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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Ih MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 97 The Newspaper That Makes All North I o wans Neighbors frtu UnUcd Full Wire MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 23 7C Copy HOME EDITION ConiUl of Fivo tectlomA B C lit Legislature Acts Fast on Money Bills 25 Fliers bracious Losers They Were Left Out in Selection of 7 Spacemen By WARREN ROGERS JR York Herald News Service WASHINGTON This is the story of a loser in the race to be the first man in space All America and much of the world must know by now the story of the seven military test pilots named April 9 and the harrowing phys ical and psychological tests which led to their selection as the first U S The select seven are in the process of moving their families to Langley Air Force Base Va There for the next two years they will train for the first U S effort to send a man into orbit But what of the other 25 mil itary test pilots who volun teered won acceptance as semifinalists and underwent the tests What kind of men are they What makes them tick How do they feel about not hav ing been chosen ABSOLUTELY NO Sour said one of them I am only grateful for the chance to meet the fine men who took part and kind of proud that I was considered one of Lets call this man Air Force Capt X He is 35 the father of a boy and girl not yet old enough for school 5foot7p 143 pounds a midwesterner with a college degree in aeronautical engineering He has flying FIRST ICBM CONE RECOVERED The nose cone of a ThorAble missile first to be recovered after a AP Photo fox a Lust uc i etu vcieu ai Ler ct on the surface still attached to the cone kept it from trip into space and reentry into the earths sinking At right the pleased crew of the recovery atmOSDhere earlier this month is lifted fvnm thft shin stanHs mmmr HIP rnno nffpr Hwaa nrnnnrnH fn atmosphere earlier this month is lifted from the South Atlantic near Acension Island The inflated bag ship stands around the cone after it was prepared to be returned to Cape Canaveral for inspection PSls in World and jets for 69 combat hours in Korea Capt Xs attitude toward Project as it is called was one of unqualified enthusiasm He had no qualms such as those voiced by one of the military test pilots who was approached and declined to vol unteer In all 69 were called 56 volunteered 32 were tested and seven were chosen ONE OF THE 13 nonvolun teers said he was so far along in rank that two years would be Tear Gas Quells Riot at Prison CONCORD Mass WJ Five desperate inmates of the Con cord Reformatory held 15 hos tages for four hours Wednesda night until a wave of state troop ers ended their bid for freedom wHth tear gas and acetylen torches One of the quintet idenlifiec as kidnaper Charles Bull Mar lin 36 held a smuggled gun to the head of a hostage while de manding We want THIS WAS an at tempt pure and said Edward S Grennan superin tendent of the reformatory a career detour and besides he wouldnt like it if a junior rank beat him to the first space ride But Capt X said I was quite disappointed when they did not pick me I felt it was just right for me Would I trj again Capt X felt scorched a little in the blaze of publicity Two things burned me up a he said One of them was what I read about the 25 men who didnt make it having The other was that stuff about the tests being con ducted in a torture which housed only youthful of fenders but now is used for long term adult prisoners Grennan said the leaders of the revolt called him twice by telephone from their temporary stronghold demanding to get out Instead Grennan called in State Police to storm the wing where the rebels were holding the hostages Authorities said that about 50 other prisoners milled about free of their cells during the up rising but took no active part in BUMPING COLONEL Relieved of Command TOKYO UP1 The U S Air Force announced Thursday it has reprimanded Lt Col Charles H Platt Jr and relieved him of his command for his part in bumping seven enlisted men en route to the United States on emergency leave last month Platt 49 of Brooklyn N was relieved of his post commander of the Air Terminal Squadron at Tachikawa Air Base and made to forfeit onehalf months salary Tht Air Force said Platt was being transferred The enlisted men sard Platt ordered them bumped from the plane so he and his wife and their four children could leave for a Hawaiian vacation They said they pleaded with him but that he turned away and ordered thismiiwt off the aircraft The evidence does not legations that Lt Platt took any action to emergency leave passen the Air Force said But it He contributed to the confusion which caused the administrative error and led to the impression that he had caused the bumping of emer gency leave Five of the enlisted men were put back aboard the plane by Lt Gen Robert W Burns top U S commander in Japan who ordered the craft to return after it was 30 minutes out on a flight to Honolulu with colonel and his family Two other men had left the airport it The National Aeronautics and The five inmates held the hos guards and two civili four hours before sur endering meekly their eyes swollen by tear gas THEIR CHANCES of getting Upper Iowa to Proceed With Dorm FAYETTE President Eu gene E Garbee announced here Thursday that funds were avail able to begin construction of a new 72room mens dormitory on the Upper Iowa University campus When completed the dormi tory will house 216 students with additional apartments one for the resident male counselor Space chose Administration which rlu the of out from the start were nil Lt er o tions were considered 1 never negotiate with any best of the best As to the test the lithe and Wiry Capt X had this lo say 7 JIJ uiuei mat uiub may ne iaK jonc we were here to get them en before July 4 The buildin I ENJOYED THEM and restore jis to be completed and ready for use by Sept 1 Dr and one for the house mother THE PROJECT is scheduled lo get under way immediately The firm of Toenges and Slen son architects and engineers of Waterloo has completed pre liminary plans and work is now being speeded on the final plans in order that bids may be tak Violence Continues at Plant HENDERSON tffi Po lice and state troopers out numbering pickets escorted full shift of workers to thei jobs at the HarrietHenderso Cotton Mills Thursday after an other outbreak of violence The quiet scene contrastec sharply with Wednesday nigh when secondshift workers me Senate Fails to Ag ree Redistrict Issue in Air LES MOINES WVRepublican and Democratic floor leaders of the Iowa House and Senate launched a new effort Thursday o compromise on stalemated legislative reapporlionment The four leaders met at lunch to figure out what to try next in tlie struggle to pass some plan this session Senate Majority Floor Leader Jack Schroeder RDavenport said the four would try to win now out the areas on which all parties are pretty will agreed in the various plans that have been presented thus far HE SAID THE problem then probably would be turned over to another bipartisan commit tee of the two houses to work out a compromise based on the agreed upon points Action of he Senate Wednes day in which it killed the Shaff Stanley plan of reapportionmenl bounced the problem back to the House for action on the Senate passed Stuart plan In actuality the House has SEN DUANE DEWEL Pressures Mason City Mostly cloudy and colder Thursday night with scattered light showers lows 3032 Partly cloudy and cold er Friday 40s highs in the mid owa Mostly cioudy Thursday night colder northwest with scattered light showers ex treme north lows 32 north west to 45 southeast Consid erable cloudiness and colder Friday highs 45 north to near 60 south Further outlook Saturday partly cloudy and continued quite cool small arms fire homemade flares and firecrackers About 250 pickets ignored steady drizzle at the companys wo plants to jeer and shout de iance at the departing work ers One picket was struck in he arm by a 38 caliber bullet Officers said he received first id treatment at a hospital and vas released An unidentified woman re ortedly suffered a sljght head wound from a shot or a steel pellet hurled from a slingshot An officer said she was treated at the South Henderson plant dispensary There were a few minor in cidents reported during the night little choice except either to ac cept the Stuart plan as passed by the Senate or to insist on the plan the House passed previous ly This was a plan proposed by Rep David Stanley RMusca The Senate first turned down an amendment offered by Sen David 0 Shaff R The vote was 2723 witji crats joining 11 in defeating the Then the Housepassed Stan ey plan was rejected THE SHAFF amendment was attached to the Stanley plan vhich was a compromise pro osal for a reapporlionment bill ntroduced by Sen W C Stuart RChariton and passed recent y by the Senate The ShaffStanley plan would lave provided for a 60 member Senate based on population and 99 member House apportioned ccording to area or one rep Record Budget Certain Near Close of Session DES MOINES OR The Iowa Legislature harassed by a stale mate over apportionment was able to see daylight Thursday oa disposing of its major appropria tions bills which will mount up to a record state budget Only the bill for construction of new buildings at various state institutions has been signed into law However the lawmakers are past the halfway mark on other appropriations measures total ing around million a year for major operating phases of state government during the next biennium That means they have gone through one house and final action is in sight THE HOUSE took another step toward winding up the ses sion when it passed and sent to the Senate a bill which gives tho State Board of Control 520 a year in operating funds This is about 25 per cent more than its current funds Only agreement on amend ments was needed to get a oil for about a year in state school nids out of the way It has been passed by both branches The House has passed the a year appropriations bill for State Board of Regents insti tutions and this is pending in the Senate The House Thursday approved assure that such labor groupsllOO1 a hilt Approve Bill of Rights WASHINGTON 47 6 victory in adding a major provision to the Kennedy labor bill strengthened Thursday the drive of senators seeking fur ther restriction on the power of union leaders By the onevole margin the Senate wrote into the bill a re quirement that union constitu tions and bylaws must contain a scries of provisions designed to assure the rights of individual members It sets up criminal penalties for any union leader violating those rights The Senate took up Thursday an amendment by Sen Barry Goldwatcr RAriz designed to as Teamsters Union conference are covered by provisions of the bill The amendment adopted Wed nesday was sponsored by Sen John L McClcllan who called it a bill of rights for la bor Among other things it vould guarantee union members reedom of speech and equal voting rights and require mem bership approval of any dues in crease The vole on the amendment was a setback for Sen John F Kennedy who has argued from the start that any major floor change in his meas Department of cial WelfareBefore passage the House wrote into the meas ure a to estab lish a program of aid to the per manenlly and totally a new venture for Iowa although 15 other stales now provide this aid The Senate put its okay on a measure giving a year for the operation of some ther state departments ALL OF THE major spending ills call for appropriations well rescntative per county jure would endanger its chances rt I Wji i rU The Stanley bill as passed by IB House called for a Senate of 0 members based on popula tion and a House of 99 selecled by area The original Sluarl plan had the Senate based on area with 53 members and the Mouse apportioned to popula lion with about 15 members Two persons were arrested Only Tuesday the House de and charged with illegal dis charge of firearms and carry ing concealed weapons Showers Colder on Tap for Most of Iowa Friday cided the Senate should make the first move to break the re apportionment stalemate SENATE MAJORITY Leader Jack Schroeder RDavenport then ordered the issue brought up Wednesday morning of getting through Congress Possible Plot to Assassinate Castro Revealed NEW YORK Iffi Aides told police Thursday of a possible plot to assassinate Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro while he is in the United States now in New York The aides said they told the police the plot might be put into bove those of two years ago There is some variation be tween what was recommended in the Governors budget and amounts going through the Leg islature but between the two there may not be a lot of differ ence in the final figures For example in the Board of Control bill the House sent to the Senate the appropriations were slightly above the Gover nors proposals with the varia tions measured only in thous ands of dollars The bill allots these annual amounts for the four state men Castro is tal health institutes Cherokee Clarinda Minnesota Cloudy locallv cold T t 4 Iowas latest brief YEAR AGO rriv i IJC LUJIJL course nobody would do it forj The troopers drove the malfor use Dy ge kicks but we all had strong mojcontents from the first to third Garbee stated tivations Its mostly in the prison like soldiers The total cost of the dormi Waximum found the treadmill pill boxes They with all furnishings and Minimum the steppingupanddown steel doors with is estimated at S450 a little wearing but I guess Im torches and finally pushed and funds are now at hand torv zinita BGraf Hal1whicl1 not the athletic type The 130delabels into an area from whichito complete the project is al thc grce heat was a little could be neither escape vvcuntsuay inuinmg mi pim nngm uu JJUL inio Shaff who was accused Tueslffcct by five brothers riding er Highs Friday 30s lo 50s GlobeGazette weather date up to 8 Thursday Maximum 62 Minimum 40 At 8 50 day by Sen Duane Dewel R Algona of trying to ram his plan down the Senates spell ofjsaid Wednesday his amendrolet with Florida JI 1 1 i jus amend spnng weather was due lo end ment was not a result of any po in a dirty gray Cadillac wilh Michigan plates and a sixth man driving a 1947 black Chev Friday with lower temperatures and showers Meanwhile t h afternoon temperatures slightly higher than those of Wednesday Top readings Wed nesday ranged from 62 degrees at Mason City to 52 at Spencer litical reasons but to give Iowa Police headquarters trans mitted the report to every pre representative government cinct in the city and directed all were He said his plah for reap portionmenl follows traditions originally set out in the Iowa Constitution During Wednesdays sharp debate Dewel charged that the n ir ucwtj guu llldL UIU Waterluwa Farm Bureau was cxert ing what he termed unholy on members of the Ioo and Sioux City fortable and sticking your feet nor retreat THE DORMITORY will in ice water hurt a little but Surrenders were accepted onlyiDuilt on University property what the heck jcampus be The building is which Thursday mornings on mcmbers of the of to adopt the ShaffStan enport Council Bluffs Mason ipv N jafter thc prisoners stripped He was asked two other quesinakcd Then thcy were marched i i it t f n tions also put to the astronauts What motivated you to volun teer And what did your wife say Oh my wife said thats nice or something like that when I told her about volunteer he said She leaves my professional life to me My motivation basically was that this is something new Id like to take part Certainly it is not any suicide Therell be a small element of risk as in flying any new plane but Im sure everything will be checked out It should he a lead pipe cinch for the first man in to secure quarters Church at the northside of the campus This will complement the location of the girls dormifirst two floors to be three stories high fireproof and of just west of the Methodist brick and aluminum construc lion The slope of the land per mits groundlevel access to the City and Waterloo Friday morn ings temperatures will be from 38 in the north to 45 in the south the Weather Bureau said The outlook is for colder ixveather on Saturday THE FARM BUREAU dur ing the weeks of debate on the edislricling issue has strongly backed both plans offered by was Shaff while using a bull Des Moines Woman Dies of Injuries DES MOINES Ber members of the police force to be on the lookout for such cars Hundreds of patrolmen and de leclives already are protecting Castro during his stay here There was no immediate indica tion whether more were being assigned to the guard Information on the alleged as sassination plot was relayed t ew York police from Havana ACCIDENT VICTIM COLFAX W James S Lew NEW MENS DORMITORY AT UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY Shaff and Stanley On alleged pressures by the bureau Dewel asserted Its wrong its a shame and I dont anything like it since 1947 when the labor unions did the same thing on the right to work nard Roszell 40 Des died Wednesday of injuries re1 Dewel said the Shaff amcnd ceived in an auto accident at anjmenl will destroy the Senate intersection here April 6 You must have area repre sentation in the deliberate body FORMULA FOR SUCCESS If not you leave both houses to the whim of the He said he was alarmed about the proposition because I dont know how many coun ties will be in senatorial dis tricts 1ft years from dozer to clear away land for a new Colfax School Lewis was piling brush when a tree atop the pile fell on his head and broke his neck BOSBURY England Mr and Mrs S W Presly have a new baby They named him Evis Mrs Presley said He has a good of lungs Independence Mount Pleasant Also included are these annual appropriations Glenwood Stale School 300 Woodward State Hospital and School Annie Wittenmyer Home D a v port Marshalltown Soldiers Home Toledo Juvenile Home Ana mosa Reformatory Fort Madison Penitentiary Rockwell City Womens Reformatory Bldora Boys Training School Mitch ell ville Girls Training School Some Parts of Minnesota to Go on Fasttime ST PAUL Twin Cities metropolitan area and Duluth go on daylight saving time at 2 Sunday SAME DATElWI174 V Hennepin Ramsey Anbka Washington Scott and Carver bounties have already agreed o go on daylight time Dakota and Wright counties have stiU 0 act One more note of confusion he daylight time counties lavent agreed when theyll re turn to standard time The fa vored date is Sept 27 Bills are still pending in the Legislature which would allow counties bordering Wisconsin to adopt daylight time   

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