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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION Tht News pa per VOL 97 Associated Prcw ud United PTCM telenaHoBaJ Full That Makes All North MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY lowans Neighbors 7c Copy Consists rf Two One NO m A General Strike Has Precedent Sitdown at GM Plant Back In 1937 Recalled By LYLE C WILSON ro ster boss James R Hoffas threat to import a deadly Euro pean strike strategy which would straighten out the em ployers once and for all has some solid precedent in the U S labor movement Hoffa now denies he made any such threat of a general na tionwide strike of his Teamsters Union Such a strike would par alyze the U S economy Wheth er Hoffa made the threat can be left for determination under oath by the Senate rackets subcommittee If somebody is lying then somebody may go to jail for perjury THE GENERAL STRIKE a strangling strategy is well known in Europe It is as much a political as an economic weap on Moreover the general strike strategy frequently works Eur opean labor has tried them all Hoffas threat recalls that near ly 25 years have slipped by since the left wing of U S or ganized labor imported the sit AP Photofax NO MORE MONEY Wil liam Waltz Los Angeles wants no part of nearly waiting for him in Akron Ohio A relative left him that much and all to do is claim it but he wont I dont want their Waltz said Let them give it to a hospital or the Red Cross I keep trying to tell them that but the internal revenue peo ple wont let me give it down strike technique from France and stopped the great assembly lines of General Mo tors On Feb 11 1937 GM signed the agreement which ended a 44 day Flint sitdown From that agreement developed the Unitetd Automobile Workers of America organization in GM Sen Pat McNamara DMich in the Senate on the sitdowns 20th anniversary said Mr President 20 years ago there took place in Flint events which marked the launch ing of a new rights for the industrial From these strikes came recognition of UAW by General Motors THE COMMUNIST Party U S in its national publica tion The also com memorated the Flint sitdown in a nostalgic account of events in the first year of the second Roos evelt administration Organized labor was heavily infiltrated and in some instances led by Com munists at that time Wyndham Mortimer vice president of the struggling UAW was a Communist closely associ ated with Bob Travis UAW leader in Toledo Ohio Worker recalled in discussing the Flint sitdown Who were the people in1 the Flint the paper con tinued with initiative and lead ership They were mainly an active core that Mortimerand Travis had built up But it was people with a Socialist consci ousness and association with the Communist Party and the then leftist Socialist Parly of Mich igan who stood out in key post tions Rain Still on Menu for Iowa Threats of more turbulent weather put the damper Friday on Iowas preparations for the Memorial Day holiday period Sections of the stale were lashed with heavy rain small tornadoes and hail which began Thursday and continued into the night Another 24hour period of rain in Mason City produced nearly an inch and a half of moisture bringing the citys total for the month to a soggy KVs inches Other rainfall reports in cluded Charles City Marble Rock Clarion Norlhwood Dumont Kanawha and Sheffield During the early part of Thursday violent weather raced across the Spencer area in northwest Iowa and at least four funnel clouds were sighted lowans Set for Holiday Safety Patrol in Crackdown By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL lowans take to the highways and byways Friday to enjoy the first holiday weekend of the out door season and law enforce ment officials plan a satura tion crackdown to curb the usual Memorial Day traffic toll The full force of the Iowa Highway Patrol was ordered to patrol the highways under the new summerlong saturation crackdown ordered by Iowa Public Safety Commissioner Russell Brown This included putting the pa trolmen onto the highways on a single shift basisduring much of the weekend to get maximum enforcement All four highway patrol spotter planes were or dered into service SHERIFFS AND their depu ties also planned localized crackdowns on busy highways Brown concerned over the states mounting death toll an nounced a new fivepoint sat uration enforcement plan for the summer months 1 Ignoring tradition he refused to issue a prediction of the traf fic death toll over the twoday holiday on grounds it was use less and perhaps He argued that most drivers look on it as a price somebody else is going to have to pay for the Brown said POP BEAT THE STORK Proud papa Bill Houli han Peoria beat the stork ail hollow when it ar rived at the hospital with his twin sons Bill already was at the hospital recoveringfrom burns received in a race car fire So when Mrs H announced the AP Photofnx births attendants wheeled Bill into the maternity ward for this family shot The couple has five other children at home The new boys weighed in at 5 pounds9 ounces and G pounds9 ounces LEADERS RETURN TO GENEVA TOGETHER l Big 4 Open Secret Talks TOWARDS EVENING another siorrn crossed the same area and more tornado funnels were sighted in the eastern half of the state from Fairfield in the south through Vinton and Waukon in the northeast section High winds leveled barns and outbuildings but no injuries were reported In most places funnel clouds did not touch ground but t o r n a d i c winds caused extensive damage to barns in the Spencer area and around Ruthven One funnel cloud was seen at Urbana 10 miles northeast of Vinton and the roof was blown off the Methodist Church in that town High winds toppled trees on top of cars and did considerable damage to homes at Vinton if thats true then all a predic tion does is make many of us feel a little bit more cozy and selfsatisfied in our illusions of personal Gov Herschel C Loveless called on Iowa mayors and lo cal law enforcement officials to give all possible assistance to the 1959 slowdownandlive traffic safety program WHILE THE RUSH to lakes and parks occupied many lowans others paused to pay tribute to the nations war dead A parade and a memorial service wfere scheduled in Des Moines Saturday with former Gov Leo A Hoegh now di rector of civil and defense mo parade imarshal and principal speaker The parade was scheduled to begin at 10 in downtown Des Moines and end at Veterans GENEVA W The Big Four foreign ministers announced Friday after a transAtlantic sky conference that they had a useful exchange of views on their overnight flight from Washington They agreed to start imme diately the final round of their Geneva tulks on German prob lems the Berlin crisis and the prospects for a summit confer ence at the villa of British For eign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd The U S Air Force plane car rying Secretary of Slate Chrisj tian A Herter Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Foreign Secretary Lloyd anc Frances Maurice Couve de Murville landed at Cointrin Air port here THE OUR ministers were In a jovial mood Herter was first off the plane Gromyko follow ing Assistant Secretary of State Andrew H Hording who had ridden in an accompanying air craft issued a statement on be half of the four The four foreign ministers had an opportunity on the craft of reviewing the progrcs of the Geneva conference an to discuss certain details of thei respective positions All agree that their exchange of views ha been most Bcrdihg supplied some detail of the conference in the cloud after talking briefly wifh Hei ler The four ministers took ol from Washington in midafter noon For the first hour they chatted informally and read Memorial Auditorium in lime for a memorial service at 11 Ceremonies also were sched uled at Iowas only national cemetery at Gov Love less Lt Gov Edward McMan us State American Legion Com mander Dale Baird and other veterans officials planned to at tend the afternoon ceremonies at Litlle Arlington cemetery Mason City Variable cloudiness through Saturday chance of occasional showers and Ihun WHILE THE major leaders at Fisher a GM plant were Communists the group that Jed the sitdown at the Chevrolet plant Flint were mainly Social ists Later the three Reuther brothers then Socialists came to Flint to join Mortimer and the ether Communists in the lead Walter P Reulher now is No 2 man in the AFLCIO So that is the Communist ver sion of the 1937 importation of the sildown strike The sitdown was a device by which employes quit work but remained in the plants day and night resisting eviction This was a deadly effective device especially when courts and Michigans Gov Frank Murphy rejected company pleas that their properties were being seized and occupied illegally UAWs own account of the sit down background was this The 1936 sildowns began in France Leon Blum Frances Franklin D Roosevelt was pre mier Reform was in the The cemetery established in 11861 is he final resling place SHERIFF ORVILLE Lee Keofor some men who served said the cloud was sauqua sighted between Douds and Lib ertyville southwest of Fairfield and headed toward Mount Pleas ant where damage was confined mostly to trees utilities lines and small More than two inches of rain fell across southern Iowa and some sections reported heavy hail their country in battle from the Mexican War to the Korean War FATAL BLAST TOKYO ft An explosion in a fire works plant 120 miles west of Tokyo Friday killed 2 persons and injured 143 others 13 seriously And 17 persons are missing Prospect Dim for Quiet Steel Pact NEW YORK UPI The steel industry and the United Avery C Adams chairman and president of Jones Laughlin Sreel said the Steelworkers Union have vir tually ended any hopes of reaching a peaceful contract is bargaining in good faith settlement Thursday in Washington SAMS IAFKTT riGUBES USW President David J Mc Donald admitted that joint contract talks which began May 11 had resulted in no progress THE UNION CHIEF ac cused the industry of not bar gaining in good faith and threatened to file charges against the companies with the National Labor Relations Board William T Caplcs a vice president of Inland Steel We have made our proposal and we will stand by it because it is in the best interest of the entire economy of the United TOP STEEL leaders here for the 67th meeting of the American Iron Steel Insti tute emphasized the industrys determination to resist any wage increase this year They made it plain they were pre pared to go down lo the wire with the proposed one year wage freeze The union has demanded a said later that McDonald wage increase ways accuses the industry of not bargaining in good faith when we refuse to him what reduced hours of work and complete company financing of insurance nospilalization and medical plant derstorms Friday night No important temperature change High Saturday 7578 Low Friday night 5356 Iowa Variable cloudiness with scattered showers and occa sional thunderstorms south east Friday night arid Satur day Cooler east Friday lows 5258 Little tcmperalurej change Saturday highs 707 north 7580 south Further ou look Sunday partly cloud little temperature change chance of scattered showers Minnesota Partly cloudy a li tie warmer Saturday High Saturday 6272 FiveDay Iowa Temperature will average 6 lo 8 degrees be low normal Saturday throug next Wednesday Nor ma highs arc 76 north to 79 south Normal lows are 53 north I 56 south Only minor dail temperature changes are ex peeled Rainfall will avcrag 50 lo 60 of an inch in inler mitlent showers and thunder storms during the period GlobeGazelle wealher dala up to 8 Friday Maximum 72 Minimum 58 At 8 62 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 47 Mail Carrier Dies in Dickens Crash DICKENS ff A rural mail carrier was killed late Thursday in a crash two cars at a gravel road intersection cast of here Dead was Harold Toland 63 Dickens Authorities said his car and one driven by Robert Picrson 30 Gillette Grove came together at an intersec tion obscured by trees Pierson his and two children es caped with minor cuts and bruises Widow Gets Bulk of Estate Left by John Foster Dulles NEW YORK WiJohn Foster Dulles has left the bulk of his cs tale to his widow in his will filed Thursday in Surrogates Court The former secretary of state who died of cancer May 24 made specific bequests of more Lhan a quarter of a million dol lars However associates said ii was too early to attempt an es timale of his total eslale Under Ihe will Ihe estate even tually goes to two of the ihrce Dulles children Dulles Jesuit son the Rev Avery Dulles was left only But the will emphasized that this was not because of lack of affection for him but be cause special circumstances in his case make further provision seem inappropriate and unneces A number of and bequests were made to various schools institutions and semi naries Stores Closed on Saturday Mason City will a quiet Memorial Day with stores and offices closed in observance of the holiday The Alason City Veterans Memorial Assn is sponsoring a memorial program in Elmwood Ceme tery Tom Senncff will be the speaker Decora lion of the mon uments in Central Park is sched uled for by the auxil iaries On the Inside General News North Iowa Features Society Local News Clear Lake News Sports News Cub Gazette Latest Markets Pifle 2 newspapers and magazines and Ihe like Then they organized a about as nVuch secrecy as they will ever and talked about conference is sues for an hour and a half A RUSSIAN adviser and ev eral American officials were seated near the conferring group of ministers In addition to the time they spent in discussion Ttuirsdaj night including the formally or ganized talk the Big Four talked over EaslWesf problems or abotil an hour Friday morn ng before Ihcy reached Geneva Various accounts indicated hat altogether the four spent ix or seven hours in conversa ion either organized or casual THE BIG four engined air six minutes head of estimated arrival time n the 17hour flight from Wash nglon The minislers took off hursday for their sky session ftcr conferring with Presidenl Msonhowcr Wednesday all al ended funeral services for for ncr Secretary of State John osier Dulles Anolher plane carrying Mrs lerler and advisers to the scc etary of state landed seven linulcs ahead of thai carrying ic four foreign policy chiefs As their minimum price Cor a summit conference Ihe Rocket Right on Monkeys on Way Home SAN JUAN Puerto Rico nose cone of the rocket that successfully carried two monkeys 300 miles into space landed only five miles from the recovery ship Kiowa it was disclosed Friday Lt Joseph Guion 33 of Me Keesporl commanding offi cer of the Kiowa made the dis closure when the vessel reached here Friday morning The nose cone and the monkeys were be ing transferred to a Air Force C118 for a flight to Wash ington Guion said the projectile was clearly a largo shooting it was de scending It remained visible until it disappeared at a point 20 degrees above the horizon HE SAID THAT about a min utc after the nose cone hit the water a blinking white identifi cation light attached to it be gan flashing This helped the Kiowa to close on the area swiftly The actual recovery opera tions were hampered somewhat by choppy seas and took about 10 minutes Lt R E Foy Phoenix directed the groupof four frog men who made the actual re covery of the nose cone with the monkeys inside Foy and three enlisted men paddled in a rubber raft from the Kiowa to the nose cone They attached a line to the cone and it was safely hauled aboard FOY SAID several sharks circled us during the operation but their shark repellent was effective and there were no mis haps Maj Gerald A Champlain of the Redstone Arsenal commanding officer of the op eration said the two monkeys Mle and caUng and happy He said tha monkeys coridition was excel lent Military authorities cut off re porters questions about MONKEY ABLE and refused to let 3 were reported pressing Gromyko for Soviet 47 MO 12 U agreement to lift the threat to West Berlin In return the Allies reportedly are offering to take steps to improve he atmos phere in Berlin from the Soviet a halt to ianti Soviet intelligence and North low H propagnnda activity from West TV Schedule Pullout Section Berlin AP Phoiofax Army jacket is Marshall Wooldridge Bclhesda who hated ARMYBOUND MIDDIES For the first lime six Navy midshipmen includ ing an admirals head for Army Helping him left to right are James duty immediately after graduation at m Annapolis next week In the past some Middies were allowed to enter only the Keefe Baltimore John Rourke Springfield Michael Cronin Red Bank N Air or Marines Trying on an and Arthur Emerson Coke Va newsmen see the animals At Cape Canaveral sci entists said it appeared there was remarkably litlle change during the firsl 14 minutes of This was up to the criti cal point of atmospheric re entry It was believed that the 300 mile altitude was not great enough for radiation to have any appreciable effect upon the j monkeys They were chosen and prepared for specific scientific assignments which included gauging reactions lo accelera tion deceleration vibralion ro tation rocket noise and weight less conditions Electrocuted While Mowing His Lawn YARMOUTH Tomlinsdn 16 was electrocuted Thursday while mowing a yard with an electric lawnmower Coroner David Wallen of Des Moines County said she appar ently became entangled in the wiring and touched a bare spot in the cord Bulletin IOWA person was killed and two injured Friday afternoon in a fiery gas truckcar accident on Highway 65 six miles north of here The victims were not immediately identified but were riding in a cer bear ing Tennessee license   

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