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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME iBJiFION VOL 98 The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Pres United btenaHMil FuH MASON CtTY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 4 1960 7c Copy TM Pper CouUU of Two On in New call for help along Mississippi One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO U300 pm Sunday WOI AMES 610 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy pm Thurs MSUI City C910 am Sat Bil and Cora Baird live in puppet world WHATEVER IT IS you ever heardabout Bil and Cora Baird you can multiply it by two maybe even by 10 Un believable and fabulous are two words I wish I had reserved for this former lowan and his charming wife who shares his life in the realm of puppetry This commentary w a s prompted by an unforgettable evening in a sixstory ware housetype building in Green wich Village New York 59 Barrow Its truly an all purpose structure For the Bairds including their two adorable adopted youngsters Peter 8 and Laurie 5 its first of all home For the elder Bairds its studio carpenter shop warehouse and what have you The last time Mrs Hall and I visited the Bairds their com bination home studio and store house for literally hundreds of puppets was on West 70th St in uptown New York That 2story structure was originally a livery barn or Coach House Bil and Cora referred to it as Fire Jhorse Manor that area was taken over by the city as the site of Lincoln Square Center for Per forming Arts the Bairds after a ninemonths search came upon their present quarters Built by an earlyday member of the Roosevelt family in the sturdiness of a fort it for many years housed a drug company Then it became a warehouse for the MooreMcCormick shipping For Census Bureau Plenty of questions WASHINGTON UPI The census bureau which spe cializes in asking questions is getting a taste of its own medi cine The bureaus information office reports it has received a wide variety of inquiries concerning the 1960 population sur vey Some require diplomatic handling to say the least There was the case of a woman who is older than her hus band but had never told him Several women with this problem were advised they would be counted privately to pre serve their secret The same goes for women who asked to be enumerated separately so their landladies would not know they had been divorced In another case a taxpayer called to say his son had told him the government would a prize if he answered all census questions correctly The man wanted to know if there was a choice of prizes The answer No prize nd choice The bureau advised a woman who would be away from home during the census that she could leave her answers with a neighbor instead of the janitor She had complained the lat ter was too nosey Another woman questioned whether she should be listed as head of the household since she owned the home Her hus band will get the honor providing he is supporting the family Rail pay dispute worsens FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The1 Na tional Mediation Board Monday abandoned its efforts to settle a wage dispute between the Railroad and 11 nonoperating unions The action clears the way for a nationwide rail strike May 5 unless President Eisen hower steps in to block a walk out before that date EUGENE C THOMPSON ex ecutive secretary to the board said he would write union anc management officials to notify them of the boards failure to get an agreement through medi ation This frees the unions to strike after a 30day waiting period The President can delay a strike for another 60 days by lines Its frontage is 44 feet depth 79 feet its By a remarkable coincidence its right across the street from the first apartment Bil occupied in New York WHEN YOU VISIT the Bairds you are hoisted to their intrigu ing living quarters on the fourth floor by an ancient freight ele vator The main floor is given over to scenery and stage stor age the second floor to movie and rehearsal studio and scene painting third floor woodwork ing shop fourth floor living quarters fifth floor costuming puppet assembly and music li brary sixth design modelling painting and band concerts In the relatively short time since the move the new Baird home has spawned Art Car ney Meets the Sorcerers Ap prentice one hour a color film pilot of Whistling Wizard Davey Jones Lock er along with some 15 filmed commercials and numerous re hearsals for featured appear ances on the Ed Sullivan Garry Moore Andy Williams and the Martex Fashion Show Its a truly busy place But before I become too en grossed in material things I think Ill turn back a few pages naming an emergency board to investigate the dispute anc make settlement recommenda tions The nonoperating unions composed of telegraphers shop craftsmen signalmen and oth ers who do not actually operat the trains are seeking a 25cen hourly pay increase plus insur ance benefits THE RAILROADS have pro posed a 15cents an hour paj cut and take the position tha life insurance demands are no subject to negotiation The 600000 nonoperating em ployes now average about an hour Under the railway labor act an emergency board holds hear ings to take testimony from un ion and management official and then reports to the Pres dent within 30 days Both side then have another 30 days t consider the boards recommen dations Gillette named to Symington committee Dr Sterling Barber Mason City chairman of the Iowa Sym ington for President Clubs Mon day announced the appointment of former US Sen Guy Gil lette Cherokee as chairman of his organizations special advis siorth Iowa Considerable cloud iness Monday night lows 28 34 Partly cloudy Tuesday highs 4854 owa Considerable cloudines east partly cloudy west Mon day night lows 2832 north east 3337 southwest Parti cloudy Tuesday warmer wes highs 4858 Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer east Wednesday Minnesota Fair and warmer Highs Tuesday in 50s GlobeGazette weather data up amMonday Maximum 48 Minimum 35 At 8 am 35 Precipitation 07 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Late News 41 32 02 51 29 of history to the 20s when I be gan hearing about an amazing ly versatile high school lad vho was staging puppet shows in the attic of his home His talents included mastery of several musical instruments Later from the University of Iowa where journalism music and the stage were his principal interests I had reports about him from his father the found er of our beet sugar industry There wasnt much doubt in my mind that he was going to end up in the entertainment field He had met Tony Sarg the fa mous puppeteer From this point on the mcte Contimwd on Page 2 ory committee Highlights WASHINGTON M Brig Gen Frank T Hines 81 re tired who headed the govern ments veterans affairs ac tivities almost 22Vz years longer than any other man died Monday CAPETOWN South Africa UP Troops and police clubbed hundreds of Negroes in the Cape Town area Monday who failed to join a native back towork movement Police also staged housetohouse raids and shooting was heard in one township On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 6 Society News 89 North Iowa News 10 Current Events Quiz 11 Sports News 1516 Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 Clear Lake News 22 Now Red Chinese make claim to Mt Everest KATMANDU Nepal Communist China has laid claim to Mt Everest highest moun tain in the world the Nepalese government disclosed Monday Premier B P Koirala said the Chinese claim to the 29002foot Himalayan peak was formally presented during his recent visit to Peiping along with claims on other stretches of frontier terri tory long considered Nepalese Koirala told a press confer ence here he strongly denied the Chinese claim to Everest We will remain where we are in the Himalayas and we shall in no case permit any encroach ment on any part of our bor der Koirala said He added that he had conveyed that warn ing to Chinese authorities Pressure removed from Iowa Quincy now faces threat ROM OUK WIRE SERVICES New calls for help were issued and evacuations ordered Mon day as swollen rivers and tribu aries spilled flood waters across Southeast Iowa Elsewhere in the state how everthe flood crisis appeared 0 be diminishing Sandbag operations failed at one point on the Mississippi and he river cracked through a evee 18 miles north of Quincy II spreading over 80000 acres of rich farmland TO THE SOUTH and west Jie winding Missouri crawled miles out of its banks and spread over the bottoms Near Jefferson City Mo a force of 200 convicts at the stateprison farm were ordered into the fight and Warden E V Nash said the farm may have to be evac uated There was trouble all along the Mississippi from Clinton to Cairo At Cairo thousands of acres were flooded and the crest was still many days away Army engineers at Rock Is land said the crest was some where between Muscatine and Burlington It measures 50 miles long the engineers said and is expected to reach Quincy Wednesday After the breakthrough at Meyer 111 National Guards men moved to a levee south of Quincy They were helped by factory workers from Quincy dismissed to aid in the sand bagging The rapidly rising Iowa River burst through a levee in the Wapello area spreading high waters across lowlands near Wapello and Columbus Junc tion TWO NATIONAL Guard units were dispatched along with oth er volunteers to the east end of the Highway 99 bridge a mile east of Wapello to help plug a broken dike Wapello officials said the north south and eastern sec tions of the town were in grave danger if the river rose much more The Iowa staged at 166 feet there Thats more than a foot above bankful Flooding also was reported at Columbus Junction to the north where the Iowa and Cedar riv ers meet Residents of the Kingsbury Inn near Columbus Junction were evacuated when waters spilled through the dike near there At Fort Madison Mississippi flood waters inundated part of the transmitter building of Ra dio Station KXGI Officials said the station would be forced off the air if the water rose an other inch THE SKUNK River which had battered an eightmile dike south of Burlington all day Sun day crested at 25 feet Monday and Civil Defense officials said they thought the river would be contained About 400 volun teers civil defense workers and National Guardsmen had labored desperately on the dike to prevent it from cracking un der the vicious blows of the Skunk River The Big Sioux River began to fall Monday after forcing about 1200 persons to leave Jheir homes in West Sioux City Water covered onefourth of the Riverside suburb and reached the eaves of houses in low areas City officials said some houses were beginning to float off their foundations THIS ISNT MY HOUSE Michele Fahnestock 4monthold peers at her strange surroundings while doing a lit tle teething on the side of her crib in an Omaha Red Cross shelter Shes one of AP Photofax the younger victims of the Midwest floods being forced from her home at Waterloo Neb along with her parents Airman and Mrs David Fahnestock General labor strike called in Mason City Amiable attitude by Mr K But German issue remains MOSCOW NikiU Khrushchev said Monday Soviet Union will do every thing for the solution of tha question of a German peace Ircaty on a basis acceptable to the Western powers But aUaMoscow homecoming rally reporting on his visit to France Khrushchev once more insisted on signing separate treaties with East and West Ger many a proposal repeatedly re jected by the West Khrushchev said the German question had bulked large in his talks with President Charles de Gaulle and he expressed belief those talks had clarified the So viet position for the French Soviet Premier returned Sunday from an 11day visit to France KHRUSHCHEV once more ashed out at Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany He said on his visits to the United Slates and Japan Adenauer tried to mobilize the cold war champions against a German peace treaty Turning to the question of dis armament the Premier told about 17000 persons at a FrenchSoviet friendship rally in the Sports Palace As for disarmament which is the most important question facing the world today I would say that our KhrushchevDe Gaulle opin ions coincide A final communique in Paris Saturday said both leaders agreed on the need for disarma ment De Gaulle said nothing about Khrushchevs plan for total disarmament within four years which the French dele gation at Geneva has calledun realistic A general labor strike in the building industries in Mason City went into effect at 8 am Monday when members of the Local Laborers Union 552 set up picketlines on construction jobs because of a lapse of con tract Meetings had been held with the general contractors ac cording to Art Becker busi ness agent of the Mason City Construction Building and Trades Council Although the Laborers Union 552 is on strike it is expected that other crafts will respect the picket lines There then will be a complete stoppage of all construction in the build ing industry unless an agree ment is reached according to Becker No agreement could be reached between the union and employees he said re garding an increase in wages comparable to other crafts and certain protective clauses regarding working conditions and workmens compensation Employers had offered the union an increase of cents an hour which is not compar able to increases in other crafts according to Becker The union decided to strike in a general meeting of members held Saturday afternoon at the Labor Temple Further negotiations were expected Monday afternoon between the union and employ ers The strike covers union work only in Mason City Up to this time the union would arbitrate with the em ployers and a public member as a third parly according to Becker IE the union and em ployers cannot reach agree ment the National Labor Re lations Board will be called he said Rockwell Dumont women vying for Iowas Mother of Year award Two North Iowa women are candidates for the 1960 Iowa Mother of the Year They are Mrs William Alexander Du mont and Mrs Benjamin Hitz husen Rockwell Mrs Alexander who with iier husband lives on their own farm miles west of Dumont was sponsored in the contest by the American Legion Auxiliary Mrs Alexander has reared three families The first was her four children by a SORENSON NAMED MARSHALLTOWN Sorenson Storm Lake Sunday was elected president of the Service Officers Assn of the Iowa Department of Disabled American Veterans former marriage Glenn Gordon Car son City Nev M Sgt George W Gordon Korea Mrs Chris tine Walker Las Vegas Nev and Mrs Frank Milner San Francisco HER SECOND family were children of her second husband William Alexander They arc John Alexander at home Rich ard Wisner Neb David Plainfield Mrs Arnold Miller Dumont and Mrs Jack Simms Des Moines When they were 3 and 4 she took two granddaughters chil dren of Mrs Milner to rear They are now Mrs Henry Cass mann Jr and Mrs Wilbur Dye both of Dumont Mrs Alexander is active in the auxiliary Red Cross Salem EUB Church where she is a Sunday School teacher and in the WCTTJ The candidacy of Mrs Benja min Clara Hitzhusen 80 was sponsored by the Rockwell Womans Club She is themoth er of seven children Mrs Mil ton Ruth Hull Chicago Mrs David Ann Smith Mason City George who died in 1959 Leon Rockwell Henry Rock ford Dr John Hitzhusen Charles City dentist and Ern est Rockwell MR AND MRS Hitihusen were charter members of the Cerro Gordo Farm Bureau Her lawn has been one of the show places of the community since she employed experts from Iowa State College tc landscape it or her in 1920 She has fur nished flowers for the Methodist Ihurch almost every week Mrs Hitzhusen cared for her nvalid father in her home for 0 years Every Christmas and Halloween she gives parties in r home for all her children and grandchildren although her eyesight is failing Her activities include mem bership in the Methodist Church Rebekah Lodge 198 Grandmoth ers Club Womans Club Neigh borhood Club and the WSCS Irma Roadman Dike chair man of the selection committee said the group will muet in Des Moines Tuesday to make the final choice on the 1960 state mother of the year The winner of the Iowa title will represent the state in the American Moth er of the Year contest later this year KHRUSHCHEV conceded there are differences in the positions of France and the Soviet Union on major issues No doubt they resulted in a better understanding he said of the the most im portant questions we were ob viously not always in agree ment but on the most important we came closely together Khrushchev impressed the French people during his visit with an altitude of massive con fidence in himself and his country according to Preston Grover Associated Press chief of bureau in Moscow who cov ered Khrushchevs visit But Grover reported the French were not overly affected by the Soviet leaders insistance the Soviet Union would make France a safer ally than West Germany Khrushchev and De Gaulle wound up their talksSaturday with a joint communique declar ing that disarmament is the most important problem of our era SAME DATE1959153 Black Flit Meant Death Past Honrs AN OLD AMERICAN A campaigning Hubert Humphreys find a Paul Steinert digs deep into his pocket bit of humor at a rally in Waukesha Humphrey opposes Sen John Kennedy Wis as the hat is passed for campaign in Tuesdays important Wisconsin pres contributions At left Waukesha Mayor idential primary
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