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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1947, Mason City, Iowa h NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i AaCn I VES BES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iiiiiir VOL LDI Pro United Pita Full Leutd a Cowl MASON CnT IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 25 1947 Tbli fmytt Conjlstj o Two One No 871 RUSH WORK FOR NORTH IOWA FAIR One Mans Opinion A Eadio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE Hmiu City BonSlI WIAJ Qntoey Tutrtay m WC1 a rtSUX City Thnridaj t How Valuable Is Our Stake In Britain THE topic of my visit with you this week was suggested to rne by a letter that reached me the other day from one of my most beloved and respected teachers of university days I dip into it for this excerpt I have long been convinced that the United States must help Europe with special emphasis on England Unless England is able to set on her feet I fear that the cause of democracy andfree enterprise may be lost and Russia will take over This letter reached me right at the time a delegation from the British labor government was in exploring the possi bilities of modifying the terms of our 3 billion 750 million dol lar loan extended to Britain by congressional action a year and a half ago BRITAINS immediate concern of course stems from the fact that this sizable loan which was to have tided her through until June 30 of next year is now at the point of exhaustion One year ahead of that date the huge credit had been whittled down to million and in July there was a further drain of million The net of the situation is that as matters now stand and in spite of anything that can be done about it the last dollar loaned to Britain under that 3 billion dollar grant will have been used up by Oc tober of this year FACED with this crisis which is than embarrassing the Attlee government has moved in 2 general directions 1 It has sought and received authority to repose even greater powers in its own hands over the daily life and being of the people of Britain 2 It has intensified the aus terity program to an even greater extent than prevailed during the war SOME idea of what this latter means in terms of daily menu for the English people can be had by taking a look at these new dietary restraints Meat portions are to be cut to less than the pound a week fresh and canned that Britons have been getting The bacon ration of 2 ounces a week already down to half the wartime allowance is to be reduced still further Powdered eggs bought mainly with scarce U S dollars are to be eliminated with 1 egg in the shell a those lucky enough to get it Milk except for children and the sick is likely to be unobtain able above the basic ration of 3 pints of homeproduced fresh milk a week Imports of powdered milk from America are to be cut sharply The tea allowance of2 ounces a week may be left untouched since Britain gets tea without dollars But the sugar ration of 10 ounces a week to sweeten the tea may be cut back to the war time level of 8 ounces Cheese rations now only 2 ounces a week may be sliced still thinner except for manual labor ers Bread rations equivalent to 4 1pound loaves a week may not be reduced but there will be less butter margarine and preservas to spread on it Cakes baked at home will be come a rarity because of the cuts in milk imports and other baking ingredients Canned foods imoorted from the U S and paid for with U S dollars will vanish from the store shelves Like steps are being taken to cut down on gasoline smoking moving pictures vacations and other items which in the past have tended to put a little cheer into the Britons otherwise drab life BUT all of these are mere stop gap measures inconsequential in comparison with the overall problem facing Britain The cen tral problem facing that little island is that her people are not producing enough to support themselves In no area is this more true than in coal mining This is re flected in the fact that American colliers have had to bring sup plies into the very heart of Britains coalproducing territory Its true that manufacturing plants in numerous lines are run down and out of date that many industries are still suffering from bombing and that man power is CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Iowa Heat Wave Broken as Cold Air Moves In REPORT HEAVY RAIN IN SOME PARTS OF STATE Heaviest Rainfall Is Reported at Winterset Where 341 Inches Fell By THE UNITED PRESS Iowas 5week long drought was broken Monday and the welcome weekend showers which mea sured up to 3 inches in some sec tions was expected to halt furth er deterioration in the states corn crop Rain was reported earlier Mon day in some sections of the state but the weather bureau said the general rains were over and that it would be clearing and cooler in the state Monday night Local thundershowers are forecast near the Missouri river by Tuesday and skies are expected to be over cast throughout the state during the next 24 hours The heaviest rainfall was re ported at Winterset where 341 inches fell Sunday during a heavy rain and windstorm Leslie Carl director of the Iowa crop and livestock reporting serv ice said the rain while it will not increase production would prevent a further reduction in Iowas corn crop The latest crop estimate placed the corn crop at the lowest mark in 11 years There wasnt enough rain in some sections of the state to do much good Carl said But in the areas where soaking showers fell the needed moisture will pre vent further deterioration of the crop It will just make the dif ference of an additional loss of 3 to 5 bushels per acre which would have happened had no rain fell Carl said the hardnit south eastern area received very little rain and that a big section of the cornbelt from Potlawattamie coun ty diagonally northeastward through Hamilton and Webster counties received only light rains Clyde Spry assistant secretary of agriculture said the rains not only were beneficial to corn but to the1 grass crops as well The corn crop has been made as far as production is concerned but the rains will help prevent a further reduction in yield and Will the quality of the corn Spry said The mercury reached an of ficial high of 103 at Burlington Sunday but the mass of coolair which brought the rain dropped temperatures sharply and the low Sunday night was 62 at Burling ton and Estherville TheWeather bureau promised continued cool weather for the next 24 hours with highs of SO to 85 expected Tuesday and cool readings of 52 to 60 Monday night Heavy rainfall was reported at Tracy where 225 inches fell and at Clarinda where 158 inches fell during the night Other stations reporting more than one inch in cluded Clarence 116 Creston 115 Lamoni 108 Marshalltown 106 Knoxville 101 Van Meter 108 Des Moines received 97 of an inch and the mercury fell 10 de grees in less Uian an hour Other reports of precipitation which varied from traces to soak ing showers included Alta 12 Cherokee 14 Estherville 06 Ft DodgCj 09 Onawa 40 Sioux City 17 Ames 40 Atlantic 83 Council Bluffs 60 Dubuque 38 Iowa Falls 36 Waterloo 10 Albia 62 Burlington 41 Daven port 28 Iowa City 26 Oska loosa 82 Mason City had a high of 90 for Sundayand then the mercury dropped to 65 during the night A trace of rain also was reported General showers were reported at Spirit Lake and a driving rain was reported there early Monday More than threequarters of an inch fell at Hamburg where an electrical storm disrupted tele phone service Monday Two barns were destroyed by lightning in the Clarence area during the rain storm Reflecting the improved weath er all corn futures prices dropped the 8cenilimit on the Chicago board of trade Monday after days of almost continuousincreases For a time September corn which hit an alltime high of on Saturday was selling for a bushel A minor hurricane hit Galves ton Texas Sunday rocking the island city with winds up to 75 miles per hour The storm had been expected to cause heavy damage but most of its strength was dissipated as it hovered off the coast for about 24 hours One man was electrocuted when he attempted to move a live wire with a wet stick and one ITLL BE BUSIER view at the North Iowa fairgrounds was taken from the top of the permanent silo at the west end of the midway It shows workmen about to raise a tent for one of the machinery displays at this years fair In a few days the midway will be filled by the William H Collins carnival with its 4 electric towers and twin ferris wheels jutting skyward and the crowds below listening to the cries of the sideshow barkers and concessionaires MORE SEATS BETTER going to be 1500 extra bleacher seats for this years North Iowa fair when the National Speedways auto races start roaring around the track on opening day Thursday As the pic ture shows the fence at the west end of the bleachers also GlobeGazette Photos is being moved back to give an unobstructed view of the turn SecretaryManager M C Lawson is atop the ladder at the far end of the chalkline being strung to show the workmen where the new fence will stand fishing boat enroute to Galveston bay still was unreported Monday Damage to the city was confined to broken windows and damaged roofs on some houses The hottest cities in the nation Sunday were St Louis Mo Bur lington Iowa and Rockford and Quincy HI all with 103 Yutna and Phoenix Ariz reported tem peratures of 102 It was 100 de grees at Chicago 99 at Des Moines Iowa 98 at Milwaukee Wis and at Grand Rapids Mich 96 at Boston 93 at Philadelphia 92 at New York and 90 at Wash ington D C By way of contrast at Chey enne Wyo where temperatures rose into the 80s Saturday the high Sunday was a cool 58 A torrential downpour fell on Chicagos south side Sunday ty ing up traffic when water col lected in underpasses and highway tunnels Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night and Tues day Possible showers Tuesday Low Monday night 55 high Tuesday 85 to 88 Iowa Clearing and cooler Mon day night Tuesday partly cloudy with local thunder show ers near the Missouri river by afternoon or night Low Mon day night 52 to 56 north and 56 to 60 south High Tuesday near 80 north and 85 south Minnesota Fair Monday night cooler central and south por tions Tuesday fair Slightly warmer in extreme west IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 90 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Monday 65 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO x Maximum 75 Minimum 46 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 96 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Sunday 79 Precipitation 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 56 North Iowa Fair Program THURSDAY Womens home project Mrs Margaret Pratt judge Girls 4H booths Mrs Margaret Pratt Textiles Mrs A J Marken horticulture L C Grove Education Helen Fullerwm Products H Collins Shows on Midway Rabbits and poultry W K Whitfield Honey and bees F B Paddock Grains E S Dyas 4H dairy cattle Paul Brascb 4H swine and sheep Carroll Plager Rockford high school band races high school band on midway City municipal band concert Lynch Death Dodgers DAY Pantry stores Mrs A J Marken Girls county 4H club demonstrations Mrs Margaret Pratt County 4H baby beeves M Fabricius County 4H beef heifers M Fabricius District dairy cattle Paul Brasch District beef heifers M Fabricius High school band on midway City municipal band concert Lynch Death Dodgers and acts Golden wedding couples day high school band concert revue Cameos of 1947 featuring Lottie Mayers Dis appearing Water Ballet SATURDAY 4H district demonstrations Mrs Margaret Pratt Open class beef cattle M Fabricius Open class dairy cattle Paul Brasch District hogs and sheep Carroll Plager Open class hogs and sheep Carroll Plager 4H colts and saddle horses M Fabricius and breads Mrs A 3Marken of Cerro Gordo county 4H officers high school band concert on midway City municipal band concert races and acts Boys 4H county demonstrations Clifford E Cairnes high school band concert revue SUNDAY Lake high school band on midway City municipal band concert Livestock parade races of Commerce mens glee club Lake high school band concert revue DAY district demonstration teams Cliff Cairnes District judging contest livestock auction Lambs Pigs Baby beeves City municipal band concert Miller rodeo City municipal band concert Miller rodeo FORD INCREASES PRICES ON CARS Last xf Industrys Big 3 to Hike Cost Detroit Ford Motor company which 7 months ago startled the automotive world by cutting its list prices Monday was the last of the motor car indus trys big 3 to announce price rises ranging from to on most of its passenger car and truck models The price boost averaging 42 per cent followed similar moves by Chrysler and General Motors corporations and such smaller producers as KaiserFrazer Nash Hudson and Packard President Henry Ford II said that price reductions from to on passenger cars last Jan 15 had the effectof retarding the upward movement of prices but since then slowly but steadily the cost of things we buy to make our product has risen Ford also mentioned that wages and salaries had been increased Thecompany signed an agreement last week with the CIO United Auto Workers giving 107000 pro duction workers their choice of a pension plan and 7 cents an hour wage increase or a straight 15 cent hourly raise List price increase on passenger vehicles range from for the 6 cylinder tudor and fordor Super DeLuxe models to for the 6 cylinder DeLuxe coupe while truck prices have been in creased from to Navys Skystreak Is Ready for Record Try Muroc Field Cal navys bright red jetpropellecV Skystreak was warmed up Mon day for a try at its own world speed record of 6407 miles an hour Marine Major Marion Carl was given the honor of roaring the plane over a three kilometer course in four passes two in each direction to nullify wind effects Felt is made from wool wool and hair or hair without weaving by rolling beating and pressure Iowa Traffic Death Toll Soars to 325 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1947 traffic death toll stood Monday at 325 only 2 be hind the cumulative total a year ago Monday There were 20 deaths in the week ended last Saturday This was the worst week of the year for highway fatalities Only 13 died in the corresponding week a year ago The toll continued to mount Sunday Steve Pappaducas 56 Ottumwa was killed Sunday night when his station wagon type delivery car overturned on Highway 163 south east of Monroe Eight other per sons in the car escaped serious in jury At Marshalltown Frederick Schultz 18 Rhodes died in a hos pital of injuries suffered in a Sunday afternoon accident when a pickup truck he was driving overturned William Upmeyer 66 of 1012 W Division street Clear Lake died at a Mason City hospital Sat urday evening from injuries re ceived when struck by a car driv en by Calvin Johnson 300 S Elm street Clear Lake Upmeyer was crossing N 1st street near the in tersection of West State at Clear Lake at the time of the accident Upmeyer was unmarried and had been a farmer until about 3 years ago when he moved to Clear Lake He is survived by 2 broth ers Ralph and Arthur Upmeyer Garner and 2 sisters Mrs Wil liam Brouwer Garner and Mrs Charles Strate Nora Springs Funeral services will be held at Wards funeral home in Clear Lake Tuesday at 1 oclock and al the Zion Reformed church in Gar ner at 2 The Rev R D Stubbe Garner will conduct the services and burial will be in Ell township cemetery near Garner Mrs Don G Fyfe 69 of Phila delphia died Monday at a Council Bluffs hospital of injuries suffered last Friday when the car in which she was riding with her husband missed a turn near Woodbine leaped an embankment and landed on the edge of the Boyer river Eleven persons remained in hos pitals in Fort Madison and Keo kuk Monday with injuries suf fered Saturday night in a headon auto collision 2 miles east of Niota 111 which claimed 3 lives Louis Anderson 20 of Lomax 111driver of one of the cars was killed outright Letha Jane Tan ner 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs Silvian Tanner of Fort Madison died at a hospital here shortly aft er the accident and her brother Maxie 7 died Sunday morning SAME Black mtani death la past 14 Insjde For TRUMAN HANNEGAN Will Meet to Discuss New Demo Party Leader See page 2 Mobile FiehTLab Will Inspect Canning Crops See page 3 Giants Set National League Homer Mark See page 19 Plenty of 7 Come 11 Flint Mich King thinks his new son should be lucky Little David King was born at 17 minutes after 11 in hospital room 711 on the 7th day of the 7th month of 1947 He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces OPEN GATES ON THURSDAY FOR 5DAY AFFAIR Improve Race Track Seating to Accommodate 1500 More in Bleachers Its North Iowa fair week Throughout the 13 counties in the district 4H baby beeves and market pigs were getting special care Monday as last minute con ditioning got under way Youngsters checked their pip giebanks to measure chances of seeing all of the many attractions advertised Mothers dusted olf jars of pickles vegetables and preserves each time they visited the fruit cellar and checked again to decide just which jars to put on display Fathers curried the dairy cattle and covered them to smooth down the hair on the show stock Everyone was getting ready for the fair which starts Thursday for a 5day run At the fairgrounds in Mason City too there was activity Last minute improvements in the race track seating was being made to accommodate the capacity crowd which always comes to see the auto races scheduled this year for the opening show Thursday after noon and a 2nd showing Saturday afternoon The bleacher seating has been increased by 1500 and fences and seats moved so as to give full view of both turns from any seat Exhibitors were moving in al ready A huge tent covered the display of a machinery manufac turer In the west end of the mid way and behind the west bleach ers concessionaires were putting The Fair Fare Outside cents Chil dren of 12 and under free Chil dren 15 and under free on Fri day afternoon Childrens day Parking inside cents Grandstand ers 50 cents grandstand 75 cents box seatsi Sunday aft ernoon horse races box scats All box seats reserved and on sale now at Cerro Gordp hotel Reservations taken until noon for afternoon performances and until 6 p m for evening shows up their stalls Decorators were busy in the Merchants and Floral halls getting booths into shape every one of them rented before July 1 Finishing touches were being made on the new judging ring with a shining white board fence around it Horse cattle and swine barns already had been cleaned up and sprayed with DDT to rid them of flies and give maximum comfort for the livestock moving in Wednesday and Thursday Improvements also have been made in parkins facilities with the field west of the barns leveled so all of it can be used and the overflow shifted to a field beyond it to the northwest There will be no parking in the infield this year both underpasses having been filled rather than keep the water pumped out Space for the midway has been cleared this year from the Fed eral avenue gate to the grandstand entrance and the William T Col lins carnival is bringing in at least 45 concessions and 10 rides Four electric towers will loom above 3 blocks of midway shows The most diversified program the fair has ever That was the sendoff given the enter tainment by M C Lawson sec retarymanager of the North Iowa fair Starting Thursday afternoon with the auto races under the auspices of the National Speed ways and headlining such fam ous stars of the dirt track as Emery Collins and Deb Snyder the fair is expected to set an at tendance mark the first day The evening show will be Jimmy Lynch and His Death Dodgers driving through wooden barricades jumping over groups of parked cars rolling over and other feats of daredevil driving They will give a repeat perform ance Friday afternoon with spe cial daytime stunts The Cameos of 1947 eve ning stage attraction on Friday Saturday and Sunday will fea ture the 16 Ainsworth dancers and Lottie Mayers Disappearing Water Ballet It also will in clude a number of top vaude ville acts Saturday afternoon will be the final auto race bill and Sunday the harness horses will take over the track Large purses have at tracted some very fine horse en tries Lawson said Sunday evenings show in ad dition to the Cameos of 1947 will feature the Mason City Chamber of Commerce mens chorus in a half hour program ;