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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII AuoeUted and United Full Wirei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 8 W7 This Paper ot Two m Iowa Municipal Bus Lines Want Prompt Help by Legislature The World Around Us n A Stop at Birthplace of Olympics Number 95 EDITORS is of series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how they fee toward America are more em phasired by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL ATHENS memor ies of the great 1956 competi tion at Melbourne Australia still fresh in my mind the Olympic Stadium here on what is said to be the exact site of Athens an cient sports arena held a specia interest lor me today The first revival of this quad rennial event was staged in thi stadium back in 1896 at the instigation of an e n t h u s iastic Frenchman named Baron Pierre bertin de Cou But the passenger vehicle for use during nonrush hours Hell start using it next April 1 One of the places where bus service seems to be in the worst straits is Keokuk The city was For ie calls a cub bus without public rom June 4 to In Mason changes are City Transit quarters woulc be sadly defi cient for t h competition un der modern con W EARL HALL ditions There are seats for some persons in the singledecked con crete bleachers which incident ally have weathered the six dec ades remarkably well But th track and the area within the ing others track wouldnt even measure up costs to the demands of a state high school trackmeet in America 3 Other Events While on t h e subject of the Olympics it might be interesting to note that there was a good reason for their recurrence every fourth year back in ancient Greece That reason was that the Greeks had three other annual competitions of a similar char acter in the intervening the Phythian at Delphi the Ne mean and the Isthmian Its quite likely that the Olym pics with their special meaning for Greece will be held here again someday Athens and its environs have a population of a least a million and a half with hotel fa cilities somewhat greater than at either Melbourne or Helsinki sites of the last two sessions of the games New Facilities Needed But this return to the land produced the Olympics isnt going to be within the foreseeable future1 There must be a wholly new stadium and provisions will have to be made for the various other competitions than track and field events swimming cycling fencing wrestling boxing basket ball gymnastics etc Present day Athens presents t general appearance ever so much tidier than nearby Istanbul or any one of a dozen Asian cities Ive visited in the past month Only Cairo and Beirut would com pare favorably Stores are well stocked with attractive merchan dise and shoppers give the im pression of enjoying a high degree of prosperity Popular Couple What was once the kings palace is now the seat of Greeces par liament King Paul and Queen Frcdcrika occupy a home nearby They have endeared themselves to the people by sharing their yard for park purposes I have the impression that heres one royal couple who could hold their jobs by popular election The only concern Ive heard ex pressed about them is that the king isnt quite careful enough about his personal safety in his daily trip from country home to palace in Athens Behind the wheel of his Jaguar hes some thing of a hotrodder it seems In my much too brief visit here five years ago I didnt fully sense how completely the Acrop olis and its majestic landmark the Parthenon dominate the Ath ens scene Ive just looked at it lighted up beautifully from my hotel room here in the Athenee Palace If in all the world there it a more inspiring sight it has my notice y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas municipal bus lines aught in a squeeze between re uced passenger loads and rising osts ve looking to the Legisla ure for immediate relief Bills have been introduced to ift some of the taxes which ransit officials say may make he difference between reason ble profitable city bus operation and an annual loss The dark prospect for private yowned companies has led some cities such as Burlington to ex plore the possibility of establish ng municipallyowned but lines Bills introduced in the Legisla ure would permit municipal ransit companies to claim re funds on gasolines used as fuel n buses limit the license fee o per bus and allow cities to use up to 25 per cent of parking meter receipts to subsidize tran sit companies For most com mented Iowa Commerce Com missioner John Ropes who leaded the committee the tran sit business is a breakeven cl osing Bright Spot A bright spot in the picture transit officials say is that pas senger loads which dwindled an estimated 57 per cent on the average between 1948 and 1956 now appear to have stabilized Total revenue hasnt fallen as1 fast as the number of pas sengers because of fare in creases But still say Chairman Ropes revenues are inadequate and the equipment of many tran sit firms is wearing out and they dont have the funds to replace it President May Make Florida Trip Next Week WASHINGTON Eisenhower hopes to go to Florida about the middle of next week for sun and exercise to help him overcome a head cold cough and inflamed ear Presidential Press Secretary James C Hagerty told report ers Friday that the lingering cough seems a little better Friday He said Eisenhower still has a slight inflammation in the inner ear but isnt using a cotton plug he had in the ear Thursday The Chief Executives head cold also remains At the time of the announce ment it had been raining for hours in Washington The weather had been generally damp for weeks Hagerty told reporters it is the hope and expectation that Eisenhower will fly to Florida for five or six days before go ing to Bermuda March 20 for conferences with Prime Minis ter Macmillan of Great Britain Egypt Refuses to Lift Bar to Israel Canal Use Spurring the drive for munici pal ownership in some cities is continued curtailment of service as a means of reducing losses Transit officials also are explor means of cutting Cub Bus example Charles Nixt owner of the Nixt City Bus Co of Charles City is building what a 10 LeGrand to Be Appointed District Judge DES MOINES Herschel Loveless announced Friday he would appoint Clay LeGrand 46 Davenport as an additional dis trict judge in Scott County as soon as the legislative act becomes ef fective The governor also told his news conference he has appointed Loren M Hullinger Cedar Rapids to be a municipal judge there effective immediately to succeed the late Judge James F Patterson who died last Feb 10 The legislative bill also pro vides for an additional district judge in Polk County The gover nor said he hoped to make that nomination soon bxit he added he might have to wait until the bill becomes a law Best guess in Democratic circles is that the nomination may go to Carroll 0 Switzer 49 Des Moines a former federal judge for the Southern District of Iowa LeGrand Hullinger and Switzer all arc Democrats as is Loveless The additional district judge ships are provided in a bill passed by both houses of the Legisla ture However the bill has not yet reached the governors desk transportation November last year after the voters rejected municipal ownership and Mid west Transit Lines ceased oper ations License Fees Cut In November W E Kelly of Minot inaugurated a new service with two buses He started with half hour service over two routes but by Dec 24 he cut this to onehour service He now is operating only one bus and when it broke down there was no service for a week until it could be repaired ISRAELI EXODUS FROM AQABA Israeli troops wave as they move out on halftracks from positions along the Gulf of Aqaba Their forces earlier pulled out AP Wireplioto completely from the controversial Gaza Strip area Fin nish troops of the U N Emergency Force moved in from the Sinai Peninsula for the takeover City no major contemplated by Inc in the near future However if tax relief is enacted by Legislature the company plans to extend a new line into sections not now being served City Council in January cut city licenses fees for city buses from to SI a year to give the firm some financial re lief TOPS PAYMENT LIST WASHINGTON Agricul ture Department report showed Friday that Iowa ranked first with in direct subsidy Maximum payments to farmers last vear j Minimum The Weather Mason City Light snow Friday night low about 15 Partly cloudy and colder Saturday High in lower 20s Iowa Snow flurries Friday night slightiy colder northwest low 10 north to 20 south Saturday partly cloudy and colder snow flurries southeast Five day Iowa Temperatures will average near normal east to slightly above normal west Saturday through next Wednes day Rapid periods of warmj ing and cooling arc expected Normal highs 41 north to 48 south Normal lows 22 north to 27 south Precipitation will av erage about fivehundredths of an inch occurring as snow flur ries Minnesota Partly cloudy colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Murderer of Skram Gets Life ST JOSEPH Mo Eugene Morgan 29yearold epi leptic was convicted of murdei Thursday night and the jury pre scribed a life term for the slay ing of Richard Skram 20 a re porter for the St Joseph Gazette I dont know why I did Morgan said when he was ar rested His attorneys tried to show he was mentally disturbed but psy chiatrists testified he was sane A flicker of relief showed on his face when he realized he had es caped the gas chamber He sal frozenfaced and mute through the fourday trial Shot Twice Skram was shot twice with a deer rifle Oct 18 as he sat in a station wagon with Miss Sandra Petrie an employe in the Gazette business office They were parked beside a lake in a city park Miss Petrie said the gunman walked up to the car fired twice through the windshield and walked away into the night with out a word She was not hit Mental Patients Morgan worked at a grain stor age plant Both his parents are mental hospital patients Police arrested him on a tip from a younger sister the day after the staying He readily admitted it and showed investigators where to find the rifle in a lake Hall Plugged by Eisenhower for N Y GOVERNORSHIP WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhowers advocacy of former GOP National Chairman Leonard Hall for governor of New York appeared Friday to have headed off a party rift Eisenhower ioined with party leaders in praising Hall Thurs day night at a reception in Halls honor The President coupled his praise with his unprecedented boost for Hall as a possible candidate for governor of New York The President acted to head off the rift only a few hours after his press conference remarks earlier in the day had caused some resentment within the party Eisenhower startled a number of party stalwarts with an offhand remark to reporters that it was news to him that Hall might want a high post in the govern ment The remark added fuel to complaints of some of Halls most loyal friends among the GOP old guard that the former nal955 Lie Tests Demanded by Schrunk WASHINGTON Ter ry D Schrunk of Portland demanded a lie detector test Fri day to support his denials that he accepted 11101103 from the opera tor of a gambling house which Schrunk raided in September Passage Opened Partially U N Troops Enter Aqaba CAIRO Egypt of ficials reiterated Friday that Is raeli ships are barred from using the Suez Canal The Egyptian governments po sition is that it still is technically at war with Israel even though it signed an armistice in 1949 The ban on Israeli shipping was in effect long before the Israeli and FrenchBritish attack on Egypt last fall The owner of a Dutch coaster the 499ton Vidala has protested against seizure of his cargo bound for the Israeli port of Haifa Up to now the protest to Egyptian authorities has pro duced no result The Vidala has been held at Suez since last Oc tober Green Light Two small ships started mov ing through the caual Friday and Egypt was expected to turn on the green light that would permit removal of two remaining major obstructions that would open the canal to mediumsize snips for the first time since early November The two small ships the 147ton yacht M a ralyvi flying the flag tional chairman had been deliberately shunted to the sidelines of the oil sheikdom of Kuwait and the 238ton Greek tug Mikali towing a 292ton barge started south for Port Said Egyptian pi lots employed by Egypts Cjmal Authority steered around tricky obstructions still blocking the channel MAY SERVE AS MODEL Reveal Progress on Cancer Serum HOUSTON Tex A breakthrough in the long efforts of medical science to produce a vaccine against cancer was announced here Friday The new development is a vaccine which protects chickens against a cancer It does not give full protection and it cannot yet be used on a practical basis but it may serve as a model for developing a vaccine for humans said its originator The Senate Rackets Investigatj The authority announced Thurs ing Committee looking into an day night that the canal would be alleged scheme to seize control of vice profits in Portland promised to try to arrange such a lest A few minutes before Schrunk returned to the witness stand for a second day Committee Chair man McClellan D Ark an nounced that a lie detector test ica tive of untruthfulness on the open at daybreak to ships of less than 500 tons Under the authoritys rules the two small ships did not have to pay tolls because they are under 300 tons Closed Friday The Suez Canal Authority of had turned up reactions indicaJces WerC fand tivi nf nn th0itliere was confirmation of re ports that it would mcnt of al an Received Payments Helen Big Helen Hardy admitted call house madam had testified she paid Zusman for sending custom ers to her from his night club Young Skram son of Mr and Details of the work were reported to the eleventh annual sympothe Desert sium of fundamental research in cancer by Dr B R She said a virus specialist for the U S Department of Agriculture researchshe opened her laboratory at East Lansing Dr Burmester produced the ex perimental vaccine there This kind of cancer is called lymphomatosis It causes malig nant growths on the inards of chickens and it originates as the result of a virus infection In some respects it resembles leukemia in humans The cause of human leu Mrs Joseph Skram was a nativefkemia is not known but a virus 27 jof Mason City Although the suspected as the initial disease jily moved away when he was Skram was a frequent visitor at Virtually every flock of chickens 8 15 27 5 Bill Extending Length of Trucks Now Law DES MOINES OPi Fiftyfoot long trucks can legally travel Iowas highways starting Friday Previously the limit had been 45 feet long The change was among the first place with as surance from Zusman and a gambler Thom as Maloney de scribed as friendly with high Teamsters Mrs Hardy mg tolls for passage of and French the canal is open to normal shipping Be fore the canal was closed the Egyptians claimed the right to ithe tolls but permitted them to I be paid into accounts blocked in London and Paris The semiofficial Middle East News Agency reported that Egypt j finally would give permission to LL Gen Raymond A Wheeler U N salvage chief to go ahead iwith removal of the two big blocks in the 103mile channel It now is expected the canal will be open by the end of the month to ships up to tons 70 per cent of normal Union officials that she need including most tankers no fears of being closed up by Multnomah County DisL Small Contingent Israeli force s meanwhile I X V w ni ni 11 nit bills to be approved by the LegisjWinianl LaneieVl a turned over control of Sharm El I 1111 r ri lature Secretary of State Melvin homes of relatives in Mason City He was employed two vears ago here briefly ATOP THE was a raw January day when Willis Fatten snapped this picture of the famed Parthenon high above Athens on the Acropolis The Parthenon dominates the entire Athens scene includinjr the stadium about which Earl Hall writes in the column to the left Editor Hall and a guide are seen in silhouette in the lower right corner of the picture in this country has this virus in fection but not all the birds de velop cancerous growths Dr Burmester said Sickness and death rates arc high among the hens which contact the cancer and it costs poultrymcn about 75 million dollars a year the vitol ogist reported The vaccine is an extract from the cancer It is injected into full grown hens Its effectiveness is tested by inoculating the hens later with large doses of the virus It increases their resistance to lymphmatosis about times Dr Burmester said Although there is a resemblance jetween chicken lymphomatosis and the human Icukemais which are cancerlike diseases of blood cells there is no danger to hu mans from contact with chickens having the disease But there is enough similarity in the human and chicken disease states to warrant the belief that if a virus ever is found to be the cause of human leukemia it will open up the possibility of a pre ventive vaccine Dr Burmester said Thursday said publication of the truck bill has been completed and the new law becomes effective Friday Zusman liarl demanded that United also be set up anri thcir withdrawal the fardv shc lhnvaslon ot tclTitorv ireturned to her present home in iMilcs City before the lest wfs an Is I was arranged for Zusman irael1 spokesman who 5500 Bribe Airliner Lands Safely on Three Engines SEATTLE A oulside thc can World Airways DC7 with i53houso it had shut off one of its four en gines more than 600 miies off the American coast on a flight from passengers and a crew of eightimc aboard landed safely Friday afterisuald ie clld not get lrom said a small contingent of troops would remain for several days to Schrunk denied picking up a complete removal of equipment from the strategic area guarding the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba Finnish troops of the U N Emergency Force moved in from the SinaL Peninsula for the take as two Portland police they saw him do and the operator He denounced as just too fantastic previous tes timony about him to the commit Honolulu The Portlandbound airtec inluding lne accusation by liner was diverted to Seattle afterlgambler James B Jlm EU I I n r llC its No 2 engine on the port side been me rough and was feath ered kins that Schrunk took a S500 bribe to call off the raid Schrunk a Democrat was sheriff of Multnomah County at the time of the raid on the dice and cards gambling h o u s e known as Club 8212 He was elected mayor last year over Light Snow Is Iowas Forecast Light snow entered northwest Iowa Friday and was expected to spread over much of the state Fri day night Little temperature change was expected The State Highway Commission said roads in the Sioux City and werc Slippcry from SAME IS 104 AMES UP A prized card Clear skies during the night al from President Eisenhower waslowed temperatures to drop to ft displayed proudly Friday by Karjit Mason City 10 at Larnoni and en Lange as she celebrated heriOUtirnwa and ranged up to 18 1 n 4 L n t 1 H 1 r a 104th birthday iSioux City and Council Bluffs   

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