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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for fee CITYG HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT M A K E S A L L N O R T H IOWANS N E I 6 MB O S Doubt If Syria Will Get Way Censure Is More Likely UNITED NATIONS Wi Diplomats expressed doubt Friday that Syria could get the Security Council to meet her demands that Israel be ousted from the and penalized heavily for the Dec 11 Galilee attack The usual resolution of censure and appeal for negotiations ap peared a more likely result Chief Syrian Delegate Ahmed Shukairy placed a sevenpoint res olution before the council Thursday night after insisting the time had come for punitive measures to check what he called further Is raeli aggression against Arab states Observers pointed out however that Syria does not belong to the council and the 11nation body can act on a resolution only on a mem bers request Strong Criticism Informed sources said Shukairy had asked the Russians to sponsor his proposal but that the Soviets would agrsa only to urge council consideration This aroused speculation the Russians who have leveled the strongest criticism of the latest Israel attacks yet heard from a council member might come up with a resolution of their own The Western Big Three are ex pected to bring in the resolution expressing censure and appealing for negotiations After listening to more than an hour of charges and counter charges from both Syria and Is rael Council President Sir Leslie Munro of New Zealand called an indefinite adjournment and voiced hope the two countries would keep the peace at least during Christ mas week Study Claims By the time it meets again prob ably after Jan l the council will have had tune to study claims from the two sides as well as the report from the Palestine truce chief Maj Gen E L M Burns warning Israeli reprisals could touch off a full scale war Burns report blamed Israel for Violation of the Israeli Syrian Assoclated and United Press Full Lease Wires PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 1955 MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY This Paper Consists of Two One Itoosevelt Junior High School Mason City Ktwanls Club Steven i Karen Alexander Mirk Doug Boyce Manly Suzanne White Fire Fighters C fc E Sheffield Carolers D s A iarfleld Neighborhood UroivHie Girl Scout Troops The Jolm Lords From Subscribers anil Editors of Venn Publications Rebekah Lodge No I0r Clirl Scout Troon xa Hoover School A i A Friend K B Circle First Methotlist Church Gas Electric Emplnyes Credit A Neil Peterson Mrs K M Helhlehem Lutheran Mens Class Townhouse Employes Mrs G W Another Friend An Old Grandma Mike Doug and Debbie McAuley ClausenWnrden Auxiliary Unit M C IJutlon Club E Holel Eadmar Employes Midland Heights Thimble Club Itlanchards Roosevelt School Hrownlcs No Some Doclor Friends THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE GOAL OF CAMPAIGN CASH NEEDED armistice It said 56 Syrians and six Israelies perished in Israels Dec 11 raid on Syrian posts along the northeast shore of the Sea of Galilee Israel contends the raid was pro voked by previous Syrian firing on Israeli fishermen on the lake To Remember Survivors of Home Blaze DAVENPORT UP Welfare officials said Friday surviving members of the Charles Wright family who were made homeless in a tragic fire Thursday would be assured of at least a sem blance of Three of the Wright children Richard 5 Janet 4 and Patricia burned to death in a fire and which ripped their home The family dog a 3yearold dach shund which was returned to the family only the night before also was killed in the fire The Salvation Army said some members of the family were being housed in a Davenport hotel until a home could be located for them The Wrights who had nine chil dren were released from a hospi tal Thursday night along with three other children who were in jured in the fire Only Margaret 8 was still hospitalized She was listed in good condition Welfare officials said clothing store donated GIVING DAYS LEFT ONEI Cheer Fund Nears Goal on Last Day ETS PUT IT OVER WITH A WHOOP AND A HOLLER The count of gifts on the last day be fore the 1955 Christmas Cheer Fund solicitation comes to a formally close 2 Saturday is the deadline found a cash total of Thats a mere from the goal of set by Family Serv ice administrator of the Cheer Fund as its 1955 need Were hoping therefore that along with your gift to Christmas Cheer to bridge this little gap youll have something for the Sal vation Armys downtown kettles and for all the other worthy causes with a claim on the Spirit of Christ mas The support from youth is one of the most gratifying aspects of this annual venture in applied Chris tianity Its well reflected above Algerian Violence Continues More Troops Called ALGIERS Algeria Killing and violence continued in Algeria Friday as France pledged more soldiers to deal with the situ ation That will probably commit as many French troops as were used at one time in Indochina The step coincides with the most SJJJJ violent period in Algeria since in dependence seeking Nationalists started their insurrection in earn est 13 months ago In the past two weeks the death toll has passed 200 and in the last 24 hours the best unofficial estimate of deaths is about 40 With the French election cam paign in full swing Nationalist rebels have apparently decided to make their biggest effort The Al gerian problem is already a big factor in the election and growing daily Called Off The elections were called off in Algeria because of terrorism and the fact that Moslem officials elected or been under Nationalist threat of execu tion if they do not resign their posts The 61 Moslem members of the top local elective assembly decided Thursday night not to quit At the same time they said they would send a delegation to France to fight for and defend the idea of National Heaviest fighting in the past 24 hours occurred in the peaks of the Djurdura Mountains where a strong rebel band was entrenched Premier Edgar Faures caretak ing government ordered the rein forcements after an urgent request from Jacques Soustelle resident general An estimated to troops already are trying to cope with the bloody outbreaks by Nationalist extremists New Movement A Defense Ministry spokesman said the new troop movement was part of an established plan but Soustelle had asked that the depar ture of the men be speeded up Faurc also ordered Jacques Du hamel his top personal adviser to Algeria for a quick survey of the situation Nationalists seeking independ ence for Algeria have called for increased terrorism during the hol iday season with the emphasis on killings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day To keep Catholics off the street after of the National ists arc Ro man Catholic bishops announced that the mass of the Nativity could begin at 5 on Christmas Eve l IK fi00 i no 1 00 No 41 NO TRAFFIC TODAYThe 10mile speed limit sign casts its reflection on the murky waters of theRussian River at Guerneville Friday as this resort town was in AP Wirephoto undated by floods Traffic was restricted to boats only as heavy rams and winds sent the river out of its banks SAN FRANCISCO ing floods spread south of San Francisco to Santa Cruz and east to Reno Friday bringing the known death toll to nine in north ern California and three in Oregon Santa Cruz a resort city of 000 reported 3 dead 12 missing and 300 to 400 as victims of ex 4 IJiJ JkJCll I Five Small Towns Wrecked by Floods in West 12 Dead posure The rainladen Truckee River swelled over its banks in Reno cutting the city in two and starting a rampage of damage in the down town section There were no im mediate casualties reported there Galedriven rains continued beat ing the coast from Oregon south ward feeding gorged rivers that already have smashed five villages into rubble San Francisco police Friday re ceived a direct message from po lice of Santa Cruz 75 miles southo San Francisco listing the casualt toll and saying n dire need of help 300400 exposure victims neei blankets and Water began seeping throng sandbag barricades at the Rivet side Hotel in Reno heading int the casino bar and lobby Barri ous areas Thanks Over TV rpHE Globe Gazettes L editor will be on the air at Friday eve ningin connection with our AllStar Theater halfhour show to express gratitude to all who have helped make this years Christmas Cheer effort a success instead of at midnight in danger All Christmas Mail to Be Delivered by 25th WASHINGTON UP Post Office Department Friday said it Judge Was Easy on Des Moines Pair Then Marries Them DES MOINES wi When John Gomales 29 and Beverly Brown 26 wanted to get mar ried they looked up a traffic judge to perform the cere mony because he had been nice to them They were mar ried Thursday i n Municipal Traffic Court by Judge Don L Tidrick Each had a reason for wanting Judge Tidrick to perform the ceremony Miss Brown said he had given her a small fine for speeding Gonzales said the judge had dismissed an overtime park ing charge against him West Liberty Woman Killed in Accident ALEDO 111 wv Bessie V Lockhart 28 West Liberty Iowa was killed Thursday night in car accident while en route to spend the Christmas holidays with Illinois relatives Mercer County Sheriff Bill Al bertson local large quantity of clothing to the sur vivors and a neighborhood grocery had been set up to take in con tributions I SHOPPING DAY LEFT Fijht TB That initial gift from our carrier boys meant a bit of sacrificial giv ing in some instances Roosevelt Junior Highs sets a new record in that field The home of Family Service at 19 West State was one of the busi est spots in Mason City Friday A number of volunteer workers were on handto helpmake good on one of the top reasons back of this un usual Empty Stockings in our Community this Christmas morning Your contribution either brought to the GlobeGazette busi ness office or mailed may be the very one that sends the 1955 cash goal over the top The address Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Merchandise donations totaling several hundred dollars in value will be listed in the next issue of the GlobeGazette cAtiutib to uenver an Christmas mail before Dec 25 just as it did in 1953 and 1954 The department said it expects to match its earlier performances despite having to handle the largest volume of mail in its history Letter mai is up about 6 per cent and parcel post about 9 per cent from last year the department said Liocknart was riding with Guy B Dowdy also of West Liberty for whom she worked as housekeeper The car went out of control on a county road a mile north of Joy III Dowdy escaped with minor injuries The sheriff said he was told Mrs Lockharts husband is serving in the Air Force NICE GESTURE SPENCER agents of Santa Glaus here received this letter from David Jones 4 Dear My iiltle brother is Allan He is 10 months old He wants his teeth for Grants 41 Pardons for Holiday WASHINGTON wi President Eisenhower granted Yuletide pardons Friday to 41 convicted criminals and commuted one death sentence r t i KARLSRUHE Germany Otto John was formally arrested by West German authorities Fri day on a charge of suspected trea son The turncoat former intelli EITHER WAY OUCH LONDON Doreen and Pamela Sullivan will be mar ried on Christmas Eve Doreen will become Mrs John Blunt and Pam ela wilt become Mrs John Sharp Formal Charge of Treason Brings Arrest of Otto John gent chief had been under vol untary detention since his sur prise return Dec 12 from Commu nist East Germany Federal Prosecutor Carl Wiegh mann who announced the arrest confirmed previous reports John claimed he was unconscious when he was taken to East Berlin in July 1954 Wicchmann said this claim was The prosecutor said federal In vestigators will have lo determine whether John could be charged with other offenses particularly whether he divulged state secrets to the Communists John reported ly has insisted he did not disclose any such secrets during prolonged questioning in East Germany and Russia Wiechmann said that the Bonn authorities did not charge that John defected with the intent to commit treason The prosecutor explained that the charge of sus picion of treason was based on the belief that John must have known that the Communists would at tempt to pry secrets from him RIOTS Pilgrims Heading for Town of Bethlehem JERUSALEM Israel sector of Christmas pilgrim Friday plodded along the dusty road to Bethlehem through village torn three days ago by rioting and gunfire Bright sunshine streamed down on the little town where Christ was born and there were few signs of the bloody riot that the Arab Legion naires of Jordan suppressed machineguns and tear gas By 8 some 400 Christian sraelis and nun had crossed the IsraeliJordat ines and moved into Jprdon hrough ancient Mandclbauh ate Antigovernment demonstrations by Jordanians angered at theii oimtrys threatened adherence to he Badhclad Pact sealed off Beth ehem last week but Thursday here was almost no hindrance to he cligious procession Refused Permits few wouldbe pilgrims were efused entry permits by Jordan an authorities holding forth in a cries of customs and immigration cnts set up at right angles to the landclbaum Gate Israeli authorities said some pil rims had stayed on Ihc Israeli ide of Ihc border for fear of get ng caught up in further Jordan an rioting Whitepainted U ni t o d Nations ecps buzzed along the road the hree wise men look nearly ears ago but except for the ruins eft by the 19I8 war there was ttle or no sign of strife Christian Arabs The pilgrims crossing from Is aeli were mostly Christian Arabs rom the Galilee and rom Nazareth where Christ once lied his trade as a carpenter Overseas tourists including a rge number of Americans will ot cross into Jordan until Satur ay Christmas Eve when the onsular corps will travel together Bethlehems Church of the Na vity for the traditional Christmas eremony Normally the rond they travel closed for it lies close to the irbed wire barricades and mine elds of the IsraeliJordan border SAME Clinton Woman 89 Burns to Death CLINTON Cooke 89 Clinton was burned to death late Thursday when surplus gas in her kitchen stove burst into flames and set her clothing on fire Police said Mrs Cooke who lived alone was getting ready to bake and apparently was lighting the oven when the gas ignited A daughter who lives two doors away discovered the body About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy and warmer Friday night Cloudy with little change in temperature Saturday high 3843 Low Fri day night 2528 owa Cloudy little change in tem perature Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy and little colder scattered Jight showers likely northwest Low Friday night 20s north 30s south Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average 3 to 5 degrees below normal northeast to near normal southwest Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Normal lows 9 north to 15 south Turning cold er Saturday Warmer again by Monday Colder Tuesday or Tues day night Precipitation will aver erage onetenth of an inch south west to twotenths of an inch northeast as scattered showers Saturday and as snow north and rain or snow south Monday and Tuesday Minnesota Flurries cloudy Globe Gazette vealher data up o 8 a m Fri Jay Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 MllfJ cades at the Mapes Hotel on the north bank of thp Truckee were still holding an hour after the rive spilled over covering a 150yard wide area through the atea be tween First Street and Mill Street Thousands of workers who liv on the south side of the river wer cut off from their jobs as all traf fie across Renos eight bridge was shut down The two under passes also were closed In Oregon colder temperature stopped the melting oft show in th mountains Only moderate rain fe Friday morning The South limp qua River dropped nine feet Roseburg overnight Conditions the hardest hit areas were im proved but seven buses still wer stalled at Grants Pass Five villages stricken in th northwest corner of California la empty Their residents had fie rom waters rising from a record week of storms The communities Pepper wood Elinor Weott Klamath anc Klamath raging ssyA FLOOD Cali fornia A was Ihc scene of flood ings Friday as major coastal streams pushed out of their banks In the interior the big rivers of the northern Sierra B all were in flood stage At Santa Cruz C three persons were re ported dead and three others missing I Eel and Klamath rivers which our into the Pacific high on Cali ornias north coast Earlier in California six persons ad been reported lord Two wom n and a girl drowned Thursday n Placer County in eastern Cali ornia Fn the northwestern section wo persons were reported dead in fumboldt County and one in Del Norte County Heavy rain and winds were ex ected to continue through Friday ight Forecasts promised no relief rom the weather that has already rought millions of dollars worth of a mage No exact loss figures Tcre possible The greatest damage of the flood in these north coast counties hcre theBig Klamath and Eel ivers drain mountainous water heels to the sea Elmer Hodgkinson managing clitor of the Humboldt Times at lureka said in a report trans mitted by Naval Reserve radio hatjhc five villages were virtual wiped out by raging flood wa Moves to Increase Good Contests Seen in State By ROBERT HOGAN DBS MOINES levelopments will come fast in owa right after the holidays Early rumblings indicate that here may be good contests for nominations in the party primaries if both the Democrats and Repub icans next year Contests always lenerate increased interest in the rune elections State Sen Alan Vest Sac City rriday reported that he is still considering the possibility of a ieutenant governor race This vould mean that Vest if he decides o go would be the third Republi an seeking that nomination Wen dell Pendleton of Storm Lake and W H Nicholas of Mason City have already announced for this nomi nation Vest 43 a lawyer has served in the senate during three legislative sessions Listening to Advice He reports he has been listening o advice of friends has been dis missing the pros and cons of a statewide contest with many peo ple but hasnt yet made any spe ific He expects to reach decision soon after the first he Meantime another Republican often mentioned as a possible can didate for lieutenant governor State Sen X T Prentis Mt Ayr has decided against such a bid in 1956 Prentis has confided to friends hat he is not now considering en uring the primary contest for sec ond Spot on the state ticket Pren a veteran legislator is now head over heels in work as chair man of the special state tax study committee This committee will make a re port to the governor arid legisla ture by next Sept 1 and Prentis has stated more than once that he is driving for a special session of the legislature next year to pro pose legislation to improve the states tax structure Lt Gov Leo Elthon has said will not seek reelection Democrats Too The Democrats may have a con test for the party nomination for governor if current reports are veil founded Clyde Herring who ran a strong in the general election last ear losing to Republican Leo foegh by only a vote mar in while he hasnt announced for nally is considered almost certain o run again One informed source close to icrring reports that he will defi nitely announce for the Democratic nomination right after January 1 same source reports efforts to ave Herring announce his candi dacy before Christmas met with ibjections from the Dees Moines attorney Also Mentioned Larry Plummer Northwood at orney the Democrats candidate or attorney general in 1954 ap arcntly is eyeing the top spot this Piummer admitted that he has ecently had much attention from eople interested in seeing him eek the partys nomination for overnor Their interest is seri he said and confessed that I am thinking about such a pos He said he would an ounce a decision in January State Democratic leaders have Iso indicated that Plummer may eek the nomination for lieutentant overnor Maurice Rawlings Sioux ity the partys candidate for that ffice last year hasnt decided hat his political activities will be n 56 but there are reports he light seek election to congress rom the eighth district Balmy Weather on Christmas Likely DES MOINES white Christ ias probably wont be among the hristmas presents for children in most parts of Iowa the Weather iireau said Friday Balmy temperatures Friday aftcr oon were expected to wipe out hat was left of the snow and ice fter Thursdays above freezing emperatures in most sections of ic state However the Weather Bureau aid theres a chance of snow flur cs or scattered light snow in tht orthern part of Iowa on Christ las Day   

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