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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSPAPIM THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS M I I H O R S HOME EDITION VOL Associated Press United Press Full Lease Severn Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 10 W7 Tbls Piper CoasUtc ol Two S Ike Harold Macmillan Succeeds Eden as PrimeMiniste The World Around Ui i Djakarta Ruled by Squatters Number 46 By W EARL HALL TYJAKARTA and housing almost three million people who live in this amazing city which unwinds itself along the banks of the murky Tjiliwung River without rhyme reason or design is a kingsize task It isnt I must in candor re port being done too well Many other great ci ties of the world Los Angeles Casablanca Sao W EARL HALLPaulo among having what could be described as growing Whats taking place here is a fullgrown convulsion The sleepy Batavia of a decade or so ago is now a city almost as great in population as our Chicago with out suburbs Two Sources The growth here has come largely from two sources One is an unbelievable birth rate the other is the ruraltourban popu lation trend operative every where in this world about us Javanese from the overmanned rice fields have flocked into their capital city Only the Yangtse Valley in China knows crowded conditions comparable with This concentration of popula in Djakarta shows itself in many ways Every known device for utilizing sky beeri brought into use and plans for at least one 16 story building are now in the blue print stage Few here can afford the luxury of a backyard Instead they make way for from one to five houses in the space that might normally be used for lawn or garden Rare indeed are singleroomed homes which dont accommodate from four to eight sleepers Theres no privacy for contemplation among these Javanese 90 per cent of whom are Moslems Biggest Problem But perhaps the one most vex ing problem confronting the gov erning body of this it extends to the federal govern ment itself with squatters Its reminiscent of an earlier era in American history But the promptings behind it are quite different It stems from the crying need for living space here That wasnt true of our early day Americans A Javanese by custom can take over and claim for himself any unoccupied piece of residen tial or business property unless the owner or his representative is present for a forcible ejection of the wouldbe squatter If the squatter is given time to erect what can be classified as a per manent structure on the pre empted property he can hang on to it for years Lack of Housing Nearly everybody who plans to put up a business block or a home runs smack into this problem He must find a way to get rid of the squatters on the space he desires to utilize Usually it can be ac complished by a pay off of sufficient size but occasionally the new building has to be con itructed AROUND the squatters If this sounds preposterous to you I refer you to the American State Department American plans to replace present shoddy embassy here are being held up by three or four strongminded iquatters So are plans for that 16story building to which I have made reference Why doesnt President Sukarno or the Djakarta police step in and do something about this lawless business Why cant the courts furnish some relief Thats a question easier asked than an iwered Its all tied up to the pathetic lack of housing in this mushroom community BOMBED CHURCH GUARDED A Negro cITurSTat which was one of four bombed early Thursday was placed under police guard until daylight The front steps doorway and windows of the brick structure bore the brunt of the damage Six Bombings at Montgomery By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bomb blasts in two Alabama cities early Thursday gave tur bulent accent to the Souths mounting racial tension Four Negro churches and the homes of two ministers one Negro the other the white pastor of a Negro congregation were predawn darkness at Montgomery At Mobile an explosive was hurled against the home of a Negro a few hours after crosses burned before Negro residences in the same area No injuries were reported in any of the bombings The blasts at Montgomery came less than 12 hours after another racially integrated city bus was fired on from ambush The problem of bus integration also confronted Atlanta where Negro ministers planned another attack Thursday on segregated seating and where Gov Marvin third here Thurs day The Recreation Parlor owned Griffin ordered the Georgia Orvffle Grethen was levelled tional Guard to stand by on the A Home Cafei owned bv flQTACfiJ e a I rkcf alert ready to put down any riots insurrections and breaches Ostegaard was almost wholly de stroyed The Christiansen Bros nuis insurrections ana of the peace that might develop hardware store suffered extensive smoke and water damage both to Blown Away At Montgomery a corner of the Bell Street Baptist Church was blovvn away and the choir loft be hind the pulpit wrecked a bomb damaged the wall at Hutchinson Street Baptist Church bombs ap parently made of dynamite heav ily damaged both the home and the First Baptist Church of the Rev Ralph D Abernathy a leader in the long bus boycott there and the Mt Olive Church was also damaged by a blast Another target of the bombing attacks was the home of the Rev Robert Graetz the white pastor who serves the allNegro congre gation at the TrinityLutheran Church The front door was blown in and the walls damaged at he Graetz dwelling Latest Violence The six bombings were the lat est violence in the onetime capi tal of the Confederacy since buses were integrated in Montgomery Dec 21 under a Federal Court order A Montgomery city bus was fired on from ambush Wednesday night as it finished one of the first runs since night bus service was banned in the wake of several shootings Mayor W A Gayle im mediately ordered bus service suspended until further notice after Wednesday nights shotgun ambush BOURBON PRICES UP Flames Destroy Two Buildings at Ringsted RINGSTED destroyed wo downtown business buildings its exterior and its contents The fire broke out about 8 in the Recreation Parlor It or iginated in the basement of the wood frame structure and spread quickly to the adjacent Home Cafe also a wood frame building The hardware store adjoined the Recreation Parlor on the other side It is a brick building The barber shop equipment of L S Steen inside the Recreation Parlor also was destroyed The Recreation Parlor loss was estimated at The Home Cafe loss was placed at roughly Loss to the hardware store had not been determined Queen Elizabeths Decision Made on Churchills Advice By TOM OCHILTREC LONDON Harold Macmillan become prime min ster Thursday He is an old friend of President Eisenhower and Britons can count on him to strive to repair the damage done AmericanBritish relations by the invasion of Egypt He succeeds Sir Anthony Eden both as the Queens first minister and as leader of the party torn by the results of Edens venture into Egypt Macmillan supported Edens military expedition at least to a point and does not command the Conservatives complete support But in naming him her first min ister Queen Elizabeth II showed she believed he has wider support in the party than Richard A But ler whom many politicians over night had figured an Edens suc cessor Butler favored a softer line against Egypt than Eden and many of his colleagues took Churchills Advice The Queen before announcing her choice called in Sir Winston Churchill and the Marquess of Salisbury two of the ranking Con servative leaders They likely rec ommended Macmillan over But ler Macmillan moves up from his post as the chancellor of the ex chequer the governments key financial post He will have a free hand in picking the team he wants to run the government Macmillan at 62 is three years older than Eden who resigned Wednesday knight with the explan ation that his health prevented him from continuing to give his full loyalty to the job Eden had served 21 months a comparative ly short term for a British prime minister in succession to Church ill The new Prime Minister told reporters there would be no gen eral election for the present If there he added We the Conservatives would win Elections Demanded The opposition Labor Party de manded new elections as soon as Eden resigned Under the results of the 1955 election the Conservative man d a t e extends to May 26 1960 MacMillan can serve that entire time if he wishes MacMillan went to Buckingham Palace Thursday afternoon to re ceive the Queens desig nation of him as her first minis ter She made the greatest de cision of her reign With no clear successor to Eden in sight the decision was ultimately hers alone EDEN About 200 per sons pressing against the railings of the palace seemed surprised when MacMillans car wheeled into the courtyard A few seeing the car coming toward the pal ace had shouted Here comes Then as the car came Gasoline Price Raised a Cent in Mason City Most Mason City service sta tions raised their prices one cent a gallon on both regular and ethyl gasoline Wednesday Those which didnt will follow suit Thursday The Champlin Refining Co and the DXSunray Oil Co reported that their centagallon price rise will go into effect Thursday morning The rise applies not only to motor gasolines but also to kero sene domestic heating oils and related products including dicsel fuels This price increase is result DES MOINES price on of recent crude oil price advances several lines of bourbon and gin that stem from the crisis in the sold in state stores has been inmiddle east said L B Kelly Ma creased 10 to 11 cents the Iowa son City district manager Liquor Commission said WednesStandard Oil The increase throughout country he said of is R C LaBarre Algona Dies in Collision 2 Others Killed on State Roads A past president of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce and a Des Moines woman were killed Wednesday in separate highway accidents in B o o n e County They were Robert C LaBarre 38 Algona insurance agent and Mrs Elvis Reidesel 25 Des Moines In addition a rural Castana man was killed in another acci dent Wednesday LaBarre president of the Iowa Jaycees in 195354 was killed and his wife was injured when their station wagon collided with a truck on Highway 169 near Box holm Officers said near blizzarc conditions prevailed at the time of the accident Fort Firm The truck was owned by Glaser Packing Fort Dodge anc driven by Jimmy C Osboe For Dodge Osboe told authorities he at tempted to pull into the ditch when LaBarres oncoming car loomed out of the blowing snow but was unable to avoid the crash The left side of the truck sheared into the side of the La Barre car LaBarres wife Marion 40 suf fered bruises and facial cuts and was hospitalized at Fon Dodge Osboe was not hurt Three Children In addition to his widow La Barre is survived by three chil dren He was the son of Charles LaBarre president of the Home Federal Savings Loan bank at Algona Mrs Reidesel was injured fatal ly in a three vehicle collision on Highway 30 near Boone She wa a passenger in a pickup truck driven by her husband Martin J Peterson 65 Castana was killed when struck by a car while he was walking along 75 two miles north of Onawa closer they gasped Oh its SAME DATE AP Wirepholo MACMILLAN AT PALACE Harold Macmillan is shown as he arrived at Buckingham Palace in London to accept appointment as new British prime minister Mac millan was chosen over R A Butler for the leadership of the Conservative Party U S Pleased With Selection WASHINGTON U S officials Thursday welcomed the ap pointment of Harold Macmillan as new British prime minister H is regarded as a friend of the United States who will work for im provement in U relations Macmillan probably wiU be invited to come lo Washington fo talks with President Eisenhower early in the year Eisenhower had rebuffed efforts by former Prime Ministe Anthony Eden to visit Washington immediately after the U S split over Egypt but hig officials said Macmillan wonl be made welcome whenever h is interested in coming over The favorable reaction to Mac millans appointment served rAll About The Weather Mason City Clear and continued cold Thursday night low 812 below Cloudiness and warmer Friday high 15 Iowa Fair Thursday night con tinued cold low zero to 15 be low Partly cloudy and warmer Friday Minnesota Flurries warmer GlobeGazette Weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 4 Minimum Wed night 10 At 8 Thursday 10 Precipitation 1 snow YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 10 POETESS DIES HEMPSTEAD N ela Mistral 67 Chilean poetess who won the Nobel Prize in Lit erature in 1945 died of cancer Thursday LOWER READINGS PREDICTED Snow and Cold Cover State Skies cleared and tempera tures plunged below lero in Iowa Thursday in the wake of a fast moving snow storm that dumped up to 11 inches of en parts of the state par alyzing rush hour traffic in cit ies Wednesday evening In Des Motnes where eight inches of snow fell many resi dents were three to four hours getting home from work as cars stalled on slippery hHls tying up traffic in hopeless snarls Police estimated care were stalled in the Capital Citys heaviest snow storm In yeart Strenej northerly drift ing snow and near zero temper atures added to the misery of drivers and alike The heaviest snowfall 11 inches was reported at Wai ford Grinned also reported eight inches Davenport and Ce dar Rapids seven inches and Burlington and Dobvque six inches On the other hand Ma ton City had only one inch As skies cleared the mercery plummeted far below zero drop ping to 20 at Washta Atlantic reported II Lemars 17 Coun cil Bluffs 11 and Sioux City and Mason City 10 Little warming was expected during the day The Weather Bureau said readings might not get above zero at some points along the northern border and highs of 5 to 15 above were pre dicted for the remainder of the state The Weather Bureau pre dicted lows of zero to 15 below for the state again Thursday The strong northerly winds blew much of the snow off highways around the state The Iowa Highway Commission reported traffic was moving with little difficulty except in me southeast t nnderscore the already apparen views of Eisenhower and Secre tary of State Dulles on Eden removal from the scene The President and secretary o state extended best wishes to th retiring Prime Minister but ap parently were relieved by hi resignation Dedicated Man The President called Eden dedicated leader in the cause freedom and added Throug the years I have developed fo him a great respect and admir Eisenhower expressed the hop the retiringPrime Minister woul soon fully recover his health that he may have manV years A reporter noted Eisenhowe did not express regret a Edens resignation Election Wanted Thats the replie Presidential Press Secretarj James C Hagerty indicating th paper from which he had read th Presidents remarks At Iowa City Iowa forme prime minister ClementAttlee ir the midst of a Midwest lectur tour said if an election is calle he is pretty sure the Labo Party would return to power Hugh Gaitskell succes sor as Labor Party chief also i in the on a speaking engage ment At Cambridge Mass Wednesday he called for an im mediate general election Iowa Fails Company Gets Work Contract DES MOINES Bros Iowa Falls received a contract Wednesday for reloca tion work on Highway 65 in low Ffills The State Highway Com mission approved the Weldon hi for work involving two subway 385 miles of concrete pavin south edge of the city aid 3 t Tells of Threats Abroad Nation Hears Annual Message WASHINGTON un President Sisenhower told Congress Thurs day Americas prosperity is at an unprecedented But he aid a strongly armed imperial stic dictatorship poses a continu ing threat to the free world In his State of the Union mes age delivered at a joint Senate louse session the President said that at no time in the history of the Republic have circumstanc es more emphatically underscor ed the need in all echelons of government for vision and wis dom and The message broadcast nation wide by major television and ra dio networks said of the domes ic picture At home we have an unpre cedented peak in our economic Serious Threat But in turning to the internation al situation and the danger of Communist aggression Eisen hower cautioned The existence of a strongly armed imperialistic dictatorship poses a continuing threat to the free worlds and thus to our own nationssecurity In discussing that situation Eisenhower said America alone and isolated cannot assure even its He added United States must be joined by the capability and resolution of nations that have proved them selves dependable defenders of Eisenhower told Congress that isolation from such nations would invite war He also emphasized that our survival in todays world required modem adequate dependable military Eisenhowers State of the Unioa message Thursday was much shorter than in other years run ning only about words In line with a new pattern of pro viding details of the administra tions 1957 legislative program later Eisenhower in this mes sage listed only a few specific ob jectives Economic Matters The President said economic matters must take precedence over temporary advantages may be secured by particular groups at the expense of all tha In that connection he urged business and labor leaders to think well on their responsibility to the American people Business in its pricing policies should avoid unnecessary price increases especially at a time the present when demand in many areas presses hard on short he said On the labor side said that if the economy is to re main healthy wage increases and other labor benefits must be reasonably related to improve ments in Foreign Field In the foreign field Eisen hower said the United States is willing to enter any reliable agreement which would reverse the trend toward ever more dev astating nuclear The President has said substan tially that same thing on other occasions but always has coupled the assertion with the view that prospects of attaining such an agreement with Russia are not bright at this stage He said Thursday any such reliable agreement should re ciprocally provide against the possibility of surprise and for mutual control of the outer space missile and satellite In the disarmament field Eis enhower also said the United States under reliable agree ment would look forward to a lower level of armament and armed forces and an easier bur den of military On the domestic front   

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