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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1953, Mason City, Iowa Korth Iowas Doily Newspaper HOME EDITION ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I H O R S VOL LIX Aisoclated Prcu and United PWM Full Lease Seren CenU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 9 1M3 Paper Consists of Two NO va Crowd Parade Set Festival Reco Korean Mobs Protest UN Truce Action BULLETIN TOKYO W Peipmfl Red Radio Tuesday charged that President Eisenhowers offer of a mutual security pact to South Korea was an open plot aimed at sabotaging a postarmistice po litical conference dealing with Korean peace and unity PANMUNJOMKorea atmosphere of good feeling pre vailed at this truce village Tues day as staff officers plotted a fi nal ceasefire line Lt Gen William K Harrison and North Korean Gen Nam II signers of an agreement on ex changing war prisoners met for 12 minutes and then recessed until 11 a 8 p m Tues day CST by mutual agreement Bitter Words Harrison who on numerous oc casions since resumption of the truce talks last April26 had ex changed bitter words with Nam came out of the conference hut smiling Tuesday A few minutes later United Nations and Communist staff offi cers walked into the truce hut and began working on the 155mile de marcation line where firing will cease probably within a week or 10 days After the line is drawn and the ceasefire is called troops of both will move back 1V4 mile es tablishing a buffer zone between them Drawing the new line was not expected to be difficult if South Korean and Communist troops now fighting for outposts on the east ern front end the only major battle being fought in Korea Meantime the hundreds of thou sands of chanting South Koreans surged through Seoul and other ci ties Tuesday in angry demonstra tions against an impending armis tice Rocks Hurled Some rocks were hurled by one mob of more than 100000 which stormed a barricade of bayonet wielding U S military policemen and Korean police outside the Eighth Army headquarters com pound here Fire hoses played on the street ahead of the advancing mob halted its forward momentum As the crowd milled around 50 Korean policemen waded boldly in shout ing and shoving A few minutes later the crowd began breaking up No U S militarypersonnel were reported injured but many Ko reans in the unruly mob were trampled One American MP was grabbed by the mob but a Korean police man rescued him uninjured Other thousands of South Kore ans staged protest demonstrations in Pusan Taegu and Suwan in re sponse to government pleas for an allout show of resentment against an armistice which would leave the country divided and Chinese Reds in the North ON FEDERAL is a view looking down S Federal Avenue from State Street of the North Iowa Band Festival Parade The crowd lined the sidewalks or watched the event from vantage spots from buildings f One of Worst Floods 9 Are Dead at Sioux City SIOUX CITY WJFlood of the Floyd River receded slowly Tuesday disclosing a rising toll of dead in one of the worst floods in the citys history Workers continuing their grim task of a house to house check of the flooded area recovered a total of eight bodies Tuesday morning bringing to nine the deaths due to the flood in Sioux City Dr Thomas L Cpriden Wood bury County coroner said all the bodies were found in homes in the flooded area Tragically several of the victims had been offered a chance to leave and had refused to do so Dr Coriden identified the vic tims as Dora Gieslcr age unavailable found hanging on a door in her home Charles M Fish 82 retired farmer Hiswife Ida Fred Jansmv 78 whose body was found under floating wall paper in his home His wife Louise 73 found on top of a radio set Mrs Paul Hampsten 67 Her nephew Richard Davis 7 The Floyd River rose with dev astating suddeness Monday broke a dike in three places and spread over some 300 blocks of Sioux City proper as well as suburban Leeds Springdale and West Morningside Sioux City officials said the Floyd had receded rapidly after the crest had been reached By 10 am Tuesday the level had fallen 47 The rate of fall had slpwed but the river still was re ceding the officials said Tentative estimates of property damage exceeded a million dol lars The damage was expected to be more than from Mis souri River flood here last spring showboat complete with an orchestra and beautiful girls was panied USS Labor The float was sponsored by the Mason City Trades and Labor 100 Magic Number for Spectacle Queen Crowning Set for Evening It has been said that Music hath charm The 15th annual North Iowa Band Festival parade in Mason City Tuesday morning had both The music was provided by 100 bands and the charm by 100lovely queens The magic number was 100 as Mason City also was cele brating its 100th anniversary A crowd estimated at more than 30000 lined the 14block route to watch parade It was the largest parade not only in the number of participants but also in the crowd viewing the spec tacle in the history of the festi val Cloudy Skies The weatherman who held off threatening rain Sunday night when a Musiqal Salute to the Centennial was presented at East Park again cooperated for the parade Although skies were mostly cloudy only a light rain during the final minutes of the pa rade marred the affair As customary the thousands oi spectators lined up early to get first choice at every vantage point TUESDAY EVENING pm Football Stadium opens for grand finale entry of 100 bands Bruce Stengel of Wisconsin and his Baton the Manchester Marching Band Crowning of Miss North Iowa Meredith Willion the massed High school Audi torium second showing of Wom ans Club play Our Century WEDNESDAY 12 noon for candi dates for Centennial Queen at Hotel Hanford The Centennial Committee the Airport Commis sion and the Aviation Committee of the Chamber of Commerce are hosts at luncheon tovisiting notables of the aviation industry in AireORoom at the Airport 2 pm Brief program at air port open to the public 5 pm Transportation Day parade in downtown Mason City 8 East Park regular midweek concert by the Mason City Municipal Band pm High School Audi torium third and last presenta tion of the Womans Club play Our Century to watch the proceedings Window space in downtown office build ngs was at a premium while each ree along the route had a num ber of young boys clinging to it It was a colorful affair as the lands attired in snappy red blue white and other hued uniforms he beautiful queens with captivat ng smiles and waving graciously lo the crowd from shiny new con vertibles the highstepping drum majors and majorettes and the gayly decorated floats all pro ceeded along the parade route Meredith Willson Mason Citys honorary Centennial mayor and tiis wife Rini riding in a convert ible led the parade Then came1 Councilman C E Leffler seated along side Mrs Kenneth Long and Janet daughter and granddaugh ter of Mayor H E Bruce Because of illness Mayor Bruce was un able to participate Followtd Guests Bruce Stengel Marquette Uni versity medical student and one of the nations top baton twirlers followed the cars carrying the dis tinguished guests And then came the first of the 100 Mason City High School Band Following were Miss Gwendolyn Johnson of Ventura Miss North Iowa of 1952 and the reigning queen and queens of former riding in con vertibles In succession were the queens of 1938 1941 1946 1947 1949 1950 and 1951 More queens more bands floats more queens and more bands The WaTanYe Clubs float was a birthday cake with 100 gold of the Centen nial There were three units in the unit of the Boy Scouts As a proj ect the Cubs had constructed an 1880 with the bells ring they did as the train moved along the parade youth Explorer Post No 8 had a calliope READY FOR BAND FESTIVAL are a few of the 100 candidates for the title of Miss North Iowa of their way to the festival GlobeGazette photo by Miuser parade Each queen rode in a shiny new convertible ahead of the band from the city she represented 141 Die as Tornadoes i Smash Michigan Ohio while a float depicted Peace and Plenty Leon DeRocks shiny new racer was followed by a contrasting old Model T Clear Lake Float The Clear Lake Music Mothers Club float had two lovely girls seated on opposite sides of a musical lyre Wildlife was featured on the Mason City Rod Gun Club float There was a hunter and his dog along with game birds all with cornfield setting The Churches of Mason City had the Holy Bible with a gold cross on its float constructed in blue and white Mason Citys soap box derby was represented by Neil Carlson last years local winner and by a derby racer A replica of the old ist church in the county built in 1867 was the float of the Rock Falls Garden Club Waving to the crowd from the iloat of the Exchange Club were Miss Dorothy Schmock dressed as Miss Mason City of 1953and Miss Mary Lennan representing Miss Mason City of 1853 The North Iowa Fair float de picted its Exhibit Hall and the float of the Mason City Public schools had the Cornerstone of Democracy as its theme Serious Note A serious note was seen in the Red Cross float in which a wounded soldier was being given bloodplasma on the battlefield On the humorous side were the Rotary Music Makers under the embarrassed direction of F Stan ley Davis They had the old medicine wagon and offered cures the Rotary Spirit to the crowd They had their own queen Miss Rotary and feminine baton twirlers An added attraction was the ap pearance of a caravan of about 40 cars all of the same make and color carrying Oklahoma Jaycees to the national convention in Min neapolis The group was attired in Indian costumes and had as their theme Land of Red Men and Oil float of an oil derrick followed the caravan TheMason City trades and La bor Assembly float was a show CENTENNIAL MAYOR AND Willson honorary Centennial mayor and his wife Rini greet old and new friends as they head the North Iowa Band Fes tival parade joat complete with orchestra and beautiful girls while the Kiwanis llub float was built around the clubs motto We Build The Toastmasters float featured he Rusty Hinge quartet composed of WEarl Hall Earl Dean F B Schaffer and Dr R F Kunz They were directed by William C Yen erich club president A pony wagon sponsored by the olden Rule was at the end of the parade Four Hospitalized Three youngsters and an elderly voman were hospitalized during he morning after falling victim o a blistering sun which repeated y popped out from behind mostly cloudy skies Taken to local hospitals by am biance were Lannie Mellang 8 Minneapolis Kathleen Rasmusson 14 Emmons Minn and Mary Schreckengost 69 MasonCity An unidentified Britt girl also required medical attention Hospital officialssaid two of the youths were held for observation after fainting on downtown streets They were to be released Tuesday afternoon Air attending physician1 said Mrs Schreckengost was resting com fortably following a heart attack The uppermost thought in the mind of each queen candidate was Who will be Miss North Iowaof 1953 This thought probably will prevail until Tuesday nightwhen the grand finale at Roosevelt Sta dium will get under way at p m The field will be opened to the public and the grand entry of the bands will begin At the color guard queens and attendants will make their entrance with a processional of the reigning queen queens of other years 1953 queens and hostesses scheduled for 7 pm Stengel a medical student at Marquette University and one of nations top baton twirlers will CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Flint Mich Death Toll Reaches 113 j FLINT Mich UP Six roaring tornadoes smashed parts of Mich igan and Ohio Monday night killed 141 people injured over 750 and wreaked multimillion dollar prop erty damage The most deadly of the shrieking windstorms buffetted Flint a heavi ly industrialized city of 163000 about 70 miles north of Detroit In Flint alone at least 113 were killed Forty houses in one Flint street were flattened like pancakes Many mangled bodies were found Tues day in1 the wreckage of homes The tornadoes shot the nations spring twister toll to 358 dead Alabama Texas and Oklahoma have been hit hard recently The new tornado struck Michi jan while the state was stiltclean ng up the May 21 twister that vhirled through the outskirts of Dort Huron Mich and jumped he St Glair River and tore through Sarnia Ont The first tornado lashed Erie tfich just over the Michigan Ohio line from Toledo O at m At pm a twister hedge lopped through Washtenaw Coun y 35 miles to the north and swept nto Milford Oakland County 15 miles to Tawas City midway up the eastern coast of Michigan on Lake Huron was hit at pm and Flint at pm The tornado area extended from awas City down across the Ohio Michigan border to Bowling Green path of 350 fniles 1 Eight persons died in the twister hat struck the Cygnet O area ix died in the Cleveland a r e a and one each at Elyria and ong Michigan fatalities in addition o those at Flint included four ead at Erie four dead at Tawas lily one at Ann Arbor and one n Brown City near Lapeer AN EDITORIAL This Should Come OftenerThan Every 100 Years These wonderful occasions come only once every one hundred years Thats unfortunate too because they are such a marvelous tonic for all of us who are privileged to call Mason City our present home as well as our old home j If our Homecomers are enjoying we haveeverytreason to believe they it be stated from theother end ofthe line that we who still live here are drawingfrom the reunion atIeast an equal enjoyment The same can be said about the 100 queens and 100 bands that made the festival day of the celebration such a colorful event The fortunate part of this phase of the celebration is that we can have them back every year Its good for us to pause for a moment and take the backward look By resurveying the route by which weve arrived where we are we should be able most accurately arid intelligently to chart our future course Mason City has had a proud past Nature was kind almost to the point of prodigality in its bestowal of re sources in our top soil and in the earth beneath This has revealed itself in the ledger sheets down through the years p But the greatest asset of this coin munity for that been the character of thbsa who laid jts foundations on bedrock and dreamed dreams for a brighter finer future Mason City has been singular ly blessed in this regard By comparison with Europe and Asia a city at 100 years has no more than viewed its first sunrise Alongside even our own eastern seaboard areawe are scarcely at midforenoon in the course of our day under the sun Whatever the hour be reckoned to be in that meta phor it is clear that far more lies ahead than in the past While our history has been distinguished in many our future can more glorious This it seems to the GlobeGazette ia the deeper significance of our Centennial Birthday Party For the community we extend the heartiest of greetings to our residents of former years who turn to Mason City as the land where the heart is May your visit be MOST enjoyable And please dont wait for another Centennial observance for your next visit likethese visits to become habitforming 1 ;