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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME ilHTION VOL LXIII Associated and United Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 22 1957 This Paper Consists of Two Ons t New Yorks Mad Bomber Captured The World Around Us A Look at Temple of the Dawn B Number 56 By W EARL HALL ANGKOK Thailand Dont think I know where the rest of the worlds gold the part that missed Fort Knox that is Its been used to supply an exotic ghtter for a hun dred Siamese temples Ive it by the today on first day contact with what some times is brack eted with Hong Kong and Sing apore as the W Earl Half most glamorous cities of the Orient Sprinkled in among the temples on my days meanderings was a visit to the former kings pal ace I stood roughly in the spot where the real Anna of The King and I was received by King Mongkut grandfather of the present King Phumiphon whose hobby is American jazz That palace I should explain is now used only for the lyingin state of deceased kings Strong Feelings Incidentally its best not to men tion the movie version of Anna and the King to a loyal follower of the ruling monarch The feel ing is so strong on the subject that the film has been banned from Thailand theaters even though King Phumiphon is known to have found it highly amusing The commonest objections are that the picture makes the Sia mese king much too dour and humorless and that Siamese kings have never shaved their heads Bennett Charges Dropped Say Store Owners DES MOINES to Arrest of the shrines here is Temple of principal landmark as onelflbatsvdown the Manam river and the Temple of Emerald in connection with the royal palace known to Anna Both are tures of unbelievable magnitude and intricate decorative design Colors range from vivid to down right gaudy Central Structure The former is known locally as the temple of the broken The central structure rises to a height of 150 feet and I chmbed half way to its pointed top At eachof the four corners supplemental edifice dedi cated to some aspect of either Buddhism or Hinduism The two are inextricably interwined in the religion practiced here The lav ish color effects on all come from what appear to be broken china ware The Temple of Emerald wouldnt quite measure up to our truth in advertising laws The 22 inch tall statue of Buddha which tops a magnificent gold altar isnt an emerald Its jade and it was mined in India Once it decorated an Indian temple Then the Cambodians claimed it as a prize of war and about a century and a half ago the Sia mese came by it in the same way It was carved years ago The eyes are diamonds and theres one in the center of the forehead Change Vestments Four times every year the rul ing monarch must climb a ladder in back of the gold altar to change the vestments of the greenfaced Buddha There must be approp riate dress for each of the four seasons naturally Grotesque dragons lions and monkeys guard the temple ap proaches There are sacred cows the gift of India There is legend ary tale of how an army of mon keys saved ancient Siam from as sault by demons out of Ceylon The Garuda sacred bird of the Hindu religion looks like nothing quite so much in his sculptured form as the Herky Hawkeye bird which has been leading University of Iowa athletic teams to victory for the past dozen years or so Itc these temples and palaces which have given this city a rep utation for being exotic Other wise it might well be mistaken for almost any other city of a million in this far away part of world known as the Orient Iowa State Insurance Commis sioner Oliver P Bennett 64 on a charge of shoplifting was a ter rible Municipal Judge Ray Harrison was informed Tues day by Mr and Mrs Charles Pi zinger who caused Bennetts ar rest last week Based on the statement of the Pizingers the city asked dismis sal of the charge against Bennett The Pizingers operate the City Drug a downtown store where Bennett was accused of shoplifting a 67cent tube of hair Bennett was jailed for five hours and he asserts he was manhandled by the two detectives who arrested him at the Pizing ers request Statement Read City prosecutor I Joel Paster nak read the statement in open court TJhe Pizingers said We have many many transac tions in our store and it would be impossible to remember any one of them But considering everything and every probability it is our earnest belief that Bennett did pay for this article After a complete investigation of all the facts it is obvious that there was a terrible mistake made Called Regrettable We are sorry that this most unfortunate and regrettable inci dent has occurred which has re sulted in serious embarrassment and humiliation to Bennett Justice can best be served by an immediate termination of any further action arising out of this incident If actions are now pending they should be dropped at Charges of petty larceny and resisting an officer had been filed against Bennett Monday Pleas of innocent were entered for him by his attorney and no bond was re quired The informations were sworn to by Detectives Ray Couch and Robert Buckroyd who made the arrest Bennett was held in jail five hours and said he was re fused permission to call a law yer or make bail Held Grudge Against Consolidated Edison WATERBURY Conn It cleancut looking man in a blue suit told calmly Tuesday of 25 years of suffering and of hatred boiling up inside him Then he confessed he is New Yorks mad George Metesky is his name Hes 53 stocky and gray haired He said he made a vow a long time ago to go on planting bombs BEAMING EISENHOWERS AT INAUGURAL and AP Wlrcphoto Mrs Eisen hower made a radiant couple as they arrive at the Statler Hotel in Washington on their round of inaugural balls Four official dances were held and Ike and Ma mie were kept busy scurrying from one to the next POWs RETURNED Switzerland Israel handed over 500 Egyptian war prisoners to United Nations troops for return to their home land the International Red Cross announced Monday night A Brand New Candidate for the RED FACE DEPT TOPEKA Kan Sgt Jim Free picked up the tele phone Monday night and a mans voice said Someone stole my steering wheel and all the foot pedals from my Free obtained the mans address and a patrol car was sent on its way A few minutes later the phone rang again Everything is all the same voice reported I was looking in the back Second Atom Sub Has Sea Trials GROTON Conn h e Navy revealed Monday that the worlds second atomic submarine has gone to sea under its own nu clear power The Seawolf left its berth Monday morning for builders trials She is propelled by a new type of reactor The Navy is try ing to find qut whether its a Bet ter the1 atomic one in the the first atomic sub The Seawolf ran into trouble with the superheater of its power plant in dockside tests but the nuclear reactor ran smoothly BANGKOK of the Dawn is more commonly called the Temple of the Broken Dishes as Earl Hall brings out in his article written from Bang kok Thailand It is the bestknown of that citys reli gious shrines All About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday night low zero to 8 below Mostly fair and con tinued cold Wednesday high 812 owa Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday night low 8 below northwest to 10 above southeast Mostly fair andcontinued cold Wednesday Minnesota Clear continued cold GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Tuesday Maxinumi Monday 41 Minimum Monday night 5 At 8 Tuesday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum 22 Cold Air Mass Overspreads Iowa During the Night A new mass of cold air over spread Iowa during the night and he Weather Bureau said the low est temperatures would continue at least into Wednesday Eastern Iowa reported precipi tation ranging up to inche at Keokuk in the 24 hours ended at Tuesday The new cold snap followed a day of typical January thaw The mercury rose into the 60s in southeast Iowa Burlington hac the state high of 67 The reading vas a record high for the month of January in that city It was not so warm in north west Iowa The Monday high a Sioux City was 36 Mason Citys high Monday wa 41 By early Tuesday the mercury had slumped to 9 BULLETIN SHR EVE PORT La OK A tornado demolished half the homes of two tiny sawmill towns Tuesday killing least three persons There were four persons known missing Its Back to Business as Usual for Ike 8 Killed in Oklahoma Tornado CANS Okla persons were killed Tuesday by an outof season tornado that smashed this tiny farm community near the Arkansas border before dawn Two families were hardest hit one counting four dead and the other three dead At least a doz en other persons were injured Two other twisters struck in eastern Oklahoma destroying some property but there were no casualties Guard Called Out The National Guard Highway Patrol and county officers rushed to Gaus which has a population of about 600 Six houses were demolished in cluding those of the victims who were still sleeping when the twister swooped down through heavyladen clouds A tornado forecast had been is sued for the area by the in New York until ha either got caught or died This is the said New York Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Arm We know him by his admissions Secondly we know him by a check of his hand He was booked on a fugitive charge and extradition proceed ings began shortly afterward WASHINGTON back to usiness as usual Tuesday for Eisenhower after a bril ant i n a u g u r a 1 celebration rowned by appearance at four diamondstudded galas hon ring the start of his second term They kept him on the go until early 1 he seemed to njoy every minute With his lady on his arm he eft the White House soon after 10 clock started at the Washington rmory and showed up at three otels in the next 2Vi hours Gave Their All Dance orchestras played colors trooped thousands of people romenaded past the presidential oxes and celebrated singers ave their all vvith everything rom the National Anthemto The lue Danube and Mr Wonder The President was a picture of erpetual motion GEORGE METESKY Mad Bomber Fire Wrecks Supermarket at Qelwein Arm said Metesky signed a written statement saying he is the man who because he felt he got a raw deal from the company he used to work for planted at ieasfc 32 bombs in public places in New York City since 1941 Several of the bombs exploded The toll 15 persons injured none critically Arm quoted him as saying he never meant to kill anyone The commissioner added that Metesky said he planted bombs in New York whenever he felt like In his gold rimmed eyeglasses Metesky could well have passed for a school teacher as he went over each bombing one by one with police in Waterburys police headquarters in all night ques tioning He was awakened from his bed shortly after midnight and taken in Old Grudge Arm said Metesky held a years long grudge against the Consoli dated Edison Co of New York Metesky said he contracted pul monary tuberculosis after he was gassed while working at the firms Hell Gate plant in New York in 1931 according to Arm He claimed the company refused to take care of him and that was the reason he planted the home made bombs Arm said Among the first bombs to ex plode were some on Consolidated Edison property The bombings date back to 1940 police said Metesky was placed on company compensation rolls in 1941 Police have said letters accom panied many of the bombs most ly the pipe variety with a cheap watch for the timing mechanism The letters complained the mad Weather Bureau as a cold front from the northwest swept into Oklahoma Monday record highs in the 70s for this time of year were Other Storms The two other tornadoes were at Warner and Wewoka The dead all from Gans or the immediate area Joe Johnson 60 and his two sons C 14 and Mickey 15 Jimmy Meek 34 Ted Jenkins 47 and his wife Norma 47 and their daughter Bonnie 14 and son Darrell 7 The tornado hit as cloudbursts soaked the eastern area of the state with as much as SVa inches of rain falling in a short time He bowed obbed up and waved smiled down from the hairs gave oneand twohanded alutes to acquaintances and fell nto at least one deep conversa lon Talked Intently That was with Secretary of State Dulles one of his guests in he presidential box at the Statler lotel They put their heads to gether and talked intently ap parently oblivious of the cyclone f sound and color around them Vice President and Mrs Nixon also made the circuit of the cele jrations Cabinet members were divided among the four affairs Maj John Eisenhower the son and his wife Bar ara were with the President The major wore his Army dress uniform of dark blue with gold epaulets At one of the last stops along he route Mrs Eisenhower told riends Weve just had a lovely The President sipping juice added In fact Europe Welcomes Ikes Address LONDON Europes nonCommunist press Tuesday generally welcomed President Ei senhowers inaugural address as a heartening sign the United States is ready to do its part to ward achieving a just peace By contrast the Soviet news agency Tass said Eisenhower in effect admitted that the is seeking to expand its influence throughout the British newspapers also wel comed the speech but the conser vative Daily Telegram warned that more than the pronounce ment of high ideals would be needed to bring peace particu larly in the inflamed Middle East 0 EL WE IN wind fanned fire roared through a one story supermarket here Tuesday causing damage estimated at Owner Hank Stiles and four clerks fled to safety and managed to take the stares four cash reg isters with them About 50 firemen from Oelwein and Hazelton battled the flames and prevented them from spread ing to a nearby gas station which had gallons of gasoline on hand and an adjacent warehouse The fire broke out in the stores cooler apparently caused by an electrical short just as it was opening for business Firemen battled the flames for two hours before bringing the fire under control Firemen managed to save some stock from the rear of the store But Stiles who had operated the supermarket on the south lim its of the city for about 10 years estimated the damage to stock at and damage to the build ing at Delavan Boy Killed in TwoCar Crash ELMORE Minn UPj Allen Marks 6 son of Mr and Mrs Harry Marks Delavan was killed Monday night in a twocar crash six miles northeast oC here His mother was at Blue Earth and was reported in serious condition The driver of the second car Miss Myrtle Peterson Elmore was hospital ized in fair condition bomber never was compensated for crippling injuries sustained on the job They were signed P Tuesday Arm quoted Metesky as saying F stood for fair Lives With Sisters Metesky lives in Water bury about 100 miles northeast of New York with two older sisters May and told reporters their brother is a sick man but they insisted he isnt the mad Oh said May He wouldnt think of doing a thing like In New York the New York JournalAmerican released a statement by Police Commission er Stephen P Kennedy saying the capture of the mad bomber was the direct result of informa tion furnished by the New York The newspaper had printed three open letters on the front page to the bomber urging him to surrender The first letter printed Dec 26 received a reply in the next mornings mail The letter was kept undis turbed for police investigation Another Bomb Victim Claimed at Hiroshima HIROSHIMA Japan Newspapers Tuesday reported the death of Hiroshimas first atom bomb victim of Kamekichi Kaneko 68 died at the Red Cross Hospital Monday of a blood ailment caused by a lack of white corpviscles sometimes caused by atomic radiation Newspapers said Kaneko was two miles from the center of the atombomb blast on Aug 6 1945 He was not injured and showed no illeffects until last October it was said Pick Meade Alcorn to Succeed Leonard Hall WASHINGTON Meade Alcorn Jr of Connecticut Tues day was elected Republican na tional chairman Alcorn elected unanimous ly without contest by the GOP National C o re mittee after he was given the per s o n a 1 en dorse m e n t of President Eisen hower He suc ceeds Leonard W Hall who is retiring Feb after almost four years as chief of party organiza ALCORN tion Alcorn 49yearold former of the Connecticut as sembly and one time district at torney for Hartford County was Halls second in command last year for handling arrangements for the GOP national convention His election as national chair man came as no surprise The Presidents support for AJ corn was reported to a GOP Na tional Committee meeting by for mer Sen Harry Darby Kansas national committeeman Darby headed an eightman subcommit tee which conferred with Eisen hower earlier Tuesday He made it clear to us that he would like Meade Alcorn to be Darby Hall planvS a sixweek vacation When he returns he may be named to a high administration post as a prelude to an expected bid for the New York governor ship next year The paper said it received police permission to publish a second open letter Jan 10 and subse quently a third Hoax Calls Arm said Metesky admitted the Christmas week bomb plants in New Yorks ParamountTheater and the citys public library But he said Metesky told him he did not plant any bombs in the past month in which police in New York and even Connecti cut were driven on wild goose chases to check out every one of a rash of bombhoax calls from crackpots and cranks Arm said Metesky always drove to New York for his bombings in a car his sisters bought for him He said he never purchased any of his bomb materials in Water bury For each bomb Arm said Metesky went to a different store some in New York others in Bridgeport and towns along the way He said Metesky purchased bullets and took the powder from them to get the explosives for his missiles Many of his unexploded bombs were wrapped in socks SAME   

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