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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper fat VOL H THI NEWSrAfU THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWAMS N E I G H 6 ft S MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 27US HOME EDITION Costof Climbs 21st Rise in 23 Months WASHINGTON cos of living climbed to another all time high in July the governmen reported Friday The Labor Departments con price index advanced 02 per cent The cost of transporta tion some foods and medical care increased while prices of housing and recreation dipped slightly It was the 21st time in the las 23 months that the cost of living climbed to new high ground The July index rose to 1239 o the 194749 price average of 100 This meant it cost las month to buy a basket of goods and services that cost in 194749 A TOP OFFICIAL held bu hope that living costswould leve out in coming months Commissioner Labor Stalls tics Ewan Clague foresaw overall price stability persisting for sis months maybe a year He not ed that the July increase in tht index r was the smallest rise for that month since 1954 He noted that the index has gone up in July in every year but two since 1941 The rise in the price index means wage increases of from to 4 cents an hour for some 500 000 workers whose pay is tiedto the cost ofliving The department also reported that the takehome pay of a fac lory worker with three dependents rose from in Jtihe to in July THE REPORT said consumer prices in July averaged 26 per cent higher thanin July 1957 Biggest factor in last months climb was a 1 per cent increase in transportation costs This re ijected climbing gaspiine prices as price wars ended in several cities and arf29 per cent jump ir iised car prices Transit fares also rose because of hikes in five cities Food prices were up 01 per cent in July as increases for pork eggs and milk more than offsei seasonal markdowns for fresh fruits and vegetables This showed food prices 37 per cent higher than a year earlier Clague said meat prices are ex pected to level off or decline in August and food costs generally should be down through autumn Fruit and vegetable prices con tinued to come down from their May peak dipping 18 per cent in July Processed fruits and vegetables were higher on the average mainly because of in creases for frozen and canned orange juice Farms Sprayed by Army Reserve Artillery Battery CAMP McCOY Wis WAn Army reserve artillery battery overshot its firing range on this training area and shelled two farms with 105 mm howitzers Thursday night One metal fragment landed in a yard where six children were playing but no one was injured Five projectiles landed on the Roger Jones and Archie Abbott farms just outside the military reservation The Jones children were playing in the yard when the metal fragment landed a few inches from the wall of the house The shells were fired by a bat tery of the 928th Field Artillery Battalion of the 103rd Infantry Reserve Division It is composed of reserve units from Iowa and Minnesota Boards of inquiry were set up CONSUL WOUNDED BEIRUT Lebanon UPI French Consul Jean Gaspard 35 was shot and critically wounded by terrorists Thursday night while driving to the airport He was not expected to live SAME 19S743S flag death in 24 hours Paper CouMs tf Two 171 DESTRUCTION AT RAIL GROSSING This aerial view shows remains of a cattle truck and the havoc it caused in a grade cago Great Western freightwere piled up Trucker Stanley Pottratz 36 Austin f j ou crossing bottom eight miles northeast was killed but the train crew escaped un of Austin Minn Eighteen cars of a Chi hurt Highway Toll Down Risk Rate Reduced DES MOINES M A rate re duction of about 5 per cent in au tomobile liability and collision in surance was announced by Wil liam N Plymat president of the Preferred Risk Mutual insurance Co Friday He said the reduc tion to become effective Sept 15 was mainly due to Iowas traffic point system Plymat said the State Insurance Department had approved the de crease which will apply only to drivers over 25 who are insured y the company The rates will be effective on new business and renewals written after Sept 15 Plymat said THE REDUCTION was made possible because there has been a 20 per cent reduction in traffic deaths and about a 13 per cent de crease in in Iowa since the point system went into effect last April 1 Plymat said Preferred Risk which writes nsurance only on nondrinking drivers is the first insurance company to announce a rate re duction for Iowa since the point system started PLYMAT SAID Iowa is the only state in which the rate cut is to e made immediately The firm has agents in 17 states and has about 10000 insurees in Iowa Ply mat estimated In a letter to the insurance com nissioner the company said it the improvement in the raffic accident picture may not e permanent but that the firm feels it is important to come for vard immediately with encour agement to Iowa motorists Everything possible should be done to keep the trend going This s the first major breakthrough n a steadily mounting accident picture Baltimore Brothers Both Stricken by Attacks of Poieio BALTIMORE Md 24 suffered head arid arm injuries Friday when a car in which was riding utility pole Hisbrother Harvey 29 was summoned to Johns Hopkins Hospital where Robert was En route home fronvthe hos pital a car in which Harvey was riding hit a pole He re ceived head and arm injuries and was taken to Johns Hop kins Hospital Both were reported in factory condition Cooler Weather Due to Remain Temperatures over Iowa Friday morning dropped to as low as 45 degrees at Mason City but the Weather Bureau said the day would be a pleasant one for the opening of the Stale Fairs cen tennialyear The cooler weather is due to linger a while The Weather Eu rcau said temperatures in the next five days would average 5 to 10 degrees below normal Rainfall will amount to less than a quarter of an inch during the period coming as scattered show ers Saturday the bureau added Waukon Man Dies in Minnesota Crash WAUKON m Thomas Mul laney Jr 28 whose father died early this month after completing a term as mayor of Waukon was killed in an automobile accident near Royallown Minn Thursday night Funeral services and burial will be at Waukon Surviving are the younger Mullaneys mother and three sisters Yacht With I o wan Aboard Being Sought HONG KONG UPI The Yacht Tora with an lowan and three other Americans aboard hasnot been seen off the coasl of Communist China for six weeks it was reported Friday There was no way of verifying immediately the obvious specu lation that the Americans have been kidnaped by the Reds A SPOKESMAN at the US con sulate said nothing has been heard from the Tora since July 7 when it left Formosa on the way to this British Chinacoast colony The consulate was not even aware that the boat was in this part of the world until Elizabeth Van Doeren Elkhart Ind wrote to ask for information about her son John John Van Doeren whose home is also at Elkhart is one of the Americans missing aboard the Tora The others are D C Buzz Bohning Belmond Iowa Allen T Farmer Chattanooga Tenn and D L Martin Seattle Wash AT BELMOND Bohnings par ents Mr and Mrs Peter Bohn ing said they had been awaiting a letter from him daily Young Bohning 27 recently was dis charged from the Marines as a lieutenant in Japan and he and his friends planned the sea trip to take the long way home The elder Bohning also said they had written the U S Consu late in quest of information about their son They said the men had planned to sail to Hong Kong Manila South America and then on to a California port FAIR SET TO OPEN ST PAUL Minn UPl Minne sotas State Fair opens Saturday to an expected firstday crowd of close to 100000 e Proposes to Suspend ATests Britain Agrees to Plan 2 Conditions Laid Down WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower announced Friday the United States is ready to suspend nuclear weapons tests for one year starting Oct 31 pro vided the Soviet Union meets two conditions The conditions are If the Soviet Union agrees to maintain its current ban on nu clear tests and further agrees to negotiations looking toward a permanent ban The White House said Great Britainalso stands ready to join in a oneyear suspension of weap ons tests under the same condi tions specified by t h e United States EISENHOWER stressed ini a statement that the United States is not proposing that nuclear tests for peaceful purposesbe halted He referred to technical talks on policing a ban concluded at Geneva this week United States taking ac cbuntJof copcliisions fprompfly an wiffi bfhernatioris which havehtested nuclear weaponsi forthe sioh of nuclear weapons tests and the actual establishment of an international controls system on the1 basis of the experts report he said If this is accepted in principle by the other nations which have tested nuclear weapons then in order to facilitate the detailed negotiations the United States L prepared unless testing is re sumed by the Soviet Union to withhold further testing on its part of atomic and hydrogen weapons for a period of one year from the beginning of the nego tiations The announcement reflected a major shift in U S nuclear pol icy HE SAID that as part of the contemplated international agree ment the United States would be prepared also to suspend nuclear weapons tests on a yearbyyear basis subject to determination al the start of each year that the agreed inspection system is in stalled and working effectively and satisfactory progress is being made in reaching agreement on and implementing major substan tial arms control measures such as the United States has lorfg sought The implication seemed to be that the United States is willing to renew the proposed initial sus pension while negotiations looking toward a possible permanent ban are being conducted The President said U S nego tiators will be ready by Oct 31 to open negotiations Crash Near Iowa City Fatal to Driver IOWA CITY UPI George P Anderson 59 Desperes Mo a suburb of St Louis died in University Hospitals here Thurs day from injuries he received earlier in the day in a onecar crash 14 miles south of here Charles Snyder Washington County sheriff said Anderson ap parently thought a truck was go ing to enter the highway in his path from a side road His ve hicle swerved struck a cement drain and then rolled and skidded for about 400 feet DISPUTE SETTLED MINNEAPOLIS W A 24day dispute that shut down 68 Minne apolis supermarkets was settled Thursday Striking Teamsters ac oepted a contract that includes a costoMiving clause the unions principal demand i Maton City Increasing cloudi ness Friday night with occa sional shower or thunderstorm Fridaynight and again Satur day Warmer Friday night Low in lower 60s High Satur day in lower 80s Minnesota Cloudy showers High Saturday 7080 Iowa Partly cloudy and warm er Friday night and Saturday Widely scattered thundershow ers west portion Friday night and over most of the state again Saturday afternoon Low Friday night upper 50s and lower 60s The Weather Fivtday Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees below normal Friday night through Wednesday with only minor dally changes Normal highs this time of year in lower 80s Normal lows 56 north to 62 south Rainfall will be light av eraging less than onefourth inch in scattered showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 78 Minimum 45 At 8 am 61 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 55 3 Major Bills Still Left for Congress WASHINGTON Iff The homestretch rush for adjournment was on in Congress Friday The Senate worked to clear its calendar of several prime items including the 3MbilliondolIar foreign aid money bill The House having taken care of most major matters cbnsid ered a sixbilliondoUar appropriations measure to finance a score orgoyernment agencies President Eisenhower vetoed an earlier bill for these agencies because it contained half a billion dollars for the civil service retirement fund He said the payment was un necessary The target date for adjournment remained Saturday nightBut Denmark Cancels of Atomic Submarine Skate COPENHAGEN ffl Denmark Thursday night canceled the visit of the U S atomicpoweredsub marine Skate to Copenhagen for fear of dangerous radiation in case of an accident Premier Hans C Hansen acted on the Recommendation of the Danish Atomic Energy Commis sion A commission off icial conceded that the chance of a dangerous accident was negligible But he said that if the Skate were to run aground or be involved in a colli sion and its powerful atomic re actor damaged there would be a very great danger for Copen hagens 1200000 residents The Skates visit to Denmark after its leisurely voyage under the polar ice was scheduled for next week The submarine will call at Bergen Norway Saturday and will visit Osio from Monday to Wednesday Copenhagen had been her only other announced stop INJURIES FATAL ALAMOSA Colo tf Mrs Irene Vader 44 of near Have lock Iowadied here Thursday of injuries suffered in an automo bile collision caused when a front wheel came off of a moving car first Congress must dispdse of these major pieces of legislation among others 1 Foreign Aid The House passed a bill calling for help to other nations this year The Senate Appropriations Com mittee taking up the measure after eruption of the Middle East crisisboosted the amountto 518092500 this still is 432 million dollars below the amounl originally requested by the Presi dent 2 DEBT CEILING ad ministration faced with mount ing red ink spending asked Con gress to increase the federal debt temporarily 280 bil lion dollars to 288 billions through June 30 1960 The House agreed to the re quest but the Senate Finance Committee voted to allow the 288 billion ceiling only through nexi June 30 TheHouse and the Sen ate committee also differed oh how much the permanent ceiling now 275 billions should be boosted The House voted for 285 billions the Senate committee for 283 billions 3 EDUCATION House and Senate conferees agreed Thurs day on a fouryear program to provide 900 million dollars in federal aid to educate the na tions young people with em phasis on science and mathema tics THE LAW IS FpILED Traffic officer E L Trink keller takes it with a smile as Martha Erner tells him in Los Angeles why he hasnt been writing many park ing tickets in the neighborhood of her restaurant lately Whenever he shows up she raises skunk flag and workers in offices across the street and nearby hustle to move illegally parked autos Arab Bid by UN i Delegates Hail Mideast Plan t UNITED NATIONS NY MI The United Nations approved unanimously Thursday night a plan to let the Arab countries work out their own way of living together in peace in the Middle Eajst The 81rnation General bly wound iop a dramapacked twoweek emergency sessionby voting 800 in favor of a plan agreed upon previously by all Arab countries in the UN The Dominican Republic wasabsent In addition to giving the Arabs chief responsibility for maintain ing peace with one Janother the proposal assigns to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold the task of setting up arrangements for the withdrawal of US forces from Lebanon and British troops from Jordan PLANS FOR economic develop ment of the Middle East would likewise be undertaken by Ham marskjold in consultation with the Arab states Union and Britain all joined in supporting the Arab proposal made known only Wednesday night UN diplomats saw the outcome ofweeks of Middle East crisis talkas chiefly a victoryfor the UN organization itself v The secretary general told a news conference he will leave Monday for the Middle East He said he would go first to Am man Jordan for talks with King Hussein and later to Cairo and discussions with Egyptian Presi dent Nasser rUNTIL THE ARABS acted the UN faced the dismal prospect of winding up with no resolution capable of approval or at best with a close twothirds majority approval of a Westernbacked resolution that would have lacked I vital Arab and AsianAfrican support US Secretary of State Dulles praised the Arabs for reaching agreement among themselves on a peace formula But he warned it would be folly to expectthat Middle East problems were solved with the passage of a resolution ProWestern Lebanon and Jor dan both agreed to the proposal So did Israel if somewhat re luctantly Like the Norwegian resolution he Arab proposal calls on Hani marskjold to make arrangements hat would permit withdrawal of J S troops from Lebanon and British forces from Jordan A new feature is a tion of the Arab nations pre vious pledges not to interfere in each others affairs pledges which the Lebanese and Jordan an governments have charged President Nassers UnitedArab Republic with ignoring consist ently Auto Rolls Over at High Speed Man Dies SIOUX CITY UPI Richard Victor Everly 27 Sioux City died at a Hospital here Thursday night from injuries he received n a onecar crash The car went off the road at high speed rolled over several times clipped off a mailbox tore down a fence and finally stopped in a corn field TO ATTEND PARLEY WASHINGTON WVSen Bourka B Hickenlooper RIowa and three other congressional leaders plan to attend the second inter lational atoms for peaqe meeting n Geneva Switzerland Sept li 3 They will serve ascongres sional advisors to the V S gation I
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