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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper OM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HI NEWSPAPER THAT MAK1S ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIQ H B O R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIII FMM United Press rul Sewn Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 1ft 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Quleoy 9SO Sundmy Sundmy WOL 610 WSUI U City 910 Sparks From an Editorial Hatchet K S I surmised when I com mented a few weeks ago about some of the vexing ques tions which present themselves to me as an editor I didnt have pre cisely the same answers as some of my fellow editors My editorial hatchet hit flint rock and sent off a few sparks The arguments engendered however havent been quite as heated as I expected In this Im thinking particularly of the view I expressed that in most cases the space given over to letters to the editor could be more profitably devoted to news or enlightened opinion My reference you may re member was to communication from habitual contributors Mos of them have been so preoccu pied with formulating a solution to all the worlds weighty prob lems as to have no time left for the study of such unglamorou subjects as spelling or grammar Undoubtedly the highest com pliment which came to me in con nection with this commentary was from the largest and most high lyesteemed publication of the newspaper profession Editor and Publisher Robert U Brown it editor devoted his full page o editorial comment to my com mentary One Point of Difference As a starting point he re printed this paragraph from mj piece Newspapers which not only use all letters received but invite them as circulation builders I assume should reexamine their course from the point o view of ultimate effect and ask Are we practicing a responsible journalism We go along only 50 per ceni with Earl Hall on this Mr Brown observed We hope there is no newspaper in the coun try that prints any and all com munications addressed to its edi tor which are intended for the letters The Iowa editor has a good point here it isnt good journ alism to print letterstotheedi tor indiscriminately without ap plication of news and editorial judgments not to mention those of good taste truthfulness But and heres where we come into the area of disagree ment between me and the editor ial chiefof Editor Publisher we see nothing wrong in invit ing readers to submit their views either in opposition to or in agree ment with those of the editor on important issues of the Invitatfon Implied This Mr Brown added doesnt have to be put in type or written in a letter The very fact that a newspaper does publish letters regularly or oc casionally is an implied solicita tion for such And whether the invitation is definite or Brown pointed out there is no agree ment by the that he will publish them in part in full or at all Most serious letterwriters as sume their communications must meet certain standards before they are accepted for publication Only the crackpots believe the editor has an obligation to pub lish everything they At this point the editorial di rector of our professions top magazine dipped into my com mentary for this further excerpt Lets face it A great propor tion of those who write regularly to newspapers are classifiable as crackpots They deal from pre judice and ignorance not from information or Its Common Knowledge Many Brown com ments feel that way but few of them have had the temerity to say it to their readers A very considerable part of my commentary was reproduced in the Editor Publisher piece It was I may say an effective job of condensation on Mr Browns part None of the essence of my views was lost I was pleased to have fellow edi tors throughout the country know that under some conditions would count it my solemn duty to give space to letters from read en This I made clear in these CONTINUED ON PACE 2 JANICE HULLINGER AND DALE HULLINGER STEER IS JUNIOR CHAMP 11 Fire Fighters Die in California Forest Iowa Road Toll Climbs to 658 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas record motor vehicle death toll climbed to 658 nearly 100 more than on Nov 26 last six more fatalities Sunday five of them in two violent accidents Seven persons were injured including two critically and the others bruised and shaken when a stock truck derailed a railroad passenger coach The dead Pfc William McCarty 23 White Bear Lake and his bride State Employes to Get Long Holidays DES MOINES W The Iowa Executive Council decided Mon day to give state employes four day weekends over the Christmas and New Year holidays The holidays fall on Tuesday State offices will close at the reg ular time the preceding Friday and will hot reopen until the fol lowing Wednesday Actually the employes will be getting one ex tra day off aside from the holi days State offices always close on Saturdays and Sundays Dale Loses in Open Class BULLETIN HullJnger Manly twotime winner of the junior steer championship and the 1954 grand champion award winner was eliminated Monday as a contender for htis years top steer award at the Inter national Livestock Exposition She lost out in he open classes when her pound stear winner of this years funior show placed second in compe tition among summer yearling AberdeenAngus Winner of the class was Ken neth Eitel 30 Greencastle who took first place on Mr a steer Eitel said he was showing for the first time Janice took her defeat like a real showman She was the first to step forward and congratu late Eitel on his triumph Despite her defeat Janice still could win the reserve grand championship award By BILL WEBB GlobeGazette Farm Editor fivefoot 18 years old browneyed a brunet and Saturday afternoon was the happiest 4H girl at the 57th International Live Stock Ex position Thats Janice Hullinger Manly Iowa whose classy AberdeenAn gus steer named Dale won the jrand championship of the Junior Show It was the first time in the listory of the Junior Show which jecame part of the Exposition in L928 that a youngster has ex libited two grand champion steers Janice won it in 1954 with an Angus steer named Shorty which then went on to capture the grand championship of the open competition Can Dale repeat the double tri umph of Shorty Janice blushed shly as she fond led her steers grand champion ship purple ribbon Of course Im she said with a laugh Is he as good a steer as Shorty was Janice thought a moment Better HindQuarters Yes I think she replied He has better Thirteen times in recent years Junior Show winners have later seen named grand champions of the Exposition Judging of the rand champion steer long one of the most dramatic and color ul events of the Exposition will take place Tuesday afternoon Janices 1954 grand champion wrought a pound or a total of at auction and a plumb ng supply company installed an estimated worth of plumb ng free in the farm home of the owa girls parents Mr and Mrs Beuford D Hullinger Janice had planned to use part of her prize money to put in the plumbing When the plumbing firm heard about her plans the company told her it would do the job for noth ng Its too good to be gasped the 110pound high schoo senior as the judge Dr A D Weber dean of Kansas State Col lege Manhattan slappec Dale on the rump and pushed him forward to fame and Janice Good Calf Congratulations You have a good Exposition Presiden Albert K Mitchell Albert told Janice as he handed her the coveted purple ribbon symbol of her triumph More than spectator cheered and applauded at the dramatic conclusion of the junior steer show in which youngsters from 15 states had exhibited more than 300 animals Im so confused I dont know low I Janice blurted out 3ut her eyes gleamed with the oy that was within her More Cattle As wellwishers swarmed around her the thrilled and breathless youngster managed to say that whatever money Dale brings at auction is going for more purebred Angus Although Janice depended chiefly on her animal and her expert showmanship she also ook some good luck charms nto the show ring They were he same white blouse a green All About The Weather Mason City Generally fair and warmer through Tuesday Low Monday night in low 20s High Tuesday near 40 owa Generally fairt and warm er through Tuesday Low Mon day night 1020 Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness through Tuesday Light snow spreading southward over most sections Tuesday GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 34 Minimum Sunday night 12 At 8 Monday 14 Precipitation trace snow YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum u i Longshoremen Back to Work Operations Normal NEW YORK W Brigades of longshoremen of them in ports from Maine to Texas went back to work Monday loosen ing the grip of a nineday strike Ships and cargo tied up during the period started moving Along the miles of wharfs in New York Harbor operations were bustling and described as back to normal Dock hands said they were glad to be back on the job but disappointed no settlement been reached in the dispute A Federal Court restraining or der issued Saturday ended the walkout for a temporary cooling off period Several thousand members of the striking International Long shoremens Assn hurried back to the piers over the weekend The strike started Nov 15 in a contract dispute between the in dependent ILA and the New York Shipping Assn The employers group represents 170 shipping and stevedoring firms The walkout immobilized mere than 200 ships in East and Gulf coast ports and cost the national economy an estimated 20 million dollars a day Last Thursday President Eisen hower initiated invocation of the TaftHartley Law He said contin uance of the strike would im peril the national health and for a 10day period Before the 10 days are up the government is expected to press for extension of the order for the full 80day cool ing off period provided in the TaftHartley Law Spirit Lake Man Accidentally Shot SPIRIT LAKE W Kenneth Butler 43 Spirit Lake building contractor was accidentally shot and killed Sunday preparatory to going hunting His body was found by his wife in the garage adjoining their house A shotgun and a The government injunction is in the head 22 caliber pistol still in its hol ster were found in his car Authorities said as Butler put the shotgun on the backseat the pistol apparently slipped to the floor of the car and was dis charged The bullet struck him neck scarf and the green ribbon tying her pony tail hairdo that she wore during her 1954 tri umph Janices prize winning animal was calved on tHe farm of Loren Schlipf El Paso Angus breeder She said she paid for the calf a year ago when he was six months old and weighed about 400 pounds She bought him at a sale sponsored by the Central Illinois AberdeenAngus Breeders Assn of Woodford County Congerville The summer year ing was named for the breeders 1yearold son who hadnt wanted his father to part with the ani mal Calfs Rations has been feeding the Janice calf on a ration of corn whole oats bran barley and protein supplement I got up about 6 oclock in the morning to feed him water him brush him and make him com the Iowa farm girl said Then after school I tended lim again and at night I saw that he was bedded Janice who lives on a 320acre arm with her parents three brothers and two sisters plans to attqnd the American Institute of 3usiness Des Moines after she s graduated next spring from Manly High School She was awarded a scholarship to the chool by a stenographic ma chine company in 1S54 She hopes o take a secretarial course at he Iowa school She said she didnt want io get married for quite awhile yet I dont want to be a farm ers wife I want to be a Her First The Iowa farm girl was 34 ears old when she showed her irst steer in competition It was an AberdeenAngus of course nd it kVbrth Eau Claire less than a month June 22 Glenmont Ohio Guy Hackett 74 Wis Ctoyd Charles Lingle 43 and Vernie Junior Bochmann 25 both of Holstein Mrs Willard Spiedel 37 Rock ford 111 The newly wed couple and Hackett were killed in a collision of their cars on Highway 69 just north of the Story City junction Elizabeth Hackett 59 and his sister Miss Eleanor Hackett 63 Lancaster were injuret critically Married Nov 8 McCartys apparently were going to Ft Riley where the soldier was stationed after being married Nov 8 Their car driven by Mrs McCarty was full of boxes and packages bearing wedding gifts Witnesses said the southbound McCarty car suddenly whipped broadside of the highway and into the path of Hackett Sheriff J I Shalley said either a strong gus of wind blew the car around o else Mrs McCarty might havi dozed off and lost control of it The two Holstein men were killed when their semistock true collided with a Minneapolis St Louis passenger train at a cross ing on Highway 175 a mile south of Gowrie 3rd Accident won first prize at the Fair Northwoou County When Shorty won the 1954 dou lecrown he sold for the second lighest price ever paid in the his ory of the Exposition Last year Shorty II an animal Janice rated etter than her 1954 winner took ill just before competition began t the International Janice and her brothers and sis ers have a herd of 16 Angus at tome The owner of the Junior ihow grand champion her broth r Tyrone 16 and her father ach will be showing an animal n the Open Show which begins Monday It was the third fatal accident at the crossing since Aug 31 The crossing has only a railroad sign flashing vision there is partially ob scured State Sen Henry Heideman and Rep Melvin Wilson both of Rock vell City said Sunday they asked the State Highway Commission to ake immediate action to pro vide proper signalling devices at the crossing Mrs Spiedel was killed when the car she was driving ran off Highway 30 near Wheatland The accident happened one mile east of WheatJand which is about 30 miles west of Clinton LOVELESS AIDE Robert H Johnson SUI economics pro fessor and a member of the Iowa Tax Study Commission Monday was appointed execu tive secretary to Herschel Loveless Johnson an authority on tax matters will take over a job now held by Paul Parker Des Moines Parker will continue to serve in that capacity until Gov Leo Hoegh leaves office Jan 17 Safety Dept Requests Big Budget Boost DES MOINES OH The Stat Safety Department opened the b ennial budget hearings befor Gov elect Herschel Loveles Monday with a request for abou a third more money than it i getting now Commissioner Clinton Moyer head of the department asked total of a year com pared with the present annua appropriation of for tb department The largest portion of the re quest was an asking of a year for the State Highway Pa trol which is getting a year now Moyer said the patro oost is needed mainly to give he 225 patrolmen raises of a month each Salary Hikes Moyers request also included proposed salary increases for all personnel of the department vhich is one of the larger ones n state government On the basis of the askings will make his recom mendations to the 1957 ure for appropriations woyear period uly 1 Several Legisla for the Des Moines City Manager Is Ousted DES MOINES man ager Leonard G Howell a career expert in the field was fired Mon rhe a month raise beginning next other agencies vere scheduled to follow the safe y department in Mondays hear ngs During Moyers presentation oveless just listened and Comp roller Glenn Sarsfield asked the uestions After Moyer finished ivision heads gave details on the skings Base Pay day by the Des Moines City coun cil in the culmination of a year long feud with the council ma jority Howell who had served as city manager here since 1950 was ousted by a 32 vote in an action that was surprising only in its timing There had been no ad vanced notice that such a motion would be made The council majority elected with strong labor backing had battled Howell periodically ever since it took office last January They accused Howell of usurping council An attempt to oust the veteran city manager who had served here for more than six years was tabled last spring after emotion packed hearings but the council majority indicated then it might be brought up again Howell said the ouster motion itself grew out of a dispute over dent Eisenhower flew to Augusta who should remove snow Monday for a week or 10 for the highway patrol would add to the present base pay of a month for a beginning patrol man Raises are provided pre sently for patrolmen depending on years of service Moyer did not make any re quest for an increase in the num ber of patrolmen beyond the pres ent authorized strength of 225 men He has said in the past that there should be an increase to about 300 men David that a Patrol Chief said however would be made of the 1957 Legis lature for more patrolmen Herrick request Inferno Rages 3 Days Flames Move Up Valley SAN DIEGO Calif fire fighters perished Sunday night in an inferno which raged through its third day in the Cleve and National Forest Monday A great pall of smoke hung over San Diego drifting from the in and mountain area seaward The bodies were being brought lere by coroners deputies The U S Forest Guard Station at the fire scene said that approx mately acres of brush and imber had been consumed Both Forest Supervisor Walter Puhn and the U S Weather Bureau said there was no end in sight Dry Winds Dry winds from the east and northeast continued to drive the lames toward the San Diego area Three of the men burned to death were employes of the U S Forest Service The others were county prisoners at the Vejas Honor Camp The survivors were quoted as saying the fire came up from the river bed so fast the trapped men had no chance to get away The fire which started Satur day morning from a trash fire on the Inaja Indian Reservation is one of the worst in recent Califor nia history The most deadly forest fire in all time occurred in 1933 A sudden shift in the wind trapped a fire fighting crew in a canyon at Griffith Park Los An geles and 28 died Wide Perimeter James Fenlon chief ranger of the state division of forestry who las been fighting fires 25 years described the present fire as the worst I have ever fought in this The perimeter of the fastmov ng blaze is estimated to be 40 to 50 miles It advanced Sunday into CT Monte Canyon a half mile vest of El Capitan Dam a city and threatened El VIonte County Park 22 miles rom San Diego Some 400 persons were evacu ated from the Barona Indian Res rvation and the Wildcat Canyon rea but 150 in the latter area ater returned to their homes On the fire lines were men including 500 sailors from he San Diego Naval Training enter and 75 Indian experts from ew Mexico Strong winds have ave hampered crews from the tart and rangers declined to pre ict when the fire might be con roiled In the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles meanwhile a small fire raced unchecked near Chatsworth Los Angeles County Fire Dispatcher A J Boutin said more than 100 acres were black ened and several houses in a sub division were burned SAME President Flies to Augusta for 10 Days of Golf Rest WASHINGTON UP Presithe White House announced David Van Wert 18 Hampton n Iowa State College freshman iunday was honored for outstand ng national achievement in 4H Club work He received a cholarship from International Harvester streets in newly annexed Bloom field Township The real reason for the action however went deeper than that Howell 62 was the target of the council majority from almost the beginning The council majority objected to the power Howell wielded in appointments and oth er city operations days of golf and rest It was his first vacation since August Plans for the trip remained ten tative until about an hour before the takeoff because of the tense world situation When 9 CST arrived with no new inter national complications in sight Eisenhower gave the word and trip was definitely on He and Mrs Eisenhower and group of White House aides flew south in the government plane Columbine Press Secretary James ty said Eisenhower took a larg er staff than usual and that he will continue to follow closely developments in the Middle East and Europe as well as discussion at the United ;