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Portsmouth Times (Newspaper) - October 27, 1959, Portsmouth, Ohio Weather Ohio Valley: Cloudy nnrt cooler Io- nium; low .18, Wcdnmday clearing little warmer; hlih 32, Temperature report; Today 11 a.m. 44, minimum 39. maximum 49. Year aco: Maximum M, minimum 41. .Rainfall .13, For 107 Years A Dependable Portsmouth Institution Home Edition Covering SoutJtern Ohio And Northern Kentucky VOLUME 108, No. 187 PHONE: ELmwood 3-3101 PORTSMOUTH, OHIO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1959 Two SecUoilI 18 PAGES Section 1 7- Single 'c Copy Weekly by Carrier DSC, UNION REACH STEEL AGREEMENT Court Riding Awaited On Strike Order 11 Big Companies Say Break Won't Affect United Stand In Fierv Tirade Castro Hints Cuba May Try To Oust U.S. Navy Base (Pholo On Page 9) warrant of Maj, Hubert Mates, HAVANA (API-Prime Minister; former commander of -lie armed Fidel.. Castro angrily promised a forccs in Camaguey province and wildly cheering crowd of several I. (lRurc ln thc Kovcrn- hund.cd thousand Monday nifiht to PHILADELPHIA re cord 105-day steel strike, its ob stmatcness cracked slightly by r Kaiser Steel Corp. agreement enemiesof his' rev-i thc United Stcelworkcrs, headed elution once again to military tri-' 1 for .-mother showdown today federal court. Thc U.S. 3rd Crrcul Settlement Pegged To Kaiser Pact "Firing squads! FRONT AND BACK. Combination of photos shows thc side of moon seen from thc earth and compares it with thc reverse side pictured by thc Russian interplanetary space station, Tho far side of the moon never before seen by humans, is pictured in a photo released by Tass, thc Soviet news agency. Familiar side (right) has been known to humans for years. (UPI Telcpho'.o.) Historic Feat Lunik Moon Pictures Open Way To Study Space., Soviets Boast Hurth To Close Saturdav After Period Of Loss Leading Area Hotel Termed Victim Of Motels, -Highways i U3O, kin: ww 1.1. The Hurth Hotel at Third and nEcncy, thc successful opera Chlllkothe Sts., the area's leading i 0[ the space vehicle and Its hotel for three decades. Is to close picture-Inking apparatus "opens up broad prospects for studying the planets beyond." A Soviet scientist. Vnslliy Lobns Saturday. Ally. William H. Horr. secretary of the Hurth Hotel Co.. announced! directors decided to close me note! i lts jhot liwusurntcd "because It has not been n most mcthod of study- able operation for a number of, Dianet.wthrough rocket photo- months." "Motels and super highways sounded the death knell for hotels in many communities and brought about thc closing of thf Hurth." Mr. Horr said. With thc announcement of the might Indicate thc area Is covered hotel closing, it also was revealed: mostly with mountains. Tass said, First Photos Indicate Mountains, Few Craters On Hidden Face Of Satellite MOSCOW (AP) Thc 180-mile wide depression nortti Union boasted today that Lunik of the lunar equator "Thc Sea of Ill's history-making transmission Moscow." A bay in the southern of pictures of thc hidden side of part of thc depression was named he moon heralds photographic "Thc Bay of Astronauts." urveys of thc planets beyond. Moscow newspaper today car Tass. the official Soviet news ricd detailed information on the design and operation of Lunik HI. which was launched Oct. 4, took Its pictures during a -tO-mln- ute Oct. 7. then returned from its moon journey Oct. 18 to begin an orbit around the earth. Tass said the 614-pound traveler was between and miles from thc moon when its photographic equipment was switched on. Timed For Photos "Thc taking of thc Tass continued, "was timed so that thc station on Its orbit should be be- tween the moon and thc sun, i tov. said Lunik's transmission ol ing planct-Wthrough rocket photo- graphy." World Gets First Look Thc world got Its first look to- day at thc far side of the moon. Photographs released Monday that thc Presbyterian Church con- sidered the building as a possible home for aged. It was reported that thc Ohio Synod plans a home in southern Ohio and has under consideration t h c hotel property nnd a site at Nclsonvillc. Officials svlth only n few of the craters that pockmark the side the earth sees. First reports indicated the hid- den side of the earth's natural satellite was largely, unmarked plains, "considerably more monot- onous thnn thc side turned toward of church home board inspected j UK. as one announcement the property several months Scientists in America and throughout the world hailed thc Soviet photographs as a remark- able scientific achievement. Many said thc pictures fitted In with their preconceived notions of thc landscape of thc moon's far side. Thc Soviets lost no time nam- ing visible features. They called ago. Prospective Operators In recent months, several per- sons interested in continuation ol the hotel business looked over thc building, American Hotels managed thc hotel under a lease arrangement from 1937 to 1953. Since the lease expired, thc hoard of directors op- orated the business with Donald Tobias as manager, Employment at the hotel was es- timated at 30. The hotel has 100 bedrooms and operates n dining room and bar. Tho hotel was built in 1924-25, according to Mark W. Sclby one of thc original shareholders. "The directors arc very sorry to close the hotel." Mr. Sclby sold. "I feel a keen loss because the hotel was the result of a commu- nity endeavor. closing is a blow to the community." which lit about 70 per cent of the unseen side of thc Thc news agency said .nil equip mcnt aboard Lunik was "con trolled from posts on the cart! through n radio line and autono mous program devices on board.' "This combined system." it said "makes it possible to control sci entitle experiments in a most con venient way nnd to obtain Infor. matlon from any section of thc orbit within thc limits of radio visibility from the observation posts on earth." Thc Soviet reports did not indi- cate when thc pictures were trans- mitted to earth. They did say the operation was carried out over distances up to 290.000 miles. Charles Hook Steps Down As Armeo Head Chairman's Success Story Parallels That Of Giant Slccl Firm appeals will announce at 4 p. m. whether thc striking Steel workers must return to work for 80 days under a Taft-Hartley in. junction or may continue their strike. The ruling, however, will not be released until about p, m. because nppcllatc courts here usually wall until after the country's stock markets close to hand down decisions which affect stock prices. Kaiser Workers Keturn Meanwhile, Kaiser em- ployes returned to work at plants in California under a new agree- mcnt which will be in force until June 30, 1961. Kaiser, the nation's ninth big- Best producer, pierced the In- dustry's solid front Monday night by signing a separate peace with the union after nearly five hours of behind-doors negotiations in Washington. But thc oilier 11 big companies snid Kaiser's defection would not affect their determination to resist yet. Castro also: Then Castro 1. Gave a strong hint his gov-j try t( from it! Guantanamo in southeastern is lo at Cuba. 2, Said Cuba will buy airplanes anywhere apparently meaning from the Communist bloc if its overtures to buy jets from Britain fall. 3. Virtually signed thc death cign bases, the cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss and decree for the time necessary the re establishment of military tribun' als." He asked and received a roaring approval for executions by firing (Turn to CASTRO, Page 9) Speech To Parliament Legalized BeIting Shops Proposed In England LONDON Minister, for her. Harold Macmlllan's government Government sources privately told Parliament today of plans to predicted that betting shops for cash wsgcrinK will be legalized. liberalize-Britain's Rambling mfmy as be cstab-i Presumably it would be ln London. through thc establishment of bet ting shops operating as openly ns groceries. This was among legislative pro- posals in the speech, of Queen what they termed an inflationary Elizabeth II nt thc formal open. settlement, The new contract calls for an added 10 cents in fringe benefits for thc first year and 12Vj cents MIDDLETOWN. Ohio (AP) more the second year, Including. Charles R. Hook, who went 7-cents-an-hour pay boost. Corn- work for a small foundry In 1902 and helped create n giant of thc pany officials declined to say what Kaiser workers made before thc strike began, The industrywide steel Industry, lias stepped down average was an hour, ns board chairman of Armco Steel' Meetings Go On Corp. Hook, 79, made his move Mon- day from n Middlctown Hospital sed, where Jic has been recovering rom a heart attack suffered two weeks ago. Earlier in the Hook's had released a report saying the firm's' third quarter sales this year were off Extn; Manpower Set Police Issue Warnings On Halloween Pranks Police departments of Ports-1 large number of police auxiliary mouth and New Boston had warn- members will be assigned to duty. Ings today for Halloween pranks-1 At New Boston. Patrolman John Portsmouth Chief Robert M. Ed- Mr. Sclby-said that a croup of unmarked police cruls- "Tfurn to vilt patrol thc streets and aj j Hoover said police will work extra hours to prevent pranksters from Donors Blood Supply Dwindles At 3 Local Hospitals Local Red Cross officials arc appealing this week for community support in' on effort to achlovc Scloto County's October blood quota, Thc Huntington Hcglonal Red Cross bloodmoblle's October visit to Portsmouth is to bo Thursday nnd Friday, when the mobile unit stops nt the Ohio NaJJonnl 'Guard Armory on 17th St. Tho blood center at the Armory Is to bo open for donations from 10 a.m. to S p.m. cach day. Mrs. William Bicrlcy nnd Mrs, Lloyd Fuller, co-chnirman of thc local blood program, said "we're hoping residents of thc city nne1 county will do all they can to help make thc bloodmoblle's October visit here a success." They explained thc county has been almost consistently: behind in meeting its 250-plnt quota nnd that thc blood is needed to replenish the dwindling supplies nt the three local hospitals and at thc Hunting- ton regional blood center. The county's quota' cach month, Mrs. Fuller nnd Mrs. Bicrlcy said, Is 250 pints of blood, or 125 pints on each day of thc bloodmoblle's visit here. Potential contributors nt thc blood center this week may regis- ter by conflicting thc local Red Cross office in the National Bank Building, they said. "But advance registration is not Mrs. Bicrlcy and Mrs, Fuller explained, "since walk-In donors are always more than welcome nt the bloodmobilc." damaging property. "It may be a little early to say It, but wo don't expect very much he said. "Jim Warren, our high school principal, has talked to our children and explained to them the seriousness of thc mnUer. Other school prin- cipals also have lectured thc kids." Chief Edwards stressed thnl only a few Portsmouth youngsters are Inclined toward' acts of van- dalism. "Unfortunately, there always are a few who get carried away byj the excitement of the activities and must be brought under police supervision." he snid, "In order to prevent .these few from abusing the spirit nnd intent of Halloween, we will use un. marked cars as well as the police auxiliary to patrol thc streets." ,For thc last few years, Ports mouth youngsters have shown 'exceedingly good judgment" dur- ing the season, and police have hod few complaints, Chief Ed- wards said. "The police department wants to encourage these youths to con- tinue to follow, thc example they have set in thc past." he said. about 31 per cent because of the steel strike. Hook's success story Is, also that of Armco, a firm that steadily expanded its oper- ations, building specialty steel- making into big business. Born In Cincinnati Hook is a Cincinnati native whose father, n buggy maker, went broke in n panic before thc turn of the century. Thnt meant young Charley could not go to college, but he went to work ns n weekly office boy, took n course by mail in engineer- ing and moved into a s'.ccl mill to learn how steel was made. By the time Hook was 22. George M. Verity, who founded :hr- American Rolling Mill Co, levc, offered him n job as night at a month, The plant had only 325 workers hen. After n few rough thc firm, Hook nnd Verity worked together on steady expansion. Married Boss's Daughter Hook married the boss's daugh- ter, Leah, in 1913. By 1020 ho was (Turn to Page 9, Column 1) Union committees resumed talks in Pittsburgh this morning with 12 steel companies. Similar meet- ings with other firms also were scheduled again In various parts of thc country. Companies participating In thc Pittsburgh sessions wore U. S, ,31001, Bethlehem, Republic, Jones Laughlin. Inland, Youngstown Sheet Tube, Armco, Allegheny Ludlum, Great Lakes, Colorado Fuel Iron, Wheeling and Pitts- burgh Steel. Top-level talks between thc union nnd the industry's regular four-man bargaining team have been recessed. R. Conrad Cooper, chief industry negotiator and vice president of U.S. Steel Corp., said no further meetings arc sched- uled. No mailer what thc three-judge jnnel rules today, the union or Ihc government is expected to ap- peal to the Supreme Court. This could bring another delay in cx> ccutlon of thc injunction, In 16 previous cases the govern- ment has been able to stop strikes by using injunctions, but thc con- stitutionality of the injunction pro- vision never has gone before thc Supreme Court. The Stcelworkcrs' appeal against thc injunction marks only the sec- ond time the constitutionality of the Inw has been challenged. ing of thc Parliament elected Oct. The speech was prepared for tlic Queen by the Cabinet. Be- cause she is expecting a baby in February, she did not attend thc opening in the red nnd gilt House of .Lords. Viscount Kilmuir. thc lord chancellor, read the speech Sucli legislation probably woul stir up .strong opposition from church groups. Heated debates i Parliament arc expected. Thc government's aim is to kil the business of thc. small sirce corner gamblers and nonlicensc horse parlor operators who tak illegal cash bets. government other pledges in thc field: I. Legislation will be introduce (Turn to BETTING, Page 9) Won't Boost Taxes CityFloodDefenseLevy Renewal Up To Voters i The levy, which would run five years, is designed to produce about TucsJ'25'000 a officillls shud; large turnou' 01 next lues dcr wonder wjU By JOHN R. THOMPSON City officials are hoping for day. [find thc money if the levy fails to There is n growing belief around get public support, the City Hall that thc larger the j The U.S. Army Corps of Engi- numbcr of voters, thc greater will nccrs has some impressive figures GALES RIP OVER BRITAIN LONDON with hur ricanc force gusts tore across Britain today, whipping up high seas and leaving half a dor.cn ships in distress. he the chance of passage of the Jircc-tentlis mill levy for renewal of the flood defense tax. City Engineer Charles S, Steven- son, who has charge of the Ports- mouth section of the 10-million-dol- lar flood defense system, says there's really only one thing to worry about. "A few of thc people may not to show UK value of the flood fcnie, which would be worthless without adequate maintenance. Tho engineers figure thc nc mulated flood preventive damage of both Portsmouth and New Bos- ton since the defenses were con- structed is For thc pe- riod between July 1. 1953, and June 30, 1959, alone, thc figure is A lew 01 uic people may not understand the levy and therefore vote against he said. "Actually, the levy would be a renewal only of thc existing tax. It would add' nothing to their taxes." Inside The Times Comics Death Notices Sditorial Page Markets }ound About Portsmouth Social News Sports Television and Radio Theaters Page 17 12 12 G-7 1 engineers Engineers twice cach year in- spect the defenses point out Fringe Benefits, Pay Raise Among Contract Points Detroit Steel Corp. and the Unit- ted Stoelworkers o America reached a contract agreement to- day. Firing! Tnc agreement, which was an- as inpunced in Pittsburgh by Slccl- hoi workers President David J, Mc- Donald, was based on the agree- ment reached with Kaiser Steel Corp. in Washington. The Kaiser pact will provide new fringe benefits amounting to 1C cents an hour per worker start- ing Nov. 1, These include more liberal insurance, pension and sup- plemental unemployment benefits. Work rule changes will be settled later. In thc second year, there will be n 7-cent-an-hour pay raise wrapped into benefits guessed at cents an hour for the com- pany. Terms of the agreement arc subject to ratification by thc un- ion membership. Detroit Steel has an annual ca- pacity of ingot tons. De- troit Steel Corp, Portsmouth Di- vision employes approximately 300 workers. Thc iniU has been, operating during the current steel strike under n contract extension, agreed upon by the union and man- agement. Detroit Steel is ranked as thc na- tion's 16th largest steel producer. Dramatically breaking thc steel industry's united from, thc DSC and Kaiser signings could be the big break in thc costly industry- wide strike. From information available lo- cally, the stage for thc DSC con- tract was set Monday night. A call went out around midnight Monday for officials of Local 211C, United Stcelworkcrs of America, to meet in USWA headquarters In Pittsburgh fct 11 a.m. today. Detroit Steel Corp. sent its plane to Sciolo County Airport and looJc off at a.m. this morning for Pittsburgh. Tho passengers included Duncan Baxter, DSC vice president in charge of industrial relations, nnd William Staigcr. president, Clyde Parlin, secretary and Al- bert Dillow, chairman of the grievance committee of Local 11C. Local 2116's office did not know f other members of the negotiat- ng committee attended. Kaiser hopes to be producing tccl again nt its Fontana, Calif., lanl in about five days. Some 5000 f its workers were called back to iieir jobs Monday night and near- ly others were due back to- day. Thc Kaiser largest in tile thc union called the settlement non-inflation- ary. They said thc agreement was "designed to work for the best interests of management, the em- ployes and the public." Neither thc company nor the, union gave an over-all dollar esti- mate on what thc settlement would cost Kaiser. Eut so.ne sources said privately it probably would amount to 3V4 million dol- lars over thc life of the new con- tract which will be in effect for 20 June 30. 1961. mad domcsti to Mr. Stevenson anything they find that may need improving. "Following periods of high water, careful inspection and maintenance must performed to restore and j "stec'l companies "in thc past keep the pumping equipment, clcc trical apparatus, sluice gates an oilier facilities in first-class con dition and ready to operate on few days Mr. Stcvcnso said. Five men assist the city cnginee in caring for the flood defense, Th group includes a flood defense su 7 (Turn to Page 2, Columrf 1) IT TAKES MONEY to operate the city's seven pumping stations, which work when thc Ohio River threatens to top the flood defenses.. A five-year levy to provide that money, expires this year. Voters Tuesday will have an opportunity to renew the 0.3 mill levy. Thc pholo shows the interior of the station ncsr General Hospital. John Gardner, superintendent of'flood-defenses, is shown at a control panel. have used increased labor costs as an argument for boosting steel prices. Edgar F. Kaiser, board chair- (Turn to DSC. Page 12) India Accepts Transfer Offer Red China To Hand Over 10 Policemen NEW DELHI. India .oday accepted China's offer a hand ovcr 10 Indian policemen captured last week in n clash on he remote frontier. A government spokesman said he Indian ambassador to Pciplng has asked the Red Chinese to name a place and date for trans- cr of thc prisoners in thc Ladakh rcElon bordering Tibet. Thc bodies of nine Indian po- Icemen killed in the same en- counter with Chinese troops will >e turned over at thc same time. The spokesman said it was .as- sumed the transfer will take place near the scene-of thc clash. It appeared certain the place transfer will be a touchy issue. Red China claims the region where the encounter occurred. In- la says thc area is 40 miles in- Ide Indian territory. India's acceptance of thc offer ollowcd Pclping's announcement that Red Chlim wants lo settle its order dispute with New Delhi cnccfully.
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