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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdlUd for The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 104 Astoclaled United Press Internationa Full MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 1H4 IQc a of Two No Convene special session Mooty asks quick action Hughes issues veto warning Federal project lauded Road boss likes program Harry J BradleyJr chair man of the Iowa State Highway Commission Monday said Ma son Citys proposal for widen ing Federal Avenue and revis ing the downtown traffic flosv appears to be an excellent program3 Bradley told the GlobeGazette that he has examined prelim inary plans for the project add ing This is a plan 1 can recom mend to the rest of the com missioners The matter may come before the highway commission at its meeting in Ames on Wednes day The City Council in Mason City has approved the plan which was drawn by City Engi neer Dick Widseth It would widen Federal to 49 feet or four full lanes from 27th The Globes Iowa Line Photofax SONIC BOOM TESTED Diagram illustrates how thunderlike booms caused by supersonic jet aircraft breaking the sound barrier occur Shock waves are created by the high speed of the jet as it breaks the barrier As the waves hit the earth they are regis tered as loud booms The U S Air Force is purpose ly creating sonic booms in Oklahoma City to test the reaction of the citizenry Sonic booms greeted varied comment South to 19th South in 1964 19lh South to 8th South in 1965 and 5th North to 17lh North in 1966 Parking would be removed as each section is Widened Overall cost would be about shared equally by the city and highway commission under the Mason City proposal Widening of some side streets lo provide more parking spaces would be at city expense The downtown traffic plan would make Federal either a twoway street without parking or a part of a oneway street system which would retain street parking Albanians take Red buildings MOSCOW UPD Sovic Union disclosed Monday Albani has seized the Soviet embassj and four other Russian building in the Albanian capital of Tir ana Russia said the hostil acts were unprecedented in in lernational diplomatic practice The Soviet government news paper Izvestia denounced the A banian action as provocation and demanded the buildings be returned immediately Izvestia disclosed that the Al banians had taken over five So viet diplomatic buildings in the Albanian capital the main Russian embassy building two administrate buildings and two residences It said the seizure occurred last Thursday The provocation of Albanian leaders who do not take into ac count elementary tact in rela tions of socialist countries nor the forms of international cannot but arouse the indigna lion and wrath of all Soviet peo ple the official Soviet govern ment paper said North Iowa Weather outlook Increasing cloudiness and warmer with occasional snow flurries Monday night lows 15 Variable cloudiness shifting winds and turning colder with occasional light snow Tuesday highs in mid Weather details on page 2 OKLAHOMA CITY An Oklahoma City woman says her furniture is shrinking Another person chides You think youre driving us nuts with those booms Well were gonna drive you crazy with calls An average of 30 calls lines City eight times a day for one purpose To determine public reaction to the sudden bursts The tests began Feb 3 and apparently most of the affected 750000 Oklahoma City and sur rounding area residents seem to be adjusting rapidly lo the joint and Rash of fires hit Iowa Boone has worst ever By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa fires damaged or de stroyed a hotel coffee shop an automobile agency a super market and an automotive serv ice company causing more than a million dollars damage and injuring eight firemen Sunday The most destructive fire oc curred at Boone where foui firemen were hurt in battling a blaze that destroyed a down town supermarket and a hote coffee shop An insurance official who es timated damage at a million dollars said it appeared to be he biggest fire loss in Boone history The fire burned out the three story building housing the Fare way Stores Inc market and six apartments on the upper floors The Mondt Hotel coffee shop also was destroyed Only the walls of the super market remained standing The adjoining grocery chain ware Chouse was heavily damaged GREEK CYPRIOTS IN TRAINING SESSION Greek Cypriot trainee policemen aim rifles from a rocky hill side near Nicosia as they undergo an arms drill These recruits are recent Photofax additions to the Cyprus police force having been added since the start of fresh outbreaks of strife between Greek and Turkish Cypriots frequently along these i has jammed a special switchboard within minutes aft er a fasterthansound Air Force jet plane breaks the sound bar Sonic booms from plit the center of F104 jets 0klahoma Queen Frederika has pneumonia ATHENS Greece of idden with A firewajl kept flames from spreading to the main section of the 60room hotei However the south section of the hotel over the store was destroyed About a dozen residents of the hotel were evacuated and all the lobby furniture was moved out Theres a definite decrease n the number of telephone calls were getting now an FAA official said recently about Ihej reaction on the scheduled 26 week lest Oklahoma City home of the FAAs aeronautical center is smoke coming from the super Woman is third juror in Jack Ruby murder trial Solons must remap Work under order of court DES MOINES AP Iowas first special session in 17 years convened Monday with warn ings from legislative leaders hat considerable compromise will be required to acquire sat isfactory reapportionment The 60th Extra General As sembly was called by Gov Har old Hughes after three Federal Court judges found the present makeup of the legislature dis criminatory against a majority of lowans Lt Gov William Mooty ad dressing the Senate cautioned that the scheduled June 1 pri mary election date may have to be set back In the House Speaker Robert Naden RWebster City said he hopes we will have accom plished our goal and will be back in our home communities within three weeks of Monday The Federal Court ordered that if a reapportionment plan is not drawn in time for this years primary election it will order its own plan into effect DALLAS third juror a woman was sworn in Monday in Jack Rub ys murder trial fense attorney said he would Ton a hill go into He the The hotei also suffered smokejafter defense legal maneuvers Texas Supreme Court and pos sibly the US Supreme Court and water damage A garbage collector saw delayed the hearing The defense contends that the first heavily populated area to become a testing laboratory to determine if public opera tions might restrict or stop fu ture use of commercial jet car go planes Four homes all less than 10 Greece was bedyears old also are equipped by light case ofjthe FAA with highly sensitive devices which measure the stresses created by sonic booms on the structures Weve found that effects of the sonic booms on them are no greater than from a thunder a distant one at that said JK Power coordinator o the FAA program neumonia Monday four days fter her husband King Paul inderwent emergency surgery or stomach ulcers Palace doctors announced the ing 62 is showing continued mprovement and is in good condition Then they disclosed hat the queen 46 is ill DUPONT DIES WILMINGTON Del itfiLam ed she told the FAA My tele mont du Pont Jr 54 a great market shortly before noon Firemen battled the fire in high1 vinds and freezing tempera ures for six hours before bring ng it under control The build ings were covered with icicles The cause was not immediate ly determined Fire Chief Robert Robertson and firemen James Dawdy Frank Furst and John Arring dale suffered smoke inhalation and exhaustion Robertson and Dawdy were in fair condition and the other two firemen in good condition at a Boone hos pital The newest juror is Mrs Milunder Texas lawar dred McCollum mother of six and a secretary for a building contractor Under questioning she said she saw part of the televised scene in which Ruby killed Leej Harvey Oswald Mrs McCollum described her feelings when President Kennedy was killed in Dallas allegedly by Oswald in the words I would say a shock i Defense lawyers prepared to ask the Texas Supreme Court for a ruling that persons who saw Ruby shoot Oswald on tele vision were witnesses and thus to a crime is not qualified to serve as a juror Rubys lawyers are attempting to extend this defini tion of witness to anyone who saw the televised scene in which Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald Two days earlier Os Democratic governor Hughes also warned that he would veto any plan unacceptable to him Mooty RGrundy Center who presides over the Senate said It will not be sufficient to draft a stop gap reapportion ment plan The adopted plan must stand a reasonable chance of passing the two tests fixed by wald was charged with assasjthe three judges for a suitable sinating President Kennedy apportionment of Dallas The Fareway company whichdisqualified for jury duty operates 28 retail stores in Iowa Honnaman Speidel promoted at Lehigh A woman called to say thanks owncd the bllsiness block in for the booms Since they start greatgrandson of the founder of the industrial giant the Du Pont Co died Saturday after a long illness vision reception is much bet ter What she didnt realize was that the TV station to which she referred had just switched over to a bigger transmitting antenna closer to the city Wheat parley falters as boycott continues MIAMI BEACH Fla Wirtz failed in a lastminute eluding the hotel President Fred Vitt said the store would be rebuilt At Dike fire destroyed the Dike Motor Co and injured three volunteer firemen The volunteers including the auto agency owner Ted Gerdes were hit when one wall caved in Four vehicles including a new car were lost The cause was not immediately determined Firemen JohnPaige 36 and Ben Oilman 44 were taken to a Cedar Falls hospital Paige suffered broken ribs and a frac tured shoulder blade Oilman George W Hannaman man ager of the Lehigh Portland Ce ment Companys Mason City plant since 1951 has been pro moted to western regional plant manager in the firms home of fice at Allentown Pa He will be succeeded here by A defense representative wasJRoberl A Speidel plant engi lo fly lo Austin the capital tolneer since 1947 Hannaman will A union hoycoll blocking mulliplea lo union officials lo lifl the received a compound leg frac milliondollar shipments of US boycott until such conferences ask the court for a writ of man damus directing Dist Judge Joe B Brown lo follow this reason ing A mandamus is a directive from a high court to a lower court Mrs McCollum called as the 49th prospective juror said she had the same reaction shock when she saw Oswald shot As sistant defense counsel Joe Ton ahill asked whether this made a profound and lasting impres sion on her and she replied I would say so Mrs McCollum said she could vote the death penalty but also depending on the evidence she wheat to Russia continued Mon day after the collapse of ncgo iations between labor leaders and Secretary of Labor lard Wirtz Not one bushel of wheat will be loaded in US ports until federal officials guarantee at least half of all grain shipments to Soviet bloc countries will go in American vessels said Presi dent Thomas W Gleason of the International Longshoremen Union Eight ships are tied up by the boycott in Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports Wirtz left for Washington aft er four futile days of talks say ing the unions demand raiscc urgent problems affecting US foreign policy balance of pay incnts and trade policy tha could only be solved in highes level conferences in Washington ould be arranged President Johnsons personal appeals to labor leaders also ailed to budge adamant stand of the unions The longshoremen and other maritime unions had the full backing of the AFLCIO in re sisting the Johnson administra ions request to load the wheat for Russia They are just fighting f o r aread and butler for their peo ple said AFLCIO President George Meany in backing the boycott The unions argue that thej wheat going to the Soviet Union is partially by tax payers funds and that the gov ernment should provide more jobs for American workers by guaranteeing at least 50 per cent shipment in US vessels lure Gerdes had a sprained vote for a suspended scn severely cut ankle In Council Bluffs the Balleng er Automotive Service firm was itcnce Texas law provides that wit nesses to a crime are ineligible severely damaged Cause had not been determined Fire Capt Earl Hansen 53 collapsed while fighting the fire on the roof of the building He have supervision of planls al Mason City Mitchell Ind lola Kan and Melaline Falls Wash Hannaman is a naliveMason City an He went to work for Le high as a draftsman in theMa son City plant on his graduation from Iowa State College in 1937 He served four years in j the Army being discharged as a lieutenant colonel of engineers in 1945 He returned to Lehigh as plant engineer here until December 947 when he was sent to Eas on Pa as plant manager peidel succeeded him at that ime as plant engineer here iannaman returned here as plant manager in August 1951 vhen Arnold J Johnson was ad vanced to assistant operating to be jurors in the case and Rubys defense contends that this applies to those who watched the nationally televisec scene of Ruby shooting Oswald assassin pital On the inside Editorials Society news 567 North Iowa news 8 Sports news 1112 Bowling news 13 Kennedy Judge Brown has held so far that having watched the shoot ing on TV did not disqualify prospective jurors The first two jurors accepted said they had seen TV reruns but did no remember the scene in detail Latest markets 14 Mason City news 1415 Comics Clear Lake news U 19 It was understood that de fense attorneys filed a bill o exception in order to pave th way for seeking a writ of man damus in the Texas Suprem Court Thetechnical move was fore V Classified pages 2021 cast last week by assistant de 1 manager in the Allentown office Speidel was born Feb 3 1923 at Redding Pa He was gradu ated from Pennsylvania Slate aj fuels engineer He went to vork for Lehigh on his birthday in 1947 at Allentown as an en gineer trainee and came here soon after Speidel has been active in the Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce is former Sunday school superintendenl of the First Methodist Church and past president of the Mens Club He is a World War II Navy veteran and a past commander of the Amvet post He is a member of Benevolence Masonic Lodge a director of Junior Achieve ment and a member of the pub lic schools curriculum commit tee GEORGE A HANNAMAN ROBERTA SPEIDEL owa He added It would be irre sponsible to proceed on the as sumption that the judges meant ess than they said Mooty said there are power ful practical reasons that call for a course of moderation and restraint There is a real danger that an appearance of unyielding stubbornness within this legisla ture could dangerously cripple its effectiveness for years to Mooty urged he senators not to adopt tactics of evasion and protracled delay Naden asked that the House members not act with undue haste and added I am sure that we can and hat we will agree upon a legis lative reapportionment plan that will be fair to all segments of our staterone which will guar antee the rights of the majority but will also protect the voice of the less densely populated areas Naden said We should ever keep in mind that we also have an obligation to the taxpayers of Iowa to perform this task in as short a session as possible The Senate convened at am and the House went into session 25 minutes later and ad journed at am Only one senator was absent ie is Howard Buck RM e I bourne who was injured last week in an automobile accident There were three new mem bers of the legislature They were elected in special elections last Tuesday to fill vacancies REMAP Please turn to 2 Mr and Mrs Speidel and their three daughters live at 1313 Meadowbrook Drive 1 i SAME   

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