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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE LC V VI v H I NEWSPAPER THAT ALt NORTH IOWANS NIIOHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wirei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 1957 Legislature Hit by Tide of Bills FHOM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES Committees sent a flood of bills to the floo Wednesday including two major proposal affecting the Iowa Highway Patrol and public transportation one measure would permit cities to subsidi2e faltering publi transportation companies The other major bill would increase th size of the Highway Patrol and give its members a a mont pay raise The Highway Patrol bill was an amended version of a measur which passed the Senate with only three dissenting votes The Senat called for an increase in th The World Around Us A Clue to Economy of MidEast This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One No 114 as Number 81 EDITORS NOTE This is ent of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL TEIRUT a minoi roadbuilding operation going on directly below where this piece is being written theres a clue to the general economy in this entire part of the world Fourteen men with picks anc shovels under the direction of a forman who operates from a sitting posi tion exclusively are cutting W Ear Hall down a five foot bank as a means of doubling the width of a narrow streel alongside this fivestory highly modern apartment building At the rate theyve been work ing for the past three days its going to require upwards of a month to complete the project About a half block of street is involved The jobs going to get done no question about it But its going to take time Minimum Crew The point of all this however is that the minimum crew re quired to operate a mechanical earthmover vould have to loaf on the job something terrible to stretch this project out for much as a half day For the Lebanese and for the people of all Asia and its off shore islands the over riding consideration is giving employ ment to a large number of work ers irrespective of what they do Thats a valid concern I admit But the story doesnt end there This point of view ignores an inexorable principle of econom ics There can be no raising of the standard of living except as the sum total product of a people is stepped up assuming an equitable division of that totaJ product of course Primitive Tools Fifteen men are being given employment on this little street widening project using tools similar except for the truck used to haul the dirt away to those in use when this little stretch at the eastern end of the Mediter ranean was known as Phoenicia But if a way could be found to provide them with modern equipment they and their neigh bors could have perhaps a quar ter of a mile of modern pave ment instead of the mere half block in question The case here cited could be multiplied a million times in this vastly over populated section of the world Im thinking of the primitive agricultural methods that prevail everywhere north of Australia Wooden plows are almost the rule View Obstructed The region about this apart ment building is fast being taken over for residential structures Some of thum are of skyscraper dimensions and almost futuristic in architectural design Only a year ago my daughter and her family had an almost unobstruct ed view of mountains to the east blue Mediterranean to the west Beirut proper to the south Now their view is being obstructed in all directions There remains however an agricultural plot or two not yet preempted by the march of pro gress Workers with oxen and wooden plows till the soil Some body with a flair for words called this mixture of old and new an amazing juxtaposition of antiquity and Thatj quite a it conveys an idea Patrol force from 225 to 300 mem bers The House Safety and Enforcement Committee amendet the Senate bill Tuesday to pro vide for a full force of 275 men Another related bill approved by the same group would in crease the price of a drivers li cense from to and the price of a chauffeurs licens from to A special Transit Study Com mittee named by former Gov Leo A Hoegh said public trans portation in Iowa was a sick business because of a declim in the volume of passenger hauled and increasing costs 3 Forms of Relief The bill recommended for pass age by the House Cities and Towns Comittee would provide three forms of relief Cities would be permitted to use up to 25 per cent of parking meter funds to subsidize transi companies Transit firms would not have to pay the 6cent state gas tax The firms would be relieved o paying all license fees except for a flat annual registration A bill which would give farm ers mort leniency in the hauling of commercial feeds also was filed with the House Rep T J Prey RNeola re lated that highway patrolmen are picking up farmers now of vio lating truck rate limits in haul ing commercial feeds He seeks to correct the situation Weight Tolerance Frey explained that a farmer hauling corn is permitted a 25 per cent weight as lie is allowed only a five per cent tolerance on feed His bil would provide that where a farm er hauls corn to an elevator ha it cracked to become comnv cia feed he then would be allowed a 25 per cent tolerance on hauling the feed back home A bill to give businessmen in Iowas border cities equal sales taxation with those in neighbor ing states was filed in the Iowa Senate The measure was offered y Sen Jack Miller RSioux ity who said literally millions of dollars in sales are being lost o border states because of the sales tax differential between Iowa and some of these Des Moines Woman Run Over by Auto Driven by Husband DES MOINES Itf Edna M Miller 67 was killed Tuesday night when a car driven by her uisband suddenly shot backward and ran over her Mrs Miller had alighted from he car in front of the YMCA here Police said Miller 74 placed the automatic transmis sion in reverse and stepped on he brake When he turned around o reach into the back seat for a asket his foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator The open door of the car knocked Mrs Miller down as the auto jerked backward She fell under the car Sanctions on Israel May Receive Support of AP Wirephoto HUNGARIAN STYLE This swimming suit is an example of the latest beach style in Hungary The iron curtain fashion is a black and white striped satincotton creation trimmed with white pique Hun garian clothing manufacturers are leading the way in attempts to revive the countrys revolt shattered economy Tree Lovers at Ames Win Council Fight AMES UP Irate lovers have won their fight against a city ordinance which would have prohibited the planting of trees close to city sidewalks The city council faced with a jampacked chamber of pro testing tree lovers reversed its field Tuesday night and adopted sparethattree attitude The council voted unanimous ly to postpone publication of the ordinance indefinitely and also promised that there would be no more tree removals this year About 150 tree lovers jammed into the council chambers and overflowed Tnto the hallwaysto protest the ordinance which was passed in order to keep trees from lifting sidewalks and causing the city expense of repairing them Protestants headed by attor ney George Clark demanded that the city work out a far sighted forward looking pro gram for the trees of Ames in stead of the current program One home owner Mrs A H Kimball said earlier she would chain myself to the tree be fore Ill see it cut Launch Budget Hearing Postal Cuts May Stand BULLETIN WASHINGTON House Wednesday upheld an 000 cut in 1958 appropriations for the Treasury and Post Of fice departments The thi NIBBLING AWAY ON CYPRUS QUESTION on Cyprus Sports Bulletin IOWA CITY Jerry Burns assistant coach Wednesday was named backfield coach at the University of Iowa to re place Bump EMiott who has accepted the job of backfield coach and assistant athletic di rector at the University of Earlier story on Sports Members of KIcm Held for Dynamiting House MONTGOMERY Ala white men one of whom city de tectives say was photographed wearing Ku KIux Klan regalia were free under bond Wednesday on charges of dynamiting the home of a Negro leader in the drive to end segregation at Mont gomery James D York and Henry Alex ander surrendered to Sheriff M S Butler Tuesday after the grand jury had indicted them in the bombing Two city detectives identified York as a man whose picture was taken last November in Ku Klux Klan regalia Police Chief G J Ruppenthal said Feb 10 that the dynamiting of a ministers home and at least three other blasts of the seven in Montgomery recently were per petrated by members of the Mont gomery branch of the Ku Klux Under Alabama law dynamiting an inhabited dwelling is punish able by death At Knoxville meanwhile a dynamite explosion outside scarcely caused Louis Satchmo Armstrong and his Negrowhite band to miss a beat Tuesday night in a jazz concert before a segregated audience Thats all right the gravelthroated Negro trumpeter quipped as the sound of the blast echoed through the Administra tion Building at the citys Chil howee Park Its just the Nobody got exicted only a few persons got up to see what hap pened and the show went on There were no injuries and scarcely any damage The blast which police said ap parently was caused by no more than a single stick of dynamite tossed from a passing car ripped a four foot hole in mud about 200 yards east of the building WASHINGTON UP House Wednesday faced years first test of its budgetcut ting zeal The first appropriations bill o President Eisenhowers record billion peacetime budge came up for a vote The bil would appropriate to operate the Post Office and Treasury departments and the U S Tax Court The House Appropriations Com mittee approved it last week af ter shaving million from pos tal funds and million from the Treasury Department a to tal of about two per cent Some committee members were apologetic for not cutting deeper But the administration wants more than half the postal cut restored House economy forces claimed to have the votes to make the cuts stand Other congressional news Guard A former Marine general told Congress Wednesday that Na tional Guard training must be im proved or Guardsmea will fall into the danger of being consid ered draft dodgers or at least an untrained The state ment was made at the House Armed Services subcommittee hearing by Melvin Maas a form er Minnesota congressman and retired major general in the Marine Corps reserve The subcommittee is consider ing an Army plan to require all National Guard recruits to under go six months of active duty train ing They now drill once a week and attend twoweek summer en campments Oil Prices Victor R Hensen assistant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division told the Senate AntiMonopoly and Public Lands subcommittee the Justice Department will prosecute anyone found violating the law in connection with recent increases in the price of gasoline and oil Gas Tax Division Chief Fined on Driving Charges DES MOINES E a r J e S Smith 66 director of the state aulhorilv increase power from gasoline tax division Wednesday was fined a total of by Mu nicipal Judge Harry B Grund Smith pleaded guilty to charges of reckless speeding 48 miles an hour in a 20mile zone and driving without lights when arraigned before Judge Grund Wednesday The judge gave Smith until noon Thursday to pay the fines or serve a 10day jail sentence in lieu of payment Smith was arrested Tuesday j night by Patrolman Robert Burns who said he saw Smith driving by the State Capitol without lights Burns said Smith turned a corner driving over the curb and knocking down two traf fic signs Police said Smith was driving an official state car at the time Smith told the judge this was the first traffic violation I have ever You have been here a great many years and you have a good Judge Grund said but I have no choice other than to fine Cmdr Allan Noble British dele encouragingterrorism Short Snyder Nominated for New Assignments WASHINGTON Wi President Eisenhower Wednesday named his assistant press secretary and for mer Rep Dewey Short of Missouri to top positions in the Depart ments of Defense and the Army Short a Republican who was de feated for reelection last year after 28 years in the House was nominated to be assistant secre tary of the Army for civilmilitary activities Murray Snyder assistant White House press secretary was nam ed to be assistant secretary of Jefense for public affairs Snyder was chosen to replace Robert Tripp Ross who resigned after investigating senators ques ioned him about contracts award ed by the military to firms in vhich his wife held an interest ASK ABOUT POWER BOOST WASHINGTON The Fed eral Communications Commission las been asked by radio station CTIA Charles City Jowa for All About More Strict Rest Home Law Sought DES MOINES Gov Robert D Blue asked Wednesday what good docs it do to extend life if the elderly have to live out their days in substandard fire traps Blue chairman of the Gover nors Committee on Aging ad dressed the House in the interest of stricter regulation of nursing homes and solving the problems of the elderly He said all Iowa and nation was shocked by nursing home fires recently at Council Bluffs and Warrenton in which a total of nearly 100 persons lost their lives Cant Close Eyes Fire extnguishers cant make GlobeGazette weather data upia fire trap a better fire trap to 8 Wednesday Blue declared ThP The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudi ness and slowly rising tempera tures through Thursday A little light snow Wednesday night and Thursday Iowa Light snow most of state state Wednesday night little warmer northeast low 15 north east to 25 southwest Some light snow northwest with occasional drizzle developing southeast Thursday a little warmer Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Thursday through next Mon day will average about 10 de grees below normal northeast to 6 to 8 degrees below normal south and west Normal highs 34 north to 43 south Normal lows 15 north to 22 south A slow warming trend is expected throughout the period with no major temperature changes Minnesota Light snow warmer I Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 Wednesday 20 9 14 PLAYS POSTPONED The evening of one act plays by the Mason City Little The ater originally planned for Wed nesday has been postponed until March 6 at the Mason City Public declared The problem cant be met by closing your eyes the problem A new nursing home law must by passed The State Health De partment tells me it has ordered 50 nursing homes closed but those homes still are operating This is because the attorney generals of fice says the present home aw is unenforceable 500 Homes President Solons Confer Plans Report to People WASHINGTON un President Eisenhower discussed the Middle East situation and the sanctions onlsracl question with congres sional leaders Wednesday and decided to go on the air Wednes day night with a report to the American people The White House announced Ei senhower will speak from 8830 CST The address will be carried live by all major radio networks and by CBSTV and ABCTV NBCTV will have a kinescope at CST A score of congressional lead ers both Democrats and Repub licans talked with Eisenhower Secretary of State Dulles and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr for 2 hours and 20 minutes The lawmakers came away grave and with some apparent differences of views as to just what conclusions could be drawn from the meeting To Support One of the Democrats Sen Hennings of Missouri said his impression from hearing Eisen hower was that the administra tion is prepared to support tha United Nations if the im poses economic sanctions on Is rael The issue of sanctions has arisen because of Israels refusal to withdraw its troops from the Gaza Strip and the Gulf of Aqaba area as demanded by the But Sen Knowland of Califor nia the Republican leader told reporters no decision about pos sible support of sanctions had been House Speaker Rayburn D Tex said Secretary Dulles did not say whether they the administration were going to vote for sanctions or not if the question comes to a vote Made Pretty Clear But it was pretty clear that they didnt think they could stop a vote for sanctions against Israel if they Rayburn said Rayburn summed up the White House session in this fashion We talked up one side and down the other and finally de cided we couldnt get together on any statement as a group There were no definite conclu sions reached They discussed jEgypt Israel sanctions Dulles As Secretary Dulles hurried out through a side entrance of the White House reporters asked him Will the United States sup port sanctions against Israel nursing There probably are 500 nurs ing homes in Iowa which are not licensed The population in Iowa nursing homes is greater than the population in all of the State iLoard of Control Blue said that there is a con centration of elderly people in some cities and that Waterloo has the highest percentage of elderly people Iowa has the second highest rate of admission of people past 65 to mental hospitals of any state in the nation Blue said He added that only Colorado has a higher percentage AP Wirephoto SHES A DOLLMrs Michael Smart Banger Faint blind for 10 years gets her first look at her grand daughter twomonthold Robin King after the woman regained her sight after a cornea transplant Tissue from the eyes of Mayor Merrill Aldrich Taunten Mass who died Jan 15 were used in the successful I expect there be some thing about that later on front the Dulles replied Exchange of Views Dulles said there had been a very full exchange of views during the conference but no unanimity of views He would not say whether a conclusion was reached Ambassador Lodge said he ex pects Eisenhower to outline in Wednesday nights broadcast a positive course of action for this country Lodge said there will be no U S request for delay in Thurs days scheduled meeting of the General Assembly He said he Utiitecl States will be ready or action on the Israeli question at that time Virtually all the Congress members attending the White House session in the Cabinet Room had spoken out beforehand against applying sanctions to Israel without invoking them against other nations which have ignored U N resolutions SAME SHEAFFER GIFTS GRINNELL W Nineteen Iowa independent liberal arts colleges Wednesday received gifts totaling from the W A Sheaffer Memorial Foundation dis tribiilefl in amounts of each
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