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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The VOL 107 newspaper that mokes alj North lowans neighbors Associated and United Prew Full UIM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1N2 10e CoaiUU ol Two 157 British smog toll mounts Teamsters take on the CWA 1700010 union vote By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The Nation al Labor Relations Board is mailing ballots to installers of Western Electric Co now mem bers of the Communications Workers of America AFL in an election to deter mine whether the workers should be represented by CWA or the International Brotherhood of Teamsters The strangest bedfellows one might imagine are Mother Bell and James Riddle Hoffa Yet such is exactly the cartoon created by the effort of the Teamsters to raid the CWA At issue is representation of the 17000 centraloffice installers of Western Electric manufactur ing and supply arm of the mighty Bell System Workers of the Western Elec tric Installation Division of the CWA are stationed in every part of the country The company describes their work as follows installers assemble intercon nect adjust and test Western Electric equipment in telephone company central offices in land terminals for overseas cables and at microwave and cable replay points across the nation The completed system is then turned over to telephone com panies for operation In addi tion installers are used for gov ernment work in national de fense and space communica tions including the Alaska Com munications System and the worldwide Project Mercury net work and provides communica tion between ground stations and spacecraft Many such pro jects are classified In the nations first open union disciplinary trial last August the CWA expelled 19 local leaders headed by Kenneth A Silvers former head of CWAs National Installation Bargaining Unit on grounds of dual unionism Sil vers is serving as organizing director for the Teamsters in the Western Electric contest The Teamsters in July had an nounced the W E organizing drive and petitioned for the NLRB election The company on Nov 27 in what amounted to an outright dare to the Teamsters said it would hot invoke a new NLRB ruling that extended from two years to three the period in which an existing contract bars a representation election Under this ruling the company could have put off the Teamsters chal lenge for a full year No love is lost between A T SiT Western Elcctrics parent affection ately and sometimes ironically spoken of by its employes as Mother Bell and the Com munications Workers Indeed CWA refers to the unsatis factory record of the Western Electric Company as an employ er one of the least flexible in the entire Bell System and to wrongheaded management and boasts that it has demon strated to everybodys satisfac tion that it can be as tough as they come Nevertheless in a policy probably without precedent in labormanagement r e I a t ions Western with the full knowl edge and consent A T T management has come out wholeheartedly on the side of CWA in the representation bat tle Obviously management sees the Teamsters raid as just the beginning skirmish in a war to include the Bell System in Hof long dreamt communica tionstransport complex 53000 CHEER FUND GOAL CronloDtxler Auxiliary Maion City Button Club The Tklrd Monday Mjhters HEO Club GlobeGazette IPL WEH KNH Club 500 500 H Ebce Olander 3 BV St Iowa State Policemens Asso Auxiliary Unit No 18 Council of Social Agencies Athenian Club Friendly Rlrthday Ciub Janet Pate Brill Old Fogies Lori fc Jeann Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sifma Phi A friend iyo Another friend 200 Romeo From Central Heights joo Mason City Trail Riders Clttfc 1000 FIRST DAYS TOTAL 30137 I IHI 25i00 2000 50 ixi 100 2500 iofl 500 300 IXo a TO iKI loo ttno oo STILL NEEDED 2698W GIVING DAYS LEFT S Cheer Fund off to a good start E can report an excellent start for the 1962 Christ mas Cheer Fund The generosity of individuals and organizations i s already evident in the first days re port which showed a total of raised As it has done in other years the WaTanYe Club made a contribution setting the pattern for service clubs in the com munity The Council of Social Agen cies made up of the profes sionals in the communitys so cial work program showed they were backing this cause H Ebee always in the first days listing made his usual generous contribution The 3 Bs from St Paul were again in the initial list They never forget tHe home town A junior high student Sally Olander made the Cheer Fund the topic in her speech class and at the same time sent a contribution Other organizations the names of which are familiar in the Cheer Fund listings were again sending their gifts It will also be noted that the GlobeGazette and its top executives are among the initial donors showing we are enthusi astic believers in this cause Further evidence of this will be shown when the various depart ments in the newspaper pass the hat for donations The funds raised 90 immedi ately to the office of the Family Service Inc on the sixth floor of First National Bank building where Doris Bruce executive secretary and her assistant Mrs F S Jacobson will begin the task of preparing for dis tribution The Family Service also serves as a clearing organiza tion for groups or individuals wishing to prepare Christmas baskets These are asked to call Miss Bruce The Cheer Fund is one in which all can participate Gifts large and small are most ac ceptable You can do your share by bringing or sending your gifts to the GlobeGazette The address CHRISTMAS CHEER Care GlobeGaxette Mason City May repeat disaster of 1952 67 victims already LONDON Wi A dense lethal smog settled down on London again Thursday with the death toll already 67 and another 738 victims of the sulphurous fumes in city hospitals The choking pall thickened with the early darkness for the fourth consecutive night i Air tests in central London showed the midday smoke con tent to be 2Va times the aver age for a comparative Decem ber Day But worse still the concentration of the combustion byproduct sulphur dioxide was seven times average That was blamed for the bulk of the deaths This looks like another 1952 disaster said Cmdr John Lang worthy chief of Londons emer gency bed hospital service The nineday smog in killed at least 4000 persons Port officials said 101 ships were tied up in the London area London airport was closed for the third day More than 60 sudden deaths Tuesday and Wednesday were at tributed to smog The victims were mostly people with heart or chest complaints whose condition was aggravated by the sulphurous pall With smoke and sulphur dioxide in the air amounting to 10 and 14 times the normal content the Weather Bureau said Wednesday things were as bad as in 1952 when a killer smog caused at least 4000 deaths The forecasters had predicted no letup and 200 hospitals were alerted for a major disaster Nearly 400 beds were taken Wednesday night by emergency cases A London County Council offi cial said hundreds of people who were due to go into hospital for operations were told to stay at home Carlson wellknown contractor dies ROCHESTER Minn bftFred H j a 1 m e r Carlson president of the Fred Carlson Construc tion Co at Decorah Iowa died in a hospital here Wednesday He was 61 Carlson was a past president of the Associated Gen eral Contractors of Iowa Sur vivors include the widow one son and one daughter SAME Adlai given full support WASHINGTON UP President Kennedy hopes lis public declaration of fullest confidence in Adlai Stevensonjvill put an end to speculation that the U N ambassador may be on his way out A Dear Adlai letter from Kennedy to Stevenson was made public by the White House Wednesday night Officials said he decision to give it out was prompted by the Presidents de ermination to try to remove any uncertainty about Stevensons uture The speculation stemmed from publication of a Saturday Evening Post article written by two Washington reporters Stew Alsop and Charles Bartlett close friend of the President Dog saves lives of Cresco pair AP AND I LET GO OF James Rooks 15 holds his hands over a roof who lived in the same building with the parapet of a 14story Brooklyn apart ment to reenact how he dropped Lourdes Bass 9 to her death Rooks girl confessed to molesting the girl aft er she had come home from school to eat lunch N ews in a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES No citizenship by birth alone JERUSALEM Israel The Israeli supreme court ruled in an historic decision that a person born a Jew is not entitled to Israeli citizenship simply be cause of his birth The decision in effect means a Jew cannot convert to Christianity and then enter this country and automatically claim citizenship But he can become a naturalized citizen Haifas lawyers complain NASHVILLE Tenn Air pistol pellets fired at James R Hoffa in court by an exmental patient have injected a new and unexpected element into the labor leaders conspiracy trial His attorneys quickly claimed the which the pellets bounced harmlessly off his the Teamsters Un ion president couldnt get a fair trial Chevrolet sets record UTICA Mich Chevrolet in the greatest per formance by a single auto firm in history sold its twomillionth passenger car of the year Thursday Lost Atlas on test block CAPE CANAVERAL Fla The Air Force closed out its fiveyear testing of the famed Atlas missile by sending an equipmentloaded advanced F model on a 5000mile trip down the Atlantic fir ing range De Gaulle supporter elected PARIS The new French National Assembly marked its overwhelming majority for President Charles de Gaulle by reelecting Gaullist stalwart Jacques ChabanDelmas as its president Near zero in Northwest Iowa Mercury in sharp dip Prisoners tear up old jail WEBSTER CITY UPI Five prisoners went on a ram page in the Webster County jai iere overnight and nearly de stroyed the interior of the old structure The destruction was dis covered Thursday morning when a deputy arrived at the jail There is no overnight jail er employed by the county Hamilton County Sheriff E R Lear said the prisoners most of whom were awaiting district court action on various charges roamed through the twostory jail breaking win dows ripping up beds and bed ding tearing down light fix tures throwing furniture out of second story windows break ing dishes and smearing the walls with food The prisoners were trans ferred to county jails at Fort Dodge and Clarion for safe keeping Lear said He identified the prisoners as Max Tracy Earl Willaby Jr and Larry Croxell all of Web ster City Adrian Sollis Rock ford 111 and Jerry Carmich ael Stratford Croxell was due to be released from the jail next week authorities said The county grand jury has repeatedly condemned the jail for a variety of reasons How ever several bond issues to build a new jail have beer turned down by the voters The mercury skidded close to the zero mark in north west Iowa early Thursday as the coldest weather of the season moved into the state Lows early Thursday ranged from 4 above at LeMars and Spencer to 20 degrees at Dav enport Mason City had 10 Spencers low was 34 de grees cooler than its low 10 days ago Sunny skies were expected to send the mercury into the 30s in most of Iowa Thursday afternoon The forecast calls for colder weather Friday night and Sat urday The cold air mass had not reached the Atlantic seaboard but rain or sfiowers dampened Florida and most coastal areas from South Carolina to Maine The Atlantic storm m o v e d t northeastward and caused rough seas along the New England coast Rain fell inland across New England Cold northwesterly winds carried snow from the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes across the Ohio Valley to the mountains of North Car olina and the Virginia high lands Snow flurries pep pered Atlanta where the mer cury dropped to 30 degrees Six inches of snow was on the ground in Akron Ohio with five inches during a six hour period Wednesday night Three inches fell in Youngs town Ohio Highways were snow packed in northeast Mis souri between St Louis and Hannibal Bowling Green Mo reported nearly two inches of snow with similar amounts in parts of northern Indiana The coldest weather was from Minnesota and North Dakota southward into eastern Nebraska and western Iowa with temperatures mostly in the teens A low of 9 above was reported in Devils Lake ND from Kennedy CRESCO Mr and Mrs eorge Niewold Thursday cred ted their dog Shep with saving heir lives when fire broke oul n their farm home 10 miles southwest of here They were awakened about by the barking of Shep The louse was ablaze and the couple arely had time to get out o he house They had to go about a mile o a neighbors home to cal iiremen because the blaze hac burned out their telephone line Firemen fought the blaze in 13degree weather but were un able to save the twostory hous or any of its contents The Weather North Iowa Increasing cloudi ness warmer Thursday night lows in low 20s Considerabl cloudiness chance of snow flurries Friday highs in uppe 20s f Iowa Fair Thursday night warmer lows in 20s Becom ing partly cloudy Friday snow flurries likely northeas and east colder with high 20s northeast to 30s southwest Further outlook Parti cloudy Saturday colder south east Minnesota Partly cloudy con tinued cold Highs Friday in 20s GlobeGazette Weather up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Data 37 10 Trace of snow 42 16 The article quoted anonymous fficials as saying that at the out et of the Cuban crisis Stevenson issented from Kennedys decision o throw a naval blockade around uba and advocated a softer ap roach Denials by the White House and y Stevenson coupled with state ments that Stevenson had in fact upported the blockade decision ailed to quiet the speculation Of icials tempest could stilled only by personal action Kennedy The letter read to newsmen by Vhite House press secretary Pi rre Salinger made two major points 1 That Kennedy has the fullest confidence in Stevenson and has valued his advice very highly 2 That Stevenson will continue as ambassador at the United Nations The letter also showed that Kennedy is satisfied the Soviet Unions withdrawing of missiles and bombers from Cuba has ef fectively ended the nuclear threat to US security The President said without qualification We have eliminated the nuclear men ace from Cuba He cited that point in his letter to Stevenson as evidence of the prudence of our policy and its ex ecution in which you played such an active part The White House said Kenne dys letter reached Stevenson at the United Nations about noon Wednesday But there were indi cations Stevenson had been satis fied after a Monday conference with Kennedy that he had the Presidents backing in spite of the replication in the article that someone in the administration might be trying to put an end 0 his UN career Associates said Tuesday that if Stevenson had not been satisfied about the Presidents position would have resigned already Kennedy wrote Stevenson that this is just a note to tell you igain how deeply I regret the un ortunate stir which has arisen ver the statements contained in he Saturday Evening Post arti ie On f he inside Page 4 7go 10 Editorials Society News North Iowa News CubGazette 5orh 15U Clear Lake News l Latest Markets Mason City News 1819 Comics 22 A new feature Golden Years How oth ers ive EDITORS NOTE This is a column for the senior citiien actual experiences of retired people It will be a weekly feature of the GlobeGaiette 7 By THOMAS COLLINS Retired people as a rule do not need much balm for their wounds By age 65 they have toughened up and the barbs of the world dont hurt much Thev can manage So what follows here is not intended as balm In stead it is a factual on the many let ters that are coming to what is happening to all the other people out in retirement If it gives some consolation to those maybcfo may not be getting It should be emphasized that this is not an opinion piece by an expert or a theoretical talk on how things might be It is an account of modernday re tirement as people who arc out there are telling it to me 1 Most retired people arent as rich as other people think they are The average citizen who has retired from a normal job with a normal company is getting to a month from pension and Social Secur mum Social Security Even if the company he retires from has a good pension and it may not the average citizen has been switching jobs over the last 25 years and has not built a large pension fund ity For many reasons he and his There course are exceptions of the fellow who got in on Social Security in the 30s and kept his face washed for the next 30 years meanwhile paying weekly into a pension fund He may be getting And the corporation now living m Santa Barbara or ;