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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                Democrats wont kill work law So says survey of legislators By CHAD SKACGS DES MOINES AP AI though Democrats will contro the 1965 Iowa Legislature the appear unlikely to carry ou their platform promise to re peal the socalled righttowor law The measure prohibits an labor contract which require union membership as a condi dition qf getting or keeping job There is plenty of sentimen among legislators to amend th law but Democrats themselve are split on whether to repea it outright The 19M Iowa Democrat platform has this to say on th subject The time has come for labo policies that further economi development Iowas labor fore is a bulwark of Iowas stabl economy A prosperous an skilled labor force also is a vi tal part of a program of eco nomic development In recognition of this th Democratic party of Iowa rec ommends action to repeal th socalled righttowork law Repeal of the law would leav the field open except for feder al restrictions It would allow contracts requiring that persons hired be union members before they begin work in the socalled closed shop Democratic G o v Haroli Hughes has said he doesn want to go this far He has called only for amendment the law and concedes that his position is not identical to the Democratic platform The Associated Press in questionnaire sent to all who will sit in the 1965 legislature found opposition to repeal of the law strong in the Senate anc moderate but prevailing in the House However a majority of legis lators replying to the question naire indicated they favored tome change in the measure One modification which has been suggested would allow la bor contracts requiring employ es to join a union within a given time after they are employed but not requiring union mem bership prior to or immediately upon employment Another proposed change would allow contracts requiring nonunion employes to pay to the union representing tfiem the amount they would pay in dues if they were a union member Such a contract while not re quiring union membership would enforce financial support of the union Some lawmakers indicated they would favor such an amendment if it carried some guarantee that the fees paid would not be used for political purposes There were sugges tions that the employe be al lowed to claim a refund if he is opposed to a political party or candidate to which the union contributes There was no indication that sentiment among 1965 lawmak ers has jelled into support of any particular modification None of the suggested changes would require that a worker be long to a union But some would allow collective bargain ing agreements which themselv es could require union member ship or financial support as a condition of employment The newspaper that malces a 11 No rth o wq neighbors Home Edition VOL IM MASON CITY IOWA TUISDAY DECEMBER 1H4 copyjlhl niMUU at Two AHoelitM PrtM Full NO in Wreck takes its 7th life No sermons New Years Eve coffee sessions for teens By ROBERT COOKE PASADENA Calif AP New Years Eve traditionally a time for blowing off steam could be a little different this year in Pasadena where churchmen hope the steam will be constructive interesting and sober prior to Rose Bowl festivi ties Their idea Get the kids off the street and let em talk Young people seeking action on New Years Eve can find it at five allnight coffee houses opened by the Pasadena area churches Their main product will be talk The topic Any thing Called the Lets Talk Coffee House Project its goal is to draw young people in for coffee folk singing and bull sessions but no sermons The five locations are on Colo rado Boulevard where young people and families as svcll begin reserving curb space ear ly New Years Eve for the Tour nament of Roses parade on New Years Day The curb sitters especially the older teenagers usually take their fun as they find it and it sometimes leads to trou ble Staffing each of the coffee houses will be at least one min ister and one or more seminary students from nearby Clare mont or Pasadena The men behind the idea are the Rev George B Erickson minister of education al a South Pasadena church and R Don ald Weber assistant to the pres ident of Fuller Theological Sem inary in Pasadena The church ought to do something about collegeage kids wandering around town on New Years Eve looking for something to do Weber sug gested We hope tlie conversation will cover some pretty deep subjects said Erickson They emphasized that the project is being run on a by guessandbygosh basis and that they wonder how are ever going to get the kids to come in Erickson said Sometimes he said WR think there will be so many we will have a hard time keeping them out I think we can have some good talks Railroad strike in the South Over laying off firemen WASHINGTON AP brotherhood of Locomotiv iremen and Enginemen callec a surprise strike Tuesda against the Southern Railwa lystem spanning 13 states and the District of Columbia Spokesmen for the AFLCIO union claimed several hour after the strike began at 6 am hat the walkout was 75 per cen ffective The strike in a dispute ovei he operation of some traim without firemen caught govern ment officials by surprise A spokesman for the Nations Mediation Board which handle ailroad labor disputes declinec o speculate whether the gov rnment would intervene A spokesman for Secretary of rabor W Willard Wirtz said he ad no plans to step in immedi tely D W Brosnan president of he railroad said the strike was ailed without notice apparent y because Southern is opera ng freight and yard engines ithout firemen only when no remen are available Brosnan said Southern has otified all its firemen that none be eliminated except by romotion retirement or dis missal for cause J W Jennings vice president f the union said the railroad arted running some engines ithout firemen last Saturday espite an agreement to meet an 13 to negotiate the issue Fumes claim Miller 74 of Algona ALGONA Ralph Miller 74 president of the Iowa State Bank of Algona until his retire ment in 1952 died Tuesday at St Ann Hospital here Miller had been ill since Nov 22 when he and his wife were found in their home overcome by fumes which filled the house after a flue became plugged His wife remains in critical con dition as a result of the asphyxi ation A native of Cass County Mil ler grew up in Armstrong He served as bookkeeper at the bank there and as bookkeeper and cashier at the First Nation al Bank in Estherville before he joined the State Banking De partment in 1921 He was an examiner for the State Banking Department until 1932 when he became associat ed with the bank in Algona Survivors include his widow and two sisters Mrs Herman Lorcnz of Estherville and Mrs Vern Smith of Sioux City Services are pending North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy and colder Tuesday night occasional light mow causing haiardevs driving conditions lows in lew 20s Partly cUwdy and colder Wed nesday in upper Va Weather details en Mfe 1 Reports of picketing came in various points along the 4state Southern system which services such cities as Washing ton Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Memphis St Louis and Louisville the carrier began violating our contract at am Dec 26 the brotherhood refrained from strike action un til Tuesday so that holiday travelers would not be strand said in his state ment He said the carrier could have precipitated the crisis as early as Nov 13 1964 when proce dures of the Railway Labor Act would have permitted either side to move on its own on the issue In addition to the issue of op erating locomotives without firemen or helpers as they are frequently called since die sel units became common the union is pushing demands for changes in rules on overtime pay awayfromhome expenses wage and work guarantees paid holidays and other matters Notions death toll hits 578 Photofax POPEIN SUGAR This figure of Pope VI has gone on display in a Beirut candy store with a thirtythree dollar price tag Ismet Mohammed Ghrawi said he made the figure of sugar set on a base of glazed chestnuts to mark the brief stopover in Lebanon by Pope Paul when he flew to Bombay earlier this year CHICAGO AP The tions traffic deaths over weekend totaled highest toll for na the 578 second a threeday Christmas holiday weekend The record toll for a threeday Christmas holiday period is 609 set in 1955 MONRONfY CONFIDENT WASHINGTON on Sen A S Mike Monroncy of Oklaho ma believes the race for the assistant Senate Democratic leadership will end with his own selection as K compromise 120 more rescued in Congo LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo AP White mercenaries and Congolese troops Tuesday cap ured Wamba and rescued more han 120 white hostages But hey reported about 10 white hos ages were slaughtered by Con golese rebels and parts of their flesh eaten during Christmas The mercenaries seized Warn two hours after dawn Tues ay morning following a drive of more than 250 miles northeast rom Stanleyville former capi al of t he Communistbacked ebel Congolese Peoples Re ublic The column radioed back that etween 120 and 150 European ostages of the rebels had been ound alive But the mercena ies said that they had discov red the rebels had butchered everal whites on Christmas Day The radio message gave few details It did not say whether the rescue column had encoun tered any rebel resistance al Wamba or whether it had suf fered any casualties Reports from Stanleyville said about 70 mercenaries and a force of Con golese soldiers had taken part in the operation 6000 in town lost to Reds Pear for lives in Viet Nam SAIGON Viet Nam Cong guerrillas seized a coasta town packed with 6000 Roman Catholic refugees Tuesday anc still held it at nightfall agains attacks by Americansupportec Vietnamese armed forces The Viet Cong shot down three US helicopters and wounded six Americans early in theaction at Binh Ghia 40 miles eastsputheast of Saigcyi One of the helicopters was de strbyed The others were re covered While troops closed in by road and air Vietnamese warplanes loosed bombs and rockets on Viet Cong emplacements tha spewed lines of machine gun tracer bullets aloft The pilots said they believed they knocked out several guns Government authorities ex pressed fear for the safety of the refugees as well as the townspeople for the Viet Cong bad suffered heavily in an at ack on Binh Ghia Dec 5 The guerrillas were believed to be out for revenge Another Red band overran government outpost 15 miles southwest of Saigon They tilled 10 and wounded 13 of the 13man garrison and ran off the rest in a twohour fight Binh Ghia is near the seaside resort and regional military headquarters of Cap St Jac ques where Lt Gen Nguyen ihanh and his general staff held a conference Tuesday on he dispute about military inter in South Viet Nams fledgling civilion government The talks apparently are limed at ending the deadlock with the United States What effect the Binh Ghia ight may have had on their de iberations was not immediately ivident A settlement assuring stable iviuan rule could mean quick release by Washington of extra MISS BURNETT BACK NEW YORK jfjCarol Bur nelt is back at work after 10 weeks of treatment for a back and neck injury which she says resulted from five years of comedienne snowed up Monday for a re hearsal of the CBSTV program Entertainers V military and economic aid esti mated at million for step ping up the war Talks con cerning this aid have been tem porarily suspended Inside The Globe North Iowa news 3 SEVEN and volunteers begin separating wreckage of cartruck accident in which seven persons were killed west of Waterloo Photofnx han 1 robbers in two holdups Editorials Cltar Lake news 5 Sports news Society news n Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics BUFFALO NY AP unmen strolled into the city reasurers office Tuesday luggedthe treasurer and es caped with in taxcollec ion money of which was n cash The robbery was the nations econd major one in two days Three robbers fled from a church Monday with an estima ted from two Brinks Inc guards in Chicago A Brinks truck was to have picked up the Buffalo money half an hour after the gunmen described as white and in their 30s entered the office of City Treasurer Melvin W Elliott at about am Mae D Wicks chief taller and a city employe for 28 years said one walked to her cage pointed a revolver at her and said This is no bull I want the bag She was putting in checks written to the city treas urer and not negotiable and the I just dropped under the counter and pushed the alarm and I stayed there until the rest of the girls came to my cage Elliott walked up to the cage unaware that the holdup was in progress One man he said struck him on the left side of the head I went to one knee Elliott said Then he vaulted the top of the cage grabbed the bag with Mondays receipts and then jumped back AS Genet president of jacket donned it and averting Brinks and Donald Hoagland vice president said in a joinl statement the oss was only an estimate and that a more accurate figure will be avail able late Wednesday Hoagland said a very large portion of the loss was in checks probably recoverable He would not estimate how much of the loss was in cash The jfunds were insured he said 1 The gunmen invaded the a jj v a u c U IIJL robbers down a church rectory in suburban Nor corndor and fled through the ridge on Chicagos northwest main doors of City Hall Patrolman Thomas J Wright followed the pair into the street He said he fired one shot at the gunmens fleeing automobile and believed he hit it The car stolen earlier Tuesday found abandoned half a away jedge tied up awaited the was mile The robbery at Divine Savior Church Monday was a virtual replay of last weeks halfmil liondollar holdup at a church two priests arrival of and the Brinks truck making its rounds of customer collections When the truck arrived they am bushed a guard slugged him and tied him up and drove the truck away The gunmen wore Hollowcen masks and a ski hood After thay tied up the guard and priests in the rectory one removed the guards his face gained entry to the locked truck from the unsus peeling Brinks driver Inside the gunman took over the vehicle and let in an accom plice They held the driver at gunpoint while driving away from the rectory as the third man followed in the car In the Paterson robbery three gunmen wearing Halloween masks robbed a bank truck while it was picking up the Sun day collection at St Anthonys Catholic ChurcH The bandits made off with the truck contain ing after binding four priests and guards who entered the rectory to pick up the cash Joseph W Totlingham assist ant manager of Brinks Chicago office said he was unable to was glven Stafford the ruck driver to patrolmen and Quentin T Parker assistant po estimate Monday doc considered for This is one of tha the will introduce in the fall of 1965 The car the 1920s Boy 5 dies of injuries Worst crash of the year WATERLOO 5year old boy died Tuesday joining ils parents grandparents Brother and sister as victims of owas worst traffic accident of the year The seven lives were snuffed out as a result of a cartruck at the west city limits of Waterloo Monday All were killed outright in the accident except James Kendall who clung to life although mconscious for more than 19 hours at a Cedar Falls hospital The parents of the boy Will iam Edward Kendall 32 of Denver Colo his wife Mary Lou 32 and two chil dren William Jr 9 and Sarah months The grandparents Everett ierald Horner 65 of DCS Moincs and his wife Mildred Bernice 64 Mrs Kendall was heir daughter AH of the dead were riding in the Horner car which was head ed east about pm as a westbound truck driven by Les letStafford 59 of Versailles Mo approached said the twolane High way 20 just within the Waterloo city limits was slick The High way Patrol said the car eered onto the snowcovered shoulder of the highway and the driver then apparently steered to get back on the road when it skidded into the path of the ruek The truck knocked the auto nto a ditch and piled on top of t in such a heap that a Na ional Guard vehicle with a crane was needed to separate he wreckage Stafford suffered only minor injuries The acridcnt was a tragic end o some holiday visiting Kendall was employed by ife insurance firm in Denver The family spent Christmas at lome then boarded a train for 3cs Moines arriving Saturday o spend the weekend with the lorners Then all look off Monday morning in the 1963 model Horn er car for Cresco to see Mrs SHen Burgess and her husband fohn Mrs Burgess is another Horner daughter A third daughter is Mrs Mar garet Wood of San Diego Calif vidow of Air Force Lt John owner who was a football star it the University of Iowa from 949 to 1951 The Homers Kendalls and Burgesses all had planned to Mrs Wood and her family n San Diego next week On Dec 4 official at Veterans Administration in DCS Moincs leld a retirement party for He had 20 years of serv ce as an adjudication officer for hat agency in charge of duties the He stolen was a amount said it chain store truck which picks up funds for deposit from chain stores small businesses filling stations and churches We dont knor how much money was taken Lt George Grubcr of the Norridge police said We wont know until after an inventory of the guards calls has been completed Woman killed near Gladbrook GLADBROOK moth er was killed and her son was injured Tuesday in a twocar crash on an icy blacktop road about eight miles north of here Dead was Mrs Ralph Utter back of Toledo Her son Bill 10 was repotted in good condition by a hospital at Grundy Center A dealing with veterans compen Horner ation and pensions hen retired Dec 5 After the visit at Cresco he was to have returned to DCS Hoines for a physical examina ion Wednesday An account of the fatal acci at Veterans Hospital ice chief of Waterloo He said ho had drivon from Missouri with a load of posts which were delivered at New and he wrs en route to Warren County to pick up a load uf corn at Liberty Center to be hauled back to Missouri He told Parker he saw the Horner car and knew there was going to be a crash and ducked for the floor I AM I   

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