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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Homo CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIil Associated Press and United Press Full Wirei Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 1957 This Paper Consists ol Two One No lit Arab Bloc Gambles on Support The World Around Us i A Visit to Birthplace of Christ Number 83 EDITORS is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how1 they feel toward America are more em phasized fay Mr Hail than scenic features By W EARL HALL BETHLEHEM IN J U D E Little Town of Bethlehem is going to have a new meaning for me from now on 1 have stood in the sacred precincts where Jesus was born Ive looked upon what is regarded as the exact spot where in swaddling clothes He was laid in a manger A 12mile trip by motor car brought me and my colleague to this once undis tinguislied little city where Jo seph and Mary one night were assigned to stable actually a cave because there was no room in the W EARL HALL The Church of the Nativity oldest edifice in continuous re ligious use in the entire world now marks the exact spot where this most important single event in the history of civilization took place Even our Godless nations measure time from Christs birth Franciscan Service Three denominations of ancien origin Roman Catholic Greek and Armenian share in5 ale operations of this holiest o shrines As we descended to the area in which the Christchilc was born a service by the Fran ciscan order was in progress We paused to hear it out an ex perience not to be ever The Church of the Nativity dates back to the 5th century when Helena mother of Constan tine Romes first Christian Em peror dedicated her life to seek ing out the hallowed places o Christianity and erecting suitabl markings In Jerusalem thi Church of the Holy Sepulchre wa a fruit of her consecration alonj with numerous others A couple of centuries late Persian conquerors came into th Holy Land Only one Christiai shrine escaped their devastatin hand That curiously enough was this Church of the Nativity Thats how it comes to be th oldest of Christian Churches Open To Argument Whether the star which pur ports to mark the place wher Jesus was born is demonstrabl in the precise spot is doubtfu That goes for the manger are which in holy seasons contain a dolllike symbol of the Chris Child This likewise is open to ar gument by those who like t argue The specific designations hav been made in response to tha something in all of us which keep inquiring Just exactly wher did this happen The fact no open to question is that the in which served Bethlehem 195 years ago was in the genera area of what is now the Churc of the Nativity Huge Population Increase The towns population in those days is estimated at from to Today swollen by Arab refugees from Israel a scant two miles distant it approximates The 12mile route to Je rusalem only a mile or two of it known to Jesus is lined with cave dwelling places for these unfortunate displaced persons Most of the ancient road is in Jewishheld Palestine and a highway has been chiseled out of the barren rock As you approach Bethlehem your attention is directed to a fertile area deep in a valley to thr north and west of the city It was in these fields that shep herds watched on the Night of Nights and saw the revealing star In those selfsame fields Ruth gleaned after the reapers and was wooed by a king Refer to them as either Fields of the Shepherds or Fields of Boaz and youll be understood AP Wirephoto THEY DID IT WITH THEIR LITTLE Hefler triplets of Chicago whose second birthday coincides with Geoige Washingtons contemplate damage to birthday cake Elizabeth and Marie left to right agreed things turned out to be a mess but it was mighty tasty while it lasted Scores Hurt in Crash of Transport SEOUL Korea UP A Air Force C124 Globemaster with 59 persons aboard crashlanded rriday on a tiny island in the Han River near Seoul injuring scores of persons There were no immediate re ports of fatalities but many pas engers were reported injured By midnight more than four lours after the crash 56 injured lad been evacuated by Army helicopters to a hospital 20 miles away A hospital spokesman said most of them suffered burns and Tactures Far East Air Force Headquar ters said the big transport was carrying 10 crewmen and 149 pas sengers most of them service men flying to Japan for rest and recreation leaves Officials said the plane appar ently developed engine trouble and made the emergency landing about 20 miles after taking ofi rom Kimpo Air Base About The Weather Mason City Fair and colder Fri day night low 812 below Fair and continued cold Saturday high 1518 Iowa Fair Friday night colder southeast continued cold north west low 10 below northwest to 5 above southeast Fair and continued cold Saturday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 8 to 10 degrees below normal Saturday through next Wednesday Some warm ing Sunday Colder again mid dle of next week Normal highs 34 north to 43 south Normal lows 15 north to 22 south Snow flurries expected occasionally next week but little or no pre cipitation accumulation is in dicated Minnesota Light snow cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 30 Minimum Thursday night 3 At 8 Friday 0 Precipitation 2W snow Cold Wave Covers Iowa Highways Glazed in Spots A cold wave hit much of Iowa Thursday night and Friday and the trend was expected to con tinue through Saturday The mercury skidded to 11 be low at Sibley 4 below at Spencer 3 below at Mason City and 2 be low at Sioux City early Friday Davenport was warmest with a minimum of 24 With the cold air came some fairly heavy snow in northern sec tions ranging up to 4 inches at Sibley 3 at Spencer 2 at Mason City and Sioux City and an inch at Council Bluffs Freezing rain which fell in ad vance of Ihe snow left highways glazed with ice in parts of north ern and western Iowa YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 20 7 Five Hurt in Blast at Houston Plant HOUSTON Tex UP The explo sion of a tank containing Order Hunt for Missing Union Data WASHINGTON UP Senate in vestigators ordered a searcl Friday for the facts about re ported destruction of some Team sters Union financial records they sought to examine Sen McClellan DArk told a news conference Thursday the records have disappeared from files of the 11state Western Con ference of Teamsters in Seattle McClellan heads a special Sen ate committee seeking evidence of racketeer influence and cor ruption in labor unions and in dustry Robert F Kennedy the com mittee counsel said the union re ported the documents were de stroyed prior to service of a sub poena under which the committee sought to seize them Kennedy said the papers would shed some light on transac tions between Dave Beck the unions president and Frank W Brewster president of the West ern Conference Beck now tour ing in Europe has denied he left the country to avoid testifying in public hearing as the commit tee will launch next Tuesday Brewster has been cited by the Senate on contempt of Congress charges for refusing to surrender gallons of caustic soda rocked the Champion Paper and Fibre Co plant at nearby Pasadena Friday injuring at least five per sons conference records to the Senate investigations S u b c o m in ittee which McClellan also heads or to answer its questions Brewster said it had no right to investigate him The tank was located outside the causticizing unit at the plant on the ship canal Cause of the ex plosion was not immediately de termined BULLETIN TOKYO UP The govern ment of ailing Premier Tan zan Ishibashi decided Friday to resign en masse just two months after it was formed PERMIT NEEDED Recommend New Nursing Home Law DES MOINES stringent Iowa state nursing home law was recommended for passage by the House Public Health Committee Thursday Under the proposed bill a nursing home application li cense would have to be accom panied by a certificate of in spection and compliance signed by the state fire mar shal Not Actually lit The State Health Department suggested the committeeap proved bill It is for the hand ling of individuals who are not actually ill and not in need of hospital care but need skilled nursing care and related medi cal Each nursing home would need a State Health Department license after next July 4 Annual license fees would be for homes of 10 beds or less for those of 10 to 25 beds for 25 to 75 beds for homes of 75 to 150 beds and for those of more than 150 beds 24Hour Program Under the measure a nursing home would be defined as aa institution providing an organ ized continuing 24hour pro gram of nursing care commen surate with the needs of the pa tients and supervised either by a licensed registered or prac tical nurse Either a house physician or individually selected physi cians would direct medical or nursing care The Health Department would have authority to deny suspend or revoke a license for failure to comply withj regulations or standards or for such reasons as Cruelty or indifference to welfare of patients financial inability of the operator to con duct a home according to mini mum standards and poor moral character Three Hurt in CarTrain Crash at Charles City CHARLES CITY The driver of a car which collided with a train here Thursday afternoon was hospitalized with a concus sion and possible skull fracture He is Lloyd Eggers 19 who was driving a car which ran into a Milwaukee freight train on a crossing here Passengers were Shirley Beck 13 Betty Merrill 13 and Gene Putney 17 All are from Charles City Putney escaped injury but the other three were taken to the Cedar Valley Hospital The girls were treated and released Miss Merrill had left ankle bruises and a side injury and Miss Beck a cut lip and a bruised knee Call for Israeli Rebuff Crucial U N Debate Opens UNITED NATIONS Gambling on American support the Arab bloc in the United Na tions planned to ask the As sembly Friday to clamp crip pling economic and mililarj sanctions on Israel The Asia nAfrican group was expected to bring the sanctions demand before the General Assembly Friday after noon then wait for the United States to declare its position Leaders of the group held last minute confer enees on the precise word ing of the res olution Basic ally it report edly would cal on mem bers to refrain from giving fi nancial e c o nomic or mill tary aid to Is rael because o pull out of th Gaza Strip and the Egyptian coast on the Gulf of Aqaba Israel Stands Pat The Arab move was spurred b Israels refusal to comply wit President Eisenhowers lates appeal to pull back behind th 1949 armistice lines Premier David BenGurion tol Israels Parliament howevet that his government is seekin further negotiations to reach understanding with the Unite Nations and the United States BenGurion ordered Abba Eban back to Washingto to explain his governments po sition Dispatches from Jerusalem in dicated that the Israel delegatio would seek to have the Assembl debate postponed again unt Eban could return to Washingto and confer once more with Sec retary of State Dulles The en voy was due in the capit late Friday night or Saturday which presumably could put th Assembly session off until Mon day Meanwhile a growing belie that the United States is prepare to give active support to a sanc tions move of some sort against BenGurion her refusal to AP Wirephoto STAKE BURNING TOO REALISTIC American ac tress Joan Seberg Marshalitown Iowa covers her face with her hands as London studio workers beat back flames during filming of the stakeburning scene from Joan of Workman in foreground uses a fire extinguisher The small gasfed fire flared too closely around the girl but escaped with only minor hand burns and singed hair Vote League Asks Redistricting That Represents People FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES Legislative rcapportionment that represents people not areas or cities is urged by the Iowa League of Women Voters Mrs Donald Lambie Clear Lake league president Thursday outlined five points she said the league feels are essential in ob taining minimum fair We do not approve of any plan calling for one representative each county This would only magnify minority rule Let it be the people we she said not areas or She spoke at a public hearing on Ihe eight reapporlionment President Diem Escapes Assasin Aide Is Wounded Israel threatened to split the Americans and their allies Collective Wisdom Britain has let if be known she do not favor sanctions at this stage but believes the collective wisdom of the United Nations should be able to solve the prob lem in some more constructive way Many o the Commonwealth countries appear to share this SAME Black flaj mean traffic death in past 24 hours The train was headed west and view the auto struck the second andj France which has backed Is third cars of the 17car all through the Middle East bounced back and rolled makes no secret of her Miss Merrill riding in the rear seat was able to getto the Oliver Townsend home to cal police and an ambulance J W Anderson Mason City one of the four trainmen said he estimated the speed of the car at 50 to 55 miles an hour He said he saw the car hit the train opposition to sanctions The Scan dinavians also were opposed SAIGON South Viet Nam President Ngo Dinh Diem narrow ly escaped an assassins bullet Friday A government minister was wounded seriously The 56yearold President was unruffled and proceeded with a speech he was making at the inauguration of plans introduced in Ihe Legisla ture Five Points The five points she brought out were a constitutional amendment if necessary for an adequate re apportionment reapportionment should be carried out every 10 years responsibility for reappor tionment should be in the hands of a commission there should be a penalty for nonpcrformance of the DIEM reapportionment duty and a fair at Banjany system of representation methout n c a rjadopted should be equitable to all here The assasjpeople sin attempted toj The eight plans vary from one shoot the Presij which would reduce the House on dent with un aujthe basis of present state popula tomatic to 104 members and leave the Someone in IhcScnate with 50 members to a pro crowd deflectedposal culling for not more than the shot by pushing tlic gunman The was taken into custody by police He was rej ported to be a member of the Cao SACRED PRECINCTS This is the principal entrance to the Church of the Nativ ity m Bethlehem dealt with by Earl Hall in his travel article to the left The picture was taken last summer by a daughter of the Halls Mrs Pau Hook of Beirut Le banon and the two shown indistinctly on the rijyht are Mrs Hall and another daughter Miss Nancy graduate student at the Juilliard School in New York Presidents Cough Attributed to an Inflamed Windpipe WASHINGTON President Eisenhowers doctors attribute his persistent cough to inflammation of the windpipe Eisenhower made a brief visit to Walter Reed Army hospital Thursday There doctors Xrayed his lungs and sinuses Later White House press secre tary James C Hagerty told news men that Army doctors found the President to be in fine shape ex cept for a throat condition causing Lhe cough Hagerty said Maj Gen Howard M Snyder the White House phy sician described the cough as tracheitis inflammation of the trachea or windpipe He said Eisenhower is using spray to fight it The doctors said they believe Eisenhower caught cold while re viewing his second inaugural pa rade a month ago Door Certainly Not Ike Dulles WASHINGTON Wi President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles expressed regrethas many opponents within thcibili saicl he thinks it is impor Friday that Israel has not yetjsect since he forced its private tant to taky auaX from the Legis found it possible to withdraw her army to disband or join the nailatlirc the rather onerous task of 75 senators and not more than 165 representatives Onerous Task Sen Duane Dewel Dai religious sect The Presidenlauthor of one forces from Egypt but said the tional army which was formed door is certainly not closed tojaftcr the partition of the country further negotiations by the 1954 Geneva Conference AT NATIONS CAPITAL Washington Birthday Sale Brings Out Wave of Buyers WASHINGTON UP Pennywise shoppers scurried through the early morning darkness Friday to get in line for bargains at the annual Washington Birthday Sale Automobile and mattresses were going for a penny You could set typewriters for 99 cents Mens shirts were selling for 69 cents One store put three desks on the market for 99 cents each We can almost remember when they were new and cost up to the stores ad said A bargainhunting man could outfit himself for less than For another he could snap up a white dinner jacket Bargainhunting women could do just as well Some dresses were selling for 77 cents One big outlet house sarvad hot dogs and soft drinks to keep up shoppers strength V eliminating their own districts Sen Edward J McManus D Kcokuk said legislators agres jthat reapportionment is needed and that it will take a nonpartisan or bipartisan effort to carry it out He said one house should be based on area and the other on population Virtually everyone agreed the hearing fell short of its mark Rep Martin E Sar RCharles City said he thought most of prejudices remain un Longer Remains in Serious Condition WASHINGTON UP Sen William Langer RND remained in serious condition Friday at the Bethesda Navy Medical Center The senator is suffering from pneumonia with complica tions of pleurisy Doctors at the hospital said the senator spent a rather comfortable ;