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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 91 The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors United Full MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3 I960 7c Copy ConiiiU of Four It A tunnel under the channel England France again studying grandiose plan and France may be ready to take the plunge at last and dig a tunnel beneath the English Channel Since 1802 grandiose schemes for linking the Strait of Dover shores have budded flowered and faded the National Geo graphic Society says It was a Victorian dream that a gentle man his wife children and their nanny could bundle them selves into a firstclass railway carriage plant their feet on hot water bottles open the wicker luncheon hamper pass com fortably beneath the storm tossed sea and disembark in record time at Pariss opulet Gare du Nord THE DREAM HAS refused to die even in the age of rapic air transport Now it seems near fruition The British government ac cording to reporls has resolved its ageold reservalions abou the project which has long been supported by the French A re cent survey by British French and American investors indi cates that the tunnel is a sounc engineering and economic ven ture The proposed tunnel would burrow from an entrance behinc Englands Shakespeare Cliff between Dover and Folkestone to a French terminus betweer Calais and Boulogne The pas sageway beneath the o n e of the worlds bodies of be aiboul 36 miles long of which moic than 20 miles would be under the open sea If the tunnel is built electri fied trains will speed back and forth with passengers cars and freight Ventilation problems will be too difficult to permit auto traffic even if motorists should feel sufficiently brave to hazard breakdowns accidents and claustrophobia CROSSING THE channel by boat has terrorized generations of queasy travelers Gales fog and rough water are common The turbulent meeting of the At lantic Ocean and North Sea in a shallow trough 20 to 150 miles wide creates whirlpools cross currents and powerful tides There were many sciencefic tion schemes in addition to simply digging a tunnel Engi neers proposed steel tubes moles causeways viaducts dams and high bridges One Jules Verne suggestion called for an underwater plat form on which submerged wa tertight trains would whisk across the Strait of Dover FEW EARLY PLANS solved the ventilation problem Pas sengers in horsedrawn stages lighted by smoking oil lamps wouldhave emerged fully kip pered if not asphyxiated The tunnel project neared reality several times and work was actually begun in the 1880s Its opponents chiefly the British military always turned off the green light Britains 19thcentury generals felt that the continent already was much too near They had nightmares of enemy soldiers marching with sabers drawn from the Dover mouth of the tunnel or gushing into Londons Victoria Station by the trainload Reliance upon the channel as an invasionproof moat ended in 1909 when Bleriot flew from Calais to Dover in an airplane JUST A SHY GUY Dorothy Leboh ner 18yearoM daughter of an Alfred N Y University official who had been on the missing list tries without suc cess to lure her boyfriend Warren Sut ton 21 out of his jacket hiding place Sutton a Negro basketball star at the AP Photofax university and Miss Lebohner were found in a Times Square 24hour movie house where they had lived for two days Her parents are opposing the ro mance and shes to be returned home on a wayward minor warrant Syrian forces defying UN request to quit border zone JERUSALEM W A spokes man for Israels Foreign Minis try said Wednesday that Syrian soldiers seem to be clinging to fortified positions in the Tawa Eik area in defiance of a United Nations request that they with draw Col Raymond Pirlot Belgian chairman of the IsraeliSyrian Mixed Armistice Commission presented the request lo Ihe Syr Russians stop jamming British radio programs LONDON Soviet Union officially informed Britain Wednesday that it will stop jam ming British broadcasts to Rus sia immediately The result was that Soviet jamming actually stopped al 5 pm 11 am SAME IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FIGURES mexnt traffic deMfe put U hovri ians Tuesday the spokesman said Israel had demanded that the UN adopt all necessary meas ures to bring about the imme diate removal of Syrian military units from the area in a de militarized zone southeast of the Sea of Galilee where sporadic shooting broke out last Friday Premier David BenGurion has warned that Israel would resorl lo force if Ihe U N proved unable lo clear oul Ihe Syrians From Syria Defender of the budget Much politics in Gates hassle WASHINGTON tf In the wo months he has been score ary of defense Thomas Sov ereign Gates Jr has become he center of a political slorin How much of Ihe storm is generated by politics in a pres idential election year and how much represents genuine con cern over the administrations defense policies is hard to de termine Gates was a predictable tar gel for Democratic critics when he went before House and Senate committees to de fend President Eisenhowers billion defense budget for the fiscal year thai starts Julu 1 At first Gales appeared to be doing a good selling job After he and Gen Nathan F Twining chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff described the defense picture to the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee Chairman George Mahon DTcx ex claimed This is the most en thusiastic and rosy and reas suring presentation thai we have ever had Bui Gales also run into some doubters among them Sens Lyndon Johnson DTex and Stuart Symington who aspire to the Democratic pres idential nomination His critics asked how the outlook could be so rosy when the Russians have or will have an admitted superiority in longrange missiles and space exploration larger armed forces and more submarines uol more atomic powered subs Gales gave Ihe critics a handle with which lo pick up the issue He said inlelHgcnce estimates of Sovicl strength now are based on what we believe he Russia probably will do not what he is capable of doing To Symington ihis repre sented juggling U S intelli gence reports to give a mora favorable picture Gates and President Eisenhower have heatedly denied any juggling Gales brings to his tough job a background of wealth Navy combat service in World War II and experience as secre tary of Ihe Navy He has a reputation for firmness and ef ficiency Hell need it during the coming year Not needed Ike says of 24hour bomber alert plan WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Wed lesdny called Americas missile development record quite gratifying He rejected proposals for an around heclock bomber alert At a news conference the President sided vigorously with Secretary of Defense Thomas S Gales Jr and Gen Nathan F Twining chairman of Ihe Joinl Chiefs of Staff in their differ ences wilh Gen Thomas S Power head of Ihe Strategic Aii Command Eisenhower rejected Powers call for a continuous airborne bomber alert and also the generals conlenlion Ihal the Unitec faces Ihe danger of hav ng its retalialory sinking force nocked oul by Sovicl missiles Eisenhower seemed lo be a bil irrilaled when talking of Pow ers differences wilh Gales ant the joint chiefs Too many ol these generals have all sorts o ideas he said The President warmly praiset A salute to workers at Decker plant Jacob E Decker and Sons workers here were cheered Wed nesday morning by aboul 100 sinking packinghouse employes from Albert Lea Decker workers members of the Uniled Packinghouse Work ers local union have been con tribuling toward strike relief for the Albert Lea UPWA members who have been on strike at the Wilson Co plant since Nov 3 Galesand Twining and addec that1 he has complete trusl in both EISENHOWER SAID furthe he believes he spen enougl time in the military to knov what he is talking not to be disturbed by what he termed the parochial viewpoint of those who say the bosses know nothing about it He saic he still thought the present US The Albert Lea workers in 20 was eminently capable cars gathered at both gales ofiof deterring an enemy attack the Decker plant carrying God The President said the missil Bless You cheers and signs and calling thank yous lo lo cal arriving just before 6 am The caravan of cars from Al bert Lea downtown also went through Mason City Some a partner with Egypt in the Uniled Arab Re Lindsay Crosby also to wed showgirl HOLLYWOOD UPI Lind say Crosby 21 youngest of crooner Ring Crosbys four grown sons Saturday will marry dancer Barbara Frederickson A family spokesman said Lind say and the tall blonde dancer n Catholic Church in nearby West wood Lindsays marriage will leave Gary 26 the last of the four still single Both twins Philip and Dennis wed Las Vegas chorus girls The move was foreshadowed VV 1 I I Ort in Uoillr LJ A m in the AngloSoviet cultural agreement concluded in London last Dec 1 But at the time it was not clear when the Soviet Union would end the jamming which has been Russias way of muffling the voice of freedom throughout the long years of the cold war The foreign office welcomed the Soviet move Wednesday but noted that Russias announce ment did not make clear whether British f r ei g n lan guage broadcasts lo other Iron Curtain nations also would be freed from jamming in the future public came a report tha Syrian commanders expect a Israeli attack at any time Co Akram Deery of the UAR de clared Israeli troops are concen tratirtg heavily south of the Se of Galilee An uneasy ceasefire was ob served along the frontier Tues day bul Ihere were reports o scattered mortar and machine gun iire after nightfall A 5000man UN Emergency Force has been policing the jEgyptianIsraeii fronlier since Israels invasion of Egypt in 1956 The Israeli government has accused Syria of using Tawafik village as a military outposl and stationing soldiers there dis guised as farmers Israeli pa trols raided the village over the weekend and destroyed most of the houses The Syrians claim Israel is using the charge as a pretext to block Arab farmers from ex ercising their rights to cultivate lands in the area On the inside Society News Pages 89 Sports Latest Markets Cars burned trucks damaged at Omaha OMAHA LVt Police are in vestigating the burning of four cars owned by four present and former employes of the Wilson Co meal packing plant which has been operating in the facecurred signs on the cars advised against purchase of Wilson meats Non union workers are used in Wil son production now The Mason City UPWA mem bers have been giving a week each from their pay toward strike relief at Albert Lea as well asgiving food and holding a Christmas party there The contribution is in addition to regular slrike fund paymenls from Ihe inlernational union from union dues Klemme farmer critically hurt when auto flips KLEMME Green 37 farmer living five miles south east of Klemme slill was un conscious and in critical condi tion Wednesday at the Belmond Hospital He was taken there Tuesday night following a one car accident at Amsterdam Cor ner east of Goodell According to officials who in a tire blew out and Green lost control of the car which went into a ditch and turned over Green the father of eight young children was alone in the car at the time of the accident He had been to Kanawha for groceries and was on the way home when the accident oc race with Russia might be different matter three or four years from now if American progress in the meantime came lo a halt But he told a news conference that this would no happen and that in three or fou now the relalivt position stil jof a And a Mason City News2627 Clear Lake News28 Editorials 30 North Iowa News 39 Comics 40 prolonged strike 23 jfirm which has been hauling 26 i Wilson products reported six EDUCATIONAL TV LONDON UPI The Arm Irucks were pul out of commischair Theater television pro sion Tuesday night Distributor wires were cut sugar poured into gas tanks and keys re moved gram has changed its Sunday schedule by subsliluting Night Panic for Honeymoon Post poned years from USRussian would be about what it is today He said it was true tha Russia was far ahead of thi country in the development o a booster rocket engine fo distant space and that the Rus sians would be ahead for some lime He added however tha the Saturn project showed Ih determination of the Unilcc Slales lo progress The counlry he said could look forward t successful complclion of Ih Saturn projccl OTHER NEWS conferenc highlighls Eisenhower said he woul like lo see the constilulio amended lo provide fouryea terms for house members s Ihey would run at the sam time presidenlial eleclions ar held He also favored a consti tutional amendment to give th president authority to veto spe cific items out of appropriation bills This he said would de feat porkbarrelling He said the United State should liberalize its laws ap plying to alomic information t permit this counlry lo shar with nations in which it has th fullest confidence its nuclear knowhow and weapons alread known to Russia He said Vice President Nixo certainly looked to him like th next Republican presidentia candidate and he was not dis satisfied with this prospec Eisenhower however said th was not getting into the bus ness of nominating a man fo the office and he still believe there were a number of top Re publicans who could occupy th White House with distinction SECRETARY GATES The Weather Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night lows nca 30 Thursday partly cloudy highs 3236 owa Mostly cloudy Wcdnesda nighl occasional lighl rain o drizzle wcsl and south low lower 20s northeast lo mid 30 southwest Thursday part cloudy highs lower 30s nortl east to upper 30s souUnves Further outlook Friday fai to partly cloudy with Hill change in temperature Fiveday Iowa Ternpcraliire will average 6 lo 9 degree above normal T h u r s d a Ihrough nexl Monday After noon highs will average 30 t 40 degrees and overnight iow 15 to 25 degrees Colder a first of period wanner abou Saturday then colder again a the end of the period Precip talion will average 15 to 30 o an inch occurring as rain o snow at the first of Ihe perio and again over the weekend Minnesota Mostly cloudy ligh snow Highs Thursday 2535 GlobeGazelle weather dal up lo 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 27 Minimum 20 Poll tax ban is approved WASHINGTON Iff A three nonc constitutional amendment proposal including a ban on poll axes has cleared tlic Senalc Action now shifls to the louse vhich five limes in Ihe lasl 23 meats has passed legislalion to clhninalc poll taxes by acl of Congress only lo have Ihc bills lockcd in Ihe Senate by South ern opponents Tito measure approved by Ihe Senate laic Tuesday by a 7018 vole nol only conlains Ihc anli poll lax provision bul has Iwo other parts that would 1 EMPOWER state governors lo fill vacancies in the House temporarily if more lhan half of Ihc members should be wiped oul by an alomic allack or other disasler Governors already can make temporary appointments to fill Senate vacancies 2 Permit the residents of the Dislricl of Columbia now vote less to vote in presidential clcc lions and lo elect as many dele gates lo the House as the na tions capital would be entitled to if it were a stale The dele gates would have such powers as Congress confcrrecl on them ALTHOUGH CONTAINED In one resolution the three parls couid be acted on separately by Ihe House and by Ihe slales which have final say on ralifi calion The tripleheaded conslitution al amendment received 11 more voles in the Senale lhan the twolhirds majorily if it is to be submitlcd to Ihe slates for rali ficalion The Lcgislalures of three fourths of Ihe 50 slales would have to ratify it wilhin seven years lo make it effective WHAT BIG FEET YOU HAVE Gayle Croskrey 10 Harbor City Calif studying prehistoric monsters has this huge footprint to prove they really existed A relative in Ulah heard of Gayles interest and cul this fossilized footprint from a scam of coal where he works Scientists say the ani mal that left the footprint a lyranosaurus rex probably was 19 feel high 47 feel Jong and weighed eight tons AP Photofax Big Values CITYWIDE DOLLAR DAYS Big Savings THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY FEBRUARY 456   

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