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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE IJOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 1 O W A N S VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY OWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23 1957 This Paper Consists Two SectionsSection OM Record Prosperity to Ike r The World Around Us Canals Are Important to Bangkok Number 57 By W EARL HALL launcl trip through the 10mile river and klong system which figures almost as prominently in the life of this comhiun ity as water ways do in Ven ice leaves one feeling as if he had been tossec down on to an other world Klong is th Siamese word for Mile after mile houses on stilts W Earl line both Hall sides of the murky streams Venders in every im aginable type of tiny teakwood canoes to power driven about under a traffic code fashioned after that em ployed on streets and highways Thousands of families live on river boats so small that to stanc erect adults must step to either bow or stern into the open air During the day the craft is con verted to transport use with Dad Mom and all the kids gliding down to Bangkoks river front with a load of vegetables or rice All WaterBorne House to house salesmen of all the Good Humor ice cream their wares in boats Doctors dentists bar bers and plumbers are all water borne too must go to Landbound the market people but for these river residents its a case of the market going to the patron If theres one painted house along the whole route it escaped my notice The religious charac ter of the mostly up in at least two ways There are dozens of temples along the way many of them in sorry contrast with the rickety homes which abut them Nearly every home has its own little shrine resembling a doll house Countless Items In my two hour ride I spotted these items being transported to or from market by craft of some kind rice rice hulls used for sand gravel burial urns betel nuts chewed on advice of herb doctors to give strength to fish tiny watermelons charcoal flowers tapioca buffalo hides lumber live poultry pigs furniture sugar cane crockery and coconuts Then I quit counting Every day is family wash day Its rather simple Just step out of the house on the shallow side and start scrubbing The water carriesthe wastes from the com munity and is as murky as the Missouri River at Sioux City But the clothes seem to come out look ing all right And nobody seems to suffer from drinking the same water What an immunity such constant exposure must build up in these people Not Salty Situated only 30 miles from the Gulf of Siam this city has a tidal variation of eight feet Cur iously enough however the water in the Manam River itself and these tributary klongs is not salty The fresh water down stream sets up its own wall against the salt water tidal ac tion Thats probably true every where but I didnt know it until my guide proved it to me by tak ing a sip with his hands Now to close a strange story on a strange note Ive seen my first walking Im not fooling These strange creature have a pair of pseudo legs where their fins ought to be They flit about like mad along the banks of the canals disappearing into tiny holes in the ground when alerted I dont blame you if you dont believe this I wouldnt either until I saw it with my own eyes Im still blinking AP Wireplioto CLEARED OF CHARGES Oliver P Bennett Iowa Insurance Commissioner relaxes in Des Moines muni cipal court after being cleared on charges of shoplifting and resisting arrest At rear is Judge Ray Harrison who presided at the hearing No Legal Action Is Planned by Bennett DES MOINES W Iowa Insurance Commissioner Oliver P Bennett 64 completely cleared of charges of petty larceny and re sisting an officer said Wednesday he does not plan legal action in connection with his arrest Municipal Judge Ray Harrison Tuesday afternoon found Ben nett innocent of shoplifting a 67cent tube of hair cream from a downtown said it was a mistake to file charges against Bennett There is not one iota of evidence That would warrant any hing other than a not guilty diet on both Harrison said at the end of a threehour rial Mr and Mrs Charles Pizinger operators of the City Drug vho caused Bennetts arrest told he judge they had made a teV mistake in telling police Bennett had not paid for the hair cream They said they are now convinced he did pay for it Jailed 5 Hours Bennett in remarking he plans no further legal action in the af air went on to say I am very much gratified by he way it all turned out and by he vindication given me by the court I committed no offense and vas certain as to what the out come would Bennett was jailed for five hours late Wednesday night and said he was not permitted to make a phone call Probe Continues In this connection Judge Harri on said T hope something of all good will out of The Polk County Bar Assn is investigating and I hope out of that may come ome plan or arrangement under vhich when we bring a man into ail without a warrant he will be allowed first thing to call coun The Polk County Bar ivil Rights Committee mean tine discussed the Bennett case Tuesday afternoon No decisions vere announced Demos Continue Efforts to End Secret Balloting DES MOINES UPI The 36 Democrats in the Iowa House continued their efforts Wednes day to eliminate secret balloting in committees In practically all of 32 commit tee meetings Tuesday afternoon Democrats asked that the secrecy rule be stricken as it applies to each individual committee The rule in effect since 1941 permits a secret committee vote on final disposition of bills if three or more members ask secrecy The Aeronautics Committee and the Coordination and Consolida tion Committee voted Tuesday to eliminate the secret ballot buf the Democratic move failed in other committees However under 1955 rules un der which the House is operating temporarily the action in the two committees is ineffective un less the House as a whole ap proves elimination of the secret ballot provision Republican leaders made no ef fort to disguise their displeasure with the Democratic move They said the secret ballot is used but rarely and said there have been occasions when the Democrats themselves were anxious that Will Cut Budgetlf Possible Reporters Grill Ike WASHINGTON Iff Presiden Eisenhower said Wednesday Con gress has the duty to cut his billion budget if it can do it Eisenhower said he agrees witJ Secretary of the Treasury Hum phrey that federal spendinj should be cut if possible At his 100th news conferenci since taking office and his firs since last Nov 14 the Presiden also spoke out sharply agains any division of his Middle Eas program into separate militarj and economic aid packages Some Congress members havt talked of splitting the Eisenhowe program into two measures in stead of one resolution as askec by the President Prevent War Any such division Eisenhower said emphatically would destroy what this government is tying to any aggression by the Soviet Union in the MidEast Eisenhowers remarks about the budget were in response to ques tions A reporter recalled that Hum phrey said last week that govern ment spending should be cut that unless the government stoppet taking so much out of the econ omy there would be a haircurling depression Humphrey expressed the hope that the Congress would be able to cut the budget Eisenhower was asked whether there were any differences be on tween Humphrey and him those points The President replied tha Humphrey had based his re marks on a written memorandum which he Eisenhower had edi ted and approved in advance LongRange Goals Eisenhower went on to say that Humphreys remarks did not deal with the immediate fu ture but rather with the long range fiscal picture As for the Cabinet officers ex pressed hope that Congress would je able to cut the administra ions budget Eisenhower said ic always has taken the posi tion that should be every saved dollar possible It takes many months to prepare a budget and the figures submitted to Congress are only estimates he said Then he went on to say that if Con j gress can cut proposed spending it has a duty to do so Eisenhower said he is in com plete agreement with Humphrey but added he wanted to point out that Humphreys statements in his opinion had no application to the immediate situation Eisenhower said he has talked to Humphrey and that he knows just what Humphrey had in mind Furthermore Eisenhower said there is no indication the nation is about to face a depression He also expressed the view that it probably never again would be confronted with a depression such as the one in the 1930s their votes be kept secret RED CROSS PARLEY DES MOINES iff Some 300 representatives of Iowa Red Cross Chapters met here Tuesday to discuss the fund raising cam paign which is scheduled to get under way March 1 BACK HOME Mrs Willis Fatten left and Mrs W Earl Hall welcome their husbands back to Mason City The men completed Wednesday a trip around the world which covered about 30 countries They left Mason City Nov 8 and made the entire mile trip by air ex cept a week through Russia rAll About The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudiness Wednesday night continued cold low 27 Mostly cloudy lit tle temperature change Thurs day high 1215 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Wed nesday night warmer west low zero northeast 10 above south west Considerable cloudiness Thursday warmer southeast colder northwest Minnesota Fair and cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 17 Minimum Tuesday night 4 At 8 a m Wednesday 3 YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum 25 v MONACOANS ARE JUBILANT Princess Grace Has a Daughter MONTE CARLO UW Grace Kelly princess of Monaco gave birth at Wednesday to a darkhaired blueeyed daugh ter weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces The delivery went very quickly and in a normal said a medical bulletin signed by three attending physicians Her Highness the Princess and the child are doing very The bulletin added that the baby wat perfectly consti A booming 21gun salute an nounced the arrival of Princess Caroline Louise Marguerite first child of reigning Prince Rainier III and the 26yearold Hollywood movie star he mar ried last April Princess she will be succeed her fa ther on the throne of the 367 Riviera principality unless a son is borrs later to the royal couple The 33yearold Prince himself reportedly wanted a girl Monacans were jubilantat the babys birth If Ranier diec without an heir Monaco be comes a French protectorate and its cititens become subject to Frances high taxes and military draft Monacos taxes now are negligible and its military service nil Soon after the guns finished booming Monte Carlo Radio in terrupted a program of Mozart music and the Prince an nounced in a solemn voice This Wednesday the 23rd of January Her Highness Prin cess Grace gave birth to a ita girl at The news set off celebra tions the ringing of Monacos 14 church bells and champagne toasts all over town Oh shucks I wanted a John B Kelly father of Princess Grace said in Phila delphia when told the news Thats six girls Kelly had five granddaugthers before the latest addition Mrs Margaret Kelly Graces mother is in Monte Carlo Under a ruling handed down by the State Department the girt will hava dual citizen ship i 2nd Reapportionment Proposal Is Introduced Press Search for of 2 Girls Slayer CHICAGO of the nude frozen bodies of the missing Grimes sisters set police on a full cale search Wednesday with the hope a solution may also be found to the unsolved slayings of three boys Authorities quickly noted simi larities in the slayings of the girL Grinies 15 and Patri cia the three schoolboys whose bodies were found 15 ago nude and strangled in a wooded area Investigators searching the area where the girls bodies were dumped Wednesday found a yel ow sweater in nearby Santa Fe Park The size 32 sweater was discovered in a boarded up con ession booth in the park Patricia was wearing a yellow size 32 sweater when last seen Believed Runaways Finding of the girls bodies along a littletraveled county road southwest of Chicago wrote a ragic end to what at first was elieved to be an adventuresome sally by the teenage sisters Amid numerous reports that hey were seen in the city or en route to Nashville in search of heir idol Elvis Presley police vere inclined to conclude thej irls were runaways They left heir home the night of Dec 28 to attend a Southwest Side neighbor hood movie starring Presley Their mother Mrs Torctta Crimes 48 insisted thrcmghouf hat the girls met with foul play The girls and a sister and two brothers lived with their mother Wept Bitterly Her divorced husband Joseph also 48 a truck driver reflected frustration and bitterness when he came to the country road and ooked at the bodies Thats he said Then his body seemed to go slack and he wept bitterly Sheriff Joseph Lohman said the AP Wircphoto BRYNNER Mo line high school seniors who decided they had enough of the Elvis Presley type hair cuts have gone to the other ex t r e m e They transformed themselves into baldheaded re plicas of their new Yul Brynner nudenoggined star of The King and One how ever settled for a slightly mod ified Mohawk cut aodies may have been placed along the German Church Road near Willow Springs as long as wo weeks There was a heavy snow the night of Jan 910 and it was this snowy shroud that Grimstead Authors Recall Idea DES MOINES second reapportionment plan which would increase the size of th Senate by 10 members was intro cluced in the Iowa Legislatur Wednesday Rep Henry Stevens son and 19 other House members presented a plan that passed the House overwhelmingly the last two sessions Both times it was killed in the Senate The measure would set up a 60 member Senate based on a strict population basis The House would be composed of 99 mem bers or one from each county The Senate now has 50 mem bers and 108 Another Bill in Senate Stevens resolution would re quire reapportionment every 10 years with the State Supreme Lourt empowered to reapportion it if the Legislature failed to do so An earlier reapportionment bill was introduced in the Senate by Sen Arch McFarlane RWater It called for a 50mernber Senate and 116 House members vith the most populated counties etting additional members The House is now composed of one member per county with the Populated counties Reports on 1957 Budget Warns of Inflation WASHINGTON U4 President Eisenhower reported to Congress Wednesday that a record 1955 prosperity should continue into this year But he cautioned that more inflation may ride along with it In the last of his three major annual messages the economic report Eisenhower stressed for he third time in as many weeks his strong opposition to tax cuts and a sober appeal for restraint in wage boosts He listed 38 laws he wants from the 85th Congress They included prompt federal aid for school con struction more teeth in the anti monopoly and antimerger laws and more help for small aught in the credit squeeze Output of Goods The nations total output o4 goods and services reached a rec ord 412 billion dollars last year and for the final quarter hit peak annual rate of 424 billions Eisenhower reported forecasting continued good times But his basic theme was an ap peal to industry and labor unions Lo join the government in block ing the leapfrog advance of busi ness costs and consumer prices The figures Eisenhower cited showed that the country achieved a spectacular billion ad vance last year in the annual rate of production but he said that half the gain merely reflected price increases The climb in prices mav nol have run its he said it represents one of the uncer tainties and problems which cloud the economic future Fair Wages Eisenhower suggested strongly that he thinks the government is doing all it can do to curb price pressures short of heavyhanded restraints that would regiment the economy and invite a recession Therefore he said Business and labor leadership lave the responsibility to reach agreements on wages and other abor benefits that are fair to the of the communityas well as to those persons immediately in volved Negotiated wage increases and jenefits should be consistent with iroductivity prospects and with the maintenance of a stable dol And business must recognisa the broad public interest in the prices set on their products and nine most having two Several bills drawn up by the Iowa Tax Study Committeealso were introduced among them one hat would permit cities and owns to levy up to one per cent sales and use taxes Additional Revenue The committee suggested the auu JL wua iiiif snowy snrouu mail me apparently hid the bodies as a melnd of raising addit ional revenue at the local level Such a tax could not go into ef fect without a majority vote of Barbaras chest bore three marks which Lohman and coro ners officials said could have been inflicted by a small caliber rifle or an ice pick U N Hears Details of Israeli Plan for Gaza UNITED NATIONS N Y Secretary General Dag Hammar kjold Wednesday heard details f Israels proposal that she gov rn the disputed Gaza Strip under U N surveillance Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban lutlined to Hammarskjold the ilan under which Israels forces vould pull out of the strip but Is aeli authorities would stay be ind to handle the social and civil dministration Regardless of Hammarskjolds eaction Egypt and the Arab tates were certain to oppose the roposal The Arabs demand the eturn of Gaza to Egypt which ccupied it from the Palestine Var until the Israeli invasion in October The United States has suggest ed that the U N Emergency Force occupy the coastal strip packed with Palestine Arab ref ugees until a settlement between Israel and Egypt A major U N debate shaped up meanwhile on the entire scope and future of the U N po lice force It was expected to be gin in the General Assembly Mon day with the Soviet bloc and Arab states opposing Western proposals to keep UNEF troops in Gaza and along the Sinai Desert coast of the Gulf of Aqaba where Israeli forces also are still holding fast The Assembly last weekend called on Israel to get out of all territory she occupied during the invasion of Egypt and asked Ham marskjold to report Israeli com pliance by Friday the people All in all 23 bills and resolu tions drawn up by the Tax Study Committee were thrown into the hopper by Rep William Johan nes DAshton and Rep A C Hanson A bill asking an appropriation of 2 million for a new dormitory at the Marshalltown Soldiers Home was introduced Wednesday m the House Rep John Mo wry the principal sponsor of the measure said the building would have 250 beds and that it is badly needed because some veterans now are being housed in regular First measure reported out of committee to the Senate calen dar Tuesday was one permitting recall of elected officials under any form of municipal govern ment Introduced by Sen Jacob Grim stead RLake it was re ferred to the Committee on Elec tion Reform which sent the bill out only four hours after com mittee assignments were made Grimstead said he will probably wait several days before calling his recall bill for a vote ar services If all live up to thesa Eisenhower con tinued the capacity of our econ omy to provide the high levels o employment production and pur chasing power envisaged by tha employment act and broadly at tained in the past year will further Split on Issue Eisenhower did not renew his direct request of a year ago Congress consider restoring standby authority to regulate down payments and repayment terms on consumer installment credit Administration advisers are split on the issue In a brief reference Eisenhow er said the Federal Reserva Board shortly complete study that will serve as a use ful guide in determining whether legislative action is The report showed that Ameri cans entered 1957 carrying a rec ord installtment debt of but the rate of business was only about a third as rapid as that which auto and appliance sales brought on in 1955 The President took note of com plaints in Congress and elsewhere about the governments tight money policy He renewed his proposal first made in the State of the Union message that Con gress set up a commission of distinguished citizens to study the nations money and credit system The credit shortage has had especially severe effects on housebuilding Eisenhower re ported and has caused a dis tinct increase in the number of small businesses coming to government for loans be they could not get them where   

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