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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS OK4E VOL LXIII Associated Pzesa and United Full Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 1957 Reapportionment to BeGiven Full Review by Iowa Legislature DES MOINES Reapportionment one of the Legislatures most baffling problems comes up for a full dress review at a public hearing next week The hearing has been set for next Thursday by the Senate Com mittee on Legislative Redistricting and the House Committee on r Constitutional This Paper Consiitj o Two SectionsSection Ona No Ill The World Around Us j Lebanon Is Corridor to Middle East Number 78 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 Lebanon This little Jand of square miles anc a million and a half population washed by the easternmost wat ers of the Mediterranean ought to know how a doormat feels Down through the centuries from the dawn of the civilization which was born in this precise corner o the world Lebanon has been walked over by intruders going some place else a hundred times or more In the days of the Old Testa ment this much bet ter than average soil compared with its identified with the Canaanites When Christ lived and did His works t w o hundred miles to the south this land was Phoenicia and its coast al dwellers were the worlds most daring sea farers Those occupy ing the fertile plains beyond the coastal mountains were and are ofSemitic stock Protective Hand In the time since this Mediter ranean pathway has echoed to the marching boots of Romans Persians Egyptians Babylonians Macedonians Turks and severai waves of Christian Crusaders Nearly 40 years ago October 1918 allied armies entered Beirut and the Lebanese Republic was on it way to being born on May 23 1926 France was assigned by the League of Nations to exer cise a protecting hand Today the imprint left by France is evident on all hands At present Lebanon has the distinction of being classified as the only Christian country in this Arab section of the world The parliament is constituted on the assumption that there are slightly more Christians than Moslems although further censuses have been studiously avoided as a mat ter of preserving status quo Important1 Ports Beirut and Sidon are important ports but there is little else here to remind one that Lebanon was once sea faring Phoenicia The French influence manifests it self in the use of French as a second language and in the fact that motorists here as in drive on the right side of the road Incidentally native drivers evi dence pride in their classification as the worlds worst drivers With them its a badge of bravery In modern apartment building and in other ways Beirut is the jewel of the entire Middle East and you can throw in all of Asia as faras Im Bui theres a slum section about as sordid as any Ive seen Its peopled quite largely by displaceo Armenians who have been finding their refugee status a way of life since the early twenties There are a few tentdwelling Bedouins among them U S Population Amendments anc Reapportionment of the Genera Assembly There are seven different plans for reapportionment now before the current session of the Legis lature leading some lawmakers to express doubt that any of them will be adopted But Sen Duane Dewel RA1 chairman of the Senate committee says We hope the hearing will clear away the mis understanding give us a full dis cussion of all the various plans and provide a basis for working out a redistricting program ac ceptable to both Reapportionment is the process of redistributing the membership of the Legislature to provide lowans as nearly equal represen tation as possible Every 10 Years The state constitution calls for this to be done once every 10 years But because the process is difficult and legislators over the years have adopted varying views as to the best plan to follow there hasnt been any thorough reapportionment in more than half a century House Republicans discussed the various reapportionment pro posals in a caucus this week but delayed any decision on which one to support Rep Robert Carson RInde the House majority floor leader said GOP represent atives are vitally concerned about reapportionment and want to get out a bill which can pass and which will achieve a far greater measure of adequate rep resentation in the Iowa Legisla Many Complications The great number of plans of fered in each of the last several legislative sessions is only one of the things complicating the re procedure Others are 1 The cumbersome process of passing a constitutional amend ment It must be approved by two successive legislative sessions then submitted to a vote of the seople Resolutions have been iled in both houses to shorten the process but they havent been adopted Changing the system also would require a constitution al amendment 2 A belief by some legislators hat the present makeup of the legislature weighted in favor of ess populous areas is desirable Tom their standpoint Some economy minded legisla ors object to some of the redis ricting plans now before the Gen eral Assembly on grounds that hey would create a House of Representatives so large that it wouldnt be accommodated in the Blacktasseled deep red fczzes for men and a thin black veil which reveals more than it con ceals for women are reflective of a large Arab population Five times a day electronically amplified voices from a few strategically situated minarets call these followers of Moham med to prayer They face south toward Mecca The American population is figured at around They like Beirut and Beirut quite obviously likes them More than once since Ive been here Ive heard the praises of the American University of Beirut AUB sung Founded in 1866 as ar American Presbyterian Mis sion it now provides educational and professional training for some students Its campus is one of Beiruts scenic attrac tions This institution is a factor of large influence in favorably interpreting the United States to the people of the Middle East wherever its graduates take root present House chamber They say they fear this would make necessary construction of a new Statehouse Budget Slash to Bring Reduced Postal Service WASHINGTON admin istration official forecasts drastic curtailment in postal service if a tentative reduction in the Post Office Departments budget is allowed to stand Deputy Postmaster General Maurice H Stans described as drastic and illadvised a pro posal by the House Appropria tions Committee Friday to whack S58 million from the billion requested to run the Post Office Department in the next fiscal year starting July 1 The reduc tion would be less than 2 per GOTWET Charles Rath 31 LaGvange AP Wirephoto the driver fH i WM tlie unvtl of this truck which mowed clown 125 feet of guard rail and ended in this position 50 feet above the St Joseph River at Bristol Rath who was uninjured said he apparently fell asleep at the wheel When I opened my eyes all I could see below was water and I cant swim Atom Warheads Now Stockpiled in France PARIS MB The United States las stockpiled atomic warheads in France it was learned author itatively Saturday The source for this disclosure cannot be given but it is now solid information Selected Allied forces in NATO are being trained in the use of equipment that would carry the varheads The warheads them selves are held by U S forces U S law forbids delivery of atomic warheads to other nations iIowever as one expert put it he aim of the Supreme Headquar ers Allied Powers in Europe cent However there were signs the House might reverse the commit tee action Stans said the department will lave to give serious considera tion to curtailing service in one or more of the following areas Ending Saturday deliveries and closing Post Offices that day re ducing the frequency of rural de iveries from the present daily jasis reducing multiple deliver es in business areas and elim nating the sale of money orders RED FACE DEPT HOUSTON IJPI Police here are hunting for the thief who broke into the parked automobile of pa trolman Terrell Wilson and stole his police uniform Queen Flies to Portugal Joins Duke LISBON Portugal Queen Ilizabeth II arrived here Satur day for a reunion with her hus and the Duke of Edinburgh Aft er two quiet days together they AM 11 embark on a brief state visit n Portugal They had not seen each other in our months and rumors were cir ulating last week that there was a rift between them Buckingham Palace said the rumors were unj true i A crowd of Portuguese and for eign dignitaries and more than 100 newsmen and photographers were on hand as the Queens plane ar rived from London The Duke reached the field one minute after the Queens plane touched down The Queen wearing a perky new red hat and the Duke went di rectly from the plane to the Britannia anchored at Setubal about 30 miles south of the Portuguese Capital for their weekend alone SHAPE is to train the Allied forces so carefully that in the event of Russian attack all the Americans in charge of the stock pile would have to say is Sergeant theres the Never Disclosed The U S government never has disclosed whether Abombs or warheads were located at any of its overseas bases The Atomic Energy Law forbids such disclos ures Last Jan 3 Gen Randolph Pate Marine commandant was quoted as saying Marines with the U S 6th Fleet in the Mediter ranean were armed with live atomic artillery but the White House refused to confirm or deny that this meant atomic warheads The Soviet Union warned the LJnited States Jan 23 against set ting up nuclear weapon and mis sile bases in other countries and said countries permitting such jases would receive quick atomic retaliation in the event of war The warning apparently was a re action to the disclosure in Presi dent Eisenhowers budget mes age that the Pentagon is working on plans for organization of six atomic support commands to pro vide nuclear firepower for U S Army units and allies Cut Ground Forces High NATO officers are trying to prevent member countries from using the increased reliance on atomic weapons as an excuse their ground forces from the present 80 000 troops to about Gen Lauris Norstad command er of the 15nation NATO force in Europe said early this month 30 divisions is the minimum with which Western Europe can sup port its present plan of defending all its territory At present there are barely 15 useable divisions along the western defense lino Nobody here pretends that even 30 divisions could stop a Soviet attack But the Wests strategy is that 30 divisions could hold the Russians until the mass of air bases can attack in cluding atomic bombing far be hind the Red lines power at Western mount a retaliatory Waterloo Woman Victim of Crash WATERLOO UP Florence Fader 41 Waterloo died Friday night of injuries received when a car driven by her husband smashed into a bridge abutment just inside the city limits on U S 20 w Wednesday U S Preparing New Pressures Against Israeli Strike Leaders Bicker NEW YORK strife among dock union leaders has stalled negotiations aimed at set tling the northeast coast water front strike A meeting Friday of the 110 man bargaining committee of the International Long shoremen Assn Ind erupted into a bolt leaders of three powerful Manhattan locals W hen the dissident group of about two dozen stalked out of Lhe meeting room 1LA President William V Baradley shouted All ahead Either fol low me and stay in or go out Talks Recessed The dissenters headed by Har old Bowers whose local controls the luxury liner piers along the Hudson River went back inside A few minutes later the union recessed talks Ports from Portland Maine to Hampton Roads stand idle by the strike of longshore men who went out last Tuesday afte expiration of an 80day TaftHartley Act injunction The injunction halted a nineday Eas and Gulf port strike on Nov 24 For the past two days the union has been mulling over the fi nal offer made by the employ ers the 170member New York Shipping Assn Huge Losses Bradley and Brooklyn dock boss Anthony Tough Tony An astasia apparently are willing to accept the terms and end the walkout Losses in the struck ports are estimated at million a day Several railroads have started ay ing off men with the flow of reight choked off to the piers by selfimposed embargo The New York situation has seen worsened by the strike of ugboat crewmen now more than 2weeksold Before the dock strike started Doth parties generally agreed to a 32cent hourly wage raise over he current basic hourly pay of a threeyear contract The settling of fringe issues has jeen holding up final agreement Some of these are paid holidays acations sling loads and work r r Her husband Irank 35 guarantees treated and released from the1 hospital and then charged by po lice with driving while under the influence of liquor Police said Fader was passing another car on the highway when KILLED IN FIRE ROSWELL UP An airman was killed and nine other members of his ground crew were his car went off the road smashed burned Friday when a B47 Sfralo into the abutment and skuirJec JH caught fire on a ramp at Walker Air Force Base here rAll About The Weaiher Mason City Fair Saturday night iow 1822 Increasing cloudiness and warmer Sunday High 3540 Iowa Fair through Sunday Warmer extreme northwest Sat urday night and over the state Sunday Low Saturday night 1520 northeast 2025 southwest Minnesota Cloudy warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 40 Minimum Friday Night 16 At 8 Saturday 18 Precipitation Trace of Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum w The HorseDrown Caisson Retained at Arlington WASHINGTON Iff After reconsideration the Army says it has decided to con tinue the 92yearold tradi tion of using a horsedrawn caisson at military funerals in Arlington National Ceme tery Several weeks ago the service announced the cere monial horses and gun car riages would be dis continued after June 1 in the interest of economy Motor hearses were to be used instead Friday Secretary of the Army Brucker announced the decision had been rescinded in view of wide spread expressions of re He added that the desirable economy is out weighed by the intangible values of continuing the tradition Laborers Top Income Tax Paying Group DES MOINES W Laborers moved up to first place as Iowa top state income tax paying group during fiscal 1956 the State Tax Commission said Saturday Farmers were in first place in fiscal 1J55 but dropped to fifth place last year The commission collected in individual stale income taxes during fiscal 1956 The year ended last June 30 Tax collections by work classifi cations included Laborers paid by No tax was required of others who filed returns Miscellaneous Workers Taxes of paid Professional of paid Taxes of Taxcs of aaicl by No tax was due for other farmers who filed returns Public of paid Retailers Taxes of oaid Executives 620 paid Farmers Salesmen and Saleswomen Taxes of paid of paid President Delays Decision THOMASVILLE Ga WSecre tary of State Dulles conferred with President Eisenhower Satur day and afterward spoke of fur ther action which may be taken by the United States in an effort to get Israeli troops out of Egypt Dulles did not say what that ac tion may be He added in fact that lie and Eisenhower made no definitive decision on that mat ter pending further clarification of the position of the Israeli gov Dulles and Henry Cabot Lodge American ambassador to tha United Nations met with tha President at his vacation head quarters at the plantation estate of Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey who also sat in at tha conference American Plan They conferred for two Saturday morning and for 45 min utes Friday night The session was against the background of Is raelis rejection in effect Friday of an American plan for with drawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip and the Gulf of Aqaba area Dulles flew here Friday night immediately after he had con ferred in Washington with Abba Eban Israels ambassador While House Press Secretary James C Hagerty announced after the session with Eisenhower Saturday morning that Dulles was returning to Washington immedi ately and would confer again with Eban there as soon as practica possibly later in the day Prepared Statement In a prepared statement issued after his conference with tha President Dulles said Matter of primary concern in our conversations was the failure of Israeli so far to respond to the repeated calls of the United Nations General Assembly that it end occupation of nonIsraeli ter ritory and withdraw behind the agreed armistice line I informed the President fully with reference to the exchange of views which had taken place Friday in Washington between the Israeli ambassador and my self in an effort to achieve the result sought by the United Na n n tions In view of the probability Clerical Workerslaxes of further action in the United paid Nations in relation to this mat WorkersTaxes ter Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr participated in this Corporation income taxes paid o the State of Iowa in fiscal 1956 totaled Collision East of Gilman Fatal to Two Injures Four GILMAN collision east of United phase of our conversations No Decision The President and I hope promptly to receive a further clarification of the position of the Israeli government Pending this there was no definitive decision Saturday concerning further ac tion which may be taken by the jUnitcd Slates in support of the Israeli six times has failed to Ui to Llclon Pcarce 18 Maicomply with U N demands that i and Howard Hill 21 Giljit pull fts forces out of Egypt Gilman Friday night brought death to Eldon Pcarce 18 Mal com and Howard Hill 21 Giljit pull fts forces out of Egypt man Four others were Before leaving Washington Dul said a car drivcniles conferred with Israels Am by Hill was in collision with onelbassador Abba Eban who at that apparently driven by Dean Kicjtimc turned down an American fgel 39 of near Tama Kicgal plan for pulling Israeli forces out RESOLUTION DISCUSSED President Eisenhower bids goodbye to btate Dill es center and U N Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge after a conler fince at Ihomasville fia The President is on a huntinggolf ins vacation at estate of Ireasury Secretary Humphrey was injured severely but his con dition Saturday was litsed as fair He had a broken knee and elbow and many cuts Pearce was a passenger in the Kiegal car as were Bob Witzel 24 Malcom and Roger Peters 20 Grinnell The four were re ported en route home after at tending a basketball game Also injured was Gene Daugh erty 19 Gilman who was rid ing in the Hill car Daugherty suffered a broken leg All four of the injured were hospitalized at Grinnell Witzel received a broken jaw and arm Peters suffered shock iN POOR CONDITION DES MOINES Marion County Hep G T Clark 51 remained in very poor con dition at a hospital Saturday fol lowing a farm accident of disputed Mideast territory Israel offered a counterpro posal but the State Department promptly called it not respons ive and Dulles authorized a statement of The stumbling block reportedly was Israeli insistence on a non belligerency pledge from Egypt or greater assurance of U S sup port before pulling out of terri tory claimed by Egypt SAME V
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