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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N El GH BORS 5 Killed at Algona by Freight Iowa Holiday Weekend Death Toll Mounts to 16 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cartrain collision near Al gona snuffed out 5 lives Tues day as Iowas 4th of July weekend accidental death toll jumped to 16 Thirteen persons have died in traffic accidents and 3 by drown ing since the long holiday started at 6 p m Friday T Killed in the cartrain crash were Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy Chris Tofft 45 of Parkersburg His wife Lillian 44 Their son William Arthur Tofft 2Lf Dr William A Howard 74 retired physician and his wife 70 also of ParkersbUrg The Howards were the parents of Mrs Tofft Tractor Overturns Also killed Tuesdayvvas Lois M James 20 daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold James of near Lynn ville She died when a tractorshe was driving overturned on country road The car in which the Toffts and Howards were riding was struck in the side by the southbound North Western freight train Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph W Lindhorst said the car was dragged 479 feet down the right of way Mrs Tofft was pinned in the front seat The others were thrown clear he said Engineer Fred Watson of Eagle Grove said he threw on the emer gency brakes and whistled as soon as he saw the car The rails were wet from a shower he said and it made the train difficult to stop Visibility Good The sheriff said visibility atthe crossing was good both ways Friends of the Tofft family in Parkersburg said they believed the Toffts and Howards were re turning from a visit to relatives at Cherokee The traffic death toll for the long weekend exceeded by one the number State Safety Commission er Alfred W Kahl had predicted would be killed in traffic acci dents in Iowa Polo Grounds Mystery Murder New York mystery of murder at the Polo Grounds deepened Wednesday when police disclosed that a 45 caliber bullet caused the death of a 54yearold baseball fan found dead in his grandstand seat Tuesday The disclosure came after de tectives had taken a 14yearold Negro boy into custody for ques tioning The youtli was seized aft er police found several empty 22 caliber shells on the roof of a nearby apartment a 22 target pistol and 2 22 rifles in the boys apartment 1 floor be low Police also took theboys great grandaunt into custody Mrs Beck Funeral Thursday Centerville serv ices for Mrs J M Beck wife of the publisher of the Centerville Daily lowegian will be held at the Centerville Methodist church p m Thursday at MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY nr Ti 1 T GlobeGazette photo VMISS CLEAR Prestholt 18 daughter of Mr and Mrs George Prestholt Clear Lake was the win ner of the bathing beauty contest sponsored by the Clear Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce for the July 4th cele bration Miss Prestholt was a graduate of the Clear Lake high school this year She has been swimming since a mere child Thomas Trails Monroney in Qklahotna By DAYTON BLAIR Oklahoma City Slmer Thomas trailed Rep Mike Monroney by more than 7000 votes Wednesday as tabulation of Tuesdays democratic senatorial Drimary election neared comple iqn A runoff election July 25 was assured by the other 5 democratic candidates who had more than 25000 votes among them Returns from 3316 of 3786 pre cincts gave Monroney 173332 Thomas 166136 Murray Lead Big Johnston Murray who hopes to win the governors office once leld by his father held a wide ead over his 3 democratic oppon ents but lacked the clear majority avoid a runoff Murray in returns from 3273 precincts had 195075 votes to a combinedtotal of 221158 for his oes William O Coe Oklahoma City attorney was 2nd man Former Gov William H Alfalfa Bill Murray father of this years andidate stayed at his sons headquarters until returns proved the younger Murray was definitely ahead The seesaw race between Mon roney 5th district congressman for 6 terms and Thomas climaxed one of Oklahomas hottest races since the latePresident Roosevelt dame nereihTnornas behalf in the 1938 election Farm support prices and public power policies were the major is sues However the minority re publican party furnished ics share of the headlines Alexander In The Rev Bill Alexander who first announced as a democratic candidate for senator then switched parties swept the GOP nomination Alexander gave the republicans who seldom see a real primary scrap a hard campaign television shows and an election eve party that had everything from a choir to a cowboy band Thomas has at stake a national political career spanning 28 years At his age 73 the whitehaired senator would probably step out of politics if he lost Thomas served 2 terms in the house be fore his election to the senate in 1926 Speculation on the uncounted senate votes was difficult because large blocks still remained out in both Oklahoma and Tulsa coun ties the biggest in the state Other uncounted totals were scattered throughout the state Beauty Chosen as Climax to Clear Lake 4th Clear Clear Lakes 4th of July celebration Tuesday night was the crowning of Arlene Prestholt 18 daughter of Mr and Mrs George Prestholt as Miss Clear Lake winner of the bathing beauty contest staged by the Clear Lake Junior Cham ber of Commerce Mayor W H Ward crowned Miss Prestholt as the winner after the candidates were judged by representatives of 3 Mason City radio stations She will represent Clear Lake in the Governors day beauty contest next month Audrey Mack was runnerup in the 4th of July contest and Deb bie Wilson was 3rd Beautiful Swimming One of the beautiful features the evening show was the pres netation of Rain in Pas tels an exhibtion of exper swimming set to music Marie Margaret Breheny wa awarded the prize in the junior beauty contest for youngsters from 2 to 5 years BobBlaylock Des Moines pre sented juggling and other acts The evening closed with a won derful display of fireworks on a floating raft on the lake Crowd Sees Parade A mammonth crowd witnessed Clear Lakes 4th of July parade the biggest ever as it moved along Main street There were 59 unit in this colorful rib bon of human signi fying the nations birthday Proudly stepping bands and beautiful floats greeted the eyes of the spectators who had parked their cais on the outlying streets and walked the rest of the way to the business area Winners in the various divisions of the parade were Mothers 1 Wa Tan Ye 2 Danish Sisterhood 3 patriotic ViFW and Auxiliary 1 Daughters of Union Veterans 2 American Le gion Auxiliary 3 rural Little Cattle Feeders 4H club of Mount Vernon 1 Loyal Queens 4H club 2 Wins Commercial Shore hotel 1 Clear Lake Reporter 2 Standard Oil 3 riding and Virginia Ashland 1 Glen Lee Ven tura 2 Ralph Lee Ventura 3 Street sports kept the crowds busy during the afternoon Re sults of the toot races were Boys tinder 12 George Sedelmeier Clear Lake 1 Bobby Dow Rock ford 2 girls under 12 Geraldine Thomas Clear Lake 1 and Char lene Wilcox Clear Lake 2 girls over 12 Mrs Vera Richey Owa tonna Minn 1 Patsy Renshaw Clear Lake 2 Julia Tenold Clear Lake won the sack race and Linda Bryan Clear Lake was 2nd The team of Kenneth Huntley Clear Lake and Roger Brekke Garner won the 3legged race Tom Hivilin and Raymond John Mason City were 2nd Champ Gum Chewer George Sedelmeier Clear Lake won the bubble gum blowing con test Virginia Brager Omaha Nebr was 2nd Mrs Jean John son Mason City and Mrs Henrj Schmale Thornton tied for fir in the womans purse contest Henry Steenblock Belmond won the freeforall race anc Danell Wherry Osage was Bob Blaylock Des Moines drove a car blindfolded as par of the afternoons entertainment There was lots of fun all the way round and it was regarded Clear Lakes biggest day This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION iiniir No South Koreans Retreat Before Northern Smash NORTH KOREA 38 P4RAL Si KOREA Units of North WHERE AMERICAN POSITION THREATENED WU1HS MU1W1 flankmg the InchonSimon triangle shaded Wednesday wedged between fantrymen and their supporting artillery i filing A south of SuTvon column moving on Wonju From Kaesong B a reinforcement of 25 red seen moving toward Seoul There was naval activity off the east coast with HaneB straferoads AP Wirephoto Korean column red was Seoul area Black area is approximate extent of red invasion into South Korea U S Accident ount Rockets to New Mark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations holiday toll of ac cidental deaths reached a new all ime high of 783 during the 4day ndependence day weekend The previous set in 1936 Traffic and the accidents in 47 states District of Columbia DEATH IN THE GRANDSTANDPoliceman examines body of Bernard L Faimew N J as spectators crowd around in New Yorks Polo Grounds in this New Si JW News metsudden death after being struck mysteriously by a rifle bullet as he waited for opening of doubleheader between New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers An ambulance surgeon pronounced Doyle dead Police theorized the bullet which struck him in the head had traveled about a half mile Iowas Population Shows 21 Per Cent Preliminary Gain DCS Moines on com plete preliminary figures Iowas present population is 2591854 or an increase of approximately 2 1 per cent over the 2538268 lowans counted in the 1940 census The increase of 53586 in Iowas population during the years compares with a last 10 gain of 67329 persons in the decade from 1930 to 1940 The percentage of gain from 1940 to 1950 of 21 per cent compares with a gain of 2 7 per cent during the 1930 to 1940 period Preliminary figures for Iowa were completed Wednesday with announcement that Wopdbury countys population is 103918 com pared with 103627 in 1940 The final Woodbury count left that county in 2nd place to Polk county in the states countyby county standings Polk has a pop ulation of 224910 Linn county with 103711 population is in 3rd place SAME Black flaf meant traffic death In Bait 21 hours claimed 482 of the total number of persons killed Only Delaware had an unblemished record Fireworks Claim 1 In addition 178 lives were lost by drowning and 122 died in mis cellaneous accidents of violent na ture Fireworks once the major cause of Independence day deaths claimed only 1 South Dakota The count of fatalities was lim ited to those occurring in activi ties related to the holiday cele bration They did not include suicides or other violent deaths that had no holiday connection The total dead which averaged about 1 every 8 minutes was counted from 6 p m Friday local time to midnight Tuesday Ned H Dearborn had predicted that 36000000 cars would roll 5 600000 miles over the nations roads He classified it as the United States biggest traffic jam NThe 1936 death record was set during the 4day Christmas holi day period At that time 555 of the 761 deaths were in automobile ac cidents Labor Day Record Last years 3day Labor day weekend highway a postwar record On a 4day nonholiday week end last month an Associated Press tally across the country showed that only 455 persons met accidental death Of these 270 died in traffic mishaps 75 drowned and 110 died from other accidental causes The survey was made by the AP to compare holi day and figures nonholiday fatalitie During the 1949 3day 4th o July holiday only 296 were kille in traffic accidents The National Safety council rec ords for January through May thi year show that 12470 every 24 hours died in ca smashups These however in eluded delayed deaths of person injured days or months before The 4day total obtained from tin 5 months figures 328 is no valid for comparison with the cur rent Independence day toll UTILITIES PIONEER DIES Needham Mass In 77 New Eng land electric utilities pioneer and a former president of the U S Chamber of Commerce died Tues day night Weather Report FORECAST Minnesota Fair not so cool north west Wednesday night Thurs day fair and warmer Low Wed nesday night 4855 High Thurs day 8085 Iowa Fair and cool Wednesday night Low 48 to 53 north 52 to 56 south soniewhat Thursday fair and warmer west and north South to southwest winds 15 MPH Thursday Quite low humidities High Thursday 80 to 85 Further outlook Not so cool Thursday night Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Friday and Friday night and possibly in east portion Satur day Mason City Partly cloudy through Thursday Low Wednesday night 50 High Thursday 80 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 74 Minimum 51 At 8 a m 23 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 95 Minimum 70 Sea Route Is Getting Big Priority Washington o the allimportant sea route link ing southern Korea with Japan i getting high priority in the fa east war operations Ships of the United States and British navy and landbased patrol planes of the American navy are scouting the waters along the Korean coasts and the sez lane across to the southern por of Pusan to keep them swep clear of raider vessels or aircraft The expected arrival of an Es sex class carrier in the area wil augment this protective cover foi the supply ships and troop trans ports upon which the heavier part of the military buildup in Korea hinges Dispatches from the far east and reports at Washington indi cate that up to now the only menace has been from small sur face craft chiefly of the motor orpedo boat type and the North Korean air force A communique yesterday by the far east com mand said laconically that trans portation of munitions materiel supplies and troops from points in Japan to Korea continued unmo ested throughout the day No one here was included to bury behind easy victories of cruisers over motor torpedo boats he possibility that submarines might enter the picture As far as is known the North Korean lavy has not included submarines jut there has been speculation hat such craft could be trans erred or loaned from the fleet of h e North Koreans riend Russia powerful SHERIFF INJURED Manchester Sheriff iarry Utley 76 hasbeen taken o Veterans hospital in Des VIoines for treatment of a frac ured hip suffered in a fall on a idewalk Utley has been Dela ware county sheriff or denutv ince 1923 US Position Imperiled Near Suwon Communists Send 3 to 4 Divisions South of Han River Line Tokyo South Korean troops were reported retreating Wednesday before a North Ko rean onslaught that has pushed back TJ S infantry and cut off 1 American contingent south of Suwon Associated Press Correspond ent Tom Lambert in the field reported seeing thousands of South Korean troops rushing south from the front by any means of transportation they could find The effect of this retreat on the American fighting position on the Suwon front could not be told at once But even before this development came the sit uation was reported grave The size of the cutoff Amer ican forces ivas not Indicated Tokyo AP Tank led North Korean infantry nesday encircled American in fantry positions south of Su won That happened after the communist tanks apparently had been turned back in a duel with U S artillery It was the first combat in Korea for the GFs who were rushed into action to try to save the faltering South Ko reans The action occurred some miles south of Suwon which the reds captured Tuesday The fate of th e trapped Americans not rfepoVted to U S advanced headquar ters in South Korea That re port came from Associated Press Correspondent 0 H P King He added Reports of the surprisingly quick red maneuver came not long after the American com mander in Korea Maj Gen William F Dean had gone to the front1 to try to learn de tails of the tankartillery duel In that engagement 2 tanks were reported knocked out and the other 6 retreated Artillery Bypassed But the surviving tanks by passed the artillery then cut in between the forward gun positions and their supporting infantry An undisclosed number of South Korean troops also were trapped between the tankled red infantry and their own defense lines A U S liaison plane said a red of undetermined size was moving southeast from Suwon Earlier General MacArthurs leadquarters said American planes lad destroyed 7 and damaged 4 North Korean aircraft in the 11 day old war In Tokyo General MacArthur announced British and American carrier planes made slashing at tacks on communist targets Mon day and Tuesday Planes from the U S carrier Valley Forge and the British car struck Pyongyang North Korean capital They ac counted for 2 built Yak fighters in the air and strafed 6 more and 2 LI2s On the ground AH Return Safely All personnel from both carriers eturned safely to their ships Mac Arthur said Heavy damage to Pyongyang air nstallations was reported American forces into ac ion against a North Korean force presumed to be south of captured HERE COMES THE good news came from many a person as the Clear Lake 4th of July parade moved along Main street Tuesday morning Heading the   

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