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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North fcmai Doily Newspaper tar CITY BE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North I owans AuocUted Press and United titemttoaa Fun UM Wir MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 neighbors 7o a Copy Paper Consists of Four m Cor risk rates on increase Good drivers get a break By RICHARD SPONG Editorial Research Buraau WASHINGTON Automobile liability insurance continues to grow more expensive but if youre a safe driver the grow ing burden is eased somewhat in most states Appropriately enough if youre a bad risk the underwriters are really piling it on in the form of premium penalties Safedriver plans giving premium rate reductions on li ability insurance to drivers with clean safety records for a speci fied period of years now are in effect in 33 states Connecticut underwriters are expected to put the plan into effect in the spring DEVELOPMENTS in New York state a latecomer to the safedriver plan are fairly typical On March 1 overall li ability insurance rates went up an average of 93 per cent But if the driver hasnt had an acci dent in the past three years nor any serious traffic violations he gets a flat 10 per cent dis count from the new premium rate Drivers with less than three years experience and those with substandard safety records pay the regular rate Bad risks will be charged pro portionately more than the new rate under a point system which evaluates degree and se verity of accidents and viola tions A drunken driving convic tion three points for example automatically doubles the pre mium Fourpoint drivers will pay the maximum penalty of an additional 150 per cent of the regular rate Savings can be substantial For example the old basic rate bodily injury and property damage for young male drivers under age 25 in Brooklyn was a year The new basic rate is and the new safedriver rate is THE UNDERWRITERS fn New York trust that the rate rise will make up their 1959 loss of million on auto insur ance In general automobile in surance rates arc based on the experience of the past five years and the 275 stock and mutual companies that write about 80 per cent of New Yorks private passenger car insur ance have suffered losses in each of these Affiliates of the National Bu reau of Casualty Underwriters the Mutual Insurance Rating Bureau and the National Auto mobile Underwriters Associa tion are putting the new pro gram into effect Independents are not involved Their rates are generally lowerthan those of bureau companies Accident totals have been swelling year after year and Thats what sent insurance rates climbing The trend has been toward more serious accidents inasmuch as every year cars got faster The standards also are costlier and more costly to tepair AUTOMOBILE accidents ac counted for 38200 deaths in I960 as against 37910 in 1959 and 93 million disabling injuries One out of every 19 Americans injured And juries are awarding higher and higher damages for personaUnjury ac cidents For example in a re cent 17year period the average award in New York State rose from less than to more Ihan New York like 42 other states now offers a 10 per cent discount in premium for a rea sonably latemodel compact car The rate cut is 10 per cent The reason Compact drivers are considered more conserva tive than their fellows Also to get the discount the maximum brake horsepower must not ex red 125 units That means lighter impact in an accident High performance sports cars cant qualify But most of De troits compacts and all econo my imports arc eligible HIS THOUGHTS ARE HIS OWN A thoughtful Fred Thompson 59yearold handyman drapes his hands over railing as he listens to proceedings in a New York police station after his arrest for the sex slayingof fouryearold Edith Kiecorius Thompson confessed to the killing after his arrest on a New Jersey farm t Hate love J AP Photofax A WOMANS BEST FRIEND Scherry Collie is hugged by her owner Mrs Carl Crivello in a sewer pipe where the dog spent a whimpering 20 hours including five hours of rescue by Mrs Crivello sewer workers and humane society agents Scherry got stuck in the pipe after swimming ashore from a boat N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES REACHES WAKE HONOLULU Con rad landed al Wake Island Wed nesday in his attempt to set a new roundtheworld speed rec ord or light plane Hell be general again Kennedy announced he has recommended that Congress restore the rank of fivestar general to former President Eisenhow er This would give Eisenhower the same military rank he resigned before running for the presidency in 1952 New courtmartial setup committee of Army general officers has recommended discarding the traditional summary and special courtsmartial which have been convicting about 50000 GIs a year for minor offenses such as being AWOL Military commanders would be given the same judicial powers under the plan and a GI could appeal to a general court martial from his commanders decision French to test Hbomb PARIS Prance soon may explode a hydrogen borfib at Hoggar in the middle Sahara French De fense Minister Pierre Messmer revealed Ruling worries Playboy CHICAGO Playboy magazine has told the US Supreme Court that its latest ruling on censorship might put the magazine out of business The maga zine said a Jan 23 decision upholding the legal prin ciple of state and city censorship threatened to trig ger a series of ordinances which may destroy Play boys economic future Playboy said its problem was that one mans sophistication was another mans smut bank fraud LANSING Mich The FBI arrested a former bank official and his business associate and charged them with defrauding the Dart National Bank at nearby Mason of Hove they saved lives Nicholas asks study on highway curbs AMES UPI The Iowa Highway Commission Wednes day approved a re search project to remove curbs from primary high ways but some commission ers said the curbs might actually aid safety William H Nicholas Clear Lake Republican acting as chairman said the removal of the curbs has been used as a political gimmick for years Republican Gov Norman Erbe has made it plain on several occasions that he thinks the curbs should be removed at the earliest possible mo ment The removal was urged by Erbe during his campaign for governor and expressed even more strongly at his budget hearings last Decem ber Commissioner Jo S Stong Keosauqua Republican asked that the research project also contain a section to deter mine if the curbs might not be more of a help than a men ace to drivers Stong said his own driving experiences had led him to be lieve the curbs provided some benefits as well as burdens Erbe said last December that during his campaign more complaints were leveled at the curbs on narrow pri mary roads than any other aspect of state government He told the highway commis sion then that he wanted them to come up with a way to re in o v e the without spending the money to widen the roads at the same time Several years ago the high Way commission embarked on a curb removal and road widening program but this was scrapped in favor of more road construction rather than reconstruction The study will begin on nearly 25 miles of highway in central Iowa The curbs will be removed with special curbbreakers and he broken edges repaired with Carious types of concrete Research Engineer Stephen E Roberts said the program is aimed at finding a method to remove the curbs which will be practical both from an economic and engineering standpoint Stong asked the research department to investigate ac cident reports to see if the curbs have prevented more accidents than they have caused The public dislikes a lot of things that are good for them Stong said He said the curbs might still be useful but probably should be on wider roads Nicholas who was defeated by Erbe in the Republic an gubernatorial primary last year said the state has spent millions of dollars put ting them the curbs on Lets make sure before take them off I wonder if they havent saved many lives Nicholas added Roberts said he didnt know if accident reports would indi cate the safety factor of the curbs but promised to check into it The exact mileage of the curbs on 18 and 20foot roads is not known Nonatomic arms buildup WASHINGTON m President Kennedy said Wednesday the Defense Department has recom mended an increase in conven tional weapons strength The President also told a news conference that the administra tion has reached no decision on whether there should be any stepup in nuclear weapons capa bility As to the Pentagon recom mendation for an increase in conventional weapons power Kennedy said he will take about two weeks before making any judgment on it The question about the na tions conventional and nuclear power policy under the Kennedy administration stemmed from a controversy over how far Secre tary of State Dean Rusk had gone in recommendations to the Defense Department Tuesday Rusk issued a statement to clarify a memorandum he sent i would be any shift from the recently to the Defense Departjnuclear weapons concept He ment He said this country said McNamara was talking should bolster its conventional about a general strengthening forces while maintaining nuclear striking effectiveness He said Defense Secretary Robert McNamara had com pleted a reappraisal of this coun trys entire defense strategy and part of his recommendation is to strengthen conve n t i o n a 1 forces But he denied that this of our armed forces At the start of the conference Kennedy made these announce ments before opening the ses sion to questions 1 For the first time since last July there was no net outflow of gold from the United States this week Kennedy commented Eeeek LONSLESAUNIER France were standing in line at the birthsmar riagesanddeaths counters at the town hall Tuesday when a man walked in naked as Adam Women screamed The man hesitated momentarily then disappeared A policeman quicklyVcaught the nude stroller who ex plained that he was an army draftee who had just under gone his medical and got lost in the corridors The Weather orth Iowa Fair Wednesday night lows in lower 20s Fair and warmer with increasing southwesterly winds Thurs day highs in the 50s owa Fair Wednesday night lows 20s northeast to 30s southwest Fair and warmer with strong southwesterly winds Thursday highs in the 60s Further outlook Partly cloudy and cooler Friday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 8 degrees above normal Normal highs are in the middle 30s north east to lower 40s southwest Normal lows 15 to 20 north east to lower 20s southwest Warmer Thursday turning cooler Friday and Saturday and then warmer again Sun day Precipitation will be 10 to 20 inch in the southeast torship will and lesser amounts the way where falling as showers ror unjon Hoffa in charge again WASHINGTON R Hoffa Wednesday won his three year battle with the board of monitors assigned to clean up the Teamsters Union Federal District Judge F Dickinson Letts who estab ished the momtorship author ized the union to call a convpi tion When the convention is held the board of monitors will automatically go out of busi ness I Hoffa intends to run for re election as president of the 17 millionmember union along with other top officers and he almost certainly will win eas ily HE THUSill regain full con trol of the Teamsters free oi supervision by the monitors anc the courts Moving swiftly to follow hrough on Judge Letts ruling Hoffa laid plans to hold he convention in midMay in Miami F1 a He told report e r s freedom from the mon about Sunday or Monday Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer showers High Thurs day near 50 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 42 Minimum 14 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 3 GIVE generously to your Mason City GlobeGazette newspaperboy to keep RADIO FREE EUROPE on the air HOFFA to launch big o r g a n i zing drives in he airlines and in t h e industrial out far beyond the Teamsters primary juris diction over truck drivers and warehouse men His ambitious organizing plans raise the prospect of a war with the AFLCIO which xpelled the Teamsters on cor ruption charges in 1957 THE THREEMAN board of monitors has been practically dormant for several months be cause it has gotten bogged down in litigation and lacks a chair man The monitors came close last spring to breaking Hoffas power but then a series of opin ions by the US Court of Ap peals turned the tide Judge Letts established the threeman board of monitors in January 1958 to settle a law suit by insurgent Teamsters The insurgents had charged that Hoffas election the previ ous fall was rigged SAME DATEWO49 Photofax TRIAL STARTS Victor Feguer accused kidnaper and killer arrives at the Federal Building in Waterloo for pre liminaries leading to his trial He has been held for the slay ing of Dr Edward Bartels Dubuque Feguer has been judged mentally competent to stand trial Walkout called on MARSHALLTOWN UPI Four railroad operating brotherhoods called a strike Wednesday on I the Minneapolis St Louis divi sion of the Chicago North western Railway The strike of about 1700 oper ating employes was set for 6 p m Thursday the unions said in a joint statement THE UNIONS involved are the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers t h Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen and the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen The strike action was taken Antitrading stamp bill gets approval HELENA Mont UPI Montanas legislature sent to Gov Donald 0 Nutter Tuesday a trading stamp bill originally described by its sponsor as a kill em dead measure The North Western order issued last measure would require 19 directing tram crews to store giving trading stamps from Marshalltown through buy a S100 license and pay lo Albiaan additlonal tax of 2 per cent on its gross24 miles contractual that this signifies that confi dence in the dollar throughout the world is being restored 2 West Germanys Chancellor Konrad Adenauer will visit Washington April 1213 at Kennedys invitation The Presi dent said he is looking forward to meeting Adenauer and having an exchange of views 3 KENNEDY SAID he had signed an executive order creat ing a Peace Corps of Young Americans who will serve abroad in providing aid to un derdeveloped nations The corps will operate at first on a pilot basis Kennedy said but he also is asking Congress to enact legislation which would make the corps a permanent opera tion 4 Kennedy said there is not sufficient evidence at hand to indicate an upturn has takea place in the economy This fifth Kennedy news con ference drew 398 newsmen The President wearing a dark gray suit white shirt and navy blue tie was calmly matterof fact throughout the entire 30 minute session THE QUESTIONS and an swers ranged over these addi tional areas WILLIAMS Kennedy said in his opinion Asst Secretary of State G Mennen Williams has done very well on his cur rent tour of African nations I am wholly satisfied with his mission Kennedy said A remark by Williams that he favors Africa for Africans the brotherhoods said because has touched off criticism in al of management refusal to rec ognize and abide by provisions of existing agreements between the M St L and its former op erators Northwestern purchased the M St L last year The brotherhoods said it was understood that the uniform railroad work contracts signed in 1952 with the old manage ment of the M St L would be honored by the North Western THE CASE cited by the unions strike action involves aj lied capitals and in this country Williams has said be was talk ing of all Africans whatever their race EDUCATION Kennedy said the Constitution clearly pro hibits distribution of federal aid for education to private and parochial schools that Supreme Court decisions have made this very clear tor receipts On the inside Clear Lake News Pages 1011121314 Society News 151617 Sports 1920 North Iowa News 21 Latest Markets 28 Mason City News2829 Editorials 32 Comics 33 agreements they said Formerly the unions said the crews operated only from Marshalltown to the Oskaloosa division Thedistance between Marshalltown and Oskaloosa is about 50 miles The unions said they ordered their men not to turn in time Collins named head of Knoxville bank KNOXVILLE UPI Long time banker and businessman Jackson L Jay Collins Wed nesday was named president of the embezzlementshaken Com munity National Bank and Trust Co Collins 68 a vice president and board member of the bank and one of its largest single stockholders was named by the slips for the additional 24 miles board of directors lo succeed portion This they said would not put the brotherhoods in the position of accepting the man agement order the late Eldon L Job who com mitted suicide last Friday after confessing embezzling about from the bank 500 young people wanted for new US Peace Corps WASHINGTON OP Presi dent Kennedy Wednesday es tablished a temporary Peace Corps of young Americans to be sent overseas and sent a special message to Congress calling for creation of such a helping hand agency on a permanent basis He expressed hope 500 per sons will be working in foreign countries by tht end of the year The White House followed up with a message to Congress recommending the permanent establishment The President defined the corps as a pool of trained American men and women sent overseas for two or three years by the U S government or by private organizations and institutions to help foreign countries meet their urgent needs for skilled manpower Kennedy said the partici pants will work without pay live as their foreign counter parts do and speak the native language The initial reactiom to the Peace Corps propose art con vincing proof that we have in this country immense res ervoir of such men and wom en anxious to sacrifice their energies and time and toil to the cause of world peace and human progress Kennedys statement said The corps will be organized under the State Department Kennedy said its director has not yet been appointed Hlf brother in 1 w Sergeant Shriver has been organizing the program At the end of their duty they will receive a small lever ance pay to help them durlnf their first weeks back In the United States Peace corps not be exempt from lelecffve service   

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