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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Nmtfc lowoi Doily Ntwspoptr Utod te MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THAT MAKIS ALL NOITH IOWAMS HOME EDITION MASOM CITY IOWA TUISOAY JUNE 7 IMS Cloudy Skies Fail to Dampen Festival GM Pact Extended 5 Days New Contract Said Near DETROIT at The CIO United Auto Workers Union Tuesday ex tended its contract with General Motors Corp until Sunday mid night and at the same time indi cated that the company and union are not far apart on a new con tract John W Livinston UAW vice president and the unions General Motors director formally an nounced the extension In doing so he said There is every indication at this point in negotiations that given sufficient time for further bargain ing a peaceful settlement of the contract with General Motors that is just and honorable can be Meeting Set The unions action erased the possibility of a general strike at midnight Tuesday by General Mo tors employes UAW President Walter P Reu ther told newsmen that the UAW Executive Board would meet shortly to authorize a Sunday mid night walkout of GM workers if no agreement is reached by then Livinston said that the extension was arranged after consultation with GM which he said had asked for more time to study the Ford settlement Uvinston was asked whether GM has yet given the union an offer including a guaranteed wage plan He replied that he could not com ment under a secrecy agreement Covering the GM talks But I dont think there is any question about it that GM will be making us some new proposals in the very near Livinston said The UAWs GM director said the Union was naturally hopeful of a GM settlement before Sunday or it would not have delayed strike ac tion until then Hemt Union Our belief is that men of good will can reach an agreement Livinston added Livinstan union officials were doing everything possible to end a few unauthorized walkouts at GM plants One such walkout was at the Fisher Body plant at St Louis Livinstons own home union local Walkouts also crippled Ford op erations in at least five plants Tuesday including the gigantic River Rouge plant in suburban Dearborn Five thousand tool and die mak ers refused to report at River Rouge expressing dissatisfaction over an 8cent hourly wage they got in the new FordPAW agree ment which stfll must be ratified by Fords UAW members to become effective Their staying away forced Ford to send others home It closed down Fords Dearborn engine plant Bonus Cant Be Used for Nursing Home DES MOINES UB The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that two million dollars in Iowa World War I bonus money can not be used to build a nursing home at the State Soldiers Home in Mar shalltown The decision reversed a ruling of the Polk County District Court that the transfer ap the 1953 Legislature which held proved by was constitutional It was a 63 decision A group of 11 veterans headed by Frost Pattersoni Fontanelle American Legion official had chal lenged the constitutionality of the legislative act The Supreme Court said The proposed use of the funds ly overstep the reasonable bounds of a bonus but as a practical matter it renders impossible a con tinued amelioration by payment of bonus the very object distinctly specified in the original Bonus The Supreme Court said further that the legislatures amendment to the Bonus Act providing for the transfer is unconstitutional in that it does not conform to the various constitutional provisions under which the Bonus Law was en The appealing veterans contend ed that the legislative act contra dicted the Bonus Law The Bonus Law authorized a 22 million dollar bonus fund for World War I veter ans with two million dollars of the otal to be devoted to an additional xmus to ameliorate or help dis abled veterans The veterans favor a nursing dormitory at the Soldiers Home Ut they want it built from new state tax revenue START OF bearers preceded by a motor cycle escort head the North Iowa Band Festival Parade This picture taken just south of the intersection of State and Federal shows a portion of the crowd that witnessed the parade 7954 Queen Judy Spangler Charles Cityan First to Ask for Ballot DES MOINES Sec retary of State Melvin Synhorst said Monday he received the first application for an absentee ballot for the 1956 elections in Iowa He said it came from Pfc Charles Thomas just turned 21 Charles City BOND ISSUE OKD BAXTER Monday approved a bond issue to buy and remodel the Baxter ele menetary school and build an addi tion 39854 Peace Offer Accepted But Strike Holds LONDON locomotive engineers and firemen Tuesday ac cepted a peace formula aimed at settling Britains 10dayold rail way walkout The acceptance by the Associat ed Society of Locomotive Engi neers and Firemen opened the way to possible direct negotiations with the British Transport Commission which runs the nationalized rail way system Leaders of the powerful Trades Union Congress meantime were conferring with Labor Minister Sir Walter SMonatton in to get government approval for the final peace talks even while the strike is still on Prime menfj Minister Edens govern t the Transport Commis sion msisted up until now that the strikers must return to work before talks to break the deadlock over wage differentials could begin Ike Gets Pay Hike Measure WASHINGTON W The Senate Tuesday sent to President Eisen hower the compromise bill raising pay for the governments postal workers by an average 8 per cent The Senate completed action on the bill by accepting two minor House amendments Earlier in the afternoon the House passed it 407 1 The Senate sent it to the House last Wednesday by a 780 vote Republican leaders gave flat as surances the President would not veto the bill Tuesdays final Senate action was by a voice vote College Integration Slated in Oklahoma OKLAHOMA City GBThe Okla h o m a Board of Regents for Higher Education has ordered the integration of white and Negro stu dents at all statesupported col leges The historic order affect ing 18 colleges is effective at the start of the fall term in Septem ber The vote by the board Mon day was 8 to 1 lowons Smoking More Drinking More Beer DES MOINES The Iowa Tax Commission said Tuesday lowans drank 3V4 per cent more Dr Salk Receives Fourth Award ATLANTIC CITY N Jo nas E Salk creator of the Salk polio vaccine Tuesday received the 1955 Mutual of Omaha Criss Award consisting of tax free and gold medal at the annual Ameri Medical Association can conven beer and puffed WA per cent more cigarets last month than in May a year ago IAMI DATlm4I37 tion here at Convention Hall The award was formally pre sented by Dr Elmer Hess Erie incoming president of the A M and a member of the 14 man Criss Award board of judges The award largest of its kind in Jie United States was established by V J Skutt president of Mu tual of Omaha Health and Acci dent Insurance to reward and encourage outstanding contribu tions in the fields of health and safety The Criss Award was es ablished to honor the founder of he company the late Dr C C Criss In presenting the Criss Award on behalf of the Omaha firm Dr Hess termed Dr Salks accomplishment as one of the most important sci entific achievements we have had hi a number of Putting his personal stamp of approval on the Salk vaccine Dr Hess said I want my granddaugh ter to have the vaccine as soon as her turn Dr Hess blamed politics for the recent state of confusion of the Salk vaccine program but said We are now back on the right Dr Hess praised Dr Salk for the excellent manner in which he has handled himself noting his humil ity understanding and patience In presenting Dr Salk his check Dr Hess suggested it AP Wlrephoto RECEIVES AWARDCr Jonas Salk receivesthe annual Griss Award from Dr Elmer Hess Erie Pa presidentelect of the Surgeon Gen Leonard Scheele looks on at center Im honored and humbled to be the recipient of this said Dr Salk I have been doing a job I like to used to help pay off the mortgage on the Salk Drs Philip S Hench and Edward C Kendall of the Mayo Clinic re ceived the first Criss Award for their work hi the use and develop ment of cortisone Dr Howard A Rusk New York City was the sec ond recipient of the award He re ceived it for his work in rehabilita tion of the physically handicapped Last years winner was W Earl Hall Mason City Iowa newspaper editor and national safety author ity for his 30 years work in the field of safety education Members of the Mutual of Omaha Criss Award board of judges are Dr Charles W Mayo Rochester chairman of the Criss Award board of judges Ned Dear born president National Safety Council Lt Gen James H Doolittle vice president Shell Oil Irene Dunne actress Henry Ford II president Ford Motor Dr Elmer Hess presidentelect of he American Medical Association Duke P Kahanamoku high sheriff of Honolulu Hon Paul Martin minister of National Health and Welfare for Canada Don McNeil radio personality Dr Thomas Par ran University of Pittsburgh Dr Leonard A Scheele surgeon gen eral United States Public Health Service and DeWitt Wallace cdi or of Readers Digest Federal Avenue Packed 90 Queens Bands Seen By DRAKE MABRY Gee Mom look at all th These words of a little sixyear old youngster set the mood for th parade of 90 bands queens an floats in the 17th annual North Iowa Band Festival in Mason Cit Tuesday The sky was overcast and threa1 ening rain as the high schoo musicians and 90 queen candidate traveled down Federal Avenue Th wind was chilly and many of th spectators wore jackets to keep off the bite But the weather didnt dampe the spirits of either the participants or the spectators Downtown Maso City took on somewhat of a carni val atmosphere during the festival Once the parade was over th crowd dispersed into Central Par for a closer look at the queen can didates and to listen to band con certs Many milled around the down own district shopping or just look ing Restaurants were almost a crowded as the sidewalks People stood on street corners wit riends both old and new Most o hem were passing the time until he grand finale in Roosevelt Sta diura and the crowning of the new Miss North Iowa Search for Sort An air of excitement began t build up in the downtown area early as People began t ine the streets and the bright ye ow school buses carrying the tkoii sands of high school musician egan arriving The Hotel Hanford huzzed as the 90 queens did the usual lastmin rte primping before being escortec to their convertibles for the pa rade Actually most of them didn need it but it helped take their minds off that excited feeling in the stomach Spectators carrying folding stools stepladders orange crates or almost anything sittable walked up and down Federal Avenue hunt ing for a front row seat By 9 oclock there werent many of them eft One family from Osage simply packed up all the kitchen chairs and sat in comfort as the bands queens and floats came by The parade started at 10 oclock with Miss Judy Spangler Corwith the 1954 Miss North Iowa and reigning queen of the parade hold ing the spotlight Following Miss Spangler came he 90 new candidates in front o their high school bands As the queens were fed into the parade in lowslung convertibles they waved and smiled at their bands Wishes of Good Luck and See you later were passed be ween the queens as they waited for heir bands to come by and enter the blockslong parade Rear Seat Sandra Knight Miss Rockford perched on the rear seat of a cream colored convertible saic Oh its just wonderful Im sorry cant talk very much Im so ex As the parade wound down Fed ral Avenue an estimated 10 to 12 iousand people watched from al most every conceivable angle Boys limbed trees in Central Park tore employes stood on chairs in front of their stores stepladders tretched for blocks and people rowded the curb six deep in places Maybe we can see better down the one man remarked to his wife Johnny Rhem 6yearold son of Mr and Mrs Johnny Rhem 318 6th Place said his favorite in strument was the drums I like it when they go boom he said The girls Naw Im not interested in he said Henry West 71 318 2nd Street N said he hasnt missed a parade in 10 years And I hope I dont miss any for the next PRICE OF FAME AUSTIN Tex Texas Senate keeping pace with the times has ordered an oil paint ing of Davy Crockett and four other Texas heroes restored at a cost of I o wans Greet Fischer Swea City Awaits Ace BIG HELP FROM LITTLE GIRL Connie Wait climbs on a curb to adjust Judy Juhls hat before the big North Iowa Band Festival Parade begins Connie is a twirler and Judy is drum majorette of the Fenton High School Band Dulles Claims Russ May Yet Loosen Grip WASHINGTON o State Dulles said Tuesday Russi may now be willing to loosen th reins somewhat on its Eastern European satellites In a discussion of Big Four meeting prospects and decreasing world tensions Dulles also told a news conference that shooting has stopped in the Formosa area ant the situation there is less danger ous and hazardousthan it wa three months ago He spoke of the situation as one in which a ceasefire exists in ef feet without formal argument Dulles linked his hopes o greater freedom for Eastern Euro pean Communist nations with las weeks visit to Yugoslavia by top Soviet leaders who accepted Yugo slavias independent status Dulles said it seems to him that the attitude of the Soviet Union ixpressed in this action and in the recent signing of an Austrian treaty after eight y e a r s delay may indicate a changing Soviet at titude toward all of Eastern Eu rope Dulles said that in pressing the Soviets to loosen their hold on the Eastern European states he vould rely upon the Yalta agree nent as well as others in which he Soviets promised those nations independence FORT DODGE Harold E Fischer Jr put his feet on Iowa soil Tuesday and headed for a trim white farmhouse near Swea City to begin the job of erasing grim memories of more than two years in a Red Chinese prison camp Fischer stepped off an Army plane at the Fort Dodge airport at He immediately gathered into his arms his old son who was there to meet him The reunion of the double jet ace with young Harold Fischer HI was perhaps the most dramatic event of the long journey home along with the meeting with his parents in Hawaii last week Youre going to stay with me the captain told his son The boy was greatly excited Last Leg The flier was first out of the small plane which brought him and his parents from Omaha on the last leg of the flight from Honolulu Although the time of his arrival was indefinite about 200 to 300 persons were on hand to greet him They included several carloads of neighbors from Swea City and one from Burt Men shook his hand and some of the women kissed the young cap tain He was beaming broadly and looking fit as a fiddle The party spent about 20 min utes at the airport before the mo torcade carrying the airman and his family went on to Swea City some 75 miles away The Fischers headed directly for their farm a mile south and a mile east of Swea City There Capt Fischer will spend a day relaxing and greeting old intimate friends before official welcoming cere monies get under way in Swea City at 2 Wednesday Ntw Signs Not until Wednesday will Fischer see the spanking new signs which Swea City has proudly erected at he east and west approaches to the town of some 900 persons The signs bear this message Home of Jet Ace Capt Harold Gov Leo Hoegh who said he wouldnt miss the occasion for be on hand Wed nesday for the Fischer celebration There will be a parade music and presentation of a gift But in the meantime Capt Fischer was obviously due for a ong and happy question and an wer session with his young son One of the first promises the cap ain was overheard to make to larold ffl was to take him fish ing That was one of the treats ischer had promised for his boy vhen the captain was released at Hong Kong a week ago Nehru Reaches Moscow for 16Day Visit MOSCOW UP Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru ar rived in Moscow Tuesday for a 16 ay visit to Russia Nehru arrived here after a flight in a special Soviet plane from Prague Czechoslovakia All About The Weather Mason City Cloudy cooL Iowa Continued cool Minnesota Showers Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 75 Minimum 53 At 8 57 Precip 11 YEAR AGO COOL Maximum 79 Minimum 67 Million More Shots of Vaccine Made by Lilly Get Clearance WASHINGTON flSurgeon General Leonard A Scheele late Mon ay said about one million cubic centimeters of Salk polio vaccine manufactured by Eli Lilly Indianapolis has been cleared for dis tnbution That amount would be enough for about one million shots of the accine The announcement was made in response to an Inquiry as to when ddiUonal vaccine manufactured by Lilly might be released The company said on Friday that it had one and onehalf million hots ready plus one million more on which it had sent precise scitn Ufic data to the Public Health Service ;