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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT T H I N E W S A P i R THAT MA E KIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDJliON VOL LXIV ind United Presi FulJ Cenu MASON CiTY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 16 1957 m Pape ConjlsU oi MteMfcBUoB Shore Up Defenses Ike tells NATO One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor KGLO BROADCAST SCHEDULE 61B SJ8 Pm Sund In Quaint Old New Orleans T have quite a 1 classifying the little trouble cities of our world For example I was sure for a number of years that Paris is the worlds one most beautiful city Then I saw Vienna That was earlier this year Now Im not so sure Closer home Im having the same difficulty making up my mind about which is our most scenic or historic city New York Boston Philadelphia Wash ington San Francisco New Or leans This question has arisen in acute form since my visit to the Louisiana metropolis recently for a national conference of Associ ated Press managing editors In the 20 years since my last visit there I had pretty well forgotten New Orleans many charms Perhaps I was in a peculiarly receptive mood You see I was leaving a snow blanket of eight or ten inches I had spent most of one day shoveling sidewalks and driveway Snow had delayed my departure 24 hours Judgment Warped Is it strange that a temperature in the high 60s and a sunshine witha warm glow would warp my judgment just a tiny bit I think not You may therefore make whatever discount you like for any excessively kind appraisal of New Orleans and what it has to offer Geographically of course New Orleans is unique at least among the larger cities of America Its built on soil borne down by the mighty Mississippi River There are it follows no elevations whatever The highest land in Orleans Parish which has the same borders as the City of New Orleans is immediately along the river itself That prepares us for the infor mation that New Orleans is situ ated below the level of the river and nearby Lake Pontchartrain Some of it is actually below the level of the Gulf of Mexico not so far distant Giant levees plus the fact that any overflow water from the Mississippi can spread out hun dreds of miles in all directions are New Orleans protection against floods But there are two or three al lied problems not so easy of so lution Lets take a look at them Lots of Pumping Sorosis Club Mark Douglas Boycc Medical Assistance Association Iosia Clerks Auxiliary The Three Gs Jimmy Barbi and Jon of the comrfiunitys normal rain 157 CUEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Christmas Carolcadc Contrlbu 100 00 SliD51 50JJ2 500 iOll 10110 Itlason City Chapter Order of Aliepa 5 503 Cundace Iaiue Icner Novel Club Daughters Onion Veterans of he Civil War Kicliard Arcnds Kanawha DEC From liobbr Jimmy Billy and Ann Mason City Assembly No 45 Order of Rainbow for Girls Tuesday Dinner Club Manly Little Toot A A friend Trim and Fresh Park Depart ments at Deckers In Memory of Elwood Detra United Home Bank Employes THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE 300 iOO 100 5UU JoOO 500 IS00 iOO 400 20 2 no 37110 1000 CASH STILLNEEDED S1IIBS7 GIVING DAYS LEFT Seven Carolcade Helps Swell Cheer Fund n i7 ao yiuj vo VJl One of these is how to dispose business firms and as individuals enerous hearted m e n women and children contributed to the Christmas Cheer Fund over the week end They gave through t h e Carolcade of ifi Christmas Sun day night They gave as clubs and other HUM a uauuw ions They gave as employes of ecaPe from Sunday at the 4 Die in Highway Accident Weekend Toll Rises to 8 SIOUX CITY WA headon col lision on Roller Coastei Road near Sioux City Sunday night took the lives of four teenaged girls and brought injuries to five other teenagers It was one of Iowas worst traffic tragedies of the year The four Sioux City deaths were among eight reported over the weekend and they brought Iowas 1957 motor vehicle toll to 682 only 10 less than on the same date a year ago Crest of Hill The accident occurred at the crest of a hill just east of the city limits on a hilly gravel road which some young folks like to travel because of its steep dips and rises The girls killed were Marvel Murdock 14 Sharon Bratt 17 Geraldine Chapel 14 and Phyllis Stott 16 all of Sioux City Authorities said they believed Dennis Petersen 17 and Frank A Burkhalter 25 were the driv ers of the two cars Petersen and Burkhalter along with Helen Kay Pas 16 Dennis VermiUion 17 and James Tott 17 all were hospitalized in serious condition Other Victims Others killed in weekend acci dents in Iowa included Harry Lee Hanson 21 and Daryl Pool 21 both of Humeston came to their deaths by drowning early Sunday when their car struck a bridge and fell into a creek near Humeston Linda Fish 14 Deep River was killed Saturday when the car in which she was riding van off Iowa 92 near Oskaloosa Four others were injured Cecil Lee Buttolph 3yearold son of Mr and Mrs Donald But tolph of near was fatally injured when his grandmother Mrs Henry Newton accidentally drove into him in the driveway of the Buttolph home Man Injured in Accident at Corwith Red Maw 51 a barber here had a narrow airport For a detailed story and pic Maw was attempting to start ct ucicuieu MUTV inci pic fall of almost 60 inches a yearitlrcs of thc a plane which he used frequently That incidentally is jusl of jn which when he realized the plane which as much as were accustomed to 600 younr e fe f had been tied down was rolling in that part of the upper Mississippi Valley where I live Once New Orleans had 9 inches of rain in 12 hours 3 inches in one hour Another time there was 14 inches in two days And noth ing serious happened for a good reason New Orleans has installed the greatest pumping system known to any city in the whole world thousands of homes in the city and raised for the Christ mas Cheer Fund turn to page Spirit of Giving To the many who gave to this cause we are most appreciative The Christmas spirit has how caught spirit of giving that those less fortunate may vin tVllUH Ul A network of large canals has nave a happier Christmas been made a part of the drainj The tone of the giving was set age system A lake 10 square miles in area and 8 feet deep can be drained of its hours contents in 24 by a contribution from Richard Arends of Kanawha with this no tation We are sending S5 to help happy 1 I Thats another way of sayingjmake some child have a that if there were any place to Christmas piit the water other than back in Contributions came from per the lake Iowas Clear Lake or sons in all walks of it Okoboji could be shed of their contents within a couple of days or so Sewage and Water Joined with this problem of course is sewdge disposal Here again pumps a different set of pumps are used Some of the waste matter must be raised through two lifts or more before finding its way into the Mississippi where it joins with that already turbid water Even more difficult though per haps not more expensive has been the problem of providing a satis factory water supply In the early days dweliers would collect river in lirge earthen iars and let it settle But that wasnt prac ticable or healthful Then cisterns CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 should A generous donation will be noted in the table from the Trim and Fresh Pork Depart ments at Jacob E Decker and sons Generous Response There was also a generous re sponse from the employes of the United Home Bank and Trust Co as well as from other groups and individuals While this brings the lund past the half way mark of the goal there remain only seven giving toward him He ducked in an at tempt to miss the plane but the propeller caught his right hand and arm All four fingers of the right hand were severed and his arm was broken above the elbow and at the wrist Maw who was alone at the air port was able lo crawl into the plane shut off the motor and then get to his car A friend ar rived and took him to town Maws condition was reported as fair at Mercy Hospital Ma son City Monday He has flown 25 years and this was the first accident he has ever had Iowa Father Son Drown in River SABULA James Miller 40 Sabula and his son Benjamin IT drowned Sunday near Hub bell Island in the Mississippi Riv er where they had gone to set hunting traps The bodies were found by searchers withina few I feet of each other in about 15 feet of water The two had left home to sell traps about 6 am Mrs Miller nolitied authorities when the days in which to raise the feled to return home in the afternoon Send or bring your gifts to the Authorities were unable lo dc JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT L The bodies of Merle Bartlmg Tatna and Neil Stanley Marshalltown on are crumpled on the floor of a Marshalltown tavern following a fatal shootingSaturday night Wit W L Bennett Found Dead in Field W L Bennett 86 who had been missing from the Cerro Gbrdo county home for over a month was found dead early Sunday morning in a field mile south of the home Mike Yankovich a Mason City hunter found the body sheriffs officers reported Dr J E Christopherson coun ty coroner said the elderly man died of natural causes and added there would be no autopsy per formed It was not immediately known bow long the man had been dead Subject of Search Bennett had been the subject of search by sheriffs officers since the mans absence was re ported in the early evening of Nov 15 Two planes and scores of searchers had tramped through the fields around the county home looking for him Bennett was born Nov 1 1872 at Rio Wis the son of William and Agatha Bennett He lived with his family at Rio until he was a young man In September 1916 he was married to Agnes Margaret Lewis at Minneapolis The family moved to New Rock ford ND and then to James Lown ND where he was in the land investment business When the Bennetts City he M Schanke Investment Co His Survivors He is survived by his wife Ag The Weathe Mason City Mostly cloudy through Tuesday with occasion al light rain or drizzle Tuesday Low Monday night 3234 High Tuesday in mid 40s Iowa Cloudy and mild Monday night low in 30s Tuesday oc casional light rain or drizzle and continued mild day Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Normal lows 10 north to 16 south Relatively m i Id weather is expected throughout the week with little day to day change in tempera tures Precipitation will aver age onetenth to twotenths of an inch occurring as light rain over most of slate pos sibly mixed with snow in northern sections Tuesday and again Wednesday night or Thursday Minnesota Light snow or rain little temperature change GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 47 2G 28 26 21 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 40 29 33 moved to Mason associated with A Just nes two sons Robert Mason City and William Waukeegan III There are two granddaugh ters and one grandson Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death Funeral arrangements are in complete The Colonial Funeral Home is in charge GlobeGazette The address is Christinas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa tcrmine whether the two had been in a boating accident or whether one had slipped into the water and ihc other templed a rescue W L BENNETT CLAY TO SPEAK DES MOINES UP Retired Gen Lucius D Clay has been Adenauer Calls for Russ Talks PARIS the first for mal working session of the NATO Conference West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer Monday called for renewal of cold war peace talks with the Soviet Union Adenauer proposed that the West first use diplomatic chan nels to find out what Soviet Pre mier Nikolai Bulganin really meanl in his series of letlers dis Patched Just the present conference Emmetsburg Lawyer Edward Kelly Dies EMMETSBURG P Edward D Kelly 56 an attorney here since 1925 died Sunday of a heart attack in Palo Alto Memorial Hos pital He was stricken last Thurs day Iranian Quake Toll Likely to Hit 1300 TEHRAN Iran UP The Iranian Red Lion and Sun Society Red Cross reported Monday that troops had thus far buried 952 victims of a series of earthquakes which hit western Iran A spokes man said the death toll was ex pected to reach about 1300 SAME Black means Iriffio death n put 24 hoars Navy Missile Research Hampered by Budget scheciuled to address a statewide a had atmeeting of Red Cross volunteers But he Ihere Jan 8 WASHINGTON Sec retary Garrison Norton testified Monday thai Navy research has suffered from budget limits on defense dollar staritjacket in which we must operate Norton told the Senate Pre paredness Subcommittee I scream like a wounded wolf when funds are taken from re search to get under a budget ceiling But he said he knew a major part of Navy money musl go to keeping the fleet in current readiness Chairman Lyndon Johnson D Tex asked if the imposition of a mone slraitjackct didnt rep resent bad judgment Yes sir thai is my person Nortc added thai he did not 1 have to consider the many fac tors which the President mast consider in the deciding on spending programs Norton made a plea to the subcommittee to get on with what he called the main busi ness and not to divert much energy to Buck Rogers schemes He said It is time we kept our mouths shut and buckled down to work Our No 1 business he de clared is to get missile with a warhead which can land on target Nothing should dilute that We are very close to get ting it Norton testified the Navy wanted to conduct the recent Vanguard earth satellite test in secrecy but was overruled by Murray Snyder former assist ant While House press secre tary AP Photofax nesses said a fist fight over tunes to be played on a juke box right precipitatedthe shootings Clinton Martin Marshalltown was held on an open murder charge Killed in Marshalltown Tavern Fight MARSHALLTOWN Two young men were shot to death in a Marshalltown tavern Saturdaj night in what police said was th aftermath of an argument with a third person The dead men were identifiet as Neil Stanley 24 Marshall town and Merle Barlling 23 Tama Police took into custody in con nection with the slayings Clinton Martin of Marshalltown 42 Fight Started Authorities were able to piece together this story of the tragedy The three men apparently hac been drinking together at the Dew Drop Inn here when Stanley and Bartling got into a fight with Martin Police said Martin threatenec to go home and get a gun and left a few minutes later They said he returned carrying a 22 caliber automatic pistol Finally Subdued Authorities said Martin appar ently began shooting at the two men through a window of the tav ern hitting Stanley They said Martin then entered the bar and began firing at Bartling Both men were killed instantly Martin was finally subdued by LaVerne Miller who was in the tavern and authorities were called The tavern owner Basil Sayre was not in at the time The bar tender on duty was Robert Mc Coy New Yorks Subway Strife in 8th Day NEW YORK UP New York despite a motormcns strike in iL eighth day with no sign of a quick settlement Direct losses to he city and its fmi nai ine eventual trium commerce were estimated at ls 500000 for the first week of the strike and continued to mount at a rate of nearly daily The figures did not include loss early days of the strike or second firms Keynote Talk by President Missile Bases Are Top Item PARIS Eisenhow er called on the Atlantic Alliance Monday for heroic efforts to build its military strength in the mis siles race with Russia while the margin of power is still ours He immediately ran into de mands from some other NATO leaders to postpone a final deci sion on basing nuclear rockets in Europe A disagreement over quick ac tion of NATO missiles bases and atomic stockpiles appeared to be developing at the very outset of the historic summit conference to rally the resources of the Western coalition The conference opened with a brief public session at noon at which Eisenhower spoke It went into a closed working session in midafternoon but statements of government heads were made public as delivered Support From Adenauer German Chancellor Konrad Ad enauer backed the United States principle that in Adenauers should be equipped advanced weapons equal ing those of our potential en emy Yet Adenauer said all mili ary questions here need very horough study with a decision put off until next spring Premier Einar Gerhardsen of Norway informed the summit con ference that his country has no plans now to let stockpiles be established on Norwegian terri or to construct launching for intermediate range bal tory sites hstic missiles Gerhardsen said that if neces sary a solution to disarmament must be sought through direct diplomatic negotiators between the two principal military pow ers This was a clear suggestion for AmericanRussian talks some thing the European allies have al ways shied at heretofore The Norwegian Premier said the right course would be for NATO to postpone a decision on rocket bases in Europe Modern Weapons But NATOs civilian chief Bel giums PaulHenry Spaak lent powerful support to President Eis enhower He called on all 15 members of thealliance to arm themselves with the most modern nuclear weapons and said failure to do so would leave the Soviet Union with a nuclear monopoly in Europe Adenauer and Gerhardsen spoke out before Eisenhower had form ally presented to the summit meeting an American offer to sup ply missiles and stockpile nuclear weapons in western Europe The iroposal had already been in ormally circulated h o wever hrough diplomatic channels The President in a bid to re assert strong American leader ship in the face of the Soviet leap forward in nuclear missiles said mighty new forces were beginning xvjitis turj York utgimuug ers received 60 to 75 per cent of lo cast a pal1 over our world normal subway service Monday e fld the must rid despite a motormcns strike in it of complacencies and such false habits as thinking that ime is on the side of the West and lhat the eventual triumph of able Loud Voice Leaders of the NATO nations listened intently as the President of wages to thousands who were in a loud emphatic voice unable to reach their jobs in the Thc President spoke sitting down He made only a few insignificant ary economic effects expected to dcPartures from his prepared ie passed on by hardhit retailtext Eisenhower read his 2000word speech at his usual rapid pace He chewed up a number of words and repeated many but that is he way he habitually speaks There was little if any evidence of speech defect due to his stroke Nov 25 Eisenhower coupled his grim but apparently confident demand or action with a declaration that he United States and its allies land ready to join Russia in an ffort to bring he forces threat ening the world under rational ontrol But until that can be lone the Allies must employ ilhor strength to sustain pcaca Jand freedom   

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