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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGH O R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIf Subway Strike Ended Tieup Lasted Nine Hours NEW YORK rolled as usual Friday bringing back to work the hundreds of thousands who spent sweltering hectic hours getting home by makeshift mean Thursday night during a subway motormens strike The vast subway system was all but paralyzed during the nine hour walkout unprecedented in the history of city transit With the return to work the citys Transit Authority announced that 21 motormen including 25 officials of their union the Motor mens Benevolent A s s had been suspended for their part in the affair Among them was Theo dore Loos president of the MBA Hundreds of thousands heading home from offices and factories were left stranded by the strike Record Heat The strike hit the worlds larg est passenger carrying railroad with startling suddenness on a day of record in the shade It began as a wildcat strike of three motormen on the BMT line gradually spread to all three sub way lines and built to a cres cendo of confusion and congestion during the rush to get home When the end of the walkout came it took several hours to re store the system to full operation On a normal day about 4Ms mil lion people ride over the citys 228 miles of subway and elevatec track some of them dur ing the morning and evening rush hour periods Although the crush of humanity caught underground waiting for trains that never came some times threatened to dislodge pas sengers onto the tracks the strike ended without death injury or panic Many night workers including hospital employes were unable to get to their jobs Overground the congestion was equally intense Buses taxis and private cars attempted to take up the transportation slack They succeeded in producing traffic jams that approached a police mans vision of cars buses and trucks hopelessly entwined fromthe northern bor der of New Jersey to the southern tip of Connecticut Traffic It was almost that bad Traffic jams of more than an hours du ration were reported at bridges and tunnels leading to the heavily populated boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and on parkways heading out to Long Island and other suburbs Thousand queued up in a sur prisingly orderly fashion for buses and trolleys Many walked the Williamsburg and Queensborough bridges rather than join the long lines for buses Hundreds re sotted to hitchhiking The strike began at 1 whcnj three members of the MBA a new union that split with Mike Quills AFLCIO Transport Work ers Union were suspended for refusing to take supervisory per sonnel on a BMT run As the strike wore on more than 100 MBA motormen were sus pended by the Transit Authority which operates the three city owned subway lines The motormen voted to return to work after Harris J Klein a former member of the authority stepped in as mediator and prom ised to obtain an amnesty for the strikers Prein and United Prtu Full Seven Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 15 This Paper Consists of Two Oiw Steelworkers Nix Big Threes Offer No Decision in Lehigh Talks Union and management in the Lehigh Portland Cement Co strike in Mason City met for six hours Thursday afternoon but the question of ending the eightday strike at the plant was still up in the air The management of the Lehigh plant made the union a new offer Friday noon Members of Local 106 United Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers International CIOAFL met at the Labor Temple Friday afternoon to vote on baby rabbits have given up life in the open fields for some thing not nearly so strenuous Kay Sheeley 13 Boone and Judy Skuttle 14 625 1st S are feeding the little fellows They plan to turn them loose when theyre big enough to eat carrots and other garden delicacies Kay came to visit Judy during the North Iowa Band Festival The rabbits came after their nest was plowed UD on a nearby farm BUSINESS PICKING UP Ike Signs 21 Documents WASHINGTON reported making his best progress yet at end of a weeks hospitaliiation Friday handled quite a bit of White House business includ ing the signing of 21 documents This new activity was an nounced at the Armys Walter Reed Hospital Friday At the same time James C Hagerty White House press secretary said flatly that Eisen hower has given no member of his staff any hint regarding his political future specifically whether he intends to stay in the presidential race despite his new illness I know he has not discussed it the political situation with his Hagerty told a news conference As for a columnists report that Eisenhower intends to an nounce his political plans be fore leaving the hospital prob ably at the of next week Hagerty said If you people think Im go ing to comment on what every columnist says youre Asked to say independently of the columnists report whether Eisenhower has discussed poli tics since entering the hospital a week ago Friday Hagerty re plied I have heard of no poli tical discussion with Presi dent columnist Stewart Alsop has a better crystal ball than I report or Eisen bowers activities followed up a medical report Friday morn ing which Hagerty pronounced by all means the most op timistic issue Eisenhow er underwent surgery for an in testinal blockage last Saturday morning Doctors said that normal physiological activity of the in testinal tract has ben At the same time Hagerty an nounced that the President has had no intravenous feeding since Thursday evening That type of feeding with glucose and water has been suspended at least for the time being in favor of liquid nour ishment by mouth Hagerty announced that the President witl hold separate conferences in his hospital room Monday with Vice President Nixon and Secretary of State Dulles Boys Injured by Dynamite Cap Blast Nier 6 son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Nier and Stephen Ritter son of Mr and Mrs L Ritter lighted a dyna mite cap and it exploded in their hands They were taken to the Charles City hospital The Ritter boy had only minor cuts but the Nier boy had his thumb and two fingers removed all at the first joint and was later taken to Iowa City for the removal of one eye Korean Bonus Bill Readied for Election DBS MOINES UP The ma chinery already is in motion lead ing up to a vote of the people in the November general election on whether the state should issue 26 million dollars worth of bonds to pay a bonus to Korean War vet erans Secretary of State Melvin D Synhorst said Friday he has pre pared photographic copies of the 1955 legislative act calling for a1 vote on the will be sent to one newspaper in eachiYEAR AGO About I The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms through Saturday Slightly cooler high Saturday in 80s Low Friday night mid 60s Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered thundershowers north through Saturday Low Friday night in 60s Minnesota Showers warm GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday Minimum Thursday night At 8 Friday county Under the aw the act must be published in at least one newspa per in each of the 99 counties of the state for three months pre ceding the election at which the proposal is to be submitted to the people The proposed bond issue would paid off by a state property tax The bonds would be handled n the same way as those issued to pay bonuses to Iowa veterans of World War II While the World War II bonus cost the state about 90 million SArrii dollars only 35 million of the amount came from bonds The remainder came from the state reasury 50 million of it being taken out at a time when there was a large treasury surplus The act calling for the vote pro vides for bonuses for those who served between June 27 1950 and July 27 1953 Domestic service would be paid for at the rate of a month and foreign service at a month The maximum payment would be Maximum Minimum 91 63 79 84 50 Supreme Court Order Followed WASHINGTON WVThe Eisen hower administration Friday sus pended application of its federal employe security program to per sons holding nonsensitive jobs The action was taken in com pliance with a Supreme Court de cision of last Monday One result is that 17 suspended federal em ployes will be restored to duty at once Atty Gen Brownell announced he was advising all departments and agencies that any employe holding a nonsensitive position and presently under suspension in pending civilian employe security lliunuei proceedings should be restored to iancjer duty There are 17 such his statement said Midwest Gets Some Relief From Heat Relief from the summers first heat wave was moving into the Great Lakes area and the Upper Mississippi River Valley Friday but the rest of the Eastern half of the country continued to swelter according to the Associated Press Heat records were set in many Eastern areas Thursday Records for the date included New Yorks Newark with 99 and Colum bus with 92 Other high readings Thursday included El Paso and Phoenix 101 San Antonio 100 Philadelphia 95 Washington 93 Detroit 94 Cleveland 92 Milwaukee 91 Chi cago and Minneapolis 90 West of the Rockies the weather was more comfortable as a cool front moved inland from the Pa cific and dropped temperatures from 5 to 20 degrees Scattered thundershowers oc curred in the Northern Plains States dropping local tempera tures sharply Twentyfour hour amounts included Park Falls inch and Minneapolis 95 Hartford S had hail The Southern MinnesotaNorth Iowa promised showers Friday and Saturday Otherwise there was little change seen in the Immediate forecast The bodies of four fishermen who apparently were victims of a icavy thunderstorm in the Rhine area Wednesday offer The company offered to meet with representatives of the union to discuss improvements in the current training program which will be of benefit to both The meeting would be held within four months after the cement plant started operation after the strike The Lehigh training program son City plant represented the management Hannaman said the meetingL were conducted in a friendly and cooperative manner The sessions were held behind closed doors in the Hotel Hanford Han naman said the company made no offer on the retroactive pay proposal of the cement workers Construction workers on the L un me has been one of the grievances ofj million expansion program at the rnp pprnprnf iminn T i i the cement union Urge Increase Lehigh also offered the union an 18 cent an hour wage increase and increased insurance and wel fare benefits According to the companys offer these would be effective upon the signing of a new contract and the resumption of plant operations The cement union wants the benefits to be retroactive to May 1 when the last contract expired The company offered the union An 18cent wage increase Washingtons Birthday as an added paid holiday bringing the number of paid holidays to seven Increased benefits on life acci dent and health ana hospitaJiza tion insurance The written offer was sigaedvby E D Meredith Allentown director of Employe relations anc George Hannaman plant man ager They released the offer Fri day noon Earnie Ward president of the local union said he had no idea what the workers reaction would be to the cement firms offer No Indication Even if the cement workers ac cept the new was no ndication that they would vote o end the strike Ward said the hreeman union committee meet ing with the Lehigh managers were not encouraged by the Calks No date was set at the conclu sion of the meeting for future ne gotiation sessions Robert E Hall Des Moines of the Federal Mediation Service set up the meeting Thursday He said Friday that both sides told troubles and everything lot a good In addition to the threeman inion committee James P Wil iams Chicago general rcpresen ative of the International union and Tom McBride Davenport district representative sat in on he meetings Management Men Edward Meredith Allentown director of labor relations Lehigh plant will return to work Monday The workers refused to cross the picket line thrown up around the plant by the cemen union Still Picket Ward said the gate for construe tion workers at the plant will still be a post for the pickets but the post has been moved to one side of the gate So we havent estab lished a picket line across the said Ward and there isn1 a line there for the construction workers to Ward said the action was taken on the advice of the local union lawyer F A Ontjes Busines managers of the building and trades union in Mason City me with the cement union official Thursday and worked out th agreement night were recovered Thursday Three drowned in the Willow Flowage and one in Somo Lake or the Lehigh firm and George Hannaman manager of the Ma Burglars Fail to Crack Safe Thieves Thursday night failed n their attempt to open a safe at the Cashway Lumber Store at Emery The safe was moved from a small adjoining room to the office and then bat ered with a mallet and hammer The tools along with a crow bar used to move the safe belonged o the firm Bernie Payton manager dis covered the safecracking at tempt when he opened the office about a m Friday Sher ffs officers said entrance to the building made through two rear doors The window of one vas broken and the other forced open The office was broken into last ear when a cash box contain ing about S200 was taken AP Wircphoto EXAMINES BELT Det Wil liam Jurgens of the Davenport police department examines the belt from which Richard Dusenberry 13 was found hanging Thursday night Investigate Davenport Boys Death DAVENPORT death of Richard Dusenberry 13 Dav enport who was found hanging from a belt looped over a tree limb was termed apparently an accident Scott County Coroner Kenneth Froeschle said Friday A medical investigation showec the boy died of strangulation Froeschle said an investigation into the death was continuing bu Hope to Avert Walkout Tart Answer From Union From Our Wire Service NEW The United Steel workers Friday angrily rejected i contract offer from the steel ndustrys big three David J McDonald president of the union said the companies counter offer to the unions de mands was entirely The industry offer is too little too late and too McDonald said McDonald said the companies lave offered the steelworkers a takehome pay increase of 5 cents an hour and no mathematical juggling can obscure that figure It is this amount and not a fictitious package that is avail able to buy he said Record Profits After a year of record profits and productivity the industry has offered the steelworkers a wage increase for this year of 6 cents an McDonald said At the same time the industrys offer evidence pointed toward acciden tal death He said it appeared the youth may have been running downhill belt when he ran into the the employes to cents for insur would require contribute IVi As a result the average steel worker would realize only a nickel an hour more takehome pay this year he pointed out McDonald confirmed that the S Steel Bethle hem and offered th Police said no money was found in the boys pockets although his father said he always carried some The body was found dangling from a limb about five feet off he ground in front of Jefferson School in northwest Davenport Thursday The boys father Lewis Dusen erry said he didnt recognize he beJt around his sons neck Jut Richard was not wearing a belt The principal of Jefferson School D D Kinser was called o the tree by two small children vho found him They said they be ieved at first that Richard was pretending as part of a wild vest game FfRE CONTINUES HOLBROOK Ariz WVA mas sive fire continued to tear through the SitGreaves National Forest Friday after destroying an esti mated acres of timber and brush Tractor Goes Out of Control Driver Dies KIMBALLTON UP Delbcrt Eugene Reed 23 Barnard was killed Thursday when a heavy construction tractor he was driving went out of control miles west of here and pinned im in a ditch union a fiveyear agreement and a form of guaranteed annua wage The whole contract instead of being modernized is to be extend ed with its obsolescent features for too long a McDonald told a news conference McDonald said the Industry has offered fringes that are already more generously incorporat ed in labor contracts now in existence throughout industry He described the wage offer as picayune and said the compa nies had rejected the unions re quest for premium pay for week end work Similar Hike Commenting on the 5cent take home pay offered by the compa nies McDonald said the compa nies had offered the union similar hike for each of the five years the proposed contract would run j McDonald said the supple mental unemployment benefit plan offered by the companies was far less in actual benefits than those negotiated by the union in the can industry last year The union was reported looking for a package offer of around 25 cents an hour The experts pre dicted union and management would get together around the 20 cent mark A 20cent an hour package in erase would cost the industry about million a year and probably would presage a to a ton price increase The companies felt their pack age offer was substantial enough to warrant hopes that a new contract will be written iong before the strike deadline Me Donald has been aiming at a set tlement by Sunday SJX AT A six Ebcrt children Phoenix lost the wholesale operation Friday As time for removal neared Nurse Ruby aid 15 a shot while the for solemn Evonne 4 whooped it un The are left to right Robert 10 Jennifer 9 and Francis J6 CarTruck Collision Fatal to Iowa Man BOONE Henderson 34 was fatally injured in a car tmck collision seven miles north of here Thursday Henderson was manager of the Agricultural Prod ucts of Highview a suburb of Webster City State Highway patrolmen said his car was hit broadside by a pickup truck driven by Albert L Sturtz who op erates a farm near Boone GETS NINE MONTHS WASHINGTON T Go jack 39Fort i r tonsils in a Lee cravP r ieaaer was sen Jjee gave jtenced to nine months in jail and fined for contempt of Con gress ;