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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited foe to ON CITY bLOBE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I C H I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Associated Preu and United InternatloMl Full 7e Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 2 1758 Paper Two SectloMCectioa OM Ne De Gaulle Gran Dictatorial Power Voter Turnout Primary in Iowa One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGoxerte Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE CGLU WOI Amei WO WTAD Quincj WSUL IKCity 1910 pi pm Sunday Tuesday pm rhursdaj Saturday Lets Judge by the Fruit TM SERVING NOTICE on you Im in no mood for any more of that nauseating twaddle about Russian schools being better than ours And heres why In the past fortnight Ive had a closeup look at about a dozen graduating classes in Iowa and Minnesota as commencement speaker The experience has strengthened my conviction that our schools should be judged by their fruit This years crop of graduates has been wonderful While I would be the last to maintain that our schools are as good as they could be or should be that time will never come I they are carrying Out the mission and purpose assigned to them in our representative democracy ago perhaps as as the beginning of burde mocracy we decided on a system of education which would bring thegreatest amount of learning possible to the largest number of our people Our reasoning was that a selfgoverning people must be an educated people This of course was a pro nounced departure from the idea and ideal of education which pre vailed and still does in every other part of the world It was and is mass education our kind versus elite educationUn der the elite education approach concern is for those with a dem onstrated capacity to profit from education beyond simple literacy ELSEWHERE in the world ed ucation past what would be our fifth or sixth grades has been largely reserved for the specially few Sometimes the privilege has been based on wealth or social position some times on IQ But ineither case were talking about an elite class Significantly enough this elite The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Tuesday a little warmer Low Monday night 55 59 High Tuesday 7276 Iowa Partly cloudy and gener ally warmer with occasional thunderstorms extreme west Monday night and Tuesday Lows Monday night 5565 Iowa FiveDay Temperatures will average near normal Mon day night through Saturday with warming trend at first fol lowed by cooler period about Wednesday Normal highs 76 to 80 Normal lows 53 to58 Rain fall will average 25 to 40 of an inch withshower activity most ly Tuesday or Wednesday and again Friday or Saturday Minnesota Showers High Tues day in 70s Nicholas Murray in Top Race Wedther May Be Factor GlobeGazette weather data to 8 am Monday up Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 65 49 53 Trace 69 40 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum Precipitation 68 49 39 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Early reports from votin places across Iowa Monday ind cated a light turnout inthe pr mary election However state officials wer hopeful that relatively cool tem peratures and general thunder shower activity might bring more voters to the polls as the day wore on Many farmers were kept out of their fields by recent rains Republicans and Democrats were selecting their choices to run next fall for governor eight con gressional seats and other state offices Neither of Iowas two Re publican US Senators has to run for reelection thisyear POLITICAL OBSERVERS were watching the election for an an swer to this question Can the Democrats hold their gains oi 1956 when they elected an Iowa governor for the first time in 20 and cracked the solid Re publican congressional Holiday Deaths in Iowa 10 4 Drown in Lakes 1123 Cast Ballots in Mason City 2 PM TOTALS 1958 1954 1W 1W 2W 2W 3W 3W 4W approach prevails nowhere else in the world at this moment in history more than in the socalled IP 2P IP 2P IP 2P IP 2P 83 163 212 99 227 100 188 51 93 95 146 143 212 ACCORDION TO PLAN Rep Coya Knutson whose husband recently asked herto quit politics and be his home maker againand receivedno for an answer entertains at a Democratic fund in Washington Mrs Knutson denied the blast by her husband against her and her male office manager will have any adverse affect on the impending re election campaign Traffic Toll Hits 371 209 78 240 99 176 53 97 352 94 217 48 TOTALS 1123 1094 1258 Voting was light in Mason City Monday as the Democrats and Republicans picked their candi dates for the election in Novem ber The 2 oclock vote in the eight polling places in the city Democratic Gov Herschel Love less who has no primary opposi tion has generally steered cleari of the campaign controversies ex cept to answer when Republicans hurled criticism at him The Republican governorship contest has produced most of the fireworks the two candidates Dr William G Murray an Iowa State College professor and Lt Gov William H Nicholas have clashed over tax philosophy MURRAY making his first try for public office has proposed raising the sales tax from two to three per cent and using the extra money to help pay the costs oi local school districts Nicholas opposes any tax in creases and says the Republicans cant beat Loveless in November on a three per cent sales tax pro gram He also has declared the get en BYTHE ASSOCIATED Traffic fatalities was 1123 Both have criticized Loveles for vetoing bills to provide new buildings at state educational in D This compares with i094 at theisUtutions They say Loveless Communism of Russia same hour two years ago 1258jfailed to keep a promise to call A i j t inrrf 1 ron i i kingmakers are out to him This stems from the dorsement of Murray by six for mer GOP state chairmen across the nation during the extended Me morial Day to 371 breaking the record tollfor the same threeday holiday in 1955 Late reports were expected to boost The Associated Press tabulation to an even higher to tal The count of dead in acci dents attributed to holiday ob servances covered the 78hour period from 6 pm local time Thursday to midnight Sunday In addition to the 370 killed in traffic drownings accounted for 130 deaths and 88 died from miscellaneous accidents an overall total of 589 The traffic toll exceeded the National Safety Councils pre holiday estimate of 350 Ned H Dearborn president of the council said disappoint ment over the size of the toll is all the more bitter because of the steady decline in traffic deaths for more than a year and special efforts of traffic of ficials to hold down the holiday toll BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tragedy marked the threeda Memorial Day weekend in Iowa where six persons lost their lives in traffic accidents and four oth ers were drowned Two othe owans were killed in accident in Missouri Iowa state officials had estimai ed six persons would die in trai fie mishaps during the long hoi day period Five of the six traffic fatalitie were single car accidents Th sixth was a twocar Vollision The record for a threeday Me morial Day weekend is 10 kille in 1952 This is the most discouragin thing thathas happened in low safety in the last 60 days sai t y Commissioner Russe Brown Saturdays series of violen rainstorms figured in two higl way accidents and in the death b drowning of two persons whos boat was capsizedon Rock Cree Lake by sudden high winds THE STATE went through the first 24 hours of the holiday pe riod without a fatality then three Iowa men died in auto accidents and one drowned on Friday two Kvomen perished in auto collisions land a man and his wife drowned Ion Saturday and two young Tnen were killed Sunday one byarown ing The accident victims were Paul Murray 33 Cresco Britain in the time since World War II has sought to broaden the base of its educational system but in Russia there has been an un in 1954 and 1529 in 1952 The session to and 1952 votes were presidential 0f these Djlls deviating retention principle of the elite This takes me back in memory to the closing months of World War II when Ibroke away from my war correspondence mission to visit with D H Leadbettcr of the British ministry of education about postwar education plans Compulsory school attendance was to be extended from 14 to 16 year olds and there was to be a greater flexibility in selecting years Voting usually is heaviest duri ing the late afternoon and eve ning The polls throughout the state close at 8 pm Counting be gins after the polls close so no results will be available until aft er that hour Voting places in Mason City are First Ward 1st Precinct School Administration Building 1st Ward 2nd Precinct Water works 2nd Ward 1st Precinct REPUBLICANS are seeking to unseat Rep Merwin Coad Iowas lone Democrat in Congress in the 6th District Three Republi cans are seeking nomination to oppose Coad Democrats are rated the best chance of gaining another con gressional seat in the 4th District where veteran Republican Karl LeCompte is not seeking reelec tion Three Democrats and three Guthrie Center Man Killed by Tractor I GUTHRIE CENTER Hick who farmed IVfc miles north ivest of here was killed Sunday bvhen a tractor he was using to laul gravel overturned into a ditch as he sought to turn off a Gutbrie County road onto the driveway leading to his farm i Republicans are in the 4th Dis trict race students for higher education SOME OF THESE PLANS have2nd Precinct Roosevelt Junior since materialized within thelHjgh 4th Ward 1st Precinct S capabilities of the wardrained R Garage 4lh Ward 2nd Pre British economy and an overamicinct Madison School bitious program of social secur ity Its all been in the direction of the American setup but theres still a long long way to go Russia by contrast hasnt Courthouse 2nd Ward 2nd Pre cinct McKinley School 3rd Wardi 4 list Precinct City Hall 3rd Ward S X RePufbhcan are running for reelec tion to Congress All are unop posed except HR Gross who is being challenged in the 3rd Dis trict by Enid Robinson former Lloyd Schulte 44 Rapids Dale Duncan 54 Cedar Rapids Elma Schultz Nev Mrs Dante Dav enport and Bob Costolb17 Iowa City THE DROWNING victims were Marvin Wallen 24 Burnside Florence Hazel Anderson 63 Des Moines and her husband Otto 62 and LaVerne Theisen Bern ard Mr and Mrs Anderson wer about 20 feet from shore when winds estimated at up to 80 mile an hour sweeped across Roc Creek Lake east of Kellogg Satur day afternoon Their boat was blown mor than half a mile across the lake Mrs Andersons body was recov ered Dragging operations wer resumed Monday for the secon day for Andersons body SEVEN DOZEN empty boat were found floating on the lak after the storm subsided At firs it was feared as many as eight jpersons may have drowned but authorities later reduced the num her to the two Andersons Theisen drowned Sunday in Greens Lake in northeast Iowa when the boat he was fishing from hit an object and he was thrown into the water The two Iowa men who lost their lives in Missouri were AP Photofax BIG JOB AHEAD Gen Charles de Gaulle faces a tre mendous task as new premier of France The seriousness of his jobis reflected as he steps from his Paris hotel to his auto to make his first address before the National Assembly Ike Dulles Mappirig Reply to Russians WASHINGTON President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles held a major foreign policy conference Monday to map a new reply to the Soviet Union on nuclear test talks received a letter from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreeingto open talks among scientific ex perts of the Unitcd Stales the Soviet Union and other countries later this month Khrushchevraised several points concerning place and membership which required a top presidential response The scientific experts will try to work out mutually agreeable 6Month Reign Assured Will Head for Algeria Next PARIS UP The French Par liament Monday jamed through the sweeping grant of power de manded by Gen de Gaulle so Francets new premier can hasten to rebellious Algeria The grant approved by a vota of 322232 gives the general emer gency powers for six months This will make him virtually a dictator but he says he needs this power to push ahead with his plans to revitalize France The Assembly and the Senate met almost continuously so that De Gaulle can land in Algeria Tuesday or Wednesday to cope with his most immediate problem insurgent army leaders and French colonists whose defiance of Premier Pierre PBimlins gov ernment brought the World War II hero out of the political wilder ness THE ASSEMBLY voted tlie tall grimfaced wartime resistance eader into office by a 329224 vote Sunday night Then the General made his sweeping demands in a cold calm sixminute speech to the hushed chamber He needed the powers tie said to avert a breakup and perhaps civil war in France De Gaulle said demand ing threemajorthings of tbe As sembly 1 Emergency powers to rule by decree for six months 1o cleartip the current crisis Parliament would take a vacation in the in terim V 2 Authority to revise the con Charles Vestal 27 Center ville and Wayne William Bien 40 Des Moines New Contract Averts Telegraph Strike WASHINGTON UP A nation wide telegraph strike has been averted by agreement in princi ple on a new contract between Western Union and the Commer cial Telegraphers Union The twoyear agreement still must be drawn up formally and ratified by the union It calls for a sixcent hourly wage increase effective June 1 plus an addition al five cents an hour effective Sept 1 Workers involved now average an hour In addi tion Western Union agreed to set up a fund equivalent to a three cents an hour wage increase for the correction of inequities 15 VICTIMS ST PAUL UPI Minnesota finished the Memorial Day week end with 15 persons dead in acci dents Four persons drowned for detecting any viola ions once an agreement to halt now although the Soviet Union esting is ratified There is no such agreement stitution to give a stronger execu tive based on the American sys tem ratherthan the parade of weak regimes which have been at the mercy of the Assembly 3 Constitutional reforms to re organize the relation between France and heroverseas terri iories Both constitutional r e f p r m s would be submitted directly to the people for approval rather than to the Assembly first De even made a start Now as al ways since Communism took over 40 years ago and long before the only consideration has been Will educating this boy or girl oper ate to the benefit of the state The welfare of the youngster is totally ignored There isnt even a slight recognition of human dignity which is central in our way of life While there is a regrettable dis parity in the educational facilities and the teaching competence be tween different staler and 1o a diminishing degree between CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Ford Chrysler Contracts Run Out DETROIT car mak ers and the United Auto Workers GOP state vice chairman TO TOUR IOWA AMES group of 85 North Carolina bankers and farirt leaders will begin a fourday tour of fowa farms and agricultural marketing processing and re held an angry wake Monday overjsearch facilities June 23 their dead contracts Deadlocked bargaining talks with the union were broken off at midnight at Ford and Chrys ler just as they were three nights ago at General Motors The com panies and the union blamed each other for the unprecedented situation For the first time in more than 17 years UAW members are working at the Big Three without contracts SAME CRASH SCENE Policeman Dave Fol 1ett questions Duane Ray Sonquist 22 Garner driver of the car which slammed into a utility pole at 12th NE andCaro lina Sonquist was slightly injured and a passenger Alfred Ronald Engster 20 also of Garner VPS hospitalized as a re sult of the accident Story on Page 2 announced earlier this year that twas stopping tests and the United States and Britain nave been considering a moratorium The President in a letter to Khrushchev May24 suggested that both sides send scientific ex perts to Geneva in three weeks to work out the detection system He proposed including British French and probably other scien tists along with three topflight American physicists Khrushchev replied that he was agreeable to the proposed start ing time According to official informants he also raised the question of including Polish and Czech scientists and possibly hav ing men also from neutral coun tries such as India He called for a final report in about a rather than two the opening date of the technical sessions US officials said the Khrush chev proposition seemed to raise no difficult barriers to getting the talks under way in middle or late June Khruschev did say he would like the meeting held in Moscow but pending a further study of this point officials here thought the President probably would stick to his proposal of Geneva as a neutral meeting place Iowa Mercury Due to Climb Iowas temperatures are due to take a swing upward in the next few days with a warming trend forecast by the Weather Bureau A high pressure system kept the mercury down across the state Sunday as highs ranged from 61 at Waterloo to 72 at Lamoni Cloudiness blanketed much of Iowa Monday Lows ranged from 49 at Mason City and Spencer to 60 at OUumwa Highs Tuesday will range from the 70s in northern sections to the low 80s in the south Scattered thunclershower activity is expect Gaulle did not spell out the con stitutional changes he plans say ing this would be done in a bill to be submitted soon IN ALGERIA meanwhile signs of sharp disappointment withthe newly invested governmeatof De Gaulle increased in this insurgent capital From the streets of Al giers to the back offices of Gov ernment House people were talk ing and acting almost as if they had been doublecrossed After 20 days of pressure ap plied mainly through mass street demonstrations throughout the country the insurgents reached their declared goal A Paris gov ernment headed by De Gaulle But instead of the expected house cleaning in Paris De Gaulle reached back into the roundly condemned rule of par ties for the stalwarts of his nevr Cabinet The same old political hacks said one disgusted European set tler here A particularly bitter pill wai the cabinet post given the out oing premier Pierre Pflimlin His effigy has been dragged through the streets of Algiers oa a rope ed along Tuesday the western border House Approves Wage Boost Bill WASHINGTON W The House Monday unanimously voted retro active 10 per cent pay raises for a million classified federal em ployes at an estimated annual cost of 542 million dollars It sent back to the Senate by voice vote a bill giving civil serv ice workers the same size pay hike recently voted for 530000 postal employes As in the case of the postal raises the civil serv ice workers increases would retroactive to last January In addition to the classified civil service the raise applies to em ployes in the foreign service the Veterans Administration Depart ment of Medicine and Surgery and the legislative and judicial branches t   

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