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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited MASON Cifv GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL Associated And United Press rull Wires SeveBj Onts m Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL tt 1757 Thii Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection On Senate Rejects Compromise Tax Plan Military Governor Chosen By TOM MASTERSON AMMAN Defense Minister Suleiman Toukan Friday was ap pointed military governor of all Jordan as King Husseins king dom passed through its second day of martial law Toukan as military governor will wield tremendous power in the seething country Continuing the almost round theclock curfew in Jordans five biggest cities the new govern ment of Premier Ibahim Hashem banned all public prayer services for the Moslem Sabbath Friday The idea is to prevent large gath erings which the kings leftist Communist and extreme Nation alist enemies might turn into vio leut demonstrations No Incidents Hashem repartee no incidents occurred during curfew recesses allowed for the popula tion to buy food The stayindoors order was relaxed for two hours Jn Amman and for one hour in Arab Jerusalem Ramallah Nab lus and Irbid Many Communists and leftist leaders were reported arrested in a roundup aimed at crushing the Communist movement in Jordan The premier called in ambassa dors and other representatives of neighboring Arab states and gave them the governments version of the developments which have rocked Jordan during the past three days Neighboring Syria and Egypt meanwhile were reported faced with a demand from Iraq that Syria pull out the troops it has in northern Jordan Hurls Charge They are there ostensibly to protect Jordan against Israel but Western governments have feared they might be used to annex part of Jordan for Syria as a result of the kingdoms unsettled condition Hussein already had accused his brothers in Egypt of stir ring up the riots which brought on his declara tion of martial law and total curfew Thurs day Withdraw al of the Syrian forces would further threaten Egyptian Pres ident Nassers 1 e a dership of TOUKAN he fournation Arab alliance of Egypt Syria Jordan and Saudi Arabia But failure to pull out the Syri ans risked a clash with Iraqi troops and perhaps the soldiers of Saudi Arabias King Sand Meanwhile the 6th Fleet sped toward the tense Eastern AMMAN POLICE ADVANCE ON MOB Police using wicker shields for protection in the Jordan capital of Amman advance on street demonstrators The mob was de manding the return of liberal army officers and a new government that would reject the Eisenhower doctrine About Showers Cover Iowa Half an inch or more of rain fell over much of Iowa late Thurs day and early FiTday as showers and thunderstorms moved east ward across the stale The only severe storm in the Midwest was at Milford where one person was reported killed and 18 others hurt when a tornado swooped down on the southeast Nebraska town of population Thursday night Body Found The body of Paul Cast 76 was found in the wreckage of his farm about 10 miles southwest of the community Between 75 and 100 homes and business establish menls were demolished or dam aged as tornadoes dipped down in the Nebraska rural area The heaviest rainfall in North Iowa was inches at Water loo A tolal of 39 inches fell at Mason Cily and Pocahonlas reMinnesota Clearing much cool The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and colder Friday night low 3842 Fair to partly cloudy with no important temperature change Saturday high 5560 Iowa Partiy cloudy west consid erable cloudiness east showers and thunderstorms Partly cloudy Friday night and Satur day Cooler through Friday night Considerably cooler northwest Friday and southeasl Friday night Little cooler soulheasl Saturday High Fri day 6067 northwest 6875 south east Low Friday night 38 north west near 50 southeast Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal Saturday through next Wednesday Cool al beginning of period Warming trend aboul Sunday Turning cooler again Monday or Tuesday Normal highs 65 north to 66 south Nor mal lows 40 north to 44 soulh Precipitation will average about onethird of an inch occurring as showers or thundershowers Sunday or Monday Mediterranean in strength and the a show of govern ment accepted Husseins avowal that International Communism also was lo blame for his troubles an assessment that could bring American forces lo the young monarchs aid if he asks foi them As yet he has not American diplomats in the Mid dle East were reported quietly trying to prevail on all of Jor dans neighbors to act with re straint Des Moines Man Shot and Killed by Young Wife DES MOINES UP Staffani Watkins 29 shot and killed her 73yearold husband early Friday after he threatened to kill her po lice said Police said Mrs Watkins admit ted firing five shots into Owen Watkins localhotel owner after an argument She was quoted as saying she thought her husband was going lo kill her No charges were filed immedi ately Watkins was the owner of the Hotel here ceived 85 inches Kanawha 62 inches and Fort Dodge 55 Stanton Hit A twister hit the Slanton Com munily nine miles southeasl of Red Oak causing an estimated damage to the towns ball park flattening farm buildings and doing extensive roof damage in town Several Stanton residents re ported seeing a funnelshaped cloud The rain was needed badly in the north central portion of the state where rain has been two inches below normal for the first three months of 1957 Thursday nights rain the first appre Schools Bill Is Approved DES MOINES bill re quiring all school districts to con tain a high school by was ap proved by the Iowa Legislature Thursday and sent to Gov Love less It was part of a threebill pack age school plan proposed by stale school officials to eliminate what they consider small and in efficient schools Right to Appeal The bill gives county school boards authority to attach a non high school district to one contain ing a high school after July 1 1962 School districts would have the right to appeal the action to district court One of the other school bills would set up a new form of sup plemental aid for schools that joined districts with at least 500 Low Jordan Going Down Hill Ever Since the British WereOusted By DON COOK New York Herald Tribune News Service LONDON The Hashemite kingdom of ceived created and supported by Great Britain for the last 30 years is now passing through a political crisis that may prove to be its death throe It is barely 13 months since the young Britisheducated King Hussein abruptly dismissed British LI Gen John Bagotl Glubb from command of the Jordanian Arab Legion and in the inloxi cating nationalistic fervor that followed started down the political roller coaster Today this tiny pawn on the Middle East chess board this artificial kingdom which has no reason to exist now that Ihe British have gone is being ground slowly into oblivion This is being done by a combination of Arabic politics but also with grave over tones of Ihe struggle Communism and antiCommunism in the Middle East Being the weakest and most impoverished of the Middle East states wholly dependent on sub sidies from other countries it was inevitable that Jordan would be nothing but a vacuum once the British were gone King Hussein evidently believed thai like Czechoslovakia in Europe he could perhaps survive on the jealousies of his neighbors and the sort of balance of ex ternal forces which would not al low any one of his neighbors to gain any advantage over the oth ers What the king apparently failed to take into account was the extent to which the life of his nation was dependent on the Brit Political Sequence But the fact remains that the western world is now witnessing another of those agonizing polit ical sequences in which a weak but strategic land may actually be going Communist in the face of western impotence Since King Hussein dismissed Gen Glubb he has found h i s country going more and more toward Arab He has ridden the crest of this wave by keeping the most popular lead ers of the nationalist movement in power This has meant tearing up the AngloJordan treaty and agree ing to accept subsidy from Egypt Syria and Saudi Arabia to re place the money Jordan had been getting from Britain Families Moved In But King Hussein having sold his birthright for a mess of pot age made some disquieting dis coveries He found for example cr A bill authorizing a salary lie Syrian army which had crease of S400 a year for countyjmoved troops into Jordan during GlobeGazette weather data upjofficials also was approved Israeli invasion of Egypt arc infiltrating his own army The Syrians may not be worth much militarily but their army today can only be regarded as the most openly proCommunist army in the Middle East The Syrians moreover arc say ing openly in Jordan according to inform a Lion reaching London they are under orders from their capital of Damascus lo move all the way south to the Gulf of Aqaba as soon as the British battalion there completes its withdrawal That is scheduled to occur within the next few weeks Arabian Troops But Saudi Saud who is picking up part of the labb to keep Jordan alive has ready prepared to move his own troops into the Gulf of Aqaba King Hussein therefore ap pealed to King Saud io demand that Syrian troops evacuate all of Jordan King Hussein is re ported to have made this appeal without consulting his own prime minister and ho followed this by dismissing the whole govern ment In substance the Jordanian na tionalists with the support of the Syrian proCommunist army are in the ascendency in Jordan If t h e proCommunist elements emerge dominance in Jordan then there is a perilous linkup of Egypt Jordan and Syria in what must be regarded as a thoroughly antiwestern and pro Communist camp Newton Man Killed in CarTruck Crash Wiiephotn plane which may of miles an Remains Firm on Own Bill Committee Action Seen FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The Iowa Senate Friday disregarded a veto threat and voted clown a House compromise tax bill to extend the full per cent sales tax un tilJan 1 The vote was 3713 L f01 its own tax bill to X15 PILOT Tesl pilot Scott Crossfield Los Angeles has been selected to pilot an experi mental rocket reach a speed hour The North American X15 now nearing completion is yars cent pected lo be lest flown next would be continued in year Engineers say it should instead permitting a be capable of such speeds as well of reaching an altitude of as fast and high as present records states mam taxes at J yars fU Per cent Voters OK New School District The Clear Lake school district reorganization voted on Thursday afternoon was approved 484 to 65 On Inly 3 when the reorganiza tion goes into effect the Clear Lake district will take in about seven new sections of Mount Ver non School Township land and about 20 new sections in Lake School Township The total vote was not of great importance in the election The proposal to pass had to carry in Lhrcefourth of the ajga to be included in the new district That meant in this case that a major ity was required in the present Clear Lake district and in the portions of Lake and Mount Ver non Township to be added lo it The vole was Clear Lake dislrict 318 yes 8 no Lake Township 106 yes 44 no 3 spoiled ballots Mount Ver non Township 60 yes 13 no Although any land owners could file objections when hearings were held on the redislricting only those living in the area could vole Before July 1 when Ihe new boundary lines go into effecl a call for nominees and for an elec lion of a new school board for Ihe Clear Lake dislricl will be issued by M C Martin county school superintendent to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 81 Minimum Thursday night 49 At 8 Friday 51 Precipitation 39 inch AGO ciabtc rainfall this spring It was enough according Robert Judd assistant Cerro Gor do County extension director to start all the oats on even germin ation About 01 of an inch of rain fell in the area Wednesday night to knock the dust out of the air fol lowing two days of high vinds BODY FOUND CLINTON Police Friday in vestigated the finding of the body of a newborn seven pound baby in the Mississippi River here Coroner L O Riggert said the baby was perfectly formed and there was no evidence of injury BULLETIN WASHINGTON Conn Phil St ong Iowaborn author State and pop ular books collapsed and died hit here Friday Maximum Minimum 61 29 Man Killed at Iowa Fails IOWA FALLS W Jesse JBoddy 86 Iowa Falls ciied to Thursday night in the hospital here from injuries suffered in an automobile accident earlier in the day Highway patrolmen said Bodrly driving alone on a Franklin Coun ty gravelled road about four miles northwest of Iowa Falls appar ently lost control and struck a tree headon There were no witnesses to the accident Funeral arrangements are pending at the Anderson Home for Funerals Surviving are his wife a daugh ter Mrs W R Thorson Charles ton W a son Ray Iowa Falls a stepson Dr F G Klcp pcr Forl Dodge a brother Ira Iowa Falls and a sister Clara Davis Walnut Grove Minn the Legislature Compromise OKd The House and Senate accepted a conference committee compro mise pulling the increase at that level as the Senate originally pro posed The House wanted to au thorize a increase and limit it tc counties of less than population The Senate turned down author ization for counties to increase tax levies to pay Ihcir operating expenses The bill which received a 2420 majority failed to pass because it did not have the re quired 26 votes N E WTON UP Paul M Israeli invasion of Egypt 24 Newton was killed also moving in the families ofThursday night in a carlnickjuight badly damaged twoi units ofiHKI about of these troops collision six miles wcsl of herethe Colonial Motel and 10 y FIRE DAMAGE AMKS UP Fire Thursday half per cent of it to die as sched uled next July 1 The Senates action will the major tax bill into a Confer ence Committee unless the House recedes from ils amendment This was regarded as highly unlikely Road Fund The Houses socalled compro mise measure which would con Unite the dispuled half per cent until Jan 1 1958 also would transfer 10 per cent of the sale lax money from the road fund back into the states general treasury Sen X T Prentis RMount Ayr head of the powerful Ways and Means Committee which drafted the Senate bill said he op posed the House compromise because il would 1 Result in the loss of 000 in sales tax revenue in nexl Iwo years 2 Take dollars out of road funds during the same peri od Not Enough Money Prentis said the House bill just doesnt have enough money in it and would leave the state from to short oa July 1 1959 The Senate also turned down t proposal which would wipe oul Housepassed provision to take Ihe 10 per cenl of Ihe sales tax money from Ihe road fund Gov Herschel Loveless indi caled Thursday the House bill is acceptable to him He has re peatedly said he would veto a bill extending the current sales tax Lawmakers from border coun ties said favorable reaction omc from people back home on continuing the cent sales tax the remainder of this year if it automatically drops to 2 per enl on Jan 1 Reps Judson T Perkins and Niels 1 Nielsen from the border counties of Pottawattamie and Em met siiid Chamber of Com merce officials in Council Bluffs Esthcrville think this bill is 1 L v 11 i J T i vn m He also learned thai the Syrianslon IF S 6 units were damaged by smoke Car Leaves Highway Iowa Driver Killed KEOKUK Over huJser 17 Fort Madison was killed Thursday when Ihe car in which he was riding left the high way seven miles norlh of here John Sfdney Damoron 16 Fort Madison driver of Ihe car was brought lo a Keokuk Hospital His condition was reported as not serious HEADS HOSPITAL ASSN DES MOINES Bondi adminislralor of St Lukes Hos pital Davenport Friday was the new president of the Iowa Hos pital Assn Inc SAME 202 Mark OKI traffic la J4 AMANA FOUNDERS GRAVE Dr William Peterson superintendent ofThH Historical Society points out the Rrave of the founder of the Arnana colonies Chris tian Metz to four Iowa legislators wives Among the 40 wives in the tour were left to right Mrs W R Christiansen Northwood Mrs Floyd Kdgington Sheffield Mrs J C Kaiser Rockwell and Mrs Martin Sar Charles City Amendment Rejected Before coming to a final votft Thursday the House defeated five more a mend men Is Rep Mahlon Brown RWhat Cheer unsuccessfully sought to return the sales tax to 2 per cent Rep Elmer Vemeer RPella wanted to retain the sales tax now going to the road use fund Rep Dewey Goocle RBloom fiekl proposed allocating 5 per cent of the sales tax for second ary roads on an nrca basis Rep J Henry Lucken R Akron asked to delay until Jan 1 1958 the transfer of the tax hack lo the general fund Rep Henry Nelson RForest City sought to extend the use lax to manufacturing and processing materials not readily available in Iowa These items now are ex empt Sports Bulletins DES MOINES Wi Bry ant of Mason City High School became the first individual champion in the Drake Relays Friday by winning the high jump at 6 feet inch He was two inches shy of the meet rec ord Bob Okerstrom also of Mason City led the qualifiers in the 120yard high hurdles with a time of DETROIT UP Spike Briggs resigned Friday as eral manager executive vice president and director of Detroit Tigers ;