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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAUt THAT M A K If A I I NORTH IOWANS N I I H 0 R S VOL LXIIi Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 21 1957 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No tt Ike Pledges Peace in Inaugural Talk r The World Around Us An Aerial Glimpse of Angkor Wat Number 55 By W EARL HALL TDANGKOK leas two pilots on this aroundthe world jaunt of mine are going to have my special and everlasting gratitude One is the Australian skipper of a DC3 who circlec Canberra twice so that I and mj colleague could come within cam era eyes rang of the govern ment buildings in the 25year old capital city The other one a Thailander is provid ing me w i t h todays chapter of my travel story Soon after we Ear Hall took to the aii from Phnom Penh on the extreme western edge of Cambodia en route from Saigon to Bangkok the word went out that we would soon be within seeing distance of the famous Angkor Wat perhaps the one most spectacular relic of a civilization which flourished about a thousand years ago and then disappeared almost without leaving a trace Fleeting Glance For a brief moment that unbe lievable temple thats what Wat means in this part of the world did appear as a storybook castle far to the north But that fleeting glance was no more than an ap petizer And thats where this wonderful pilot of a Thai Air ways plane the counterpart of our DC4s came into the picture After sitting down at the neaV by airport carved out of the jun gle to serve visitors to Angkor Wat he consented to return to the ancient temple for a closeup view from all directions And what a feast for the eyes it turned out to be History Related The story back of Angkor Wat related to me with an ecsta tic seatmate who boarded the plane at the nearby airstrip after a day of browsing around the temple and its environs which reached their zenith about 1100 A D when Cambodia was to southeastern Asia what Athens and Rome once were to a civiliza tion further to the west For the discovery of Angkor Wat the world is indebted to a French scholar who had become intrigued with the Cambodian civilization which achieved much but recorded little From frag ments of information pieced to gether he reasoned there should be some such temple at a given place in the then impenetrable jungles This was you under stood well ahead of the airplane Acting on his hunch explorers hacked their way through the matted undergrowth and blinked their eyes when they came upon one of the worlds most nearly perfect pieces of architecture It was covered over by vines and other jungie growth from seven or eight centuries Oriental Style Under the sponsorship of the French government and scientt fie groups a program of rehabili tation has been under way for a half century or so The fruits show up from the air in the form of an oriental style temple in per fect symmetry in enormous di mensions and in the center of a moat two blocks wide Among the wonders disclosed is a masonry so amazing that the huge blocks of marble in walls and arches appear to be one great stone No cement was used Some of the circular pieces could have been produced only with a stone lathe The wheel a product of Messopotamia was known to the Cambodians too For my fleeting glance at one of the worlds foremost architec tural wonders my thanks to a Thai pilot concerned with influ encing people and making friends for his company NEW SHOPPING CENTER CEDAR RAPIDS UP Two department store firms have bought a 72acre tract near sub urban Marion as the site of a center The purchase was made jointly by Younkers of Iowa and Sears Roebuck Co Bennett to Face Charge Arrested for Shoplifting BULLETIN DES MOINES UP Iowa Insurance Commissioner Oliver P Bennett Monday afternoon was formally charged with pet ty larceny and resisting arrest by two detectives who said he stole a 67cent tube of hair cream DES MOINES unA charge of resisting an officer was filed againstiState Insurance Commis sioner pliver P Bennett 64 in Municipal Court here Monday The charge arises from Ben netts arrest last week by police in connection with a 67cent tube of hair dressing which a clerk at he City Drug Store here claimed Bennett had taken Bennett who draws a salary as serts he paid for the hair dress ing The charge of resisting arrest was filed after a Municipal Court conference attended by the two arresting detectives the city pro secutor and Municipal Judge Don Tidrick Larceny Charge Judge Tidrick said the detec ives also prepared a charge of arceny against Bennett Monday but that it was not officially filed pending an investigation by the county attorneys office Plans were meantime for case to determine whether Ben netts civil rights had been in nnged upon Bennett spent five hours in jail ast Wednesday night He was re leased by Mu nicipal Judge Don Tidrick No record of the charge if any was filed The case came to light over the weekend The Civil Rights Commit tee of the Polk County Bar ASS said it will investigate the arrest Rob ert Riley committee chairman said it appears to me thai Ben nett has a firstclass grievance Special Message Bennetts arrest followed by one day his confirmation by the Iowa Senate under suspension of the rules in the post to which Gov Leo Hoegh appointed him in a special message a week ago Bennett declared he was falsely accused and wrongfully arrested He said police caused bruises when they took him into custody He said he had resisted because he thought maybe they were go ing to take me for a I am not about to steal any article worth 67 cents or anything else from Bennett told newsmen who called him at his lome in Maplelon After ail I nave security valued at one bil lion 720 million dollars under my custody in the insurance depart Bennett said he walked two blocks from the Brown Hotel last Wednesday night and entered the drug store AP Wirephoto UNCLE SAMAlbert C Ka lian Buffalo was the official Uncle Sam in Presi dent Eisenhowers inaugural parade Killian whose beard comes by naturally was chosen for the honor at a contest spon sored by the inaugural com mittee going forward a review of the BENNETT Cold Slated to Spread Over Iowa Springlike air floated dream ily over Iowa Monday but the forecast warned that Old Man Winter will jerk the tempera tures down again soon Readings around the state Monday were generally 50 to 60 degrees higher than a week ago It was 37 above in Mason City at 8 compared with 13 below last Monday The forecast calls for read ings of 15 northwest to the 30s southeast Monday night and colder air spreading bver the state Wednesday The Weather Bureau said a storm is brewing for the Dako tas western Nebraska and northwest sections of Minnesota and Kansas with heavy snow and local blizzard conditions forecast over parts of that area Indications were that the storm wont affect Iowa very much though scattered show ers are forecast in the state through Tuesday with rain changing to snow in the ex treme northwest Accused of Stealing It is a selfservice place I picked up the hair cream I wanted and walked over to the cash register He said he paid with a dollar bill pocketed his 33 cents change and declined a sack for his pur chase because I already had a pair of gloves and a newspaper in my Bennett said he stopped briefly at the magazine rack pocketed his purchase and started out the door when a big fellow grabbed ahold of me and accused him of stealing the hair cream I thought about being shang he said It seemed un believable that a legitimate police officer or detective would be do that sort of At the police station he said hey fingerprinted him over his rotests but he declined to let them take his picture and he was placed in the bull Bennett was released about 3 Thursday after his son ind Muncipal Judge Tidrick came to police headquarters 22 Injured SlighMy in Train Accident MILWAUKEE Wis en cars of a Chicago and North Western Railway streamliner traveling at 70 miles per hour de railed Sunday night injuring at least 22 persons Officials at Mil waukee County General Hospital where 16 of the injured were taken said no one was hurt seri ously and some Avere released af ter brief treatment The train the North Westerns crack Peninsula was northbound for Green Bay when the rear seven cars left the track about 10 miles north of here in suburban Brown Deer Thousands Jam Capital for Ritual Parade Stretches 6 Miles Big Display by Military FROM ODE WIKE SERVICES WASHINGTONLead units of President Eisenhowers inaugural parade swung away from the Capitol at CST Mon day to start the traditional march down Pennsylvania Avenue Flashes of sunshine in warming weather already had melted mos of the snow from the Capito grounds when the Presidential Di vision led off down the histori ine of march But a light mist was falling a he big cavalcade got under waj 17 minutes behind its scheduled starting time Patches of blu sky still were in sight however Main Body The main body of the parad did not get away until nearly 1 minutes later Massed thousand of marchers and floats waitec patiently south of the Capitol t ive the President time to get t the White House It was CST when th Army band colors flying steppet briskly onto the Capitol ground t get the big part of the histori march headed for the Executive Mansion Six miles of marchers musi cians and floats were assembled for the The President himself riding vith Mrs Eisenhower and his of icial family was No 10 in the ine of march down Pennsylvania Avenue past stands built to seat persons There was room also for some standees to iew the parade The pace was 120 30inch steps minute designed by Army tech licians to move the people 4 paperstandled floats 65 bands assorted trucks tanks and guided nissiles and the GOP elephant mascot Miss Burma past the Vhite House reviewing stand in ess than 2VJ hours Parade The parade had a theme Lib rty and strength through consent f the It had a theme float 407 eet 8 inches long Thats half gain as long as the Capitol is igh Actually its 12 floats ooked in tandem and pulled by wo Army tractors of the type hat hauls the 280mm atomic annon The float depicts indus rial production atomsforpeace ighways scientific inquiry and ther achievements of democra ys liberty and strength Many of the stale floats carried ut individual phases of that leme Monday It was a repeat of is John Fay Supreme Court clerk PreMet is sworn in for his second the the nations capital real ceremony held in private Sunday At center 2 Buildings Destroyed at Alta Vista ALTA early Sun day destroyed the Marr Produce building and badly damaged Cliffs atAlta Vista The blaze was discovered at 2 The interior of the produce building was in flames by the time firemenarrived Companies from Alta Vista Elma and North Washington battled the flames for two hours in a high wind before letting them under control A flaming wall of the produce building crashed against the tav ern setting it on fire The Gilf ord Phippens and their three eenage children were routed rrom their beds in an apartment over the tavern The winds scattered burning shingles and embers across the North Iowa community Firemen used over gallons of water n putting out the blaze About The produce is owned and op rated by Elvoy Marr Phippen who operates the tav rn and his family have moved n with his mother who also lives at Alta Vista 41 Head of Cattle Destroyed in Fire CEDAR FALLS UR Fortyone ead of purebred registered Guernsey cattle were lost Mon ay in a fire which destroyed a arge barn and adjoining pump ouse on the farm of Mrs Harold hoeman two miles west of Cedar alls The cattle were valued at p to each The Weather Mason City Snow Monday night diminishing to flurries Tuesday Strong shifting winds Mondav night Cold Tuesday high low 20s Low Monday night 1520 Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers through Tuesday except changing to snow ex treme northwest Tuesday Cold er extreme northwest Monda night low 15 extreme northwes to mid 30s southeast Colde Tuesday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees be low normal Tuesday through Saturday Normal highs 26 north to 35 south Normal lows 6 north to 14 south Colder Tues day night Much colder Wednes day Continued cold Thursday and Friday Warmer Saturday Precipitation will average four tenths to ninetenths of an inch occurring as snow northwest and showers changing to snow remainder of state Tuesday and Wednesday Minnesota Possibly heavy snow southeast snow diminishing northwest windy and colder Monday night Tuesday much colder and windy snow dimin ishing to flurries GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 37 Minimum Sunday ngiht 29 At 8 Monday 37 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum 25 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 35 Minimum Saturday night 2R At 8 Sunday 28 Gomulka Is Endorsed by Polish Voters WARSAW Poland Wi Mor than 60 per cent of Polands 17 voters appear to have en dorsed Wladyslaw Gomulka Communist leadership in the firs popular test of his conununisn without tyranny policy Unofficial but reliable report said more than 11 million of those voting Sunday for a new 459mem aer Parliament apparently cast he official ballot without change Gomiilkas regime had warned sternly against exercising the modest right to cross names off hc Reddominated single list of candidates About 16 million 90 per cent of those qualified vent to the polls Both the Red lierarchy and the Roman Catho ic Church had called for a big urn out The Communistcontrolled Buda pest Radio claimed that 80 per cent of the electorate voted the traighl ticket The immense urnout appeared lo insure that he present leadership of govern nent will be returned intact Only partial returns were in lomplete results will be an lounced Wednesday For the first time in a Commu iststyle election the results will how the number of votes cast for idividual candidates Previously ie results were announced only n terms of the percentage for the ingle ticket Tells of Threats Abroad Must Guard Prosperity 7 WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower pledged Monday his second term will be dedicated to the building of a peace with jus tice to thwart international Communism and the power it In his inaugural address Eis enhower painted a picture of a prosperous strong America But ie added this is not the whole of our In too much of the earth thera s want discord Eisen hower said New forces and new nations stir and strive across tha earth with power to bring by heir fate great good or great evil to the free worlds World Divided The entire world is divided and the divisive force is internation al Communism and the power that it Eisenhower went on The designs of that power dark in purpose are clear in practice It strives to seal for ever the fate of those it has en slaved It strives to break the ties that united the free And i6 strives to exploit for its own great Highlights WASHINGTON Eisenhower opened his second inaugural address Monday with a plea for the favor of Al mighty God on the common labor of all Americans And the hopes of our hearts fashion the deepest prayers of our Eisenhower said May we pursue the right without selfrighteousness May we know unitywithout conformity May we grow in without pride of self May we in our dealings with all peoples of the earth ever speak truth and serve 2 lowans Killed in Auto Crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two lowans were killed over the weekend in auto accidents They were Elizabeth Palen 79 Burlington and William A Sher man 71 Marion farmer Mrs Falen died Saturday night when authorities said she fell from a car driven by John A Schamper 59 Burlington Offi cers quoted Schamper as saying the door on Mrs Falens side of the car came open as he made a U turn on a Burlington street Sherman was killed Sunday when struck by a car after his own auto had slipped into a ditch on a gravel road miles east of Marion Is Taken at State Liquor Store WEST DES MOINES West DCS Moines State Liquor Store was broken into over the weekend and so estimated was taken from the store safe The door had been drilled burglary was discovered Monday morning by store man ager T M Kirk Kirk said he deposited in a bank after the store closed at 8 Satur day open The Des Moines Attorney Is Victim of Cancer DES MOINES W Irving W Barney Meyrs 51 prominent Des Moines attorney died Mon day at his home of cancer Myers was a football and basketball star al Drake University and was the 1950 chairman of the Drake Relays GREETED AT LUNCHEON SSL Rep Mervin Good DIowa and SAME 44 Radio Commentary Carried on Page 2 One Mans Earl Halls weekfy radio commentary usually car ried on page 1 for this edition can be found on 2 The feature will re turn to its customary posi tion on completion of Edi tor Halls world trip f change in the world especially tie needs of the hungry and tha opes of the The President entitled his ad ress The Price of elivered it to massed thousands t the Capitol and to a nation vide radio and TV audience A Public Ceremony His address followed a publie ceremony in which he took the oath of office for a second time Sunday morning on the constitu tional date for his inauguration private rites were held in tha White House for Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon Chief Justice Warren adminis tered the oath to Eisenhower aft er Sen Knowland RCalif had sworn in Nixon Eisenhower was sworn in CST With the last words of the oath So help me Eisenhower extended his hand to Chief Jus tice Warren and said Thank you very i Mrs Eisenhower watching in tently seemed close to tears When the solemn moment closed she blinked then smiled happily Unlike his quick action of four years ago Eisenhower this time did not stride over and kiss his wile Rimless Glasses He put on a pair of rimless spectacles placed the text of his inaugural address on the dais in trout of him and immediately be gan speaking It took less than 15 minutes the President to deliver his ad dress He concluded at CST Eisenhower said the world of international Communism has itself been shaken by a fierce and mighty force The readiness of men who love freedom to pledge their lives to that Alluding then to Soviet brutal ity in Hungary Eisenhower said j Through the night of their ibondage the unconquerabia wilt