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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for AskMeredith Willson About Mason City MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE LI it r i HOME EDITION T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAK IS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBO R S VOL LXCI AMocUttd Pres and United Press Full Lease Wirej Scven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 21 Railroad Right to Work Law Rejected by Court Thli ConsWa of Two One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GiobeGaxette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTiD Quiiicj 830 Sunday KGLO 1300 Sundaj WOI Ames 610 Xhursda WSUL Im Clt 010 Saturda Again Truth Will Prevail T have my moments of wonder ing whether theres even faint wish to be truthful in thos who are leading the blind figh against fluoridation in the Unite States A barefaced lie per petrated against my home com munity by one of these charac ters has just come to my atten tion That accounts for m strong feeling about the subjec at this moment From a woman back in Ban gor Maine came an inquiry re cently about a contention ad vanced in some antifluoridatioi literature that the dental situa tion in this home community o mine was alarmingly bad even though the presence of natura fluoride in our drinking water i close to the recommended amount Letter Reproduced My first course of action was tc reply to the New England woman as follows Dear Mrs DeGrass The report you had was jus 180 degrees Our situation with respect to dental health in school children is among the best in Iowa and the middle west And there is no reason t believe this isnt due to the fac that the fluoride content of ou drinking water is so close to thi desirable ratio as to make ad dition No person in his right I pointed out further in my let ter to the Maine woman wouk object to killing impurities in water with chlorine Its almos universally done But there are those who object to taking the counsel of both dental and medi cal authorities with respect to Source of Lie Found With this letter written I be gan casting about to discover i I could where the Bangor worn an received her erroneous idea My search led to an article printed last year in a suburban newspaper near Chicago It was pure fiction in essence deliber ate falsification from beginning to end I draw on it for a few typical misrepresentations The Mason City newspaper meaning the one over which preside as editor crusaded for i as necessary if children were to have healthy teeth Civic groups signed petitions and went al out1 for the That was the claim The fact was that our newspaper carried aews items to the effect that Ma Kon City was being cited for its unsurpassed school dental health program But we as we would again thai if fluoridation would make a good situation even better we should by all means make use of it Out of the Whole Cloth Then there was this further lie out of the whole cloth Local doctors and dentists tes dfied as to the terrible state of childrens teeth in Mason City and how the decay rate was so much greater than the available dentists could take care of that the situation was out of That of course is an invention without even a slight semblance of foundation Nothing even faint ly resembling this ever took place Nothing like this was ever said by any responsible person for the reason that it would have been wholly untrue It was after an extended study of the water supply from two lo cations for deep wells in our community revealed the natural supply of fluoride to be a princi pal contributing factor in our outstanding dental health situa tion that we began urging other communities to achieve the same happy result by a scientific ap plication of fluoride to their drinking water History Repeats Itself This is just one of the false hoods and supersitions being put CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SEN HOMER CAPEHART Senate Opens Debate on Housing Bill WASHINGTON IfflThe Senat opened debate Monday on a multi billiondollar housing bill tha would give the administration many things it asked for and some it didnt No one has yet reduced the cos of the omnibus housing bill to an specific overall dollar total I cans heavily toward the provision of better housing for the poor anc the aged Units One provision for a huge lov rental public housing program for Lowincome unit a years for three leaded for Its sponsor lave added a provision whicl would let the President boost the otal to units a year 01 ut it to units The administration has asked authorization for units year or cut it to units The administration has asked authorization for units year for two years Sen Capehart administration floor man ager for the bill has announced he will seek to have the total re duced to that level Liberal Credit The measure also calls for E ioneering program to build 75 additional low rent public lousing units of special design to house elderly persons of small means Construction would pro ceed at a rate of units a beginning in midsummer The homes would provide dwell ng space without stairs and with pecialtype fixtures designed for onvenience and safety of elderly iccupanls President Eisenhower lad recommended a program of uch housing to be designed for persons 65 or older Yogi Yorgesson Dies on Highway TONOPAH Nev ng artist Harry Stewart 48 cnown to the entertainment world s Yogi Yorgesson and Harry was killed Sunday when us car crashed into a Stewart became a recording tar with his Swedish imitations n popular tunes He also won uccess as Harry Kari and his ix Saki Sippers with the records Nishimoto at the Bat and Yo kohama Stinsons Motion Studied by Graven CEDAR RAPIDS UPi udge Henry Graven took under dvisemtnt Saturday the motion or a judgment of acquittal or a ew trial for Franklin County At orney Keith J Stinson convicted y a jury last April on conspiracy barges Other Bans by States Left Intact Decision Given on Appeal WASHINGTON UP The Su preme Court Monday struck down state righttowork laws as they apply to railroad workers But the tribunals unanimous decision left intact state laws banning union shops in other in dustries Justice Douglas delivered th decision upholding a 1951 amend ment of the National Railway La bor Act which authorized th railroads and labbr unions to en ter into union shop agreements Under union shop agreements workers must join within 60 day the labor organization represent ing their class of workers or los their jobs 18 States Eighteen states including low and Nebraska have laws whic forbid making union membershi or nonmembership a condition o employment These are known a righttowork laws During argument of the cas May 2 the court was told a Taft Hartley Labor Act provision per milling the union shop was no involved The Railroad Act amendmen specifically permits the unio shop state laws notwithstanding The TaEtHartiey Act on the othe hand permits the union shop bu specifies the permission does no NOT AFFECTED DES MOINES W The Iowa righttowork law is not affected by the decision because the Iowa law does not attempt to cover railroad cases The Iowa Jaw says that the provisions of the chapter shall not apply to employers or employes covered by the Federal Railroad Labor Legal authorities have ruled consequently that there is no conflict between the state and federal laws apply in states having laws pro nbiting it Mondays decision was given on an appeal by 16 nonoperating rail vay labor organizations from a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme The Nebraska court sak hat states righttowork laws uperseded the Railway Labor Acts union shop amendment A 1946 amendment to the Ne braska Constitution says no per son may be denied a job because he refuses to join a union Douglas opinion said the choice by the Congress of the union shop as a stabilizing force ieems to us to be an allowable He said the case involves question of policy with which the judiciary has no Final Say Congress Douglas went on acting within its constitutional xwers has the final say on pol cy If Congress acts unwisely Douglas commented the electo rate can make a He added The task of the judiciary ends mce it appears that the legisla ive measure adopted is relevant r appropriate to the constitution il power which Congress exer ises The ingredients of industrial icace and stabilized laborman gement relations are numerous nd complex They may well from age to age and from ndustry to industry What would e needful one decade might be nathema the next The decision ests with the policy makers not vith the Russ May OK Air Route WASHINGTON State Department disclosed Monday it is considering a Soviet move which could open Moscow and Leningrad to commercial American air travel Department Press Officer Lincoln White told a news con ference he had few details He said there had been no direct Soviet government contact on the question with the government But he said the State Depart ment understands that Pan American Airways has been told that appropriate Soviet officials would welcome con versations concerning the es tablishment by Pan American of direct air service to Mos NO m HBOMB FIREBALL RISES The fireball from the first airborne Hbomb rises behind a cloud forma tion Monday as the stem begins to form on the hori i A1 WLnipholn he bomb WHS exploded feet over Numu Island in the Bikinis to lessen the spread of radioactive fallout Proves HBomb Can Be Delivered in Standard Jet USS MT McKINLEY OFF BI KINI have shown they can deliver the Hbomb from one of their standard bombers the B52 Over Bikini Atoll Monday morn ing Sunday the awe some hydrogen bomb was droppec for the first time from an Ameri can plane The eightjet B52 without modi fication in bomb bay or shackles Two Admit Abduction LEMMON New England men signed confessions Sunday that they kidnaped a 56 yearold farm woman took her on a 25mile ride in the trunk ol their car and left her tied to a windmill in this sparsely settled section of Northwestern South Dakota Held without charge in the city ail here were David Earnest 25 Waltham and Wayne Everett Morgan 31 Con cord Perkins County Sheriff Albert Vessel said the two men signed statements admitting the abduc ion Saturday of Mrs Mabel Gal an who lives about 10 miles northwest of Bison in the extreme northwestern corner of he state Mrs Gallan was found Satur day night gagged and bound to a pasture windmill 25 miles from ler farm home She had been eft there about 11 by her bductors Two Young Boys Drown on Farm Le MARS young arm boys drowned Sunday in arm pond on the farm of a neigh or about 16 miles south of here n Plymouth County They were LaVerne Eichhorn 6 son of Mr and Mrs Earl lichhorn and Ronald Kaiser son f Mr and Mrs Harold Kaiser who were visiting the Eichhorns Coroner S H Luken said the rownings happened on a farm ext to the Eichhorn farm He aid the Kaiser boy had been wimming in the pond and was fading out when he stepped into hole and yelled for help Red Line Above Came From George W Hoff For the slogan appearing across ie top of this page the Globe jazette is indebted to George W off 622 Delaware S E Mr off is known to many in this ommunity by reason of his ex ended period of employment the Board of Education he ore his retirement dropped the bomb and set off the mighty blast on precisely the scheduled minute feet over Namu in the American proving ground in the Pacific No task force officer or physi cist disputed the assumption that any B52 and longest ranged of jet carry and drop a similar Hbomb weapon on any chosen target The bomb was dropped from eight miles up There vas a burning awful hit the ocean out to the farthest hori zon From feet above the Dlack and white bulls eye the fury of fusion explosion hurled out a mighty shock wave Coral dust and a mighty spray of water leaped toward the sky The flashing heat scorched the sand and seared the sea A force unofficially estimated as at least that of the energy pro duced by detonation of 10 million tons of TNT was loosed in th explosion An official task force statcmen said Preliminary estimates sho the yield of the Cherokee cod name for the shot was substan lially below that of the larges 1954 lest although the shot likcl will be one of tho biggest of th current Before the blast a scientist sni he expected lo see a fireball Hire miles wide After Ihe explosion the scientist said he had see what he anticipated Observers said the cloud flnt tened out to about 100 miles ii width Measurements on the cxplosio arc not completed There was n indication whether the task fore would make them public Earlier Ihis year Soviet offlci als had claimed that Russia hn dropped a hydrogen bomb from General Motors Cuts Output Employment at Most Plants DETROIT Motors Corp Monday cut production schedules and employment in most of its divisions and a Auto Workers local called for immediate government help for th unemployed of the auto industry Automotive News a trade paper even before the new Genera Motors cutback said the rate of production for the first twolhird of May would result in only 124 cars being built in the month The paper said this would be he lowest monthly output since ast September the mode changeover month It would be per cent below April produc ion and fewer cars than were produced in the booming May 1955 market A Fisher Body division spokes man said GM production was be ng trimmed in all but Cadillac ines The action was in line with resident Harlow H Curtices tatement last week that further idjustments would be made in iroduclion lo meet markcl de mands The Pontiac and Fisher divi ions laid off 900 in Pontiac plants but the General Mo ors central office reported total ayoff figures would not be avail ble until figures were collected rom plant managers across the ountry Pat Quinn vice president of Lo al 3 of the United Auto Workers called for a mass meeting of the industrys unemployed at the lo cals hall next Sunday SAME BUek it ith Im aact M tears Tractor Runs Off Road Farmer Dies MOORLAND Iff Nels Emi Johnson 45 Moorland farmer died Sunday night of injuries suf fered Saturday when his traclor ran off a county road seven miles west of Fort Dodge The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Mon day night low near 50 Partly cloudy and high 7580 cooler Tuesday Iowa A few widely scattered thundershowcrs along southern border Monday night Partly cloudy with scattered shower and cooler Tuesday Low Mon day night 5565 Minnesotao Partly cloudy warm GlobeGazette data up to 8 Maximum Sunday 85 Minimum Sunday night 50 At 8 Monday 69 Precipitation 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum 57 GlobeGazette weather dala up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 70 Minimum Saturday 48 At 8 Sunday 57 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 49 avoid heavy contamination radioactive matter The bomb was dropped 11 delays because of adverse winds But dozens of times before the crew from the special weap ons group at Kirtlatid Air Force Base had dropped inert duplicates of the Once before the B52 had token off with a live Hbomb but had to of Grand Forks therefore MIDJUNE SHOT ABOARD USS Mt McKIN LEY Enroufe to Kwajalein scientists who suc cessfully supervised the first American airdrop of a hydro gen bomb were reported Mon day preparing an even more interesting shot to be touched off about midJune It may be a hydrogen bomb warhead at tached to a pitotless missile short runway of Eniwetok Island But this time Maj Charles Smith Pittsburg was o on a historymaking mission H leaded east toward Bikini Atol 90 miles away Far up so hig hat there was no sight or soun of him in the dark sky Smith an bombardier Maj Dwight E Durn of Charlotte took th wiftflying plane over the targe n dry runs They were One mor ivide turn over a halfcircle of dozen miles and they were horn ng on the target which showcc on the radar sight At an altitud of about feet and a spcec f approximately BOO miles pe hour the bomb was dropped It was then seven miles short o the bullscyc bul the speed of the lanc sent the bomb plunging inward as it fell Smith banked he giant craft sharply anc poured on the power as he racec away He probably was 15 miles distant when the moment came Behind and beneath there was he hydrogen flash of corching heat that came almost imultaneously with the great ght Then the shock wave of ie explosion reached out to hake the fleeing bomber Down on the observer ship Mt IcKinley the sky was still star t The ship roiled slowly It arely kept steerage way and 15 cwsmen and 16 federal civil de 2nse officials stood silently on he port side The ship was 34 Health Is Tit Topic Hagerty Is Interviewed plane No official in the Unilcd States challenged the claim Fur thcnnorc it appeared to be reit eration in another form of a state ment last fall by Russia that one of its thermonuclear bombs had been exploded high in the air to l received more voles avoid hcavv contamination bv lhan l anticipated We have THK ASSOCIATED PHES8 President Eisenhowers secretary James C Hagerty agrees with some Democratic spokesmen that the Presidents health is a legitimate issue ot the upcoming presidential cam paign And Democratic hackers of Ad lai Stevenson were hailing Stcv onsens presidential primary elec tion victory over Sen Estes Ko fauver in Oregon Friday as sig nailing a Stevenson groundswell that cannot be Hagerty was interviewed by Heps Boggs and Ebcrt Louisi ana Democrats on a television show Political Talk Agreeing Eisenhowers health is a fit topic for political discussion he added We will have legiti mate answers and complete med ical records to show the condi tion of the President at any timo during the He had said earlier Eisenhower would undergo one or two further physical examinations during 19515 but did not specify any dates The President was exam ined and found in good physical condition last weekend In other weekend political de velopments James A Finnegan campaign manager for Steven son called Fridays Oregon re sults a smashing victory pav ing the way for Stevenson tri umphs in the Florida May 29 and California June 5 Kefauvor issued a statement through his Washington offtco saying 1 received more voles neither the time the organization nor the money to conduct n writein campaign ot this He telegraphed congratulations to Stevenson saying I feel and hope that our contest in Ore gon strengthened the Democratic Party Headon Clash Stevenson and Kcfauver again clash headon in Florida and Cal return after a lasthour postponeifornia the last big hurdles in the mcnt Maj Floyd A Anumdson intraparty struggle lad twice to arm the bomb in light in preparation for the drop 3n the first occasion he had to surprised if new moves develop and with it on the comparatively lo Vice President Richard The two candidates are set for a joint discussion in Miami Mon day night on a nationally tele vised program An Associated Press tabulation showed that Stevenson now leads the Tennessee senator to 127 in pledged and publicity com mitted delegate votes for the Democratic nomination A total of is required for nomina tion Stevenson and Kcfauver are ex pected to split Floridas 28 Dem ocratic convention votes but in the California test the winner gets all 68 Sen Styles Bridges RNH said meanwhile he would not be autical miles rom the blast 39 land miles M Nixon from the GOP ticket this year Bridges predicted they would fail Trumans in Visit With Pope Pius ROME W Former President Harry S Tramin visited Pope Pius XII Sunday with Mrs Tru man and received a Gold Medal of the Pontificate Truman has advocated renewed diploma tic relations with the Vatican Mr and Mrs Stanley Wood ward and Trumans secretary Eugene Bailey also attended the audience Woodward was White House protocal chief during the Truman administration After the audionce the party visited Ihe Sistine Chapel and the nearby Raphael rooms Then they attended services at St Pauls American Protestant Episcopal hurch in downtown Rome Hedrick Girl Is Victim of Crash FAIRFIELD May Handy 18 Hedrick was killed aturday night when the car in she was riding struck a ridge on Highway 78 about a mile west of Richland The driver f the car George Stambrough Iso of Hedrick was hospital zed here Frank Webber 24 01 c another passenger suffered nly minor injuries ;