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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home ITY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ETTE VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Snow Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 1957 TJiis Paper Consists Four One No 79 ro Cold to Greet 1958 Strike at Factory Watched Guard Put on Alert CENTERV1LLE Harold Fowler Tuesday asked Gov Herschel C Loveless to place the Iowa National Guard on a standby alert because of possible violence at a strike bound box company here Fowler said he made the re quest because he had heard re ports here was going to be trouble at the Baxter Box Co Maj Gen Fred C Tandy state adjutant general said in Des Moines he and Loveless had dis cussed the situation by telephone and decided to do nothing more than observe the situation for the time being To Be Watched It was learned however that a National Guard officer would be sent to the scene to keep an eye on the situation and that Tandy informed Loveless that Guards m en could be sent to the scene on an hours notice Fowler called for state help after United Packinghouse Work ers went on strike at the plant Monday in a dispute over a new contract and backtowork hiring policies following a shutdown Fowler placed a call to Love less office Tuesday morning and then talked by phone with the Governor who is in El Paso Texas to attend the Sun Bowl game New Years Day 38 Employes The plant which makes wooden boxes and unpainted furniture employs about 38 persons Pick et lines were thrown around the plant immediately but 15 to 20 workers crossed the lines to con tinue work The Baxter plant had been manufacturing shell boxes for the government but the contract had been cut back several months ago resulting in cuts in the work force at the plant Since then the plant has been trying to gel backinto full production by manufacturing such items as wooden pallets and wooden ship ping cases Fowler said he had three police officers on duty at the scene and that the county sheriff and a dep uty also were on duety there Fowler said he originally re quested that the Iowa Highway Patrol be alerted to possible trouble but was advised thatthe patrol could not be used for such a purpose He then requested the standby or Guard troops All I want to do is to be pre pared in case there is Imible Fowler said I certainly hope there isnt any but if there is I want to be ready to handle it Arrest Two Oelwein Men in Connection With Safe Robbery DECOR AH UP A pair of Oclwcin men were charged Tues day in connection with the safe robbery at a Festina Iowa serv ice station late Monday Richard Schulbr 26 and James Mcdlock 24 both of Oelwein were picked up early Tuesday by Dccorah police after roadblocks were set up for two men who robbed Jack Lensings service station in Festina Lensings saw the men break into the slation and he notified police with a description of the car The men had on them when they were arrested Police said the robbers didnt get all the money from the safe which was found abandoned along the side of the road near here Some addi tional money was in among other papers in another of the safes compartments they said STOLEN CEDAR RAPIDS W Police continued their investigation Tuesday into a safe burglary at the Knights of Columbus Hall in which the thieves got about S600j but kft some money scattered on the floor SECRETARY FOLSOM MODEST PLAN Some Wont Greater School Aid WASHINGTON W Influential congressional Democrats said Tuesday the Eisenhower adminis tration program for bolstering scientific education is good but doesnt go far enough President Eisenhower has en dorsed a proposal for a billion dollar federal outlay in the next four years to promote education particularly in science and math ematics The states would have to match about 600 million of this amount U S Answer The program was laid out by Secretary of Welfare Folsora as the administrations answer to ac cumulating evidence the United States is dropping behind Russia in education fields Sen Fulbright spon sor of a foreign students ex change program and a former president of the University of Ari kansas voiced disappointment that the program is so modest Im for it although I wish the administration had urged a bolder program in this critically impor tant field he said Greater Need Executive Secretary William G Carr of the National Education Assn said the estimates are far below a realistic appraisalof the needs which our schools con front Carr said the need is for at least a billion dollars now with the amount rising to five billions a year within the next five years Sen Mansfield of Montana as sistant Democratic leader and a former college professor said in a separate interview the program represents a step in the right direction At least it is a recogni tion of the fact that we are be hind the Soviet Union in the field of science and education and that we have to catch up Man Dies Wife Hurt in Crash Near Ames AMES Hendrickson 64 Jewell was killed and his wife Eleanor was critically in jured Tuesday when their car and a truck collided headon on U S 69 on the north edge of Ames Officers blamed the collision on slippery streets but no other details were immediately avail able The truck driver was not identified Ike Cut Spending Wilson More Military Funds Wanted NEW YORK WVFormer De fense Secretary Charles E Wil son says President Eisenhower trimmed military spending re quests a year ago in anticipation of a budgetcutting mood in Con gress the New York Herald Tribune said Tuesday In a Washington dispatch Rob ert J Donovan qudled Wilson as saying he personally was dissatis fied with the size of the defense Presi dent proposed to Congress last January for the current fiscal year The Herald Tribune said Wilson also told Donovan by telephone from his office at Birmingham Mich that theWhite House didnt pay enough attention to recommendations of the highest Pentagon officials Called Correct Reached at his home by The Associated Press Wilson said the Herald Tribune quoted him cor rectly He declined further infor mation The copyrighted story contin ued Wilson said the decision to sep arate Project Vanguard the earth satellite the mili Itary missile program was made by the President personally on recommendation of Budget Direc tor Percival Brundage and after discussion in the National Secur ity Council Wanted Competition Far from fearing that interserv ice rivalry would retard missile development Wilson purposely put the Army in business with the Air Force in developing a 1500mile missile because of the stimulating effect of competition However Wilson added some of the people in the services get a little childish in the things they say about one another The former secretary observed that some critics are trying to make him the scapegoat for the shortcomings of the missile pro gram but I dont think it will stick The present budget was pre pared by the administration in the fall and early winter of 1956 Wilson said he believed last cember that the Defense Depart ment needed more than 38Vz bil lion dollars He did not reveal the specific figure he said he pro posed to the President but indi cated it was in the neighborhood of 40 billion dollars Wilson said the President pre dicted the Democraticcontrolled Congress would favor budget cut ting and that The President turned out to be correct SAME CHANGING Bobby Waterman C so Mi and Mrs Robert Waterman Davenport is keeping the changingtime when he put on his new hat ior 1958 Bobby may be using a real space helmet within his lifetime Two metal moonslobbed into outer space byRussia made the biggest news of 1957 Their breaking of the gravity barrier has beenadjudged the years outstanding event by members of the GlobeGazettes news department Figured orfthe basis of 10 points for first place 9 points for second and so on the launching of the two Sputniks accumulated 133 points out of a possible 140 It was more than enough to stand off the challenge of the Little Rock Ark school integration story which amassed a total of 115 points Broad Consequences The Russian achievement has had its broad consequences While the United States insisted it wasnt racing satellites the launchings quickly proved a propaganda victory for the Soviets Soon President Eisenhower assured America it was still ahead in overall military strength appointed a science coordinator and gave priority to the whole missile program As the reali zation sank borne that the beepbeep from space symbolized vast technical developments in Russia there was soulsearching by Americans on their educational and military setups Stiff Competition The Little Rock story with all its violence and resulting law enforcement by Army paratroopers provided formidable compe tition for the No 1 ranking Aiso receiving much consideration were the Teamsters Union hearings featuring Dave Beck and his son which ranked third and the emergence of Nikita Khrushchev as top dog in the Kremlin which finished in fourth place The results of the poll RANKING POINTS 1 Russia Launches Its Sputniks 2 Little Rock School Story 3 Teamsters Union Hearings SI 4 Khrushchev Emerges at Top in Kremlin 76 t Eisenhowers Latest Illness 62 6 MidEast 60 7 US Scrambles to Answer Sputnik 52 8 Hurricane Audrey Devastates Cameron La M 37 9 Asian Flu Epidemic 3 10 Civil Rights Bill 19 Also receiving votes Queen Elizabeths visit 15 stock markets dips and upsurges 14 Girard case 13 Benny Hooper rescue 12 French cabinet crisis 6 Confidential magazine trial and Ed Gein case each 3 B52s circle globe nonstop and Sen McCarthys death each 2 Billy Graham crusade 1 Farmer Killed In Collision Accident at Carpenter Belz 45 armer of near Carpenter was dlled Tuesday morning in a car rain accident three miles south vest of Carpenter at a country crossing A car driven by Belz hit the second unit of a northbound two engine Mason CityAustin freight rain of the Milwaukee Road Belz had been driving west View Obscured It appeared that Belz view may lave been obstructed by a large grove of trees along the road Those at the scene said clear skid marks from the cars tires were visible for about 50 yards rom the railroad tracks It ap seared that the cars brakes hac 3een applied even before tha point The road was snow cov ered and slippery Thrown From Car Belz was thrown from the car and the body was beside the rail road tracks The car which was demolished rebounded from the side of the train and came to res in the ditch The Iowa Highway Patrol anc Worth County sheriff had no completed the accident invesliga tion at noon The crash occurrec about Belz unmarried farmed three miles southeast of Carpenter He had a St Ansgar address Coad Asked to Demand Probe of Iowa ASC Office DES MOINESUP Rep Mer win Coad DIowa has been asked to request a congressiona investigation of the Iowa Agri cultural Stabilization and Con servation office Democratic State Chairman Jake More said Tuesday the re quest to Coad was made after i was disclosed that Jake Weber acting office manager of the Har rison County ASC office stands to lose his job soon because he is not a high school graduate G C Randleman a member of the Iowa ASC committee said Weber cannot meet new educa tional standards for the office manager position and ASC of ficials in Washington have re fused to waive them However More said that Weber got into difficulty with the state com mittee because of what More described as Webers efforts to check on weighing practices at the time of commercial delivery of farm grain More said the case indicates that Iowa farmers have lost complete control of the 99 Agri culture Soil Conservation offices in Iowa SAFETY RECORD CHICAGO was one of the 29 states reporting fewer traf fic deaths during the first 11 months of this year compared with last year the National Safety Council reported Tuesday RED SKELTON FOUND GASPING Skelton s Life Nearly Ended by Asthma SANTA MONICA Calif ffi Comic Red Skelton upset over hi sons illness and an upcoming appearance with Bing Crosby al most suffocated Monday nigh from a severe asthmatic attack The attack on hear lailure Skelton gaspin for life Georgia Skelton the comedian wife summoned a fire depar merit rescue squad and his pei sohal physician in time to reviv her husband Good Progress Skeltoiis doctor said the come dian was sleeping and piogre sing satisfactorily He sai Skeltons condition was still seri ous but not critical as it was whe he arrived at the hospital If there are 10 steps to death you can say that Red took 9 o them the doctor said Mrs Skelton said Red wa working Monday night on mate rial for a film to be shot Tuesda with Crosby His own televisio show on the air Tuesday night already had been filmed and h was to do a skit with Crosby o the Bel Air golf course for show ing Jan 12 Top Clown Skellon 44 usually rated one o show business greatest clowns feels humble about working wit performers like Crosby his wif said Red told me just the other da thathe didnt think he was goo enough to work with someone lik Bing Skelton said I fact he hasnt slept for thre nights worrying about it She added Then we got new about Richard that wasnt good She did not elaborate but sai doctors had put their 9yearoK son suffering from leukemia un der a new medication Weekend Set Road Mark in Iowa DES MOINES wi The Stat Safety Department said Tuesda that the past weekend in low was the first one without a traffii fatality since April 1953 Acting Safety Commissione Russell Brown said it is the first encouraging sign weve had from drivers this month I hopi it will hold good through the Nev Years holiday SPACE sits placidly in compartment of Sputnik IT awaiting vole as first space traveler She died in space IN CONTROL Nikita Khrushchev waves confi dently UNDER ATTACK Teamster boss Dave Beck at hearing RACIAL Army paratrooper nudges along man who was hit in heacTduringLittle Rock vio lence Lows for Season Forecast Snow Ranges Up to 6 Snow which ranged up to more han five inches in depth moved nto Iowa Tuesday as a prelude o the New Year And revelers intent on bidding adieu to the old year and hello to 1958 may find their noses taking on a rosy glow from something other than holiday spirits Tiie owest temperature readings of the season were predicted Tues day night and Wednesday Extremely cold temperatures were predicted for Tuesday night and Wednesday with readings as ow as 15 below zero possible in northern Iowa and lows of about below likely in southern Iowa The heaviest fall was in south east Iowa The Weather Bureau said accumulations up to six inches in depth could be expected from Wayne County to Dubuque County before the snowfall ends in eastern Iowa Tuesday night Road Report The State Highway Commission at Ames gave the following road report Snowfall was generatover Iowa duringthe night varying from au inch in the northwest tp three inches in the northeast and five inches in the southeast Suow is dry The highway patrol moderate to heavy blowing snow throughout most of the state and described roads as 25 to J0a per cent snowpacked especially in protected areas The snow moved into extreme western Iowa late Monday and ia some areas was blown by blus tery northerly winds It was touched off when a cold air mass from the north met up with moisfe air from a low pressure storm center originating in the Texas Gulf More Expected Mason City had a little mote than an inch of fine snow by 18 am Tuesday but the weather bu reau said more could fall by Wed nesday Temperatures were cold during the night and ranged from 10 above at Mason City and Spencer to 24 at Burlington Heavy snow also was forecast for eastern Nebraska and Mis souri Snow preceded by freezing rain or sleet was expected in Il linois northern Indiana and Lower Michigan International Falls Mintf had an overnight low of 24 Bis marck ND had 23 Butte Mont 15 and Duluth Minn 7 2 Men Charged With Breakins Archie Bar ton 24 and Harold Wayne Custer 32 both of Des Moines Monday were charged here in the court of Justice of the Peace R J Fritsch The two men who have beer held in connection with the break ins at Garner and Goodell Dec 24 were charged wtih breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a public offense Both waiver preliminary hearing and were bound over to the grand jury Bond was set at S5000 each Custer furnished bond and was released Barton was taken to the Forest City jail The Weather Mason City Clearing and much colder Tuesday night low 1015 below Fair and cold Wednes day high 1015 Iowa Snow ending extreme cast clearing elsewhere Tuesday night Colder with low 5 belocv in north to 15 south Fair and cold Wednesday Minnesota Much colder High Wednesday 0 north to 15 south Partly cloudy GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum Atfi am Precipitation 22 10 10 1 snow   

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