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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NIICHBORS VOL LXIII Press aad United Press Full cents Copy MASON CITY iOWA MONDAY JANUARY 2t 1W7 This oi Two Four Iowans KiHechirrWeekend Fires r The World Around Us Old and New Are Joined in Burma Number 61 EDITORS is series of daily reports by cor editor on e trip by air around the world How people live and how they feel toward America mere em phatlzed by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL Burma The 20th century and the first century are joined in the economy of this Asian nation which is now in its year as an indepen ident republic after a century or so under British rule On a side road 110 miles north j of Rangoon this afternoW I saw rice being threshed by a W Hail method which have been known by Orien tals who lived at the time of Christ Four or five bullocks were circling about a driver armed with a stick In due time most of the rice from the ripened ia shaken from its covering None goes to waste you may be sure Primitive effective j Jwte Plant Five minutes later I found my Iseif in a spanking new jute proc plant with almost nine acres under a single roof Using the latest machinery available some from Germany some from Scotland some from Ireland workers are converting jute fiber into burlap sacks which will find theirway on to the export mar ket with their contents of rice The 500 looms in this plant and built guiding en gineer Alfred Strauss it one of the largest of its Jund in the world In fact its four times as large as called for in the origi nal plans Thats the way these Burmese are moving into their new industrial development pro gram designed to supplement ag riculture and add several million to Burmas present population of 18V6 million Rice Export When all machinery is installed and manned enough jute cloth for sacks a day will be turned outjby workers on two shifts Thats 24 million sacks a year which happens to be al most precisely the amount of Burmas rice export yearly Most of the raw jute for the present will come from nearby India but in the foreseeable future all of it is to be Burmagrown on land diverted from rice Within a mile or so from this jute plant is a cotton textile plant in full swing Agriculturists are working feverishly to replace the present shortfibered cotton with a variety more adapted to textile use a little further along the k highway out of Rangoon is plant in the making Its firstraw material after comple tion will be some tons of scrap steel piled high in a near by yard a reminder of the days when tanks trucks and other im plements of war were locked in war Burma theater The Burmese are to see a version of the Biblical beating of swords ploughshares Real Concern How well the Burmese will be able to maintain the most mod eirn of machinery remains to be tfeen This report would not be Wholly objective if I did not ad BBit that there is real concern on this point so far as our American technical advisers to the govern Jjient of the new republic are con cerned new jute mill and numer ous other vast projects are being financed by the government out oi receipts from the rice market ing setup which u woolly state operated The government gets a cut on evdry bushel marketed and rice is Burmas staff of life This bonanza along with an in come tax which takes about half ol middleclaw incomes permits of aome sizable spending Work ers in that jute plant I neglected to state average about a month in terms of American in Lucky Americans I BENNIE BEDWELL Eisenhower Calls for Big School Program WASHINGTON Pres ident Eisenhower Monday called on Congress to act quickly in pro viding a fouryear program of federal grants to help the states build new schools In a special message Eisen hower asked that the measure be enacted on its own merits uncomplicated by provisions deal ing with the complex problems of By that means sought to forestall another such fight as the one in which last years perhaps over other school aid bill bogged down At that time the White House e repeated The presidential message also proposed a 1V4 billion fiveyear called for million in federal plan The House went up to to buy local school for four years acconstruction bonds when school cepted an amendment by Rep districts cannot sell them at rea Powell barring aid to sonable interest rates segregated schools and then Eisenhower already had shown killed the whole bill The Senate the outlines of this years pro never acted posal in his State of the Union There was every indication demessage spite Eisenhowers plea that the Dishwasher Booked on Murder Charge Accomplice Hunted CHICAGO U An Intense search was on Monday for the man illiterate young Bennie Bedwell told police accompanied him on a sex and drinking orgy which ended in the slaying of the Grimes sisters Bedwell 21yearold SMd Row dishwasher was booked Sunday night on murder charges after Sheriff Joseph Lohman said ho signed a statement that he and a man he knew only as Brank beat the teenage girls and dumped them nude and unconscious in a snowbank This was on the night of Jan 13 the statement said when tem peratures in the Chicago area were below zero The girls bodies found Jan 22 lying near a culvert beside a lonely road in yntJWM 3 suburban Willow Springs after a Some Guard Enlistments A Scandal fight over racial construction program be carried out in four years instead of five WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Wilson Monday that what he termed draft dodging by joining the National Guard was a sort of scandal during the Ko rean As several members of the House Armed Services Commit tee visibly bristled Wilson agreed that the guard now is not a draft dodging But he said there was some Appearing at a committee hear ing on the general defense pos ture of the United States Wilson was led into the poltically touchy subject of the National Guard He defended a recent Pentagon decision to require National Guard enlistees without prior military service like enlistees in other re serve components to take six months of active duty training Fhe National Guard is fight ing to have this order counter manded before its effective date April 1 Guard spokesmen con tend it would be disastrous for guard enlistments An Armed Services Subcommittee is sched uled to take up the matter next week Wilson said he thinks the guard could have helped make the six months reserve training program a success by urging its enlistees to take the training on a voluntary basis The program generally has not attracted the number of enlis tees hoped for Wilson went on to say It was a sort of scandal during the Ko rean War a draft dodging busi ness A boy 17 to 18 could enlist in the National Guard and not be drafted to fight in Sports Bulletin CHAMPAIGN HI Bon Saile stir basketball cen ter for Illinois Monday was ruled scholastically ineligible by the university after playing twe mere afainst Pur and Ohio State unbeaten Big Ten leader Story en Page SAMi DATI19S4M rain and thaw melted snow Thebeating according to Bed wells account followed a seven day binge during which he and the other man took the girls on a round of liquor and sex parties in cheap taverans and rundown ho tels on the citys infamousSkid Row West Madison Street They drove Barbara 15 and Patricia 13 to Willow Springs and them with their fists because the state ment related the girls finally re belled against more sex relations The girls disappeared the night of Dec 28 after leaving home to see a movie oftheir idol singer Elvis Presley Not Determined Cause of their deaths has not yet been established and may take as long as two weeks as au thorities examine tissues and vital organs Death by strangulation physical punishment or carbon monoxide gas has been ruled out However an official of the cor oners office says he believes they were alive when placed in the snowbank and that they froze to death It would never happened if I had been the sheriff quot ed Bedwell as saying The youth added he thought the girls would come to and go for help after being tossed in the snow Bedwell was seized in a movie theater after a restaurant owner and a taxicab driver reported see ing him with girls resembling the Grimes sisters ReEnacts Events Sunday afternoon Bedwell took police newsmen and hundreds of curious onlookers on what Loh man described as a reenactment of events leading up to the girls deaths He pointed out a drivein restaurant and a Service station he said he Frank and the two girls visited and the sites of the alleged beatings and abandonment of the bodies near Willow Springs woods At several stages during the re construction the girls father Jo seph Grimes and a cluster of fe male relatives of the sisters at tempted to force their way toward Bedwell but officers kept them back Lohman in the face of discrep ancies noted by some authorities said he was convinced BedweHs account was accurate Radio Commentary Carried on Page 2 larl Halls weekly radio commentary usually car rM en 1 this edhHen can favnd on 1 feature witf re turn to customary posi tion on completion of Edi tor Halls of his world trip as recommended last year Eisen hower honored an election cam paign pledge He had promised to try to make up for time lost because the measure was not en acted in 1956 One section of the administra tion proposal carried an addition al million to match state grants for the planning of state CON ANT James B Conant ambasador to West Germany resigned Monday and President Eisenhower accepted with deepest personal An exchange of letters made public by the White House dis closed that Conant former pres ident of Harvard University told Secretary of State Dulles in September he wished to return to private life for personal reasons by midFebruary Wide Variety of Weather Mostly Bad to Hit Iowa Fog freezing mist and drizzle and light snow moved into Iowa Monday Temperatures were somewhat higher but were still well below freezing The combination of precipita tion and cold temperatures was expected to result in hazardous highway conditions through south ern Iowa and eastward into Il linois Light snow was reported from such widespread points as Coun cil Bluffs Cedar Rapids and Wa terloo The Weather Bureau said snow was likely to spread across the entire state Monday night Colder air was moving toward Iowa from the northwest The total grant and lending au thority therefore added up to of federal aid Declaring that the shortage of classrooms is the most critical problem in education Eisenhower said federal assistance is appro priate in view of the temporary emergency nature of the situa tion With federal help the states and communities can provide the bricks and mortar for school buildings and there will be no federal interference with local control of he prom ised Eisenhower said that as a basic principle on federal school aid the funds should be allocated on the basis of a combination of fac tors including the schoolage pop ulation of the state the relative financial ability to meel its school needs and the total effort within the states to provide funds for public Previous Demand FIRE SARATOGA SPRINGS N Y fire took the life of a policeman and destroyed seven business buildings Sunday rAII About The Weather Mason City Snow and colde r Monday night low zero to 4 above Mostly cloudy and cold er Tuesday high 510 Iowa Snow and colder Monday night Low zero northwest to 10 southeast Cloudy and colder Tuesday with occasional snow east gradually diminishing T TueSay north to 36 south Normal lows 9 north to 17 south Colder Tues inch occurring mostly as snow Wednesday or Thursday and again about Saturday Flurries colder to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 15 Minimum Sunday night 8 At 8 Monday 14 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 24 to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night By proposing that the school Damage Exceeds Million and local school building pro grams Total Grant The President thus stood by his demand of a year ago that the funds be parceled out on the basis of the comparative financial need of the states a proposal which aroused some strong opposition in Congress Legislators represent ing the larger states demanded an apportionment based on school population On this point Eisen hower said An allocation system based solely on schoolage population would tend to concentrate federal aid in wealthy states most able to provide for their own needs An allocation system which provides more assistance to states Storm Lake Plant Burns AP ITS REAL TOO Darleen Argast 10 and Linda Emmert 12 raise an umbrella against the weather and play in the snow after a freak snowstorm hitthe Los Angeles area Sunday The snow which followed a general rain and which melted almost on contact was the first seen in Los Angeles since Janu ary 1949 Activities G Single Governing Body DBS MOINES W A proposed single governing body for inter scholastic activities of public schools ia Iowa has drawn opposition from the Iowa High School Activities Council The Iowa Assn of School Administrators at a Saturday meet ing instructed a committee to draft a constitution for a proposed Unified Activities Assn The new organization would combine th Iowa High School Athletic the Iowa Girls High School Athleti Man in Accident Just Inside Wisconsin LANSING Strong 66 Lansing was killed and his two sons injured early Monday when their car crashed off an em banknient on the Wisconsin side of the Lansing Bridge Strong and his son Norbert were returning from Prairie du Chien where they had picked up another son Milton 27 New Albin Iowa Milton was re turning from St Louis where he worked as a deck hand on a boat Milton was in serious condition at a Waukon hospital Norbert suf fered minor injuries the Iowa High Schoo Speech School Music Assn William Gibson West Waterlot High School principal and chair man of the activities council sai BACK IN CAPITAL WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower returned to the with the greatest financial need White House Sunday after a three will help reduce the shortage day holiday at his Camp David more quickly and more effectiveretreat in the Catoctin Mountains V V T 1 of Maryland DEWEL PLAN FILED Senate Approves First Study Bill DBS MOINES UPl The first of member and those with more the Iowa Taxation Study Comitthan one unit of population tee bills to reach the Senate floor was passed 471 and sent House Monday The measure would require the C m Aiie measure wumu require ine Temperatures state Tax Commission to set up and sUndards of values to the assessments of Property over the state The dissenting vote was cast by Sen Edward J MacManus D j vy oeu o lYiacmanus u Thursday Colder He Sa3d he was opposed centralization of power in the State Tax Commis sion or any other commission in Another Plan Another plan of legislative re it apportionment which fta sponsor weather data up gaid would completely remove reapportionment from the Legis lature was introduced in the Senate The measure sponsored by Sen Duane Dewel is the fourth such plan offered in the Senate so far this session The measure calls for a 50 GlobeGazette weather data up member Senate elected on an area basis and a House based on population Under the plan each county would elect House would elect one more representa tive for each additional unit Dewel said that on Iowas pres ent population basis the House would consist of 145 members with 9 representatives from Polk County and 5 each from Scott Linn Woodbury and Black Hawk counties Senatorial Districts The bill calls for the Iowa Su preme Court to setup the sena torial districts The House dis tricts would be revised every 10 years by county redistricting commissions named in each coun ty by the district judges vsikuuiwii maiuuii jn reckless driving and manslaughMcGee Boone and Lanelle My fine and 8 years in jail M o n d a y his organization ha adopted a resolution opposing fo the present any formation of Unified Activities ASSIJ The proposed new organization would have governing and admin istrative powers The existing ac tivities council is largely for the purpose of preventing conflicts in dates among the various organi zations Headed Commission The school administrators group directed that work on a constitution for the proposed Uni fied Activities Assn go forward under Supt Lawrence H She poiser of Mason City Since 194J he has headed a commission which has been studying such a unification Shepoiser said it probablj would be about two years befor the centralized organization migh become a reality He said tin assistance of Lyle T Quinn anc E Wayne Cooley executive sec retaries of the IHSAA and the IGHSAU respectively would b important Numerous legal details involv ing finances insurance and simi lar complicated matters must b considered before la constitution can be drawn he said Then a majority of member schools o the groups to be combined woult have to vote their acceptance o the proposed single organization 390 in Favor Shepoiser said that of 614 low schools which replied to survej questions 390 favored a singl organization 219 did not favor i and 15 were undecided An Iowa High School Girls Ath letic Union spokesman said ther are more than 900 public privat and parochial schools in Iowa in volved in interscholastic activi ties Shepoiser reported to the ad ministrators meeting that th unified organization would seek L relate interscholastic activities t school curricuiums obtain admin istrative advantages which a sin By THE ASSOCIATED MtESS A rash of fires and an explosion ook four lives and caused mora a million dollars in property a mage in Iowa during the week nd The major fires continued into Monday When the three story arick building of the Vilas Co firm at Storm Lake was lestroyed in a spectacular fire narked by a series of explosions rom ammonia and acetylene anks No injuries were reported iut damage was estimated at more than A 75yearoldrooming house in ast Des Moines was swept by ire Sunday night killing David R Duckett 67 and Ira Shealy 56 and critically injuring Oscar Brody 59 All were residents of he place Injured Fatally Mrs George B Stitzel 53 wife of a Clinton chiropractor was in ured fatally in an explosiors which wrecked their tvostorj brick home Saturday Hazel D Hanaen 45 was found dead hi a bedroom Saturday after re burned out the liying room and kitchen of her Council Bluffs home In addition damage estimated at was done to two story brick buildings by fire SUBL day la the Creston business dis trict and a blaze de stroyed a housed several business firms at Eldoa Saturday The fires in detail Des Moines Firemen return ing from another blaze noticed the fire at the rooming house known as the Nelson House There were people all over place hanging out of windows jammed on thefire escape and standing on a cafe said Capt G J Newell We put up a ladder and took at least a dozen An estimated 15 persons were in the building Joined Together The building was in three sec tions joined together The two end sections were three stories high and the middle one two stories Alice Shealy operator of the rooming house and estranged wife of Ira Shealy who was killed said roomers occupied the second and third floors Only a tavern was located on part of the ground floor There were 29 rooms and apart A bill introduced in the lower gle unit would make possible and house by Hep W C Hendrix Rplacecontrol of school activitie Letts and six others would erein the hands of the chief admin ate a new crime of motor vehicle istrators of each school district homicide Minimum punishment would be two years in prison Hendrix said the new definition would fill the HONORS AT DRAKE t MOINES m John H who died at Good Samaritan Hos space between the crime of Yungclas Ottumwa Mahlon R pital of a liver Infection tMtri nrr onH 01 v juaneue wno was ae eiuerea ter driving Is punishers Buffalo Center were honored hospital Jan 16 for treatment of able by a fine or 30 days m for high scholarship at Drake Unihepatitis He died Saturday night jail and manslaughter by a versitys mid year commenceof serious complications arising ment Sunday ments in the building Mrs Shealy said Polk County Coroner R Corwin Johnson said preliminary investi gation showed the deaths were caused by asphyxiation ClintofvMrs Stitzel alone in the house at the time of the ex plosion was blown into the yard and buried under a pile of and debris Interstate Power Co said it dis covered a leak in a sixinch gas main in front of the house Leaks also were found near two other homes the utility company said Council Bluffs The body ol Mrs Hansen was found between a wall and bed which she appar ently had sought protection un der Fire Chief Waldo Merrill said the fire apparently started in the liying room and spread to the kitchen A lighted cigarette was tentatively listed as the cause Croston Thirtysix persons were forced to flee destroyed two buildings in the downtown area Twelve persons lived in apartments on the second floors of the two buildings and 24 were guests in the Hotel Sidney adjoining one of die structures but protected by a fire wall Liver Aliment Fatal to William Eythe HOLLYWOOD Funeral arrangements were being Monday for actordirector William Eythe coproducer of the Broad way stage hit Lend An Eythe who was 38 entered from the condition ;