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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1966, Mason City, Iowa union is rejected New York still walking NEW YORK tie goliators rejected Mayor John V Lindsays pica Wednesday for resumption of subway and bus service while contract ne gotiations continue Lindsay entered the strike talks on the fifth day of a transportation paralysis which started the day he took office The rejection of his plan came from the second line of union negotiators nowhandling the bargaining for the nine officers of two striking unions who were jailed for calling the strike Another court session was scheduled for today concerning the possibility of leving fines against the officers and the un ions Emerging from a session will Lindsay the mayors first in tervention since being sworn in a union spokesman said No contract no work Deputy Mayor Robert Price announced that Lindsay hopec to get the Transit Authority anc two striking unions to work oul a plan for resumed subway anc bus service while labor negoti ations continue Lindsays press aide said the mayor intended to stay with the talks until an agreement for service is worked out Price said it was felt an in terim agreement could be reached within a genera framework which would leave details of a new labor contrac to be settled by bargaining At the same time the Fiftl Avenue Association an organi zation of merchants along the famed shopping thoroughfare asked President Johnson to in tcrvene by urging the member of the Transport Workers Un ion to return to work while ne gotiations Meantime the morning wor rush began to abate Traffi Commissioner Henry A Barnes overseeing the flow said driv ers apparently got an earlie start today In an effort to ease the mor cloggfd evening travel rush th city recommended that bus nesses in lower Manhattan vo Ulitarily stagger work hours spreading the peak ove a longer period it relieves th pressure Barnes said We1 he able to it The bargaining talks wer thrown into a turmoil Tuesda by the jailing and collapse DOUGLAS MacMAHON Replaces Quill union leader Michael J Quill He and other officers of two striking unions were arrest ed on the orderof a judge wlio found them in contempt for ig noring a court order forbidding the strike But two hours after entering jail Quill a 60yearold heart patient collapsed A Bellevue Hospital spokes man said this morning Quill looks improved his color is back and hes more like him self The spokesman said spe cialists still were studying tests to determine whether he had suffered a heart attack Adding another dimension to the crisis is the threat that a major commuter lifeline the Long Island Rail Road may be halted A predawn river of headlights flowed through Manhattan streets today as the motorized immigration reached its peak at an earlier hour To relieve the homeward bound congestion Barnes sug The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5 19M Aisoclatcd Prcsi Full VOL 105 No acks steel price hike Johnson okays boost WASHINGTON UP The White House found an acceptable solution to the structural steel price crisis Wednesday in a a t o n increase announced by giant United States Steel Corp President Johnsons chief economist Gardner Ackley said he hoped and expected that the in crease posted earlier by Bethlehem Steel the No 2 producer and Inland Steel Corp of Chicago would be cut down to U S steels Eyes of war and stretcher case in flooded field Two small children left gaze at an American paratrooper holding an M79 grenade launcher as they cling to theirmothers who huddle against a canal bank for protection from Viet Cong sniper fire At right a wounded paratrooper of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade is carried through a flood PhoLofax field by medics toward a medical evacuation heli copter near Ban Trai Renew Johnson peace appeal at UN NATIONS NY Ambassador Arthur J Goldberg Wednesday renew ed President Johnsons appeal to members of the UN Security Council to help arrange peace talks on theViet Nam problem The request was contained in a letter from the chief US delegate to SecretaryGeneral U Thant In the absence of the secre tarygeneral on vacation Gold berg handed the communication to Undersecretary Jose Rol Bennctt Goldberg reviewed the recent moves made by the United States in its concerted drive for Viel Nam negotiations He asked that his letter be trans mitted to the other 15 members of the UN Security Council and that all organs of the United Na tions give earnest thought to what they might do to help to achieve peace He asked that council mem bers in examining the letter recall President Johnsonsap peal of last July 28 for individ ual and collective efforts on the part of the members to bring the Viet Nam conflict to the conference table Goldberg told Thant that the current US peace drive flows in part from the appeals made by Pope Paul VI and the sec retarygeneral before Christ mas I believe it would beof in terest to you he said And to all state members of the United Nations to know more precisely what we have done and what we have in mind He told the secretarygeneral that the United States had made the following points in its con tacts with key governments That the United States ia prepared for discussions or ne gotiations without any prior conditions whatsoever or on the basis of the Geneva agreements of 1954 and 1962 That a reciprocal reduc tion of hostilities could be en visaged and that a ceasefire might be the first order of busi ness in any discussion or nego tiation That the Unifed States re mains prepared to withdraw its forces from South Viet Nam as soon as South Viel Nam is in a position to determine its own future without external in terference That the United States de sires no continuing military presence or bases in Viet Nam That the future political structure in South Viet Nam should be determined by the South Vietnamese people them selves through democratic pro cesses And that the question of reunification of the two Viet Nams should be decided by the free decision of their two peo ples Goldberg announced in Wash ington Tuesday that President Johnson had authorized him to file the report to comrvynicatc to the nations of the world the Presidents firm commitment to the cause of peace and the ini tiative we are taking in that di rection We are willing to negotiate Goldberg told newsmen We hope that Hanoi is willing to do same The ambassador reported to Johnson on the talks he had held since last Thursday with Pope Paul VI in Rome with Presi dent Charles de Gaulle in Paris and with Prime Minister Harold Wilson in London He also gave Johnson a mes sage from the Pope Goldberg has worked at the United Nations for peac in Viet Nam ever since he arrived at UN headquarters last July 28 10 succeed the late Adlai E Stevenson On that day he gave Thant a letter from Johnson asking the secretarygeneral for helpful suggestions for peace in South east Asia and reiterated John sons request that all the UN members work for peace 83 seek work of 144 idled gcsted that be divided Lower Manhattan into quarters In each quarter employers would be asked to let their workers off at a different time between 3 and 5 pm Lindsay puffed into City Hall this morning knocking three minutes off Tuesdays hiking time from his hotel Lindsay said he believed the transit negotiations were mov ing Trainmen of the Long Island Rail Road plan to argue Wednes day that a federal court order should be lifted allowing them to stop train service into New STRIKE Please Turn to 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy with shifting winds and turning colder Wed nesday night lows 10 north east to lower 20s southeast Partly cloudy and colder Thursday highs 25 northwest to upper 30s southeast Weather details on 2 Of the 144 men laid off by Northwestern Stales Porlland Cement Company last Saturday 83 are registered at the Iowa State Employment Service of fice in Mason City as looking for work Registration is required of those who apply for unemploy ment compensation explained Clyde E Prior district man ager for the employment serv ice It is possible however he said that others may still reg ister Narrow list of sites for Asmasher WASHINGTON AP Atom smasher A national Academy of Sciences spokesman said Wednesday an academy com mittee has reached no final decision on semifinalists in the scramble for location of a proposed million atom smasher He did so in commenting on speculation by informed sourc es Tuesday that the fierce com petition among 85 communities Jin 43 stales has been narrowed sharply These sources said Illi nois Wisconsin California Colorado and Michigan at least appear to be still in the running But apparently all 43 states including Iowas proposed sites at Sunbury and North Liberty are still in competition Of the 144 laid off 32 were retired and two others are on the sick list according to RobertE Campbell vice presi dent and plant manager of Northwestern Stales This would leave 110 who presumably would be seeking employment There might be more however from those who look early retire Campbell noted that 10 men in addition to the 144 had asked for discharge under the same conditions as the others Two took early retirement and the eight had other employment opportunities With in separation pay for each year of employment here in addition to their share in the retirement fund some of them saw an opportunity to do something which they had considered before he sug gcsted Northwcslern States still is carrying more employes lhan are needed Campbell said We believe attrition will take care of it he said We anticipate no more group terminations j There might be seasonal lay offs next winter but they would be only temporary Some of the men undoubtedly got jobs without going to the employment service Campbell said We had about 20 employ ers in Mason City and Clear Lake calling to ask about men with particular qualifications We gave them the names so they could contact the men di rcclly He said a fourth of the 144 men lived on rural routes or in Dispute on interstate into court Jury tags Baker on 9 counts WASHINGTON AP A fed eral grand jury Wednesday in dieted Bobby Baker formci secretary of Senate Democrats on nine counts of tax evasion conspiracy and other offenses Atty Gen Nicholas Kalzen bach said the indictment against the 37yearold Baker charged him with understating his in come by for 1961 and 19R2 and with evading more than in federal income taxes or those years Baker faces a maximum of 58 years in jail and a total of 000 in fines if convicted on all nine counts The grand jury charged that a Washington law to conceal much of his income in 1053 and 1964 from the Internal Revenue Serv ice by arranging for payments intended for him to be channeled BOBBY BAKER Indicted by jury through a Washington attorney Wayne L Bromley Baker was majority secretary when President Johnson was the Senates Democratic leader Baker resigned under fire on Oct 7 1963 In two counts relating to the tax charges the grand jury charged Baker with conver sion or felonious theft of 000 from two California savings and loan executives in violation of District of Columbia law When Baker was majority sec retary Johnson described him as my strong right arm and as one of my most trusted most pattern Partial realization for Ackleys hope was quick to appear Bethlehem rescinded its in crease and said it will review th market situation after de tails of the US Steel changes are known Chairman Joseph L Block of Inland said he had not seen de tails of US Steels new prices but when we do we will revise our own prices to be compe titive President Johnson gave swift applause to those moves Bill D Moyers White House press secretary said The President was very pleased at the announcement by Bethlehem and feels that they lave responded to the needs of the national interest He said Johnson also was gratified that Inland was taking another look at its price hike Wheeling Steel Corp said it does not produce structural loyal and friends most competent ON THE JOB Ed Warner is one of the 144 men laid off by North western States Portland Cement Company who is not looking for a job He already has one at the Mason City Artificial Tee Company On the heavy repair crew 11 years at North western States he is now driving a truck and icing cars It was a part time job before and now is full time I hope to stay in Mason City I have five kids to support other towns than Mason City Of the 83 men registered at the employment service Prior said nine already have been placed in jobs two in Mason City and seven elsewhere Thirteen others have accepted for retraining under the federal Manpower Develop ment and Training Act They will be trained as computer me chanics machine operators welders and electrical repair men Prior said Four others indicated they tiavc job prospects and expect to go to work soon Another said he would enroll in a col lege soon The 70 men who registered before the layoff Prior said were given 93 referrals to pos sible jobs In addition a num ber of Iowa firms set up inter views here last week with the men seeking work A number of the men are visiting those plants this week after having been assured jobs if they wanl them Want rights act upheld WASHINGTON AP Nine teen stales including urged the Supreme Cour Wednesday to uphold the voting rights act The states in friend of th court briefs opposed the stan of six southern states that hav asked the court to rule Congrcs chose the wrong method to en force voting guarantees AMES AP Iowa Highway Commission officials said Wednesday they planned to ask the Wright County District Court later in the day for au thority to enter certain farms to survey the land The land concerned is in the path of a diagonally routed stretch of interstate 35 in north cntral Iowa Farmers in the Villiams Dows and Latimer reas of Wright and Franklin ounlics have refused to permit om mission survey crews to ome onto their land The farmers have opposed the iagonal route since it was an ounccd last fall and have de lared they will do all they can o prevent or delay its conslruc ion Commission Attorney L Mich ael McGrane who was in Clar on Wednesday said he would ask the court for a declaratory udgment establishing the right of the commission lo cnlcr properly along Ihe highway roule Commission officials said in iunctions also would be sought o prohibit landowners from in erfering with survey crews The officials added that if com mission personnel were refused permission lo enter Ihe lands after issuance of injunctions the property owners would be in contempt of court and the assistance of the counly sheriff would be rcqucslcd by the com mission The southwestnortheast dia gonal is in Wright and Franklin 135 Turn to 2 Wednesdays indictment also charged Baker with transporting received by fraud from another California savings and loan executive in interstate com merce Another count in the indict ment charged that Baker Brom ley and former Nevada Lt Gov Clifford Jones conspired to de fraud the United States in its tax collecting function through concealment and misrcprescnta lion Jones was indicled on Ihree counts charging thai he com mitted perjury when hetestified before the grand jury last March 17 Each perjury count carries a maximrm penally of five years in prison and a fine Inside The Globe S E N Dirksen cutting Great Society steel pieces and has no com ment on price moves other companies A spokesman for Weir ton a subsidiary of National Steel said that the parent firm is studying the US Steel move and has taken no action at this time The apparent settlement of the tense fiveday power strug gle in which the WhiteHouse accused Bethlehem and Inland of unwarranted and1 inflationary action in swift ly US Steel announced hike in Pittsburgh in midmorn ing It coupled that increase with a a ton cut in theprice of coldrolled steel sheets pro duced in California Within a halfhour Ackley chairman of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers was en route to the White House with a readymade statement for reporters The action of US Steel is generally consistent with price wage guideposls Ackley said The net gain in company rev enue would be inconsequen tial he said and went on The price reduction is par ticularly helpful and encourag ing and will make it easier to meet foreign competition on the West Coast With lhat blessing the White House signaled its willingness to call quits on a power struggle funds Page 14 NORTH Vietnamese blame Hanoi for U Si bombings Page 19 BATTLE deaths in Viet Nam up 1000 per cent Page 28 Society news 674 Sports 910 Bowling news 11 Editorials 18 North Iowa news 20 Comics 2 Clear Lake 2 Latest markets 24 Mason City news 2427 Classified pages 3031 with the steel industry which for a time looked like a replay of Ihe great steel price crisis of April 1962 In that battle the late Pres ident John F Kennedy mobil ized every economic pressure weapon of the government to crush a general S3 a ton steel price rise initiated by US Steel This time the government talked tough but got only as far in the actual application of pres sure as ordering that all con tracts for future delivery of structural steel be shifted from companies which boosted prices lo those which had not One small company which had announced a increase Colo rado Fuel and Iron Corp promptly postponed the price change Bethlehem and Inland stood firm for the moment But industry sources said they have virtually no choice except ic 20 along with US Steels price for reasons It was learned that US Steel officials had been in Washing ion in recent days to determine the White Houses attitude to ward steel prices before decid ing on their own move SAME ;