Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 14

About Mason City Globe Gazette

  • Publication Name: Mason City Globe Gazette
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Pages Available: 311,935
  • Years Available: 1901 - 1994
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Mason City Globe Gazette, December 29, 1956

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXlit Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 This Paper Consists ol Two No if Soviet People Being Fed Scary Dose of U S Spies Stories By B J CUTLER New York Herald Tribune News Service Special to the GlobeGazette Soviet Union is being fed a scary dose of stories about American spies slipping across its borders Almost every newspaper had The World Around Us i Agriculture Important to Aussies Number 36 By W EARL HALL APPROACHING DARWIN BY night flight from Sydney to Darwin is impressing upon me how large Australia the smallest of our continents really We left Syd y on the southeast coast at 10 oclock last night and were due to sit down at the Darwin airport the north west coast un oclock or so this morn W EARL HALL hours of nonstop flying at from 250 to 300 miles an hour It might not be amiss to thumb through my notebook and catch up some of the loose ends having to do with Australia before mov ing on to the next in our list of 30 ports of call in almost as many countries And one page which seems not to have been tapped is headed agriculture Head List Despite a vigorous attempt suggestive of Iowas attract odevelop industries Co provide a healthy balanced econ omy products of the soil are still at the head of the list in Aus tralia And the character of the farming is determined almost en tirely by one consideration namely the amount of moisture Where there is an adequacy of thats preltj largely confined to a 200mile strip around the coastline trend is to dairying cereal crops vegetables and fruits Thats true too of the limited areas where irrigation is prac ticed There must be a maximum utilization of all land which ad mits of concentrated cultivation Most Important Because nine tenths of Aus tralia is either arid or semiarid sheepraising is by long odds the most important business in this island nation More than 30 per cent of the worlds wool is pro duced here Lamb mutton anc sheepskins are important prod ts own spy story They were all alleged to be nonfictional The timing of the spy campaign coincided with Soviet charges in he United Nations that the United States was carrying out subversive activities against Rus sia and its satellites It also came when the Soviet Jnion was making desperate at tempts to portray the antiSoviet vents in Hungary as an uprising ouched off by imperialist agents sent into the country by the west Pravda and the wo leading newspapers shared he story of Rem Petrovich Mor oz a Soviet refugee who was said 0 have been sent across the So vietTurkish frontier by American ntelligence agents with orders to spy on instaDations Komsomolskaya which is required reading for ambitious young Communists printed the first of a series of ar icles about the liquidation of a Dand of American spies allegedly parachuted into Byelorussia Border Guards Sovietsky the Navy newspaper told how an alert group of Marine border guards captured spies landing in a boat on an undisclosed body of water at an unnamed location in Russia The intent of the press cam paign appeared to be to convince the public that American spies were arriving by land seat and air and to appeal to their patriot ism to rally around the Commu nist party and state in the time of peril Like many other of the spies described in Soviet newspapers Moroz turned himself in at the first police station and was armed with a large collection of docu ments to prove he was a spy in the event authorities doubted his word He said his job was to spy on defense objectives and to se cure byxany means even by kill ing such documents as passports and military service cards Moroz said he was recruited by American intelligence agent in West Germany where he was a thief and convict and sent to Washington to be trained at an intelligence school in photo graphy cryptography marks manship and mapreading Flown To Turkey He said he was then flown in a fourengined transport plane to Turkey from where he was smuggled acros the border Moroz said that while in the school he resolved not to spy against his homeland and turned himself in after crossing the frontier The committee on state securi ty headed by Gen Ivan A Serov gave his story to the newspapers and added that because of his voluntary surrender and disclo sure of his mission he would nol be prosecuted To document this tale Prav da and Izvestia ran photo graphs of forged papers guns bundles of Soviet currency and nets of the sheep industry capsule Moroz was said to 140 million sheep Australia has 14 of the little animals to every man woman and child On the slightly better land meaning moister are grown in increasing numbers for dairy products and for meat Aus tralia ranks as one of the worlds top exporters of wheat and other cereal crops including rice are being cultivated Wide Variety Theres a wide variety of fruits and vegetables too The list in cludes mangoes pawpaws and bananas in the tropical sections to the north citrus stone and berry fruits to the south Tas mania is known as Apple Is United States has its farms and ranches but Australia uses the word station in the realm of both sheep or cattle raising on the large scale The station oft en consists of many square miles it takes from one to 30 acres to sustain one The largest cattle station the Alexandria in Northern Australia not far from where this is being written boasts square miles If theres anything in the Aus tralian setup more disturbing than the general lack of mois ture its the tendency of the pop ulation to collect in urban cen ters Four Mel bourne Brisbane and Adelaide have more than half of the people who call Australia home That just ftnt a healthy situation have been supplied with by the American secret police The quan tity of material illustrated was more than enough to make the pockets of any spy bulge suspic iously By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Negro woman was shot in both legs while riding an inte grated city bus at Montgomery and a high school band di rector was beaten by hooded men near Camden S in new outbursts of racial violence in the Deep South Rosa Jordan 22 Montgom ery was the first victim of gun fire in the spreading Southern controversy over segregation on city buses She was reported in fair condition in a Montgomery hospital Investigators said Mrs Jor AP Wirephoto HOME AGAIN Clio Ann Wiegner 17 forced at gunpoint from her parents home in Daly City last week by her youthful husband arrives back in San Francisco from Denver bearing scars received in an auto crash With her is Jo Anne Wilson San Meteo Coun ty probation officer The girl and her husband Mike also 17 were injured while attempt ing to flee Denver police Wieg ner an escapee from a mental hospital remains in jail at Den ver Infant Dies in Collision at Clarion CLARION John Cook 5 monthold son of the and Mrs Frank Cook Marshall town was killed in a twocar crash south of here Friday Arthur Rossmau 66 Clarion farmer who was driving the other car was reported in criti cal condition at a Clarion hos pital Mr and Mrs Cook were listed in fair condition and an other son William 8 was in good condition Authorities said it appeared Rossman turned in front of the southbound Cook auto about one mile south of the intersections of Highways 69 and 3 Since the Cook infant died minutes before 6 Friday the death will not be counted as a New Years weekend high way fatality Tabulation on the holiday deaths began at 6 p m Friday Reinbeck Man Killed As Car Leaves Road REINBECK UP Louis G Hulme 21 Reinbeck was killed and two of his companions in jured Friday night when their car went into a ditch and hit culvert on Iowa 58 a half mile west of here Hulme Dale Folkerts 18 Mor rison and Robert Bratten 20 rural Reinbeck were pinned in the wreckage for 45 minutes be fore rescuers could free them Bratten was in critical condition at a Grundy Center hospital anc Folkerts was listed as in fail condition Negro Shot in New Racial Unrest dan was riding toward the rear of a bus Friday night when a bullet apparently from a pistol slammed into the vehicle near the floor passed through her left teg and lodged in her right leg When the bus resumed its run it was fired on again but no one was injured in the second at tack As a safety precaution Police Commissioner Clyde Sel lers ordered all city bus runs halted for the night The shooting was the serious incident in the Alabama capital since city buses were integrated under federal court order eight days ago On Wed nesday night two buses were struck by shots but there were no injuries Guy Hutchins 52 Camden High School band director de scribed from his hospital bed how a band of hooded men tied him to a tree and beat him with a board after he stopped to change a tire Thursday night 15 miles north of Camden The former conductor of sym phony orchestras at Spartan burg S C and Charlotte said the men told him they were ad ministering the beating because he had spoken for racial inte gration before a Lions Club auxiliary meeting Hutchins said he had never made any proin tegration remarks anywhere At Tallahassee separate transportation apparently was arranged for two white passen gers who boarded a Cities Tran sit bus Friday and sat behind a Negro minister and his wife who were occupying a front seat The Rev W W Woods told newsmen he kept his seat when the driver asked him to move to the rear The driver conferred with a policeman and finally told the white passengers You get off the got a man wholl take minister said The two then left the bus This was the latest develop ment in a campaign by the Ne gro Inter Civic Council to inte grate Tallahassees buses Suits have been filed in both state and federal courts to test the valid ity of a city ordinance and Florida law under which Ne groes seat from the rear of bus and white persons seat from the front SINGER WEDS LAS VEGAS Nev Patti Page and dance director Charles OCurran were married Friday night in a civil ceremony MidEast Strategy Tested WASHINGTON OR The Eisen hower administration tested the wind of congressional and public reaction Saturday to a double jarreled idea for keeping Middle East peace with military pres sure and vast economic aid Secretary of State Dulles who worked out the idea was ready to unveil it officially with President Eisenhower at a New Years Day conference with Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress at the White House Meanwhile the suggestion was allowed to leak to some news men In that way the administra tion hoped it would not come as a complete surprise to the legisla tors on Tuesday and the public would be prepared for possible new U S policy moves in the troubled Middle East Give Notice Purpose of the idea still too tenuous to be called a was understood to be primarily this To put Russia on notice tha any Middle East aggression would not go unchallenged Russia since the time of the czars has coveted the Middli Easts warm water ports Nov the areas vast oil resources are an added lure With British anc French prestige waning in the Middle East new and bolder So viet economic and military intru sions are expected Britain and France have been urging the United States to step into the power vacuum before Russia does Full Force Eisenhower was reported readj to throw the full force of his of fice into a vigorous appeal to the congressional leaders to back this area Specific standby authority sim ilar to that voted him to deal with the Formosa crisis in early 1955 the use of U S troops in the Middle East if he deemed it nec essary A farreaching economic aic program for the Middle East per haps totaling as much as a half billion dollars This would go to both Israel and the Arab coun tries on assurances from them that they would end their bitter rivalry Although Eisenhower is report ed strongly in favor of Dulles idea it is possible he would de cide not to press it if the con gressional leaders give it a cold reception That was what hap pened when Dulles himself broached the standby authority idea with the leaders last April 10 at a time of ArabIsraeli bor der clashes Initial congressional reaction somewhat slow in appearing seemed cool HERE COME THE ROOTERS University of Iowa students arrivingau geles for the Rose Bowl game hoist their states Queen of the Furrow Kay to their shoulders as they walk through Union Station Left to rijrht are Schmeling Rockford Tom Robinson Cedar Rapids Dave Crandall Des and Jim Church Rockford Butler Wayne Moines Thousands of lowans Pour Into Southern California LOS ANGELES Thousands of Rose Bowlbound lowans con tinued to pour into southern Cali fornia Saturday bent on cheering their State University of Iowa football forces to hoped Around some hotels it was be coming difficult late Friday to find anyone who was not an Io wa n or former low an Mid westerners poured into the area by special train planes buses and autmobiles The Gold section of the Herky student special bearing 300 State AP Wirephoto MAID OF COTTON Helen Landon 20 Huntingdon hugs her attendants after she was chosen 1957 Maid of Cotton at Memphis Tenn At left There should be more people on is Sally Wadw 20 Kenton second alternate and I rt A tht land Jo Ann Deason 22 Enores S first alternate Lyle Man Killed 4 iowans Hurt in Austin Crash AUSTIN Minn UP Minne sota Saturday recorded its first traffic fatality of the long New Years holiday weekend Victim of the accident on High way 218 two miles south of here was Robert Floyd Mildensteen 22 Lyle He was killed and four men from Iowa were injured in a head on collision at a m The highway patrol said Milden steen suffered a broken neck in the accident Under treatment at St Olafs Hospital here were Walter Blake 29 Eugene Mickals 28 and Rich ard Ethtem 20 all of Stacyville Iowa and Joseph Mickals Little Cedar Iowa Ethtem suffered multiple face and scalp lacerations Eugene Mickals had a broken right leg and the other two had minor in juries University of Iowa students ar rived Friday afternoon Shouts and cheers heralded the train as it slowly wended its way into the city The Black section of the special arrived a short time later with a similar number ol students Moat of them went immediately to their hotels although some will be staying with relatives Gov Leo Hoegh finally got to see some tall Iowa corn waving in California This summer ef forts to fly corn into San Fran sico for the Republican National Red China this week have had their passports revoked except for j convention were thwarted by travel back to the United States They also may face legal actionquarantine laws by the government i But with specjal 1 he State Department Friday announced the moves against William D Worthy a Negro reporter for the Baltimore AfroAmeri can and a Look magazine reporter Edmund Stevens and photographer Phillip Harrington It accuse them of misusing their passports by going into Communist China where travel by Americans is banned under government policy News men of other nations face no such Passports of Three Newsmen Who Entered China Revoked WASHINGTON Three American newsmen who entered Seek to Control Flames MALIBU Calif changa Jin winds Saturday gave firemen a jhope of gaining control soon over jthe third disastrous fire to strike the Santa Monica mountains in j three days State officials and firemen said tally of the fires rampage in the mountains showed 65 homes de stroyed and acres of brush and timber burned The three fires in brief One whipped through Lake Sher wood Friday burning a half dozen homes in a matter of min ites sending wildlife swimming or their lives in the lake and icorching the areas fire station Near Highway Another sudden blaze which lared up near Malibu Thursday night burning homes a few hun dred yards from the Pacific Coast nghway and twice forcing depu ies to start evacuating the ifs substation The biggest of them all a acre burn at Zuma Beach north of here where even beachfront mansions were destroyed by flames which jumped the four lane coast highway Fierce desert winds the scourga of crews along miles of firelines dwindled early Saturday For the first time in almost a week a moist sea breeze drifted across the mountains Encouraged by the change Deputy State Forester James K Mace said he believed the Laka Sherwood fire could be controlled by early Sunday and the Malibu blaze snuffed sometime Saturday The Zuma fire was brought un der control during the night Asks Aid Gov Goodwin Knight Friday certified to President Eisenhower that an emergency existed in the Malibu area of Los Angeles County He requested federal as sistance Fire officials were concentrat ing on controlling the Malibu blaze Friday when according to Mace the Lake Sherwood area just blew Mace asked state officials to certify the Lake Sherwood fire lo cated in Ventura County also an emergency area restrictions by their govern ments Worthy entered Communist China through Hong Kong last Monday Stevens and Harrington were reported to have reached Peiping from Wednesday The department Moscow last Traffic Death Toll Climbing Slowly Hy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic deaths for the New Year holiday period were running well under the record Christmas rate Saturday They also were falling short of advance estimates The trend though subject to change was regarded with cau tious optimism by the National Safety Council and it evoked a keepupthegoodwork plea to mo itorists four stalks of corn each about Flames started a half mile from lake community of nearly 100 lls early F r i d a y afternoon cause has not been deter jbuiivo UL 111 v ti u u a uuu LI j i 25 feet tall were sent from Iowa arsoa at the governors direction Pie had hoped to display it in the lobby of the Biltmore hotel where he and his family are stay ing but this was turned down be cause of fire safety rules is being investigated One home burned in four min utes Others went almost as fast as the flames raced down to the waters edge burning docks and even boats in the water Firefighters filled pumper One stalk had found its placeltrucks from the lake when water by Friday afternoon however wired to a lamp post in front of the hotel And it immediately be gan to draw comments from nai main pressure dropped EMERGENCY SURGERY BOSTON Gov said By noon fatalities numberd 51 i headquarters in the area learned he three newsmen have in traffi 5 in fins and 4 in Qne thp a j gone to Communist China of olher kinds fol a stopovor in Lns y he fact that the passport issued I of j The various to them were tha tives and former lowans alike James Alichael Curley was in sat It cost the governor S6 to geti5sfactoiy condition Saturday fol three hotel bellhops to emergency surgery the half hour wiring job He hopes to have the other stalks dis played in front of other Iowa rAll About The Weather marked not valid for travel to Communist As a result of this misuse of the passports issued to them their passports will be made valid only for return to the United The United States long has pro hibited travel by its citizens in Red China whose regime this country does not recognize diplo matically The main reason for the ban however is the continued impris onment by China of 10 Ameri cans despite a Chinese agree ment 16 months ago to free all citizens it had in prison Light Snow Falls in North Part of Iowa Light snow fell in northeast Iowa Saturday and there were a few flurries in other sections as well The Weather Bureau said the snow would continue throughout the day in the northeast How ever temperatures Saturday af ternoon were expected to be a few degrees warmer than Friday when highs Mason City Bluffs The ranged from 26 at to 39 at Council forecast called for lows Saturday night varying in detention Some Americans from the lower 20s in the north were freed but the 10 have been kept back journey east to the rok 30s in the south Mason City Partly cloudy Satur immediately claimed the lions day night and Sunday High share of attention A few good Sunday in the mid 30s Low Sat winnings were reported but the urday night lower 20s majority seemed to have dropped owa Partly dolldy Saturday a lew dollars here and there night and Sunda L s t Pockets were jingling with silver day night in lower 20s north dollars as they resumed their east to 30s southwest Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness little change in tempera ture through Sunday Light snow ending by Saturday eve ning GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 32 Minimum Friday Night 26 At 8 Saturday 27 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 94 SAME BUek death In I Minimum i ;