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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 8, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for the Th VOL 100 newspaper that makes ail MASON North neighbors HOME EDITION One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KCLO I2i pm d KWfO Oeoorab 12401 pro Sun WOI Ames UO fuei 3K Its an era of crisis for our unions LABOR MOVEMENT in A United States enters the new year with a whole bundle of worries One of them is open dissension in its own ranks An other is lack of rankandfile zeal such as marked the New Deal days Still another is the specter of unemployment bornof grow ing automation As editor of the newspaper which was prime mover in bringing the first union to my community I hope I can deal with this subject in a manner which will be accepted as not unfriendly to the union concept Before last months AFLCIO convention in Miami there were reports that the marriage was going to break up Despite sur face indications of harmony strong feelings between the two have persisted Member unions have raided each other and staged violent jurisdictional dis putes Its no secret that President George Meany and Vice Presi dent Walter Keuther of the par ent organization have love for each other Reuther makes no attempt to concealhis belief that drooping membership and jurisdictional controversies stem from Meanys inept leadership As the Florida convention came to a close it was plain however that Reuther bad de enter the arena against Meany Meany ran theshowand Reu ther publicly deferred to his leadership For the most part he dodged the limelight At Reuthers prodding the delegates voted a fund for a new member drive The key issue of the gatheringwas how to settle jurisdictional disputes between craft and industrial unions Reu ther favored a tough arbitration machinery that would if need be refer disputed matterstothe courts for final adjudication When Reuthers proposal deadlocked in the 29member executive council Meany took a hand and kept the group in session until a compromise could be reached at 4 oclock in the morning Although there was some sen timent for taking back the ousted Teamsters Union Menny would have none of this as long as Jimmy Hoffa is its head man He shoved through a reso lution against admitting tainted unions Despite the superficial appear ance of sweetness and light at the Miami convention there were unmistakable manifesta tions of rumblings from within the vast organization Thestorm flags are up A crisis iies ahead perhaps as Clark Kerr president of the University of California has it a series of crises lies ahead Along with head of a great University Doctor Kerr is recognized as an authoritative voice in matters pertaining to labor unions He has made a scholarlystudy of the labor movement and is concerned with its survival as a dynamic force in maintaining our dem ocratic institutions Recently the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions published a 75page report titled The Decline of the Labor Move ment and What Can Be Done About It President Kerr pro vided a stimulating foreword to the little volume with Solo mon Barkin directing the report proper This distinguished study cen ter at Santa Barbara Calif is a nonprofit educational enter prise established and financed by the Fund for the Republic Its purpose is to promote the principles of individual liberty as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Con stitution Later in this visit with you I shall center attention on the body of the report but for a time I should like to identify and describe at least briefly some of the problems that labor Continued on Page 2 No 79 WHERE THREE CHILDREN DIED Smoldering rums are all thats left of farm home near Ridgeway where three children of Mr andMrs Richard Engel hardt died Dead are Dean 3 Alan 2 and Linda 1 Photofax Parents suffering from shock were taken to Cresco hospital where their fourth child was born prema turely Monday morning 3 children perish in farm house fire near Ridgeway RIDGEWAY A farm home that once rang with the shouts of Lttle children was a pile of ashes Monday and the three lit tle children that lived there were dead Authorities said all three suf focated in a fire that broke out S uji d a y while their par ents were in the barnyard doing chores The victims were Dean 3 Allen 2 and Linda 1 the chil three miles southwest of this Winneshiek County town The Englehardts were hospital ized at Cresco with shock Of ficers said after they discovered the fire Mrs Engelhardt rushed into tHe house and found the bodies of the boys but attempts to revive them failed The body of the girl was found by firemen from Ridgew ay She had crawled to within five feet of the kitchen door before she collapsed It was believed the blaze in the twostory frame home was LINDA 1 caused by an overheated wood burning stove Bodies of the children were taken from the house before it was leveled by the fire Firemen prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings on the farm Russell Bakken Ridgeway fire chief who arrived at the scene five minutes after the alarm was turned in said There was more smoke than anything else when we got there E L Bradley of the Bradley Funeral Home said the children had not been burned and that death was caused by asphyxiation When the childrens parents were taken to the Cresco hospital friends here immediately started a fund to help provide relief for the Engelhardts who also lost their possessions in the fire Funeral services for the chil dren were set for 2 pm Tues day at the Cresco Methodist Churchl An investigation of the blaze by the State Fire Marshals of fice was held1 Monday V 5u TT Mother gives birth to son prema and Mrs Rich ard Engelhardt lost three chil dren in the fire at their farm home Sunday but they gained a son on Monday Mrs Engelhardt gave birth prematurely to a son at St Jo STRIKE POSSIBLE NEW YORK American World Airways faces a strike by its pilots at any time after midnight Monday but the Airline Pilots Association has iven no indication if or when here will be a walkout News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Another Echo set CAPE CANAVERAL attempt will be made this week to inflate a 13story tall space sphere high above the Bahama Islands after ithas been rocketed aloft folded inthe nose of a Thor missile The experiment isto try out techniques for launch ing an advancedEcho communications satellite Currency pool drawn up WASHINGTON A 10power agreement to bolster the stability ofthe dollar and other moneys of nonCommunist nations through a cur rency pool was announced by the International Mone tary Fund Subject to ratification by Congress and the other parliaments the pool will give the IMF a huge reserve from which any of the 10 nations may draw to meet temporary and unusual drains on their gold and foreign exchange reserves Ferdinands son dies t VIENNA Prince Max Hohenberg 60 son of the man whose murder touched off World War I died here Hohenbergs father was Austrian Haps burg Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose murder by Slav nationalists June 28 1914 at Sarajevo was the signal for the 191418 conflict Governorvisits reserves DES MOINES Gov Norman Erbe flew to Missouri and Oklahoma to visit Iowa Army Reserve units recently called to active duty Soys US promised troops WASHINGTON The brother of Vietnamese presidentHngo Dmh Diem said the United States offered two months ago to send troops to Viet Nam and that the offer would be accepted if necessary r sephs Mercy Hospital Monday morning Dr Peter Kepros the ily physician said the weighed a little more here fain baby than four pounds and was listed in fair condition Mrs Englehardt who suf fered smoke poisoning was in good condition he added Her husband who was treated for released from the hospital Monday morning Sukarno escapes third attempt on his life MAKASSAR Indonesia President Sukarno escaped un harmed from a bomb explosion Sunday night while winding up a fourday barnstorming tour to whip up support in the Celebes for his plans to seize West New Guinea from the Dutch It was the third attempt in re cent years to assassinate the In donesian leader The bomb killed three persons and injured 25 others in a crowd watching the president arrive for a speech It exploded a few hun dred yards behind his motorcade Visibly shaken he addressed a student rally shortly afterward This morning he inspected a mili tary base outside this South Celebes city There were no indications of any arrests but military precau tions and security were strength ened in Makassar the probable jumpingoff point for any invasion of DutchNew Guinea Until recently the Makassar area also was a center of rebels opposing Sukarnos government SAME Uowa Department Figures North Partly cloudy with scattered snow flurries arid colder Monday night lows 10 15 below Generally fair and cold Tuesday highs 5 Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Monday night with scattered snow flurries lows 515 below Generally fair and cold Tues day highs 510 Further out look Partly cloudy with occa sional snow flurries and con tinued cold Wednesday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures willaverage 10 to 15 degrees below normal Tuesday through Saturday with readings much colder at beginning of period and slowly moderatingunvard the end of the week Normal lows 4 to 10 in northern Iowa 10 to 15 in southern Iowa Normal highs in the 20s in northern Iowa in the 30s elsewhere Precipitation will average less than 10 of an inch L in northwest Iowa and 10 to 20 of an inch elsewhere occurringas occasional snow mostly in the latter part of the week Minnesota Much colder windy snow flurries Highs Tuesday 0 to 10 below GlobeGazette weather data io 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation 90 dead in rail smashup Worst ever in Holland WOERDEN Netherlands AP Two passenger trains collided dense fog near here Monday and Netherlands Railways an nounced that 90 persons p e r ished It was the worst train disaster m this countrys history The Dutch news agency report sd earlier that 50 persons had injured A r fanners wife iving near the disaster scene said ambulances had streamed away carrying at least 200 injured to nearby hospitals Priests nuns firemen police soldiers and uninjured passengers helped in rescue work i Metal workers used acetylene orches to cut into the tangled masses of coaches which were reported to have carried about 500 passengers Fifty doctors toiled over the asualties Watch dogs were used to guard piles of luggage One of the trains was an ex ress enroute from the northern Dutch town of Leeuwarden to Rotterdam The other was a com muter train headed in the oppo ite direction from Rotterdam to Amsterdam The express was due to reach a switching point at am and the commuter train at It was in this threeminute interval hat they hit Visibility was about 20 yards Most of the victims were re ported in the crouded train from Leeuwarden The express is usually crowded on Monday morn ings by people returning to work in the metropolitan area from weekends in the northern residen tial provinces was unlikely that many for eigners were involved The Dutch all light programs and it played sen ous musicr interrupted at times by news bulletins on the crash Nine coaches were from the express and threefrom the commuter train One mowec down a transformerstation as il rolled down an embankment The fog was per sons living near the scene were puzzled when theyr heard the col ision We could see nothing in the dense fog said the farmer wife Mrs Van Ossterom We thought at first a plane had crashed but later we heard iron rating and realized that two rains had crashed Almost im mediately afterward crying peo sle came stumbling toward our arm Officials speculated that one of he engineers may have missed a warning signal in the fog On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 6 North fowa News 8 Society News 101112 Sports1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Clear Lake News 19 Transit Schedule 20 up Sunrise Sunset Trace GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Jan 7 Maximum Minimum 19 Elder Kennedy leaves hospital WEST PALM BEACH Fla UP P Kennedy father of Jje President was from St Marys Hospital Mon day Kennedy former ambassador to England entered the hospital Dec 19 after suffering a stroke Unofficial reports said an ox ygen tent and hospital bed were installed in the Kennedy Palm Beach winter home 4 UNDER GUARDGeraldCo velli 39 Chicago is being held under heavy protective guard by the US Justice Depart ment He is expected to testi fy againstfive former asso ciates charged with a whisky theft in 1958 Federal agents said there is under world talk of a 520000 mofa price on Uprising in Nepal CALCUTTA India UPI An armed uprising has started against King t Mahendras re gime in Nepal with heavy casu ilties on both sides it was re ported here Monday Reports from Darjeeling an Indian town on the Nepal bor der said fighting Had occurred n eastern and western parts o he Himalayan kingdom At least three Nepal police posts have been taken over by nationalists the reports said The reports followed a state ment by King Mahendra in Kat mandu Friday that his politica opponents were trying to seize power He said the opponent were acting behind the sanctu ary of aforeign power The king presently is enter taining Premier U Nu of Burm who is on a state visit to Nepa recentlysigned borde agreements with Communir Ctiina after receiving financis aid from Peiping Mahendra has been runnin Nepal under direct royal rul for the past 13 months On Dec 15 I960 he dismissed the gov eminent of former premier B P Koirala and suspended par liamerit Airliner pursued by jets Forced down in Russia ISTANBUL Turkey AP A Belgian Sabenajet airliner car Ting 27 persons from Tehran to stanbul landed at a Soviet air ield Monday after We re being pursued by Russian Sabena authorities in Istanbul and in Brussels the lines head uarters said the plane was orced by Soviet jets to put down at the city of Yerevan near the ovietTurkish frontier i However the lines manager in Tehran Walter Devros said a adio compass had failed and the ilot Cmdr Freddy Moureau re luested permission to make the andihg By Devros account the Soviet craft merely escorted the liner to Yerevan He said plans are for t to proceed to Istanbul 850 miles west of Yerevan as soon as are completed The plane carried 19 passengers and eight crew members Devros said all were reported safe Among the passengers was American identified only asr a Mr Howen flying to Europe romithe Far East Sabena authorities in Brussels said the Russians had buzzed the airliner and that at least two ighters were involved While Devros insisted that the plane landed voluntarily other airport sources at Tehran Irans capital said they had heard the lof radioing distress calls They reported he radioed An kara Airport that he was being followed by four Soviet MIGs and repeating that m e s g e three times then said the MIGs had ordered him to follow them down They are armed and we ara not the pilot was quoted as say ing 28 FEARED LOST DOVER England tfcTwenty eight seamen were feared lost in ihe sinking of theYugoslav Sabac after a midnight collision in the fogshrouded Eng ish Channel Molotov to return to his old post MOSCOW APS ExForeign Minister V M Molotov de nounced as a Stalinist the atest Communist partycongress s returning to his atoms for peace post in Vienna the Foreign Office announced Monday The announcement startled the diplomatic colony in the Soviet apital and led to speculation that italins old lieutenant may have von his battle against expulsion rom the party One of the leaders of the futile putsch against Premier Khrush chev in 1957 Molotov at 71 was seen headed for oblivion after hij recall in November from his job as head of the Soviet delegation to the International Atomic En ergy Agency Molotov and other prominent figures under Stalin were on trial by the party and expulsion gen erally had been expected He was never seen in Curn Nov 12 and the press con tinued to denounce him Diplomats and others had ex pected Molotov and other associ ates would suffer degradation after the attack in the party congress last October REMOVE INJURED fescue work train collision near landsThe comded   

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