Tuesday, March 19, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSPA MA K I A L L N 0 R T H I O W A N S N E HOME EDITION I G H I 0 R S VOL LXIII Associated Preu and United Preti Full Cent a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 19 1957 of Two 157 Move to Legalize Union Shops Fails The World Around Us Memories of Visit to Russia Number 104 EDITORS NOTE This is pf a serits of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL II T THE RUSSIA FINLAND ON A MOSCOW TOHELSINKI week in Russia has leffme with some memories which will not soon be erased A few of them as space permits My first contact with Russian heaping bowl of borsch in the fogshrouded airporl terminal at Lvov 200 miles east of Budapest Hungary Unauthorized Prowl An unauthorized prowl on the streets of Kiev our first night in Russia and how we were eyed by everybody because of 1 o ui lightcolored topcoats and 2 OUL American hats instead of fui caps The look of utter contempt by our young Communist guide as Ukrainian peasants knelt to kiss the glass caskets containing mummified saints in the cata combs of St Trinity Church at Kiev St Sophia Cathedral in Kiev with its thousand year old mosaics Kievs ancient university and its coat of red paint supplied firsl by a czar who insisted it should be made to blush for its revolu tionary ideas Midnight Walk A chilly midnight walk around Moscows Kremlin guided by the five enormous red stars on its lofty lookout towers rising above the forbidding walls The view from Lenin Hills high above a perfect U in the Moscow the south Moscows 32 story university to the north anc below an enormous stadium and recreational area Muscovites ex pect to be the site of the 1964 Olympic Games Jet planes sleek fighters and gigantic bombers roaring over head as we moved about on a collective farm 40 miles southwest of Moscow The contrast between the highly ornamental apartment homes in downtown Moscow and the pa thetic straw covered hovels which house Russias collective farmers Pedigreed Cows A like contrast between the ra diantheated stalls provided for pedigreed milch cows on these collective farms and the living quarters of the 300 men and wom en who milk and manicure them A delayed Christmas party in Moscows Sports Palace seats for the children of the city and the labored effort to play down two allimportant facts 1 That Christmas is based on the birth of a Christchild 2 That time is measured by epochal event The priority of motorist over pedestrian on Moscows block wide streets Theres not only an open season on pedestrians but a bounty it would The groups huddled in front of the LeninStalin tomb at all times of day and night waiting for the mere changing of the guard every 10 minutes The mausoleum was closed all the time we were there SlaveLabor Camp A minor slavelabor camp vis ible from the back window of an American friend in Moscow A scary midnight walk through Red Square pasl the LeninStalin Mausoleum and around the forbidding Red walls of the Kremlin A brief visit with the director of external relations for Rus sias National Red Cross organ ization The great excess of trucks like our World War II type over pas senger automobiles like our pre war type on the rural highways of Russia The worshipful attitude toward Lenin on the part of the party faithful in the city named for him Leningrad White birches and lofty pines through which our train is now its way toward Helsinki 225 miles in 15 hours a food sample of Russian effici ency JACOB GRIMSTEAD Grimstead to Be Congress Candidate DBS MOINES Stale Sen Jacob Grimstead RLake Mills announced Tuesday he will be a candidate for Congress from the 6th District of Iowa in 1958 Grimstead who is serving his second term in the Senate de clared he was making his an nouncement early because I want to have ample time to be come acquainted with the voters I also want plenty of time to discuss the problems and issues in which the people are inter he said The 6th District now is repre sented by Rep Merwin Coad Boone Democrat Goads election last year over former Rep James I Dolliver Fort Dodge Republi can was the first break in Iowas solid Republican delegation in the lower house of Congress since 1940 Grimsiead 51 said hehas the background of a businessman and He operated a grocery store in from 1933 to 1955 and also is owner and operator of a farm He was reelected to the Senate for his second term last year Mount Ayr Man Killed in Crash CRESTON UP Keith Ed ward Lucas 23 Mount Ayr died early Tuesday of injuries re ceived in a onecar accident on U S 34 3V4 miles east of here Highway patrolmen said Lucas was a passenger in a car driven by Bobby Richard Holtzman 20 rural Mount Ayr The car missed a curve after passing another ve hicle and smashed into a utility pole they said Holtzman was reported in criti cal condition in a local hospital while a third person in the car Bobby Pottorff 21 also Mount Ayr was satisfactory Brennan Whittaker Nominations Okayed WASHINGTON Sen ate Tuesday approved by voice vote the nominations of Democrat William J Brennan and Re publican Charies E Whittaker to the Supreme Court DEFICITS FOUND Schools Face Legal Action DES MOINES Iowa Auditors office Tuesday gested legal action against the Independent School District of Peosta because of insufficient funds to cover daybyday operations Examiner R B Finch said in view of a present deficit plus loss of tuition and state aid the school district is not able to meei its financial obligations The report was one of two published which were critical o school district activities in The other reported a mj OK on New School Bill Advocated age in the Mystic Public School activity fund operated by Supt Bryl Gawin In the Peosta audit Finch found that the school district has been on the State Department of Public Instructions unapproved list since 1955 and is therefore not eligible to collect state aid or tuition from outofdistrict s t u dents Unless other sources of rev enue are the audit said the district will not be able to op erate It found that during the audited period the district showed a deficit and the tax rev enue was not sufficient to cover obligations to June 30 Other shortcomings uncovered by the audit 1 The treasurer of the school district was appointed rather than elected at the general election 2 Supt Patrick E Kehoe was signed to his position in July 1954 even though he didnt have a certificate of qualification from the Dubuque County superinten dent of education as required by law 3 A loan was taken with out a contract and is therefore illegal 4 The school board okayed claims for services from Elmer Weidert who was also president of the board The audit of the Mystic School Districts activity fund was re quested by the board itself Mys tic is in Appanoose County just northwest of Centerville W G Foster the state auditor said Superintendent Gawin kept all of the records of the activity fund and they were inaccurate and The deposits in the account were far short of collections from students and other groups the audit said I Dead 25 Hurt in Plant Blast DETROIT explosion at the Ford Motor giant Rouge plant fatally injured 1 workman and sent 25 to hospitals with burns cuts and broken bones Monday night Five were listed as critically hurt John Goodwin 56yearold De troit inspector died of injuries Tuesday His post was near the explosion scene About employes were in the plant when the blast went off It wrecked the paintdrying oven and part of a conveyor line and blew out a section of the building wall The explosion was followed by a fire which was quickly put out by company firemen DES MOINES ftf Passage of a controversial school reorganiza tion bill was recommended Mon day by the Senate Schools Com mittee Under the measure if four dis tricts were voting on a proposa to merge and three of the dis tricts voted for it all four would be compelled to join Sen Wilbur C Molison RGrin committee chairman said a committee amendment to the bill would require a reorganiza tion petition to be signed by at least a third of the voters in the last school election with a min imum of 500 signers Passed The bill previously passed the House after three days of debate Meantime opponents of school reorganization bills Monday dis cussed a united front to defend small schools Riley Clark school board mem ber at Lewis with about 30 other persons from Lewis and 50 rep resentatives of small schools elsewhere visited the Legislature to press their viewpoint Chief Target Their chief target is legislation which seeks to promote 12grade school systems with at least 500 pupils Harold Henderson Wiota school board president said parents of Wiota pupils are 100 per cent satisfied with the setup we Others added that reorganization involves drastic school bus route problems HEADS ASSOCIATION DES MOINES WVThe Iowa Variety Store Assn has elected Raymond Miller West Liberty president Jack Hawkins Wapel lo vice president and E H Heussner New Hampton secre tarytreasurer SAME BUok fluff means traffic death In past 21 hours RED SQUARE LENINS TOMB AND THE midnight walk through this lamous around the Kremlin is one of the indelible memories of Russia listed by Editor Earl Hall in his travel article in tha column to the left IT TELLS THE STORYMoildays GlobeGazette edition pretty well tells the story tMeA Iowa The papers in the newsstand Despite Snow Wednesday Is the First Day of Spring Psssst Dont look now but Wednes day is the first day of spring Tuesday was the last full day of the winter season but it still looked like midwinter over much of Iowa Minnesota and the Dakotas Snow piled up a foot and more in some areas Monday with six inches being the rule Sioux Falls took high honors with 16 inches Temperatures generally how ever were moderate In Iowa Tuesday a bright sun burst through the clouds about 10 ending a new overnight snow cover and giving promise df fair and warmer weather Wednesday Spring officially arrives at Wednesday The moistureladen clouds which ended Iowas late winter dry spell moved eastward leav ing considerable new moisture over the entire state Amounts included Davenport 88 Du buque 54 Waterloo 42 Cedar Rapids 38 DCS Moines 32 Mason City 24 and Ottumwa and Lamoni 17 Snow accumulations ranged up to nine inches at Spencer and six inches at Mason City Sheldon and McGregor Simix Rapids received five inches and Sioux City and Sibley three Many highways were snow packed and icy Tuesday in the snow area but were expected to break up rapidly All roads were open Max Soeth head of the State Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee said the soil still needs a lot of this rain and Des Moines had its heaviest rain in five months Probers Told of Special Union Funds WASHINGTON W Senate in vestigators developed Tuesday hat about in Seattle Teamsters Union local funds was disbursed through a mysterious special They said Frank Brewster used of it to make a 1951 down aayment on a home at Palm Springs Calif Brewster heavily perspiring on he witness stand told the Senate Jackets Investigating Committee he couldnt say how the special account money was spent But he said he thought Claude OReilly a Teamsters official now dead used it for state county and city political contributions in Se attle and the State of Washington Brewster denied the money was used to pay his personal expenses The time was the 195053 period The story of this special account came atop introduction of docu mentary evidence which the in vestigators said showed union unds had been used to pay some expenses of Brewsters race horse stable It listed repairs to horse vans and expenses of a jockey rainer and a union organizer vho also exercised Brewsters icrses as paid from union money Wife Charged After Husband Is Wounded DAVENPORT wife ivho was just trying to frighten her husband was charged Tues day with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and held inder bond here Police said Mrs James H Bur rage 37 Davenport was charged after she shot her husband in the right ankle Monday while he was xumding on the front door of his jome trying to get in Burrage told police his wife fired a 38 caliber revolver through the door to frighten Tunisians Chant Nixon Nixon Dollar Dollar TUNIS Tunisia UP Thousands marched through the streets of Tunis Tues day chanting Nixon Nixon dollar Vice President Richard Nixon is spending his sec ond day in Tunis the cap ital city of the independent Arab nation of Tunisia He decided to walk through the crowded streets to his first appointment of the and crowds recognized him at once In seconds all trie thoroughfares jam med The Tunisians took up a chant that grew in intensity Nixon Nixon dollar American aid to the year old nation is the chief sub ject of Nixons talks with Tunisian ap parently the Arab manon thestreet knows it All About The Weather Mason City Clearing and colder Tuesday night low near 18 Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday high near 40 Iowa Fair west partly cloudy east colder extreme east low mostly in the 20s Tuesday night Mostly fair and warmer Wed nesday Minnesota Fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday 32 Minimum Monday night 26 At 8 Tuesday 28 Precipitation 2 snow YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum Pilot Dies in Des Moines Jet Crash DES MOINES F86 jet oC the California Air National Guard crashed and burned Mon day afternoon soon after taking off from the Des Moines Munici l Airport The pilot alone in he plane was killed Maj Gen Fred Tandy adjutant general said the plane crashed in a field about two miles south of Army Post Road and two miles west of High vays 6569 The pilot was identified by the owa Air National Guard as Maj iVilliam C Tanner Van Nuys a member of the 115th fighterInterceptor Squadron Tandys office said wreckage Df the plane was found by Iowa uardsmen combing the area in Carious vehicles on the ground rog over Des Moines had handi appcd aerial search for the plane after a report of a crash vas received The second plane whose pilot resumaby was unaware that h e crash had occurred con inued on his flight according to reports Shelved on Vote of 7134 Senate Bill Also Killed FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The biennial Democratic effort to legalize uni on shops failed again in the House Tuesday by a vote of 7134 The vote was on a motion by Rep Andrew Frommelt DDu buque to reject the recommenda tion of the Labor Committee that the bill be indefinitely postponed However Speakr W L Mooty RGrundy Center ruled that the motion should be put in the af firmative shall the committee report be adopted Thus those who wanted to keep the Mil alive lost by the 7134 vote All of those who spoke against indefinite postponement of the bill are Democrats and all of those who voiced approval of the committee report are Republi cans Leading Objective Legalizing union shop arrange ments and labor contracts has been a leading labor organization legislative objective in every ses sion since the Legislature banned union shops in 1947 The issue has been brought up each session since Each time the ban has been retained The Senate also has a bill to permit negotiations by labor and management for inclusion of uni on shop arrangements in labor contracts However the effect of Tuesdays House vote is to kill the Senate measure also The leg islative rule is that a bill killed V one House cannot be taken up yy the other The House Labor Committee had voted indefinitely postpone the measure Free Discussion Frommelt a labor union offic ial himself said in his argument that he wanted free discussion oE the measure on the House floor He later said Mooty ad been more than liberal in per mitting discussion of his motion Others who joined Frommelt in arguing in favor of the bill were Reps Willard Freed Robert Conner and Jack McCoy Those who voiced opposition to the bill were Reps Clark McNeal RBel A C Hanson RInwood and Dewey Goode Under the measure a worker would not have to be a member of a union to get a job but after a certain period usually 30 days he would have to join Other Bills On other matters a bill to clamp down on sharp auto deal ers was passer by the House anrl sent to the Senate The vote was 1010 Rep Scott Swisher DIowa who handled the bill said it would require dealers to give full disclosure of finance and insurance charges in the sale of any vehicle Its designed to catch the the fellow who advertises you can buy a car for nothing down and they pay for the rest of your Swisher said Another bill sent to the Senate by a 1030 vote called for the establishment of a 3mile buffer zone around cities of pop ulation or more Small towns would be prohibited from incor porating within the zone Towns now existing within the 3mile zone would not be affected Magsaysays Body Returned to Manila MANILA blackpainted 147 flew the body of popular Philippine President Ramon Mag saysay home to Manila Tuesday rom Cebu where the 49yearold eader and 25 of his staff died n a plane crash Sunday Thousands of Philippine citi zens stood in silence as the plane circled slowly They burst into vails as it touched he ground Philippines new president larlos P Garcia stood with Magsaysays widow Mrs Luz Wagsaysay both dressed in 14 I black Des Moines School Teachers Get Raise DES MOINES UHA aver age pay raise for teachers in the J95758 school year was voted Monday by the Des Moines Board of Education The increase will boost the average salary of Des Moines classroom teachers from to annually This is a raise of per cent Injuries Fatal to New Hampton Man NEW HAMPTONEaston U Jones 55 Choate Equipment Co mechanic died at a local hospital Monday of injuries suffered when the pickup truck he was driving missed a curve on Highway 63 a mile north ofhere March 12 Jones was alone in the vehicle