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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE u r kivusvn M V THI NEWSPAPER THAT MA KES A LI NORTH iOWANS HOME VOL LX1II Associated Press and United Full Seven cent copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY t 1957 This Paper Comists ot Two SectionsSection Ike Hints atAntiinflation Measures r The World Around Us The Taj Is Ultimate in Symmetry Number 69 EDITORS NOTE This is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL A GRA often vis tors to the Taj Mahal star their reports by observing th this fairest shrine ever raise to love is indescribable an then proceed to prove it by try ing to describe it Im not going t make that particular mistake Ill sura it up by saying tha Taj Mahal measured up to m every expecta tion and my ex pectations wer without bounds While I wouldn go quite so fa aT did in sayin that life hel nothing mor for him afte setting eyes o W Earl Hall the Taj at least know how he felt The Taj in reality is what yoi have seen it pictured to be hundred times with a certai sizable plus The difference i substantially that of seeing football game on the spot ant seeing it on TV You get the fee of the thing Started in 1631 This monument to the queen of Indias fifth Mogul started in 1631 and completed in 1651 is th ultimate in architectural sym metry Each minaret is balancec with another mparet eac dome vyith another dome On either side of the Taj overlook ing the Jumna River are tw identical red sandstone fortifica tions and two identical mosques One of the latter is a true mos que the other a guest house for Moslem priests built like a mos que From many points of vantage in the broad Jumna valley the Taj looms up in breathtaking beauty But the one best spo for viewing it was and is a gigantic red fort where Mogu Shahjahan had his palace throughout his extended rule in the seventeenth century Married 17 Years During the 17 years he wa wedded to Queen Mumtaz Mahal the lady of the she bore him 14 children 10 daughters and four sons The sons were later to quarrel about succession The royal pair were married in 161 and she died in childbirth at age 36 Moslems rate the romance among the most beautiful in al history The monument to the queen was the of a promise made to her The general form of the shrine is credited in legend to have grown out of a dream by the Mogul but a Turkish architect with associates from the whole Moslem world did the design The marble and other materials were also brought in from ali parts of the then known world Special Observatory Twentythousand workers la bored 20 years in the actual build ing of the Taj By the time of its completion the Mogul had be come an old man Before death he had a special observatory added to his Red Fort Palace the better to see his masterpiece When too weak to hold his head up he had mirrors set up so he could gaze on it to the very end In death he joined his queen under the central dome of the magnificent shrine A special crypt had been provided for the bodies hers in a marble casket of exquisite design squarely in the center his in a larger casket of identical design but greater dimensions at the side Old age held one major heart break for Emperor Shahajahan He dreamed of and even a twin edifice directly across the Jumna River from the Taj It was to be of black marble not white It never got built One of his four sons had seized power and condemned Shahjaran to impri sonment under a palace guard Why He had been a wastrel of Indias assets SEN OMAHONEY Boost in Gas Prices Said Not Justified WASHINGTON OMa honey DWyo said Wednesday a rise in gasoline prices which followed U S oil shipments to Europe does not seem to be We were told that some ma jor producers are swimming in he told newsmen in advance of the second day of public hearings by senators from three investigating groups OMahoney is presiding over the hearings OMahoney said spokesmen for 15 major oil now participating in a voluntary pool that supplies emergency oil products to Europe would be heard later Before hearing them OMa honey said he wanted adminis tration spokesmen to explain 1 Whether there is a con flict of interests between oil companies engaged in foreign commerce and these same of ficials managing a program set up under the Defense Produc tion Act 2 How 1950 and 1954 Defense Production Acts were used to set up a program that had been limited in 1955 by Congress to programs involving the defense of the United States OMahoney has complained that the agreement exempts the companies from antitrust law prosecution for actions they take with approval of govern ment officials U S Personal income Reaches Billion WASHINGTON n c o m e of Americans in 1956 otaled a record billion an ncrease of about billion over 955 the Commerce Department Wednesday The previ ous high of billion was set n 1955 House Passes 11 Bills Legislature in Speedup DES MOINES a burst of speed the House passed 11 bills Wednesday and sent them to the Senate Included in the list was a meas ure to change the penalty for con viction of a third offense of drunk en driving from a mandatory three year term to one of one to five years at the discretion of the trial judge The vote was 963 Another of the measures would give the State Aeronautics Com mission instead of the road use tax fund the gasoline tax collected on aviation fuel where a refund was due but not asked The vote was 7623 The commission would get an estimated to 000 a year additional under the bill Action Deferred The House decided to defer again an important bill pertaining to elections for reorganization of school districts It was set as a special order of business for Feb 13 The measure would require that districts which vote against inclusion in a consolidated dis trict still would be taken in if 75 per cent of the districts approved the proposition and there was an overall favorable vote The Senate meanwhile passed a bill requiring that all areas of the state be placed within a 12 HEART OP BLAST SCENEThis is the heart of the devasted area in cwown Reno Nevada which was shaken by three explosions The gutted business places are located at the intersection of First and Sierra Streets Streets for blocks around were littered with wreckage and debris Buildings Evacuated in Reno Following Blasts RENO S The blocksquare grade school district by July l Masonic Temple and nearby busi ioco ness buildings were hastily evac uated Wednesday as a strong smell of gas led to fears that a new explosion might follow Tues days propane gas blast in down town Reno Tuesdays triple explosion killed 2 persons injured 41 and de stroyed 5 buildings Wednesday national guardsmen Sports Bulletin Mrs Les Mason City Wednesday advanced into the second round of the annual Womens Golf Championship of Palm Beach Fla Mrs Johrt stone defeated Fran Emerson 21 in first round match play according to word received here She will play Ann Quast of Marysville who fin ished as medalist in the qualify ing round Tuesday Miss Quast ousted Maureen Riley Wednes day The bill one of the proposal of the Iowa Taxation Study Com mittee would 1 Require all counties to com plete a school district reorgani zation plan by July 1 1958 The State Board of Public Instruction kvould be empowered to complete a survey and draft such a plan for any county which has not done so by the deadline States Approval 2 Require all areas of the state to be in a district maintaining a 12grade school by July 1 1962 The county board of education ivould attach to some district any erritory still outside a high school district in 1962 with approval of the State Board of Public Instruc tion 3 No existing district would be attached to a 12grade district before 1962 without a vote of the people in the area affected The Senate also voted to recon sider the vote by which a reso lution calling for a joint legislative committee to study Iowas liquor laws was defeated Tuesday Fur ther action on the resalution jjow ever was deferred Sponsors of the vote to recon sider the liquor study bill said they wished to offer an amend ment to the original proposal The amendment would change the makeup of the study committee from five Republicans and five Democrats to six Republicans and Tractor Turns Over Geried Farmer Killed ALGONA Kenneth Busch 36 died instantly about Wednesday when his tractor over turned A wheel crushed his head Busch who farmed near Ger ed was taking a load of ground feed to another farm a mile north of Ledyard the Albert West farm owned by his grandparents He had turned on Highway 9 to jo north on the blacktop to Led yard The accident occurred sev eral hundred feet off the high way His wife Edith teaches vocal music at Swea City He is sur vived also by three children Tom my 12 Caroline 11 and Bobby 8 three brothers Leroy Myron and Leo two sisters Mrs George Wilma MacKinnon and Mrs ohn Phyllis Richardson and and police began ordering people out of the areas again as the gas odor became intense Besides the Masonic Temple a block from Tuesdays disaster a big Woolworth store the small Mapes Building and the Medical Dental Building Were ordered cleared The new fear came as officials still were checking into the ef fects of the Tuesday afternoon explosions Damage was estimated at more than million in Renos busiest shopping district Because a clothing store em ploye reacted quickly when he smelled gas a much worse dis aster was prevented But for that said Fire Chief Karl Evans the death toll could have been a Evans and other officials still sought the cause and place of the leak which freed the propaneait our Democrats Equal represennis parents Mr and Mrs tation of the two parties was of Ledyard of the objections raised to the Mr Busch was president the gas into at least three buildings in which it exploded The gas is heavier than air and tends to settle to the lowest possible poin when it escapes There may have been three such pockets The first of the series of blasts occurred at only min utes after an employe in the Pat erson Mens Clothing Store re ported smelling gas in the ment A crew of trouble shooters from the Sierra Pacific Power Co anc a fire department rescue squac under Capt Andrew Andersoi were rushed to the scene Thej evacuated nearly every one from the five buildings before the fire started Major credit was given to Or ville Owen power company trou ble shooter who sensed the dan ger He warned all in the Pater son store then rushed along tin street warning people to ge Men Asked in April Draft Call WASPIINGTON UPi The Army Wednesday issued a draft call for men in April less than for February and March Draft quotas for the Army customarily vary according to the number of men who volunteer or reenlist AH About The Weather Tiie firemen arrived as the resolution Tuesday Ledyard PTA first blast went off They evac uated those in the Gray Reid DL partmenl Store Renos largest and the Elks Club both on the east side of Sierra street Reno has a population ol about and the Gray Reid store was three stories high while the Elks Club has stories Neither of those known killed was inside the buildings Mrs John DuPrat about GO socially Hominent wife of a retired groc er was struck by falling debris Frank Spiua 48 owner of a jshoe repair shop was killed he ar jvjjivu iju Mason City Mostly cloudy and neath anautomobile which was little colder Wednesday night and Thursday Chance of oc casional snow Thursday Low Wednesday night 2326 High Thursday 2630 lowa Partly cloudy through Thursday Warmer extremeiua1 northwest Wednesday night colder northwest Thursday otherwise little change in tem perature Low Wednesday night 2030 Five day Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Thursday through next Mon blown over on him and crushed by a falling wall The Virginia street area where most of the gambling casinos are located was not affected and the houses continued business as us Repeats Stand on Controls Makes Plea for CoOperatiort WASHINGTON tin President Eisenhower said Wednesday the jovernment will have to move in with some form of inflation con rols if business and labor fail to deal with the problem adequately on a voluntary basis The President at a news con ference did not specify What type of controls he may have in mind Eisenhower also said that he be lievcs Israel has a decent respec or mankind and will comply with United Nations demands that i withdraw its troops from the Gaza Strip and the of Aqaba area As for whether the United State would go along if there is a U N call for economic sanction against Israel Eisenhower mad no direct reply to a question o that point But he did say th United States is committed t support the U N Israel so far has refused to com ply with U N demands that i withdraw its forces from all o Egypt Voluntary Drive On the matter of inflation Ei senhower was reminded that i his January State of the Unio message he called on both busi ness and labor leaders to cc operate in a voluntary drive t check spiraling prices Wednesday Eisenhower sak that when he brought up that poin in his message he had in mine the longterm best interest of ev ery one concerned He went on to say that if thar is no adequate voluntary effort and inflation continues the gov ernmenl would have to move in with some kind of controls The news conference also touched on these other matters said he still believes other things being equal that a nominee for the Su preme Court bench should have f lemming Quits WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower Wednesday an nounced the resignation of De Mobilizer Arthur S Flem ming The President announced at his news conference that he would nominate Gordon Grey now assistant secretary of de fense to succeed Flemming previous judicial experience He made that remark in reply to a question dealing with the retire nent of Justice Stanley Reed No Experience Told that Atty Gen Herbert 3rownell and for in e r Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York have figured in speculation on a iuccessor even though neither has lad judicial experience Eisen hower said he did not want to sa hat he would always insist on laving a man with prior experi ence on the bench He said he prefers s u c h noted that his last appointee Jus ice William T Brennan had uch experience Western day Normal highs 29 north to 37 south Normal lows 10 north to 18 south Colder Thursday night Warmer Saturday Turn ing colder again Sunday or Monday Occasional periods of scattered light snow or snow flurries during the period but little if any accumulation is ex pected Minnesota Fair and warmer GlebeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 31 Minimum Tuesday night 26 At 8 Wednesday 27 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 10 House Committee Extends Present Excise Tax Rates WASHINGTON House Ways and Means Commit tee Wednesday voted another one year extension of present tax rates on corporations liquor beer cigarets and The 12month extension beyond April 1 was requested by the ad ministration The committee acted after hearing Secretary of Treasury George M Humphrey reiterate his opposition to tax cuts this year The committeeapproved legis lation would prevent an automa tic drop in tax rates scheduled under present law for April 1 The revenue loss if Congress fails to vote an extension would amout to more than three billion dollars annually AP Wircpholo CLOBBERED dead fox which Cora Jones Prince ton Iowa is holding learned the hard way that its not healthy to loiter around the chicken house Mrs Jones 70 caught this one intent on a chicken dinner grabbed a rake and clobbered him she took it to town and claimed the bounty Europes need for oil from this ountry and elsewhere because of educed supplies from the Middle Dast Eisenhower said the United Itates cannot afford to have Eu ope flat on its back That was in response to a re orters remark that European ations apparently are not getting dequate oil and that Britain for example reportedly is down to a twoweeks supply Asked whether as President he could do anything Eisenhower re plied that he probably has certain powers but he added the govern ment should not disturb the econ omy of the country except when it has to Eisenhower said everything possible must be done to keep the supply tankers full SAME Attack New Bill Passed by House County Officers Meet at Hanford A bill passed by the Tuesday morning came in for a verbal blasting during the after noon at a meeting of the 2nd Dis trict of the Iowa County Officers Assn held at the Hotel Hanford Francis Messerly Waterloo vice president of the 6th District c a i 1 e d House File 46 vicious legislation which deprives you the right as ejected officials to He spoke to about 250 supervisors auditors c I e r Jc s sheriffs recorders and treasurers rom the 18 counties comprising the districts The bill as drawn by the com mittee would require that coun ties submit to the Slate Highway Commission by Nov 1 each year a budget of proposed revenues and expenditures for county road purposes in the following year Delegates Power Messerly said the measure ivoiild be an encroachment on he power delegated to those ia elective The bilJwas passed 6437 before being sent to the Senate A prin cipal amendment adopted on a landing vote would provide that f the commission disapproved a iudget the county board of su pervisors would hold a hearing and decide whether to proceed vith the original budget regard ess of commission disapproval or hanges Ed Refshauge Cedar Falls a member of the Black Hawk Jounty Board of Supervisors in rgng the county officers to hire lobbyist in the Legislature said Were going to have a county manager system if we dont get one down Good Lobbyist If you dont get a good lobby to work 24 hours a day youre going to be he said Some of the officers expressed confidence that a lobbyist would be hired in Des Moines on Wed nesday Following the remarks of sev eral of the officers with respect to opposing the measure a mo tion was unanimously adopted to permit the office of the district association to use funds for the purpose of lobbying Pledge Each Supervisors from all of the 18 counties represented at the meet ing pledged S50 a couiity for the purpose of opposing that bill Those responding to the call for funds from Harold Keying New Hampton were supervisors from Chickasaw Allamakee Bremer Cerro Gordo Emmett F a y e t t e Franklin Hancock Floyd Howard Humboldt Mitch ell W i n n e b a g o Winneshiek Worth and Wright Counties Lawrence G Cain steward of the Cerro Gordo County Home also urged the county officers to take mor interest in pending eg islation He said that emphasis should be piaced on those bills ef fecting the status of county homes J am sure that were going to wind up with our services haru   

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