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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily for CITY GLOBE Tlie newspapijr that makes all North jlowons VOL 99 end CWUd taw fun MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 1MO HOME EDITION neighbors 7c a Copy ConiUU of Two Out Compacts engaged in fight Competition gets heavier By RICHARD SPONG GlobiGazttte Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTONPrice compe tition and allegations of political shenanigans distinguish the new automobile picture for the 1961 model year which is just begin ning Pricecutting is the rule in the compact field Ford which had priced its bestselling Falcon below its competition in the 1960 model year is holding the line on all models but the fourdoor Falcon station wagon Prices on Chevro lets Corvair Chryslers Valiant and StudebakerPackards Lark are being cut back approximate ly to the Falcon level admittedly for competitive reasons American Motors whose Ramb ler was ousted by Ford from the sales lead in compacts was be lieved ready to cancel a planned rise of 1 or 2 per cent THE DOMESTIC compacts in 1960 stopped the growth of the import market short With De troit putting out 1071631 units in the model of foreign cars for the year end ed Sept 1 came to 562355 a gain of only 195 per cent over the previous 12 months So Ford has announced that it is stopping imports of the German Taunus and Pontiac is pricing its new Tempest in the range of its im ported Vauxhall Price cut of from to have been announced by Re nault Fiat Borgward Volvo Opel Simca Vauxhall and Gog gomobile Bucking the trend is the leader of the imports Volks wagen which continues to in crease its business Standard model prices remain on a plateau for the third straight year General Motors late last month announced that it was holding the line on prices and as usual the other auto mak ers fell into line A PATTERN for what amounts to a price cut was set by Ford which extended its newcar war ranty on 1961 models to 12000 miles or 12 months whichever conies first Previous limits had been 4000 miles or four months Other manufacturers immediate ly followed suit Detroit this year is shipping new models to dealers a week or two earlier than last year de spite a huge inventory of unsold 1960s on dealers hands Total production of passenger units in the week ended Oct 8 for ex ample was 142122 almost 25 000 units ahead of the compa rable week of 1959 An exception was Chrysler which cut back production 25 per cent in that week Chrysler however still has more 1961 m o de 1 s in the field than any other maker it began building its new ones in early August DURING SEPTEMBER and October 1135400 cars were twice the av erage of the past five years But as of Sept 20 dealers had stocks of 825000 unsold cars as against 595000 a year earlier It looks like were all going to lose some money this year a Cleveland dealer told a Wash ington DC trade meeting The i n d u s t r ywide early changeover may be accidental But The New Republic see a po litical motive it suggests In the uncertain economic climate of 1960 the temptation to assist in toning up the economy for the benefit of the Republican candi date has apparently been irre sistable Cooler weather will continue Temperatures over Iowa Sat urday morning werent as low as had been expected but the Weather Bureau said frost or freezing temperatures are like ly Sunday morning in the ex treme northwest part of the state Cooler weather has taken over and Saturdays highs were due to vary from the upper 50s in the northwest to the upper 60s in the southeast The further outlook calls for mostly sunnyskies and cool wtather Sunday NIXON IGNORES HECKLER Comedian Jerry Lewis having agood time does his best to distract Vice as they sit with Mrs Nixon at the speakers table in Beverly Hills at the Cali Takes side of Nixon AP Photofax fornia Newspaper Publishers Assn World News paper Forum Nixon was the featured speaker Lew is finally had the Nixons in broad laughter at his antics Ike enters island dispute FROM OCR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The White House Saturday injected Presi dent Eisenhower into the torrid election campaign dispute over whether the United States should risk war if Red China attacks the Quemoy and Matsu Islands It said Eisenhower agrees completely with Republican presidential candidate Richard M Nixon on when islands scarcely a stones throw from the Red China main land should be defended The President and Nixon dis cussed the issue by telephone after it was kept boilingin de bate between the vice president and Sen John F Kennedy the Democratic presidential nomi nee Nixon had taken the position in debate a week ago that the United States should defend the island on principle because they were in the area of free dom Kennedy firmly opposed this and declared this country should Two more Yanks captured in hills of Cuba HAVANA government controlled newspaper El Mundo Saturday reported the capture of two more Americans who al legedly landed with a small in vasion force in the hills of north eastern Cuba last week They were identified as Allan D Thompson and Paul Hughes El Mundo said they were in the landing force that included Anthony Zarba Somerville Mass who was executed Thurs day along with 12 Cubans on charges of plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Fidel Castros government Meanwhile American pilot Eeslie Bradley Minneapolis Minn went on trial here charged with conspiring to launch an invasion of Nicaragua from Cuba last May with the approval of the US State De partment Bradley and his com panions denied the charge in statements before a fiveman revolutionary tribunal Most lowans agree Were old li DES MOINES UPI Most lowans have a tendency to push back old age as their years increase Dr Woodrow W Morris director of the University of Iowa Institute of Geron tology said here Friday Reporting on a survey conducted among 1359 persons over 60 years of age Morris told the Iowa Welfare Association con ference that most lowans in the 60 to 64 age bracket consider themselves middleaged They said they would begin think ing of themselves as old in another 10 or 15 years Those in the 70 to 74 age bracket however said they would not be old until they reached 80 or 85 Morris said the persons interviewed were asked 500 ques tions to bring out their attitudes on old age federal state and local programs for aging and on Iowa as a retirement home Winter comes early to Rockies area DENVER W Winter un leased an early blow in the Rocky Mountain area dumping up to two feet of the white stuff in the higher elevations Traf fic was snarled in nearby Wy oming and Colorado areas Sat urday morning as the early sea son flurries moved out of the mountains AP Photofax TAB AND HIS DOG Actor Tab Hunter poses nosetonose with his Weimaraner in the back yard of Hunters hoine in Hollywood Tab is on trialon charges of cruelty to an animal beating his pet named Fritz A neighbor has testified that she heard bloodcurdling howls the night of July 7 went to investigate and watched Hunter beat the dog with a leather strap for five minutes Hunter has said he merely slapped the dog on the paws to break him of the habit of digging holes in the yard On f he inside Editorials Page 4 Church News 89 Society News 10 Clear Lake News 11 Sports 1314 Comics 15 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 17 Building News 2021 North Iowa News 24 SAME DAT61959500 Pace quickens in Iowa races DES MOINES WVIowas can didates for governor and United States senator head into thefi nal three weeks of their cam paigns next week Each appar ently is fully confident of vic tory at the polls Nov 8 The campaign is expected to progress at a more rapid and grueling pace between now and election time In the Senate race Demo cratic party spokesmen said that Gov Herschel Loveless has gained steadily in the past two weeks But a spokesman for state Sen Jack Miller Sioux City the governors opponent had this to say started picking up about a month ago for us Now we think the momentum is go ing for Miller Replied the Loveless spokes man Miller had to gain in the early part ot the campaign There was no place for him to go except up It seems now that Miller is just grasping at straws Of Millers campaign this Democratic spokesman added The Republicans never seem to learn that a campaign based on an unfair personal attack never pays off politically The people have a basic sense of fair play try and convince Nationalist Chinese President Chiang Kai shek he should withdraw his big orces from the islands because hey were indefensible The vice president has brought lis position nearer that of ad ministration policy In his first speeches he was saying not an inch of territory should be yield ed to the Communists Friday speaking at Phoenix Ariz he kept hammering away on the same subject but without say ing that there should be abso lutely no retreat EARLIER FRIDAY Nixon drew such large and enthusias tic crowds 200000 lined the downtown streets that it was described as the finest day he ever had in Los Angeles This is highly important to Nixon for alifornias big batch of 32 elec oral votes are hanging in the Dalance In Pennsylvania meanwhile Kennedy declared Nixons rec ord of public action is so changeable and contradictory that his political philosophy de ies definition THE DEMOCRATIC nominee told a New Castle Pa audi ence estimated by police at more than 10000 that Nixon described himself in Los An geles as practical progressive but that five months ago he classified himself as an eco nomic conservative I cannot believe that the American people in these diffi cult times will choose a man with this fuzzy image of his own political philosophy the senator asserted Rather I believe they will elect a candidate whose own philosophy and that of his par Democratic been consistent in the peoples interest at home and abroad AIRLINER MISSING ROME Italian airliner with 11 persons aboard disap peared Friday on a flight from Rome to Genoa Seven more breakins at Charles City CHARLES the sec ond consecutive night seven places were broken into here Places struck by the thief or thieves Friday were all in the same area all but one on North Main St They are Cities Service Station Lindemere Dairy Checkerboard Cafe Sar Seed Feed Store Van Web Equipment Co Charles City Granit Works and Washington School The school is on North Grant just off North Main Police Friday were looking for a man who injured his arm Thursday night while breaking windows or doors in a series of seven breakins at doctors of fices a garage and an imple ment company here A blood stained towel was found in one of the offices and blood spatterec in another Only about was gained by the thieves in the first try The loss in Friday nights breakins has not been determined TRIMMING GOOD IDEA LONDON out side a London reducing salon Stop look and lessen North Iowa Partly cloudy Sat urday night becoming gen erally fair Sunday Cooler Saturday night and continued cool on Sunday Highs Sunday 60 to 65 Lows Saturday night 35 to 45 FAIR Iowa Partly cloudy southeast clearing elsewhere Saturday night and over state Sunday Cooler Saturday night and Sunday with frost and freez ing temperatures northwest and extreme north Saturday night Low Saturday night 25 to 30 extreme northwest to 40s southeast High Sunday in the 60s Outlook for Partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Warmer Sunday highs in 60s GlobeGazette Weather Dat up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 73 Minimum 40 At 8 am 47 In addition he added Mil ler appears to be coming up with a new gadget every day like a peddler witha bag tricks This reflects the basic irre sponsibility of the man Few people for example are con vinced that Miller could revolu tionize the federal tax structure And I doubt whether many peo ple have confidence in a person who would irresponsibly advo cate a military blockade of Cuba THE SPOKESMAN expressed belief that not only has the Gov ernor kept his strength in the big cities and farms but also gained a bit in the small towns in the past few weeks In the Republican camp cam paign workers maintain that Miller has been picking up strength in the farm areas as he becomes better known to lowans One Miller spokesman said that on the basis of an analysis of polls now Miller is favored by between 51 and 57 per cent of the voters This spokesman denied Demo ratic charges that Miller was waging a personal attack gainst Loveless HE ONLY HAS questioned oveless qualifications for of ice said the spokesman And strong criticism against the jovernor has been mainly be cause of the governors refusal o debate the campaign issues publicly with Miller We dont admit to personal attacks The spokesman said Loveless las lost ground in the farm areas because farmers are getting to know Jack and theyre finding out that Love less is no friend of the farmer In the governors race Atty Gen Norman Erbe the Repub lican nominee said his cam paign perked up considerably in the past 10 days and we havent hit our peak yet YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 62 30 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SAN FRANCISCO Retired Rear Adm Wil liam L Erdmann faces a possible two year jail term and fine after admitting smuggling worth of liquor into the United States Erdmann pleaded guilty to bringing the 42 cases of untaxed liquor from Guam into San Francisco May 14 aboard the aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard in a 3651 pound case labeled household effects DUSSELDORF Germany A German court sentenced two former Nazi concentration camp guards to life imprisonment for murdering inmates in what the prosecution termed conditions of com plete bestiality The sentences handed down against Otto Boehm 50 and August Hoehn 47 were the se verest the court could give in West Germany which has no death penalty SCARBOROUGH England Prime Minister has called for an EastWest sum mit conference to deal with the potentially danger ous problem of Germany and Berlin HONOLULU A Navy hunterkiller task force led by the carrier Kearsarge steamed through the Pacific Saturday searching for an unidentified un derwater object that could be a submarine or a school of fish WE HIT A low spot in our campaign about three weeks ago said Erbe but started picking up speed with the help of political advertising and par ty organization work I havent seen such organi ation among Republicans on he local level in all the time ve been in politics This is vhat really wins elections Erbes opponent Lt Gov Ed vard J McManus Keokuk de lined to assess the campaign at present saying While no one will really know how the campaign is coming until Nov 9 it appears were coming along reasonably well I started out with the as umption that its an uphill fight or a Democrat in Iowa and Ill be working on that assumption until the election is over Mc Vlanus added that he thought he turnout at his campaign tops have been gratifying enerally Does campaigning at the town dump LOWELL Mass ffi F Brad tforse Republican candidate for Congress in the 5th District is eeking votes Saturday at the jexington town dump Hun dreds of men empty rubbish at this dump on Saturday mornings he announced so ts at the dump Ill be with offee and doughnuts and stick ers and buttons An analysis of a campaign issue What is strategically defensible By MARGUERITE HIGGINS New York Herald Tribune Newt Service WASHINGTON The only demonstrably indefensible posi tion on Quemoy and Matsu is that of Sen John F Kennedy although Vice President Nixon also managed to qualify for the department of negative think ing by his remark that the peo ple more than 100000 not counting the military garrison on those Communist battered Formosa Strait Islands were not too important1 But the vice presidents anti people remark precisely the sort of thing that Nixon the politician knows all too well should Mver be DO doubt a slip of the tongue made under pressure of debate Sen Kennedys contention however that Quemoy and Matsu locat ed 16 and 5 miles distant from the Red China coast ought to be abandoned was calculated a calculated risk The heart of Sen Kennedys argument for the abandonment of Quemoy and Matsu is that they are strategically indefen sible and that the US ought not to risk getting dragged into a war over pieces of real estate that falls into the indefensible category The argument of strategic in defensibility is not only dubious but dangerous for our side and for many reasons The most ob vious is that if Sen Kennedy sticks to this argument he is if elected in effect inviting a Communist attack on Quemoy and Matsu on the day he takes office Could Peiping be blamed for assuming that Sen Kenne dy as president would refrain from reacting strongly to an attack when he has in effect conceded the inevitability of a Communist victory in the area by describing it as strategical ly indefensible and not worth getting dragged into war about Concerning defensibility if time is a test Quemoy and Mat su have not in fact done badly considering that the Commu nists started to threaten and in 1949 It ought to be a tribute that they are still nonCommunist enough to have them over to the Communist become an is sue in the current presidential campaign The reason that the Commu nists have not attacked of course is not only the skill and training of the 100000man Chi nese National garrisons on Que moy and Matsu but also the knowledge that this highly dif ficult amphibious ope r a t i o n might tangle with the U S Sev enth Fleet It is because of strong U S reaction in the past to stepped up Communist at tacks that Peiping has always subsided after periodic flurries of war scares calculated to test our nerves In the event of a local invasion effort as dis tinguished from world wide out break of war by Red China if i ;