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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the 4 t MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NISGHiORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Preu Full LCIM Wirei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER U Thij Paper Cantata ot Two Ttrtttmi frtrrtMi Om Russ Demands Toughen Dags MidEast Task LONDON UP Soviet demands that Egypt be restored her preinvasion territory promptly Friday toughened the peacekeeping facing the Secretary The World Around Us i California Scenery at Its Loveliest Number Two EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world in 80 days for our editor unless unrest in cer tain areas precludes air travel This is one in a series of re ports on his experiences and ob By W EARL HALL HIGH OVER THE PA CIFIC As we wing our way from Los Angeles to Honolulu Im thinking back on a couple of pleasant and actionpacked days in that amazing plot of heavily populated real estate known as Southern California The high spot and I probably shouldnt admit this to my Cali fornia friends was the Iowa Minnesota football game which reached me via TV in a lovely South Pasadena home with ever so much more clarity than would have been the case if I had been seated where I usually get seated in Memorial Stadium Even though there has been only one soaking rain and the temperature was pushing the 100 mark the outdoors about Los An geles is at its loveliest Sprink ling systems were in full opera tion Lawns especially those with newly planted rye grass are at their greenest and flowers are everywhere Strange Form Yes there was that everpres ent unusual weather too But it took a strange form Not once during our two full days and part of a third was there even slight trace ofj jfog which in its most obnoxious form has come to be known as No statistics on the subject are available W EARL HALL but Id be willing To hazard a guess that for the past ten years this miserable phenomenon called smog has provided Southern Cali fornians with at least a fourth of their conversation in social gath erings This is true when smog is pres ent and its just as true as I can testify from this most recent ob servation when the air is smog less and the backdrop of yellow ish mountains come into view In cidentally the Los Angeles news papers were headlining San Fran ciscos smog conditions as on ether occasions Ive seen them feature a midwestern blizzard Cars Blamed Popular thinking on the cause of smog has undergone a pro nounced change since my last visit to Southern California two or three years ago Then it was the fumes from industry which took the blame Now its the mounting number of With the shifting of the blame from industry to automobile there has been a trend toward hopelessness When industry was the whipping boy there was an almost childlike confidence that the factories and their belching smokestacks could be brought under control But not so with the automobile and the truck To bring them un der control would involve a type of selfdiscipline which even the most optimistic Californian doesnt honestly expect Old Rule I thought I could detect a dis position on the part of my friends to rationalize and exemplify the old rule misery loves com Whats happened to us out the reasoning seems to run is going to happen to the rest of the country as the num ber of cars Concern over the smog problem is reflected in a rearwindow and bumper sign you see every time you take to one of Los Angeles amazing freeways It reads They uaed to refer to our city at Now its Smogtown Dag Hammarksjold and the Mid dle East police force The renewed Russian backing was considered certain to stiffen Egypts position regarding the role of the international force already directly counter to firm stands taken by Britain France and Israel Hammarskjold was left with the staggering job of trying to find some compromise The sec retary general flew to Egypt Fri day from the troop staging area near Naples for onthescene efforts to get the policing opera tion in action He accompanied 54 Columbian troops They were followed by a second plane carry ing 50 Norweigans 92 Troops Already in the Suez Canal Zone was the first contingent of 92 Danish and Norwegian troops They were standing by in barracks at Abu Suweir Airfield behind the Egyptian battle lines awaiting reinforcements and orders Swedish Maj Curt Egersted a truce observer told the first units to reach Egypt You will stay here until further instruc tions You will be quartered in camps on this airfield I know nothing about your future 513 More Another 513 Danes Norwegians and Canadians waited at the Capodichino staging area near Naples to be flown to Egypt More forces were expected at Capodichino over the week end Before leaving Italy Hammar skjold would say nothing about his plans in Egypt He declined to talk to reporters before board ing his plane Russias latest move in the Mid die East crisis came in the form of notes from Premier Bulganin to the prime ministers of Britain Franceand Israel 1949 Lines The notes demanded that the three countries pull their troop out of Egypt immediately that Egypt be paid by the three na tions for material losses suffered in the invasion and that the police force be restricted to po sitions along the 1949 Israeli Egyptian armistice lines He said the police force should not be sta tioned in the Suez Canal Zone Except for the question on com pensation which Egypt had not raised these demands fell wholly in line with Egypts position Thanksgiving Dinner to Be Cheapest in the Last Six Years CHICAGO dinner this year will be the cheapest in six years because of lower turkey prices the Agricul ture Department reported Friday The departments Agricultural Marketing Service here said Thanksgiving dinner can be bought for compared with last year and costs ranging from to the previous four years The cost of this years 10lb eviscerated turkey the service said was figured at as against a year ago Lower prices than last year for apples pumpkin cranberries and oranges also contributed to this years lower dinner cost How ever prices of sweet potatoes celery grapes and walnuts were about the same as last year with anned green beans higher priced MRS L W SWANSON Mrs Swanson Heads School Boards Assn Mrs L W Swanson Mason City Friday became the first woman president of the Iowa Assn of School Boards Other officers elected at the as sociations conventionin Des Moines were Edmund Groomes Menlo 1st vice president and Clyde McFarlin of Montezuma 2nd vice president Mrs Swanson a 6year member of the Mason City school board said the twin problems of school district re organization and fi nancing are the most important challenges to the association in 195657 Our big responsibility will be to present our proposals to the she added Appointed to new terms were Mrs James Shannahan Des Moines as treasurer and Don A Foster Des Moines as executive director Dock Strike Hits Atlantic Gulf Ports NEW YORK iff A crippling strike by thousands of longshore men Friday hit New York and other ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts Waterfront activity appeared to be at a virtual standstill from Maine to Texas threatening a loss of a million dollars a day or more to shippers The International Longshore niens independent with some members called the strike as of midnight when its old contract with the New York Ship ping Assn expired without agree ment on a new pact Mayor Robert F Wagner called both sides and federal mediators into session here in an effort to effect an early settlement He lad pleaded against a stoppage in this time of international cris Union spokesmen said 54 ships were tied up in New York harbor Storm Indirectly Causes 2 Deaths Carpenter Killed on Lehigh Job High Winds Are Blamed Mason Citys first snow of the season left in its wake Friday morning icy streets and high ways innumerable accidents and collisions and two deaths caused indirectly by the storm Dewey W 42 615 Har rison N was killed amid high winds late Thursday when struck on the head by a sheet of plywood that fell from an 80 foot silo un der construction at the Lehigh Portland Cement Co plant Arthur E Holmquist 66 died suddenly Thursday evening at his home 722 Harrison N from a heart attack suffered after shov iling snow Strong Wind Starting early Thursday as driz zle and rain the storm developed as it began to snow and gusts of wind increased in velocity to 34 miles an hour Some drifting re sulted but most of the snow and ice froze together as a thin coat ing The temperature dropped dur ing the night to 9 degrees and was 11 degrees at 8 Friday The CAA weather station at the Mason City Municipal Airport re ported an inch of snow and a enth of an inch precipitation for he entire storm Highways throughout North owa were generally ice covered aut conditions were improving as the day wore on highway depart ment officials said Friday How ever extreme caution was urged Cause of Death Baldwin a carpenter was em ployed by the Walsh Construction Co The Cerro Gordo County cor oner Dr J E Christopherson said death was caused by a blow to the spinal cord Police said Baldwin was struck by a stack of 4 by 8foot plywood which was being lifted to a heighl of about 80 feet when it slipped from a rope sling The accident occurred during a driving wind which made working at the site difficult Construction operations were suspended after the incident Police said the men were pouring concrete in the sec ond silo from the west on the south side A Snell ambulance which was bringing Baldwin to the hospital was involved in a minor collision at the corner of 4th and N Federal Born at Fairmont Mr Baldwin was born Feb 22 914 at Fairmont son of eorge and Jennie Baldwin Whenj he was 16 months old the family moved to Whittemore and later o Charles City where he at ended school On July 3 1938 he was married wii u L4Ajr u j i uuo lit JiiciLiiciI vim to Florence Starkey at wife Flor TWO KILLED SCRANTON Pa A smallf Surviving packing house containing father rounds of powder blew to bits Thursday night at an isolated lant site of the E I du Pont de Nemours Inc Two work rs inside were killed AP Wircphoto HER PREROGATIVE Queen Brcnda Gale Mar shall demands and gets a kiss from her Richard Puckett after they were crowned at a baby pageant held at Nashville Tenn The regally attired youngsters are both twoyearsold Highway Toll Nears High Mark in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas grim toll of death on the highways was one away Friday rom equalling the states alltime high of 633 set two years ago Three more fatalities late Thursday brought the 1956 motor vehicle death figure to the second worst record with 46 days remaining in the year In the record year of 1954 Iowa had 548 fatalities on this date There were 542 last year The latest victims were Mr ant Mrs Louis A Neill Pandora Ohio and Ruth Kaiser 16 Earl ville Neill 71 and his 63yearolc wife were killed when authoritie said they drove through a stop sign and collided with a breac truck at the junction of Highway 652 near Corydon Miss Kaiser daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Kaiser was in jured fatally when the car in which she was riding rammed the rear of a semi trailer truck parked alongside of Highway 20 east of Dyersville Her sister Mrs Laverne Neu laus Earlville was reported in ood condition at a Dubuque hos Neuhaus driver of the ar was not hurt Hunter Rescued After Nights Stay in Blind MUSCATESTE 64year old hunter stranded all night in subfreezing weather in a duck 3lind in the Mississippi River vas rescued early Friday stiff vith c o i d but otherwise un SAME U N Group Again Shelves Red Chinas Membership Bid UNITED NATIONS The U N General Assembly Fri day shelved for another year the question Red China but only after a bitter exchange between Sen Knowland RCalif and Indias V K Krishna Menon Knowland a member of the U S delegation touched off the fight Thursday night by issuing a personal statement to the press criticizing the role played by Menon in spearheading the drive to get the Chinese Communists into the world organization Menon replied with a sharp pro test and a demand that the United States delegation disown Knowlands statement He called the senators statement dis service to the cause of interna tional The assembly rejected an Indi an move to get the Red China question debated now It then voted 4724 in favor of an Amer icansponsored plan to postpone all discussion on the issue for at least another year Voting against the postpone ment were the Soviet bloc coun tries Afghanistan Burma Cey lon Denmark Egypt Finland India Indonesia Nepal Norway Sudan Sweden Syria Yemen and Yugoslavia Those abstaining were Cambo dia Israel Jordan Laos Linya Portugal Saudi Arabia and Tuni sia stepmother Maude Baldwin of Sampton four brothers Clifford Baldwin Des Moines Fred Bald win Hampton Jielvin Baldwin Minneapolis and George Bald win Hampton and a sister Mrs Elmer Kemp Hampton and other relatives He was preceded in death by his mother Funeral arrangements are in complete The McAuley and Son Funeral Home is in charge Four Inches Reported Weatherwise in other parts of Iowa the storm dumped as much as Cour inches of snow in some northern sections Sibley listed four inches of snow while Sioux City had two inches The south ern half of the state received snow flurries Sibley also laid claim to the states low early Friday of one above zero Spencer reported 7 above while Davenport was warmest with 23 A warming trend was expected to return to the state Saturday with readings about 15 degrees higher than those of Friday How ever colder weather will slip Adolph Brady Muscatine was iiauled into a boat by rescue workers who had tried to reach he rock blocked duck blind throughout the night back into the state Sunday Heavy snow spread a white blanket from eastern Montana through western Upper Michigan Snow depths generally varied Study Group Reports No Tax Relief Lik in I Prentis Seeking Outside Help IN THE HOUSE DES MOINES UP Because of the Nov 6 general election results the Iowa Taxation Study Committee must find some non committee members to help push its recommendations in the House of Representatives Ive only got man to carry the ball in the State Sen X T Prentis RMount committee chairman explained Only one committee W J Johannes remained in the House after the general election The tax study group was widely attacked by Democrats during recent preelection campaign Democrats charged that Gov Hoegh had increased taxes and then had named the com mittee to find ways of raising them further Democratic candi dates also had assailed the committee for not making Its rec ommendations public before the Nov 6 general election Gov Hoegh and other Republicans had answered that the committee wasnt trying to raise taxes but only to distribute them more fairly Wont Call Special Governor DES MOINES UB Gov Leo Hoegh Friday said he does not plan to call the Legislature into special session in order to conside recommendations of the Iowa Taxation Study Committee Hoegh told his news conference he decided against calling th frsnprial sfissinn nrimarilv hsraiis Six Injured When Airliner Crash Lands in Desert LAS VEGAS Nov UP A Trans World Airline pilot was credited with averting a possible major air tragedy Thursday by jellylanding a crippled airliner on the desert The twin engined Martin 404 screeched to a halt near the air ort only yards away from a louse Six of 38 passengers and crewmen were injured but only 3ne of the injured required hos nitalization The airliner developed engine rouble shortly after taking off rom McCarran Field here on the inal leg of its flight from Kansas to Los Angeles The pilot lapt Arthur De Fabry Palos Estates returned lie plane on one engine and at empted to make an emergency session primarily becau of the changes in the makeup the Legislature and the adminis tration Hoegh said he would leave th problem to the new Legisiatur and would not call a special ses sion to deal with the report HI said he felt the new Legislatun and the new Democratic gov ernor should be given a free land in dealing with the prob em The committtees report he said gives the new administra ion and Legislature an excel ent starting point for their de iberations and The Democrats almost doubled heir membership in the 1957 Leg slature in the Nov 6 elections and Herschel C Loveless was elected as the first Democratic governor in 20 years Hoegh said he decided against he special session for three rea ons 1 There is insufficient time n which to study the large re ort which included 45 recom mendations 2 It would cost tens j JLI vuai icu andmg on the airfield He overof thousands of dollars for a pur rim it hot it De Fabry then retracted the pose which does not seem justi Committee Presents 45 Ideas Need for More Funds Cited anding gear and made a perfect icily landing on level desert near iy The impact ripped seats loose nd tore both engines from their mounts The plane didnt catch ire and most passengers walked mt unassisted About I The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and Friday night low 1520 Partly salesof milk by dairy farmers to fMflllHv anH O lltflo Cnf i RECORD YEAR SEEM WASHINGTON wi The Agri ulturc Department Friday said By CHARLES A KROUSE DES MOINES Iowa ax Study Committee Friday ade 45 recommendations aimed rimarily at easing the burden n local property taxpayers But the long awaited report to ov Leo A Hoegh and the Iowa egislature which was begun 18 months ago held no promise of eneral tax relief Instead it in icated the need for more overall evemie to run all phases of gov rnment and schools The basic question of how to alance the budget after June 30 n the face of greater demands by all state agencies and the states school system was not answered SaUs Tax The committee pointed out the sales tax will revert from 2Vi to 2 per cent next June 30 and sug gested the Legislature look for the revenue replacement in one of three places The three areas were a 3 per cent sales tax with the third cent earmarked for education a tax services or a personal ad justed gross income The sales tax would be on the same basis as the present 2Vi per cent sales tax The service tax vould be at a 2 per cent rate oa uch things ashaircuts auto re Jairs real estate sales advertis ng and scores of other services payable by the persons obtaining he service The gross income ax would be at a fiat rate on the TOSS income computed for fed ral tax purposes It would be in ddition to present income taxes Replace 10 Million Any of the three would more ban replace the estimated 10 mil on dollars that will be lost if the ales tax is allowed to return to per cent as advocated during e recent political campaigns by and Herschel oveless The committee mentioned a fied and 3 There have been sot fourth potential revenue source many changes in the membership legalized liquorbythedrink but of the Legislature that it seems improper to call the members of the last Legislature into ses sion NEW RECORD WASHINGTON an Industrial production climbed to a new rec ord in September and October de t expects both production andspite a slight sag in building ac cloudy and a little warmer Sat urday high 3235 Iowa Mostly fair Friday night partly cloudy Saturday Little warmer extreme west Friday night Low Friday night mostly 20s Warmer Saturday Five Day Iowa Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees be low normal Saturday through next Wednesday Normal highs 40 north to 46 south Normal lows 24 north to 28 south Warmer Saturday Colder Sun day Only minor daily tempera ture changes Precipitation onetenth to rest of period will range from onefourth of an inch occurring as rain or snow Monday or Tuesday Minnesota Fair continued cold GlobeGazette weather data up w from six to eight inches in most 8 a m Friday stormhit sections but one of the heaviest snowfalls was at Du tuth where 12 inches fell Eight inches was reported at Grantsburg and three inches whitened parts of Upper Michigan where the heavy snow Maximum continued Friday j Minimum Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday Night At 8 Friday 36 9 n Precipitation 1 Inch Snow YEAR AGO 39 9 Daita UL iiiiiiv Ltd Ll I dl llLKl 6 LO reach record levels In me r eaerai neserve coara reported Friday Bank Cashier in SPENCER David T federal officer said though the for 22 years cashier of the was discovered about a County National Bank here ago and investigators in enroute to Fort Dodge Friday an agent of the Federal enter a plea in Federal Court to of Investigation have charge of embezzling from a naDeen checking almost tional since Bank officials said that E Van Aistine District 01 had been taken over a at Sioux City said no of some 11 years from had been issued against cash at the but that the cashier had to enter a plea to prosecu Investigators said Olson on the embezzlement charge the money only in operating officials said that the they called a private loan County National was fully cy for the benefit of some from loss surance policy holders has been prominent in needed cash from time to time affairs and is currently meet insurance premium paychairman of the Clav County mcnts i Olson left for Fort Dodge inj He has a wife and three the company of his own two of them college stu He has not been held in it did not include a bill on the mechanics of such a law Bills on the other three possibilities wera submitted by the committee but not specifically recommended In a single stroke the 12mem ber group created the revenue need to which it referred It recommended passage of a bill to create a new standard aid for schools The aid would be paid by the state to districts that have at least 500 pupils a 12grade school and have met other reorganization requirements The State Depart ment of Public Instruction has es timated it would take 15 million dollars to make the program worthwhile Purpose of the new aid would be to substantially reduce in number the states school districts by 1962 The committee said the large number of districts pro motes inefficiency and is a contributing factor the high cost of education in the Top Recommendations Significant recommendations on which the Legislature will be asked to act include 1 The right of the State Board of Regents to add building fees to tuitions at the University of Iowa Iowa State College and Iowa State Teachers College for capital improvements The insti tutions would be permitted to go into debt for such improvements issue 40year bonds and retire them with the building fee col lections 2 The right of cities and CONTINUED ON PAGI 2   

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