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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME ED1TIOH VOL LXI1I Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cests a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 1756 This Paper Consists of Two One No The World Around Us Pineapple Is Symbol of Hawaii Number Seven EDITORS NOTE t will around the world in 80 days for our editor unlass 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 TTONOLULU More even than the hibiscus official territor ial flower the pineapple has come to be the symbol of Hawaii You can find that flower in other trop ical lands but the pineapple at least in the lush form which characterizes the fruit here is to be found in no other place When an American goes into his food store and asks for pineapple fruit juice crushed in chunks or chances are approximately 99 to 1 that he will end up with a j product of this tiny chain of Pa c i f i c Islands I Puerto Rico and i the Philippines are the other re I mote possibili i ties But dont i bet on them The w r i t e r spent most of W EARL HALL a day in the presence of this delicious fruit saw the tiny plant being pushed into the double rows of red soil high above Honolulu I saw it in all stages of growth I picked some luscious samples And I saw every Stage me the Dole plant in downtown Hono lulu the worlds largest covering some 30 acres Second Ranking Curiously enough the pineapple industry isnt Hawaiis largest It ranks second to cane sugar close behind and catching up I told and it ranks just ahead of tourism which has moved for ward at an amazing pace in the past decade Sugar cane came to the islands back around 1800 not long after their discovery by Capt James Cook but pineapples believed to have had their origin in the sub tropical pampas of South Ameri ca didnt show up until a rela tively short time before American annexation in 1900 Today the situation is this Sugar drawn from acres and milk yields a gross income of mil lion Pineapples grown on acres yield a gross income of million But theres more to the story Sugar cane had preempted the choicest soil on the islands before pineapples put in their appear ance It requires a prodigious amount of moisture in the form of rain or irrigation during the for course of its 18 month cycle of growth Pineapples pretty much had to take what was left Growth Arrested The commonly held notion that pineapples grow in perpetually muddy fields is incorrect While an abundance of moisture is es sential to them in their 18 months like cane between planting and harvest they can withstand a surprising amount of During such periods their growth1 is merely arrested to take up again when the rains come Pineapple fields are wholly thanks to Although the red fields are load ed with iron giant sprays with 50foot sidearms must regularly provide more The soil also has an abundance of manganese With a choice pineapple roots pick up manganese rather than iron So iron must be added via the spray method and through the leaves In the processing of pineapples there is a remarkable mechaniza tion and utilization of assembly line techniques But human hands are still required in large number The skill and cleanliness present at every stage has made me an even more ardent pineapple fan Deposed Hungarian Premier Vanishes Wf Nagys Arrest F 3 States Buried in Snow 26 Inches Fall in East AP Wirephoto BALLERINA HUSBAND Pasztor prima ballerina of the Budapest State Opera and her husband Ernest Vashegyi ballet master at the Opera are all smiles in Vienna after fleeing Hungary Vashegyi ar rested in Budapest bribed a Russian guard with a gold watch His wife donned an old womans disguise and both traveled by foot and horse cart to the Austrian border 2nd Group of DPs Arrives CAMP KILMER N A second FreedomFlight Fri day brought 75 more Hungarian refugees to America including1 an eyewitness to last months Budapest bloodbath Less than two hours after a TransAmerican DC4 landed at McGuire Air Force Base a onetime postal inspector told news men here that the Oct 23 revolt began as a peaceful student demon stration arid was turned into a mass slaying by secretpolice and FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES A biting wind off Lake Erie blew a tumult of heavy wet snow over adjacent sections of three states Thursday and socked in highway and air travel with drifts up to seven feet deep Like a buzz saw cutting a pil low the freak nied at times by lightning and up to 26 inches of snow a relatively small area in northeastern Ohio west ern Pennsylvania and western New York state It virtually paralyzed Erie a city of where hundreds of highway crewmen were fight ing Friday to reopen roads and streets Practically all industries in Erie including General Elec tric which employs were shut down Towns Snowbound BACKSEAT DRIVERS Phyllis Nelson left and Marian Carlson both of Clear Lake made a hasty check with Engineer Elias Kelroy Mason City in the cab of the KGLONorth Iowa special train Thursday night Backseat driving No just want to see whos going to steer the They left the operation entirely to Kelroy Wind and Snow Greet 288 North lowans in Chicago Had Left for His Home 41 Others Missing By BILL WEBB GlobeGazette Farm Editor CHICAGO rock n Russian tanks Speaking through an interpreter for himself and several others aboard the plane the inspector who declined to give his name said at least 400 men Three Members of Decorch Family Injured in Crash members of a ecorah family were hospitalized ith injuries received Thursday n an accident involving two rucks and two cars on Highway seven miles west of here Injured were the Rev Clifton ruland his wife Marjorie 31 nd their daughter Martha 5 nonths The mother and daugb er were in serious condition An ther daughter Kathryn 5 re eived minor injuries Sheriff Percy Haven said two rucks owned by Brewer Produce Cresco were traveling east vard one towing the other One ruck struck a bridge abutment winging both into the path of th Eruland auto The first truck driven by Stev Dotzler 31 then overturned int he path of another westboum car operated by William L Ben son 28 Luana In trying to avoii he truck Benson bumped th of the Bruland car Occupants of the Benson car re ceived only minor injuries Th nan who was steering the secon and children were mowed down by the tank cannon in the main square of Budapest on Oct 25 Several died at his feet he added Before talking to newsmen the inspector and the oth er passengers ate their first meal on American soil oranges scrambled eggs bacon toast marmalade hot chocolate coffee Medical Checkup After a fast medical checkup and a speedy trip through cus toms they went to catch a few hours sleep before their process ing by immigration and welfare agencies began Their plane landed at McGuire in the middle of a cold night and they immediately boarded buses Karoly Wunder carrying his sleeping fouryearold son Johan was the first passenger off the plane He was followed by his wife Gabrielle WACs held four bundled babies The 35 men 25 women and 11 other children looked weary from their 35hour Vienna flight de layed by headwinds Youthful Group The group as a whole lookec young with most of the adults in their twenties and thirties The oldest man aboard was Jamos Scenerei 57 They were reason ably well dressed with many 6 the women wearing slacks and leather boots a Brig Gen Sidney C commander of Camp Two more plane loads of refu with 74 persons aboari scheduled to arrive at Me luire later Friday A fourth plan flew straight to Milwaukee Offers 360Acre Farm to Hungarian DPs KANSAS CITY Kan W Kansas City electrician and his wife plan to make a 360 acre farm available to a Hungarian refugee family rent free Bray said he and his wife bought the farm located in the Missouri Ozarks to have something to do on Theyve never worked it but it has 40 acres of tillable land a house for a family of five a good barn and two poul try houses I know what it is to be free and Ill show these people wha a wonderful cause they have fought Bray said Wooten Kilmer Wife Carried Elvis Photo Hubby Takes Singer in Fight on truck Robert Webster 37 was uninjured als shtabula and Conneaut Ohio hey too were snowbound as as many smaller towns and illages in the storm area Hundreds of travelers and hunt rs were marooned as winds up o 35 plugged highways ith deep drifts and whipped the now into zero visibility which roll KGLONorth Iowa Fair Special carrying 288 4Hers and their leaders pulled into Union station here Friday amid wind and snow flurries And though Elvis Presley es pecially without his guitar would have had trouble standing up to the jerks lurches and bounces alted operations at Eries air port Drifts blocking two main levelandto Buffalo routes meas ured up to seven feet The main storm area ran along ake Eries shote 50 miles inside Ohio eastward into west central Mew York state and about 20 the train during the night the youngsters faces bore smiles of Other Photos on P 13 miles south into sections of Ohio and Pennsylvania Lighter Falls Lighter falls of snow with ar bitter winds and cold ranged hroughout the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions the central Mississippi Valley and the eastern part of the Great Plains Flurries continued in these sections Fri day At Erie farmers and home owners churches hotels and mo tels opened their doors to strand ed motorists Red Cross units were mobilized Civil defense workers aided police and volun teer crews of farmers with trac tors who towed bogged down au tomobiles from drifts some meas uring five feet on rural roads The precipitation was blamed for a holiday death toll in excess of National Safety Council pre dictions The latest count showed 150 persons were killed on the highways more than forecast anticipation as they alighted from the seven red and orange railway cars Before them were four days of sightseeing in the big city of The North Iowa boys and girls showed amazing recuperative powers for an allnight ride in chair cars Trousers and skirts may have been a bit wrinkled a oy or two may have missed a cap and a girls makeup may not have bsen on straight but with uggage in hand the youngsters Doarded the busses to the Con gress Hotel And then it was off o the Board of Trade for the first of numerous scheduled tours The train left Mason City at 10 Thursday making stops at Charles City New Hampton and Calmar In all there were youngsters from 16 counties aboard Almost before they waved las goodbyes at their respective sta tions hi any of the youths wer looking for something on whici to play cards Most ended up wit heavily packed suitcases bal anced on their knees thougl some were lucky enough to ge large pieces of cardboard from the porters A quick poll showed 500 to e the most popular game Gin lummy ran a close second Two oung felows from Floyd County ound canasta on a narrow suit ase a bit wearisome About that time however roast ieef sandwiches cookies applies and milk were passed out to eve yone and the games were called Because of pains that is Some of those who weren playing cards tried reading bu soon found that trains and shakj print make for aching eyeballs Others invaded the aisles bu there were more peopl the wrong way than th found going right It wasnt long before the grou in each car quieted down Man slept but there were those whos to the rhythm o the ceaseless im ages of the wonders of the Wind City ahead HOT MAIL TROY N Y UP who responded to an alarm here found an unusual blaze It was in side a mail box attached to a pole 3 North lowans Hurt in Highway Accidents Throe North lowans were pitalized Friday for treatment of received in auto acci TOLEDO Ohio UP Loui Ballint 19 a Toledo war ve eran began a slugging matcn with hipswinging singer Elvis Presley here early Friday but friends broke up the fight be fore either was injured Ballint who said he became jealous when he returned home from service several months ago and discovered his wife was carrying Presleys picture in her wallet accosted the singer at his hotel following his perform ances here Thursday Ballint started swinging and so did Presley but friends of Pres ley stopped the fight Ballint father of two children wa booked on a charge of creating a disturbance injuries dents Stanley Brown 22 Rock Falls was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of a broken leg and minor abrasions He was hit by a car on Highway 288 a half mile west of Plymouth Highway Patrol officers who in vestigated the accident said Brown had left his parked car and walked west on the Harold Bartlett 47 Burchinal stopped on the south side of the road to ask directions from 3rown As they were conversing another car driven east by Hazel Cooper 67 Plymouth struck Brown Mrs Cooper told officers she was watching the parked car and did not see Brown until it was too late Two other persons also were hospitalized as the result of a headon collision near the Truck Stop Cafe cast of Clear Lake on Highway 18 Rosalin Thiesse 34 Titonka and Kay Oehlert 16 Clear Lake were pital admitted to after being Mercy Hos treated for minor abrasions Highway Patrol officers who investigated the accident said Sally Thompson 16 Clear Lake was driving west when the right he roadway and onto the shoul der When she attempted to turn o the left the wheels caught on the side of the concrete and threw the car into the path of another driven east by Sylvan H Thiesse 34 Titonka The Oehlert girl was a pas senger in the Thompson car Dyana Day IS Clear Lake also a passenger was uninjured More Snow Falls Zero Reading Here Road Conditions on Page 2 Iowa received a new one to two inch blanket of snow as a snow storm moved from the northwest to the southeast Thursday night and early Friday The latest snow fall which de veloped when warm air from the western part of the state collided with colder air in other sections left highways hazardous in most sections of the state Mason City had six inches of snow on the ground Friday Spen cer five inches Council Bluffs four inches Des Moines and Wa terloo three inches and Sioux City Davenport and Ottumwa two inches Mason City had a low of zero early coldest reading in the state this season Waterloo had 4 above Council Bluffs had the top minimum of 25 Council Bluffs and Sioux City had Thursdays high of 29 Forecasters said the cold would continue through Friday night as afternoon highs ranged irom 10 to 15 north and 15 to 20 south The mercury will dip to near zero in the northeast Friday night while the southwest will have lows of 10 to 15 above All About The Weather Mason City Generally fair and cold Friday night low near zero Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday with temper atures reaching mid 20s Iowa Generally fair and colder Friday night low near zero in northeast to 1015 in southwest Saturday increasing cloudiness with light snow in west portion o w a Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees above normal west to near nor mal east Saturday through next Wednesday Normal highs 36 north to 42 south Normal lows 19 north to 25 south Tempera tures will be below normal at beginning of period with rapid warming after Sunday No precipitation of c o n s e quence is expected during the period Minnesota Snow flurries contin ued cold GiobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum Thursday 20 Minimum Thursday night 0 At 8 a m Friday 2 Precipitation 1 in snow Two Spencer Boys Drown in Okoboji ARNOLDS PARK W Twc Spencer High School football play pt ers were drowned in West nomes ji Lake Friday when their duck joat overturned in the center of Crescent Beach Bay as the ter rorstricken brother of one looked on from shore The boys were identified as Bob Wyatt 17 son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Wyatt and Wayne Swezey 16 son of Mr and Mrs Wyman Swezey About 10 Wyatts 12year old brother Rickey rushed to Crescent Beach Lodge and told Mrs John Langholz the care takers wife that his brother and BULLETIN BUDAPEST Hungary government spokesman said de posed Hungarian Premier Nagy fled for Communist Ro mania Friday after expressing a wish to live in a peoples democratic BELGRADE Yugoslavia protested to Hungary Friday that Imre Nagy and his associates who left the Yugoslav embassy in Budapest Thursday under guar antees of safety have not re turned to their homes The Yugo slav announcement said nothing bout their fate but the protest ndicates this country fears they re under arrest Nagy is the moderate inde endent Communist leader hose brief premiership during arly stages of the Hungarian evolution was ended by Soviet guns Flagrant Dobrivoje Vidic Yugoslav un lersecretary for foreign affairs called in the Hungarian charge daffaires Fri day morning and told him the Nagy party which left asy lum in the Yu goslav embassy in Budapest vol untarily under an agreement that none of them would be NAGY persecuted were not in their homes Vidic declared if they did not return this would be a flagrant violation of the existent good re lations between Yugoslavia and Hungary and a violation of inter national Nagy and a group of his associ ates had taken refuge there on Nov 4 when Soviet tanks rolled into the capital in an effort to crush the revolt which had put Nagy into the premiership 41 Others Yugoslavian sources said Nagy and 41 others in his party left for in a bus provided by the Hungarian government The relatively short trip never was completed they said The others havent reached their homes either Puppet YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 20 WATER DAMAGE DES MOINES Heat from a radiator tripped a sprinkler system at Arnolds Fashion Cen ter Thursday causing con siderable water damage Yugoslavia Refuses to Admit Hearst BELGRADE Yugoslavia Yugoslavia said Friday it refused 0 admit William Randolph Hearst Jr for a visit because the New York publisher heavily insulted President Tito personally in ar ticles appearing in his newspa pers Hearst is now in Bonn Ger many He is one of a number of private citizens who have been asked to make an onthespol study in Norway Denmark West Germany and Yugoslavia en be half of a special Senate com mittee investigating foreign aid programs 50 KILLED MADRAS India UP Fifty persons were reported killed and another 50 injured in a train dis a companion were m a boat and needed help Premier Janos Kadar himself had made the guarantee of safety But it was apparent that the Russian troops of occu pation hadnt given such assur ances on their part The Rev Egon Turchany a sec retary to Josef Cardinal Minds zenty was reported arrested as he tried to leave Hungary in an automobile with an American newsman Father Turchany was held at Goedoeloe near Budapest She summoned the Lake Patrol j The cardinal Roman Catholic and the Spirit Lake and ArnoldsIprimate of Hungary was still a Park emergency squad refugee in the Embassy in The overturned boat was found but rescue squad members con tinued draging in an effort to re cover the bodies in near zero weather Rickey had remained on shore while the other two older boys had gone out either to retrieve a duck or decoys tliey had placed in the water Observers said the area was one of the deeper sections of the lake aster Friday near Tiruchirapalli 200 south of Madras early SAME 553 IBUck laf Jt houriJ im fait Transit Strike Ties Up Seattle Wash SEATTLE hundred Seattle transit system employes backing demands for an 18cent lourfy pay boost walked off hcir jobs Friday morning and left the people who ride the citys buses without means of municipal transportation The strike which Mayor Gor don Clinton and other city offi cials tried desperately to avoid left downtown Seattle a massive traffic jam as office and factory workers took to their cars with UieJjuses idle Budapest Escape Routes Austria was swamped by the influx of Hungarian refugees de spite efforts by the Kadar gov ernment and the Russians to seal off the escape routes Dr Bruno Kreisky state secretary in the Austrian Foreign Ministry said We have now received more than we just cant handle this thing any long Kadar is in a tighter spot than ever A new general strike has gone into its third day despite an appeal by a socalled Budapest Workers council to end it One of the main demands of the strike is to return Nagy as but the Russians reportedly wont have any part of him DAM AC LOS ANGELES seeking vandals who scratched paint dented metal work and slashed upholstery on 46 new cars displayed at 34tb an nual Los Angeles international auto show Damage to Uvas estimated at f   

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