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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIQHiORS HOME EDITiON immi VOL LVH AuocUted fnn Full LMM Gmtt MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9 1950 This Piper Consijts ol Two OM w NEW FAIRGROUNDS of the new North Iowa fairgrounds site is shown in the aerial view above Its purchase was announced at the annual meeting of the fair asso ciation Wednesday The camera is pointed north with highway 18 across the bottom of thepicture The association bought 120 of the 160 acres in the farm owned by Mrs E H Wagner The 40 acres just out of camera range at the right onwhich the buildings are located were not included HANDLE FAIR executive committee of the North Iowa Fair associa tion shown above handles much of the business of the association The entire committee as well as the officers were reelected at the annual meeting Seated left to right are SecretaryTreasurer M C Lawson President Leigh R Curran and Vice President Paul S Pritchard Standing are Douglas G Swale Louis A Moore H BHook Hans Henrik sen Walter B Raer Robert F Furleigh R D Robbins also a not present North Iowa Fair Group Buys New Site West of Mason City The of me s North Iowa Fair association an nounced purchase of a new fair grounds site It islocated a mile west of Mason City on the north side of highway 18 across from the DriveIn theater Paul Pritchard association vice president who reported the pur chase at the annual meeting of the members stressed that the site cannotbe developed for a num ber of years since there is as yet no way to finance necessary buildings If as good a site should appear in the4 future which would be less costly it was pointed out by H B Hook chairman of the site com mittee it is believed that the property purchased from Mrs E H Wagner would always be worth the purchase price The site includes 120 acres in an Lshaped pieceEighty acres front on the northsouth road from highway 18 north The other 40 acres adjoins to the northeast Site Costly Originally it had been hoped to find a tract onhighway 106Hook said but it was found too costly There is no cheap land available anywhere around Mason City he declared The committee decided to find a site however for future use although it was felt that the fair could not be movedfor sev eral years Pritchard also thatit had been decided to move the fail dates away from Labor day be causejhat weekend now was used by both the Iowa and Minnesota state fairs The 1951 fair will start on Aug 15 he said avoiding con flict with school and permitting the junior exhibitors to move livestock from the district fair to the state fair Had 59059 Profit The association showed a net profit of forthe year ending Sept 30 according to the audit report presented by Donald W Lambie certified public ac countant That figure includes net revenue from the fair itself he said The expense of the fair itself not including maintenance and improvements amounted to 95970 for the year Lambie pointed out He complimented SecretaryManager M C Lawson for the improved records which he said now make it possible to segregate he expenses of fair week from other operating ex penses Out of total premiums paid of Lawson reported went to junior exhibitors The junior exhibitors also received part of the remainder he said for premiums they won in the open class showings Recall Improvements The association spent more than for building and grounds improvements during the year the manager noted much of it because of the windstorms on Oct 10 1949 and on Easter Sun day arid May 5 1950 Only part of this expense was paid by in surance New steel bleachers seating 1200 also were purchased during the year it was pointed out by L A Moore of the buildings com mittee Roofs and a showring were added to the hog barns he said Much of the work was be cause of the storms and it is likely that much less will need to be done this year he reported The fair this year had good weather every day except for cool evenings the barns were full and all exhibit space was sold President Leigh R Curran re ported Cars were turned away when parking space was ex hausted We just dont have the room for the kind of fair want he declared the people We have stretched to capacity on the pres ent site Offer Parkins Space North Iowa needs and wantsa fair at Mason Cityrthepresident said If it were abandoned the situation undoubtedly would be the same asat Fort Dodge where a greatrdeal of time and moneyis being spent to try to starta sub stitute The International Ha r v e s t e r companys propertyVsduth of the fairgrounds was offered for park ing space during the fair by CW Smith branch manager Directors reelected included Curran Robert F Furleigh Harlan W Girton Lee P Loomis and Wal ter B Rae Harvey Wood Clear Lake and Charles F Weaver Mason City also were elected to the board The boardreelected the entire executive committee andall of ficers The executive committee includes President Curran Vice President Pritchard Secretary Treasurer Lawson Furleigh Hook Moore Rae R D Robbins Doug las G Swale and Hans Henriksen YOIJNG WOMAN KILLED Battle Creek Eliza beth Schleimer 34 of Danbury Iowa was killed Wednesday in a twocar collision 8 miles south west of here SAME Black fU mum tealk IB M LongWanted Fugitive Admits Car Theft Here A man arrested inIowa City has admitted the theft of the Sherman S Yelland car in Mason CityNov local FBI agent an nounced Thursday He is Sylvester Francis Hoard formerly of Wisconsin who has beenwanted by authorities since 1943 on charges of navy desertion burglaries car thefts and a num ber of other offenses Hoard was arrested in Iowa City by highway patrol men Wednesday aftergiving the slip to police in WaterlooCedar Rap ids and Iowa City the past week Yellands auto was stolen the night of Nov 2 recovered by police in Waterloo the samenight However Hoard escaped ing from the car and running off into the darkness Another car was stolen a short time later by Hoard his confes sionrevealed andhe drove on to Cedar RapidsThere police again spotted him and gave chase He escaped in manner as he did in Waterloo by abandoning the car Admitted Stealing Highway patrolmen finally cap tured him in Iowa City where he admitted stealing 2 cars Chief Harold Wolfe of the Mason City police department is checking withIowa Citypolice on several robberies Hoard may have com Mason City Likewise the local FBI agent is also check ing on him Hoard was wanted by navy offi cials in 1943 for desertion He was not heard of again until 1945 when officers of the law closedin on his house In Wisconsin which was loaded with furs stolen in Iowa an FBI agent said He made his getaway out a back door and his trail was not picked up again until 1947 Disclosed Identity An automobile accident in Cedar Falls disclosed his identity then He had been operating a motor court there under the name of Devine but had been successful in keeping himself unknown to local authorities according to the FBI agent In Cedar Falls his automobile collided with another He told the other driver he would call a wrecker Instead he went back to the motor court scooped up a few personal belongings and1 took off A check on his wrecked auto re vealed that it had been stolen in a Wisconsin town in 1945 After that Hoard kept on the move and although bits of infor mation about his whereabouts were picked up by authorities from time to time he was not positively identified until caught n Iowa City Nab Alleged Check Artist in 55 Minutes It took just 55 minutes for an alert Cerro Gordo county sheriffs force to capture a man accused of passing a bogus check in a Mason City hardware store Wednesday afternoon At p m a younglooking blond fellow had a 565 check cashed at the Boomhower Hard ware store 119 N Federal At p m two deputy sheriffs and several members of the Clear Lake police department arrested him in a Clear Lake restaurant Calls Sheriff M W Boomhower who cashed the check was suspicious of its validity and after the man left the store he immediately notified Sheriff Cal Dwan The suspects description was aired over the police radio and a deputy sheriff on the road at the time saw a answering the description riding in a cab headed for Clear A quick call to the cab company informed the sheriffs office that the cab was going to Clear Lake They then contacted Clear Lake police and together apprehended the fellow in a restaurant there He was brought back to the coun tyjail The check was made out to Ralph Schultz and the name of Herb Schwanke paintcontractor was signed to it The accused gavedeputies his name as Robert Ellen and said he comes from Minneapolis In a check book found onhis person were 6 other checksmade out to Robert Ellen Ralph Schmidt and Ralph Schultz 3 with Herbert Schwankes name signed to them Recovered They were made out for 2 sums totalling Four check blanks had been torn out of the check book The was recovered Ellen had called Schwanke1 Tuesday night and asked him for a job Schwanke told him to come o his place and talk it over Dur ing the interview Ellen was told here was no opening forhim at he time Minnesota criminal apprehen sion officers have been notified of he case and aTce investigating Ellens background He is being held in county jail on charges of forgery Hampton Pair Robbed at Gun Point Thursday Hampton Franklin County Sheriff Lee Lemkeexpected to go to AlbertLea Thursday afternoon to get Walter G Ran som about 25 years old wanted or an armed holdup of two Hamp ton men here at a m Thurs day Ransom admits he escaped from the Texas penitentiary offi cers at Albert Lea said The men held up were Homer atnberson and Arthur Brammer employes of the Maytag company at Hampton who were in the onoco filling station at the junc tion of highways 3 and 65 when a stranger came a fill Wil iam Gunderson night man at the station filled the tank and the man drove off without paying Car Stolen Lamberson and Brammer fol owed the man in their carwith the intention of gettinghis license number Officers here learned ater that the car an Olds 88 was stolen at Osceola where a car with a Texas license was found aban doned The two men pursued the stran jer to the east side of the high school building where the man got out as they drove up The two ound themselves looking into a sawedoff shotgun the man or dering them to throw out your billfolds money and take off Lamberson tossed out a pocket wrench with a leather wrapper which looked like a billfold and Brammer threw down his billfold containing There was also some small change left by the men Takes Car Keys The bandit then left after tak ng the keys to Brammers car The two Hampton men notified he sheriff who called police at Mason City The car was spotted by Mason City officers who pursued it as ar as Northwood from where they called Albert officers Alton Thorstensen and John Veigel of the Albert Lea night quad saw the car coming into own about a m and they arrestedthe driverat the point of guns They found the shotgun in he rear seat of the car The gun was loaded Ransom toldAlbert Lea officers ie had been serving in prisons ince he was 13 years old He was ndefinite as to his age but officers stimate he is between 25 and 30 He indicated he would rather be ried in Minnesota than return to owa Grant China Reds Entry to Talk Formosa Issue Eisenhower Taft Backers in Struggle Trumans Hold on Democrats Weakened by Election Results By LYLE C WELSON Washington UR Ballot box orders for more conservative gov ernment and spending in Washing ton have shaken President Tru mans hold on the democratic par ty They also may have shaken his intention to recall congress before its scheduled Nov 27 return General election returns jolted the democratic left wing and put theadministration on the defens ive from here on to the 1952 pres idential nominating conventions Taft No 1 Senator Robert A Taft Ohio has been voted No 1 contender for the 1952 republican presidential nomination A bitter struggle for republican party control inevitably mustde velop between Tafts backers and supporters of Gen Dwight D Eis enhower Gov Thomas E Dewey N Y who twice challenged Taft for the G 0 P presidential nomination is Ikes chief sponsor for 1952 Balance of power in the battle for control of the republican party apparently lies with SenElect James H Duff of Pennsylvania Duff could not succeed himself as governor there But he hand picked his successor Judge John S Fine and carried him to victory in Tuesdays general election That gave Duff control of the party the state Opposed to Dewey Duff is a Vandenberg man in foreign affairs and profoundlyop posed to Dewey for president or the partys leadership He reluct antly backed Taft in 1948 but only asalastmiriutemaneuver tostop Dewey The 4th big personality in the newborn republican party is Gov Earl Warren of California just elected to a 3rd term He was Deweys1948 running mate Like Duff he has balance of power position between Dewey of New York and Taft of Ohio All democrats did not regret the sharp reverse suffered by Mr Truman and his allies in organ zed labor and other 1 e f twing areas Typical of conservative southern democratic feeling was he statement of Sen Walter F eorge that republican victories would help preservethe rwoparty system George saw other advantages too Will Check Spending The republican gains he said will serve to checkthe un necessary spending by the admin istration It doesnt matter how ligh taxes are raised and how rigid controls are put if we doni stopthe spree of redink spend ing Republicans and democrats alikesearched for issues which persuaded voters to cut the dem ocratic majority in the senate to a mere two and the margin in the louse to only 33 seats APWltephoto PUZZLING LULL MARKS KOREAN was practically no ground fighting in Korea Chinese 184th division was in retreat from the Changjin power dam heretofore oneof the most bit terly defended areas on the North Korean Small gains were reported in northeast Korea and on the east coastr Broken line is the approximate UN battle line Equipment Worker Strike Threatens Phone Disruption New York I O ment workers struck the huge Bell Telephone network from coasttocoast Thursday ina work stoppage that threatened to par alyze a majorlinkin the nations communication system The longthreatened walkout began at dawn on the east coast and spread gradually across the country as the 6a m local time deadline passed Fighting flared in Pittsburgh PROPOSAL VOTED DOWN New Hampton ounty voters turried down a pro iosal to erect a highway naintenance garage at New lampton The vote was 2074 for the project and 2362 against it Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and much colder Thursday night with low 10 to 15 Diminishing winds Thursday night Sunny and cold Friday with high about 25 owa Snow flurries windy and cold Thursday nightand Fri day Much colder Thursday night with low near 10 above extreme northwest 20 extreme southeast High Friday 25 northwest 30 southeast Gusty northwesterly winds diminish ing Thursday night and Friday Further outlook Clearing and slowly rising temperatures Sat urday and Sunday Snow north snow flurries south portion Thursday night Much colder Low Thurs day night zero to 10 above northwest to near15 southeast Strong north and northwest winds diminishing slowly Fri day Snow flurries and cold Friday High Frfday 20 north west 25 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 38 Minimum 24 At 8 a m 24 Precipitation 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 33 where two offduty armed but in clashed with pickets Other police jroke up the fight and the two satrolmen were charged with dis orderly conduct and suspended The clash ensued after the offi cers approached the picket line and began arguing The 33000 strikers are members of the C I O communications Corkers union Some 16000are employed by Western Electric company manufacturing and in stalling arm of the American Tel ephone and Telegraph company A wage dispute touched off the walkout after the union rejected a proposed wage increase of 10 to 11J cents an hour The union asked a substantial boost The remaining strikers are em ployed by the Michigan Bell Tele phone company involved in a separate wage dispute with the company Coast to Coast Within 5 minutes after the walk out the strikers stationed picket lines around exchanges from coast to designed to keep nearly 300000 fellow union members including operators away from their jobs Following instructions f ro m their union most of the nonstrik ing employes refused to pass through the lines The strike hit 1st at the key American Telephone and Tele graph building in New York City A handful of employes braved the picket linesbut there were others including a unionestimated 2700 long distance operators who re fused to pass through The build ing handles an average of 73000 long distance calls daily A West ern Electric spokesman said there were no reports of impaired serv ice Pickets also ringed exchanges in Philadelphia Detroit Washing ton Chicago Des Moines Kansas City and on the west coast In Little Rock Ark Southwest ern Bell obtained an injunction which forced removal of pickets from the exchange building there Des Moines Affected by CWA Layoff Des Moines strike of telephone equipment w o r ke r s spread to Iowa Thursday but Des Moineswas the only point imme diately affected i Five members of the Communi cations Workers of America un on C I O C W A were on duty at 6 a m and Northwestern Bell officials said only about 250 of approximately 850 telephone operators installers un ion workers crossed picket lines Supervisors and other manage ment workers reported for work as usual Northwestern Bell of ficialssaid and company work was being handled on an emer gency basis Emergency Only Only emergency long distance calls fromDesMoines were being handled Supervisory employes were working many of the posi tions on the toll boards Both companyand union spokes men said Des jyioines was the only point where picket lines were in effect CT OC W A has about 20 equipment workers in Des Moines and the remainder in Iowa were scattered in small crews of 2 or 3 men each at points where Western Electric equipment installations were being made John H Wilson district man ager of Northwestern Bell said that of 166 experienced long dis tance operators due to report Thursday 32 were on hand Recorded Voice Answers Calls to the regular long dis tance number were being an swered by a recorded voice which gave a different number to call in case of an emergency Diplomatic Front Takes Spotlight Headquarters Says 60000 Chinese in Far North Korea W The state department announced ThuiwUy it has ordered is sued to 9 ChineM cmnnwnlsts are cominr to the United Nations to the issue The U S Czechoslovakia was directed issue the visas which ate in ef fect entry penults Members of the croup will be required remain in the New York area during their stay The China red retime was in vited by the TIN security coun cil to send representatives to discuss the Chinese communist charge that toe United had committed armed invasion of Formosa L A department ment said that in view of the se curity councils invitation the United States was obligated to permit the group to enter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A puzzling lull marked the rean war Thursday The diplomatic front had taken the spotlight Communist China was asked by the United Nations security council to answer of throwing tens of thousands of red troops into the twilight of the campaign Many More Available The charges by UN Com mander General MacArthur wert followed up Thursday a terandverse appraisal by his Tokyo 60000 Chinese in far north Korea and as many available immediately in Man churia j Hence the lull twasnt due to red inability to keep up the pres sure that last week forced hasty UN withdrawals in northwest Korea The Chinesethemselves having pulled back this week seemed to be awaiting further orders Allied ground forces moved cautiously ahead for short dis aiices consolidations started gradually 4 days ago Up until late Thursday the only note worthy development was a strike by carrierbased divebombers on two railroad bridges across the Yalu river boundary between Manchuria and northwest Korea City Destroyed The said its sky raiders whammed the ff at bombrubbled with 1000 and 2000 pound bombs Sinuiju a city of about iOOdpO was reported 90 per cent destroyed in Wednesdays heavy B29 raid U S navyPanther jetfighters flying cover for the bombers warded off 4 Russianmade MIG 15 jet fighters and shot down one in historys 2nd death fight be tween jets The 1st was Wednes day when U SF80 Shooting Stars downed one MIG15 and damaged another Final Unofficial Election Results They also were withdrawn in Memphis for an unexplained reason Operation Slowed Service in manuallyoperated exchanges was slowed in many areas In New Jersey most man uallyoperated calls were1 being restricted to emergencies only Company officials manned the long distance boards in Minne apolis after all except a sprinkling of workers refused to cross picket lines In that city and in neigh oring St Paul the company used recordings to announce to its sub The Mason City office of the Northwestern Bell Telephone com pany w as operating as usual Thursday A few towns in which the strike is in effect were not accepting long distance calls except on an emer gency basis Toll calls were be ing accepted inMason City Chester Code president of the local union was reported in Min neapolis Thursday and could not be reached for a statement scribers that emergency calls only could be handled Some long distance service was on an emergency basis in St Louis and Kansas City As the walkout reached the west coast Seattles 200 striking equip ment workers also began picket ing The city has 7000 other C W A members who had been in structed to respect the picket lines Des Moines unoffi cial Iowa election 469892 Loveland 382516 Governor Beardsley 503397 Gillette 345883 Lieutenant 471394 Christofferseni327626 Secretary of state 473032 Kelleher 321395 Auditor Akers 483173 Little 310967 459614 Wegman tk i of agriculturerSpry 460857 McLean 322415 V Attorney 489 118 Fleck 318118 of public in 460758 Hart nett 333308 Commerce commissioners two 453281 Richard son 451047 Olsen 315799 Ryan 310062 Supreme courtjustices 3 elect Thompson 457335 Messer 311280 Ryan 303614 Siegers 291984 Constitutional convention endum 1337 130 722 no 177567 Second district TalJe 79156 Kean 54850 Third district 73208 Babcock 39362 Fourth Corapte 51 928 Carter 38938 Fifth 57 307 Holliday 43121 Sixth 5C767 OReilly 30701   

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