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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited lor tlM T M I VOL LXIV Prew Cflltwt ruU I W S P A 47e Copy BEaAZETTE Sj i THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NIIGHIORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY HOME EDITION ThU Paper et Two Oar nDeGaulle Rejects Dictator Role One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE Wre Playing the Old Shili Game TF AMERICA NS SHAMED easily all of us would be hang ing our heads these days forwhat weve done to the people of Alaska1 and Hawaii Or maybe it would be more accurate to say for what we havent done to the people of Alaska and Hawaii JEvery national political con vention of modern times has turned out a plank promising im mediatestatehood for both ter ritories Every nominee for the Presidency somewhere along the linein his campaign has pledged his support to the idea Nobody ever voices a contrary view At the start of each new ses sion of Congress the President comes before the lawmakers with an unqualified appeal to make good on this perennial pledge Always theres a polite applause If theres any opposition to the idea it never shows itself But gets done The statehood matter always gets as signed to the appropriate com mittee ahd proceeds to gather dust Once hr a while some bold soul willsound off about the in justice of it all on the Senate or House floor but fervent words count for nothing until theyre translated into deeds NOt LONG AGO 1 took my edi torial typewriter inhand and de livered myself of this little preachment on the subject Two years agoihere was talk of Hawaii but not Alaska to the UnionNow the talk of Congress is of admitting Alaska but not Hawaii There has been a 180 degree Switch Again hope is fading proposal has been en dorsed by every President since Calvin Coolidge It has had the unqualified support of the major parties in their platforms for two decades But nothing happens Southern racial prejudice and selfish interests elsewhere block action The plan gets sidetracked every time These forces of the past seem to be at work again They arent making a direct assault on state hood They never do They pro ceed by indirection It isnt a very complimentary chapter in the history of our re public I concluded in this little editorial THERE WAS A TIME when the admittance of Hawaii and Alaska to statehood was approached and properly so as a debatable ques tion Some of the arguments sum moned by opponents were these Alaskas sparsepopulation then around 100000 but now about a half larger than that would give the Alaskan about 130 times as much voting power on a United States senator as a New Yorker Hawaii four or five time greater in population than Alaska is separated from the United States by some 2000 miles of Pa cific Ocean That would set it off from all the other states Then there was the matter oi distance both territories four or five thousand miles from the national capital And in the case of Hawaii the wide assort ment of nationalities was cited as an objection But on the forge of free debate these arguments against state hood for Hawaii and Alaska were pretty well dissipated Some oi them were from the stagecoach age not the jet plane era FOR ONE THING it was realized that both Alaska anc Hawaii today are closer to Wash ington D C in terms of time than Philadelphia or Richmond Va were when our Republic was in its infancy Populationwise Alaska would compare very favorably with quite a few of the states which have achieved statehood in the past century Arizona Wy oming Idaho and New Mexico to mention a few One of the interesting facts oi history recalled by this debate CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ROBERT PRESTON Robert Preston Star of Music Man to Be at Band Robert Preston who plays the title role inMeredith Willsons Music Man isto he in Mason City for the North ibwa Band Festival Parade Tuesday June 10 Preston a star movies arid whosebrilliant acting and singing helped Music Man BrqMways favorite fprimany V yeair will leave NewYork Mon arriving ih Mason City that evening He will return to New York in the afternoon Tuesday THIS INFORMATION WAS TELEPHONEtJ to Glpbe Gazette by the secretary of Arthur Cantor press representative forMeredith Willson This means that practically all the top figures in The Music Man production will be here for the giant musical event Mere dith and Rim Willson of course will be here Kermit Bloom garden the producer of the show is to be here with his sons CANTOR HIMSELF whose job it is to see that the world learnsabout The MusicMan is to arrive in Mason City some time before thefestival to put his talents to work on publicizing the event to the outside world Life Magazine isalready making its plans to be here to photograph the event Cantors office announced Saturday that tne Life s Chicago bureau will get in touch with Lester MMgan secretary of theMason City Chamber ofCommerce and organi zation genius of the festival in about a week Lung Ailment Fatal to Ronald Colman BARBARA Calif UP Britishborn actor Ronala olman whose career spanned three decades of American and inghsn stages and brought him fame as the star of more than 100 motion pictures diedMonday The whitehaired and handsome actor had been hospitalized t year at St Johns r City Hit by CAB Verdict last year at St Johns in Santa Monica for treatment ofa lung ailment He was best known for per formances in the romantic clas sic style films but tdrned to tele vision toward the end of his act ing life for the filmed video pro gram Halls of Ivy Colmans de bonair manner and the hesitat ing British voice that had been imitated many times stamped him for young romantic roles until he was almost 50 But in recent years his act ing was con COLMAN fined to the suave middieaged type in company with1 his actress wife Benita His personal preference always was for light comedy and at the peak of his long career he earned an average of aweek for just eight weeks of work in one picture a year Colmans motion picture achievements included such films as Random Harvest and A Double Life for which he won an Academy Award in 1947 Others were The Late George Apley Prisoner of Zenda Beau Geste Ciive of Tale of Two Cities and famed Lost Horizon Young US Diplomat Rejected by Russia WASHINGTON The State Department said Monday a young American diplomat who had been attending Moscow University has been declared unwelcome inside the Soviet department said the ouster of John A Baker Jr was protested without avail by U S Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson Baker on leave in London with his wife and infant child denied any improper actions 65 Killed in Crash of Belgian Plane CASABLANCA Morocco Air Routes Are Changed By a Civil Aeronautics Board ote announced Monday Mason City will not only lose Braniff Airways service at the local air port but will not even be on recommended last year by he CABs examiner the only major terminals to which North lowans will have oneplane service under the new authorizations will be Des Moines the Twin Cities Waterloo and Sioux Falls All service will be by Ozark Air lines NO DATE was setfoi the changes to go into effect City Atty Ray E Clqugh said Monday that petitions may be Filed for reconsideration of the boards decision The decision on suchaction here would have to be the city airport com mission Commission chairman R M St Clair is not in the city Thedecision of the board can be taken as a defeat of the air port stand during the two years of proceedings for the CAB on local air service in Midwest The commission asked of Braniff serv ice and that V Braniff not be prohibited from giving eastwes service here And the commis sion asked that if Braniff serv ice is removed that the exami ners recommendations be fol ITHE BIGGEST SURPRISE Wa omission of Mason City from a route from Chicago City and Omaha Inclusion of Mason City on that route had been recommended by the examiner Inclusion of Mason City also had b e en recommended on a Quad CitiesPTwin Cities route but it i not on that route as now set up Mason City is oh only two of the routes to be authorized One is from Des Moines to the Twin Cities with intermediate stops al Fort here AustinAlbert Lea and Rochester The other is from Sioux Falls to Waterloo with stops at Spencer Estherville and Mason City The Des MoinesTwin City route award is permanent the Sioux FallsWaterloo award tem porary The Quad CitiesTwin Cities route on which Mason City was not designated as a stop has as its intermediate stops Cedar Rap ids Waterloo and Rochester That is a permanent award The ChicagoSioux City and Omaha route will have interme diate stops at Rockford Dubuque Waterloo and Fort Dodge Sioux City and Omaha will be the al ternate western terminals on every other flight That also is a permanent route award THE VOTE on route awards brings an end to the seven stales area investigation of air service in the Midwest The total board authorization expands air routes in seven Midwestern states in eluding Iowa and for the firs time sets up local airline service across Nebraska and North anc South Dakota Under the CABs new action many communities will be receiv ing air service for the first time The temporary awards are to be for a fiveyear period but are granted on a use it or lose it basis In any temporary award case the board said the action woult be reviewed after 18 months o operating experience Unsatis emergency landing with a bad en gine smashed through a building at Casablancas Cazos Airport Sunday and exploded in a tower of flame Sixtyfive persons in cluding at least eight children perished Four pasengers escaped by plunging through a hatchway sec onds before the Sabcna Airlines fourengine DC6B blew up MAHONEY DIES c Serlces urtOAuijrtiuaJ Morocco Belgian airliner coming in for an Ja9tory operating results would bring prompt termination Young lowans Claim Rocket Altitude Mark KEOKUK GftThe Keokuk Rock et Society composed of high school students Monday claimed a possible record altitude of 1600 feet for a threefoot rocket CAMPAIGN FOR DEGAULLE A movement to put World War n leader Charles de Gaulle in power in France is reflected by signs such as these that dot AP Photofax Paris streets The posters read Lets Call de Gaulle and France Will Be France 3 lowans Die in Accidents on Weekend BT THE ASSOCIVTED PRESS Two Iowa fishermen and a teen aged swimmer drowned Sunday in separate accidents They were JAMES WILSON 16 son of Mr and Mrs Ted Wilson of Denison who drowned in a gravel pit at Denison while swimming with a companion He apparently stepped into a deep hole ANTON JULIUS 62 Fort Dodge school custodian who drowned when he fell from a boat while fishing with his son Clarence 35 and his nephew LaVern Nekvin da 36 on North Twin Lakes near Rockwell City The elder Julius was pulling in the anchor which had become stuck in mud when it jerked Loose The other two men also were dumped into the lake when the boat capsized Jerry Carlson of Fort Dodge helped the two younger men to shore TEDDY WOOSLEY 25 of near Waukee who drowned while ashing in the RaccoonRiyer near Booneville with two companions Woosley married and the father of three children 3 months to 2 years old started to wade across the river and apparently stepped into a deep hole CONTRACTS SIGNED LOS ANGELES The ten sions of long weeks of bargaining are over for three major aircraft firms and 42000 union members Appnrval of new twoyear con tracts was voted Sunday by pro duction workers for Douglas North American and Lockheed aircraft plants The Weather Mason City Fair through Tues day light variable winds Low Monday night 3842 high Tues day 7074 Minnesota Fair and cool High Tuesday 6576 Iowa Fair through Tuesday Low Monday night 40 north to 48 south Slightly warmer Tues day high 7684 Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday Normal highs 74 north to 77 south Normal lows 40 north to 54 south Warming through the middle of the week Turning cooler Thursday and Friday Rainfall will average onefourth to onehalf inch in showers and thunderstorms the middle of the week and again toward the end of the period GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 71 f Minimum 41 At 8 am 61 YEAR AGO Maximum 46 Minimum 43 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Sunday Maximum 7S Minimum 51 At 8 a m 60 Minnesota Bloodiest Weekend ST PAUL UP Minnesota recorded one of the bloodiest weekends in the states 100year history Traffic accidents claimed 22 lives in three days to push the toll to 215 just two less than last years recordbreaking pace and two boating accidents on the open ing of the Minnesota fishing sea son drowned four men Woden Youth Thrown Off Scooter Dies Harian Hind crs 14 son of Mr and Mr Thomas G Hinders Jr wa killed lateSunday on his parent farm southof here He was rk ing a motor scooter in a fie when he lost control and wa thrown off He1 died of a broke neck and back i Funeral services will be nesday at 2 pm at Upper FJa Evangelical Free Church wher he was confirmed May 11 Th Rev Percy G Carlson and th Rev Ernest V Streed will con duct the service Burial will b in the Evergreen Cemetery Brit A prayer service for the immed ate family at 130 pm at th Boughton Funeral Home will pre cede the service Harold March 2 1944 at Britt to Thomas G an Hazel Larson Hinders He was member of the freshmanclass a Wodea High School and active i the Young Peoples Group at th Upper Flat Evangelical Fre Church He is survived fay his parents four brothers and sisters Chri J Helen B Colleen L Lero L and grandparents Thoma Hinders and Mrs Helen Larson Britt SAME u H rr here Tuesday for T J Mathe aUor The rocket was launched Sun day and traveled at the rate of 600 miles an hour It was powered by Powdered zinc and sulphur beOne member of the society said average threefoot rocket height of 900 feet at a ICt neys He died over the of 300 miles an hour HERES SPUTNIK III This is Rus sias Sputnik III a behemoth earth satel lite weighing tons and measuring 119 feet tall with a base of 5 feet7 inches The photo just released was tak en before it was shot into orbit last week AP Photofax It is loaded with strangelookingantennae antf ports for measuring instruments and solar batteries lowans should get a good look at Sputnik III Monday nightIt is due topass directly over the state on a southwest northeast course about Stands Ready for Call Issues First Declaration PARIS W Gen Charles de aulle Monday repudiated role of dictator but said he re mains ready to try to lead ranee out of chaos The wartime hero described himself as a man belonging to nobody but belonging to all and idded Have I ever attacked the fun damental liberties of the repub ic No I restored them How could you have me at 67 start a areer as a dictator But he made it clear he feels he present situation with party enmities in Paris and the army n nearrevolt in Algeria is hope ess He said the parties have be rayed France AS HE SPOKE to a news con erence the citys subway system to a halt and many buses eft their runs This was in are to a Communist call protest The Communists picture De Gaulle as aiming at a oneman rule Thousands of police stood alert to prevent any demonstra tions for or against the generaL De Gaulle again did notispecify the exact terms under which he would assume national leader ship But he insisted this would have to be on his in the way a long string of premiers have followed since 1946 through solicitation of support from ious parties The present govern ment is the 25th since World War II v De Gaulle blamed the Algerian situation on the Paris government and said the army officers there are not rebels mhis book Actual ly he said the army deserves a well done for keeping disorders from turning intonots The general dressed in a gray suit spoke in a firm voice He made i a statement and cut off questioning after a halfhour I am going back to my village but I remain at the disposition of the country he said AT THE OUTSET De Gaulle made it clear he felt that the present regime e n c o many parties could plish nothingHej said Frances future and past are entwined with that of geria which isj now in near volt against thel current in Paris De Gaulle said he is ready to bead the government of r the French Republic as he did in previous great national crisis He described himself as a man alone belonging to jiobody but belonging to all He made a slashing attack on the French political parties which he said had betrayed the country DE GAULLE SAID he had kept silent until the moment when he felt he could serve the country Referring to the last four years in North Africa he said the pres ent situation could lead to an ex tremely grave national crisis But it can also be the start of a kind of resurrection the gen eral said He said that in This moment of grave confusion all should be aware that the party regime could not and would not solvethe enormous problems confronting France the association of France with the peoples of Africa and within the communities living n Aigeria DE GAULLE SAID the fighting n Algeria and the boiling emo Jonal fever there grew out of the failure of the regime in Paris He continued We are going into a diplomatic Dien Bien Phu The 67yearold World War n icro came to Paris by auto under icavyescort Some 36000 secur ty forces had taken stations at he vital points in Paris prior to De Gaulles arrival to put down anydemonstration for or against his return to power DE GAULLE
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