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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1945, Mason City, Iowa OEPAKTWENT NORTH IOWAS DAILY EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL U Associated Presj United Pnsi Pun Leucd wins OoU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 1945 NO 293 CIO UNION TO ASK FOR STRIKE VOTE ri ROUNDUP MORE IIP LEADERS ON WANTED LIST Gen Homma and Togo Surrender With Other Big War Criminals j BULLETIN I Tokyo UR Shigenori Toeo japans Pearl Harbor forehm minister and No 2 war criminal Surrendered to occupation an horitles Saturday Togo who di ected the peace negotiations with behind which Japan irepared for tbe saeak attack on earl Harbor was placed under louse arrest in Tokyo pending re moval to a Yokohama jail to await trial ITokio Gen Massaharu Homma conqueror of the Philio pines and the Filipino puppet president Jose P Laurel were 7 wanted men taken into custody Saturday as Genera MacArthurs headquarters bluntly informed Japan that she was not an equal of the allies in any way and would have to quit acting like one Besides Homma and laurel those who surrendered or were seized Saturday included U Gen Shifenori Kuroda HpmmVs suc cessor in the Philippines com mand ColKtngoro Hashimoto the man blamed for the sinkingof the U S gunboat Panay in China in 1937 Yoshitaka Ueda Japa nese geopolitical expert Laurels son and Benlgno S Aquino pres ident of the former puppet assem bly of the Philippines Homme and Kuroda surren dered together to Japanese police the other Japanese surrendered at 8th army headquarters and the Filipinos iwere arrested near Osaka and flown to 8th army Soviet Makes Power Move in Big 5 Parley London reliable report that the soviet union has made territorial demands in the Medi terranean area considerably be yond anything the United States and Britain had anticipated was interpreted in diplomatic quarters here Saturday as an indication of Russias determination to become a Mediterranean power The soviet proposals arose au thoritative sources said during a discussion of Italys colonies by the biff 5 council of foreign min isters Friday Diplomats speculated that the Russian demand referred to the strategic Dodecanese islands strung across the entrance to the Aegean sea and guarding the ap proaches to the Dardanelles The report of the surprising Russianmove came shortly before the council issued a communique announcing that all nations which warred against Italy would be asked to submit in writing their peace treaty proposals The establishment of Russian influence in the Mediterranean would reshuffle power positions in that area already a source of AngloFrench maneuvering Developments already confront ing the foreign ministers on Rus sian Mediterranean aims include SHIGENORI TOGO Meanwhile head of censorship in MacAr thurs counterintelligence office called in the heads of Japans press and radio told them that their distorted stories of the ocr cupation must cease forthwith and that Japan was a defeated enemy which has not yet demonstrated the right to a place among civil ized nations Hoover announcedthat the Domei agency suspended Friday because of distortions and bad faith would be permitted to re sume operations only on 2 limited domestic scale and under 100 per cent C S censorship but that Domei and any others who trans gressed again would be closed Homma glibly asserted that he had not ordered the Bataan death march and that it wasnt so bad anyhow brushing off the proven horrors of that cruel herding of captured Americans on Luzon He acknowledged however that as the commander he was responsible for acts of his subordinates Knroda evidently not tryingto Tw humorous remarked We lost the must have been some mistake Looking over he Tokyo and Yokohama bomb dam age he exclaimed terrible Both generals were high on MacArthurs list of men wanted for questioning and possible trial as war criminals CoL Kingoro Hashimoto the man generally blamed for order ing the bombing of the American gunboat Panay in the Yangtze river in 1937 but wanted by Mac Arthur as a member of the black dragon terrorist society surren dered to TJ S 8th army headquar ters Japanese sources reported At the same time Yoshitaka Ueda offered himself at 8th army headquartersHe was number 24 on Gen MacArthurs list although his activities were unknown even to many of the Japanese He is credited with being the master mind of the imperialistic Japanese geopolitical bureau On the MacArthur list he had been called Ueda Yashitake with his names transposed spelled dif ferently and listed only as a gov ernment official The No i man Hidekt Tojo is in custody at an army evacuation camprecovering from a bungled suicide attempt Friday 4 more of his Pearl Harbor cabinet pre sented themselves at 8th army headquarters in Yokohama They included 2 of Tojos closest henchmen in enforcing his dicta torial Gen Teiichi Su zuki former minister without portfolio as well as president of the influential cabinet planning board and Okinori Kaya former finance minister The other foreign ministers sur rendering were Michiyo Iwamura justice and Sekiya Ino agricul ture and forestry It was understood Jose P Laurel puppet president of the Philippines will be taken to Yo kohama shortly by plane from an unspecified point JHpricarie Nears Coast of Florida Miami Fla core of a tropical hurricane whirling at an estimated 150 m p h was re ported within 120miles of Key West p in E W T Saturday and winds of 60 m p h were blowing at Fowey Rock only 12miles south of Miami A black and red hurricane flag was blown away from the roof of 3 building on Biscayne boulevard in downtown Miami where the wind was registering 58 m p h The weather bureau warned that the fury of the hurricane would increaseas the center aproached especially over the area south of Miami and the Keys The lull force of the hurricane is expected to give winds exceed ing 100 m p h on the Keys later Saturday afternoon the noon ad visory said adding that the storm was continuing to move west northwestward The first reported casualty of the storm was a sailor on the 2 tnasted Hondnran schooner Icaros which was driven onto the beach near Sunny Isles and was rapidly being broken up by the pounding surf Six men reached shore safely in a lifeboat The dead man Cecil Wederburn a member of the crew was drowned when he jumped overboard in ah atetnpt to save the life of a dog the ships mascot which had been swept into the boiling sea At noon Western Union reported that all its lines between Miami and West Palm Beach were out creased control of the Darda which belong to Turkey It is reported that they are sug gesting the internationalization of by powers on the Black sea shores Russia Romania Bulgaria and Turkey The Hussiahs asked and re ceived full participation in the international administration o f Tangier strategic port at the westerngateway to the Mediter ranean opposite Gibraltar The situation in the Russian occupied part of Iran is becoming increasingly difficult The Iran ians haye sent notes reminding tish6f their troops from Iran ft montifs after war L So far neither the Russians nor the British have moved to withdraw although the British profess they are eager to do so sians are getting out The Russiansare insisting on primary influence in the Balkans and a crisis which makes the Greek governments position ten uous is brewing in Athens TOJO GRIMACESUnjdentified Japs make Gen Hideki lojo comfortable on bed m his home as former Nipponese premier grimaces from pain caused by selfinflicted bullet wound In background without hat is Russell Brines AP correspondent Other man unidentified Photo uy Charley Gorry APphotographer with wartime still picture pool Thomas Way 85 Prominent in Business Politics Dies Brother of BC Way Number of Cases of Polio Remains at 20 With no additional cases report ed for 3 days the total number of infantile paralysis cases Satur day in Mason City continued to stand at 20 Both public and pa rochial schools will open Monday 2 weeks later than originally scheduled Students of the senior high school and the Junior college have been asked to report at the home room at a m Junior high school students will report at and grade scho6ipupils at 9 Students of the Holy Family and St Josephs school will report at the usual hours AFL Will Ask 36 Hour Week of Railroads Chicago 35hour work week in place of the present 48 hour week with no reduction in weekly pay will be asked of rail roads employing 400000 AFL shop workers a union official disclosed Friday Bert M Jewell president of the AFL railway employes depart ment embracing 7 unions of craftsmen employed by the roads said the request would be served Sept 25 on ajl the lines with which the department has con tracts The union has contracts with all the nations lines except the Pennsylvania and and West ern Maryland roads Jewell who said a meeting of general chairmen of the 7 unions in Chicago this week decided to ask for a 36hour 6day week declared he believed this would be the first time such a demand has been made on the railroad in dustry All other interstate com merce industries he explained have been on a 40hour week since 1938 Unions involved are machinists boilermakers and iron shipbuild ers blacksmiths and dropforgers sheet metal electrical car men and firemen oilers helpers roundhouse and shop laborers Telephone Business A years illness was fatal Fri day at Glendale Cal to Thomas A Way 85 leading figure in the organization of telephone compa nies in North Central Iowa and prominent n business and Iowa politics for many years Mr Waya brother of B C Way of Mason City was the dominant figure in the consolidation of nu merous telephone lines in this sec tion of the state into the Western Electric Telephone company which he became president This company later sold to the Northwestern Bell Telephone com pany With S A Schneider and Trn mau A Potter of this community Mr Way organized the Mason City Mortgage and Loan company Be was active in procuring the cement industry In Mason City Mr served in the 28th general assem bly of Iowa in 1900 as representa tive of Hancock county and in 1931 to 1935 he was a member and chairman of the Iowa State High way commission Following his term inthe legis lature in which he had been one of the leaders in the progressive republican group who supported the candidacy Albert B Cum mins for election as U S senator and whowas defeated by John H Gear the campaign for state offi cers culminated in a memorable contest in 1901 for the republican nomination for governor of Iowa Mr Cummins vas induced to become a candidate for the nomi nation with the stipulation that Mr Wayserveasmanager of his campaign Theastute and vigorous leader ship of Mr Way was a bigfactor in the victory of the Cummins forces in the state convention the 7 years Cummins was JOBLESS TOPS DEBATE DOCKET FOR CONGRESS Barkley Leads Group on Investigation of Pearl Harbor Washington Battle lines tightened Saturday in this his torymaking postwar congress Senate republicans met to dis cuss what they are against and what they are for House repub licans met Friday The 2 groups hope to agree on a program Supporters of President Truman defended 2 main points of his policy more help for the jobless of today and national planning for the jobs of tomorrow Many of the committeeroom preliminaries on those 2 issues are out of the way Fullscale lights will start next week The Truman administration kept its thumb firmly on the Pearl Harbor investigation which is about to start Six democrats and 4 republicans have been appointed to the investigating committee Alben Barkley the administra tion spokesman In the senate is expected to head the group He will be in a position to steer the course of the inquiry From an important member of Sir Trumans own party Senator Walter George of Georgia came a declaration Saturday that too much emphasis is being put on the possibility mass unemployment He said not enough emphasis is put on managementlabor team work to swing the country fast into full peacetime production He told a reporter the nations spirit is more important than bills in congress From another democrat Hep lyle Qoren of Oklahoma came the first determined effort to have Self Defense Plea Seen in Eldora Case Eldora H Lundy coun sel for 4 former employes of the Eldora state training school who have been charged with murder in connection with the death of an inmate indicated in an inter view Friday night he planned to base his case on self defense The attorney said he and the defendants had not yet planned their case but there Is plenty of room to offer evidence of self de fense and the necessity for man agement of the boys lie also cri ticized the board of Control which has jurisdiction over the school They could have taken means to prevent these incidents he said but they never laid down any rules for discipline or man agement at the school He re Hold Escapee ALLISON Henry Ackerman an escapee of the Eldora training school is In Butler county jail awaiting his return to Eldora by authorities from there Ackerman was picked up Saturday morning at north of Kesley by George Eltjen hardware dealer and auc tioneer of Kesley The youth was committed to the school about 4 months ago from Floyd county on charge of larceny of poultry near Kockford His parents live at Northwood THOMAS WAY Frost Is Likely Sunday Morning Des Moines weather bureau in Des Moines issued its first frost warning bulletin of the season for Iowa Saturady The warning said Frost likely north and east central Jowa Sunday morning temperature 35 to 40 Buy yon Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrierboy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and quite cool Saturday night and Sunday Frost probably Sunday morning with air temperature about 40 Iowa Fair and quite cool Saturday night and Sunday Frost is likely in the north and east central portions Saturday night Minnesota Clear and unseason ably cool with scattered light to heavy frosts Saturday night Sunday generally fair warmer west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGarctte weather statistics Maximum Friday 71 Minimum Friday 49 At 8 a m Saturday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 67 Minimum 49 governor Mr Way continued as a prominent and Influential factor in Iowa official circles Later in 1930 he reentered re publican political campaign ac tivities as the manager of the can didacy of Senator Dan W Turner of Corning for governor of Iowa Again Mr Way showed success ful leadership becoming one of the strong men in the Turner admin istration Following his retirement from political activities after Mr Cum mins went to the U S senate Mr Way was associated with the D S B Johnston Land company ol Minneapolis and had personal charge of the M SC L railway right of way purchases Completing this enterprise lie established the Empire Land com pany at Thief River Falls Minn where he resided a number o years prior to his return to Des Moines and later engaged In de veloping real estate additions to that city Mr Ways years of retiremen had been spent as a resident o Glendale Cal Surviving are his wife Lillian M Way a son Capt Clyde C W Way U S army and a daughter Mrs L H Laurence of Glendale Cal Drders No Acceptance f Gifts From Japs Ominaio Japan Adm rank Jack Fletcher ordered Sat irday that under no circumstances vere members of his command to iccept gifts from the Japanese The order was issued after some apanese had offered a high rank ng naval officer a beautiful sword s a souvenir ended The president has appeal ed to congress not o do that It would end presidential war pow ers and controls which he says are still needed Congress was not in session Saturday but the senate repub licans were They expected to talk about unemployment pay full employment and other aspects of Mr Trumans program They also planned to debate this question Whether or not they should propose names to the presi dent whenever he fills govern mental positions that must under the law be occupied by minor ityparty men The republicans have member ships on several federal commis sions but the appointing is done by the president No Overseas for Marines of 40 Points Washington officers and enlisted men who have 40 discharge points are henceforth exempt from overseas assignment The marine corps announced this Friday night in line with its recent reduction of the dis charge critical score from 85 to 170 points ferred to a series of disturbances at the institution in which a to tal of 225 boys escaped in 3 sep arate mass escapes Almost all of the boys now have been appre hended The murder charges were placed against Darrel T Brown assistant superintendent Harold Martin dean of boys and Carl Klatt and Harold Nelson cottage managers The charges were in jconnection with theldeath Aug 29 of what Coroner E H Biersborn said was a blow on the head The first es cape involving 179 boys occurred the same day Lundy contended the escapes were not a result of the youths death but had been planned by boys at the disciplinary collage The 4 defendants appeared for preliminary hearing Friday and at the request of the stale the cases were postponed to Sept 24 They are at liberty under bond of each In connection with the defense to be offered Lundy called atten tion to statements by Klatt that he had been struck with 2 chairs by the Miller boy Meanwhile Jens Grothe special prosecutor for the state said Brown and Martin were present in the dis ciplinary cottage when the Mil ler boy was beaten Gov Robert D Blue had said previously that Klatt and Nelson admitted using disciplinary measures involving Miller Percy A Lainson acting super intendent at the school said all was quiet at the institution Sat urday morning Lainson added that 3 boys who escaped Thursday night were found Friday at Abbott Crossing Iowa They were identified as Lonnie Wesley 17 Des Moines Robert Aman IB Cherokee and Howard Van Noke 16 Cedar 1 Rapids PETITION HITS 135 PLANTS OF GENERALMQTOR 325000 Workers Will Be Affected 50000 Out at Ford Detroit United Auto mobile Workers CIO announ ced Saturday the intention to petition for a strike vote in 135 General Motors plants through out the nation affecting 325000 workers The decision of the union was revealed by Walter P Reuther vice president at a press confer ence less than 24 hours after virtually all production in Ford Motor company had been halted idling 50000 Ford employes and indirectly affecting 75000 others We sincerely hope that no strike will be necessary said Reu ther who revealed that the union would notify the government Monday of its plan to petition for the strike vote Reuther said the union had not received a reply from General Motors to its demand for a 30 per cent wage increase The Ford company in halting reconversion work almost com pletely declared the shutdown was due to strikes against plants supplying Ford with parts The shutdown was announced Friday at the close of a tense day in Detroits turbulent swine from war to peace The Ford company halting all production of automobiles trucks tractors and engines tossed the blame for the shutdown on strikes against plants which supply Ford with parts Answering by cracking down hard on the striking workers of the KelseyHayes Wheel coajpanjr principal supplier of Fora paris the United Automobile Workers CIO made its first move toward disciplining wildcat strikers In return the union pitched an ultimatum at the automobile in dustry demanding a 30 per cent wage increase for their members Backing its demand with the threat of an industrywide labor blockade the union chose for its test case the vast General Motors corporation Layoffs of Ford workers 40000 of whom were employed In plants in the Detroit area pushed nearly 80000 the number to of workmen forced into idleness by strikes and resultant layoffs Also on strike were 10000 work ers at the Ford Motor company of Canada at Windsor Ont 6500 at Hudson Motor Car company 3100 at Murray Corporation America and more than 4000 in 8 other plants It was the second time within a week that Ford workers were sent home because of the KelseyHayes stoppage Last week nearly 30000 were laid off They were recalled last Monday when Ford located new parts sources Ford plants were forced to close because of crippling and unau thorized strikes against suppliers said Henry Ford II executive vice president These continued outbreaks by irresponsible labor groups young Ford asserted were impeding tho progress of reconversion Naming Percy Llewellyn as ad ministrator of the KelseyHayes unit Local 174 the UAWCIO ex ecutive board meeting at Flint in effect told the 4500 strikers to set back on the job The board em powered Llewellyn a former pres ident of Ford local 600 UAW CIp to lake over affairs of the union and to call a meeting of the strikers this weekend R J Thomas UAW president said the union would negotiate the discharge of 3 minor union work was resumed Estimating that with our 50000 men more than 125000 people in this country will suffer because of the shutdown young Ford said there wasnt a city or town that wont be adversely affected RELEASED JAP PRISONERS AWAIT NAVAL TRANSPORTAmerican British and Canadian prisoners from the Japanese Narumi Daito Camp hold an American flag as they were released at Araie railroad station to await U S Naval transport authorities International SPORTS BULLETIN Chicago Brooklyn Dodgers shaved the Chicago Cubs lead over the St Louis Cardinals to 3 games Saturday by beating the Bruins 12 to 5 in the com pletion of their July 20 suspended game previous to their regular game The game was called in July alter 8 innings with the Brooks ahead 10 to 4 In the one inning Saturday the Brooks scored twice and the Cubs once Philadelphia rampant Philadelphia Athletics spoiled AI Smiths bid for his 100th major league victory In the first of 2 Sat urday clubbing oat a 62 triumph over the Cleveland Indians ;