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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS OME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 281 Reds Crack UN Lin orthern Front OVERFLOW crowd at the Joie Chitwood thrill show Sunday at the North Iowa fair was one of the larger in history for an afternoon performance All grand stand and bleacher seats on the south side of the track plus the infield bleachers were filled to overflowing with GlobeGazette photo by Sorlciu the official paid attendance at 5132 for the No 1 attrac tion The only larger paid grandstand attendance was on Labor day in 1946 when 5399 were present for the big car auto races Expect Record Fair Crowd To See Auto Races on Last Day Music Hall Varieties on Stage in Eve What is expected to be the larg est crowd of the 1950 North Iowa fair was pouring into the grounds Monday for the final day of the big 5day exposition Two great shows were sched uled for grandstand throngs Mon day The afternoons attraction was the 100mile stock car race In the evening the final show of Ihe fair the grandstand show will be the brilliant Music Hall Vari eties The thrilling stock car race the 1st of its kind held here is a gruelling drive of 200 laps around the halfmile dirt oval and a min imum of 16 drivers were to com pete in good automobiles 1946 to 1950 models in all the popular makes of cars Pantomiming Is Tops Those attending the final grandstand show of the fair Mon day evening will see a sparkling array of acts The show made its debut before a large house Sun day night as its emcee Billy Papen highlighted the talented performance of varieties which were just that with entertainment delightful for all In the Music Hall Varieties Sunday night Papen brought down the house with his imitation and pantomiming especially in his acting for a recording which started out with Lawrence Tibbett and the opera and ended with a Spike Jones flavor Jimmy and Dolly and their canine pals highly trained ter bricrs unfurled a bevy of tricks too The dogs pushed a baby buggy teetertottered rolled bar rels ran through rolling barrels jumped rope and generally gave a class AA account of dogland Called Best Show The Five Nitwits knocked them selves out with a bouncing display of jive and jump taking turn hitting each other 6ver the hea alternately with a broom an plank Other acts include pro eision balancing The Preby sis ters with their trumpets Cedri nd Algie from old England nd the St Leone troop of 6 The atter provided a real he nights varieties as one of heir troupe did a neatly executed riple somersault into a chair The 2day performance of Joie Chitwoods Daredevils on Satur ay and Sunday afternoons Avas aronounced as the best thrill show ver to perform in Mason City Tew were the stunts which werent aerformed by the ace drivers of roup and most of the acts were perfection itself It was difficult to pin down the lighlight performance of the show which ran for more than 2 lours on each day The crowd took particular delight in the deliber ate crash roll contest and thedy namite blowup in a coffin of Capt Frank Frakes Wins Prize Points are awarded in the crash roll contest and Sundays victor was Danny Fleenor of Dallas Texas who scored 5J points in oreaking up a 1937 Ford He made 5 flips after going up a ramp and he 1st one was good for a turn and a half for points Don For rester of Langhorne Pa was the runnerup with 1J points He had won on Saturday but had trouble piling up his car Sunday as 4 times he roared up the ramp with out being able to flip his auto Fleenor got for winning and temporary possession of a huge trophy The other entrant was Jimmy Trainer of Tampa Fla whose auto was knocked out after one jump The Frakes act could be heard all over the city He placed him selt in a coffin and discharged 7 sticks of dynamite to blow it to bits Frakes took a bad pounding from the concussion bui was helped to his feet and was driven away in an auto as he waved his helmet to the crowd Crashes 2 Walls Included in the acts were Jimmy Trainor driving through 2 flam ing board walls on a motorcycle Yvonne LaCosta the only woman driver in thrill show business am Rocky Fisher doing some bumnei to bumper ramp jumps and tigh weaves some slides of Red Pipe and Alphonso Fernanindin through flaming gasoline off the ear of speeding autos 4 autos at a time doing ramp jumps and veaves Jack Frye crashing a burning board wall in a cnr May nard Gavery cracking a board wall vith his head 1st while perched on he hood of a car intentional roll of a car by LaCosta after a ramp ump Forrester in high ski jump ng in which he tilts an auto to maximum position without flip sing and leap frog on motorcylos n which Fleanor jumped over Trainor from one ramp to another The concluding act was a ramp o ramp jump in cars Two cars at more than 50 miles an hour came down the track Rocky Fisher cut lis between ramps while Forrester ocketed his up one ramp over Wishers auto and made a perfect anding on another ramp Interspersed with the driving acts were the performances of 3 opflight clowns Pete and Dave Roberts and Tommy Martin Wife Wasnt Kidding About Poisoji Liquor Detroit Tomlin de cided Monday that his wife wasnt kidding when she threatened to poison him if he touched another drop of liquor Tomlin 31 told police that she poured a chaser of disinfectant down his throat while he was sleeping after stumbling home in the wee hours His wife Freda 19 was held for investiga tion of assault with intent to commit bodily injury COMMUNISTS ALLOWED Sevierville Tenn youre a communist its okay for you to live in Sevierville But you must abide by the new city ordinance That law requires you among other things to post a bond to keep the peace Traffic Toll 1 Dead Each 13 Minutes Expect Increase as Heaviest Traffic Hits at End of Holiday By the Associated Press Traffic deaths were occurring at the rate of 1 about every 13 min utes as the nation celebrates the last holiday weekend of the sum mer but that is slightly less than the average expected The National Safety council had predicted the death rate would be at the rate of 1 about every 11 minutes or a total of 435 for the 3day weekend In the 54 hours from6 p m Fri day until midnight Sunday the highway fatalities had climbed to 259 But the heaviest traffic jam of the 3day period probably was yet to come The peak oC travel was expect ed to be reached late Monday when the celebrants again pour onto the highways in the home ward mass movement The Safety Council predicted that 36000000 cars would hit the highways in the 3day period Besides the 259 killed in traffic mishaps 39 others had died in miscellaneous accidents and 34 persons had drowned 5 DIE IN IOWA OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND By The Associated Press Five persons have died violent deaths in Iowa since the long labor day weekend started at 6 p m Friday Traffic accidents accounted for 4 of the deaths and 1 person drowned The traffic toll raised to 21 the number of traf fic deaths since Iowas twoweek drive right campaign started at noon Aug 22 The dead were Mrs Lydia Wil son 24 of Waukcgan 111 Romona Juanita Welch 18 of Charles City Mrs Urban Duello about 32 of Clarinda Willnrd Parker 56 DCS Moines Karl Otto Walther Jr 20 of Plainfiold Mrs Wilson was killed Sunday when the car in which she was riding with her husband and 5 monthsold daughter went off highway 6 six miles east of Grin nell Her husband Donald Earl Wilson 29 told sheriff J F Cochran another car crowded the Wilson machine off the road Miss Welch died in a Charle City hospital early Sunday of in juries suffered 2 hours earliei Woman Dies n Crash Near Charles City Charles City Coroner Carl iauser said an inquest will be held Tuesday in the death of Ramona Welch 19 of Charles City who was killed early Sun lay morning in an automobile ac ident 2 miles west of Charles City Miss Welch was planning to e married Oct 7 A highway patrolman said her lance Elmer Mallroy 20 of Bas ett was driving east on highway 18 and had just passed a car when he fender of his car apparently caught the fender of another car going west driven by Richard 3ox 36 of Floyd Neither Cox nor VEallroy was badly hurt Miss Welch died at the Cedar Vplley hospital about a m Coroner Hauser said there were 2 witnesses to the accident Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p m at the rossmann funeral home with burial in the Beckwith cemetery at Cohvell The Rev Harold W Putney of the First Congrega lional church will officiate Survivors include her parents Mrs Donald Beckwith and Arthur Welch stepfathei Donald Beck with sister Sharon Welch 3 half sisters Nancy Barbara and Re kecca Beckwith and a halfbroth er Larry Beckwith Miss Welch attended school in Floyd and was graduated from high school at Charles City She was born July 27 1931 at Charles City Until a week ago Miss Welch worked for Attorney Stanley Moody From then until the time of her death she was employee by the Oliver corporation GlobeGazette photo hy Musser CONCLUDING THRILL SHOW was the final thrill show act Sunday after noon by the Joie Chitwood Daredevils an act which has proved fatal in some tries in recent years Two autos race down the track at a 50mile an hour plus speed One cuts between the ramps with the other doing a leapfrog act jumping from one ramp to another The Sunday act was letter perfect Driving underneath is Rocky Fisher and doing the hurdling is Don Forrester No mishaps marred the show Sunday but the drivers took plenty of jolts especially in the intentional crash roll contest SAME Black flag mraits raffle dcith in las hours when 2 cars sidcswiped on high way 18 a mile and a half east Charles City Mrs Duella who was married only Monday drowned Sunday in Spirit Lake after the boat in which she was riding with her husbanc and another Clarinda couple cap sized The other 3 were rescued Parker was struck by a car and killed as he was walking across street in southeast DCS Moine Saturday night The driver of the car identified by police as James H Morris 40 of Des Moines was booked for intoxication Walthers car plunged off high way 218 three miles northwest o Waverly Saturday Crystal Lake Boy Succumbs to Polio Crystal Lake Bruce Voiding 15 son of Mr and Mrs Lynn Voiding farmers 2 miles south west of Crystal Lake died of polii at the Blank Memorial hospital a Des Moines at 11 p m Sunday The young man nn only chile would have been a junior in Crys lal Lake high school this fall H was taken to Des Moines Fridaj where his ailment was diagnosec as bulbar polio The body is at the Boughton fu neral home at Britt It was the Is 1950 polio death in Crystal Lake SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS Miami Fa in flicted a heavy loss on the Miam Typesetting company Sunday Owner Frank H Strcifcrt told po lice someone carted away 60 pounds of lead ingots worth 726000 Ford Workers Given Wage Boosts Detroit IP The Ford Motor company boosted the wages of its 26000 plant workers Monday and otherwise made history in a new 5year labor contract Ford last of the auto industrys Big 3 to fall in line in the march o higher pay levels did it in an unprecedented manner On this midcentury Labor day the com Dany jumped one contract with he CIO United Auto workers and agreed to a brand new one Its major terms 1 An 8cent hourly cost of Jiv ing increase to 110000 production workers This would be subject to reduction in the event of a fall in living costs 4 Cents Guaranteed 2 Hitching the wage to the cosl of that respect duplicat ing the famed General Motors precedent 3 An increase in worker pen sions from monthly to including social security 4 A 4 cents flat annual hourly increase for 4 years of the con tract 5 A 13centsanhour cost oJ living increase for 16000 skilled workers subject to reduction Negotiated 3 Days Ford and the union reached the agreement after 3 days and nights of secret negotiations climaxed in a full understanding about 3 a m Monday The company did not estimate the contracts cost However the union declared it would mean an additional outlay of between 000000 and a year for the company Both sides made statements in dicating their complete satisfaction with the new pact It took effect as of last Friday Sept 1 and ex tends to June 1 1955 Whether it will mean highei prices on Fordmade cars the Ford Mercury and Lincoln was not stated Clifford Easley Pleads Guilty To Serve 10 Years Boone Easley 1 of 2 brothers arrested 3 weeks ago in connection with a series of bur glaries in central Iowa has been sentenced to 10 years in For Madison penitentiary Easley pleaded guilty Saturdaj to a charge of larceny in the nighttime He was sentenced im mediately by District Judge H E Fry Easleys brother Harold wa arraigned in Fort Dodge Aug 25 in connection with a burglary in Webster county He was held for grand jury action Charges were filed against the 2 brothers after officers found a house rented by the Easleys in Boone was filled with merchan dise taken from numerous busi ness establishments The mer chandise was valued at several thousand dollars 12V2 Mile Gain Called Taegu Threat Allies Beat Back Communist Attacks on Rest of Line By RUSSELL BRINES Tokio tankled red Ko rean columns cracked allied lines on the northeast war front Mon day and forged down main high ways in a power drive that threat ened to outflank strategic Taegu The reds broke through defenses south of Kigye in the Pohang sec tor Advance spearheads rolled south miles for the greatest red gain in weeks Elsewhere on the 320mile front allied forces beat back fresh com munist attacks An American counteitnrust by marines and doughboys ground out gains in the reds Naktong river bulge west of Yongsan Associated Press Correspondent Bern Price reported that the com munist drive in the northeast smashed to the outskirts of Yyong ju This is a main highway center 16 miles southwest of the east coast port of Pohang Is Deepest Penetration Another red column rammed nearly 5 miles into South Korean defenses on a wide southwestern drive toward Yongchon This town lies on a main road network mid way between Kyongju and Taegu The breakthrough toward Kyongju represented the deepest penetration the reds have made in the UN beachhead wall since it was erected in early August Heavy fighting raged all along the battlefront a U S Eighth army communique reported late Monday night American marines and 2nd di vision infantrymen ground out new gains west of Yongsan in the 2nd day of an assault to drive a threatening red bridgehead across the Naktong river A marine ma jor said the reds were on the run in this sector where the joint task force has knocked out 14 red tanks in 2 days Mass 3 Divisions An intelligence officer said 3 and perhaps 4 red Korean divi 40000 been massed in and near the Nak tong bulge On the northwestern front 1st cavalry troopers counterattacked communist forces strongly defend ing a 3000fort ridge 12 miles north of Taegu They drove with in 100 feet of the summit To the west 1st cavalry foot troopers hammered back several communist attacks including an attempt to cross the Naktong river north of Waegwan First cavalry division officers told AP Correspondent Jack Mac Beth they were confident of hold ing back the reds in this vital sec tor where the North Koreans have massed 5 50000 troops Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 45 High Tuesday near 80 Iowa Fair Monday night Tuesday fair and warmer Low Monday night 4854 northeast 5560 south and west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Sept 3 Maximum 75 Minimum 41 At 8 a m 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 57 Smash Red Attacks In the southwest American forces held their original positions after smashing back new red at tacks Monday morning west of Masan The reds are reported to have lost 12000 troops in this sec tor in 3 days American forces mopped up scattered bands of communists far behind the front line A U S cruiser slipped into coastal waters and joined 2 de stroyers in pounding red forces on the southern front In the Tongyong area 25 miles south of Masan South Korean ma rines and naval units and allied smashed several communist attacks A South Korean navy spokesman said several hundred reds were wiped out South Korean naval units bom barded reds who attempted to ;