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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME POL m THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAHS NEIGHBORS Associated and United Fres Full Leased Wire Five Ceats a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 27 1946 vr B m m W rfk W STRdNGATTACK Monarch of Hoboes Skeets Simmons of Detroit Mich and Pol ON RED POLICY RECORD CROWD EXPECTED AT a record entry list m the National Speedways auto races at the North Iowa fair Saturday and Monday officials Tuesday were looking over attendance records and freely predicting that only poor weather could prevent smashing of those records Friday evenings opening of 3 evening perform ances of the Frolics of 1346 harness races Sunday the horse show Monday evening and Clyde L Millers rodeo both afternoon and evening on Tuesday together with the auto races are expected to add up to an alltime high at tendance mark for the 5day event Fair officials are look ing far beyond such prewar crowds as shown above 5Day Event Includes Auto Races Rodeo Engines roared on big red trucks Tuesday as the Gem City Shows pulled into the North Iowa fangrounds and began setting up on the midway Hammers pounded and canvas rustled in the wind as booths and the grandstand roof were hurried into place Brushes slapped on final touches of new paint and sprays swished flydiscouraging DDT onto buildingwalls and un derpasses People hurried here apd there as the fairgrounds came to life again after comparative quiet for many months The prewar fair is back again but cut from a bigger and more colorful pattern than ever It calls for 5 days of topnotch entertain ment Starting Friday evening for a 3day run the Frolics of 1946 will give an evening performance each day starting at The cast includes 16 girls in the line be sides the singing and dancing acts There is also a vaudeville bill of 5 specialty cast in addition The National Speedways auto races will be Saturday and Mon day afternoons with harness races taking over the track1 on Sunday Monday evening will bo the stock show and a horse show of 8 events Clyde t Millers rodeo is sched uled for Tuesday afternoon and Ihe finale in the evening Mason City schools will get off to a day late start on Wednesday this year because of the extra day of fair on Tuesday The arrival of the midway show Monday afternoon seemed to be a signal at which suppressed excite ment broke loose Voices seemed to rise unashamedly for the first time Thats the lastlooth in Floral hall announced Secretary Harold S Palmer as the association presi dent Leigh Curran reported that he had sold another by telephone Howabout those exhibits ot old cars questioned Miss Grace Curran the secretarys secretary We may have to move them if we rentany morebooths in the Merchants building he replied The City auto dealers have taken the whole center for their 1946 auto show How about the farm imple ments asked Curran Well there wont be a full line of machinery thats sure because the dealers dont have it but prac tically every dealer in Mason City and Clear Lake will have some thing here 1 notice that Des Moines food concession came after all re marked the president Yes he makes the 6th and all of them look like good ones The horse races are filled continued he secretary They ought to be the best weve ever had according to Lane Col J B Lane is snperlniendcnt of the department There are 2 stables coming here direct from Santa Anita on their way east And did you hear Gay lord White said about his auto races He says Theyll sure be tough to follow next year He would think of that Bat H really was a break for us that the Minnesota slate fair canceled on Labor day Now all those drivers will be here too I wish we had more beef cattle entries worried the fairs pro fessional worrier the secretary There are plenty Beside therell be about a hundred head of dairy cattle And the 4H show is certainly big enough Marion says therell be 175 head Marion Iowa Fair Set for North Iowa Fair Program Show Day No admission at outside gate n City shows on rides 8 shows 40 concessions p of county and district girls 4H and womens home project booths p judging contest County boys demonstration contest p by Britt high school band p revue Frolics of 1946 16 girls in line the Hanrie ford Family Nick Cravat and Company Tsi and Somay Rozanos trio Larry Griswold SATURDAY Outside gate admission 25 cents 1st Auto Racing Day 4H Holds Calves for Pair Sale Despite a record high price of a hundred on choice cattle in Chicago for 3 straight days and a bid by 2 Iowa packing plants of 52375 a hundred for immediate delivery of Cerro Gordo countys 4H club calves the club members stood pat almost unanimously Tuesday on their decision to show at the North Iowa fair OPA ceilings go back on live stock Thursday The 4H club sale after ou p m uj laical ijdiie Dana p revue Frolics of 1946 and acts SUNDAY Horse Racing Day Gem City Shows on midway p by Milwaukee Service Club band 200 p races and acts p by Milwaukee Service Club band revue Frolics of 1946 and acts 0nn r T Sm khcnYs Kudwav stock Thursday The 4H ci yuu a begins for pantry stores textiles educationhor JSjthe following Tuesday o i ticulture agriculture county dairy heifers noon at The 6PA J3 i ss s sftsftsr a ssv 150 head in the show and sale His statement followed a meet ing of 4H club members and par ents Monday everiing at which the problem was discussed thoroughly and the decision was taken by show of hands that the club mem bers would take their chances oj bidding by North Iowa business men and packers next Tuesday Theyve taken care of us for 25 years now one man suggested We might as well stay by them now OPA ceilings do not apply to 4H club sales but packers have bought a large percentage of the club calves in other years either from the club members or from businessmen who resold the ani mals and absorbed the loss And the packers must abide by the ceiling regardless of where they buy their beef Olson suggested that a number of the calves might go into private lockers this year since a shortage of beef seems certain during the months ahead He has authority to issue slaughter permits for the calves without any governmenta red tape he said a a p p MONDAY 2nd Auto Racing Day Gem City Shows on midway of district and open dairy heifers beef heifers and swine 4 p boys and girls demonstrations by Mason City municipal band Judging of district and open class sheep Speedways auto races with Barney Oldfield and rocket car p by St Ansgar high school band p and horse show 8 events TUESDAY Rodeo and Golden Wedding Day Gem City Shows on midway a all judging p beef sale Concert by Mason City municipal band p L Miller rodeo with 25 cowboys and Introduction of Golden Wedding couples p by Mason City municipal band p L Miller rodeo E Olson county extension direc tor has charge of the 4H show and the sale Monday afternoon at The swine show is all right too There are Zi pens that I know of Fes and Andrew Pals from Meservey is bringing in 2 pens of those new Hereford hogs Palmer turned to settle an argu ment among 2 newcomers No theres no OPA ceiling on the 4H stuff Did you see where that calf over at West Union sold for a hundred Yep goodness knows what the top will be here when the busi nessmen and packers and the rest of them get to bidding against each other I notice Clyde Miller gives his adress as Rich Hill Mo now Yes he got too big for his lay out at Waterloo I dont know how many head of stock hes bringing here for Tuesday but therell plenty He writes that therell 25 riders How about those acts for Fri day Saturday and S u n r J a y nights Theyre tops We made one change since the contract was signed and the new act is really better than the other Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday1 Occasional light rain Tuesday night Iowa cloudiness Tuesday night and Wednesday Occasional rain north and west portions Tuesday night and south 4nd east portions Wednes day Cooler Wednesday and in nortln and west portions Tues day night Low Tuesday night 36 north to 60 south high 70 north to 76 south Mirmesota Cloudy with occasion ll rain and cooler Tuesday night Partly cloudy and con 1 tinued cool Wednesday pre ceeded by occasional light rain in southeast portion Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 79 Minimum go At 8 a m Tuesday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 64 Doolitfle in Brussels Brussels James H Doolittlearrived here Tuesday IMs Paper Consists of Two One No 275 STOCK DUMPED TO EAT OPA CEILING AUSTRALIAN IN Beasley Accuses Russia of Lies Intimidation at Peace Conference Paris Delegate J A Beasley brought delegates at the Paris peace conference to their feet Tuesday with a blistering at tack in which he accused Russia of lies intimidation and power politics But the lurst of hard boiled oratory ended amicably and the Australian ana his aniagonist An drei Vishinsky Soviet deputy for eign minister left the room smil ing to one another Before adjournment of the po litical and economic commission on the Italian treaty at which the clash occurred Australia agreed to drop her proposal for a stand ing subcommittee to examine collect and report on the facts in Italys frontier dispute with Yugo slavia France and Austria and to make recommendations if it seemed fit But the commission adopted unanimously a smilar proposal from the French to organize a standing committee to investigate any point of dispute concerning the Italian frontier This commit tee will have 3 rotating members from the nations invited to the 21 nation conference and 4 members from the 4 principal powers Beasley began his outburst by vishlnsky All right now youve had a lot to say and Im going to have my say loo He came to the defense of Col W R Hodgson of Australia whose arguments before the Italian treaty economic commission had been belittled by Vishinsky Sheets Simmons New CURRAN DIES IN OTTUMWA HOME Iowa Secretary of Agriculture 193738 Otfumwa L Cur ran B6 Iowas secretary of agri culture in 193738 died Monday night at his home after a weeks illness A native of Ottumwa Curran traveled extensively In 1930 he was head of the bureau of animal industry in Venezuela He had an interest in a gold mine near Silver City N Mex and was a candidate for the democratic nomination for congress there in 1944 For the past year he has been employed as a sovernmenl veterinarian in Kansas City He was a veteran of the Span ishAmerican war and spent 3 years in the Philippines Born Lu March 26 1880 he was educated take of the stew was assured that m parochial schools here and stud ied veterinary medicine at St Joseph Mo He was not married He is survived by 2 sisters in Ottumwa Funeral services will be held at the St Marys Catholic church here Thursday morning ui ivncn and Polly Ellen Pep of Cuba N Y were crowned the new king and queen of the hoboes Tuesday morning here at the annual convention of the knishts of the road The new monarch unseated Ben Benson king since 1941 by a rate of 75 to 4 The new queen received 81 votes The royal couple on the ticket of tlie Flophouse News a New York publication Benson was sponsored by the Hobo News Second high in the balloting was Johnny Highway Weaver of Ashland Nebr with 39 votes Otis Rogers of New York got 1 vote and John Prezatil of Omaha Nebr received 7 votes As King Simmons stepped on platform to acknowledge his elec V tion he said I want to apologize for my unpressed pants and gravy on my vest He promised to put on his best clothes for the big parade as he liked to be dignified for the event More than 5000 persons at tended the event including about 24 real hoboes who were honored guests for the day Ed Salstrom long time master of ceremonies for the Britt affair performed the crowning of the new king and queen Electioneering for the king and queen honors started Monday night as the hoboes from all parts of the United States arrived for the first peacetime convention Skeets in his keynote speech promised the biggest hobo conven tion ever in Britt next year He also declared he would not make the race again Before finishing he put in a nice plug for Prezatil as of suitable king caliber The new king declared he is go ing to Hollywood from here and that he is prepared to do a pic ture Among his many accom plishments are several appear ance on national radio hookups including one on the famous Major Bowes program The newly elected queen then took the platform and declared Im going to live up to thing Ive said and spend the rest of my life looking after the wel fare of the hoboes Calls for a speech from the de throned King Benson drowned out the remaining words of the or ator but Ben was nowhere to be found He had disappeared com pletely Benson reappeared and conceded the victory to the new monarch He said he was proud of having worn the crown for several years but did not indicate if he would toss his battered hat into the ring next year Following the cornation a long parade was held on main street in which the hew king and queen were honored in a special float prepared by the convention committee Busy with the mulligan stew served the convention was Frank Cookie Parks erstwhile Chicago chef assisted by Eddie Cannon ball Parker The stew was boiled in 3 large kettles fashioned from 55gallon gasoline drums cut in half The public when invited to par ke of the stew was assure the cans had been sterilized King Benson announced prior to the convention that he did not choose to run for another term as he was too tired to make the race but he indicated he wouldnt turn the office down if his fellow road saw fit to SKEETS SIMMONS King of Hoboes Greimans Get From New York Millers for 4500 Pound Team the tractor re placing horses to the extent that a large percentage of North Iowa farms have cither one team or no horses at all sale of a team for becomes a chief topic of conversation among farmers in a wide area H A Greiman and Sons of Gar ner have sold a team of sorrell geldings full brothers 6 and 7 years old for to the Hark ness and Brace Milling company New York The same firm bought a pair of roan geldings from Greimans a year ago Each team weighed 4500 pounds Pickets Cleaners for Losing Best Trousers Mcdford Mass if A well dressed man picketed a cleaning establishment for 3 hours Monday carrying this sign over his shoul der This store lost my best pants This can happen to you Musk a fixative is the most important single material used in perfumery NEW HOBO KING AND QUEEN new royal heads of hobodom sit proudly in on their thrones in the gala parade during Hobo Day at Britt Tuesday after Fboto by Ted Collolon noon Queen Polly Ellen Pep waves to the crowd from the front seat and King Skeets Simmons rides in the rear throne More than 5000 attended the annual event PACKERS ARE IN BIGGESTCATTLE RUN SINCE 1934 Predict Wide Open Spaces on Livestock Market After Thursday Chicago it while you an was the advice of he meat industry as packers worked at urning the largest cattle run since 1934 into steaks rib roasts and other cuts of beet Packers predicted freely that by Thursday when new OPA price ciling5 on Hvc stock are sched ied o become effective the cur jampacked livestock mat icts would resemble the great open spaces Cattle are coming to market which should never be slaught ered Norman Draper of the American meat institutesaid He added that this winter there would a real famine In their rush to get in under OPA ceiling deadlines producers were sending to market light weight hogs and cattle which normally would remain on farms for months contentedly munching grain livestock observers said Twenty of the nations largest stock yards handled a lotal of 183 500 cattle Tuesday Including 40 DOO at the huge Chicago yards the largest run for any one day here since Sept 1923 and the largest one day total on record for August In 12 major markets receipts were 21000 calves 53000 sheep and lambs and 75000 hogs including a ruu of 31500 at Chi cago Prices of almost all classes of hogs and cattle dropped sharply under pressure of the bulging re ceipts Top price of a hun dredweight was recorded here for 2 loads of prime cattle equalling the alltime high established last Saturday However most other steers slumped to under last weeks close and the bulk sold within a range of to Hog prices here slumped to the lowest levels since July 13 Top loads sold at compared with at last weeks close and last Friday The average was 51750 against 51975 last Sat urday The agriculture department re ported that Mondays run of hogs here was comprised of at least 75 per cent of hogs weighing less than 180 pounds and of sows A similar situation prevailed inthe latter part of last week Meat experts said the hogs should have been kept back in the country until they weighed around 250 pounds while many of the sows should have been re tained for breeding purposes GIRLSltHEREO BY OATS IN BIN Father Unable to Pull Child Out to Save Life T r i p p 5 daughter of Mr and Mrs Earl Tripp living miles southwest of Algona died by suffocation in an oat bin at her home at 2 p m Monday The father and grandfather of the little girl were loading threshed oats from the bin into a wagon when the father heard her scream Daddj help me He rushed to the bin with a ladder and when he got there found only her arm protruding Unable to pull her out because of the suction caused fay the oats being let out of the bin he called to the grandfather to put in the plug that had been taken out to let the grain down The plug could not be found Workmen nearby grabbed axes and chop ped through the floor releasing the girl When the doctor arrived arti ficial respiration was used but was unable to revive her and pronounced her dead The fire department was called but think ing it was a fire had not brought along the resuscitator and had to go back for it There are 2 other children in the family Janet and Vaughn Highway Warning Ames were urged Tuesday by the Iowa high way commission to avoid use of a section of highway 69 between Ames and Huxley where a broken culvert has required a 4 mile dusty and dangerous detour I ;