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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE LJ tl r lla T H I NEWSPAPSR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN NEIGHBOR S VOL LXI1I Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1957 Lincoln Editor Is Dead Lawrence Was Civic Leader LINCOLN James E Law rence for 35 years editor of the Lincoln Star died Monday night at the age of 68 Death came at a Lincoln hos pital which he entered last Tues day Lawrence had been associated with the Star a Lee Group news paper for 50 of its 55 years He joined the staff as a reporter in 1S06 while working his way through the University of Nebras ka became city editor in 1911 managing editor in 1914 and edi tor in 1922 During that half century he be came a leader in a wide range of activities political and civic Friend of Norns A close associate and twice campaign manager for the late Sen george Norris and an active Democrat over a long pe riod of years he had been strong ly considered for the US Senate during the 1930s and again in 1954 but always declined the urg ing of party leaders A backer of programs for de velopment of the states natural resources Lawrence was a lead er in public power and irrigation development and in the early 1950s headed a Missouri Basin survey commission appointed by former President Truman to as sess the progress and problems of Missouri Basin water develop ment On the local level he served as a member of and chairman of many of the study and planning groups which laid plans for ma jor civic developments Headed Historical Group He came to possess a rare and almost encyclopedic knowledge of Nebraska history and served for 15 years as president of the Nebraska Historical Society A member of the University of Nebraskas journalism faculty since 1918 he was a recipient of the Universitys Distinguished Service Award in 1954 Lawrence normally wrote his newspaper copy by dictation When a trip to the hospital for surgery momentarily stilled his editorial voice earlier this year he noted it was the first time in his long association with the Lin coln Star that a daily issue had been printed that did not con tain at least some of his writing His signed editorial column Of Men and Things appeared regularly right up until his fatal illness Reported Conventions Lawrence attended and re ported every national presiden tial nominating convention since 1912 He collaborated actively with the late Sen Norris on the sena tors autobiography Fighting Liberal and wrote a chapter on In Victory a book edited by Robert S Allen This Paper Consists oE Two No 363 BANGKOK Thailand The Armys strong man Sarit Thana rat surrounded Bangkok with tanks and seized control of the government Tuesday in the name of the people The ousted proWestern pre mier P Pibul Songgram who has led the government since 1947 was reported fleeing in a fast car to Malaya Not a shot was fired as the army commander in chief took power with the reported consent of young King Phumiphon Adul det two days before a scheduled meeting in Bangkok of the mili Survivors include his wife Hel en and a daughter Mrs Helen Elizabeth Hum Palos Verdes Es tates Calif JAMES E LAWRENCE Teachers Back to Work in Pawrucket PAWTUCKET RI schools opened Monday for 10000 students as 400 striking teachers bowed to a court order But the head of the Teachers Alliance said the strike for higher pay would resume if a stay of an in junction is obtained On strike since school opening day Sept 4 the teachers returned to classrooms Monday morning after voting to comply with a Su perior Court injunction The Su perior Court held the strike il legal HE SAYS ITS ART When George Mathieu a French artist goes about making a painting he engages in some selfstyled athletics running and gy rating and splashing his oils on a board or wall or anything thats handy Mathieu 36 during a recent show at 7 AP Wircphoto Tokyo is shown at top somewhat splat tered as he casts acritical eye on his efforts At bottom he strokes vigorously on a wali Now then what is it He claims its The Epoch of Kamakura and Muro machi a medieval era in Japanese his tory between 1185 AD and 1573 AD ProWestern Premier of Thailand Is Ousted tary advisers of the antiCommu nist Southeast Asia Treaty Organ ization Marshal Sarit is reputed to be a foe of the organization Sarit said he acted in the inter est of the people who he claimed were dissatisfied with the govern ments handling of last Febru arys elections in which Song gram retained his premiership by slim majority Sarit insisted at a news confer ence I have nothing to do with politics but took the action I did to force the government of Pibui Songgram to resign It was neces sary for me to do this Injunction Is Granted at Nashville NASHVILLE Tenn UP Hun dreds of Nashville children trooped back to elementary schools with integrated first grade classes Tuesday under protection of a federal court in junction and vigilant city police There were no incidents what ever in contrast to those which disrupted the start of mixed lirst grade classes ast week and which was climaxed by a school dynamiting Long Weekend Classes resumed after a long weekend which included Monday off to go to the State Fair Sharply increased attendance was recorded at the six inte grated schools where last weeks violence kept hundreds of chil dren at home Most of the 12 Negroes enrolled in mixed classes were in school Tuesday Picket lines which segrega tionists established at the schools last week had disappeared Injunction Issued Federal Judge William E Mil ler issued an injunction Monday to prevent interference with or derly integration first grade classes as decreed by him sev eral months ago The federal in junction replaces a temporary restraining order Judge Miller issued last Thursday At Little Rock Ark the con tingent of National Guardsmen who have kept Negroes from en tering the 2000 pupil Central High at the Governors direction had been reduced to about a dozen Tuesday There were even fewer spectators on hand as classes started without incident OCCIDENTAL FLU MILWAUKEE in She home town is firsteven when it comes to a virus Mayor Frank Zcidler in bed with what he di agnosed as influenza said dont think its may be he Milwaukee variety PREMIER SONGGRAM New Cold Front Expected to Cover Iowa A new cold front was headed toward Iowa Tuesday bringing with it a promise of frosty tem peratures and possible showers in northern counties Tuesday night Warm southerly breezes over the state Tuesday afternoon were expected to boost the mercury from the mid70s to lower 80s fol lowing early morning tempera tures which ranged from 45 al Mason City to 56 at Spencer Mon days highs ranged from 67 at Mason City to 73 at Burlington The warmup will be shortlived however as cool air pushes across Iowa Tuesday night plunging the mercury to the 40 mark in the northwest and lo about 60 in the southeast Continued cool weather is the outlook for Wednesday and Thurs day the Weather Bureau said GUN GIVEAWAY CHICAGO UP Thomas Le vasseur charged with armed rob bery discovered too late there is no rest for the wicked Levasseur fell asleep in the lobby of Palmer House Hotel only to I awakened by a policeman who saw a gun protruding from pocket the be his Court in Utilities Decision Gas Rates in Question DBS MOINES tffi A utility ompany has the right to base its rates on the present fair value of its properties used in serving a city the Iowa Supreme Courl ruled unanimously Tuesday in handing down an important de ision In an opinion written by Jus tice Robert L Larson the high court gave 70 per cent weight to reproduction costs and 30 pei cent weight to original costs in establishing fair value of a utilitys properties for ratemak ing purposes Ruling Modified The court made the ruling in a suit brought by the IowaIllinois Gas Electric Co against th City of Fort Dodge for permis sion to raise natural gas rates The high court modified the rul ing of the Webster County Dis trict Court but affirmed the low er courts decision in most par ticulars The decision capped a three year court fight between the util ity company and the City of For Dodge Eighteen other Iowa cities in eluding Mason City joined in fil ing a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the contentions of Fort Dodge They were al lowed to file the brief because the decision of the Supreme Cour will affect local rate regulation throughout Iowa Raise Rates The suit started after lowaIlli nois Gas Electric Co had sought to raise its natural gas mier In that capacity he cabled cases Prince Wan Waithayakon Thai Police General Phao Sriyanond house arrest Later Phao left aboard a Dutch leave the country It is believed Marshal Sarit acted quickly to save his own po sition as commander of the Army Sarit told newsmen he wantec a new government as soon as pos sible but did npt know yet what form it would take He consultec with his lawyers to determine whether todissolve the Nationa Assembly Asked if he would be come the new premier Sarit re plied that many people want to be premier After the seizure Sarit modest ly proclaimed himself as gover nor of Bangkok rather than prePending and potential utility rat rates in Fort Dodge and the Citi Council refused to modify its or dinance fixing gas rates The utility firm filed suit for an injunction prohibiting the cit from enforcing its ordinance Th utility contended that the ordi nance was so unreasonable and unjust as to be confiscatory Tuesdays ruling marked th first major Iowa Supreme Cour utility rate decision since 1909 Spokesmen for cities involved in the case have said the decisior be influential in determinin The high court did not question lands foreign minister and retirtne cities right under Iowa lav ing president of the U N Gento set rates but did set up th eral Assembly that he is still Procedure they must use in de the Thai representative at the termining them U N Fair Fair Value n and Navy Chief Adm Yuthasart Uy wouWfbe a ratio between Kosol both of whom surrendered and before dawn were placed under Wlthf he grater emPhasi house arrest imuer on present day replacement costs the opinion said Fort Dodge in appealing a deci jjuuge iii auueaiuiK a UGCI airliner for Geneva At the airsion by District Court Judge Har porthesaidheisgomgtoSwitzervey Uhlenhopp had based its land for two or three years He case on a federal court decision also said Songgram was trying to which said cities could use any formula they wanted as long as Everything is fine said Phao the rates were fair who commanded the 40000man Fort Dodge took that decision police force There will be nojto mean hey could base rates on trouble because Marshal Sarit is my friend A heavy guard surrounded the airport as Phao awaited his plane Marshal Sarit said he had asked Phao a wealthy man to go into the Buddhist priesthood or leave the country Diplomatic sources said mean while that Sarit had promised that Thailand will not change her foreign policy and that all treaty obligations will be met Sarit said foreign lives and property will be protected and that he wanted SEATO to keep its headquarters here original costs instead of replace ment costs or on a combination of the two Will Vote on School Bonds in Mason City WHY MOTHERS GET GRAY Tate a bucket of roofing tar and two small children and this is the re suit Walter Johnson 5 and his sister Yvonne 4 tound the bucket on the porch of their Miami Fla home and before their mother knew what happened this did Here Mrs Johnson starts a long cleanup Note No Progress at Strike Parley NEW YORK R A federal mediator Tuesday conferred with chief negotiators for both sides in an attempt to bring about a settlement of a strike of 23800 telephone equipment installers in 44 states and the District of Columbia Commissioner Walter A Maggiolo the Mediation Service said I will have to await developments from our talks before he could say whether there would be a resumption of fullscale ne gotiations The strikers members of the Communications Workers of America Monday threw picket lines around telephone buildings coast to coast keeping an TPL if estimated 150000 operators from I he Weather SAME Iowa to Test Five New Drivers License Exams DES MOINES WWFive ntw drivers license examinations developed by the State Safety Departments Study Commit tee on Licensing will be tested on approximately 700 lowans during the next few days Capt Kermith Rhoades chief license examiner for the high way patrol said each of the pa trols 23 license examiners will 9ive the new tests to 30 appli cants for licenses The appli cants he said will not know they are taking an exam differ ent from those now in use The purpose is to learn how long it takes people to complete new tests per rf failures and the order of diffi culty Rhoadss said He said the changes in the new tests are primarily in the wording and in reducing the number of questions that can be answered by a true or false selection The new exams are 25 questions in same as the one currently in use Rhoades said the new tests contain no question that could not be answered by a person well prepared to take our pres ent examinations The new tests are part of the Safety Departments program to increase standards of licens ing listing in Iowa Mason City Partly cloud feh r o u chance of a brief shower Tues day night Low Tuesday night 4550 Cooler Wednesday high 6570 Iowa Partly cloudy through Wed nesday Cooler extreme north west Tuesday night and over the state Wednesday Low Tues day night 4050 northwest 5060 southeast Minnesota Cloudy showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Monday 67 Minimum Monday night 45 At 8 am Tuesday 56 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 42 Gulf Coast Faces Storm Threat NEW ORLEANS ana coastal residents Tuesday were warned for the third time in three months to prepare for possible evacuation in the face of a tropical storm moving northward through the Gulf of Mexico The US Weather Bureau said that tropical storm Esther pack ing 50 miie an hour winds was centered about 270 miles sovith of the west Louisiana coast It was moving northward al a forward speed of 0 miles an hour The South Louisiana coastal region has been hit twice by tropical storms in recent months their jobs Federal mediators managed to the two shles together Mon Jan20 Date Is Chosen Program Set A school bond will be submitted to Mason City voters Jan 20 the school board decided Monday evening The bond issue would help to finance fhe following construction 1 A new junior highschool 2 A second kindergarten at Jefferson School 3 Three additional classrooms and a multipurpose room afc Grant School to make it a full wounit building 4 Six additional classrooms at ioover School to make it a full hreeunit building in addition to he six special education rooms Shop Building 5 A shop and storage building south of Roosevelt Field as a temporary vocational agriculture shop andclassroom until a new high school is built 6 An addition to Monroe Junior High to provide adequate cafe teria facilities A new maintenance shop The entire construction pro gram will cost approximately according to prelim inary estimates The amount needed over the bond issue would come from the 2Va mill levy al ready approved by the voters New Levy The junior high is to be com pleted by September I960 By that time the new levy will have been in effect 2Vi years and will have brought in nearly the board believes Site of the new junior high was not discussed at the board meet ing It already has been agreed that it would be located at the end of East State Street on the 90acre plot which also will hold the new high school It is essential to have the elec ion at the earliest practical date the board agreed since the ele mentary classrooms will be need ed by next September If the jond issue is approved the con Grant ported and Hoover additions would be The CWAs national director el in with a Scptem ber completion date Joseph E Dunne called the strike 100 per cent effective and added It will be a long strike unless the company meets our just demands The situation at the moment is bleak The American Telephone Telegraph Co said the walkouts effect on telephone service gen erally was slight The company reported delays in placing longdistance calls dur ing peakload periods II said however that by 3 pm Monday switchboards in the 14 longdis tance division buildings through out the country were getting 63 Enrollment Boost The elementary schools had an enrollment increase this month of 251 over a year ago With a sixth grade of 392 going out and a kindergarten of more than 600 coming in next year additional classrooms are essential The three small born during the war now in he sixth seventh and eighth grades it was pointed out by Supt Lawrence H Shcpoiser A fifth grade of 529 pupils fol lows the present sixth of 392 En rollment in the second third and fourth grades also is over 500 each Tho classes below that are v i i i U li Oo to 100 per cent coverage by over pcrvisory workers and longclis The voters earlier this year de tance operators who crossed a proposal to enlarge flviTtf rrl picket iines There were no repoiis of dis order At issue are wages travel al lowances and whether a new con tract should run for one year or two Marshafirown Man Is Drowning Victim rpi Harley E Johnson 35 Marshalllown Grant School The sixth grade from Grant now is being hauled lo Roosevelt School because is no room Next September Grant will be short an additional room attendance figures show More Rooms Needed In addition to the three roomj short at Grant Harding now has a class housed in the lunch room and will be short another room next year At Hoover a book stor age and teachers room is used as a classroom and another room will be needed next year At Jcf o afLCr hc a regular classroom is be apparently slipped and fell into the Iowa River while fishing Police and firemen located the body a short distance from the Center Street Dam where John son beeir fishing ing used as kindergarten The new Jefferson wing is expansible By next year it will be neces sary to haul some of the Harding area children to another school Transportation of those on Caro   

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