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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I N E W A MR T N A T M A K E I ALL NOR T H LO N S N I I 6 M I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 18 1957 This Paper Consists ol Two The World Around Us Enlightening Week Spent in Russia Number 103 EDITORS is one of a seriesof 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 ON A RUSSIAN TRAIN LEAV ING LENINGRAD FOR HEL SINKI Finland When I talked about visiting Russia on this trip around the world my friends back home used to give me that old Youneedakeeper look Newly made friends in Australia Indo nesia and Asia also regarded me with misgivings when I told them that a week in Russia lay ahead In the final hours of this week just be fore we enter Finland on a jolting Moscow Helsinki express like to give W EARL HALL my answer to those who raised questions about my judgment if not my sanity And these answers might be help ful to others possessed of similar suspect ideas meaning Russian travel plans Enlightening Week I begin by saying that it has been a generally enjoyable and marvelously enlightening week I hasten to make it clear that I dont think I learned all about Russian Communism in a week Its been an outright guided tour with those in charge trying to show me the things I should see But I havent felt required to confine my gaze to the things that were being pointed out to me As Ive already pointed out in a more extended report on my Russian experiences and observations I could look through the cracks and around the edges for a sensing of the fundamental fact that there is far more FROTH than SUB STANCE in the economic struc ture of Communist Russia Red Carpet Treatment That however is not the point of this piece Rather I want to re port on lodging food service creature comforts generally which have been afforded me dur ing my week as a guest of the Russian travel agency known as The three hotels of which we were patrons the Intourist in Kiev the National in Moscow and the Astoria in Leningrad have rolled out the red carpet to the full extent of their ability We paid for it of course and how Theres nothing cheap about tour ing Russia I assure Two spacious threeroom suites had been reserved for my col league and me Im sure they were included in our advance With some difficulty we were able io cancel out on one and share our quarters All of our hotels and this can be said of nearly everything else worthwhile in presentday Russia date back 50 years to the era of the czars Language Barrier Meals are served in endless courses The offerings appear on the menu in Russian and English Mostly we pointed because wait ers dont talk English The lan guage barrier is much greater in Russia than in most of the other countries on our itinerary even though English is Russias sec ond language Food is of tolerable quality but nothing to brag about For thing theres a bit more em phasis on fats than we like We found ourselves favoring American dishes beefsteak smothered in onions for instance Tipping isnt merely frowned on its absolutely prohibited At the moment thats the only idea I think of that we could borrow from Russia with profit Russia is the one country weve visited that didnt want American dollars They are no good to you after you reach Russia Your reg ular expenses are paid in advance and you get a daily allowance of 25 rubles about 25 cents each Thats just a little more than enough to buy one goodsized chocolate bar a day At this moment Russia how ever is definitely smiling at the American tourist What the situa tion will be tomorrow remains to be seen Better wait and seel m AF Wiiephoto SUNNY SMILEWith tempera tures near the 85degree mark President Eisenhower sports a warm smile and a St Patricks Day green carnation as he suns himself on the deck of the cruis er Canberra The President re ceived the carnation from a member of crew The Canber ra is taking him to Bermuda and a meeting with Prime Min ister Macmillan of Britain Israel Plans Test Run Through Gulf Mrs Meir Dulles Hold Conference BY THE UNITED PRESS Israel announced it would run a test ship Ihrough the Gulf of Aqaba Monday and Egyptian newspapers warned that hos tilities may be resumed at any moment because of Israeli de mands to internationalize the gulf and the Gaza Strip Dr Rcflpn Bunche assistant secretary general and Maj Gen Burns head of the Emergency Force left Cairo for hurried inspection trips to Gaza and Sharm El Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba as the situation once more be came tense Meets with Dulles In Washington Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir was meet ing Secretary of Stale John Fos ter Dulles Jerusalem sources said she would seek pledges thai American assurances of free passage of Ihe Gulf of Aqaba will nol go down Ihe Israeli sources claimed assur ances on Gaza had disappeared when the UNEF turned over ad ministration of the strip to Egyp tian police and civilians and when the Egyplian army moved inlo El Arish Iheir Sinai Deserl fortress at entrance to the Gaza Strip Israel Mouth of Gulf planned to send the freighter Queen of Shcba from the Straits of Tiran No Egyp nish troops of UNEF but it was not known whether Saudi Arabia had any fortifications at the mouth of the gulf Israel also planned later in he week possibly Wednesday to sail the Danish Kraschel Rites Held at Harlan HARLAN UP Nelson G Kraschel Democratic governor of Iowa from 1937 until 1939 was buried here Monday Kraschel 67 died at his home Friday night after suffering a heart attack Among those attending the final rites was Gov Herschel Loveless the first Democratic governor since Kraschel Loveless closed his Capitol office at 11 in memory of Kraschel City Bus Aid Bill Passes House Vote Is Unanimous DES MOINES UP A proposal that the state give financially hardpressed urban transit sys tems in 16 cities temporary re lief received unanimous approval in the House Monday and was sent to the Senate Rep Howard Reppert DDes Moines told the House in urging passage of the measure If you deny help to those sys tems the lines will go off people will lose jobs and ways to school and it will speed up migration be cause the central business dis tricts of the cities will die This is the root of the whole tax problem If we had more peo ple to spread the tax around we wouldnt need to increase Meter Revenue An amendment adopted by a voice vote removed from the measure a provision that will have permitted municipalities to spend up to 25 per cent of gross annual parking meter revenue to improve transit service by sub sidizing special lines now operat ing at a loss The bill would exempt the trans it systems from the state gasoline tax substitute a S25pervehicle for the present annual bus license fee andeliminate gross receipts or franchise taxes on transit lines The measure proposes to give this relief for two years only be ginning next July 1 The relief as proposed by the Governors Trans it System Study Committee Reppert urged the House to grant the relief on a trial period and said that if it were abused changes could be made in the 1959 Legislature Pay Bills The House sent to the governor by unanimous vote four Study Committee pay bills amid the study committees The four measures call for ap propriation of a total of to a Legislative Research Bureau This work costs Stevens said A bill to permit submission of Eilat its port on the Gulf of an annexation proposal at a Aqaba some 110 miles north of special municipal election as well North 2nd St m m Swept by Days y FIGHTING THE ELEMENTS Harold Osborn Stew artville a former Mason City resident had no little trouble on his latest visit to the city Osborn like hundreds of other North Iowa stuck dur ing Mondays surprise snowstorm He had to do a bit of shoveling and then jackup the rear wheels to put on tire chains before being able to free his stranded car Looking on at left is W B McGrane 34 Linden Dr MAGSAYSAYS BODY IDENTIFIED Philippines Has New President HiT A MTY A jm J i i n MANILA iff Vice President Carlos P Garcia Monday took over the reins of government as voice caution by one of the vetthe Philippine nation and the free eran members on the creation of world mourned the planecrash death of President Ramon Mag saysay Garcia flew in from the SEATO pay 24 men most of them legisconference in Australia several lators for their services on com mittees which generally reported recommendations to this session of the Legislature Rep Henry Stevens R Jef ferson who is serving his seventh consecutive session said the Leg islature should use care in creat ing interim study committees es pecially since the state now has as the regular election also lian Iroops were al Sharm El Passed in thc House by a vote of Sheikh now garrisoned by anci was sent to the Senale Jeweler Murders Daughters Mother Then Takes Own Life WEST FRANKFORT Ill W freighter BrigiUc Tost into the Wielding a claw hammer and of Eilal through thc gulf in second test a 44ycarold jewelry store operator killed his three young daughters his mother and himself day he was to mar ry his bookkeeper Coroner Barney Browning said Herman Behn hit his sleeping vic tims in the head with a hammer and shot them with a 38 pistol SUI Campus Expansion Plans OKd DES MOINES of the Iowa Executive Council agreed Monday they should grab a 287acre farm adjoining the State University of Iowa campus on the west even though the cost would be S487 an acre Thc State Board of Regents re quested authority to buy the tract from Harold W McGinnis for The regents said the university has not decided as to the spe cific use which would be made of thc property However the board pointed out that the size of the campus had not kept pace with the campus population Also the board said the only direction in which the campus could expand was westward The tract probably will be come a residential or industrial area if the state does not pur n uuvji in v 111 tv j in a OO pi 3 LUl Behn himself died of a bullet ll lhc board said the right temple Secretary of Agriculture Clyde The tragedy stunned this southjSpvy commented The price is ern Illinois town of not bad If it is subdivided the The victims of the slaying Prcc would run into more than were Mrs Minnie Behn 70 10 Shirley 12 and Linda 14 Mrs Maldetta Minton a 38 yearold divorcee who was to have been Behns bride in a ceremony at the First Christian Church was reported in deep shock State Auditor C B Akers de clared We had better go along with this or well wake up 10 years from now and find we cant get Becks Tax Returns to Be Checked by Senate Probers WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Monday gave the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee authority to examine any federal tax returns for the years 1945 to 1957 The committee promptly said it would use this power to look at the returns made by Dave Beck president of the Teamsters Union and Frank Brewster head of the unions 11state Western Confer ence Counsel Robert Kennedy told re porters We ore going to request the income lax returns of Beck and Beck has promised to let Chair man McClellan DArk know this week whether he will submit his personal financial records for the 194955 period McClellan has said that unless Beck turns them over voluntarily a subpoena will be issued to com pel their production Brewster testified last Friday and is due to lake the stand again when the hearings resume Tues day Veteran Des Moines Judge Dies at DES MOINES vn Municipal Judge Charles S Cooler 88 who had served on the Des Moines Municipal Court bench longer than any judge in history died at hishome here Sunday following a prolonged illness Judge Cooler served on the bench for 22 years A lifelong Democrat Coolerwas appointed to the court in 1934 by the late Governor Clyde L Herring The judge underwent abdominal sur gery in February last year and former Gov Leo Hoegh appointed Judge Ray Harrison as temporary Municipa Judge a few months later Cooler was not active on the bench during the past yew hours after Magsaysays charred body was found in the wreckage of his plane on a Cebu Island mountainside The 60yearold vice president took the oath of office as fourth president of the Philippine Repub lic before Chief Justice Richardo Paras He will serve until after next Novembers presidential elec tions which now promise to be a wideopen fight A staunch supporter of Magsay says foreign policy Garcia is ex pected to continue the late Presi dents aim of strenglhening Amer icanPhilippine friendship The new Presidenl lold newsmen he planned no changes in the cabi net and would himself continue to fill the post of secretary of for eign affairs he had held unde Magsaysay Magsaysay 49yearold chain pion of democracy and bitter fo of communism perished late Sat urday when his twinengine plane crashed in dense jungle just aftei leaving Cebu for Manila Only one passenger a Philip pine newsman survived the crash which claimed the lives of 26 per sons including several top govern ment officials and educators sev eral Philippine newsmen and members of Magsaysays staff The President was returning from living Iwo commencement CARLOS P GARCIA RAMON MAGSAYSAY House Committee Approves Civil Rights Measure WASHINGTON The House Judiciary Committee approved Monday a civil rights bill con forming closely to President Ei senhowers recommendations Most Southernbacked amend ments to reduce the rote proposed for the federal government in supporting voting and similar rights were defeated in a final closeddoor session The bill now goes to the Rouse Rules Commit tee where Southerners are ex pected to make another stand But backers predicted the bill will get a reasonably prompt clearance to the House and be overwhelmingly adopted there Slrategy of the Northern and Western legislators supporting the bill has been throughout to work for quick House passage so that pressure will find it harder to talk the measure lo dealh there Radio Commentary Carried on Page 2 One Mans Earl Halls weekly radio commentary usually ried on page 1 for this edition can be found on page 2 The feature will re turn to its customary posi tion on completion of Edi tor Halls series of articles about his world trip AH About The Weather Mason City Snow accumulating 4 to 6 inches and diminishing Monday night cooler near 20 Partly cloudy and cool Tues day high in low 30s Iowa Thunderstorms or heavy snow northwest rain or snow southeast Monday night cooler and low in 20s Partly cloudy little change in temperature Tuesday Five day Iowa Temperatures Tuesday through Saturday will average near normal north to 3 Lo 5 degrees above normal south Normal highs mid40s north to mid50s south Normal lows mitl20s north to lower 30s south Warmer by middle of week Colder again by the week end Precipitation will average onefourth to onehalf inch oc curring as rain or snow Thurs day or Friday Minnesota Heavy snow in ex treme south portion south of line through Redwood Falls and Hastings with total ac cumulation 4 to 10 inches Fair and little change in temperature Tuesday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 44 Minimum Sunday night 30 At 8 Monday 30 Precipitation 4 Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 26 speeches in Cebu A close guard was placed around the wreckage as officials nade clear they had not ruled out he possibility of Communist sabo tage As defense secretary Mag saysay had wrecked the Commu nist Huk rebel movement in the nfant island republic A search party which included tfagsaysays brother Jesus found he chief of states remains in the twisted charred ruin of his twin ngine plane about 15 miles north of Cebu City The Presidents body was vir tually unrecognizable Identifica tion had to be made through per sonal effects he carried Magsay says body still had on a partly charred suit and his wrist watch Two U S Air Force helicopters made the hazardous landing on the jungleshrouded slope about 100 yards from the wrecked Two U S Marine helicopters were dispatched to the scene Monday and began carrying out the bodies Iowa Flier Dies in Pittsburgh Crash PITTSBURGH Pa two engine Navy Beechcraft crashed into an abandoned coal mine south of here Sunday night killing Lt Cmdr James Sanforcl 38 Des Moines the pilot Enlisted Pilot Charles Hart Lincoln was hospitalized in fair condition The craft enroute to Pittsburgh from the Naval Air Station at Lincoln had been in radio contact with the control lower at greater Pittsburgh airport shortly before the crash at about 9 Sanford had received instructions for landing when he suddenly went off the air Blasts Rock Vessel 43 Crewmen Saved MIAMI violent ex plosions rocked the SS Pcrama early Monday but thc Coast Guard reported later that all 43 mea were safe Traffic Slowed to Crawl Many Schools Are Closed Another March storm moved nto Northern Iowa during the night bringing deep wet snow hard winds and some drifting An estimated 200 schools were closed due to road conditions Monday morning temperatures were not severe but readings of 32 were reported at many north ern Iowa points The new snow followed a simi ar storm by four days Last Fri days blow produced only a small amount of snow but it was driven nto goodsized drifts by high winds City trucks with cinders and sand were unable to keep pace with traffic Monday morning in Mason Citys business section ars were stalled on several streets and snow was heaped lear parking meters as walks were shovelled Started at 5 a m Heavy snow which started fall ng in Mason City at 5 con tinued to cover streets and side walks as fast as they were cleared Five and a half inches of snow had fallen by The Iowa State Safety Patrol reported heavy snow for the east and central part of Iowa with visibility less than feet Roads were 100 per cent snow packed and slippery The heavy snow was reported all the way across the state Mason Citys first scheduled airline flight Monday a south bound plane from Minneapolis could not land at the Municipal Airport and after circling it at 8 went on south re ported flying ceiling at 600 feet Trains and buses were running behind schedule Traffic tieups were numerous Dozens of cars and trucks skidded off snowpackcd highways and the of tow trucks were at a premium No major accidents were reported however The snow was welcomed by armers whose lands were in need of additional moisture The water content of the snow was nearly 60 inches Schools Closed Among the schools in North owa closed because of road con ditions were Lakota Klemme Ventura Woden Garner Crystal ake Ledyard Titonka Fertile lanlontown Marble Rock Buffa o Center Rockwell Public School lake Mclnlirc Thompson Graf on Sheffield Forest CityLeland Jommunily Lake Mills Joice Phornlon Kensctt Owen No 3 Jarpenlcr Hayficld Manly Lime reek 34 and Orchard Spencer reported seven inches of new snow on the ground at noon and the heavy snow was continu ing in that area Sioux Falls S reported 10 inches of new snow Many other Iowa points report ed rainfall ranging from half an inch to an inch High Wind Conditions in the Spencer area were described as almost as se vere as during the blizzard of last week Winds of 25 to 35 miles an hour were causing considerable drifting A half dozen semitrailer trucks were reported stalled by snow in the Spencer vicinity Main highways were mostly open but some places there was only oneway traffic A 24hour postponement of Mon day nights state boys basketball tournament competition at Sioux City and Spencer was brought about by the storm The LeMars vs Manning game at Sioux City and the Calumet vs Fonda OLGC game at Spencer instead will played at Tuesday Jewell in north central Iowa re ported slightly over an inch of rain ASSESSOR DIES CEDAR RAPIDS New comb 46 appointed city assessor only recently died here Sunday following a heart attack 1 ;