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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the VOL W OME EDITION Associated Prew aad run LMM Newspaper That Makes All North I o wans Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY M Oe COPT consists of Two SectionsSection No 1H 7 Youths Die in 2 Iowa Accidents Big Postal Union in Offing But Six Unions Not in Favor of Merger Plan FROM THE GLOBEGAZETTE EDITORIAL RESEARCH BUREATT WASHINGTON Representa lives of all postal employe un ions sat down to a conferenc Tuesday to explore the possibi ity of forming one big posta union For all the talk of one bi union of workers in the U S postal service the theme son is not exactly For At least sixpostal union didnt show up at the meetih on merging the 16 Post Offic unions into one organization The merger movement has th blessing of George Meany an other top AFL CIOofficials Its being pushed by William C Doherty president of the Na tional Association of Letter Car riers and an AFLCIO vice pres ident BUT STRONG opposition i coming from the National Fed eration of Post Office Clerks also anAFLCIO affiliate Pub lications of that organizatio point out that delegates at sev eral national conventions of th union have voted overwhelm inglyto reject any tc form a postal union in which th federation would lose its identi Insurgent groups in the Pos Office Clerks have establishec a separate organization whicl supports the A MacKay Uwhoi na dtieadedi a Los Angeles local of NFPOC wa nominated for president withou opposition at in Wash ington in midMay at which a constitution was adopted The insurgents contend tha large locals were discriminate against in voting procedures o the parent organization The NFPOC headed by President J Cline House answers that no a single local has been suspend ed although there have been suspensions of certain officers The proposed merger of posta unions would represent of two years work According to tentative plans each member union would retain autonomy within the overall organization BUT MORE importantly the merger would give postal em ployes a central lobbying force Postal employes while formal ly foregoing the strike weapon have used their unions effective ly to achieve their legislative goals A small example is the bill being maneuvered through the House that would make a Friday holiday mandatory for government employes whenever a legal holiday falls on Satur day Postal u i i o n publications abound with transcripls ofoffi cial statements by their repre sentatives on various bills be fore various congressional com mittees studying pending legis lation As the most systematical ly organized employe bodies in Ihe federal government postal unions are always in the fore front of drives for higher pay and improved working condi tions It was the postal unions lob byists primarily for example who succeeded at the 1958 ses sion of Congress in having pay increases for postal employes vetoed by President Eisenhower in 1957 tied to an increase in postal rates The raise in postal rates had been an administra tion goal since 1953 Other federal employe groups collar or white tend to look to the postal unions to take the lead in pressing mcas ures that would be to the ad vantage of all A combined or ganization with a membership of close to could exert more pressure on Congress than is now brought to bear by the highly effective Letter Carriers Assn and i t s fellow postal service unions i HEAR GRAHAM ADELAIDE Australia UPI estimated persons moat of them teenagers listened to evangelist Billy Graham dis cuss the problems of adolcs Monday night A VICTORY backers of moderate school board members Everett Tucker Russell Mat son and Ted Lamb left to hoist them for a AP Pholofax victory headquarters at Little Rock They won a recall election against three segre gationalists VOTERS RECALL SEGREGATIOMALISTS LITTLE ROCK Ark Orval E Faubus met a major defeat Monday in Little Rocks integration feud with the recall of three segregationists from he school board Faubus had put himself squarely behind the segrega tionists in UK recall election which sprang of group rof the firing of 44teachersiAUVthree of them were includ ng the boards president Ed McKinley who was ousted by a vote of to i AT THE SAME time the three noderales who said they pre er some integration to no schools won a vote of confi dence by retaining their seats It is now up to the Pulaski County Board of Education to fill the vacancies The boards all political un knowns have keptMheir own counsel as to their plans Faubus twice Awent on tele closing days of the He called the controversy over firing of the teachers a smoke screen for integration The Governor urged the oust er of the three moderate mem bers Their supporters had started the recall movement The moderates walked out of a board meeting May segregationists began their teacher purge TWO DAYS LATER a Broup of business and professional men organized a movement to stop the teacher purge They pledged themselves to recall the three segregationists Laster Little Rock traffic judge and the worstbeaten of the segre gationists said Well it look like the people want integralet it The oilier two segregationists McKinley and Ben Rowland were silent So was Faubus Hoskins to Face Trial Now Sane ROCK RAPIDS Hoskins now considered sane vill be returned to Rock Rapids oon to face charges of slaying his wife Carol here in January 958 Hoskins was found insane al sanity hearing and committed o the psychiatric ward at the Wens Reformatory Anamosa April 2 1958 Anamosa officials lave notified authorities licre hat Hoskins is now sane Sheriff Neal Kroon said he jrobably would go to Anamosa o pick up Hoskins some time his week He will be returned o Rock Rapids for formal ar aignmeni on the charge Hoskins wife was shot to Jeath at a church shortly after he baptism of their son Hos ins fled from Iowa and was ar ested in Texas a short time Sports Bulletins KANSAS CITY Mo falterins New York Yan kees completed a fourfortwo trade with Kansas CityTues day picking up hardhjtting Hector Lopez and pitcher Ralph Terry in exchange for Jerry Sturdrvant Johnny Kucks and a fourth player to announced later POMPANO BEACH Fla UPI Edward Big Ed Walsh considered baseballs strongest spitbafl pitcher died of cancer Tuesday at the age of 78 Walsh won 40 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1901 SAM APPholofax UNUSUAL Rus sian flag atop that nations embassy in Washington flies at half mast in honor of John Fosler Dulles target of harsh criticism by Soviet officials in bygone days The Russians however always did respect Dulles role as the Wests leading statesman Amazing Comeback Made by Godfrey NEW YORK jfi Only three weeks after his operation for cancer Arthur Godfrey has piloted his plane to his Virginia arm and back He is reported o have done some swimming and pistol practice at the farm Godfrey 55 who was operated on April 30 is staying at his apartment and making frequent trips to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for postopera ive treatment fc t DOCTOR OF YEAR DES MOJNES W Rolla Hook 69 a practicing osteo pathic physician in Logan nearly 47 years was honored Monday night as Iowa oaleopalhic phy sician of the Dr Alan M Nelson Belmond was named president of the Jowa society Dulles Body Taken to Cathedral WASHINGTON Fos ter Dulles who Iraveled all over Ihe world in quest of peace be gan his last trip Tuesday His body in its heavy casket was carried from his home by six armed forces bearers anc taken in a hearse lo the Wash ington National Cathedral Many officials of the diplo malic world in which Dulles traveled so extensively met the procession at the cathedral Dulles body will lie in stale there for 24 hours with an armed services honor guard in attendance Funeral services will be held Wednesday and a procession will follow to Arling ton National Cemetery across the Potomac in Virginia HIGH POLITICAL leaders of the world began to gather for the final tribute lo the man who was secretary of state for six years The Soviet Unions Andrei Gro myko one of Dulles chief ad versa ries in the cold war an nounced plans to fly to Washing ton for the funeral He arranged to leave the for eign ministers conference in Geneva at the same time as Secretary of Slate Christian A fierier French Foreign Minister Vfaurice Couve de Murville and British Foreign Secretary Sel wyn Lloyd Gromyko Iraveled in a commercial plane but he did accept aft invitation to fly back to Geneva with Herter Thursday GROMYKOS DECISION to jome apparently was ordered y Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev A great outpouring of words praise and condolences came rrom almost every quarter of he world even from the citadel of communism Moscow Soviet Deputy Premier Anas as I Mikoyan said Dulles was j very great statesman He was very intelligent He was a strong partisan ad vocals We like iirong men We do not like un certain Laster was recalled by a 082 lo 11 148 vote and Rowland by to Everett Tucker leader of the moderates retained his scat by a tp Ted Lamb had the hardest bailie among the moderates but ran up a to favorable vote The third Russell Malsbri kept his seat by a 12 963r to edge THE SIX SCHOOL board members were elected last De cember afterthe former mem bers bought up the contract of Supt Virgil T Blossom andlhen quit themselves From the slarl the board was splil in biller dispule The Ihree who allempted the teacher purge were pledged lo support Faubus in his fight with Ihe fed eral govcrnmenl over inlegra other three had been denounced by the governor as inlegraUonisls Tucker Lamb and Malson de nied they were inlegralionisls Faubus closed the four public high schools last fall under laws fie had sponsored at a special legislative session a few months before THE CLOSING by a 3 to 1 vole at an eleclion Faubus called out the National Guard in the fall of 1957 to slop nine Negroes from allending Cenlral High School He said he had done it to prevent violence but federal courts ordered him lo stop interfering with integra tion President Eisenhower then moved in federal troops to en force it the rest of the school year Lamb said the 44 Icachers would be rcinslatcd He said it at the school board meeting next Thursday Herter Rebukes Russia West Germany Major Topic GENEVA Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko ac cused the West Monday of plan ning to convert West Germany into a runway for atomic bomb ers and a launching site for rock He drew a prompt rebuke from U S Secretary of State Christian A Herter The American diplomat told the Big Four foreign ministers conference that rearmament ol Communist East Germany was going ahead at a greater pace Jian in West Germany Britains Foreign Secretary lelwyn Lloyd promptly cast him self hijthe role of conciliator He suggested that arguments along the line of the GromykoHerler exchange would get the confer ence nowhere IN A 40MINUTE speech romyko called on the four big powers to agree in principle hat negotiations between the rival German stales repre sented a desirable way of re storing German unity Gromyko said an additional article or protocol could be added to the Soviet draft peace treaty in this connection To make the offer more palatable to the West he spoke the Big Four powers rendering ncces sary aid in the reunification did not spell ou the nature of such help The clash between Gromyko and Herter came shortly after the those of the Soviet Union and Eas Germany extended condolen ces to Herter on the death oi John FosterDulles SOVIET ACCUSATIONS of Americanfostered West Ger man militarism repeatedly have stung the Western delegations at the conference In Washington the Stale De partment bluntly advised Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev that ic would have to drop this line f he wanted to see the Geneva talks succeed The United States rejected he Soviet Unions latest note pro csling Americar arming of some Atlantic Pact countries ncluding West Germany with nuclear weapons Herter in the conference chamber kept drumming away n an attempt to knock down the same type of Soviet charges He said Communist East Germany ias more than men in miforma figure denied both by Gromyko and later by an East German spokesman West Germany with more han twice the population of the East German state has men in its armed forces 000 in the frontier guard and police in barracks The ministers agreed to begin secretsessions Friday and then adjourned until then Mason City Occasional rain early Tuesday night cooler low in lower 50s Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday high G873 Iowa Showers Tuesday night thunderstorms southeast por tion and cooler lows in 50s Mostly cloudy and cooler Wed nesday highs 6878 Few show ers northeast portion Wednes day forenoon Further outlook partly cloudy and cool Minnesota Cloudy with show ers cooler Highs Wednesda 5565 GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum 75 Minimum 63 At 8 71 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 53 Saturation Plan to Curb Highway Toll DES M01NES Public Safety Commissioner Russell Brown shocked by a sudden spurt in highway fa talities Tuesday announced a new program of saturation enforcement aimed at curb ing the toll during the sum mer vacation period Brown said Ihe changes will go inlo effect Wednesday The new program calls for all avail able patrolmen on a single shift three days every week in order lo put the maximum number of patrolmen on the road during the most dan gerous hours of the day ALL patrol men o certain primary high ways where the traffic volume and accidenls have been high esl Assigning all four Highway Palrol airplanes lo opcralc only on cerlain highways stablishinga new code system which will al low safely officials lo call for statewide crackdowns on specific offenses in a mailer of minutes THE prac tice of issuing warning tickets for speeding offenses and in slrucling palrolmen to give all speeders court summons es Brown said it was obvious thai by pulling all palrolmen on the highway in a single shifl H would be necessary to leave certain areas of the stale without any patrol en forcement at times This is not desirable but it appears lo be a neccssily in order lo bring sufficic en forcement to bear in areas where the majority of our ac cidenls and violations are oc Brown said t AAS 2 Luther Students Victims 5 Killed at Fort Madison DISASTER ON Devils when their cm Creek Bridge south of Fort Madison pact knocked claimed the lives of five young Jowans chine AP Pholofax smashed into it The im the motor from the nia ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Seven young persons were killed early Tuesday in two videly separated accidents on owa highways Five lost their lives when a ar smashed into a bridge on Highway 61 south of Fort Madi on Two Luther College students verc injuied fatally and an Dther hurt seriously when their ar went out of control just oulh of Decorah on Highway 2 DEAD IN THE Fort Madison crash are Leonard Honeycult 18 Ed vard Billings 16 and Patricia Ann Jones 17 all of Keokuk Robert Branch 22 and Norene orns 18 both of Fort Madi on The Decorah crash claimed Craig S Collins 21 a junior Yom Oak Park and David B Knudsen 18 a freshman from Chicago Injured was Nor man Rice 21 a sophomore from Glenvtew 111 The Fort Madison crash was the worst traffic accident of the year The youths apparently were driving north toward Fort Mad ison from Keokuk when the car struck the oneway bridge five miles south of here Deputy Sheriff Ralph Einstanjer said IT WAS NOT determined who was driving the car a 1954 Ford which was registered to Violet Beatrice Branch mother of Robert Branch he said Four of the persons were killed outright Billings who was thrown from the car and anded in Devils Creek died t a Fort Madison hospital about an hour later He was never able to make a statement jefore he died Miss Jones and Honeycutt rere pinned in the wreckage Branch and Miss Corns also verc thrown out and Branch were ervicemcn home on leave ioncycutt was stationed at Ft ragg and Branch at Ft lood Tex A watch worn by one of the irls had stopped at It was bout 20 minutes later when a assing motorist came up on ic scene In 1957 George Branch fa icr of one of the victims was illed when his car struck a tility pole three miles south of uesdays accident PASTOR PAUL Lionberger can of men at Luther said the ar in the Decorah accident be onged to Collins but it was un nown who was driving The trio reportedly was trav ing at a high rate of speed hen the car missed a curb and id along a rock bank on the ft hand side of road into a eep gully The car was a hot od 1933 Ford equipped with V8 engine and dual carbure ors Sheriff Robert Hitesman and deputy sheriff Jimmy Anderson investigated the accident which had been reported to them by a i o t h e r college student Friends of the boys said that thf car had been rebuilt in Ce dar Rapids and was already in volved in one fatality The boys were working on the car and just took it out to try it Collins died of head injuries and multiple fractures Knud sen had two broken legs and lacerations and died at a Rochester M i n hospital Rice is in a Decorah hospital with head lacerations and ft concussion HalfInch of Rain Here After Dinner A brief but torrential down pour shortly before 1 Tues day left more than half an inch of moisture in the Mason City area The heavy shower ac companied by high winds was measured at 58 inch at the offi cial KGLO transmitter weather station li ;