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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TH1NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICH10RS HOME EDITION MASON DOLLAR DAYS Friday and Saturday VOL LIX Associated Press nnd United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 7 1953 Thli of Two No 251 Biggest N Iowa Fair Opens Tuesday 214000 Refugees Ike Signs Measure Admitting Immigrants WASHINGTON Eisenhower Friday signed legislation to let 214000 refugees from overpopulation and Communist terror find a haven in America The measure was passed in the closing daysof the con gressional session at the ur gent request of the President It will permit the refugees to come to this country over a three year period Congress did not give Mr Eisen hower all he asked in the refugee bill He recommended the admis sion of 240000 aliens over a two year period The bill permits the admission of 90000 escapees and expellees from Communist countries now living in Western Germany West Berlin and the Allied sector of Austria It also allows the entry of another 10000 escapees from be hind the Iron Curtain living in countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization The President said the bill demonstrates again Americas traditional concern for the home less the persecuted and the less fortunate of other lands AP WlrcphoLo PARTS WITH PRISON CAMP Officer Dwight E Coxe of Fres no Calif who was among the first Americans liberated by the Communists tackles his heavy growth of whiskers he acquired while a prisoner At right he grins as he fin gers his handlebar mustache something to show the folks back home Three North Iowa POWs to Be freed Report Says Charles City Sheffield and Waukon Men Some Arrjericans Refuse Freedom FROM THE WIRE SERVICES Three North lowans from Charles City Sheffield and Wau kon are among six lowans now at Kaesong Korea on their way to Panmunjom for release in the of war exchange the Des Moines Tribune reported in a copy righted story Friday The Tribunes correspondent Gordon Gammack said be ob tained the information from Pfc Floyd Stone Calvin ND who has been freed Iowa List The six lowans listed were Pfc Kenneth R Darrow son of Mr and Mrs Delbert D Darrow Charles City Pfc Melvin E Kammrad son of Mr and Mrs Carl L Kammrad Sheffield Pfc Dale L Reeder son of Mrs Vesta Reeder son of Mrs Vesta Reeder Waukon Cpl Billy Clark son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Clark Dallas Pfc George W Havelock son of Mrs Kate Havelock Hiteman Cpl Richard A Holmquist son of Mr and Mrs Carl A Holm quist Boone Freedom Meantime in Freedom Village Korea liberated Americans Friday disclosed for the first time that tome American prisoners of and at least one Briton have swapped freedom for life under Communist rule An Ohio soldier said three Ameri cans in his group went back even as their truck rumbled toward the Panmunjom exchange site Want to Stay Cpl Charles Bryant Jr of Cin cinnati said they apparently wanted to remain with the Reds Many South Koreans also were reported to have chosen to remain in the north some as the result o intense Communist propaganda others because they believed Chi nese warnings they would be killed if they returned Two U S soldiers just releasec from the same North Korean stock jtde said they knew of about seven Americans who had refused repa the victims o relentless Red propaganda lee tures Four other repatriates said a bast three Americans they knew will remain behind o free will DONALD SHERRICK Two lowans Among Those Repatriated By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The first two lowans released by the Communists in the prisoner of war exchange Cpl Robert D Coliett and Cpl Donald V Sher rick live within 40 miles of each other in Northwest Iowa Coliett 25 is the son of Mr and Mrs W A Coliett of Onawa Sher rick 21 is the son ofMr and Mrs George Sherrick of Sioux City Near Border Both had been held in the Pyok tong POW camp near the Manchu rian border along with Cpl Rich ard Morrison of Burlington re leased earlier in the exchange o sick and wounded prisoners Thank heaven Oh thank God said Roberts mother in On awa when told her son was th first prisoner turned over Thurs day night Iowa Thank you for calling she tol the Associated Press who had tele phoned the news We have been watching for his name on tele vision the past two nights Oh thank God hes safe Mrs Colletts next thought wa how the family could get news o Roberts release to his brothe Donald 21 one of five brothers am six sisters Leaves Home Donald had left home Thursda to report back after a leave to th naval base at Long Beach Calii He just recently returned from duty in Korean waters RussianTanks Have Ring Around East German Plants BERLIN army tanks Friday were reported ringing many East German factories to deal with pgssible outbreaks of the rebellious population The report was published in the US State Departmenl newspaper Neue Zeitung as East Germans coming to Wes Berlin for the jacked food handout report ed new sporadic unrestin the Rus sian zone Neue Seitung said the tanks first alled out to quell the June 17 re bellion had been stationed around numerous big East zone fac ories There was no indication lowever that violence had devel oped at any of these potential trou jle spots With the crumbling of their ravel blockade against the food seekers the Communist police meanwhile intensified their confis cation drives to strip thousands of East Germans of the food they collected in West Berlin Reinforced cordons of Commu nist Peoples police surround ng Berlin snatched the foodpar cels on trains and railway sta ions Friday clubwielding police com mandos smashed new riots by 900 Communist storm troopers against American free food stations in ATest Berlin late Friday Scores of rioters were beaten by 400 commandos defending three stations Thirty Redswere jailed A force of 120 police commandos cracked down on the Reds after they had attacked six regular pa trolmen guarding the Reichcnber ger Strasse free food center in Kreuzberg borough in the US sector Two hundred other commando rushed to protect two food distri bution points in the boroughs o Neukoelln and Wedding where CW Communists had gathered menac ingly rAll About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair througfr Saturday with moderate tern peratures Iowa Mostly fair through Satur day Minnesota Fair and cool Friday night Saturday mostly fair GlobeGazette weather data up I 8 a m Friday Maximum 84 Minimum 54 At 8 a m 67 An Editorial This Is Prelude to Greater North Iowa Fair Next Year The greatest North Iowa fair on record in entertain mentand exhibits awaits the appraisal of thousands of visitors next week The management has gone all out to make this years event a worthy climax to a half century of fairs on the old grounds and a fitting prelude to the greatly enlarged North Iowa Fair being envisioned on the new grounds west of the city Nothing has been spared to make this years a true test of just how badly we want that new and bigger fair A larger amount than ever was spent on entertainment A total of is being spent in premiums A larger area Ijhan ever before has entered exhibits Tuesday the gates swing open and on that day and the five succeeding days the decision will be made as to whether we can look forward to moving to the new fair grounds next year This is where youand I come in If our presence swells the attendance above last years record 100000 then we can truly say weve done our part and the management of the fair can move on with their plans for the Greater North Iowa Fair Movi le Co Got Special Tax Handling WASHINGTON W House tax westigalors heard testimony Fri ay that a 21 million dollar tax efuncl claim by Universal Pictures orp got swift outofchiinnels ac on at the urgent request of the ten Secretary of the Treasury ohn W Snyder A Frederick Olsen an officia n the New York office of the In arnal Revenue Bureau testifies lie 1948 incident was the only cas i his experience where stric rcasury review regulations were violated on an excess profits tai ase Million Although the revenue agents as igncd to the case recommendei cfund of almost all the compan isked the sum ultimately allowe vas approximately 3 million do ars some 18 millions less tha Universals claim Olsen and other Revenue Bu officials were witneses be ore a House Ways and Mean subcommittee investigatin barges of undue influence by ligh Treasury officials on ta ases during the Truman adminis ration Snyders intervention in tho eas vas detailed by extracts from th office log former Revenue Bu Counsel Charles Oliphan iVho resigned under fire some tim ago Oliphants log recounted numer ous telephone conversations in 194 withHenry J Merry chairman o he Excess Profits Council of th Treasury which passes on all e cess profits tax refunds and othe officials including Synder him self The gist of the backandfort telephoning was that Snyder wa insistent handling of the case b speeded up Committee Counsel John Tobi old newsmen the company stoo o save considerable money as in crest on the unpaid tax claim b getting the case closed out quickly No Bypassing Chairman Kean RNJ of th Flouse committee said earlier h group means to see to it that n taxpayers bypass Internal Revenu officials and get Treasury help the top level from now on Kean i issued a statement afte testimony Thursday that Snyde took a personal interest in a 1 tax ruling which saved a St Loui corporation some taxes In connection with the Universa Pictures case it has been brough out in prcVious hearings that th company named John Horton il Washington representative in Feb ruary 1950 shortly after his mar riage to Snyders daughter Bot Snyder and Horton said at th time the appointment had no con neclion with the tax matter Snyder now is a Toledo Ohio motor company executive Kean said at Fridays hearin that the Oliphant log disclosin Snyders interest in the Universa case was hard for the commitle to locate until after the electio last November POLE KILLS MAN CLARINDA Clyde Sorenso line crewman for the Iowa Powe and Light Co was killed Thur day near Griswold when the poi on which he was working fell an crushed him SAME IBIack meini trutfta ititk In past hoars WATER FROLICS and div ing is a specialty with these young beauties who will take part in the colorful Water Frolics to be given each night before the grandstand at the North Iowa Fair A cast of 25 expert swimmers will splash to the music of a seven piece orchestra in speciallyconstructed tanks of water in front of the grandstand Fair Program Johnny Denlons Gold Medal Shows on the Midway TUESDAY Entry Day Judging of gladiolus 4II colts by St Ansgar Band Olympia Cir cus by Northwood Band Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers and novelty acts WEDNESDAY Family Day Judging of baby beef beef heifers baked goods pantry stores textiles agriculture prod ucts 4H girls exhibits district junior judging contest by Clear Lake Band Greater Olympia Circus by Forest City Band Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers qnd novelty acts THURSDAY Thrill Day Judging of district 4H beef heifers dairy purebred swine judging ot county 4H sheep dairy market and purebred swine judg ing of open class sheep beef and dairy County 4H giris demon strations by Dows Band of Thrills by Garner Band Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers and novelty acts FRIDAY Childrens Day Judging of openclass swineand dairy County 4H girls demon strations Judging of cut flowers and potted plants by Manly Band at Special Childrens Matinee by Manly Band of Thrills by Franklin Consolidated Band Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers and novelty acts SATURDAY District 4H demonstration con tests FFA livestock judging con test livestock sale o n c e r t by Buffalo Center Band 200 StockCar Races n c c r t by Nora Springs Band a t c r Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers and novelty acts SUNDAY by Rockford Band Sanctioned Big Car Auto Races by Klemmc Band Frolics plus Dorothy Dorben Dancers and novelty acts Six Day Showing Is Scheduled All Space for Exhibits Filled The biggest North Iowa Fair la date will open at the fairgrounds at Mason City Tuesday for a six day run Fair exhibits have been stream ing in at such a rapid pace for the 1953 event that officials wera forced to hang out ft no vacancy sign this week as failground spaca was filled to overflowing Given favorable weather tha record attendance of 100083 for the 1952 fair may again bti shattered according to M C Cap Lawson secretarymanager To keep pace with the expand ing crowds and exhibits the fair board engaged the costliest and what is considered tho best night grandstand show over to ap pear at the fair Wttr Tho Water Frolics of Sam How ard plus the ll Dorothy Dorbcn Dancers head a list of top flight entertainers expected to provide color thrills beauty and comedy for six nights in front of the grandstand Two speciallyconstructed 28 by 60 foot tanks of water will be set up for tho Water Frolics which will include a bathing beauty re vue aqua maniacs high and fancy diving comedy skits and a special white and black light water ballet Leading off the fair Tuesday afternoon will be a per Cormtmcc by the Greater Olympia first circus to appear at a North Jowa Fair Majon City Nlflhf The opening performance of thai night show Tuesday has a houso already in prospect special rates being offered by Ma son City retailers in ccnjuncUOrf with Mason City Night Wednesday will bo Family Day with a special gate admission of one dollar for a whole family en tering at one lime Childrens Day is Friday with all youngsters 15 and under admitted free at tho gate and given special rates for all shows and rules on the Mid way Taking over the afternoon grand stand show on Thursday and Fri day will be the Tournament or Thrills which will bring some the nations most daring1 crash drivers into actual competition in the business of wrecking autos Car Racts Speed will be king for the final two afternoon grandstand shows Scheduled Saturday is the popular 100mile stock car race with 200 laps of gruelling driving in popu larmake automobiles Closing the fair Sunday after noon will be the big carauto races which are IMC sanctioned Several outstandingdrivers including Ma son Citys Leon DeRock and his new Offcnhauscr will bid for the top prize money At each afternoon and evening performance before the grand stand will be concerts by leading North Iowa bands Organizations scheduled to appear arc St Ans gar Norlhwood Clear Lake For est City Dows Garner Manly Franklin Consolidated Buffalo Center Nora Springs Rockford Kleinme A record purse of is oft fcred to the exhibitors this year Girls and boys FFA and 411 ex hibits womens home project booths and livestock and agricul tural entries from a 14county North Iowa area will vie for tha prize money Ohio Officially Member of Union WASHINGTON OW President Eisenhower Friday made it offi cial Ohio is a full fledged mem ber of the union He signed a bill confirming that The State of Ohio is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America and is admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original states The bill became necessary after historians turned up the some what startling fact that Congress never bad formally admitted although it had approved tho states boundaries and constitution The bill established Ohios date of admission as March 1 1803 ;