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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Disagree on state expenses Travel pay rules differ By CHAD SKAOGS DES M01NES cur rent legislative look into affairs of the Iowa Agriculture Depart ment has revealed the states limit on employe trav el expenses docs not apply to all persons Top officials in the Democrat ic administration disagree on whether it should apply across the board The State Executive Council raised Ihe daily expense limit for stale employe travel from to early last year The limit applies to meals lodging and incidentals but not to mile age allowances for those driving private cars Investigators working for the legislative committee looking into Agriculture Department af fairs found that some officials in lhat department and others had spent more than the limit Slate Comptroller Marvin Seldcn Jr whose office en forces he rule for the Execu tive Council said that for years the expense limit hns not ap plied to elected officials or to persons classified as occasion al travelers He said this policy of excep tions to the rule has its faults bul also has good points Persons who travel daily and whose business takes them to he smaller communities can find a clean comfortable room and adequate meals for a day Seldcn said But he said elected officials and occasional travelers more often travel to Iowas larger cilos where keeping within the S12 limit and still finding satis factory lodging is more difficult We could raise the limit to for everybody he said But lets face it if we did everybody would spend and il would cost us quite a few dol lars Were all human Seldcn is not an elected offi cial is not on the list of occa sional travelers and comes un der Ihe limit But he said that when he Iravelcs in Iowa he often spends more than that paying Ihe difference from his own pocket Gov Harold Hughes said he doubts whether it is fair lo have one expense limit for one set of employes and a higher limit for another We need to rccxaniinc our entire policy quite thoroughly Hughes said He suggested pos sibly selling a higher limit foi those who must spend more than a day Iksaid be plans lo look into whether the 612 limit for rcgu lar travelers within Iowa is hiyl enough We could have some of these field men spending half a day looking for a cheap room to keep under the limit he said Selden said all elected off ciaLs automatically go on the list of occasional travelers for whom there is no limit But he said his office studies expense accounts and rejecls all claim H believes to be improper re jnrdlcss of whether the person making the claim is a regular or occasional traveler Persons not elected to office KG on the nolimit list when rcc ommrndcd by their department head and approved by the com trollcrs office Seldcn said The current list includes about Vlr persons but some of these especially lawyers in the attor ney generals office have left slate employment since Dcmo crals look over stale offices in January Disaster area in S Minnesota WASHINGTON smal Business Administration Thurs day declared four counties in southern Minnesota disaster areas as a result of damage from heavy rainstorms March 3 The counties arc Mower Houston Fillmorc and Olmsted On the inside CERRO GORDO County legislators Find jobs more work than expected Page 3 North Iowa Editorials 4 Clear Lake newsS Mason Cily news 4714 Latest markets 7 Society news I Sports news Comics11 North Iowa Weather outlook Light snow or snow flurries Friday night and ever east Saturday an additional inch of snow Northerly winds di minishing and Friday night lows in mid 20s Most ly cloudy Saturday in low The newspaper that makes a 11 North I o wans neighbors Home Edition VOL T05 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH S 1W5 10e 9 copy This Paper Consists of Three Sections Section Associated Press Full Wirct No 22 Moscow pressure grows 2nd storm in 3 days slams area North Iowa hit by its second storm in three days was almost stalled Friday With up to 5A nches in Tuesdays storm and 4 nchcs more Thursday trans portation was having problems Cars and trucks snowed in or stuck while driving added to the ask of getting North Iowas vhccls turning again Highway 05 east of North wood and High vcre closed by trucks stuck in drifts preventing snowplows rom getting through Wreckers had a field day iccing motorists Arlie P Christensen Mason sily district maintenance engi neer said the blocked portions ivcre being approached from op sosite directions in an attempt o open them up Christensen said many of the GO men that plow roads in 18 Vorth Iowa counties had gone 27 hours without sleep Fourteen of those workers were operating In the Mason City area Christensen said more than ialf dozen blades were broken luring plowing o p cralions Thursday lie said the blades could not stand the strain of the wet snow and ice He said wind was closing snow in behind the plows almost Cars wind slow removal of snow Cily snow removal equipment liasnt even had a chance lo cool off in the last few days accord ng to Walter 1 Buser of he street department Only the drivers h a v c changed Busick said wearily Friday morning It may be the niddie of next week before the streets arc completely cleared Busick said blowing winds and parked cars have hampered efforts as fast as paths were opened Mason City street crews also worked throughout the night They plowed up lo 11 pm Thursday and then hauled snow in Ihe downlown area until 6 a m when plowing operations were resumed Parked cars slowed their progress Don Boell city engineer said the snow has brought another potcntial flood threat to Mason Cily He said a sudden lhaw especially if accompanied by rain could put Willow Creek and the Winncbago River above bank level again Air travel suffered the most from the adverse weather con ditions Ozark Air Lines reported no flights would arrive or leave Mason City until Friday after noon because of snow on the runways at the Mason City Air port Only one Otark af ternoon flight to from or arrived af the Mason City Airport after Thursday noon The flight from Chicago to Omaha Thursday was re routed from Waterloo to Oma ha The northsouth bus schedule also was disrupted by the storm The Jefferson Lines bus from DCS Moines lo Mason City was an hour and 40 minutes late Friday morning and the southbound bus from Minneap olis to Mason City was hours late The Hock Island Lines re ported its passenger trains run ning on or near schedule Thurs day and Friday The highway patrol headquar ters at Mason City reported most Iowa highways were 100 per cenl ice and snow covered Friday Wind still was blowing the snow culling visibility to STORM Continued on 2 CAR AFTER CAR AFTER CAR IS STRANDED IN HEAVY SNOW THAT COVERS MASON CITY Battle greets official in Viet SAIGON South Viet Nanmirday and lour various parls of AP Reinforcements were tms wartorn country airlifted into a major battle 40 miles southwest of Da Nang Friday while a large scale attempt to engage the Communists 50 miles east of Saigon ended a complete failure American and Vielnamcse officials directing Ihe war effort went into closeddoor meetings with the US Army chief of staff Gen Harold K Johnson and the rest of a highlevel dele gation which arrived Thursday night from Washington The visitors got a briefing on the current military situation from Gen William C West moreland American command er in South Viet Nam and met with US Ambassador Maxwell D Taylor Johnson and his parly will break up into small groups Sat Military sources at Da Nang on the coast 360 miles northeast of Saigon said nearly a battal ion of Vietnamese rangers was flown lo help out government units under heavy attack from at least two Viet Cong battal ions One source said all the Viet namese units totaling more than three battalions were in difficulty An almost complete lack of hard facts on the battle indicated a degree of confusion among Vietnamese forces caught in the area One American an Army Spe cial Forces enlisted man was shot in the stomach while ac companying his troop on a com bat palroi Thursday in the Viet an area south of Da Nang He was evacuated lo a hospital at Nha Trang and reported in seri ous condition Ink stains mar embassy after riot By GEORGE SYVERTSEN MOSCOW fAP There were 210 ink stains splotching the tan walls as high as the fifthfloor 310 windows had shattered panes nine pairs of drapes were ruined and two US shields damaged Bul the Soviet police guard outside theUSEmbassy was back to four Friday and busi ness returned to normal follow ing a day of wild student atlacks on the 10story building The attacks by Red Chinese and Vietnamese students de nouncing US air strikes against North Viet Nam was followed by an exchange of pro tests between the US and So viet governments US Ambassador Foy D Koh ler told Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko that police protection had been inadequate to deal with the rioters who were scat tered only after army reinforce ments moved in Gromyko apologized for the attack promised the Soviet gov ernment would pay for the dam age and said greater measures would be taken to protect the embassy in the future Gromyko then handed Kohler a note saying US acts of planned aggression in Viet Nam were an indication thai the United Stales is embarking upon the road of further extend ing the war in Southeast Asia Such actions the Soviet note said undermine the foundation on which alone relations be tween the USSR and the Unit ed Stales can be cultivated namely Ihe principle of peaceful coexistence The government had provided more protection than at any previous demonstration posting about 600 policemen around the embassy But they were beaten back by screaming students X STARTS VIET Harold K John son US Army chief of staff leaves Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon after his arrival in South Viet Nam He will lead a fourday onthescene inspection of the war there At right is Gen William C West moreland commander of US forces in Viet Nam The spy who came in ouf of the orchard Story of drunks and smelly men SPY AT WORK Ventura County Supervisor Howard F Robinson who want eel to find out first hand about farm labor problems picks lemons in an orchard near Ventura Calif Wearing old clothes Robin son visitedthe state employment office and was hired on his first Visit Robinson plans to draw on confers next week W Willard Wirtz says he when he of Laboi DC his experience with Secretary in Washington By DICK BIESER VENTURA Calif W There were two drunks on the truck who couldnt get to work and two more took bottles into the grove There was drinking during the night Some of the men dont smell too good This was a farmlabor complaint from an unusual source Ventura County Su pervisor Howard FRobinson Robinson has spent t h e last three days picking lemons in one of many or chards in this citrus center north of Los Angeles But Friday was his last day After he hangs up his old work clothes he plans to relay what he learned lo the US Labor Department in his official capacity as a supervisor concerned with farmworker problems Robinson a vigorous 43 is an insur ance executive who has spent the last 17 years behind a desk Why did he embark on a lemongrove masquerade Robinson feels theres a real farm labor crisis in the county and 1 wanted to see firsthand whether a man who want ed to go to work would be hired Wearing old clothes and a jaunty yachting cap the slender sandyhaired su pervisor was hired on his to the State Employment Office Robinson used his true name in ap plying for the farm labor job but didnt SPY Continued on Page 2 Sioux Cityan dies in North Iowa crash NEW HAMPTON A Sioux City youth was killed near here Thursday afternoon in a devas tating cartruck collision on slippery Highway 53 Dead is Charles Robert Hoff man a student at owa Stale Hoffman was riding in a car driven by Michael C Bellinger 20 Ames which went out of control about 12 miles south of here and was struck broadside by a truck driven by Fred Mathias 52 New Hampton Bellinger also an Iowa Stale student is in serious condition in a New Hampton hospital The boys were returning to Ames after attending a wedding in Madison Wis Investigating officers believe the Bellinger auto traveling south hit a slick spot on the wet pavement and went out of control The Mathias truck was headed north at the time of the accident Both vehicle were demolished Chinese tighten clamps May force Viet reprisal An AP News Analysis By WILLIAM L RYAN AP Special Correspondent Moscows latest protest nott o the United States has an ur ent ring suggesting that pres urc on the Kremlin is coming lose to intolerable in view of he American air attacks on North Viet Nam The note said the bombings undermine the foundation on which alone can be cultivated relations between the USSR and the United States namely peaceful coexistence Moscow s in effect saying that US poli cy in Viet Nam is making it in creasingly difficult for ths Kremlin to adhere lo its current The protest seems to hint that f the air attacks continue the Russians might be forced to make a move As yet the Krem lin has refrained from indi cating what move it might make Perhaps it will step up its efforts in concert with France and others to bring about some sort of Geneva conference The impression of Soviet nervousness is difficult to es cape The note seemed almost to be begging the United States to case up on the pressure Washington it said must be aware of the farreaching conse quences the developments in Viet Nam may have for the in ternational situation as a whole and for SovietAmerican rela tions in particular if the United States sticks to its present course With each American foray against North Viet Nam steam is added to the pressure on the Kremlin This comes while in ternational Communist leaders are meeting in Moscow in an attempt to unravel their compli cated differences It comes as the Red Chinese heap derision on the USSR Riots in Red capitals against American embassies represent a less than adequate reply to US bombings The world has a way of respecting power The rioting in fact may serve only to illuminate the reluctance of the Soviet regime to undertake anything more drastic in a Southeast Asian situation over which it has lillle control But this could tend to per suade others particularly in tha Communist world that the USSR is fundamentally weak in time of major crisis to re mind others that it was the Rus sians who backed away in 1962 in the showdown over Soviet missiles in Cuba Even in a quest for negotia tions on Viet Nam the Russians would be up a tree The Red Chinese have said they will not be party to any negotiations un til the last American leaves Viet Nam a condition which would leave the Americans without bargaining power and South Viet Nam helpless If the Russians want to negotiations possible at all they would have to have some pros pect of influencing North Viet Nams Ho Chi Minn who will ngly or not seems lo take his directions from Peking Until the measured extension of the war to North Viet Nam with the bombing of alleged itaging areas for support of the Viet Cong rebels in the South he Americans appeared to have little bargaining power in the event of negotiations The aombings may have provided the United States with consid erably more leverage should the Communists decide they are ia a mood to talk SAME DATIlHt10 V   

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