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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MA KES ALL NORTH I O W A N S NEIGH B O R S VOL LXIII Associated Pfess and United Press Full Lease Wires a copy MASON CITY IOWAr WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2 This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One Congress to Muster Thursday No 71 r The World Around Us Rice Fields Everywhere in Java Number 39 By W EARL HALL CURABAJA Java I used to wonder where all the rice tame from to feed the brown and yellow hordes of the world Be tween two and three times as many human beings look upon rice as their staff of life as count on wheat for their daily bread This is to say that my question along this line has been answered at least in part A flight over a c o n s i derable part of Sumatra and the entire W EARL HALL length of Java with a brief sitdown here before moving on to fabulous Bali turned the trick We looked down on multiplied thousands of rice paddies some times from as high as three miles or more Even at that height the in pattern and with water gleaming in the afternoon as far as the eye could reach Thickly Populated It may surprise you as it did me to learn that this little island piece of real estate known as Java is the worlds most thickly populated land On an area ap proximately the size of Iowa in our own country about 60 million persons mostly on rice Even from the air it was evi dent that not a square foot of us able soil is permitted to go to The growers of the rice live in compact little settlements always square or rectangular They fan out to their daily tasks This has been found to be the ul timate in land conservation with no space lost on such an import ant thing as a home Yellowish Cast Soil varies in color from a red like that of Georgia to a black loam like that of Grade A land in the Middlewest But when it erodes and enters the water for some strange reason it takes on a yellowish cast The streams used for irrigation are of a murky character Rice paddies in proc ess of irrigation and covered over with water therefore are yellow ish In Java as in Sumatra Bali and other islands in this milelong chajn stretching from the Malaya Peninsula to north eastern Australia there are only two seasons Theyre called wet and not summer and winter The wet weve had occasion to tends from November to April Summer Clothes The temperature on our flight over Sumatra and Java has been at just under 90 but the extreme humidity at a little over sea level has made it seem oppressive The summer clothes I planned to wear in Australia have come into their own at Vietnam Thai land Burma India and Pakistan lie ahead In this part of the world prime rice land grows two crops a year But if for lack of fertility or wa often the sec ond crop isnt possible the land is turned to sweet potatoes or some other slightly less profitable crop than rice What Ive had to be content to see from high in the air over Java and Sumatra I hope to see close up and on the ground in that fabulous little island known as Bali at the extreme eastern tip of Java Rice is the principal ag ricultural product of Bali But I have it on good authority that there are other things of even greater interest so far as the typical American visitor is concerned bine power to the ships twin screws The cargo ship with 218 offi cers and men aboard was on its way to land supplies for the joint Zealand International Geophysical Year base 500 miles north of McMurdo Sound The Coast Guard ice breaker escort Northwind radioed that the massive icefield estimated to cover 200 square miles had re duced its own operational ability and so far it was unable to ma neuver to free the Arneb or re lieve the pressure on her FIRK VICTIMS BOSTON Mass esti mated persons were killed by fire In the United States dur ing fewer than in 1955 After Much Debate and Fotderol Its VOL CXCI NO 1 NEW HAVEN Conn W The New Haven JournalCourier told in a page one story Wednesday how it had to cal scholar at Yale before it could print Wednesdays edition The paper started its 191st year of publication Wednesday and the question was how to write 191 in Roman numerals the clas sical style CXCI ot the early Roman style CLXXXXI An editorial conference assisted by the Yale expert finally decided that Wednesdays edition ought to be labeled Vol CXCI An office boy so the story said asked why not just use the Arabic numerals 191 and forget the whole thing He was told to shut up Cargo Ship Trapped in Antarctica Ice McMURDO SOUND Antarctica UP The U S Navy cargo ship Arneb water pouring in through her damaged plates and her propellor broken lay helpless Wednesday in the grip of two gian iceflows Standing nearby in icepack but unable to aid her Quintuplets Are Born to Indian Pair to aid her was the icebreaker Northwind Winds of hurricane force drove the icepack of Moubray Bay out to meet the Ross Sea icepack and trapped the Arneb be tween them near Cape Hallet New Years Eve The grinding pressure cracked open the Arnebs previously dam aged hull plates broke a propel lor blade and damaged the re duction gear which transmits tur Jeanne Grain and Husband Now Plan Second Honeymoon HOLLYWOOD UP A c t r e s s Jeanne Craine reconciled with her husband manufacturer Paul Brinkman says theyll take a second honeymoon probably to Hawaii within two weeks It was our children and re ligion which really brought us back the film beauty said Tuesday the couple the parents of four children had been married 11 years until Miss Crain obtained an interlocutory divorce decree last August following a stormy trial But New Y e a rs Eve found them all smiles at a lavish party at Romanoffs the scene of their public reconciliation MADRAS India cor doned off the hospital in Pondi cherry Wednesday to keep back curious crowds thronging to see Indias first quintuplets The quints all girls were born to a 29yearold Indian servant woman living near Tiruvannama lia 50 miles from Pondicherry Muriale Corneille 40 a nurse at the hospital said the quints were the first in recorded Indian maternity history They arrived in quick succession early on the day before New Years They weighed in order pounds 8 ounces 4 pounds 6 ounces 3 pounds 8 ounces 3 pounds 12 ounces and 3 pounds 5 ounces They will be named on the 10th day according to Hindu ustom The Tamil speaking mother who earned about a month as a servant wept as she said that her husband 35 is unemployed and that she already has three other daughters to bring up Doctors reported Wednesday that the quints like their mother are doing Her husband a Hindu said It is the will of God What can we do RICH CHICKEN ANN ARBOR Mjch chicken a la king served in the Tappen Junior High School cafe teria is fit for a queen Donald Taylor paid 17 cents for a dish of the chicken casserole and found a diamond ring buried in it Parties Outline Strategy WASHINGTON Dem ocrats and Republicans met in party huddles Wednesday to work out preliminaries for the forma opening at noon Thursday of the 85th Congress House Democrats reelected al officers from the 84th Congress They took no action against mem bers who failed to support party nominees in the November elec tion The Republicans called an aft ernoon meeting expected to give new terms to all that partys lead ers in the chamber Rayburn Renamed The Democrats chose Sam Ray burn of Texas as speaker and John W McCormack of Massa chusetts as majority leader They renamed Ralph Roberts of Indi ana as ohief clerk William Miller of Mississippi as doorkeeper Zeake Johnson of Pennsylvania as sergeantatarms and H H Morris of Kentucky as postmas ter The caucus choices will be for mally ratified Thursday by the Democratic House majority A threatened move to deny Democratic committeo represen tation to Rep Adam Clayton Powell New York Negro didnt develop Powell supported Presi dent Eisenhower in the 1956 cam paign Rep Wayne Hays of Ohio had announced that he would ask the caucus to read Powell out of the party But he offered no resolu tion to that effect No Changes Seen Senate party meetings will be held Thursday with no leadership changes in prospect but with two vacancies to be filled Sen Mike Mansfield of Montana is slated to replace Earle C Clements of Ken tucky as Democratic whip Clem ents was defeated for reelection Sen Carl Hayden Democrat of Arizona is in line to become pres ident protern of the Senate sue ceeding Walter George of Geor gia who did not seek reelection Lyndon B Johnson of Texas and William F Knowland of Cal ifornia will continue as Demo cratic and Republican Senate eaders respectively Other details of organization mainly the assignment of commit tee posts probably will not be worked out for a week or more Special party committees will recommend assignments for new y elected members and transfers or older members in both the Senate and the House Annual Message While awaiting the recommen dations Congress will mark lime and receive President Eisenhow ers legislative proposals The chief executives major message on the state of the union will be lelivered in person Jan 10 Strategy for the civil rights attle certain to develop during he session were to be worked out n seperate meetings of senators Wednesday The threat of a possible intra party row in the House dissolved with the statement of Rayburn hat the Democratic caucus would not try to deny committee repre sentation to Rep Adam Clayton Powell Powell openly supported President Eisenhower ror reelection and some Demo crats have sought to strip him of lis major committee posts Ray urn told newsmen there would be no retaliatory action against he New York Negro member FOUR NEW FACES This is how four young ganan refugees looked at their new land as they arrived a Navy transport They were among Hungarians brought in on the ship the Gen LeRoy Sitings Toast Victory Floats Win Top Prizes PASADENA Calif a a quired a considerable number o newly adopted native sons and daughters t help the genuine articles celebrate the Hawkeyes ROSE PARADE ATTRACTIONS The official float of the State of Iowa p winner in its class glides down Pasadenas main street top photo during the Tournament of Roses parade New Years Day The float stressed Iowas family life and its industries Below Carol Morris of Ottumwa Miss Universe and her four attendants display the long red underwear which helped keep them warm during the chillyDearlymorning hours They rode the float entered by the city of Long Beach which sponsors the annual beauty pageant Congressional Leaders Favor MidEast Plan WASHINGTON al leaders gave support Wednes day to President Eisenhowers request for advance authority to aunch quick American retalia ion against any Communist ag ression in the Middle East Eisenhower told 29 top mem bers of the Senate and House at a fourhour White House confer ence Tuesday he will ask speedy action by the new Congress on a proposal designed to deter Com munist armed aggression in the Middle East A White House statement saidi his would be linked with a re quest for an enlarged program of economic aid to the nations in that to be administered under Eisenhowers personal di rection The general principles of this new peacekeeping doctrine got Jerome Onnen Is First57 Fatality SIOUX CITY MI Jerome On nen 21 Akron Iowa Wednesday jecame the first person reported as a traffic fatality in Iowa in 957 By this date in 1956 there had been 10 highway deaths in he state Onnen was injured fatally when he truck he was driving collided vith a Milwaukee railroad pas senger train at a crossing leading nto the Sioux City Brick and Tile Co plant in Sioux City About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday night low 1824 Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday high 2836 Iowa Warmer through Thursday Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night in 20s Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs 27 north to 35 south Normal lows 9 north to 16 south Warmer Thursday Little change until colder Sun day or Monday Precipitation will be light to moderate averaging onetenth to one fourth inch occurring as rain or snow Saturday or Sunday Minnesota Cloudy warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 15 Minimum Tuesday night 0 At 8 Wednesday 4 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 27 Joint Session WASHINGTON Pres identEisenhower advised con gressional leaders Wednesday he would like to appear per sonally before a joint session of Congress Friday to outline the new Eisenhower doctrine for the Middle East Speaker Sam Rayburn said that speak ing for the House he had agreed to the Friday date for the Presidents message and that only approval by Senate leaders was needed to make it official immediate backing from leaders of both parties subject to a more detailed explanation Eisenhower Six Officials Are Sworn Into Office at Statehouse DES MOINES state officials took their oath of office Wednesday Helen Lyman clerk of the Iowa Supreme Court administered the oath in the morning to Clyde Spry Bronson as agriculture sec retary Mel v in D Synhorst Orange City as secretary of state and Ray H Thompson Newton as a member of the Com merce Commission State Treasurer M L Abra hamson Boone Auditor Chet B Akers Ottumwa and Atty Gen Norman Erbe Boone took their oaths in the afternoon Hersche Loveless Ottumwa and Lt Gov elect Wil liam Nicholas Mason City will be inaugurated Jan 17 will give Congress within the next five or six days Speaker of the House Sam Ray burn DTex told reporters he believes the Presidents proposal conferees said involved standby presidential authority to order military forces into ac will be a very fine thing if it can have proper explanation and practical unanimity in the Chairman Cannon DMo of the House Appropriations Committee said The Presidents proposal seems to me the only sensible course for us to Sen Lyndon B Johnson of Texas the Senates Democratic leader reserved judgment He said Eisenhowers request in volved some rather farreaching proposals with grave and serious But he promised speedy Senate consideration of them Sen Wiley of Wisconsin top Re publican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he didnt hear any opposition when Eisenhower broached his plan to he assembled 13 senators and 16 House members But Sen Sparkman who was not at the meeting said Eisenhower has quite a selling job to and added he wants to know more details before he votes Aimed at filling the power vacuum left by waning British and French influence in the po cntially explosive Middle East he new Eisenhower doctrine was reviewed at a session designed to give Democrats as well as Re publicans an intimate look at the administrations plans for meet ng pressing foreign and defense problems Oregon State Tuesday The the stateoccu pied the center of attention at hotels news stands on the street private parties and night club gatherings A giant victory celebration as such failed to materialize main ly because of the struggle to get back to hotels from the Rosa Bowl and the variety of destina tions which Iowa fans had No Formal Plans The squad was turned loose to do as they pleased and many icattercd here and there accept ing individual invitations doing the town with their wives or teammates or relaxing with new and old found friends The team itself had no known formal plans for Tuesday night or Wednsday The only definitely scheduled activity was their departure The Hawkeyes and the official Uni versity of Iowa party were sched uled to leave Los Angeles at 10 Thursday aboard three planes Many loyal Iowa fans were proudly displaying slivers of wood to their friends They were sou venirs salvaged from the Rose Bowl goal posts which were yanked down by the crowd with four seconds still left to play Officials managed to clear tha field sufficiently to run another play before the final gun Wins Wager Gov Leo Hoegh of Iowa left tiie game with the lipsmacking knowledge that a 45pound Oregon salmon would soon be visiting the Hoegh family Hoegh had given Gov Elmo Smith of Oregon nine points in a friendly wager of a 15pound Iowa ham against a 45pound Oregon salmon Since Iowa won by IS points Hoegh will get the fish Governor Smith congratulated the lowan who was all smiles as he said This was really a great game Iowa is excellently coached and the Iowa boys really played their hearts out We are all tremen dously proud of them Parade Honors The state also did well in snar ing many other honors in the New Years Day festivities here Iowas entries in theTournament of Roses parade came in for a share of gJory oh the national television screens and in the eyes of the float judges The states official entry won first prize in the Class A division for states and territories Entitled Strength from the it showed an outline of the stale with a family group in the rear and six beautiful Iowa girls standing on a floral plat form representing agriculture in dustry and education Oregon placed second in this division The Iowa float first it has ever entered in any Tournament of Roses was built of roses sweet peas torch ginger and other bios soms Prize to Keokuk The city of Keokuk won top hon ors in the Class A4 category for cities outside of California be tween and SHOCKS REPORTED BERKELEY Calif sity of Californias seismograph recorded severe earth shocks Tuesday night centered near the remote Aleutian Islands of Alas ka lowans took the football victory over Oregon State in the Rose Bowl as a matter of course At Iowa City home of the uni versity police reported that fot lowing the game traffic went back to normal for a holiday and no outstanding celebrations were re ported In fact activity throughout the state was held to a minimum dur ing the Rose Bowl game It was as if the entire state had its at tention riveted to television screens and radio sets The Iowa Highway Patrol said traffic was nearly at a standstill during the afternoon SAME Black flag traffic death In 3t hours
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