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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXill Associated Pitst and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30 1957 This Paper Consists of Two Ona vThe World Around Us Homeless Fill Streets of Calcutta Number 63 EDITORS is of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how they feel toward America are more em phasized by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL CALCUTTA INDIA Nobody can tell you whether this fourth largest city in the world Texceeded only by London Nevy York and Tokyo has four four andahalf or five million people No accurate census has ever been taken and none is about to be taken One reason for this is that a lot of Calcut tians can never be found at home Why They have no home Roaming the streets by W Earl Hall day and sleep ing on the streets by night is their Vvay of life If you start your day early enough you see them stretched out by the hundreds on pave ment sidewalks window ledge and alleyways One family make its eats and sleep a safety island in the street alongside a downtown railway station Cheerless Existence I thought I had some idea o squalor from what I Djakarta Singapore Saigon Bangkok and Rangoon But these places were mere pre views of the main show here For multiplied thousands of humar beings here it isnt life its a cheerless existence Two groups of people come to jnind in this connection One ii the beggars of all ages who be siege the visitor from the momen he leaves the controlled precincts of airport or rail terminal The other consists of the pathetic refu gees displaced by Indias division between Hindus and Buddhists in Hindustan and Moslems in Pakis tan Ten years ago these occupant of improvised wicker and cor rugated iron hovels along the Hooghley river an American pia no box would be a mansion b comparison lived in East Ben gal When East Bengal becann East Pakistan they fled into Wes Bengal Calcuttas Bu their troubles had just begun Not Welcome Under Nehrugovernment spon sorship they were shipped out t other parts of India They wer not welcome though and for reasons All ofjndia has far to many people already and th population of 380 million is grow ing at the rate of 5 million year That the excess of birth over deaths even though the av erage lifespan is only 25 years But the real plight of these dis placed persons stemmed from language differences There ar 14 major languages in India an upwards of 200 recognized dia lects In theface of resentmen and hunger in their new home the refugees turned backto Ca cutla Theyre still dribbling i by the dozens daily to aggravat an already acute problem for city state and national government Food Shortage The standard of living is s low as to be incredible I ma deal with this in a later report Now Id like to consider only th fundamental reasons for this An I start with what strikes me a being at the very core of the ma ter Too many Indians are SEL LING and SERVING and no enough are PRODUCING Ther just isnt enough food and fibe to go around After a full day of driving aboi the cattle and goal at every intersection and often i could recall seein only one product being manufac tured That was fuel patties fash ioned from fresh cow dung To ward the end of the process it thrown against a wall and allowe to dry Peddlers tote these dung chip on trays high above their head Theyre cheaper by the dozen A night when sidewalk dweller burn them for heat and to coo their currie theres an odor and smoke in the air that quite obv ously doesnt emanate from rose garden SHIP SINKS TOKYO Hong Kong owned Panamanian freighte loaded with scrap iron struck coral reef and srfnk 0 miles o ht Japanese coast Wednesday IT SURE WAS Soderquist left tells a nurse and doctor at a Des Moines hospital how he buzzed the capital city for four hours before crashlanding his plane in the citys outskirts At right scenes TERRORIZES DES MOINES FOR 4 HOURS AP Wirephoto like this were common as thousands watched Soderquists stolen plane skim over and between buildings in the business district Ike Personally Greets Saud at Washington WASHINGTON Eisenhower personally welcomed King Saud of Saudi Arabia to Washington in a bid to in crease United States influence in the Communistcourted Arab world Saud arrived from New York where he was warmly greeted by federal and United Nations officials Tuesday but snubbed by tha New York City He had Eisenhowers personal plane to fly to the capital FuH military honors including a 21gun salute were ordered for arrival and Eisenhower broke personal precedent to meet his visitor at the airport instead of awaiting him at the White House The King is due to remain here three days A crowd estimated at more than strained for a glimpse as the King stepped from the plane Proved I Can Young Pilot Says DES MOINES in A student ilot with a yen to show every one I could fly took a plane at gunpoint Tuesday and for nearly our hours swooped and zoomed at buildingtop height over the business district Office workers abandoned their desks to watch ascination in nightmarish Finally with his gasoline sup ply almost gone 23yearold Roy Soderquist crashlanded the s m a 1 1 singleengine training plane on a road at the outskirts of suburban West Des Moines He was promptly taken into custody by police Soderquist was unhurt but po lice said he went into convulsions from shock after the landing Detective Martin Brightman said Soderquist told him he had landing by taking two home made cyanide pills However the tried to kill himself just before suicide attempt failed apparently because the gelatine capsules were too thick and did not dis solve in Soderquists stomach in time Brightman said Soderquist vom ited shortly after the landing probably because of shock and the capsules came out of his stomach Doctors expressed belief Soder quist succeeded in taking little if Waiting Line Taking Saud by the arm Eisen hower led him to a waiting line of foregin ambassadors and officials Secretary of State Dulles was among them Eisenhower Is reported to be counting heavily on talks and equally on Sands visit the symbolism of and his impressions any cyanide WA small amount would have accounted for the con vulsions and the seizure after he a doctor said Soderquist was arraigned be fore Municipal Judge Ray Harri son at Broadlawns General Hospi tal on charges of robbery with aggravation and operating an air craft without obtaining proper 3 Tate Bills Reach Floor of Senate FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The Senate Highway SafetyCommittee Wed nesday sent to the Senate floor a Dill which would enlarge the Iowa aighway Patrol from its present 225 members to 300 The committee headed by Sen Frank H o x i e RShenandoah also voted out a measure which would up drivers license fees to from their present and license fees from to Authored by Tate Both bills were authored by Sen W H Tate RMason Tate also was one of the spon sors of a bill to allow retailers molding cigarette permits to be able to sell cigarettes from vend ing machines Permitting pur chases by minors from the ma chines would be subject to prose cution Bills to repeal the ban on union shops regulate the use of water and control teenager driver li censes were introduced by the House The labor bill would permit management and labor to nego tiate a union shop contract If they agreed employes of the com pany concerned would have to become members of the union in volved after a certain length of time usual 1y 30 days Water Control The water control measure would require those desiring to divert water to obtain a permit from the Iowa Natural Resources Mother of Errant Flier Made FUTILE RADIO PLEA DES MOINES Soderquists mother Mrs Rudolph Soderquist 51 Clio first learned of her sons escapade while watching television at her home She was rushed the 90 miles to Des Moines in an ambulance with a highway patrol escort to broadcast an appeal to her son to land the plane He gave no evidence that he heard her She said Roy had tried to get into the Air Force but was re jected because of a federal mail fraud conviction in 1952 Last month she said he had received his draft notice In her radio appeal she told her son that this is the wrong way to get into the Air Mrs SoderquisFfold newsmen she had been advised last sum mer that her son should see a psychiatrist because he was just living too much by Police said Soderquists record included suspended federal sentences for mail fraud and draft evasion a suspended Des Moines sentence for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and an arrest on a morals charge which later was dismissed Wilson Statement Was Eisenhower WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Wednesday Sec retary Wilson made a very unwise statement in saying that draft dodging developed in National Guard enlistments during the Korean War But Eisenhower told a news conference he is sure that Wilsons main as it is to try to assure that the guard is a well trained military unit in event of any emergency Eisenhower also said he is standing by his statement of several months ago that Secretary State Dulles is the greatest sec retary in that field in our time Commenting on attacks on Dul les by Democrats in Congress Ei enhower said Dulles has wis dom experience and knowledge Dozen Towns Isolated by New Floods POUND Va teams rushed help Wednesday to marooned occupants of a dozen flooded isolated towns naar the VirginiaKentucky border At least one person was known dead and three others were miss ng in tempestuous floods causec jy four days of heavy rain in the Upper Cumberland River Basin Estimated damage ran into mil ions of dollars Flee Homes Hundreds of other persons hac led their homes Tuesday before the water suddenly rose to lev els up to 20 feet in the streets anc gushed through homes and stores other communities A wall of water swirled through the mountain gorges into Vir ginia wrecking 150 homes in Pound alone and at one time stood 16 feet deep in the streets Nearly all the residents fled to school house and church ref uges on high ground DirtRoads Rescuers swarmed over the Council The proposal would apply to the use of water not for household or domestic animal purposes or where the use is less than gallons per day Under the drivers license meas ure a restricted license could be issued to anyone 14yearsold and a probationary license to anyone 16 But if those holding such per mits were convicted of two mov ing traffic violations the license would be revoked and another could not be obtained until the person reached age 18 Wholesale Prices of Food Climb Again NEW YORK food prices as measured by the Dun Bradstreet wholesale food in dex were slightly higher this week At the compared with last week and was per cent higher than in the corresponding week last year This was the fourth successive weekly rise for the index possessed by no other man in his field The latest controversy swirling around Wilson was touched off days ago when the secretary of defense said before a House committee that a sort of scandal a draftdodging business turned up on National Guard en listments during the Korean War Asked whether he shares Wil sons shot knew better than that The President said Wilson was shortcutting when he made that assertion It was Eisenhower said a very unwise statement made by Wilson without thinking The President also strongly de fended his conferences here with King Saud of Saudi Arabia and the possible visit of Marshal Tito ol Yugoslavia tc this country He said he deplores any discourtesy views on that Eisenhower back that his questioner Warmer Weather Expected in Iowa Temperatures were expected to rise into the 20s in all parts of Iowa Wednesday afternoon after dropping far below zero at some points Tuesday night Low read ings ranged from 19 below zero at Decorah and 14 at Mason City ot 1 above zero at Council Bluffs Mason Citys high Tuesday afternoon was 1 cold est daytime reading in the state The outlook was for consider ably warmer temperatures Wed nesday night with lows expected to range from 5 above in the northeast to 15 above in the southwest Little temperature change was expected Thursday hills on passable dirt roads lead ing to Pound some of them car rying boats strapped to their autos and trucks The American Red Cross sen 25 disaster workers to direct re lief work in Harlan Harbour ville Whitesburg Hazard Cor bin Paintsville Neon and Pikes ville and to Logan ant Pound ertification He was held under olice guard in the psychiatric vartl in lieu of bond Hear ng was set for Feb 11 As the judge entered he said Keep your chin up son You can liank God you didnt kill yourself nd a lot of other people Soderquist said he was careful I didnt want to hurt that ic said Those things cost 00 you know I did it to show iveryone I could fly Not so much tow good I could fly but that I ould Soderquist told reporters Ill bet this old town hasnt een anything like this He denied there was any dan ger saying I had control of the lane all the time The lowest 1 got was about 100 feet and I kept he plane about 20 miles above the stalling Touched Ground Observers however didnt him about his altitude There were reports that several times he touched wheels to the ground then took off again James Dolezal flying instructor for the American Aviation Co said he was preparing to take Soderquist up for a lesson when he student pilot forced him from the plane at gunpoint and took off The fantastic flight was marked by mounting tension as the red singleengtned craft seemed to narrowly miss downtown build ngs hospitals schools and the Iowa Statehouse itself Schools Warned Schools were warned of the danger Traffic clogged as motor ists doubleparked to get out and crane their necks Airline flights were delayed Business came to virtual stand still Legislators on Capitol Hill rAll About The Weather and in an effort to ameliorate difficulties This was a reference to New York Mayor Robert F Wagners snub of Saud Tuesday DEFENSE ORDERS DES MOINES UP Defense contracts awarded to Iowa firms in 1956 totaled the Iowa Development Commission said Wednesday Youths Sentenced on Breakin Count CLARION Two youths were who Tuesday to six months as representatives of governments in jail on breaking and entering charges District Judge G R Hill sen tenced Jack Schroeder 18 Clar ion for breaking into a farm house last November and stealing money from the basement Judge Hill ruled Schroeder must serve two months of the sentence and then will be paroled to the Wright County probation officer George Bass 21 Duncombe was sentenced for breaking into at Eagle Grove of the United win the confidence of the Arab world gen erally He hopes particularly l gain wider Arab acceptance foi his Middle East economic anc HouseOKs MidEast Doctrine military programs Eisenhower is reported readj to assure the Saudi Arabian ruler the United States had no militar designs on the Middle East and does not wish to impose its wil on the nations of that area Officials said he would reject the vacuum theory of United States policy That is the concept that the United States should step into the Middle East to fill the vacuum left there by withdrawal of British and French forces Concept Rejected Eisenhowers attitude on this point was expected to remove a WASHING TON ilouse Wednesday overwhelming ly approved President Eisenhow rs fight if we must pJan to protect the Middle East from Rus sian aggression Eisenhower requested the measure to strengthen his hand in dealing with the crisis in the oil rich Middle East and the dangers of Communist penetration of the area The House voted him substan tially what he asked 1 Authority to use military forces if necessaiy to resist C o m m unist aggression against any nation in the Middle East which seeks our help in meeting such an attack 2 Authority to spend an extra 200 million of economic aid or the area before June 30 Limit Set No specific projects have been proposed and virtually the only limitation on use of the money is that no Middle East country can receive more than million of it potential source of controversy between the two men On the way to Washington Saud met in Cairo with leaders of Egypt Sy ria and Jordan They agreed he should tell the President the foul of them rejected the concept en tirely Saud draws about million a year in oil revenues from United Slates companies Even so Stale Department officials said his income is heavily com mitted and that he may be con sidered qualified for United States aid Saud has made it clear in the past that he wants fairly largescale military and econo mic aid from the United States DRUGGIST FINED DES MOINES UP Federal Judge Albert Reeves Tuesday fined J Donald Cunningham 51 Grinnell druggist for evad ing payment of federal taxes and excise income Mason City Fair and warme Wednesday night low 510 Thursday increasing cloudiness slightly warmer high 2732 Iowa Generally fair and warm er Wednesday night low northeast 15 southwest Thur day partly cloudy with litti change in temperature Fiveday Iowa Temperatures wi average 3 to 6 degrees belov normal Thursday through nex Monday Normal highs 27 north to 36 south Normal lows 9 north to 16 south Only minor temperature fluctuations until turning colder Sunday or Mon day Precipitation will be light to moderate averaging one fourth to onehalf inch occur ring as rain or snow about Fri day and again Sunday or Mon day Minnesota er laid aside their tasks to watch Several times the plane swung past the Statehouse dome at 50 feet altitude It all started at when Dolezal telephoned the Mu nicipal Airport control tower that his plane had been comman deered Too Late The warning came too late Sod erquist had just obtained takeoff permission and was aloft Radio silence followed until when Soderquist called the tower to ask landing instructions These were given immediately but the SAME White no traffic denlh In past J The House approved the resolu tion after rejecting 19145 a pro posal to kill it by sending it back to the House Foreign Affairs Com mittee The resolution now goes to tha Senate where Dulles policies also arc under heavy Democratic at tack 1 Hurt When Airliner Turns Turtle PARIS A fourengine air liner turned turtle while landing at Paris Orley Field Tuesday night spewing more than 50 pas sengers from its broken twisted cabins One man died later of in juries Fifteen other persons were seriously injured and about 30 others were treated for minor hurts Former 1st Cavalry Commander is Dead SAN DIEGO Calif commander of the Armys 1st Cavalry Division in the recon quest of the Philippines in World War II died Tuesday He was Maj Gen Verne D Mudge 58 Haynes Backed for Conservation Post plane headed Des Moines back to downtown There was no re a business place last Nov 18 sponse to the control towers calls Suspense heightened when esti mates were made that the planes gas would be gone by The hour came and still the plane remained airborne swooping and dipping the length and breadth of the downtown Loop Dolezal said he told Soderquist a couple of days ago that he wouldnt solo too 1 guess that perturbed the instructor said 15 Hours Training Soderquist had received only about 15 hours of dual instruction Stanley L Haynes Mason City Republican attorney is being en dorsed for membership on the State Conservation Commission His backing includes both Demo cratic and Republican party lead ers of the county including Lt Gov William H Nicholas A resolution endorsing Mayncs was passed unanimously Tuesday evening at the annual meeting of Partly cloudy warm GIobeGazetle weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 1 Minimum Tuesday night 14 At 8 Wednesday 4 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 6 Dolezal said said that just before the flight The instructor after he and Soderquisl taxied to the end of the field Soderquist handed him a note ordering him out of the piane It said in part This gun has a hair trigger I hope I do not have to put a bullet in your leg to show I mean busi The note partly underlined in red disclosed Soderquists inten tion to solo I know police wili be around when I it added STANLEY L HAYNES the Association for the Preserva tion of Clear Lake The group in cludes members in all parts of Iowa and is host each summer at the huge Governors Days slag party at Clear Lake Haynes is a past president of the association and of the North Central Iowa Rod and Gun Club and was one of the organizers of the AllIowa Conservation Council He is the associations representative on the council The terms of three Republican members of the commission ex pire June 30 Three Democrats and one Republican serve until June 30 1961 Gov Herschel Loveless is expected to appoint one Democrat and two Republi cans since state law requires that not than four members be of one political party whose terms expire this year are Joe Stanton Des Monies Floyd S Pearson De corah and Ewald G Trost Fort Dodge Haynes is worshipful master of Masonic Benevolence Lodge and a director of Family Service Inc He is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge American Legion and 40 and 8 He was a member of the Army Air Corps during World War l t ;