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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION innni Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 5 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 230 GlobeGazette Photo FIRST PRIZE OVER place winner over all in the Clear Lake Fourth of July parade was the Wa Tan Ye float shown here Approximately 25000 persons saw the pa rade Monday morning Prizes were awarded to first 2nd and 3rd place winners in each ot 6 classes Other pictures and story on pages 4 and 5 Clear Lake Has Big July 4th Thousands on Hand for Celebration Clear lake drew a capacity crowd for its 3day cele bration over the weekend of the 4tli with its biggest crowd Mon day night It was well near Tues day morning before the last car left the lake homeward bound All accommodations were filled the tourist park was running over and camping was limited around the lake Jack Stevens state conservation officer esti mated 5000 persons visited State park Saturday 14000 Sunday and 24000 Monday That also was the ratio of the thousands that milled around the lake with Monday5 picnic crowd parked andStretched along the shore line all the way to Ventura Extra seats of planking placed in the city park were filled with spectators panting and resting their tired dogs The midway was filled all weekend It was estimated that 25000 persons crowded the business sec tion of Clear Lake the morning of the 4th to see the parade The Wa Tan Yes had the over all winning float as well as tak ing first prize in the civic divis ion Prizes were awarded to first 2nd and 3rd places in 6 classes in the parade Monday nights show of the AquaBats and fireworks drew a turnaway crowd All seats and bleachers were filled and some money was refunded on tickets for which no seating space could be found for the holders It was the first time in the his tory of the lake thatthe night crowd was larger than could be accommodated Miss Lois Jean Zook Clear Lake crowned the CerroGordo county dairy queen was introduced from the platform at the night show The AquaBats and world champion divers put on a thrilling show of water sports Local talent consisting of 4 girls the Corn Belt Mermaids and 2 little young sters The Guppies were among the favorites of the crowd Activities on the waterfron closed with a grand finale of wa ter sports and fireworks at the same time with the firework1 making a huge American flag and the band playing The Star Spangled Banner It was just the type of 4th of July celebration for which this country is famous There was no rain and plenty of heat and the ice cream pop lemonade and iced tea was consumed by the gallons Fourth of July at the lake was really jampacked Iowa Holiday Death Toll Reaches 11 T Mclntire Woman Victim of Heat Dies in Hospital A Mclntire woman died in an Osage hospital Tuesday morning from the effects of sunstroke to bring Iowas death toll to 11 dur ing the 4th of July holiday week end Other holiday deaths not re ported previously included a Des Moines drowning and an auto crash fatal to one women Mrs Matt Eernisse 72 left her home in Mclntire early Monday afternoon to visit a friend in town Not finding the friend at home she assumed she had gone to the berry patch and proceeded there to find her Became Uneasy Meanwhile her husband became uneasy when his wife had not re turned home at 6 p m and went to look ior her After a search Mrs Eernisse was found about p m face down and unconscious in the ber Record Death Toll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The worst accidental death toll in the history of the nations observance of Independence day was recorded Tuesday The na tional safety council called the total a disgrace to a civilized country Late tabulations showed a rec ord 676 persons killed in violent accidents during the 3day weekend The grim report on the na tions fatalities showed 296 traf fic deaths 245 drownings and 135 deaths in violent accidents The countrywide survey cov ered violent deaths from 6 p m local time Friday to mid night Monday ry patch She had a temperature of 107 After first aid by a phy sician she was taken to the hos pital at Osage where she died The body was taken to the Martz funeral home at LeRoy Minn where rites were pending Tues Connally Calls for Quick Okay on Pact Scientists to Testify in AEC Case Washington E Lil ienthal will call some of the na tions foremost atomic scientists to back up his claim that the atomic energy program is pro gressing satisfactorily The chairman of the atomic energy commission opens his de fense Wednesday against charges of incredible mismanagement leveled by Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper The hear ing is being conducted by the joint congressional atomic energy com mittee Committee Chairman Brien Mc Mahon DConn said that among Lilienthals witnesses will be Doc tor Enrico Fermi noted Italian physicist who demonstrated for the first time that a chain reaction was possible Another will be Doc tor Robert F Bacher a former member of the atomic commission Doctor Lee A Dubridge president of the California institute of tech nology also may testify for lalien thal GlobeGazette Photo FIREWORKS ON shoreline of Clear Lake was jammed Monday night with spectators watching the fireworks on the waterfront This photo shows some of them silhouetted on a dock as the fireworks boomed over head in a brilliant display day Daughter Survives Besides her husband a daughter Mrs Ray Jordan of Bailey and several stepchildren Mrs Myrtle Schermerhorn 32 oC Newton was killed Monday night when the pickup truck in which she was riding went off an embankment on highway 14 2 miles north of Newton Glen Neff 21 drowned at Sun set Beach in Des Moines He got into deep water Monday at the beach where he had gone for re lief from the heat He could not swim Talks Scheduled on Deere Strike Des Moines UR Representa tives of the John Deere and com pany plant and the CIO United Auto workers were scheduled to meet Tuesday in an attempt to settle a strike of more than 1600 production workers The workers struck Tuesday after a strike vote at a mass meet ing last Saturday Union leaders said the strike was called as a protest to the firing of 35 workers Company officials said the men were fired for participating in un authorized walkouts IOWAN DROWNS Martensdale Martens 31 of Martensdale drowned Mon day in Lake Titonka in Minne sota his relatives here were in formed Tuesday Martens and his wife were spending the 4th of July holiday at the lake Dives Off Bridge Man Lands in Jail Sioux City was the 4th of July and 22yearold Kenneth Wickey looked a bit like a des cending skyrocket as he dove 40 feet from a Missouri river bridge but police didnt know it was a stunt They prepared to drug tho river after someone reported see ing the dive Wickey who had climbed out 4 or 5 deport to Work at Oliver Charles City offi cials Tuesday said that about 4 or 5 workers in the bargaining units reported for work Tuesday at the Oliver plant here the first after the expiration Sunday of the former contract Officials of the United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America CIO and the company resumed negotiations Tuesday morning after deadlocking Friday on the question of extending the former agreement Sitting in on sessions Tuesday morning ac cording to Paul Mathers president of FE Local 115 were shop stew ards who discussed wage inequi ties Hiss Case to Go to Jury on Thursday New York perjury trial of Alger Hiss will go to the jury Thursday afternoon Federal Judge Samuel H Kaufman an nounced Tuesday A recess was taken until Wednesday morning when Judge Kaufman said there would be a very few minutes of testimony The judge said that following testimony Wednesday the defense woultl of the day for its summation The government will sum up its case Thursday morning Then the jury willhave lunch in the custody of the U S marshal After lunch Thursday Judge Kaufman said he would deliver his charge to the jury and that body would begin its delibera tions The prosecution rested its case at a m The case was rested after the prosecutor Assistant U S Attor ney Thomas F Murphy failed in an attempt to have the court re consider its ruling last week ex cluding testimony by a former wife of Gerhart Eisler The announcement was made after opposing lawyers conferred with Federal Judge Samuel H Kaufman AP Wirephoto PROBE LITTER IN HOME OF Philadel phia fire marshal probes through one of the mounds of rubbish found in the home of Mrs Cartherine S Hitter 79yearold wealthy recluse who was found dead Sunday She lived like a beggar although she had a fortune Burglars Steal Cash of the river half a mile down stream showed up and was taken to jail He said he made the dive to win a bet They pay guys a hundred Along With Register bucks for doing a high dive like 9 that at 4th of July celebrations Wickey said Me I wind up in the clink Reduce Bail for Master Swindler Chicago Engel 73 year old master swindler who ad mits bilking women of more than in 4 decades won a reduction in bail Tuesday and still claimed insufficient funds to gain his freedom Judge George M Fisher ordered reduced from to the bail under which Engel is held on a charge of getting from Mrs Reseda Corrigan 39 in a confidence game Heat Wove Gripping States From Atlantic to Rockies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For the 6th straight day temperatures soared into the 90s Tuesday over much of the nation The weather bureau said warm and humid conditions would continue over most all the middle west the east and southeastern states Hope for a break in the middle west went glimmering when cool air from Canada got about half way down Wiscon sin then stopped Only regions reporting cooler weather were the far west northern Rockies and the northern tier of states extending from Montana east along the Canadian bor der to the upper Great Lakes region Showers and thunder t Debate on Treaty On in Senate Fewer Than One Dozen Opposing Votes Expected Washington Con nally DTexas Tuesday opened senate debate on the Atlantic pact with a plea for swift approval as unmistakable proof that free nations will stand together against attack In the treaty he said the free nations of the north Atlantic area lay before the nations of the world a noble declaration that no armed aggressor no swaggering con queror no military despot shall invade the north Atlantic area The 20year compact has been signed by the United States Can ada and 10 European nations but it must be ratified by a 5 senate vote before it becomes binding on this country Fewer than a dozen senators are expected to oppose it Urges Approval Connally chairman of the sen ate foreign committee urged his colleagues to stamp their approval on the alliance as quick ly as possible Liberty must be preserved even though purchased in blood he declared in his prepared speech And he described the pact as an effort to coordinateand consoli date that duty upon the group as a whole rather than to leave each individual country the hopeless task of defending itself But Connally insisted that the treaty does not automatically commit the United Spates tf attacked He also made clear that no sen ator who votes for the pact will be bound to vote for the proposed arms for Europe her nephew Thomas H Manhasset N Y showers fell from the Dakotas east through Michigan A few scattered tliundershowers over parts of the heat belt brought temporary relief But the drought continued in the nations north eastern states and damage to farm crops already estimated at more than mounted Some parts of the New England states New York and New Jersey have had Jio substantial rain for 7 weeks Be Funny Win Prizes Heres your chance to put your funny bone to good use Use it to win prizes in the big FINDA TFTLE CONTEST starting soon in this news paper All you have to do is fill in the missing gag on a group of special cartoons by clipping words and phrases from this newspaper Its sim ple and its fun Dont miss the chance to play it FINDATITLE starts MONDAY JULY 11 IN The Globe Gazette SHOE MAGNATE DIES Milwaukee A 1 b e r t H Weinbrenner 84 chairman of the board of the shoe manufacturing company bearing his name and Milwaukees oldest shoemaker died Monday Charles wondered Tuesday morning whether burg lars are going to set themselves up in business here The Janke Oil Co in the north part of town was broken into and the robbers took the cash regis ter containing A front window gave access to the grease room and it was neces sary to break out a section of partition to get into the office ficial Veterinarian of Albert Lea Dead Albert Lea Minn Myrtle R Higbee 89 widely known in the middle west as a horseman died Sunday at his home here Higbee a veterinarian was known as the father of harness racing in this area He appeared on many tracks in the middle west as owner driver and of New York City sizzled Monday in 97 degree temperature the warmest day of the summer but a violent wind and rain storm sent 89 in Mason City Mason City had slight relief from the 95 degree reading of Monday with only 89 Tuesday That was about noon Shortly after noon the temperature dropped to 86 then climbed again to 88 at 2 oclock Thats still short of that blistering 96 of Sunday the maximum reading so far in 1949 for Mason City the mercury tumbling 13 degrees The storm bringing little rain to the parched metropolitan area caused at least 6 deaths and heavy damage to property including boats and planes Among the dead vas Mrs Eliz abeth Trego 61 of Omaha Nebr who was thrdwn into the Long Island sound when a sailboat cap sized The boat was operated by Rescued along with Cable was another aunt Mrs Estella Trego 60 also of Omaha Some rain also brought a cool ing off to parts of northern Wis consin northern Minnesota and northern Michigan Tuesday There was a promise some showers may hit northern Illinois and bring re lief Chicagos 98 Monday was the 5th straight day of above 90 read ings and a high of 94 was forecast Tuesday Above 90 marks were general Monday throughoutmost of the central eastern and southern states and in many parts of the mountain states The coolest areas were near the Canadian border and in parts of the Pacific coast But Blythe Cal in the desert reported the countrys top mark 109 Cool spots included 57 at San Francisco and 74 at Seattle and San Diego At Williston N Dak the weather bureau said the high was 64 and Duluth was cool with 78 But in Minneapolis and St program Opposition Slight President Truman has not yet sent the arms plan to congress Senate leaders have said it will be submitted after the senate votes on the treaty While opposition to the pact has been slight there are many sen ators critical of the related arms program One of these Senator Taft has suggested a Cable compromise under which Greece and Turkey would continue to get military supplies from this coun try while France would be the only pact nation to receive such arms aid I dont think the other treaty nations particularly need that kind of help now he said UN Calls for Increase in World Economic Activity Lake Success United Nations called Monday for nation al and international action to raise the world level of economic activity which it said was level ling off after the postwar indus trial boom In its annual economic survey the U N noted that in 1948 for the first time since the end of the war there was a reversal in the upward trend of prices a check to the expansion of production and some increase in unemployment in a number of countries It said positive action was necessary to counter possible recession The 117page world economic report for 1948 was compiled by the U N secretariat primarily for the use of delegates to the U N economic and social council which opens its 8th session in Geneva Switzerland Tuesday It is based on statistics sup plied by member nations The U N makes no independent effort to check the figures supplied by the members The report noted that U S production which in 1947 had zoomed to 165 per cent of the 1937 level increased only 5 per cent more in 170 Russia it said reached 171 per cent of its own 1987 level last year spectacular jump over the 135 per cent increase reported in 1947 However the figure 100 taken as a norm is based on each in dividual countrys prewar in dustrial output For instance although Russia is listed as having 171 per cent in re lation to its own 1937 figure the Soviet Unions sleel production is only 16500000 metric fifth of the U S figures supplied for the survey show Russia produced only 270 000 motor vehicles in 1948 com pared to 5285000 in the United States The U N economists did not say specifically that Russias rate of production would continue to in crease but this was the implica tion of their general predictions for 1949 They said The indications are that it will be difficult for general industrial output in Europe as a whole ex 0 of the soviet socialist re publics to increase as rapidly in as in 1948 One of the measures the report recommended to help world econ omy was a resumption of east west trade in Europe Obviously it said an ex pansion of such trade might at once serve the economic develop ment of eastern Europe and sup ply western Europe with some of the primary products which would otherwise have to be imported from other continents It pointed out that the lag in eastwest trade had resulted in an increase in the trade of the soviet satellites among themselves It said the amount of trade among eastern European countries in 1948 was 288 per cent of that in 1938 while eastwest trade was only 42 per cent of prewar Trade among the Marshall plan nations was only 72 per cent of what it had been in the 30s the report said Statistics submitted to the U N by western European countries receiving aid under the European recovery program showed only a moderate increase in those na tions production Paul the even 100 mercury boiled to an Greenfield Man Dies as Auto Leaves Road Knoxville Mills of Greenfield was killed in a traffic accident a mile and a half west of Knoxville Tuesday He apparently was riding alone and as he passed a bus his car ran into a ditch and turned over Mills died before he could be removed from the car DIES OF POLIO Abilene Tex Clarence Brown of Webb Iowa an um pire in the Longhprn league died of polio Monday in a Big Spring hospital He had been ill about a week Named Chief Justice of Iowa Higjr Court Des Moines Justice Nor man R Hays Knoxville has been named chief justice of the Iowa supreme court to serve for the next 6 months He succeeds Justice Oscar Hale Muscatine The post of chief jus tice is rotated among members of the court every 6 months SAME BUck traffic death In part 24 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Con tinued hot Low Tuesday night about 70 High Wednesday 90 to 95 Some chance of after noon thundershowers Iowa Generally fair little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 72 to 75 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 to 9 degrees above normal Nor mal maximum 85 normal min imum 62 Continued warm un til turning cooler Saturday Precipitation will be moderate from to J inch occurring as showers Friday and Saturday and probably Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with local showers or thundershowers north and central portions Con tinued hot and humid in ex treme south and somewhat warmer Wednesday central por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum 95 Minimum 70 At8 a m Tuesday 79 YEAR AGO Maximum ftff Minimum 0s   

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