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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the I MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Atsocialed prw and United Press Full Seven Cenu m MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 24 This Paper Cooiiita of Four OM No IS Iowa Holiday Death Toll Reaches 6 The World Around Us Australians Have Odd Expressions Number 32 EDITORS NOTE It wU be worid la 80 days for oar editor nnless anrest In certain areas pre eludei travel This Is one hi terlea of reports on his experiences By W EARL HALL TlffELBOURNE the several reasons Ameri cans and Australians Yanks and Aussies get along so famously is their common language They can talk to each other and be understood I say COMMON an identical language by any mean s The Aussies have scores and 1 suspect h u n dreds of expres sions which are I different from ours and some I times hard to comprehend By the same token we have some W EARL HALL the same cat egory although not so many be cause they know us through our movies Word pronunciations dif fer too Perhaps I can best illustrate what Im trying to bring out here by dipping into a little black book I wrote in during the Olym pics The words and expressions I jotted down are in the Austral ian sports language and I over heard them during the course of the competition Chilly The one 1 heard most often was nice equivalent G our nice guy Of course theres the insufferable bloke too On the chilly days and there are too many of these the athletes wrapped themselves in not blankets Everybody is weighed in stones 14 pounds rather than pounds The contestant who performs well is described as coming good as distinguished from our making good and the runner who is disappointing in his perform ance is referred to as running like a hairy Get crack ing is the same as our lets What we call a sweat sui is referred to as a track our track suit is run ning Other Terms Footracing is taking it easy is lying what we call an upset is a turn up over here a longdriver in golf Is a big a rhubarb1 or razzberry in U S is schmozzle in Australia An athlete who seems not t be trying his hardest is referre to with this phrase He wasn1 flat Fair dinkum is one of the quaintest of Australian expressions It can be either an exclamation or an interrogation In the former use it means Im on the level in the latter use spoken with an inflection it means Do you really mean it Another precious colloquialism often heard during the course of a contest which is going well from the Aussies point of view is Whack o1 the Fine and dandy is about the closest Appeal of Christmas Is Felt All Over the Globe Jy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The appeal of Christmas was felt throughout the world Mon day as Christendom prepared to celebrate the nativity of the Prince of Peace The attraction was noted even behind the Iron Curtain Holiday promised to range from the grim in Hungary to one of record prosperity in the West Christmas began early Mon day for many Palestinian Arabs who passed the dragons teeth barriers between Israel and Jordan in Jerusalem for the annual pilgrimage to Beth lehem shepherds in the Judean hills will still tend their flocks as others did the night Jesus was born But many of the limestone caves then used as shecpfolds have been turned into munitions dumps and the shepherds move warily lest they touch off land mines set along the tense border between Jewish and Arabic territories In South Korea it already was a cold Christmas Day where American servicemen played Santa Claus to a record number of Korean orphans The 24th Division alone distributed candy toys and clothing to Korean boys and girls Gls in Germany who have played Santa to millions of youngsters since World War II outdid themselves giving toys and gifts by the ton in helicop ters Jeeps and even tanks Tuesday German folk by the hundreds will eat turkey as the guests of soldiers in mess halls and of officers in their quar ters Even in East Berhn Commu nists sought to give a Christ masy atmosphere to the tradi tional Christmas Market whose theme however was po litical A big electric sign over the market proclaimed peace joy and peoples The booths displaying goods for the shoppers were somewhat overshadowed by such carnival attractions as rollercoasts and shooting galleries In the Soviet Union where Christmas is observed in the Russian Orthodox Church on Jan 7 because of calendar dif ferences Christmas trees called New Years trees were promised the chil dren of Russias southern re publics by the people of Si beria Grandfather Frost the Soviet version of Santa Claus makes his visits a week before the re ligious observance of Christmas in Russia Communism Wont Recover From Hungary Nixon WASHINGTON UP Vice President Richard M Nixon said Monday Hun garys fight for freedom has handed international Communism a mortal blow from which it cannot Nixon made the statement to reporters at Washington National Airport on his return from Aus Ixia where he personally inspected the plight of Hungarian refugees He returned convinced that America must do more to an American can come to stating t in our language BarRacking You dont cheer or applaud at a sports contest here you bar Once or twice over the loudspeaker in the stadium the announcer suggested in his best Australian accent Ladies and gentlemen there is no rule against barracking for your fav But the funniest phrase of all was elicited one day by an over dressed and overpainted woman who passed in front of us in the stands My newlymade Aussie friend to the left of me offered this observation Theres some mutton done up as spring lamb SUSPENDED SENTENCE SPIRIT LAKE Mont gomery 26 of Spencer has been given an eightyear suspended sentence and fined in the highway death of Noel Kent Moore 14 Terril No Paper Christmas Day In order to give its em ployes cm opportunity to observe Christinas Day with their families The GlobeGazette will not publish a newspaper Tuesday Two sets of comics will found in this edition in order that there be no break in the continuity the refugees I am convinced as a result of a first hand study of the situation that the courageous peoples whc fought for freedom in Hungary should be considered a problem only to the Soviet Nixon said in a prepared arrival state ment As a result of their sacrifice interntional Communism has suf fered a mortal blow from which it cannot recover It has been ex posed as a gigantic failure For 0 years the Communists had complete control of Hungary Hiey concentrated their efforts on he intellectuals students and he workers However it was hese three groups who led the revolt against Nixon said he will make spe cific recommendations to Presi dent Eisenhower before Jan 1 on vays in which the United States can do its full share in helping he refugees from Hungary find new homes Nixon was met at the airport 3y a delegation of top govern ment officials The vice president is expected o make two major recommend ations as a result of his trip 1 That this country admit a sharply increased number of Hungarian refugees 2 That we overhaul our immigration laws 0 simplify admission procedures should there be future revolutions in other satellite nations creating a similar refugee problem MEMBERSHIP DRIVE DES MOINES UrVAbout Farm Bureau membership work ers will be here next Thursday to kick off a drive to sign up more than members in Iowa rAII About The Weather Mason City Light snow or snow flurries ending Monday night Partly cloudy Tuesday Colder Monday night warmer Tues day Low Monday night near 10 High Tuesday low 30s owa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Colder in the extreme east Monday night Warmer Tuesday Low Monday night 1015 northeast and 1520 southwest FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Tuesday through Saturday will average near normal Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Nor mal lows 8 north to 15 south Trend toward colder about Tuesday night and Wednesday and again Thursday night and Friday Precipitation will be of little consequence occurring as snow flurries Tuesday or Wednesday and again Thurs day or Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy through Tuesday Lows Mon day night zero10 below north zero10 above south Highs Tuesday 515 north 1525 south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 29 Minimum Sunday night 15 At 8 Monday 17 Precipitation 02 trace of snow YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 34 Cheer Fund Surpasses Its Goal Donations Top ERRY Christ mas to every body It will be a Merry Christ f o r everyone thanks to the generous gifts of the people of this commu nity As can be seen from the figures in an adjoining column the Christmas Cheer Fund is far over its goal For the 32nd time in a row since the fund was started in 1925 our people have done more han they were asked to do in contributing to the happiness of hose less fortunate We are deeply appreciative It las been a heartwarming experi ence to see the gifts pour in from so many sources Many don ors sent notes expressing their best wishes for the success of the oroject and the belief that we were performing a fine service Wonderful Work Two friends in the list above wrote God bless you and may your wonderful work continue to bring happiness to Gods under Thousands have had a part in the project as individual donors and as members of Labor Unions service clubs womens organiza tions schools Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Y organizations 4H clubs church units and other groups that contributed If there ever was a project in which there was mass participa tions this was it It was a mag nificent expression of the true Christmas spirit Merchandise Gifts In addition to the cash contribu tions excellent gifts of merchan dise were received They included food clothing and toys Among the large donors was the Grand mothers Club about which we will have something to say later Because of this generositj Christmas lights will burn brigh in homes that otherwise woulc have been dismal places thii Christmas Doris Bruce executive secre tary and her assistant Ruth Dougall of the Family Service which administers the fund have been hard at work for day making the preparations for thii mighty effort to care for the needs of those who must have help We also want to express on thanks to them for their fine work in handling this big job i Totals Likely to Set Record Fatalities Pass 500 and They All Came Tumbling Down FINAL DAYS REPORT PKEVIOUSLV REPORTED Grandmothers Club First door mechanical depart ment GlobeGazette Tommy Marie David Kathy Herbert A friend i H J Schllchtitlf Sloyles Press employes Oregon Vriend CInb Elmer Neva Betty nod Mel Hot Bmce and Steven Two friends Tbe Gcneseo Clorerettes 411 TylerRyan FurnKure Mark and Douglas Boyce 2 Prllchard Motor Co employes Anonymous Ralph Souder Family Nick Feter and Junior and Seninr Confirmation classes of St James Lutheran Church Mr nnd Mrs Martin Peterson in Monday Nlghtcrs Monroe V Teens Qarfleld Girl Scouts and Leaders A friend Des Molnei Snndajr Register Carrier Boyi Larry From Plymouth Anonymous Jay and Kathy la memory of Samuel L Wright Leg Huff First Aid Class Paul Miller GlobeGazette business office Mason City Fire Fighters Assn Delaware H Telephone operators Johanna Jerry Gretchea Clear Lake friend A friend Post OTflce employes Mason City African Violet Club F W Krueger Keith Sanborn THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL CASH TOTAL MKFUHANmSF S GRAND TOTAL SAME Black flaj meant traffic death In past 21 boars OVER TUB TOP BY S I 2ASII IN CASU AND MERCHANDISE Still No Trace of Canadian Airliner VANCOUVER a TransCanada with 62 persons aboard went into its third week Monday without search for Airlines plane FROM OLR WIRE SERVICES i At least six persons have been killed in Iowa highway accidents since the Christmas weekend started Friday evening This was threeeights of the IS persons state safety officials had estimated would die in highway mishaps during the holiday pe jriod which began at 6 Fri iday and will end at midnight Tuesday j The dead were Fred Luke 47 Wyoming Iowa whose car went off High way 64 hit a concrete culvert and burned about two miles west of Wyoming Cynthia Lee Bolton infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Emer son Bolton Des Moines who died at University Hospital in Iowa City of injuries suffered Satur day night inthe crash of a pick up truck and a car on Highway 22 about five miles north o Washington Iowa Two Fatalities Albert Kastendieck 38 Fort Dodge and William Burke 21 Lohrville killed Saturday night in the headon collision of their cars Ion Highway 20 a mile and a hall southwest Fort Dodge Mrs Max Rockhold a rural Lineville woman killed Sunday when a tractor overturned on her on a county road near Line jVille Police said she was at tempting to pull tractor school Christmas with the one she was when M MERCHANDISE GIFTS Junior Chamber of Commerce candy apples toys S St John Episcopal Church canned foods Future Business Leaders of America toys Church of the Open Bible Youth Group toys Cub Pack No 9 Harding School canned goods Cub Pack No Brownie Troop Ng School fond Girl Scout Troop No 87 Roose velt School stuffed toys Brownie Troop No S2 Hoover School toys and canned goods Tot and Teen Shop clothing F W Woolirorth Co Christmas candy Glldner Clothing Store cloth ing Club Upper Room of the First Metho Clmrch canned Harduie ia llitch broke throwing her ofj machine Donall F Mooney 22 Sac City killed Saturday when his car National Auto of Letter rlers Auxiliary gifts canned toons food Mrs 0 D Wllion loll Citr and White Christmas Assured for Most of Iowa A light weekend snow assured a white Christmas for most of Iowa Temperatures too were moderate From one to two inches of snow fell in parts of Towa Sun day and additional light snow was reported over parts of the crashed into a culvert on Iowa 33 about 4 miles north of Le Mars He was alone in the car at the time U S Totals For the nation as a the tragic toll of dead and injured mounted steadily as the long Christmas holiday slipped past the midway point Highway traffic accidents have taken 424 lives and the total for all accidents climbed to 512 There were 27 persons killed by fire and 59 in miscellaneous acci dents The National Safety Council re ported Monday that unless driv ers used greater caution during the remainder of the period the council forecast of a record 660 killed on the highways will be exceeded Council President Ned H Dearborn said It is becoming increasingly evident that the esti mate may be state Monday Dearborn renewed his appeal For the most part Sunday saor motor in j Americans to drive snow remained on the ground dueas m n national emergency Last to colder air which moved across vears threeday Christmas iany trace sighted the state Charles City Dubuque and Lamoni all reported two inches of snow on the ground Monday morning Des Moines Mason City Waterloo and Sioux City had an inch Only in a few scattered places were highways in poor condition but icy spots and snow patches were prevalent in most reporting end holds the present traffic death record at 609 tdistricts PATTON DIES CHICAGO Patton who had a 42year career as the boy mayor of Chicago was known as one of boss Al Capones jdicd Sunday at his farm home in iEarl Park fnd Stephanie and Michael Wame 1 703 2nd S W 4th Graders in Washington School Nativity Scene Lynda 13 and Jimmy Hanley 8 115 Vermont S B ;