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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Newspaper T h o t M a k es 4 li N o r t h I o wa n s Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL n AMOcUUd PMM ud UatUd nil LMM WinM MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 Copy TMt Consist v TWO OM tt Vehicle Found in Assembly Line Now Has Robot Mechanical Man Takes Drudgery Out of Labor By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON A new automatic machine that can dc much of the routine work now done hands has been reported The announcement was pur posely made during Labor Day week because its backers at U S Industries think its go ing to take much of the drudg ery out of labor If properly taught he ma chine which has been namec TransfeRobot can pick up a pack of cigarettes take one out light it and hand it to you NATURALLY NOT many of are going to fork over 000 for a cigarette lighter But the machine can be used for less dramatic assembly lines j where unskilled work is It the three parts of a ball point pen put them to gether and then place the fin ished product in a box Automation often means that an entire factory must be re placed But TransfeRobot needs no such expensive It can be shoved right in to work with present One observer who has been out to watch a demonstration thisVdescription WithMitsirm arid Kandwork third supply line it picks up a IVfeinch long base of a fuse THEN THE ARM swings around to a riveting machine One finger of the hand puts one of the brass clips on a mount The second finger then puts the black fuse on top and waits for it to be stapled It then with draws it Another finger puts the sec ond brass clip oh a riveting ma chine Then it takes the black fuse base swings it around to the other end puts it on top of the brass clip and again waits for the second brass clip to be stapled to the black fuse base After the second clip is at tached TransfeRobot takes the finished product and puts it in the outgoing Anyone who finds this com plicated even for a machine with an electronic brain will agree with our observers con clusion After watching this for a SEN JOHNSON Proceeds WASHINGTON LB Compro mise and controversy prevailed Wednesday as a harassed and jickering Congress snailed Its toward a seemingly ever etreating adjournment Inter party compromises romising success on such is ues as housing were countered y controversjr threatening de ays on such matters as civil ights and enforcement of the rules Senate Democratic Leader yndon B Johnson of Texas has been consistently bear sh on plans of other leaders to Saturday fixed the early Prod by Ike on Strike Asks Active Bargaining WASHINGTON WlPresident Eisenhower told the steel com panies and Steelworkers Union leaders Tuesday that bargaining is not enough He insisted that both sides get together in uninter rupted good faith bargaining to end the 56day old strike longest in his tory The President addressed a letter to the of the 12 steel companies involved in the strike and to David McDon ald president of the United Steelworkers Union declaring it was disappointing to him and disheartening to the people that art of next ikely date week as a more u s Y round a series of rules road locks lorse set up by Sen the Wayne Senate moved toward action on a com romise housing bill Democrats ere assured President Eisen ower would sign it despite ve oes of two previous measures n this field Congress Tuesday whipped through a public works appropriation bill in a form the President still doesnt like Republicans said it may be vetoed as was its predeces sor so little apparent progress to ward settlement has been made He said the strike now is in its ninth week THIS DISPUTE is not a test of he added The peo ple of the United States do not look to the economic strength of either side to govern the set tlement They will be satisfied only by a just settlement volun tarily arrived at that will serve the interests of all our citizens Halfhearted bargaining is not enough Intensive uninter rupted good faith bargaining witn a will to make a responsi ble is The President said that com promising differences is a proc ess with which he is familiar I have seen far more diffi cult problems than the steel dis pute resolved in far less time by people who spoke different languages and had diverse he declared EVERYTHING IN my ex TWO FIREMEN STAND THEIR GROUND AGAINST ADVANCING FLAMES AP Photbfax TWO THREATENED TOWNS EVACUATED Fan DEADWOOP W A forest fire first then skipped across this his toric gold rush town Tuesday taking a few homes and busi nesses ripar ing un checked into uhpopulated tim ber area to f he Asst State Forester Tom Borden said he had he said it began to get JOHN T SNYDER chair man of the board and president of U S Industries gets lyrical when he considers the robot fu ture I believe that TransfeRobot is a big step forward toward the day when all routine manu facturing processes will be fully he said The skill and intelligence of human beings can be turned to ward more interesting and more rewarding tasks This marks a significant social step in the process of liberating the work ing this country from mechanized Whether all the working force of this country yearns to be lib erated Snyder didnt say May be some like drudgery Certainly TransfeRobot does nt mind it going stolidly on its way never complaining never asking for a coffee break Steel Strike to Bring Forced Layoffs at Oliver CHARLES CITY The 56 dayold steel strike has forced the Oliver Corp to curtail pro duction plant officials an nounced here Tuesday Officials said most of the 800 plant employes will be laid off Friday morning Some em ployes will remain on the job in departments that have suf ficient materials to continue production The House passed it 30293 The suit 7315 Both were well over the two thirds margin needed to over ride a veto THE SENATE disposed of one of the remaining major pieces of legislation Tuesday night in passing 861 the bill permitting liigher interest rates on series E and H savings bonds Before it did so however the body tacked on an administra tion opposed amendment of Sen Clinton P Anderson DNM limiting the increaseon these bonds to 4Vi per cent one per cent above the present per cent return The Treasury has announced plans to boost the rate to 1 per cent to make the bonds more attractive to savers but the administration had asked for no new limit The House which agreed now must act on the Senate change ACCIDENT VICTIM WEBSTER CITY WVAI Ful Webster City was press ing scrap metal at a local plant Tuesday when he was killed by the cover of a metal press that SAME fell on his head and broke his neck perience leads me to believe that where there is a will to agree on both sides there is a way to agree The Steelworkers and the steel companies must ind that way Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell who repeatedly has criticized both sides in the steel dispute for leisurely bargain ing sessions conferred with Eis enhower for a half hour Tues day morning Mitchell has been advocating roundtheclock bargaining with continuous day and night ses sions For weeks the parties have been meeting only a few hours each day often recessing for several days at a time For example the disputants met only 45 minutes in New York Tuesday then recessed until Thursday It was ex plained the recess was intended to give both sides time to lay the groundwork for expanded subcommittee negotiations Mason City Decreasing cloudi ness and cooler Wednesday night lows 48 to 52 Fair and little temperature change Thursday highs 65 to 70 Iowa Northwesterly winds or shifting winds 20 miles per hour Wednesday evening Decreasing cloudiness and much cooler Wednesday night cooler central and east por tions lows 48 to 53 northwest 53 to 58 southeast Generally fair Thursday cooler central and east highs 65 to 75 Out look for and pleasant Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal northwest and 7 to 9 degrees above normal southeast Thursday through next Monday Normal highs are mid 70s north to upper 70s south Normal lows are 53 north to 57 south Cool at beginning of period warming again Friday and Saturday then cooler late Sunday and Monday Rainfall will average 50 to 60 of an inch occurring confirmed reports of serious injuries or1 deaths same shifting winds that turned the fire into town helped minimize damage by lofting t h e blazes into tree scat ter pattern of fires The flank of the fire was halted threefourths of a mile from nearby Lead home of the famous Homestake gold mine DEADWOODS resi dents were evacuated but some were trickling back Wednesday Some of Leads people also were evacuated I wouldnt have given a plugged nickel for the whole town of said Ken Jumper The hillsides looked like th e y had been raked by with Christmas tree lighting as you could he said An estimated fighters were digging a wide eral miies ahead ofthe fire sacrificing the timber in be tween to try it there THE FJRE burned a dozen homes and two poletreating plants Fire crews aided by winds that dropped from 59 to about 15 during the night battled to contain the blazes against the winds to freshen to 25to 30 dur ing the day Borden said if the firebreak doesnt hold the blaze will be easier to com bat when it moves out into the foothills A second fire burned wild in timber southeast of the ham let of apparently did not threaten The two blazes con estimated acres Deadwood where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried is a popular Western tourist attraction Many of the old frame buildings date from gold rush days TANK BLOWS UP MAQUOKETA as halt storage tankblew up here Tuesday night and firemen bat tled for three hours to keep the lames away from a nearby gas oline tank Cooler Weather Moving Across Most of Iowa Cooler weather was moving across Iowa Wednesday ceded by thunderstorms pre The switch in temperatures was due in the northwest during the day and over the state Wednesday night Afternoon highs were in the 70s inthe northwest to the low er 80s in the soulheastt as the cool front moves southeast ward The change will bring Thurs day morning lows in the and lower 60s This outlook compares Tuesdays highs of from 89 de grees at Dubuque Mason City and Ottumwa to 93 at Waterloo and Sioux City and Wednesday as intermittent showers lows of from 64 at Du IOWA ncui DEPARTMENT ESI Gasoline Tax Hike to Go Into Effect Oct 1 WASHINGTON House gave final congression al approval Wednesday to a 1cent boost in gasoline starting Oct 1 The bill now goes to the White House President Eisen hower was certain to sign it into law The measure temporarily raises to 4 cents the present 3 cents a gallon federal tax on gasoline and fuels The higher levy would remain in force 21 months until July 1 1961 and bring in almost billion in additional revenue The legislation wipes out the threat of a drastic nation wide cutback in federal super highway construction The House would up con gressional action by unani mously accepting without de bate amendments added by the Senate last Saturday to the bill which previously had passed the House Jhe Pres ident had asked for a IVscent boost for a fiveyear period but it was evident he would accept me compromise thunderstorms throughout the period Minnesota Partly cloudy con siderably cooler Highs Thurs day 6270 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 m Wednesday Maximum 89 Minimum 68 At 8 a m 72 Teacher Victim of TwoCar Crash CEDAR RAPIDS Roy Toom 30 a Cedar Rapids elementary school teacher died Wednesday in a hospital here a few hours after his car collided with one driven by Duane E Schlatler NO DEMONSTRATION DES MOINES UPI The Latvian Society in Iowa will not demonstrate against the coming trip of Soviet Premier Khru schev because he is the guest of President Eisenhower The so ciety has chosen to ignore his visit buque to 72 at Council Bluffs They Grow em Big in Texas DALLAS implica tion bothered him more than the pain Marvin Panned said when he was shot Tuesday while hunting near a suburban lake Panned 47 said two men fired at him as he crawled through underbrush hunting rats As they rushed him to clinic Panned said they told him they thought I was a On the Inside General 2 Editorials 4 Society News 89 Sports News 1314 North Iowa News 17 Mason City 1819 Clear Lake News 21 Latest Markets 21 23 Sent Up on Atlas at Cape Survives Its First Launch FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CAPE CANAVERAL A space capsule like the one a Mercury astronaut will ride in orbit was blasted hundreds of miles out across the Atlantic Wednesday arid quickly recov ered intact Space experts said main re search objectives were met de spite a mechanical mishap that shortened the flight The bottleshaped steel cham ber was hoisted aloft from this missile test center at by a huge Atlas rocket the ve hicle chosen for the first manned flights Instead of a man how ever it carried only instru ments f ALL WENT WELL on tho launching itself but when the powerful first stage burned out after 2 minutes and 40 seconds it failed to disengage and fall away as planned The resulting drag cut the flight short of alti tude and distance planned but telemetry signals came back for 12 of the expect ed 20 minutes indicating that much of the planned range had been achieved Then signals were heard from the chamber itself afloat on the water several hundred miles north of Barbados and the chamber was quickly located by plane USS Strong of the Navy flotilla patrolling the route sped to the scene and in Washington the National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported the capsule had been retrieved at It had been sighted first at THE NASA announcement said a quick at data indi cated that all of the system with Troops Launch First Atlas AP Pliotofax READY Big Joe rocket actually a modified Atlas missile sits on its pad at Cape Canaveral with a test model of a space capsule arrow sitting on its nose The capsule is tall 6feet in diameter at its base and weighs a ton The capsule was successfully fired down the South Atlantic range V VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE Calif Combatready Air Force troops fired their first Atlas intercontinental missile Wed nesday with triple the ranga of previous American combat missiles The Atlas soared up ward at CST and veered westward Observers said it appeared to be func tioning as planned A success ful launch would mean the United States has a mile missile capable of de ivering nuclear destruction at oceanspanning distances in the capsule performed as planned for this The fact that the capsule survived the severe reentry heating conditions is considered a major step forward in deter mining the adequacy of the Mercury heat It said booster retrorockets used to insure clean separation of the capsule model and the missile fired as planned The nitrogen control jets around the capsules base pivoted the blunt end of the boiler plate model down into proper position for descent The director of Project Mer cury which is aimed at putting a man into orbit in 1961 rated the reentry survival as prob ably a major step forward He said the primary objective of the trial was to see how the capsule stood up under the heat and shock of coming back from a simulated orbital path Injuries Received in Crash Are Fata DES MOINES Coughlin 19 Des in Mercy Hospital here Wednes day a few hours after she was thrown from her convertible following a twocar crash MiSs Coiighlin the daughter of the J T Coughlins was thrown into a ditch after vehicle collided with one driven by Harriet Hobson Des Moines ;