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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the HOME EDITION VOL 91 Associated ind UnlUd Preti IntenuttMUl FuB LCIM The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER Pwr ConiUti of Two On 51 Bitterness A of farmers 1 growing Prices reach 79year low costs rising By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON This is the time of year the farmer tidies up his property and totes up his accounts and its also the time hes most susceptible to contro versy The reports coming from the Department of Agricul ture are going to make him if anything more acrimonious than usual Prices received by farmers for crops and livestock fell 2 per cent in the month ended Nov 15 to a 19year low At the same time costs of production and living supplies rose per cent over the month The parity ra tio prices received by the farmer as against prices he at 79 as against 84 in midNovember 1958 Indica tions were that it would go even lower when midDecember data is released Governmentheld farm sur pluses at the beginning of No vember hit a new high of billion against ast Feb ruarys previous record of billion Theyll continue to climb for several months PRESIDENT Eisenhower at his last news conference said he would send to Congress in Jan uary a farm program that he hoped would do something to free agriculture from its com plete dependency or almost complete dependency upon gov ernment and make it more But the 5point program outlined earlier by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson has been attacked by the National Farmers Union as the biggest assault ever put together against the federal farm It was labeled old Bensons plan is based on 1 an expanded soil bank program 2 aggressive research to find new uses for farm products 3 a Vigorous Food for Peace program 4 an expanded Ru ral Development Program io assist farmers in lowincome areas more than half of our ng conflict total farmers to attain a high er standard of 5 real istic price supports scrapping parity and setting price supports for three years at 75 per cent of average market prices for the previous three years then raising them to 90 per cent on the same CONGRESS AT the 1959 ses sion passed no general farm legislation after Democrats complained that Benson had failed to put forward specifi recommendations The Presi dent vetoed wheat and tobacc price support bills The Democrats if they are go ing to appear more than mere ly negative in a Presidential election year are going to have to come up with a programof their own at the next session Bensons announcement brought forth vague counterproposals from a number of members of the opposition parly ON Gene Hoff man Mankato one of some 200 National Guardsmen at the strikebound Wilson Co plant at Albert Lea takes his turn at sentry duty during the dark damp lonely night Hes silhouetted by a large flood Jight which was installed to illuminate themain entrance of the plant shown in back ground AP Pbotofax Nehru salutes U S ties NEW DELHI India Prime Minister Nehru Satur day hailed President Eisen howers 11 nation goodwill tour as a pilgrimage of peace carrying a worldwide impact The Prime Minister said he welcomed Eisenhowers visit at this particular juncture of world events Asian events and Indian Nehru spoke at an impromp tu news conference during an inspection of the sprawling press headquarters set up by the Indian government for coverage of the Presidents stay here This visit is news for the entire world and It is right that its recog nized Nehru said He told newsmen that the Presidents stay is important news in view of I may use the in quest of peace While many things have been dicussed and have hap pened he said every thing has been in the con text of peace cooperation and Nehru and Eisenhower so far have held about three hours of private discussions in addition to contacts at public meetings dinners and other events They will meet several more times before the Presi dent leaves for Iran Monday Informed sources reported they have discussed a wide range of subjects including In dias border quarrel with Red China Nehru they say also has brought up the question of Washingtons troubles in keep ing Western allies particular ly West Germany and France from rocking the Western boat in advance of the summit meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev In brief Nehru considers problems throughout the world as part of one single great problem that of pre serving peace and easing ten sions Liberation army invades Paraguay BUENOS AIRES Argentina of a liberation army consisting of Paraguayans liv g abroad were reported Sat urday invaded Para guay from Argentine and Bra zilian border points The Argentine news agency Saporiti said the government of strong man President Alfredo Stroessner immediately mobil ized reserves and took other emergency measures to counter the threat Saporiti said vasion at dawn was in seven columns Clandestine radios in Misi ones Province of northern Ar gentina reported the liberation army was led by Juan Jose Ro Mario Steche as Paraguayan Wilson Co will seek end to military law FROM OUB WIRE SERVICES ALBERT dents and merchants of this strikebound corn belt town chafed Saturday under martial law which slowed normally brisk preChristmas commerce Striking meatworkers gloated as 200 Minnesota National Guardsmen shouting cadence i n d brandishing bayoneted ifles closed the Wilson Co neatpacking plant where 48 lours of picket line violence had hreatened to erupt into a shoot Wilson officials asked Minne Adj Gen Joseph Nelson to allow enough nonstrikers in 16 get pounds of of the plant before it spoiled Nelson was expected to grant the request if further violence could be avoided This is a black day for Al bert said one department store manager Others reported the Christmas trade dropped off the minute the troopers At St Paul Wilson Co at orneys confirmed that they will file a federal court suit Monday n an effort to force the Guard to reopen the plant and re store the property to the posses sion of the They called the closure completely arbi trary and The citizensoldiers planted a 105mm recoilless cannon in front of the plant and padlocked the gates to all but supervisory and clerical workers showed up But the strikers were openly pleased at the imposition ol martial law ordered when pick eters and demonstrators began cursing and attacking the non striking workers who were fill ing their jobs its a hell of a good one striker said Were real picke line leader Roger Brown 23 said Now weve got what w wanted The plants shut down and they should come t Gov Orville Freeman ordered the guardsmen into A bert Lea reported no success i a 2Mzhour conference in S aul with Wilson Presiden ohn D Cooney Ilel tein president of the striking United Packinghouse Workers COONEY SAID HE would boy ott all talks with the union un il we have some assurance hat illegal acts at Albert fOUld Stop Wilson lawyers flocked own to gather evidence and ooney said he would consider all possible legal means to re pen the plant The National Guardsmen rolled nto town in a truck convoy when Freeman lella 26 and both identified students Despite the reports of revolt in various Paraguayan cities Argentine airlines said flights to the capital of Asuncion were normal A CORRESPONDENT at As uncion reported by telephone to Buenos Aires thatall appeared quiet in the Paraguayan capi tal The call placed here was put through immediately The Asuncion report con flicted with information being broadcast by Buenos Aires ra dio stations which said upris ngs had occurred Villarica and Concepcion Information from the north ern Argentine cities of Posadas andClorinda said disturbances had broken out in the three Par aguayan cities at the moment rebel forces started their in STROESSNER a veteran ar tillery officer worked his way up to general and took president in 1954 after a coup A state of Drop charge against Red Oak principal RED OAK UP Eugene Whiteman 34 is back at his post as principal of Red Oak Junior High School after being reinstated by the school board Friday night Whiteman was suspended Oct 20 when he was accused of a lewd and lascivi ous act with a minor A grand jury refused to indict him au tomatically dismissing the charge Whiteman who was ac cused by the father of a teen age girl will receive full pay for the period since his suspen sion SAME 561 IOWA SAFETT DEPARTMENT FIGURES means no IraffU ia STATE COACH FOR IKE Crowds AP Photofax jam close to watch President Eisenthe World Agriculture Fair in New Del hower and Indian President Prasad arhi Some hear Eisenhower speak rive in a black and gold state coach at at the official opening into early in Friday iwa Partly cloudy with little temperature change Saturday night and Sunday Some scat tered light snow Saturday night lows in 20s north to low er 30s south GlobeGazette weather data p to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 26 trace of rain 12 8 Wedding proves to be quite a leap in more than one way TAIPEI Formosa Feng Hsuiying 18 and Capt Cheng Chinglien a National ist Chinese paratrooper were up in the air Saturday cele brating their approaching marriage They parachuted from an Air Force C46 transport for the nuptials The bestman and 12 others taking part in the marriage ceremony also para chuted All the chutes opened by the way acted on the request of Albert ea officials who appealed to him to send the troopers to put down a state of lawlessness rioting and The officials said the nonj strikers most of them from out of town were carrying guns knives and blackjacks and nightriders intent on vanda lism are roaming the country In adjacent Faribault Coun ty Deputy Sheriff Jim Phipps reported acts of vandalism di rected at farmers who took nonunion jobs at the meat pack ng plant A DELEGATION of about 45 Southern Minnesota farmers led jy Verlin Welch legislative di rector of the State Farm Bureau marched Friday afternoon into Freemans office in St Paul and demanded reopening of the plant Welch said farmers were being penalized because hogs were be coming too heavy for marketing purposes He told the Governor the farmers wanted him to use troops to keep the plant open rather than closed Freeman told the farmers it would have taken Guards men instead of 200 to keep the plant open martial been in force in the country on and 6ff for the last 15 years because of ec onomic and other pressures Recently private planes have dropped anti Stroessner leaf lets on Asuncion the capital city of people and ele ments of the ruling Colorado party have been arrested there Vandalism on farms BLUE EARTH Minn Burn ing of baled straw Friday night capped a series of vandalism acts which a deputy sheriff said apparently were aimed at 1959 CHEER FUND Previously reported C Holbrook Mr anfl Mrs L F Rudd Thompson A ague of United Latin Ameri can Citizens Council 319 United Lutheran Church Men Central Lutheran Church Pleasant Ridfe Womens Club Amalgamated Clothing Work ers of The Bridge Club Becky Jon Billy r0 Crowds jam huge reception for Ike NEW DELHI India f President Eisenhower sat beam ing on a sofa in the Indian governments magnificent Moghul Gardens Saturday and greeted thousands of invited guests as they filed by him Eisenhower encircled by a double cordon of panting se curity men also went for a walk during the reception with the crowd surging in on him from ail sides The plush reception was given by Indians President Rajcndra Prasad As always since he arrived in New Delhi Eisenhower was delighted by the cordiai farmers who took nonunion work at the struck Wilson meat packing plant in Albert Lea Faribault County of which Blue Earth is the county seat is just west of Freeborn County Mason City Printing Press men and Assistants Union Circle of the First Meth odiit Church From Credit Womens Breakfast From Booji Apollo The days total Total to date At Albert Lea Mason City local plays Santa S Jim Phipps deputy sheriff of Faribault County said all the vandalism incidents were di rected at men who had gone to ork for Wilson since the strike Phipps said some bales f straw burned at the Bricelyn rea farm operated by Clarence nd Harold Schroeder Harold as been working at the Wilson ilant Earlier this week 30 breeding mink valued at more than vere stolen from the Harold farm near Walters A light plane sustained damage near Kiester Amount still needed Giving dajs left 10 Cheer Fund tempo up e Young Eisenhowers have elephant ride NEW DELHI India W Maj and Mrs John Eisenhower took a ride on an elephant Sat urday They smiled but looked apprehensive The scene was out of Kipling almost Instead of native bearers the Presi dents son and daughterinlaw were followed by a herd of pant ing photographers and news men as they rode through the he Salvation Army It needs rour help also The Cheer Fund is adminis ered by Family Service which also serves as a clearing center or other organizations carrying on similar work This is to make certain that no worthy family will be overlooked Bring or send your gift to the GlobeGazette Send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa On the inside Editorials Page 4 Maroon and Church News Society Comics 11 Sports 1314 Mason City Clear Lake News 18 Building News 1819 North Iowa News22 ty of theIndian people On a sofa alongside Prasad he American President must lave bobbed his head more than thousand times in greetings His smile never disappeared The Moghul Gardens six acres of exquisitely tinted jeauty are situated just behind the Rashtrapati Bhavan Pras ads palatial home where Presi dent Eisenhower is staying Eisenhower coughed lightly several times during the after noon but otherwise seemed to be feeling fine and in an amaz ingly tolerant mood as he chuckled at efforts of some peo ple to get his autograph or at others trying to take his picture while passing through the re Iceiving line j There were times when tur banned redcoated palace guards had to halt guests trying to enter the larger garden be cause the crowd was concentrat ing too heavily at one point Sorne members of Ma son Citys Local 38 United Packinghouse Workers of America were playing Santa Claus Saturday to the families of striking workers at Albert Lea Minn Their gifts of food and money were designed to bring a ray of hope to the fami lies of men on strike against the Albert Lea plant of Wil son Co Members of the Mason City local employed at the Jacob E Decker Sons plant al ready had collected in cash and two truckloads of canned goods by Saturday Their drive for contributions however isnt officially sched uled to begin until Monday Union men here also rented a theater at Albert Lea for a Christmas party for the chil dren of the strikers A special movie program was arranged and several hundred dollars worth of candy fruit and nuts were to be passed out M Douglas McMannes Lo cal 38 president said that members of the Austin local also plan to stage a Christmas party within tto next week for the Albert Lea strikers McMannes pointing out that Local 38 annually holds a Christmas party for children of its members said We de cided to offer some ray of hope to the Albert Lea chil dren that this is Hie season when we should fill our hearts with the story of the birth of He noted too that Local 38 and Fort Dodges Local 31 are conducting toy drive for the children of Cedar Rapids workers on strike against Wil son Co there mansion of Indias Rajendra Prasad President HILDREN contin ue be generous contributors to the Christmas Cheer Fund Their gifts and those of grown ups and groups brought the days total to which shows some increase in the tempo of giving There remain only 10 giving days left in which to raise nearly needed to reach the Cheer Fund Goal A LETTER WITH a contribu tion from Hampton stated We are sending this money because we thank that if any one child should have a Christmas every child We want everyone to have a Merry said a note sent with the generous gift of Becky 8 years Jon 5 years and Billy 2 years A check from L P Rudd re tired GlobeGazette circulation representative in Winncbago County and Mrs Rudd Thomp son was among the days gifts WHILE PLEADING the cause of the needy that will be helped through this Cheer Fund we dont want the generous hearted ofour community to forget oth er organizations carrying on worthy programs of a similar nature We refer particularly to AP Photofax CARE FOR RUSS SEAMAN Navy doctors and a nurse bend all efforts as they make a preliminary check of Aleksanda Petrenko a Russian seaman who became seriously ill aboard his fishing ship and was flown to Kodiak Alaska in a U S plane Earlier this year the Navy responded to a similar distress call and nursed an injured Soviet sailor back to health Moscow only last week sent out an official thank you for that action ;