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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NfWSPArtft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LXIV AstoeUtrt Presi PKM IMenutUma Full Lese te Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 30 1951 Papw Fixing of Prices Denied i 29 Oil Firms Indicted ALEXANDRIA Va company officials say federal price fixing conspiracyindict ments against their firms are preposterous ridiculous wholly unwarranted Denials came from most of the 29 oil firms indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of crude oil and auto gasoline in a 43state area The onecount in dictment which named compa nies but no individuals capped an investigation that began in March 1947 Many of the nations biggest oil companies were among the 29 charged with violating Section I of the Sherman antitrust law Conviction could faring a maxi mum penalty of a fine CRUDE OIL prices were boosted generally by 35 cents a barrel in January 1957 retail price of gasolinewas in creased generally by 1 cent a gal lon r Several months earlier Egyp tian seizure of the Suez Canal had caused an oil shortage in Western Europe And shortly be fore the domestic price increases then Atty GenHerbert Brownell authorized American oil firms to take cooperative action in sup plying needed oil to Europe However Asst Atty Gen Vic tor R Hansen head of the Jus tice Departments Antitrust Divi sion told a House committee this did not allow the companies to exchange information to make agreements on prices T HE INDICTMENT charged that beginning in 1956 and con tinuing through January 1957 the defendant firms engaged in an unlawful combination and con spiracy to raise fix and stabilize prices of crude oil throughout the affected market The affected market was des cribed as all of the United States except California Oregon Wash ington Idaho and Arizona The indictment said the com panies alleged action led to in creased crude oil and gasoline prices throughout the affected market suppression of competi tion among the defendant firms Testraint of interstate trade Companies named in theindict ment included Standard Oil of In diana New Jersey and Ohio Texas Co Socony Mobil Phil lips Sinclair Skelly Sun Tide water Monsanto Chemical Co Shell Oil Co Continental Oil Co DX Sunray Oil Co Sinclair Oil Corp and Cities Service Co Injuries Prove Fatal to Iowa Farm STORM LAKE Wl A 4year old farm girl was dead Friday of injuries suffered in a twocar accident on a country road last Tuesday Teresa Jacobsen daughter of Mr and Mrs Darrell Jacobsonj of near Galva died in a hospital here Thursday Her mother and brother Steven 5 with whom was riding were reported in good condition Mason City and North Iowa Pause to Remember Their War Dead PURPOSE OF DEAD IS FOR US TO BE Keep Living Memorial Day Theme tir By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK UROn Memo rial Day you might as well put the moral at the start Keep living The purpose of the dead is for us tobeThey ran out of breath for us On this day of national recog nition of mortality time gives us a pause This pause gives us time to reflect We jubilee the past and hold aheartcoming for the dear dead Memorial Day is an opportu nity It is an opportunity to ad mire your ancestors There un der known stars they glimmer unknown forever They put us here It is a day to honor a hus band brother son or friend dead or absence is a form of death The whole problem of Memo rial Day is one of transporta tion You are transported by your loyalties and remem brance Life hesitates The eternal growl of ambition isreduced to a grumble Yet a son as he sheds a tear on the grave of his father wants to step farther and be buried near s Here on the hill of a moment a humanity afraid of itself flies the flag all people one that waves for the ones who went before It would be nice on Memorial Day if neither the dead nor the living were altogether alone Youths Captured in Stolen s Car After 100 mph Chase Two St Paul youths were being held in the Cerro Gordo County jail Friday after a 100milean hour chase on Highway 65 south of Mason City Paul Kopische and Tom Patter son both 15 were finally stopped in a stolen auto near Sheffield after being chased from down town Mason City by patrolman Line of Showers Crosses Iowa Memorial Day plans of some lowans were dampened by a line of thundershowers that entered western Iowa early Friday and quickly moved eastward across the state The rain was accompanied by strong winds up to 50 miles an hour and some hail in the Council Bluffs area and in Harrison and Mills Counties Council Bluffs re ported 42 inch of rain Orientgot 70 inch Arispe 25 and Cres ton 18 The thuridershower activity lost mucn of its punch by the time it reached central Iowa Des Moines received only 05 inch of rain The Weather Bureau forecast calls for more thundershowers in western Iowa later Friday and over the state Friday night BULLETIN INDIANAPOLIS W p j t OConnor young racing protege of the late Wilbur Shaw was killed Friday in thunderous 11car crash on the first lap of the 42nd 500mile auto race The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy with no portanttemperature changep through Saturday Scattered showers and thunderstorms over state Friday night low 55 65 FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal day night through next Wednes day Cooling trend first half of period and only minor daily temperature changes remain der of periodNormal highs 77 north to 79 south Normal lows 53 north to 56south Rainfall will average around one inch occurring as showers and thunderstorms mostly early in period and again about Monday or Tuesday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum gi Minimum 53 At 8 am 65 BOONE TO GRADUATE NEW YORK Pat Boone will be graduated from Columbia University Tuesday with high scholastic honors the university disclosed Thursday Art Jonlcer Osage and Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Jerry Allen THE CHASE startedwhen Jon ker and a passenger LaVerhe Kollman at Plymouth were driving north on Federiil Thursday night and spotted a car going south that refused to dim its lights Thepatrol cartume I andgave chase southoa andput of town on Highway 65 Sheriff Allen who happened to observe the chase through Mason Ciiy also joined in Sheriff Alien radioed ahead to Sheffield police and they set car crosswise across the road near the Sheffield intersection The youths however s w u n g around the roadblock As they did so a right rear tire blew out on the pursuing patrol car A TIRE ALSO blew out on the yduths car virtually at the same time Sheriff Allen then went around both the roadblock and the youths car which stopped in the middle of the road and made the arrest Sheriff Alien said the boys ad mitted the car was stolen from a parking lot in St Paul They also admittedhe said breaking into two places during the night At one of the places a service station in what they believe to be Walters Minn they took shotgun and six pistols There also was a case of soft drinks and a large number of pennies found in the car RESULTS OF CHASE Highway pa trolman Art Jonker Osage shows a right rear tire from his car that blew out dur ing a 100mileanhour chase Thursday night on Highway 65 south of Mason CityLaVerne Kollman mar sha at Plymouth who was riding with Jonker and Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Jerry Allen who also took part in the chase show some of the stolen loot a shotgun and six pistols found in the car Union GMPact Runs Out But Workers Still on Jobs fo DETROIT Mich Friday r the first time in 21 years General plants operated without a contract with 300000 employemembers of the United Auto Workers Union Company and union negotiators failed to reach agreement on a new wage pact by midnight Thursday when the threeyear old contract expired GM announced itwould operate without a contract Thats what it did Friday at its Atlanta Ga plants They were the only ones open on Memorial Day No other GM plants are due back in opera tion until Monday WORKERS REPORTED in nor mal numbers at Atlanta and with out incident Gate patrols rec ommended by the unions inter national headquartersto check on membership and preserve a union shop were not organized immediately in At lanta The UAW now is centering its attention on Ford and Chrysler ia hopes of working put new agreements with both companies before current threeyear con tracts run out Sunday midnight GM like Ford and Chrysler stood steadfast through weeks of negotiations on its offer to extend the current agreement for two years UAW President Walter P Reu ther told newsmen he was disap pointed but not over failure to agree on a new GM contract In previous years when con tracts between UAW and the au tomotive Big Three ran out the pacts were extended on a week toweek basis until new agree ments were concluded This time GM charged the union with bad faith in bargaining and declined a temporary extension despite union requests BOTH THE UNION and the company have issued instructions on how to operate without a con tract The terms were set Wednesday by GM They generally follow the contract that expired Thursday the company will quit collecting members dues for the union and UAW membership will not be a condition of employ ment at GM Reuther admittedly faced an up iiill fight to achieve his goals for auto workers in this recession year He wants wage increases improved pension benefits and a share of profits from firms finan cially able to pay them GM said extension of the old agreement would give workers a 9cent pay hike this year and 7 cents in 1959 The auto companies with ware houses glutted with still unsold 1958 cars seemingly had little to fear of a strike now The unions strategy called for extending the contract talks until fall when the 1959 models come out Then it believes the companies will be m more of a mood to talk busi ness Graham Leads Prayer for Gen DeGaude SAN FRANCISCO W Evan gelist Billy Graham led his Thurs day nights audience in prayer for and Gods guidance Gen Charles de GauHe Our hearts beat with the hearts of the t rench people he said This is tne darkest hour France has faced or many years It stands on the o of agonizing decision Socialists Key in French Dilemma ALL FOR DE GAULLE A kiss and a hug greeTthis gendarme on duty along the Champs Eiysee Paris as supporters of Gen Charles de Gaulle put Jn aquick demonstration The World War II hero has been Jven heavy in atmosphere Holiday Traffic Deaths in US Mount Slowly of holidayfatalities came from most sections of the coi there were 24 traffic fatalities reported 3 and two deathsfrom miscellaneous causes for a total of ZH Two of the early deaths occurred on the Pennsylvania Turn It marked the first Memor ial Day deaths on the big toll road since 1955 Two Indianapolis residents with tickets to the 500mile auto racmg classic there were killed north east of the Indiana city in a col lision with an outofstate car Police said the second car ran through a red light The two oc cupants both injured alSo had tickets to the race Safety experts held to theirpre holiday estimate that 350 persons will die in highway accidents in the 78hour holiday period Last year the Memorial Day holiday period covered four day and the 413trafficdeaths was record high for the Decoration Day observance The overall all accident death total of 660 also was a record for a fourday Me morial Day period It included 134 drownings and 113 fatalities in miscellaneous accidents The highest traffic toil for threeday Memorial Day period was 369 in 1955 Iowa Airman Held in Arkansas Slaying NORTH LITTLE ROCK Ark were holding Friday an Air Force captain from Iowa following the fatal shooting of a Uttle Rock man at the home of the officers estranged wife Authorities said they booked iapL Duane Rosenkjar 33 Es nerville Iowa who surrendered m connection with the shooting The victim was Leslie Gann 35 Sub Rammed and Sunk Off Hawaii HONOLULU The sub marine Stickelback sank Thurs day night off Oahu Island 5 hours after being rammed by the destroyer escort Silverstein dur ing antisubmarine exercises No one was injured The Stickelback was submerged when the collision ooirred but immediately surfaced and tied up alongside the Silveratein while her crew of 74 men and eight officers escaped the Navy said Despite intensive salvage ef forts the submarine flooded and sank in 1500 fathoms 19 miles southwest of the channel en trance to Pearl Harbor The Silverstein reported a dam aged bow but said she did not need assistance A Navy crash boat returned 38 of the Stickelbacks crew to Pearl Harbor Lt Cmdr Q R Schulz the subs skipper and the other 43 headed back aboard the sub marine rescue vessel Grcenlet A board of investigation will be ordered to determine the cause of the collision theNavy said Cedar Rapids Man Dies in Accident CLARENCE Wi Dale Dun n wos jucane Lrann as can 54 Cedar Rapds dted Friwho died of bullet wounds ThurX day after hs car struck a tree day Rosenkjar has been a on U S 30 m Clarencs was tioned at the nearby Little Rock Air Force Base De Gaulle Feared as Dictator Opposition Weakening PARIS WCharles waited Friday while v President Coty tried to get the Na tional Assembly to take a vaca tion and let the general France alone i The key to whether De would receive power legally or in a military coup was in the hanox of toe Socialist party which fears the 67yearoldrJPcria leader as a potential y8 ir fused to vote power to De GauUe Buttheir Jallput opposition seemed to be weakening under the heavy pressure THE n Socialist deputies who hold the balance in Parliament met Friday to review their posi tion The politicians were somber ag they Jeft the Elysee Palace Frances White House after hearl mg Coty outline the program Gaulle had laid down Thursday night Former Premier Guy MolleL whose Socialists hold the answer to whether the National Asen bly will accept De Gaulle stayed longer than the leaders of other political parties The Socialists fear De as a potential dictator Their 97 votes in the National Assembly can send him to the While they have been opposing ue Gaulle steadfastly at an al most continuous party caucus there were reports they were weakening HANGING OVER the meeting and over all France was thegrim reminder from the French insur gents in Algeria that the army there is ready to move if rSv S Innd t0 Coty and many Frenchmen fear civil war threatens because two militant factions appeared ready to fight l the army rightists determined to nd what they consider Parlia ments shillyshallying and 2 the militant Communists who jjenefrt from weak parliamentary Cotys endorsement of D Gaulle caused a tumult in Par lament and brought several thousand Parisians into the streets demonstrating in support of De Gaulle The night before more than 50000 had demonstrat ed against him Claim Airliner Buzzed by B47 Jet Bomber SAN FRANCISCO tf The ivQ Aeronautics Administration Friday had a report by a United Airlines pilot and 15 of his 57 passengers xharging that an Air borce B47 jet bomber deliber atebuzzed their DC7 near Sa ma Kan One of the passengers Senate Republican Leader William F Knowland of California dozed 3unng the incident Thursday Ic commented after landing here such things arent pleas ni j A near   

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