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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                DBS MOINES Secretary of Agriculture L B Liddy stalked out of a legisla tive hearing into the firing of a slate milk inspector Tuesday and said I am not going to waste any more of my time Liddy a Republican testified for 70 minutes Monday and had been questioned for about 70 minutes Tuesday when he broke up the hearing by walking out storms out of hearing for Denn er I am fed up Liddy said I amthrough This is termin ated Unless you subpoena me I am through This is all the badgering I am going to take I apologize to the committee but I have noth ing to hide I have to make a living I have a noon appointment and 1 am going to keep it Liddy was asked by John Greer counsel for the joint legislative committee conduct ing the investigation about eve ning meals charged to the state by Richard Dennler 52 when the former secretary blew up The former secretary re turned voluntarily to the com mittee room in a few minutes and said he did so because he did not want to leave the im pression he had anything to hide Dennlers discharge as a stale milk sanitarian last Jan 29 by Liddys successor Democrat Kenneth Owen touched off the legislative investigation Owen who defeated Liddy in last No vembers election is scheduled to testify later in the hearing Greer told Liddy that in 1964 Dennler charged the stale for evening meals although he spent only eight nights away from home Dp you still consider that money peanuts as you said Monday Greer asked Yes I do Liddy said That isnt as much as your fee for three days in this hearing Greer receives a day for his committee work The hear ing is in its fourth day Then Liddy stormed out of the hearing room After a moment of shocked silence Sen James McNally DSioux City moved that a subpoena be issued to order Liddys return A subpoena had been issued earlier for Liddy and other wit nesses but Liddy was never served with his and appeared voluntarily After Liddy left Rep Lloyd Jackson DClinlon said That was ridiculous If he is going to pul on a grandstand show Ids issue a subpoena and get him back here Before Liddy left he leslified lhat he once fired an inspeclor for falsifying vouchers for morn ing and evening meals He also said that all of the inspectors including Dennler were checked occasionally for verification of their expense accounts Liddy said he never found any irregularities in D e n n 1 e r i claims Upon his return to the com mittee room Liddy testified he discharged one inspector be cause 1 was satisfied he had DENNLER Please turn to Page 2 Bloody battle in Viet Kill 120 Viet Cong SAIGON South Viet Nam AP More than 120 Conumi nisi Viet Cong were killed and six Americans were dead 01 missing Tuesday in one of the bloodiest engagements in the Mekong delta in months US officials said Initial reports indicated that South Vietnamese government forces suffered more than 60 casualties including about V16 killed The confirmed American dead were a US Army officer and a US Navy officer Their deaths brought to 323 the number of Americans killed in combat in South Viet Nam since December mi Four US Army helicopter crewmen were missing and be lieved ticiici Their aircraft was hit by 50caliber Viet Cong ma chine gun fire and exploded in The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 4 1945 Ufa Paper Consists of Two One Aisociated Press Full Lean No Bad floods hit Cherokee air Evacuate 70 families at Charles Rivers up The helicopter had been pro viding cover for a downed Viet namese air force fighterbomb er A second US Army helicop ter was shot down while cover ing the same crash Its four crewmen were rescued and were reported only slightly in jured VIET NAM Please turn to 1 along the Cedar River at Charles City highlighted the flood news in North Iowa Tues day as the areas streams and rivers continued to rise The Charles City families evacuated all live in the Oak Park area in northwest Charles City Some residents of the area hadnt moved back into their homes since the March 1 flood At 9 am Tuesday the level fl HOME ON THE MOON Moon home design set BALTIMORE Iffl hasnt reached the i moon yet but homes for him to live in when he wets there already have been designed Ranging in sixe from modest oneroom effi ciency units to more elaborate trailertype homes the lunar shelters will house American astronauts as they explore the moon surface They will contain he necessities to support two to three men for periods of from 30 to 15 day Designed by engineers at the Westinghouse Defense and Space Center two of the shelters include connecting work areas which could be created by a telescopic wal arrangement The additional space could be used for vehicle main tenance or scientific projects requiring large work areas The shelters as well as a lunar roving ve hicle which the astronauts would need for transportation oyer the moons surface could be transported to the moon in a single flight of a Saturn V rocket The unit would arrive on the moon in a domeshaped package with expandable sides which would vertically telescope tothe vehicles full size The smallest of the shelters is a rigid com plex of two cylindrical con taining an air lock and a larger adjoining chamber where scientists would live and carry out experiments and research It would weigh about 5600 pounds Two larger models one weighing 7000 pounds and another weighing about 0000 pounds each include expandable areas where astronauts can work in a shirtsleeve environ ment Each of the shelters contains a fuel cell sys tern to provide power an environmental control I system to assure a comfortable atmosphere housekeeping equipment and supplies a com munications system and communications an tennas Rotating sun shades would deflect the suns rays during the extremely hot lunar high noon hours The evacuation of about the Cedar River at Charles families from a residential arcalcitv stood at 1806 feel about feet above flood stage but more than feet below the March 1 level High water at Charles City also forced the closing of St Marys bridge which carries Highway 18 traffic Classes at Immaculate Conception School in Charles City also were called off Tuesday because of the nigh water Downstream from Charles Bridge damaged by ice Span near Mason City An 80foot bridge across the Winncbago River northwest of Mason City fell victim lo ice jams and high water Tuesday morning The bridge a pony truss with concrete deck located one mile west of Highway 65 was knocked partially off its abut ments about am accord ing to Warren Davison Cerro Gordo County engineer Davison said the northeast corner of the bridge apparently wasknocked off its abutment by the impact of an ice jam which had backed up 600 to 700 feel behind the bridge during the morning When the bridge was checked Monday night Davison added the river was clear of ice and he level was below previous flood levels Davison said he doubted the bridge could be salvaged If the bridge has to be replaced he continued it probably would be with a 150foot span Such a bridge he said would cost a minimum of 330000 or Davison also warned people that the countys rural roads are in miserable shape and shouldnt be traveled unless it is absolutely necessary Motor ists who have to travel these roads should be on the lookout for washouts he concluded Goldwater gets back treatment PHOENIX Ariz AP ry Goldwater the 1964 Republi can presidential candidate was to enter the neurological clinic at St Josephs Hospital Tuesday for treatment of a chronic back ailment The condition caused by an old injury plagued the former senator throughout his cam paign last year A neurosurgeon who asked not lo be identified said the trouble is probably centered on a cervical neck disc in the spine The surgeon said the condition is no cause for concern and that Goldwater will be hospitalized for observation and possible therapy He said no surgery is contemplated VI The Globes Iowa Line Tht delusive Inni dtfttnce telephone wire used to fither Information or this article City al Nashua the Cedar River was about 33 feel below the record flood level of 1961 and only 1 fool below the level re corded on March 2 By mid morning Tuesday the water still wasnt across Highway 34H Die major road carrying traffic east out of Nashua At Greene Tuesday the Shell rock River continued to rise By 11 am the rivers level stood al 8Xfeet IVi feet above flood stage The record level for the river at Greene is 10Vfe feet set in 1961 By midmorning water was running across Highway 14 at Greene The highway runs par allel to the river as it comes into Greene from the north Several business places along the highway were closed be cause of the high water At Swca City surface water still raced down the commu nitys streets Water was a foot deep across Highway 9 in the community but the road was open to traffic School was open there Tuesday but school buses picked up some students living in the area of town hit by the high water At Algona traffic was closed on Highway 18 east of the inter section of that road with High way 169 Water from the easl fork of the Des Moines River was running three feet deep across the highway An embargo against vehicles weighing more than six tons also was placed on three slate blacktops in Kossuth Countj Tuesday The roads arc I4 from Whittcmorc north to where i leaves the county 91 from Led yard to the intersection will 169 and 226 from Tilonka to Highway 18 The Winnebago River which caused the major worry in Ma son City slopped its rise in the morning and was still holding steady at midafternoon The main fear was that there might be upstream ice jams that couldj release a rush of water before a general drop in stream level The city water works on Elm Drive at 13lh NE was diked I early in the morning as the wa Photnfax Astronauts picked for next trip HOUSTON Tex AP As tronaut Waller M Schirra Jr hitched his career star In a space satellite and now his wish Picture on page 20 i ters lapped over Ihe bank to its rear Temporary diking was not only at the rear of the plant but also across Elm Drive to block street water that backed from storm sewers onto 13th west of the Red Cross volunteers assisted in sandbagging work at the wa ter plant Sandbagging was done at storm sewer inlets on 13th but water could not be stopped The river level was higher lhan Ihose inlels Water already high Monday afternoon had risen just over three more feet in the Winne bago by a m Tuesday II was slill several feel below Ihe lop of dikes on the east side of the river across from Ihe water plant The water backup at 13th and Elm Drive was gelling into basements of homes on Connec ticut on the north side of I3lh The Edward H Burke family 1308 N Conneclicul cleared Ihcir bascmcnl and moved out for the duration of high the first reported home evacua tion in the city Willow Creek was running bankful but dropped several inches during the morning and it was hoped thai danger of serious damage was past on that stream CREEK KING SURVEYS EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE Constantine of Greece walks through rubble of home in a survey of damage clone by Mon days earthquake in the city of Megalopolis The old lady at right lived in the house Daylight time okayed Bill is sent to Hughes DES MOINES CAP The Iowa Senate Tuesday accepted a House bill for statewide day light saving time from Memori al Day to Labor Day The Senate earlier set the date from the last Sunday in April to Labor Day but the House shortened the period to three months After brief debate the Senate voted 3517 to go along with the House version and send the bill to Gov Harold Hughes The governor has said he fa vors the Memorial DayLabor Day daylight time period Passage of the House version followed a flurry of debate in which senators from eastern border areas expressed strong opposition to the Memorial Day starting dale They conlendccl it would create confusion because of Illinois longer daylight time period Sen Jack Sehroecler RBet tendorf said there was a dan ger that this law would be ig nored in eastern border com munities Sen Peter Hansen DMan ning a sponsor of the measure acknowledged that it provides no penalties for disobedience The acceptance by the Senat of the threemonth dayligh time period was seen as a vie lory for rural and western bor der areas that have cither op posed any daylight time or hav favored a shorter period Block autobahn again Jet buzzes Tempelhof has come true Schirra a Navy commander 42 and Air Force Maj Thomas P Stafford 34 were named the primary crew Monday for this countrys first atlempt to link up two fullsize vehicles in space Air Force Maj Virgil I Gris som and Navy Lt Cmdr John W Young were chosen backup crew for the flight the fourth manned mission in the Gemini program It is expected before Christmas This was a flipflop arrange ment of the first manned Gemi ni crew for which Grissom and Young were primary crewmen Schirra and Stafford the backup duo That mission was com pleted March 23 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler Tues dey night lews in upper Ms Wednesday in upper Weather Details on Page 2 1 Photofax BLOCKADE motorists pre pare an openair meal as they wait in line of cars at checkpoint on the East German border at Marien horn BERLIN AP The East crman Communists closed the erlin autobahn for 4A hours uesday and a Soviet jet buzzed Berlins big Tempelhof irport for Ihe firsl time The United States Britain and ranee strongly protested the uitdown on the autobahn and US Air Force spokesman aid the buzzing also would be rotested spokesman said a Soviet winengine plane came in from east at 500 feel and swept cross the field which is heavi used by commercial airliners ying in and out of West Ber lin The visibility was good and icre were observers who learly saw the red star on the the spokesman de other end of the autobahn fou Allied vehicles were detained There were no signs that U Nothing like it in 74 years Other points threatened Bj THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS The worst floods in 74 ears nearly isolated Cher kee Tuesday in the wake of heavy spring rains A core of other northern owa towns faced serious lood threats Iowa Adj Gen Junior Miller made an aerial sur vey of the situation Tues day particularly in the Cherokee Waterloo Fort Dodge and Marshalltown areas More than two inches of rain compounded flooding already widespread in many areas due to a fast runoff of melt from the heavy snows earlier in the month New evacuations of peopls vere reported Tuesday at Cher okee Charles City Greene Ce dar Falls and Waterloo The Little Sioux River reached an estimated 256 feet eight feet over flood Cherokee Tuesday morning and anolher foot was expecled by afternoon Flood stage is 178 feet More than 60 National Guards men were called out during the night for emergency flood duty at Cherokee where 40 to 50 homes and 12 to 15 business es tablishments were under water kneedeep Sandbag barricades gave way under the pressure of the flood waters Thirty families were evacu ated at Cherokee during the night Evacuations continued Tuesday Highways closed because of high water in the Cherokee area lane la red The US Army reported that ive Allied vehicles held up by he autobahn shotdown were al owed lo proceed at 2 pm One US military sedan was stoppcc t Babelsberg on the West Bcr in end At Helmstedt on the British or French authorise US 59 the south were planning any strong meas1 urcs The Easl Germans closed the 110mile lifeline linking the ity with West Germany for lours Monday The Allies said their protests vere strong ones however There was no explanation as o why no stronger efforts have jeen made despite the fact that US British and French mili ary cars have been held up along with civilian traffic It may be that they are wait ng to see if the new Communist squeeze will last beyond Wednesday the day the West German Parliament convenes in West Berlin It is this session the first in seven years that has irritated the Reds and prompted the roaci restriction although officially they used the pretext that traf Inside The Globe DECISION on dismissed Brilt policeman is post poned Page H Editorials North Iowa news 4 Society news 7gl Sports 1M2 Meson City news 1415M Latest markets 14 Comics II Classified pages 2021 Clear Lake 22 edge of the city Iowa 3 north east of the city and old Iowa 5 at the east edge of town Rising waters of the Littla Sioux reportedly flooded tha Sioux Rapids city waterworks and contaminated the water The Little Sioux was rising steadily at Spencer to the north The level stood at 156 Tuesday morning feet over floor stage Observers said a rise of six to eight inches there could produce serious flooding Also on the rise were the Cedar West Fork of the Cedar and the Shellrock rivers which join between Finchford and Janesville north of Waterloo Crests developed in the area much faster than anticipated by the Geological Survey Readings along the three riv ers Tuesday morning were above flood stage and rising These included 187 feet at Char fie would interfere with City where an estimated 70 munist military maneuvers families were affected 1495 at The highway was blocked by barricades at 9 am at the out skirts of Berlin and at Helm stedt the western end The bar ricades were lifted at pm Monday the blockade began half an hour earlier and lasted for more than three hours for civilian traffic and for nearly seven hours for all Allied mili tary vehicles Armed East German army officers told civilian travelers Tuesday they must turn back as today they must turn back as the road was closed because o maneuvers the same excuse as was used Monday inchford 1425 at Shell Rock FLOODS Please turn to Page 2 SAMf V   

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