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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Cdted for The Newspaper That Ma Ices AM North I o wans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 97 tad United PTCM InUnnHoaal run LMM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 IfSf 7e i Copjr Consists of Four Press ure On at Talks Gar Makers on But European Firms May Cut Costs Next Year By WYNN MOSELEY New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW to meet the threat of new and more American compact cars Euro pean makers are reported to be preparing to lower their 1960 prices here to remain solidly in this lucrative market which is expected to yield import sales of units this year As 1959 model output by the American automobile industry rumbled to a halt and 1960 pro duction lines were revved up the quality jf the five domestic companies new compacts was apparent but the problem of prices loomed larger The attractive new Big Three compacts the Valiant Chrys ler the Corvair General Motors and the Falcon Ford Motor reportedly will have price tags of slightly under with standard equipment The top selling smaller imports currently have prices fluttering around SANDSTORM GREETS Ike in California PALM SPRINGS Calif A deeply embarrassed Chamber of Commerce gave President Eisenhower good golf ing weather the warm sun prescribed for his cold The President flew across the continent from Washington Wednesday out of the fringe of tropical storm Gracie only to arrive in this desert country in the midst of a gusty sandstorm There just wasnt any sunshine But Eisenhower trying to shake a nagging cold he has had since Labor Day obviously was pleased by a hearty wel come and the prospect of plenty of golf during the next week at the home of his host old friend George E Allen Eisenhower plans to remain in this desert country the plush playground of many Hollywood personalities until next Thursday White House press secretary James C Hagerty announced the Presidents daily routine would be golf each morning lunch and a nap then sun basking in the afternoons at Allens place at the edge of the Santa Rosa Mountains The evenings will be devoted to bridge playing WORLD SERIES 678 H Dodgers White Sox EKDTKD 99Year Term for HOW THE BIG THREE could profitably get under the price line with their els was somewhat of a finan cial mystery until some dealers revealed that their normal dis count of about 25 per cent would be cut to about 20 per cent for a difference for each such car Such action could very well have an important effect on 1960 sales because the dealer incen tive profits for selling compacts apparently will be considerably less than for standard medium and upper makes With foreign small car pro ducers reportedly moving to en hance their strongest sales point prices with further re ductions and with peak produc tion forces here it became ap parent that 1960 auto sales will be made in a buyers market A downward price pressure will be exerted on the medium through compact lines American Motors cur rent sales leader among com pact car makers will have 1960 prices on its upper lines close to the Big Three compacts and will be well below them on its lower lines StudebakerPackard Corp also plans to be below the Big Three on compact prices AMERICAN MOTORS has re vealed smart restyling to the press on its 1960 upper Rambler lines the Ambassador Rebel and Six while hardly touching its lower lines The American and Metropolitan The company particularly expects to ring the 1960 compact cash register with ROCK RAPIDS Hoskins in a surprise move pleaded guilty Thursday to the slaying of his wife in a Rock Rapids church shortly afterthe baptism of their son and was sentenced to 99 years in prison Hoskins 32 formerly of Ames changed his plea from not guilty to guilty before District Judge T E Clay Orange City Previ ously he had claimed he was innocent on the grounds of in sanity Clay sentenced him to the 99 years term on a charge of mur der in the second degree Hoskins was returned from the Fort Madison State Peniten tiary to stand trial for the slay ing of his wife He had been sentenced to prison after he broke Out of jail here in August while awaiting trial on the mur der charge The return of Hoskins here was a surprise because the dis trict court jury had not even Mason City Cloudy with occa sional very light rain ani cm Lows Thursday night 4044 Highs Friday 5256 Iowa Cloudy with occasional very light rain and continued cool through Friday Lows Thursday night 40 north to 48 south Highs Friday 5262 Fur ther outlook partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Minnesota Cloudy light rain Warmer highs Friday in 60s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Deadline Drawn by President Wants Action Within Week PITTSBURGH ne gotiators under White House pressure to end the 79dayold steel strike beforeOct 8 opened a new round of contract talks Both the United Steelworkers Union president David J Mc Donald and industry negotia tor R Conrad Cooper ap peared in good spirits as they arrived for the meeting They joked briefly with newsmen but otherwise had no comment The strike has idled some steelworkers and nearly employes in allied in dustries such as transportation and mining THE NEGOTIATIONS held in New York until now were broken off last Friday by the United Steelworkers which claimed the talks were1 getting nowhere The decision to resume the ialks was made in Washington Wednesday after the President talked with union and industry Minimum At 8 49 35 41 station wagons freshly restyled and engineered However Big Three execu tives have expressed the medium and higher priced cars will show sales increases in 1960 Both G Chrys ler officials are on record to this effect When we get in there small er car somebody has got to another Big Three executive recently said They will be in a competitive battle the likes of which they have nev er FOREIGN CAR makers are reluctant to five up their pres ent 9 per cent share of the U S market They also have been retooling to bring out some re styled and reengineered models especially aimed at American tastes Imports are fighting to beef up their dealer and service forces here a serious weak point at present and in the fore seeable future As ah industry executive re been appointed yet for this term of court Satellite May Be Visible at Dusk Strike to Affect Chrysler Output DETROIT UP Chrysler Corp says a strike at its Twinsburg Ohio stamping plant will hall almost all its automotive opera tions Friday including produc tion of the new Dodge Dart The AMES Iowa State Uni versity Prof Percy Carr says weather permitting get a chance to sight America Discoverer VI satellite Thurs day evening He says the satel lite should appear about traveling from south to north CHOPPER ACCIDENT DUNLAP Enswi er 56 was found dead Wed nesday evening on his farm a mile west of here A son found Enswilers body entangled in a corn chopper company estimated some of its production workers in Michigan and six other states will be laid off The Twinsburg plant makes bodystampings for all Chrysler lines except the Im perial and the new compact car the Valiant in firm hewant ed collective bargaining to con who has re to th e s trike a s an i n tolerable situation reportedly did not discuss issues during the meetings He also avoided discussing the possibility of invoking emer gency provisions of the Taft Hartley Act which would put the mills back in operation for an 80day cooling off period BUT THERE WAS a strong implication that the President might take such action if noth ing hopeful comes out of the ne gotiations before Oct 8 when he to return to Wash a vacation at Palm Springs Calif Eisenhowers exact words were that he sin cerely hopes an agreement can be initiated before my re turn to Washington next Mason City Area Milk Price Up Ic With the T j in getting flowers and plants pre 16 and place a sheet maturely nipped The mercury dipped to favorite flower bed Chinese in Arms TOKYO UP Mao Tzetung flexed his military and civilian muscles Thursday for Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushcher with a vast parade celebrating Red Chinas first decade More than Chinese took part The 65yearold Chinese Com munist leader put on his big show of forcein Peiping less han 24 hours after his lonor in two important speech es hadin effect urged Mao to ceep the peace of Asia STANDING IN the high red walls of the Forbidden Citys magnificent Gate of Heavenly Peace Mao Khrushchev and he big men of the Communist world took the salute as 144 aig guns 155 jet fighters and bombers and 99 tanks roared past Peiping radio which gave a running account of the cere monies said it was the biggest military display ever made by Chinas Communist rulers Troops of the Red army navy and air force marched by der the eye of their new chief Defense Minister Lin Piao tha man whose Chinese yolun eers drove Gen Douglas VlacArthurs forces back from the Yali River in Korea KHRUSHCHEV leader of the world Communist bloc went to Peiping after a 13day tour of the United States and talks with President Eisenhower n which both agreed that peace ul methods must be used to solve international disputes Chinese Premier Chou Enlal said Wednesday night he wel comed the EisenhowerKhrush chev communique which em phasized a lessening of world ensions But no other hints lave been given of official Chi nese reaction to Khrushchevs ivords Improved EastWest Railroad By JIM OWENS GlobeGazette Staff Writer The railroad service hearing here ended Thursdayafter NIa son Cityans tha eastwest Milwaukee Road pas senger service needed here would be of mbjre value if schedules were differ The final witness Clayton Wornson testified that Mason SAME IOWA SAFETX DEPARTMENT FIGURES marked last week 1960 promises be the year of the con Dockworkers Start to Walk Off Jobs in East NEW YORK started walking off the job Thursday in ports along the East and Gulf coasts launching a strike the government had ap pealed against in vain The walkout expected to in volve more than long shoremen from Maine to Texas came unexpectedly afterdock ers in the Port of New York agreed to a management re quest for a 15day contract ex tension But thousands of longshore men refused to go along The revolt started with a 900mem ber rebel local in Manhattan md erupted in ports to the oulh Shortly after the first walkouts began with the contract expira tion at midnight the president of the International Longshore mens Capt William V Bradley announced here that the union would bow to the pop ular will We were all right in New he declared but weve got to support1 these other men to the hilt Well call everybody off the job in all the ports along the East Coast There wont be any The walkout developed despite an appeal by Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell who de clared it would seriously affect tfie nations welfare The price of milk went up 1 cent a quart in Mason City and surrounding area Thursday increasing the retail price from 22 to 23 cents a quart accord ing to Mason City processors and distributors A general rise in the price of milk byproducts follows in relationship according to the distributors This is the first increase in milk prices in two years in Ma son City The increase was at tributed to progressive labor contracts calling for increases every six months general rise introduction costs and the tre mendous cost at present of re placement parts on equipment The price rise brings North Iowa in line with prices through out threefourths of Iowa ex tending south of Des Moines The Federal Marketing Order requires that the same price be paid to all producers in a given area In general this will mean a uniform price for milk throughout the Iowa area The national average of profit on milk distribution as against the dollar sales is slightly less than 2 per cent according to the processors inn VICTIM TRENTON N J 76yearold died apparent ly of eastern equine encephali tis Wednesday night to become the 19th victim of a suspected epidemic of the mosquitoborne First Head of Italys Republic Dies Italy W Enrico de Nicola 82 first presidentof the Italian republic died Wed nesday of complications brought on by pneumonia A legal schol ar and active political figure for many years De Nicola re tired from politics in in protest against the Mussolini re gime He returned after the war and later was elected presi dent j Cityans do believe the rail road has made a real effqr since 1951 to attract business for its North lowa Fast train service was ended that year Wornson who also acted as an attorney for Mason City ob jectors represented the Cham ber of Commerce traffic com mittee and the Mason City Tile Co Thursday was the fourth day of hearings on the Milwaukee Road proposal to drop passen On the Inside General News Page 2 Eat Grow Younger 3 Society Newt 10111213 Clear Lake 16 North Iowa News 18 Sports News 1920 21 Mason City News Editorials 32 Latest 33 ger and mail train service be tween Madison and Can ton The before Interstate Commerce Commis sion examiner William J Gib bons move to Spencer Friday for completion THERE WERE 15 Mason City businessmen and industry representatives who testified Thursday in opposition to dis continuance of the passenger service Most however said t h were forced to use some other means of getting to Chicago on occasions when morning busi ness meetings were to be al ended The train arrives there at midmorning Airline service was the only transportation named as nearly equal con venience to Manly to take a Rock Island Lines train to Waterloo or driv ing directly to Waterloo or Fails IN ADDITION it was point ed out returning by the Illinois Central Rock Island route re quires one to leave Chicago at to arrive in Manly at None of the witnesses regard ed service by the Illinois Cen tral railroad as comparable to Milwaukee Road service in con venience Use of Illinois Cen tral facilities calls for driving 0 MIS KEY PARK disease AP Photofax SERIESXROWP QMHERS White fans who havegonemany a year opening game of the World Series without a pennant showed up early in against the Dodgers Chicagos South front of hoping to buy Side in which the stadium Is located standing room or other space for the was a madhouse Major Mason City witnesses were Wornson and Ralph Shel ton industrial manager for the Chamber of Commerce Both stated that Mason Cityans had contacted Milwaukee Road officials on a number of occa sions seeking to gain an earlier morning train arrival time at Chicago Wornson said that surveys taken by the Chamber of Com merce as well as testimony at show a need for an earlier train time The railroad he said has indi cated that the large number of passengers from Madison to Chi cago prefer the later arrival HOWEVER Wornson said railroad schedules show that Madison residents have facili ties of another railroad avail able for midmorning arrival in Chicago Until 1951 the Milwaukee Road operated the faster train on the line to Chicago That train the was discontinued after its operation showed a sizable loss Wornson said that it was in competition with two other trains That would not be the case if a fast service were substituted for the present service However railroad testimony has been that a fast train serv ice would be nearly impossible to establish now Shelton said that passenger service to Chicago is of great importance to local industry and potential industry Of four new industrial prospects in the last 2V4 months he said all asked specifically about availability of such service Attorneys for objectors in service discontinuance gained some potential ammunition Thursday in theform of bag gage reports on mail handled by railroad employes The reports requested Wednesday of   

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