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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON ClTYXS LOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS rrroH VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 5 1957 This Paper Consists of Two No 71 Ike Unveils MiddteEasi Defense Plan r The World Around Us Bali Monkey Dance Is Spectacular Number 42 EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world in 80 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 B By W EARL HALL ONA century or so ago the Balinese meeting in their hundreds of BaliHindu tem ples pledged one of their three principal gods Brahma to com pliment him with a very special dance from that point on if only lie would end an unprecedented drought and give them a rice harvest Tonight i here in this lit tle village a doz en miles or so from the capital city of Denpa sar in a struc ture consisting of a slightly raised cement W EARL HALL platform and with thatched covering I have viewed and listened to a spectac ular fulfillment of that pledge Ive sat in on a performance oJ the now worldfamous Balinese Monkey Dance Fantastic Legend A hundred speciallytrained na tives gathered from the terracec INDIO Calif Marie The Body McDonald told os Angeles police Saturday she vas criminally assaulted by two men who she said kidnaped her Thursday night from her San Fer nando Valley home She told officers questioning hills and valleys tell in an exotic hereabouts to form of song and interpretative dance a form of ballet a fantastic legend handed down to them from India The BaliHindu religion its origin there and its believed the Balinese themselves came out o that land in the longago past The story glorifies the monkey which next to the sacred cow has a top priority in the religion practiced on this tiny island From the start of the action Marie Found Says She Was Beaten and Robbed ler about her 24hour disappear ance that the two pachucotype of Mexican descent and 17 Held at Gunpoint in 2 Robberies Is Taken at Des Moines DES MOINES Iff Seventeen persons were held at gunpoint bere Friday night as bandits staged two daring food store hold ups and escaped with in cash Two young bandits armed with a pistol and knife held 14 persons prisoner while they robbed the Borg Super Market of Two hours later two the same bandits held up the Cruikshank Grocery and escaped with about At the Borg store eight custom ers and six store employes were herded together by one of the bandits holding a gun while the other scooped the cash out of two cash registers No One Hurt No one was injured but Mrs George M King 75 was threat ened by one bandit when he ob jected to her praying aloud If youll keep quiet no one will get he told Mrs King and her daughter Mrs Harold Carl with a ducktail haircut and the other a her un der threats to harm her three children The Kentucky born former movie queen 32 was found wan dering dazed and incoherent along 6070 in the desert Fri day night by a truck driver haul ing merchandise to Phoenix Ariz a night dress against the chill ot the winter desert night she was taken to Goachella Valley Hos pital here Miss McDonald had a black eye and bruises about theface Two front teeth were cracked expos ing the nerves Attendants put her under seda tion and said she was in no con amazing things happen in quick succession Arrows turn into ser pents and monkeys intercede t save a Hindustan king from an army of demons All the action takes place around a central rriultiflamed candelabra with the hundred sing ers all stripped to their waists seated on the floor in circular rows There is no instrumentation whatever for them as they pro duce an unbelievable background of rhythmic monkeybarking for the spoken words solos and ballet performers Three Women Of the dozen dancers all oper ating in a tiny inclosure between the circular chorus and the cen tral lights only three are worn Clad only in a housedress to answer until at least Sunday the prize dilemma of the decade for Hollywood police Was she kidnaped or involved in an elaborate hoax that back fired The California highway patrol established road blocks at all im portant intersections to appre hend the men she said were her kidnapers The beauteous 32 year old actress and former chorine of George Whites Scandals bore lacerations in addition to the bruises and tpld Imperial County sheriffs deputies she was shoved out of an old model light colored sedan with green uphol Fingernails Broken She told officers she was driven from a house in Los Angeles to a point near Cactus City about five miles east of Indio where one of the men said We have to get rid of her here because we are getting close to the border Then she said they knocked her out of the car and down a 25foot embankment Her fingernails were broken The men should have scratch es on she told investiga tors She said she was forced to leave her home with them be cause they threatened my ba She said the alleged abductors were in their early 20s with long wavy hair and wore leather jackets MRS GEORGE KING Just Prayed en Some of the lesque masques king of the quivering and chat men wear gro but Hanuman son I tried to keep mama Mrs Carlson said but she started praying The bandit then looked at Mrs King and shouted Quiet And I mean Mrs King then prayed in a lower tone of voice Later she commented I wasnt talking to him any how I was talking to the Second Robbery In the second robbery Chester Briley 9 had just finished quiz zing a clerk about holdups when the bandits entered The boy told Dwight Proudfit 37 he had just seen a robbery on television and asked if he had ever been robbed Proudfit said but if anyone ever tries Ive got a gun under the He indicated a place where he kept a small revolver At Everyone Agrees Elvis Is in Fine Physical Shape MEMPHIS Tenn UP The Army Elvis Presley and the blonde he left behind all agree that the rockn roll singer is in good physical condition and ready for a tour in the service Elvis passed his preinductipn physical examination hereFriday and probably six months will for be classified in Personal Plea to Congress Asks Took Ring They blindfolded me with a sack overr my head arid look me to this house where we stayed until dusk JVIIIK ui me uuivetiiiK diiu Cliau A4 i ii n i terine chorus of monkevs nlavs it instant a youth walked been plllled a Pulles The Pelvis caused a mild stir here when he drove up in a convertible with a flashy blonde to take his routine tests The blonde stayed behind while Pres ley went through the medical and mental paces at Kennedy Vet erans Hospital Lt Jack Zager who handled Elvis tests said that the 22year old sensation of the teenagers passed his tests He said it is up to Presleys draft board to class ify him Presley also pronounced him self in fine The husky rock n roller said Im in good health as far as I The blonde chorus girl Dotty Harmony 21 agreed Dotty who met Elvis in Las Vagas and has Miss McDonald took the diamond claimed they ring given to her by Murray Rosenberg a wealthy admirer and New York City merchant In Los Angeles the FBI an nounced that after an inquiry its agents had no evidence of inter state transportation and thus were not further in the investigation U N Relief Mission Reaches Hungary UNITED NATIONS N Y Hungarys Communist regime has admitted a mission to check on relief needs in that revoltbat tered country A observer team named to investigate Soviel straight As is true of so many other things on this island the Monkey Dance simply has to be seen to be believed If undertaken by a company not specially trained and not dedicated to their roles what we saw here tonight would be ludicrous in the extreme It could be presented for the movies only by this group which has been doing it for so many years in the manner of the Pas sion Play at Oberammergau Ger many There are five perform ances a month on the average based on the BaliHindunese spec ial lunar calender I No Equal Our tablemate at the Bali Hotel is a concert pianist from Amstcrj dam on tour in Indonesia Fivej years ago he saw the Monkey Dance for the first time Tonight he was in the audience again he told me if it were being staged again tomorrow night youd find me there The artistry of these native perform ers in my opinion is equaled no where else in the at La Scala opera in Italy not at the Metropolitan opera in Newj In the afternoon ahead of the Monkey Dance in surroundings not unlike those here we saw a cockfight The roosters are giv en razorsharp spurs about five inches in length They battle unto death Its no place for those of weak stomachs My own prefer ence is decidedly on the side of Monkey Dance YOUNGSTER WAITS TO BE FREED Gilliam 12 Hyde comforted by ambulance driver Joseph Sapienza as they wait for a wrecker to free the youth after he was hit by a car while bicycling Note the bike under the auto and heavy jacks holding up wheels to take the cars weight off his body Although trapped this way for an hour the boy was described in good condition at a hospital Filibuster Foes Pleased Despite Senate Setback WASHINGTON sup porters of civil rights proposals said Saturday they believe such legislation may be passed by Con gress this year despite defeat of a move to curb filibusters The Senate voted 5538 Friday night to kill the move to change make it easier or endless de Senate rules and to halt filibusters civil rights bills or bandits were apparently disappointed for one said What a bunch of The other asked Shall wei shoot them And his companion BARTENDER FINED replied No lets play it They then yanked mil the phone and fled a house guest of the Presintervention in the Hungarian re fer the holidays said Heslbellion sti11 was barred a fine physical i fourman team of eco nomic experts arrived in Buda pest Friday for a visit of three to I four clays officials said The BURLINGTON Adams Soviet imposed government of Premier Janos Kadar granted permission for the experts to en ter Hungary on condition their visit was not publicized in ad vance the officials said 67 Burlington bartender was fined and costs in Municipal Court here Friday after pleading guilty to a charge of keeping il legal liquor where beer is sold Dolliver Lists Complaints Against Coad WASHINGTON UP Former Rep James I Dolliver Fort Dodge Republican claims Rep Merwin Coad CDIowa used coercion threats and pernicious pressure to elicit campaign con tributions for the general election last November Dollivers ninecount statement of charges was filed with a spe cial House Committee on Cam paign Expenditures Coad a 32yearold Boone min ister defeated Dolliver for U S representative from the 6th Dis trict of Iowa by 198 votes Dolli ver had served six terms in the House Coad was sworn in as a mem ber 6f Congress Friday as was Rep KarJ JI Republican whose reelection in the 4th District was contested by his Democratic opponent Steven V Carter Leon Dolliver charged Coad had vio lated the federal election laws during his campaign and that there were general frauds in the counting of ballots in the 6th Dis trict j The f o r m e r representative j charged that Coad by coercion jlhrcats and pernicious pressure i elicited contributions for he fi nancing of his campaign in vio lation of the federal corrupt prac tices He accused Coad of promising appointments to pub lic or private positions in ex change for political support in violation of federal law He also declared that prefer ences were given Coad by radio station KVFD and television sta tion KQTV of Fort Dodge in the use of their other measures The vote crossed party lines Sen Humphrey DMinn said We almost doubled our vote over when a similar effort was defeated 7021 Humphrey said there is a chance the Senate rules still may be changed this year and that civil rights bills could be enacted The battle centered around ef forts of a coalition of Northern and Western senators both Dem ocrats and Republicans to change a Senate rule that requires the votes of 64 senators to shut off debate This same rule bars any limitation on debate of proposals to change the Senate rules Backers of the move aimed at gaining adoption of new Senate rules by majority vote argued that the present system gives a The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Sat urday night cloudy and high 2833 low 1519 Partly warmer Sunday Iowa Partly cloudy through Sun day Little change in tempera ture Saturday night somewhat warmer Sunday Low Saturday night 1222 Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with occasional light snow and not so cold weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 22 Minimum Friday night 10 At 8 Saturday 14 Precipitation trace small group of senators veto power But Southerners who have uset the filibuster tactic in past yean to block civil rights legislation contended the issue transcendec civil rights They said it involvec the traditional freedom of debate in the Senate Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson of Texas and Re publican Senate Leader Know land of California teamed in op postion to the rules change move The issue was decided for th present at least when the Senate voted to table a motion by Sen Anderson leader of the coalition to lake up consideration of new rules On that vote 27 Democrats am 28 Republicans voted to table They were opposed by 21 Demo crats and 17 Republicans However Knowland although opposed to the procedure followe by the NorthernWestern announced he would introduce o Monday an amendment to prescn rules This would be designed t make it easier to check tiibus ters Knowland said his proposal would permit debate to be halt to Use Force WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Saturday asked Con gress for advance authority to commit American troops to pro tect the territorial integrity and political independence of any Middle Eastern nation threatened by armed aggression from ternalional communism In a special message delivered to a joint session of the Senate and House Eisenhower also said j he will seek S400 million in econ jomic aid funds for the trouble idden Middle East The money rould be spent over a twoyear icriod His message carried nation vide on television and radio also isked Congress to authorize a re ional program of military as islance and cooperation with nation or group of nations vhich desires such Red Aggression Eisenhower said his program is designed to deal with any casa of communist aggression in the Middle East either direct or direct He said it would authorize em ployment of the armed forces of ihe United Stales to secure and protect the territorial integrity and political independence of such nations requesting such aid against overt armed aggression from any nation controlled by in ternational Eisenhower did not mentions Russia by name at that point but he did in other sections of his 3j200word message making it clear that the administration pro gram is directed against any ag gression or communist subversion directly or indirectly led by the Soviet Union Russias Eisenhower said have long sought to domi nate the Middle Power Politics At another point the President said the reason for Russians in terest in the Middle East is sole ly that of power He add ed Considering her announced purpose of communizing the world it is easy to understand her hope of dominating the Mid dle Eisenhower also said The Soviet Union has nothing whatsoever to fear from tha United States in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world so long as its rulers do not them selves first resort to aggression That statement I make solemnly and General Belief There was general belief in Congress that Eisenhower will get the standby authority he seeks ed by two thirds of the senators j to use American troops to counter presentand voting instead of twojany direct Communist threat in thirds of all 9fi members And hethe Middle East But it appeared said this would apply to proposedjlikely that Congress would weigh changes in the rules as well as the request for weeks possibly to other matters making a number of changes in It his proposal gets out of com mittee and is brought before the Senate for action it would be subject to a filibuster under ex isting rules the language In outlining his threepoint pro for possible use of U S troops military assistance Eisenhower and economic aid said Iowas two Republican senators This program will not solve all YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum split their vote on the issue B B 37 15 the problems of the Middle East He said for example he would THE FAMOUS MONKEY DANCE A hundred Balinese natives are represented here as the speciallytrained group takes part in the worldfamous Monkey Dance as described by Editor Earl Mall in an adjoining column The hands you see are of the chorus members who during the whole production make noises like the chat HOSPITAL EVACUATED NEW YORK UP More than 1100 children including 25 pre mature babies were evacuated jHickenlooper voted with the ma jjority while Tom Martin balloted leave such problems as the Is against the tabling jraeliArab dispute for handling in lne united and we are supporting the United Hiirt Eisenhower told the lawmakers I lUlL TT fltrll DUVihe intends promptly to send a pccial mission to the Middle 6 Killed Smashes Into Rear of Truck LEXINGTON Va W A bus truck collision north of this Shen andoah Valley town Friday night killed six persons including three members of one family and in jured 34 others A young Scranton mother her 3weekold son and her moth erinlaw were among the victims of the crash of a capacity loaded double decker Greyhound bus into the rear of a parked tractor trailer The Scranton womans son was among the injured but his condition was lisl heaviiy traveled highway Killed svere Gcherer S Sulliff 48 Roanoke bus driver Col Milton Barbee Rogers 61 Rockbridge County former assistant general manager of East to explain the cooperatkm are prepared to give nations of that area tering of monkeys from Harlem Hospital SaUirdayjcd as satisfactory when flames from a fire in a ncwf State police said annex under construction licked one wall of the hospital the collision Studebaker Jackson 21 Regina Marie Bell Scranlon and occurred shortly after 7 on a duallancd divided section of the her son Edward E Jackson 3 weeks Mrs Joe S Jackson Wytheville and Kenneth Ty acke 49 Washington State Trooper S W Taibert quoted passengers as saying bus ran over warning flares out by the driver after the truck broke down The trooper said was told the truck was parked partly on the roadside and partly on he pavement ST REAL HEP LOUIS The interna tional Shoe Co Saturday sent pairs of mens blue suede shoes to Camp Kilmer N for use by Hungarian refugees DATE19S4H   

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