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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Reel VI s ass British o BERLIN AP A WiUUury on the Ber lia Autobahn by the Rug SUM Wednesday moved west ward a British spokesman an nouaced The British spokesman said the convoy continued its interrupted journey on our terms That meant the British refused the Soviet demand for the Brit ish soldiers to dismount to be counted The convoy of nine vehicles CO canyioc 2t men was stopped bythe Soviets at BabeUberg just Berlin convoy last week It was kept waiting nine hours until the Russians gave up their insistence on mendismounting and lifted the barriers for it to proceed The convoy still had to go through a second Soviet check point at Marienborn at the bor der of West Germany on the western cad of the superhigh way It was still a question wheth er the Russians would repeat their delaying tactics at Mar ienborn The British said the Soviet blockade was deliberate and protested vigorously The US Department had sug gested tiie A me r i c an con voy was held up by confusion at the local level The scene was the same for both incidents the checkpoint at Babelsberg within sight of Berlin The halting of the convoy did not interfere with civilian traf fic OB the 110mile autobahn be tween Berlin and West Ger many It was understood that the SoViets demanded that the Brit ish soldiers get out of their ve hicles and line up to be counted The British convoy commander refused The Russians made the same demand of a US convoy last week on the autobahn and the American commander similar ly refused A serious crisis re sulted but the Russians finally lifted their blockade British authorities in Berlin appeared convinced that the stopping of the convoy Wednes day was part of a Soviet plan In formants said the British au thorities rejected any sugges tion that the trouble was the re sult of local confusion as the US State Department had maintained when US Army convoys were held up A second British convoy of 10 vehicles with 35 men was at Al lied Checkpoint Bravo less than a mile from Communist terri tory and was ordered to re main there for the time being A spokesman said the commander of the blockaded convoyCapt Arthur Keeling 49 refused theSoviet demlnd because it was completely at variance with normal proce dure It was the first time since the 194849 Berlin blockade that the Russians had blocked a British military convoy on the 110mile lifeline between Communist surrounded West Berlin and West Germany PRO STYLE i Kevin Ferguson 9 shows prolike concentration at the annual Pass Punt and Kick Competition at1 Fort Dodge Despite the concentra tion however Kevin was not among the winners Harvester to move offices International Harvester CoJ will close its district sales office and distribution center here on Nov 1 i John F Burk of Chicago manager of the companys cen tral farm equipment sales re gion said Wednesday the clos ing was the result of a national realignment Harvester district sales offices He said the move will not af fect the operation of Interna tional Harvesters motor Struck sales and service branch 610 Delaware SE or its farm equip ment service and sales opera tion 1004 Buric outlined the companys centralizationprog r a m that brought about the closure of the Mason City office and ware house which handled farm and light industrial equipment at 25 19th SW The expansion of modern transportation facilities estab lishment of a national network of International Harvester serv ice parts depots and the opening of centralized accounting offices now make it possible to serve dealers more efficiently from fewer but larger district offi ces said Burk t Weve had very fine rela tions in Mason City We hate to leave Burk had high praise for Ma son City as a business center It certainly is no reflection on Mason City he said refer ring to the move It is only that we can serve our dealers and customers more efficiently and at considerably less cost The modernization program has shutdown half of th6 com panys district offices within the last 12 years dropping from 76 to 38 Earlier International Harvest er had closed four other district offices in at Du buque Sioux City Fort Dodge and Davenport The Masoq City office was established in 1910 Burk said at that time International Har vester had centers about 40 miles apart Because of inade quate transportation Today many of the functions formerly handledby our district offices are carried on by spe cialized operations said Burk Seventeen menassigned to the including District Man Moulder will be to other company ager W A transferred operations Four women in the office have been given transfer options One C F George assistant stock will retire next Jan 1 after 40 years with International Harvester Burk emphasized that no one will1 lose their jobs as a result of the move Field men who have reported to the Mason City office will be attached together districts but will continue to serve dealers as in the past iCity office has been serving dealers located in 19 Iowa and five in southern Minnesota The five Minnesota counties will be under the St Paul dis trict five Iowa counties will go to the Cedar Rapids district and the other 14 Iowa counties will become a part of the De Moines district International Harvester had leased its present building Burk said the lease has several years to run The company intends to sub lease the modern structure built in 1958 It has 5000 square feet of office space and 39000 square feet of warehouse area The newspaper that mokes all North Iowons neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 1W3 lOc Paper Consists of Four International Fun Leuc Associated Press and United No 214 Ludwig Erhard elected Monmouth MONMOUTH 111 AP An arsonist believed responsible for setting three fires in this college town i J Monday has threatened to set off four addi tional fires unless his demands are met Authorities seeking the arson istapparently a man with a theman tele phonedMrs Allan Walters wife of Monmouths mayor Tuesday night with his latest threat to burn vdown the town There will lie no more fires set tonight Mrs Walters quot ed the mysterious caller But if the pottery works to morrow you can expect that four fires will beset tomorrow night Tuesday night passed without any fires as armed guards in cluding national guardsmen and state troopers Monmouth police and college students patrolled the city to prevent a repitition of Mondays fires 3The three big fires Monday destroyed two lumber yards and half of a block long factory building with losses estimated from to Chief Dale Moore and Walter Parlier deputy state fire marshal termed all the of an arsonist Closely throughout the night were the Monmouth hospital and a nursing home for the aged Authorities said thepottery to which the mysterious caller re ferred in his call to Mrs Walt ers is the Western Stoneware Co against which the arsonist apparently has a grudge North Iowa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers or thunder showers through Thursday Low Wednesday night in mid 50s Highs Thursday 7tt2 Weather details on Page 2 LUDWIG ERHARD Farmers lean towtird JFK poll reports DBS MOINES AP Ade cline in President Kennedys popularity antingIowa farmers came to a halt in the firsteight months of this year Wallaces Farmer said Wednesday i The magazine said that a poll it conducted among farmers showed 55 per cent said Kenne dy was doing a good job in 1961 and 50 cent felt this way in 1962 Similar polls were conducted in and August of this year The August poll showed 41 per cent thought the Presidenl was doing agood job Thecom bined good fair votes were 90 per cent in January anc 89 per cent The question was On the whole do you think Presided Kennedy is doing a good fair or poor job for the nation ai Washington The farm magazine said it found that Kennedy is getting more votes from women anc younger votes now tfaanin 1960 In the August survey he was rated good by 39 per cent of the men and 42 per cent of the women Among persons of both sexe 21 to 34 years of age 51 per cent called his performance good Succeeds Adenauer as W German boss BONN Germany Erhard who di rected West Germanys miraculous postwar economic recovery was elected chancellor Wednesday to suc ceed Konrad Adenauer West Germanys lower house the Bundestag voted 279180 to elevate the 66yearold Erhard to the oR government spot vacant by Adenauers re uctant retirement Tues day There were 24 absten tions and one invalid vote rErhard needed250 votes1 to Democrats are joined by their partnersin the coalition government the Free Democrats The Socialists voted against him Erherd has been economics minister throughout Adenauers tenure as West Germanys only chancellor since the Federal Republic was created in 1949 Adenauermade no secret that tie felt Erhard incapable of fill ing hisshoes He retired at 87 onlyf under extreme pressure from other leaders of his party Erhard has promised to fol low Adenauers basic foreign policies of support for the West ern Alliance demand for Ger man reunification andreconcil iation with France But he is expected to show less resistance to US efforts to ease cold war tensions and to open up the1 European Common Market to trade with the rest of the free world That will be the big difference Barring the unexpected Er hard will serve the two years until the 1965 general election But in that campaign he will face a tough battle trying to re gain a Bundestag majority for the Christian Democrats Opin ion polls show the Socialists have become the countrys most popular party although Erhard personally is strongly approved by the voters Erich Mende head of the Free Democrats will succeed Erhard as vice chancellor and will replace Rainer Barzel Christian Democrat as minis ter for allGerman affairs Kurt Schmuecker of the Chris tian Democrats will minister of economics become FIXED HIS Red and other of the Drum family had been hanging around Mer cers pier near Wrightsville Beach NC for a Ion time stealing bait hooks and causing tempers to flare But Red a 39y2pounder ran into trouble when Photofax he got hold of Cecil Heartels hook We fixed his little red wagon said Jean Oof check of Fayette ville who at 16 months knows a good fish when she sees one Negro 2nd in race for mayor ALBANY Ga yearold white 45 segfegationis has won the Democratic nomi nation for mayor of this racial y troubled Southwest Georgia city where a Negro sought the office for the first time Attorney James V Davis re ceived 7220 votes Tuesday well over a majority of those cast in a record turnout making a run off unnecessary Nomination in the primary means election Slater King a Negro integra tion leader was second with 2547 votes The second white man in the race architect Edward V Jones was third with 1879 votes He also is a segregation ist and opposed formation of any biracial committees The outcome indicated little if any change in race relations this city where more than 1200 arrests were made during intermittent demonstrations the past two years Davis said he thought that what will be done for the col ored people will have to be done within the framework of segre gation King acting president of the Antisegregation Albany Move ment called for creation of a airacial committee to discuss grievances None has been es tablished The racial issue sunshiny weather and clear brought a turnoutof more than 11500 vot ers Albanys 58000 population in cludes about 24000 Negroes There are an estimated 4600 Negroes among the 16436 regis ered voters Inside The Globe THE TAX going on in Senate Page 2 BRIDEY MURPHY re member her Shes com ing back Page 3 CANDIDATES named by new Mason City political party Page 39 Editorials Society news 1011 North Iowa news25 Sports news 252 Latest markets 31 Mason City news Comics r Clear Lake news Classified pages4447 UPThis big truccand traUs during a heavy rain storm near PinoleColo smashed through a heavy cement guard rail and wound up do stand Highway Patrol officers said a chain whichconnected the trailer the truck kept io driver Harold Almanrode 52 Danville Calif suffered a broken wrist L Narrow win FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SEOUL Korea Military Funta Chairman Gen Park Chung Hee scored a narrow victory Wednesday in his hard ought race for president of South Korea A spokesman of expresident Yun Posuns Civil Rule party conceded theelection to mili tary strongman Park Yun himself went into iiding Tuesday after the balloting The partys spokesman Kim Yungsam said in aninformal statement We apologize to the people who fought to the end despite various bad laws and other obstacles in this elec tion Meanwhile a spokesman of Parks Democratic Republic party issued a brief statement saying The presidential elec ion battle is over We all should let bygones be bygones and be united in ourwork at buildingthe Third While neither party made any flat statement of concession or victory unofficial counts gave Park nearly a 100000vote lead Tabulations by South Koreas governmentrun radio network gave Park 4471300 votes to 4 379084 for Yun But votes for three minor antigovernment candidates to t a 1 e d 780201 demonstrating that a majority of South Koreas voters oppose Parks militarydominated regime In earlier returns the lead shifted back and forth between Park and Yun IKE NAMED PASADENA Calif mFor mer President DwightD Eisen hower has been named honorary grand marshal of the 1964 Tour nament of Roses Parade Neighbors helping neighbors Chest quotas met by eight Community Chest campaign receipts continued to grow Wed nesday as employes of eight more Mason City business places reached their quotas Tuesdays receipts of jrought the total to That carried the drive results ast the 84 per cent mark on the way to the Chest total of Firms whose employes have ust reported reaching their goals are Thermogas Co of Vlason City Grippen Paper Co Sggert Shell Service Curries Contract Hardware Division Yelland Hanes United Home Bank Trust Co KGLO radio and television and the First longregational Church There still are many pledge cards out and Chest workers handling tabulations asked again for reports as soon as pos sible by workers taking the con tributions and pledges Those who feel they may have been missed by volunteer workers may contact the Chest office at 9V4 E State in person from 9 am to 5 pm or by mail or phone If a donor wishes to have someone pick up his pledge he may call the office at GA 31774 SAME
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