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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HI NEWS fAf E R T H O W A N N I I H O R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIM Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 14 1957 Thli Paper oi Two SectionsSection On n Money Prime Issue for Legislature IThe World Around Us An Unusual CityThats Singapore Number 49 By W EARL HALL it and the chances are even you can find it here in this swamp island city at Asias southernmost tip It has just about everything that could be imagined You could walk down a Singapore street with fur over coat and straw hat without at tracting atten tion Nothing fs in the conven tional pattern Perhaps this is what always happens when a W Earl Hall city stands at one of the worlds principal cross roads People of all colors creeds and cultural backgrounds have been coming this way since TEe founding of the city by an amaz ing Briton named Raffles in 1819 Most of them it would seem nev er got any further There are two skyscrapers one 17 stories high the other 19 stor ies high and in most modern de sign Almost within their shadows merchants of a dozen racial stocks are vending their wares on the sidewalks and in the nar vrow streets and in strange lan guages Health Center Today in Singapores China town it took my driver almost a half hour to move two blocks on one street lined with carts and booths and teeming with people Once we met another car and a half dozen hawkers of exotic wares had to move their places of business temporarily to make way for us Five minutes after inspecting a health center that would do credit to any American city of Singapores size one million we were in the midst of a slum area which would have to be rated among the worlds worst Theres a bayfront park comparable with Chicagos Grant Park and a vice section reminiscent of the one which Rio de Janeiro wiped out 25 years ago Singapores islandflecked water front and the river and canals which stem from it are filled with not hundreds but thousands of vessels ranging from ocean lin ers and huge freighters to sam pans and the tiniest of junks Many of the latter are used as lighters by day mostly for the transport of rice from ships in the harbor and as family sleep ing quarters by night Turf Club The city boasts some au American cars of an ancient vintage But there are bicycles each bear ing a license plate which costs the owner about a year in our money Policemen roam the streets in pairs on bicycles For those with an income above the subsistence level theres a Turf Club boasting mem bers In landscaping effects it would not suffer by comparison with our Santa Anita or Hialeah Bets are placed much the same as in America But there is one curious difference The horses here run clockwise and on turf Theres a track within a track the inner one for ponies Fruits and vegetables are the principal products of the soil Rice is the commonest of food be cause of the inherited habits of the bulk of the population Little of it however is grown locally In street names in the architec ONEMINUTE EGG This oneminute eggis hard says Miss Sandra James She fried it on a manhole cover at the photographers request He wanted a change from the usual eggfrying picture of summertime It was 13 degrees below zero in Mason City Monday at goingtowork time 8 Arms Plan Is Given by U S UNITED NATIONS N Y OR The United States submitted to the U N Monday a new fivepoint disarmament plan which would include a ban on further stockpiling of nuclear weapons It Extreme Cold to Remain 32 Below Is Official Low The mercury plummeted to 3 below zero early Monday a Booneville west of Des Moines and at the Boone waterwork pumping station as the worst gen eral cold wave in several winter enveloped Iowa An unofficial reading of 42 de grees below was recorded at th hamlet of Moingona on the De Moines River south of Boone The Weather Bureau saw no im mediate hope for relief from th bitter cold predicting tempera tures would average 10 to 20 de grees below normal the remain der of the week Perry had an official reading of 31 below rcoldestthere since The Weather calls for international control of space missiles The program would go into ef fect however only after an iron Mason City Partly cloudy and cold Monday night and Tues Chance of a few brief day snow Low Monday night 10 to 15 flurries Monday night low High above Tuesday zero to 5 ture of public buildings and in many other ways the British in fluence on Singapores past im presses itself on the visitor But there is nothing to indicate for sure what Britains role in Singa pores future is going to be Iowa Partly cloudy and contin ued cold Monday night and Tuesday Snow flurries likely east and north central Monday night Low Monday night 515 below Day Iowa Temperatures will average 10 to 20 degrees be low normal Monday night through Saturday Only minor day to day changes are ex pected during the period Nor mal highs 24 north to 32 south Normal lows 5 north to 13 south Precipitation will aver age onetenth of an inch or less occurring as intermittent snow throughout the period Radio Commentary Carried on Page 2 One Marts Earl Halls weekly radio commentary usually car ried on page 1 for this can be found on page 2 The feature will re turn to customary posi tion on completion of Edi tor Halls world trip Minnesota Fair and colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 5 Minimum Sunday night 15 At 8 Monday 13 Precipitation Trace GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday ig Minimum Saturday night 5 At 8 Sunday 2 OPEN DOOR POLICY DETROIT Tri miew 33 heard a noise at his side door and went to investigate but found the door gone He told police Sunday he saw a man run ning down the alley with the door but was unable to catch him clad system of control and inspec tions has been established to guard against violations or eva sions Major points of the proposal were 1 That an agreement be reached under which all future production of fissionable mate rials shall be stockpiled exclusive ly for nonweapons purposes un der international inspection 2 That nuclear test explosions be limited and later banned if an agreement is reached to con trol the stockpiling of fissionable materials Pending such an agree ment the United States would be willing to work out a system for advance notice and limited in ternational observation of such tests 3 That the Armed Forces of the United States and the Soviet 1919 when the alltime Perry Tov of 34 below was recorded 30 Below Boone reported 30 below Fair field and Carroll reported lows o 28 below zero LeMars 24 belou and Burlington 22 un der the previous low for this win ter 21 below at Washta Dec 13 A check of U S Weather Bu reau records revealed a 29 beknv zero reading at Sibley on Jan 29 1952 the lowest official mark re corded in the state in recen years South central Iowa bore th brunt of the cold snap North Iowa points were as 15 at Mason not to the ex tremes as reported in the usuallj more moderate southern areas There were no official readings above the zero during the night Readings Monday afternoon were expected to be little changed rom Sunday when highs rangec rom two above at Mason City to seven at Council Bluffs Snow Reported The cold weather moved in on he heels of a storm that dumpec up to four inches of snow in south iastern Iowa Sunday Tempera ures dropped sharply as skiei cleared Lows of 5 to 15 below zero were predicted for the state Monday night with readings slightly low r at some pouits A few brief snow flurries were likely in east ern Iowa the Weather Bureau said Temperatures Tuesday were ex pected to be little changed from Monday The outlook was for con tinued very cold temperatures on Wednesday Union be limited to million each and those of Britain and France to each if the na tions concerned can agree on pro gressive establishment of an in spection system This would in clude aerial inspection as pro posed by President Eisenhower at the summit meeting and ground inspection at key points as pro posed by Premier Bulganin 4 That the testing of all space missiles including earth satel lites and space platforms be placed under international con trol to make sure that their fu ture development is limited to peaceful purposes 5 That an international inspec tion and control system be in stalled progressively to guard against surprise attacks This would be supervised by an in ternational agency which would established concurrently with he beginning of the program Two More lowans Die as Result of Highway Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Two more lowans died as a re sult of highway accidents Sunday bringing the states motor vehi cle toll to 22 for the year com pared with 25 on Jan 14 1956 The latest victims were E C Vredenberg 65 Bedford killed in a cartruck crash on Highway 71 four miles north of Exira Otto Thews 67 Keokuk who died when his car struck a train at a Highway 61 crossing two miles north of Montrose On Saturday Roy S Hayes 47 edar Rapids was fatally injured in a twocar collision southwest of Walker on Iowa 150 He died two hours later HUMPHREY BOGART Democrats Pick Hagedorn OMalley as Floor Leaders DES MOINES UP Sen George OMalley Des Moines and Rep Merle W Hagedorn RoyaJ were picked Sunday night as minority floor leaders in the 1957 session of the Iowa Legislature The 10 Democratic state sen and 36 Democratic state representatives held their cau cuses on the eve of the conven ing of the 57th General Assem bly OMalley was picked unani mously for a second term He was the unsuccessful Demo cratic candidate for lieutenant governor in the Nov 6 election Hagedorn was picked to sue seed Rep Casey Loss DAI was elected on the second ballot On the first ballot Hagedorn received 17 votes William Freed of Cowrie got 8 Scott Swisher of Iowa City 6 and An drew Frommelt of Dubuque 4 Frommelt and Freed with drew after the first ballot and offered their support to Swish er but Hagedorn won 2114 Cancer Claims Life of Actor Humphrey Bogart FROM OUR WIKE SERVICES Bo gart 56 one of the movies greatest talents and certainly its mostnoTiconformrngnonconform ist died Monday of cancer of the esophagus As late as Saturday night Bogie was stilt Bogie Talking optimistically with friends be tween customary scotches he gave no sign the end was so near But Sunday morning he san into a coma from which he neve revived The end came at a m Monday with one final dee bedside was his wife actress Lauren Bacall Asleep nearby in the Hills manse were the two Bogar children Stephen 8 and Leslie 4 And thus cancer killed off th Academy Award winning star Eisenhower Launches Tour of Drought Area SAN ANGELO Tex iff President Eisenhower started hi motor tour of nearby drought parched farm and ranch lands Mon day morning The President wore a brown top coat and hat in the 30degre weather Walking to his car he smiled and waved to the small crowd o mostly military personnel and shook hands with several small boy as photographers flash popped Hi there young said the President as he stuck a hand out to David Stricklin 10 anc then to his brother Michael 12 The boys were taken by sur prise and just looked with mouths open as the President shook their hands D W Williams vice chancellor for agriculture of the Texas ollege system and acting president and County Agent Ed iyman rode with the President on he swing through miles of typical droughthit range and arm land southeast of here Williams and Hyman described o the President features of the droughtstricken area Before starting on his tour the attended a closeddoor breakfast with farmers ranch ers businessmen bankers ocal and state officials He was briefed on effects he seven years of drought Texas He also heard the Texans rec ommend continuance of the pres ent drought emergency feed and hay programs and a request that he 50 per cent cut in hay freight charges be continued On a lohg range basis the Tex ins asked for more liberal and onger loans to hardpressed armers and ranchers which vould see them through the rought and of in HOLDUP MONTROSE Authorities tonday were seeking cJues to a andit who robbed the Wendell mith grocery store of S504 here aturday night Loveless Set to Offer Liquor Control Bill DES MOINES o Herschel Loveless told Demo cratic legislators Sunday night that he will offer the 1957 Legis lature a recommendation for al coholic beverage In his talk at the gathering of party lawmakers Loveless out lined the topics he expects to discuss in his inaugural address Thursday He said he would suggest that the Legislature be reapportioned and advocate reduction of ex penditures and elimination of overlapping in state govern ment F wiil be recommending the combining of 12 existing depart ments into Loveless re lated I will be discussing rec ommendations in relation to per sonnel problems and to educa Other things he said he would discuss include creation of a de partment of commerce and indus try tax revision highways and safety agriculture labor water resources mental health alco holic beverages and the problems of Iowas older citizens In education he indicated he will discuss reorganization of school districts school aids and higher education John Jiminez Is Stabbed Son Held James Allan Jiminez 21 507 Washington was being held by Mason City police Monday fol lowing a Saturday night stabbing of his father John Jiminez 51 Police Chief Leo F Risacher said the son admitted the knifing in a statement taken after the older man was hospitalized with two abdominal wounds John Ji minezs condition was describee as fair by hospital authorities A witness to the assault Dennis Eppens 1527 Hoover S said he and Jiminez had been drinking at a local tavern prior o the time they went to Jiminezi home An argument between the father and son ensuerd Eppen said it evolved around the son not paying enough money for family expenses He said the elder Jiminez went o a cupboard and got a metal case with some knives in it am that the younger man then stabbed his father with a pocket knife The two men took Jiminez o Mercy Hospital in Eppens car 6 Months Active Duty for All New Guardsmen WASHINGTON Army Vlonday defied strong opposition rom the National Guard and or dered compulsory six months ac ive duty training for all new uardsmen Secretary of the Army Wilber Brucker announced that the new policy will become effective on April 1 He said it had been rec mmended by the chief of staff Jen Maxwell D Taylor over the nonconcurring view of the Na ional Guard Bureau Heretofore new members of fie National Guard could volun ecr o take six months active uty training and several thou and have done so since the fall f 1955 when the new reserve program started But his training was purely voluntary for new guardsmen just as it was for predraft youths who signed up as reservists and thus exempted themselves from the draft His physician said it was spread of the original malignancy that brought on death Unlike most victims of cancer in the throat area Bogarts voice was not affected Until the final coma it was the same old Bogar bark that used to make the tough est screen hoodlums drop the gun Bogart though dying had been comfortable in his last days A recent operation had removcc some scar tissue on a nervo anc given him much relief Funeral arrangements s t i 1 pending called for burial Wed nesday or Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in nearby Glenclale final resting place o many a movie great Favorite Tough Guy Bogie the movies favorite tough guy never would admi publicly that cancer would bea a better man than he told reporters jus him Im ever a few weeks ago The veteran actors bout wit cancer came to light last March when he was operated upon for removal of a twoinch growtl from his esophagus At first Bo gart said the growth was no malignant but in later months iie confirmed rumors the trouble had been cancer Bogart made his stage acting debut in described by the late critic Alexander Woolcott as But the actor overcame his bad notices to act n such Broadway successes as Saturdays Children and Hells His roie in The Petrified Forest was repeated in the movie version in 1932 and Bo gart became a screen star Warner Pictures He muscled into a field dom nated by Paul Muni Edward G itobinson and James Gagney to Become a tough guy in Warner pictures Kid Angels vith Dirty Bad Dark Virginia They Drive by High The Maltese Treasure of Sierra Madre and The African Queen were among his popular pictures Bogart was married four times o Mary Phillips Helen Mencken actress Mayo Methot and Miss Bacall Bogart had been married ince 1945 to sultry Miss Bacall and their marriage was one of the ew between actors and actresses hat was successful Boone Woman Dies of Accident injuries BOONE Payne 50 died Monday of injuries suffered ast Dec 20 in a carpedestrian accident Miss Payne was struck by a ar as she crossed Mamie Eisen lower the route of 30 hrough Boone The car was riven by James J Anderson Thieves Get From Juke Box CHARLES CITYThieves broke nto Eddie Scofields Club 218 ere Sunday night and took an stimated out of the juke box Sparks Fly in Senate 57th Meeting fs Convened DES MOINBS Towas 57th General Assembly formally got under way Monday and the prob lem of money was promptly given key recognition as a prime during a session which looms as lively and controversial William L Mooty Grundy Cen ter Republican after taking his oath as new speaker of the House said the Legislature must dedicate itself to the task of checking the sharply rising cost of government state county city and possi Mootys election as speaker was made unanimous after Rep Merle Hagedorn Royal leader of the Democratic minority sec onded the nomination and asked for unanimity Executive Session In the Senate political sparks began to fly quickly After for mal organization the Senate went into executive session and re ceived from Gov Leo A Koegh for confirmation the names of Oli ver P Bennett Mapleton Repub lican and Harold Martin Ham burg Democrat This action de prives Hoeghs Democratic suc cessor Herschel Loveless of tha chance to fill the posts after he is inaugurated Thursday Bennett a recess appointee m the a year job as stale insurance commissioner and Mar tin is an interim appointee as a a year member of the State Parole Board The Senate is ex pected to suspend the rules and confirm the appointments before Thursday Earlier in 4010 party line vote Senate Republicans beat down a Democratic move to incorporate in the rules a requirement that all committee votes must be made public Money Matters Speaker Mooty told the House the most important task con ronting us is the matter of where o find the money with which to operate the state government for Ihe next Every Mooly said must be made to hold the line on taxes Inflation has become he style in the cost of govern nent just the same as it has in our cost of living We must operate on a bal a n c e d budget Appropriations should not exceed revenues Some ippropriations will have to be in Creased Every time this is done a reduction must be made else vhere or increased taxes will be he LI Gov Leo Elthon who will jow out in favor of lect William H Nicholas Thurs ay presided over the Senate The House allowed Rep Howard Reppert Des Moines a Demo rat to officiate at its opening Loveless will be seated Thurs day afternoon as I o w as first Democratic governor since Nels raschel left office in 1939 An estimated persons will jam he House chamber for the event 50 Flee Flames in Alaskan City FAIRBANKS Alaska y 50 persons escaped by leaping nto nets or climbing down shaky adders in 15belowzero weather as a fire sent clouds of acrid smoke swirling through tha Citys largest apartment biiild g One man died and 14 others ere injured including two n whose spines were fractured came in through a north vindow Police are investigating s they leaped into fire nets The others were overcome by smoke or suffered cuts SAME BULLETIN LONG BEACH Calif A Marine jet attack plane nar rowly missed a school and crashed into a book bindery building Monday killing the pi lot and possibly two or three workers the Navy reported The Navy said it feared more workers in the building were hurt or dead   

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