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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXM Associated and United Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 4 1956 This Paper Consists of Two No HI Independence Day 76 To Freeze Supplies of Steel Some Items Are Scarce PITTSBURGH govern ment intends to freeze certain critical steel supplies for a while to keep defense production un hampered as long as possible dur ing the nationwide steel strike already hurting other segments of the nations economy An order instituting the freeze has been drawn up and will be issued Thursday taking effect Friday It is expected to remain in force for only a limited period possibly no longer than two weeks The action is designed to chan nel to defense groduccrsselected steel items now stockpiled in warehouses assuring continuance of the vita national defense pro gram for the longest possible time Lull in Layoffs Meanwhile Independence Day brought a lull In the wave of lay offs and business cutbacks across the country resulting from the fourdayoLd strike of Unit ed Steelworkers members against 90 per cent of the basic steel in dustry Unemployment in allied indus tries stands at nearly The figure is expected to climb sharp ly the rest of the week Thursday federal mediators will confer here separately with both sides in exploratory sessions aimed at reviving deadlocked con tract negotiations Joseph P Finnegan head of the Federal Mediation Servcie will meet first with David J McDon ald USW president and later with representatives of the indus trys Big Three U S Steel Bethlehem and Republic Contract Expired Negotiations between these prin cipals collapsed in New York about six hours before the walk out at midnight Saturday when the unions twoyear contract ex pired Railroads and other freight car river barge firms Great Lakes ship felt the initial punch most More than railroad em ployes either have been furlough ed or notified of impending lay offs The tracking industry ac counts for about of the total idled A few small companies closely allied with basic steel have sus pended operations others have cut work schedules Burlington Women Get 10 Years for Aiding Jail Escape FORT MADISON OrVHelen Dai ley and Virginia Ramsey both 25 Burlington were sentenced to 10year terms in the Womens Re formatory at Rockwell City Tues day after pleading guilty to as sisting the escape of two Iowa Penitentiary convicts The sentences were imposed by District Judge J R Leary The convicts Wilford Miller 31 and Oliver S Williams 25 plead ed guilty of escape and each re ceived fiveyear terms in addition to sentences they were serving for larceny Police safd that after the con victs fled from the penitentiary powerhouse here last week the women picked them up in a car and drove them into Illinois The women were arrested the day of the escape and the men were cap tured Saturday near Virginia Dl Traffic Deaths in Nation Reach 32 Toll to Climb T THE ASSOCIATED PJIES8 A total of 32 traffic deaths had been reported Wednesday for the first half of the nations o b s e rvance of Independence Day Iowa reported three of the deaths The toil at 10 CST also included 11 drownings and 7 miscellaneous accident victims for an overall violent death toll of 50 With millions of heading for outings in resort areas the National Safety Coun cil has estimated 130 persons will be killed in automobile ac cidents However the council said strict enforcement could hold the toll for the 30hour holiday period ending at mid night to 80 a normal figure for a Wednesday in early July On the oneday Memorial Day holiday also on a Wednesday there were 109 traffic deaths 32 drownings and 33 deaths from miscellaneous causes The only other oneday Fourth of July observance since World War II was in 1951 and there were 105 traffic fatalities The Associated Press for comparative purposes made a nationwide survey of traffic deaths in the 30hour period from 6 June 19 to midnight June 20 The death toll was 66 traffic 21 drownings and 21 in miscellaneous accidents Former City Manager Hopkins Dies After Extended Illness DBS MOINES Funeral ices Wednesday were being planned for P F Hopkins 72 former member of the Board of Control and former city manager at Ames and Mason City Hopkins an engineer by profes sion and a Democrat politically died late Tuesday at his home here following a long illness Hopkins served as city manager at Ames from 1919 to 1927 and at Mason City from 1927 to 1933 He was the first city manager at both places Appointed by Wilson He was appointed by Gov George Wilson in 1939 to the board of control the agency which supervises state correction al and charitable institutions In 1943 he was reappointed to a six year term by Gov Bourke B Hickenlooper Before becoming a member of the board Hopkins served five years as state director of the old Public Works Administration PWA and one year as director of the State planning board Hopkins was born at Colo Dec 31 1883 He grew up there at tending the Colo School and St Ignatius College in Chicago two years In 1906 he was married to Miss Margaret Barr and farmed near Colo six years In 1912 he was at Iowa State College studying civil engineering He received his bachelor of science degree in 1916 Taught at While at Iowa State Hopkins worked for the Iowa Highway Commission and the college engi neering experiment station He continued as an instructor at Iowa State College and later at the University of Wisconsin where he took post graduate work In February 1918 the war de partment placed him as engineer on construction and later on op eration of the U S explosive plant C at Nitro W Va He stayed there until 1919 when he resigned as chief engineer to become city manager at Ames While at Ames in 1921 he com pleted the requirements for a pro fessional degree In civil engineer ing and was awarded that degree by the college Manager In 1927 Mason City turned to the city manager system of handling its affairs and Hopkins was named manager He was at Mason City for six years and reduced the city debt by hundreds of thousands of dol lars revised the tax system without increasing taxts His work as city manager in Mason City closed when he was appointed Iowas PWA adminis P F HOPKINS trator Aug 15 1933 He served in this position until near the end of 1937 when the PWA state office was closed In 1938 Hopkins become direc tor of the Iowa State planning board It was the last year this organization functioned In May 1939 Gov George A Wilson ap p6inted him to the Board of Con trol of State Institutions of which he was chairman until April 13 1949 Glenville Woman Killed in Crash Near Gordonsville GORDONSVTLLE Minn UP Walton 70 Glenville was killed Tuesday in a twocar colli sion on Highway 65 near the Iowa border Mrs Walton was fatally injured when a car driven by William Waiton collided with another car operated by Carl Nelson 65 of rural Albert Lea Neither the two drivers or Nelsons wife were hos pitalized The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 65 and a country road just north of here SAME flag muni I raffle Mil M School Bill FutureHazy Attempt to Scale Buttes GRAND CANYON Ariz W Expert mountain climbers Wed nesday planned to scale precip itous buttes to reach the main wreckage of a United Air Lines DC7 one of two airliners which plunged into the Grand Canyon in a distaster which took 128 lives The climbing teams main as signment was to look for remains of the 58 persons who were aboard the DC7 when it smashed into the butte last Saturday after collidng in flight with a Trans World Air lines Super Constellation The shattered remains of the Constellation which carried 70 persons lies less tl an a mile from the wreckage of the DC7 Mountain Club Bill OHern Uniteds assistan public relations director said four men from the Rocky Mountain rescue team and the Colorado Mountain Club in Denver would attempt to scale the butte Wed nesday They will be joined later by five Swiss mountaineers who are ex pected to arrive at the canyon Thursday They are being flown from Zurich All the remains that could be found in the wreckage of the Con stellation have been removed from the canyon Paint Scratches Capt Byrd Ryland commander of an air search and rescue unit from March Air Force Base said there was strong evi dence of a collision in flight He said blue paint scratches were discovered on metal scraps from the Constellation He said the scraps were thought to be from the belly of the TWA plane United Air Lines spokesmen said their plane was painted blue on the nose and had blue stripes along the side windows and on the tail The only blue paint on the Constellation TWA reported was hi a flag painted on the side It was announced Wednesday following a meeting of airline and Civil Aeronautics Board officials that a jet reconnaissance plane with the latest photographic equipment will retrace the pre sumed routes of airliners and take pictures from various altitudes Leon H Tanguay chief of the technical division of the Bureau of Safety Inspec the purpose of the mis sion will be to determine if parts of the planes are scattered along the route Father Rescues Girl After Chained Lion Grabs Her in Its Jaws MUSKEGON Mich UP A chained lion grabbed a small girl by the head with its jaws Tuesday and held the child in a vicelike grip until her father freed her by forcing the animals mouth open The lion trained for night club acts turned on the girl when she ventured within reach in the own ers back yard The girl Beatrice Ann Harris 214 of Beldingwas in critical condition from head and chest wounds The grown lion seized Beatrice Anns head in its jaws Her father Gerald Harris rescued her by rushing to the 270pound beast and ramming his knee and arm be tween its jaws OFF ON RECORD Navy rocket the AerobeeHi rises from its launching stand at White Sands N M on a flight which reached 163 miles above the earth The test held June 29 set a new altitude record for an Americanbuilt rocket Two previous tests of the device which may be used in next years space satellite project failed Joint Fete in Philippines MANILA W The Philippines and the United States celebrated their joint independence anni versary Wednesday with pledges to stand firmly together in de fense of freedom Leaders of both 180 years free and the other in speeches here warned the nations ef Asia against trying to outmaneuver Communist im perialism by a policy of frjend y U S Vice President Richard Nixon President Eisenhowers personal representative at the Philippine celebration told Asias neutrals they had far more to gain by standing to gether with the free nations than jy remaining He named no countries but his words ob viously were directed to India Indonesia Burma and Ceylon Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay said the partner ship between his country and the United States for the cause of peace and freedom should Decome a model of collective action for liberty rather than a source of doubt among the un ommitted countries or of sub stance for the propaganda of the enemies of Nixon and Magsaysay spoke to an estimated half million Fili pinos in Luneta Park A two lour civic and military parade celebrated the U S grant of ndependence to the Philippines on July 4 1946 About The Weather Iowa Mostly cloudy scattered showers and occasional thunder storms with little change in tem perature Wednesday Wednes day night and Thursday High Wednesday 7282 Low Wednes day night 5565 FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal for five days from Wednesday night through Monday Normal high temperatures 8487 Normal lows 6065 A little warmer dur ing the weekend but otherwise no definite temperature trends Rainfall will average about one inch or more GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 79 Minimum Tuesday night 55 At 8 Wednesday 59 Precipitation 38 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 92 Minimum 66 Segregation Issue Tacked on by House Could Be Reversed WASHINGTON bill to provide federal helpto the states for uilding schools Wednesday faced a fate made doubly uncertain by the attachment of a provision to deny money to areas which continue o segregate children by race The House wrote in that provision late Tuesday by a 164116 vote on which members were not recorded by name The action could be reversed on a formal roll call before the House acts finally on the urged by the Eisen lower administration With Congress in recess be cause of the holiday the House will resume consideration of amendments Thursday Final ac tion is expected late in the day or Friday Ike Will Get Report From Gen Twining GETTYSBURG Pa dent Eisenhower will confer here Thursday with Gen Nathan F Twining chief of staff of the Air Force on the generals persona observations of Soviet air strength Twining spent eight days TwoDrink Limit for U S Flights WASHINGTON WVAirline pas sengers would be limited to two drinks each on flights within the United States under an agree ment reached Tuesday by six lines which serve liquor aloft The agreement subject to ap proval by the Civil Aeronautics Board specifies that no more than two drinks of ounces of any distilled spirits shall be served to a passenger on one flight in he Cremlin He said in Germany on the way back it was the best op portunity yet to assay Soviet air xnver He said the Soviet air orce was doing a very good ob and had fine equipment and a fine organization He and other Air Force officers aw an air show at Moscow that permitted a look at new planes For the President and Mrs isenhower the Fourth of July holiday was a quiet one Asked how the President is look ing now that he is nearing the nd of his first week of recupera ion here from an intestinal opera ion June 9 James C Hagerty Vhite House press secretary told eporters Well I think hes looking bet er each day And as I said ear ier in the week I think hes get ing stronger Now that the President is able o get outside a bit Hagerty said looks as if he is getting a ittle more Eisenhower was out again hursday morning chipping and putting on his practice golf green Des Moines Man Wife Killed in CarTruck Crash BROOKLYN Des Moines man and his wife were killed Tuesday afternoon in a collision of their car and a semitrailer truck on a wet pavement on High way 6 about four miles east of here The victims were Eldon P Bishop 42 district manager for the National Electronics Products and his wife Ethlyn 43 They were enroute home from Cedar Rapids It was raining at the time of the accident State Highway Pa trolman Gerald Kahler said Bish ops car apparently hit a soft shoulder on a curve and skidded William Wunsch of Milwaukee the truck driver was not hurt Survivors include Constance 15 a daughter 45 HURT ROME UP Sixtyfive per sons were injured in a collision between two streetcars here Tues day night A faulty traffic signal gave the green light to both cars 1 The House agreed Tuesday on a fiveyear program of federal grants to states at a rate of 300 million doUars in each billions in all Rival Plan The administration had pro posed IVi billion dollars A rival Democraticsponsored plan ap proved by the House Education Committee last year and hanging fire ever since called for 400 mil ion dollars in each of the next four years for a total of Rep Frelinghuysen RNJ pro posed the compromise Tha money could be used by the states or construction purposes only not for current operating ex penses School aid bills have been kick ng around Congress for 10 years or more and prospects for pas age in the closing days of this session were not regarded as cer ain even without the antisegrega ion amendment sponsored by Rep Powell Any school aid bill which would deny money to segregated schools aces the threat of unlimited talk iy Southern Democrats in the Senate Final Version If the final House version con tains the antisegregation provi sion one other possibility remains The Senate could pass a bill with out that provision but parallel n other respects That would hrow the issue into a Senate House conference If the Housa hen backed dowq final passage yould be possible Eisenhower has opposed Powells plan to deny money to areas which resist the Supreme 7ourt decision outlawing segrega ion in public schools saying it would jeopardize efforts to help relieve a serious classroom short age Powell and the other two Negro louse members split over the is sue Rep Diggs DMich backed Powell Rep Dawson DI11 op posed his amendment saying the iced for schoolrooms should not e confused now with the segre gation issue Showers to Dampen Many Holiday Picnics Showers continued in Iowa Vednesday as the state enjoyed ts fourth straight day mois ure The cloudy cool and oc Bsionally wet however vas putting a damper on some rourth of July observances which had been planned for outofdoors New rainfalls in the 24 hours ended at Wednesday in eluded some falls of nearly nch Burlington had 94 of aa nch and Hubbard reported 83 Jason City had f ;