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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Daily Newspaper Edited for HM VOL 91 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors tv5 United iBtemittonri Full Wiret MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAYt MARCH I960 t 7c Copy Thbi Pftper Conslslj of Two SectionsSection On I 11 Powerful show by Nixon Kennedy Compacts may trim tax intake Consumption of gas watched by revenuers By W B DICKINSON JR GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The plunge into compact car making is causing some fingernail biting among state and federal revenu ers who think of the automobile primarily as a vehicle for bring ing in tax money The dollar stakes are high During the 1958 fiscal year the federal government took in some 83600000000 from special taxes on motor vehicle owners The states received some 000 in 1959 from vehicle license fees and fuel 27 per cent of total state tax col lections Public officials are worried about possible effects compact vehicles may have on motor fuel use consumption of pounds of tires dollar volume of parts and accessories license tag fees in some states as much as less on the lighter and retail sales tax income COMPACT PRODUCTION in February was 153169 or aboul 22 per cent of the US auto in dustrys output If the foreign imports are added about 30 per cent of Februarys retail auto sales were of the smaller car variety Industry officials now believe sales of the three new Falcon Val total 12 million in more than originally estimated Interest of the federal treas ury in the compact cars focuses on their gas consumption Four cents of the cost of every gallon sold at retail goes into the fed eral highway trust fund Tota revenues for the fund in the present fiscal year are estimat ed at almost S25 billion four fifths of which will come from the fuel tax But the Bureau did say tha for each 10 per cent of standarc a u t ornobile registrations re placed by compact or light ve hides there is an indicated re duction in trust fund revenues o between 15 and 2 per much aSS50 million a year Such a loss would be bad news indeec for Congress which in 1959 ha to raise the federal gas tax cent a gallon to keep up work on the 41000mile interstate high way system AMONG THE complicatin factors in estimating potentia tax losses is the strong indica tion that the availability of com pact cars means more familie with two cars also more fami lies with one car Almost 17 pe cent of all American families to day own two or more cars i the Slo000plus class the rati is close to 40 per cent The num ber of families with more tha one car has jumped 39 per cen in the last four years Additionally the America compact car has not proved i all cases to be the kind of econ omy car that cuts heavily int the tax take The Wall Stree Journal reporting on results o a recent survey said the add tion of radio heater and othe items to the stripped compact generally pushes the price we above ON THE AVERAGE Corvair owners interviewed said they were getting 18 miles to the gal lon of gasoline in normal city driving compared with an av erage of 20 miles for Valiant owners and 24 miles for Falcon owners This was a far cry one buyer complained from the 35 miles per gallon that people were talking about The petroleum industry doesnt seem greatly concerned about the sharp increase of sales of the compacts William L Nay lor senior vice president of Guii Oil Corp pointed to the potential growth in the number of twocar families and added Small economy cars are ex pected ultimately to increase rather than decrease total gaso line demand That is the kind of prediction the tax collectors like to hear but they are a little anxious all the same Protest rejected by Cuba f AUTO TURNED INTO SNOWMANAl Stinehart 329 19th S E just a boy at heart takes advantage of the latewinter snow to turn his car into a snow man Here he digs the eyes and mouth from the accumulation of white stuff on the back side of the auto Mason City had four inches of new cover South bears brunt once more Snow again buffets Iowa Winter showing no appear ances of old age with spring ess than two weeks away smacked Iowa with another stiff snow storm Wednesday Primary highways were open packed and hazardous Consider able drifting was reported par ticularly on ways Many northsouth high rural roads were clogged with snow and im passable School children in many areas got another holiday Wednesday because the snow which ranged from 2to 8 inches The heaviest amounts again were in thesouthern part of the state Fairfield and Ottumwa received 8 inches Fort Madi son 7 Des Moines Sioux City Oskaloosa Council Bluffs 6 Fort Dodge LeMars Boone Spencer Burlington Lenox 5 Mason City and Lamoni 4 Red Oak 3 Davenport and Cedar Rapids 2 North Iowas average fall up to 8 am was about 3 inches Margarets marriage set May 6 LONDON Princess Mar garet and Antony Armstrong Jones will be married at am May 6 in stately Westmin ister Abbey traditional setting for many high ceremonies of British royalty She and the young commoner who until recently was a society photographer will be pro nounced man and wife by the archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Geoffrey Fisher An announcement Wednesday from Clarence House the prin cess home said her brother inlaw Prfnce Philip husband of Queen Elizabeth II will give the bride away THE ANNOUNC E M E NT touched off widespread enthusi asm Thepublic was in a moot to give a rousing ovation to the nations sweethearts It is generally expected that ArmstrongJones will be ele vated to the peerage probably as a marquess before the wed ding The marriage will take place two and a half months before Margarets 30th birthday which falls on Aug 21 Armstrong Jones was 30 on Monday The Daily Mail which correct ly predicted the date said Prin cess Alexandra and Princes Anne were certain to be brides maids and that Prince Charles the heir to the throne might b a page THE WEDDING is likely tc jam London with the bigges crowds since Elizabeths coron ation in 1952 The Daily Mirror said tha ArmstrongJones who has ha some slight experience as a de signer of womens sports togs is designing Margarets weddin dress He had already completed sketches which will basic plan for the The Weather North Iowa Cloudy through Thursday Lows Wednesday night upper teens Highs Thursday lower 20s owa Cloudy occasional light snow west Wednesday night and Thursday except freezing drizzle and fog southwest Wednesday night Lows Wed nesday n i g h t 15 20 High Thursday 2230 Further out with little temper ature change Friday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 10 to 12 degrees below normal Wednesday night through next Monday with only minor daily changes Afternoon highs will average 22 to 30 degrees Overnight lows will average 10 to 18 de grees Precipitation will aver age 20 to 30 of an inch oc curring as intermittent snow except more general precipi tation over the weekend Minnesota Mostly cloudy con tinued quite cold Highs Thursday 1328 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 21 Minimum 17 At 8 am 17 Precipitation 3 snow YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 13 Since that time Mason City had another 1 to 2 inches Going was slow in North Iowa 3ut roads generally were open Ozark Air Lines planes were 15 to 30 minutes late into Mason City but no flights were can celled because of the weather This winters heavy snows was e most in some vicinities in three decades Des Moines has 18 remain trapped in coal mine LOGAN W Va of rescue workers in gas masks fought through a grimy fume filled mine Wednesday attempt ing to reach 18 trapped men A barricade of flames and a 200foot long slate fall that left only a fourfoot clearance to the roof of the tunnel had im prisoned the men fince am Tuesday Two others escaped Some rescuers speculated thai the miners were doomed four miles from the shaft opening But a spokesman for fslanc Creek Coal Co was hopeful We assume that the trapped men have barricaded them selves off said Robert M Johnson manager of Island Creek The companys Holden 22 mine is eight miles from chis southern West Virginia city Johnson said one of those trapped is William K Donald son mine safety director who could guide the men in survival Herters words insulting HAVANA un Cuba Tuesday night rejected as insulting U S Secretary of Slate Chris tian A Herters condemnation of Fidel Castro for his implication that American officials were re sponsible for last Fridays inuni ions ship explosion in Havana larbor Castros propaganda apparatus Wednesday loudly hailed For eign Minister Paul Roas sharply worded statement rejecting Hor rs protest Another triumph for Cubas national dignity said progovernment radio and TV stations THE PROPAGANDA organs used the latest development in the heated U SCuban word battle as the basis for new ap peals for public donations to pay for arms to use against foreign aggressors Roas statement made to US Charge dAffaires Daniel M Braddock took offense at the tonguelashing Ilcrtcr gave Cu ban Charge dAffaires Enrique Patterson Monday Roa demanded that the U S government whenever it ad dresses itself to the representa tives of the revolutionary gov ernment do so with absolute re spect fortheir official status and without descending to offensive Demos qain in primary Candidates set records SEN NEUBERGER iad 469 inches for a 31year tiigh surpassing even the bliz had experience of emergency tactics Hes with this sort said Johnson The manager said flames had broken out on both sides of the slate fall the rough form the royal dressmaker the news paper said and he is now dis cussing his ideas with tha prin cess Sore feet lead to triplets birth NEW YORK UPI Elsa Panico 35 who sought emer gency treatment at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital Wednesday be cause my feet hurt gave birth to healthy triplets two girls and a boy A hospital spokesman said Mrs Panico wife of a Brooklyn truck driver and the mother of a fouryearold son had had no knowledge that she was pregnant The resident physician who examined her aching and heard her acknowledge that she had gaining weight lately had a suspicion however He suggested an Xray examina tion and spotted the triplets right away weighed in at 4 pounds 7 ounces 3 pounds ounces and 3 pounds 11 ounces for a total of 11 pounds 4 ounces quite enough the hospital said to account for fbtir mothers sore feet ards of 1936 when 454 inches fell Fort Dodge has had 425 nches and Ottumwa 366 The new snow storm stranded about 300 Fairfield residents in cluding 150 Parsons College stu dents in Kansas City where they had gone to see Parsons win a first round NAIA basket ball game Tuesday night THE HIGHWAY Commission reported that primary highways south of Highway 20 were gener ally 50 to 100 per cent snow packed But north of this line highways were snowpacked in protected areas There was some oneway traf fic on Highway 71 north of Au dubon the commission said Several places in the state now have 18 inches or more of snow on the ground Boone has about 24 inches Council Bluffs 23 Ottumwa 22 Dubuque 19 Des Moines 18 Sioux City 17 Lamoni 17 Cedar Rapids 15 and Fort Madison 12 THE SNOW HIT the state Jus as the Iowa girls high schoo basketball tournament opened in Des Moines a coincidence which is becoming something of a habit However the snow began di minishing Wednesday and it die not least as of that there would be a repeat o a year ago when a powerfu snowstorm held 5000 persons snowbound in Veterans Me morial auditorium overnight a the climax of the girls tourna ment Light snow was still falling however and tournament offi cials were keeping their fingers crossed The snow cut attend ance Tuesday night to only since the tourna men moved into the auditorium five years ago utterances of a personal char acter During his session with Pat terson Herter denounced as baseless erroneous and mis leading Castros implication that US officials were to blame for the explosions aboard the French ship La Coubre which killed more than 50 per sons HERTER CHARGED that the fiery Cuban Prime Minister dis played an unfounded and ir responsible altitude The Cuban retort said Her ers statements had an ag ressive tone derogatory to our ational dignity Roa told Braddock the Cuban nvernment is looking forward o giving a proper reply to the ormal US note of protest when arrives SAME UOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FIGURES On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 7 Society News 121314 Sporfs News1718 North Iowa News 21 Mason City News 2425 Latest markets25 Comics 29 Hemorrhage Neuberger off Oregon dies at 47 PORTLAND Ore Death by cerebral hemorrhage claimed Sen Richard I Ncu bcrger Wednesday It was an ironic for the 47yearold Oregon Demo crat who had just won a fight with cancer The Senator was stricken at his home Tuesday after noon lie lapsed into a coma and gradually became weak er Death came at am Neuberger had been home since January trying to shake off a series of virus infections and an attack ot shingles Last week he filed for reclection to the Senate HIS DEATH cuts the Demo cratic total to 64 against 35 Republicans but a Democrat must be appointed by Repub lican Gov Mark Hatficld to fill out his term Haste will be needed by both Republican and Democratic leaders in lining up someone to compete in the May 20 pri mary Filings close at 5 pm Friday Neubergers health had not been robust for many months HE BECAME ILL in the summer of 1D58 That August he underwent an operation for cancer Five months later he was smiling broadly as he told a news conference he regarded himself as a pa tient He said there was no re currence of cancer but he failed to shake off colds and other virus infections and then suffered an attack of shingles In January he came home to recuperate He said hewas getting better and last week he filed for reelection He was elected in 1954 So strong was his support in Oregon that the Republicans had groomed no one of stature to oppose him MANCHESTER N H avnianchc of Democratic votes in the New Hampshire primary some Republican write Sen John F Ken ncdy closer to the Democratic nomination for president Wed nesday But New Hampshire Republi cans were jubilant too as Vice President Richard M Nixon surged past President Eisenhow ers record vote of 56464 set in the 1956 primary With all the precincts report ing Nixon rolled up a total of 65077 preferential votes KENNEDYS SURPRISING total with all precincts report ing was 42969 The tally smash ed all previous marks in the Democratic beauty contest In 19SG Sen Kefauver DTenn ind Acllai Stevenson together polled 25000 votes Four years earlier after an even hotter con test Kefauver and former Presi dent Truman polled a combined vole of 35000 Tuesdays election was the first of 1C state primaries in this presidential year It was not a direct contest between Nixon and Kennedy who were on separate ballots In his spectacular sweep Ken nedy also tore through the cus tomary 21 margin held by Re publicans in New Hampshire The percentage spread in this years election appeared to be about 5545 for the Republicans A breakdown of the returns from New Hampshires 13 cities showed that Kennedy pulled KENNEDY NIXON AP Photofax GETS THE GATE U S Charge DAffaires Daniel Braddock emerges from the Cuban Ministry for For eign Relations at Havana where he was told that Cuba rejected as insulting a protest to charges of U S complicity in the munitions ship Explosion With Braddock is Manuel Yepe protocol officer of the ministry more than twice as manyvotei there as Kefauver had in 1956 Kennedy received 28332 as against Kefauvers 12085 four years ago THE CITIES although largely Democratic gave Nixon 19362 votes topping Eisenhowers to tal of 13556 The Massachusetts senator even pulled some Republican votes The dimensions of Kennedys victory took on added signifi cance by comparison to the last two New Hampshire primaries In the 1952 primary the Re publicans cast about 77 per cent of the total vote Four years later they racked up 65 per cent The spread in Tuesdays election was about 5545 per cent between the two parties with the Republicans on top As expected Nixon and Ken nedy scooped up all the dele gates to their respective nomi nating conventions EFFORTS ON THE part of admirers of New Yorks Gov Nelson A Rockefeller to roll up a sizable vote for him failed to bear fruit The Governor who did not enter the race and therefore was not on the ballot received 2512 writein votes for president in 257 of the 300 precincts Another 1700 writein x votes were cast for him as vice president Paul C Fisher Chicago manu facturer who ran against Ken nedy on the Democratic ballot got 5682 votes in the tally of 251 precincts Kennedy headed directly for Wisconsin where he is in a struggle against Senv Hu bert H Humphrey DMinn ia the primary election April 5 FASTTIME OKD CLINTON The City of Clinton which was on daylight saving time last year will put its clocks an hour ahead again this year on April 24 A ;