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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Asiociated Press and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One No 61 Conveyed Chous Ideas to Ike Nehru The World Around Us Water Is Precious to Aussies Number 28 EDITORS NOTE It will be irouiia the world in 80 days for our editor unless unrest In certain areas pre cludes air travel This is one In a of reports on hlj experiences By W EARL HALL MELBOURNE Australia In the Australian scale of val lies nothing is more precious than water Its truly the life blood of this continent which in area is almost precisely the siz of the 48 states which make up the United States of America Our American deficiency of moisture sometimes causes con among who till the soil but on comparative basis they have little to worry them More than two and a half times as much rain falls on the average cern those acre in the W EARL HALL United States as on the average acre in Aus tralia The variation of precipitation here is almost beyond belief In one section up in northeastern Australia the annual moisture often exceeds 180 inches a year In Sydney it approximates 50 inches Here in Melbourne its just under 25 inches Thats slightly less than the normal pre cipitation in Iowa Illinois Mis souri and Wisconsin Desert Area If you exclude a 200mile rim around the edge of this island continent you have a vast ex panse of land with 10 inches or less of rain each year That means actual desert or land so short of vegetation as to be high ly marginal for sheepraising or other agricultural purposes What Australia most needs of course is some mountains of just the right height and location to condense and precipitate the moisture which obviously fills the air over its vast expanse But that need isnt about to be supplied So the Aussies are turn ing to other approaches to their problem some of them ingeni ous to the point of being fantas tic Sea Water One proposal being toyed with is to flood a large section of in land territory with sea water The assumption is that evapora tion from such a body of water would be reflected in rains Some however have called attention to the fact that the Sahara desert is rather close to the Mediter ranean sea The plan obviously doesnt work there CHEER FLND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Jessie and Herman Knudsnn Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sig ma Candl Laine Peper Mrs C E A friend From Lark From a GlobeGazette newsroom Myers Beauty Parlor Doiinie Wlckwire Troop 50 McKinley School sec ond graders Sam Raizes Department Store A friend Jeanne Kay Mr and Mrs Larry Ritter Harbors Lucal No Mason City Police Department Unit No IK Mrs H Paulson Betty Walk Graflvn Amy and Lon Farmer Opticians Anonymous Ralph Sally Mason City Lodge No i 00 Suggests Nasser Ike Talk Sen Flanders Offers Plan By JACK BELL WASHINGTON ffi Sen Flan ders RVt proposed Wednesday that President Eisenhower invite Egypts President Nasser to a conference here as a move tow ard a Middle East settlement Flanders made the proposal in interview as other senators 1 i 00 THE DAYS TOTAL TOTA1 TO DATE S CASH STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS LEFT 4 Giving Is Theme of Cheer Fund an disagreed onthe advisability of inviting Yugoslavias Marshal Tito to come to Washington Secretary of State Dulles said Tuesday a visit by Tito to the United States might serve a use ful purpose He said Eisenhower is considering the idea From other sources it was learned that Tito has reacted favorably to U S feelers Long Step Flanders said he thinks Eisen hower night be able to help the warld take a long step toward peace if he would follow up his conferences with Indias Prime Minister Nehru by talking face toface with both Tito and Nasser In Cairo a wellinformed Egyp tian source said President Nasser would meet with President Eisen hower in Washington if invited Flanders said he wasnt propos ing that Eisenhower act independ ently of the British and French who say Nasser brought on the Middle East crisis by seizing th Reports on 2Day Parley Indian Leader Talks to Press WASHINGTON W Indian Prime Minister Nehru said Wednesday he had given the thinking of Red Chinese Pro mier Chou Enlai to President Ei senhower including the Red view that it is time for the United States to make a friendly move AP Wire photo Min ister Nehru of India takes a swig of fruit punch at a recep tion given in his honor at the Indian embassy in Washington Indian ambassador to the U S G L Mehta was host to tha affair which attracted hundreds fleeted in IVING in order that those less fortunate than ourselves may have a happier Christmas is the dominant theme of the Christmas Cheer F u n d We see this thought re gifts that keep coming from persons in all walks of life and even from more dis tant places From our friends Jessie and Herman Knudson in Mountain Home came a check with this note We want to be counted in on the Christmas Cheer Fund as Mr and Mrs Larry Ritter Suez Canal Flanders said U allies ought to be consulted anc it should be made plain that th President was seeking only a set tlement and was not endorsing Nassers policies Up to Ike Sen Sparkman DAla said it a separate interview any sucl move is up to Eisenhower I think President Eisenhowe has an extraordinary opportunity at this time to better internation al Sparkman said must say I think our handling o foreign affairs has improved sine he took charge of them person toward Communist China j Nehru told a 45minute news j conference that his talks with Ei isenhower here had shown him Ithat United States policy is not ot Washington dignitaries las rigid as 1 had Hej indicated this might apply to the attitude toward Red China jbut said he could not say speeif AP Wivcphoto above the Goldblatt TWO MILLION DOLLARS UP IN SMOKE Smoke billows above the Goldblatt Bros department store in Chicago during a fire which levelled the building and ranserl an estimated million damage Some people including and Nehru also said he thinks Ihej United States and Russia are notj far apart on problems of how to establish a world wide disarmal caused an estimated million damage Some people ineiuaniy employes ami system The great difficulty the Glaus iled the building during the height ot the business between them he said is a lack rush Tuesdav afternoon jof confidence and the most ur gent need is for measures to cre ate confidence 200 Reporters The news conference at the Nixon Reaches Austria for DP Situation Study 4 Held in Theft of Oil Maps NEW YORK FBI has arrested four men here in con nection with the alleged theft of oil exploration maps tional Press Club drew some a reporters Responding in rapidfire man ner to dozens of questions Nehru asserted that he thinks the changes which have occurred in the Soviet Union since Statin PROM OUR WIRE SERVICES President Nixon arrived in Vienna by plane Wed nesday for a threeday study of the urgent refugee problem cre ated by the Hungarian revolt Nixon is bearing a message from President Eisenhower ex Woman Killed in Iowa City Crash IOWA CITY motherwas killed and the two daughters she as he stepped from the plane by pressing thanks to Austria for helping fugitives from Soviet op pression Murky weather prevailed as his plane touched down at Viennas Schwechat Airport Austrias Foreign Minister Leo pold Figl and Vice Chancellor Adolf Schaerf who had waited more than an hour at the airport for Nixon greeted him as lie stepped from the plane With them was U S ambassador to Vienna Llewellyn E Thompson The vice president was cheered was driving to school were in jured when a car and semitrailer collided Wednesday on icy high way No 6 three miles east of Iowa City Mrs George Donham of near Iowa City driver of the car was killed Her daughter Naomi 22 a However Sen McClellan University of Iowa junior Clear Lake sent a contribution in memory of Larry Dean Rit Name Suggested Another donor suggested the name of a family with five chil Idren that will need help this Christmas The information was Ark said that unless there is some specific gain to be made that I dont know anything about I would be wholly opposed to hav ing him Tito come was hospitalized with a fractured skull Another daughter Joyce 19 senior at Iowa City High School suffered a concussion All three were thrown from the car a group of 72 Hungarian refugees who were waiting for a plane to take them to Camp Kilmer An honor guard of the new Aus trian army presented arms while an army band played the Stars and Nixon reviewed the guard of honor Austrian officials hoped Nixons visit would bring a U S offer of financial aid and perhaps an offer to accept still more of the i J u r m wnwn Another plan passed on tQ Bruce execu tive secretary of Family Service which administers the fund and also serves as a clearing uouse for Christmas baskets It must be definitely under stood that the Christmas Cheer Fund has no solicitors and that contributions are all voluntary We want to caution residents of the city against possible licitation by unauthorized dividuals who may be taking ad vantage of the generous im pulses of the season Four Days to Go With only four days to go it is needless to say that the tempo of giving must be increased if we are toraise the goal required to reach those who must be helped the national parliament was to construct some huge pipes across to the nearby island of New Guinea and tap some of that islands excess of moisture The idea however didnt receive much encouragement Still another plan is to reverse or divert the flow of some of the rivers and utilize most of the water which now flows to sea unused A variation of this ap proach interestingly enough is being applied in one section of Australia and more projects of like nature are in prospect 12Mile Tunnel At a point midway between Melbourne and Australia the flow of an entire watershed presently is in the process of be so in ing reversed to provide power Contributions will be accepted and irrigation to a country thirs ty for both Deep inside the Snowy Mountains Australias Alps a 12 mile tunnel is being blasted out of solid rock under another river in one case My host during my stay in Melbourne G Vernon Lawrence is the administrative head of the voluntary association which for years has plugged for this proj ect and for others designed to make the best possible use of Australias limited water re source The background informa tion Ive had from him is so ip to 2 p m Monday By that ime the goal must be reached if we are to maintain he record established over the years In 31 years the Christmas heer Fund has never failed to reach its goal Send or bring your gifts to the GlobeGazette offices The address is Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa interesting and extensive that Ive decided to devote another piece to this subject with spe cial attention to the Snowy Moun tain project and the vast Murray River system of which it will be come part refugees arriving from Hungary at the rate of a clay Nixon told the airport throng During my stay lucre 1 hope to obtain first hand information a government attorney says are worth The maps federal authorities said were stolen from the Pitts burgh offices of the Gulf Oil Corp by an employe they said wanted seU themto pa off are fundamental and the post debts to Ncw Yorj Stalinist policy cannot be from from the the refugees Austrian themselves authorities sup1 Tne Tuesday followed a on the offices of the from the officials of many gov ernmental and private organiza tions from all over the free world who are engaged in relief work here as well as from our own American officials and represen Nixon praised the manner in which the Austrians had taken in nearly refugees since Oct 28 describing it as selfless He said President Eisenhower and the American people were filled with More than Hungarians braved Communist border fire to seek haven in Austria and 000 still are being cared for there The United States has agreed to take in an8 the President hopes the figure can be increased Extraordinary security p r e cautions w ere being taken to protect Nixon during his three clay tour More than 500 detec tives were assigned to guard him He said he doubted that Corp in the Bronx FBI Communist country could saicl they many become a parliamentary the oil companys geological racy like the United States seismographic maps at the India but he said that he thought offices of the carpet firm other forms of democracy which would express the popular will will almost inevitably take j of transporting stolen property across state lines was Nehru expressed hope that lOjodie Richard Seagraves 70 well Americans still held in Comimijknown Texas oil and natural Oil Promoter Among the four arrested on nisi China will be released but he said it would be embarrass ing to talk about the problem of these Americans in any detail since the matter was one for an other government and that what he could say about it might not be true Second Meeting But in reference to Red Chinas Chou Enlai who completed a trip to India just before Nehru came here the Indian statesman promoter Seagraves denied any connection with the alleged theft of the oil maps Also arrested was Emanuel Lester 32 already in jail await ing sentence for trying to extort more than half a million dollars from the late financial manipu lator Sege Rubinstein Federal officials said Seagraves was a former partner of Rubinstein in the early 19IOs The officials said the two Rubinstein connections said obviously we have disvvcre coincidental as far as they cussed this with him and will disj cuss it with him j Nehru has a date to have a seei Others Seized The others seized were John ond meeting with Chou Enlai at Marvin Leivia 34 Orange New Delhi on Dec 30 Among other observations by I the Bronx listed as president of the Indian leader were these Tackless and identified as Les LeClaire Man Dies of Crash Security forces were alerted 1 I imagine that the people lols brother DAVEN1 OKI misseii PUCKI provinces he will the Soviet Union are not very ln Pittsburgh eft 21 LeClaire died here Wcdj nesday of injuries suffered in an auto accident on Highway ti7 and Edward Lieberman 30 of on jnorth of LeClaire Tuesday Puckett who was alone in his car had suffered a fractured right leg and back injuries when his auto failed to make a curve and overturned All About Cripple Admits He Set Fire to His Home and Neighbors SIOUX CITY 51yearold man who is crippled and confined to a wheel chair has admitted of ficers say that he started a fire Attorney happy about events in Malcolm Anderson said a Gulf 2 We are anxious of there got deeply in that teps be taken to reopen thedebt whiU gambling with New Canal subject always to the sovereignty of Egypt We dont steps that will harm that sovereignty in any Peace to Prevail In response to a question he said he thinks the Suez Canal York racketeers and took a few of the maps to square Anderson said the information contained in the stolen maps was worth millions to the com pany Anderson said New York rack should be open to all ships of allletecrs soon realized the trcmen which damaged two frame houses Idous value of the maps and here A reporter alluded to Nehrus pressed the employe lo steal more Anderson said no Gulf employe has been arrested An Capt Philip Kcmmish of thejradioTV broadcast Tuesday night ire departments prevention 1m1 in which the Indian leader ex Mason chang Thursday ni The Weather City Mostly fair with littleireai1 said Elmer Williams had adpressed confidence that tne has evidence in temperature through imiUcd Tuesday that lie threw will prevail although saying theithar a portion of the maps nursdav Low WednesdayjPaPcr kindling and kerosene intojdangcr of war is not uere offeree for sale for 1722 Thursehiv 3640 tilc narrow space between the two He noted also that Nehru had OCH Another set of three maps tt then ignited it by throwspoken of India as standin Iowa Decreasing cloudiness casljing lighted mattlies from of the human spirit audiNei Wednesday night warmer lowjhe sat in his hftme how the Prime in 20s Thursday mostly fairj The fire caused damage estireconciled this pronouncement and mild mated at to Williams home with Indias refusal to condemn ly was offered for ither of ho sales was coiu tcd however authorities said fei OFF TO ALASKA HOLLYWOOD Hope and a big troupe including Carol Morris the Ottumwa Iowa Miss left Wednesday forj Alaska on the comedians Christmas trip to entertain troops The troupe will return home by Dec 25 HOPES AND WISHES Universal among all boys and girls is the wish and the hope that Christmas will bring them toys to play with These two gazing in the show window of a Mason City store reflect this senti ment It be a sad Christmas indeed for those who fail to find something from Santa on Christmas morn ing It is for thesp that the Christmas Cheer Fund is sponsored The fund provides an opportunity for every YEAR AGO one to share with those who otherwise might not be Maximum remembered Minimum FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Wednesday night through next Monday will average 4 to 8 de grees above normal Only mi nor daily temperature changes are expected with mild and gen erally dry weather and no pre cipitation of consequence indi cated Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Normal north to 16 south Minnesota Fair and mild and the residence of Charles Ray next door Firemen said the two Russias action in Hungary U is not a question of con lows houses were about equally damidomning Nehru aged i plied Officers said Williams gave them a long rambling statement that was difficult to follow They said Williams accused his neigh bors of picking on Wil taken to a hospital GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday At 8 a m Wednesday SAME American Professor Defects to Russia MOSCOW UP A former American mathematics and geog raphy professor who defected lo the Soviet Uni9n last week said Wednesday he left the United States because there were great er opportunties for research in his fidd in Russia Prof Oreste S M acker 47 of St Louis University and his wife renounced their U S citizenship1 in a letter lo the American em bassy in Stockholm last They then flew lo Moscow YULE MESSAGE VATICAN CITY UP Pope rePius XII will deliver his annual iChrislmas message at 11 4 CST Dec 23 one day earlier than usual V a t i c a n sources said Wednesday SHOPPING OAyS TO CHRISTMAS ;