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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper for MM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North I o wans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 91 Pr BW FuB L MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 4 1MO 17 Copy Thl Prar of roar On 71 8month steel unrest ends One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLU U3UO pm WOI Ames pm Tvcidaj WTAD Qalncy 930 pm Thuri HSUL City Slot Bat A star of hope in the safety firmament R LO THESE MANY years I have been referring to driver education including behindthewheel training in our high schools as the one brightest star of hope in the traffic safety firmament 3 dont need to tell you therefore how disturbing it is to nie to hear it suggested that such a project is a frill and has no place in our high schoo curriculum There have been murmurings of this since the day driver edu cation was proposed but i wasnt until after the initia Russian sputnik went into orbi that the opposition became real ly audible The phenomenon provided critics with a pretex for claiming that driver educa tion was encroaching on the science subjects in which the Russians were assumed to hav transcendency A survey by the American Au tomobile Association recentlj showed that in the past schoo year 220 high schools dropped their courses designed to pre pare boys and girls to sit at th wheel automobile Tha total it should be hastily added was appreciably smaller than the number of schools tha added driver education course in the same period ON LATEST COUNT 12271 high schools in America wen offering this program That i 63 per cent of our public big schools The 1958 gain over 195 was 4 per cent Nearly one am a half million students were en rolled in the courses That wa 68 per cent of the eligible stu dents an encouraging 10 pe cent gain over the precedin year Most of the instructio meets national standards Th overall situation is encouraging But there is that element o resistance referred to in m mention of the 220 high school that dropped driver educatio courses after experiencing thei benefits A lookat the reason for this is in order By far the most frequentl cited cause was cost Nex in line was inability to ob tain dual control cars Thir was inability to obtain a qual fied instructor And in fourt place was the stepped up em phasis on science instruction and tied to it an apathy on the part of school officials LET ME MAKE it clear here and now that I am cognizant of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 IN STATE F Burnett Mason City Monday took over the post of director of safety education in the Iowa Department of Public Safety Head of the driver training program at Mason City High School for 10 years he suc ceeds Frank Ulish Fort Dodge who will continue as field director in the depart ment Secret talks fruitful Terms not revealed WASHINGTON eight month steel dispute was settled Monday Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell looking lired and hag gard announced that the United Steehvorkcrs Union and the in dustry have voluntarily ac cepted terms recommended by himself and Vice P r e si d e n t Richard M Nixon The secretary made his an nouncement to newsmen assem bled in the banquet room of the SlicratonCarllon Hotel after SHAKE AFTER EIGHT MONTHS Steel industry negotiator R Conrad Cooper left shakes hands with union president David McDonald signifying agree Mercury in deep Teeth chattering cold gripped Iowa Monday as arc tic air sent the mercury plunging as low as 17 de grees below zero The cold air pushed into the state Sunday and tempera tures were expected to aver age 8 to 12 degrees below nor mal for the rest of the week Light snow was expected to develop along the Missouri river and spread over most of the state by Tuesday morning continuing in the south and east Tuesday THE COLDEST early morn ing low recorded Monday was 17 below at Sibley Mason City and Spencer reported 13 below Frigid temperatures blan keted almost all of the state with only the southeast report ing about zero readings over night The warmest overnight low was 8 above at Burling ton Other readings included 9 below at Sioux City 7 below at Council Bluffs 3 below at Waterloo 1 below at Dubuque and zero at Cedar Rapids and Des Moines Lamoni reported 1 above Ottumwa 5 above and Davenport 7 above ALTHOUGH little new pre cipitation was reported in the past 24 hours some highways in the west and northeast still reported scattered spots of ice or packed snow However the Iowa Highway Commission said wheel strips in pave ments were mostly clear It was a frigid 26 degrees below zero at International Falls Minn on the Canadian border Readings far below zero were reported in other parts of Minnesota and the Dakotas and Montana Man dies of suffocation HESPER Albert Cleg seth 55 died of sviffocation Sun day as fire gutted his trailer home here The blaze was discovered by his sister Olga Folstad who lives across the street She rushed to her brothers trailer and found him lying on the floor in the smoke and firefilled home Deputy Coroner Kenneth Ring dahl said death was caused by suffocation A faulty gas range in the trailer apparently caused the blaze Hesper is a small community in Winneshiek County near the IowaMinnesota border about 10 miles north of Decorah North owe Occasional light snow or snow flurries late Monday night and Tuesday Not so cold Monday night lows zero to 5 above Turning colder Tuesday highs 1215 Iowa Occasional snow and blowing snow northwest Mon day night occasional snow southeast by Tuesday morn ing Warmer Monday night lows 5 below northwest to 15 above southeast Cloudy mod erate northwesterly winds with occasional light snow flurries south and east Tuesday turn ing colder highs 5 northwest to 20 southeast Further out cloudy and con tinued cold Wednesday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures for the week will average 8 to 12 degrees below normal Highs will average 15 north west to the lower 20s south east Average lows will range from 0 to 5 below in the north west to near 10 above in the southeast It will be quite cold the first part of the period with only minor day to day changes Precipitation will av erage 10 to 20 inches occur ring as intermittent snow throughout the period Minnesota Mostly fair contin ued cold Highs Tuesday 5 be low in north 5 above in south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 7 Minimum 13 At 8 am 9 YEAR AGO Maximum l Minimum 18 GlobeGazette weather data upto 8 am Sunday Maximum 29 Minimum 2 Precipitation trace AP Photofax ment in the eightmonth steel dispute With the two following a 22hour negotiating session is Labor Sec retary James Mitchell Played Big Role Lions share of credit to Nixon j WASHINGTON President Richard Nixon waspublicly given the lions share of credit for settlement of the fongcostly steel dispute Without the vice president we would not have had settlement Labor Secretary James P Mitchell told a news conference where the agreement was announced Mitchell recounted that he and Nixon had met 8 or 10 times at the vice presidents home with key leaders of both sides At the secret sessions the vice president talked in concrete dollar and cents figures arid made a firm economic recom mendation Mitchell said He declined to say whether the formula agreed to was identical with that suggested by himself and Nixon but said that the vice presidents influence prestige and leadership were very significant in this settlement Mitchells report was the first time details of Nixons behindthescenes role had come out Labor observers dated the beginning of progress toward settlement to the first of the series of meetings at his home on Dec 22 The vice president was in a position both as a high adminis tration and congressional official to warn both sides that if settlement was not reached and the strike resumed tough new labor dispute legislation might be forthcoming 22hour continuous negotiating session Details of the settlement were not revealed immediately but informed sources said it pro vides for an estimated 39ccnt hourly package increase over the next 30 months Mitchell flanked by President David J McDonald of the USW and Hie chief industry tor R Conrad Cooper said he and Nixon had been mediating for the past several weeks at President Eisenhowers request AS A RESULT he said the differences between the parties were narrowed to the point where the governmentrecom mended settlement was ac cepted voluntarily McDonald said the unions Wage Policy Committee had been summoned to meet in Washington at 2 pm Tuesday He will present the settlement terms to the committee Mitchell said that pending SEN THOMAS MARTIN Martin to quit politics By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Writer DES MOINES S Sen Thomas E Martin an nounced Monday he will not be a candidalc for rcclcction His decision did not come as a sur Slogans aimed i at Jews West Berlin now involved FRANKFURT Germany A wave of a n t iSemitic out bursts apparently touched off by the Christmas Eve desccra tion of a Cologne cathedral had spread Sunday night to eight European nalinns And West Berlin became involved Police of West Berlin found the slogan Judcn raus get out in fat red letters a foot high and a swastika painted over commercial advertising posters on Berkaer Square in Hie British section They an nounced they had broken up a rally of about 25 NeoNazi stu dents in a park Saturday night Guards were posted in front of synagogues of the western sectors of the city The Berlin Jewish community numbers about 7500 and is the largest n Germany Before Hitler prise The Iowa City Republican of ficially made known his polilica intentions in a letter to this re porter Martin who will be G7 on Jan 18 has been in the US Senate since11955 His letter in public life at present term We thank MRS MARTIN and 1 looking forward with great pleasure to our retirement from the end of my the people of Iowas 1st District for the privi lege of representing them in the US House of Representatives from 1939 to 1955 and we sin cerely thank the people of the entire state of Iowa for the privilege of representing them in the US Senate from 1955 to 1561 Waterloo man held in slaying WATERLOO body of a 48yearold Waterloo man who apparently had been killed by a shotgun was found in a farm iield late Saturday and another man was takeninto custody in connection with the death The dead man was Archie Fox Waterloo handyman Police held for investigation Lea Hawkins 47 Waterloo and quoted him as saying that he had trouble with Fox about dat ing Foxs sisterinlaw On the inside Editorials Paga 4 Society News 67 Clear Lake News 11 Mason City News 1203 Sports 1514 North Iowa Comics25 Guards prepare to leave plant ALBERT LEA Minn Minnesota National Guard troops were to be withdrawn from Albert Lea and Freeborn County Monday afternoon Gov Orville L Freeman said The troops have been here since Dec 11 when Freeman pro claimed martial law and closed the Wilson Co plant there after two days of strike violence Last Monday a federal court ordered the plant opened and martial law lifted Since hen the troops have been under the direction of local lawmen keeping order as nonunion production workers pass through pickets at the plant gales I am confident that local authorities can handle the situation and keep peace and order Freeman said The Governor said the exact withdrawal time the troops was up to the military theres a lot of men and equip ment involved Freeborn County Sheriff Ev erette Stovern said 25 special deputies were in duty with the troops when the plant opened He said another 25 deputies will be added to the force at quit ting time The troops wont be at the plant at nightfall Stovern said Three special deputies are on duty at the Wilson plant 24 hours a day he said The deputies recruited from all over the county had riot drills over the weekend and re Record toll on holidays ratification by both sides the terms would be withheld Without going into the terms McDonald said the settlement means peace and prosperity for the steelworkers He added that the union is sound safe and se cure Cooper said in a statement that naturally we are relieved that this controversy is over and that the nationwide fear of another steel strike on Jan 26 has been removed THE JAN 26 date is the time when the TartHartley labor law injunction under which the men are now at work would expire Lacking a settlement the union would have been free to strike again then A union source described the package provides no increase in wages in the first six months but calls for a 7cent wage in crease July 1 and a second 7 cent increase on July 1 1961 In addition there would be a twotenths of one cent hourly hike in increments between the various job rates in the second year of the contract and an add ed onetenth of one cent incre ment after the second year That is a baserated worker would receive 7 cents increase the worker rated just above him 72 cents and the next rated worker 74 cents THE CONTRACT was said to provide a limited provision for costofliving wage escalation and the union has withdrawn its planned court suit for payment of a 4cent hourly living cost in crease which would have been due under terms of the contract THESE ARE momentous years indeed in the history of our groat nation in its advance ment to the leadership of the free world and we predict great er progress in the years ahead With Martins retirement from the political scene undoubtedly there will be more candidates seeking the Republican senator ial nomination in the June pri mary So far three have an nounced their candidacy for the Sen Jack Miller Sioux City Stale Rep Ken there were 175000 Jews in Ber lin ELSEWHERE REPORTS of swastikas and antiJewish slo gans daubed on house walls churches and other buildings came almost hourly from widely scattered places AntiSemitic pamphlets were distributedinC o p e n h a g en Morle dealh was scrawled on the wall of the Jewish center in Parma Italy and in London the windows of two Jewish buildings were smashed Austrian police searched for vandals who smeared the word Jews on a Vienna synagogue In Antwerp Belgium a probe was ordered into the defacing of the Jewish shrine there Investi gations were under way too in France and Norway IN FRANKFURT Prof Frani Boehm a leading member of Chancellor Konrad Adenauers Christian Democratic Union and chief delegate in the postwar GermanIsraeli restitution con fercnce said in an interview I think this is a synchronized operation a sort of rallying sig nal in Nazi and Fascist ele ments all over Europe They may only be a few but they use the old tactics Boehm said he considered as dangerous the theory that the defacing might he the work of Communist agents Stringer Davenport and Ernest J Seemann Waterloo Gov Herschcl C Loveless is expected to seek the Democratic nomination for the US Senate seat By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL The nations motorists dimmed the start of a new SAME The Bonn government has an nounced it will spare no effort in bringing to justice the per sons responsible for instigating the dcfacings In a statement the government has voiced the opinion that the incidents are part of a planned action to dis credit the Federal Republic abroad In the U S the Hitler symbol was painted on three Jewish houses of worship in New York City including the fashionable Temple Emanuel on Fifth Ave nue Two swastikas also wert painted on the windows of a va cant building which had been the headquarters of the Corona jpost of Jewish War Veterans which expired June 30 The 39 cents compared with an industry estimate that its last previous offer was a 30cent decade by piling up a record package The union had disput highway death mark for a three day New Years holiday closing figures showed Monday j At am with a few areas ceived quick training from the making final reports of highway deaths during the New Years holiday that began at ed the 30cent figure estimating the industry off at 22 to 24 cents Steelworkers now are earning an average of an hour hour National Guard 6 p m Thursday a count showed Meanwhile five persons dead in traffic who have Wilson plants in their j Michigan reported 32 dead in traffic highest among the indi vidual states Texas had 27 Florida 25 California and Penn Ohio 20 and states urged Wilson President James D Cooney and Ralph Helstein president of the United Packinghouse Workers of conTributing ica to submit the labormanheavily to the total were three agement problems to arbitra tion The governors were Free man Edmund G Brown of Cal ifornia Ralph Brooks of Nebras ka George Docking of Kansas and Herschel Loveless of Iowa accidents which killed four seven and nine persons French novelist killed in crash SENS France Ca mus French novelist who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957 was killed Monday in an automobile crash He was 47 years old FIRE DAMAGE ATLANTIC UPI F i r e The total dead surpassed thei caused damage estimated at previous record count by United Press International for a three day holidayperiod 359 in 1956 Sunday night at the of fices of the Walnut Grove Prod ucts Co here AP Photofax NO DOUBT ABOUT THIS THOMAS There wasnt any question about naming this little fellow bornto Mr and Mrs Thomas Bricker Peoria 111 He will be Thomas Jr naturally as the smile on his proud fa ther indicates Bricker is 75 and his wife is 24 They also have a daughter 3 ;