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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Mokes AH North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 97 AsiocUted Prew and United International ruU Wtret MASON CJTY IOWA MONDAY APRIL i 1959 I 7c Copy Paper ConsUtj erf Two 15t One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO mwn WOI Amei 640 Tuesdav WTAD Qulncj 030 Thurj W3TJI U Cilj 9101 Sat How to Write a Book on Russia K FTER READING a half doz en books or so about Com munist Russia in recent weeks Ive concluded that only one kind of person is fully qualified to handle this assignment with complete fidelity Thats the highly perceptive observer of the Russian scene over an extended period who plans never to go back to Rus sia again after completing his or her book Its this latter qualification thats hardest to come by My observation is prompted by my reading of the latest Rus sian book off the Doubleday Press Irving R Levines Main Street Its vastly su perior to John Gunthers In side the because its based on an extended stay in Russia as distinguished from the hitandrun formula em ployed by Gunther Gunther had about two months in Russia I know about this be cause I took over his Intourist guide at the conclusion of her service with him and his wife Negotiations to End Dispute at Deckers Begun UNION LEADERS SPEAK A portion of a big Des Moines district director of the TJPWA and Doug crowd of union workers at the headquarters of Local 38 United Packinghouse Workers hear two leaders at a meeting Monday afternoon At left is Dave Hart las McMannes president of the local The union is involved in a work stoppage at Jacob E Decker and Sons Lockout Union Charges Negotiations between the United Packinghouse Workers Union and management of Jacob E Decker and Sons to resolve a work stoppage at the packing plant continued Monday Mason City Considerble cioud iness Monday night showers or thunderstorms likely Mon day evening low Monday night 3540 Partly cloudy and cooler Tuesday high 55GO Iowa Scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday night March Jobs Surge Gratifying HIS BOOK as I have prev ously pointed out constitutes a excellent job of Bu it is that reporting not in terpreting Gunther took th word of those contacted by him during his strenuous days in Russia I recognized some o his material as having origi naled with that able blond guid of ours Zoya Kurancheva This isnt the way to write a wholly truthful book about Rus s i a n Communism Intouris guides and others with whom Americans come in contact dur ing a visit behind the Iron Cur tain say what they are in structed to say They hew to the party line The language of the guide in Kiev is the langu age of theguide in Moscow and Leningrad Its handed down from on high And that goes for others in official position Irving R Levine who has been around the Kremlin as an NBC correspondent for several years knows this even better than do I He knows his Russia backwards and shows up in every chapter of White House Says Picture Improving WASHINGTON The White House announced Monday that March unemployment fig ures show a gratifying im provement over February The February total was esti mated at unseason ably high The new figures to be an nounced Tuesday by the Labor and Commerce departments rere submitted to President Eij senhower Monday by Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell THE PRESIDENT asked Mit hell to come to the White House Monday morning with a review of the March figures vhich will be made public in de ail just in advance of an un mploymcnt conference called Plastic Bag Proves Fata to Iowa Tot MJC WA f I this 408 page book A perusal iiere later m the week b DES MOINES SCIENTIST ADVOCATES Hell Fires on Earth BOSTON tffi A scientist Monday declared we ought to create hell fires on earth just to see what happens He warned the Soviet Union is probably trying to do first fires would be laboratory temperatures of to degrees 2 to 12 times hotter than those usually produced on earth Out of research with them come an entirely new chem istry perhaps vastly more powerful rocket fuels strong pew materials strange new chemicals A research jump into these hell fires was urged by Dr Aristid V Grosse president of the Research Institute of Temple University at opening sessions of the American Chemical Societys 135th national We simply dont know much about what happens in chemi cal and physical reactions above about he said But temperatures above degrees might lead to new fuels rocket propellents and materials able to resist tre mendous of it would be good for John Gunther even at this late date a year after his book came off Ihe press WITH ALL THIS as back ground Im now ready to de velop my point that while the Levine book is a good book even an excellent book it is not as good as it could be Irving Levine is back in Mos cow doing business at the old stand He wouldnt be there in my opinion if he had given us all that was in his mind and heart He would be persona non grata on Kremlin Hill as more than one other wholly candid observer of the Russian scene is To my way of looking at it a book about Russia to have fullest truth and significance would have to be written at the conclusion of the authors stay there It should be a conclud ganizcd labor The President held a 35min ute conference with Mitchell White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty said after ward The President of course is continually concerned about the involuntary unemployment of any American and not just sta tistical reports HOWEVER he believes that Iowa Tot Suffocates Inside Cedar Chest House Trims School Aid Requests DES MOINES bills to appropriate a year for various forms of state aid to schools were passed by the Iowa House and sent to the Senate Monclay The total is less than recommended by Gov Herschel Loveless It also is far below the requested by the and extreme southeast early afternoon Union members in the hog killing and cutting departments walked off the job al 1 Fri day and have not worked since At the negotiations which got under Monday forenoon were E L Luncly plant super intendent and Harry Helm in dustrial relations manager both of Mason City and Jerry Hodges Chicago from the in dustrial relations department of Armour and Company The Decker plant in Mason City is a division of Armour NEGOTIATING FOR t h t union were Douglas McMannes president of the local union Dave Hart Des Moines district director of the and the local committee While negotiations are going on concerning the work stop page at the Mason City packing plant it still will be out of the hog market until further notice said P J Thogerson general manager The new negotiations were ar ranged by Lundy and Hart They followed a fruitless session Sat ii jf ii urday afternoon between local Board of Public Instruction imanagcmcnt and local union of The bills provide these ficials amounts annually for the vari THE PLANT management sus pended approximately 350 work Tuesday Warmer east Mon day night lows upper 3fls northwest to lower 50s south east Considerable cloudiness and cooler Tuesday highs up per 50s northwest to middle 60s southeast Outlook for Wednesday Mostly fair cool er southeast FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Monday night through Satur day will average near to slightly above normal turn ing cooler Tuesday and Wed ncsday with little change thereafter Normal highs are 55 to 61 Normal lows are 32 to 38 Precipitation will aver age 25 to 50 of an inch from showers Monday night and Tuesday Minnesota Showers cooler Highs Tuesday 50 to 60 GlobeGazette weather data ous forms of school aid General state aid mil transportation aid mii ion specified school aids and supplemental aid 4 million up to 8 Monday Maximum 58 Minimum 29 At 8 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum 34 GlobeGazelle weather data up o 8 Sunday Maximum Minimum 67 44 ers in the hog killing and cutting departments after they walked off the job at 1 Friday Union officials said they left after notifying management be Thc general aid approprialionjfore worfc day started that TOLEDO Iowa WVA 5yearjjs above the amount recthey wished to hold a meeting in monthold Theresa Holcomb sufold boy suffocated in a cedarommended by Loveless survived located Monday when her Sunday got stuck in a plastic bag d with Leo Luka the Polk County son of Mr and oner said the bag was a type of plastic covering used to keep clothes clean Theresa was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank S Holcomb West Des Moines The id dropped shut Mrs Dean Boldt who farm 10 miles northwest of here took his Manchester terrier and climbed into the cedar chest ROOSEVELT NABBED SCOTTSDALE Ariz WVE1H great interest to all Ameri Ihe figures to be released Tuesjolt Roosevelt 48yearold son of day will be gratifying and of tiie late President Franklin D Roosevelt Monday was charged with drunk driving here Asked if the new figures resented an improvement over F e b r u a r y Hagerty Theyre pretty NIXON IS KEYNOTER DENVER Presi dent Nixon will keynote the na tional Young Republican con but his dogj An effort by Rep Lester Kltie ver RAtlanlic to increase the amount to million failed on a voice vote Kluevcr said he felt increased property tax re lief is badly needed and that general school aid agricultural land tax credits was the proper way to grant it There was also an effort to in 10 Killed in Iowa Crashes BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three lowans died in traffic accidents over the weekend Management warned themj The victims al killed Sun they would be suspendedlday were if they left before the end of the I the afternoon egular work day The workers nevertheless walked out A telegram was sent Sunday to Lundy stating The union wishes to advise you that we are not involved in an illegal walk out and state that properly suspended the workers crease from four to six million m hog and cuUing vention in Denver June 1721 was voted down dollars per year he appropria ion for supplemental aid It also and related departments Unless you immediately lift ing assignment not an inter mediate assignment But Ive taken far too much time telling you what Earl Hall clined would be more than the normal seasonal drop Administration officials havei been hopeful the March unem ployment figures Democratic and labor demands Freight Cars Derail in Turin Accident thinks Its high time I nurflibilliondollar spending be giving you at least a hint to spur the economy what awaits you between the covers of this Doubleday vol ume Main Street LEVINES introductory chap ter is an expansion of Winston Churchills oftquoted comment I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an The same things which prompted this observation about according to Irving Levine In the next chapter the NBC correspondent deals with the tangled skein of langu ages cultures and political back grounds to be found under the Communist tent Everybody in Russia proper and in all the outlying provinces and satellite states is conscious of an all powerful and an allembracing government every waking hour The widespread cynicism among CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Tuesdays government report was expected to show that number of jobless in March de the suspensions and allow work ers to return to work Monday we shall charge you and Jacob E Decker and Sons with an il legal lockout and demand pay for all workers who are sus Ipendcd I The employes are prepared to return to work Monday morn ing Failure to lift the suspen sions and open the plant will ne cessitate our taking action Linda Ann Duffield 18 Musca line Harold Beranek 42 Riverside Arley Olsen 48 Westside Miss Duffield and Beranek died in a Iwocar collision on Highway 76 about four miles have imsouth of West Liberty Kenneth Kenny 22 Riverside who was in the car with Bcr anek was in critical condition in a Muscatine hospital Fred Kautz 20 of Muscaline who was with Miss Duffield was in serious condition Olsen died when he was struck by a car on Highway 30 in West side He was walking his 16 yearold daughter Linda home from work Linda was hospital ized in Carroll Driver of the car in the acci dent was Sharon Hawkinson 18 Denver She and a passenger in Capitol Report by Loveless Iowas present Legislature will enact a reapportionment bill Goy Herschel Loveless pre dicted Monday in Mason City The Governors comments at a Rotary Club meeting here in dicated that in general he fa vors the bill already passed by the Iowa Senate and pending in the House of Representatives Reapportionment of the Leg islature in his opinion is the most important law still before the lawmakers He pointed out however that even if it is passed it cannot become opera tive before about 1963 THE LAW must be passed a so by the Legislature two years rom then it must be ap proved by a vole of the people then the 1960 federal census mist be completed before reap portionment can be The Governor also predicted a IS to 20 per cent boost in the icrsonal income tax collections this year He said it is danger ous to make a prediction at present because it has to be made partial returns However returns to the present show about a 25 per cent in crease on the average The increase he explained in the result of growth in the states economy and the plug ging of loopholes in tax laws A long range financial pro gram for the State Board of Re gents in charge of the slates colleges and university and other schools also was rated by Gov Loveless as highly import ant WITH THE Legislature spro iding money only for specific buildings for classroom pur poses the regents always must build to fit the budget rather than to fit the need quently Ihe buildings already are too small when completed The appropriation bill already passed for the Baord of Regents permits them to build anything under the sun except rooms the Governor mented class com i against the illegal jthe car Robert Robbins 42 also I of Denver were held in Craw SENDING OF THE telegram followed a negotiating session ford County jail Sunday night No charge had been filed The capital improvements at ihe state institutions have been retarded the Governor ceded because of his unwillingr ness two years ago to sign an omnibus tax bill Its three per cent sales tax and other pro visions would have raised a a needless 530 million of He explained after the meet ing that his principal objection was the provision which would have required the Stafe Comp troller to distribute all excess funds on a per capita basis to all school districts without re gard to whether they were good efficient districls or not He estimated that this would have involved million THE GOVERNOR came out strongly for a shorter ballot jpany representatives With open favoring the measure which TURIN expect ed to have eight derailed freight cars back on the tracks h Monday The cars part of Chicago and train were derailed i Saturday afternoon between management and the union mcctine was arranged lavonng me measure wmcn inis mccung was ariangea 10 mmds a can be arrived mabes the Stale Commerce arrive at a solution to the will Lomnifru jlem said Douglas bargaining appointive instead jMannes union president in at i statement afterward THE STATEMENT also called j The management immediate ly stated they had a prepared statement that the union would have to sign or the suspended workers would remain suspend a meeting for workers of the hog killing and cutting depart ments at the union hall Monday afternoon Local union officials have put led 2nd the plant would not opan entirely new interpretation of elective He also called it essential injured SAME GOVERNOR ARRIVES BY noon talk Dick Mettler is Rotary Mason City Rotary Club officers wel president and Robert Shepard is pro T T 1 1 T 1 I J 1 come Gov Herschel Loveless rijrht on his arrival by plane for a gram chairman erate next week The union stated to the man agemenl that the existing con jtrct covered all arguments necessary and a demand to sign the we didnt even have a chance to read was unreasonable It is the unions position any problem arising should be negotiated Again local management has refused to negotiate a serious i problem which affects hundreds of workers in the community When management is ready to negotiate a settlement the union is prepared to meet with com a national contract Thoger son said Sunday Their claim to a right to quit to attend a meet ing is unprecedented The hog kill was scheduled for eight hours of work on Friday and the cutting department for seven he added There were encugh hogs on hand for nine hours of work he said but the workers quit after five hours Union officials at the Saturday afternoon Thogerson said refused to giveany assur ance that they would abide by the contract or would work the hours scheduled that the Legislature meet every year instead of every two years as at present It is like asking a board of directors to meet every other year when it is faced with the responsibility of spending million he pointed out Governmental reorganization also is important he continued There are now 97 bureaus and commissions In connection with this he advocated centralized business machine accounting Such operations could probably save the state a half million dollars yearly he estimated OWAs PRESENT economic slabihly is attributable to the balance between agricultural and industrial income Agricul ture now accounts for about 26 per cent of the states income and industry for about 20 per t Tj ;