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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Doily Newspaper for th MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY STORES Open Thurs Nights Dec 20212223 Until 9 Oclock VOL LXI Presi United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 20 JhU Paper Consists ot Two No 41 One Mans Opinion A Ctmmtntary ly W EARL HALL Editor Floridas Famed Singing Tower I suppose I could find a subjed more Christmasy than the fa mous Bok Singing Tower in Moun tain Lake Sanctuary Florida but I cant think of a more wholly pleas ant topic And I speak as one who has had first hand contact with that subject within the month Perhaps I should start out bj clearing away two rather wide spread misconceptions with resped to this fabulous spot in inland stem from the name Mountain Lake When you see the word moun you naturally think of some really high place But ascribing height to this beauty spot amid semitropical surroundings calls a bit of imagination on the part of the person doing the ascribing Its true of course that the site of the Bok Singing Tower in Moun tain Lake Sanctuary is the high est elevation to in Flor ida But it wouldnt be even a good sized hill in Iowa or Illinois or most other states Its elevation above sealevel is 425 feet and that isnt as high I believe as the lowest elevation to be found in Iowa Illinois or any other of our upper Mississippi Valley states Not Primarilyfor Birds Now the other misconception generally held concerning Moun tain Lake Sanctuary is that it was designed primarily for bird life That isnt correct Its ifcorrect Bird life abounds in the sanctuary much of the year but its more or less incidental to other consid erations The whole project as Edward W editor for many years of Ladies Home Journal observed was born of an idea and an ideal implanted in his mind and character by his grandmoth er Her admonition was this Wherever your lives may be cast make yon the world abit bet ter or more beautiful because you have lived in Mr Bok added is the basis upon which the Sanctuary and the Tower More specificallythe inspiration for the Sanctuary and Tower grew out of the example of another an cestor who in Mr Boks words a grim desert island in the North Sea 10 miles from the Netherlands mainland into a bow er of green verdure and trees to which came the birds which made the island Draw on Ancient Pot But and this thought is empha sized in all the literature having to do with Mountain Lake Sanc tuary and the Singing Tower the underlying purpose was to create the most nearly perfect conditions possible for human meditation The wish togive fullest expression to the spirit of Sanctuary was the guiding force behind the project Such a place set apart from hu man strife offers through natures healing beauty and the music of the carillon a renewing of the zest for living and loving in a world btlset by noise and confusion It is this which distinguishes Mountain Lake from a public park As the Edward Bok idea was be ing transmuted from dream stuff into reality he and those associ ated with him in the enterprise thumbed back into history to the Egyptian Greek and Roman modes of expressing the general idea of Sanctuary In the middle ages it was the Church that perpetuated the idea and ideal The modem outdoor Sanctuary it seems was first established in early Britain by the Druids Those woodland worshipers also held as sacred plant and animal life and to conserved many valuable species which otherwise might have been lost It was because they gave pro tection to bds that the word sanctuary has become so much linked with bird conservation in America IT ImUww Theres a legend that Seminole Indians once converted the area about Mountain Lake to sanctuary uses with tribal fires appropri dances and the like But wheth er this be well founded or not fact remains that the Bok Sing ttf Tower is situated ia surround faft calculated to make man raise eyes and his thoughts to the higher things of life Sanctuary has an area of Except for original pines practically all itr planting has been fatrodoMd 1K3 Such vege tation includes a thousand large Irn acaleas a hwv AvJ fabal palms 3M magnolias y BOK bis commen tary reprinted in this issue the GlobeGazettes editor observes that the lofty structure is as beautiful in the reflection pool as in reality Theres at least a sug gestion of that beauty in this en graving Sheppord Case Jury Still Out BULLETIN CLEVELAND Ohio trial judgt attor neys for both sidos to conftr with him at 3 M o n d i y on whether to inquire of the jury if it is miking any progress toward a verdict CLEVELAND Ohio men and five women Monday went into their fourth day of lifeor death deliberation on the fate of Dr Samuel H Shcppard Common pleas Judge Edward Blythin believed that if the wife murder trial jury ever comes to a decision this will be the day for it The jury entered the jury room at five minutes ahead of the time set for them by Judge Blythin They were serious and un talkative as they arrived at the Criminal Courts Building after a a downtown hotel They filed into the clerks office on the first floor to get paid but the payroll wasnt ready A jurors pay rate is S5 a When the payroll was found to be unready a wag in the hall re marked theyre not going to pay them until they reach a The jurors returned from their hour luncheon recess at Judge Blythin beforethe jury ar rived said I have a notion that well hear from them Dr Samuel H Sheppard the de fendant accused of slaying his pregnant become more fidgety each appearance in cpurt His brothers and attorneys have found it necessary to speak words of encouragement to him A flat guilty verdict would send him to the electric chair Young Demo Chief Wants Mores Post i Neal Smith Raps Six Successive Losses at Polls DES MOINES The national president of the Young Democratic Clubs of America says Jake More should resign as Iowa Democratic ihairman t Neal E Smith Des Moines in a letter to members of the Demo cratic State Central Committee said Sunday that More unfortu nately is identified with a perfect record of six successive and that Iowa Democrats are in a rut and need a lot new At his home in Harlan Chairman More commented he was glad to see folks such as Mr Smith becom ing interested in the Democratic No Quarrel More added Where was Neal Smith during the recent campaign I dont know of any one contribution he made to the Democratic cause If the state committee wants him as a mem ber or as state chairman the com mittee members will have no quar rel with me The letter r also assailed Clyde E Serfing the 1954 Democratic nom inee for governor Smiths said he is entitled to the place on the State Central Committee now held by The Democrats havent won a state election in Iowa since and havent elected a national rep resentative in Congress since 1940 In addition Sen M Gfllette elected on the Democratic ticket in L948 was defeated last November jr Rep Thomas Martin Republi can for the U S Senate as GOP candidates made a clean sweep of Congress Settle Smith president of the Young Democrats since last year and Herring summer over which should become 5th Dis trict committeeman The district caucus decided that Herring should mid the post until the Nov 2 elec tion after which he should resign and Smith would take the post Herring did resign but the State Central Committee promptly re elected him to the vacancy Smiths letter contends he auto matically became a member of the committee when Herring re signed and there was no vacancy for the committee to fill I am verybappy to be mem ber of the State Central Committee and am very desirous of working with you and everyone to help us out of nit we are In on Mate wide letter said JAKE MORE Plan to Raise Sunken Plane NEW YORK crews planned to raise Monday the wreckage of an Italian airliner that crashed into Jamaica Bay Satur day Twentysix persons died In the wreck j u s t as their flight from Rome to New York was about to end Six others survived the crackup near Idlewfld Airport Investigators said the plane ap parently struck the end of a foot pier with its tail as it ap proached the airport through rain and mist Officials said the pilot who had missed thre e earlier radarguided approaches to the field was warned he was coming in too low Unemployed Youth Admits Bludgeon Slaying of Mother BRINKLEY Ark URA gangling Alabama youth early Sunday told police and newsmen that he clubbed to death Mrs Milton Pul ler after hunger and strange sex urges impelled him to creep into the Brinkley borne of the viva cious woman Billy Ray Willinfham a Ityear old unemployed factory worker from Florence related a chil ling story of murder at a weird postmidnight news conference in City Hall His statement came just seven days after cold rainy morning when the mother was found dying ia her home PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Volleyball Sideline Coicb S Geneseo Homematars Composing Room Employes WHke 15 Frink McCahtm Gerry Tina Tony Bobby Floret Mark t Dour In Memory of Idellya Ann Olson Letter Carriers Aui No SOI Skeeter Gasaway i Steamfltters Jennie Irlianne Brian i Jolly Workers Club Klemme Burton Bannerettes Grafton Sande The Uerman M Knudsons Clear Elmer and Mrs I H Furlelprh t Alice Mrs Georfe Finson Builders Class First Methodist St James Lutheran Confirmation Classes VH Club Jay Stlts Coon Riplds Ia Western Fraternal Bohemian As 24it Elrownle Troop No Communication Workers of America Local 7107 CIO1 Tele ClausenWarden Unit 101 Ameri can Legion Auxiliary VIM Patricia Marvick Seventh Grade Boya Class Con frefntfonal Sunday School From DeckerEmployes Green Meat Bonlnf and Curlnfi Viskinf Bonlnr and Canned Ham Boning Canned Meat THE DATS TOTAL TO CASH STILL NEEDED Four Days to Raise OW ITS JUST QUESTION OF TIME In the four days be fore Friday the formal close o our 1954 Christ mas Cheer Fund solicita tion a total o mus i be raised That is more than in the 29 years has been added iince the annual venture was aunched But that isnt to suggest even to it cant be done It isnt even necessary to say hat the answer rests with you Why Not You Among numerous groups of workers a so licitation for the mas Cheer Fund is now under way How about the place where YOU work If the ball isnt already rolling why dont YOU start it and your neighbor If those who savent yet given do so at once he cash goal will be reached If you wec ust rather not talk about that Either bring your contribution o the GlobeGazette office or mail t to ChMf Meten City U All About The Weather City Warming trend Partly cloudy warmer Somewhat warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to ft Mon day Maximum Minimum At f YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum New Budget for Indochina Approved MendesFrance Wins New Confidence Vote 3 More Road Deaths Push Toll to 618 State Within Seven of AllTime Mark Bf The Aisnclxlti frttf Three more deaths over the weekend pushed Iowas 1954 mo tor vehicle death toll to within seven of the alltime record for one year The deaths of Miss Ruth Tons feldt 22 Fort Dodge Mrs Jacob Fischer 74 Rockwell City and Mrs George Taylor 24 Marengo pushed the slates toll to CIS only one below the figure for all of 1953 The alltime high for the state was 625 set in 1952 Car Overturned Miss Tonsfeldt was killed early Sunday when a car driven by her brother Virgie went out of con trol and overturned on a county road five miles north of Ogdcn Mrs Fischer died Sunday morn ing in a Lake City hospital of in juries suffered Tuesday in a two car collusion on Highway 21 sev en miles west of Rockwell City It was the second death result ing from the accident Mrs Fisch ers husband ll had died Friday of injuries suffered in the crash Mrs Taylor died atan Iowa City hospital early Monday of injuries suffered Sunday morning in the headon collision of the Taylor car and a new Greyhound bus Skidded on Ice Authorities said the accident oc curred when the doubledecker bus skidded on icy pavement four miles east of Marengo on 6 The bus was being taken from Davenport to Omaha arid was not carrying passengers The bus driv er was unhurt The Taylors had just left Mar engo to drive to Peoria where Taylor had been called back to work at the Caterpillar tractor plant He had come to Marengo to work at the Amana Refriger ator Co plant Taylor 24 and daughter Dcbor ah 2 were hospitalized at Mar engo They were reported in good condition Monday SAME Black flag death to past II AP Wlrephoto SANTA VISITS KOREAN lifts little Pak Jin Kyu of the Kyung Buk Orphanage at Taegu Korea as he hands him a stocking full of candy fruit and nuts during a Christmas party held by Army person nel The tots also received winter clothing from donors in the United Million Needed in New Schools by 59 DES MOINES needs more than 132 miHion dollars worth of new public school facilities by September 1959 the State Depart ment of Public Instruction said Monday A report on the second phase of a school needs survey by A B department supervisor 01 planning facilities showed 1 Within the next five years public school districts should pro vide to finance con struction of classrooms to ac I Ifi Vain IU L DV in Brothers Hands Mary Cornwall 10 daughter of Mr and Mrs Cy Corn wall is reported recovering satis factorily at University Hospitals at Iowa City after being shot near the eye by a brother while at play Saturday The bullet entered near the eye and penetrated back of the car where it lodged Surgery was per formed Saturday night Fragments had penetrated to the brain but it is believed she will recover Her brother Richard 14 had been out hunting with the rifle in the morning came home and ne glected to unload the gun which he placed on the shelf near a gun which had been used by the chil dren for play Alan 7 took the gun down think ing it was the play gun Dulles Back in Capital After Good Meeting on NATO Pact WASHINGTON of State Dulles arrived back in Wash ington Monday from the North At lantic Treaty Council meeting at Paris which he said had made very important decisions unani mously and in good spirit With Dulles aboard a Military Air Transport Service Constella tion were Secretary of the Treas ury Humphrey and Foreign Aid Chief Harold Stasseri Dulles called the council session a good The council session was called primarily to review the NATO de fense buildup during the past six months Its was to include nuclear weapons in West ern European defense although the 14 NATO nations reserved responsibility for putting such plans into action The council also affirmed United Nations efforts toward disarma ment with control of arms produc tion agreed that Soviet policy and power still posed a threat to the West and applauded economic progress of the Western Allies commodale pupils 2 A total of should be spent by high school districts to provide classrooms for pupils 3 Rural districts need to spend to provide 52 classrooms for pupils Grimes said the current survey covered 822 high school districts which is all of them in the state except 18 The survey also coverec the rural districts in opera tion at the end of the last school year Twenty eight counties listed needs costing more than one mil lion dollars each These includec Polk with a need for in new facilities Linn Scott Pottawattamie Clinton 8 9 9 Woodbury and Cerro Gordo Between July 1 1952 and June 30 1954 classrooms were provided including in high school districts of an increase in population a shift in population school reorgani zations and the closing of some rural and small high schools the need increased Grimes related Other North Iowa counties anc their needs in dollars by Septem ber 1959 are as follows Butler Chickasaw no Emmet Fayctte Floyd Franklin Hancock Kos suth Mitchell Winnebago Winneshiek Worth and Wright Russ Threaten to Junk British Pact MOSCOW Ml Russia Monday threatened to scrap the BritishSoviet mutual assistance treaty if the Paris agreements to rearm West Germany are ratified This warning was in a note handed to British Ambassador Sir William Hayter by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko at the Foreign Ministry The text of the note was not immediately avail able but it was understood to be similar to a note given France last Thursday threatening abrogation of the FrenchSoviet treaty Ambassador Hayter returned to his post here m Saturday after several weeks in and Lon don for coMuItations After last weeks Soviet warning to France that the Kremlin planned to scrap the FrenchSoviet treaty if the Paris agreements are ratified there was a question in Western diplomatic circles in Moscow about when the British would get their notice Some diplomats observed the Russians should be consistent and denounced their pact with Brit ain in view of the fact that the British Iouse of Commons had already approved the rearming of West Germany This was made even more emphatic in Moscow after French Premier PienreMendes France re marked on the inconsistency in t radio broadcast Saturday Bight Opens Way for Discussion on German Arms Staked Destiny on Assembly Balloting PAHIS UP Premier MendesFrance won a dramatic allornothing voteof confidence from the French National As sembly Monday and the Assembly plunged immediately into debate over rearmament of West Germany The unofficial count gave him victory by a vote of 310472 MendcsFrance had staked his own destiny and indirectly that of the whole of Western Europe on the outcome of the confidence lest It came on approval of his new budget for Indochina He had suf fered a stunning upset on the same issue Friday night in the midst of vital NATO and Big Three conferences Way for Debato The hardhitting milkdrinking premier squeaked through that crisis after an allnight battle in which he won by 2 votes a deci sion to study the budget again Monday he rammed it through opening the way immediate debate on what will be Frances most important decision since the end of World War II The reluctant Assembly which last Aug 30 killed the European Defense Community ejc pected to approve by a narrow margin the new plan hammered out at London and Paris Jorearm the West Germans and admit a sovereign West Germany to the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion Britain already has ratified the agreement to put West Ger mans into uniform under NATO but France remains the key Need French Support Failure of the French to ratify the London and Paris agreements virtually would end hopes for a unified West Germany But Mondays vote was believed to pave the way for victory on that issue also despite frantic Russian efforts to prevent it The reluctant Assembly accepted an Indochina budget of 450 practically identical with the one it upset Friday night The Catholic Popular Republican Party bitterest political emy of MendesFrance dfWted to abstain from the voting on the budget rather than vote against him and bring down his govern ment MendesFrance in a desperate fight for political survival attacked hisenemies for losing Indochina through eight years of Drinking milk as he spoke the stocky premier lashed into the MRP with such bluntness the members sputtered with anger They asked for a recess and took to abstain The MRP has 86 enough to unseat him if it voted against the premier Fete to Mark End of Dubuque Bridge Toll DUBUQUE celebration markingthe end of toll charges on the Julien Dubuque bridge across the Mississippi River will be held Dec 27 The bridge carries traffic be tween Dubuque and East Du buque III Officials said a 35foot ribbon will be cut to permit first car to cross the bridge tollfree PAVi IffT ;