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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 15, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE BM HOME WSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIII Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MidEast Doctrine Needed or Troops Will MASON CITY TUESDAY JANUARY 15 1957 r The World Around Us War Hurt Economy of Malaya Number 50 By W EARL HALL TOHORE BAHRU Malaya An J important chapter of World War II history came alive to me today I stood on the spot where about 15 years ago the Japanese launched one of their cleverest bits of invasion ary strategy one that enabled them to capture Singapore with c o m p a r ative ease A s p e c i a f marker erected WASHINGTON UP Dulles said Tuesday there is a very great likelihood American boys may have to fight in the Middle East unless Congress ap proves President Eisenhowers program for that area The secretary of state made the statement in response to question ing by Sen Langer Dul les said that if Eisenhowers pro posal is adopted there is very little likelihood American boys will have to fight in the Middle East Second Day For the second day members of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees were questioning Dulles about the Eisenhower program which calls for financial aid to nations of the Middle East and standby author ity to use U S troops to combat any direct Soviet aggression in that part of the world Therewere plans at one time to wind up the questioning of Dul by the Japs W Earl Hall themselves be fore they were pushed out of the Malaya country in 1945 stands at the place where under cover of darkness they tossed clusters of ropebound coconuts into the strait and then swam along be hind the ruse almost a mile to Singapore Island I remember the AP story Small Force By a process of ingenious in filtration the comparatively small force of coconut concealed Nips were able to prepare for the at tack next day by bombers work ing out of nearby Burma and Thailand and an assault force of paratroopers here in Johore as they crossed the narrow body of water under artillery cover All the while it will be recalled British guns in the formidable fortifications in Singapore itself were pointed out to sea from whence the attack had been ex pected And the implacements were such as not to admit of turning the guns around The Japs just wouldnt fight the war according to accepted rules This fouryear period of Malay an Straits history is one which most residents here would like to forget I discover Our driver All bin Abdul Karim a Ceylon born Moslem could perhaps be accepted as a case in point Heard Siren One day while at work in a rubber processing plant in Sing apore Ali heard a siren A bomb ing raid was imminent Eleven of his fellow workers found room in a concrete shelter AJi and six others had to be content with foxholes A direct hit killed the 11 Ali and his six buddies in the improvised trenches escaped Equally vivid in his memory is the program under which the invaders took all the usable food les Tuesday But after protests by Sen Morse DOre against any pressure to shorten Sen Green who heads up the joint group said Dulles would be called for further questioning after next weeks inauguration ceremonies Speaking in a hoarse voice Morse told the public hearing Im so frightened about matter Im almost speechless as my voice Proof Wanted Several Democratic senators have said they want to ask Dul les to give some proof for a state ment he made the Communist threat to the Middle East is the most dangerous situa tion vve have faced over the past 10 Sen Henry M Jackson said the administration has produced no evidence of any new Russian ThU Paper Consists or Two SectionsSection No O FIRE DESTROYS MONTREAL CATHEDRALMontre AP Wfrcpholo firemen battle a the blaze which destroyed the 63yearold tructiire threat in the MiddleEast to jus tify hasty approval of the Doc trine So far there has been no evi dence presented that indicates any new Jackson told re porters Cut Advises Legislature from the Singapore countryside and required the natives to sub sist on a diet of tapioca Every family had to raise its own plot of this root plant which develops in three months Tapioca isnt among Alis favorite foods today But the blow from which the state of Johore has been slowest to recover is one growing out of the Japanese destruction of the regions lifegiving rubber trees The invaders needed firewood Curious Sight On my brief visit o a rubber plantation and processing plant a few miles from this capital city of one of the worlds most important producers of rubber I learned that the tree with the sticky secretion has a life span of 35 years But it takes seven years to get one into production A grove of rubber trees with hundreds of cups suspended at the base of a spiral gash in the bark is indeed a curious sight for a boy from the corn country Johore joined to Singapore Is land by a causeway constructed some 20 years ago is a member of the Malay Federation Its flag Blakley Gets Senator Post AUSTIN Tex ffl Gov Allan Shivers Tuesday appointed Wil liam Blakley Dallas a Demo crat as temporary U S senator from Texas and Blakley indi cated he will help the Democrats maintain their narrow margin in the Senate The appointment came as retiring Sen Price Dan iel prepared to take the oath of office as governor The Dallas Times Herald said it understood he would sit with the Democrats in the Senate However Blakley said I havent made up my mind on how I will vote in the Senate I have got to get in the Senate He added that of course I al DES MOINES repeal of the extra half cent of Iowas sales tax was urged Tues day by Gov Leo Hoegh because he said it is no longer The recommendation was one of several made by Hoegh in his state of the state speech de livered before a joint session of the Legislature Despite increased investments in education mental health full homestead and veterans tax ex emptions and the other worth while he said the state general fund under present tax rates will wind up the bien nium nex Tune 30 with a balance of million more than twt rs earlier The cent increase in sales tax is therefore no longe Hoegh declared Jt ha financed our program and b eliminating it now you will stt accumulate by June 30 making the state balanc million Gov Hoeghs address came only two days before he was to turn over the governorship to Herschel Loveless who is to be inaugurated Thursday as first Democratic governor in 20 years Loveless has said he wil nave a number of recommenda tions of his own to make Hoegh divided his recommen dations into eight sections They ncluded STATE urgeci careful consideration of the 49 flying above the spacious ernment house above this gov city is strikingly similar to our own Stars and Stripes It has nine stripes one for each member and a field of blue with a Moslem star and crescent The resemblance Im told didnt just happen It was de ligned to reflect an appreciation of our form of of our role as best customer of Malayas rubber industry ways have been a He said he had supported President Eisenhower but also said he sup ported Sen Lyndon Johnson D Senate majority leader In Washington Sen Johnson who is Democratic leader in the Senate toid reporters that of course Blakley will vote with the Democrats to continue the Democratic organization of the If Blakley votes with the Demo crats as Johnson predicted they will outnumber Republicans 4947 However if be chose to support the Republicans Vice President Nixon could break the resultant 4848 tie vote in favor of the GOP Temporary Stay of Execution Granted to John W Nutter DES MOINES War Senate Okays Bennett Martin Appointments DES MOINES Iowa Senate in heated and commissioner and Harold L Martin to The approval came during a nearly twohour executive of the entire Senate No vote was announced session on The senators both Republicans and Democrats refused To ren Nutter 19yearold admitted cop killer from Freeport Tuesday was granted a temporary stay of execution by the failure of the Iowa Supreme Court to act on his appeal Nutter was sentenced to hang Feb 18 for the slaying of an In dependence policeman Jan 5 1956 Court officials said the execu tion at Fort Madison State Prison now cannot take place on that date A decision on Nutters appeal was not among several decisions rendered by the Supreme Court Tuesday The next day for deci sions is Feb 5 If the court denfes his appeal Nutters attorneys have 30 days to petition for a rehearing there was a lively discussion and you may be sure the Demo crats Lt Gov Leo Elthon said I think you could assume the vote followed party Bennett and Martin hold those jobs now but they werent pre viously confirmed by the Senate because they were appointed aft er the 1955 Legislature adjourned Gov Leo A Hoegh submitted the appointments when the Leg islature opened Monday so they could be approved by the Repub lican majority in Ihe Senate be fore Democratic Her schel Loveless takes office Thurs NEGATIVE RESULTS HOLLYWOOD UP Chief of proposals of the Iowa Taxation Study Committee for making the states tax laws more equitable and added Iowa must continue its sound fiscal policies of no state property tax no state debt no deficit spending a balanced budget and an adequate genera fund AGRICULTURE Hoegh said the 1955 Legislatures actions in cluding a bill making conservation expenditures deductible for in come tax purposes had strength ened soil and water conservation but declared It will be neces sary for you to do more in this He urged careful study of ihe report of the Committee on Water Rights and Drainage Laws set up by the 1955 Legislature INDUSTRY Industrial expan sion in Iowa in the last two years has created new job oppor mities in Iowa Hoegh said He expressed the hope that the Des Moines River like the Missouri vill soon be developed for flood control navigation industry and power and pointed out that the owa Development Commission las financed comprehensive Uidy of the statos industrial and Agricultural resources He said he report will speed up the states ndustriaJ expansion program Mercury Slipping Again New Cold Air Mass Arrives After inching up slightly dur ing the night the m e r c u r y started slipping again in Iowa Tuesday morning as another cold air mass moved into the state Northnorthwest winds were add ing to the chill The Weather Bureau predicted Tuesdays highs would be near those of Monday when they ranged downward t r o m nine above at Sioux City Council Bluffs and Lamoni to four above at Cedar Rapids Waterloo Ma son City and Diibuque High Reading Mason Citys high reading Monday afternoon was 6 above The mercury dropped to 12 dur ing the A report of snow depth issued by the Weather Bureau Tuesday showed Des Moines snow since last Wednesday has totaled nine inches Cedar Rapids has eight on the ground while Ottumwa Dubuquc Burlington and Daven port all have seven inches Wa terloo Sioux City and Council Bluffs have 4 inches Spencer and Mason City 3 inches At least three deaths in the state have been attributed to the wcnther the Associated Press re ported At La Porte City the frozen body of Mrs H S Mer ryfield 45 was found in a shed Coroner Sidney D the woman appar ently had gone into the shed to warm herself had slipped and Spurned Woman Uses Flatiron to Erase Tattoos EL PASO Tex at El Paso Genera Hospital re vealed Tuesday that a 43year old woman sot mad at her boy friend and used a flatiron to re move his name that was tattoed on each of her legs The women succeeded in tak ing off the names as well as several inches of skin nurses said She walked into the hos pital Monday with second and third degree burns on each leg Russian Attache Ousted Tried to Buy U S Secrets WASHINGTON Iff The State Department charged Tuesday v i IC o u She said she got mad at her Embassys assistant mill boy friend and decided the best way to remove the tattoos was Purchase mHitary secrets and by ironing them off You know how it is she told a nurse I just dont love him knocked herself unconscious He ruled the death accidental Found Dead Margaret Chapman 53 Mil lersburg farm wife died hi her barnyard Monday evening Dr J Benton coroner said she died of a heart attack and exposure to the cold Joseph Owens 65 suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow in front of his Des Moines home Monday and was dead on arrival at a hospital There was scattered light snow Monday night but the snow soon passed out of the Mason City collected an inch Highways were mostly normal although they were reported snow packed and slippery in counties along the southern and eastern boundaries of the state and hi the Allison highway patrol district The cold air covered most of the central and eastern parts of the nation Mountain View reported the lowest temperature below Motor Club President Takes His Own Life DAVENPORT J Tim merman 76 president of the Mo tor Club of Iowa committed sui cide Monday at his home at near by Pleasant Valley authorities said Hoxie Plans Speed Limit Legislation DES M 0 I N E S UP Sen Frank M Hoxic RShenandoah said Tucsday he would introduce a bill to limit the speed limit on Iowas highways to 65 miles per hour during the daytime Hoxies speed limit proposal would limit night time speed on main highways to 55 miles per hour while speeds on secondary highways would be set at a maxi mum of 50 Iowa is one of only five states which doesnt have a speed limit on the Hoxie said The bill also set a maximum speed of 25 for school business residential and other ur ban areas However the bill pro vided that local authorities may raise the speed limit to a reason able and safe limit if they feel a faster speed was deemed better for the local area A special provision of the bill would allow the Iowa Highway Commission to set a limit up to 70 on divided limited ac cess highways A resolution calling for a consti tutional amendment to lower the voting age in Iowa to 18 years was ready for introduction in both houses It was supported in the House by Reps Elmer Ver Meer of Peila and Mahlon Brown of What Cheer both Republicans Sponsors of the companion reso lution in the Senate will include Sen Jack Schroeder tary attache has been trying to CHURCH BURNS WILLIAMSBURG Iowa Fire destroyed the First Presby terian Church Monday There was no estimate of damage but offi y an exhaustive stiga EDUCATION The governor cials said the church was built at aid more school districts have a cosL of in the past two years han ever before reducing the in tion of actress Marie McDonalds kidnap story had produced abso lutely negative day and gets the power to replace them Despite the objections of the Democrats the appointments were not completely partisan Bennett who lives at Mapleton is a Republican but Martin who is from Hamburg is a Democrat There normally is a sevenday waiting period before appoint ments can be confirmed by the Senate But the Republicans rAH About The Weather Mason City Clear o partly cloudy Tuesday night very cold low 15 to below In creasing cloudiness and cold Wednesday high 5 above Iowa Clear and colder Tuesday night low 1020 below Increas ing cloudiness continued cold Wednesday Minnesota Fair and colder Tuesday night low 15 to 25 be low north 5 to 15 below south Wednesday increasing cloudi ness high 5 below to 5 above north zero to 10 above south hold 40 of the 50 seats in the GlobeGazette weather data un m upper house waived that wait NEW ZEALAND BOUND LONDON Former Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden and lis wife will sail for New Zealand Friday for a visit which was post poned because of the Suez crisis to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 6 12 0 1 snow 12 in 1954 to around now But he said school laws are not adequate and urged new laws to change the voting procedure in school reorganization and to pro vide an incentive for consolida tion BOARD OP CONTROLResults have been good the past two years under the program to addi tional personnel at better salaries for Iowas mental hospitals and penal institutions the governor said He urged appropriation of funds for a mental health training and research center at the State University of Iowa for continuation of the 5lh and 6th cents of state gasoline tax which Hoegh said have made possible an accel rated program of highway mod ernization TRAFFIC SAFETY Fixcfj limits and additional highway pa trolmen arc badly needed Hoegh snid adding No material reduc tion in highway deaths nnd acci Iowa Women File for New Social Security Benefits DES MOINES 500 Iowa women have filed for social security benefits since the age limit was lowered from 65 to 62 last November a federal of ficial said here Monday night Leo W Smith district social se curity manager said the lowans have been part of women who have filed nationally He said another are eligible Social security offices have had a rush of business since the first of the year Smith said He said many persons have the mis taken idea they must file imme diately to receive benefits The deadline is actually April 15 with benefits paid retroactive through January tronic equipment It said he been ordered to leave the conn try The department said it told the embassy that Maj Yuri P Krylov must leave immediately The charges against Krylov as set forth in an official statement were 1 He engaged in activities in compatible with his diplomatic status by buying electronic equipment through American in The State Depart menl would not say whether ac tion was being taken against the Americans described as interme diaries Purchase Data 2 He attempted to purchase classified military The State Department also re fused to answer questions on this point Press Officer Lincoln White did say that the electronics equip ment which the Russian officer obtained is not licensed for ex He would not say whether ths equipment had been recovered from Krylov and if so by what means He not only declined in formation about the intermedi aries but refused to say when or in svhat period of time the al leged purchases had occurred Handed Note Late Monday the ranking Soviet diplomat here Sergei R Striga novAmbassador Georgi N Zaru bin being in New York was called to the State Department by AsstSecretary Jacob D Beam He was handed the fol lowing note The department of State in forms the Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that the government of the United States has ascertained that Maj Yuri P Krylov assistant military attache of the Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Repub lies has engaged in highly im proper activities incompatibla with his diplomatic status Maj Krylovs continued pres ence in the United States is no longer considered acceptable and the embassy is requested to ar range for his immediate depar Such a declaration that a dip lomat is unacceptable leaves his government no choice It is an ouster order Two Hangars Burned at Air Force Bass McCHORD AIR FORCE BASE Wash up A spectacular fire burned out the inside of two large maintenance hangars here early Tuesday Some officials estimated the loss might run to million or more Four aircraft were stroyed in the buildings da Nassers Position Stronger Now Than Before Suez Crisis EDITORS NOTE Earl Halt Globt editor j winding up ar rip around ihe world Tie follow Injr report written from Cairo Egypt rlrlajcd because of cxfstlnr con In Ihf MIddleEait hoUpnt By W EARL HALL CAIRO Egypt Dont try to hold your breath until Gamel regime opples Thats i not on verge of pening t h e hap This impres dents can be achieved unless hose urgently needed measures are The governor also urged con tinuation and strengthening of present programs of old age pen sions aid to the biincl and re habilitating handicapped persons sion which has been in the making since I had my first on the scene con tacts with the Moslem world in Indonesia a these given me what 1 believe to be a new insight into this important aspect of world affairs Theres all but agreement among unanimous friend and month ago stands con firmed by a New Years visit to Nassers homegrounds A roundtrip flight of about a thousand had to be from Beirut because no direct Jerusa lcmloCairo rave is possible critic alike that Nassers position is stronger loday than it was in October when the Suez crisis was precipitated Contemporary his tory has provided few examples of such a complete bust Top Man The Suez was supposed to be returned to international control instead its now closed iip tighter than a drum Nasser the Egyp tian toy terrier was to be cut down to size instead he emerges as the undisputed top man of the Arab world Before going further I should make it clear that Nassers stat us here in his homeland is not that of sainted hero Egyptions are not throwing their hats in the air for him Im not just guessing at this I saw proof of year The patrons sang Happy Birthday instead of Auld Lang One of the acts in shadow sil houette centered about Anthony Eden He was portrayed with top hat and pipe The act concluded with the display of a lifesize picture of Nasser It was clear beyond mistaking that Egyptians hate their British devil more than they love their homegrown hero They hissed louder than they cheered Right Prevails Every known technique is being employed to keep resentment of British French and Israelis fanned to white heat Along every street and highway you are at tracted by billboards portraying these enemies as a coiled serpent bent on crushing Egyptian free dom But right always prevails you may be sure The artist has seen to that Our New Years Eve started with a most pleasant call at the H ihic u tlcdatuu tau at me it this very morning at a night residence of Iowaborn Raymond club show welcoming in the ncwJHarc U S   

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