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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North loWs Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N I N E I G H I 0 R VOL LXIV Associated Press United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 Paper Consist Two 104 Tunisia Bombing Causes New Crisis One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 WOI Ames tlo WTADQulncy MO pm Thursday WSUI la City pm Saturday pm Sunday pm Tuesday Free Speech on the Loose Y last two visits to London have been at the wrong M time of year to see the Marble Forum at its best Both times it was in the winter sea son and who wants to shiver out in the elements just to hear some swiveltongued volunteer orator sound off This I think is why a recent Readers Digest piece by Robert Littell Hyde Park The Lungs of London held such an inter est for me It carried me back in memory to the war years when every Sunday afternoon and oc casionally in the evening Id take an hour or two off from my cor respondence duties to listen to a strange assortment of Britons exercising their proud right to speak their mind I might have been one of the Americans who according to Littell could frequently be in a marked off Hyde Park area at Marble Arch and the head of Ox ford Street during the war years But the only one identified by the writer was a fourstar general named Eisenhower who as Lit tell puts it would stroll over from Eisenhower Platz togauge British opinion at the asphalt But NoName Was Given Much of the article is given over to a description of the strange characters who frequent the open forum area these days One of them is a Methodist pas tor named Donald Soper pa cifist teetotaler and vegetarian who can be found there irrespec tive of weather At one point Littell recounts the Rev Mr Sopers most embar rassing moment When talking about the Monroe Doctrine a man in the crowd questioned him so expertly that Dr Soper de manded to know his identity I am a justice of the Supreme Court oftheUnited States the heckler replied That would be a wonderful TwoThirds of Nation Hit by COLD AND SNOW By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blizzards hammered sections of the Northeast Monday para lyzing industry and business in many areas as the seasons cold est weather maintained an icy hold across the Eastern twtthirds of the country Upstate New York appeared the hardest hit by the blizzards Blowing and drifting snow with drifts 15 feet piled up on some highways blocked hundreds of roads and marooned countless hundreds of motorists and Schools in many places were ordered closed Many industries also were shut down Syracuse a city of 220000 reeled from the storm the worst since 1925 Snowfall Sunday measured more than a foot bringing to 34 inches the amount of snow on the ground Emergency meas ures were declared in the city and also in Utica A vast mass of arctic air sent temperatures below zero again Monday in northern Midwest areas Freezing readings were re ported as far south as southern Georgia and southern Mississippi Jobless Rolls Near 5 Million WASHINGTON UP Senate Democrats Mondaysekedon an administration five million unemployed this month to intensify demands for government action to deal with the economic slump Proposals ranged from immediate stepup of defense roadbuilding and other public works to a call for income tax cuts Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks said the jobless total rose to million in January and wouldnt be surprised if we do have five million out of work in February Five million unemployed would be the highest since 1941 when the jobless total went to 5500000 Weeks predicted the jobless fig ure will begin to decline next month and the business slump will end by May story if the man claiming to be a member of our high tribunal had been identified by name In the absence of such identification Im seized by a haunting sus picion that both Dr Soper and the writer of this Readers Di gest piece had their leg pulled by a wag Shaw and Macdonald This isnt to say of course that the Marble Arch Forum hasnt been visited by some famous peo Sen Mike Mansfield the assistant Senate Democratic leader said Weeks statements indicated the situation is per haps more drastic than even the most pessimistic have led us to believe My hope is that the adminis tration in view ofthis statement by one of its major spokesmen will immediately begin consider ing ways and means to help cushion the He referred to proposals last week by Sen Albert Gore DTenn for a big public works program and by Sen John F Kennedy DAIass to increase unemployment com pensation Senate GOP Leader William F Knowland said the administration is ready if necessary to prevent the nation from sliding into a major depression although he insisted none is threatened Knowland told newsmen if busi ness does not pick up a backlog of piblic works projects already authorized by Congress can be set in motion merely by asking Con gress to vote money for them TONGUETIED COUNCIL BLUFFS Peterson 3 Council Bluffs was a girl with quite a problem Sun day The police emergency unit 2 lowans Killed in 2Car Crash at Storm Lake STORM LAKE Two persons were killed and another injured in a twocar collision Saturday night at the junction of US 71 and Iowa 3 about 8 miles north of here MMillan for Talk Sends Letter to Bulganin LONDON OB Prime Minister Macmillan announced Sunday he is willing to take part in a well prepared EastWest summit con ference to preserve world peace He said such a meeting could have positive results In an 800word note in plain mantoman terms the British leader told Soviet Premier Niko lai Bulganin I should be willing to participate in a meeting of heads of government which I think must be preceded by ade quate preparations The note Ttera ting Wests view of a need for ad van c e d plan ning was de livered in Mos cow Saturday Macmillan set no other precon ditions for a top level meeting MACMILLAN declar ing that any participating country should have the right to submit proposals for discussions in addition to Bul ganins own suggestions Inevitable Event Macmillan wrote as though he considered meeting in evitable Heended by expressing Wrath Fea red French Put on Spot The victims were identified as August Henry Frohlich 52 a Havelock area farmer and Mrs Florence Uteman 48 Ruthven Injured but reported in good con dition was Ervi William Kelp 54 Emmetsburg Frohlich was west bound on Iowa 3 and alone in the car at the time of the collision ni AP Photofax kiet Sidi Youssef The French claim the CASUALTIES IN BOMBING A Tuni Slat bodies several bombing was a localized military move to wipe out antiaircraft positions manned by Algerian rebels inside Tunisia of the people killed in the French bomb ing of the Tunisian frontier town of Sa pie Among its most illustrious alumni if thats the right term for those who have raised their voices in those historic precincts are George Bernard Shaw and Ramsay Macdonald For a century or more fiery tongued orators have held forth in a specially designated forum area about two blocks square Under the protection of the very government most of them assail they have bloused off to their hearts content I heard them do ing it at the very time buzz bombs were plummeting down on London and millions of Englands youth were fighting for national existence throughout the world Here I seem to remember a blackhaired squat little middle aged man by the name of Charlie Bradley Like four others of the 30 orators holding forth one Sun day afternoon in the autumn of 1944 he was performing under a red hammer and sickle flag Here were the first words I heard You can examine the record of Winston Churchill since the day he entered public life more than 40 years ago and I defy you to find one fiber of honesty in telligence or even common de cency And the Bobbies Yawn I chanced to be standing along side a husky London bobby I wondered what he was going to do in the face of such intemper ate language I detected a slight had to take her toy telephone apart in order to get little Joanies tongue out of it In northeast Iowa 29yearold Eugene George Abbas of Oelwein was killed Saturday night when his car left a country road near Oelwein Another country road accident Saturday took the life of 21year old Russell Van Brocklin of near Hawkeye Van Brocklin died of exposure and internal injuries apparently while seeking aid after his car ran off a rural road near Readlyn And a third rural road accident occurred near Guthrie Center when a car driven by Mrs Orval Petty struck a bridge abutment killing her daughter Joan 18 LANDSNESS IS DEAD SIOUX RAPIDS UP J Oliver Landsness 80 former Iowa state representative died Sunday at his farm home nearSioux Rapids where he had lived for 68 years the belief that both Russia and the West have a common interest in the preservation of peace The Prime Minister elaborated on his views about an agenda There are for example the suggestions in the letter addressed to you on Jan 12 by President Eisenhower which I fully en dorse Renounce Veto yawn and a sort of hcres attitude He had heard that same sentiment ex CONTINUED ON PACE 2 TeenAged Boys Busy With Tests of Homemade Rockets Three Are Hurt AP Photofax FIRST WHITE PRINCESS Shirley Jean Shorts 17 St Joseph Mo becomes the first white princess of the White Cloud clan Iowa tribe following her marriage to Jim Rhodcl 22 in a ritual at Hiawatha Kan Rhodd chief of the White Clouds gave her the name of Ma HasKah meaning the last girl The two will live in Omaha Despite the comments which you have made on them these suggestions must clearly be con sidered further in the preparation 01 any agenda for a meeting of heads of government Eisenhower proposed the United States and Russia agree to re nounce use of their veto power in the United Nations Security Coun cil on some issues He also called for a WashingtonMoscow accord to insure the use of outer space only for peaceful purposes And he urged that the peoples of East Europe be given the opportunity to elect governments of their own choosing Schwartz Stays as Probe Counsel WASHINGTON Bernard Schwartz New York University lawyer who has stepped on some highlyplaced toes was continued for the time being Monday in his Job of counsel to a House sub committee investigating federal regulatory agencies But the subcommittee vote on a motion to dismiss Schwartz re portedly was 65 and there was a question whether this margin would stand up long An open row had developed be tween Schwartz and some mem bers of the subcommittee includ ing Chairman Harris DArk of the parent House Commerce Committee Harris had indi cated before the meeting that Schwartz connection with the subcommittee should be severed if reports about the counsels ex pense accounts for trips to New York were verified EightYear Sentence for Jack Coughron GRUNDY CENTER UP Jack Coughron 30 Waterloo Monday was sentenced to 8 years in Fort Madison Penitentiary on a charge of manslaughter result ing from a fatal car accident Coughron was found guilty Jan 22 of manslaughter in the death of Mrs Paul Dralle 45 Greene in a headon twocar collision on U S 20 south of New Hartford last Sept 13 One of Coughrons four companions William Grif feth 32 Waterloo was fatally in jured in the crash BjTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Teenaged boys were busy over the weekend with experi ments in launching homemade rockets and some of the youths were excited over the opera tions of their handiwork Three other boys however were hospitalized when their experiments backfired One was reported in serious condi tion At Lumberton N C five teenage boys said they were not discouraged with the launching of their fourth rock et The eightfoot rocket soared to an estimated 3000 feet and was to have ejected its pas senger a white mouse to float down in a tiny parachute However the ejection mech anism did not work The mouse was killed as the rocket buried itself in a vacant muddy field telescoping to six feet Seven high school students at Keokuk Iowa said they learned a lot from the fourth rocket they shot into the air Sunday The 30inch home made rocket went into the air some 1200 feet returning to earth about three quarters of a mile from its launchingsite The boys have a 14foot rocket which they hope to launch perhaps in New Mexico It is capable of carrying a radio transmitter and has a compart ment for mice On the debit side in the rock etmissile field by the budding scientists were these reports At Tiffin Ohio Charles Love 17 was seriously injured when he and a companion tried to test some homemade rocket fuel The state Highway Pa trol said Love concocted the nitrate and table sugar They presumably put the fuel into a sixinch length of steel pipe with a cap on each end There was an ex plosion after the fuel was ig nited through the use of a one inch length of aluminum tub ing with a fuse in it Love was showered with metal frag ments in the face and head His companion was not hurt Two 13yearold California boys were injured in similar accidents At Sacramento a rocket blew in Michael Neweys face scattered pieces of metal The explosion occurred when New ey and a companion were stuf fing match heads into a metal cylinder Two of his fingers had to be amputated At San Bernardino Terry James Burns lost the tips of three fingers in the explosion of a homemade twofoot long rocket UNITED NATIONS NY Tunisia deliberated Monday whether to ask for UN Security Council action on the French bombing of a Tunisian frontier village Both the United States and Britain voiced concern over the explosive situation but expressed nope it could be smoothed over In Paris Premier Felix Gail lard came under attack for al lowing military men to embroil the country in a serious diplo matic battle He called a spe cial meeting of his Cabinet Tunisian Ambassador M o n g i Siim delivered a protest from hit government to UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold Sun day Slim told newsmen Tunisia was studying means of putting the issue before the highest body in the UN Act of War In Tunisia there were cries the French had committed an act of war The French claim the bombing was a localized military move to wipe out antiaircraft po sitions manned by Algerian reb els inside Tunisia The Tunisians said 78 persons were killed and 84 wounded in the daylight raid Saturday on Sakiet Sidi Youssef The US State Department said it was profoundly dis turbed over the attack In Lon don the British Foreign Office said it heard with grave con cern of the bombing and straf ing by a force of 26 French war planes We deplore the loss of life the Foreign Office statement said We consider it to be in the interests of both sides to show restraint and moderation US Secretary of State Dulles called in French ambassador Herve Alphand Sunday to ex press our concern and seek fur Aged Charles City Woman Dies in Fire CHARLES CITY Grace B Schriver 80 died Sunday night when fire swept through her two story frame home where she lived alone here Mrs Schriver who had been confined to a wheel chair since 1953 was found dead about four feet from the front door Firemen were called to the home by neigh bors who saw the flames Dr W C Baltzell coroner said Mrs Schriver died of severe burns and suffocation Cause of the blaze which dam aged the interior of the home ex tensively had not been deter mined Rites are incomplete at the Hauser Funeral Home SAME BUck mcani traffic death in The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy con tinued cold through Tuesday Low Monday night 48 below High Tuesday 1014 Iowa Partly cloudy northeast considerable cloudiness with occasional light snow south west Tuesday continued cold Low Monday night zero to 3 below east zero to 10 above west FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 8 degrees be low normal Tuesday through Saturday No important dayto day temperature changes ex cept for a slow warming trend most of the period Normal highs 31 north to 40 south Nor mal lows 11 north to 19 south No precipitation of consequence is expected Minnesota Fair and cold High Tuesday 0 to 10 above GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 9 g 41 29 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 6 Minimum n Precipitation trace of snow BUCHANAN DIES New Tougher Drivers Test Is Adopted DES MOINES Iowa Safety Department has adopted a new tougher drivers license test which covers 80 points of traffic law Acting Safety Com missioner Russell Brown said Monday Highway patrol examiners will begin using the new test as soon as it can be printed in quantity Brown said It will be given to all persons applying for a license for the first time and to drivers called in for reexamination Brown said the new test will be more difficult to pass than the old one because it requires a broad knowledge of traffic laws It also will take a more positive approach by requiring applicants to select the one wrong answer from four possi bilities rather than selecting the one right answer from four pos sibilities in the old test he said Brown said the new test com pletes the first of three phases of a general overhaul of Iowali censing procedures planned by the Safety Department He said he will next appoint a vision testing committee to study and recommend possible changes in PRESTON Ont Johnllicense vision tests The third D Buchanan 86 former lowajphase will be a study of behind thewheel driving tests now given to license applicants Stale College died Sunday faculty member ther information a State De partment statement said Goals The State Department was ex pected to try i to get the French to minimize their use of hot pursuit against Algerian rebels fleeing into Tunisia and 2 to get the Tunisian govern ment to tighten border regula tions so as to reduce rebel traf fic into Tunisia The French said the attack was to wipe out an antiaircraft emplacement that had damaged a French plane The attack was only against military objectives they claimed adding that aerial photographs showed that nine tenths of the village remained in tact Nehi Ladgham Tunisian stats secretary said at a funeral for 58 of the victims that schools and homes had been bombed Goesta Heuman a Swedish Red Cross official wro watched from the towns outskirts as the 25 French warplanes bombed and strafed for an hour said I will never forget the horrible sight of Sakiet Wo men and children lay dead and bleeding Morket Hour The attack came at the height of the market hour while the streets and market squares were crowded American and British officials were openly fearful that t h e French action had been a serious new blow to the Western position in the Arab world Communists opponents of the United States were expected to make propaganda capital out of the fact 17 of the planes the French used in the attack were Americanmade twinengine B26 bombers and 6 Navy Corsair fighterbombers Tunisian President Habib Bour guiba regarded in Washington and London as heretofore a good friend of the West demanded that the French immediately withdraw the 20000 troops that remained in Tunisia after the protectorate gained independence from France in 1955 He also demanded that the French give up the big naval base at Bizcrte a vital NATO position
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