Independent from Long Beach, California on February 4, 1960 · Page 31
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 31

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 4, 1960
Page 31
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Page C-10--INDEPENDENT "·»"· Mtch ' Ctm - """·· '·· * "*· WINTER'S SPLENDOR, as well as its savagery,,was displayed at I" ' '",le, S. D., a town of 193, where this leaky water tank was festooned with glittering ice, while elsewhere in the Great Plains, blizzards swept across the land.--(AP Wirephoto.) Tornado Injures 6, Leaves 25 Homeless in Louisiana Town By Unllcd Press International ^^^^^^~~ A winter tornado'smashed a Louisiana town Wednesday night and winds tore homes from their foundations in Texas. Weather also battered the North with road - blocking snows in the southern Rock- ies and Great Plains. The tornado knifed out of a thunderstorm into a heavily populated plantation area near Thibodaux, La., injuring six persons, destroying s e v e n Call Nike Parts Cost 'Top High* WASHINGTON (UPI) -Government auditors charged Wednesday that "unreasonably high" prices were paid on more than 10 million dollars worth of Nike missile parts. The General .Accounting Office (GAO) sent Congress a report which criticized buying practices of Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc., Santa Monica, Calif., a subcontractor in the production of Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules missiles. The auditors called foi iicliler supervision by the homes, and making 25 persons homeless. Civil Defense Director Richard Plater said the twister hit with a "shock" like an explosion and looked like "a big, dark brown cloud, full of trash and swirling around." * * * * NEAR COVINGTON, La,, an empty butane truck rolled down a rain-washed highway and smashed into tlie front of school bus. The bus driver ind two of the children were tilled, and 20 more youngsters were injured, several critically. The lashing winds earlier cicked up blinding dust that caused three cars and a truck oaded with sulphuric acid to collide near El Paso, Tex., tilling three persons and inuring two others. A 1 2 - i n c h snowfall hit southwestern Colorado, forc- ng rural schools to close in :he Durango area, and a six- inch fall closed 'all roads in the western end of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Heavy, wet snow blanketed most of Colorado, northern New Mexico and southeastern Wyoming and edged eastward onto the Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska plains. Dunvei Army because "in most cases had 3 i/ 2 i n c h e s of snow . the prices negotiated with the suppliers are passed on to the government." They said that "consequently Ihe contractor has l i t t l e financial self-interest in close subcontract pric- THE GAO said that in ordering parts, Douglas accepted prices which were "unreasonably high" when compared with previous costs--without seeking any explanation for C the increase. "In the absence of such information and since competition was limited, Douglas had no assurance as to the reasonableness of Ihe purchase-order prices," the report said. The GAO said the parts in question were obtained from FAR ACROSS the continent to the east, the heaviest snowfall ever recorded in Halifax crippled the Nova Scotia capital and , c preac through Canada's maritime provinces. The Weather Bureau reported 2fi inches of snow between midnight and 2 p.m. at Halifax. The storm halted public transportation, closed schools knocked out power and communication lines. Hail pelted Houston, Tex. and 1.30 inches of rain soaked Lake Charles, La. Rain caused minor lowlanc flooding in the Carolinas, Alabama and and the parts of Georgia Weather Bureau warned that heavy rains, due three California firms--Aero- Friday, might cause more se- jet-General Corp. of Azusa, Radiaphone Co. of Monrovia and Co. J. C. Peacock Machine vcre inundations. High winds and heavy seas were forecast on the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts. DOUGLAS, nl and Radiaphone all issued! Rcneral denials of the charges, I t a k i n g issue with the way! GAO auditors interpreted ' their figures. No comment , was received from J. C. Pea- cork, the agency said. K"-Jlli»i it A V J l J I l l 111 W I L L I A M S ,P, - Five of cifih , passcnficrs j n a pjcku| , The GAO, often called Con- truck were killed Wednesday press' financial watchdog, in the truck's crash into a said its review covered Doug- plas purchase orders for parts with prices which totaled SI0.778,638 from firms. the three THE GAO report said the power pole. California Highway Patrol officers said James Daniel Johnson, 2-1, the driver, apparently fell asleep at the wheel. He was in critical condition. His skull was fractured. The truck was loaded with recorded costs on the same items covered by the pur- the household goods of John- chnsc orders was $7,954,232] son's family. They were mov -- m a k i n g a profit of .16 per ing from Dow City, Iowa, to cent over costs. ,» new home at Ukiah. The agency said t h a t as a| Three who (lied were John- result of its audit both Doug- son's wife, Margie, 22, and MS ami the Army have acted, two of their sons. Ldward, 3, to tighten supervision. It said|and Gary, one month old. The niMscd procedures employed'two others killed were Wil- now by Douglas "should a i d ; h a m Wesley Johnson. 23, of in achieving fair and reason-]likiah, and his wife, Pauline, ahlr prices." j 2 l . WESTINCIIOUSE IMPERIAL DISHWASHER AT NEW LOW PHICE J . . Movcg anywhere in your kitchen or^dining area, yet has all the efficiency of a built-in, you don't need to carry, rinse," wash, dry, polish, of worry about hot water. Includes hot water booster, power-drying and self-cleaning porcelain enameled tub. Limited quantity ohly. 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