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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 22, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AH NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Prtas and United Press Full Leased Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 1945 Latest College FOOTBALL RESULTS 2 34 Final MICHIGAN INDIANA IOWA STATE NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA MISSOURI PURDUE MARQUETTE PITTSBURGH ILLINOIS WISCONSIN GREAT LAKES NO ZH DEMAND JAP ACCOUNTING CORNELL SYRACUSE Senator Asks for Income Tax Exemption for Released Vets Wants Extension of JAP CRIMINALS ROAM SHANGHAI Given to Servicemen Washington D Saturday advocated preferential tax treatment for vet erans the first year or 2 after their discharge The finance committee chairman said an extra Income tax exemp tion would help them get on their feet financially and compete with the people who held civilian7war time jofcs George suggested U would be reasonably adequate and fair to extend for 12 or 24 months the extra service exemption on army or navy pay But he would make if apply to income from any source I dont know exactly what will be done when we get into the tax bill he told reporters However we probably will consider men and women for some time after the war as a special class of taxpayers Substantial justice cnuld be done with an exemption of their taxes Under his proposal veterans could add the to the regular exemption allowed all at present each for the tax payer and each dependent Perhaps there should be addi tional credit for men who spent substantial amount of time over seas he added That question will be studied too Certainly he said the law should be amended so that men mustered out not have to pre pare income tax returns for their U S Investigators Cannot Make Arrests Shanghai Japanese war criminals and of no torious collaborationists including responsible for the deaths of Americanprisoners of war still remained free in Shanghai Satur day Others realizing that they would be brought eventually before an allied military court have fled to Personal hideouts somewhere In the vast streaches of China During the 5 weeks since Ja ns surrender there has been opportunity for any war to flee if he wished For after the arrival of Sino war years taxes when they owe no Practically all legislation affec ting veterans passes through the finance committee George an nounced that probably late next week and certainly within a fort night tlie veterans subcommittee will begin consideration of pro posed changes in the socalled G I bill of rights The principal pressure is for liberalization of the loan and edu cation provisions WILUAlfGETS POSTATSUI Former Cage Mentor Assistant Director Iowa City Rollie Williams former Hawkeye basketball coach who recently was released from active duty with the navy Satur day announced his acceptance pi a position as assistant director of athletics at the University of Iowa Williams had announced after his return to Iowa City that he did not wish to resume his posi tion as cage mentor a post now held by Pops Harrison Williams said in accepting the universitys offer to become assistant director that he is happy to stay here He will begin his new duties Monday E G Schroeder is direc tor of athletics orced to stand by helplessly They have strict orders to make no ar rests to turn over all the names on their lists to the Chinese Over 20 names of top war crim inals have been given to Chinese authorities but so far not one ar est has been made The situation regarding col aborationists is even worse Vlany Chinese who are known to lave dealt openly with Japanese forces during the occupation still wandered about Shanghai under no visible restrain OPEN CAR AGENCY New Donovan Borthers Tim and Can will open a Dodge car agency here abou Oct 1 They have purchased the Hughes Davis building for their garage Tim Donovan a lieutenant 0 g received his discharge las May and Capt Dan Donovan ex pects to be discharged from thi army within a few weeks RUSSIA REJECTS BIG 5 DEBATE ON WATER WAYS Soviets Already Have Pact for Control of Danube in Hungary London has re fused to discuss a United States proposal for the internationaliza tion of Europes inland waterways in connection with the Balkan peace treaties sources close to the council of foreign ministers re ported Saturday Foreign Commissar V M Molo tov was said to have rejected a suggestion by Secretary of Slate James F Byrnes that the Danube phase of the internationalization proposal be considered luring discussion of the Romanian peace treaty Russias lack of enthusiasm for the waterways idea in the sov iet controlled zone at least was made plain The Soviets already had negotiated a pact with the Hungarian provisional government giving Hussia control of the Dan ube in Hungary Saturdays regular plenary ses sion of the foreign ministers coun cil was cancelled without explana tion The announcement of the cancellation came only an hour before the meeting was scheduled to begin Indications that Russia was riot prepared to accept the interna tionalization of the waterways came as a disappointment to the American delegation President Truman personally sponsored the project which he regarded as vi tal to the equitable distribution of relief supplies in central Europe this winter The U S and Britain tn their anxiety to settle the waterways matter on a nonpolitical basis previously had agreed to divorce it from the question of control ol the Dardanelles Romanian sources said the United States and Britain Xmigh1 refuse 19 sign a peace treaty with Romania if Russia persists in sup porting the Groza government They said Romanian commu nists chief backers of the Groza regime recognized the possibility and were prepared to stake their conntrys future on soviet coop eration alone The 5power council of for eign ministers which nese planes still flew in and out nearby airfields Their flights lervised investigators are was con sidering the Balkan problems postponed a meeting scheduled for 11 a m Saturday There was no immediate explanation of the post ponement Both the United States and Britain have refused to recognize the government of Premier Petre Groza on grounds that it is dom inated by communists and is not representative of the Romanian people as a whole ASK DELAY FOR TRIALBF LAVAL Paris defense sought Saturday to delay the treason trial of former Vichy Premier Pierre Laval beyond the scheduled start ing date Oct 4 tavals attorneys said they had sent a letter to the president of the high court demanding time or additional witnesses to be heard In preliminary interroga tions Laval himself underwent an other preliminary questioning by an examining magistrate Friday in his prison cell He claimed he repeatedly had stalled nazi at tempts to get him to sign a mili tary alliance with Germany Laval said Krug von Nidda German representative in Vichy offered him a military alliance in life and death Nov 8 1942 im mediately after the allied invasion of north Africa Army Plane Reduces by i 7 Hours Time Betwee TokyoSan Francisco Hamilton Field C 54 army transport plane reduced by 17 hours the former flying lim between Tokyo and San Francis co the army air forces announcet Saturday The trip was made in 25 hours by making stops only a Midway island and Hickam Gel near Honolulu Stops formerly were made at Guam Kwajalein in the Marshalls and Hickam field Lt CoL Phillip H Best Fay etteville Ark was chief pilot on the 6330mile flight PERMIT WHISKY MANUFACTURE Washington may be able to resume making Bourbon whisky in October The agriculture department says It may spare 750000 bushels of com for distilling then Use of corn for alcoholic spirits has been prohibited because of a livestock feed shortage Latest reports promise plentiful feed supplies Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Scattered thunder storms Saturday afternoon an Saturday night becoming parti cloudy and cooler by noon Sun day Iowa Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms Saturda and Saturday night Parti cloudy Sunday with scatterc showers in west in forenoo and in east in afternoon Warm er in southwest Saturday after noon and in east Sunday Coole in west Sunday afternoon Rather windy Saturday Minnesota Showers and scattere thunderstorms Saturday nigh mostly cloudy with occasiona light showers north and centra portion and partly cloudy ex treme south portion Sunda Cooler Sunday southerly wine 30 miles per hour shifting westerly last Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAH AGO Minimum 70 53 55 03 69 39 Report of Hirohito Quitting Is Denied Tokyo MacArthur Saturday demanded n accounting of all Japanese financial dealings from Pearl larbor day to the present including those of the imperial ousehold whose chief tenant the emperor reportedly has no ntention of abdicating A member of the royal family Prince Fumimaro Konoye aid there was absolutely nothing to Washington hints hat Hirohito would quit the throne Lt Gen Kenji Dqihara Japans top military lield commander meanwhile went to work as usual at the Japanese war ministry despite n order for his immediate arrest issued by MacArthur Friday but immediately transmitted to T T either American or Japanese ar rand Jury ndicts Men At Eldora UNION MEN HKAR STRIKE strike situation in the PoTT ArthuT Texas area where 14000 members of the CIOs oil workers union are idle is discussed by an umdenafied speaker at a union meeting The strikers ask 52hours pay for 40 hours work Note picture of the late President Roosevelt AP A Enjrr rft ft fc A rft t j o Petroleum Strikes Threaten Motorists By UNITED PRESS Breakdown of the nations vital motor transportation was threat ened Saturday as filling stations either rationed gasoline or closed lojvnin thewake of mushrooming petroleum industry strikes in 6 v So serious was the situation that the government called oil com pany and union representatives to meet Tuesday in Chicago in an ef ort to end work stoppages by some 25000 refinery workers tying up uel output in 3 major refining areas The strikers demand 30 per cent wage boosts to compensate for peacetime cutbacks on working hours and overtime This wage de mand accounted for most of 200000 idle in labor disputes hroughout the country Resumption of gasoline ration ng was ordered effective Satur day in Toledo Ohio where every refinery was down and incoming supplies were dwindling Fill er up proved a shortlived postwar jhrase in the big industrial city In Detroit its automotive in lustry already crippled by strikes t was estimated that 40 per cent of the citys 3400 gasoline sta ions had closed Friday night for ack of supplies Checker cabs were to be taken off the streets here Saturday night as their gas ran out Most Ann Arbor Mich filling stations had closed down The re maining operators said they had Jttle reserve At Flint Mich wholesalers and station operators met and decided to hold back 4 300 gallons of gasoline for emerg ency needs Fourteen thousand workers were out at refineries and pipe line companies in the rich Texas coastal oil producing area and motorists there were warned that WPB Expects to Close Up by Christmas Washington war pro duction board expects to be ou of business by Christinas a top KOREA LEADER IS IN HIDING Seoul Korea leader of Koreas leftwing party was in seclusion Saturday after having been assaulted twice as the coun trys conservative and leftwing elements engaged in a fight to be come the countrys dominant po litical power Sixty year old Woon Lyuh chairman of the Heung Korean they would have no gas after supplies were exhausted Gasoline on hand in Chicago was expected to last only one or 2 weeks oil company executives said Chicago was hard hit by shutdown of 5 big Calumet area refineries Only one large pro ducer Standard Oil Company of Indiana remained operating In Cleveland where 2 oil plants were shut down some filling sta tions were bereft of suppliesby noon Friday Refineries also were closed in CaBm Creek W Va Dawes W Va Trenton Mich East St Louis 111 Port Arthur and Houston Tex Other strike developments number of idle workers in the motor city rose to more than 80000 with a strike of 800 United Auto Workers which closed the Chrysler corporations Dodge truck plant a closed shop and a a day in crease 3000 CIO steel workers went out at the Pressed Steel Car company NEWARK N wage dis pute erupted into the strike of 1000 truck drivers employed by 41 major New Jersey baking com panies The plants said they would not open for business Saturday BEtLEFONTAINE PASix teen hundred workers were idled by a wildcat strike at the Titan Manufacturing company asking a 10 cent hourly wage boost provisional commission one of the nations 2 largest parties was moving to a new secret residence ach night in an attempt to es ape additional beatings Persons close to Lyuh refused o identify the assailants but agreed that he was beaten severe y Somesources said commun sts made the assaults while others ilamed the rival democratic party The democratic party denied any violence but police reported that each party had threatened to ureak up any meeting opposi angles of the Korean political jig are more than 40 par the disappearance of the communist party Buy your Victory Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carriet boy tion elements One of the most interesting ranking WPB official saidSatur day Most of lis remainingfunctions end with the expiration of the 2nd war powers act at the end o this year However WPB Chie of Staff John D Small told th United Press WFB hopes tha some of these functions will b continued because of their useful ness during the reconversion pe riod Small said that final decision have not yet been made but tha many of WPBs operations will b transferred to other agencies fo eventual liquidation or for con tinuation in the postwar years He indicated that WPB woul recommend that inventory con trol and priorities assistance func tions be transferred to the offic of war mobilization and recon version These are among th most important of the agency remaining duties that are con sidered of vital need during re conversion Actually the WPB is doing very little right now in the way of giv ing priorities assistance to indus try Production Chief J A Kru believes that for the most par industry can do a better job with out governmental help Other Remaining WPB func tioos largely statistical probabl will be transferred to the com merce department the bureau o mines and other interested agen Buy your Victory Bonds an Stamps from your GlobeGazet carrier boy Eldora were eturned Saturday against more han 3 former employes of the Eldora state training school for loys by a Hardin county grand ury which also recommended re moval of 2 members of the state joard of control an authoritative ource reported The source who declined use of lis name indicated that arrests of hose listed in the indictments vere expected shortly He de clined to make public the names of those indicted and the charges made The report was made after 3 weeks of investigation by 1 men Four former employes of the school were charged with murder 5ept 13 and are scheduled for a hearing Monday They were Dar rell T Brown assistant superin tendent H J Martin dean of and Carl Klatt and Harold Nelson uards The charges were the result of the death of Ronald Miller 17 year old inmate who died Aug 29 The grand jury action came a day after a coroners jury re verdict that Millers death was caused by heat pros tration and possibly other com plications adding that there was no indication of any felonious act Coroner EH Biersborn previ ously attributed the death to a blow on the head The source said the report rec ommended removal of David R McCreery and P F Hopkins members of the board since 1939 In a 7 page report on general con ditions at the school apart from the Indictments the grand jury said the school has been mis managed for at least 20 years The report said there was no evidence that the board actually knew of the brutality practiced but added We say without hes itation that the evidence estab lished that the board has been re miss in the performances its resting officers Two additional directives wera passed on Saturday to the Nip ponese government burdened with a heavy day of ordertaking One called for the arrest of Nobu yuki Abe former governorgen eral of Korea and the other de manded complete demobilization of the Japanese naval police force I before Oct 31 Vice Premier Konoye told cor respondents that the constitution prohibits the emperor from abdi cating but he added that Hirohito might step down from the throne in event of illness In that case a resent would serveuntil Hiro hitos death then the crown prince would inherit the the pro duties in the operation school of this It is obvious that it is the duty an administrative body to in form itself as to what is going on in institutions under its supervi sion In short the disciplinary pol icy of the school has been one of cruelty brutality and bestiality Five inmate witnesses testified at the inquest that Miller was whipped clubbed and black jacked by school employes on the night of Aug 27 as punishment for allegedly planning a mass es cape from the institution He died Aug 29 Murder charges have been filed against 4 former school officials and employes in connection with his death cedure followed in the case ol Hirohitos father in 1924 In addition to a report on the books of the emperor and the government MacArthur asked for the amount of money held by banks insurance firms and all other financial institutions lists of directors and top executives of all firms dealing in big money and lists of all their heavy investors The scientific section of the al lied staff needs the financial re ports headquarters officers said to block if necessary use of Japanese money in a manner In imical to the objectives of the oc cupation Chikuhei Nakajima minister of commerce and industry in the Japanese cabinet declared in an interview that his nation must re establish trade with the United States before even the bare es sentials of life for its economy can be produced MacArthurs instructions on the demobilization of the naval po lice superseded Japanese plans to keep 11279 of the police on duty at the end of October until aU arms are collected Naval police stores of arms and ammunition must be placed in custody of civil police by the new order Meanwhile the occupation pro gram expanded at such a pace that the president of the Philip pines reluctantly complained it was responsible for a threatening relief crisis in his commonwealth I am sure Osmena said you are desirous of doing everything in your power to prevent the civ ilian supplies situation in the Philippines from becoming criti cal even though it may tempor arily slow up the implementation of military plans for the Japanese occupation Those plans called for the tak ing over Saturday of Japans nav al base at Sasebo on western Ky ushu by the U S 5th marine divi sion heroes of Iwo Jima Advance amphibious airfield at elements cf the 5th corps occupied the atombombed Nagasaki 30 miles south of Saebo Friday Trom another atombombed area Hiroshima came word that more than 100000 Japanese in the prefecture were left homeless by the typhoon earlierthis week It added to the plight of a bomb blasted nation which has been told her millions must work out their own salvation Ted Dealey president of the Dallas Tex Morning News said MacArthur told him during Dealeys recent visit to Japan the Japs will have a hard enough time eating for the next 25 years much less having the leisure and ma terials to build up for another Evacuation of more than 9000 American British Dutch Aus tralian Canadian and Javanese prisoners of war recently liber ated from 17 camps on Kyushu was completed Saturday They were cleared through the atom bombed port of Nagasaki Many were survivors of Corregidor and Bataan DEVEREUX FELLOW WAKE DEFENDERS ARRIVE IN U SLtCol James P Devereux and 11 fellow manne heroes of the hopeless defense of Wake island shown as they arrived at Oakland Cal airport from Honolulu after spending nearly 4 years in CamP8 Devereux wearing a leather coat stands in the center of the In a Rut Orlando Fla De serable had no readjustment to make when he was discharged from the army air forces this week A chief warehouse clerk under civil service in civilian life Deser able was placed back in his old job by the army Once again in civvies he simply dusted off his old nameplate set it on the same desk and continued the work cad never left f ;