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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXH EVERY SAFE DRIVING DAY Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 2 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One No 73 State Off to Poor Start on One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGaxetfre Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qulncy 030 Sunday KGLO 1300 Sunday WOl Ames Thursday WSUI Iowa City 910 Saturday Weather Sayings Fact or Fiction OEVERAL months ago a good friend of mine Carroll Cole man sent me a wonderful little volume bearing the title Weathor It had been compiled by Marvin H Nc el with wood en gravings by J J Lankes Carroll Golemans interest in the little book derived from its typog raphy Fine printing has been his lifevvork As a member of the journalism staff at the University of Iowa and before that as pro prietor of his own little establish ment at Muscatine he has made printing a fine art Here was a volume which hand set in Cloister Oldstyle ever that printed by one Marvin H Neel at the Backwoods rPress in Ceres Virginia The edi tion was limited to 200 copies on Arak paper and 35 on Japan Vel lum again whatever that is Im admitting my own ignorance to accentuate Mr Colemans mas tery of the art of fine printing In my younger days I worked in a prinlshop but my interestwent no further than turning out some thing that could be read with rea sonable ease But I had none of the artist in me Weatherlore Hobby I do however have a few hob bies One of these is wealherlore It began school days when a brother and I at the iirg Weather Bureau took on the as signment of cooperative observer for our county We recorded the temperature extremes and mois ture conditions each day and made our monthly report Carroll Colcman somewhere along the line had learned of this interest Thais why he remem bered me with that little book Whereas his chief interest was in the quality of the printing mine was in the contents of the book And now the start of another year strikes me as being an appropriate time to call up some of those sayings The compiler has grouped them by months Illbe dipping into the book chronologically too Some of the sayings will be familiar to you others will not Some will have a good bit of sound science on their side others will be pure fiction And there will be plenty of contradictions But I think youll find them both interesting and entertaining First Days Important If on New Years Day the moon shines clear and is not compassed by the little book opens up in its January chapter it will be fair The second day of January shows the nature and state of Sep were assured theres no hint as to the exact manner The first three days of Janu the next entry states rule We following three Heres one that most assuredly doesnt apply this year Tf you see grass in January lock your A couple more When oak trees bend with snow in January good crops may be As the day lengthens the cold strength And heres one that should com fort us in the face of bad January weather In January should sun appear March and April will pay full The February chapter opens with one of the most common legends and I could say myths about the If the groundhog sees his shadow on the 2nd six weeks of bad weather will In my five decades or so of remembered contact with mid western weather I cant recall a year when the six weeks after Feb 2 was unplea sant Brugh Ill need some help from one of my Scotch friends on this next one When round the moon there is a brugh the weather will be cold and My dictionary doesnt throw any light on the CONTINUED ON PACE 2 JOYOUS DAY TURNS TO Holder 22 a German war bride weeps on the shoulder of her brother inlaw Robert Holder after her arrival Sundayat New York International Airport Her husband Frank 24 wasnt there to greet was killed two weeks ago in a foundry News of his death was kept from her AP Wircphotb until she reached this country Married in 1954 Mrs Hold ers visa was held up for a year because of a dormant tuberculosis condition Robert Holders wife right holds Kristas 13dayold in Germany on the day her husband died Woman Hurt in Accident Near Lake Mrs Milton H Carman Mason City Monday was in Mercy Hos pital in critical condition following a Sunday night auto accident on the west edge of Clear Lake in which she was pinned under a car Her doctor said she suffered multiple injuries including a large number of broken bones He said she also received head and internal injuries in the mishap Mrs Carman was riding in a car driven by her son Delno Car man 23 Mason City highway patrolmen said when it went out of control on the icy pavement The M a s o n City woman was thrown from the vehicle and it rolled over pinning her beneath it The occurred at on Highway 18 Carman was driving east patrolmen said Plummer to Make Race NORTHWOOD E Plummer 46 Northwood attorney and public figure Sunday formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for gover nor Plummer is the first in either major party to announce his can the gubernatorial post Clyde E Herring Des Moines the 1954 Democratic nominee for governor and Mayor Walter Beuse of Davenport also have been prom inently mentioned as possible 1956 aspirants for the Democratic nom ination for governor Indications arc that Plummer will have opposition for the nomi nation Democratic State Chairman Jake More said chances for Democratic success at the polls in Iowa next year are the best since the If this viewpoint is widfly shared ahiong Democratic workers it is expected to produce considerable competition iri the Democratic pri maries next spring SAME HUek flat dealfc hi 21 Impede Ottawa OTTAWA A sixhour fire Sundays tneRus sian Embassy City officials said the fire got out of control because embassy personnel at first obstructed firemen trying to enter the threestory brick building Embassy officials voiced complaints from the sidelines as more than 100 firemen fought the flames The Russians said the equipment was inadequate the firefighters slow and hose direction poor But Mayor Charlotte Whitton who wjs called to the scene when Fire Chief John Fpote reported difficulties in getting into the building said They were impeded in getting their equipment in We would have had it under Vitali A Loginov embassy charge daffaires estimated damage a No injuries were reported South Leaders Battle At Congress Opening WASHINGTON WVA battle between two Senate Democrats George Ga and Byrd to be the probable highlight of a showdown fight in Congress over cutting individuals income taxes Some legislators preparing for the 1S56 session opening at noon Tuesday were saying that the Senate may well be the principal arena or the tax battle even though Lax bills must originate in the House Aside from the positions of George and Byrd there will be heavy political overtones to the is sue in this presidential and con gressional election yeari Sharpfights pretty much along party lines are expected too on such issues as farm policy fed eral aid for schools highway con struction and others Tuesdays opening sessions of the House and Senate will be rou tine In keeping with the tradi tional courtesy to the Chief Execu tive neither will transact anything but routine business until Presi dent Eisenhower sends his State of theUnion message to the Capi tol Thursday Since this is the second session of the Democraticcontrolled 84th Congress there will be no Senate or House organizational changes Strongly favoring an income tax cut this year is the 77yearold George dean of the Senate and long chairman of its taxwriting Fi nance Committee Byrd who took overthe finance group last year when George elect ed to become chairman of the For eign Relations Committee has just as stoutly opposed such a reduc tion at a time when the federal budget is stillin the red although approaching balance The two senators are personally friendly and are sure to remain so But that will not prevent a verbal slugfest On the eve of the session pros pects of an early tax cut seem more dubious than they did even a few weeks ago Snow Sleet Move Out of North Iowa sure DES MOINES low pres disturbance which brought snow sleet and rain to northern Iowa Sunday had moved into northern Illinois by Monday morn ing Skies ranged from clear in west ern Iowa to cloudy with light rain in the extreme eastern portion of the state Dry mild weather was expected to prevail in all parts of the state Tuesday The Weather Bureau said two inches of snow was reported on the ground at Spencer and VA at Ma son City Monday morning High ways were slippery in some parts of the state AII About The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Colder Monday night warmer Tuesday Low Monday night 18 to 25 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a mi Mon 35 27 27 Maximum Minimum At 8 Prec IA snow YEAR AGO Maximum 37 M inimum 13 FAJtILY CLOUDY Holiday Road Council Happy By United Prcsx Holiday traffic deaths Mondaj mounted so slowly that safety ex perts threw away their predictions of a recordbreaking New Years ilaughter The National Safety Council cred ted the nationwide saving in lives o an unprecedented traffic crack down plus safe and sane driving by the nations motorists On the last day of the holiday he United Press counted 259 traf ic deaths since 6 Friday There were 41 deaths in fires five n plane crashes and 46 in miscel eaneous accidents for a holiday to al of 351 25 Deaths California with more registered cars than any other state led the death count with 25 Texas and New York State were tied for sec ond place with 17 each Sever states had deathless holi day records Tennessee Maine North Dakota Delaware Vermont and Utah In stark comparison there were more than 435 traffic deaths by 5 exactly one week ago on the final day of the Black Christ mas week end The toll finally mounted to 621 an alltime holiday record Small Army It was this staggering total which sent a small army of policemen and national guardsmen onto the highways over the New Year week end The safety council predicted a Sfew Years holiday record of 420 raffic deaths by midnight Monday But council President Ned H Dear aorn admitted happily that it looked as if his experts had been wrong The new target Dearborn said is to cut 100 deaths from the coun cils prediction and wind up the holiday with a creditable total of 320 That would make this the saf est threeday New Years holiday since the 290 counted in 1950 Tabs Taken at Swank Cher Paree CHICAGO of the swank Chez Paree night club vie tim of a daring New Years Day robbery Monday tried to figure out how much their customers spent welcoming in the New Year The four masked bandits got only but they also took the stacks of tabs signed by most of the night clubs patrons The clubs four owners said their only hope ol discovering how much money they took in was through a check of the cash registers World Tensions Continue But 1956 to Be Big Year j The Associated Press New 1956 rolled along Monday vith the tensions circling the globe till underscored Statesmen and diplomats buck ing down to the tasks facing them in the new year found the outlook shrouded in the same grim lines of the year just ended In France voters went to the olls to elect a new National As embly Violence continued in i French trouble French spokesman there charged a diary found on a captured Al erian rebel showed the insurgents were using both Egypt and Libya as bases for their uprising The worlds Communist leader eased off on belligerent state ments for the holiday weekend fan from many tense areas came cole and hot war warnings Time Is Nfrar On Formosa Nationalist Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek de clared the time was approaching for the people of the Chinese main land to rise against the Commu nist traitors in a mighty revolu Cyprus heard a warning from its British governor Sir Joh Harding that the days of the is lands antiBritish guerrillas ar The rebels on th Mediterranean island are seekin Greece King Paul of Greece issued calling Cypriot statement brothers Britains high commissioner fo the Federation of Malaya Sir Don aid MacGillivray urged in a Nev Years broadcast that Commu nist terrorism there be crushec by the end of 1956 In another troubled area Com munist East German Premier Otto rrotewohl again said there is no chance for German unification ex cept on Communist terms Chief Aim Hungarian Premier Andras Hegedus said in an interview the chief aim of His government is peaceful But he ermed President Eisenhowers Christmas Message expressing concern for the liberty of the So viet satellites gross interference n the internal matters of the peo ples democracies In the Soviet Union the Kremlin eaders celebrated the new year with a big party and invited West ern diplomats to attend for the irst time 124 Dead 36 Hurt in Japanese Stampede NIIGATA Japan Mourning relatives ranged among neat rows of hooded bodies to claim loved ones Monday as authorities counted 124 dead in the wake of a vfld stampede that brought a tragic end to a New Years Day worship Thirtysix other persons were in jured eight of them seriously when thousands of worshipers panicked at the lyahiko Shinto shrine minutes after hrobbing drums and pealing bells heralded the arrival of a new year PREMIER NASSER Nasser Miffed by Conditions of West Loan Strings Rejected by Egyptian Boss W ASH INGTON W Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser has protested hotly against some of the conditions imposed on a British American offer to help Egypt bull a huge dam on the upper Nile Riv It was learned Monday that Nas ser in effect has rejected some o he economic control strings a tached to the offer by the Worl Bank Unless the difficulties can be re solved this poses a serious threa to the offer to hel build what would be one of th worlds greatest dams and thus is hoped deliver a setback t Russian designs onEgypt Red Arms The Communists through Czec oslqvakia already a f e supplyin Moscow is reported by diplomat sources prepared to put 25 million dollars or more into th dam project Nasser therefore has a choic Detween Moscow and Washingto in this instance Britain and the United State nformed Nasser three weeks age hey were ready to give Egypt 7 million dollars as a starter foi construction of a great dam a lydroelectric and irrigation proj ect on the Nile River at Aswan The project is estimated to cos round over perhaps 8 years The Egyptians say they ieed around 400 million dollars in oreign financing Million Under the Western plan Britain nd the United States would jointly ut up about 200 million and the Vorld Bank would give Egypt a ongterm loan for a similar mount But the bank has tenatively at ached certain conditions One is hat some controls and watch dog Tocedures should be permitted the ank in the management o Egypts economy Nasser considers that an un necessary intrusion into Egypts affairs and in some respects a de mand infringing on Egypts sover eignty The Egyptian government has objected also to a requirement tha contracts for work on the dam be et on the basis of competitive bidding TONGAY RETURNED LOS ANGELES of icers Monday escorted Russel Tongay back to Florida to resume erving a 10year sentence for the death of his aquatot daughter 8 Deaths Seven Ahead of55 Pace Zing Went the Stringson Her Dress and in Her Heart LONDON it finally happened to one of those girls with a strapless lowcut evening gown girl was Anita Ekberg the bosomy Swedish actress The was Londons Berkeley Hotel The time was New Years Eve mishap was reported by London Daily Sketch Correspondent Simon Ward who described himself as an eyewitness Balloons were popping champagne corks zoom ing as she reached the hotel for he said And then If happened As she walked through the foyer zip ping The stitches of her black velvet had a plunging neckline and was tight to the knees with a froth of tulle to her shapely snapped She flung her arms around her body to hold it dived 20 paces for an Ward said his wife followed Anita and gave this report Under it the gown was just AniU 7 The Associated Press Eight persons were killed in Iowa ighway accidents Sunday starting ic 195G motor vehicle toll on a fast limb on the first day of the new Only one traffic death occurred n Iowa on Jan 1 1955 No highv ay fatalities were reported dur ng the last 30 hours of 1955 and ast years toll as kept by the Asso iated Press was 628 five fewer nan the record 1954 State safety officials had pre dicted that persons would be dlled overthe threeday weekend loliday which officially ends at midnight Separate Accidents A father and son diedin a head n collision late Sunday Two teen age girls were killed in another The four other deaths re ulted from separate accidents The dead were John E Zimmerman 22 Rock well City apparently the first traf fic fatality of 1956 Mrs Merlin Lehwald Aimu bon Henry J Zcherny Janet ThornpsoivlG Wyoming Mary Karen Paulsen 16 Scotch Grove Imre Werneburg 41 Sioux City Ronald Werneburg 14 son of Imre Werneburg Sioux City Mrs James Allen Duluth Minn Werneburg and his son were killed and eight otherpersons jured JtwoiJ cars 20 just east r Autadritiessaid a woman driveP of a third auto escaped injury when it overturned in an attempt oavoidhitting the wrecked cars Werneburg and his son a fresh man at Leeds High School in Sioux City both died shortly after arrival at a Sioux City hospital The injured included Werne burgs wife 34 and a daughter aren 11 Both were reported in air condition Mrs Allen was fatally injured ate Sunday in the collision of two ars at the intersection of High ays 30 and 82 about 22 miles vest of Cedar Rapids She was ead on arrival at a Cedar Rapids ospital of injuries suffered when car her husband was driving vas struck broadside TwoCar Crash Miss Thompson and Miss Paul en were killed in a twocar acci ent about 2 on Highway 4 four miles west of Wyoming Authorties said the car in which tie girls were riding pulled onto he highway from a side road was truck by an eastbound auto and urlcd 100 feet by the impact Zcherny was killed early Sunday vhen his auto failed to make a urn on Highway 279 a half mile ast of Atkins in Benton County lis body was found at by a farmer living nearby Mrs Lehwald was m when the car in which she as traveling alone went out of ontrol and hit a concrete bridge butment on Highway 71 two niles north of Exira Zimmerman died in a Fort 3odge hospital at 2 a few minutes after his arrival there He was injured shortly earlier when the car in which he was riding went out of control and into a ditch on Highway 20 about 15 miles southwest of Fort Dodge Kcrmil Roscwald 22 Rockwell City was injured in the crnsh Ha was reported in satisfactory con dition He told oflicers he was driving the car which was owned by Zimmerman ANITA Continue Search for Bandit Who Robbed Salem Bank of SALEM Iowa The search continued Monday for the bandit who robbed the State Central Sav ings Bank of Salem of about Saturday afternoon The unmasked gunman entered the bank just as Manager W W Simkin and the bookkeeper Mrs Imogene Barnclt were preparing to close for the day The Salem bank is an office of the State Central Savings Bank at Jxcokuk ;