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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL N 0 R T H I O W A N S N E I G H I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LVIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Klvc Cents a CopyJ Threatened Strike in Aluminum I Sett led Economy Shows Rally PITTSBURGH of a threatened aluminum strike and speedup of steel production put the nations economy on firm footing Tuesday for the first time in two A walkout of 15000 CIO Steohvorkers at nine plants of the giant Aluminum Company of America was averted Monday night by an llth hour settlement 1 I MidContinent Line Merges With Braniff MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY W W2 This Puner Consists of Two Ona NO in The strike set for Tuesday would have shut off more than 20 per cent of the nations ingot alum inum production vitally needed in the manufacture of airplanes and other defense items Final Appearance The settlement was announced by the Wage Stabilization Board on the eve of its final appearance The Wage Board stripped of most of its disputesettling powers by Congress last month will be re placed by a new board lacking any power to propose settlement terms in deadlocked labor disputes The WSB announcement said the new contracts will give workers a 214 cents an h o u r pay benefit package Of that 15 cents is re troactive to March 10 and four cents effective July 1 The pact also calls for a modified union shop where employes must apply for union membership but may with draw during the 15th and 30th day of employment Old employes arc exempt Kaiser Settles Approval of a new wage contract between Kaiser Chemical Corp Aluminum a nd the and CIO United Steelworkcrs Union affect ing 5000 employes in Kaiser plants also was announced meanwhile steel companies look short cuts but with safety margins to speed up production By truck and railroad tinplale and other steel prodiicts moved to consum ers But one sour note in the general back to work story came from De fense Production Administrator Henry H Fowler He warned it may be two or three months before manufacturers of civilian goods get sufficient flow of new steel Fow ler estimates steel production loss at 20 million tons Threatened Plants The threatened aluminum plants were at Bridgeport Conn Edge water NJ New Kensington Pa Dont Know Effect on Service Locally KANSAS CITY than the required tsvo thirds of Mid Co n t i n e n t Airlines outstand ing stock was voted in favor of a merger with Braniff International Airways at a special meeting of the companys stockholders held here Tuesday The vote was 3231505 shares in favor of In consolidation to 40479 against Thomas F Ryan chair man of the board of MidContinent announced 88 Per Cent Favor Of the companys 418755 shares of outstanding stock 364144 shares were represented at the meeting More than 88 per cent of the shares represented voted in favor of the merger The Jaws of Delaware under which MidContinent is incorpo rated required that 279170 shares of stock approve the agreement of merger Meanwhile Branifts stockhold ers in Dallas Tex voted over whelmingly in favor of the merger Several weeks will be required to complete all details of the consoli dation Dick Metller manager of the Mason City Airport which is served by MidContinent said he did not know whether the merger would effect airline schedules at Mason City Trunk Carrier However he said we can I U JL1 IT p 1 IO J 1 1 J II Badin NC Alcoa Tenn Bauxjlook forward to service by an in itc Ark Mobile Ala Richmond fornalional trunk carrier Braniff Ind and Detroit Mich The USW originally demanded wage increases of 18i cents an hour from Alcoa plus a union shop Company officials and un ion never disclosed what offers if any were made prior to the set tlement Wage scales paid in the various Alcoa plants vary but the average hourly wage is around Farouk Family Arrive at Naples NAPLES Italy royal yacht the Mahroussa brought ex King Farouk and his family into Naples harbor shortly after noon Tuesday The big fourmilliondollar craft with the royal exiles aboard had arrived off the Pleasure Island of Capri across the Bay of Naples at dawn Tuesday and vast quanti ties of baggage were transferred to a smaller motor yacht instead of by regional trunk car rier like M idContinent At present there are six Mid Continent flights through Mason City A hearing is pending before the Civil Aeronautics Board at Wash ington D C on whether Mason Citys northsouth routes will be served by Wisconsin Central Air lines a feeder carrier or by the merged MidContinent Graniff air lines now a large trunk carrier City officials were resisting the loss of MidContinent service STRIKE MAY END SAN FRANCISCO sail ors union negotiators and ship owners agreed late Sunday night on a settlement that is expected to end the twomonthsold West coast shipping strike Monday Union members in four port cities will vote on it at lpm Monday with ratification regarded as virtually certain BIG DAY FOR a happy day in the life of 52dayold Mary Hughes as she leaves a Philadelphia hospital in the arms of her mother The infant born pre maturely was thought dead for hours but now weighs a bouncing six pounds Nurse Etlythc Sobel says goodby AP Wlrepliolo Gene Owen white an AFL union mem RIVAL UNIONS FIGHT ber from Montezuma Ind stands over CIO unionist Edward Davis of Terre Haute during a bitter fight at the Terre Haute AllisChalmers plant The AFL union attempted to cross the CIO picket lines and enter the strikeclosed plant California Jolted Again 3 Afterquakes Hit Hospital Is Evacuated BAKERSFIELD Calif sharp afterquakcs of the damaging July 21 tremor jarred Southern Cal ifornia Tuesday They centered tierc causing the evacuation of 50 patients from a hospital and hun dreds of jittery residents from their homes New earthslides partially blocked one highway and threatened the vital FriiintKcrn canal One home was destroyed by afire touched off when the quake broke a gas line Several buildings here suffered new damage including Kern Gen eral Hospital New Jolts The new jolts occurred at am am and am They were the heaviest since the July 21 quake which took j3lives and severely damaged the towns of Tehachapi and Aryin The latest tremors were felt as Far south as the Lost Angeles area No new damage was reported at Tehachapi or Arvin although scis mologisls said the quakes were caused by new slippage of the Bear Mountain fault epicenter of the July 21 trembler Scientists said the magnitude of he first two quakes Tuesday were and 5 respectively compared with July 21 and 86 for the greatest quake ever Asain in the Himalaya Mountains inin50 Week of Quakes Southern California has been jolted by afterquakcs every day for more than a week 1olicc said residents here arc increasingly nervous Hundreds nf fa m i I i cs spent most of the hot humid night on cots and blankets in their yards Tuesday quakes opened new cracks in some onestory brick buildings of Kern Hospital causing the evacuation of 50 patients Fish Pier Fishless BOSTON Boston fish pier hns been posted with signs saying No Fishing Shes Got Kick About Top Kick DETROIT Howard Kelcli lold his wife she reminded him of his Army top sergeant she is suing him for divorce The wife Mary Margaret Kelch said in her suit filed Monday Whenever Id ask him to hang up his pajamas or help me with the dishes hed remind methat hed had enough of being ordered around in the Army And whenever Id try to reason with him and explain his responsibilities around the house hed tell me how much 1 re minded him of his Army top sergeant Both are 25 They were married in 1048 and have a child Polio Epidemic Worse at Sioux City 10 More Cases By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twentytwo new polio cases have been reported inIowi of them at Sioux City where it had earlier appearec that the situation was easing The epidemic at Sioux City took a turn for the worse as hospital authorities disclosed that JO new patients were admitted to hospitals Monday The number of cases re ported lo Sioux City health officials so far this year now has reached an alltime high of 295 The pre vious high Ihcre was set in 1918 when a total of 274 cases were re ported The new admissions raised to JGO the number of patients being treat ed in Sioux City hospitals Several others are being treated in their homes Three more cases were reported in Clay County to bring the total there in recent weeks to 14 Twentyone polio cases were re ported under treatment a I Univer sity Hospitals in Iowa City Mon day Six new patients were admit ted and three discharged over the weekend The years total cases at Council Bluffs reached 4 Monday with the of another polio pa tient At this time last year it per sons were being treated for the dis ease Scott Countys fifth case this year was reported Monday with a new admittance to a Dnvcnport hospi tal DCS Moines polio patients totaled 71 Monday with H3 in isolation New Hampton Boy Victim of Polio NEW HAMPTON Chicaksav Countys second polio death oc eurrcd shortly before noon Tucs day when Richard Calhoun 8 son of Mr and Mrs Raymond Calhoun died at an Iowa City hospital Richard was one of two Chickasaw County taken to City over the weekend the oliic being Patricia Kolthoff 8 daugh ler of Mr and Mrs fiobcrl Koll hoff of Lawlcr There arc eight other cases o polio from this county from low TAX REFUNDS DES MOINES WFedcral in come tax refunds to lowans ar averaging about per rcfum this year compared with a yea ago The Iowa office of interim revenue which has mailed ou 3915830 refunds totaling so far this year said refunds ar higher because the tax rate i higher 600000 in Uniform Cant Cast Ballots Many States AFL Invades CIO Picket Lines 8 Persons Injured TERRE HAUTE Ind UB United Auto Workers lolslorcd picket lines at the AllisChaimers plant Tuesday for a second AFL invasion that failed to Eight persons wore injured one critically in a pitched battle Monday when members of the AFL International Un on of Operating Engineers tried to take over jobs of the striking auto workers The AFL men agreed Mon Iny night not lo try to break hrough the lines Tuesday but about 150 CIO plckcls marched in tight circles in front of the plant jntcs prepared for a change in hc rival unions plans There was no sign of AFL men around I he plant Tuesday The defending CIO group jarred plant manager Martin Car son and about 300 supervisory em ployes from the building early Tuesday but later permitted them 0 enter after a plea from Mayor Ralph Tucker When Carson was barred from the plant lie walked acrpss the street to Police Chief Frank Riddle and said 1 want to go lo work his morn ing Carson said Hitldlc advised him to close the plant and go home The company agreed to attend a conference Tuesday afternoon with Arthur Ingles federal labor con ciliator hut a CIO spokesman said the CIO would not bo represented If AFL members try to get into the plant The UAW has been on strike for higher wiigcs and a union shop since May 7 The plant is the first unit of large new plant Ip produce jet air craft engine parts for the Air Force Because of the long strike the Air Force has removed some machinery and sent it to other plants Ike Will Address VFW Convention in Los Angeles DENVER Dwight D Eisenhower the Republican presi dential nominee will address the 53rd annual encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW in Los Angeles Aug 5 In announcing completion oC ar rangcments Tuesday Arthur II Vandenbcrg Jr the generals ex ecutive assistant said in a state ment that Eisenhowers appearance at the convention will be entirely nonpolitical in nature But his remarks to Ihc veterans arc likciy to deal with the Inter nationa situation and the struggle for world arc certain to be analyzed in the light of his bid for the presidency The VFW convention probably will be the occasion of Eisenhower first formal speech since he was nominated at the Republican con vention July 11 At this point he has no earlier engagement sched uled For his VFW appearance Eisen hower will fly from Denver to Los Angeles Hie morning of Avig 5 Im mediately after addressing the con vention in the early evening lie will return by plane lo his campaign headquarters here Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles Die general will review the annual VFW parade and then will witness a drum and bugle corps pageant in the Coliseum Hope To Be Stenogs CLEVELAND O survey by the school board showcrl thai one out of five girls in the 14 city high schools hopes lo become a stenographer One boy out of 11 wants to be an engineer Air Force Will Investigate Saucers WASHINGTON mystery objects swooped in over the capital again Tuesday as an aroused Air Force called in top sci entists to find out what flying saucers really arc The Civil Aeronautics Administration traffic control center re ported that its radar picked up the objects for about six straight hours early Tuesday morning The objects a CAA offical said were traveling about 100 to 120 miles an hour in a 10mile arc around the capital between Hcrndon Va and Andrews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland Strange Targets It was in this same area that radar screen recorded the strange targets the past two Saturday nights setting oft a new rash of flying saucer rumors in the capital Top Air Force brass has decided to get to the botlom of the mys tery Forsaking an earlier altitude that there aint no such animal they arc enlisting top scientists in a major new saucer study it was learned Tuesday A CAA official said the control center radar first started picking up the strange blips about am and that they continued showing up on the radarscbpc until 0 am Tuesday morn ing At some times he said lliere were as many as 8 to 12 of the objects on the scope at tinsame lime A pilot aboard an Eastern Air Lines Constellation was directed to check on the objects at about 3 am but he reported he saw no lights despite a 15mile visibility TheCAA official said the objects disap pearcd from the radar screen when the plane was in the area where they had been tracked ami then came back in behind him No jets from the air defense command were sent up lo chase the new objects as on Saturday Then a jet pilot reported sighting steady white lights but said his fiOOmilcanhour jet was unable to closein Askerf why the air defense command had not been alerted the CAA official said we were too busy with other things and besides those objects arent hurting anybody Lighter Intensity The official said the objects appeared much the same as on last Saturday night except thai Ihcrc was not as much definition to the blips He described the blipr as the same kind as made by an airplane but with lighter intensity The Air Force will rely primarily on physicists for its flying saucer investigation This is in line with a tentative opinion al ready reached in some Air Force circles that the variously described mystery objects in the sky actually are physical phenomena however imperfectly understood up to now rather than actual flying discs JAMES P McGRANERY Attorney Gen Says Cleanup Doing WASHINGTON oral James P McGrancry he is getting along very well wlthou Ihc asbestos his predeccssoi Howard McGralh rccommciidec lhat he wear to Washington Also McGrancry said the govern incuts cam pjiign he inherited from JVicGrat iiiul special administration invest gator Ncwboltl Morris is goihj forward satisfactorily althougl without fnnfare McGrancry made both state mcnts in answering blunt inquiries Monday when he received a dele gallon of about 88 teenagers at tending the American Legion Boys Nation sessions hare Any Questions After showing the youngster his private suite Ihc new attorned general said he was open lo any questions One young delegate asked if lie had needed the asbestos A pants which McGrath recommended on the day last April that McQralh fired Morris and was himself promptly removed from office by President Truman Laughing McGrancry replied No I dont think I will need the asbestos pants T think I can get along without them Another of the boys then in quired What is being done abou the cleanup campaign Ami McGrancry replied Our program is getting alnnt very well here Im sure The fac that you hear litllc about it i evidence hat f am trying to do the job DignityFirmness f am trying lo do it with dignity firmness anil impartiality We have had some removals but I do not think it would be fair to pinpoint the actions which have been taken We will always have some greedy men we will always have some corruption The greates weapon we have is the certainly of punishment for the evildoer no matter how slow it may appear lo be T think it is well uiulerslooi now that if you do wrong you arc not going to get away wilh it KEOKUK WOMAN DIES KEOKUK IJFI Miss Elizabelf Love one of the last members of a prominent Kcokuk family dicil at a hospital here Monday Her father James Love was one of the early federal judges in this terri lory SAME JUr meani framo In jMnl hours Didnt Make Provisions Congress Fails to Provide Ballots WASHINGTON UPSome 600 00 servicemen overseas will be leprjved of their right to vote in November because many stales ihd Congress failed to provide idequalo abscnlce ballots t That was the estimate mada Tuesday by mililary officials who xlntcd out the servicemen coma rom slalcS which make it impossi blc or very difficult to cast voles while away from home The total goes still to 1000000 servicemen stationed within he United States but not close to ionic are included No Carolina and New no absentee uovisions at all according to a Defense Department survey During World War II practically all states revised proccdv arcs to enable fighting mento cast allots back home And Congress provided a federal ballottomake tlouble sttru Servicemen would liave a chance to vote for federal officials But many stalcsJiavelefl Ihclr soldier ballot laws lapse And the federal Jaw expired with the Japa nese Treaty ended World War 11 Secretary of Defense1 RobertA Lovettscnt appeals to the slates earlier this year erccl how inadequate State absentee voting Jaws hadbecpine The adv ministration tried lo push a1 new federal baljol law liirougl Congress bpforo adjourn ment i Most slate legislatures were not in session this year and governors were reluctant to summon special sessions in an election year The Senate passed a bill provid ing a federal ballot in cases where Vstate does not have an adequate absentee ballot But despite several pleas by President Truman the measure died in a Housesubcom mittee lii a hassle over states rights Opposes Bill SubcommitteeChairman Omar Burlesoii he opposed the bill because hesoid It would give the federal government a chance lo get its foot in the door in regulating state election procedures ncp CharlesA Halleck RInd said it should be left up to the states to provide absentee voting machinery Seven slates including South Carolina and New Mexico require registration in person The others arc Alabama Delaware Florida Louisiana and Ulah Four Indiana Montana and not accept a postcard as an application for a bailot Defense Department officials tes tified that at least 45 days should be allowed particularly in the case of men in Korea for sending out and returning absentee ballots Twentythree stales allow less than 45 days Four Kentucky Massachusetts and not have any specified time period All About The Weather Mason City Fair and pleasant Tuesday afternoon high 80 to 83 Partly cloudy and not so cool Tuesday night with occasional light showers low 55 to 60 Iowa Fair north partly cloudy south Tuesday afternoon a little warmer west and north high 80 to 85 Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and local thunder storms and warmer Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy turning cooler with scattered showers southeast in forenoon Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night scattered showers and lo cal thunderstorms and not so coo south and east Wednesday mostly fair and cooler High Wednesday 66 to 70 north 70 to 74 south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 75 Minimum 43 At8 am 6L
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