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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdiUd for Hon VOL 100 The newspaper Awoclated United Internationa Fnl CITY GLOBEGAZETTE that makes all North I o w a n s MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6 neighbors Vc a Copy Thls paper Consists of Four SectionsSection No 50 Tariff cut for over I Unions put 9 I squabbles on table Trouble over jurisdiction By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The central drama at the AFLCIO conven tion opening in Florida Thursday revolves around a feud that is splitting the huge labor amalga mation straight down the middle The antagonists are the industrial unions and the building trades unions the quarrel is essen tially over jurisdiction In a sense this quarrel is the old one that rent the AFL into AFL and CIO back in 1935 Since the union merger in 1955 all ef forts to work out a binding agree ment on arbitration for interunion disputes have proved fruitless So the 1961 convention will re ceive two and probably three plans for disputes settlement At their recent conventions both the Industrial Union Department and the Building Trades indicated that they had worked out proposals though details were hot discussed The industrial unions and the building trades work on the gen eral principle that jurisdiction over production and maintenance should go to the former over new construction and major repairs to the latter Each the other with chiseling The squabbling has been made more acute recently by heavy unem ployment in some areas I dont think any movement can survive Walter P Reuther head of the IUD told a news con recently when it spends the major part of its time and energy waging war on itself But he refused to speculate on what would happen if no agree ment were reached I think the Miami convention will deal with this problem he said It can be done it will be done George Meany president of the AFLCIO and himself a building trades unionist told a recent IUD convention The amount of mon ey that is spent on trying to take either a few members from an other organization or to defend and retain a few members you have hundreds of thousands of dollars could very well be spenti in some constructive way What Meany had in mind is obvious The US Department of Labor reported that total mem bership of national and interna tional unions based in this coun try went up only 36000 between 1958 and I960 In fact the num workers in unions decreas ed more than 2 per cent between 1953 and 1960 In the same period the US total labor force increas ed from 67362000 to 73126000 All told 18117000 men and wo men belonged to unions in i960 But the percentage of the work force in the union fold in i960 was 233 per cent as against 252 per cent in 1953 AH the big AFLCIO the stcelworkers auto workers machinists and carpenters lost upwards of 50000 members each between 1956 and I960 The great est loss was 184000 by the auto workers The steelworkers currently are reported to have only about 870000 dues payers a drop of 282000 in less than a year The auto work ers are down almost as much but with new production on the 1962 models their membership has been rising A final note of irony James R Hoffa whose Teamsters were thrown out of the AFLCIO on charges of corruption in 1957 now is fatandsassiiy demanding re admission From 1956 to 1960 the Teamsters gained 116000 memf hers With an enrollment of 484000 it is now far and away the big gwt of all US unions TSHOMBE TO RETURN HOMEKa omnque ur ae tanga President Mouse Tshombe and his representative in France Tht African dence of Dominique Diur Christmas Cheer Fund goal again is NCE again the GlobeGazette is starting its appeal to the people of Mason City and surrounding area We are asking your help in that most rewarding of this a happier Christmas for those less fortu nate This you can do by con tributing to the Christmas Cheer Fund The goal will be the same as last Doris Bruce executive secretary of Family Service Inc which administers the Cheer Fund states the needs are evident If the Cheer Fund reaches its goal she says it is going to mean the difference between frustration and happiness to many families The fund will provide both tem porary and lasting benefits o its recipients Thc Cheer Fund said Miss r H9 Bruce is appreciated more than most of its donorsrealize In her office now on the sixth floor of the First National Bank building she has had ample opportunity to observe the often MISS DORIS BRUCE News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES No common language said he found g President Kennedys recent interview ftt of the Cheer Fund Such a dinner keeps a family together that other wise might be scatteredon Christ mas she says Miss Bruce has headed the work of Family Service for years She has seen poverty misery sick ness loneliness and the threats of broken homes Through her wt en nervew with his soninlaw newsman but we cannot agree with everything he said Speaking at a Finnish embassy reception he jokingly told western diplo Mr a common language but Att lee seriously ill AMERSHAM Former Socialist Prime Attlee 78 is seriously ill of the illness with hd hv hf neld by hospital authorities New Indian incidents Inclia already enmeshed in a flareup with Red China said that Portuguese ntm border and fired into In territory earlier this week A Two Chinas concept developed in the General Assembly for the two Chinas A Peiping regime arid one lor the Nationalist government in Formosa Because givers have alwavs opened their hearts and pocket books to meet the needs we are confident the goal will be reached and passed again this year Last year the Cheer Fund reach ed in cash as well as ise The goal The additional gifts of merchandise from merchants and individuals help of Family Service in its benefi cent task of reaching those in need Miss Bruce has repeatedly point ed out that the good from the Cheer Fund lives on long after Christmas It isnt what they need that ga Destroy jets at airport No letup in warfare ELISABETHVILLE Katanga Forces went into action Wednesday in the fighting between the United Nations and Katanga The UN announced two of its 15 jets had destroyed a Katanga jet and three other Katanga planes in an aerial cannon attack on Kolwezi base On the other side a Kalang bomber converted fron a Germanmade Dornier trans the main Elisabeth ville airport held by UN troops and dropped three bombs A UN spokesman said there were m serious casualties or damage It was the second day of fight ing brought on by Katanga re sistance to a UN mandate to pacify the Congo Thc US Ai Force was cooperating with th United Nations by giving trans port assistance but Britain was declaring the UN forces have no right to impose a political solution by force In any case it was evident tha the UN command reinforced with jets from Sweden India anc other nations was able to make itself felt in the air this time as i the UN ground forces The UN command said thai two Indian Canberras attacked the Kolwezi base and left four Ka anga planes in ruins including a Fouga jet fighter A fuel depot and the tower at tie strategic base were damaged an announcement issued at Leo poldville said Thc UN spokesman said a two force was sighted but ducked planes away before the UN could get to it Indian Brig K A S Raja commanding UN operations re orted earlier that Swedish jet lighters attacked the Kolwezi base northwest of Elisabetlwille said a Katanga Fouga jet a in u n the ground mortar blasts At ine same time tremendous shook the residential area near care JS devoted to the Christmas UN headquarters and an old air din crs that are a traditional part port northwest of the cilv where peace A plug by President ENGINEERED HIJACKED TRAIN HUTV nonball Deterling 28yearold engineer poses with his wife and their children in West Berlin after flee ing East Germany in hijacked train Mrs Deterling holds Ronald Others from left are Manfred Hans Joachim and Dirk Flees Reds in train Cannonball gets 24 to W Germany A daring railroad engineer and 24 friends and anEaSt Gcman Tuesday night and n LL Km luuouciy miiiu Hud roared at 50 miles an hour past startled border guards to safety in West Berlin 10 n jl said Hairy Cannonball Dclerlmg 28 the engineer He said food shortages and political pressure had made life unbearable in East Germany Seven passengers not in on the plotincluding the angry conductorchose to return to the Communist sector An East German switching locomotive pulled the steam locomotive and The Weather North Iowa Mostly cloudy will diminishing winds snow flur rics Wednesday night lows near 20 Generally fair anc sur in i 4WVU111ULX V TJ a 1H eight cars of the escape train back over the littleused section of to East Germany The wellplanned lened by reports the Communists were planning to block the section of track Dec off without a hitch Border police taken by prise didnt fire a shot Dclerling said he began plan ning the escape last Thursday with Hartmul Lichy his fireman members of his family and friends Thc escapees included the engineers mother wife and four children Deterling arranged to make an acquaintance run on the Oran ienbtirgAIbrcchtshof line Everybody was told to be at Oranicnbwg station for the de parture of the regular late evening rain to Albrechtshof We were 21 n all That included an 8dayold baby born only a clay before we planned the escape The other four got on at Falken see the next to last stop Al brcchtshof the last stop on the ine Is about a quarter of a mile short of the border Deterling said a transport po colder Thursday highs upper 20s Iowa Generally fair southwest partly cloudy cast and north with snow flurries extreme northeast Wednesday night northwest winds diminishing and colder Sows 1520 north west to the 20s southeast Gen erally fair and colder Thurs day highs 20s northeast to 30s southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy day and cold Fri Minnesota Cloudy much cold er snow flurries Highs Thurs day around 20 GlobeGazette weather ip to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset data 42 16 work she has helped to skilled alleviate the misery and had the satisfaction of seeing many homes rehabilitated To me she once said the Cheer Fund is one of the things that makes Mason City an out standing city It shows people have compassion U shows they care Thats about as high a trib ute I know to pay anyone The GlobeGazette is proud to provide the vehicle whereby this great Christmas work may be done We are proud that never once in the 3R years of the Cheer Funds existence has it failed to reach its goal The fund was started in 1925 at the suggestion of Lee P Loomis No gift is too large nor too small for this fund They may be brought to the GlobeGazette of fice or mailed to the following Christmas Cheer Care GlobeGazette Mason Cify Iowa Unless otherwise specifically re quested gifts will be listed each day with the name and the amount Donors may use initials or remain anonymous with a designation such as A friend Thc first list of donors will ap pear in the next issue Katangan forces were deployed At Lcopoldvillc the UN com mand announced that its 15jet air force had been ordered to attack Katanga air forces at Jadot miles northwest of Six US Air Force Globemasters took off from Leopoldville loaded with armored cars and antiair craft guns for Elisabcthville The United Nations steadily re inforced its ground troops About 300 Swedes arrived from Stock holm and another 350 Irish sol diers were en route from Dublin Information Minister Albert Ny embo told newsmen Katanga mor tar fire had driven the United Na tions from its headquarters in Elisabcthville but Abdul Latif Sucgar deputy UN civilian chief denied this He said Kalanga mor lar shells burst in the area occa sionally and some had scored hits At the old airfield northwest of the city a UN spokesman said Katanga soldiers were being re deployed We are blasting them with mortars he sakl On ffie inside Editorials page 4 North Iowa News 13 Clear Lake News 1516 Society News 17181920 Sports 2122 Latest Markets 30 Mason City News 3031 Comics 36 BE PREPARED LOS ANGELES W Think you might get maimed in the Christmas shopping rush A travel insurance agency here has made provisions for it Some of the agencys policy vending machines will issue a Si policy paying up to S5000 to holders who lose life sight or limb in holiday bargainbase ment brawls NEW YORK APIPresident Kennedy called Wednesday for a lowering of tariffs in a new and bold program to frustrate Com munist plans for economic encir clement of the West He urged US cooperation with the European Common Market along with lower tariffs to stimu late trade among friendly nations If the nations of the West can agree on n common program of action as extraordinary in eco nomic history as the North Atlan ic Treaty Organization was un precedented in military history he President said the long ange Communist aim of dividing ind encircling us all is doomed to ailure am is it necessary or desirable hat we join the Common Market alter our concepts of political sov ereignty establish a rich mans rading community abandon our raclitional mostfavored nation olicy create an Atlantic free rade area or impair in any way our close economic ties with Can ada Japan and the rest of the ree world he said Kennedy picked a conference of industrialists to preview in broad erms the authority he will seek from Congress to give him greater freedom in bargaining for tariff favors That authority would reduce lev ies on some US imports and in crease foreign competition with US industry But Kennedy said in a speech delivered for the National Associa tion of Manufacturers congress of American industry Economic isolation and political leadership are wholly incompatible He said that reciprocal cuts in tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic would increase US sales abroad He called for economic coopera tion between the United States and the European Common Market an association of six nations in which Great Britain has applied for membership Some 90 per cent of free world industrial production may soon be concentrated in these two great markets he said Decides not to try for orbit in 61 WASHINGTON UPI Tha pace agency said Wednesday the first attempt to put an American astronaut into orbit iiround the earth will be made early next year rain wasnt brcchtshof stopping at Al akcn hie this month Marine LI Col John H Glenn Jr the shopping days left 4rj i uul what could they do astronaut picked for shout Dclerling related smiiIhe pioneering U S venture mgly We had disconnected the had said he was ready emergency braking system They Glenns Mercury space cabin couldnt stop the train had been reported in good shape and the mighty atlas missile which will boost it into orbit is on the launching pad Tentative plans not officially confirmed had been made for hurling Glenn into space cither Dec 23 or in the Dec 272829 period Bui the National Aeronautics and Space Admi n i st r a t i o n NASA decided not to make the attempt before 1962 The decision killed hopes of getting an American in orbit in SAME lllc samc veir in which the Rus ialcl department Flgurei Sians did it twice Case of the Frisky Farmall Tractor on the loose NEW HAMPTON A run away tractor was the vil lain in the story of a freak accident near here Tuesday evening Just after dark Marlin Wandersheid 7 driving a tractor and pulling a wagon turned onto Highway 63 two miles south of New Hampton A cardriven by Allen Royse 54 Minneapolis struck the rear of the wagon breaking off the rear wheels Wandersheid was thrown off Ihe tractor The driverless machine then turned into ditch up the other side and througha pulling thefront wheels of the wagon The tractor went into a field made a wide circle came through another part of the fence down into the ditch again up onto the highway and struck another car which had stopped at the scene of the accident The car struck was owned by J P Landman SO Way zata Minn who had stepped out of it to see if he could help Ace ording to Chickasaw County Sheriff Galen Folkers Landman said he heard the tractor approaching he saw it come up out of ditch and hit his thought it was someone work ing late in the field Wandersheid son of Mr and Mrs Wilfred Wandersheid and Royse were taken to New Hampton Hospital with minor injuries Both were in good condition Both cars and the tractor which flipped over after its second collision were heavily damaged   

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