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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Daily Newspaper VOtivQ TOT Int MASON ITY GLOBE HOME EDITION VCL H The newspaper that makes all North logons AuocUted PKM United Prew UiteruiUoBil Full Haw Wlm MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1WO neighbors Copy oC Two OM Campaign kickoff on Labor Day Workingman is honored By RICHARD SPONG GlobtGaztttt Editorial Research Burtau WASHINGTON Sen John F Kennedy with the official in dorsement of the American Fed eration of LaborCongress of In dustrial Organizations in his pocket kicks off his presiden tial campaign as have Demo cratic standardbearers Adlai E Stevenson and Harry S Truman before him at the traditional Labor Day rally in Detroits Cadillac Square Monday But the political significance of the event could easily be ex aggerated Despite the usual preference of labors top lead ers particularly those of the CIO for Democratic candi dates labors 18 million union members no more make up a cohesive political action force than is Labor Day a holiday lim ited to the special celebrations of organized labor LABOR DAY is traditionally observed by rallies such as that in Detroit by special church services and masses and by un ion picnics from Texas to beyond the Canadian border But the chances are that Mr Union Member and his family will spend the day much asdo their neighbors at the ball game or the races picnicking fishing swimming or on the highways By the same token AFLCIO President George Meany who makes no bones of his personal advocacy of the Kennedy candi dacy denies that there is any such thing as the labor vote In midAugust he asserted that it is bunk for any unionist to pretend that he controls even one vote besides his own And most certainly many union members and more of their wives voted for Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956 even though Stev enson was labors darling All the same Republicans this year take quite seriously organ ized labors plans to spend 000 of union funds to get the million AFLCIO members and their families registered LABOR DAY was first cele brated 78 years ago by a parade and labor holiday in New York City instituted by the Central Labor Union The situation of union labor in 1882 was still weak and tentative Even the most optimistic labor leader of those days could hardly have an ticipated that in less than four score years unions would have acquired the power they wield today The chief economic goal of those earlg unions was the eight hour day Total union member ship was probably around half a million as against the 18 mil lion of today There was of course no CIO and the birth of the AFL was still four years in the future By 1882 the Knights of Labor the first truly national labor or ganization was failing to satisfy those labor leaders who repre sented skilled workers and want ed to concentrate on wages hours and working conditions Membership was individual not by unions and many members were intellectuals rather than manual workers SAMUEL GOMPERS organi zation of craft unions the AFL founded in December 1886 at Columbus Ohio soon eclipsed the Knights Gompers as part of his general credo insisted that labor should keep clear of strict affiliation with any political party And it irto Gompers and his associates that America owes its essentially middleclass con cept of organized labor and of course its celebration of La bor Day as a holiday for all the people with extremely few po litical overtones Oregon a nonindustrial state made Labor Day a legal holiday in 1887 It is now celebrated in every state of the Union and in Canada and its character is far removed from the May 1 Labor Day of SoteialistToriented unions abroad IIEilKI LONDON juvenilei court Friday heard how two 16 yearold boys escaped with worth of toys from a shop after they unloaded a bag of white mice and scared away all thi girl clerks FOOTBALL FOLLOWS SICK CALL Vaughn Charles Erler II gets a blood transfusion as his sis ter Vickie Lou 13 watches Vickie Lou and Charles are victims of Mediterranean anemia This was Charles 250th blood transfusion and shortly after wards he scampered off to quarterback his grade AP Photofax school football team Vickie also got a her approximate 300th Both children have been get ting transfusions every two or three weeks since they were babies Mediterranean anemia is so named be cause of its prevalence among people of that region Highways 18 65 earmarked Road patrols eyes in the sky to concentrate on North Iowa North Iowa in general and Clear Lake in particular will be patched especially close by an air enforcement um brella over the Labor Day weekend in an effort to hold down the highway death toll Iowa Safety Commissioner Donald Station Friday said the plan which would use all four highway patrol planes working as a unit would mark the first time such a program has been launched in Iowa At various times during the week end the four planes will con centrate around a preselected city and cover all major high ways leading out of the city at the same time Statton said However the safety commis sioner did not divulge which Iowa cities would be chosen for the concentrated air en forcement treatment The planes would work with patrol units stationed on the highways to pick up violators reported by the patrol pilots Statton said Last year Iowa set a tragic alltime record for traffic fa talities during the Labor Day weekend In all 21 persons lost their lives on streets and highways Although the three cities were not named Statton did say the Clear Lake and Okobo ji areas would be under sur veillance by all four patrol planes sometime during the weekend Statton said he has ordered the highway patrol to suspend warning tickets during the weekend and issue only court summonses to every violator apprehended Highway Patrol Chief David Herrick said patrolmen would be moved out of comparatively lowfatality counties for the weekend to be concentrated on heavily traveled highways He said they would be stationed where we expect to have trouble Herrick specifically men tioned US Highways 71 65 79 and 18 in the northern lake area would be under special consideration but said other highways throughout Iowa would also receive special at tention Statton said his department was expecting some of the heaviest traffic in the history of the state to develop during the weekend This is almost always the prelude to several unnecessary funerals he said Well be doing everything we can to prevent accidents and deaths but we cant be successful un less most of our drivers vol untarily obey the laws Stat ton said 270 slain in Congo clash LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo flareup of bloody fighting between Congolese soldiers and partisans in Kasai province has claimed at least 270 lives in the town of Bakwailga the United Nations reported Friday UN officials reported scores of corpses strewn on the streets of Bakwanga capital of the se cessionist socalled Mineral State in Kasai Many were mu tilated by blows from knives and machetes The UN spokesman said Congolese soldiers and their opponents supporters of Kasai leader Albert Kalonji have ac cess to supplies of arms and ammunition Earlier a UN spokesman announced United Nations Mor occan troops fired on a group of attacking armed civilians south of Thysville Thursday and killed one person Fourth of July weather seen for Labor Day Iowas weather over the Labor Day weekend promises to be more like that expected on the fourth of July The Weather Bureau said Fri day that hot and humid weather pattern of the past few days is likely to continue into the mid dle of next week All public schools in Mason City weredismissed at 2 pm Friday because of the heat Supt P 0 Brunsvold an nounced The temperature at 2 pm was 90 degrees Highs Thursday ranged from 90 at Mason City Dubuque and Lamoni to 96 at Davenport and Burlington Overnight lows varied from 68 at Cedar Rapids and Lamoni to 73 at Burlington and Council Bluffs The weather North Iowa Generally fair and continued quite warm and humid through Saturday Lows Friday night near 70 Highs Saturday near 95 Iowa Generally fair through Saturday Lows Friday night near 70 Highs Saturday near 95 Further outlook Gen erally fair and continued quite warm Sunday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 10 degrees above normal with only minor daily changes Saturday through next Wednesday Afternoon highs will average from the mid 80s in the northeast to the lower 90s in the southwest Overnight lows will average from the mid 60s in the north east to near 70 in the south west Little or no rainfall is expected Minnesota Continued hot clear skies Highs Saturday in 90s GIobeGabette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 90 Minimum 69 At 8 am 78 YEAR AGO Maximum 76 Minimum 48 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES BERLIN Western commercial airliners flew West Germans into Berlin in open defiance of Com munist threats in a baby airlift reminiscent of the massive allied military airlift that broke the Soviet blockade 11 years ago The West Germans were barred from ground passage into the city to attend a political conference WASHINGTON The 86th Congress has ad journed after a postconvention session that crackled with politics and produced disappointments forboth the Democrats and President Eisenhower The House quit Thursday night at pm the Senate at pm HELSINKI Finland Premier Khrushchev ar rived here to pay a mysterious birthday call on Fin nish President Urho Kekkonen Observers say the Kremlin leader may use the occasion to make a major policy declaration PHILADELPHIA Pa The Labor Day week end steps in to put off whatever widespread economic hardship the Pennsylvania Railroad strike might cause Wait until after the holiday period said Janies M Symes the railroads board chaiiman when asked to assess the effects of the Pennsylvanias first compjete shutdown in its 114year history 28 injured Artillery shell strays 15 die Widen search for lowan ARNOLDS PARK UPI The Iowa Bureau of Crimina Investigation Friday entered the search for Richard Brecker 31 Spencer a beer route sales man who disappeared Tuesdaj night leaving his truck aban doned Brecker father of three was last seen about 6 pm Tuesdaj after he left the Peacock Inn here where he worked as a relief b a r t e n r He had stopped to ask if he would be needed for work during Labo Day An employe told authorities that after Brecker was told his services would not be required on the holiday he remarked thats good Ill be able to take my wife out for a steak din ner Authorities believed this indicated Brecker had no in tention of disappearing on his own accord His beer truck was found still parked behind the Inn the next morning Underneath it was his wristwatch with the band broken as though it had been wrenched from his arm Authorities feared Brecker may have been injured or the victim of a robbery Sales slips indicated he was carrying pos sibly as much as Cbstro even takes over supermarkets HAVANA Castros government entered the super market business Friday by seizing the million American owned Minimax chain of stores in Havana province A formal intervention order in the Mini max case accused American operators of the supermarkets and several subsidiary firms of adopting a hostile attitude to ward Cuban employes and threatening to close down Nikitas strategy studied WASHINGTON Top of ficials suspected Friday that So viet Premier Nikita Khrushchev las arranged his visit to the United Nations to boast of some spectacular new Soviet scientific putting a man in outer space A Search for Khrushchevs real motive is under way within the Eisenhower admini stration in the wake of Mos cows announcement Thursday hat the Soviet leader will head the USSR delegation to the UN Assembly session begin ning Sept 20 NEARLY ALL informed off cials familiar with Khrush chevs unpredictable nature re fused to believe the stated rea son for the Khrush chev wants to talk about the urgent need for world disarm ament They recalled that only a few days in advance of his goodwil visit last September the Rus sians suddenly announced tha they had shot a rocket to the moon planting the Soviet flag there Khrushchev came equippe with a chrpmeplated model o the nose cone and presented i to President Eisenhower as reminder of Soviet scientific might DIPLOMATIC authorities are looking for a similar surprise package this time By bally hooing it in the heart of the capitalist world Khrushchev could hope to press his current diplomatic offensive which pic tures communism as the way of the future Eisenhowers a d vi s e r s are cautiously surveying all angles of Khrushchevs visit in order o guide him in how to handle he situation At present their view is that Eisenhower should avoid any acetoface meeting with Khru shchev They will recommend that Eisenhower give a reply speech at the UN preferably after Khrushchev has left BUT IF Khrushchev formally asks for a conference their rec ommendation is that Eisen hower agree realizing that it may be nothing but a propa ganda gambit Sen John Kennedy said thai Khrushchev should realize that an election is going on and were quite capable of deciding bur selves who shall be president1 On the Inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Laka News 5 Society News Mason City News89 Latest Markets 9 Sports 1112 North Iowa News 13 CubGazette 14 Comics 17 TV Guide Pullout Section FRANCIS TOWNSEND Dr Townsend Pension promoter is dead LOS ANGELES UP Dr Francis E Townsend pioneer pension promoter for senior citizens is dead at 93 Tireless leader of oldage clubs which once claimed 30 million members he died Thursday night in St Vin cents Hospital Doctors said death was due to pneumonia and complications of old age Only last month the spright ly physician left his organiza tions Washington DC head quarters for another tour of Townsend Clubs still cam paigning for a federal pro gram which he said would provide dignified and adequate security for the elderly THIS WAS the battle he waged unceasingly for nearly three decades And to the end he believed that sooner or later Congress would heed his plea Over the years his plan took various forms but basically its principles remained un changed Most recently he ad vocated a 1 to 2 per cent tax on gross personal incomes TOWNSEND born in a log cabin near Fairbury 111 be gan practicing medicine in 1897 in the Black Hills town of Belle Fourche SD He moved his practice to Long Beach Calif in 1920 and re tired to devote full time to pensioneering before his or ganization had grown to 10000 clubs in 1956 SAME Black FUR Means Traffic Deith In Fast 21 Hours German camp is scene FROM OUE WERE SERVICES GRAFENWOEHR Germany i f t e e n American soldiers vere killed and 28 injured Fri day when an eightinch howitz sr shell exploded among them during a training exercise here he Army announced It the worst training acci dent for ground troops ever reg stered by the 250000 man American force stationed in Germany An Army announcement said he shell landed outside the af illery impact area and ex ploded in a tent camp in this raining area THE DEAD AND injured alt were believed to be members of the 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron 12th Cavalry 3rd Armored Division on field ex ercises at the Grafenwoehr training area in Bavaria An Army public information officer said it was unlikely that any names would be released before Monday The 8inch howitzer is a mam moth weapon that can fire con ventional high explosives or shells with nuclear wearheads The conventional shell weighs 200 pounds of which about 3675 pounds is high explosive The gun weighs 94000 pounds and has a maximum range of 18510 yards just over 10 miles A 3RD Armored Division spokesman said the injured men have been removed to the 20th station hospital in Nuernberg He said the accident occurred a routine artillery fir ing exercise The shell in stead of landing in its calcu lated impact area plunged into a group of men lined up before their tents for roll call An investigation is under way Grafenwoehr situated in north ern Bavaria about 30 miles from ihe Czechoslovak frontier is the biggest training area for the quarter of a million American soldiers in Germany It is the place where Adolf Hitler trained he Panzer Divisions ne used in World War II Livermore man dies in crash HUMBOLDT David Coleman 20 Livermore was killed Thursday when his car struck the back of a pave ment roller near here The op erator of the heavy road flat ener working on a blacktop ping project about 1 milei south of here on US 169 es caped injury Coleman alone in the car EPICONDYLITIS ANYONE NEW YORK UPI If doctor says you have epicondy itis elbow Suggest 1way traffic on Highway 65 in Mason City A recommendation for one way street routing of Highway 65 through Mason City was unan imously approved Friday noon by the streets and highways committee of the Chamber of Commerce The committee rec ommends that the chamber board of directors recommend such action to the city council The committee is for making Federal oneway for southbound traffic from 18th North to 8th South 8th S E oneway east to Pennsylvania Pennsylvania oneway north to 18th N E and 18th N E oneway west to Fed eral The retail division of the chamber is to consider the pro posal at a meeting next Wednes day That groups feelings on the suggestion also will be com municated to the chamber board of directors before the board acts on the recommendation Following of the proposal would require paving of three 17th to 18th N E and from 18th to Federal It might also be necessary to round off the southeast corner of the intersection of 8th and S Federal The committee was ingeneral agreement that no removal of street parking on Federal or Pennsylvania would be needed in connection with the oneway system Dr Jay E Houlahan chair man of a subcommittee which recommended the northsouth oneway system said the sys tem would relieve congestion at two bottlenecks the down town business area and the B and 0 Addition shopping area on N Federal Dr Houlahan said the propos al also agrees with traffic gineering studies made in tha past Studies by George W ton and Associates of Evanston 111 Wallace and Holland Ma son City and the Iowa Statt Highway Commission resulted in recommendation of oneway traffic on Federal and on Penn sylvania or Delaware ;