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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for rhe CITY GLOBEGAZETTE EfelTJON VOL 91 The Newspoper That Makes AM North lowans Neighbors md OnHed nterntJonT run Lew MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL II 1940 7c Copy Thli coniltU ol KelloMSeetltti 142 400 nabbed in S Africa raid One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1200 pm Sunday WOI AMES 640 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy U30 pm Thurs WSUL Iowa City 910 am Sat The blame is on workman not on tool UAH EN A COMMUNITY abandons the City Manager Plan of government the reflec tion is on the community not on the City Manager Plan It no longer is on trial It has proved itself In this observation I am not judging harshly some distant place The very thing I am talk ing about happened in my own home town after 18 years of exposure to the City Manager Plan That was 16 years ago My face is still red from the embarrassment incident to it The oftdemonstrated fact is that the City Manager Plan is the one best tool yet devised by man to instill good business principles and practices in the vastly important business of municipal government But as in the case of good AP Pliotoiix RIGHT IN nist Chinas Premier Chou Enlai wears a Burmese head dress during a tour of Ran goon Chou is on a fourday state visit to Burma in an ef fort to repair strained rela tions between the two nations N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Universe of 1957 the former Carol Mor ris is a mother Carol now Mrs BrG Burke of Houston Tex gave birth to a son last Saturday She is the daughter of the Rev and Mrs LaVern Morris Ottumwa ban the bomb Thousands of demonstra tools in the hands of poor crafts men in other areas its possible to get very bad results from a very good implement Thats precisely what has happened here and in all other places where the City Manager Plan has been abandoned In a special election called to determine whether we should should not continue with the City Manager Plan only one out of three eligible voters was interested enough in this all important matter to get himself to the polls WHAT OTHER TYPE of busi ness enterprise would prosper in the face of such an unbeliev able apathy Those with a grievance imagined or real were there but our selfad mitted good people stayed away in droves Previously we had operated under the commission form of government but when we gave up the City Manager Plan we reverted to the aldermanic form of government inherited from the days when our town was a frontier trading post My central contention in this commentary would be consid erably more convincing if I could tell you that we have had very bad government since tak ing this notoriously backward step But that wouldnt be the truth Actually weve fared quite well very much better than we deserve I suspect Weve had two able honest mayors and the council has seen fit to give both a good bit of author ity and responsibility In effect we have had an ap proach to City Manager gov ernment although I presume the term Strong Mayor Plan would be more descriptive Both mayors since the abandonment of the city managership in 1944 have had an extensive experi ence background in business which most assuredly is an im portant qualification for a City Manager Thats why I have suggested that we have been more fortu nate than we deserve to be How long our good luck will hold out is of course in the lap of the gods When it deserts us I am quite confident our people will be disposed to give earnest consideration1 to going back to the City Manager Plan which gave us a generally good municipal administration for 18 years Now Im ready to return to my starting point namely that the City Manager Plan is a good tool but not a miracle that in the hands of poor craftsmen as is true in other areas it possible to get very bad Continued on Page 2 tors snaked into the center of London in a five mile long column led by jazz bands and bag pipes to climax one of the biggest protests against nuclear weapons in postHiro shima history SEOUL Korea Ten thou sand antigovernment demon strators clashed with stick wielding government support ers in a brief but wild battle here that followed daylong disturbances in Seoul and Tongnae They were protest ing against alleged fraud in the recent elections which re turned President Syngman Rhee to office LUCEDALE M i s onia Jones Box 60 admits she gave a setting hen a strange assignment The woman pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing illicit whisky and was fined Two deputies testified they searched her home and found a gallon of moonshine in half pint bottles under a setting hen NEW YORK It has been learned that the Mutual Broad casting Co wijl be sold to the Minnesota Mining and Manu facturing Co St Paul Mutual is the nations fourth largest radio network DES income tax collections are running nearly S2 million below esti mates for the 1960 fiscal year Iowa Comptroller Glenn Sars field reported The comp troller said that the decrease in individual income tax was probably due to late filing of income tax returns by lowans At least we hope so Sars field said Muscatine man is victim of crash MUSCATINE Lawrence Ollie Dutro 47 was killed Monday when his pickup truck went out of control and crashed into a ditch on Highway 34 north of Muscatine T TRACTOR VICTIM STANTON Peter son 48 was killed Saturday when his tractor overturned on a county road in front of his farm house three miles east of here On the inside Editorials Page 1 Comics 6 Society News 91011 Sports 1314 News Quiz 15 Latest MarketsU Mason City News 18lt Clear Lake News 2021 North Iowa News26 Weeklong quiet is broken Negroes go underground JOHANNESBURG South Af rica iffi Police and troops backed by eight armored cars arrested 400 Negroes in a raid on the African township of Dun can outside East London Mon day The government mobilized al police forces throughout the na tion for the first test of strength with the countrys leading Negrc political organization since went underground The nation has been relatively quiet for a week Strong police patrols kept a watch on Negro settlement around major urban areas One serious clash was re ported Near Port Elizabeth Negro police sergeant was al tacked and badly injured b other Negroes as he went t work Another Negro policema managed to escape Later si I Negroes were arrested an charged with assault HUNDREDS OF thousands of who work in the big cities and environs were caught XTthe political squeeze The gov ernment warned anyone staying away from work faced loss of heir jobs or even banishment to native reserves in the remote nterior A failure of the work boycott would be interpreted as a set back for the ANC in its cam paign to force an easing in the governments strict segregation policies and gain freedom for jailed Negro leaders Police offered protection to Negroes going to work and threatened sharp action against anyone trying to get them to stay by persuasion or intimidation MOST OF THE known ANC leaders have been jailed but the thousands of strike pamph lets that flooded Johannesburg and other areas indicated ef fective underground machinery lias been set up The Johannesburg Golden City Post a Sunday paper for Ne groes said a large number of Africans had been arrested for distributing the stayathome leaflets There were other press re ports that the government may seal South Africas frontiers with three Britishprotectorates Swaziland Basutoland and Bechuanaland to prevent sus pected government opponents from fleeing to asylum 2 facing robbery charges Nabbed by patrolman THE MAIL MUST GO THROUGH The ok motto to the effect that nothing stops the mailman is more than a cliche to rural carrier Fred Gertz Eldridge and his son Hank Gertz unable to drive his car on Wild Easter for lowans AP PJiotofax the muddy country roads has switched to tractor travel for his 55mile route It takes three more hours this way but it beats walking through the goo he said Bright and mild spring weather was back in Iowa Mon day And the Weather Bureau promised that these conditions would prevail all week The welcome change came as suddenly as did the Unwelcome storms of many kinds over the weekend Easter day brought SAME Spring weather returns snow to most parts of the stalejBoone and Ames each had 2 inches Dubuque Winlcrset some rain and then sunshine These varied conditions came in the wake of Saturdays wind and heavy rain in which torna does hopscotched around east central Iowa There was one death and considerable damage including a train derailment to go over its banks at Oska Authorilies in Decorah Mon day planned to charge two men from Louisville Ky with armed robbery of a filling sta tion The pair Lcc W Hundley 44 and diaries D Treadway 50 were arreslcd Saturday night by Iowa Highway Patrolman Arthur lonkcr less than three hours after the robbery Winncshiek County Sheriff I3ob Uitcsman Monday said the two men would neither admit nor deny the holdup But the service station attendant Dar rell 11 can ing 20 Decorah identified them as the men who took his billfold and about from the station at gunpoint HENNING SAID the two gun men entered the station owned by his father and forced him to lie on the floor as they scooped money from the cash register Jonker at Osage heard the re port of the robbery at pm The two men were reported headed north in their car Jon ker headed for Crcsco He drove slowly and checked license plates of all cars At the west edge of Cresco he spotted the Hundley car without a license plate on the front lonker gave this account of what happened I turned and started follow ing this car 1 called for help but there were no other patrol cars in the area so I decided I would follow them until help Waterloo and DCS Moines each reported an inch A 40minute blizzard hit Fairfield but the snow melted as it fell Snow in other sections of the state melted soon after it cov e Mother who lost 8 in crash dies SIGOURNEY UPI Ruth Hamnies whose eight children were killed in a cartrain col lision as she was driving them to school more than three years ago died Monday in childbirth Hospital officials said Mrs Hammes who entered the hos pital Sunday had been expect ing her loth second since the tragic crash which wiped out her eight children on Oct 251956 However there was no delivery the hospital said MRS HAMMES 41 is sur vived by her husband and a son Myron who was born Jan THE MELTING snow and ered the ground and coupled iwith rain which also fell over the weekend caused the ram prompted some threats ofjWealhcr Bureau to issuc nood floods along streams in the warningson the Iowa and Skunk Waterloo Oskaloosa and Sigour chilly Easter Day ney areas It was a Highest temperatures ranged from 43 at Waterloo to 56 at Bur lington Overnight lows varied from 25 degrees at Mason City to 37 at Council Bluffs Three inches of snow were re ported Sunday atHubbard northwest of Marshalltown Rivers and on Black Hawk Creek between Hudson and Wat erloo BLACK HAWK Creek was ex pected to crest about one foot above bankful Monday The Iowa River was expected to reach 15 feet at Marshalltown where the flood stage is 13 feet The Skunk River was expected North Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night and Tuesday Lows Monday night 3844 Highs Tuesday 6270 about 15 months Partly and the fatal accident Her death brought new trag edy to farmer Richard Hammes A little more than three years ago Hammes stood in his farm field and waved goodbye as his wife passed down the road in the family car on the way to take the older youngsters to a rural school It was the last time Hammes saw the children alive Mrs Hammes then 38 was hospitalized for shock and minor injuries Tues night the Injuries are fatal to rock V roll singer BATH England roll singer Eddie Cochran a Minn native of Albert Lea died here Monday of injuries High court ruling in favor of union WASHINGTON UP The Su preme Court Monday ruled that a railroad union may not be en joined from striking over de mands for a voice in company plans to eliminate certain jobs Justice Black delivered the 54 decision which reversed low er courts Justices Whittaker Clark Frankfurter and Stewart dissented Both Whittaker and Clark wrote dissenting opinions The decision is an important interpretation oi the NorrisLa Guardia Act Its practical appli cation is limited however be cause many union contracts have specific clauses dealing with job eliminations The decision was given in a dispute between the Order of Railroad Telegraphers andthe Chicago North Western Rail way Co The union sought amendment of its working agreement with the company to provide that no job in existence Dec 3 1957 would be abolished except by agreement between the railway and the union The railway con tended this was not a bargain able matter A strike call for Aug 21 1958 was issued Federal courts in Chicago en joined the strike and the union appealed to the high tribunal er Monday night and day Lows Monday 3845 Highs Tuesday 6267 6772 southwest Further Outlook Partly cloudy and mild chance of rain Wednesday night Fiveday Iowa Temperatures for the week will average above normal with daytime highs ranging through the upper 60s and lower 70s Lows will average from the middle to upper 40s Warming trend early part of the week cooler about Thursday and warming again at the end of the period Precipitation will average from 50 to 100 inches occur ring as showers mostly the latter part of the period Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Tuesday 5060 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Monday suffered in a car crash His body will probably be flown to his home in California later this week The 21y e a rold singer lived at Albert Lea until his early teens Recently he was a name for himself rock n1 roll world in oosa Wednesday and crest at aankful late Monday at Sigourney High winds Saturday and the icavy snow Sunday disrupted telephone service in several cen tra 1 Iowa towns Northwestern Bell Telephone Co said Perry Bayard Yale Bagley Jamaica Rippey Ogdcn Boxhold Payton Beaver Panora Greenfield Fon anelle Earlham Afton and Patterson were without long distance service Sunday THE TORNADO Saturday slammed a semitrailer truck nto a car at Dons Truck Stop about 6 miles south of Watcr oo on Highway 218 Carl Mannel 44 Waterloo a passenger in the car was killed rlis daughter Shirley and her husband Gerald A Black es caped injury The truck driver Belmar Gorges Acklcy was not injured Fortyone railroad cars were blown off the tracks about 8 miles north of Traer in Tama County causing derailment of a Chicago and Great Western freight train No one was in jured in the mishap The twister also damaged buildings at Reinbeck just north of Traer A light airplane was blown through a hangar wall at Washburn and several homes in Washburn were damaged came BUT THEY slowed down and pulled over to the shoulder Hundley came out of his car and told me Your lights are blind ing me I told him I had them ori dim and asked him to get in my car Jonker searched Hundley and then went to Hundleys car to search the second man Jon ker already suspicious had his own pistol out and when he opened the door of the Hundley car he pointed the pistol at Treadway who was seated on the right side of the front seat THE PATROLMAN said Treadway reached to the floor grabbed a bottle of whisky and took a drink before saying a word Jonker later learned that the men had slopped in Decorah and obtained a state liquor per mit In the front seat of the car Jonker found two 38 caliber pistols He immediately hand cuffed Treadway The two men were carrying money and the most of the rest of it was in the car All the money taken from the filling station was re covered The two men were taken to the sheriffs office in Cresco and then were transferred to Decorah Maximum Minimum At 8 am 45 25 38 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 62 Minimum 32 Precipitation 42 Sports Bulletin CLEVELAND Cleveland Indians Monday traded southpaw Herb Score to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Barry Latman OFF TO THE BALL GAME Presi dent Eisenhower watches as his grand daughter Mary Jean 4 is lifted from a helicopter as they leave their vacation quarters at Augusta Ga for Washing ton Ike will toss out the first ball to AP Pkotofax open the American League baseball season Tuesday In the helicopter which took them to the airport can be seen Ikes son John his wife andother i daughter Barbara 10 ;