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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXH Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 22 1956 This Paper Consists oi Two Ona No 44 Purchase of Golf Course Park OKd The World Around Us Melbourne Is City of Number 31 EDITORS NOTE It will bft around the world In RO days for our editor unless unrest in certain areas pre cludes air travel This Is one in a series of reports on his experiences and By W EARL HALL TUTELBOURNE of Flowers would be a pretty wellmerited sobriquet for Mel bourne I can think of no other city in the part of the world known to me that would qualify more abundantly for such dis tinction It should be remembered and I am remembering that Ive been seeing this city of a million and a half under the most propi tious circumstances First all flower garden ing has been pointed at the Olympic Games a once in a lifetime event Second Austral ia is at the start of its summer December here is our June back W EARL HALL But even al lowing for these things the view that meets the eye on all hands is something out of this world A floriculturist would really be in his paradise if he roamed the spacious parks with acre upon acre of formally laid out flower beds One of the most flamboyant see it on rock walls and terraces everywhere ap pears in pink lavender and blue and bears the wholly inelegant name of pigface Visitors Even the Melbourne natives themselves are impressed by the preparations made on the face of the city for some visitors from all sections of the world They make no effort to conceal their pride And why should they Two years ago they went all out to welcome Queen Elizabeth one of two ruling monarchs ever to visit the commonwealth This time they had to be satisfied with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh But hes been a very small part of the total show The visitors from every part of the globe came here not to see the Duke but to see the Olympics Spacious Park The part of Melbourne which will be best remembered by the throngs from the far places will be a spacious park called Fitz Roys Gardens across Flinders Street from the entrance to the cricket stadium where the field and track events were all staged With a large glasscovered con servatory in the center this slop ing tract squarely in the center of the city fairly bursts with floral beauty Those with a bent for things Nixon Finishes Refugee Survey MUNICH Germany LP Vice President Richard M Nixon arrived Saturday fay train from Austria in his onthespot survey of the Hungarian refugee problem for President Eisenhower Nixon arranged to visit Riem Airport where many refugees depart by air for the United States inspect a refugee processing center and attend a dinner given in his honor by Bavarias minister president Wilhelm Hoegner He reviewed an honor guard of the Bavarian state police in front the railroad station where hun reds of Bavarians gathered in hilly weather Weather permit ng he expects to start back to e United States by air Sunday The vice president wound up is visit to Austria at Salzburg Arriving there in a snowstorm he iVP Wirephoto NEGROES RIDE IN FRONT ON BUS segregation on city buses at Mont gomery ended Friday as evidenced by these two Negroes riding in the first seat behind the driver Previously Negroes were forced to ride at the rear The his toric change came about as the result of a Federal Court order and no major inci dents were reported historical find their chief inter est in the Capt James Cook cot tage central in the park and en closed in a neatly trimmed low growing hedgerow The structure itself was picked up in Alden Yorkshire England and trans ported as near whole as possible to its site hsre Cook discoverer of the Hawaiians is the biggest name in Australian history Abel Tasman a Hollander discovered nearby Tasmania in the 17th century but it remained for Cook to put in here and claim the con tinent for Britain just after the American Revolution Much Tradition Another home of hallowed tra dition is the country place of Nellie Mitchell Armstrong in sub urban Lilydalc Known to the world as a contraction for Melbourne where she started her career Nellie Mitchell was the daughter of one of Australias best known industrialists head of a sizable lime plant east of the city The rambling home is situ ated on a rise in a countryside reminiscent of our own Middle West All about it is an elaborate ly trimmed and contoured hedge designed to provide a bit of priv acy to occupants of the home Cutting right through Melbourne Is a grassyedged river the Yarra Whether its a thing of beauty or a muddy open sewer depends on whether its being described by a proud Mclbourner or in envious Sydneyitc Last Allied nit Port Said FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES The last AngloFrench troops pulled out of Port Said Saturday ending occu pation that plunged relations among the United States Britain and France to the lowest point in decades The AngloFrench attack on Egypt also created economic emergencies throughout Western Europe as a result of the closing of the Suez Canal The last beachhead troops began marching out of the tightly guarded waterfront perim eter into transport ships at Danish troops of the United Nations police force covered the with drawal from the ground while AngloFrench planes circled overhead Ten destroyers covered the Ranks of the withdrawal against any possible lastminute Egyp tian attack To Clear Canal During the day troops were called on several times to disperse Egyptian crowds sighted by reconnaissance planes sent up from the carriers lying off Port Said A salvage fleet was stand by ready to start clearing the blocked Suez Canal as soon as the withdrawal was com pletc Four German salvage ships sailed down the canal from Port Said to El Cap Friday the first vessels to enter the water way proper since the beginning of the hostilities Exchange of Prisoners An official British report listed casualties including 650 killed daring the hostilities Brit ish casualties were 21 killed and 112 wounded There has been no announcement on French casual ties One of the last obstacles to the completion of the withdrawal was eliminated Friday through the ex change of prisoners of war Egyp turned over 473 British canal tech nicians and the AngloFrench re turned 236 Egyptian soldiers anc 130 civilian captives BOY DROWNS AD EL Iowa UP Donald Greenslade 10yearold son o Mr and Mrs Harvey Greenslade Adel drowned in the Raccoo River Friday when thin ice nea a dam broke with his weight MOPESHOPPING DAY TO CHRISTMAS Prisoner Saved While Serving 20 Years DES MOINES Iff Walter Price 37 one of 21 lifeterm prisoners whose sentence was commuted by Gov Leo Hoegh ias accumulated a personal sank account of more than 300 while serving 20 years at She Fort Madison State Prison Price was described by parole board officials as an astute student of the stock A former resident of West ville Ohio Price was 17 when sent to prison for the slaying of Mrs Matilda Dawson at Rockwell City Iowa in 1936 The parole boird said Price has attempted to improve him self while in prison and some years ago took up leather work to earn money Malmedy Massacre Leader Is Freed HEIDELBERG Germany ol Joachim Peiper once sen enced to die for his role in the lalmedy massacre of American roops in 1944 was freed Satur ay from Landsberg prison The U S Army announced his re ease Peiper was in direct command if troops of the 6th Panzer Divi ion which machinegunned 142 Americans captured during the inal German offensive in World Var Christmastime Battle jf the Bulge Guilty Gets Four Years Car Leaves Highway Sac City Man Killed LE MARS W jDonald Frank Mooney 22 Sao City was killed early Saturday when the south xmncl car in which he was trav eling alone left Highway 33 about bur miles north of Le Mars and crashed into a culVcrt and a drainage tile KARLSRUHE Germany Otto John former West German intelligence chief was sentenced to four years in prison Saturday for treasonable relations with th Communists during his 17monl stay behind the Iron Curtain The sentence was announced b the Federal Supreme court here after a sixweek trial Seventy witnesses were hearc in the trial that climaxed Wes Germans most spectacular cole war scandal John claimed re peatedly that ho was drugged and taken across the border into East Berlin on July 20 1954 Court President F W Geicr declared Johns claim was un true and disproved by the testi mony The verdict cannot be ap pealed Court aides said John would go to a prison hospital for an operation for removal of gal stones before entering a peniten tiary He heard the verdict will no obvious display of emotion The prosecution had asked a jail term of not more than two years for the 47yearold John The 12month period he spent ii pretrial custody was ordered de ducted from the sentence by the fiveman Supreme Court Tria costs estimated at must be borne by John John returned from Communist East Germany in December 1955 He was charged with treasonable relations with the East revealing official West German secrets to the Communists and making anti West propaganda while in East Germany All About Fog Drizzle May Lead to Fresh Snow New Storm Center Is Watched Closely By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fog and drizzle blanketed much f Iowa again Saturday morning and the Weather Bureau said pe riods of light drizzle would con iuue into the evening And much Iowa may get a fresh snowfall or Christmas In northwest Iowa the drizzle vas expected to change to snow ind northeast Iowa was told it might get snow Saturday night ihowers possibly may change to now in southeast Iowa Sunday Storm Center The Weather Bureau said a deepening storm center over southeastern Colorado should be watched closely for the next 24 lours Provisional warnings o tieavy snow have been issued for much of central Nebraska anc parts of South and North Dakota Highways may become hazardou in these areas the Weather Bu reau said As the Colorado storm move east or northeast colder air WL gradually move into Iowa by Sun day night the Weather Bureau said Death Tolf Mounts The drizzle and heavy fog mantle stretched from Iowa al the way to the East Coast slow ing rail and highway traffic and grounding many airliners in the midst of their busiest season Highway conditions were par ticularly hazardous and Nationa Safety Council officials feared a new holiday death toll would be established Some 85 traffic deaths were reported in the firs 18 hours of the long Christmas weekend The national estimate for the four days is 660 deaths Mason utlined plans to place a report i Eisenhowers hands before the earend Nixon said he expects to have a meeting of the Presidents pecial committee on refugee roblems next Wednesday or hursday somewhere in the vicin ty of Camp Kilmer N the principal reception center Eisenhower has promised Au trian Chancellor Julius Raab the United States will do everything n its power to help solve the roblem created by the move ment of refugees into Austria A ligh official source said Wed lesday Nixon believes the United States should admit more than he it has agreed to rc eive Nixon Saturday pledged Amer can help for refugees who fled east European Communist coun rics prior to the Hungarian re volt He made the promise on a visit to the Glasenbach refugee camp five miles south of Salz burg In Washington Rep Omar Bur leson DTex protested reports that the United States would dou ble the number of Hungarian ref ugees to be admitted He de clared it was a serious mistake to admit any Two Trucks Collide Missouri Man Dies COUNCILBLUFFS Frank Goodman 50 St Joseph who had been staying at the Salvation Army Social Center Omaha was killed Fridaj in a collision of two trucks three miles east of here DONATIONS LAGGING NEW YORK Lfl Five public service organizations Saturday said the American public is lag ging in contributions for relief to Hungarian refugees SAME Black file means traffic death in pas hours 133G C1IEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Roosevelt Junior High School Osagc City Chapter No 810 Women of the Moose Employes ot Ilenkcl Construc tion UGoIGo Club RockwellShef field Community From a Gait friend In memory of Mrs Judith Rolls Marianne and Norm a Jean Raymond R Reynolds Edith R Carrlngtou Lynchburj A Clear Lake Pamela Janet and Priscilla Macy Activity company Mason City Wholesale Beer Dis tributors Association Blue Rihbou Sales Inc Century Distributing City Distributing Mason City Brokerage Co Standard Distributing A GtobeGaiette salesman Casper api Sadie Paiinhoff Garner Beryl Lark Kiester Mrs James Nauak Manly Amvets 13S and Auxiliary in Bonds Issued Action Taken by Council The Mason City council Friday approved purchase of two park areas the American Legion Community Golf Course and a strip of land along Willow Creek connecting Parkers Woods and MacNider Woods For the golfing area in bonds will be issued and in bonds will finance the other new park The vote on both parks was 41 with councilmen James R Brown 1st Ward Walter Broad bent 2nd Ward Jacob Raven stad councilman at large and Lloyd McGee 4th Ward favor ing the proposal Dan H Shire 3rd Ward voted no and E Leffler councilman at irge was absent The resolution on which the ote was taken calls for receiving ids on the bonds Jan 28 But effect of the action is to lake the purchase of the parks a efinite thing Only council re usal to accept the bond bids of cred would stop the purchases No Protest The acquisition of the extra Britain Receives Cash to Buy Oil WASHINGTON mil ion credit to Britain was author zed Friday by the ExportIm port Bank It is available in part xir purchase of oil Britain and West Europe have jeen short of oil since the Suez Hanal was closed during the Brit shFrench military occupation The half billion dollars of credit will be available for 12 months in announcement by the bank said Repayment is to begin three after each disbursement Interest is to be 4Vi per cent payable semiannually School 6th Grade CUnsenWoriien Legion Auilll North Iowa Grocer Association Marshall Swift and Fur Co employes Tom and Ilant Laurie Friendly reader Cedar Rapids Man Hit by Auto Dies CEDAR RAPIDS F Bradley 64 Cdar Rapids was killed Friday when struck oy a car as he crossed a street at an intersection Police Capt Fred Carstens said the car was driven by Clarence Kurphy Cedar Rap ds who would be charged with driving too fast for foggy slick street conditions Danny and Patricia Geary CynthiaRugger Girl Scout Troop No H Brownie Troop 51 Jefferson School Cheryl Afatmens Mr anil Mrs Jerry SatiJbcrc In memory Brownie Troop M llog casing Deckers Monroe Junior High Nancy Mullcr friend United Packing House Workers Union J J Wolsfeld Plumbers and StearnfWcrs Lo cal ary r on Fojil salesman THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE GIVING DAYS LEFT Only Cheer Fund Donations Hit GILL RITES HELD SIBLEY UP serv ices were held Saturday for George E Gill 67 Sibley former member of the State Tax Com mission who died Thursday night of a heart ailment HAPPY Christ mas fur needv in trie this The Weather Mason City Rain or snow Satur day night and snow Sunday gradually ending Colder Sun day Low Saturday night High Sunday mid 30s Iowa Snow west rain or snow northeast scattered showers elsewhere Saturday night Snow Sunday except showers possibly changing to snow extreme southeast Colder over most of state Sunday Low Saturday night 20 northwest to 33 south cast Minnesota Light SHOW colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 29 33 trace 22 1 community is assured Gen erous gifts flowing in from indiv i d u a I s firms and or ganiz a t i o n sj raised the days total to and put the total raised for the fund at The con tributions in going over the goal we set make certain that no one need go without being remem Ibered this Christmas Large gifts came from both the Roosevelt and Monroe Junior High Schools From the Roosevelt School came a bag containing coins and currency of many de nominations The Monroes con park land was as good as assured at when the council meeting was to start No petition challenging the councils proposed action had been presented before that time or was presented later in the meeting If two per cent of the number of voters for governor Nov 6 had signed such a petition an election on the bond issues would have been forced Not even oral objections were made At the golf course the city will gain 76 acres of recreational land Options are held by the city on icarly G2 acres owned by Service Mens Club and 14 acres owned by R and L Realty Sara The land owned by Serv ce Mens Club will cost the Rozen property which includes one leg of the golf Interested Persons Although no objectors to the purchase of either park appeared at the meeting 16 persons who apparently were interested in the golf course were at the meeting until the action was taken After the meeting Councilman Shire said that he had wanted the purchase of the parks by bond issue funds to be decided by an election Im under the impression that a lot of people thought it was coming to a he said before the council passed on the bond sales City Attorney Ray E Clough explained that without a challenge petition having been presented before Fridays meet ing there is no way an election can be called even if the coun cil desired to do so Under Iowa law Clough ex plained the only way a park can be purchased by bond issue is through council action or by an CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Garner sent a gift with this note We would like to have a small share in the good work you do for the needy May God bless Christmas Spirit This is the spirit that has moti vated the giving this year As re sult this is going to be a happy Christmas for many persons those who gave and those who are helped tribution was likewise in numeri The final results of the Cheer AP Wlrephoto THREE DIE IN CRASH Wilbur Thompson 42 Ainsworth Iowa was one of three men killed Friday when his car smashed into a semitrailer on Highway 218 near Donnellson Thompson was crushed to death The other two victims were Julius Petty 42 Stuttgart a nationallyknown trapshooter and his son Joey 12 jous pieces of money given by the oys and girls of that school Different Rooms The from the Roosevelt Junior High came in the follow ing amounts from the different rooms No 225 211 226 112 212 113 108 218 111 214 116 102 224 109 114 216 219 215 and special Other generous contributors business firms and em ployes of business institutions From six wholesale beer distrib utors came contributions of each for a total of Casper and Sadie Pannhoff of Fund contributions will be given Monday with the final list of don ors Gifts will be received until 2 Monday A list of merchan dise gifts will also be given at that time The office of Family Service was teeming with activity Saturday as the work of reaching out to the communitys needy went on For those who want this final opportunity to give to the Cheer Fund we say Send or bring your gift to the GlolbeGazette offices They must reach us before 2 Monday The address is Christmas Fund Ma ion City   

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