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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tjair1 1EPAHTKENT SiF HIST9NY AN AKC i YiL 3L J I A THE NIWSfAKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Press Press full Leased a Copy Consists SEE 50000 FAIR ATTENDANCE MARK 0 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Union Cllj Bondt p IVTAD Qaincy Tuesday 8 p m WO1 Ames Taesda m tVSUL Cilj Tboridi o m Farmings Role in the American Economy T7OR Iowa and other breadbas ket states today there is no more important question than WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR AG RICULTURE The wellbeing and prosperity of all of us is bound up in the answer to that question During the past 10 years tillers of the soil have enjoyed a finan cial success unprecedented in world history The bounceback from the depression was under way in 1937 then came the Euro pean war then our own entry into World war II It all added up to a hungry market for our abundant harvests Prices were high and the weather man was on the farmers side for 10 consecutive years Some 30 million acres were added to our crop land Prices today are more than double those which prevailed in 1939 1NE would like to believe that this agricultural boom is go ing to continue indefinitely Bu1 history experience and common sense all testify against that as a probability or even as a pos sibility Food production remains at the wartime level and well above Americas normal peacetime re quirements Two factors are oper ative in this situation One Ameri can industry is operating at near maximum Two the hungry world is receiving an inordinate portion of our peak production Certainly the world demand for American foodstuffs is going to taper off wjibjnJhe next few years and there is that our own industrial economy will continue at its present dizzy pace ITS all right to hope for a per petuation of our present agri cultural prosperity but no realis tic person will be guilty of ex peeling it and counting on it Quite generally I thiuk it can be agreed our farm people have kept their heads through theii years of good times Theyve ac quired homes and liquidated in debtedness But an even more eloquent tes timonial to their common sense i contained in the fact that there have been no such runaway lam prices as obtained in the perioi after the last war A capacity fo learning from painful experienc has been demonstrated WHAT lies ahead for agricul ture is conjectural But in al of America I know of nobody bet ter qualified to voice an opinion than Chester C Davis of St Lou is president of the federal reserv bank and vice chairman of th research and policy subconimitte 3f the Committee for Economi Development Mr Davis is a native of Iowa i 1912 graduate of Grinncll col ege From Iowa he went to Mon ana where he was a netvspape iditor in Miles City and Boze nan As head man in Triple ind as food administrator h lemonstrated an unusual grasp o igricultural problems Shortly before congress ad purned he was invited by th gricultural committee of th iouse to present his views on Dngrange program for farming t is from his report on that oc asion that I shall be drawing i he remainder of this visit wit ou Holiday Traffic Deafhs Soar to 8 in HIGHWAY TOLL IN U S MOUNTS TO 170 SO FAR Nations Accidental Fatalities Near 250 Mark With 9 in State Iowas death toll for the Labor day weekend stood at 9 Monday with 8 of the deaths accounted for by traffic accidents and 1 by jowning while the nations acci dental fatalities reared the 250 mark with 170 killed in highway rashes The traffic toll sent Iowas mo tor vehicle death total for 1947 up o 345 compared with 337 on Sept 1 a year ago The Iowa traffic fatality total to 1 more day to go in he long the es irnate of Dan Steele state direc or of safety education who said hat at least 8 persons would die n auto accidents over the week Tom R Pendry 16 Moines was killed and of Des 5 other eenage youths were injured when the car in which they were riding went out of control and rolled over several times 5 miles west of Des Moines about mid night Sunday One of the traffic accidents ended Des Moines record string of 105 consecutive days without a traffic fatality The drowning was that of Leon Schreiber 40 Hnmboldt farmer who drowned when he fell into the Des Moines river east of Hum boldt while fishing Dr James Btdington pronounced Schreiber dlad after firemen had worked for more than an hour to revive him Des Moines record ended when Button about 60 of St Jo rHE St Louis farm authority and banker prefaced his re ort by a prediction that the pres nt level of farm prosperity can ot continue indefinitely I expect to see prices of farm roducts work lower as the early ostwar demands fall off he said I expect this tendency to fle elop and continue in spite of any now on the books or enacted iter though we can all be glad lat we have legislation aimed to ipport farm prices for a limited riod while farmers get their af ire in order Farm prices he added will break before other rices do because wages and con oiled or managed prices are hat he calls sticky This of rurse has been the pattern in e past UT Mr Davis is in no sense a fatalist on this subject He not ily believes that we can avoid a petition of what happened after orld war I but he offers a broad ogram designed to avoid that petition Its an overall outline ther than a blueprint Most important in the long IIRC program is it that America lintain a high level of produc CONTINUED ON PAGE Z seph Mo died at a Des Moines hospital Sunday of injuries suf Eered when he was struck Satur day night by a truck Roland James Wilkie 6year old son of Mr and Mrs George Wilkie of Menlo was killed when he was struck by a car in the business district of Stuart Satur day night Other deaths since 6 p m Fri day Mrs Elmer Rnapp McGregor killed Friday night when the pickup truck she was drivinj overturned on highway 18 west of McGregor Mansel Main 27 Osceola Glenn E Berry 23 Madrid and David Bolton 45 Osceola killed when the car in which they were riding and a truck collided early Satur day on highway 6 near Colfax William L Kulas 58 Cedar Rapids killed Saturday when the truck he was driving was in col lision with a train at Cedar Rap ids The national Labor day week end accidental death toll was near 250 as the last day of the 3day holiday began Monday Death had scythed 170 motorists from the highways since 6 p m Friday 36 persons had drowned and 39 been killed in miscellan eous accidents putting total fatal ities at 245 The National Safety council hac predicted a total motor acciden toll of 250 for the long weekend The air age was reflected in th figure of 39 miscellaneous acci dents 11 of the deaths occurred in small plane crashes Michigan home state of thi automobile industry led the na tion in number of automobile acci dent deaths with 16 Texas fol lowed with 14 fatalitiesand Cali fornia and New York with 11 Illinois had the greatest tola of deaths from all causes 21 Seven died in traffic crashes 3 in airplane mishaps 7 due to miscel laneous causes and 4 by drown ing More than 26000000 automo biles were estimated to have hi the highways over the weekend a fair weather lured the nation ou to the open spaces St Louis helped keep its traf fie accidents low by sending i couple of patrolmen aloft in L Stinson planes to patrol the high ways from the air SAME Black llit means traffic In 24 hoars Truman Off on Air Trip to Brazil Belem Brazil Truman took off from Belem for a flight across the Brazilian jungle at a m EDT Monday on the final lap of his trip to Rio de Janeiro Mr Trumans 4engined plane he Independence landed at the Belem airport at a m con cluding a 4 hour 21 minute early morning flight from Port of Spain Trinidad The plane was due at Rio de Janeiro about 2 p m A festive reception and parade were to greet the president there With the president on his first trip in the Independence were Mrs Truman Miss Margaret Tru man the Brazilian ambassador and his wife and a group of white bouse aides Mr Truman was going to Brazil to address the closing session of the inrerAmerican conference Tuesday and to take part in Bra zilian Independence day celebra tions REDS WIN IN HUNGARY VOTING Communists Strongest Party in Coalition Budapest 4 leftist parties forming the Hungarian coalition government won a 3 to 2 victory over the combined oppo sition in Sundays election and the communists became the countrys strongest single party according o final official returns announced Monday A close 2nd to the communists n the announced popular vote was the Catholic democratic peoples jarty opponents of the govern ment American observers denounced he election as the greatest vote fraud ever perpetrated They re Dorted as many as 750000 fraudu ent voting cards used by flying squads of repeat voters dispatched by the communists Arrest Paris Theater Owner 87 Die in Fire Paris Mouillade owner of the suburban Rueil the ater where 87 persons died in a fire Saturday night was held Monday on a charge of involun tary manslaughter Mouillade also was charged with failure to observe safety precautions lack of which turned the theater into an inferno and reduced the balconies to a pile of cinders full of unrecognizable bodies Village officials said more than half of the identified victims were under 20 years of age The 550 seat theater was re ported jammed to the limit with folding seats in the aisles and 3 exit doors partly blocked when the fire broke out LOOK INS IDE Legion Raps Communists Elects ONeil Commander See page 2 Golf Professional at Algona Burns to Death See state page Tardiff Koch Tie for Iowa Open Title See sports page A coin mechanism has been de vised to control the radio in guest rooms in hotels GlobeGazette Photo LARGEST CROWD AT largest grandstand crowd at the North Iowa fair for the first 4 days was on Saturday afternoon the 2nd day of auto racing when 4340 jammed the grandstand and filled the bleachers The Sat urday night crowd of 2511 was exceeded Sunday night when 3089 filled the grandstand and part of the bleachers North iowa Fair Program DAY livestock auction Lambs Pigs Baby beeves City municipal hand concert Miller rodeo City municipal band concert Miller rodeo UN Proposal Favors Split in Palestine Lake Success N Y fight n the United Nations general as embly loomed Monday over a ommittee plan to divide Palestine of the fairgrounds young and old Flivver Land At Airport Near Brussels Brussels Americans flying around the world in Piper supercruisers landed at Evere air port outside Brussels Sunday night after an uneventful flight from London Clifford V Evans and George W Truman went to the Palace hotel where they slept late Mon day Iowa Wins Legion Award for Best Community Service New York for the 3rd consecutive year has won the American Legions James A Drain award for the state with the best community service record Ameri can Legion officials have an nounced The service includes work in Boy Scout affairs citizenship playgrounds and related activities GlobeGazette Photo NEW 4H Gordo countys 4H clubs held their annual election of county officers Saturday noon From left to right above are the ones elected Earl Dean Hyde Clear Lake president Carl Cooper Clear Lake vice president James Bon ner Swaledale secretary and Delmar Diercks Mason City treasurer Each of the 13 clubs nominated a candidate and the one receiving the largest number became president 2nd largest vice president 3rd secretary and 4th treasurer REPORT 37999 DURING 4 DAYS OF EXPOSITION SecretaryManager of North Iowa Event Says Total Will Beat 1946 North Iowa fair attendance was expected to climb above the 50000 mark Monday with sunny skies comfortable temperatures and a Labor day holiday to bring out the crowds Paid gate admissions for the first 4 days of the fair totaled 37 999 the auditors reported plus approximately 1600 paid tickets held by exhibitors 4H and FFA members and officials Well beat last years attend ance mark by quite a bit de clared SecretaryManager M C Lawson The attendance for the first 4 days is practically the same but the 5th day last year was a Tuesday and this year it is Labor day Total attendance the 5th day last year was 7494 most of it at night I wouldnt be surprised to see Mondays attendance top the 12 000 mark which would put us well over 50000 paid admissions this year Here are comparative attend ance figures for the 2 years 1946 1947 1st day 5526 2nd day 9509 9529 3rd day12601 11150 4th day 12534 11794 5th day 7494 Sundays was the top crowd so far this year with 11794 counted through the 3 gales The evening show last appearance of the Cameos of 1947 clocked 3089 into the grandstand as compared with 2389 for the horse races in the afternoon Mondays show will be Clyde Millers rodeo for both afterr and evening grandstand pre tations The pounding hool tlie fine riding stock and bawling cattle from the enclosu spurred early sales of grandst seats The cowboys in their highheelec boots and broad brimmed hatf also drew admiring gazes from the boys and girls on the grounds who pulled their elders toward the box office At the barns on the west end ito Arab and Jewish states and dmit 150000 Jewish immigrants n the next 2 years The 11nation U N special ommittee on Palestine Sunday ight unanimously recommended loly Land independence from iritains 25 year old mandate at he earliest practicable date A 7member majority urged lartition of Palestine into Arab nd Jewish nations and an inter national city of Jerusalem and admission of 150000 Jews into the ewish territory during the 2year xansition period A 3member minority called for a federal ArabJewish state and entry of Jews up to the absorp ive capacity of the Jewish por lon during a transition period of up to 3 years The majority would give the lews eastern Galilee the central coastal plain taking in Haifa laffa and Tel Aviv and the Beer heba subdistrict includingmost of the southern desert It would allot the Arabs western Galilee the Samarian and Judean lill country and the southern coast rom Isdud to the Egyptian fron jer Haifa and Jaffa ports would je operated in the common in terest under an economic union of the 2 states The minority divi sion was somewhat different U N headquarters here made public a 3000word summary of the 50000word report signed in Geneva shortly before Sunday midnight The 55nation general assembly which set up the com mittee in special session last May will take up the report when it meets in New York Sept 16 were admiring the ribbons which were awarded Saturday to both 4H and open class livestock Only activity Monday forenoon was the boys district demonstra tion contest for 4H teams being judged by Cliff Cairnes Albert Lea former head of Minnesotas boys 4H work The 4H stock was getting a final grooming at noon as the youngsters prepared literally for the payoff The auction of 4H market stock was scheduled for I oclock with lambs pigs and baby beeves being sold in that order Nearly 200 baby beeves were to be sold to the highest bidder Yuletide Hint Meflford Ore 116 days until Christmas but heres a hint The Rogue national forest office reports bids on tracts of Shasta firs to be cut for the Christmas tree trade brought wholesale of fers of 26 cents a lineal double any previous years first sale bids Wainwright Changes to Civilian Clothes for hrst Time Since 1902 San Antonio Tex Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright the man who came back to take vengeance for his bitter defeat at Corregidor was enjoying his first day of civilian life since 1902 Monday Wainwright retired from the army Sunday with tears in his eyes His last official act was to read his order of retirement to 2500 troops and to flash them a snappy straightarm salute Then he marched down from the reviewing stands to the strains of Auld Lang Syne played by 3 bands which formed a large letter W on the parade ground before him The words were sung by Robert W Carver Trinity univer sity sophomore Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Clearing Monday preceeded b y scattered thundershowers extreme east portion early Monday morning somewhat warmer east and south portion Fair Monday night and Tues day with moderate tempera tures High Monday 8590 Low Monday night 5863 Mason City Fair Monday night and Tuesday with moderate temperatures Low Monday night 5863 High Monday and Tuesday 8590 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Sunday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 49 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 87 Minimum 64 At 8 a m Monday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum ;