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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that mokes all North lowahs neighbors Home Edition VOL IDS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL M 1H5 10e Two AxoeUUd Praia rail 15 Postmaster d I cannot justify wasting funds US Postmaster Gen eral John A Gronouski told Iowa postmasters Friday night in Mason City even though sonic postiil programming may arouse resistance There is a pressing need for Ihpsc funds in such vital pro Eianis as poverty education health and manpower retraining to mention the postal oper ation itself Gronouski referred in partic ular In some initial resistance to a program aimed at closing of a number of fourthclass post offices He also defended his plan In purchase cars for rural mail carriers instead of paying them car lease fees That program he said can save the govern ment million or more a year with no adverse effect on either service or carriers Gronouski was the major speaker at the threeday Iowa Branch Convention of the Na tional League of Postmasters which began Thursday at the Hotel Hanforcl economy proposals On thfi matter of closing fourthclass post offices he said Let me make two things clear First we never close an of fice unless we are certain that we will be able to continue pro viding at least as good or better service Second no office is discon tinued unless the postmaster is eligible for retirement or reas signment We will not close any post office just for the sake of closing it Modern conditions out moded many of todays post of fices Gronouski s aid and there is nothing new about this He pointed out that at the turn of the century there were more than 75000 post offices as compared with 34000 today On ending of car lease he stated The question here is clear cut Can we by leasing a fleet of automobiles for our 31000 rural carriers maintain or im prove our level of postal service and at the same time save millions of dollars of the tax payers money The answer is we can And I see no reason why we should not Gronouski said he his no quarrel with the present 12 ccntamile rale paid rural car riers to operate their own cars And there is no intention to work any hardship on the car riers he said Actually under the leasing program he said we will be able to provide them with cars that are just as good as the ones they are presently oper in many cases bet ter While a third of the autos now in use by rural carriers are more than three years old and five per cent are more than 10 years old the new program would provide cars an average of two years old and none more than three years old Gronouski said In addition the postmasters were told the autos to be pro vided would have the best equipment including electric windows speciallybuilt seats heavyduty clutches and trans missions and the best of snow and mud tires The closing of small post of fices and purchase of rural car rier cars fit a pronouncement to the Cabinet by President Johnson that we cannot afford to waste a single dollar on out moded programs I consider this more than a presidential mandate Gro nouski said I consider it a cardinal rule of any prudent and efficient operation The postmaster general called on the Iowa postmasters to help in these programs of cutting dead wood from our operations and in assuming increased man agement responsibilities Mail is now running at the rate of 72 billion pieces a as much as the total mail volume of the rest of the world he said It has in creased by 166 per cent GRONOUSKI Turn to 2 AUTOCiRAPH Patti Persons eral John A Gronouski during his visit iuitfhLer of Mr and Mrs Harold Per Friday Looking on is Debbie Sanders sons of Sheffield receives an auto whose father is a mail carrier at Shef Kiaphed picture from Postmaster Gen field A big occasion Sheffield holds Gronouski Day Rain high winds add to flood woes Capital city hit by storm Damage part MWj of Des By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A thunderstorm with winds measured at the Des Moines Airport at 82 miles an hour struck the south central section of Iowa late Friday night The main force of the hit the southern part of Des Moines unroofed the Bellizzi MacRae American Legion Hall and one home and knocked out the power in some areas About a dozen homes were damaged During afternoon m severe hail storm caused extensive damage to windows over a wide area of Fairficld Among homes hit in the WaJ ktmda section of Des Moines that of Mr and Mrs John P Hollingsworth who were in Chi cago for the marriage of a daughter neighbors said A Expect record crest Sunday By RON SPEER DUBUQUE Rain and the threat of high winds tightened the tension in this floodweary city Satu s tub bor nj ight to control the Mississir Heavy rain moved into the area Friday night and p to inches may come along with winds of up to 0 miles per hour before the alltime high crest hits iunday The citys battle in the last 24 hours is aimed at rotecting residential areas and keepingopen the Julien Bzidge over the I Mississippi Seven other bond issue is defeated at Cresco By JAMES R OWENS SHEFFIELD H was lohn A Gronouski Day in Sheffield Friday An overcast sky and a drop of rain now and then didnt stop it from being the biggest event residents could recall in this 1500population North Iowa community as it turned out to welcome the nations Postmas ter General And Postmaster General Gro nouski didnt let Sheffield forget that the honors were for native son Henry 1 Sloffer as well as himself Sloffcr the Sheffield postmaster and president of the National League nf Postmasters brought Gronouski to his gave town as wdlf as to the leagueskeys to the And Gronouski Iowa branch convention at Majhimsclf made a surprise pre son City I might say you have H one man Chamber of Commerce Grounoski said in a talk at Shef fieldChapin Community High School Hank Stoffcr has estab lished himself in Washington as a fine decent man and therefore established himself as a very ef fectiveman The talk came after a parade from the Sheffield post office with escort by the schools band More than 200 Sheffield resi large part of its roof was torn off At the Charles Wehrer acreage the wind picked up and shat Gronouski tered a barn in which a valuable Palomino horse was kept Wehrer said the barn was torn spnlation an autographed into splinters rnd the contents picture of himself to Patti Perwere scattered He said he sons daughter of the Sheffield post office clerkincharge Miss Persons had previously written Stoffcr asking that she might have a chance to shake Ihe Postmaster Generals hand and the picture was the result In the high school talk heard by some 350 persons Gro nouski appealed to students in particular to consider entering public service dents watched ceremonies at thcl Dont think of a big nameless post office at which Mayor Louis Hit convoys in Viet raid SAIGON Viet Nam AP south of Haqoi the North n armada of 66 US Air ForceViet Nam capital The bridge jets hammered at road convoys was reported destroyed There and a ferryinstallation in Com munist North Viet Nam Satur day in roundtheclock attacks A military spokesmanreport ed that six US Air Force B57 Canberra jet bombers blasted an antiaircraft site and a truck convoy Friday night in North Viet Nam He said air planes returned safely The daylight raids were car ried out in two operations Six Canberra jets attackeda road convoy in strafing attacks on routes 7 8 and 12A spokesman reported they knocked out the convoy and an antiaircraft site Later 35 FlOSs supported by 25 jet fighters struck a highway bridge and docking ramps at a furry crossing near Vinn 135 was no indication whether any planes were lost In the ground war a large force of Communist Viet Cong attacked and defeated a govern ment force in Kicn Hoa Prov ince 60 miles southeast of Sai gon The action began Friday when several hundred Viet Cong at tacked a base where a govern ment junk force of 66 sailors and 14 militiamen were sta tioned on a1 Mekong River es tuary At the end 32 defenders were killed or missing The sur vivors including seven wound ed managed to escape but losl 34 weapons bureaucracy he said Think of the Hank Stoffers You dont get the sense of excitement and the sense of ded ication in the nations capitol until you actually experience it he said To me the most exciting kind of an occupation is one in which one can contribute to this great society which were not only talking about but actually doing something about Gronouski urged the students lo go on to higher education and ultimately I hope you iive some thought to what can be a most exciting career The communitys flags were flying as Gronouski entered Sheffield and the post general a Wisconsin was greeted by the bandplay ing On Wisconsin C D Foster Sheffield Com mercial Club president presid ed at the high school ceremo nies and Stoffer Gronouski and other dignitaries The Sheffield visit ended after Gronouski had coffee and chat ted with members of the which had turned out to gree him He returned to Mason City in a caravan for his evenini appearance at the convention found the horse running about and did not know whether it had been injured Wehrer college teacher said the Palomino was 19 years old and had been given to him by students at Scottsbuff Neb in 1950 when he was a school principal there A 30foot evergreen tree was uprooted from the John N Sour beer lawn and carried about a block away A hugh tree crashed through the roof of the N A Naughton home Most of the roof of the Ameri can Legion hall fell on top of the John Mazzie home two doors away Three young children in the house were sleeping but none was injured Employes in the control tower at the Des Moines Airport said hey took safety at one time on a lower level of the administra ion building when the wind be came so severe In the storm at Fairfield hail he size of walnuts and pieces of ice hit like bullets smashing hundreds of windows in homes stores greenhouses and build ngs and dormitories at Parsons College The loss was reportec icavy at the Coenders florists and the Fairfield Flower Shop DATI1H4JH Photofax NO CAMPING TODAY This recreation area presented a discouraging sight to wouldbe campers as the flood waters of the Mississippi River neared their crest at Guttenberg a small town north of Dubuque JOHN R PENNEY Mason Cityan is Teacher of Year John R Penney chemistry teacher at Mason City High School has been named Iowa Science Teacher of the Year by the Iowa Section of the American Chem ical Society Penney has been teaching science in high school for 31 years Announcement of the award was made Saturday at the annual meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science at the University of Dubuque A cash prize goes with it Penney 51 joined the Mason City High School faculty in 1947 as science teacher and coach He had taught previously at Hills boro Blairsburg Van Me ter and Newton From 1950 to 1957 he was as Gross tells Peterson to face truth WATERLOO Rep HR Gross says therejtions for Penney were these is no doubt that he was reelectlcommcnts sistant high school principal at Mason City and was principal until 1961 when he resigned from the higherpaying post in order to return to classroom teaching He is in the class room five hours a day and is active in sponsoring the local science club and its activities Included in the recommenda ed last November and his Democratic opponent Stephen Peterson of Waterloo should face the truth Peterson had asked the veter an Republicans help in seeking of the 3rd District yiijpfiisional returns Continually rcpeatini utterly false and reckless will not change the waythe peo ple voted Gross said Peter soo apparently believes he is ac complishing something by this repetition Gross won over Peterson by 419 votes 4 He is the kind of career teacher who has much to do with the success of America in the future I have been a teacher for over 20 years and is still the model of the kind of teacher I want to be It has become accepted by those of us in the system to anticipate many of Johns week ends being spent working in a HEIRESS DIES ATHERTON Calif Spreckels Wegeforth 84 an aboratory to prepare coming cssons or in spending time working with both promising and problem students More than 80 per cent of Pen ncys students have attendee college Penney earned a bachelors degree at Drake University in 1934 and a masters degree a he University of Iowa Iowa City in 1946 The last three summers he has attended insti tutcs in chemistry sponsored by the National Science Foimda tion He is a member of the slate and national education as sociations the Iowa Association of Classroom Teachers Iowa Science Teachers Association and Phi Beta Kappa Penney is married and ha two children His daughter Sue is studying for a PhD degre in education at the Universit of Iowa Iowa City and his son Robert is a graduate of Idahc University and is now in armet forces pilot training Prof Richard Campbell o the University of Iowa chemis heiress to the Spreckel sugar try department was chairma fortune died Friday 1L I jof the award committee Voters in the How rdW i n n e shiek Community hool District in a special elec on Friday defeated a proposed chool bond issue for This is the fifth school bond lection held in the five years f the districts existence All ave been unsuccessful The total vote in Fridays lection was 1962 Yes to 1426 O This made a majority of 79 per cent A 60 per cent ma ority is required for passage The proposed bond was for a ew high school building in resco additions to the Lime prings and Ridgeway buildings nd remodeling at Elma Attend nee Center A breakdown of votes through ut the district show first fig re YES Chester 19217 Lime bridges spanning Iowa Wisconsin and Illinois have been closed Muscatine although more than 130 miles downstream from the damaging crest ordered the Muscatine High Bridge closed Friday night Traffic also was stopped on the Gateway Bridga at Clinton Thousands of sandbags were thrown on both sides of High way 20 approaching the Julien Dubuque Bridge Friday when leaks developed and at times threatened to close the struc ture Volunteers finally plugged the leak and the bridge only span over the river still open in a 200mile stretch from LaCrosse Wis to Davenport More than a foot of fresh dirt was piled atop two long wide dikes protecting a big section of Dubuque homes and businesses as winds whipped the massive river into waves that pounded flood walls The cat like advance of flood waters continued into un protected portions of the Du prings 27095 Elma 49314 jbuque business district where toward Center 5375 Crescojscores of establishments have uperintendcnts office several ownships 181128 New Oregon 08195 Fremont Township 624 City of Cresco 1076290 Ridgeway 14188 Inside The Globe 4 been closed The sixstory Canfield Hotel joined the losers Friday night moving guests to other hotels and motels after a flood wall collapsed and flooded the base ment The river climbed past the 26 foot level during the night and is expected to hit 267 feet at ita peak in Dubuque Sunday That would be nearly 10 feet above flood stage and four feet Newman Surveyor 5jhigher than the previous record Church news et in 1952 Society newt 8 Sports 910 Mason City news 1213 Latest markets 12 Comics 14 Clear Lake news IS Classified pages 1417 North Iowa news Recruiting Cubans for cane harvest MIAMI Fla AP Seven housand Cuban city residents will be recruited to cut cane in a final push to harvest 5100000 tons of sugar by May 1 Havana radio reported Friday The goal was set by Fide Castro who cut cane himself during Easter Sugar is Cubas vita dollar crop Las years harvest was estimated 3800000 tons P Despite high water flood walls have protected nearly all f Dubuques homes Less than 00 families have been evacuat ed in this city of 57000 However nearly onethird of he 2300 residents of East Du uqe 111 have left their homes Most of them lived in a low area containing about 250 houses that s protected by a fivefoot dike svhich has sprung numerous leaks in the last few days North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy Mtd wtHt Cfl4fflC9 Cr
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