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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1955, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Inf up Kab volume 73�?number 174 Cedar rapids Iowa saturday july 2, 1955. Associated press United press International news City final. Weather a mostly fair tonight with Low 63-68 partly Cloudy sunday with Chance for an afternoon thundershowers continuing warm with Little change in temperature High 85-90. U. S. Steel hikes Price $7.50 a ton Rol ung it highways is launched action follows up pay boost in which rest of big six join. Pittsburgh apr a. S. Steel corporation which granted an average 15-Ccnt-an-hour raise to its employees to end a nationwide steel strike is boosting prices about $7.50 a ton. Within a few hours after the 12-hour strike ended Friday All the rest of the Industry s big six had followed the Leader in agreeing to the pay boost. They Are Bethlehem steel Republic Jones and Laughlin. Youngstown Sheet and tube and Inland steel. The companies indicated they too will follow u. S. Steel in marking prices. As consequence Consumers soon will pay More for the countless product made from steel. Not Only Factor. Clifford f. Hood u. S. Steel president said the 5.8 percent Price hike a which will put a $132.50 tag on a ton of Basic Carbon steel Wasny to entirely the result of the wage increase. He said other factors Are involved such As increased taxes and construction. Hood estimated the new Price a Rale would raise the Cost of steel in automobiles Selling Between $2,500 and $3,000 by about $15. In a refrigerator 90 cents and in a $25 toaster four cents. The Handicap race while jubilant steelworkers were returning to the Mills Union officials stood by to get More contract signatures. They indicated they would have no trouble Des Moines apr Iowa Highway patrolmen took to the air saturday in a bid to hold the states fourth of july weekend traffic toll below the predicted figure of to dead. Patrolmen were Riding As a a spotters in nine army planes and two Iowa National guard helicopters All piloted by National guard officers. State safety officials were hopeful that this a a Birds a Eye View of the traffic picture would give More effective control of violators spot traffic congestion before trouble developed and help to dispose the Force of state Highway patrol automobiles where they would do the most Good. Patrolmen reported at noon today that the Aerial system was especially helpful in providing them with a extra eyes in spotting violators of a no passing zone regulations. For the most part warning tickets were being written. First ticket. The first warning ticket written by patrolman William Sev Erin of the Des Moines patrol District went to Violet Crane of Nevada after he received information radioed by a patrolman aboard the helicopter piloted by maj. Mulford l. Juhl of Boone. Severin said the warning was for passing in a no passing zone on Highway 65 South of Ames. Several Law enforcement officials observed that there seemed to be Little question but that the Aerial enforcement Experiment northeastern Iowa receives heavy Rains Low news an Early fourth of july fireworks display and thunderstorms swept across North Central and Northeast Iowa Early today dumping up to 21 inches of rain at some Points. The disturbance brought Strong winds and lightning that disrupted some Power and communications lines. Keavy Rains were reported All along the upper portion of the Cedar River Basin. Severe lightning. Waterloo reported that severe lightning knocked out several Telephone lines Between Waterloo and Waverly and Waterloo and Dubuque. Heavy Rains and winds also struck the Cedar Falls area but no apparent major damage occurred according to the Highway patrol there. Belmond also reported Strong winds and heavy rain As did the Waverly area. The heaviest rainfall was recorded at Marble Rock in Floyd county with 2.52 inches. Other heavy amounts were 1.80 at Shell Rock 1.74 at Waterloo 1.65 at Osage and Mason City 1.61 at chides City and 1.16 at new Hampton. Other areas receiving rain were Waukon .97. Lansing .83, Elkader .66. Dumont .60 and Dubuque .03. The storm brought cooler temperatures in the 60s Early today but readings were climbing Back to muggy Levels. Mason City recorded the overnight Low of 62 was having definite results in making motorists feel that they were being watched. It is the first time Iowa has with any of the 96 companies in tried the air method of traffic the Industry which air Milov 600.-co.n.tro1�?T thou a i1 has Ben used the Industry which employ 600, too United steelworkers dues papers. There was an air of urgency in signing. None of the companies seemed to want a moment wasted in their efforts to get their Mills glowing again. Profits have been High this year orders Are rolling in and almost everyone predicts record production through at least the remainder of 1955. Contracts similar. With Good results in Nebraska Illinois and other states Clinton Moyer the new state safety commissioner said. Eight deaths in 1954. There were eight deaths on Iowa highways during last years july fourth weekend. The aircraft Are based at airfields at Atlantic Sibley fort Dodge Cedar rapids Davenport and Des Moines. The spotters have two Way radio Contact with Highway a that was one reason perhaps Why the strike was the shortest tool cars on the highways. In the Industry a history. The contracts with other companies Are similar to that of . Steel. Some workers rushed Back to the Mills within an hour after . Steel announced it had signed the contract. It usually takes 48 hours from the time furnaces Are heated to get them in full production. In Denver a spokesman for the International Union of mine Mill and smelter workers expressed doubt that differences which led to a strike against three major Copper producers could be ironed out before late next week. He said bargaining sessions had been recessed at Butte. Miami ariz., and Salt Lake City and negotiators for both sides would probably study counter proposals Over the weekend and meet for full scale discussions tuesday. Those affected. Affected by the strike Are plants and mines operated by the american smelting and refining company Phelps Dodge and Kennicott Copper. Employees stayed on the Job at the Ana Eonda company the other of the big four producers the big four employ an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 Union members who Are seeking a 20-cent hourly wage hike plus fringe benefits. Wages for underground miners now Are $14.87 to $15.77 for an eight hour Day. They Are $13 64 to $14.40 for common labourers. When one of the airborne patrolmen sees a traffic violation on the Highway below. Hell radio the information to a patrol car which will take Over from there. Moyer said the air spotters also can direct cars wherever there is an Accident or to places where traffic congestion develops. He said the planes will be in the air saturday sunday and monday. The program will be experimental this weekend Moyer said but added a we do not regard this Aerial Arm of the Highway patrol As an experimental she merely took him at his word Dayton Ohio apr judge Cecil Edwards was going through the arraignments in municipal court Friday. He came to a charge of bigamy against mrs. Lou Jones 22. A did you do it a the judge asked. A Well i guess i did a she answered. A do you want to waive to the grand jury a judge Edwards asked. Miss Jones turned her Back on the judge raised her right Arm and waved several times at the spectators. Vaccine release at present out Washington up a the government said saturday that it in e i11/ does not expect to announce re Luo y i i u 5 i or tru lease of any additional Salk polio woman 101, not Thundersley England apr Albina Campbell 101, fell into a ditch while taking a Short Cut through the Woods and Lay helpless 20 hours. Found unhurt saturday by a police search party which hurried her Home to bed she said a i just tipped my hat Over my eyes and took an afternoon Nap. Then i lost count of today s chuckle it May be hard in some cases for a Rich Man to enter the kingdom of heaven. But its easy for him to get on the Board of trustees of his Church. Copy right vaccine immediately. The National institutes of health said a no Public announcement concerning release of vaccine is anticipated As the immediate result of a meeting Friday and saturday of the governments vaccine clearance committee. There was no immediate explanation for the new delay it had be a expected the panel would give a go ahead saturday for the release of Well Over three million doses. No elevator defect. Chicago apr an elevator inspector told a coroners jury Friday that he could find no defects in a car reported to have jumped As a woman boarded it. She fell 12 floors to her death. Driver training courses May be dropped by Board Cedar rapids nuts a possibility that Driver training May be discontinued in Cedar rapids Public school system was revealed Friday night in an Exchange of letters Between school officials and car dealers. Spokesmen for the Cedar rapids automobile and truck dealers association proposed that reimbursement be made for out of pocket expenses in furnishing the necessary training cars. Supt of schools Clyde Parker replied that with costs of the program mounting he is considering a recommendation to drop it from the school curriculum. Board members placed on file the two letters at Friday nights meeting. They offered no comment on them at the open part of the session. Signed by Secretary William h. Ryan the associations letter declared in part a the dealers wish to continue to cooperate with the Driver training program but the majority feel that they should be reimbursed for actual out of pocket expenses in connection with furnishing the necessary automobiles. A in addition to furnishing the necessary insurance coverage it was suggested that perhaps the Independent school District. Would pay for the License the state use tax the Cost of installing and removing signs and the Cost of installing and removing the dual Ryan asked that the proposal be submitted for school Board consideration. The dealers will gladly arrange a meeting if Board members want one he concluded. Supt. Parker a letter replied in part a i realize that these Cost certainly Are mounting for those who furnish the cars to us. I should like to Point out that the course was introduced in the Cedar rapids schools at the request of insurance men and the automobile dealers association. A with the mounting costs i am about ready to recommend to our Board of education that we drop the Driver training program from our curriculum. A it is at the present time even with the help of the automobile association one of the most expensive courses that we offer. It seems that the additional Cost will make it a course which will be unjustifiable from the viewpoint of expense. A was you May know a Parker continued a there has always been a question in the minds of some of us As to whether or not a Driver training course actually should be a part of a Public school system. A i believe All of us realize the great value that can be derived from training Young people to drive carefully. However like a lot of other things it May be that such a program should not be a part of a Public education j 50 felled by chlorine Gas Hersfeldt Germany up a a pipeline carrying deadly chlo Rine Gas broke saturday. Fifty people were felled before a Breeze blew the suffocating fumes across the Border into the soviet zone. Hours later police said the greenish yellow Gas from a commercial chemical company was slowly fading away and a things Are returning to Normal. The Gas is not leaving any a police spokesman said there were no serious cases of poisoning among the 50 stricken but a everybody who got even the slightest bit or was even coughing was hospitalized As a precautionary West German authorities had telephoned communist police at Vacha warning them of the aperitif Gas. The Road and Bridge into East Germany were blocked off. The pipeline that broke ran from a Railroad tank car to a Container in the Plant. Red radio has Dulles on brain Hong Kong up a radio piping has been hissing so much at John Foster Dulles that an announcer get the Secretary of state off his mind Friday night. That announcer Reading a blistering commentary on statements in Tokyo and Manila by supreme court Justice Douglas said a Dulles i mean Douglas. Quot a few lines later he said a Dulles that is Douglas. A russians display rare objectivity on Ike comments Moscow up a the official communist newspaper p r a v d a saturday lauded president Eisenhower for his wednesday press conference statements on changing the cold War to a Battle for peace. The editorial came after a remarkable and unusual display of fair play and objectivity by soviet newspapers in handling his press conference statements. Friday All leading papers carried More than a full column of excerpts from or. Eisenhower a comments without comment or even the usual they carried such statements As those concerning the satellites and their Lack of Freedom As Well As one on the Riddle of who actually wields Power in Russia. Such statements have never previously been published in soviet newspapers even As tile views of others. The factual presentation was similar to that of an american newspaper. It was followed by the Page one editorial in pravda in the american concept of separating news from editorials. Although pravda took exception to the presidents views on the satellites its Praise of him sounded As if he were going to be elected to the supreme soviet. More on the Way a new disturbance entering in South Dakota was predicted to reach Northwest Iowa late tonight and possibly spread to the Central and Southeast by Sun Day. Some scattered showers were forecast for monday. The additional rain was expected to bring cooler air tonight covering the state sunday. Lows tonight will be 57-65 in the Northwest and 65-73 in the Southeast with highs sunday 87-95. The showers in Northern Iowa followed generally warm and humid readings Over most of the state Friday. Waterloo had the state High of 92 while Cedar rapids reported 90. Warm air from South. Sunshine intermingled with Clouds prevailed Over most of Iowa today As temperatures began climbing into the 80s As the result of warm air moving up from the South. Nationally some thundershowers occurred along the Gulf coast As the Southern half of the nation remained warm and humid under fair skies. Similar conditions extended from the Rockies to the Atlantic As far North As the great lakes Region. In Cedar rapids the Low Friday was 70 and the 2 30 saturday Reading was 86. Taxes will be reduced under plan but spending will be increased $75,274 in 1955-56, by Art Heusinkveld. A see saw budget with spending up and taxes Down was proposed Friday night by Cedar rapids school Board for the 1955-56 school year. Tile move will cancel a budget which had been slated to take effect july i this year. A new one calling for record expenditures of nearly in the 12-month period now starting will replace it in line with fiscal year changes enacted by the state legislature earlier in 1955. Because of a big Cash balance being carried Over into the new budget the amount to be raised by taxation will he smaller than the one that called for the Levy now in Force. The result according to finance chairman David w. Lehti will probably be a three Mill reduction in school District taxes payable in 1956. Three Mills would amount to a tax of $3 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on a taxpayers property. Hearing aug. I. The average House assessed at roughly $2,500 thus would come in for a saving of about $7.50 on its school tax Load alone. Friday nights action scheduled the revised 1955-56 budget for a Public hearing at 7 30 . Aug. I in the Board of education building. In revamping the Long established budget procedure. Iowa a legislature pinned the budget estimating time much closer than before to a budgets effective Date. Boy in icy Well water nearly an hour recovering Crystal Lake Iii. Apr a boy 3, was recovering saturday after plunging 60 feet into the icy Waters of a Well and floating there face up and unconscious for 45 minutes. Mao at part Kenneth Storp l body temper nature dropped far below Normal Tokyo Ai red China s but was Back up to 92 Friday night�?24 hours after his Rescue. Premier Mao made one of his rare Public appearances Friday night piping radio said saturday. He attended a Garden party celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the chinese communist party. Mystery Force into ground by John Bergman. Downey Calif. Ins a a mysterious underground Force has sucked an Ordinary Garden Hose 13 feet into the Earth and wont let go. The Hose of the Ordinary half Inch plastic variety began its strange descent two Days ago at the Home of or. And mrs. George i peso. Mrs. I peso said her daughter Suzanne. 12, was sent to the front Yard to Sprinkle the Lawn. Moments later she rushed into the House shouting a mom Mie i can to Sprinkle. The Hose is stuck in the when mrs. I peso went to investigate she found the Hose which had no nozzle sticking straight Down into the Lawn. Budge it. She tugged but Budge it. Neighbors tried their hand but they move it an Inch either. During the tug of Hose operation the water was shut off so it have been Hydraulic pulls Hose wont let go action pulling the Hose Down into the dried out Clay soil. Mrs. I peso decided to wait until her husband a truck Driver came Home from work. He gave a few experimental pulls and then leaned against the unseen Force with All the strength of his 170 Well muscled pounds. Not gaining an Inch he tied the Loose end around his bumper and started off in Low gear. The Hose broke but the stuck end remained stuck. Pipe bends. He then looped it around a faucet and Drew it tight. But next morning the Hose was still being sucked underground. And the steel pipe was beginning to Bend. Water company authorities report no underground water or Mineral deposits known in the area which could account for it. And still the Hose continues to disappear at the rate of about one Inch an hour. So far there Are 40 feet remaining above ground. The Only logical explanation seems to be that a Gopher with steel trap jaws is at work. The father a Farmer in Crystal Lake 30 Miles Northwest of Chicago missed Kenneth at bedtime thursday. He found the cover off a Well too feet from the Stoerp Home arid jeering Down saw Kenneth floating. Volunteer firemen rescued the child revived him with oxygen and sped him to an Elgin Hospital. Doctors w Ere unable to record his body temperature with regulation Hospital thermometers that do not Register below 92. Physicians said Kenneth probably owes his life to the fact the plunge knocked him unconscious less in tax Money due next Jan they said this kept him from Juary officials noted the new struggling and enabled him to budget should bring roughly a remain afloat in the 20 feet of three Mill Cut in the school Levy water. Up to now a Gap of almost one year has separated the two Steps. The budget which would have taken hold july i this year was estimated and approved last july and August. But the new system also put Cedar rapids school District in the position of starting to operate on a new budget july in yet not having it aired at a Public hearing for final approval until the following aug. I. The District likewise now will have to function on a new budget using carryover Cash for six to nine months before tax Money for that budget starts coming in officials noted. The taxes based on each july a budget will not begin arriving until the following Spring. Key items. Supt of schools Clyde Parker reported however that this sort of method prevails in most school districts elsewhere in the country. As outlined by Secretary e w. Lundquist Friday night key items in the 1955-56 budget compared this Way with the figures originally slated to take Force july i total budget. New .$5,498,812 old .$5,423,538 difference up $ 75,274 amount from taxes. New .$4,389,220 old .$4,687,488 difference. Down $ 298,263 non tax income. New. $664,000 old .$736,050 difference Down $ 72,050 carryover Cash balance. New. $445,592 old of 66,934 $378,556 by calling for almost $300,000 Anamosa mishap damages 7 cars spa Oil to the Gazette Anamosa an estimated $2,-000 damage to seven cars resulted when one of the autos hit six others on main Street Friday afternoon. Police said a car driven by Ralph Gilmore who lives Northeast of Here struck the six parked and travelling cars All within a Block. Gilmore accompanied by his wife and a child reportedly blacked out while driving his car. He was taken to a doctors office for treatment. No one was reported to be seriously injured but some occupants of the cars which were hit were shaken up and received what were believed to be minor cuts and bruises. Of 43.791 Mills now prevailing. This reflects More than half of Cedar rapids Over All 82.298-Mill tax Levy which includes City county and state taxation also. The City and county governments Are scheduled for 1956 budget action later this summer. Continued on Page 2, col. 3 today s Index churches. Amies. Outhouse. Crossword. Daily record. 2 deaths o editorial features. 6 Marion. 8 movies. 5 radio and to. Sports state. 8 want ads 9-11

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