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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL IOWANS HUGH B O R S VOL LXHI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14 1957 MASON CITY DOLLAR This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection r The World Around Us i Point Four Program Helps Iran Number 76 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 ipEHERAN last time what passed for a taken here a pop ulation of was shown This very week another count was completed The figure has grown to slightly more than a million and a half Therein is a measure of this capital citys housing problem Probably thej one most ap preciated type of aid extended by the United States to a coun W Earl Hall try which had three thousand years of history behind it when the Man of Galilee appeared on the scene at a place not so far away has been in this area Its called Point Four As sistance and theres a sizable staff of Americans working on the assignment As we flew into Teheran from Karachi we were attracted by the large number of circles dotting the landscape for 50 miles or so These turned out to be brick kilns Their products have fouuc their way into multiplied thou sands of buildings In the less fa vored parts of the city a special type of mud construction is used I have yet to see a frame build ing Lumber is scarce First Heavy Snow Our arrival here had been pre ceded by the first heavy snow oJ the season To the north some 20 miles away is the Alborz range One magnificent conica peak known as Damavanc reaches up feet Thats nearly a mile higher than any in United States proper It i snowcovered at a 11 times an aerial landmark for hundreds of miles Beyond the Alborz range about a hundred miles lies the Caspian Sea and beyond there lies Russia One of the worlds greatest tun nels pierces the Alborz moun tains to the west of Teheran a railroad winds its way over the range to the east But there arc no visible evidences of heavy traffic The mark of U S is ever so much pronounced Extended Walk An extended walk through the downtown section a brief visit to a movie and a delicious din ner at a night club occupied me and my colleague on our one eve ning here There are periodic breaks in the movie to tell the audience in Persian script what the actors have been saying in English It was a London film In the store windows we found a quaint admixture of the east and the brands being merchandized in an oriental manner Kerosene lamps like those of my boyhood are com monly to supplement the tiny unreliable electric lights which by themselves produce more shadows than illumination Pedestrians must hurdle an open concrete drainage ditch at each intersection Some of these were well filled by the melting snow Shopkeepers huddled about charcoal burners on the side walk warming their hands and their behinds Some even had bonfires of paper and w o o d Teheran doubtless has its quota of beggars but they had been driven to cover by the chilly weather Mutton and Lamb Meat markets with their wares suspended in the open by hooks featured Irans favorite mutton and lamb Next door would be a fruit store with Persian melons at their luscious best Pomgran atcs are the commonest fruit Tea not coffee is the drink here pieces of lamb roasted over coals and served with a tangy sauce is the na Fiveyearold Walter Bill Cash Clear Lake is a national figure His picture appeared Thursday in newspapers and on television screens throughout the United States The son Mrs Rob ert Cash Route 3 Clear Lake has been named the Easter Seal tional dish The feature of Teheran life which will remain longest in memorys eye is the large flocks of hundred or being herded through the busi ness section Pedestrians some times even vehicular traffic halt while buyers pick the bird of their choice Theherding is done by one man with a long pike A trained lead it seems is the key to Persian turkeys apparently differ from American turkeys in that they show no signs whatever of being temper mental WALTER BILL CASH t Buy Body Recovered From Clear Lake Chris G Miller 62 Is Victim Truck Found in 20 Feet of Water at Bayside m i Approval Required By KEN MILLER CLEAR rubberclad diver Thursday morning recov ered the body of Chris G Miller 62 from 20 feet of water in Cleat Lake Miller was lying over the hood of his pickup truck Officers believed it had been on the lake bottom since Friday night The body of the Clear Lake man was recovered by a diver from Davenport Norman Crews an electrician was under water just two minutes when he found the body He said he first opened the doors of the truck to see if Mil ler was inside The diver said he feared at first the underwater current had car ried the body under the ice but found it almost immediately af ter swimming out of the cab of the truck Millers disappearance from lome was not noticed until Wednesday morning when two friends Dale Hill and Roger Pet erson also of Clear Lake noted his absence and broke into his CHRIS G MILLER iishing shack They discovered fish lines still in the water and checked his home to find he was missing WALTER BILL CASH NOW NATIONAL FIGURE Lake Boy Is Easter Seal Child Child of the national Society for Crippled Children and Adults He will be the symbol of thou sands of crippled children throughout the nation receiving Easter Seal services financed by contributions made during the an nual fund drive The campaign opens March 15 and continues through Easter Sunday April 15 The Clear Lake farm lad is re ceiving rehabilitation care and treatment at the Crippled Chil drens Center at Hoover School in Mason Cjty To Meet Presidents Wife Walter Bill was selected after a nationwide search to find a child representative of those who re ceive professional services at cen ters in all the states District of Columbia and the three terri tories During the 1957 campaign his picture and story will appear in Ask Higher Interest on U S Bonds WASHINGTON Treas ury Thursday asked Congress for authority to apply flexible inter est rates on savings bonds and proposed at the same time to raise the rate from 3 to 3Vi and magazines and cent ine will make personal appear Identical bills were sent to on network television He Senate and House which would Wll also vlsii the wllile House to give the Treasury the same fleximcct 3VIrsDwghl D Eisenhower biiity to adjust the interest onofflcially the Easter Seal savings bonds that it has on other securities If Congress approves the higher rate will be offered on all series E and H bonds sold on or after Feb 1 Treasury officials said there will be no advantage therefore in holding off purchases of the savings bonds until the legislation is passed The baby ill sell at the same price and carry the same maturity value But the present 9 year and 8 months maturity will be shortened to 8 years and 11 months the hip down and there were spots of weakness and muscle tightness in his right leg After about six months of the treatment he was forced to miss several sessions at the center due to eczema resulting from his illness Both legs weakened dur ing this time Began Training By August 1954 he had recov ered the lost ground and began training in the parallel bars at the center He also for the first time acquired left leg drive Walter Bill was stricken with poliomyelitis Sept 12 1953 when he was two years old In Decem ber of that year he started re ceiving physical therapy treat ments at the center At first his entire left leg was paralyzed from other TV shows including those of Dave Garroway and Perry Como They will return to Mason City March 28 Walter Bills first personal ap pearance is scheduled for the benefit dance and style show Thursday night at the Moose Lodge in Mason City a brace for his During the next two years Wal ter Bill was brought to the cen ter two or three times a week for treatments consisting of whirl pool baths advanced gait train ing and tricycle riding Accord ing to Bill Otterman former physical therapist at the center he will continue to improve in strength as time passes but for the present at least must still wear the brace and use the crutches Walter Bill and his mother will leave for Chicago March 10 to meet officials of the Easter Seal campaign They will go from there to Los Angeles where he is expected to appear on Art Linkletters TV program House Party March 14 From Los Angeles they will re turn to New Ydrk where personal appearances are planned on Family of 11 Flees Lansing Store Blaze LANSING Tosva UP Fire burned out the interior of a super market here Thursday and chased owner his wife and nine chil rAll About The Weather I UMIHI VViJC H11IB Cilll Redemption values in the earlyldren to safety from lheir sccond years will be increased apartment The blaze appar tially however to provide a betently in the basemenl of ter yield for bondholders who retbc brick building Part of the deem the securities before floor collapsed into the basc Ity If held for three years the new aonds will yield 3 per cent the return received on the present only if they are held for almost 10 years The present E bonds if cashed in three years pay only 2Vi per cent SAME irafflo in punt ment The owner Glcndon Connor and his family lived above the store They all escaped without injury BALLOONS FOUND ODEBOLT large gov ernment balloons bearing camera and radio equipment fell in a field north of here Wednesday after being airborne since Ian 28 Wiring Blamed for Bluffs Fire Story on Page 2 Cedar Rapids Man Hit by Auto Killed CEDAR RAPIDS UP Rob ert Maxfield 71 Cedar Rapids was injured fatally Wednesday rf uwu jjaii aim night when he was hit by a car Miln MuUord Ronald Seciey and as he walked across a street PoRon Pals Iowa Falls lice identified the driver as Ear Thc was taken to Wilcox J Skahill 16 Duburuie Funenil Home where funerai ar are incomplete Millers was reported in Florida and could not be reached at once Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Ger ald Allen was notified and im mediately ordered an air search of the lake area During the af ternoon open stretches of water were checked and Chief Deputy Duane Mayfield flying the sheriffs plane spotted debris floating about threefourths of a mile northwest of Petersons boat livery near Bayside Identify Spud Bar Deputies Bill McGill and Don Sturges with the help of volun teers launched a boat from the edge of the crumbling ice and be gan dragging the open water area Near dusk they hooked a spud bar which Peterson and Hill identified as Millers Trucks equipped for emergency rescue operations were then called from Hardin and Wright counties Underwater lights were rigged by Hardin County Sheriff Paul Hodgsons emer gency squad volunteers In 20 Feet of Water On reaching the open water area they placed planks the partially rotten ice near the hole and launched the boat The un derwater lights affixed to lengths of pipe shotted the outline of the truck and probing with hooks showed that both doors of the vehicle were still closed Thc truck was located heading south east It was believed that Miller had eaten supper at home Friday night andthat in returning to his fishing shack he became lost A heavy fog blanketed the lake that night and Sheriff Allen surmised that Miller was unable to see the open water The vehicle was up right Rescue squads participating in the search were composed of Dale Wolrod Ray Bailey Dean Schroeder and Dusty Solem Gar ner Gene Farmer Clarence Pat terson and Bob Barr Eldora and CHARLES E STRICKLAND Clarion Man Electrocuted by High Line CLARION A Clarion man Raymond Leonard 48 was elec trocuted Wednesday about 5 en a guy wire he was handling came in contact with a high volt age line Leonard was working with Ike Jenison Storm Lake who hac contracted to build a power line into Renwick for he Boone Val ley CoOp The pole was set ant a guy wire fastened to the top of the pole was trailing on the ground with the loose end laying over a fence next to the high voltage ine When he went over to the fence to get the loose end the wire came in contact with the power line which carried volts He was killed immediately Surviving are his wife Jean nette his mother Mrs John Leonard 84 a brother Harold Clarion and a sister Dora Nel son Gait TRADITION BROKEN GRAND RAPIDS Mich Linda Sue Hyde born Wednesday oroke a 132year tradition by bo ng the first girl born in the Hyde amiiy since 1828 Mason City Mostly cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday with a chance of occa sional light snow Thursday night and iight showers Friday Low Thursday night 2529 High Friday low 40s Iowa Cloudy and warmer Thursday night with occasional rain southeast and south cen tral and snow northeast and north central low 25 northeast 35 southwest Partly cloudy southwest mostly cloudy with occasional snow ending north east Friday Minnesota Cloudy somewhat warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 46 Minimum Wednesday night 12 At 8 a m Thursday 15 YEAR Maximum 40 Minimum s Federal Transfer Set for May 31 Another Story Photos on P The Peoples Gas and Electric of Mason City is being sold to the nterstate Power Company Du buque for a reported The agreement of sale was re ported Thursday by Charles E Strickland vice president of tha Kansas City Power and Light owner of the Strickland also is general manager of the ocal utility It is expected the actual trans fer of the property will take place about May 31 It is subject to approval by the government reg ulatory bodies All Property The sale involves all the Mason City property and that in eight surrounding communities The other incorporated towns involved are Clear Lake Manly North wood Nora Springs Kcnsetr Rudd Rock Falls and Plymouth Peoples Gas Electric is a division of Kansas City Power LightCompany and we are over 300 miles from our general head quarters in Kansas City Strickland said Kansas City Power Light has no other properties in Iowa and there is no direct connection Between ifs Iowa operations and ts main system in Missouri and Kansas Sale of this property to interstate Power should be in the best interest of all With the acquisition of the Ma son City area property Interstate RECOVERS BODY Norman CrcwM Davenport diver removes his mask after finding the body of Chr I 0 Miller on the bottom of Clear ently drowned when his truck crashed through the ice Kcllogg Photo Power will be serving electric and gas customers in 194 incorporated communities lo cated in the states of Iowa Min icsota and Illinois Serves Large Area The company which has its icadqiiaiters in Dubuque serves a large area in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota The P G E territory fits directly into that served by In erstate which now serves Han iontown Fertile Toicc LoJand j Gordons ville St Ansgar Mitchell Marble Rock Greene land many others in North Iowa Larger communities served by j Interstate include Dubuque Clin and Albert Lea j Thc Mason City area wilJ ba operated as at present with Mr as said B Pickard chairman of tha board of Interstate The exist ing personnel of Peoples Gas and jElectric will continue under the inew ownership District Office j A large district office will ba at Mason City and llocal offices at Clear Lake Man jly Nora Springs and Northwood The customers in this area will continue to receive the isimc good electric and gas serv ice as in the i Among the improvements 7n ilcrslale plans to make in the i near future is the building of a volt transmission line from Albert Lea to Ma son City to integrate the newly acquired property with Inter slates high voltage transmission system which extends from near Sioux Falls S to Dubuque and Clinton This new construc tion will assure the Mason City area of plenty of power for thc expansion of its present require ments to take care of any new industries desiring to locate here Strickland revealed An almost unlimited supply of electricity can be brought to thc Mason City area both from the north and from the south to supplement that produced at the Mason City generating plant he stated We are pleased to comblnft   

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