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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 97 THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS s Associated Press and United Presi Internationa Full Lease Wires 7c a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 23 1958 HOME EDITION Iapnr o 1wo Opinions Differ on Budget Demos Wary of Cuts WASHINGTON wi President Eisenhowers plan for 77billioh dollar balanced budget next year was described Tuesday by Demo crats as unrealistic but Republi cans called it a welcome Christ inas present to the taxpayers Eisenhowers announcement of his budget plans unprecedented in advance of the opening of Con gress said defense spending would be higher and other expen ditures consistent with the pub lic interest without any general increase in taxes His approximate V7billiondol lar spending figure would be two billions below this years esti mated total At that level a 12billiondollar defi cit is expected this year partly because the recession cut ex pected federal revenues EISENHOWER originally forecast a 500milliondollar sur plus for this year based on lower spending higher revenues and a postal rate increase higher than that Congress later provided Without giving details Eisen hower said reductions in total spending will be achieved in part by reason of the ending of tem porary programs in agriculture unemployment insurance and Due to expire next year are part of the soil bank program and a recessionborn program of ex tended unemployment compensa tion benefits Although no general tax in crease is to be asked Eisenhower without giving der his budget will request higher postal rates and gasoline taxes and some new user charges for government services CHAIRMAN Clarence Cannon whfrse house appropria tions committee will have first crack at Eisenhowers appropria tions requests said he is gratified at the plan for a balanced budget but 1 am quite dubious about it I dont see how he is going to get the extra Sen A S Mike Okla said the announcement seemed to him to include more wishful thinking than any realis tic approach to budgetary prob lems Sen Mike Mansfield assistant Senate Democratic lead er commented that I cant see a gas tax increase as being in the cards and said Eisenhower will have trouble too in getting Congress to vote another increase in postal rates Republican leaders rushed out statements welcoming Eisenhow ers budgetbalancing plans but said nothing about spending cuts or higher taxes Bulletin ONETHIRD OF U S FLEET ON GROUND Another Holiday With Airlines Struck IIV THE ASSOCIATED IRKSS A preChrislmas settlement of paralyzing strikes against American and Eastern Airlines appeared beyond reach Tuesday normally one of the busiest days of the year for the grounded lines Efforts of National Mediation Hoard officials in Monday brought no immediate plans for a resumption of contract negotiations between American and the striking Air Linn Pilots Assn The board reportedly sent telegrams to both sides suggesting new bargaining procedures Mediation Board Chairman Lcvurcll Edwardstsaid talks might begin again in a few days There was no Development in the stalemate between Eastern and its mechanics and flight engineers An Eastern spokesman said todays booking for canceled flights had numbered about in the lines history American estimated it would have carried about pas sengers Tuesday and Wednesday American estimated its daily less at a million dollars since the pilots walked out last Friday Eastern has been grounded since Nov 21 Nonstruck airlines buses and railroads expanded facilities lo fill the gap in the crush of holiday traffic IMS laid off most of its employes American plans to put its employes on emergency leave without pay after Jan 4 if the strike continues The two strikes have grounded almost 400 planes about third of the commercial airliners The strikes were aking a heavy toll on Floridas winter tourist trade Business losses in Miami alone were estimated at six mil lion dollars a week Eastern had been expected to carry about passengers into Miami over the holidays Wages and the requirements of the jet age lay at the heart of the strikes 200 Injured in Blast LASTMINUTE CRUNCH I S H 0 P you were in this mob in Petti coat Lane Londons famous market and someone stepped on your foot youd have a dickens of a time pinpointing the cul AP Pholofax prit The most widely known of Londons open air market and which operates only on Sunday mornings is jammed as last minute shoppers complete their Christ mas lists HE WENT TO BED IN 1916 and He Never Got Up HAML1N W Va WlrGeorge Lacy a man of the mountains who went to bed in 1916 and nevir got up was buried Tues day Why did he spend the last 42 of his 71 years in bed Nobody knows for sure A neighbor said George got mad over sale of a pet A sister blames the meas les Farmer Cal Escue who lives in the remote Ezekiel Branch section of Lincoln County near the Lacys said George threat ened to go to bed if his father AUSTIN Minn UPI A raging fire Tuesday destroyed the threestory 35room Grand Hotel here The hotel built in 1879 was the citys oldest AM the guests escaped unharmed Little Hope for White Christmas Prospects were not too bright Tuesday for a white Christmas The Weather Bureau said there is no snowfall in sight Indications are lhat temperatures will remain above normal The mercury soared o 57 de grees at DCS Moines and Council Bluffs Monday afternoon Mason Cily had a balmy 41 Atlas Passes All of Its Radio Tests WASHINGTON UPI Scien listsexpressed conviction Tues day that their radio con tacts with the giant Atlas satellite have demonstrated the reliability of a communications relay station in outer space As the fourton Air Force mis sile began its fifth day in orbit around the globe the Defense De partment said further tests of the earth to space circuit were planned On the basis of tests already successfully conducted the dej partmcnt said that tho reliabil ity of such transmissions when sold a pet calf His father sold if So George went to bed Georges sister see it thatway She said George was a big stout fellow before the whole family came down with the measles one year He followed those ridges and made a regular path up and down them hunting He loved to hunt possum squirrel and coon He was strong as a young bull and never sick or poorly They put us to bed but we all got is all ex GEORGE LACY Nice Rest the satellite is within range is be ADDITIONAL experiments with the 85foot Atlas in the remaining 15 days of its life expectancy are expected lo pave the way for 2 Arrested or Check Charges j CRESCO Minnesota mcr were being held in jail here in lieu of bond Tuesday on charges filed in connection with a bad check operation in Iowa launching even larger more slrumentcd satellites f In a test Monday an Army en gineer on the East Coast placed a long distance telephone call to the satellite 800 miles abovs the Pacific and made connections The engineer Thomas G Wol slcncroft talked to the satellite the Army Signal Corps in Minnesota and Missouri They were identified as Rober Nelson 21 Blue Earth Minn and Williai Wells Minn men were arrested Satur day night after authorities sai the two had attempted to pass check for at a Lira Springs store INFANT FOUND DEAD WAUKON Gerald Josep Dougherty infant son of Mr and Mrs Joe Dougherty of Waukon cept George He couldnt get up He lost his talk too A lot of people thought he was just act ing contrary like but 1 knew better stayed In bed even when spring plowing time came he knew something was wrong with George then be cause he was not a lazy boy Well sir I have never known what was wrong with George except that the measles did A week ago George became ill possibly with pneumonia Sunday night he died in the bed he lay in 42 years Living Costs Return to Peak Level Boost Blamed on New Cars WASHINGTON IAVLiving cost in November bounced back U their peak level recorded last July The governments index rose twotenths of 1 per cent between October and November to per cent of the 194749 base This equals the prior living cost record in July and is about 2 per cent higher than November last year Ewan Clague Labor Depart ment statistics commissioner said Tuesday that greater sales of 1959 model cars at higher prices in November was the major fac tor in the new living cost climb Most other groups of goods and services advanced in price but food and gasoline prices were lower THE RISE in living costs will mean a oneccntanhour pay in crease for about one million work ers in the steel aluminum and meat packing industries These workers have labor con tracts providing for semiannual wage adjustments based on the government index Another group of work ers in scattered industries in cluding some municipal trans portation systems will receive varying increases under a quar terly adjustment The Labor Department said that in November new cars being sold lo the public averaged per cent higher thanin October This rise reflected October dis counts on the sale of 1958 mod els and the November sale of 1959 models NEW CARS are selling at per cent higher prices now than new cars sold in November 1957 Clague said the new livingcos rise was not much lo worry over He said the government index has actually been stable during Mason City Mostly cloudy Wednesday colder Tuesday night low in low 20s Lillle temperature change Wednes day high Iowa Mostly cloudy througl Wednesday cooler cast am south central Tuesday night lows in 20s Little temperature change Wednesday highs mid 3Us northeast to midIOs south west Thursday cloudy no important tempera lure change Minnesota Clou d y scaltcrct snow Continued mild GlobcGacetic weather data u o 8 Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Minimum mlich in from 24 degrees at Spencer to at Davenport and Council Bluffs HiS telephoned message was recrib Monmouth was found dead Monday in his Mason Citys low was 26 laycd lo the Atlas satellite by a radio transmitter near Corona Calif THE ARMY transmitter at Ft Sam Houston then triggered thc satellites transmitter and all four Army ground stations rej ceived near perfect recordings as the Atlas made its 54th pass across the nation Later on the satellites 55th or bit the California station fed the satellite seven teletype messages at the same time Ft Sam Hous SAME jton triggered the Atlas SHOPPING1 DAY LOT traffic doth In pmt M houri transmitter and copied of the messages First Yule Message by Pope John VATICAN CITY John 3CIII in his first Christmas ad ress urged the world to Chris ian unity and peace Tuesday But he said his plea was not likc y to be heard in Communist ruled lands The 77yearold ruler of the Roman Catholic Church asked men of faith lo put aside military and violent thoughts Then in thc next breath he warned them lo be vigilant in the night that is darkening and ready to defend Christian printhc Past slx to eight months ciples against the nsmS or of the enemies of clear anv sinSle month reference lo atheistic commu nism THE POPE paid high tribute lo his predecessor the late Pope Pius XII who during his long reign delivered 19 Christmas messages to thc world in which he invariably pleaded for peace and Christian unity Thc new pontiff said mans un willingness to submit to the grace of God in unity and peace was the most terrible problem of hu man history and of the lives ofj individual men and POPE JOHN said the broken unity of the heredity of Christ continues to be a grave problem but that his own efforts would be unflagging toward those dear separated brothers who bow to the name of Christ and read the holy Then thc pope added in a sharp criticism of Communist ruled lands in many parts of thc world there is no ear for this in vitation to unity and In those areas he said the most sacred concepts are suffocated or have been 4 Killed Outright in Texas Spectators at Fire Burned BROWNFIKLD Tex Mi Font H bottled gas a shattering 20 31 Couple Dies When Car Hits Pole CEDAR FALLS UP An owa couple was killed north of icrq Monday night when their ear skidded on a frosted spot on 218 and slammed into a elephonc pole The victims were dcntificd as Frank A Carsten sen GO Waverly and his wife GG Both were apparently tilled instantly but their liodics Were trapped for one hour in the wreckage before they coultl be reed No Paper On Christmas Day In order to give its em ployes an opportunity to observe Chrislmas Day wilh their families The GlobeGazette will n o t publish a newspaper Thursday Two sels of comics will be found in Ihe Wednesday Dec 24 edition in order lhat there be no break in the continuity iicn perished when ruck blew up in eruption of shooting flames m flying steel Monday niglH An cs mated 200 persons most of then spectators suffered wounds am burns About 45 remained hospitalized Tuesday The whole sky seemed lo be on a witness exclaimed The cries of the injured filled the air at the scene on the out skirts of this west Texas city of The community turned out to help thewounded nnd burned SOON THE Ttrry Counfy Hos pital could receive no more am doctors and nurses sent them to nearby towns Killed were the truck driver two firemen and a spectator The fire which caused the ex plosion was set off by the col lision of the bottled gas truck and a pickup truck The cab of the cubtrailer truck overturned The spectacular fire drew an estimated 250 spectators Firemen said the threecorn parlmcnl gas tank caught fire at both ends and the center tank exploded later shooting metal and flames into the massei crowd some standing in the im mediate area and the rcmaindci across the highway Twenty firemen were along side the truck TUM COAI s IT friend eller Carriers Aisn Auuny imi larctray A friend Another frienil Ilrownlr Troup School Wllii CJirlstmjs jcre Krillcs Trees Mr and Mrj Fort Dinlf Air anil Mrs Clear Lake Knbcrl Killer Larry Killer Two Norlhilile rrlenils lane anil Sutanne Hrlck and Tile Ju Jerry iretchcn Una Cciirice Ialliiu Mr anil City and J C K I m nir WARNER DIES THE REV James Tidwell Methodist minister was credilct by rescue directors with greatly speeding relief for the injured The minister from the hospila grounds saw the flash of plosion He alerted thc hospila staff lhat injuries would be great because he had seen the largej crowd around thc gas truck j Blood offers came from Brown field citizens almost simultan eously with the explosion There were more offers than were need ed Seven Brownficld doctors a medical student a minister with some medical training two Level land doclors and three military medical corpsmen home on leave pitched in and helped with the injured THE OPERATION was so speedily mobilized nnd carried out that within two hours the hospital was cleared except for thc seriously injured who were bedfast One disaster worker said am bulances from every town in thc area that had ambulances must have sent all they Phillip Thompson a volunteer fireman said There a tcr llralnenl lasim City Itolary thilt Jaync tliimliinr anil Hcalinr M anil M Ktley Prom Friends From a tcaehrr friend M and irlend Unite 11 r anil Mrs r Huild K Irnrn Jlelrn Jerry llunnlr Jim In memory nf Ilnbliy Clalr In memory it Dniuld Ainmer An Knlercd Apprentice Tlie MMIedic The Club City Kliranli Club An Ore fan Ice SUaleM In Kasl lirk Jefferson Girl Scout Troop Cheryl Manneni TIIK RAYS TOTAL I ill J i tiii JUKI 10 tt Mill JIKIW VIM a oo TOTAL TO DATE OVKK THK GOAL GIVING HAVS Cheer Fund Gbes Over the Top HANKS to a shower large and small Tuesday the Christmas Cheer Fund went over the top A total of in contributions for the day brought the total to As result San tas slocking is full to overflow ing While this is over the goal there is no question but nfic explosion The blast knocked what additional contributions can helping me out but I came to right uscd fflr thc causc There was a terrible roar and the whole skv seemed to bo on deserving families in our com munity Last year the Christmas j HI UIH I T Pieces of steel from the wcnt o a lota of 19 ploding tank ripped through the in cash wilh merchandise gifts crowd Thompson said Flameslhc camp to from the burning transport set a number of people on fire I put IN THE LIGHT of continuing out the fire on several people I had to rip some of their clothes off to put out the AP Pholofax AWAIT DEATH BLOW Propellers from doomed j DES FB1 tx j r i LI i lie r ni LOS ANGELES B Warn B36a stand in front of the giant bombers at cntercd thp investigation Icr 82 a veteran of 60 years on DavisMonlhan At B Once the largest warplane in the of a safe burglary the stage and screen died Monl world the B36s are being Some 300 of the Sunday at a wholcyou remembering your church day I planes were made at a cost of million each sale discount house JAre there other worthwhile calls needs for help in our community additional gifts will thus be wel come At the same time we do not want gifts sent to the Cheer Fund at the expense of other tions Have you given to the Salvation j Armys Christmas project Are ;