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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper f for tht Homt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE V The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors HOME VOL Associated Press United Press International Full Lease Wirei MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2 Copy ConiUU of Two Renewed tension on EgyptIsrael border Church attendance consistent One of every two adults attends weekly By KENNETH FINK Princeton Research Service PRINCETON N J In a typical week of the year just about one out of every two adult citizens attends the church oi his faith Over the past 12 months the Princeton Research Service peo ple have been asking adults in all walks of life the following question Did you happen to go to church during the past seven days Following are the average re sults for the weeks investigated Yes attended per cent No did per cent In round numbers todays findings mean that more than 50 million of the nations adul population attend the church ol their faith in an average week A COMPARISON with polls made in approximately the same weeks during the year 1958 shows that church attend ance was slightly higher per centagewise during 1958 than i was during 1959 Differences however are relatively minor Some 505 per cent of the adult citizens talked to durin the weeks measured in 1958 sai that they had attended church during the previous seven days This compares to 1959s 49 pe cent church attendance With the increase in popula the nation th chances are that more people actually attended church in 195 than did in 1958 albeit the per centage of the total adult pop ulation attending church ha levelled off An analysis of the various pop ulation groups on the matter o churchgoing brings to light number of interesting sidelights For example higher proportion of than men say tha they attended church during th past 12 months in an averag week This was true in 1958 where the women also main tained higher church attendanc than did the men FIFTYONE per cent of th women said they had been t church during the previous sev en days In contrast 46 per cent of ih men talked to during the sam period said they had been t church during the sevenday pe riod Still another interesting fine ing is that the greater Ih amount of formal schooling peo pie have had the higher th proportion of church attendance Whereas 43 per cent of a those with grade school educa tions said that they had been t church 49 per cent of all thos who had attended high schoo and 56 per cent of all those wh had been to college for one or more years stated that they had attended church during the pre vious seven days This same trend also mani fested itself in 1958 As was true in 1958 Catholics were found to be more faithful in church attendance than those of the Protestant faith During the past 12 months nearly three out of every four of those of the Catholic faith 73 per cent attended church during an average week This compares with two out of every five 40 per cent of the Prot estants Begins in this issue The Princeton poll Kenneth Fink director of the Princeton Research Service an independent nonpolitical organization devoted to public opinion research authors a column which will appear weekly in the GlobeGazette The poll which can be found in an adjoining column on this page deals with social political and cultural issues af fecting the American public It is based on interviews facts and the opinion of Fink and his staff In 1952 Fink achieved nationwide fame by being the only pollster to predict flatly that Eisenhower would win In the November 1954 nationwide elections Fink predicted that the Democrats would carry Congress with 533 per cent of the national vote The Democrats did win with 5258 per cent of the than threefourths of one per cent from perfect accuracy In 1956 he correctly predicted both the Eisenhower victory and Democratic control of Congress House of Representa tives with an average deviation of less than three per cent And he also predicted the 1956 congressional elections within sixtenths of one per cent of perfect accuracy In November 1958 Fink predicted the Democratic sweep of the nation within one per cent of perfect accuracy During the coming weeks and months the GlobeGazette will report the nations as well as Finks thinking on topics of the national hour Fink will definitely forecast the results of this years presidential and congressional elections a day or two before the election Principal shoots 2 teachers iAMI D AT El 95959 HARTFORD CITY Ind A 44yearold grade school prin cipal shot two leachers to death Tuesday as their pupils screamed in horror He held off pursuers with a shotgun and fled in his aging car louching off a manhunt Fifth graders in the William Reed School were bewildered then shocked when Principal Leonard Redden stalked in with a shotgun shouting Hang me will shot Miss Harriet Robson 52 in the right chest THEN THE principal walked up a ramp to the sixth grade room of another veteran teacher Minnie McFerren 62 and killed her wilh a poinlblank shol in the face Back in the corridor Redden waved the gun at Silas McCaf frey a janitor and Ralph Grim me another sixth grade teach er who ran to see why Mrs McFerrcns children were screaming G R I M M E AND McCaffrey chased Redden out of the build ing but he threatened them with the gun again and drove away as McCaffrey pleaded Dont shoot me Larry School officials said they knew of no trouble between Redden and the two leachers who were among the oldest in the citys schools However they said Redden had been losing weight in the last month and had be come increasingly nervous Dividends on Gl insurance may be increased by 4 WASHINGTON UPI The House Velerans commiltee Tues day okayed a pian thai will as sure about 5300000 veterans higher cash dividend payments on their G I life insurance poli cies starting next year The Veterans Administralion said Ihe increase probably would amounl to about 4 per a total of 1961 There may be further increases in later years The higher payments will go to some 5000000 veterans who hold National Service Life in surance NSLI policies issued in World War II and to about 300000 World War t veterans whose dividends come out of a second fund the Government Life Insurance fund The increased dividends result1 from an administrative decision to raise the interest rate on treasury securities held by the two insurance trust funds HOEVEN TO FILE DES MOINES tfl U S Rep Charles B Hoevcn RIowa has asked the Secretary of States office for nomination papers to run for reelection in Iowas 8th District AP Photofax FAMED CLOWN Adier 62 native of Clinton Iowa who went on to achieve fame as a clown for 50 years with the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus died Monday in New York Adler was known over the na tion for his misshaped cos tume and an act which in cluded a bevy of piglets He had been ill two weeks Troops on the move in area U N force in middle CAIRO W Egyptian army troops Monday were reported to have taken up positions along the UNpatrolled EgyptianIs raeli frontier in the Sinai Desert as a result of clashes between Israeli and Syrian troops The newspaper Al Ahram re ported Egyptian troops have moved up all along Israels western desert frontier in the past three days The paper said the Egyptian army had been placed on a state of emergency so that it and forces in the Syrian province of the United Arab Republic would be fully prepared to meet all eventuali ties All military leaves were cancelled IN OSLO the Norwegian army command announced Norwegian troops serving with the UN force would be pulled out im mediately if serious fighting de veloped between the UAR and Israel The Norwegian com mand said its troops were on the EgyptianIsraeli border for police duty only Daily clashes since Friday be tween Israeli and Syrian troops prompted the dispatch of the Egyptian forces to the Sinai frontier where men of the UN Emergency Force maintain pre ventive patrols as an aftermath of the Israeli invasion of 1956 So far there has been no ac tion on the IsraeliEgyptian fron tier Four days of shooting which renewed fears of a Mid dle East outbreak have been limited to Israels northeast frontier where a demilitarized zone separates Israel and the Syrian province of the UAR ISRAEL CHARGED mort fir ing Monday night from the Syri an side of the frontier An Israe li spokesman said Syrian mor tars and machincguns opened fire just before midnight in the demilitarized Jordan River sec tor near the Sea of Galilee Mondays violence included an air battle over the border area and an artillery and tank battle before dawn on the southeast shore of he Sea of Galilee AP Photolai SMILES ALL with all the joy between Steven Rockefeller returned from a visit to her home in and his bride the former AnneMarie Norway and Steven was on hand at the Rasmussen A nice day A new stock airport to meet her Whats more Anne split Could be but actually shes just Marie revealed she is expecting a baby De Gaulle seeking free hand in future unrest PARIS Pi President Charles de Gaulles government sought a ree hand from Parliament Tuesday to rule by decree for 14 months in the wake of the Seven crewmen die in crash of B52 SAN JUAN Puerto Rico US B52 bomber prac ticing touch and go landing crashed and burned Monday night at Ramcy Field killing al seven crewmen aboard The crash and the fire which fol lowed demolished the huge plane North Iowa Cloudy and a little warmer Tuesday night lows in the low 30s Wednesday cloudy with drizzle highs 34 38 Iowa Cloudy rain or drizzle west a little warmer Tuesday night lows in the 30s Wed nesday rain southwest drizzle northeasl highs 3044 Furth er changing to snow and turning colder Thursday Minnesota Cloudy occasional rain flurries Highs Wednes day in 40s GlobeGazette weather data up lo 8 am Tuesday Maximum 31 Minimum 20 At 8 am 20 Russ sell 10000 cars to U S firm MOSCOW intro duction of Russianmade auto mobiles on the American mar ket by a Syracuse NY dealer was hailed Tuesday by the Rus sian Press and public as acknowledgement of Soviet tech nical achievements Most of Moscows 16 newspapers gave prominent play to the Tass re port that Russia has sold 10000 Moskvich sedans to a firm called Andrea Motors Inc headed by Robert Castle The Moskvich is a fourdoor four seater sedan with a standard shift a 45hp engine and a top speed of 72 mph abortive Algiers rightist upris ng Two more deputies in the French National Assembly were arrested on warrantscharging attacks on the security of the state the charge on which Ddp uty Pierre Lagaillarde is held as the military chief of the up rising Jean Baptiste Biaggi 41 rightwingParisiandeputy and M our ad Kaouah 40 a Moslem deputy from Algiers were locked up along with Lagail larde A FRENCH examining magis trate a sort of oneman jury AP Photofax AN OMINOUS SIGN Members of the official groundhog lodge at Quarryville Pa shown as they tried to coax the animal out of his hole with music and a stuffed hog arent happy They got him out all right but the sun was shining and the shadow was seen That supposedly means six move weeks of winter for the unlucky Pennsylvanians vasle lo our freedom to com municate by imposing a sys em of thought and idea control that even the tolalitarians uestioned a long list of persons ispected of shipping arms lo ic French insurgents A government bill to be sub lillcd lo a special session of ic National Assembly and the enate asks for special powers o govern by decree until April 1961 Parliament would be in ecess until that dale when it vould meet to ratify or disap prove the Cabinet decrees is sued in the interim Both houses were expected to rant the Cabinels request but strong criticism was expected irst from rightwing extreme sis THE CALL FOR special pow ers came in Ihe wake of the collapse Monday of Ihe righl ving colonials revolt against De Gaulles promise of selfde erminalion for Ihe North Afri can lerrilory still in the throes of a yearold revolt by Moslem nationalists One of the chief leaders of the French insurgents Lagaillarde vas flown lo Paris Monday night and clapped into Santc Prison ess than 12 hours after he had marched the remnants of his orccs out from behind the bar ricades in Algiers Lagaillarde a deputy in the National Assembly was told he vas being charged with an at ack on the security of the stale Deputies are immune from ar rest unless caught committing a crime and Lagailtardc appar enlly made no effort to plead mmunity Another insurgent leader Al giers cafe proprietor Joseph Or iz was a fugitive A warrant was oul for his arresl DISCOUNT ROBIN HOOD SAN DIEGO UPI Dallas Shalben Akers 52 asserted he was a modernday Robin Hood when he was arresled on burglary charges But police said his dealings with Ihe poor didnl fill the bill Actually Akers sold the ilcms he slole at a discount to the poor said detective Vernon Hyatt Defends movies1 code Obscenity discounted WASHINGTON UPI Eric Johnston president of the Mo tion Picture Association said Tuesday that major US movia companies dont make distrib ute or condone obscenity or por nography Hut Johnston representing nine leading film makers said lhal Hollywoods selfimposed production code never was in tended to make all movies suit able for the entire family Johnston made the statement in testimony at a House Post Office subcommittee headed by Rep Kalhryn E Granahan D He was the first witness at hearings on Hollywoods self poiicing program and whether it needs toughening MRS GRANAHAN said and other subcommittee mem bers had received complaints that some movie ads and motion pictures were too sexy Sub committee aides said the com plaints generally involved for eign films and US movies without the Johnston offices seal of approval Johnston saidIhe production code never was intended to make every picture suitable to every person man woman or child from six to 16 to 60 or any other age Such common cveling he said would lay not been able to devise HE ALSO REJECTED any adults only label for certain pictures He said it would be impossible Id agree on which pictures to include and what minimum age to set He said such a tag would lure the Johnston declared that movie1 and advertisements approved by the selfimposed Hollywood codes arc not obscene or por nographic Johnston objected to pro posals that sex crime and vio lence be banned from movies He said these were part of life and could be portrayed rea sonably and responsibly under the Hollywood code He said sex crime and violence in films did not cause juvenile de linquency He said it was a virulent form of scapegoatism to blame the movies for delin quency On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 67 Clear Lake News 8 Sports 910 Comics 11 Latest Markets U Mason City News 51213 Farm News 15 North Iowa News 18 wanted to develop camp site at Mclntosh Woods D E S MOINES UPI Iowa Conservation Commission Tuesday asked for authority to spend for improving facilities at state parks across Iowa The program includes transfer of 52467 for develop ment of camping ground at Intosh Woods at Clear Lake Groundhog doesnt see shadow in with fix EDITORS NOTE Do payola and the quiz show scandals have you asking yourself Where has man kinds honesty gone If so cheer up mankind has com pany Groundhog Day ar rived in Iowa Tuesday morn and the following inside story of what happened in a certain burrow should help you lose faith in the groundhog too By DAVE DALE GlobeGazette Staff Writer You are my sunshine you are my suuutiunshine please dont taaake my suuuun shiiiiine awaaay Granville Groundhog was in good voice Tuesday morning as Mrs G helped him into his galoshes for his annual midwinter factfinding trip from the burrow And why not After all the fix was on Jus cuz some supersti tious fools figger winters gonna be over six weeks ear ly if I dont see my shadow aint no sign I gotta go along with it all he complained to his mate Id rather get me six more weeks of hiber natin and thats for sure But Granville No maam no matter how cloudy it is up there I fully intend that Im gonna see my shadow And thats why Im lakin this here sunlamp lo the lop with me I got a thing that says Im gonna catch me six more weeks of shuteye But Granville Mrs G finally burst in What about all those folks up there who sell kites and marbles and baseball gloves and golf clubs and swimmin1 suits and lawn mowers and hammocks and all that Wont they be kinda peeved if you cross em up and keep winter around for another six weeks Who cares I didnt in vent Feb 2 he muttered And besides how about the folks who sell sleds and snow shovels and snowtires and iceskates and mitlens and fur caps and skis and fur naces Do you Ihink theyre S gonna be any happier if I dont see my shadow and winler ends now The power of Granvilles logic was overwhelming Mrs G remained silent And furthermore he added with a cocksure grin with this here sunlamp Im gonna be sure I see my on top or not Okay Granville okay M r s Groundhog sighed Take your silly sunlamp up there and make a fool of your self But dont say I didnt tell you so Ta ta dear he grinned over his shoulder Human itys waiting for me Up above under z cloudy sky humanity was indeed waiting Seconds later when Granville Groundhog reached the surface trailing an exten sion cord behind him he saw humanity Half of the chat tering crowd wore Bermuda shorts the other half wore earmuffs What an odd bunch GG murmured to himself Then as flashbulbs jarred his consciousness a reporter stooped to him and asked Tell us Mr Groundhog do you see your shadow Shiv ering mankind is awaiting your verdict There was no sun in Iowa anyway But with a strange smile written over his furry face Granville reached be neath his parka and pulled out the sunlamp The fix must go on told himself He turned the switch but nothing happened Fishermen and baseball fans and swimmers and golfers and tennis players rejoiced Ice skaters and esthetes groaned Later when he returned to the burrow Mrs G purred sweetly forgot to tell you dear The electric company phoned last week to say our bill is way overdue and un less we paid up they would turn the power off today Granville could only sob as he reached for his lunchbucket and trudged off to weeks earlier than planned   

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