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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             s North Iowas Daily Newspaper GLOBE VOL 102 The newspaper that all North lowans PO acd United PrCSS mternUona FuU Lease Wires MASON CITY JOWA SATURDAY MARCH 31 W2 HOME EDITION n ei g h bo rs 10c a Paper tonssits of Two One No 44 Another look at railroads Work rules in limelight By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTONRailroad op erating unions and representa tives of management begin ne gotiations on work rules in Chi cago on Monday The work rules dispute stands just where it did on Oct 17 I960 with one important excep tion The public has been heard from Almost a year and a half ago both management and the op erations unions agreed to sub mit their workrules conflict to astudy commission Manage ment had wanted to make this groups findings final and bind ing The unions refused After much much internal dissension the Presidential Railroad Commis sion on Feb 28 made its re port It was what in government is sometimes called a split paper The presidential commission was tripartite with five mem bers representing management five the public and five labor As usually is true of the re ports of such bodies the docu ment Kanded to President Ken nedy represented essentially the recommendations of the public members The Association of American R a i 1 r o ads saidmanagement would accept the report though disappointed in some of the provisions The unions dissented with varying degrees of vehemence report called for sweep ing changes in workrules and reform neglect of a gen eration in regard to wage scales Among the recommenda tions were the ultimate elimina tion of all firemen on freight and yardservice diesel engines longer work days for many railroaders compulsory retire ment at age 65 for all ontrain workers by 1967 The commission recom mended a wage cut for workers at the top of the pay scale On the other hand for those at the bottom roughly threequarters of all rail union workers im provements in wages and hours were urged The report advised the aboli tion of the speed basis of overtime pay under which an employe receives the same pay whether he runs 16Q miles in four hours or in 12 hours and 40 minutes An engineer on the passenger run between New York and Washington now can make the round trip in one calendar day and earn the equivalent of four and a half working days S92 The eventual elimination of firemen on diesel freight and yard trains and other changes would do away with an esti mated 35000 to 45000 jobs ac cording to the report The operating unions sharply dis agreed calling the document an assault on 80000 jobs About 210000 ontrain employes are represented by the operat ing unions and hence are direct ly involved in the negotiations on work rules which begin in early April A strike in the rail industry is a not impossible outcome of these talks But the purposely intricate machinery of the Rail way Labor Act would put off that eventuality for many months When the commissions report was issued President Kennedy said that survival of the rail roads as a healthy industry depends to a large extent upon the cooperative ability of unions and management to modernize and improve their services and practices while keeping in mind the human aspect of job reduction But the railroads already are caught in a financial squeeze more severe than any since the Great Depression And as in the 1930s doubt about the ability of rail carriers to survive without public as sistance is widespread With the public interest now solidly on the record the unions would appear to be in a weaker bar faining position than they were year and a half ago NIGHTCLUBBING IN husbandISdie Fisher was in New York denying his marriage was breaking up wife Elizabeth Taylor was nightclub bmg in Rome with her leading man Richard Burton 36 Burton plays Anthony to her Cleo patra in the upcoming film Miss Taylor refused to joinEddie in issuing a statement denying the alleged rift Bond debate nears climax WASHINGTON Kennedys willingness to compro mise appears likely to win him Senate support for a plan to pro vide the United Nations with up to million in US funds Although the final details re mained to be wrapped up Ken nedy was reported ready to ap prove a compromise by which Congress would authorize up to million in loans to the United be negotiated pt inter est rates arid set by the President This represents an amalgama tion of administration proposals with substitutes offered by Senate Republicans Many believe it will get topheavy Senate approval The Senate is scheduled to begin debate on it Monday Kennedy originally asked for authority to purchase million in 25year 2 per cent interest UN bonds as financial assistance for UN operations in the Congo and the Middle East The Senate Foreign Relations Committee defeated 8 to 7 a sub stitute proposal by Sens Bourke B Hickenlooper EIowa and George D Aiken RVt for a threeyear loan to the United Na tions at prevailing rates about 35 per cent The committee then approveda proposal for the outright purchase of 525 million in UN bonds with the provision the United States would make additional purchases up to million by matching other nations subscriptions Although the administration re portedly had rounded up a ma jority of Senate votes for thispro posal Kennedy was represented as feeling that US support of the United Nations would be made suspect by any close vote of ap proval In three daysof dickering ad ministration leaders and Senate Republicans got together on the compromise proposal Under its terms the President would be able to fix the interest rates at 2 per cent and extend the loans to 25 years if he chose which is what he asked originally However above million the loans could be made only in amounts matching the total of other nations purchases of bonds or their direct loans N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Reds smuggle cocaine MIAMI Federal agents blamed Cuban Com munists for smuggling worth of Cocaine into this country to raise money demoralize the U S and discredit Cuban refugees Secret army strikes ALGIERS Secret army commandos overran three French army outposts near Orleansville 100 miles west of Algiers and captured 50 soldiers but re leased them seizing their arms Guido to form cabinet BUENOS AIRES Provisional President Jose M Guido was expected to tackle the difficult task of forming a new cabinet completing the turnover that began with Thursdays ouster of President Arturo Frondizi Disarm plans studied n GSiEVA US and Soviet diplomats took their differences to the sidelines of the 17nation disarmament conference to try to find a formula for getting started on detailed disarmament negotiations W Letter among evidence HAVANA A letter purportedly written by a prisoner captured in last years unsuccessful Cuban invasion claims the invaders had been given false and inexact intelligence information The letter was ad mitted into evidence in the mass trial of 1179 prison ers captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion attempt Dry run on atomic inspection WASHINGTON International inspectors will arrive soon at four TJS atomic plants for what a U S spokesman calls a dry run to prove international inspection will work The four peacefuluse reactors opened to the international sleuths for the first time are the graphite research and medical research re actors at the Brookhaven National Laboratory N 1 experimental boiling water reactor at Ar National Laboratory III and the 6rganic cooled and moderated power reactor at Piqua Ohio Ratify steel pact Executives give OK PITTSBURGH The Steel workers Union executive board Saturday approved a new two year contract agreement for the steel industry President David J McDonaU of the union was enthusiastically cheered as he left the executive board session for a larger meet ing of the unions wage policy committee Contract details were to be an nounced later in the day aftei meetings of the United Steelwork ers Unions Executive Board ant WagePolicy Committee It wa reliably reported the agreemen fell within the guides for wage price stability laid down by Presi dent Kennedy The agreement was reported t call for around 10 cents an hour in additional pension vacation and work guarantee benefits bu no pay increase in the first year Pay rates could be renegotiates later for the contracts seconc year Coming a full three months ahead of the June 30 expiration of present contracts they met the administrations expressed wish for an early and noninflationary settlement For steel producers faced with growing competition from stee firms abroad the terms appeared to be the least costly of any in dustry labor contractin many that may be absorbed without price increases For the union the deal repre sented job security gains for workers more worried these days about retaining jobs in an industry hardhit by unemploymentthan obtaining higher earnings The workers already earn an average hour The new contract was expectec to guarantee minimum weekli earnings improved seniority and grievance settlement procedures and extended vacations for longer service employes The nation as well as the com panies and workers have been spared the economic agony of an other steel marked contrast to the record 116day walkout featuring the 1959 steel negotiations This time the prodding of Kennedy and Secre tary of Labor Arthur J Goldberg former counsel for the Steelwork ers off to an early start They came to their reported successful conclusion in six weeks It will take a week or two to translate the general economic terms into signed contracts with the various producing companies covering about 450000 workers in the basic steel industry Tradition ally the terms are applied later to about 500000 other workers in steel fabricating aluminum and iron ore mining industries On the inside Clear Lake News 3 Editorials 4 The Surveyor 5 Church Features67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Sports 1M2 Comics 15 Business News1718 Transit Schedule 18 North Iowa News 20 Not thank you its charge it NEVADA Mo 05VFred Sand ers manager of a department store noticed a woman and her little daughter shopping As they were leaving he handed the child some gum What do you say the woman said to the girl Charge it was the reply SAME Safety Department Figures While FlagMeans No Death iu 21 Hoars SPRING WHERE IS weath erman had warned of the possibility of snow flurries for North Iowa and for a while Saturday morning it really flur ried Abandoning their trikes in favor of a sled are Larry left and Garry r Photolax Price 2yearold twin sons of Mr and Mrs Warren Price 417 3rd NW Larry holds their miniature snowman while Garry tries to decorate its head with a spring flower More than an inch of wet snow fell White bowled over by high court appointment WASHINGTON AP Former AllAmerica halfback Byron R as been ap pointed to the TlsrSupreme Court first team of the nations courts White deputy attorney general was named to the court Friday night by President Kennedy At 44 he will become the court youngest member if hes con iirmed by the Senate for the seat o be vacated Sunday by Justice Charles E Whittaker who is re iring on doctors orders White said he was bowled over bythe nomination The first Senate reaction to The Weather owa Considerable cloudiness Satiirday night with occasion al light snow continuing east portion lows in the 20s north east to the lower 30s south west Partly cloudy Sunday with little change in tempera tures GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 42 Minimum 25 Precipitation i Snow Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 23 STUDENTS PICKET IOWA CITY Peace Union SPU members at he University of Iowa picketed he office of President Virgil Handier Friday protesting com uilsory military training at the chool White was favorable Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Mon tana ssud he couldnt be happier Senate Republican Leader Ever ett M Dirksen of Illinois de scribed White as one of those solid people who makes a de cision and stands by it White has had no experience on the bench but said the bar association has rated White as exceptionally well qualified for his new responsibilities WHIZZER WHITE MORE EXILED SEOUL Korea UPI The Republic of Koreas military junta Saturday sent 1285 more persons into political exile in cluding a former premier and the former head of the junta itself It brought the total of hose forbidden from engaging in political activities to 4192 Elthon in bid for state Senate seat DES MOINES UP Leo ilthon Fertile made it of icial Friday He filed nomina ion papers for the Republican nomination for state senator in he 45th District comprising Howard Mitchell and Worth counties Sen Lynn Potter DCresco also filed for reelection in the ame district He has been epresenting the old Howard Vinneshiek district If successful in capturing the eat Elthon would be the first owan ever to win after serv ng as governor Eithon 63 was elected lieu enant governor in 1952 and ad vanced to the governorship ftv 22 1954 when Gov W S Beardsley was killed iti an auto accident Elthon served as governor for 53 days then be came lieutenant governor again in 1955 No former governor has served in the Iowa Legislature in this century Three did in the last cen tury however William M Stone of Knoxville who was governor from 1864 to 1868 was Marion County represent ative in 1878 Cyrus Carpenter of Fort Dodge 18721876 was Webster County representative in 1884 Joshua Newbold of Hillsboro 18771878 was Henry County representative in 1880 Elthon served 20 years in the state Senate before becom ing lieutenant governor However Rep George Meader Micha member ofthe House Judiciary Committee disagreed He saifl the President had de livered the court a devastating blow by appointing a totally un qualified political minion to a post regarded by every lawyer and every citizen as the acme of legal attainment The appointment was the latest of many honors for White He was graduated as valedic torian of the 1938 class at the Uni versity of Colorado He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and won a Rhodes scholarship But when he joined the admin istration as No 2 man in the Jus ice Department under the Pres idents brother Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy White was best nown nationally as Whizzer kVhite the spectacular 190pound lalfback who led Colorado to the Cotton Bowl in 1938 He played that fall for the Pittsburgh Steel of the National Football xague In 7939 white taking off a fear to study at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar White met the Kennedy brothers Their father Joseph P Kennedy then was am bassador to the Court of St Jamess When he returned to the United States White began working his way through Yale Law School by playing professional football with he Detroit Lions and won AllPro lonors his first year The war interrupted his football career He was a naval intelli gence officer in 1943 in the Solomons when Kennedy returned 6 the Pacific base after his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer After the war White got his aw degree hung up his football spikes and became law clerk for he iate Chief Justice Fred M Vmson for the 194647 court team Kennedy had just been elected o Congress and his office was right across the street from Whites But while Kennedy chose to stay in politics White went back p Colorado to become a corpora ion lawyer in Denver Then in 1960 when Kennedy de cided to run for president White organized the KennedyforPresi dent group in Colorado that won for Kennedy 27 of the states 42 delegates in the national Demo cratic convention During the cam paign he headed tfie national Vol unteers for Kennedy If he is confirmed White will ecome the fifth Democrat on the nineman Supreme Court An Episcopalian White is mar ried to the former Marion Stearns whose father Dr Robert L Stearns was once president of the University of Colorado They have two children Charles 8 and Nancy 3 Flood crests roll on Optimism at Waterloo BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The long and tiring battle against spring floods continued across northern Iowa Saturday with residents along the Cedar River in the northeast and the 3ig Sioux River in the northwest hreatened by surging waters TheCedar River forced aboub 100 families from their homes during the night as it surged into the town of Cedar City northeast of Waterloo Cedar Falls Waterloo and Evansdale officials expressed op iimism that reinforced dikes built by volunteers working through the night in some areas would turn back the Cedar Riv ers surging waters The Cedar was up to 1920 feet at Waterloo in a race toward a 1935foot crest expected Saturday afternoon Officials were confident the flood works would contain a crest of as much as 21 feet The prospect of a prolonged crest on the Big Sioux River possibly stretching over several floodweary residents of Sioux City who had just won a battle against the Floyd River The Big Sioux threatens ivest sections of Sioux City al ready was at record highs at Hawarden about 40 miles up stream but was causing little damage there Police at Hawarden said the main threat appeared to be Dry eek which drains into the Big 5ioux but was backing up near bankful because of the Big Sioux mighty current The river reached 233 feet at Hawarden during the night a foot above the alltime high recorded in i960 The river also was still rising at Akron after reaching a record high of 22 feet Officials indicated that it would be late Saturday before the high water at Hawarden reached Sioux ity But they said another Hood also is pushing down the river from still farther north The crest of that flood still hasnt reached Sioux Falls SD officials said and predicted it would not arrive at Sioux City for at least four days The result will be a long flat crest at Sioux Cityextending over four or five days according to estimates by the Army Engineers Officials said they were not able o predict the peak level of the Big Sioux at Sioux City from the atest threats but many families already were moving out of their lomes in lowlands in west tions of Sioux City Officials said about 180 families n the Riverside area along the Big Sioux could be affected The exodus from that area came as residents evacuated from along the Floyd River earlier in the week returned to their homes as the Floyd dropped rapidly after cresting at midnight Thursday North of Sioux City there was heavy flooding of lowlands in the Hawarden area and several fann ers were forced from their homes Police said however that the town appeared to be in no danger despite the record level of the Big Sioux there The Little Sioux River at Spen cer climbed to 1425 feet during the night but no serious flooding occurred Predictions call for a crest of nearly 16 feet on Sunday The Cedar River was rising steadily during the night but of ficials in the Waterloo area ap peared confident it would not go past the 20foot level which would be necessary to cause severe flooding However most of the residents of Cedar City left their homes when the flood waters from the Cedar flowed into basements and around houses in that town which is located on low ground Most moved in with friends or relatives A few sought refuge in high school gymnasiums pre pared for evacuated families At Waterloo the river flowed over the ball park and into the grounds around the Waterloo Dairy Cattle Congress auditorium Several horses in the auditorium were taken to safety and flood water lapped into the home and flower building One lowland home surrounded by water caughtfire and burned as firemen were unable to reach it The home was owned by Rus sell Sapp The Cedar River sent about   

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