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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Ediud for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE I A THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXIil Associated Press and United Press FuU Uasa Ike Nehru Laud Result of Talks Seven onu Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 This Paper Consuls ol Four 42 r The World Around Us A Study of the Hume Project Number 29 EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world in 80 days for our editor unrest In certain areas pre cludes travel This is one In a series of reports on his experiences and By W EARL HALL IWpLBOURNE Australia Not long after I flew out of Can berra Australias inland capital carved out of the I looked down on an impressive weir and reservoir The pilot of my plane informed me on my visit to the control room of the plane that I had seen the Hume But that didnt mean much to me until I ar rived in Mel bourne and dis covered that my host G V Law r e n c e had a special interest W EARL HALL in the develop ment Its part of a broad pro gram designed to obtain maxi mum benefits from a mile river system centering about a mile stream called the Mur ray Whats already happened at the Hume reservoir in the field of hydraulic power and irrigation is a foretaste of what lies ahead Already hundreds of workers at a point east of the Hume are blasting tunnels and caves for subterranean powerhouses in a mountain range as part of a bil lion dollar program comparable with our own Tennessee Valley Authority Highest Mountain When the project is completed the water of the Snowy River originating on Mt Kosciusko Australias highest mountain will be diverted through a mountain range and made a part of the Murray Basin development to which I have referred As matters stand the water which flows down to the sea from the Australian Alps in this Snowy River is doing nobody any good The stream passes through a ter ritory which already has plenty of water often creating a flood problem But on the other side of the 14 mile tunnel through the moun tains is a semi arid plain need ing only water to convert it into a lush agricultural land Two rivers the Murray and the Mur rumbidgee flow across the plain but their combined contents are sadly short of the need Tunnel Stream With a network of dams tun neJs and canals the current proj ect about half way toward com pletion is designed to divert the Snowy River water through the mountains into the Murray basin which includes about a seventh of Australias total land area On its way the tunnel stream will By JOHN H1GHTOWER WASHINGTON UPl President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Nehru said Thursday their talks here had confirmed a broad area of between In dia and the United Slates in world affairs The two national leaders summed up the results of Neh rus fourday visithere in a final communique issued at the White House Simultaneously Nehru himself at National Airport before taking off on the first leg of his trip home said the talks with Eisen hower had strengthened Indian American bonds of friendship and understanding The statement from the White House said Eisenhower and Nehru had gained greater un derstanding of each others pol icy It added that this would promote their efforts to achieve international peace and friend ship Eisenhower and Nehru held their last conversation at the In dian Embassy Wednesday night Eisenhower was Nehrus dinner guest there and they talked to gether for more than an hour Thursday Nehru headed for a round of meetings with United Nations officials and American friends in New York after which he will spend a weekend in Can ada Eisenhowers personal plane was put at his disposal for the trip The joint statement preserved the official secrecy which has surrounded the Eisenhower Nehru talks from their beginning Sunday Nonetheless high U S officials familiar with the issues taken up said that the conferences had been very successful from the American viewpoint Nehru also appeared to feel that he had achieved his objectives in meet ing with the President The formal statement reported that the talks were full and frank It affirmed the support of the two leaders for the highest principles of free It emphasized that India and the United States share a common de votion to respect for the dignity of This last point appeared to be one way of saying that while Neh ru is neutral as between the So viet and Western Power blocs he is not neutral on the basic issue of communism 3 High School Youths Admit 5 Burglaries high school freshmen will be brought into ju venile court here on a county at torneys information They have confessed to five of eight recent aurglaries here according to Sheriff Lee Lemke The latest was vandalism in the high school building Tuesday night The boys Roger Wolf 15 James Christensen 15 and Larry Crawford 14 have been released to the custody of their parents The boys signed written confes ions Marvin Larsen high school principal and Deputy R a 1 ph Jones aided in the investigation Larsen and Lemke said the boys admitted breaking into the north side grade school Velkers be run tnrough turbines to proand Milbraths suburban grocery A KETTLE OP MONEY Tom Shima of the Mason City High School Student Council is shown with an iron kettle containing contributed to the Christ mas Cheer Fund Thursday by the local high school students High School Pupils Give Record ducc hydroelectric power When this particular develop ment is finished work will start on another one even more ambi tions Whereas the tunnel being built through the mountain un derneath another river at one point is 14 miles long the next one will be some 30 miles in length and in places feet un derground Its all a part of the Australian dream of stepping up her popu lation from 10 million to 40 mil lion people From the Snowy di version project the country will double its capacity to produce electrical energy for industry and homes Open New Land But even more important the added water in the Murray River basin is expected to open up huge new tracts of parched land for rice citrus fruits grapes peaches and pears By conservative esti mate Im told there will be an addition of million annually to Australias agriculture income Much of the construction work is being done by an American firm and by Australian workers trained in our country Our U S Bureau of Reclamation has been most helpful too And a final note somewhat on the grim side Most of the power houses will be under the moun safe from aerial attack stores the high scnool and Darrel Dillon Co bakery the last two on Tuesday night Some of the mer chandise was found in the attic of one boys home NEW Ishi bashi 72yearold new presi dent of the LiberalDemocratic Party was elected prime min ister of Japan Thursday He ad vocates continued cooperation with the United States and other Western countries but more trade with Communist China Ishibashi succeeds the ailing Ichiro Haloyama HANKS to an iron kettle nearly full of money brought over from the Mason City High School and a gener o u s contribu tion by the Junior College the days total for the Christmas Cheer Fund over the twothirds mark The high schools contribution of was the largest of the annual gifti made by the stu dents The money was brought to the GlobeGazette and later to the office of Family Service by Tom Shima student council member of the home room which collected the largest amount From the Mason City Junior College came to help swell the days total and to add more parcels for Santas growing pile of gifts for the communitys needy More Needed Many more gifts will be needed 0 reach the required to make sure that everyone is re membered this Christmas in our community There were also other school gifts showing that even the little tots are thinking of Chrismas cheer Along with one gift came this communication The first graders at Washing ton elementary school want to give the dollar that they won as an attendance prize to the Christmas Cheer Fund They hope no child will have an empty stocking at this Christmas time Girl Scout troop 61 with Linda Morrison as leader did some car oling for appreciative groups Wednesday night and received Christmas Cheer contributions to taling After the caroling Miss Morrison entertained the refresh ments in her home Anonymous Gift An anonymous gift of came with this note expressing the true spirit of Christmas This represents the amount that our family would spend in exchanging a few unneeded gifts The children agreed that it should go this year to the Cheer With the gift from the Floyd County Union Busy Bees 4H Club came this brief statement We are sending one dollar to the Christmas Cheer Fund We hope it will help other children to have a Merry Memorial Gifts Memorial gifts are also in cluded as for example the fol lowing from Mr and Mrs Leon ard Olson of Britt Inclosed find our annual gift of one dollar to your Cheer Fund in memory of our little daughter Idellys Anns birthday Dec We want to thank the many who helped to raise the days total to the mark But remem ber there is nearly still to be raised Send or bring your gifts to the GlobeGazette offices The ad dress is Chriitmaf Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City lawa I9J56 CJIEKH FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Mason City High School Stu j Queen Rebekah Lodge No 106 Kalhy John Pamela a Ben Scroggs Central Heights j East State Street Club Mason City Junior College In memory of a little girl Pleasant Ridge Womans Club 10 DO Tiramv Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No 375 lirl Scout Troop H caroling Grimes Little Cattle Feeders Club 3 lusta Club Fertile Gene and Jim Lescli Club Club SIcservcy Friends As Your Like It Club Thornton Plant Supervisors Mason City Brick and Tile Mrs Alycc Clay Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Steven Lord Bill and Greg Undy Patty Merrill Skeeter Gasaway Bower Coze tie Sigma Exemplar Chapter Beta Sigma Phi GlobeGazette Composing Room Brownie Troop From a Generous family Two triends Britt of Idellys Ann Floyd Cfliinljr Union Busy Bees 4H Club Marble Rock Washington first grade Mabel Hampton Fred Katherine Kay and Scott Mr and Mrs L P Rudd Thompson 1 THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE CASH STILT NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT Only t Kidnaper Nabbed at Denver VA A v A escaPed California mental patient who when Clo Ann and Mike eloped to Montana and were married his teenago bride at gunpoint and fled east was cap When they returned to California the girl was tured in Denver early Thursday after a roaring police chase Mitp w as a mental patjent Later was to her parents Mike Wiegner 16 and his bride Clo Ann Mowatt Wiegner Mr and Mrs John Mowatt at Dalv City near San Wor 17 were in Denver General Hospital for injuries suffered when the fleeing kidnap car hurtled into a West Denver gulch Mrs Wiegner was on the critical list from a possible skull fracture and internal hurts Wiegner suffered scalp wounds Police squads prowled the city looking for a scarfaced Indian named Jesse Eastman alias Jesse Red Cloud 35 who Wiegner said made the trip from California with him A 22 caliber rifle was found in the smashed escape car Eastman apparently not seriously hurt fled in the darkness Police said they did not know if he was armed The chase began sometime after and ended 15 minutes and three damaged police cars later It was a wild ending to a romance which began last month Mr and Mrs John Mowatt at Daly City near San Francisco Her father once lived at Waterloo Iowa Last Monday Wiegner declared a problem child at 14 broke out of Napa State Hospital and went to Daly City Brandishing a gun he took Clo Ann from the home Three police cars were damaged and at least one officer injured pursuing Wiegners car At one point on Denvers empty earlymorning streets a patrol car rammed the escape vehicle But Wiegner stepped oa the gas slowed and forced the squad car into a parked machine Another police car smashed up on a turn and a third struck a parked car The escape car believed stolen careened around a corner at high speed then hurtled into a gulch and police closed in Promise Help to Refugees Nixon Visits Border Points VIENNA wi President Eisen hower Thursday promised the United States would do every thing in its power to help solve the problem created by hordes of Hungarian refugees crowding Austria and still crossing through the Iron Curtain to freedom The Presidents promise was contained in a letter delivered by Vice President Nixon to Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab shortly before the American official set out on a visit to refugee camps not far from the border A high official source said Nixon already believed the Unit ed States should admit more Hun garians Eisenhower has ordered admitted by the end of the year Find Solution Eisenhower in his letter to Raab said Nixon was acting as his personal representative in an effort to find a solution of a prob lem which had deeply touched the American people flight of more than Hungarians in search of protection The President said the Ameri can people had been impressed by the courageous and humani tarian measures undertaken by Austria to help the refugees The United States and the family of free nations have indicated their desire to do all in their power to help through measures already taken he said Nixon the President went on ill study the living conditions of the refugees in Austrian camps and talk with responsible Austrian officials in an effort to find the full extent of the problem and rec ommend further steps by the United States Simitar Letter Nixon saw Raab briefly to de iver the letter shortly after he had paid his respects to Austrias 83yearold President Theodor Koerner Nixon handed a similar letter from Eisenhower to Koerner He also gave the aged Austrian Pres ident an autographed portrait of Eisenhower After his FIRES GOING George Berger bodyman at Lambs Body Shop Thornton finds the fire going in his stove in his flamegutted apartment Berger was starting a fire in the stove when an apparent short in electric wiring set ablaze the quomettype body shop in which his apartment is located Fire Wrecks Body Shop at Thornton THORNTON Fire morning gutted Lambs Body Shop here The quonsettype building was not insured accord ing to George Berger bodyman at the shop Berger who lives in a small apartment built in the northwest corner of the building said the blaze must have started from a short in the wiring He said he was building a firo in a potbeilied stove in his apart ment when the lights went out about I thought it was just a he said until Terry came over and said that flames and smoke were coming out of the Terry is Lloyd Lambs 18year old son Lamb who lives next Jet Pilot Shouts Merry Then Bails Out PERRY F86 jet pilot radioed a Merry Christmas1 and bailed out of his plane near here Thursday when he ran out of fuel The pilot identified as Capt Warren Geisel Detroit parachuted to a farm about two miles west and two miles south of here bruised but otherwise un harmed Merry Christmas everybody Im getting Geisel radioed Missing Boy Is Located Pair Held in Kidnaping CRESTON UFI Sheriff J R Ewing Thursday released an FBI statement announcing that the 19monthold son of Mr and Mrs John B Carter Sandy Utah had been located unharmed ion a farm near here The statement by Joseph E Thornton special agent in charge of the FBI at Omaha said Lelan Radford and his wife Max ine were in custody in connection with a federal charge of flight to avoid prosecution by the State of Utah on a charge of kidnaping The statement said Mrs Rad ford was arrested in Des Moines and that Radford was located in jjail at Oskaloosa Iowa where he was serving time on a state charge Returned to Parents Sheriff and Mrs Ewing took the child to Des Moines Thursday and the FBI said the boy would be returned to his parents in Utah The child was given into custody of Des Moines juvenile authori ties Mrs Radford told authorities in Des Moines that the Carters voluntarily gave the youngster Dennis Carter into her care She claimed the parents said they could not adequately support the child At Oskaloosa authorities said Radford had been sentenced Nov 8 to a fivemonth term on second offense drunk driving His wife has been working in a Moines restaurant No Knowledge The FBI said the farm home at which the child was found was occupied by relatives of Mrs Radford and that the relatives had no knowledge that there was any question concerning her right to the childs custody Reports in Iowa indicated the kidnaping charge in Utah was not filed until Nov 30 Mrs Radford arraigned in Mu nicipal Court in Des Moines agreed to return to Utah and was when he told control tower workjheld in lieu of bond She ers at Des Moines Earlier the told officials here thac she and Uioor to the shop owns the busiplot made three passes at the her husband were permitted fay round of courtesy j ness Des Moines airport runway butjthe Carters to take the boy some visits Nixon was driven to Neii Berger said that there was nojwas I1nable to land due to heavy time last May when the Radfords sicdl Am See in Burgenland Prosmoke in the apartment so hesrounci fog vince and only 10 miles fromiclimbcd up into the storage room The plnru cashed six miles where the Hungarians are crossiabovc where he found a of here ing into this country I The vice president left his car at a street corner in the village to shake hands with local offi cials In Eisenhowers name he jfire burning along the floor j I put about a gallon of fire I extinguisher fluid on it and then it got too hot and I had to get he said thanked them for the help they One car in the shop was had granted the refugees The Weather Doctor Held in Cose of 20 Rich Widows EASTBOURNEEngland J Bodkin Adams 57 a pudgy pinkfactd bache lor physician was formally charged Thursday with the mur der of an 81yearold woman patient in the case of the 20 wealthy The courtroom spectators jamming every corner let out an audible sigh when Bert Han nam Scotland Yards ace crim inal investigator told of the conversation that ended hit months of plodding investiga tion and the arrest Wednesday Dr Adams Can you prove it was mur der he caid the doctor asked him I did not think you could prove murder she was dying in any And he q u t e d Adams as asking later Will there be any more charges of murder The bowler hatted Hannam chief criminal inspector for Scotland Yard nosed about this seaside resort for many months to check wild rumors of foul play in the deaths of 20 or more wealthy widows who changed their wills shortly before they died of cerebral Some of them were cremated The woman Adams is accused of murdering was one of those She was Edith Alice Morrell who died in 1950 an active gar dener at the age of 81 Police were preparing to exhume the bodies of two other elderly women presumably in an at tempt to get further evidence Berger a former Mason Cityan has been working for Lamb for about a year He lost all his clothing ether than that which he was wearing I was too preoccupied with the Berger added were staying in the Carter home Plan to Fill State Mental Health Post DES MOINES UP T w members of the Iowa Board Control said Wednesday the po sition of director of state mental night 2025 High Friday 4045 Jan 8 will be filled as soon as PROFESSOR DIES IOWA CITY UP Services GlobeGazette weather data up will be held here Friday for 8 a m Thursday Raymond B Maximum Wednesday 4 70 who died Wednesday after a Iowa Chance of light rain ex Robert C Lappen and George treme southeast Thursday night Calienius said they will ask the Parlly cioudy Friday Executive Council to raise Thursday night 2025 north 25301the from a year to soulh Warmer extreme south320000 or The job was east Friday held by Dr Charles Graves un Minnesota Fair pleasant this Minnesota Man Is Accident Victim Minimum Wednesday night 13 8 a m Thlrsday 15 Maximum Minimum 16 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS I SIBLEY tt Laurel Thomp ison 29 Storden was killed Thursday when his semitrailer 2 j truck plowed into the side of a Rock Island freight trainin dense fog at a Highway 59 crossing about five miles east of here A passenger in the truck SAME lfSS411 Fort Dodge Woman Dies of Injuries DES MOINES Mary Ruth Collins 53 Fort Dodge injured in an auto accident near Webster City last Saturday died at Mercy Hospital Wednesday   

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