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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home Mason City Needs You Wants You Welcomes You Contributed by Nina Phofen 510 5th J Mason City MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXU Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 28 1956 This Paper Consists oi Two One NO m Senate Fight Looms Over Road Bill One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Quiiiey Sunday U300 Suuilaj WOI Ames GIOl Thursday WSUI la Cltj 910 Saturdaj Idleness Is the Devils Workshop T am not guessing when I tell A you that a lot of people go along with me in my view that our child labor laws drafted to deal with the socalled sweat shop era of our industrial de velopment stand in need of some enlightened revision A month or so ago I expressed such an opinion in one of my One Mans Opinion commen taries and Ive been pretty well covered over with correspondence in the time since then Practic ally all have been approving let ters Several have even suggested that 1 didnt make it strong From a midwestern state legislator I received one of my most interesting letters This writer told of the attempt in the last session of the legislature in his state to modernize the law having to do with child labor One obstacle of a peculiar nature presented itself Although there is agreement among those with a professional interest in the subject that ex istent laws are out of step with our times some of these people object to doing anything about it Their fear is that by opening up the matter a small leak would develop into a Their attitude is Let good enough alone or more accurately Let bad enough Idleness Breeds Mischief In my previous discussion of our child labor laws I pointed out that their effect is to make difficult if not impossible for a youngster to learn about the dignity of labor I referred to the widespread opinion among judges and others who deal most inti mately with juvenile delinquency is the foremost mischief among RAISES TOLL TO 252 Eight Die in Traffic Accidents in State that idleness breeder of youngsters I harked back to the beginning days of the socalled industrial revolution in England when grasping industrialists cashed in on child labor in what were re ferred to as a favorite subject for Charles Dick ens in his writings But I added that was in an other century Ours is now a mechanized economy The simple monotonous tasks involved in quantity production a century ago cculd be done by childish hands But modern industry has no place whatever for that sort of thing has banished Machinery drudgery One of my correspondents a teenage girl summed up this change in a picturesque way she observed have been replaced by SWEET shops in the life of Americas Two Judges Quoted In that earlier commentary I drew rather heaviiy on two judges a Carolinian I wasnt at liberty to identify by name the other a Seattle resident Judge William G Long of the Superior Court in that Pacific Northwest metropolis In my experience as a he had pointed out in an Amcri can Magazine article I have yet to see a youthful serious of fender whose trouble was nol based to a large extent on idle Then he stated the same fad in the converse I have seen many youngsters whose lives have been salvaged through plain oldfashioned All of this is by way of saying that the one most interesting and valuable reaction to my previous commentary reached me as a personal letter from the Seattle From Our Wire Services Iowa counted eight more traf fic accident victims over the weekend to bring the states 1956 motor vehicle death toll to 252 At this time last year the count was 223 Latest reported victim was Richard Elliott 19 Fredericks burg He died at a New Hampton hospital Sunday night of injuries suffered Saturday night when a car driven by James Ellsworth 18 overturned on a county road north of Fredericksburg Allen Mattke 22 also a passenger and Ellsworth suffered minor injuries Sandra May Palmer 18 Bur lington died at a Burlington hos pital Sunday as a result of a two car collision west of Burlington early Saturday Mrs Ann Schultz 48 Burlington was killed in the crash and three other persons were injured 2Car Collision Mrs Paul Keys 45 Cedar Rap ids died shortly after arrival at a hospital following a twocar collision about Sunday near the Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport Mrs Keys husband and two jassengers in the Keys car Mr and Mrs Howard Park Cedar iapids were injured Mrs Park vas reported in critical condition The driver of the other car Gary Swisher was hurt only slightly Sabine L Campbell 57 Deloit nnd his son Leonard 18 were dlled and two other injured crit ically Saturday night when the car in which they were riding failed to make a Highway 3 curve a mile north of Dakota City Son Injured Injured were Campbells son Charles 27 and David Tecken burg 18 both of Deloit They ivere reported in critical condi tion at a Fort Dodge hospital The four men had been working in Oelwein for the BoothOlson onstruction Co of Sioux City and were enroute home for the week end when the accident occurred Mrs Mildred Williams 29 New ton was killed early Saturday when the car she was driving left a road two miles east of Kellogg and rolled 450 feet before stop ping Leonard Bright 18 Cedar Rap ids one of seven persons injured in an auto crash east of Musca dine early Sunday died Monday in a Muscatine hospital Eight een persons responded to an emergency call for blood for Bright but he died of internal in juries Bright was one of six persons riding in a car which collided with one driven by Robert Miller 25 Muscatine on 61 The six other persons injured were listed in fair or good condition judge I am really he wrote me by all this com motion because constructive work seems to me to be such an ob y sensible substitute for de CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Guardsmen to Help Control Holiday Autos DES MOINES The State Highway Patrol spurred by pre dictions of a possible 10 highway deaths over the Memorial Day noliday girded Monday for its strongest traffic law enforcement effort in history Plans for the holiday call for two Air National Guard helicop ers and seven light planes to join 30 ground force jeep patrols in aiding the State Highway Patrol to keep heavy traffic moving as safely as possible 225 Patrolmen j One helicopter and seven jeeps will be assigned to the Patrols District 8 Mason City The jeeps each to carry two men will come to the Mason City area from the National Guard Military Police company at Eagle Grove No guardsmen from the Mason City area will be used according to Mason City National Guard offi cers Patrol Chief David Herrick said 225 highway patrolmen will be concentrated on the roads from noon Tuesday to midnight Wednes day That will be a force onethird larger than any used before in Iowa in a similar period In the District 8 area 13 High way Patrolmen will be on t roads throughout Memorial d making a total of 20 cars and jeeps in the district Maximum Effort Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Jerry Allen said that the sheriffs office will have all its cars on the road during the day also Within Mason City police in tend to concentrate on patrolling of the through highways to help New Clear Lake School Directors to Be Elected Voters in the new Clear Lake Community School District were choosing their school board Mon day afternoon and evening The polls opened at noon and were to close at 7 All voters both city and rural were to cast their ballots at the one voting place in the high school building The candidates for the one year term are Mary Jane Chris tensen James Kennedy James King and K C Sonksen Candi dates for the twoyear term are Cecil Cox Glenn Frank and Fred Matson Seeking the threeyear term are Charles Flemming and Howard L Knutson the ay AP Wlreplioto Close Guard for Royal Family Hunt 3 Cypriots LONDON wi Three Cypriot gunmen were reported hunted Monday by police who have thrown a close guard around Queen Elizabeth II her husband the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the royal family The News Chronicle said the three are known to have left Cy prus with faked passports pre and they could have reached this country by now the newspaper said Neither Buckingham Palace nor Scotland Yard would comment on the report The gunmen report edly are members of EOKA the Greek Cypriot underground or ganization fighting British rule of Cyprus sumably for England They have The trooping of the color cere not been intercepted anywhere Barbers to Strive for Haircuts DES MOINES UP T C MacDuffee of Chicago general out of town drivers s a f e 1 of the Associated Mas through town jler Barbers and Beauticians said Gov Leo Hoegh said he had Sunday night that barbers will called upon the National Guard strive for a standard price of to assist in holiday traffic conia hailcut trol in congested areas This he We must continue for this jgoal and right today the economy said will free highway patrolmen of the situation dictates that for maximum enforcement effor a haircut is not he fort said TOM OWENS DIES CEDAR RAPIDS W Tom Owens 68 Cedar Rapids a wide ly known radio personality died Sunday after a long illness A native of Marshfield he started in radio with Station WLS Chicago in the mid 20s special izing in western music He joined Station WMT Cedar Rapids in 1937 where he headed a western music group known as Tom Owens Cowboys mony next Thursday at which the Queen will ride a horse for an hour in the midst of a large crowd is worrying police Scotland Yard never discusses security arrangements but it is known that for the color troop ing parade many extra police have been summoned from cut lying districts and that all avail able Central London detectives wiU be mingling with the crowd There also is concern that some of Londons large Cypriot population might be plotting the assassination cf prominent per sons here in reprisal for measures being taken by British forcers to suppress the union movement on the island colony Union to Strike Against Des Moines Register Tribune DES MOINES Jpt The Des Moines Typographical Union Lo cal 118 AFL has voted to initi ate strike action against the Des Moines Register and Tribune Norman A Miller president said Sunday the locals Negotiat ing Committee has been unable after five months of talks to ar rive at a satisfactory contract with the newspaper Miller said notification of the strike vote which carried 1081 would be given to the newspaper management Monday No strike date was set FIRE AT flames outline the Rialto Theater in Adel during a spectacular fire which destroyed the building early Monday morning The owner Oliver Doop estimated the damage at Firemen from Adel and several near by towns battled the blaze for three hours before bringing it under control The build ing had been remodeled recently to accommodate movies Fire Levels Adel Theater ADEL Rialto Theater was destroyed by fire here early Monday Oliver Doop owner of the building tentatively estimated the damage to the building and equipment at about Night Marshal Orville Millard discovered the blaze about Gore House Plan Inequitable WASHINGTON stole a march on Re publicans in political maneuvering over the highway bill as the Senate opened debate on the mammoth roadbuilding program Sen Chavez DNM jumped in at the outset with an amendment to put back in the bill a provision strongly favored by labor to let the federal government fix mini mum wage rates on a major segment of the proposed road system Sen Kuchel RCalif had beea ailing with the identical pro osal but Chavez got the floor rst Republicans had thought the mendment might be somewhat mbarrassing to Democrats since outhern senators who oppose it ontend it would drive up wage ates for farm workers The Chavez amendment would pply to interstate road projects he 1931 DavisBacon Act under hich the secretary of labor can ix wage minimums on federal onstruction projects Miles The interstate system would be network of major ighways The bulk of the fed ral funds under the bill would go o this program with Washington aying 90 per cent of the cost and Instruments Indicate a New Blast Japanese Catch Waves TOKYO scientists announced their instruments indi cated the United States set off another hydrogen blast at Bikini Monday comparable in power to the mighty May 21 Hbomb ex plosion The Atomic Energy Commission in Washington had no immediate Firemen from Adel and several nearby towns battled the blaze three hours before getting it un der control The theater had been remod eled only recently to accommo date wide screen movies The cause of the fire was not immediately determined Lutheran Group Criticizes Long Obituaries in News NEW YORK United Lutheran Church in America the nations largest Lutheran group Sunday night criticized long fu comment The Tokyo Central Meteorologi cal Observatory said its 15 gauges throughout Japan recorded atmo spheric pressure waves from the direction of Bikini for about 4C minutes The observatory said the duration and strength thi waves were the same as thos recorded after the May 21 blast which exploded with an estimate force of more than 10 million ton of TNT A supersensitive seismograph at Matsushiro 130 miles north west of Tokyo recorded eartl shock nearly three hours aheac of the air gauge readings th scientists reported The seismo graph also recorded the May 2 blast before the atmospheric in stru merits Earth shocks travel much fast er than atmospheric pressur waves None of the 15 newsmen wh saw the May 21 bom1 drop a Bikini were there Monday Thei stay in the proving ground wa limited to 30 days Weather cond tions forced repeated postpone ments of the Hbomb drop an thus delayed later tests of th current series beyond the tim limit granted the correspondents The AEC has said the curren tests will run into June neral eulogies obituaries and newspaper Dr Edgar S Brown direc tor of worship of the United Lu theran Movement said he some times wondered if there isnt a spirit of competition to see whose obituary will read the About DROWNING VICTIM VINTON UP James Leste Buchtela 19 Urbana drownec Sunday when he stepped into hole while wading in the Ceda River south of the Urbana bridg and sank out of sight Buchtela an employe of the Eddy Pape Cedar Rapids could no swim Mob Swarms Station to Free French Reservists ST NAZAIRE France mob of about men stormed through police lines Monday and carried home in triumph a did not order their men to join nistdominated General Feder ation of Labor The nonCommunist unions A Wircpnoto WINS FOR G Shelton San Diego aircraft worker gets a smacking kiss from his bride of one day after he won on a horse bet Mon day He picked six straight winners at a track in Aqua Caliente Mexico He won the largest amount since the betting pool was adopted seven weeks ago group of about 200 reservists who were scheduled to leave by train for service in Algeria A force af about mobile guards and special riot police swinging gunbutts and clubs was unable to check the demon march on the railway station in this heavily Commu nist seaport and shipbuilding town Tear gas and practice in the walkout but expressed sympathy with the reservists recalled to active duty Reservists Leave While the fighting was still in progress the reservists left the railroad station to go home The Weather Iowa Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday night wore used n vain of maneuvers organized by the m I Threw Evervtninn Yimrmimcle tr Demonstrators picked them up and carried them on their shoul ders This was he latest of a series and Tuesday Cooler extreme northwest Monday night and in northwest and extreme north Threw Everything The mob threw anything with in reach at the Tuesday otherwise continued bars arui heavy boksScv quite warm and humid Low cral pcrsons wcrc njurcd on Monday night 55 extreme north west to mid 60s southwest GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 88 Minimum Sunday night 64 At 8 Monday 65 Precipitation 01 both sides The protest started of with about HOO persons swarming ovnr the railroad tracks and around the station and swelled rapidly as workers left their jobs in metal working plants and in the construction indus try at the call of the Commu Communists to block move ments of troops being recalled Committees for a peaceful so lution in Algeria are being set up in an effort to force gov ernment to negotiate a settle ment with the Nationalist reb els In an effort to put down the rebellion and to protect the friendly population in Algeria the government has moved in about troops and more are expected to be sent soon V he states the rest A Housepassed road bDI con ains the DavisBacon provision ut the Senate Public Works Com mittee knocked it out After Chavez offered his amend ment Sens Capehart RInd and DNY said they had dentical proposals and asked to serve as cosponsors Kuchel an nounced he would speak for it Senate R p u b 1 i c a n Leadta Knowland Calif told nevvsmea he understood Monday would be devoted mostly to talk with votes on the bill coming Tuesday One fight is expected to center on methods of allocating federal interstate highway funds among the state Sen Gore DTcnn Monday denounced the House approved allocation plan as highly The Senate was striving to com plete action on the multibillion dollar highway construction and taxing bill by Tuesday night in advance of the Memorial Day holiday Tax Provisions There appeared to be little ad vance controversy over tax provi sions of the bill which would in crease the federal gasoline tax from 2 to 3 cents a gallon end boost levies also on tires trucks buses diesel fuel trailers and tread rubber The taxes are designed to raise an estimated 14 Ms billion dollars in addition to the yield of present highway user taxes to finance the expanded road building program Titonka Boy 5 Dies After Run Over by Tractor Lyle Bcntley 5 son of Mr and Mrs Lowell Bentley Titonka died Monday enorute to a Mason City hospital after he had been run over by a tractor ai the farm home of his great uncle Elmer Peterson The boy was alone at the time of the accident started the trac tor himself and was thrown from it He was brought to the Mason City hospital by ambulance from Buffalo Center Dr J E Christopherson Cerro Gordo County coroner pro nounced the death accidental when the child was brought to the hospital shortly before noon The childs chest was crushed and he died from hemorrhages the doc tor said Funeral arrangements are in complete The Swan Funeral Home Titonka is in charge SAME Black meani traffic lit hounj ;