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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 14, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowat Daily Newspaper Edited far Hw CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 100 The n e w s p a p e r that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Prat tad United Preu Ful Wiret MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 14 1961 7o Paper Consists of Two Nt f Hoffa tightens Bridges links WASHINGTON AP Sen John L McClellan DArk said today alliances linking allegedly Communistdominated labor un ions and James R Hoffas Team sters could wield lethal and monopolistic power He called for enactment of legislation to curb them Hoffa testified Friday he was has Retailing its problems Big battles under way By CREIGHTON FOLEY NEW YORK Businessmen generally are biding their time waiting somewhat impatiently for the consumer to decide when he is going to turn loose any ex tra cash he may have or exer cise any give he may have in his installment paying routine In retail circles themselves there are all kinds of battles under way some getting pretty including the gasoline and oil people That oldie the struggle of downtown stores against the suburban shopping centers is still very much with us The competition of old line stores with discount stores now is being further complicated by the rush of many traditional firms into one form or another of discount selling The small store the single store still must cut its cloth to fit the rivalry from the big chains And theres the age old battle more acute than usual perhaps the competition of various types of retail outlets for a bigger share of the con sumer dollar Example Will you spend your money for a new car this fall For home furnishings For clothing Or for better and higher priced foods Retailers in these special lines would like to know Each can give you an argument as to why you should give him a bigger share of your spendable income Many merchants see better days ahead for their individual firms because of the trend to ward diversifying their sales tactics Downtown department stores especially those in the big chains have increased their suburban outlets markedly in the last few years Many have challenged the dis count stores by cutting their own prices Others have started discount outlets of their own The variety stores and the mail order houses have joined in this trend Since consumers have shown i a marked preference for hardly a new thing in the history of competition has led to much profitmargin trimming always in the hope that increased sales volume will make up for it At the same time that bargain hunters have been having a I field day the stores have reJ ported another seemingly con trary trend Luxury items are selling better and prices on the rare items are setting records The consumer seems to be saying hell pay for what he wants especially if it is new or rare On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 The Surveyor S Church Features 67 Mason City News 89 Society News 10 Sports North Iowa News Business News Transit strengthening his mutual assist ance pact with Harry Bridges West Coast longshoremens union and also has an alliance with the Mine Mill and Smelter Workers Union Bridges union and the mine workers union were expelled from the CIO in 1950 on charges of following Communist policies Iowa Fair through Sunday Warmer Sunday Low Satur day night 3540 High Sunday in 60s Outlook for Monday Generally fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 58 Minimum 34 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 53 Mock battles flare in air defense test WASHINGTON AP A mock but mighty aerial war flared high in the skies over theNorth American continent Saturday At noon hundreds of jet inter ceptor planes began screaming aloft from runways in the United States and Canada Antiaircraft missile launchers pointed toward targets although they fired no actual missiles Jet bombers headed down from near the polar regions They flew far aloft or hugged the ter rain to escape radar detection over routes Soviet pilots likely would take in strikes toward tar gets From noon to midnight no air liner no civilian plane would be airborne while the air maneuvers soared above over 14million square miles of the continent and its seaward environs SPECIAL BED TRIVANDRUM India S Ambassador John Kenneth Galbraith who is 6foot8 was provided a special bed Satur day during a visit here In questioning Hoffa the Senate Internal Security subcommittee labeled both unions as nist dominated I dont know whether they are Communistdominated or not Hoffa said of the two unions There will be no pact between the Teamsters Union and any or ganization so convicted Hoffa said the pacts with the two unions were aimed solely at labor solidarity and had no political or ideological implica tions At the outset of the hearing Hoffa declared that he welcomed a chance to testify under oath that Hoffa was not a Communist has not associated with Communists is not a Communist and never intends to be Four officials of the mine work ers union followed Hoffa ft the witnessstand One a Bernard W Stern re search director swore he was not a Communist and wasnt one a year ago or two years ago How ever he refused to say whether he was a member of the Commu nist party three years ago or in 1945 when he got his union job Stern invoked the 5th Amendment protected against being com pelled to give testimony thai might be selfincriminating The three other ofifcials callec to the stand were Irving Dichter secretarytreasurer Harold San derson comptroller and Alberl C Skinner western vice presi dent They have been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment by filing false nonCom munist affidavits Nathan Witt their lawyer ob jected that if the subcommittee questioned them about commu nism it might prejudice their cases in event of a retrial Mc Clellan tentatively upheld the ob jection but ordered all four back for another hearing Nov 6 Dich ter and Sanderson gave some testimony but Skinner was on the stand only long enough to agree to return in November IKE TAKES MAMIE FOR FIRST DRIVE Dwight Photofax D Eisenhower gets behind the wheel to drive his day obtained his first drivers license since leaving wife Mamie to his 71st birthday party This Mrs the presidency and taking up permanent residence Eisenhower said is the very first time Ive ever rid den with him at the wheel Eisenhower 71 Satur at his Gettysburg farm Ike drove to his son Johns home for a birthday celebration Too much talk but not enough action in Iowa civilian defense By DAN PERKES DBS MOINES has been too much talk and not enough action on the organization of a workable civil defense pro gram for Iowa a State Civil De fense official said this week We spent a lot of time during the last two years listening to a lot of government gobbledegook That is whats wrong with our civil defense program said Nich olas Scholtus of CedarRapids one of the nine members of the State ivil Defense Administration Other members of the board didnt disagree Some felt they have been get ting too many statistics too many ideas and too many words to get a workable civil defense program implemented Perhaps in an effort to wipe the slate clean and start anew the board Friday accepted the resig nation of C E Ben Fowler who has been state civil defense direc tor since 1953 The resignation demanded by Gov Norman Erbe is effective next March 1 Only Scholtus voted against accepting it I believe that we cant save people we cant warn or instruct what to do said Chairman Frank P Williams of Cedar Falls This should be the basis for a state program If we do this he added er government agencies can han dle the problems of eating medi cal aid and cleanup Williams offered his own seven point program to meet state civil defense needs The program which will be studied closely in the months ahead by other members of the Doard calls for A speedup in the installation of fallout alarm units called NEAR in individual homes SAME DIES OF INJURIES DES MOINES Edison 68 died Friday of in juries suffered Sept 30 when his car hit a tree here 1M2 15 1718 18 COMPLICATED KINSHIP SUNDBYLEND England Marjorie Patterson 22 Saturday married her brother Dennis Hamlley there by becoming her own sislcrin law Photofax PLAN VIET NAM TRIP Gen Max Gen Taylor heads a group including well D Taylor President Ken Rostow leaving Oct 15 for Viet Nam nedys military adviser and Walt VV to evaluate the political and military Rostow White House special assistant situation there and report back to Pres on security affairs look over a map in ident Kennedy Gen Taylors office in Washington N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Yank guilty ATHENS Greece Roger Ranney Chanute Kan was found guilty of two premeditated man slaughters and was sen tenced to death by a Greek Court He had been accused of killing two Greek seamen whose bodies never have been found Workers recalled DETROIT Ford Mo tor Co has sent out or ders recalling nearly 39 000 workers on Monday but unsettled disputes at several important plants are holding up a full back to work move ment at the strikecrip pled auto firm Pact signed E LISABETHVILLE Congo The United Na tions Command in the Congo has announced the signing of a ceasefire agreement with Katanga described as extending the provisional pact signed last month The agreement provides that prisoners taken by both sides during last months fighting will be ex changed Monday Reds on spot BERLIN The U S command has put it squarely up to the Rus sians to halt the reck less shooting by East German police along the EastWest Berlin border Mercury dips to near freezing Temperatures over Iowa dipped to near the freezing mark at some places Saturday morning but generally fair skies and moderate afternoon readings were expected The Weather Bureau said however that even lower tem peratures can be expected on Sunday morning The outlook is for lows of from 28 to 32 de grees in the northeast The overnight readings Sat urday included Mason City 34 degrees Spencer 35 Cedar Rapids 38 and Waterloo 39 de grees Other lows ranged up to 44 degrees at Sioux Council Bluffs City and TOLLS INCREASE TORONTO Camu vice president of the St Law rence Seaway Authority says toll revenues should total more than million this year an increase of about from 1960 A conservation of information material on civil defense now in short supply by making it avail able to public libraries throughou Iowa instead of passing pani phlets out to everyone The legislature to give home owners with fallout shelters a credit on their property tax An increase of the emphasis on providing shelter space for city county and state government rec ords and officials Shelters for the protection of seeds and breeding stock The continuity of emergency manpower by utilizing retired na tional guardsmen and service or ganizations as immediate replace ments for the National Guard Williams said he doubted the feasibility of using a giant under ground cave near Douds as a shelter area for state government offices as suggested by the gov ernor Government employes in Des Moines could not reach the cave on time in a nuclear attack he said But he said the cave would ae a good site for storage of rec ords seed and breedingstock Ironically only one of the 11 people most concerned about civil defense in Iowa at governor ninemember board and a fallout shelter Dr Shierk the mayor of Al gona said he had an above ground shelter in his back yard Other members of the board in dicated they are thinking or are in the process of constructing shelters at or near their homes Irbe said he is looking into the ossibility of having a shelter juilt in the basement of the ex ecutive mansion Fowler has said he plans to in stall a shelter near his duplex apartment in Des Moines Hassle on sale of jets Slav deal criticized WASHINGTON US sale of 135 Sabre Jet fighters to Communist Yugoslavia has run into quick and sharp criticism from some members of Congress Two senators urged the deal be canceled and Rep Otto Passman DLa said the transaction bor ders on treason The package deal in which eight Yugoslav air force men are being trained at Penin Air Force Base dis closed Friday by the State De partment The reason for the transaction aid the State Department was o help Yugoslavia stay free of Soviet domination f The sale of the US surplus all veather F86D interceptor planes s by far the largest US arms ransaction with Belgrade since Yugoslavias President Tito halt ed arms aid to his country in 1957 The State Department said Yu goslavia paid or the planes and the training It was a business transaction that did not involve foreign aid the department said But in Monroe La Passman termed the transaction as phony as a bill and he added If here was a sale at all which I doubt the planes cost the Yugo slav government only a small faction of the planes cost and he Communist government used money given to them by this country to pay for the aircraft It borders on treason and makes me sick to see our country do something like this Sen John Tower RTex said in Louisville Ky that the Yu goslav airmen shouldbe shipped total embargo placed on aid to Yugoslavia He said there has never been any doubt in his mind that Tito was in league with the Soviet Union to further world socialism In Seattle Wash Sen Henry M Jackson DWash said the Kennedy administration should consider canceling the arrange ment because of views expressed jy Tito in the recent meeting of neutrals in Belgrade Officials said the package deal was costing Yugoslavia mil lion Each plane is being sold for flOOOO they said The Sabre Jets declared surplus last year orig inally cost apiece State Department press officer Lincoln White said the decision to send the aircraft to Yugosla via was taken in midJanuary shortly before President Kennedy succeeded Dwight D Eisenhower in the White House Washes feet in 24hour laundry SPARTANBURG SC AP Policeman R K Hines made a urn around the block and came ack after he saw a man putting lis feet in an automatic washing machine in a 24hour public aundry By the time Hines returned the man had made a complete change of clothing too Hines cided against making an arrest As far as I know theres no aw against washing your feet in a public washing machine After all it was his 15 cents and his eet commented Hines To shoot or not shoot dad Terrible decision for lad SCHENECTADY NY W Can many say they faced a harder decision than that be fore Paul Berrian at age 11 His father was drunk and pointing a gun at his mother What decision was Paul to make He made a horrible deci sion an assistant district at torney said and right or wrong he will live with this the rest of his life Paul a goodlooking intelli gent boy in the fifth grade of an elementary school across the road from the Berrian home in suburban Rotterdam shot his father to death I picked up the other gun and told him to slop it But he wouldnt listen to me and I shot him Paul said These were the vents in the small neat Berrian home in the early morning hours Friday as recounted by police Harold Berrian 43 out of work since a heart attack three months ago returned home af ter a round of drinking He was in a rage He claimed he had been given a ticket for speeding but po lice say this was not so He awaked his wife Rose 36 and began to berate her At one point ho smashed his fist through a plasterboard wall Paul his sister Linda 14 and brother John 4 were roused by the noise Berrian carried two 12 gauge shotguns from a bed room loaded them placed one on a table and pointed the other at his wife He threatened to kill her and the children Mrs Berrian and Linda struggled with Berrian trying to wrest the weapon from him Then Paul picked up the other gun off the table and made his decision It was the first time the boy ever fired a gun The charge struck his father in the back He is a very intelligent boy and was fully aware of what he did said Asst Dist Atty Henry Bradt No charge was pit ltd against the youngster   

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