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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 31 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One HOME EDITION iiunr T No 27t son Expects Draft of Fathers Soon EXHIBITS READYThe exhibits were all in place Thursday whenearly Arrivals showed up in Floral hall Here Mr and Mrs Albert Priebe Klem me and their daughter Miriam are looking over the vegetable displays Races Open Fair With Bang Sun Smiles Collins Leads Parade of Cars on Fast Track The North Iowa fair opened with a bang Thursday The weather was ideal A huge crowd started early pouring through the turnstiles to see one of the big attractions of the 5day races There were many things to see at the exposition in livestock barns midway and the exhibit halls But the big drawing card of the day was the performance on the halfmile dirt track in front of the grandstand More than a dozen driving aces from throughout the midwest were on hand in an attempt to gain some glory and cash and the big man of all dirt track driving was to show his stuff Emory Collins of LeMars 7 Events on Program While Collins the world rec ord holder with his big red Offen hauser was the favorite the field was good and among the toughest contenders were expected to be Russ Lee of Robbinsdale Minn and Mason Citys own Leon De Rock also both Offenhauser pilots The racing program called for 7 events as the drivers took their cracks at the current track rec ords The track was reported in top shape The evening show had promise or drawing an eager crowd R Y P participants in the North Iowa square dancing contest will per form before the grandstand at p m and the 1st presentation of Over U S A is sched uled to begin at 8 The St Ansgar band will pre sent a concert prelude to the Fri day afternoon horse races And the Northwood band will perform before the grandstand at 7 p rh Back to Prewar The fair is back to prewar standards said President Leigh Curran of the fair association as he arrived on the scene for a once over before the crowds rolled in Greater uniformity in beef cattle exhibits and larger and bet ter exhibits in most fields was ap parent to the fair association head Machinery exhibits were the largest they have been for many years The whole area of the fair grounds was a scene of busy ac tivity as feverish preparations went on to get all in readiness for the visiting thousands On the midway the World of Today shows were all set up and awaiting fair goers Across the fairgrounds the live ftock barns bustled with action as exhibitors prepared their animals for the showring Row after row of cattle and pen after pen of swine and sheep were being pam pered and groomed for the judges eye Judging Under Way The 4H livestock entries re ceived their full share of atten tion Open class livestock judging wasnt scheduled to begin until Friday The 4H colt show was 1st on Daily Program THURSDAY World of Today Shows 011 Midway p by Sheffield band p dance contests p Over U S A on stage FRIDAY Family Day and Golden Wedding Day a baby beef judging continued Open class beef cattle Cerro Gordo county 4H dairy heifer p Gordo county 4H baby beef judging p class beef cattle judgingcontinued District 4H dairy heifer judging Cerro Gordo county 4H market swine judging Cerro Gordo county 4H purebred swine judging District 4H purebred swine judging by St Ansgar band p races acts on stage p class dairy cattle judging p by Northwood band p dance contests p on stage Stars Over U S A the showring agenda Eighteen saddle horses were exhibited in that event Judging o the 39 pure bred baby beef heifers entered by 4H club members from Cerro Gor do county began at 10 a m And the North Iowa fair district 4H pure bred heifer show followed that In Floral hall judging of the girls 4H club exhibits started at 9 a m Mrs Gregson Pratt Em metsburg judged the exhibits And Mrs William Floy Jr Gor do county girls 4H club chair man supervised the activity Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and warm Friday Clear Thursday night Low 45 to 50 High Friday 80 Iowa Generally fair through Fri day except mostly cloudy ex treme east portion Thursday night Somewhat warmer Fri day Low Thursday night 45 to 50 northwest near 58 southeast High Friday about 80 Light variable winds Friday Furth er outlook Partly cloudy and rather warm Saturday and Sun day with some chance of a few scattered showers Sunday Minnesota Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday Cooler north and central portions Thursday night Low 45 north 50 south High Friday 70 north 75 to 78 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Aug 31 Maximum 76 Minimum 50 At 8 a m 62 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 74 43 2 Soions Rap Dispersal of Key Agencies Washington house re publicans Thursday hit President Trumans plan for government dis persal in case of atomic attack They called it a scheme to save bureaucratic hides and doggie to protect waffle bottoms a boon Washington A pair of democrats jumped up accusing them of playing politics with a program they said was in tended to preserve vital govern ment agencies and records in event of attack President Truman started a dis persal plan going Wednesday in asking congress for to build 4 office centers within commuting distance of Washing ton probably about 35 miles away Most important government departments and bureaus now are clustered in an area of a couple square miles along rivers banks the Potomac Part of the money the president asked would go for highways and communications facilities This is only the first portion of what Mr Truman called a long range plan to insure the contin uity of essential functions of gov ernment in event of emergency About 40000 federal workers would be accomodated at the 4 proposed sites Eventually it is planned to have perhaps a dozen or more such federal agency centers ringing the capital from a safe distance Plans were announced in late July to set up an emergency nerve center for the military a supplemental communications center at Camp Ritchie Md about 65 miles northwest of here 55 Killed in AirlineCrash Near Cairo TransWorld Airliner Goes Down With 23 Americans Aboard Cairo Egypt UR Fiftyfive persons including 23 Americans weic killed Thursday when a crippled TransWorld airlines Con stellation crashed and burned on the Sahara desert The 4engined luxury plane of Maryland crashed near Kom Hamada 22 minutes after it took of in the predawn darkness on the CairotoRome leg of TWAs flight 903 from Bombay to New York The plane developed engine trouble as it soared upward from Cairos Farouk airport for a high altitude flight over the Mediter ranean sea The pilot tried to turn back to Cairo for an emergency landing The radio went dead For 8 hours there was a mysterious silence and then search planes found the crumbled mass of burned out plane and bodies on the del ta of the Nile river Ground rescue parties went im mediately to the scene of the crash GO miles northwest of Cairo and began bringing out the bodies Eighteen of the Americans aboard were passengers Five of the 7 crew members also were Americans Also aboard were several American employes of TWA on their way home Among the for eigners on the passenger list were Egypts No 1 movie actress Ca melia who recently starred with Eric Portman in the film Cairo Road the Indian Maharaja Singh Prithi and several unidentified delegates or officials of the United Nations who were enroute to Lake Success N Y E M Sabin 74 Dies in St Paul Northwood E M Sabin 74 who was formerly mayor of Northwood for 20 years died Wednesday night in St Paul hos pital Funeral services have not been arranged pending the ar rival of his son E M Sabin Jr from Washington D C Mr Sabin was visiting his daughter Mrs E P Freeman in St Paul when he became ill suf fering an attack of hemorrhag ing ulcers Mr Sabin recently retired from the practice of law at Northwood and he and his wife went to St Paul to visit the daughter Born in Nova Scotia Mr Sabin spent his early youth in Hay ward Wis was graduated from the Osh kosh Wis normal school and for a time was principal of a school at Sheboygan Wis Receiving his master of law de gree at George Washington uni versity in 1904 he came to North wood and opened a law office Pie served as Worth county attorney and later was mayor of North wood Constance Sabin the youngest child was graduated from the University of Minnesota served overseas with the American Red Cross iii Pacific and European theaters During the past year she was social director of the high school at Hammond Ind MILWAUKEE DERAILED Castalia empty re frigerator cars of a Milwaukee Road freight train were derailed near here early Thursday when 2 of the railroads freight trains sideswjped No one was injured and an eastbound freight was de layed only 1 hour enroute to Chi cago r Not Enough Other Men To Make Quotas Washington Chairman Vinson of the house armed services committee said Thursday the draft soon will be extended to married men with de pendents Without taking fathers Vinson told reporters draft boards will not be able to meet future calls to increase the size of the armed forces Vinson made the statement just after the house passed a bill pro viding for allotments of from to a month for Gl families This means he said that se lective service now can broaden its calls to include men with chil dren who are within the draft age That is the purpose of the al lotment act to make financial provision for the families of such men Vinson said he planned to ques tion selective service and military heads soon about the present standards for draftees The IQ intelligence require ments now are too high he said It seems that many more men can be inducted if the mental re quirements are lowered That would mean that fewer fathers may have to be called but many of them are going to be drafted regardless of what else happens Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey se lective service director said Wed nesday that nearly 60 per cent of the men now being called in the draft are rejected as unfit for service Hershey complained that the armed services are being too choosey A selective service spokesman said the draft could be extended to men with dependents by a change in regulations made with approval of the president Such a change would not require legisla tion Ask Reversal of Rutledge Conviction Des Moines Iowa su preme court Thursday was asked to reverse the conviction and 70 year murder sentence of Dr Rob ert C Rutledge Jr The attorneys for the 29yeav old St Louis doctor described his conviction of the slaying of By ron C Hattman as unjustified Their appeal brief said the 70 yearsentence was monstrous Hattman a bachelor admirer of Dr Rutledges pretty blond wife was found dead in a Cedar Rap ids hotel room in December 1948 During his trial 6 months later Dr Rutledge claimed he accident ally killed Hattman in selfde fense when he remonstrated with Hattman over Mrs Rutledge Dr Rutledge his attentions to was freed from the Iowa state prison at Fort Mad ison last May 13 on bond pending determination of his ap peal He had served several months of his sentence at the time He was met at the prison gate by his wife Sydney and they went together to Houston Texas home of his parents Dr Rutledges attorneys allege 9 groups of reversible errors oc curred during the trial They as sert the strongest possible ver dict the evidence will support is manslaughter and contend the prosecutor and his assistant were guilty of flagrant misconduct in their arguments to the jury The state has until Nov 1 to make its reply and the case prob ably will be submitted to the high court in December MIDGET British midget submarine XE7 designed to attack enemy shipping in its own harbors cruises in Chesapeake bay where it is engaged in joint operations with the U S Atlantic fleet amphibious force AP Wirephoto RED DRIVE INCHES TOWARD Ko reans 1 moved within a mile and a half of Pohang despite U S air pounding and stiff resistance of ground forces North of Taegu 2 South Koreans blocked enemy ad vance in Uihung area and Americans renewed assault on hill northeast of Waegwan Along Naktong river line 3 U S forces beat off red attempts tq cross the river in Changnyong area and naade gain of mile in vicinity of Changdong in Hyonpung bridgehead West of Haman 4 Yanks retook Battle mountain Johnson Raps Solon Seeking Resignation Washington Johnsor says that from now on anyone who wants him to resign as sec retary of defense should take his complaints to President Truman And that goes for critics of Sec retary of State Acheson as well Johnson told a congressman who had urged him to step out Releasing his reply to the house member Rep Tauriello DN Johnson broadened the audience lor a defense of his stewardship to include many American people who have been misled by misinformation about the de fense department At about the time he was giving newsmen copies of his letter Wed nesday the Veterans of Foreign Wars encampment in Chicago called on Mr Truman to replace both Johnson and Acheson John son a veteran of the 1st world war is a former national com mander of the American Legion That the secretary should de fend his own regime was not un expected He has done so before But he gave added emphasis to his statement by blanketing in Acheson as n target of what he declared are politicallyinspired attacks The state and deiense de partments have frequently been reported at odds on high policy issues President Truman recently told a news conference that both Ache son and Johnson will remain in the cabinet as long as he is in office Farmer Dies When Car Wheel Locks Ayrshire Frederick W Buettner 60 a farmer of near Ayrshire was killed Wednesday night in a traffic accident in which iis car skidded about 190 feet Sheriff Richard O Miller of Palo Alto county said tracks left on the oad indicated that the rear left wheel may have locked and thrown the car out of control Buettners death was the 16th ecorded in Iowa since the start of the statewide drive right safety campaign Aug 22 During the 2 years which are being ised as a basis of comparison in the safety campaign traffic deaths averaged 15 over a like period SAME Black mom in 24 houri Hope To Get Control Bill Onto Floors Washington UR House and senate conferees hoped to reach a compromise on the emergency economic control bill Thursday and rush the measure to the cham ber floors for debate The joint conference is trying to smooth out differences in house and senate versions of legislation to give President Truman broad powers over the nations economy Since only a dozen minor contro versies remained to be settled the conferees thought they could ham mer the measure into final form before nightfall As the compromise now stands it would permit the president to allocate strategic materials requi sition defense plants guarantee defense loans control consumer credit and impose price and wage controls practically at his own dis cretion Elsewhere in congress senate finance com mittee seemed to be nearing a compromise that would kill the campaign for an excess profits tax bill this year Secretary Louis Johnson and Secretary of State Dean Acheson have told congress that top U S officials believe Russia will start World war III whenever she thinks she can win it Their warning was sounded Wednesday during a 3hour re view of the world situation be fore the senate appropriations committee h e v house lobby committee asked the chamber to vote a contempt citation against Joseph P Kamp executive vice chairman of the Constitutional Educational league h e unAmerican activities committee called George Silverman former air force econ omist who has been charged with passing war secrets to a soviet spy ring house passed a resolution to let the government start spending in emergency war funds before con gress appropriates them Cut Chairman Clarence Can non DMo of the house appro priations committee said the bud get bureau should trim federal spending by more than the 000000 ordered by congress Con gress ordered the cut in passing the general appro priations bill house public lands sub committee approved a bill calling for a 5 year program of hard coal stockpiling by the government house approved a compromise bill to give enlisted mens families allowances ranging from to a month The senate is expected to approve it quickly and send the bill to the white house house passed a bill to establish security control of the air in time of national emergency Purpose of the bill is to block a sneak air attack on this country Under the measure no air traffic would be permitted near vital U S Installations Reds Start New Attack in Southwest New General Assault by North Koreans Believed Under Way Tokyo Korean reds threw a major 2division assault against the U S 25th division in extreme South Korea Friday There were fragmentary reports that the reds also were heavily at tacking the U S 2nd division farther north along the Naktong river AP Correspondent Stan Swinton reported from the southern front just west of Masan that the North Korean invaders struck before dawn at 15 points after a heavy preparatory barrage Fighting was raging Friday all along that front in what might be the start of a new general red of fensive Swinton reported The new communist onslaught which had been long expected but had been delayed followed stall ing of red efforts to crack the United Nations defense lines on the northern and eastern fronts Nearly Back to Start The new outbreak came as American and South Korean forces onthe east anchor of the defenses hurled the reds back north of the port of Pohang The enemy had tried for 2 days to crack through to Pohang along the east coast road but General MacArthurs postmidnight sum mary said they had been driven back within 500 yards of their starting point about 4 miles north of Pohang U S troops moved 3 to 4 miles north of the city beyond the spot where an enemy roadblock Thurs day had made it impassable Ar my Photographer Ray Turnbull of Miami Beach Fla reported the road reopened Ifeaccompanied American tanks and infantrymen north of the port city and returned to Taegu main allied bastion west of Pohang later in the day The reds had missed their tar get driv ing the United Nations forces out of Korea It was set by red Pre mier Kim II Sung Kill 500 Reds Deep on the south coast at the other end of the 120mile long battleline South Korean marines reported the capture of large amounts of enemy materiel and the killing of 500 reds in 2 weeks Allied planes continued to ham mer targets with a fury that grad ually was eliminating communist rolling stock industrial plants ammunitiondumps and materiel stockpiles The North Koreans were re ported losing 1000 men a day in the drive on Pohang mounted by 26000 men The air force estimated it killed 1200 North Koreans in strafing and bombing attacks on the front lines at Pohang Seven hundred red dead were counted in one sec tor and 500 more in another Gained Only 4 Blocks Warships and tank guns added heavily to the enemy losses dur ing Thursday when the North Korean drive gained only about 4 blocks on the outskirts of the No 2 southeast Korea port Along other fronts of 1he box shaped defense perimeter there were these developinents Outside of Wagwan 12 miles northwest of Taegu U S 1st cav alry division troops in small num ber missed capturing a 1700foot hill by 200 feet They were re pulsed by a small force of en trenched reds North of Taegu 20000 North Koreans were stalled in a drive on that central front railhead South Korean troops held firm be fore concerted enemy thrusts On the other hand the building of United Nations manpower in creased slowly A small Australian infantry contingent was flown into Japan on its way to Korea Thursday British troops who ar rived Tuesday moved toward the frontlines Units from Thailand and the Philippines were expected in Korea shortly and others from France and Belgium were prom ised soon GOP To Nominate State Lawmaker Charles Floyd Boun ty republican central committee will meet at the assembly room of the courthouse at 8 p m Thurs day to select a nominee for repre sentative to the legislature to re place the late William Kruse An nouncement of the meeting was made by Keith Noah chairman of the county republican central com mittee EAT CORN MONDAY Vfnton Corn on the cob sweetened with butter will be served free here Labor Day Vin ton will hold its annual sweet corn day festival on the holiday Woodford Vinton high school girl will be queen of the event   

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