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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdiUd for T he newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 103 Associated Press and United Press International Full Wires MASON CfTY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 7 1764 UOc Conslsti of Two No1 Council cuts park fund Staffs poorly trained Low pay cited by 2 experts FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES prison staff members are underpaid poorly trained and bewildered by uncoordinated administrative policies two nationally promi nent penaL experts raid Monday Their study report was made public Monday afternoon at a meeting of Gov Harold Hughes and the threeman State Board of Control A change from the traditional method of custodial control of law breakers to one of treat ment of rehabilitation is neces sary but should be done without rivalry among prison personnel the report said The governor and the Boarc of Control which operates Iowa correctional institutions or dercd the study last fall after a riot at the Iowa Mens Refor matory at Anamosa and an out break at the State Penitentiary at Fort Madison caused consid erable damage The report was made by Garrett Heyns director of Insti tutions for the state of Washing ton and Myrl E Alexander d es in agreement DES MOINES Harold Hughes said Tuesday he agreed wholeheartedly vith a report of two penal experts on operations at the Iowa State Penitentiary and Mens Reformatory 11 s f rector of the Center for the Study of Crime Delinquency Iowas public sense of humor and Corrections at Southern Illi nois University They recommended a stronger and more unified sys tem of administration higher pay for prison personnel and a larger staff for the state direc tor of corrections These would require more ap propriations than arc now avail able The Legislative Interim Com mittee had a meeting scheduled Tuesday and was expected to consider a request of the board By THE ASSOCIATED IRKSS lowans are great sign putter uppers as any fellow can plain ly sec if he travels the states highways and byways You find community pride re flected in signs posted at the outskirts of many Iowa towns and a few admit to some nor mal human cussedness among their citizens Some signs allude to vagaries of the weather and some farm ers take care of problems of their own with signs on their fences Nine Hundred Good Folks and a Few Knucklehcads is Swisher indicates hell quit IOWA CITY Scott Swisher DIowa City indicated Tuesday he will resign from the Iowa Legislature if there is the slightest danger that the people of Johnson County would ae unrepresented in the event of a special session Swisher now is serving a six month sentence in the Federal Detention Center at Springfield Mo for failure to file income tax returns There has been speculation as to what might happen if Gov Haroid Hughes calls a special session to deal with reapportion ment Stale officials have said in formally there is no reason that Swisher could not serve in the special session if he is released in time Indications are that he may be freed in February A statement issued Tuesday by Swishers wife said State Rep Scott Swisher has the way PleasantvUle northwest of Knoxville in Marion County describes itself Stuart on the AdairDallas County line proclaims itself Home of 15QO Good Eggs and a Few Stinkers If You Lived in Calmar Youd Be Home Now the weary motorist is informed as he approaches that small Win ncshiek County town Cherokee shows a picture of an Indian chief and claims to be Northwest Iowas Chief City Aurelia southeast of Chero kee bills itself simply as The Friendly Town A few miles to the west Brunsville declares One Hundred Forty Friendly People Live Here It doesnt say how many unfriendly folks it claims Moville east of Sioux City calls itself The Eastern Gate way to Western Hospitality Remsen in Plymouth County brags that the town is Neat and Hardto Beat Washta in southwestern Cher okee County recorded the low est temperature in Iowa history 47 degrees below zero in 1912 On this fact it bases its sign The Coldest Spot in Iowa A farmer near Remsen had his own caustic observation on the weather after the seasons first heavy snow in December Snow For Not Delivered read his sign Hunters may have been giving an Audubon County farmer a bad time He put up this warn ing Hunters Do Not Shoot at Any Thing Not Moving It Might Be My Hired Man Another farmer near Remsen apparently doesnt like sales men He proclaims for the world to see We Shoot Every Tenth Agent The Ninth One Just Left Six month rift grows By LARRY FULLER The Mason City City Council Monday night claimed its latest victory in a running sixmonth bud getal battle with the Mason City Park Commission The decision came when the resolution appropria ting funds for the indicated that if there is the slightest danger that the people of Johnson County wouldbe un represented in event of a spe cial session he would resign in ample time for the holding of a special election The governor would have to call special elections to fill all vacancies in the legislature in the event a special session is held Meanwhile DonMcComas 62 of Coralville Johnson sheriff from 1931 to 1941 County an nounced he will seek the Demo cratic nomination for stale sen ator from the county Republican Sen D C Nolan of Iowa City hasnt said whelh for in emergency funds Gov Hughes who believes in modern prison techniques said of the report Were going to try to implement everything we can in it within the limit of available funds Board Chairman Jim 0 Hener hc will seck reelection ry said rehabilitation programs are now being developed as part of a continual transition toward better methods But he said the legislature would have to pro vide the money to carry out many of the experts recom mendations The report dealt with the posts of Warden Ray Purccll and Deputy Warden Roy Smith of the reformatory who plan to retire in the near future Another rail crisis looms WASHINGTON a sixmonth cooling off period and forced settlement of two issues the rail road work rules dispute appears to be headed for an other crisis late next month Secretary of Labor W Willard Wirtz conceded as much Monday when he announced that the federal government once again is budget set in August was approved by a 41 vote Under a plan suggested by First Ward Councilman Ray Randall the park commission vill have two mills or 66380 from its original budget to spend while the remainder of the requested budget or 76518 will be placed in the city recreation fund for the council to disburse as it deems neces sary The appropriations resolution including the change in the park audget was approved by Ran dall Third Ward Councilman Dan H Shire Jr Fourth Ward Councilman Phil Skipton and Councilmanatlarge Harry Lit tle maximum set for the budget cannot be changed by the ap propriation resolution adjust ments within funds can be made This in effect is what the council did The money change took funds from the budget set by the Park Commission and placed it in another portion of the recreation fund which is controlled by the council An opinion given to the Park Commission by City Attorney William Pappas Dec 9 stated the commission can levy up to II stepping in to try to med iate the dispute now near ly five years old Wirtz Assistant Secretary of Labor James J Reynolds and Chairman Francis A ONeil Jr of the Na t i o n al Mediation Board meet Tuesday in closed session with the railroads am five operating brotherhoods Wirtz met late Monday with railroads representatives then the unions and finally with both sides Later he explained that the centered on making the best use of the time that lies ahead of us On Feb 25 a congressional deadline for settlement of the socalled secondary sues notsettled last November by compulsory arbitration runs out and a nationwide rail strike could begin The issues involved in the Charles City man charged in fraud case Iowa may not qualify for school funds Pliotofax CHARLES CITY Hall 36 store It also said that the governor and Board of Control members should not personally become involved in prison problems to the confusion of prison person nel The report said there has been interdepartmental rival ry and factional backbiting at Anamosa This is due to misunder managcr Carroll for standings arising from a treat mentcustody conflict and a lack of training and preparation for changes which have taken place the penologists said But more substantially it is attributable to the common hy an active both the warden and associate warden arc nearing retirement There is much speculation over the successors the study said Henry said the Board of Con trol is seeking competent men in open competition to fill vacancies at Anamosa when they occur Wamsleys Plumbing Heating and Electrical Contracting firm has been charged with em bczzlcmcnt of more than over a twoyear period The information was filed by County Attorney Jack Frye Sheriff L L Lane took Hall into custody Monday He is in the Floyd County jail with bond set at by Justice of the Peace Robert Gilliland Hall is married and the father of two children WALK ON A identified as Marie OConnor 42 paces back and forth on a fourthfloor footwide ledge of the Greystone Hotel at Broadway and 91st Street in New York City After 15 minutes police pulled her back inside She was taken to Gracie Square Hospital for observation Johnson to hit poverty DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes said Tuesday that Iowa may not qualify for appropriations from Congress for construction of buildings at state and private colleges and universities Hughes told a news confer ence it looks doubtful right now that we have the facilities to qualify for the money Congress approved a bill ap propriating such funds to the various states and Hughes said Iowas share would be about million j Under state law Hughes said the Iowa Board of Regents must serve as the agency handling the funds He said however that the regents probably would not qualify under federal regu lations as an agency represent ative of both state and private institutions of higher learning Hughes said the problem is being studied and he may talk with federal education officials in Washington later this month in an attempt to solve the prob lem The Board of Regents oper ates the state institutions and has nothing to do with private colleges current negotiations include such topics as wage structure certain road and yard jobs in terdivisional runs use of self propelled equipment night shifl differentials holiday pay anc expenses away from home Wirtz hedged on any predic tioh that anagreement could be reached and said he hadn talked to the negotiators abou how much progress they hac made in their weeks of bar gaining There were strong indications The lone dissenting vote came from Second Ward Councilman Walter Broadbent who said in asmuch as I feel this is illegal Im voting against it Councilmanat1 a r g e C E Leffler is on vacation and Mayor George E Mendon can vote on resolutions only in case of a tie The city budget it self was adopted Aug 5 follow ing a public hearing and weeks E discussion and changes The ark commission an elective ody which sets its own budget asked for The mount to be raised by taxes s The park budget is included n the city budget but presum ably cannot be changed by the ity council Shire Skipton and former Coun c i 1 m a naMarge Horve Towner last summer voted against adoption of the budget stating they felt the parks share was too large Leffler Broadbent and former First Ward Councilman Paul Lude man voted for it and with the mayors affirmative vote the budget was approved Appears to be illegal Action by the city council Monday evening transferring a third of the Mason City Park Commissions budget to a fund under council control would appear to be illegal two of the commiss i o n e r s agreed Tuesday Commissioner Vernon KirHn said From our understand ing of the interpretation of the Code the action of the council would appear to illegal Any action of commission will of course take place at our Jan 13 meeting or later Dr Robert M Powell other holdover commissioner said I would concur in that William Haddy newly elected commissioner replac ing Mrs Ward Hamilton the commission chairman is a member of the United Com munity Party whose members on the council took the un precedented action earlier from Chicago that prog ress has been slight H E Gilbert president of the Independent Brotherhood of Lo comotive Firemen and Engine men told a news conference there would be a nationwide strike unless the railroads re lented on their insistence on what he said would mean se vere wage auditors office where the tax rate was set and to the state auditors office where it received final approval Mondays appropriations resolution is merely an authorization by the council to spend money It puts the budget into effect Although the tax rale or the WASHINGTON AP manypronged attack on pover ty through specialized educa tion and other programs may be proposed Wednesday by President Johnson in his first State of the Union message to Congress which resumes work Tuesday The Democratic President struggling to keep the new budg Acrctt M Dirkscn of Illinois said in a separate interview it re mains to be seen whether John SAME Black Flag Means Traffic Death In Past 21 Hours son can trim enough out of mil itary outlays to finance such programs without breaking through the Presidents self imposed limitation on expendi tures 1 have told the President that if he comes up with a Tex Bid for support against Malaysia MANILA the Philippines fft Indonesias President Su karno arrived in Manila Tues day seeking Philippine support Barry says Lyndon is a New Dealer GRAND RAPIDS Mich AP Barry Goldwater key noting his bid for the White House has called President Johnson a New Dealer vho talks like a conservative and After approval it went to theithree mills without council ap proval He said Section 370 of the Iowa Code allows the com mission one mill for general park purposes another mill for parks acquired before Jan 1 1914 and a third mill for parka acquired before Jan 1 1919 Since one mill now equals about the park com mission could Pappas said have a budget as large as 677 Pappas who was not reap pointed city attorney was not at Monday nights council meet ing The new city attorney R Michael Sweesy appointed Mon day also was absent A legal question arises on whether the commission will have to use its remaining two mills on parks acquired before 1914 and 1919 since the two mills from the code are ear for his campaign against et below the billion mark assize budget he going to be nevertheless was said by Sen ate majority leader Mike Mans field of Montana to be schedul ing domestic spending at a high er level than in recent years Mansfield said some of this will be channeled into housing unemployment assistance edu cational and other programs aimed at improving living con ditions and the level of employ ment among the nations poor Senate Republican leader Ev in trouble in Congress Dirk sen said On the other hand if he cuts military expenditures to the point where Congress thinks national security is threatened some of this money may be re stored The second sessi n of the 88th Congress got under way at noon Tuesday with indications that many members intend to prolong their holiday and not return until next week On the inside faces the liability of programs inherited from President John F Kennedy I amgoing to do everything inmy power to return the presi dency of the United States to the principles which have made this nation great and which can make it greater the Arizona senator declared Monday night in his first address as a candi date for the Republican presi dential nomination Goldwater said he thinks he already has some 500 of the 655 delegate votes it would take to win him top spot on the GOP ticket at the San Francisco cou vention next July Goldwater made his first bought tickets They said 879 were sold Goldwater said he respects President Johnson but consid ers him first of all today a leader bound by the commit ments of his party And in that role I shall and do oppose him with all the support I can gath er For his party is wrong Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 4 North Iowa news 8 Society news 1011 Sports news 1314 Latest markets 14 nedy was assassinated in Dal Mason City news 1617jlas Tex Comics 20 j He got a polite reception in a Farm news 21halfempty hall Local Republi Transit timetable22 cans explained they admitted campaign speech at a plate fundraising dinner which originally was scheduled Nov 23 the day after President Ken Classified pages 2223 only party contributors wiv The President wifl expound his inheritance from his predecessors administration Goldwater said These inherit d proposals he must not and le cannot even ma erially revise These cannot be listed among President Johnsons as sets Goldwater said They are his liabilities The Arizona conservative said Johnson himself knows that Republican ways are the ways to inspire Americans to day marked for this Pappas told the commission Dec 9 that as a separate and distinct body from the city the park commission has the power to hire its own counsel and sue Mayor Mendon told the coun cil Monday that if the council were going to cut the park com mission budget the council should pay for the municipal band The mayor added that umkr the code Chapter 375 the city can levy a separate tax up to onehalf mill for the band The band always has been PARK FUNDS turn to 2 Even while he tells his staff that he is frankly a Roosevelt New Dealer he tries to sell the public on the idea that he is a conservative Goldwater who today launch es his campaign in New Hamp shire says our opponent is the Democratic regime now in pow er I do not believe in inlra party bloodletting North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy with occasional snow Tuesday night and Wed nesday Warmer night lows in Turning colder WcdmwUy in tow 30s dtotailt   

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