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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Why did they choose the western route Unveil story behind Iowas Interstate 35 decision ROBERT H SPIEGEL GloboGazottt Editor AMESWhy will Interstate Highway 35 be built parallel to Highway 69 in North Iowa L M Clauson chief engi neer of the Iowa State High way Commission has a brief answer Boiled down it is because the alternate route between Mason City and Clear Lake would be longer Extra mileage means addi tional driving costs The westerly route that has been selected by the Iowa State Highway Commission is 866 miles between Highway 20 in Iowa and Albert Lea Minn The easterly route near Ma son City would be 924 miles The added mileage on the easterly route results from a highway commission decision to utilize approximately 128 miles of the proposed reloca tion of Highway 20 between Highways 65 and 6S Clauson said a diagonal route was considered from Highway 20 curving northward It would have eliminated the jog required by paralleling High way 20 The diagonal was rejected on two counts First said Clauson esti mates showed that severance land purchase costs made it prohibitive Second the relocation of Highway 20 calls for fourlane construction The highway commission wanted to have the route coincide with pro posed Interstate 35 to avoid costly duplication Carl F Schach engineer of planning noted that only the difference in costs required to bring a fourlane expressway up to interstate highway standards was used in com puting overall Interstate 35 costs Cost factors were balanced one route against the other It was estimated that the westerly line though 58 miles shorter would cost about million more Much of this higher cost was traced to more expensive construction over peat beds near the IowaMinnesota bor der The peat beds would have been avoided through use of the eastern corridor Next came estimates on the traffic that each proposed route would carry A series of originanddes tination interviews were con ducted in Iowa during 1960 and 1961 analyzing trip de sires It was found there was a preference for the easterly line passing between Mason City and Clear Lake The Mason City route would have brought more use of the interstate but only by a slight margin said Clauson Projected traffic counts were higher on the Mason City route but not in any appreciable amounts except north of Highway 20 Clauson said the advantage was too small to be significant Finally the highway com mission made a study to de termine the comparative costs of operating vehicles on the two routes It used a standard formula from the American Associa tion of State Highway Officials covering average cost of fuel tires oil maintenance repairs and depreciation Time comfort and conveni ence factors were added The result was an average cost of slightly more than nine cents a mile for passen ger cars traveling 60 miles an hour Clauson said it was here that The newspaper that mokes all North I o wans neighbors MASON CITY the added length of the Mason City route became the mining factor The highway commission es timated that it would cost 803000 a year less for road users on the original west than for the easterly route near Mason City This was compared to tho annual amortized cost of 000 for additional construction costs on the westerly route The decision was made for us in cost said Clauson Nati GLOBEG HOME EDITION VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 13 1963 10e a Paper ConsUU at Two One Associated Prett and United Prtu International Pull Lease Wires No 107 Press search for murderer WIDOW ADDRESSES RALLY Mrs Evers widow of NAACP field secretary for Missis sippi who was slain Wednesday tells some 700 Ne groes in Jackson Miss rally that the cause for which her husband died must go on Order mass arrests of Venezuela Reds CARACAS Venezuela AP President Romulo Betancourt or dered the arrest of Venezuelas es timated 400000 Communists and proCastro extremists Wednesday nightfollowing his escape from another assassination attempt Betancourt said three Commu nist terrorists plotted to assassin ale him Wednesday with a time bomb at the Roman Catholic archbishops palace in Ciudad Bo livar a river port 275 miles south east of Caracas The president told a national radio audience that police nabbed two of the terrorists as they en tered the palace with three sticks of dynamite and a timing device The third plotter got away Society cannot continued risk to life by a group of pyromaniacs racial discrimination Boy 13 champion speller Man jailed released in giant hunt JACKSON Miss UPI A white man was questioned for several hours Thursday about the sniper slaying of civil rights leader Medgar Evers then re leased Chief of Detectives M B Pierce said the man was jailed after he made remarks about the case in a restaurant Pierce had said earlier Chances are he is just a big talker but po lice pressing Mississippismost intensive investigation held the man until they were satisfied with his story A price of more than was placed on the head of the sniper who shot Evers 37 in the back as he returned from a civil rights rally Pierce assigned city detectives to work around the clock on leads including a good fin gerprint from the apparent mur der 30 caliber rifle found in a vacant lot across the street from Evers home here Pierce said the fingerprint had not yet been forwarded to the FBI which offered the full use of its facilities in the investiga tion Fingerprints are first checked against those on file locally Pierce declined to say if the print lifted from the weapon had been matched but there were in dications it had not Meanwhile the widow of the slain man her voice trembling with emotion called on Negroes America has her vast race strife WASHINGTON UPI President Kennedy laid urgent new civil rights proposals before a bipartisiiii meeting of congressional leaders Thursday Senate GOP Leader Everett M Dirksen told re porters the presidents program includes proposals to hasten school desegregation equal voting rights and access to public facilities for not a fair employ ment practices proposal FEPC is definitely out he said Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield while declining to discuss highlights of the hour and 40 minute conference said by a The vote was 107 to 23 in favor of the bond At a special meeting next week the school board will make plans for selling the bonds and letting bids on the construction be subject to T property and i to continue their battle against WASHINGTON Thirteen yearold Glen Van Slyke III of Oak Ridge Tenn won the Na tional Spelling Bee Wednesday on the word biliousness The contest wound up in dramatic NorthSouth boygirl contest which Glen won from Elaine Piecuch 14 of Winslow Maine a little girl who wants to be a nun Glen whose father runs an automobile agency is a young ster who likes to play chess read and swim He beat out 68 others in 33 rounds of the spelling bee to win the first prize and a trip to New York North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Fri day wfth waflorod showers thwndorahowers east Thurs day nigtit Lows Thursday ftifht in upper Cooler Fri day hlfh in wppor WoaHwr details on 2 and terrorists Betancourt said in ordering Interior Minister Car los Andres Perez to start an im mediate nationwide roundup of members of the alreadybanned Communist and MIR parties The MIR or Movement of the Revo lutionary Left is a proCastro revolutionary movement The order was the toughest Be lancourt has issued against sub versives who began moving against him shortly after he took office in 1959 The next election is scheduled for November The president has banned Communists from the election He has survived throe previous There were fears that the am bush slaying would touch off resh racial strife in this Mis sissippi capital city of 145000 The Rev A Charles Jones dean of Campbell College for Negroes tere and one of the leaders in the integration movementtele graphed President Kennedy that Ihe tragedy may provoke a vio lent explosion in this community which will bring additional dis known plots two revolts against against his life and his govern ment It is believed there were several other assassination at tempts that never were an nounced Belancourt noting that the gov ernment cannot hold anyone with out charges for more than 30 days vowed that every Communist will be jailed again as soon as re leased Such 30day periods of de tention could go on indefinitely The president a moderate left ist said he ordered the arrests because the legislature was tak ing too much time to enact an an titerrorist emergency measure he proposed last week The bill spe grace and tarnish image beforethe world the American people of the Thirteen ministers and a church layman who gathered downtown for a mourning march Wednes day were arrested by police They were later released without charge Later 146 other Negroes were jaited when police broke up an other attempted demonstration Late Wednesday night a police car was hit by several soft drink bottles as it drove through the campus of Jackson State Negro College Police Capt Cecil Hath away said the bottles had appar ently been hurled from the top of a fivestory mens dormitory m FOR CHAPLAIN FT LEAVENWORTH Kan r Wayne G Shelton cifies 30year prison terms for ter34 after competing with fight rorists convicted of burning facjinSmembers of the Army here in a campaign stepped up since physical combat proficiency the Cuban crisis last fall tests Shelton is achaplain Southern bloc set for fight WASHINGTON APISouthern senators are girding for an al out fight against President Ken nedys civil rights measures par ticularly a bill their chief spokes man denounced as a step toward statism Eighteen Dixie them Democrats except Sen Joh G Tower the situation at a closed meetin Wednesday in the wake of Pres dent Kennedys appeal to the na tion on civil rights Tuesday night Sen Richard B Russell DGa the leader of the group told news men afterward that they ar very bitteriy opposed to legisla ion that would further imping on the right of private property i this country He was referring to a bill tha Kennedy plans to submit to Con a special gress next week to prohibit stores ilecUon here Wednesday a prohotels restaurants and theater discriminating against Ne ve meeting The legislative program also ill include a pending request r extension of the life of the vil rights commission Hear ngs already are under way on his Dirksen indicated he believes ic administration is veering to ard using the 14th amend ments guarantee of citizenship ghts to guarantee Negro access facilities such as hotels and staurants rather than em loying the interstate commerce lause as its underpinning Dirksen said there will be an bipartisan meeting Mon day and that he expecfc the Photofax REPLACES SLAIN NEGRO r s Ruby Hurley will take over temporarily as Mississippi field secretary of the NAACP the post held by Medgar W Evers who was shot to death Wednesday Forest City bus garage issue passes bond for building from ol bus garage was passed groes majority of 823 per cent Pholofax PICKET HARLEM HOSPI TAL A New York police man removes a struggling girl picket from the construction site of a new Harlem hospital after pickets tried to block entrances in protest against alleged discriminatory prac tices on the job Three per sons two of them Negroes were injured in struggle which ensued as police tried to clear the way Russell denouncing this as step toward statism a socialists state said a law of this kind hat aeen invalidated by the Suprem Court in 1875 as an unconstitution al restriction on the use and con trol of private property Hughes schedules vocation fox hunt HARPERS FERRY Tow relaxed Gov Haroi Hughes planned to fish th Mississippi River and join in fox chase during the secom day of his Northeast Iowa fish ing trip The governor soaked up the sun joked with friend and tried his hand at trout fish ing Wednesday Inside The Globe BLACK MUSLIMS tel their story Page 2 HULTMAN TO make tick Jish decision Page 3 MASON CITY Braves wii on Medlangs 4hitter Page 13 RELIEF FUNDS increaa in Hancock County Page 15 LETTER CARRIERS mee in Mason City Sunda Page 17 f ditorials Clear Lake news Society News Sports news North Iowa news Latest markets Mason City news Comics was a frank and coopera CHRISTINE KEELER 3rd Negro enrolls at Alabama U Cennedy bills to go to Congress Tuesday or Wednesday of next week Dirksen said there was no dis cussionof the Jackson Missr murder of Negro Leader Med gar W Evers or of specific racial outbreaks He said it was generally agreed by all present that the civil rights situation is an urgent national problem May close offices for f one week DES MOINES un Unless some extra funds can be jarred loose in Congress the Iowa Em ployment Security Commission said it may have to close its 34 during the Britain has sex and spys LONDON Minister Harold Macmillan rode through the second day of crucial Cabinet meetings over the Profumo scan dal Thursday with an outward show of Conservative unity But signs grew that loyalty of key ministers was near the breaking point A 75minute meeting heightened the tension of the crisis facing tho 69yearold prime minister Rumors of resignations by at least four ministers were partly dispelled when two of them issued fiat denials The other two kept their counsel If all stay in office Macmillan has gained an important respite in the crisis swirling around the iconduct of Profumo who lied to the House of Commons about his ove affair with Miss Christine Keeter The party girl shared her wittv a Soviet naval aU HUNTSVILLE Ala UPI David Mack McGlathery a tacne mathematician in the nations The Labor parlys shadow offices in the state last week of June The agency will be short of administration funds for the last week of the fiscal year commissioner Henry Carter said Wednesday the commission doesnt get an emergency appropriation of at least Carter said 557 mployes will be laid off for the week and unemployment com sensation checks to lowans held up a week 10000 New funds July 1 become available space program Thursday regii tered without incident as the third Negro student atthe ifni versity of Alabama McGlathery walked unescorted through a front door of the uni versitys extension center here to register for he summer term He was the first Negro to be accepted for the center which has about 700 white students There were no incidents A few policemen stood by as the slightly built 27yearold Ne gro walked into the extension center to register It was in sharp contrast to the registra tion Tuesday of two Negroes at the universitys main campus at Tuscaloosa At Tuscaloosa hundreds of Alabama state troopers turned out to back Goy George C Wal lace in his defiant stand against admitting Negroes Vivian Ma lone and James A Hood to the main campus He backed down when President Kenndy federal izcd the Alabama National Guard and 100 troops showed up on the campus to force their ad mission MRS KLEBERG DIES NEW YORK El len Campbell Klcbcrg 61 wife of Texas King Ranch owner Robert J Klcbcrg died Wcdncs lay night U14 U foreign secretary Patrick Gordon Walker returned from a trip to Moscow and declared the vice scandal involving former War MinisterJohn A Profumo re quired the prime ministers resig nation I think perhaps this is the last service he could do his country Walker said His remarks set the tone for Labors attack in a fullscale par liamentary debate Monday Rumblings from the Cabinet meeting centered on Health Min ister Enoch Powell who stead fastly refused to deny the report he would quit over the moral is sue of scandal in the private of men in high position The Evening Standard said Powell is on the point of resigna tion and added this could start a landslide against the prime min ister Reports spread through White hall that other men high in tho party councils have been indulg ing in high life as was the dis graced Profiimo Macmiilans problem in face of these rumors was to know if lie could again be the victim of a breathtaking ho described Profumos conduct The threats of resignations tho denials the rumblings even from the rank and file of the party con claves created an atmosphere of tension and uncertainty as dy namic as Ihc Suez crisis which tropplcd Anthony Eden and Macmillan into power Rumors had spread that four ministers wouid quit over tho moral aspects of the Profumo case One Sir Keith Joseph housing minister disavowed any such in tention Home Secretary Henry Brooke also denied he was leav ing the government Education Minister Edward Boyle was a question mark The Conservatives expect ite opposition leader Harold Wil son o spearhead the attack They said Macmillan would take up tho cudgels The Cabinet obviously was deal ing with the effects of the scandai on Ihe partys election prospects Illustrating that the Cabinet caHed in Lord Poole the campaign man ager who is not a member of tho government 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