Friday, February 1, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TH I THAT M A 1C I ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI1I Associated Press and United Press Full Wirei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1 1957 This Paper Consists of Two Crash Launches Tide of Protest The World AroundUs How Hindus Cremate Their Dead Number 65 By W EARL HALL CALCUTTA piece I am about to write will not be mistaken for a bedtime story It isnt for readers with delicate sensibilities If I didnt possess a stronger than average stomach I wouldnt be writing it as an eye witness Ive just seena man cremated according to Hindu re ligious ritual The scene of the cremation was a few blocks from my hotel at a place called the burning There are 16 pits which could in case of a rushing business accommodatethat simultaneously A few feet away is the Hooghley River branch ing out of the holy Ganges and its bathing repository for all that remains after cremation When my colleague and I en tered the paviliontype structure the body of the subject was stretched out on a grate of native logs over the shallow pit Mourn ing relatives and friends about 50 were participating in some complicated rites under the di rectioa of a whiterobed youngish priest No Women Present Occasionally the subjects head would be lifted Rigor mortis quite obviously had not yet set in Even the eyes seemed to be open The bottom of the feet were painted red an esthetic measure we No wtimen were present because the proce dure is deemed to be too shock ing to sensitive femininity With solemn ceremony logs were placed on top of the corpse to complete the pyre Then after two last born 8years old and the first born about 20 circled the body seven times the torch was applied flaming reeds by the pair first at the head then at the feet Grass and bamboo were added beneath as needed for kindling Three Hours Thats the part we saw We had to leave at this point From our guide and others however learned that the cremation re quires about three hours The sons must stand by and partici pate in the transport of the charred remains in a specially consecrated burial urn to the river There it is transferred to another crockery receptacle and submerged in what is assumed to be holy water Under Hindu religious law cre mation is required for all It must be within 24 hours No business for embalmers Processions to the burning ghat with body on litters or sitting up in a chair if the deceased is important enough are so common as not to create more than passing notice along the streets Parsis strangest of Indias re ligious sects cover corpes with curds and leave them on roof tops or other exposed places for the vultures Thats another way to avoid giving over precious land for burying Mark of Mourning The object of this particular cremation was a 46yearold med ical doctor He died of liver can cer The younger of the two sons had been motherless from birth This information I elicited from a mourner on the fringe of the crowd during the Both had to shed their burial clothes don a white robe and go barefoot for 11 days as a mark of mourning On that llth day they must submit to a shaving of their head except for one tiny wisp at the crown which can be used for pulling them into their peculiar type of hereafter Once a widow had to throw herself on the pyre and burn with her husband Now she must drape herself in untrimmed white for the remainder of her life un less perchance she is young and without children in which case she is permitted to enter into an other marriage The high content of superstition which characterizes Hinduism and all other oriental religions is conspicuous in every phase of life and as weve seen in this not very pretty story it carries over into death PRESIDENT TITO Titos Trip to U S Is Postponed BELGRADE Yugosalvia announced Friday that Presi dent Tito for the time will not visit the United States In making this announcement a government spok e s m a n Branko Draskovic disclosed for the first time officially that the governments of the United States and Yugoslavia had agreed on a Tito visit to Wash ington Draskovic said The two gov ernments had considered the visit of President Tito to the United States would be of mutual But its off now Draskovic said because of the condi tions and atmosphere in the United States These condi Draskovic said make it appear the time for such a visit is not as yet This clearly referred to out spoken opposition in the U S Congress to a Tito visit to Washington One congressman Rep OKonski RWis threat ened to boycott any Tito speech before Congress A bipartisan group of House leaders had urged the Eisenhower adminis tration not to invite Tito Iowa Mental Health Plan Criticized DBS MOINES Wil liam C Menninger noted menta health spokesman Friday tolc Gov Herschel C Loveless and the Iowa Legislature some phases o the states mental health program are and hundreds o mental cases are going untreated Menninger appeared before a joint session of the Legislature a the same time as bills calling foi sweeping mental health change in Iowa were introduced in thi House General Secretary Menninger a world famous psy chiatrist is general secretary o the Menninger Foundation To peka Kan He spoke at the re quest of the lawmakers His speech pinpointed certain shortcomings in the Iowa menta health program including th keeping of mental patients ir county homes and a personne setup that hamstrings doctor and superintendents After Menninger left the cham her two legislators rose to defenc the Iowa mental health program Not Alarmed Rep Henry Stevens RJeffer son a member of the Legisla tures Interim Committee whic makes regular inspections of stat institutions told the member dont go home I dont want you to think ou institutions are snake Ste vens said Rep Dewey Goode RBloom field said those conditions di exist in the 1930s but not to Menninger despite his criticism of the Iowa program received long ovation when he finished Schoolyard Incident Fatal to 7 Planes Collide Over Van Nuys VAN NUYS Calif MVA tide of rotest was rising Friday against tie practice of testing airplanes ver populous areas as a result of be flaming crash of a huge air ner into a crowded schoolyard The reaction came within hours fter the fourengine plane collid d at feet with a jet fighter nhursday then come down in a creaming dive breaking apart s it fell The accident which took place s both planes were being tested eft 7 dead and 78 injured In Washington Rep Edgar W Hiestand immediately ailed for an investigation of light testing over populated reas He asked that all test lights over Los Angeles be topped pending examination of he regulations Sounded Like Quake Residents for miles around saici he sound of the transport crash vas like an A blazing wing section exploded ver the athletic field at Pacoima funior High School where nearly 00 seventh grade boys in gym clothes were exercising The planes flying fragments cut them down as they ran Two of them were hurt fatally The our men in the transport also vere killed as was the pilot o the fighter plane Hospitals said 28 persons were admitted all but one students rifty other boys weretreated ant released attendants reported Two other schools and scores of residences for blocks around were damaged by bits anc pieces of the plane as it burst like a fiery bomb over the residential area 20 miles northwest of Lo Angeles Hundreds of persons in the sprawling Los Angeles basin saw he two stricken planes as they made their spectacular plunge rom cloudless skies Vast Curve The big silver airliner a DC7 jeing readied by Douglas Aircraft or delivery to Continental Air ines turned in a vast curve spouting flames and smoke As he angle of its dive steepened it came apart piece by piece filling he air with debris It looked like stove anc icker tape said a motor st M C Dougherty who was driving near the school when the doomed plane came skittering down The jet an F89 Scorpion being ested by Northrop Aircraft Inc went down several miles east o Pacoima No Parachutes Douglas officials said that theiri crewmen carried no because the flight was not consid ered dangerous There was no hope for them in the crippled plane A recorder taped their last radio message Midair collision midair collision HOW the planes designation were going Uncontrollable Say goodby to Killed in the DC7 were William Carr 36 the pilot ccpilot Archie R Twitchell 50 a colorful flier and parttime movie actor who made his first solo flight in 1923 Waldo B Adams 42 the flight en gineer and Roy Nakazama 29 the radio operator All lived in the Los Angeles area The dead boys were Ronnie Brann 13 and Boz Zallan 12 both of Pacoima DIES AT 101 HARPER Iowa UP Mrs Henry Heininger died at the horn of a daughter Thursday at the age of 101 Wilson Certain Not to Resign Until Summer WASHINGTON tf Risingcriticism of Secretary of Defense Wilsons remarka about the National Guard and his wifes reaction to that outcry raised this question Friday How long before he resigns For Wilson to quit now would make it appear he was getting out under fire Also he has indicated to newsmen he planned to stay on at least until Congress completes action on the military budget late this spring or in the summer But that was several weeks ago before his statement to the House Armed Services Committee Monday that a sort of scandal a draft dodging business de eloped during the Korean War hen youths below 18Vi the mini mum draft age could enlist in the rational Guard and not be rafted to This set off angry outcries from ational Guard of vhom called it a damn CHURCH LANDMARK DESTROYED Grace Methodist Church finest in Sioux City and located on the Morningside College campus goes up in flames as firemen pour water onto all sides of the structure Morningside College Church Burns Loss Hits SIOUX CITY searing fire which shot flames 100 feet in the air and showered a wide area with burning embers destroyed the Grace Methodist Church on the Morningside College campus late Thursday Firemen continued to pour ter during the night on burning debris which surrounded the one wall and bell tower which re Dulles Agrees to 2 Changes in Ikes MidEast Doctrine WASHINGTON of State Dulles Friday concluded six days of testimony to senators on the administrations Middle East resolution and was reported to have agreed to two amendments Democratic Leader Johnson Tex said Dulles agreed to changes which would 1 Provide for 15 days advance notice to appropriate commit tees of the Congress on just how any of the proposed million of military and economic aid funds would be spent This means that the public would know in advance just what is being Johnson said 2 Make certain that emergency powers as to the handling oE this money would expire with the end of this fiscal year next June 30 maihed standing No one was in jured although at least 30 per sons were in the church when the blaze was discovered The loss was unofficially esti mated at up to The Rev Harley W Famham pastor said insurance was carried on the 50yearold brick structure one of the larg est churches in the city The blaze was first detected about 9 by Mrs Carl Gall wife of a member of the church choir which was rehearsing in the choir loft in the main auditorium at the time The 30 singers and friends had been in the basement just a short time before at a party honoring the director Richard Anschutz A troop of Boy Scouts had just end ed a meeting in another room shortly before Mrs Gall discov ered smoke and ran upstairs to warn the others Firemen played streams of wa ter on the large brick home of Dr J Richard Palmer college president It is located behind the church It was reported the fire may ALBERGHETTl DIES HOLLYWOOD A1 berghetli 53 who guided his daughter Anna Marie to stardom as a singing star died Thursday of brain cancer have started ina section of the basement where choir robes and music were stored possibly from a short But the exact cause was not immediately de termined The Rev Farnham said his per sonal library which he valued at more than was destroyed but that church records were saved Report King Saud Orders 60 Custom Cars at Million DETROIT More than 60 jewelstudded custombuilt Cad illacs have reportedly been or dered from General Motors for King Saud of Saudi Arabia Automotive circles said the cars would be airconditioned and some would have oneway window glass enabling passengers to see out without being seen Armor plate and special gun mountings arc reported going on some still others are being es pecially equipped for desert hunt ing GMs Cadillac neither confirm Division would nor deny the report Sources acquainted with the cost of producing such custom built vehicles estimated the fleet would cost a million dollars ONLY SURVIVOR STUTTGART Germany The foreman of an oil explora tion crew was the only survivor Friday of a black powder explo sion which killed seven men Liquor Issue Referendum Is Proposed 38 Republicans Sponsor Bill DBS MOINES A proposed constitutional amendment de signed to result eventually in sub mitting the liquor question to the people of Iowa was filed in the House Friday Thirty eight Republican mem bers joined Rep Clark McNca RBelmond in offering the mea sure The total number of spon sors is only 16 short of the 55 votes it would take to pass the measure in the House The resolution would call for a constitutional amendment to per mit referenda on any broad liquo question Liquor Question McNeal said the objective is to make it possible for the people to vote on whether to legalize sale of liquor by the drink or an other proposal involving the sal and distribution of liquor In a statement issued in con nection with iutroclyetion of th resolution McNeal said We feel the resolution repre sents the first positive approach to the solution of this legislativ problem in connection with th sale of alcoholic liquors to b made in many years and there i little doubt in our minds but wha all factions to the disputewill b willing to rest their case with th people It should be carefully note that this resolution does not pro vide for the referendum iniliatin from the people but rather is con fined only to acts of the Genera Assembly relating to the sale and distribution of alcoholic liquors which the General Assembly chooses to submit to the people by its own act Veto Power The resolution is specific in providing that the veto power of the governor shall not extend to measures referred to the Proposals for legalizing the sale of liquor by the drink have been offered unsuccessfully in almost every session of the Legislature for the last years Several members of the present session are working on such a measure for probable introduction later when additional sources of reve nue might be needed Democratic Gov Herschel Love less campaigned unsuccessfully in 1952 for the governorship on a platform which included a plank favoring sale of liquor by the drink He did not mention it in his successful 1956 campaign but he has said that he would sign a workable bill of that type SAME BUek 4cilh IB 24 isourii and from members of Congress ome of whom demanded his res gnation Then came President Eisen lowers comment at his news onference Wednesday that Wil sons remark was Uncalled For And Mrs Wilson poke up indignantly s a y i u g Eisenhowers news conference criticism of her husband was uncalled She also said We think he h e r husband has earned the right to take it easy Wilson never has shown much deep concern over previous WILSON clamors in Con gress for him to resign But it is known that Mrs Wilson had been urging him to retire for a year or more before this most recent inci dent Wilson said in view true that she had asked Wilson to resign because ofmy However Mrs Wilson was hospitalized in 1954 for treatment of ulcers And only two days the midst of this latest uproar she left Walter Reed Army Hospital after under going rest and treatment for eight days Apparent Pressure In addition to the apparent pres sure at hoine for Wilson to resign there is the fact that the Presi dent has expressed his displeas ure Presumably Eisenhowers public comment about his defense secretarys utterance was careful ly measured What Eisenhower may have said to Wilson in pri vate is not known They conferred at the White House Tuesday after which Wilson in effect repeated his remark to newsmen Meanwhile Wilsons office an nounced he had declined an invi tation to testify next Monday be fore a House Armed Services Subcommittee which sought to question him about his views on the guard A spokesman said Wil son plans to leave with Mrs Wil son Saturday for a brief vacation and a speaking date in Florida Shell Rock Woman Killed in Crash Near Shenandoah SHENANDOAH UP Mrs Ward Harris Shell Rock was fatally injured in a headon car truck collision on 59 south of here Thursday She died sever al hours later in a hospital Mrs Harris was injured when she braked her car as she came up behind a road maintainer and the car skidded directly into the path of a pickup truck driven by Claude Apperson 57 North boro Harris Apperson and Apper sons two sons were injured and hospitalized here ORDER MORE ASUBS WASHINGTON The Navy CRASH VICTIM REMOVED The body of one of the four crewmen of a DC7 which collided with a jet fijrhter over Van Nuys is removed from the wreck ape which fell on a school playground Structures over a wide area were damaged by falling debris AP Friday announced thc award of 1 contracts totaling more than million for the construction of three more atomic powered sub marines rAH About The Weather Maiorr City Decreasing cloudi ness and colder Friday night Jow 05 Saturday night low 05 Saturday partly cloudy and cold high 1520 Iowa Decreasing cloudiness and colder Friday night low 05 be low north 815 south Saturday generally fair and cold Iowa Temperatures Saturday through next Tuesday will average 3 to 5 degrees be low normal Normal highs 28 north to 36 south Normal lows 9 north to 17 south Only minor temperature changes are ex pected until colder Sunday 01 Monday Precipitation will range up to nearly onehalf inch occurring as rain or snow mostly about Monday or Tues day Minnesota Fair and colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum Thursday 2 Minimum Thursday night 20 At 8 a m Friday 21 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum IR