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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1955, Cedar Rapids, IowaI Dedner it Ltd a to pfc to volume 73�?number 174 Cedar rapids Iowa saturday july 2. 1955. Associated mess United press. International news City final school budget revamped u. S. Steel hikes Price $7.50 a ton action follows up pay boost in which rest of big six join. Pittsburgh apr a. S steel corporation which granted an average 15-cent-an-Hnur raise to its employees to end a nationwide Quot steel strike is boosting prices about 57.50 a ton. Within a few hours after the 12-hour strike ended Friday All the rest of the Industry s big six had allowed the Leader in agreeing to to hts pay boost. They Are Bethlehem steel Republic Jones and laugh Len Youngstown Sheet and tube and Inland steel. The companies indicated they Tori will follow a s. Siccle in marking up prices As Quot �7 Rry it. Vience Consumers soon ivj.11 More tar the count less proc yobs a Nade from steel. A do dec Only Factor. Cliff old f. Houtla u. S. Sited president said the 5.8 percent Price hike a a which will Pul a $132.50 tug on a ton of Basic Carbon steel Wasny to entirely the re suit of the wage increase. He said other factors arc involved such As increased taxes find construction. Hood estimated the new Price a Cal would raise the Cost of Elcel in automobiles Selling Between �2,500 and 53.000 by about s15. In a refrigerator 00 cents and in a $25 toaster four cents. While jubilant steelworkers were returning to the Mills Union officials stood by to get More contract signatures. Quot they indicated they would have no trouble with any of the 30 Cou Panit a in the Industry which employ 600,000 United steelworkers Ducs payers. 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 big rolling in and almost very on predicts record production through at least the remainder of 1055. Contracts similar that was one reason perhaps Why the strike was the shortest in the Industry a history Tho 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. A it usually take.? 43 hours from the time furnaces Are heated to get them in full production i in Denver a spokesman for the International Union of mine Mili and smeller a 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 proposal so nver the weekend and meet for full scale discussions tuesday those affected. Affected by the strike arc plants and mine operated by the american smelling and refining company Phelps Dodge and Kennicott Copper employees stayed on the Job at the Anaconda company the other of the big four producers. The big four employ an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 Union members who am seeking a 20-Ccnt hourly wage hike plus fringe benefits. Wages for underground miners now Are $14.87 to s15.77 for an eight hour Day. They Are $13,64 to $14.40 for common labourers woman 101, not easily flustered Thundersley England apr Albina Campbell 101, fell into a ditch while taking a Short Cut through the Woods and Lav helpless 20 hours. Found unhurt saturday by a police search party which hurried her Home to bed she said Quot i just lipped my hot Over my eyes and look an afternoon Nap. Then. 1 lost count of Tadaji a chuckle 11 May be hard in some Cas for n Rich Man to enter the kingdom of heaven but it s Fasy for him to get on the Board of trustees of his Church weather a mostly fair tonight with Low 63-68 partly Cloudy sunday with Chance for an afternoon thundershowers continuing warm wit i Little change in temperature High 85-�o0. Air policing of highways is launched Des Moines apr Iowa Highway patrolmen took to the air saturday in a bid to hold the slates fourth of july weekend traffic toll below the predicted figure of 10 dead. Patrolmen were Riding As spotters in nine army planes and two Iowa National guard helicopters All piloted by National guard officers. State safety officials were hopeful Chat this a Birds Eye View or 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 1hem with a extra eyes in spot Ting violators of a no passing zone regulations. For the part warning tickets were being written. First ticket. The first warning ticket writ ten by patrolman William Sev Erin of the pcs Moines patrol District went to Violet Crane of Nevada after he received information Radino by a patrolman aboard the helicopter piloted by maj. Mumford in a Juhl of Boone. Syverin said the warning was for passing in a no passing zone on Highway 65 South of Ames several Law enforcement offi Cills observed that there seemed to be Little question but that the Aerial enforcement Experiment was having definite results in making motorists feel that they were being watched. H is the first time Iowa has tried the air method of traffic control though in has been used with Good results in Nebraska Illinois and other states Clinton Meyer the new state safety commissioner said. Eight deaths in 1954. There were eight deaths on Iowa highways during last years july fourth week Ono. The aircraft Are based at airfields at Atlantic Sibley fort Dodge Cedar rapids Daven port and Des Moines the spotters have two Way radio Contact with Highway patrol cars on the highways. 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. To said the planes will be in the air saturday sunday and monday. The program will be experimental this weekend Moyer said but added in do not regard this Aerial Arm of the Highway patrol an experimental matter 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. Quot Well i guess 1 did a she answered. A do you want to waive to the grand jury Quot 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 Doe. Not expect to announce release of any additional Salk polio vaccine immediately. The n a l a o n a i institutes of health said a a no Public announce men 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 been expected the panel would give a go ahead saturday for the Reinas of Well Over three million ecu is. Driver training courses May be dropped by Board ced amp a it holds s it Rte it a possibility that Driver training May be discontinued in Cedar rapids Public school system was revealed Friday night in an Exchange of i cutlers Between school officials and ear 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. 5upt, of schools Clyde Parker replied that with Coats of the program mounting he 1a considering a recommendation to drop it from the school curriculum. Board members placed on file the two letters at Friday night s 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 the dealers wish to continue 1o cooperate with the Driver training program bul the majority feel that they should be reimbursed for actual out of pocket expenses in connection with furnishing the necessary automobiles. Quot in addition to furnishing1 the necessary insurance coverage it was suggested that perhaps the Independent school District. Would pay for the licence the state use tax the Cost of installing and removing signs and the Cost of installing and removing the dual controls Ryan asked that the proposal be submitted tar school Board consideration. The dealers will gladly arrange a meeting if Board members want one he concluded supt Parker s letter replied in part t realize that these Cost certainly Are mounting for those who furnish the cars to us a should like to Point out that the course was introduced in the co Dar rapids schools at the request of insurance men and the automobile dealers association. A with the mounting costs t am about ready to recommend to our Board of education that we drop the Driver raining program from our curriculum re it is at the present time even with the help of the automobile association one of the most expensive courses that a offer. It seems that the additional Cost will make it a course which will be unjustifiable from the viewpoint of expense Quot As you May know a Parkeri continued a there has always been a question in the minds of some of us As to whether or not n Driver training comic actually should in a part of a Public school system. To _. A it believe All of us realtor the no elevator defect. Fire it Vaht a the of to do Rived Chicago apr an Eleva from training Young people to Tor inspector told a coroners jury drive carefully. However like a Friday that he could find no do lot of other things it May be that facts in a car reported to have such a program should not be a jumped As a woman boarded it. I part Quot of a Public education pro fell 12 floors to her death a Gram. 50 felled by chlorine Gas Hees fell Germany up a pipeline carrying deadly chlorine 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 Quot things Are returning to Normal. The Gas is not leaving any a police spokesman said there were no serious cases of poisoning among the 59 stricken but Quot everybody who gut 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 approaching Gas. The Road and Bridge into East Germany were blocked aft. The pipeline that Brake ran from a Railroad tank car to a Container in the Plant. Red radio has Dulles on brain Hong Kong up a Kadio piping has been hissing so much at John Foster Dulles that in announcer get the Secretary of state of Bis mind Friday night thu announcer Reading n blistering Quot commentary on statements Mao at tarty. Tokyo apr red China s 3remip.r Mao made one of his _ Are Public appearances Friday in Tokyo and Manila by supreme a night piping radio said Satur court Justice Douglas said Day. He attended a Garden party russians display rare objectivity on lice comments Moscow up a the official communist newspaper Praria saturday lauded president Eison Hower for his wednesday press conference statements on changing the cold War to a Battle for peace. The editorial came after n remarkable and unusual display of fair play and objectivity by soviet in handling his press conference statements. Friday All leading papers carried More than a full column of excerpts from or. Eisenhower s comments without comment or even the usual they carried such so Slemonis is Lamse Lucei icing Ilie Hole elites and their Lack of Freedom of Well As one on the Riddle of who actually wields Power in Russia such statement,1 have Nevar previously been published in soviet newspapers even As the views of others. The factual presentation was Simitar 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 except an to the presidents views on he satellites ils Praise of him sounded As if he were going to of elected to the supreme soviet Dulles i mean Douglas a few lines later he said a Dulles that is Douglas. A celebrating 1he anniversary of the founding of the chinese comm Nisi party. Mystery Force pulls Hose into ground wont let go by John Bergman. Downey Calif. Ins a a mysterious underground Force has sucked an Ordinary Garden Bose 13 feet into the Earth and wont let go. The Hose of the Ordinary holi 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 Ruie f cuu l Sprinkle. The Hose is stuck in the when mrs. I peso went to investigate she found the Hose which had no no2?.le, sticking straight Down into the Lawn Budge 1/ she tugged but Csc in t Budge �1. Neighbors tried their hand but they could no a move it an Inch either. During the tog or Hoso operation the water Wax shut off so it could t have been Hydraulic fiction 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 Pulla and then leaned against the unseen Force with nil the strength o his 170 Ucli mus cled pound3. Not gaining an Inch he tied inc Loose cud around his bumper and started off in Low gear. The Hose broke but the stuck end remained stuck. Pipe bends. Tie then looped it around a a Eccl and Drew it tight. But next morning the Hose was still being sucked underground. And the steel pipe was beginning to Bend. 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 Rale of about one Inch an hour. So far i Here Are 40 a Eli remaining above ground. The Only logical explanation seems to be that a Gopher with steel trap jaws is at work. Northeastern Iowa receives heavy Rains Iki a a ctr a an Early fourth of july fireworks display and thunderstorms swept across North Central and Northeast Iowa Early today dumping up to Al amp inches of rain at some Points. The disturbance brought Strong winds and lightning that disrupted some Power and communications lines heavy Rains were reported All along the upper portion of the Cedar River Basin. Severe lightning. Waterloo reported that severe lightning knocked out several Telephone Linos Between Waterloo and Waverly 3nd Waterloo and Dubuque heavy Rains and winds also struck the Cedar Falls area but no apparent in Jar 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 a a hell Rock. 1.74 at Waterloo 1.05 at Osage and Mason City 1.31 at circles City and 1.16 at new Hampton. Our areas receiving rain were Iva Ukon .97, Lansing .83, Elkader .66. Dumont .60 and Dubuque .03. The storm brought cooler temperatures in lir 60s eally today but readings were climbing bark to muggy Levels. Mason City recorded a Quot he overnight Low of 62. More on the Way a new disturbance entering in South Dakota wan predicted to reach Northwest lox a 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 a Uto sunday. Low s tonight will be 6765 in the Northwest and 65-73 in the Faiuu Irazat with High sunday 87-96. The showers in Northern Iowa followed generally warm am humid readings Over most of the Sinfo Friday. Waterloo had the state High of 92 while Cedar rapids reported 90. Warm air from South. Sunshine intermingled with Clouds prevailed Over Mast o rows today an temperatures began climbing into the 60s 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 Rondi tons extended from the Rockies to the Atlantic As far North As the great. Jokes Region. In Cedar rapids the Low Friday was 70 and the 2 30 saturday Reading was 86. Boy in icy Well water nearly an hour recovering Crystal Lake i. Apr a boy 3, was recovering saturday after plunging 80 Leel into the icy Walers of a Well and touting there face up and unconscious for 45 minutes. Kenneth Stoerp i body temperature dropped far below Normal but was Back up to 92 Friday night�?24 hours after Bis Rescue. The father a Farmer in Crystal Lake 30 Miles Northwest of Chicago missed Kenneth at bedtime thursday tie found the cover off a Well 100 feel from the Stoerp Home and peering Down Kenneth loading. Volunteer firemen rescued the child revived him with oxygen and sped him to an Elgin Hospital. Doctors were unable to record his Bod temperature with regulation Hospital thermometers that do not Register below 92. Physicians said Kenneth prob filly owes his life to the fact the plunge knocked him unconscious. They said this kept him from struggling and enabled him to remain afloat in the 20 feet of water. Taxes will be reduced under plan 3ut spending will be increased $75,274 in 1955-56. Anamosa mishap damages 7 cars special in. Tie Gaza Lei. Anamosa an estimated $2, 1 00 damage to seven cars resulted when one of the autos hit in others on main Street Friday afternoon. Police said a car driven by Ralph Gilmore who of Here struck the six parked and travelling cars All within a Block Gilmore a com Uin cd by Bis wife and a child a Porte Day blacked out while driving his car. He War. Taken to a doctor s office for treatment. No one was reported to be sri piously injured but Samv of Rii a pants of the 1 ears which were hit were shaken up and received what were believed to be minor i cuts and bruises. By Art ideas Intveld. A see saw budget with spending up and taxes Down was proposed Friday night by Cedar rapids school Board for the iy-55-56 school year. The move will cancel a budget which had been slated to take effect july 1 this year. A new one calling for record expenditures of nearly Syz Mil lion in the 12-month period now starting will replace it in Une with fiscal year changes enacted by the stole legislature earlier in 1955, because of a big Cash balance being carried Over into the new Hui get the amount to be raised by taxation will be smaller than the one that called for Tho 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 1950. Three Mills would amount to a tax of $3 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on a taxpayer s properly. Hearing aug. 1. The average House assessed at roughly s2.5d0 thus would come in for a saving of Aboul $7.50 on its school tax Load alone Friday nights action scheduled the revised 195556 budget for a Public hearing at 7 30 . Aug. 1 m the Board of education building. In revamping the Long rub i Shorf budget procedure. Iowa a legislature pinned Ilic budget time much closer than before to a budget s effective Date. Up to now a Gap of almost one year has separated the two Steps. The budget which would have taken hold july l i year was estimated and approved isl july and August lint the new system also put Cedar rapids school District in the position of storting to operate on a new budget july Joyet not having it Alicd at a Public hearing for final approval until the following aug. 1. The District likewise now will have to function on n new budget using carryover Cash for six to Nunu 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 in cute. 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. A. Lundquist Friday night key items in the 1955-56 budget compared this Way with the figures originally slated to take Force july 1 total budget. New .$5,498,812 old $5,423,538 difference up $ 75,274 amount from taxes. New .$4,389,220 old $4,6u7,4q8 difference Down 298,268 non tax income. New.$664,000 old .s73g.050 difference Down $ 72,050 carryover Cash balance. New $445,592 old .66,934 difference up $37b,55 8 by calling for almost $300,000 less ill tax Money due next january officials noted the new budget should bring roughly n three Mill Cut in the school Jevy 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 slate taxation Atoo. The City and county governments Are scheduled for 1956 budget action inter this summer. Continued on Page 2, col 3. Today s Index churches. Courthouse. 2 crossword. 7 Dally record. 2 deaths. 2 editorial feature i Marlon. 8 movies. A radio and to. 8 sports. 4.5 state. 0 want ads

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