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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette December 28, 1957

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE U w THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy Ponder Indonesia Arms Bid Threat Held MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 US7 Over US WASHINGTON ftAmerican officials reported Friday Indo has served notice it would accept Communist arms if none is forthcoming from the United States just as Egypt did two years ago The situation in strifetorn In donesia is being closely watched at Ihe State Department This vigil is being maintained amid an eerie feeling that history might be about to repeat itself to the detriment of free world interests Slate Department press officer Joseph W Reap responding to news conference questions said An informal request was pre sented to us about six months ago for a variety of types of military equipment All Factors As you know request of this nature requires interdepartmental consideration of all pertinent fac tors before a decision can be reached Indonesia struggling for self government after gaining inde pendence from the Netherlands is seeking weapons to modernize its young army navy and air force A military mission is re ported about to leave to shop for military gear on both sides of the Iron Curtain in Europe Reap told his news conference that the US embassy in Jakarta Indonesias capital reported the Indonesians would buy arms else where including the Soviet bloc if its informal request to buy US arms was not fulfilled The situation was reminiscent of mid1955 At that time Egypt asked the United States to sell it about 28 million dollars in arms But US law required cash which Egypt did not have Also there was fear of offendingfriendly na SIGHS OF RELIEF Grimy survivors of the mine This Paper Consists Two One No 6S tions like France Israeli Britain and Easy Terms Egypts President Gamal Abdel Nasser turned in impatience to the Communists He obtained of millions of dollars Soviet arms on easy hundreds worth of pay longterm commitments of cotton and other produce instead of cash This gave Russia a Middle East toehold In the twoyears since then Russia has made arms deals with Syria and Afghanistan The Soviets flooded the area with ground but 14 managed to escape 1 Killed 19 Injured When Truck Tips IN WOOD W One youth was killed and 19 more injured Fri day night when a flatbed stock truck being used for a hayride tipped into a ditch seven miles south of here The dead youth was Gilmore Van Beek 22 Sioux Center Ten boys and girls were taken to the InwoodCanton SD Hos pital midway between those two communities Nine other riders of the truck were given first aid and taken home Officers identified the driver of the truck as Anton Kampen 18 Inwood He was one of those less seriously hurt The party had been sponsored by the Inwood Christian Reform Church The group had planned a sleighride but switched to a truck because of the lack of snow Kampen said that when he rounded a curve the young folks leaned toward1 one side of the Count 11 Dead in Mine Blast hnHi bodies 7 ReSCUe workers Saturday recovered the miners killed late Friday when a gas explosiontrapped men below ground in a mine straddling the VirginiaWest Vir ginia border Fourteen miners were brought out of the colliery un injured shortly after midnight dP6d the victims carried openhanded offers of economic and technical aid as well as weapons The informal Indonesian arms request caught the United States in a friendship dilemma The United States has close ties with the Netherlands Possib ly this was one of the pertinent factors mentioned by Reap as being considered by the US gov ernment as it tries to decide what answer to give to Indonesias re BURLINGTON charge of machine and a continuous quest for arms operating a motor vehicle whileing area also the site of automa Indonesias seizure of Dutch intoxicated was filed Saturdayjlic coal loading The n J HCntTlCl R 3 V D i f1 51 c u TI L amcu UUL OL mine No 31 of the Pocanontasf Fuel Co on a coal car About 100 persons looked on in the first grey light of an overcast day The miners were hemmed in 500 feet underground Company officials said all the men original ly trapped by the explosion were accounted for Bodies of the dead were re moved from the sprawling mine through a shaft located in West Virginia nearly three miles from the main entry shaft where the survivors were brought out Second Blast This was the second disastrous explosion in Pocahontas Fuel Co mines in the Border Coalfields in truck causing it to turn over in a fivefoot ditch spilling all but one of the young persons out Burlington Mayor to Face Drunk Driving Charge 11 months A February gas ex plosion at a mine near Bishop Va snuffed out 37 lives William Fullarton special as sistant to the president of Poca hontas Fuel Co said the bodies of three men were reached about 4 am The other eight were lo cated about two hours later The blast trapped men in two sections a joy loading area site of an automatic coal loading properties was ordered as a pres sure move Its purpose was to try to force the Netherlands to abandon its claim to Dutch West New Guinea which the Indone sians claim Temperature Dips to 10 Above Zero in Mason City loxva recorded chilly overnight temperatures Saturday as skies cleared over the state Mason against Ray Morrison Burlingjsurvivors were found bv tons mayorelect The charge was filed by County Attorney William Cahill following investigation of a twocar acci dent Thursday night in which Morrisons car struck a parked car according to police Morrison did not appear in court Saturday On request of his attorney preliminary hearing was set for Jan 3 and Morrison was at liberty on bond Mrs Richard Stulzman 35 who was sitting in the parked car is hospitalized as a result of the accident Following the crash Morrison workers at the site of the joy load ing section some1000 feet from where the eleven other men met death Slow Work The rescue work was painstak ing as rescuers were forced lo inch their way along slateclogged passages filled with smoke and deadly gasses They carried oxy gen tanks strapped to their backs Officials said the mine was known as a gaseous mine It was indicated that equipment used lo disburse the gas present in varied quantities in all coal City had a reading of 10 above was detained at the police erlv ana the accumulation had zero Lows ranged up to 25 degrees at Davenport and Burlington Spen cer and Atlantic had readings of 14 degrees A cold front which moved across Iowa Friday brought mixed light rain sleet and snow Highways were icy in parts of north central and northeast Iowa Some points reported reduced visibility Friday night due to blowing snow High readings in Iowa Friday afternoon ranged from 39 at Ma son City and Dubuque to 49 at La moni Temperatures during the day Saturday were about JO de grees lower than at the same time on Friday Cold weather is expected jo con tinue into Monday S1SO HOLDUP DES MOINES young man held up the Fashion Clean ers and Hatters Friday and fled with about in cash jinines had failed to function prop T 1 i i l L tion nearly four hours Morrison has declined comment on the ac cident ESCAPES INJURY DES MOINES pilot of a Wyoming Air Guard F80 jet plane escaped injury Friday when his landing gear collapsed as he been touched off by a spark of unknown origin 2 Sentenced on Robbery Charges DUBUQUE ll Theodore was landing at the Municipal AirGrapes 45 and Donald Roloff 38 port here jboth of Cedar Rapids were sen tenced Saturday to 25year prison terms for bank robbery Grapes and Roloff were sen tenced by District Judge Frank Giiloon after they pleaded guilty The charges grew out of the Si 660 holdup nf the New Vienna Savings Bank on Dec 18 A third man Curtis Paul Wcv SAME flag means no IratfU death past Zl hours AP Photofax SITE OF locates Amonate Va where a gas produced explosion trapped 25 miners killing 11 of them 2 Des Moines Men Held for 3 Breakins GARNER James Barton 24 and Harold Wayne Custer 32 both of Des Moines were re turned here Friday in connection with the breakins here and an breakiri atGoodel Tuesday night Picked lip by Des Momet authorities as the of the bulletscarred Cadillac abandoned in Kanawha Barton says he hac rented it to a friend and had no been driving it Tuesday The two were held in DCL Moines for local authorities anc were returned here by Hancocl Co Sheriff L M Brower anc Deputy Sheriff Gregg Arnold They are being lodged in the Clarion jail pending the return of County Attorney G W Temple ton who is out of town No ar raignment has been made Some was taken in three breakins here Christmas Eve Truckers Urged Not to Give Signals DES MOINES Iowa Motor Truck Assn Friday said it is spearheading a drive asking truck drivers not to signal motor ists in an attempt to help them pass on the highway L E Crowley executive secre tary said the Iowa Highway Pa trol has told him the practice has resulted in several bad accidents aroundtheclock guard Saturday in Iowa Crowley said truckers as a courtesy used hand signals Administration to Propose New Education Plan GUARD ORDERED DES MOINES UP Anresulted in several bad accidents was put on the Statehouse here to prevent any more looting of Christmas decorations or blinking lights to help motor ists pass KIDNAP Doris Haltingly 19 tells mwrtera at D C how she and her friend Army Monteith 21 were held hostages by two held in Dubuque in lieu of S25j armed men and then released at Richmond Va The two 000 bond in connection wilh thej men are being sought in connection with the shvine he lhci thrce men at a WashinSton nightclub during an argu clriver of the getaway car 1 mcnt over their check Loveless is Key to 58 Politics Battle Lines Already Drawn DES M01NES UP Demo cratic Gov Herschel C Loveless almost certain race for reelec tion wilh the accompanying bat tles over state finances highways and political maneuvering holds the key to Iowa politics during 1958 And many observers say the Democrats must be conceded the inside track in gaining the gov ernors chair again in the fall But its certainthat GOP can didates again will have quite a bit to say in the campaign about the need for new buildings at state educational and mental institu tions Theyll remind the voters that Gov Loveless vetoed bills providing money for such im provements and then failed to call a special session of the Leg islature to reenact them Report Readied The two reasons for putting Loveless inthe favorites rVie for reelection inN a normally Re publican state are twofold they say First so far hes been right in gaugingthe states fi nances and second the Repub licans havent started to groom in earnest an inspiring opposition candidate Iowa State College Prof Wil liam Murray is the only an nounced candidate to date on the Republican side State Comptroller Glenn Sars field sometimes criticized for his changing figures as to state fi nancial balances said Friday he will have another financial state ment ready after the first of the year The report which will be mailed to all state legislators and officials will show the state is at least 2 million dollars better off than we expected Sarsfield said All sorts of taxes have been bringing in higher yields than ex pected Sarsfield said The sales tax has led the way but beer and other taxes are up too he said Financial Trouble Some Republicans have been hoping Loveless veto of the 2V per cent sales tax bill which dropped the sales tax and corpor ation taxes July l might cause financial trouble Since the Republicans control the purse strings to that Loveless cant touch the 20 million dollar rainy day fund there has been talk that the state might be finan cially strapped during the dry period just before the income tax payments come in That is the time when the cash balances are at the lowest ebb when cash outlays are bigger than tax income This new report should put an end to irresponsible talk and fool ish hopes Sarsfield said If Loveless can get fay the dry period in March he prob ably wont run up against low cash balances until March well after November election time lowan Smokes in Bed Burns Fatal DES MOINES Far ris 47 died in a fire in his duplex apartment here early Saturday A neighbor called firemen after cr 27 formerly of Humboldt and now of Cedar Rapids is being REP WALTER JUDD AVOID HASSLE Want U S to Stake Claims in Antarctic WASHINGTON sen ior congressional Republicans Saturday called on the US government to stake out its claims to the Antarctic One of them Rep Tollefson he has been in formed that the nations top stra tegym aking Na tional Security Council ap proves the objectives of Tol lefsons Antarctic claims bill before the House Foreign Af fairs Committee Rep Judd a sen ior committee member said our government ought to press now for a settlement of Antarctic claims that will be just and equitable Hassling Possible Otherwise Judd said rival claimants are likely to get into years of hassling as the claims get firmer and new values are found for the vastsubcontinent The legislators spcke in inter views on the heels of fresh re ports of international interest in South Pole area Moscow radio Friday reported two heav ily laden expeditions are head ing for the magnetic pole and the geographic South Pole British and New Zealand groups also are on their way to the geographic center where a US scientific expedi tion is alreadyencamped The Soviets are hurrying an ice breaker to survey along the shore of an unclaimed area No Claims Yet Although American expedi tions have explored far more of the frozen land than has any other nation the United States has not laid claim to any terri tory there It also refuses to recognize claims of other coun tries Tollefson said Britain France Norway Australia New Zealand Argentina and Chile have laid claims to large areas of Antarctica although 75 per cent of the subcontinent has been seen only by Amer icans The Soviets he said have not yet issued an official claim but have indicated they are go ing to stay in Antarctica a long time Sports Bulletin CINCINNATI Ohio UP Big Ted Klusiewski of the Cincinnati Redlegs Saturday was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a straight player deal for Dee Fondy BUSINESS UP DES MOINES dealers smelling smoke coming from the in new motor vehicles and trail apartment about am Policojers did close to 20 million dollars n hM off barllyBurned bodyjworlh of business last month the m bed Officers sau he apparjstalc Tax Commission reported smoking in bedSaturday The volume of busi ness represented an increase of lo ihejnearly over that done in November of last year Math and Science to Be Pushed Program of Grants Seen WASHINGTON admin stration will propose to Congress i program of matching grants to tales to encourage improved teaching of science and mathe matics in the high schools The plan calls for the federal government to provide more than 100 million dollars to help the itates supplement salaries of sci nce and math teachers employ additional teachers purchase squipment and strengthen state iducational departments Other proposals also are being prepared to help meet the clamor for more emphasis on scientific and technical training in the na tions schools and colleges The demand has been growing since Russias launching of two earth satellites emphasized an increas ing Russian technical capability The giant program to be ad ministered by the Department of Health Education and Welfare would be patterned after the cntlv when the fire broke out The fire was confined bedroom al education program Scholarship Program That department also would be authorized to set up a federal scholarship program aid expan sion of graduate the state providemore and better testing and counseling of high school pupils and promote the teaching of foreign languages College scholarships to a total cost of eight to 10 million dollars the first year would be provided for talented high school students who could not otherwise go to col lege FeUowships also would provided in graduate schools In a related effort more than 50 million dollars a year would be provided to the National Sci ence Foundation for expansion of its present effort to expand teach ing of science and math at all levels Most of that money would go LOT updating science textbooks providing more fellowships and conducting more seminars and in stitutes for teachers in thosa lelds Record Enrollment While plans went forward for a oost in the specialized training the office of education reported a record enrollment in colleges and universities this fall The office reported a prelimin ary total of 3068000 students en rolled in 1890 institutions a gain of 41 per cent over the 2947000 isted in the fall of 1956 The total by the end of this school year is expected to reach 3460000 the report said The announced total is 45 per cent above that for the fall of 1951 iawrerce G Derthick commis sioner of education said that in he next decade the number of roung people seeking enrollment n college is expected to double The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and colder Saturday night lows zero to 8 above Partly cloudy continued cold Sunday high 20 25 Iowa Mostly fair Saturday night and colder east Low Saturday night 10 northeast to near 20 southwest Partly cloudy con tinued cold Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy con tinued cold High Sunday 020 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Saturday Maximum 39 Minimum 10 At 8 am 13 Precipitation In Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 29 ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: December 28, 1957

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