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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press United Press Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 1957 This Paper Consists ot Two NO in U N Offered New MidEast Plan Ike Senate Demos to Unveil Economy Drive Tht World Around Us Yugoslavia Looks Like Good Land Numbtr 99 EDITORS is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how they feel toward America are more em phasized by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL OVER ZAGREB From three miles before the season for planting and with some of the ground covered with snow Yugoslavia looks like t h e good It looks more promising to me than the socalled Promised Land Moses looked out upon from a peak high in the Moab Mountains some 31 centuries ago This is an overall impression gained on a four and a half hour flight mostly over the land of Tito en route from Athens to Vienna For a time we paralleled the Blue Danube near the point where it empties its murky water its blue only In the eye of a romanticist into the Black Sea At times we could peer over into Bulgaria Romania and even Hun gary supposedly obscured by an Iron Curtain Our plane is a Sa bena Belgian craft of the DC6 class Keen Disappointment One of the disappointments of our odyssey equaled only b our failure to g e t into Iraq famed Baghdad has been our inability to land in Belgrade the capital and cultural center o Titos Yugoslavia It would have been a return visit and I wantec to check on how much progress his special type of applied Marx ism has made in five years Specifically I had in mind a great shell of a building at the outskirts of Belgrade near the airport serving that city It was to have been the seat of govern ment for the nation But it never got finished Work had been stopped right in the middle of the project Two Theories There were two going theories One was that Tito had run out of money the other was that there had been some flaws in the con struction which made completion unwise I h a d hoped to learn which was correct For five years this shell of a structure has sym bolized in my mind the essentia sterility of Marxism b o t 1 Getting back to the land itself I think I could pay it no higher compliment than to suggest tha in some respects until we ap proached the mountains of Aus tria it reminded me of Iowa The thing most lacking of course i the checkerboard effect achieved in my home state by our onemile sections divided by roads Here the roads are few and far be tween Live in Villages As is true almost everywhere else in the world except the United States those who till the soil live in villages fanning out to their daily tasks from their communities Its a throwback to the days when communal life meant security against thieving marauders The idea of a family living on its own acres would ap pear to be almost uniquely Ameri can The real purpose of this and I may just as well be honest about it is tolet it be known that Ive looked down upon an other country And it isnt the first time Ive resorted to this very trick Once I flew the length of Switzerland past Mt Blanc and close enough to the reach out and shake hands At this moment I suspect I have the distinction of being the only professed world traveler in ex istence who hasnt set foot on Switzerland Coincidence At this very moment our planes wheels are touching the Vienna airport adding one more country Awtria to my string But slill no Switzerland f AP Wirephoto SODERQUISTS SANITY Roy F Soderquist sits between his mother and his attorney Jens Grpthe after a District Court jury at Des Moines began deliberations Wednesday on the question of Soderquists sanity Soderquist is the young novice flier who buzzed Des Moines in a stolen plane Jan 29 The hearing on his sanity was asked after he was indicted on a charge of going armed with intent to commit unlawful acts Cigarette Vending Bil Killed for Second Time DES MOINES The Iowa Senate which twice previously had changed its mind about the fate of the measure Wednesday finally killed a bill to permit sale of cigarettes through vending ma chines in Iowa The measure died on a motion by Sen George Weber RColum bus Junction to lay the bill on the The motion was adopted 2820 Technically the measure still could be revived Bunche and Nasser Air Gaza Issue CAIRO Secre taryGeneral Ralph Bunche of the United Nations and Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser agreed Wednesday that Egypt will take over civil administra tion of the Gaza Strip Emergency turn over the Bunche said Forces would Gaza administration to Egypt in the same way it returned control of Port Said to Egypt after the AngloFrench invasion However it is up to the Egyp tian authorities to announce when the takeover will take he said He added The UNEF an administrative force in Bunche said his talks with Nas ser were very helpful and con Events in Gaza however con tinue to move toward a possible eruption Unidentified Arabs blew up a section of the only railroad from Israel and cut ail telephone lines linking the strip with Israel At Jerusalem BenGurion said Premier David that Israel will take military measures against Egypt if political measures fail Colder Air Snow in Iowa Forecast lowans got a taste of spring Tuesday as the mercury pushed into the 60s over much of the state hitting a state high of 72 at Council Bluffs and 70 at Des Moines and Lamoni Mason City had 54 But colder air was expected to push into the state late Wednes day dropping readings below freezing over much of the state by Thursday morning Light snow was predicted for northern Iowa Wednesday night and Thursday with occasional rain forecast for southern Iowa Indications were that the precipi tation would be rather light end ing by Friday when temperatures were expected to return to near normal but it would take a twothirds vote of the Senate to do it A similar bill was defeated by the Senate a month ago then was resurrected on a motion to recon sider The Senate finally passed the bill on Feb 26 after the House in the meantime had approved the measure Returned to House After Senate passage the bill was returned to the House for concurrence in an amendment but before the House could act the Senate recalled the bill be cause a motion to reconsider the vote on passage had been filed by Sen Joe Coleman The Senate voted Wednesday 31 17 to reconsider its vote for pas sage of the bill It then voted to table the measure despite a plea by its principal sponsor Sen Wil liam Tate RMason City that it be further amended and passed once more Sen Coleman in urging his mo tion to reconsider declared I feel this bill is one in which the State of Iowa should set the example for the rest of the na tion Maybe we are the only state in the 48 that does not permit selling cigarettes by vending machine But the only proponents of this bill in my area are those who in the past have been behind the pinball machines and other gambling Defends Bill Tate replied that he had filed an amendment which would re move this bogeyman entirely from this Some opponents of the meas ure Tate said seem to feel there is something sinister some thing bad something of the bogeyman sneaking up on you in the bill We have vending machines for other things such as candy and Tate said This is really a simple bill It would only permit selling cigarettes the same way candy and peanuts are sold If you are afraid youngsters will get cigarettes theyre get ting them anyway Most young sters dont have to go any farther for them than their mothers purse When you go up to the Pearly Gates and St Peter asks you what your qualifications are arc you going say I voted agains he cigarette vending machin bill Sen Weber said he couldn1 feel bad about Iowas being the only state in the union which doe permit cigarette vending ma chines I dont feel bad abou being Weber saic My mother taught me it is bet ter to be lonesome than to be in bad ACTRESS DIES NEW YORK Iff Actress Jo sephine Hull 71 who won acclaim for her Broadway and movie por trayals of lovable humorous ec centric old ladies died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage f SAME Blaek dentil hi 21 houri House Wants Ikes Advice on How to Cut Record Budget FROM OCR SERVICES WASHINGTON Sen Lyndon B Johnson DTex said Wednes day Senate Democrats will make least essential spending their nime target in a drive for substantial cuts in President Eisen howers budget Johnson the Senate Democratic leader said forthcoming recom mendations of Chairman Byrd DVa of the SenateHouse Com mittee on a Nonessential Federal Expenditures will be made the jasis for a Democratic economy campaign Johnson disclosed this plan after the House voted 219178 Tues day night to ask Eisenhower point out where substantial re ductions could be made in his record peacetime budget Countering this the Conference of All Republican Senators unani mously adopted at about the same Lumber Firm Destroyed at Keokuk KEOKUK Taber Lum ber a centuryold Keokul firm was destroyed early Wed nesday in a fire which caused a loss estimated tentatively at abou a quarter of a million dollars The fire broke out shortly afte midnight and the whole yard quickly became enveloped in flames The firm covered a half block including its yard storage structures and office building It was about an hour before fire men from Keokuk and Hamilton could bring the blaze under control A south wind which blew the flames across the street helped prevent spread of the fire to adjacent structures A large crowd gathered to watch the spectacular blaze Paint and varnish exploded in balls of fire and the stored lumber burned fiercely The whole yard burned to the ground The debris was still smouldering after daylight Wed nesday No injuries were reported in connection with the blaze Cause of the fire was not immediately determined time a resolution saying they were i accord with the Presidents recommendation that Congress re duce the budget wherever pos As their House colleagues had contended in lining up almost sol idly against the Housepassed res olution the GOP senators said that the appropriation of funds for federal government activities is the constitutional responsibility of Substantial Cuts The House Republican Policy Committee previously had urged Congress to make substantial has said that it is Congress duty to cut his budget if it can and he is ex pected to ignore Tuesdays House action which has no force of law The House resolution supported by 209 Democrats and 10 Republi cans said cuts must be made in the public It requested Eisenhower to indicate the places and amounts in his budget where he thinks reductions may best be Party Argument Passage of the resolution came after Democrats argued the Pres ident has the responsibility to ef fect economies and Republicans said the Democrats were ducking their responsibilities The House Wednesday voted a 26 per cent cut in the budget for the executive office of the Presi dent for the 12 months starting July 1 Percentagewise it was the biggest cut in three money bills passed this year by the House but in actual dollars it amounted to only The House action brought to a total of the amount it lias cut from three annual money bills this year Plymouth Man Aboard Navy Airship Which Set Endurance Mark SOUTH WEYMOUTH Mass W Navy airship ZPG2 which left the Naval Air Station here March 4 on an Atlantic flight broke the existing airship record for nonrefucled flight Wednesday The old record of 200 hours and 12 minutes was set in 1954 by an airship of the same type that took off from Lakehurst Naval Air Station on May 17 and after a flight into the Atlantic and over the BermudaNassauMiami area landed at Key West May 25 The ZPG2 left here at March 4 passed Portugal the Canary Islands the African Coast and was in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands when it estab lished the new record at Wednesday Twelve other officers and men are aboard the airship including Lt Stanley W Dunton Plymouth Iowa About The Weather Mason City Colder and cloudy with occasional light snow Wed nesday night low 1522 De creasing cloudiness and colder Thursday high 3238 Iowa Snow north showers south and colder Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 1525 north 3038 south Iowa Temperatures will average slightly below normal Wednesday night through next Monday Turning colder Wednesday night and Thursday with no definite trend remainder of period Normal highs 45 north to 52 south Nor mal lows 25 north to 30 south Precipitation will range from onefourth to fourtenths of an inch occurring mostly abou Thursday and Saturday Minnesota Light snow colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 54 Minimum Tuesday night 31 8 Wednesday 34 YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 1 Search Pressed for Two Missing Aircraft TOKYO UP medica specialists parachuted into the snowcovered ridges of a Honshi Island mountain Wednesday to determine whether four U S air men survived the crash of their C47 transport At the same time Air Force and Navy planes searched the Pacific for an Air Force aerial tanker missing with 10 men on a flight from Tokyo to Wake Island AP Wiveplioto TIRED Paul Falkner Ravena N one of the few female employes of the U S Postal Department who pounds a regular beat reports in with arches aching after hiking miles on her first day on the job She says the work suits me fine but doesnt recommend it for most women FIRST CONTRIBUTION Fiveyearold Walter Bill Cash Clear Lake 1957 National Easter Seal Child visits with Lt Gen Hanford MacNider U S Army retired before leaving for a flying tour of the country Mac Nider of Mason City makes out a check for the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults The Easter Seal Mmpaign continues to April 21 3 Secret Ballot Retained DES MOINES M Democratic leaders in the House were joined Wednesday by one firstterm Re publican in a lengthy but unsuc cessful debate seeking to change the House rules so as to abolish the secret ballot in committee meetings The vote was 6542 with 8 Re publicans joining 34 Democrats in voting for eliminating the secret ballot and two Loss Algona and Albert Lund with 63 Republi cans to retain the secret ballot Rep Bernard Balch RWaterloo arose in debate in support of the Democratic effort Change Approved Another Democratic effort to eliminate what members of that party called a gagrule was ap oroved It provides that any mem ber who has a written request on file with the chief clerk when a vote is asked on a bill shall be jermitted to speak before the roll call is taken This change was approved 6931 The House then adopted by a voice vote the amended majority report of the Rules Committee This means that the rules of the 1955 session under which the has been operating so far n this session wili be made per manent with two exceptions One of the exceptions is the easing of the socalled gag The oth er proposed by the majority re port wili require that twothirds of the members of a committee approve of the committee spon soring a bill before the measure can be introduced Called Evil The House spent virtually all of its Wednesday session arguing be fore adopting the permanent rules Rep Andrew Frommelt D Dubuque at different times in the debate described the secret ballot as hypocritical and He said it was a method for members to talk one way and vote another without even other committee members knowing it Under Senate rules adopted earlier this session the way a committee member voted on any particular bill would be kept sec ret until after the Legislature ad journed Bermuda Cruise Slated Cancels Trip to Florida FROM OUR W1KE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Eisenhower revealed Wednesday that the United States has sub mitted to the United Nations new proposals for dealing with the Middle East situation But the President made it clear at his news conference that it is up to the U N to take the lead in making arrangements for nego tiations aimed at settling prob lems of the troubled Middle East Eisenhower gave no details of the U S proposals which he said have been communicated to U N SecretaryGeneral Dag Hammar skjold But he said HammarskjoJd slans to leave for the Middle East Saturday Delay Plans A newsman asked the President whether he would like to see Egypt delay plans to take over civil administration of Gaza Without replying directly the President said he would like to see arrangements made which the U N and Hammarskjold believe would be most effective in bring ng out negotiations to settle Mid dle Eastern problems The President also revealed that has abandoned tentative plans to go to Florida for his health He said that instead he plans to leave probably Thursday night for Ber muda by Navy cruiser Eisenhower will open four days of talks in Bermuda with British Prime Minister Macmillan March 21 The President said he plans a leisurely cruise to Bermuda Eisenhowers physician said earlier the Presidents condition is improved but that he still has not completely recovered from his cough head cold and ear ailment On other subjects the Presi dent said he will be as helpful as possible but it is up to Con gress to determine how and whether the administrations rec ord budget can be cut Eisenhowers remarks regard ing budget cutting were in reply tc a request for comment on House passage Tuesday of a reso lution asking the President to point out where the administra tions budget can be cut substan One Suggestion Eisenhower one suggest Congress move to elim inate the Post Office Depart ments deficit by providing for greater mail revenue Eisenhower was reminded by a reporter that Meade new chairman of the Republican Na tional Committee stated a policy this week of supporting all Re publican nominees for congres sional seats in 1958 The newsman asked Eisenhow r whether he goes along with that policy to the extent of back ng such possible nominees for reelection as GOP Sens McCar thy Jenner and Malone Eisenhower replied he does not think it necessary for him to say what he might do in what he termed hpyothetical cases In 1952 Eisenhower announced a policy of blanket endorsement of all Republican nominees for Congress He did not do that in 1954 or last year but he did not specifically withhold endorsement of any party nominees Several weeks ago Eisenhower said in response to a question re garding such senators as McCar BYRD RITES SET BOSTON Adm Rich ard E Byrd will be buried Thursday in the National Ceme Arlington Va thy Jenner and Malone that he could not look to them for full support on all his policies Wednesday Eisenhower said Al corn in stating his views had spoken in his capacity as head of the GOP National Committee Injuries Received in Blast Fatal to Woman IOWA CITY Clifford L Myers 41 died at a hospital here Tuesday night of injuries received in a gas explosion which damaged her Davenport last Thursday A kitchen oven was believed by authorities to the source of the gas which they said apparently was touched ttf by pilot ligti on the glove   

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