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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited toe LOBE ETTE HOME EDITION VOL 97 Associated PTWM raB LMM Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors4 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 13 IfSf CowOThta rf ttl To Honor Old Flag Last Time 48Star Banner to Be Retired After 47 Years By RICHARD SPONG Editorial Burtau WASHINGTON The United States pays homage to a 48 starred flag for the last Flag Day this Sun day When I think of the flag I see alternate strips sic of parchment upon which are writ ten the rights of liberty and jus tice and stripes of blood to vindicate those rights and then in the corner a prediction of the blue serene into which every nation may swim which stands for these great row Wilson May 17 1915 INFORMALLY natioiJ on Sunday says goodbye to the standard it has known longest since Arizona was admitted as a state in flag which has led its forces into two world wars and the bloody hostilities in Korea The 48starred em blem will be superseded on July 4 by a recognizing Alaska as the 49th state And the life of that new standard in evitably will be brief on July 4 1960 it will be replaced by a flag with a 50th field or canton of blue Display of the new flag would be improper before Independ ence but after that day the 48starred emblems will not be discarded The White House an nounced Jam 3 that with lim ited exceptions agencies of the federal government will con tinue to display the 48star flag so long as it is still in good con THE ORIGIN tiw flag sigh islostih mythand legend Historians today give no cre dence to the pleasant story that Betsy Ross made the first flag from1 a pencil sketch given her by George Washingon And the similarity between Old Glory and Washingtons coat of arms is dismissed as coincidence albeit an appropriate one On only two or perhaps three es tablished occasions was a form of the Stars and Stripes car ried into battle by Revolution ary troops The Second Continental Con HEAVENS TO BETSY It would ap pear that these two1 Mrs America candi dates are trading a choice bit of gossip but actually theyre complimenting each other on their taste in dresses Mrs Nebraska Everett Roush AP Phototax braska left and Mrs Donald Carrier ofMaine showed up at the contest fi nals at Fort Lauderdale and found they each had purchased the same style and patterned dress in their home cities identical prices grass at Philadelphia on June 14 1777 adopted a resolution of fered by its Marine Committee Resolved that the flag of the United States be 13 stripes al ternate red and white that the union be 13 stars white in a blue field representing a new It is that his toric resolve we commemorate on Flag Day As time went on the admis sion of new states burdened the emblem with stripes So Con gress ordered that after July 4 1818 the flag should have 13 stripes symbolizing the 13 ori ginal states that the union have 20 stars and that whenever a new state was admitted a new star should be added to the union on the Independence Day following admission HAWAII IN of enacting legislation cannot be come a state until it has ap proved certain statehood condi tions laid down by Congress and until it has elected a governor lieu tenant governor state legis lature two U S senators and one U S representative Eager to see the dream of statehood achieved the territory has set June 27 as the date of the primary election with the general election slated for the following day As soon there after as President Eisenhower receives certification of the elec tion results he is empowered by Congress to proclaim state hood and issue a new flag de sign The 49star flag has a field bearing seven rows of seven stars each with alternate rows indented Contrary to a popu lar misconception no star in Old Glory is officially identified with any state nor are the colors symbolic In the Great Seal of the United States how ever white stands for purity and innocence red for hardi ness and valor blue or vigi lance perseverance and justice SHIPS TIED UP ROME least 40 Italian ships were Idled in pdHs around he world Saturday by a yea aieni strike now in iu fifth day Some Solons Rap Cut in Air Defense The ad master for air defenses has inet with little enthusiasm among some senators who have been critical of defense The plan outlined by Secre tary of Defense Neil H McElroy involves a shift in em phasis from defense against manned bombers to defense against the oceanspanning mis siles of the future IT WOULD CUT beck for the rival antiaircraft mis siles of the Army and Air Force the NikeHercules and the Bo marc It would add funds to the Armys Nike Zeus program aimed at eventual development of missiles to knock down ene my intercontinental missiles Sen Richard B Russell D Ga gave general approval He is chairman of the Armed Serv ices Committee which prodded Pentagon officials into defining the new strategy Russell estimated about billion dollars would be saved by the NikeHercules and Bom arc cutbacks BUT SEN HENRY M Jack son a frequent critic of administration defense poli cies called the new plan ridicu lous and a continuation on a re duced basis of the previous mas ter compromise of the Joint Chiefs of Sen Stuart Symington DMo engaged in long debate with Secretary McElroy in the closed door session of the committee gram as well as what parts of it could be disclosed without en dangering national to 90 at Burlington Mason City Mostly fair with s 6 irve cUmdines 50s Warm er Sunday high middle 80s Mostlyfair through Sun day Warmer west and north Saturday night and entire state Sunday Lows Sautrday night 55east to 65 wejt Highs Sunday 82 east to 92 west Further outlook Sunday night and Monday partly clou dy and warm with widely scat thunderstorms and in afternoon and t e r e d showers night Minnesota not so cool Highs Sunday in 80s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 78 46 59 Iowa Promised Perfect Weekend Jowans can look forward to a second consecutive weekend of pleasant weather the Weather Jureau assured Saturday Skies will be generally fair Sunday although some rain might enter the state Sunday night It was chilly at some places in he state Saturday morning emperatures dropped into he upper 40s and 50s Mason City lad a low of 46 and the mini He talked about the new promums ranged up to 58 at Daven port Fridays highest temper lures were from 78 at Mason Beer Turned Mate Into Wife Beater TALLAHASSEE Fla wife of Wiliia m Q qUin gswor tl tearfully told a white male jury Saturday her husbandwas ho responsible for his actions the night he and three companions allegedly attacked a Negro coed Mrs Pearlie CoHirigsworlh a small thinfaced brownhaired women took the stand to testify in support of a defense claim that Collinsworlh was mentally incapable of distinguishingbe tween right andwrong when he had been drinking ON TRIAL WITH Collinsworth are David E Beagles Ollie Stoutamire and Patrick Scar borough Mrs Collinsworth wrung her hands nervously between sobs When he is sober you could not ask for a better husband He was a good provider for me and the two she said But when he had even one jeer he couldnt stop and he didnt seem like the same man He would beat me and he didnt eem to remember what he was with a handkerchief and buried head in his hands tarted after testimony of two here was a shotgun and switch blade knife in their car POWER TO STRIKE GIVEN New Trouble in Steel Talks NEW YORK UP1 The steel wage talks already dead locked on contract issues faces new trouble where and how the negotiators should meet The United Steelworkers International Wage Policy Coni inittee Saturday gave union officers the power to strike if necessary to back up the unions contract demands The old contract expires in two weeks The union admitting it has made no progress in joint talks between fourman teams has called its full negotiating committees for each of the 12 steel companies to NTcw York to start separate talks with the companies on Tuesday The companies however served notice they will not at tend separate meetings The companies said they have delegated the authority to negotiate a new contract to their fourman team and that this group will be at the Hotel Roosevelt Tuesday to meet with any representatives the union sends The union said it will have its negotiators in 12 separate rooms in the same hotel and is expecting authorized and competent officials of each of the companies to show up Before rejecting separate talks the industry Friday sug gested that the union either call all of its 435 negotiators into a single room or stagger the 12 meetings so its team could at tend each one The union turned down the first idea and said if the com panies want to stagger the meeting times of the 12 session they will have to contact each union committee and set up their own At a fiery meeting Friday the unions 171man wage policy committee blamed the complete deadlock on the indus trvs unrealistic and ridiculous contract stand The coin mittee warned that the industrys position was the paui 10 disaster and Shakeup in Cuba to Grow Dangerous Situation HAVANA cabi net ministers arc lacing replace the biggest govcrnmen shakcup since Premier Fide Castro came to power informal sources reported Saturday The sources said more head are likely to with two o perhaps more minister getting their walking papers Castro Friday replaced the ministers of state interior ag ricullure health and social wel fare THOUGH CASTRO described the reorganization as not 6 great observers here linked it with growing dis sension over his land reform program off a note handed him by United Slates Ambassador Phillip Bonsai con cerning the premiers contro versial land reforms The times are over whena call by the U S ambassador on the premier of a country was a source of he said CASTRO SAID the note would be answered by the Cuban De partment of Stale through proper diplomatic Bui he added the land reform is altogether a Cuban question to be decided by the exclusive privileges of national sovereign In Chicago Friday night for mer U S Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Bradcn called Castro a dictator with a Mes iianic an economic and a Communist Bradcn who has served as ambassador to Cuba Colombia and Argentina charged that astro was planning a takeover of Haiti and the Dominican Re The situation in the Carib COLLINSWORTH af 23 the eldest of the four while youths M on trial for their lives in the bean is the most dangerous I vc case became emotional as his ever seen he said wife and older brother leslified He wiped tears from his eyes OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD BRADLEY England The 26 members of the Bradley The Collinsworth defense and Deighlon prize band blasted nd thumped their way up the other defendants Beagles and main street Friday Then sud Scarborough that the Negro denly the thump was gone The oed submitted to them volun25 other members on invcsli arily They testified that no gating found that bass drum orce was applied although mer Ronnie Liversidgc unable o see ahead over his drum had alien into a manhole AP Photofax SCHOOLGIRL FOUND Susan Lawrence 14 is comforted by her parents in Detroit after she was found the suburb of Oak Park after a fourday allout search A high school fresh man who told her hate school it1 is a tor she was dirty and disheveled butshe appeared unharmed Police theorize she skipped school to avoid final tests and then was afraid to go home 400 Bilked of Millions m Uranium Detector Scheme SAN ANTONIO Tex men surrendered Friday night io face charges in connection with an uranium deal which may involve millions of dollars John Milton Addison 36 and Dan Nance 32 ended a search with their surrender They were oon freed on bonds of iach Asst Dist Ally Harold Hall aid documents seized in a aday holel suile indicated Ad dison and Nance had received money from 400 people in 18 states Hall said the two moved in he best circles dropping hints that theyhad a machine wliicl would make it profitable to op c r a te abandoned uranium mines He said they lot it be known that loans would be nec essary for their operations and never accepted less than Several investors expressed indignation over the indictments and arresls One was John Crow formerly an All America football player at Texas who played professional foot ball last season with the Chica go Cardinals Crow declined to say how much money he had invested but said heivas positiva he would get it back SAME Blmch mcin In tl Bar Group Honors Montezuma Attorney DES MOINES W McNeil Montezuma attorney is the 1959 winner of the Iowa Stale Bar Assns lop honor The award of merit a traditional goldplated sterling silver din ner presented to the former association president at the final session of the star bar convention Friday Geneva Outlook Gloomy Talks May Be Near End GENEVA American of icials said Saturday prospects appear dim for the Soviet Un on and the Western powers any agreement on Ber iaand Germany at the cur Big Four foreign ministers conference Advisers of Secretary of State Christian A Hcrter expectthe Soviets to launch a propaganda offensive blaming the West for ailure of the talks and mar shalling world pressure for a summit conference anyway There is a possibility the Western foreign ministers may seek a recess of their confer ence and leave the way open to get together again EISENHOW E R has made plain that he has no intention of meeting Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev unless the foreign ministers show enough progress to justify a heads of government confer ence With sessions of the foreign ministers recessed over the weekend the showdown is ex pected to come early next week The French reportedly share he gloom of the Americans ibout chances of success But he British cling to a hope that he Soviets might back down on demands the West get out of Berlin and seek an interim grecment to lift thecrisis sur ounding the divided city i BRITISH FOREIGN Secretary lelwyn Lloyd flew to London riday night to see Prime Min ster Harold Macmillan who has eon the loading advocate in the Vest for a summit conference 1 think we have got to be Lloyd told newsmen on rriving at London airport We ave got to be firm about essen als but nevertheless patient bout the Should Soviet Foreign Minister ndrci A Gromyko stand firm hen talks resume on Monday ic conference may break up by midweek Hcrter Lloyd and French For ign Minister Maurice Couve de lurville would prefer a recess ather than an adjournment if a reak became necessary They ould then reassemble some me in the future without ecd to set up a completely new meeting A recess for a definite me might be Several Changes Urged in Iowas Constitution DES MOINES strong drive is retting under way to induce lowans to vote for a constitutional convention in 1960 Advocates of legislative re apportionment d i s appointed by failure of the 1959 General Assembly to agree on a plan now look upon such a conven tion as the best way to achieve a fairer distribution of seats in the Legislature But students of government say there are several other changes that are needed in Iowas centuryold Constitu tion Robert Johnson executive assistant to Gov Herschel Loveless has taken the lead in forming a committee to co ordinate the convention cam paign Johnson said Saturday h o p t to announce the names of committee members soon THE GROUP will rela tively 15 mem bers Johnson wont be a member himself Neither will it include any legislators state office holders members of the Governors Action Com mittee on Reapportionment 01 persons likely to be political candidafes in 1960 As I see the function of the Johnson said it is to raise funds and prepare material for use by persons or groups favoring a constitu tional convention I do not feel that the com mittee should advocate any particular proposals for changes in the Constitution That should be left to the con vention The committee will haye a lot ofhelp from other organi zations interested in a consti tutional convention LOVELESS HAS a meeting of his reapportion ment committee for Wednes day to discuss possible action toward a convention The Iowa League of Women Voters has made a drive for a con vention its project for 1960 Johnson hopes his commit tee can serve as a clearing house for information and to coordinate the work of vari ous groups Getting I h e quesJJon of whether to hold a constitution al convention before the peo ple is no problem since the Constitution provides that it must be submitted to the voters every 10 years The last time was in 1950 when the ocople voted against it Some opponents of reap porlionmcnl have Interpreted that vole as an expression against legislative rcdistricl ing SOME POLITICAL analysts however say It was combina tion of union labor fearful thai a right to work provi sion might be written into the Constitution and general pub lic apathy that defeated the convention proposal then They point out that agitation for reapportionmcnt didnt really gain momentum until about 1953 The Johnson committees aim will be to overcome the normal apathy of the public and induce voters to approve a convention next year A vole by the public for a constitutional convention how ever is only half the battle Thc Constitution gives the Legislature the responsibilily of determining the means of sclecling delegates That could lead to the same sort of rural versus urban fight as took place in the Legislature this year over reapportion ment AND THERE ISNT at surancc the Legislature will set up a convention even if the voters approve one In 1920 the voters called for a convention and the Legislature ignored the call Proponents of Ihe conven tion say however that Iowas Constitution needs moderniz ing the possible bitterness hat could be generated in Ihc proc ess Reapportionmcnt of course is most frequently mentioned as a needed reform But back ers of constitutional reform cites these other possibilities Shortening the ballot by making appointive several stage officials who now are elected Judicial reform The 1959 Lcgislalure started the ball rolling for a constitutional amendment changing t h e method of selecting Iowa Su preme Court and District Court judges but the conven tion might have some differ ent ideas DRAFTING NEW provisions to govern state borrowing The present Constitution permits financing of bond issues only by a property tax and requires that they be paid off within 20 years It is proposed to per tail pledging oL tax revenue to retire bonds and allow financing for a longer 40 yearrs Making it easier to amend the Constitution A proposed amendment now must be passed by two successive ses sions of the Legislature then approved by the people in the next general election Providing for referenduras on nonconstitutional q u e s tions There is no provision now for a referendum on any legislation unless it involves a constitutional amendment Reorganization of state gov ernment to eliminate duplica tion and overlapping of fun tions The Little Hoover Conv mission estimated in 1950 that state government costs could be reduced about five million dollars a year by reor ganization   

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