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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON GTY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL N ORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated pns and Uaittd Press WirM Seven CtnU CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10 1954 Thta Paper Consists at Two OM Veto Egypts Bid for New Suez Talks School Surrounded by Mob One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qulnoy Sunday KGLO 1SOO Sunday WOI Ames 610 Xhursda WSUI It City UIO Saturda Journalism as a Lifework PHIS little visit is intended most A ly for young people who are in the process of selecting a life work Were at the start of an other college year But dont go away if this description doesn seem to apply to you You roigh be interested in some of the things I bring out about the mak ing of your daily newspaper Im prompted in this com men tary by what has seemed to me to be a wholly erroneous concep tion of journalism in too manj quarters The error appears in two principal forms 1 Many people still think o newspapering as the glamorous or irresponsible as you choose to view of thing pictured in Front Page and many othe typical movies with a journalistii plot 2 Many their num her has been growing in recen of newspapering as a sadly underpaid profession in workers especially report ers must live in attics and wear shabby clothes One is about as wide of the mark as thg other There is no flamboyant glamor about news papers on the one hand There is which compares a scale of pay quite favorably with that to be found in any other profession SecondRaters Not Wanted Although we perhaps have our fair quota of them journalism is not for secondraters Its for men and women who are both edu cated and the edu cation factor is even more im portant in the long run than the training factor Down through the years there have been editors who achievef on the grand scale without bene fit of college education Bu theyve been the exception no the rule And their Ive always believed would have been greater still if they had been ex posed to higher education In the more than 35 years since I have been charged with the re sponsibility of conducting the news and editorial departmenl of a daily newspaper I have de viated only once or twice and with special reasons from the rule that all workers in my de partment should be college grad uates My own very great preference has been for journalism school products and especially those who have had the advantage of joining their classroom studies with actual work on a campus daily with high journalistic stand ards But I have compromised on this in favor of college graduates who were clearly long on native ability personality industry and sound education Opportunities Outlined Not long ago the American Newspaper Publishers Association we know it as ANPA in our pro fession got out a brochure called Career Opportunities in the Daily Newspaper In the course of this visit with you Ill be drawing on it quite heavily and quite often Let me start with this one key observation A job on a daily newspaper is not a sinecure It is not for the lazy or the mentally hazy But a young man or woman with talent and industry can go places and carve out a highly satisfying and rewarding lifes career The time to start thinking about a career in daily newspaper publishing is while still in This latter explains why Im hoping that in this commentary I may have the ear of some youngsters who just now are pre paring to enter college knowing that they need more education but not fully decided on what their lifework is going to be Returning to that glamor busi CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Church Membership Tops the 100 MILLION MARK NEW YORK UP Church membership in the United States went over 100 million persons in 1955 for the first time in history the National Council of Churches reported Monday The council said figures compiled for its annual Yearbook of American Churches show per cent of Americans belong to churches as compared with 57 per cent in 1950 49 per cent in 1940 and 36 per cent in 1900 A per cent gain brought total Protestant church member ship to Roman Catholics reported a per cent in crease to Jewish membership remained the same 000 and Eastern Orthodox churches reported a per cent gain to Nixon to Embark on Most Extensive Stumping Tour WASHINGTON Vice presi dent Nixon will embark on Sept 18 on the most intensive air tour in U S political history in his reelection campaign the Repub lican National Committee an nounced Monday The committee said Nixon will cover more miles and visit 32 one stop in each 14 working The schedule announced will carry him to Oct 3 It will take him into every sec tion of the country One of his stops will be Sept 22 at Sioux City Iowa where he is scheduled tentatively to speak at On the same day Adlai Steven son Democratic presidential nom inee is scheduled to address the National Field Days at Newton Iowa at 2 Nixon will be accompanied by his wife a staff of approximately 12 and more than 30 reporters the committee said This unprecedented the committee said has been sched uled with one stop in each state to be visited to enable the vice president to gain a crosssection of political and civic leaders farmers work ers businessmen the opening weeks of the Eisen hower reelection Shotgun Slaying of Farm Youth Car Crashes Through Bridge Two Are Injured BRITT Mrs James Kopas 65 Doon was reported in ser ious condition at the Hancock Memorial Hospital Monday after the car in which she was riding hit a mailbox on the right side of Highway 18 just east of here swerved to the left and then hit a bridge The car hurtled through the bridge and into shal low water 15 feet below It landed on its side in the ditch Her husband 69 driver of the car had undetermined injuries They were enroute to Knoxville About The Weather LINEVILLE The prowler scare shotgun death of a 13 yearold Iowa farm boy whoSheriff Lorie Hart said was killed bj a blast fired by a 12yearold neighbor lad was being investigated Monday Sheriff Hart said Jack Moore was fatally wounded by a 410 shotgun charge which Jerold Dean McLain reported he fired when a prowler tried to break the McLain home through a win dow Jerold and his 15yearold sister Dora were at home alone at the time of the shooting which oc curred about Sheriff Hart said no charge had been filed The McLainboy was permitted to remain with his par ents Mr and Mrs Clair McLain following questioning The sheriff said investigation was continuing Monday with the aid of a state agent Just Scared On the surface at least it ap pears to be a case of a kid who was just plain Sheriff Hart said The sheriff said the McLains told this story Mr and Mrs McLain and daughter 7 left home about 7 to drive to Lineviile Their arm is about six miles north of Lineviile on Highway 65 It is about a mile from the farm of Truman Moore father of the dead boy About 8 Jerold said he and Dora heard noises outside and were terrified by the possibil ty of prowlers breaking in He got his fathers loaded shotgun and when he saw a figure outside a darkened window and the win dow partly raised he fired in that direction Body Found Jerold also said he saw two per sons run to a car and drive off The McLains returned about 10 and found Jerold and Dora in a jadly frightened condition When the children related what hap pened the parents went outside and found the Moore boy lying ace downward outside the win dow He had been wounded in the chest and apparently was killed outright The sheriff said a butcher knife was found near the Moore boy The sheriff also said that Jerold calm at the time he talked to him but that Dora was still quite upset He said it was not unusual that the McLains kept a loaded gun in the house because nany farmers do so especially hose living along main highways CIVIL DEFENSE WEEK WASHINGTON Eisenhower Sunday urged every American family to support and participate in National Civil De ense Week during the next seven days Mason City Generally fair through Tuesday Warmer Tuesday high lower 80s Low Monday night 50s Iowa Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday Low Mon day night in 50s But No Violence Reported STURGIS Ky growing crowd was packed in a circle around Sturgis High School Monday after seven Negro stu dents were escorted into the Juilding an hour before classes began The crowd estimated at and still growing generally was orderly State police and national uardsmen patrolled the area in trength Fewer than 100 of the schools 310 white studeuts showed up for classes and 15 of those who did ater left the school building to he cheers of the crowd The crowd remained quiet most of the time but occasionally some one would shout Come out nig Once a few rocks and a beer can were thrown at a passing car carrying newsphotographers State police and guardsmen would not permit any townspeople on the school grounds The crowd made up mostly of men was jammed solid on the sidewalks and gutters across the street on three sides of the school 35 Patrol Cars Thirtyfive police cruisers were parked bumpertobumper a n c helped hold the crowd in line The seven Negro students ar rived in automobiles The crowd had already begun forming but there was no demonstration as they filed building At Clay 11 miles away a crowd of about 100 formed in the morn ing a block from the school There were 50 automobiles on each side of the road Clay residents turned back two Negro students Friday and Mon day there was no attempt to bring the Negro students to school At Louisville Kentuckys prin cipal city 170 miles to the north east of Sturgis fullscale integra tion proceeded quietly Threats to picket Male High School where 75 Negroes enrolled did not ma erialize It was one of the largest tests of integration yet undertaken in he Souths border areas There are about school age chil dren in Louisville and onethird are Negroes Boycott Weakening At Clinton scene of dis orders last week mixed high school classes continued amid signs that a boycott by white stu dents was weakening Mondays attendance was 520 of 800 enroll ment including a dozen Negroes This compared with a low of only about one quarter attendance at height of last weeks troubles and only about 50 per cent Fri day In Texas a crowd of about 300 adults and students of Texarkana ON THE LADDER OF FAME Miss Marian Ann McKnight Manning S is all smiles as she poses Monday on the roof of the Park Lane Hotel in New York Marian who represented her home state was chosen Miss America Saturday at the annual vjatr eant in Atlantic City HECTIC YEAR AHEAD New Miss America Begins Her Reign ATLANTIC CITY N J W A drawling Southern girl whft like to take life easy is off to a flying start in her hectic oneyear reigr as Miss America Marian McKnight of South Carolina had only two hours slee after winning the coveted title late Saturday night when she wa routed out of bed Sunday to face the press and photographers Then she took off for New York for another press conference and three television appearances Monday Sipping an orange juice the 19yearold blonde showed a sense of humor and calm selfassurance in cataloging her likes and dis FiveDay Iowa will average 2 Temperatures to 5 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday Normal highs 73 north 78 south Normal lows 53 north to 57 south No major daytoday changes except for a cooling trend late Wednesday and again at end of period Rainfall will average onetenth to 15hundreths of an inch oc curring as scattered showers late Tuesday or Wednesday and again about Saturday Minnesota Fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Monday Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 64 49 60 99 43 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 76 Minimum Saturday night 48 At 8 Sunday 54 YEAR AGO Maximum ai Minimum 57 Junior College formed a mass picket line that kept Jessalyn Gray 18 and Steve Poster 17 from entering the building Miss Gray had been accepted as a stu dent after tests and Poster said he was trying to find out how he came out in his entrance exam inations In forcing the couple to flee in a taxi members of the mob threw gravel at the Negroes and a white boy kicked at the Negro youth but missed Sentral School Issue Defeated FENTONThe voters of the Sentral Community School Dis trict defeated the issue of erect ing a centralized high school building for the fifth time in the past 18 months The proposition was whether or not the district should issue 000 in bonds for the erection of a centrallylocated building There were 517 no votes and 338 yes It was defeated by a 60 per cent majority This time was the only one of the five in which the proposal did not include a specific site The school board had gone on record favoring a location between the Jentz corner and the corner on the blacktoppcd road between Fenton and Lone Rock likes for newsmen I like to go to bed late and to sleep Miss McKnight said Lenora Slaughter director of the Miss America pageant broke n to say that this routine will ae reversed Its go to bed early and get up early for Miss said Miss Slaughter A jack pot goes with the title including a scholarship a wardrobe and fees for personal appearances he new queen will make during he coming year Miss McKnight was a favorite of audience and judges alike dur ing the weeklong pageant 5foot5 120pounder she paraded her 35 2335 form in a slick black swim suit during one phase of the pre liminary judging and did a hip swinging takeoff of Marilyn Mon roe as her talent specialty Some persons and a na tionwide television audience saw her crowned Saturday night by last years winner Sharon Kay Ritchie Denver Colo Other top finishers in the con test were Miss District of Colum bia Margo Lucey 20 first rtin nerup who gets a scholar ship Miss Alabama Anne Ariail 19 Birmingham second runner up scholarship and final ists Miss Arizona Barbara Hil genberg 18 Tucson and Miss Kansas Mary Ann McGrew 19 Wellington scholarships each Martha Barsness Luther Col lege coed who represented Iowa in the pageant was expected to return by air Monday night Hep plane will land at the Mason City Airport at oclock She like the other participants who did not place in the contest received to apply on her future schooling Menzies Group Departs FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES LONDON Britain flatly re ected Monday Egypts call for lew international negotiations toj end the Suez crisis The rejection came shortly be ore the heads of the British and rench governments met to dis cuss peace or war in the very ery grave situation The Egyptian statement does not appear to suggest any basis ror the Foreign Or ice announced It was the first official Western rejection to Egyptian President amal Abdel Nassers suggestion earlier Monday that a new inter national conference be called to settle the controversy over the vital waterway Egypt set forth the idea even as Australian Prime Minister Rob ert G Menzies fivenation mis ion flew back to London to re port on the collapse of crisis talks with Nasser Plan Next Move French leaders also headed to London to plan the next move with Prime Minister Eden and Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd They faced a choice between war and further diplomatic dickering This city again became the focal point of consultations on the crisis In Washington Secretary of State Dulles said he was deeply disappointed at Nasser rejection of the international control plan He declared rights of the canal users should be pursued consis tently with the spirit of the United Nations The Cairo communique an nounced a note containing the Egyptian as to date meeting place and how par ticipants would be been handed by Egyptian diplo mats to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold and to gov ernments through the world The note criticized the massing of British and French troops in the eastern Mediterranean and reputed efforts to influence for eign canal pilots to quit It re called Egypt has expressed will ngness Aug 12 to the basis of renewal of the 1888 convention guaranteeing freedom f navigation of the canal It suggested that without vio ating Egypts a so ution could be found to cover reedom of navigation improve ment of the canal to meet future eeds and maintenance of fair oils Broad Outline In broad outline Egypts sug estion that Suez matters con em all countries using the canal nd Egypt as owner of the ca resembled the argument oviet Russia advanced in critic zing the London Suez conference f midAugust Russia contended the 22nation PRESIDENT NASSER 1 Killed in Road Crashes Six persons died of highway accident injuries in Iowa over the weekend including a 12 yearold gir driver The deaths boosted Iowas 1956 motor ve hicle death toll to 4S9 compared with 408 a year ago this date the Associated Press reported Two deaths occurred early Monday in a headon collision at a Highway 52 junction about 4 miles east of Monona The vic tims were David Koefod 41 Rock Island and Gerald Havilek 20 Monona Koefod was alone in his car and Havilek was riding in a car driven by Gene JQing Monona Klmg was reported condition at a Postviile hospital Other accident victims in eluded Theodore Koester 62 Carroll was fatally injured Monday in collision at a country road inter section 2 miles west of Willy Donna Milfer Mr and Mrs Eagle Grove 12 daughter of Clyde Miller William F Tomash 53 Palo Clair Hodgrafer 24 Austin ville Grace Lorraine Williams Authorities said the Miller girl Huisman 35 was the driver of a went out of control SAME Black means Imrtlo detth In past 24 hourl Campaign Spending Inquiry Develops Into Word Battle London conference at which Brit in was host was not competent o settle the canals future The Russians proposed that those 22 Egypt and Greece which rejected 22 others should take part in the deliberations The Soviet idea rejected by the Western Powers was that the roll should include Red China and other members of the Communist bloc several neutral states such as Austria Finland and Burma and every Arab nation from Mo rocco to Iraq WASHINGTON W A Senate investigation of campaign spend ing quickly developed into an elec tion year DemocraticRepubli can slugging match at its open ing session Monday The Elections Subcommittee headed by Sen Gore DTenn heard that the Republican Nation al Committee had in the bank at the start of this month At the same time the Democratic National Committee was some in the red the senate group was told The testimony came from 1 Democratic National Chairi man Paul M Butler who said the great bulk of contributions to the Eisenhower Nixon campaign funds comes from large corporaforces for their contributio cans strive constantly to broad en the base of their financial support Hall said a doortodoor campaign has raised Slup contri butions of from some donors Hall followed Butler on the wit ness stand in the first day of an inquiry into political practices contributions and spending The only Republican member of the subcommittee Sen Curtis of Nebraska told Butler You havent particularly helped the committee by charging special interest groups finance the GOP Butler shot back that Curtis started the controversy by issuing a statement Sunday which Butler said attacked organized labor us to tions and that the law banning Democratic candidates such contributions is often Curtis denied doing any cumvented by devious means 2 GOP Chairman Leonard W Hall who replied that Rcpubli such thing and the argument was on Gore finally broke off the contro versy by calling Hall to the stand car which and over turned at a deadend corner four miles east of Eagie Grove Satur day night Broken Neck Ronald Jurgenson 21 Clarion owner of the vehicle was hos Ditalized at Fort Dodge with a broken neck He was reported n fairly good condition Jur jensons brother Ronald 19 was unhurt and Marilyn Orr 17 and her sister Charlotte 15 both of Eagle Grove escaped with cuts and bruises Weather Plane 16 Men Missing TOKYO RB50 weath er reconnaissance plane with 16 crewmen aboard was reported missing Monday night It failed to return from a mission in the Japan Sea between Japan and Russia the Air Force said The plane was last heard from 200 miles northwest of Nisgata Japan The Army said Emma was the worst typhoon disaster of the last decade on Okinawa site of numerous American bases where it lasted 36 hours Fortythree Okinawans and 15 Americans were injured 9 of them Ameri cans Damage was esimated in the millions of dollars Sheriff Robert Blecker said planned to question Ronald Jur genson as to why the 12yearold Miller girl was driving the car Iowa children are not eligible for even higher learner permits until they are 14 Funeral services for Miss Miller will be held at Wednesday at the Methodist Church at Eagle Grove A sec ond service Wednesday will ba at 2 at the First Metho dist Church Estherville The Survivors The girl is survived by her parents five sisters and two brothers The sisters are Mrs OrviDe Westphal Mrs Dale Cook lin and Mrs Duane Anderson all of Fort Dodge and Betty and and Colene Miller Eagle Grove The surviving brothers are Keith Miller Iowa Falls and J D Mil ler Eagle Grove Also surviving Miss Miller art her maternal grandparents Mr and Mrs George Frank Spirit Lake Tomash was killed early Sun day when his car was struck by a Rock Island freight train at a Highway 74 crossing near Palo as he was driving home from work Holdgrafer died at a Waterloo hospital Sunday of injuries suf fered a few hours earlier when his car struck a bridge on High way 20 near Aplington He WM traveling Grace alone Huisman died Sunday of injuries suffered in a twocar collision on a Hamilton County road near Williams last Wed nesday v 1   

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