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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Associated Preii tnfl United Prest International full Wires MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST IS 1961 To a Copy Paper o Four SeeHonsSeelton No Unity in air center 4 at Berlin East West get along By ERNEST WEATHERALL New York Herald Tribune News Service BERLIN If East German Communist leader Walter Ul bricht makes good his threat to take over the air corridors that link Free Berlin with West Ger many a small detachment ofj officers from America Britain and France in West Germany will probably be the first to know it Here in the old ornate for mer Prussian Court House on Potsdamer Strasse is the Ber lin Air Safety Center Except for the Spandau prison where fourpower military detachments pull three month shifts guarding the last of the Nazi war crim inals the Berlin Air Safety Cen ter is the only place where the Russians work every day withj the Western allies In the operations room the air controllers of the four occu West acts on Berlin BERLIN The Communists tightened the screws on West Berlin Tuesday and the West opened a campaign of pressure and protests against Russia and her East German satellite Scores of antiCommunists were reported arrested The flow iof refugees which had run as high as 2000 in a single day last week before the border closing was trimmed Tuesday to about 50 who eluded the border guards US British and French military commanders sent sharp notes to Col Andrei I Solovyev the Soviet commander at Karls horst in East Berlin protesting the illegal measures taken by I the East German regime against travel in Berlin With tempers flaring on both sides of the new Iron Curtain Mayor Willy Brandt called West Berliners to a mass protest outside City Hall Wednesday He issued the call after the Communists turned out troops and tanks to enforce a new Iron Curtain across Ber SCHOOL DAYS POOL at the Mason City paro chial schools start Aug 28 Classes at the public schools start GlobeGazette Photo by Jo Moore Geometric patterns attracted Evelyn to the vast empty swimming pool at the new John Adams Junior High School where shell be jand Sons were back on the job Decker strike at end The 850 union members now employed by Jacob E Decker pation powers work around the Sept 5 gut Evelyn deBuhr daughter of Mr and Mrs Alfred an eighth grade student More backtoschool features on inside Tuesday after a oneday walk many to West Berlin and also the heavy air traffic around the divided city ACCORDING TO one of the eight US Air Force controllers assigned to the center the West ern and Soviet controllers get along fine Naturally we dont talk poli he explained but since most of us are or have been 853 E State gets into the swim of things early Perfect weather at fair opening Two years ago heavy winds and i youngsters ready to take entered is Freckles Brown rains blew down tents and parti tage of the Kids Day prices Alljpresently ranked high on the list By CHARLES WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor Perfect weather greeted early visitors to the opening day of gave a warning of the heavy free until 9 pm and there were special rates on all midway rides throughout the afternoon of the main grandstand openingyoungsters under 16yearsold day Last year overcast skies will be admitted to the grounds pilots we talk a lot about flytne I01st North Iowa Fair inj rains which were to hit the sec ing Sometimes about our famMason citv Tuesday iond day ily or even tell war stories The Russians about chess They cant wait till they get the latest shipment of magazines from home sincej almost all of them have chess problems in them The British Royal Air Force controllers arc pretty good chess players but not many of us have beaten the Russians On the other hand we beat them in of top money winners in rodeos this year Brown is entered in four events inMason City As busy as the judging sched ule was at the fair Tuesday it was m contrast to the As could be expected the first Not all of these youngsters was compared to what is J ij weather which greeted openings persons to gain admittance to jf day visitors to the last two fairsthe grounds Tuesday were ASub launches six Polaris missiles in day CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Abraham Lincoln soon Iowa Generally table tennis But they re getting o station as lhe united better at it Seems like theystales m operational Polaris make it an obsession to firi a onedav something well enough to of six mi u four of come good at it ithem successfuL BESIDES coordinating air The big nuclear sub left here traffic the safety center proMonday enroute to the Navys vides escort crews for SovietPolaris depot at Charleston S aircraft flying over Western lo load 16 nucleararmed rope and American British ormissiles before heading for pa however were enjoying the mid way rides and shows presented by Imperial Shows Many of them were 4H and FFA mem bers busy showing projects it had taken them a year to pro duce THE YOUNGSTERS werent the only busy people around the livestock barns Tuesday Cattle fair truck after cattle truck cased with little change in tempera1their way along the newly fin t u r e through Wednesday iished roads of the fairgrounds to Highs Wednesday in the 80sunload more than 150 head of Lows Tuesday night in theprize animals that will be tak on tap for Wednesday No less than 16 departments will have exhibits judged Wednesday These include County junior beef heifers dis trict junior beef heifers county junior market lambs open beef open textiles fat steer show open barrow show county junior mar ket litter county junior market lambs county junior garden anc grain and open class agriculture Store apartment destroyed at Lyle LYLE Minn Fire gutted I the store below Mr and Mrs out The plant still was out oJ the livestock market however P J Thogerson general man ager of the plant said lie needed assurance that the workers would remain on the job That assurance presumably was to come from a meeting of the management with the grievance committee of Local 38 of the United Packinghouse Workers of America THAT MEETING got under way at a m and contin ued into the afternoon The walkout Monday arose when workers were instructed to shovel salt in the caricing department and refused to per form the task managemen said A union spokesman said the disagreement was working conditions EACH SIDE accused the other of failing to follow grievance jroccdurcs outlined in the union contract with Armour and Co deckers is a division of Arm lower 60s Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Wednesday Little change in temperature Low ing part in the open beef show and fat steer show to be held Wednesday Among the early arrivals for the Gamble Store building here early Tuesday The living quarters and Knights of Pythias store were destroyed when the floor fell into Tuesday night near 60 High j the show were such wellknown Wednesday in 80s Outlook j entries as Claymore Farm French military planes flying over the Iron Curtain countries trol somewhere beneath the for change Spencer and Maple Leaf Farm oceans of the world The Air Force officer saidj The Defense Department would not acknowledge the six launch ings But a reliable source re ported all were conducted last Saturday The informants said four of the rockets had smacked preselect ed targets more than 1000 miler away The other two he saidj that the Russians always like to get assigned to one of our military planes flying to Mos cow They go for the TV din ncrs on the plane he explained The crew always gives them several to take home after the 2 did not achieve all goals but Except for the spring ol9a9jw considcrcd partrally suc when Russian Migs buzzed sevi J eral US Air Force transport planes flying the Berlin air cori riders over the 10000 fool ceilj ings imposed by the which the West has refused toi controllers at thcj air safety center seem insulated from the thaws and freezes ofj the cold war Minnesota Partly cloudy Highs Wednesday warmer near 90 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 88 Minimum 61 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Icessful Maximum Minimum 75 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Industrial output sets mark WASHINGTON Industrial production rose to a record high in July the first new peak since January 1960 Factory mine and utility activity ex panded by 2 per cent from June to July liftingthe M industrial production index to a new high of 112 This sians didnt show up We Ihoughlj meant industrial output last month was 12 per cent they werent coming but they higher than in 1957 the base year taken as 100 on arrived a few hours later with I the index THE SUMMER after the buzzing incident the Air Force officer explained our squadron at Tempelhof Air Base gave its yearly ball Everyone at the center was invited but the Rus their wives They stole show According to German waiters that night the Russians ignored the American for some strange reason they call Connecticut gin and the cav iar but concentrated on Scotch and good old American potato chips The Russians have a great sense of humor the Air Force officer pointed out One day one of their officers in the oper ations room handed me a flight plan and when we checked it we found it was for the Sput nik Apparently the only thing the American controllers dont agree with their Russian coun terparts on is music Most of us like Tchaikovsky and Moussosgsky the Ameri can said but those Balalaika records they play for hours is Russian hill hilly music ami it just about drives us nuts Sweden in rocket club JOKKMOKK Sweden Sweden has become a member of the international rocket club when a US made Areas rocket wasfired by scientists over the Lapland test range The rockets nose cone was blown up on command 558 miles above the sparselysettled region Martial law in Bolivia WASHINGTON The State Department said modified martial aw has been decreed in Santa Cruz Bolivia where four US citizens and a Bra zilian aboard a cargo plane were forced down by Bolivian fighter planes Defends sealing of border MOSCOW The Soviet press said the East Berlin border was sealed to keep Western spies and subversives out of East Germany It said East German workers are thankful to the government for defending their peaceful labor from encroach ment River Falls Wis in the open beef show and Bill demons Pe osta who has showed the grand champion of the fat steer show for the last two years There also was plenty of ac tivity in the womens depart ment building the judging of hun d r e d s of entries in the bakec j g o o d s classes was under way I Mrs Paul Loomis superintend jent of the pantry stores depart was well satisfied with th number and quality of entries this year Across the aisie from the baked goods judging also was go ing on in the open class arts anc crafts department John Fritz is superintendent of that depart ment STILL ANOTHER busy place on the grounds Tuesday was in front of the grandstand In the morning youngsters from six to 16 tried their hands at out draw ing Dee Woolcm T h e Fastest Gun Alive The youngsters were vying for a chance to be part o Woolems act with the Work Championship Rodeo which wil be the grandstand attraction for five performances starting Tues day night About 50 cowboys from as far away as Florida and California have entered the six events of the rodeo according to Jo Roberts rodeo secretary One of the top Chrysler rejects demand for salary DETROIT Mich Corp has rejected a United Auto Workers demand that its 60000 production and mainte nance workers be paid salaries instead of hourly of the unions major new contract proposals Chrysler told the UAW hourly pay for production workers is used generally in in dustry and that Chrysler deems his a proper means of compen sation for such work Neither jcncral Motors Corp nor Ford Motor Co has replied lo the unions pay change demand SAME DATE1960231 Austin Wittlief and three dren were safely evacuated from their apartment The fire was discovered by Conrad Myhre when he went to work in the Hartson Locker next door to the Gamble store He heard the crackle of flames and aroused the Wittlief family Fire trucks came from Aus tin London and St Ansgar to assist the Lyle firemen The Dahl Hardware Store on one side and Hartson Locker on the other were both heavily damaged by flames and water The cause of the fire has not been determine No estimates of the damage have been made Contract negotiations between the union and Armour have been under way in Chicago The present contract expires at the end of this month On the Inside Clear Lake News 7 Society News 101112 Sports 1516 Editorials 18 Comics 19 Mason City News 2021 Latest Markets 21 Farm News 24 Transit Schedule 26 tin Possible plans to apply the pressure of trade embargoes against East Germany or the whole Communist bloc were re ported from Bonn Washington and London The military commandants letter called the East German action the most flagrant viola tion of the citys status since the Soviet blockade 11 years ago THE WESTERN military com manders acted against a back ground of German demands for more than paper protests against Communist orders that by bit are closing West Ber lin off from travel in and out by lermans The latest order by the East German interior ministry barred West Berlin motorists from en uring East Berlin unless they get special permits West Ger mans already had been barred except by special permit The first order early Sunday sealed the West Berlin border to East Berliners Designed to stop a tide of westbound refugees from East Germany it also stopped some 80000 East Berlin over commuters who work in West Berlin The Communists said they would announce later the proce dure for West Berlin motorists o get their permits to enter last Berlin MEANWHILE they allowed West Berliners about 15000 of vhom work in East Berlin to drive to their jobs as usual They passed through the 12 gates still left open West German motorists who have been required to get spe permits to enter East Ber in for some time were funneled hrough two crossing points on he 25mile border Vehicles of the Western Allied ccupation forces were not af ected by the new order TheWest Berlin Trade Union ederation asking for something nore than protests voted for North Iowa News 28 I concrete measures DAMP German watertankers guarding Berlins Brandenburg Gate shoot a stream of water to drive western news cameramen back from the area which they have turned into a no mans land The Communist sector military forces AP Photofax have sealed off the gate main artery for traffic between the citys east and west sectors Barbed wire fence in foreground was erected by the East German soldiers ;