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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowdi Doily Newspaper Edited far BOOM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NlWSPAPIft THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH I 0 W A N NEIGHBOR HOME EDITION Ml CMto MASON CITY IOWA WE ON I SO AY JUNI I 19SS ThU PWNW Cwwteto Two ttctim OM tf Adenauer Urged to Accept Parley Bid Swea City State Honor Fischer at Celebration Parade Is Highlight of Event Hoegh in Main Talk By ROLF HOFSTAD Writtr SWEA CITY The populace of this thriving North Iowa communi ty and people from a host of other cities turned out Wednesday to hon or Capt Harold Fischer recently released from a Red Chinese prison Swea City was bursting at the seams as thousands of from the governor on in to swell the towns normal 500 population The Methodist Church one of several which served meals throughout the day set the key note by advertising a double ace menu The bill of fare included such items as hot Fischerburgers and jet potato The official afternoon ceremony of welcome included a parade through town an address by Gov Leo Hoegh and formal introduc tion of Capt Fischer who arrived Tuesday at his parents farm home It was his first return since December 1950 Surprise Gift The townspeople were preparing a surprise gift for the captain They had hoped to present an airplane to the young cap tain as a token of their admira tion and affection The American Legion post sponsored the drive for funds But the goal was too ambitious and the time was too short ac cording to reports prior to the aft ernoon celebration Plans Wednes day morning were to give the cap tain what had been collected so that he may apply it on purchase of a plane if he wishes Fischer was to enter Swea City in triumph at the head of a fullblown brass band parade The pilot his parents and son were brought from their farm home at 2 to the city park just east of town Then the parade noisily came Into the community First was pret ty Eloretto Mino on a Palomino horse Then a color guard and then the Fischers car flanked by an honor guard of men from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ejtven Bands Following Fischers car were cars containing Hoegh the state adjutant general and Mayor Earl Hansen Next were 11 bands a National Guard marching team from Mason City and a float from the Grant Consolidated School which Fischer attended as a boy The Fischers and visiting digni taries were to sit down to a fried chicken supper at the Masonic Hall following the afternoon activ ities Among those getting invita tions were Glenn Hamm Iowa American Legion commander and William L Springer judge advo cate for the Iowa Department Vet erans of Foreign Wars One note of sadness marred the homecoming Capt Fischers shep herd dog Sailor which he had bought about 10 years ago was killed about noon when hit by a car in front of the farm home AP Wlrephoto BOOTS FOR HAL Harold Fischer III 6 gleefully takes from a box the cowboy boots his dad Capt Harold Fischer Jr bought for him in Hawaii The boys grandfather looks on Move to End Rail Strike in England LONDON to end Brit ains paralyzing railway strike moved into high gear Wednesday as the nations booming industry approached a crisis weekend of short supplies Sir Brian chairman of the British Transport Commis sion which runs the stateowned railways agreed to meet leaders of the striking locomotive engineers and firemen for the first time since the walkout began 11 days ago The Ministry of Labor announced that Sir Brian the governments chief mediator Sir Wilfred Neden and Jim Baty general secretary of the striking Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Fire men would confer at the ministry Other steps aimed at ending the costly strike on the basis of a com promise peace plan framed by the giant Trades Union Congress exec utive the top union authority ad vanced rapidly Leaders of the TUC with which nearly all British unions are affili ated called on Labor Minister Sir Walter Monckton to urge govern ment acceptance of the peace form ula which would get wage talks going while the strike still is on The government so far has refused to negotiate under Douglas Aircraft Co Plans Jet Transport for TransOcean Use SANTA MONICA Calif WVThe Douglas Aircraft Co plans a jet transport designed to cross the United States in hours and span theAtlantic in 6 hours The jetpowered DCS will be in the air by December 1957 Donald W Douglas president of the com pany said Tuesday He said de iveries to airlines should begin in 1959 Douglas termed it Americas first jet transport designed for pas senger service He said it would carry 80 to 125 passengers at top speeds in excess of 550 miles per hour The DCS will be nearly 200 miles an hour faster than the propeller driven DC7 Seven Seas model Wildcats Hit Both Ford GM Idle Over Nation DETROIT walkouts cup deeply into production Wednes day at both the Ford Motor which has settled with the CIO United Auto Workers Union and at General Motors which has not The situation changed from hour to hour but a late count showed more than idle at the far flung plants of the auto industrys two biggest producers Ford settled with the UAW Mon day on a history making three year contract giving Fords 000 employes a modified guaran teed wage plan General Motors was to resume negotiations Wed nesday with the UAW and was re ported readying a fresh it hasnt already in the past 24 hours or so Latt General Motors said a late check listed idle at 12 plants Ford said were off the job in four plants The General Motors troubles were attributed to a combination of anxiety over getting new con tract and local issues Similar local issues and dissat isfaction with the newly reached Ford contract were held responsi ble for the Ford walkouts Fords giant Rouge Plant in sub urban Dearborn sputtered along with only a fraction of normal ef ficiency Some the regu lar day shift workers either had refused to report for work or had been sent home Diilik Contract Leading the stoppage there were tool and die workers dissatisfied over the FordUAW contract set tlement The highlight of that agreement was a modified guaran teed wage plan Butthe skilled workers with steady employment and making only an hour compared with the average said they were more interested in wage boosts They got 8 to 18cent increases under the contract in addition to guaranteed annual im provement raises of 6 cents The Detroit Times said Wednes day that top officials of UAW Ford Local 600 at the Rouge Plant have appealed to the company to give the skilled workers an additional five cents an houn The biggest concentration of idle General Motors workers was in the Cleveland area About of the companys total of there were affected KWWLTV Plans New Transmitting Tower WATERLOO KWWLTV has received approval of its plan to iniild a new television tower feet or more high five miles south east of Jesup Permission came from the Air Coordinating Commit tee which consists of representa tives of the military services and the Federal Communications Com missionl The new tower is to be n operation by Aug 1 R J Me Elroy KWWLTV general man ager said Russians Offer to Cement Ties BONN Germany UP Three West German political parties urged Chancellor Konrad Adenauer accept an invitation to visit Moscow to discuss normaliza tion of relations between the Kremlin and Bonn They were the Free Democrats and Refugees members of the Adenauer government coalition and the opposition Socialists After a Cabinet meeting a spokesman told a news conference federal government welcomes the proposals from Moscow and dded The Soviet note raises several uestions which make a prelimi nary study necessary This has jeen initiated It is to be hoped that it will lead to the result that talks between the Federal Chan Ike Confident W Germany to Stay Free U S Powerless to Stop Parley WASHINGTON Eisenhower Wednesday expressed iis utmost confidence that West Germany Chancellor Konrad Ade nauer will remain faithful to the Western Allies The President told a news con ference that Russias dramatic in vitation for Adenauer to go to Moscow was a logical developmen following recent European events The President said the question of what to do about the Soviet in vitation is the exclusive decision of West Germany But he said the United States knows Adenauer anc lias the utmost faith and confi dence in him He said this country knows Adenauer will stand by his J955 Queen Sandra Knight Sandra Knight Rockford New Band Festival Queen By DRAKE MABRY Sandra Knight 17yearold high school senior from Rockford was named Miss North Iowa and queen of the 1955 Band during the evening finale Tuesday at Roosevelt Stadium Miss Knight was picked from a ield of 90 candidates She accepted the title amid cheers shouts and drum thumping with a broad smile and eyes that were just a trifle moist As the greeneyed brunette stepped to the microphone after the crowning she seemed speechless for a few sec onds Then she said This is one of ihe rare times I cant say any iiing Its just wonderful I dont mow what to in Stadium About people saw Cliff Bainum guest band conductor pre sent the crown to her in midfield Miss Knight then walked around the stadium so that every person could get a rcloseup view The Rockford High School band which nominated Sandra for queen sup plied the music for the proces sional The throne occupied by Miss Judy Spangler was readied for her o reign over the band festival for the coming year Bainum led the 90 bands in massed concert in a fitting end of the festival program If you think it is easy to lead trange musicians through four concertnumbers without losing lalf of them youre wrong Bainum moved the musicians in south bleachers onto the field so that every single musician could see him Then he waited until the stadium was absolutely quietand he was sure all the high school bandsmen had their eyes on him The massed music from 90 bands seemed to completely fill Roosevelt Stadium They whipped through the first three numbers in fine shape On the fourth one band got behind the rest So Bainum and field marshal Paul Behm had them do it again The second time it was perfect The bands were seated in the grandstand and south bleachers They formed a cornucopia of color as they watched the queens parade in Entire bands would stand and shout the name of their queen en tries and the queens would wave back The queens marched in single Seriate Passes Minimum Pay Bill WASHINGTON Senate Wednesday shouted approval of a bill raising the minimum wage fixedby law from 75 cents to an hour The Senate acted after only an hour of debate and only a few hours after President Eisenhower reiterated his beliefthat the mini mum should not be raised above 90 cents at this time The bill now goes to the House MINE ACCIDENT NEUKIRCHEN Saar miners were killed and six others injured in the collapse of a gnei senaur coal mine tunnel feet underground Tuesday file forming a line of pastel colors in their evening dresses After a march around the stadium they were seated in special bleachers in front of the grandstand There was just enough chill in the air to re quire coats on bare shoulders The coats were waiting for them in the bleachers Miss Judy Spangler of Corwith the 1954 queen led the first proces sional around the field The Cor with band provided the music The 1949 queen Mrs Robert Reibsa men formerly Luverne and now also of Corwith attended Miss Spangler As the queens took their seats the spectators gave them a 45 second ovation which drew no small number of smiles and a few tears Special Acts The special acts drew applause from the crowd Lynns Twirleret tes led by Marilyn Gill of Hud son went through a balletlike routine As a finale Gill and Karen Norcott twirled flaming ba tons to the tune of Thev Garner HighSchooLband led by Barbara Rankin put on a marching exhibition that would be equaled by few college and univer sity organizations Patte Genin 15 baton twirling marvel from St Paul showed the crowd that handling a baton is really easy after you know how Miss Genin who first laid hands on a baton at the age of 2 put on an exhibition that made the baton seem like a part of her But the spotlight fell of course on Sandra Knight and her new Miss North Iowa title Allies Thrtc Partite In Bonn the West German gov eminent said it welcomed the So viet note calling for normal diplo matic relations between the tw nations The German governmen added that it hopes the Kremlin move will lead to a confereno between Adenauer and the states men of the Soviet Wes Germanys three largest politica parties also hailed the Russian note The President raised some hope that some progress may be mad in this summers Big Four heads ofstate meeting when he saic changes are going on He cited th recent trip of Russian Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita S Khrushchev Soviet Communis boss to Yugoslavia and the new Soviet invitation to Adenauer to establish diplomatic relations with West Germany Eisenhower said in changing atmosphere it such may be possible to find new ways to tackle world problems Rcstrvt Program On another topic the President spoke out emphatically against add ing antisegregation amendments to administration legislation to create a new military manpower reserve program Such an amend ment was tacked onto the bill in the House and the action causec the measure to be sidetracked a few weeks ago Eisenhower said he is hopeful the Senate will be able to take the initiative on the bill if the stale mate in the House cannot be brok en The administration rates the measure as necessary backing for its program to cut down the size of active forces SAME DATE means trafrie death 24 honri Adenauer declined statement evidently cellor and the statesmen of the Soviet Union will become No A session of the Budestag lower house was suspended for an hour so that deputies could caucus on the startling Moscow Did The Free Democrats second nggest coalition party afterward issued a statement that Adenauer lad no choice but to accept the invitation If he accepts the Free Demo crats said the German people can congratulate themselves that this man possessing such unique confidence of our Western part ners assumes the task of bridging the gap with our Eastern neigh The party said no one ex cept Adenauer could undertake this task without causing misun any public because he wants to talk with Western lead ers first His Christian Democrat Party was more cautious in its re action than the other government parties Furthtr Sttp In a formal statement the Christian Democrats described the Moscow note as a further step in the long and stony path leading toward a general relaxation of ten It is self evident that no oppor tunity which offers the prospect of further relaxation of tension should be left unexploited But it is also evident that a document like the Soviet note must be ex amined most carefully It is there fore at present too early to take a final The party added a warning that Moscow would be making a fund amental mistake in assuming it can separate the Federal West German Republic from the The party claimed the Moscow in vitation was a direct result of Ad enauers policy of close alliance with the West No reply to Moscow is expected Before Adenauers visit to the United States next week but the party described the tendency to ward establishment of diplomatic relations between Bonn and Mos cow as NEW CHIEF FORT MADISON Iteroy BeanTuesday announced tie appointment of Robert P Duffy 41 as police chief About The Weather Mason City Pleasant Iowa Fair cool Minntsota Clear cool Globe Gazette veather data up o 8 a m Wed esday Maximum 71 Minimum 49 At 8 a m 63 Precip Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 51 RAIN 1 8 STADIUM FULL FOR many thou sands from North Iowa and Southern Minnesota who came to Mason City Tuesday evening to hail the queen of the 17th annual Band Festival filled almost every seat at Roosevelt Stadium The coronation climaxed a daylong schedule of parades concerts and special events The pic ture was taken as the bands were marching into stadium to fill the grandstand and south bleachers ;