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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ttw VOL ft MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes AM North lowans Neighbors full MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 11 1960 7e i Copy ThU ConitsU Two SectionsSection Oo HOME EDITION One Mans A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 11300 1245 pm Sunda WOI AMES 640 pm Tuesday WTAD Qulney 930 pm Tburs WSUI lowi City 910 am Sit Leap Year is symbol of progress T EAP YEAR brings with it a reminder that in the past when an improved system for reckoning time was developed somebody was on hand to order it into effect Once it was a Ro man emperor Julius Caesar by once it was a pope Gregory The problem facing the world back in 46 BC was that the calendar in use and the seasons based on the rotation of the earth around the sun were in great and growing conflict Caesar established a new cal endar based on a year of 365A days He included a month named after him July and it became known as the Julian Calendar That 365V4 day year would have been all right except for one thing The solar year is actually HVi minutes shorter than 365Y4 days This is another way of saying that once in every 128 years the Julian Calendar fell into error by one 24 hour day So by 1582 some 1600 years later the Julian Calendar had become pretty noticeably out of kilter with the sun and the sea sons It was so off schedule that Easter and the various mov able feast days of the ecclesi astical year were also out of harmony with the seasons TAKING NOTE of the wide discrepancies Pope Gregory XIII effected a sweeping change He lopped 10 days off the Julian Calendar and introduced the leap year rule adding a day our Feb 29 to all years di visible by four but only to those century years divisible by 400 properly came to be known as the Gregorian Calen dar It is in general use almost 400 years after its inception in THE WORLD CALENDAR Wopfcf em Injuries fatal to oy Ran da Nelson victim AP Photofax GEORGIABOUND Fortified with a new putter guaranteed to whittle his golf score President Ei senhower and his wife Mamie leave Washington for a 10day vacation at the Augusta Ga National Golf Club The new putter was given him by Rep J Arthur Younger who said it would take two or three strokes off your game Ike replied Well see FIRST t M T W T f M T W T r M T W T F S i 2 3 J 2 2f 7771 NO f M T w T F M T W T r K T wT f 12 1ZUU 22 21 24 i ft 7 1C 11 12 17 II 11 12 12 14 Ift M i w V 7 1 I 3 T M 11 12 LI If M 17 U 21 7 1 1011 12 13 14 IS M IT l JO 21 22 2J 37 29 X 7 ft It 12 11 14 I J IB 2O 21 22 273 W PtXJWTH HfWf f M T WT r I 3 I 4 S 7 121 14 IS 21 I 7 10 M 21 22 23 24 21 27 C 7 TO It 12 1X14 IS 17 It 11 2O H 22 M 24 27 24 TW HrfayW 11 DKMW Ml T WwM Verwoerd may be in worse shape than reports say JOHANNESBURG South Africa UP An antigovernment newspaper reported Monday that the assassination attempt on Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd may have injured the govern ment chief much more severely than his doctors have admitted Johannesburgs Rand Daily Mail one of the leading oppon ents of Verwoerds racial policies said the two bullets which in the head may have caused dam age which could impair speech his sense of balance his hearing and possibly his1 mental state for some time Medical bulletins said the Prime Minister spent a restful night and was in satisfactory condition Stronger security guards were assigned government ministers received Saturday in a twocar crasli on Highway 18 just west of here has claimed the liftof one of the five persons injured Randall Lowell Nelson 1 months Ventura died late Sun day at a Britt hospital He had been listed in fairly good con dition with multiple bruises and lacerations However it later was determined that he had re ceived internal injuries Still hospitalized at Britt is the boys mother Jacqueline Bau gous Nelson driver of one of the cars involved She was in satisfactory condition with cuts and contusions In good condition at Mercy Hospital in Mason City is Anna Johnson 112 N 5lh St Clear Lake who received head in juries Her husband Ejnar 54 and a daughter Dorothy 17 were treated for head cuts and leg injuries respectively They were released after treatment THE ACCIDENT happened about pm Highway patrolmen said Johnson a contract carrier for the GlobeGazette was driving west on Highway 18 when Mrs Nelson headed north pulled out of a side road at a point just inside the Hancock County line Johnsons car struck the Nel son machine broadside the im pact throwing Mrs Nelson and her son out onto the pavement The autos came to rest 21feet apart both facing north in the right hand lane of the highway 28feet from the point of col lision ACCIDENT PROVES FATAL The two cars in volved in a collision Saturday on Highway 18 just west oi Ventura arc being prepared to be towed away The car at right was driven by Jacqueline Nelson Ventura Her infant son Randall died late Sunday of injuries received The auto at left was driven by Ejnar Johnson Clear Lake Result of holding action on hogs by farm bloc debated 1582 It was a vast improvement over the calendar bequeathed to civilization by Julian Caesar But that isnt to say it is any thing like perfect It has its in consistencies and shortcomings As a matter of fact the world at this moment has available a calendar which is as much su perior to the Gregorian Calen dar now in use as the Gregorian Calendar was superior to the Julian Calendar which it super seded four centuries ago Scien tists churchmen and business men joined their genius some 25 years ago to perfect what has come to be known as the World Calendar WHATS SO GREAT about the World Calendar Lets take a look at it Whereas the calendar in use has 12 months of varying length the World Calendar has 12 months with the same num as leaders of the ruling National met to discuss who would take over the reins of govern ment as acting prime minister Nationalist newspapers indi cated the shooting of the prime minister by a wealthy British born farmer Saturday would bring no modification of the gov ernments racial policy London newspapers predicted Verwoerds racial policy would be enforced more strenuously Some expressed fears the shoot ing would heighten tension be tween the National partys Dutchdescended Afrikaner sup porters and South Africans of British origin Heated passions aroused by the assassination attempt brought pleas for calmness in the nation ridden by racial strife for the last three weeks GUTTED BY FIRE CHURCH Lfl Fire destroyed the farm home of the Elmer Sweet family two miles south east of this northeast Iowa town Sunday Oregon trucker admits he shot Davenport man EAST PEORIA III Illi nois State Police say an Oregon truck driver has admitted the fatal shooting of a Davenport man in a tavern brawl last Thursday night Police who captured Robert Wayne Kirkham 33 Portland Ore Sunday said Kirkham told them he was forced to shoot in self defense Killed in the 400 Club in Dav enport was James Osborne 52 of Davenport The slayer fled in a truck after the shooting which police said occurred when Osborne attempted to help the bartender force Kirkham out of the bar The bartender said Kirkham had been drinking for several hours and refused to serve him any more beer BACK TO WORK HOLLYWOOD UPI lands glamour boys and girls returned to work Monday to mark the unofficial end of the 32day actors strike against seven major motion picture studios THE ENTIRE right side and frontendof the respective ve hicles were crushed They had to be towed away Vision at the intersection was unobstructed patrolmen said Marks from tires on the John son car were left for 78 feet prior to the moment of impact Alvin Meyer Jr a Garner trucker following the Johnson car was first on the scene He summoned ambulances which took Mrs Nelson her son Mrs Johnson and her daughter to the hospitals Johnson was taken to a hospital in a patrol car Johnson was hauling newspa pers for delivery in Garner Al gona and points north south and west PATROLMEN SAID Mrs Nel son will be charged for failure to yield the right of way Funeral arrangements for Randall Nelson are incomplete at the Wilcox Funeral Home Clear Lake Besides his mother he boy is survived by his father Jack Lee Nelson Clear Lake his grandparents Mr and Mrs lie Nelson Clear Lake Route 1 and Mr and Mrs George Bau gous Ventura By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor Whether the National Farm ers Organizations hog holding action at Midwest livestock markets during the last two weeks lias had any serious ef fect is a point for much discus sion But one thing is its had an effect on the amount of mail this newspaper has re ceived Within the last three days up wards o a dozen cards and let ters have been received asking that the hog holding action and the NFO in general be ex plained There has been an oh vious similarity in the communi cations received Taking first things first the NFO is an organization designed to better the selling prices of farm products through collec tive bargaining between the farmer and the processor The hog holding action now under way is one of the methods employed by the NFO to force this collective bargaining In theory it means that the farm ers hold their hogs from the market until enough pressure is put on the packers and they are forced to raise the market price LATE LAST week Oren Stalcy Rea Mo president of the NFO said the group would continue the holding action at Midwest markets indefinitely because of signs oE success The campaign aims at get ting farmers to keep their hogs at home until the markets pay a hundredweight Most of the markets were paying at least S3 a hundredweight below this figure Staley said hog receipts last Friday were 41000 at 12 Mid west markets a drop of14000 from the previous week and the lightest run in two months While Slaley was saying this North Iowa Fair and cooler Monday night low middle 30s Partly cloudy and mild Tues day highs in the 50s Iowa Fair and cooler Monday night lows 3242 Increasing cloudiness and mild Tuesday except little cooler extreme southeast highs in the 50s Further outlook Showers and thunderstorms continued mild Wednesday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures for the week will average near or slightly above normal con tinuing mild with oniy minor day to day changes Normal highs are in the 50s north low er 60s south Normal lows are in the 30s Scattered showers during the latter half of the week will average 10 to 30 drop was due to the NFO ac tion packers were blaming it on the flood conditions and im passable roads that prevailed in the area They said these con ditions made it impossible for farmers to market hogs they or dinarily would at tliis time At Deckers in Mason City Walter Rae head hog buyer said operations at the plant last week were normal We have nothing in particu ar to say about the situation tlac said Some of our cus tomers belong to the NFO and a lot of them dont llae said there was one day at the plant last week when the number of hogs rcceivec was down This could be at tributcd to the fact that the market was 50 cents lower he suggested The decline resulte from the unusually large mini ber of hogs brought to the plan the previous day JustAvhat is the NFO working inches west inches east and 20 to 50 STRIKE ENDS MILWAUKEE Wis UPI The last of 3200 brewery work ers ended a weeklong strike Monday after the Schlitz Brew ery gave in to a union demand that stacks of beer cases be piled six high instead of seven high for safety ber of month working days each Whereas the present calendar has quarters of varying length the World Calendar has quar ters of equal length each start ing with a Sunday Whereas the present calendar maintains no systematic rela tionship between days of the week and dates of the month World Calendar days and dates coincide every year New Years Day would al wayi come on a Sunday the Continued on 2 2 members of Blue Angels flying team killed in crash Minnesota Fair a little warm er Highs Tuesday in 50s Globe Gazette weather data founc ajive Submerged car gives up 2 bodies POLK CITY crews Sunday found the bodies of a young man and a teenaged girl trapped in their submerged car after it plunged through rotted bridge flooring into a river Two other occupants of the car a teenaged boy and girl escaped from the sunken auto late Saturday swam to shore and hiked a mile to a farm house But the farmer had no telephone and had to drive two miles to Polk City for aid Skindivers and dragging crews searched the Des Moines River for 17 hours while hope dwindled that the young couple would be for USING THE farmerpacke relationship as an example the NFO is attempting to obtain a marketing contract between it members and the packers Un der this contract the NFO woulc insure the packers a certain number of hogs each year and in return would demand that it members receive a price fo 49 37 data 39 18 COLORADO SPRINGS Colo UPI Two members of the crack Blue Angels exhibition fly ing team were killed Sunday when their F9F jet crashed and burned on takeoff from Peterson Field The Navy listed the victims as Lt W F Sherwood 27 Wil mington Del and mechanic J R McCay Both were sta tioned at Pensacola Fla home base of the Blue Angels An Air Defense Command spokesman said the brightly decorated plane apparently stalled after leaving the run way hit a telephone pole and slammed into the ground on a small mesa a quarter mile from the field The planes fuel tanks exploded on impact and the craft caught fire The jet was the last of seven Blue Angel planes to leave Col orado Springs for San Diego after the team had made a re fueling stopover at Peterson en route from Bunker Hill AFB Ind The Blue Angels a team of handpicked Navy fighter pilots have thrilled audiences through out the world with their tight formation flying and acrobatic maneuvers Lt Sherwood was not a xegu lar pilot with the Blue Angels but was attached to the group as a substitute the Navy said The F9F Panther jet which crashed is an earlier twoseat trainerversion of the F11F Cou up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum Burns are fatal to Fayette janitor FAYETTE Daj vis 67 a janitor at the school here died Monday from burns received when flames swept Finally the car was located in 15 feet of water The bodies of Jack Wright 25 and Roxie Allison 18 both of Des Moines were found inside Bessie Beveridge 17 Des Moines and Larry Hodge 16 Polk City the escaped occu pants were treated at a hos pital for minor injuries and re leased Lore News Highlights ROME UPI Premier Fernando Tambroni went to the office of President Gio vanni Gronchi Monday to ten der the resignation of his 4 dayold cabinet WASHINGTON House leaders predicted Monday the civil rights bill will be on President Eisenhowers desk before the end of this month On the inside Society News 78 News Quiz Clear Lake News 11 Sports 1314 Comics 15 Editorials Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 North iowa News 26 ogs somewhat above the going larkcf price The entire purpose of this con according to the official FO brochure is to force the ackers and other farm prod ct processors to deal with irmers as an organized group nd not as individuals According to the NFO as ng as the individual farmer ocs to the market place and sks What will you give me c will never get a price in com arison with other segments of tie economy Whether or not this NFO mar veling contract will work in practice is not known Al hough the organization is near y fiveyearsold no such con tract has ever been signed by a processor Since the NFO started holding organization meetings in Cerro Gordo County some five months ago about 120 farmers have joined according to Kenneth Hyde Clear Lake county chairman UNDER THE CONTRACT farmer signs with the NFO the organization becomes his bar gaining agent for the three years he membership lasts This is only true however if the organ zation signs a marketing con tract with a processor Until that time the farmer is a free marketing agent and can sell lis products where he pleases Once a contract is signed lowever the farmer must sell to a specified processor If he doesnt sell to that processor ic can be assessed 10 per cent of the gross sale receipts for liquidating damages The cost of joining the NFO at the present time is a year This however changes once a marketing contract is signed for a commodity At that time the dues become 1 per cent of the gross sales price of the commodity during a year In other words if a farmer sells 500 220pound hogs at the NFO price of a hundred weight during the year his dues for that year would be or one per cent of the gross sale That means the farmer would be giving one hog out of every 100 as membership fees t gars which are flown by the through his home Davis was Blue Angels in their exhibitions An ADC spokesman said the cause of the crash had not been determined but it was believed a combination of a heavy fuel load and the high elevation of the field may have caused the plane to stall Neither Sherwood nor McCay were with the Blue Angels when they appeared at the Mason City Airport last summer The craft that crashed howevert was one of those on display here The Blue Angels are scheduled to give another performance here this July 10 in conjunction with Mason Citys Aviation Day found Saturday night He was by smoke and his home was in flames Davis who lived alone was burned over 90 per cent of his body SAME Pierson to seek GOP committeemans post HUMBOLDT Former Re publican state chairman Don Pierson Humboldt said Mon day he was a candidate for the position of Iowa GOP na tional committeeman Pierson who was state chairman during the 195456 period will be seeking to oust Charles E Wittenmeyer Dav enport the current national committeeman from Iowa Pierson 52 is a former mayor Humboldt and is a concrete products manufac turer here The selection the na t i o n a 1 committeeman and committee woman will be made April 22 by delegates to the state Republican presiden tial convention in Des Moines A contest has also devel oped for national committee woman Anna Lomas Red Oak the current committee woman will be a candidate for a third term while Enid Robinson Hampton is seeking to win the seat I HYDE POINTS out that ilarge part of these fees will go i jto promote farm products and 17 tell the farmers story He con tends that since farming is such big business it should adver se and promote like other big usinesses Who determines whether a marketing contract should be igned Under the NFO membership greement no processor ract can become effective until t has been ratified by twothirds f the members in the market ng area who have attended a meeting called for that purpose Is there a legal basis for the action The legality of collective bar gaining by farmers was estab ished by the CapperVolstead Act of 1922long before labor received the same privilege Why use hogs as the testing action Why not beef cattle or some other farm product According to the NFO bro chure hogs are used as test commodity because over a targt area more farmers produce hogs than any other commodity I ;