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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 31, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                turnout pf RON SPIER Frew Writer DES MOUNES AP Prom ises past records weeks of campaigning by political candi and a lastminute bomb shell will be graded Tuesday by Iowa voters going to the polls in the 964 general elec tion A record turnout slightly above the 1960 alltime high has been predicted for the state About 1285000 lowans are ex pected to vote Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst esti mates The US Census Bureau estimates 1638000 eligible votes in Iowa A total of 1273810 ballots were cast four years ago But Synhorst says that reapportion ment of the Iowa Legislature hasincreased interest in state House and Senateraces locally this year j The battles for president and usual have at tracted most of the attention but there also have been several hot races tor congressional seats and stateijoffices Also on the ballot are the names of Supreme Court and District Court judges seeking re tention various candidates for county office including county sheriffs clerks auditors and at torneys and a proposed amend to the Iowa Polls will open at in cit ies requiring registration and at 8 am in other cities and towns Voting ends at 8 pm in all poll ing places in the states 2476 precincts The presidential race between Democratic President Lyndon B Johnson andRepublican Sen Barry Goldwater has quickened in the stale because both candi dates have visited Iowa Goldwater made his fourth campaign trip to Iowa Wednes day when he spoke at Oedar Rapids Earlier he campaigned at Mason City Des Moines and Sioux City and his running mate Rep William Miller spoke at Des Moines Dubuque Audubon and Sioux City Johnson attracted a turnout estimated at 175000 when he appeared in Des Moines and Sen Hubert Humphrey the Democraticvice presidential candidate has spoken in several Iowa cities during the cam paign Iowa has not favored a Demo cratic presidential candidate since 1948 But polls by Wallaces Farmer and the Iowa Poll which in i960 were right on picking Iowa to vole for Rich ard M Nixon over the late John F Kennedy show Johnson leading Goldwater by about two to one The same polls also give a big lead to Democratic Gov Harold Hughes over his Repub lican challenger Atty Gen Evan Hultman in I Hughes sleeking a second term is credited with develop ing an image of a strong gov ernor and has campaigned on his record which he says brought liquor i by the drink re apportionment home rule for cities and other needed legisla Hultman who says he started the race as a 21 underdog con tends that during the campaign Hughes has made only vague promises for t he future and has not spelled out a tax pro gram Hultman has accused the governor of a peacemeal ap proach on taxes and contends Hughes tax proposals would vcost lowans more than mil lion a year The gubernatorial candidates met three times in headtohead debates once on statewide tele vision and radio The biggest issue of the cam paign has been their approaches to stepping up highway con struction Hughes says he would like to see a onecentagallon in crease in gasoline taxes to pay for the building of more roads Hultman has advocated a bonding program which he says could provide sufficient funds to complete a statewide freeway system in eight years The attorney general a 39 yearold Waterloo lawyer with three children has conducted a hand shaking campaign across the state He says he has met 200000 lowans iHughes 42 a former truck driver and member of the State Commerce Commission has three children He has put on a massive television campaign in the last two weeks spent one week touring the state by heli copter and took part in a three week bus tour of Iowa The campaign hit its peak Fri day at a Des Moines meeting where the attorney general ac cused the governor of making an emotional appeal to voters through a national magazine story about his fight to conquer alcoholism Hultman indicated that Hughes has misled the public about when drinking and said all of the should be brought to light including a 1954 conviction for driving intoxicated j Hughes replied he has no secret of the fact that he was an alcoholic and said accusation was a vial of poi son typical of the tactics be ing used against him in the campaign Both Hughes and Hultman have shouldered the burden of the campaign for their parties and neither is attempting to IOWA Continued on Page 2 es OMVI e placed campagn The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors DES MOINES sure that Democratic Gov Har old Hughes forfeited bond on a drunken driving charge in Floriabout hi da in 1954 injected another anholism gle into the closing days of the Iowa political campaign Satur day The incident which occurred before Hughes 42 entered pub lie life and before he joined coholics Anonymous was made public Friday by his Republi can opponent Atty Gen Evan Hultman Hultman said he wanted to clear the record in accounts of when Hughes stopped drinking This had been featured in the Oct 6 issue of Look magazine telling of Hughes battle with the bottle The magazine said the governor took his last drink in 1952 Hughes who has never made a secret of his problem with liq uor whenhe was a truck driver admitted he was arrested in Florida But he said Iowa offi cials apparently would not have learned about it if he had not reported it himself in applying to Fletcher Knebel for the na tional magazine was making an emotional appeal to Iowa voters about his fight to conquer alco lolism The Republican nominee made his disclosure when he and Hughes appeared jointly Friday at the Greater Des Moines Chamberof Commerce Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 1964 10c a Ctut Paper consists of Two Aiioclatcd Preu Full No 227 Race nearinq climax for renewal Hultrriarf Hughes in giving an interview of a chauffeurs that planes collide Hughes who was second to speak told the group At this eleventh hour of the political campaign my oppo nents have come up with an item out of the past which they hope will blacken my reputation and influence the outcome of the election Later at a news conference Hughes said he never tried to mislead the public about when he stopped drinking and in formed the author of the Look story at Ihe time that he thought the 1952 date could be incorrect Hultman said reports had been circulating about the Flori da arrest and at the Des Moines luncheon he asked Hughes if they were true When Hughes said they wereHultman said he decided to make it public and gave this reason to the lunch eon group This Istateto make the is sue and the record very clear If there is to be an emotional appeal as there has been made in 1962 and again in 1964 I ask but one thing and that is that the record be made clear that it be straight and that it be complete Records in the Florida De partment of Public Safety show a Harold E Hughes 32 of Ida Barry scoffing at polls Stage final drive in South By WALTER R MEARS PHOENIX Ariz AP Sen Barry Goldwater1 scoffing at polls that rate him a loser stages a final vote hunting mis sion to the South Saturday on the last long leg of an 80000mile presidential campaign The A r i z o n a Republican wound up perhaps ihe most hec tic of hiscampaign swings ear ly Saturday He crossed the con AUGUSTA Ga AP A collision of two Army transport panes early Saturday killed six soldiers Both planes were assigned to the 10th Air Transport Brigade of Ft Benning Ga the public information office at Ft Jack son SC announced Members of the brigade are among 32000 on air assault maneuvers in the Carolinas and Georgia The transport planes were flying in a formation of four aircraft when they collided The Army said it was not immediately learned how many were aboard the two planes but that six bodies had been recov ered Names of Hie victims were not determined immediately and the Army said they would not be announced until the next of kin had been notified The two piancs normally car ry a crew of three each No other troops were believed to be aboard the piancs The state patrol blocked Geor gia State Road 25 Small brush fires were started in the area Mrs Ann Walker who lives near the crash scene said the piancs collided shorlly after taking off from a Icmporary air field The piancs were taking part in the lllh Air Assault Test tinent crisscrossed west and fan into the South everything Grove Iowa was charged with driving while intoxicated in the central Florida town of Kissim mee on Feb 12 1954 Hughes said he later received a notice from the state of Florida consulted his local sheriff and was advised to go lo the state Department of Pub lic Safety which he did I turned in my license and was issued a new one upon pass ing the examination he said So far as I was aware this did not constitute a disqualify ing suspension and it was never so notated on my chauffeurs li cense or on my insurance If an error was made on this poinl it was not intentional he added l from empty jet fuel truck to a heckling helicopter In Cheyenne Wyo the truck refueling his jet airliner ran out of gas It went for more and got caught in a traffic jam The helicopter buzzed a Mexi canAmerican rally in Los An geles Friday night bearing a lightbulb sign that spelled out in your guts you know hes nuts Republicans drove it off with the glare of a searchlight Although Goldwater derided surveys that show him trailing he cited a favorable sampling on the issues and used it as the theme for his speeches in Las Vegas Nev Tucson Ariz and at Los Angeles Ive had a feeling for the last two or three weeks that we are going said to win this I know the thing he polls dont When I consented to the in terview with Look Magazine Hughes told newsmen I knew this would send my political ad versaries grubbing into the past for details with which to slur me I thought however it would be worth it would help oth er men and women overcome the curse of alcoholism Hughes said that when apply ing for a drivers license in re cent years he has not answered yes when asked if his driving privileges have ever been sus pended because It was my un derstanding that so far as my application for license was con cerned that the proper answer was negative Division maneuvers ir Carolina and Georgia South The maneuvers which been under way for more than a month are to test the division strength and air assault capa bilities Much of the training involves the transport of troops by planes and helicopters Many of the troops arc from Ft Ben ning at Columbus Ga as well as Ft Jackson at Columbia SC DIES AT 103 ITHACA N Y vAI Waiter Francis Willcox 103 an inter nationally known statistician and retired member of the Cor nell University faculty died Fri day North fowo Weather outlook Light showers expected across North Iowa Highs in the 70s and lows will be in the 40s 1 A record of Hughes applica tion for a chauffeurs license on file at the Iowa Department of Public Safety indicates his li cense was revoked for 60 days in 1954 for operating a motor vehicle while infoxicalcd but it does not say where he was ar agrce with me but they never have Goldwater Soasted of his crowds On quite a few occa sions we have actually outpulled the President of the United States which is something we shouldnt be doing he said He said more people should want to see the President than a senator from Arizona Before an estimated 14000 people at a fundraising rally in the Los Angeles Sports Arena Goldwater vent to work on the Presidents remarks about his Senate primary victory in 1948 He said Johnson joked about the nickname this won Landslide Lyndon Well let me remind him that his Senate election in 1948 was no joke he told a roaring Rights law being obeyed LBJ says v r1 x WASHINGTON AP Presir dent Johnson reporting wide spread with the new Civil Rights Law says it is being obeyed in those areas where some had predicted there would be massive disobedi ence During Chicago leased a a campaign stop in Friday Johnson re survey of 53 cities o more than 50000 population in the 19 stateswhich do not have their own public accommoda lions laws The report was submilted Jto Leroy Collins the former Florida governor who is directorof the CommunityRe lations fstablishedv by the rights The report gave figures of the 53 citiesj iriore than twothirds of the hotels and more than twothirds of the theaters are desegregated 46 of the cities more than twothirds of the motels are desegregated 50 of the cities than of the public parks are desegregated b 52 of the cities more than twothirds of the libraries are desegregated Nearly JOO school districts were desegregated thisfall tie report said For the first time in the nations history it added there are desegregated institu tions of higher education and desegregated public schools at lower levels in everystate This year for the first time this desegregation was accom plished without violence with ut injury and almost without notice Johnson said The President said reported there is still consid erable work to be done But he said the exceptions only serve o pointup the basic fact that the general rule is compliance In sections Johnson said the changes brought by the Civil Rights Law represent the reversal of generations of customs Adjustment to the law of the land is being accomplished and recognition is due those who have provided the that has produced these encour aging developments public officials clergymen educators businessmen labor leaders and other community leaders and countless private citizens hava made the difference X Deserving of special Johnson continued are those members of Congress whtf op posed the civil rights bill with all their strength and all their eloquence while it was being debated and who oncelthexbill was enacted urged theiricpnsti tuents and followers to comply with the Maw of the V tr rested Hughes said that when he Inside The Globe North Iowa news v3 Church news Mason Cityjnews Latest markets 7 Business news 8 Sports Chest is at 85 of goal news 10 11 A dozen more employe groups have made their MasonCity Community Chest quotas as citywide total passed 000 mark and the efforts toget all reports made were ified V The total Saturday morning was of fust under 85 per cent of the needed for the seven Red Featrier agencies serving the community t To assure knowledge what thisyears drive effort has went to the safely department in 1954 he was told that a reciprocity agreement called for a 60day license suspension but that since this period had passed he could hold a license continue to crowd that put more than 000 into Republican coffers It remains one of the most hotly disputed elections in our histo ry Lyndons political power stopped a full investigation just as it has stopped investiga tions of wrongdoing ever since This laughter of Lyndons he added laughing en at one of the darkest elections in our history downgrades the very political process that Lyndon seeks to exploit for his personal power PETER PETER PUMPKIN EATER He had a wife and couldnt keep her Put her in pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well In case youve forgotten your Mother Goose rhymes there is a refresher In this case however Peter is five yearold Jay Koerber and the wife is his sixyear old sister Penny Penny peeps out the shell of what once was a 93pound pumpkin carved and cleaned out by her uncle George Mathews Jay the pumpkin eater and Penny are the children of Mr and Mrs Jerry G Koerber 1812 Cerro Gordo Way have been corn block Criticizes Hughes on four points In point of fact he said I was never for a day without a chauffeurs license If lo win an election Iowa Hughes sad you must sneak like a thief through the night through tl e dark corri dors armed with poisonous darts and anonymous letters then Im nol particularly inter ested in being victorious Weve had no fiery crosses burned yet Perhaps thats scheduled for election eve Im nol so sure By KENT GARDNER GlobeGazette staff writer CHARLES Gen Evan Hultman bidding for voles in the gubernatorial race attacked his opponent on four didate for stale representative from Mason City Between 30 and 35 people were at the air port Lt Gov William Mooty was late in arriving at the Mason oLLnWlVvU lllo t iwi 11 iiiv i points here Saturday HultmantCity Airport He had cut his was joined by two other GOP candidates William Bump at torney general and William L Mooty lieutenant governor on an aerial campaign swing which SAME Hlack Meant ta rani 24 took him to Charles City and then lo Mason City Among the Republican digni taries who greeted Hultman when he arrived at the Mason City Airport were James Gil ruth Ccrro Gordo County Re publican chairman Sen Leigh Curran and Howard Bonn can hand with a pen knife while opening some press releases on he plane just before it landed n Charies City and had to re ceive medical attention He caught a second plane out of Charles City and rejoined the campaign group At the Charles City Airport Hultman accused Gov Harold Hughes his opponent in Tues days election of not going to the people of Iowa wilh the facts Huitman said Hughes has im ropcrly handled highway com mission matters He especially mentioned the controversial In crstate 80 project which saw concrete dropped in favor of Tsphalt as the paving material He also charged that Hughes las improperly handled the liq uor control matter The liquor commission at Hughess dircc Lion has built up a surplus in ventory of million in the last 12 months This is money needed bad ly elsewhere Hultman pointed out 1 Hullman quoted the governoi as saying the liquor stock was acquired because of Ihc new liquorbylhcclrink w How ever Hullman continued the Hultman regarded parole viola commission now has supplies of ome liquors that will last nine years at the rate they now are selling And he added mil ion more in liquor is on order The Iowa prison system was he third area which brought criticism from Hultman Hughess record regarding our penal system is the worsi in Iowa history he said Hullman also ciled ihe riot which he said had been costly to Towa taxpayers He also made mcnlion of he rcsigna tion of a number of prison of ficiais The fourth area specified by Clear Lake news Newman Surveyor Society news 1213 accomplished carnpaigri chairr Editorials14 mariEd NuddlemanapDcaled to ComicsISiall workers who haventcorn Classified and reporting to doso In caseswhereofirrn solicitations pleted and have not picked up the reports report materials can betaken directly to the Community Chest office at 9ME State The latest firms at whichem ployes exceeded their quotas of donations and are Davey Moen Inc Swanson Marines Westly Kelroy Furnace k Plumbing St ClairStarks US Intermit ftp venue Service fGruppsv Food Center Carnation i Co Sara Raizes Department StorciwiRest Haven Nursing Home Tyler Transit timetable JOURNALIST DIES BOISE Idaho Lehr has 66 of Washington D C former Associated Press for eign correspondent and aide to Gen Douglas Friday MacArthur died e mentioned one parolee de cribcd as a notorious crim nal who recently left Iowa and was picked up in another state Hughes refused to extra dite Hie man however This pointed out Hughes failure to ake the proper approach to the parole problem he said Hultman also reference to the Florida drunk driving charge against Hughes in which was made public Friday He said he wanted to make i HUGHES Continued en Pfrffe 2 Ryan Furniture Co Hale Phipps Motors and the Good Samaritan Home J About threequarters of business block solicitation re ports are believed to be in now Those who for any reason lave nothad an opportunity to give orpledge help in tho drive nay contributions directly to Ma6h City Community Chest aWE State Mason City The agencies whose service work depends on Community Chest drive Salvation Ar Scouts YM and Health Nurses ai Girt Publk amtty   

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