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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 31 1956 This Paper Consists ol Four One No 79 e Outlines 1957 Domestic Program The World Around Us An Advance Lookat Singapore Number 37 By W EARL HALL EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world iu W days lor our editor unlcsi unrest In certain areas pre cludes air travel This is one in a aeries of reports on experiences and introduction to this sprawling city of a mil lion on an island the size of our District of Columbia at the southernmost tip of the Asian continent came prematurely We had been ticketed into Jakarta Java but British Overseas Air way BOAC planes are still not welcome in Indonesia So our flight from Darwin Aus tralia had to be in one jump to Singapore be t w e e n 8 and 2 a distance of be tween fcnd miles We looked down on Timor Flores and Borneo three of major neigh bors and upon W EARL HALL myriad tiny is lands one or two of them ap parently active volcanoes But no Java and no That brings me to the present I am typing this in the Singapore airport while my colleague and I wait for a Garuda Airways plane which in a couple hours will set us down in Jakarta to take over our previously arranged schedule Well be back here five days from now to see the Singa pore which in part of an after noon and an evening has pre sented itself in the sketchiest form Modern Hotel Our hotel the Sea View is among the most modern in this part of the world One of our companions there as well as on our BOAC flight from Sydney is ihe famous and personable Dr Roger Bannister first human to crack four minutes for the mile run His mission in Melbourne this time however phas been re portorial for the London Sunday Times he told me have ex pressed disappointment with John Landys performance in the 500 meter event Its my view that he ran a magnificent race faster I think that he has ever run that distance before He just happened to get into an inspired field of competition Medical Graduate A graduate of one of Britains foremost schools of medicine Dr Bannister n o w is pursuing hisj specialty internal Gangly and affable he looks about as little like an athlete as could be imagined My first sight j of him was at the stadium one day sitting alongside the Duke of j Edinburgh and Landy The flight from Australia was my first contact with BOAC since the war days when I was a pas senger on a giant Boeing Clipper from Baltimore to Shannon Ire land and return Seats are spaced further apart than on our planes most of the flight time is given over to food and re freshments and generally speak ing there is more of leisureliness than Americans are used to in their air travel For our first look at Singapore we went out for what was de scribed as a sample of night life Happy World Amusement was our goal What we saw is still almost unbelievable to us Patrons pay a slight fee to get into the park where they must AP Wirephoto DAMAGES PAINTING Unjagra Viliegas 42year old Bolivian is held at Paris after hurling a rock at the Mona Lisa famed Leonardo de Vinci painting hanging in the Louvre The rock shattered the protective glass shield over the priceless painting and chipped a fingernailsized fleck from the figures elbow Viliegas could give no reason for the outburst Iowas Traffic Toll 6 Business Prospects Even Better for 57 Lake Woman Killed When Hit by Auto Mrs A N Michaels about 70 Clear Lake was killed Monday afternoon as she descended from a bus at the east edge of Clear Lake on Highway 106 She stepped into the path of a car driven by Charles Spratt 16 Clear Lake High School student She died before an ambulance arrived Mrs Michaels had boarded the bus in downtown Clear Lake at She got off at a lane about four blocks east of Lincoln School She was on her way to visit her daughterinlaw Mrs George Michaels Crisis MidEast Voted Top Story Oil and water mixed to produce the biggest news story of 1956 More significant than the courageous but pathetic revolt against Russian rule in Hungary even more important than Presi dent Eisenhowers reelection was Gamal Abdel Nassers seizure of ttie Suez waterway and the consequences that brought the jittery world perilously close to the brink of war Members of the GlobeGazettes news staff voting in the an nual poll to determine the 10 biggest stories of a big news year named the Middle East crisis number one As the year drew to an end the ancient land of the Pharoahs was the worlds most explosive trouble center England and France were politically and economically shaken The estrange ment of the worlds two mightiest powers the United States and Russia was wider and more serious To make matters even worse the vital Suez was completely blocked by vessels scuttled there by the Egyptians during the AngloFrench invasion This cut Europe off from its vital source of oil andbrought about the return of fuel rationing in many countries Figured on the basis of 10 points for first place 9 points for second and so on the crisis accumulated 114 points It was barely enough to stand off the challenge of the Hungarian revolt which amassed a total of 112 points The results of the poll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas New Years holiday death toll rose to six over the weekend as four more persons died in traffic accidents and two in a fire in Cedar Rapids As the year drew to a close the states motor vehicle death toll climbed to 724 as against 629 tor 1955 Highway accident victims since the long New Years holiday weekend started at 6 Friday include John Wahlert 22 Exira who died Sunday evening in an Atlan tic hospital of injuries suffered when the car in which he was rid jing went off Highway 71 near Brayton early Sunday morning Marshell Hepker 10monthold daughter of Mr and Mrs Rich ard Hepker of near Bloomfield killed in a twocar collision four miles north of Bloomfield on Highway 63 shortly before mid night Saturday Johnny Blair 8yearold son of Mr and Mrs Dean Blair of Oska loosa killed in the collision of his bicycle with a dairy truck in a residential section of Oskaloosa Saturday Louis G Hulme 21 Reinbeck who died in an auto accident near Reinbeck Friday night The fire victims were Terry Clark 14 and his sister Merily 9 children of Mr and Mrs Lee Clark of Cedar Rapids Firemen said they died Satur day as fire broke out suddenly and swiftly enveloped their home in a relatively new Cedar Rapids housing development A motorist who turned in the alarm said he something like an explosion as he approached the home Clark was reported in critical condition with third degree burns suffered in the blaze His wife was less seriously burned One of Mason Citys top years of expansion closed Monday Prospects are for an even bigger year in 1957 the citys business and industrial leaders reported Retail sales during 1956 will top 1955s previous record high of in Mason City reports by merchants indicate Officers of both banks forecast that 1957 would be even bigger One spur to the 1957 retail trade will be the opening next fall of the shopping center at 19th and S Federal Ground is to be broken within a month ac cording to the developer Philip kets Piggly Wiggly and Red Owl this true Reports for the country They are nearly complete for the S S Kresge Co variety store which increased the amount of floor space desired Some 16 smaller retail units also will be included in the shop To Push Civil Rights is ping the center former It is to North be built on lowa fair grounds The two bank officers Fred C as a whole are Truth of their estimate is shown W President in reports from the agriculturalElsennowei Monday told Repubii industries can congressional leaders he in The hog kill by Jacob E to Press for action in tha er and Sons is the largest Congress on his controversial that of 1944 during World War program State Brand Creameries White House Press Secretary reported the volume of butter Jame cHagerty said this was handled up 25 per cent from of the matters discussed in a ready have been completed he said for the square feet required by Sears Roebuck and and the two big supermar Chicago realtor Plans and specifications al Heneman president of the National and R A Potter president of the United Home Bank and Trust both attrib uted better times to the big 1956 crop in North lowa The Mason City territory is IstjThe coop during the year spent with the GOP legisla million dollars on a leaders on the administra jtions program for 1957 warehouse and equipment International Minerals and Hagerty said Eisenhower also Chemical Corp and the Swift and told the leaders he expects a bal Co commercial fertilizer plantsjanced budget for the new fiscal better off on the whole this ter than said Heneman No drought better crops and better hog prices all join to make b o t h reported use ganic plant food of inorjyear barring some unforeseen increasingjdecline in tax revenue Filibustser Possible The Mason City plant of the In reply to reporters ques American Crystal Sugar Co protions Hagerty made it clear that duced more than pounds Dr Lloyd Gustafson Is Transferred to Church in Illinois The Rev Dr Lloyd A Gustafson pastor of the First Methodist Church hi Mason City will become pastor of the Park Ridge Methodist Church effective Feb 15 The transfer was announced Saturday by Bishop G Gerald Ensley at Des Moines Dr Gustafson who has been pastor of the Mason City church will be succeeded by the Rev Dr George Truman 57 who has served 13 years as pastor of the Park Ridge Church Dr Carl a native of JDlderville was graduated from Carthage College and the Boston University school of theology He holds hon orary degrees from Lincoln Me morial University in Tennessee and Iowa Wesleyan Mount Pleas of sugar in 1956 Prospects are for increasing production in the years immediately ahead ac the administration intends to push the civil rights program de spite the prospect of a Senate fil immediately ahead acibuster developing in the opening cording to Manager A G Quamjdays of the new session me Consumption prices and Asked whether there was dis marketing allotments by the govcussion of the possibility of the ernment are all increasing civil rights proposals being tied Higher Prices up in a filibuster at the outset As prices increase the farmHaSclrtv epUed that GOP leaders ers will share by getting sad lheV would press for ac Nations Toll Reaches 231 FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES The New Year weekend traffic death toll is advancing steadily but at a considerably slower pace than the recordsetting Christmas Monday with more the 102hour holiday holiday At noon than half period completed highway acci dents had taken 231 lives There have been 25 deaths by fire and 53 miscellaneous fatalities for an overall total of 309 The carnage on the nations highways during the Christmas a fourday period left 706 persons dead The otal ant Six Children The Carls have six children Mrs Ruth Johnston Park Forest Mrs Margaret Sweney Los Angeles Mrs Dorothy MacFar lane Palo Alto Mrs Nor man Oksnee Boulder Rob ert 21 a ministerial student at DcPauw University and Sharon 12 The new minister expects to move to Mason City aboulJTeb 15 Dr Gustafson began his minis terial career as associate pastor at Mason Cily in 1925 following his graduation from Cornell Col lege Mount Vernon He left Mason City in 1927 to enter the Boston University school of theology after which he became associate minister of the Maiden Center Methodist Church In 1932 he went to Providence R as associate pastor of the Mathcuson S I r c c t Methodist Church in lives from reached 884 also a all accidents new record East RANKING 1 The Crisis in the Middle 2 Hungarian Revolt 3 The Election 4 Sinking of the Andrea Doria 5 Desegregation and Its Problems 6 Denunciation of the Dead Stalin 7 Grand Canyon Airline Disaster 8 Ikes Heitis Surgery 9 Sgt McKeons Death March 10 Riots and Birth of Independent Communism in Poland 27 POlNTSiFires killed 54 of the 178 nontraf Out of Possible 120 fic victims 114 112 89 66 64 47 36 35 31 Brush Fires UnderControl In held Three the years three Pastorates that followed he pastorales in lowa 193334 at Greene 193436 at Wa verly and 19o640 at Mount Verj non Dr Gustafson occupied the pul pit of the First Methodist Cluirchij jin Clinton from 1940 to 1945 at which time he was called to Ma son City for the second time In 12 years he has scon thejl of an church educational plant and the IlTTriTT MALIBU Calif W A moist blanket of fog drifted Monday across the firesearedgrowth of his congregation from prices for their sugar beet he ex plained This will increase acre ages and tonnages of beets pro duced for the local mill All building records e r e broken in Mason City during 1956 too The in building permit valuations compares with high The Northwestern States Port Jland Cement Co finished a million expansion program and started another half million dol lar project in 1956 The Lehigh Portland Cement Co started million worth tiou on measures in those fields Filibuster or no filibuster reporter asked They said they would press fop Hagerty replied As for the budget and tax out look Hagerty dictated this state ment in the preious r The secretary Humphrey and of the treasury the director of the budget Percival Bruntiage first outlined the fiscal details of the domestic side of the 1958 budget as well as projected re ceipts and expenditures for 1957 Balanced Budget Both the secretary and tha budget director expressed ihe be i of expansion in 1956 on top t of its S7 million program Whenjlief that continuing economies in the work is completed in operation of the government two coupled with no loss of existing revenues would result in contin uation of a balanced Mason City will have the largest cement plants in Iowa Dial Phones The Northwestern Bell Tele phone Co during 1956 completed the building portion of its 000 conversion to dial phones in Mason City The changeover is expected in May after which the entire citys phones will be in the GArden exchange All phones will The Peoples Gas and Electric completed a half million dollar propane gas plant at the west edge of the city It will help pro vide gas during the heavy winter consumption period A steady program also is going on to pro vide essential power facilities for industrial expansion Mercy Hospital completed its expansion to 300 beds with entire lly new facilities Park Hospital tarled construction of an addil tion which will provide 7U beds and also now facilities for its clinic Church Building Mason Citys multimillion dol lar church building program sinca the war took another jump in 1956 The First Presbyterian con gregation started construction of a church in Willoworook Addition St James Lutheran ln a started a fellowship hall The 1958 fiscal year is the 12 months beginning next July 1 Hagerty talked with newsmen after Eisenhower flanked by most of his cabinet had conferred with the Republican congression al leaders for 3 hours and 15 min utes In a reply to a question Hagerty said there had been no discussion of the possibility of a tax cut Up to now administration officials have expressed considerable skep ticism about the possibility of a tax cut The Republican leaders will be joined at the White House Tues day by the Democratic chiefs in Congress for a review of ihe in ternational situation with specif ic attention to administration ideas on how to bolster the Middle East against he threat of Com munist penetration Then are reports the President may ask standby authority to usa U S troops in the Middle East DR GEORGE CARL Monica Mountains where more for their entertain Theyre charged for the spend ment opportunity to spend Like Bazar Carnival Actually nation of the park carnival is a and combi bazar Booths with all manner of mer chandise are sandwiched in be tween dance halls shooting gal leries movies and native the aters rides of all kind No mat ter what it is youre looking for the chances are strong yuull be able to find it at Hajtpy World Amusement Park Three languages Malayan Chinese and spoken Fires Wreck 2 Cathedrals three disastrous fires glowed only was discovered at Monias cmbcrs day scores of detectives bcganj Firc officials Sunday night dc about to He 1903 e area anything About 100 persons if they c were in St and from from half Califor was born at Havelock in He was reared on a farm of Fort Dodge and was Harcourt High locallschool Military Plane Crash in Arabia Is Fatal to 15 58 counticsrumbled home I I I Josephs for 7 Mass when duri the nj h r n mi ri n rtf c man Catholic Cathedral here Monday only 31 hours after a blaze of undetermined origin had wrecked another Catholic church St Patricks in downtown Hart ford The two churches are a little more than a mile apart City officials saying that the circumstances of two church fires in so short a space of time war ranted the move ordered around theclock police protection for ev ery church and synagogue in the city Fire Marshal George Kennedy said Sunday that arson is one of the possibilities under considera here We heard Ihcm all on in the St Patricks fire first fling at nightlife But we had which caused more than to supply most of the English damage ourselvesl 1 Soon after the cathedral lire faint haze of smoke seeping into that Only scattered e m b e r s re Many Honors Dr Gustafson is secretary Both are to be finished cady in avito 1957 No small part of the construc tion program in the city was ibe total for 212 new homes started during the year The city of Mason City has a big construction program slated for 1957 It includes 54 blocks of paving asked by the adjoining BAHREIN pcrsonslnome owners a bridge i 11 i i v T DIES OF INJURIES SIOUX CITY Frank Oliver son 49 of Minneapolis died pital here Saturday as of injuries suffered in accident near Onawa resuit About The Weather ofjwere killed when mained within the perimeters of there was a fire All got out fire here the one centered out difficulty No one was in St Patricks when a policeman discovered the fire there about Sun day a Pierce N and a new the national Methodist Board ofForce Constellation crashed water lower on Saudi Arabias Dhahran E elc Mason City Partly cloudy and colder through Tuesday Monday night 1520 High Tues day upper 20s eace dhs f SAME dozen miles north of Zuma Beach and a third over the crest of the mountains adjoining the Zuma fire in the Lake Sherwood area Between them they burned over more than 60 square miles Sixty seven homes were destroyed One man was killed and two fire fighters seriously injured As fog replaced the dry gusty winds that fanned flames for four days hundreds of persons who fled from the fire returned to the scorched area Some found only a chimney standing been elected a delegate to the general conference of the church which meets every four years He was named to attend the 1948 con ference in Boston the 1952 con ference in San Francisco and the 1956 conference in Minneapolis In Mason City Dr Gustafson was an active member of the Ro tary Club He was for several years president of the Mason City Community Concert Assn and has been director of the Greeters Club and president of the Minis terial Assn of Mason City Kentuckys owa Generally fair and colder in a heavy midnight fog Sunday night the Air Force re ported here Monday The plane was one of three Con stellations which arrived at Dhah ran after an 11hour flight from Tripoli Libya The other two flew on to land at Muhrraq Airport Bahrein The crashed plane was reported to have hit sand in the bad visi bility yards short of the run flames Fif outright or way and burst into tcen were killed Concerning his Gustafson said burned to death Twentyseven transfer Dr other persons who were aboard scrambled to safely The county road program will be even more extensive but will also involve Mason City traffic considerably because of new ac cess roads being blacktoppcd to the northwest and northeast The nine miles of blacktopping are part of a mile county road improvement program The Mason City postoffice also Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and colder east Low Monday night 1525 Further outlook Partly cloudy with warming trend Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy and much colder Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy little change in temperature GlobeGazette Weather Data reflected the increased volume am Monday local business Postmaster Henry Pendergraft reported a new dollar volume and also a record of nearly 10 million letters handled Knowing a church and city Dhahran is equipped with a DES The fires ruined Christmas forjfor a span of 32 years makes controlled approach many families driving them fromleaving difficult The roots havejtcm but the equipment was BANDIT HUNTED MOINES UP Police Maximum Sunday 4R Minimum Sunday night 29 At 8 Monday 29 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 10 GlobeGazette weather data up tut traffic death H bourn in itheir homes and wiping ilhat was left behind out all hern deep and the rewarding experiences operating Icrash Monday for tuo men j to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday a Minimum Saturday 2B notwho held up a service station at at the time of Ihcilenriant and robbed him of iSaturday night Al 8 Sunday ;