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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME coup f OF EHIiTOBY ANB ARCHIVES BE8 UOINES IA VOL m ted Press and United Press Full Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 18 1945 This Paper Consists Tw KLATT MURDER CASE GOES TO JURY JAPS LEARNED HARBOR FORCE IN BROADCAST Intercepted Message Gave Enemy Dope on Strength of Fleet Washington IP A senate house inquiry committee learned Tuesday that the Japanese inter cepted an American broadcast Dec 6 1911 that gave them infor mation on the number of battle ships cruisers and destroyers en tering or anchored in Pearl Har bor This disclosure came in a Japa nese naval officers statement ob tained through Gen Douglas Mac Arthurs headquarters in Tokyo and submitted to the Pearl Har bor committee It was put into the records after Vice Admiral Theo dore S Wilkinson former chief of naval intelligence had testified warships caught by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7 1941 may have had an hour and a half to get out to sea if a warn ing message had been sent from Washington as soon as he had urged fleet would have been less safe from any attack if it had been on the west coast or at La haina Heads another Hawaiian anchorage rather than at Pearl Harbor A summarization of Japanese plans received from MacArthur showed the enemy was fully pre pared to attack any ships an chored outside the harbor The committee had heard a length about American activities in breaking the Japanese codes but Tuesday was the first time r had received evidence that the Japanese also were reading American messages Cmdr Tomo Tachibana of the Japanese naval intelligence staff riurnishedCoL F PvMunsono staffwithhis conjec ture on what happened since thi staff officerin charge of the doc uments on surveillance at Pear Harbor had died and the docu ments had been destroyed Tachibana did not make it clear whether the Japanese had broken one of the American codes but h said that on Dec 6 the United States broadcast of the number o battleships cruisers destroyer and others entering or anchored in Pearl Harbor was overheard Wilkinson said he suggested t Admiral Harold H Stark chief of naval operations by a m GST Dec 7 that a message be sent to the fleet He said he was prompted by fighting words contained in an interposed Japa nese diplomatic message Wilkinson said a battleship or a cruiser could leave every 10 min utes with one destroyer between the larger vessels If pressed he said 2 destroyers could be sand wiched in but that might lead to a channelblocking collision The admiral roughly estimated the ships in Pearl Harbor as 6 bat tleships 6 cruisers and a dozen destroyers AIRMEN MEET AT a discussion dur ing the 42nd anniversary dinneiof the Aero club of Wash ington D C Monday night are from left Gen Ira Eaker AAF deputy chief of staff Kobert B Kindead Aero club president Col Charles A Lindbergh guest speaker Gen Carol Spaatz and Lt Gen James Doolittle The occasion commemorated the 42nd anniversary of the Wright broth ers first flight at Kitty Hawk N Car AP Wirephoto K and A engr LINDBERGH SAYS UNO NECESSARY Alternative Constant Insecurity Says Flyer Washington h a r 1 e s A Lindbergh says mans science has brought him to a choice of whether he will live in an or ganized world or in constant in security Aircraft and the atomic bomb the onetime noninterventionist declared at an aero club dinner have made it no longer a ques tion of whether or not we should have world organization but of what form it should take Lindbergh chose a celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the Wright brothers flight for his first public address since 1941 At that time he resigned his colonels commission in the air force re serve during a dispute with Presi dent Roosevelt over foreign policy I have advocated tonight a world organization backed by mil itary power organization led by western peoples who developed modern science with its aviation and its atomic bomb Lindbergh said Monday night But I must confess to you that I am fearful of the use of power t plead for strong military forces only because I believe the alter native is worse The world organization he sug jested will be a compromise be ween the nations which have controlled on the basis of ability and the nations which would control on the basis of counting heads Whatever its form he con cluded it must hew to a Christian code of integrity humility and compassion that are lacking all over this postwar world NORTH IOWANS SHIVER WHILE MERCURY SAGS Decorah 24 Below Mason City Minus 18 Charles City Down to 14 North Iowa sniveled Tuesday morning as temperatures sagged to new record lows for the win ter Decorah registering an un official 24 degreesbelow zero Ma son Citya minus 18and Charles City minus 14 Noses and ears peeped out from behind scarves and collars as the mercury climbed to 3 degrees above zero at p m but the owners shivered again when they looked at the forecast which an nounced that the subzero wave would continue at least through next Sunday North Iowa reported on deaths ONE KILLED 6 HURT IN FREIGHT WRECK fast freight from Chicago sicle from the cold however The rest swiped the lead engine of a doubleheader freight Monday afternoon as the second train of the nation fared not so well pulled on to the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific mainline near Red Wing Minn engineer and injuring 6 other trainmen Wreckage of the locomotives of the nation fared not so well more than 30 deaths having been Will Help to Reach Goal PRISONER HELD FOR ARSON DIES Succumbs on Date of Preliminary Hearing C Neilsen 62 Eagle Grove held in the Wright county jail here on a charge of arson dropped dead at a m Tuesday the date set for his pre liminary hearing Dr H P Walker Wright county coroner said the clinical symptoms showed death was due to a heart attack He said no inquest would be held Sheriff Roy Wilson said Neilsen had been considerably worried over the charge brought against him Monday when he was arrested at Eagle Grove He was taken to jail at Clarion in default of bond Neilsen was held by officers in connection with a fire in the home of Ed Slater at Eagle Grove on the night of Dec 5 The home was only partially burned and it was alleged there were separate blazes in 2 parts of trie building and nearby were corn cobs and an old glove saturated with kerosene Neilsen leaves a wife and 7 chil dren No arrangements had been made for the funeral late Tuesday morning Vote Down Airport Fairfield returns in complete Fairfield residents voted 397 to 242 against the floating of a bond issue for an air port in Mondays special election City Clerk Harvey Easton said Returns had not been received from one precinct BEVIOUSLV REPORTED A Friend TCle 8B Methodist Church iaosaje tack Gang at Deckers Hunter and iVIcCov Jnlvtrsal Mothers Club rrinilyRoosevelt Circle lomemakers Club Bain Township n Memory of Don Rogers From Elmer and Neva lewish Conncil of Mason City Emptoves of First National Bank Mason Cilv T A f Cluh Womens Society of Christian Serv ice Circle No fi From Joanne Day 10 months Ventura Womens Catholic Order ol For esters 3 Sisters Brother Die as Fire Sweeps Bungalow in Chicago Chicago sisters and their brother perished in a fire which swept their bungalow in subzero temperatures in subur ban Summit Tuesday Their par ents jumped from their bedroom window and escaped The 4 children Mr and Mrs Albert Jacques were trapped in their bedrooms as flames spread through the 2story brick and wood structure County highway policemen climbed into a rear window and carried out 2 of the sisters Mary Ann 23 and Alice 22 but they were dead upon arrival at the Berwyn hospital Potions Condition Remains Excellent Heidelberg Germany official bulletin said Tuesday the general condition of Gen George S Patton Jr remains excellent and declared there had been a very gradual improvement of the motor functions particularly about the shoulders and upper chest Patton whose neck was broken in an automobile accident 9 days ago sat up in bed for the first time Monday after doctors substi tuted a plaster case for a traction apparatus which had realigned his vertebrae Order Election Washington An election within 60 days among the 28 boil erroakers employed by the Dav enport Eesler corporation Daven port Iowa has been ordered by the national labor relations board The workers will vote to de termine if they wish to be repre sented for collective bargaining by the International Brotherhooc of Boilermakers Iron Ship Build ers and Helpers of America AFL 588249 1001 2W 550 jooa 500 500 lomeroom Hith Monroe Junior THE DAYS TOTAL s TOTAL TO DATEJ950S4 AMOUNT YET NEEDED N THE ABOVE LIST OF DON ORS TO THE CHRISTMAS CHEER are a number of con tributions based on group giving One of these came from the workers in an industrial group another from pupils in a homeroom another from the employes in a bank In dividual contributions were so licited and merged into a gift for an entire group Thats the thing thats needed on a wide scale if the Cheer Fund is to go over the top by next Mon day the day before Christmas Theres still more than to go and only 5 giving days remain One person in a group suf ficiently interested in the cause to serve as collector can turn the trick in any group Will YOU be that person in your group AH contributions should be either delivered to the GlobeGa zette office or moiled to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Other Side Sydney Australia death Tuesday of a 9monthold baby brought the toll of a heat wave in New South Wales to U Ten persons died Monday when temperatures up to 115 degrees were recorded caused by the cold spell which be gan last Saturda3r accompanied by heavy snows in the east and smaller but more unusual snow falls in the far south Accompanied by frigid tem peratures snow ranging up to 68 inches in Lackawanna N Y just south of Buffalo gave hints of a sparkling Christmas to communi ties throughout the central plains states eastern seaboard and as Jar south agjAtaJifa Jrjd Macon JSav and Ahnistbrr Snow which began to Mil early Tuesday in Nashville expected to continue throughout the day An overnight snow in Louisiana which was still falling Tuesday ranged between 2 and 3 inches with temperatures la to 27 above zero Sleet snow and rain spread over Georgia and Alabama In Buffalo the weather bureau announced blizzard conditions which existed in the area since Friday ended Tuesday with 7 deaths attributed to it The heavy snowfall kept hundreds of work ers from their jobs schools re mained closed and most passenger trains were up to 6 hours late Similar storm conditions at the east end of Lake Ontario con tinued with Mannsville NY re porting a 43 inch snow fall since Monday The coldest readings on the weather map Tuesday came from Broad us and West Yellowstone Mont each of which reported a biting 33 below Readings of 25 below and downward were gen eral throughout Mimiesotq and the Dakotas Subzero temperatures also pre vailed in Wisconsin Nebraska parts of Illinois and Indiana and Ohio A state of emergency pro claimed in Buffalo Sunday by Mayor Joseph J Kelly was con tinued as business throughout the area was disrupted In Lacka wanna production at Bethlehem Steel companys plant was sus pended Further snowfall was forecast for the Buffalo district Tuesday Forecasters said no danger of frost was imminent in the extreme southern areas and that temper atures along the Pacific coast were nearly normal in most regions and 14 cars tied up traffic the entire Wirephoto K and A engr UAW Rejects Ford Offer of 15 Cents an Hour Increase By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Ford Motor company Tuesday offered the CIO United Auto workers a salary increase of 12 per cent or 15 cents an hour and the union rejected it The company had proposed the increase without requesting a boost in the ceiling prices of automobiles but Richard T Leonard Ford director for the UAWCIO described it as completely un acceptable to the union The company combined its offer witha company security mand involving fines up to S5000 for illegitimate strikes The offer the company said would become effective when pro duction reaches 80000 units a month and would represent an expense to the company of a gamble The union twice has rejected an oKer increase of 13VJ cents anTibur oriKTper cent frbmGeh eral Motors in settlement of its demands for a 30 per cent wage rate boost John S Bugas Ford labor rela tions director said the proposed salary rates would continue for 2 years from the ciate they become effective He added Theoretically we could ask BUY the government to raise ceiling prices enough to cover a wage in crease We do not think it wise to go on that road at this time because present government pol icy is based on the belief that only rigid adherence to OPA ceiling prices would prevent inflation That puts the problem squarely up to the Ford Motor company and its employes Unless we give up the problem as insoluble we have no alternative but to take a gamble In the General Motors strike where 175000 employes remained idle pickets prevented employes from entering the Flint Mich plant of the corporations AC sparkplug division Police broke through the picket line Monday clearing a path for 10000 non striking employes and Police Chief James T Byars said the union had assured him workers wouldnt be prevented from en tering Tuesday In a letter to the union mean while Genera Motors listed a dozen demands it said must be contained in any new agreement TITONKA VOTES SCHOOL ISSUE 0 K Bond for School Addition bond issue for an addition to the consolidated school building was carried at a special election Monday by a vote of more than 2 to 1 The role was 99 for the bond issue 40 against Indications arc that work on the addition will begin as soon as the necessary materials are avail able The plan is to provide more class rooms an auditorium and a gymnasium The present building was erected in 1918 when the district voted to consolidate Nothing has been done since to provide for the in I creased enrollment which fol i lowed consolidation Cite lowan Washington Col Bruce B Price Sac City Iowa has been awarded the Legion of Merit for his work on the army air forces glider program both in laboratory experimentation and piloting the war department announced Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold Tuesday night and Wednes day Lowest Tuesday night 15 to 20 below Highest Wednes day about zero Iowa Generally fair and continuei cold in north cloudy and a littl colder in south portions Tues day night Wednesday fair anc cold Lowest Tuesday night II to 20 below in riorth 5 to 10 be low in the south Highes Wednesday zero to 5 above Shippers forecast Northern hal 20 below southern half 1 belov Minnesota Generally fair and continued cold Tuesday am Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum t Minimum 18 below At 8 a m Tuesday 17 below YEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum Minus 10 LORDHAWHAW TO BE HANGED House of Lords Turns Down Sentence Appeal London appeal by Wil am Lord Haw Haw Joyce from death sentence lor high treason vas dismissed Tuesday by the ouse of lords Britains court of ast resort Joyce renegade propagandist vho broadcast for the nnzis over he Berlin radio was not in the louse when the decision was an lounced Hisattorneys had based his ap ical on the grounds that lie was a native of the United States and bus could not be guilty of treason o the British crown Joyce was the 2nd person to iear this week tliat his death sen ence for treason would not be tayed The home secretary an nounced Monday he would not eprieve John Amery son of the British secretary of state forIn dia in the Churchill war cabinet who also was convicted of being a nazi broadcaster Amery is scheduled to be hanged Wednesday Joyce a native of Brooklyn N Y was sentenced Sept 20 to die by hanging No date has been fixed as yet for his execution Stalin Back to Work as Talks Go on Moscow CP Generalissimo Stalin rested by a long vacation was back at his desk Tuesday as the foreign ministers of soviet Russia Great Britain and the United States prepared for their 3rd formal session on world prob lems with a feeling of reserved optimism Stalin returned from his 68day holiday Monday just 4 days be fore his 66th birthday and plunged immediately Into his duties as president of the council of peoples commissars ijis long absence from the krem lin had given rise to rumors abroad that he was ill but these reports had been denied both by soviet officials and by U S Am bassador W Avercll Harriman who visited him at his Black Sea retreat near Sochi Harriman reported on his re turn that he had found Stalin in excellent health and enjoying his holiday Similar assurances as to the generalissimos health were TRIAL TOOK 18 DAYS WITH 42 WITNESSES UP ExGuard at Eldora Charged in Death of Youthful Inmate Fort Dodge states 2nd degree murder case against Carl Klatt 33 former disciplinary of ficer at the Eldora state training school for boys was placed in the r hands of a district court jury at a m Tuesday The jury was composed of 6 women and 5 woman was excused Monday because of her fathers death The trial ran 18 days with the sfaie presenting 28 witnesses and the defense 14 It began Nov 23 and continued daily except Sat urdays and Sundays Klatt was accused of causing the death of Ronald Miller 17 year old inmate of the school last Aug 29 by a terrific beating and forced exhausting labor following day The defense contended Miller was punished for plotting to es cape violating the school rules by smoking in a dormitory and plan ning to burn down the dormitory if the escape plot failed The case was closed with re buttal arguments by Jens Grothe given only 2 days a Secretary of Stole o to U James Byrnes and British Foreign Secre tary Ernest Bevin by high soviet officials The announcement oC Stalins return came as the Big 3 for eign ministers meeting here since Sunday finished their preliminary talks and get down to discussion of some of the basic issues of world peace and prosper ity which were believed to be on thetf agenda Both Byrnes and Bevin were said by diplomatic observers to have emerged from Mondays meeting with a feeling of reserved optimism looking not so much for concrete agreements in the future sessions as for a free exchange of ideas on such problems as control of atomic energy and a better un derstanding between the great powers o n d a ys mcctins presided over by Soviet Foreign Commis sar niolotov as permanent chair man lasted 2 hours and 15 min utes There was announce ment of the progress made but an observer said the ministers met in an atmosphere of businesslike discussion The 3 conferees left the meeting in what appeared to be good humor Meanwhile the Times im portant soviet semimonthly pub lication of political opinion de clared in an editorial that responsibility for peace in the the coming atomic century is bigger than ever before and the peace loving nations should prove now that they can collaborate on a lasting basis Asserting that the will of the soviet union for close interna tional collaboration is unshaken1 the editorial said other coun tries should cast aside attempts to find a way oxit of the situation by methods which havo nothing in common with the spirit of unanimity and accord in which great powers should act to provide peace and security AP Wirephoto CARL KLATT in Jurys Hands special prosecutor and the read ing of instructions by Judge Paul H McCoid Four other former school offi cials are under indictment in con nection with the Eldora affair which included a dining hall riot and mass escape following Millers death JudRC nicCoifl took almost an hour in reading his instructions to Ihc jury lie first outlined 7 pos sible verdicts which the jury could bring in Among his instructions were the following If the jury finds the evidence is beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant should be convicted on whichever alternative there is no reasonable doubt A reasonable doubt he said is such as to cause a mature mind of reason and prudence to doubt Doubt to be reasonable must be one arising naturally In malice it is not necessary to show that it was present over an extended period It is only neces sary to show it was present at ths time of commission of an act Mat may be implied or expressed An attempt to kill may be in ferred from the use of a deadly weapon The defendant had the authority to punish by corporal punishment and labor A person clothed however with authority to punish must ex ercise reasonable judgment If the punishmentbe clearly excessive then it is unlawful The person administering the punishment should have the benefit of the doubt That punishment adminis tered with an instrument likely to cause great bodily injury is un lawful The defendant had the right to use reasonable means to force Miller to silbmit to punishment The defendant had the right to meet force with force but the de fendant had no right to inflict great bodily injury to force Miller to submit Accident Victim c c i H Y f v r A h r v r THE WORLDS BEST BCT Victory Loan Bonds Buy yonrs this week the boys home and fight inflation Harrison Ark An auto mobile accident proved fatal Sun day to Mrs J E Cuppernoll 65 of Davenport Iowa who was in jured when the car in which she was riding with her husband 67 and Mrs Margaret McGarry of avenport overturned near here i The other 2 suffered minor in l juries Justice Resigns Des Moines fP Asserting moral conditions are too hot1 for a business man to serve as justice of the peace H O Tuttle Monday resigned as Clay town ship justice A funeral director at Runnells southeast of Des Moines Tuttle said the present juvenile delinquency situation coupled with current liquor and vice conditions made it imprac tical for a business man to serve as a justice ;