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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME GF HIST01Y AN9 ASCHIV BtS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION niiiir VOL LDtl Associated PMM and United Full Leased Vita Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 29 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 275 HEAVIEST RAINFALL IN 2 MONTHS Death Dodgers Thrill North Iowa Fair Crowd GATE RECEIPTS SHOW 3550 AT 2NDDAYEVENTS Honor 14 Couples at Golden Wedding Day Sunny Skies Return With sunny skies overhead an a crowd in the grandstand cheer ing the daredevil driving o Jimmy Lynch and His Beat Dodgers North Iowafair official were all smiles Friday afternoon The gate receipts showed an at tendance of 3550 persons at oclock as compared with the off cial figure of 4361 for the 2n day of the 1946 exposition How ever the 2nd day last year wa Saturday afternoon and auto rac day Also actual attendance somewhat higher than the offi cial figure here Friday since a youngsters of 15 and under wer admitted free for Childrens day They jammed the rides and mid way during the afternoon an their shrieks and laughter coul be heardeverywhere It was also the day for th older folks couples having ob served their 50th anniversary be ing honored on Golden Weddin day with free seats in the grand stand There were 14 couples in troduced before the afternoon show Fair officials decided they wer happy about the whole eluding the though rain forced cancellation of th Thursday evening performance bj the Death Dodgers The rain was a blessing for th farmers was the comment of C tiivson secretarymanager rather expect that it wilt n larger crowds for the rest of th performances The fair association carried a rain insurance on the Thursday night show but even that found favor with the superstitious I they had it probably wouldn have rained one suggested The Friday evening show will be the first performance of Cam eos of 1947 vaudeville show fea turing the 16 Ainsworth dancers Lottie Mayers Disappearing Water Ballet and a number of top cir cus acts The Cameos will be on the grandstand stage Saturday and Sunday nights also More than 3000 persons saw Emory Collins set a new track record of 258 seconds for the halfmile oval at the North Iowa fairgrounds Thursday afternoon The grandstand was full and to gether with the bleachers held 3128 persons according to the auditor Frances DeSart The auditor reported theafter noon attendance at 3717 persons tabulated at the 3 gates at 4 p m First judging results announced were those on 4H rabbits by W S Whitfield of the Iowa State col lege extension department who gave blue ribbons to Marvin Held and Kenneth Earles E S Dyas extension agronomist awarded 1st prize in the early oats division of the agriculture show to Miss Loretta Miller Rockwell and 1st in late oats to Mrs Walter Brugey Nora Springs Verne Han son Mason City took 2nd in both Blue ribbons in the 4H comb honey class went to Garnet Mar vin and Byron Held and to Del mar Diercks while the blues in strained honey were handed to John and Tom Bonner Ronald Rice Byron Marvin and Garnet Held Delmar Diercks and Robert Schurtz Jr Navy Man Convicted of Striking Fellow POWs in Japanese War Camp New York E Hirshberg 29 chief navy signal man convicted of striking two fel low prisoners of war of the Jap anese has been sentenced to serve 10 months at the U S naval re training command at Norfolk Va and then to be dishonorably dis charged from the navy the navy announced Friday The announcement was made by the navy press relations office at the New York naval shipyard in Brooklyn where Hirshberg recent ly faced a threeweek trial by navy court martial At his trial Hirshberg a resi dent of Brooklyn was acquitted on seven specifications charging that he reported to Japanese guards the escape plans of three prisoners resulting in the brutal torture of the trio and the death of Pvt George Garrett of Waco the hands of the Japanese Iowa Traffic Deaths Over Count in 46 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday for the first time i 1947 the toll of traffic deaths i Iowa this year was greater tha the numberof fatalities at a cor responding date in 1946 The score stood at 336 death Friday as compared with 331 o the same date last year Three women were killed an 2 men injured in a headoa eras of an auto and a loaded cattl truck about p m Thursda night 3J miles west of Alden o highway 20 The dead are Vina Godding 50 Sacramento Cal driver of th car Delores Anderson 15 Nort Garard Penn and Mrs Glori Long 25 Sacramento Gerald Long 27 husband o Mrs Gloria Long suffered hea injuries and Edward Perry 30 Sacramento received a broke back and pelvis in the crash The 2 men are now at Ell worth Memorial hospital in low Falls Ralph Howd 37 Webster City driver of the Oppedahl company cattle truck escaped injury Hardin County Sheriff Paul E flodgspn of Eldora said the aut is believed to have gone out o control on straight stretch of roac across the highway and collidec with the left front end of th ruck The car was damaged be yond repair but the truck which urned over in the ditch was no sadly damaged Paul R Stoltz Sr 59 Qttum wa merchandise broker wa killed instantly Thursday night in an autotruck collision east o few Sharon Iowa on highway 13 Mahaska County Coroner L Cstterson said death was due to Stoltz was enroute to Cas Lake Minn where his wife am son have been vacationing SAME Black flmi means traffic foaib to pas t4 Bourn Hike Level of Industry f or German Zones Berlin United States nd Britain announced Friday heir plan to increase the level o ndustry in western Germany It nvisages industrial capacity bout equal to that of 1936 but a iving standard only threefourths s high as that years It calls for nnual steel production of 10700 00 ingot metric tons equal to 1794620 U S The plan forecast also an in rease to 2000 calories daily in le basic ration against the pres nt 1500 and a relief to American nd British taxpayers as the zones et on their feet economically The Russians have objected to uch bilateral action asserting lat any decision on German in ustrial levels was a subject for he Big Four foreign ministers France also had objected when IB project first Was discussed but ir Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas ritish occupation commander old a news conference that broadly speaking the French ac ept the necessity of raising Ger lanys industrial capacity The Ian called for a 15 per cent in rease in exports over 1936 to ring in a year Both Gen Lucius D Clay Vmerican military governor and ouglas declared the level of Ger man industry as set at the 1945 otsdam conference was inad quate Douglas said the question of rench security had little part in ondpn discussions leading to the ecision and that France objected 1 some specific figures in the idustrial level plan He said the rimary French interest was to tain more coal Japan Volcano Erupts Kokura Japan UR Mount so the largest live volcano in e world began erupting Aug i for the 2nd time this year U army representatives in cen al Kyusho who visited the scene ported that volcanic ash was ireading over a wide area caus g considerablp croo damage NORTH IOWA FAIR OFF TO GOOD aerial view shows the opening day crowd as the North Iowa Fair got underway Thursday with auto racing as the first day feature A total of 3128 spectators packed grandstand and partly filled the bleachers Photo by the U S Gives Up Russian Help on Korea Plan Washington United States Friday gave up its 2year Attempt to reach a joint agree provisiorial government for Korea The UnitedStates proposed that the stalemated negotiations be re urned to the Pacific Big 4 powers Britain Russia China and he United a conference be held in Washington on Sept The United States action was disclosed in a note delivered to Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov Thursday Acting Secretary of State Eob ert A Lovett sent the note to Wolotov It was sharply worded and made it plain to Molotov that his government believes the joint AmericanSoviet efforts to set up a provisional Korean government annot be attained The Moscow declaration signed n December 1945 by the Big 4 nstrucied the United States and lussia to work out a unification Jan to unify their 2 zones under a provisional Korean government North Iowa Fair Program 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 Brascb District hogs ajuLsbeep Carroll Plager Opeifclass hogs and sheep CarrollTIager 4H colts andsaddle horses M Fabricius and breads Mrs A J Marken 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 SQUEEZE Anthony Blase of Athens Greece and Chicago III commander of the Athens post of the American Legion is wedged in between 525pound Doug Roos left of Minneapolis Minn and Frank Man Mountain a mere 255 jounder of Norcross Ga at the opening session of the American Legion convention in Madison Square Garden New York Thursday Ike Sees No Global War Threat Now New York of the Army Dwight D Eisenhower army chief of staff told American Legionaires Fridayhe saw no im mediate threat of a global war bu added that United States armed forces should be strong enough to make an aggressor realize war would likely be fought over his territory The wartime leader of allied armies said that no great nation is today in position deliberately to provoke a long and exhausting conflict with any hope or gain Eisenhower spoke to massed thousands of Legionnaires at the 2nd session of their 29th annual convention in the 71st regiment armory Two other of the nations top military men Fleet Admiral Ches ter W Nimitz and General Carl A Spaatz commanding general of the army air force also were speakers Eisenhower said that as long as deliberate aggression against the rights of free men and the existence of free government may te a part of the international pic ture we must be prepared for whatever this may finally mean to us He declared I do not want to be understood as seeing a global war as an immediate threat and added We must so gird ourselves that a predatory aggressor will be aware of the risks he runs and will realize should he provoke war it will likely be fought over his territory Unification of the armed forces Siseiihbwer said provides flex ibility to meet changing conditions of warfare The army chief of staff said hat The world comprises 2 great camps grouped on the one side around dictatorships which sub ect the individual to absolute control and on the other demo cracy which provides him a free and unlimited horizon Firemen Too Eager Seattle eager young firemen injured painfully when answering a rush call were warned by the department medi cal officer to be more careful the next time Both had bruised heels received from too rapid a descent of the firehouse brass pole Inside For Emory Collins Sets HalfMile Record See page 11 ISC Class Graduates in Farm Weather Science See page 12 Truman Hopes Marshall Plan to Supplant UNRRA See page 2 Hanson Horticulture Show Winner at Fair See page 10 Develop Tame Atomic Bomb for Research Los Alamos N M de velopment of a tame atomic bomb for research into ways to get useful power from nuclear fission was announced Friday by the atomic energy commission Instead of a devastating blast the toneddown bomb produces a steady output of fast neutrons needed for experiments to deter mine what kind of chain reaction is best for practical power pur poses It is a new type of chain reac tion plant or pile utilizing high energy neutrons for atomic fis sion of Plutonium The commis sions announcement described 11 as in a sense a controlled version of the atomic bomb itself Dr Norris E Bradbury director of the commissions Los Alamos scientific laboratory saidthe new unit has been in successfulopera tion at low power since November 1946 Declaring the reactor gives a more intense source of fast neu trons than physicists heretofore have been able to obtain except during the brief time of the test of the first Abomb in New Mex ico in July 1945 Bradbury said It is hoped that such a source will make possible the study ol fast neutron chain reactions in more detail and thus be another step toward finding the best type of chain reactor for the production of useful power The atomic energy commissions release on the subject said It is the fire pile to employ the fission of the manmade ele ment plutonium instead of normal uranium and it is the first to use fast neutrons Other chain reac tors at other atomic energy com mission installations utilize slow neutrons Fast neutrons are produced in the explosion of an atomic bomb out physicists had only a limited opportunity to study these high speed nuclear bullets during the New Mexico bomb explosion In other chain reacting piles employing uranium the neutrons produced by the splitting of jtoms are slowed down before hey themselves cause the split ing of other atoms to maintain he chain The deliberate slowing ives the neutrons a better chance to stick in the nucleus of a uranium atom It is accom Dished by mixing some other sub as graphite of water the nuclear fuel But the Los Alamos reactor use no such diluting material and hus shares with the atomic bomb he property of using the neu rans from fission almost as soon as they are emitted Operators can control the rate of energy release of the reactor he heart of which is a small ves sel containing an amount of nu clear explosive Plutonium suffi cient to start a chain reaction Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Scattered showers Friday afternoon diminishing Friday night becoming partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Low Friday night 68 to 70 high Saturday 95 fowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday warmer north and central portions Saturday and in extreme north portion Friday night Low Friday night 68 to 75 high Saturday 92 to 98 owa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 8 to 10 degrees above normal Normal maximum temperatures for this time of year are 81 in north and 83 in south Cooler temperatures will prevail in North Iowa Saturday with little change in temperatures Sun day Warmer Monday and Tuesday and cooler again Wednesday Rainfall will aver age about onehalf inch with the largest amounts falling in the north portion Minnesota Variable cloudiness Friday night with scattered showers or thunderstorms north and central portions Sat urday Fair north partly cloudy south a little warmer north east portion Friday night Cool er extreme north portion Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Friday morning Maximum 85 Minimum 60 At 8 a m Friday 60 Precipitation 225 fEAR AGO Maximum 67 Minimum 39 SOAKER NEARLY TOO LATE FOR PARCHED CORN Drenching Ram Stops Crop Deterioration for North Iowa Farmers The heaviest rainfall in 2J months fell over North Iowa Thursday night and Friday morn ing soaking a soil that has been in need of moisture for a month The rain came nearly too late to help the corn crop but stops de terioration and assures farmers of something of a crop according to Marion E Olson extension service director for Cerro Gordo county The rain was particularly bene ficial for beans and will have a material effect in the yield of this crop as well as helping the feed situation it was pointed out In Mason City the rainfall to taled 225 inches It is necessary to go back to June 13 for as heavy a rain in this section That day a total of 253 inches of precipitation was reported Until Thursday night something like 75 of an inch of rain had fallen in this section this month Total rainfall in July was 288 inches The last previous rain of over an inch was on July 18 with a total of 107 inches The rain started at 6 Thursday night with an electrical storm and some wind At Charles City where 227 inches of rain fell the Lindemere dairy was struck by lightning and destroyed with a loss estimated at The fire killed about 100 hogs and damaged other buildings The hogs included 45 brood sows and marketable shotes Some of the sows had pigs The fire extended to the dairy building nearby causing consid erable damage but most of the equipment can bo salvaged A neighbor Fred Monaghan hauled water in large tanks drawn by a tractor lor over 5 hours a distance of abouta mile to help extinguish the blaze The farm is owned and oper ated by Mrs Mabel Lindaman Albert Lea Minn reported a heavy rain Thursday night and Friday morning with some hail but no damage reported Rainfall continued at Albert Lea through Friday morning Intermittent rains fell in North wood starting at p m Thurs day and continuing until 8 a m Friday The rain gauge showed 203 inches fell in that period There were numerous thunder showers No damage by lightning was reported The storm seemed o be much heavier to the north About half an inch of rain fell n the Garner area at 7 a m Fri day following a light shower Thursday night There was a little lail with the morning downpour a damage has been reported One and a half inches of pre cipitation was reported at Clear ake Three miles north of the ake a farmer reported 275 inches of rain At Clinton there was 139 inches if rain Waterloo was soaked with 253 inches Decorah 189 Du uque 202 Forest City 184 nches and other communities in he northern part of the state mostly lesser amounts The 5day weather outlook for he state forecast a hot Labor day weekend with rains averaging about a half inch chiefly in the north Just how valuable the rain will e to North Iowas parched corn rop was problematical Some armers who had corn on low heavy soil were already assured f at least a part of a crop In light andy soil and where the crop was ate the corn was certain to be helped farmers stated The general feeling was that the ain stopped the deterioration which had been going on for days and in some cases weeks jeneral Draper New Jndersecretary of War Washington IP President Truman Friday named Maj Gen William H Draper Jr of Scars dale N Y an undersecretary of war and announced his choice of others for key positions in the new unified defense setup Draper now in Washington as en Lucius Clays representative at the conference with the Brit sh on Ruhr coal was given a appointment to fill the va ancy caused by the promotion of enneth Royall to secretary of war Draper will become undersec etary of the army when the irmcd services unification actual y comes into being next month fter Secretary of Navy James V Forrcstal is sworn as secretary if defense ;