Saturday, September 2, 1961

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North I owans neig hbors AuoclUO tad Vnu full Wire MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1961 7o Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection On No 2tt Heavy tornado loss in North Iowa Reuthers goal Look at books GM refuses to give in By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau Pricing poli cies in the automobile industry as in most industries are close ly held secrets United Automo bile Workers President Walter Eeuther has been trying for years to get a look at the books This is in line with Heathers open conviction that labor rightfully should partici pate with management in indus trial policy affairs The foregoing is the back ground for the UAWs unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board against General Motors virtually on the eve of expira tion of contracts with the Big Three makers The UAW in its 194546 dispute with GM attempted to make an issue of the companys ability to pay It filed charges similar to the present ones but with drew them after settlement of wage issues in March 1946 The NLRB dismissed the complaint against the corporation with prejudice The UAW in 1958 when its principal goal was a profitsharing system made a second attempt to get a look at GMs books GM consistently has replied that its priceprofits policy and indeed its accounts in general are none of the unions business In 1958 moreover each of the Big Three auto manufacturers refused to give a Kefauver Sen ate subcommittee investigating socalled administered prices detailed information on costs sales and income on the ground that to do so might lead to com petitive disadvantage violate the spirit of the antitrust laws T WHARF QUEEN Armed and ready to defend her apartment on Bos tons historic T AP Photofax 27 years noted that the firm had put up fences forming a barricade between Wharf is Maria Kimthe east and west ends of the wharf her demolition so she hung the above sign just for even though the owner has sent out fun from her still insists eviction notices to all residents Mrs they will have to pitch me out with a Kimball who has lived on the wharf for bulldozer Russ Ablast likely to be followed by US testing and prejudice collective bargain ing negotiations It may be apocryphal but there is a persistent story in Detroit industry circles to the effect that when Henry Ford II took control of the family busi ness in September 1945 nobody in the Ford Motor Company knew just exactly what it did cost to produce a single auto mobile It is interesting in this connection to recall that his grandfather in 1923 sold 21 mil lion cars for the record low fob price of S295 and made profits of nearly million Harlow H Curtice then pres ident of GM in 1958 told the Kefauver group Increased wage costs have been the larg est single element in our rising costs But Reuther charged inj a statement submitted to thej subcommittee In every yTTICial ruling SOUght WASHINGTON UP Russias explosion of a nuclear test de vice in central Asia was ex pected to hasten a decision by President Kennedy on resump tion of U S nuclear weapons testing Wei informed officials now consider it likely Kennedy will make a decision early next week and that it will be to start up U S testing again The last U S test explosions were held in the fall of 1958 It was also learned that the administration is considering some modification of the se crecy policy covering this coun trys nuclear weapons arsenal The reason To give the Amer ican people and the world a better idea of the amount of atomic force available to the he declared was now being practiced by Russia But some of the Presidents advisers feel that the public here and abroad should be given a better idea of the pro portions of American strength United States for its own deand the military purposes for fense and the defense of its al lies Kennedy said Thursday after a meeting with Cabinet officials and congressional leaders that this countrys atomic weapons systems were wholly ade quate to deal with the policy of atomic blackmail which N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES since 1947 General Motors has been in a position to sell cheap er than its socalled competi DES MOINES The Iowa Board of Control has decided to ask for an attorney generals opinion on tors if the automobile industry whetner tne legislative interim committee has the were truly competitive in pric ing GM would have cut prices in an effort to get a larger share of the business not been cut Prices have power to rule on the hiring of individual state mental health experts The request for a legal opinion was the boards reaction to the action of the interim com mittee in rejecting a request to hire a psychiatrist at a salary of a year Figures made public by the subcommittee subse q u e n 11 yj showed that Fords per uni profits after taxes averaged S88 in 1954 in 1955 in 1956 and in 1957 GM prof its per unit averaged in 1954 in 1955 in 1956 and in 1957 A subcom mittee report filed in 1956 had indicated There was a stand ard which had not been changed in over 20 years a yield between 1 and 20 per cent ol the net capital employed over the years In the past eight years General Motors return has exceeded the standard it has established for itself Congress in 1958 required the manufacturer or importer of an automobile to display a price tag on each new car separately listing the suggested but not prices of the car and each This was aimed at various irregularities in car pricing But policy re mains something of a mystery Perhaps the profit sharing agreement with American Mo tori will give the UAW ils open ing wedge Protests US troops BERLIN Communist East Germany an nounced it had protested the reinforcement of the U S army garrison in Berlin by 1500 combatready troops American officials ignored the protest Nehru attacks Russia BELGRADE Indian Prime Minister Nehru warned that Russias new nuclear explosion has enhanced the danger of war He urgently called on Russia and the United States to negotiate now this crisis of human destiny Death toll climbs CHICAGO The traffic death rate is keeping pace with the National Safety Councils estimate of i boasted superbomb of 100 million 420 auto fatalities before the end of the long Labor tons Day weekend The count since the start of the holi day at 6 p m Friday showed 51 traffic deaths JFK watched carefully HYANNIS PORT Mass Extra security pre cautions were taken to guard President Kennedy from a dangerous heavily armed mental patient who has threatened to kill him The wanted man is How ard C Cooper 48 a former resident of Brookline a Boston suburb which it is designed Among otherobjectives they evidently would like to dramatize and I make understandable what they now call Russias policy of overkill That term was used by Ambas sador Arthur H Dean in a state ment at the White House follow ing a meeting with the President At the meeting Dean Reported on his fruitless negotiation with Rus sian representatives at Geneva on a nuclear weapons test ban treaty Referring to Soviet Prem ier Khrushchevs statements about development of a 100megation nuclear bomb Deansaid the Soviet policy is the policy of over kill The term comes from military sources and means the destruction of human life beyond the limits of military necessity The White House announced Friday the first Soviet nuclear ex plosion known to this country since Russia the United States and Britain imposed moratoriums and began their test ban confer ence at Geneva almost three years ago The device tested had a sub stantial yield in the intermediate subMegation range the state ment It was detonated in the atmosphere Officials said they had no way of knowing immediately what kind of devices the Soviets tried jout Friday The magnitude of the in blast estimated to be somewhere between 20000 tons and 500000 tons of equivalent TNT force was sufficiently large to warrant spec ulation that they were testing components of much Butler County area hit hard By JAMES OWENS GlobeGazette Staff Writer tornado Friday evening hammered its way across northern Butler County flattening buildings and crops on farms where it touched down A preliminary Red Cross sur vey late Friday night showed at least 12 farms in which major buildings were smashed and damage probably run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars Later it was learned that 21 farms had been affected to some extent Miraculously the only injuries reported were slight Two of hose hurt were Mr and Mrs 3enry Paul who were in their farm home just south of Greene when the twister literally tore their house to splinters about them The house was completely leveled as were farm buildings at the Paul farm but the Pauls thousand chickens were lost there in addition to the build ings Household belongings were scattered near where the house had stood and the force of the survived in a ground floor winds sucked jars of that had been their kitchen canned goods out of the base also and a number of cattle were killed A number of farms had large barns and other major outbuild ings wrecked but with houses re ceiving little or no damage In that category were farms operated by the Leslie Smiths Equally smashed were the house and farm buildings at the Fay Miller farm miles north of Dumont That was the point at which the northeastward moving tornado first touched down to start its 20mile run across the county The Millers saw the tornado coming and drove from their farm in a sons car then stopped on the crest of the hill and watched the storm blast the bulidings they had just left A ment and deposited them unRaymond Butzlaffs D u a n e broken on the ground outside A new second family car which had been left at the farm was badly damaged The Miller family were ten ants on the farm owned by Miss Effie McWilliams Another home that was wrecked although not complete ly reduced to kindling was at the John Asher farm east of Greene The barn and other buildings there were smashed Safety is Iowa byword over Labor Day holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The battle for highway safety was being fought Saturday with ruck and car headlight beams coffee highway patrol cars and safety tags Law enforcement officers ap propriately backed by labor groups and civic organizations were joining forces to make owas Labor Day holiday this ear the safest ever Because traffic accidents nor mally produce more holiday deaths than any other single cause much of the effort was centered on the highways Several thousand Iowa truck drivers were burning their head both day and night throughput the holiday period vhich started at 6 pm Friday and continues through Monday night The headlight beams are in ended as a reminder to motor sts to drive safely And autbori ies reported many drivels of private cars were taking up the idea as an additional reminder to their fellow motorists Gov Norman Erbe endorsed the headlight campaign pro moted by the Iowa Motor Truck Association and urged all mo torists to participate He also urged them to con tribute 10 miles an hour in the interests of is to ravel 10 miles an hour below the posted speed limits Safety Commissioner C 1 Pesch announced county sher iffs and the highway patrol would cooperate in patroling secondary roads There have been 53 more deaths on second ary roads this yearthan in the same period a year ago he said The threeday Labor Day weekend in 1959 brought 21 traf fic fatalities but the figure fell off to 10 last year Pesch re marked that I hope we can cut it to zero this year SHOWERS Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday Sunday widely scattered thun derstorms Saturday night and east and south Sunday Occa sional rain northwest Sunday Southerly winds 2540 miles an hour most of Saturday night Cooler extreme north west and extreme west Sun day Lows Saturday 60s north west to 70s southeast Highs Sunday 60s northwest to near 90 in the southeast GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum Precipitation 82 65 01 ADMIT MURDERS MIDLAND Tex Marie Stone 13 and John Edwin Meyer 32 offered no resistance when they were picked up here Friday Officers say the pair ad mits four murders including a double slaying at Belleville 111 Wednesday night Smiths Eldon Hausers Alvin JQunders Lawrence Paplows Roy Martzahns August Steers and Fred Hausers A windmill was down at the Edward Meyer home Other farms reported dam aged included those of Lewis Stille OrinNoel Fred Stille Emmet Keene Lawrence Dralle JakeMehmen and Har ley Ascher All were in the tornado path which crossed about two miles outh of Greene and then an gled northeastward only slight y before leaving Butler County At the Fred Hauser home a car that apparently had been in j garage was flipped onto its op in the farm drive entrance hen pinned under a fallen tree It was facing the road looking ike a beetle that had been killed with a leafy flyswatter on its way out of the storm path The garage was gone It was about when the destruction began in the area Between Dumont and Aredale Neighbors warned one another and nearly everyone reported taving been in some type of shelter when t h e main force struck One witness reported that there were two tornado fun nels moving together The tornado path was so nar row t h at a neighbor within yards of the demolished Miller home watched tele vi si on throughojut the moments of de struction without even losing electrical power or being aware of a storm However the tornado cut off elephone communications and lectricity throughout a large area before it had completed its path through Butler County GARAGE WRECKED Debris from the wrecked Photos by Walk garage was undamaged but couldnt be moved be house garage litters the yard of the Lawrence cause it was pinned in by beams moved by high Paplow farm south of Rockford following the tornado winds which struck the area Friday nightThe car in the GREAT DAMAGE Spectators look over the dam age done to the Roy IVJartzahn farm southwest of Greene by a tprnado Friday evening At the right is one of the three cars whichsuffered extensive dam age on the Martzahn farm At the left is all that mains of a large corn crib