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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowat Daily Newspaper Edited for VOL W MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Prest and United Presi International Full MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 14 1961 7c a Paper Consists of Two No Violence at East German Reds act to cut off flow of refugees One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE ICGIO USOOi pm Sunday KULC Decorab i210t pm Sun WOl Ames 16401 am Tuesdaj WTAD QuinCT 930i pm Thurs WSUI Cltj 9101 am Sat If only we had a gift for prophecy WHATS GOING TO pen in West Bei Thats the question most in the mind of the civilized world at this moment A gift for prophecy would indeed stand one in good stead We can theorize but we cant be sure There are just too many imponderables To begin with nobody knows how serious Nikita Khrushchev is in his threat to make a sepa rate treaty with East Germany and precipitate a crisis over the capital city 100 miles within the Russian zone of occupation He began talking about it in November 1958 almost three years ago Its been talk so far Then theres the question of precisely how the Kremlins de tested East German stooge Herr Walter Ulbricht would proceed to seal off West Ber lin Would he move at once or would he proceed by degrees World Communism stands warned that an attack on Wes Berlin would be viewed as ar attack on the free world Presi dent Kennedy spelled this ou in his stern message last montl and he left no doubt that he was speaking for our NATO allies Nothing has been changed b the orbiting of that second Rus sian spaceman SURELY the implications this warning could not be losl on the Kremlin To proceed with the threat to ride roughshod over the free worlds accepted rights in Berlin xvould be to pull the trigger on what in all probability would become a fullflowered nuclear war If it were a matter of pitting troops against troops in the tra ditional pattern the Communist forces would obviously have a pronounced advantage This disparity however is not as great as might appear from a cursory examination of the statistics Russia would be able to sum mon around 100 divisions as contrasted with a little more than half that number from the NATO command and the coun tries of Western Europe pledged to defend their rights in West Berlin But theres more in this situation than meets the eye USSR DIVISIONS are ap preciably smaller in troops and weaponry than the free worlds divisions Fighting in Berlin1 would be at close quarters and in a situation like this a nu merical superiority isnt neces sarily meaningful West Ger manys seven or eight divisions out of a contemplated dozen would be ever so much more battleready and dependable than the Communist divisions recruited in East Germany Herein lies a broad field of concern for the Kremlin Devel opments of the past five years in East Germany Hungary and Poland have made it all top clear that there is a question able loyalty even among the most heavily indoctrinated of satellite troops Its better than an even chance that troops in the captive nations would act on their true feelings if con fronted with battle conditions AP Photofax CLANK GOES IRON tors of Berlin to block the exodus of East German soldiers and railway refugees and commuters to West Ber employees lock an iron gate in the lirr The Red border clampdown slowed Potsdamer Platz subway station on the flood of refugees to a trickle the border between east and west sec ews in a nutshell North Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Tuesday Little temperature change Highs Tuesday in the 80s Lows Tuesday night 55 to 60 FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Japan rejects Red pact TOKYO Japan has flatly rejected a Soviet proposal for a longterm trade agreement between the two countries The proposal was put forth by visiting Soviet First Deputy Premier Anastas Miko van Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Tuesday Little change in temperature Lows Berlin CHSIS dlSCUSSed Monday night 60 to 65 Highs the 80s Tuesday in the 80s Further outlook Generally fair with little temperature change Wednesdav Minnesota Variable cloudiness showers Highs Tuesday near 90 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 87 Minimum 57 At 8 am 70 Sunrise Sunset GlobeGazette weather data p to 8 am Sunday Maximum 83 Minimum 55 ELDER TRAVELL DIES NEW YORK Wil lard Travell 92 father of Presi dent Kennedys physician Dr Janet Travell died Monday WASHINGTON President Kennedy discussed the Berlin crisis for 55 minutes with Llewellyn E Thompson US Ambassador to Russia then sum moned Secretary of State Dean Rusk to a late after noon conference Eichmann trial ends JERUSALEM The trial of Adolf Eichmann has ended with an appeal from his defense attorney for the court to close his file and judge him no more Presiding Justice Moshe Landau concluded the historic trial with the announcement that judg ment and sentence will be handed down in November Saturns barge aground CAPE CANAVERAL Fla A barge ferrying the first Saturn rocket booster got caught on a mud flat in the Intercoastal Waterway but was quickly freed and continued its journey from Huntsville Ala to Cape Canaveral The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported no damage was done to the barge or rocket BERLIN Wi West West Berlin police said clashed Monday with Commujand the Communists replied nist East German forces at the Brandenburg Gate a symbol of this citys division in an angry challenge to the Red orders that clamped off the flow of refugees The East German government A few stones were thrown atclosed the gate the chief cross the Communist police andjing point between East and West Berlin and severed phone coni 1 nections with the West with three teargas bombs Wit Communications from Westj nesses reported a contrary windBerlin to West Germany werej carried the gas fumes back toi not affected by the latest Comi imunist move The Red regimej iyears ago4cut all telephone com munications between East and West Berlin but until now it had ward the Communists Strike at Deckers Plant out of market All union workers in the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant in Mason City walked out about Monday morning Aboutj 850 employes are involved and the firm was out of the market for livestock as a result Union and plant officials dis agreed concerning the clause of the walkout Each charged the other with failure to follow grievance procedure called forj n the union contract MANAGEMENT called it a wildcat walkout Men asked to shovel salt didnt want to work where we put them declared P J Thogj erson general manager The men then complained to union ifficials and these called a valkout he said THOGERSON justified call ng it a wildcat walkout be cause the union contract pro vides means of negotiating grievances Instead of using means he said a walk out was called Negotiations have been under vay in Chicago between the JPWA and Armour and Co of vhich Deckers is a division he national union contract is cheduled to expire at the end f this month The union charged that man agements failure to follow con ract grievance procedures was a harassment attempt during the present contract negotia tions The union issued the fol lowing statement Because of a management refusal to follow the existing agreement concerning the handling of grievances I h e membership of Local 38 UPWA AFLCIO held a membership meeting at 11 oclock to discuss this local management action THE GRIEVANCE procedure calls for bargaining board at tendance and the calling of wit nesses Management attempted to direct how the witnesses were to be called which is a clear vio MORNING Rebel 15 Mason City 1 j iiii i n If I fit VfI uses an electric razor to get his baby beef ready for cut the great tide of refugees to the North Iowa Fair which starts in Mason City been possible to telephone from West Berlin to other parts of East Germany Communist factory militiamen in olive drab uniforms stood be hind each of the gates five arch ways with rifles held across their chests Personnel carriers with steelhelmeted troops of the East German Peoples army and powerful riot hose wagons were drawn up behind them About 120 militiamen armed with submachine guns formed a semicircle at the gate Inside the semicircle were five East German soldiers The throng on the West Berlin jside had grown from perhaps a hundred to 3000 by midafter noon West Berlin police took a hand then to move back the crowd saying the situation had become too tense BUT EVEN as a police cordon shoved the watchers westward other West Berliners streamed in from the downtown area and complicated the task West Berliners clamored for1 sharp counteraction against the blockade of East German travel imposed at the sector border by East German troops and police armed as if prepared to combat open revolt Barbed wire barricades tanks and soldiers cut off the great ref ugee flow from East Germany None of the 80000 East Germans with jobs in West Berlin showed up for work Henceforth they must have passes to get past the barricades The closing of the Brandenburg ate one of 13 crossings left open when a little Iron Curtain was forged at the sector border Sunday was described as tempo rary Karl Maron East German interior minister blamed con tinued provocations at the gate which was the scene of riotous demonstrations by West Berlin ers Sunday night AS THE clampdown on traffic Tuesday Richards Angus is one of more than 220 calves entered in the baby beef show at this years fair Emphasis on youth Fair set to open with 4H judging By CHARLES WALK GiobeGaiette Farm Editor The emphasis will be on youth at the opening day of the 101st North Iowa Fair in Mason City Tuesday First item on the judging schedule for this years fairwill 3e the baby beef show starting at 8 am More than 220 beef heifers and steers have been entered in the show this year ac cording to Spencer Williams Cerro Gordo County extension di rector lation of the grievance pro Back to judge the show again this year is J R Watson a cedure county agent from West Point Neb Also back this year is Ken The union feels this is ajneth Merriss Mason City who showed the grand champion harassment attempt during the animal of the show a Shorthorn last year present conl r a c t negotiations While the beef judging is going on in the 4H tent another and arc not subjecting them selves to such action We in tend to follow the contract as written Any changes are sub ject to collective bargaining The union through its presi dent Douglas McMannes ad vised Mr Lunde plant super ntendent we were ready to Tieet as a bargaining unit and with witnesses but the corn group of youngsters will ho trying its hand at the art of the quick draw This group will be competing for the chance to appear a trickle East Berlin looked like a city at war The 80000 East Beriiners who work in the Western sector failed to show up at their jobs Monday h e first working day since the Reds barred all East Germans from travel to the West unless they got a special permit So far there was no evidence any permits were being issued The Red clampdown was effec tive at least for the moment in damming the flood of refugees Only about 25 to 30 made it across the border Sunday after a record of 4100 crossed from noon Saturday until the Commu nists closed the border to East Germans before dawn Sunday Navy freezes duty tours of 26800 men WASHINGTON Navy announced Monday it will freeze on continued active duty about with Dee Woolem The Fastest Gun Alive as part of his actJ26800 enlisted men and officers I with the World Championship Rodeo otherwise would be leaving Most former residents agree We dont like Iowas weather LONG BEACH Calif UPI your weather isnt any good This is what a random sampling of former lowans NOR IS THAT ALL of thej said after they were asked story The USSRs extended sup ply line would be through satel lite nations with a known re sentmcnt and hatred of their overlords How theyd love to play hob with their oppressors in such an hour of battle diver sion What millions of East Ger man escapees have done through the open gate of West Berlin millions more in Po land Czechoslovakia the Bal tic Slates Romania Albania and Hungary would love to do too if they had the chance Ive Continued on why they left the Hawkeye state for California Gov Norman Erbe asked the transplanted lowans the question as he spoke to about 7500 of them at the annual Iowa picnic here over the weekend He told them to be honest though your an swers may shock us or tven make us mad back home but maybe thats what some peo ple need to get interested in the problem A check of some of at the picnic showed the Iowa weather far and sway the of their depasture But better job opportunities was also given frequently Here are some of the sam ple answers Ruffridge former farmer from Greene who is president of the Iowa society here answered in a word The weather he said add ing he left 11 years ago He is 72 George Becker who left Waverly in 1932 with her husband who found a better job said Go back Never G Onken 89 farmer from Charles City who came here in 1949 said he left be cause I couldnt stand the bad weather I sold my home and came out Ive never regretted it Lois Ayres who left Marengo 15 years ago said it was weather that caused her too to leave B Craig 77 who formerly lived in Allison said he left looking for a bet ter job I wouldnt go back to stay he added Gail 66 and King 72 Brandt who moved from Rock Rapids in the l10s agreed weather was the most disagreeable thing about the state But King added If they asked me to go back Id tell them to go to heck I dont want any p a r t of it three months in spring And yet you cant forget Iowa I cant get it out of my system On the other hand how ever sailor William Nation 22 and his wife Son a 23 formerly of Cedar Falls who came here with his job in the Navy on the USS Benner a destroyer radar picket ship had a nice word for Iowa I cant wait to get back to Iowa said Mrs Nation I love it The trouble with Cali fornia is that its all one sea son Looking down at her 6 monthold son Douglas she added I even went back to Icwa to have my child I didnt want him born in California In making his plea for an swers Erbe admitted the weather might be a prime con tributing cause for people leaving The reasons we give are often our own pet peeves said and they may range from liquor laws to snow in the drivtway Youth also will play an important part in the free performjactive service ance in front of the grandstand Tuesday afternoon One of the These men will be held on duty features of this program will be the Regional Queen of Conjfor periods varying from six servation Contest This contest will bring together winners from North Iowa counties vying pany refused We stand fast on our position E R LUNDE plant superin tendent declared that there are three steps in the contract pro fo1 lhe represent this arca in tho slate contest to be jhcld in September ALSO ON the free grandstand program will be North Iowas cedure for settling grievances llarSest tractor pulling contest None have been followed by from Cerro Gordo union he said not even a writCouilt aild surrounding areas ten grievance having been subhave entered their powerful milled tractors in the different classes Asked if the union called the01 the contcsl in of cash walkout he replied he assumed I PrizcsTwo nlhcr features of it had because workers frec program will be bus usually just walk off the jobibantl aml ho calhnS contests without some direction Other events scheduled to be Lundc said no meeting scheduled with the union is McMannes said the workersjudged Tuesday are baked walked out because they 0 0 d s honiculhirCi rabbits rlisfiKlprf junior poultry and eggs and open class arts and crafts The 411 and FFA district livestock judging contests also will be held under the supervision of William Rich vocational agri culture instructor at Clear Lake High School TUESDAY NIGHTS grand stand performance will mark the return of the World Cham pionship Rodeo This will be the i first of five performances by some of the leading cowboys SAME DATEWO231 down Safety Department Flturei months to a year The order is part of the mili tary buildup program and is de signed to help the Navy expand toward a new authorized strength of 657000 from a pres ent level of aboul 626000 The involuntary extension of active duty applies to both regu ular and reserve personnel It will affect about 80 officers and 1600 enlisted men whose pres ent tours of duty would begin to expire next month During October about 400 of ficers and 2800 enlisted men will be affected The total over these and suc ceeding months will involve 000 men and 2800 officers On the inside Editorials 4 Society News 8 Clear Lake News 10 Sports 1314 North Iowa Newt 15 Latest Markets16 Mason City News 1617 Comics II EXOOP CHIEF DIES ROCHESTER Minn UPI Ed Vichman former Republican Another first for this chairman died Monday of fair will be a frec parking in a hospital here   

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