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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Doily Newspaper for tfw VOL 100 Associated Press and United inferaaUonil Full Wires newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EPITION MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 9 1962 C7c 3 Paper Consists oS Tyo SectionsSection One 7 million car year forecast Inventories manageable By JOHN QUIRT New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK Detroit moves Into 1962 hoping to make good on a promised 7 million car year There are several reasons for suspecting that it might suc ceed Dealer inventories are at manageable levels Consumer demand appears to be trending upward There is ample credit available And the industry can look forward to the stimulus of sharply reslyled 1963 model cars j Only once in 1955 did new car sales top the magic 7 mil lion mark That year they did so on the strength of overpro duction plus cutthroat selling that unnerved the industry for many months Since 1958 top auto executives have optimistically predicted new records each year Last year the forecast was for 71 mil lion sales but before thejrear was a third over it was clear to all that no records were in prospect Each manufacturer entered 1961 with an inventory problem As sales dragged through the winter months production was cut back Even when sales picked up in April and May output was held down in the interest of getting stocks in line An early changeoverto 1962 models con tributed to anorderly clean up of 61 cars and the industry moved into the fall in satisfactory financial shape New car sales forthe year totalled about 6 million includ ing some 400000 importsDe troits production approimated 5500000 units including POOR number of North 30mileahhour winds whipped snow into clouds which made the sun Russia to free airliner MOSCOW AP TheSoviet Tuesday to re compacts Dealers move into the new year with an average 40to45 day supply of new cars In all but a few parts of the country they realized better than average gross profits on their transactions last year which means they have advertising arid financing money vrith which to shoot for more bus iness Customer j response Jo most of the 1962 cars lived up to factory expectations Dealers of most other makes reported November and December showroom traffic ahead ofa year ago and a few even complained of short ages in certain popular models Thus the industry feels justified in scheduling heavy production for the first quartet of 62 Out put will be at a rate 15 to 20 per cent above1961 and appears aimed at a 7 million car sales year Auto men say privately that heavy output will continue H Monday in Armenia while on a flight from Tehran to Brus sels Belgium with 27 persons aboard First Deputy Foreign Minister Vasilyy Kuznetsov toldBelgian Ambassador Hyppblite Cools that all passengersandcrewmeri were safe and staying at a hotel in Grozny north of Yerevanwhere the plane was reported forced down v Kuznetsov delivered a routine formal protest about the violation of Soviet air space by the Cara velle jetliner Kuznetsov referred to 18 passen gers and a crew of eightBut Sabena owner of the airliner had said there were 19 passengers Three passengers are Americans In Tehran a US Embassy spokesman said two passengers Mr and Mrs Charles Weimer first reported to be Germans are Americans from NewYorkCity The third American is Fred Holden bound for Athens from the Far East His home address was not immediately available There was no further word on how the plane enroute from TehSocety ran to Istanbul strayed so far off The plane landed after radioing that if was being pursued by So viet MIG jet fighters into the spring The changeover to new models is expected to come early again this year since most manu facturers are planning substantial style changes for 63 The freshly styled cars are counted on in fact to give business in the final three months a decided boost There are to be sure at least the usual number of question marks confronting automakers this year Credit is one of them The threat of a steel strike in midsummer looms as a serious obstacle to a 7 million car year Each automaker is known to be stockpiling steel as a precaution but it is conceded that no amount of stockpiling can soften the blow of a prolonged work stoppage From all indications brisk sales this year should be reflected in rising profits not only of the car makers but of their suppliers as well The imports save for Volks wagen and a few British sports cars appear unable to make further inroads on the domestic market And USbuUt compacts saddled with thin profiTmargins apparently have reached their zenith at between 35 and 40 per cent of the market If there is general agreement that business will be brisk this year there is less accord on the matter of which size cars will sell bestAmerican Motors chairman George Romney predicts com pacts will soon rise to 50 per cent of the market but includes a number of Ford andChevrolet models that are bigger than a its Nor was there any word on just how it was forced North Iowa Partly cloudy with occasional snow flurries northerly winds 2030 miles an hour Tuesday night lows 10 20 below Partly cloudy con tinued cold Wednesday highs zero to 7 below Iowa Partly cloudy with snow Hurries and north to north west winds 2030 miles an hour Tuesday night with cold wave lows 1020 below Part ly cloudy continued cold Wednesday with alghsVnearj i zero Further cloudy and continued cold Thursday v f Minnesota Variable cloudiness flurries windy continued Highs 515 below person and at least nine AURELIA was killed others injured Tuesday when a speeding Illinois Central passen ger train trying to get back on schedule ran off the rails near here John Nelson Sioux City trapped in the wreckage of the express car was cut out of the twisted steelbut was dead on arrival at aCherokee hospital Two crewmen GlobeGazette Weather up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum At8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset Data YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 5 13 13 Trace 22 2 trapped in the lead engine which went hurtling offthe rails first and uncoupled from the rest of the train which then went sailing by before derailing about 50 yards further down the roadbed Engineer Darreli E Brown Sioux City and fireman R A Creek Manson were both freed from the engine by acetylene torches in critical On the inside Editorials Page 4 Sports 89 1314 North IS Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Comics 20 Farm Features 21 Transit Schedule22 N Rambler in compact his definition of For sure the industry is wit nessing something of a resurgence among socalled standardsize cars Hoodf FT HOOD tank and a truck collided here and explosion kilted f ive soldiers and injured 22 others 11 seriously The tank be longed to the 67th Armored and the truck to the 35th Armoredof the 2nd Armored Division Sukarno ponders next move JAKARTA7 Foreign Min ister SubandriO indicated thatPresident Sukarno will decide the question of warpi peace over Dutch occupied West New Guinea within aweek or 10 days Macmilhn Adenauer meet BpNl Prime Minister Har old Macmillan met with Chancellor rkpnrad Adenauer and informants said they discussed a new British proposal for an EastWest standstill agree ment to take the heat off the Berlin crisis Gizenga loses party rank LEOPOLDVILLE Communistleaning deputy premier Antoine Gizenga under parliamen tary orders to return here to face charges of se cessionist activities in his Oriental province has been stripped of his party rank Exspy gets new job Alan Nunn May the Western worlds first atom spy has been appointed special professor of physics at the University of Ghana che fields Masorr Gitys 13beiowzero i mere was temperature Tuesday niorhinc only a trace of new snow but the wind picked up wind made it a most SpSInt Sly Hawkeye jumps its track Trainman killed nine hurt thosewho were hurt suffered car all woundup in a ditch onlv m nnr pntc tuij i t only minor They were from the tilting passenger cars by school buses from Aurelia whippedmai Giis Ohlson a farmer whoover U16 snowcovered country lives near the site of the wreck and considerable wreckage said itappeared as if the right was strewn along the tracks wheels of the lead engine went condition at a Storm Lake hos pital and Creek in serious con dition at Cherokee All of the eightunits on the train left the rails but miracu lously the three passenger cars coaches and a pullman were the only ones that did not tip Seventeen passengers were aboard The train No II Hawkeye jqund f ro mVjChicago to Sioux anhour late It is the last pas senger train operating in North west Iowa Visibility was described as near zero in the area as strong north winds whipped snow across the flat prairie section The tem perature was 15 below v tut GLAU X 1111 It Most of the few passengers onjThe express car a railroad the train escaped injury and postal car and the storage maD Ujj 111 a cuts and bruises the road bed which runs quickly removed allel to Iowa Highway tf i ocuu uicy uau nut ae off thfe rails a short distance termined w h a t caused the after it had crossed an intersecwreck but two views were ad second engine which then pulled the train off Louise Inskeep Fort Dodge and Laura Browning Dubuque the rest of thetrain another 5Q yards The second engine hurtled about 30 yards off the rails tak ing the rest of the train it Frotik R Currie business leader for nearly 70 years dead at 87 Frank R Currie 87 Mason City businessman who has been associated with Curries Hard ware for nearly70 years died Tuesday morning1 atbis home 1016 3rd NW Mr Currie president of the company started in the busi ness with his father the late C Currie in 1892 At that store was located on East State It was later moved to a North Federal site and then back to East State Mr Currie was born Feb 1874 Babysitter held for two deaths SHAKOPEE Minn young male Babysitter has con fessed he smothered two babies within the last three years be cause their crying bothered him authorities said Tuesday Deputy Sheriff Cyril Maxa said Delmer Dale McCollum 23 Prior LakeMinn admitted in signed statements that he caused the death of Linda Do lorfs La Corsiere his 5month old niece in Minneapolis April 131959 and the death of 7 monthold Roy Menning in Prior Lake last Dec 9 McCollum was held the Scott County jail on a second degree manslaughtercharge in the Menning death Authorities said they were considering a murder charge Tanker aircraft lost off coast NEW YORK AP An Air Force KB50 tanker aircraft with nine men aboard was reported overdue early Tuesday on a flight from Langley Air Force Base Va to the Azores Islands off Por tugal The Coast Guard here said the planes last reported position was about 240 miles due east of Nor folk Va The spokesman said a track line search was being conducted he said a search of an area 40 mites south and 90 miles north of the area in which the plane last was reported FRANK R CURRIE Synhorst to seek his 8th term DES MOINES AP Secre tary of State Melvin D Synhorst announced Tuesday his candidacy for reelection The 47yearold Orange City Republican will be seeking his eighth twoyear term as secre tary of state Synhorst was president of the National Association of Secre taries of State last year KATZ DIES KANSAS CITY Mo H Katz a pioneer of the super drug store who rose from candy stand operator to board chairman of the multimilliondollar Drug Stores chain died Monday of a heart ailment came to Mason City at an early age and was graduated from the Mason City High School en tering in business with his fath er FiineraL arrangements are in complete The MajorErickson Funeral Home is in charge When Mr Currie started In business in Mason City the side walk in front of the store was made of boards and the street beyond was either dust or mud The late Corey Currie father of Currie purchased a third interest in the Daggett and Schwie hardware for his son and that was the familys start in the hardware business in Mason City The store is now inthe third generation of management with Richard L Currie son of Frank Currie operating the business Mr Currie was presented a gold plated hammer in 1956 as an award for more than 50 years in service to the hardware indus try In 1957 the store observed its 65th anniversary The store will be 70 years old in February Mr Currie was married to Gertrude Invin Aug 25 1897 She preceded him in death March 3 1903 He was married to Lola M Nichols Sept 26 1906 She preceded him hi death Aug 29 1957 Mr Currie was a member of the First Methodist Church the Masons the IOOF Lodge and Ro tary Funeral arrangements arc in complete The MajorErickson Funeral Home is in charge SAME par Officials said they had not de were treated Sioux Valley kee Vivian Reinke arid Cecilia at Chero Siou Page 73 Storm Lake were both listec m good condition at StormLake Other trainmen injured Veri Raphael Rahfcin 52 Dubuque 47 Cuba j TT Blowing showis hazard Mercury to remain iow Icy northern winds pouredsub Moeold air across Iowa Tues ay Temperatures were not ex pected to get above zero at some laces during the day Winds of upto 30 miles an hour liled theground snow into deep drifts and reduced visibility to ear zero at many places The drifting show clogged coun y roads and forced many score f schools to remain closed Tues lay The mercury reached below and Elkader Boone lad is below and other subzero readings included Spencer and Dodge 14 Mason City and eMars 13 Dubuque 12 Cedar Rapids and DesMoihes erlob and Lenox 0 Fairf ield 8 vlf you thoughtit was cold Mon day night wait until Tuesday night the Weather Bureau said Lows of 10 to 20 below were fore cast forTuesday night The Iowa Highway Commission said Tuesday there was oneway traffic on Highway 141 from Man ningto Dedham and on Highway 20 west of Fort Dodge But primary roads generally were normal the commission saidTherewas some packed snow in sheltered areas around Fort Madison and on Highway 99 north of Burlington Most schools inthe Fort Dodge vicinity were closed including the public schools in Fort Dodge Heavy drifting of snow during he night forced postponement of schools in Jefferson Van Buren Henry Washington and Kepkuk A new citizens band radio in 33 busses oper atecLby the school district in Jef ferson County to alert the drivers of the situa tion All schools in Countyex ceptthose theCity of Boone also had shut down Some light snow fell during tha night and occasional snow was ex pected Tuesday The winds were not expected to diminish until Wednesday The UJS Weather Bureau listed Butte M o n t the coldest spot in the nation with 41 below zero below at Laramie Wyo clerks dition a treated M con Marmon St Louis and released Cherokee hospital Wk K ram Wis both railway mail and 32 at Greeley Cob Denver Colo digging out from a snowfall of more than 14 inches es postal inspector shivered in rigbelow weather It at the was 7below in Chicago coldest weather of the winter there CHRISTMAS TOYS of Helen Rebecca Whiiisenant 11 Nashville Tenn was only slightly damaged when fire hit the closet in which the Christmas toys of the four children of Mr and Boyd Whinsenant were stored But the dolls bed a football games and other toys were de stroyed Defective wiring was blamed for blaze which caused heavy damage to other parts of the house Helen clutches the dgll after rushing home from school ;