Thursday, June 7, 1956

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII AuocUted United Pull Serea Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 7 Paper Two No ttt OPENMOUTHED Frey is wideeyed obviously openmouthed Wednesday night with surprise at the moment she was announced Rose Festival Queen at Portland Ore At right is Evelyn Cross one of the princesses Army to Trim Reserve List WASHINGTON MVThe Army announced Thursday it will dis charge reservists and transfer others to the standby reserve list It described the action as a wholesale effort to terminate the military service liability of World War II and Korean veterans and to weed out dead wood An Army announcement said this screening process will take place in the 12 months starting July 1 When completed the Army said it will leave in the ready reserve only those who are fit who possess needed military tions and who will be available for immediate active duty in time of war or national emergency The ready reserve is composed of individuals and organized units who would be called to active dutyvpromptly in time of war or a national by Congress or the President Active Duty The standby reserve is liable for active service only in time of war or im an emergency de clared by Congress The Armys ready reserve now has a nominal strength of 000 exclusive of the National Guard which will number by the end of this month The present strength of the standby reserve is only The Army said most of the res ervists who will be discharged from the ready category are those who saw active service prior to June 19 1951 Most of this group also served during the war in Korea Standby Reserve Priority for transfer from the ready to the standby reserve will be given to reservists who served in Korea at any time between June 26 1950 and July 27 1953 The Army said however that reservists who now are members of organized units and want to continue their military duty will be retained Young men who have volunteered for the ready reserve and who have had no prior active service will not be included in the weeding out pro gram the Army said Union Vote Fails at N W States An attempt by the United Ce ment Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union to organize the Northwestern States Portland Cement Co failed Wednesday A vote on whether the plant workers wished to be represented by the union brought out 386 of the 407 eligible ballots The vote was 142 for the union 238 against 3 void and 3 challenged It was the second time such a vote has been taken at the plant Another attempt in 1951 also failed Truman Adenauer in Joint Plea for Peace BONN President Truman and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer appealed Thursday for patience and firmness by the free nations in the quest for world peace The two statesmen conferred for 30 minutes in t h e Federal Chancellery Truman said they spoke mainly of world peace We both hope that this period of world peace will arrive Truman said If we are patient and do what we must do we will get it one Stover Group Hit by New Court Ruling M01NES A Dis trict Court judge ruled Thursday that a farm organization headed by Fred Stover Hampton must stop using the name Farmers Union and other trade marks and symbols of the National Farmers Union The ruling in the form of a memorandum opinion was hand ed down by Judge Roy W Harper of St Louis who presided at a twoday hearing on the suit in Federal Court here last Febru ary The suit was filed in February 1955 by the National Farmers Union which objected to the use of the name Farmers Union by Stover and the name Union for its state publication The complaint was signed by James G Patton president and Tony T Dechant secretary of the National Farmers Union In his opinion Judge Harper noted that the Stover group con ceded the National Farmers Union was entitled to exclusive use of its a plow rake and hoe surrounded by a circle and it indicated it was not using the symbol The judge also noted that the national union had revoked the charter of its Iowa unit in 1954 because it failed to maintain enough members to qualify as a state unit HURT IN CRASH OTTUMWA Itf Mrs Lloyd Adamson 61 Ottumwa was crit ically injured Wednesday in a twocar collision six miles east of here Her husband 63 with whom she was riding and James McMullen 18 Batavia driver of the other car also were injured Million Expansion Project Also Halted Strike Strikers in Good Spirits Confident of Their Stand By DRAKE MABRY Union pickets standing in the hot sun at the Lehigh Portland Cement Thursday were in good spirits and Confident of the unions stand in the current strike at the plant Ive never felt better in my said Kenneth Elliott 38 who has been an electrician at the plant for four years We dont mind standing out here not by a long chimed in one of his picketing mates Another picket who declined to give his name said We didnt want this trouble but feel it was forced on us We want to sign up with the company and go to he added Lets get rid of these petty Behind Strike Most of the pickets felt that union members were 100 per cent behind the strike Well at least 99 per laughed one picket as he went by to relieve one of his buddies Were not striking against the said James Collins 37 on the sheetiron crew for 10 years at the plant Its the manage ment that were striking Its crummy Its no said another striker standing in a group of four men as he re ferred to the management of the plant The strikers are standing three hour shifts on the picket lines The lines are set up at three entrances into the plant Five men are on each entrance Pickets are at the main gate a littleused gate on Highway 65 and a gate for con struction workers on the highway Orderly Strike Workers not assigned to picket line duty talked those on duty The strike is being run in an orderly manner and no trouble has been experienced at any gate according to Earnie Ward presi dent of the local union Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers Inter national Union We are 100 per cent behind the said Jay Richey 32 33C 24th a repairman at the plant for six years R E Millis 54 a former rail road man and now a driller at the plant said I dont mind stand ing my time in the picket line And I dont think the rest of the fellows do Pickets held signs reading This Plant on Strike and Le high Plant Unfair to Organized No Confusion There was no confusion or big crowds around the three gates be ing picketed A Mason City mo torcycle police officer was on duty at the plant He said there had been no trouble during the strike Most pickets had no idea how long the strike would last They werent impressed that this was the first strike in 45 years at the plant Were not trying to cre ate a said one We just feel that it the strike was neces We can get along no matter how long it added another Lehigh All About t The Weather Mason City Fair and cooler Thursday night with low in lower 50s Fair and mild Friday with high 7983 Iowa Clearing and cooler Thurs day night low 5060 Fair and mild Friday Minnesota Fair and cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 77 Minimim Wednesday night 62 At 8 Thursday 66 Precipitation 20 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 75 S3 Worth of Diamonds Stolen NEW YORK WVThree identi cally costumed gunmen snatched two gem brokerage firm em ployes off a Greenwich Village street Wednesday and fied with worth of cut and uncut diamonds SAME Rliek mrinn truffle In 31 hnuri AT CONSTRUCTION for the WalshJohnson Construction Davenport mill around pickets at the construction entrance to Lehigh Portland Cement Co in Mason City Workon the plant expansion project background was halted Thurs day morning when construction workers refused to cross picket lines Tito Wants to Remain U S Friend MOSCOW UP President Tito says his visit to Russia will not affect Yugoslavias friendly rela tions with the United States Talking with reporters at a Kremlin reception Wednesday night the Yugoslav chief brushed aside as not important Sen Mc Carthys move in the Senate to cut off U S aid to Yugoslavia be cause of Titos trip to Moscow Our relations with the United States will not Tito said when asked about the McCarthy resolution Our friendship with Ihe United States will continue as before our trip Needs Invite When an American remarked that he should journey to Wash ington to make sure there was no misunderstanding of his inten tions Tito replied If I am in vited why not Bui first I must be Some diplomats and So viet leaders including Communist party chief Nikita Khrushchev and Premier Bulganin attended the gala reception in the Krem lins gold and marble St George Hall During the exchange of toasts Tito stressed Yugoslavias inde pendent foreign policy No Difficulty We have had no difficulty find ing a common point of view in the talks we have held so Tito told the Soviet leaders especial ly on the sovereignty and inde pendence of our foreign policy We have found a full under standing of Yugoslavias position and I am convinced our coming here will play a great role in the cause of peace in general We came to Moscow because it is a principle of our policy to cooperate with all Yugoslavia to Buy Russ Grain BELGRADE Yugoslavia Yugoslavia whose wheat barrel has drawn on the United States in recent years Thursday an nounced plans to import the grain from Russia Belgrade Radio made the dis closure in announcing that Yugo slavia and Russia had agreed to boost their trade volume by 20 million dollars this year The broadcast said the new agreement calls for wheat crude oil aluminum machineries and industrial equipment from Russia In exchange Yugoslavia will ex port metallurgical products ag ricultural articles woodwork shoes and textiles Solon Scolds Legion for Its PRESSURE TACTICS WASHINGTON UP Chairman Olin E Teague DTex scolded American Legion leaders Thursday for using pressure tactics to get the House Veterans Committee to consider pensions for the nondisabled ahead of benefits for those injured in service Rep William H Ayres a committee member said top Legion officials should be ashamed of their actions in sup port of a general pension bill He said the bill was calculated to attract members rather than help the disabled veteran The committee voted to put the controversial Legion bill at the top of its agenda Wednesday The bills key feature is a 5105 monthly pension for any 65yearold veteran of World War I II or Korea whose other income is less than if single or if married Eisnhower Intervenes in House Foreign Aid Debate WASHINGTON eleventhhour appeals by Presi dent Eisenhower and leaders of both parties the House Thursday backed a slash of more than a billion dollars in Eisen howers foreign aid request A 192112 standing vote rejected a leadership move to add 600 million dollars to the aid bill approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee WASHINGTON Eisenhower intervened in House debate on his foreign aid program Thursday with a letter saying Americas effort for world peace would be seriously impaired by proposed cuts Eisenhowers letter was sent to House Republican Leader Joseph W Martin who read it dramatically to the House as a vote approached on the aid bill The Dear letter was dat ed Thursday The President said he wrote the letter in order to remove any possible doubt about where he stands on the issue Martin and Speaker Rayburn at Eisenhowers strong urging are pushing for addition of 600 million dollars to the bill reported by the House Foreign Affairs Committee Grave consequences are in Man Hospitalized After Auto Crash CHARLES Joseph Biwer 31 salesman for the Charles City Motor was in the Cedar Valley Hospital in se rious condition Thursday Deputy Shellff A B Coon said Bivvcr lost control of his car Wednesday evening on a gravel road 12 miles northeast of here volved in this theJThe car went into a ditch and U S Agrees to Reciprocal Tariff Cuts WASHINGTON WVThe United States announced Thursday a long list of reciprocal tariff cuts ne gotiated with 21 other countries at Geneva and said free work trade in general will be better off as the result Four months of giveandtake bargaining among the 22 nations lowered tariff barriers on trade items aggregating more than billion dollars a year among the nations concerned The United States gave direct tariff cuts or concessions on for eign imports valued at 677 million dollars in 1954 Other indirect cuts brought this total to 811 million dollars the State Department said in an announcement on behalf o nine U S agencies In return the United States ob riirprl frmpoccinn American exports valued at 400 million dollars in 1954 Indirect benefits were not estimated None of the U S tariff reduc tions apply to imports from Soviet bloc countries but they do apply to all free world nations whether or not they participated in the Geneva meeting The first phase of U S reduc tions are due to go into effect June 30 The U S trade agree ments team was authorized to cut tariffs up to 15 per cent of their level on Jan 1 1955 with the re ductions divided equally over the next three years Most cuts by other countries are to be made effective all at once Presidents letter said and the free world cannot afford to move hesitatingly and He said Im deeply convinced that the mutual security program will be seriously impaired by the committees cut of more than a billion dollars turned end over end over a fence and into a corn field Coon said the tar did not touch the fence A physician said Thursday that Biwer suffered a concussion and scalp wounds He said Xrays were being taken to determine other injuries Rock Rapids Tot Is Victim of Accident CANTON one yearold child was killed Wednes day in a highway accident near here The victim was Julie Bak ker Rock Rapids Iowa Testimony Opens in Price Murder Trial NEWTON UP opened Thursday in the first de gree murder trial of Robert W Price 31 Baxter farm laborer Baxter is charged with the fatal shooting of his brotherinlaw Jerald W Warner 27 Baxter farmer the nighl of Jan 4 CONSTRUCTION C0 RECEIVING WAREHOUSE THIS PLAN SIGN HALTS reporting for work Thursday at the Lehigh Port land Cement Co construction project went no further than this on strike sign at the North Federal entrance Pickets also were posted at the main plant entrance at Street ant Picket Lines Set Up 500 Workers Are Affected Union pickets closed down pro luction Thursday morning at tho Lehigh Portland Cement Co plant n Mason City Construction work on the million expansion proj ect at the plant also closed down as workers refused to cross the ticket line The building trades were not asked to stay off the job said arnie Ward president of Local 106 United Cement Lime and ypsum Workers International Union They took it on their own not to cross the picket he said Union officials met with build ing trade unions in Mason City Thursday afternoon James P Williams Chicago general rep resentative of the cement union set up the meeting Differ on Training The union and management of ficials differ on the use of a training program within the plant and wages and insurance bene fits agreed upon being retroac tive to May 1 Both have agreed on an 18 cent an hour wage in crease Ward said the company policy of written examinations before a man can move to a job with a high classification has been in use three years Its not in the con said Ward but we made a verbal agreement to give it a test It hasnt worked out so want it thrown The union wants management and a plant committee of union men to decide if a man is quali fied to move up the job ladder The union has never seen the exams given the said Ward We havent even seen the Union Wants The feeling of the union men is that they should have a voice in who gets promoted and who is qualified for promotion The company has been handling all that for the past three said Ward Ward claimed that the company has put some men in jobs of a high classification and not paid them the wage called for by the job Vrhree or four of these cases have been sent on to our national said Ward Some of these men were getting lower pay than they were supposed to be The contract offered the union said Hannaman is identical with that signed at 12 other Lehigh plants It also is the same in gen eral as those signed by other ce ment firms across the nation this spring he said 500 Workers The strike affects approximate ly 500 workers of which 265 are plant employes and the rest on construction project The WalshJohnson Construction Davenport has the building con tract The cement workers union and Lehigh management are dead j locked on negotiations for a con I tract to succeed the one which ex jpired May 1 Ward said there was jno negotiating meeting scheduled We wont go back to work un til they management bargain with he said in a telephone interview The management evi idently doesnt want to t Plant manager George Hanna man denied that the management was unwilling to bargain We have never failed to meet with them whenever they want to Orderly Manner The strike is going smoothly Ward reported Were trying to conduct this thing in an orderly manner Everyone is cooperat Ware said a regular meeting of tho cement workers is scheduled for Thursday evening at the Labor Temple 510 Pennsylvania The meeting is open to the gen eral membership of the union he said I have no idea what will done at the Ward said jas he talked to pickets at the plant