Mason City Globe Gazette, January 11, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper V Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS i HOME iDFTION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 11 1957 This Paper Consists of Two No It Decide Against Air Reserve Squadron Here rThe World Around Us Discontent Reigns in Indonesia Number 47 By W EARL HALL TvJAKARTA Java I leave the Indonesian republic after a scant weeks stay on Sumatra Bali and Java with a strange premonition that something im portant is about to happen in the realm of its government By the time this piece is printed it may have happened Or tensinmnay have passed ov er and Ill rate classification as W Earl Hall a bum prophet Independence in prospect it appears was something more pleasant for the 80 million people who live on these Indonesian Islands than independence in fact has proved There have been about as many failures as suc cesses in the transition from Dutch colony to republic after an unhappy four years under the Japanese Few Bureaucrats One explanation for this is that in their extended stay here the Dutch ran the show without much help from those of Indonesian stock As a consequence there were few trained bureaucrats among the much as we may dislike the term trained bureaucrats are an essential in gredient of effective government By the nature of things a strong man was inevitable in this transition Sukarno he has no first name Ive just been in formed by a telephone call to the Presidential Palace was as log ical a choice for this role as Syngman Rhee was in South Korea when that little country won its independence He had devoted his life and suffered im prisonment to the cause Still Debated Thaf was 11 years ago The In donesian Declaration of Indepen dence was actually written by Sukarno and some associates in the home of a Japanese admiral before the Nips were chased out in 1945 Whether independence has worked out well whether its been good or bad not only can be but is being debated One thing all but universally agreed is that the government services have not been up to Dutch standards Thats true of streets and highways health pro grams and other fields Only ed ucation has been stepped up and that most assuredly is where Indonesia falls furthest short of the minimum requirement for a selfgoverning people Literacy is still by no means universal Holland Benefits But the mere fact that the Dutch gave greater efficiency in government doesnt clinch the case for that side of the argu ment In rebuttal it is pointed out that the greatest benefits of the colonial governments efficiency went not to the people here but to the people in Holland Sukarno once enjoyed a popu larity not unlike that of Rhee in Korea He has a warmth of per sonality and a great gift of ora tory He could sway the masses But that power has diminished with the years in the face of unsolved problems such as hous ing for the teeming millions and a higher standard of living The Nationalist Party is headed by Sukarno He is appointed Pres Jf ident by Parliament not elected Of late his leadership has been openly challenged in parliament in party and in press One of his cabinet ministers has resigned under a cloud Sukarno accused of playing too close to the Com munist line has been plagued by divorce scandal He has been married four times and has two wives now In short theres a discontent North Iowas hopes for an Air Force Reserve flying unit suf fered a setback Friday with the announcement by Maj Gen Joe W Kelly of the Air Force that there is no available squadron for placement in Mason However the project worked on for nearly two years by North lowans is not going completely into the mothballs Gen Kelly placed the Mason City Municipal Airport as No 1 on the list of lo cations to be considered if a pro gram change and an extra squadron make a site necessary A letter announcing the Air Force decision was received Fri day by Rep H R Gross of this district and the news was tele graphed to Mason City by Gross Base Location Flying units of the reserve un I I which could very well take the form of a coup moment now d elat at any der the 10th Air Force were re organized recently and Mason City was considered in that pro gramming However Gen Kelly said With the reorganization of the 440th Fighter Bomber Wing at Minneapolis to a troop carrier role during the first quarter of fiscal year 1958 our base loca tions in this area were decreased by Then the general added Ma son City does however remain very high on our list of locations under consideration and if an other change in programming oc curs and a squadron should be come available then it will be placed at Mason The general said We have been very impressed with the pa triotic interest displayed by the citizens of Mason City in their efforts to secure a flying unit Work to Continue Officials of the city chamber of Commerce and airport com mission here said that the work for a flying center for North Iowa reservists frill continue Those interested in the project will keep in contact with Air Force officials Mayor George E Mendon who expressed disap pointment at the decision said We will continue to work to keep our excellent relations with the Air A number of North Iowa com munities joined with reservists in the area last summer to start a campaign to ask Air Force es tablishment of a flying training reserve center here Reserve members and some community leaders had been meeting with Air Force officers for a year be fore that Several Air Force officials visit ed Mason City since last summer and in the fall an Air Force team made a survey of reserve per sonnel available here After the survey the Air Force notified the Chamber of Commerce here that enough men were found to man a reserve flying unit at Ma son City By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Bus lines in two Southern capi tals were shut down Friday be cause of violence in the racially tense South while Negro leaders from nine states continued a stra egy meeting in Atlanta to map further moves in their campaign for integrated bus seating Suspension of bus service in Montgomery forced thousands of Graham Set to Die in Gas House CANON CITY Colo UP John Gilbert Graham still calm and cooperative in his death cell will pay with his life Friday night for the bomb deaths of 44 persons aboard an airliner near Longmont Nov 1 1955 The confessed time bomber will enter the states lethal gas chamber at Col orado State Prison here at an hour yet to be disclosed He has requested no special con sideration The 24 year o 1 d saboteur saw his wife Gloria for the last time Sunday She isnt re turning she said because its too hard on both of Graham who the state has con tended blasted the plane out of the sky to collect trip insurance on his mother one of the victims never sought clemency or even an appeal of his conviction And none is indicated GRAHAM FARM FIRE ARLINGTON des troyed a barn on the Jesse Bur rington farm about 4 miles south of here Thursday night killing 30 head of livestock and destroyed some machinery Hall Resigns as GOP Chairman CHOU BACKSTAGE AT MOSCOW BALLET Chinas touringpremierChou EnLai meets smiling members of the Moscow State Ballet troupe in Moscows Bol shoi theater following a performance of Swan Lake Apparently seeking to strength en Kremlin control Chou has emphasized Peipings backing of Russian policies at every public opportunity Violence Shuts Down Bus Lines in 2 Cities Forest City Bond Issue Fails Again FOREST bond issue for a new high school was turned down here Thursday for the second time It also failed to carry in November A total vote of votes in eluded 949 affirmative 768 against and 18 spoiled ballots This was 92 affirmative votes short of the needed to pass the issue In the first election the school board reported that the proposal passed by two votes Later bond ing attorneys ruled that the total vote must include the spoiled ballots Therefore the issue failed by 16 votes Essex Man Found Burned to Death ESSEX Iowa F Johnson 93 Essex was found burned to death by his daughter Thursday Authorities said his clothing caught fire and he was fatally burned Although some of the fur niture was fire scarred the house did not burn white and Negro riders to seek other means of transportation in the Alabama capital The Montgomery City Commis sion ordered all bus service halted for an indefinite period Thursday after four Negro churches and the residences of a white and a Negro minister were damaged by bombs Gov James E Folsom offered a reward for the arrest and conviction of the bomb throw ers and the Montgomery Adver tiser said in editorial Six Times The issue now is no longer segregation on city buses The issue now is whether it is safe to live in Montgomery Buses have been shot at six Rock Isl9nd Men Die When Truck Train Collide DE WITT Rock Island men were killed and two other men were injured Friday when the pickup truck in which they were riding crashed into a Chicago North Western passen ger train The Kate at a crossing at the south edge of De Witt The dead were identified as Mario James Forte and Raymond Johnson The two injured were taken to the De Witt Community Hospital They were identified as Russell Ashby Davenport and Harry Gromoll Rock Island The accident occurred at the Highway 61 crossing Authorities said the pickup truck apparently crashed into the side of the east jbound passenger train Pieces of the truck were scattered for isome distance along the rightof way The train was only slightly damaged times since bus segregation was banned by Federal Court order Dec 21 after a 381day Negro boycott The editorial suggested tha special police details be assignee to buses The prospect is tha this violence will continue anc swell in volume and daring un less there is a decisive action Sooner or later a stand will have to be taken and it will be easiet now Otherwise we face the pros pect of retaliatory violence be tween Two bottles of gasoline were hurled at a Chattanooga Tenn City bus on a suburban route Thursday night bursting into flames The vehicle escaped dam age and no passengers were in jured The bus company removed segregation signs a few days ago At Tallahassee Gov Le Roy Collins said he would ordei resumption of bus service there when he had determined that buses could operate in an atmos phere of harmony and peace and good Emergency Powers The governor invoked his emer gency powers to halt bus service in the Florida capital New Year Day following the first acts 01 violence during an integratec seating campaign by Negroes In Atlanta more than 50 Negro leaders began the second day o a strategy meeting A statement of decisions reached is expected Friday night at the end of the closed session The Rev W H Borders pastor of the Wheat Street Baptist Church and leader of the first or ganized attack on Georgia bus segregation said now that the is sue is in the courts there will be no further efforts by his group desegregated bus riding At a mass meeting in the church Thursday night plans were out lined for a drive to increase At lanta Negro voter registration from the present to About persons attended May Get Federal Office WASHINGTON W Hall announced Friday he is re signing as chairman of the Re publican National Committee ef fective Feb 1 and the White House indicated broadly that he will be given a high position in the federal government JHall issued his expected an nouncement after visiting Presi dent Eisenhower at the White House The President followed through with a statement of his own say ing that after Hall takes a vaca tion I sincerely hope that his wisdom and his long years of ex perience as a legislator judge and chairman will continue to be available not only to the parly but to the nation in the years Suitable Use Presidential Press Secretary James C Hagerty said Hall is go ing to Florida and I would think Hails great tal ents would find suitable use after Hall has completed his On the basis of past perform ance the Eisenhower and Hager ty statements clearly could be taken as pointing to a federal job for the resigning head of the Re publican committee Just what position the adminis tration has in mind for Hall wa uncertain A reporter noted that Eiscnhow ers statement referred to Hall LEONARD HALL NEGRO MINISTER JAILED FREED Rev William Holmes is photographed left at the county jail after his arrest on a charge of violating segregation laws At right he walks out of jail after posting bond He and five other ministers were arrested after they took front seats in a city bus being available In the future to the party and the nation but saici nothing about New York State Hagerty merely laughed at that Hal is a resident of Oyster Bay and there has been wide spread speculation that he ma try for the governorship next year Praises Service Eisenhower had praise for Halls service as chairman and an expression of regret that he is leaving the presidential statement said I sincerely re gret his decision for I have valued highly his wise political advice and direction the Republican Party organization has been re vitalized and Hail has been chairman since April 10 1953 There was no immediate indica tion who will succeed Hall in the party organization Half a dozen names have been mentioned in speculation in recent weeks Hall told reporters he will name seven members to a subcommit tee which will recommend a suc cessor after sounding out Eisen hower on his views He added that all geographical regions of the country will be represented on the group Hall refused to discuss his own future plans except to say he is going on a six or seven weeks va cation with his first stop in Flori da IKES DROUGHT AREA TOUR Here is President Eisenhowers itinerary for next weeks tour of the drought areas He will participate in closing session of a twoday drought meeting in Wichita before he returns to Washington COLD TO REMAIN Arctic Air Moves Across Plains East By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Skies cleared over most of the stormswept Midwest and North east Friday but arctic air spread over the snowcovered areas Cold air plunged southward over most of the Eastern third of the country in the wake of heavy snowstorms which pounded wide sections of the region Heaviest snow of the season up to a foot in places fell in a broad Legislature Gets Report on Alcoholics DES MOINES Iowa Legislative Research Bureau said Friday 30 states have programs to combat alcoholism Iowa is not among them In a report requested by five members of the 1957 Legislature the bureau said the major goal of all the programs is fewer alco holics and a change in the pub lic altitude toward alcoholics Iowas closest approach to the problem of alcoholism is the re quired teaching in public schools about the effects of alcohol stim The last Legislature appropri ated for a study of alco holism in Iowa It is now being completed at the University of Iowa and the results will be for warded to the lawmakers in the 57th General Assembly the bu reau said The bureaus report released by Director Clayton Ringgenberg said 26 of the state programs are along the line of educating per sons to the dangers of overdrink ing Doctors and psychiatrists have estimated Iowa has at least 000 alcoholics The Legislature is expected to consider a program of rehabilitation and education soon after it convenes next week The legislative bureau made no recommendations in its report It outlined steps being taken in other states pointing out attempts to cope with the problem arc relatively SUICIDE VICTIM ANAMOSA UPi Ellis Stufaen berg 32 a prisoner at the state mens reformatory committed suicide in a 35foot fall from the top gallery of a cell block Thurs day Sheriff Lewis M Dreibclbis said 17 Dead 13 Injured in Argentina Crash BUENOS AIRES Argentina twoengine Viking passenger plane crashed and burned just after taking off from Buenos Aires Airport Friday Unofficial reports said n persons had per ished and that at least 13 were injured INJURIES FATAL DUBUQUE Kon zcn 61 Dubuque died Thursday of injuries suffered in an elevator accident here last Friday SAME Blaik traffic death In 21 hours in section from the Rockies to New England The severe winter storm was blamed for at least 29 deaths mostly attributed to exposure or overexertion while shoveling snow Eight deaths were report ed in Illinois ten in Michigan four in New York State and three in Massachusetts Temperatures in some Eastern areas were nearly 40 degrees low er than Thursday morning Big gest falls were from east Texas across most of the lower Missis sippi Valley into theSouth Atlan tic Coast states Readings were in the low or middle 30s It was freezing weather as far south as central parts of Missis sippi and Alabama and near freezing in Georgia The cooler air was expected to dip into Flor ida But the coldest spots were most ly in sections of the Midwest and the Northeast Sunny skies and southerly winds pushed temperatures slow ly upward in Iowa Friday after the mercury dropped near or be low zero in all sections during the night Low readings ranged from 12 below zero at Davenport to 3 above at Council Bluffs Mason City had 2 Lows of zero to 15 above were predicted for Friday night The outlook was for continued cold weather through Sunday AH About The Weather Iowa Mostly cloudy occasional snow warmer except extrema northwest Friday night low 0 10 above Partly cloudy occa sional snow southeast colder Saturday Mason City Considerable cloudi ness through Saturday chance of occasional light snow or snow flurries Friday night Low Friday night zero to 5 below A little colder Saturday high 10 13 Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees be low normal Friday night through next Wednesday Only minor daytoday temperature changes are expected during the period Normal highs 25 north to 33 south Normal lows 7 north to 14 south Precipitation will average fivehundredths to 15hundredths of an inch oc curring as snow intermtttenry throughout the period Minnesota Fair continued cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 9 Minimum Thursday night 2 At 8 Friday 1 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 14 ;

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