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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper ClTYG HOME EDITION THAT MAKII All MOUTH IOWAHI H I I H O t f MASON CltY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 2 1954 X roar OB PRIME MINISTER EDEN Ike Signs New Social Security Bill WASHINGTON be tween the ages of 62 and 65 and an estimated disabled per sons 50 and over were made eligi ble for new social security bene fits Wednesday President Eisenhower signed with some expressed reserva tions a bill to lower the retire ment age for women and to set up for the first time a system of federal payments to workers totally and permanently disabled at age 50 and above The new benefits for women will be reflected in December checks An estimated widows will become eligible for full benefits at 62 Working wo men and wives of retired workers may elect to draw somewhat re duced benefits at 62 or wait for full benefits at 65 Officials have estimated that about in each category will the lowered retirement age In July Benefits for the disabled mated to average monthly will not begin until July 1957 To be eligible for payments a worker must have been disabled for at Britain on War Footing Plan Confab on Suez LONDON Prime Minister Cdens government put Britain on little war footing in the Suez lanal crisis Thursday and warned Britons in Egypt to come home vhile there was still time France also ordered precaution ry military measures At the ame time the United States ranee and Britain put finishing ouches on a plan to summon an Hernational conference to place he Suez Canal under internation 1 control Queen Elizabeth II interrupted holiday at Arundel Castle to ign an emergency proclamation iving the government sweeping mobilization powers Small Component i Even as the calktp of some re servists began War Secretary Antony Head told the House of Commons The seriousness of the proclamation is something equivalent to general mobiliza tion but we are really using verv large powers to obtain the very small component which we con sider Amid an reminis cent of the prewar crisis days of the 1930s there were loud cries in Parliament that Britain must be prepared to go it alone if neces mmum Strike Spread Hsl NOW ITS OFFICIAL Grace Expecting in Rainier MONTE CARLO Monaco m Princes Grace of Monaco Agoing to have a baby in February the palace announced Thurs Philadelphia sary Prime Minister Eden accusing Egyptian President Gama Abdel Nasser of broken faith and brok en announced the mil itary moves to cheering House of ML with France this principality on Mediterranean becomes sublet to French taxes and its men KO the French draft if Rainier dies without an heir The announcement said His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III prince sovereign of Monaco announced Thursday in a broadcast message to his people that her Serene Highness Princess Grace is expecting a baby to be born in the nonth of February Following this an nouncement the Prince pointed out the capital importance of the plans and projects for the economic development of the principality in the light of this rejoicing Actually the palace announcement was issued several hours before the scheduled time for me Princes As early as last January months before the PRINCESS GRACE marriage ceremony took place Lloyds of Lon don offered odds of 20 to 1 that Princess Grace would have a baby Reports that the Princess was expecting have been current for weeks An announcement from the palace last Sunday said the Prince and his bride were planning a twomonth visit to the United States beginning Sept 20 Hike in Prices Likely ThreeYear Plan OKd Woolson Last Vet of GAR Is Dead DULUTH Minn w Albert Woolson last XJttion Army veteran of the Civil War died Thursday and the Grand Army ofthe Re PITTSBURGH wA lastminute agreement on a threeyear no strike contract Thursday averted a strike of members of the Aluminum Workers International Union at nine plants of Aluminum Co of America The agreement is subject to ratification by a majority of the local unions who have until Aug 9 to cast their votes After he signed the contract Ed w a r d Stahl president of the union de clared My signature on the contract is a 10 Plants The settlement which came in the wake of a 24hour strike post ponement left this situation in the vital aluminum industry The AWIUs contract covering workers at 10 plants of Reynolds Metal Co expired Aug 1 The union has granted a day today extension with provision for three days notice if a strike is called Negotiations are con tinuing at Richmond Va The United Steelworkers eon jtinued the strike it called Wed nesday against both Alcoa and I the ReyrroT represents least three months and meet strict medical tests To pay for the new benefits so cial security taxes will go up next Jan 1 but as Eisenhower noted with pleasure only half as much as was originally proposed The tax levied on the first 200 of a workers annual earn ings will go up from the present 2 to 2V per cent on both workers and employers The selfem ployed now paying 3 per cent will pay 3 per cent Another Provision Another provision of the new law which the administration supported blankets into the so cial security system an estimated persons not heretofore in cluded Commons He said certain naval army and air force units had been or dered to the Mediterranean from Britain and a limited number of specialized reservists called up The Transport Ministry was re ported to have authorized the re quisitioning of passenger ships for public died with him He was 109 The old drummer boy who was scared to death the first time he fired a cannon outlived some of the Boys in Blue Woolson died in St Lukes pital where he had been confined itroop movements 15 Warships Two British aircraft They include lawyers dentists osteopaths veterinarians optom etrists and some related profes sions but not only major group other than gov not now Gov ernment workers ered carriers ieft Portland and were reported under orders to sail for the Medi terraneaan A cruiser two de stroyers six LCTs a submarine rescue ship and a minesweeper apparently were being readied for movement at Portsmouth Llanel ly Wales and at Malta At the same time a Foreign Of fice official reported that JSritish subjects in Egypt had been ad vised to consider whether it would not be wise to leave Egypt Wash ington sources said the Americans in Egypt also had been advised by the State Department to stay out of crowds and away from downtown Cairo during the tension The French Navy Ministry dis closed that 15 warships assembled at Toulon have been ordered to be ready to steam to an unknown several times recently because of s lung congestion Doctors said the congestion was brought on chiefly because of his advanced age He lapsed into a coma early Saturday Since then he hac been fed intravenously and hac been given oxygen through a nasal tube Remarkable Stamina The old soldier showed re markable stamina in recovering from his previous illnesses Dr Charles Bagley his physician said after Woolson showed good improvement in June that his deep seated interest and drive kept him going Woolson was 17 when he be came a volunteer private in Com p a n y C of the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment as President Lincoln w a s making calls for more troops He was detailed to the regular Mr and Mrs John Kobus made Drum Corps and served with the ner home with him during re Union forces for slightly less than a year doing occupation duty in at 12 plants and about at nine Reynolds plants Ah Alcoa spokesman said the firmis possibility of increasing the price of its prod He said no immediate ac tion on a price increase is planned but added the possibility is that there eventually will be New Contract Livestock Market Study Urged by Farm Bureau Federal mediator William Rose succeeded in keeping negotiations rolling between Alcoa and the AWIU He secured a 24hour con tract extension then got both sides together again in a mara thon session of meetings which broke up shortly before midnight with the announcement of the new contract Stahl referring to the master threeyear contract negotiated in the basic steel industry by the USW declared We believe our contract pro Department oflojifa State Col lege study of the basiclivestock marketing prbb lems have been drawn up by th resolutions committee of th Cerro Gordo County Farm Bu reau Following are the resolutions 1 We propose that our Iowa Farm Bureau Federation make ormal request of the Agriculture Extension Department at Iowa State College to conduct a re Good Health for deafness the South later years recurring attacks of lung congestion Woolson con tinued to enjoy remarkable good health after turning 100 He re covered from an attack of pneu monia when he was 106 His soninlaw and daughter way however fit of P cent years Woolson was senior vice com manderinchief of the National Grand Army of the Republic and in which at its peak in 1890 had members It was decided at the last encampment of the Union Veterans in 1949 that the GAR would continue to exist technically until the death of the last member Woolsons death leaves three surviving members of the Civil War all members of the Con federate forces They are W W William 113 Franklin John Sailing 109 Slant and William Lundy 108 Laurel Hill Fla Funeral services for Woolson tentatively have been set for Mon day Mason City Plans Memorial Service for Woolson In Mason City the Sons of Un ion Veterans are planning a me morial service for Albert Wool son last Union Army veteran of the Civil War The service will be in Central Park if possible at the time of the funeral at Duluth Hughes Bryant will be the speaker The Rev A L Ullestad pastor of the First Assembly of God Church will give the invoca tion and Mayor George E Men don will be in charge of the pro gram Taps and a rifle salute will iw sounded at approximately the same time as those at Woolsons Minnesota service Program plans are still incom plete S A Bemis of the Sons of Union Veterans said that a pledge of allegiance to the flair IB vides as much or more than the steel settlement money In a joint announcement Stahl and Robert K Heineman Alcoas director of industrial relations said the new agreement called for a package boost totaling 46 cents hourly over the threeyear con tract period It calls for a general direct wage increase of cents an hour the first year 7 cents the second and 8 cents the third Un der the old contract the aver age hourly wage was The agreement directly covered Alcoa plants at Chillicothe Ohio Cressona Davenport Iowa East St Louis Lafayette Lancaster and Mas sena N Y Girl Falls Into Well on Farm Drowns MOULTON UP Sally Lynn Anderson 2 daughter of Mr and Mrs Doyle Anderson drowned when she fell into a shallow well on her parents farm 6 mDes west of here Wednesday will be given and that it is hoped a male quartet will sing the na tional anthem and America About I The Weather Mason City Showers or thunder storms Thursday night and Fri day Low Thursday night around 68 High Friday 7884 Iowa Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms and little change in temperature Thursday night Friday partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms northeast warmer west Low Thursday night 6673 Minnesota Showers and cooler Seek End to Dispute at Rath Plant WATERLOO UP Represen tatives of the Rath Packing Co and Local 46 of the Packinghouse Workers of America tried Thurs day to work out a basis for ne gotiating s u s p e n s ion of workers A meeting held late Wednesday Failed to produce any results A mass meeting of about union members was held after the com panyunion talks broke up Almost half of the em ployes of the firm one of the nations largest independent meat producers were idled when the company indefinitely suspend ed workers for work stop pages Company spokesmen said some workers reported at the plant but refused to work Others the spokesman said failed to show up at all The company said Thursday a total of workers now have been suspended and other workers were laid off because their departments were affected by the suspensions It said workers are still on the job The suspensions will remain in effect until the company has as problionaire to members of the Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau and believe that our Iowa expressing the hope that they will Bureau Federation should like wise be submitted in j j uc auuiiuiiea in in at extend and expand its present inform by other county resolutong vestigahon giving due attention committees to the possibilties of cooperative marketing of livestock im efd i Tvro meetings have been held 3 We feel that future efforts by our Iowa Farm Bureau Federa1 a ion should be coordinated with third is being arranged Cerro Gordo Farm Bu rn embers and those of the Extension and mem ment to avoid any possible duplibers Extension Depart cation e State the The resolutions were drawn up committee stated in explanation y a committee headed by E V lts The purpose Rucker as chairman and consist e meetiHSs has to dis ing of A D Diercks Cerro Gordo marketing questions and County Farm Bureau of interest to both pro J R Compton Harold Dodd and Mrs Charles Sutcliffe Mrs suggestive opinionaire Francis Coe Ernest Buss from pre ard Mathre and H B Allpman the midsummer Farm Copies of the resolutions have conference will reach been sent to all other countyLCOUnt F311 Bureau organiza Farm Bureau resolutions SePtemberEvery county tees in the state with the exnlahas of adding other nation that they are to besiih uestlons submitting this opin surances the workers will abide by the a company statement said A union spokesman said maintain the company has vio lated the contract All we can do is to set up negotiations to end the present McKeon Gets Backing of Gen Puller PARRIS ISLAND S C Lt Gen Lewis B Chesty Pul ler a beribboned and legendary figure of a fighting Marine roared out in defense of S Sgt Matthew C McKeon Thursday and said that only through such training as he gave his men will Americans survive in the next war Shortly after the retired gen eral finished one of the most dra matic courtroom appearances in military history the defense rested its case The government trying Mc Keon for manslaughter and op pression of troops in the April 8 death march in which six recruits drowned declined even to put a GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 75 Minimum Wednesday night 64 At 8 Thursday 65 Precipitation 06 inch YEAR AGO Maximum AS Minimum HIGHWAY AID WASHINGTON gov ernment Thursday allocated more than 53 million dollars to Iowa in federal highway aid for next year SAM question to Puller and down from the stand he stalked Id follow that man to McKeon said fervently when the oldtimer now in retirement left the room Puller told McKeons seven member courtmartial of combat veterans that the sergeant in his opinion was simply following good military practice in leading his laggard platoon on a night march Puller who led his Marines through the hell of Korea in the early days of that war said American troops fared so badly there in his opinion because of a lack of the very thing McKeon was giving his men Puller called the death march here only deplorable acci Without discipline as army becomes a he shouted using UM of Napoleon ionaire to members The county Farm Bureaus also have tha privilege of recommending con sideration of any matter to other county Farm Bureaus It is in the exercise of this privilege that Cerro Gordo County is asking consideration of its resolutions by other counties in the state The results of the vote on tha opinionaire are then sent to tha resolutions committee of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Tha state federation will then set up the policy of the state organiza tion for the coming year on the basis of the tabulated results of this opinionaire Serious Study We earnestly request every Farm Bureau member to give serious study to the said Chairman Rucker of tha resolutions committee This matter is so important that we would like to see all opinionaires completed and The story of how Cerro Gordo County came to be at the fore front in this effort to procure improved markets for livestock goes back over several months to the time when hogs went be low S10 a hundred and all live stock prices sank considerably below cost of production A group of Farm Bureau mem bers succeeded in crystalizing opinion around the idea that it is time the producers endeavor to do something for themselves in achieving a more stable market for their products Contacts were made with the Extension Division of Iowa State College which proved most responsive and most helpful After a meeting of Cerro Gordo bounty Farm Bureau members and staff members of Iowa State College Frank Robotka extension economist wrote an extensive re port suggesting many fields for research studies on such matters as the consumer demands in type and quality the success of coop erative marketing of competition among packers MM importance of   

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