Wednesday, December 26, 1956

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Ediitx for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NflGKBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXH5 AuocUUd Pmi and United rulJ CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24 Xhis Paper Consists at Four No v Ike to Seek Expanded DP Program The World Around Us i Australian Newspapers Rate High Number 33 EDITORS NOTE It will bo mroona world In 80 for our editor unless unrest In certain mreu pre eludes ttr travel Thli U one In series at reports on his and By W EARL HALL TUTELBOURNE erally speaking the people of Australia are being well served by their daily newspapers Quite understandably this has been a subject of interest for me in each of the countries visited by me on this jaunt around the world and the conclusion here stated is based on a rather critical scru tiny In contrast with our own coun try morning papers are more nu merous than evening papers The situation here in Melbourne is rather typical Theres an after noon Herald and three morning sheets the Age the Argus and the S u si News The last named is affili ated with the Herald In the Herald S u n company Australia has something simi 1 a r to the W EARL HALL Hearst press in America It has morning and afternoon papers in Adelaide and Brisbane Moreover it owns the newlyestablished Melbourne TV HSV7 a n d a principal radio station here 3DB TV Is Novelty Radio is well entrenched in this part of Australia but TV is some thing new In fact its still a nov elty at about the same stage TV reached in the United States around 1950 Taverns advertise their receiving sets on their front windows and huge crowds gather before stores where a TV pro gram is being screened Mel bournes receiving sets are at the moment fewer in number than in the average American commu nity of Australias party alignment is remarkably similar to that in the British Isles Prime Minister Menzies whom I have seen on al least three Olympic Stadium and once close up at Olympic the counterpart of Britains Anthony Eden He heads the Liberal par ty The minority party bears the Labor tag Support Menzies The SunHerald papers here and elsewhere are strongly back of Menzies Age is also Liberal to a slightly lesser degree Only the Argus speaks the voice of the Labor party Tliese political lean ings are quite well submerged in the news columns it seemed to me 25 Houses Burned by Brush Fire California Is Scene MALIBU Calif WVFire broke out in the brushy Santa Monica mountains before dawn Wednes day and gusty winds whipped it with explosive swiftness down populated canyons toward the sea Qounty Fire Chief Keith Klinger said reports from the scene had about 25 homes burned J The area is on the Pacific shore 35 miles west of downtown Los Angeles Its scenic hills and syca Will Push Action by Congress Nixon Gives His Report 1 WASHINGTON Eisenhower ask Congress to make the United States a haven for more only from Hungary but from other Commu nistcontrolled nations as well 1 A highly placed informant re ported this following a con ference on the refugee problem Wednesday between the Presi Vice President Richard M INVOLVED IN BRAWL Ted Ryan 38 and Nixon and other government lead Imorefilied canyons are home to Homer Rhoads 45 display a variety of injuries they AP Wirephoto NEGRO MINISTERS HOUSE Three persons including two children escaped with minor injuries Tuesday night when a dynamite blast shattered this home of the Rev F L Shuttlesworth Negro integration leader at Birm ingham Ala The bombing climaxing a rising tide of demonstrations in the south ern city would not deter his fight against segregation the minister said Traffic Deaths Set Mark Over Christmas Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic deaths zoomed to the lighest total for any holiday peri od in American history during the ong Christmas vyeekend Tabulations Wednesday also showed that deaths in accidents of all kinds also shattered pre vious records Fatalities added up to 698 in traffic 49 in fires and 120 in acci Cheer Fund Families It was a happier Christmas for 425 families in Mason City thanks to the generous contribu tions to the Christmas Cheer Fund The money and merchandise that came from thousands of don ors was distributed through the Family Service in charge of Doris Bruce executive secre tary and her assistant Ruth Dougall Christmas dinners were given Because the biggest story ever dumped in their laps had to do with the Olympics there was a pronounced dominance of sports news during my 10 days in Mel bourne But journalists and writ ers alike told me that sports is likely to get top billing even in the normal course of events Im willing to say Australia is thi worlds most sportsminded coun try Ads on 1 In the Fiji Islands and in New Zealand the newspaper format is an obvious product of British tra dition Want ads including the famous agony are on page 1 Except for a single news paper in Christchurch one must turn to an inside page to read the domestic or In Sydney and Melbourne how ever news is presented on the upper part of page 1 with some advertising at premium rates the fold on the front page Whether this is American influence or just a nat ural development I wasnt able to learn One of the strange facts about journalism in New Zealand and in a number of Australian states including Victoria of which Melbourne is the capital city is that there are no Sunday news papers In New Zealand the pro hibition is imposed by national to 293 families Christmas toys or gift certificates to get Christmas toys made it possible for children in 119 families to have a joyous Christmas morning 79 Families A total of 79 families received clothing or gift certificates to get clothing from the fund By reason of their circumstances some fami lies received two or more of the above items Some to the additional Christmas contributions Cheer Fund came in after the deadline Mon day afternoon These brought the cash total to and the grand total of cash and merchan dise to These new contributions are listed below Frontier Club and Dixie land Band Additional Kiwanis gift Bruce H A Special Fund A complete tabulation of moneys paid out for this Christ mas effort will not be possible un til all bills are in Should there be a surplus this will be placed in a special fund to handle special projects among the needy that so cial agencies cannot handle Miss Bruce stated The contribution from the Fron tier Club and Dixieland Band was the proceeds from a Christmas dance given Friday night dents of other types for a total of 867 The motor vehicle death toll surpassed the old record for any holiday period 609 set during the three day celebration of Christmas last It also ex ceeded the National Safety Coun cils advance prediction of 660 The allaccident total topped the old mark of 805 established dur threeday observation of In dependence Day last year The deaths tabulated Wednes day were caused by accidents that occurred during a 102hour period from 6 Friday to mid night Tuesday It was a fourday period one day Ipnger than the 9 Persons Killed in Iowa Crashes 7 Under Estimate By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Death took a brief holiday on owa highways during one portion of the long Christmas weekend ut resumed its march as the burday period drew to a close At least nine persons met death n auto accidents in Iowa Six fa alities occurred between 6 Friday and 6 Sunday Three occurred on Christmas Day Despite the tragic toll reported he highway deaths didnt come near the total of 16 predicted by Iowa safety officials before the toliday weekend started The latest victims Victor L Brooks 52 Waterloo tilled Tuesday when his car was struck by a freight train at Cedar Falls George A Klein 97 Muscatine was injured fatally when the car le was riding in plunged down an embankment near Wapellb Tues day law law here in Australia by state 1955 holiday periods in which the former records were set Ned H Dearborn safety coun cil president expressed bitter disappointment at the fulfillmeiv of the councils preholiday pre diction During the long weekend holi day deaths on the highways aver aged nearly seven an hour for the 102hour period In the first 10 months of this year the nations traffic deaths averaged 106 a day An Associated Press survey during a nonholiday period from 6 Friday to midnight Tues day of the Dec 1418 weekend showed 500 traffic deaths The overall accidental death toll for the period was 587 including 27 hi fires and 60 in miscellaneous accidents Hazardous driving conditions in most of the eastern half of the country during the first half oi the holiday period were regarded as a major factor in the heavy traffic Safety experts also said other travel dangers includ ed a minimum of daylight and holiday drinking North Dakota was the only state not reporting an accidenta death Two other states Maine and Wyoming reported no traf fic fatalities Leading in traffic deaths was California more than 70 Othei states with heavy tolls were Illi nois Texas Ohio New York and Michigan All About The Weather many movie people and other per sons of wealth There was one of a man who sent his family to safety and stayed on to try to save his ionic He was suffocated Two thousand acres had been swept by daylight Cause of the fire was unknown Spread Swiftly It started some five miles in near the intersection of two canyons leading to the sea Latigo and Zuma It spread swiftly reaching within a few hours into at least half a dozen capyous It leaped the Pacific Coast Highway U S 101 main north south artery The highway was blocked to northbound traffic at Malibu to southbound traffic at the Ventura County line north of here Sheriffs deputies firemen and even county lifeguards joined in going from house to house during the darkness to spread the alarm More than 100 families were evac uated Garden Hoses Many residents chose to stick it out and try to save their homes by spraying the roofs continually with garden hoses During the predawn hours the vast blaze was spectacularly vis ible from most of the Los Angeles basin as a long string of orange flame on the western horizon Fire hazard has been extreme in the area for weeks The brush is tinder dry from summerlong baking There has been no recent rain Winds up to 30 or 40 raked the area during the night Don Black assistant public re lations director of Douglas Air craft Co who lives in the small community of Mountain Park near Zuma Beach gave this ac count When we woke up the hills all around us were in flames The smoke was almost overpowering Were lucky to be The fire hit with terrible speed It was like the blast of a furnace It raced through deadito 8 Wednesday rass so fast it didnt Maximum Tuesday claimed they received in a Christmas Day brawl with Pan Brinkman former husband of actress Jeanne Grain ers Nixon who has returned from a firsthand inspection of refugee on a Hollywood street Rhoads who told photograph camps the AustrianHungarian ers that he and Miss Grain plan to be married was men tioned in sensational testimony at the Brinkmans di vorce last summer Actress ExSpouse Nabbed After Brawl HOLLYWOOD UP Sheriffs deputies said Jeanne Grains for mer husband Paul Brinkman Tuesday night assaulted two men Nixon declined to predict what in a street brawl one of whom later announced he will marry the specific recommendations Eisen actress jhower will make regarding A pickup order was issued for Brinkman Al on suspicion exchanges in the Sasic immigration assault with a deadly weapon after he assertedly fought with Homerjlaw or in emergency refugee entry Rhoads 45 wealthy But he listed three tacturer and Ted Ryan 38 adjpossible steps which this country vertising man jmight take Brinkrnan also in the manufacj 1Increasing the quota above luring business stated in testipie present limit border went to the White House to make specific recommenda tions to the President for fur ther U S aid for Hungarians who fled Communist brutality Other Leaders Others attending the conference were Tracy Voorhees special presidential assistant on Hungar ian refugee problems Director John B Hollister of the Interna tional Cooperation Administra Atty Gen William P Rogers and Deputy Undersec retary of State Loy Henderson Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night low R22 Thurs day occasional light snow and colder high near 30 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday mouy prior to his divorce from ithe 30yearold Miss Grain that 2 Establishing an open quota with no definite ceiling night low 1525 partly cloudy west Thursday and south Deputies said Tuesday nights melee took place in front of aj Tie vice president emphasized Hollywood Hills apartment housejtnat tne biggest problem in ad mitting more refugees is provid ing them with jobs and homes in light snow and turning colder northeast Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Thursday through next Monday will average 4 to 5 degrees above normal Normal highs range from 27 north to 34 south Normal lows range from 8 north to 15 south Change to colder Thursday and again on Sunday Precipitation will occur as snow Thursday and again on Sunday but amounts will be very light Minnesota Partly cloudy south cloudy in north with occasional snow northeast and extreme north Wednesday night and Thursday Turning colder GlobeGazette weather data up a Homer H Rhoads was the othi 3Agreement to take a certain er man in her life percentage of all refugees leaving in which Rhoads lives Rhoads later told newsmen he intends to marry Miss Crain be cause Im in love with her and shes in love with Nursing a cut forehead sore wrist skinned elbow and scratchedup knees he added This is a horrible way to make a wedding announcement but thats the way it Ryan identified as a friend of Rhoads was treated at a hos pital for a puncture wound on the cheek below the right eye Of ficers said Ryan told them Brink man struck him with a shiny ob Miss Crain mother of four and Brinkman were divorced last after 10 years of mar August riage Miss Crain this country Nixon told the nation in a spe cial radioTV broadcast Christ mas Day that the United States has opened its doors so far to 500 Hungarians and we musfc do They are fine people and they are incredibly the vice president said They have helped expose Communism for the failure that it Other Nationalities The highly placed source said the administration feels that in the future the refugee program should be expanded to include not only additional Hungarians but also Poles Czechs and others who escape from Russian satellite na weeds and have time to ignite many of the homes i Several screens on our home were melted and a gate was blown off But it didnt in jtaken prior to the rdenicd Brinkmans itions a deposition Such a proposal probaWv would divorce trial the form of a re accusation newal of the threeyear Refugee Russians Shake Up Economic Planning Staff MOSCOW Soviet gov ernment has shaken up ils top economic planning staff after a The designer of three types Designer of Printing Type Dies at 76 HINGHAM Mass UP Wil liam Addison Dwiggins 76 print ing type and book designer died at his home Tuesday Frank w Huenger 57 Clinton Communist Party as IrillpH in a two rar rrnsh wpst J was killed in a two car crash west of Clinton Tuesday Intensify Campaign to Track Down Mad Bomber in New York NEW YORK W A flurry of telephoned bomb threats has spurred police to an intensified campaign to find New Yorks mad Five bomb threats were tele Baby Suffocates in Crib at Waterloo WATERLOO infant son of Mr and Mrs John I Me Collom suffocated in his crib here Wednesday The family said John two months old went back to sleep after a 5 feeding He One result 40 solid pages was found dead about five hours phoned Tuesday night Police searched but found no bombs in two Manhattan theaters a Bronx theater a Manhattan YMCA and a Brooklyn tin can corporation Police termed the latest flurry of bomb scares the work of crackpots other than the mad the man who has plagued this citys police with more than 30 homemade bombs in the last 16 years The mad bomber left his lat est calling card Monday at the of want ads in the Saturday Mellater his face enveloped in bed bourne iclolhing New York Public Library No one Central Committee for resivisions metro caledonia and electra Dwiggins had supervised the de new of at least 20 books a year and was one of the nations au horities on types designing and ay out The committee said the original plan called for more production han is possible with available resources The committee also declared the Soviet people must eliminate inefficiency and bu reaucracy if they want better living conditions In the high level changes First Deputy Premier M G Pervuk hin was named chief economic planner He replaces Maxim C Saburov another first deputy pre mier and like Pervukhin a mem ber of t h e Central Committee Presidium There was no indication that Saburov who has directed Soviet economic planning for 20 years was being dropped from his other posts in the Soviet leadership Six experts in agriculture and of them deputy named to help Pervukhin with the economic guidaiice They will make up a supercommittee as deputy chair was hurt or injured as police relinen of the state economic com moved the device msson Precipitation YEAR AGO up Maximum 27 Minimum 12 GlobeG azette weather data to 8 Tuesday Maximum 23 Minimum 7 At 8 Tuesday 17 Precipitation trace iinlimate with Rhoads 26 Ss7mm 28 sr t of snow denied nexl mans charge lhat she had bwnj That law for the ad mission to his country of refugees of many nationalities jami officials expect to be j admitted before it expires The total would include Hungar jians cleared for entry in the past Rail Car Blows Up Windows Shattered SELKIRK Kan freight jcar loaded with secret shipment of government explosives caught two months The remainder of the Hungarians are being admitted CRASH VICTIM ORION 111 L Daniels 30 DCS Moines was fire and blew up at the edge ofias parolees by Gen Her Selkirk Tuesday night bert Brownell Jr under a special The blast broke out at least of the McCarronWalter the window panes in AlAct the basic immigration law killed instantly Wednesday whenimosl every building showed some a car she was riding in skiddedidamage A 300pound chunk oT on ice plunged into a ditch andisteel hurtled a quarter of a milej hit a culvert on Illinois 150 nearjinto main street and clipped here power lines No one was hurt IN CLEVELAND BUS DEPOT Berserk Traveler Kills 2 Wounds 5 CLEVELAND m A man who was asked to leave a Pitts burgh to Chicago bus early retaliated with gun fire shooting down the bus driver and an 18yearold girl The assailant himself was killed a short time later by police bullets Five persons were wounded as the Negro assailant not as yet identified charged through the Greyhound bus depot here firing wildly at Patrolman Mike Barrett The wounded were treated at a hospital for leg wounds Four were released after treatment Attendants said the other an 83yearold man was held for observation A supervisor at the bus term inal identified the dead bus driver as Leo Almerico 49 Cleveland Police identified the girl as Miss Georgeann Kar tzke 18 Hampton Va Emmett Jefferson a porter at the bus depot which was crowded at the time with holi day travelers said after the shootings on the bus and assail ant came whooping and holler ing through the terminal Patrolman Barrett happened to be coming in the door at the time He part way into the station shouting to by 11 More Flights of DPs Head for U S MUNICH Germany refugee flights were scheduled Wednesday for Operation Safe Haven the military airlift that has carried Hungarians to the United States since Dec H The operation ran at full speed Christmas Eve and Christmas sranders to fall on the frnding 987 on their Barrett chased the man from and 934 Tuesday the terminal and the fugitive s schedule called for took refuge behind the pillars addltlonal 800 passengers to of nearby St Peters Church flow lf the weather stayed Barrett said he found the man The operations goal is behind the third pillar and he by thc first weok 1D came out Sgt Michael Sirkot who had come to Barretts aid in a cruis er fired four times and Bar rett fired twice The assailant was dead on arrival at a hos pital Passengers on the bus said the man had been bothering Miss Kartzke who was white in the waiting room at the terminal t SAM I