Mason City Globe Gazette, March 31, 1964

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1964, Mason City, Iowa North lowag Newspaper The newspaper that m a k e all North lowans neighbors iTY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 104 Atsocialed Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 31 1H4 10c Paper Consists of Four SectloniSectlon No 43 Hughes off remap up Alaska photofax THANK GOD FOR of Alas kans snow is theonly source of water in these days of trying to recover fromthe effects of the earth quakel Mrs Wiima Knox a typical Anchorage house wife enlists her husbands help to haul snow into their home so she can melt it down over a camp stove Shes glad the snows still around toll creeps up ANCHORAGE Alaska AP counted more iinjj reports cated there may be stiiTmaay more victims of tHe great earthquake The toll jof dead pre sumed dead mounted 178 in a tally released by Alaska Civil Defense noted some of the deaths could not be con firmed The picturesque island of Kodiak southwest of Anchor age in the Gulf ap peared to bethestates hanlesj hit area The reportshowei 72 or more dead or presumed dead as a result of Friday evenings quake and tidal waves The Kodiak toll was based on reports furnished by state po lice after a toiir of the islands torn and twisted Omitted from the Civil De fense list was the community of Chenega on Prince William i Sound Reports from Fairbanks indicated half the towns popu lation of 45 may have been lost in adesperate race forhigher ground against an 80foot tidal wave The Fairbanks reports said two known dead and 20 missing after the wave washed away the little town Civil Defense said it could neither confirm nor deny the report based on stories from survivors flown to Cordova v North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly fair through Wednes day Lows Tuesday night near 29 Warmer Wednesday highs in the Weather details en page The figures were up 74 from the last Civil Defense report Monday Nearly all the newdead were from listed only seVen victims Monday The list by communities plus the tally from Chenega showed these counts Anchorage 8 dead 2 pre sumed dead Whitter 1 dead 12 presumed dead Cordova 1 dead Homer 3 dead Kodiak Island 22 dead 50 presumed dead Valdez 1 dead 30 pre sumed dead Kayak Island 1 dead Chenega 2 dead 20 pre sumed dead Sewafd 3 dead 16 presumed dead Port Ash ton 1 dead 5 presumed dead The list seemed to confirm the belief that scores of fisher men and seaside residents had died in waves that smashed the southcentral coast A number of isolated areas mainly on the Alaskan peninsula or in the Aleutian were de scribed situation New aftershocks rocked the gulf area The seismograph at the University of Washington has recorded more than 60 shocks since the big quake 4 A moderata to severe tremer reported near the epicenter of the Friday smasher but re ports from Anchorage indi it way not f elt inpopu lated regions of Alaska An airlift was under way from the Seattle Wash area carrying emergency supplies to strickeu cities1 Vv Air Force Globe rnasters were scheduledto ar rive in Anchorage before the day was outwith cargoes rang ing from diapers toJ electrical equipment Commercialairline service was fulty restored to Anchor age a major air center The Alaskan Highway was reported in fair condition Congress is sympathetic WASHINGTON AP A manysided federal disaster re lief prografn was being shaped up for Alaska Tuesday It ap parently will include congres sional action to enlarge enor mously the available emergen cy funds Edward A McDermott coor the efforts of a dozen agencies as President Johnsgns disaster chief said property damage estimated at mil lion to million is much greater than I ever expected it to be Noting that this years disas ter appropriation is only mil some of which is already earmarked for Ohio River flood told a news conference Monday that it is probable that additional legis lation will be required cannot tell you now what the form of extent of federal ac tion will be situation is u precedented in our experience McDermott said A sympathetic response from Congress seemed certain Sen ators from every part of the na tiun rose on the Senate floor Monday to pledge their indivi dual support for whateveiThas to be done McDermott director of the Of fice of Emergency Planning summoned federal agency lead EDWARD MCDERMOTT Reports on Alaska Crisis ers to an emergency session shortly after his return from a flying suryey of the Alaskan areas ravaged by earthquake lidal waves and fire Then meeting reporters he disclosed that Johnson has in structed him to prepare a re port which would include Mc Dermotts recommendations if any for special legislative ac tion has beenkept in formed on developments by fre quent telephone reports Mc Dermott said and has repeated ly concern and his determination to see that feder al assistance is expedited The OEP chief said there will be no difficulty in getting the million appropriation for fed eral disaster aid increased by Congress but left open the possibility that extraordinary measures may be proposed to Congress to help get the Alas kan economy running again What makes Alaskas plight unprecedented he explained is the factthatsiich basic indus tries as fishing and canning are prostrate in the major centers of activity thousands of resi dents face the prospect of pay less weeks or months he said KHRUSHCHEV ARRIVES Soviet Premier Nildta Khrushchev and his wife line up with Hungarian Premier Janos Kadar and his wife duringgreeting Photofax ceremonies in Budapest From left are Khrushchev Maria Kadar Nina Khrushchev and Kadar Nikita get s worm 11 BUDAPEST Hungary Soviet Premier Khrushchev was welcomed warmly Tuesday on his arrival for talks Hun garian CommumlstJliBadeis that maylead to ja showdbwri with Red China V V Against the backdrop of a Peking call for world xt4 repudiate the Soviet stories on Page 3 premieres leadership Hungar ian Premier Janos Kadar pre dicted Khrushchevs visit will improve the unity of the So cialist camp Informed sources report the Hungarian Communist party has voted for mally to support Moscow in any split with Peking Khrushchevs reply was for mal and noncornmital Our visit not only will be a cordial of friends but a continuation of the ex tremely fruitful talks during the visit to the Soviet Union of the Hungarian party and gov ernment delegation last sum mer he said Those talks in July 1963 dealt vith the Chinese issue It is our conviction that this further exchange of views with the Hungarian party leaders will be most interesting and fruitful Khrushchev said Khrushchev Kadar and Pres ident Istvan Dobi went to the blast at Khrushchevs policies Monday accusing him of paving the way for restoration of capitalism in theSovietUnion Labeling the Soviet premier the greatest capitulationist in history the 30000worddenun ciation called oh i Communists everywhere to repudiate anci liquidate the Soviet premiers policy of peaceful coexistence with the West Khrushchev is scheduled to make at least two major policy speeches in Hungary and prob ably will touch on the feud with Peking Inside The Globe Editorials 4 news 547 Farm news 8 North Iowa news Latest markets 10 Mason City news 1011 Clear Lake news 1213 Comics 22 Sports news 2324 Classified pages 252627 centuriesold Parliament on the left bank of the Danube River for talks Officials were tight lipped about the agenda The announced purpose of the visit is to helpcelebrate the 19th anniversary of Hungarys liber ation from Nai Germany There is no doubt however that other shchev who is Accompanied by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromykoj andv Yuri Andrei pov party CentralCommittee member responsible for Soviet relations with other Communist countries1 Informed the Communist partiesofkungary Poland and Bulgaria have as sured Khrushchev sup port the Soviet Unionin event if a complete split with Red China A final decision maybe made next month when Communist leaders gather in Moscow to celebrate r Khrushchevs 70th irthdav They must choose the Moscow camp Living costs show a drop WASHINGTON AP The cost of living as measured by the dropped last month for the first time since December 1962 The Labor Departmentreport ed Tuesday the decline was one tenth of one per putting the consumer price index at 1076 The Bureau of Labor Statis tics said the major factor in the decline was gasservice re funds ordered by the Federal Power Commission in voluntary gas rate reductions following therecent federal tax cut The February index of 1076 means that it cost to pur chase the goods that cost in the base period ol 195759 Arnold Chase assistant com missioner of the Bureau of La bor Statistics said the reduc tions and refunds in residentia gas service accounted for two thirds of the price index de cline from January On a na tionwide basis the gas reduc lions averaged 35 per cent ind there will be a further drop as more as companies make re fundslater he said Most of the remainder in the declinein the index was due to a 7 per cent drop in transpor tation costs as gasoline prices and used car prices went down in a usual midwinter pattern Food prices rents home own ership costs consumer service prices and medical costs con tinued to rise Chase said Food prices edged up 2 per cent mainly because of higher prices for fresh fruits and veg etables to re store vpeace vwitti Peking or make anopen break Mondays blast from Peking gave further proof that a Ro mariian peace mission failec last month Com muriiist inf6rmants sa ie the Chinese not only rejectee the Romanian appeal but de manded that Soviet leaders ad mitthe Chinese are right in their opposition to peaceful co existence withthe West The new Chinese attack in th official Peking Peoples Dail and the theoretical journal Re Flag harped on this theme Marxism has always openlj proclaimed the inevitability o violent revolution the Chines statement said It points ou that violent revolution is thi midwife to Socialist Commu nist society the only road tc the replacement of the dictator ship of the bourgeoisie by th dictatorship of the proletariat Frowns on new proposal Fears hike in area factors DES GovV Harold Hughes suggested day that the legislature put aside its legislative reapportion ment struggle until fall to wait 3r more specific redistrictihg guidelines from the US Su preme Court V The Democratic governor told a nevys conference that he was amazed at the turnabout of the Republican leadership inpassi ing a permanent plan with lest population control in the Senati than was contained in the porary redistricting approved earlier The Senate Monday passed a permanent plan settingup a 100member House and a 47 member Senate The population control figure in the Senate would be somewhere between and 35 per cent depending on uow the districts are The temporary plan called fbr a 59memberSenate with the 17 largest counties hiving about 38 the votes This drop in popuiation con trol is what drew the ire of the governor He said he washopeful that somethingbetter will permanent plan shpuld Valipw more population control than the j temporaryplan does thei Republicaa party reappor tionment for theinterim period it shouldbelieve init on a per manent basis Instead of wasting time and the taxpayers money thegov REMAP Continued on Page 2 Albania raps Nikita on US flier deal VIENNA Austria Ufi Al bania which is siding with Red China inthe feud with Moscow Tuesday described the release of theAmerican fliersas th latestcapitulation by Khrtish chevv Radio Tirana in a Serbo Croat broadcast beamed to Yu goslavia said the threeAmcr icans shot down March 10 over Enst Germany were re leased because of American pressure It warned that this policy of concessions throat icned the Soviet Unions interna security Hughes calls district bill unconstitutional DBS MOINES Gov Harold Hughes said Tuesday he probably would veto a pending bill calling for subdistricting of counties electing more than one legislator Hughes said he believes it to be unconstitutional Atty Gen Evan Hultman agreed the Iowa Constitution prohibits such subdistricting He said the Constitution possibly could be interpreted by some lawyers as allowing subdistrict ing within counties but that is not my interpretation To submit stay order 4 traffic toll OSCEOLA W5 An tion asking the U S Suprema Court to stay a temporary reap portion ment of the Iowa Legisla ture was scheduled to be mailed Tuesday Attorney J Robert Hard had planned to mail the petition Monday but said he was unable to get it completed By CHARLES W WALK Nertti Iowa News Director thethreeyear period 196163 there were six traffic fatalities in Hancock County During the first three months of 1964 there were seven traf fic fatalities in thecounty Whythe big increase I wish Iknew says L M Dutch BrpwerHancock Coun ty sheriff Ivegot a theory but I doubt if the traffic ex perts would think much of it What is the theory I think frastratioh has a lot to dx with it Brower says The frustrations of our times can lead to traffic accidents just as well as other things You have to remember Brower continues that this in crease in traffic fatalities isnt to Hancock County in the state this year Figures from the Iowa De partment 6f Public Safety con firm Browefs statement Tues day there had been 169 people killed on Iowa roads since the first of the year By compari son there had been 112 killed hiring the same periodin1963 This however does not help BrowerV sUiiatkih in 1961 there were tvfo people killed in traffic accidents on the countys roads In 1962 there was only one person killed and last year there were three people killed There naturally are cycles to this sort of thing Brower L points out But at this rate we could have 12 or 14 killed in the county this year There hasnt been a single fatality on Highway 69 yet and its usually good for two or three big acci dents a This brings out another inter esting thing about Hancock Countys fatal accidents this year Thus far only one of the seven deaths resulted from an accident on a state highway over 2 per month SAME An accident at the intersec tion of two graveJ roads result ed in four deaths another acci dent at the intersection of two blacktop roads killed a sixth and a fourth accident at the intersection of a blacktop road and a gravel road resulted in the seventh death The only accident resulting m a fatality on a state highway came on Feb 8 when a Fort Dodge man Theodore Espey 43 was killed when struck by a car while walking down High way 18 Wi miles west of Britt Espey also was the only one of the seven fatalities who wasnt familiar with the roads in the area Although three of the four peo ple killed in a Feb 12 crash northwest of Britt were from Eagle Grove they were going to visit relatives The road on which they were killed was only two miles from the relatives home The fourth person killed in that crash was from the Britt area The other two people killed were involved in accidents with in two or three miles of their home Marlin Furness 15 was killed March 24 in a collision between a school bus and a car driven by his brother The hoys were only IVj miles from their farm home Mrs Leroy Hollata also was killed within two miles of her home March 13 when a car driv en by her husband collided with another car at the intersection of two blacktop roads near Ven tura This is another thing that is hard to understand Brower says You expect some acci dents involving people who arent familiar with the roads but these people were killed on roads they were used to travel ing Greg Arnold Browers dep uty has another theory on the big increase I think the good weather this winter has had something to do ROAD TOLL Continued en ;