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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME TMf MfWSPAPCt THAT MAKES BACK WATCH Cpl DeS Moines on the watch which j j T TF wvil WflS d to him as a Christmas present just 4 years after him Same 4 Christ took the watch from a Japanese prisoner hi mlfand traced Dyer from the name and serial number engraved on the Ask Cease Fire Order in Indonesia Dutch Say They Are Fighting Government Undermined by Reds Paris United States asked the United Nations security council Wednesday to order a cease fire in Indonesia and a with drawal of Dutch and Indonesian republican troops to the lines they held before the fighting started bunday Dr Philip Jessup told the coun cil that the Dutch attack was un justified He said the situation was dangerous and might prove to be a grave threat to international peace The council met in emergency session to consider the fighting m Indonesia The Dutch defended their attack by pleading that they were fighting a government seriously undermined by com munism The United States Colombia and fcjyria joined in presenting a reso lution calling for the cease fire and the troop withdrawal to the 1918 old truce lines My government fails to find Chiang Approves Cabinet as Military Situation Darkens Nanking Kaishek gave the go ahead Wednesday to a new cabinet committed to an honorable peace But prospects lor peace in China are dim Communist armies to the north rambled toward the Yangtze Chiangs troops were in south ward retreat All of north China and the area of east central China north of the Yangtze appeared doomed Jumpy Nanking resi dents fretted In this dark picture Chiang ap proved a cabinet selected by Pre mier Sun Fo The fact the cabi net was approved by Chiang was significant Observers felt Chiang showed by this act that he was still boss of the nationalist govern ment and was not about to quit S un announced nationalist China would fight on until it could secure an honorable peace Then he said there would be no surrender to the communists Ob servers felt some sort of a deal might be offered the reds Others felt the communists would not want to make peace with a gov ernment headed by Chiang With the situation to the north crumbling fast there was a pos sibility that the new cabinet may have to take to its heels soon The next major nationalist stand is expected to be at the Yangtze Just what Chiang can throw at the communists here in the way of military strength has not been shown Union Leaders Get 60Day Terms in Jail Mich Three CIO United Steel workers officials began 60day jail sentences Wed nesday for refusing to answer questions at a grand jury investi gation of recent strike violence at the Shakespeare plants The officials Ralph Barbigian and Harry Worrell of Detroit and Gordon Barnard of Romulus Mich refused to testify in court luesday because their lawyer was not present and they feared they would incriminate themselves Oneman grand jury John Simp son found the men guilty but said he would suspend sentences if the 3 would agree to cooperate The grand jury is investigating strike violence which occurred Dec1 when union sympathizers raided the Shakespeare plant and injured 7 workers Pleads Guilty to Charge of Embezzlement Newton J Lainmers 50 Newton city clerk for 16 years toeforw his resignation last Oct 13 pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of embezzling city funds Lamnaers pleaded guilty to em bezzling before District Judge Frank Bechly and sentencing was set for 4 at 10 a m Larmiers was indicted by the Jasper county grand jury on charges of embezzling city funds between April 1 1947 and Octo ber of this year A preliminary in formation had charged there were shortages in Lammers accounts dating back to January 1943 The grand jury indictment charges Lammers with embezzling The shortages were said to be mainly in water gas ac counts THOUGHTFUL GREETING Indianapolis Indiana public safety commission Wednes day wished motorists a wary merry Christmas Once Tried to Kill Rival Bare Facts of Past Life of Rutledge St Louis Robert C Rutledge charged with slaying his wifes lover tried to kill a rival for a girls attentions when he XT5f j a 12vearok delinquent child probation records at Hous ton Tex revealed Wednesday Houston Probation Officer W E Robertson quoted the record of a youthful triangle in which Rut ledge shot a 14yearold rival in the hip with a 22 caliber rifle At the time Rutledge said he fully intended to kill the other boy The 27yearold pediatrician was released from a hospital here Monday after confessing to the knifeslaying of Byron C Hatt man 29 in a Cedar Rapids Iowa hotel room He tried unsuccess fully to commit suicide by taking poison when detectives arrived to question him Gov Robert D Blue of Iowa signed extradition papers Tues day for Rutledges return to face first degree murder charges It also was revealed that Rut ledge married previously in 1943 in Des Moines Officials said he filed a divorce petition here more than 2 years later charging that his first wife USO singer Eula Ruth Suggs lived with him for only 3 hours any justification for the renewal of military operations in Indo nesia Jessup told the council More Cities Captured by Dutch Army Batavia Java losing their cities steadily have again taken up the torch as a weapon a Dutch com munique said Wednesday The Dutch announced the cap ture of the republics capital in Sumatra Bukittinggi Fort De and another batch of towns in central Java Scorched earth tactics were re ported used by the republicans at Tjepoe north Java oil center new ly won by thevDutch Extremist gangs fired both the town and the oil installations befqre abandoning them the communique announced Jhe Indonesians have used similari tactics in past warfare with the Dutch Dutch censorship applies to all Batavia dispatches Republican re ports from Java have been limited to fragmentary broadcasts Suspend Aid to Dutch Indonesia The Netherlands authoritative source said here Wednesday the economic co operation administration EGA had suspended authorizations for Dutch Indonesia under the Mar shall plan The Dutch homeland and Indo nesia combined have been allotted more than by the EGA this year An Indonesian envoy Dr D Someitro said in Washington Tuesday he had urged Under Sec retary of State Lovett to give ser ious consideration to cutting off EGA dollars as a means of per suading the Dutch to stop their military campaign in Indonesia The authoritative source here said the action was taken with the complete concurrence of the U S state department JV1ASON CITY IOWA Want Police Inquiry on Duggan Case Suggestion of Foul Play Is Brought Forward New York Mystery sur rounding the death of Laurence Duggan deepened Wednesday as police sought to determine whether he committed suicide was the victim of an accident or the obiect of foul play The suggestion that foul play had figured in the former state de partment experts fatal 16story plunge from his Manhattan office was raised Tuesday by Rep Karl Mundt RS acting chair man of the house unAmerican activities committee Welles Message This was reportedly followed by a message from Sumner Welles former undersecretary of state asking New Yorks Mayor William O Dwyer to order a thorough po lice probe of the death ODwyer was understood to have agreed Welles said he was convinced Duggan had not committed sui cide He said a recent letter from Duggan backed up this belief but he did not give details This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection On 2j00000 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Nora Springs Friend Jewish Council of Mason city Lane Bros Inc Bob R and Winnie Marie R MacGowan Clear Lake Transport Inc Sharon Kay IVenzel From B M G Mrs A E H Jefferson Transportation Co Employes M H Thimble Club From the Aliens West Haven Dorcas Circle Mason City Barbers Local ui8 TID Co 500 2500 1000 200 200 1000 100 HOO oo NO n Tojo and 6 Other Japanese Hanged Firemens Auxiliary Monroe Home Room 107 Saturday Evening Bible Study Group BUrBl Cresi Al Dick Stojles Press and Employes Anonymous Friend TRfnCi North Bell Telephone Co 1000 SflO 200 1025 200 400 ssno 300 3000 Foul Play Mundt had said there was Japanese Are Shocked by Executions Tokyo average Japa nese up at this early hour felt shock and a certain bitterness now that former Premier Hideki Tojo has been hanged Police firemen ricksha men prostitutes and late revelers who missed the last train home all looked solemn when told of the executions There was no joking no expression of relief that it was more oE foul THE DAYS TOTAL 17G25 TOTAL TO DATE 5192293 SUM YET NEEDED 71 No GlobeGazette on Christmas Day Because of the continued acute shortage of news print paper there will be no issue of the GlobeGazette on Christ mas day The continued fea tures which normally would be in the Saturday paper will be printed Monday We believe our readers will not begrudge our employes and carrier sales men the opportunity thus pro vided to observe this happiest of all holidays in their own homes and in their own way Thief Takes Christmas Gifts From Under Tree Sioux City joy has left the Victor Babcock home here A thief Tuesday night made a clean sweep of Christmas presents beneath the Babcocks yule tree The presents were valued at HURT IN CRASH Emmetsburpr Dunn 62 was in critical condition Wed nesday in an automobile collision near here Tuesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and not so cold Wednesday night with a low of 10 above Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thurs day with a high of 28 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night Increasing cloudiness with little change in tempera ture Thursday Low Wednesday night 12 to 18 Minnesota Partly cloudy WednesI day night and Thursday Not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 25 Minimum i At 8 a m Wednesday l YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum u How Far Over Top Can This Fund Be Sent OW FAR OVER THE TOP will the 1948 Christ mas Cheer F u n d be pushed TJia was the ques tion Wednesday when 24 gifts raised the total to within of the goal That the venture in ap plied Christianity would succeed this year as it has in 23 previous years was no longer in doubt If you have taken care of your other worthy charities including the Salvation Army Christmas fund well be pleased to have your further contributions Miss Doris Bruce of Family Service Inc administrator of the Cheer Fund assures us that any thing in excess of the goal can be used to extend Christmas into the new year for the citys needy families Either bring your donation to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa DIES OF POLIO Des Monies death of Miss Merle Smith 28 Fort Dodge was reported Wednesday by Broadlawns hospital here Smith who entered the hos Pitallast Friday died Tuesday i Slight u Play that might lead directly to the communist espionage conspir Later he agd he had no Tuesday afternoon mst courier Whittaker Chambers who purportedly once accused Duggan of giving him confidential government papers denied he ever made such an accusation commu Set Date for Trial of Rath Plant Picket over A policeman who said he was a former air force man remarked My feelings are so complex I am unable to express them A ricksha jockey in a group by a bonfire muttered It wasnt the responsibility of those people alone One of his fellows declared They deserve it for causing us hardship but I feel sorry for them anyway as fellow countrymen A fireman put it almost the same way They probably deserv it but I cant help feeling sorr for them TJwo policemen former navj men when told the execution took place on the birthday o Crown Prince Akihito suggestec that maybe they picked that da on purpose HIDEKI TOJO mwi William Farrell a Rath Company pickef last May o 19 will begin Jan 24 bond He pleaded innocent Of 24 persons indicted grand jury last summer for by a ma mischief Conspiracy and faZF in with the Rath strike riot one died be fore coming to trial and charges were dropped against 6 Six fined one was sent to jail and tne state reformatory Nine others remain to be tried wre one Mother 6 Children Flee Burning Home Charles Roy Titus an expectant mother and her 6 children late Tuesday saw her 2 story farm home go up in flames 5i miles northeast of here The origin of the fire had not been determined Wednesday morning nor had an estimate been made of the loss Mr Titus employed at the Oliver plant was at work when the fire occurred Suffers Broken Hip Swea G Dourte real estate dealer suffered a broken hip when he fell on the icy street Monday afternoon He was taken to a hospital at Estherville Gives Answer to Murray Action Referred to Justice Department Washington Hoffman RMich said Wednesday he was referring to the justice department the refusal by CIO President Philip Murray to obey a subpena from him The subpena directed that Mur ray appear before Hoffman sit ting as a oneman house labor subcommittee at 9 a m CST Wednesday Murray did not show up The CIO president had made public Tuesday night a letter ad vising Hoffman that he would not be there and challenging Hoff mans right to issue the subpena Hoffman convened his hearing noted that Murray was not there and iold reporters he would turn the matter over to Attorney Gen eral Clark Hoffman added Ive got a suspicion that the justice department will do nothing about it Hoffman said he would make no recommendation to Clark But he cited a statute providing a penal ty of to fine or one to 12 months imprisonment for persons convicted of willfully re fusing to answer a subpena of a congressional committee AIRTIME FOR COLLEGE Decorah college has been chosen by the division of public relations of the National Lutheran Council to represent Lutheranism on the Columbia Church of the Air Jan 9 The program will originate in Minne apolis and will be broadcast coas to coast Oskaloosans Get Delay on Tree Cutting Des Moines r o p e r t y owners fighting to savemore than 100 shade trees from destruction in a streetwidening project won a temporary stay order in the Iowa supremecourt Tuesday The order prohibits the start of the project pending an appeal to the supreme court from a district court order project which favored the The high court granted the stay after a 2hour hearing It required the 28 property owners who op pose the state highway commission project to post a surety bond by Jan 28 and to file their appeal with all possible dispatch Only 30 days will be allowed for arguments on the appeal in stead of the usual 45 the court ruled Howard Life and Miss Teresa Davis attorneys representing the 28 property owners said destruc tion of the trees while an appeal is pending would be an irrepar able loss Want Special Record Agency Hoover Commission to Give Recommendation Washington UR A Hoover commission subcommittee recom mends that the government set up a special agency to handle its 18 100000 cubic feet of official rec ords It also suggested that federal of icers wejdout duplicate records and store those that are not in egular use At present the sub Committee said the government has enough records to fill an es imated 6 Pentagon buildings The Pentagon building home of he national defense establishment the worlds largest office build ng covering 34 acres In a report submitted to the Wlrepholo MAKE FUEL FOR TRIPS TO THE H L Johnson of nh I T M J Ziicrow Purdue rocket expert also working on the OSU project Hoover commission the subcom mittee on records and management said the present system of hand ling government records is expens ive wasteful duplicative and above an cumbersome What the commission headed by former president Herbert Hoover will do about these recommenda tions has not yet been decided The commission must report to the new congress early next month its ideas on how to streamline the executive arm of government Escort Navy Plane to Coast Crippled Fortress Has Dead Engine San Francisco UR A navy B17 flying fortress apparently No Details Are Given on Executions Only Small Group of Officials Are Present at Scene By ERNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo lojo Japans wartime dictator and 6 of his archconspirators were hanged on the gallows prison Wednesday for the murder and enslavement of millions in the Pacific war Only a small group of unidenti fied military officials stood beside the 4 newlyerected gallows when Tojo and the 6 men who were convicted of starting the war of aggression in the Pacific plunged to their death An Associated Press dispatch said the army gave no details of the hangings but promised more information later to newsmen who were not permitted to attend The announcement of the hang ings came shortly after midnight m offidal release from Mac Arthur s public information office 6 Others Executed with Tojo as archi tects of Japans Pacific aggression were Gen Kenji Doihara 65 so called Lawrence of Manchuria former premier Koki Hirota 70 Gen Seishiro Itagaki 63 who starved war prisoners in the Dutch East Indies Gen Heitaro Kimura 5S Gen Iwane Matsui 70 who directed the rape of Nanking and the killing of 200000 Chinese in 6 weeks and Lt Gen Akira Muto 56 responsible for the rape of Manila Central figure in the Sugamo prison drama was bald hatchet faced Tojorthe 64yearold virtual war dictator of Japan who took over the reins of the powerdrunk nation 2 months before the Pearl Harbor sneak attack It was Tojo who gave the order hat sent 150 Japanese planes and 7 midget submarines against the iawaiian Islands on Dec 7 1941 n a surprise raid which caused he deaths of more than 3000 Americans and crippled the Amer can navy for many months Talk Peaes At the time of The attack 2 Japanese emissaries were talking peace in Washington Tojo drove the Japanese war machine from October 1941 to July 1944 relinquishing the miership only after it became ob vious the war was lost Tojo shot himself below the heart in an attempt to commit sui cide on Sept 11 1945 But he was saved by American army surgeons and lived to become the only one of the 3 axis dictators to be tried for crimes against humanity Demo Victory Dinner Nets About Des Moines demo cratic victory dinner Dec 14 for Senatorelect Guy M Gillette net ted about state chairman Jake More said Wednesday Proceeds from the 25aplate reduced the partys 19000 generalelection indebted ness to about The party wai more than in debt 2 years ago Give us 2 more years More said Woman Struck by Car Succumbs in Hospital with one engine dead was es corted toward the California coast by rescue planes Wednesday after its pilot radioed he might be forced to ditch in the ocean The navy reported that coast guard planes met the crippled B17 at p m EST about 500 miles off San Francisco and flew formation with it toward its destination at Alameda Cal The 4engined bomber was fly ng from Honolulu A weak distress signal from the flying fort ealier had caused alarm that it might crashland at ea because oflack of gasoline Reports from the rescue planes ndicated however that the bomb r had enough fuel for 6 hours lying time at reduced speed Officers at the Alameda naval air station said they understood one engine was dead The bomber was flying at 11000 feet and gradually losing altitude Mrs Bertha I Wetzel 64 died at the Cedar Val ley hospital at p m Tues day from injuries suffered Friday night when struck by a car while crossing the road near her farm nome 2J miles northwest 61 Charles City She never regained consciousness The car was driven by John F Buckman 67 a retired salesman who had never previ ously been in an automobile ac cident Funeral services will be held at Grossmans Thursday at 2 pm the Rev Harold W Putney pas tor of the First Congregational church officiating Burial will be m Riverside cemetery She is sur vived by 2 daughters SAME ia ;