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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1945, Mason City, Iowa s NORTH IOWAS DAILYPAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH NEIGHBORS VOL UI Associated Prea and United Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON crrr IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER s 1945 Harbor Force Bfg Enough to Beat Off Japs chamP10f steer the Market Fat Stock show is auc tioned and brings per pound an alltime record for this show and the stew Toma AP h t y Belmond showed the steer United States Makes Loan to Britain Washington A Representa tives of the United States and British governments Thursday signed a loan agreement for c American financlal assistance to Britain reported to total 54400 OOOQOD The amount of the loan was published in theBritish press In Washington all official informa tion was withheld for the present The signing Thursday with Treasury Secretary Vinson repre senting theUnited States arid Am bassador Lord Halifax Britain was not officially an nounced and the state depart ment declined comment The London press said the agreement called for repayment over a 50year period starting from 1945 and declared no inter est would be payable for the first 5 years Thereafter the accounts said the rate of interest would be 2 per the first interest paying year Hurley Accuses Acheson of Defeating Policy in Iran Washington Gen Patrick J Hurley charged Thursday n a turbulent appearance before the senate foreign relations com mttee that the presentundersecretary of state Dean Acheson and ither state department career men had achieved the defeat of American foreign policy in Iran Acheson took a leading part in bringrine this about Hurley de larefl following up his earlier assertion that the undersecretary had oth destroyed and administration policy in the little itiou that was the scene of the I dont know how many career men assisted him Acheson in defeat of the policy but I do know twas defeated the former am lassadoito China said Hurley 4idnot elaborate He is s testifying regarding the reasons he resigned hispost at soldierflip omat brushed frequently with Chairman Con nally D Tex and other com mittee members at a stormy ses iion He made these charges gainst Acheson and other state department career men after Sen ator Bridges R N H had asked lim to elaborate his earlier testi mony naming Acheson Acheson VET KILLED IN CAR ACCENT Floy of Thornton Dies in Collision Dale Floy 22 Thornton who jiad recently received his honor able discharge from the air corps instantly killedabout 8 p m 3Wednesday when the car he was driving collided with a car driven iy James K Olson 50 employed ijjBt the Cerro Gordo county home flat an intersection 4 miles west of SfjHighway 55 on Highway E which Ips 2 miles east of Swaledale m Mr Floy was pinned under the and it was necessary to get as sistance to get him out according iwr Coroner K E Smiley who in fpestigatedthe accident Ej Mr Olson was driving south on the graveled highway to visit his ijiephew according to information Sgathered by the sheriffs office Floy was driving east at the jtime of the accident Riding with Mr Floy washis wife formerly Tola Ytzen Thorn ton They had just left the Swen son home where they had dinner Mrs Floy wasseriously injured and was taken to the Mercy hos pital Mr Olson also was taken to hospital for treatment of a frac tured shoulder THE WORLDS BEST BtJY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Bring the boys home and fight inflation Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy and somewhat colder Thursday night Lowest temperature about 24 de grees Friday fair and mild Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday Continued mild Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night colder except extreme northwest portion fair J mild Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Thursday morning Maximum 40 Minimum 26 At 8 a m Thursday 28 VEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 24 i With G M on Strike Peace JSyTHE ASSOCIATED PSESS formerly was assistant secretary of state Let me be frank Hurley said In the defeat of the foreign policy of President Roosevelt and former Secretary of State Stettinius I be lieve Mr Dean Acheson took a leadingpart Hurley said documents he has asked the state department to produce could substantiate this He added that until they have been made available as yet I feel such a keen interest in the foreign policy of my nation I would like to forego discussing the document Hurley said however that he had the document and would sub mit it if the committee wanted him to The committee did not im mediately request them Just before the committee re cessed until Friday when Secre tary of State Byrnes will be heard Hurley read a written statement declaring that the defeat of Amer ican policies is an inside job Crowds View Hitler Car in Mason City Perfect weather cooperated with the Mason City Victory Loan committee Thursday to bring crowds to view the Hitler car dis play brought here by the para troopers who captured the vehicle The auto was on display at the Pritchard Motor company throughout the afternoon being scheduled to leave at 5 p m for Spencer The car was shown at North wood during the forenoon and the paratroopers returned to Mason City for luncheon speeches at the Kiwanis club here thenaBbnsinaio labor dispute he walkout of mbr than 200000 employes in Genera Motors plants prepared to ge together Thursday to discuss a issues in the controversy The scheduled meeting ot cor poratioii officials and leaders o the CIO United Auto Workers union in Detroit marked the firs negotiations since the strike begai at some 70 GM plants 16 days age The unions demand for a 3i per cent wage rate increase th main issue involved in the disput as well as other points involved are to be considered said CIC President Philip Murray He an nounced the meeting Wednesda night after a secret conference be tween GM and union representa tives at Pittsburgh The reopening of the negotia tipns was called shortly after Sta bilization Administrator John C Collet in Washington announce a new government wagepolic allowing manufacturers to see price increases to offset wag hikes up to 33 per cent above th levels of January 1941 There is no guarantee however that th OPA would approve such in creases The resumption of negotiation raised hopes that some avenue o approach to settlement of the dis pute could be found Although neither side offered a formal statement one report was that peace might come within 10 days Meanwhile in Detroit wage ne gotiations between the union and Chrysler corporation broke down and the union requested federal conciliation Union spokesmen however said leaders of Chrysler corporation locals had voted to corporation work for 3 months if necessary The ChrysIerUAW contract was ended after the union turned down a management proposal to extend it tor a year and the com pany rejected a union offer for extension to Jan 15 As in the GM dispute the union is seeking 30 per cent wage hikes Elsewhere over the country no new labor disputes were reported as continuing work stoppages kept idle some 415000 workers lhla Paper Consists ol Two Ono Strike Act s Started Congress Cheer Fund Is Launched Listed Misou City D A K Fertile Federated Study Club Forlnljhtly dull Swtel Division Baptist Church Club Lincoln ParentEducation Group lrc Dept Womens Auxiliary Friena 500 100 200 200 a GO 201 500 50m 500 1500 1000 200 200 00 200 In Stamford Conn 14 execu lives of lhe strikebound Tale and lifpot long armored car Towne Manufacturing company scyiinaer MercerfpRRpnv tnv U G L Club L P 1 T E It HobeGazette Widows Mite Ifason ctly Button Clnb Moreen A Ann Laird FIBST DAYS tOTAI s 12000 GOAL OF CAMPAIGN Sl30000 AMOUNT TET NEEDED 5137400 ERE WE GO AGAIN The 1946 Christmas Cheer Fund solicitation is otu The goal is to be Lastyear tbjs goal and it was by 5350 This is the 20th an nual Christmas Cheer Fund Not once has there been a failure to reach goal a fact which causes confidence thai the local Tribe of Good Fellows will not be found wanting this year As in previous years the fund will be administered by the Social Welfare league under the direc tion of Miss Doris Bruce its execu tive secretary The GlobeGazette part in the program will be to make the local needs known anc transmit to the Social Welfare league all gifts that are received This year a very special atten tion will be given to servicemen and the families of servicemen Too many of them are living in cramped quarters Surely they de serve whatever cheer and happi ness that can be brought to them through this means A considerable part of he money raised between now anc the afternoon of Dec the solicitation conies to an end will be expended for Christma remembrances But itis hopec that there will be a sizable bal ance so that Christmas can be ex tended over the months ahead fo these needy families and particu larly the children The whole thing is a venture i the field of applied Christianity The help of everybody who is abli to give is invited No gift can bi too largenone too small Unles specifically requested not to do so names of donors will be given Initials or anonymous designation will be used on request In the past giving has lagged i the early days of the campaign a the very time funds are mos needed for Christmas purchases Thats another way of saying tha he or she who gives early is thric blessed If youre planning to we hope you not ac now Address your contribution to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City la MercedesBenz me luurm oay remained in custom built for the nazi leader the big plant without relief car It at his Berchtes rying on maintenance work and watchman duty Company officials said they have been virtual prisoners since Monday when the AFL in ternational association of machin its picketing of the 39 acre plant They said the pick ets had refused to allow relief workers to enter the plant or per mit any food or other supplies to be brought to them Of the 14 executives there is a power house crew of 9 who keep pressure on the plants big boiler to prevent fire protection equipment from becoming inop erative The other 5 patrol the 6 floor factory The paratroopers were guests of the American Legion at the club rooms following their arrival from Waterloo Wednesday evening Former Egypt Premier Escapes Bomb Attempt London Reuters dispatch from Cairo said a bomb was hurled Thursday at Nahas Pasha leader of the Wafdist party and former premier of Egypt but that he es caped injury THE WORLDS BEST BUT Victory Loan Bonds Bay your this week Bring the boys ho and fight inflation n Washington on legislation that lias caused a eep rift between the Truman ad linistration and organized labor egan its precarious journey Jirough congress Thursday Introduced formally in the house nder the name of Chairman Nor m DN it was sped to the ibor committee which called a leetinff for Friday to decide what do about it Acting Chairman Ramspeck D said he expected the commit ee to order brief public hearings ext weekand to approve the bill substantialits present form tis goal Hamspeck told reporters to have the bill enacted before hristmas in compliance with Mr Vumans request in a special mes age to congress last Monday Ramspeck called the 1000word measure the administrations bill id said it embodies everything IG president asked in an effort to revent strikes in major indus The measure would give the resident authority to set up fact indidg commissions to study the ssues involved in labor coutrover ies when the secretary of labor ertifies that a strike of serious magnitude impends and cant be ettled voluntarily Strikes work stoppages or lock uls would be barred for 30 days But the bill specifically provides iat nothing in its provisions shall require an individual employe to ender labor or service without his onsent nor make the quitting if his labor or service by an indi idual employe an illegal act As the bill went into the house machinery William Green presi lent of the American Federation o abor reiteratedhis opposition to he disagreec vith a Presi dent Philip Murray that the design of the proposal is to weaken anc ultimately destroy labor union or anizations Green fold reporters after vhite house conference he believec he president was sincere in his desire for effective legislation the AFL head said he could not agree with the 30day cooling off period because he feared i vould promote rather than dis courage labor unrest Green added that the presiden old him the legislation was in ended to head off vicious anti abor legislation which some mem rers of congress have threatened o sponsor BRITISH TROOPS RESTORE PEACE Balavia CUR British troop lave restored quiet in the north ern part of Bandoeng a com munique said Thursday but inti midation and kidnaping of Eu ropeans by Indonesian extremist continued in the southern par of the cit3r The British troops which be occupying the northern sec tor Wednesday also opened th road to the airport Indonesian had been sniping and attackin convoys along the road for sev eral days Additional reinforcements fo British troops in Java have beei landed at the port of Soerabaj on the east coast it was nounced an FIHNCE KONOXE MARQUIS KIDO 2 Top Jap Leaders Put on Arrest List By MURLIN SPENCER Tokyo powerful political figures whom many of the Japanese themselves consider among their top war criminalsPrince Fumimaro Konoye and Marquis Koichi ordered arrested as war crimes suspects by General MacArthur Thursday Seven other men whose activities date back o the imperialistic preludes of the Iacific war also were listed as wanted Konoyethe dashing prince who served as one of Japans most urized front men had been premier 3 times Kido a small shrewd wirepuller served as Hirohitos right hand man throughout the war Jittery Tokyo received another shock before ithadvecovered from MacArthurs announcement Japa nese communists announced they would release ohSaturday a list of 1000 asserted Japanese war criminals including the emperor and empress In the diet Premier Kijuro Shidehara declared that his gov ernment was in no position to criticize the allied lists He said he had no informationon how many persons the occupation au thorities intended to indict or try Kypdo news agency said that Shideharas cabinet had received a serious blow when it failed to obtain an allied reprieve for Prince Jlorisama Nashimoto who was named as a war crimes sus pect several days ago Rumors are circulating that the cabinet will be forced to resign at the end of the diet session Kyoclo re ported Reaching into the highest circles the supreme allied commander named as the other 7 wanted Vice Adm Takuo Godo who was unofficial envoy to Germany to present Japans side of the China incident also former cabi net member Shigep Odate long time politico economist Taketora Ogata vice president of the Tokyo newspaper Asahi and a foremost Japanese journalist Viscount Masatoshi Okochi in dustrialist Gen Hiroshi Oshima who had been Japanese ambassador to Ber lin since 1938 and arrived in Japan only Thursday Count Tadarnasu Sakai member of the house of peers Yakichiro Suma long time dip lomat formerly councillor of the Japanese embassy in Washington INFANT KILLED IN AUTO UPSET Father Driving Car as It Misses Turn in Road Otis Johnson 11 months old Mr and Mrs JohnsoAof Rochester Minn Avas fatally injured wher the car driven by Johnson failei to make the turn at the first east of Gordonsville Minn on U S highway 55 at p m Tues day The childs neck was broken Mr Johnson was not seriously injured according to reports bu his mother Mrs John G Johnson of Northwood suffered fracturet ribs and other injuries She was taken to the Naeve hospital at Al bert Lea Johnson was bringing his moth er and his son to the elder Mrs Johnsons home at Northwooc from Rochester where the parent of the child are employed Th childs mother did not make the trip Close Schools Washington Iowa in Washington are to be closed until Dec 10 because of flu Supt M M Schell announced the clos ing after absence Tuesday of 400 students or 42 per cent of lh schools enrollments Sweet Revenge Alburjuerquc N Mex Anything can happen these day when it comes to renting a hous George C Taylor district OP rent attorney says this happenei An apartment house owne evicted 4 families to raze th building as the site for a busines structure One of the evicted bought house and evicted the renter was the apartment house owner Vole For Strike DCS Moincs set ting adate union employes of th Lake Shore Tire and Rubber com pany have voted to authorize strike Union officials said th resulted from failure of th company to abide by an arbitra tors decision involving the unio contract EN MARSHALL GIVES VIEWS ON JAPAN PLAN Says Jap Campaign Could Have Been Stopped at Hawaii Washington IP Gen George Marshall declared Thursday he army and navy had enough trength at Pearl Harbor Dec 7 941 to break up the Japanese ttack and greatly lessen the amage v Mad the forces been alert and lie attack smashed Marshall told he joint congressional Pearl Har jor investigating committee the nlire Japanese campaign of ag ression would have been ruined Although the planes and guns at Pearl Harbor were never in irotusion Marshall testified they had at least the means to ireak up that attack so it could lave done limited harm Marshall said he meant that the ntire garrison on the alert couldnt have stopped the attack but could have disorganized it and shaken it its targets hereby greatly lessening the dam age that was done The wartime chief of staff told he senatehouse committee that he enemy was risking the great lazard of catastrophe itself A surprise attack is either a triumph or a catastrophe the 5 star general explained He said that if the Japanese had oeen detected and hit hard at Pearl Harbor that Sunday morn ing 4 years ago Friday there would have been these results The Japanese advance into Ma laya would have been halted Their drive into Indo China would have had to stop The Burma road lifeline to China would not have been cut Singapore would not have fallen Marshall also told the commit tee was nothing at allied conferences before Pearl Harbor that committed the U S to go to war unless attacked and he knew of no such commitment by Presi dent Roosevelt or anyone else in 1941 he decided to rob practically all combat pursuit squadrons in the United States of most of their P36 planes to bol ster defenses of Hawaii Thirty were sent The matter of sending addition al pursuit planes to Hawaii was brought up by committee Counsel William D Mitchell Mitchellrecalled a warnavy department agreement in early 1941 that attack from the air was Pearl Harbors No 1 danger As a result of that Marshall said he sought to see what rad ical measures might be taken to meet to a degree the needs of the Pacific outpost I mafle lhe decision he said to rob practically all combat pursuit squadrons in the United States of most of their P36 planes The general explained that there were certain engine defects in the then new P4Q Warhawk fighter planes Thirty P36s were rounded up be recalled leaving most fighter squadrons in the United States with 3 P36s each Marshall said the 30 with the pursuit planes al ready in Hawaii brought the total there to 50 In all his planning Marshall as serted he had in mind planes and guns for defense against an air attack on Hawaii VEGETABLE GROWERS FROM 10 STATES Heres visible evidence that representatives from 10 states over a territory stretching almost from the Rockies to the Alle ghenies are in attendance at the Iowa State Vegetable Growers association convention in Mason City Wednesday and Thursday Left to right are George Nomura Ther mopolis Wyo Frank Larkin Jr Courtney Mo Frank A Ward Hollandale Minn recently returned Flying Fortress pilot Dale Studebaker Dayton Ohio E A Han son Sioux Rapids Iowa president of the association C L Fitch Ames secretary of the association Rodney Stam Chinook Mont Howard Craigmile Ora Ind Harry Uldricks Eaton Rapds Mich Joe Baudek Virginia Minn Dave Slinger Randolf Wis and Gordon A Brandes Grand Forks N Dak Lock photo K A engr STORY ON PAGE 17 ;