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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             WASHINGTON retary of Defense Robert S McNamara Friday announced 63 new actions closing or reducing military bases depots and ar senals and consolidating offices He estimated savings at million a year McNamara said slicing away at least eight unneeded facili ties scaling down 14 others combining separate contract monitoring offices in 29 cities and other actions would yield savings without reducing military These latest mpvs in a three year economy drive now em braced by President Johnson bring the number of bases or dered closed or reduced to more than 500 When added to those other moves the Pentagon said the 63 new actions will Save million a year in operating costs v Eliminate 81600 civilian jobs and military assignments Ol these 10056 will drop away as a result of Fridays actions Release696000 of real estate for nondefense use Make available 61 industrial plants for sale to American business of the new actions announced by McNamara at a news conference affect military activities in 29 states The primary emphasis on consolidating one to a the separate contract supervis ion offices maintained by the Army Navy Air Force and Defencv Supply Agency in many places That is to be done in two years V The combining of these offices in 29 cities is expected Jo lop off 1800 workers and save million a year For the time being at least the Navys 11 shipyards major Air Force and Army bases were left untouched The other eight actions worth million a year in sav ings involve unspecified in stallations overseas Whatwill happen to them was left open pending consultation with Euro military aW pean and Western Hemisphere governments concerned No NATO forces are affected The installations to be closed i the United States include Army ammunition depots in Nebraska and South a naval auxiliary air station in ouisiana Ft Lawton at Seat le Wash and four seaplane bases in Florida and Virginia The hardesthit of the installa tions to be reduced is the Water town arsenal near Boston AH that will remain there willbe the Army Materials Research Agency Many of the other 13 installa tions ticketed for reduction will be all but eliminated In addition a naval weapons industrial reserve plant at De catur 111 and a highenergy fuel plant at Muskogee Okla will be put up for sale this summer Of the 10056 reduction in ci vilian workers and military per sonnel from all 63 actions about 6400 will be in the United States Most of the 3600 spaces to be reduced over seas are military the Pentagon said v McNamara said the new ac tions will as in the past be periods up to S years to minimize the impact on employes and communities as well as to reduce closeout and relocation costs All career workers whose jobs are eliminated will be offered other spots the Defense Depart ment said Normal attrition in the force will provide job opportu nities for considerable numbers The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 24 W4 10c i Paper Consists ol Two Associated Press Full Leased Wire No 64 Red of those affected it said By careful advance planning and extensive freezes on hiring at other installations the Penta gon said additional job oppor tunities will be made avail able The department offered to pay moving of any em ploye who must pull up stakes to take another job in a defense installation elsewhere And to assure the widest op portunity for new jobs the announcement said displaced workers will be retrained for new skills at government ex pense Further the Pentagons Office of Economic Adjustment will stand ready to help communi ties find new payrolls it pledged McNamara said in Boston last week it would takehim six months to determine which 11 naval shipyards will be closed because of heavy costs and excess capacity The last time the defense chie announced any jase closing was last Dec 12 The announce ment came amid considerable political commotion that report edly won reprieves for some ases including a couple of the Navy yards v i On that occasion 33 bases were tapped for chutdown or substantial reduction over a pe riod of years All but seven are in the United States Up to Fridays actions the Pen tagon reported 494 major in stallations had been ordeired closed or reduced with annual savings pegged ai million McNamara estimated last winter that the base trimmings then contemplated would cut 70000 civilian workers from the rolls It has been Pentagon policy to absorb as much of the worker reductions as possible through attrition and afreeze on hiring at other installations Employes displaced by base closings are generally offered a crack at openings elsewhere in the government complex s warn theyll UNDER CONTROL Deputy Sheriffs and police officers stand guard over a bunch of Negroes after a riot in the Dallas County Jail had been quelled The jail is the same which houses con Quell riot in Dallas DALLAS Tex AP Police with dogs and fire hoses Thurs day night quelled a riot in the Dallas County Jail that in volved about 150 Negro prison ers and lasted three and one half hours Sheriff Bill Decker said he had gone to the jail about pm to talk to a group of prison ers who had been shouting want justice and rattling tin cups on their cell bars He said they protested about food crowd ed conditions and infrequent use of the telephone Prisoners in three corridors of the seventh floor then began shouting cursing and tearing up their mattressesDecker said at least three mattresses were torn to bits set v afire and thrown to the street below a shortdistance from the point where President John F Ken nedy was assassinated last Nov 22 Jack Ruby convicted slayer of Lee Harvey Oswald Kenne dys accused assassin is held in the jail awaiting appeal of his death sentence assessed by jury March 14 Photofax r victed slayer Jack Ruby but Ruby was 1 not on the same floor as the riots One jailer was injured with superficial cuts around the neck Sheriff Decker said No prisoners were hurt Suggests using atom plants for electricity WASHINGTON clear explosives plants shut down by President rJohnsons cutback in plutonium production may be converted jnto huge ci vilian electric power plants The Atomic EiJergy Commis sion considers the conversion to be technically feasible and has invited utility firms to under take studies at their own ex pense of the economic and en gineering problems involved Two reactors soon to be with drawn from producing plutoni um one at A ECs Hanford Wash installation and the oth er at Savannah River SC have been offered for commer cial power generation An A EC official said two have the capability of deliver ing many hundreds of mega watts of electric power that is many hundreds of millions of watts if the shift to peaceful use can be carried through This would suggest a capacity larger than any of the 13 nu clear plants now producing commercial power At Savannah River one group of 11 Southern utility companies Nuhas signed aniagreement with AEC to invest to 000 in studying the feasibility of taking over the heavy water type reactor scheduled to be shut down about July 1 Two other groups have indi cated interest in this reactor one of them representing z number of rural electrical co ops Tthe AEC has invited private and publicutilities in the Pa cific Northwest to undertake similar feasibility studies at the Hanford Center looking to the possible conversion and opera tion of one of the three plutoni um producing reactors being discontinued there Some utility groups have ex pressed interest informally in this reactor an AEC spokesman stiid but none has yet com mitted itself to undertake a feasibility study The AEC is particularly anxiousto encourage private ventures at Hanford because curtailment of AEC activities there is expected to reduce em ployment in the surrounding tri city of Richland Pasco and Kennewick Wash Clear Lake goes to fast time CLEAR The City Council Thursday afternoon in special session voted unani1 mously to have all city offices and employes work according to daylight saying time from 2 am Sunday through Oct 4 The council voted to recom mend that all schools churches aanking institutions retailers and professional men follow daylight saying time Mayor B C Myhr called the special session because of the heavy pressure from residents elephoning him and the council members favoring r fast time Two petitions for t h e thange were received by the council The council had postponed any time situation as vthey had notreceived any requests forTfast itime prior to the Monday night meeting George Atkinson councilman said the only comments he re ceived at that time were against ie fast time The clarification that certain amusement places will operate on Central Standard Time was a factor in the councils decision Thursday Other North Iowa towns which joined in the switch to fast time Friday were Ventura Wes ley St Ansgar Belmond and Manly Des Moines goes to daylight time DES MOINES The City Council adopted without a dissenting vote Friday daylight saving time for the Iowa capital city Affective Sunday It will end Oct 4 A number of suburban towns have indicated they also would make the time change if Des Koines did The Iowa Executive Council voted Friday to put all state de partments on daylight time in areas where local governments have taken that step US Spy m 1Cirde South Bend finds himself sur in which he arrived f oV visit is in background President and wife are by children SOUTH BEND Ind AP President and Mrs Johnson were mobbed in an allengulf ing crowd of school children as they arrived Friday at South Bend to begin a fourstate pov erty tour Neither the President nor the First Lady was injured in the wildmelee as wellwishers crushed around them from all sides However several of the enthusiastic greeters were car ried out of the crowd and given first aid After fleet of three presi dential helicopters landed out North hwa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night lows in mid 40s Mostly cloudy Saturday scat tered showers and thunder storms highs near M Weather details on Page Editorials4 Clear Lake news 5 Mason City news 4720 Latest markets 7 Society news 88 North Iowa news Sports newsTM2 Television news1314 Comics15 Classified pages 171819 BULLETIN WASHINGTON Su preme Court Friday rejected an appeal by Harold Stassen seeking to get on the ballot for Californias Republican presidential primary June 2 side a retraining school for un employed workers thousands of school children who had been released from classes swarmed over the landing field Both the President arid Mrs Johnson were buffeted about and swept along by the crowd despite the determined efforts of Secret Service agents and police After about five minutes Johnson lost his ready grin and looked grim as security men tried to clear a way through the press of humanity Secret Service agents waved for police reinforcements and had difficulty steering the President toward the entrance to the field The pressure of the crowd insistently swept the presidential party away from its destination Once Johnson was free of the crush however his grin reap peared and he began a more normal hand shaking tour greeting wellwishers penned up behind fences and police barri cades SAME Mrs Johnson was the first to emerge from the crowd She wasable to reach the exit fairly easily because most of the shrieking youngsters did not recognize her and moved in stead toward her husband The First Lady said later of the crowd Theres nothing de pressing about them Theres nothing downhearted about them The President and Mrs Johnson toured the classrooms in the Lulu Cline Vocational Re training School and Johnson chatted individually with stu dents on their problems Im mighty proud of what you are trying to do to help yourself and your family Johnson said after a brief talk with one man Johnson made a brief general talk saying I just want to tell all of you how proud we are of what youre doing to help your selves Its unfortunate that we have this unemployment prob lem Mrs Johnson and I came out to see you and see how youre getting along and what we can do o help Were here because we care Say planes are violators MOSCOW AP Izvestia declared Fridaythe Soviet Uiih ion will side with Cuba if the controversy about US recon naissance flights leads to a treacherous attack on that island nation The US military flights over Cuba weredenounced as viola tions of sovereign rights of an mdepehdentxvstate wthe f UN charter and generally recog nized standards of international law Soviet government news paper declared in an article signed by Commentator which means someone in high authority that Cuba has an in alienable right to take the necessary measures to put an end to the intrusions Gentlemen do not try to in timidate us it said If Cuba is subjected to a treacherous attack the Soviet Union will not put up with it and will side with Cuba It has declared this before and confirms this now The dispute which flared in Havana and Washington this week goes back to the missile crisis of October 1962 US Air Force and pilots have been keeping watch 3 to see that no new offen sive missiles are moved in to replace the medium ranga rockets that the Soviet Union withdrew under American pres sure Prime Minister Fidel Castro declared in a speech Sunday night that Cuba no longer would tolerate violations of its air space by US planes His government demanded in a note to Washington relayed via the Swiss Embassy in Ha vana that the surveillance flights be ended The US State Department stood pat President Johnson said Tues day it is essential that the United States maintain the flights to determine whether any new offensive missiles are being installed in Cuba He warned at an impromptu news conference in the White House rose garden that any effort to install such missiles would be a very serious matter The complete story behind daylight saving time move nx ASSOCIATED PRESS pieces are moved ahead an xricciccirUi Who started daylight saving time VC As much oi the nation sets its clocks ahead an hour at i am Sunday including more than 160 Iowa the argu ment of tinkering with Gods time does not rage as heatedly as in previous years More Iowa cities and towns will observe daylight time this years than at any time since it waa compulsory by congression al act during World Warn Under daylight time all time pieces are moved ahead an hour taking away an hour of daylight in the morning and add ing it to the evening Farmers have long opposed the additional hour of daylight in the evening Consequently agricultural states such as Iowa have stayed with stand ard time in the summer Daylight time generally is p r e f e r re d by industrialized areas so factory and workers can enjoy an extra hour of daylight during the warm summer months In recent years a number of Mississippi River towns in Iowa have been forced to daylight time because neighboring Illi nois and Wisconsin have state wide DST Four years ago the idea of switching to fast time made in roads in Iowa as far west as Ottumwa But the next three years found it observed again principally by the Mississippi River towns The swing to daylight time this year has been almost phe nomenal and almost without de bate City and town council action to adopt fast time began grad ually in the eastern counties then Waterloo and Cedar Rap the fifth and second largest the change and the movement spread fast like grasshoppers in a cornfield Emmetsburg and Fort Dodge are the farthest western cities in the state to adopt fast time Smaller towns in those areas are expected to follow The trend has not spread into southern Iowa as it did in the north where Mason City Forest City Clear Lake and Northwood made the time change No community in the bottom three tiers of counties accepted the idea except those in Henry Lee and Des Moines counties in extreme southeast Iowa and Indianola just south of Des Moines Directors of the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce recom mended daylight time this year but the City Council was cool to the change Council members said the 1965 legislature should consider daylight lime on a statewide basis to avoid the con fusion now created by some towns being on and some not V Not all towns making the change are doing so Sunday A few are holding off until next month or June These late start ers usually do so to await the end of the school term Daylight time ends nationally Oct 4 It will do so in most Iowa towns A few will stop ear ly when schools open again while others including Daven port Burlington and Muscatine will stay on fast time until Oct 25 Proponents of daylight time say a reason for the big swing in Iowa is much greater in dustrialization now and1 the al most general discontinuance of the use of farm animals in fav or of machinery The first daylight time act in this country was passed by Con gress in 1918 and was observed during the remainder of World War I The father of daylight time in this country the late Robert M Garland of Pittsburgh always declared God started It The FAST TIMI Continued on 1 V   

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