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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LVI MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1950 uiiJir This Paper Consists of Two Ona No 281 UN Tanks Rout 2 Divisions in orea VISIT FARM MACHINERY crowd vis ited the farm machinery exhibits at the North Iowa fail Friday One of the largest showings of farm machinery t GlobeGazette photo by Sorlien ever staged at the fair is on display this year It covers the entire west end of the fairgrounds Thrill Show Daredevils and Sunshine Bring Crowd to Fair Stock Cars Are Monday Headliners An estimated 8000 persons Jammed the North Iowa fair Sat urday afternoon as papa and the kids took in the sights It was childrens day at the fair and all children under 16 years of age were admitted free At p m 1986 adult admis sions had been paid at the out side gates mostly fathers with their families and the neighbors as well The grandstand was filled for the afternoon show and the bleachers were about half filled Saturday afternoons big grand stand event was the Joie Chitwood Daredevils a show that placed ac cent on precision driving and death defying acts including in tentional crashing of automobiles This hour show which will be repeated Sunday included 27 stunts with both autos and motor cycles involved a top flight at traction having been booked for 17 state fairs this season Vaudeville Changes The final big afternoon evenl of the fair will take place Monday afternoon It will be a 100mile stock car race the 1st event of its kind to be held here All of the autos are 1946 or newer models and a minimum field of 16 driver will begin the grueling test at 2 oclock Most of the top ranking stock car drivers in the nation are expected to be present An entire change of vaudeville is scheduled for the night showing in front of the grandstand Sundaj and Monday Irving Grossman Stars Over U S A has it final showing Saturday night Music Hall is scried uled for the Sunday night open ing This show includes dancing singing and pantomime acts Attendance to grati fy Manager M C Cap Lawson T Daily Program SATURDAY p by Garner band p of square dance contests p Over USA on stage SUNDAY by Mason City municipal band Chitwood Thrill show acts on stage p by Mason City municipal band p Hall Varieties on stage Day a swine auction baby beef auc tion p by Mason City municipal band stock car races p by Mason City municipal band p Hall Varieties on stage and his associates heading up the fair Fridays attendance w a s made up of 5856 paid admissions against 5348 for the 2nd day last year Fete Golden Weddings Childrens day Saturday brought many boys and girls most of them accompanied by parents The chil dren were given a free show be fore the grandstand Saturday morning A total of 226 golden wedding couples were guests at the after noon show Friday They occupied the middle section of the grand stand and were presented by H B Hook who paid tribute tothem as stalwart pioneers of North Iowa Nonp rofesslonals put the punch into a running race pro gram that gave spectators at the North Iowa fair their moneys worth Friday afternoon In fact the crowd passed the hat for an added purse just to see the boys race again Willams Thrown It all happened in the next to the last race Scheduled as a furlong dash the North Iowa fail special turned out to be anything but a running race Hugh Cooling of Dougherty riding Trigger won the race but it was only after 3 of the horses took to the fence and back to the track again after Rambler with Art Williams up jumped the high board fence on the back stretch Williams an old hand at riding was thrown but noi hurt The horse was badly cut Prince with Philip Prestholt Thornton up was 2nd and Duane Coe Mason City riding Babe came in 3rd All Fouled Up Then 2 entries who were not called for the race objected and the crowd voted to pass the hat for another race In the final event of the day the 2 who had been left behind in the preceding race booted their nags home for the top money Ef fie with Tom Schmidt of Nashua up was 1st and Chico with Don Nichols Ionia up was 2nd Trigger with Cooling up got all fouled up in this race cut across the infield pasture and got tangled up in the night show spotlights Duane Coe Mason City again booted Babe across the tape for 3rd money It furnished more ex citement than the entire afternoon program Railroad Fans Die in Crash 8 Killed as Two Trains Hit Headon Milwaukee model rail road fans holiday convention opened tragically Saturday when at least 8 delegates were killed and an estimated 50 injured in a headon crash of 2 interurban trains The collision about 9 miles from downtown Milwaukee was be tween 2 special 2car excursion trains of the Milwaukee Rapid Transit and Speedrail company Delegates to the annual conven tion of the National Model Rail road association had leased them for a sightseeing trip The forward cars of the 2 elec trified trains were smashed to bits as 1 telescoped into the other splitting the sides back like a banana peel The rear coaches of both trains remained on the tracks One of the trains operated by Jay Maeder president of the rail road was returning from its trip to suburban Hales Corners The other was enroute there Both trains were traveling on the same track Truman Reports 3000000 Needed in U S Armed Forces 633 Bonus Checks Have Not Been Cashed Des Moines comp trollers records showed Saturday that 633 of the 229216 World war II bonus checks issued to Iowa veterans have not been cashed Comptroller Ray Johnson said 30 would become invalid if they are not cashed before Oct 1 They were issuer before the end of Sep tember 1949 Holders of invalid checks must takesteps to get them reinstated if they want their bonus money GlobeGazelle photo by Sorlicn USED TO REGAL nothing bashful about Hatsushino white snow The 16yearold Arabion beauty stepped jauntily up to the counter here to see about the chantes of a hotel reservation Manager Ernest Kuhn of Hotel Hanford offered a pen which owner Dick Ryan of Oceanside Cal and his stallion look over The horse was formerly the property of Emperor Hirohito of Japan and is touring the United States Tt is being shown by Ryan at the North Iowa fair An interested spectator here is Col L A Day hotel resident Pair Escapes With Show Cargo Federal fugitive warrants were filed with Nathan Levinson U S commissioner Saturday for the arrest oC Eugene and Robert Ed wards of Chillicothe Mo They are 21 and 23 years old The highway patrol and FBI have been on the lookout for the brothers since Sunday when they fled with a World of Today show truck containing more than worth of equipment au thorities said They were driving 2 of the com panys trucks from Estherville to Mason City to set up at the North Iowa fair authorities said and abandoned 1 of the trucks while fleeing in the other from a point near Forest City Authorities traced the pair to Chillicothe Tuesday but have had no word of them since They had stopped twice enroute to Mason City in an attempt to get I0gal lon gasoline cans it was reported The truck drivers are alloted so much gas for each trip but carry no reserve Charges by the FBI were filed under the Dyer act for transport ing a stolen auto across slate lines Man Wife Confess Thefts Sentenced Emmctsburgr Lewie Stevens and his wife Hettie of Emmets burg who confessed to stealing household goods from Charles A Pringle Emmetsburg farmer were sentenced to a fine of and 5 years in Fort Madison and Rock well City They paid the fine and began serving iriday The pair was apprehended and held at the point of a shotgun by Pringle and his daughter Eunice 20 while Mrs Pvingle went for authorities Dick Miller Palo Alio county sheriff brought the couple to jail where they confessed Sees Victory Tax Increase Bigger Draft Washington Tru man announced Friday night that American fighting strength will be doubled to nearly 3000000 men to meet the threat of communist aggression He said in a report to the nation that red gains in Korea had reached their peak and predicted the invaders would be crushed But that wont end the hard work and sacrifice ahead he warned To meet dangers elsewhere he said the U S will need large forces for a long time Inevitably his words pointed to such congressionallyunpopular things as greater spending higher taxes and larger draft calls Yet the plan for a broader mo bilization announced in a world wide broadcast Friday night drew quick pledges of congressional support The promises piled in from republicans from democrats who back the administration and from democrats who buck it Must Arm Quickly Some like Senator Lodge R saw the plan as helpful in avoiding a world war Some werent sure it goes far enough Senator McClellan DArk said he agrees we need 3000000 men and probably more Mr Truman himself said fur ther increases may be required And to arm ourselves more quickly he said we must step up sharply production of guns tanks planes and other military equip ment increased stockpiles of vital materials expand war production capacity work hard and sacrifice give up many things we enjoy With this program the president coupled a warning toRussia against underestimating American might the way Hitler and the Jap anese generals did We have the ability and resources he said and let no wouldbe aggressors make any mistake about that Struggle With Tyranny There will be no profit for any people who follow the communist dictatorship down its dark and bloody path he said The president spoke from the white house Mainly it was to tell the American people about objec tives and why 5 American divi some 75000 men are fighting in far Korea If aggression were allowed to succeed in Korea Mr Truman ex plained it would be an open in vitation to acts of aggression elsewhere Korea he said is the front line in the struggle between free dom and tyranny The red invasion the president said has reached its peak and we now have a firm base in South Korea with the next job to crush the invaders No General War There was an assurance that the Korean conflict will not flame into a general com munist imperialism pulls in other armies and governments Along with this went a plea to commu nistdominated China to siay out of the Korean scrap and word to the world that America wants only peace for all men Selective Service Director Lewis B Hershey has said a 3000000 man force in his opinion will re quire drafting men with depend ents and veterans of the last war Congress would have to change the draft law to permit drafting of veterans Persons with depend ents could be brought in by changing regulations In Mr Trumans speech Friday is coming next week on homefront emphasis was on American de sires for peace It ran through all these 8 points the president listed to give the world a better under standing of American hopes and purposes We Believe in UN 1 We believe in the United Na tions and never will go back on our pledge to seek world peace and security through it 2 We believe Koreans have a right to free and united 3 We dont want the Korean war to expand into a general one 4 We hope particularly the Chi nese people wont be misled or forced into the Korean war as the only gainer would be red im perialism which already has be gun dismembering China 5 We dont want Formosa or any other part of Asia The mis sion of the U S 7th fleet is to keep Formosa out of the war 6 We believe in freedom for all far eastern nations 7 We do not believe in aggres sive or preventive weapon of dictators not ot free democratic countries We arm only for defense against aggres sion 8 We want peace and we shall achieve it m SOUTH AP Wirephoto ALLIES BLUNT RED DRIVE S troops in Haman area 1 have won back positions they lost in initial phase of massive North Korean assault The U S 2nd division drove back into Yongsan blunting deepest penetra tion of the enemy However the reds were reported to be massing tanks to exploit the dent of nearly 8 miles they still hold in that area North of Taegu 3 Yanks attacked hills near Waegwan and South Koreans were pushing reds back in Uihung sector Allied forces 4 reported they were puisuing reds north of Pohang Billion Tax Increase Bill Going to Conference Washington UR The senates tax increase bill headed for a congressional con ference action after the house gets back for its holi day The senate also is recessed until Tuesday Under an emergency procedure adopted to speed the defense effort the senates tax increase was actually tied to a house bill which would have cut taxes in stead of boosting them Extensive carpentry by a sen atehouse conference committee obviously be required But no house conferees can even be appointed until members return from their labor day recess aweek from Monday The senateapproved bill would take from the pock etbooks of individual tax payers Corporate income taxes would furnish 51500000000 and the rest would come from plugging loop holes in present tax laws Major controversy beforethe senate approved bill late Fri day concerned an excess profits tax on corporations to drain off higher than normal profits The senate shelved the idea after a promise to bring it up early next year By that time according to Sen Walter George chair man of the senate finance com mittee President Truman will be asking for another to tax boost Elsewhere in congress Reaction Congressional re action was generally friendly to President Trumans radiotele vision report to the people last night R e 1 i a b le congressional sources predicted that Mr Tru mans decision to double pre Korean armed services manpower may boost the nations defense budget to this year senate sup porters of tough communist con trol legislation which President Truman has attacked as too strict Mr Trumans new warn ing to world communism would make him more friendly to strin gent measures to deal with com munists on the homefront UnAmerican Rep Francis E Walter said 4 former government officials who this week refused to answer questions of the house unAmerican activi ties committee unquestionably will be charged with contempt of congress They George Silver man wartime force civilian economist and John Abt Nathan Witt and Charles former agriculture department officials FDIC The senate approved legislation increasing from to the maximum savings the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp can insure for each depos itor in a member bank The com promise measure now goes to the house for approval Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy anc little change in temperature Saturday night and Sunday High Sunday about 85 Low Saturday night 55 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with chance of scattered light show ers near the southern border Not much change in tempera ture Low Saturday night 52 to 57 north 55 to 60 south Highs Sunday 85 to 90 west 80 to 85 East Further Partly cloudyMonday and Tuesday with a chance of a few scat tered showers in the southeas third of the state on Monday Not much change in tempera ture Lows Sunday 55 to 6C Highs Monday 82 to 88 Minnesota Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with scattered light showers extreme north no much change in temperature Low Saturday night 4754 north 5460 south high Sunday middle 80s except around 90 near the South Dakota border IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 81 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 64 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 76 52 SAME While truffle death in 24 Allies in Advance on Entire Front U S 25th Division Regains All Ground Lost to Communists By RELMAN MORIN Tokyo remnants of 2 communist divisions fled in rout Sunday as tankled allied nfantrymen attacked at vital joints all along the 120mile Korean front The fleeing reds left 10000 dead and wounded as they i splashed across the Nam river before the attacking U S 25th division iroops in the southwest The 25th regained all its old positions The flight snapped off the southern prong of the wars big gest offensive launched by 120 300 reds now on the battlelines The other prong was blunted by reinforced U S 2nd division in fantrymen who smashed back into flaming Yongsan and retook dom inating hills to the west on the 25th divisions northern flank Reds Still Massing But the reds were reported massing tanks 3 miles west of Yongsan apparently preparing for a new push The veteran 24th division re appearedat the opposite end of the front in a double 4 mile drive north of the port of Pohang Tanks paced the attack against stubborn reds Inother United Nations offens ives South Koreans almost en circled Kigye northwest of Po hang and pushed reds back north of Taegu central UN communi cations center The U S 1st cavalry attacked a key height west of Taegu B29 superforts from Okinawa joined the murderous American air attack in direct support of ground troops The air forces full strength was thrown into the at tack by its far east commander Lt Gen George E Stratemeyer The B29s slammed 200 tons of bombs at 3 main red concentra tion points back of the western Chinju and Ko chang Results were excellent Regain Lost Ground An 8th army communique sum marized the ground situation thus United States forces were hold ing their positions or counterat tacking the enemy Front line reports from Associ ated Press Correspondents Stan Swinton and Bern Price contain ing later information gave this picture of the 2 main sectors in the southwest The U S 25th division regained all the positions it held before the North Koreans struck out of the darkness Thursday night Swinton said the reds left 2500 dead on the field and estimated another 7500 were wounded The reds broke and fled across the Nam river Swinton reported The 8th army said 1 American force still attacking had driven a mile west of Haman recaptured forward bastion guarding the gateway to Pusan Major UN supply base 35 air miles to the east Confused fighting had swirled around Haman earlier in the day Established Solid Line Price in the other main sec tor reported strong U S 2nd division counterattacks appeared to have broken the North Korean smash east of the Naktong river The 2nd with fresh reinforce ments and thundering columns of tanks smashed headon into a North Korean attack Saturday morning and shattered it Its momentum carried the Americans into Yongsan A P Correspondent Don Huth said the town was in flames as the tanks rolled into it They disapepared in clouds of smoke The infantry fol lowed in the dust churned up by tank treads They pushed on un der a blazing sun to storm and take dominating hills west of the smouldering town Reds in Small A 2nd division spokesman told Price late Saturday night the red forces have broken up into small groups Some groups filtered through American lines Others clung to ridge tops The spokesman said 1 red patrol established a road block back of American lines midway between Changnyong and Yongsan Amer icans were dug in for the night in a semicircle west of Yongsan The successful American coun terattacks in the southwest com pletely disrupted the North Ko rean time table Red battle orders called for capture of Masan 8 miles southeast of Haman by Sun day The drive through Yongsan was aimed at cutting the vital Pu sanTaegu highway carrying sup plies to all U N forces in the northwest Saturday night the reds were far from both losing ground Air and Navy Help The sweatsoaked doughboys hit back after taking a terrific   

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