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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited fw tfw VOL H t MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes Ail Northlowans Neighbors Associated and United International rufl Lease Wirei MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 30 19M To Copy Paper Conilits of Two 91 Another crisis in Hollywood TV gravy war could make it a ghost town By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau HOLLYWOOD This already somewhat faded glamour cap ital of the world could be ren dered a ghost town by strikes of talent unions now in progress or threatened Screen writers whose last contracts expired on Nov 17 finally walked o u t a fortnight ago after working two months without a basic agree mant This strike poses no immedi ate threat to film production all the major studios and tele vision producers have adequate backlogs of scripts But a walk out of performers could close the studios quicker and tighter than a struck steel mill Anc the Screen Actors Guild direc tors on Jan 26 agreed to ask the unions more than members for authority to cal a strike THE TRADE JOURNAL Vari ety with its usual aptness i calling this Hollywood labor dis pute the TV gravy war Both writers and actors in negotiat ing for new basic contracts ar asking for a share in the sale to television of any films mad since 1948 Negotiations som years ago had established tha royalties would not be sought i connection with reruns of pic tures produced before Aug 1 1948 A very fat melon is involved Variety estimates that the pro ducers have some 2500 post194 films in their vaults Thes could be sold to TV at anywher from million to mi lion The Writers Guild of America representing the scenarists i asking an aggregate of 25 pe cent of the eventual sale pric for the talent unions A more realistic take would probably be 15 per cent Even that would mean upwards of million for the guilds And that doesnt the craft unions who have the right to reopen their contracts in the event any other union is given a slice of the post 1948 cash THE STRIKE or strikes will mean little to the motion picture fan fora long while Film Daily estimates that the majors have at least 163 films in the can or being edited for 1960 release Producers of screened televi sion shows may feel the pinch quicker This is particularly true of 60 minute shows like Adventures in Para disc which could be forced to dip in to the discard for reruns Producers are reported con sidering stepped up production abroad But the actors have the firm pledged support of British and Mexican unions and expect solidarity from colleagues in other countries Moreover the sound stage space available abroad as compared to Holly woods facilities is negligible HANDLING WITH CARE A member of the New York police bomb squad wearing a protective apron and face shield has this area of Grand Central Ter minal all to himself as he cautiously carries a device suspected of beinga bomb It was found in a suit case inside a locker Product of a crank it turned out to be a sixinch piece of pipe containing a non explosive liquid live powder and wired with a bat tery and wristwatch AP Pholofax Surrender plea loudly rejected by insurgents Organized crime within ranks Police scandals rock Chicago CHICAGO UPi Was there a working agreement between certain influential members of the Chicago police depart ment and a crime syndicate And were police bag men collectors sent to honkytonks and other illicit enterprises to bring backpro tection money These were two questions raised Saturday by a myster ious tipster a selfdescribed police pensioner who sent anonymous letters to the newspapers and to various of ficials including Mayor Rich ard Daley The letter purports to name names and detail charges It sketches asordid picture of organized crime within the department now reeling un der the biggest scandal in its history The charges Daley noted are unverified He said he turned the letter over to an agency outside the police department for in vestigation The Federal Bu reau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service said the mayor had not approached them States Atty Benjamin Adamoyski said the Cook County grand jury also would investigate the charges At the same time Acting Police Commissioner Kyran Phelan branded the accusations un true and suggested the writer repeat them during a lie de tector test The letter purports to iden tify alleged graft collectors for police captains and an al derman accuses a police of ficial of collecting gang pay offs for notifying syndicate lawyers promptly when hood lums were ar rested and charges another police official with dabbling in prostitution rackets The letter incident was the latest development in the scandal which has rocked the police department for two weeks been given lie tests and 17 have been suspended Meanwhile George L Ram sey city building commis sioner announced he is in vestigating charges that city plumbing inspectors have been extracting bribes from con tractors This looks serious said Ramsey after contrac tors Gerald SantQwskiaiul Jo Millercontended irregu 2500 at rally by union ALBERT LEA Minn An estimated 2500 strikers and strike sympathizers paraded in a cheering shouting throng 12 deep down Albert Leas main street Saturday lo climax a rally in support of the Wilson Co meat packing plant strike Members of United Packing house Workers Union locals from several Minnesota and Iowa cities streamed into Albert Lea by the hundreds early Saturday to express Ihcir support of UPWA Local 6 here After a solidarity breakfast of coffee and doughnuts at the localunion hall many of the group formed ranks and headed into the city The march al though boisterous was for the most part orderly SOME TARGETS were picked out however for loud booing and shouts of scab and scab lov er They included the Albert Lea Tribune and a grocery store the local accuses of being anti ALGIERS LEADER This man with fhe Castrotype ap pearance is Pierre LaGail larde 29 one of the barricade leaders in Algiers Hes a for mer paratrooper eks larities arn more widespread An admitted in the building department ard Morrison 23 said eight policemen in the Summerdale district helped him commit burglaries and five others de manded bribes so he would not be prosecuted His story touched off an investigation by police the grand jury Mayor Daley and Adamowski More than 70 policemen have than in the police department Santowski testified in hous ing court that he had paid at least 20 inspectors from to in order to stay in busi ness One inspector lodged five building code violations against him Santowski said union Mother kills two sons tfien self MARION Ml A dislraug mother fatally shot her two chi dren Saturday then took he own life with a 22 caliber rifle police said Dead were Delores Zobl 32 and her two sons Gary 8 and Rory10 The bodies were dis Troops seal off Algiers ALGIERS insurgent eader Pierre Lagaillarde Satur tay rejected as an insult an irmy ultimatum thai he surren der his barricaded stronghold in Algiers Lagniliardcs defiant speech was blared out to massed crowds surging in front of the larricadcs The crowds had broken through lines of para troopers who sealed off the area earlier About 3000 Territorial troops a government order to submit themselves io army discipline stood with Lagail larde LAGIALLARDE said army delivered him an uncon ditional ultimatum to surrender his stronghold The crowd which broke the paralroop cordon shouted Al geria is French the crowd shouted Down with De Gaulle The breakthrough came after One near brawl developed covered by Mrs Zobls mother because he refused to off pay The Weather North Iowa Generally fair through Sunday Slightly warmer Lows Saturday night 2024 Highs Sunday 4044 Iowa Generally fair through Sunday except for ground fog central and east portions ear ly Sunday morning Slightly warmer central and southwest Saturday night lows in the 20s Slightly warmer east SunT day highs in the 40s Further outlook Partly cloudy and continued mild Mondav Minnesota Continued mild Admitted slayer of lowan nabbed suit is disallowed DUBUQUE suit brought by an Iowa State penitentiary prisoner against Fayette County Atty Mark FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOIN7ES Donald Edward Graham 35 Des Moines soughtin the slaying of a retired Army sergeant here was ar rested at Indianola Saturday Graham an unemployed cook was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Leslie Deremiah 48 retired service man who was a male nurse at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines Graham was arrested in an Indianola gas station after an attendant alerted Iowa Highway Patrolman Dan Foster Foster said Graham offered no highs Sunday in 40s but first denied he was the man sought in the slaying and GlobeGazette weather data upjsaid all he knew about it was to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum upj 26 18 20 33 1 On the inside TRADE SOURCES were warn ing in mid December that a drawnout industry paralyz ing strike might mean the permanent closing of one or two of the major studios The com panies involved in the threat EditorialsPage 4 ened actors strike are Metro Comics 5 GoldwynMayer 20th Century Fox Warner Brothers P a r a mount Columbia Universal Walt Disney and Allied Artists Any company which decided lo shut down its costly studio operation might well function like United Artists which does not produce pictures but fi nances them and distributes the finished product This would be in keeping with the accelerating Hollywood trend toward inde pendent production Spyros Skouras 20th Fox president has predicted that a struggle to the death was in the making and that if the stu dios gave in to the talent un ions they would not be able to continue as filmproducing enti ties EXDIPLOMAT DIES HOUSTON Tex W Retired career diplomat George S Mcs sersmith who helped smooth over troubles with Argentina as U S ambassador to that coun try at the close of World War II died Friday at the ago of 76 Church News 6 Society News 8 i Sports 910 Maroon and Blue IT Mason City News 1213 Latest Markets 12 what he had read in the pa pers However alter officers con firmed he was the suspect Gra ham admitted under questioning that he shot Deremiah with a 22 caliber pistol after they left a Des Moines tavern together Gra ham made the admission of the shooting before Warren County Sheriff C J Rich SIM STICKUP OSKALOOSA WVTwo bandits robbed the Fina service station icre of S100 early Saturday GRAHAM ards deputy Building News 15 sheriff Ron Davidson two Des Clear Lake News 16 Moines detectives and Foster North Iowa News 18 Graham who stopped at the gas station here while hitchhik PLANT DESTROYED ST PAUL paint company was destroyed by fire Friday night and damage has been estimated at Own ing said he had spent the night in a barn near Martensdale His clothes were disheveled When arrested he offered no resist ance and did not even ask why er Fred Strom says the firehe was beinS arrested Foster was caused by an explosion side the TiKromatic Paint Co Graham a native of Atlantic was released from the Anamosa Reformatory in 1950 after serv ing a term for larceny anc he had worked in hotels at Bur lington and Fort Madisbn before coming to Des Moines severa weeks ago From Grahams car recov ered at the apartment house of ficers said they took a 22 cali ber revolver from which one bullet apparently was fired Buchheit has been thrown out of Federal District Court Judge Henry N Graven Fri day denied Robert Alien Streit permission to continue the suit as a pauper Streit convicted of robbing the Oren Savings Bank of Feb 2 1957 had charged he was denied his constitutional rights after he was arrested He also charged that his trial under District Judge W H Antes was a mock criminal trial when al Wilson Co truck driven by a young man attempt ed to pass through the march ers The trucker was stopped then allowed to pass after a brief scuffle and loud exchange of words The march climaxed in a trek of about a mile from he down town area to the Wilson plant on the city eastern edge There the crowd thinned considerably by a cold wind booed lustily from a railroad bridge overlooking the main Wilson office and plant yard then broke up in orderly fashion and marched back sev eral blocks to the union hall OFF DUTY police and extra sheriffs deputies called to the Wilson plant when word was re ceived the marchers were com ing were not necessary Marchers some of them wives of visiting United Packinghouse Workers filled a two block stretch as they paraded up to 10 and 12 abreast down Broad way the towns main thorough fare after a five block hike from union headquarters Mrs Bill Coghlnn Cedar Rap ids POLICE QUOTED Mrs Cogh lan as saying she had received a telephone call from her daugh ter earlier Her daughter who had been depressed told her to gel right over here Mrs Cogh lan said The body of the oldest son was found on a divan a bullet hole in the side of his head Police said Mrs Zobl then went into the bedroorr where the 8yearold was asleep and appar ently fired two shots at him both missing One slug tore into the wall and another went through the window POLICE SAID the youngster apparently jumped out of bed anc ran into the kitchen where he fell on the floor The mother shot him twice in the chest po lice said Mrs Zobl then shot herself in the side of the head police added The husband Richard a Cedar Rapids postman had left for the paratroopers ordered to seal off the barricaded areas broke ranks to let through a few women who were being crushed in the crowd The mass of demonstrators burst through behind them The demonstrators overran the steps of the central post office Others ran across the square to the barricades where the insurgents cheered their arrival SEVERAL ARMY whirled over head Scaling off of the barricaded area had been the armys first move to break the weekold up rising of French settlers against President Charles de Gaullers Algerian policy THE NEW TROOPS were sup plied by the 25th paratroop divi sion brought to Algiers from Constantine East Algeria The 25th belongs to the command of Gen Jean Olie oldtime Gauilist jwho was among the first gen erals to condemn the insurrec tion Marchers included delegations i work about 6 am police said from Austin South St Paul MaJMrs Zobi called her mother son City Eslherville and Cedar shortly after 7 am and the Rapids shootings followed AP Photofax SAME DATE19S9S SOLIDARITY MARCH Members of United Pack inghouse Workers Local 6 on strike at Wilson Co delegations from Mason City Austin and South St at Albert Lea since Nov 3 march past the plant Sat Paul The orderly march which dispersed shortly urday to climax a shouting booing trek through the city An estimated 2500 took part including union afterward climaxed a solidarity breakfast at union hall Another Photo on Page Until now the settlers were guarded by men of Gen Mas sirs 10th paratroop division who had been laughing and jok ing with the settlers across the barricades all week A group of generals and other highranking officers issued a radio appeal to the insurgents urging them to heed De Gaulles jappeal to return to national jorder It is clear that terrible dan jgers would be facing Algeria the army and metropolitan i France if the insurgents main itained their attitude said an jofficer speaking for Challe j BEHIND THE barricades the iinsurgent forces have stocked ample provisions and an assort of weapons including mortars machineguns gren ades and the submachineguns carried by each Territorial The order to the paratroops apparently was the beginning of a test of strength with in surgent leaders Pierre Lagail larde and Joseph Ortiz It came amid signs President harles de Gaulles unbending speech Friday night had given many of the Algiers insurgents a sobering jolt The quick followup to De Gaulles speech by the troops was a sign that the authorities in Algiers were attempting to take the initiative wrested from them a week ago by the in surgents LAUNCHING DELAYED VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE Calif Air Force postponed for technical reasons Friday the firing of its ninth satellite rocket in the Discoverer series   

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