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Phone News and Ads to Sports Dtsk ........ Victor 3457* Society Vlctor3-M7* Ntw» Room Victor 3457* Busints* Offic* Victor 3-3324 Display Adv. Dept. .Victor 34432 Want Ad Dtpt. Victor 3-3324 VOLUME NO. 68, NO. 235 THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS An Independent Newspaper Serving Mason County and Surrounding Area LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 1958 WEATHER FAIR PRICE SEVEN CENTS Tables Immediate Strike Action Against Big 3 DETROIT (AP) - The United "We arc not prepared to go on Auto Workers Union has put aside ; compromising. We already have immediate strike action against: made important concessions and the auto industry's Big Three. ; \ve don't intend to make any A decision to withhold immcdi-; further unless there is give and ate strike authorization by the take at the bargaining table." union's international executive i The UAW leader said a strike board came late Saturday follow-' target would be selected when ing meetings by the UAW's General: strike action is authorized. He Motors, Chrysler and Ford conn-'said there was no intention of cil.«. | .nriking all three companies at the The c'ouncih had submitted re-: same time. quests for formal authorization of; In granting authorization for a a strike, if necessary to support! strike, the union's councils were bargaining demands. speaking for some 400.000 mem- Walter P. ReuUicr. UAW presi- ; bers at Ford, GM and Chrysler dent, said "We decided to defer i plants. granting of strike authorization, A resolution adopted by the 250 hoping that further efforts at the bargaining table will bring a settlement." But Keuthcr told a news conference the decks have been cleared for strike action later this summer. "We are now in a position to call a strike quickly if it is necessary," he said. Refusing to pinpoint timing of a strike later on, Reuther indi- rated action would not be delayed beyond September. He said summoning of the executive board for another meeting could be taken as a signal that strike action would be considered. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for the last week in September. The Executive Board said in a statcmen' "the day of decision is fast approaching when action will have to replace patience if the corporations continue to refuse to bargain." In deferring strike action, Reuther said: Two Die in Plane Crash IRON RIVER (AP)—Tricks of fate played a role in a weekend plane crash which killed an Iron River man and the teenage son of a friend. Gary Jackson. 16. of Slam- baugh. and Tom Rucinski. 40, of Iron River, were killed Saturday night when their storm-tossed light plane crashed in a Wisconsin swamp. A second plane, piloted by Gary's father. Everett Jackson. 39, and with Danny May. 16. of Stambaugh, as a passenger, es- scaped the storm in an emergency landing in a farmer's field. A sudden, violent storm hit the two small planes as the men and boys were returning on a 230-mile flight from Milwaukee where they had watched an air show. Disaster struck near Wisconsin's Nicollet National Forest. Wreckage of the Rucinski plane was found Sunday afternoon near Armstrong Creek, Wis., 30 miles south of Iron River. Bodies of the victims were taken to Crandon, Wis. Leaving Milwaukee, Gary wanted to ride in Rucinski's "faster plane." So he and Danny swapped place,*. In the storm the planes became j separated. | The elder Jackson said the high wind flipped his plane upside down at one time. He followed a highway to make a safe landing 15 miles south of here. Exactly what happened after the plane lost track of each other remains a mystery. One theory was that Rucinski. in his faster plane, got all the way to Iron Pivor through the storm and then, finding no trace of Jackson's plane, turned back into the storm to aid him. Gromyko Readies UN for Drive to Oust Yanks from Lebanon GM delegates called on the UAW to guard against "being goaded into industry-wide action which is the obvious goal of the General Motors Corp." UN Claims Radioactivity from A-Tests Is Harmful to Man's Future Health Reject Demand by Russians to End Tests Jury Begins Police Resume Gambling Probe Checking Out in Indiana Nikita Sends New Letter LONDON (AP)—Nikita Khrushchev today sent a new note to Prime Minister Macmillan on the Middle East and the proposal for high level East-West talks. British officials did not disclose contents of the Soviet Premier's new note. But they reported that Khrushchev had no new proposals to make for the settlement of the Middle East crisis or for summit talks, Khrushchev's new message, delivered at the British embassy in Moscow today, replied to a note from Macmillan last week rapping the Soviet Premier for backing down from a summit session of the U.N. Security Council. Khrushchev previously had agreed to take part in such a meeting. But after his return from Peiping, where he conferred with Red Chinese leaders 10 days ago, he ruled out Soviet participation in this type of meeting. The British spokesman said the letter is being studied. Use The News Classified Ads. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury investigation of a broken Terre Haute, Ind., gambling syndicate begins today. Before the probe is over, more than 160 big-time bookies and bettors from all over the nation will be asked what they know about a betting ring said to have grossed 3Vi million dollars in wagers before federal agents cracked it in a raid last Nov. 29. v Targets in the investigation arc six men arrested in the raid- former Marion County (Indianapolis) Sheriff Charles L. (Buck) Sumner and Joseph Jacobson of Indianapolis: Leo Shaffer and Julius Horwick of Chicago; and Philip Share and Tnvin Gordon of Las Vegas. The six have not yet been brought to trial on misdemanor charges of failure to buy $50 federal gambling stamps, but U.S. Atty. Don A. Tabbert wants them indicted on charges of evading excise taxes, an offense which could carry a prison term upon conviction. Tabbert said he also will seek indictments against two other men believed connected with the and E. M. Wyatt, part owner of a Terre Haute tavern. Witnesses subpoenaed in the case include retired comedian Zeppo Marx, Texas oil millionaire H. L. Hunt, bridge playing expert Tobias Stone and Dr. H. B. Kean, New York physician. Kierdorf Clues FLINT (AP) — Police checked out a new maze of tips and clues today in the search for a solution to Frank Kierdorf's week - old human torch death. Also defying solution was the disappearance of Kierdorf's uncle and former felfow Teamsters business agent, Herman Kierdorf. Over the weekend, Atty. Gen. Paul L. Adams, heading the investigation, put out "hold" orders against two men although not disclosing his exact intent. One was Jack Thompson, a Teamsters business agent, and Myron D. Weiss, a Detroit meat dealer said to have been the last person to have seen Herman Kierdorf. Adams was to visit the. Slate Police crime laboratory at Lansing today to check out clues. Both Thompson and Weiss were in custody. Adams ordered Thompson held for investigation of arson in connection with a Flint, dry cleaning shop fire the night Frank Kierdorf was burned, Kierdorf, 56, died Thursday of burns over 85 per cent of his body. At first he said two men set him afire. But a later theory was that he got the burns at the cleaning shop fire. Herman Kierdorf, 68, disap- AT THE LUDINGTON BEACH Water temperature at noon was 70 degrees. Air temperature was 76 degrees. Swimming—Good. Late News Bulletins Postpone Balloon Flight MINNEAPOLIS tfo— Unfavorable weather conditions today forced postponement of a 100,000-foot manned balloon flight scheduled to be launched tomorrow morning. Winzen Research, Inc., contractor for the flight, said Capt. Grover J Schock probably will make the ascension toward the end of the week. * * * Arrives in London LONDON '.^—Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir arrived in London today for talks about the Middle East With British Foreign Secretary Schvyn Lloyd. Lloyd met her at the airport. One of the main topics for discussion between Lloyd and Mrs. Mcir is expected to be Israel's ban on the airlift over Israeli territory to supply British troops in Jordan. Because of the ban, supplies have to be sent by sea by way of the Gulf of Aqaba. + * * Chile Charges Argentina SANTIAGO. Chile 'P.— Chile has charged Argentina with landing Marines on the island of Snipe in the Cape Horn area and destroying a lighthouse there. Chilean and Argentine claims on territories off the tip of South America sometimes overlap. Chile >ays it has unquestionable rights i over Snipe, but the protest note indicated that Argentina objects to | Chile's maintaining a lighthouse on the barren island. j * + + ; Stocks Show Gains NEW YORK .T—The stock market made a litUe headway in early afternoon today in a fairly drab session. Some aircrafts, motor? and chemicals paced the list. Gains ranged from fractions to losses of fractions a little more than a point. There were scattered SEALED BIDS WANTED on gasoline, fuel oil and motor oil. Bids must be at the Superintendent of Schools office by 3 p.m., August 21. Right is reserved to reject any and all bids. Martha Stark, Secretary. Mason County Eastern Public Schools SEALED BIDS will be received for the sale of the Marble School, Eden Township. Bids are to be delivered :o the Superintendent of Schools, Mason County Eastern School District by 3 p.m., August 21. Right is reserved to reject any and all bids. Martha Stark, Secretary. Fishing Derby Set Saturday Young Isaac Waltons of this area are getting set with their cane poles and worms to angle for the prize fish at Bonser's Lake on North Lakewood Drive on Saturday. The annual kids' fi.>hing derby is sponsored by Ludington Chamber of Commerce and has proved an interesting day for the kids and grownups alike. There will be prizes in the contest, according to James A. Rye and George Macklam, co-chairmen of the event this year. Louis Lefebvre, chairman of the prize committee, has received a number of valuable prizes from bait and tackle manufacturers. He now is contacting local retailers for the balance of the prizes. Starting Wednesday the prizes will be displayed at the Montgomery Ward Co. store on East Ludington avenue. James Luther is busy recruiting men to help with the judging on Saturday. Preparation of the processing forms and other clerical work has been done by members of Ludington Chapter, National Secretaries' Association (International). Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish, longest fish, smallest fish caught and the beit sportsman. No fisherman will receive more than one prize except for the grand prize winners. Fishing will be from 9 to 11 a. m. with assignment of groups starting at Bonser's Lake at 8 a. m. Boys and girls needing transportation are asked to meet in front of Hotel Stearns at 8 a. m. Each fisherman must furnish his own cane pole, complete with bobber and his own can of worms. Other kinds of bait and casting rods are prohibited. E. H. Caspersen, manager of Ludington Chamber of Commerce .reminds kids that deadline for entering the contest is Wednesday, Aug. 13. Only 200 can enter. Entry blanks may b* clipped from The Ludington Daily News or picked up at Ludington Chamber of Commerce office or radio station WKLA. Emile Meny, president of Ludington Chamber of Commerce, will head the judges and will be assisted by Mayor Dan R. Rathsack of. Ludington and Mayor Norman W. Gail of ScotfcviEe. - peared the day his nephew staggered into St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac. In Washington last week James R. Hoffa, teamsters president, testified before Senate rackets investigators that he forced Herman Kierdorf's resignation as a business agent. Adams came up with a new theory on the younger Kierdorf's fatal burning after a visit to the Latreille Cleaners in' Flint where a fire was set. The attorney general said Kierdorf may have been burned while spreading an inflammable fluid on the shop floor. He said the fluid may have been ignited by the pilot light flame of a hot weather heater. Adam,; questioned two girl clerks of a Flint drug store visited by a man Sunday night in search of "something for a bad sunburn." A third unidentified person also was questioned. Says Teamster Strike Called SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The word was passed unofficially today that 2,350 drivers of the Sacramento Council of Teamsters had called a strike. The council has jurisdiction from the Oregon line south to Bakersfield, Calif. But, if the trucking companies hold to their original declaration that "a strike against one is a strike against all," 1,600 firms in 11 Western states will close their doors. As more than 400 members of Sacramento Council 38 ended a 90-minute meeting this morning, picket captains were appointed and picket bands were distributed. As the meeting broke one Teamster official was heard telling another: "Don't talk to anyone about the strike." The Employers' Western States Labor Policy Committee declared that 1,600 trucking firms throughout 11 Western states would shut, down if the Sacramento Council called out its 2,350 drivers in eight central California cities and Reno, Nev. This would affect some 100,000 employes in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —-A .15-nalion U.N. scientific committee says even a slow, slight increase in world radioactivity from nuclear weapon tests and other sources endangers mankind's future health. While approving a report lo this effect, the committee nevertheless rejected by a big majority a Soviet demand that it call for an immediate end to nuclear test explosions. The report was released Sunday by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. More than two years of study went into preparation of the 228-page document. The commiUee members unanimously agreed that even the ..smallest, amounts of radiation arc liable to cause harmful genetic and perhaps other effects such as cancer, leukemia and shortening of life. Slow Rise They agreed too that "even a slow rise in the environmental radioactivity in the world, whether from weapon tests or any other sources, might eventually cause appreciable damage lo large populations before it. could be definitely identified as due to radiation." Unanimous loo was the conclusion thai present attempts lo evaluate radiation effects on man can produce only tentative estimates with wide margins of un- I certainty. ; The U.S. Atomic Energy Com! mission said the U.N. report "gen- ' crally confirms the statements in the June 11)56 report of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences with respect to the possible hazards" from radiation. "It is important to note that insofar as leukemia and bone cancer are concerned, Ihe committee has pointed out there is no certainty that fallout, will produce any additional cases of cither disease," the AEC statement said. The majority of the committee took the view that the problem of conrolling or curbing nuclear tests and other sources of radiation lies outside the group's scope. Delinquent Dog Taxes Number 500 Mason County Sheriff Ed Anderson has reported that his department i.s again waging the long and time-consuming task of collecting delinquent dog tax money from county flog owners. Sheriff Anderson .said that there over 500 delinquent dog li- FIRST UNDER NORTH POLE— In a ceremony at Ihr White House, President Eisenhower pins a Legion of Merit on Commander W. K. Anderson, who commanded'the US atomic .submarine Nautilus on a polar sea trip under the Arctic ice cap. Anderson, whose feat marked the first trans-polar undcrscas voyage across the top of the world, was removed from the vessel by helicopter and brought to Washington for the ceremony. Congress Tackles Heavy Backlog of Legislation WASHINGTON (AP) - An adjournment-minded Congress begins tackling a heavy backlog of legislation today in an effort lo close shop by I he weekend. But it was n big question whether the legislators could complete their work without going into next week. Neither Senate Majority Loader T/yndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) nor House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D- Tex) has set a public target date for adjournment of the 85lh Congress. Nevertheless, several other legislators, especially those facing tough re-election fights in November, have expressed .strong hope Ihn session can bt: ended Friday or Saturday. With thf House finished with expccl overtime sessions this week in nn all-out attempt to wind up in (he next, few days. The chief bills still awaiting n Senate vole arc. n measure to increase Social Security benefits, Ihr $3,518,000,000 foreign aid appropriation bill and federal aid to education legislation. All three have passed the House. A renewed attempt also is expected to get House action on a.n omnibus farm bill M Republicans and big city m Democrats defeating joined a third mosl of major bills, the ad- Senate—which has been alerted to are censes in the county, They were due on Jan. 1 of this year. Sheriff Anderson asked that if a person n> longer has a dog, as listed on the tax roll, that the department be notified. The Weather (U.S. Woalher Bureau Forecast) Northwestern Lowtr Michigan — Mostly fair and somewhat cooler extreme south today and tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered thundorshowors by afternoon or night. High today 7882, low tonight 52-58, high Tuesday 82-86. Outlook for Wednesday — Mostly fair with near normal temperatures. FIVE-DAY FORECAST TcmrxTfltiiro. will average about three itftgnn-t: above normal. Normal high B2, !o\v 'i2 Warmer Tuesday, cooler Thursday, warmer attain Fri'l.'iy and Saturday. Precipitation will loin I about thrro quarter* Inches In w:fit terod thunderstorm* Tuesday and nK*ln Friday or Saturriaj. : attempt at passing n major farm bill There also was mounting .speculation that the House might, act on ;i Sena In-passed bill designed to give the government a stronger hand in regulating labor unions ami lo Rive rank and file members a bigger voice in union affairs. Legislation to require public disclosure- of rmployc pension and welfare funds i.s awaiting compromise efforts by a Senate-House conference committee. Here's the picture on other major bills: Increase in debt limit to 288 billion dollars—Passed by the House and now before Com mitt CP. Small business Passed by the proved by Ihn Commillw. Senate Finance (ax relief --House and ap- Scnate Finance General Debate Ready to Start on Wednesday By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko and 75 helpers prepared today for a drive to get the U.N. General Assembly's emergency session to demand withdrawn! of U.S. troops from Lebanon and British troops from Jordan. Gromyko was expected to speak early in the general debate, which starts Wednesday. He said on his arrival from Moscow Sunday that the Soviet government considers the question of the withdrawals very serious and his delegation "will do their best. . . to achieve positive results." Asian neutralists were reported seeking some means of inducing the Western powers to pull their troops out quickly so the Assembly could concentrate on .other Middle Eastern problems. The group holds the balance of power in the 81-nation Assembly. . Enlarge Group There was some belief that enlargement of the U.N. border observer corps in Lebanon might get U.S. forces out of there. They admitted Jordan was a tougher problem. The United Slates and Britain have, promised to withdraw their forces when the U.N. can protect the two countries, whose governments have said the United Arab Republic is working to overthrow .(.hem, , , .... : 'The : Cftil^d Stale?,' |s "feporteA planning to propose a police force to protect threatened countries, a watchdog commission to monitor propaganda broadcasts, aa investigating commission to recommend long-range solutions, and a Midcastcrn economic plan, all under the U.N. Economic F*l«n The economic plan would be financed by Mideastern oil-producing countries and wealthy outside nations. Elsewhere: ' Soviet Premier Khrushchev in a speech at Kuibyshev charged the'United States and Britain once again will) plotting a war against Iraq's new republican government. Israel again withdrew permission for the American airlift to British troops in Jordan to fly over her territory. An army spokesman in the Syrian province of the U.A.R. claimed that a U.S. jet plane from Lebanon had trespassed over Syria but was driven back by an antiaircraft battery. There was no confirmation from the U.S. command in Beirut. In Lebanon, near the Syrian border, Ahmed Hammoud, a top leader of Lebanon's Syrian Social- National party, and two party members were found murdered. Them was some speculation they might, have been bandits. the victims of 67. tnmpfralurr Sunday irar lfif!he<>i. )<:rnppralurc <> today 00, low tfi. Higher,! lernptraf.uro this d;itc >.ini:t 1B72. 99 In H>M; low, 50 in 1«,'I2. Tho Min M:ts lorlay at 7:3'J |<. m ;m<l 'l'»<-i,rliiy ;ii 5:.'!5 » in. The moon MJI.K today at 1:51 p ni. ami Tui:*da.y at 2:55 ». m. Temperature Jit the L'.S. filjwrvation station for 24 hours '.-miing at 12 noon: Maximum 81. minimum M. Today's Chuckle Among the guests at a reception was a distinguished man of letters. Ho was grave and somewhat taci. turn. One of the ladies present suggested to the hostess that he seemed to be out of place at such a party. "Yos," reolied the hostess with a bright smile, "he can't talk anything but sense." House Members Split on Whether Report Vindicates Adams' Conduct WASHINGTON (AP) Some Democratic and Republican members of a House subcommittee differ sharply on whether their report vindicates the conduct of Sherman Adorns in a military contract settlement case. The report, made public Sunday by the House Armed Services Investigations subcommittee, said it found no evidence indicating presidential assistant Adams intended to influence the $40,382 penalty refund, after nearly 17 yeans, to Raylaine Worsteds, Inc., Manchester, N. H. But when interviewed, members of the subcommittee divided along party lines in putting their own interpretations on their findings. The report, adopted unanimously, was described by Rep. Porter Hardy (D-Va), a member, as "a minimum in the way of conclusions, but a maximum on which the subcommittee could agree." Republicans hailed the report as vindication of Adams, who has been involved in two congressional investigations of reports that his prestige was used to get favored treatment for others. Ad- arms has denied bringing any improper pressure to near, either in this case or another involving textile manufacturer Bernard Goldfine. In its report, the subcommittee determined that Sen. Styles Bridges and Rep. Chester E. Merrow, both New Hampshire Republicans, and Sen. Irving M. Ives (R-NY) at various times made inquiries about the Raylaine case. But there was no criticism of them. On the Adams aspect of the case, Hardy suggested the public read the transcript of the subcommittee's closed door hearings and "judge for themselves whether the conduct disclosed in the subcommittee hearings conforms either to their personal standards to the preachments which havr btnn voicwl in high places." Rep. William E. Hess (Ohio), senior Republican member of the subcommittee, said such a reading would show "not one scintilla of evidence of any attempt to influence the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals either by Sherman Adams or members of Congress." i Youth Center Group to Meet Representatives of local organizations and individuals interested in establishing a youth'center in Ludington arc asked to meet at 7:,'!0 p. m. tonight. The meeting will be held at the office of Ludington Chamber of Commerce at Hotel Stearns office center. Slavic Yund Now at $3,370 Mark Contributions to the fund for tfae family of the late Arlo Slagle, Ludington police officer, today total $3.370. Organizations and individuals in the community who wish to contribute may bring donations to Ludington police department at fihe Municipal building. AN APPRECIATION To those who expressed sympathy in so niany beautiful ways during the illness a,nd loss of my wife, mother and grandmother, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Our special thawte to the nurses, pr. John neighbors, friends, the reader, Mr. pallbearers, the ori Dorrell's Funeral

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