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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 15, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                1 Tidbits from an inaugural 9 And a shotgun gift By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa Director DES MOINES Observations from the inauguration Gov Harold Hughes can read a speech word for word and still make it sound off the cuff A little touchup job on his graying hair and Lt Gov Rob ert Fulton could pass for one of the legislative pages Busiest of these legislative pages this week was Robert Vi clal Hampton Robert the son of Dr and Mrs L L Vidal was the personal page of Speaker of the House Vince Steffen D New Hampton for the opening week of the session Most frequent question asked of North lowans at the inaugur ation by members of the legis lature How is Leo Elthon Inaugural address statements drawing the biggest applause It was close between one ask ing for legislation to control the location of billboards along in terstate highways and one rec ommending legislation to make daylight time uniform in the state Cerro Gordo County freshman representative Robert Clap saddle hopes to get a switch committee assignments He The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY IS 1965 Hoc Paper Consists ot Two Associated Full Wlro No 292 0000 fire at motel By LARRY FULLER A predawn fire Friday de stroyed 10 units and damaged 11 others at the Hearts Desire Motel two miles north of Ma son City on Highway 65 A preliminary unofficial esti mate set the loss at not including a 1959 model car which also was destroyed All of the 16 occupants oC the motel escaped without harm The cause is under investiga tion by the Mason City Fire Pre vention Bureau The fire is be lieved to have started in unit 12 in the northeast corner of the motel Mrs Ray 0 Davis wife of the caretaker said that about 3 am a man registered under the name of David Hopp of Deni son and was assigned to unit 12 She said he was driving an old Chevrolet and gave license number 1710537 Mrs Davis said abovit an hour later the man came to the care takers unit at the south end and said there was a fire The call was received by the Mason City Fire Department at 4 am Mrs Davis said she called each of the units and her hus band said he knocked on the doors By the time the guests were out Hopp had left the motel Mrs Davis said Some of the guests said Hopp left with a woman although he had regis tered alone Witnesses reported the car driven by Hopp went east on See More Pictures Page 6 the Spring Park Road after leaving the motel Jerry Koer ber deputy sheriff traced tracks believed to be from the Hopp car to the area of Carolina and 17th NE Police said the license num ber given by Hopp was regis tered to a 1951 Kaiser belong ing to a Mason Cityan The man said he has since sold the car The burnedout 1959 Ford was parked in front of unit 12 and belonged to Dale Hillyer Web ster City I got the car door unlocked sat in the seat and as I started it the windshield fell in my lap Hillyer said He was treated for a burned hand 1 heard someone bang on the motel room door Hillyer said I could see flames out the window Hillyer and most of the other men from the motel some still wearing pajama tops spent most of the night in the Wheel in 1 would like to trade his seat on the commerce committee for one on the human relations com mittee Churchill is stricken Has a blood clot LONDON Sir Winston Churchill Friday Price tag on the shotgun pre sented to Gov Hughes by his honorary colonels Sharing the back row in the enlarged Senate chambers Cerro Gordo Countys Delbert Floy and WinnebagoHancocks John Chub Buren A couple ad vantages of this are being close to the door and getting all new equipment suffered a cerebral thrombosis a blood clot in the brain and there was widespread concern that the 90yearold statesman might be at the end of the road A medical bulletin from his doctors said Sir Win ston also has developed a circulatory weakness which would appear to that his heart is flagging or that there was a fairly gen eral blockage of the arter s The medical bulletin issued y his personal physician Lord VIoran said After a cold Sir Winston has developed a circulatory weak ness and there has been a cere bral thrombosis t After viewing the Senate com mittee appointments veteran Rep Floyd Edgington RShef field comments things may not be as bad as we thought Reasons Republican Sen Dave Shaff and Robert Riglcr both named ranking members of Democraticcontrolled com mittees Shaff will be number two man on the Judiciary Com mittee and Rigler holds same post on Governmental SubDivi sions Committee Cerro Gordos Floy slighib concerned about first release o Senate committee appointments It showed him on only one com mittee appropriations A cor rected version added the Agri culture and Governmental Sub Divisions committees to his as signment The temperature was near zero outside but it was about 10 degrees warmer than a hot house in the House chamber during the inauguration Most comfortable place from which to watch the festivities was the Senate chamber Wasnt nearly as crowded and the picture of nctivities projected on large screen was surprisingly clear Most piognant remark of the day Those of us who live by the ballot die by the mer Lt Gov William Mooty in his farewell remarks to the Senate PEACE CORPS EXTENSION WASHINGTON UP Ad ministration officials are dis cussing the possible extension o Peace Corps activities int Eastern Europe as a means o forging stronger links with the Communist nations Sir Winston was 90 last Nov Hes had a cOld for several days said Sir Winstons son Randolph Churchill from his In the past he has suffered a number of illnesses and had at least two strokes Invariably he has bounced back and birthdy after birth day for the last five years or more he has been able to totter to the groundfloor windows of Lady Churchill will be 80 in April Sir Winston over the years has recovered from many ill nesses and a fall in which he broke his hip Londoners have come to know him as Indestruct ible Churchill Since his retirement from the House of Commons last July Sir Winston has been out of the public eye His appearance at his window on his birthday is the only time Londoners have seen him for months Friends said that of late he often has complained of being cold Increasingly poor circula s said to be responsible A source close to the Church ills said that he 3een taking one baths daily as a has of late or more hot means of im his London home at Hyde Park Gate smile and give his famous Vforvictory sign to wellwish ers congregated outside On his last birthday Lady Churchill Sir Winstons Darling Clementine held her husbands rm as he moved slowly to the vindow He looked extremely ale proving his circulation Three weeks before Sir Win stons 90th birthday he attended a dinner at the Savoy Hotel of a club he founded in 1911 called The Other Club After he slowly made his V ign with the first two fingers if his right hand Sir Winston vas gently led away by his vife FLAMES BURST THROUGH THE FRONT SECTION OF HEARTS DESIRE MOTEL photos by Elwin Musser WINSTON CHURCHILL Osage school bond approved OSAGE Voters in the Osage school It also eliminated an au JFK letter nets auction NEW YORK AP A per sonal letter written by John F Kennedy when he was 15 year old sold for 52700 at an auction Thursday night A 1963 letter by former Sovie Premier Nikita Khrushche brought It was written t the president of Bolivia and stressed the importance of peaceful coexistence Sixteen items in the sale bear ing the autograph of the late President Kennedy sold for a total of Kennedys boyhood letter was written to a close friend while he was a student at Choate School in Connecticut The fu ture president bragged in t he letter about the number of girls his school attracted to a dance and complained about a beating a student councilman adminis tered to him Badger turned out to be skunk UNION CITY Tenn AP Turner Kirkland called in a re porter Thursday saying he cap ured a badger rare in these Community School District Thursday passed a bond issue for new junior high school an addition to the present junior high school and an addition to the present grade school District voters have twice in the last two years rejected a bond issue The original proposal called for an 18room I elementary school The propos al passed Thursday is for a five j room addition to t h e present CHARRED OUT MOTEL AFTER FIRE Johnson urges efforts to halt spread ot Aweapons parts a cagelike trap Looks more like a skunk to me said the reporter WASHINGTON AP Presii dent Johnson asked Congress Friday to extend the life of the US Arms Control and Disar mament Agency for four years to assure the continuing lead 11 4 il O 3 U I t H i MI Hes just got a white spot on h f lh Unitcd states in J nnt An accompanying letter by United States Soviet Union and his head not all the way down his back said Kirkland as he oeae jabbed the animal with a slickp the purposeful pursuit of agency Director William C Fos ter said the legislation will be required to the agency op erating because the present au thorization does not provide adequate funds beyond the end of the present fiscal year June 30 ditorium from the junior high school which was included in the original plans The issue was favored Thurs day with a 65 per cent majority A 60 per cent majority was re quired for passage Only 1832 votes were cast as compared to 2398 voles cast in the last school bond election in April 1964 Thursdays stormy weath er held down the number of voters going to the polls to get a better view Turned out the reporter was right Powerful blast under Russia UPPSALA Sweden unusually powerful underground curily of the I Congressional approval of the Attempts directed toward recommendation along with the arms control and other meas The area votes in the three elections is as follows yes votes come first no votes second percentage of yes votes Presidents request for milures to lessen the threat of war lion for the agencys expenses are no longer Utopian dreams over the next four years ap peared certain Johnson told Congress a de termined effort to halt the spread of nuclear weapons over the world is essential to the se TOWN 1963 LITTLE CEDAR MEROA MITCHELL ORCHARD 4818320 OSAGE I 1964 1965 50 explosion in Russian Asia was registered Friday by the Seismo logical Institute here Dr Markus Bath head of the institute said the explosion was 75 times stronger than previous explosions registered from the same area Experts here had little doubt it was an underground nuclear explosion though Dr Bath de dined Oks J7 so Foster said He added The work of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency has become an integral part of our overall national se Britain The treaty which bans all but underground tests now has been signed by a total of 107 nations France and Red China have not signed They are the only nations in addition to the United States Soviet Union and Britain who have nuclear weap ons or are building them Furthermore Johnson said the United States has estab lished a direct communications link between Washington and Moscow popularly known as he Hot Line has joined in a UN resolution against intro ducing weapons in outer space 2 Rock Valley residents killed reeze production of strategic nuclear delivery vehicles such as rockets to halt production of fissionable nuclear materials for weapons use to reduce the danger of surprise attack or way by miscalculation by set ting up observation posts over the world and to prevent non nuclear countries from obtain ng nuclear weapons made clear that nonprolifera ion is a foremost objective of lis disarmament policy Despite the vast defensive power of this country the Presi dent said hi letters to the House and Senate the effort to stop the spreading of nuclear weap ons is essential to our security for a continued increase and spread of modern weapons can decrease our security I curity policy Armaments alone can no longer increase security the unchecked increase of these weapons o mass destruction can only diminish our safety in he hope for peace Johnson noted that four years ago the United States became the first nation in the world to c tablish such an agency He said it had a good record of achievement citing the con clusion 1963 of the limited nuclear listban treatyby the LE MARS AP Two per sons were killed in the collision of a car and a Great Northern Railroad freight train at a cross ing about 10 miles north of here Friday Dead were William C Ver Mulm and his daughter Beverly Sue Splear 30 both of Rock Valley Mrs Splears daughter Kathy about 7 was reported in fair condition at a Le Mars hos pital The train was hound from Sioux City to Sioux Falls SD Authorities said Vcr Mulm and In Cafe south of the motel Most of the men are salesmen P E Phelps Lytton who shared unit 10 with Sam Me Cleish Lone Rock said the walls were hot when he went back into his unit for clothes His glasses were in the unit which was consumed by fire He said he tried to make a second trip but it was too hot Someone with a girl woke us up He came right into the room Phelps said I heard him say Come on babe lets get out of here J L Anderson tire sales man from Rochester in unit 7 said he grabbed his pants and tried to move his car He said he couldnt see any thing as he stood in the snow without shoes or a shirt The keys still were in the room Anderson said Some guy with a pickup truck put a chain on the car and towed it ack A shirr and boots were loaned Anderson Two other guests Ronald Ren ng Waterloo and Wayne Ware Sumner also said there was heavy smoke and flames when they woke up Before I got my clothes on couldnt see across the room because of the smoke Ware aid Mrs Davis said her two chil dren in bedrooms under the caretakers apartment and Mrs Cecil McVicker owner of the motel were taken to the home of her father Raymond F Smith 638 1st SE Mrs McVicker who was staying in a basement unit at the south end of the motel is recovering from recent surgery The fire was raging out of control until about 6 am A wind blowing to the south hamp ered operations by firemen from Mason City Plymouth Manly and Nora Springs Themotel an Lshaped lay out with the main section runr ning north and south and a wing to the west at the north end is about five years old All of the units not destroyed by flames including the care takers partment had heavy smoke damage About 5 am Davis put on a gas mask and entered his apartment to re cover money kept there Firemen refilled tank trucks at the American Crystal Sugar Co plant and at Federal and 17th North Red Cross volunteers and the Salvation Army worked through the night serving coffee rolls and sandwiches to firemen The Iowa Highway Patrol handled traffic at the scene A list of occupants of the motel follows Mr and Mrs Ray Davis and their two children in the care takers apartment Mrs Cecil McVicker owner unit 18 Wayne Ware Sumner unit 2 Chuck Reynolds Minneapolis unit 3 Ron Renling Waterloo unit 5 Ray A Schmidt Savage Minn unit 6 J L Anderson Rochester Minn unit 7 Donald Holman Minneapolis unit 4 P E Phelps Lytton and Sam McCleish Lone Rock both in unit 10 Burned Dale Hillyer Webster City Officials said the fourycarJMrs Splear were taking Kathy authorization whichjto school when the accident oc the President asked for the discurrcd armament agency was mainly required to finance research projects It is expected that the President will ask an appropria and has initiated cutbacks in the planned production of fis sionable material In addition the President said the United States has put jefore the Geneva disarmament conference now temporarily in recess a number of im portant concrete proposals for the control and reduction of ar maments on which agreement has not yet been achieved tion of million to million to finance the disarmament agency for the next fiscal year North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly clear and much cold er Friday night lows 515 be low Fair and a little colder Foster listed major pending proposals being designed to i Saturday above highs zero to 10 i1 Lights on for safety reminder DES MOINES AP When you see Iowa patrol cars driv ng with their headlights on low 3eam during daylight hours they are carrying a safety mes sage Its to remind Iowa motorists and pedestrians alike that the state had a record number o more than 800 traffic deaths in 1964 State Safety Commissioner William F Sueppcl said Friday unit 16 Burned Vincent Kelly Dougherty unit 19 Not at motel at time of fire Heavy smoke and water damage to room The person registered as David Hopp and possibly a woman companion in unit 12 Burned Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Mason City news 67 Society news S Sports news 91C Television news1112 Comics 13 Classified pages 1415 North Iowa news 16 DAT   

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