Mason City Globe Gazette, May 23, 1961 : Front Page

Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette May 23, 1961

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Edited for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes all North lowans VOL 99 Associated Preu and United Frew Internationa Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 23 1961 neighbors 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two SectioMStcUon One m F di dom rid r An attack on abuses by labor US bases hit hardest By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Labor prac tices at missiles bases Cape Canaveral and elsewhere which have slowed up U S manin j space and missiles programs andj cost the taxpayer cruelly are the targets of a new plan being drawn up by Secretary of Labor Arthur J Goldberg on direct Instructions of President Kennedy Goldberg said he would im mediately prepare recommenda tions after consultation with labor relations government union and management leaders Meantime the US Department of Justice reports that it is looking into laws that may apply to a situation which has every appear ance of an open scandal One corrective measure under discussion is the creation of a panel like the World War II War Labor Board with joint repre sentation of management labor and the public A voluntary no strike pledge would be asked on the understanding that disputes of every sort would be submitted to the board for settlement TWO WEEKS of hearings By the Senate Investigations subcommit tee disclosed a wealth of de tail on what Chairman John L McClellan calls the gouge on taxpayers Strikes and work stop pages at 22 bases since 1956 have cost 162872 mandays of work Most of these have occurred at Cape Canaveral and at Vanden berg and Edwards Air Force Bases in California Overtime pay skyrocketed in part as the result of union feather bedding Plumbers and pipefitters drew down to a week Elevator operators got a week Ditch diggers were paid a week Ironworkers at Vandenberg Air Force Base averaged a week more than the weekly salary of Defense Secretary JOAN DAVIS Joan comedienne dies at 48 PALM SPRINGS Calif W Comedienne Joan Davis of ra dio and TV fame died in a Palm Springs hospital Tuesday fol lowing a heart attack An associate said Miss Davis suffered the attack at her home here Monday afternoon and was taken to an emergency hospital She died at 3 am Tuesday MISS DAVIS 48 had a long run with her television series called I Married Joan in which the male lead was played by Jim Backus When Miss Davis died in Des ert Hospital her mother Nina Davis and a priest were by her side The agile and animated come dienne had been in virtual re tirement for the last three or four years spending much oi her time at her desert home here She also had a home in Hollywood SHE WAS BORN Josephine Davis on June 20 1912 in St Paul Minn She was voted Ra dio Queen of Comedy and a one time was runnerup to Bob Hope and Jack Benny as high est paid radio star with a four year network contract that paid her a million dollars a year She married her vaudeville partner Si Wills in 1931V and their daughter Beverly later appeared with her in the tele salary or ueieiise ocuicicujr p j Robert S McNamara The highion series Ml s Davs di cost ditch diggers got more than the total weekly pay and allow ances of Cmdr Alan Shepard or any of his fellow astronauts UNDER A gentlemens agree ment members of the Interna tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers received five hours of overtime work a week in lieuj of travel expenses to buttress straight hourly wages of an North hour At Lowry Air Force Base near Denver Western Electric which had been completing its work on a 40hour week was permitted to match another con tractors 55hour week at a cost to the government of 000 The Mercury maninspace program was delayed several months by workers producing at vorced Wills in 1947 60 to 70 per cent efficiency Convair engineer told the Senate subcommittee on April 27 IN ITS OWN defense labor says that construction work is a risky unsteadybusiness lacking the or dinary fringe benefits and a con struction worker has to take it when he can get it Moreover C J Haggerty president of the AFLCIO Building Trades Depart ment laid the main cause of de lays to management At Lowry for example Haggerty said de signs were changed 600 times A plague on both yourhouses is the attitude taken by Sen Mc Clellan In closing down the hear ings to give government a chance to act the committee chairman scolded missile base subcontrac tors and military overseers for having acquiesced in and encour aged slowdowns But McClellans most withering scorn he called labor practices at the damnable was reserved for union members who engaged in wildcat strikes work stoppages slowdowns featherbed ding and a deliberate policy of low productivity Negro bloc remains undaunted Troops still on duty FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES MONTGOMERY Ala Ten sion outwardly eased off in thi racially torn city Tuesday bu he slightest sign of trouble jrought an immediate response rom armed Natioinal Guards men There were indications th peace might be short lived A group of Negro leaders said a group of freedom riders arrival in this cradle of the Confederacy touched of rioting Saturday decided a a meeting that their demonstra ions will continue AN AIDE FOR Arty Gen Rob ert F Kennedy in Washington described the situation as toucl and go But on the surface it wa businessasusual in this whiti columned city on the banks o the Alabama River Foot patrol of Guardsmen uneasy in their uniforms walkee Lhe streets of Montgomery booking in show windows anc at the girls Jeeps patrolled th streets The Rev Martin Luther King announced at a press confer ence that the rides would be re sumed He did not specify when The riders prior to rioting her had planned to make a bus from Montgomery to Jackson capital of archsegregationis Mississippi A force of FBI agents throw into the area over the weekend made its first arrests late Mon day and more arrests were ex pected The Justice Departmen indicated it would seek stiff pen allies ALL OF last weeks outbreak followed efforts by outofstat white and Negro students t break Alabamas ban on inte grated bus seating In the initial arrests four me were taken into custody by FB agents at Anniston Ala an charged with the fire bombin of an interstate bus near th city May 14 The Anniston incident i which the mob of white me broke the bus windows an tossed in a fire bomb was th first of the past weeks violence NATIONAL Guardsmen wh took over the city under Gov Pattersons order of qualifie martial law Monday night quac rupled their guard at the Gray INVOLVED IN TRACTOR This trio of Cuban rebels paroled by Fidel Castro to help negotiate a trade of U S tractors for release of more than 1000 other prisoners being held by the Cuban government confer in Washing ton Top The personal chat was held during a news conference following an announcement by a U S private Photofax citizens committee that Castros terms would be met on the tractorsf orprison ers deal provided the Cuban prime min ister meets certain conditions Also dis cussing the swap are the heads of the private committee Left to right are Dr Milton Eisenhower Walter Reuther United Auto Workers head and Eleanor Roosevelt Hands off attitude by JFK on tractors deal FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Kennedy intends to keep the government completely out of the tractors for prisoners proposal made by Cuban Premier Fidel Castro Demo cratic congressional leaders said Tuesday Kennedy instead wants all the negotiations to be handled privately The President does not pro pose to let this become a tribute to Castros bullying tactics Sen George A Smath ers DFla said following a meeting with Kerinedy Asked to comment on the tractors operation when he left the White House confer ence Speaker Sam Rayburn said the government is not taking any stock in that The President said the fed eral government is out of it and going to stay out of it he added Smathers said it was his im pression that Kennedy recog nizes the deal has certain hu mane appeal qualities But he added I gather that his feel g is this is a matter that should be left essentially to handling by private citizens in cooperation with the Cuban The proposal has come unde ome congressional criticism Sen Styles Bridges RNH aid the move to send 500 trac ors to Cuba in exchange fo 200 prisoners was a bribe tc a comic strip Communist astro Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper RIowa said This is an un hinkafale proposal th Appreciative thieves Iowa Generally through Wednesday Not so cool Tuesday night lows in lower 40s A little warmer Wednesday highs in mid 70s Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Slow warming trend lows Tuesday night 40 45 Highs Wednesday in lower Free wax obr gas COUNCIL BLUFFS W The thieves have been polite but just the same Arthur Yocum is disturbed about things upicu men SuMU a UIC vraj Yocum is a man whose business often takes him out of hound bus station to keep away town on short trips and when it does he parks his car near the t JLLLKAAM Ptf raktlfPnAn 70s Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Thurs day oitering white youths City po ice arrested seven youths who surrounded two Negroes in a car Some 600 U S marshals who kept a mob at bay at the Negro First Baptist Church until state patrolmen and guardsmen ar rived Sunday night were with drawn by the Justice Depart ment They are standing by at Maxwell Air Base Minnesota Fair w a r m e r Highs Wednesday near 80 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 69 Minimum 39 At 8 am 57 Sunrise Sunset ERBE IS GUEST FORT LEAVENWORTH Kan Gov Norman Erbe visited the US Army Command and General Staff College here Tuesday as a representative of the National Guard of Iowa SAME DATI1WO181 TTI I U I ailWI I I J WIIM railroad station Three times it has been stolen but returned The last time was over the weekend and when Yocum re turned he found this note Dear Sir Since you let us your car so often we figured that out of all fairness we should wax it for you 1 know that you dont appreciate it too much but we do it anyway I that we havent hurt it any So in kind consideration we did our best to wax it nicely Yours truly Unknown P S We even gave you a tittle gas to 90 along with it and hope that you dont get too disturbed From Jackie to Jack A real parbuster WASHINGTON W Jacqueline Kennedy is giving President an abbreviated golf course of his own for a birthday present Workmen have been busy at the Kennedys weekend estatt in Middleburg Vs carving out a course of three or four holes for the Presidents private use Its pretty hard to keep present like that a secret and Kennedy already has been try ing out the layout According to reports Mrs Kennedy is footing the bills for greens and fairways covering some 20 acres on the 400acrt Glen Ora estate the Kennedys have leased for a year in heart of the Virginia hunt country The longest hole will about 350 yards Already a sign identifies it as the Glen Ora Country Club The White House poohpoohed the report saying merely that an area has been cleared to permit the President to hit some golfballs Kennedys birthday is next Monday He will be 44yearsold OK schools bill change FKOM OtIK WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON After a week of debate the Senate lues day made its first change in the committeeapproved version of the aidtoeducation bill It accepted an amendment which would broaden the of the billion proposal Sponsored by Sen Winston L Prouty RVt the amend ment would add to the bills major purposes maintenance and operating expenses such as financing school transportation text jooks and fuel and salaries nonteaching employes The original bill was only for construction of public elemen tary and high schools and pay of teachers salaries Administration aides were un derstood to have accepted Photofax HVTE BUS IN A group left New York with the intention of of Lincoln Rockwells American Nazi spreading their gospel of antirace mix party wearing swastika arm bans ing across the south stops for gas at Montgomery Ala They most fantastic thing since th Barbary pirates He said iastro could use the bulldozers o scrape out airfields arm Jiem with rockets and then de mand millions in ransom under threat of pay off or hed pull he trigger HICKENLOOPER a member of the Foreign Relations Com mittee also said the trade would invite every dictator in he world to sieze American i seamen and others and demand1 ransom for them From Cuba meanwhile came word that Castro reportedly threatens to break off the nego tiations If the insults of Mr Ken nedys agents continue with re gard to the indemnification Cuba demands said an official Cu ban radio commentator then all discussion will be stopped and the mercenaries prisoners will have to face the revolution ary tribunals of the Cuban peo ple WHILE THE turmoil swirled the fundraising committee composed of labor leader Wal ter P Reuther Eleanor Roose velt and Dr Milton Eisenhower brother of the former president with a delegation of 10 Cuban prisoners The prisoners were paroled by Castro to corne to the United States to try to ne gotiate the deal Reuther announced afterward that his group had agreed to supply the tractors provided Castro meets certain conditions Army gives order to resume draft WASHINGTON UPI The Army will draft 6000 men in July after not drafting any for two months the defense depart ment announced Tuesday The Army did not rcsortto the draft in May and June because it was able to meet its manpower needs through high enlistments and reenlistments Proutys amendment but with out much enthusiasm The vote was 51 to 39 Until now Senate backers of President Kennedys bill had beaten back six attempts to changCj the measure Monday the Senate rejected an attempt to bar any aid to segregated schools Other major developments Electoral The Senate Con stitutional Amendments sub committee opened hearings on 17 proposals to change the meth od of electing presidents Sen Karl E Mundt RSD said the electoral college system en courages vote fraud and gives populous states up to 15 times as much voting power as rural states Sen Kenneth Keating R NY called for abolition of the electoral college Ocean research The Senate Commerce committee approved legislation to establish a 10year million program of research to increase knowledge of the ocean depths On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 789 North Iowa News 10 Sports 1314 Clear Lake News 15 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Comics 20 Farm News 21 Hassle ends woman quits state post DES MOINES M West said Tuesday she would resign as executive sec retary of the Iowa Cosmetology board of examiners effective June 30 Her letter of resignation sent to members of the cosmetology board and Dr Edmund Zim merer head of the health de partment ended a monthlong battle with the Republican ad ministration Mrs West a Des Moines Democrat who was named sec retary of the board on the rec ommendation of former Demo cratic Gov Herschel C Love less said several factors led her to leave the post she has held since 1957 The main one is that I no longer wish to see this continu ous dissension between Gov Norman Erbe and the cosme tology board Mrs West said She praised the board for its valiant stand behind her aft er the Republican administra tion vowed to remove her from the a year job MORE SURGERY SANTA MONICA Calif Wl Actress June Allyson is hospital ized for a throat second in less than a month She underwent surgery Tuesday for removal of a polyp from her vocal cords N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES To beef up Army Marines WASHINGTON Democratic congressional leaders said President Kennedy will send to Congress Thursday recommendations for increasing the strength of certain Army and Marine divisions and expanding the space program The proposals will in volve a rather substantial boost in federal spend ing TT US embassy concerned SEOUL South Korea The U S Embassy ex pressed deep concern about the abolition of all polit ical parties by South Koreas new military rulers Ihe military junta also refused to approve an agreement bringing their soldiers back under U N control authority JERUSALEM Adolf Eichmann was described in court as the supreme authority over the Jews m Romania during World War II with more power even than the collaborating Antonescu government The prosecution produced documents showing the Gestapo officer on trial for directing the Nazis Jewish pogrom dealt directly with Bucharest and often by passed the Nazi foreign ministry Loos talks course charted GENEVA The EastWest conference on Laos prepared to chart its future course after a week of opening statements that shotoed the delegates deepy divided on the way to supervise neutrality in the Southeast Asian kingdom The conference must now decide whether to split up in study committees 2 go on debating points at issue in full sessions or 3 recess until after the June 3 meeting in Vienna of President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrush chev ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: May 23, 1961

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