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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper fac CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THi NEWSPAPER THAT M A KI A L L N H IOWANS NII6HIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVH Press United fttu Full Leuc MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 14 If SI Paper Coulsts el Two One MS Prisoners Seize in Riot WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST Publisher W R Hearst Dies at 88 5 Sons Present at Bedside Beverly HiUs Cal liam Randolph Hearst the pub lisher Tuesday He was 88 The man whose chain of Amer ican newspapers a 1200000000 enterprise at Its peak succumbed in a coma at bis home here He had been in ill health for some time and periodically in re cent years there were reports that he was dying but his native strength repeatedly returned the chief to active direction ef his papers Then Monday Hearst sank Jntq a coma He died at a ml Tuesday Present bed were his 5 sons WipamRandolph Jr publisher ofrtne iTew Jour the San Francisco Call Bultetirr David publisher of the Los Angeles Herald and Express John and Also present were Martin Huberth chairman and Richard E Berlin president of the Hearst corporation Hearst was one of the nations most controversial figures in newspaper editing and publish ing On one hand he was called a yellow and on the other a genius Point of the Mountain Utah inmates of the state prison seized the acting warden and a guard Tuesday in the 3rd outbreak of trouble at the modern prison in 3 months A prison spokesman said 3 segregation prisoners who had at tempted toescape last month held Weston E Haslam acting warden since last Friday and a guarc identified only as Smith The trio demanded to see State Highway Patrol Superintendent Joseph E Dudler who was in charge of theprison after a rio on May 20 The cause of Tuesdays trouble was not immediately known Armed state patrolmen and sheriffs officers hurried to the prison 15 miles south of Salt Lake City The spokesman reported the 3 inmates were Alwin Strauss armed with a knife Wayne John ston and Lee West The trouble was in the west side of the prison A guard in the gun tower in the center of the pounds fired above the heads of Strauss Johnston and West as the disturbance began shortly after 9 a m Officers said the 3 released some other prisoners from their cells The trip insisted upon seeing Dudler alone and unarmed in the prison yard He arrived at the penitentiary at a m The same 3 convicts were in rolved in a disturbance last June They threatened a guard with a knife and fled into the prison uditoriuiri where they were cap tured The bigger May 20 outbreak aw more than 200 inmates mill round break furniture and other quipment and seize 8 hostages The trouble was quelledwithout any escapes or shooting Biggest Arms Bill Passes House COMING TO NORTH IOWA FAIRRoger Ames leads one of the unloading chute on the North Iowa fairgrounds His was bnp of the early loads to arrive as the 4H youngsters began to fill the stalls vntli more than 200 baby beeves entered in the Cerro Gordo show Roger is a son of Mr and airs Lloyd Ames Sheffield North Iowa Fair Opens Mason City Welcomes Fair Fans Mason Citys welcome mat wa out Tuesday asthe North low fairgrounds buzzed with activity in preparation for the grand open ing Tuesday night A capacity crowd was expecl ed to ffll the grandstand to see the initial presentation of the VoorheesFleckles Ice Varieties of 1951 at 8 p m All tickets wer purchased by Mason City business Gruss Certainly it could be said that his newspapers were never dull Hewas a great campaigner for or against causes He fought pub lic utilities battled governments was an uncompromising foe of communism Equally he was a great great champion of Amer icanism he fought for the 8hour day and womens suffrage Executives of the Hearst papers as well as employes knew him as the chief A business man of great stature he was also master of the fabulous San Sim eon ranch in California where he entertained his guests on a scale j of almost undreamed of luxury j Healsd had the famous 67000i acre estate on the Mc Cloud river in northern Califor nia a art collection ion Is Outvoted Washington IP The house Tuesday authorized the larges single military construction pro gram ever presented to congress in war or peace It calls for spend ing The roll call vote was 352 is 5 The major portion of the pro posed work alloted the air force and will be used to strengthen Its bases in this country in the territories and overseas The sum of is ear marked for army construction and for the navyIn addi there is about for joint projects and for con struction of recreational and wel fare facilities at bases The bill simply authorizes the program Actual funds will have to be supplied later The military services are asking to get the work under way This is in addition to the 000000000 military appropriations measure for 1952 passed by the louse last week The house passedthe authoriza ion measure after rejecting an attempt to strike out of the bill ai project for expansion of the Grandview Mo air base in Trumans home county ranch holdings in Mexico maeaThat action came on a voice vote i zine publishing enterprises and Rep Gross RIowa had sought motion picture ventures Asked for License Falls Over Dead Los Atif elcs Brin gold was ordered by a policeman to pull over to the curb The officer H M Goldstein said he saw Bringold go through a red light Monday He asked for the drivers license and Bringold produced it held it out then slumped over dead o knock out the Grandyiew proj ect on the grounds that it was an extravagance He contended the air force could use a nearby field at Sedalia Mo Gross move had held up final action on the legislation PAYS OVERLOAD FINE DCS Moines Warlich Transportation Co of Chicago paid a fine of after one of its trucks was found with a 16 000 pound overload in July O W Price Iowa highway commis sion safety and traffic engineer said Monday Entry Day Model on the midwsr p by Shef field band p Varieties City nieht 1VEDNESDAY Family Day Special admission rates for families Judtinr Pantry stores lex tiles flowers crops vegetables horses and beef cattle p by Clear Lake band car races p by Britt band p Varieties of 1351 on state men and made available to then employes at special prices in an effort to get the fair off to a fas start The nationally famed ice show with its cast of 60 skating stars Tuesday was setting up its specia equipment on the preparing to give North lowans a new sensation in fair entertain ment Setting Up Rides Model Shows Inc was setting up rides and concessions on the midway Commercial exhibitors were adding the finishing touches o booths in the Merchants build ing and Floralhall Gilbert Davissbn general live stock hat the livestock barns were illing up fast Some late entries from the Worth county fair a Northwopd were not expected to arrive until Wednesday The 4H and F F A exhibitors were arriving at the fairgrounds set for the biggestweek of their project activities Registration weighing in and stallassignments were expected to take most of the day Full Projrram Although this jears North Iowa fair isscheduled to run days rather than the traditional 5 days there isnt an open spot on the Hear That Crackle Sound of Growing Corn Recorded Madison WIs men including 3 University of Wis consin experts said Monday they believe theyve heard corn grow A tape recording of corn growth sounds was available to substan tiate the claim of a newspaper man that there was basis to sup port an old saying that its so hot you can almost hear the corn growing If that wasnt corn growing that we heard Id sure like to know what it was Robert S Beeler assistant professor of agri cultural journalism and editor of the college of agricultures farm science reports declared after he witnessed and hearda recording of the stunt When buckjrrtund noises youcould hear lhat frowlnir Verncr S Su associate professor of said The project originated with Herbert Jacobs farm news editor of the CapitalTimes A flat tire on his car on a quiet country road during the night spawned the idea Near a corn field he swore he heard snapping crackling noises Jacobs enlisted expert farm and recording services to experi ment A 100 acre stand of university raised corn was picked for a test In the center of the field equip ment for wind and temperature information was wellas electrical cording devices available power for as re Prof Norman P Neal agron omist and geneticist told Jacobs that corn makes 80 per cent of its growth during the nighttime and will grow as much as two to 5 inches in one night Recording equipment itta s 500 feet into the field near a 100foot tower used in ayricul tural studies Microphones were carried deep Into the rows Wind guages 10 feet high showed no wind speed at corn tassle height when the record ings were made Ground level temperature was 61 degrees Bee ler Neal Jacobs and the others recognized and discounted other noises like a cricket near one microphone a mosquito near an other and a plane overhead as recordings continued Sound tapes were played back at the scene Listeners heard oc casional cracklings they said they identified as the sound of corn growing Under no circumstances was there enough wind to cause rus tling of the cornand there was no weather background noise Prof Suomi said i program Wednesdays activitie beginwith the district 4H an F F A livestock judging contes at 9 a m Judging of flowers crops gar den textiles pantry stores horse and beef cattle exhibits is sched uled for Wednesday afternoon Stock car races will be feature at the afternoon grandstand Sh with the second presentation Ice Varieties of 1951 on the eve ning grandstand program House Urges Release of Oatis New Washington yP The hous Tuesday unanimously advocatet immediate severance of commer cial relations with Czechoslovakia until William N Oatis is freec from a Prague jaiL By a standing vote of 231 to the chamber passed andsent She senate a resolution expressin the sense of congress that sue actionshould be taken It thenordered a rollcall vo1 to confirm the standing count Deleted from the resolution wa an earlier provision advocatiri eventual severance of diplomat ies with Czechoslovakia if OatL isnt freed in 90 days Rep Armstrong sponsored the proposal aimed a breaking off bothcommercial an diplomatic relations told news men he had to modify it becaus T couldnt get support for the en ire proposaL Some members Armstrong saic eared that the original proposal might further jeopardizeOatis ahc ther Americans still in Czecho lovakia Oatis an Associated Press cor espondent was sentenced to H years imprisonment recently on an espionage charge The resolution refers to th sham trial and unjust conviction5 f Oatis and urges the Unitec jtates government to take al wssible action to bring about his elease Armstrong the house londay to get tough with the Czechs said the newspapermai vill die within a few weeks riles released r About The Weather Mason City Mostiy cloudjthrough Wednesday possible thunder showers Tuesday night ending Wednesday morning Low Tues day night 58 High Wednesday 75 owa Mostly cloudy with little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday Occa sional thundershowers through Wednesday Low Tuesday nighl 60 to 70 High Wednesday 75 to 85 except 85 to 90 along the southern of counties Fur therjmllook Partly cloudy and cool Thursday Friday continued cool with local showers begin ning west and central and spreading over most of state by Saturday tinncsota Considerable cloudi ness Local showers OT drizzle Tuesday night and in east and extreme south Wednesday Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 4955 north 5561 south High Wednesday in the rfiiddle except mid near Lake Superior and in the more persistent showers areas GlobeGazette weather data up i 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 77 Minimum 60 At 8 a m 63 Precipitation 11 EAR AGO Maximum 7t Minimum 62 Minnesota Wil I Vote on Truman Washington UR Presiden Truman was informed Tuesdaj that his name will be entered in the Minnesota democratic presi dential primary and was said no to have objected to the move Senator Hubert HHumphrey gave this news to the president a the white house Tuesday morning Humphrey tolda reporter tha MrTruman replied that this was fine and that he would cross th bridge of the presidential question when becomes to if Mr Trumani Humphrey re ported took no exception to th move his name in th Minnesota primary of March 3 1952 The finaPliling date is Feb 15 Humphrey said a prospective candidate must move before this time to disclaim intention to seek office in order to keep off the ballot Mr Truman gave no indication that hewould take such action Humphrey said Benton Challenges Visit by McCarthy Washington Wil iam Benton DConn has chal enged Senator Joseph RMc Carthy RWis to invade Con necticut The people of Connecticut mow right from wrong and they lave strong stomachs said Ben on who will be up for reelection next year Benton recently introduced a esolution calling for a senate in vestigation to see if McCarthy hould be expelledfor his activi ties including his role in last years Maryland senatorial cam jaign SSDROWNEfLAKE Boliano Italy ersons drowned Monday night vhen a crowded excursion bus lunged into an icy Alpine lake Gen Ridgway Offers Compromise on Truce Not Accepted Accept Bid or Fight UN Decision Allies Ready for Enemy Attack By EARNEST HOBERECHT UNAdvance Base Below Kae soog Korea two top United Nations commanders said Tuesday that the communists either can accept based on th e present front or fight it but on the battlefield Gen Matthew Ridgway su preme UN commander said in Tokyo the 38th parallel ceasefire line which the reds demand is in defensible and his soldiers had learned that fact in meeting two enemy offensives can anyone expect us to go back to the same damn line again Ridgway said We do not intend to attempt it Lt Gen James A Van Fleet commanding the 8th army which will engage the communists if the war starts again in full fury sale in a brief dramatic interview al advance base that his are fine and fit and ready for any eventualities In Bad Shape The enemy is in bad shape1 Van Fleet said He is suffering he is hurt and heneeds peace Maybehe commentedthe8th army and the UN air force wil have to oreak the present dead lockin ceasefire negotiations As the UN commanders made their statements the armis tice negotiations atKaesong went their 14th day of deadlock over a ceasefire line The communists spurned a new JN attempt to find a compromise nstead Chief CommunistDele fate Gen Mam H scathingly at acked theallied argument that JN air and naval superiority hould be considered in fixing the line Nam H demanded flatly LT FRANKLIN M KOONS Ready for Second Army Hitch Swea City Lt Franklin M Zip Koons is home this week on preembarkation leave his unit the 194th of the national guard being to sail Aug 20 from New Jersey for Bremerhaven Germany Batteries from Spencer EsthervUle Maple ton Humboldt have been in training at Camp McCoy Wis forthe past year This is Zips second hitch with the army in Europe He received worldwide publicity in August 1942 as one of the lean Hangers taking part in the raid on Dieppe France He was the first American soldier in World waiH to fire on enemy soiL He was thenac corporal Since his discharge following the close ofthe Koons Allies Tell to Settle Say 38th Parallel Hard to Defend By NEWSOlt Tokyo Matthew B Ridgway off ered Tuesday to com promise on a Korean ceasefire line but he flatly a com munist demand withdrawal arenW infleMtteVtht supreme Natiipiia comman der tolcLta pressr Bonier have willingness to make adjustmentsiff7the Tine re quired by topography and the logic of events The UN arid to do everything sible with honor andwitSout ap peasement jto carry negotia tions lor military a conclusion Wont Attempt iT said the UN command had learned through two sad ex periences thatthe38th parallel could tiot defended How could anyone expect us to go Tback to ihe same damn lino again he demanded We do not intencLrto attempt it1 comm unist prewar to insistence that any be along the er has business and his JurieAnder son of EasiJChain Minn and son Mike dunnghis ceasefifegenerally Jilong absence Zip of battlefront 7 Estherviile battery of the 194th The TOT cofnmander national guard unit still hat the armistice line arid buffer tone be fixed along the 38th par allel border between South and Vorth Korea Still Hope There is still hope here that icre will be an armistice It is elt that the communists would ever have asked for a ceasefire unless they knew they were beat i The allied argument for an ar nistice line based on the present ront left room for compromise and it was hoped the communists talk business ButRidgway and Van Fleet madeit plain that 1 The UN command will not etreat to the 38th parallel as the rice of an armistice 2 Their forces Sre prepared to ight the war to a finish if the ommunists want it that way UN troops planes and artillery ashed the enemy throughout uesday as Gen Nam 11 and Ms ellbw communist negotiators re ected every attempt at compro mise Commercial Meat Proauction Up v Moines meat production in Iowa during he first half of 1951 Showed a wo per cent increase over the same period last year the1 Iowa crop and livestock reporting service said expounded his views as the truce jnegotiations in through their 14th straight dead locked meeting over a ceasefire Hne He refused to be drawn into a discussion of the chances for suc Better had their Prbauctionof 185605 000 pounds forces negotiations much last Juneliowever wasva 7 per cent drop from the output during the same month a year ago It was a 4 per cent decline from last May Although combined production of all meat was up two per cent from January through June a breakdown showed that beef pro duction was down 12 per cent veal down 32 per cent and mutton and lamb was down 24 per cent Pork was up 10 per cent cessful conclusion ofthe negotia tions Thats sjpure speculation he said been better position to launch an of fensive when the talks However he interposed We are not accusing them of Tsad iaith There isjnothlngin the agreement which says they cannot rebuild or forces Warns on Parking in Private Drives Police Chief ieo E Allstot Tuesday warned motorists against parking in private driveways near ihe fairgrounds The chief said automobiles which are parked in private drive ways will be tagged He Tirged aroperty owners to report any vio ations Remember Its YOUR fair TopFlight Exhibits and BigTime Entertainment Are Waiting for You North Iowas biggest show is getting under way It will continue through Sun day bringing to Mason City our neighbors from North Iowa and southern Minnesota Mason City is proud to welcome them because Mason City is proud of the North Iowa fair The wholehearted cooperation of the community with the annual agricultural exposition and show is indicated by the merchants taking over the entire grand stand for the opening show Tuesday eve ning and selling the tickets to their em ployes and customers The result was a complete sellout of grandstand seats for the opening show of the Ice Varieties of 1951 Manager M C Lawson assured fairgoers that there were plenty of bleacher seats available for the opening night Tuesday Those wishing grandstand seats for the skating show will still have 5 nights to attend The management booked the ice show for this years fair in an attempt to meet jublic demands for something different The attraction is big time entertainment The stage on the infield has been complete ly removed and refrigeration pipes were laid directlyonthe ground sheet of ice on which the skaters perform This assures perfect vision for the entire audience The far ends of the bleachers also have been swung inward to improve vision there Livestock and other exhibit entries were exceptional the manager reports so there is much to be seen on the grounds in addi tion to the grandstand shows Afternoon shows include stock car races on Wednesday and Sunday The big racers will take over the track on Friday and Joie Chitwood and his famous auto and motor cycle daredevils will be the attraction on Thursday and Saturday The Saturday show includes an old fashioned balloon as cension The Model shows on the midway with good rides and clean shows round out the entertainment features All in all we have the makings of an ex cellent fair Only one thing is needed to in sure its success Thats YOUR SUPPORT That should be forthcoming for the simple reason its YOUR FAIR any more than there isan agree ment against our side doing the same thing The general vdiscussednppssiblfr ceasefire Korea before a secret officialhnap in a briefing room in his headquarJerstin the Dai Ichi building in downtown Tokyo t Ridgway press conf erence that the JIN command was wil ling to and take in fixing the final line so long as it does not mean abandonment of vital point of defense SLtae The line we propose is the line sow generally held by our forces he said It is a military line de void of political implications Ridgway said the UN negotiaU ing team at Kaesong had been pa tient firm and reason able We shall continue to be so long as the negotiations hold out any hope of eventual success he said Fashion Writer Not Impressed by Showing Slips Holland Mich well known fashion writer for a magazine says she has been favorably impressed by everything in America except the bottoms of so many ladies petti coats Ann Kamslra said Monday the most amazing thng about America was the fact that so many womens slips are show ing SAME DATE ;