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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HlftTOHY ARCHIVES BES A Associated Press and United Press Full Leaded wliej THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five cents a Copy WHOOPS AND OVER HE Griswold clown of the bounding trampoline really stole the show Friday night when the BarnesCarruthers show opened for the first time in front of the grandstand at the North Iowa fair Griswold was caught here doing one of his many turns which held the crowd gapping and laughing until he had taken his last tumble GlobeGazette photo UNBELIEVABLE Thats what carbe said of Tsi arid Somay Chinese balancers and contortionists who present a delightful act in the BarnesCarruthers show at tneNorth Iowa fair Handtohand this team works al as a single person in a really fine act GlobeGazette photo V Extravaganza Wins Plaudits of First Nighters at Fair stence ofa Carruthers North Iowa Fair Frolics of 1946 Friday night and brought began building up from the firstnumber act under the name of Harry and Merkey that worked as a prologue to the extravaganza and the approval continued increasing with snowball intensity to the finale The Spirit of the Carni finale The Spirit of the Garni r val which left its audience clam oring for more a Although SO degree weather greeted the show Grilwoiabroke bit any ice that might have forced Panted by the Ro any ice that might have formed on his famous trampoline with hi larity that should have reached all the way to State and Federal For acrobatic laughs and sasps there has never been anything like it at the North Iowa fair be fore But Griswold is not alone on this show There are Lester Cole singing master of ceremonies in fine voice throughout and the Debutantes Jean Eita Linda Vivian and Adele all soloists top ping anything brought to Mason City in this line in many years of fair extravaganzas Johnny Monti and his boys from Altoona Pa set the pace for the show with a musical organization Mat can cut it And the Melvin dancers with riline of 16 beauti ful girls in original bright and sparkling costumes make this a pleasurable 2 hours of variety in entertainment Opening with Cole Porters Dont Fence Me In the girls as cowboys and cowgirls presented a clever number over the back fence that closed with the famUiar Sioux City Sue Their next ap pearance was in a Norwegian fan tasy extremely colorful and fast Played to an arrangement of the hong of TTorway As a climax to this Lester Cole and the Debu tantes take over in the vocalizing for a completely captivating cli raax Cole and the Debutantes also presented a special number with TlnCOctlon their own entitled Urbana which was received very favorably by the first night ers Their most popular selec tions were songs jfrom shows of the past in a sort of song quiz however that brought a tremen dous hand for this talented group Of ftrnpinff of singing stars Fantasy in Feathers was an as an ther delightful number presented by the Melvin dancers with Fairy Cunningham featured dancer with the show presenting her butterfly number one of the most graceful bits of dancing in the show Fantasy in Feathers and tne Spirit of Carnival with Cunningham adding thehumor in a Sad Sack number are among the most fanciful of the show Another bit of unique acrobatic zanos Trio Florence Wanda and Laura presenting a slave number doing intricate acrobatic steps hand springs flips and turns while they are chained to each other by the ankles Their triple mill turn at the close is a sock finish The Martel Duo also presents a novelty number in balancing luggling rope spinning and what have you closing with a dog get ting into the act for a good hand Tsi and Somay Chinese balancers top this department however with a mixture of contortions and hand balancing that is next to un behevaole The Riding Hannefords with the familiar bag of tricks of this famous family of the sawdust rings gives the program the back bone of thrills and spills that go with circus and fair programs With plenty of rosinbacks and a family clever riders this troupe presejrts one of the really fine riding acts of the present day Xorth Iowa Fair Frolics of 1946 is one show not to miss to complete the outdoor season in Mason City It continue through Saturday and Sunday evenings in front of the grand stand at the North Iowa fair The Britt high school band furnished the concert preceding the opening night show with fllary Carroll Hughes Lois Clark Ruby Peter son and Helen G Fechota present ing a flagand baton drill on stage as a feature of the evening King George Confident of Greek Vote Victory London George II was represented Saturday as con fident he would win a 2 to 1 vic tory in Sundays Greek plebiscite upon his return to the throne Associates of the 55 year old exile said he would spend a quiet weekend in the country as usua and would make no statement for several days King George fled Greece in 1941 after the German invasion MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 31 1946 ROMANIA MUST PAY RUSSIANS Italian Frontier Is Adjusted for France at Peace Conference Paris recom mendations that Romania pay soviet Russia 3300000000 in rep arations and that the Italian fron tier be adjusted in Frances favor in the Mont Cenis Plateau region were adopted by peace conference commissions Saturday The transfer to France of the upper Tinee Vesuble and Roya valleys the largest French terri torial demand from Italy also was approved The Vesubie and Roya valleys contain the towns of Tenda and Briga with a combined popu lation of about 4000 In her demand agreed to by the Italian political and territorial commission France said she wished to move the frontier to the crest of the Alps for military rea Molotov Goes Home Paris HJR Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov slipped secretly away from Paris in a plane for Moscow Saturday pre sumably to confer with Premier Stalin on the bogged down peace conference The trip was Molotovs first to Moscow since the peace conference began 5 weeks ago sons and asserted that the valley dwellers were ethnically French The economic commission the Balkans and Finland unanim ously approved the Romanian reparations plan after a week ol debate which had touched upon Romanian oil Article 22 of the Romanian treaty as approved by the com mission would give Romania 8 years from Sept 12 1944 in which to pay up It is provided that payment will be made in com modities such as oil products gram timber seagoingand river craft and sundry machinery A South African amendment to force Romania to pay her repara tionsby fair prices according to world standards was set aside for further study along with a most fa vo rednation clause in the Ro manian treaty Russia opposed the amendment and Britain and the United States favored it American sources said the significance of the amendment was that Romania was paying reparations with oil from fields which in prewar days were largely financed by AngloAmerican in terests The Romanian case was the 2nd Russian reparations demand ap proved by the commission this week The Italian economic com mission endorsed the soviet claim for from Italy Friday The Italian political and terri torial commission adopted the 4 power draft article slightly revis ing the FrenchItalian frontier which will give France the Gran Scala hydroelectric plant on the Mont Cenis Plateau France agrees under an annex to the treaty to furnish Italy the electric powershe needs China to Get U S Civilian Surplus Goods Shanghai United States agreed Saturday to sell to China the buik of American civilian sur plus property in the western Paci fic and in China Foreign liquidation commission er Thomas B IHcCabe and Chlnas premier T V Soong in a joint statement said payment would be m the form of settlement of an American debt to China in Chinese currency plus the equivalent of 555000000 The sale does not include air craft ammunition weapons or any nondemilitarized combat material Chinas communists attacked the sale xvhen it was in the rumor stages charging the government would obtain enough new war ma terial from the United States to carry on the civil war an addi tional 2 years McCabe and Soong described the property as suited to the needs of Chinas economic rehabil itation It will be of great benefit m combatting inflation through the realization of substantial rev enues from the sale of urgently needed civilian items China is given 22 months to re move the surplus Cooperation of U S forces at the various bases was promised Many troops who have done little but keep an eye on the material may go home when China takes delivery Assistant Secretary of War How ard C Petersen who represented the war department in the nego tiations said taxpayers would be relieved of heavy expenditures in volved in the continued custody and handling of the property The original cost to the United States was about for movable property now on Okin awa Saipan Tinian and other Jflands and in China and 000000 for fixed installations in China Worth Iowa Fair Races Attract Capacity Crowd if ft 5 fi s f x J ITS THE PAIR FOR SOUND AND COLORIt wouldnt look or sound like a fair if there were no midway and of SS jowa fair put the Gem City shows right next to the Federal avenue gate With no gate ad mission Friday children unofficially declared it Kids day and packed the midway together with their elders during both the afternoon and evening shows But officials looked to the auto races Saturday and Monday afternoons to bring in the record crowds GlobeGazette photo Nazi Leaders Get Verdict on Sept 23 Nuernberg Germany verdict in the ninemonthold Nuernberg war crimes trial will be given Sept 23 the tribunal announced Saturday The disclosure was made by Lord Justice Sir Geoffrey Law rence of Britain presiding afler the 21 henchmen of Hitler in the prisoners dock completed their final pleas Lawrence announced that the international military tribunal would recess until Sept 23 when the verdict is to be given against Herman Goering and his fellow defendants and seven nazi organ izations For four hours the tribunal heard impassioned speeches by the ringleaders of Hitlers war ma chine denying they were guilty of war atrocities and crimes against humanity Expect Gallows Nuernberg Germany Twelve of the 21 nazi leaders heard in final pleas Saturday expect to be hanged defense at torneys said von Neurath and von clemen cy Kaeder Jodl von Schirach Fitzschc and have hopes That leaves Goering von Rib bentrop Hess Keitel Funk Kaltenbrunner Rosenberg Frank Frick Sneer SeyssIn luart and Sauckel as the men expecting the gallows While the 21 codefendants sat in the prisoners box Goering opened the string of speeches by shouting his innocence over and over again in an impassioned plea Gaant whitefaced Rudolf Hess followed Goering Unleashing a storm of abuse Hitlers onetime deputy attacked the entire pro cedure I predicted that witnesses would appear who under oath would make untrue statements and the court would receive affi davits of untrue statements that the defendants would hear aston ishing facts he shouted The once arrogant Goering kept his sharp peering eyes averted from the 4power allied court as he read his last words of justifi cation for his conduct In a high strong voice the form er reichsmarshal made an appeal for the German people regard less of what fate lay in store for himself He sought to ameliorate any guilt for himself however by de claring that the prosecution hrd failed to show by documentary proof where and how he could have known everything that hap pened under Hitler even though he admittedly was the number 2 nazi In a final outburst Goering as serted he was nevertheless stand Ing back at everything I have done people I call on the Almighty and ve German people as my wit North Iowa Fair Program SATURDAY Outside gate admission 25 cents 1st Auto Racing Day 730 p concert by Clear Lake band H15 p revue Frolics of 1946 and acts SUNDAY Outside gatc admission 25 cents Horse Racing Day Gem City Shows on Midway p by Milwaukee Service Club band races and acts p by Milwaukee Service Club band p mStage revue Frolics of 1946 and acts a a p p p BIS p MONDAY Outside gate admission 25 cents 2nd Auto Racing Day Gem City Shows on Midway of district and open dairy heifers beef heifers and swine m to 4 p boys and girls demonstrations by Mason City municipal band Judging of district and open class sheep Speedways auto races wtih Barney Oldfield Address by Frank Miles democratic nominee lor governor by St Ansgar high school band parade and horse show 8 events Ceilings Set on Livestock Decontrol Due Washington controls will go off another batch of farm and food products late Saturday while the livestock industry makes the shift from free prices to new ceilings effective at midnight Following close upon OPAs an nouncement of the hisherthan June 30 livestock prices the de partment of agriculture made ready to announce its first list of agricultural commodities in short supply All products not on the list auto matically go off price control at once under terms of the new price control law In a move to prevent the black market from coming back along TUESDAY Outside gate admission 25 cents Rodeo and Golden Wedding Day Gem city Snows on Midway a Complete all judging p Baby beef sale o nr Concert by Mason City municipal band p Clyde L Miller rodeo with 25 cowboys and cowgirls Introduction of Golden Wedding couples 730 p mConcert by Mason City municipal band p Clyde L Miller rodeo HIGHWAY HIKER KILLED 6Y AUTO Shell Rock Man Was on Way Home Frcm Circus Shell Rock Scoles 63 was fatally injured at a m Saturday when he was struck by an automobile driven by Melvin Samuelson 25 of Albert City as Scoles walked along highway 3 a mile and a half west of Waverly Sheriff Ehlert of Bremer county said Saturday Sheriff Ehlert said that Scoles was walking on the wrong side of the highway and that Samuelson told him he was blinded by the lights ot an approaching truck and did not see Scoles The Shell Rock man had at tended a circus at Waterloo and had taken a bus to Waverly and was hitchhiking home from Wa verly He is a retired farmer and leaves his wife and 2 daughters The sheriff said Samuclson was absolved in the case lowan Loses Leg Black River Falls Wis Joseph D Jennings Des Moirtes was in a station hospital here Saturday after he suffered an amputation of his right leg above the knee Friday Col New ton Bush Camp McCoy command ing officer said Jennings fell try ing to reboard a troop train He was enroute to Fort Sheridan for a discharge alter 16 months over seas Too Much Talk New Orleans JP Sen lie 68 WhOse won him renomination to the sen ate from Mississippi last month of the mouth The senator said he expected to be out the infirmary within 5 days Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday night and Sun day with strong northerly winds Sunday Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with a few light scattered showers Satur day nightCooler Sunday and in north and west portions Satur day night Strong northerly winds Sunday Lowest Saturday night 45 in north to 52 in south High Sunday 66 north to 74 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday night and Sun day with a few scattered light showers south portion Saturday night Considerably cooler Sun day night Strong northerly winds Saturday night and Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 49 At 8 a m Saturday 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 73 No Rent Boost Washington the end of a week jammed with OPA price increases and ceiling re movals Price Boss Porter came up with a word of cheer for the Public Saturday Rent ceilings will neither be increased nor removed The researchers re ported he said there are fewer vacancies and that little was spent for repairing redecorat ing or new equipment since the war began with price control Porter an The new ceilings peg beef cattle at a hundred pounds com pared with on June 30 Meat wholesalers were granted another 25 cents a hundred Sounds markup OPA figured new butcher shop ceilings will average about 6 cents more a pound for beef cuts than the housewife paid up to June 30 The actual re tail ceilings will be announced next week Packers ceilings on beef wil average higher for choice and for good including round sirloins short loins regu lar chuck and ribs No change is provided for veal or other grades of beef The hog ceilings will be at Chicago more than the old price at most terminal markets biit ranging down to more at country buying stations The old 75 cent differential on sows is eliminated bringing them up to the top ceiling level Packers ceilings on pork and lard go up a hundred pounds of dressed carcass on the average but no increase is listed for hams or shoulder cuts Loins will be higher than the old ceiling bellies lard and spare ribs Dressed lamb and mutton ceii for the choice and ceilings on choice and Wi be ceilinS n grade laTb wi1 a mcreaJe good and com mercial mutton On basic fo or choice choice loins PERSONS IN GRANDSTAND AND BLEACHERS SRO Hung Out Hour Before Racing Begins at 2nd Day of Fair More than 4000 people packed he grandstand and bleachers at the North Iowa fair Saturday with a capacity crowd to the last avail able seat nearly 20 minutes be fore the auto races were sched uled to start A wsiting line stretched across the midway at 11 a m and fair officials were forced to start sell ng tickets early in order to handle he crowd By p m the S R O sign was out for the grand stand and 20 minutes later the ast seat on the bleachers was taken Another thousand people milled iround outside the grandstand as Ihc races Rot under way with a field of 16 cars exhausts wide open in the largest racing card held at the North Iowa fair It was but a preview of Mon days racing schedule when some the fastest drivers in the mid west will compete here One day of harness racing was scheduled n between on Sunday but the harness racing had promise of being enually as good as the auto racing with entries from the fam ous Santa Anita race track here With temperatures climbing into the 80s again and the sun smiling overhead fair officials were eye ing new high attendance records for the North Iowa fair Friday nights opening of the ruthers stage show set the pace for this years fair with a bill of var iety throughout that was tops in the entertainment field This show was scheduled to continue through Sunday night Monday night the Mason City Saddle club will stage its famous fall horse show in front of the grandstand featuring some of the test horses in this area Clyde Millers rodeo is sched uled to take over at the North Iowa fair on Tuesday with the 4H Baby Beef sale scheduled at 1 p m and many other features in line for the day Fair officials pointed out that there are no OPA ceilings on 4H livestock for bid ders or packers The midway just inside the front gate was jampacked Friday aft ernoon am evening as the chil dren adopted the free gate admis sion day as Kids day They brought enough grownups with them so the crowd lasted through the evening enjoying the rifles shows and concessions The gate admission charge went into effect Saturday for the re mainder of the fair days One of the more popular com mercial exhibits was the auto show in the Merchants building where the new models filled the entire center of the floor Wonder long it would take to get that was heard frequently as the crowd admired the models Several of the commercial ex along the sides featured ancient models of automobiles by contrast with shining new ones An inchpatch quilt an em bfoidcrcd peacock dozens of cro cheted pieces and other features ot the textile exhibit as well as the familiar canned fruit and veg etables and golden brown loaves of bread and luscious cake drew some of the crowd to the second floor of the Floral hall On the ground floor of the Floral hall are the exhibits of flowers and garden produce in the center with a squash 3 feet long and 2 feet through as the queen for size Along the sides are the commercial exhibits with the ven dor of vegetable knives and fancy slicers drawing his usual crowd Except for a top junior live stock exhibit the show at tho barns is somewhat slim But the amazing number of orange red and green monsters on exhibit in the farm machinery show make up for that Farmers seemed unable to credit their eyes when they dis covered the amount of machinery They must have borrowed some of it one farmer suggested BACK TO BIKES Worland Wyo new automobiles still arent crowding Worland streets and the tired walkers evidently are taking to bicycles The Worland Junior chamber of Commerce recently ve and lambs were not previously u ;