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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Tax plan falls short See story on page 2 S A victory 1 for the 1 city folk Court studies remap issue By RAYMOND J CROWLEY WASHINGTON APJLawyers fighting for more political power for city folks and suburbanites have gotten a big lift out of a one person one vote decision by the US Supreme Court To Charles S Rhyne former president of the American Bar As sociation and attorney for city dwellers the decision points in only one direction probably soon er than many people houses of each state legislature in the 50 states will be appor tioned according to population This would indeed be a political revolution turning many a politi cians plans and future topsy turvy But the day is not yet and a leader on the other side of the fight Brevard Crihfield execu tive secretary of the Council of State Governments sees a long controversystrewn road ahead Crihfield holds with retired Su preme Court Justice Felix Frank furter that the high court was un wise to venture into the political thicket of voting apportionment I foresee Crihfield told a newsman Tuesday almost limit less litigation and confusion ahead of us to the detriment of orderly governmental processes Actually Mondays 81 decision did not deal with apportionment of state many lawyers felt it inscribed certain handwriting on the wall What it did was to administer the coup de grace to Georgias old county unit system for reckon ing results of statewide Demo cratic primaries The system be fore it was revamped somewhat in a vain attempt to get by the courts made a farmers vote in the least populous county worth 99 limes the vote of an Atlanta citizen This was done by providing that a governorship candidate for ex ample who carried a county got all its unit votes One result was that redgallused Gene Talmadge late governor once remarked that he never bothered to campaign in a community big enough to have streetcar tracks The system was knocked out by a lower federal court and last years Georgia primary was on a popular basis An appeal was filed however and Monday the unit system went out the window ir revocably Ferment over apportionment has spread rapidly across the na tion as a result of the Supreme Courts Baker vs Carr decision in March 1962 The court ruled then for the first time that feder al courts have jurisdiction when citizcns contend they nre victims of invidious discrimination in of state legislai North Clearing colder Wednesday night lows 20 to 26 Fair warmer Thursday highs in 40s Iowa Clearing Wednesday FAI Rand WARMER Initial liquor plan offered FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES first step toward legislative action on a liquorbythedrink bill was taken Wednes day when a rough draft of the proposals was tossed out for everybody to shoot at Sen Jack Schrocder RDavenport distributed copies of the1 measure to members of the Senate Judiciary II committee Of which he is chairman lie said that as soon as enough copies printed they would be given to every member of the House and Senate However Schroeder said earlier plans to whip the bill into shape and submit it to the Senate calendar later this week had been changed and there was no definite timetable for intro ducing the measure Schroeder said the rough draft was drawn up because it had been difficult to get legislators to commit themselves on what they favored in a drink measure He said he hoped the rough draft would bring forth sugges KENNEDY AND RUSK AT ident John F Kennedy turns to speak with Secretary of State Dean Rusk at one of the conferences with the presidents of six Latin American countries in San 11 cuiitoUo v o night colder northeast anditions and he to meet in north lows 20 to 25 northeastjtne next week with members of near 30 southwest Fair andfboth House and Senate ami warmer Thursday highs 40lise this as a base in an at northeast to 50s to formulate a final draft Further outlook Partlywhich will have sufficient votes cloudy continued mild Fnranci support to pass day Schroeder had told his com Fiveday owa Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees1 get above normal Thursday through next Monday Normal Major features of the bill are No local option except that highs are 45 to 53 and normalilicenses for hotels and taverns lows 25 to 33 degrees It will would be issued by city and remain mild throughout theltown councils or county boards period with only minor supervisors The number of changes No precipitation islicenses would be restricted by indicated except for a chancethe population of the commun of a few light showers Friday ity or Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair warm er Highs Thursday around 40 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimu m 35 26 26 Trace 37 21 ews lira utshell apportionment t uves Nobody can track of the total number of lawsuits filed since then but they number at least 78 in 38 states Fifteen state legislatures have taken some re apportionment action although not in many cases to the satisfaction of city dwellers In 17 states re apportionment is in one stage or another of consideration Eleven cases are headed for pos sible decision by the Supreme Court with more o follow One prime question remains unanj swered Is it all right to base one house of a legislature on geogra phy as in Congress where each state has two senators Cases from Maryland and Michi gan could be the vehicles for de ciding this momentous issue Marylands highest court ruled it is legal for the state Senate to be based on geography Michigans Supreme Court ruled the opposite Behind the cities drive for pro portionate power in legislature is the feeling they are shortchanged I now on mass transport education and other metropolitan needs Behind the rural blocs fight is a fear that city voters might ride roughshod over them neglecting the problems peculiar to the coun tryside AGED GENERAL DIES LONDON UPH General Sir Hubert Gough 92 last sur viving senior British commandj cr of World War I who was made the scapegoat for the suc cessful German offensive in March 1918 died Tuesday FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Selfinterest Re publican member said that a Senate investigat ing group is making an in quiry into possible self interest of civilian Pen tagon officials in the con troversial award of the TFX fighter plane con tract Sen Karl Mundt RSD said one of those being checked is deputy Defense secretary well Gilpatric A greater share PARIS British For eign Secretary Lord Home called for a great er share for Europe in the Atlantic alliances nuclear defense setup Raids opposed WASHINGTON United States has put itself on record as beincr strongly opposed to hit and run commando raids on Cuba by antiCastro exiles but two exile group leaders said our attacks will continue un til the final liberation of Cuba sorry PALOS VERDES ES TATES Calif Police said Nancy Irons left her car parked at a shopping center and returned to find extensive fender damage and this note I have hit your car Any one watching will think that I am leaving my name but I am not You people look like you can afford it Sorrv The license fee would range from to for hotels and taverns depending on the population of the area One half of the license fee would be returned to the issuing agency A 10 per cent state sales tax on each drink sold All of this money would go to the state treasury All liquor would have to be obtained from statemonopoly stores at a price set by the liquor control commission This would not rule out a wholesale price Hours of operation would re main as they are now for beer am to l am Mondays through Fridays 7 am to mid on Saturdays and no sales on Sundays or election days Any violation of the act would result in a fine of 30 days to 1 year in jail Class A licenses would be for clubs and would cost per year issued by the liquor con trol commission The commis sion would also issue Class D licenses lo railroads and air lines at an annual fee of Class B permits would be is sued to hotels and ordinary taverns would get Class C licenses They would carry the to fee and be issued by local governmental units The fee would be charged in cities of 10000 or more popula tion or if the establishment were located outside a munici pality The fee would be in communities of from 3000 to 10000 persons and in com munities with less than 3000 population licenses Photofax Jose Costa Rica At left is President Miguel Ydogoras of Guatemala In background is Ralph A Dungan special assistant to President Kennedy The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 1963 IPc a copy No 34 High V DES MOINES Iowa House Wednesday approved and sent to the governor a bill that will give abutting property owners the right of free and convenient access to controlledaccess highways The vote was 90 to 8 The Senate had approved the bill earlier 38 to 7 Under the bill any abutting property owners restriction to access to a highway would have to be acquired by the Highway Commission by pur chase or condemnation A similar measure was passed by the 1961 Legislature but vetoed by former Gov Norman Erbe Proponents described the measure as protection of the rights of individuals Backers said that many lowans have complained about the commission procedures since the controlledaccess law was passed in 1955 Rep David Stanley RMus catine opposed the bill say ing it endangers traffic safety by permitting land owners to build accesses to heavily trav eled roads The House rejected 59 to 43 a bill designed to curb the number of highways that can be returned by the Highway Commission to the secondary road system of counties The bill would have lowered from 400 to 300 the minimum daily number of vehicles that a primary road must carry before the commission can transfer that road to a county The bill also would have re quired the commission to go into district court to prove justification of such transfer Landmark at Klemme destroyed by flames On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 9101112 North Iowa News 15 Sports 2526 Clear Lake News 3031 Latest Markets 38 Mason City News 3839 6 plead for more US aid JFK offers protection ji SAN JOSE Costa Fica Cheered by a US pledge to pro tect their coasts against Cuban infiltrators six Central American chief executives made individual pleas to President Kennedy Wed nesday for economic aid to better the lot of their peoples Although advocates of drastic action against Fidel Castro lost aovn oojy Latin Presidents general Comics 42 iv satisfied and joined Kennedy in a sevennation Dec aration of Central America vhich expressed confidence that he Castro regime will fall soon Kennedy promised that the United States will tighten its anti subversion ring around Cuba with more plane and ship protection of Central Americas Caribbean coast Winter in fatal gasp on last day Ry THK ASSOCIATED PRESS Fading winter landed storm packed punches across broad areas in the eastern half of the nation and heavy rains Wednesday posed new flood threats in some states An authoritative source said that Kennedy in the private ses sions Tuesday impressed the presidents of Panama Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Hon duras and Nicaragua with the ex tent of US mHitary commitments of shooting at which he revealed to them Kennedy also promised multi By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director rain hail tornadoes and damag ing wind storms Storms in Indi ana claimed at least three lives social development But each president had pet projects of his own and each was allotted a half ii ti in xcivil i cio ililULiCU ex A snowstorm which swept fromhour VVednesday to plus them the Dakotas to Michigan dump ing a foot of snow in many sec ions tapered off during the night as it moved into the Northeast Heavy snow warnings is sued for northern New York New Hampshire Vermont and Maine with more than six inches in most B wuii muiu uum menus in mosi Bacon and firemen went The fact that the 60 by 100 areas Gale wamims wore posted i rt li hi i il Hm t 4 fi I r through the building trying to foot building is on a corneralong the find the fires source but could lot with an cmptv lot 3000 or fewer persons andwas destroyed by fire Wedncs larger cities would be permitted one more license for each addi tional 1000 population Outside an incorporated area day morning Donald Bacon the stores owner estimated the loss at be tween 540000 and He an mcorporarea area there could be one permit for f3ld the twostory brick struc u iture was worth about New Enelanri r T tn P n Kennedy conducted talks with Francisco Orlich of Costa Rica Julio Rivera of El Salvador Mi guel Ydigoras of Guatemala Ra mon Vilieda Morales of Honduras Luis Somoza of Nicaragua and Roberto Chiari of Panama In the afternoon the US presi dent was to address students at ithe University of Costa Rica be When it became apparent that said the fire was spreading between The fire came just a wock the walls Bacon and some friends carried out as much of after the store had been com pletely remodeled and painted Bacon bought the store from his the furniture from the ground fatherinlaw Arthur Welle floor as they could They could meyer in 1951 The store would Tennessee Alabama Mississippi and Kentucky Several persons were injured and there was heavy property damage The twisters struck small com the presidents agreed 1 To ask the Organization of American Stales for early action to counteract CastroCommunist subversion 2 To hold a meeting of security fii each 2000 population ao rfumL as iney coma iney coiudtmeycr in 1951 The store would munities in southern ind ronfnl rr u securuy 1 If a person was denied a carncfl atl lnvcntorv ofSCt out only an estimated SlOOohave celebrated its GOth and5cnlr1 Phials at the Cabinet level with license he could appeal to the Uvccn S20000 The worth before the names sot out versnry in Klemmc in April liquor control and ri covcmj I Bacon said he probably will if turned down there could xi Yas liscovcrcd Tne cnUre buildinwas gutted rebuild the store on the present ipcal to the district court obe Lcach a tcnint flames by the lime the Klernsite or on he adjoining It has been cencrallv con n aparlment on thc secondjme Bclmond Garner and Goodlot which he also owns i floor about 8 am She called ell fire departments could get The last big fire in the blaze under control Firewas about 22 years ago when Algeria upset ALGIERS The gov ernment furious at last Sundays French nuclear test on Algerian soil asked France for talks to revise the military as pects of the pact whicn ended the Algerian war Premier Ben Bellas gov ernment said any revi sion of the treaty which also set up independent Algeria must ban future nuclear tests in the coun try fighting techniques were handija hardware store located across capped by 20 to 25 mile an hourjthe street from the Wellcmcyer ore burned to the ground lwo wmen m in A girl drowned m a nacua Nicaracuato phn meas 111 Indianapolis urcs lo haU lhe fkm of thejr in in and wind to Cllb m hc nJW of The tornado which sweptCommunist money Crete caused an estimatedand arms from Cuba damage jcials indicated that Atty Gen Violent winds struck areas inRobert F Kennedy may attend Kentucky destroying and damag ing several homes a drivein theater and several other build ing Heaviest property damage estimated at was in Clin ton County in the southeast part 3 To arrange for more rapid and complete exchange of intelli gence on such movements The presidents agreed to speed up their fledgling common market which would tie in later with a Protest continued rule by military of the state Louisville nlso was LatinAmerican free trade area lashed by a rnin and wind storm j The storms in the state injured at least nine persons i In Harpersvillc Miss several persons were hurt when winds toppled brick walls of the high school gymnasium durins a has kctball game A tornado hit Port land in northern Tennessee cans ing extensive property dnnW Widespread damage a so caused by severe wind storms in middle and east Tennessee n of SEOUL Korea AP1 A d 7000 person tivketi on two lecKiins civilian op South Koreas military to eui marches streets of Scon Wed nesday to protest extension of ers also hit the northern edge of r iPccatur in northcentral Ala1 IOlR1cr Frcsuhnt bama and in Bcllefontaine Miss and exPremier Chime atv 10 stores destroyed at Terre Haute Ind A WALL GIVES WAY IN KLEMMES FURNITURE STORE WUK reared in the city hall para wuh n handful of but ran o v c r w h o I m i n p from hundreds of police Tho political leaders 1 shoved into unmarked vens and TERRE HAUTE Ind driven off Fire swept through the Torre business district Wednes1 day destroy ins 10 stores in juring three firemen and cans an estimated several mil dollars property dnmagoJ Five buildings destroyed iflml others were damaged in n i so ven hour whipped by jmph winds 1 s 40 ami other streets uere closed b piles of brick f r o in fire Shattered walls SAME S3
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