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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 22, 1948
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME TMf MfWSPAPCt THAT MAKES .--- BACK WATCH — Cpl £ .7^^°! D , e - S Moines tr ie& on the watch which j j T • -~i *---~ TF w* * V J.11^11 WflS T)rG~ d to him as a Christmas present just 4 years after SSs^fft D^eiMlt^the 1 " him * he Same ?t ° h 4 * Christ- took the watch from a Japanese prisoner hi mlfand traced .Dyer from the name and serial number engraved on the Ask Cease Fire Order in Indonesia Dutch Say They Are Fighting Government Undermined by Reds Paris (U.R)—The United States asked the. United Nations security council Wednesday to order a cease fire in Indonesia and a withdrawal of Dutch and Indonesian republican troops to the lines they held before the fighting started bunday. Dr. Philip Jessup told the council that the Dutch attack was unjustified. He said the situation was dangerous, and might prove to be a grave threat to international peace." The council met in emergency session to consider the fighting m Indonesia. The Dutch defended their attack by pleading that they were fighting a government seriously undermined by communism." The United States, Colombia and fcjyria joined in presenting a reso-, lution calling for the cease fire and the troop withdrawal to the 1918 old truce lines. "My government fails to find Chiang Approves Cabinet as Military Situation Darkens Nanking, (&) —Chiang Kai-shek) gave the go ahead Wednesday to a new cabinet committed to an. "honorable peace." But prospects lor peace in China are dim. Communist armies to the north rambled toward the Yangtze. Chiang's troops were in southward retreat. All of north China and the area of east central China north of the Yangtze appeared doomed. Jumpy Nanking residents, fretted. In this dark picture, Chiang approved a cabinet selected by Premier Sun Fo. The fact the cabinet was approved by Chiang was significant. Observers felt Chiang showed by this act that he was still boss of the nationalist government and was not about to quit. S u'n announced nationalist China would fight on until it could secure an honorable peace. Then he said there would be no surrender to the communists. Observers felt some sort of a deal might be offered the reds. Others felt the communists would not want to make peace with a government headed by Chiang. With the situation to the north crumbling fast, there was a possibility that the new cabinet may have to take to its heels soon. The next major nationalist stand is expected to be at the Yangtze. Just what Chiang can throw at the communists here in the way of military strength has not been shown. Union Leaders Get 60-Day Terms in Jail Mich - — Three ™T, - ' — CIO United Steel workers officials began 60-day jail sentences Wednesday for refusing to answer questions at a grand jury investigation of recent strike violence at the Shakespeare plants. The officials, Ralph Barbigian and Harry Worrell of Detroit and Gordon Barnard of Romulus Mich., refused to testify in court luesday because their lawyer was not present and they feared they would incriminate themselves One-man grand jury John -Simpson found the men guilty but said he would suspend sentences if the 3 would agree "to co-operate." The grand jury is investigating strike violence which occurred Dec - 1 when union sympathizers raided the Shakespeare plant and injured 7 workers Pleads Guilty to Charge of Embezzlement Newton, (U.R)—H. J. Lainmers, 50, Newton city clerk for 16 years toeforw his resignation last Oct. 13, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of embezzling city funds. Lamnaers pleaded guilty to embezzling $781 before District Judge Frank Bechly and sentencing was set for Ja«. 4 at 10 a. m. Larmiers was indicted by the Jasper county grand jury on charges of embezzling city funds between April 1, 1947, and October of this year. A preliminary information had charged there were shortages in Lammers' accounts dating back to January, 1943. The grand jury indictment charges Lammers with embezzling |5,286. The shortages were said to be mainly in water and* gas accounts. THOUGHTFUL GREETING Indianapolis, (U.R)—The Indiana public safety commission Wednesday wished motorists a "wary merry Christmas." Once Tried to Kill Rival Bare Facts of Past Life of Rutledge St. Louis, (U.R)—Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, charged with slaying his wife's lover, tried to kill a rival for a girl's attentions when he X T5f j ,, a 12 - vea r-ok! "delinquent child, probation records at Houston, Tex., revealed Wednesday. Houston Probation Officer W. E. Robertson quoted the record of a youthful triangle in which Rutledge shot a 14-year-old rival in the hip with a .22 caliber rifle. At the time, Rutledge said he "fully intended to kill" the other boy. The 27-year-old pediatrician was released from a hospital here Monday after confessing to the knife-slaying of Byron C. Hattman, 29, in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hotel room. He tried unsuccessfully to commit suicide by taking poison when detectives arrived to question him. Gov. Robert D. Blue of Iowa signed extradition papers Tuesday, for Rutledge's return to face first degree murder charges. It also was revealed that Rutledge married previously in 1943 in Des Moines. Officials said he filed a divorce petition here more than 2 years later, charging that his first wife, USO singer Eula Ruth Suggs, lived with him for only 3 hours. any justification for the renewal of military operations in Indonesia," Jessup told the council. More Cities Captured by Dutch Army Batavia, Java, (ff)—Indonesian ^Publicans, losing their cities steadily, have again taken up the torch as a weapon, a Dutch com- munique said Wednesday. The Dutch announced the capture of the republic's capital in Sumatra, Bukittinggi (Fort De Konck), and another batch of towns in central Java. Scorched earth tactics were reported used by the republicans at Tjepoe, north Java oil center newly won by thevDutch. "Extremist gangs fired both the town and the oil installations befqre abandoning them, the communique announced. J-he Indonesians have used similari tactics in past warfare with the Dutch. (Dutch censorship applies to all Batavia dispatches. Republican reports from Java have been limited to fragmentary broadcasts.) Suspend Aid to Dutch Indonesia r/oT he A Ha * ue ' The Netherlands, (ff 3 )—An authoritative source said here Wednesday the economic cooperation administration (EGA) had suspended authorizations for Dutch Indonesia under the Marshall plan. The Dutch homeland and Indonesia combined have been allotted more than $300,000,000 by the EGA this year. An Indonesian, envoy, Dr. D Someitro, said in Washington Tuesday he had urged Under Secretary of State Lovett to give "serious consideration" to cutting off EGA dollars as a means of persuading the Dutch to stop their military campaign in Indonesia. The authoritative source here said the action was taken with the complete concurrence of the U. S state department. JV1ASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY7DECEMBEB :ZZ. Want Police Inquiry on Duggan Case Suggestion of Foul Play Is Brought Forward New York, (/P) — Mystery surrounding the death of Laurence Duggan deepened Wednesday as police sought to determine whether he committed suicide, was the victim of an accident or the obiect of foul play. The suggestion that "foul play" had figured in the former state department expert's fatal 16-story plunge from his Manhattan office was raised Tuesday by Rep. Karl Mundt (R-S. Dak.), acting chairman of the house un-American activities committee. Welles Message This was reportedly followed by a message from Sumner Welles former undersecretary of state' asking New York's Mayor William O Dwyer to order a thorough police probe of the death. O'Dwyer was understood to have agreed. Welles said he was convinced Duggan had not committed suicide. He said a recent letter from Duggan backed up this belief, but he did not give details This Paper Consists of Two Sections-Section On. , 2j000 . 00 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Nora Springs Friend . . Jewish Council of Mason 'city Lane Bros., Inc Bob R. and "Winnie" Marie R. MacGowan, Clear Lake Transport, Inc. Sharon Kay IVenzel From B. M. G. Mrs. A. E. H. ..'.'.'."." Jefferson Transportation Co Employes M. H. Thimble Club From the Aliens .:..'.'.'.'. West Haven Dorcas Circle Mason City Barbers, Local 'ui8 T..I...D ^urnilure Co 5.00 25.00 10.00 2.00 2.00 10.00 1.00 H.OO :,oo NO. n Tojo and 6 Other Japanese Hanged Firemen's Auxiliary . ....... Monroe Home Room 107 Saturday Evening: Bible" Study Group ' BUr-B'l Cresi .. ........ " " Al & Dick Super-Service ""'" Stoj-les Press and Employes "* Anonymous Friend "" T R f n C -i. *?"!;? ° f North Bell Telephone Co. .• 10.00 S.flO 2.00 10.25 2.00 4.00 3.00 30.00 Foul Play" Mundt had said there was " Japanese Are Shocked by Executions Tokyo, <#)—The average Japanese up at this early hour felt shock and a certain bitterness now that former Premier Hideki Tojo has been hanged. Police, firemen, ricksha men, prostitutes and late revelers who missed the last train home all looked solemn when told of the executions. There was no joking, no expression of relief that it was more oE foul THE DAY'S TOTAL 7* 17G.25 TOTAL TO DATE . 51,922.93 SUM YET NEEDED 71 77^07 No Globe-Gazette on Christmas Day Because of the continued acute shortage of news print paper, there will be no issue of the Globe-Gazette on Christmas day. The continued features which normally would be in the Saturday paper will be printed Monday. We believe our readers will not begrudge our employes and carrier salesmen the opportunity thus provided to observe this happiest of all holidays in their own homes and in their own way. Thief Takes Christmas Gifts From Under Tree Sioux City, (£>)—Holiday joy has left the Victor Babcock home here A thief Tuesday night made a clean sweep of Christmas presents beneath the Babcock's yule tree The presents were valued at $13. HURT IN CRASH Emmetsburpr, (£>)__Henry Dunn, 62, was in critical condition Wednesday in an automobile collision near here Tuesday. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy and not so cold Wednesday night with a low of 10 above. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday with a high of 28. Iowa: Partly cloudy Wednesday night. Increasing cloudiness with little change in temperature Thursday. Low Wednesday night 12 to 18. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Wednes- I day night and Thursday. Not much change in temperature. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum 25 . Minimum i At 8 a. m. Wednesday l YEAR AGO: Maximum 33 Minimum u How Far Over Top Can This Fund Be Sent? OW FAR OVER THE TOP will the 1948 Christmas Cheer F u n d b,.e pushed? TJi'a' t~ was the question Wednesday when 24 gifts raised the total to within $77.07 of the $2,000 goal. That the . venture in applied Christianity would succeed this year as it has in 23 previous years was no longer in doubt. If you have taken care of your other worthy charities, including the Salvation Army Christmas fund, we'll be pleased to have your further contributions. Miss Doris Bruce of Family Service, Inc., administrator of the Cheer Fund, assures us that anything in excess of the $2,000 goal can be used to extend Christmas into the new year for the city's needy families. Either bring your donation to the Globe-Gazette office or mail it to: Christmas Cheer Fund, Care—Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. DIES OF POLIO Des Monies, (£>)_-The death of Miss Merle Smith, 28, o£ Fort Dodge, was reported Wednesday by Broadlawns hospital here •Miss Smith, who entered the hos- Pitallast Friday, died Tuesday i n « *u Slight u Play" that might "lead directly to the communist espionage conspir- Later, he agd, he had no Tuesday afternoon ex-^ 1Jimu _ mst courier Whittaker Chambers, who purportedly once accused Duggan of giving him confidential government papers, denied he ever made such an accusation. commu- Set Date for Trial of Rath Plant Picket over. A policeman, who said he was a former air force man, remarked: "My feelings are so complex I am unable to express them." A ricksha jockey in a group by a bonfire muttered: "It wasn't the responsibility of those people alone." One of his fellows declared: "They deserve it for causing us hardship, but I feel sorry for them anyway as fellow countrymen." A fireman put it almost the same way: "They probably deserv it but I can't help feeling sorr for them." TJwo policemen, former navj men, -when told the execution took place on the birthday o Crown Prince Akihito suggestec that "maybe they picked that da> on purpose." HIDEKI TOJO mw-i £& g - , William, F.arr.ell, a Rath Company pickef last 'May o 19, will begin Jan. 24 bond. He pleaded innocent Of 24 persons indicted grand jury last summer for $2,000 by a ma- mischief > Conspiracy and tb» f aZ F-? in c °«nection with the Rath strike riot, one died before coming to trial and charges were dropped against 6. Six fined one was sent to jail and l ° tne st ate reformatory. Nine others remain to be tried. wre one Mother, 6 Children Flee Burning Home Charles. City—Mrs. Roy Titus an expectant mother and her 6 children late Tuesday saw her 2- story farm home go up in flames 5i miles northeast of here The origin of the fire had not been determined Wednesday morning nor had an estimate been made of the loss. Mr. Titus, employed at the Oliver plant, was at work when the fire occurred. Suffers Broken Hip Swea City—C. G. Dourte, real estate dealer, suffered a broken hip when he fell on the icy street Monday afternoon. He -was taken to a hospital at Estherville. Gives Answer to Murray Action Referred to Justice Department Washington, (#>)—R ep . Hoffman (R-Mich.) said Wednesday he was referring to the justice department the refusal by CIO President Philip Murray to obey a subpena from him. The subpena directed that Murray appear before Hoffman, sitting as a one-man house labor subcommittee, at 9 a. m. (CST) Wednesday. Murray did not show up. The CIO president had made public Tuesday night a letter advising Hoffman that he would not be there, and challenging Hoffman's right to issue the subpena. Hoffman convened his hearing, noted that Murray was not there, and iold reporters he would turn the matter over to Attorney General Clark. Hoffman added: "I've got a suspicion that the justice department will do nothing about it." Hoffman said he would make no recommendation to Clark. But he cited a statute providing a penalty of $100 to $1,000 fine or one to 12 months imprisonment, for persons convicted of willfully refusing to answer a subpena of a congressional committee. AIRTIME FOR COLLEGE Decorah, (VP)—Luther college has been chosen by the division of public relations of the National Lutheran Council to represent Lutheranism on the Columbia Church of the Air Jan. 9. The program will originate in Minneapolis and will be broadcast, coas to coast (CBS). Oskaloosans Get Delay on Tree Cutting Des Moines, (U.R)—P r o p e r t y owners fighting to save-more than 100 shade trees from destruction in a street-widening project won a temporary stay order in the Iowa supreme-court Tuesday. The order prohibits the start of the project pending an appeal to the supreme court from a district court order project. which favored the The high court granted the stay after a 2-hour hearing. It required the 28 property owners who oppose the state highway commission project to post a $10,000 surety bond by Jan. 28 and to file their appeal with "all possible dispatch " Only 30 days will be allowed for arguments on the appeal; instead of the usual 45, the court ruled. Howard Life and Miss Teresa Davis, attorneys representing the 28 property owners, said destruction of the trees while an appeal is pending would be an "irreparable loss." Want Special Record Agency Hoover Commission to Give Recommendation Washington, (U.R) — A Hoover commission subcommittee recommends that the government set up a special agency to handle its 18 100,000 cubic feet of official records. It also suggested that federal of- icers wejd-.out duplicate records and store those that are not in egular use. At present, the sub- Committee said, the government has enough records to "fill an es- imated 6 Pentagon buildings. The Pentagon building, home of he national defense establishment <= the world's largest office build- ng, covering 34 acres. In a report submitted to the Wlrepholo MAKE FUEL FOR TRIPS TO THE MOON—Prof H L Johnson of nh? I? T" • M. J. Ziicrow, Purdue rocket expert also working on the OSU project. Hoover commission, the subcommittee on records and management said the present system of handling government records is expensive, wasteful, duplicative, and above an, cumbersome. What the commission, headed by former president Herbert Hoover will do about these recommendations has not yet been decided The commission must report to the new congress early next month its ideas on how to streamline the executive arm of government. Escort Navy Plane to Coast Crippled Fortress Has Dead Engine San Francisco, (U.R) — A navy B-17 flying fortress, apparently No Details Are Given on Executions Only Small Group of Officials Are Present at Scene By ERNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo, Thursday,\OJ.PJ—Hideki -lojo, Japan's wartime dictator, and 6 of his arch-conspirators were hanged on the gallows aT^Sugamo prison Wednesday for the murder and enslavement of millions in the Pacific war. Only a small group of unidentified military officials stood beside the 4 newly-erected gallows when Tojo and the 6 men who were convicted of starting the war of aggression in the Pacific plunged to their death. (An Associated Press dispatch said the army gave no details of the hangings, but promised more information later to newsmen who were not permitted to attend.) The announcement of the hangings came shortly after midnight m ?" offidal release from MacArthur s public information office 6 Others Executed with Tojo as architects of Japan's Pacific aggression were Gen. Kenji Doihara, 65, so- called 'Lawrence of Manchuria;" former premier Koki Hirota, 70' Gen. Seishiro Itagaki, 63, who starved war prisoners in the Dutch East Indies; Gen. Heitaro Kimura, 5S; Gen. Iwane Matsui, 70, who directed the rape of Nanking and the killing of 200,000 Chinese in 6 weeks; and Lt. Gen. Akira Muto. 56, responsible for the rape of Manila. Central figure in the Sugamo prison drama was bald, hatchet- faced Tojo r the 64-year-old virtual war dictator of Japan, who took over the reins of the power-drunk nation 2 months before the Pearl Harbor sneak attack. It was Tojo who gave the order hat sent 150 Japanese planes and 7 midget submarines against the iawaiian Islands on Dec. 7, 1941, n a surprise raid which caused he deaths of more than 3,000 Americans and crippled the Amer- can navy for many months. Talk Peaes At the time of The attack, 2 Japanese emissaries were talking peace in Washington. Tojo drove the Japanese war machine from October, 1941, to July, 1944, relinquishing the pre-» miership only after it became obvious the war was lost. \ Tojo shot himself below the heart in an attempt to commit suicide on Sept. 11, 1945. But he was saved by American army surgeons and lived to become, the only one of the 3 axis dictators to be tried for crimes against humanity.' Demo Victory Dinner Nets About $17,500 Des Moines, (—The democratic "victory dinner" Dec. 14 for Senator-elect Guy M. Gillette netted about $17,500, state chairman Jake More said Wednesday Proceeds from the ?25-a-plate d j"" e rfhave reduced the party's ?19,000 general-election indebtedness to about $2,500. The party wai more than $20,000 in debt 2 years ago. ''Give us 2 more years," More said. Woman, Struck by Car, Succumbs in Hospital with one engine dead, was escorted toward the California coast by rescue planes Wednesday after its pilot radioed he might be forced to "ditch" in the ocean The navy reported that coast guard planes met the crippled B-17 at 12:45 p. m. EST about 500 miles off San Francisco and flew formation with it toward its destination at Alameda, Cal. The 4-engined bomber was fly- ng from Honolulu. A weak, distress signal from the flying fort ealier had caused alarm that it might crash-land at ea because of.lack of gasoline Reports from the rescue planes ndicated, however, that the bomb- r had enough fuel for 6 hours lying time at reduced speed. Officers at the Alameda naval air station said they understood one engine was dead. The bomber was flying at 11,000 feet and gradually losing altitude. City— Mrs. Bertha I. Wetzel, 64, died at the Cedar Valley hospital at 7:40 p. m. Tuesday from injuries suffered Friday night when struck by a car while crossing the road near her farm nome 2J miles northwest 61 Charles City. She never regained consciousness. The car was driven by John F. Buckman, 67, a retired salesman, who had never previously been in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at Grossman's Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harold W. Putney, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating. Burial will be m Riverside cemetery. She is survived by 2 daughters. SAME DATE—1N7—55* •< mm* -"nffc ia

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