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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tor DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE N I W S P A PC R T H AT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S N E I G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Associated Press and United International Full I7c a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 7 19SS ThU Paper Consists of Two OM Hide Microphone in Goldfine nn One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGIO 1300 WOI Ames 0101 WTA1 Qulncy 920 pm Sunday pm JTiiesdiij pm Thursdij WSUI U Ciiy BIO Li 15 pm Saturday Australias Horoscope TJOW Id like to drop in on Australia again just a hun dred years from now My first question would have to do with its population By the answer I would know how well the people inthat amazing land down un der had dealt with their most pressing problem namely water The 40000 jaum that took me into Australia led me into 30 other countries One of my fore most impressions as I looked back over that nevertobe forgotten odyssey was that water is Prob lem No 1 for mankind some times too much water but far more often its too little And in the case of Australia its the deficiency of precipita tion that blocks the path to agri cultural and industrial growth That island continent has a land area almost exactly the size of the United States But whereas we have 170 million people Aus tralia has a scant 10 million Except for a band about 200 miles wide clear around the con tinent there is a climate which ranges from semiaridness to authentic desert conditions In land Australia bears some strik ing resemblances to that great section of North Africa known as the Sahara Desert WHILE I was in Melbourne I f took time but to study Australias statistics HereVorie of the significant facts by that study More than two and a half times as much rain falls on the aver age acre of land in the United States as on the average acre in Australia Sometimes seasonal drought conditions here in the Middle West cause those who till the soil to do a bit of fretting But on a com parative basis they are in clover IShould explain however that Australia has a variation of an nual precipitation even more pro nounced than that known to Amer icans In this respect its a good deal like Hawaii Downtown Honolulu has an annual rainfall of 30 inches Pali Pass a scant half dozen miles away has 150 inches In the northeastern section of Australia the annual precipita tion often exceeds 180 inches a year In Sydney it approximates 50 inches which is at least ten inches more than falls on Iowa or Illinois Melbourne down on the southeastern coastline aver ages 25 inches just a mite less than Iowas average BUT IVE BEEN talking about the exception When you get away from this 200 mile fringe of the island continent youre in territory with 10 inches or less of rain annually That means actual desert or land so snort of vegetation as to be highly mar ginal for sheepraising or other agricultural purposes What Australia most needs of course is some mountains of just the right height and location to 4 in Iowa Killed in Traffic BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas July 4 holiday traffic death toll of four persons fell well below the 10 fatalities predicted by state safety officials Three other in miscellaneous accidents from 6 pmThursday to midnight Sun day One drowning was reported Two of the traffic victims died Thursday night when their car was involved in a threecar acci dent on the Iowa side of the South Omaha Bridge They were Mitch ell Weaver 19 Columbus Neb the driver and Darrell Jones 21 Council Bluffs a passenger in the Weaver car The two other road fatalities oc curred Sunday Merrill Jones Mil ler 75 of near Diagonal was killed in a headpn collision on US 6 near Victor Four others were injured LATE SUNDAY NIGHT Leon ard LeRoy Schmidt 30 Daven port was injured fatally when his motorcycle left US6 in Daven port In the accident near Victor Mil ler was riding in a car driven by his soninlaw Nelcin Sydnes 50 of Baxter Driver of the other car was Robert L McCaulley 49 of West Des Moines Day impressed more than 35000 spectators with the Sunday long nativities at the Mason City Municipal Airport The big planes from left to right are The KC97 a military tanker which was the center of attention at the airport the C119 a military cargo and troop carrier and the C54 a military plane used to bring a band and drill team to Mason City Sydnes was listed in serious condition at University Hospitals at Iowa City Monday morning Also hospitalized there were Mc Caulley who suffered severe chest injuries and his daughter Kathy 7 A son Scott 21 months suffered only minor injuries McCaulleys wife Nancy was taken to a Grinnell hospital with a broken leg arm and other in juries THE DROWNING victim was Allen Gerdes 19 Cedar Rapids who drowned while swimming vith companions in Chain Lake near Palo He was reached within minutes after he sank but efforts to revive him failed The miscellaneous deaths were Marvyn S Renshaw 51 Clear Lake farmer who died when his light plane crashed in a field near Clear Lake Friday morning N L Jackson about 45 Mc Clelland farm laborer killed Fri day when struck by a train at McClelland Vic Ellis Rockton 111 killed in the big car races1 at Cedar Rapids Friday night when his ve hicle overturned in the semifinal event of the sevenrace program Another lowan James E Sterl lin 25 of Muscatine was one of two sailors killed Sunday when their vehicle overturned in north Guilford Conn Both men were stationed at the US submarine base at Groton Conn 35000 at Aviation Show ines Schools Program condense and precipitate thejstate of Iowa By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor NORTHWOOD William Mur ray Ames Iowa GOP guberna torial candidate told a centennial gathering at Northwood Sunday that Iowa and the rest of the country must find the solution for the problem of communism better education pro gram The problem we face in Iowa and the rest of the nation Mur ray told the group is the ques tion of our way of life The free dom we have in this country is being challenged by what is hap pening across the ocean Whenever I get the feeling that we are finally working with the Russians toward peace something like the execution of Nagy one time Hungarian premier comes along BELEVE the solution is an educational program that will eventually work out the problem of communism We cant work for ultimate peace through guns and bombs because we are deal ing with a problem of a way o life Murray outlined three areas o our educational program that he said should be worked on in the standards that every student raduating from an Iowa high school must meet Murray said He pointed out that just as we would like to keep the traffic wrecks off our highways we dont wantto have any wrecks n our educational system I HOPE THAT it will not take another 100 years to find the so lution to Communism but rather hat in the next 25 years we will have achieved the kind of democ racy in this country that will have found the solution so that we will no longer have to spend billion of dollars for defense Murray was introduced by Russ Nelson manager of the Northwood Elevator and the in vocation was given by the Rev Austin Mikkelson pastor of the First Lutheran Church of North wood Leon Barnes publisher of the Northwood Anchor acted as master of ceremonies Program and Air Exhibits Drew Crowd There are so m a ny things here Theyre all great said Danny Buckley 13 of Forest City Danny expressed the same feel ing of more than 35000 persons who attended the Aviation Day activities at Mason City Munici pal Airport all day Sunday Highpoint in the aviation pro gram for Danny was the demon stration of airplane crash rescue work under the direction of Fire Chief Harold Mulcrone of the MinneapolisSt Paul Airport The fire demonstration started the afternoon program at p m In a field on the airportan old auto body was covered with fuel oil and lighted to simulate the fire caused from an airplane crash The O11A Crash True demonstrated how such a crash fire would be extinguished A SECOND DEMONSTRATION was held later in the afternoon This time a small replica of the 011A was momentarily usec with the regular truck A concert by the Strategic Air Force Headquarters Band from Offut Air Force Base at Omaha was next Lt Ernest W Greer conducted the band in such num bers as A medley of songs by Jerome Kern Fandango1 by Floyd Werle Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa The 40member band had played Saturday night at Clear Lake as part of July 4th activi ties Sgt John Kraft played a saxophone solo and four other band members sang Laura o have landed at the municipal airport YOUNGSTERS were also at racted by two planes beside the KC97 The F86L a fighter et which carries rockets and flys by radar and the S2S which is used by the Navy to chase sub marines Across from the F86L was the T33 a trainer jet It was flanked by the C119 a cargo and troop carrier and a passenger con veyor In the rear of these three 1 a n e s was the C54 which jrought the band and drill team to Mason City Both jets and the Navy chaser ave a flying demonstration over he municipal airport The chaser folded its wings on its takeoff and landing as it would do on an aircraft carrier Mateos Gets Expected Win T in Mexico General Election MEXICO CITY 48y earold Adolfo Lopez Mateos the brilliant labor minister in the last government was elected president of Mexico Sunday in probably the quietest vote in the nations history The dominant government Party of Revolutionary Institu tion PRI claimed Lopez Ma teos had won by a somewhere between 70 and 85 per cent of the votes No big totals were announced howeer Lopez Mateos victory over textile manufacturer Luis Hec middle 40s extreme north to 50s elsewhere Highs Tuesday 70s north to lower 80s south Fur ther fair and a little warmer Wednesday Mason City Mostly fair through Tuesday low Monday night 45 50 A little warmer Tuesday high 7580 Other activities tor Alvarez had never been in plane contest and the flightbreakdoubt The PRI and its prede fast The H and Headquarters Companies of the Iowa National Guard both JVIason City units directed traffic This year we had a much full er program and the people were more responsive said Murray Lawson He was the general chairman for the sponsoring com mittee of the Mason City Cham be of Commerce moisture which obviously fills the air over its vast expanse of territory But that need isnt about to be supplied So the Aussies arc turning to other ap proaches to their problem some of which are ingenious to the point of being fantastic One proposal being toyed with is to flood a vast section of in terior with seawater Just how it would be raised from the ocean and transported several hundred miles to make the huge inland lake hasnt been worked out and frankly I doubt that it ever will be THE ASSUMPTION of those who cooked up this idea is that evaporation from such a body of reflected in Some o 1 d water would be copious rainfall meanie however has called at tention to the fact that the Sahara is almost within sight of the Mediterranean Sea The evapor ation and precipitation principle doesnt work there The problem in Australia isnt CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 One was the reorganization of smaller schools into larger con solidated schools We must have an educational organization that will work toward peace Murray pointed out He was quick to ob serve however that the size of the school building does not de termine the quality of instruction ANOTHER FIELD that needs work Murray said is that of teaching He said that many teachers are going to be sur prised because as more and more is expected of the students more and more will be demand ed of the instructors We are after teachers who will give in struction that will challenge Johnny Murray explained j He also pointed out that al though he would hate to see the state dictate what kind of school system each town and city should have he does feel that it should help finance the educational pro gram with money from the gen eral fund I would also like to see the state set lip certain minimum Sunday was the second day of a threeday celebration noting the platting of Nbrlhwood in 1858 The festivities will be con cluded Monday night with a cen tennial dance AN 8YEAROLD Mason City boy Gregory Mowers son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd E Mowers 93 Westview Dr was crowned jun ior king of the centennial fol loving a childrens parade Satur day afternoon Patricia Garnes 10 Northwood daughter of Mr BOB BOOE served as master of ceremonies for the afternoon program Mayor George E Mendon gave a short welcome Col Merlin McLaughlin com mander of the 2662nd Air Re serve Center and Col Frank Berlin director of the Iowa Aeronautics Commission also spoke Before the speeches Sheila Loften of Osage was crowned Miss Mason City for 1958 Kay Lannon last years Miss Mason City pretended to crown Sheila The crown which was to be used has been run over by a car and crushed Afterwards the Elite Guard Drill Team from the Strategic Im coming back next year said Danny Buckley Russia Frees 9 Americans MOSCOW circu lated in the Soviet capital Mon day that the U SSR has freed nine crew members of a US Air Force transport plane forced down June 27 in Soviet Armenia The reports said the men were turned over to American officials on the SovietIranian border Officials of the US Embassy onfirmed that the men had been reed None are lowans Their plane a C118 transport vas forced to 1 a n d by Soviet ighter craft According to the loviet announcement made the ame day the plane burned on he because of ighter action or because its crew vished to keep it out of Soviet hands was not made clear The USSR officially pro tested the flight over Soviet ter ritory as a frontier violation The United States replied there had been no such intention and hat the transport became lost in 3ad weather and Mrs Glen Garnes was Air Command performed its drill nametf junior queen There were 115 entries in the childrens pa rade that carried a Disneyland theme Young Mowers was eli gible for the award because his mother the former Helen Fred rickson is a pastNorthwood resi dent Over 900 persons were present at an alumni mass meeting and informal program held at the manuevers Sgt Alfred Woolgar led the 20 men through severa massed and small group maneu vers THIS TEAM is unique because it performs its drills silently without any spoken count o commands The Queen Anne sa lute at the end was perhaps the most impressive maneuver Here the guards knelt in four lines Northwood High School gymnaeach facing a separate direction sium Saturday evening William land saluted with their arms E Lamb longtime Northwood The lhe of at resident and E A Prehm mer superintendent of Northwood schools spoke at the meeting Barnes again acted as master of ceremonies Mrs Ed K r a u s e Voldez Alaska honored as coming the farthest for the centennial I traction of the six military an one civilian aircraft on display From 8 am a continuous line o spectators waited to inspect th plane The giant KC97 is aflying tank er used to refuel the Air Forces largest jets in midair It is the cessors have never lost an elec lion since the parent party wa launched in 1928 Mexico also elected a full Congress of 60 senators and 16 deputies The PRI claimed tha it had retained control by ar overwhelming majority There were prospects how ever the new Congress may con tain more than the nine opposi tion deputies it now holds Only one serious incident wa reported during an argumen over a local election in Ciuda Obregon on the west coast voter was killed and a soldier in jured during a fight Women voted for the first tim in a presidential election Opposition parties began filin protests of alleged election frau before the polls closed But gen erally the election seemed to have been conducted on demo cratic lines JAPANESE GUESTS MIAMI Fla younges brother of Japanese Empero Hirohito Takahito Mikasa an his wife arrived in Miami Sunda by plane from a months visit i Brazil and Peru They are t leave Monday for San Francisc from which they will return t Tokyo The Weather owa Mostlyfair and mild Mon day night and Tuesday cooler southeast Monday night Burglar Charge Follows Subcommittee Under Fire WASHINGTON UP Bernard Goldfines aides charged Mon day that the hotel room of his secretary has been burglarized This came after the discovery of a microphone placed in a position to eavesdrop on conversation of the aides Jack Lotto a public relations man newly hired by Goldfine said that bank records corres pondence lists and documents had been taken from the room the secretary Miss Mildred Pap erman occupied He said a re port had beenmade to police Lotto said We feel this burglary isa continuation of the Gastapo tac tics being employed against Mr Goldfine and his associates v Lotto Said the missing papers were to used by Gold fine in his appearance Tuesday before the House committee in vestigating relations between the Boston industrialist and Whfrt Minnesota Mostly fair Monday and Tuesday cool Monday night lows 4555 warmer Tues day highs 7582 GlobeGazette weather data up LO 8 am Monday i Maximum 79 Minimum 49 At 8 am 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 92 Minimum 68 Algona Man Named Iowa Court Judge DES MOINES E Lin nan Algona attorney was ap pointed to the Iowa Supreme Court Monday by Gov Herschel Loveless succeeding the late Jus tice W A Smith of Dubuque The Governor said flatly that Linnan G3 will not be a candidate for election next November The Democratic nominee he said will be chosen by the partys state judicial convention Aug 9 BULLETIN WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower has signed into law the bill to make Alaska the 49th state House Adams GOLDFINE sent word to the subcommittee that he will not be able to testify Tuesday and asked for a delay of at least a day The discovery of the micro phone had already plunged the AdamsGoldfine investigation into a roaring controversy At the other end of the phone wires was Baron I Shack lette chief investigator for the Adenauer Policy Backed in Election DUSSELDORF Germany An election victory for Chancellor K o n r a d Adenauers Christian Democrats in West Germanys1 largest state was seerf Monday as an endorsement of his plans to provide the nations new army with atomic weapons The Christian Democrats re gained control of the Provincial Parliament of North RhineWest phalia Sunday in the first popu lar test of the nuclear armament program Only the provincial administra tion of this state was at stake but the opposition Socialists keyed their campaign to Adenauers plans to accept the Atlantic Allies heaviest and largest plane everoffer of nuclear arms EARLY MORNING CONFERENCE AP Photofax Boston indus trialist Bernard Goldfine listens to an aide Jacft Lotto during a whispered early morning conference in the doorway of Goldfines Washington hotel suite Goldfine aides claim an attempt has been made to eavesdrop electronically on their suite Goldfines dealings are being investigated by a House subcommittee In the background is Goldfines son H Maxwell Goldfine House subcommitteelooking into relations betweenGoldfine Sherman Adams With Shacklette was Jack Anderson a legman for columnist Drew Pearson Chairman Oren Harris DArk announced after a meeting of the subcommittee Monday that it will get to the bottom of bugging and burglary incidents in the Goldfine investigation The com mittee reached no decision on whether to fire Shacklette Roger Robb Goldfine attorney demanded under oath examina tion of anyone who might know whether confidential data has been obtained throughsuch tac tics Lotto said Robb also had com plained to the FBI about the mi crophone and that the FBI investigating Lotto said he him self had filed a complaint with the U S district attorney Lott was registered for the room at which the microphone had been placed NEWSMEN SUMMONED for a postmidnight news conference watched in amazement as the microphone which Shacklette later claimed as his was jerked under a connecting door into Gold fine aides suite The original plan for the meeting with news nen was abandoned Shacklette said he tuned in his hifi set on the SheratpnCarlton suite of Jack Lotto Goldfines new publicity man He said Har ris told him to find out as he put it who was tapping telephone ines of subcommittee members Mr Harris did not authorize any particular type of investiga tion Shacklette said Rebels in Cuba Release 3 More American Citizens HAVANA Three more of the kidnaped Americans were re leased Monday by the Cuban rebels The US embassy here identi fied them as James P Stephens Jr of Ed mond Okla a United Fruit of ficial Sherman Avery White of New York general manager of USbuilt Nicaro nickel plant J Andrew Poll of Grand Rap ids Mich assistant general man ager of the Nicaro company Fourteen Americansand two Canadians have now been re leased by the rebels Remaining in their hands are 30 American servicemen 3 American civilian and a Canadian   

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