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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIM Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 26 1957 This Paper Consists of Two One No 141 Beck Challenges Probers Authority The World Around Us Dr Hambro Sticks to Convictions Number 110 EDITORS is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip fay 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 SLO Norway In a dimly lighted office of Norways parliament building across the street from the hotel where this is being written I chatted today with one of the worlds great men of our clay and age Carl J Ham bro was my host and it was a case of returning a visit Once I was privileged to entertain this ven erable Norwegian statesman in my Mason City home Dr Hambro has had just about every honor that could be con ferred on him by his fellow Nor wegians and statesmen on the world scene Once he was President of the League of Na tions It fell to him to direct the liquidation of that earlier dream for extending law to the world di mension Much of the time since came into being he has been a spokesman for his countrymen But the really important fact about Cail J Hambro is that he never compromises with principle for political preferment His ca reer has been grounded on the simple virtues which must have been taught to him by Godfear ing parents These he has passed on to four distinguished sons One of these is that one shouldnt HAVE without EARNING An other is that the individual should SUPPORT rather than be SUP PORTED BY his government Not Good Politics Through much of Carl Hambros half century in public life these concepts have not been good pol itics If he had been thinking of tomorrow rather than oL the next generation hed have joined the chorus promising pie in the sky That hasnt been his course He has stuck to his convictions At present Norway is ruled by R Socialist Government remark ably similar lo Britains postwar Labor Government The rule has been to take from those who have and give to those who have not rather than trying lo increase the national product so that there would be more for all Carl Ham bro has been the most eloquent voice for what could be described quite accurately as a progressive conservalivism for Norway Impressive Compliment Its nothing short of amazing therefore that one so out of har mony with the techniques of the demagog should time after lime he honored by those of different viewpoint Al present for exam ple he is president of the Odel sting the larger of Norways two legislative bodies So it has been on a dozen other occasions There could be no more impressive com pliment to the respect he com mands Twenty years ago Hitler let it be known that Dr Hambros se lection for a high office would be distasteful to him confreres responded by choosing him unan imously Another time it was Stalin who found him objection again the same result Nothing to Praise Presently Dr Hambro finds nothing to in Americas foreign policy For one thing he thinks that our financial aid has been a crutch for governments in many countries which deserved to stumble and fall For another he Ihinks that Americas course in the Suez has been even more open to censure than that of Brit ain and France said Dr Hambro is much too trusting He assumes good motives in many who clear ly harbor evil motives Hes much too kind toward Nasser who has surrounded himself by some of Hitlers former butchers He needs what in our Norwegian farmers has been called the grace of II was good to see Carl Hambro on his homegrounds He has com missioned me to transmit grcct ingi for him to a host of American Mends HUNT FOR STORM VICTIMS Kansas National Guardsmen traveling along Highway 83 near Liberal in their snow check a stalled snowcovered AP Wirepliolo auto for possible victims of the weekend snowstorm Only plows and special snow equipment were moving on many drifted Midwest highways RESCUE OPERATIONS CONTINUE Snowstorm Leaves 33 Dead Blocked Roads Opened South Iowa Digging Out BY THK ASSOCIATED 1RKSS Main highways in the southern Iowa snow storm belt were open again Tuesday but oneway traf fic was in force in a number of places and Iravel was generally slow and dangerous Hundreds of cars marooned by the blow which brought wet snow1 as deep as 16 inches started to move Monday night after highway plows pushed through clearance on the principal roads The digging out job after South ern Iowas worst storm in more than 20 years went ahead steadily and workmen were busy trying to restore telephone and electric power service in areas left with out lights or communications Two lowans Dead Two lowans one of them found in a snowbound car in northern Illinois were numbered in the national storm deaths toll Sophia Hchmeyer 61 By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS roads and The Great Plains area still wasjsnarled digging out of snow drifts as high as house tops Tuesday Deaths in the weekend blizzard rose to 33 spread over 8 states Texas 7 Illinois 7 Oklahoma 5 Kansas 4 Nebraska 3 Indiana 3 Missouri 2 New Mexico 1 and Iowa 1 Communications and iravel on rail lines still were Despite their own plight in Rescue operations began Mon day as skies cleared behind the storm which veered northeast ward the Great Lakes partially spent but still potent A prodigious task faced rescu ers Hundreds of small commu habitanls of they area threw open their doors to refugees of the storm Several lowns were crowded wilh them Farm homes welcomed motorists seeking safe ty Snowbound cars by the hun dreds were counted from the air nities across the desolate plains over the sixslate High Plains from the air and carried to dis Colorado the Panhandles of Tex as and Oklahoma western Kan sas and Nebraska Rescuers feared more dead would be uncovered as the heavy snow thawed Livestock losses were huge Dropped From Air Food and supplies were dropped had been isolated since New Mexico and Bank Burglar Gets Stuck in Mud Arrested CRESTON of a bank burglar whose came stuck in getaway car the mud was be an nounced Monday by the FBI J E Thornton FBI special agent in charge at Omaha said Thomas Gordon Tinkle 35 Memphis was seized when he returned with a wrecker to extricate his car from a mud hole near Shannon City south of here The Shannon City office of the First State Bank of Diagonal was robbed of S500 in silver and to unissued travelers checks early Sunday Tinkle was seized later Sunday by FBI agents and Union County Sheriff Scott Duckworth but his arrest was not disclosed until late Monday About 33 customers deposit boxes were entered in the bur glary ALL IN ALL IT WAS A BAD DAY FOR KEOKUK MAN KEOKUK Lewis Ra bel Keokuk was in jail here Tuesday for a 35day term rather than pay a fine on 10 traffic charges A state highway patrol man said that when he stopped a car driven by Rabel the man had no reg istration was using another persons drivers license li cense plates issued for an other car no headlights stop lights front brake or horn a defective windshield wiper and other defective equipment The patrolman said when he arrested Rabel and was making out traffic tickets a tire blew out on the car DR CARL J HAMBRO A BELOVED Editor Hall in his travel article in the next column describes his visit with Carl J Hambro in Oslo Norway as one of the most stimulating experiences of his world trip Though out of step with Norways present So cialist government the vener able Hambro still occupies one of the most exaited positions at the command of his fellow countrymen Dr Hambro has visited Mason City several times in the past and asked to be remembered to his many friends here among them R M Hall wellknown Ccrro Gordo County farmer V Ike Shuffles Key Defense Assignments WASHINGTON President Eisenhower in a major reshuffle of key defense jobs Tuesday nom inated Gen Nathan F Twining to be of chairman Staff He of the Joint Chiefs will succeed Adm Arthur W Radford on Aug 15 The President also 1 Accepted the resignation of Reuben B Robertson Jr as dep uty secretary of defense and nom inated Secretary of the Air Force Donald A Quaries lo succeed him effective April 25 2 Named James H Douglas now undersecretary of the Air Force to succeed Quaries as sec tary 3 Nominated Gen Thomas D White now Air Force vice chief of staff to be chief of staff suc ceeding Twining 4 Nominated Adm Arleigh A Burke for a new twoyear term as chief of naval operations The fourth member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Maxwell D Taylor Army chief of staff still has until June 29 1959 to serve before his term expires Protest Bill to Boost Number of Required Courses DES MOINES resolution signed by 75 Iowa educators was sent to the stale Senate Tuesday protesting against a bill which would increase the number of re quired courses a high school stu dent must take lo graduale The resolution was adopted Monday by Lhe Iowa Assn of Sec ondary School Principals It said Ihe bill would put the high schools back 40 years in their at tempt to serve all the children of all the Sen W H Tate RMason City has pending a motion asking the Senate to reconsider the measure it passed last Friday It means the return to a high ly selective type of education which will impel many to drop out of the principals said Any increase in dropout ex perience can be expected to en courage an increase in delinquent aster victims Volunteer Red Cross workers in the Texas Pan handle used snow shoes and skis Military helicopters picked up Ihe frail and the needy and flew them to the nearest town or hospital Highway crews worked around the clock clearing Ihe snow School buses removed approxi mately 440 passengers from two crosscountry streamliners stuck in the snow in western Kansas Taken into Meade were 225 passengers of the Rock Is lands easlbound Golden Stale Limited They were housed in a high school gymnasium and given their first hot meal since Sunday night The passengers said Ihey had only coffee and crackers un til their rescue Monday night There was no heat aboard the train Another 215 Rescued 215 aboard the west snow were bound City of St Louis bounr1 near Winona removed to Oakley by the Union Pacific Before their rescue some food and necessities were airdropped A doctor brought through by a National Guard snow tractor Sun d a y ministered passengers behavior among those who leave aboarri he Goldon suic school before they are equippcdifor to do effective work in some worthwhile Some college educators have ad vocated that high schools require more science mathematics his tory and language courses of stu dents which is what the bill does HES RIGHT GLASGOW Scotland lice testified Monday that James Conway 35 insisted you havent got enough on me when they ar rested him for running unclothed through the streets carbon monoxide poisoning Ten other passenger trains were delayed in the storm area Included were t h c Santa Fcs eastbound Grand Canyon Limilcd at Deerfield west of Garden City its westbound Chief at Garden City and several olher Sanla Fe schedules at Newton Kan M ore than 200 passengers aboard 20 buses were stranded on routes out of Kansas City Greyhound Continental Trail ways and Crown Bus Linos said all were cared for All About Balks at Giving Up Records Subpoena Is Ignored FROM OUR WIRIC SERVICES WASHINGTON boss Dave Beck Tuesday chal lenged jurisdiction of the Senate Rackets Committee to investigate his affairs and invoked the Fifth Amendment in refusing to turn over his personal financial rec ords Chairman McClellan who had told Beck the commit tees inquiries indicated Beck may have misappropriated of union funds asked whether Beck honestly believed that surrender of the records might tend to incriminate Beck replied The committee immediately is sued a subpoena for the records But Beck chose to ignore the sub poena SelfIncriminating The Fifth Amendments protec tion is against being forced to A petition been submitted i Ej Ve evidence whirh miohf g AP Wiroplioto CHANGES Beck president of the International Teamsters Union strikes a talkative pose as he greets newsmen before the start of Tuesdays Senate hearings Aft er Uio inquiry opened how ever Beck invoked the Fifth Amendment Hearing Set on Rockwell School Shift w a s found dead Monday n a stalled car near Normal 111 A coroners jury said she apparently suffered a heart allack brought on by overexertion Fred H Culkomp 82 farmer living near Columbus Junction died of a heart attack Monday while trying to dig his car out at a neighboring farm where he had been visiting Highways Opened At least oneway traffic was open on the following highways which had been blocked at various times during the storm Highways BO 92 169 and 69 in Ihe Des Moincs area Highways 2 169 69 and 34 in the Osceola area M Martin county superjbe selfincriminating intendent of schools asking r organization of the Rockwell school district The county school board in a meeting Monday set April 11 as a hearing date on the proposal The hearing will be gin at 8 at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse The proposed new district would add porlions of Mount Ver Township school present Rockwell district Also to be added would be parts of the Owen Grove Owen Center Columbia and Arthur districts in Owen Township Under the proposal Burchinal would be in Ihe new district There were 437 pelition signers from an electorate of non and Bath districts lo Ihe Highways 34 fi and 71 in the Atlantic and Red Oak areas Highways 64 59 and 71 in the Denison area Hundreds of motorists who were caught after the storm invaded the slate late Sunday were back home or at their destinations Many of them remained in their cars went to farm houses or wherever they could be taken in to wait out the storm For all the trouble it caused the snow storm was nol without its beneficial side due to its high moisture content Southern Iowa was badly in need of winter mois ture SAME Black flag means death in past t The county ing Monday school boi was held rd meet for can vassing of the March 11 school election vote The results of the In addition to invoking the Fifth Amendment Beck told the com mittee its investigation of his and Teamsters Union affairs violated the Firsl Second and Third arti cles of the Constitution He said his rights under ths Fourth Amendment also were in fringed The First Article Sets up the powers of Congress The second defines the powers of the execu tive branch of government The Third Article deals with the judi cial powers The Fourlh Amend ment regulates the right of search and seizure McClellans assertion that it appeared Beck may have mis appropriated union lunds was at Ihe oulset of the hearing Becks immediate reaction was to challenge the committees au vole for unopposed school board thority to determine or adjudi nominees was Ear Dean for cate criminal practices or member at large 429 votes Dale Smith Area 3 477 and Charles Hansen Area 4 292 No more than 20 writein votes were re ceived for either of the three po sitions voted on and no single writein candidate received more than five votes ac He said he would not waive any of his constitutional rights When the sliowdown re quest for his papers came Beck said I am not prepared to release Sentence Repeated Under McClellans prodding he repeated the sentence with em phasis on the not three times challenge of the groups au tiiority was immediately over Reds Likely to Fight Europe Trade Pool ROME UP Mondays sign ing of treaties for the European common market and atomic pool may touch off the sharpest effect munisl reaction since the North Atlantic Treaty of observers here predicted T u e s rl a y Tho treaties aimed at unification of Western Europe also may seal the division if Germany the ob servers said The two treaties must be rati fied by the parliaments of all six nations which signed them MINES DIES LONG BEACH N Y James J Jimmy Hines 80 who rose from blacksmith to become one of the most powerful district loaders in Tammany Hail died Tuesday HERRIOT DIES Former Premier Eclouard Harriot the grand old man of French poli tics died Tuesday at Lyons al the age of 84 Herriot who had been ill for some lime died of a bronchial ailment The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and not much change in tempera ture through Wednesday High Wednesday 3840 Low Tuesday night 20 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday chance of some snow or rain south late Wednesday Low Tuesday night 2532 Warmer southeast Wednesday Minnesota Fair pleasant GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 39 Minimum Monday night 24 At 8 Tuesday 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 28 ruled by a committee vote Mc Ihat Con gress may investigate in any area where it can make laws Beck also refused to answer a number of questions relating lo his financial status including whether or not he used of union funds to build a home in Seattle McCtcllan told Beck that evidence in the committees hands indicated Ihe Teamsters president may have misappro priated that amount Aside from the question as to Jlhc financing of Becks home jspecific queries which Beck de clined to answer included whether he took of un ion funds to pay off personal loans at a bank in 1946 and from 1949 through 1953 to pay his personal Test Case CLARENDON Tex Andy Brown family said goodby Becks stand posed something Tuesday to 91 unexpected weekend guests who were sheltered jof i test case for the whole labor MAROONED BY STORM Texas Farm Family Plays Host to 91 from a howling blizzard by their sevenroom farmhouse The guest list included 43 passengers from two Greyhound buses bound for California from Oklahoma 37 motorists and 11 truck drivers All made their way to the Brown home after the spring storm blocked roads in the area with insurmountable drifts The farm is located about 17 miles north of Clarendon on Highway 70 They were Mrs Dorothy Evans Chicago said of the Browns She said the family had no sleep from Saturday until the last stranded traveler left late Monday They didnt have Mrs Evans said Mrs Brown was cooking all the time and Andy was always needed to help someone in trouble They were won Every inch of floor space in the farm home was at a premium Some 30 men moved to the heated concreteblock barn just behind the house Mrs Brown and the women prepared food and coffee flowed by the barrel until the supply gave out Cigarettes were next to go but eggs bacon flour corn and other items held out until the end The house had only one bath room and the Browns safd the line sometimes numbered 20 waiteet movement The AFLCIO with which he Teamsters Union is af filiated have a code calling for ouster of any union officer who invokes the Fifth Amendment at a proper hearing to avoid an swering questions about alleged wrongdoing George Meany AFLCIO presi dent called a meeting of the AFLCIO Executive Council for Friday A spokesman said it would deal with this Beck thing of Whenever the chance appeared Beck pulled the name of former Sen James Duff RIJa into his replies committee questions Repeatedly Beck told the sena tors he was acting on advice ti Duff his chief counsel who did not however atlcnd the hearing   

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