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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for OM VOL ft N ewspa per That Makes All H orth I o n s N eig h bors ud CWted liUraattaul faB Vim MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 20 1959 HOME EDITION 7e Copy at Two Nk f Uncle Sam Has Huge Auto Pool But He Gets a Good on Price at Least By FRAN ELEAZER WASHINGTON UPI Rep Walter Rogers who is regularly upset by the growth of our government announced re cently that car pool of a s i z e whichZ Rogers found Well it turned out that ers had made a slight and un derstandable error likely to be made by anybody subjected daily to official sedans station wagons and limousines that swarm over Washington and es pecially around Capital Hill His mistake was one of three deci mal points Actually the gov ernment owns and operates at last count something like 956 vehicles which merely makes Uncle Sam the biggest fleet operator in history MOST OF THE cars i arc Fords Chevrolets and Plym ouths The government fleet which includes trucks but no tactical military vehicles logs two billion miles Nat urally the pressure always is on to cut costs of all this touring around So government buyers next month will go out to order some of the big threes new economy cars Surprisingly enough one of the big questions is can they buy and run em any cheaper than the standard models Fords Chevrolets Corvalr and Plymouths Valiant are supposed to sell in the show room for a couple of hundred dollars less than their big broth ers But our government doesnt buy its cars out of room It buys them from the factory in lots of hundreds and iom etimes thousands SWAT THAT English Pil Lightning twoseater jet trainer looks like a huge bug as it flies over Hampshire England It is a trainer version AP Photofax of Britains fastest allweather jet fighter Part of its weapons Firestreakguided missiles shown on both sides of the fuselage in ON JUNE li the General Services does all the carbuying for non military agencies picked up its most batch of plain passenger cars As always it bids As usual it got several The result was it bought 800 fourdoor sixcylinder Fore for each including federa excise tax No tradeins wer involved Only freightcharge were extra These cars must have bee Contributions in the 1959 Ma son City Community Chest cam paign crept over the mark Tuesday as Chest leaders held a noon report meeting ai the YWCA Reported were total ing was 74 per cent of the citys goal and was reached after new donations of were an nounced WITH THE CAMPAIGN scheduled to end Friday Mason City still must raise nearly stripped you probably figure Maybe the wheels werent in eluded Wrong Except for ra dio they came equipped lik people buy em in showrooms including fresh air froster automatic transmission undercoat windshield washer outside mirrsr and even a ciga lighter Overall buys to new cars and trucks yearly When theyre worn out they are sold at auction Exceptfor special purpose cars like those used for police work the law says we cant pay more than each for sedans anc for station wagons If the seller cant meet this price theres no sale Maybe thats one reason we get such a bargain in government cars There are other reasons includ ing the fact we buy in big lots and usually at times when assembly lines arent running full THATS WHY IT is still not certain how widely the new compact cars will replace standard models in the govern ment fleet Nobody knows yet what kind of price manufac turers will offer on the smal cars Nor JOOO to hit its quota Biggest question mark in the campaign was the general soli citations section where of a goal was reported Tuesday This is just slightly over 50 per cent of the sections quota although pledge cards were issued to campaign work ers two weeks ago IN THE PATTERN gifts sec tion pledges reached of a goal and in the ad vance gifts section they stood at of a mark The womens section had of a goal and ional firms section reported of a goal The last report meeting of he campaign is slated friday The fate of the Community hest idea in Mason City Chest eaders pointed out rests upon what is done in the campaign vithin the next few par icularly in the general solici ations section Suspect Sabotage on Sub Nautilus PORTSMOUTH The cting commander of the Ports mouth Naval Base said Tuesday am age apparently iritention I to a number of electrical ables pn the nuclear submarine SS Nautilus has been discov red during the ships overhaul A SHOTGUN WEDDING Backfires on Bride ELKTON Md application for a marriage license at the courthouse went smoothly until the clerk George Ellery asked the prospective bridegroom Now will you raise your right hand and swear that the information in this license ap plication is true I wont replied Robert K Worrell Moo rest own until she gets that gun but of her That touched off a commotion and Sheriff Edgar Startt wound up arresting Angel ine Sailer 47 Burlington reluctant bridegroom a 68yearold retired seaman told the sheriff Mrs Sailer had come to his house with Monday and forcedhim to accompany her to Elkton to get married i Youre gojrig to niaVry me or Im going to kill he This city in northeastern Maryland is famed for its quickie marriages but state taw now requires a threeday waiting period Worrell told Sheriff Startt he had been going with Mrs Sailer off and on for about 10 years birt had said nothing about marriage Woman Takes Lives of Two Tots Self MERRICK N Y 34 RAIL ACCIDENT new Haven Railroad engine smashed into a disabled selfpropellec commuter car here Tuesday rearold housewife left her hvojTwentyseven persons were hurt mall daughters in a home freezer to die Monday and then hanged herself in her home Police said Joan Anton placed the pajamaclad children Bar bara 5 and Joan 9 months in side the unused freezer in the basement just after her hus band Alfred a painter left for work Some time later Mrs An ton hanged herself from a beam in the attic Police said Mrs Anton had a history of mental disturbance none seriously SAME Mason City Slowly increasing cloudiness Tuesday night cooler lows 3034 Partly cloudy and cloudy Wednesday cooler highsV 48 52 Iowa Slowly increasing cloudi ness Tuesday cooler lows 2834 north 3439south cloudy southwest Partly cloudy northeast Wed nesday cooler highs upper 40s north to lower 50s south JUDGE OVERRULED Supreme Court The RuddRockfordMarble Rock School District is legal and valid the Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tues day The high court thus re versed the decision of District Judge Tom Boynton who had held the district invalid be cause ofan error inthe de scription of the land included Court action to test the validity of the district had been brought by the Greene Community 5 School District ana 46 property owners in the new Judge Boynton on Oct 27 1958 ruled the new district should be permitted to func tion during the school year but ordered it dissolved by July 1 pending the Supreme Court In his decision he noted that published legal descriptions of the proposed district referred to Sections 13 and 14 in Town Costs of the District Court ac tion were assessed against the Rock School District and against the The Supreme Court decision reversing the District Court order however noted that a ship 97 North Range 17 iWcst plat was printed along with These two sections are not the description of the proposed school area and said the ques continguous with the new dis trict The sections actually meant were in Range 18 West in Mitchell County The judge noted other mis takes made of the election by election officials and by the joint county boards of education in Cerrd Gordo Floyd and Mitchell counties tion is in whether the error confused andprejudiced the rights of any one entitled to participate in the pro posed reorganization No claim is made that it did and there is not one word of evidence in the record to such rt Action Begun A Temporary End to Strike PITTSBURGH UP The gov rhmerit asked District ourt Tuesday for an injunction alting the 98day steel strike he United Steelworkers Union etitioned the court to deny an njunction and a hearing pened Judge Herbert P Sorg pre ided at the hearing called to etermine whether hg order should a restrain be issued Further of showers west no important temperature change Thurs day Partly cloudy cold er Highs Wednesday 3545 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8a m EAR AGO Maximum Minimum 73 38 43 76 51 ending the Steelwork rs back to work TH E HARTLE Y Act rovides that labor dispute may be terminated for an 80 day cooling off period if the national welfare is endangered The governments petition sai continuation of the nationwide labor dispute would imperil the national health and On the other hand the union petition filed by attorney Ern est G Nassar argued that the strike does not now endanger TOLL HITS 421 DES MOINES rium er of polio cases in Iowa this ear was boosted to 421 last eek with six new cases re orted does the governmem know anything yet about opera tion and maintenance costs oi the new lighter cars With reg ular cars it has set a high econ omy standard Car costs in pools including depreciation have been cut to cents per mile However specifications are now being drafted to cover the compacts Early next month the general services administration will advertise for bids on maybe cars including a substan tial but still undisclosed num ber of compacts for delivery in February March and April Meantime our top car buyers still tend to travel in taxis De spite all theyve done to keep down the cost of driving govern ment they told a House committee they took cabs to Capitol Hill Its cheaper that way they explained apt Carl A Johnson the Navy is conducting an investi gation and theFBI has been comment came after the Portsmouth Her ald said it had learned of a se r i es of incidents involving sabotagetype damage to the craft On the Inside Editorials Page 4 Society News Sports 1314 Clear Lake News 15 Mason City News 1417 Latest 18 19 Farm 21 North Iowa News WATER VICTIM ASHTON Funeral serv ces were held here Tuesday for LeRoy Dilly 50 Ashton who drowned Sunday in Otter Creek at the east edge of town the nations economy as inter preted under the TaftHartley Act Nearly an hour after the gov ernment petition was filed U S District Judge Herbert P Sorg was still studying it He was ex pected to hold a hearing later in the day U S ATTY Hubert I Teitel baum of Pittsburgh filed the bulky government petition It was brought here by George C Doub assistant attorney general who flew from Washington The President acted Monday only 3 hours after receiving a special factfinding panels re port that it had been unable to mediate the dispute and saw no prospect for an early cessation of the The steelworkers according to government figures were earn ing an average of an hour before the strike began In their latest proposal they sought in creased wages and other bene fits which they valued at 20 cents an hour under a twoyear AP Photofax NOW A E Cleveland Ohio is a plastics specialist who went to Russia last summer to prepare an exhibit at the U S Exhibition He never came back He renounced his UV S ties and now has been citizenship He has aV wife and two chil dren in ster says heprefers life in Russia but friends in this country blamed his action on marital troubles pact AP SANDRA AND THE Sandra 7 out with a monster weighs 22 pounds and is big Ooooooo as she looks over a giant inches Jong Sandy is the daughter of gourd she grew in her backyard The Mr ahd Mrs Richard Holcombe Bulletin SAN ANTONIO Tex W Quintuplet girls were born to Mrs Charles G Hannan wife of an Air Force lieu tenant at CST Tuesday The infants were delivered at the Lackland A F B Hospital Attendants said all appeared to be brtathing well Doctors said if the babies livt they will be the first in the United States Tracfor Overturns North lowan Killed DECORAH W1 Osmund J Larson 46 was killed late Mon day when the tractor he was driving overturned in a ditch along a county road about 14 miles northeast of here Larson was returning to his farm home after repairing fance when the accident occurred He is sur vived by his widow and three children Mercury Drops but Itll Be Even Colder The new cold front which was due over Iowa Tuesday was somewhat diverted and delayed As the cooler air moved slow y southward the Weather Bu reau said lower temperatures would be more noticeable in the northern and central areas late Tuesday and over most of the state Tuesday night Occasional light rain was ex pected in the southwest Tues day night and over all except the extreme northern portions i of the state j Mondays highest tempera hires were from 65 degrees a Dubuque to a balmy 74 at Coun cil Bluffs Mason City was righ behind with 73 Tuesdays high were from the mid 50s in th north to near 70 along the south ern border Engines Tear Loose From Jetliner on 4 Killed EVERETT Wash Boe ing 707 intermediate jetliner three engines torn loose in tes maneuvers and trailing flames crashed on a river sand bar northeast of here Monday Four of the eight aboard apparently were killed An unidentified body was re Covered by rescuers who worked late into the night searching the swiftflowing river and its wooded banks under the glow of emergency searchlights Witnesses said one engine of the plane on a test flight for Braniff International Airways fell in flames as the pilot tried to reach a pasture 200 yanls from the crash site After talking to survivors Boeing said three engines on the million plane were torn loose because of misapplica tion of dontrols during a vio lent maneuver at feet The company said its pilot Rus sell H Baum 32 Seattle took over and was attempting a con trolled landing with power from the remaining engine DRAFT CALL WASHINGTON WJThe Armys draft call for Decem ber is for men the same as scheduled for October and November i Attacks Space Policy Gen Medqris to Retire FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Missile ex pert Wernher von Braun lashed out at the nations new space policy Tuesday in a growing in terservice uproar following an nouncement by Maj Gen John that he is retiring Von Braun said the decision to give the Air Force full con trol of the space program indi cated lack of confidence in A proven k e t and threatens to put the United States ever further behind in the space Von Braim Germanborn sci entist wholed the team that launched the first satellite addressed a meeting of the Na tional Association of F o o d Chains HIS CRITICISM of the policy shift came on the heels of Me laris announcement that fie vill step down Jan 31 as com mander of the Army Ordnance vlissile Command Associates said Medaris was ot retiring because of his dis appoinlm e n t w i t Ji the Armys new scaled down role But he has spoken out against the move Medar is 57 is re tiring after 38 years of serv ice but three years before MEDARIS the mandatory age Von Braun said constant reevaluations and reassess ments also are slowing Ameri can progress in space We must carry forward a long range space program if we dont mean to abandon the heavens to the he said Von Braun said the Army agency is twiddling its thumbs waiting for someone in Washr ngton to decide whether Dreak up its marital relation ship with the Army and make t the new bridegroom of the Air Force WE HAVE NOT sued for his he said It is painfully he said that the United States is ehind Russia in space explora ion chiefly because Soviet roc cets are more powerful If we continue at this leis urely pace we will have to pass Russian customs when we land n the he said Both Von Braun and Medaris a v e repeatedly complained fiat the Army is being left out the cold in this countrys earch for new and better space chicles There have been re orts that Von Braun might re ign unless his agency gets more attention Anamosa Motorist Victim of Crash ANAMOSA UP Lewis Law ence 42 of near Anamosa as fatally injured Monday ight in a headon collision on gravel road near Prairiebufg bout 14 miles northwest ot ere ;