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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOg HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 29 1950 HOME EDITION UJLUlf This Paper Consists of Two One No 277 Reds Flare Into Action on North Front 1950Worth Iowa Fair Opens Thursday for 5Day RunPincer Drive MidCentury Show Offers Full Menu Exhibit Space Sold Carnival Setting Up Childrens Day Set Wl11 swing open at the MidCentury North Iowa fair Thursdayat 8 a m for 5 days crammed full of entertainment and judging Full house at the fair was as sured Tuesday so far as exhibit space is was all sold out according to SecretaryMan ager M C Lawson Whether there will be full house so far as spectators are concerned will depend somewhat he con ceded on what the weatherman dishes out during the 5day run Thursday through Monday There will be plenty of attrac tions for the cash customers The big World of Today shows started settingup on the midway Tuesday morning The modern amusement park on wheels features 18 excit ing rides 14 shows and 50 other attractions Special Childrens Matinee An innovation this year will be a childrens matinee Saturday at 10 a m All youngsters 16 years old and younger will be admitted free to the grandstand for a special stage show which will fea ture acts from the Gus SunGross man presentation of Stars Over U S A Reduced rates will be in effect for all shows and rides on the midway Lawson stated Stars Over U S A the re vival of big time vaudeville will show in front of the grandstand Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p m A new attrac tion Music Hall Varieties will take over the spotlight on Satur day and Sunday evenings Emory Collins the LeMars veteran who holds the major records on the North Iowa oval will lead a contingent of national ly known drivers to Mason City for big car auto races Thursday aft ernoon Friday will be Golden Wedding Day at which North Iowa pioneers who have been married 50 years or longer will be special guests of the fair management The fast est horses in Iowa will run on the track as the attraction of the aft ernoon Auto Daredevils Perform Making its appearance foir the 1st time in Mason City will be Joie Chitwoods thrill show The auto daredevils who have thrilled crowds all over the United States will entertain North Iowa fairgo ers on Saturday and Sunday Another innovation will be on ihe program Monday Labor day The popular stock car races fea turing late model cars and a 100 mile event will be held here for the 1st time Band concerts are scheduled each afternoon and evening in front of the grandstand Musicians from Lake Mills Sheffield St Ansgar Northwood Osage and Garner in addition to the Mason City municipal band will enter tain Another first inNorth Iowa Thursday Through Monday All Roads Lead to North Iowa Fair at Intersection of Highways 65 and 106 in Mason City Hobo Benson Chosen King at Britts 50th Annual Event fair attractions dance contests will be front in square of the on Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings at Rural Young People will compete on the opening evening and con testants in the open division will perform the following night Final competition for a grand prize is scheduled for Saturday at Increase in Premiums A 20 per cent increase in pre miums for fair exhibitors has been announced by Lawson The total will approximate he said Livestock barns are filled to overflowing All space has been sold for farm machinery exhibits and space in Floral hall and the Merchants building has been tak en for weeks The largest 4H show in his tory is included in the record breaking firsts to be chalked up by this years exposition Lawson said the usual number of 4H ex hibitors tickets were printed but it was necessary to procure anoth er 300 to take care of all the young people Gates at t h e fairground will open each day at 8 a in SAME k flit means ttith in lilt 21 houri By CLARA MADSON GlobeGazette Staff Member Hobo Benson the colorful little toothless man of the road who swears each year at the national hobo convention at Britt that it will positively be the last time he will run was elected king of hoboes here Tuesday noon He succeeds Eddie Cannon ball Baker who was so busy cooking 1200 gallons of mulligan stew to dish out at noon that he didnt have much time to speak his piece before the huge crowd on hand to ballot their choice Myrtle Boxcar French who says she operates the biggest lit tle business in the United States the French Information service at Burlington was reelected queen Coronation Then Stew Skies were more or less sunny at the convention center and a crowd estimated as even bigger than last years reported 20000 was on hand to witness the coro nation which took place at noon After the coronation many made a bee line for the mulligan stew being served at the new Hancock county Memorial hospital site a couple of blocks west Main street Preceding the coronation an hourlong parade of 50 floats in cluding the royal float carrying the 194950 king and queen wound its way through the crowded streets Scheduled for the remainder of the day were free acts at 2 p m and again at 8 in the evening a dance sponsored by the V F W street sports and an afternoon ball game The William Collins shows were among the conces sions Crowd Likes Showy King Opinions voiced freely by the crowd were to the effect that they liked a king who could put on a show Many favored the white bearded King David I really Har ry C Beetison of Ashland Nebr who this year laid aside his tat ters to dress up in a gold outfit including shoes in honor of the golden anniversary of the unique convention He was king for 3 years Ben also has been king 3 times First time was in 1940 Ben wasnt able to be back at the 1949 con vention but was here well in ad vance of the date this year selling the Bowery News along the route from his New York headquarters Ben is firm in his policy as to what constitutes a hobo king Hobo Royal must be respectable He doesnt drink and he takes to the highway without paying his way Was Dark Horse Looks like Im a dark horse he confided privately on the eve of the convention I believe if they have a better man than me they should elect him But I put Britt on the map in 1940 and Im the one to be king Ben was dressed in the customary 10gal lon weatherbeaten hat by which he is known more or leas Irom coast to coast Candidates were given a short time to make a speech to the crowd while the ballots were be ing passed out The bona fide hoboes emphasizad the fine dis tinction between hoboes tramps and bums slinging a little mud at those they didnt think qualified A hobo they said was one who worked if he got a chance A bum doesnt know how to work and a tramp wont work Not Really a Hobo Candidates included Scoopshovel Scotty Hobo John Prevatil float ing sign painter from Humboldt Skeets Simmons and one other queen candidate Sylvia Davis of Middletown who says she isnt really a hobo but a hitchhiker a pen name she uses for her col umn Polly Ellen Pep was notice ably absent but sent a telegram Polly was reported to be broke Queen Myrtle brought a con clave with her from Burlington These included the Rev and Mrs A R Martin and little daughter Glo and 14yearold David Cril ley chaperoned by Myrtle Mr Martin was campaigning for the Boys Ranch he is opening for homeless boys at Burlington this fall A chaplain in the service Mr Martin has the personal approval of Writer Louis Bromfield whose Malabar farm in Ohio is near the old Martin homestead HOBO KING AND Boxcar French left Burlington was recrowned queenof the hoboes at the national hobo convention in Britt At right Ben Hobo Ben son New York ia pictured continuing with his speech of acceptance unmindful of the queens coronation As new king of the hoboes Benson reiterated his platform of 100 per cent Americanism not working too hard and leaving women and liquor alone Hobo Ben a former hobo king succeeds Eddie Cannonball Baker Boxcar Myrtle was re elected for a 2nd successive term as queen of the hoboes DAILY PROGRAM THURSDAY World of Today shows on midway p by Lake Mills band p car auto races acts on stage p by Sheffield band p dance con tests p Over U S A on stage FRIDAY Family Day and Golden Wedding Day p by St Ans gar band p races acts 011 stage p by North wood band p dance con tests p Over U S A on stage SATURDAY Childrens Day a p e c i a 1 childrens matinee p by Osage band p Chitwood Thrill show acts on stage p by Garner band p of square dance contests p Over U S A on stage SUNDAY p by Mason City municipal band p Chitwood Thrill show acts on stage p by Mason City municipal band p Hall Va rieties on stage MONDAY Labor Day a Swine auction a baby beef auc tion p by Mason City municipal band p stock car races p by Mason City municipal band p Hall Va rieties on stage U S Invites UN To Investigate Red Claim of Bombing Lake Success N Y United States invited the United Nations Tuesday to appoint a commission to investigate Chinese communist charges that American air force planes raided targets in Manchuria Start Move To Recess Congress Washington UR ocratic leaders opened a Tuesday to recess congress for the year on Sept 9 nfter completion of appropriation lax and com munist control legislation dcm drive CIO Board Expels Bridges Union for Following Reds Washington CIO ex ecutive board Tuesday expelled the last 2 of 11 unions it marked for a purge a year ago on charges of hewing to the communist party line They were the West Coast Longshoremens and Warehouse mens union headed by Harry Bridges and the Marine Cooks and Stewards headed by Hugh Bryson Bridges union was kicked out first by a 41 to 2 vote The dis senting votes came from J W Robertson vice president of Bridges union and Bryson Next Brysons union was ousted 41 to 1 with Bryson casting the only op position vote Bridges and Bryson could ap peal the executive board action to the CIO convention in Chicago Nov 20 But it is highly unlikely that the convention would upset the boards move The convention last year au thorized the removal of all lead ers and unions found to be fol lowing communist policy Included in the ouster of the 75000 longshoremen was the re moval of the fishermen and al lied workers headed by Joseph Jurich which had merged 2 months ago with the Bridges union A 3man committee investigated Bridges activities of the past sev eral years and decided that he had adhered to communist party poli cies at the expense of CIO pro grams The committee recom mendingouster told the execu tive board that the communists had been highly successful in controlling the ILWU Bridges who is free oa bail pending an appeal on a perjury conviction did not show to de fend himself at the executive board meeting Robertson repre sented him MidContinent Starts Chicago Line Sept 26 Kansas City MidConti nent Airlines Inc announced Tuesday plans to inaugurate serv ice over the Sioux CityChicago and RockfordMihvaukee portions of its new route 106 on Sept 26 That is 5 days earlier than origi nally planned The civil aeronautics board New Perry Kimbro R N a new serial opens on the comic page You wont wish to miss a chapter of this gripping story awarded the airline a certificate for the routes Aug 1 to be effec tive Sept 26 Intermediate stops on the Sioux CityChicago route will be made at Waterloo and Dubuque Iowa and Rockford 111 The Rockford Milwaukee service will be a shut tle operation Miller said The Mason City airport commis sion now has pending before the civil aeronautics boardin Wash ington an application that Mason City be included on route 106 as an alternate stop MacARTHUR SPILLS BEANS New York The Daily Worker official communist or gan carried thisheadline on its front page Tuesday MacArthur Spills Beans on Formosa Perils Allies Near Pohang Road to Taegu Is Blocked by Reds Allies Outnumbered From Leased Wire Services The entire 40mile northern front in Korea flared into action Tuesday Outnumbered Americans and South Koreans fought to force open a flaming North Korean pin cers thrown around twothirds of the wrecked ghost city of Pohang second largest port in South Ko rea North Koreans blocked the main road west from Pohang to Taegu and South Korean and U S in fantrymen desperately tried to re open it A communist prisoner said the general directing the attack on Pohang had been ordered to re take the port by 6 a m Wednes day or die Build Up in Center The North Koreans also were building up at the center of the line for a major stab at United Nations forces The bloodiest battle was on a bald hill at the southern anchor of the line There American Ne groes and South Koreans turned back a North Korean bayonet charge in handtohand combat One American machinegun nest was wiped out by red bayonets At the other end of the battle front a red force whipped behind allied troops and cut a road 3 miles southwest of Pohang at the east coast anchor Kigye Is Recaptured The Pohang sector still was con trolled by United Nations troops The attacking 20000 red troops there were pushed back around recaptured Kigye 9 miles north west of Pohang While these developments took place the 1st contingent of Brit ish troops to reach token force of in the south Near the center of the line an other 20000man red force at tacked South Korean infantrymen 18 miles north of Taegu the rail hub Taegu and Pusan principal U N seaport at the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula are the main North Korean objectives in the southeast An official spokesman said the communists had lost all chance of seizing Pusan in a quick endrun thrust U S Artillery Helps American troops approached the main area of battle around Pohang But they had not gone into the battle U S artillery ringed the airfield 6 miles south east of Pohang and supported hard pressed South Koreans The Pohang sector battle was developing into a seesaw action While one force of reds was push REDS ATTACK ON 4 FRONTS arrows locate North Korean thrusts against allies open arrows along South Korean battle front In KigyePohang sector A red drive on Pohang had flared anew but South Koreans reportedly have retaken Kigye Reds are south of Uihung B with heavy fighting near Hwabon northeast of Taegu In HyonpungChangnyong area C enemy efforts to re establish Changnyong bulge across Naktong river were repulsed Hyonpung bridgehead was quiet In south U S forces hurled back 2 red probing attacks pointed at Pusan
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