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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VPL ui Associated Ptesn United Press full LeaMd Wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3 1946 TWj Paper Consists at Two No OVERFLOW CROWD AGAIN JAMS FAIR COMEDY ON A Platt who sneaked into the North Iowa fair horse show without benefit of his name on the official program is shown here just before he was knocked from his mount in the musical chair class Of course riding in a standing position is a little precarious at any time GlobeGazette WINS IN PLEASURE Lockwood of Rock ford riding Texas Gentleman was the winner in the 3 gait pleasure class at the North Iowa fair horse show Monday night Miss Vera Thomas is shown giving the award L F Peters is atthe mike and Charles Golden Austin Minm judge is just ahead of the horse GlobeGazette I Near Capacity Crowd Greets North Iowa Fair Horse Show A near capacity crowd the 2nd annual North Iowa fair hbrseshow Monday night when a greatly increased field of horses gjlCClHJ was entered into competition and presented a snappy fast moving contestsponsored by the Mason City Saddle club The stock parade of some 70 horses of 4H memberspreceded the per formance to give someshow of what was in store for the final day of the fair when the Baby Beef sale was scheduled Some of the finest horses in North Iowa and Southern Minne sota appeared on the program with June NMe owned by E C Braun and ridden by Richard Dempsey Fairmont Minn lead ing the field and taking the high moneyin the 5 gait stake class As an extra on the program i C H Potter Fairmont Minn presented a new type of driving pony to this area the Hackney class of English park ponies Used originally by the knights of old in England this pony which is larger than the Shetland but smaller than a horse has a deal of spirit and power They are used chiefly in England for driv ing Les Platt and his spotted mule added the comedy to the show when he entered his favorite in the musical chair class He was eliminated on the first try but reentered later on a midget mule with no more success The North Iowa fair horse show was received well by the crowd with Charles Golden of the Hor jnel Foundation Austin Minn judging and Ora Bayless Mason City acting as the ringmaster L F Peters Mason City was the announcer Preceding the evening per formance the St Ansgar march ing band performed in front the grandstand Music for the evening show was by the Mason City Municipal band Horse Show Results Class No Class Gyp sy owned and ridden by John Hunchis Plymouth 1st King owned andridden by Billy Hun chis Plymouth 2nd Lindy owned by Roger Oleson ridden by Tiny Oleson Forest City 3rd Starlight owned by Roger Oleson ridden by Evelyn Oleson Forest City 4th Bonnie owned and ridden by Bon nie Meyers Mason City 5th Class No Harness Class Copper King owned by W E At kinson driven by Harold Curtis Fergus Falls Minn 1st Ebony Parader owned by C H Potter driven by Richard Dempsey Fair mont Minn 2nd Flicka of Gold owned by F T Cary driven by E A Trueblood Osage 3rdHi land Hour owned and driven by Paul Pritchard Mason City 4th Class No Gait Pleas ure Class Texas Gentleman owned and ridden by Ruth Lock wood Rockford 1st El Diablo Blanco owned and ridden by Jackie Morrill Albert Lea Minn 2nd Lady Babette owned by Oma D Kelly ridden by Leah McKee 3rd Patches owned and ridden by C F Renner Clear Lake 4th Scooter owned and ridden by A B Hale Mason City 5th Class No Horse Class Nubbins owned and ridden bj Howard Sorenson Clear Lake 1st Prince owned and ridden by W E Griner Greine 2nd May owner and ridden by J E Wenck Gar ner 3rd Trigger ownd by Wes ley Alden ridden by Donald Al den Garner 4th Baby Snooks U S to Uncover Yugoslavia Dispute SEE APPROVAL OF NOTE FROM MARSHAL TITO Yugoslav Embassy Sends Protest on American Flights Over Country Washington state de partment Tuesday promised a full statement either Tuesday night or Wednesday on the dispute with Yugoslavia over the forced crashes of two American army transport planes A department press officer who made the announcement would give no information on what the statement might contain It was generally in the depart ment however that the state ment would express American satisfaction at the receipt of a new note from Marshal Tito Informed officials said that note delivered Sunday in Belgrade ex pressed official regrets over the incidents and contained assurances that the Yugoslav armed forces had been given strict instructions not to fire henceforth on Ameri can planes The planes attacked by Yugo slav fighters crashed Aug 9 and 19 Five American lives were lost m the latter crash Meanwhile the Yugoslav em bassy confirmed that it had de livered another note to the state department Friday protesting again at what it charges were un authorized flights of American planes over Yugoslav territory This note said the Yugoslav government cannot bear any re sponsibility for the crashes This statement causeds ie c u a tipn among American officials as to Tito will pay an indem nity bill not yet presented by this country Anews conference Tuesdayat which Undersecretary William L Clayton was to have discussed the Yugoslav situation was cancelled Government officials said Mon day the situation appeared headed for a diplomatically satisfactory conclusion Such an ending officials said might have the additional effect of lessening the current tension between the United States and Russia Officials who should know told a reporter it was good specula tion that the state department in the absence of both Secretary Byrnes Un dersecretary Dean would announce a new note from Yugoslavias Marshal Tito con taining 1 An official apology for the incidents one of which cost five American lives 2 Assurances that they would not be repeated The two army transport planes reportedly off course because of bad weather crashed in Yugo slavia Aug 9 and 19 after being fired upon by Yugoslav fighters In the fact of an American ulti matum Tito told U S Ambassa dor Richard C Patterson orally that he deplored the events He added that strictest orders had gone out to his armed forces nol to fire on foreign planes in the future owned and ridden by Dick Dunn Mason City 5th Class No Gait Stake Golden Eagle owned by W E At kinson ridden by Harold Curtis Fergus Falls Minn 1st Born to Love owned by C H Potter rid den by Richard Dempsey Fair mont Minn 2nd Old Glory owned by Mrs W E Befort rid den by E A Trueblood Osage 3rd Lady Babette owned by Oma Kelly ridden by Lea McKee Ma son City 4th Ikes Delight owned and ridden by Patty Jo Peters Mason City 5th Class Gait Pleasure Class Sunday Morning owned by William P Ronan ridden by Mrs S M Higgenson Decorah 1st Teppy owned and ridden by Mrs Fred Hunchis Plymouth 2nd Hi land Hour owned and ridden by Paul Pritchard Mason City 3rd Class No Chair Prince owned and ridden by W E Griner Greene the winner from a field of 14 horses and a mule Class No Gait Stake June Nile owned by E C Braun ridden by Richard Dempsey Fair mont Minn 1st Flashy Choice owned by Merle Atkinson ridden by Harold Curtis Fergus Falls Minn 2nd Bonnie Stonewall owned by F T Cary ridden by E A Trueblood Osage 3rd Bril liant Flash owned and ridden by ML Lewis Mason City 4th Sunday Morning owned by W P Ronan ridden by Mrs S M Hig genson Decorah 5th ITS BUSTIN OUT ALL what can be said of the North Iowa fair crowd for 1946 This picture of a section of the overflow crowd at Mondays auto races shows about how close one could get to the race track WL Patton 83 one of the earliest fair officials living today sat on this fence to watch the races because he could not find another seat GlobeGazette Iowa Death Total at 10 312 in US By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The count of accidental deaths in Iowa over the Labor day week end stood at 9 Tuesday Eight of the deaths resulted from traffic accidents compared with 2 such deaths during the La bor day weekend last year The tollbrought to 339the number of motor vehicle deaths in Iowa this year compared with 198 at the same time a year ago Two other deaths resulted from a plane crash Monday near Lenox Iowa in which Pilot Elaine Tom lin 37 Peoria Heights 111 and Miss Virginia Wiley 30 Cedar Rapids Iowa were killed Iowa traffic victims in the Fri day night to Tuesday morning pe riod included Guy Scoles Shell Rock Tony Kastrak 43 Madison Wis Wil liam F Johnston 85 Des Moines Mrs Claire Haight 36 Tama William H Rentschler Carroll Nick Cook 78 Readlyn Jay Noll an 19 Van Home and Bert WoodCastalia All of the victims died in separate accidents More than 300 persons suffered violent deaths as the nation cele brated its final extended holiday weekend of the summer Homebound vacationists and tourists jammed most of the coun trys highways over the 3day La bor day holiday and national traf fic fatalities surpassed the esti mate made by the national safety council At least 312 persons were killed in the United States including 225 in traffic mishaps The council had estimated 350 persons would die from public accidents over the holiday weekend including 210 in traffic accidents The 312 total compared with 361 violent deaths for the 1945 Labor day holiday and 245 for Labor day weekend in 1944 In addition to the 212 traffic fa talities there were 50 violent deaths from miscellaneous causes while 37 persons drowned Only one reported no violent deaths Cali fornia led the states in violent deaths with 29 including 25 traf fic fatalities New York State ranked 2nd with 24 including 19 traffic deaths Totals by states listed as traf fic drownings and miscellaneous causes included Illinois 11 3 1 Iowa 702 Kan sas 200 Minnesota 211 Mis souri 211 Nebraska 1 0 0 South Dakota 101 Wisconsin 505 Byrnes to Address Germans in Stuttgart 1 Berlin S military gov ernment officials announced def initely Tuesday that Secretary of State James F Byrnes would ad dress a special meeting of German officials in the American occupa tion zone Friday at the opera house in Stuttgart Byrnes is expected to arrive in Stuttgart Friday morning from the Paris peace conference His unprecedented appearance in Ger many is expected to be the oc casion for an important state men on future American policy toward Germany The word greenhorn originally was applied to a deer or other animal with nexvly grown horns Dislike It Up New Brighton Minn county deputy sheriffs Tues day were holding 2 12yearold boys who didnt want to start to school The law officers said the boys did about damage to district 36 school near here They entered the school last Saturday and splashed a quantity of white paint on walls and desks Sunday they were said to have returned to tear up all the hooks they could find Two electric clocks were smashed in the rebellion and food stores for noon lunches were dumped on the floor and squirted with firs extinguishers Then the fire extinguishers were smashed The boys will appear before juvenile authorities in St Paul Thursday HeirensIs Declared Sane by Board of Psychiatrists Find Chicago Youth Has DECKER STRIKE VOTE NEXT WEEK Local Plant One of 229 in Referendum The Jacob E Decker and Sons plant in Mason City will be one of the 229 packing plants through out the nation in which the CIO Packinghouse Workers of America announced Tuesday that a strike vote will be taken next week While local packinghouse work ers union leaders had no comment to make on the forthcoming vote they stated that the local packing plant is included in the referen dum The referendum ballot will af fect approximately 200000 pack inghouse workers in 110 inde pendent packing plants and 119 Armour Swift Cudahy Wilson or Morrell plants in all sections of the country it wasstated at the union headquarters in Chi cago A union spokesman at the na tional headquarters stated the UPWA was seeking a guaranteed annual wage a hourly mini mum wage for both men and a cost of living bonus and a health and welfare fund He i said the unions contracts ex pired in August and thst negoti ations with the packers were con tinuing Currently the spokesman said the wage for packing house workers varies from 88 cents an hour in metropolitan areas down to about 71 cents in the south with women receiving less The average wage he added is 96 cents an hour in plants of the major packers Believe Ragen Victim of Mercury Poisoning Chicago County Cor oner A L Brodie said Tuesday that a post mortem examination of James M Ragsn wealthy 65 year old Racing News distributor indi cated he could have died of mer curial poisoning instead of gun shot wounds The death of Ragen Aug 14 at first had been attributed to heart disease complications resulting from gunshot wounds After he was ambushed and wounded by shotgun assassins on a south side street he blamed remnants of the old Cspone gambling syndicate He had accused the gangsters of trying to muscle in on his racing information business Deep Sexual Perversion and Emotionally Unstable Chicago UR William George Heirens 17 year old killer of 2 women and a little girl is legally sane a courtappointed board of psychiatrists reported Tuesday The psychiatrists found that Heirens is not suffering from a psychosis Their report also said he is not mentally retarded and that he is of average intelligence They found that he has a deep sexual perversion and is emotionally in sensitive and unstable Heirens has confessed killing and dissecting the body of Su zanne Degnan 6 and of killing 2 women Frances Brown former WAVE and Mrs Josephine Ross a housewife He admitted also various assaults and scores of bur glaries The sanity board finding holds Heirens liable for trial and punish ment including a possible sen tence of death in the electric chair It appeared unlikely that his coun sel would plead insanity after the board report Peace Parley Sets Italian Armed Power Paris Four recom mendations that the Italian army navy and airforce be limited to 297500 a fraction of wartime strength were ap proved unanimously Tuesday by the military commission of the 21 nation peace conference Under the approved provisions taly is permitted to have an army if 250000 including 65000 cara a navy of 22500 and an lirforce of 25000 She is barred from possession if aircraft carriers and her land airforce is restricted to 200 fight r and reconnaissance planes with an additional 150 transport and raining planes The military commission ac cepted the foreign ministers draft etting the strength the cara binieri state police at 65000 aft er Yugoslavia withdrew an amend ment to limit the force to 30000 Without debate the military commission adopted all but one of he naval limitation articles drafted by the foreign ministers council including one on Italian possession of aircraft carriers and iubmarines Approval of Big Four recom mendations to limit the Italian leet to 2 battleships 4 cruisers and 4 destroyers and restrictions on other smaller warcraft was de ayed pending study of a French amendment to qualify the word ing the treaty The French proposal did nol seek to change the number of ships Other provisions of the naval imitation articles which were ap proved included Surplus fleet ihe battleships Cesare Italia and Vitorio be transferred to the government 0 the United States Russia Britain and France within three months after signing of the treaty No battleships could be con structed or acauired by Italy During the period of postwar minesweeping Italy would be per mitted to employ an additiona 2500 officers and men in her navy above the 22500 total MAN KILLED AS GAR OVERTURNS Wood 71 diec almost instantly from injuries re ceived Monday at p m when the car in which he was rid ing overturned in a ditch Mrs Moe Stendel of Castalia was driving the car on her way home from Gunder when she mis judged a turn in the highway Wood made his home with the Stendels Halseys Remarks Are Printed by Red Press Moscow news papers prominently displayed U S Fleet Adm William D Hal seys remark about the American navy Its nobodys damn business where we go We will go any where we please Halsey made the comment 6 days ago after Russian newspapers had criticized U S naval dis position in the eastern Mediter ranean The official news agency Tass headlined its dispatch Preten sions of An American Admiral The dispatch included adversi comments by the Daily Worker and the Washington Post Russian newspapers printed no editorial comment Fire Burns Alden Lumber Yard Iowa destroyed the lumber yard at Alden owned by W B Miller Son Monday after noon The loss is partially coverec by insurance Fire departments from Iowa Falls and Williams re sponded to a call from the Aldei department for help The loss was estimated between anc Mitscher Sees Pope Vatican City Mar A Mitscher acting commander o the U S Atlantic fleet was re ceived Tuesday by Pope Pius XI at Castel Gandolfo the papa summer residence Adm Mits cher is making an official Euro pean tour Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy am warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday Iowa Partly cloudy and warme Tuesday and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 51 east to 5 west Highest Wednesday 80 t 85 Minnesota Partly cloudy an warmer Tuesday and Wednes day Scattered showers nortl portion late Wednesday am most sections Wednesday nigh FiveDay Weather Outlook Fo Iowa The mean temper ature for the period from Wednesday through S u n d a will average 3 to 4 degrees be low normal The state normal i 68 degrees Warmer Wednes day becoming cooler Thursda and Friday Rising tempera tures western Iowa Saturda and entire state Sunday Pre cipitation will average nea onehalf inch occurringas scat tered showers Wednesday nigh or Thursday and over western Iowa again about Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 68 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Tuesday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 55 RECORDTHROHG PACKS STANDS AT AUTO RAGES Mondays Attendance Only 64 Persons Short of Sunday Gate Total Despite chilly weather for the irst 4 days of the North Iowa air crowds continued to pour hrough the gates Mondays total dmissions to the grounds fell hort of Sundays record crowd nly by 64 persons but the grand tand was packed to overflowing urihg the afternoon auto races nd a near capacity crowd greeted he horse show Monday evening Monday total admissions eached 12534 slightly under the 2601 figure set Sunday when a ecord crowd poured through the ates for the harness race pro ram and evening stage show he Monday afternoon auto race rowd of 10850 persons surpassed he 9596 figure set Saturday on he first day of auto racing and verflowed from the grandstand n to the bleachers with only landing room left along the ences Approximately 2000 persons watched the races from the infield and along the fence behind the acing pits This crowd thinned out slightly after the racing but nany remained on the grounds visiting the Gem City shows and midway until the horse show In he evening when the grandstand was nearly filled for a 2nd time With gasoline alley moved out he flying hoofs of race horses gone the Froics of 1946 moved on to the South Dakota state fair and the North Iowa fair horse show now history theiair moved nto its 5thand final day Tues day with new entertainment and new features on the It wasJodeo the rough arid tumble type ofen tertainment furnished by some 25 cowboys and cowgirls of the Clyde L Miller rodeo predominate on he bill Bucking bronco and steer riding calf roping fancy riding and roping arid many of the thrills of the wild west were in store for Tuesdays spectators at ie fair There was one evening left in which to visit the hundreds of ex hibits the stock barns the auto show the floral exhibits vegetable exhibits the merchants jooths the machinery displays and the 101 concessions on the midway where everything from plastcrware to trinkets and nov elties can be won or purchased Final night at a fair is the big night on the midway when the barkers and crowds vie with each other when the crowd mills around realizing this is the last chance it will have this year for anything like this There is only one fair season a there is nothing quite like an American fair It is doubtful from the hundreds of ice cream cones sold ihe empty bottles of pop returned from the fairgrounds the hamburger sand wiches consumed not to mention the popcorn and peanuts that there are few people in Mason City who have not visited the North Iowa fair by Tuesday But this was the last it was also doubtful if any oneof those persons having previously been at the fair will not be there again Tuesday night when the fair will fold for another season and close its gates on what is ex pected will bea record 5 days for the past decade at least VFW Drafts Resolution for Trial of Yugoslavs Who Shot Down Airmen Boston demand that the Yugoslavs who shot down Ameri can airmen be brought to trial be fore an international tribunal has been drafted by the powerful reso lutions committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars it was learned Tuesday James M Hayes Jr 28yearold former marine from Winston Sal em N Car said the committee which he heads would send the resolution to the convention floor with unanimous endorsement In addition to demanding that the perpetrators of this crime be brought to trial the resolution called upon the United States gov ernment to obtain full reparations for the families of the airmen who were killed Hayes who is commander of the North Carolina department of the VFW disclosed that 2 other resolutions unanimously approved by his committee denounced the KM Klux Klan and condemned the U S military court martial sys tem ;