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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Horn DM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXII AMocUted Pnu and United Full WJTM siven Cents Copy MASON CITY OWA MONDAY JANUARY 9 1956 This Paper Consists ol Two No 79 rs 9Point Plan to Aid Farmers NATION SETTLES DOWN New Government in Jordan After Riots AMMAN Jordan ISVA new government took office Monday as Jordan settled down to calm after a weekend of rioting and demon strations against the proWestern Baghdad Pact The premier and deputy premier in the outgoing government switched offices Samir El Rifai the former premier is the new pre Ibrahim Hashem who re signed as premier Saturday is the new deputy premier Syrian press dispatches re ceived in Damascus the capital said 11 rioters were shot dead and 38 wounded in the recent disorders in Jordan but did not say over what period Disorders also oc curred last month Huge student demonstrations in Damascus and other Syrian citiei Monday supported the rioting ele One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qulncj 930 Sunday KGLO 1300 Sunday WOI 810 Thursday WSUI Iowa City 910 Saturday A New Role for Uncle Sam T hang my head in shame when I face up to the fact that if the matter had been left to the so called backward nations of the world we might now have a cal endar which incorporates modern concepts of timereckoning Thats oneway of saying it Theres an other Except for the benighted atti tude the United States more specifically our State De partment we might now have a calendar suitable for the age in which we live as distinguished from the chariot age which gave us the calendar currently hi use Because the matter has deep seated world implications action has been soughtin the United Na tions The last attempt to bring the subject up for debate and ac tion was from who do you think India And from whom do you think the principal obstructive action came This iswhere my impulse to hang my head in shame overtakes me It has beennone other than the old man with the whiskers Uncle Sam himself He has as sumed the role of It doesnt become him It isnt the sort of thing we expect of him How Does This You Here in a nutshell is the World Calendar plan he is opposing Every year is the same no changes from grasshopper date phnneps from partment said year to year The quarters are equal Each has 91 days 13 weeks 3 months the four quarters are identical in form Each month has 26 weekdays plus Sundays Each year begins on Sunday Jan 1 each working year begins on Monday Jan 2 Each quarter begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday The World Calendar is stabilized arid madeperpetual by ending the year with a 365th day following Dec 30 each year This additional day equivalent to the present Dec 31 would be called Worlds day and would in fact be a world holiday Leapyear day is similarly added at the end of the second quarter It too would become ohce summer world holiday Febmaryv would become a normal 30day month Nothing Revolutionary Actually there isnt anything revolutionary about this proposal For the most part its a mere extension and refinement along scientific lines of principles which entered the Gregorian Calendar back in the days when it sup planted the Julian Calendar brought into use when Julius Caesar ruled over the civilized world t In the light of this isnt it pass ing strange that the plan should have formidable opposition And youll say its stranger still when I tell you that much of that oppo sition comes from persons and or ganizations which never have fully accepted the Gregorian Calendar The loudest shrieks emanate from religious literalists who hold to the quaint belief that the earth was created in seven days as we know them and that there has been unbroken march of time in CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 T ments in Jordan which opposec the Baghdad Pact No Violence No violence was reported bu students who walked out o their classes in Damascus paraded with placards hailing the libera tion fighters in Jordan and shout ed antiBaghdad Pact slogans Em bassies of the Western Power and of Iraq and Jordan in Damas cus were heavily guarded Jordans Arab Legion main tained a tight grip in Amman and the Jordan section of Jerusalem Officials said one person was killed and three were injured in Jerusalem Sunday One report said an American technical aid installation on the Amman Jericho Road was sel afire A number of Western consular officials and truce observers moved their families temporarily from Jordanheld Jerusalem to the Israeli sector of the city Vigorous The United States made a vig orous protest to Jordans charge daffaires in Washington concern ing Saturdays riots Secretary o State Dulles summoned the offi cial Taysir A to his nome in an unusual Sunday meet ing The State Department said Dulles expressed his deep con cern at the mob violence which burned an foreign aic headquarters in Amman and rip ped down an American flag during an attack on the consulat in Jerusalem The charge daffaires was re quested to communicate urgent ly to his government the impor tance of taking necessary meas ures to protect American lives am property in Jordan the State De SAME Black tljLf traffic death In pa S4 heuri Soil Bank Would Reduce Surplus Sfocks CLINTON MOYER State Set to LaunchRoad Safety Drive DES MOINES State of owa announced Monday a sweep ing fourpoint program which Gov o Hoegh said he hopes will end the age of the glittering gim mick in Iowas traffic safety ef fort The program of fundamentals was discussed by Hoegh and Clin ton Moyer state safety commis sioner at a news conference They said the state has been working on it for six months Several state agencies are co operating in the program The Program The fourpoint program calls for 1 Establishment of 13 or 14 driv er education improvement centers th the first to be opened at West High Jan723 2 Concentration of Iowa High vay Patrol men and equipment ncluding high accident areas 3 A 20 per cent increase in re views of traffic accident and viola ion records of some Idwav drivers This study will be made the Drivers License Division with a view to possible warnings nterviews suspensions or revoca tions 4 Tighter standards for issuing or renewing licenses although present tests will remain un changed for the present Training Course Moyer said details on each of the four points of the program will announced in a series of news conferences later this week As a preliminary all members of the highway patrol are being given an intensive retraining course Well establish the centers just as fast as we can do Moyer said That probably means it will take at least a year to set up all the centers we feel are When all centers are set up no lowan will be more than 50 miles from one of them he said Centers will be who volunteer to take the training and to drivers up for suspension because of a record of accidents or violations The latter will be given the choice of taking the suspension or taking a course BY OVID A MARTIN WASHINGTON iff President Eisenhower asked Congress Mon day to vote a soil bank plan to help use up the present towering surplus of farm products as part of a ninepoint program to ease the plight of farmers In a special message to Con gress Eisenhower called for urg ent attention to the paradox fac ing our farm He said Although agriculture is our basic industry they find their prices and income depressed amic the nations greatest prosperity For five years their economy ha declined Unless corrected these economic reversals are a direc threat to the well being to all o our Eisenhowers outline suggestec additions to existing controversia programs which agricultural offi cials said would put more than an extra billion dollars into farm from government re sources Farm income declined slightlj more than a billion dollars las year The recommendations would b aimed Eisenhower said at usin present pricedepressing crop sur pluses to reduce output Farmer AP Wirephotos IKE MEETS Eisenhower who held his first press conference since his illness talks listens and laughs at the meeting with newsmen Sunday at Key West Fla He flew back to Washington immediately after the conference who helped cut back production would be offered government sur pluses as compensation The program lays much of its immediate emphasis on the soil bank or acreage reserve plan under which farmers would be en reduce plantings until surpluses are trimmed and markets grow enough to buy agricultures pro ductive capacity Encouragement for idling crop land would be offered in the form of cash payments as well as sur not of such crops as cotton wheat and possibly corn rice and peanuts If the program were authorized by Congress and farmers took full advantage the payments and the value of the surplus crops that would go to producers would total about one billion dollars This is at least threequarters of a bil ion more than they got in direct payments 1955 In addition to the soil bank plan Eisenhower proposed 1 New steps to move stocks rom the present sevenbilliondol lar surplus holdings into foreign and domestic use 2 Easing of production controls on some major crops 3 That Congress consider plac ing a dollar limit on the amount of price support aid that could be given to a single farm 4 A speedup ofthe rural devel opment program for lowincome farmers first suggested by the ad ministration last year 5 Greater aid to stabilize farm ng in the droughtplagued Great lains 6 A 25 per cent increase in fed ral appropriations for resEarch imed at finding new uses new narkets and new crops for agri ulture 7 Assurance t h a t the federal overnment will always supply dequate credit to meet farmers eeds 8 That the federal government AP Wtrtphoto ON THE DOG entry in a dog show nestles against her sleeping mistress after the tot fell asleep during the proceedings at a Chicago hotel The girl is Murialice Phillips 4 Eisenhower Not Decided on Future WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower settled down Monday to the full duties ofthe presiden cy after asuring his supporters that he has made no final decision on whether to retire a year from how Back at the White House and avowedly feeling fit to shoulder his normal duties again Eisenhower told a Florida news conference Sunday in discussing whether he may run for a second term My mind at this moment is not fixed If it were I would say so right here this second But my mind is not fixed to such an extent that it cant be That remark that his mind still can be changed seemed to indicate pretty clearly that Eisenhower has reached a tentative decision wheth er to try for another four years in the White House in the light of his Sept 24 heart attack Other Side He was careful not to say so specifically but most Washington reporters at the conference in Key West got the impression Ei senhower had decided tentatively against running again An informal poll showed them feeling 113 thai he will not But the other side of the picture thing that gives Republican backers of Eisenhower something to cheer his implica tion that he is giving consideration to bidding for another term That at least put to rest any idea that he had decided irrevocably against seeking reelection It was Eisenhowers first new conference since last Aug seven weeks before his heart at tack in Denver The news confer ence was filmed and recorded for television and radio use The ses sion with about 50 of them cameramen and sounc just before h flew back to Washington after a 12 day stay in Key West Doctors Advice The President came to Key Wes Dec 28 on the advice of his doc tors who said he ought to get mor sun and outdoor exercise befor tackling the full burden of his o fice burden which Eisen hower said Sunday is the mos wearing he ever has experiencec Eisenhower said he had hear newsmen were curious about th effect of his Florida stay on him so I thought I would come ove and tell you about by Earthquakes Damage Resort of Acapulco ACAPULCO Mexico Wl Mcx cos leading Pacific coast resor its swank hotels packed with Nort American visitors Monday coun ed 106 injured and heavy damag in the six Sunday eartl quakes There were no dead an no citizens were reporte among those injured in the holida center jammed with inhab tans and thousands ol tourists Now Its Juliette Whos Left WAITING AT THE CHURCH ROCHESTER N Y Air Force flier left for Japan Mon day to decide whether to forget or forgive the pretty socialite who left ilm stranded at the altar to go on a spree with a former playboy suitor Lt John Owens admitted he still loved Juliette Wehle Buthe spent the last hours of a now lonely leave firm in his resolve to go to Japan to think it over Shes a pretty mixedup he said Owens 24 Colgate University football quarterback was left at the altar Saturday when Juliette clad only in a nightgown and housecoat slipped from her home to go to New York City on a 15hour junket with playboy Stephen i Runaway Juliette told flier she still loved him And her family urged that they go ahead with the ceremony Owens spent seven hours with her and left without a 3 Out of 5 Doctors Approve Second Term WASHINGTON three out of five heart specialists out of 46 responding in a poll whose propriety was questioned by the Ameri an Medical Assn say they think President Eisenhower is physically t to seek a second term Two out of five say he is not Results of the poll were published under copyright Monday by News and World Report a news magazine The poll was conducted or the magazine by the Research Organization of Benson Beons Princeton N J Questionnaires were sent to the 44 doctors certified by the Ameri can Board of Internal Medicine as leart specialists Of this number 275 or about 62 per cent replied twentynine of these did not give direct answers The two questions asked and the replies as given by the magazine Based on what you have read about the nature of the Presidents illness and assuming a normal convalesence in the next few months do you think Mr Eisen lower can be regarded as physi cally able to serve a second term Yes 141 or per cent No 93 or per cent No names of physicians were used by the magazine nor did the research organization ask that re plies be signed The Journal of the AMA in an editorial published last Friday urged heart specialists not to take part in the survey saying it should be tossed into the waste It said among other things that the questions are very definitely slanted and that consultation without exami nation is Presumably most if not all o the replies received were in the mail before the AMA Journal ap peared News and World Re port at any rate said the 62 per cent response is described by those familiar with mail polls as extraordinary or even phenom News and World Report said the difference of opinion as to Eisenhowers fitness to under take a second term indicates tha his own doctorsm a y not give Eisenhower a clearcut answer as to whether he should or should no campaign B 57s ARRIVE JOHNSON AIR BASE Japan U S Air Force B57 atom bombers Monday landed a their new base outside Tokyo to join the defense of this nation Four Killed in State Crashes on Weekend By The Associated Press Four persons were injured fatally n Iowa highway accidents over thi weekend to bring the states 195 motor vehicle death toll to more than on Jan 9 a year ago Mrs Earl Morgan 31 Betten dorf died at a Sigourney hospita Sunday night of injuries in a Sun day collision in which her husbanc and three children also were hurt Authorities said a car driven b L Joe Hoffman 20 Sigourney col lided with the Morgan statio wagon while Hoffman was trying t pass on Highway 92 Morgan suffered a broken bac and a son Ivan 13 was also i serious condition Monday Tw other Morgan children Caroly Sue 8 and Velda Mae 4 wer less seriously hurt Hoffman wa uninjured Joseph Scandridge 80 Ladora was fatally injured Sunday after noon when his car rolled over o a county road near Ladora was alone in the car Robert E Nelson 19 Salix wa killed Saturday night when a ca left Highway 75 at the south edg of Sioux City H i s companion George Mulville 24 Salex was in jured seriously Mrs Lawrence Tysseling 29 Os kaloosa was killed Saturday in th collision of a car driven by he husband with an auto driven b Cornie Langstraat 47 Eddyviile BACK TO CLASSES BOSTON Fell Steven son 19 youngest son of Demo cratic Presidential aspirant Adla Stevenson was back at his Har vard studies Monday recovere from injuries suffered in an auto mobile accident last month GOP Solons Lay It on Line to Benson WASHINGTON Secretary of igriculture Benson reportedly tolc critical House Republican group Monday the government is starting a beef and hog buying program next month to support livestock make refunds to farmers of gaso ine taxes collected on motor fuel used for nonhighway purposes It vas estimated t h i s would save armers 60 million dollars a year In his message to the awmakers Eisenhower summed up the farm problem in these vords In short we have an oversupply f commodities which drives down jrices as mounting costs force up rom below Thus is generated a severe pricecost squeeze from which our arm people with the lelp of government must be re As he has before Eisenhower blamed continuation of wartime production incentives too far into Benson took what was described s a severe dressing down from ome of those who attended a reakfast meeting of 25 Republican ongressmen mostly from Iowa nd the Middle West who de landed immediate farm relief Rep Jensen RIowa told news nen afterward the House group didnt mince words and was in omplete agreement something has o be done Big Program Jensen said the secretary an wered criticism of the govern ments livestock program with the announcement as Jensen put it hat Were going into a big pork and beef buying program some ime in The government recently began buying pork products to halt a sharp decline in pork prices Then lad been no specific indication the program was to be expanded Tha t would extend to beef Jensen and other House mem Ders present were critical of th Presidents program for what the said was its failure to provide im mediate assistance to farmers Jensen said he told Benson tha to sit idly by while he had the pow er to save the farmer was crimina and evilish And whether you lik it or not thats the Emphatic Statements Rep Talle RIowa told news men we made some pretty em phatic statements Gross to Benson RIowa de while Rep dared The meeting was unsatisfactory I think we should bypass the sec retary and go directly to the Pres Gross said he tried to pin th secretary down on how nine pork products he expected to bu and when but I couldnt get a rAll About The Weather Mason City Fair and colder Mon day night low 1014 Mostly fai Tuesday not much change temperature high 3538 Iowa Partly cloudy north fai south through Tuesday Littl change in temperature Tuesday Low Monday night 1018 Minnesota Partly cloudy cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 28 Minimum 12 At 8 15 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 37 23 PARTLY ClOUOY the the major factor ia and declining prices said The attack on the surplus must jo forward in full recognition of the fact that farm products are not actually marketed when de ivered to and held by the gov ernment A government ware house is not a market Even the most stable commodities cannot be added forever to government granaries nor can they be indefi nitely held Ultimately the stock piles must be Eisenhower said it is unthink able to destroy food Hence he said it is necessary that means be found to move the commodities into use at home and abroad In outlining his recommendation for a soil bank Eisenhower said the most pressing need today is to work off our surpluses so that our basic program of 1954 can suc ceed in gearing production to pros pective markets at fair The 1954 program featured flexible price supports Eisenhower proposed to help the dairy industry by extending for two more years legislation author izing the use of additional price support funds to help subsidize school milk programs The present program provides 50 million dol lars a year The President would boost that to 75 million Commodities Swap Hinted WASHINGTON W Presi dent Eisenhower indicated in his farm message Monday that the ad ministration might find it advan tageous to swap some farm com modities to Communist nations for strategic materials He asked that Congress repeal a provision of present farm law which restricts export of govern ment stocks to friendly nations only Opportunities clearly o our In terest may develop in the future to sell to countries excluded by this he said Also in his discussion of surplus disposal Eisenhower said ex panded opportunities will be sought to barter agricultural products which deteriorate and are costly to store for increased quantities of nonperishable strategic mate He added that additional legislation may be needed in this field TO NOTE BIRTHDAY MOSCOW 250th niversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin will be celebrated Jan 17 by the Academy of oi the USSR   

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