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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             The Nortk Iowas Doily Newspaper evtpoper thot mokes ell North lowons neighbors LOBE Home Edition VOL 114 AcwcUUd ruli Wirci MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 26 1W4 UOe COBiiiU oi Two OM Mav enate clears Nolan uote income for all Their idea is not new By RICHARD SPONO CioboCazorht Editorial Research Bureau Hardshell liberals whoi a r backing it will not like the iden tificatioh but the Townsen Plan is back Before us in a new dress A groupiof economists unio leaders authors and others ar proposing that the governmen pay all Americans adequate income whether they work o not This is only a slight variant o the old Townsend Plan Dr Francis B Townsend founde of the movement originally pro posed pensions of a month for all citizens 60 yearsof ag or over the payments to be fi nanced by a 2 per cent transac tions tax Hatched in the early 1930s dur Ing the dismal days of the de pression the Townsend Plan would have required pensioner to spend the entire amount thej received within30 daysthu helping to maintain steady de mand forconsumer goods Con fress never bought the plan 1 Doc Towraonrf who died in September I960 would be proud jof the prestigious companj which has been attracted to hi I mtt t l 1 r I w J f e Pauling Nobel winner Gerald Piel publisher of Sci entific American Wf H Ferrsr vice tpresident of the Fund for the Republic and Gunnar Myr dal Swedish economistOnthit other hand they probably would reject the association The planis putforward in a 29page memorandum sent to PresidentJohnson on March 22 by a 32member group which calls ibelf theAd Hoc Commit tee on the Triple Revolution The components of thisare the cybernation revolution the weaponry and the bitmap rightstrevolution The statement does not sug gest how a systemof adequate income for all whether work ing or not should operate I does not spell out bow payments should be made or to whom TTnry just My its only po4 jcy bywhich thequarter of the nation now and soonto be dispossessed bylack of employment can be brough within theabundant sbciety The difference between the new proposal of the liberals and theTownsend Plan is that no whiff of politics exudes from the former The Townsend Plan on the other hand has had more than a quarter century of heavy duty longmileage political sex appeal t Doc Townaead himself hailed the 1968 congressional elections for as a tremendous Townsend victory with 82 per cent of dates recommended byr Town send state and congressional dis trict councils elected In one form or another and often without acknowledgment to the author the Townsend Plan has been before Congress repeatedlyMoreover the idea of pensions for all is ap proaching reality A ehodt wftfc tho Social So curity Administration that the average retirement benefit is a month Those becoming eligible last January received an average of About 1127 million persons are covered by Social Security and more than 191 million are now receiving benefits Another 22 million are receiving old age under federally assisted welfare xyu The proponents of the new pension scheme argue that au tomation is making jobholding as a mechanism for distributing goods and services the main brake on the almost unlimited capacity of a cybernated pro ductive system The words might have had a peculiar ring but Doc Townsend would have applauded them Sees no bad in actions Concludes Cobb probe DES MOINES A Sen ate resolution upholding the honesty and integrity of Sen D CNolan RIowa City in a highwaybuilding materials con troyersy was pissed 37 3 by the Senate Thursday after igniting sharp debate Nolan was accused in a letter by an asphalt industry official of using political influence in attempts to get more Iowa high ways built of concrete Nine senators who were pres ent declined to vote on the reso lution Sen A V Doran RBoone declared Thursday that the let ter was vicious and inspired by those who would seek to de stroy Sen Nolan not only in theeyes of his family and his friends back home but to de stroy him politically Minority L a d t r Andrew Fommelt DDubuque said I am wondering whether this res olution is not in effect a white wash He called Wednesdays day long inquiry into the letter fiasco and Frommelt safd he took ex ception to part of the resolution which stated that the testimony 1 substantiates charges contained intbe letter The senator emphasized that lie considered Nolan to be a man of honesty and c integrity Nolan was accused in a letter put out last weekend by the As phalt Paving Association of Iowa founded in 1955 The letter was signed by James F Cobb 43 of Indianola as executive secretary Scnafe ordered Cobb and Russell F Lundy Des Moines awyer who admitted helping draft he letter to testify at the Wednesday hearing Frommelt said Doran acted in extreme bad taste andbe neath of the Senate to argue the issue Thursday without giving the other side an opportunity to be heard The Senate resolving itself nfo a committee of the whole voted to invite Cobbs attorney Jherwin Markman of Des Koines to appear Nolan said he had no objection to the motion Addressing the senators Markman said there never was any intention to question Nolans tfnesty or integrity He said the ejter was intended to criticize what he called overzealous activity by Nolan in pursuing his beliefs to the detriment of North Iowa Weather outlook CUar partly cloudy and warmer through Friday Lews Thursday nfeht H15 Highs Friday near 49 Weather details on page 2 WASHINGTON UP The Senate beat down Thursday an attempt to shunt the civil rights bill to its judiciary committee until April 8 The mo tion offered by Sen Wayne Morse ROre was killed on a tabling motion by Sen Mike Mansfield DMont on a 5034 vote WASHINGTON UP The Senate breaking a deadlock lasting since March 9 voted Thursday to1 take up for formal consideration the Housepassed civil rights bill The roll call vote was 6717 Southerners who have used the motion up as the basis for lengthy speeches bitterly attacking LAST PUSH WE HOPEIFive high school boys starttheir Easter vacation with va 10minute stint pushing a car up the Carolina SE hill In a dying gasp presumably Old Man Winter piled three inches of snow on Mason City streets Wednesday the asphalt industry in volved Nolan s j d I have no apo logies for what I did and I have nothing to conceal This proceeding will not deter me from pressing for a full and complete investigation of the highway after what I have heard I am disposed to push the investigation even more vig orously v v i Theresolution waVdrafted by Sen David 0 Shaff RClinton and offered by Leader Robert Rigler RNew Hampton The three senators voting against the resolution clearing Solanwere Democrats John Brown Emmetsburg Robert Fulton Waterloo and J B Mincks Ottiimwa Lundy former chairman of e State Highway Commission testified that Nolan threw his weight around trying to in fluence location of certain high ways and choice of material for road construction Cobbs attorney Markman called the resolution a victory for our position It very weak resolution compared to what some sena tors were threatening to do yes terday and therefore I think it is a victory for pur position Markman told newsman He said hewas gratified that thaireIwas icism of the asphalt tion or its directors who also helped draft the letter I think this is of great significance he added ijVbpdy is not our jury Markmansaid The people are and we will let them judge the propriety of the Senates ac tton The jnesolution read in part Thecontents of the letter as circulated impugned the mo tives and integrity of Sen No lan It is the finding of the Sen ate that the testimony offered in noway substantiates charges contained in theletter The inquiry established that Sen Nolan has at ail times con ducted himself in a completely proper manner with the evi dence submitted showing that he has acted in good faith and with reasonable cause Aand that his Teputatimi as aiperson of the highest Integrity is in no way changed Now therefore be it resolved by the Senate that the charges contained in said letterare shown by the testimonyoffered to be without foundation in each and every respect as they per tain to the character integrity Record lows snow in Iowa By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Record low cold weather for this date swept into Iowa earlv Thursday after skies cleared in the wake of one of winters worst snowstorms Lows ranged from one below zero at Des Moines rand Carroll reported a low of zero and Spen cer had one above The readings at Des Moines and Spencer records Highlights of testimony DES MOINES are transcripts of highlights of Tues days Senate investigation into a etter to legislators from James r Cobb executive secretary oi he Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa Witnesses included Cobb Sen C Nolan R Iowa City and ormer Highway Commissioner lussell Lundy who helped draft he letter Questioners were Sen AV Doran RBoone an attor ney representing Nolan and at orney Sherwin Markman of Des Moines counsel for Cobb Here is Cobbs testimony de nying he accused Nolan of polit cal maneuvers you go on to say hese are political maneuvers 4tK man arrested in rail explosions MIAMI Fla fourth nion member has been arrest ed in connection with t bombing ttempt on the strikebound East Coast Railway FBI tgenU arrested John 40 parttime college tudent father of fourchildren nd t recording secretary for of the Brotherhood of Carmen Wednesday Katsikos t car inspector for lorWa East railway for 0 years is charged with empting to dynamite one of the nes trains two weeks ago He was placed under at a hearing before US ommissiooer Roger E Davis My wife knows Im arrested and shes doing something about it was Katsikos only comment The March 12dynamiting at tempt was foiled by an 18man FBI stakeout at a tresMe in In dian River County Agents who spotted several men near the tracks disarmed the iSstick dy namite bomb shortly before a train arrived Later agents arrested John W Davis 23 of Port St Lucie and Joseph Vedders 32 of Mi ami oh charges of attempting to dynamite the train Hugh Winn 56V also of Miami was arrested the next day on a conspiracy charge They arefree under bonds Are you charging Sen Nolan with any political maneuvers CobbNo sir Who are you charging with political maneuvers I dont have anyone to pinpoint Doran Who Jo you have then myself am not charg ing anyone Who are you charging in the letter Whoever might be Cobb guilty I names parf of mohy as to his reference in the letter to unscrupulous special v Doran Who do you have in that group of unscrupulous or special interest people Cobfa jWe mean here those people who we feel more advocates toi Portland terhent than to asjphalt Id say the port land cement industry Do you hav any rec ords that they have been un scrupulous Cobb NO I think theseun scrupulous special interests can be explained this way Poran Answer the question An industry The ce ment industry want to know who People who promote product in that industry I Junk they will go to no ends to try to liquidate our industry Doran I want to know who the unscrupulous special inter TEST1FY Continwod on 2 and motives of Sen D C No Nolan while conceding a per sonal preference for concrete over asphalt declared done nothing improper andde nied he was out to the asphalt industry A V Doran R Boorie who represented Nolan in the unprecedented Senate inquiry said he planned to ask that body to pass judgment on the testi mony k hearing began at 10 am andended at pm1 with at torney Lundy on the stand Lundy testified thafeNplan a member of the Senate since 1953 tried to influence him on the use of road building materi als which the veteran legislator denied Lundy said he helped draft the controversial letter which Cobb sent to all legislatorslast week end The letter said a proposed investigation of the commission was intended to harass lhe as phalt industry and mentioned Nolan specifically Earlier in day Cobb who appeared on orders of the Sen ate was questioned for about three and a half hours about his written statement Lundy a slim greyhaired Re publican served on the Highway Commission from July 1955ltd June 30 1959 through appoint ment by former Gov Leo Hoegh He said that his appointment was twice rejected by the Sen ate in executive session and he was confirmed by only one vote when it came up a third time Lundy testified that Nolan tried to influence him in favor of cement paving Nolan called to the witness stand by Cobbs attorney testi ied at midafternoon that he could fnot remember ever call ing on the Highway Commission n regard to a road near Lone Tree Later he said he did recall the visit Lundy testified that Nolan and a delegation from Lone Tree ap peared before the commission ri said the road was planned to bypass Lone Tree i COBB Continued on Page 2 Lansing r hardest hit b y the snow recorded ipinches The storm which was whipped across the state by strong north erly winds Tuesday left six inches of snow at Decorah Du miiieaui snow ac jecoran buque Waterloo and Charles J01ned City reported five inches of snow Mason City had nearly three inches Inside The Globe EASTER plans in North Iowa Page 10 Editorials 4 Comics 6 Society news North Iowa Sports news Cub Gazette Latest markets Mason City news Clear Lake news Transit timetable 20 Classified pages 2021 1314 15 16 1617 18 Vote to bring up rights bill BULLETIN the bill itself finally let the yote comeon the 17th day of the debate The motion made by Demo cratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana passed overwhelm ingly The Senate met Thursday at 9 am three hours ahead of its usualtime and the roll call came without any further speechmaking This first vote cleared the SeeUB strength in South WASHINGTON oy ben istration piling Committee James 0 headed Eastland T K their beliefthat President by Sen Johnson can hold on to a sub DMiss for 10 days of hearings anc study Democratic leaders planned to try to kill this move with a tabling motion later Thursday Carolina Russell told but RxnppfpH fho bis state partys convention but expected the outcome to be close Hubert H Humphrey inani ager for thai the tabling motion would win and that the Senate could begin its debate on the bill itself Mon day after a threeday Easter recess Sponsors of the legislation say too much time already has been lost on civil rights and that the Senate should not put it aside now that the battle has been lowans vote to hear bill WASH INGTON n Iowa Republican Sens Bourke B Hickenlooper and Jack Miller voted with the majority Thursday when the Senate by a 6717 vote decided to take op for consideration the Housepassed civil rights bills KHAN A FRIEND KARACHI Pakistan un Richard M Nixon said after a visit in Karachi that Pakistans President Mohammed Ayb Khan remains a genuine friend and strong ally of the United States Blast rips apart ship PORTSMOUTH Va An explosion ripped through the American tanker San Jacinto off the Virginia coast early Thursday leaving one crew member dead and the two sec tions of the ship wallowing helplessly in 5to 10foot seas The master of the stricken vessel Harold J Titus 40 of Pine City NY who remained aboard the bobbing stern with 36 of the 39 crewmen radioed that all survivors were well Two of the San Jacintos crew members went aboard the tanker Mobile Pegasus to carry their ships papers to safety and it was one of a steward M died apparently of natural causes Tho others remained aboard the bobbing stern section and rejected plans to be lifted Sit by helicopter A light rain was falling over the area and the skies were overcast The Coast Guard said the Mobile Pegasus had been re leased from the scene and had started on its way The explosion occurred at am about 40 miles off the coast The San Jacinto in ballast en route from Port land Maine to Houston Tex and expelling fumes from its tanks The vessel broke in two be Uyeen the pilot house and en gine room and parted several hours later The San Jacinto is owned by the Trinidad Corp of New York The builder of the 544 foot San Jacinto was Sun Shipbuild ing Co of Chester Pa The Coast Guard said a new bow section was added by Todd Ship building Co of Galveston Tex in 1953 Two tugboats left Norfolk to take the two sections in tow stantial segment of the South in the November election These D e mo c r at s were cheered by a fresh exhibition of loyalty by Gov Donald Russell state partys conventipn Wednesday he thinks no GOP presidential nominee ould match Johnson in experience derstanding of national andin ternationalproblems What was to the point also was Russells notation that South Carolina had supported Johnson in the i960 convention and the governors prediction that it would be Behind him this year v Johnsons friends recently patched up a truce between quarreling Democrats in Texas that seemed likely to improve the chances of the national tick et there When the President spoke at Florida party rally Demo crats of every description turned out Some of them probably wouldnt have shown up for a speech by the late President John F Kennedy because of their opposition to hie civil rights position Gov Carl Sanders of Georgia is on record with a prediction the South will rally behind John son Kennedy had a great deal of trouble with Mississippi Gov Ross Barnett and Barnett had launched an independent elec tors movement designed to keep his and other Southern states votes away from the na tional Democratic nominee Violence sM 11 plagues city of Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE Fla W Violence in the form of a gang attack and fire bombs plagued his port city even as white and Negro leaders groped for a way out of the 4dayold racial crisis A white man attacked by a ang of Negro teenagers was njured seriously Wednesday police said A fire bomb ruined i 1955 model auto on a used car ot Wednesday night MORRISON DIES BELMONT Mass M Dr R Morrison 74 re ired professor of surgery at Boston University died Wed nesday SAME   

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