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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION UJLUII Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 281 Years Largest Crowd at Fair Saturday Army Vet Is Accused tis Traitor Sgt Provoo Is Charged With Aiding Japanese New York depart ment officials charged a hand some California army veteran Saturday with being a worse traitor than Tokyo Rose U S Attorney John F X Mc Gohey said Sgt John David Pro voo 33 of San Francisco already has made a number of admis sions concerning charges that during the war he voluntarily as sisted the Japanese The 6foot 2inch redhead was arrested by FBI agents Friday when he received his discharge at Governors Island after 8 years of military service He was arraigned and ordered held without bail for a hearing next Friday Helped Japs Tokyo Rose only broadcast propaganda McGohey said This man was worse He not only aided the Japanese by broadcasting propaganda but he helped the Jap forces in the occupation of Cor regidor Provoo nicknamed Johnny by justice department workers said it was the first time he had heard of the charges He was pale and grave as McGohey reminded him that the charge ol treason carries the maximum penalty of death The attorney said Provoo had been unaware that he was under iiWestigation lor the past 3 years McGohey said that Provoo visit ed Japan in the summer of 1941 just prior to Pearl Harbor and studied Buddhism there On his return to the United States he en listed in the army and was as signed to the Philippines with the rank of sergeant lu Garb of Priest FBI agents said Provoo met Japanese troops who overran Cor regidor in the garb of a Buddhist priest to demonstrate that he could be useful to them because of his knowledge of Japanese lan guage and customs According to McGoheys appli cation for Provoos arrest hi treasonable offer was accepted by the Japanese He was said to have prepared radio scripts and per formed in defeatist broadcasts to American troops from Tokyo a well as performed numerous act of assistance to the Japanesi armies Provoo was identified as a co worker of Mrs Iva Tokyo Rose1 Toguri DAquino by Governmen Prosecutor Thomas DeWolfe wh is conducting her treason trial in San Francisco He said he one considered Provoo as a possibl witness but he was told by th army that he was undergoing serious readjustment period Vlay Recall Vaughan in Senate Probe Washington Two senate epublicans investigating 5 per enters said Saturday they expect rtaj Gen Harry H Vaughans re all for questioning on new evi ence being dug up Vaughan President Trumans military aide underwent a rigor us 2day examination by the in estigating committee earlier this veek The hearings now are in for a month or so Senator McCarthy RWis old reporters that he feels sure Taughan will be asked to take the potlighted witness chair again nd Senator Mundt RS Dak ermed his reappearance very probable Both based their statements on new leads being run down by com mittee investigators They said the probe into the activities of the capitals 5 per centers men ob aining government business for 3rd parties for a fee has just be lun The committee is trying to learn he extent of any influence ex erted by the 5 per centers on top iovernrrient officials Some entirely new cases are be ng opened up by tips pouring in on committee members Mundt said He forecast that before the Running Horses to Make Appearance on Sunday The dirt track aces and their colorful roaring cars brought the crowds to the North Iowa fair Saturday and the man agement prepared for capacity crowds Sunday and Monday Already the running horses were in the stables at the fairgrounds waiting for Sunday afternoon and the first derby races here in more than a decade Nonprofessional horses and ponies for 3 races are expected to make a full afternoon of fast entertainment for the fairgoers Sunday Monday brings an entirely entertainment program as Jirnmie Lynch and His Death Dodgers take over the grandstand shows for both afternoon and evening With them will be an entirely new vaudeville program replacing the performers of the first 4 days The beautiful girls of the Pa North Iowa Fair PROGRAM RACES icarings are closed it will be demonstrated that the influence racket in Washington is greater than expected Estimates on Price Support Are Given Washington IP Government experts came up Saturday with some estimates of the highest and lowest price supports that could be applicable on farm crops next year if the so called Anderson compromise law However GRAND portion of the grandstand crowd Fri day at the North Iowa fair is shown watching the grand entry of the rodeo company before the start of the show Flagbearers Curley Milner left of Butte Mont and Rex Martin right of Oklahoma are pictured flanking the troupe as they line up for introduction to the crowd The show of thrills climaxed by the performance of 5 trick and fancy riders including J D Thornbury of Mason City Holidays Traffic Toll Mounts to 7 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The toll of Laborday weekend traffic deaths in Iowa mounted to 7 Saturday as the state began its observance of the 3day holiday The deaths brought Iowas 1949 highway toll to 348 Victims of automobile accidents Included Mrs Sam McCarty of Onslow who was killed Friday night in a 3car accident near North Eng farm bill becomes even these figures cannot be accurate because the actual support level will depend on the parity indices cqmputed at the time price supports are an nounced on the basis of the prices of things farmers buy Computed on the basis of the parity indices as of July 15 1949 the government experts estimated the highest and lowest support levels for the various crops as Wheat a bushel and corn and cotton 45 and 43 butterfat 65 a pound and milk wholesale a hundredweight and Irish potatoes a bushel and tungnuts 9270 a ton and mohair 61 a pound and 41 and wool 46 a pound top and Supports are based on many conditions under the legislation For other crops than those listed the secretary of agriculture would have wide discretion in determin ing the support levels if there are any supports for other crops at all The house has passed a bill continuing the present price sup port program virtually as is The ultimate law probably will be a compromise between the house bill and the senate measure that is authored by Senator Anderson former secretary of agriculture Real Estate Man Winner in Air Race Cleveland IP Joe Debona who flies for fun and sells Holly wood real estate for a living won the Bendix cross country race for propeller planes Saturday Debonas DarkF51 Mustang streaked across the finish line at the national air races after the 2000 mile run which he covered in approximately 4 hours 16 min utes Two years ago Debona almost won the Bendix and its first prize He trailed Paul Mantz the fabulous flyer of by just over 1 minute There wasnt another contestant in sight when Debona finished Debonas average speed miles an hour was a new record for the Bendix The old mark was 460 MPH set in 1947 pebona already holds the trans continental record for propeller planes with a flight of 4 hours 57 minutes from Los Angeles to New York last March Herman R Salmon of Van Nuys Cal flying one of Mantzs planes was second with an elapsed time of approximately 4 hours 26 min utes He also flew a North Ameri can Mustang the one in Mantz won the Bendix 3 straight which times lish Paul Chester 18 Albia who died Saturdaymorning of injuries suffered when 2 cars sideswiped on highway 14 south of Newton a lew hours earlier Edward Earth 56 and his wife Alma 58 of Kansas City Mo and Helen Scobby Avondale Mo who were killed early Saturday when the Barth car collided with the rear of a stalled truck near Adair Russell Marugg 17 Monticello who was killed Friday night when the car in which he was riding went out of control on a road near Monticello Mrs Nancy Heslop about 48 of Lehigh who was killed in a 2car collision near Fort Dodge Satur day Fire Destroys Ellsworth JC Iowa main building of Ellsworth junior college was destroyed by fire at 5 a m Satur day during a severe electrical storm The building was struck twice by lightning during a rain storm which measured 165 inch The top floor of the 3story building was entirely burned The remainder of the building was heavily damaged by fire and water The office equipment and rec ords and equipment in the com mercial department and chemistry and physics laboratory were removed but were somewhat damaged by water Insurance totaling WES carried on the building but an estimate could not be made early Saturday as to whether this would be sufficient to cover One hundred students were en rolled in the college School started Monday The central part of the building was erected in 1890 and the wings in 1C91 nnd 1892 Stored on the 3rd floor of the building were many old books some of them 200 years old All were lost Lightning also struck the Chris tian Reformed church in the same vicinity but there was little dam age and no fire Bendix Air Race Record Is Broken by Californiqn Cleveland Major Vernon A Ford of San Francisco shrieked across the finish line at the National Air races with an average speed of 5296 miles an hour Saturday in the fastest time ever made in the Bendix cross country jet division His elapsed time was 3 hours 45 minutes 51 seconds for the 1993mile dash from Muroc Cal air base Ford was flying a Republic F 84 Thunderbolt a single engine fighter rated in the 600 MPH class The winner of the race could not be determined until three other Thunder jets arrived since they started at intervals rade of Stars present their revue Sunday evening for the last time at the fair before going on to the South Dakota state fair Farmers Stream In A half inch rain during the night brought the farmers to the fair Saturday as they left silo fill ing for better weather The Satur day crowd was by far the largest so far this year They came to see a machinery display larger even than the greatest prewar exhibi tion and worth hundreds of thou sands of dollars They came also to see the larg est livestock exhibit in the history of the North Iowa fair It over flowed the barns despite the giant new 4H building just completed for this years exposition They also came to see the dis plays set up by their wives and daughters in Floral hall and the educational demonstrations offered by their sons Largest Carnival And they came for the largest carnival show ever to set up on the North Iowa fair midway Monday will bring them back again for their youngsters will in sist on having their Childrens day arranged by special agree ment between the fair manage ment and the World of Today shows because rural school chil d i had no opportunity to at l I the 1st childrens day on Fri vlonday all children under 16 uin will be admitted free to the ngrounds and they likewise will admitted to all rides and all hows for 9 cents no tax added until 5 p m Auditor Francis DeSart re ported 3782 paid admissions at he gate Thursday and 5348 on Friday These figures do not in clude the 939 exhibitors and oth er tickets also used for admis ion at the gate but paid for in advance The management noted that Fridays attendance was 10 per cent ahead of last years Friday ate of 4856 persons The auditor 3173 paid admissions at the gates up to 2 p m Saturday Lake high school band on midway John Kopecky director concert Clear Lake high school band John Ko pecky director Revue Stars on Pa rade RACES concert Mason City Municipal band Carleton Stewart director racing North Iowa Derby 8 running races Special acts on stage concert Mason City Municipal band Carleton Stewart director Revue Stars on Pa rade MONDAY LABOR DAY i s t r i c t demonstrations Baby beef sale Sheep and hog sale r a d i n g demonstrations J u d g i ng market grades Band concert Mason City Municipal band Carleton Stewart director ShowMimmie Lynch Death Dodgers New vaude ville program concert Mason City Municipal band Stewart director Carleton GlobeGazette Photos REVERSE THROWS Horse Pete Timmerman hurtels grounward just after being hurled from the bouncing back of ftie Brahma bull My Blue Heaven Friday afternoon during the performance of the Black Hills rodeo troupe Couples married 50 years or longer were honored at the rodeo show and feted elsewhere at the fair during Golden Wedding day The rodeo featured exhibitions of bare back bronco riding educated horse displays and an Australian bull whip demonstration Refusal to Fly Senators Brings Inquiry on Trips Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Sun day with showers in Vicinity Saturday night Low Saturday night 57 High Sunday 78 Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers or thunderstorms Saturday night Showers and cooler Sunday Low Saturday BAME k flai la U TREATED FOR POLIO Iowa City Mrs Margaret Quigley 25 Belmond has been admitted to University hospitals for polio treatment Her condition Js fair night 5560 southeast northwest tr 65 Washington fP Secretary of Defense Johnsons refusal to fly senators around the world in a military plan backfired Saturday with a senatorial inquiry into free flights for administration officials Senator Elmer Okla demanded Thomas D that Johnson Minnesota Mostly cloudy with scattered showers Saturday night and early Sunday clearing late Sunday cooler northwest portion Saturday night and south and central Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 57 63 55 85 51 furnish immediately a report on all the trips made by top admin istration people in military craft with an account of all the ex penses involved Specifically Thomas wants the record on flights by President Truman Vice President Barkley and Johnson himself among other officials who fly Friday Johnson vrotc Thomas that a group of senators planning a flying trip to Europe and on around the world could save the military up to by riding ordinary commercial airlines He said he didnt want to compete put out hints about the current economy drive in congress and said besides that the military just didnt have the planes to spare Saturday Thomas blasted back If congressmen who make the policies for government and pro vide the funds to keep it a going concern must ride the private air lines Thomas said it might be a good idea for the downtown gov ernment leaders to do the same thing Whats more Thomas wrote Johnson he was sending stafC in vestigators of the senate appro priations committee which con trols the nations pursestrings to check all recent flights from nearby air force and navy flying fields Then Thomassupplied a list of 8detailed quetsions about aircraft travel by the president vice pres ident and others He wanted to know the length of flights the purposes the names of persons aboard and the total cost to the armed services and government Boys Learn to Drive in Stolen Automobile Fort Dodge Fort Dodge boys 11 and 12 years old who were captured near Green field Thursday driving a stolen car told police Saturday that neither of them had ever driver a car before We had little troublewith reverse one of them said and a badly crumpled rear bumper on the car owned by Maurice J Brecn of Fort Dodge testified to this The boys were turned over to juvenile authorities after being returned here Friday night Peter Minuit purchased Man hattan Island from the Indians Fine for Literature William R Martin 32 Des Moincs was fined and costs by Verne Mettler justice of the peace Saturday morning for pos session obscene literature A deputy sheriff who arrestec Martin said the latter was selling obscene pamphlets to children al the North Iowa fair The pamph lets were confiscated Sports Bulletin Rochester NY Coc of Oklahoma City crushed Rufus King of Wichita Falls Texas 11 and 10 Saturday to win the U S amateur golf championship Deal Engt UR Fcrnand Dumoulin 34yearold Belgian industrialist waded ashore on the English coast Saturday after swimming the English channel in 21 hours and 59 minutes FACES LIQUOR CHARGE Des Moincs charge of il legal possession of liquor was filed in justice of thcpeace cour here Friday against Roy Compi ano operator of Rockys steak house The charge was filed by Constable Basil Grossnicklc who seized 71 botUes of liquor at the place Thursday night Rodeo Thrills The Friday afternoon grand stand crowd thrilled to the per formance of the rodeo company olended with the humorous antics Show Jimmie Lynch Death Dodgers Complete new show on 2 Flyers Killed in C82 Crash Fairfield Cal pilot and his copilot tried to land a crip pled C82 Flying Boxcar on a marsh and killed late Friday night after 6 others had parachuted to safety The giant air force plane crashed in flames Two of the survivors were crew men and 4 were passengers One of the crew members Ker mit R Carlson reported the acci dent to the FairfieldSuisun air force base by telephone shortly after he reached the ground near Birds landing of Rub a Dub rodeo clown and I He told officers at the air base interspersed with 3 vaudeville I he believed he Was the last to acts From the colorful grand entry until the climatic conclusion of trick and fancy riding the rodeo troupe held the interest of the spectators In keeping with Fri days Golden Wedding day at the fair all couples married 50 years or more were introduced before the performance Bareback bronco riding calf roping bulldogging steers trained horses a precision demonstration of the Australian bull whip by Johnny OBleness and Brahma bull riding comprised the rodeo program OBleness1 feat of sever ing pieces of paper held in the hand of his partner into progres sively shorter lengths with rapid fire slashes of his bull whip was enthusiastically received Few Stay On Few of the cowboys succeeded in remaining astride their buck ing mounts for the designated 8 seconds in the bronco riding events Even less successful were the contestants who attempted to stay on the pitching backs of the Brahma animals of India The bull dogging events orig inated at western roundups to enable cowboys to demonstrate their riding proficiency pro duced several spills as the per formers dove unsuccessfully at the elusive calves Two days of work in Floral hall by the Cerro Gordo county 4rH girls also came to a climax late Friday with the naming of 2 winning demonstration teams Represent County Ruth Kelck and Irma Carle of the Owen Farmerettes will rep resent Cerro Gordo county in the contests at the Waterloo Dairy Cattle congress it was announced by the judge Mrs Margaret Pratt Emmetsburg Their demon stration was entitled Make It With Cheese Wilma Hyde and Gwen John son of the Grant Willing Hands 4H club will represent Cerro Gordo county in the district con test on Monday to decide the win iump and that the pilot and copi ot remained with the ship Names of the 2 killed were not released Ground crews reaching the scene said the wreckage was strewn over nearly a mile The plane apparent ly attempting a forced landing hit a drainage ditch and plowed through a marshy field Threatens to Remove Supports From Potatoes Washington of Agriculture Brannan told congress Saturday that he plans to remove government price supports from Irish potatoes unless farmers agree to control marketing and production The farm cabinet member wrote Chairman Blmer Thomas D Okla of the senate agriculture committee about his plan to jerk out the price props in order to avoid waste and loss to the gov ernment Brannans letter noted as an example that growers of Cali fornia early potatoes which are marketed between April 1 and July 15 had rejected a proposed federal marketing agreement in a referendum the last 10 days of June NEEDS REPAIRS Seattle UR Salesman Lloyd A Mclsaac explained Saturday that he was on his way to a repair shop when police arested him for operating a car with defective brakes headlights tail lights win glass horn muffler and tires hing North Iowa team The top team from the 13 counties in the North Iowa fair district will be awarded a 5day allexpenses paid trip to the International Livestock shovy and 4H Club congress in Chicago late in No vember   

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