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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL m MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Praa and United Pren Full Leased Wires Five Cents MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 1945 3 y a y j V 4 This Paper Consists ot Two One JfQ 39 LIFT CURB ON MEAT FATS ON WITH JAPANESE Claims Joining With FDR in Playing for Time Before Attack Washington Sec retary qf State Hull declared Fri day that far from having handed Japan an ultimatum he and Pres ident Roosevelt played desperate ly for time before the Pearl Har bor attack In a dayfcyday account of dip lomatic negotiations that preceded this countrys entry into war the venerable former cabinet officer made these points in a statement prepared for the senatehouse committee investigating the Paci fic military disaster 1 He gave the cabinet repeated warnings before Dec 7 1941 that Japan could be expected to attack anywhere anytime since there appeared to be no hope of success ful diplomatic negotiations 2 Hull said that only by the United States yielding funda mental principles couldthe Pearl Harbor attack have been pre vented with the prospect that it have come after Japan consolidated the gains she would have made without fighting 3 He asserted that the corner stone of his and President Hoose velts efforts were to avoid a showdown1 with Japan while this country strengthened its defenses adding that he concurred com pletely in the view that no ulti matum should be delivered to Japan 4 He revealed that most ofthe informationthis governrhent ceived indicated the Japanese concentrate attacks on the KRA peninsula and the Dutch East Indies 5 He disclosed that at the At lantic conference President Roose velt had agreed with Prime Min ister Churchill to take parallel action in informing Japan that in the event of further aggression would be forced to move de fensively Committee members were cau tioned in advance that because his health Hull could not testify more than 45 minutes at a time There had been doubt that he could appear at all Hull said in his statement that the original Japanese move into southern IndoChina was the overt act that so changed the far eastern situation that it be came a question no longer ot this countrys avoiding the risk of war Nuernberg veil of mystery around the powerful Ger man industrialists who became merchants of death for Hitlers schemes to rebuild the German army was lifted by American prosecutors Friday at the war crimes trial of 20 top nazis Heads of the vast Krupp steel empire and the I G Farbeu chemical trust Assistant Prosecu tor Thomas Dodd charged agreed to finance the nazi party as an antidote to communism and later cooperated in a secret rearma ment program Defendant Hjalmar Schacht was redfaced as he heard himself de scribed from German documents as thefinancial wizard who was appoint jad as plenipo iUentiary for war Economy in 1935 limd won the Draise of a reich general as the man who made reconstruction of the German army economi cally possible The head of the great Krupp works Gustav tCrupp von Boh len und Hal Schacht was indicted but thus far has escaped trial because of shown by German records Dodd asserted to have aided in raising campaign funds for Hitler in 1933 and to have declared after Hitlers ascen sion to power that German in dustry puts itself at your dis posal Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel participated That acf he said brougrht about the July 26 1941 order of Presi dent Roosevelt to freeze Japanese assets in this country Hull noted that at the Atlantic conference of the president and Prime Minister Churchill in Aug ust 1941 Mr Churchill had in formed President Roosevelt that the British government needed time to prepare for resis tance against a possible Japanese attack on the Far East was true also of our de fense preparations Hull said Furthermore he went on President Hoosevelt and Mr Churchill had agreed that the American and British govern ments should take parallel action ip informing Japan that in the event the Japanese government should take further steps of ag i gression against neighboring coun tries each of them would be com pelled to take all necessary mea sures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of its coun try and nationals and to insure its countrys safety and security Mr Roosevelt gave the Japa nese ambassador this warning on August 17 but agreed at the same time to continue negotiations He and the president knew that the Japanese were unreliable and treacherous Hull said adding that while our government de sired peace it could not brush away the realities of the situa tion Study Ceiling Prices on Building Products Des Moincs prices were to be established here Friday at a meeting of the Des Moines Re tailers of Hard Building Prod ucts with the office of price ad ministration The prices were to cover cash and carry and free delivery on brick tile asphalt shingles plaster and cement A similar meeting will be con ducted Nov 30 at Waterloo that planned the nazi flood of aggression As the fourth flay of the his toric trial opened counsel for de feated Germanys To 1 soldier declared that prosecution charts naming Keitel as a cabinet min ister without portfolio were false the general in Hitlers and asserted that never participated Dr Otto Nelte Keitels attorney said that although a secret cab inet council with which the high command chief was linked had been created by law Feb 4 1938 the council never was appointed and held no sessions Lord Justice Geoffrey Law rence presiding rfcled that the prosecution documents were ad missible and that the defense could later challenge material in Lawrence an them Justice that to allow defense council VJJ for consideration of documents Recover Jap toot a Japan troops have recovered precious metals valued at 5285000 in a na val warehouse at Afami it was disclosed Friday The cache in cluded 350 silver ingots weighin over 13 tons The war dead gave their all a profit 5 50 Trailer Houses Here Dec 15 SUGAR IS ONLY Pick Site of Housing Plan in Mason City Hopes that 50 trailer houses apable of housing 220 persons would be ready for occupancy iiere about Dec IS was expressed Friday by John L Johnson secre tary of the Mason Cily Develop ment association We are ready only awaiting receipt of the con tracts from the public housing ad ministration at Chicago 111 he reported We have made ar rangements for a site and have all our plans made The trailer camp will be located on South Federal just norlh of fire station No 2 at about 20th street lie revealed Entrance will he from Federal with a drive all the way around a recfanfrular court PLANS TO REBUILD DESTROYED Only part ly caved in walls and piles of debris remain of the big Terp ballroom at Austin Minn after a fire on Thanks giving day spread through the building Carl Fox deal Lake owner said after insurance losses are computed con BEVIN ASKS IU ROSSI A DEMANDS sideration will be given to rebuilding the Terp providing needed construction materials can be obtained The origin the alarm for which was turned in 14V hours alter the building was locked up remains a mystery Austin Minn Herald photo Threshed Out Now London Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin Friday invited Rus sia and the United States to state exactly what demands if any they have for territory and bases so the problems can be threshed out pub licly If the great powers say exactly what they want either in territory or bases or any other form it can be examined and there is no need for action which wilt cause reflec tion on the action of one another he said Bevin speaking in the commons foreign policy debate said that Britain refuses to base her foreign policy entirely upon the decisions of the Big 3 He said the big powers had better talk to each other suspicions about each others in is willing to tentions Britain he said submit anything it does or desires to discussion in open assembly of the united nations T h e bluntspeaking foreign minister promised that Britain will not commit any unfriendly act to ward any other nation great or small Origin of Terp Ballroom Fire Still Mystery Damage Austin Minn Origin of the fire which destroyed the Terp ballroom here Thursday still remained a mystery Friday The fire alarm came 14 hours after the ballroom was locked up from previous use The fire apparently started in the attic of the tile building and quick ly spread through the frame inter ior An alarm was sounded shortly after Thursday mornins but firemen found it too late to save the structure The roof collapsed and the walls began caving in Firemen tore down what walls were left stand ing to prevent any accidents Manager Clifford M Nesbet said the building itself without fixtures cost 587000 when built shortly before the war The Terp ballroom is owned and operated by Carl Fox of Clear Lake who also owns and operates the Surf ballroom at Clear Lake and the Prom ballroom in St Paul Minn THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours ii au cory oan ons Buy yours your Victory Bond purchases are a this week Bring the boys home at n nrnft ight infatlon GETS SALUTE FROM SUCCESSOR Kingman new commander of the Third fleet salutes Admiral William F Halsey after the latter relinquishes the command in a ceremonv aboard the battleship South Dakota at Long Beach Cal Thurs day Halsey starts to shake hands then salute first AP Wirephoto THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Brinr the boys home and fight inflation MURDER TRIAL OF KLATT OPENS Former Eldora Guard First to Be Tried Fort Dodge second de gree murder trial which grew out of a death a riot and numerous mass escapes from the Eldora state training school for boys was set to open in district court Friday The defendant is Carl Klatt a former guard and one of 5 former officials and employes of the in utter slitution who face 8 charges ranging from second degree mur der to conspiracy Klatt also has been charged with conspiracj The cases were transferred here from Eldora on a change of venua Jens Grothe former assistant state attorney general was appointed special prosecu tor and Judge Paul H JYIcCoid of ML Pleasant was appointed I by the Iowa su preme court to hear the cases The trial of Klatt on the murder charge was expected to last 3 weeks The Klatt state has summoned approximate ly 50 persons to testify There have been no indications of the basis of the defense nor how many witnesses the defense will call Others who face charges as the result of a 3 weeks investigation of the school by a special Hardirv county grand jury are O S Von iij a Krog superintendent of the school lc colclcr Friday nigiit with for 23 years Darrell T Brown wmshing winds Low tempera assistant superintendent and H e Friday night about 5 above J Martin dean of boys all zcroFair wilh slowly rising tern charged with conspiracy and Saturday rcgeU mmdcrfls i IN MASON CITY i fault and conspiracy I GlobeGazetteweather statistics THE VORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours this week Brimr the boys home and fiffht inftalion Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and somewhat colder Friday night with re duced wind velocity Lowest temperature about 5 above ex cept 5 to 10 above at Cedar Rapids Saturday fair with slowly rising temperatures Iowa Clear and colder Friday with rapidly diminishing winds Saturday fair with slowly rising terrmeratures Shippers Forecast Northern half 0 southern half 5 above fair and a NATIONAL PHONE TOP LOOMS UnionAwaits Reply in Strike of GM By TLVITEir PRESS Union leaders awaited a com pany reply to requests for arbi tration in the General Motors strike Friday and a nationwide longdistance telephone tieup was threatened because of a walkout of Illinois toll operators Peace efforts in the GM dis pute affecting 175000 of the 477 000 idle U S workers shifted to Washington where Labor Secre tary Lewis B Sclwellcnbach was expected to take a personal hand in the showdown wase battle be tween the nations bijrKesl manu facturer and the CIO United Auto Workers union UAW officials indicated that an answer to the unions proposals expected sometime Friday would receive favorable consideration if it agreed in principle with the theory of voluntary arbitration Meanwhile James A Beirne president of the National Federa tion of Telephone Workers was reported en route from New York to take over leadership in a strike of 8700 tol operators which ha tied up service throughout Illi nois Beirnes decision to come to Chicago followed an announce ment by j H president of the federation of Long Lines tele phone workers an N F A W af filiate that 22000 longdistance operators in 42 states might walk out in sympathy Hopes for immediate resumption of longdistance service in Chica go and practically all service i the rest of slim however following company rejection of a union compromise proposal The union in an offer submitted at the 4th conciliation since the strike started Monday held fast to demands for a SS weekly wage increase but relaxed demands for to go and are west of the with parking space court According to present plans there will be 10 trailers with 3 double beds and 40 trailers containing 2 double beds We tried to get all large trailers said Mr Johnson but were allowed only 10 by the PHA The smaller trailers arc ap proximately 8 by 22 feel in size while the larger ones 3room trail erg are about 22 by 2Z feet Fami lies with children wili be given first chance at the larger ones in order to accommodate the greatest number of Persons Five 3room trailers are to be faced east and on the 2 sides of the rectangle with 20 smaller trailers on each of the north and south sides In the center of the camp will be3 buildings One at each end will contain toilet and bathing fa cilities while the one in the center will be a laundry building Each trailer contains beside 2 or 3 davenportbeds an oil heat ing stove a kerosene or gasoline cooking stove a sink and ice box table and chairs and clothes clos e Is The trailers have no wheels but will be set on blocks with in sulation around the bottom All are insulated Maximum rental of the 3room trailers will be monthly while the maximum on the small er ones is SZ5 monthly The cost of brinfriiifr the trailers here is be ing paid by the association which was conceived and sponsored by members of the Mason City Cham ber of Commerce The organiza nonprofit venture and tion the cost is to be through the rentals amortized The trailers are to be utilized for veterans and their families and the families of servicemen In order that the number re Wisconsin may be kept at a mini mum those interested were asked elsewhere in this paper and mail or bring it to the association of fice A deposit will be re quired REPORT 20 DEAD IN IRAN RIOTS Tehran Iranian gener al repotted by radio from troub led Azerbaijan province Friday that 20 officials and landowners had been seized by rebels and FOOD STAYING ON RATION LIST End of Rationing Effective Saturday Free Butter Lard Washington Ail meat rationing ends Saturday At the same time all food fats become pointfree Secretary of Agriculture Aiider 11 made these announcements to i news conference Friday The food fats freed from the ration program include butter mar garine lard and shortening The meat rationing termination also applies to canned fish Sugar is now the only food left on the ration list Since SerJl 30 about onethird of the meat supply has been ra tioniree This included the lower Save Ration Book Washington Friday cautioned he public to be sure to suve ration book number 4 for buying sugar A spokesman for the agency snid however that with the termination of meat and fats rationing Saturday all other stamps in Book 4 will be valuless So he added are the red tokens which were given as change for meats fats coupons Housewives and other consumers will continue to receive 4 cents a pound from local retailers participating in the fats salvage program grades of beef veal and lamb Only choice cuts of those meats and virtually all pork had re mained on the ration list after that time The meats and fats rationing program was started March 29 The termination is effective at a m Saturday Secretary Anderson said there is no immediate prospect of lifting sugar rationing Anderson estimated that lifting of ratiunins will make meat avail able for civilians in December at an annual rale of 165 pounds per capita compared with an annual rale of 110 pounds during the ear ly spring and summer In announcing the action An derson sak the decision was agreed to by Price Administrator Chester Bowles The whole question of continu ing rationing was discussed at a while house conference Wednes day night attended by both Ander son and Bowles The secretary said the ending of rationing will in no way affect government plans for the ship berated coun tries to allied retroactive pay and service increases length of Fighting is still in progress at the railway town of Mianeh 250 miles northwest of Tehran the general said His report reestab lished military radio communica tions between Tabriz and the cap ital The government has attributed j the disorders to separatists limited for several months He explained however that con tinued rationing of fats and oils after cessation of meat rationing would have necessitated establish ment of a new rationing program at least for a short time OPA he said was not prepared to handle such a program Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Strike Picture At a Glance 21 snowtrace 33 29 01 GlobeGazette weather statis Maximum 21 Minimum g At 8 a m Thursday 1217 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 37 Precipitation 01 Snow ij inch 4777QOO Workers Idle j UNTIED PRESS f iT shutdowns across the nation kept 477000 workers away from their jobs Friday The major disputes leaders awaited a company reply to arbi strike against General Motors WOTkers t 2200 1 J eephone union officials warned MAIL Ward and Co employes went ahead with plans for a weeklong demonstration walkout starting Monday Iumbcr workers totaling 60000 remained on I ftlQCS WUI 111 ift i Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co plants continued a I breakdown in contract negotiations SHIPS RETURN WITH SOLDIERS Boston Mass Wed nesday on the Thomas Barry were the following North Jowans Nil Vtrlr M Kfnj Clarion Capt Malcolm C Jensen GraeUinier S Sfl William Tollcka Crejco S S5t John R Haitian Mason Clly Hrsl U tlunrlU F Hitby EitherrlllF On the Alcoa Polaris due at Portland Ore were the foliow ing North loivans Roy M Ferity nol inn Ijke T Sitl Iavrrn A Slahr Lnion Scheduled to arrive at Boston on ihc Alontctair Victory were the following North lowans First II Roland V Mcytr llumboldt T Iairrcncc i Icrda Ooltltleld Glenn W Vorncs Kocktord TO John E Schroeaer Due to arrive at San Francisco on the General Collins Thursday were the following North lowans S Sjl rvlnj Adams Cresco S Set Vernon Floy Thornton On Athos II due at New York Thursday were the following Aorth lowans Pfc Charles E WeAlbrook rMherrtlle Prc Clarence F Ralhke Oelwrln T4 Oliver A Iindtren Algona T1 tdtrard F Ahrens Eilhervllle North lowans due to arrive on the General Sturgis at Tacoma wash were Can Tlojd H JIatticf Hrit Set Bernard M Meklr Oflwttn THE WORLDS BEST BUY Victory Loan Bonds Buy yours walkout following a this week Brinjr the boys home and fifth Inflation ;