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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited fee MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT E THI NEWSFAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH BORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Pieu United Presj Full Wires Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 18 1954 This Paper Consists at Two No it 350 Egyptian Police Arrive at Port Said r The World Around Us Australians Love Their Athletics Number 27 EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world In 80 days for our editor nnleat unrest in certain areis pre cludes mlr travel This is one In a teries of reports on htj experiences and By W EARL HALL TVffELBOURNE to their inherent friendliness the most distinctive mark of an Australian Ive decided is his or her love of sport This shows up in a dozen ways but in nothing more impres sively than the variety of games to be found down here Already i Ive commented I on the packed stands for every session of W EARL HALL h e Olympics The Australians turned out in blocklong queues for standing room at the vast stadium even on days which were much too cool to be comfortable to Americans And they stayed through to the final event no matter how late in the evening it took place Australian Football But the crowds at the Olympics never quite came up to those at tracted by a competition peculiar to this part of the world known as Australian Rules Football It requires a playing field about the size of our gridirons back home and leaves a considerable of the cricket oval for additional spectators As many as more fans could thus be packed In than saw the Olympics some times a third of them standees I never did get to see one of these games there were two rea sons for this One was Mel Ibournes preoccupation with the 4 Olympics the other was the sea son Its summer here and Aus tralian Rules Football is a winter sport But as near as I can learn the game is a legalized form of mayhem There are 18 players on a side with three reserves When the latter are used up the contest must be continued with whatever number there may be left Usually the ranks get pretty well decimated Strong Rivalry Here I should explain that not all of Australia goes for the game Victoria the state of which Melbourne is capital is the birth place of the game which was ori ginated some 75 years ago or so But in New South Wales with Sydney as its capital the game has never been accepted In fact Its regarded there with some contempt as aerial ping The rivalry in this is typical of the overall SydneyMelbourne at titude Its a sort of Minneapolis St situation For Sydney and much of the re mainder of Australia rugby foot ball is the No 1 game Other sections have a preference for eoccer as their queen of winter sports Cricket played in the summer is universally played but there are evidences of a dim inishing popularity Both baseball and Softball particularly the lat ter are on an ascending scale Tops List When it comes to participation at all ages tennis is still at the top of the list here This explains why a country with a scant 10 million supplies the world with its top tennis players year after There is however just a bit of unhappiness here over the fact that Australias women dont excel at the racquet game to the same degree as its men This is a direct reversal of the situation with respect to track competition as was revealed in the Olympic games The love of sports to which Ive referred here is nowhere better reflected than in the makeup of the newspapers In an issue con taining 30 pages as many as 10 pages will be given over to sport ing events This ratio was ex ceeded during the Olympics but I was assured by both editors and readers that a heavy emphasis on sports is the journalistic fare at afl times 1958 CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Mason City Rotary Club Painters Union No 314 Energetic Class of Congrega tional Church A friend St Vincent de Paul Society Holy Family Piiish Petersons China Center Mrs Marvin Canned Meats and Smoke House Gangs Jacob E Decker and Sons Helen Jerry Jimmy and Bon nie Past Presidents Parley Araeri Legion Auxiliary Clausen Worden 101 Mr and Mrs Mason City Chapter Order of De Molay Deckers Pork Arllanne TV Beckjorden Elizabeth and Charles Mason City Tavern Mrs George Fenson Anonymous North Iowa Navy Mothers Club Mason City Mlllwork Co Em ployes United Clay Workers CIO Union Local 105 From Karen fHE DAYS TOTAL TO DATE CASH STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT Only i Labor Unions Help Swell Cheer Fund ABOR UNIONS and employes groups came through with generous con tributions Tuesday to help boost the total for the day to the highest for any day thus far in the 1956 effort Sizable gifts came from groups at the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant the clay workers the Mason City Millwork and the painters union Largest gift for the day was from the Mason City Rotary Club collected from members at the Monday meeting of this serv ice organization These and other gifts helped push the grand total to leaving to be raised in the next five days That is a big job but we are confident the goal of can be reached Here is another typical family that will be helped by the Cheer Fund The husband and father has had difficulty getting work and has earned only in the last two weeks Each morning he is at the employment office to Seek to Halt Intermittant Sniper Fire Allied Departure Nearly Complete PORT SAID detach ment of 350 Egyptian police moved into this triggerhappy city of Tuesday to help hardpressed United Nations po licemen keep order The city was rapidly approach ing normalcy as more and more British and French troops moved out Some shops were open and Egyptian flags and pictures of President G a m a 1 Abdel Nasser blossomed out in the city Board Ships One unit of French For eign Legionnaires boarded ships for immediate withdrawal while British troops withdrew inside a barbed wire perimeter around the European and port sections of the city A Legionnaire officer was shot and killed by guerrilla snipers during the night while on his last patrol He was the first French man to be killed since occupation of the city A Danish patrol of the United Nations Emergency Force UNEF also was fired on during darkness Monday night but there were no casualties It was the second time forces have been fired on in two days Date Is Secret The date of the final Anglo French evacuation remained a secret but the best guess was Friday or Saturday Britain and France Monday night extended for three days their deadline for removal oi their salvage ships pending Egyp tion acceptance of their use with AngloFrench crews The AngloFrench salvage fleet continued its work of clearing the harbor despite occasional sniper fire from the shore The fleet raised one blockship Monday and was working on another Maj Gen E L M Burns the commander said he would recommend that British and French crews be used in opening the waterway His statement fol lowed a report from Allied naval commanders in which they agreed to put sailors in civilian clothes if the will guaran tee their safety Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold presumably will have to take the recommendation up with Egyptian President Nas ser Clear on Baskets This is to suggest that in dividuals and organizations planning Christmas baskets get in touch with the Fam ily Service adminis trator of the Christmas Cheer Fund for clearance of names This will protect against both duplication and omission Either call 161 or drop in ct 19 West State learn if a job is available He has seven children Father mother and children would face a bleak Christmas except for the help they hope to get from Family Service which administers the Cheer Fund Contributions to the Cheer Fund will help scores of such families have a happier Christ mas In order to reach the goal the tempo of giving must average more than a day in the next five days Contributions will be accepted up to 2 p m Monday Send or bring your gifts to the GlobeGazette offices The address is Christmas Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Japan Admitted to U N Body on Unanimous Vote UNITED NATIONS N Y Japan was admitted to the United Nations by a unanimous vote Tuesday It became the 80th member of the world organiza tion The action look place in the General Assembly on the unani mous recommendation of the 11 nation Security Council Japans admission had been held up almost five years by So viet vetoes Russia withdrew its opposition following the signing of an agreement with Japan las week ending the state of war be tween the two countries Assembly President Prince Wan Waithayakon welcomed Japan in to the organization and invitee the Japanese delegation to take its seat in the Assembly Hall NICE POOCHIE DALLAS Mr and Mrs Jake K Stults trained their dog to bring the newspaper into the house when it rained It hasnt rained in so long that Rickie turned his talents elsewhere Mon day he came up to Mrs Stults with a bill in his mouth No one knows where he got it SAME IKE NEHRU RETURN TO WASHINGTON A smiling President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Neh ru of India sit in the back seat of the Presidents car as they pull into the driveway at Blair House following AP Wivephoto the hours drive from Gettysburg The two spent all day Monday at Eisenhowers farm discussing world problems Ike Nehru May Continue Talks Jerome Boy Loses Life in Flames Young Sister Is Severely Burned j JEROME eightyearold boy sent home from school be cause he wasnt feeling well lost his life in a fire which destroyed the family home and severely burned his sister here late Mon day Dead was Richard Eugene Scott son of Mr and Mrs John Scott Reported in serious condition with third degree burns was Joyce Ann 3 who was trans ferred to University Hospitals at Iowa City from a Centerville hos pital Severe Shock Mrs Scott was hospitalized with severe shock at Centerville after saving Joyce from the lames but being forcibly re strained from rushing into the louse to rescue Richard Officials said Richard had been suffering from a heart condition and was seht home from school when he said he wasnt feeling well He was to have gone to Iowa City Tuesday for another examination Alarming Noise It was said that Mrs Scott heard an alarming noise in the oil stove and rushed outside to turn off the oil supply only mo ments before the stove apparent ly exploded She dashed to a neighbors to summon aid then rushed back to the home and broke a window to lift Joyce from a nearby crib in which she had been napping The family has three other children two of whom were in school and another who is mar ried IOWAN INJURED SOLON Dale Johnston 18 Mount Vernon was reported in fair condition at University Hos pitals Tuesday with a broken back received in a onecar acci dent a mile north of here Monday Minnesota Covered by COLD AIR POCKET The weather was out of joint again Tuesday The tempera ture dropped to 14 below xero at Waterloo in the early morning hours and many Iowa points had subzero readings But in Mon tana and other Western states where subzero winter cold is tra ditional the mercury was well above freezing during the night The heart of a cold air mass was over Iowa and the Upper Mississippi Valley but strong southerly winds were blowing over the Rocky Mountains accounting for the unusual temperature contrast At Nibbing the temperature got down to 31 below zero early Tuesday In Iowa other lows Included 9 at Mason City and 3 at Spen cer At Council Bluffs the low was 7 above Highs Monday after noon ranged from 12 above at Mason City to 35 at Davenport The Weather Bureau said the high pressure system would move out of Iowa Tuesday pulling southwesterly winds and warmer temperatures into the western and northern sections Masked Man Gets at Ericksons A scarf masked bandit Tuesday morning walked into the Erick son service station 1201 S Federal pulled a gun on the attendant and robbed the cash register of about Lyle Mahaffey 35 118 16th who was on duty at the time told police the man cut the telephone line after ordering him into the rest room at gun point According to Mahaffey the thief walked into the driveway of the station from the south at about 4 Mahaffey was sweeping drive when the man ap California Will proached him and said Lets go Admit Tall Corn DES MOINES W Iowas tall corn will be waving in California breezes next week providing au thorities of the West Coast state keep their word Gov Leo Hoegh said Monday that eight to 25Vii foot stalks of Iowa corn will be sent to Pasa dena for the Rose Bowl festivities Hoegh said California authorities assured him in a telephone call that the corn will be admitted if it is properly fumigated for corn borers and any other insects The stalks grown by Don Radda of near Washington Iowa will have to undergo a sixhour treat ment A shipment of Iowa corn to the Republican convention in San Francisco last summer was confiscated upon its arrival Faced With Bleak Yule Mother Abandons Tots JACKSONVILLE Fla UP sad young mother waited in jail Tuesday to be returned to the three children she aban doned in New York rather than confront them with empty stockings on Christmas morn ing I wasnt able to take care of the couldnt provide a Santa thin brown haired Mrs Irene Pierce 23 sobbed to police after her ar rest in a hotel Monday night She was separated from her musician husband some time ago she told Policewoman Al ma Taylor She left Victor 5 Sandra 3 and James three months on a bench in New Yorks bustling Grand Central Terminal last Friday Mrs Pierce said she would rather Jose her children than face the prospect of a bleak ChristrKas morning possibly without lights and electricity in her relief project apartment at Waterbury Conn Victor had pleaded for a pair of roller skates for Christmas Little Sandra was expecting a red wagon from Santa But she was unable to buy the pres ents with the meal ticket she received from the city each week The children were found by station officials aud turned over to New York police They are being cared for by the city Mahaffey told police he thought the man wanted cigarettes and went inside with him Once there the thief drew a pistol and told him I got a gun on Mahaffey said the bandit or dered him into the mens wash room and then took the money from the cash register He then ordered Mahaffey to come out and put the change into a paper sack After telling Mahaffey to return to the rest room the thief left the station A short time after he heard the door close Mahaffey crawled to the telephone on his hands and knees but found the line had been cut Mahaffey described the man as being about 35 years old wear ing a cap and weighing about 150 pounds He said the man ap peared familiar to him but that he could not recall his name Police took Mahaffey to the record department and showed him pictures of known criminals in an effort to determine the bandits identity School Changes Sought Legislators Give Views PURCHASE 37 CARS DES MOINES Iowa Ex ecutive Council Monday bought 37 cars for the state under a low bid submitted fay Chambers Motor DCS Moines The transaction included 35 Ford twodoor models at each without taxes and two Ford fourdoor models at without taxes 24Hour Stay at Gettysburg Concluded Wide Range of Topics Covered v OM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Ei senhower and Prime Ministe Jawaharial Nehru of India re turned to Washington Tuesdaj after 24 hours of private talks o world problems in the seclusio of Eisenhowers farm house a Gettysburg Pa Eisenhowerslimousine drov first Blair House the officia government guest house when Nehru is staying during his state visit here The President got ou of the car with Nehru shook hands warmly with him and said Well sir Ill see you Wednes Special Lunch Nehru went into Blair House to prepare for a lunch given in his honor by Vice President and Mrs Richard M Nixon Eisenhower drove on to the White House a scant hundred yards away across Pennsylvania Avenue Eisenhowers parting remark indicated that further Eisenhow erNehru talks will be held at the White House Wednesday Presidential Press Secretary James C Hagerty had said pre viously that a further was possible Nehru leaves Thursday for New York Domestic Policies No announcement was made as to the subjects taken up by the two leaders during the Gettys burg stay It was taken for granted however that their dis cussions concerned domestic poli cies that many countries are fol lowing and also international political and military affairs such as those current in Eastern Europe and the Middle East Indian sources said often a sharp critic of Western policies in the cold very pleased with the informal talks at the farm Moreover some American and Indian officials believed one by product of the meeting might be a U S decision to provide aid for Indias second fiveyear plan Some word on the course of the conference may come from Nehru Tuesday night He will make a 15mimite nationwide broadcast over the CBS and NBC radio and television networks and the MBS radio network p m CST TO SHOPPING DAYS DESMOINESW Soma hanges in Iowas school reorgan zation procedure probably will ba made by the 1957 inless the members deadlock over arying proposals for a new law Legislators answering an Asso Press questionnaire were almost unanimous in favoring re ision of the present law which las been termed unsatisfactory by he State Board of Public Instruc ion But the replies indicated that he thorough overhaul and recodi ication of present school laws by the board isnt ikely to be undertaken in the ses sion which opens in January The tate Department of Public Instruction for years has advo cated a simpler and better method of school district reorganization than now is provided No 1 Problem State Superintendent of Public nstruction J C Wright has termed reorganization the No 1 educational problem in the And the Iowa Taxation Study Committee recognized the need for stepped up consolidation of school districts by recommending that all areas of the state be re quired to join districts maintain ing a 12grade school system by July 1962 The committee also recom mended that a new form of state aid to as stand ard created to encourage more school district consolida tion If passed as the committee rec ommended it standard aid would be reduced by 20 per cent each year to school districts that do not maintain a 12grade system with at least 500 pupils The stand ard aid would be cut off entirely to districts that havent attained this goal by 1962 unless geogra phical barriers or other factors make attainment impossible But educators contend that even if the standard aid proposal is enacted a better reorganization law still is needed Main Objection The main objection to the pres ent law is that any district has the power to vote itself out of a proposed reorganized school dis trict Thus there is no assurance that the boundaries of the reor ganized district will be the same as that on which the voters cast their ballots The Associated Press question naire asked the legislators two questions on this subject They were 1 Do you favor revision of school district reorganization act 2 Would you support a plan to have voters in a proposed consoli dation cast their ballots in urban and rural block with majority of each required for re organization The only no answer to the first question came from one House member Of the 63 legisla tors replying to the questionnaire 19 senators and 24 House mem bers said they favored revision Two senators and 17 representa tives were noncommittal On the second question 14 sena tors and 19 representatives said they would support the proposed plan Five senators and 4 repre sentatives said they would not and 2 senators and 19 House members did not commit them selves Del Sesto Apparent Gubernatorial Winner PROVIDENCE R I publican Christopher Del Sesto Tuesday apparently won the Rhode Island governorship on the basis of a tally of absentee and shutin mail votes With 365 votes to be counted Del Sesto was lead ing the incumbent Democratic governor Dennis J Roberts 848 to a 509 vote lead The Democrats have challenged the constitutionality of the civilian mail votes and the con test probably will wind up in the state Supreme Court About The Weather Mason City Cloudy Tuesday night low 1215 Partly cloudy Wednesday high 3034 Iowa Cloudy and warmer Tues day night low 818 Partly cloudy Wednesday warmer southeast little colder north west Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness and warmer Tuesday night with occasional light snow ex treme north Wednesday mostly cloudy little change in tempera ture south and becoming colder with a few snow flurries north GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 12 Minimum Monday night 9 At 8 Tuesday 0 YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum 17   

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