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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 24, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT T H I NEWSPAPII THAT MAKIS E ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 24 Whit This Paper Consist o Two No e House Still Supports Nixon Congressional Delays Seen Recruit Tells of Bottle Platoon Had It Too Easy PAHRIS ISLAND S C tfi A crisp young Marine said Tuesday he saw S Sgt Matthew C Mc Keon raise a bottle to his lips a half hour before he led the dis ciplinary march of six recruits to their deaths However Pvt David H Mc Pherson Chatham N said he was unable to say that Me Keon actually had taken a drink McKeon is facing a genera courlmanial for leading 74 mem bers of Platoon 71 into a marsh last April 8 Six drowned The former drill instructor is charged with involuntary man slaughter oppression of recruits and two counts of drinking on duty There is no charge of drunkenness Tells of Slapping Sgt McKeon was standing out in the McPherson said He followed me in He asked me What is wrong with you Mc Pherson Why arent you doing something to help the platoon be come better disciplined He slapped me once or twice with the back of hJ5hanL Thenj he told me to sit tfcPhcrsor said they then quietly discussed the platoon I told him I felt the platoon had it too easy right from the beginning He told me he planned to take the platoon into the1 swamps and asked if i thought that would help discipline thef platoon I told him in my opinion it would As the discussion continued Me P h e r s o n said McKeon walked across the room and picked up a bottle The witness continued the bottle over Ii Cost of Living Reaches an ALLTIME HIGH WASHINGTON cost of living reached an alltime high m June the government reported Tuesday The Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics said con sumer prices in American cities rose seventenths of one cent above the May level The index for June stood at cent of the 194749 aver age per cent above the level a year earlier The bureau said an average increase of rwo per cent in food partly seasonal was primarily responsible for the gen eral rise 3 At the same time the bureau reported that takehome pay of factory workers and the amount of goods and services it could buy also reached new peaks in June Net spendable earnings of factory worker with three depend ents averaged in June while those of a workr with no de pendents were This marked a gain of about 80 cents over May and an increase of better than over last June Union Votes on Ending Lehigh Strike Senate Argues Aid Bill Civil Rights is Issue I WASHINGTON UP Civil jrights and atomic energy legisla tion threatened Tuesday to side track Congress drive for adjourn ment before the end of this week Congressional leaders still were shooting for adjournment before Saturday night however Both houses met early Tuesday Senate to resume action on its S4 billion foreign aid appro priation bill and the House to con jsider a controversial Senateapi proved bill to put S400 million into of back to work proposal be considered Tuesday evening iby union employes of the strike Senate faced a determined Lehigh Portland j Co plant D a few northern Democrats to The proposal resulted from a showdown on the admin Monday afternoon meeting bejlstratlon civU bill which tween the plant management and passed the Monday STUDY STRATEGYoTviTj McDonald left i president of representatives of the United Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers Union Special Meeting No Action The bill was sent to the Senate JudiciaryCommittee which was The new talks were presided to lafke any action on over by Robert P Hal Des supporters were deter Moines federal mediator make a few maneuver llltjing efforts to get the bill out of the United Steelworkers Union plan for settlement oT slrVkeing 6ff0rtS t0 get the biU out of r5hliniOIV Ar be scnt to hesirt and on the floor for de thur Goldberg Tuesday pre paratory to reopening contract negotiations with industry rep resentatives ill be sent to the special 1 Steelworkers and Industry Resume Talks NEW YORK n i o n and ing of the union which is set for1 t k 7 Tuesday at the CIO Hall IaSUe reach the floor in Mason City al1 for adjournment this According to Ray Williams be blasted Southern Oglesby district secretary ifenftOrs wouJd be sure to tili of the international union the 4er negotiating committee rns e of tne power reactor the adminis STASSEN GREETS IKE Harold Stassen a from his Stassen Causes Furor Wants Herter for VP Post FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The W h i t House renewed its support of Vice jPresident Richard M Nixon for jrenomination Tuesday in the face of a dumpNixon campaign launched by presidential assistant Harold E Stassen White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty told newsmen l that he is standing firm on his previous prediction that Nixon will be renominated as Eisenhow ers running mate when the GOP convention meets in San Francis co Aug 20 I Warm Greeting President Eisenhower himself ion his return from Panama early Tuesday went out of his way to give a warm cordial greeting to j Nixon For Stassen who was also uooioicllll Ull UIS luc Til Juesclay on the formers arrival at the President had only a talks at Panama Stassen has announced that he handshake and Srossen Denies He Is Front Man for Anyone in Stop Nixon Move dropped the point of retroactivereaclor the adminis wages in order to expedite settle1 on was in doubt menl of the sevenwcekoid were lined up stoppage behind a pair of amendments Democrats said behind Williams said that companv ofiwhich u i a some ficials have agreed to reduce to writing provisions of the training gut the bill But even without the amendments the bill been one of faced stroni opposition Compromise Bill you like some I said it was up to him it didnt nationwide steel strike Then was speculation that the a revised United Steel to permit operations at the plant1 atomic reactor bills Con to resume and to must COf71Plete action on Hams a written agreement Slng sodai securit and mili which states itary construction legislation be if liked vodka I told him jj Bottle in Hand What did he do with the bot tle McPherson was asked Im not sure sir I guess the ime I remember seeing the bottle it was in his Before McPhersons a nee Defense Attorney Zola German was told bv President D a v i d J Mc Donald said on arrival from Pitts burgh that he had no idea whether the steel companies had a new men will return to without loss of seniority rights or any of the rights which thev had apnnirnH lerence they had acquired prior to thej work stoppage and without suffer mg discrimination or disciplinary measures because of their parti compromise social security has been worked out in con and quick ap proval by both houses is ex pected The Senate has completed ac tion on housing legislation but End in Stalemate cipation in the work stoppage Plant Manager George Hanna has yet to actThe said Tuesday that if ls fK votes to return to work men wil be called1 By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON Har rf E Stassen gambled his owni future by opposing re1 of Vice linked other cans with him Stassen special assistant disarmament to President Eisensional pollsters to test public sen hower denied he was acting as timent on the vice presidency man for anyone in Stassen threw a bombshell into the GOP political campaign late Monday by announcing he will fight to get the vice presidential nomination for Gov Christian A Herter of Massachusetts instead of Nixon Stassen said private polls had shown that an EisenhowerHerter ticket would be six per cent stronger than an Eisenhower Nixon combination The added Stassen said he was not he said Jing for these leaders and between aljthey would speak out and identifying Democratic in due time hejgress he wouldnt on rated with him in using Gov Herter Claims He Isnt Vice Presidential Candidate BOSTON W Gov Christian A Herter of Massachusetts said despite Harold E Stassens nounced support of him However Herter reiterated at a news conference his willingness to do anything the President asked me to Herter 61 previously said he didatc for vice presidential nomination All About uiJiJ The Weather Mason City Fair through Wednesday a little cooler Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5862 high Wednesday 8083 cloudy with few consulted with them Eisenhower chatted momentari g his statement lv Nixon before climbing into Now the question becomes Who a for the trip to the are they And how influential are House Photographers de they manned another handshake and There can be no doubt the complied although Nixon ment did the Republican Partv noiprotested mildly that hes had good if its convention in August Mough of these l think picks Nixon again Stassen in calling for Nixon to step aside an gered many professional Republi can politicians u MUOJ nine in fana It may cost Stassen his job If ma including several hours of lis that happens his political futurejtening to speeches at the meeting Busy Time And in a solicitous tone Nixon said he had noted how Eisenhow er had had a busy time in Pana looks dark although he said at his home he didnt think hed be fired or pressured out He said he has no intention of resign ing Fulfill Duty What he did Stassen said was a fulfill my duty and responsi bility as I see it to the President of American presidents Nixon of fered this word of advice to the President Take a little time off Eisenhower appeared fully rest ed and alert as he alighted from his plane Both Nixon and Stassen were on hand at the airport some minutes ahead of Eisenhowers 90 per of N a judge asked Barman if had complied with the technical he 4 provisions of the law in askine lo hc call a list of 17 ously requested Klein It is not wholly fair to say that the trial counsel prosecutor has not complied with the re quest when you have not com plied with the provisions of the By the time the trial reopened Tuesday eight survivors of Pla toon 71s death march had testi fied they were goof offs and McKeon was a Marine they ad mired about workers in allied in dustries have been laid off MacNider Promotion Bill Back in House WASHINGTON WVA bill pro moting Maj Gen Hanford Mac Nider Mason City Iowa to the rank of lieutenant general in the Army reserve was back in the House Tuesday for expected ac ceptance of a minor Senate amendment The Senate passed the bill Mon day without objection as thei House had done previously but the Senate revised the language slightly basic proposals or to modify them within the frameworkof the term pact they say is necessary for industry stability Package The companies have offered a contract lasting four years and four months with what they say is a package wage boost amount ing to cents in the first year The union estimated the offer at 14 cents an hour and said it was too little The union also favors a twoyear contract with a wage reopener The Steelworkers pres t r i k e wages averaged an hour The union has never made pub lic its wage demands but is re portedly seeking a 15centan riour increase flat mtaiis traltlo in pail Jl hours BULLETIN WASHINGTON grand jury Tuesday indicted rwo involved in tne campaign contribution offer to a senator during natural gas debate Charged with violating Lobbying Act ware Superior Oil Co and at torneys John M Neff of Lex ington and Elmer Pat man of Austin Texas would seek the second place on the GOP ticket only if President Eisenhower so requested Herter had no comment to Queries on a news report he had it been asked a few davs to pre thundershowers southeast TuesS I thf President ahead of Eisenhowers isent Vice President Nixons name cooler can Partv HetowT handS briefly the San Francisco convention west Tuesday night low in ceremony for the Pres ifor renomination Partly cloudy little c o o 1 e r f Was were smiling but Nix The no comment applied aUo Wednesday 10 ao Monday on turned quickly and walked to queries as to who had f A I forccs tllink if such a request was made and cooler sen was doing a hatchet job stassen repeated to newsmen ihini it at least would not be thefthat he did not make his supplant whether he would do it GlobeGazette weather data Herter said again the Stassenjto 8 Tuesday announcement came as a com plete surprise to him Cedar Rapids Soldier Dies in Car Crash FT LEONARD WOOD Mo W A soldier identified as Sp 2 J Zimmerman Cedar Rapids Iowa was killed Monday night on the overturn of his car into a highway ditch near here Maximum Monday 84 Minimum Monday night 61 At 8 Tuesday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum gj CONSTRUCTION RISES IOWA CITY UP Construc tion in I o w a is 27 s D ct reportd 3 Pjfirst time Stassen has actively tried to shove another man out of the running for high office In the 1952 primaries Stassen campaigned hard particularly against Sen Robert A Taft Ohio Republican at a time when Taft i not Stassen was Eisenhowers main opponent Stop Taft Before convention time Stassen said he had gone into the race to HERTER Nixon move as a member of the Presidents of ficial family but as a private citizen He said he still considers himself a mem ber of that fam ily N i xon inter viewed separate ly renewed his 500 TO GRADUATE IOWA CITY Univer sity of Iowa will award degrees to about 500 summer school stu dents Aug 8 HEADON CRASH SCENE The driver of the pick up truck at left and passenger in the automobile died Monday in a headon crash on Highway 69 7j miles south of Clarion Fatally injured were Everett oiatchey 22 Mapleton farmer who wag the driver of say precisely why he was so op posed to Nixon He referred to his statement earlier in the day but that was full of generalities It is possible Stassen still re tains some presidential ambitions he manages to survive this turmoil he caused among Repub lican politicians the pickup and Judith Payne 20 Drake TJniversitv coed from Clarion Her brother Dennis driver of the auto Luestlay was reported somewhat improved but still m critical condition at Clarion Memorial Hospital ACCIDENT VICTIM wanted of that viewpoint of semiisola1 on his announcement jtion and extreme conservatism inithat he is available for a second Republican Party from getterni bid bllt tnat the matter is tting to the one for Eisenhower and the GOP f At the convention he threw his support to Eisenhower and after jthe election was given a high government job as director of the mutual security program Later Eisenhower made him his assist ant on disarmament Although Stassen Monday night called Nixon a burden on the Republican ticket he would not Back Stand At his office on his return from the airport Stassen said he has had a number of telegrams and telephone calls concerning his statement and they are running about 10 to 3 in backing his stand Stassen also repeated that he has no intention of resigning his White House job I did this out of loyalty to the President and I think f have done the right Stassen said I feel strongly about President Eis enhowers leadership for peace and progress and he shouldnt be asked to carry this six per cent died Monday from injuries suf fered in a truck accident Friday Stassen reported he had spent a little bit of money to finance he professional poll He said he me a small group in Herters this as a modest sum because I am not a man of   

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