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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Prepare launch Gemini 6 Crash scare on 7 flight Bearded be 7 uvey o satellite showed up in the skies over Carnarvon at the same time and seemed to be converg ing on a collision course As residents gasped sigal the two vehicles appeared to collide but the North Amer ican Air Defense Command at Colorado Springs Colo they actually were in orbits 434 miles apart Gemini 7 entered its 147th or bit at a m In their 149th orbit Borman and Lovell witnessed the fiery earth reentry of a Minuteman missile fired at pm CST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Bullseye Borman cried when he was asked if the re entry was observed Mission con trol said Borman sounded elat ed and that Lovell indicated he got two minutes of radiometric tape on the reentry Earlier the astronauts saw the smoke of ignition as a rocket sled generating 100000 pounds of thrust made a 35000 foot run at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico Borman and Lovell woke up this morning scratching and griping about the food Were starting to itch a little kinda crummy Bor man reported In the tenth day of the de manding 14day mission Bor STAFFORD SHIRRA man said Jim and I have been fioticing the days seem to be lengthening a little Traveling at five miles a sec ond Gemini 7 kept tuned in with preparations to launch Gemini 6 from Cape KennedyThe firing scheduled for Wednesday would culminate with the first rendez vous of orbiting space ships Mission control reported that the Gemini 7 orbit once circu larizedat 185 miles had gotten a little lopsided The high point now was 1875 miles and the low 1836 miles Its a fine journey was the message to earth as Borman and Lovell neared the 4miHion mile mark in their 14day voy age toppling more space flight records along the way TRe pilots bearded by now eclipsed the individual endur ance mark held by Air Force Col L Gordon Cooper Jr who amkssed 225 hours and 16 minutes on his Mercury and Gemini 5 flights It was an une ventful record setting at pm CST Monday both astro nauts slept Launch teams at dy Fla labored long hours to readya mighty Titan 2 booster rocket for a second try to start Gemini 6 on a 17500milean hour chase after Gemini 7 at am CST Wednesday If all goes well Navy Capt Walter M Schirra Jr and A5r Force Maj Thomas P Stafford the Gemini 6 pilots will ease their space craft nose to nose with Borman and Lovell nearly six hours after blastoff while 185 miles over the Philippine Is lands east of Manila The opportunity for a spectac ular meeting in space was stalled Sunday when a tail plug on the Gemini 6 launch vehicle prematurely fell from beneath the rocket forcing a shutdown of the engines at the moment of ignition Inspectors discovered Mon day however that even if the plug had remained intact more serious malfunction would have cut off the engines a sec ond later They found a twoceni plastic dust cover still attached to a fuel line Space agency termex the failure to remove the dus cover a careless act They said someone had left it in place when the rocket was assembled at the Martin Co factory in Baltimore Md Inside The Globe Society news 547 Clear Lake HJ1 Editorials 1 North Iowa news Farm 2 Latest Maion City 241 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 14 IMS Associated Press Full Wires VOL 105 No Cement firm cuts force Damage case is reversed The case in which Mrs Cecil Soyer Of Mason City has asked 30000 judgment from the Iowa High School Athletic Associa iori will be tried in District The Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday reversed previous Dis rict Court action here in which Judge L E Plummer issued a directed verdict in favor of the association The action Tuesday remands the case for new trial Mrs Boyer had sought dam ages for injuries received when bleachers collapsed during a asketball tournament game in Mason City in March 1961 After rial started in November he directed verdict came on a defense motion claiming that he association was not properly n is that procedures were not proper by which the iuit was instituted and carried o trial The association contended that t is a voluntary unincorpo association of Iowa high schools and as such is not a le al entity that can be sued The high court said that state aw relating to school districts does not mention the associa ion The association therefore is not entitled to the immunity given to school districts the court said Earlier in the case the Su preme Court had ruled that the Mason City school district could not be sued It had been in volved in the case at the out set as a codefendant with the association Besides Mrs Boyers case ac ion still is pending in District on a suit by Car roll Garland another Mason ityan claiming injury in the leacher collapse 1 U N peace I service is 1 advocated UNITED NATIONS NY Ambassador Arthur J Goldberg called Tuesday for creation of a comprehensive Jnited Nations peace service hat would provide the world with an adequate substitute for all armed conflict He made the proposal in a speech to the UN General As semblys Special Political Com mittee in support of a British resolution to launch a UN study on how to speed the peaceful settlement of disputes Goldberg made clear that he regarded the Viet Nam conflict and all others in which the United States might be involved as subject to peaceful settle ment We seek the peaceful settle ment of every dispute to which we are a party everywhere in the this commitment most specifically applies to hose disputes which tragical ing dealt with on the battlefield rather than in the conference room where they truly belong tie declared He said that the United States was proposing nothing less than the creation of a United Nations peace service flexi ble set of procedures so efficient and so comprehensive that it will provide an adequate substi tute for armed conflict to boys ranch FORT DODGE The Jerry Rabincr Memorial Boys Ranch announced a gift Tuesday from the Kinney Lindstrom Foundation of Mason City a charitable organization The money will be used to build another cottage to house an additional 12 boys The ranch has been in opera tion for about one year with 12 boys It was sponsored by the Iowa State Policemens Associa lion Christmas Wonderland in Mason City by the streams of car head aridtaillights and the sparkle of store signs the new Christmas Wonderland dec orations throughout the central businessdistrict give the down town streets a festivetouch The cost of thedecorationsin cluding maintenance over a threeyear period is expected to reQDJjphatiorts fopm busirjessrnen and other residents are paying This view of the decorations was taken hyi GlobeGazette photographer Ehvin Musser looking north from1 the Federal2nd South intersection To achieve this unusual effect Musser mounted his camera on a tripod set his f 35 and used a time exposure of about two seconds hike at A 10 per cent increase in the assessed valuation of all homes and residential buildings within the Mason City limits has been ordered by the Iowa State Tax Commission Thecommissions action was here Tuesday by B Michael DunnCerro Gordo County attorney In a telephone conversation with ThomasMc Kay assistantattorney general Dunn was told that the order was signed Monday However Dunn said that the commissions order has not been made official and that written notification of the order has not been received by local officials Marvin E Wolter city assessor confirmed that he had not been notified of the commissions action I have received no official word of this and therefore I cant say anything until I do Wolter said City officials said Tuesday that they would wait until of ficial notification of the order before deciding what they would do next Last month the commission had issued a tentative order calling for a 20 per centincrease in the assessed valuations That would have amounted toan in crease of in thevalua tions The order signed Monday will amount loan increase of 532 That will hikethe assessed valuation of all homes and rbsi dential buildings inMason VALUATIONS Please Turn to Page 2 Everybody helps in Cheer Fund HAT the Christ mas Cheer Fund touches all ele ments of the com munity is borne out by todays list of givers Girl Scouts Sunday School classes raternal groups labor unions church organizations 4H clubs and business and professional people all are represented This Is the true Christmas spirit as townsmen and friends Tom nearby areas join to spread a bit of joy among the needy or those who momentar ily have come upon hard times Even in the midst of appar ent plenty there is hardship This is shown by the records of Family Service Inc which has files on hundreds of persons who cannot entirely help them selves Cheer Fund donations provide toys for the youngsters in these families necessary items for the homes a bountiful Christmas dinner clothing even special medical aids some of these folks have denied themselves over the years list of givers included do nations ranging from to All arc appreciated and push us closer to the goal of and beyond Another appreciated gift has come from the legacy of Sam Raizes A generous giver in his lifetime he did not want hi gifts to stop with his death By means of insurance he made provisions that the fund is to re ceive for a number of years CHEEK FUND GOAI lllfNMIOO PREVIOUSLY REPORTEH IHttllt fnrfirld Krtesr IH ConnlCi Dehbift and Timmy Annette and Alan Vry Jis eomb Iowa jfMi In memory nf Fern Inck wuxl IMI Clear Bmy Bee Cluh 0fl Hoorer Sehcxil Olrl Scout Troop fi In menmry of Jesse Penee 1IKI Mrs Jack Easton Clear Lake Gleaner SS Class Plym outh SIKI Jean Kay and Paul Ray UWI Weilern Bohemian F r a t AJSB Local 2111 IIIIHI From ABC 200 Robert Lee Smith TAE Cluh nJS Sam Raiiei legacy IWfMI Geneaeo Homemaken Club Veleds Study Cluh 1 1 so As You Like It Club Thorn Michael Patrick Bethlehem Lutheran Wom ens Missionary League Mason City Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America In 35119 IIMW THE DAYS TOTAI liWM TOTAL TO DATE I JtJ55 STILL NEEDED fJ2OT7S GIVING DAYS LEFT You too can participate Bring your gift to the Globe Gazette or mail it to CHRISTMAS CHEER Box 271 Maton City Iowa 54402 topic Kashmir conflict WASHINGTON AP Paki stani President Mohammed Ayub Khan flew into Washing ton Tuesday calling for full US support for a settlement of his countrys Kashmir conflict with tndia The Asian leader here for AVO days of conferences with President Johnson and other of ficials was responding to a White House welcoming address in which Johnson voiced confi dence the talks will bring the world a step closer to peace and stability Ayub flew from New York in a special Air Force plane and took a helicopter to the Wash ington Monument grounds then shifted to a limousine for the last brief run to the executive mansion Full military honors were rendered the strapping soldierstatesman after Johnson had greeted him with a firm handshake After the ceremony Johnson and his guest went into private conference in the presidential office with the Kashmir issue expected to figure large in their talks along with the Vietnam ese war and possible resump tion of economic and military aid to Pakistan In a short talk at ceremonies on the south grounds of the ex ecutive mansion Johnson stressed there is much in com mon between the United States and Pakistan At the same time he tacitly acknowledged con cern over the Kashmir contro versy between Ayubs nation and India Both srid are ded icated to government by and or the people each is trying to provide a fuller life and Amer ca has tried to help Pakistan n efforts to this end We also agree I know Johnson said that the ultimate success of all our efforts de pends upon the restoration of eace and stability not only in Asia but throughout the world Just before launching into two days of discussion expected to JOHNSON KHAN focus on Kashmir am such oth er Asian problems as the Viet namese war Johnson said I am quite confident that working together with the mis sions of others who share these ideals we will reach our goal I am confident too that the dis cussions which we arc about to North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy with occasional light wtow Tuesday night and Wed netday Lowi Tuesday night around 20 Hiflhi Wednesday around 30 Weather details en Page 2 have will bring us and the world one step closer to tha common objective Johnson and Ayub were t meet behind closed doors with out advisers after the lat morning arrival from New Yorl of the strapping soldierstates man A redcarpel welcome will full military honors was con ducted for Ayub on the south lawn of the White House President and Mrs Johnson will give a state dinner for Ayul Tuesday night The Pakistan leader also plans to lay a wrcatl on the grave of President John F Kennedy With Ayub on his US trip i his foreign minister ZA Bhut to considered an advocate o closer Pakistani tics with Com munist China and strongc moves against India Ayub who has labeled hi mission here a quest fo peace told the UN Genera Assembly Monday that Pakistan was willing to sign a nowa pledge with India if Indie agreed to selfdetermination fo the people of Kashmir The twc nations have been feuding ove rival claims to the border prov ince for years With little prospect of an ear ly solution tc the Kashmir prob lem official sources here sai they did not sec much likclihooc of any immediate US respons to Ayubs request for resump tion of American economic an military aid Since 1954 the United State has supplied billion in mil tary aid and billion in eco nomic assistance to Pakistan Northwestern releasing 144 Northwestern States Portland Cement Company discharging144 hourlypay employes on Dec 31 We have to do it to survive said Jack Mac Vider president of the company The payroll savings ill amount to nearly a year Operations will continue with 210 hourlypay em loyes MacNider said with the mammoth new kiln cheduled to go into pro Changes in hog market are rapid By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director There are months in the hog usiness when prices paid to armors for their porkers wont ary a dollar a hundredweight uring the entire period Then there are weeks like last vcek OnDec the price paid for o 2 butchers weighing around 20 pounds was a hundred t both Mason Citys Jacob E ecker and Sons plant and the Wilson Co plant at Albert Lea Minn 1 Last Saturday the price paii tar those same butchers at thos same two plants was Whats so odd about that yo ask Nothing Its what happene on the five tharketing daysbe Iween those two Saturdays tha is unusual At Deckers for example th price paid for No 2 butcher varied by as much as a hundredweight from that start ing price of At Albert Lea he variation was a him lrcd Her is a rundown of the rices during the last week at icckers On Monday Dec he butchers were Tucs lay the price shot up to and y Wednesday it had climbed to 2875 Thursday the decline itarted and butchers were at 28 The big farll came Friday vhcn was knocked off and he market was Another uarter came off Saturday to bring the market back to where it had started a veck earlier The story was the same at Al icrt Lea The market rose ilonday Tuesday and Wednes day to a lop of S2850 and hen declined Thursday Friday and Saturday There also was a scarcity of hogs at both Albert Lea and lason City plants early last vcck At Mason City this scarcity resulted in about 100 workers jeing laid off in the kill and al ied departments at the plant according to James Hunter general manager Hunter said the plant wasnt sufficient hogs to warrant the normal force in he kill department He wouldnt estimate how long the employes vouid be laid off He also pointed out that the ayoff was not nearly as se vere as it has been at other plants around the state The uction right after Jan 1 Simultaneously the company abandon six old kilns built n the early years of the firm nd four which were constructed n 1954 They will be sold either or production elsewhere or as crap metal MacNider said Every man over 60 years of ge will be given the opportu ity to retire at full pension ales said a registered letter ent by Gen Hanford MacNider hairman of the board to corn any employes All other men whom we must et go and who do not select arly retirement will receive in ash for every year of his onsecutive service with us There are 20 of the 144 men ver 60 years of age Jack Mac Nider said In addition there are nine or ten over 55 who will be offered early retirement This leaves generally US men with 14 years or less of seniority said the president In addition to the severance or retirement pay said the gen erals letter the employes will be repaid with interest all money contributed in the retire ment program All will receive their customary Christmas dis tribution this year Meantime we will cooper ate in every possible way through the Iowa Employment Service and otherwise to see that everyone who must leave us gets other gainful employ ment Of course he will be eligible or unemployment pay for 26 weeks which we shaH cover di That should help with iitrrent expenses Hourlypay employes average ibout a year in take lome pay Jack MacNider said ilus fringe benefits of nearly lalf that amount Wages and benefits have a fa orbed about a third of the com anys incoming sales dollar the enerals letter points out That act had to be given first con ideration much as we hated to link of any manpower reduc ion We have had a long history f retaining our plant personnel hrough good times and bad and aying higher wages and bene its than any other cement com in America Now however through the uddcn tremendous upsurge in cment production in the last WORKERS Please Turn to Page 2 Labor talks continue at Blue Ribbon Officials of Blue Ribbon Beef ack Inc and representatives jidnis aiounu uie siaie me f lhe United Packinghouse Dubuquc Packing Co reported Workcrs America UPWA hat it had laid off between 400 WI mcot with a fed 1 mr I I n and 500 employes and the Oscar Vlaycr Co plant at Davenport aid off 100 employes At Albert Lea Cliff Cairns eneral manager at Wilsons lant reported there were no any sizable num did indicate that ayoffs of bers He some workers in lhe kill and al icd departments had been shifted to other departments where they arc needed more Cairns said he could see no ndications that there would be any large layoffs in the near fu ure He added however that he high hog prices are tightcn ng profit margins at the plant This market is like a night marc he concluded SINGERS WIFE DIES NEW YORK Eslanda Robeson 68 wife of Negro sing er Paul Robeson died Monday in a New York hospital after returning from a fiveyear self exile in Russia oral labor mediator to continue labor contract negotiations for the production employes at the Mason City plant The UPWA was given the authority to negotiate a con tract for the workers at the local beef plant at an election held last September according to Joseph Skram vice president and general manager of the plant The Blue Ribbon plant pres ently employs about 55 produc tion workers Skram added Blue Ribbon was opened for business last June For the last two months the plant has been averaging about 2000 beeves killed a week i ;