Kruger expressec appieriation to all those who assisted bun in the various cam- paigns anil pointed out that thosej who have participated through the' purchase of bouls will have helped thenuelvos as well as their govern- ment. It also was announced today by L. A. Ross, manager of the Wis- consin Rapids unit, that the Kraft Foods company has purchased 000 in bonds which was credited to Wood county's quota. SHOPPING DAYS Tilt CHRiSTMAS Georgie Pcrgie, pudding and pie. Forgot his girl, and maat her cry; Don't jrou shore poor Gewgie't fate. Stop right jetting NEWSPAPEJRflRCHI1 ;