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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 14, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Iowas killer A road soon to be fixed By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa Director CHARLES CITY Fifteen dead scores property damage in millions Could this be a headline on a itory about a hurricane in the Caribbean Or another headline on an article about a flood in India Well it could be but it isnt It is a descriptionof the results of traffic accidents on a stretch of highway be tween Nora Springs and Charles City during the last four years The coun includes four persons who have been kilted o n the sharp Scurve just east of Nora Springs on Highway 18 and 11 who have lost their lives on the murderous fivemile stretch of Highway 21818 be tsveen Floyd and Charles City This mounting death toll how ever may be checked in the near future The Iowa Highway Commission recently announced that both stretches of highway in question are in for a revamp ing Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA 14 UOc a Paper Consists of Four Associated full No 212 Focus on North Iowa King wins Nobel prize Heavy damage in Cuba Civil Hurricane I shell slams into Florida Keys r9hts leader MIAMI Fla Isbell smashed into the Florida Keys and the marshy sparsely populated southwest Florida coast Wednesday after leaving a trail of death and destruc tion in Cuba The savage storm struck a glancing but powerful blow at the Keys then smashed into the Everglades a wilderness of grassy swamps and mangrove thickets on the tip of Florida Key West southernmost city in the continental US was poiinded by fringe winds of more than 75 miles an hour and heavy rain as the storm center passed 30 miles offshore Trees signs and powerlines toppled and the picturesque is land city of 34000 was left in darkness at noon Behind her in Cuba Isbell left hundreds homeless vast areas flooded homes and build ings destroyed possibly four persons dead and the Commu nist nations rich tobacco crop in ruins Havana Radio said more than 3000 persons were evacuated from lowlands in the La Colo rado region of Pinar Del Rio Province in Western Cuba many losing their homes to wind rain and flood The broadcast said debris from houses and trees broken telephone and power poles and lines littered the highway be tween Guane and Pinar Del Rio city After leaving Cuba Isbell roared across the Florida straits swept between Key West and the Dry Tortugas and slammed into the tip of Florida with highest winds estimated at 100 to 125 miles an hour high tides and torrential rain About 100 residents and vis itors were evacuated from Fla mingo a tiny resort on the southern coastal side of Ever glades National Park and ran gers warned others in the wil derness to seek shelter By midday exposed coastal areas of the 14 million acre park had been almost complete ly deserted by humans leaving them to their perpetual inhab itants alligators snakes and brilliantly plumed waterfowl Tides up to 10 feet were pre dicted in the TenThousand Is lands a section of the Ever glades which fringes the coast and theWeather Bureau warned tornadoes might strike out ahead of the storm No serious injuries or deaths were reported in Key oth er sections of the Keys pr the Dry Tortugas Nor was there extensive structural damage to buildings In Cuba thestory was differ ent Two Cuban workers died when farm buildings collapsed at Guane another was killed when his home crumbled Reports al so mentioned the death of a child Lashing rains not only struck at the tobacco fields a main stay of Fidel Castros econ omy but destroyed many gov ernment warehouses in which lobacco was stored More than 25000 coconut palms were damaged at El Coco experimental station in Western Cuba In the case of Highway IS east of Nora Springs the re vamping will mean the elimina tion of the Scurve This will come about with the construc tion of 15 miles of new high way The relocation will start at the gas station at the cast edge of town Two easy curves will replace the sharp Scurve Part of the new highway will pass through Sherman woods the home of the famous Sher man buffalo herd The project will be even more extensive in the case of the stretch of Highway 18218 be tween Floyd and Charles City In that fivemile stretch which has claimed 11 lives and had 4S reportable accidents on it in four years eight sharp curves will be reduced to three easy curves The relocation of the highway will start at the infamous Ceme tery Curve just east of Floyd and continue to the motel on the west edge of Charles City It will include the construction of 2A miles of 24foot highway Both projects are on the 1966 program of the Iowa Highway Commission according to Glenn Doty Mason City district en gineer for the commission Work on the projects should be completed by the end of 1966 In addition to the relocation projects the commission also plans to resurface the entire stretch of highway between Nora Springs and Charles City The resurfacing ing 149 be done with asphalt Since the relocation and re surfacing projects are much greater than contemplated in the original fiveyear plan of the highway commission the cost of t h e projects probably will be nearly double the origi nal estimate of accord ing to Doty Episcopate exonerate the Jews ST LOUIS AP In one of the bluntest proclamations of its kind a major church was on record Wednesday as repudia ting any special blaming of Jews now or in the past foi Christs crucifixion The action taken by the of Bishops of the Protes ant Episcopal Church deal with an issue that has lockec Roman Catholicisms seconc Vatican council in prolongec discussion TRUCK WRECKS TRAIN Twentyfour freight cars make up this mountain of debris near Montgomery Minn The pileup occurred when a truck traveling on State Highway 99 top struck the side Photofax of the train in heavy fog The truck was ground into chunks and authorities worked nearly eight hours to locate the body of the driver Marlowe Thompson 34 Owatonna the father of five 40000 see candidate Barry outlines no new farm programs in Iowa One person isnt concerned however who about the cost of the project if it will cut down the traffic accidents along the highway is Floyd County Sheriff L L Lane Lane who has had the respon sibility of covering most of the accidents along this stretch of highway has some rather in teresting observations about the murderous five miles between Floyd and Charles City First he points out that most of the persons killed in acci dents along the stretch since 1960 have been strangers to the Charles City area and in more cases than not they have been innocent victims Usually Lane points out the people killed have been in cars which are just trying to get out of the way Of course some of the guilty parties also lose their lives in these crashes There is little doubt about the basic reason for all the acci dents along the highway Lan adds The reason is speed The people take the curve speeds in excess of that in which they can control their cars on the curves he says FOCUS Continued on 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Fair through Thursday with a warming trend Wed nesday night near 0 Highi Thursday in low 70t Weather Details on 2 DBS MOINES Republican Barry Goldwater says that if he is elected president he and his secretary of agriculture will talk with farmers every where in formulating volun tary programs to solve farm ills A crowd estimated by DCS Moines Police Chief Year Doug las at between 40000 and 45000 urned out in pleasant sunny j3dcgree weather icar him The Republican to see and prcsidentia lominee outlined no new farm jrograms in his 2Ahour stop over in this major Corn Belt capital city Tuesday But he repeated previous pledges to name a farmer as secretary of agriculture if he is lectcd and to withdraw pres ent price support programs gradually instead of yanking them suddenly out from under our farm families He said the agricultural pro grams of the present Demo cratic administration are fail ures which may lead ultimately to mandatory controls that could become a way of life for the American farmer He also criticized the admin istrations space policies what e called reckless federal spend ng and accused Lyndon B ohnson of being a partlime and then reinstated Monday aft crnoon less than 24 hours be fore his arrival Yoyo schedule tog Evan Hultman By ROBERT H SPIEGEL GlobeGazette Editor The yoyo course of events for Sen Barry Goldwaters visit to DCS Moines plus fog made it a hectic day for Atty Gen Evan Hultman resident who has gone fulltime politicking Goldwater himself said he thought it was a marvelous crowd the biggest crowd in percentage of population we The against the Jews is a tragic misunderstanding of the inner significance or the crucifixion the Episcopal bishops declared Deicide means killing of Furthermore in the dimen sion of faith the Christian un derstands that all men are guil ty of the death of Christ for all have in some manner denied tiim the bishops said This is standard Christian doctrine but throughout the history of the faith popular thinking and much church liter ature often has tended to poi an accusing finger at Jews Christs death A similar declaration absolv ing Jews of any special blame for Christs death was proposed last year before the Vatican council but subsequently was altered to refer to subsequent generations of Jews At the current council session however a strong force of Ro man Catholic bishops and cardi nals have demanded restoration of the original position denying that any particular blame rest on Jews of any time The mat ter remains unresolved In other action the Episcopa Church once again rejected a move to let women serve in its 100 Miiot TAMPA I HUfiftJCANE WATCH HURRICANE WARNINGS MAP SHOWS PATH OF ISBELL I World Series win to have had In a 150word statement read He hammered at the morality iby Goldwater after the closed n government theme and acdoor farm conference he said used Johnson of twistingjthe Republican platform and his arms to get the Bobby Bakerjown pledges clearly call for top governing body The pro posal lost by a narrow margi after vigorous debate Opposition among male la representatives defeated it a the churchs triennial conven lion nvestigation called off until aftjgradual and prudent return er the election He was notified freedom in ffl On the inside of the decision by Sen B Ev He said agriculture present farm pro erett Jordan DSC to postjgrams have failed but even pone the investigation as he was so they cannot be suddenly speaking in downtown Des yanked from under our farm The Republican candidate for governor wanted to be two alaces at the same time Tues managed to find a lappy compromise Hultman was scheduled to speak at the state mechanical corn picking contest at West Union in activities starting at pm Tuesday He also wanted to he on hand for Goldwaters visit to DCS Moines He did both but not without some problems First of all the people at West Union agreed to move Hultman into he leadoff speaking position s he coukl leave immediate afterward by plane for De Moines That sounded fine The came the fog H u 11 m a n had campaigned Monday in Sioux City and was on his way back to Des Moines by plane late that night when the fog grounded him about 1 am Tuesday in Carroll He had a f e w hours sleep then drove to Des Moines Moines During his brief stay Goldwa er found time to hold a pretty little girl in his arms wave to thousands of lowans and shake hands with several hundred Goldwater criticized by one prominent Iowa Republican for failure to discuss farm policies at Mason City earlier in the campaign devoted a large share of his DCS Moines ap ncarance to agricultural mat ers His ostensible purpose in com ng here was to meet with aboul 35 farmers and officials from 13 states for a discussion of how Fog still lay heavy across Iowa of Tuesday morning It forced Hultman to cancel plans to fly to New Hampton and Nashua for appearances prior to the cornpicking con test He finally got off the ground SPIEGEL Continued on Ptgt 2 to present his farm views A week earlier police esti mated 177000 turned out on a gloomy windy day for Presi amilics until better solutions re found In his speech downtown at a BARRY Continued on Page 2 H Yanks 000 012 0508 10 0 Cards 100 000 0113 10 1 See details on Sports Page Strike hurts Labor party 3rd Negro to be named OSLO Norway AP 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Wednesday to Dr Mar tin Luther King jr Georgia born Negro who became a civil rights crusader in the United States Martin Luther King has con sistently asserted the principle of nonviolence the Oslo Nobel Institute said in its statement announcing the award L King son of an Atlanta Bap tist minister and himself an or dained minister provided his fellow Negroes with a power ful new weapon molded and shaped from the teachings of Indias Mahatma Gandhi in the fight for Negro civil Kings award rumored for months will amount to 273000 Swedish kroner 53123 year King was born in Atlanta Ga in 1929 and Avent to the Theological Seminary Chester Pa He took his doctors degree in theology at Boston UnivefsiV ty and served lateras a Bap tist minister In 1955 he was chosen to lead the Negro boycott of the Mont gomery Ala city buses Since then he has served as a leader in the Negro fight for civil rightsas president of the South ern Christian Leadership Con ference King was named Man of the Year Time magazine in 1963 andthis year was made an hohorarydpctor at Yale Uni versity arid awarded the John F Kennedy P r ize by the Catholic Council for Coopera tion Between the Races in Chi ago He was the 12th American to e awarded the peace prize n addition the American Committee got t once third Negro to awarded the peace receive the award from Gunnar Jahn in a solemn ceremony in he University of Oslo on Dec 10 on the anniversary of Nobels death Dr Ralph J Bunche U N undersecretary for special politi cal affairs won the coveted prize in 1950 South African leader Albert Luthuli won the prize in 1960 v The Swedish inventor of dyna mite Dr Alfred Nobel stated in his will in 1895 that his fortune should go to the establishment of prizes to be awarded in chemistry physics medicine and physiology literature and for peace The peace prize is awarded by the Norwegian Parliament Society news 891 Editorials Sports news 2122 Clear Lake news 2425 North Iowa news 26 Latest markets 32 Mason City news 103233 Comics 35 LONDON AP With Brit ains general election only one day away both major parties claimed Wednesday the trend is going their way The Laborites still were heavy betting favorites despite a wild cat subway strike in London that raised the publics temper Of course we shall win if we get out our full vote Labor that there will be a big vote and a big swing to Labor It looks like going more to the left said Peter Hyett di ector of the National Opinion which earlier reported the KING Continued on Laborites and Conservatives eck and neck Transit timetable leader Harold Wilson said Classified pages Liverpool All the signs are Arrest two find guns Doubt plot to kill LBJ Conserva thcir blitz by more CORPUS CHRISTI Tex Sheriff Mitchell he is checking an inforJsearching for a former mental mers tip of a threat to the Itfelpattent he did not name of the President turned upj President Johnson is schcd guns and Nazi flags Tuesday dent Johnson But Republicannight But authorities said after leaders said they were pleased a night of probing they believe that Goldwaters crowd was as owners are innocent of any large as it was considering the plan to harm the chief offagain onagain confusion live in the schedule Goldwalers originally planned motorcade trip from the a i r p o rt and downtown speech were canceled Sunday anything about any assassination attempt He said Bird was questioned because he had two rifles nei uled to campaign here next her of which would shoot Sunday Those questioned were Julius Schmidt 29 an exconvict of live Sheriff Johnnie Mitchell said two men questioned during the probe were to be turned over to federal authorities for inves ligationregarding the firearms Mitchell said the mental patient for whom he is searching once lived in Corpus Corpus Cbristi and Jerry Bird f i i 97 nf Calallrn Tex Chnsti but he has been m and cu j of lhe citv recently Sheriff Mitchell said Wcdncs Mltchcll said 25 dcpulies gain day that I dont believe Schmidt knew he was to be con tacted I dont think he knew Continued an Page 2 The hardpressed ves claimed that peaking campaign han 20 members of the govern ment was paying off Things iave swung our way said oreign Secretary Richard A Butler Conservative hopes were boosted by the subway strike It is an axiom of British politics that strikes mean trouble for the Labor party which gets its main financial support from the unions Wilson denounced as intol erable the strike staged by a minority of railmen in defiance of their union leaders Prime Minister Douglas Home fighting his first cam paign as the Conservative par leader wound up his televi sion campaign Tuesday night He called on Britains 35 mil lion voters to renew the Con servative mandate because hi government has kept livin standards rising and it intend to keep Britains nuclear armo ry intacL MARTIN LUTMf R KING SAM   

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