Thursday, January 31, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JO WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXUI Associated Press and United Full Lease Wires Seven Ceats a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 31 1957 This Paper of Two Emergency Aid Rushed to Flood Area 6 Regents Nominated The World Around Us n Veneration for Cattle Unchanged Number 64 EDITORS is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how they feel toward America are more em phasized by Mr Hall than scenic features India Ive just about concluded that Id rather be a cow than a lower caste human being in this un believable city Sleeping quar ters might be about the same but food is a little cattle especially those with the big hump Theyre known as B r a h mans and theyre a sacred symbo in the Hindu re ligion The caste sys tem has been frowned on b national law since the adven W Earl Hall of Indian inde pendence but there are vestiges of it on all hands Theres even something of it in the Hindu at titude toward cattle The Brah mans are along wit the lion mouse owl and swan By way of distinction the ordin ary bossy is merely holy in lower The former is wor shiped the latter merely pro tected against the butcher Economic Basis As is the case of many anothe religious tenet the veneration fo cattle has had an economic basi in India Milk has beenand is principal sustainer of life in greatly overpopulated country If you get meat from a cow you dont get milk and milk i ever so much more important i the long run To the newlyarrived visitor i Calcutta Im sure the presenc cattle on all hands even i the citys busiest is the most striking physica characteristic Im still blinkin my eyes The tender solicitud with whichthey are dealt eve when they wander into a marke place is most impressive Many Are Strays Most of the roving bossies and bullocks have owners but several thousand are strays living off the land as it were Shopowners motivated by their religion of compassion toward animals take care of the rovers in one way or another Any surplus from the family table finds its vay to the curb And its quite amazing what a cowwill eat when theres no grass or corn Once the dairy herds were kept in downtown sheds with their special fragrance But in recent years authorities have decreed that these sheds must be situated at the edge of town I visited one and was more impressed by some other things than by cleanliness Calcuttas natives it would seem are trusting in some ways but not when it comes to their daily milk supply The delivery has to be of such a character as to make the substitution of water impossible As a result the dairy man takes his cow to the home of his patron and the milking operation takes place in full view of some member of the family Another Role A trip into the countryside out side of Calcutta revealed cattle in another role They supply most of the motive power for Indias agricultural operations Singly and as a team you see them in the fields drawing the type of wooden plow which must have been known to the founders of the Hindu and Buddhist religions long centuries ago The problem facing Nehru anc his associates in the 8yearolc Indian commonwealth is one of imposing a 20th cjgptury civiliza tion on a bullock cart age wouldnt go so far as to say thai it cannot be done But Im per suaded that it isnt going to hap pen tomorrow or the day after I wouldnt like to trade jobs with Nehru AP Wlrephoto TO QUIT SHOW OShea and his Virginia Mayo say they plan to retire from show business OShea said their reasons include heavy incpme taxes changes in the s taste in entertainment and problems of rearing a fam ily OShea already has quit TV while his wife will leave the movies when her oneyear con tract expires Justice Reed Retires From High Court WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower Thursday accepted he resignation of Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed effective Feb 25 Reed 72 is a Democrat He has served on the highest judi cial tribunal 19 The naming of his successor wiE be Eisenhowers fourth ap pointee on the Supreme Court E i s e n h o w ap pointees are Chief Justice Warren and As sociate Justices Harlan and Brennan The White House said it had noth ing to announce at this time re garding a successor Reed turned in a letter of res ignation dated Thursday saying he wished to retire from active service He is taking advantage of a novision of law which allows lim to retire at full pay and sub ect to call for occasional serv ce on the court if this is de sired Reeds retirement pay will be a year the same as his alary on the high bench Two other members of the high jench are eligible for retirement but neither has given any indi cation that he plans to step down Justice Black will be 71 on Feb 27 and Justice Frankfurter Was 74 last Nov 15 4 Democrats Among Those Selected Senate Must Give Its Approval DBS MOINES UP Demo cratic Gov Herschel C Loveless Thursday nominatedfour Demo crats and two Republicans to the Iowa Board of Eegents The appointees subject to ap proval by the Senate were Demo crats Harry H Hagemann Wa verly a present member Mrs Joseph Rosenfield Des Moines Lester Gillette Fostoria and Mrs Morris Berkhess Arm strong and Republicans Arthur Barlow Cedar and Mrs Kenneth A Evans There arc nine members on the Board of Regents Tile new board will be made up of five Demo crats and four Republicans if the appointees are approved just the opposite of the present party rep resentation The other members of the board are Clifford Strawman of Ana mosa and Richard Plock of Bur lington both Republicans and Roy Stevens Ottumwa Democrat Expire June 30 The appointments were made to fill three terms which will expire June 30 and three vacancies cre ated by Mrs Rosenfield and Mrs Ev ans along with present member Hagemann were appointed to six year terms Barlow was named to serve out the remaining four years of the term of former board president Dwight G Rider Fort Dodge who resigned last fall Gillette also received a four year term replacing V B Hamil ton Hampton who resigned with Rider Mrs will serve until 1959 to fill the vacancy left when Mrs Frank G Brooks Mount Vernon moved out of the state The other two appointees were named to replace Mrs Willard Archie Shenandoah and Car REED Fredricksen Sioux City both Re publicans Operates Institutions The board operates the Univer sity of Iowa Iowa State College Iowa Teachers College and Iowa School for the Deaf C o u n c i Bluffs the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School Vinton and the State Sanatorium Oakdale Gillette ran for governor against the late former Republi can Gov William S Beardsley in 1950 and also is a former state senator Mrs Evans is the wife o a former Republican Iowa lieu tenant governor who served from 1945 to 1949 Barlow is a member of the Iowa State College and University o Iowa joint economic council Mrs Berkness is the wife of a promi nent Kossuth County farmer wh operates a 640acre farm Mrs Rosenfield a graduate o the University of Iowa is a De Moines housewife STREET TURNED INTO CANAL The main business district of Williamson W a coal mining1 center of persons lies under water at the peak of the AP Wirephoto River flood More than 75 per cent of the city was inun dated Algona Youth Is Victim of House Fire ALGONA Gordon Braun 18 Algona died Thursday in a fire vhich broke out while he was sleeping in a house he was re modeling for his sister Authorities said Braun had aeen working nights on the house or Mrs Richard Robinson his sister He finished up his work Wednesday night and decided to remain in the house until morn ng The fire was discovered about Brauns body was found about five feet from the front door Firemen said he apparent y sprayed with burning fuel while trying to start a fire The blaze damaged the inter or of the house considerably Three Inches Snow in Southern Iowa Snow began falling in southern Iowa during Wednesday night anc some southwest points reported as much as three inches Thurs day The Weather Bureau said the snow was expected to push north ward and continue into Thursday night Southern Iowa had a possi bility of light drizzle during the day RECORD SET PARIS Pan American Air ways DC7C claimed a commercia New YorktoParis record Thurs day of 8 hours 50 minutes The previous record of 9 hours 18 min utes was set Jan 2 by a similar Pan American plane This Young Lads Cork Gun Went NOT POP LENOX Iff Tenyearold Doug Calvin got his bear but that wasnt all he got Doug put a 30 caliber rifle shell in his cork gun and pointed it toward his old teddy bear The shell exploded shattering the pop gun a piece of which hit the boy under the chin and in the ribs He escaped with cuts and bruises He returned home to view the damage after treatment at a hospital Formal Dinner Meld in Honor of Saud WASHINGTON W U S officials were re polled hopeful Thursday that King Saud would use his influence as a leader o he Arab world to promote permanent settlements of urgent Middle Eastern questions At the top of the list is the need for early agreement between Egypt and the nations which use the Suez Canal on the operation of the waterway when it is reopened to shipping in March President Eisenhower gave a formal dinner Wednesday night in the Kings honor at the White House The guest list of 58 men in Deluded 12 banking and oil com pany executives Also present were congressional leaders am bassadors of the Arab countries and 16 members of the party which accompanied Saud here Eisenhower received Saud in his office for a private 10minutc talk Wednesday afternoon Thej then joined a group of officials o both countries in the Gabine Room for 90 minutes of discus sion Afterward the President anc the King returned to Eisenhower office for a second private dis cussion with only an interprete 6Months Basic Is Opposed by Loveless DES MOINES Her schel C Loveless urged Iowa congressmen Thursday to oppose moves by Defense Secretary Charles Wilson to give National Guard members six months of basic training Loveless recom mended instead a three month training period He told Iowas Sens Bourke Hickenlooper and Thomas Martin and the states eight congressmen a six month training program would seriously handicap the National Guard and is totally un present Senate Gets Property Tax Repeal Bill FKOM OUR WIKt SERVICK DES legislative vaccine mill Thursday continued to jrind out more bills which have oecn approved by committees and now await action by the Senate and House One of top interest to many lowans is a tax study measure sent to the Senate floor which would provide for repeal of the personal property tax on house lold furnishings such as television sets radios and home freezers Another would apply a property ax to the flight property of air lines such as aircraft and flight equipment A measure put on the House calendar would revise the law per taining to school reorganization elections Two Bills So far the Senate has passed two of the 49 tax study bills and they now await House action The House has approved one such measure which is now before the Senate The school reorganization elec tion bill would provide that if 75 per cent of the districts concerned approved the proposal and there was an overall majority in all the districts even the single districts voting against the plan would be included in the consolidated setup Another Measure 4 East States Stricken Death Toll Reaches 12 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Numerous towns in the palachian Mountain coal mining area lay prostrate Thursday stunned by floodwaters that took 12 lives left thousands homeless and caused untold millions of dollars damage The floods sweeping out of he mountains into southeastern Kentucky West Virginia south ern Virginia and east Tennes see may be the worst in the re gions history President Eisenhower already designated flooded eastern Ken tucky a major disaster area and ordered use of whatever fed eral funds are necessary for re lief The President acted in re sponse to a telegram from Ken tucky Gov A B Chandler Gov Cecil Underwood of West Virginia also joined with Chandler in ask ing for immediate aid Death Toll Kentucky has eight dead West Virginia has three and Virginia reported one fatality In Kentucky Prestonsburg Patntsville and Beattyville shored up barriers against the on rushing Kentucky River even as mudcovered cities in the floods wake called for portable genera tors water purifiers and typhoid Red Threats New Market Woman Killed in Accident CLARINDA UP Mrs Dari rell Potter 30 rural New died Thursday as a result of in juries she received in a twocar collision about 4 miles north of Hawleyville About The Weather Mason City Light snow through Friday And warmer Thursday night low 1015 Colder Friday low in low 20s Iowa Freezing drizzle or light snow in south occasional light north Thursday night Low 10 north to 20 south Fri day occasional snow extreme north colder in northwest Minnesota Flurries colder Globe6azette weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 24 Minimum Wed night 4 At 8 Thursday 1 YEAR AGO Maximum 12 Minimum 13 of the talks Eimi8hl be The discussion presumably in cluded application of Eisenhow ers proposed program for stabil izing the area and protecting it against any threat of Communist aggression The major aim senhower Secretary of Slate Dul les and other officials are holding with the King is to convince him of United States friendship and good will toward all the countries in the Middle East Saud already friendly toward the United States derives most of his income from oil royalties paid by American companies Prince Hospitalized Meanwhile little Prince Mash hur limping but wearing a wide disarming smile entered Walter Reed Army Hospital Thursday for a medical checkup The 3Ayearold prince who came to this country with his father King Saud has suffered since birth from partial paralysis of his right hand and leg President Eisenhower arranged Another measure placed before the House for debate is designed to keep Iowa corporations from leaving the state because of cor poration laws It would permit such corporations to renew their charters for periods of less than 10 years and prorate the fees Thus Iowa firms would not change to other states where such fees At least a thousand persons fled their homes at Prestonsburg where Wednesday night a fire broke out destroying three build ings All firemen could do was let it burn itself out and prevent it from spreading As part of Operation the Army at Ft Knox sent sol diers medical corps men and sup plies to stricken areas with the help of the National Guard Red Cross arid civil defense Worst Licking Army helicopters dropped through overcast skies risking collisions in cases to take typhoid serum medicine blan kets and foods to isolated commu nities Upstream towns such as Bar bourville and Hazard in Ken tucky Pound and Logan took the worst licking Evacuees in these places began the task of digging out the mud and clearing ruins S C Van Curon managing edi tor of the Harlan Daily En terprise one of the first newsmen to reach Hazard toid of small children crying for milk and drinking water He described the Kentucky River city a coai center of about population as dark and wet A biH to make permanent a 2 cent gas tax increase enacted by the 1955 Iowa Legislature was in troduced in the House by Rep Clark McNeal RBelmond and six others He said the homeless stood in mud to their knees gazing at the ruins of once priceless possessions with no place to go little to eat and only the clothes on their backs He listed five dead Weather forecasters warned of new rains Leaden skies stretched from the Kentucky and West Vir ginia border to Tennessee BULLETIN VAN NUYS Calif Air Force jet plane and a four engine DC7B have collided in flight and crashed into populous San Fernando Valley One of the planes fell into the school yard at Pacoima Junior High School United Press corres pondent Vernon Scott reported bodies of kids are lying around i the school yard They are being for some of the countrys best wiyth blanklt military physicians to examine the prince and try to determine ex actly what is wrong AP Wlrophoto BLAST DEMOLISHES HOUSE This Cedar Rapids apartment house was ripped apart by an explosion of leaking gas which accumulated in the basement Mrs Wil liam Mullins and her daughter 2 were upstairs and Mrs Kenneth May and her two small children were in the first floor apartment All escaped with minor injuries TRADE FAIR PLANS NEW YORK Czechoslovakia Poland and Yugo slavia are among 43 countries which have accepted invitations to participate in the United States World Trade spring Fair here this Spillville Farmer Struck by Auto Near Home Killed W Pet rik tiO Spillville farmer was killed Wednesday night when hit by a car as he crossed Iowa 325 in front of his home Authorities said the car was driven by Godfrey Klimesh 37 Calmar They said Klimesh tried to avoid Petrik but the fender and bumper of his car hit the farmer Petrik was dragged about 160 feet and his body was cut in half officials said He is survived by his wife a son a daughter two sisters and a brother Funeral arrangements are in complete at the Balik Funeral Home here SAME DETROIT UP A woman called police Wednesday and told them a dog was chewing up her shrubbery Officers went to her house and captured a stray goat which was cropping the foliage