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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home 1 1 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE B M T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES A L L NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITtOH VOL LXMI r The World Around Us Palembang Virtually Is U S Colony Number 38 By W EARL HALL p A L E M B A N G Americas sizable stake in this large island of a mile long largest island group hi the vis ible as one wings over the vast mangrove swamps whichlie to the north of Palembang The sprawling plant of the StanVac oil refinery shows up even be fore the city itself This great industry drawing it raw product from elsewhere on the island has made Palem bang a large scale American colony It also employs huge numbers of na tive w o r k e rs along with tech nicians from Holland Britain and other coun W EARL HALL tries interested in Sumatra before Standard of New Jersey and Standard of New York joined to establish onepf the worlds largest oil installa tions Modernization Plans From the moment you set foot on Sumatra soil you begin to hear about plans for the expen diture of million now and an other S60 million in the years ahead for modernizing existent facilities For tax purposes I learn modernizing is a much better word than expanding At the other end of the island Shell has a like installation From two cleancut young American engineers met up with in Singapore yesterday fellow Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 1 1957 Consists oi Two One passengers on our plane this windows shattered morning I learned some interest Detective C H ing facts about Sumatras oil in dustry Some things had to be off the record others the effect on Sumatra of the Suez crisis for instance had to be bypassed entirely No Secret Its no secret that the Stan Vac plant here is out barrels of petrol a day that its principal market is all of southeast Asia plus Australia NO rt AP Wirephoto MAY GET in Bonn Germany say Lt Gen Hans Speidel chief of West Germanys armed forces likely will be named next year as commander of NATO land forces in Central Europe It would mark the first time that a West German held a position in NATO above a field rank Negro Familys Home Bombed at Birmingham Ala BIRMINGHAM Ala W The home of a Negro family that moved into a white neighbor hood was bombed Monday night the second attack within a week on Negro challengers of Birming ham racial patterns The front of a frame house in East Birmingham was damaged and Arthur Lee Flowers 12 old est son of the family suffered a hand from flying glass as New Zealand and South Africa Dec23 that the principal executive posi tions in the company are being filled by technicians and business men classifiable as c a r e e r Because Palembang is only about 5 degrees south of the equator and at sea level the Pitts said dynamite was thrown against the oundation of the house Otis Flowers 35 the father was ab sent when the explosion oc curred His wife and two sons were in a back rbom Flowers is a hoist operator The Flowers moved into the louse which had been occupied by a white family previously early in December A firey cross was burned in front of the home Countys 56 Traffic Toll 1 climate is unwantingly hot and humid the year around It isnt exactly where anybody brought up in America would come out of choice to make his permanent home Somebody has said You dont come here voluntarily you get Living Allowance That isnt wholly correct and yet theres something to it Few Americans plan to end their days here Their idea is to get while the getting is good then move on to some other place and even tually to get back to America The rule is to provide what could be called a living allow ance in Indonesian rubiahs while the real salary in dollars is being piled up back home Herein incidentally is a prin cipal explanation of why Ameri cans the world over are consid ered rather poor colonizers Ital lans into a country with Charles City Union Petition Dismissed WASHINGTON ff A petition by a local union at Charles City Iowa for authority to represent 22 leasedtruck drivers of Bob Charles City has been dis missed by the National Labor Relations Board The Chauffeurs Teamsters and Helpers local affiliated with the International B r o t h e rhood of Teamsters Chauffeurs Ware housemen and Helpers of Amer ica had sought to set up a unit of the drivers The board found Monday that the drivers are in dependent contractors rather than employes of Bob Inc land Indonesians Brazilians Australians or what not But Yankees Almost never To make life more palatable to Americans while they are here the company supplies aircondi tioned homes with facilities for sports such as softball golf soc cer cricket tennis and just about anything else that might be de Foreign Strategy Outlined WASHINGTON President Eisenhower laid his new Middle East plan for blocking Red ex pansion before congressional lead ers Tuesday amid signs he in tends to press for swift action Both Republican and Democra tic House and Senate leaders were invited to a White House briefing to discuss the idea and to help decide on a course of ac tion The White House stressed that no final decision has been made by the administration But Eisenhower is understood to be ready to follow up the briefing with a special message outlining the plan to Congress on its opening day Thursday and some administration leaders ex pressed hope the Senate Foreign Relations Committee could begin hearings on the proposal early next week Major Interest Foreign aid defense matters further assistance to Hungarian refugees and other foreign and defense problems were discussed but major interest centered on the leaders reaction to Eisen howers expected request for 1 Emergency authority to use the American Armed Forces if necessary in order to throw a protective shield around Red hreatened countries in the area rom Gibraltar to the Arabian Sea 2 Approval of a twoyear 400 million dollar economic fund to build up the economies of Mid dle East countries including Is rael to help them withstand Communist subversion and pene tration Action With some opposition already developing three influential Sen ate Democrats proposed United Nations police action as an al ternative to Eisenhowers Middle East plan Sens Sparkman Mans field DMont and Monroney D Okla said in separate interviews they are opposed to having the United States act alone to post out sign the Middle a warning keep against Russia in East Instead the trio proposed crea tion of a permanent police force to keep the peace in the area Such a force provided by smaller nations is now there temporarily Sens Russell DGa and Byrd DVa said the sug gestion was worthy of full con Russell and Byrd are among the 32 leaders who attended the briefing Sparkman and Mansfield are members of the foreign rela tions committee Firemen Battle Hotel Blaze at Ashland ASHLAND Wis UP Fire men Tuesday battled a fire which threatened to devour an entire city block Although the flames Clear Lake Woman Killed by Car as She Steps Off Bus Mrs Arthur N Michaels was going to the home of her Cleai Lake was killed Monday son George nearby DEA1H passerby looks on as Sfft M L Dean of the highway patrol XT Tiri the coroner compare notes The body of Mrs A N Michaels lies on the paving Beyond is the car driven bv Charles Spratt 18 which struck and killed her afternoon when she was struck by ear It was driven by Charles gray misty last day of the year Wayne Sprall 18 son of Mr and brought to 10 the total number of Mrs Jacob Earl Cltar traffic fatalities in Cerro Gordo Lake Mrs Michaels had just alighted from an eastbound bus and was attempting to cross Highway 106 from the south side of the road about onequarter of a mile in side the Clear Lake city limits rAll About The Weather Iowa Mostly fair and colder Tuesday Fair Tuesday night colder southeast Wednesday partly cloudy not so cold High Tuesday 1522 northeast 2229 southwest Low Tuesday night zero to 10 below north east 515 above southwest Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 33 Minimum Monday night i At 8 Tuesday 3 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum New Years Eve Revelry a Quilt ut World By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The world celebrated the arriv al of New Years Day against a backdrop of unsteady peace but with hope 1957 will bring an eas ing of international tension New Years Eve revelry was a quilt of contrast throughout he globe In the United States and much of the Western world tradi tional year ending celebrations were the rule Many observed the years end by attending traditional watch night services and holy hours in their churches Five Persons Die in Headon Crash Near Rapid City RAPID CITY Five persons were killed and an infant irl critically injured in a New In Japan the advent of New Year meant a time of paying homage to ones ancestors and re newel of religious faiths It was a solemn occasion and many of the countrys 90 million inhabi tants donned bright new kimonos to greet 195 in accustomed style New Years Eve in Hungary stood out in marked contrast to celebrations in happier parts of the world There was no celebra tion for the unhappy populace of the revolution wracked nation The people had to be off the streets by the 10 curfew or before In the homes many made cold by a shortage of coal thousands mourned those killed in revolu tion Quief Holiday In Washington President and Mrs Eisenhower spent a quiet New Years Eve at the While House He and Secretary of State i 111 J iJ CU Years Eve headon auto vvere scheduled to outline near Rapid City Two of the dead were airmen stationed at the Rapid City Aii their Middle Eastern policy to congressional leaders today In Chicago police estimated Force Base Their names were that persons crowded the withheld by military authorities pending notificalion of relatives citys Loop for the arrival of the New Year From 150 to 200 po Others dead were Sheila Hayes liccmen were assigned to control 17 New Underwood ridmgjthe crowds and the Most jammed into the area to herald In India Prime Minister Nehru and Red Chinas Premier Chou the arrival of 1957 New York night clubs reported a brisk business In Washington D night spot managers noted a smaller turnout In Europe looked to the most New statesmen Year with some misgivings but with a de sire for peace uppermost in their minds Sir Winston Churchill look the occasion to praise the heroism of the brave people of Hungary and to call for a healing of the rifl in AngloAmerican relation Closer Ties French Premier Guy Mollet said he hoped the New Year would find France and Poland bound by closer ties In a separate mes sage to I s r a e 1 Mollet said France vibrates with admiration at the deeds of your army and the audacity of your West German Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer in a New Years message called for his country to stand by his policy of European unity and partnership with the free world President Tito of Yugoslavia said there is no doubting the future and the victory of peace loving strivings of humanity be EnLai ushered in the New Year by drinking toasts to continued friendship of the two Asian na tions They also drank to world peace German Federal Flag Raised in Soar Territory SAARBRUECKEN G e r many The blackralgold flag of the German Federal Republic was raised over the Saar terri ending 11 years tory Tuesday of French control and reuniting it with a resurgent Germany for the second time in a generation Chancellor Konrad Adenauer came by special train from the Mercury Skids Throughout Iowa West German capital at Bonn to Colder weather swept across welcome nearly one million SaarIowa atc Mtmday just in time to I i H rt t L K fl 1 r 1 The accident coming on tha County during 1956 Stood Beside Road Highway Patrol Sgt M L Dean who investigated the trag edy said the woman stepped off an castbounci Mason CityClear Lake bus on the south side of the roadway The Spratt boy told authorities she stood beside the road for a moment after the bus passed and then attempted to run across the highway Dean said Spratt was traveling west and was unable to avoid striking the woman Tire marks in the moisturesoftened shoulder showed where he had pulled to the right in an effort to do so Thrown 100 Feet The woman was Ihrown about 100 feet forward onto the left side of the highway and the Sprall car continued approxi mately 30 feet beyond before com ing to rest headed into the right ditch The hood of the car was dented by the impact The Spratt boy and a passenger in the car Ronald Ward 17 Clear Lake are both in the llth grade of Clear Lake High School Mrs Michaels the former Gladys Comstock is survived by her husband Arthur a mechanic employed by the Mason City Clear Lake Railroad two sons George and Melvin and a daugh ter Mrs Francis Siesseger all of Clear Lake Funeral services are incoin ptfite at Ward Funeral Home Clear Lake Mrs Michaels death ona of 3 in Iowa Monday pushing the states holiday loll to 9 and the 1956 total to highest on record and 98 above 1955 Other victims Monday were B E Rushing 80 fatally in jurecl when struck by a car whilo crossing the street in front of the home for the aged where he lived in Des Moines Karen Shirley Van Loon 17 who died in an Osceoia hospital a short time after she was injured in an autotruck crash at a country road intersection seven miles southwest of Osceola hinders back to Germany Flags of the German Republic flew from every window as the chancellor drove to Saarbrueck help the Hawkeye state usher ia the new year The brisk temperatures helped clear cloudy skies and the mercu morning iiviii viviiivij CIIIU ens cathedral the skidded to Tuesday Kirchc for a pontifical high mass hows of from 3 above at Mason to give for the Saars recity and 5 above at Dubuque to I I i x turn c i peacelnvm I steel towns of mercury is In fall again Tuesday FrenchGerman night ranging from 10 lo gn pdicy of treaty Luxemj wily in Ihe in around on Oct 27 went into lr above in the soul Invest CUy hospital Soviet slid j S v C LYNN BALEK DICK TOHANNSEN TOM LEAKE DAVTU KALEK PETE HANSEN ROBERT KAHLER ;