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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIIl Associated Press United Prtsj Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27 Paper Consists ol Two The World Around Us i Hawaiians Utilizing Soil Wisely mi Number Nine 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 first requisite success in Hawaiian agri culture is a sharp pencil That statement calls for a bit of ex planation The total area of Oahu best known and most populous of the islands mak ing up the Ha i waiian chain is o n 1 y slightly larger than the itypical mid western county Two mountain I ranges cut into this limited to tal reducing the I tillable acreage W EARL HALL still further Whats true of Oahu is equally true of the other six inhabited is lands And thats where the sharp pencil and the mathematics come into the picture Somebody must survey the situation and deter mine which of the numerous crops that can be successfully grown is likely to pay the best returns on the severely restricted acreage Exclusive Claim There was a time when sugar cane all but had an exclusive claim on Hawaiis red volcanic soil Then coffee came along and given a trial Bananas had their day in court but were at a disadvantage with Middle Ameri ca where there are vast tracts of jungle land Perhaps I can best indicate how great are the crop possibili ties by listing the fruits growing on the 85 by 125 foot yard of a former I had dinner one night in Honolulu Ba nana four mango lichee orange fig tangelo tan garene passion fruit star fruit papaya and pomegranate 11 in Just about everything that will grow any place will grow here But some things grow better than others So far as I know the only corn to be found in the islands is growing on an experimental plot of a vocational school at the fringe of downtown Honolulu It doesnt quite come up to the Iowa or Illinois average and thats even more true of sweetcorn Period of Rest Both citrus fcuits and apples can be grown here but in both cases the product is substandard for interesting reason Citrus fruits and apples for their best fruition need a period of rest as distinguished from the con stant growth which results when there is no chill weather So by a process of elimination the two principal crops in Hawai excluding tourists are sugar cane and pineapples And now were really ready for that sharp pencil From a modest start some six ty years ago on land not suitable for sugar cane because of insuffi cient moisture pineapples now acres mostly on Oahu and Hawaii commonly re ferred to as the big Sugar cane by contrast is grown on acres Employed But heres what is significant Pineapples from acres have become a million industry as compared with million from the acres in sugar cane At times as many as men and women are gainfully em ployed in the pineapple industry Theres an old saying in the meat packing industry that the only part of the hog not utilizec is the squeal Science and free enterprise ingenuity are repeat ing this story for the pineapple industry Byproducts such as stock feed enzymes nitric acic and sugar recaptured from wha to be waste matter already bulk large even in comparison the delicious fruit in its varied forms SAME HOW SCORES ARE KEPT Ian Thwaites Khan dallah College at Wellington New Zealand takes two Mason Cityans W Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette and Willis Patton right through his logbook of American sports results Editor Hall Gets Iowa Game Score Plane Hits Mountain in Venezuela CARCAS Venezuela AV Constellation airliner with 18 passengers and 7 crew members aboard crashed into a mountain Tuesday just before it was sched uled to land in Caracas The plane owned by the Linea Aeropostal Venezuela left New Yorks International Airport at night It was due in Caracas at about 5 CST Tuesday Hit Mountain But just before it landed it hit Mt Naiguata about 10 miles east northeast of Caracas in the north Caribbean coastal range of Vene zuela LAV officials in New York said i No 1 alert was sounded when he fourengine plane failed to ar rive on time The airline identi led the pilot as Capt Marcel In Rain Radio reports intercepted in Mi ami said the plane was last heard from at CST when it was only 35 miles north east of Maiquetia Airport at Car acas The radio reports added hat it was raining and overcast at the time in Caracas but that it was not considered danger ous flying weather The LAV operations office in New York said the 18 passengers included 2 infants EDITORS NOTE The follow ing news story which reveals how Earl Hall and Willis Fatten of Mason City now traveling around the world learned the outcome of the Ohio StateIowa game ap seared in the newspaper Domin ion at Wellington New Zealand WELLINGTON N sity of Iowa beat Ohio State 60 This was the message passed Des Moines in Uproar Over Firing DES MOINES uproar over the abrupt firing of City Manager Leonard Hall continued in Des Moines Tuesday with three new developments 1 The City Council voted 32 against rescinding its discharge of Howell from the a year post 2 By the same vote the Counri appointed J Milton Strickler city corporation counsel to serve as temporary and acting city manager until a permanent man ager can be chosen 3 John Paul Jones a Des Moines attorney requested that a recall election be called on the basis of petitions filed last March Tuesdays Council actions again found Mayor Ray Mills and the two new councilmen Robert Con ley and Frank McGowan voting as a bloc with Councilmen Allan Denny and Charles F lies in the minority Mondays firing of Howell came unexpectedly and there were only in the Council motion to fire Howell was by Conley who said he didnt advise Mills and Mc Gowan that it was coming up Mills said his promise of a weeks advance notice on any action to fire Howell had expired with the passage of a 90day period he mentioned in March six spectators chamber The on to an American tourist in Wel lington last it was the most pleasing and astonishing news the tourist could remember receiving It was pleasing because the tourist Mr W Earl Hall man aging editor of the Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette is an olc boy of University of Iowa am the win gives the team a standing it has never had before It was astonishing because Mr Hall never expected for one mo ment that his inquiries for the result made when he reached Wellington on Sunday would bear fruit Came to Rescue To his rescue came a 16year old Wellington secondary school boy Ian Thwaites who read Mr Halls inquiry in The Dominion yesterday The boy passed on the score while on his way to school the visitors were so im pressed with lans range of sports knowledge that they vis ited him at his home in Khandal lah last night The boy who lives at 10 Am ritzar Street Khandallah Wel ligton not only told the score and who got the touchdown but also the quarter in which it wai scored There they learned that Ian a sixth form pupil at Wellington College has listened to American sports broadcasts since he buill his own twovalve shortwave re ceiver about a year ago After Ian had taken them through the latest scores in his logbook the animated conversa tion switched to baseball The boy wanted to know if the Americans came from near the birthplace o the pitcher Bob Feller Spot on Road Sure hes from Van Mr Hall told him No wonder you couldnt find that on the map just a wide spot on the road out of Des Ian said his interest was in ra dio rather than in the sport He thought the American gridiron football much slower than rugby Say I never met such a Mr Hall drawled as he noted lans name to meet the boys re quest for an introduction to American penfriends All the college guys I know will be writ ing this keep up with whats happening back in their own The above story was writteirby J A Kelleher of the Dominion staff The Dominion with a circu lation of is the citys morn ing paper named after the Do minion of New Zealand because it was first published on the day in 1910 when New Zealand was proclaimed a dominion Mr Hall and Mr Patton were in fine spirits made a great fuss of the boy and all other New Zea landers they met in Auckland Wellington and Christ church and flew to Melbourne for the Olym wrote Kelleher SyriaIraq Clash Is Feared as Soviets Infiltrate Syria Board of Control Asking Fund Boost of OneThird DES MOINES W The State Board of Control asked Tuesday that its annual appropriation for its general office and 14 institu tions be increased by about one third The request was raade as a continuation of budget hearings begun Monday for about 50 state agencies Sitting in for Gov elect Her schel Loveless Tuesday was Dr Robert Johnson of Iowa City whom Loveless on Monday ap pointed as his executive secre tary Loveless was absent from the state on a trip to inspect the U S Air Force Academy at Denver and Colorado Springs Few Questions Loveless will use the depart mental askings as the basis for his budget recommendations to the 1957 Legislature While Love less at Mondays hearings just listened and made few comments Johnson asked numerous ques tions of Board of Control mem bers and institution heads who attended the hearing The overall request made by the board was for an annual ap propriation in the 195759 bien nium of The board now is getting pel year The Breakdown Here is a breakdown of the boards presentation showing first the present annual appro priation and then the yearly ask ings for the next biennium General office and institutiona roads and Cher okee Hospital and Clarinda Hospital Glenwood School and Independence Hospital and Mount Pleasant Hospital and Woodward Hospital and School and Annie Wittenmyer Home at Davenport and Marshall town Soldiers Home and Toledo Juvenile Home and Reformatory Anamosa and Eldora Training School for Boys and Fort Madison Penitentiary and Mitchell ville Training School for Girls and Rockwell City Womens Reformatory 000 and Ike Dulles Set Sunday Conference AUGUSTA Ga UP President Eisenhower will confer here Sun day with Secretary of State Dulle on the international situation and the continuing Soviet Communist threat to the peace and security of the The Presidents vacation head quarters announced that Dulle will stop here enroute to Washing ton from Key West where he has been recuperating from a Nov 3 intestinal operation for cancer A statemeiit by James C Hag erty White House press secre tary said Eisenhower and Dulles will review the international sit including the Middle Eas crisis and the situation in centra Europe They also will talk over the forthcoming meeting of the Minis terial Council of the North Atlan tic Treaty Organization in Paris starting Dee Hagerty said Dulles who plans to return to his State Departmen desk in Washington Monday wil attend that Paris NATO meeting TRUCK ACCIDENT DES MOINES Ernest Dav is 33 Des Moines escaped with a cut forehead Monday when his empty gasoline transport lef Highway 6 near Mitchellville plunged through two fences anc came to rest straddling the Hod Island Railroad tracks Debate Clearance of Suez Revolt Against U N Financing UNITED NATIONS N Y Revolt spread among U N dele ates Tuesday against footing any part of the bill for clearing the Suez Canal Spearheaded by Russia diplo mats of varying political hues served notice they saw no reason vhy bystander nations should clean out the ships and bridges unk in the waterway by Egypts nvaders or the defending Egyp lans Some delegates felt Britain Trance and Israel should pay the entire bill Others thought it should be covered by the owners and users of the 103mile water way Red Objections The General Assembly ap proved over Soviet bloc objection a 10milliondoUar graht to pa initial costs of the emergency po lice force in Egypt Russia had insisted that Britain France and Israel should pay the costs of both canal salvage am the emergency force But the 79 lation Assembly voting 529 with 13 abstentions authorized Secre ary General Dag Hammarskjold o draw up to 10 millions from the U N working captial fund for the expenses of the force How to Repay The Assembly must decide later how the money will be repaid to he capital fund Hammarskjold lad proposed first that the cost be shared by all U N members on the same percentage basis as he annual budget Later he re vised the request and left the ap portionment to the Assemblys fi nancial committees Egypt rejected an offer by Brit ain and France to help in the clearance job and demanded that vork not start until all British and French troops were out oi gypt The British went ahead however and announced this week they had cleared a channel 140 feel wide for the northern 27 miles of the canal they hold They said they would have it widened to 180 to pass big a week All About The Weather Mason City Cloudy with snow flurries and moderate norther ly winds Tuesday night low 14 18 Mostly cloudy colder and windy Wednesday high 2529 owa Increasing cloudiness and snow flurries northeast and colder and windy north Tues day night Wednesday decreas ing cloudiness colder and windy Snow flurries east Wednesday morning Low Tues day night 1220 north 2028 south Minnesota St r o h g northerly winds Tuesday night with most ly cloudy skies a few snow flurries and colder Wednesday generally fair and windy in morning and much colder GlobeGazette weather dataup to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 28 Minimum Monday night 15 At 8 Tuesday 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 7 Countryman Starts Last Liquor Drive DES MOINES Gen Dayton Countryman said Tuesday he six state agents he requisi ioned for special duty now are circulating throughout the state in search of liquor law violators This will be the strongest ef ort I know how to Coun tryman commented It will con inue through Dec Countryman who will be leav ng office as of about Jan 2 de clined to say whether the agents vill check on any laxity of local officials in enforcement of the iquor laws The agents will be the hard core to assure that liquor laws are being enforced in the State of Countryman said He declined to disclose details of his final effort to make Iowa cracker incuding whether he agents will be joined by local officials in conducting liquor raids Countryman had another con ference with five of the six agents early Tuesday He had conferred with all of them twice on Monday when they reported to him TOMMY DORSEY Bandleader Dorsey Dies at His Home GREENWICH Conn eader Tommy Dorsey the be spectacled sentimental gentle man of is dead at 51 Dr C Stanley Knapp said Dor say vomited in his sleep and choked to death on food particles Dr Knapp fixed the time of Dor seys death at about 2 Mon day Dorseys third wife Janie who was suing him for divorce was in the house when he died were their two children but i was 12 hours later before th death was discovered Dorsey clad in gray slacks an a sports shirt was across the bed with a televisio set turned on nearby Business Agenf He i was found by his busi ness agent Vincent Carbone Jackson Heights who tolc police he came here when Dorse to answer his telephone According to Police Chief David W Robins Carbone said he talked with the bandleader Sun day night and Dorsey totd him he ntended sleeping late Monday The police chief quoted Carbone as saying that when he failed to gain entrance through the doors o the house he climbed through a window and made his to Dorseys bedroom There he said he found the door locked anc had to force an entrance No Evidence Carbone summoned police who n turn called Medical Examiner J luicspp a here was no evidence of violence and added that the cause of death would have to be established by an autopsy Dorseys wife who in her Oct 24 divorce action in Bridgeport luperior Court charged him with ntolerable cruelty was at the louse when they arrived police said The Dorsey s were married at Atlanta in 1948 and have two children Susan 6 and Steve 4 Dorsey for years had been onev of the top bandleaders of t h e country He got into the business 34 years ago and had kept in the front ranks of Americas makers of popular music ever since STOP tractortrailer driven by Joseph Mal len 31 Fords obediently came to a crashstop in an accident near Fords at a No Trespassing sign Mallen was reported in good condition at Muhlenburg Hospital Plainfield Help Asked Suez Crisis Less Serious HoeghAnnounces 4 Appointments to State Positions DES MOINES W Gov Leo Hoegh announced Tuesday the ap pointment of Keith E McWil liams Des Moines attorney as his secretary for the remainder of his term of office and the naming of three new members to the Board of Curators of the Iowa Historical Society of Iowa City Me Williams will suc ceed Paul Parker next Monday Named to the Historical Society were Charles Walling of Oskaloo sa John Sproatt of Decorah and F D Simpson of Atlantic All three will serve twoyear terms ending June 30 1958 The appointees will succeed Henry K Peterson of Council Bluffs now a member ol ihe Iowa Supreme Court Mrs Anna Lorn as of Red Oak and Mrs John Hammttl of Britt the widow a former Iowa governor ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Soviet in Itration into Syria threatened to touch off a clash be ween Syria and Iraq There were urgent appeals to the United tates to do something about the orsening situation The new threat to peace in the liddle East overshadowed devcl pments in the Suez crisis where ie danger of war remained great espite the growing numbers of Jnited Nations Emergency Forc s UNEF arriving in Egypt Tiny Lebanon announced the rrest of 23 2 of lent Lebanese in connection ith a spate of small bombings nd said its security forces had ound four caches of arms and xplosives Iraq Protests Iraq protested for the second time about bitter antiIraqi broad casts over Syrias Damascus Ra dio and appealed for American jet planes and antiaircraft guns tor defense Iraq also charged government bauds incited by subversive ele ments had blown up the pump ing stations on the Iraqp Petro leum pipeline across Syria The sabotage of the pipeline after the BritishFrench invasion of Egypt ostensibly done to keep the oil away from Britain and France has severely curtailed he Iraq governments oil reve nue Jordan on Syrias western bor der was reported turning to the Jnited States for economic aid o supplant British help she is giv ng up at the demand of Arab nationists Turkey Acts Westernallied Turkey after bit er words about war prepara tions in recalled its min ster from Israel in a conciliatory esture toward the Arab states The United stand of the Arab vorld in support of Egyptian resident Nasser appeared frayed y the emergence hi Syria of a lominant military group of pro ioviet officers headed by young ol Abdul Hamid Saraj Although the officers are hot hemselves Communists they lace a high value on Soviet arms and Soviet political support Ihey ame to power under a declara ion of martial law proclaimed he day fighting broke out in gypt British Influence The developments coincide with he decline of British influence in he Middle East already worn hin before Britain and France in aded the Suez Canal Even inside Syria there is a lope in some political circles that he United States will supplant Britain as the friend of the Arabs King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia King Faisal of Iraq and his cous in King Hussein of Jordan ap parently are watching the devel opments in Syria with consider able alarm The Arab rulers may have seen a danger that Syria might be come the first Soviet satellite in the Arab world F Morgan New Iowa FHA Head WASHINGTON Ufi Fred W Morgan 55 has been appointed by the Department of Agriculture as Iowa director of the Farmers Home Administration Morgan has been acting direc tor since July when Kermit H Hansen was appointed administra tor ol the FHA office in Washing ton Morgan is a native of Har lan and is a graduate of Iowa State College   

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