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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Cdittd for tht CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 99 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors AfiocIitM PreM u0 United Press Full Lease Wire MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 1961 We Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection Ona No 304 The high cost of Airline is out By ROBERT J SERLING WASHINGTON UPI What does a hijacking incident cost an airline Continental Airlines had one of its Boeing 707 jetliners hi jacked by two gunmen last month on a flight from Phoeaix Ariz to El Paso Tex It cost the airline about repairs to the plane and lost revenue while it was out of service The giant jet suffered only minor damage but it was enough to warrant about 2350 manhours in emergency repair work at a cost of The main landing gear tires were shot up for example when po lice prevented it from taking off at El Paso One tire carries a price tag Continental made its first re pairs at El to al low the ship to be ferried empty to the airlines chief mainten ance base in Los Angeles Here the main repair work was ac complished under the watchful eyes of three structural engi neering specialists from Boeing and a Federal Aviation Agency inspector The biggest repair job involved the pressurization sys tem because a bullet had pierced the cabin fuselage But Continentals biggest loss was in the revenue department It has only five 707s They are utilized 15 hours high est utilization of any airline in the country The single hijacked 707 was out of service from Thursday until midnight the following Monday when it left as flight 6 to Chicago This forced Cento ental to cancel 10 jet flights It also forced substitution of DC7Bs and Viscounts for nine other jet flights and meant a further revenue loss because the propdriven planes do not carry the payload of a 707 Continental cannot say exactly how much revenue was lost be cause it is impossible to judge how many passengers would have been involved in the 19 cancelled or substituted flights But a 707 can gross on a Los AngelesChicago flight It is thus safe to figure that Continental dropped at least when that single jet was out of service for about four days The airline received hundreds of letters relating to the inci dent most of them praising Continental and particularly the crew for the way the hijacking was handled There also was a smattering of critical cluding a letter wnich criticized the captain for not flying to the US navy base at Guantanamo Bay Cuba Another writer said Continen tal should install in all its planes a device which could pump a noiseless odorless anesthesia into cabins to put wouldbe hi jackers to sleep Continental wrote some letters too to every passenger who was on Flight 54 that day President Six himself treas ures most a telegram he receiv ed after the incident I want to express the appre ciation of the federal govern ment the telegram said for your cooperation and skill in helping to cope with the hijack ing of the jet plane Aug 3 The courage of the plane crew and your own prompt arrival to as sist in meeting the situation con tributed greatly to the success ful conclusion of a potentially dangerous situation It was signed John F Ken nedy Union files strike threat against Ford DETROIT UPDThe United Auto Workers Union told Ford Motor Co Thursday it would call 120000 workers out on strike if no new contract agreement is reached by 10 am Oct 3 The strike deadline came only three days after UAW President Walter P Reuther moved to Ford after settling a series of crippling strikes at General Motors The deadline was set because the un ion and Ford Have failed to reach agreement on noneconomic terms of a new contract WANTS TO MAKE HER CALIFOR NIAS FIRST LADY Former Vice President and Mrs Richard Nixon chat with newsmen at a reception following AP Phottifax his announcement in Los Angeles that he will run for Governor of California He ruled himself out of the 1964 presi dential contest Syrian Army seeks to cut ties with Nasser BEIRUT Lebanon r m y officers in Syria rebelled Thurs day in an apparent attempt to break out of President Gamal Abdel Nassers United Arab Re public Late in the afternoon they called off a negotiated truce and declared they were continuing said Field Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer Egyptian commander in chief of UAR forces and chie their fight against tyranny Damascus radio which nounced the beforedawn mutiny overseer of the Syrian region ha anj broken his promise to meet th N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES No stepping stone7 CHICAGO Sen Barry Goldwater said he does not believe Richard Nixon would try to use Cali fornias governorship as a stepping stone to the White House I told Dick and Ive told others that its a case of being elected to something in the Re publican party or accepting the fact that hes no longer a voice in the party Goldwater said Agreement in Loos BAN NAMONE Laos Leaders of Laos right wing neutralist and proCommunist factions have agreed to meet next month to choose a coalition premier and end the long stalemate that has gripped this divided Southeast Asian kingdom The Royal Laotian government made a number of concessions to break the 4V month old logjam of disagreements Decision pleases Ike GETTYSBURG President Dwight D Eisenhower said he was very pleased by Rich ard Nixons decision to run for the California gover norship next year Real cool fire chief ST LOUIS Mo Fire Chief Otto Brexler Jr of suburban Des Peres has complete confidence in the ability of his firefighters and he proved it the hard way Brexler set fire to a house scheduled for razing and sat inside until he was rescued s Birth control is issue DETROIT The Protestant Episcopal Church with the end of their cpnvention in sight still has one thornyissue on their control Mrs Nixon is excited Our hearts are in politics LOS ANGELES UPI Our hearts are in politics and we are glad to be back in the thick of it said Pat Nixon The wife of Richard M Nixon bubbling with excite ment spoke seconds after her husband announced he was a candidate for governor of California in 1962 She echoed the statement of the formervice president that despite the advantages of sal ary and private life as a Los Angeles lawyer I find that my heart is not is in public service Mrs Nixon blondish and wearing a simple olive dress with diamond broach did not attend her husbands news conference But at a cocktail party aft erward a few rooms away in the downtown StatlerHilton Hotel she described how she and the two Nixon daughters learned about the decision of the defeated GOP presidential candidate A few nights ago Dick came home very late We all heard Dick enter and the girlsran downstairs Then we discussed the matter as we always do in one of our family sessions We put in our two cents I guess that was pretty close to the first time I knew definitely Dick was back in it Mrs Nixon would not say what she or the girls told him But chatting with reporters later Nixon said Patricia shes 15 showed fighting spirit She wanted me to get back into the cam paign He indicated the girls were disappointed at the defeat by President Kennedy in the na if tional election last November In his announcement Nixon 48 said he made his final de cision two nights ago al though he had revealed his in tention to former President Eisenhower at Gettysburg Pa Mrs Nixon said even she did not know of the absolute final decision until half an hour beforeher husband walked into the news confer ence I didnt tell any of my staff until about half an hour before I went on said Nixon if if if Hail Nixon decision Rocky not sure Nixon is out Could run in 1964 No progress apparent yet in RuskGromyko meetings NEW YORK days and two meetings after the start of his talks with Foreign Minis ter Andrei A Gromyko Secretary of State Dean Rusk does not know whether the Soviet govern ment has any intention of nego tiating a compromise settlement of the Berlin crisis But he still hopes to find out and will make another attempt Saturday morning Gromyko for his part appears to be playing the classic game of Soviet diplomacy In private alks he is sticking to the hard lineof public statements by Premier Khrushchev for a change in the status of West Berlin If he in tends to give ground in order to get agreement on negotiations he is expected to wait as long as possible while pressing Rusk for all possible concessions It is now apparent that both Rusk and Gromyko are as inter ested in sounding each other out on the results of possible negotia tions as they are in finding a for mula to get negotiations started Rusk wants to know for exam ple what guarantees Khrushchev means to offer when he talks of guaranteed access to West Ber lin after he signs a peace treaty with Communist East Germany Gromyko evidently is trying to determine whether the Western powers can be pressured into modifying their Berlin stand to accommodate some or all of Khrushchevs demands rebel demands The broadcast said a previous communique which indicated a negotiated settlement was being worked out therefore was can celed The radio said Amer was al lowed to leave Syria and return 3y plane to Cairo A curfew was ordered in the Syrian capital Nasser in Cairo called the re volt more serious than the British FrenchIsraeli invasion of 1956 andi ordered the 15000 Egyptians in the army in Syria to crush the uprising Radio reports heard in Beirut indicated Syria was the northern half remaining loyal to Nasser Telephone service to Damascus was cut and reporters attempting jto cross the border were turned back One telephone call from Damas cus and a few travelers reaching the border before the clampdown reported fighting in Damascus They supplied no details An earlier communique from Damascus said the revolutionary command met with Amer and that an understanding had been worked out Itsaid the situation had returned to normal but did not explain what this meant Thursday night the Damascus radio issued a call for all mili tary personnel on leave to report to their units immediately The Weather North Iowa Fair and warmer Thursday night lows near 40 Increasing cloudiness windy and warmer Friday highs 65 70 Iowa Fair and warmer Thurs day night lows in the 40s Partly cloudy windy and warmer Friday highs 6570 Further outlook Partly cloudy warmer southeast chance of showers and cooler northwest Saturday BUFFALO NY AP Gov Nelson A Rockefeller said Thurs day he has not eliminated former Vice President Richard M Nixon as a potential Candidate for the Republican nomination for presi dent in1964 Of the possibility that Nixons statement Wednesday night with drawing from presidential compe titionhad left Rockefeller a lead ing candidate the governor said I really dont agree He said he would not make hi own intentions regarding the GO presidential nomination known un til after his bid for reelection in New York state next year Rockefeller commented at a news conference Most of the dis cussion concerned Nixons an nouncement that he would run for governor of California next year and would riot seek the presiden cy in 1964 A draft the governor said will always be a possibility The governor said he did not feel himself under any moral compunction to pledge to serve four years as governor if reelect ed as Nixon did I dont want to be commit ted Rockefeller said He said he will campaign on be half of Nixon in the California gubernatorial race next year if Nixon asks him to Rockefellers own campaign for reelection is proceeding satisfac torily he said SAME Iowa Salctj Oepartmcnl Black Flag Meant Traffic Oeatb ID Past 24 Hours Discount chain merger Ward ilexes muscles CHICAGO ff The merger of Montgomery Ward and Co 89yearold mail order giant and retail store chain with a New York discount chain Interstate Department Stores was announced Thursday The merger will form a retailing empire with sales of ap proximately 132 billion annually and assets of more than million Wards traditional Roebuck and re mains as the nations largest mail order and retail house with sales of billion and assets of billion The merger plan if approved by directors and stockholders of both companies would add to the Montgomery Ward empire 63 discount stores and general department stores in 55 cities in 17 states It would enter Montgomery Ward into the discount field for the first time Interstate operates stores in the East Middle West South and California Its chain of discount stores includes Topps Stores and Family Fair Stores Wards now maintains 529 retail stores and 655 catalog out lets in 49 states A war over Berlin Russians EDITORS NOTE The United Press Internatjonal vice president for Europe and Africa has just come out of Russia after visits to Moscow and Leningrad His observa tions on whether the Russians expect a nuclear war are based on conversations with Soviet officials western diplo mats and foreign correspond ents in the Russian capital By THOMAS R CURRAN LONDON over whelming feeling in Russias two largest cities is that there will not be a nuclear war and that the Berlin crisis can be settled by negotiation Moscow now realizes that President Kennedy meant busi ness when he said he would fight over Berlin This idea has penetrated into official Russian circles The firm expression of American public opinion that Berlin was worth fighting for came as a surprise to the Rus sians They had calculated that the United States and her allies would fold up and make concessions under pressure The sudden trip of Vice Presi dent Lyndon Johnson to Ber lin and the appointment of Gen Lucius Clay as Ken nedys special ambassador were totally unexpected The sealingoff of East Ber lin was believed to be the first step in the Russian campaign to break the will of the United States to fight Kennedys swift moves in rebuttal and evidences of the hardening re solve of the American people sloweddown the Russian pro gram Yuri Zhukov who is close to Soviet Premier Khrushchev as secretary of the cultural ex change program told me There will be no war Not a hot war The ideological strug gle will continue The United States will build a dam in the Congo Russia will build a dam in Indonesia Western diplomats in Mos cow do not think there will be a war They feel Khrushchev wants to get everything he can by threats and bluster but that he is no Hitler thirsting for war They feel also that the Russian people themselves do not want war More than any other nation the Russians know war and its terrible devastation Their casualties in World War II were the highest of any coun try in history Minnesota Fail and warmer Highs Friday in 60s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum BO Minimum 25 On the inside Editorials 4 Society News North Iowa Newt 10 Clear Lake News 1213 Sports 15U Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 Comics 22 DAG RETURNS carry ing body of Dag Hammarskjold late United Nations Secretary General rolls along apron between lines of Swedish soldiers after arrival at Bulltofta air port near Malmo Sweden The body of AP Photofax the late U N official who was killed last week in plane crash in northern Rhodesia will be taken by car under police escort to Uppsala 45 miles north of Stockholm for state funeral normal ly reserved for kings To run for top job in California Wont seek presidency LOS ANGELES I Nixons decision to run for overnor of California in 1962 not seek the presidency in all the malngg Thursday for a slambang cam paign The 48yearold Republican who ust missed the White House last year set a militant tone in his ong awaited announcement on Wednesday night But so did his opponents both Democratic and Republican Nixonsized up Democratic Gov Edmund G Brown as that ami able but bungling man He prom ised a campaign that would beat PatBrown to apulp The government that State KmSe in Sacramento is in a ness and somebody has to clean t up he told a televised news conference Stung by a question on his per onal finances Nixon said he had een threatened and warned that every dead cat and every old tory would be thrown up and sed against me Let me just say that nobody s going to frighten me Nobody s going to drive me out of this ontest Accepting Nixons challenge irown declared his candidacy vould galvanize majority Demo rats into a fighting crusade Democrats hold a 14million lead in registration I welcome the opportunity to confront Richard Nixon in a cam paign that once and for all will retire him to private life Brown said in a press statement The governor said NLxons an nouncement means simply that he will be a candidate for presi dent again in in the fouryear state term Nixon said flatly I shall not seek the presidency in 1964 but he did not absolutely remove him self from another try He was asked whether he would make a Shermanlike statement that if nominated again in 1964 he would not accept His reply This is the Nixon statement It means just what it says I shall not be a candidate in 1964 and I know that tht people of America will take me at my word State Republican leaders open ly backing Nixon over three other announced GOP candidates were plainly jubilant that he had agreed to run But they faced the pros pect of intraparty strife over tha gubernatorial nomination Former Gov Goodwin J Knight gave notice hes in the GOP raca to stay So did the Assembly minority leader Joseph C Shell of Los Angeles The fourth candi date former Lt Gov Harold J Powers was unavailable for com ment Republican leaders across nation expressed approval of Nixons decision to run Sen Clifford P Case RNJ said another wonderful chanco for the Republican party to re build nationally from the grass roots level Massachusetts Repu b 1 c n statechairman Philip K Allen said I think it was a sound decision ;