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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT M A It IS ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I H O R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIII AuocUted Preu ud United Pren ruU LMM Witw Severn aT Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 12 1957 Paper Two 131 World Around Us Americans WellLiked in Greece Number 98 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 QVER SALONIKA many people Cyprus is a de batable not to the Greeks in their homeland The preponderance of Cypriots of Greek extraction takes prece dence over such considerations as geographical proximity to Tur key and historical background Ive discovered While the resentment against the British isnt conspicu ous you dont have to dig very deep to find it Its a straw in the wind that one of the prin cipal business thorough fares which used to be Churchill Ave W EARL HALL nue is now known by its old name Stadium Avenue Among the rank and file citi zens of Greece there is an obvi ously friendly attitude toward Americans not unrelated one must assume to the fact that vast numbers of our dollars have been ladled out in this ancient land since World War 2 Marshall Fund Dollars The pavement I rode on to Del phi day before yesterday was built with what the Greeks call Marshall fund The same was true of the pavement I rode on to Corinth and Mycenae yesterday My hotel the Athenee Palace was financed with count erpart a plan worked out to put a brace under Greeces deteriorating currency a few years ago There is a sizable amount of appreciation of this aid so far as the man on the street is con cerned But the newspapers of Athens have not been restrained by any such appreciation from tearing into our government for its failure to throw its support to Greece in the Cyprus issue There is I hasten to add no slight sign of support for Communism Its hated now as it was five years ago More Stability From the beginning of my four day stay in Greece I was on the alert for indications of what the five years since my last visit here on a factfinding mission have done to the Greek economy I have some impressions and they can be no more than impres sions of course Politically there has been a trend toward stability There was of course only one way to go in 1952 I remember an interview with Premier Plastiros at that time in which he pointed out that the multiplicity cf political parties 42 at one even more a curse to Greece than to France Unnatural Coalitions To have any kind of government at all there had to be unnatural coalitions For example Plastiros now deceased had taken into his government as top aide his formidable political enemy No body felt safe going to bed with Greek money on hand each pass ing day meant further deprecia tion That condition Im pleased to report has pretty well passed over The drachma has been stab ilized The Turkish dinar is about three times as cheap on the open market or the black as over the counter in Turkey But there is no black market on the Greek drachma at this time Unsolved Problem A problem not solved yet and probably because its is that of population pressures Greeces national product just isnt great enough to stand for a division among 9 million persons On an area smaller than Iowa with no more than a tenth as much arable soil Greece is trying to feed more than three times as many mouths as we have The inevitable result is a pathet ically low living standard more noticeable in the hinterlands than in the cities More than a few Greeks are looking for new homes in Australia and the few other un derpopulated places in our world today That strikes me as being the one most promising hope for relieving the population pressure in the homeland Mourns Death of Richard Byrd Famed Explorer BOSTON Naval Rear Adm Richard E Byrd 68 noted explorer who headed two Arctic and five Antarctic expeditions died in his sleep at his home Mon day night His doctors said he died of a heart ailment brought on by over work in connection with his many activities He was the overall head of Navys huge operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica in this International Geophysics year but his failing heart kept him from onthespot supervision Byrd was the first man to fly over both the North and South poles and held numerous decora tions including the Medal of Hon or for his explorations of the worlds frozen wastes He is ADM RICHARD BYRD at 68 Statement May Lessen Renewed Tension W t Send Military F Into Gaza Now Egypt Says credited with charting some two million square miles of the earths surface previously un seen by man No one has ever equaled that feat Nipped 200 Times Once Byrd estimated his nose had been nipped by frost some 200 times His face bore tiny freezing marks many After his graduation from the U S Naval Academy in 1912 a leg injury forced Byrd into early retirement but he came back to serve in World Wars I and II pioneer in naval aviation and command the first multiengine plane to fly the Atlantic conti nenttocontinent nonstop He was commissioned a rear admiral at the age of 41 the youngest of that rank in the Navy at that time His last trip to the South Pole was in late 1955 and early 1956 flying over the heartland of Antarctica despite his advanced age Great Wtalth Having paved the way to the possibility for America to claim at least a third of the Antarctic he urged in 1956 that America set up claims to south polar regions which he felt were immensely wealthy in untapped natural wiealth The crowning point of his ca reer came when President Eisen hower named him officer in overall charge of the United States permanent unit for Ant arctic Byrd a native of Winchester married his childhood sweet heart Marie D Ames in 1915 In addition to his widow he leaves four children Richard Jr of Boston Mrs William A llarke of Swarthmore Mrs Robert G Breyer of Los Angeles and Mrs Lawrence J Stabler of Philadelphia He was the brother of Sen Harry F Byrd of Virginia SAME GOPDemo Squabble Is Renewed DES MOINES Rep Clark McNeal speaking on a point of privilege reopened Tuesday the RepublicanDemo cratic scrap in the Legislature Soon after the House recon vened after a 10day spring re cess McNeal made a long talk in which he asked Gov Loveless to amend his budget McNeal said the budget should provide for such things as property tax relief school reorganization and mental hospital needs Considerable Odor In my said Mc Neal Gov Loveless budget has taken on the character of a fish exposed to the sun and there is considerable odor emitting there Rep Merle Hagedorn Royal the Democratic floor leader arose at once and said I think the gen tlemans remarks were complete ly out of Loveless on being informed of McNeals speech said I think it is time the Legislature devel oped some statesmanship and for got partisanship I filed a budget and they have Other Charges Among the accusations voiced by McNeal Tuesday were that The governor has employed the old adage of rob Peter to pay In this respect McNeal said the governors recommenda tion to transfer sales taxes now into the state road use tax fund to the state general fund would diminish highway improve ments The governors estimate of saving million a year by gov ernmetal reorganization would in no way even approach that fabu lous The governor shot from the hip with the threat of This was a reference to Democratic claims that the governor would embarrassed by being forced to veto a measure proposing to exempt farmers from payment of about a million dollars a year in sales taxes on gasoline purchased nonhighway uses and on which the gasoline tax was re funded Offers Nominations to Fill Five State Positions DES MOINES UP Gov Her schel Loveless Tuesday sent to the Senate nominations to fill five state positions including one on he State Board of Control and two on the State Highway Com mission Named to the Highway Commis sion were Robert L Brice 35 Waterloo and Cecil Malone 45 Atlantic both Democrats They would succeed MelGraham Au dubon and Emory Loomis Wa terloo also Democrats The governor nominated John R Hansen 55 Mannning to the State Board of Control succeed ing Henry Burma Allison Repub icans The governors other nomina tions were to the State Board of Basic Science Examiners Elmer Hertel head of the biology de partment at Wartburg College Waverly was reappointed Also named to the board was John Philip Hummel Iowa City who is connected with the biochemistry department at the State Univer sity of Iowa He succeeds Dr Ben jamin Peterson Cedar Rapids The Highway Commission ap pointments are for four years the basic sciences and the Board of Control appointments for six yean PEACE OFFERING AT Arab policeman right smiles broadly as he gives oranges to two soldiers at Gaza principal city of the disputed Gaza Strip forces have taken over policing of the area AP Wirephoto after the withdrawal of all Israeli forces last week Rioting by Arab civilians last weekend was put down by the troopers School Bond Issue Defeated Mason City Voters OK 2 Mill Levy Mason City School District vot ers Monday turned down a pro posed bond issue for an addition to Grant School but ap proved a 2Vz levy to finance schoolhouse building in the future The two unopposed candidates for school board memberships anc the unopposed nominee for treas urer were reelected The board members are Mrs L W Swanson and Leo Benson Bernard Z Mil ler is the treasurer and will fin ish the term of R E Wiley who resigned The bond issue failed by a nar row margin A 60 per cent major ity was required and 58Vfe per cent of those voting favored the proposition Simple Majority The millage levy for which a simple majority vote was by with percent of th6 voters fav oring it The vote was the heaviest in a school election here since 1953 There were votes cast this year in 1953 Last years school election brought out only 264 voters Even the relatively heavy turnout this year brought ess than 10 per cent of the citys registered voters to the polls There were writein votes in he 2nd Precinct of the 1st Ward and the 2nd Precinct of the 2nd Ward Those votes are included n the precinct totals Spoiled jallots were not included Writein Votes Writein votes went to Carl rlolvik Dr Carroll Adams E J Sprengler A M Schanke and iloy Weber for board positions Votes were cast for Robert Mott and P J Thogerson for treas urer There were only 11 write ns The vote by precinct for the mill tax levy was Wl PI Wl p2 W2 PI W2 P2 W3 PI W3 P2 W4 PI W4 P2 Yes 44 120 75 16 75 103 52 No Total 33 77 112 232 184 149 292 166 220 87 74 131 91 117 53 105 Total 727 691 The new levy under present property valuations in the school district will bring in about 000 yearly The income is ear marked for school building work and will be invested until used When a building project is pro posed with use of the funds an i School Board Vote wr PI Wl P2 W2 PI W2 P2 W3 PI W3 P2 W4 PI W4 P2 TOTALS Mrs Swanson 69 214 170 144 261 153 201 96 Benson 74 216 174 144 272 152 203 82 Miller 75 227 169 142 282 159 204 99 Tot 80 240 191 155 303 169 221 108 election is required to allow use of the money The vote by precinct for the bond issue was Yes No Total Wl PI 47 30 77 Wl P2 140 94 237 W2 PI 113 69 182 W2 P2 91 59 150 W3 PI 179 115 294 W3 P2 84 81 165 W4 PT 130 9T 221 W4 P2 52 53 105 TOTAL 836 592 The bond issue would have financed more classroom space and a gymnasium at Grant School RECORD PAY DES MOINES Iowa mployment Security Commission said Tuesday the average man ufacturing employe in the state made a record per hour in January About The Weather Mason City Pair Tuesday night low 3033 Wednesday partly cloudy warmer and windy high 5055 Iowa Fair mild Tuesday night low 3038 Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Cloudy flurries GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 56 Minimum Monday night 31 At 8 Tuesday 35 Precipitation 08 Inch YEAR AGO Maximum 10 Minimum 10 3 Nominees in County Are Elected Unofficial returns from arounc Cerro GordoCountyTuesdaj morning indicated that the thre unopposed nominees for the coun ty school board have been electee The official count will not be i until the board meets in April but all towns and many of th rural polling places have bee contacted ceived and their totals re Earl Dean Route 3 Mason City member at large is being re elected with 297 votes to hi credit from the voting places con tacted Charles Hansen Rock well member from Area 4 ha 254 votes reported for his reelec tion Dale Smith Thornton Area 3 has 407 votes He ran to succeec Eva Myers who resigned A scattering of writeins wa reported from some parts of the county but no single candidate other than the three on the ticket was getting a significant number of votes Transit System Relief Bill Put on House Docket DES MOINES UP The House Steering Committee Tues day placed on the House calendar a bill to permit cities and towns o use up to 25 per cent of park ng meter revenue to subsidize public transportation systems The bill was one of 14 brought out by the committee as a first jrder of business after the Legis ature reconvened after the spring It takes a twothirds ma ority of the 24member commit ee to place a measure on the calendar Such action generally is an endorsement of a bill Other provisions of the bill would eliminate the sixcent state gas tax on gas used by transit firms and reduce their registra tion fees Another bill placed on the cal endar would prohibit the incor poration of a new town within three miles of the city limits of a city of or more popula tion But Israeli Uneasy ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CAIRO Egypt An Egyptian official said Tuesday he under stood Egypt plans to send only administrative units into the con roversial Gaza Strip He said he doubts the Egyptian government intends to move mili tary forces there in the immedi ate future The official made the comment after Col Salah Gohar head of the Egyptian Palestine Depart ment conferred with Dr Ralph Bunche undersecretary gen eral on Egypts appointment of Gen Hassan AbdelLatif as mili tary governor of the area It was assumed Bunche was seeking to learn if some compro mise might be worked out involv ing the Emergency Force which moved into the strip last week when Israeli troops pulled out Army Commander Gen Abdel Latif was closeted Tuesday with Gen Abdel Hakim army com Amer Egyptian mander The Egyptian officials com ment suggested the Egyptians may be ready to permit UNEF units to continue policing frontier areas but insist on assuming con rol of the civil administration of the strip Wellinformed neutrals here re ported the Egyptians were in no position now to send military forces in any strength to Gaza They said the condition of com munications across the Sinai Des ert to Gaza would put an almost impossible burden on the Egyp tians if they attempted to take over defense of the area Almost no Egyptian combat troops have been moved into Sinai Desert since Israeli forces withdrew after their attack last fall a neutral military observer said Practically all Egyptian army installations there were de stroyed by the retreating Israelis he said with the result that only a small token Egyptian adminis trative unit has been sent in to reoccupy the area Minimize Move U N officials sought to mini mize the Egyptian move to re stablish administrative rights in Gaza But U S and Israeli offi cials feared a serious new crisis vas blowing up There was talk n New York that the As embly might be called back into ession Bunche after the Egyptian an nouncement said the has never questioned Egypts legal regarding But at J N headquarters a source close o Secretary General Dag Ham marskjold termed the Egyptian ction fegrettable U S officials considered the Egyptian move completely out of ine with Egypts reported popi ion during talks on the with Irawal of Israeli troops from 3aza The sources feared he sudden development might be egarded as provocative and cre te serious new difficulties in maintaining the Middle East eace AP Wirephoto AIRPORT Eisenhowers spe cial ambassador James Richards gives his wife a good bye kiss at National Airport in Washington as he headed for the troubled Middle East Richards mission is to tell the governments of 18 nations that the is ready to build up new defenses in the area against Commu nism FREEMAN TO SPEAK DES MOINES Rich ard L Neuberger DOre will be unable to attend the Iowa Jack son Day Dinner here April 13 and Gov Orville Freeman of Minne sota will replace him as the main speaker party officials said Mon day Mason Cifyan Hurt When Car Skids on Ice OSAGE Merle Dickinson 30 Mason City is in fair condition after he was injured at Tuesday when his car skidded on a slippery spot on Highway 9 a mile west of Osage Sheriff Harry Horn said the car slid ther careened to the left side of the road striking a tree The car was listed as a total loss Dickinson was thrown from the car He has undetermined chest injuries according to authorities at Mitchell County Memorial Hos pital here Richard Lunde Osage wai a passenger   

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