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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HISTORY AN 8 vot MASOV CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 30 194S Associated Press and Cnlled Pre pun MBM M ConiUls ot Two SectloniSMtlon One J0 174 RIYIALPLOTTOJILL MACARTHUR SMen 80 INJURED AS 2 BLASTS ROCK DOCK Navy Ship Explodes While Ammunition Was Being Unloaded Earle N J men were reported missing and 80 in jured Tuesday as 2 explosions rocked the destroyer escort U S S Solar which sank in lower New York bay off the Earle navy depot A navy spokesman here who made the casualty estimate said it was not complete The wounded were taken to the Earle depot post hospital and Fort Hancock hospital as well as to municipal hospitals in the area The ship blew up as ammuni tion was being unloaded The 3rd naval district head quarters in New York said most personnel got clear after an initial blast which was moderate A 2nd explosion the naval district spokesman said was of major vio lence and demolished a lighter across the pier which extends out 2Vmiles into the bay Other vessels were hauled out into the bay The first blast occurred at a m Its vibration broke windows in houses and stores in a large area of Monmouth county and it could be heard for miles around A police alarm summoning all doctors and ambulances to the scene was cancelled of an hour after the blast The police teletype said the navy had said it had suf ficient naval and army personnel The depot built by the navy in 1943 at a is the largest in theeast and has been continuing since theend of the war as a permanent naval instal lation The pier for loading and un loading is miles long and is the longest of its kind in the world The depot had a storage capaci ty for 250000 tons of ammunition 4CiFESSlO ABORTION DEATH Omaha persons 2 of them doctors have been arrested and have signed confessions in connection with the death of Mar ian Blyth whose body was found in the Missouri river Friday Chief of Detectives Fred Franks an nounced Tuesday The 4 are Dr J C Anderson of Omaha who maintains an office at 30 North 6th street Council Bluffs Dr Phillip T Campbell Omaha and Jesse and Eva Mid dleton of Omaha Franks said the alleged confes sions related that the 3 men threw the 25 year old Council Bluffs womans body in the river after she hac died following an abor tion operation performed in Dr Andersons office April 23 Judges First Case Is to Fine Himself Freeport Texas C Hardman newly elected city re corder and judge of the local cor porate court was hurrying to the city hal to be sworn in and drove through a stop signal As judge his first case was a solo affair He pleaded guilty to running the stop sign and paid himself a fine 4000 Jews on Hunger Strike at Camp in Germany T InNewYorkBay Landsberj Germany UR Four thousand Jewish residents of the Landsberg displaced per sons camp went on a hunger strike Tuesday shouting Down with Americans in an uproarious dis pute with occupation troops Under the eyes of American machinesrunners mounting guard approximately 1000 Jews marched to the camp gates shoutingpro tests against the arrest of 20 com rades followingSundays riot at the camp tism than they German shouted antiSemi American women democracy is no better than nazis Some American soldiers on trucks answered the throng derisive yells Several wept hysterically A riot was barely averted when an army truck roared into the camp through the crowd scatter ing children before it Approxi mately 200 angry Jews moved to ward the truck G I ruck driver sprang UA JAIC unver sprane American antiSemitism is I from the cab cocked his pistol and Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mild Tuesday night with occasional showers cloudy and cooler with showers in ear ly morning Iowa Cloudy and mid Tuesday night with scattered showers and thunderstorms in south and west portion Wednesday most ly cloudy scattered show ers Cooler in west portion Minnesota Cloudy and mild with scattered showers Tuesday night Mostly cloudy and turn ing cooler Wednesday with scattered showers east portion IN MASON CITY GiobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum g2 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Tuesday 59 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum SESiS SEA ANGIOEGYPTIAN SUDAN DID RUSSIAN OU71ETS SHOM CUT THROUGH OARDANEUES OF MILES AND yelled Get away from hereyou bastards He said he had been ordered to wear sidearms and that he was ready to use hisgun The soldier was persuaded to put his gun away and drove slowly on through the crowd All 4000 ot us will not work or eat until our 20 comrades are released from Landsberg prison where Hitler wrote Mein Kampf a spokesman for the camp residents said The army sought to impose a news blackout on the camn that any correspondent taking pictures at Ihe camp would lie arrested and that none would be allowed instde the camp A group of small children marched to camp headquarters in double file and then into town asking for release of the 20 prisoners The prisoners began a hunger strike Monday At 9 a m 300 Jews threw a picket line around UNRRA headquarters inside the camp UNRRA headquarters were closed tempo already become familiar to how use Ministers in Discussion on Trieste Paris foreign minis ters conference decided to devote its entire session Tuesday to a dis cussion of Trieste and the Italian Yugoslav frontier questions after receiving from U S Secretary of State Byrnes a proposal for a 4 power mutual assistance pact to keep the peace in Germany for at least a quarter of a century Byrnes proposal would pledge American military might to keep the peace in Germany for at least 25 years as part of a longterm United Slates foreign policy The hitherto secret United States proposal which would combine the military forces of the United States Russia Britain and France to assure a permanent German disarmament was made public by Byrnes at a press con ference Monday nght following a 5hour session of the foreign min isters conference The secretary of state also dis closed he had drafted a similar pact to keep United States and other allied forces on the alert against a revival of militarism in Japan but declined to reveal de tails of this proposal Byrnes says Premier Stalin had supported the idea for the 4power treaty on Germany when the 2 discussed the matter in Moscow last Christmas However Vyach eslay Molotov Russian foreign minister Monday opposed plac ing the matter on the conference agenda in connection with gener al discussions on Germany France and Britain have ac cepted the proposal in principle Byrnes said and Russia had ex pressed willingness to discuss it although without setting a defin ite time Whether the treaty draft will be placed on the agenda remained unsettled when Byrnes asked for adjournment of Monday night the conference In the Fiji islands the human nead is considered sacred and it is an insult to reach above the 32 head of another person U N Group Begins Probe of Spain in Strict Secrecy subcommittee of the v secllnty by began compiling evidence in secrecy Tr Spain menaces the peace authorized Monday hy a resolu oils unanimous moral condemnation on the 1Vubcommiltee it was committed to keep certain submitted documents confidential The subcommittee called first for data on Spain now in the hands Nations This will be supplemented by other including that of Spain republican leaders exiled in Paris PRICE ON RYE BREAD BOOSTED Washington Tuesday raised retail prices for most rye bread 2 cents a onepound loaf An official of the arency told a reporter privately that housewives soon may pay more for white bread and other kinds Bakers the official said are seeking an increase of a cent a onepound loaf on other than rye bread He added that some in crease looks The rye bread hike ot 2 cents effective immediately pushes re tail prices to 11 and 12 cents for most onepound loaves OPA said It will remain in effect at least until June 30 when the agency will reexamine bakers costs to determine whether the higher ceilings should be continued Explaining the increase OPA noted that ceilings of rye grain do not become effective until June 1 Wedding Too Much for Bridegroom Attendants Sussex Wis warm spring air filled St Pauls Luth eran church during the wedding of Leroy Wandsneider and Kramer As the Rev H A Crusius tied the nuptial knot the bridegroom fell to the floor in a faint Then his brother Floyd fainted Sec onds later Lester Van Lare an at tendant slumped to he floor in a faint The investigators did not dis close the sources of documents on Spain which are classed as too confidential to be aired in public now and there was no indication that Spain herself would offer any information As it besran its Inquiries how ever the subcommittee was con fronted with the probability that new evidence would be fed to it from both Russia asid the Spanish republicans Shortly after the subcommittee was named by the council on a ballot of 10 affirmative votes with Russia abstaining the Mos cow radio Monday night said a signed draft of a secret 1943 Span ishGerman military protocol had been captured in the German for eign ministry during the battle of Berlin more than a year ago The exiled Spanish republicans who are represented here by 2 De Los Rios and Jose Antonio cated that Prime Minister Jose Giral of the exile regime was ex pected to arrive here from Paris at any moment with new infor mation Although the Spanish republi can observers regarded the coun cils appointment of a subcom mittee as a necessary minimum measure of action and accepted it with reservations they said their views on Franco certainly would be laid before the inquiry There seemed little likelihood that the subcommittee headed by Australias new delegate Paul Hasluck would go beyond the re ceipt and assembly of solicited and volunteered data on Spain or that it would carry its inquiry into Europe without further or ders from the council Lewis Wants Miners Back Holiday Pay coal op erators reported Tuesday John L Lewis had refused to discuss a new contract to end the 30day old strike of 400000 Winers until the owners pay the money he claims1 for 4 past holidays The operators said the TTnilccl Mine Workers chief demanded that the operators adjust the pay for the weeks in which last Labor day Thanksgiving Christmas and New Years occurred on the basis of a presidential executive order No This had allowed in clusion of G specified holidays in fisrurinff overtime for the and 7th consecutive days of work Charles ONeill speaking for the told a news confer ence the producers had thought that President Trumans revoca tion of the order last Aug 21 had freed them from considering the holidays in figuring the extra pay for overtime in a given week ONeill and Edward R Burke head of the Southern Goal Pro ducers association said there was no way of estimating how much was involved Since contract ne gotiations were resumed at ihe governments request Monday they said has insisted that the operators pay that claim as a condition to talking about a new contract The operators said Ihey had offered to place ihe question be fore an impartial arbitrator ap pointed by Secretary of Labor Schwcllenbach but Lewis had rejected the well as their suggestion for settlement of the issue by districts Lewis walked out of the tiaUons April 10 ten days after the strike began saying that it was futile to continue when the operators would not commit themselves on his demand for a unionadministered health and welfare fund raised by a levy on each ton of coal The operators insisted that Lewis say what his wage and hour demands are and settle those first They offered to examine the sub ject ot a joint health and welfare fund for miners under excessive hardship A GIs DREAM BECOMES vank to go overseas from Camp Kilmer N J in 1944 exSgt Bass H Lewis Jr of Columbus Ga enjoys the fulfillment of a wish he expressed at that time He said that hed like to have breakfast a the Astor in New York and have a colonel serve it to him in bed Col Cecil Eutleclge Buffalo TV rf of Camp Kilmer i does the honors for the happy vet International Put Heat on Black Markets to Improve Food Situation turned more heat on the situation and halting the diversion of famine rdicf supplieTfor over 3n the start of a vigorous craclc ket proms CVadCrS susPcetea aping huge black niar Were going after these fellov DECKER PLANT GETS RELEASE Des JUomcs packing plants in 11 Iowa cities af fected by President Trumans an nouncement that the big 5 of the meat packing industry were be ing released from government control The smaller plants in the state had been returned earlier to pri vate control G M Foster president of John Morrell and company Ottumwa one of the plants listed among the big 5 said he had no comment to make on Trumans announce ment The other Iowa plants most of which apparently had been re turned earlier to private owner ship included Jacob E Decker and Sons Mason City Armour Sioux City Cudahy Sioux City Kingan and Co Storm Lake Kohrs Packing Co Davenport Rath Packing Co Waterloo Iowa Packing Co Des Moines Arnold Brothers Perry Swift Sioux City Tobin Packing Co Fort Dodge and Estherville and Wilson and Co Cedar Rapids The Decker plant is an Armour subsidiary and Iowa Packing company and Arnold Brothers are Swift subsidiaries Iowa City Accept SUI Plans state board of education has accepted prelim inary floor plans for the 000 unit structure of the alluni versity library and exterior sketches for the ultimate com pleted building Virgil M Han cher president of the University i of Iowa has announced REVEAL WASTE OF ARMY FOOD Civilian Committee Finds Bad Management Washington The army got a bad report card Tuesday for a lot of its KP departments Secretary of War Patterson was told the army has overstocked food wasted it and cooked and served it in a manner definitely below the accepted practices of commercial hotels and restau rants The findings were made by a special 9man committee of civil ian food experts assigned by Pat terson to survey army food man agement and propose conservation methods The report card wasnt all bad marks however The experts found GI bakeries superior in operation They also commended the good quality of provisions purchased for army use at the greatest economy And they found storage facilities generally adequate and well located The committee headed by John Ii Hennessy an executive of the Statlcr hotel chain was appointed shortly after VJ day Its survey covered the period from Sept 4 to Oct 29 1945 In Ihe course of its investigation it visited some 42 army posts in the United States In releasing the report the war department said Monday night that steps already had been taken to correct some of the conditions criticized by the experts especially food spoilage and overstocking The department noted that the latter conditions had developed during the demobilization period I To improve army food manage ment and handling the committee recommended that pay rates and working conditions be made more attractive to compensate for the hard work and long hours It specifically proposed an extra dol lar a day for KP duty Attorney General Tom Clark promising that the drive will be strengthened and accelerated OPA also disclosed a slepped up enforcement campaign aimed primarily at the black market in meat which Secretary of Agricul ture Anderson said is thwarting the nations efforts to meet relief export goals in lard and meat Administrator Paul Porter said that OPA soon will have 850 en forcement agents working against the meat black markets as com pared with about 650 at present and some 400 90 days ago Porter was hopeful of a marked change1 in the situation within the next 2 months The broad food picture was marked by these developments 1 The agriculture department reported that it will take a years to restore European food produc tion to prewar levels 2 Another agriculture report placed the nations April com supply stocks 13 per cent under last years figures 3 Secretary Anderson warned that food shortages here mav con tinue into 1948 and asserted in a speech Monday that further food sacrifices will be sought from the people He did not go into details on the latter point 4 Latest government statistics disclosed that the general level of farm product prices soared this month to their highest mark since July 1920 The lilt came from major advances in prices for meat animals fruits and cotton President Truman canvassed the food situation again Monday in a conference with 4 highranking Jjdes A brief while earlier he ap pealed to n group of 300 WashinR Lon clergymen for their help in promoting food conservation Gov Blue Will Speak at Banquet in Manly Robert D Blue will be the principal speaker at a courtesy dinner to be given at the Sacred Heart parish hall at oclock Thursday night by the Manly State bank Business people of the commun ity will be guests of the bank ac cording to President Leonard Sim mer and there is nothing of a po litical implication about the oc casion Approximately 200 guests are expected to attend RUSSIANS BUZZ CLARKS PLANE Vienna P Two Russian lighters buzzed the personal plane of Gen Mark W Clark Tuesday as it was being flown from Vienna to Linz by Brig Gen Ralph A Snavely commander ot the U S F A air division This was the 3rd incident in volving soviet fighters and Amer ican planes in 10 days Clark was not aboard his plane a B17 Flying Fortress He made his 3rd protest against the Bussian activities when he learned of Tuesdays attack Son to Princess Sibyllc Stockholm son was born Tuesday to Princess Sibylle wife of Prince Gustaf Adolf as suring continuation of the J3er nadotte dynasty in Sweden ASSASSINATION WAS PLANNED FOR MAY DAY Plot Was Revealed by Jap Whbm Ringleader Attempted to Poison Tokyo MacArthur was marked for assassination May day Wednesday with hand grenades and pistols some time during communistic demonstra tions near his headquarters his office announced Tuesday American authorities learned of the assassination plot through one of the participants whom Hideo Tokayama the accused but unap prehended leader attempted to poison said Brigr Gen Frayne Baker MacArthurs public rela tions officer The Japanese government offi cially presented its apologies at MacArthurs office as reports of the plotspreading like wildfire through Japanese fears of harsher occupation poli cies Kyuchi Tokuda general secre tary of the communist party quickly said ihe communists werent involved and added We have absolutely no reason to do away with General MacArthur Tokayarca former Kerapeital tinought police officer who lat er became a kamikaze snjclde pilot was known to possess gren ades and pistols Baker said He was engaged for some time in pre liminary arrangements to enlist assistance in a plot to kill Mac Arthur a headquarters statement added and had accumulated 140 000 yen for the purpose At one time in his negotiations he attempted to kill by putting poison in his coffee one of the plotters because he felt this man would fail the announcement said Fortunatelythe poison was not immediately fatal He was taken by the Japanese police to an American hospital xvherc Ihrough experienced assistance he was revived and detailed parts of the ploi The informant not identified by headquarters will be kept in cus tody as one of the original plot ters Baker said Japanese police released a photograph ot Toka yama to the Japanese press in an effort to speed his arrest The headquarters announce ment added A plot has been uncovered to assassinate the supreme comman der of the allied powers as an in cident to the communist parade and mass meeting scheduled for May 1 The leader of he plot is Hideo Tokayama who has not yet been apprehended Other known plolicrs still are at large but are beingrounded up Col Harry I T Cveswell Mac Arthurs chief of civil intelligence said his section has no informa tion as to Tokayamas politics In fact no political party was men tioned in connection with the case Cresweil said an informant told headquarters of the plot 5 days ago The informant related that 5 or 6 persons were involved but he did not know by what means they proposed to kill the allied com mander said he expected stories in the Japanese press about the plotwould aid in the appre hension of Tokayama and the others Identification of Tokayama was made by Col Larry Bunker Mac Arthurs assistant military secre tary No extra guards were visible around the MacArthur office Tuesday The announcement stat ed The supreme commander of the allied powers has again re fused to permit any unusual pre cautions to be taken for the pro tection of his life Big labor celebrations arc sched uled for Tokyo and other sections in Japans first May day observ ance in 11 years Three hundred thousand are expected to gather in front of the imperial palace one block from MacArthurs headquar ters for speeches and a parade MacArthur did not plan any variation from his routine for Wednesday and will not make any because of the plot Bunker said Headquarters recalled that ru mors of such plots against Mac Arthur had been heard several times but they failed to material ize sufficiently to be considered senously However on Jan MacArthurs of such a plot became so strong that Bnjf Gen E R Thorpe then head of the civil intelligence section is sued a statement denying that any threats had been made or that the guard had been augmented Train Kills Tot Cedar Rapids Lee Patton 8 son of Mr and Mrs Al fred Patton was killed Monday by a Northwestern passenger train as he crossed the tracks on his way home from school ;