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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a CoPy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12 1956 This Paper Consists of Four Wont Resign Moyer Decides DBS MOINES UP State Safety Commissioner Clinton H Moyer quelled rumors Wednesday that he will resign and said I will serve out my His four year term as safety r The World Around Us N Z Auto Output Is 125 Daily Number 22 EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world In days for our editor unless unrest in certain areas pre cludes air travel This Is one in a aeries of reports on his experiences and By W EARL HALL UROM THE AIR OFF SYDNEY 1 a paradise New Zealand would be for an au tomobile salesman with all the American cars to meet the de mand Its two years on the age between order and delivery and there are cases in which it required sev en years for the prospective i c u s t o m er to drive off in his I new car This was one of the interest ing facts re I vcaled to me W EARL HALL the other clay when my partner on this world trip and I stopped off at a large and modern assembly plant maintained by the Ford Co at the outskirts of Wellington Al though its on a modest dimen sion there was much about the operation to remind me of an afternoon I o n c e spent at the parent plant at Detroit 45 Cars Daily Starling with bodies stamped in Windsor fellow member of the British Common motors turned out mostly at the Ford works in Eng land the assembly line here turns out 45 cars each day for the island market In design and size also name the cars pro duced here are different from the Ford line at home But theyre Irords all right no mistaking that Not far away is a like and somewhat larger General Mo tors assembly plant turning out about 55 cars a day Chrysler too is represented with some miniature cars designed to go easy on the petrol which retails for around 50 cents a gallon here All told there are about 125 cars being released on the market every 24 hours Public Clamor But they dont even come close to satisfying the public clamor for Americanmade automobiles Theres some plausible explana tion why the output isnt turned up but I didnt stick around long enough to learn what it was This subject Im mentioning in my final column about New Zealand because it seemed so re flective of the New Zealanders general attitude toward Ameri cans and American products In the Fiji Islands I found not a dis like but an unawarencss of our country and its people But that cant be said about these islands Theyre definitely proAmerican Thumbing through my note book I discover a number of un related but interesting subjects I never got around to include in my reports For one thing I was go ing to describe an ambitious and almost fantastic plan for harness ing the thermal power from un derground steam at a place called Rotorua not far from Auckland Drive on Left Not until my last day in New Zealand did I become accus tomed to the British plan of driv ing on the left hand side of the road Cars of course come equipped with righthand steer ing wheels Drivers would I think stack up pretty well with Speed and other traffic laws are rather universally observed with the encouragement of some stiff enforcement Where we call policemen or New Zealanders refer to them as Why I couldnt learn Newspapers do a rather cred itable job of presenting both world and domestic news Mostly they are British in format al though editorially the United SUtes doesnt suffer Im per suaded we have a good friend and true in New Zealand commissioner will expire June 30 1959 Moyer made the announcement at a news conference of Gov Leo A Hoegh He also said no person nel changes within the Depart ment of Public Safety are antici pated in the next few months Hoegh said Im happy to learn that hes staying The department has a fine safety program in ef fect and its continuance will prove its Moyer admitted he had consid ered resigning from his post presumably soon after Jan 17 when Democratic Her schel Loveless will replace Hoegh Moyer was appointed by Hoegh July 1 1955 He immediately an nounced a fourpoint safety pro gram to reduce highway acci dents one of them a controversial 65mileanhour nighttime speed limit There had been widespread speculation Moyer would leave since the safety program had not paid off this year and several personnel problems had arisen in the department Among them were disputes over the transfer of highway patrol men and opposition to R W Ne bergall chief of the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation within the department Moyer backed Nebergall even after several county sheriffs asked for his resignation Moyer told newsmen Wednes day that in September he asked the State Executive Council to retain Nebergall as bureau head he reached retirement age of 65 Nebergall was kept in the job on a sixmonth extension basis which will be up in March The safety commissioner was emphatic in saying no depart mental changes were anticipated as the state prepares for its first Democratic governor in 20 years Highway 65 Open From Hampton to Mason City Highway 65 between Mason City and Hampton was opened Tuesday by the State Highway Commission after being closed since early summer Work on two bridges now open for traffic ne cessitated a detour through Rock well since June One bridge is about two miles north of the FranklinCerro Gordo County line The other is miles north of that one The opening of the bridges completes the major road work of the high way commission locally for 1956 with the exception of the Highway 18 relocation project in Mason City Work on the underpasses for the new 18 route through the city will continue full blast through the winter highway com mission officials here said The work on the bridges opened Tuesday was delayed through the summer as a result of structural steel shortages There still is some minor work to be done on the bridges The north bridge was built on the abuttments of an old bridge The south bridge was built over a new channel of Duck Creek which was dug north of an older bridge CAROLERS CASH IN Roosevelt Brownie Troop 27 did some neighborhood carol ingand collecting for the Christmas Cheerfund and arrived at the GlobeGazette with to turn over to Enoch A Norem who is in charge of the fund Members of the troop are 4th graders Marlaney Reynolds Carolyn Atkinson Julie Evans Debbie Young Sharon Stewart Germaine Skluzacek Sheryl Johnson Cheryl Knief Sandra Peterson Cheryl Proscovec and Mary Frost Mrs Harold Reynolds is the leader The girls themselves gave and the Roosevelt Friends of Scoutine Saboteurs at Work in Oil Fields LONDON UP Saboteurs ex ploded 16 bombs early Tuesday in the AngloAmerican oilfields at Kuwait setting fire to one oil well and damaging pipelines It was the first serious out break against the West since the end of the Suez fighting Kuwait police began an investigation but said no arrests had been made Other Attacks Other attacks on oil wells gas pipelines power station and a water distillation plant was un successful but tanker loadings were suspended and strict secur ity precautions were set up A foreign office spokesman said the sabotage had not affected the overall production in Kuwait Britains biggest oil suppliers Kuwait is an independent Arab nation under British protection and is located at the head of the Persian Gulf It supplies 60 per cent of Britains oil Set Up Headquarters Maj Gen E L U Burns head of the United Nations Emergency Force UNEF flew from1 Cairo Tuesday to Port Said to set up headquarters in the tense city The independent Egyptian news paper Al Ahram said in Cairo the UNEF would take over Port Said formally on Saturday The Israeli army meanwhile nas withdrawn the bulk of its roops from the Sinai Peninsula Some units remain as covering forces for the final phases of the pullout SAME To Crack Down on Lax Job Seekers DES MOINES Wl The Iowa Employment Security Commis sion Wednesday instructed its 135 employment service offices throughout the state to require those seeking unemployment compensation to give satisfac tory evidence that they have been seeking work The commission ruled in a split decision that benefits may not be paid to an individual who remains unemployed because of his lack of diligence in seeking work when work is available The ruling mear s that if suitable work opportunities exist in area in which an in dividual is claiming Vice Chairman Frank Engel ex plained the local office can and must insist that the claim ant personally and diligently seek work on his own The employment service fices were directed to make certain that the claimant un CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Brownie Troop 27 Roosevelt Friends of Scoullnjf Union Club Ventura Nellie Barkcma Garner Twentieth Century Club Daughters of the Land Vcn A Friend lth Phoenician Club Elk Creek Hache Circle Wesley Methodist Church Grade Class Occident Club From a Dougherty Friend Tom SkeUinper Clear Lake Clair W Gcneseo llomemakers Freeman Ladles Aid Cinderella Girls 4H Club Thornton Mason City Chapter Ni Order of Ahepa 5 til 10 M THE DAYS TOTAL s TOTAL TO DATE CASH STILL NEEDED GIVING DAVS LEFT ID Brownies Help Boost Cheer Fund ROWNIE troop 27 of t Roosevelt h e ele derstands what is expected of him to qualify for benefits The commission said that if the employment service office has reason to question a claim ants report on his search for work the office must contact by mail or telephone those em ployers the claimant said he contacted The commission said there have been instances which it regards as attempts to raid the unemployment compensa tion fund Any further weekly jobless checks were denied by the commission to two house wives who work periodically for the Reuben H Donnelly Corp at Nevada The women are Mary P Harsany and Gladys A Mousei both of Nevada The commission said Mrs Harsany had claimed unem ployment benefits between 40 and 50 times in three years and Mrs Mousei filed claims 28 times in lest than three years mentary school took the spot light in the days report on the Christmas Cheer Fund These girls col 1 e c t e d among t h e m selves and then gathered an ad ditional from the Roose velt Friends of Scouting Certainly those who will bene fit from this Christmas Cheer boys and girls who will receive toys clothing and going to appreciate the fine work done by these Brownies Memorial Contribution Nellie Barkema Garner made a contribution in memory of her son Cortland Dorenkamp who was killed in June of this year A number of clubs and other organizations as well as gener ous contributions from individ uals helped to boost the days total Several of the gifts came from communities outside Mason City Many more contributions will be needed if Santas pile of pack ages is to increase to the size required to care for the needy of the community is Goal The goai of the campaign is This is the minimum need according to Doris Bruce executive secretary of Family Service which administers the fund Your gift may be brought to the GlobeGazelle offices or it may be placed in the mail The address is Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa New Haven Girl Dies in Crash eightyearold New Haven girl Joyce Meyer who was riding home from schoo with her grandfather was killed in the crash of two cars at a country road intersection near here Tuesday The intersection is a half mile east of New Haven Joyce is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Quentin Meyer of near New Haven a small Mitchel County community about nine miles east of here Thrown From Car She was thrown from the ca to a fence 91 feet from the poin of impact Her grandfather Wil liam Meyer 75 had gone to St Marys School at Osage to bring home the children Joyce and hei brother Marlin 9 His car was headed east Clifford Springer 43 Charles City was driving north when the accident occurred P a trolman Arthur Jonker said the Springer car struck the Meyer car broad side Both cars were demolished Both men are still in critical condition at the Mitchell County Memorial Hospital Meyer has ex tensive lacerations of the head and face extensive fractures of the nose and facial bones and a possible skull fracture Springer las serious head and chest in juries fractured ribs and serious contusions Both are suffering from shock Marlin Not Serious entered the hospital ater Tuesday evening and is un der observation but his condi tion is not serious Funeral arrangements are pending for Joyce Meyer at the Champion Funeral Home here Surviving are her parents anc two brothers Marlin and Ken neth HEADS FAIR MANAGERS DES MOINES Ifl B Moore Tipton is the new presi dent of the Fair Managers Assn of Iowa Phillips Co Plane Crashes 8 Perish BARTLESVILLE Okla A Phillips Petroleum Co airplane reported carrying eight persons crashed and burned south of here Wednesday There were no sur vivors and heat prevented an ex amination of the burning wreck age Following Referendum No 55 Farm Programs Review Likely Old Crop Plan Is Favored WASHINGTON ejection of a new Farmers corn control 7957 SOIL BANK PAYMENTS TO BE SHARPLY HIGHER WASHINGTON Secre tary of Agriculture Benson Wednesday announced the national average payment rates per acre for five basic crops will be sharply high er than this year for par ticipation in the 1957 soil bank acreage reserve pro gram The approximate national average rate per acre an nounced for corn payment is compared with this years The national average yield for corn in 1957 was estimated at bushels an acre and the na tional base unit rate 90 cents a bushel program favored by Secretary of Agriculture Benson appeared Vednesday to have opened the loor for a broad and politicis tudded congressional review of ederal farm programs In one of five separate crop eferendums Tuesday corn grow ers in a designated commercial area voted in effect to stick with in old program authorized in 1938 with its widely admitted shortcomings Some doubtless voted against he new Benson proposal on the basis of promises of Sen Hum phrey a sharp critic of the secretary that he would sponsor new legislation next year to eliminate weaknesses of the old plan Rigid Quotas Four other referendums went as expected Farmers voted to continue rigid federal marketing quotas on upland cotton extra long staple cotton rice and pea nuts The quotas are designed to help prevent production of sur pluses Benson was expected to declare that the results of the corn refer endum require a fresh reexam ination of the corn program The likelihood of new politica battling over farm programs lies in the fact that once proposals are advanced for one major crop legislators interested in other commodities usually seek to get additional help for them The Eisenhower administration lad hoped to keep new farm leg The snow moved across Iowa islation to a minimum with a view of giving its controversial Balloted in Iowa By BILL WEBB GlobeGazette Farm Editor Iowa farmers voted much the way their fellow agriculturists in other corn producing states did in turning thumbs down on a proposed new corn control pro gram Returns from Iowas 99 coun ties in Tuesdays corn referen dum showed that a majority of Iowa farmers favored the new plan but not tie required two thirds Iowa farmers gave the new program votes to in favor of the old corn acreage allotment program State Agri cultural Stabilization and Con servation Committee members said that was a percentage in favor of the new program of Farm Bureau Defeat The Iowa Farm Bureau Feder lexible price support system and he new annual soil ank program a further trial The corn referendum produced votes for the new proposal and for the old one This vas a majority of per cent or the new one but a per cent or two thirds majority was under the law Rejected Plan The rejected plan called the soil bank base acreage program have allotted 51 million acres to corn farmers in the com mercial area which presently comprises 894 major producing counties in 24 Midwestern East ern and Southern states The old one referred to as thej acreage allotment program pro vides for apportionment of only acres among the same farmers The new plan had been adj jvanced because the old one usj ing a formula in the 1938 farm I law resulted in sharply re jduced allotments and widespread overplanting and noncompliance Hard Snow Moves Across Entire State A hard snowfall which the Weather Bureau said would be the heaviest general snow in Iowa so far this winter moved across the state Wednesday accom panied by cold temperatures The forecast said most of the state would get four inches and that southeast and extreme south ern Iowa would get five to six inches or more At Sioux City the snow had reached five inches in depths by noon and it was still snowing hard Mason City had four inches by 2 with more in sight Garf ner Charles City Osage and For County ASC committees have est City reported similar amounts days to decide whether they will accept or reject the chal o t ivy ir i w ci from northwest to southeast ation had supported the soil bank base plan but the National Farm ers Union Farmers Grain Deal ers Assn of Iowa National Farmers Organization and the GI Farmers of America backed the corn allotment program A total of Iowa farm ers cast ballots in the referen dum Max Soeth state ASG chairman said this was heavier than expected though an esti mated farmers and land owners were eligible to vote Of ihe total ballots were chal enged ed ballots ating hazardous driving condi tions both due to poor visibility and slippery streets and high Although the cloud cover Tues day night held temperatures a bit higher than expected over much of the state the mercury fell to near zero in part of North lowans A majority of farmers in North Iowa voted for the old corn al lotment plan There were votes cast for the old program as compared to for the soil bank The percentage in favor of the soil bank only was There were 128 ballots chal jlenged Worth Cerro Gordo and Han All About The Weather Mason City diminishing Bliss to Take Over as Chief Justice DES MOINES UP Iowa Supreme Court Wednesday i Fiveday Iowa Iowa Mason City and Spencercock county farmers voted over reported the state low of in favor of the old above zero lcreage allotments while Butler County went the other way In the remaining counties the voting was about equal for each proposal In Worth County there were 232 ballots cast for the soil bank and 582 for the old program Cerro Gordo 343 for the soil bank and 587 for the old program and Hancock County 396 to 744 Butler County There were 532 votes for the soil bank in Butler County to 209 ifor the old program Iowa Snow spreading over ecu In otncr North counties tra and east Wednesday showed Floyd County ending by Thursday fo1 soil Dank to 332 for Snow accumulating 2 to Mitchell 458 to 366 inches extreme southeast aiidiWriSht5t7 to 566 Franklin 438 extreme south central Low10 471and Wmnebago 43S to Wednesdav night 0 to 8 above88 Returns were not complete Snow to flurries late Wednesday night Partly cloudy Thursday Snow accumulating to around 4 inches Cold High Thursday 1518 Low Wednesday night about 5 above north 8 to 15 south Partly cloudy continued cold Thurs dav in Winnebago Illinois the largest corn produc ing state for 1955 and 1956 voted to per cent for Temperatures base acreages Minnesota voted In Washington the Phillips ofj announced Justice William L fice said those aboard were A Mason City will take over will average S to 12 degrees be Rippel W C Reed C W Binck ley George Sneed D F May field and T D Young all com pany officials or employes and Joe Bowers and R E Ulrich pilots Thursday through next Monday as chief justice Jan 1 Bliss willj succeed Justice G K Cedar Rapids The Supreme Court rotates thci chief justice position every sixj months 1 Killed 12 Hurt in Crash of Bus Car at Sioux City SIOUX CITY bus passengers was not im tina N Grady 78 Granville waslmediately known low normal Continued cold exbase acreage cept for warming Irend over weekend continuing Monday j Normal highs 27 north to south Normal lows 11 north toj 16 south Precipitation will average around onetenth of an incli northwest to about three tenths of an inch and locally heavier in southeast occurring as snow in southeast Wednes day night and over most for base acreage per cent for BULLETIN UNITED NATIONS Security Council Wednes day recommended unanimously that Japan be admitted to the as its 80th member of killed and 12 other persons in jured Wednesday when a car collided with a bus on a snowy street Elizabeth Hauff 41 Merrill Timothy Hauff 4 Merrill and Mrs T N Kroon 34 Alton were hospitalized at St Josephs Hos pital here The extent of injuries to seven Police said there was about 5 inches of snow on Highway 75 at the place inside the city limits where the accident oc curred It was the second fatal accident involving a Sioux Lines bus in five days Norman Korf 39 Jol ley vras killed in a buscar crash on Iowa Highway 5 northwest of Fort Dodge Friday night state again Friday night or Sat urday and again about Mon day Minnesota Cloudy and cold GlobeGazette weather dala up lo 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 31 Minimum Tuesday night 6 At 8 Wednesday 6 Precipitation inches snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 22 I DAYS TO CHRISTMAS   

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