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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME r AU ft DEPARTMENT OF HISTOKY AWD ARCHIVES Ot VOL THE NEWSPAPER THAT Pnas md United Press MAKES NORTH lOWANi NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 31 1915 This Paper Consists of Two O ne O SUSPEND ELDORA GUARDS Gates Swing Judging Starts in 4 Day Exposition 4 corners the county gathered Friday as the 1945 North Iowa lair opened its gates for north central Iowas largest agricultural exposition and some 200 4H club in a decade tte larg6St livestock and Produce exhibits Exhibits were quartered in the stock barns and pavilions since the United States government has released these buildings for fair use A huge tent on the midway houses the merchants exhibits since floral hall js still in use and there are numerous exhibits of farm machinery which will be able in the near future Judging started Friday and will continue until finished leading up io the big livestock day on Mon day when the baby beef market pig and lamb sale will be held This years 4day fair hSs a va riety of program features the first of which arrived Friday ready for the opening program The vaude ville acts were in and ready for the first performance in front of tha grandstand and the large Ernie Youngs state fair stage show was expected Friday after noon in time for the first presen tation of this extravaganza Friday evening at p m in front of the grandstand Friday afternoon the North Iowa fair horse show held the Coal S5 Outlook Dark for Civilians Washington nation plunging into its peacetime fu ture passed these signposts Fri day The coal and sugar outlook was dark There was brighter news on center of interest for fair goers rnenj compensation pro The opening day show was built around events of interest to farm ers and horse owners the largest classes being the owners pleasure class and the stodfhorses The Mason City municipal band the direction of Carleton Stewart opened the fair program with a concert The band will play a concert preceding each performance in front of the grand stand On the north side pt the track race horses were being groomed for the race card on Saturday afternoon This will be the only day of racing at the North Iowa fair this year The track is in fine condition and with good weath er the day should offer some fast driving since a number fast horses have been entered On the midway the William T Collins shows are in operation each afternoon and evening with 7 rides and 7 shows and a number of concessions Sunday of course the progrram changes with the addition of Lucky Lotts Hell Drivers thrill show for the afternoon perform Ernie Youngs stage show will give Its final performance here Sunday evening with the thrill show carrying through both performances on Labor day Car entrances to the grounds this year are at 15th street and S Federal avenue and at 19th S W The front entrance on Fed eral avenue is being used for pe destrians only Entrance to the grounds is free through the entire 4 days A 25 cent charge is made for parking cars NEWSPRINT IS CUT 5 PER CENT Washington users of newsprint must reduce their or ders for September delivery by 5 per cent the war production board said Friday Similar action was taken on August deliveries In both cases WPB explained United States or ders with newsprint mills ex ceeded supply by about 11000 tons Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and not quite so warm Friday and Fri day night with scattered late afternoon thundershowers be coming fair and cooler Satur day Iowa Partly cloudy Friday FrU day night and Saturday with scattered thundershowcrs north west and extreme north Friday and in south and east Friday night Showers near Mississippi river Saturday forenoon Cool er northwest Friday Cooler Fri day night and Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night with occasional light rain northeast portion Decreasing cloudiness Saturday cooler Fri day night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum JMinimum Precipitation 89 73 75 73 50 40 meat and gasoline Housewives will help the OPA fight high prices It looked bad for the uuemploy posal to hand out more money to jobless people To be specific of the Interior Ickes said Japans surrender has cut industrys needs verv little He said it will not impossible for the mines to pro duce enough soft coal to satisfy the countrys requirements this winter JTe added that he wants to free consumers of jfalse opti mism caused by army statements about coaL Sugar Agriculture Secretary Anderson predicted sugar will he rationed throughout 1946 labor department said meat counters in 56 big cities are better stocked than any time since March Also the pork situa tion will be helped Monday when the military no longer will get au tomatically a certain percentage of pork loins and shoulders It will have to buy in competition with civilians OPA said ceiling prices wont change when the betterquality fuel comes in Youll pay the same for higher octane gasoline that you pay now for lowerquality And it wont be long before the change occurs The unemployment compensa tion bill In congress is backed by President Truman The proposal is o use federal funds to help the states bring their payments to jobless people up to a level of S25 a week for 26 weeks President Truman abolished the minimum 48hour week in war plants Most of them had already cut the longer week when war contracts were cancelled But the formal action of the president was expected to be the signal for more demands for higher basic xvage make up for loss of over time pay On the financial front the gov ernment cut its estimate fed eral spending to 66 billion dol lars for the fiscal year 1946 which started 2 months ago The previ ous Aug 85 billions The government aliy spent 100 billions in the last fiscal year Cut Release Points for Navy Flyers Washington OP The first major break in the navys point system for demobilization came Friday in an order reducing the number of points required by naval aviators for release to 44 AH other male reserve officers need 49 points The new point score for avia tors is the same as that for en listed men There was no formal announce ment of the new order affecting aviators and no details were giv en as to the reasons MASON CITYAN DUE SATURDAY CpL Leslie G Portwood 519 Sth S E is scheduled to arrive in New York Saturday on the S S William Gunin according io an AP dispatch received in Mason City Friday FOR THE BOOKSOnly one thing was wrong when Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe and Sheriff run Ihalen raced horses down the straightaway at the Aorth Iowa event should have been placed at the top of the racing card for Saturday Chief Wolfe and Sheriff Phalen love the klomp of horses hoofs and it was with pleasure that they were matched with each other while the horses were being warmed up for Fridays workout Phalen at Ihe left is driving Guy Rex II owned by B J Schue Jamestown N Dak Wolfe at the right is drivingGolden Hill owned by Eskel Anderson Ortonville Mirm It appears as though Phalen is goingto be listed as an also ran but you never can hasnt lost a race yet Saturday Chief Wolfe will be one of the judges program the only racing caul at the lair this year Lock photo K A Engr BELOWBACK AGAIN AT FAIRPeggy Cash deal Lake consistent winner with her livestock at the North Iowa fanis back again for her 4th year with a couple of yearling Shorthorns At the far left 2 yearlings Herefords owned by Robert Baker Ventura are shown The 4H live stock display at the fair this year is the largest in a decade mtn tiie government release of barns at the fairgrounds all stock is quartered in the regular stock barns and no stock will be in tents as in the past few years The colt market lambs pigs and poultry departments also are large this year Lyk photo K A Engr Yanks Move to South Edge of Tokyo GIs Complete Occupation of Yokohama Yokohama troops moved up to the southern edge ot Tokyo Friday in their second day of a bloodless occupation in which they were extending their control swiftly across the bay area Parachute troopers a Japanese in the arm when he failed to halt in a restricted area completed the occupation of this sixth greatest city of Japan sixth greatest city of Japan up headquarters They then sifted on north through the Kawasaki area look ing for more prisoner of war camps and moved up lo positions on the south bank of the Tama river which winds along Tokyos southern outskirts The Japanese government asked t Gen Robert L Eichelberger LO make Tokyo out of bounds for nis U S eighth army troops pend ing demobilization to avoid pos sible friction Marines took over the Tateya mahojo naval base and air station guarding the approaches to Tokyo bay In contrast to the clear beauti ful weather which marked Thurs days airborne landing at Alsugi and the occupation of Yokosuka naval base up and across the bay from Tateyaraa the leathernecks look possession of the vita naval installation in a driving rain storm The time for the Sunday cere monies still was not announced and it was uncertain whether Ad miral Halseys flagship Missouri aboard which the formal capitula tion will be made will remain at its present anchorage several miles off Yokosuka or move in closer to give the population of the TokyoYokohama area a close up ook at the mighty 45000ton sym bol of American sea power The floodtide of American mili tary power rolled in by air in a stream that will continue at least until midSeptember when a half million troops will be billeted in this conquered country To bolster the first forces of more than 18000 the U S 8th army under Lt Gen Robert t Eichelbereer was due lo start landing Saturday at Yokohama and Taleyamahoio guardian of Tokyo bay A new unidentified di vision was scheduled to land Sun day at Tokyos Atsugi airfield General MacArthur allied su preme commander for Japan es tablished his temporary headquar ters in the new Grand hotel in Yokohama Tokyos port city Much of the city was in ashes from the American firebombings of past months but the new Grand stood out untouched amid the ruins That the American precautions were well founded was indicated by Japanese who talked to Asso ciated Press Correspondent Russell Brines as he strolled the streets of Tokyo for several hours unmo lested Brines said that some fanatical Japanese militarist elements were so determined to continue the war that they publicly threatened to snoot down the surrender emis saries who Hew to Manila to re ceive General MacArthurs in structions Japanese antiaircraft on tiny Miyake island 90 miles south of Tokyo fired several rounds at American jAransport planes only Thursday without damage but with hostile intent As a memoryaid to any for getful Americans about 1500 pris oners of war had thus far been freed from prisons in the Tokyo area All were suffering from hor rible malnutrition and many told of brutal abuse by their Japanese captors who singled out for spe cial savagery such nowfreed he roes as Maj Gregg Boyington ma rine aviator and the 9 survivors of the famous submarine Tang A British naval force led by Rear Adm C H J Harcourt aboard the battleship Anson en tered Hong Kong to accept the surrender of that great island col ony off the China coast Gen Walter Krueger of the TJ S Gth army was scheduled to be gin the occupation of the south ern Japanese island of Kyushu on Monday and Tuesday General StihveU the man who frankly took a helluva beating in Burma in 1912 but came back a winner and now commands the U SlOth army on Okinawa was ac cepting Japanese surrender of the Ryukyus and was to go lo Korea On Sunday aboard an American cruiser at Truk that once im pregnable Japanese naval outpost in the south Pacific was to be sur rendered along with other hold ings in those seas with Vice Adm George D Murray in command On Monday the erstwhile Tiger of Malaya Lt Gen Tomoyuki Yamashita was scheduled to sur render the tattered remnants of the oncemighty forces of Japan in the Philippines Tin Con Collection in September Another tin can collection will be held in Mason City the latter part of date to be announced later it was stated Friday by Mrs Henry C Fender graft Mason City womens Salvage chairman The fact is that tin is still a crit ical need and that the patriotic thing to do is to keep up the pro cessing of tin cans Mrs Fender graft stated A door to door collection will be held in Mason City as previ ously Firm Buys tjnd Chicago International Harvester company has purchased a 320 acre tract near the Mis sissippi river southwest of Fort Madison Iowa for eventual use as a manufacturing site Fowler McCormick president reported Thursday BULLETINS San Francisco up of prisoners of Japans once great Kwancrtung army in Man churia northern Korea and south ern Sakhalin can tie considered completed the soviet far eastern radio at Khabarovsk said Friday in a broadcast recorded by United Tress Sydney Australia fleet aircraft units have attacked 3 Japanese ships which tried to flee Hongkong British Pacific fleet headquarters announced Fri day San Francisco a d i o Tokyo said Friday that Gen Douglas MacArthur will move his Yokohama headquarters Saturday from the new Grand hotel to the former residence of the manager of the Rising Sun Petroleum com pany The broadcast was re corded fay United Press Guam island Ja panese bastion 1400 miles south east of Tokyo was formally sur rendered with fs garrison of 2 443 army and navy personnel in a ceremony Friday aboard the de stroyer U S S Bajrley 6 NORTH IOWANS QUIT ARMY LIFE North lowans who recently re ceived their discharges from the army separation center at Jeffer son Barracks Mo arc as follows T Sgt Frank T Brotherton Al den Pvt David Kakac Cresco Orville J Heidecker Es therville Sgt Victor C Fox Livermore T Sgt Robert T Johnson North wood Pfc Vernon L Wagner Rice vjlle Congressmen Ask More on Pearl Harbor Washington Capitol hill resounded Friday with clamor for further official investigation of Pearl Harbor Legislative leaders of lioth party faiths declared flatly that if courts martial are not ordered for those censured In armynavy findings congress will conduct its own hearings Those leaders speaking private ly for the most port said the peo ple want and should be given more facts than were made pub lic in documents released by President Truman Wednesday No committee chairman would promise an inquiry initiated by his own group but several told o reporter there was no doubt congress would insist on the full story Meanwhile the stale depart meht released a letter written by former Secretary of State Hull Sept is 1944 in which Hull staunchly denied that his pre war counter proposals to Japan constituted an ultimatum that provoked the Japanese sneak at tack on Pearl Harbor The army boards report on the disaster had said Hull touched the button that started the war Typical of Fridays congression al assertions wasthis comment by House Republican Whip Arends The people arc entitled to the lull story If they dont fret it from the armed forces theyll ask us lo dig it out Naturally we do what the public wants Scnator Ferguson said a resolution call ing for a full senate investigation of the attack is on his desk in Washington and will be presented the chamber as soon as it m convenes next week Some congressmen said neith er a court martial nor committee could establish positive blame for the disaster because they added the issues involved are so comprehensive Nearly all of approximately 50 questioned during the past 3 days however said they favored a further investigation JOB FINISHED GiS GOME HOME New York home on the Thomas Johnson due here Friday were the following north Iowa soldiers Ernest Anderson Maon City Keith Jensen Thompson Pfc Roger R Burroughs Alli son Pfc Edmund C Gleason Ruth ven Farm Woman Victim of Stroke 2 Weeks After Husband Is Stricken Xora George D Gerdes 67 died at her farm home south of Nora Springs Thursday 3ust 2 weeks after the death of her husband Both had been in ap parent good health and both suf fered heart attacks Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p m at the home and at 2 p m at Grace Baptist church at Sheffield Mrs Gerdes leaves 5 sons and one daughter A son Ivan Gerdes has been overseas 25 months and is now in Italy A son Pic David Gerdes was killed on Saipan June Bur your War Bonfls and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy HIPOCKETS GOV BLUE SAYS SCHOOL SURVEY IS NECESSARY Iowa Governor Has Special Meeting Over Eidora School Riots DDS Moines if Gov Robert D Blue sayjng a disinterested survey of Iowas penal institu tions was necessary Friday sus pended 2 guards at the Eidora training school for boys where 173 inmates escaped Wednesday after a riot in the dining room We have agreed that a survey made by an unbiased disinter ested party or parties from outside the state of the systems employed at Eidora and other penal institu tions of is necessary the governor said Those suspended were Carl Klatl superintendent of the dis ciplinary barracks and Harold Nelson superintendent of another of the cottages The action a special meeting called by the governor which lasted about 2 hours Those attending were P F Hopkins David R McCreery and E H Carlson members of the board of control which has jurisdiction over the institution R W Neber gall chief of the state bureau ot criminal investigation and R G Yoder first assistant attorney general This is not too appropriate a lime to hold a survey of Eidora because of the poor caliber of some of the guards but a survey is necessary Hopkins asserted Four companies of state guards men about 100 men were called out by the governor Thursday night affer the escape of 9 boys who had been returned to the institution following their escape Wednesday The guardsmen went immediately o Eidora to assist local authorities in checklnff further disturbances at the school I feel that from information thus far coming into my hands hat disciplinary measures taken in some instances at Eidora have been unjustifiably severe the governor said Governor Blue said both Klatt and Nelson had admitted using disciplinary measures involving Ronald Miller 17 year oldinmate at the school whose death pre ceded the first mass break Klatt admitted striking one of the boys with a sap Nelson was involved in certain disciplinary measures in which he used a leather strap the gover nor reported McCreery said here hat been attacks made on cuards at the school by somt of the boys the latest beinc Monday night when he said Miller attacked Klatt with a chair Simultaneously with the 2nd escape Thursday night Coroner E H Biersborn ot Hardin coun ty said hat Millers death was the result of a blow on the head Following Fridays conference the governor and all concerned said any and all abuses found at the institution would be cor rected The conferees all denied reports that attendants at Eidora carried guns As far as I know no man has ever gone in there with a gun IMcCrecry said The conferees were asked if there had been any indication of a freeforall fight in the disci plinary barracks Monday evenin and NeberKall replied There have been indications of one Governor Blue said the guards men were called out at Iie re quest of Sheriff J E Davidson of Hardin county who asked that 100 men be sent to help handle a situation which he could not handle with his own staff H was Millers death earlier attributed to heart dilation after a days work in the hot sun that Assistant Superintendent Darrel T Broivn called a factor in the riot and escape Some of the flee ing inmates were said to have been heard muttering that Miller a former soldier had been killed by a beating Colonel Wallace emphasized that the guardsmen were called out to aid civilian authorities and that there was no order of mar tial law The autopsy on Miller was per formed by Dr Julius Weingart Des Moines pathologist and Dr M D Nyquist Eidora Biersborn said it showed that Miners death was the result of concussion ot the brain due to a blow on the head Dr Weincart described Miller as a fine physical specimen and said heat alone would not have hilled tim He said blow on f ;