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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home Mason City Where EVERY day is VALUE day MASON CITY GLOBEG T H I N I W S P Associated Press and United Press Full LeaM Wirea m w MHW A P E R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E HOME EDITION Seven Cents a CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 21 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One No 141 DRIVER ONLY HURTDonnie W McDade 22 Des Homes escaped life I uesday night after his car missed a curve near Des Moines smashed into two power poles plunged into an eightfoot ditch and overturned McDade who was thrown trom the car when it overturned suffered head and body cuts Will Help Cities Get Industry Development Group Says DES MOINESjflThe Iowa De veiopment Commissionwcones day issued a formal statement on the policies it follows in endeav oring to broaden Iowas industrial base T E Davidson II commission director said the statement is the first of its kind to be promul gated by the commission since it was founded in 1945 The policies 1 We believe in the principle of community self determination whereby each city shall decide the kind of industry best suited to fulfill their needs and desires 2 We favor the establish ment of community development organizations corporations asso ciations foundations companies or funds held within the local chamber of commerce or similar group for the promotion of new industries 3 The assistance and experi ence of this commission shall be made available for the guidance of any community in Iowa re gardless of size or geographic lo cation 4 We respect the plant loca tion requirements set forth by the industrial prospect and these requisites shall direct our pro motional 5 We hold inviolate a confi dence entrusted to us by an Iowa community or by a manufacturer 7YearOld Girl Has 25TH HEART ATTACK NEW ALBANY Ind A 7yearold girl was in serious condition Wednesday at St Edwards Hospital where she is under treatment for her 25th heart attack Little Sheila Whitehead was admitted to the hospital last Mon day Her doctor said she probably will survive her latest heart attack but there is no hope of a permanent cure The little girl has been bedfast most of her life and will prob ably Continue to be for the rest of her life Dr Patrick Hess said Im going to let her go home from the hospital Hess said In the case of an ordinary patient I might not do so But she has the right to be with her mother and other children as much as she Hess said Sheila n pnly rhiM fhp victim of an acute infec Kefauver Scores Stunning Victory Over Stevenson Hoegh in Attempt to Sell Producer Meat Advertising OMAHA Victor Anderson of Nebraska and Leo Hoegh of Iowa sought Wednesday to sell a producerfinanced meat adver Using program to governors or their representatives of other live stock producing states Gov Anderson said these states represent 85 per cent of the nations livestock production The Nebraska and Iowa leaders have agreed on presenting a voluntary checkoff plan of cents a head on cattle five cents on hogs and 2V2 cents on sheep to raise funds The money would be collected at the market where the livestock is sold but would be re turned to the individual producer tion in another part of her fcody which causes periodic cardiac popularly known as heart failures Blast Rocks GE Plant Two Dead SCHENECTADY N Y A cityrocking blast and towering investigating thisstate as a posflames two Negro Preacher Awaits Outcome in Boycott Trial MONTGOMERY Ala young Negro preacher Wednes day calmly faced the outcome of a 3day judgment on his leadership of an unprecedented racial boycott of the city bus lines The state closed its case Wednesday against the Rev Martin Luther King the first of 90 Negroes brought to trial for the boy cott of their race against segregated city buses The scholarly 27yearold Baptist preacher with the manner of a professor and build of a lightweight boxer sat composed through put testimony of violence sible plant location 6 Realizing that a wealth of raw material is available from our huge agricultural production industry using these resources shall be encouraged to locate in Iowa 7 A continuing publicity pro g r a m shall be carried forth in every legitimate media to ac quaint the people of Iowa with the need for an expanded industrial economy 8 We recognized the need for collecting and disseminating pertinent economic informa tion that will promote the utiliza tion of our manpower agricul tural industrial cultural and rec reational resources and also form the basis of all community sur veys in evaluating the economic facilities most important to plant SAME flag traffic death in piul II hours workers injured 11 others and destroyed a chemical materials building at the General Electric plant here The company said it had not identified the two bodies found in the ruins Five other workers who were in the building escaped without in juries the company said At least two workers were hos pitalized The big blast followed by sev eral minor ones was so fierce hat it broke windows and dishes n surrounding homes and was heard five miles away Many per sons telephoned police and news papers to ask whether a bomb lad been dropped The cause of the explosion was not determined immediately NEW POLICE JUDGE FORT DODGE UP Herbert J Bennett Fort Dodge attorney las been appointed city police judge to succeed the late Elmo E McCormick Bennett has been a justice of the peace here for eight years BULLETIN WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower Wednesday ap pealed for mediation of the Mid die East crisis to avoid the world tragedy of a war in that tense area jury and racial tension One of 25 King one of 25 Negro ministers indicted in the group faced up to six months in jail and fines up to if Circuit Judge Eugene Carter finds him guilty The Negro attorneys waived trials for all defendants Four white drivers of the Mont gomery bus system testified Tues day that they were fired on at the start of the boycott which in 15 weeks has reduced the com pany to economic chaos The defense planned to re examine Beatrice Jackson heavy set Negro maid for a white fam ily who testified a Negro called Skee threatened to cut your damn throat if she rode the buses Willie C Carter 200pound six foot Negro employed at the dilapi dated county courthouse where the trial sits testified another Negro tried to pull him off the bus threatening to whup Avoid Bloodshed King who had pleaded with if he asked for it Foss Hall to Come Two other governors promised to attend Wednesdays Gov Foss of South Dakota and Gov Hall of Kansas Other states sending representatives were Mis souri Minnesota Kentucky Illi nois Wyoming Wisconsin Ohio n d i a n a Colorado Tennessee Texas Idaho Utah Montana and Oklahoma In test votes farmers of two counties in Iowa and two in Ne braska have given approval to the checkoff proposal If agreement on the plan is reached here each state will be asked to start work immediately on formation of state groups from which a national council to direct spending of the money will be formed The governors agreed that Congress should be asked for permissive legislation and this step might be taken immediately if the conference approves No Federal Funds Federal funds would not be sought Visiting here last week presi dential assistant Fred Seaton said the administration is very en thusiastic about the plan and views it as an application of American The plan envisions distributing some of the funds raised to the National Livestock and Meat Board and some to respective state and national councils with emphasis on national education advertising and promotion Among early arrivals for the conference were cattlemen from Texas Colorado North Dakota and Nevada all of whom spoke enthusiastically of the plan at a news conference called by the two governors Cattlemen Appreciative C T Sanders secretarytreas urer of the National Beef Coun cil said its a sound plan worthy of support Jay Taylor of Am a rillo past president of the National Beef Council said cat tlemen appreciate what youre hundreds of Negroes at repeated mass rallies in his Baptist Church to avoid bloodshed stayed com posed but silent during this testi mony about violence He almost never consulted with the whispering attorneys clustered around him But between sessions a throng of wellwishers was in variably drawn to him for hand shakes and his words of reassur ance King and the others were in dicted under a littleused state law making the organized boycott of a business a misdemeanor EMBARRASSING NAME MILAN Italy par ents of at least 187 Italian chil dren were finding their sons names embarrassing Wednesday The parents are communists and had christened their children Winter Back as Spring Proves Short By The Associated Press Iowa had a short spring With in a few hours after springs official arrival at a m Tuesday the weather began re verting to its winter habits Rain sleet and snow fell in various parts of the state during the night and early Wednesday morning hours Much of the snow melted soon after it fell Heaviest snowfall reported was S inches at Osage Mason trying to do et some Several other curred Were glad to cattlemen con Gov Hoegh emphasized that its not a governors program not a politicians program Its primarily a farmers program Asked what Secretary of Agricul ture Benson would have to do with the program Hoegh replied The program would be producer controlled and financed by the roducers in promotion to the ivestock they sell Packers would not be asked to contribute It would differ from advertising now employed by the packers in that it would advertise meat rath er than the individual brands of meat Greek Archbishop Spyridon Is Dead ATHENS UP Archbishop Spyridon primate of the Greek Orthodox Church and president of the Committee for the Libera ion of Cyprus died here Wed nesday at the age of 82 Officials at Evangelismos Hos ital said he was admitted early his week suffering from defec ive circulation of the blood and he died early Wednesday from tuberculosis and a heart ail ment Y City had 3 inches Spencer had 2 inches of wet snow which had a moisture content of 38 of an three times the nor mal moisture content The Weather Bureau said Wednesday morning that the snow had ended in the north west half of the state A mix ture of light rain and snow was expected in southern and east ern counties ending in the late afternoon and evening High temperatures in Iowa Tuesday ranged from 4T at Ma son City to 50 at Sioux City Lows early Wednesday ranged from 26 at Dubuque to 33 at Sioux City and Council Bluffs Cool weather is expected un til Friday 4Lanes Is Answer to Accidents AMES safety engineer told the Iowa Highway Com mis sion Tuesday the states highway accident rate might be cut by more than 50 per cent if 2lane highways were converted to 4 lane Commission Safety Engincei W 0 Price presented results of a survey on 6 that was made at the request of the Iowa Good Roads Assn He said during 1954 on rural stretches of the highway from the Illinois to Missouri borders 319 of 574 accidents might have been prevented by an extra two lanes to handle traffic Price said the study covered Pottawattamie Cass Adair Guth rie Dallas Polk Jasper Powe shiek Iowa Johnson Muscatine and Scott counties Some types of accidents would have been unpreventable whether the highway was divided 4lane or not Price said accidents in that category included cases of motorists running off the road hitting fixed objects and 95 rear end collisions One large accident category hat would be eliminated by wider lighways is head on collisions Price said The engineer also told of a eparate study on 30 south and west of MarshaHtown where the commission made a twoday check of motorists stopping at he intersections of Iowa 14 and Iowa 64 He said 400 of vehicles or 5 per cent failed to make com plete stops at the oversized stop sirns One per cent of the 5 per cent failed to reduce their speed 0 less than 15 miles per hour Price said k MUSIC FOR KEFAUVER Sen Estes Kefluve DTenn smiles as he listens to a pocket radio bringing in Minnesotas Democratic presidential primary that showed him an upset winner over Adlai Stevenson The senator was surrounded by wellwishers in his downtown Minneapolis hotel headquarters as the results came in 156Day SfnKe at Westinghouse Electric Settled WASHINGTON Westinghouse Electric Corp strike one of the longest in the nations modern labor relations history is over Strikers weary of picketing idle plants for 156 days headed hap pily back to work The at times by cost hundreds of millions of dollars in lost wages and business night when the striking International Union of Electrical Workers IUE voted to accept a peace plan pro posed two weeks ago by govern m e n t mediators but changec somewhat in the unions favor since then Pay Raise The new contract gives IUE workers annual pay raises rang ing from 5 to 22 cents an hour added to their prestrike average of an hour Additional raise up to 12 cents an hour were pro vided for skilled workers Pen sions and insurance benefits were improved For example the com pany will take over full cost cC employe insurance after Novem ber 1958 Westinghouse ahnounced thnt Trtire plants will get back into produc Lion Wednesday They are at Springfield Mas Metuchen Bloomfield Belleville and Tren ton Fairmont W El mira and Mansfield anr oliimbus Ohio The bulk of the strikers represented by IUE are expect ed to be on the job again in a matter of days However at some leavy machinery plants notably the companys East Pittsburgh works it will take a month to restore production Delayed Production The strike started in midOclo Der delayed by nearly half n year ntroduction of the 1956 line of Westinghouse products For that reason the company now expects o step up output considerably jeyond prostrike levels at all con sumer product A strike of nearly Wcst nghotise workers represented by another union the independent United Electrical Workers vil continue pending a separate settlement But an early agree ment was expected based on the UE terms James B Carey IUE president claimed the winter long strike vas a superb and historic strug gle that he said won the workers ains they wouldnt have obtained therwise Westinghouso Vice President Robert D Blasier said the com pany had won what it started out to fiveyear contract am leeway to shift pay and work sys terns to meet changing conditions in the fastgrowing electrical in dustry Blasier avoided argument on which side won or lost He saic it was now vital that bitternes and recrimination be forgotten and that everybody pitch in to maintain our position as a lead er in the electrical manufacturin A basic issue in the strike was company insistence on a right to shift pay and production methods to maintain efficiency This right the company won But the IUE obtained safeguards aimed at preventing individua employes from losing pay or work opportunity The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness and cooler Wednesday night Partly cloudy and little change in temperatures Thurs day Low Wednesday night around 20 and high Thursday 3537 Iowa Cloudy and colder Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy colder extreme east otherwise little change in tem perature Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Cold er Wednesday night continued rather cold Thursday Low Wed nesday night 818 north 1825 south High Thursday 2028 north 2835 south GlobeGazette weather data up 0 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 42 Minimum Tuesday night 31 At 8 Wednesday 31 Precipitation inches snow YEAR AGO Maximum rn Minimum IB Wins in Minnesota Primary Claims Political Tide Has Turned By JACK HAGERTY MINNEAPOLIS UP Sen Estes Kefauver scored a stunning upset victory over Adlai E Ste venson in the Minnesota presiden tial p ri m a r y and jubilantly claimed Wednesday that the po litical tide has turned in his favor A flood of votes upset Stevenson in a state where analysts said he had to score a decisive victory to remain the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomina tion Stevenson backers including al most all the top Democratic FarmerLabor leaders in Minne sota said they would go over Tuesdays primary returns pre cinct by precinct to seevykether Republicans had crossed party lines to Vote for Kefauver Gov Orville Freeman who had feared this might happen said the results show a movement en masse of the Republicans into the Democratic The Turning Point Later returns gave Kefauver a lead in the statewide balloting and in six of the states nine congres sional districts With of the states precincts reporting Kefauver had votes to Stevensons 623 An attorney generals opinion held that there would be 21 at large and 9 district votes at the national Democratic convention but a gentlemans agreement apparently increases the district representation to 18 and cuts the statewide total to 12 On the basis of late returns that would give Kefauver 24 of the states 30 convention votes Kefauvers Minnesota campaign manager D D Wozniak said that the national convention will be asked to grant two full votes for Stevenson delegates from dis tricts he carried with a corres ponding reduction in the atlarge votes He said he had1 a gentle mans agreement with DFL State Chairman Ray Hemenway that the district representation be increased Kefauver told a cheering victory celebration I believe this pri mary marks the turning point in the campaign for the Democratic Not Backing Out His national campaign man ager F Joseph Jiggs Donohue went Kefauver one better He said the Democrats would be com mitting political suicide if they dont give Kefauver the nomina tion The senator is the only Demo crat who can beat the Donohue said in Los Angeles And I have no doubt that he will beat In Chicago Stevenson sent con gratulations to Kefauver and served notice that he is not back ing out of the presidential race He called a 3 news confer ence where he was expected to repeat his determination to keep ighting through the California lorida Pennsylvania and Illinois rimarics In Washington however poi ical observers said Stevenson vill have to pull a political mir acle to get the nomination now hat he has failed in Minnesota There was a possibility that Ke auvers victory might even touch off a conservative bolt from the emocratic convention they said Nominal GOP Contest The Minnesota returns also gave President Eisenhower an overwhelming victory in a nom nal Republican contest with Sen Villiam Knowlanrt of California Knowland did not campaign and aid he would have withdrawn ifter President Eisenhower en ered the race if Minnesota law ind permitted   

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