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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited or MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT T H I M I WSP API R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N I i G H I O R S E HOME EDITIO VOL LXII Awociated freu UK Frew FuU Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY W This Paper Consists of Two No 25t Survivors of Collision at Sea Tell About Their Thrilling Rescue FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES NEW saga of a thrillingly swift sea rescue is unfolding as survivors of the Andrea Doria disaster reach home The crippled motor ship Stockholm carrying 533 per sons from the Italian liner ar rived here Friday The deluxe Andrea Doria sank Thursday some 11 hours after a collision with the Stockholm in heavy fog off the Massachusetts coast At least six persons were reported dead and hundreds Steel Walkout Settled Early Return to Work Seen NEW YORK Wi The nation wide steel strike was settled Fri day on the basis of a threeyear contract embracing a cent per hour package increase over that period A statement issued by the United Steelworkers of America said the first year gains would average cents an hour The second year would produce an additional cents an hour The third year the steehvorkers estimated their gains at another cents an hour Value to the Steelworkers would be 000 during the threeyear agree ment Direct Wages The union said the first year in crease in direct wages will be cents an hour another the second and same amount the third year for a total of cents an hour in wages for the three years The union has said that the set tlement averaged better than a 15 per cent increase a year Additionally the agreement pro vides automatic wage adjust ments for any cost of living in creases every six months The union said it won every benefit offered by the Industry but compressed into a threeyear contract rather than the five year period the 12 major steel companies had sought The union said the minimum wage rate in steel now an hour will rise to immediate ly increase to in one year and two years from now Wage rates for workers such as machinists and electricians will increase to im mediately in one year and in two years Premium Scale In addition the union said it had won premium for Sunday work of 10 per cent or 25 cents an hour this year 20 per cent or 52 cents an hour next year and 25 per cent or 68 cents two years from now There have been uncontradicted reports for the past three days that the settlement embraces a threeyear contract with approxi mately a 50cent an hour package spread over that McDonald said the unions 31 man Executive Board would meet immediately to hear the settle ment terms and that this meeting would be followed by one of the Wage Policy Committee If the settlement is ratified he said a signing ceremony could be held Friday afternoon McDonald said the actual return to work of the steelworkers can not come until the individual con tracts are signed and said that he would prefer that all the con tracts could be agreed on simul taneously so there would be a mass return to work early next week The new contract is expected to result in an almost immediate price increase of or more a ton on steel now costing an av erage of This would hike the nations annual steel bill of about 14 billion dollars by nearly one billion were injured in the nighttime collision But the immense res cue operation was believed to have accounted for every one of the persons aboard the Andrea Doria The Doria went down with a 40foot slash in her starboard right forward side The Ital ian liner was steaming back to New York from he Mediterran ean while the Stockholm was outbound headed for Copen hagen Waterfront sources here com menting on the smaller ships survival noted that the Stock holms prow was builtfour to eight feet thick to slice through northern ice packs during win ter runs Both vessels were equipped with radar The master of the Andrea Doria Capt Piero Calamai ar rived Thursday night aboard the American destroyer escort Edward H Allen which brought in 76 crew survivors Calamai haggard and worn read a statement whioh shed no light on the cause of the col lision He said in part As you know the Andrea Doria was hit Wednesday night by the Swedish ship Stock holm We have been helped with brilliance by the Army Navy Coast Guard the lie de France the Cape Ann and the Stockholm Capt Gunnar Nordenson master of the Swedish liner Stockholm said his ships ra dar was working before and after the collision with the An drea Doria Was your radar working he was asked soon after the ship docked Friday with its own passengers and survivors of the sunken Andrea Doria he said On advice of counsel he de clined to discuss the circum stances prior to the collision The tabulation or survivors arriving here Thursday and Thursday night The He de France 758 United Fruit freighter Cape Ann 175 the military trans port William H Thomas 158 the Edward H Allen 76 and the destroyer escort Robert Hopkins l The Stockholm brought in the last 533 survivors The scenes at dockside as the rescue ships came in were emotional mixtures of exalta tion relief tears chatter smiles and pain Police held back throngs of friends and relatives as ambu lances raced in and out of the areas with the seriously in jured Red Cross stations handed out clothing Many of the rescued had bone fractures bruises and cuts While there was generally warm praise for the conduct of the Andrea Dorias officers and crew one group of survivors accused the ships crew of complete negligence at the time of the crash It was signed by 90 persons brought here aboard the Cape Ann and was given to a newsman by Arthur Fisher of New York City A spokesman for the Italian Line informed of the complaint said the line would launch an investigation The dead included Camille Cianfarra Madrid correspond ent of the New York Times and his daughter Joan His wife Jane was seriously in jured The sharp reinforced bow of the Stockholm smashed directly into their cabin and they didnt have a chance to escape The bodies of Cianfarra and the two girls went down with the glittering Andrea Doria when she sank Thursday Also killed were Mrs Martha Peterson wife of Dr Thure C Peterson of Upper Montclair N Mrs Walter Carlin wife of a Brooklyn Democratic party leader Johannsen crew man of the Stockholm and an unidentified man SURVIVORS TELL THEIR Perotta from a town neaio Italy tells newsmen of her experiences after the collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm late Wednesday She and a host of other survivors arrive at New York Thursday night aboard the rescue ship Cape Ann Hoeghs Plane Forced Down in Farm Field HARLAN MVA light plane car rying Gov Leo A Hoegh of Iowa and two officials on a drought in spection trip made a forced land ing in a farm field Thursday aft ernoon when the engine conkec out The National Guard plane came down in a hillside pasture at about 125 miles an hour bounced over the top of the hill and finally tore through a fence The plane remained upright and no one was injured Credits Pilot The governor who later re turned to Des Moines in another plane said I certainly was scared but I give credit to the ability of our pilot Col Robert Hadsall for preventing a more serious acci Max Soeth of Estherville act ing chairman of the State ASC committee and Maurice Soults of Ames assistant extension service director were also in the plane It was eastbound for a landing at Harlan when the engine conked out about six miles west of the Harlan airport Minor Damage Hoegh who was jn the front seal said the plane was still go ing about 65 miles an hour when it ripped through the fence The plane remained upright and suf fered only minor damage At the nearby farmhouse on the Ralph Bunian farm there was no one at home The group walked about half a mile to the Russell Haase farm and called the Har lan airport While awaiting a lift to town the foursome was served iced tea and watermelon by Mrs Haase The group was just completing a twoday aerial inspection of lowa drought and hail damage when the accident occurred The accident was blamed on a faulty gas gauge Hoegh said the gauge indicated a reserve of gas oline while in reality the tank was empty SAMI WS317 miint part M hnn PLAYWRIGHT DIES LONDON 10 Playwright Mi chael Egan 65 died Friday after a long illness About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Saturday Chance of thundershowers Saturday Slightly cooler Friday night with high Saturday 8287 Low Friday night 5863 Iowa Partly cloudy through Sat urday with widely scattered afternoon or evening thunder showers west and south Friday night Low Friday night 6772 Minnesota Partly cloudy and cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night At 8 Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 91 63 73 97 72 Gen Briggs Is New Air Academy Chief DENVER Air Force academy got a new chief Friday Maj Gen James Briggs took command in ceremonies at Lowry Air Force Base near here He iucceeds retiring Gen Hubert Harmon Thornton to Seek Senate DENVER Wl Dan Thornton former Colorado governor and a golfing companion of President Eisenhower said Friday he will resign next month as chairman of the National Republican farm campaign to devote all his time to a race for the United States Senate The 46yearold cattle rancher disclosed the plan after he was assured of the GOP nomination for the Senate seat which Sen Eugene D Millikin is quitting be cause of ill health Thorntons November election opponent will be either Charles F Brannan secretary of agri culture in the Truman Cabinet or John A Carroll former Den ver congressman and Democrat ic senatorial nominee in 1950 and 1954 The two were designated by Colorado Democrats to fight it out for nomination in the Sept 11 primary election Actually Thornton will not be designated for the Republican senatorial nomination until Sat urday when the party holds its state assembly Suez Canal Seizure Ordered by Nasser Top Demos Minimize More Case Party Unity Is Reaffirmed By THOR J JENSEN CLEAR the extent of the movement to oust Jake More Harlan as chairman of the Iowa Democratic central committee two top Democrats joined Friday in forecasting Mores reelection next Tuesday I Herschel C Loveless Ottum wa the partys candidate for gov ernor and Clyde Herring Des Moines the candidate two years ago joined in a declaration of party unity Loveless vacationing at CJear Lake described the movement as selfish action by three or four individuals He named specifical ly two Des Moines men Neal Smith and Lex Hawkins Polk B B HICKENLOOPER THOMAS E MARTIN SENATOR ON WAY Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper new irom Washington to Des Moines Friday morning and planned to drive to Clear Lake in the afternoon u plesent for Governors Days The Senator will iiun up his perfect record of having attended all Governors Days since they were started years ago ben Ihomas E Maitin Iowa City also indicated that he planned to attend County chairman and Harry J Carney New Hampton Hawkins tatherinlaw In addition Mike P Hogan Dubuque former lowj national committeeman for sev eral years has sought to ous More State Convention Loveless said he would not be surprised to see every district including the 2nd Dubuque ant 3rd New approve Mores reelection in the centra committee meeting after the state convention Tuesday Biggest puzzle in the centra committee vote would be the 5th district Des where both Smith and Hawkins are seeking the Central committee seat now held by Herring Loveless smilingly refused to take the oust More movement seriously He declared that party cooperation is excellent and con siderably better than it was four years ago when he was defeated by William Beardsley in the gub ernatorial race Herring reached in Des Moines by telephone preferred not to discuss the More matter beyond his expressed belief that the state chairman will be reelected Party Unity He was emphatic however in his views that party unity is ex cellent Let there be no doubt about this When the convention is over Iowa Democrats will be united behind Loveless and OMaUey I might add that in recent trips to various parts of th state I h a v been delighte to note the strong suppor showing up ev erywhere f o Herschel and Our friends MORE in Clear Lake who run the fine Governors Days celebration should group year be prepared for a new of official guests next Herring referred to the gather ing of Republican office holders at Clear Lake for the Governors Days celebration Saturday and Sunday Loveless and Gov Leo Hoegh will both attend the annual stag jarty Friday evening given by he Association for the Preserva ion of Clear Lake in honor of he Stale Conservation Commis sion Loveless leaves early Salur LININGIT UP Gov Leo Hoegh of Iowa line up put on the golf course at Clear Lake He arrived Friday tor the stag party in the evening and the Governors Days celebration Saturday and Sunday His companions to right are Russ Brown Des Moines state direc tor of safety education Joe Knock Creston banker and Earl R Jones Oskaloosa state industrial commis sioner Plan New Drive on Reapportionment DES MOINES W Proponents of Iowa legislative reappor tionment have taken another step aimed at encouraging the coming 19a7 session to initiate better representation by constitutional amendment About 200 members of groups interested in the plan met Thursday with legislators day for political speeches else where Herring attributed the oust More movement to the great en thusiasm in the party at pros pects of a Democratic victory this fall Along with this there are understandable differences of opinion as to how to conduct the campaign and sharp contests for party posts These differences will be settled in the traditional Democratic No Plans to Quit as Chairman More Declares By ROBERT HOGAN DES MOINES More has no plans to quit or re sign as state chairman of the Iowa Democratic Central Com mittee More has been state chairman since 1941 Recently as well as several times in the past spokes men have launched campaigns to ust him but always opposition acked the necessary numerical strength and influence If the Democrats of Iowa vant me out they can get me More said Friday He indi cated that the efforts of two or three individuals isnt in his mind convincing evidence that he party is seeking a change A survey of the central commit ee indicates the slate chairman las firm support There are few contests for the district chairman and vice chairman jobs and the only contest in which the More ssue is involved is in the 5th district and legislative candidates State Sen Duane E Dewel R chairman was author ized to call a meeting of a smaller group next month to spearhead a bipartisan drive It will organize and finance a campaign to sell the lawmakers on basing mem bership of one house on area and the other on population Addressed Group Among those who addressed the group were State Reps Clark H McNeai and Scott Swisher DIowa City and Sena tors Robert R Rigler RNew Hampton and Edward J Mc Manus They outlined reapportionment plans suggested by Dewel Rep Henry H Stevens CRJefferson and McManus McNeai said he didnt know any legislator small enough to vote against the best interest of the state just to perpetuate himself in Dewels Plan Dewels plan calls for three con stitutional amendments to keep the Senate at 50 members but elect them from districts based on area and put the House on a population basis Stevens plan passed by the House last year but pigeonholed by a Senate committee would elect 60 senators from district of equal population and 99 represen tatives one from each of the counties McManus proposal would cre ate 50 legislative districts all ex cept Kossuth County consisting of two counties Each would elect a senator and one representative for each population but not less than one to district New Crisis Develops in MidEast French British in Protests LONDON w Diplomatic ra ations between Egypt and the British and French governments reached a crisis Friday over Egypts seizure of the Suez Canal under a nationalization de cree The company was Frenchcon trolled and the British govern ment held 44 per cent of its stock This stock dropped 21 per cent on the Paris markeb and the French franc already staggering under the impact of more of its value in relation to gold Egypts President Gamal Abdel Nasser announced Thursday night Egypt was expropriating the 101mile canal and would ise its revenues to finance the Aswan Dam Breaking Point French Foreign Minister Chris ian Pineau called in the Egyp ian Ambasador and protested he action in what informed ources called energetic lan the conference diplo matic relations between France and Egypt were described as almost at the breaking point The Egyptian ambassador called Pineaus words inadmissible and and said he thought his government would have to reconsider its relations with France In London British Prime Min ister Eden told a tense House of Commons that nationalization of the waterway had created a seri ous situation which would have to be handled with firmness and Reacting with fiery language to withdrawal of British and United States offers to help finance the Aswan Dam on the Nile Nasser declared in Alexan dria We dont have to seek Ameri can and British aid for building our dam Well build the dam our selves and with our own S100 Million Yearly Nasser said Egypt would rea lize 100 million dollars a year from the canal to build the dam Figures from the canal company indicated he might have to dou ble tolls to do so After expenses the company earned only about 46 million dollars last year The canal is the major channel for Middle East oil shipped to world markets This was reflect ed on the Paris market with a drop in Esso Standard Oil stock to S189 a share Eden remained silent on sug gestions from some members of Parliament that Britain might have to use force against Egypt But he said his government was considering stopping shipment of all British arms to Egypt The British aircraft carrier Eagle major unit of the British navy closest to Egypt remained at Naples Italy Eden said his government was consulting with other interested governments including the Unit ed States and France Australia and Italy were in contact with other interested govern ments saying the Egyptian ac tion might restrict free use the canal by world shipping   

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