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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Battle of mailboxes in Florida City Post Office foes By WILLIAM BROWN New York News Service ST PETERSBURG The city council here has crossed or with the Post Office Department At issue are curbline mail boxes There are some 78000 of them along city streets The city council thinks they should be removed and tothe door mail delivery instituted The Post Office Department is opposed to the move The whole thing started a cou ple of months ago when St Pe tersburgs vice mayor said curb line mailboxes made for a bad city image and should be banned The city manager consulted the local postmaster and pre pared an ordinance banning curbside mailboxes in two of the citys zip code areas by July 1 1965 and in the rest of the city by July 1 1966 The local postmaster opposed the ordinance saying it would hinder the Post Offices efforts at economy It wasnt until the Post Office flew in its big guns from Wash ington that war was declared Harvey Hannah deputy gen eral counsel for the Post Office Department appeared before the council at a public hearing It has been decided by the department that even if the ordinance is passed doortodoor delivery will not be furnished Hannah told councilmen The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 17 1W4 10c a Paper ConsliLs of Two Auoclaled Full No 267 ut could be worse Study routes near Mason City airport Customers would be re L M Clauson chief engineer of the Iowa Highway Commis sion has said that generally speaking the North Iowa routes under study for Inter state 35 would pass between Mason City and Clear Lake the Associated Press reported Thursday Generally speaking the area between Mason City and Clear Lake seems to be the desirable place for any additional stud ies Clauson said quired to relocate their boxes to the nearest accessible point on their property out of the city rightofway If the cus tomers remove their boxes from the curbline in compliance with the proposed ordinance and do not relocate their boxes at the nearest accessible point on their private property we would have to ask them to pick up their mail at the post office Hannah said In effect residents could be required to put their mailboxes in the middle of their front lawns Councilmen reacted with shocked indignation Say that again they demanded Hannah said it again Reacting like a bull to a red flag the council passed the ordi nance unanimously on second reading They held up final reading until the citys legal de partment can determine whether the Post Office Department could carry out its plans Mayor Herman Goldner said he planned to vote against the ordinance for economy reasons The Post Office claims it would cost an additional a year to deliver mail in St Pe tersburg if the ordinance passed After hearing Hannah how ever Goldner voted for the or dinance This is without a doubt the most utterly ridicu lous approach to a problem by a federal agency that I have ever seen he declared The city manager told Hannah that city zoning ordinances might make it unlawful to put a mailbox in the middle of the frontyard He asked if the Post Office Department would want citizens to violate the ordinance Hannah said he certainly hoped citizens wouldnt violate SENLEO ELTHON Condition of Sen Elthon satisfactory State Sen Leo Elthon Fer ile a veteran Republican legis ator was listed in satisfac He added that since the US Bureau of Public Roads had recommended a route closer to Mason City then it is only logical that we do so Clauson and Robert E Simp son division engineer of the Bu reau of Public Roads have talked about several possible lines that are to be studied by highway commission engineers The Bureau of Public Roads has called the proposed route along Highway 69 unaccept able Simpson and Rex Whitton federal roads administrator have said a route passing be tween Mason City and Clear Lake would serve a greater population area without adding to mileage of the interstate highway Simpson has referred to a section of the interstate high way act that states interstate routes shall serve local needs whenever practical suitable and feasible On this basis Simpson said the Highway 69 route was re jected and the eastern alternate between Mason City and Clear Lake favored because it would give a greater service to a larger population Simpson said this week that 135 could be routed on a diagon al anywhere between Highway 20 and MasonCity without add ing mileage to the project He noted that a diagonal is required whether 4n Iowa or Minnesota to swing 135 east ward to a control point below Albert Lea Minn Simpson said however there is no possibility of 135 following Cheer Fund in need of big spurt Montana records minus 40 N Iowa cold to last 5 days By JAMES R OWENS North lowans basked in their only slightly subzero weather herc lsn l rcally so WHERE TWO WERE KILLED A stop sign embedded in the front of a car in which a Marshall town man died in a twocar accident east of Hampton is an ironic reminder of t h e tragedy which also claimed the life of a Dumont man Richard I Karns by Hamplon Times L T H 0 U G H ing to the Christ mas Cheer Fund has been gener ous and heart fell we are wait ing for Ihe Irarii t i o n a 1 big spurt that will assure the atlaining of the 000 goal by the day beforejxhursday polishing their ice Christmas Only six giving days Ukates and snuggly comment remain and the campaign still mg on the poor folk in the has not reached the halfway Northwest who are suffering point through temperatures of 40 be More lhan 400 Mason Cily famlow zero or lower ilies are in need of encourage The 13 reading here Wcdncs menl cheer and counseling durMay night didnt even reach the ing this holiday season 20bclow stage that had been Miss Doris Bruce executive anticipated also going lo prove secretary of Family Service ld Inc which administers the fund and her assistant Mrs F S Of course it really is bad Jacobson now are r ilingUut ihere is a comfort of sorts merchandise orders These must iu seeing thai a big chunk of be in the hands of the needy in America has it worse ime lo purchase food and gifts ror instance record for before Christmas Day a chilly December can still be Merchandise also is being actied A lot ot the early Dcccm cepted Such gifts will be listed her days this year were cooler on the final day than a year ago although the We are indebted to Laura Mabig drop came a few days earl lowney Susie Roberts and RaKast year mona Richards for they But with another five days of collected during impromptu Arctic air predicted across the caroling in the northwest part Midwest it may not be hard o of the city As in the past the catch up Still there were W success of the Cheer Fund dcMzero nights last December pends in no small way on the and Wednesday nights low was efforts of the youngsters rteadlnS of this monlh But last year George Earhart sent in his doJNorth Iowa was given a chance nation saying I count it a joy to acclimatize herself as the 28 Mars hall town and Gale Brown 36 Dumont were killed The bottom photo shows where the death ve hicles came to rest after breaking off a power pole The Brown car is at left US Highway 20 eastward be fore proceeding on a northerly line at re thc ordinance In that case would mail be delivered to the door the man ager asked cant answer Hannah ory condition Thursday Park Hospital here He is covering from a heart attack suffered at his home Sunday night A physician said the condition of the 66yearold senator has remained the same for 24 hours He reported that Elthon appears to be doing real well Elthon served as Iowa gover nor for 53 days late in 1954 when Gov William S Beards ley was killed in an auto acci dent He was lieutenant gover nor at the time Previously Elthon had been a member of t h e Senate since 1933 He was elected to the Sen ate again in 1962 after a six Hampton crash kills 2 said that would be a matter for the Department Vice Mayor Nortney Cox who started the whole thing told Hannah We can be just as arbitrary as you people can We may not be as big but we can be just as tough If the legal department finds out the Post Office Department can carry out its threat sev eral councilmen hinted they may favor a retaliation move such as requiring mailmen to turn off the engines of their three wheeled vehicles and remove year absence Elthon earlier this year had to resign as may or of Fertile because the at torney general ruled he could not hold that office and the sen atorial position As senator Elthon represents He stressed that a public hear ing must be held by the Iowa Highway Commission on the new alternate before the Bureau of Public Roads will take any action The final recommendation on the route by the Iowa Highway Commission requires the ap proval of the Bureau of Public Roads which supplies 90 per cent in federal funds for all in terstate highway construction Clauson said the highway com mission wants to finish studies as soon as possible Numerous letters written to the Iowa Highway Commission offering comment on proposed routes for Interstate 35 across northern Iowa were presented Wednesday by Clauson A letter from the Nora Springs town council offered a resolution endorsing a Mason HAMPTON Two men in cluding one from Dumont were killed in a twocar crash miles east of here about 3 pm Wednesday Dead are Gale Brown 36 Du mont and Richard I Karns 28 Marshalltovvn The two men were alone in their cars at the time of the crash Brown a former Chapin resident was driving east on Highway 3 when his car was struck broadside by Karns1 southbound auto Karns was crossing the inter section of Highway 3 and a con crete pavement running south rom Hansell According to Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Ralph Jones eye witnesses said Karns did not stop at the stop sign before heading across the highway The force of the crash knockad the Brown auto into a telephone pole on the south side of he highway The pole was broken off and the blacktop road lead ing south to Geneva was blocked for a time by downed wires Brown who was thrown from his car by the force of the crash died en route to a Hampton hos pital Karns died at the scene Porches had to be used to cut away the frame of the car to get to the body The accident was investigated y Jones and Highway Patrol men Carl Condon Hampton and lalvin Countryman Iowa Falls The accident raised Franklin Countys death toll to four in highway mishaps this year Funeral services for Brown will be held Saturday at 10 am at the St Francis Catholic Church Dumont Burial will be in the Old Chapin Cemetery with the Rev W W Schmidt officiating The Green and Siels cma Funeral Home Hampton s in charge of arrangements A rosary will be held Friday at 8 pm at the funeral home Survivors include his wife Myrna three sons Gale Jr Ronald and Danny all at home his father and stepmother Mr and Mrs Elmer Brown Sheffield three sisters Mrs Waller Griggs Webster City Mrs Bernard Swilzcr Thomp son and Casondra Rattcy Ma son City and two brothers Mel vin and Robert both of Shef field to share Christian blessings with those who are less fortunate than am Another valued giver is An Arkansas Friend who always s heard from at this time of year Other organizations and ndividuals who contribute regu arly are in Thursdays list too From Karen Susan Steven and Janet came this note It always is fun to imagine how our gift will be used May be it will be for a toy some thing for an elderly person or a remembrance to a shutin Any of these are important and we now we are helping to make somebody a little happier this Christmas The Cheer Fund will close at 10 am Dec 24 A lot of giving must be done before then Bring your gift to the GlobeGazette or send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER of GIobeGaierte Box 271 Worth Mitchell and counties He engages ing and quarrying Howard farm in the key each their vehicles time they leave to deliver mail This could be done under an ex isting ordinance Washington hasnt hinted what its next move may be Meanwhile the mailmen are still chugging along on their duly appointed rounds The mail must go through On the inside Frank Berlin trial to jury ELDORA The District Court jury at am Thursday be gan deliberating the fate nf Frank Berlin III 19 of West Des Moines charged with mur der Judge G R Hill turned the case over to the jury after final arguments of altorneys were completed and he had given his instructions City route for the Interstate The Nora Springs note called the route one which will do the greatest good for the largest number of people Letters were also received from private individuals in Nora Springs Waverly Fort Dodge and Mason City LES PAUL DIVORCE HACKENSACK NJ AP 8910 Editorials Society news Clear Lake news Sports news Latest markets Mason City news Comics North Iowa news 24 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and a little colder Thursday night 1007 below Friday partly cloudy continued cold highs zero o 1 above Guitarist Les Paul was granted an uncontested divorce More talk hinting at medicare compromise Shopping days tilt Christmas ecurity anced Mills DRUNK TAPE RECORDER DEERFIELD BEACH Fla sprang into action Wed Mary Ford his wife of 15 years and former singing partner on grounds of extreme cruelty He dropped earlier charges of adul itery and desertion nesday night after they were told a person with a slurred drunkensounding voice had an trom swered the phone at the rail but separately fi views amounted to a ough sketch of a program for he aged different from the ad ministrations Social Security Ian but compatible enough with il to give every indication road station after it closed for culprit was answering de the nightThe tape recorded vice that had jammed at a slow speed New charges filed against livestock firms in N Iowa CHICAGO AP Two live stock dealers and two market ing agencies in Iowa have benn chargedwith violating the Packers and Stockyards Act the US Department of Agri culture said Wednesday The department said Cecil Cox Algona and Park A Bing ley Knoxville were the live stock dealers charged The agen cies the department said were he Iowa Falls Sales Pavilion operated by Ronald C Whitney and the Bingley Sales Co at Knoxville operated by Bingley The complaints charge that those accused were engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in marketing livestock in 1962 The department contends that they conspired to defraud in vestors ol Cattle Owners Corp formerly of Belmond of a por ion of the proceeds receive from the sale of investors live stock Cox is accused of conspirin with various persons to defrau the investors of about involving 787 head of livcstocl Whitney s accused of partic paling in some of thetransa LIVESTOCK on 2 WASHINGTON AP Rep D Mills a major ongressional opponent of Presi ent Johnsons health care plan ays he is prepared to support a rogram administered by Social 53000 rial a compromise could be eached If this should prove to be the case the decadelong controver y in Congress over health care or the aged could be setlied by mid1965 The program is one if Johnsons principal legisla ive goals Mills an Arkansas Democrat s chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which has been the graveyard of legis ation for health care of the aged under Social Security I could vote for a payroll I assume the committee wouldl be able to work something out He declined lo speculale on whal benefits might be provided under would might be The Johnsonbacked plan isi essentially simitar lo those pro posed earlier by Prcsidenl John F Kennedy sponsors over would provide hospital nursing home and some outpatient serv ice for the aged a plan of the kind he favor or what its cost and congressional the years II Mason City Iowa 50402 CHKKR FUND iOAI J3llOfflon PREVIOUSLY REPORTED lMIIlft Portland llue Rlhbnn Krrrl llt Cluh ol IKO Clup ler IV Swill MW Sherrl Oltmn Arllanne Keekjorden Ml Garfletd E Karen Steven Suaan Janet n United Sewing ClicU nf Central Ilelfhli rieorie Earhart Iuelnda In memnry nf Dllfl Whats New Club Sheffield An Arkaniai Friend Occident Club 50D The Rnti nrtl aura Malnvrnr Romona Richards Twtnlif1t Century Cluh MHi THE DAYS TOTA1 I IMM TOTAL TO DATE IIM1M NEEDED J1BIHI7 drop came a degree or Iwo at a time gradually working down to a 20 by Dec 22 The sudden plunge Wednesday and Wednesday night caught more lhan a few cars unadjusted to low mereurylevels Wrecker services were flooded with business Thursday morn ing At one service was 13 calls behind and had answer ed nearly 40 since 8 am That firm has two wreckers Another service with three ve hicles reported more lhan 50 alls by 11 am Thai station was 10 behind in its calls The stalion operator said he had been forced to turn down more than 100 calls Interstate Power Co used pro pane from its local ing plant to augment pipcdin natural gas Wednesday night but no more than normal for cold weather periods Some of the traditional cod veather problems such as freez ng of water or sewer lines dont come until frost is driven deeper than it is now Donavan Soell cily engineer said that ort of problem could come if extreme cold is prolonged with out snow cover protection The city sewage treatment plant ef icicncy is cut as icing affects liters in weather such as Ihis If this preChrislmas cold snap duplicates the one of last year as predications indicate it will there may at least be a Christmas Day break After more lhan a week of misery in 1963 Christmas Day offered the first temperatures above freez ng GIVING DAYS LEFT OMY Continue NATO arms study France US still opposed PARIS AP Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization failed Thursday to settle their differences on the sharing of nuclear possibilily tax to finance part of the cost of ijul agrccd to keep on studying f A 4U A rt 1 health care for the aged Miils this compicx problem said when he was reached by telephone at his district office in Little Rock Ark He said fur1 governments remained ther he has no objection to Soon this issue But those same cial Security administration ofitwo governments took care to such a program He added n close contact with each It would easier for them to do It and it certainly would other The NATO ministers issued be less expensive than setting up a separate agency As for the prospects he said communique their winter at the meeting close of which made this reference to the mixed manned surface fleet concept Ministers examined the problems confronting the alli ance in the field of convention al and nuclear weapons A Ihor ough exchange of views on these problems took place and will be continued That left Ihe whole American concept for bringing the Allies into a closer nuclear partner ship subject to further talks and more study NATO minister agreed lo continue seeking ways to case East West tensions ana bring to realization the legitl mate aspirations of the German jeople for reunification The reference to the nuclear problem was made in general crms because the ministers realized they could not obtain any concrete commitments for a mixedmanned Polarisarmed surface fleet or any variation ol that concept The communique also said Ihe minislers stressed the im portance of avoiding dissemina tion of nuclear weapons The Americans regard the The ky mass of northern air Iropped temperatures below zero over all of Iowa Thursday Ida drove reported 17 below The warmest spot in the state was Davenport which reported a lov of one below While it didnt match North Iowa DCS Moines 8 Wednesday night was a low for that city Low records here are no high er than 15 for any time after midDecember Whatever happens next it appears that North Iowa will look like the Sunny South com pared to what is going on else where One reading Wednesday was 59 atop a mountain 24 miles northeast of Lewistown Mont fleet idea as one way to achieve this result The French believe the neet witi have exactly the opposite result 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