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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the HOME EDITION VOL n Tht Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors AssocUted Prcu D4 United Full MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER M 7c Consists of Two SectionsSection Oce 41 Will study high price of drugs Average cost of climbs to By HELEN B SHAFFER GlobeGazettes Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON One can hardly be sick nowadays with out laying out a tidy sum for a prescription at the drug store Unless you want to let your fever run its course the doctor probably will prescribe an anti biotic True it will put you back in good trim faster but with the pocketbook considerably light ened Even so you can regard yourself from arthritis diabetes heart disease or some other chronic complaint may have to buy expensive drugs every month for the rest of their lives A drug trade journal com mented recently We will al ways be faced with public re sentment over the cost of drugs because everyone resents deeply the fact that someone usually the druggist and the manufacturer is making money out of his Perhaps so but the resent ment is not apt to go very deep or last very long unless some one is making too much money out of the sick mans misery THATS THE QUESTION at issue in upcoming hearings be fore a Senate investigating com mittee in hearings during the past year on a Federal Trade Commission complaint of illegal fixing of antibiotic prices and in an antitrust suit against pro ducers of Satk antipolio vac cine What it comes down to is whether high drug prices are justified by heavy research costs or by rapid results in acute whether the high prices are artificially main tained for the benefit of drug makers Surveys show that the average cost of a prescription has tripied in the past 20 years jumping from to Typical price of a bottle of 16 antibiotic pills is said to be around S8 or 50 cents a pill Men or women who have to take medicine regularly may be hit especially hard Cases have been cited where the drug bill ran to a week And how have the drug houses fared Profits of individual manufac turers are apt to fluctuate wide ly but government statistics show that earnings of the indus try as run consistently u at more than twice the rate of profits of manufacturers in gen eral SALES OF Pharmaceuticals this year are expected to total around billion The total Iowa lads show champ steers CAR TIPSY BUT NOT DRIVER Like a sailboat heelingover into the wind this station wagon leans far to its left after it hit an expressway bridge near Philadelphia and plunged 40 feet to a parkway be AP Photofax low The driver Nicholas Carr denied he was drunk saying he just lost control He and a companion were not seriously was a mere million in 1937 and had risen by 1947 to only million There are various reasons for the upward spiral Population has climbed by onethird in Ihe past two decades and prices in general have about doubled But the big reason for the jump in dollar sales is the development of wonder drugs Competition among manufac turers to develop new drugs has had builtin priceraising char acteristics Drug houses used to be geared to steady production of basic ingredients which phar macists compounded according to a doctors instructions Now each drug house strives to de velop a socalled specialty which it patents and packages ready for the pharmacist hand out on a physicians pre scription Heavy expenditures are made for research and heavy outlays for promotion WHENEVER FREE competi tion in drugs has operated prices have dropped spectacu larly in a few years The price of penicillin which never was patented dropped from for a vial in 1943 to 30 cents for the same amount n 1947 Even patented drugs have taken deep dives in price when the monopoly of the first com pany on the market has been broken oral diabetic drugs for example cost only half as much now as when first introduced Patents however seem to stand in the way of still lower prices A New York legislative committee was told last October that 100 units of patented Dexe drine costing could be bought for as little as un proi i X o 5 xVTryp m SktMHUMG tilt i vf i f v pELHI India UPI e U S Embassy Saturday P iled a formal protest with the ndian government over the des ention and beating of an Amer Marine by Chinese Com 1 spree Consulate officials in Bombay There seemed little else the 3 States could do since the E cidnaping took place on Indian soil and this country does not i have diplomatic relations with Chinese Communists OELWEIN7 W Michael Skowarn 20 was picked up episode could put a new strain on Red ChineseIndian re 5 questioning Saturday after The two countries are early morning shooting spree which windows were broken several buildings and a cafe 5 owner was beaten by a man surprised inside a service f lion f Arnold Baker owner of the Blue Haven Cafe told fatal he saw someone inside s North Texaco Station about 6 1 and took a flashlight W A Dean 1 went to investigate Baker said 7 the intruder knocked the A skull fracture y light out of his hand and Friday in a singlecar him severely before escaping caused the death of r a Andrew Dean 84 of n Baker got the license Dean was a partner in e ber of the car and notified Thompson and Dean grocery downtown Mason City before n MEANWHILE THERE moved to Traer in 1926 1 reports of someone shootin 1 windows out of buildings car he was driving went out of control late Friday morn 1 dows were shot out of th Sacred Heart Church the Oe wein High School the Cit s Laundering Earl on Highway 3 about 14 miles west of Hampton The car rolled twice but Dean was thrown clear He died in an am garage Nicks Pizza House th 0 Superior Oil Co and the Zip enroute to a Hampton hospital n Co Shots also were fired the large fourfaced clock DonaldBenge Franklin S thp business district and coroner performed an lV shot knocked the red to determine whether Jlight off Highway Patrol was caused by something Melvin Hoves patrol car than the accident injuries s his home 0 operated a store at Traer from 192fi until hrsnlrl it 3 escapees on way to prison Three jail escapees Friday afternoon were on to Fort Madison from Mason City to begin serving terms at the mens penitentiary Bernard Mason 21 and Rob ert Klingle 21 both of St Paul can serve up to 10 years at the penitentiaryfor forgery auto theft and jail breaking Thomas Lee Sweiter 18 Hampton can serve up to 11 years at the penitentiary for the same charges THE THREE WERE with two other men who escaped early in November from the Cerro Gor do County jail Judge William P Butler sen tenced Mason and Klingle to up to seven years on the forgery charges one year on the jail breaking charges and up to 10 years on the auto theft charges The 10 years terms are to run concurrently with the forgery terms The Judge sentenced Sweiter to 10 year terms on the forgery and auto theft charges The terms are to run concurrently He also got one year for jail Mason City Fair to partly cloudy through Sunday Con tinued cold Saturday night lows 812 Highs Sunday 35 38 Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Sunday Not quite so cold central and west Satur day night lows 814 north east 1420 southwest Warm er Sunday highs 35 north west to 45 southeast Further cloudy and near normal temperatures Monday SAME engaged in a bitter border dis pute A N EMBASSY spokesman said the protest was delivered to the external affairs ministry Chinese Communist Embassy officials said a report on the incident had been forwarded to Peiping The Marine Sgt Robert Arm strong 30 Los Angeles was held for five hours Friday in the garage of the Red Chinese Consulate and beaten while his hands were tied behind his back An Indian postman delivering mail spotted the Marine and alerted Indian the American authorities Consulate and The Reds then handed over their American captive to Indian po lice The incident denounced by the State Department in Wash ington as highhanded and stemmed from Armstrongs assignment to pro tect a Chinese Communist dip lomat who first sought asylum in the Consulate and then changed his mind AMERICAN EMBASSY Coun sellor Winthrop Brown said it was normal practice for the em bassy to shelter persons seeking while awaiting instruc tions from Washington Armstrong was standing guard Thanksgiving and was put in charge of protecting Chang Chienyu a member of the official Red trade mission China ImportExport Corpora tion in Bombay who said he feared for his life Brown said statement in HOVE WAS unaware his car had been shot at until called in to search for the gunman Officers found Skowarns car abandoned in a ditch about two miles northwest of town A rifle a shotgun and about 60 boxes of shells were found in the aban doned car Dale Reed a farmer living nearby said Skowarn had asked him to help get the car out of the ditch but Reed refused Then Skowarn apparently walked back into town where he was found inside a shed near his parents home About in cash and some merchandise including ammu nition was taken from serv ice station der the same generic name of the substance Ampheta BIG ESTATE DBS MOTNES ffi An estate estimated at was left by the late George ODea DCS Moines businessman who dice last May 13 at the age of 80 An inventory was filed in Probate Court Friday a year ago His wife Florence died in 1953 He is survived by a daughter Mrs Henry Mar garet Bode Woden and by hree other children Sidney Robert and Elizabeth all on the west coast Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Erickson Funeral Home in Traer Services have seen tentatively set for 10 Monday at Traer with burial at 1 in Elmwood Cemetery Mason City Gas rate hike at Fort Dodge OKd FORT DODGE WVThe Iowa Illinois Gas and Electric Co had court authority Saturday to increase natural gas rates 25 per cent in Fort Dodge An in junction in favor of the company was issued Friday by District Court Judge Edward Kelly after the utility was turned down on a 21 vote of the City Council Chang made a which he de Submits payola evidence NEW YORK W Don An Lhony singer and record manu facturer says he gave Dist Atty Frank S Hogan two can celled checks as evidence he distributed payola to disc joc keys Anthony 31 questioned Fri day at Hogans office said later he paid about to outof town disc jockeys to plug his records four years ago He said he had not made any payoffs in New York The singer first had asked for police protection saying he re ceived some threatening phone calls When he appeared for questioning Anthony said he had changed his mind and didnt want a guard ALSO QUESTIONED was Scott Muni a disc jockey for radio station WMCA and first vice president of the Disc Jockey which claims 200 members Upon leaving Hogans office luni told newsmen he never lad taken payments to plug rec rds over WMCA In New York ve never been offered Muni said Minesota Mostly cloudy and warmer Sunday Highs 2838 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum 27 Minimum 3 YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum 9 Warm trend for lowans Clearing skies over much of Iowa Saturday let the mer cury skid as low as 7 below zero at Belmond Overnight lows included 3 be low zero at Mason City zero a Boone 4 above at Waterloo and 14 at Burlington Light snow was falling a Spencer Burlington Sioux Cit and Council Bluffs but ende at midmorning Maass 21 Remsen is top winner Sherman Berg Osage reserve By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor CHICAGO Two Iowa steers were the class of the Interna tional Live Stock Exposition when the beef judging closed Saturday noon at the Chicago Amphitheater Roy Maass 21 Remsen cap tured grand champion honors with his pound Angus steer Black MASON SWE1TER A warming trend was expec ed to set in Saturday nigh with lows ranging from 12 to t MAASS marked the Jewel Sherman Berg 18 Osage w o n the reserve championsh i p with his pound H e r e ford Barta When judge Stanley Ander son Lubbock T e finally slapped Maasss steer on the rump second straight KLINGLE breaking Sweiter was on parole from a 10 year term at the mens reformatory at Anamosa when he was arrested for forg ery ALVIN SE1FERT 32 Mason City waived arraignment on charges of passing a worthless check and jail breaking Judge Butler set Wednesday at 10 as time for Seifert to plead on the charges The fifth escapee John Lum ley 25 Hampton charged with breaking and entering and jail breaking will plead in District Court Thursday at 10 16 in northern portions and from 16 to 20 in the south Highs Sunday will vary from the mid 30s to mid 40s 3 girls die in cartrain crash LAKE CRYSTAL Minn UPI girls were killed and three others injured Friday night when a car carrying them home from a holiday party was struck by a freight train Killed instantly were Gloria Hughes Joyce Addleman and Diane Wrightson Jeanine Nel son Mary Kelly and Claudia year the Internationals grand champion had come from Iowa year another Angus owned by Chuck Wood won the worlds top beef award THE SURPRISE of the show however was young Berg Son of Mr and Mrs Orville Berg who farm 320 acres south of Osage Sherman has been show ing at the International since 1955 Up to this year the best he ever had done was a reserve championship in the Shorthorn breed of the juniorshow A student at Iowa State Uni versity Sherman and his broth er Kenneth are partners in the steer It was bought as a calf in South Dakota The animal was shown at only two shows before the International It was grand champion1 at the Mitchell Coun ty Fair and reserve champion at the Waterloo Meat Show IN THE STANDS at the am phitheater when Anderson named the champion were the 267 North lowans who are in Iowa Fair Special Train Those North lowans were not nounced the Peiping regime and asked for refuge in the United States A tape recording also was made Brown said But Chang apparently changed his mind about defect ing Brown said seized the tape recording and fled from a house in Juhu village where he was hiding Armstrong followed and caught up with Chang in a taxi which took them to the Chinese Consulate Brown said when Armstrong tried to retrieve the tape Chang rushed into the con sulate and Chinese pugs grabbed the Marine On the inside Church News Page3 Editorials Society News Mason City News Comics Sports Building News Clear Lake Ntws Latest Markets NorthIowa News Ward were injured Doctors at a Mankato hospital said Iheir condition ranged from good to fair A Chicago and North Western Railroad freight train struck the car at an unlighted crossing The impact shoved the car near lly 200 feet down the tracks He added however that tie had been approached in a general vay out of town He did not Hogans office announced that ack Lynn program director for VNEW TV had been sub poenaed to produce next Mon day the books of disc spinner Alan Freed THE DISTRICT attorneys of ice said Lynn himself was not involved Freed dropped by the Ameri can Broadcasting Co as well as WNEW has been subpoenaed tb appear Monday before a Man hattan grand jury probing pay olapayments for getting records plugged Freed bowed out of WNEW Friday having been allowed to finish out the week with his Big Beat TV program At the conclusion the show he told his fans Ill be back on the air soon Ive done nothing Freed was fired last Saturday by WABC radio after he re fused to sign a statement saying he had not taken payola Freed denied that he ever look plug AP Phototax The metal skeleton of a IN CLOSET light plane which nosedived like a falling bomb pro trudes from the roof of a house at Compton Calif The plane burned and the pilot was killed Six sleep ing occupants of the house escaped The plane pierced the top of the jhveUing over a the only rooters for young Berg Janice and Tyrone Hullinger now of Harris but remem bered by North lowans as the Manly youngsters who showed Janices steer Shorty to the In ternational championship in 1955 were also there Alan Dtiea son of Mr and Mrs Joe Duea Thornton had the second place summer year ling on the hoof carcass win ner in the beef show Alan also helped prepare Ihe Iowa State University entry in the open class It won the reserve cham pionship for open class Angiis placing behind Maass entry THE RESERVE grand cham pion was not shown in junior competition It captured Here ford breed honors in the open class over a summer yearling shown by Don Geppert 20 Kim ball S D Barta is jointly owned by Berg and his 11yearold brother Kendrick The grand champion was raised by Maass between chores courting and a stint in the Army Roy bought Black Jewel a year ago for and nursed and groomed it to the highest award in the nations livestock circles This was my last chance to win Maass said He already is 21 This makes six consecu tive years that Ive been com ing to the BUT HE INSISTED a lot of the credit belongs to the girl he jians to marry Miss Darlene Hanson 21 Le Mars Roy ex plained that the only time he could spend grooming and walk ing Black Jewel was in the eve ning hours after the chores were done on his 360acre he could have spent courting Darlene Maass said he expects to put his black summer yearling steer on the auction block here Tuei ;