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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ttw VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION Thenews paper that makes Jall North lowans Associated and United Press Internationa Full Leasa Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1961 neighbors 7c a Paper Consists of Two No 28t GM plants closing Blame local issues FROM QBE WIKE SERVICES United Auto Workers union Monday went on strike against General Motors in the biggest automotive strike in history and it appeared the giant corporations car opera tions would be shut down com pletely in short order Within an hour after the strike officially beganat 10 am more than175000 of GMs 310000 UAW workers their jobs and had walked off most of the re One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm Sun KWLC Decorah 1210 pm Sun ViOl Ames 640 am Tues WTADQuincy 930 pm Thurs WStJI Iowa City 910 am Sit Adenauer is Germanys father image ADVANTAGE which Kon rad Adenauer would seem to have over Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt on the eve of Germanys national elections Sept 17 is reminiscent of 1944 when Frank lin D Roosevelt locked horns with the then young Thomas Dewey Then as now the war cry was Dont change horses in midstream It was FDRs fourth term it would be Ade nauers third The parallel isnt of course precise America was in the closing stages of historys great est war while West Germanys crisis is in the nature of a threat by the Kremlin Most Germans according to all the indications at this time believe the 85 year old Chancellor of the Federal Republic is better equipped to deal with that threat than the 47year old Brandt By many Adenauer is referred to as Ger manys George Washington In the dozen years since Ade nauer former mayor of Cologne has been head of the German government he has established himself as a sort of human Rock of Gibraltar His people know exactly where he stands on all questions He has avoided both extremes He is a middle oftheroader in much the same way that Dwight D Eisenhower was In contrast Willy Brandt in his comparatively brief career has done just a bit of wobbling Almost as a beardless youngster of 17 he committed himselfto the Social Democratic Party with a philosophy well to the left of center In 1937 at age 23 Willy fought with the Spanish Republicans Communist backed against Francos Ger manbacked Loyalists In 1940 when Norway was overwhelmed by the Nazis Brandt who had fled Germany put on a Norwegian uniform and thus escaped detection as an antiNazi German Released thej same year he fled to Sweden and was granted Norwegian citizenship by Norways govern ment in exile After divorce from his first wife in 1944 Brandt married a Norwegian woman with whom he worked in the antiNazi un derground in Sweden Only after Hitlers overthrow did Brandt return to Germany Two years j later 1947 he regained German citizenship Quite obviously he has always preferred adventure to safety But this has not contributed to his reputation for stability j Those in the rival political campj havent been above calling at tention to his illegitimate birth on his changing of name from Herbert Karl Frahm to Willy Brandt and to his wartime divorce j Even less admirable is thej hushhush recollection that such war activity as Brandt has had has been against German sol diers Adenauers minister of defense Franz Joseph Strauss has even gone so far as to sug gest that anybody who worked against the Nazis for whatever reason must be considered a security risk Brandts Social Democratic Party dates from the mid19th century Founded in 1863 it op posed entrenched aristocracy Though possessed of a Marxian oriented background it has tra ditionally been opposed to com Continued on 2 CLOUDY North Iowa Mostly cloudy with chance of locally heavy rains southeast Monday night and occasional rain or drizzle Tuesday Cooler Monday night lows in mid 50s Highs Tues day 6267 Iowa Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain south anc east Monday night and south east and extreme south Tues day Heavy rains likely south east and extreme south Cold er Lows Monday night 40s northwest to lower 60s south east Highs Tuesday 5560 northwest 6570 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy show ers Fair and continued cool Highs Tuesday in 60s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 89 Minimum 53 Precipitation 11 Sunrise Sunset Globe Gazette weather up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum data SAME Iowa Safetj Department Bifuresl Black Flag Means irafflo Death ID Pist 24 Hours mainder were expected to join them The UAM national leadership left it up to individual locals whether to strike ornot Most did The International Union of Electrical Workers and GM an nounced they were extending their contract deadline from 10 am Monday until midnight Thursday The IUE represents some 25000 GM hourly rated workers As the strikes erupted the UAW announced in a statement that a stalemate had developed in negotiations on noneconomic nationallevel issues A main snag the union said demand for more lib time from machines and assembly lines to care for personal needs of the workers The UAW said the question of adequate relief is a matter of dispute in a large number of plants especially Fisher Body assembly plants and the Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac assembly plants The UAW said it was prepared to settle on a proposal made by management of the Oldsmobile main plant at Lansing Mich with a proviso that each worker should be relieved from his job for not less than 24 minutes daily with the added stipula tion This provision shall not interfere with any mutually sat isfactory local practice Leonard Woodcock UAW vice president said the unions re lief time proposal was taken un der study by the company and was intended to unlock negotia tions but that instead they went the other way GM vice president and chief negotiator Louis G Seaton said the strike was an unnecessary hardship for our more than 300 000 hourly employes The strike was needless he said be cause the basic economic is sues were resolved satisfactorily six days ago UAW President Walter P Reuthcr said I regret that GM workers found it necessary to strike We have said all along bat we were not looking for a fight We were looking for answers We extended the con tract twice and ngful progress made mean Gu AN OIL DRUM RIDES HURRICANES FLOOD WATER IN DOWNTOWN GALVESTON coast riding Photofax its wi ildest urncane GALVESTON Tex la termed the most intense hurri cane aimed at the Texas coast this century lashed Louisiana and Texas with 173mileanhour rinds and battering 11foot tides day while the center still was out at sea People left Corpus Christi who never left before said John Stal lings of the Corpus Christi Caller MonTimes More than 400000 persons fled the coast in Texas and Louisiana in one of historys major flights the Red Cross said At 2 pm Carla roared in the Gulf of Mexico 15 miles due east of Corpus Christi The 173mile wind at Port Aransas near Corpus Christi was estimated by the Bureau At that hour the 30milewide eye was expected to strike land He says phooey on credit Now its cosh cards WASHINGTON UPI Onetime farm boy Connie B Gay now a millionaire has opened a nationwide campaign to substitute a cashdiscount system for the credit card The average American is in debt to his eyeballs Gay a Washington broadcasting executive said Trouble is hes in so deep hes afraid to look at how much its costing him The drawling 47yearold out of Lizzard Lick N C calls his new organization the Cash Card International Club It will work this way Members would pay for a cash card By presenting this card to participating merchants when making cash purchases they would receive discounts ranging from 5 to 40 per cent Gay said this would enable the average District of Colum bia family for example to save not only the it pays yearly in credit charges but an average of S18748 more The American people work over two months out of twelve to reimburse their creditors he said Some never catch up It is estimated the average American family is only three months from financial failure Corpvi Chrltfl Browntvlllt turnout for school vote Although far from heavy vot ing in the Mason City school election Monday was running well ahead of that in the last two previous years Up to 2 pm the vote Monday totaled 366 as compared with 268 at the same hour a year ago and 165 in 1959 A fourman contest for three seats on the board sparked the voting The three directors seek ing reelection Dr J E Christ opherson Robert H Shepard and Ralph Wallace are being challenged by Gilbert Bovard The three receiving the highest number of votes will be elected The polls close at 7 pm Ballots were being cast at eight voting places First School Administration Building sec nod Waterworks third Court house fourth McKinley School fifth Pritchard Motor Co isixth Roosevelt Junior High BERLIN East German Communists rejected PATH OF HURRICANE CARLA AP Photofax N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Allied warning rejected this afternoon between Aransas Pass andMatagorda Bay 75 miles northeast Farm losses will be close to million said John White Texas agriculture commissioner Galveston island city of 75000 from which 15000 fled was com pletely isolated At Port Aransas on lowlying Mustang Island just off the Texas coast 55 persons remained includ ing a few citizens and a detach ment ofCoast Guardmen 15 feet off the ground in an elevated wuse They had no choice except to Ide out the wind and tides All switch from summer to fall over j communications to them were cut he weekend from hot and humid As far inland as Bay 20 miles from the coast Carla s slash Mercury in tailspinCod rain prevail By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas weather made a quick o cool and rainy The ninfall measured up to 250 nches at Turin in Monona Coun y and 170 at Pisgah in Harrison County Estherville had 115 inches and several other places had less han half an inch also in the 24 lours ended early Monday Many points had light rain or ing winds ripped out power service and telephone communications At Port Lavaca on Matagorda Bay 9200 of the citys 10000 per sons left for high ground and winds reached 70 mph Shortly after daybreak tides surged to 107 feet above normal at Port Aransas drizzle early Monday and the in dications were that heavier show ers and thunderstorms woold de elop in the northwest later Mon day and spread across the state Tuesday The rain is expected to continue er the state Tuesday and in he southeast portion on Wednes lay Highest temperatures seventh S R Chevrolet gar a warning against interference in the Herirangedfrom near 70 in the north age and eighth National corridors and said it was time to put Allied air jwost to the lower 80s in the south Armory The vote oclock Prec 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th by precincts at 2 1959 10 22 20 14 37 20 34 1960 13 29 45 17 68 25 44 27 1961 36 35 76 42 59 44 61 13 Pho x IKE TURNS BATTLEFIELD GUIDE Former President Eisenhower hand to chin at left center talks about Civil War battles on the famed Gettys burg Pa battlefield as he takes a group of 42 fresh men Republican congressmen on a personallycon ducted tour The Congressmen came here from Wash Cancer fatal to actor Carrillo SANTA MONICA Calif Parades kids the acting pro fession and Californias connec tions with its Spanish beginnings i now are poorer Leo Carrillo is dead Mr California succumbed in his sleep Sunday in his Mexi canstyle canyon ranch home to eight years ravages of cancer His age which Carrillo con cealed and his smiling vigor be lied was a remarkable 81 Carrillo whose fbrebearersj helped settle and govern early California was an actor more than 55 years PROTEST PLANNED TOKYO WThc Foreign Of fice said Japan will protest the Soviet Unions designation of an impact area irt the central Pa cific for a scries of rockcl tests ington and were met at the General Robert E Lee beginning Wednesday The cen statue shown in background where the tour started iral Pacific is a fishing area access to the city under East German administration Tornado rocks small town KAPLAN La More than a thousand groggy residents of Kaplan poked around in the rubble of their homes after a tornado cut a 19block swath through this small south Louisiana ricegrowing community The tornado a byproduct of Hurricane Carlas massive power left a monthold baby girl dead and 39 persons injured Situation less tense NEW DELHI India Prime Minister Nehru said he thought the world situation was a little less tense than it was At an impromptu airport news conference on his return from Moscow the prime minister said however anything can happen Khrushchev encouraged STALINGRAD Khrushchev chose the Soviet Unions bloodiest battleground of World War II to tell his people he sees encouraging rays of hopes of settling the BerlinGerman crisis peacefully He predicted there will be negotiations The premier said a nuclear war would create great destruction in the Soviet Union but asserted that imperialists would be Castro regime defied HAVANA Roman Catholic demonstrators shouting Cuba yes Russia no fought police Sun day night in an unusual show of defiance of the Cas tro regime Word that the Interior Ministry had east Comparative readings on Sunday were from 86 degrees at Spencer Lamoni and Sioux City to 92 at Davenport Mason City had 89 Monday morning temperatures ranged all the way from 51 de grees at Spencer to 71 at Daven port Mason City had 53 Armour signs new contract Armour Co has signed new threeyear contract with two unions providing for com pensation to experienced workers who lose theirjobs to automation Details on page Other features on the inside pages of this edition Editorials Page 4 News Quiz 7 Society News 789 Clear Lake News 10111213 Sports1516 North Iowa News 17 Latest Markets 18 Mason City News1819 Comics 20 Transit Schedule 24 Sheet metal poles broken glass and trees flew through the air in Corpus Christi National Guards men patrolled against looting Corpus Christi reported nearly five inches of rain since midnight and the deluge continued Thou sands of telephones went out of j operation there Surging waves tossed a Monday shrimp boat atop a 15foot sea wall All of North Beach at Corpus Christi flooded It is crowded with beach houses and motels Water rose four feet above the docks in Galveston a major Gulf Coast shipping point About 200 beach homes on stilts below the seawall crumbled under the battering waves and washed away Dreamland Cafe a pier structure caved into the Gulf during the night Galvestons John Sealy Hospi tal a part of the University of Texas Medical Center which draws patients from throughout the state had only 10 per cent I of its electricity and power op erating At Texas City across a bay from Galveston Island the in dustrial City was under eight feet of water reported Civil De fense Director Kirby Smith Res cue teams began taking the re maining 1600 to 1800 persons out of shelters to higher ground using amphibious vehicles and highwheeled trucks Most of the citys 35000 citizens fled Sunday banned a religious procession sent the demonstrators jmarksjolci into a fit of anger and they started to march on the Presidential Palace The high winds threatened the Lower Rio Grande Valleys million citrus crop still on the trees Winds of 65 mph jknwked mature fruit from ex posed trees Schools closed in the valley Cameron La storm tcrof the 1957 Hurricane Audrey has disclosed he willjdisastcr that killed 590 leave by plane Tuesday on aeightfoot tides crept up thf visit to the Congp courthouse steps TO VISIT CONGO UNITED NATIONS UPI Secretary General Dag Ham
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