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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspapei Edited for the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Th newspaper that makes all North l VOL 102 o wans neighbors HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 1962 10c a Paper Consists of Four One No 65 A sedan makes the best wife Much emotion over autos By HARRIET STIX New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK Men dream of sports cars but they marry Gene Bordinat a vice president and director of styling of the Ford Motor Company points out that there is an awful lot of emotion involved in buying a car More often than not people think they want something they really dont Thus when Ford brought out a car with a flip top roof for all those who said I like the idea of driving around with the roof down but I want a good metal top they found it went well for a year and then sales sagged These were people who found that in fact they really didnt like being exposed to the elements They just liked the idea of it In 1959 a lot of people saidthey wanted an austere car away with all chrome What they really wanted Bordinat says was a lower platform on which to pile the goodies heaters bucket seats hotted up motors chrome inside and out Given two cars at the same price theyll buy the gaudy one every time Many people blame this on that evergrowing menace Amer ican womanhood Women so the story goes are getting bossier and bossier now they have invaded that last citadel the purchase of the family car All those fancy colqrs the luxurious interiors and plush extras are there because manufacturers have to please the ladies t No such thing saysBordinat Men and women what the same things in a car though they may say it differently A fellow will kick the tires and look under the hood Bor dinat says buthe doesnt know a thing about them A woman will look at the color and the interior which is why the man buys too Thus Bordinat maintains a man will buy a pink car all on his own and then tell the boys its because his wife wanted it He buys her small car because she can handle it better and she just loves it In fact he talked her into loving it because its cheaper Most people say they agree that they want economy ahead of per formance But the first time someone beats them away from a traffic light our anythingas longasitscheap man will hie himself to the nearest dealer for a car with a more powerful engine The buying public knows that economy and fabulous per formances cant go together But they dont really believe it Fact is they fool themselves into believing it does The man who is happy with his automobile will go round saying that its gasoline consumption is fantastically low Fantastic is the word for it A more accurate one is impossible Even the manufacturer would not make such a claim says Bordinat lie more about their cars than almost anything else Automobiles have reached the stage where manufacturers simply try for product advantage giv ing more value in a specific price range Design costs are close the difference is in emphasis Bordinat points out that although cars may not seem to change much from year to year the over all progress made in five years is enormous He believes we got five times as much car for our dollar today as we did 30 years ago At the moment we are buying colorful cars but if times get bad well all go back to black Bor dinat1 says Less conspicuous A lot of us are going in for ever more powerful engines bucket seats all the trimmings One mans strippeddown compact is utterly dreary to the man who loves chrome and just has to have bucket seats and a lot of engine And this is what makes the auto mobile business a horse race REFUGEES PLACED MIAMI Fla UP Eightysix Cuban refugees will be flown from Miami to Newark N J May 1 in the fourth resettle ment flight of south Floridas thousands of exiles from Castro Cuba WEAPONS RECAPTURED IN VIET NAM U S Marine Corps Capt Rob ert J Conlon pilot of a troopcarrying helicopter which transported South Viet Nam regulars to the scene looks over an American made automatic weapon and other arms captured from i TT Photofax a rebel Viet Cong force in the Truong Hoa area about 100 miles southwest of Saigon Bodies of the Viet Gong rebels killed in the mopping up operation lie in background The Marine Corps squadron was transferred from its Okinawa base to South Viet Nam More opposition in Senate to income tax reform plan FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES key fea tures of President Kennedys in come tax reform bill have come under sharp attack before the Senate Finance Committee Witnesses attacked the plan to withhold 20 cents of every dollar of income from dividends and interest The American Bar Association said it would hurt mostthe low income taxpayer who would be burdened with additional paper work Similar withholding plans have been before Congress three times inthe last 20 years and three times Congress has thrown up its hands in defeat Sen Harrison A Williams D NJ said he was being del N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Treatment for JFKs dad PALM BEACH Fla Former Ambassador Jo seph P Kennedy underwent examination preparatory to moving to one of the nations leading treatment centers for paralytics The White House said the 74 yearold father of the President will be moved later this week to the New York Rehabilitation Clinic headed by Dr Howard Faisk frequent consultant on the case since the elder Kennedy suffered a paralytic stroke here last Dec 19 Erbe m stab at Nicholas Nornian Erbe took a back hand slap at his gubernatorial opponents tax pro gram by suggesting his promise of property tax re lief might turn out to be just an illusion Erbe in an obvious response to the recent 3 per cent sales tax proposal made by William H Nicholas of Clear Lake said any proposal to increase state taxes must also consider effective restraints over local govern ment spending K picks new ag minister MOSCOW Soviet Premier Khrushchev set in motion the machinery to write a new constitution and disclosed that he has put a new man into the hot seat of agriculture ministerThe chief switch was the re placement of Agriculture Minister Mikhail Olshansky who had the job only two years by Konstantin Pysin known to few outsiders uged with mail opposing the feature part of the administra tions reform bill passed last monthby the House Williams said only a handful of more than 3000 letters sent to his office last week favored it He called it an organized that revealed incredible amount of misunder standing and distortion The proposal now pending be fore the Senate Finance Com mittee would not raise any ones taxes but it would affect millions of persons with sav ings accounts stocks and gov ernment bonds Opponents argue it would hurt most the elderly persons who rely on income from fixed savings Businessmen contend it would cause complicated new bookkeeping burdens The Treasury counters that it would raise million in revenues a year which now are unlawfully escaping taxation a burden which honest taxpayers must make up The House has passed with holding bills using differing formulas in 1942 1950 1951 and the bill this year It has never passed the Senate but prospects are bright this year SAME Iowa Safety Department Figures Black Flag Means Traffic Death to Past 24 Hoars Atom test egun in Pacifi Satu m again is success 2nd test of huge rocket CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP great Saturn booster was launched successfully for the sec ond timfc Wednesday and was de liberately blown up after the trial to dump 95 tons of cloudforming water into the upper atmosphere With a tremendous roar and spurt of flame the worlds mighti est known rocket rode 13 million pounds of thrust to an altitude of 65 miles There a signal from the ground detonated dynamite charg es which ripped the vehicle apart spilling the water into the near vacuum of space in a bonus exper iment The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced several minutes after the 9 am launching that the flight was com pletely successful Observers saw the wafer quick ly form a huge cloud of snowrlike ice particles which spread severa hundred feet across a clear sky The great than anynatural cloud has mained seemingly motionless in the air for only a few seconds then spread apart and quickly vanished As on the first flight of the Sat urn last October only the first stage performance was being checked And once again it was a remarkable performance by what is believed to be the largest and most complex rocket in the world forerunner of a rocket de signed to carry American astro nauts to the moon later in this decade By the time the explosive charge was ignited 160 seconds after launching the 162foot Sat urn had completed its main mis checkout on the booster itseif The eight powerful engines in the first stage functioned for about 115 seconds pushing the 463ton vehicle to an altitude of 35 miles The engines then shut off as planned and the rocket coasted up to the point of which occurred some 50 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral over the Atlantic Two dummy upper stages were filled with water to simulate the weight of the upper assembly to be carried on future Saturns It was this 23000 gallons of water which was spilled into the icy ionosphere in a secondary sci intific experiment dubbed Proj ct Highwater By tracking the cloud and re cording its action scientists hoped to gain further knowledge of the upper atmosphere Officials were jubilant Two straight successes in the program have given added impetus to Americas plan to race the Soviet Union to the moon 4UDD STANDS PAT MINNEAPOLIS Wai1 icr H Judd RMinn said Tuesday he hasnt changed tes mind on not running for reelec tion from Minnesotas 5th Dis trict North Iowa Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Lows Wednesday night 5358 Minnesota showers 6575 Thursday owa day Turning cooler highs 8286 Partly cloudy Wednes night and Thursday Lows Wednesday night in the 5ps Turning cooler Thurs day highs 60s northwest to near 80 southeast Further Partly cloudy iday warmer northwest Fri Variable Highs Thursday Temperatures to 15 degrees iveDay Iowa will average 10 above normal Thursday through next Monday Normal lows are in the upper 30s and 40s Nor mal highs are 65 to 70 It will be cooler Thursday and warmer again over the weekend Little or norainfallis expected dur ing the period GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunrise Sunset C Device dropped by plane over island ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES A highflying airplane dropped i nuclear bomb m the vicinity of Christmas Island Wednesday to kick off Americas eighth and perhaps most critical Pacific test series The explosion came almost 18 hours after President Ken nedy gave the atomic energy commission and Defense Depart ment final authority to trigger the vital new test program In a brief announcement confirming an earlier one from nformed sources the AEC said A nuclear test detonation took place at about a m CSTin the vicinity of Christmas Island The detonation was in the intermediate yield range The device was dropped from an airplane The test was the first detonation in Operation Do minic now under way in the acific Acommission spokesman said he device was equal in power to under a megaton one 87 49 64 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 64 40 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Soctef y News8910 Comics26 North News million tons of TNT and some hing over 20 kilotons 20000 Clear Lake News 3233 Mason City News 3435 Latest Markets 35 Sports Transit Schedule t 42 Forced destruction two rockets CAPE CANAVERAL Fla UP to stay on course has snapped the success streaks of two military missiles Minute man and Persbing Both were destroyed in flight by therange safety officer Tuesday the Pershing when it failed to pitch over on a southeast heading aric the Minuteman when it deviatec from itsintended trajectory In the past intermediate has usually meant a blastin the LOO kiloton range Tfie spokesman went on to say hat the new test series would produce considerably less radio active fallout than the 1961 So viet test series because the total energy release of the American shots willbe less than the Rus sian total The Russians SAYS SHES FAISALS WIDOW Arnault 23 poses beside a picture of the late King Faisal II of Iraq In New York court Miss Arnault claimed she was the wife of the late king and is en titled to on deposit in his name in a local bank Her attorney said the couple was married in Baghdad June 29 1957 The king was assassinated July 14 1958 when he was 23yearsold exploded more illVAli than 40 weapon devices adding up to 120 megatons The United States is expected to explode two dozen or so weapons the largest about 10 megatons Christmas island borrowed from the British i 6 r Operation Dominic is about 140 miles above the equator arid1300 miles south ofHonolulu n Other shots probably missile ietdnations high in space will 3e held at Johnston island a US possession 800 miles west southwest of Honolulu The AEC had made it clear all atmospheric tests in the Dominic series be exploded so high that they will deposit little fallout in the test areas The resumption of US test ing triggered a variety of re actions around the world India expressed regret The Russians lave threatened to stage new ests of their own High of 87 warmest in 23 years Not since 1939 has Mason City had as warm an April 24 as u e s d a y The thermometer limbed to 89 on April 24 1939 Tuesday it got only as far as 87 At p m Wednesday the mercury again was at the 87 degree mark Last year the high temperature or the month was regis ered on the afternoon of April 22 at only 70 degrees It was midMay before it got as high as86 The weatherman seemed to be jmaking up for the long cold snowy winter and the late cold spring The fanners are taking advantage of the weather getting their field work done by keeping long hours this week Townsfolk also are getting their spring work done in yards and gardens A wake tor union closed packing plant 800 jobs MILWAUKEE Wis UP of my life said Ant MILWAUKEE Wis UPI staged a wake Tues day night for a labor union a dying company and 800 vanishing jobs About 200 members of the United Packinghouse Work ers Union were on hand for the final meeting of Local 50 which has represented 800 workers at the centuryold Plankington Packing Co for the last 30 years The plant will close this week leaving the 800 jobless 1 dont undciisand it I though I had a job for the rest of my life said Chris Ant weiler 54 a meat inspector and hamboner at the plant for 34 years I dont know what Ill do maybe a parttime job if someone will hire me It just mearis we have to tighten up said Jerry Tooke 62 who came here from Pine BluffArk in 1929 to work as a belly trimmer at Pianking ton The shutdown also idles about 200 office workers They are victims of what a spokesman for Mayor Henry Maier called the modern tragedy of automation and consolidation Modern technology just caught up with these old plants a spokesman for Swift Co owners of Plankington said The Plank ington plant a money loser for several years was the latest tc be closed by Swift in a consolidation move to new and more automated plants Most of those who attended the nights meeting were longtime union members some of whom had helped or ganize the plant They talked mostly about the future All those ques tioned said they had not been able to find work Most of them hoped for parttime jobs to tide them over until social security and a monthly pen sion would meet expenses I hear the county feeds pretty good so maybe youll find me there Emil Sobstad 54 former president of the local said Sobstad a steam filler at the plant for 34 years said he hopes to sup plement his S80 a month pen sion with income from may be a custard stand or a little restaurant The company has offered workers a chance to transfer to any Swift plant repre sented by the UPW Few have accepted the offer Im afraid to take a chance on transferring said Jerry Welsh 57 a cow skin ner for 39 years Suppose they close down Ihc plant I go to My family would be stranded in a strange city Then wed be out of every thing So far the transfer provi sion does not include jobs at Swifts new automated plant at pochette 111 no miles away Henry Schroeder local president said the union was working to get into the new plant Schroeder said he thought most members would like to transfer to the new plant if they could keep seniority rights Theyhave lo hire all new men towork there he said And that doesnt make sense UPW International Presi dent Ralph Helstien spoke al the meeting and questioned whether the company had a moral right to close the plant Life does not exist for machines he said Lose control of the machines and wed better watch out He said the company two years ago announced it would re model the then a year later decided lo close it 1   

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