Mason City Globe Gazette, February 21, 1957

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 21, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEI G H B 0 R S HOME VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 1957 This Paper Conslifs ol Two Ora No Ill Israeli Condemn Eisenhowers Views The World Around Us Temple Is Monument to Caesar Number 82 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 Julius Caesars big idea was to im press the civilized world of his day when he dreamed up the colossal temple here 50 miles inland from Beirut He wanted the finished product to dwarf such existent wonders as the Pyramids and Sphinx of Egypt and the Parthenon of Athens That he succeeded in that ambi tion I am well convinced after clambering about the vast rem nants of this monument to Roman influence at the east end of the Mediterranean Its building start ed by the infamous Nero and participated in by some 10 suc cessive emperors took 250 years Things fall into their proper niche historically if you recall that this temple to the pagan gods Jupiter and Bacchus in particular was being erected at the precise time Christianity was being born two hundred miles or so down the Mediterranean shore and entering into a two century period of growth un precedented in the annals of man kinds religions Extensive Excavations Describing Baalbek is in a class with describing the Taj Mahal Angkor Wat or the Par thenon In its general lines it obviously simulated the Greek structure more than either of the other two In magnitude the comparison would have to be with Romes own Colosseum It must be seen to be believed Archaelogical excavations were begun here in 1902 and are still going forward The project consisted of three parts an hexagonal court an inner court with im mense altars and on an Acrop olisiike elevation the principal temple to Jupiter There were two auxiliary temples one to Venus the other vastly larger than the House Bogs Down on School Plan DES MOINES UP For the third time in as many attempts the Iowa House Thursday bogged down in considering school bill Parthenon to Bacchus Limestone from a nearby quarry constituted the principal building material With literally hundreds of immense marble columns from Aswan Egypt some miles away on the upper Nile How these columns main ones 65 feet high were transported still has the historians scratching their heads KingSize Problem In the structure there are at least a half dozen single pieces of stone 70 feet long and 14 feet square Cutting them today would present a kingsize problem and moving them even two miles would be even tougher It was our great fortune to get the story of Baalbek from its one greatest living authority Michael Harriz a native of the area who has spent most of his life in far countries including China and A graduate of New York University his book on Baalbek is the last word We had thanks to a friendship be tween him and my Beirut sonin law Paul a guide service which couldnt be purchased A feature setting Baalbek apart jured from most other edifices of its kind is that its intricate decor ative effects even on ceilings a hundred feet or more high were chiseled after the stones were p u t in place Michelo Angelo many centuries later practiced the technique developed by these ancient Phoenician artists and craftsmen Large Wheat Farm One conviction born of an ex tended contact with the temple here as boy and as man Harriz has a thousandacre wheat farm in this fertile Bequa valley is that the purpose of the temple was to make friends and influ ence people for the Romans As the bounds of their empire wid ened they needed more man power to do their work and their fighting While the temple was erected to Roman gods there were pro visions for extending the dedi cation to include gods of sub jugated peopJe Baal from whom the temple takes its name MENON AP Wirephoto dias V K Krishna Menon delegate to the is recov ering satisfactorily after he collapsed during an extened debate on the Kashmir ques tion Suffering from blood cir culation trouble Menon spoke heatedly for two doctors he broke down a major Only in the last 5 minutes of a 90minute debate did any question come to a vote That question which wouldgive school districts the right of court appeal in any reorganization approved by an overwhelming vote as an expression of Whitney Displeased Rep W E Whitney RAurelia chairman of the House Schools Committee appeared displeased at the close of the session Im tired of bumping my head against a stone he said If we cant get anything done we just The furor was created over an amendment to a committee bill by Reps Curtis Riehm RGar ner and Willard Freed DGow Small Districts Defended The men spoke out for the rights of small districts to resist or appeal reorganization plans The committee bill would have set up the Department of Public Instruction as final authority to solving reorganization disputes The department has long been trying to group the states small school districts into larger ones Action on the bills now is de ferred until Monday or Tuesday Plane Crashes Near School Pilot Dies HERTFORD military plane crashed into a ga rage n e a r a high school here Thursday killing the pilot and in juring several mechanics who were working inside One me chanic was missing and feared dead The crash set the garage afire But Mayor Darden said no one at the Perquimans High School 150 yards away was in Trailer Measure Passes Amendment Is Defeated DES MOINES tfi The Iowa Senate Thursday passed a bill permitting trucks 50 feet long to operate on Iowa highways after beating down an amendment which in effect would have killed the bill The vote on the measure pre viously passed by the House was 408 A long wrangle developed over a proposed amendment by Sen Robert Rigler RNew Hampton which would have limited SO fool trucks to four lane highways Present law limits the length of trucks to 45 feet Rigler declared that Iowas Highways are too narrow and too hilly to take care of these 50 foot Interests of Safety I think we owe it to the peo ple of Iowa to adopt my amend ment in the interests of highway Rigler said The amendment was opposed by Sen John Walker RWil who said the bill as or iginally proposed would be bene ficial to both livestock producers and industry He said he thought Rigler was confused on the issue of high way safety since the U S Bu reau of Public Roads estimates that it takes an automobile only twotenths of a second longer to get around a 50 foot truck than a 45 foot In answer to a question from Sen Jack Schroeder RDaven port as to whether the effect of ihe amendment wouldnt be to kill the bill Rigler answered Thats right I think we owe it to the people of 398 Margin The Senate voted the Rigler amendment down 398 and then passed the bill A joint resolution calling for an annual session of the Legislature was filed in the House The House Constitutional Amendment Committee framed the measure which would have a session to work on money matters every other year and another session to take up regular legisla tive matters in the years between Rep A C Hanson RInwood said the process of government is getting so complicated espe cially where money matters are concerned that we cant do jus tice to our job in one STRIKE SETTLED NEW YORK UP Tugboat crewmen and their employers reach an agreement Thursday that settled a 20dayold tugboat strike SAME SMOKY AFTERMATH Firemen and townspeople view the smoky aftermath of a blaze in downtown El more which destroyed three buildings Firemen THREE BUILDINGS DESTROYED Huge Loss in Elmore Blaze ELMORE well above Thursday was re ported from a fire in this com munity of some 400 people on the IowaMinnesota border south of Blue Earth Three four business places and three apart ments were burned to the ground Firemen from Elmore and Blue Earth battled the blaze The fire apparently broke out in the basement of the Osterman Produce Co It was discovered at by Louise Snook who ived in an apartment over the produce She told her son Jerry 15 who turned in the alarm but neglected to tell the telephone Bulletins ALAMAGORDO N M An Air Force Matador guided missile roared out of control shortly after being test fired Thursday Its impact point was unknown although officials be lieved it came down in a sparsely populated region of the Rockies somewhere outside the vast guided missile range in southern New Mexico CHICAGO ff Brooklyns Dodgers who recently sold their Ebbets Field home purchased Wrigley Field in Los Angeles Thursday but said they intended to operate the California fran chise in the Pacific Coast League at this time operator the location of the blaze Firemen drove through town be fore discovering the fire At first they thought it was confined to the produce basement but then found flames had invaded the walls of the building The Blue Angry Reaction to Speech Showdown Is Delayed BULLETIN JERUSALEM Israel UP The Israeli cabinet failed to reach agreement Thursday on President Eisenhowers call for unconditional withdrawal of this countrys forces from Gaza Strip and the shore of the Gutf of Aqaba As a result in formed sources said the gov ernment has postponed a reply to Washington FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTONIsraeli circles Thursday condemned President Eisenhower for throwing U S support behind a United Nations move to exert pressure on Israel if it does not withdraw its troops from Egypt The initial angry reaction sug gested that Israel does not plan as the President had hoped it would to give in on the withdraw al issue as a result of the U S stand Eisenhower discussed the fateful Middle East crisis in a Earth Fire Department then was burned out and the walls colnationwide radioTV address GlobeGnzctte Photos by Webb from El move and Blue Earth battled the blaze most of Thursday morning before getting it under control called in at about 7 lapsed One wall of the produce The fire spread to the Emerbuilding fell into the adjoining son Grocery in the same brickweekly newspaper office and Odd faced building and then to the Fellows Hall This building also neighboring Mino Cafe Interiors of the two buildings Light Snow Drizzle Reported in Iowa Light snow and freezing drizzle was reported in North Iowa Thursday as milder air over Iowa collided with colder air from the northwest The Weather Bureau said the cool front would reach southeast Iowa by Thursday night probably causing snow flurries or light rain ihowers as it crossed the slalo ONCE WAS CAFE One wall is all that remains of the Mino Cafe at Elmore after a fire Thursday The wall right is the rear of a twostory brick building hous inga grocery and produce which also burned water was gutted and by its walls had collapsed Firemen pumped the Elmore water tank empty and then be gan pumping from the commun itys mains before the blaze was brought under control At noon Elmore firemen still were putting out isolated blazes in different corners of the razed buildings Light snowfall hampered the efforts of the fire fighters but temperatures were high enough to prevent freezing of played on the flames Elmore Fire Chief Bill Halver son described the as the worst in his communitys history At the height of the blaze the flames were visible for 10 miles The four buildings form an L shape at a downtown corner Inside the newspaper plant were copies of this weeks edition printed Wednesday and ready for delivery Thursday They burned CoPublisher Harold Norman sal vaged the office records but said there was no way of knowing how much equipment could be used again Stored in the produce firm were 10 tons of feed and about 500 cases of eggs Forced from apartments in their night clothes in the corner build ing were Gladys Gullickson Stella Wednesday night He reiterated his hope that Israel will see that its best immediate and interests lie in complying with a U N order to pull out of the Gaza Strip and Gulf of Apaba Believes Pressure Needed But he said that if Israel con tinued its refusal I believe hi the interests of peace the United Nations has no choice but to exert pressure upon Israel to To give Israel a last chance to reconsider the United Slates succeeded in gaining one and of a U N showdown on applying sane tions against the Jewish nation The U N session originally scheduled for Thursday will be held Friday instead In Jerusalem Premier David BenGurion called the Israeli cab inet into emergency session and planned to address an extraordi nary session of the Knesset Par liament afterwards Hopes Dim The United States hoped that Eisenhowers declaration of support for some form of action agninst Israel would con vince the Israeli cabinet to accept demands for a troop with drawal Those hopes dimmed however when highly placed Israeli sources in Washington made a strong at tack on the Presidents speech They labeled as completely mis leading the main points of the Thompson and her son and Fred Snooks and her two sons Eisenhower carefully refrained They were unable to save any ofifrom spelli out SQrt f their bolongmgs pressure the United States Mr and Mrs Ed support against Israel in owners of the grocery are vacathe United Nations if it continued tioning in Florida C M Wicken publisher of the Elmore Eye is in California happens to have been the Phocni cian counterpart of the Romans god of gods known as Jupiter Iowa Senators Urge Appointment of Third U S Judge WASHINGTON Hick and Martin Iowa Repub licans Wednesday urged a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to ap prove a bill calling for appoint ment of a third district judge for Iowa subcommittee Hickcnlooper said Iowa has the largest population of any state presently limited to two judges Martin said the State of Ne vada with population has two same Iowa TEMPLE TO PAGAN GODS Baalbeck a colossal temple ordered built by Caesar to honor the pagan gods took 250 years to complete Earl Hall tells about the monu ment in his report in the column to the left Living Costs Reach Another New High WASHINGTON W The government Thursday reported living costs rose to a record level in January for the fifth consecutive month In a statement prepared for thej The boost means al least a pennyanhour pay boost for about workers in the auto aircraft and farm equipment indus tries Their labor contracts clauses gearing pay to the govern ment index The new index for midJanu ary showed a rise of twotenths of one per cent from tl I V wu 1 1 LJlll III Ill with more than populajher This brought the index to Fl t t i c j i tion Appointment of a third judge who would serve as a roving judge to aid in clearing overcrowded dockets in both the northern and southern districts of Iowa has been advocated An omnibus bill on federal iudgeships is pending before the Judiciary Committee 300 MODELS DETROIT per cent of the 194749 av erage It thus now takes to buy what could be purchased for a bill in the 194749 era Ewan Clague labor statistics commissioner told newsmen in appraising the living cost situa tion Id say not much change com ing in February There seems to he more factors nudging upward Wards Auto rAII About The Weather to defy the world organization But he indicated he was thinking more in terms of moral pres sure than military or economic sanctions Raise Outcry A proposal by AfroAsian na tions that tough sanctions be ap plied against Israel has raised an from many members of Congress One high official said how ever that the President had not ruled out sanctions In referring only to this official said the Chief Executive was being deliberately vague to give the United States a free hand for maneuvering its position if the is sue does reach a showdown The British Foreign Office said it would be wrong to vote sanc tions against Israel without the other part of the picture being The British took the the should work Mason City Light snow and er Thursday night low near 5iout a combined abovc Snow flurries and colderracli withdrawal and guaran Friday high around 15 lows Cloudy and cooler Thurs day night snow flurries north west low 1020 northwest 20s than downward I think its going io g a kc southeast Snow flurries and colder Friday Minnesota Light snow colder GlobeGazette weather data up tees of freedom of shipping for Israel in the Gulf of Aqaba Denmark Canada and Australia aiso made known their opposition to sanctions and they were ex pected to be joined by the other motive Reports Thursday said10 kccP creeping like this there are exactly 300 indivirhiallyj The record January living cost priced 1957 cars on the is per cent higher than today a year ago Maximum Wednesday 33 Minimum Wednesday night 25 At S Thursday 29 Scandinavian countries and by France MORE MORTGAGE MONEY WASHINGTON WThe House Thursday voted to give the gov ernment another million to help increase the flow horns mortgage money ;