Mason City Globe Gazette, December 28, 1956

Mason City Globe Gazette

December 28, 1956

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THK NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NO RTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI1I Prew and United fvU Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER M 1W4 Drought on Mars Everything Astronomer Says This Paper Consists at Two tt r The World Around Us Friendly by Nature Number 35 By W EARL HALL Australia Several times Ive talked about how kind and gracious the people of Australia are I can per haps should specific As I prepare for the next leg of our journey to Singapore v i a the Indonesian Islands a num ber of happy memories i n i vplving acts of kindness come back to me For example I re member step Iping out of my W EARL HALL Melbourne home one morning and spotting some people across the street about to get into an automobile A second look told me the car was like my own back cept as to color That started some conversation and five min utes later I was with the party enroute to the hardtogetinto Olympic Village Eye Specialist The group included a renowned eye specialist from Sydney Dr Pittar and one of his venerable neighbors known to all Austra ians as Freddie Lane Back in 1900 at Paris he won Australias first Olympic gold medal as a swimmer A principal street at the villege bears his name It follows that we had our picture taken underneath the Lane street sign On another day my Mason City colleague and I approached a traffic officer on Flinders Street outside the main stadium to in quire how to reach Exhibition Hall setting for the basketball competition Apersonable young Australian overheard the query and in a few moments we were passengers with him my first ride in an Austin Tram Trip Another day on my tram trip from our home in Hawthorn to the stadium I struck up a con versation with a typically friend ly Australian man and wife To my great somewhat to my embarrassment I should add I was informed by the comely tram conductor most of them are women that my newly made friends had paid my fare And there was no repaying them Converting travelers cheques into native currency is easy of accomplishment if you keep to the main thoroughfares meaning the airports and downtown banks But in the outlying districts takes a bit of doing as the Aus tralians say You must find the right bank One day we faced this problem stopped in for in formation at an automobile sales establishment It wasnt enough for our contact to tell us he had to join us until he could be dguble sure we understood Never Too Busy For newspapers radio and TV people the Olympics meant the busiest time in history But they werent too busy to be kind When I had occasion to make a couple of radio transcriptions I went in cold to one of the stations Two days later my colleague and I returned for the actual recording operation took an hour of time from one engineer had help from others on packaging and posting All I could pay was the cost of the tape and even that was tak en grudgingly On my last day in Melbourne called on one of Australias best known women journalists Jean Bowring to transmit greetings from a mutual friend in Cleve land That call resulted in a 50 mile trip with her and her hus band to see Australias best known animals including the duckbilled platypus But the greatest kindness of all it was continuous from the moment of our from the G Vernon Lawrences and their gracious son and daugh ter John and Barbara These I shall not be forget ting By ALTON L BLAKESLEE NEW YORKLife on Mars is colored gray or has just turned that way And the planet perhaps is having a bad drought an astronomer reported Friday These are findings from excel lent peeks at Mars when it paid closest visit this summer in 32 years Darkareas which presumably are plant life have long been seen on Mars They have appeared in vivid greens and blues to observ ers during the height of the Mar tian spring This year they seemed to be an almost uniform gray in color tests said Carl Sagan of the Yerkes and McDonald observato ries of the University of Chicago Perhaps the greens and blues seen before were optical illusions or perhaps a severe drought cut down the lavish color this year Sagan said Gray could be important for Martian life he added Gray colored plants would absorb more of the weaker sun rays reaching that more distant planet Efficient Form It still seems that Mars has plant life but it must be a tough er more efficient form thanthat found on earth Sagan said The main evidence for life on Mars is seasonal color changes in its dark areas and changes in their extent Also dark areas reappear after being cov ered by huge Martian dust storms suggesting vegetation growing back again later Last summer the dark areas looked gray when compared with a color chart illuminated by day lightquality light Occasionally there were traces of greenblue pastels Great dust storms seen this year plus the reformation of Mars south polar ice cap after it melted may both indicate a drought in the equatorial regions of Mars Sagan The dark areas are localized in this mid belt Peculiar Detour Life perhaps began on Mars just as it did on earth but then took a peculiar enforced detour Sagan said Both planets possibly were formed at the same time with similar early atmospheres and surfaces Primitive organic chem icals that gave rise to primitive life could haveformed on Mars in the same way they possibly did on earth Mars very likely developed an atmosphere of oxygen too but then lost it because gravity is weaker there than on earth he continued When we arrive there we must expect life on Mars if it exists to be very different from anything Sagan said DEMAND PAY RAISE LONDON UP Fortythou sand British doctors threatened Friday to quit the statecontrolled FiveDay National Health Service unless the government meets their de mands for a 24 per cent pay in crease SAME BRUSH FIRE TAKES ITS the destructive California brush from the air is shown in the top photo A home lower left stands in the path of flames which already have destroyed nearly 70 fashionable dwellings in the Mali bu district In the bottom photo flames tear furiously through three houses in Latigo Canyon School Segregation at Capital Urged by Sotons WASHINGTON UftA majority and Negro pupils has seriously Jones DNC and Joel T Broy Q Tmmnfi rr n 4i TI rf Quit J J LI of a House Investigating Subcomdamaged the schools here mittee Friday recommended that mrLcii aa a twu UUlcr UlcIuQerS OI me racial segregation be restored in whole points to a definite impairsubcommittee are Rep s A L the District of Columbia public ment of educational opportunities Miller RNeb and Dewitt S schools The of Negro races as a result of inte intv ictummeiiuauon was re four of the six memberssaid in gration with little prospect of leased as an addition to the sub a report that integration of white remedy in the the majorcommittees majority report on rAll About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and colder Friday night and Satur day Low Friday night 1218 High Saturday low 30s Iowa Rain or snow east portion ity report said Therefore we that racially separate ending fay noon becoming part ly cloudy and colder Partly cloudy and colder Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 1525 j ii i i t i 1 lc ui me csu and that such schools be mampreme Court had ruled that race tamed on a completely separate segregation in public schools wa and equal basis Signing the recommendation were Chairman James C Davis DGa and Reps John Bell Wil liams Woodrow W Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Tuesday Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Normal lows 8 north to 15 south Precipitation will be light occurring as snow on Sunday and again on Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy and colder scattered light flurries GlobeGazette weather data up to Dec 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 41 Minimum Thursday night 29 At 8 Friday 29 Precipitation 09 IN MIDEAST CRISIS Report Ike Wants Authority to Use Force If Necessary NEW YORK WVThe New York I Times said Friday President Ei senhower is reported considering asking Congress for authority to use United States Armed Forces he deems necessary to main tain peace in the Middle Quoting a reliable said congressional leaders would be asked to give their views on the possibility of getting con gressional sanction for the Presi dent to use the armed services in accordance with his best judgment in the event of any ag gresston in the Middle The Times article written by James Reston said the confer ence would be held at the White House next Tuesday Secretary of State Dulles was expected to be on hand Dulles and the President met at the White House Thursday and discussed the Middle Eastern sit uation But said the newspaper account nothing was said about any decision to ask Congress for authority to use force if neces sary in the Middle East President Eisenhower previous ly asked Congress for similar au thority to use force in the event of any aggressive moves by the Chinese Communists against the island of Formosa stronghold of the Nationalist Chinese govern ment The evidence taken as a for members of both white and Hyde an inquiry into how integration recommend has worked here The Washing public ton public schools were inte fciumii aimjuia weie iiiie schools be reestablished for the grated with the beginning of the education of white and Negro scnool term pils in the District of Columbia Body of AWOL Sailor Found by Rail Tracks IOWA CITY body of an AWOL sailor who escaped from a military guard by jump ing off a train was found along the railroad tracks late Thursday Sheriff Albert J Murphy said Everett E Brenneman 18 Cedar Rapids apparently was injured fatally when hejumped from the train His body was found about 17 miles west of here Brenneman and Dwight V Melson Des Moines were being returned to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago when Bren neman slipped away from his guard and jumped Melson also got away but he was recaptured Naval officials said Brenneman was being held at the Great Lakes Center for disciplinary pur poses he left without leave He was arrested at Iowa Falls Dec 11 Melson was AWOL from a nav al base at Memphis Tenn He was arrested at Des Moines last Friday Sports Bulletin CLEVELAND 31 towa farm who MM of Hw major pitches Friday retiring from Attwr 17 wHfc KM land Rapid will cbvvto to busWat hill The two other members of the The recommendation was re in the of 1954 the Su unconstitutional The recommendation by the House subcommittee majority for a return to racially separate schools did not deal with the lega questions this might pose in the light of the high courts ruling It was contained in a three par agraph statement additional views which was appended to the draft of a general reporton the inquiry The draftreport which became public Thursday night said that higher costs and an appalling increase in discip linary and educational problems had resulted from integration The draftreport recommended legislation to permit children to be transferred from one school to another in accordance with the desires of the parents Colder Trend in Iowa Rain Snow Are Recorded The rain and snow that moved into Iowa late Thursday left one tenth to onefourth of an inch of moisture at some points Cedar Rapids had two inches of snow on the ground Friday morn ing and Mason City and Water loo had a trace of new snow which followed a light rain The heaviest precipitation re ported was 26 of an inch at Du buque Davenport and Cedar Rap ids had 22 of an inch Burlington 15 Spencer 12 Waterloo 11 and Ottumwa 10 of an inch Temperatures Friday after noon were expected to be about 10 degrees colder than Thursday when highs ranged from 39 at Waterloo to 53 at Council Bluffs Mason City had 41 The trend to colder was expected to con tinue for several days making temperatures about normal dur ing the next five days BEL AIR THREATENED Malibu Declared Disaster District Push Hunt for Mod Bomber7 Find Device in Theater NEW YORKUPI A bomblike device described by police as definitely the work of the mad bomber was discovered early Friday in the Paramount Theater in Times Square It was found by the citys spe cial bomb squad encased in a red sock and hidden in an or chestra section seat The Grand Central railway terminal had its second scare in two days when a cylindrical ob ject was found at a m atop a triangular door hinge near a taxi entrance Brass Fitter Police described it as a brass pressure filter about six inches long and two inches in diameter capped at both ends and said it was harmless But until it was examined the area was roped off to keep com muters from passing near the device A telephoned warning Thursday night sent a score of policemen theater but a preliminary search revealed no bomb Once the theaters patrons had left after the last show police made a more thorough search and found the device A series of telephoned bomb threats which police attribute to crackpots and cranks has sent the bomb squad scurrying to sev eral private and public locations since a pipe bomb was found last Monday in the New York Public Library It did not explore Two Rewards Two rewards totaling were posted Thursday for arrest of the mad who has plagued this citys police with more than 30 homemade bombs in the last 16 years No one has been killed by the more than 20 of his devices that have exploded A number of per sons have been injured though none seriously Bomb scares kept the bomb squad busy all day Thursday Among the locations checked were the Egyptian Consulate and its United Nations delegation headquarters and the Coast Guard offices in Manhattan ON GUEST LIST WASHINGTON sadors and ministers from Iron Curtain those from Russia and been invited to be honored guests at President Eisenhow ers Inaugural Ball next month J H WHITNEY Jock Whitney Named Envoy to England WASHINGTON Uft President Eisenhower Thursday accepted the resignation of Winthrop W Aldrich as ambassador to Great Britain and named John Hay Jock Whitney New York finan cier to succeed him In a wire to the President Al drich asked that his resignation take effect not later than Jan 20 Eisenhower said he accepted the resignation with reluct He asked Aldrich to stay on a few weeks beyond Jan 21 when the President willstart his second term Aldrich told Eisenhower As you already know I have for personal reasons always in tended to return to the United States at the end of your firs1 Aldrich 52 has been on the U S consul staff in London since January 1953 when Eisenhower took office Owatonna Crash Claims 4 Lives 2 Are Injured OWATONNA Minn UP Four persons including a young couple who had just announced their engagement were killed in an automobile collision near here late Thursday Authorities identified the vic tims as Genevieve Kurth 22 Austin and Kenneth Krueger 23 Hartland the engaged pair Mrs Lloyd Ebeling 57 of rural Owa tonna and Mrs Elmer Krueger 50 Kenneths mother Hospitalized at Owatonna in critical condition is 51yearold Elmer Krueger Kenneths father His 18yearold brother Raymond is hospitalized in less serious con dition x ANGELES A NOW ITS TWO FIRES As firemen battled dayold brush fire 1 west and north of Malibu on the California coast a new fire was reported in the ex clusive Bel Air district 2 of Los Angeles 68 Homes Destroyed in 2 Days No Signs of Burning Out FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES MALIBU massive Vtalibu brush fire was running oose in two areas Friday after covering about acres At one point it threatened a 75room Tranciscan monastery and about 20 homes Gov Goodwin J Knight de lared a state of disaster exists in Angeles County as a result of the fire the action making all manpower and equipment of the state government legally avail able The number of homes andother tructures already destroyed by he fierce threedayold coastal blaze was placed at 68 by Los Angeles County Fire Chief Keith Klinger Last He said the figure might have been much higher except for last ditch stands by firefighters who warded off flames headed for a colony of expensive homes and a 34unit motel on the Pacific Coast highway Another fire broke out early Friday in the fashionable BelAir district The harried Los Angeles city fire department sent 12 en gine companies manned by 110 men to the residential area where flames were reported licking over dried up foothills However the fire was con trolled after burning 40 acres The blaze caused no damage to structures Residents in the area include Greer Garson Eva Maria Saint Walter Wanger and Joan Bennett Main Area The main area of distress Fri day in the Malibu Township area where a second fire was started Thursday night by flying sparks from the original blaze The first fire is burning on a semicircular front starting about 10 miles west of Santa Monica and extending north and west The other blaze is down the coast about 2 miles Firemen reported that most of he occupants of the monastery ocated in Malibu Canyon were evacuated along with other resi dents of the area The fire threatening the monas tery was known to have destroyed eight homes in Las Flores Cart fon where it started and one in Carbon Beach There was a re port that six more structures were destroyed in Carbon Canyon where the blaze jumped from Flores Canyon One Death From Carbon Canyon the lames dashed toward the sea They were prevented from reach ing about 50 homes on a sand spit when 100 firemen made a dramatic stand Fire officials said their desperate efforts prob ably kept sparks from igniting the residences Homes on the saudspit colony include those of Bandleader Hor ace Heidt Actor Louis Hayward Actress Jane Russell and her lusband Bob Waterfield and Ac tress June Havoc There were no fatalities Thurs day during the second day of irefighting either at the scene of the new blaze or the old one The fire has taken only one life so far Dne newsman described this as amazing considering all the people who were apparently trapped at one time or Six Perish in Fire at Iron wood Mich IRONWOOD Mich members of an Ironwood Town ship family burned to death in their twostory frame home Fri day leaving the father who had eft for work an hour earlier as heonly survivor The dead were Ing Reileg 31 her four children 10 Sandra 9 Linda 7 and Keith 2 and a nephew John Gallo 13 I ;