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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             73 points Page 3 HOME EDITION A surge of Arctic air flowed over Iowa Monday ending any hope of immedi ate relief from the bitter cold weather Northwesterly winds brought the coldest air into the state after southwesterly winds pushed temperatures above zero Sunday Overnight low temperatures ranged from 8 above at Bur nosedives No quick rebound seen lington to 18 below at Mason City and 20 below at Wau kou Several hours after the Weather B e a us official nighttime low readings were posted at 6 am temperatures began falling to near or be low zero Des Moines went from 1 below to 4 below Council Bluffs from 3 above to 2 below and Sioux City from 6 below to 9 below zero Other overnight lows in cluded Spencer 13 below Wa terloo 10 below and Dubuque 5 below y Temperatures are expected to drop well below zero again ty Tuesday morning Although the mercury did reach 3 above Sunday it probably seemed much colder to residents of about 300 homes in northeast Des Moines They were without electricity for hours after a car sheared off a utility pole The Weather Bureau in Chi cago said that only a few parts of the nation were not hit by freezing or lower tem peratures Included were areas of the Carolinas south ward through southeastern Georgia and most of Florida Also above freezing but not much higher than 32 degrees were areas near the Pacific Coast from Oregon southward through western California A multimillion dollar layer of clouds covered the lush semit r o p i c a 1 Texas Rio Graude Valley preventing a freeze and probably saving the areas vast citrus groves But it seemed certain mid20 temperatures Sunday virtually destroyed the valu able winter vegetable crop in the area Bananas and pa payas also were frozen to the ground But the allimportant citrus the financial backbone of the region apparently escaped serious damage Only young tender growth suffered 2 on JFK One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Editor and Publisher BROADCAST SCHEDULE 1345 D KGLO 1SOO WOl Amt MO rawswa No 1 task for this Iowa Legislature TTS SURPRISING HOW MANY in Iowa and throughout the country have the mistaken no tion that our adoption of the judicial reform amendment to our state constitution last June automatically gave us an im proved court system No as sumption could be wider of the mark The ratification by pronounced majority did open the way to one of the finest court systems in our country maybe THE finest But the task is by no means completed Implement ing this judicial reform amend ment is up to the current ses sion of the General Assembly Nothing else done by our law makers will have a greater longrange effect The amendment approved by the people of Iowa was designed to take our judiciary out of partisan politics it calls for the appointment of judges from nominees screened by commis sions made up of representa tives of the bar and of the gen eral public But the amendment did not spell out the exact process by which this goalshall be achieved The proposal was purposely drawn in somewhat general terms as a matter of insuring maximum flexibility within the general principles of restricted executive appointment and em phasis on fitness The legisla ture is not straitjacked in its legislative functions A scrutiny of the amend ments language reveals that most of the provisions require legislation to become effective Among those which do not are the provisions repealing the former sections requiring elec tion of judges for four and six year terms and the section pro hibiting increase or decrease of a judges salary during his term These provisions in the new amendment are selfexecuting For a very practical reason the terms of all judges were ex tended to Dec 31 1964 This was to give the 1963 General As sembly ample time to pass the necessary implementing legis lation Here it should be observed that those who drafted the amendment studiously avoided both the fact or the appearance of encroaching on the legisla tive domain By giving approv al to the amendment on two oc casions our lawmakers demon strated an enlightened interest in the proposed amendment and qualified for full partner ship in translating it from broad principle to something specific Now were ready to consider some of the legislative decisions necessary to give our judicial amendment its maximum ef fectiveness The amendment sets forth how the nominating commis sions for both Supreme Court and District Courts shall be chosen with part appointive by the governor subject to sen ate confirmation and part elec tive by members of the bar But it does not designate the exact size of either the state or the district nominating commis sions The Supreme Court commis may range from 7 to 17 the District Court commissions from 7 to 13 There arc valid argvi ments for both the lesser and the greater numbers Its for the legislators to weigh the mat Iwn to 2 OLDEST ARRXVAL FROM Lopez Medina 84 is assisted down the steps of the plane that brought 89 Cubans and Americans to Miami Fla from Cuba Mrs Medina was the oldest of the arrivals and said on landing that she was happy to be here and wouldnt go back for any thing in the world All about The North Iowa Mostly clear and colder Monday night lows 2025 below north to near 15 below south Sunny and cold Tuesday highs near 5 be low Iowa Mostly clear and colder Monday night lows 1020 be low Sunny and cold Tuesday highs near zero Further out fair and cold Wednesday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 12 to 18 degrees below normal Tuesday through Saturday Normal highs are 26 to 33 and normal lows 8 to 15 degrees It will be warmer Thursday turning colder again Saturday Precip itation will average around 10 of an inch in light snow about Thursday or Friday Minnesota Fair and cold through Tuesday Highs Tues day 5 to 15 below I GlobeGazette data up to 8 a m Monday The newspaper that mokes all North I o wans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 101 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 14 1M3 Shaff plan quickly introduced Fast start at Statehouse DES MOINES AP Iowas 60th General Assembly got the niceties of opening day out of the way in a hurry Monday and set tled down to business with a sense of urgency Lt Gov William L Mooty and House Speaker Robert Naden got the session off to a fast start Both emphasized in their key note addresses the need to tackle Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 8 16 16 Trace 30 15 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Virginia statute struck down WASHINGTON The U S Supreme Court struck down a1956 Virginia statute regulating the practice of law State courts challenged by the Na tional Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP charged that the NAACP was en gaged in the unlawful solicitation of legal business in connection with the fight against segregation An ultimatum to Tshombe ELISABETHVILLE Katanga The United Nations prepared to send a special emissary to Kol wezi to demand that President MoiseTshombe sur render his stronghold or face U N attack Diplo matic informants said they believed the Katanga president was rallying his followers for a lastditch stand to try to hold what remained of his secessionist domain W Germany cuts Cuban ties BONN West Germany broke diplomatic rela tions with Cuba following Cuban recognition of East Germany The rupture was in keeping with West Germanys policy of refusing to maintain relations with any nation recognizing East Germany Wonts office at Capitol ST PAUL Minn Karl Rolvaag Democratic FarmerLabor contender for governor asked Gov El mer Anderson for office space in the state capitol pending the outcome of the gubernatorial election re count Erbe joins investment firms staff DES MOINES Nor man Erbe said Monday he will become Des Moines area sales manager for Investors Diversified Services Inc of Minneapolis aft er he leaves state office The Republican governor said E expected to turn over the keys o the office Wednesday to his Democratic successor Harold Hughes who will be inaugurated Thursday Erbe said his new job would nclude enlarging the companys jresent threeman sales staff in Des Moines He said the invest ment firm is the largest of its ype in the world I have carefully considered many opportunities in Iowa and outside the state and am delight ed to accept the challenges and vast area for growth and develop ment presented by Investors Di versified Services Erbe said 2 questioned in slaying DES MOINES men were being questioned by police Monday in connection with the slaying of service station attend ant here early Sunday The men police said were iden tified as the bandits involved in a holdup at another service station shortly after the attendant was shot at the station Killed by two shots in the head was George Geary 40 of Des Moines whose body was found in the attendants cubicle at the station near downtown Des Moines Geary had worked at the station only a week The body was discovered by two youths who stopped for cigarettes Police said the shooting appar sntly occurred about am Sunday The station manager Al Van Ampting of Des Moines told police about was mHing from the station Injuries fatal to Mclntire girl 17 ROCHESTER Minn WJ Sandra Jax 17 Mclntire Iowa died Saturday night in a Roches ter hospital of injuries suffered Jan 2 in a county road collision in Mower County George A Vogelsang 81 Dexter Minn was killed in the crash FANFANI SUPPORTED ROME Italian Social st partys Central Committee las voted down a proCommu nist move that would have over hrown Premier Amintore Fan fanis coalition government on he eve of his departure for talks witU President Kennedy the important legislation as quick ly as possible Sen David Shaff RClinton in troduced his reapportionment plan before noon Mooty RGrundy Center told the Senate it faces the most ur gent need for constructive legisla tion in the history of this state He pledged to try to get major legislation on the floor for open debate and urged the various committees to function as in tended and not button portant legislation Naden RWebster City pressed confidence the legislature will come up with the answers to the states most pressing prob up im ex lems including property tax re lief school aid medical help for the needy and aged and adequate mental health facilities Mooty said the liquor question ranked high on the agenda but said tax matters were much more important Earlier Republican majori ty pledged itself to a 13point pro gram to meet some of the states pressing problems Shaffs plan passed the 1961 leg islature and is scheduled for early action in this session and prob ably a special election later in the year for ratification by the voters Early consideration of the Shaff plan was the first point in the Major committee posts to liberals two houses Sen Robert Rigler RNew Hampton majority floor leader in the Senate said he hoped legislative action on the plan could be completed within the first three weeks Among other problems which the Republicans who hold major ities of 7921 in the House and 3812 in the Senate agreed to give priority were Revision of the state tax struc ture to relieve some of the burden on real estate personal property and stock inventories sound state aid for local schools and adequate appropriations for in stitutions of higher learning in dustrial development and tourism and highway legislation The Republicans made backed by Speaker John W McCormack The surprise outcome was a major victory for the AFLCIO M 41AMJVL But Democratic leaders feared it would for them to win the votes needed to push contestec Kennedy bills through the House In a threeway fight for two vacant posts on the committee House democrats by secret bal lot rejected McCormacks candi date Rep Phil M Landrum D Ga by a decisive margin The winners were Reps Ross Bass DTenn with 169 votes and W P a t Jennings DVa with 161 votes Landrum got only 121 or 122 votes members reported The committee has lifeand death power over President Kennedys Medicare and tax cutting programs it more difficult 5 brides sisters for 5 brothers ST PHILBERT DE VOUAINE France AP Maurice Musset and Solange Guery were married in this village on July 15 1952 On Dec 8 1954 Mussels broth er Gustave married Solanges sister Yvette On July 13 1959 two more Mus set brothers Joseph and Theo phile married two more Guery sisters Monique and Genevieve Saturday the fifth Musset broth er Paul took a bride She was the fifth Guery sister Bernadette On the inside Editorials Page 4 Quit 5 Society News 8910 North Iowa News 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Comics Clear Lake News 8 Bulletin CHICAGO Chi cago White Sox Monday trad ed shortstop Luis Aparicio and outfielder Al Smith to the Baltimore Orioles in return for four players headed by shortstop Ron Hansen The White Sox also obtained knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wil helm outfielder Dave Nichol son and third baseman Pete Ward Would cover 3 years One of top 63 goals WASHINGTON President Kennedy p r o posed Monday the biggest income tax cut in a billion slash to take effect in three annual steps between now and 1965 At the same time the Presi dent called for tax reforms to Republican policy statement recoup billion for a net re 10c a copy No 289 f yvv AVa A adopted Sunday in separate caulduction of billion in cuses of the GOP members of the enues r e v no pledge to legalize liquor by the drink but promised to bring to the floors of both houses for thor ough consideration legislation to change the methods of sale and distribution of liquor with effec ive controls The House was gaveled to or der by Rep Henry Nelson R Forest City speaker in the 1961 session and the Senate by Lt Gov Mooty Nelson later turned the gavel over to Speaker Pro Tempore Marvin Smith RPaul lina who in turn passed it on to Naden Both Republican leaders and Democratic Govelect Harold Hughes have promised coopera tion to enact a legislative program good for the state We dont want anybody to get he idea were going to pick on he governor commented Sen Rigler We certainly reserve the right to disagree with him but we plan to work in a spirit of cooperation and friendliness Message in brief UPI President Kennedys btate of the Union message at a glance a billion tax cut over three starting with a billion reduction this year is the word He foresees no spec tacular reversal in Communist methods or goals must expand the longrun strength of us economy It must move toward a high er rate of growth and full employment He opposes a 35hour work week will submit Thursday a fiscal 1964 budget allowing for rises in defense space and in terest charges Total spending for all other purposes will be lower Peace success of the Peace Corps suggests the merit of creating a similar corps to serve US communities p winds of change are blowing more strongly than ever America has every reason to be lieve its tide is running strong SAME How tax cut would work WASHINGTON Treasury Monday provided some examples of tax cuts that individuals would receive when and if President Kennedys three year reduction program was finally in effect All were calculated for a taxpayer with a wife and two children Earning a tax reduc tion or about 30 per cent i i Ear a tax re duction or 225 per cent Earning a tax re duction or 196 per cent Examples were calculated on the assumption that all income is from wages and salaries and that the taxpayer takes the standard deduction Individual taxpayers eventually would save about billion a year under the top priority pro gram which Kennedy unveiled in his State of the Union Message to Congress The rest of the benefits would go to corporations Firststage rate cuts proposed for 1963 would total roughly equivalent to the biggest tax reductions of the past Kennedy said he wants individu al tax rates whacked from the present range of 20 to 91 per cent to a more sensible range of 14 to 65 per cent He asked Con gress to lower the top corporate rate from 52 per cent to the pre Korea level of 4 per cent This lifting of the wraps from the Jongawaited tax package was he high spot of the 4500word message broadcast live on all na tional television and radio net works in which Kennedy also the United States and its allies are winning the cold war at a time when SinoSoviet fric tions reveal the seeds of internal disintegration in the Communist camp the SovietUnion to make a choice between con tinued conflict with the West and the pathto peace The United States is ready for either eventu ality he declared the bare bones of a egislative program which apart from taxes ranges from the pro posed creation of a domestic peace corps to enactment of the medicare plan Kennedy described his tax pack age as a KENNEDY fiscally responsible p r o g ram the surest and soundest way of achieving in time a b a 1 anced budget in a balanced full employ ment e c o n omy A 11 h o ugh precise details wont be re vealed until 14 11 J J later this month it was appar ent the tax bill has been care fully tailored in an effort to meet anticipated opposition from congressional conserva tives Besides calling for gradual ratt cuts to lessen the adverse im pact on federal finances Kennedy advanced two companion pro posals that would aim in same direction 1 The enactment of tax re forms recouping billion of the revenues that would be lost through lower rates Reforms would begin going into effect next year 2 A plan to gradually speed quarterly tax payments by large corporations in order to boost revenues by billion without changing corporate tax liabiiities Kennedy also emphasized a de sire for haste in congressional consideration of tax legislation Now is the time to act he said We cannot afford to be timid or slow For this is the most urgent task confronting the Congress in 1963 The President did not specify any particular date on which he Believes the initial rate cut should ake effect He merely said the irst reductions should come this year Neither did he indicate the tint   

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