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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIH Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents A Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8 1957 This Papsr Consists ol Two Ona No 104 Saud Ike in Complete Agreement The World Around Us Karachi Is Bursting at the Seams Number 71 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 By W EARL HALL ARACHI story with a familiar plot is re peated in this semiarid Moslem land The main ingredients are TOO MANY PEOPLE LIVING ON TOO LITTLE LAND WITH TOO LITTLE WATER This became evident within five minutes of our departure from the airport for downtown Kar achi A whole field of newly washed clothes stretched out before us not on lines but on the ground and there wasnt a blade of grass just yellow W Earl Hall beneath them clay Within a five minute walk from this principal hotel the Metro pole is a refugee camp compar able with the pathetic slums of Delhi Calcutta Rangoon Bang kok and Djakarta Its one ol four or five all a fruit of inde pendent Indias division along re ligious lines The unhappy occu pants of these camps are Mos lems who had to flee from terri tory predominantly Hindu Bursting at Seams A brief ten years ago Karach was a tranquil little city of 000 thats small by Asian stand Today its bursting at the seams with about a million ark a quarter Nobody knows the ex act number at any one time due to these migrants who are still drifting in by the thousands Unwanted eleswhere they gravitate toward this sprawling capital city and exist like beasts AP Wirephoto MOST HAPPY PAPPY Thomas Bricker 72 Peoria holds hands with his wife Margaret 21 as they show off their one day old daughter Bricker a grandfather has an other chiid now 50 by a pre vious marriage of the field in huts of mud and straw The Indus Valley Civilization Karachi is about 100 miles west of the stream which gave its name to India dates back to years before the Christian Era Archaeological explorations have revealed a culture further ad vanced in some particulars than the present one Countless Invasions This civilization was o v e r whelmed by Aryans who estab lished their rule and their re ligion Brahmanism Time brought countless invasions by the Persians under Cyrus Darius and Xerxes the Greeks under Alexander the Great whose point of furthest advance to the east was the Indus River It was the youthful Alexander who gave that name to the stream and to the land through which it flows Translated India means Country of It isnt sur prising therefore that the people of this part of the world are try ing to drop that name for another Bharat Moslems from Arabia began in filtrating into what is now Pakis tan in the eighth century By the eleventh century they were run ning the show Mohammedan rule reached its zenith under the Moguls in the sixteenth century when the Taj Mahal was built at Agra Decline of Power Then started a decline of Mos lem power A succession of weak Moguls made the situation ripe for the British to move in around 1650 first through the medium of trade then by military occupa tion Rule out of London lasted more than two centuries with the Moslems being pushed con stantly into a diminishing role in the total picture Thats where Pakistans Mo hamcd Ali Jinnah entered the pic ture For years his was a voice calling for Moslem independence in a Moslem state That goal was reached Aug 14 1947 He was as sassinated Sept 11 1948 Jinnah is high on the list of Pakistani heroes President Iskander Mirzi and Prime Minister Suhrawardy arc guided today by the ideals bequeathed to them by the one and only Jinnah House Passes AntiDeath Penalty Bill FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES House sen to the Senate Friday by a vote o 7518 a bill to abolish the death penalty for anyone who was un der 18 years old at the time he committed the crime Rep John Duffy DDubuque sponsor of the measure said tha at present a child of seven coulc legally be hanged in Iowa Some persons in their teens have been executed in Iowa but those case came up many years ago Duffys bill would abolish tb death penalty in cases of murde of kidnaping for ransom by per sons under 18 at the time of th crime Duffy in previous ses sions has unsuccessfully intro duced bills to abolish capital pun ishment in Iowa No Increase Duffy said Friday in asking ap proval of his bill that althoug several states have abolished cap ital punishment for teenagers still is possible to execute childre at ages as low as 10 in othe states He said that where capita Dunishment has been abolishe here has been no increase crime The only other member who ook the floor to discuss Duffys Dill was Rep A L Mensing R who related that young people were sometimes put to death in Bible days Riehm Defends New Bill Letters Sent to County Officers ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DBS M01NES Rep Curtis iiehm RGarner said Friday he las sent a letter to boards of su pervisors in 18 North Iowa coun ies who he said are opposing a bill to give the State Highway Commission limited authority ov er county road improvement pro rams Riehm defended the bill that vas passed by the House and sent o the Senate requiring the boards o submit by Nov 1 anmially to he commission a list of proposed county road expenditures in the following year As amended the measure would provide that if the commission dis approves the program the super visors would have to schedule a public hearing after publication of notice However the board still could adopt the original program after the hearing even though the commission had disapproved al or part of it Chief Supporter Riehm was one of the bills chief supporters Officials of the 18 counties in cluding Cerro Gordo agreed Wed nesday to contribute each to pay a lobbyist to fight the bill in the Senate The bill was attacked at a meet ing of the Iowa County Officers at Mason City as vicious legislation which deprives coun ty officers of their rights Riehms letter sought by a se ries of questions and answers to explain the provisions and ef fects of the bill He said in the letter It is disturbing to believe thai county supervisors would object to adequate and efficiently planned road programs as well as informing the public of their proposed actions Exceed S60 Million The money to be spent on sec ondary roads for 1957 will exceed million in all counties of which million is returned by the state to the counties from state taxes The provisions of this law would result in all counties main aining high standards of effi ciency with its resulting econo Conclude Extended Confab Renew Air Base Lease Rep mond Clark McNeal RB el and several others intro duced a bill that would prohibit labor unions and labor leaders from contributing money to sup port political candidates The bill would apply to unions their officers and agents Viola tors would be subject to a maxi mum punishment of six months in jail or a fine Another House bill called for the licensing of auctioneers Flames Sweep Three Cumberland Buildings CUMBERLAND ffl Fire de stroyed a cafe and damaged two other business places early Fri day The Valentine Cafe was de stroyed andextensive damage was listed for Breckenmakers Market and the Lewis Feed Store on Cumberlands main street my that now exists in the large majority of the counties The money for these pro grams comes from just one these taxpayers are entitled to know tiow and for what their money is being Other Counties agreeing to figh the bill were Chickasaw Allatna kee Bremer Butler Emmet Fayette Franklin H a n c o c k Floyd Howard Humboldt Mitch e 1 I Winnebago Winneshiek Worth Wright and Black Hawk CONFESSED SNIPER AND VICTIMS Two young Detroit gins who had close calls with the citys phan tom sniper display evidence of his latest attack Carol McCarthy 11 points to a hole in a window of her home where a bullet entered and grazed her cheek AP Wlrcphotos Shirley Eland 19 shows holes in her dress after she was hit in the shoulder Believed responsible for these and other shootings dating back to before Christmas is Gary Taylor 20 He admitted the attacks saying I just had an urge to shoot at LEGISLATORS HEAR OPINIONS New Utilities Debate Looms FROM OUR WIRE SKRVICES DES MOINES shaped up over A battle has legislative bills which would create an Iowa Pub lic Service Commission to regu late utilities Herman Lord Muscatme an at torney for the Iowa Assn of Mu nicipal Utilities Thursday de clared the hidden purpose of the two bills is to destroy mu nicipal He was one of the speakers at a hearing on the proposals con ducted by the Senate and House Public Utilities committees Several speakers said they fa vor a utilities commission andi about an equal number expressedia utility commissioner but the WASHINGTON President Eisenhower and King Saud of Saudi Arabia closeted themselves for the Kings in they met Friday to wind up talks on Mid East prob lems A State Department official who attended Fridays conferences said Suud and the President reached complete accord oil each of the major issues They pledged to work for peace and stability in the Middle East Murray Snyder acting White House press secretary said a statement summing up results of the talks would be issued later Key Points After Eisenhower and Saud met privately for 20 minutes Snyder said they moved into the Cabinet Room Waiting for them there were Secretary of State Dulles and other U S and Saudi Ara bian officials American and Arab officials in opposition A Senate measure proposes hat a utilities commission be substi tuted for the State Commerce Commission and that the new agency regulate all public utili ties A House bill would replace the Commerce Commission with No Plans Now to Control Prices Pay WASHINGTON of Commerce Weeks said Thursday there is no disposition in this administration to impose direct controls on prices and wages and no plans for them are being made The secertary told a news con ference there is no essential dif ference between his views on the curbing of inflation and those of President Eisenhower Eisenhower has said the gov ernment might have to take stern measure if voluntary restraint fails to stem the rise of prices Weeks conceded that you never can guarantee what youll do under future conditions but said this administration from the start had gone to work removing controls from the economy He said he did not believe fu ture price trends would be vio lently upward and declared on the subject of wageprice ceilings There are no studies being made there are no plans being made there is no disposition in the administration to take thai SAME BUctc Jlajt death in past 21 hours Animals Destroyed in Lyle Farm Blaze LYLE of undeter mined origin Thursday afternoon destroyed two brood sows and a number of small pigs on the Ken neth Corson farm four mile northwest of here The Lyle fire department was called and firemen were able to ELIZABETH PHILLIP Hint All Not Well With Queen Duke BALTIMORE Balti more Sun says Londons cafe society is talking openly oT a rift between Queen Elizabeth and Phillip the Duke of Edin A London dispatch by Sun correspondent Joan Graham re ports The whisper started last summer It was then hinted by the knowitalls that the Duke of Edinburgh had more than a passing interest in an unnamed woman and was meeting her regularly in the private apart ment of Baron the court pho tographer who died of heart trouble at the age of 47 last The dispatch said the gossip gained ground that the Queens husband was being got out of the country to cool when it was announced that he was to make a fourmonth round theworld lour The Duke is now at Gibraltar on the last stages of his tour on the royal yacht Britannia The New Midwest Atom Power Plant Planned DES MOINES Mid western power companies wil join in building an atomic powei plant capable of producing kilowatts of power it was an nounced Friday The plant to cost between and may be built along the Mississippi River a short distance north of the IowaMinnesota border It is ex pccted to be completed by 1962 Exact Site The exact site not yet selected will be subject to the approval ol the Atomic Energy Commission The participating utility com panies include three each from Iowa and Minnesota and one each from Missouri Nebraska Wisconsin and South Dakota The plant would use a con trolled recirculation boiling water the announcement said That means it would be similar to plants producing electricity from heated water except that the heat would be provider by an atomic reactor rather than a standard con furnace 19 Plants The announcement brought to 19 the number of atomic plants presently planned to be built in this country at an estimated cost of Three arc sched uled for operation this year and the remainder by Northern Status P o w e r Minneapolis will operate the pro agency would have control over only private utilities providing power gas and steam heal These bills are so full of danger that we know of no way to do anything about them ex cept to kill thorn and we recom mend that you so Lord said He contended municipal utilities ire selfrcgulaietl Clyde McFarlin Monlezuma attorney for the Iowa Independent Telephone argued it would cost a year to operate a utilities commission and that funds would from utility patrons He said there is no need for regulating telephone rates because they compare fa vorabiy with those of nearby states dicatcd beforehand an Eisenhow erSnud communique would cover these key points 1 Extension of the agreement under which the U S Air Bnorce uses the Dhahran Air Base pos sibly for five years 2 Increased U S military aid Saudi Arabia wants to double its force and modernize it with bigger tanks and jet planes 3 Assurance of U S economic did for development projects Block Red Expansion 4 An indication that Saudi Ara bia will cooperate with Eisen howers proposed militaryeco nomic program for blocking Com munist expansion in the Middle East 5 Possibly an expression oC save the large barn in which the Sun said il originally had been animals were housed Brooklyn Couple Plunges to Death After FiveYearOld Daughter Died NEW YORK A Brooklyn couple plagued for years by illi nes and financial woes plunged to death Friday apparently after1 their 5yearold daughter died Police noting the proximity of the parents bodies in the court yard said it appeared they went down holding hands to gether in their plunge from the roof of the 15story apartment house The dead are Joseph T Ken nedy 46 his wife Nan 42 and little Valerie Dr George Ruger police med ical examiner listed the cause of the girls death as asphxla from manual An assistant told newsmen this meant she was choked to death Police had been mystified ear lier al finding the tots body be cause it bore no visible marks of violence One theory was that she might have perished from an asthmatic spasm Valerie was found dead in bed She was dressed in blue jeans brown jersey and shoes and socks Police said she apparently had been dead since about mid night three hours before the parents death plunge Police said the parents had been ill for years the father of a stomach ailment and the mother of neither had been in critical condition Neighbors said that the Ken all their troubles their chins up and the fa ther walked around every day whistling cheerfully Father mother and daughter took long walks around the neighborhood every in the morning and again in the afternoon A sobbing male ing the Kennedys a lovely fam ily and Valerie a lovely little What a sad end planned for him to return to London to spend a week with the Queen before she sets out for a state visit to Portugal Feb 1821 But these plans were dropped unaccountably and the Duke was whiiing away the time at Gibraltar until Feb 15 when he will sail to meet the Queen at Lisbon The Queen evidently will spend a couple of days with him on board the Britannia be fore starting the state visit to Portugal The paper adder that those who believe there is a rift think the Dukes tour was drawn out unnecessarily William Wisdom attorney for the Iowa Assn of Rural Electric Cooperatives said his group op poses inclusion of regulation of co operatives by any such public util ities commission No Fight Ben Webster secretary of the Iowa Utilities said his group has no fight against coop eratives or municipalities lie de nied there is any effort to destroy the municipal utilities and said the regulation should be adopted Its easy to understand the opposition to the Senate Webster said Those not now regulated dont want to be regu lated Its not easy to understand the opposition to the house bill which excludes the ancl applies only to the companies I On another legislative front a joint subcommittee on school re organization will meet early noxt week to continue its perplexing work on voting procedure Alternate Plan Sen David O Shaff CKCIinton said the subcommittee would con posed plant paling Iowa The three parlici firms arc Iowa Power Light DCS Moines Interstate Power Dubuque and Iowa Southern Utilities Centerville hope that the shipclogged Suez Canal will be reopened soon Saudi Arabia is feeling the pinch of the canal closure on its 300 milliondollar a year oil royalties Saud buys his guns tanks and planes from the United States now He is understood to have as sured Eisenhower he wants to keep on doing that and also to get free U S weapons without haying to sign a treaty which would put American technicians in control of such weapons American and Saudi Arabian diplomats hailed the Eisenhower Saud talks as a major step to ward stabilizing the troubleridden Middle East They counted the talks a big boost for the Eisen hower Presidents plan to protect the Middle East with U S military forces if neces sary and to assist the area with military and economic aid Good Calls for Probe of Proposed Natural Gas Rate Increase linue work despite mcnl attached to a bill passed Wednesday which would set up an alternate voting plan The amendment introduced by Sen Frank Elwood would give each school district its choice of whether it wanted loi be in a reorganized district or not The measure was attached o a policy bill which set up a 1902 deadline for putting all of Iowa in high school districts Shaff saici the subcommittee had been working on a voting proce dure sponsored by Rep W E Whitney NEW BILL FILED DES MOINES Ray jmond R Gillcspie D Thursday introduced a bill in the Legislature to establish an Iowa jprogram to aid permanently and amcnditotally disabled persons About DUFFY BILL DES MOINES W Protesting what he called a police state in many Rep John Duffy D Duhuque introduced legislation Thursday granting a person arrested rights to prompt telephone call Drizzle Warmer Air to Remain Southeasterly winds continued feed moisture laden air intoj ppiUowa Friday and the Weather Bu WASHINGTON OP Rep Coad CDIowa Friday called for an in vestigation by the House Com merce Committee of a proposed rate boost by Northern Natural Gas Co of Omaha j Coad said in a statement Northern enjoyed an eight cent increase in net profit last rea said lllc slate C0lld year over 1955 occasional light drizzle through Northerns request for an in crease in rates he said ap parently is in line with the rest of the petroleum industry in at tempting to gouge the consumer at every available opportunity with the idea that no one is going to say anything about Northern servos customers in ajKansas Nebraska Iowa Dakota and Minnesota South Saturday forenoon The drizzle put an icy glaze on streets and highways over much of the state Thursday night but rising temperatures eliminated the ice Friday The southerly winds were ex pected to bring a warming trend with lows slightly above freezing Friday night and highs in ihe 40s Saturday The Weather Mason City Fog ancl drizzle con tinuing Friday night and until early Saturday afternoon High Saturday 3G40 Low Friday night Iowa Fog and occasional driz zle continuing through Saturday forenoon Partly cloudy Satur day afternoon Low Friday night 3236 Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal Friday night through Wednesday Normal highs 30 north to 38 south Normal lows 11 north to 18 south Warming trend over the weekend fol lowed by cooling about Tues day Precipitation will average onetenth of an inch or less oc curring as drizzle or snow in termittently during the period Minnesota Drizzle warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 38 Minimum Thursday night 27 At 8 Friday 30 Precipitation   

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