Thursday, April 4, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NfWSPAPIR THAT MAlffc AII n u HOME EDITION VOL LXU1 United full r The World Around Us Highlights From 50 Ports of Call Number 118 EDITORS NOTE This is of a scries of dailyreports byour editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL OVER THE ATLANTIC HEAD ED TOWARD GANDER NEWFOUNDLAND This after noon I visited the spot where one day in 1609 Hendrik Hudson set sail on his Half Moon on an epochal voyage Six weeks later he sailed up the Hudson and claimed the new land for Holland This flight from and to precisely the same places is taking a scant 17 hours Thats quite a c o n trast But Im W EARL HALL still finding time to think back over the past three months of roving for some capsule recollections of my 50 ports of call in 30 different coun tries Honolulu Hawaii Soft night music of breeze through palms Canton trees give up ghost in struggle for survival Nandi Fiji Islands Tropical rain on roof of primitive hotel Suva Fiji Islands W h i t e gauntleted bushyhaired police Auckland Mr Z Panoramic view of city from extinct volcano Wellington N car to lighted fountain overlooking city Christchurch N ZBrilliant flowers in every yard Sydney harbor with lofty arched bridge Melbourne Olympic games and friendly hospitable Aussies Hobart south wind atop craggy Mt Wellington Darwin Australia Airport chopped out of a tropical jungle Denpasar rice fields reaching to mountain tips Surbaja Java Pillboxes left by hated Japanese invaders Djakarta opera tions in a murky canal Pallenbang tanks gleaming among mangrove trees Singapore Thousands of tiny house boats in harbor New Johore Malaya Gashed rubber trees with drain cups Saigon Vietnam Impressive river view from hotel balcony Angkor Cambodia Jungle ruins recalling a lost civilization Bangkok Thailand Stinking river life I had no wish to share Rangoon skyline of shimmering golden pagodas Calcutta crema tion on banks of holy Hooghly New Delhi contrast between old and new Agra beautiful even than I expected Karachi Pakistan Luncheon in home of Minister Amjad Ali Teheran Iran Snowcapped Mt Damavand Beirut Lebanon Ten glorious days with daughter and family Baalbek that make Acropolis look pygmylike Sidon last pipeline source of MidEast oil Bethlehem Jordan The spot where Christ was born in Jerusalem Sep ulchre where He was crucified Jerico Jordan Mount of THURSDAY APRIL el Four SectionsSection Britain to Abolish Draft Cut Arms Program A HERBERT NORMAN Canadian Diplomat in Suicide CAIRO Norman 48 Canadian ambassador to Egypt committed suicide Thursday The Canadian Embassy said he had in a depressed con dition due to recent unpleas ant publicity and accusations obvious reference to a U S Senate subcommittees re port that it had evidence he had been a Communist The ambassador plunged to his death from a high building near his home Thursday morn ing Canada had protested the re port against Norman made pub lic last month by the Sen ate Internal Security Subcom mittee In the report a trans cript of a closed committee meeting earlier in March Com mittee Counsel Robert Morris said there was evidence Nor man had been a Communist After the Canadian protest Foreign Secretary Lester B Pearson told Parliament a 1951 government security check gave Norman a clean bill of health on the Red charges Pearson said the subcommit tee record repeated rumors suspicions and slanders heard about for years and rejected by us as Canadas External Affairs de partment declared Norman had been cleared of all Communist suspicion by a double security check and Pearson said the U S government had been told Norman was a highly re spected and trusted senior offi Committee OKs School Program WASHINGTON wj A House Education Subcommittee Thurs day approved a fiveyear bil lion program of federal grants to the states to help build schools Change in Policies LONDON ui Britain Thurs day announced a sweeping revi sion of her defense program de signed to abolish the draft by 1960 and cut the armed forces from men to Described in a government white paper as the biggest change in military policies ever made in normal the new program slices defense costs by million in 195758 It scraps further development of supersonic bombers and fight ers on the theory that these pilot ed aircraft will be replaced by guided missiles including some to be furnished by the United States Included in the cutbacks was a newly disclosed decision to with draw Britains troops from Libya and Korea Date of the with drawal was not given but military sources expect them fairlv Revised Bill Britains revised defense bill for 195758 was estimated at 000 pounds As out lined a year ago the program would have cost about 000 pounds The revised program is based largely on the supply of guided missiles which Britain will be re ceiving rom the United States The white paper said the gov ernment Tims to stabilize Brit ains armed forces at about 000 regulars by the end of 1962 The Defense Ministry said it was planning on the basis of end ing the military draft by the end of 1960 less than a year after Prime Minister Macmillans Con servative government must face a general election if Parliament does not vote it out of office be fore High Priority The white paper stated High priority will continue to be given to the development of British nu clear weapons Work will go ahead on nuclear propulsion for maritime purposes Close cooperation with the United Slates on defense research and development particularly on guided missiles will be main It added however that Britain WOMANS INTUITION Paul Law Des templates what might have happened if his wife had not changed her mind on accompanying him on a trip As Law drove along a Des Moines street a sixfoot tree limb blown down by high winds pierced the wind shield and wound up on the spot where Mrs Law would have sat Snow and Rain Blanket Iowa Moie bad weather for Iowa was the word from the Wealhe Bureau warned of snow in extreme west and extreme northwes Iowa which is expected to become heavy diminishing J Accumulations of three to six inches of snow were likely in th west and northwest by night fail the forecasting agency reported Elsewhere freezing rain and sleet was expected to continue i will cease work on the develop The measure approved 61 Temptation Sea Cairo River Jordan Dead Pyramids and downtown miles and 50 centuries separating them Istanbul Turkey A fabulous hotel called IstanbulHilton Athens glory that WAS exceeds the glory that IS Delphi G re e c ment about ancient oracles Corinth canal in midst of ancient ruins Zagreb Yugoslavia A slow moving train feet below Vienna i s e r y jn faces of Hungarian escapees Budapest Hungary Uneasy peace in wake of revolution Lvov last Russian dish borsch Kiev queueing up for insufficient merchandise filtering down between my hotel and Kremlin where Rus sian Communism was born Helsinki Sta dium against early morning sky Stockholm swans beneath my hotel balcony Oslo J Hambro in his dimlylighted office Copenhagen Mermaid redcoated postmen Amsterdam Holland Canals bikes dikes and lush meadows the subcommittee now goes the full committee scheduled to meet next Thursday The measure is a compromise between the Eisenhower adminis tration proposal for a fouryear program and a rival Democratic measure calling for a sixyear plan of aid Prospects for final enactment in the present atmosphere of econ omy in Congress are uncertain BUck 1B ment or construction of advanced types of supersonic fighters and bombers Woman Is Bitten on Leg by Chick Dies BUXWORTH England chicken killed Ethel Bowden Wednesday The 51yearold farm wife bled to death after a white cock erell bit her on the leg and sev ered an artery The mother of five children was unable to stop the bleeding and died within an hour although her children ran to a nearby farm for help Gusts Cause BlackOut in Mason City High winds which whipped up gusts of approximately 60 miles an hour at times struck Mason City shortly after 9 Wednes day and tangled wires and blew down tree limbs in various parts of the city Street lights in the southeast part of the city some house cir cuits and the lights across the footbridge over Willow Creek were out for a short time A large tree limb blew across Highway 106 west of South Fed eral Avenue and considerable sparking of wires in trees was reported around the city The wind continued through the night but subsided toward morn ing as rain began to fall which later turned to snow An inch and threequarters of snow had fallen a band across Iowa from south west to northeast causing con siderable glazing on trees and power Jines Sioux City had three inches of snow on the ground Thurs new day morning while Spencer Council Bluffs and Davenport alJ reported two inches The weatherman said the snow and rain mixture may continue off and on in North Iowa Thurs day night and into Friday All state highways were either snow packed or slushy Strong winds also lashed the state during the night disrupting electric and communications services In Des Moines the wind reached 66 miles an hour It knocked over two 350foot towers of radio station KlOA blew out ome plate glass windows in the downtown area and knocked down many tree limbs Elsewhere in vere numerous damage and broken utility Iowa there also reports of wind many cases of lines caused by by noon and streets and highways sloppy with ha If melted were snow 24 hours Colfax Child Dies as Result of Burns DES MOINES UP Frank Wyer 4 Colfax died Thursday at Lutheran hospital from burns uffered Wednesday in a fire at his home House Finally Approves Bill to Ban Union Political Gifts DES MOINES UP After the third round the House sent to the Senate Thursday by a vote of 6838 a bill to make it unlaw ful for labor organizations or any other organizations or as sociations to contribute to po litical campaigns The vote showed 34 Democrats and 4 Republicans voting against the bill One Democrat voted with 67 Republicans for the measure The one Democrat who voted with the Republicans was Rep Albert Lund Brooks The four Republicans who sided with the Democrats were Reps Riley Dietz Walcott Don Petruccelli Davenport William Coffman North English and T J Frey Neola It the third day House had argued over the bill Origin ally it applied only to labor unions It was amended to in clude all other organizations and groups The bill prohibits con tributions of money property labor or anything of value to any political party or candidate either directly or does not apply to ties themselves indirectly It political par Rep Ciark McNeal RBel principal introducer of the bill made the only closing speech in behalf of it Rep An drew Frommelt RDubuque and several others including Frey spoke against the measure McNeal repeated that the bill merely broadens to labor unions and other affected the same restrictions which now ap ply to corporations Frey said the measure is bad legislation and of doubtful The House also sent to the Senate a bill to provide a 60day cooling off before a divorce case could be heard except in emergencies Gov Herschel Loveless mean vind iceweighted wires and fall ng limbs Normal telephone cir cuits to Fairfield were knocked ut by a falling tree which severed the cable between Fair Postal Service Cutback Feared R Stanbery Attorney Is Dead at 76 Ralph Stanley Stanbery 76 Mason City attorney and grand son of the first mayor of Mason City died Wednesday evening at his home 915 Delaware He had been a lifelong resident of Mason City and had been prominent in many of its civic projects Mr Stanbery was born Jan 15 1881 in Mason City son of John S and Martha Amelia Waldo Stanbery He attended Mason City High School Cornell College Mt Vernon and the University of from which he was graduated with a degree in 1903 and from the college of law in 1905 He was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1905 Started Practice After graduation he was for a year in the farm loan and legal department of the Northern Trust Company Chicago He then returned to Mason City and practice of law with He was admitted to started the his father the Iowa Bar in 1907 Within a year the Stanbery family would have observed 100 years of the Stanbery law firm in Mason City which was started by his grandfather William C Stanbery Gilbert K Bovard of he law firm of Weslfall Laird Burington son of Ralph Stan bcry will continue the practice Ralph Stanbery had practiced aw in his own office since 1912 He served two terms as justice of the peace and two terms as erro Gordo County Attorney Held Offices He was a member of the Cerro CURTIS LEMAY Gen LeMay to Be Vice Air Chief WASHINGTON Curlis E LeMay 50 chief of the Strate gic Air Command Thursday was tapped to become vice chief of staff of the Air Force In another major appointment the Defense Department an nounced that Gen Lyman Nem nitzer now commander in chief of United Nations forces in Ko rea will become vice chief of staff of the Army effective July 1 Lemnitzer will be succeeded in the command by Gen George H Decker now deputy commander of forces in Eu rope As vice chief of the Air Force LeMay will succeed Gen Thomas D White White will become chief of staff of the Air Force next June 30 succeeding Gen Nathan JA d lUclIl Crordo County Bar Association ofjF Twining who becomes chair vhich he wasjiast president the man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The announcement also made field and Ottumwa Several other Iowa points having com munications difficulties Southern Minnesota appeared hardest hit by the snow Some 55 schcools were closed by a eight inch fall which was piled into drifts at spots by 40 mileanhour winds Scott County Asks of Schools to Resign DAVENPORT of the Scott County Board of Educa tion said Thursday they have asked Harlzel M Perry to resign as county superintendent because of differences in viewpoint involv ng school ters The request for reorganization mat the resigna while sent Senate the the Senate back to the Iowa four appointments refused to confirm Tuesday The four names are Polk County Auditor Homer Ad cock Des Moines for liquor commissioner Robert L Brice Waterloo and Cecil Malone At lantio for the Highway Com mission and Irene Smith Ot for the Social Welfare era tg Slate Board of All Demo 12th Judicial Bar Association and he Iowa State Jar Association He was also a past president of he Izaak Walton League past iecrelary of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and a past member of Kiwanis Club He was a member of the First Vlethodist Church a past master f Benevolence Lodge A F and and a member of High 12 Ie was a past president of the forth Iowa and Winnebago Coun ils of Boy Scouts was secretary f the Mason City Cemetery As ociation and was for many years trustee of the First Methodist Church and Sunday School teach er and past president of the Cerro Gordo County Historical Society Mr Stanbery was married to Jessie Klemme June 8 1919 at Belmond Surviving are his wife Jessie son Gilbert K Bovard grandson Ralph Stanley Bovard granddaughter Sally Bovard all Decision Difficult to Moke WASHINGTON UP master General Arthur E Sum m erf i eld announced publicly Thursday that he may have to order a drastic cutback in mail service starting Saturday unless Congress gives him an emer gency S47 million appropriation He said he may have to shut down all post office windows on Saturday half Saturday mail de livery service and make other re ductions in service Difficult Decision Summerfield called an emer gency news conference to an nounce that he was waiting min ute by minute and hour by hour to decide what mail service cuts would have to be made Summer field said This will be the most difficult decision any postmaster general in history has ever been called on to His decision hinges on the out come of an angry row with the Democraticcontrolled House Ap propriations Subcommittee which has voted to give him only million of the million he says he needs to keep the department going fullblast until July i Republicans on the subcommit tee promised a fight to restore the cut But prospects appeared slim that any move to reverse the sub committees action could take ef fect before Saturday The sub committee has completed its work and is not again The committee meets Friday on other bill The issue could raised then Called Catastrophe Representatives of postmasters scheduled to meet full appropriations an be of Mason City and nephew John Patton Northridge and niece Martha Ouellet of California Funeral services will be held p m Friday at the First no mention of a successor for Leand mailmen termed the subcom May in the Strategic Air Com mand The deputy chief of SAC is Maj Gen Francis H Gris wold LeMay has been chief of the longrange atomic bombing force since October 1948 making hin the holder of one of the longes tenures any commander of a mil itary force has ever had Belmond Woman Killed in Crash Near Chelsea CHELSEA UP Mrs Minnie Alice Kriens 54 Belmond was killed Thursday when the car in which she was riding went out of control on a curve throwing her out of the vehicle The wheels of the car rolled over the woman crushing her at 2 Methodist Church Dr George Truman Carl and the Rev Charles F Haigh will officiate Burial chest Her husband John 56 driv ing the car when it went out of control on a curve miles northwest of here on Iowa mittee action a catastrophe and said it will have a disastrous effect on mail service and postal employes listed the following possible cuts starting this Satur day if the subcommittee did not vote the money of all Saturday mail delivery both city and coun try all post offices on Sat urdays down business mail deliveries to one a day Elimination of third class mail except for merchandise of annual leaves of all postal employes until after June 30 of purchase of uni orms vehicles conveyors sort ng cases and other equipment rAll About The Weather be in Elmwood Cemcterv Friends may call at the Major until noon Fri Memorial Chapel said Dr L V Schroeder president of the board centered on one specific the board felt that harmony in fu ture reorganization plans would be facilitated by resignation of Mr Dr Schroeder said he person alty favors retaining Perry Perrys present contract expires Aug l He came here in 1951 from Sigourney Perry said when one takes an active stand in such a reorganization plan as I have carried out a few enemies will STATUE OF DOG SEOUL Korea plans to erect a statue of Gen Douglas MacArthur for his dej fense of the country against inj vasiori by Communist North Ko rea it was reported Thursday The Kriens were enroute to Iowa City with their 17yearold daugh ter who was to enter nursing school Neither Kriens nor his daughter was hurt RALPH S STANBERY Ned Sparks 73 Comedian Dies VICTORVILLE Calif Sourfaced veteran film come dian Ned Sparks died Wednesday night at his ranch here following a brief illness He was 73 Sparks a native of Canada earned a million dollars as the screens one and only sourpuss comic He retired from the movies temporarily in 1940 but returned to Hollywood after pending two years at Toronto Canada The deadpan comic had been living with his daughter here on his ranch for the past several years The coroners office re ported the comedians death re1 YEAR AGO suited aparently from a heart Maximum I Minimum City Snow becoming heavy Thursday night gradu ally diminishing Friday accum Dialing additional 35 inches Low Thursday nighl 2832 High Friday 3436 Iowa Snow northwest rain or freezing rain southeast Thurs day night Snow northwest oc casional rain or snow south east Friday No important tem perature change Low Thurs day night low 30s Minnesota Heavy snow Thursday night and Friday Blizzard con ditions in west and north with severe blowing and drifting Snow accumulations ranging from 8 to 15 inches west and north by Friday afternoon with lesser amounts toward south east Continued cofd GlobeGazette weather data to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum 29 At 8 Thursday 31 Precipitation snow BO 32 up