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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOW ANS NEIGHBOR S VOL 97 Associated Frets and United Prw InUrnatlonil Full Lease pEurope Passion Play Site Impressive EDITORS NOTE This is an ether in a series of articles by the Gazettes editor while on an 8day visit to Mu nich and Lisbon for a closeup look at operations of Radio Free Europe He was a paying guest of Crusade for Freedom sponsor of Along with his reports on the p r o gram for getting troth to 70 million people behind the Iron Curtain in satellite countries Hatl will touch on conditions in Germany and Portugal By W EARL HALL Germany Even in an off year the worlds most renowned Passion Play is the bone sinew and life blood of this picturesque Bavar ian village of The produc tion pledged for deliverance from a pestilence back in is staged 10 years Thej next is scheduled for I960 It was on a Sunday afternoon that I dropped in on the scene I of this historic portrayal of the events in j Christs last few days on earth With three compan I ions one of them Robert Wilson director of the Ameri can Red Cross in Europe and HALL North Africa I wandered through the hallowed precincts Shops most of which feature Crucifixes and other items re lated to the Passion Play were closed but the vast auditorium with its open air proscenium and 7e copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4 19S8 Papor Cnniltli ot Two No M stage were opened very special guide to us by a No longer young he had performed in three Passion Plays Firsc it was as a spear carrier then as Lazarus IT WOULD seem to I suggested that you might qual ify for the Christus His answer to that was by sad eyed gesture rather than by voice He showed me the stub of a missing arm Sacrificed in the Nazi cause perhaps Ill never know I didnt pursue the sub ject The audience at the Passion Play is seated in a covered au ditorium seating The ac tion is viewed through an im mense oval opening looking out on to the coverless proscenium and beyond it to a stage which would compare quite favorably in size with the one at Roxys theater in New York SCENES involving num bers of people the socalled spectacles are presented in the openair area The show goes on irrespective of weather and the acoustical properties are so per fect that no electronics amplifi cation is needed or p e r mitted As we moved from dressing room to dressing room and from costume repositories lo other backstage areas not accessible to those who sit in on the produc tion each 10 years our be whiskered guide recalled some intriguing facts about the play Adolf Hitler was contemptuous of the Passion Play as of all other things religious But he is known to have sat in on at ieast three performances during his lifetime NEWLYCROWNED POPE JOHN XXIII BLESSES WORLD JAM ST PETERS SQUARE Pope Crowned in Glittering Rites onjProean of the College of Carmustered for he coronation rites Through it all the 70yea was crowned Tuesday dmals placed the beehiveshaped Hut there was humility too in former patriarch medieval v uui was immuiiy iuo in loriucr patriarch ot Vcnicp re glittering medieval ceremonies tiara of jewclencrusled gold on the presence of the pontiffs fainmaincd serene often smiling be investing him as fhr 9K9nH tho krirt nf purt uc ily Three brothers a sister and nignly His voice throughout the numerous nephews and nieces long mass and his greetings to the were present dressed in black Catholic hierarchy of the world peasant Sunday best They remained clear and resonant i i i 11 CROWD began to roar as investing him as the 262nd spirit ual ruler of the Roman Catholic Church A mighty roar went up from some persons in the great square of St Peters at the cli matic moment in the coronation of the successor to Pope Pius XII Nicola Cardinal Canali aged the head of thc sharecroppers son from a little north Italian village THERE WERE MORE than m Hum Sunday best They persons in the greater hours of impressive in awe wilj Peters at the clinles inside the vast basilica of thoir kinsman ihn St Peters All the pomp and ceremony the Roman Catholic Church werejnation ceremony emotion as their kinsman the umuuun do Kinsman inc u Uni ai former Angelo Giuseppe Cardinal 84yearold Cardinal Canali took Roncalli went through the eorotne crown in his hands and prc nation ceremony pared to place it on the pontiffs Men Imported by Labor McNeal Says DES MOINES WVRep Clark McNeal chairman of the Iowa Legislative Investi gation Committee said Tuesday he will ask the committee for a very thorough probe of reports of Illinois labor union men com ing into Iowa to work in the elec tion campaign McNeal said his own investiga tion disclosed the Lex Hawkins Polk County Democratic chair man and a member of the Demo cratic State Committee reserved several rooms at a DCS Moines hotel He said the men started going into the hotel Monday night to claim their rooms Hawkins had reserved McNEAL IDENTIFIED the men as H Rebham L D Flor ca Robert Brown and R V Voss all of Chicago Andrew Strajny Berwyn Ray Clinls Peoria and Harry Lehert Mo line All of these men arc identified tvith labor unions outside McNeal said They attended a meeting at a union hall in Des Moines Monday night apparently o pick up their assignments for he day At about Eartha Kitt Slinks In Queen Orders HEAT TURNED OFF LONDON Dusky Eartha Kitt slunk sexily onto a London stage Monday night and Britains Queen Elizabeth II sent out an SOS to turn off tha heat But the plea went to the boiler room of Londons vest Coliseum to Eartha Her appearanct at the time apparently was purely coincidental In an eyepopping skintight dress of flamecolored chiffon the American girl was one of 500 entertainers taking part in this years biggestever royal commarra performance Singer Pat Boone was another As Eartha purred out her throaty I Wanna Be Prince Philip the Queens husband leaned attentively over red plush edge of the royal box After the shdw the top date in Britains show business cal endar the Queen and Philip congratulated Eartha on the per formance Hes all said American star of Philip A very nice man And witty Poison Gas Used Red China Claims TAIPEI Formosa China Tuesday accused the Nationalist Qucmoy of firing poison gas at the Chinese mainland The Nationalists denied their forces were using gas and in lurn accused the Communists of laying the propaganda groundwork to use poison gas themselves The Communists claimed the gas attack occurred during Mon days blazing artillery duel during which the Reds pounded Quemoy and its smaller neighbors with shells in IS hours The firing subsided at midnight and the Quemoy area was reported quiet even numbered Hawkins of thc month on which thc Com HALF OF Obermmergaus ins in ie hotel for the left in two The men now arc work Tuesdays election The Weather Brisk Turnout Over Nation Heavier Balloting Here Heavy balloting in three of the four outside precincts in Mason City tnadc the lolal vote al 2 Tuesday exactly 10 per cent higher than it w a s four years ago Thc throe precincts with the unusually heavy vote were the second of tiie 1st Ward Ihe Wa terworks tin second of the 3rd Ward at Itouscvcll and hisec ond of the lib Ward at Aladison The total vote was at 2 p m as compared with at the same hour in the last presi dential election and in 1951 REPORTS FROM other Iowa cities shed considerable varia tions from the 1951 balloting Burlington reported an early rush four years Des Moines said the voting was a little but at Water loo Ottunnva and Council Bluffs extent was about the same as head The pontiff adjusted the crown himself and looked solemn ly out into the crowd The Pope rose slowly and chanted his urbi ct traditional blessing of the pontiff to the City of Rome and the world The crowd remained silent throughout his recitation For the first lime in history millions of West Europeans wit nessed the coronation of a pope through the agency of television The Pope slowly made the sign of the Cross in several directions nt the end and after the the crowd thundered wildly shout ing Viva il Papa Long Live the Pope over and over MINGLING IN tha roar the great rampanonc the bcl of St Peters began to toll and bells of Romes EASY AS PIE President Eisenhower casually drops his vote into the box as if to illus trate what lilt1 effort il takes o exercise the groat American heritage the private ballot The President and Mrs Eisen hower voted in lie fire halt ncar thoir home at Gettysburg Pa the early vole four years ago Davenport and Boone said the indications were that the voting was slightly The polls in Mason City close at 8 as they do through out the state No returns are available of course until aftct thot hour VOTING PLACES for of Mason City are same as in recent elections The polling places by precinct arc First Ward First Precinct School Administration Building Second Precinct water works Second Ward First Precinct Courthouse Second Precinct Mc Kinlcy School Third Ward First Precinct City Hall Second Precinct west entrance o Roosevelt Junior High School Fourth Ward First Prccincl S and R Chevrolet Garage Sec ond Precinct Madison School The vote by precincts at 2 oclock was as follows up the carol of the lesser churches took triumph More than persons had jammed the vast reaches of St Peters Basilica for the solemn Pontifical Mass and other reli gious rites which precede the outdoor coronation PIWI P2W1 P2W2 P1W3 P2W3 P1W4 P2W4 1954 362 494 642 383 908 292 630 175 1956 616 910 899 640 840 830 892 564 Union Shop Decision in Six States WASHINGTON in six stales decide Tuesda whether to outlaw the union shop Proposed rightlowork Jaws on the bnllots of Cnlifornia Colo ratio Idaho Kansas Ohio ami Washington command most o the attention being given score of election propositions on bal lots throughout the nation In some stales rightloworh and a variety of other proposal are in the form of constitutional amendments others call for vot er approval or rejection of laws already approved by slnle legis lators The proposilions before thc jjo crs range from giving he vote lo 18yearolds lo legalizing bingo 6H Rightlowork proposals were 370jlhe hardestfought referendum is 1958 356 783 514 586 332 sues with candidates in several of the stales tying their own vote bids to the controversial issue The union shop or other labor contract provisions requiring workers to join a union arc now DIES AT 52 outlawed in 18 slates Organized Iabor pumped money and cfforl St Peters was resplendent h ORK the baltle against increasing red damask and enlrf and list while business nnrl other munists are pledged not o lack landing areas vi vueicmiiiErgau j City Moslly cloudy 000 citizens take an active partjvarious precincts in DCS troops were affected in the Passion Play some 700 ofl EARLIER R br s hc attack and them as actors Tests for the I960jpuprman i j j said Should the Kuoniinlans cast arc about lo begin Principal tccgram to dare to continue to usci with red damask and gold ing with electric light bulbs and flickering candles The vast audience included prelates of the church representatives of foreign governments pa pel no simple priests nuns and Romans President Eisenhower was rep resented by Secretary of Labor James Mitchell Deputy Under secretary of State Robert Mur phy and Mrs Clare Boothc Luce former ambassador to Italy THE IMPRESSIVE jpectacle began with a long procession ofi died Monday of a cerebral hemgroups pushed hard for the pro orrhagi posals village village characters are mittee consisting of priest burgomcister 0 council and members chosen by popular vote None may the former Lazarus told us proudly unless a native of Oberam mergau a n d of unimpeachable county chairmen Jurgcmeyer asked the chairmen to alcrtall workers of the possibility of out of town goons in your However Ray Mills of DCS Moines president of the Iowa Federation of Labor b Jurgemcycr statement The words slightly altered northwesterly winds 30 to 40co of the basilica Purpleclad Tuesday nipht lows 30inCarers carried the Pope who to 35 Colder windy and partlyjsat on a portable throne cloudy Wednesday highs 50 to The papal procession halted j poison gas shells our troops willj reply with severe punitive ac Quoting a spokesman of the Red Defense ministry thc broad j first at thc chapel of Iowa Mostiv fair and mild wnero lhc his Hirnnn pray Then it moved day little warmer west Partly cloudy turning colder Wednesday Low night in 30s Tuesday his throne to thc chapel of St Gregory where Pope John was invested with his coronation robes His hands were ceremoniously branded the cast said The Chinese Peoples HIKS wer1 rcmomously ent as abso JLiberty Army expressed the Cloudy and windy washed to symbolize spiritual Ided greatest anecr over this crime and then he was vested each decade go back to 16621 while the music was composed by a local parish schoolmaster in 1814 Participants are taught to live the roles they portray No wigs or facial makeup are per mitted For some its 9 years of preparation between Passion Plays i Except for this production of lutely He added greatest anger over this crime There are no outside union nf fh people in Iowa to my knowledge And I want to say Ihere of the United Slates and of the Kuomintang Nationalist MMJ uu The broadcast in effect accused goons in Iowa Jabor and nonclnc United States of cooperating in the alleged gas attack declar theing that il nad come after the has been Hawkins when told charges merely laughed andjmcctng of Secretary of Slate sairt got is my local Dulles with President Chiang IKaishek and after tht said All people working DES Kaishek and after the f c large amounts of ammunition NEW CHIEF by the United States to the Chiang MOIRES W George Wednesday 55 for the solemn Pontifical Mass As the procession moved toward GlobeGazelle weather dala up hc main aU nax to 8 Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 69 34 37 41 three times before the Pope remind him of the passing glory of the world At the main altar of the basili ca the Pope opened thc solemn high Pontifical Mass sitting on ruiiiiiicai Mass siuing on this while and gold throne under Sl Peters chair DIGBY DIES Al the conclusion of thc Mass NEW ORLEANS Fred Dighe was escorted to an elevator HAHIT h another obscureH lie v Artm LU chicf manaser and one to be raised to the balcony over Defense tho founders of thc Nw Orlooking thc square Then came u inoacco in Momes declared Thisjlcans Sncar Bowl died final act of coronation and on a cigarette held lightly bv C cancer the blessing to the world Calif AP Phot of a x o wild canavv bo fnnrzr nhrra m m prcraii uniilH ClmxL tn r ViLOl k CH TCH Hi was IO an eiCVaiOT Adm Liu chief by fi5 general manaser and onelo be raised to Ihe balcony over eves smoking is for the birds exactlv ationai5t r Snooker likes to eat tobacco The bird munches awav mountains of Bavaria xti III iice department Monday jcJaim is absolutely groundless Governor Races Watched WASHINGTON was moderately heavy in many ureas of the country in fiiosdays offyear election of a new Congress state and local of ficers Generally the weather was good And in early reports there were a few straws to boost Ile publicnn hopes that their parti sans were turning out in a fashion lo truinp advance Democratic claims of possible unprecedented gains Outstatc Michigan much of it traditionally Republican re ported very heavy voting while in Democratic Detroit the ballot ing was running behind 1954 and 1956 MARYLANDS early vota wai heavier than anticipated n thj past a big vote has usually worked to Ihe advantage of Re publicans in that heavily Demo cratic state Pie election estimates wera that 48 million voters would cast ballots across the country President Elsenhower whisked in and out of a voting booth in 24 seconds capping his personal campaign for election of a Re publican Congress The smiling President his ballot al 10 at the Barlow Fire Hall a few miles from his farm home at Gettysburg Pa He was No 8tf to vole Eisenhower flew from Washing ton by helicopter and was on the ground only il minutes He traveled back lo the White House immediately after voling EISENHOWER rook low voters with him his son and dauglitcrinlaw Army Maj and Mrs John Eisenhower The young Eisenhowers have a home at one corner of the Presidents farm just outside Gettysburg Mrs Eisenhower who chooses to have little to do with helicop ters left for Gettysburg by auto mobile shortly after the President took off Taking the spotlight was New Yorks battle of the millionaires the effort of Republican Nelson Rockefeller lo take the governor ship away from Democrat Aver ell Ilarriman Rockefeller a potential bidder for he 1BJO Republican presiden tial nomination if he wins was given a slight edge over Harri man in final prevote canvasses Jn the other hand GOP Rep Kenneth B Keating appeared likely to trail Democrat Frank llogan in the Senate race unless Rockefeller rolls up a Republican tide CALIFORNIAS feuding Repub licans seemed headed for a de feat that would sweep Sen Wil liam F Knowland the partys candidate for governor and Gov Goodwin J Knight its senatorial nominee out of political life Knowland nudged Knight out of hc governors race and they have been shooting at eath other since Democratic State Atty Gen Edmund G Pat Brown was given long odds to beat Know land Knight was reported trail ing Democratic Rep Clair Engle in the senatorial race A loss of both the California governorship and the senatorial scat could set back the ambitions of Vice President Nixon fo be come the 1960 GOP presidential nominee The ability of his horaa base of California to produce a majority for a Republican presi dential candidate then would be come suspect SAME   

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