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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1959, Mason City, Iowa I North Iowas I Daily Newspaper I Edited for Roma ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North I o wans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL M United Inttraationa Full MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11 1959 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Four Electronic boom on W Coast California has 600 firms 80 in 1949 By JOSEPH R SLEVIN New York Herald Triburu NewsService SAN FRANCISCO A fast growing new industry is helping to keep the California boom going despite cutbacks in air craft production The new arrivalis the elec tronics industry and its expand ing more rapidly than any other industry in California or in the nation Modern onestory air conditioned factories and re search laboratories are spring up around Los Angeles and San Diego and along the penin sula that stretches south ofrom hfre for 50 miles California now has more than 600 electronics facilities that employ just under people Ten years ago there were 80 facilities and less than employes MORE THAN 10 per cent of the manufacturing workers in California have jobs in electronics and the number is continuing to grow What is happening in Califor nia is the same thing that is happening in more modest fash ion in Florida Texas and Mass achusetts for the growth in electronics is taking place away from the traditional radio and television production centers of Chicago Philadelphia and New York Military buying and the rock eting arrival of the space age are responsible A switch in military buying from planes to missiles caused cutback in aircraft employ ment in California and the same switch is sparking the electron ics boom The ELECTRONICScompan ies like to stress that they have hefty civilian orders on their books for military buying is volatile business that can dis appear in a day It is true that civilian demands for their pro ducts are climbing rapidly But without the military o r d e r s there would be no electronics boom The average San Francisco peninsula company this year will sell 60 per cent of its pro duction to military buyers and 40 per cent to commercial users The aircraft industry still is Californias single best indus trial employer but it is far less important than it used to be When the Pentagon slashed its orders for military planes in 1957 aircraft employment crumbled from a peak of 285 000 to a low of in Jan uary 1958 It had climbed back to in September under the spur of airline purchase of jets but still remains below the 1957 peak ELECTRONICS employment in contrast has jumped since January 1958 while an industry that is cryptically clas sified as ordnance has added workers and currently has people on its payroll The ordnance plants Assem ble missiles The factories make the sound recording devices that go up in the nose cone of the missile the computers that keep track of a missile while in flight and the transmitting equipment that sends messages from missiles Unemployed still exceed 3 million Labor chief Mitchell eats hat WASHINGTON of Labor James P Mitchell Wednesday ate his fed ora made of cake because unemployment failed to fall below three million last month as he had predicted But Mitchell sent a slice apiece to the leaders of the steel strike which kept jobless ness high President David J McDonald of the United Steel workers Union and the indus trys top bargainer R Conrad Cooper I was a couple of hundred thousand off in my predic tions due entirely to the steel strike not to any weakness in our Mitchell said Unemployment in October was though employ ment was a record month Mitchell in April predicted that by last month employ ment would rise to 67 million and joblessness would drop be low 3 million When AFLCIO President George Meany accused him of talking through his hat Mitch ell promised to eat his head piece on the front steps of the Labor Department if he were proved wrong Aides to the secretary had a hat made of cake so the boss wouldnt get ndigestion pay ing off The detailed figures given out by the Labor Department after the symbolic hat eating showed that employment rose in October to 000 Unemployment rose 000 to Theproportion of unemploy ment to the work force rose from per cent in Septem ber to 6 per cent in October The ratio was per cent last April when Mitchell made his predictions Seymour Wolfbein deputy assistant secretary of labor estimated the layoffs due to the steel strike rose to the neighborhood of half a million before the strikers went back to work under a TaftHartley law court injunction Officials calculated that un employment in October would have been in the neighborhood of or nearly a half million less than the actual figures if there had been no steel strike Average hourly earnings of factory workers declined slightly to lowering av erage weekly earnings to 06 Mitchell made his forecasts AP Photofax DOWN THE Secretary James Mitchell pub licly eats his hat on the steps of Depart ment Building after losing a wager on the unemployment situation Actu ally the hat is a fedora shaped mocha cake All 5 escapees back in custody The five men who broke out of the Cerro Gordo bounty Jail mainly because of the poor food according oletters they wrote probably will be back on the same liet in a few days All five were in custody Tuesday night in Minnesota or North Dakota and Sheriff Jerry Allen said in Mason City that he ex pects all five to be returned here They are John Lumley 25 Hampton charged with breaking and enter ng in connection with an robbery of the Swaledale Tav ern Thomas Lee Sweiter 18 Hampton charged with forging a check and passing it at a Mason City service station Alvin Seifert 32 Mason City also charged with passing a Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night lows 1520 Most ly cloudy occasional snow and continued cold Thursday high near 30 Iowa Increasing cloudiness lo wprthless check at a Mason City service station Bernard Mason 21 and Rob ert Klingle 21 both of St Paul and both charged with writing worthless checks passed at Ma son City stores IN the five now are charged with jail breaking which would add a year to any jail sentences they may receive for the other charges on which they were awaiting iff Allen said he also is consid ering charges of auto theft against all five The five broke jail just after midnight Sunday by chipping away the rotting mortar be tween the bricks in the outside wall of the jail shower room Seifert was apprehended by FBI agents at a Minneapolis bus station as he was making a transfer from a bus from Far Grand jury report Hits key clubs WATERLOO UP Th Black Hawk County grand jury issued a report Tuesday night branding key clubs as mere shams whose members are customers who pay a cover charge to drink The report fol lowed two days of inquiry into key club operations in the coun ty The probe was requested by County Atty Evan Hultman who said he was concerned about the sharp increase in fatal traf fic accidents in which allegedly drunken drivers were involved The grand jury urged Hult man and other county officials o continue their investigations Hultman said he planned an immediate crackdown on key club operators who violate the law go to one for Houston Tex His mother and other relatives live in Houston cally colder Wednesday night He had been arrested in Hous chance of west lows occasional snow ton several weeks ago at the 1520 northeast 2029 snow southwest northwest Occasional and rain southeast Thursday contin ued cold highs upper 20s north to lower 40s south Further outlook Partly cloudy and colder Friday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures for the fiveday period Thurs day through Monday will av request of authorities here and returned to face forgery charges A short time after Seiferts arrest Mason walked into po lice headquarters in St Paul and gave himself up BOTH SEIFERT and Mason are being questioned about bur glaries in the Twin Cities area The other three fugitives were MISS WORLD Rott schaf ter 332237 of The Netherlands chosen in London as Miss World of 1959 is flanked by second place Maria Rossel Peru and Israels Ziva Shormrafc third ButMiss AP Bridgeport who lost out claimed the show was rigged that Miss Rott schafter had used padding and that one of the judges was her fiance The charges were denied The grand jury report did not cite any club name but said organizers and officers of many of the clubs are pro prietors who determine the club membership The report said many of the nonprofit corpora tion charters obtained for key clubs are mere to encourage and facilitate drink ing of liquor for the profit of the 163 escape school blast at Red Oak Samples taken of cranberries in stores over nation Sales nosedive Local Story on Page 30 FROM ODR WIRE SERVICES State and city officials around the country Wednesday began sampling fresh and canned cran berries on sale in local areas to see if they were contaminated with a weed killer that caused cancer in rats has salers and retailers until tests are completed Other health officials moved more cautiously but urged housewives against buying cran berries until present supplies are checked expected to take five days IN IOWA the state Health De could cause cancer only after long However many grocery chains had already removed in a speech last April to a giant AFLCIO rally h e r e Over union members many unemployed demanded more government jobless aid and jobmaking moves The latest prior job and jobless to tals for were an nounced a month ago They showed employed and unemployed The steel strikers arid others idled in labor walkouts are not counted asunemployed but those furloughed as a result of strikes are included Awa rd made to Dooley A legend in his own time young man from St Louis who has become a leg end in his own time here Tuesday night Dr Thomas A Dooley 32 the jungle doctor of re ceived the Criss Award bestowed by Mutual of Omaha for his outstanding contrifau ions in the field of health Two thousand people attended the award banquet in the City Auditorium Arena They ate tenderloin listened to the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and watched a HollywoodNew York variety show IN A PLUSH carpeted set ting of gold white and aqua some simple words rang out We are just the hands you are the Dr Dooley said of himself and his associates in Laos Said master of ceremonies Bob Considine With one hand he gives medicine with the other Lt Gen James Doolittle told Dr Dooley The world of the future has to be your kind of The gen eral has known him since Dr Dooiey was a boy V J Skutt Mutual president and board chairman said You have honored us by DR CHARLES MAYO chair man of the board of judges who chose Dr Dooley for the honor hailed the physicians devotion to the cause of world medicine as a truly remarkable mani cranberries from their shelves Experts in Wisconsin assured food wholesales that berries grown in their state were free from cancerproducing insecti cides But despite the report to earth missiles and from earth to mal with some warming topicked up by police in Detroit erage considerably below norcaptured Monday Sweiter wasj RER OAK Tile Ig3 new Jefferson School escaped injury Tuesday when the gas furnace in the Basement ex ploded Children on the play j DHL LUC Departments partment advised housewives two food chains in Milwaukee rh Cranberry Clops Of Whole nnrrhaincr rmnhprrirx purcnasmg cranoernes festation of a free man helping other free men on a personto person From President Eisenhower came a wire declaring that Dr Dooley has served in the high est tradition of American hu r t i j fresh anci canned cranmanitananism wards the end of the period Afternoon highs will average around 30 in the north to 40 in the south Lows will aver age from the low teens in the north to around 20 in the south There will be some snow flurries during period Minnesota Flurries continued cold Highs Thursday 1828 GlobeGazette Weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum 48 Minimum 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 35 Lakes when he drove allegedly stolen car the wrong way on a oneway street Lumley and Klingle were captured in Valley City driving a car reported stolen by Phillip Skipton 112 6th They also were held by authori ties for questioning about bur glaries They reportedly had more than in cash a quan tity of groceries and other mer chandise in their possession FOREST FIRES FT LEONARD WOOD Mo More than 500 acres were destroyed by a chain five forest fires here Tuesday ground were barely missed by Flying glass when the windows in the furnace room were blown out On the inside Editorial Page 4 Society North Iowa News 12 Sports 1920 Latest Clear Lake News 27 Mason City News 3031 Comics 33 Air crashes blamed on blocked runway GREAT FALLS Mont W The only available runway at Malmstrom Air Force Base here was blocked by a crash landing T33 jet trainer when a flight of Air Force fighters was scattered by blizzard Tues day Unable to find refuge in the blinding snow three of the itwinjet F89 Scorpions plunged to earth killing four airmen Other planes in the flight used j their last reserves of fuel to find safe landings at fields and airstrips as far distant as 250 miles mtil supplies can be from their shelves But Health Commissioner Edj mund Zimmerer said he doubts SALES OF cranberries where there is any great danger from they were stiil on the shelves eating even the contaminated berries because the weed spray SAME were nearly at a standstill Cranberry producers howled for the scalp of Arthur S Flem ming secretary of health edu cation and welfare who set off the gigantic cranberry scare at a news conference Monday Flemmings announc e m e n t said there was no reason to sus pect berries from any place but Washington and Oregon jwhich produce about 10 per cent of the crop Massachusetts grow And from Dr Albert Schweit zer another jungle came congratulations The occasion Considine ob served had a golden mean He referred to Mutuals fiftieth anniversary Considine also introduced a grim reminder that Dr Dooley has entered the those who bear fellowship of the mark of DR DOOLEY a cancer vic tim who says he has a 5050 chance of living a year said ha had thought earlier he might ers stand to lose most from the i need the award money for surg scare since they produce However he said the half the crop surgery has been performed Mason City pauses to pay tribute to its men and women who have served in the wars to defend our shores Photos by MUIMT ;