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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             1 I ncwspoptr that oil North lowans neighbors Edition VOL H4 CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1H4 AuocUted PTCM CUB LMM Wlret K to rail merger SANTA BARBARA Calif Ufl Erratic 45mile anhour winds rammed a brush fire into an exclusive residential district near Santa Barbara Wednesday destroyingat least30 AP Photofax SOVIETS NATO uninvited Soviet destroyers are shown from the deck of the USS Independence as it took part in a NATO exer cise in the North Atlantic between Iceland arid Norway Adm Kleber S Mas terson US commander of the NATO striking force said them as part of theexercise We plan to utilize For Mason City hookup pensive homes To the north 350 miles forest ry officials were optimistic that they had gained the upper hand over wo raging forest fires in Californias wine belt The fires have SOopOK acres and destroyed more than 100 build ings ThrSanta Barbara firt re ported contained Tuesday after noon roared through the Mon tecito area east of the city forc ing evacuation of residents and 600 students at Westmont Col lege US Forest Service officials said there was a possibility the fire might extend into Santa Barbara proper a coastal com munity of some 60000 popula tion about SO miles north of Los Angeles shooting flames hundreds of feet into the air broke out in a canyon in the afternoon Aided by borate bombers firemenbad the blaze apparently contained at dusk before winds arose to drive it to new fury Firefighters in both sections of the 70milekog tem pered their opUmUm with the bly hightemperatures kept the forests tinder dry The Division of Forestry said there three major fire fronts Hundreds of firefighters spenttwo desperate days hold ing fire lines from Calisloga on the eastern front to Santa Rosa on the west andr Sonoma in the south to 50 homes were destroyed in Cabstoga early Monday and about half the towns 2500 residentswere evacuated The Napa Valley resort comminity is about 60 miles north of San Francisco The Calistbga fire whipped by winds that sometimes reached 70 miles an hour raced about 20 miles west to a north ern suburb of Santa Rosa to watch join fire 2 firms Plidtbfax T Arrangements f o r Senator Barry Goldwaters Tvisit JThurs day involve laying five imles of telephone cable from the municipal airport where the Republican presidential can didate will speak Serving telephone needs is only one of the many problems which face a community being visited by the campaigning sen ator James Gilruth Clear Lake as chairman of the Cerro Gor do County Republican Commit tee is in charge of local ar rangements Goldwaters 727 jet leased from American Airlines is scheduled to land at the airporl at am Central Standard Time Thursday It will take off again at Making arrangements for such a stop is an involved procedure according to Gilruth Since wore came Sept 5 that Goldwater would stop here the chairman and other GOP officials have been faced with a job of plan ning comparable to setting up a circus When Goldwaters 727 jet pulls up near the airport terminal Northwestern Bell Telephone personnel will have to be wait ing to hook up 7 telephone lines and a teletype line to the air craft Arrangements also havi been made to have 15 toll tele phones and four coin collector available for the some 50 re porters traveling with the can didate In addition the candidate radio channels in his plane s he can be in touch with a com munications center in Washing ton where Senator and Mrs Gold will disembark to the iatform The chairman exj lained the corridor will pre erit Goldwater from being mobbed by the crowd Mingling nth the crowd is impossible be ause of his tight schedule Se urity reasons also are in olved Gilruth also has had to see that two tape recorders will be on the speakers platform Gol He is on such a terrific chedule that we could not have im here unless we could get him in and out quickly said Gilruth Newsmen and the 14 mem bers of the reception committee will be the only ones allowed along the corridor in addition to law enforcement personnel The wood platform will meas ure 16by16 feet and will face west There will be nine ban BARRY Continued on 2 WAS A NICE HOME These are the burned out remains of a home on Cen tral Avenue at the eastern edge of Boyes Springs i two miles north of Sonoma There were 100 other scenes just like this one in North California T woulc thatjdry had whipped u milesTanhour at remain quiet choking off the blazes By night fast moving flames had swept wide swaths across Napa ind Sono ma counties scenic country famous for its tall timbers and terraced vineyards The hungry fires stopped only wnen the winds quieted late in the day Fire officials said it was miraculous that there had been no serious injuries Unseasona SANTA ROSA CalifiUP As windlashed flames lapped with in 200 yards of the Sonoma winch County Hospital surgeons corn CHICAGO AP agements of the Chicago1 and North Western Railway and 7the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific Railroad announced Wednesday they have agreed1 on the principal terms for a pro posed merger announcement was made by William J Quinn president ofthe Milwaukee and Ben W Heineman chairman of the North Western two the ionis approved managements directors stock holders and the Interstate Com merce Commission would be blended mto longest length woidd be exceed ed only by a in he proposed state of the ireat Northern Northern Paci icr Burlington ahd a small northwest connecting line Heineman and Quinn said dl rectors of will be called to a Speciai to act on the understanding that has been reached Then a definitive RAILROAD Continued on New rail empire to link Midwest East expected NEW YORK mighty new railroad empire nearly our years in the making will ink the Missouri Valley to the Sast Coast next month Its formal creation under sponsorship of the Norfolk Western Railway will mark a jiant step toward reorganiza ion of the nations rail network into perhaps a dozen regional systems The greater Norfolk West ern barring an llthhour hitch will begin taking shape Oct 16 under a consolidation plan in volving five other roads Combined their tracks will sprawl 7800 miles through 14 states and cross into Canada near Buffalo NY On the west the tracks will link Omaha Neb Kansas City DCS and andusky Ohio line of the ennsylvania Railroad the 171 mile Akron Canton Youngs own Railroad and the 132mile ittsburgh k West Virginia Railway The track for completing the merger was cleared last week vhen the Pennsylvania Railroad pledged to divest itself of 313 er cent of voting stock Stuart T Saunders Pennsyl vania chairman since last Oct 1 and prior to that architect of he merger as president of the called the pledge an act of faith The Interstate Commission had conditioned Mo St Louis Mo Moines Iowa Chicago other cities to the bustling At water requires two tapes erf J each talk he gives senators large aircraft will stop 200 to 300 feet from the platform which will be direct ly in front of the Federal Avia tion Agency FFA building at the edge of the ramp area Because of the power of the plane planners feel the jet could damage windows of air port buildings if parked any closer Gilruth has had to arrange for a rope corridor that will extend from the front door of the jet North Iowa Weather outlook Clear and cooler WettWtday night lows in low Fair cool Thursday with light northerly winds in 40s Weather Details en 2 lantic Coast port of Norfolk a on the far side of the rich ocahontas coal country Hinged on the present a hriving coalhauling line the new system is expected to gen crate annual revenues of arounc S50 million This would put i icventh among American rail roads although it will no lace among the top 10 in mi cage At a moneymaker it would rank at or near the head of the LOO major railroads Assets will total billion Joined with the will be the Wabash and Nickel Plate railroads both major proper lies along with the 110mile approval of the rogram on divestiture by the Pennsy of and Wabash securities totaling more than million Earlier the Pennsy had re fused to give up its holdings pending ICC approval of a pro posed merger of the Pennsy and the New York Central Railroad Persistent Pennsy refusal railroad analysts agreed would have torpedoed the vision nur tured by leading rail executives of three competitively balanced regional rail systems in the East where several roads have suffered heavy losses in recent years pleted a delicate operation Blackclad nuns stood an all night vigil as fire crept to with in MO yards of a combination convent school Students from two high schools bitter football rivals eachfall teamed up to battle the blaze that threatened to en gulf ranch among storict now emerging from the twoday holocaust that blackened much of the winerich lands of Sono ma and Napa counties de stroyed millions of dollars worth of property and forced evacua tion of hundreds of homes At the Sonoma Hospital in Santa Rosa mothers and their newborn children were placed in ambulances and taken to a temporary shelter downtown hospital bulldoz ers gouged a fire line Total evacuation wasnt nec essary The fire line stopped the advance of the blaze In nearby Lomita Heights a new subdivision just outside the Santa Rosa city limits Hugh Codding thought to himself here we go again Three years ago Coddings Others reportedly can fire Aweapons By FRED S HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON Tbe top PROTEST SUBS YOKOSUKA Japan About 35000 Communistled demonstrators marched past the US Navy base in this port city Wednesday shouting opposi tion to visits by nuclear sub marines US commander in Europe who also is supreme allied com mander is reported to be under strict admonition to consult with the President before using any nuclear weapons if at all possible But if Washington has been nocked out or communications lave been shattered it is be lieved the commander of all American forces in Europe would have the option to act Other top US such as the commander in the Pacific and possibly the head of US air defense may have similar authority The issue of control of nuclear weapons has become a pivota that the NATO Supreme Com mander in Europe should be given greater control over tactical atomic weapons in his forces President Johnson and Seen tiry of Defense Robert S Me house burned to the ground Now the raging forest fire was threatening it But this time Codding aided by neighbors saved his home y dousing the flames with wa itr from his swimming pool Across rugged mountains in be Napa County resort town of Calistoga where the huge fire started Sunday Morgan Wood prepared to abandon his two Homes and barn to the flames He loaded a wagon with some belongings hitched up his two dorses and set off The leaping Fire set the horses tails on fire tut Wood escaped from Calistoga and St Helena high schools who battle each other fiercely on the gridiron every year teamed in a more deadly game Tuesday Firemen credited the students with halting a fire on the Black Arab Ranch Mother Margaret Mary Clark was the least worried of the By BENNET M BOULTON VATICAN CITY American cardinals appealed to the Vatican Ecumenical Coun cil Wednesday to pass a declara tion that every human being has a right to complete religious freedom Conservative Spanish and Italian cardinals assailed the proposal as a danger to the Ro man Catholic Church The clash came in one of the mostdramatic sessions of the 3yearold council During the same meeting in St Peters Basilica the 2500 council fathers voted approval of the very heart of the col legiality concept of shared pow er by Pope and bishops in gov erning the Church Richard Cardinal Cushing of what has become an im portant phrase in traditional American life decent respect for the opinions of mankind Telling the council he spoke for practically all the bishops of the United States the Boston cardinal said We must insist on this dec laration because it is so impor tant for all nations it is something that the Catholic world and the nonCatholic world alike have been waiting for At last it has been possible to Jiaye lull discussion of this very crucial point in the coun cil hall Cardinal Meyar re ligious liberty declaration is o such immense importance that if it is not passed then nothing else done at the will laye much importance Cardinal Ritter praised the declaration for expressing what he called the interior natural native right of every indi vidual in bis religious convic tions i v Support for the AmericanpOr si tion came from Paul Ernile Cardinal Leger of Montreal speaking for bishops of Canada He praised thetext of the declaration as very ac ceptable saying it would be a help in Christian unity efforts declaration part of schema on Christian u n i ty along with another declaration Catholic relations and other non Boston Albert Cardinal Meyer of Chicago and Joseph Cardinal Ritter of St Louis spe king for nearly all 244 US bishops called on the council to de fend religious liberty They said approval of the declaration was an absolute necessity opposition to religious liberty of the mostcontroversial topics of the council came from cardinals Alfredo Ottaviani and Ruffini of Cardinals Italy and Fernando and Jose Bucno Ernesto Spanish Quiroga Confe sure of victory Wins GOP Demo nod on Roman with Jews Christians The declaration text still is secret But it is known thatat mepoint it upholds theRoman Catholic belief that Catholicism s the one true faith but adds that members of other faiths are nevertheless worthy of hon or Cardinal Ottaviani objected to this saying We should charity and kindness but Ido not understand why we should speak of honor V In declaration says every human hasthe right to free exercise of religion ac cordingto the dictates of his conscience It adds that man should be immune from any outside force in his personal relations with GSd 1 The declaration was intro duced at the second council session last November but session adjourned before full discussion could begin Namara have iaswted publicly that the decision to use nuclear weapons is verted in the Presi dent and should stay there say in essence that Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy and now President Johnson have delegated authority to the NATO commander to use nuclear weapons under certain circum stances one in the presidential cam paign Sen Barry Goldwater Repub lican candidate has arguec nuns who watched the fire bear down on the Ursuline High School and convent near Santa Rosa Tuesday Although the nuns already They supported the view that public officials have the right to establish a state religion Cardinal Ottaviani conserva tive head of the Vaticans holy office was quoted as saying mutt profess and defend the Catholic faith even if some times this brings persecution Council press officials report ed the closeddoor proceedings to newsmen Cardinal Cushing in his first speech to the was quot ed as saying The Church must become had prepared evacuation of the schools 70 teenage school chil dren and 20 novices Mother Mary said she wasnt worried a bit Her most recent assignment before coming to Santa Rosa was with a mission in earth ravaged Anchorage Alas the champion of religious free dom What are asking said can be summed up in By GEOFFREY GOULD WASHINGTON AP Rep Silvio 0 Conte who is running for reelection this fall cant miss The 43yearold Republican from the Berkshire hills of west ern Massachusetts has won both GOP and Democratic nom ions in his district and has no opposition Who wouldnt want to hit home run rather than a single Conte said with a grin in an interview With the Republican nomina tion clearly in the bag Conte decided just two days before the Sept 10 primary to go for the Democratic one also ports in Time and US News 4c World Report and accused the administration of complete duplicity These magazines report WEAPONS Centwwvd i ALL EN TO QUIT SNOW HOLLYWOOD OnSteve Allen he is ending his nightly tion The Steve Allen Show lective Oct 23 SAME k Since he is a Republican the only way he could do this wa by a writein and sticker cam paign in the remaining 48 hours only other contender Frederick L Luddy also wa forced to wage a writein cam paign for the Democratic nomi nation because a ballot law commission had ruled that h was not a duly enrolled Demo crat for a long enough perioc before the election Conte swamped Luddy more than 2500 to 518 I argued that this guy wa not a legitimate Democrat an hat the Democrats didnt put p a candidate against me onte said r Behind Contes desk on Capi ol Hill are two outlandish totem xle headgears that he picked p on a trip to Nigeria One of hem is bright red The other is right yellow Not exactly or hodox office furniture Contes voting record in Con ress is not exactly orthodox Republican either He has SILVIO CONTE Political grand slam jumped party traces repeatedly For example his was the key vote on a House foreign ak appropriations subcommittee that refused this year to ap prove a big slash in the pro gram backed by its chairman Rep Otto Passman DLa I vote strictly by tbe dictate of my conscience be declared If you want to cafl that maver ick then I guess it is Bulletin WASHINGTON ate way W w of C o n g r o s leader of iberal for compromise in ong stole mate over Ugiitatiye raapjiai aaMAULi w V his pOMl by Everett M Dirlnon for of vlatien and vm i The Globe   

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