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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper tot AiiocUted and United Pnu Full CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HI NIWSPAPERTHAT MAKIS ALL N 0 R T H IOWANS HOME EDITION Oopy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER It54 The World Around Us Melbourne Milwaukee Are Alike Number 25 EDITORS NOTE It will be around world In 80 dayi for our editor untesi unrest In certain areas pre cludes air travel This Is one in a of reports on hU and By W EARL HALL MELBOURNE Australia Something about this place keeps reminding me of my fav orite American big city Mil waukee Just what it is I can say for I think it ha something to do with the friendly gracious attitude of the people Actually the physical resemb lance between the two cities isn too pronounced For one thing Melbourne i about t h r e i I times as larg as the Wiscon I sin metropolis 111 5 population put it among the top half dozen citie of the southern hemisphere On ly Buenos Aires W EARL HALL de Janeric and Sao Paulo in South America and Sydney here in Australia surpass it Milwaukees claim on my af fections stretches back to that day long ago when at the ripe old age of 21 I went there as a police reporter on the Journal At its core is Milwaukees reten tion of the neighborly point of view through its transition from easygoing small city into a bustling industrial center The old flavor has been preserved Prodigious Tempo Employing the same yardstick Melbournes achievement along this same line would have to be rated even more noteworthy II has moved even further and fast er than its American counterpart Within its span of a mere century or so Melbourne has expanded upward and outward at a prodi gious tempo Though its popula tion and industrial product have multiplied like compound inter est its residents havenever lost concern for their neighbors This fact made itself manifest a few minutes after our plane came to rest on the busy and sizable airport in easy reach of downtown Melbourne We were greeted by the man whose home was to be our home for the ten days of the Olympic games From the time we entered that home in a suburb within easy reach oi the stadium we were made to feel as if we were members of the family Precious Asset At the games on the way to and from the games in our visits to the loop district teeming with people in our contacts with local newspapers and radio the same sincere cordiality revealed itself In my studied judgment this in tangible to which I am referring is about the one most precious asset of a truly great city among the great cities of the world Physically Melbourne is level and sprawling It is laid out in a regular pattern with streets run ning either east and west or north and south In this it is in contrast with Australias other great city Sydney where an ir regular harbor and a rugged ter rain are reflected in streets which are likely to take off in any direc tion Broad Streets Streets in Melbournes loop dis trict dating back to the begin ning of the settlement are gen erally broad and adequate The second generation of planners however werent as forwardlook ing They built narrow streets and gave presentday Melbourne something of a bottleneck For nearly 30 years until the advent of Canberra in Mel bourne was Australias capital Moving the seat of government to a point somewhat midway be tween here and Sydney it can be said was not a Melbourne idea But the development wasnt whol ly barren of benefits It left Mel bourne with a set of government buildings which would be the envy of just about any state or province in the world Thli Paper Two SectionsSection st SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS SECOND SET OF TRIPLETS Mrs Frances Blanken ship 37 an English war bride who came to the TJ S 11 years ago is happy with her second set of triplets a rarity American Medical association officials said records show only one other case of two sets of trip lets born to one mother She is shown holding up three fingers in a Chicago hospital to symbolize the first triplets born May 1 1952 Second set lower weighed 19 pounds 6 ounces Guerrillas Fight in Egypt PORT SAID Egypt W Tension mqunted in this port city Saturday Egyptian guerrillas attacked U N police force patrols and the British Army cracked down on the Arab populace with tough search measures in an effort to find a kidnaped lieutenant Three hand grenades were hurled at a jeep patrol of Nor wegian members of the orce and small arms fire was directed at a Swedish patrol U N officials said There were no casualties but Mai Gen E L M Burns the police force commander pro Companion Colliers to Close Shop NEW YORK Colliers and the Womans Home Companion complete withdrawal of British familiar magazines in millions of ested strongly to Egyptian au thorities in Cairo It was the first such attack here on the sol diers Egyptian guerilla activity in creased as the time neared for and French forces in accord with directives Cairo newspa pers said the withdrawal would e completed Saturday but officials said no definite time could yet be fixed British forces also came under new guerrilla attack One Egyp ian was killed The units wore the blue iclmets of the police force but a British official said there was a possibility they might have been mistaken in the early morning darkness for British or French roops There was speculation the guer illas may be members of the out awed Nationalist Moslem Broth erhood trying to put Egyptian resident Nasser in an embar rassing situation About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and little colder Saturday night low 1014 Partly high near 30 cloudy Sunday owa Snow northwest spreading over state and ending Saturday night Snow accumulating one third inch in a 50mile band from southwest to northeast corners Partly cloudy Sunday Colder Saturday night low zero to 8 above northwest 815 south east to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 23 Minimum Friday night 17 At 8 Saturday 21 Preciptation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum homes for more than half a cen tury will disappear from the American scene next month A company official indicated that a seeming paradox rising circulations offset by increasing publishing costs and dwindling ad vertising revenues signaled the end of the two magazine giants The 15member board of direc tors of CrowellColHer Publishing Co wrote the death notice Friday night by voting to discontinue publication Huge Losses Paul C Smith company presi dent and board chairman said the two magazines with a com bined circulation of near 8Vfe mil lion lost more than this year Affected were some em ployes CrowellCollier discontinued the American magazine last August in an effort to trim its finances The boards primary duty to the stockholders to protect their investment resulted in the deci sion said Smith It CrowellCollier from the magazine field leaving the firm with its profit making book publishing business January Issues Colliers a biweekly general magazine with an announced cir culation of will cease with the Jan 4 issue The Com panion with a circulation of ends publication with the January number Gardner Cowles president of Cowles Magazine simultane ously announced an agreement under which Look magazine will take over the unexpired subscrip tions of Colliers Any subscriber Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night colder southeast Sunday cloudy light snow northwest and west central Lows Saturday night 5 below to 10 above north and 1020 south High Sunday 1525 GlobeGazette data up requesting a cash reifund for the unexpired portion of his Colliers subscription will receive a refund Cowles said CrowellCollier is making ar rangements with other publishers for the fulfillment of unexpired subscriptions to Womans Home Companion Snow Sleet Cover Iowa Highways KOM OUR WISE FKOM OUR WISE SERVICES A combination of snow steet freezing rain and fog made highway travel hazardous over much of Iowa Saturday Conditions appeared to be worst in the extreme southwest where the State Police Radio reported two to five inches of new snow on road surfaces al ready made slick by freezing rain and mist The State Highway Commis sion reported all roads covered with thin ice except in the ex treme northwest The commis sion reported six inches of snow on the ground at Clarinda with the snowfall continuing The Weather Bureau said there was a likelihood of one to three inches of new snow in a 50mile band diagonally across the state from the southwest to the northeast corner of the stare as the snow moved north eastward Freezing rein and drizzle was expected to end in the southeast later in the day Temperature dropped only a few degrees Friday night as low readings ranged from 17 at Mason City to 27 at Burlington Considerably colder weather was expected Saturday night with expected lows ranging from zero to eight above in the northwest and from eight to 15 above in the southeast In other parts of the nation flood waters which inundated several towns in central West Virginia flowed down the Mon ongahela River into southwest ern Pennsylvania but a net work of dams held them in check The Monongahela and its tribu taries which went over their banks in West Virginia Friday began receding in that state Saturday More than 100 fam ilies returned to their homes at Spencer and Weston W Va They had been evacuated fay National Guardsmen The Monongahela unlike most major rivers flows north As the high waters receded in West Virginia they moved up into Pennsylvania But there was no danger of flooding in PennsyU vania Up to onefoot of snow fell in Northern Minnesota and up state New York In New York City five Christmas were injured by an auto and two policemen were run down directing traffic A steet storm wiped out elec tricity in much of Connecticut and more than families were left without heat or com munications No Shift in Gas Tax Seen Legislators Give Opinions By DW1GHT McCORMACK DBS MOINES almost a certainty that the 1957 Legislature will vote to continue the fifth and sixth cents of the state gasoline tax for improvement of primary highways But other answers from the law makers to an Associated Press survey make it appear an open question whether the next session will change the state road use fund allocation to give more money to municipalities or to pri mary roads There is some sentiment among those who participated in the sur vey for transferring the 10 per cent of the sales tax revenue which now goes into the fund back to the state treasury general fund Expire in June Unless the next legislature votes to continue the fifth and sixth cents of tatx they will expire next June 30 The fifth cent is used to hardsurface graveled pri mary roads The sixth cent goes for widening and modernizing pri mary highways and bridges on them Among those organizations which have advocated continuing the fifth and sixth cent of tax are the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Good Roads Assn The Iowa Tax Study Committee and some others have proposed putting the 10 per cent of the sales tax back into the general fund where it used to go so as to pro vide more funds to meet increas ng demands for funds to finance the state government exclusive of roads Herschel Loveless is a Democrat In his successful campaign he criticized the widen ing of primary roads at their iresent locations He said reloca ions might be required before ong He will be working with a RepublicanDominated House and Senate Words of Caution There also havebeen words of caution against proceeding with the present road program in view of the new federal highway plan Eventually it will make fourlane roads of Highways 6 69 and 75 275 in Iowa Off and on there has been pro motion for giving primary high ways a larger percentage of the road use tax fund because they carry a greater percentage of the travel Of the 63 legislators who an swered 43 said they would vote for continuing the fifth and sixth ents of tax 2 said they are op posed 15 did not answer the ques Jon and 3 said they favored re taining the fifth cent only As to increasing the allocation for municipalities 18 said they would agree to that 17 said they wouldnt and 28 declined to state their positions On the matter of boosting the allocation to primary highways 15 were for it 18 against it and 30 passed up the question Two said they definitely favor return ing the 10 per cent of the sales tax to the general fund 1936 CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Mrs Willis Beraiss A member of Energetic Class A FrJeiid V H Club Womans Auxiliary to Local 308 erro Gordo County Industrial Union Council Anonymous 3th Floor Girls at Mercy Hospi tal K B Circle of First Methodist Church Mrs E D Sregory and Susan A friend Osagc Bethlehem Lutheran Aid Clover Belles MI Club Graf ton Class Plymouth Brownie Troop 63 Roosevelt School Mason City Lions Club Friend Local 1107 Communion tlon Workers of America From a icnrous gtver Frome and DovLot SAME DATE19S5404 BUek to pul U THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE s CASH STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS 7 Cheer Fund Donations Hit ITH the Mason City Lions Club sending a check for and many other or ganizations and individuals join ing the proces sion with their contribu tions the total raised for the Ihristmas Cheer Fund Saturday was This means the job of provid ing for the more unfortunate of our families through the admin istration of Family Service Plan Caroling Many Mason Cityans are going to have an opport unity fo give to the Christ mas Cheer Fund to the mu sic of Christmas Carols Sunday night The Junior High School Sunday School class of the First Congrega tional Church of which Rob ert H Shepard and Robert M St Ciair are teach ers are planning to go car oling in behalf of the Cheer Fund Approximately 30 class members are expected to take part in the singing largely in the southeast pert of the city s only onethird completed and that gifts must come at a more rapid tempo in the seven remain ing days in order to reach the goal Good Cause A gift from the Clover Belles 4 H Club of Grafton came with this note We are sending these 2 to the Christmas Cheer Fund be cause we know how bad we would all feel if we didnt get any gifts for Christmas There are 14 irls enrolled in our club who I am sure feel the same We know the money is going to a good We wouldnt know how to ex press the Cheer Fund appeal with any more feeling or with more el oquence With a gift from M R H came this note Never Has Failed Heres my Cheer dollar May you receive many more Merry Rift in NATO Healed Ike Waiting Dulles Report WASHINGTON of State Dulles returned from Paris Saturday to report immediately to President Eisenhower that irogress has been made toward healing the split in the Atlantic alliance caused by the British French attack on Egypt Before leaving Paris Dulles that his separate private alks with British Foreign Secre ary Selwyn Lloyd and French foreign Minister Christian Pineau lad done much to bury if not dissolve entirely the differences existing in our In addition to reporting on whai ne obviously considers to be the success of his diplomacy in Paris Dulles was expected to discuss with the President final prepara tions for Eisenhowers talks with Indian Prime Minister Nehru starting Sunday World Problems The Nehru conversations vti run through Wednesday They ar expected to cover world problem ranging from Red China to Sovie intervention in Hungary and the future of the Suez Canal Reports from Paris quoted Dul es as saying the meeting of the 5nation North Atlantic Treaty Council had marked the turning point in development of the alli ance It was badly shaken last month when Britain and France attacked Egypt and the United States denounced their action The NATO council called for urgent efforts to get the Suez Ca nal operating again it was blocked during the fighting last for final settlement if Middle East problems Apart from reporting on appar ent improvement in Western big hree relations Dulles could tell Eisenhower of two other major developments bearing on the fu ure of the alliance Atomic Weapons The first of these was an agree ment announced at Paris for the United States to supply allied ar mies in Europe with weapons capable of firing atomic explo sives The atomic warheads hemselves will not be furnished Because of a restriction under American law The other NATO development ulles could report was an agree ment by all the 15 member na ions to consult closely in the fu ure on political problems of in erest to the alliance BUDAPEST Hungarian government Saturday expelled wo Western news correspond ents giving them 11 hours to cross the frontier They are Eric Vaha of the Associated Press and Richard Kilian of the London Dai y Express Man 65 ReEnlists in the Air Force MANCHESTER N H Wi Air orce Sgt Roy Baxter 65 Alton vho lost a son in World War II riday reenlisted for a sixyear litch Baxter whoclaims to be he second oldest enlisted service man in the nation explained theres no age limit for enlisted hristmas and Happy New Year o With this type of sentiment the heer Fund appeal cant fail It never has in the 31 years in which t has been a means of bringing lappiness and cheer to literally housands of families We of the GlobeGazette are happy to provide the vehicle whereby these funds are raised t is one of the most satisfying hings we do the year around But ladies and gentlemen the question of whether every family n need shall be helped this Christmas is in your hands Send or bring your gifts to the GlobeGazette offices The ad dress is Christmas Cheer Fund Cere GlobeGexette Mason City lewa EARLY SHOPPING PAYS OFF Craig knew exactly what he wanted when he went to an animal shelter and described a gift he had in mind to poundman Russell Sowers His purchase may not be guaranteed as the sign above indicates but neither dog nor boy seem to care Its a gift sure to please Hungary Expels Two West Newsmen Strikes Continue Waha 32 an Austrian citizen rom Vienna was accused by the iungarian Foreign Minister of eing a labor agitator because he talked to Hungarian workers vho are still striking in defiance jf orders from rosed government Waha had a visa valid until Dec 25 He had been here since Nov 25 Kilian 29 who arrived in Budapest only last Wednesday was told he was being expelled because he had failed to report his presence in Budapest to the police immediately on arrival The two correspondents wera expelled after being released from eight hours detention by Budapest police Both expelled correspondents said they were convinced their efforts to cover the Budapest labor situation the reason for their expulsion State Police Report on Road Conditions DES olice MOINES statef eport on Iowa highway condj ions Saturday noon Des Moines Distirtct Highways 100 per cent ice cov red east and northeast foggy vith visibility Vi to v mile District 2 Osceola Light now north central and southeast ighway 34 salted and wet to icy n spots balance of highways 100 er cent ice covered hills and urves sanded District Oak Moder te to heavy snow southeast and outh central visibility limited y blowing snow highways icy nd covered with f new snow 2 to 5 inches highway salted southwest 2550 per cent ice covered highways 100 per cent ice covered balance of dis trict some salt and sanding District 4 Denison High vays normal south central and ortheast District Cherokee Light ntermittent snow west highways ormal District 6 Spencer Light og visibility Vt mile highways lormal District Humboldt Sleet lorth highways 100 per cent ice overed sanders out northeast vherc highways 100 per cent ice overed light sleet and mist cen tral highways normal southwest District Ma ton High vays ice covered east half of dis out District 10 West Union Freezing mist and fog north vis ibility Vi mile light mist and fog southeast all highways ice cov ered salt crews out in southeast District 11 Vis ibility vi to 34 mile north central highways ice covered but being salted and should be wet to nor mal in a few hours District Tipton Foggy Highways ice covered north cen jtrai visibility about V4 mile high ways wet to 50 per cent ice cov ered southeast being salted vis ibility Vi to one mile District Fdggy east visibility 100 yards highway 34 wet remainder of highways covered with thin coating of ice Chicagoan Killed in 2Car Crash DAVENPORT Jamet V Kurucar 25 Chicago was killed and three other persons injured rict fog extreme east visibility icrma to 500 feet light snow and og north visibility 500 feet high ways normal to ice covered high vays ice covered west late Friday night in a twocar crash on Highway about six miles west of here Authorities said the beadoa occurred on a curve while the highway was slick and District AllUon Foggy vision partly obscured bccauM at lortheast and central visibility log Yv ;