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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF WISTOSY AND ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL ia Associated Pmi end United Press Full Leaned Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER e SPARKS FLY AT LABOR CONFERENCE WING PLANS MANCHURIAN OfRT STOPPED Nationalists Say Russian Garrison Left 5 Days Early Aboard Admiral Barbeys Flag a ip Off the North China Coast red army has thwarted to nerican plans to land Chinese rationalist forces at the Manchu port of Yingkow by abandon JS it to Chinese communists na onalists claimed Tuesday Chinese nationalist sources barged that the soviet garrison eliberately polled ont of Yingr low 5 days ahead of schedule to lermit Chinese communist troops to fortify it against a nationalist landinsr nationalists said that an agreement negotiated by the cen tral government with the soviet command Oct 29 at Hsinking pro vyided for the red army to remain jtYingkow until lov 10 to guar e a safe landing by nation troops tithe basis of the agreement Atoriral Caaiel E Barbey arranged American ships to landxpatibnalist units before the deadlpe expiredyith the under standng that the niovement would be umppbsed iiThe sudden disappearance of the sijviet garrison was discov ered faya nationalist liaison mis sion which put out in a destroyer ascheduled 10 a m conference with the Russian garrison commander a Lieutenant Leonov The Russian aot only failed to appear but the mission found the near the anchorage guarded by Chinese communists with fixed bayonets Hundreds of U were tUfflng trendies and t i i Hulutao Tatungf 0 STATUTE MILES MANCHURIA 7 Tientsin Oanep ffi Molotov Lashes Atom Secrecy ice Mayor Chang FuChung appeared at the pier with 2 guards i arid advised the mission that the Russians had left andthe commu nists nowhere in control He said communist troops would re sist any nationalist landing The Russians have forbidden a Chinese landing at Dairen and it Was not known whether anyother suitable ports remain Meanwhile at Chungking com munists demanded Tuesday that the United States cease partici pation in the Chinese civil war and the government countered with acharge that the commu nists were striving to create a breach between America1 The central government and communist headquarters through their official press Organs wrangled bitterly over the pres ence and activity of United States forces in China Thedisputecontinued despite official deraals of an earlier com munist charge that U S marines had gone into action in the unde clared war in north China INTERNAL STRIFE IN CHINA Charges that U S marines at Chinwantao 1 had clashed with Chinese reds in that area were denied Tuesday by Washington and Chinese government troops were preparing for seabornelandings at Manchiirian ports of Yingkow and Hulutao Some 30000 reds were advancing on Lien yunkang overran Tsaoyang 3 threatening the government armys west flank along the PeipingHankow railway Three columns ofreds were clos ing on Kweisui AP Wirephoto Senators Ask Letters of The report concerns the 1942 pur chase of 3 old merchant ships the Arrow Comet and Meteor Rep Carter Mahasco D Ala chair man of the house expenditures committee to which the report was delivered said he will inquire 1 thfe MASON GITYAN LANDS IN NY Pfc Eugene REldridge route 4 was scheduled to arrive ia New York Tuesday on the Sheepshead Bay Victory due to land there it was reported in an AP dispatch received here Washington Inquir ing congress Tuesday enlarged its hungry search for facts It wants to know 1 What If anything MrRoose velt and Mr Churchill wrote to each other In 1941 regarding the possibility of Americas becoming Involved in the war 2 Why the war shipping ad ministration paid 7851500 for3 secondhand ships which Comp troller General Lindsay Warren says apparently were worth only 5310230 3j What are the basic facts about the science of atomic en ergy The new senate committee on atomic energy will attend night school for elementary guidance on their subject A number of housemembers with the same de sire i for knowledge have ar ranged for lectures by scientists As for President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill The congressional Pearl Harbor to 2 mem called for prePearl Harbor correspondence between the 2 war leaders The members said the commit tees lawyer William D Mitchell has asked for the specific white house files because some commit teemen want to see whether cor respondence about the Atlantic charter contains any exchanges about possible involvement of the U S in war And as for administration the war shipping Comptroller General Warren submitted a report to congress Tuesday for appropriate action SOVIET LEADER IS DISSATISFIED ONNIP CONTROL Says We Shall Have Atomic Energy and Much Else Besides London Commis sar Vyacheslav M Molotov ex pressed soviet disapproval of secrecy on atomic energy in a Moscow address Tuesday and de clared the war discovery must not be used for either oppressions or power politics There ought to be no secrecy about the subject he said adding that atomic energy had yet to prove its value In preventing ag gression or in the cause of peace We shall have atomic energy and much else Mblo tovs Russian audience was told He spoke on the eve of the sov iet unions No 7 observance of the 28th anniversary of the revolution at a giant rally which cheered Generalissimo Stalin as an honor ary chairman The ceremony broadcast by the Moscow radio ended without words from Stalin Molotov voiced dissatisfaction with thex state of negotiations for allied control of Japan and the progress of European reparation arrangements He did not mention the United States or any other ally in his comments upon atomic energy Recorded by the Soviet Monitor Molotov said After the victory some people abroad are exerting efforts in sup port of a policy of imperialism In this regard we must men Strikes At a Glance By UNITEO FRESS Labor disputes kept 262000 U S workers away from their jobs uesday The highlights D C street car and bus oper tors walked out in a wage dispute while a strike of Greyhound bus mployes halted schedules in 18 eastern and 8 southwestern states bringing home Pacific veterans were li erted from San Francisco to other west coast ports because of an nauthorized strike of AFL and CIO machinists and company officials met with Cana mn Labpr Minister Humphrey Mitchell in an attempt to end a 2 lonth stfikeat the Windsor Ont plant of the Ford Motor Co now affecting 20000 persons northwestern lumber mensWork stoppage went nto its 7th week as 60000 AFL lumber workers stayed off their jobs o support demands for a minimum hourly wage of 12 LibbeyOwensFord and Pittsburgh late Glass Co plants remained curtailed by a strike of 18000 CIO lassworkers following a breakdown in contract negotiations said it has beefcfiearned that one or more members of a New York brokerage firm re ceived a commission of in the sale of the ships The com pany that sold them to the gov ernment was named as Colonial Navigation Co of New York PUSH EFFORTS IN SEARCH FORBOY Cold Rain Falls as Hunt Enters 6th Day Downieville Cal cold rain was falling in the high Sierra early Tuesday as weary searching parties prepared for the 6th day to climb the steep rocky slopes in search of 3 year old Dickie turn Suden The child has been missing since last Thursday morning from the mountain home of his parents Mr and Mrs Joseph turn Baden at Goodyear Bar near here Bis fath er operates a gold mine Sierra county District Attorney Alfred R Lowey said it is possible the boy might have fallen into Goodyear creek which was turbu lent last Thursday and was car ried down into the swifter deeper riorth fork of the Yuba river Of ficials continued to doubt the pos sibility of kidnaping ergy and the atomic Bomb tKeiisi of which showed its tfemendou destructive power in the wa against Japan Atomic energy has nothow ever yet proved its value in the prevention of aggression and th cause of peace The Russians were told We must take as our measure the achievements of modern worlc technique in all branches of in dustry andvnational economy and secure conditions under which soviet science and technique can be of the fullest service We shall have atomic energj and much else besides In a broadcast address opening Russias observance of the 28t anniversary of the soviet revolu tion Molotov asserted In the treatment of tbe de feated we should not let ourselve be guided by our feelings but only by the necessity to prevent a aggression This applies to al countries which bear the respon sibllity for securing peace We must then mention here th force of atomic energy which wa experienced in the war with Ja pan Nowadays there ought to b no secrecy about this subject This was the first time a hig soviet official had suggested tha the United States and Great Brit ain share their practical know edge of atomic energy as a mean of warfare Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and continued warm with occa sional light rain Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy windy and colder preceded by showers in forenoon Iowa increasing cloudiness Tues day followed by scattered show ers in western portion Tuesday night Occasional showers Wed nesday changing to snow flur ries late Wednesday Much cold er Tuesday night and Wednes day Minnesota Cloudy night and Wednesday with occasional rain south portion and snow changing to rain north portion Tuesday night snow flurries Wednesday forenoon Warmer Tuesday night colder Wednes day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 71 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Tuesday 45 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 33 Precipitation 03 Bny your Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Witnesses Tell of Slaughter of 4000 Civilians by Japs During Battle of Manila Manila from an 11 year old girl to an army major told Tuesday how the Japanese burned alive de capitated bayonetted and other wise tortured to death 4000 civil ians in the walled February Gen Tomoyaki Yamashlta on trial for his life for responsibility fot these and other mass murders totalling in the tens of thousand doodled with a pencil and avoided the eyes of witnesses as the recital of his forces unparalleled ery went through Its 8th day A Spanish Catholic priest testi fied that the Japanese also impris oned 6000 men women and chi dren in St Augustines church raped the women in the then priests rooms and slew hundreds of the men Eleven year old Rosalinda An doy pretty in her freshly pressed pink dress took the witness stand and told between sobs how she I was orphaned in the Intramuros 1 massacre J My fattMr was killed by the ARREST FORMER FINNISH LEADER Helsinki Former Finnis President Risto Ryti and 7 othe wartime leaders were arrester Tuesday and charged with respon sibility for Finlands 194144 wa withRussia at the side of Ger many Japs she said barely able to hold back the mother Is no more She was bayonetted to death beside me I ss bayo netted 38 times At the request of the prosecutor she showed a horribly scarred arm The Japs jabbed me 10 times there she said The crowded courtroom Was silent Yamashita looked the other way Then Rosalinda pulled up her pink dress Long bayonet scars crisscrossed her abdomen and chest Spectators dabbed at their eyes Nursing Sister Nelly De Jesus Virate said she saw the Japanese take 2 Filipino attendants from a hospital strip them naked and tie them to a post in a burning build ing They were burned to death Luis Gallent said the Japanese crowded civilian men into Fort Santiago 60 to 80 to a cell poured gasoline everywhere and set the building afire Buy your Victory Bonds an Stamps from yonr GlobeGazeti carrier boy Alert 82nd Airborne or Shipment Home Paris If The U S army ewspaper Stars and Stripes said uesday the 82nd airborne divi on which has been pn occupation uty in Berlin for 3 months has een alerted for return to the United States and that its mem ers would start arriving at the ssembly area for redeployment fov 15 They will be replaced in lerlin by the 78th infantry divi ion the newspaper said PLANWFOR AIRMADA VISIT Mason City to See 46 Men 12 Planes Final arrangements for the ar ival in Mason City of the Victory jOan Airmada were being made Tuesday by Lt Harold H Wilson assistant to Capt Clifford Jaffe the project officer of the wlttf U crew of 6 officers and 6 enlistee nen was given by Lt Wilson bringing the total of AAF Person nel to 46 men with 1Z different of aircraft Lt WiJson arrived Tuesday noon with Lt Charles D Hauver as his pilot in an ATfi They were met by B A Webster chairman of the Victory Loan committee in charge of the event at the muni cipal airport which the army flyers praised highly Lt Wilson said that the B29 would have no difficulty whatever in landing or taking off from the Mason City port The national guard the CAP the state highway patrol the lo cal police and the Aircraft Own ers and Pilots association all have expressed their willingness to as sist in handling the expected crowds on Thursday when the Airmada will be open for publi inspection Persons buying bonds at the airport will be permitted ti sit at the plane controls Visiting hours have definitely been set from 9 a m to 6 p m Thursday Mr Webster said Vis itors will not be allowed on the airport itself at any other hours while the army planes are here he warned because of the dangre involved He mentioned partlcu larly the hazards during landing and takeoff operations each o which is likely to take at least half hour The planes are expected to ien dezvous over Mason City and fly in formation upon their arriva Lt Wilson said commenting upoi the difficulty of getting the hug bombers up to a speed equal to the slowest speed possible fo some of the fast pursuit ships The visiting flyers are sched uled to appear at the Clear Lak Rotary club Thursday noon lunch eon and will also be entertainec by ClausenWordcn post of th American Legion The Mason City Junior Cham her of Commerce will handle th MASON CITYAN DIED IN FRANCE Injuries Fatal to Pfc W C Spencer Pfc William C Spencer 3 vhose wife and 4 children live at 21 1st S E died in France as a esult of injuries received in rain accident while en route to Marseilles where he was to em ark for the states according to a message received here Monday night from the war department Pfc Spencer was insurance man for the State Farm Insurance company of Bloomington 111 at he time of his induction into the army in March 19U He had been overseas since March 1945 and had served in Germany Belgium and France He had earned 3 battle stars in his ETO ribbon and hac Jeen awarded the combat infan trymans badge r was a member of the food concession Thursday at the airport Key Men in Atomic Are Quitting Washington Maj Gen R Groves said Tuesday undreds of workers key men 3d scientists are quitting the tomic bomb project because of ncertainty over the future of leir jobs Questioned about a report to his effect Gen Groves in over II charge of the atomic bomb reject told a reporter he has ost some of his best men both at iak Ridge Tenn and Hanford rash as well as at Los Alamos I Mex He said field representa ives report that in numerous in tances departing workers list uncertainty of the future as a rimnry or secondary cause for uitting Although t Groves would make o estimate of the extent to which tiis draining off of key workers was high agent among all Iowa agents for the insurance company named Before going to work fo the company he had been em Ployed at Deckers A letter written ay him on October 23 the day be iore the accident had stated tha he was on his way home The 4 children surviving besides his wife are 3 daughters and a son as follows Janice 17 Marlyn 13 Diane 5 and Suzanne 14 months A brother Claude lives in Mason ity and another brother Harvey Des Moines A sister Mrs eorge Bowers lives in Buffal Center His parents preceded him in death WILLIAM C SPENCER Declare Dividend Chicago IF A regular quar terly dividend of 50 cents a shar and an extra dividend of 25 cents to be paid Nov 26 to stockholder record Nov 15 was declam Monday by directors of theW A Shaeffer Pen company Fort Mai ison Iowa LEWIS MURRAY EXCHANGE HOT WORDS ON VOTE Mine Union Leader Wins Temporary Victory by Delay Washington if A hot ex change between mine union leadef John L Lewis and CIO President Philip Murray Tuesday threw the labor management conference into dispute over Lewis demand for role Lewis came out of the scrap with a temporary victory by ob taining delay in conference action on creationOf an important exe cutive committee pending settle ment of a controversy over union representation Aproposed agenda for the con ference called for an 8member committee with 4 places each for labor and management L a b o rs votes were to be divided equally between the AFL and CIO Lewis 4 Production he asserted demanded places on the commit hat there has been considerable tee for his united mine workers lowdown Since peak employment on the tomic bomb project more than ft of the workers have quit and many more have served notice hey intend to leave by the first 3f the year according to figures irovided by Maj John Moynahan Jroves press representative At the peak of employment ither than construction workers here were 1700 operational em iloyes and 67000 other workers m the project Now there are 400 and 49000 respectively Since VJday more than 6000 vorkers have quit and approxi mately 3000 more have indicated heir intention to leave in the next month or two Not all of these have quit or are quitting because of job un certainties by any means Groves y1 including most of the sci ehtlfic workers offered their services for the duration or for some specific task and now are returning to their personal in terests This is true for example in the cases of Dr J Robert Oppen leimer chief scientist and of the other scientists at Los Alamos to whom Groves referred as his 1st and 2nd teams Nevertheless their going has been a serious loss he said and in some instances their jobs will ttave to be filled from the 3rd and 4th teammen The general said permanent employment policies which would remove any uncertainties cannot be drawn until a law is passed clarifying the future status atomic energy production and re search and providing the execu tive setup which will run the peacetime project Those policies also include permanent wage scales and for the railroad brotherhoods Murray onetime ally of Lewis before the UMVV leader broke away from the CIO protested any changes in the committee make up Murray declared he had heard reports a veritable blitz by Lewis to get on the con ference executive committee Lewis jumped up and shouted that Murrays words constituted despicable and unique German terminology Gripping a conference fable Lewis roared that Mr Lewis doesnt care a tinkers malediction whether he is a member of any committee personally Bat the UMW chief made clear he wanted his mine workers represented Murray retorted that Lewis from past acquaintance knew he never employed Hitlerlike tac pared tcf recommenda tions of the conference rules com mittee and to give consideration to Lewis position The fracas developed over the rules committees recommendation that the conference arrange for an 8 member executive committee as proposed Lewis succeeded in getting the conference to leave open this question AFL President William Green backed Lewis Green proposed executive committee representa tion for the UMW and the railroad brotherhoods before the confer ences 2nd day session began The 4 places for management on the committee would be divided equally between the National As sociation of Manufacturers and the United States chamber of commerce Iowa Farm Couple Have 73rd Anniversary Buncombe and Mrs Eli Jensen observed their 73rd wedding anniversary Tuesday at their farm home near Duncombe Each is more than 94 years old and enjoying good health They came to Iowa in a covered wagon m 1873 and assisted in or ganizing the First Lutheran church in their community Mr and Mrs Jensen are parents of 6 children 4 of whom are living Other de scendants are 20 grandchildren 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild SECRETARY NAMED Mrs John H Weiland has been appointed by Hugh L Mosher county chairman of the Butler county Bed Cross chapter as home service secretary to take effect Nov 1 GEN DE GAULLE RETURNS RULE New French Assembly Opens First Session Paris JP Gen De Gaulle sub mitted his resignation as pro visional president Tuesday to the constituent assembly returning the reins of government to Frances first elected legislative body in S years The assembly charged by the electorate with writing a new constitution for a 4th republic was expected to ask De Gaulle to continue a caretaker government until later in the week Then the delegates will name a new pro visional president to serve daring the 7 months assigned the assem bly for its task There seemed little doubt that De Ganlle would be returned to office as provisional president for that period also At its opening session Tuesday the assembly heard its first chair man 81 year old Paul Cuttoli call for not only a political but also an economic and daringly social democracy SUPERFORT AND of the ships coming in the AAF Victory Loan Airmada to Mason City Thurs day will be the B29 Superfortress and the 51 Mustang lighter shown under its wing Despite its tiny size com paratively the Mustang has flown many missions as es cort to the big ship A B17 Flying Fortress a B24 Lib erator and 8 other bombers and fighters also will be in thfe Airmada AAF photo K and A engr JEROME KERN IS IMPROVING New York Kern creator of some of Americas most beloved song hits was reported slightly improved Tuesday at City hosptal where he was re moved Monday in critical condi tion after a collapse on Park ave nue The 60year old composer Ole Man River and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes suffered an apoplectic stroke Dr Henry Greenburg hospital superintend ent said He arrived here Friday from the west coast to supervise rehearsals of the revival of his Show Boat ;