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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Firms The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors NEW YORK A A federal judge levied an almost lion judgment Tuesday against the General Electric Co and Westinghouse Electric Corp for a 20year pricefixing conspira cy After hearing the civil anti trust case without a jury US Dist Judge Wilfred Peinberg found the two firms guilty of vastly overcharging on sales of large steam turbine generators Victors in were Ohio Valley Electric Corp and the IndianaKentucky Electric Corp They sued over 11 gener ators they bought in 1952 In an 101page decision Fein berg said the plaintiffs proved that they were overcharged for the turbines the Ohio Valley firm by and Indiana Kentucky by Plaintiffs are entitled to judgment against defendants for an amount tripling the above damages the judge wrote Thus Ohio Valley was awarded and IndianaKentucky The suit was one of about 1 900 growing out of the govern ments criminal antitrust prose cution of 29 electric equipment manufacturers The firms were indicted in Philadelphia in 1960 and the next year were fined nearly million and seven ex ecutives were sentenced to jail Some 700 of the suits are still pending about 200 of them in New York Based upon all the evidence in the case and my judgment as to credibility of witnesses the judge that from 1939 through the spring of 1959 defendants and other steam turbine generator manufac turers violated the Sherman Act by engaging in a conspiracy in restraint of interstate trade and Home Edition VOL us MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 31 IMS UOc a Paper CODsliti of Two Associated Full 172 Mason City taxes down when appropriate wrote I conclude commerce in large bine generators steam tur Johnson keeps up pressure for steel settlement WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson who won an eight day postponement of the steeJ strike threat Monday night kept up the pressure for a settlement Tuesday in his weekly meeting with Democratic congressional leaders The party chiefs from the Capitol came out of the break fast session reporting that the steel situation came in for ex tensive discussion and urging that the negotiators stay in ses sion as long as necessary lo reach agreement They made their remarks lo newsmen shortly after repre sentatives of the AFLCIO Unit ed Steelworkers union and 10 major firms that produce 80 per cent of Americas steel had gone back to the bargaining table near from the White House Management and labor should stay in Washington unlil this matter is settled said Sen ate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana And echoing sentiments stal ed by House Speaker John Mc Cormack Mansfield expressed hope that steel mills will re main in operalion even if a set tlement is not reached before the expiration of the eightday grace period Both at home and abroad Mansfield said lliere is too much at stake which the coun try will have to pay for if Ihcrc is one a strike Both McCormack and Mans field said any strike would af fect not only the domestic eco nomy but lo some extent Ihc war in Viet Nam Mansfield said directly thai if a new contract is not arranged during the eight clays he would hope the negotiators would keep the mills going and con tinue the bargaining They negotiations will con tinue hopefully unlil a solllc mcnl is reached said While House press sccrclary Bill D Moyers Less than eight hours nCter the negotiations were shifted Monday from Pillsburgh to Washington at Johnsons rc fiucst agreement was reached to postpone the strike deadline from am Wednesday to am Scpl 9 1 am sure that as they return to their negotiations they will be aware of the imporlance of their efforts lo every man and woman in this country of ours and to the health and vitality of our economy and the security of LBJ Please Turn to Page 2 B52s hit Viet Cong positions SAIGON Viet Nam AP Stralegic Air bombers from Command Guam hit B52 two suspected Viet Cong concentra tions Viet Tuesday night Nam a US spokesman said One strikeby engine planes in South military Education bill OK7d in Senate WASHINGTON AP The Senate Labor Committee unani mously approved Tuesday a billion highereducation bill to authorize funds to aid needy sludenls and help colleges meet the enrollment crush The committee added lo Ihe bill new provisions designed to improve education in poverty stricken districts rural areas Sponsors said will be reported of cities and the measure to the Senate Wednesday and probably taken up for debate Thursday As it cleared the Senate com mittee it goes far beyond Pres ident Johnsons recommenda tions But he has concurred in most of the changes The vote to send the bill to the Senalc for passage was 16 0 with the commiltees five Re publican members joining 11 Dcmocrals in supporting it The House passed the legisla tion last week also expanded grcally over lhe adminislra lions proposals The House version would au thorize about million Ihc first year compared with million for the Senate measure But the Senate bill contains au thorizations for an additional four years in most lilies bring ing Ihe lolal lo billion As it cleared the education subcommittee last Friday the measure totaled billion The bill would carry out Johnson recommendation by in augurating a program of schol arships for needy college stu dents supplementing present loan and workstudy assistance One of the provisions added lo the bill in commitlee would set up a national Icachcr corps wilh the huge eight was made on Quang Tin Province 320 miles northeast of Saigon The other was carried out in the Commu nist stronghold called Zone D 30 miles north of the capital in Bien Hoa Province The raids were the 15th and 16th made by B52s in the Viet namese war The same areas were hit by SACbombers last weekend It was disclosed Mon day that the role of the B52s would be stepped up sharply In another development a government unit clashed with Communist guerrillas 175 miles northeast of Saigon in Dar Lac Province the spokesman said Ten Viet Cong were reported killed and two captured in the action Government forces retook an outpost 330 miles northeast of Saigon that had been overrun in the night and set ablaze by the Viet Cong Casualties lo the regional force company defending the post were described as moder ate Viet Cong casualties were not known The outpost of An Hoa about 10 miles west of the city of Quang Ngai was reported by air observers to be burning shortly afler it was hit and overrun Vietnamese report had said it was estimaled thai UNCOOPERATIVE SUBJECT Threeyear old Sky Twilighten of New York put a strangle hold on a young goat in an attempt to get it to pose for a photographer But the goat part of the live Photofnx stock show at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver was having no part of any portrait ses sion Steel talks ataglance WASHINGTON Heros how the steel in dustry contract talks now shape up The scene The Executive Office Building across from the White House where President John son can remain in easy contact with the negotiators he called in from Pittsburgh THE PRINCIPALS 1 W Abel president of the 450000member United Steelworkers of America AFLCIO heads a sixman union team R Conrad Cooper executive vice president of US Steel Corp leads a fourman industry team representing 10 com panies William E Simkin director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and other federal officials are expected to sit in THE GOAL A new contract by am Sept 9 the new strike time A shutdown previously scheduled for a minute past midnight Tuesday would affect about 80 per cent of the nations steel industry THE PROBLEM Wages and benefits Earlier this year the union won an 115centanhour hike pending agreement on a new contract within four months The union is asking a 179centhourIy in crease in each of three years The industrys last offer was 135 cents an hour President Johnson has said he expects settlement within White House wage price guidelines that would limit the raise to 32 per cent with no price increase That would mean about 14 cents an hour Officials estimate that each penny means about million a year in labor costs Drop is first in 14 years School bill is larger The first decrease in taxes for Mason Cityans in 14 years appeared assured Tuesday School taxes to be paid in IDGfi will be up about onefourth mill according to preliminary esti mates City taxes arc estimated lo be down a full mill County taxes arc likely lo be about the same or possibly less than this years This would give Mason City taxpapers a decrease of at least threefourths mill Officials of the three taxing bodies emphasized that figures e not final Total assessments c not yet known particularly ic monies and credits total and ic utility valuations to be rtificd by the State Tax Com ission The reduction is attributable ot only to the taxing bodies lolding the line on their budgets ut also to the increased as csscd valuations Higher valuations for individ al properly owners will of oursc counterbalance the mill ge decrease resulting in high r taxes for thpse individuals This will be particularly true or rural taxpayers where reas sessments boosted some prop erty valuations considerably a battalion of Viet Cong had launched the attack but thi number was not confirmed Troops were lifted in by heli copter shortly after noon and reoccupicd the post 330 miles northeast of Saigon the spokes man said A belated report disclosed that the Viet Cong hit a government convoy Monday about 140 miles northeast of Saigon and inflicted what were called light casual ties on Vietnamese government troops A US Army helicopter was U S health official Histo under control U S Public personnel still histoplasmosis Health Service feel lhat new infection from a firstyear million This would authorizalion of make available losl Tuesday shortly after when it crashed taking off from about 6000 teachers to go into povertystricken areas and seek to improve educational oppor tunities for disadvantagcd clren chil Tan An airstrip about 25 miles southwest of Saigon One Amer ican and two Vietnamese were killed the briefing officers re ported In the air war US Navy planes from the 7th Fleet car rier Independence flew four bombing missions against tar gels in North Viet Nam spokes men said j US and Vietnamese planes continued lo slrike suspected Viet Cong concentrations in South Viet Nam Pilots flew 182 sorties reporting they damagec 200 structures he downtown Willow Creek area s highly unlikely And construc lion of a bridge across Ihe creek at Washington or Adams should not pose a threat of new infec tion Dr Fred Tosh with the serv ces Communicable Disease Center at Kansas City gave those opinions Tuesday in a telephone interview to the GlobeGazette His slalemcnls refule a na tional magazine statement this week lhal at Mason City and elsewhere massive doses of formaldehyde effect That spray had stalcment little was the surface at the Willow Creek site of infected soil only one showed any trace of the living ungus which causes histoplas mosis Dr Tosh said Thai represents results of ests from the time of spraying ast Oclobcr Ihrough May Since about two months is required for sample testing possible summer growth of the fungus is not yet determined Frederick R Pfeiffcr Mason lily of the Stale Deparlmcnt of rlcallh has been laking soil samples regularly and sending hem for US testing State and US health groups became in volved at city request following a hisloplasmosis oulbrcak in made in Ihc Kiplingcr publica lion Changing Times in its new Seplcmber issue Dr Tosh said that the for maldehyde application here not only had dramatic results at the time of application but has had results thai have continued over a period of months Of 349 soil samples taken on North Iowa Weather outlook Clear and cooler Tuesday night lows in the 40s Gen erally fair and continued cool Wednesday highs in low Weather Details en Page 2 Rqcial barriers tumble quietly PRESS By THK ASSOCIATED Racial barriers fell quiclly throughout the South as thou sands of Negroes began attend ing classes with white pupils on the first day of widespread school desegregation acceler ated by Ihe 1964 Civil Rights Act There was no trace of the vio lent bitter resistance of earlier years as the trend of quiet change indicated last year be came a clearcut pattern in ru ral and urban areas alike Mon day Few if any incidents were reported in the Soulh and it appeared the era of racial seg regation in schools was coming to an end Indicative of the change was Mansfield Tex which became a Southern symbol of resislance lo school integration less than a decade ago when whites slagcd mass protests to integration All was quiet Monday as about 70 Negro junior and senior high school students attended deseg regated classes We did not have nor did we expect any trouble at all said Supt Willie Pigg Some schools already had begun classes Many others opened Monday and others will begin classes during the next two weeks Desegregation of Soulh Caro linas schools spread to several urban areas wilh no incidents as about 900 Negroes were added lo previously white classrooms 962 There was a second out reak in early 1964 While histoplasmosis causing ungus was practically climinal cd from Ihe surface of the ground Dr Tosh said Tuesday here also apparently was a good kill beneath Ihc surface Of 39 samples of soil from six to eight inches deep last Jan uary only four gave evidence of iving fungus More depth lesls Ihc cloclor said have been cases Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news 89 Sports 1112 Farm news 13 Latest markets Mason City news 1415 Clear Lake news 17 North Iowa news If Comics 19 Classified pages 2021 are planned While there of fungus working Ihrough new soil placed over an infected area Dr Tosh said he is very lopeful thai Ihcrc would not be growth Ihrough the settled soil at the sile The fungus needs oxygen for life and growth he said and il seems likely that surviving fun gus at any depth would not have a chance for significanl growlh The disease is spread by dust in any event and it if Ihc surface clirl which is of mosl concern Treatment of the soil here could be repealed Dr Tosh said if il seems necessary And Ihe firsl work gave hinls as lo how deeper penetration of Ihe killing chemical may be achieved The Mason City experiment he pointed out was the first largescale soil treatment which has promised success in killing histoplasmosis fungus As to possible plans for bridg ing the creek the doctor said Discussing French role in ending war PARIS AP President Charles de Gaulle met Tuesday vith US Undersecretary of stale George W Ball for discus sions which could lead to an ac ive French role in cfforls to sct lle the war in Viet Nam Officially American officials icre say Ball called on DC Gaulle only lo bring the French chief up lo date on the Viet Nam situation They say rumors that ic will ask De Gaulle lo medi ate arc groundless On the olher hand Ball him self said only last week that he thought De Gaulle was interest ed in bringing about peace in Southeast Asia and obviously we welcome his advice and as sistance in any way There arc conflicting points o view in DC Gaulles proposal for neutralizalion of all Soulheasl Asia and Ihe US position lhat they will ncilhcr withdraw from Viet Nam or be bullied lo a con ference table Previous American policy has rejcclctl the French presidents Action on home rule measure is near WASHINGTON AP Spon sors drove to wind up Tuesdaj their effort lo force a House vote on a bill lo pcrmil horn rule for Ihe Dislrict of Colum bia They needed supporl of 4 more members to succeed Twelve names were addet Monday lo Ihe petition lo re lease the bill from Ihc JIous District CommitLec raising Ih total of 175 It takes signature of 218 members a majority o the Mouse to force a bill fromJcriticism and suggestions for commillcc solving Ihe Viel Nam problem Pholofax FOR FORMER PRESI DENT Prcsiclcnl lohnson slcadics his pel beagle Him wilh a stretched leash for the benefit of former President Dwighl D Eisenhower during a conference Monday on the south Inwn of the While House Fair accused of poor management NEW YORK prelim inary audit by Cily Comptroller Abraham D Bcame accused the New York Worlds Fair Tuesday of poor financial management in its first year The report issued 10 months after Bcamc demanded an audit of Ihc air said a switch in bookkeeping systems lurncd a surplus reported he saw no real problem Thcjycar ago inlo a bridge silc would be away from Ihc point of heaviest in fact is in an area where few HISTO Turn to Page 2 deficit reported last Dec 31 Fair President Robert Moses replied thai if anything was ob structing progress at Ihc Fair il was the work of Bcamcs au ditors and not Fair officials Moses said the twoyear fair which climbed over the 16 mil lion mark in 1965 atlcndance Monday has done more for New York than any comparable event in three centuries Atlcndance in 1964 was 271 million Before Ihe Fair opened officials cslimaled it would draw 40 million persons the first year and 30 million the second Bcamc is a candidate for the Democratic nominalion for mayor of New York and the audit has become a political issue Decision on interstate 35 Wednesday The new route for Interstate 35 from the intersection with US 23 to the Minnesota line will be announced Wednesday by the Iowa State Highway Com mission Commission Chairman Harry Bradley Jr announced Monday afternoon thai the date and place of a public hearing on the proposed route also will be set at tho Wednesday meeting in Ames The forthcoming action on the northsouth interstate high way route through Iowa follows months of survey preparation by commission engineers The commission engineers first announced a roulc paral leling US 63 Ihrough Ihc en tire stale This route was un acceptable lo engineers of the US Bureau of Public Roads Routes studied since all pass between Mason City and Clear Lake This citys levy to be collect cd next year is estimaled at 27 561 mills by Francis C DcSart city auditor That compares with 28574 mills collected this year He attribuled the decrease mainly to more than a million dollars of additional properly asscssmcnls to pay the taxes School taxes to be paid next year are estimated by Bernard L Main board secretary at G5750 mills compared with G5 506 this year Tax askings were up about The increased valuation and increased state aid were credited with holding the millagc down County taxes collectible in Ma son City this year arc 11634 nills Next years levy will be about the same figure county officials believe The county board of supervisors still is working on the budget wilh a view lo possible decreases from the figure arrived at in Mon days public hearing Here are the millage levies collcclible in Mason Cily dur ing Ihe last 15 years 1965 106054 104099 35702 75860 62850 Nationalist army given new leaders TAIPEI Formosa AP President Chiang Kai shck named new commanders for the Chinese Nationalist army and navy Tuesday He replaced the admiral who was in charge when two Nationalist warships were sunk Aug 6 in a sea battle wilh Ihc Chinese Communists The official announcement said Adm Liu Xwangkai re igned his command position to become special adminislralivc nssistanl to Ihe chief of the gen eral staff Vice Adm Fcnb Chi sung deputy commander in chief of the navy was appoint ed to succeed Liu Gen Kao Kuciyuan political warfare director in the defense department was named com mander in chief of the army succeeding Gen Liu An chi SAME   

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