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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1946, Mason City, Iowa 1C DEPARTMENT OF H15TOHY A NO ARCHIVES KOINES A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Leased MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 10 SENATE PROBES DEMOBILIZATION ATTLEE OPENS UNO SESSIONS WITH WARNING Says Delegates Must Make Their Choice for Peoples of World Ixmdon Ministe Attlee opened the historic firs meeting of the general assembly ol the united nations Thursda with a warning that the delegate must make their choice between life or death for the peoples o the world The coming of the atomic bomb was only the last of a series o warnings to mankind that unless the powers of destruction could be controlled immense ruin and al most annihilation would be the loi of most of the highly civilized portions of mankind the Brit is leader told the representatives o 51 nations assembled at ancien Westminster palace Attlee said I welcome there tore the decision to remit thi whole problem of control o atomic energy to a commission o the united nations organization This decision was made at the preChristmas conference of the Big 3 foreign ministers in Moscow It calls for setting up an 11man commission Here is an invention fraught with immense possibilities on the one hand of danger and on the other of advantage to the human race Attlee declared It is for the peoples of the world through their representa tives to make their choice be tween life or death Let us be clear as to what is our ultimat aim It is not just the negation of war but creation of a world o secpity and freedom of a worli which Is srqverned bjr justice aho Attlee reminded the delegates that Tve have learned from past mistakes I Many officials including TJ S of State James f Brnes expected the delegates move smoothly through the S of organizing the assembly 1 estimates were that 1 tfle task might be completed in I film 3 to 1 weeks The assembly would then adjourn to reassem later this year at Permanent UNO headquarters in the United States As the sessions activities got under way Dr Paul Henri Spaak socialist foreign minister of Bel gium who was supported by Britain was elected president of the assembly for the London meeting Tryve Lie Norwegian foreign minister was the only candidate nominated from the floor Lies name was offered by Russia who with the United States supported him On a secret ballot the tally was Spaafc 28 Lie DIES FOLLOWING STAIRWAY FALL Charles arrange ments were incomplete Thursday morning for Mrs Harry Masefcer who died in a hospital here Wednesday night 3 hours after a fall down the cellar stairs at her home at 604 S Jackson street Death occurred about midnight Mrs Maseker suffered a broken arm and a possible skull fracture The body was taken to the Hauser funeral home Mrs Maseker was born July 10 1875 She is survived by her hus band and 2 daughters Mrs Harry Earth of Greene and Mrs Emma Johnson of Minneapolis Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday low est temperatures about 15 Fri day Increasing cloudiness and mild becoming colder Friday night Iowa Generally fair Thursday night warmer west and central portions Thursday Priday in creasing cloudiness and warm er becoming colder northwest portion Friday afternoon cloudy Thurs day night Warmer east and south portion Snow flurries and decidedly colder Friday and Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 23 Minimum 16 At 8 a m Thursday 17 YEAR AGO Maximum 5 Minimum 7 Precipitation 03 Snow 14 inch A TOAST TO THE FUTURELt Col Gregory Boymgton and his bride the former Frances Baker drink i 1 success their marriage after revealing Wednesday afternoon that they eloped Tuesday to T i Vegas Nev AP Wirephoto K A engr S bJ A overseas nervei The colonel at a press confer encegave his version of the ro mantic mixup He said he met Mrs Malcolm son about June 1942 on the SS Brazilas he was returning to the from Bombay In December 1942 before he returned to combat he continued fie entered into a legal trusteeship which made her guardian of his hildren by a previous marriage Sregory jr janet Sue 8 and Gloria 6 They are now with his parents in Brewster Wash The flyer said he went to Heno New Years eve to discuss dissolv ng the trusteeship under which le declared she had received be tween S1GOQO and 518000 in sal ary and allotments while he was overseas But he wound up giving her a sort of engagement ring How ever headdedrde1 there would be no marriagen between them Mrs Malcolmson had no rea son torannounce we ivould be mar ried he declared In Reno Mrs divorce suit from Stewart Mal colmson Australian production manager for General Motors marked off into seclusion The 35yearold officer at his brides Hollywood home said he welcomed a chance to get this thing cleaned up Mrs Boyington is an exfilm actress well known socially in Hollywood and the former wife of Russell Baker San Francisco restaurateur Chinese Political Parties Legalized by Chiang KaiShek Cease Fire Agreement Ends Civil Strife of Government Communists hiang KaiShek announced Thursday shortly after a truce lad brought an immediate end to Chinas civil war that the gov ernment had decided to legalize all political parties He said the government ree all purely political prisoners grant the people freedom of promote local self ipeech and government Chiang opening the political consultation conference almost imultaneously with the conclu lon of the cease fire agreement announced the government had decided to 1 Grant the people freedom of conscience speech publi ation and association and to afeguard them against illegal ar est and trial 2 AH political parties shall be qual before the law and may iperate openly within the law 3 Local selfgovernment will ctively be promoted in all places nd popular elections will be held 4 Political prisoners except raitors and those found to have ommitted definite acts injurious o the republic would be released Gen Chou EnLai No 2 com munist leader approved the 4 oints and said they were basic or achieving constitutional gov niment The cease fire order was 1s ned after Gen ChangChun RDV rnment representative and Gen hou EnLai of the communists meeting with General Marshall pecial U S envoy to China cached an agreement The order issued by Gen rahssimo Chiang KaiShek and tao TseTung communist chair manat Yenan on the basis of the greement reached by the com mittee ALGONA DAIRY BLAST PROBED 2 Buildings Damaged in Night Explosion Alsona A1 g o n a officials Thursday were uncertain as to the cause of an explosion which badly damaged Browns dairy on S Phillips street shortly after 11 p m Wednesday It was estimated the loss would reachwell into the thousands Tne dairy was almost complete ly wrecked and there was heavy damage to an adjacent storage buildins of the Pepsi Cola com pany both structures being of brick Bricks and concrete were thrown over a wide area one piece of concrete 2 feet square bein hurled for 250 feet into a nearby yard Half of the north wall of the dairy was torn out and there was a gaping hole in the side of the storage building Just as the explosion occurred a car passing on U S highway 169 was struck by debris and the headlights and glass of the ve hicle were broken A cable of the local telephone company was snapped All the windows in the 2 buildings wire broken There was no one in the build ing when the blast occurred hence the cause could not be deter mined but it is possible the safety valve on the boiler stuck The boiler is located in an under ground tunnel connecting the buildings and was used for heat ing the structures The dairy is the only one in the and it is understood it will be repaired at once GIs on Stars and Stripes Protest Suppression By UNITED r By UNITED PKESS Enlisted men on 2 Pacific edi tions of the army newspaper Stars and Stripes complained Thursday that they were being muzzled in their coverage of the worldwide soldier protest against demobili zation policies A formal statement by the en listed personnel of the Tokyo Stars and Stripes claimed that open pressure affainst them by officers had changed the paper into a house organ for the war department The Honolulu Stais and Stripes staft said they had received or ders not to print letters or stories which criticized thority anyone in au Protest meetings were reported from all quarters of the globe A proposal was made by demonstra tors in Hawaii ttfst American oc cupation forces be restricted to former eneniy territory High officers of the European headquarters in Frankfurt called a meeting of G I spokesmen and newspaper men to record the grievances aired by a crowd of more than 5000 troops which tried to storm Gen Joseph T Mc Narneys headquarters Wednes day night The Tokyo Stars and Sfripcs statement claimed that the paper had been forced delete dis tort and play d o w n news to serve personal and professional interests of the army hierarchy and in many instances officers in general In Honolulu the MidPacific edition of the army newspaper Stars and Stripes received orders from Lt Gen Robert C Richard son Jr theater commander to refrain from printing criticism of anyone in authority The newspaper was told speci fically not partment and congress were doing all they could to get the troops home and still fulfill worldwide paratroopers Truman Secretary of War Robert occupation needs A detachment of More than 1500 soldiers at Fort forces be limited to hostile terri tories The Hawaiian demonstrators adopted a resolution for relay to Eiseiiliower and Gen Douglas MacArthur stating believe that far greater numbers of men are held overseas than arc actu ally needed for accomplishment of duties as prescribed by the war department In Korea more than 1000 sol diers met in a theater to add their protests Lt Gen John R Hodge told them he believed the war de Maryland and Massachusetts are he only 2 states with capital uildings dating from before the evolution In Bohemia outdoor Christmas 7000 Phone Workers to Go In New York By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some 7000 long distance tele phone workers including opera tors will start leaving their jobs at G a m CST Fridy in New York City John J Moran a union spokesman announced markin the start of a threatened nation wide shutdown of telephone serv ice in sympathy with an installa tion workers walkout The New York walkout would be simultaneous with establish ment of picket lines which instal lation workers said they would set up across the nation Friday Installation workers 8000 of whom went on strike in 44 states they expected telephone operators generally would refuse to cross their picket lines Telegraph company saidhowever that although a prolonged strike of equipment workers and of Plan Picket Lines DCS IMoines wt belne made Thursday to establish picket lines Friday at telephone comnany offices in 160 Iowa cities and towns Equipment workers of the Northwestern Bell Tele phone company went on strike Wednesday without immediately affecting telephone senice Western Electric Co employes would handicap installation of new sets dial service could be maintained many ring accidents such as major breakdowns Belephone service in Washington was curtailed for the second time in 6 days when switchboard oper ators of the Chesapeake and Po tomac Telephone company started leaving their posts Thursday to at tend a union protest meeting The walkout which the union contended was in protest against overkorkinj supervisors and operators interrupted white house communications Incoming calls were blocked and outgroine calls were routed through army and navy tie lines In Washington meanwhile a report by the governments fact finding boavd in the General Mo tors wage dispute was headed to ward the white house and was expected to reach President Tru man by midafternoon Chairman Lloyd K Garrison declinedto discuss the recommen dation otherthan to say a report the board would recommend a 20 cent hourly or 18 per cent aver age wage increase was not cor rect The report was contained in a copyrighted story from Washing ton in the Detroit News In Detroit Walter P Router UAWCIO vice president and di rector of the unions General Mo tors department notified all GM locals by telegram of a special UAWGM conference for Sunday Jan 13 at 1 p m in the motorcar city He also notified the locals that the GM factfinding board had submitted its report to the pres ident of the long strike which has made more than 175000 workers idle The Washington telephone tie up the Washington telephone traffic union said bears no rela tion to a sympathy walkout planned by other affiliates of the National Federation of Telephone Workers Western in a strike of 17000 Electric company em ployes in New York and New Jer sey Some reports current in ngton were that the GM fact mdmg panel would recommend a la per cent wage rate increase with provisions for further nego tiations after a trial period going from door to door and be Snowflakos rr r m0npy cnt thanwhite tot Chmtmas C8ke S i directions they appear white GEHM4N PRISON NEVER LIKE daience Ohnstie Intelnational Falis Minn dines in elegance as one of thousands of former prisoners of war gettinir 9 weeks holiday as Uncle Sams guests at hotels near their homes Christie with the 106th infantry when captured by the Germans at Bastogne in 1944 is served by Waitress Kathiyn Herolcl at the Hotel Radisson in Minneapolis Minn AP Wirephoto K A engr Strike Picture At a Glance 415000 Workers Idle T BY THE ASSOCIATED PKESS ad njjor disputes idle about 415000 workers Major labor developments disruption of telephone serv ice appears imminent through establishmentof picket lines aroimd major exchanges following strike of 8000 telephone installation work 6FS Hi il SttitGS in wage dispute between 7000 CIO employes of Western Union company inNew York City as metrop vpmmnc n c rest of natin union resume c rr ffjcials of U S Steel and CIO United Sleelworkers ollective bargaining in wage dispute as dnte for strike of 700000 workers nears union chief says walkout wil abeyance if corporation extends satisfactory wage offer M5AT conciliation service cliki 10 halt scheduled strike next Wednesday of 335000 workers in meat pack be ef works to came rowdy although the dem onstration broke up quietly when the paratroop reinforcements ar rived MeNarney was not in his office at the time Eight thousand soldiers on Guam held a protest meeting at Harmon field and raised funds to forward a 1000 word cable to the American veterans committee headquarters A signal corps ser geant told the meeting that his company had sent 10000 demobi lization protest messages in 2 days Seek 3rd Man in Degnan Girl Killing Chicago once em ployed at a nursery situated with in 2 blocks o the home of Suzanne Degnan 6 kidnapkilling victim was the object ot a police search Thursday Mrs Margaret Perry operator of the nursery home told the police this man was discharged because of questionable habits Investi gators also learned he formerly was a mental patient al Manteno state hospital but had been dis charged as cured They said he formerly was a practicing dentist Inquiry into the identity and background of former employes of the nursery came about when Mrs Perry identified a ladder found m an alley at the rear of the Deg nan home as one which had been left at the nursery 2 years ago by a rooting company employe police believe the Kidnap Jailer used the ladder to enter lit tle Suzannes bedroom early Mori day when he took her from her bed left a 520000 ransom note killed her and dismembered her body The childs father Jnmes E Degnan Chicago OPA official told reporters however he had seen the ladder in the same loca tion the day before the crime Another man sought the police disclosed was anexconvict with a record of sex offenses against young girls Although several clues previ ously regarded as important col lapsed during the last 21 hours police still held for questioning Thursday 2 janitors and hunted for a 3rd they wanted to interro gate in connection with he kid naninjr and killingdismember ment of the child Under a ruling by a criminal court judge at a habeas corpus hearing Wednesday the 2 janitors both of whom underwent so called lie detector tests Wednes day night will be released ot 4 p m Thursday unless they are charged with an offense Chief Justice Harold G Ward ordered the men retained by po lice for another 24 hours after Po lice Sergeant Jack Hanrahan and states attorneys officials pleaded for more time to question the 2 janitors Both are employed JOHNSON HEADS INVESTIGATION INTO SITUATION Colorado Senator Declares Condition Is Near Mutiny AVashinglon Edwin C Johnson DColo who has de clared conditions in the army to be near mutiny was named chairman of a special senate mili tary subcommittee Thursday Jo ex plore the whole demobilization situation Chairman Elberf Thomas D TJtah of he senate military af fairs committee also named Sena tors BrigRs DJIo and Rcver comb RW Va to the group Johnson wrote Gen Dwight D Eisenhower chief of staff and Acting Secretary of War Ken neth C Royall asking them to ap pear before the subcommittee at their earliest convenience to ex plain the whole situation Johnson earlier called G I demonstrations overseas in con nection with tiie demobilization slowdown near mutiny and dis tressing and humiliating to all Americans Johnson formally called upon the senate military committee to sum mon Gen Dwight D Eisenhower at the earliest possible moment for a full investigation Johnson a member of the com mittee asked congress to take a hand in the situation after the war department disclosed it was un dertaking to recast its entire de mobilization program The increasing disgruntled GIs press ure from demonstrating overseas obviously was a factor affecting both the congressional and army approach to the prob lem Eisenhower army chief of staff authorized theater commanders pending issuance of the new de mobilization program to return home all surplus personnel re gnrdless of their point scores The announcement that the army was redrafting its demobil ization program came less than a week after the war department ordered its demobilization slow down which touched off the series of GI demonstrations in the Pa cific and Europe This slowdown order ias the first drastic change in demobili zation policy since the broad gen eral program was announced after VE day There was no hint what lines the new demobilization program would follow but the army prom ised that the revised plan would be forthcoming shortly Despite Eisenhowers order and the promise of a new demobiliza tion program increasing dissat isfaction with the entire situation was voiced on capitol hill by some lawmakers returning for the open ing session of congress next week Senator George A Wilson R Iowa was of the opinion that both crmy and navy release programs are so snaried that only congres sional action can get them un tangled He told reporters tie will propose apartment buildings near the DegItllat congress order the release by nan home in the Edgewater Beach AIriI 1 of all enlisted personnel ing industry Officials of General Electric and CIO United Elec trical woTKers continue wage negotiations as union makes ho chance in plans for strike of 200000 members next Tuesday Unitcd Auto workers resume negotiations with Ford Motor Co wages may be discussed FRENCH YANKS IN KNIFE FIGHT Paris French Pressy agency reported Thursday that 80 French and American soldiers battled with knives and fists at Marseille Wednesday night The French dispatch said the battle started when a group of American soldiers leaving a cafe attacked a civilian The French soldiers defended the civilian and a freeforall developed Several Frenchmen were wounded by knives and daggers Before police intervened the dis patch said It did not state wheth any Americans were wounded Woman Gives Birth to Girl During Flood Barbourville Ky Mrs Thomas E Eaton gave birth to a baby girl here Wednesday while lood waters of the rampaging Cumberland river swirled just jelow the second story room Dr T R Davies made his way by Joat to the Eaton home during the heigh of the flood nounccd they will incorporate iis Veterans Associated sell stock to 300 exservicemen and build low cost homes to be sold only to World war If veterans Whats more labor will be re cruited from Seabees and other veterans who built military in stallations Veterans Solve Housing Problem in Oryanizatioi Oklahoma City XP Six war veterans impatient with the housing shortage and high renl es tate prices have decided to do slrictly fo their building veterans Harold Brand of Leader an 1 Railroad Remains Under Embargo for Iowa Outbound Freight Wes Jloines one rail road the Northwestern Thursday remained under the embargo on outbound freight of less than car load lots which became effective in DCS Moines last Dec 19 The embargo was lifted at Thursday for i railroad the Rock Island district on the north side The case is getting hotter and hotter all the time Hanrahan old Judge Ward In 24 hours we will know the answer The immediate release of the 2 janitors Hector Verburgh J5 and Desere Smet 35 and Verburghs wife Mary 64 had been asked by their attorney James A Ricker Both janitors had steadfastly protested their innocence through out questioning Hanrahan said the results of the lie detector tests both men were inclusive an official interpretation of for but them would be The 3rd janitor being sought Hanrahan said is a resident of the Edgewater district who he said has been absent from home for the past several days presum ably on a drinking spree States Attorney William Tuohy disclosed that bones found in the furnace of the apartment building which Verburgh tends and in the basement of which they had said Suzannes body had been dis sected were not human bones Police had believed they were from the arms ol the Degnan girl which still are missing All other parts of her body have been re covered 18 Persons Ousted by Perry Apartment Fire Perry Eighteen persons were driven out of their apart ments over a downtown business building by a fire which broke out at a m Thursday The blaze was brought under control 2 hours later No one was injured but personal belongings of the apart ment residents were destroyed except volunteers or draftees with less than a years service Disclosure that a detailed new army demobilization program is in the works was made Wednesday by Acting Secretary of War Ken neth C Royall who released Eis enhowers cabled directive in structing overseas commanders to expedite the return of surplus personnel regardless of point scores This directive from the army chief o staff specified however that priority should be given men with the highest scores and the longest service First definite evidence con gressional intention to look into recent GI demonstrations devel oped Thursday when a group from the house military committee went to Andrews field in nearby Mary land Air force GIs and WACs demonstrated there earlier this week Phantom Work Car Delays Passengers IVinona Minn on a train that pulled into Winona 20 minutes late didnt know it but they were delayed by a phantom The tram fretted along for miles behind a crewless railway work car which finally derailed itself near the city The crew of the powered car had abandoned it when they saw the passenger train bearing down on them The combined cost ot the 2 government sponsored pipelines the Big Inch and the LiUe i Big Inch was about ;