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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for ih CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSfAPfR THAT MAK HOME EDITION IS ALL NORTHIOWANS NEIGHBORS Aisocltted Pnu United Preu rul Lean copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 This Paptr at Two fiectlon No Violence as Bus Segregation E r The World Around Us Platypus Is Difficult to Describe W EARL HALL Number 30 EDITORS NOTE It will be round the world in 80 days for our editor unless unrest In certain pre cludes air travel This Is In cries of reports on bis experiences and By W EARL HALL TUJELBOURNE not only seen but Ive petted a platypus and a kangaroo This experience on my next to the last day here seemed to make my two weeks visit in Australia complete It would have been highly humiliating to have to an swer in the negative when asked I know Im going to be asked D i d you see any k a n g a roos My contact with the platypus made me feel like the man who gazed for the first time on a giraffe at a circus and re marked There t no such This little the size of a Persian cat but ever so much heavier and of a quite different description But Ill try anyway Fur iike Seal It has l a ducklike bill 2 a fur resembling that of a seal 3 webbed feet with retractable webbing so the claws may be used for digging 4 it lays eggs 5 the mother suckles the young from a small abdominal area 6 the male has a pair of veno mous spurs on the heel of its hind foot The platypus sleeps on land but gets its food by night in the wa ter It can neither see nor hear beneath the water but its strange bill has radar qualities It can eat half its own weight nightly Eight hundred earthworms two duck eggs and a dozen crawfish would be considered just a warmup preparatory to the real meal According to the keeper of the platypus at the Sir Colin MacKen zie Sanctuary in the native bush some 20 miles east of Melbourne this amazing cross between ani mal and fowl is the most difficult of all creatures to maintain in captivity It just doesnt like peo ple Now Protected Once the platypus was rather common here and was sought after by hunters but in recent years it has been threatened by extinction and the government has taken all necessary means MINOR CHANGES ASKED State Coverment Efficiency Praised DBS MOINES Wi The Iowa Governmental Reorganization Study Committee issued a report Friday which praised the effi ciency of the state government but suggested changes affecting a dozen agencies including that members of the Commerce Com mission be appointed rather than elected The committee commonly known as the Little Hoover Com mittee created by the 1955 Legislature to make recommendations Three Killed in Crash at Donnellson Iowa Man Among Accident Victims PUZZLED BY CHEESECAKE Sevilla Spanish movie actress who just arrived in this country avers she is puzzled by American photog raphers requests to cross her legs and lift her skirt for cheesecake ph o t o s In Spain we do not have anything like the beautiful Miss Sevilla said The censors would not allow Fog Covers Much of U S By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS A sea of fog miles wide tied up most air traffic in the central section of the nation Fri day The Weather Bureau at Chicago said the pall extended from west ern Iowa on the west to Pitts burgh on the east It closed in while Christmas travel was build ing toward a peak Chicagos Midway Airport nor mally the busiest commercial field in the world reported only a few planes were moving OHare Field northwest of the city had a similar slowdown De troit Cleveland and Buffalo also were socked not only for its protection but for The Des MoinCs airport shul its propogation down al 3 p m Tnursday had a On par with the platypus m the visibility of only onesixteenth of DONNELLSON per sons were killed when a semi trailer truck an oil truck and two cars were involved in a chain re action collision on Highway 218 about nine miles north of here The dead were identified as Julius Petty 42 Stuttgart his 12yearold son and Wilbur Francis Thompson 42 Ainsworth Iowa Highway Patrolman Lowell Schellhase gave the following de scription of the accident Petty and his son were head ing north on the highway in a 1955 car loaded with mink skins Fruit Truck A Standard Oil truck driven by Harold Mitchell 31 Davenport was traveling south Following the tanker was a semitrailer owned by Fruit Industries Brad enton and driven fay Ken neth Jeffres 30 Tampa Fla The semitrailer pulled out from behind the oil truck to see if the road was clear to pass Jeffres saw the approaching car and pulled back to his pwn side of the road Petty apparent ly applied his brakes and his car slid broadside into the path of the oil truck The semitrailer then rammed into the rear of the oil truck and jackknifed across the highway the 1957 session also included a suggestion that audits of towns be made by the state auditors office at least once each five years For the most part the groups r e c o mmendations represented proposals for minorchanges Members had said earlier that the experiences in Iowa in the past and in other states is that drastic and sudden changes in the governmental setup would not be accepted either by the leg islatures or the people The corn Caught Fire The truck drivers were remov ing the man and boy from the car which had caught fire when a southbound car driven by Thomp son 42 rammed the semitrailer Thompson and Petty were killed instantly the Petty boy died about 40 minutes later in Sacred Heart Hospital at Fort Madison The patrolmen said officers were occupied for nearly three hours with putting out the fire and prying the car from under neath the semitrailer Traffic was blocked for several miles in both directions by the crash mittee prepared half a dozen bills to carry out its recommendations Words of Praise The sixmember committee whose chairman is Sen Harry E Watson RSanborn included in its report words of praise for the economy and efficiency of the Industrial Commission The com mittee has been meeting period ically since the close of the 1955 session hearing representatives of state agencies on their ideas needed governmental reorganiza tion The committee used as a guide a report of the 1950 Iowa Govern mental Reorganization Commis sion That group made a long list of recommendations for sweeping changes in the state govern mental administrative setup One of the more important of the few changes made following that groups report was giving the Iowa Legislative Interim Commit tee broader powers and duties Present Structure In reference to the present affections of the Australians is the koala which can be described as a living teddy bear Its a born humorist Actually its a marsu pial mammal not even allied to the bear family With a pouch for its young it more closely re sembles the kangaroo biological ly Roaming the grounds of the sanctuary were that giant ostrich like bird known as the emu a trusty friend of our crossword puzzle fans Once they were hunted for their plumes but nowj they are protected an old old story The kookaburra better known as the laughing jackass is Australias leading humorist of the air Its of the magpie fam a mile Friday morning Most air traffic in the state was halted The Weather Bureau said the fog may not dissipate until Sat urday Temperatures generally were above freezing in most sections of the nation and weathermen ex pected the unseasonably warm weather to continue at least an other day Winter officially arrives at 3 CST Friday ily Animals Kangaroos and their smaller cousins called wallabies are gen tle at least in captivity They not only permitted but seemed to in vite petting Individual localities sometimes declare an open sea son on both but mostly they are protected from hunters The wombats closely related to the koala but resembling our musk rat in form though much larger showed no signs of wanting to strike up a friendship with us Down through the years scien tists have been dividing the world Into two distinctive zoological and nonAus tralian The reason for this divi sion isnt hard for me to under following this visit to the MacKenzie Sanctuary north of Melbourne What I saw there on ground and in the air is like Ive ever seen anywhere else in this round world of ours LIVING IT UP WASHINGTON UP Sign of prosperity Punch at President Eisenhowers second inaugural ball Jan 21 will be served in glass cups At his first inaugural jball in 1953 it was served oaper cups in Montezuma Farmer Is Crash Victim SEARSBORO Iowa ell R Schultz 56 Montezuma farmer was killed Thursday night when his car ran off a gravel road five miles northeast of here SAME Black flag means traffic death in past 14 hours operation of the state govern ment the new committee said The present structure of the state government is an efficient and practical one The various departments agencies boards and commissions are functioning smoothly and in all instances the governmental objectives are be ing achieved in an impressive manner and to a gratifying de gree The government is well ad ministered and the officials and employes are to be commended on their competent discharge o their The report said the commerce commission is the only commis sion which is elective rather than appointive The report comment ed that appointive commissions can more independently perform their responsibilities if they are not directly affected by public group pressure and political con The committee therefore rec ommended that the threemem ber commissioners be appointed fay the governor and confirmed by the Senate effective July 1 1961 The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night low 2226 Considerable cloudiness Saturday colder with snow late Saturday high 3840 Iowa Partly cloudy through Sat urday with chance of fog again in east Friday night Continued mild Low Friday night 2228 northeast 2834 southwest Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Friday night through next Wed nesday will average near to slightly above normal Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Nor mal lows 10north to 16 south Turning colder with rain or snow southeast and snow north west Saturday night or Sunday Warming by midweek Precipi tation will average near one fourth of an inch over the week end The outlook is for partly cloudy skies and seasonable temperatures on Christmas Day Minnesota Cloudy and colder I north through Saturday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 39 Minimum Thursday night 20 Negroes Drop Boycott Montgomery Is Quiet MONTGOMERY Ala WIRae jial segregation on city buses came to an end here Friday j where a yearlong boycott by Ne groes won them equal seating fa cilities with whites for the first time in the deep South All was peace and quiet in the first hours after he local buses began their morning runs Ne igroes were exhorted by their ileaders to refrain from touching an incident that could ex jplode into fresh racial violence j Since the boycott started last jDec 7 following the arrest of a jNegro woman for sitting in the i front white section of a bus nu TJOYs PTVTT TO iTTAjrv n jmerous incidents have kept racial AiUKtfUYb irivt 1O CHEER FUND Out ot the earnings of Globe tension alive here Ion6 City and Clear Lake came contributions total Teams of Negro ministers mg tor the Christmas Cheer Fund Shown above addinstheir contributions to it 1 working in pairs rode the buses vw I 1J T u u 1 1 T m w v i i on front side seats to symbolize the end of the long fight to win seating facilities on a firstcome first served basis Few Whites The few white passengers no ticed by reporters who were rid ing the early routes did not inter fere with the arrangement nor did most seem to be much inter ested One was heard to mutter to the driver however that this Minn mothjis only a test er and five of her daughters died The test went to the are trom lett Lynn Balek Jerry Juhlin David Balek sfeve Horn and Gene Lotts Newspaper Boys Make Contribution LOBE G A ZETTE news paper boys From Mason City and Cleai Lake dreu from t h e i i earnings this week to make con tribtuions totaling to the Christinas Cheer Fund The boys who de liver our paper to thousands of homes each evening were thus seeking to remind everyone that giving to help the needy is an mportant part of Christmas The Mason City Kiwanis Club made a record contribution of to help swell the days total to and the total to date to Generous Gifts While the days gifts came in arge numbers and generous sizes it must be remembered Jiat must still be raised o bring the total to which s the minimum needed for the Christmas program sponsored by Family Service Inc One of the largest gifts was from the First National Mother Five Girls Perish in Flames in a fire that flashed through their home here shortly before 6 Friday Victims were identified as Mrs William Clark 33 and daughters Ruth Claudia Mary Lorraine and Shirley The children ranged in U S Supreme Court which last week formally turneddown the citys appeal of a preViouV deci sion that the buses could not be segregated Orders to lift the barriers were received here Thursday and the Negroes wasted age from 6 to 14 no time starting toenjoy their Clark another daughter Privileges a 15 and Mrs Bessie The Luther King FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPOUTED jlobcGnzelfe iieivspaperboys lason City Kiwanls Cluh Plumbing Heating Mason City Button Club friend A Mason City Business Concern A friend A Mason City Industry From a Sheffield donor In memory of Frank and Ethel III memory of Bobby Davis of T G Peterson voo Sank officers and employes A check came from a Mason City business concern But just as important were nu merous other gifts large and small All will have a part in making CnYistmas happier for many families in this community With the gifts came cheering From a North Washington donor MM City Hall Chapter IV From A friend liilic boys Krnwnlc Troop No School C Schmidt Cincinnati Ohio Hill Mike and Ellrn The Clodhopper Club A friend Sheffield Glitter Girls Karen Moore West Haven Grocery Miry Lou Moore country ceptcd comments At 8 Friday Precipitation AN ODD CREATURE This is a duckbilled platy pus which Editor W Earl Hall describes in an adjoining YEAR AGO column The platypus and the koala are on par in the Maximum affections of Australians I Minimum T 26 trace 10 3 whose church is a block from the State Capitol and leader of the i boycott was among the first Ne groes to board a bus He caught one that passed his home at 309 S Jackson St and rode it down town He sat in front Good King commented after alighting from a bus downtown that was a mighty good ride It was a great At the bigger bus stops whera crowds of both whites and Ne groes gathered the Negroes kept to themselves before boarding the buses Negro leaders had warned the sidewalks have not yet been There were no reports of vio lence but four carloads of white men and others in a pickup truck VncTTito hasacstaved close to a downtown bus with the occupants paying close attention to the historic 65 who lived with the Clarks es caped Mrs Clark also got out of the blazing twostory frame dwelling but ran back in to rescue her family She never came out again Firemen found her lying alongside a bed upstairs Destroyed with the home were piles of Christmas gifts which Mr Clark and the oldest daugh ter had purchased Thursday Says Tito Accepted Bid to Visit U S WASHINGTON tfvRep OKon ski RWis said Friday an invi tation has been extended to Mar shall Tito of Yugoslavia to visit n response to a to integration 0Konski said information came from unimpeachable source in the State Depart in en Morrle From Mason City doctor Anonymously K Cluh of Junior First National Bant officers and employes R M1 St Clair Randy Jeff A Greet Falls Happy GoLucky IJI Cluh A Plymouth Friend Old friend in Lake Marshall Jay Huffman In memory of Adolph Mrs ChllS Schmidt MurpJiew Shell A Good Cause The Falls HappyGoLucky 4H Club in making its contribution expressed the hope that the fund will reach its goal The Clodhopper Club treasurer said the club considers it a very good Mr and wrote from Cincinnati Ohio that it feels good to see the home town news when you arc away from Mrs Robert E Davis Chapin said she was grateful to give this in memory of my son who was killed in an Two Days Remain Only two days remain in which to make contributions to this cause The deadline is 2 Monday We are confident that the peo ple of this community will keep up this generous flow of gifts in order that all may be remem bered this Christmas That is the Mason City way Send or bring your gifts to the Globe Gazette offices The ad dress is Christmas Fund Care Mason City Iowa ON STORK LIST THK DAVS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE IASI GIVING OAVS LEFT Once the white men got out and conferred on a street corner Later one of the cars drove away at a signal from three white men in another car which paused at I the bus stop and drove on One unidentified white man vatohing a Negro board a bus houted to photographers Go and get that Negroes standing nearby let the remark go unchal enged They had been coached by heir leaders to refrain from vio lence and to ignore such incidents VMS LSI 2 SHOPPING DAyS TO CHRISTMAS Nixon Pays Secret Visit to Border Sees DPs Arrive VIENNA Vice Presi predicted new U S dent Nixon made an unsched uled secret visit to the Hun garian border at Fri tlllLnatCh met Chancellor gees slipping into Austria He disclosed this Friday night and called it the most thrill ing experience of my U S Embassy and Austrian officials had indicated earlier they frowned on a trip to the border by the vice president President Lights Christmas Tree WASHINGTON CUP Presi dent Eisenhower Thursday night urged Americans to share their Christmas abundance and hap piness with the Hungarian people i The President made the appeal aid for jto a nationwide radio and tele Hungarian refugees would be vision audience before lighting forthcoming before Congress ithe 67foot national Christmas meets Jan 3 jtree at ceremonies in the ellipse south of the White House At the same time Christmas Julius Raab and most of the Austrian cabinet for an hour itrees were lighted in cities and and a half discussing the probi towns across the nation and in lem created by Hunj American embassies and military garian refugees bases throughout the world Although Nixon and members of his small party declined to i WOMAN INJURED discuss the meeting with the FAIRMONT Minn UP A i n for Austrian leaders authoritative Fairmont woman was hospital HOLLYWOOD MWActrcss Don accompanied by Austrian police sources have disclosed that the fiiect Thursday with injuries suf na Rccd and her husband pro on his trip duccr Tony Owen have an Officials who heard the vice Austrian federal government fered when she walked into a will have spent more than turning airplane propeller Mrs rfXbi ior reluecis by their fourth child in April Jan icollarbone and head laeeratiwu   

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