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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             Iowas Doily Newspaper TITt newspaper that makes all North lowans ITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 1H3 10c Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One No 255 President urges rights tax action Photofix limousine and threw himself over the when the shots came He jumped from the car vaulted into the presidential 7 and Cory 2 his wife and Mrs WASHINGTON AP Mrs John F Kennedy left seclusion Tuesday to attend a special cere mony citing her Secret Service man for exceptional bravery in the moments after an assassin shot down President Kennedy agentciiJatdn J Hill 31 is the citatipn Secretary of Jhe Treasury Doug las The Secret Service is an agency of the In the Dallas motorcade Hill was riding in the car behind Kennedys When the shots felled Kennedy and wounded Texas Gov John Cqnnally Hill sprinted from his car and vault ed into the moving presidential limousine He threw himself over the President and Mrs Kennedy to protect them clamped down on the investiga tion of the assassination and Hill was notpefmitted to give reporters i pf Kenne guard Mrs Kennedy shortly after the 1960 election He has traveled with the former First Lady ever since Tight security has been dys in try ingto guard the First Family Hill is thesecond Secret Serv ice agent to receive commenda tion for actions on that tragic Friday 11 days ago Rufus Youngblood assigned to protect then Vice President Lyndon B Johnson was per sonally commended by the new ly sworn President Johnson for throwing himself over Johnson when the shots exploded Report finds Oswald was lone gunman WASHINGTON ex haustive FBI report nearly ready for the White House will indicate that Lee Harvey Os wald was the lone and unaided assassin of President Kennedy government sources said Tues day The report will go to Presi dent Johnson this week it was predicted and Johnson will for ward it promptly to the seven member investigating commis sion he named Friday Whether the FBI report would be made public before the War ren commission begins its study apparently was undecided Various government sources said the FBI report incorporat ing the findings of the Secret Service and at least a halfdozen other federal agencies would indicate that without accomplic es fired three shots at Kennedy Nov 22 from a self prepared hideaway at a sixthfloor win dow of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas as the pres idential motorcade passed first and third shots struck the President Either could have killed him second shot missed Kennedy but struck and seri ously wounded Texas Gov John North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 1017 Highs Wednesday J443 Weather details on 2 seconds elapsed between the first shotand the last rDespite questions raised by some rifle experts federal agents consider Oawalds bolt action rifle could have been aimed and fired that rapidly has been established that all three shots came from the same direction behind and slightly to the right of the Pres idents car This gave the assas sin a target moving approxi mately in the direction of his line of fire an easier shot than a target moving Across it studies reportedly substantiate that the same weap on fired all three shots is lacking of any personal acquaintance between Oswald and Jack Rubenstein alias Jack Ruby The Secret Service has been asked by President Johnson to continue its protection of Mrs Kennedyand her two children Caroline and John Hill is one o the agents being kept on the as signment i Meanwhile the House passed Monday and sent to the Senate a bill thatwonldgiyefher Secre protectionfor at leas another year i The measure would also au thorize the payment of expens es for the late Presidents funer al and would give Mrs Kennedy free mailing privileges for life Since the assassination Mrs Kennedy has received almosl 300000 letters and tele grams And bags andbags of mail is said still tobe uncount ed Speaking for her presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger said Mrs Kennedy was grate ful for allthe letters Interstate decision now to Dec 11 The Iowa Com mission still studying proposed routesfor Interstate 35 through North Iowa now expects to reach a decision on it Dec 11 Harry Bradley Jr chairman f the commission said Tuesday that the commission went over more information on the routes in Ames this week The Mason City Committee for Interstate 35 has asked that a survey be made on its proposal to construct a diagonal in Iowa which would swing northward at a point near the Mason City Municipal Airport built in Minnesota Unions ruling Rail Workers join in rift WASHINGTON 14i Five rail unions banded together Tues day for a legal attempt to set a federal arbitration ruling and the emergency law Con gress passed to avert a nation wide strike The unions said that under the arbitration decision to elimi nate thousands of jobs the railroad corporations would make a handsome profit at the expense of their employes free In ajoint statement the chiefs of the five tram operat ing unions said a suit challeng ing last Tuesdays arbitration ruling will be filed in federal court here Friday They also authorized their at torneys to file another suit at tacking the constitutionality of last Augusts 7 emergency law under which the arbitration nil ing was made Friday is the deadline under the law for challenging the ar bitration ruling There is no deadline for filing the unions court challenge of the law and no date was set The planned legal action add ed a few more knots to the snarled fouryearold work rules dispute that has so far de efforts under the Act the Labor Department a special presiden tial emergency board and Con gress Nearly 200 railroads are in yojved The unipns refuse to accept last weeks ruling of the arbi tration board to eliminate slow ly 90per cent of some 32000 firemens jobs and to give the National Mediation Board pow er to impose binding decisions on the size of train crews if the parties cant settle that issue on a local basis The ruling on the firemens issue guaranteed job protection for most of the 40000 men in vojved Inside The Globe BISHOPS GET new pow ers from Pope Page 2 BOBBY KENNEDY will stick with Johnson Page 3 Editorials 4 Society news 101112 North Iowa news 14 Sports news 1516 Mason City news 1819 Clear Lake news 20 Farm news 23 Classified pages 2425 HOSPITALIZED LAS VEGAS Nev o the Texas School Book 4 v P in Dallas when which the snots were fired from an up nt Kennedy was assassinated per story Authorities said thV man in a Fair cold weather voters Judy Garlands sister Mrs Sue Cathcart 48 was unconscious v uuvuiiotiuus The route tentatively has been on arrival at a Las Vegas hos set to follow Highway 69 in pital Monday from what au owa with the diagonal being thorities described as an over dose of sleeping pills FROM OCR WIRE SERVICES DBS MOINEStX The cli max of weeks of campaigning catiie Tuesday as lowans votei whether to accept the formula proposed by Sen David 0 Shaff RClinton for distribut ing seats hi the legislature Leaders of both sides predict ed a light turnout Approval of the p rb p ose d constitutional amendment requires a simple v The 1963 legislature removed one hazard from the voting It a law allowing offi cials to count paper ballots marked with a check mark as well as those marked witlT a cross mark or X Previously juestions had been raised about ballots checked instead of Xd The proposed change1 in the formula for distributing legisla tive seats wouldbe the first in 15 years The last amendment to the Iowa Constitution on this joint came in 1928 with adop tion of a provision that no county may have more than one senator The Shaff Plan calls for 58 senators to be elected from dis Finds it rewarding tricts containing asnearly as possible l58th of the states population Deviation from this Proportion could be no more man 10 per cent either way The Iowa House now has 108 from each coun ty plus one more for each of the nine most populous counties The Shaff Plan would provide for 99 rep re s from each county Supporters of the Shaff Plan have argued throughput the campaign that itwould provide more legislative strength for the urban areas while retaining a voice for the rural areas Opponents have argued that it would set up a ruralurban deadlock in the legislature and hat Senate district lines could be drawn to allow rural areas to control both houses Regardless of Tuesdays out come a 3member federal court will pick up the case where it eft off several months ago The panel last spring ruled the present Iowa Legislature to be invidiously discriminatory be cause it does not give equal voice to residents of cities and owns A final ruling on the plan was the vehemen objections of one until the results of the balloting vere in Win or losethe reapportion ment battle is certain to see more of federal courtrooms If he Shaff Plan is ratified the case will be reopened to hear urther testimony and argu ments before a ruling is issued whether it is acceptable tothe federal court The decisionhowever wil probably be appealed to highei federal tribunals and may even tually be taken to the U S Supreme Court If the Shaff Plan is beaten however the federal court can promptly intervene and order thelegislature to come up with another remapping plan Gov HaroldHughes the plans lead ing opponent has already hinted he will consider calling the gen eral assembly into session im mediately if the plan is knocked down SS agent at college with Lynda ATTSTIM Tov AUSTIN Tex AP Secret Service agents assigned to pro tect President Johnsons 19 yearold daughter at the Univer sity of Texas may find the duty more rewarding than expected A friend of Lynda Bird John sons quoted her as saying Mon day in her dormitory room with reference to the agent who ac companied her to classes He sits in the class and seems very interested Hes learning things too Lynda Bird is taking a 19 hour elass load of English Lat in histor government chem istry and Bible A sophomore in the School of Arts and Sciences Miss Johnson returned to classes Monday with more than 20000 other stu dents at the university She was taken from her dor mitory by Secret Service agents Nov 22 immediately after the President was shot in Dallas Agents took her to the gover nors mansion in Austin for pro tection She attended the funer al services in Washington with her family and returned to Aus tin Sunday Lynda Birds close friends Merry Nell Van Fleet 18 a freshman student from San An the Johnsons eldest daughter had not been appreci ably changed by the swift turn of events Shes taking it all in stride Miss Van Fleet said At least three Secret Service agents have been detailed to guard Miss Johnson She lives with 800 other women students in a universityoperated dormi tory At least one agent is with her wherever she goes in public Inside the dormitory the Se cret Service has set up an of fice in a glasswalled room that commands a full view of the lobby and main entrance to the building Extensive telephone circuits have been set up in the office Despite the tight security stu dent life goes on as usual at the dorm Agents said nointerviews with Lynda Bird would be permitted Reports from close to the White House have said the Pres idents daughter may transfer late in January at the end of the current semester to a school in Washington They said such a move would rcatly simplify the job of guarding her Another daughter Lucy Baines 16 attends a private high school in Washington Vote looks light despite vast efforts Mason City and North Iowa iupporters and opponents of th Shaff Reapportionment Plan Tuesday were attempting tc get their partisans to cast vote n the special statewide elec tion In spite of their effort Mason Cityans had cast only 1664 votes by early afternoon This com pares with 3932 in the 1962 No vember 1958 election and 4125 in Judging by the last two gen eral elections which did not in volve a vote for president the vote in Mason City up to 2 oclock was running very light There is not a comparable spe cial election with which to com pare the figures however The precinct boundaries also have changed somewhat so it is not possible to make an exact com parison there The total Mason City precinct vote cast by the pm check compared with that at the 1962 and 1958 general elections follows 1958 1P1W 356 2P1W 573 1P2W 611 2P2W 370 P3W 783 2P3W 514 1P4W586 2P4W 332 Mrs R E Sandage of the League of Vomen Voters announced that rides to Mason City polling VOTE Please turn to page 2 1962 Tues 400 407 574 459 583 651 598 270 166 191 274 132 265 116 272 local May act Monday on bill Rights bid announced HOM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Johnson held a rapid fire ieries of meetings Tuesday vith political labor and racial eaders in a harddriving effort o get the civil rights bill passed Shortly after a breakfast ses sion by Democratic legislative eaders with Johnson speaker John W McCormack announced hat an effort would be launched Monday to pry the civil rights oill out of the southerndom inated rules committee Johnson also discussed eco nomics in his meetings but civil fights was the dominant theme The President rode to the White House with AFLCIO president George Meany and got assurance from Meany of organized labors help in his ef fort to get the civil rights bill passed Johnson also held a meeting with the Rev Martin Luther King Jr the third national Negro leader to be invited to the White House in five days Johnson also was expected to discuss civil rights with the executive committee of the na t i o n a 1 governors conference later Tuesday Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said Johnson also brought tip the tax cut billaFthe breakfast meeting Mansfield said the President renewed his insistence that early passage of billion measure was needed and em phasized his belief a tax cut would bolster the economy President Johnson outlined for Democratic congressional lead ers Tuesday a personal econ omynvgovernment program he hopes will boost chances for an early tax cut The economy drive which Johnson has been accelerating day by day represents the first major policy move to bear the personal stamp of the new Pres ident All other programs en dorsed by Johnson during his first 11 days in office originated with the late President Ken nedy Johnson summoned seven Democratic leaders of i he Sen ate and House to a Cabinet Room conference representing a resumption of Tuesday morn ng sessions initiated by Ken nedy Johnson pressed ahead with his economy drive Monday by taking a series of steps aimed at eliminating waste and over staffing in federal agencies and holding down the federal budget he will send to Congress next month of Defense Rob ert S McNamara was ordered to inform military and civilian employes associated with main tenance and contracting pro grams that their sciousness will be 0 portant consideration in hand ing out promotions and good ef ficiency ratings Director K e r m i t Jordon was told by Johnson that the President has personal Knowledge of certain federal igencies and foreign posts with oo many employes Johnson ordered an inquiry and ar ranged another meeting Tues day with Gordon chairmen of congres sional committees got telephone requests from Johnson that they report any evidence of waste duplication of effort and over staffing in the military estab ishment cost con given im SAME DATEW2554   

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