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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF AND ARCHIVES OES UlplNEB IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS AMocUtod Pun arid United frm Full Leased Win MASOK CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1 i i J043 i FORMAL SURRENDER SATURDAY EVE AT IOWA FALLS Fugitives Discovered Stealing Lunches From Plant Workers North Iowa fair railed into the 2nd day of its 4day exposition here Saturday with clear skies aunflay is thrill day when Lucky Letts thrill show will open a 2day stand for perform ances on Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon and evening Judging continued through Sat urday for the big stock sale of beef market pigs and lambs and poultry scheduled for Mon day morning This is the largest 4H livestock show In 10 years Saturday night and Sunday mght Ernie Youngs state fair stage show will play in front of the grandstand Enthusiasm greeted the presentation of this show in front of the grandstand iriday evening as the extrava ganza featuring some the top acts of vaudeville closed the opening day of the 1945 exposi tion n From the first appearance of Ralph Snyder singing m c for the production until the entire ensemble closed the program with Taps in the Salute to VJ Day finale of the pro gram the show moved with vivacity that comes from young blood in show business And the youngsters tafee over tnis year in many of the featured acts There are Tiny and sy Gallagher as finished acrobats as one win find on the stage ana they are little more than out of kindergarten There is Kenny Carlton age 6 the wonderboy of balancing and gather areun the Gallaghertroiip that come in for acclaim and the girls of theErme Young show still in the teen age come in for a big hand The featured dancing of Mar garet Koche and her 16 Ador ii uuu jfiauuuii narrowly missed apprehending a large group of fugitives from the Eldora state training school for boys after a quickrun to Iowa Falls early Saturday it CoL D W Moss of Cedar Fails commandoof 4 companies of guardsmen called here after 2 groups of boys escaped from the institution said the detachmenl of guards arrived at Iowa Falls jost after the boys bad left there A call to Moss came from an Iowa Falls soybean plant and said the boys the number of them not determined were stealing the lunches of men employed at the plant Colonel Moss said that in stead of trying to keep the boys there the men yelled at them and they Ced Capt Clarence B Day of the patrol reported 7 more boys were apprehended early Saturday He said this left 26 or 27 youths still at large A total of 179 escaped aftera riot Wednesday and 9 es caped Thursday after they had been apprehended once Daysaid oneof the boys told him that a farmer had given him breakfast a changeof clothing and 5140 in cash after the boy had promised to give himself np Another of the youths appre hended asked Dayif the dis ciplinary squad had been abol ished at the school When Day re plied that it had he said the boy commented he would be glad to go back because he really liked v the JSldara institution TVj County Attorney W DicKarlson continued their investigation of the breaks and of the death of Honaui Miller 17 year old inmate the night before the first break An inquest into Millers death tentatively set for Saturday was postponed until nextweek Moss conferred briefly Saturday with the state agents and afterward said it was a routine matter As Gov Robert D Blue called for a sweeping survey of all of Iowas penal institutions board of contror members and representa tives of the state bureau of crim inal investigation and the attor ney generals office held a confer ence here Friday night in what was believed to be the first step Jn the investigation of this traih Ine school O S Von Krqg superintendent of the school asserted Friday night that WilliamH Lawrence cottage manager at the institution prior to his resignation following the riot gave the tip which set off the noon riot and escape Krog declared that Lawrence who had said conditions at the school were as bad as those in a nazi prison concentration camp had waited until I left and then signalled for the riot He said Lawrence had been called for using harsh disciplinary measures anfl knew he was on his way out It was disclosed that the Eldora school swimming pool had a black lining of fungus growth because the purifying equipment was out of order The pool had been used until Wednesdays disturbance Mrs Emma Weaver 84 Dies at Dubuque Mrs Emma Weaver 84 died at Dubuque early Saturday after a lingering illness Funeral ar rangements are incomplete Sur viving are a son I R Weaver of Mason City and a daughter Mrs Pearl Campbell of Rockwell The Meyer home is in charge of arrangements Weather FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday Sat urday night and Sunday Cool er Saturday and Saturday night Somewhat warmer Sunday Iowa Fair and cooler Saturday and Saturday night Sunday fair and a little warmer Minnesoia FairSaturday night and Sunday cooler Saturday night a little warmer Sunday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 91 Minimum Friday 57 At 8 a m Saturday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 47 Precipitation trace Racing Tops North Iowa Fair Program ffrrn j Thrill Day Highlights Sunday Card specialty dancing of Jean Devanney and the singing of Paula Boone and her Harmon ettes stopped the show on sev eral numbers Mel Hall unicyclist received the best hand of the evening for his feats performed on the high wheel Torn and Betty Waters tight wire and high perch performers gave a brilliant exhibition of balancing Monahan and Morris on the xyl ophone received a hearty enchore when Monahan played Tiger Rag The Happy Harrison circus received hearty response from the youngsters and the Gallaghers won the hearts of everyone cli maxing the show with MuggsyV triple somersault from a to on the shoul v elaborate featuring new dances such as the Rhumba from South America a Study in Pink and Aztec num ber which are outstanding It is another Ernie Young hit and that means good entertainment The North Iowa fair will con tinue through Saturday Sunday and Monday with agricultural ex hibits farm machinery shows and amusements The William T Col lins shows arc on the midway aft ernoon and evening The sale of poultry market pigs and lambs will start at 10 a m Monday The baby beef sale is scheduled at a m Grand stand shows start at 2 p m and p m daily Admission to the grounds is free only charge made is for parking cars Gates open at 9 a m each day except Sunday when the n grounds are to be opened at a m 10 IOWAN REFUSED TO LEAVE POST Continued to Five After Torpedo Hit Moines story of an Iowa navy gunner who con inued to man his station on the ight cruiser USS Reno after a orpedo had crashed into the main deck aft was revealed by the navys branch office here Satur day in reporting the action against he Reno which occurred last Nov Ut fiUll mount damaged in the torpedo strike refused to leave his station he navy announcement said and stilt of the damage he main tained firepower The cruiser now is undergoing repairs at the navy yard Charles on S Car for damage sustained n the action which Jeft her en gines powerless and her decks al most awash JUDGING UNDER North lowas 4H judging teams began their work Friday judg ing market beef at the North Iowa fair Here they are shown going over beefthat will be up for auction at the baby beef sale morning at the fair i and Iambs be sold Monday morning WHAT LARGE R Whitfield poultry judge Iowa State college Ames shown at the right in the flower pic ture stopped lo exclaim What Urge flowers as he passed L C Grove horticulturist at Iowa State college hile he was judging the flower show Grove is holding decorative dahlias and incidentally he piniied a blue ribbon on them Lock Photos K A engr Drowns in Attempt to Save Companion JFairchild Manly 12 tried to save his 12 year old companion after he fell off a raft and both drowned Friday in thc fateger pond near Fairfield Manly son of Mr and Mrs Earl Manly dived in after Rodney Makepiece son of Mr and Mrs Jessie Makepiece knowing that Rodney could not swim The bodies were recovered after the accident by Paul North Iowa Fair Program living nearby hutf forts to revive them failed JIUJGU Delay School Opening Due to Polio Here The Mason City board of health decided Saturday to postpone the opening of local public schools un til Sept 17 as a precautionary measure against infantile paraly sis Holy Family and St Josephs schools also will be closed Dr C M Pranchcre city health Director said there was no polio epidemic here but that 13 cases have been reported so far and local medical men believe tha pos sibility more next week war rants keeping the schools closed begin Classes were scheduled to Tuesday morning Sept 4 R H Irons superintendent of schools said all school activities including faculty meetings sched uled for Monday have been post poned until Sept 17 Thus teach ers who have already arrived in Mason City may return to their homes for 2 weeks and those who had planned to come here over the weekend need not make the trip The Cerro Gordo county chap ter of the National Foundation lor Infantile Paralysis has handled expenses of 13 infantile cases so far this year according to A M Schanke chairman of the local chapter Ten were in Mason City and 3 in Clear Lake Football practice has been can celled as have also the 1st 2 games It is planned to resume practice on Sept 17 FIND 2 IOWANS IN JAP PRISON Ofuna Prison Camp Near Yo kohama lowans have been reported found among the prisoners of this camp where ac cording to accounts given by the pris oners ijjpw rescued Japarieseguards and captors tor tured beat and killed Americans Lt Laurel Boline 26 Sioux City Iowa uas among survivors of a Saipan based Superfortress downed last May 23 over Tokyo J landed in a field Boline re lated and surrendered to civil ians who beat the livig tar out of me with fists umbrellas and clubs Among the oldtimers at this hidden and unregistered torture farm was Radioman Marvin Bal born of Garrison who said the Japanese would not allow him to have any mail or Red Cross packages He showed a copy of a Japanese order to those captured on Wake Island decreeing death for such crimes as using more than 2 blankets eating too much and be ing too egotistic HOLD FLAG KAISING Iowa of the W Paul Hyman post of the American Legion be in charge of special flag raising ceremonies at each of the Iowa morning Buy Falls schools Tuesday your War Bonds and from your GlobeGazette SATURDAY SEPT 1 concert by he Mason City band sin m SUNDAY SEPT 2 Gales open at 10 a charge at the outside gate except 25 tt parkinsr chanro or m ji ellt eAtepi p jn 8 p m Band concert by the Mason City band rtfhntoS Drivers thrm ana Band concert by the Mason City band Ernie Ymmpc and 6 vaudeville acts MONDAY SEPT 3 at 9 a No at the outside gate U 2 n concert by the Mason City band 2 pmsLucky Lott thrill show and acts in front of the grand concert fay the Mason City band Lucky Lott Hell Drivers thrill show and free acts in ii om ol the grandstand Sees Higher Prices on Cotton Textile Items Washington retail Gunners mate S M Tes prices for work clothine sheets 2SS oLrttl on textile items are headingthis vay The increases will result the JPA said Saturday from Bank head amendment increases at the mill level The first increases included heels and pillow cases shirting amorays and coverts and some ther work clothing fabrics They anged from 2 to per cent A Reminder previously announced no editions of the Globe Gazette will be distributed Monday Labor day This will be your lostissued un til For purposes of preserv ing the continuity of the comic strips the regular Monday installments are being presented in this pa per along with the days regular quota Dr G E Harrison Who Commanded Army Overseas Dies After Return Dr Glenn E Harrison 42 who was to have resumed his medical practice Saturday at the Park hos pital after a brilliant career of almost 5 years in the army died at midnight at his home at 709 SrdN E of coronary occlusion Funeral services will be held at the Major memorial chapel at 10 a mMonday with Doctor Lloyd A Gustafson of the First Metho dist church in charge Surviving are his wife and 2 children Frederick and Jean Also surviving are 2 brothers Ber dette and Dean Naven a sister Mrs Raymond Ritchie and his mother Mrs Frederick Harrison all of Corning Dr Harrisons associated phy sicians at the Park hospital stated as far as they knew Dr Harrison had not previously suffered heart disease although he said once in his army career he had some of the symptoms Coronary occlusion usually develops from excessive strain and it is believed thai hi strenuous assignment as the com manding officer of army hospitals in north Africa Corsica and France left their mark on his health As they were about to retire Friday night Dr Harrison com plained to his wife that he had a pain in his chest and was short of breath He went outside where he fell on the lawn When Dr George Crabb and oiher neighbors arrived he was dead Dr Harrison at the time he was placed on terminal leave and placed on the inactive army list last month wis a colonel in the own planes off into hiding might start something Spaatz warned that any siign of trouble in this occupation his planes were ready to drop at least 8000 tons of bombs on Japan Tokyo was reported declared out of bounds to all Americans including correspondents because of an incident but the particulars were not known here nor could the order itself be confirmed The white house announced it had been notified by MacArthur that the surrender ceremonies would go on the air at p m Saturday Central war time The while house said Mr Tru man would broadcast a speech of about 8 or 9 minutes during the ceremony after which the broad cast would be switched back to the Missouri for brief addresses MacArthur and Nimitz The president will be stand I by in the broadcast room of school at Corning from which he the white house listening in on ttas graduated in 1921 He atlhe surrendersigning ceremony tended the University of Jona and waItinB for the signal for him hlS mCfliCal the actors heir grcc m 1DZ8 pjaces wcre thc 8th army mm oj After 3 years of snecial train rf rm T ing in pediatrics at the University of he spent a year at Duke university hospital at Durham N Car from where he came to Jla son City Dr Harrison was married TRUMAN PLANS TALK ON RADIO Battleship Missouri Is Site of Finish of Worlds Bloodiest War Yokohama p The worlds bloodiest war will come to an of ficial end Sunday Japanese when emissaries of Japan step aboard the battleship Missouri for a surrender ceremony starting about 9 a m 7 p m Saturday Central WaiTime General MacArthur conferred with Admirals Nimitz and Halsey and Air General Spaatz and Ken ney on the momentous meeting which will be broadcast to a world which once trembled to the threats and acts of the pugnacious empire President Truman will broad cast from Washington during the height of the ceremoiy which expected here to continue for at least 30 minutes Gen MacArthur as supreme al lied commander and Nimitz as the official signatory of the surrender Delay Broadcast By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS America and the rest of the world will have to wait for an hour or more after the actual event to hear the voices of the allied commanders who accept Japans formal surrender The historic ceremony is sched uled to start aboard the mighty battleship Missouri in Tokyo bay at 9 a m Sunday Tokyo time or 7 p m Saturday U S central war time The ceremony will be recorded aboard the Missouri The records and press copy will be Radio Tokyo and an Amer for transmission to America and the world The recorded broad cast to America ill get under way about 8 p m Saturday cen tral war time But if the cere mony should he slower than an ticipated the broadcast to the U S might be delayed from 15 min utes to a half hour document for the United States will broadcast from aboard the Missouri Up to the last moment Mac Arthur was taking no chances that some fanatic some diehard mili tarist some kamikaze such as those known to have flown their DR G E HARRISON medical corps As an officer in the reserve he had been assigned to Camp Robinson Ark in De cember 1940 He then became the surgeon of the 8th port of em barkation at Boston long after the invasion of Africa he became the head of an army hos pital there following the array to Corsica and later to France Dr Harrison had beena resi dent of Mason City and a member of the Park hospital in the field of pediatrics since 1931 born at Feb 24 1303 He attended the high n J931 to Dr Lucille Chase who was Lt that time associate professor of child welfare at Kansas State col lege Dr Harrison was a member of he Lions club and during the first years of his residence here was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce He was a member of the Masonic lodge Besides holding membership in the American Medical association he was a member of the Iowa State Pedi atric society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Early in his career Dr Harrison became an officer in the reserves and it was in this status that he was called into service a year be fore this country entered the war He won successive promotions A few days before his death he was notified that the 35th hospital unit at Corsica of which he was the commander was awarded the meritorious service unit plaque Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Lt Gen Robert L Eichelbcrger scheduled to begin their mass landings in the bay sector by nightfall Saturday night A radio report said the landings already had begun As a backdrop there was the black horror endured by prisoners of war who poured from their stockades of death and degrada tion with bloodfreezing accounts of the wanton cruelties inflicted upon them in the years when Japan was riding the crest of con quest Now as the gaunt Lt Gen Wamwright remarked the shoe was on the other foot He and his staff who survived the forced sur render of the Philippines and the evil years behind enemy wire ar rived to witness the Japanese sur render signatures Sunday Satur day night U S time aboard the battleship Missouri Japanese imperial headquarters made one halfhearted attempt lo postpone the national ignominy a little longer by asking MacArthur Saturday for further conferences on surrender terras but it was de dared at his headquarters that the Missouri ceremony would proceed i as scheduled Throughout the Pacific the Japanese were surrendering or ar ranging to surrender vast forces peaceably The only untoward in icidenl reported was the attempted V ;