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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1959, Mason City, Iowa Daily Newspaper Edited fat to HOME EDITION VOL tt AMOclaUd PMM ud Frees toU Thot Mokes kll North rowans NeighborV ibWA SATURDAY OCTQBER 17 MASW 7 Deere Building Here Leased to Eastern Manufacturer if World Mourning Death of Marsha Harpers Ferry Raid Recalled Incident Helped to Bring on the Civil War By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGaiette Editorial Research Bureau John Old Osawatomie Brown gave the order to proceed against the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry on the night of Oct 16 years ago By the following morning he held the arsenal and armory as well as the bridgesleading to the Ferry on the morning of the 18th he was captured by a small detachment of Marines under the orders of Lt Col Robert E Lee I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood I had as I now think vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be Last written message of John Brown Dec 2 1859 THE GAUNT MAN with his bent figure and his gray hair undoubtedly a monomaniac history and agree on the fire in his glittering grayblue No coherence marked his most fam ous Ferry was a quiet Virginia town of mechan icsmany of them from thfe North few slaves were held in the village or the surrounding country But John Brown after embraced his mar tyrdom hii worth now infinitely more to die than to hetold those who whis pered of his rescue Fresh from bleeding Kansas and slave raids into Missouri where he had made the nick name of Old Osawatomie a terror to proslavery settlers John Brown made his appear ance at Harpers Ferry in July 1859 Money and material came from Northern Abolitionists By midsummer he had gathered to gether his little army of 17 white and five colored men They waited until the night of Oct 16 to move By dawn they had seized the government ar senal and Halls Rifle works Brown took a few prisoners in cluding Col Lewis W Washing ton great grandnephew of the first President but not one slave willingly joined his liber ating army N E W S OF THE invasion spread rapidly By or shortly thereafter Brown and the survivors of the raiding party were driven into the fire en gine house of the armory Early the following morning a force of Marines hastily dis patched from Washington and led by Lt Robert E Lee and Lt Stuart battered down the doors and captured the insurgents The raid cost 17 lives 10 those of raiders Brown and six of his men were later hanged at Charles Town the county seat I didnt say he was wrong I said they had the right to hang the man but theyll hang slav ery with Thus speaks a fictional char acter in Stephen Vincent Benets brooding epic poem John Browns Body St John the Louisa May Alcott called him The martyr declared the firebrand Wendell Phillips had carried underneath his shawl letters of marque from God Al TO THE SOUTH was of course anathema a common assassin And this oneman war on slavery served to evoke such public discussion and po litical turmoil as to bring a sharp national cleavage Insig nificant as it was in terms of men and time the raid on Har pers Ferry must be considered a chief contributing cause of the War Between the States GETS POST DBS MOINES Former State Sen Jim Henry Carson now a member of the Board of Control Friday was appointed chairman of the statewide Com mittee on Aging by Gov Herschel Loveless AP Photofax SOBBING ly Aadland 17 referred to as the late Errol Flyrins protege sobs as she is led down a hall way at the airport in Seattle Wash She had just been re fused service at a bar be cause she was underage With her is Ronald Shedlo Flynns secretary With Flynn when he Miss Aadland fought a losing battle with his estranged wife over where the body would be buried ALL OUT WAR Bite Dust GRUNDY CENTER UPI The reduced and starling population in this small northcentral Iowa community suffered from shellshock Satur day For the residents it was a time for reloading More than 100 hunters armed with light guns laid down a deadly bar rage throughout the town in eluding the downtown area for two hours Friday night The blackbirdstarling casualty toll was estimated to exceed after the firing was done WHILE TOWNSPEOPLE pre pared for another assault be tween 5 and 7 Satur day the birds flitted nervously from tree to building to tree raucously protesting any noise that sounded like a gunshot Mayor Lee King proclaimed a twoday allout war on blackbirds and starlings The firing was an effort to rid the town of populous flocks of the birds which King called the citys biggest King termed the Friday night shoot and noted that the birds were virtually all driven out of areas where the greater number of hunters operated SOME HUNTERS Friday night reported their kill ran as high as 50 birds One woman who admitted she was not a marksman told of pointing a 410gauge shotgun treeward in her back yard and firing twice Both times two birds bit the tlust When I can get two birds with a single shot and twice in a row you know they have to be she commented New Virginia Man Victim of Accident NEW VIRGINIA ald Ward Hatcher Vir ginia was killed Saturday when his car slammed into the back of a pickup truck on Interstate 35 near here Warren County Sheriff C J Richards said Hatcher suffered fatal head in juries when the bed of the truclr was torn loose and thrown into the windshield of the car FATAL CRASH PJFIINCETON Ind One woman was killed and 18 other passengers were injured Saturday when a Greyhound bus overturned on 41 three miles south of here Operations to Start in Expansion Possible Opening in Mason City of a distributing branch of the Oak ville Division of Scovill Manu facturing Co was announced Saturday by Wooster B Curtiss Waterbury manager of the firm R H Isensee president of the Mason City Development reported leasing of the former John Deere Building 1025 S Federal to Oakville That build ing was purchased recently by the association as a potential home for new industry in the city Operations are scheduled to begin about Jan 1 with 20 to 25 employes being hired here most of them women Curtiss said If the Mason City operation proves successful there is a possibility that it Will be ex panded to include light manu facturing OAKVILLE MAKES practical ly every type of pins common pins blanket pins laundry pins drapery hooks and paper clips Oakvilles DeLong Hook and Eye Branch makes hooks and eyes bobby pins hairpins hook and eye tape snap fasteners wire formings and small stampings In all the firm manufactures some small metal items including many for the automo tive The will receive many of the general merchandise items in They will then be boxed or mounted on cards for de partment and stationery stores The orders for shipment to the stores will be received in Mason City and shipment will be di rectly from thelocal warehouse to the Present plans are to service 12 states from Mason City THE OAKVILLE manufactur ing plant extends into both and Waterbury Conn It covers approximately three acres with square feet of floor space In addition the DeLong Hook and Eye Co branch occupies square feet of floor space in Philadel phia Final details of Oakvilles oc cupation of the Mason City building were arranged this week in Waterbury by three representatives of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce Meeting with Curtiss were Rich ardCasey chamber president Ray N Rorick chairman of the industrial promotion commit tee and Ralph Shelton manager of the chambers industrial de partment Finding a tenant of the cal iber of the Scovill company so quickly i s tremendously en said Rorick in com menting on the final arrange ments committee headed the move to acquire the John Deere Building WE ARE he added that their experience here will prompt them to expand their operations here in the very near future We know they will be an asset to the Besides the Oakville Division Scovill includes the Mill Pro ducts Division in Waterbury and New Milford A Schraders Sons in New York Canada England Brazil and Australia the General Manu facturing Division in Water bury the Screw Products and Forging Division in Waterbury and Los Angaies the Closure Division in Waterbury and Clarkesville the Plumbers Brass and Foundry Division in W a terbury and Waterville the Cosmetic Container Division in Waterbury Hamil ton Beach Racine Air tronics Bethesda and Lyndon Aircraft Newark N J Mason City Generally fair through Sunday Low Saturday night upper 20s T u r n i n g warmer high upper Iowa Generally fair through C older southeast warmer northwest Saturday night lows v 2532 Warmer lower 50s north east to Further outlook Partly cloudy and mild Monday i Minnesota Mostly fair warmer Highs Sunday 4555 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 52 Minimum 25 At S SL 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 33 On the iriside Editorials Page 4 Comics 5 SocietyNews 6 News Maroon and Sports News Mason City News 1213 Clear Lake 14 Building 1415 Latest Markets North Iowa 18 SAME GEN GEORGE MARSHALL Warm Trend for Iowa in Forecast Temperatures in h o r t h e rn owa dropped as low as an of icial 19 degrees at Sibley Sat urday and readings n the 20s were numerous else where But better days are in the offing The lowsranged up to 42 de grees at Burlington which had not yet felt the effect of the cold front dropping ehiperatures Friday afternoon included Spencer 22 Mason City 25 Sioux City 27 and Waterloo 28 Fridays highs dropped to as much as 27 degrees lower than the mild readings of Thursday Fridays top readings ranged from 48 at Spencer to 70 at Burlington Saturdays highs were due to be from around 50 in the north west to 60 in the southeast outlook for Sunday morn ing was for lows oif 28 to 36 degrees followed by ing and Monday HIN6 FIRED SIOUXCITY manag er of the strikebound Swift Co paeking plant announces he has fired nine union strikers in cohnec tion with a disturbance outside the 5 WEDLOCK RUNS INTO A Real Deadlock LONDON OP A strike by more than factory workers which began with wedlock ran into deadlock Saturday And in typically British fashion everybody conceYned took the weekend Welder Tom Stevenson 30 just back from his honeymoon went to work on the day shift at British Light Steel Pressings Hed asked for a swap from his regular night shift so that he could spend his nights with his bride Eileen 21 But day shift workers complained that Tom would be an extra man on one of the welding teams Since each team mem ber shares equally in the bonus earn each mans share would be less Local union officials called a strike of all day shift men The night shift men who had bought Tom a wedding present refusedto strike But the strikers won over the key maintenance men the night shift from working Meantime welder Tom is spending both his days and his nights with his new bride But Im thinking of sending her back as a nurse if this strike goes he said Firms Studying i NEWYQRKW SteeL industry leaders met Saturday weigh a steel stake They Waldorf Astoria Hotel suite to conside a scaleddown union proposal reported to call forabout 21 cent an hour in wagebenefit gains over a twoyear period Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell said in Washington he was optimistic that asettlement could be reached to a void a NEW TENANT The former home of It will go into operation about Jan 1 as the John Deere Plow 1025 S Fed a warehouse and distributing center has been leased by the Oakville for 12 states Division of Scovill Manufacturing Go SIGNED B Curtiss cen signing are Richard D Casey manager of the Oakville Division president of the Mason City Chamber of Scovill Manufacturing makes of Commerce and Ralph Shelton man final arrangements for opening a HIP phamhers industrial deoart branch City in his office in Waterbury for the H i li WWJ i ager of the chambers industrial depart ment Union likely will be sought by the government next week bar ring a weekend peace pact The parties are closer to gether than they nave been since the negotiations Mitchell said The steel labor dispute has been going on for six months THERE WERE indications that the government although still wanting to avoid a labor pact that would force an infla tionary boost in steel prices now considers that ending the strike is an equal if not over riding consideration The industrys negotiators are due to rush back to Washington to give Union President David M McDonald their answer on his latest offer The reply could take the form of a counter proposal IT WAS NOTED that the un ions new offer paring down prior money demands about a third would do nothing toward meeting the management de mand for more freedom in changing work practices to gain economies The industry prob ably will want some concession here even a token one The union proposal of around 10 cents an hour in each of two years was designed to have an antiinflationary appeal by con centrating the money exclusive ly in insurance pension and other benefits for the first year The second years installment would be in a wage hike Prevoiusly McDonald had been holding out for 15 cents per hour for each year of a new contract 28 Dead on Okinawa During Typhoon NAHA Okinawa Charlotte left at least 28 per sons dead after raking this small west Pacific island Fri day with 90 to 150 mileanhour winds police said They said the major loh of life resulted from a landslide on northern Okina wa which killed at least 20 There were no deaths reported among American military or civilian personnel HAS BREAKDOWN HOLLYWOOD Wl Cathy Crosby 20 daughter of band leader Bob and niece of crooner Bing is in a hospital suffering from a mental breakdown her mother disclosed Friday V War II Military Drew Up Plan to Aid Needy WASHINGTON UP World eaders paid tribute Saturday to Gen George C Marshall who uided Americas armed might i World War II and created the ostwar Marshall Plan to safe guard free nations against com munism He was 78 Marshalls death Friday Valter Reed Army Hospital rought expressions of sorrow and loss from all over the coun ry and many capitals of THE SOLDIER and states man who headed the nations military through out World War II had been seriously ill since suffering a stroke at his winter home at last Jan 15 He was flownto Washington March 13 In recent months however s had shown some signs of re covery and his death came as a urprise In three great wars and in wo Cabinet posts Marshall had erved his country with distinc jon He was a key craftsman of strategy and policy in Vorld War II in the baffling old war with the Soviet Union nd in the conflict in Korea gainst Asiatic Reds THE GREATEST military orcc in American history ome nine million at Marshalls command in World Vat II On him fell the respon ibility for mobilizing equipping and driving it on to eventual In a time of tremulous peace was the architect of the Marshall Plan to bolster with American billions the economies f free world nations and their vill to resist communism For hat Marshall was honored vith the Nobel Peace Prize ia 953 The retired general of the rmies left a sick bed fo fly to Oslo to receive it For Marshall there were ame and world acclaim in his ifetime He knew and worked vith great men of many na ions Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain and he late Premier Joseph Stalin f the Soviet Union both con idercd Marshall so talented hat they favored his appoint ment as supreme commander f Allied forces in the west for tie invasion of Europe He served as a special envoy o China secretary of state and s secretary of defense PRESIDENT ailed Marshalls death a ause for profound grief hroughout the United He ordered the flag to be flown at half staff from all public uildings and military installs ions until after Marshalls fu neral Tuesday afternoon Typically Marshall bad de reed that his funeral be a sim ile one It will be held at Ft riyer Chapel on the edge of the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Interment in the ceme ery resting place of soldiers 6th illustrious and humble will ie It was Marshall who recog ized the ability of a very jun or brigadier general named Dwight Eisenhower to a key xst and later sent him on up he ladder to become Allied commander for the Euro ean invasion ;