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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas paily Newspaper Edited ior the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NfcWS PAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL 97 Associated Press and United Press International Full 7c a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER W 1958 Tlili Punor of Four STRIKE COST 50 MILLION DOLLARS No W Y Papers on Streets Again NEW costliest newspaper strike in the citys history is over Deliverers went back to work Monday with a new twoyear contract It gave them a wage increase and fringe bene fits They ratified it Sunday ending the 19day walkout The strike cost estimated at SO million dollars All four morning newspapers published Editions began hit ting the streets of this news starved city about 2 four hours after the strikes end They were the first since Dec 11 when the nine major daily newspapers halted operations Deliverers began their strike Dec 9 The papers continued to publish for two days Plants of the five afternoon papers buized again with ac tivity as they resumed normal schedules Hundreds of newsstand deal ers threw open their shutters New Yorkers normally purchase SVa million copies daily and the strike to the newspaper million Sundays A backtowork went out to the independent Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Unions 400 members and to non striking newspaper employes laid off when the plants shut down Terms of the agreement were settled by negotiators Friday night Barney G Cameron president of the Publishers Assn of New York City estimated the cost of publishing business alone at 25 million dollars in revenue The City Commerce Depart ment said that retail stores lacking normal advertising channels during the heavy holi day shopping season missed about 7 per cent of sales poten tial This comes to about 10 mil lion dollars Pay losses incurred by em ployes ran to about five million doiJars One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGaxerte Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Sunday WOI Ames Tuesday WXAD Quincy 3M ft 15 Thursday WSUI It Cily 910 Saturday Accidents Have Their Funny Side T LOOKED AROUND for some thing to help me greet the new year with a smile and came up with lhat annual collection of humorous accidents made by one of the funniest fellows I ever knew Paul Jones director of public information for the Nation al Safety Council Before I launch into my sub ject however I should make it clear that I dont think much of people who go around laughing at the misfortunes of others I can think of a lot of things fun nier than somebody slipping on a banana peel and particularly Lf the banana peel was placed with malice aforethought Thats a throwback to our caveman ancestors Theres something of the same difference between funny acci dents and unfunny accidents that one finds in funny tall tales Some tall tales are just simpfe exaggerations or big lies if you want it in one syllable words On the other hand there are some tall tales that have aboutthem a quality of plaus ibility They didnt happen but they could you reason They have a touch of subtlety PAUL JONES whom I have known for nearly a quarter of a century has something of this approach to this annual assign ment of seeking out the strange and wonderful freak squeaks on the American scene Sometimes he even winders into the distant lands in his quest This year as a matter of fact he opens up on a cosmic note he suggests youve noticed that some mighty strange things have been going on in and out of this old world Rus sian dogs that once were lucky to get off the leash are now fly ing around in outer space as guests of the government Mice once headed for the baited trap arc now being cod died christened and cast into orio g Monday bit with fervent hopes for their safe return Even the airlancs close to home are jammed with space creatures hailed affection ately as Purple People Eaters And meanwhile back here on Dogs are driving automobiles are runnms over AP Pholofax LUCKY DOGS Mac part Irish terrier and part everything else and his pal George mostly cocker spaniel wont have to worry where their next meal comes from They were bequeathed by their late master Thomas Shrewbridge San Jose Calif In his will Shrewbridge directed the best of care that can Mason City Clear and cold Mon daynight low zero to 5 above Tuesday increasing cloudiness slightly warmer high in the low 20s Iowa Generally fair and colder Monday night lows near zero north to 1520 southeast Tues day increasing cloudiness not so cold highs lower 20s north to low or mid 30s south Five Day Iowa Temperatures during the next five days will average about 5 degrees above normal Normal highs from about 28 north to low 30s south Normal lows 10 to 15 Cold at beginning of period followed by CHILLY TALE Climax to Cuban War at Hand HAVANA Wl A climax in Cubas twoyearold war ap peared to be drawing near Mon day Fidel Castros rebels smashed at government forces in Eastern Cuba and President Fulgencio Batistas army waged a fierce of fensive against insurgents in the central part of the island In Oriente province at the east ern end of the island the rebel radio said four of Castros col umns were marching toward Ori enles capital Santiago de Cuba after hitting army forces else where in the province THE REBELS laid their goa was to set up an insurgent gov eminent in Oriente shortly In the central province of La Villas Batistas forces apparent ly had started a largescale of fcnsive to counter a string o rebel victories which threatened the provincial capital of Santa Clara The government was send ing in heavy artillery tanks anc bombers THE REBELSreported govern ment planes bombed Santa Clar and the rebelheld town of Jali Hot Ice Proves Top Lie of 58 BURLINGTON Wis par adoxical tale about hot ice has won a Minnesota man the honor of being the Burlington Liars Club world champion liar of 1958 The club after studying the lies of the land for the 29th time bestowed its top laurels on Lou Powers Orlonville Minn One morning last winter it was so cold that when I set out a bcmico in Camaguey province day after weekend announcements tea kcttle boiling water it r j warming trend but colder again froze so fast the ce was about Friday Little or no prejwarm wrote cipitationexpected THE PREVARICATOR added Minnesota Fair and next niSnt it was stiil cold High Tuesday 20 to 30 jer and when I kicked out the family cat I froze my GlobeGazelle wealher dala up Q C Huletl near the Las Villas border said Batistas planes and artil lery heavily bombed and shelled kind of money rebel concentrations around San ta Clara One aim of the govern ment offensive appeared to be t remove a rebel threat to th main highway between Las Villa and Oriente J A I rholndix SOME DATE Tournament of Roses Queen Pamela Trainer and quarter eyes In the Rose Bowl Thursday back Randy Duncan were snapped by lost little time in proving he was AM the photographer at a Hollywood res American by Retting the first date with taurant Duncan wlio will lead the Hawk the beautiful blonde Promising Start for Currency Shakeup LONDON Ifl r A strongworld wide demand for British govern ment securities developed Mon by 10 West European nations that Other reports from Las Villas foreigners holding their curren I I i I cies may convert them into any Government leaders generally predicted the liberalizing of for eign exchange restrictions would encourage wider trade London Slock Exchange to dem onstrate confidence in the slates securities The freer pound now convertible into dollars at offi cial rates by all foreigners stood up well lo other currencies It had sagged a little in the first hours of trading FREER convertibility of the major European currencies seemed lo be off lo a promising slarl But some doubts were ex Investors grasped their first oppressed chiefly in France portunity on the opening of with devaluation of the 2DayOld Fire in Northwood Grain Elevator Continuing Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 16 chilly NORTHWOOD The twoday old fire in a huge grain storage silo at the Coleman Grain Co was still burning Monday afternoon It was reported that walls of the cone rete structure were be ginning to crack in places The fire began in the bushel silo full of corn Saturday spout on which welding done Saturday ci has snowmen with the silo during the weekend uukiiig iiiu Li goose pimples but he fretted bring the corn level doxvn to the about thelack of lies from where the fire was smolder Othcr frild la other frigid place Alaska 37 The Burlington Liars Club is 3 not going to recognize them as a i slate until they send in at least Houses people Small boys are being shot by plain everyday drinking water And grown men are busting themselves up swinging huia Spooky Paul Jones and proceeds to make good on his own answer to that You havent heard anvthing yet The oddities thus far recited he assures us are only a few of the weird and wacky wonders GlobeGazette weather data up as many entries as Hu to 8 Sunday ing Huge piles of corn were on e ground Monday Most of the corn will have re ceived only smoke damage After Maximum Minimum 48 26 llett said j To instruct Alaskans inthe art largecaliber lying Hulett sup j plied some honorable mention fiction from Davis F Boone iMarshall Tex Boones boast Temperatures VE about a lot of rivers bul Texas Take Skid the fire level was 15 feet above ground fire changed from a smolder to a roaring blaze that gallons of water failed to extinguish Although the corn was burn ing like a furnace Monday morning Ihe fire died down laler as firemen slood by Firemen were called lo thc At lhat lime a jet of smoke less flame was shooting from the newly welded spout The Mason City fire department was called for possible assistance but a fire truck and men from Mason City left after standing by with North wood firemen for a time Firemen decided against using water on Ihe fire at the time they were first called Since the corn had lo be removed in any case it was believed that less overall damage would result if the bulk of it could be emptied from the silo while still dry Firemen also the corn could fclL llat franc and an nuslerily budget Ihe country faced a more serious financial shakcup than oilier lands But thc French position wns re lieved somewhat by Mondays an nouncement it is receiving a 60 milliondollar loan from West Ger many and by reports that other European stales may come lo Frances assistance British businessmen sorting oul Ihe convertibility puzzle were expecting no direct benefits but believed they will gain in Ihe long run because a freer pound should give Ihcm a bigger share of world trade Until the change Monday any one who sold goods lo Britain for pounds for example had lo pay more than the official rale lo con vert these pounds into dollars West German marks or other cur rencies As a result such sellers tended lo rcslricl their own for eign buying lo counlries which would accept pounds BEGINNING MONDAY the for eign seller in Britain can lake his pounds and convert them al Ihe official rale inlo marks if hc wanls lo buy in West Germany dollars if he wants to go into the market or any other money needs or wants To Probe Racial Unrest Cross Burned at Des Moines DES MOINES W The Moines Human Rights Commis sion spurred by a cross burning Sunday will hold a special meet ing this wtftk to cope with the citys housing integration prob lems The problem came into the open when a cross of oilsoaked hay was touched off on the lawn of a Des minister who had sold his home to a Negro family Malcolm lliggins executive sec retary of the commission said a meeting will be held in the next day or two to discuss recom mendations to the city council The Rev Ian J McCrae minis ter of education at University Christian Church sold his home to Mr and Mrs Harold Carr a Ncpro couple displaced by the DCS Moines Freeway WHILE THE Rev Mr was out of town early Sunday the flaming cross was touched off on the front lawn of the home His wife three children and his mother were inside the house at the time Mrs McCrac called Higgins who in turn called police A pa trolman was sent to keep a watch n the allwhite neighborhood iugins said several of the min slers neighbors recently met with the Carrs in which an at empt was made to pay them not to purchase the house The Carrs refused Threats of physical violenca have been made against the min ister by one or two the neigh bors Higgins said e minister and his family had plnnned io move out of the house nbout Feb J POLICE CHIEF Howard said officers arc handling the in of the cross burning just like we do all other inves He said that if it is determined that a number of persons were for the incident hey could be charged with inciting a riot More likely he added the charge would be disturbing the peace and quiet of a person Meanwhile a number of city of ficials condemned the cross burn ing City Manager Elder Gun ter commented Other lhan police protection theres not much we can do Cer tainly I think it ought to be thoroughly investigated Every thing that can be done in the way of an investigation should be COUNCILMAN Frank W Me Gowan said I think its a very unAmerican demonstration to try to block Ihe inlegralion which is thc right of every Most neighbors of the Rev Mr McCrae expressed indignation over the burning of the cross But covered by insurance A sharp switch from record has one lhat is definitely Ihe dry est In fact it is so dry that fish ermen along its banks are draw ing soil bank checks for not fish breaking mild temperatures washing in ot tne weira ana wacny wonders Sunday night bringing an Insects charged their fuel at a turned up by the National Safety to owas 12day springin farmers expense according to Council in its annual quest for December another honorable mention win rare and offbeat Lows Monday morning included Ilart Waynesburg Pa Were ready for some above at Sibley with Noticing his electric bills in Paul Jones language jlight snow Other readings jn Amounting beyond reason Hart Mr and Mrs William Spencer 12 Sioux Cily 15Jsaid hc investigated Coming of Indiananolis couldnt City 16 ack ln lhe house after dark I neighbors car ly and swiftly across their nice green lawn and straight toward their nice neat home Mr Zaring leaped into action Jumped into the car slammed on the brakes and understandably annoyed barked at the driver The driver barked back but wagged his tail to show there CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 their eyes when they saw a At least two new highs for the r hundrcds of 1ghtning bugs r being backed suredate were set Sunday with 57 sizehad settled v across their nice srecs at Rurlinainn 3nH w Ulc wircs of thc electric fence grecs at Burlington and 54 Davenport Mason Pitv Wv and wcre charghg their rundown woveninjrc Mason Ut ever had only 37 The Weather Bureau forecast fair but colder weather for Mon day night and Tuesday It said the Tuesday lows will be zero to 5 above in the north and 15 to batterics for thcir OTHMAN DIES WASHINGTON Frederick C Othman 53 Washington colum nist for the United Feature Synd JL Laiui t Oj I1U1 20 in the soulh But there will be catc died Saturday of a heart a bit of a warming Irend startingiailmenl Hc had been with Wednesday the bureau said j United Press for 22 years The only way into thc spoljlne change There also was cxpcc where the fire began is of morc buying in the Unit grain spouts or from the top ofjcff Stales since dollars would hc thc tall silo complicating thc to Ret fighters problem i mtil quotas on imports The corn and storage bin arefrom America and Canada arc in 11 creased or the sellers on lhat side of thc Atlantic can expect no marked increase in sales loWcslern Europe THE LIMITED convertibility was announced Saturday by Brit ain West Germany France Italy the Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Denmark Sweden and Norway mostly welcomed thCm aSO dis muauy welcomed aDnom rnnnf nvot ihn r CORN PILES UP IN FRONT OF NORTHWOOD GRAIN ELEVATOR appointment over the sale of a house ta a Negro fearing that the value of their homes would drop The McCraes said they sold their home lo Ihe Carrs because we undcrsland that Negro fam ilies are not allowed to buy homes anywhere they want to in DCS Moines the way we Af rs McCrae said we decided we would give a family hat was being displaced by the freeway a chance to move into a n i c e neighborhood that was within their financial Carr and his wife are both 43 He is a storekeeper at Solar Air France also cut the value of thc craft Co and served with the franc per 420 Coast Guard during World francs lo the dollar to in an attempt to make prices on her ex ports more attractive to foreign buyers Limited convertibility is a step toward the distant goal of com plete convertibilily the day when anybody in any counlry can ex change any currency for any olh cr at a uniform official rate SAME Itlack means Uaffio death In pail It konn War II Dan Daifey Arrested for Drunk Driving HOLLYWOOD Calif unPolice booked actor Dan Dailey 6foot4 song and dance man on suspi cion of drunk driving Sunday aft er his car struck another waiting for a traffic light Officers said they had to handcuff Dailey and that he refused to take an intoxi meter test Dailey blamed the ac cident on the fog JET CRASHES INTO VILLAGE KESGRAVE England ft A crashing Air Force jet tore a 100yardlong trail of destruc tion through this village Monday killing one resident The pilot parachuted to safety ;