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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI1I ud United Lean Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 27 This Paper Consists of Two Gunfire Arrests Fail to Deter Negroes Brush Fire Spreads The World Around Us Some More Language Differences Number 34 By W EARL HALL MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA Its beginning to look as if I should begin cutting down on my groceries A check with the scales this morning disclosed that I weigh mucft too close to the 14 stone mark That fact became d i s iurbing to me only when I discovered that this unit of weight the stone pounds is 14 This is just one of the hun dreds of cases in which our Australian W EARL HALL cousins of course it could be OUR fault have departed from what we re gard asa common bond between us the English language Some of these I have mentioned in con nection with a piece about the Olympics There are others by the dozens Goods Train Our freight train is an Austra lian goods tram our freight car a goods van our engineer an engine driver Our caboose is a guards van out street car a enfor tram Editorials are leaders If you cant eat any more youre chock o block Lawyers come in three vari attor ney Newspaper reporters have their runs or beats A druggist is a chemist In the country is in the bush here Wood en homes are either timber or weatherboard A flashlight is a torch A swaggie is a cross between hobo and hillbilly You run in a new car here instead of break ing it in Your dessert is your sweet candis either a sweet or lolly One goes to a panel beater for fender repairs High gear is top gear Our motors conk out they clap out over here Four Stages Intoxication comes in four easy stages 1 Bright 2 Tiddily 3 Tight 4 Drunk Where we say food or chow the Australians say tucker Americans live in the backwoods but they live out back We have Hobsons choice and the Aussies have Buckleys which means nil The accommo dating hotel room clerk always inquires What time would you like to be knocked up in the morn ing Sir Our suspenders are the Aussies braces and to confuse the issue still more they wear suspenders instead of garters to hold up their socks Garters are strictly for the distaff side Aluminum has one more syllable an i than we give it and laboratory gets a terrible kicking around here Bonza Sheila A fowl no longer classifiable as a la Chicken is called a chook When the word is applied to a fe male of the human species it is not in the nature of a compliment I assure you A woman trying to look younger then she is gets re ferred to as mutton done up as spring lamb What we might re fer to as a slick chick is a Bonzer Sheila in these parts Our sidewalk is an Aussies footpath our ranch or farm his station A barber is a hairdress er A windbreaker is a wind cheater Our pal or mate is a cobber A pitcher is a jug Radio is usually wireless A faucet is always a tap Beef mutton and chicken appear on the menu as And believe it or not Its Gods truth is reduced to Cheerio is the almost univer sal parting call Good on you is the commonest expression of aporobation Whacko is the Au stralian version of Hurray or And if youre an Au stralian and want to attract the attention of another Aussie in the bush or anywhere in the whole world just call out Cooee as only an Aussie trained from childhood can do it AP Wircphoto HAND DIES Rep T Millet Hand 54 GOP congressman from New Jersey died Wednes day night of a heart attack at his Cape May home He was elected in November for a sev enth term in Congress Countryman Raps Power Limit Plan DES MOINES MB Gen Dayton Countryman voiced vigor ous opposition Thursday to a pro posal for limiting the powers of the attorney generalsoffice He told a news conference such a step could lead to local option enforcement graft and corrup The attorney general was com menting on a recommendation made last week by the Iowa Gov ernmental Reorganization Com mittee The committee proposed that the 1957 Legislature eliminate two of the attorney generals pres ent powers both of which Coun tryman has used extensively Opening Wedge The committee suggested that the attorney generals office be stripped of authority to requisi tion state agents for use in raids and that the attorney general no longer be permitted to order sher iffs and local police officers to make raids Whenever we have laws that are not uniformly enforced that is the opening wedge to graft and corruption This would be going in the back Leave Office Countryman will be leaving of fice Jan 2 He said he will turn over to his successor Norman Erbe good law enforcement situation in the State of The attorney general who re quisitioned six state agents for special duty under his direction from Nov 26 to Jan 1 said use of the agents has helped law en forcement materially The agents have conducted raids port Dubuque Council Bluffs Sioux City and Des Moines Perimeter Enlarged to 22 Miles Fashionable Homes Burn MALIBU Calif UPhA gale whipped brush and timber fire raged with fresh fury Thursday as two new hot spots broke out and the perimeter increased to 22 miles The fire burning for the second day in a scenic area extending from the Pacific Ocean inland to the Santa Monica mountains has now consumed more than acres A number of substantial homes have been destroyed and one man has died Winds up to 50 miles per hour harassed the fire crews at the lower levels and those higher up reported they were all but help less in the face of gusts which frequently reached 70 to 80 m p h Stricken Area The new hot spots appeared in the early morning hours One raced down Corral Canyon to the Pacific Coast highway U S 101 on the east The other broke out in Sequit Canyon on the west first burning to the ocean then skittering back to the mouth of the canyon and flaming north to ward Mulholland highway The stricken area dotted with expensive homes beach cottages large and small trailers and ranches is located where the coastline runs east and west It is 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County Fire Chief Keith Klinger estimated that at least 27 homes have been de stroyed An uncounted number of small outbuildings also were consumed Frightened deer rabbits and co yotes fled from the mountains and many perished Scores of resi dents have horses and dogs and the fire reports were filled with accounts of householders risking their safety to untether pets and get them out of danger Families Evacuated Several hundred families were evacuated as flames roared down one canyon after another Many returned however after the flames passed through their par ticular area leaving nothing more to burn The fire jumped the coast high way in several places closing the artery to traffic Chief Klinger and his aides have approximately men in the battle The known fatality was Frank L Dichover 32 Zuma Beach found dead with a broken leg in his wrecked automobile He had sent his family to safety then had FIRST PHOTO OF B58 The Convair B58 Hustler new U S supersonic heavy jet bomber slated to replace the B52 in time flies a test mission in one of the first official photos released by the Air Force Designed to AP Wircphoto operate at altitudes above feet the threeman fourengine craft has a reported top speed of nearly 900 mph as compared with 600 for the present B52 U N Canal Project Approved Four Indicted in Oil Map Conspiracy PITTSBURGH Wl A federal grand jury Thursday indicted four men in connection with the interstate movement of valuable maps stolen from Gulf Oil Corp Charged with conspiracy in the indictment are Odie Seagraves 70 Houston and New York Irving Mil ner about 40 formerly of New York Emanuel Lester also known as Emanuel Lieberman 32 and his brother Edwaid Lieberman 30 both of the Bronx N Y The 19member grand jury re turned the true bill after a two hour session U S District Judge Rabe F Marsh accepted the in dictment and issued bench war rants for the arrest of the four The indictment accused the four of conspiring with two un indicted Thom as W B Smith former Gulf Oil geologist and John Marvin Lei via 34 of Orange Tex Both Smith and Leivia testified before the grand jury According to the indictment the maps were valued in excess oi but government officials earlier said the maps potential value was in excess of a million debars Countryman said the fact that the agents are not finding very many violations indicates that the state is pretty New Years Road Toll May Hit 490 CHICAGO Wl deaths which soared to an alltime high for any holiday during the Christ mas period may also hit a record toll during the long New Year weekend Deaths on the nations high ways from 6 Friday to mid night Tuesday the National Coun cil estimates may total 490 That attempted to save his house when a wall of flame caught him Homes destroyed included a luxury beach house owned by Ralph Edwards television mas ter of ceremonies OPENS CAMPAIGN PITTSBURGH UP Don C Rarick rebel rankandfile candi date to oppose David J MeDonalc as president of the United Steel workers opened his formal cam paign Thursday in Chicago Salvage Work Finally to Get Started CAIRO WVLt Gen Raymond A Wheeler said Thursday the Egyptian government has agreed the salvage fleet can begin clearing the southern end of the Suez Canal immediately Wheel alumni special which originated in Davenport Wednesday said the clearing operation The Stampede Is On As lowans HEAD FOR PASADENA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The West Coast stampede was on as some lowans joined in the Black and Gold rush for California and the Rose Bowl Six special trains streamed across Iowa Wednesday and Wed nesday night carrying State University of Iowa students alumni and fans More Californiabound specials were stated to be leaving the rest of the week including one Friday carrying the Iowa band and Highlanders The first train known as the Hawkeye Booster Special was an ing and stopped in Iowa City and Des Moines The second train under way was the Blue Alumni Special which also originated in Davenport Passengers on the first trains appeared rather subdued There was no organized cheering or pennantwaving but just casual mixing of friends throughout the train AH About The Weaiher Mason City Generally fair and mild through Friday Thursday night mid 30s High Friday upper 40s owa Generally fair and mild through Friday Low Thursday night in mid20s northeast to low 30s southwest Minnesota Partly cloudy and continued pleasant GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 45 Minimum Wednesday night 32 At 8 Thursday 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 22 14 in Clark Contingent CHARLES CITY The Clark Valshes and their nine children ill have company on the fam lys trip to the Rose randparents are going along oo Mrs Walsh said Thursday that er parents Mr and Mrs W H and her motherinlaw Martha Walsh all of Nashua will p in the party of 14 boarding the lock Island Rose Bowl special in Des Moines at lay BLAST AT PLANT NEWNAN Ga smel ter blew up and wrecked a huge aluminum extrusion plant Thurs day killing at least two workers 12 police reported Army Plans to Draft in February WASHINGTON De tense Department announced Thursday that men will be drafted in February for the Army That represents a cut of men from draft calls for the preceding four months The Defense Department said the lower draft call for February WhJ lit fc 1 t 1 J i would be 83 more than the hlfher enlistments in the OMrt A T n fit ord of 407 deaths for a New Year period established during a four day span in 195253 In the f o u rday Christmas period traffic fatalities totaled 706 the first time during any holiday period in history they climbed above 700 The councils preChristmas estimate was 660 active and reserve forces that traditionally take place in Janu ary and February The February call will bring to the number of men drafted since the outbreak of the Korean War Falling Tree Fatal to Atalissa Area Man MUSCATINE J Mc Connaha 29 of near Atalissa was injured fatally Wednesday when a tree fell on him while cutting timber near Atalissa SAME traffto AP Wlrephoto THAT HELPLESS FEELING Uncontrolled flames roar around this home in the Santa Monica Mountains as a firefighter stands by helplessly Water sprinklers placed on the roof saved the main structure in this case but dozens of other fashionable homes in the area were destroyed by the rampaging brush fire would begin Thursday on Friday Cairo newspapers said Egyp tian technicians already hac started clearing channels at Is mailia the canal midpoint and Suez its southern terminus pre paratory to conducting research about sunken But this obviously referred only to the clearing of mines from the channel begun by the Egyptians earlier this week Channel Cleared A British ship and two French vessels also are continuing sal vage operations in the Port Saic harbor the canals northern en trance This work was begun by the British occupation force which also cleared a channel through the northern third of the canal to El Cap An authoritative Egyptian in formant reported earlier tha Former Minister Mahmoud Faw zi and Secretary Genera Dag Hammarskjold reached an agreement in principle in Nev Theyll travel to Des Moines on York for the beginning of clear Thurs lie Rocket from Mason City and plan to sit up all the way to Los Angeles Walsh who manufactures farm equipment has eight tickets to he Rose Bowl game featuring owa against Oregon State The vhole family will see the Tourna ment of Roses parade but some vill have to drop out for the ame There are four boys and five girls in the family and they range n age from Dennis 3 to Michael 20 who is a Loras College junior The group plans to stay with the Eugene Brumley family in On tario near Pasadena Mrs Brumley and Mrs Walsh are sis ters 2Story Building at Emmetsburg Wrecked by Fire EMMETSBURG Firemen battled for hours in dense smoke before bringing a fire in a twostory downtown brick build ing under control Wednesday night With the aid of firewalls they were able to confine major damage to the first floor and basement of the structure Nicholsons Photo Studio and the office of Dr Edward Duling optometrist occupied the first floor The second floor which ap parently suffered only heavy smoke damage housed the office and living quarters of Dr M J Janssen chiropractor Some smoke damage also was listed for adjoining twostory buildings housing the Town Talk Bakery and Hamiltons Tavern ance operations Prospects of a longrange settle ment of the canals future hang ing fire since Nasser national ized the waterway last summer dimmed with the statement from a reliable Egyptian source tha Nassers government would no longer consider negotiating with Britain and France Six Principles Before the BritishFrench in vasion the Egyptians had agreed to enter talks with Britain and France for a Suez settlemenl based on the six principles7 worked out by their foreign min isters at U talks in New York The Egyptian source said Egypt still has no objection to the principles themselves but we cannot enter negotiations with thnse who attacked us particu larly since we have broken all relations with those The U N fleet consists of ves sels hired on contract from sal vage firms of several neutral na tions and will eventually consist of 20 to 30 craft Some of these are not expected to arrive on the scene until Jan 11 Racial Issues Flare Bus Problems Aired Again FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Gunfire suspension of a bus system court action and mass arrests marked efforts to inte rate seating of Negro and white persons on city bus systems in racially troubled southern states Gunshots echoed Wednesday night in Montgomery where city buses were integrated Friday under Federal Court order A blast from a shotgun loaded with birdshot hit one bus nine 22 cali ber bullets slammed into another One bus contained four Negro passengers and a white driver The other was empty except for the driver No injuries were re ported in these first shooting inci dents since integration of buses in this Alabama capital scene of a yearlong Negro bus boycott In Mobile where the bus firm voluntarily announced a de segregation counter manded by the City Commission morning check showed no at tempt by Negroes to ride on front seats Franchise Suspended At Tallahassee capital of Flor da and with a population of 00 the City Commission s u s ended the franchise of Cities Transit Co Wednesday night be cause of efforts of local Negroes o integrate the bus system Police arrested the manager and nine bus drivers at Tallahas see Thursday for attempting to operate without a franchise Man ager Charles Carter put up bonds each for those arrested and the buses were allowed to pro ceed Charles Ausley company coun sel said our franchise requires 30 days notice before it can be forfeited Until the franchise is le gally revoked the bus company expects to continue Tallahassee Police Chief Frank Stoutamire told drivers We ex pect you to keep the buses segre Defy Laws The order was issued shortly after the Ihtercivic Council a sparkplug of the Negro battle against segregation announced a ride the bus integrated cam paign to get the rank and file of the citys Negroes to defy segregated bus seating laws Earlier Wednesday 11 Negroes took front seats on two buses which served white residential districts Three white persons waited until the Negroes were seated and then went to the rear The bus drivers made no effort to prevent the Negroes from ing front seats traditionally re served for white persons and no Mild Temperatures Expected to Remain Temperatures were expected to climb into the upper 40s and 50s around Iowa Thursday afternoon removing the last traces of the white Christmas most of the state enjoyed The weather bureau predicted the generally fair and mild weath er would continue at least through Saturday incidents were reported A similar and more widespread effort at Birmingham re sulted in the arrest of 21 Negroes in what was described by Negro leaders as a peaceful demonstra Mass Meeting The Rev F L Shuttlesworth 34 Negro minister who has taken a leading role in the fight against seated segregation in Birming ham called for an end to the demonstration in the wake of the arrests But Negroes later voted jat a mass meeting to continue riding buses on an integrated basis Shuttlesworth said the 21 ar rests gives us the right to ask the federal courts to enjoin the City of Birmingham from pre venting us from sitting anywhere we One of the big issues in Bir mingham was the dividing board system on port able barrier that is moved at the will of the driver Thats what touched off the Montgomery boy cott that lasted a year Negro Monroe Flenor 17 on leave from Ardmore Air Force Base was arrested and jailed in lieu of a bond for moving one of the boards in de fiance of the drivers orders to leave it alone BEQUEST TO COLLEGE CHEROKEE VisU College at Storm Lake will re ceive in bequests from the estate of A W Jones Chero kee banker who died Dec 12 ;