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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOULXtli Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 4 1957 This Paper Consists of Two One 74 AntiFilibuster Fight Opens in Senate Seek End to Patronage Employes of The World Around Us Economy of Bali Based Upon Rice Number 41 EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world in 80 days for our editor unlesi uurest In certain areas pre cludes air travel This is one in a series o reports on his experiences nd By W EARL HALL Bali Nothing makes one feel more like a stranger in a strange land than spending a day in the rice fields Its about as far removed from the cereal crop culture known to me as anything that could be imagined On a 150 mile motor trip around this exotic member tucked away in the center ol I an extended chain of South f Pacific islands I saw rice at ev ery stage of de velopment from planting the seed and trans planting the seedlings to the harvest of the W EARL HALL ripened crop which is the staff of life for abou two thirds of the worlds two and a half billion human beings Basis of Economy Bali will grow just about any thing that will grow anywhere on earth But its economy is buil around rice Coconuts fruits and vegetables are here in great abun dance but theyre eclipsed by this cereal which thrives undei conditions Which would mean death by drowning for all othei grains Methods employed for rices cultivation must be the same known in the days of Buddha and Confucius But the irrigation technique combined with a ter racing system which utilize every square foot of ground tc the very peak of every soilcov ered volcanic mountain on tlv island is a model for soil con servationists world throughout the With me and my Iowa colleague on this trip today was an who for the past half dozen yeir has made Japan his home He i a native of Ohio Poorer People I always thought the Jap were the worlds best conserver of their soil he ob served But they cant even hoi a candle to what Ive seen today ILs beyond In many places the paddies ar carved out of coconut grove Elsewhere they may be alon side bananas papaya mangoe or any one of a hundred othe fruits and vegetables whic flourish here But the stranges contrast is a rice paddy and cornfield in juxtaposition Inc dentally corn mixed with rice i widely u s e d by Balis poore people Only men slosh around in th watery fields while the crop i being grown but at harvest worn en come into their own They join in toting the neatly bound sheaves of rice from the individ ual paddies to a central place for threshing Men carry two sheaves on a bar across their shoulder but the women balance one larger one on top of their heads Trucks Barred Irrigation ditches bar trucks from rice fields But there is no such explanation why motor ve hicles or even horse drawn wagons arent seen on the high ways Men and women the latter often with a babe feeding at their breast literally line the roads with great baskets balanced on THEODOR KOERNER President of Austria Is Dead at 83 VIENNA Theodor of Austria 83 died Fri day at his home A bachelor he was elected to he presidency in a close runof election in 1951 He formerly hac been Viennas Socialist lord may L The tall whitebearded Austrian statesman a former general suf fered a slight stroke last sum mer But he recovered sufficient y to return to his office although he was forced to use a cane to get around One of his last official duties was to receive Vice Presiden Richard M Nixon of the Unitec States during Nixons recent in vestigation of the Hungarian ref ugee situation in Austria abou two weeks ago Crude Oil Price Hikes Announced HOUSTON Tex An in crease averaging 35 cents a bar rel announced Thursday by two oil companies was expected to bring the first general increase in the price of crude oil since 1953 One of the nations largest producers of crude oil Humble Oil and Refining Co announced its Texas increases First and Continental Oil Co posted its hikes for purchases in Texas and New Mexico a short time later Other major companies are expected to follow suit Humble said the increase was posted because of the firms in ability to meet demand require ments which have developed since the start of the Suez Canal crisis The announcement also cited the rise in unit costs since 1953 State Want Status Shift Civil Service Control Is Goal FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES proposal to place nearly all state employes under civil service has been pre pared by the State of Iowa Em loyes Assn for introduction to he Legislature convening Jan 14 Many state jobs are now filled by patronage and the bill which would create a state civil service commission would take nearly all state jobs out of politics Another section would prohibit campaign contributions and alJ other political activity except vot ing and private expressions of opinion GOP Fears State Democratic chairman Jake More declares he believe the civil service proposal was undoubtedly prompted by Re publican fears of a Democratic trend Republicans maintained thei control over most state depart ments in the last elections bu the Democrats won the governor ship and increased their legisla tive strength State Republican Chairman Don Pierson said he told the employe group he didnt think the Repub lican Party had any objections tc it and it might be a good I think Republicans will look at it on its merits rather than whether they could freeze some one Pierson said Years Service The bill would grant civil serv ice status automatically to state employes with at least a year service before Jan 1 1957 I would create a threemember civil service commission ap pointed by the governor and con firmed by the Senate The com mission would classify state job and salaries make rules for fill ng jobs and makepromotions by examinations Employes under civil servic could not be fired or demotei vithout cause and would be en itled to a public hearing The state now has a merit sys em which provides for nonpo itical selection of personnel re quired by federal law in depart ments which get or administe ederal funds Some jobs would be unaffecte by a civil service law especial WHATS IN A NAME NORMAN Okla WVNever Fail is an engineering senior at the University of Oklahoma from Oklahoma City Will Fail is a freshman from Shawnee rAH About their heads always going somewhere but never arriving it would seem In the country as well as in the thatchedhouse villages there are numberless bamboo struc tures with one or more sales people on duty Products run the gamut from green bananas to woodcarvings and handwrought silver Just about everybody has something to sell Who the buy are I havent yet learned sellers must end up selling to each other The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Saturday Low Friday night 1016 Little warmer Sat urday high 2832 Iowa Partly cloudy through Sat urday Colder Friday night low 510 northeast 1015 southwest Warmer Saturday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednesday Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Normal lows 8 north to 15 south Warmer Saturday Colder Monday and Tuesday Precipitation will be moderate to heavy occurring as rain or snow about Sunday or Monday with amounts ranging from onehalf inch to one inch Minnesota Fair not so cold GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 35 Minimum Thursday night 9 At 8 Friday 9 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 2 those spelled out by Iowa law Ex emptions would include all elec tive officials board members and Commissioners appointed by the governor teaching personnel at nstitutions under the State Board of Regents officers and employes of the banking and insurance de partments examiners in the au ditors office highway patrolmen egislators employes of the at torney generals office national guardsmen and a limited number of assistsants and stenographers for elective officials SAME MARIE MCDONALD Abducted Marie the Body Soys VAN said Friday that actress Marie McDonald telephoned a film col umnist early Friday to say she was being held captive by two young men Police Lt Ernie Johnston told reporters Miss McDonald called columnist Harrison Carroll at and said two young men one Mexican and one col ored came to her door and took her but of the house They wanted my ring and Miss McDonald was quoted as saying They gave me a shot of something Were in a house now and theyre in the other Carroll said the actress told him Oh I dont know which way to turn Toriight at my home these two men came in and ab ducted me They drugged They gave me a shot of some thing Apparently the servants must have gone out and left one of the doors open They carried me Carroll wrote that he asked her how they had held her and she whispered Still They are in the next room They think Im asleep Thats how 1 hap pened to get hold of a tele Carroll said her voice sounded weak and shaky He quoted her as saying finally Ive got to go Then she hung up First word of the disappear ance came from Miss McDon alds mother Marie Tuboni of nearby Woodland Hills She said she received a phone call at her home at Mrs Tuboni said A male nervous voice told her We have Marie No harm will come to her If police are not Blonde Miss McDonald 32 has been inactive profession ally in recent years due to poor health Once a vocalist with the late Tommy Dorseys band she is divorced from her second husband Harry Karl a shoe manufacturer She had three children Elvis Presley Gets Prelnduction Notice MEMPHIS Tenn uei Singer Elvis Presley is to report Friday afternoon for a preinduction physical examination the Army recruiting service announced The Army said it would prob ably be six months to a year be fore Presley 22 would be called up if he passes the phys ical examination Calls for Data on Strategy President to Address Solons By ERNEST VACCARO WASHINGTON UrtSen Mans field DMont called on President Eisenhower Friday to give Con gress an estimate of the costs and of the dangers involved in his proposal for thwarting possible Red aggression in the East Mansfield a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee said Eisenhower should provide this information when he appears before a joint session Saturday Mansfield spoke out in an inter view as four new Democratic sen ators reserved judgment on Ei senhowers request for standby authority to use U S military forces in the Middle East in event of possible aggression there The four are Sens Carroll Clark Church Idaho and Lausche Joint Session The President will go before an unusual Saturday joint session at CST to press for ap proval of a resolution which would Give him advance authority to use U S military might if he felt such a move was necessary to block Russian intrusion into the Middle East Authorize the spending of 400 million dollars over a twoyear period beginning next July for economic aid to nations in the strifewracked area Eisenhowers speech wfll be carried by all the nationwide television and radio networks It also will be broadcast worldwide by the Voice of America On Monday Secretary of State Dulles will testify publicly on the proposal before the House For eign Affairs Committee So far there has been little out ward opposition in Congress to the Eisenhower administrations Middle East proposals pictured in some official quarters as needed to fill a power vacuum left by destruction of British and French influence in the region HostiIt Reaction Overseas the administrations proposal for standby troop author ity met a hostile reaction from sources in Arab Syria and Egypt and Communist Yugoslavia In Damascus Ihsan El Jabri chairman of the Syrian Parlia ments Foreign Affairs Commit tee called the plan a plot engi neered by the imperialists In Cairo the newspaper Al Mes saa published an article saying Eisenhowers request involves a method rejected by all the peo ples of the In Belgrade the Communist newspaper Borba said that by adopting the Eisen hower plan the United States would risk appearing in Arab eyes as an heir to the colonial SKATING MITE AP Wirephoto Roller skating isnt an unusual pastime unless you happen to be 11 months old Little Rickey Donaldson Peoria is just the lad who can do it even though he takes a tumble now and then Rickey skated for the first time Thursday three weeks after he learnedto walk The son of Mr and Mrs Don ald Donaldson Rickey skates if you please for as much as two hours at a time THE LOWEST BID Mrs Ross Defends Contract With Army Number of Polio Cases Drop 47 WASHINGTON The num ber of polio cases in this coun try dropped by about per cent in 1956 the Public Health Service said Friday The figures were cases reported in 1956 against in 1955 Last year was the first in which there was widespread use of the Salk polio vaccine Al though the formal report made no reference to this a Health Service spokesman said the big reduction obviously reflected use of the vaccine There was paralytic polio cases reported in compared with in 1955 WASHINGTON The Arm lias awarded an contrac to a firm headed by the wife o Asst Secretary of Defense Rober Pentagon Remains Silent on Marines Atom Capabilities WASHINGTON Pen tagon remained silent Friday on whether it might discipline Ma rine commander Gen Randolph Pate for his reported disclosure about the Marines atomic capa bilities For the present the Defense De partment and White House took a noncommittal stand on the story in Scripps Howard newspapers quoting Pate as saying Marines in the Mediterranean were armed with live atomic artillery shells There were suggestions Pate might have violated the atomic energy law C Herschel Schooley director of Defense Department information noted that under the law we cant say anything about the location of atomic wea A few hours later presidential Press Secretary James C Hag erty refused to confirm or deny the story He said he had no com ment beyond that the President has given no authority for the use of atomic or any other weapons in the Middle East Pate admittedly embar out of Deputy De fense Secretary Reuben B Rob ertson office to tell report ers I dont confirm deny or discuss anything at all about the story Son Has Leukemia Not Expected to Live HOLLYWOOD UP Come dian Red Skeltons 9yearold son is suffering from leukemia and has been given only five months to a year to live the family con firmed Friday Milton Weiss the comics agent said tests made a few days ago established that the boy Richard Freeman has leu kemia Rich is hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center and has not been told of the serious na ture of the disease Richard is the only son of Skelton and his wife Georgia The couple also has a 10year old daughter Valentina Marie No Break Seen in Canada Rail Strike MONTREAL coastto cpast strike on the Canadian Pa cific Railway cut a little deeper Friday into the countrys prosper ous economy But no government intervention appeared likely be fore Parliament reconvenes Tues day Prime Minister Louis St Lau rent told newsmen he had noth ing to announce after prolonged cabinet sessions Thursday on the crippling walkout The strike in its first two days has idled railroad and other workers and threatens cutbacks and hard ships to many points served by CPRs miles of track rripp Ross But Claire Wynn Ross confirm Change in Rules Sought Showdown at Hand By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON UP The new 5th Congress with the Demo rats in the drivers seat swung nto action Friday with a show own Senate scrap over an ef ort to stifle filibusters against ivil rights bills and other mea ures The House was in recess but le Senate was embroiled in a ght sparked by a coalition of Northern and Western Democrats nd Republicans to rewrite Sen te rules A similar attempt lour years go went down to defeat 7021 Sponsors advanced no victory laims although they contended liey had mustered more strength han they originally expected Lined up against them along vith an almost solid phalanx of loutherners were Sen Lyndon fohnson of Texas the Senate ma ority leader and Sen Knowland of California the Republican eader 31 Sponsors The issue was put before the Senate at its opening session Thursday when Sen Anderson D and 30 other senators of fered a motion to take up for im mediate consideration the adop tion of rules for the new Con gress Listed as sponsors were IS Democrats including Anderson and 15 Republicans Johnson promptly moved to ta ble and thus kill Andersons mo tion An agreement was reached ing the contract award shown in Defense Department records saic in New York her bid was lower than the next lowest bic offered My husband has no more t do than you she to a questioner I saved the gov ernmcnt on this bid dont know whether Ill make nickel or lose a lot of The Defense Department sai the contract was awarded Nov 13 1956 for pairs of light weight cotton windresistant trou scrs IL went to Wynn Enter prises of Knoxville Tenn and New York Mrs Ross sai she has been president of Wyn Enterprises since her brother re tired last October and had serve as treasurer since the firm wa founded in 1944 She said the company has ha many government contracts cac of them won on a low competitiv bid Ross official Defense Depar mcnt biography lists him as for merly vice president sales man ager and public relations directo for Wynn Enterprises A spokes man for Ross said he severe those business connections whe to bring the issue to a vote at 6 Friday after a debate allow ing each side equal time to pre sent its arguments Target of the bipartisan group led by Anderson is the Senate rule requiring the votes of 64 sen ators or two thirds of the entire membership to halt a filibuster against civil rights legislation or other measures New Rules Andersons followers concede that as a practical matter their only hope of revising the rule is to get the Senate to agree it is free to adopt new rules by a ma jority vote at the start of each Congress that the previous rules do not carry over Opponents argue this is con trary to all precedents that tha Senate with only a third of its members elected eve r y two years is a continuing body with continuing rules The rules issue cropped up in the Senate after the Democrats took control in the organization of both branches of the new Con gress In the House the Demo crats reelected Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas In the Senate however a tensa situation developed because of un certainty over whether Ohios he filed as a candidate for nomLew senator Frank J Lausche mation to Congress in vote with the 1952 He now is assistant secretary for legislative and public affairs in the Defense Department j Gina Confirms Shes on the Storks List ROME i n a Lollobrigida said Thursday she is going to have a baby I must confirm that I am ex pecting a the 28yearold film star said The baby will be born about July said her hus band Dr Milo Skofic H will be her first child I would vote with the or the Democrats He did clinch ing the election of Sen Hayden DAriz as president pro tern pore of the Senate The vote was 4946 House Democrat leaders mean while have made the No 1 bill of the new Congress a S3 billion federal program to help build new public schools The by Rep Augustine B Kelly was assigned the top spot as 1 among the mass of bills introduced by House members on the opening clay AP Wircphoio ROSS AND WIFE Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Ross and his wife are shown together in Wash ington after Mrs Ross denied she used her husbands influence in procuring government clothing orders for her firm Vessels Free Selves From Antarctic Ice McMURDO SOUND Antarctica U S Navy vessels trapped in Antarctica pack ice jsince New Years Eve have freed themselves and are safe in the shelter of Cape Hallett radio re i ports from the scene said Friday j They were the supply ship Arncb which was crushed be tween massive ice floes and se riously damaged and the ice breaker escort Northwind which went to the assistance of Arneb and was caught by the ice itself I ;