Mason City Globe Gazette, January 12, 1957

Mason City Globe Gazette

January 12, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1957, Mason City, Iowa Nprth Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy Graham Executed in Gas Chamber Shows No Emotion CANON CITY Colo Cooly accepting his fate John Gil bert Graham was executed Friday night in Colorados gas cham her for destroying an airliner that and 43 othe persons to death The 24yearold father of two children gulped the cyanide fume and passed into unconsciousness in seconds He was pronouncec dead in 12 minutes Mier lapsing into unconsciousness the perpetrator of the na MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 12 1957 Thil Paper Consists Two No II r The World Around Us i Indonesians Indifferent Toward U S Number 48 By W EARL HALL DJAKARTA Java I wish could tell you that there is a wild enthusiasm for Uncle Sam in this part of the world Such a re port however wouldnt tally witl the observations Ive been abl to make in m brief week o with In donesians in th th r e e known islands o the 3000 milt long chain The most can say is tha there is no evi dence of a hos W Earl Hall tility toward America in any quarters which have come within my view Among the masses were lumped with our European cousins anc assumed to be tolerant at least of the muchdespised colonialism That they dont like Suez Issue But among the governing clas ses our stand against Britain and France on the Suez issue has certainly tended to make us bet ter liked for the moment than we would otherwise have been How long this will last is anybodys guess Indonesiansare a mercu rial people Technical assistance given gen erously by our country particu larly in the field of agriculture and education has I think been appreciated by those close enough to know about it But this infor mation doesnt trickle down to the masses of whom I have spoken One of the most salutary things Ive observed concerning the character of Indonesias indepen dence has been the wide latitude of freedom accorded the news papers here in Djakarta to criti cize and even expose what are held to be government scan Strong Language Before me as I write this piece is an editorial out of one of two Englishspeaking dailies the Times of in which the writer demands in strong language a Reshuffle of the Cab It charges a collection of weak sisters chosen for expedi ency not ability The measures we have pointed out the editorial concludes must be taken soon if Indo nesia is to have something that can pass for responsible govern That would be pointed language anywhere including the United States Not As Tidy Scientifically Java is a repro duction of Bali but needing a haircut Everything gardens terraces etc is tidier in Bali One of my most vivid Djakarta memories will be of the wharf area in the original Batavia which goes back to the middle ages The general scene and the methods of the fishmongers have changed little over the centuries I gather The Moslem accent on bathing takes a curious form here Thous ands of Djakartians of all ages can be seen at any time of day washing their clothes and doing their body ablutions in a murky river which gives off an offensive odor even a block away This may have something to do with the fact that whereas the average lifespan in the United States is pushing the 70 year mark the lifespan here in Java is something less than 40 years But Im not discounting their role in the future affairs of our world tions worst recorded mass slay ing gave out a shrill groan th last sound from the chambe heard by 19 newsmen and a scor of officials Graham was convicted of mur dering his mother Daisie E King 53 She perished with 4 other men women and children Nov 1 1955 when a United Ai Lines DC6B was shattered by dynamite bomb It crashed in a sugar beet field near Longmont Colo Although he never disclosed a motive for planting a dynamite device in his nfothers luggage Graham named himself benefici ary in a flight insurance policy he took out on his mothers life Remained Calm The husky darkhaired kille went to death the calmest Ivt ever said Deputy Warden bes William Kinney who has wit nessed all 26 executions in Colo rados gas chamber Nervous and fidgety on his las day Graham still was reporter in good spirits and humor by hi final visitors They included on of his three courtappointed law yers John J Gibbons and the Rev Justin McKernan chaplain at the prison Father McKernan visited Gra ham for 40 minutes Friday nigh in the death row cell where the young Denver businessman spen lis last days Their exchange o Danter was interrupted when Gra ham saw Warden Harry Tinsley mount the ramp of his cell Well I guess its Gra lam said with resignation As he left with Tinsley and other officials Graham turnec to the chaplain and remarked Oh chaplain there are seven cigars in my cell You smoke em on Walked Erect God bless Father Mc Kernan said I hope God will for give you your nodded With Tinsley leading the way Graham walked erect and swift y from his cell up a long ramp and into the death cell atop the prisons maximum security buiid ng He was led blindfolded to the vaiting chair in the steel cocoon of death His arms and legs were ihackled by heavy leather straps and a stethoscope was mounted o his bare chest by an elastic band Before he left the death cham ber Tinsley patted the blind oided mans shoulders Thanks Graham last words At the door to the chamber clanked shut and was ocked A minute later 32 sodium cya nide pellets held in a steel cup Beneath the chair were released They dropped 18 inches into a ontainer of sulphuric acid A vhite whisk of hydrocyanic umes spiraled up Graham was unconscious at 59 Respiration ceased at Twn minutes later his heart stopped In another two minutes he was pronounced dead BOND ISSUE OKD HUMBOLDT A bond issue for an addition to Taft school was approved 333182 at a special election Friday The addi tion will have six classrooms rAll About The Wealher TYPICAL SCENES IN SOUTHERN DROUGHT AREAS A La mesa Texas farmer tries to work his sandcovered ground left in one of the hardest hit sections of the southwest drought areas At right Nelson kneels in fine sand which Killed his maize crop President Eisenhower will leavfi Sunrlav crop firsthand look at the situation 57 Legislature to Open Monday Harmonious7 Session Is Anticipated New Leaders to Assume Offices By WILLIAM EBERLINE DES MOINES un The gave alls Monday on the opening of Iowas 1957 Legislature with the states Democratic governor arsci Republican leaders of both houses irmly resolved to work harmoni ously together Presiding as the 57th General Assembly gets under way will be retiring Lt Gov Leo Elthon R rertile in the Senate and Howard leppert as senior representative from Polk County in the House Elthon will occupy the rostrum n the upper house until William H Nicholas Mason City can is sworn in as iieVitenant overnor next Thursday Formal Election Reppert will preside until Rep W L Mooty is formally elected as speaker of the House and then vill turn the gavel over to him Mooty was chosen for the post by he House Republican caucus last Monday and his formal election is assured since Republicans out umber the Democratic legisla ors 7335 The inauguration of Herschel Ottumwa Thursday as owas first Democratic governor n 20 years and retiring Gov Leo Hoeghs state of the state mes age Tuesday are the major vents ofthe week unless some hing unexpected develops Despite the difference in party filiation Loveless and the lead rs of the Legislature have said hey feel sure they can work to elher with a minimum of fric lon Were all lowans first and par y members said Love sss There wont be perfect greement between us but then here never has been perfect greement governor nd his legislative leaders even hen they were members of the ame party Im certain we will respect ach others honest opinions even hough we dont always agree nd will work together for the ood of Macmillan About Set to Reveal His New Cabinet LONDON MVPrime Minister Macmillan continued his intense efforts Saturday to line up his new government and pre dicted confidently his task will be completed this weekend Queen Elizabeth II is inter rupting a holiday to be at Buckingham Palace Sunday presumably to receive and give formal approval to Uhe list of new ministers The mew prime minister was wished good luck Friday night by Sir Winston Churchill whose advice is believed to have influenced the Queen to choose Macmillan as Sir An thony Edens successor After a threehour dinner ses sion with Churchill Macmillan said he had supped at the front of all There were predictions Mac miilan would make many changes in the cabinet inher ited from Eden All day Friday and again Saturday the prime minister interviewed key min isters of the old Eden adminis tration in assemblyline fash ion telling some they are being promoted and others they are being demoted or dropped en tirely The opposition Labor Party raised the possibility thai the Queen was forced to choose between Macmillan and Richard A Butler might in Sentiments Echoed Senate and House leaders Britains new prime PAST AND PRESENT MEET IJl JJUG minister Harold Macmillan is greeted by former prime minister Sir Winston Churchill before dininif to gether at Churchills Hyde Park home It was the first meeting of the two since Macmillan was named to ceed Anthony Eden suc volve her innocently in a politi cal controversy Macmillan former chancellor of the exchequer is regarded as a member of the Conserva tives right wing while Butler lord privy seal is classed in the more liberal faction The shadow cabinet the policymaking committee of the opposition Labor Party in Par liament said it was exam ining the constitutional implications of the way Mac millan was selected Party leaders Saturday again came up with a polite demand for a new national election to let the people riot the Queen decide who should run the government With painstaking effort io avoid any criticism of the young Queen herself the party chiefs announced they were calling a new meeting of policy planners to discuss the method of selection Mason City Partly cloudy notjecnoed Loveless sentiments Lt much temperature change SatGov Nicholas a Republican told urday night and Sunday HighJLovecss at a luncheon both al Sunday near 20 Low Saturdaytended tnis week that we can night 36 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night Considerable cloudiness Sunday Light snow northern border Saturday night and northeast Sunday Slightly warmer except extreme south east Saturday night otherwise no important temperature change until turning colder southwest Saturday late Sunday High northeast to near Low Saturday 30 southwest night 1020 Minnesota Light snow continued cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 23 Minimum Friday night 1 At 8 Saturday 8 use some cooperation in these times And Sen Vest said he could see no reason why there should be any frictions between the gov ernor and the Sen D C Nolan Iowa City who will be Senate majority floor leader also said he thought the governor and legislative leaders wii get along all But in his opinion he said any differ ences are likely to be over the philosophy of state financing rather than party issues Looking ahead numerous repre sentatives have described the coming session as probably the toughest one Many legisla tors regard taxes state aid to schools and school district rcor Ike to Remain Neutral in Selection of Party Chairman WASHINGTON Vfi President Eisenhower was reported Satur day to be inclined to stay on the sidelines if a fight develops with in the Republican National Com mittee over the choice of a new chairman Leonard W Hall resigned the connection with former Gov Thomas E Dcwcy of New York was being cited by some Repub licans who dont like Deweys continued influence in party af fairs Midwestern and Rocky Moun chairmanship Friday after conjtain state Republicans suiting with Eisenhower The res ignation will be effective Feb 1 Hall notified the 146 members of the GOP National Committee he expects them to select his succes sor at a Jan 22 meeting here Some party figures whose names have figured prominently in speculation over Halls suc cessor have met with objections from some elements of the GOP Among these L Judson Mor house New York national com ganization as the major issucsimitteeman picked up some im facing the session mediate support But Morhoitses are expect ed to get behind Ray Bliss Ohio state chairman But some party members question whether Bliss represents the modern Repub licanism which Eisenhower has been preaching Also mentioned as a possibility for the chairmanship has been former Gov Howard Pyle of Ari zona now a White House aide in charge of maintaining liaison wilh Republican members of Con gress But Pyle has had little rcct connection with the national committee i Heart Stops But Mother Is Revived DES MOINES 29yearold Des Moines mother whose heart lopped beating immediately aft er her baby was born was re aortcd doing fine Saturday at Mercy Hospitai The infant son also is doing fine Credit for saving the life of the mother was given o her physi cian performed emergency surgery to open her chest so he could reach the heart He massaged the heart until it began beating again The mother is Airs Roger A Lynch and her son is named Timothy Mrs Lynch delivered a normal 7pound 13ounce child Her ob stetrician left the delivery room to go to a hall to congratulate he father Meanwhile the doctor who had administered anesthetics to the woman during the delivery took the mask supplying gas from thej womans face j He began a routine check of her blood pressure and pulse A check showed no blood pressure and noi pulse of heart beat Ho imniedi ately sent for the obstetrician The obstetrician returned to thei delivery room where the woman to all appearances was dead Finding no heart bent the doctor cut a five inch incision between the ribs on the patients left side The doctor without gloves massaged the heart until it began to function normally Lawson Buys Interest in Klipto Co Leaves Position With Maytag Co Murray C Lawson has pur chased an interest in the Klipto Loose Leaf Mason City book binders piinters and stationers He takes over his duties Tuesday as president and general manag er Mr and Mrs Hans Tofte from whom Lawson purchased his in terest in Klipto plan to divide their time between their home in Waterford and Mason City following an extended visi abroad Tofte now is overseas for the Department of De fense Murray Lawson leaves a posi tion as sales manager of the freezer division of the Maytag Newton He joined that firm in 1948 and also served as head of relnil sales training He has been seeking for some time he said an opportunity which would permit him to make liis home in Mason City I have travelled extensively throughout the United States during my 8Vu years with Maytag and decided definitely that I wanted to live in Mason Klipto Loose Leaf Co was started in LeMars in 1853 The controlling interest was held for more than 30 years by members of Mrs Toftes family For many years the principal owner was the late John Corsaut her uncle Lawson is the son of the late M C Cap Lawson and Mrs Lawson The father for many years was district manager for the International Harvester Co Following his retirement from that firm he was for many years secretarymanager of the North Iowa Fair SAME MURRAY C LAWSOhf Albert Lea Man Dies of Burns ALBERT LEA Minn UP An aged nearlyblind man died Saturday as a result of a fire in his tworoom William Meyers about 80 died of smoke inhalation whilebeing taken to a hospital by ambulance Neighbors who noticed smoke pouring from his small home found Meyers lying on the floor The blaze was blamed on a HUck triltla death In slove n ne kitchen Of the 11 hniim home Austria Flooded byDPs Haven in U S Is Their Goal note Earl Hall GlobeGa icllc editor and his colleague Fatten arc now in Russia as they dnw near to the close of their aroundHie world tour The following story written by Editor Hall from AustrU before he Iwc entered the Soviet By W EARL HALL VIENNA still the refugees from Communist tyran ny in Hungary struggle into this first haven in a storm I know because I saw them arriving at one of a dozen improvised es capee centers tonight One footsore tired and hungry party of 10 showed up just be fore supper at what formerly was a business block Across the front was a sign stating that this parti cular structure had been unsafe Cor further use by reason of a bomb which dropped on the ad joining building the very last day of the war in 1945 But ordinary considerations of afety have been discarded since the uprising in Hungary Danger of death from a collapsed roof Is pretty slight Cor these brave peo ple who have risked death for freedom Sleep on Floor Were filled to he Austrian official was trying to tell the spokesman for this latest increment at his center But that was just by way of telling the newly arrived Hungarians that they would have to sleep on a ce ment floor in an unheated build ing and with no blankets or bed ding Prom this pathetic scene I moved on to the five floors the building and chatted with the refugees as I went along In one room I found a hairdresser do ing her best to preserve the fem inine beauty of her fellow es capees Theyrestill women at heart unbroken in spirit When my colleague and I be came identified as Americans we were set upon by dozens of tlic displaced persons seeking our help in getting them to America Ours is a country of hope for these unfortunate people as it lias been for the oppressed of all lands down through the years Score of Names Between us we have at icast a score of in the United States were to call as soon as we get back home There have been no openings on the Ameri can immigration list for a full iveek and these unhappy people ioped that we might break the logjam On two floors food was being served Generous helpings of cabbage with a somewhat less enerous slab of boiled meat was being dished out in a dish re sembling the messkits known td American soldiers They may even have been our property There was no weeping or wail ing To the contrary there wore smiles and laughter I left this refugee center persuaded that he country which opens its gales to immigrant stock such as this vill be the gainer over the swing of years Theyre the stuff out of which great Americans have been made Red Cross Trucks Throughout the afternoon I had watched trucks bearing the em blem of the Red Cross flittering about Vienna shuttling back and forth to Budapest At the insist ence of the Communists all li cense plates have been removed from these Red Cross cars he assumption being that Hungar ians might thus be led to bolieve tthat some of their succor is from Russian source But they havent fooled believe me And dont let anybody tefl you jthat Russia has been more ef fective with its propaganda than our country Everything Commu nist is loathed and despised here in Hungary after ten years of exposure to Communism So it has been in 20 other countries visitod by me on this odyssey Within the memory span of our driver 35yearold Frank Aus tria has been visited by two lib ertydepriving plagues One was called Hitlerism the other Com munism Both Poison He exhibited his opposition to the former by volunteering for service in a Scotch kilted regi ment its youngest member For his opposition to Communism he ;

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