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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMJ DCPArHMENT OF THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL LI AssocUUd Press and United Press Full Leased Wltea MAKES AtL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Five cents a Copy I Raid Airmen Back arrived from Peiping by plane Saturday 4belr llrSt WmdS WCre SaW for American i chasc JNielsen of Hyrum Utah Lt Robert MadVatore D of said front that large numbers were killing themselves presumably in the traditional manner of disembowel romelanVSd of their TV feeling understood by the allies of the western nations the Tokyo commentator Isamu Inouyc said This spirit is deeper than they can fathom The are hypersensitive Inoiiye said the Japanese had fought with everything they had during the war and now were in Lt Nielsen said I feel I am a real American again The 3 were brought to Chungking by way of Sian in Shensi province after a parachuted rescue team discovered them in Japa nese hands A 4th flyer found with left behind with team He is It Cteorge Barr for merly of QueensN Y who was reported suffering from beriberi and not in a condition to be moved now For the 3 who stepped from the C47 transport Lady Jean on to the runway at the 7 Dragons air drome outside Chungking it was the happiest day in more than 3 years TheChinese capital celebrating the flyers rescue was ready to offer its best Deshazer was the bombardier and Kite was copilot ot the same plane They had been together since they bailed out into Free China territory and were taken prisoners by the Japanese troops who had disguised themselves as Chinese soldiers Kite and Deshazer had attacked Nagoya Nielsen navigator in an other plane had attacked Tokyo Nielsens plane crashlanded at sea He swam 4 hours to reach land staggered ashore and col lapsedHe awoke the next morn ing to find 2 large vultures on a rock looking at him Our life raft it seemed was made in it didnt work Nielsen said But our life vests did FHA Restores Easy Credit Plan for Building Homes RECONVERSION AT A GLANCE FHA restores easycredit program on homes Trouble brewing over prices of new goods Army helps situation on truck tires Many paper products rushed to civilians Washington credit terms on homebuilding came back to the nation Saturday The homebuilding will follow shortly Not only also washing machines autos tires and pa in the news for Americans rapidly reconverting from the nightmare of war But along with the bright tidings came rumblings of trouble over prices The government wants to hold prices down Some manufac turers spoke up and said the government goes too far Heres the way things looked 1 The federal housing tration announced it is returning to its prewar program of insuring mortgages on homes Ten thou sand private and ready to lend the money with FHA backing Maybe you cant start building just ling 2 Washing machinesstarted I Hitler Wanted IS XT ft Norway for iybe you cant start building T it yet but you can start arrang I o OT M a loam JJdot O LdllU vcu Oslo UtDiVidlriin Quisling ad but mitted Saturday that Adolf Hit he industry isnt satisfied with ler planned tomake Norway E inces machine makers lastditch bastion after the fall ol jre seeking 15 per cent more than Germany and was prepared to hey go in May 1942 The OP A wage v4 against Sweden irthat vants prices to be only o2 per country interfered ent higher 3 And heres the dope on other hingstocome sum puppet premier saio that the automotive coun nazi leaders still hoped to prolong il for war production happy over fridays WPB order removing all timits on auto output said 500000 jars between now and Christmas hre more than possible Unless the fules are changed these cars have spare tires army put 255000 its truck tires on the market for Svilians The commerce depart I jent will sell them to dealers The jTB said it expects real im ovement in the truck tire situ iion within one month in pas nger tires in3 months b and magazines ill grow bigger The WPB ended I restrictions on the use of pa i r for those for j mmercial printing greeting rds picture post cards and walll per IiPfevspapers will continue to be in the use of newsprint ijch is still scarce rhe WPB also promised more toilet paper facial tissue paper towels and napkins paper straws wax paper and window shades Manufacturers were told to go the limit on those items last controls 3 on the wonder drug will be lift Tuesday Plenty for civilians j soon I one isnt I so encouraging The WPB is con I sidering the lifting of bans on the I sale of civilian ammunition but I fears such a state might deprive I farmers ranchers and policemen j of the shells they need to fight off I the crows wolves and burglars A I decision is expected next week Weather Report FORECAST MasonCity Fair and cool Satur day night Sunday increasing cloudiness and warmer with scattered thundershowers at night Iowa Fair Saturday through Sun day cooler Saturday and in south Saturday slightly warmer Sunday Fair Saturday night warmer north and west portions Increasing cloudiness and warm er Sunday followed by showers south and west portions Sunday afternoon or night IN MASON CUT GlobeGazette Weather Statistics Maximum Friday 79 Minimum Friday 44 8 Saturday 51 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 5j MASON CITY IOWA AUGUST 25 1945 Haggard DO Tokyo Radio Reports Japs Committing Mass HaraKiri Tf A M odn rrancisco Tokyo said Saturday that Japanese I MM 1 f M 1 V ftl Palace statt at HIR iimn nf construction deep sorrow and gloominess and cannot realize they have been beaten Everything is dark and gloomy he said Transportation is in a confused state Homes are leaking with rain Everything is in dire straits The Japanese have no baths Health conditions are bad The Japanese are tasting de feat FCC monitors said the report carried in a Japaneselanguage broadcast beamed to North Amer ica gave no details of the mass suicides Though Tokyo previously had announced that her war minister at the time of her surrend er had committed suicide to atone for Japans defeat this was the first intimation that harakiri had spread to the Japanese masses Japanese tradition holds that a person may recover lost face by committing harakiri While his people were atoning with death for their failure to win the war for the emperor he issued an imperial rescript call ing upon the Japanese armed forces to demobilie with speed and in order We trust that you officers and men of the imperial forces will comply with our intention and take up civilian jobs as our loyal subjects and that you will set enduring hardships and cutting your way through the brambles the rescript said A Tokyo broadcast a few hours earlier advised the Japanese peo ple to acknowledge the fact that Japan has lost the war and that she is a defeated nation Only with the honest and true acknowledgement of this fact can we make a beginning of the new Japan the broadcast said Going even further the influ ential newspaper Asahi said in a Icnthy editorial quoted by To kyo that Japan actually had lost the war long before the ap pearance of the atomic bomb and the soviet declaration of war Hong Kong Claim Chungking Chiang KaiShek said Saturday that Outer Mongolia should be granted independence that Tibet should be made autonomous and that the status ot Hong Kong as a British crown colony would not be changed without negotiations Chinas major aims are the reestablishment of the nations terri torialaiid administrative integrity in Manchuria recovery of Formosa and the Pescadores and restoration of Koreas independence Chiang said in a statement which may have been designed in part to prepare the people for the new ChineseRussian treaty Terms of the treaty have not been disclosed otticially The Bern radio said Friday night in a broadcast recorded by the FCC that the treaty provided for Russian recognition of Chinese sovereignty in NS HOLDBACK LANDINGS NEAR TOKYO Testifying in the 6th day of his treason the former Norwe gian puppet premier said that the the war as late as May 5 1945 only 3 days before their final sur render He said that Joseph Terboven nazi civil governor of Norway in formed him of the nazi plans on that date after a hurried confer ence in northern Germany with Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz who assumed control of the German government after Hitlers death Quisling said Hitler himself told him in January 1945 that Ger many had developed a secret weapon of terrific effect which would turn the tide against the allies The accused traitor said he warned Hitler against using Nor way as a last center of resistance on the ground that Sweden would invade the country if that plan was carried out The nazi fuehrer retorted that the Swedish ports of Gothenburg and Malmoe would be devastated immediately if Sweden entered the Quisling said Quislings admission came after an antinazi German officer Maj Fntjof Hamrnersen testified that the expremier had shaken up the korwegian home army to weed out unreliable troops from its ranks Hamrnersen said 250 Norwegian officers were deported to Ger many because Quisling mistrusted them Settie Accident Suit Des Moines dam age suit against the Safety Bus Lines Marshalltown Iowa brought by Lee Roy Sfcadley 17 CoUax Iowa injured in a bus truck collision May 25 was settled Friday for District Judge Tom K Murrow approved the set tlement An ordnance plant work er Shadley was one of 12 persons hurt in the crash in which 3 were KillecL Delay Occupation Operation 2 Days By LEONARD MILLIMAN Associated Press War Editor Typhoons delayed American landings on the sacred islands of the combined might of Emperor Hiro mto s armed force could not maybe they didnt General Mac Arthur announced western Pacific storms had forced postponement of formal surrender and all allied occupation operations for at least 2 days A dispatch filed almost simultaneously from Okinawa re ported a threatening typhoon had dissipated itself on the forrIundayaPan Md th6 prelimnary airborne flight was rescheduled MacArthurs announcement made a few hours before a doctor of laws degree was conferred on him by Santo Tomas university which grated coincided with speedy soviet occupation of Korea and a statement YromGeMralissimoChiarig smoothed fllli flf Tnmm GEN RAW ABE ARRIVES AT Gen Taka Kawabe vice chief of the Japanese imperial staff and head of the Japanese surrender arrangement delegation and a member of his staff right arrive at general headquarters in Manila to present their creden tials from Emperor Hirohito At left is an unidentified American soldier AP Wirephoto from U S army Fighter Pilots Beat MacArthur to Japan San Francisco Lightning fighter planes and a B17 Flying Fortress made emergency landings on an enemyheld airstrip on the Japanese mainland Saturday and returned to Okinawa after crew members chatted with members of the garrison broadcasts from kiw Okinawa said Saturday and Fifhter Pilots U CoCIay TJce Phoenix Officer Douglas B Hall Anamosa Iowa and an un niiajiiuaci juwii ana an un disclosed number of crew members from the B17 stepped from their planes on south central Kyushu The fifhter pilots forced down by cngme trouble spent nearly 3 hours on Japanese soil broadcasts The B17 crewmen gave the Japanese a case of C rations and as thouEh tney were mighty hungry Tice was quoted Then they gave the Americans a box of hard sugar candy It was the first reported erate landing of U S planes on Japanese home soil since the war began Overhead other planes of the flight circled protectively for a short time then headed for Okinawa Tice and Hall sat in their planes for a while but nothing happened The place seemd deserted Then Tice got out of his Lightning and began examining one of 2 Japa nese Betty bombers parked on the field While he was looking at the plane a Japanese officer and 7 soldiers approached We didnt know what was go ing to happen so we both whipped Pacific Front Situation By UNITED PRESS Saturday on surrender force 48 hour schedule on n American terms Admiral 1s to demobilizeth says Japanese suicide e sunChi rn on of Hong gives up Chinas claim to Outer Mongoliaoffers Tibet tush an on Eends 3rd urgent invitation to out automatics and just waited When the Japanese came closer we saw they were smiling Col Tice said The Japanese officer had a huge sword As he came to with in about 20 feet he stopped and saluted Hall and myself returned the salute Then the officer came very close and smiled and of fered his hand We both shook hands with him and everyone started talking and no one could understand what was being said on either side until a Japanese soldier brought out a small Eng lishJapanese dictionary and some paper and pencil The Japanese did not appear interested in the fighter planes but they were curious about the B17 Tice said They patted the 50 caliber machine guns on both the P38s and the B17 as though theRwere envious Tice tried to bargain with one of the Japanese officers for his sword but he was politely re fused aty provided for Russian recognition suvureigniy m Manchuria and that the price for Moscows accommodating attitude is said to be establishment of joint RussianChinese naval bases at Arthur Moscow in return denounced intervention in Chi nese internal politics the broad cast said and the Chinese com munists will thus no longer have a foreign political pretext to con inue their controversy with the jovernment of Regarding Hong Kong Chiang aid I now declare o the nation and the world at large that the status of Hong Kong which is based on treaties will not be jhanged without going into neco tiations Britain China also Lvill resort to diplomatic means to restore concessions and leased territories including Koivloon from other powers Chiang said Chinese troops would not be sent to Hong Kong to receive the Japanese surrender there because the step might cause a misunderstanding among the allies Chiang sent a 3rd invitation to Mao TseTung civilian leader of the Chinese communists Yunan regime to come to Chungking for a discussion of communistna tionalist differences svhich threat en to erupt war Mao had iiskcd Chiang to ac cept Gen Chan EnLai his rank ing assistant but Chiang replied Saturday that in view of the urg ency oE the situation he hoped Mao himself would come these problems may be speedily resolv ed in the interest of the nation Heightening tension between the 2 factions was seen in Fridays reports that both Chiangs troops and the Chinese communist forces claimed the capture ofKweisui capital of Suiyuan province Ear lier there had been reports of clashes between the 2 groups in that area nit some of the major tional postwar complications threatening Asia Enemy press dispatches said only 2400000 of Tokyos prewar population of 6400000 remained in the devastated capital where Nipponese were again urged to accept occupation peacefully MacArthur rescheduled his own landing in Japan with main air and seaborne troops for Thursday and the signing of Nippons formal surrender aboard the battleship Missouri for Sept Z The postponement was ordered as a thousand allied warships and transports were aligned in battle order resembling an invasion force ready to move into waters south of Tokyo and advance airborne troops were set to take off from Okinawa Convoys to supply oc cupation forces have already left Manila and more were departing Saturday Dispatches from Manila dis closed that surrender of remnants of Emperor Hirohitos the worlds third be accepted by the 2 American ad mirals primarily responsible for knocking it out They are Admiral William F Halsey whose third fleet will move into Tokyo bay and Raymond A Spruance whose fifth fleet will control waters of southwestern Japan and Korea Air and seaborne soviet troops were quickly taking over Korea Other forces were moving into isolated areas of Manchuria and virtually completing occupation of southern Sakhalin island due north of Japan Tokyo expressed fear they would on into Hokkaido northernmost of the home islands Both Chinese communist and nationalist troops claimed occupa tion of Kweisui a provincial cap ital in inner Mongolia Chiang again asked Mao TseTung to come to Chungking for confer ences refusing to talk with Gen Chou EnLa Chinese communist military leader The Bern radio said a soviet Chinese pact accepted by the Kuomingtang in Chungking elim inated possibility of soviet Rus sian aid to Chinese communists Bern said the dispatch provided for a joint RussianChinese naval base at Port Arthur in Manchuria where czarist Russias Pacific fleet was anchored until the port was lost to Japan in 1905 The allies will begin taking over bypassed islands Tuesday when Yanks run up the American flag over Mili Marshall island atoll which was the first to follow Hirohitos surrender edict Tokyo reported 4 more Japa nese submarines are missing and presumed lost AH American sub Dies marines not previously reported Des Moines Fuller missing have been accounted for MASON CITYANS DUE SATURDAY Pfc Donald J Sazanovich 1524 Pennsylvania N E and Pfc Rob ert W Yuhouse 309 18th S E were 4 Mason Cityans named in an Associated Press dispatch re ceived here Saturday as due to irrive in New York Saturday on the SS Moorehead C t jc uiiur irussmg nave oeen accounted for ton whose lumber company at one headquarters of the Pacific under time was operating 70 retail yards sea fleet announced Japan abol dcd PThursCdaSy her it was learned here Friday Fuller ton who would have been 100 Oct 3 was a Des Moines resident and business1 leader for 45 years Boy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGaiette carrier boy DEPLOYMENT TIMETABLE Paris redeploy ment timetable of American di visions 13th airborne and 30th infantry division On high seas 35th infantry Main body shut tling to United Kingdom 137th in fantry regiment sailed for U S from LeHavre Thursday 45th 17Sth and 180th regiments shuttle to Britain at midweek for ship ment to United States via Queen Elizabeth 157th regiment sails di rect from LeHavre 69th infantry Now at LeHavre staging area will shuttle to United Kingdom for early September shipment 17th airborne 14th armored Will bypass assembly area move direct to Marseille nth shipping ltWS Sept JO 14th sailing Sept la 103rd infantry Will move direct fo LeHavre late this week 63rd infantry and 6th armored To arrive at LeHavre by Sept 9 5th armored Moves into Camp Atlanta Reims late this week 9lh armored Arrive Camp San Antoruo Reims late this week 70th infantry Arrives Camp St Louis Reims late this week 99th Arrives Camp Norfolk Reims late this week infantry Arrives Okla homa City Reims late this week Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Halseys Saddle Ready die on Japan IOWA MANAGING EDITOR DIES Was on Waterloo Staff More Than 20 Years Waterloo T Bur ritt 4G managing editor ot the Waterloo Daily Courier died early Saturday at Presbyterian hospital here of high blood pressure He had been seriously ill since April He came to the Courier more than 20 years asro and served as editorial writer for 20 months He joined the Staff of the Sioux City Iowa Tribune in 1935 for 1 months returning to the Courier late that year to assume the posi tion of city editor After18 years as city editor he was appointed managingeditor in October 1943 He is survived by his wife Myrtle his son John Giles 5 and WaS TV thc Slates nifmoiher and if he mounts Emperor Hirohitos white horse according to the V Eiven a place of honor on i u cahln near a nature of the horse Halsey leads the vast flotilla naval power into Tnivn n e vas oa o nava power into Tokyo bay the American people can be sure one Hal Japanti 8 3 GIS RETURN FROM OVERSEAS New York P The Robert Sherwood which arrived at New York Friday brought one soldier from this part of North Sherley K Anderson of Clear Lake On the George H Drew which arrived at Newport News Va Friday were Pfc Weston F Cot trell of Mison City and Gene F Counsell of Osage HIS VICTORY CAKE AND EATS IT FTDPrPresidne at informal victory celebrations aboard the U S S Missouri Admiral William F Hateevuses a bayonet to cut his Victory Cake baked in a design rep resenting the Japanese Rising Sun U S Navy Photo graph International LIST N IOWANS AS DISCHARGED North Iowa soldiers recently discharged from the army at the separation center at Jefferson Barracks Mo are the following George J Brom Calmar S Sgt Dean C Van Horn Hampton S Sgt John C Stemmcr North wood Wilfred J Schrandt Stacy ville Sgt Paul P Dahlhauser West Bend Suffers Injuries in Runaway Accident Spirit Lake Sci del 36 Lake Park was in a Spirit Lake hospital Saturday after suf fering serious injuries in a runa way accident Friday Witnesses near where he was hauling bundles for threshing ex pressed belief that Seidel had at tempted to catch a runaway team and was thrown under the wagon ;