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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXfll Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON SATURDAY MARCH 1957 This Paper Consists ol Two One lit Egyptians Reject Suez Tolls Proposal Ike Signs MidEast Doctrine r The World Around Us Oracles of Delphi Just Big Fakirs Number 96 EDITORS is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a fip 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 you know what I think those Oracles of Delphi about which Ive been reading since my school days were m o n u mental fakirs This is the in dictment I fee constrained to turn in following a couple of hours of kicking around in the ruins of the famous Temple of Apollo here on the south W EARL HALL slope of the one and only Mt Parnassus The temple itself and the num erous other buildings perched on a succession of terraces against an aweinspiring backdrop of black granite mountain lived up to advance notice in all respects That goes for the theater of Delphi dating back also to the fifth century B where classic tragedies are still performed Restoration has not progressed as far as one would expect but the museum close by is loaded with priceless art pieces includ ing what may be the worlds one most famous item of statuary the Bronze Charioteer of Del Claim to Fame But the part of the story having to do with the succession of Or acles whose claim to fame was an ability to talk out of both sides of their mouth at the same time seemed to me to limp pretty badly Oracle number 1 it seems held forth on a great stone outside the temple proper Then she or one of her successors got a sanctu ary within the edifice with all the trimmings for tripod smoke and fumes Curiously enough however the institution of the Oracle persisted from the 15th century B C until 3GO A when a Roman Em peror got a wrong answer from the sitting Oracle and concluded that she was no more than a pup pet for some brokendown pagan priests responsible for her selec tion Farm Country The 100mile drive from Athens this forenoon brought us through some of Greeces most fertile farm country as well as through some of its most mountainous scenery Except for the shepherds living in their caves or in homes built of reeds or corrugated steel I have seen no examples of the ex treme type of poverty so common in India Indonesia and other countries in this general part of the world Much of the land we passed by today has been continuously rais ing three or four crops a wheat corn rice cotton for as much as years How it can produce as well as it does is a mystery to me That theres any soil at all left is surprising Motive Power Mules and donkeys are the mo live power in the rough country horses and an occasional tractor in the smoother land There are no cattle only sheep and goats For lunch I was served sheep butter and cheese both chalky They were surprisingly good Yesterday on the site of what used to be Platos school in Ath ens I touched a live olive tree supposedly planted by him years ago This afternoon I dipped my hand into the Castalian Spring which almost years ago was a part of the Temple of Apollo here in Delphi I feel that in a real icnse I have communed with tht ancient past AP Wirephoto SEEMS PLEASED President Eisenhower smiles his pleasure as he holds the Middle East resolution before signing it in his White House office The President signed the document in the presence only of newsmen and photographers New Earth Shocks Felt Over Greece ATHENS Greece UP New earth tremors Saturday shook central Greece where more than persons spent the night outdoors in rain and cold The new shook Athens milder than the shocks that hit Friday and spread destruction and injury along the Thessaly coast Latest official reports listed 1 dead 71 injured and homes damaged of them severely The Greek military commander in Thessaly was appointed relief commander Government forces rushed tents medics supplies and food stocks into the area Authorities said the relative mildness of the first shock in the quake triangle 200 miles north west of Athens provided a warn ing and helped cut down the cas ualties It sent villagers rushing into the streets to huddle together in a driving rain Eleven minutes later a tremen dous strongest ever to Thessaly ses factories and temporarily drained ihe Apiganos River Blairsburg Youth Is Victim of Accident APLINGTON Crabtree 17 killed Friday evening when the car he was driving smashed into a bridge on U S 20 2Vi miles M About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and slightly colder Saturday night low 1520 Generally fair and warmer Sunday with high near 40 Iowa Cloudy and slightly colder Saturday night low 1525 Sun day increasing cloudiness Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Saturday night not so cold wes and north Sunday mostly cloudy and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 30 Minimum Friday Night 22 At 8 Saturday 24 Precipitation W Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 5 lowan Sentenced on Tax Evasion Charge DAVENPORT F McClain 39 Sioux City pleaded guilty to income tax evasion charges here Friday and placed on probation from wa two five year prison terms Judg Albert Reeves sentenced McClain to five years and a fine on each of two evasion counts stem ming from charges he evadec taxes in 1951 and 1952 UP Donald Federal officials said ho falsi Blairsburg was fied his medical dental and Crave expenses and also his church con tributions They said he deductec contributions to the Second Pres east of here Highway patrolmenjbyterian Church Sioux City al though a church by that name has said he was alone in the car the time of the accident at not existed for 40 years U S Ready to Block Aggression WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower Saturday signed the Middle East resolution declaring his countrys readiness to fight f necessary to block any Com munist aggression in that troubled irea The President said in a state nent that the proposal which he ecommended to Congress two months ago marks an import ant forward step in the develop ment of friendly relations be tween the United States and the Middle East It is he said a further dem onstration of the will of the Amer ican people to preserve peace and freedom in the Eisenhower signed his name to the resolution in the presence only of newsmen and photogra phers His special counsel Gerald Morgan handed him a copy and lie wrote approved and affixed Ins signature and date Action Completed The Senate and House com pleted action on the resolution earlier this week In addition to declaring the wil lingness of the United States to use force in event of open Com munist aggression the measure authorizes the spending of million for militaryeconomic aid to Middle East nations by July 1 without some of the restrictions in existing law Eisenhower in his four para graph statement said the reso lution and the unity of nationa purpose which it reflects will in crease the administrations capa bilities to reducing the Comniu nist danger in the Middle Eas and to strengthening the genera stability of the New Policies He noted that his special am bassador James P Richards wil leave next Tuesday for the Mid die East to explain the resolution to nations in the area The Rich ards mission he said is an es sential and important first step in carrying out the new Middle East policies Under the resolution the pres ident is required to notify con gressional committees at least 15 days in advance of any specific spending for arms or economic assistance It also limits military assistance to use for internal security and selfdefense purposes or in con nection with area collective de fense pacts This is designed to prevent use of this aid by recipi ent nations for aggression against neighbor states HEADS COLLEGES SALT LAKE CITY Utah Dr Edmund Glcazer presi dent of Graceland College La moni Iowa was chosen Friday as head of the American Associ ation of Junior Colleges AP Wircphoto Ottumwa READY FOR TRIAL FLIGHT Two SUI students Roger Wymore and Darrell Loan Oxford go over their gyroplane with the help of Prof E E Lundquist The flying lawn constructed by the engineering students was slated for its trial hop Saturday but snowcovered ground delayed the test The truck which was to tow the unusual craft into the air couldnt get suffi cient traction Legislature to Reconvene Tuesday Groundwork Laid for Controversial Measures Another Crisis Feared Plan Offered by Big 3 CAIRO Egypt Egypt re jected a Western big three pro posal for a neutral agency to col lect Sue Canal tolls and split the proceeds with Egypt 5050 In formation Director Abdel Kader Hatem said Saturday The Egyptian government will not accept any such proposal be cause it violates Egypts rights according to the 1888 convention on the Suez Hatem said The United States Britain and France told U N Secretary Gen eral Dag Hammarskjold last month they favored payment of tolls to the World Bank or some neutral international agency when the canal gets back in busi ness Collection Agency The collection agency under their plan would give Egypt halfi the income for operating costs and keep the rest until the toll issue is finally settled The tolls used to gross about 100 million dollars a year Hatems declaration came as United Nations salvage authori ties awaited assent from Cairo to final clearance of the 103mile ong waterway By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES W When the Legislature reconvenes Tuesday for the last half of the 1957 ses sion it will face a hoard of bills of lighter nature plus decisions to make on all of the major is sues The job is expected to take un til about May 1 The lawmakers have been taking the usual 10day spring recess They used the time off to get reactions of their neigh WHAT DELPHIAN ORACALES SAW spectacular view of a vast valley filled with olive trees is much as it was 15 centuries before the birth of Christ when the first Oracle of Delphi looked out from her place of business among the craggy rocks later to become the site for one of Greeces most magnificent temples Edi tor Hall deals with it in the column to the left The picture was taken by his travel colleague Willis Pattern Mason City businessman Some Iowa Highways Snowpacked Highways were slippery Satur day in a northsouth band through central Iowa as a result of the surprise storm that left up to two inches of snow in that area Fri day The Weather Burcnu said the snow resulted from the collision of warm air to the south and coid er air to the north The warmer air pushed into the state in the wake of a low pressure center that had moved to the east of Iowa Meanwhile colder air had broker away from a large air mass to the north of Iowa and both systems arrived over Iowa at about the same time The snowfall ranged up to an inch at Waterloo and nearly two inches at DCS Moines Mason City had a halfinch The State Highway Commission reported roads were slippery in spots to as much as 75 per cent ice and snow covered in the area bounded by Albia A d e I Fort Dodge and Algona on the west and Iowa City Independence and Ricevillc on the east However Highways 65 69 218 20 30 and G had been salted and were nearly normal aors and others on bills introduced In the first half of the session 15 new laws were enacted 15 other bills were killed and sev eral were None of these was of general statewide in terest except a new law already effective to increase the maxi mum length of truck combination from 45 to 50 feet Many bills were passed by one house but have not yet been acted upon by the other The lawmakers did a lot of com mittee work on the bills intro duced and spent much time in the preliminary studies necessary to bring out the big appropriations measures It will be up to the Legislature to decide what state operating costs will be for the next two years The figure is expected to be somewhere between the S136V million being spent annually now and the nearly million rec ommended by Gov Herschel Loveless Other legislation to be considered includes taxes high BULLETIN HONOLULU tidal wave estimated at 4Vi feet high hit northern Oahu Island at Saturday and an uncon firmed report said one or two houses had been swept into the surf The wave believed caused by an underwater earthquake crashed over the highway and hit a seawall five feet above the high water mark SAILOR KILLED NEW YORK 150foot coastal tanker sliced through a motor launch and rammed an anchored freighter in New York harbor Friday night The skipper of the 40foot launch was killed Man Who Rescued Mason City Pilot Receives Citation OXNARD Calif airman received the nations highest peacetime award for heroism Friday for the ocean rescue of a crewman from a downed helicop ter The Soldiers Medal citation presented to Airman Hugh L Hobbs said he plunged 50 feet from another helicopter into a churning sea to rescue Lt James F Brandau Mason City Iowa Threemen drowned in the heli copter crash off San Nicolas Is land last May 11 Brandau was the only survivor of the crash way speed limits school reorgan ization and financing legislation reapportionment tightening reg ulations over nursing homes le galizing union shops prohibiting labor unions making political campaign contributions revision of the egggrading law and water control Minor Bills Awaiting the House is completion of action on several minor bills taken up previously The Steering Committee now lakes control of all measures on the calendar except those classed as unfinished business and reg ulates the order of bills on debate In the Senate there also are a number measures in the unfin ishedbusiness class These in clude possible reconsideration of a bill to authorize the sale of cig arettes in vending machines and action on a plan to set up high way speed limits Anticipated also is a continua tion of the RepublicanDemocratic scrap which broke out just before the spring recess began Another Point Involved in the squabbles are a resolution passed by the Repub lican majority in the Senate call ing upon Democratic Gov Love less to tell specifically how 5 mil lion dollars a year could be saved by governmental reorganization as he suggested Another point of argument is over whether farmers should be given about a million dollars a year in exemptions from the sales tax on gasoline purchased for non highway uses and for which they have obtained refunds of the gns tax The Democratic minority in the House where the measure was approved objects to the bill becoming a law Although there are many bills which appear lo be of the humor ous nature they all have their serious side Egyptian civilian and army en gineers began operations on the 841ton tug Edgar Bonnet sunk midway in the 103mile waterway near Ismailia during the British French and Israeli invasion last fall They said they had to re move explosives from the vessel before it could be raised Permission Awaited Lt Gen Raymond A Wheeler U S Army head of the Egyptian authorities had not giv en him final permission to re move the Edgar Bonnet and the Egyptian frigate Abukir sunk four miles above the south ern end of the canal He said a salvage crew was ready to start work on the Edgar Bonnet right He pre dicted it would take three or four weeks for the workers to examine the wreck and then lift it from the channel When the Edgar Bonnet and the Abukir are removed ships up to tons will be able to sail the entire length of the canal But Egyptian officials have made it clear this does not apply to Israeli shipping which was barred even before the October November fighting Egypt main tains it is still technically at war with Israel despite the 1949 Palestine armistice Meanwhile eight small vessels all under 500 tons passed through the canal Friday This was the first large movement of shipping since the waterway was blocked more than four months ago The Suez problem was left in the U N secretary generals hands Friday night when the General Assembly adjourned ita regular nth session after hearing an official report that Israel had completed its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the Sharm El Sheikh area Transient With a Past Gets 90 Days on Check Charges Police are continuing the in vestigation of a Minnesota man arrested ajjd jailed last week for intoxication And thanks lo three separate charges of bad checks they will have 90 more days to complete it Rhynold John Theiscn 31 tran sient was arrested Monday on a charge of intoxication On Tues day he was sentenced to serve five days after pleading guilty Then the checks began to come in To date police have found three in Mason for one for and another for Saturday Thiesen was sentenced to 30 clays in the county jail for each check Under questioning Thiesen un folded quite a late He recently completed a oneyear term in the Minnesota State Penitentiary at Stillwater after cashing in forged government checks He claimed that he purchased Ihe checks from a stranger in Chicago and that they were blank Some time later the located Thiesen with two suit cases containing Mason City police are now ask ing authorities in other states a very logical question Does any one want Thiesen when were through with Placed on Probation After Knife Incident WEST UNION UP Douglas Everett 19 Fayette was put on one years probation Friday here after changing his plea to guilty on charges of assault with intent 10 do great bodily harm Everett previously pleaded in nocent to the charges which arose from a knifewielding fight Janu ary 23 Two boys were knifed dur ing the fight involving youths from Fayette and Oelwein SAME Black Uf means traffic Is tl houn ;