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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Procedure for getting aid By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director Everybody wants a piece of the pie but nobody knows who has the knife Thats about the situation North Iowas school superin tendents are in with regard to the billion education bill recently passed by Congress In other words all the super intendents want to make sure their districts receive some of these federal funds but they dont know the proceduresto follow to ensure this fundgath ering The superintendents arent alone in their dilemma Paul Johnston Iowas Superintend ent of Public Instruction frankly admitted Thursday that he doesnt have the answers to many of the who how much how and when questions sur rounding the federal program When questioned about the progress being made on a state plan necessary to receive some of the federal funds Johnston said nothing definite had been established and wont be until guidelines are passed down from the federal agen cies Johnston wouldnt esti mate how long it would be be fore these guidelines would be forthcoming Well just have to be patient until we learn more he said Johnston said the Iowa plan would be formulated as soon as possible after the federal re quirements are known One of the reasons for Crush ing the state plan through is that the education bill calls for the program to start July 1 havent as yet propriatcd for the program Iowas share could be more than million for the 196566 school year Of this total Johnstons office FOCUS on North Iowa been appropriated by Congress be made available after that date If the full billion is ap estimatcs that about million will come from funds ear marked for Title 1 of the fed eral program That portion of the program will provide financial assist ance to local school districts serving lowincome families The federal appropriation being sought for this part of the pro gram is billion Although this part of the pro gram will provide the bulk of the funds it also appears it will cause most of the headaches for the local and state school of ficials Under the program the to amount of federal aid a district will receive will depend on how many students it has who come from families with less than annual income If a district has at least 10 of these socalled impoverished students the bill calls for the federal program to supply half of the districts average per pupil costs for these lowin come students At present the biggest head ache facing the school adminis s trators appearsto be how to determine the number of impoverished in their districts Although Johnston saysthis determination will depend on federal guidelines he does add that it probably will involve the use of census and welfare records Just who will have the final responsibility of determin ing this number is impossible FOCUS Please turn to Page 2 Okay gas tax hike Approval by House By WILLIAM L EBERLINE DES MOINES ap peared to be on the way Friday for Iowas lagging primary high way construction program A bill to raise the motor ve hide fuel tax one cent a gallon and use the estimated mil lion a year it will produce to speed up primary road construe tion passed the House 8033 Thursday A motion to reconsider pas sage of the measure was promptly filed by Rep John Shannahan DSioux City Bu sponsors of the bill were hope ful the motion could be defeatec and the bill sent to the Senate by early next week Passage of the bill strongly backed by Gov Harold Hughes the State Highway Commission and thc Iowa Good Roads Asso eiation came after a surprising ly short debate of less than hours The House in short orde The newspaper that makes all North I o w a n s neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 23 1965 IDc copy Paper Consists o Three Sections Section Associated Presi Full No 64 School bus bill in coma Winds stir up swollen river By RON SIEER DUBUQUE If Winds whipped the swollen Mississippi River Friday and threw another threat at this floodstricken city Upstream Guttenberg officials asked for help as dikes there threatened to give way and to force numer ous persons from their homes Two summer cottages were being swept toward a rail road bridge across the river here They could cre ate a problem if they are pushed againstthe bridge which is about three feet ibove water Change date for knocked down several amend nicnls most of them designcc to give secondary roads anc city and town streets a share o the money the gas tax boos would produce On final passage 14 Demo crals joined 19 Republicans i voting against the bill Most o the opponents were border coun ty representatives concernc lest the increase drive low motorists to other states to bu gasoline or small county repre SLntatives who contended th need for more money is a great in the secondary as in th primary road system Thc concern of border count representatives springs from th fatt Hint only Nebraska amongt0 hold primary elections in primary Moved to September Coast Guard Lt Ed A Walsh said he was not extremely con cerned about the cottages be cause weve got a lot more im portant things worrying us right now Walsh said his men were working to keep two tail tanks surrounded by flood waters from toppling over One con DES MOINES lotains gas The other also con tains an inflammable liquid he wa Senate passed a bill Friday Hie neighboring states has higher gas lax than Iowa Iowa has nearly 2000 miles of primary highways no more than IS feet wide The State Highway Commission has only 250 miles of Ihcsc roads programmed for widening in its present fiveyear plan The commission says it doesnt have the money to widen more of these roads and take careof other primary highway needs too Rep Edward Busing DStan September rather than in June The 456 vote sends the meas ure back to the House for ac tion on Senate amendments The tanks were being filled with water lo restore their bal ance Walsh said city officials were meeting to discuss the effects the waves created by winds will Present law puts the on dikcs arcad near thc election on the rirs Monday mjd r jnt as u k June The bill would put t on Gefs beating from Senators By CHAD SKAGGS DES MOINES A school bus transportation bill rested in limbo Friday after suffering a 3919 de feat in the Iowa Senate Thursday There was no assurance that the bill could be re vived However backers took hope when an attempt to nail down the defeat through a parliamentary ma The House passed the bill 656 April 6 to require aiblic school boards to prp icle transportation within heir districts to pupils of rivate and other parochial the first Tuesday after the first Monday in September which would be the day after Labor Day It would reduce the time between the primary and thc general election from five jmonths to eight weeks The clcc i fit i JIL II lilt Ofthcjas lions are held in even numbered years All Democrats voted for the measure but Republicans were divided The Senate rejected 2522 an amendment that would have provided for choosing political party precinct chairmen after tax boost said it is imperative thai the commission be given more money lo speed up the widening program He noted that Iowa had more than 800 traffic deaths in 1964 and blamed a substantial num ber on inadequate highways Speeding up the primary high way program also will en courage industrial expansion and help attract tourists he said If the hill becomes law it would raise the tax on gasoline In seven cents a gallon and on dicscl fuel to eight cents inching far beyond all previous records Walsh said the City of Du buque and the Coast Guard are sending boats lo Guttenberg where officials fear the dikcs may be breached Meanwhile a lean factory worker who spent Thursday night in his home just below the most critical spot in Dubuques dike system was confident that it would hold City Engineer John White di recting the battle against the Mississippi in this city of 57000 WELCOME FROM City Mayor George E Mendon shakes hands with U S Postmas ter General John A Gronouski left upon his arrival at the Mason City Airport Looking on is Henry L Stoffer president of the National League of Postmas ters and postmaster at Sheffield the general election rather than also was optimistic but he said in party caucuses A voice vote gave approval to an amendment to provide that a party caucus cannot choose a candidate unless a member of that party filed for the post in the primary election Pliotofax YOUR WHISTLE DRY The South Main St sign in Prairie du Chicn Wis is under eight feet of water and so is the tavern Spit Whistle The river stage was 248 when this picture was taken Inside The Globe ic Uvoblocklong dike that pro ects northeast Dubuque is the lost critical spot in town Mayor Robert Horgan said The people are determined to vin this battle The dike developed a big leak hursday but more than 200 oads of dirt and hundreds of andbags were thrown on the upture to plug it Boy they did a wonderful ob Wemett said When I got ip Thursday and saw that wa cr coming out of the dike I was cared Wemett moved his wife and ivc children out of his home be ore starting a nervous watch hursday night was forced out in 1952 the ast record flood and this was lot worse than then But now weve got the dike and I think ts going to hold he said Directly behind the dike arc more than 20 homes and dozens of industrial buildings The city engineer who kept arth moving equipment and lood workers busy reinforcing he dike through the night said hc big test would come Friday Were putting up a dickens of a fight here and I think were going to win said White North Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness with showers and thunderstorms ever 30 to per cent of area Friday night tows in Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain Saturday in WHAT IS IT No awards for right guesses but answer is on page 11 Postal gr o u p head says ade quate budget essential Page 6 Gronouski soys Manpower study set at post office Battle set over voting rights bill First vote next week WASHINGTON leaders hope to forestall lengthy debate on the voting rights bill by putting the first of its many amendments next week to a vote early A detailed manpower survey will be made at the Mason City ost Office Sectional Center next month US Postmaster General John A Gronouski said Friday as he arrived in Mason City to speak at the Iowa Branch convention of thc Na tional League of Postmasters The Mason City post office ivhich saw some extremely ieavy work loads in the early months of the year actually has bad a good record in getting mail processed for points throughout the area the transportation available master general said Because of thc press of work however and with some reduc tion in manpower two extra men have been assigned here pending the full study he said Gronouski said that if his priority mail system is ap proved it would be very sig nificant for airlines such as Ozark Air Lines which serves Mason City I think that when we reach the point where we use thc Weather 2 Clear Lake news Mason City news 67 North Iowa news t Sports 910 Society news 1112 Comics 13 Russians launch 1st relay satellite MOSCOW AP The Soviet iUnion announced Friday that it had put its first communications satellite into orbit and had suc cessfully carried out television Classified pages between Moscow Editorials U Fowler turns bock on excise taxes WASHINGTON AP Treasury sources say Secretary Henry H Fowler will take no part in deciding whether auto mobile excise taxes should be cut After resigning as undersecre tary of the Treasury in April 1964 Fowler wasa lobbyist for the Automobile Manufacturers Association He was assigned specifically to the excise Ux issue and was paid Molniya like the early US for priority that is first class not only feeder air lines but likely some taxi air line companies will be found to be useful Gronouski said He said that use of zip codes with presorting of mail in 553 sectional centers such as Mason Mtys is cutting time and cost in mail handling Since mail is nandled fewer times there also is a positive advantage in avoid ing damage he added Gronouski arrived by Ozark plane about 2 pm at the Mason City Municipal Airport Greet ing him were Mayor George E Mendon Henry Stoffer pres ident of the National League of Postmasters and postmaster at Sheffield Iowa Branch Presi dent Floyd A Bishop Mitchell villc Henry Pcndcrgraft Mason City postmaster and other pos tal and community officials Gronouski went from the air The prospective ice breaker is a rider by Sen John J Wil liams RDel to impose heavy criminal penalties for votebuy ing and other election frauds Both Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and Republican Lead er Everett M Dirksen said they hope Williams amendment can be brought to a vote Monday or Tuesday But counter lo their hopes for quick action on the bill is Sen Allen J Ellcnders prediction that the debate may run for eight weeks The Louisian Democrat spoke to newsmen Thursday after a meeting o Southern senators He is their acting leader in the absence o Sen Richard B Russell DGa who is ill Debate is in its second da Friday Ellender said that un less the Senate eliminates an amendment to bar the poll ta in state and local elections h doesnt think leaders could ge the necessary twothirds vote t block a filibuster Tclstar satellites is not in schools Its rejection by the Senate Thursday was a major defeat or Democratic Gov Harold Hughes who asked for such a measure and talked personally vith some opponents while tha Senate delayed its scheduled de bate Thursday morning Floor leaders of both parties said it was not a political issue Only 18 of thn 34 Democrats and only one of the 25 Republi cans in the Senate voted for the measure Some dissenters said how ever they would have supported he bill if the Senate had adopt Floy voted for measure In Des Moines Friday Sen Delbert Floy Thornton Dem ocrat said the vote on the bill was exactly what I expect ed Floy who supported bill from the start said he never thought it had chance He did however ex press some surprise that vote wasnt closer Floy also indicated he doesnt believe the debate on the bill has caused any split in the Democratic party in Senate This never was debated along party lines he pointed out It was more according to a mans personal conviction And Dirksen in a separate interview agreed He reiterated instcacl rejected some that he considers the poll tax rider unconstitutional and that he thinks it jeopardizes the bills chances In Thursdays opening debate the floor manager for the meas ure Sen Philip A Hart D Mich said he has no doubt that the amendment is constitution al The major provisions of the bill would permit federal exam iners to register voters in five Deep South states and in parts of six other states and would suspend use of literacy or other voter qualification tests and Vladivostok 4000 miles cast of thc Soviet capital on the Sea of Japan Tass thc Soviet news agency said the satellite Molniya 1 went nlo a high elliptical orbit Friday All the equipment installed on board and thc entire ground radio complex are operating normally Tass said Thc announcement said thc main task of Molniya 1 is to relay television programs and long distance bilateral multi channel telephone radiophoto and telegraph communica tions synchronous orbit and is not continuously available for com munications relays across the Soviet Union Early Bird the US commu nications satellite launched over thc Atlantic Ocean on April 6 is in an orbit synchronized to the revolution of the earth so that it is constantly in position to relay signals between the United States and Europe On Sunday Early Bird is to inaugurate two way live telecasts between Eu rope and North America Tass said Molniyas period of revolution is 11 hours 48 minutes The Soviet satellites eggshaped orbit carries it to a maximum height of approxi mately 20600 above the earth port in a caravan to Sheffield where it was John A Gronouski Day and all businesses were closed for ceremonies in which was keys to the city meeting people and giving a public talk He was to return to Mason City for his evening banquet talk late in the afternoon G Mennen Williams to continue with post WASHINGTON AP G Mennen Williams is staying on as assistant secretary of state for African affairs The onetime Michigan gover nor revealed his reappointment Thursday after a unannounced meeting with President John son Klotz quits position with US Commerce WASHINGTON AP Her bert W Klotz has resigned as assistant secretary of com merce following his admission that he profited from purchase of Texas Gulf Sulphur Co stock The resignation was an nounccd Thursday by Secretary of Commerce John T Connor Klotz said he knew nothing about the discovery but bough the stock after a tip from a sec retary By buying an option on 2000 shares Klotz said he had a paper profit of about some two weeks after the pur chase major amendments that jffered Backers could ask these sena ors to help force reconsidera ion amendment and a vote on he bill in another form Sen Warren Kruck DBoooe eader of the Democratic oppo sition moved after the bills de cat to reconsider the measure and to table his own motion This would have meant that re consideration would require sup port of twothirds of the Senate However a 3028 vote rejected he tabling portion of Krucks motion and left pending his mo tion to reconsider It was available for any sena or to call up for a vote at any time Backers of the bill thus could wait until they thought Lhey had the votes then call up Krucks motion for reconsidera tion Kruck was laying plans to BUS BILL Turn 2 SAME DAT11H41W   

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