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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home V V MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE UK HI N I WS PAPER THAT MAKI S ALL N 0 T H I O W A N S NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seveg Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 1957 Two Sectionssection Order Inquiry InhrGrash Fatal to 20 The World Around Us Calcutta Has Places of Beauty mi Number 66 EDITORS NOTE This is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL PROM AN AIRPLANE H I G I OVER THE GANGES IN GEN TRAL we approac New Delhi on the next phase o our jaunt around th world I can see an imposin bank of Himalayan mountains 15 miles to the east at this moment Id like to di into my sped brand of hiero glyphics f o some random recollections o that unique me tropolis know asCalcutta First of all perhaps should amen W Earl Hall the impression may have given that only squalo and unhappiness reside there That isnt the case There are some scenes and objects of tru beauty and there are people wh live most comfortably and graci ously We visited in the home o one such family the John Paul ins met on a plane out of Darwin Miadan Park Among the places of beautj which will linger always in my memory is the a two milesquare plot of sheer loveli ness in the very heart of the sprawling city In it are recrea tional facilities cricket soccer hockey even a baseball diamond which draw thousands of users haircut at a cost oJ a n c every day and the place is packed on Saturdays and Sun days Victoria Memorial building nearby is a model of architectur al charm Barbers in Calcutta offer one special service to their custo mers After the shave is finished six cents American money the patron lifts his hands skyward and the barber goes to work un der his arms Weve become accustomed to something akin to chiropractic treatments from bar bers in this part of the No Compromise Calcutta has its ginricksha troubles Customers would like to be drawn by men on bikes but men on loot vested inter est in the business Until some other occupation can be found for the barefooted men who have given their lives to pattering around the city between two shafts in front of a tiny cart there will be no compromise with progress in this area Everywhere you turn in Cal cutta you run into a statue of the redtongued goddess from whom the city got its name Shes called Kali and she is always shown standing on one of her victims Just what it is she did to break into the Hindu hierarchy of gods and goddesses I never did learn Shes really quite a killer Sleep Under Nets Elsewhere in southeastern Asia and the Pacific Islands people sleep under nets Canopies theyre called if they extend to the Calcuttians how ever dont bother with such pre cautionsThere are mosquitoes but they are not of the malaria spreading so we were told As at Singapore the British left their mark on Calcutta in the period between 1690 and 1949 A representative of the East Indies Company staked out a claim in Singapore in 1690 Lord Clive claimed all of India for Britain in 1757 Indians were given their independence in 1949 Communist Bid Poverty is helping the Commu nists with their bid for Indian support at this time A Czecho slovakian trade exhibit and a Russian acrobatic circus are playing to overflow houses in Calcutta at this very time But theres a good supply of residual friendship for the Brit ish thanks to their foresight in pulling out before they were forced out of India France and Holland havent been that smart in dealing with their colonial empires But 80 Survive Tragedy Airliner Hits on Island NEW YORK WlFive govern agencies including the FBI Saturday joined in an in vestigation the crash of a Miamibound airliner which crashed in a driving snowstorm Friday night after taking off from LaGuardia Field At least 20 persons were killed and only a handful of the others REMAINS OF ILLFATED PLANE Policemen stand guard over the burned out wreckage of a Northeast Airlines plane onlv the nose and tail of which identifiable after the crash on Rikers AP Wirepliotos Island in New York background are buildings of Rickeis Island city prison Saud Plans to Extend Stay in U S WASHINGTON ff King Sau of Saudi Arabia has decided t extend his stay in Washington evidently for further talks wit top officials on Middle East ern problems There was immediate specula ion that some difficulties migh lave arisen in Bauds conference with President Eisenhower But American officials bey were certain this was no true that the taUcs had been go vng extremely well A spokesma ror the king said vthe meeting have been held in an atmospher of warm Such an atmosphere was pres ent Friday at a dinner Saud ave for Eisenhower at a down own hotel Saud praised the United States or supporting the principles o be United Nations in sponsoring peace in the world and selfde ermination for peoples under colonial rule Responding Eisenhower said he felt their talks will bring our countries into closer understand ng with each other and there ore into closer Report Prince Has Cerebral Palsy WASHINGTON physi ians at Walter Reed Hospital ave decided that Prince Mash ur favorite son of ung Saud of Saudi Arabia ap arently is suffering from cere ral palsy The boy is staying in the pres dential suite at the hospital while ndergoing examination The hild has been partially paralyzed ince birth Doctors in his home ountry have been unable to diag ose the ailment positively The White House said Prince lashhur would leave the hospital Tonday to rejoinhis father who is an official guest of Eisenhower All About The Weather Mason City Occasional light snow through Sunday High Sunday near 20 Low Saturday night 1015 Iowa Partly cloudy and slightly warmer north snow flurries in south Saturday night low 1015 north to lower 20s south Sun day cloudy north freezing driz zle south Minnesota Partly cloudy north snow south Saturday night and Sunday Not so cold Saturday night and locally warmer Sun day GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 31 Minimum Friday Night 9 At 8 Saturday 15 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum j IN CASH TAKEN Gunmen Captured Soon After Oran Bank Holdup WEST UNION IfflTwo gunmen were nabbed within half an hour after robbing the Oran Iowa Savings Bank of about Fri day afternoon Robert Allen Streit 30 and Les lie Leroy Johnson 40 former con victs from Oelwein were charged with robbery with aggravation at Oelwein Friday night They waived preliminary hearing be fore Justice of the Peace Hugh McGee and transferred to the county jail here after failing to post bond of each The bandits entered the Oran Mundt Gomes to Defense of Wilson WASHINGTON Sen Mundt RSD said Saturday Secretary of Defense Wilson is doing a good job and should be judged on his by what Mundt called his mistaken re marks Mundts defense of Wilson came after the cabinet member denied any intention of reflecting on in dividuals when he said last Mon day there was a sort of scandal nvolved when some young men enlisted in the National Guard during the Korean War and avoided combat service Training System The defense secretary said our criticism is not of the guards men but of a training system vhich he said is inadequate Wilson said in a statement Fri Groundhog Fails to See in Iowa Anyway Light snow was reported in parts of Iowa Saturday morning but the Weather Bureau said it did not look for any heavy snow in the state For those who are inter ested in Groundhog Day skies were overcast which is supposed to indicate that less than six weeks of win ter remain Temperatures were ex pected to remain about con stant with a slight upward trend Saturday night and Sunday day night It cannot be denied C that the lot of those who en tered the Na tional Guard and were not mobilized easier than that of the young men who were inducted by Se lective Service or who volun teered for the MUNDT active forces uring the Korean fighting At the same time he acknowl dged the great contribution e said had been made by Na ional Guard units which were ailed up and fought in the Ko ean War No Retraction But in issuing this statement Vilson did not retract the re mark that President Eisenhower as called That re nark has aroused heavy critic sm in Congress and among Na lonal Guard leaders Eisenhower gave every out rard sign of good feeling toward and Mrs Wilson when the iree headed southward Satur ay morning in Eisenhowers lane Columbine III Mrs Wil on had termed Eisenhowers omments about her husband uncalled Eisenhower was leaving to pend two days relaxing and golf Hungary Releases 6 Western Students NICKELSDORF Austria UP Richard Roraback other Western students the Austrian border Sat urday from Hungary where they were expelled for their daring es capades in connection with the Hungarian revolution TJie six students including a British gir1 arrived at this Iron Curtain border point in a police escort from Budapest They had been accused by the Budapest regime of charges ranging from smuggling out refugees to simple visa irregularities jing at Augusta Ga The Wilsons accompanying him that far and the Columbine then was to take them on to Miami Wilson plans a twoweek vacation in Florida 2 Des Moines Clubs Raided 9 Arrested DES MOINES early Saturday raided two downtown key Alien Inn Club and the Loop Club They seized 29 bottles of liquor and arrested nine persons bank about 3 armed with a 22caliber pistol and a 38 caliber revolver Earl Lockwood bank president said he thought they looked fa miliar but got no reply when he asked their names The pair ordered Lockwood two bank employes and Anthony Ger stenberger Oelwein farmer who was filling out his federal income tax return to go to a back room and lie down Entering the open vault lhej took all the cash including about 150 pounds in coins and fled in a black sedan owned by an Oelwein concrete firm for whom Johnson worked part time Broadcast Alarm Sheriff Fred House was called and immediately broadcast an alarm Three Highway Patrol men in an Oelwein cafe for cof fee heard the alarm and fanned out Patrolman Robert Ohrt and Pa trol Sgt Melvin Hove spotted the car coming towards them on Highway 190 about five miles outhwest of Oelwein patrolmen turned around the other car stopped and the men gave up without re sistance Ohrt said he found some of the money under the front seat and the guns in the back seat under some clothes He related the men the bank in dress clothes then changed to working apparel after they left the bank Needed Money The sheriff quoted Streit as say ng he had been unemployed foT he past two years and that the air robbed the bank because you lave to Ohrt quoted one as saying Its ust one of those things So we ot caught So what House said Streit had been sen enccd to seven years in prison or obtaining money under false pretenses in 1952 and was parolee n 1954 Johnson was sentenced in 951 to a five year prison term or larceny and paroled in 1954 Ohrt is the brother of Herbert Ohrt 431 1st Mason City Patrolman Ohrt makes his home t Independence Senate Asks Survey on Liquor Issue DES MOINES biparti san resolution was filed in the Iowa Senate Friday to create a study committee to make a sur vey on support of legalization of liquorbythedrink Gov Herschel C Loveless called for a study committee to review the states liquor policies but did not specifically mention the controversial subject of liq uorbythedrink A concurrent resolution by 11 senators headed by Frank C Byers ItMarion and Thomas J Dailey D specifi cally mentioned legalizing liquor bythedrink as one of the sub jects to be studied It called for creation of a com mittee of five senators and five unhurt in the aboard escaped flaming tragedy Figures on the total number of persons varied The Boston office of Northeast Airlines said 100 were aboard the airlines New York office said 101 and New York police set the total at 103 Hospitals reported caring for 80 survivors Police said that at least half the survivors who included the planes sixmember crew suf fered serious injuries Hit Rikers Island The heavily loaded Northeast Airlines DC6A less than two min utes after it left the field CREWMEN ESCAPE Capt AJva Marsh 49 and I light Engineer Angelo Andon stand in the snow with an unidentified Northeast Airlines employe following their escape from the DCS on Rikers York City crash of the Island New smashed into the ground of Rikers Island in the East River The sland site of a city prison is hreequarters of a mile from La Guardia Angel Gorbea confined in the penitentiary on the tiuy island gave a vivid account the re sounding crash of the fourengine plaae Two explosions the second louder than the first announced Gorbea siid from his vantage point In a prison window Gorbea related this scene The whole sky even through representatives to policy and make survey liquor recommenda the snow was lighted We the tions to the Legislature by Feb 22 A resolution introduced earlier in the day would require any changes in Iowas liquor laws to be submitted to a vole of the people The measure calling for aa amendment to the Iowa Con stitution was signed by Rep Clark McNeal RBclmond and 37 other Republicans Since it called for a constitu tional change the Legislature still would have at five years in which it could change the liquor aws without public approval Aft er that any bill that passed both houses would be subject to a statewide referendum Four Airmen Killed in Crash of Bomber prisoners stood at the windows We saw people tumbling out of that were all lighted too by the flames We saw them and their shadows We saw them stumble Clothes on Fire We saw some fall we saw some just jump out land on their hands and knees und then get up beat at them maybe their and rim They selves because clothes were burning Some just ran a few feet from the plane and rolled in the snow as if they were trying to smother the fire on their Six children wore aboard and at one died One survivor told of kicking a hole in the fuse lage to escape He turned towards the plane for a second and saw a Israeli in Clash With U N Troops at Gaza UNITED NATIONS N Y UP A clash between Israeli and U N Emergency Forces UNEF and growing tension along the IsraeliEgyptian bor der lent force Saturday to U N demands that Israel quit Egyp tian territory at once The General Assembly began weekend debate on new Ameri canbacked proposals to get Is rael out of Egypt and take steps to maintain Middle East peace The situation was given a 1 note of urgency when lhe United Nations announced that a Swedish patrol of UNEF ex changed fire with Israeli sol diers near the Gaza Strip Fri day morning No casualties were reported H was the first clash in volving UNEF and Israeli sol diers although a Yugoslav unit complained earlier of Israeli mines UNEF troops ex changed fire with Egyptian ter rorists in Port Said shortly after the international force en tered the area child thrown at him He caught it and ran to safety GLOUCESTER Mass A Prison trusty told of retriev ing a mother and hor 18monlhs sixjet Air Force B47 bombei crashed flaming into the sea off this fishing port Friday night The body of one of the fourman crew was recovered Saturday by the Coast Guard Fishermen who witnessed the crash picked up four life jackets and pieces of the craft They said they saw no survivors Portsmouth NT Air Force Base reported a B47 missing after it failed to return from a routine training flight old infant from footdeep show that covered the crash scene a field used by the prison to raise garden vegetables Nearblizzard conditions pre vented the plane from taking off for three hours and 15 minutes At one point the plane was towed back into a hanger to clear the of ice and snow Received Clearance Oskaloosa Man Heads Iowa Education Assn DES MOINES WSupt Joe L Rolled back on the runway it I received clearance at 6 p m RESCUE WORKA grimfaced fireman carries the blanketed form of a airliner crash victim to an ambulance at the 134th Street Ferry pier in the Bronx A heavy snow at the time hin dered rescue work Inmates Get Credit for Saving Lives NEW YORK UP You tell about the the police nan on Rikers Island said What hey did Without them many would have died out Prisoners were working in poul try houses less than 100 yards from the spot the crashing airlin er ended its bellyslide in the snowcovered prison farm field Other inmates were working on a nearby snow crew Heroic Work They went right in there said Patrolman William Burke They took them out in their They went up to the fire and dragged them said a prison guard Who should I write to thank them a slightly injured passen ger asked the doctor who tended her i Prisoners carried seriously jwounded passengers in their arms Marsh the plane was off the ground lhe Education and Dr Oscarj Thompson of Iowa State Teachers College won a contest for election to the vice presidency 14TH VICTIM NEW HAVEN Conn f 1 duimi a minute it started loi eeased trom Cells Gcttys of the Oskaloosa public flatten He fought for al of wcre re schools was elevated Saturday lojvainlv leased from a cellbiock and from the presidency of the Iowa State t h offiee duties lo Join them On Suddenly it heeled over sharply Uieir own initiative said a deputy Jrth I warden they ran for trucks to earthward Marsh and his cocarry more injured L4th person died Saturday burns received in the Jan 24 ment factory fire of SAME pilot George Basil Dixwcll Strat ham N said they thought their plane struck a pole on the island The impact of the crash tore off the planes left wing and knocked its outboard engine from its mounting It crunched into the ground ripping off the left side of the aircraft and burst into flames and heavy smoke Northeast recently leased the plane from the Flying Tigers Line a cargo carrier to inausu rate flight service to Miami The airline began flying the Florida Prisoners charged with all the misdemeanors of a great city gently led the dazed but walking survivors through the snow In the hospital thieves com forted children gamblers tender ly stripped charred clothing from the burned Street brawlers lifted stretchers into black prison vans carried them off on to the bleak ferry and stepped back 4 CARS DERAILED BURLINGTON UP Four cars of a 91car Burlington freight JKHIIH ut a Dill nClKfll route last Dec 27 after it won train jumped the tracks in the government approval of the servlyards Friday night when a joiir icc extension over the opposition na sheared an axle on one of the 01 rival airlines cars ;